Sup­ple­ment sem­i­nar goes Satur­day in Strat­ford

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - HEALTH/COMMUNITY -

The Coun­cil for Health Im­prove­ment through Re­search and Prac­tice (C.H.I.R.P.) is pre­sent­ing its first in a se­ries of three sem­i­nars on cur­rent health is­sues.

The first event is Satur­day, Jan. 16, 10 a.m.-noon at The Robert L Cot­ton Cen­tre, 57 Bun­bury Rd., Strat­ford. The sem­i­nar topic is Sup­ple­men­tary Vi­ta­mins and Min­er­als: Re­al­ity and Fic­tion. The pre­sen­ter is Dr. Gretchen Ma­cLean, a li­censed natur­o­pathic doc­tor and the owner of the Is­land Well­ness Cen­tre.

“The topic is of spe­cial in­ter­est fol­low­ing CBC’s Mar­ket­place and Fifth Es­tate re­search and pro­gram­ming on sup­ple­ments, ask­ing the ques­tion: Are you get­ting what you’re promised?” a news re­lease states.

CHIRP wel­comes health re­searchers, health care pro­fes­sion­als and all in­ter­ested Is­lan­ders to this sem­i­nar. The for­mat of the sem­i­nar en­cour­ages di­a­logue with, and among, the par­tic­i­pants.

CHIRP is a P.E.I. based not-for­profit, which ac­knowl­edges that health and ill­ness in­volve the dy­namic in­ter­ac­tion of body, mind, emo­tions, and spirit. Com­ple­men­tary medicine in­volves var­ied health ap­proaches, both re­search and ther­apy, which can func­tion co­op­er­a­tively along­side con­ven­tional medicine. There is a rapid growth of knowl­edge and prac­tice of en­ergy ther­apy and all aspects of com­ple­men­tary medicine. Most for­ward-look­ing health re­searchers and health pro­fes­sion­als have a grow­ing aware­ness that there are mul­ti­ple so­lu­tions to many cur­rent health prob­lems.

The sem­i­nars are de­signed to pro­mote ev­ery­one tak­ing own­er­ship of their own health in a proac­tive and pre­ven­ta­tive fash­ion. CHIRP em­pha­sizes the need for all peo­ple, not just pro­fes­sion­als, to be knowl­edge­able about the causes of ill­nesses, the pos­si­ble so­lu­tions, and the most promis­ing out­comes.

To reg­is­ter, go to or Phone Marie at 902-894-4573.

Reg­is­tra­tion fee is $20.Light snacks will be served.

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