Constadina Zarokostas-Vasiliades is a Writer, Editor, Communications Consultant, Reiki Master (Usui Shiki Ryoho) and Herbalist who enjoys writing about diverse cultural sensitivities, and the ability to bring balance into daily lives and work environments.
After graduating from the University of Calgary’s International Relations and Communication’s Program she worked in various communications oriented jobs including the Office of Public Affairs for the U.S. Consulate General in Calgary, Canada, and The Editor-in-Chief of an award-winning Canadian multicultural magazine that was circulated internationally. Her various jobs allowed her the ability to travel the world, however her love of natural balanced holistic living that she learned from her travels and her Greek family inspired her to study this area further, first by delving into the world of Hippocrates (the Father of Modern Day Medicine), followed by becoming a Certified Reiki Master, and finally received her certification in Herbalism from Canada’s First School of Nutrition, … Read More »
Our story starts with Anita — the life force behind Menomission®. She was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to North America along with her five siblings when she was a child.
By the time she was 18 Anita was married and she quickly had four children — one after another. [Once she figured out where they were coming from, she stopped it immediately.]
A dynamic business woman since 1994, Anita has been involved in the herbal botanical industry for 18 years (culinary to medicinal). She was involved in the functional foods product development when the area was just a concept in North America. Anita particularly enjoyed providing educational workshops on cooking with herbs and healthy living.
As an experienced professional grower with a focus in natural health product development, she has received several awards of recognition for her work and involvement in the industry.
Anita has been an industry … Read More »
Lori met Anita at an international herbal conference.
In fact, Anita went to the conference specifically to meet Lori, who was an invited speaker. Needless to say [after she got over the shock of being stalked by two fellow professionals] Lori found their determination, excitement, and energy were infectious and started with the team informally in 2007 before the trio began working together in earnest in 2009.
Lori is a great believer in science; she loves to learn how things work and why. She’s worked for some of the largest companies in the world in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. She has also worked in some of the most challenging companies…her own.
A biochemist, Lori has over 20 years of corporate experience in quality management, regulatory affairs and research and development. She is an ISO lead auditor, certified HACCP Manager and a registered LACF Manager CFR 113. [Don’t … Read More »
Lara Armstrong, is a licensed naturopathic doctor who currently practices in Ancaster and Hamilton, ON. She received her training in Naturopathic Medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), graduating in 2004, and started her private practice, Armstrong health in 2005, where she runs a general family practice. In 2007 she started the menopause clinic at Monarch Laser and Wellness in Hamilton. This clinic offers naturopathic treatment for menopause and issues surrounding hormonal imbalance and is run in conjunction with a medical doctor, bringing a very unique and refreshing approach to health care. Dr. Armstrong is very passionate about helping women going through menopause, providing them with education and has been involved in several speaking engagements discussing this topic. Dr. Armstrong has been the recipient of the Diamond Award for “Best Naturopath” in the Hamilton’s Readers Choice for the last 5years.
In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Armstrong, is … Read More »
Dr. Chi Hung La received his Science honours degree at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. He fell in love with medical plants while researching on the anthelmintic properties of papaya seeds with intestinal parasites. That lead him to his completion of four (4) years of naturopathic medicine training in 2006 from The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM),Toronto, Ont. He has been practicing in Alberta for the past 4 years focusing on Women’s health, Endocrine health, dermatological health, and Sports medicine. In his practice he uses Chinese medicine, clinical nutrition, botanical medicine, energetic medicine (Homeopathy, Applied Kinesiology).… Read More »