1. Unlocking the endocannabinoid system with maca and cannabis

Tune in to understand the role of the endocannabinoid system in balancing our brain and body during times of chronic stress and inflammation. Stress, trauma, poor diet and lifestyle all play a big role in upsetting the sensitive balance of our brain chemistry and can cause anxiety, depression, fatigue and other symptoms that can lead to long-term chronic illness. During this workshop we will take you through the complexities of how stress impacts on the balance in our body and brain and how our natural health systems try to respond to stressors to maintain balance.

We will also be talking about the role of the endocannabinoid system in regulating and balancing our brain and body. How to activate our endocannabinoid system and the different ways we can treat chronic conditions like anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue, auto-immunity and others using Peruvian Maca and other plants. Book your spot to learn more…

-The gut-brain relationship and chronic inflammation
-The role of stress in chronic health conditions, fatigue, auto-immunity, hormonal balance, mental health and other inflammatory conditions
-The endocannabinoid system (ECS)
-The role of the ECS in regulating HPA function and bringing balance back to the body
-Peruvian maca and linking science to ancient traditions
-How maca works, FAAH inhibitors, the differences in the colours and therapeutic uses
-Finding the right treatment approach and option for you
-The HPA axis and stress response systems
-HPA dysregulation and it’s impact on the body
-Anadamide (AEA) and human cannabinoids
-Cannabis and plant cannabinoids – how they work, differences, functions and health benefits
-Making medicine from maca and the formation of macamides
-Maca and cannabis, pros and cons and combining them in treatment
-Case studies and success stories

Full replay available for viewing 7 days following the live event.

2. Tackling chronic fatigue & autoimmunity with integrative health

Here’s what you will learn:
A journey through chronic fatigue
From when your health tower collapses to diagnosis. The Western health approach to CFS.

The inflammatory cascade
An in-depth analysis of inflammation, it’s origins, its mechanisms and how it affects the body during chronic fatigue and other auto-immune conditions.

The latest studies and research – new avenues
What we now know about CFS and autoimmune conditions that we didn’t 5 years ago. A summary of exciting new studies and what they mean.

A new model for what CFS and autoimmunity look like
From the recent research we paint a new picture of what chronic fatigue looks like and explain why symptoms are so varied, non-localised and individualised.

How to create a holistic and integrative health recovery pyramid
Knowing what we now know we outline the key aspects that every recovery plan should involve and share case evidence for successes for each aspect.

Integrating the physical with the emotional and subconscious
Understanding the role of subconscious behaviour and imprinting ‘healthy’ back to the autonomic nervous system.

Presented by Dr Corin Storkey – director of Seleno Health has over 8 years of clinic research experience, specializing in chronic inflammatory diseases. He himself has battled with and overcome chronic fatigue and promotes an integrated and holistic approach to management, combining evidence based research with natural health solutions and healthy living. He has a holistic, systematic 8 point approach to managing and beating chronic fatigue based on his own life experiences, traditional medicine and scientific research. Come and hear about his story from being bed-ridden for years on a sickness benefit to surfing 8 hours in a day, hiking the mountains of Peru, traveling the world and running his own natural health business.

Full replay available for viewing 7 days following the live event.

3. Understanding glutathione and building natural immunity

Here is What You’ll Learn

The inflammatory cascade:
Understanding what inflammation is, how it affects our body and how the body tries to respond. Differentiating between primary (external), secondary (internal) and tertiary (signalling) inflammation.

Glutathione peroxidase (GPx) and protective enzymes:
The antioxidant enzyme systems involved in enhancing natural immunity and reducing chronic inflammation. Criteria for effectiveness of antioxidants.

The gut-brain relationship:
The role of the microbiome and gut in inflammation and how the gut and brain are related during times of stress.

Selenium and it’s role in immunity:
Why Selenium is so important, why we may de deficient, what are signs of deficiency, how to increase our intake and the role of Selenium in natural immune protection.

Macrophages and natural immune function:
How the immune system responds to inflammation and infections and how we eliminate viruses, bacteria and toxins. Myeloperoxidase and hypochlorite production.

Reducing collateral damage during infection and inflammation:
The importance of reducing collateral damage to reduce complications and speed up recovery times from illness.

Immune dysfunction and auto-immunity:
When the immune system becomes dysfunctional. Complications during infection and inflammation and collateral damage of host tissue.

Super boosting the glutathione systems:
How to super boost your enzyme systems and enhance natural protection towards stress, bacteria and viruses.

Why antioxidants are so important:
The role of antioxidants in protecting us during stress and infection. Food based antioxidants vs our own antioxidants.

Creating a holistic and integrative health pyramid to build natural immunity:
Brining it all together and creating your own personalised prevention and recovery map against inflammation, infection and illness. Must have’s and should have’s, what to include and what to avoid to ensure better health this Autumn and Winter.

Dr Corin Storkey – Director | Seleno Health
Corin is a health educator with over 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in medicinal antioxidant chemistry, oxidative diseases, cellular protection and health. He holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Heart Research Institute – Sydney, Australia. He has previously struggled with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) using natural health.

Full replay available for viewing 7 days following the live event.

Sally and Corin

4. Medicinal Maca Masterclass – Using Maca to Treat Different Health Conditions

Maca is a sacred medicinal root from the Andes of Peru that has been used to treat and manage stress for centuries. She (la maca) has a healing spirit that returns balance and builds resilience to stressors. But not all maca is equal and there are 15 different combinations of Maca possible to use for different conditions, including 5 preparations and 3 colours of the roots. In this workshop we will take you through the traditional methods of matching your maca to your symptoms using maca to treat and manage different health conditions. Sally will guide you through the ancient traditions of maca and connect you to her spirit and healing power. While Corin will explain the scientific background and studies to substantiate the traditional uses.

Come and learn about maca with Dr Corin Storkey and Sally Huapaya – a young New Zealand and Peruvian couple who are founders and directors of Seleno Health. They live and work part-time in Peru with their maca farmer and community and run annual retreats that bring people to Peru to experience life in a remote Andean community and connect with Incan spiritualism. Sally has a family lineage of Incan ancestors that learnt about the sacred use of medicinal maca, while their maca research program now studies the bioactive molecules in maca and recent findings have begun to unlock the secrets behind it’s mode of action. To hear more about the medicinal properties, how to prepare and use maca and the sacred traditions behind it book you spot today.

Topics Discussed:
• The story of maca and sacred traditions – making the medicine
• Farm to Table maca – from the soil to your plate
• How maca works in the brain – Macamides and the endocannabinoid system
• The biochemistry of maca – relating the tradition with the scientific research
• Traditional maca use for different conditions
• The different colours of maca – yellow, red and black
• Identifying your symptoms and choosing the right maca
• Case studies and success stories

Full replay available for viewing 7 days following the live event.