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Evita Ochel is the author of the book "Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition" and a researcher, writer, speaker, visionary, and entrepreneur in the fields of science, spirituality, holistic health, plant-based nutrition, and sustainable living.

She is a teacher with 20 years of experience, and also the creator of several online publications - EvolvingBeings.com and EvolvingWellness.com, and the founder of Healthytarian.com - a lifestyle based on Fresh Thinking, Smart Eating and Mindful Living.

Her teaching and writing work in the health and nutrition field focuses on natural, wholesome, plant-based, vegan, and organic nutrition to enjoy ...See All

Education

McMaster Universtiy - Bachelor of Science - specialization in the biology and biochemistry of the human body.

University of Toronto - Bachelor of Education - specialization in science and math.

Alive Academy of Natural Health - specialization in holistic nutrition and certification as a holistic nutritionist.

Yandara Yoga Institute - specialization in physical yoga and meditation and certification as a yoga teacher.

Experience and Distinctions

Evita has been involved in the field of education, science, health and nutrition for 20 years. Since 2008, her work as a writer and speaker in the fields of health, nutrition, and consciousness expansion has attracted a large online audience, and her work has been featured at various events, venues, and media.

Evita also has 7 years of experience working as a high school science teacher, during which time she developed and implemented new curriculum courses that specialized in the biology and health of the human body.

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Friday Aug 17, 2012
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Next to fruits and vegetables, legumes, including all beans, are the healthiest, most nutrient-dense, healing, protective, and weight-friendly foods. Sadly, statistics show that most people are not eating enough beans or including them regularly in their diet. An optimally healthy diet, however, needs to contain legumes on a daily basis. The challenge for many people, then, is how to eat those beans in easy, practical, and enjoyable ways. In this class, you will learn tips and ideas for how to prepare, cook, and use beans in your meals in a way that provides unlimited variety and satisfaction.
Whole plant foods are the most nutrient-dense and provide us with the most healing and protection benefits for our health. However, what we do to those foods and how we cook them greatly impacts their health potential. In our society, it has become common to routinely cook with oil and add oils to nearly all foods, which introduces us to all kinds of health risks and weight problems. In this class, you will learn that it is not only possible to cook all whole plant foods without oil, but also that it is the most desirable thing to do for optimal health and weight. A quick overview will be provided to know why oils are not ideal additions to an optimally healthy diet and how to tackle cooking grains, beans, vegetables, as well as mushrooms, without any oils.
Green smoothies can make one of the quickest and healthiest snacks or meals for us when they are made with the right ingredients. As green smoothies continue to gain in popularity, however, all kinds of ingredients are being used to make them that should not be part of green smoothies because they diminish their health potential and introduce various health risks. In this class, you will learn how to keep your green smoothies optimally healthy and delicious by learning what ingredients should not be used to make green smoothies.
Whole plant foods provide us with the most nutrient-dense calories and the most powerful healing and protection for our health against acute and chronic diseases. However, knowing how to rely on whole plant foods to make quick, easy, and delicious meals with them can be challenging if we are not familiar with working with them. Breakfast, especially, can pose its own challenges given how hectic and rushed most people's mornings are. In this class, you will get practical tips and ideas for how to create simple, delicious, and highly nutritious whole-food, plant-based breakfast meals that can satisfy various time constraints and personal preferences.
Mindfulness meditation has been taught by spiritual teachers throughout the ages, and today scientific research further proves its immense physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness benefits. But what exactly is mindfulness meditation and how is it done? Why is this type of meditation the most important one for our mind? How can we get ourselves to meditate and overcome common meditation challenges? This class will answer for you these questions and more, related to mindfulness meditation. It will help to boost your confidence with the practice of meditation and incorporate this vital practice into your everyday life. As part of this class you will also have a chance to practice a 15 minute mindfulness meditation and gain practical tips.
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Is the quality of your life suffering due to the stress in your life? Are you living your life from your highest potential, or simply trying to make it through each day? Most of us live in states of chronic stress today and this is having a negative impact on our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing, decreasing the quality of our lives. Join holistic teacher Evita Ochel to understand how to deal with stress in effective ways that get to the root of the issue, and empower you with effective tools and habits for lifelong benefits. Learn how to spot the signs of chronic stress and how to take a more mindful approach to dealing with it in your life. Topics covered will include physical, emotional and psychological changes you can implement, including 20 tips for the most lasting and effective ways to deal with stress mindfully.
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Winter is commonly associated with more cases of colds, flus and other infections, as well as increased rates of depression, seasonal affective disorder and weight gain. It is a time where we commonly spend more time indoors, participate in less physical activity, while we consume more calories, fats and sugars. But what if this winter, instead of worrying about how many infections you may catch, or whether you should get the flu shot, you could thrive on a physical, mental and emotional level? Come out and join optimal health expert Evita Ochel as she presents the specific reasons for the increased lack of health and well-being during the winter months. You will learn how to optimize your diet and exercise for the winter months, as well as your mental and emotional state of being. You will walk away with lots of valuable tips, as well as information on how to empower yourself as a health conscious consumer and not fall prey to the common myths and misleading information when it comes to understanding our health during the winter months.
We live in a time where different foods seem to go in and out of style based on various claims that leave many of us confused when it comes to knowing what to really eat. In this class, optimal health and nutrition teacher Evita Ochel shares the top 10 healing foods and practical guidance on how to use them as part of our everyday diet. Whether you want to lose weight, or improve your energy, or enjoy a high quality of health and wellbeing, you will learn how to use the power of food to your benefit.
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Like with any other condition, there are many physical and biochemical factors that influence diabetes and how we heal, treat, or prevent it. From a holistic perspective, our health is also directly influenced by our mental, emotional and spiritual dimensions. Join consciousness expansion teacher and holistic nutritionist, Evita Ochel to explore the mind-body connection as it relates to diabetes. Learn the language of your body and what a diabetes diagnosis reflects about your inner landscape to tackle healing and prevention at the root level.
Evita Ochel
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: May 26, 2016 at 08:00 pm EST
Should grains be part of our diets, or should they be eliminated? Is it best to avoid gluten, or can it be a beneficial component? What is the best way to prepare grains and eat them? Join optimal health and nutrition expert, Evita Ochel, as she helps you make sense of the answers to these and other questions pertaining to grains. You will get an overview of the nutritional value of grains, and practical guidance on how to use them most optimally. Topics discussed will include wheat, gluten, whole grains, grain flours, an introduction to new grain varieties, soaked and sprouted grains, how to make sense of bread, and more! Bring your questions about grains and prepare to be empowered to know how to make the most of grains in your diet.
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Plant foods have the potential to protect us and prevent most diseases and weight problems. They have the power to heal us, rejuvenate us, energize us, and positively transform our wellness. Yet most people are eating too few plant foods daily, specifically the types and forms of plant foods that have these powerful effects. Join optimal health and nutrition expert Evita Ochel to learn how you can optimize your diet via the plant foods; which ones to eat, how, in what quantities, and why. You will walk away empowered to know how you can prevent and heal simple common ailments to serious chronic conditions, while optimizing your weight and wellness. You will learn the differences between various plant-based paths, including veganism and vegetarianism, and how to have plant foods work for your highest benefit, rather than harm.
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Evita Ochel
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Jan 03, 2015 at 04:00 pm EST
Start the new year off right by focusing on your wellness and creating the health, weight, energy levels and vitality that you desire. This new year, however, ditch the diets, calorie counting and deprivation and learn how to create a lifestyle that incorporates optimal nutrition and wellness. Join holistic health and nutrition expert, Evita Ochel, for an informative one-hour presentation to learn how to optimize your lifestyle to meet your health and weight goals. You will learn the key dietary habits that can transform your life, as well as the mental and emotional considerations for lasting change and wellness.
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