About

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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Wed Feb 26 2020 at 10:45 am EST
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On Learn It Live Since:
Friday Aug 17, 2012
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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.
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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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Stress is a real and regular part of each of our lives. Yet what we do with our stress in terms of how we approach and work with it will make all the difference to the quality of our life. One of the greatest things that makes stress so unpleasant and damaging is our resistance to it. But what if you can learn to positively work with your stress in order to transform it? Join optimal health expert, Evita Ochel and learn the 4 step guide to effective stress transformation. You will learn how to identify real stress in your life, the difference between real and perceived stress, how to work with limitations, put into action positive solutions and end up with peaceful resolutions. The tools and tips provided will benefit you in every area of your life. You will become more effective in your work and professional life, as well as your home and personal life. You will acquire tools of empowerment to benefit your well-being, as well as your physical, mental and emotional health.
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When it comes to nutrition today, many myths, as well as incomplete, false and downright inaccurate information prevails. We have more human beings today than perhaps ever before who do not know how to feed themselves in the most healthy and optimal of ways due to the mixture of confusing and misleading sources of information out there. And it is perhaps no more prevalent to experience than when it comes to protein. While many of us are coming to terms with the dangers of high protein diets, many more of us are still questioning if we are getting enough or the right type of protein. As vegan, vegetarian and plant-based diets become more common, it has perhaps never been more important to properly understand the nutrient known as protein and how it impacts our health and wellness. Join optimal and plant-based health expert Evita Ochel as she presents an understanding foundation of what is protein, how your body understands protein and how to use this nutrient most optimally. You will learn about the difference of plant and animal protein sources, protein amounts, protein needs, protein dangers, and bust through the myths of complete versus incomplete protein. Bring your questions and concerns, and come out for a class that is sure to enlighten and empower you as a health conscious consumer.
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As vegan and vegetarian dietary and lifestyle trends continue to rise, many children and teens are showing interest and actively pursuing these life path choices. For many non-veg parents and guardians however, this can be a challenge and frustration. What will I feed my child? How will they get their protein? Will they get enough nutrients? How will they fit in with others? These and many other common questions plague parents and families where the veg lifestyle is not common, but one in which one or more of the children wish to pursue a vegetarian path. This class is specifically designed for any parent, guardian, teacher or child caretaker who is seeking answers, support or information on how to approach and help any children in their care make the best choices and meet their health needs. In this class optimal health and plant-based nutrition expert Evita Ochel will address all of the different areas associated with the growing trend of veganism/vegetarianism when it comes to understanding and respecting the child's choices, and how to ensure they get the proper support and nutrition at any time of their journey.
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Evita Ochel
Health & Wellness > Nutrition
Recorded: Oct 17, 2013 at 08:00 pm EST
Fats are essential to our weight, health and overall well-being, but in recent decades a lot of misinformation has come out about them. The pendulum has swung between low fat and high fat, between saturated and unsaturated fats many times over. But as heart disease continues to impact a large percentage of the world's population, decreasing both our life quality and quantity, it is vital we make sense of fats and how to utilize this nutrient group most optimally for our health. In this class optimal health expert Evita Ochel, will be providing a foundation about fats for attending learners. She will be explaining the differences between saturated and unsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, as well as the difference between fats and oils. Also covered will be the full story about the "low-fat" and "zero-fat" fads, as well as the "low fat" and "high fat" dietary recommendations by various health experts. You will also learn the practical side of fats such as which oils are the healthiest for our needs, which oils are best to cook with, and which brands are most reputable.
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Our health today is at a crossroads. We have more people afflicted with chronic conditions and weight problems, as well as reliant on pharmaceutical and medical interventions than ever before. However, despite all of the good intentions and awareness campaigns, our states of health are not thriving. This is causing many of us to explore the numerous natural and alternative healing methods we have available to us today, and motivating us to take more accountability for our health. But what are all the different holistic choices that we have today, and which approach is the best one to take, and when? Join optimal health expert Evita Ochel as she takes you on a journey of understanding a selection of the most common natural and alternative health modalities available to us today for our health, healing and prevention. Topics covered will include Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Reiki, Chiropractic, Reflexology, Hypnotherapy and Herbalism. You will learn practical and valuable information for when to use each one, their benefits and drawbacks, and the expected course of treatment for various conditions.
As more of us become health conscious and explore various paths for healing, prevention and health maintenance, it is not always easy to make sense of what is the best path to take. Do our foods provide enough nutrients for us, or do we need to use supplements as well? And if we do need to use supplements, how do we pick and choose the best ones for us? Are single or multiple supplement formulas the best way to go? Is there a difference between brand name and generic options? And how do we make sense of synthetic versus whole food supplement choices? Join optimal health expert Evita Ochel as she answers these questions and more, to help you understand the basics of vitamins, minerals and supplements in our world today. Upon completion of this class you will have an understanding of how vitamins and minerals work, how to make quality choices for your health and wallet, and how to optimize your use of them. The class will include vital information based on the latest research, as well as lots of essential and practical tips to empower you as an informed consumer and health conscious individual.
The sun is the source of all life, yet in our modern society we have removed ourselves from living in balance with this vital energy. Fear of the sun, skin damage, best sunscreen options and vitamin D deficiencies have compromised our understanding of how to utilize the sun's energy in the most optimal ways. Join optimal health expert Evita Ochel as she leads you through a series of essential themes in order to optimize your relationship with the sun. You will learn the difference between UVA and UVB rays, why the sun is essential for our health and wellness, an explanation of vitamin D for the most efficient utilization, and how to cultivate a smart relationship with the sun. A large emphasis will also be placed on understanding sunblock and sunscreen products, the safety and risks of their ingredients, as well as proper skin care to prevent damage and maximize benefits. The class will also include a discussion about the sun's impacts on our mental and emotional health, and overall wellbeing.
In our world of diverse foods, there is one group that is most beneficial to our health, but one which the majority of people's diets in our population today are severely lacking in. This being the greens. Green vegetables, especially leafy greens hold the power to heal us, and prevent numerous states of disease, but most of us have yet to put into action their incredible potential through our daily diet. Join optimal health expert, Evita Ochel as she explains why greens are such powerful foods for healing, prevention, healthy weight, longevity and optimum wellness. You will learn about the most common commercial greens, as well as some wild greens, and what makes them so unique compared to all other food forms. You will also learn about their nutritional makeup and specific benefits for our mental, emotional and physical health. Finally, Evita will share some practical tips for incorporating greens into your life, such as picking, using and storing your greens, as well as some meal ideas for making them a part of your daily diet in a way the whole family can enjoy.
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