If you face mental health challenges, you’re not alone.

Everyday Canadians across the country wake up and contend with invisible illnesses like stress, anxiety, and depression, which is why an honest and informative discussion on the subject is gathering attention.

This Saturday, Dr. Karen Jensen ND is presenting a seminar at the Victoria Health Show called ‘Stress, Anxiety, and Depression: An Exploding Epidemic’ that promises to explore underlying causes and solutions to these shared illnesses.

This seminar is just one of 24 that will be presented this weekend at the two day health expo. Besides the speakers, the weekend is the perfect opportunity to get your health questions answered as over one hundred professionals in the healthcare industry gather at Pearkes Recreation Centre to discuss therapies and treatments for your individual needs.

A full list of all the seminars can be viewed online here, but for a sampling of the discussions available we’ve picked 6 of our favourite, including Dr. Karen Jensen ND.

Also, make sure you scroll down to the bottom for a code to be entered to win a Flu Season Gift Basket.

Stress, Anxiety and Depression: An Exploding Epidemic

In this seminar explore various underlying causes, and solutions, of mental health challenges that are affecting more Canadians of all age groups than ever before.

Dr. Karen Jensen ND, who has 25 years of clinical practice, goes in-depth on treatments for these illnesses through diet and lifestyle changes that avoid the unwanted side effects that many prescription medications can include.

When: January 26th, 2:55 pm – 3:30 pm, Theatre 1

Nourishing the Brain-Gut Connection

Join Desiree Nielsen, RD and host of Gusto TV’s The Urban Vegetarian, for an integrative look at how your digestive wellness is connected to your mental health.

Learn how develop dietary routines that help your stomach and digestive bacteria fight inflammation and support your cognitive wellbeing

When: January 26th, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm, Theatre 1

Improve Posture, Improve Your Life at any age!

Don’t underestimate the importance of proper posture!

In this seminar you’ll learn simple, proven strategies to maintain mobility, improve posture, and strengthen your body.

No matter your age or your fitness level, these exercise – taught by chiropractic doctor Cale Copeland – can help reduce your pain and help improve your overall quality of life.

When: January 26th, 2:10 pm – 2:40 pm, Theatre 2

What Does Your Hair tell you about your health?

It’s incredible how much information about your health can be found in just a single strand of hair.

In this seminar learn about how elemental deficiency and heavy metal exposure can be measured in the incredible, ever-growing tissue of your hair. Dr. Jennie Christensen, founder of TrichAnalytics Inc., deftly connects the fields of toxicology, advanced laser technology, and health in her presentation.

When: January 26th, 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm, Theatre 2

Better Living with ‘The Little Book of Cannabis’

Award-winning cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert delves deep into the latest marijuana research to separate fact from fiction in this seminar.

Explore ten evidence-based ways to improve your health through cannabis – from cancer treatment to sleep to pain management and more.

When: January 26th, 4:20 pm – 5:15 pm, Theatre 1

Safety 101: Alone, In Person, and Online

Learn effective personal safety techniques from Victoria self-defense authority Sheepdog Self-Protection Inc. in this powerful seminar.

Law enforcement officer, owner, and lead instructor Kris Greffard will discuss defense strategies for both men and women to help you feel empowered and safe in any situation.

When: January 27th, 10:45 am – 11:15 am, Theatre 1

When purchasing tickets online, use the code VicBuzz to receive $2.00 off admission and be entered to win a Flu Season Gift Basket, courtesy of the Victoria Health Show!

28th Annual Victoria Health Show

  • When:
    • Saturday, January 26th, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, January 27th, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Where: Pearkes Recreation Centre, 3100 Tillicum Rd
  • Admission: Day Pass – Adult $8; Senior/Student/Military – $6
    Weekend Pass – Adult $12; Senior/Student/Military – $9
    Children under 12 years old – FREE