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Women’s Health Summit

Women's Natural Health Summit





The Women’s Natural Health Summit is being held to foster and encourage the education of women on a broad range of issues relevant to personal health and wellbeing.  Experts will discuss women’s most common health concerns in an engaging and understandable format.  A question and answer session will also be offered for additional learning and education.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Centre, Reichman Family Lecture Hall, 5 Bancroft Avenue, Toronto

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Tickets are $14.50 and are available online here or by calling TicketWeb’s toll free charge-by-phone number: 1-888-222-6608.

Each attendee will be given a complementary gift bag full of great products and offers from our sponsors. ($50+ retail value)

Proceeds from this summit will be donated to  Canadian Breast Cancer charities.

The Summit will be hosted by Dr. Bryce Wylde of CP24’s “Wylde on Health” and will feature the following local experts: (see bios below)

Dr. Alvin Pettle, MD Integrative Medicine

Sherry Torkos, Registered Pharmacist, Author, Health & Fitness Expert

Kelli Young, Occupational Therapist, Couples and Sex Therapist


Bryce Wylde B.Sc., RNC, DHMHS, HD

Known as one of Canada’s leading alternative health experts, Bryce Wylde is a highly knowledgeable and respected homeopathic doctor and functional medicine nutritionist. As director of The Vaughan Medical Centre, he oversees the integration of conventional mainstream medicine (GP’s) with natural medicine (ND’s and HD’s), dentistry, and multiple physical therapies (DC’s and Physiotherapy).

As an authority in natural and preventive medicine, Wylde focuses on “functional medicine” with a passion for clinical nutrition, and homeopathy, in order to give those with chronic and degenerative ailments the least invasive, most natural approaches to wellness through combining leading edge technology and advanced laboratory testing.   Bryce is also host of his own highly rated weekly television show, “Wylde on Health” on CP24 (CTV network).  It allows Wylde and his guests (including Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. David Suzuki, etc.) to share alternative, complementary and integrative approaches to health and wellness with 5 million viewers and growing.

Dr. Alvin Pettle  MD, FRCSC  Integrative Medical Practitioner

Dr. Alvin Pettle is an icon in the practice of integrative medicine and regarded as a pioneer in Canadian gynecology and obstetrics. He graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1969 and received his fellowship in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1974. For 26 years he practiced at the Etobicoke General Hospital in Toronto, completing his tenure there as Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Twelve years ago Dr. Pettle became convinced that traditional medical doctors needed to work closely with other “alternative” health care providers in order to provide the best possible care for their patients. Since then, his practice has centered on the treatment of menopause, PMS and other women’s health issues using a natural approach involving herbs, vitamins and minerals. He believes that women can treat their symptoms, as well as maintain optimum breast health, naturally and effectively. Years of clinical experience have proven the success of these natural treatments.


Sherry Torkos B.Sc., Phm. Registered Pharmacist, Health Author and Fitness Expert

Sherry Torkos is a pharmacist, author, certified fitness instructor, and health enthusiast who enjoys sharing her passion with others. Sherry graduated with honors from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science in 1992. Since that time she has been practicing holistic pharmacy in the Niagara area. Her philosophy of practice is to integrate conventional and complementary therapies to optimize health and prevent disease. Sherry has won several national pharmacy awards for providing excellence in patient care. As a leading health expert, Sherry has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public. She is frequently interviewed on radio and TV talk shows throughout North America and abroad. Sherry has authored fourteen books & booklets, including The Glycemic Index Made Simple and Breaking the Age Barrier. Her most recent book, The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine has become a national best-seller.


Kelli Young MEd, BScOT, OTReg(Ont), DipCGPA, CertOAMFT, BESTCO

Kelli Young earned her degree in occupational therapy in 1992 from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master’s degree in counselling psychology from the University of Toronto in 2005.  She is a registered occupational therapist, a couple and family therapist, and a registered sex therapist.  Kelli has extensive training and experience in sex therapy, and she has spoken internationally on matters related to sexuality and sexual health.  She is a clinical member of the Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy and Counselling in Ontario (BESTCO).  She has a private practice in Toronto.  Additionally, for the past 20 years, Kelli has worked in the Eating Disorders Program at the Toronto General Hospital, providing group, individual, family and couple therapy.


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