About

Evita Ochel is a consciousness expansion teacher, optimal health expert and natural health educator. Her diverse passions and talents include being a holistic nutritionist, yoga and meditation teacher, writer, speaker, web TV host, and author of the book "Healing & Prevention Through Nutrition."

Evita is also the founder and editor of several online publications - EvolvingBeings.com and EvolvingWellness.com, as well as the founder of Healthytarian.com - a lifestyle based on Fresh Thinking, Smart Eating and Mindful Living.

Her health-oriented teaching and writing focuses on natural, wholesome, plant-based and organic nutrition to enjoy optimal health ...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.

Experience and Distinctions

Evita has been involved in the field of education, science, health and nutrition for over 14 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 popular 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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18 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Sat Nov 4 2017 at 05:00 pm EST
Last Log-in:
Thu Mar 15 2018 at 06:29 pm EST
On Learn It Live Since:
Friday Aug 17, 2012
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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