Registration Open for March 19th Diet and Lifestyle Webinar

Registration is now open  –  Webinar: Diet and Activity for optimal health in ME/CFS and FM

Date: Saturday March 19th, 2016

Time: 1:30 – 3:30 pm MST (Mountain Standard Time) 


Rory Hornstein Registered Dietician: Use gut bugs to be healthy and lose weight.
Cory Fagan BPE(Hons), MSc: Use heart rate and exercise test results to plan daily activities.

Location: Join in person at Self Connection Books or On Line

Self Connection Books is at:#125, 4611 Bowness Road NW,  Calgary, Alberta
Phone: 403.284.1486  Toll Free: 866.735.3457

Cost: $15.00/ $7.50 low income (to register as low income please call the office for the coupon code)

For Full Details and to Register go to:

Rory Hornstein Registered Dietician: Using gut bugs to be healthy and lose weight.
Ever wondered how you could have managed to put on weight over the years despite dieting the entire time? Turns out our gut bugs may be creating oversized guts. This session will explain how microbes influence how we eat, what we eat, how we get energy from our food, protect our immune system, help us harvest calories and produce key vitamins and nutrients. Rory Hornstein will explore what we can do to cultivate and enrich the critters in our gut on the path to better health. 

Cory Fagan BPE(Hons), MSc: Recommendations for physical activity and recovery with ME/CFS and FM
Cory and I have been working together for a few years offering the Stephens Protocol 2 day exercise testing. Cory will share what he is finding and how the results in individuals with ME/CFS compare to healthy individuals that he works with at his training facility TCR Sport Lab in Calgary.

  • His topics include: “you are not faking, something is off”. Physiological data to support ME/CFS. 
  • Using heart rate and exercise test results to “train” optimally.
  • Using cryotherapy to improve recovery from activity.

New Manual Prices

Due to increased cost of production the cost for my manual “Let Your Light Shine Through: Strategies for Living with ME/CFS, FM and MCS” has increased slightly.  All prices are in Canadian dollars.  We have a new shipment of both the B&W and Color coil bound manuals.

Download – $20
CD – $22 + shipping
Black and White coil paper manual – $29 + shipping
Color coil paper manual with tabs – $38 + shipping

Three Events Upcoming – Mark Your Calendars

In the February 2016 Newsletter just posted on the Newsletter page, two upcoming events are noted.  A third has just been confirmed.

Saturday March 19, 2016 – Webinar on the topic of diet and activity in ME/CFS and FM with Kinesiologist Cory Fagan and Registered Dietitian Rory Hornstein.  This presentation addresses the challenge of staying fit and maintaining a health weight for people with significant energy limitations. Full registration details will be posted soon – the cost will be $15/$7.50 for low income.  You can participant in person at Self Connection Books in Calgary or by real time audio/video internet connection.  Registration will also give you access to past webinars organized by me on the Self Connection Books website.

Wednesday May 11, 2016 for International Awareness Day – Webinar on the topic of neuroplasticity and its uses in mood, persistent pain and overall wellness.  Registration details will be posted as soon as speakers and topics are confirmed.

June 11/12, 2016 – Weekend Energy Retreat  – This is an exciting new venture capitalizing on the increasing expertise developing in Calgary to assist individuals with ME/CFS and FM.

Small group, practical experience with 4 local experts over 2 days – We will meet for 3 hours/day on each of Saturday and Sunday.  We hope we have found a balance between enough content to attract out of towners who don’t otherwise have the access to this expertise while accommodating our energy limits.  You will leave this with concrete self management steps you can take to improve your health and quality of life.

Cory Fagan – Kinesiologist –  Develop an individualized activity plan.
Gord McMorland – Rehabilitation Chiropractor – Spine 101 – how to sit, stand and walk safely and effectively.
Heather Campbell – Registered Massage therapist and Stott Pilates Instructor – Core strength and Breathing.
Rory Hornstein – Dietitian – Special diet friendly, easy to prepare snacks.

Registration details will be posted when available.