Do you feel confused and overwhelmed by all the contradictory information on health and nutrition that deluges you every day?
Are you unsatisfied with the advice or treatment you're getting from your medical or health practitioner, but you don't know how to find and evaluate alternatives?
Is your health a high priority for you, yet somehow you find that the things you need to do to maintain it keep 'dropping off your radar?'
- You can learn how to find your way through the maze of misinformation, half-truths and outright deception about how to eat and live for optimal health.
- You can acquire the tools you need to distinguish genuine health solutions from marketing hype and quackery... without earning a PhD in health science.
- And you can discover and learn how to consistently apply the 'secret strategies' that allow you to adopt and maintain health-promoting habits - even if you've always struggled to stay on track in the past.
Donna was on multiple medications for an autoimmune illness. She HATED the twice-daily ritual of taking her pills, because she'd researched their terrible side-effects and was justifiably frightened she was increasing her risk of cancer and shortening her lifespan by taking them.
She had already seen 3 specialists, an integrative medical practitioner, 2 naturopaths and a herbalist by the time she found me. The specialists all recommended the same drug cocktail, while the other practitioners either told her to drink bone broth and/or sold her hundreds of dollars worth of supplements, none of which did more than give her temporary relief.
As I sat with Donna, gently explaining that the reason she was in this mess was that she'd followed bad advice in good faith, she plaintively murmured,
"There's so much information out there, and everything I read or hear is contradicted by something else! How am I supposed to know which source of information to trust?"
If you're feeling as exasperated and confused as Donna, you have my complete sympathy!
Google any health topic and you'll get countless thousands of hits. But how can you distinguish trustworthy from untrustworthy sources?
If you're struggling with a health challenge, well-meaning friends and family members are likely to deluge you with all manner of 'cures' that they've discovered online or in the popular media. How can you tell whether they're bogus or legit?
Your doctor is unlikely to know enough about nutrition, supplements and other 'alternative' treatments to give good advice on them. Meanwhile, he or she may well be recommending tests and treatments that are just as poorly grounded in evidence of effectiveness as many of those 'alternative' treatments! But how would you know, if you're not a health or medical professional yourself?
If only you knew how to evaluate all that information for yourself, so you could take back control over your own health.
If only you had the tools you need to quickly and easily sort the wheat from the chaff, so you are no longer at the mercy of both unprincipled hucksters and well-meaning but ill-informed self-appointed 'experts'!
I can guess what you're thinking at this point:
"I don't have time to become an expert on biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and nutrition, so I can get to the bottom of all of this!"
The thing is, it's actually not rocket science.
Just about anyone, no matter what their education level, can acquire the skills they need to navigate through the maze of misinformation and become an informed, empowered consumer.
But what's truly frightening, is that even doctors and other health-care providers probably won't be able to teach you how to do this... because most of them don't know themselves! They're just as likely to be taken in by the junk science and industry propaganda as lay people, because they aren't trained in critical research skills.
That's why I created the EmpowerEd program!
EmpowerEd is for people who put a high priority on their health and want to take responsibility for it, but feel overwhelmed and confused by all the contradictory information they're constantly bombarded with.
As an EmpowerEd member, you will:
Get up-to-date, evidence-based information on how to prevent and reverse disease through diet and lifestyle treatment.
Not only do targeted diet and lifestyle interventions help to prevent AND reverse most chronic diseases; they're actually MORE effective than disease screening and medical treatment. For example, taking Lipitor will reduce your risk of having a heart attack or other coronary event by about 2.3%, if you have a cholesterol level over 7 mmol/L. But published research shows that the right lifestyle interventions can virtually eradicate your risk of suffering any coronary event, without the nasty drug side-effects!
Learn how to critically evaluate health information you receive from doctors and other practitioners, and in the popular media.
Should you have that mammogram or PSA test, or take the medication that your doctor recommends? Does the Vega testing, breast thermography or vitamin supplement that your alternative practitioner recommends have any scientific validity? You can learn how to assess the evidence base for tests and treatments for yourself, so YOU are in charge of your health care decision-making.
Acquire a roadmap that will allow you to navigate the perils of the Internet, so you can rapidly discern useful sources of reliable information from untrustworthy sites.
The Internet is both a blessing and a curse. It's never been easier to access accurate information about the efficacy of every test, drug, surgery, herbal medicine and dietary intervention ever devised... and it's never been harder to sift through the dross and find the gems! One of the key missions of EmpowerEd is to equip members with the skills they need to navigate successfully through this minefield.
Get regular opportunities to ask me questions about diet, medical testing and treatment, and other health concerns, without needing to book in for a 1:1 appointment.
Not everyone has health problems severe enough to warrant a consultation with me! Becoming a member of EmpowerEd offers you a cost-effective way to 'pick my brains' about health and nutrition issues and controversies, without the expense of a 1:1 appointment.
Learn how to critically evaluate health information you receive from doctors and other practitioners, online and in the popular media.
Sadly, even most medical and health practitioners aren't trained in evaluating research. Doctors get most of their information on treatment options from drug company salespeople; naturopaths get most of theirs from supplement manufacturers. EmpowerEd will introduce you to the most reliable sources of unbiased information and show you how to use these resources for maximum benefit to your health.
Discover the strategies that successful people use to transfom their eating and lifestyle habits so they can enjoy excellent health and vitality throughout their lives.
Having the right information is only the first step; you need to implement that information to get real results. Will-power is highly overrated; what you need in order to regain your health and maintain it into old age, is good habits. EmpowerEd's monthly time management videos will help you get crystal-clear on how to set yourself up for lasting success.
Robyn's wealth of knowledge is amazing and her ability to relate this in layman's terms fantastic.Vicky, Sydney
EmpowerEd is Empower Total Health's membership program, which gives you access to:
- Monthly live Ask Robyn group call: Get the answers to all your burning questions on health and nutrition!
- Deep Dive: An interactive webinar every month, devoted to an in-depth exploration of health topics such as the gut microbiome; cancer screening - which tests to have and which to avoid; bone health and osteoporosis; overcoming sleep problems; gluten; and many more.
- Healthy Eating 101: Detailed guidance on how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy and delicious meals... even when you're time-poor and kitchen-challenged.
- Video recordings, slides and recipes from the Empowered Eating nutrition intensive.
- Video recordings, slides and recipes from the Plant-Powered Oil-Free Cooking workshop
- Private Facebook group for sharing and support.
- Members'-only discounts on cooking classes, products and live and online programs.
and coming soon...
- Food Express: All-new recipe videos, featuring healthy, easy-to-prepare recipes that will delight the whole family.
- Cooking with Kids: Kid-friendly food, made by kids!
- Time Mastery: Learn how to fit in everything you need to do have optimal health... and still enjoy your life!
- Empowered Fitness: Expert personal trainers show you how to attain peak fitness and achieve your body shape goals... even if you've never exercised before.
- Searchable database of answers to questions from previous Ask Robyn calls, all fully referenced so you KNOW you're getting reliable information
Robyn is a great lecturer who presents material in an informative and entertaining way.Lyn, Sydney
Q.What if I can't join the Ask Robyn group call 'live'?
A.No problem. Just email your question/s to me in advance, and I’ll answer it during the call. You’ll be notified by email as soon as the call recording is available. After the call, all my answers will be transcribed, and scientific references added, to produce a searchable database of health and nutrition articles.
Q.What's a webinar?
A.It’s a web-based seminar. You watch and listen to the presentation on your computer, in the comfort of your own home. Once you register for the event, you’ll be emailed a link which you click on, a couple of minutes before the webinar begins. This takes you to the webinar ‘virtual room’, and you can sit back, relax, and watch and hear the presentation ‘live’ on your screen.
Q.Do I need anything special on my own computer or mobile device to join in a webinar?
A.All you’ll need is a sound card to hear the webinar. If you can hear music playing on your computer or mobile device, or even just the ‘bleep’ of an incoming email, you already have a sound card.
Q.What if I can't join the webinar 'live'?
A.Don’t worry, all webinars in this program will be recorded, and will be available to watch as videos, any time you like.
Q.Can I participate actively in the webinars?
A.I hope you will – that way, I can tailor their content to your needs. You can enter your questions on the registration form; type in questions during the webinar; and ask oral questions during the webinar, as long as you have either a built-in or plug-in microphone in your device.