Paola DeCicco, BSc, ND |


Join me for a Lunch & Learn lecture series starting January 31st to discuss health topics of interest followed by a Q&A session.


Join me for a ZOOM lecture every 2nd Wednesday from12:15-1pm, starting January 31st (excluding for February 28th), where I share my insights on a health topic of interest for 30 mins, followed by a 15 minute Q&A session.

You will receive a recording of the lecture in case you can't make it live or simply wish to have another listen.

Cost of $12 per lecture or $52 for an unlimited pass to all 10 lectures. (taxes are included, and a receipt is provided as a naturopathic service for insurance, where applicable.)

January 31st | 12:15-1pm

Paola's Plate Portions

Navigating through the multitude of diet trends can be overwhelming. Should you adopt a paleo approach, eliminate grains, go low carb, embrace the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), opt for gluten-free, or follow a vegan lifestyle?


Simplify your culinary journey with my simple and sustainable meal prep guidelines, paving the way for a healthy and nourishing approach to eating.

February 14th | 12:15-1pm

The February Funk

Feeling dragged down by winter? You're not alone. For many, low energy, motivation, and mood can often take center stage during the winter months.


Explore the factors influencing your winter funk and discover how simple DIY strategies, basic lifestyle tips, and possible supplement considerations can help you reignite your spark.

March 13th | 12:15-1pm

Bloating & IBS

Do you find yourself longing for stretch pants? Maybe you find that you look a few months pregnant when you're not? Or maybe you feel uncomfortable after meals?


Bloating, frequently resulting from trapped gas, can affect not only your digestive function but also your energy level, mood, concentration, and how you perceive yourself. Together, let's explore practical steps to address bloating because contrary to what you might have been told, you don't "just have to live with it".

March 27th | 12:15-1pm

Understanding Your Thyroid

Do you suspect that your thyroid may not be working as well as it should, despite your doctor telling you that "everything looks fine"?


Learn how it's possible to have suboptimal thyroid hormone levels that fly under the radar wreaking havoc on your day-to-day with symptoms ranging from constipation to weight gain to insomnia to hair loss to messy menses to anxiety. 

April 10th | 12:15-1pm

The Toxin Load

Over the past decade, the research showing the significant role played by environmental toxins on the development of chronic disease is irrefutable. The simple reality is that undesirable pollutants surround us day and night through the air we breath, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the chemicals our skin absorbs.


Since living in a bubble is not a desirable option for many of us, learn how simple tips, tricks and habit changes can make a big difference in reducing your toxin exposures and, consequently, lowering your body's overall toxin load.

April 24th | 12:15-1pm

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

Experiencing symptoms of mood swings, acne, sore breasts, weight gain, and exhaustion in the days and weeks leading up to their periods is common for many women. However, drum roll please …. that doesn't mean that it's "normal".


Discover how adjusting specific lifestyle habits and incorporating simple supplements can significantly alleviate the challenges you face during your monthly cycle. Say "good-bye" to Jekyll and Hyde, and say "hello" to your balanced hormones!

May 8th | 12:15-1pm

Stress | Overwhelm | Anxiety

We throw around the word "stress" in our society like candy without fully grasping it's detrimental effects on our physical health and mental well-being.


Explore how your body and mind react to the daily barrage of stress, multitasking, persistent thoughts, and planning, often resulting in feelings of overwhelm, anxiety, and unwanted physical symptoms. And, of course, we will discuss strategies to mitigate the undesirable effects of unrelenting stress, which are doomed to accelerate the aging process faster than you might like;) 

May 22nd | 12:15-1pm

Constipation & IBS

Let's set the record straight for once and for all … normal bowel function involves having 1 to 3 banana-like bowel movements per day. Anything less than that is indicative of constipation.


Constipation can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as belly discomfort, bloating, and gas, let alone negatively impacting the gut microbiome; a connection that research continuously highlights as being linked to EVERYTHING!


Learn key underlying drivers to constipation and effective strategies to get you pooping.

June 5th | 12:15-1pm

Sleep Struggles

Despite the fact that the average adult needs 7 to 9 consecutive hours of sleep to benefit overall health, sleep deprivation is the "new norm" where the average North American adult sleeps 6 to 7.5 hours per night, often interrupted.


Insufficient sleep can carry a long list of negative impacts on our physical and mental well-being, including:

poor concentration, mood swings, decreased ability to fight an infection, weight gain, increased blood pressure, diabetes, anxiety, and depression.


Discover how both daytime and nighttime routines can help reset your sleep-wake cycles, along with some non-habit forming supplement suggestions that can help you get those ZZZs.

June 19th | 12:15-1pm

Perimenopause & Menopause

Inevitable starting as early as your mid-30s, few women are prepared for the transition into perimenopause and menopause.


My gynecologist once said to me how she finds it ironic that as a society we excuse the moods and behaviors of teens, chalking it up to "puberty & hormones", but, when it comes to women going through perimenopause and menopause, there seems to be far less understanding and leeway.


Understand the changes occurring in your body during these transition years, and learn how you can optimally support your body and mind for a graceful transition. Remember, you don't have to suffer.


Looking forward to chatting with you! 

Be well, pdc