Our brain and heart health are intimately linked. A heart-healthy lifestyle isn’t just good for your ticker, it can also help protect your brain.

Heart disease is Australia’s leading single cause of death, and dementia is the second.

Both conditions have common risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, diabetes and smoking.

Those with certain risk factors for heart disease also have an increased risk of dementia.

Vascular dementia, which develops due to problems with blood circulation to the brain, is the second most common form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.

Heart health and brain health, both rely on the consumption of specific nutrients from a range of different foods, in combination with adequate physical movement and effective stress management.


If either your heart or brain health and function is a concern.

If you suffer from high blood pressure or high cholesterol.

If inflammation is a problem for you.

If you seek intelligent advice and a skilful holistic view to reclaiming your health, wellbeing, inner connection and joy.

What can I expect on the day?

  • Learn about the key nutrients from “real foods” which support the brain and heart, to heal and restore optimal function.
  • Discover which foods and hidden ingredients on labels increase inflammation, which is the precursor to cardiovascular disease.
  • Learn how you can lower both your blood pressure and cholesterol levels naturally.
  • Learn how to detoxify from toxic heavy metals, which cause all sorts of brain and central nervous system issues.
  • You will have the opportunity to have your omega 6:3 fatty acid levels tested and receive information on how to effectively rebalance them to the optimal ratio of 3:1.
  • Specific supplements to support a “real food” diet to optimise your healing, recovery & health.
  • You will spend time harvesting produce in Bhavana’s organic garden.
  • As part of the cooking school experience, lunch will be created by you as a key learning experience, to help you implement all you have been taught, back at home in your kitchen.
  • Q & A and life changing insights


What is Included?

  • All educational material covering key topics on food, nutrition, your heart and brain health.
  • All recipes.
  • Refreshments on arrival and a sit-down organic lunch.
  • Strategies for managing stress and common lifestyle challenges
  • Omega 6:3 ratio test should you choose.

About Jo

Jo Rushton, formerly a qualified Chef, has studied under some of the world’s leading holistic health practitioners and healers and is a Faculty Member of the CHEK Institute and teaches Holistic Lifestyle Coach (HLC) Level 1 and 2 across Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and the UK.

She is two times #1 Amazon Best Selling author of ‘Rocket Fuel On A Budget’ and ‘All Things Coconut’ and is also a Co-Founder and Director of Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking School. Jo has been studying and practicing energy medicine since 2005 and has a multi-disciplinary private practice, working with individuals, families and organisations, leading the way in preventative health and adding quality years to people’s lives.




Friday, April 3rd, 2020

Friday, November 6th, 2020

9.00am – 5.00pm


Bhavana Organic Farm + Cooking School
841 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet,


$435.00 per person