The Body of Knowledge Lecture Series presents premier integrative health presentations for medical, health and human service professionals and individuals passionate about wellness in the Calgary area. Sponsored by Mount Royal University and presented by its Integrative Health Institute, the series assembles internationally recognized researchers, clinicians, educators, and practitioners whose work focuses on healthful living and whose perspectives and practices have global influence. Participants have the opportunity to experience the “wellness talks of the town” enjoying candid and relaxed evening lectures with question-and-answer dialogues followed by full-day workshops featuring renowned integrative health leaders offering profound insights and facilitating lively discussion.
Andrew Weil, MD www.drweil.com
Sept. 20, 2011 and Sept. 21, 2011
Andrew Weil was born in Philadelphia in 1942, received an A.B. degree in biology (botany) from Harvard in 1964 and an MD from Harvard Medical School in 1968. After completing a medical internship at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, he worked a year with the National Institute of Mental Health, and then wrote his first book, The Natural Mind. From 1971-75, as a Fellow of the Institute of Current World Affairs, Dr. Weil traveled widely in North and South America and Africa collecting information on drug use in other cultures, medicinal plants, and alternative methods of treating disease. From 1971-84 he was on the research staff of the Harvard Botanical Museum and conducted investigations of medicinal and psychoactive plants.
At present Dr. Weil is Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, where he also holds the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology and is Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health. The Center is the leading effort in the world to develop a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. Graduates serve as directors of integrative medicine programs around the United States, and through its Fellowship, the Center is now training doctors and nurse practitioners around the world.
Andrew Weil is the author of many scientific and popular articles and of 11 books: The Natural Mind; The Marriage of the Sun and Moon; From Chocolate to Morphine (with Winifred Rosen); Health and Healing; Natural Health, Natural Medicine; and the international bestsellers, Spontaneous Healing and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. His most recent books are Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition; The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit (with Rosie Daley); and Healthy Aging: A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being. Why Our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future appeared in 2010. Oxford University Press is currently producing the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, a series of volumes for clinicians in various medical specialties; the first of these, Integrative Oncology (co-edited with Dr. Donald Abrams) appeared in 2009. Since then, Integrative Psychiatry, Integrative Pediatrics, and Integrative Women's Health have been published.
Dr. Weil maintains a popular website, www.drweil.com, writes a syndicated newspaper column, "Ask Dr. Weil," and appears in video programs featured on PBS. He also writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine. Dr. Weil serves as the Director of Integrative Health and Healing at Miraval Life in Balance Resort in Catalina, Arizona. A frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine, and the reform of medical education. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Why our health matters - Sept. 20, 2011; 7:00 - 9:00 pm
In the landmark book Why Our Heath Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Can Transform Our Future, bestselling author Andrew Weil, M.D. cuts through the panic and confusion to identify the root of the problem. He shows us exactly how we have become embroiled in the present situation and provides a solution that will not only make healthcare affordable, but will also put each one of us on the road to optimum health. Dr. Weil states that we each have a right to good healthcare that is effective, accessible, and affordable. He also speaks to the misconceptions about health and medicine to set the record straight. Tackling head-on The Three Major Myths of North American Medicine and The Three Toxic Trends We Must Reverse, Dr. Weil gives us a complete plan to implement positive change now and for the future. The solution involves nothing less than the creation of a completely new culture of health and medicine, one that we can each start building today.
Nutrition 101: Macronutrients and the Anti-inflammatory Diet - Sept. 21, 2011;
This talk will explain the role of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in human nutrition, as well as the optimum proportion of each in a balanced diet. It is important to understand differences between better and worse carbohydrates based on glycemic load, healthy and unhealthy fats, and more desirable and less desirable proteins. Emphasis will be placed on differences between whole grains and products made from flour; the importance and challenges of obtaining sufficient amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from foods; the risks of chemically altered fats; the differences between animal and vegetable proteins. Healthy aging focuses on reducing risk and delaying onset of age-related diseases (cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurodegenerative disease). A root cause of age-related disease is chronic, low-lever, inappropriate, imperceptible inflammation. Inflammatory status is strongly influenced by diet: by the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, by the glycemic load of carbohydrates in the diet; by the presence or absence of anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. An anti-inflammatory diet not only promotes healthy aging but also supports optimum health at any age.
Esther Konigsberg, MD www.integrativemedicineinc.com
Sept. 21, 2011
Dr. Esther Konigsberg is a member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and a graduate from the Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Konigsberg is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona in the Program in Integrative Medicine. At McMaster Medical School she is an Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster's Curriculum Consultant for complementary and alternative medicine as well as McMaster's Representative for Canada's Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the Undergraduate Medical Education project. She is on the steering committee for the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Konigsberg has been leading transformational seminars and lecturing to the public, academic and corporate worlds since 1996. She has written numerous articles on mind, body and spirit, health and healing as well as being a contributing author for the book "Inspiring Breakthrough Secrets to Live Your Dreams". Dr. Konigsberg takes a balanced view of health and wellness, with a goal of optimizing health, including body, mind and spirit.
|Managing Stress with Nutrition and other Natural Approaches - Sept. 21, 2011; |
10:00 - 11:30 am
Examine the physiology and consequences of stress on the body and mind. Review various approaches to diminish both the experience and impact of stress including nutritional choices, mindful eating, herbs and other alternative th4erapies. Explore useful and effective mind-body techniques including breath work, muscle relaxation and an easy meditation technique which we can practice ourselves as well as share with our patients.
Susan Biali, MD www.susanbiali.com
Sept. 21, 2011
Dr. Susan Biali, is a practicing medical doctor, wellness expert, speaker, life coach, author and flamenco dancer. She draws from her wide range of expertise and experiences to offer hope and practical tools that improve the lives of people worldwide. As a personal life and wellness coach she encourages and inspires a broad range of clients - from military leaders and senior executives to physicians and other health care professionals. Doctor Biali holds a Doctorate of Medicine and a Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia. She has received numerous academic and personal awards, including the Rakesh Goel Prize for most outstanding medical clinical skills, the UBC Medal for her studies in Dietetics, and more recently the Woman of Worth Award in Health & Wellness. She has appeared in print media such as Self, Cosmopolitan, Fitness, Hello!, Redbook, Chatelaine and the Chicago Tribune and had a “Food for Thought” column for 8 years in The Medical Post, educating physicians and health professionals across Canada about nutrition. She is also a professional spokesperson, educating the public about nutrition and other elements of health. Dr. Biali has appeared on numerous television, radio and internet media outlets in Canada and the US including Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Global TV, CTV, CityTV, MSNBC, MSN, AOL and The Good Life Network. An international speaker and Professional Member of both the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) and the International Federation for Professional Speakers (IFFPS), Doctor Biali is frequently invited to give her uniquely entertaining, informative and inspiring presentations to a diverse range of groups. In addition to her medical, coaching, writing and speaking work, Susan is a Flamenco dancer who performs on international stages.
|Making It Stick: Wellness Coaching Tips for Successful Long-Lasting Behavioral Change - Sept. 21, 2011; 12:30 - 1:30 pm|
Most people know the basics of healthy eating and living, yet precious few manage to implement lasting change beyond the first enthusiastic weeks of a new wellness program. If your goal is to create deep, sustained change in the lives of your patients or clients, you'll need to go far beyond just sharing knowledge and setting goals. In this presentation based on over twenty years studying wellness and self-development, internationally recognized Medical Doctor, Life Coach and Psychology Today Expert Dr. Susan Biali, M.D. will reveal secrets of the human psyche that will help you to help others make high impact changes that last.
Melissa Hershberg, MD www.melissahershberg.com
Sept. 21, 2011
Dr. Melissa Hershberg, MD is a medical physician, best-selling author, and weight loss consultant actively practicing in Toronto, Canada. She has enjoyed practicing in both executive health care and urgent health care facilities over the years, and it is this combined medical experience coupled with her extensive knowledge in fitness and nutrition that ultimately led her to found U Health Clinic™. Dr. Hershberg's interest in science, health and weight-management are longstanding. By the completion of her medical residency, Dr. Hershberg discovered an innovative and thought provoking approach to teaching patients how to eat for weight loss and health; an approach specifically designed to help patients lose weight quickly while lowering their blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar.
As a former national gymnast and competitive fitness champion, Dr. Hershberg knows firsthand the benefits and importance of regular exercise for the prevention of disease and promotion of optimal health - sleep, mood, weight loss, and energy. She prides herself on keeping abreast of the latest fitness trends and is currently working on the formulation of a new fitness movement – KAMA Movement - that combines Yoga, Pilates, and dance.
Dr. Hershberg's experiences in competitive athletics coupled with her training in science and medicine have afforded her with a unique and highly respected knowledge base. She is a freelance writer having contributed medical consultation and health and wellness articles to many well-known publications across North America such as Chatelaine, Flare, and Glow. She is a dynamic public speaker and regular correspondent for CTV Newsnet. Through her books, medical practice, articles and speaking, she has helped thousands of people make positive lifestyle changes.
|Rebel with a Cause: Eat, cheat and defeat with the Rebel Diet – Sept. 21, 2011; |
1:30 - 2:30 pm
Explore the common rules surrounding weight loss and dieting, i.e., no carbs, no fat, no chocolate, no big portions and no cheating. Discover how you can rebel against these rigid rules and find long term success with weight loss once and for all. Favourite foods and recipes will be profiled to show how they can be incorporated into a healthy eating plan.
Keith Block, MD - www.blockmd.com
Thursday, Mar. 17, 2011
Keith Block, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in integrative oncology. Referred to by many as the “father of integrative oncology,” Dr. Block combines cutting-edge conventional treatment with individualized and scientifically-based complementary and nutraceutical therapies. In 1980, he co-founded with Penny B. Block, Ph.D. the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment in Evanston, Illinois, the first such facility in North America, and serves as its Medical and Scientific Director.
|Life Over Cancer: Impacting Survival and Improving Life Quality through Integrative Treatment |
Innovative cancer care combines cutting-edge conventional treatment with individualized and scientifically-based complementary and nutritional therapies. Dr. Block has distilled over thirty years of clinical experience into his first book – Life Over Cancer – that gives patients a systematic, research-based plan for developing the nutritional, physical and emotional vitality they need to meet the demands of treatment and recovery.
Penny Block, PhD - www.blockmd.com
Friday, March 18, 2011
Penny B. Block, Ph.D. is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment and the Institute for Cancer Research and Education. Dr. Block is a leading authority in developing, implementing and evaluating complementary care programs in a medical and hospital setting. For 30 years as an educator, author, researcher, and lecturer on integrative medical treatment, she has presented seminars on evidence-based complementary and alternative medical therapies (CAM) at scientific and patient conferences, as well as in a university setting.
Implementing a New Model for Cancer Treatment and Prevention: A practical and interactive Session
Dr(s) Block will discuss the Life over Cancer model of treatment, which combines the best of conventional cancer therapies with research-based complementary interventions such as therapeutic diet, selective supplementation, stress-care strategies, and prescriptive exercise programs. This comprehensive strategic plan is focused on overcoming disease and restoring biological integrity, while laying the foundation essential to an enduring recovery.
Dr. Keith Block will host an interactive discussion about dietary strategies and supplement protocols for both the prevention and treatment of cancer. Dr. Penny Block will describe some of the biological and disease benefits of specific relaxation techniques and guide the group through one example.
Anne Katz, RN, PhD - www.drannekatz.com
Friday, March 18, 2011
Anne Katz is the sexuality counselor at CancerCare Manitoba and an adjunct professor at the University of Manitoba in the Faculty of Nursing. She is the editor of Nursing for Women's Health, the clinical practice journal of the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nursing.
She is the author of Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality: A Handbook for Health Care Providers (Oncology Nursing Society 2007), oman Cancer Sex (Hygeia Media 2009), Man Cancer Sex (Hygeia Media 2009) [both of which received EXCEL Publication Awards in 2010], Sex When You’re Sick: Reclaiming Sexual Health after Illness or Injury (Greenwood 2009) and Girl in the Know: Your Inside and Out Guide to Growing Up (KidsCan Press 2010). She has recently completed a book on cancer survivorship called Surviving after Cancer: Living the New Normal and is hard at work on her 8th book, After You Ring the Bell, also about cancer survivorship.
Survivorship is recognized as a distinct phase of the cancer trajectory, one that may last many years. But what do cancer survivors and their loved ones need to know and do to enhance wellness and prevent long term complications? This presentation will highlight 10 key asks and challenges for survivorship that embrace the mind-body connection and challenge survivors to live with balance and hope.
Rob Rutledge, MD - www.healingandcancer.org
Friday, March 18, 2011
Dr. Rob Rutledge is a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers. He is also an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University. Rob is also the co-founder of the Healing and Cancer Foundation that freely offers educational videos, documentaries, and webcasting seminars, and he is co-author of a book called The Healing Circle, which captures the teachings and inspirational stories from his facilitation of Skills for Healing Cancer Weekend Retreats. Dr. Rutledge’s research interests focus on psychosocial and spiritual oncology, health promotion, and professional caregiver health - and have resulted in dozens of academic presentations internationally. In 2006 Doctors Nova Scotia presented him with the Health Promotion Award in recognition of his contribution to physician health and health promotion in cancer patients. In 2010, Rob received Cancer Care Nova Scotia’s Award for Excellence in Patient Care.
Integrating Wisdom and Love on the Cancer Journey
"How can you live your life with so much love and wisdom, and with so much gratitude and purpose, that healing of body, mind and spirit will happen naturally?
Shane Sinclair, PhD
Dr. Shane Sinclair is a Canadian Institutes of Health Research postdoctoral fellow in the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB. He is also the Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary where he holds an appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Oncology, Division of Palliative Medicine, at the University of Calgary. His PhD was awarded by the University of Calgary and focused on the spirituality of palliative care professionals in Canada which was nominated for the Governor General’s Gold Medal Award. He is a board certified chaplain with the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care and has provided spiritual care in the areas of palliative care and oncology over the past decade.
Spirituality has long been considered an important component of holistic health by various wisdom traditions, cultures and healers throughout history. Recent empirical research on the impact of spirituality on health has produced a growing evidence base validating this connection, primarily as it relates to the domains of quality of life and well-being. This workshop will address the importance of spirituality for persons living with cancer, while also providing practitioners with important evidence intended to held them address this area of growing patient need.
Woodson Merrell, MD— www.woodsonmerrell.com
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010
Dr. Woodson Merrell, named by New York magazine a "Leader for the New Millennium," is chairman of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, Manhattan campus of Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For 25 years he’s maintained a high-profile private practice in integrative medicine and acupuncture on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Dr. Merrell’s recent publication, The Source (2008) is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and cutting-edge health guide available on how to manage fatigue, power up your energy, your health, and your life.
Topic: Listen to "The Source": a Blueprint for Living and Feeling Better
Exhaustion is epidemic in North America and "lack of energy" one of the top five complaints to doctors. Why? Because vast numbers of people have lost their connection with their natural energy, The Source of healing and vitality. This presentation offers accessible, clear solutions including relaxation practices, a sustainable exercise program, a protocol for detoxifying your body, and nutritional suggestions to break the fatigue cycle supporting you to become an "energy creator" rather than an "energy consumer” thereby achieving a state of optimal health and wellness.
Tieroana Low Dog, MD — www.drlowdog.com
Thursday, Feb 25, 2010
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, recipient of TIME magazine’s Innovator in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Award, has an extensive natural medicine career spanning roles as a midwife, massage therapist, herbalist and an integrative medicine physician. She currently works with Dr. Andrew Weil as the Director of the Fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. In addition to her work as a clinician and educator, Dr. Low Dog has been involved in national health policy and regulatory issues for more than a decade. She is an internationally known speaker and also the author of Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Women’s Health - A Clinical Guide (2005) and Integrative Women’s Health (in press).
Topic: Top Selling Supplements: The True Story
James Gordon, MD — www.jamesgordonmd.com
Thursday, Apr 1, 2010
Dr. James S. Gordon, a Harvard educated psychiatrist, is the Founder and Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Dean of the Graduate School of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University, a Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School, and recently served as Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. Dr. Gordon is a world-renowned expert in using mind-body medicine to heal depression, anxiety, and psychological trauma. His 9th publication, Unstuck (2008) reveals how he supports patients to find their way out of depression without the use of antidepressants.
Topic: Getting Unstuck: The Journey from Confusion and Depression to Clarity and Delight
Joan Borysenko, PhD — www.joanborysenko.com
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Dr. Joan Borysenko, is a distinguished pioneer in integrative medicine and a globally recognized leader in the mind/body connection. Her work has been foundational in an international health-care revolution that recognizes the role of meaning, and the spiritual dimensions of life, as an integral part of health and healing. Dr. Borysenko is the author or co-author of 14 books and numerous audio and video programs including the New York Times best seller, Minding the Body, Mending the Mind, which sold over 400,000 copies. The 20th anniversary edition, newly revised, was published in 2007.
Topic: Change and Resilience: Strategies for Hope and Health
Resilience isn’t a genetic gift for the lucky few—it’s an easily understood skill that anyone can practice and master. Resilient individuals face reality head-on, take action, find deeper meaning in life, laugh often, and are masters of improvisation. As change and uncertainty escalate, those who are prone to stress will be less able to compete, but people with resilience will rule the world. Walk away from this session with a tool chest full of practical strategies to immediately apply both personally and professionally.
Dean Ornish, MD — www.pmri.org
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009
Dean Ornish, MD, is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, California, where he holds the Safeway Chair. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
For the past 30 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research demonstrating, for the first time, that comprehensive lifestyle changes may begin to reverse even severe coronary heart disease, without drugs or surgery. He and his colleagues are now training and licensing health professionals from around the world in his program for reversing heart disease for free in an open source model.
He is the author of five best-selling books, including New York Times bestsellers Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease; Eat More, Weigh Less; and Love & Survival. His sixth book, The Spectrum, was published in January by Random House/Ballantine Books and is also a New York Times bestseller.
Dr. Ornish was recognized as “one of the most interesting people of 1996” by People magazine and chosen by LIFE magazine as “one of the fifty most influential members of his generation.”
For more than 30 years, Dr. Dean Ornish has directed clinical research proving, for the first time, that the progression of coronary heart disease and early-stage prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by making comprehensive lifestyle changes. His newest research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and in The Lancet Oncology, showed that these lifestyle changes actually changed gene expression --"turning on" disease-preventing genes and "turning off" genes that promote cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses.
Michael Holick, MD — www.uvadvantage.org
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009
Michael F. Holick, PhD., MD is Professor of Medicine, Physiology and Biophysics; Director of the General Clinical Research Center; and Director of the Bone Health Care Clinic and the Heliotherapy, Light, and Skin Research Center at Boston University Medical Center.
Dr. Holick has made numerous contributions to the fields of biochemistry, physiology, metabolism, and photobiology of vitamin D for human nutrition. He determined the mechanism for how vitamin D is synthesized in the skin, demonstrated the effects of aging, obesity, latitude, seasonal change, sunscreen use, skin pigmentation, and clothing on the skin. Dr. Holick has established global recommendations advising sunlight exposure as an integral source of vitamin D. He has helped increase awareness in the pediatric and medical community regarding vitamin D deficiency in the US population and its role in causing not only metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis in adults, but increasing risk of children and adults developing common deadly cancers, autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis, and heart disease.
Dr. Holick has been involved in more than 290 peer–reviewed publications and written more than 200 review articles, as well as numerous book chapters. He has acted as editor and/or co–editor on 10 books, and has written a book entitled “The UV Advantage” published by iBooks, New York.
There is a growing awareness among the public about the important role of vitamin D not only for bone health, but for overall health and well-being. It is now recognized that vitamin D deficiency is an epidemic throughout North America and Western Europe.
The mechanism by which vitamin D is able to have such prolific and important health benefits is now better understood. We now know that vitamin D once made in the skin from exposure to sunlight needs to be activated in the liver and kidney into its active form. It has been suggested that vitamin D acts as a guard to regulate cell growth and help prevent cells from becoming cancerous. Vitamin D appears to be important for the prevention of type 1 diabetes, hypertension, some autoimmune diseases and most common cancers.
Many of these revelations about the health benefits of vitamin D have gone unnoticed both by the health community as well as the lay public. Dr. Holick’s goal is to help raise the level of consciousness about the importance of having sensible exposure to sunlight and making sure that both children and adults are always vitamin D sufficient.
David Perlmutter, MD — www.perlhealth.com
Thursday, March 26, 2009
David Perlmutter, MD, FACN is a board-certified neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition who received his MD degree from the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, where he was awarded the Leonard G. Rowntree Research Award. After completing residency training in neurology, also at the University of Miami, Dr. Perlmutter entered private practice in Naples, Florida.
Dr. Perlmutter serves as Adjunct Instructor at the Institute for Functional Medicine in Gig Harbor, Washington, and has contributed extensively to the world medical literature with publications appearing in such journals as the Journal of Neurosurgery, the Southern Medical Journal, Journal of Applied Nutrition and Archives of Neurology. He is the author of The Better Brain Book and Raise a Smarter Child by Kindergarten and is recognized internationally as a leader in the field of nutritional influences in neurological disorders. Dr. Perlmutter has been interviewed on many nationally syndicated radio and television programs including 20/20, Larry King Live, Fox News, Fox and Friends, the Today Show, Oprah and the CBS Early Show. Dr. Perlmutter was awarded the 2002 Linus Pauling Award for his pioneering work in innovative approaches to neurological disorders and is the recipient of the 2006 National Nutritional Foods Association Clinician of the Year Award.
Researchers now recognize that there exists a wonderful dance between nature and nurture. That is, environmental influences actually control genetic expression, turning on and off genes at any given moment allowing for an unfathomable number of possible manifestations of our 30,000 genes. This science, termed epigenetics, meaning “control over genetics,” holds that various influences including nutrition, emotion and stress can affect which genes are active, and which are not, at any given moment.
This presentation will explore how modifiable factors like positive emotion, stress reduction, specific nutritional intervention, fasting, and exercise can actually modify the expression of our genes leading to positive adaptations in our physiology, specifically leading to improved brain health and function.
Judith Orloff, MD — www.drjudithorloff.com
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Judith Orloff MD, a psychiatrist and intuition expert, is author of the upcoming book Emotional Freedom: Liberate Yourself From Negative Emotions and Transform Your Life (Harmony Books, 2009). Her other bestsellers are Positive Energy; Intuitive Healing; and Second Sight. Dr. Orloff synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy and spirituality. She passionately believes that the future of medicine involves integrating all this wisdom to achieve emotional freedom and total wellness. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, in Oprah Magazine and USA Today.
Come and learn a secret about emotions, energy and healing. Learn how their compelling interconnection awakens an inner voice that can harness the power of positive emotions and dispel the negative — a skill that will make you truly free. This lecture synthesizes traditional and intuitive medicine with spirituality to teach you how to transform negative emotions such as depression, anger, worry and fear into compassion, courage and hope. Doing this helps you grow and view yourself and others through the lens of the heart. Dr. Orloff shows how each day presents us with opportunities to be heroes in our own lives: to turn away from negativity, react constructively and seize command of any situation so that we can lead more empowered, joyous lives.
In this lecture you’ll learn to: