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I hate to start a phone call with,"Sorry, I only have two minutes to talk. But, I just had to tell you, that:
- Jon finally got a job.
- Bruce Springsteen's coming to town & you have to order the tickets tomorrow.
- Aunt Susie is in the hospital--but don't worry, she'll be OK.
- Mary just got engaged. The wedding's in August.
- Come for dinner tomorrow.
"Sorry, I'll call you later with details. Gotta run."
I have no business posting anything today. I've got to clean my house, shop for Monday's seder, and start cooking, now! Then it's off to the Banff Mountain Film Festival tonight. Woo Hoo. I'm excited. Probably won't have any time to post until next Friday.
This is my two-minute "gotta run--I'll call later", but-I-just-had-to-tell-you-now post!
Oh, and BTW, HHLL just hit over a million blog post views this morning--with readers in 191 countries!
Just Sharing the News- Three Upcoming Events That Can Change Lives
On Tuesday, April 19th I have the opportunity to hear Dr. Dean Ornish speak on "The Power of Personalized Lifestyle Changes" at a "closed to the public" Wellness Grand Rounds. Can't wait.
"We tend to think of advances in medicine as a new drug, laser, or surgical procedure--something high-tech and expensive.
This presentation will discuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, reviewing more than 30 years of research using high-tech, state-of-the-art measures to prove the power of low-tech, low-cost, and often ancient interventions.
Also, the lecture will describe proven strategies for motivating people to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes, as well as how to personalize a way of eating and living based on an individual's needs, genes, and preferences.
Finally, the presentation will describe many of the health policy implications of comprehensive lifestyle changes as both medically effective and cost effective."
On Thursday, April 21st I'm attending the following Slate "The Hive"/Cleveland Clinic: Fighting Childhood Obesity National Forum--8:30-12:15 am. Registration is open & online. Click here.
Read more about the background behind this event, here.
Consider attending a 3-day low-cost wellness weekend event in beautiful Athens, Ohio on May 19-21, that's open to the public, and co-sponsored by Ohio University Colleges of Health Professions & the Ohio University College of Osteopathics Medicine. Click here for more information.
It's an opportunity to see & hear many of the pioneers who are responsible for newest trend in "low-tech" "low-cost" disease reversal through plant-based nutrition: Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Jeff Novick, MS,RD, Dr. Hans Diehl, Rip Esselstyn, and many others.
Appalachian Health Summit May 20-21, 2011
Free Saturday Conference:
Healthy Living Workshops
Dr. Greenlaw is founder and president of a prominent gastroenterology group since 1975. He received his MD in internal medicine from the University of Missouri, completed a gastroenterology fellowship at Yale, and served on the faculty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford, attaining the rank of Clinical Professor of Medicine. Dr. Greenlaw is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, and Holistic Medicine. Dr. Greenlaw practices holistic gastroenterology with an emphasis on lifestyle medicine. www.rockforfgi.com
Dr. Kelly completed an MD/MPH degree program at Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2000 and his Master's of Public Health in Epidemiology in 2002. Dr. Kelly is the primary architect and Founding President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine (ACLM) and was a recipient of the AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award in 2004. Dr. Kelly's lifestyle medicine practice is located in Rocky Mount, Virginia. www.lifestylehealthdoc.com.
Author and recovered yoyo dieter, Dr. May delivers her crucial and timely message with passion, energy, and humor that transforms the way her audiences view weight management. She is the award-winning author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don't Work and Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle which reinforces her powerful message for lasting change. She founded Am IHungry?(r) Workshops, and won the Excellence in Patient Education Innovation Award. She has trained over 170 Am I Hungry?(r) Facilitators worldwide. www.amihungry.com.
With over 24 years of experience as a nutritionist and dietitian, Mr. Novick offers an insightful and humorous approach to nutrition and health. He holds both bachelor and graduate degrees in Nutrition from Indiana State University. Currently, Mr. Novick serves as Vice President for Executive Health Exams International, Adjunct Professor at the School of Health Sciences for Kaplan University, and lectures at the McDougall program in Santa Rosa, CA. www.jeffnovick.com
As a consulting company, Bravo Wellness offers services and tools to business partners desiring results-based wellness programs. Their successes have been unequaled in the industry. Bravo's founder, Jim Pshock, has been at the forefront of the use of result-based wellness incentives since 2004. Mr. Pshock has worked closely with the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare to understand the practical application of these new regulations and is uniquely positioned to lead this initiative. www.bravowell.com
Dr. Snow is a third year Endocrinology and Metabolism Fellow at the University of Virginia, where he has helped to start an insulin resistance clinic in 2009 to treat patients who have type 2 diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome and obesity with lifestyle interventions and a vegan diet. He received the National Institutes of Health Ruth R. Kirschstein National Research Service Award for his ongoing study of the impact of plant based nutrition on insulin resistant type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Dr. Thorner is a David C. Harrison Teaching Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia, is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, of the Royal College of Physicians (London), and Master of the American College of Physicians. His current research is on the epidemic of diabetes and obesity with patients who have these conditions and their responses to supervised lifestyle changes which have allowed them to stop insulin therapy. Dr. Thorner, Dr. Snow and others are assembling a model of how the normal homeostatic mechanisms are subverted by a modern lifestyle and the Western diet.
Dr. Aldana has published over 60 scientific articles on the prevention, arrest, and reversal of America's most common chronic diseases. He has written 7 books on the ability of healthy lifestyle habits to prevent cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, and many chronic diseases. His most recent book, The Culprit and The Cure is currently being used by over 4,500 companies and corporations in an effort to boost productivity and reduce employee related health expenses. The Harvard School of Public Health says this book is "better than the best medicines". www.stevealdana.com
For more than 40 years, Dr. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Study, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. The study was a partnership project between the Chinese and American governments that produced statistically significant associations between various dietary factors and disease. Dr. Campbell is a Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He received his master's degree and PhD from Cornell, served as a Research Associate at MIT, and taught at Virginia Tech for 10 years before returning to Cornell Chair. www.tcolincampbell.org.
Dr. Demas has a Ph.D. in education, nutrition, and anthropology from Cornell University. She is the founder and director of the Food Studies Institute, based in Trumansburg, New York, a non-profit devoted to improving the long-term health and education of children. Her curriculum, Food Is Elementary, has been used successfully in more than 2,000 schools in 33 states. She consults, trains, and certifies teachers as food educators in the U.S. and abroad. Dr. Demas is a Visiting Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and at the University of Illinois Medical School. www.foodstudies.org
Dr. Diehl is an epidemiologically trained lifestyle interventionist with a doctorate in Health Science and a Masters in Public Health Nutrition, both from Loma Linda University, where he is a Clinical Professor of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Diehl directs of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute in California and is founder of the CHIP Program (Coronary Health Improvement Project). With more than 50,000 alumni, CHIP advocates a healthier lifestyle to prevent and reverse diseases. His book "Health Power" has sold over 2 million copies. www.chiphealth.com
Dr. Edington is the director of the University of Michigan's Health Management Research Center. Dr. Edington's research focuses on the precursors of disease and vitality. His interest is in the relationships between healthy lifestyles, vitality and quality of life, as they benefit both individuals and organizations. He is specifically interested in how individual health promotion, worksite wellness activities and programs within organizations impact health care cost containment, productivity, and human resource development. www.hmrc.umich.edu
Dr. Esselstyn has been associated with the Cleveland Clinic since 1968. During that time he served as President of the Staff and as a member of the Board of Governors. In 2005, he became the first recipient of the Benjamin Spock Award for Compassion in Medicine. In 1995, he published his benchmark long-term nutritional study: arresting and reversing coronary artery disease in severely ill patients. Twelve years later he updated and published the study in his book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. www.heartattackproof.com.
Rip was born in upper New York state and moved to Austin Texas to become an All-American swimmer. After spending 10 years as a professional triathlete Rip joined the Austin Fire Department in 1997. His New York Times bestseller "Engine2 Diet" contains a groundbreaking nutritional program with indisputable, dramatic results in lowering cholesterol and losing weight in just 4 weeks. For more information log on to: www.engine2diet.com.
Professor of Endocrinology, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), Dept. of Specialty Medicine; J. O. Watson, D.O., Chair for Diabetes Research and the Director; ARHI Diabetes Endocrine Center at OU-COM. His clinical practice addresses all diseases related to the endocrine system; pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, ovary, testis and metabolic diseases such as diabetes or metabolic bone disease. The center was designed to meet the complex health care challenges of the diabetes epidemic in the country and specifically in Appalachia. Under his direction the ARHI Diabetes/Endocrine Center has established outreach programs in several underserved cities in the region.
Panel Discussion Moderator: "Putting it all together: Action Steps for a Healthier Appalachia"