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Health and Healing Lecture Series

Torrance Memorial Health and Healing Center offers services and information that enhance the healing process and encourage a healthy lifestyle. Through a generous grant from the Graziadio Wellness Center, Torrance Memorial presents a free lecture series falling under the category of "integrative medicine."

Upcoming Lectures

Success! How Not to Look Back

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Learn how to implement the 7 habits of highly healthy people without using shame, blame, or willpower.Discover how to make changes that last while feeling good about it along the way. And learn how to encourage your friends and family to argue for their own change instead of you arguing with them to change. Set your life up for success instead of using failure as an excuse to go back to the status quo. Seeking perfection is a futile effort. Instead, come learn why "good enough" is actually better than perfect.

Dr. Lederman has participated in projects such as lecturing for the eCornell Certificate Program in Plant Based Nutrition, films such as “Healing Cancer” and “Forks Over Knives.” He also coauthored the New York Times best-selling book “The Forks Over Knives Plan” and "Keep It Simple, Keep It Whole: Your Guide to Optimum Health." Dr. Lederman joined Whole Foods Market in 2010 to help direct various health and wellness projects and is currently piloting an innovative health care model that will revolutionize the way primary care is delivered to patients.

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"PlantPure Nation" with Dr. T. Colin Campbell

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Screening of the new movie, PlantPure Nation with follow-up discussion and book signing by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

The documentary film “PlantPure Nation” tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time. Dr. T. Colin Campbell argues that a diet consisting primarily of whole plant-based foods treats the underlying causes of the most deadly health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Showing how industry lobbyists work to prevent public awareness of the healing powers of a plant-based diet, the documentary takes us on a journey to a small rural town, and shows how a plant-based diet can be implemented in a “meat and potatoes” community. The filmwas directed by Dr. T. Nelson Campbell, produced by John Corry and co-written by Lee Fulkerson of “Forks Over Knives”. The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. T. Colin Campbell.

Dr. T. Colin Campbell was trained at Cornell (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology. He spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech's Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair (now Emeritus). He has served on many national and international expert committees with mandates to develop food and health policy positions. He is the recipient of several awards, both in research and in citizenship. He is the author of The China Study and Whole and was a major contributor to the film “Forks Over Knives.”

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Past Lectures

Life Is Your Best Medicine

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Dr. Low Dog is Director of the Fellowship at Andrew Weil's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. She is an internationally known speaker on topics ranging from the responsible use of herbal medicine and dietary supplements to integrative approaches to women's health.

The Pillars of Health

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John Pierre, is a nutrition and fitness consultant who has devoted more than a quarter century to helping and improving the lives of others through his expertise in the areas of geriatrics, nutrition, fitness, women’s empowerment, green living, and cognitive retainment and improvement.

Food is Medicine

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Chef AJ is well-known among culinary and nutrition experts alike for her unmatched ability to create healthy food that tastes great. She is a chef and culinary instructor in Los Angeles and the author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health & Your Ideal Weight.

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Health and Healing Center

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