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

BRAIN THERAPY: Neurofeedback and the Mind-Body Connection
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 • 7 p.m.
RVSP Required, call 310-517-4711 or Online
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In our digital age we are bombarded by noise and distractions, often cultivating erratic and compulsive patterns of thinking. Depression, anxiety, insomnia and ADHD are just a few of the all-too common results of a chronically stressed-out brain. Jon Fonseca is a Neurofeedback clinician with extensive experience helping those who suffer with these ailments and a host of others. He promotes the practice of simplicity, discipline, silence, meditation, forgiveness and humility as the quickest way to healing and sustaining a healthymind. In this seminar you will learn simple steps to avoid short-term memory problems, fatigue, and sleep related issues, as well as tools to enhance focus and peace of mind.

Speaker

Jon Fonseca has been a professional staff member at Whitaker Wellness Institute since 2005. Working closely with patients with a broad range of acute and chronic physical challenges, he noticed how often they also suffered with anxiety, depression, insomnia, and other problems. This led him to explore the connections between physical and mental health and to evaluate a variety of mind-body therapies. He became certified in EEG Biofeedback, and has studied under and worked with Richard Soutar, PhD, an expert in the field of Neurofeedback. In 2009, he became the Director of the Whitaker Wellness Neurofeedback Department. In addition to his clinical work, Jon is also involved in researching the effects of Neurofeedback on sleep disorders and other conditions.


Past Lectures

Being An Urban Monk

How to find peace in the everyday hustle and bustle of the modern world. Learn practical applications of mediation, diet, movement, and relaxation techniques to help you sleep from someone who's been a monk and also runs a very busy media empire. Let's get practical and live better lives here where we live and stop running for the hills.

Pedram Shojai, OMD, is a man with many titles. He is a taoist priest, a doctor of Oriental medicine, a kung fu world traveler, a fierce global green warrior, an avid backpacker, a devout alchemist, a Qi Gong Master, and an old school Jedi bio-hacker who is working to preserve our natural world and wake us up to our full potential. Pedram is also the founder of Well.org, the editor of BeMore! Magazine, the author of The Urban Monk (Rodale, 2016) and Rise and Shine (Process, 2011), the producer and director of the movie "Vitality," and the executive producer and writer for the film, "Origins."

Power Foods For the Brain
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Neal Barnard, M.D., is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and President of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Dr. Barnard has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 17 books.

PlantPure Nation
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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.”

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.
www.drlowdog.com

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. www.johnpierre.com

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. www.ChefAJsHealthyKitchen.com

Prevention: Nutrition & Supplements For A Healthy Lifestyle
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Mimi Guarneri, M.D., F.A.C.C. is board-certified in cardiology, internal medicine, nuclear medicine and holistic medicine. She was the founder and medical director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. She now is the director of the holistic center, Guarneri Integrative Health, Pacific Pearl La Jolla: Experts in Conventional, Integrative & Natural Medicine.
www.PacificPearlLaJolla.com

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