Join us in the Oak Room for a nutritious three-course meal from the PALM Café and a discussion from functional medicine physician Dr. Scott Jamison. When your body ages faster than your chronological age, it can lead to an increased risk for disease, which can impact your longevity. In his presentation, Dr. Jamison will discuss how you can find out your biological age, the key to preventing age-related diseases, and lifestyle changes you can implement now to ensure you have many healthy years ahead.
We get it: making changes to your health habits can feel really overwhelming, especially if you’re just starting out. It’s true, there are a lot of components to managing and maintaining a healthy lifestyle: proper nutrition, regular exercise, stress management, treating underlying conditions, and staying motivated. While all of these components are important to bring to the table if you want to sustain a healthy lifestyle in the long run, there are plenty of ways you can start small and ease yourself into it.
Join us in the Oak Room for a nutritious three-course meal from the PALM Café and a discussion from Dr. Kevin Cloninger, Director of Well-Being Coaching. The search for greater well-being, greater self-understanding, and greater health and happiness is as old as the hills. Wellness is much more than “self-care,” buying fitness trackers, or doing the latest fad diet, but in the current media environment it is hard to tell. In this presentation, Dr. Kevin Cloninger will look at a more expansive definition of, and approach to, wellness and what is actually needed to improve both mental and physical health. He will also discuss why there is perhaps nothing of greater importance than the search for well-being as we face the multiple overlapping crises of our times.
Join us in the Oak Room for a nutritious meal from the PALM Café while learning from counselor and coach Lara Pennington, who will explore the spectrum of stress and how to begin redefining your relationship with it. Stress is a necessary and adaptive aspect of life; however, in today’s world, stressors can become all-consuming. For many, vacation is the only stress management tool they know. How do you move beyond “getting away from it all” to reclaim the joy of day-to-day life?
It turns out you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Not only that, but it’s good for your brain. Remember those piano lessons you took as a kid? Memorizing verb conjugations in Spanish? Volunteering at a food pantry? Believe it or not, revisiting some of those long-lost interests or finding similar ones later in life can actually rewire your brain to become healthier and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s.
In this Lunch and Learn, world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis and Director of the Anthropedia Institute, will describe how to recognize and cultivate personality traits that help us to live more healthy, satisfying, and meaningful lives. Using the Temperament and Character Inventory, which he developed, he will identify how the way we learned to adapt to life’s challenges and opportunities affects our physical, mental, and social well-being.
While the practice of fasting has existed for centuries, the reasons behind it have changed over time and from culture to culture. Why do people fast today, and what are the benefits of abstaining from food for a period of time? Join Dr. Scott Jamison for an in-depth look at common patterns of fasting, such as intermittent fasting, time-restricted eating, and periodic prolonged fasting.
Like all other species on this planet, human beings have developed in harmony with the cycles of nature. In this Lunch and Learn, our Director of Well-Being Coaching, Dr. Kevin Cloninger, will explore how nature affects human beings for better and sometimes for worse. He will discuss the healing power of nature and how an unbalanced natural environment affects people in ways they are barely—if at all—aware of. Kevin will conclude with tools and exercises to help manage these interactions.
Movement is essential for life, and the quality of our movement plays a critical role in our well-being, from injury prevention, to managing pain triggers, to performance outcomes, and beyond. Movement impairments can be a primary cause of many nagging and debilitating conditions. In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Jason Biondo will look at the function of the musculoskeletal system, how muscle balance influences posture, function, and injury prevention, and the role of the nervous system in conducting the symphony that is our body.
In this Lunch and Learn with Dr. David Trybus, our chiropractor and acupuncturist, learn how to support the body in the annual transitions between the five elements and the five seasons. Dr. Trybus will discuss the relationship between the times of the year and the body’s muscles and organs, while recommending beneficial habits to implement for each season.