The latest fad in self-improvement is the so-called “dopamine detox” or “dopamine fasting.” Its proponents promise an instant “reset” of the over-stimulated brain. But what actually is dopamine and what is the science behind this fad? Is it based on a sound theory, or is it just marketing hype? In this webinar, Dr. Nigel Lester, psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, investigates the latest Silicon Valley craze and throws light on the current trends in popular mental health practices.
Did you know that most of the science on exercise has been done on premenopausal subjects? Join Dr. Cynthia Kardesch, our Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician, as she explains the physical changes a woman’s body goes through during menopause and the science behind changing your dietary and exercise routines to reach your physical goals. Dr. Kardesch will discuss how incorporating integrative medicine treatments into your lifestyle and adjusting your exercise habits will help improve your quality of life as you go through menopause and beyond.
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.
This seminar will focus on the importance of self-care and how it applies to helping individuals let go of stress. Kevin Cloninger, PhD, PCC, will explore the neuroscience, philosophy, and evolutionary history of the mind-body relationship and delve into the nature and science of thought and the psychophysiology of stress. In conjunction, he will provide tools that can help individuals work on letting go of stress in their professional and personal lives, including physical exercises, relaxation techniques, and reflective exercises.
In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Cynthia Kardesch will discuss the science behind concussions and brain injuries, their short-term and long-term impact on the body, and a comprehensive treatment approach to concussion recovery. Contrary to prior belief, there is a lot that individuals can do to help them recover from concussions they may have experienced years before. $38 for members and their guests. Register online through our class schedule on the PALM app.