Upcoming Events: Health & Medicine
Changing the Way We DieDate: Thu, April 17, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
An eye-opening conversation about our choices.
Fran Smith, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today
Sheila Himmel, Author, Changing the Way We Die; Blogger, Psychology Today
Is there really such a thing as a good death? How can people facing death live fully in the time they have left? Smith and Himmel are prize-winning journalists and former colleagues at The San Jose Mercury News whose fathers’ deaths propelled them to explore these questions and the nation’s $17 billion hospice industry. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care – 44 percent of all deaths – yet most patients come in too late to get the full benefits. As 76 million baby boomers turn 65, commercialization by for-profit hospices threatens to undermine the hospice philosophy of compassionate, comprehensive, patient-driven care. Smith and Himmel examine the shifting attitudes and practices around death and dying, through the stories of patients, families, doctors and the corporate giants that increasingly own this “market.” What choices can each of us make now to get the best care possible when the time comes? How can we prepare to help those we love to die on their own terms? Join an eye-opening conversation about what you need to know before you need to know it.
One MamaDate: Tue, May 13, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Siobhan Neilland, Founder, OneMama ShaBoom products
Siobhan "ShaBoom" Neilland, Founder, OneMama ShaBoom Products
How do you overcome the death of your child? Neilland found a unique way to fill this major void by traveling to Uganda and opening herself to the love of many children, which led her to found OneMama.org in her efforts to help others live. Come hear Neilland discuss how all you need is an idea, a strategy and a whole lot of tenacity to transfer your own personal, self-sustaining technique to the professional concept of business and philanthropy.
Vitamin C, Calcium and Chronic Degenerative DiseaseDate: Wed, May 14, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Thomas E Levy, MD, JD, Author, Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins
As chronic degenerative diseases become more prevalent, Dr. Levy posits that deficiency of vitamin C in the tissues ultimately dictates whether you are ill and how severely ill you are. He says all diseases are caused by variations of increased oxidative stress and a large amount of vitamin C is both a treatment for that increased stress and a preventative measure. The presentation will include a general overview of vitamin C, why nearly everyone has too much calcium in their body and Levy’s suggestions for the best ways to address these factors therapeutically to optimize health.
Truly Heal Your Body, Your Life and the World from CancerDate: Thu, May 15, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
Marcus Freudenmann, Founder, Truly Heal; Director and Producer, Truly Heal Your Body, Your Life and the World from Cancer; Producer, Cancer Is Curable Now
Marcus Freudenmann is an expert in the world of alternative and integrative treatments for cancer. He will address the complexity of these treatments, as well as how to evaluate a patient effectively with a systematic approach. Through such an evaluation a practitioner and patient can create an individualized treatment plan. Freudenmann says such treatment plans can eliminate root causes of cancer, heal underlying trauma and help patients find life purpose and joy.
Is Ozone the Miracle Cure Everyone Is Talking About?Date: Wed, July 16, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Robert Rowen, M.D., Santa Rosa; Board-certified Member, American Boards of Family Practice and Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology; Former Member, Alaska State Medical Board.
Dr. Rowen's talk will feature research from Cuba (and other sources) on what ozone is being used to treat inflammatory conditions, repairing arthritic joints, circulation, macular degeneration, etc. Dr. Rowen will show videos of "miraculous" instant results of patients in his own office; these are not miracles at all, he says, but what can be expected when you treat the body to get it to heal itself. Rowen's presentation will also cover UV light in its relation to ozone and show some documentation from many years ago on its ability to fight infection. Dr. Rowen is affectionately known as "The Father of Medical Freedom" for pioneering the nation's first law protecting alternative medicine in 1990, in Alaska.