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Preventing Falls—It’s a Balancing Act!

Preventing Falls—It’s a Balancing Act!

on Feb 15, 2016 in Fitness, General Wellness, Wellness Seminar

Afraid of falling? There are things you can do that greatly minimizes your risk. Attend this seminar, free to Kaiser Permanente members, that will help you become aware of the common causes and and major risks for falling. You’ll learn how to prepare yourself, your home, and your surroundings to avoid or prevent falls. Learn strategies of improving strength, balance and flexibility and how this can make a difference. Several Preventing Falls classes are scheduled for March. San Diego Mission Road (off Mission Gorge, near the hospital at Zion)  March 1 at 1:30 to 3:30 pm San Marcos Medical Office: March 11th at 1:30 to 3:30 pm Otay Mesa Medical Office: March 24th at 1:30 to 3:30 pm Call Kaiser Permanente’s Health Education Department to schedule:...

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Botanicals and Supplements Seminar

Botanicals and Supplements Seminar

on Jun 15, 2015 in Inspiration, Wellness Blog, Wellness Seminar

Botanical and Supplements ─$25 Botanicals (plants, seeds, bark, and roots) contain powerful healing agents that are often equally or more effective than some prescription drugs. In this seminar, Dr. Heidi Meyer, an integrative medicine physician, takes an in-depth look at many common health problems and the herbs, tinctures, botanicals, and supplements that can offer relief without negative side effects. You will learn natural alternative ways to treat common health ailments, as well as how and where to purchase your products. $25. Seminar hosted at the Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center, Monday, July 6th at 7:00 p.m. Call to reserve your spot. (858)...

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FREE SEMINAR –Introduction to Integrative Medicine

FREE SEMINAR –Introduction to Integrative Medicine

on Jun 10, 2015 in Wellness Blog, Wellness Seminar

This free seminar defines for people what integrative medicine is and describes how alternative medicine therapies like acupuncture, botanicals, therapeutic massage, etc. can be used with traditional medicine practices to improve health and wellbeing. Explanations of available alternative therapies that have research supporting their merit are provided and information on what ailments they are helpful in treating.  Introduction to Integrative Medicine: 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.—  July 6th at The Positive Choice Integrative Wellness...

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Integrative Medicine Seminars- June 1st

Integrative Medicine Seminars- June 1st

on May 20, 2015 in Nutrition, Weight Loss, Wellness Blog, Wellness Seminar

Free Introduction to Integrative Medicine Seminar Integrative medicine is a healing-oriented approach that takes the whole person into account, including all aspects of lifestyle. It combines cutting edge, conventional medicine with evidence-based, alternative approaches. This free seminar gives an overview of integrative medicine and alternative medical therapies. It is a great place for someone to explore how integrative medicine may enhance their traditional medical care. No charge for this 1-hour seminar hosted at the Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center. Monday June 1st at 5:30 P.M. Botanical and Supplements ─$25 Botanicals (plants, seeds, bark, and roots) contain powerful healing agents that are often equally or more effective than some prescription drugs. In this seminar, Dr. Heidi Meyer, an integrative medicine physician, takes an in-depth look at many common health problems and the herbs, tinctures, botanicals, and supplements that can offer relief without negative side effects. You will learn natural alternative ways to treat common health ailments, as well as how and where to purchase your products. $25. Seminar hosted at the Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center, Monday, June 1st at 7:00 p.m. Call to reserve your spot. (858)...

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Don’t Recognize Yourself in the Mirror? – Learn How Botox and Fillers Can Help

Don’t Recognize Yourself in the Mirror? – Learn How Botox and Fillers Can Help

on Apr 29, 2015 in Healthy Skin, Wellness Seminar

Free Wellness Seminar Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6 to 7 pm If you have wondered how you could look your best no matter your age, then you’ll want to come to this seminar.  Kaiser Permanente offers cosmetic services through the Department of Dermatology in San Diego.  Dr. Bonilla, a board certified physician specializing in dermatology and cosmetic skin care, will discuss how Botox® differs from fillers, the benefits and negatives, and how to decide what is best for you. You’ll learn about the many non-surgical options available to you to help you maintain a youthful glow and age...

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Solutions to Insomnia

Solutions to Insomnia

on Jan 7, 2013 in Sleep, Wellness Blog, Wellness Seminar

Sleeping Less in San Diego Can it Make You Sick, Fat, or Worse? By Vicki Pepper MS, RD If you are lucky, you will spend one-third of your life sleeping… and the other two-thirds of your life will be profoundly influenced by the quality and quantity of that sleep!  Even one night of inadequate sleep can ruin your mood, impair your judgment, and sour your interactions with others. Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night. However, if you are typical, you are getting less sleep than that, and possibly less sleep with each passing year. Before the invention of the light bulb, the average American slept nearly ten hours a night. There’s only so much you can do by candle light!  The next 50 years saw only a slight decrease in average sleep times. However, National Sleep Foundation Polls in 2005 and 2012 showed slumber decreased to seven hours by 2005 and continued to drop to an average of just 6.2 hours of sleep by 2012.  That is a drop of about three hours per night since the late 19th century; a drop of two hours per night over the past 50 years and about a forty minute drop a night just since 2005. If sleep is so important, how is it we value it so little? One reason may be that we are not good at recognizing the negative effects of too little sleep. A study conducted at the University of Pennsylvania restricted people to less than six hours of sleep per night for two weeks; only a half hour less than the current national average. Over the two-week study, the volunteers reported only a small increase in sleepiness and rated themselves as “functioning normally.” However, when they were tested for memory, problem solving, and reaction times, their mental and physical abilities worsened progressively over the two-week study. In fact, their abilities deteriorated to such a degree that by the end of two weeks, the sleep deprived volunteers were as impaired as people who had stayed awake continuously for 48 hours. Culturally we pride ourselves on needing little sleep. It’s not cool to be the one who goes to bed early. Pulling all-nighters and...

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