Free Wellness Seminars 2015
The Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center hosts FREE seminars and workshops throughout the year. The seminars are open to everyone. You are welcome to participate even if you are not a member of the Kaiser Permanente health plan. All seminars are held at the Positive Choice Integrative Wellness Center unless another location is listed in the description. To reserve your spot at one of these seminars, call 858-573-0090
GIVE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM A BLAST — PHYTO-NUTRIENTS THAT FIGHT FOR YOUR HEALTH
Friday, March 6th at 6 to 7 p.m.
Dietitian Kari McCloskey, RD, CDE, will lead you
through the benefits of eating colorful foods and explain the amazing abilities these foods have to bolster your immune system. Learn about the top fruits and vegetables for your health and the fun ways you can easily add them into your life.
INCREASE FLEXIBILITY, AVOID INJURIES AND ALLEVIATE CHRONIC PAIN
Friday, March 13th at 6 to 7 p.m.
Is pain preventing you from exercising the way you want? Chronic pain, such as in the foot, back, knee, and shoulder, can often be the result of a lack of flexibility in key muscles. A focus on stretching and using the foam roller for myofascial release can dramatically reduce pain, injuries, and increase your mobility. Anneliese Piazza, MS, will share her expertise on how to target tight muscles and tendons that may be contributing to current injuries and allow you to increase your exercise performance. This seminar will meets at 7071 Convoy Ct. (building next door to Positive Choice) in Room 106 on the ground floor level. Space is limited for this event, you will need to call to reserve a space.
Friday, March 20th and May 15th at 6 to 7 p.m.
Dr. Vincent J. Felitti speaks on his collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and his ground-breaking research showing that adults do not just get over the effects of a painful childhood. Traumatic childhood experiences such as emotional/physical abuse or parental drug/alcohol abuse
lead to adults that are 4,600% more likely to experience drug addiction, 460% more likely to suffer from depression, and have over 260% increased risks for other serious health issues such as lung disease, obesity, diabetes, and coronary heart disease. Space is limited for this event, you will need to call to reserve a space.
THE AMAZING WORLD OF BOTANICALS AND SUPPLEMENTS
Monday, March 23rd at 6 to 7 p.m.
A large percentage of prescription medicine used today was once derived from plants. Aspirin isolated from tree bark is a great example. Botanicals (plants, seeds, bark, and roots) contain powerful healing agents that are often equally or more effective than some prescription drugs and have fewer side effects. Dr. Heidi Meyer, an integrative medicine physician, will cover information on botanicals that can be used for common ailments and direct you to reputable resources for more information about the proper use of botanicals and supplements.
YOGA MADE SIMPLE
Don’t let age, health problems, or the fact that you’ve never done yoga stop you from enjoying all of yoga’s great health benefits. Norma Solomon, BA, will show you simplified yoga poses using a chair that anyone can do — no matter their fitness level. Come dressed to participate and bring your own mat. Limited enrollment due to space requirements. This seminar will meets at 7071 Convoy Ct. (building next door to Positive Choice) in Room 106 on the ground level. Space is limited for this event, you will need to call to reserve a space.
Friday, April 10th at 6 to 7 p.m.
Environmental pollution, a diet high in fat/sugar, and even healthy things like exercise can create inflammation in the tissues of your body. Left untreated this can greatly increase risk for disease, but there are many foods and activities you can add to your daily lifestyle that will help your body recover from inflammation. Come listen to Sonya Plumlee, MS, as she discusses the many lifestyle changes that can be used to avoid deadly inflammation.
Friday, April 17th at 6 to 7 p.m.
Coach Lizzy Kemp Salvato, MS, will show you a great strength training program that you can do in your living room, in your office, in a hotel room, anywhere you are! Come dressed to exercise. This seminar will meets at 7071 Convoy Ct. (building next door to Positive Choice) in Room 106 on ground level. Space is limited for this event, you will need to call to reserve a space.
Boost Your Immune System and Vitality Making Smoothies Using Ingredients for Maximum Health and Energy
Most people need about 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day to obtain the vital plant nutrients that protect against deadly inflammation and pre-mature aging. Making a daily smoothie is a fast, easy and delicious way to add a phyto-nutrient boost to your day. Join Lifestyle Educator Andy Arnold as she demonstrates how to make smoothies that taste great and maximize your nutrition. Tasting is part of the seminar and Andy will show you how to incorporate super-immune enhancing nutrients like cacao, chia, goji, Camu Camu, maca, hemp, etc.
Friday, May 1st at 6 to 7 p.m.
Many of us are all too familiar with mindless eating in front of a TV, in a car, at the movies, etc. What many of us have either forgotten or never learned is how to sit down, relax, and mindfully enjoy our food. This seminar explores how stress habits and our feelings about food effect what and how much we eat. Deva Plumlee, MS, will cover steps to learning how to use your inner intuition to guide your food choices.
DON’T RECOGNIZE YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR? ─ LEARN HOW BOTOX AND FILLERS CAN HELP
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. Rausch, 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 gracefully.
QUICK AFFORDABLE TREATMENTS FOR SKIN REFRESHMENT
If you are looking for a skin treatment that delivers results, won’t take hours out of your busy schedule, and will leave you with noticeably better skin in under 30 minutes, then treatments like SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion™ or chemical peels might be your answer. Master Esthetician, Lindsey Schumacher will discuss the many services now available at Kaiser Permanente’s Cosmetic Services. She will explain how non-invasive and even soothing services like dermalinfusion, chemical peels, or cosmetic acne care deliver results without harsh chemicals or uncomfortable treatments. Lindsey will also speak on the extensive pharmaceutical skin care products now available. This seminar will be held Kaiser Permanente’s Carmel Valley Women’s Center, 3851 Shaw Ridge Road., San Diego 92130 (this location is fairly new and may not appear correctly on auto-navigation systems).
WALKING FOR OPTIMUM FITNESS
It is still the best form of aerobic exercise out there and is a something you can do for most of your life. Walking is an efficient way to burn calories and maintain body weight. Coach Liz Kemp Salvato, MS, a National Race walking Team member, 1992 Olympic Trials race walking qualifier, and exercise physiologist, will cover how to start up a walking routine, what shoes you need, the proper form, and how to train to get your maximum caloric burn and fitness level. Come dressed to move and wear comfortable walking shoes. Space is limited for this event, you will need to call to reserve a space.
TRAIN TO WALK OR JOG A FULL OR HALF-MARATHON IN SIX MONTHS —ANYBODY CAN DO IT!
Meet the organizer and leader of In Motion Fit, Coach Katie Johnson, who will tell you about walking/jogging training sessions that meet at Mission Bay and Carlsbad and trains people to achieve amazing results in either walking or jogging a half or full marathon. If you think you can’t, you’re probably wrong because In Motion Fit specializes in taking average couch potatoes and turning them into fitness enthusiasts. All groups train for the Carlsbad 5000 that runs along our beautiful coast. Training includes weekly training plans and free fitness and nutrition seminars, but mostly they make getting fit really fun. This seminar give information on how to get started in the training program, fees, etc.
AGE LESS YOGA
Maintaining a strong flexible body is one of the best things we can do as we age because it is major preventer of falls and injury. The gentle art of yoga helps build both strength and flexibility. Norma Solomon, BS, has nearly two decades worth of yoga experience and she will help you bend like a pretzel. Well, maybe not that much, but she will help you develop strength, add flexibility, and give you exercises you can do at home. Come dressed to participate and bring your own yoga mat. Enrollment is limited for this seminar due to space requirements. This seminar will meets at 7071 Convoy Ct. (building next door to Positive Choice) in Room 106 on ground level. Space is limited for this event, you will need to call to reserve a space.
AN INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE APPROACH TO HEADACHES
Tired of being in pain? Don’t miss your chance to hear Dr. Raymond Lane, explain an integrative medicine approach to recovery from headaches and migraines. Conventional treatments like medication or nerve blockers help manage symptoms, but Integrative Medicine evaluates the whole person and asks, “What is causing these headaches and inflammation?” Dr. Lane will cover how lifestyle behaviors, environment, sleep patterns, diet, and/or nutritional deficiencies may be contributing to your pain and guide you towards resources that can help you develop a lifestyle plan that will allow you to recover.
A MOMENT OF SELF COMPASSION CAN CHANGE YOUR DAY, LEARN HOW TO CREATE A STRING OF MOMENTS AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Friday, August 28th at 5 to 6 p.m.
You know what they say about your inner-self-talk — you’re always listening. Too often we allow how we think about and what we say to ourselves to be influenced by difficult life experiences and external messages that aren’t based in truth. Inner happiness and acceptance comes from speaking to yourself the way you would hope others treat you. Come to this seminar with Starr Mackinnon PhD and learn how to create healthy inner dialogue.
WALK TO WIN — WALK AND BURN CALORIES LIKE A RUNNER
Coach Lizzy Kemp Salvato, MS, a National Race walking team member, 1992 Olympic Trials race walking qualifier, and exercise physiologist is going to speak on how to take your current walking routine and revamp it into a race walking routine that will help you burn more calories and develop greater body and cardiovascular strength. Come dressed to exercise and wear good walking shoes. Space is limited for this event, you will need to call to reserve a space.
INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE FOR A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP
There are so many modern day assaults on our sleep — frenzied life-pace, media overstimulation, caffeine, poor health, and nocturnal lights all break the natural rhythms of the body that are conducive to good sleep. Increasingly, lack of sleep is correlated with increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, strokes, viral infections, accidents, and shortened life-spans. Come and hear Dr. Raymond Lane talk about an integrative medicine approach to sleep recovery and learn many of the strategies and lifestyle habits that can help you get the rest you need.
BUILDING RESILIENCE — LEARN HOW BIOFEEDBACK, RELAXATION, AND BODY AWARENESS CAN HELP WITH STRESS MANAGEMENT
Biofeedback therapy uses technology that measures very small physiological changes in body heat and muscle tension that you don’t typically notice. Measuring these small changes provides you with a window into how your body changes in response to stress. Biofeedback therapist Starr Mackinnon, PhD, will explain how you can use tools like biofeedback, relaxation techniques, and body awareness to help manage pain or stress. Starr will teach you relaxation skills that can incorporate into your everyday life.
INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO WOMEN’S HEALTH
Monday, November 2nd at 6 to 7 p.m.
Between birth and menopause a woman’s body is ever-changing. Come and listen to Dr. Heidi Meyer, an integrative medicine physician, as she speaks on how lifestyle, nutrition, and botanicals can ease menstrual discomfort, pregnancy, post-partum recovery, and the transition into menopause.