Mini Medical School
An Apple a Day - An App a Day: Addressing Silicon Valley Syndrome
Silicon Valley is the tech capital of the world with unlimited wealth, world class health care providers and endless benefits and resources offered by companies to keep employees healthy. Despite these luxuries, physicians and health care practitioners in the valley are inundated with patients facing chronic physical and mental health conditions from diabetes and autoimmune disease to chronic stress, anxiety and depression. This seminar will explore the underlying behaviors and habits that drive “Silicon Valley Syndrome” and how Dr. Ron Sinha and Dr. Akil Palanisamy, are blending modern medicine, ancient science and innovative solutions to help people lead healthier lives.
"Silicon Valley Syndrome: A Modern Problem with Ancient Solutions"
Dr. Palanisamy will talk about the evolutionary mismatch between our busy Silicon Valley lifestyle and how human beings have evolved to live, and then talk about some natural solutions to help correct this evolutionary disconnect. He’ll talk about specific dietary changes, lifestyle practices, and mind-body techniques.
"Silicon Valley Survival Strategies: Apps for Optimal Health"
Dr. Sinha will explore some of the behaviors and thought patterns that compromise the emotional and physical health of Silicon Valley professionals. He'll discuss technology-based solutions to help individuals and families restore balance in their lives.
Oshman Jewish Community Center
329 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Reception with healthy snacks: 6:00 - 6:30 pm
Lectures with Q&A: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Followed by Book Signing
Co-sponsored with Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Akil Palanisamy, MD, Integrative Medicine physician at the Institute for Health & Healing and author of The Paleovedic Diet.
Ron Sinha, MD Internal Medicine physician, Medical Director of Employer Services at Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and author of The South Asian Health Solution.
Thank you to our partners 1440 Multiversity and Breathe
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Mini Medical School Video Lecture Series
Mini Medical School is a free public lecture and video series in the San Francisco Bay Area, brought to you by the Institute for Health & Healing through the generous support of Roberta E. Neustadter. Learn from physicians and experts about integrative medicine and other healthcare topics. These video lectures are from past Mini Medical School events.
- A Holistic Approach to Heart Health (48 min)
- Achieving Health Goals: Making Resolutions Stick (29 min)
- Brain Food and Mood Food (22 min)
- De-Stress Your Work: Mind-Body Tools Part 1 (23 min)
- De-Stress Your Work: Mind-Body Tools Part 2 (21 min)
- De-Stress Your Work: Mind-Body Tools Part 3 (15 min)
- De-Stress Your Work: Mind-Body Tools Part 4 (14 min)
- Holistic Methods for Easing Depression (49 min)
- Preventing and Reversing Diabetes & Pre-diabetes (19 min)
The Roberta E. Neustadter Mini Medical School in Integrative Medicine is an annual free public lecture series in the Bay Area.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Call (415) 600-2120
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