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Advances in Health, Vitality and Longevity

Week of November 13, 2021

Food for Thought
Food for Thought provides a colorful and thorough understanding of the critical role of diet, digestion, and nutrition on overall health and wellness. New knowledge about the biodiversity of food and the gut microbiome is revolutionizing our understanding of diet in weight control and general health.

Gut Feelings: Genes, Microbes & Brain
New scientific understanding reveals that the gut is a ‘second brain’ and has a vital role in our physical and mental health. Our genes, microbiome (the microbes that live in and on our body), gut nervous system, and brain are all intimately intertwined and dramatically influence each other with effects on mood, energy, mental health, and overall wellness. 

Quest for Immortality—
An engaging program on the rapidly advancing field of anti-aging medicine with clear understanding of fascinating breakthroughs as well as what is on the near and distant horizon. In addition to valuable and practical information to enhance personal longevity and vitality, it also encourages and motivates the embrace of a healthy living and wellness philosophy.


Joseph B. Weiss, M.D. is Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Diego. He graduated from the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine.  Under the auspices of the World Health Organization and others, he has pursued interests in Tropical and International Medicine and Public Health with extended stays in Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Subsequently completing a clinical and research fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of California, San Diego, he has remained active on the clinical faculty of the School of Medicine.  Dr. Weiss is also an accomplished humorist, professional speaker and author of several highly acclaimed books on the topics of health, wellness, digestion and nutrition. He has presented at international conferences and conventions, universities, medical schools, hospitals and medical centers, Fortune 500 companies, YPO/WPO, Bohemian Grove, Esalen Institute, Renaissance Weekend, Aspen Brain Forum, international destination spas and resorts. He has co-hosted a popular health radio talk show on a major network affiliate in California and enjoys educating and entertaining his audiences.

Food for Thought Handout
Gut Instincts Handout
Quest for Immortality Handout
Matter of Life Handout