Nourishing Your Health with Integrative Medicine - Rancho La Puerta
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Nourishing Your Health with Integrative Medicine

Week of June 1, 2024

Unwinding Anxiety
One in five people in the US experience anxiety each year. While pharmaceutical approaches can be helpful, they are most effective and safest when reserved for short term use. A large body of evidence supports nonpharmacological therapies including – breathing practices, botanicals, vagus nerve stimulators, exercise, nutrition, and mind-body practices. In this engaging presentation, Dr. Victoria Maizes will reframe the experience of anxiety, review new scientific discoveries, and teach non-pharmacological strategies to manage anxious feelings when they arise.

Nourishing Your Health by Living Green
Modern life exposes us to chemicals that may be subtly or profoundly impacting our health. We absorb toxins in the food we eat, the beverages we drink, the products we put on our skin, and the cleansers we use in and around our homes. Mounting evidence links environmental toxins to developmental disorders, obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Dr. Victoria Maizes addresses the evidence for harm, practical steps we can all take to reduce exposures, and the multitude of resources that can help nourish our own health and that of future generations.

Vibrantly Healthy Women
Questions about women’s health and well-being frequently arise in an integrative health practice. Whether it is concern about changes coinciding with menopause, hormones, sexuality, healthy bones, or weight loss, Dr. Victoria Maizes, an internationally recognized women’s health expert will address the science that supports women in their efforts to live vibrantly healthy lives.


Dr. Victoria Maizes is the Founding Executive Director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine and is a Professor of Medicine, Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Arizona. Internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine, Dr. Maizes is committed to helping individuals live healthier lives and pioneering change efforts that solve health care system problems. Together with her team at the Center for Integrative Medicine, she created and implemented educational programs that have trained thousands of physicians, nurses, and other health professionals and impacted the care of millions of patients. A highly sought-after speaker, she is the editor of the Oxford University textbook Integrative Women’s Health and the author of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child. She co-hosts (with Dr. Andrew Weil) the popular podcast Body of Wonder and was named one of the world’s 25 intelligent optimists by ODE magazine.