- Digital Summit
An Integrative Approach to Vision Health & Preventing Digital Eye Strain
Lifestyle coaching is an emergent profession that has been a long time coming. By design, the current sick-care model is meant to address illness when it happens, not before. There is no emphasis on preventing disease or developing foundational health and wellness habits.
Breakthrough research is providing us with insights into how to lower our risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia. Recently, we could not scientifically say we could lower our risk of developing Alzheimer’s and dementia, but now there is real excitement in this field as we now have science based understanding on how to lower our risks.
Presented by: Martha Eddy, RSMT/E, CMA, DEP, and Sara Vogeler, BMC, RSMT, LMT
Somatic movement enhances human function and body-mind integration through mindful and restorative movement. Somatic movement education and therapy supports homeostasis, co-regulation and neuroplasticity. The practices incorporate postural and movement observation and evaluation; experiential anatomy; and movement patterning that increases efficiency, while refining perceptual, kinesthetic, and proprioceptive sensitivity. This session will review distinct methods each with their own educational or therapeutic emphasis, principles, methods, and techniques.
Presented by: Robert Graham, MD, MPH, FACP, ABOIM, Chef
Culinary education is emerging in medical education. The majority of the nutritional content currently taught in medical education is related to biochemistry, not practical food-related knowledge and skills that may positively impact eating behaviors. This gap manifests in the attitudes of residents, fellows, and other practicing clinicians who lack confidence and knowledge to effectively prescribe nutrition. Culinary medicine programs are an effective way to bridge this gap, by addressing food-based knowledge and skills. Preliminary results from such programs have documented improvement in both the providers’ personal and professional nutrition related behaviors, including their perceived ability to advise patients with metabolic risk factors.
This issue highlights integrative collaboration and community in this clinical setting and beyond.
Cognitive impairment encompasses deficiencies in early development as well as
Presented by: Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD
In this session, Dr. Kreitzer will discuss the dynamics of system change and the importance of whole systems healing at all levels of the organization. She will highlight the opportunity that chaos offers for transformative system change and the skills that are needed to navigate turbulence and uncertainty.