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Health in Asia, Talk on Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer

An Evening with Stanford’s Dr. Samuel So
Tuesday, July 24 from 5:30-7:30 PM in SF

Asia Society Northern California for a conversation on the latest on health with Dr. Samuel So who heads the Asian Liver Center at Stanford University and is an internationally recognized expert on hepatitis b, which affects 260 million people in the world (up to 100 million people in China alone) and is the major cause of liver cancer.

Stanford’s Asian Liver Center conducts translational research by which scientific research is translated into practical applications and policies to improve human health. The Asian Liver Center established a Center at Peking University in March 2012 to expand Stanford’s teaching and research opportunities in China.

Asia Society has many interesting and insightful talks, demonstrations, and discussions every month on a wide range of subjects: food, history, dance, health, trade and many more.
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Doctors and Appointments the way you want them!

MEDICINE is changing. We have had video Doctors for remote locations for a long while, but now with more customer-focused medicine…. you can choose HOW to see your doctor.

There are so many innovations. There are also “One Minute Clinics” located in and around businesses, downtowns and in communities all over. I have had really good success with using these clinics.

The Food Revolution Seminars: How to Detox, Burn Fat and Thrive

Mark Hyman, M.D. – How To Detox, Burn Fat And Thrive

Mark HymanMark Hyman, M.D.

Dr. Mark Hyman is a family physician, a seven-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, and chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine. He also serves as medical editor for The Huffington Post and on the Medical Advisory Board of The Dr. Oz Show. Mark’s Blood Sugar Solution Program has inspired millions and been promoted by President Clinton and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Working with Pastor Rick Warren.

Did you know?

* Sugar is 8x more addictive than cocaine * food is the problem, but also the solution

* Industry actively searches to hook people, “craveability”, biochemistry, hormones, tastebuds have been co-opted

* Many initiatives have been started to help: guidelines to reduce sugar consumption, change policy regardless of junk food industries taking away monetary support of good programs, no subsidizing obesity, healthier food available to kids, making health available where we “live”

* We are spending less for food and more for health care

* You can change a few things and reset your body, it doesn’t take years, it is a quicker fix, changes can start in 10 days

Mark helped the congregation of Saddleback Church collectively lose 250,000 pounds. He can show you exactly how to detox for optimal weight and vibrant health. Find out more about Mark’s work by clicking here.

Ayurveda for Health

Ayurveda Talk at Prajna Yoga,

1601 El Camino Real Suite 204,  Belmont, CA

Friday, Jan 31, 2014 from 8pm to 9pm

Dr Rucha is an insighful and caring medical practitioner, she is also a certified yoga teacher.

Through her teaching and helping you explore your health needs you will emerge with a better outlook and more understanding of your body and self care.

Sugar and the Brain

Very interesting 45 minute video about sugar produced in Canada.

Around 29 minutes into the video, there is an interesting experiment involving rats. One was fed a regular rat diet, another was fed a typical human diet rich in added sugars. The experiment involves putting the rat into a tub of water and seeing how fast it can swim to safety. The rat fed the regular rat diet has no problem and quickly swims to safety. The human-diet rat has great difficulty finding the safe spot. The purpose of the experiment was to show the adverse affect of sugar on the brain. There are many other interesting things in this video, but this demonstration was very memorable.

Another documentary you might have seen is Robert Lustig’s Sugar:  The Bitter Truth.  If not, it’s at:


Well worth watching.  I need to watch it again; it’s a lot of good info, but it’s pretty detailed.

Thanks Gail for sharing this– rather shocking but good to know!

Documentary Film, Unacceptable Levels, Debuts

‘Unacceptable Levels’, a film by first-time documentarian Ed Brown, will kick off its summer theater tour with a bicoastal premiere.  On the West Coast, a gala event will take place at the New People Cinema 1746 Post St. San Francisco, CA 94115 at 3:00pm on Sunday June 2, 2013

A gala event will take place at the Historic Balboa Theatre 3630Balboa Street San Francisco, CA 94121 at7:00pm and 9:00pm on Wednesday July 10, 2013.  A gala event will take place at the Clay Theater 2261 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115 at 7:30pm on Thursday July 11, 201

On the East Coast, a gala event will take place at Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center at 144 W. 65th St. New York, New York 10023 at 6:30pm on Friday May 31, 2013 

and 3:30pm on Tuesday June 4, 2013.

Sponsored by Healthy Child Healthy World, it will shine the spotlight on a film whose themes are of vital importance. The same night, Clean Water Action Connecticut leads a coalition in sponsoring Unacceptable Levels on the East Coast.

This innovative documentary brings knowledge of daily chemical risks to the public, examining separate avenues of exposure as well as chronicling the history of industrial chemicals and their regulation in the United States. Shot and edited almost entirely by Brown, it is the result of three years of arduous travel­ and research. Over 40 luminaries in environmental advocacy, science, and law participated in the creation of the film, granting interviews to the maverick director. Uniting the testimonies of experts across disciplines and areas of focus, ‘Unacceptable Levels’ is comprehensive in scope.

I made this movie because I couldn’t ignore the effects of chemicals on my family. I had to find out more.  — Ed Brown
 The director’s inspiration is indeed apparent in the work, in which his children and wife appear periodically. The interplay of facts and personal history is central to the success of ‘Unacceptable Levels’ as a film and an educational tool, combining the weight of expert interviewees with the universality of family.
On the heels of winning the 30th International Environmental Film Festival, Health and Environment Film Prize, ‘Unacceptable Levels’ was chosen by Lincoln Center Film Society to open its Green Screens environmental film series. It was also selected for the San Francisco Green Film Festival occurring days later. Los Angeles and Connecticut represent the first in a series of theater screenings throughout the summer, including premieres in Austin, Boulder, Chicago, and Washington, DC.
The release of ‘Unacceptable Levels’ comes at a time of growing awareness of chemicals on human and environmental health. Consumers are increasingly demanding safer products, and state and local legislative efforts are gaining traction, approving regulations on things from baby bottles to thermal receipts. On the federal level, the Safe Chemicals Act was reintroduced to the Senate in 2013, as was the Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act. These would patch gaping regulatory holes in the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the 1976 law governing the introduction of chemicals into our system of commerce. Unacceptable Levels demonstrates the limitations of TSCA and profiles the effects of the outdated policy on daily life.

Be Kind to Yourself!

Be Nice to Yourself~
Yes we all need to exercise, eat right and count our blessings. But if you have goofed … let it go and keep moving toward your goals. Being healthy can be a joy!

  • Say something nice about yourself. For every negative thought, come back with a compliment. If you need to, write a few on post-its and stick them to the mirror or your computer screen.
  • Retrain your brain. Practice mindfulness by realizing your thought patterns, and reversing them if they are damaging. For example, when flipping through a magazine or watching television, if you notice yourself thinking, “Wow, if I only looked like that, then I’d be happy,” remind yourself that looking like that requires make-up, special angles, airbrushing, and sometimes very restrictive diet and exercise plans (as well as great genetics). Plus, happiness is a state of mind, not the shape of your body.
  • Stop criticizing yourself and start criticizing the ads. Research the techniques that their creators employ to get the final, unrealistic result, and analyze ads instead of taking them at face value.
  • Exercise because it makes you feel good. If you hate the gym but drag yourself there just because you want to maintain your appearance, stop going! Instead, find an activity that you enjoy, like hiking, swimming, dancing, walking, biking, gardening, or sports, and stay fit that way instead.
  • Be patient with yourself. Years of brainwashing won’t disappear overnight. But if you adopt these techniques, bit by bit you’ll learn how to like your body. After all, it’s the only one you’ve got, so you’re much better off appreciating it!

From SparkPeople, thanks for the information.

June 8: Legacy of Health with Dr. Oz, Deepak Chopra!

  • WHEN:  Saturday JUNE 8, 2013
  • WHERE: Oracle Conference Center in Redwood City — Our local Lions Club is putting this event on! Dr Oz will be there, Deepak Chopra too…. you should come!
  • Location: Oracle Conference Center 350 Oracle Parkway Redwood City CA 94065
  • Tickets: $50 at the door.  ALL DAY 8:15- 3:45
  • Event information: www.PSILCSymposium.org or call 415-912-0561 or 650-346-3954


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Peninsula Special Interest Lions Club Presents:
Legacy of Health, Wellness & Education

Invited Symposium Speakers

Dr. Mehmet Oz
Keynote Speaker
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Author, Host of the Dr. Oz Show

Deepak Chopra
Physician, Alternative Medicine Expert, Author

Dr. John La Puma ChefMD®
Physician, Author, Professionally Trained Chef

Dr. Paul Lynn
Physician, Alternative Medicine Expert (Herbal Remedies & Anti-Aging)

Dr. Eleanor Britter
Naturopath, Author

Naomi Tickle
World Renowned Certified Personologist, Author

Tom Sullivan
Author, Entertainer, Motivational Speaker

Honorary Chairs

Esther Lee
District 4-C4 Immediate Past District Governor
Lise Edwards

CEO/Founder Eight Count Leadership

Dr. Bill Iannaccone
Dr. Eleanor Britter

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The GO-TO-PLACE for Children’s Services

To get involved with the Lions Club, and specifically this Special Interest group that is devoted to health and wellness, please click this link: http://www.psilionsclub.com/  This group is an important part of our local community and support health and wellness. We applaud their efforts, you’ll often see them at Wellness Festivals and we were happy to have them at the College of San Mateo Health Fair this year.  –editor

Greeenest way to Enjoy RED(and white too)!

Check out the California Organics…. beautiful Reds and whites…. biodynamic farms…we have it all:

  • Organic Vintners 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon  ~$17
  • Organic Vintners 2006 Merlot (Vegan) ~$17
  • Check out Lolonis Wines — organic wines for years… you’ll remember the ladybug on the label
  • Sterling Vineyards in Calistoga, is a wonderful and beautiful winery, tram ride, great views and  has organic offerings:Organic wines from Sterling: Made With Organic Grapes 2007 Sauvignon Blanc and
    Chardonnay ,  Cabernet Sauvignon made from organic fruit is scheduled for release in April 2009.
  • Benziger Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, about $30 — crafted with organic and biodynamic wine growing practices
  • AND Didier Goubet organic grape juice….artisanal organic from France, not local but yummy

What are your favorites?