Health and Nutrition:  Going beyond the Minimum Daily Recommended Values.

Health and Nutrition: Going beyond the Minimum Daily Recommended Values.

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While much has been said on the relationship between health and nutrition, caloric restriction and aging, stress and wellbeing, and what people should or should not be eating along with the role of appropriate supplementation,  new approaches help clear the confusion on the role and benefits that proper nutrition has in today’s prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness.   
“Nutrition: A Novel Approach to Pain Management” with Dr. Robert Bonakdar will address the common controversy of the nutritional factors that may exacerbate pain and present the recommended approaches that might reverse and ultimately help manage pain and its related symptoms.      
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About Dr. Robert Bonakdar:  

Dr. Robert Bonakdar is the Director of Pain Management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine and a member of the Scripps Physician Wellness Committee.  He also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCSD School of Medicine and is the current president of the American Academy of Pain Management.  

He trained at University of Nevada School of Medicine, did residency in Family Medicine at Sharp Grossmont and completed a fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Scripps Clinic with an emphasis on pain management.  After receiving the Richter Fellowship for Independent International Research in the field of Southeast Asian heath practices, he studied in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, and Indonesia. He is board certified in Family Practice. In his current practice, he is active in the incorporation of options such as acupuncture, dietary and herbal medicine and stress reduction techniques to provide optimized care for chronic conditions including pain and metabolic disease/obesity. 

About the Doris A. Howell Foundation:
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to scientists researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, researchers, and authors to convey the timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health. of their families through its Lecture and Evening Series, and by funding research initiatives that will create women’s health awareness and advocacy in the community.


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