Next in Line at the Howell Foundation's Health Series: Nutrition -  A Novel Approach to Pain Management with Dr. Robert Bonakdar

Next in Line at the Howell Foundation's Health Series: Nutrition - A Novel Approach to Pain Management with Dr. Robert Bonakdar

After a Health Series of successful events on “Longevity and Intermittent Fasting” , “Reducing Stress and Increasing Happiness” and “An Integrative Approach to Stress Management”, the Doris A. Howell Foundation is continuing with its path to Keeping the Women we Love Healthy with is next series presentation “Nutrition: A Novel Approach to Pain Management.”

Dietary approaches are theoretically an attractive option for the treatment of pain. Unfortunately, the many diet and supplement options as well as confusion regarding how to choose among them makes this option one that is often overlooked.  
This presentation will examine the current body of science on pain and diet, including discussion of nutritional factors that may exacerbate pain, approaches for reversing this as well as diet and supplement prescriptions for optimizing pain and related symptoms.

Meet Our Speaker
Dr. Robert Bonakdar presents at the Howell Foundation Health SeriesDr. 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.
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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.


For more information about the Doris A. Howell Foundation, please visit

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