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Past Health Bites Seminars

The following past presentations can be streamed via YouTube.

January 9, 2018 - Gut Reaction

Ric Warren, LAC

Traditional Chinese Medicine states that the cause of all internal maladies stem from some sort of constrained emotion. This presentation takes a look at how these emotions impact appetite, eating, digestion, and bowel function. If left untreated they can lead to a state of digestive dysfunction.

December 12, 2017 - Mindfulness and Meditation

Estalyn Walcoff, LMHC, MA, RNP

Most people think of meditation as clearing your mind of all thoughts. In actuality, meditation is just practicing paying attention to one thing over and over again. In this seminar, an overview of the multitude of benefits of meditation will be presented. Much of the time will be spent in learning and practicing this ancient art. Estalyn Walcoff has an MA in Counseling Psychology and has been meditating for over 20 years. She teaches meditation at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester as well as in her private psychotherapy practice.

November 14, 2017 - Dealing with Separation/ Divorce and Family Conflict over the Holidays

Renée O. LaPoint, MS, President & Mediator, The Mediation Center, Rochester, NY; John R. Piper, Conflict Resolution Specialist & Mediator, Mutual Choices

Often times, “the most wonderful time of the year”, can bring additional stress for families. For couples and families dealing with separation and divorce the holidays present more challenges for everyone involved. Join us and learn how to maneuver and survive this difficult time of year. Whether you are dealing with a separation, divorce or just the “normal” amount of family stress during the holidays, there are a variety of coping skills that can assist you with managing family communication and conflict.

October 10, 2017 - Plant-Based Diets and Diabetes

Thomas Campbell, MD

Have you been fearful of carbs? Are you pre-diabetic or diabetic and confused about what to eat? Though diabetes has been strongly linked to nutrition and physical activity, it’s hard not to be confused about what to eat. Dr. Tom Campbell will discuss how a well-planned plant-based diet, rich in fiber, can prevent and treat diabetes.

April 11, 2017 - Financial Strategies for a Family with Special Needs

James Traylor, President of Upstate Special Needs Planning

This presentation is intended for families caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability, mental illness/substance abuse, or a traumatic brain injury. opics will Include- Understanding the costs of caring for a person with special needs, maximizing available financial benefits for you and your loved one, understanding creative ways to save money for a person with a disability and planning for what will happen to your loved one after you are gone.

February 14, 2017 - Why Use Sound Technology to Help Patients?

Brian Dailey, MD, FACEP, FACFE (University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry-URMC)

Sound technology, specifically Hemi-Sync®, involves the playing of selected sound frequencies, which resonate with the brain and can facilitate healing, improve sleep, help manage pain and ease symptoms of conventional cancer therapies. Anxiety disorder with trouble relaxing or sleeping? Take patients  to a theta/delta brain wave state in minutes and induce a calm euphoria, useful for PTSD. Know someone with cancer? We will review some sound exercises to help with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and to help boost the immune system. Join Dr. Dailey as he explains sound technology basics and shares individual case studies as well as research findings. View the Sound Technology to Help Patients presentation.

January 10, 2017 - Discovering your daily MOJO

Rick Warren, LAC

Presenting 5 habits that include diet, meditation, movement, mindfulness and reading/writing that can help your day be brighter and keep you healthy. This presentation is designed to help sift through the mountain of information on health and wellness. Here are 5 basic, simple steps that can help you reach your healthy body goals-1-diet not dieting, 2-mindfulness meditation- a quick centering and awareness concentrating on our "breath", 3-movement, which can be as simple as stretching at your desk and, 4-reading (not emails) but actual books which keep our minds sharp and lively and last 5-writing or journaling , it's a way to write your biography of thoughts and feelings. These 5 are designed to be done in a timely manner and can help make our ever busy day just a little bit brighter and more healthy. View the discovering your daily MOJO presentation

December 13, 2016 - Introduction to Meditation and Mindfulness

Estalyn Walcoff, MA, RNP

Most people think of meditation as clearing your mind of all thoughts. In actuality, meditation is just practicing paying attention to one thing over and over again. In this seminar, an overview of the multitude of benefits of meditation will be presented. Much of the time will be spent in learning and practicing this ancient art. Estalyn Walcoff has an MA in Counseling Psychology and has been meditating for over 20 years. She teaches meditation at the Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester as well as in her private psychotherapy practice. View the meditation and mindfulness presentation

October 11, 2016 - Caring for Your Aging Parent

Ann Cornell, PsyD

Being a caregiver for aging parents can be a challenging and rewarding role. The quality of this relationship can be affected by factors such as major life transitions, family roles, values, culture, mental health, physical health, and the history of your relationship. Join us to understand more about your relationship and how to make it stronger.

September 13, 2016 - Plant-based Diets and Maximal Weight Loss

Thomas Campbell, MD

You may have heard about Bill Clinton, Beyonce, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Ellen Degeneres, or Usher trying plant-based diets recently. Come learn what a plant-based diet is, and whether it’s a healthy way to lose weight. Learn about an approach to weight loss that relies on enjoying better food choices and eating abundantly, rather than trying to “eat less” for the rest of your life. Thomas Campbell, MD is co-author of the bestseller, The China Study and author of The China Study Solution and co-founded the UR Program for Nutrition in Medicine. He regularly supports individuals and groups as they work to change their health and change their life through diet and lifestyle approaches. View the plant-based diets and maximal weight loss presentation