First Presentation: “Benefits of Seaweeds” by Julie Drucker
Seaweed is a nutrient rich food high in iodine, iron, vitamin C (which aids iron absorption), antioxidants, soluble and insoluble fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B-12, dietary fiber, ω-3 fatty acids, essential amino acids, and vitamins A, B, and E. Other bioactive compounds include proteins (lectins, phycobiliproteins, peptides and amino acids), polyphenols, and poly sacccharides.
Fucoidan, is a type of carbohydrate that potential applications including immune modulation, cancer inhibition, and pathogen inhibition and gut microbiota modulator. Peptides in seaweeds are reputed to help in hypertension, diabetes, and oxidative stress. Other possible benefits include antiviral, anticancer, and anticoagulant properties as well as the ability to modulate gut health and risk factors for obesity. The best way to eat seaweed is to add small amounts to everyday foods.
About Julie Drucker
Julie Drucker, originally from NYC, has been a seaweed harvester since 2003 and the owner of Yemaya Seaweeds since 2010. She teaches annual seaweed foraging weekends at The Ohlone Herbal School and seaweed nutritional and culinary classes at Three Stone Hearth, both in Berkeley, CA. She is also an Accupresurist, Shamanic Practitioner and Performance Artist.
Second Presentation: “Middle Age Metabolic Syndrome” by Sherry Fong, D.C
What happens as we age that we accumulate belly fat, and have increased high blood pressure, high LDL, high A1c and high cholesterol and chronic fatigue, restless sleep and painful joints? These typically are called metabolic syndrome and result from increasing insulin resistance. Increasing insulin resistance results in inflammation, oxidative stress and is implicated in many chronic diseases including obesity and Alzheimer’s Disease. Insulin resistance can have many contributing causes including diet, stress, poor sleep, EMF and toxins.
About Dr. Sherry Fong, D.C
Dr. Fong graduated from Life West Chiropractic College and did Post Graduate studies in the Chiropractic Neurology Diploma program.
Sherry A. Fong, D.C. has over 25 years of practice as a Chiropractic Physician specializing in men and women’s health, pain management and rehabilitation, natural aesthetics, weight loss, and nutrition at her clinic in San Francisco.Her focus includes management of chronic complex pain and disc herniation with hyperbaric oxygen chamber, spinal decompression, shockwave, Lite Force laser, full body photobiomodulation light therapy, LED infrared light wraps, medical cupping and myofascial release. She also offers natural anti-aging, hormone balancing detox programs, fat loss programs and functional medicine.
She became interested in nutrition and natural healing modalities in 1994 when her grandmother was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer.
Dr. Fong, searched earnestly to find a cure for her with natural medicine. Resources were limited then without the Internet. Her grandmother did recover from cancer and lived until 100 yrs. old.
Since then she has dedicated her practice to assisting people in the prevention of diseases, weight loss, and
achieving their own personal level of optimal health.
Innovative Body Concepts was created by Dr. Fong to provide men and women a safe, comfortable, caring place to transform their health with support, education, and fitness so they can experience their own elevated level of health, vibrancy and energy.
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NOTE: Meeting starts promptly at 7pm. Main speaker presentation begins at 7:20 p.m.