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February 21, 2019 Meeting: “Women, Menopause, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What Is The Link?” by Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH

February 21, 2019 Meeting: “Women, Menopause, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What Is The Link?” by Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH

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Main Presentation: “Women, Menopause, Diabetes and Alzheimer’s: What Is The Link?” by Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH

Preclinical studies have shown that, during menopausal transition, the estrogen network uncouples from the brain bioenergetic system. The resulting hypometabolic state could serve as the substrate for neurological dysfunction. Indeed, translational brain imaging studies demonstrate that 40-60 year-old perimenopausal and postmenopausal women exhibit an Alzheimer’s disease phenotype characterized by decreased metabolic activity and increased brain beta amyloid deposition as compared to premenopausal women and to age-matched men. This presentation will discuss the menopausal transition as a window of opportunity for therapeutic interventions to compensate for the brain bioenergetic crisis and combat the subsequent increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease in women.


About Dr. Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH

Dr. Filomena Trindade, MD, MPH, ABAARM, ABFM, FMNM is a teacher, author, and international speaker in functional medicine. She is a graduate of the fellowship in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine and teaches in the Fellowship (a Master’s program through the Morsani School of Medicine, University of South Florida).

In addition, she is faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). After obtaining her BA degree in Biology she went on to finish a Master’s in Public Health in the area of environmental health and epidemiology before starting medical school. She graduated first in her class in family practice from the University of California Davis School of Medicine and did her residency training in family practice at the U.C. San Francisco/Santa Rosa Program. She has been in clinical practice for over 20 years. Before starting her own private practice in 2004 in functional medicine she was the medical director of a non-profit organization that catered to the underserved. Her work has been published in Townsend Letter, Guide to Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine, Saúde Actual, and the Border Health Journal among others. She is currently very active in developing teaching programs in Functional Medicine in the USA, Latin America and Europe. Keep up with her activities at


Short Presentation: “Applied Kinesiology And Non-Force Chiropractic” by Carol Shwery DC, CCN

Applied kinesiology is used not only to find functional diagnosis’s, but also helps to uncover the best treatment for your unique needs. The focus of AK is to treat the factors regulating health in order to restore balance to what is called The Triad of Health which consists of:
1) Structure: muscles, bones, ligaments, and nerves. Gentle non-force techniques are used to correct  your structural imbalances
2) Nutrition/biochemistry
3) Mental/emotional/spiritual

About Carol Shwery DC, CCN

With over 37 years practicing Functional & Lifestyle medicine and Chiropractic, Dr. Carol Shwery works with men, women and children who are struggling with their health. She helps to identify the root causes of their health challenges and provides treatment and tools to implement natural lifestyle and nutritional solutions that restore & transform health, and have the body & life without limits.





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NOTE: Meeting starts promptly at 7pm.  Main speaker presentation begins at 7:20 p.m.

Join us! $10 at the door, or join as a Member to the right and get a 50% reduced admission price.

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