Archive for Category: "Health & Wellness"

Salads for the Senses: The Zen of Food Prep

Salads for the Senses: The Zen of Food Prep

The process of cooking or even preparing foods from scratch can be a therapeutic process for me. I will spend a whole afternoon making a meat sauce, preparing a soup to fill my freezer … I have music playing on my jam box or I listen to a talk show… I don’t rush; I enjoy the beauty of the vegetables I am slicing or the smell of the blood oranges that I am juicing.

Art of Aging Gracefully: Donald Abrams Live from Kanbar Hall

Art of Aging Gracefully: Donald Abrams Live from Kanbar Hall

Dr. Donald Abrams, Integrative Oncologist, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, was the final speaker of the day at the Art of Aging Gracefully as he had been in 2012. According to Dr. Andrew Weil, who co-authored a textbook on integrative oncology with Dr. Abrams, the best approach for treating older patients combines Western diagnostic […]

Art of Aging Gracefully: Anne Schafer Live from Kanbar Hall

Art of Aging Gracefully: Anne Schafer Live from Kanbar Hall

In the third talk of the day at the Art of Aging Gracefully, “Bone Health Basics,” Anne Schafer, M.D. Endocrinologist, UCSF School of Medicine, pointed out that a woman’s risk of breaking a hip due to osteoporosis is equal to her risk of breast, ovarian and uterine cancer combined. Further, a man age 50 or […]

Art of Aging Gracefully: Adil I. Daud Live from Kanbar Hall

Art of Aging Gracefully: Adil I. Daud Live from Kanbar Hall

The second speaker at the Sixth Annual Art of Aging Gracefully on April 25, 2013 was Adil I. Daud, MD who presented “Skin Sense: Taking an Active Role in Your Skin Health,” updated information indicating that while melanoma is very treatable and curable when detected early, late-stage melanoma has been more difficult to manage. In […]