Featuring:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Bland
  • Dr. Helen Messier
  • Dr. Emeran Mayer

This year, our theme at the Evolution of Medicine is the Reinvention of Medicine. In the early part of the year, we looked at how a lifestyle-first systems approach was critical to unwinding chronic diseases. We’ll be doing a three-part series this summer called the Reinvention of Mental Health, which will focus on an area that is ready for disruption and where the strategies used in the field of functional medicine are critical.

To kick off this series, we have none other than the godfather of functional medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Bland, who will be joining us live on the Forum to share his thoughts on how this lifestyle-focused approach can be applied to mental health and the recent literature showing the success of these kinds of approaches.

Also joining us is Dr. Helen Messier, who holds an MD and PhD and is one of the leaders at the cross-section of genomics and functional medicine. She’ll be sharing new information on the implications of the microbiome on mental health.

Lastly, we will be joined by Dr. Emeran Mayer, MD, a gastroenterologist, lecturer, author, editor, neuroscientist and professor at UCLA. He is a leading light in his field, and he will be sharing some insights from his new book, The Mind-Gut Connection.

This month’s Forum represents part one of our Reinvention of Mental Health, and in August and September, we will be continuing this theme with Forum topics focused on addiction and depression. Dr. Bland and I look forward to seeing you live on July 12th!

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