Scripps Natural Supplements School to Offer Consumer Guidance Jan. 29

Keynote by David Perlmutter, M.D., author of best-seller 'Grain Brain'

Consumers can learn the latest practical insights about the safety and effectiveness of vitamins, herbs and minerals at the Natural Supplements School, presented by Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine on Jan. 29.

The interactive seminar will take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilton San Diego Resort on Mission Bay, located at 1775 E. Mission Bay Drive. The event is open to the public, with a registration fee of $99. For more information or to register to attend, call Scripps Conference Services at 858-652-5400 or visit www.scripps.org/naturalsupplements.

Filling the information gap

“When it comes to vitamins, herbs and other supplements, clinicians and consumers need reliable and timely information,” said Robert Bonakdar, M.D., of Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine. “This program is a great place for people to do their homework and get answers.”

The Natural Supplements School will help attendees understand the basics of supplements, including how to interpret product labels and claims. It will also explore the use of supplements for pain, inflammation, fatigue and heart conditions. The program will conclude with a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Attendees will receive informational materials to take home.

Keynote by Dr. Perlmutter

As part of the Natural Supplements School, consumers may attend a special keynote address, featuring renowned neurologist David Perlmutter, M.D., author of the 2013 New York Times best-seller “Grain Brain,” which explains the damaging effects that wheat, sugar and carbohydrates have on the human brain. Dr. Perlmutter’s keynote and book-signing reception will run from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the same location as the Natural Supplements School, and admission to this event is included in the $99 registration fee. Consumers may attend just the keynote address for a registration fee of $35 per person.

The Scripps Natural Supplements School is a consumer-focused event that is part of a larger continuing medical education conference for health care professionals – the 11th annual Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update,” which runs from Jan. 29 to Feb. 1.

An integrated approach to health

Founded in 1999, the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine blends evidence-based complementary and alternative therapies with conventional Western medicine, in a “best of both worlds” approach to preventing and treating disease, healing and improving health. The center cares for people with chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stress, pain, weight management and other health issues.

Learn more about Scripps Health, a nonprofit integrated health system in San Diego, Calif.

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