A Healthy Digestive System - Upcoming Seminar

A FREE workshop for people with digestive and gastrointestinal problems such as upset stomach and inflammatory bowel disease

La Jolla, Calif. – According to the American College of Gastroenterology, more than 95 million Americans experience some kind of digestive problem and 10 million people are hospitalized each year for care of gastrointestinal (GI) problems.


Join Dr. David Leopold, integrative medicine physician, on Tuesday, May 25 at 7 p.m. for a free lecture about how you can improve your gut health with simple food and lifestyle changes.


“This seminar is for anyone who is experiencing digestive and gastrointestinal problems and wants to learn more about scientifically based healing options such as acupuncture, biofeedback, hypnosis, nutrition and natural supplements,” says Dr. Leopold. “Many of my GI patients are sensitive to gluten, specific foods or food additives and don’t even know it,” he says. “If you have GI problems there are certain foods you should never eat, and specific nutrients that you need to heal your gut.”


During this 75-minute presentation, participants will learn about the effectiveness of dietary supplements and prescription medications and how some digestive and gastrointestinal problems can be prevented or reduced in severity and duration through self care and self management.


Dr. David Leopold is board-certified in family medicine and is a diplomate of the

American Academy of Family Medicine, the American Board of Holistic Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management.


Cost: Free. To register, call 1-800-SCRIPPS 800-727-4777).

About Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine

Part of Scripps Health, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine offers conventional and scientifically validated complementary medicine. Through clinical research, education, prevention and lifestyle changes, the center seeks to empower its patients to take charge of their health.

About Scripps Health

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2.2 billion, private not-for-profit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats 2.1 million patients annually through the dedication of 2,500 affiliated physicians and 13,000 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and ambulatory care network of physician offices and 19 outpatient centers and clinics.


Scripps is recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, and is at the forefront of clinical research and graduate medical education.


Contact: Anna-Maja Dahlgren
Phone: 858-678-7170
E-mail: Dahlgren.anna-maja@scrippshealth.org