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Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 - FREE Local Natural Health Lectures
Presented by: James Occhiogrosso, N.D.
Natural Health Consultant, Master Herbalist

Natural Health and Disease Prevention,
Hormone Balancing, Osteoporosis and Cancer

Herbs and Natural Techniques for Anti-Aging,
Overall Good Health and Disease Prevention

Lectures times vary. See individual lecture details

This season, I am presenting a series of lectures about the use of natural techniques to deal with hormone imbalances, and help prevent chronic conditions such as, osteoporosis and cancer. 

Venue #1 -- Ada's Natural Food Market located at the corner of US-41 and College parkway in Fort Myers. Bring your appetite, ADA's has some tasty natural foods available and a free "goodie" bag will be provided for all. Pre-registration is required. Call 239-939-9600 to register. All lectures start at 6:30 p.m. and run for about one hour.

Each lecture will consist of about a 45 minute to one hour talk, followed by an open question and answer period. Bring your questions and concerns and I'll try to answer them all. 

Session outlines for the first three lectures in the series are below. I will publish additional outlines as time permits.  You need not attend each session, (although I would love to see you there) just pick the ones that interest you. Come and meet me and your other health minded neighbors. 

Thursday, Oct. 26 -  Hormones are the Body's Chemical Messengers

A discussion of the effects that aging, prescription drugs, and chronic health problems have on hormone levels and subsequent overall health and well-being. Hormones provide critical chemical messages to every organ in the body.  Many health issues are related to problems caused by hormonal imbalances, such as; loss of libido, erectile dysfunction, and various sexual problems, breast and prostate growth in men, hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness in women, as well as low energy, muscle deterioration and relationship problems in both men and women that are caused by hormonal imbalances.

In this session, you will learn what herbs and nutrients can help balance hormone levels and ways to use bio-identical hormones to balance and improve sexual and overall health. You will also learn how you can get your hormone levels discretely tested in the privacy of your home.  

Wednesday, Nov 15 - Understanding and Preventing Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition caused by an imbalance in the body's bone-building mechanism that results in thinning of the bones. It is a major worry for both men and women. As a women enters or passes through menopause certain female hormones such as estrogen and progesterone and others, tend to decline. These hormones help maintain bone and muscle strength. Aging men are also at risk due to the decline of testosterone and other important hormones. This is especially of concern for men being treated for Prostate Cancer with androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). Such treatment typically consists of drugs that either lower or block testosterone made by the body tending to accelerate the onset of osteoporosis. Another prominent cause of bone deterioration in both sexes are many prescription medications, especially steroids like prednisone as well as long-term nutrient deficiencies.

In this session we will discuss the myriad causes of osteoporosis, the value of supplements, bone scanning and hormone replacement therapies, and natural ways to prevent bone loss and improve bone health with aging. 

Wednesday, Dec 13 - Cancer - What Causes it and How to Avoid it.

Cancer is a disease that strikes fear into everyone. But, while the media and pharmaceutical companies continue to stoke this fear, much of it is unreasonable. A diagnosis of cancer is not a death sentence.  Not all cancer is life threatening or even debilitating. Two of the most feared (and also most common) cancers are prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women and both can be successfully treated and need not be debilitating.

In this session we will discuss testing, treatments and probability of serious verses non-serious outcomes for various cancers as well as  nutritional and lifestyle techniques that can help prevent cancer from developing or limit its ability to spread.

A very important part of this session is dealing with a diagnosis of cancer, especially prostate and breast cancer -- what to do, what not to do, and where to get additional information.

Venue #2 -- Four Freedoms Park, 4818 Tarpon Court, Cape Coral, FL, 33904. This lecture will run from 2 to 4 p.m. with a continuous open question and answer period throughout the lecture.  Pre-registration is required. Call 239-574-0804 to register.  Please note: This event has been cancelled.

Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017 - 2 to 4 pm - Introduction to Natural Health

An introductory discussion of what natural health is all about. This session focuses on the difference between natural and conventional approaches to many common health problems. It emphasizes the natural approach of heading off chronic illnesses before they occur rather than treating them afterware. The session covers the basic minimum of vitamins and minerals needed to maintain health, other food supplements, herbal preparations, and watching out for myths, phony cures and hoaxes.

Additional sessions are planned but not yet scheduled. Bookmark this page and check back frequently.