October 16, 2009
What Do Biomarkers and Nutrigenomics Have to Do with Lawyers?
The short answer is that it has to do with your overall physical well-being. The practice of Nutrigenomics focuses on genetic requirements for nutrition. And, biomarkers can be used as indicators of early stages of disease. Don’t worry, though…we’re bringing in an expert to give you the long answer.
As part of the Columbus Bar’s Fall Wellness Fair, Dr. Glen Aukerman will discuss simple nutritional changes that can help prevent disease. With research advancing our knowledge about the importance of nutrient balances in our foods, many of the foods of today do not meet our genetic requirements nutritionally and this deficiency can be attributed to common medical symptoms and diseases. Dr. Aukerman is the Medical Director for the Integrative Medicine Center at The Ohio State University. “The [integrative medicine] center provides traditional medical services and can help patients select the complementary practices best suited for their condition and personal philosophy,” Aukerman said. “Although many of the patients who seek out complementary practices are knowledgeable and know what they want, others may be confused about which practice is right for them. We work with patients to ensure that their integrative practices fit into their overall health plan. We also work with referring physicians who feel their patients may benefit from these practices.”
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), established in 1990 as one of the National Institutes of Health, conducted a 2008 government survey which estimated that close to 40 percent of all American adults were now using some form of complementary or alternative medicine.
Bring a (healthy) lunch for this free lunch-time presentation on Tuesday, October 27 from 12:00 – 1:00pm, and learn how improved nutrition can enhance your physical well-being. Space is limited, so make your reservation now (firstname.lastname@example.org or 221.4112).
This program is part of a three-day Wellness Fair sponsored by the Columbus Bar, Willis, and UnitedHealthcare. From October 27 – 29, Columbus Bar members will have access to free health screenings, speakers on various topics, and information from various local businesses offering biometric screenings, hearing screenings, foot gait analysis, and massages. Participants will also have an opportunity to enter a drawing for valuable prizes such as a Wii Fit bundle, iPod Nike +, a free vascular body scan, a bike, gift certificate for a one-hour massage, $25 gift card to Front Runner, and more.