The Stress, Science and Politics of Chronic Disease in America
Friday, November 8th, 2019
6:30 pm-9:45 pm
Includes a pre-show community gathering and company demos. PLUS After Party
James Dunn Theater @ the College of Marin in Kentfeld
At a TEDxSalon, the format is lecture style. We go deep into one specific TOPIC, with insights from leaders in their field. These salons promote thoughtful inquiry, broadened points of view, and time for a moderated Question and Answer segment between our featured speakers and the audience.
For our last gathering of 2019, TEDxMarin is proud to present a very special SALON featuring two powerhouse speakers on Stress and Chronic Disease in America: Elissa Epel, Ph.D. and Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL.
Our TOPIC is “Wellness 2.0. The Stress, Science, and Politics of Chronic Disease”. With all-star guests at the forefront of this important field of medicine, we’ll explore how our brains have been hacked thanks to everything from stress to sugar to cell phones to social media, the systems behind these outcomes, and despite them, how we can live longer healthier lives.
What’s making America a chronically sick nation? Is our biology struggling with modern inputs like drugs, processed foods, or technology? Is the cultural chasing of rewards and pleasure proving to be unhealthy? What incumbent systems perpetuate this cycle of illness? Must we disengage from these influences to follow a path to wellness?
There is Good News. In context with the influences of politics and big business that drive much of the conversation on healthcare, we’ll explore emerging science in nutrition and health practices, and the paradigm shifts needed to steer institutions to support true wellness. We’ll also chart ways to drastically improve our individual well-being, including how simple tactics like strengthening stress resilience can lead to exponentially improved health outcomes.
We hope you will attend this thoughtful TEDxSalon reset on Wellness 2.0.
This SALON includes a Pre-talk community reception connecting our 650+ attendees, including a small showcase of interesting companies and services.
Community gathering begins at 6:30 pm. Presentations begin at 8 pm and end by 9:45 pm. The After Party will take place at Marinitas on Sir Francis Blvd (San Anselmo) just 5 min from College.
To have a Demo/Info table at the pre-show gathering, Apply HERE.
The BODY, MIND AND STRESS RESILIENCE
Elissa Epel, Ph.D
Author and Professor at UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Stress and Wellness
How exactly does stress play out in the body? A deep dive into stress, how it effects the the mind and body and how it is making us sick. Plus a look at how the American diet is related to depression and anxiety.
THE SCIENCE AND POLITICS OF CHRONIC DISEASE
Robert H. Lustig, MD, MSL
Author, Neuroendocrinologist and Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
The Politics of Health in America
What is making America a sick nation? A deep look at the drugs, processed foods, and technology additions. Chasing rewards and pleasure may not prove rewarding. How it’s effecting our mental health.
Ethan Weiss, MD
Professor of Medicine at UCSF and a Principle Investigator in the Cardiovascular Research Institute
Dr. Ethan Weiss is a cardiologist whose special interests include preventive cardiology, the genetics of coronary disease, risk assessment for heart conditions and heart disease in the young.