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Free Seminars on Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Continue

ue to an enthusiastic public response, Johnson Compounding and Well- ness Center, in Waltham, is extending its free seminar series on Integrative Medicine for Mental Health. Sessions will take place at Johnson Compounding and Wellness from 9 a.m. to noon on two Saturdays, May 5 and June 16. Dr. James Greenblatt, medical director of Compre- hensive Psychiatric Resources, Inc., in Waltham, will present. The May 5 session will address obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders; the June 16 session will focus on depression and mood disor- ders. The seminars cover evidence-based research on nutritional therapies used to treat mental illness and nutritional factors that can be assessed through laboratory testing. “ADHD, anxiety, anorexia, depression, autism and other mental health disorders often have dietary or biological causes that can be treated effectively once the underlying issues are known,” says Greenblatt. “Such factors as intestinal pathogens, inadequate protein consumption, food allergies and nutritional defi- ciencies, environmental toxins, gastrointestinal disorders and enzyme deficiencies can all contribute to improper brain chemistry.”

The free seminars are open to the public. CEUs are offered to social workers, psychologists and licensed mental health counselors for a $25 fee per seminar. Space is limited; pre-registration is recommended at ComprehensivePsychiatric

Johnson Compounding and Wellness Center is located at 577 Main St., Waltham. For more information, visit For more information about the seminars, call 781-647-0066. See ad on page 3, and Resource Guide on page 45.


Revitalizing Workshop for Busy Women

atrina Piehler, owner of Living from Center Wellness Coaching and Massage Therapy, in West Somerville, will present a two-part workshop designed to help busy women rejuvenate, find their center and re-establish healthy, balanced lives. Revitalize Your Life! Workshop for Women will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 15, in West Somerville, followed by a second meeting on May 22 via teleconference. Piehler, a licensed and nationally certified massage


Free Nutrition Talk: Veg 101

iana Cullum-Dugan, RD, LDN, RYT, of Namaste Nutrition, will present a free talk, Veg 101, from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 23 at the Center for Integrative Healing, in Watertown. In discussing vegetarianism and plant-based diets, Cullum-Dugan will touch on such topics as vitamin and mineral needs, appropriate food choices and the ideal sources and proportions of dietary protein, fat and carbohydrates. “I’ll also answer questions like ‘What the heck is a wheat berry, and what’s quinoa?’” she says. “And I’ll talk about the benefits of nuts, smoothies and juicing.”

Katrina Piehler

therapist and wellness coach, says the workshop is for busy women who are feeling off track in some area of their health and wellness. “It’s an opportunity to pause and find clarity, focus and motivation to make healthy changes,” she says. “It’s also a great way to experience support and accountability by walking with others along the journey.”

Early registration is recommended, as space is limited. The cost is $20 and the location for the first meeting will be given to registrants.

For more information, call 617-833-3035 or visit See Resource Guide listing on page 47.

Cullum-Dugan says research has proven that vegetarians are healthier than omnivores, with fewer incidents of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, cancer and obesity. “Even if you don’t aspire to be 100-percent vegetarian, moving toward a plant-based approach can bring you closer to your most optimal level of health,” she says. “Today there are many options that make it easy and tasty to follow plant-based diets.”

Participants are encouraged to arrive early to hold a seat. There is ample free parking behind the Center.

The Center for Intregrative Healing is located at 23 Main St., Watertown. For more information, call 617-393-2200 or visit

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