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2016 Eisenhower Wellness Matters Speaker Series

Eisenhower Wellness Institute understands that wellness matters to all Coachella Valley residents which is why it is bringing back the Wellness Matters Speaker Series for a third consecutive year. Co-sponsored by Desert Health®, the Wellness Matters Speaker Series will feature experts on a range of topics related to wellness. The series strives to bring speakers to the valley that deliver health messages that encompass whole-person health.

“The traditional western medical community is embracing eastern and alternative medical treatments realizing that treating the whole person — body, mind and spirit — is the key to wellness,” states Jeralyn Brossfield, MD, Medical Director, Eisenhower Wellness Institute. “We are thrilled to bring three noted health experts from diverse and varied fields to our speaker series this year.”

Denise Minger, Author • Wed., Jan. 13
Death by Food Pyramid: How Shoddy Science, Sketchy Politics and Shady Special Interests Have Ruined Our Health

Eisenhower Wellness Institute’s first speaker is health writer and lecturer Denise Minger. Ms. Minger’s reputation for aggressively challenging today’s nutrition paradigm has made her a major player in the progressive health community. Her meticulously researched evaluations of the United States Department of Agriculture’s guidelines and critique of
T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study published on her blog,, have frustrated mainstream nutritionists and other health figures promoting flawed dietary dogma. A summa cum laude graduate from Northern Arizona University, her motto is “I don’t want to feel good, I want to feel awesome!” As a result of her own research in seeking relief from food allergies and firsthand discovery of various diets and nutritional regiments, Ms. Minger published Death by Food Pyramid in January 2014 unveiling the shocking consequence of following the federally recommended guidelines for nutrition.

Tara Dall, MD • Wed., February 3
Game-Changing Tests for Early Detection of Heart Disease and Diabetes

Dr. Dall is a board certified lipidologist with roots in family medicine and training at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is founder of the Early Detection Center for Heart Disease and Diabetes. She has spent nearly 20 years using advanced biomarker testing in the clinical care of her patients. She has a special interest in the role of insulin resistance in cardiovascular disease, women’s heart disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome and childhood obesity. Dr. Dall was one of the first to suggest that we would best benefit by doing away with traditional cholesterol testing and instead checking cholesterol particles — a perspective that is now supported by accepted research.

Tom O’Bryan, DC • Wed., March 9
Gluten and Your Gut – What’s The Big Deal?

Finishing up the 2016 Wellness Matters Speaker series is Tom O’Bryan, DC, an internationally recognized speaker and founder of He specializes in complications of non-celiac gluten sensitivity, celiac disease and autoimmune disease as they occur inside and outside of the intestines and how they connect to diseases and disorders. Dr. O’Bryan recently hosted the paradigm-shifting ‘The Gluten Summit — A Grain of Truth,’ bringing together 29 of the world’s experts on celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity at

The lectures will be held in the Helene Galen Auditorium located at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower in Rancho Mirage. Tickets for the entire series are $125; individual lecture tickets are $45, $65 at the door.

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