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Wellness seminar for women coming to J

Kathleen Mueller, M.D., (left) and Gloria “Gigi” Dunn, M.D. (Courtesy Tucson Jewish Community Center)

The Tucson Jewish Community Center will host Simply Well for Women, a two-day seminar with Drs. Kathleen N. Mueller and Gloria “Gigi” Dunn, on Oct. 8 and 9, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Two of only 1,000 physicians in the world to have completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship through Dr. Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Mueller and Dunn developed Simply Well out of their experiences trying to balance the competing demands of their personal and professional lives.

“We searched for guidance based in science but grounded in simple wisdom about how to live each part of our 24-hour day in a healthier, more satisfying way,” they write.

The Simply Well seminar will cover nutrition, exploring the science of food as medicine; movement, delving into how, why and how much we should move;  the impact of stress and simple techniques to reverse it; the best choices in supplements; non-medical approaches to improved sleep; environmental health, examining consumer choice and how external environment impacts individual health; how interaction with the natural world connects us with our own “nature”; and why change matters, uncovering the importance of our epigenetic potential (epigenetics, very simply, is the study of biological mechanisms that turn genes on or off).

The two doctors bring decades of medical experience to their program, which aims to give women the tools to make the right choices for a healthier, more joyful and fulfilling life.  Mueller is medical director of the department of integrative medicine at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. Before working full time with Simply Well, Dunn served as the co-president of a large anesthesiology practice; she is currently developing an educational center for women on her property in Louisiana.

The seminar tuition of $500 covers participation for two as part of the Hearts and Hands movement, allowing each purchaser to share the experience with a young woman of her choice – a daughter, granddaughter, niece, friend or neighbor.

For more information and to register, visit simplywellproductions.com or call the Tucson J at 299-3000.