Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, the Chief Medical Officer at Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona, will be offering a free talk on Thursday, February 27, 2014 on "Debunking Common Diet Myths."
Dr. Low Dog has been a champion of natural medicine for more than 30 years. She was a midwife, massage therapist and herbalist before receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is on the faculty of Andrew Weil's Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona. Dr. Low Dog has recently appeared on Dr. Oz and is the author of Healthy at Home.
In her Scottsdale talk at Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Dr. Low Dog will separate the science from the myth concerning dieting:
- Are low fat and very low fat diets good for you? Is cholesterol bad for you? How much fat should you have in your diet?
- What is all this talk about the Paleo diet? Is there any science behind it?
- What about low carb/no carb diets? Does the glycemic load matter? Where is the Atkins diet today?
- What about raw food diets? If cooking destroys vital plant enzymes, are you missing out on important health benefits?
- Vegetarian and vegan - can you get everything you need with these diets? Is eating meat really bad for you?
- Does eating late at night make you gain weight? Is fasting good for you? Is high fructose corn syrup worse than other sugars? Do food cravings mean you are deficient in a nutrient it provides?
The event will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m. You can enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine and smoothies in the spa atrium before Dr. Low Dog's talk, which begins at 6 p.m. There will also be several spa specials that evening. The program, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., is free and open to the public. Self-parking is $5; $8 for valet, but you can validate your ticket at the event for free parking.