Monthly Seminar Schedule

Join us each month to learn more about these interesting topics!


January 17th 5:30pm

Come hear Dr. Andrew Nish MD , Integrative Medicine Physician and Medical Director John Stoddard Cancer Center. Dr Nish will be talking about natural ways to help prevent disease, focusing on Sugar.  Sugar is a simple substance yet in the amounts people are consuming it is toxic. Learn why sugar is toxic and how sugar interferes with our normal body functions contributing to the current epidemic of chronic, largely preventable diseases including obesity, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimers disease and cancer. Also learn how to identify foods containing added sugar and how to shop and eat to avoid all the sugar in our food system, leading to a healthier and more energetic life.

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FEBRuary 21St 5:30pm

Dr Sandy Seeman will talk about how many times we know what is wrong with our diet or with our lifestyle. Knowing what to eat is one thing, but creating a plan to follow though is another. Last month we learned about sugar and foods to avoid, as well as healthy foods to add to your diet. This month we will learn more about preparing healthy foods and creating a plan to implement a healthy diet. Contrary to popular belief, healthy food tastes great! Part of the process is learning to balance flavors, add some new items to your kitchen to develop those flavors, and learn a new way of cooking to retrain your palate to love healthy food! We will talk about building flavors in your cooking, a healthy gut bacteria population, and building defenses to falling back into the old way of eating.

March 7th 5:30pm

We now know that increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut) is at the root of inflammation, autoimmune disease, and cancer. Julia Buchkina, MD, MPH, IFMCP will explain the science behind leaky gut and how the functional medicine treatment approach to chronic disease can help address and treat its root causes.  

 Dr. Buchkina uses a comprehensive, patient-centered, and evidence-based approach to identify and address the root causes of chronic disease at Upstream Functional Medicine in Iowa City. Dr. Buchkina received her certification in Functional Medicine through the Institute for Functional Medicine in 2014. She is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. 

april 18th 5:30pm

Jon Schultz will talk about low cost secrets to keep active, maintain independence and live free from medication, invasive surgeries, or painful injections.

may 9th 5:30pm & 7:30pm

Brian Peskin on essential omega fats and how to use nutrition to maximize your health. 

July 18th 5:30pm

Steve Weiss, Pharmacist, will speak about nutrient depletion from medication and what to do about it. 

August 29th 5:30pm

Kimberly Paul author of the book “Death By Design” will speak about becoming the designer of our own destination. Healthy for Life is one of the stops on Kimberly's "Live Well Die Well" tour. Learn how to live life to the fullest while creating the blueprints that reflects our individual lives and values. Learn how to design, plan and embrace your own end of life. 

September 26th 5:30pm

Sheree Clark - Some say midlife is some of the BEST years of your life. Join me for “It’s YOUR Time: Turning the Midlife Crisis into Your Midlife awakening! 

October 24th 5:30pm

TJ Anderson - Author of The Art of Health Hacking will speak about Becoming a Health Hacker - 7 Simple Habits to 80/20 Your Approach to Optimal Health & Performance. 

Seminars will be held at Healthy for Life at 3350 100th St. in Urbandale