Past Events (2021)

May, 2021

Bon Secours

Persistent Symptoms in Lyme Disease: Connecting the Dots

Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7:00- 9:00 PM

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Please join us for our 5th annual update and keynote talk presented by John Aucott, MD addressing the potential mechanisms of persistent symptoms in Lyme disease. Dr. Aucott received his undergraduate degree in molecular biology from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at University Hospitals of Cleveland and is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine with board certification in Infectious Diseases.

Dr. Aucott is the Director of the Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has been a clinical researcher involved in care of patients and research in Lyme disease since joining the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1996. The Johns Hopkins Lyme Disease Research Center was established in 2015 under the direction of John Aucott, MD. The Center’s mission is to understand and urgently address the varied manifestations of Lyme disease and translate pioneering multidisciplinary research into improved patient care, education, and health outcomes.

Please join us for this valuable opportunity to learn from a renowned expert in the field about the latest in Lyme disease and tick-borne illness. Dr. Aucott’s leading edge research program gives us hope for a brighter future. We encourage you to invite family, friends and colleagues to this livestream event. Helping expand knowledge in others is a great way to have an impact during Lyme disease awareness month.

March, 2021

Bon Secours

Nourishing Nutrition for Optimal Health and Healing

Thursday, March 11, 2021, 7:00- 8:30 PM

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This month we welcome Mrs. Meghan Sims presenting on the topic of Nourishing Nutrition for Optimal Health and Healing. The presentation will focus on the vital role that nutrition plays in strengthening the immune system, aiding in detoxification, decreasing inflammation, and healing the gut. The presentation will explore ways to incorporate power foods and lifestyle habits as a part of your nutritional intake and routines which can be so central to the underlying strength and resilience of your health. Meghan is a Registered Dietitian with a private practice in Superior, CO. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Maryland, College Park where she also completed her Dietetic Internship. Meghan believes eating whole foods and practicing intuitive eating will pave the path towards greater overall wellness. Some of her specialties include: digestive wellness, food allergies and intolerance, anti-inflammatory nutrition, healthy cooking and meal planning, and weight management. After the keynote presentation, there will be time to respond to participant specific questions and comments for discussion. Mrs. Sims is passionate on educating others and really enjoys speaking about gut health by breaking down the science of nutrition in explaining what happens in our bodies in coping with illness, antibiotics, food sensitivities, and varying levels of stress.

January, 2021

Bon Secours

Integrative Breathing

Monday, January 11, 2020, 7:00- 8:30 PM

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Join us for a dynamic co-presentation on the benefits of breathwork! Jessica will present an introduction to integrative breathwork’s origins, benefits and techniques. Mary will speak about how breathwork has impacted her life. Both Jessica and Mary will speak about their experiences of having Lyme disease and how integrative breathwork has aided in the healing process.

Over the past forty years there has been a surge in the blending of ancient breathing techniques for health and awareness with contemporary therapeutic practices and processes for healing, personal growth and developing expanded consciousness. Integrative Breathing has emerged as a unique potent modality for cultivating optimal physical, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual growth and well-being. Benefits of an Integrative Breathwork session include stress relief, support for optimal wellness, awareness and integration of presence, wisdom, love in body, mind and heart.