Note from Native Sun Owner, Aaron Gottlieb . . .
I was introduced to Dr. Frank Lord through my father and the crisis he was having with his own heart care. My Father was going into surgery and within 15 minutes the doctor came out into the waiting room and informed my family that my father’s life depended on him changing his diet. He mentioned Dean Ornish and his research and said this was a difficult program to stick to, but provided the only change to “reverse” heart disease.
I was familiar with the diet and had carried the Ornish line of foods in the 1990s. My father and mother read the books and decided to see if there was a clinic that helped teach the lifestyle. From that they found Wellspring Clinic in Oregon. My parents’ life was changed from what they learned at the clinic. Lifestyle changes in relaxation and diet had brought me a new father.
My father has seen many benefits from his changes such as no chest pain and new blood vessels being formed that help “bypass” blood to get to the heart. Dr. Lord was the physician in charge and had become friendly with my parents. He was coming to Jacksonville to meet with them and personal friends to discuss how lifestyle changes such as diet can help prevent heart disease and problems. I informed my father that I wanted to speak with Dr. Lord to see if he matched Native Sun’s philosophies. He was such a pleasure to speak to and his knowledge about this lifestyle was so impressive that I was excited and honored if he would speak at Native Sun. After hearing our standards and processes he also felt the same.
Based on what I have witnessed with my father and family and the conversation I had with Dr. Lord, I couldn’t be more excited to have him added on to our lecture series.
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America. The CDC estimated that in 2009, heart disease cost the United States $304.6 billion in health care services, medications, and lost productivity. Join us for a FREE Seminar on Reversing Heart Disease with Dr. Frank Lord on Tuesday, February 9 at 8pm at our Baymeadows store.
Dr. Lord is Medical Director for the Silverton Hospital Network and Director of Wellspring Heart, a revolutionary program that enlists nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and group support to reverse heart disease. The program is based on the published research studies of Dean Ornish, MD, who was able to show reversal of coronary atherosclerosis in patients after just one year of treatment without costly, invasive procedures.
Dr. Lord joined Silverton in 1974 and worked in Family medicine for 18 years. In 1992 he took on the directorship of the Emergency Department at Silverton and worked there as an ER physician until January of 2008. He owns and operates a wholesale nursery with his son and is interested in sculpting and running. He lives outside Silverton with his wife, Shari and enjoys his four children and eight grandchildren.
Sarah Fronza, MS, RD, Dietician for Wellspring, will be at Native Sun as well. Sarah is a registered dietitian with more than 10 years experience. She graduated from Purdue University with B.S. in Dietetics and a M.S. in Human Nutrition, with an emphasis in instructional design. She has developed numerous nutrition education curricula, including the award winning food safety program, Safe Food & You and Diabetes Action!, a guide for children with type 1 diabetes and their families. Sarah is extremely passionate about experiential nutrition education and is delighted to work with individuals and families to reduce chronic disease and improve overall health.
In this lecture, attendees will . . .
• Learn how your heart can be older (or younger) than your actual age
• Discover what functional age means – How old are you really?
• Learn about new CT technology that allows you to see inside your own arteries
• Discover how to reverse existing heart disease without surgery or medication
Seating is limited and reservations are required by calling 904-260-2791.