10th Lifestyle Medicine Summit Taipei

September 9 – 10, 2017

Event Details

Shangri-La’s Far Eastern Plaza Hotel, Taipei
201 Tun Hwa South Road, Section 2, Taipei, 10675, Taiwan
(886 2) 2378 8888

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To register for this event, please call (800) 692-9400 for U.S. or (800) 268-6200 for Canada.

The gut is the second brain of human beings, which is inseparable from our health. Poor life styles, unhealthy dietary habits and exposure to environmental toxins, will lead to ecological imbalance of intestinal fungus, resulting in systemic chronic inflammation, blood sugar abnormalities, abnormal accumulation of fat cells, and even affect the normal function of the central nervous system. This year we have invited the most outstanding surgeon and gastrointestinal physician, Dr. Robert G. Martindale and functional medical nutrition expert, Dr. Deanna Minich to share with us how to promote intestinal health, complete detoxification and alleviate chronic inflammation through functional assessment and nutritional therapy.

This seminar will focus on:
  • Obesity, the new global health crisis
  • Microbiome-gut-brain axis
  • The use of specialized pro-resolving mediators
  • Holistic approaches to metabolic detoxification
  • Personalized lifestyle medicine for the treatment for chronic diseases
  • The full spectrum of gut health solutions
Class Schedule:

Saturday, September 9, 2017

8:30–9:00 AM Registration
9:00–10:20 AM BRAIN FOOD: Can eating the correct food alter brain function? Fact or fantasy (Dr. Robert G. Martindale)
10:20–10:40 AM Tea Break
10:40 AM–12:00 PM START THE RESOLUTION: An in-depth look at specialized pro-resolving mediators (Dr. Robert G. Martindale)
12:00–1:30 PM Lunch
1:30–2:50 PM WHOLE DETOX: How to thrive in a toxic world through a holistic approach to metabolic detox—relevant science for modern medicine (Dr. Deanna Minich)
2:50–3:10 PM Tea Break
3:10–4:20 PM WHOLE DETOX: How to thrive in a toxic world through a holistic approach to metabolic detox—clinical applications and case studies (Dr. Deanna Minich)
4:20–5:20 PM Discussion/Q&A

Sunday, September 10, 2017

8:30–9:00 AM Registration
9:00–10:20 AM EXPLORING THE PREDISPOSITION TO CHRONIC DISEASE: Can nutrition attenuate, treat, or cure chronic diseases? (Dr. Robert G. Martindale)
10:20–10:40 AM Tea Break
10:40–11:45 AM OBESITY, THE NEW GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS (Dr. Robert G. Martindale)
11:45 AM–12:00 PM Discussion/Q&A
1:30–2:50 PM THE FULL SPECTURM OF GUT HEALTH SOLUTIONS: From nutrition to lifestyle—relevant science for modern medicine (Dr. Deanna Minich)
2:50–3:10 PM Tea Break
3:10–4:20 PM THE FULL SPECTURM OF GUT HEALTH SOLUTIONS: From nutrition to lifestyle—clinical applications and case studies (Dr. Deanna Minich)
4:20–5:20 PM Discussion/Q&A


Dr. Robert G. Martindale

Dr. Martindale received his MD from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed his surgical residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA, where he also served as director of Nutrition Support Service. He completed his PhD in Nutrition at UCLA in the laboratories of Drs. Morton Grossman, Tachi Yamada, and Seymour Levin at the Center for Ulcer Research and Education. Upon completing his army commitment at Eisenhower Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, in 1993, he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia, where he spent 10 years and held many distinguished positions.

In 2005, Dr. Martindale moved to Portland, Oregon, and began his tenure at Oregon Health & Science University, where he is currently a professor of surgery and the Chief of the Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery. He also serves as the medical director for Hospital Nutrition Services. His primary focus throughout his professional career has been on surgical education, gastrointestinal surgery, complex abdominal wall reconstruction, and caring for patients with complex nutritional issues. He has won numerous teaching awards and continues to mentor young physicians and investigators. He is the author of over 250 publications, including peer-reviewed manuscripts, review articles, chapters, several medical educational videos, as well as being the co-editor of a textbook dealing with surgical and critical care nutrition. His research interests include clinical academic surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction, surgical metabolism, and nutritional modulation of the immunity.

Dr. Martindale is on numerous professional committees at the local, national, and international level. He is on the editorial board for several surgical and nutritional journals, as well as an editorial reviewer for over 20 peer-reviewed journals. He routinely is invited to give lectures not only nationally, but internationally as well.

Dr. Deanna Minich

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally recognized lifestyle medicine expert, creative visionary and teacher, and author of five books. Her extensive background in nutrition, yoga, and personal growth led her to create a whole-self, colorful approach to health called Food & Spirit. She developed the Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner Program to provide health professionals with a practical way to apply the Food & Spirit framework with their patients and clients. She is author of Whole Detox, a book based on a whole-life, whole-systems, whole-foods approach to detoxification, as well as on her Detox Summit, the world’s largest online event with 30 leaders in the detox field.

Dr. Minich has a Ph.D. in Medical Sciences (Human Nutrition and Metabolism) and a M.S. in Human Nutrition and Metabolism. During her scientific study, she also studied ancient healing arts such as Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Currently, she is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. She spends her time teaching for her Whole Detox and Food & Spirit programs, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and the University of Western States. Her passion is teaching a whole-self approach to nourishment and bridging the gaps between science, spirituality, and art in medicine.