- Jan. 30, 2014
-- The DC Bar is hosting the first ever Healthy Lawyers Lifestyle Medicine Lunch & Learn Seminar at the DC Bar Conference Center on February 5, 2014 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. Healthy Lawyers was formed to provide lifestyle solutions to lawyers that work long hours under immense pressure and suffer at high rates of depression, sleep deprivation, heart disease, cancer, alcohol and substance abuse and suicide. Depression is also known as the Silent Killer affecting one in 10 adults in the U.S., and as stated in an article on lawyer depression (http://www.psychologytoday.com/
lawyer) at Psychology Today’s website , “according to an often cited Johns Hopkins University study of more than 100 occupations, researchers found that lawyers lead the nation with the highest incidence of depression”, (Latham, 2011). Equally disturbing is the issue of lawyer suicide (http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/19/us/lawyer-suicides/index.ht...
) in which an article at CNN asks “Why are lawyers killing themselves?,”(
Flores & Arce, 2014).
The seminar will cover a variety of diseases lawyers suffer from and lifestyle interventions including how to overcome depression, how to reverse diabetes, how to improve memory while reducing risks of Alzheimer's, how to lose weight in your sleep, and how to lower cholesterol and reduce heart disease risks. Attendees will enjoy a delicious brain-healthy meal while listing to presentations from Dr. Neal Barnard, founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), and Author of "Reversing Diabetes", Aurelia Flores Roch, Esq., Assistant General Counsel - IP, Leidos, Inc., and Raquel Tamez, Esq., Principal - Litigation/e-
This luncheon program is sponsored by the Sections Office, in co-sponsorship with the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, Antitrust and Consumer Law Section, Arts, Entertainment, Media and Sports Law Section Corporation, Finance and Securities Law Section, Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section, Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section, District of Columbia Affairs Section, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section, Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section, Family Law Section, Government Contracts and Litigation Section, Health Law Section, Intellectual Property Law Section, International Law Section, Labor and Employment Law Section, Law Practice Management Section, Litigation Section, Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section, Taxation Section, and the Tort Law Section.About Healthy Lawyers
Healthy Lawyers (http://www.healthylawyers.org/
) was founded by Jo Ana Saint-George, Esq., health crises survivor, as an online healthy lifestyle resource and private social network to assist legal professionals (including paralegals and legal administrators)
with stress management, work-life- balance, the reduction of law practice related health risks through a whole person lifestyle and plant based dietary system called "The 10 Laws of Health" Program. From her personal battle with a brain disease and practicing law for 17 years with SLE Lupus relying only on natural remedies and food as her medicine, she is an expert on how obeying the 10 Laws of Health saved her life and has kept her on the road of wellness. For more information visit us online at http://www.healthylawyers.org