January 2018’s general meeting speaker was Michael Mantz, MD. He presented the latest science on what goes into creating a strong brain, mind and nervous system. He talked about how recent scientific evidence demonstrates that what we eat, how we sleep, who we connect with, how we feel, and how we move our bodies determines our mental well-being. He discussed some of the exciting discoveries about how our brains are much more fluid and adaptable than we ever imagined. Neuroplasticity, or how the brain literally changes its own structure by creating new connections and new neurons, gives new hope on how much positive change is possible when we optimize our environment.
On April 10 Dr. Mantz will present Part 2 of his talk. He will discuss
– key strategies on how to work with negative thoughts and difficult emotions;
– the importance of social connections and its effects on brain health;
– two powerful brain-building recipes that provide tools to empower you to be able to build a stronger brain and sharper mind.
Dr. Mantz is an integrative psychiatrist who practices in the Bay Area. He received his medical training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduated from UC Irvine’s Psychiatric Residency Program and is a board-certified psychiatrist.