ARCS Lunch and Learn: Panel discussion on "What is Functional Medicine?"

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ARCS Lunch and Learn: Panel discussion on "What is Functional Medicine?" Join us on September 19 for a panel discussion to introduce the field of Functional Medicine and explore personalized treatment approaches that can help you regain and maintain optimal wellness. Lunch features selections based on the nutritional recommendations of Functional Medicine.

Join us at UEL on September 19 for a panel discussion of the exciting field of Functional Medicine and learn about personalized treatment approaches that can help regain and maintain optimal wellness. Register now....

What is Functional Medicine?

Functional Medicine is a personalized, patient-centered approach to health care that evaluates genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors which can influence long-term health and contribute to complex, chronic disease. These techniques can help manage conditions such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. Functional medicine practitioners focus on nutritional balance and lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal health and vitality. (Adapted from The Institute for Functional Medicine

Pictures of panelists - moderator Melissa Kizilos MD and panelists Carolyn Bowles MD, Julie Tebben, CNP and Andrea Harrill MPH, RD, LD


Melissa Kizilos, MD is an internal medicine physician and certified patient experience professional. She has directed the development and implementation of disease management and wellness promotion programs. She has also created content for clinical documentation software. She is a board member of the Minnesota chapter of the ARCS Foundation.


Carolyn Bowles, MD, Origins Health and Wellness, LLC, practices integrative and functional medicine, as well as Frequency Specific Microcurrent, with a focus on autoimmune illnesses, mild cognitive impairment, and early Alzheimer's disease. More recently, she has been interested in genetics and epigenetic influences on genes. She uses this cumulative knowledge to encourage patients to develop an anti-inflammatory lifestyle for chronic disease prevention.

Julie Tebben, CNP, Minnesota Natural Medicine, is a Certified Nurse Practitioner with a focus on women's functional health, using a patient-centered approach to health, aging, and disease management. She has been practicing functional medicine for 10 years and became a certified functional medicine practitioner with the Institute of Functional Medicine in 2016. Some areas of focus include hormone imbalances, gut dysfunction, chronic fatigue, autoimmune dysfunction, and cancer risk reduction, as well as nutritional and lifestyle counseling.

Andrea Harrill, MPH, RD, LD,, is the owner of Dietitian Andrea, a nutrition & lifestyle coaching company where she works with empowered women struggling with limiting health, well-being, and body image issues. Her integrative approach tackles the root cause of issues by addressing nutrition, physical activity, sleep health, stress management, and purpose. She works together with her clients to make feel-good, whole-person changes based on their bodies, personality, and science that result in sustainable weight and disease management... ultimately allowing for a life truly played big. 

Date: Tuesday, September 19th, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm. Lunch served at 11:45, talk begins at noon.

Location: University Enterprise Labs, 1000 Westgate Drive, St. Paul, MN 55114. Enter UEL West entrance and proceed to Minnesota Lions Eye Bank conference room on the second floor.

Cost: $20, includes lunch, which will feature selections based on the nutritional recommendations of Functional Medicine.

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In addition to lunch and panel discussion, there will be time for questions and answers from our panelists, as well as the opportunity to network and mingle with ARCS members and other event attendees. This event is hosted by UEL and the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank. The ARCS Foundation thanks both organizations for their generosity.

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September 19th, 2017 11:45 AM   through   1:00 PM
1000 Westgate Drive
St Paul, 55114
United States

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Phone: 763-245-3902
Lunch and panel discussion $ 20.00
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