May Events for the Mind and Body


If you’re interested in integrative medicine and the mind and body connection, there are two events in Dallas at the end of May that you won’t want to miss. Two world-renowned experts are coming to the Arts District to share their advice for health and well-being.

Often in our daily lives, we can get so caught up in our to-do lists, our commute, and our jobs that we aren’t mindful of how we are treating our bodies. I’m definitely guilty of eating on the go and not exercising as much as I should. So I am thinking of these two days of lectures as a chance to hit the reset button – an opportunity to learn from the best and then to go back and take a good long look at how I can improve.

Here are the details:

Tuesday, May 28, 7 pm

On Tuesday, May 28, Dr. Mark Hyman will be at the Dallas City Performance Hall for his 7 p.m. talk Creating Optimal Health: Your Journey Towards Well-Being Starts Here. The Integrative Medicine Program at Baylor University Medical Center has arranged for him to speak to the public at this FREE lecture.

Dr. Hyman can be seen on the Dr. Oz show, on the Katie Couric show, and others. His books are New York Times best sellers, and he has a new one out called “The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook.” His messages usually focus on eating “real food” – not processed food items – and seeing how dietary supplements can help you look and feel your best.

Dr. Carolyn Matthews, the medical director of Baylor’s Integrative Medicine Program, was instrumental in bringing Dr. Hyman’s lecture to the people of Dallas/Fort Worth. She says, “this free event is a great opportunity for insight from one of the leaders in functional medicine on how to use everyday lifestyle to cultivate best health. Dr Hyman is a dynamic and articulate speaker and I think the city of Dallas is in for a treat.”

Wednesday, May 29, 7:30 pm

The next day, Wednesday, May 29, Deepak Chopra will be at the Winspear Opera House. Dr. Chopra’s messages usually have to do with finding balance in your life and living in such a way that promotes prevention or healing from disease.

I can’t wait to attend these events. What a great start to the summertime – a refresher for us to be mindful of the food we put in our bodies, and the activities we spend our time on.

If you can’t make these events but you are interested in these topics, the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center’s patient education center is a great resource. They regularly host events, screenings, cooking classes, and more – most of them free to the public.  Visit in person or check out their website here.

Do you know of any other similar events going on in Dallas/Fort Worth this summer? Comment and let us know!

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Julie Smith
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Julie is the Director of Media Relations for Baylor Scott & White Health. A native of South Louisiana and an LSU graduate, she loves meeting Baylor patients and helping them to tell their stories.

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May Events for the Mind and Body