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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Going Beyond Diets: Listening to Your Symptom

Mar 11, 2011 12:55PM

Naturopathic Physician Dr. Paul Epstein

There is a better approach than pointless, repetitive, and compulsive dieting, says Naturopathic Physician Dr. Paul Epstein. A healing process consisting of listening to the symptom of excess weight while looking deeper, to the underlying issues is needed, he says, and has created Beyond Diets, a three-session program offered on October 1, 15, and November 12. Dr. Epstein quotes Einstein, who said, “You cannot solve a problem with the same consciousness that created it.” One of the big problems in America is obesity, with studies showing that dieting promotes a 90%+ recidivism rate, with yoyo dieting the result. Even Oprah sounded frustrated on the cover of her magazine: “I fell off the wagon. How could I let this happen again?” The question Dr. Epstein asks is: Do any of those weight loss programs seek to fully engage the person’s consciousness?” Laura Dorr, owner of Dorr Way To Health, explains: “The answer will vary with each individual. Beyond Diets is an opportunity to seek and find the root causes contributing to the weight, to look within ourselves, to engage our consciousness, to understand the mind-body connection and how biography can become biology.”

The program takes place at Mind-Body Integrative Medicine, 42 Richmondville Avenue, Westport, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $99. The evenings begin with a healthy light dinner. Call 203.226.3923 or visit DrPaulEpstein.com. Email [email protected]