Wellbeing With an Open Heart – Join Us

The need to create a more holistic approach for wellbeing applies to all facets of health care, including issues of the heart. 
Dr. Stephen Devries is a preventive cardiologist with more than 20 years of clinical experience in university-based medical centers. He’s also the Executive Director at the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology, whose mission is to provide leadership in advocacy and education regarding the powerful role of nutrition and lifestyle changes for prevention of heart disease.

As a guest speaker for the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing’s Wellbeing Lecture Series,
Devries will share his philosophy on Integrative Cardiology, which he describes as the intelligent integration or combination of natural approaches to health, defined as nutrition and lifestyle combined with the best in conventional medicine.

In an interview with Dr. Robert Harrington on “Heart-Healthy Diets Deciphered,” Devries explained how currently cardiologists are acknowledged as experts in the treatment of cardiac disease AFTER it occurs. He shared that his future vision looks to where cardiologists are dually recognized for expertise in prevention, be it primary or secondary, as well as in treatment.

As a community sponsor for this Wellbeing Lecture Series, Lifesprk is excited to promote Dr. Devries’ lecture on April 14 because we appreciate his forward-thinking vision that recognizes health care professionals for their whole person approaches and proactive guidance that helps people live life more fully. We know life challenges occur, and when they do, we will help people. But like Dr. Devries, Lifesprk believes that it is essential to add an element of prevention to keep people from ending up on what Lifesprk calls the roller coaster of health care crises.

In addition to his role as Executive Director at the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology, Devries is currently Associate Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University. He’s a recognized thought-leader on ways in which we can educate consumers, health practitioners and policymakers to better promote heart health through nutrition and lifestyle changes and has been voted by his peers many years over as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Devries is author of “Integrative Cardiology,” published by Oxford University Press.

We invite you to join us for Dr. Devries lecture and discover his integrative approaches to heart health.

“Wellbeing with an Open Heart – Natural Approaches to Heart Health”
Featuring Cardiologist Stephen Devries, MD
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
3:00 p.m. Lecture followed by Q&A
Mayo Auditorium, Mayo Memorial Building

To purchase tickets or get additional information about these and future lectures, please visit Register at z.umn.edu/Devries or call 612-624-9459.

Heart Health On!