- October 26, 2018
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
We know that the mind can influence the body, but what influences the mind? In this conversation, clinical neuropsychologist Mario Martinez explains how our cultural beliefs are more powerful than our genes in influencing health and wellbeing.
Join Integrative Health Studies Professor Natalie Metz for a conversation with Mario about how his research challenges us to embrace a new paradigm of health and wellness by shifting our consciousness to learn longevity and health.
Mario Martinez is a US clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity. He proposes, based on mindbody research evidence, that longevity is learned and the causes of health are inherited. He has studied healthy centenarians (100 years or older) worldwide and found that only 20-25% can be attributed to genetics—the rest is related to how they live, and the cultural beliefs they share. Dr. Martinez is the author of the bestselling book The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success that teaches his theory and practice of biocognitive science to the general public. In addition to longevity, he teaches in his latest bestseller, The MindBody Self: How Longevity is Learned and the Causes of Health Are Inherited, why our immune system is not just a protector. Instead, it responds to the cultural premises we learn to perceive the world.
Natalie Metz is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Herbalist, and Core Faculty member in the Integrative Health Studies department at CIIS. She is a graduate of the Certificate for Psychedelic Therapy and Research program, and looks forward to the rescheduling of psychedelic medicines such that more people in need can have access to these healing tools. She has a private practice in Oakland where she focuses on digestive and hormonal wellness with the support of plant medicine, homeopathy, and diet and lifestyle interventions. She is a lifelong student of dance, a lover of art, travel, all things purple, and enjoys sharing her passion for life with the world. Click here for more about Dr. Metz.