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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nutrition 101 at the Fairfield Public Library

The Health Matters Series that the Fairfield Public Library is sponsoring will continue on at 7 p.m.  May 18. Dr. Veronica Waks, will begin her series of eight lectures. 
The topic for the first lecture is Nutrition 101.  The lecture will be held in the Memorial Room of the Main Library, 1080 Old Post Road.

This lecture explains food structure:  proteins, fats, carbohydrates, and basic food groups such as meats, fruits and vegetables.  The main focus is on food absorption and use by individual cells and its impact on our health.  It answers the question "to be or not to be vegetarian?"  This lecture is essential for understanding topics of future lectures such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer prevention, osteoporosis and allergies.

Waks is a licensed naturopathic physician, who graduated from the University of Bridgeport's College of Naturopathic Medicine. As a naturopathic physician, she combines a contemporary naturopathic approach to healing with the keen insights of a medical doctor. Prior to earning her doctorate in naturopathic medicine, she received her MD degree from the Vladivostok Medical University and practiced internal medicine and family medicine. Upon her arrival in the United States Dr. Waks passed her United States Medical License Exams and obtained a United States Foreign Medical Certificate. While practicing conventional medicine Dr. Waks became concerned about the negative side effects and interactive effects of many standard pharmaceutical treatments, and initiated personal study of natural and alternative treatments. Instead of pursuing a conventional medical career Dr. Waks attended naturopathic medical school and practices as a naturopath.  Dr. Waks is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

Each lecture will build upon the other; however, it is not necessary to attend all lectures to receive benefit.  All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are open to the public and free of charge.  Registration is necessary.  Please register by going online to  or call 203-256-3160 for more information.  Follow the activities of the Library on Twitter: and Facebook:

Editor's Note: All information in this post was contributed.


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