Saint Louis University

Achieving Optimal Wellness with Holistic Approaches

2014 Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week

Thursday, April 3
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Learning Resources Center, Pitlyk Auditorium A

Sponsored By: Global Health Learning Community

Speaker: Dr. Samina Ahmad, M.D., Co-Founder, The Salman & Samina Global Wellness Initiative (SSGWI)

Dr. Samina Ahmad, M.D., will discuss how to build a lifestyle of maximum health and vitality by cultivating principles of energy healing, mindful meditation, nutrition, restful sleep, and laughter. The focus will be on the importance of Ayurvedic science in achieving spontaneous healing through nutrition. As Dr. Samina comes from a medical background, she will also touch on the personal benefits of practicing Ayurvedic principals and the impact this has had on her family's health.

About the Speaker:

A graduate of the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan with a Medical Doctor degree, she began her medical career at Services Hospital as an Internal Medicine Physician in the Senior Gastroenterology Department. She later worked at the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, and started her Family Practice.

Deeply concerned about healthcare and its availability to underprivileged women and children, Dr. Samina subsequentlyopened and built a school and a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, facilitating the care for thousands of women and children who do not have ready access to medical services.

Dr. Ahmad concurrently developed a second career in scriptwriting, directing, producing and hosting highly popular television programs on health and nutrition. Comparable to a Martha Stewart of Pakistan, for many years, Dr. Ahmad hosted television programs on healthful cooking, family issues, and nutrition.

She graduated as a Health Counselor from INN and qualified for National Certification as a "Holistic Health Practitioner" by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Dr.Samina is a Chopra University Certified Perfect Health Consultant and Ayurveda Coach and runs her Wellness Center, ''Samina's Wellness'' in New York. The Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America Certified Dr.Samina as a Registered Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant (R.A.L.C.)

Samina, launched (SSGWI), the New York-based NGO that focuses on interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue, global health and wellness, and education.

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