Lecture Series: Optimizing Your Health Without Medications

Please join us at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Cultural Center with Yuliya Linhares, M.D., for her fascinating lecture, “Optimizing Your Health Without Medications: Gain Control of Your Microbiome and Epigenetics Through Lifestyle Modifications.” Dr. Linhares is a medical oncologist specializing in the comprehensive treatment of lymphoma and serves as Chief of Lymphoma, Blood and Transplant Program at Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida.

The microbiome is the community of microorganisms, such as fungi, bacteria and viruses, usually described to live in the gastrointestinal tract or skin. These groups of microorganisms are dynamic and change in response to a host of environmental factors, such as exercise, diet, medication and other exposures. Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work. Unlike genetic changes, epigenetic changes are reversible and do not change your DNA sequence, but they can change how your body reads a DNA sequence.

Dr. Linhares has unique experience performing chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation using bloodless techniques, which are important treatment options for cancer patients who choose to receive non-blood medical care for religious, personal, medical or ethical reasons.

She is actively involved in several clinical trials to improve the outcomes of patients with lymphoma. Dr. Linhares has extensive teaching experience training medical students, residents and oncology fellows at UCLA School of Medicine. She serves as an editorial reviewer for prestigious peer-reviewed scientific publications, is widely published in numerous medical journals and delivers invited lectures at academic symposiums.

Please join us after the lecture for a cocktail reception and to meet Dr. Linhares. Many thanks to Baptist Health South Florida for sponsoring this informative lecture.