The news of artist, environmental activist, documentary film producer and philanthropist Susan Swartz.

Join Susan Swartz in Discovering the Secrets of Health with Dr. Mark Hyman

Dr. Mark Hyman

As residents of one of the healthiest counties in the nation, it can be easy for Susan’s Park City neighbors to forget that a true health crisis — an epidemic of obesity and related diseases is rolling across the nation. But, as someone who has struggled for years with the effects of chronic illness, Susan places enormous weight and value on holistic health.

Which is why she is especially excited to announce a joint venture between the Christian Center of Park City, Jewish Family Services, The People’s Health Clinic, and Intermountain to host a talk with bestselling author and international speaker, Dr. Mark Hyman. Susan hopes that you will join her on Wednesday, March 6, starting at 7:00pm at Temple Har Shalom in Park City for Dr. Hyman’s talk entitled "Expand Your Brain, Shrink Your Belly: The Secrets to Boosting Your Brain Power and Losing Fat and Staying Healthy For Life."

Dr. Hyman is the pioneer of an advancing field called functional medicine which views the human body as an integrated system and looks to identify and address the root causes of disease — not just treat the symptoms. This family physician and four-time New York Times bestseller will focus his upcoming talk on chronic disease prevention through nutrition, diet and exercise.

The Details

Who: Dr. Mark Hyman
 Where: Temple Har Shalom, 3700 N. Brookside Court, Park City, UT 84060
 When: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 7:00pm
 How: RSVP via Facebook

Susan Swartz and Lyme Disease: Staying Under Our Skin

May is National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and June is often the month when infected ticks are most prevalent in much of the United States. This past May offered Susan an opportunity to reflect on a very important film for which she her husband, Jim, served as executive producers over four years ago.

Under Our Skin premiered in May 2008 at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, and has racked up over 90,000 ratings on Netflix to date. A few weeks ago, Dr. Phil even devoted an entire program to chronic Lyme (video below), using several minutes of footage from Under Our Skin.

Especially since Susan herself has long struggled with chronic Lyme disease, she feels more strongly than ever that thanks to this film, the tide is turning and more people, press, physicians and policymakers are becoming fully aware and educated.