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Verso University Presents: Learn the Keys to Healthy Living, Healthy Aging, and Longevity

Tue, April 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

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Over four sessions, certified nutrition specialist Beth Atlas will teach about the role of nutrition and lifestyle on chronic disease, mental health, healthy aging, and longevity. The class will meet on Tuesdays, from April 9 to April  30, 10-11 am, in the Library's Brooks Place Program room.

Uncontrolled inflammation is linked to nearly all chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, fatigue, arthritis, digestive disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, asthma, and autoimmune disease and cancer. During this presentation you will learn how to recognize if you have underlying inflammation, the causes of inflammation, and how to decrease inflammation in order to improve your overall health.

In addition, current research shows that the gut microbiome plays an important role in a variety of health issues, including digestive health, autoimmune conditions, immune health, anxiety and depressive disorder. A growing body of research suggests that the way we eat may affect our moods. A healthy diet promotes a healthy gut which communicates with the brain.

During this course you will learn about the role of nutrition, good sleep, exercise as well as the importance of blood sugar regulation. You will leave with tips on how to address these issues which will help decrease anxiety, depression and other chronic health issues.

About the instructor:

Dr. Beth Atlas is a licensed and board-certified chiropractic physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist®. She has a doctorate in chiropractic, a master of science in clinical nutrition, and a Certified Nutrition Specialist®. She has more than 25 years’ experience in private practice and teaching at the University of Bridgeport in the School of Health Science.

Dr. Atlas specializes in nutritional guidance for chronic health conditions and symptoms of nutritional imbalance such as digestive disorders, blood sugar dysregulation (diabetes and hypoglycemia), fatigue, brain fog, being overweight, autoimmune conditions, cardiovascular disease, mood disorders, brain health, osteopenia/osteoporosis, and chronic skin issues. She  provides a holistic and personalized approach to health care which is back by current research by combining advice on nutrition, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle modifications.


  • Classes are structured as a consecutive series.
  • Class size is limited.
  • Each series has a one time fee registration fee of  $25, covering all classes in the series.
  • Registration is mandatory.
  • The Westport Library wants to ensure that all interested students are able to participate in Verso University courses. If the registration fee is a barrier to entry for you, please contact [email protected].


Verso University is the Library’s lifelong learning and education initiative, serving up year-round offerings of classes, workshops, and lectures designed to further education and learning. Offerings run the gamut of educational opportunities, ranging from one-time lectures to ongoing courses to classes that meet weekly or perhaps monthly.

Verso University programs are made possible by the generous support of the Nancy J. Beard Lifelong Learning and Education Fund.

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Tue, April 16
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880 United States
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