Doctor Gordon Saxe speaks at upcoming La Jolla nutrition lecture


Gordon Saxe, M.D., director of research for the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine, will be the next guest of the La Jolla Community Center’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Dr. Saxe will present a lecture/cooking demonstration revealing how the natural healing power of food can rejuvenate you from the inside out, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 26, at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Chef Lauray MacElhern will assist.

The program will start with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception sponsored by Sunrise of La Jolla. A Q&A session will follow the lecture.

Reservations can be at (858) 459-0831.

Dr. Saxe’s research has focused on diet, body-mind exercise, and non-drug treatment of cancer and chronic disease.

Prior to UCSD, Dr. Saxe was the medical director for the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. He received his medical degree from Michigan State University, his Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and his M.P.H. in Nutrition from Tulane University. He completed residency training at the University of Massachusetts and is board certified in Preventive Medicine.

Lauray MacElhern is the managing director of the UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine. She came to UCSD after running an international non-profit organization dedicated to nutrition education and research for cancer prevention and survival.