The Italian Cultural Institute Talks about Anorexia on April 9

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April 2, 2015 by Italians in Chicago

anorexThe Italian cultural institute presents “Anorexia. The Real Causes: Blood Types and Trauma,” a lecture about Dr. Bracco’s book, “Anorexia. The Real Causes,” in conversation with author and journalist Dario Voltolini, on Thursday, April 9th at 6p.m.

The publication concentrates on leading-edge innovative solutions for the understanding and cure of a pathology that is steadily growing in today’s world. Dario Voltolini will speak about the inspiring story of his daughter, who suffered from anorexia and went on to enjoy a healthy life.

“Anorexia: The Real Causes,” which received the Cesare Pavese Award 2013 for nonfiction medical writing, proposes an original solution for the prevention and treatment of female adolescent anorexia. Dr. Bracco offers a new hypothesis: anorexics consistently show an unacknowledged disparity between the daughter’s blood group and that of her mother. It is also important to take into account the now widely recognized fact that several concurrent causes trigger the onset of anorexia and eating disorders-primary among them are prenatal intrauterine traumas and traumas in the first months of life. Dr. Bracco’s unified theory and practical solutions frame known causes of anorexia within a pioneering perspective that brings forth new ways to solve this complex and dramatic problem.

Lorenzo Bracco MD, is an Italian physician living in Turin. He is a specialist in physical medicine and he holds a Diploma in Orthopedic Medicine and Manual Therapy from the University of Paris VI. He is also a psychotherapist, member of FF2P, France, and of the European Register for Psychotherapist (ERP, Vienna). He holds a Certificate of European Psychotherapy (ECP, Vienna), an International Diploma of Gestalt-Therapy (EPG, Paris), and a two-year Master in Brief Strategic Therapy (Arezzo). He is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and NeuroAffective Relational Model™ Practitioner. He is also a graduate in philosophy (University of Turin, IT).

Dario Voltolini is a writer, freelance journalist, songwriter, and creator of radio programs for RAI Radio. He lives in Turin and has a degree in Philosophy. He is the former Director, with Alessandro Baricco, of the school, “Scuola Holden – Storytelling and Performing Arts”. Both as a patient and a co-author, Dario has enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with Dr. Bracco. Their books, “DA COSTA A COSTA. Cronistoria di un viaggio per mare”, (2012) and “OLTRE LE COLONNE D’ERCOLE. Viaggio per mare e per terra nel tempo e nella conoscenza” were submitted for the prestigious Premio Strega in 2013 and 2014.

The event is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot, please click here.

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