Showing posts from January, 2014

" Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open" ~B.K.S. Iyengar

One of the Howell Foundation’s trademarks – and now legacy to the community – is its Luncheon series held every quarter. 

We are kicking-off 2014 with Dr. Roberta Goettlieb, Director of Cardiobiology at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, who will be talking about intermittent fasting and how it can increase our life span on February 7th.   You can find more information on the speaker here:  Dr. Roberta Goettlieb

The current medical controversy stems from 2 perspectives:  the ones who say that a little fat (not obese) might help save and individual’s life, and those who believe that intermittent fasting has invaluable health benefits that in turn will help us live longer.    Consider the following facts: 
It's long been known that calorie restriction can increase the lifespan of certain animals. More recent research suggests that intermittent fasting can provide the same health benefits as constant calorie restriction, which may be helpful for those who cannot successfully reduce thei…

2013 at a Glance

Welcome to the Howell Foundation!  
And what a successful year 2013 has been.   The Foundation’s mission is simple:  Keeping the women we love healthy.  Through education, we strive to make women their own health advocates.  We believe that if women are healthy, their families will be healthy as well. 
We follow are mission with five fundamental initiatives:  The award of scholarships focused on women's health-related researchEducational Luncheon Seminars focused on informing the communities on the latest research in women's health Intentional Happiness Evening Series with a holistic, research based approach to dealing with health issues that can affect our happiness, and therefore our healthPartnering with academic and community-based organizations to support programs that improve quality of life in San Diego communities where health disparities are prevalentExtending the Foundation's mission locally and Nationally through its Speakership Services 

So what’s in store for 2014…

Kicking Off the New Year Fully Charged!

The Howell Foundation Board Members met this week to set their objectives for the 2014 fiscal year. Funding scholaships for undergraduate research in women’s health continues to be a priority as a means to ensure the Foundation’s mission to Keep the Woment we Love Healthy. For more information, visit

Meet our Board!


About the Doris A. Howell Foundation: 
The Doris A. Howell Foundation for Women’s Health Research is committed to keeping the women we love healthy, advancing women’s health through research and educating women to be catalysts for improving family health in the community.

The organization does so by funding scholarships to students researching issues affecting women’s health; providing a forum for medical experts, scientists, doctors, and researchers to convey timely information on topics relevant to women’s health and the health of their families through its Lecture and Eveni…