2018 Live Oak Legacy Dinner
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
River Oaks Country Club
1600 River Oaks blvd.
Gaye and John Kelsey • Ann and Tom Kelsey • Wendy and Mavis Kelsey
Margaret Wier Kelsey † • Heidi and Bob Kelsey • Virginia W. Kelsey
HONORING THE MEMORY OF
Mavis P. Kelsey, Sr., MD and John R. Kelsey, MD
Dr. Michael F Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic and co-author with Dr. Mehmet Oz of four #1 New York Times best sellers: YOU: The Owner’s Manual series.
The dinner will support the research efforts of the KRF-UTHealth Center for Microbiome Research, which was established in 2014 as a collaboration between KRF and UTHealth's McGovern Medical School and School of Public Health. It is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the gut microbiome and its possibilities to modify disease and improve health. The Center focuses on the development and use of a capsule product to restore the intestinal microbiota of people with conditions associated with a loss of gut diversity, including C.Diff, Parkinson's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, which is complicated by obesity and often by Type II Diabetes. The goal is to lead medicine away from expensive complex and toxic drugs to inexpensive natural methods to produce health that could be cost effective for all, including underserved and developing countries.