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May 4, 2019

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Sara Gottfried, M.D.

Dr. Gottfried specializes in identifying the underlying cause of her patients’ conditions to achieve true and lasting health transformations, not just symptom management.  She will be presenting on the following topics on May 4.


While many of us feel destined for cellulite, saddle bags, and belly fat, or worry about the long line of Alzheimer's, cancer, and heart disease in our families, the scientific reality is that 90 percent of the signs of aging and heart disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not genes. There are five key factors that lead to accelerated aging: muscle, brain, hormone, gut and toxic fat.  Dr. Gottfried will discuss her seven-week Younger Protocol, which addresses these factors with an accessible, practical plan to increase our life spans, decrease the signs of aging and help us remain healthy and energetic for all our days.


The Hormone Cure

All too often women are told that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out and sleep deprived is just a part of being female.  Or they are led to believe that the answer can be found in a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Gottfried refuses to accept this as the new normal.  She has a unique hormone balancing plan that she has used to help thousands reclaim wellness, verve and optimal health. Through her combination of natural therapies and rigorous scientific testing that identifies the common causes of hormonal distress. Dr. Gottfried will transform your life.


Brain Body Diet

Your health problems are in your head—caused by a malfunction in the connection between your brain and your body. Brain health is a powerful indicator of overall health and well-being. While our thoughts can affect our physical health, what we do to our body also has a lasting impact on our brains. When you ignore your brain-body symptoms, you raise your risk of serious cognitive decline, which leads to chronic health problems. It’s a vicious cycle, but it can be broken. Dr. Gottfried will discuss her revolutionary 40-day program to reconnect the brain and body to prevent and reverse the myriad of symptoms and diseases affecting millions.

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Lila Thullen, RN, CoMo Wellness Conference Co-Founder
What to Eat

“What do you eat?” It’s the number one question people ask the director of CoMo Wellness Conference! 

Co-founder Lila Thullen, RN, will answer that question by providing attendees with the nuts and bolts of providing nourishing food to support your mind and body.  Lila is a busy working mom with three young children.  She’ll tell you what she feeds her family, explain why she makes the food choices she does, and give you lots of recipes and ideas, including tips on how to get your kids to eat their veggies!  You’ll leave this breakout session armed with simple, practical advice to implement right away.


Kelly Howe, RN


EFT: The Unexpected Pathway to Peace


Join Kelly Howe, RN, for a breakout session where we discuss a cutting edge healing technique known as EFT, or Emotional Freedom Technique.  Kelly is a transformational coach who specializes in this out-of-the-box but highly effective tool for releasing emotional wounding and rewiring the nervous system to quickly dial down the stress response. Emotional Freedom Technique (also called "tapping") is a powerful emotional, somatic, and neuro-regulatory technique that combines both modern psychology and ancient Chinese medicine.  Utilizing the same acupoints used in traditional acupuncture, clients "tap" lightly, focusing on an emotional issue while connecting with the physical sensation.  Known as the "try it on anything" technique, EFT has been highly effective with anxiety, stress, chronic pain, phobias, sports performance, addiction, cravings/weight loss, and anything where fear is holding a person back from living a full and vibrant life.  Best of all, tapping can effectively be used as a self-help technique for any of the above issues. Kelly will present the science and current research that is quickly driving this powerful technique into the spotlight and gaining recognition as both an effective self-help tool as well as an undeniable force for healing emotional wounding of all types.  Learn how to quickly use EFT to manage everyday stress, experience a group demonstration, and find out what makes this technique stand out as a game changer.



Catina Topash, 500 RYT, YACEP

Meditation is the practice of bringing an individual to a calm, clear state of being.  In our busier than ever, media filled, hurry to the top life, meditation can bring calming to the nervous system and enhance our physical and emotional well-being.  In this workshop you will be given practical tools that everyone will be able to utilize.  Meditation doesn't mean sitting for hours on end in an uncomfortable pose trying to focus while your mind races.  You will learn many exercises that can be done in a matter of minutes to create a calmer, more peaceful you.  Catina Topash is a Master Trainer for YogaFit, Group Fitness Director at Wilson's Fitness, and co-owner of Breathe@JJ's Folly Bed and Breakfast and Yoga Retreats. She holds multiple certifications including:Yoga Alliance 500 RYT, E-200RYT, Yacep, ACE PT, AFFA Group Fitness, and various specialty certifications including trauma sensitive yoga.


Courtney Barnes, MPH, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical OB/GYN

Medical Director – Low Intervention Birth Program

Co-Chairman of the Baby-Friendly Project

How We Birth and Why It Matters To Us All… 

Throughout history, women have known that the manner in which they birth and bond with their babies lays the foundation for both maternal and child health for years to come.  Traditional modern prenatal care focuses on tangible numbers.  Success is simply characterized by a living mother and a living baby.


Join Dr. Barnes as she discusses modern prenatal care – its successes and its shortcomings.  She will share what she has learned over the past 10 years while implementing the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative at the University of Missouri Women’s and Children’s Hospital and how its success led to the low-intervention birth program and group prenatal care.  Understand why pregnancy, birth, consent, peer support and patient autonomy impact much more than the life of one mother and one baby.  Appreciate how maternity care has the power to strengthen communities and improve the health of generations.


Nick Bodi, MS, FNP-C
Leaky Gut

Chances are you have heard of leaky gut (intestinal dysbiosis), but you may not know exactly what it is.  While over 10,000 research articles have been written on the condition, leaky gut is just beginning to be recognized by the medical profession.  In fact, it is often referred to as the “disease your doctor can’t diagnose.”  However, leaky gut is not so much a disease, but a mechanism by which a number of different conditions can develop.  A leaky gut is the pathway for how toxins can enter the body through the gastrointestinal tract and create all kinds of mayhem once they’re in—like party crashers who slip through security and proceed to trash a venue.  In this class you will learn:

  1. What is leaky gut and why you should care;

  2. How you develop leaky gut and how to prevent it;

  3. Other problems/conditions leaky gut can create;

  4. Important steps to take to improve/heal leaky gut; and

  5. The role hormones play in the development and treatment of leaky gut.

Choose both a morning and an afternoon session from the following topics.

Space is limited.


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The speakers at the Como Wellness Conference were extremely knowledgeable and interesting. They were also accessible for questions afterward. Very helpful and I look forward to attending 2018.

What a wonderful event and an opportunity to hear some of the top experts both locally and nationally talk on some of the latest developments in functional medicine. If you want to learn how to take your health to the next level this conference is for you!

The COMO wellness conference was an opportunity to hear world-class experts on food and nutrition, at an affordable cost, right in our own back-yard. The conference was time well-invested!

Attending the wellness conference inspired me, and gave me the motivational boost I needed to change what and how I feed my family, and to do it from a place of enthusiasm and empowerment vs. guilt. Healthy eating is imperative and doable, even on a modest budget.

I was truly amazed at this first time event. It was well planned and organized and I walked away with a wealth of information. Well done!

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