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Discovering a New Narrative:

Illness, health, and how our bodies work

May 2, 2020

 

May 2, 2020 | 7:15 am - 5:00 pm | 3615 Southland Dr. |  Columbia, MO

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MISSION

 

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2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dr. Larry Palevsky & Dr. T.J. Williams

Children Need to Be Sick to Be Well - Dr. Larry Palevsky, M.D.

Is it bad when children get sick? Is something wrong in their bodies? Do they get sick because their immune systems are weak or because they are showing signs of strength?  Dr. Palevsky will offer a unique perspective on how and why children develop symptoms of illness. He will discuss diet and lifestyle practices that contribute to symptoms, how these symptoms could be beneficial, and why it may not be best to use medications that suppress symptoms.  You will also walk away with a better understanding of when it is wise to seek medical attention and when there is likely no reason for concern.

 

Safe Home Remedies for Common Pediatric Conditions - Dr. Larry Palevsky, M.D.

There was a time when children developed fevers, colds, coughs, sore throats, earaches, stomach aches, rashes, and other illnesses, and parents knew exactly how to care for them. No panic, minimal worry, and a medicine cabinet full of remedies to support their children through the course of their symptoms. Parents instinctively knew these ‘illnesses’ were simple rites of passage through childhood, helping to mature and strengthen their children’s immune systems along the way. Dr. Palevsky will introduce you to home remedies you can use to safely support your children through illness and describe the developmental growth spurts that often occur in the absence of suppressive, over-the-counter and prescription medications.

 

Functional Medicine:  The Answer to the Health Crisis in America - T.J.  Williams, D.C., Ph.D

Dr. T.J. will discuss how functional medicine is the answer to almost all health problems, and certainly all chronic health issues, people deal with today.  He will also highlight the major differences between the failing "pill for a problem" conventional medicine model and the personalized "root cause" functional medicine model.  Your health is in your hands, and Dr. T.J. will show you how. Remember, health is not an option, it is a prerequisite.

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SCHEDULE

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WORKOUT SCHEDULE

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 

Rachael Wittenberger, PT
 
The Leg Bone's Connected To The Hip Bone…

The human body is AMAZING and so interconnected!  So often we take for granted how we are able to move and lack the awareness of how it is working for us on a daily basis.  Learn how we are put together biomechanically, common things that can go wrong and what things to pay attention to as you move through space.  Our bodies whisper little clues when something is not right.  Prevention is developing the AWARENESS to hear those whispers before they become a scream, and mindfully teaching our bodies to work in our favor.

Scott Schutte, Redefit
Janine Stichter, Ph.D., Redefit

REDEFIT: Finding a personalized path for your fitness journey. 

Fitness is more than calories and workouts. Fitness encompasses your mind, body and environment. Let us show you how to personalize the fitness journey toward a leaner, healthier, and happier you. 

 

 

Erin Blank, herbalist
Nourishing Your Body with Herbs

Learn about every day herbal practices for nourishing, balancing, and strengthening your body through every season of life. We will look at several herbs and explore simple ways to prepare them to optimize the bioavailability of their nutrient content. We will also discuss the benefits of some culinary herbs and how you can incorporate them into your life, as well as ways to work with herbal adaptogens to support long-term wellness. 

 

 
 
Brian Richards, Sauna Space founder

Naturalism in a Synthetic World: Incandescent Saunas and Faraday Cages 

We are hardwired for the Nature-based environs of our ancestors. Yet our modern quotidian experience is far removed from all that. This lost connection and the addition of so many non-native influences may be primary factors that are contributing to all the chronic pain and disease we deal with nowadays in the West. Is optimal health even possible in the modern context? Yes, and we don’t have to flee civilization; we have to bring naturalism back into our daily lives...

 
 
Laurie Fowler, M.D., FAAP
 
Food as Medicine

“Medicine” can have positive or negative results on our bodies.  While it is easy for most to understand that we can take a pill to treat pain or an infection, why is it so difficult to wrap our minds around that fact that food can cause all sorts of bizarre symptoms in any of our bodies’ systems?  Behavior problems, pain, gastrointestinal issues, and brain “fog” are just a few of the inflammatory conditions that can result from food sensitivities.   Let’s explore the many issues that can manifest as a result of food sensitivity, and learn some practical ways of dealing with it, including information on what a food rotation is, and how to practically incorporate that into our busy lives. 

 
T.J. Williams, D.C., PH.D - Morning Only
A Functional Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular Disease

Dr T.J. will discuss a functional medicine approach to cardiovascular disease.  He will talk about the major causes of cardiovascular disease, hint--it is not what you think.  There will be a discussion on how cardiovascular disease can be decreased and reversed naturally.  Dr. T.J. will even highlight simple steps you can take to help you improve your cardiovascular health.

 
 
 
Larry Palevsky, M.D. - Afternoon Only
MMR and the Measles

Measles has apparently become the modern-day bubonic plague. But, does the scientific literature support the level of hysteria with which we are now faced from physicians, the media, and the government? Is the measles something to fear and dread as a deadly disease? Dr. Palevsky will review the history of the measles, discuss the natural course of the illness, and suggest that safe remedies for the measles exist. In addition to concerns with contracting measles, a growing number of parents have questions regarding the safety of the MMR. Dr. Palevsky will examine the scientific information to consider when making an informed choice about this vaccine for your child.

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

Space is limited.

 

Join us for any or all of these mini-workouts.  You'll get a taste for some of the many group workouts Columbia has to offer while getting a chance to stretch your legs and get moving the day of the conference.  No need to sign up. Just show-up in your comfy clothes and shoes.

Experience a gentle yoga practice connecting you to your own felt sensations.  Joining the mind, body and breath brings us to an awareness of the messages our body is trying to tell us.  Discover the gift of gentle mindful movement

 

 

 

 

Pure Barre is a total body workout focused on low-impact, high-intensity movements that lift and tone muscles and improve strength, agility, and flexibility for EVERY body.  This class is an introduction to our original barre class.  With small movements that create a mind-to-body connection, you are going to work your core, feel your thighs shake, and realize how much your body is capable of doing. 

Flex workout - We live in a world where where sitting, hence tightness, has become the norm. Take this mini flexibility session to experience what a few minutes a day can do to increase range of motion, decrease pain, and move more freely. All levels are welcome. Not bendy, no problem just come with your sense of humor. :) 

 

Sh'Jam:   Get out of your comfort zone and lose yourself in a modern dance workout.   This class lets everyone become a star of their own dance-out.  Dance based fitness classes have been shown in studies to enhance both our physical and mental health so get loose for a health boost!

Movement Rx w/ The Movement Lab - We will be working on motor pattern control, core stabilization and mobility. Our systems are based on our bodies natural, preferred patterns that can become dysfunctional due to prolonged sitting in the workplace or car and general lack of movement. This workout will be effective and challenging for all levels. Learn how to control your movement and create functional patterns. All movements use bodyweight and require no equipment.

7:30 - 7:50 | Yoga

8:00 - 8:20 | Pure Barre

11:10 - 11:30 | Evolved

12:55 - 1:15 | Wilson's

1:25 - 1:45 | Movement Lab

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TESTIMONIALS

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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The information offered in this website and provided by the speakers is for educational purposes, and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The information provided is based on the research and experience of the medical professionals who are presenting it. The information presented may not have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Any course of treatment or medication, or the altering or stopping of a course of treatment or medication, should be conducted under a qualified medical professional’s care. The CoMo Wellness Conference LLC is not responsible for any errors or omissions in the information provided, nor for the results obtained by the use of the information.