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A Better Way
Joel Salatin  -  April 22


Join us at Christian Fellowship Church:
5045 Chapel Hill Rd.  Columbia, MO 65203


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Our mission is to provide people with the knowledge, resources, and encouragement they need to achieve good health.  We believe that when we give our bodies what they need, we can both prevent and reverse chronic disease.

We bring in top-notch, cutting-edge professionals from across the country to teach and guide all who attend. This is a conference for all people who want to optimize their health and that of their family.

Joel Salatin

Joel Salatin is a full-time farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. A third generation alternative farmer, he returned to the farm full-time in 1982 and continued refining and adding to his parents’ ideas.

The farm services more than 5,000 families, 10 retail outlets, and 50 restaurants through on-farm sales and metropolitan buying clubs with salad bar beef, pastured poultry, eggmobile eggs, pigaerator pork, forage-based rabbits, pastured turkey and forestry products using relationship marketing.

He holds a BA degree in English and writes extensively in magazines such as STOCKMAN GRASS FARMER, ACRES USA, and FOODSHED.  The family’s farm, Polyface Inc. (“The Farm of Many Faces”) has been featured in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GOURMET and countless other radio, television, and print media.

Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after- broadcast chat room fielded more hits than any other segment to date. It achieved iconic status as the grass farm featured in the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller OMNIVORE’S DILEMMA by food writer guru Michael Pollan and the award-winning film documentary, FOOD INC.

A sought-after conference speaker, he addresses a wide range of issues, from “creating the farm your children will want” to “making a white collar salary from a pleasant life in the country.” A wordsmith, he describes his occupation as “mob-stocking hervbivorous solar conversion lignified carbon sequestration fertilization.” His humorous and conviction-based speeches are akin to theatrical performances, often receiving standing ovations.

He has authored eight books, including:

  • EVERYTHING I WANT TO DO IS ILLEGAL: War stories from the local food front.


  • FOLKS, THIS AIN’T NORMAL: A Farmer’s Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World

His speaking and writing reflect dirt-under-the-fingernails experience punctuated with mischievous humor. He passionately defends small farms, local food systems, and the right to opt out of the conventional food paradigm. Four generations of his family currently live and work on the farm.

We hope you will join us on April 22!


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All speakers and topics are subject to change
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Heretics Unite

Joel Salatin

Orthodoxy never never looks favorably on detractors, even referring to them as heretics.  Daring to question the assumption du jour often means marginalization, demonization, or criminalization.  Just like we today laugh at our ancestors for “knowing” the earth was flat, spirits caused disease, and hydrogenated vegetable oil was better than lard and butter, what will our great-grand children look back on what we “know,” and laugh?  In this hard-hitting but humorous look at modern conventional food and farm systems, farmer-entertainer Joel Salatin dissects the industrial food system and offers a heretic’s view.  You will leave with head held high, proud to be a heretic

The Self-Contained Home

Joel Salatin

Generally our homes require massive infusions of cash to maintain, energize, feed, and hydrate.  What if instead of being familial economic drains our homes became economic engines?  What if our homes produced more than they cost?  Developed originally for home school audiences, this presentation has broad appeal for audiences wishing to become more self-reliant in their domestic living.  Solariums, kitchen chickens, roof-top honey bees, grey water systems, cisterns–you name it; we can do a lot to wean ourselves from corporate and municipal dependency.

How to be an Integrity Farmers Best Friend

Joel Salatin

How you eat and what you purchase matters.  In this presentation, Joel will inspire each of us to be an eater that supports integrity food.

You Can Farm - Micro

Joel Salatin

You, yes YOU, can farm! Learn how to get started right in your own back yard. 


A Better Way:  How an Incandescent Light Bath Transformed My Health

Brian Richards, Founder of SaunaSpace®

In 2008, Brian faced an important health decision: start taking pharmaceuticals for insomnia, adrenal fatigue and other health issues or try a century-old therapy known as the incandescent light bath. Not being able to readily purchase such a device, Brian began designing his own, using it, and rapidly transforming his health. This life-changing experience inspired him to create SaunaSpace®.


A Better Way:  Overcoming Amenorrhea and Infertility

Kalle LeMone, Co-Founder of Nourish Cafe & Market

Kalle didn't have a period for 18 years. After a lot of hard work, functional medicine and alternative healing practices, Kalle found her period again and had a baby without the use of medical intervention. She has taken a deep dive into health and wellness, sprirituality, and holistic living--and there's no going back for her! Kalle is a testament to the power of perseverance and the body's ability to heal. 


A Better Way:  Healing My Son's Seizures without Medication

Hilary Dorr

Hilary Dorr was blessed with six healthy children. When her sixth baby was 10 months old he started having frequent seizures, sometimes several in one day. After seeing two neurologists and undergoing multiple tests, Hilary and her husband were told there was no medical reason for the seizures. Left without any answers, Hilary started investigating possible root causes, which led her to food, nutrients, and genetics. After lifestyle changes and alternative treatments, her son experienced a drastic reduction in the number and severity of seizures and is on a path to healing. 


A Better Way:  Conquering Anxiety and Finding Joy

Alicia Burke-Aguero, Owner of With Joy Brand Co.

Diagnosed with crippling anxiety and Panic Attack Disorder in her early 20's, Alicia shares her journey from labeled and lost to healed and hopeful. Her story led her out of the medical system that was keeping her sick and stuck. Instead she began taking radical responsibility of her health, connecting the dots between the mind, body, and soul, and started tapping into the body's innate healing power. Through experimenting with various healing modalities, her curiosity and compassion continues to lead the way to wellness and joy. 


A Better Way:  Defeating Prostate Cancer

David Spencer

David was diagnosed with prostate cancer and told he needed to start radiation treatments immediately. However, he had two friends who had been through the same treatment and both were still suffering side effects from the radiation. David trusted the doctors at the Institute of Natural Health becasue they had helped heal his wife's digestive issues. So instead of accepting the raditation, he began the Institute's prostate cancer treatment. No chemotherapy, no radiation, no surgery. In four months, David was cancer free.


A Better Way:  Biologic Dentistry and the Tooth-Body Connection

Michael Rehme

As a biologic dentist Dr. Rehme recognizes that the whole body, including the mouth is all connected. By evaluating the types of materials and carefully considering the treatment that each patient is offered, Dr. Rehme has helped to improve the lives of many of his patients who are struggling with unexplained systemic health issues. By understanding the tooth-body connection, Dr. Rehme hopes to bring overall health and wellness to all his patients.


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Subject to change

Registration, Coffee, Visit Vendors
Opening Remarks
Brian Richards: An Incandescent Light Bath Transformed my Health
Joel Salatin
​Hilary Dorr: Healing My Son's Seizures without Medication

David Spencer: Defeating Prostate Cancer
Joel Salatin
​Alicia Burke-Aguero: Conquering Anxiety & Finding Joy
Michael Rehme: Biological Dentistry
Joel Salatin

Kalle LeMone: Overcoming Amenorrhea & Infertility
Joel Saltin
Closing Remarks


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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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