My name is Erin Brown. I am the mother of three kids (ages 6, 4, and 1) and wife to an amazing husband. I am a Columbia, Missouri native. I attended the University of Missouri where I received my Bachelor's in Education, then went on to get a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I taught math at Oakland Junior High for 8 years until the birth of my son. Since my son’s birth, I have been a work-at-home mom, doing a combination of daycare & part-time teaching for a homeschool group. In 2014, my life changed dramatically after the birth of my daughter. Molly’s delivery was easy compared to my son’s. I left the hospital feeling wonderful, but within 12 hours of being discharged, my body took a terrifying turn. The next six months were the scariest and the hardest of my life. I didn’t know it was possible to feel so bad physically and mentally. I sought doctors' help. I was hospitalized for four days and discharged with no explanation for my symptoms. I spent most days feeling physically ill and depressed. Many nights I couldn’t sleep and I experienced some form of a panic attack that would last 4-5 hours. I was put on meds for anxiety and depression, yet I continued to get worse. Finally I saw the late Dr. William Trumbower. After hearing my story and running a few tests, Dr. Trumbower put his arm around me and said, “You are going to be okay.” Dr. Trumbower told me I needed to eat a strict paleo diet, gave me a few supplements to take, and encouraged me to decrease my exposure to harmful toxins. This was the beginning of getting well and feeling like myself again. Since seeing Dr. Trumbower, I have become fascinated with identifying root causes for illnesses and learning to give our bodies what they need to thrive. I now spend my spare time teaching about essential oils, reading about health and wellness, and cooking for my family. I have a passion to share what has healed me and my family with others. I am so excited to bring the CoMo Wellness Conference to Columbia for a third year!
My name is Lila, and I’m a wife, mother to three kids, and a Registered Nurse. Nine years ago, my oldest child was sick and about to be diagnosed with a chronic health condition. After researching things I could do to help him at home, I made one big change to his diet. This change turned his health around, and it ignited a passion within me to learn as much as I can about how nutrition affects our health. After meeting Erin and then many other people in our community who have experienced similar “miraculous” health improvements through nutrition, I have decided to dedicate as much energy as I can to spreading the word about using food for health. I have a special interest in bringing knowledge about the power of nutrition to heal to the medical community and would love to see nutrition used as the first and most important treatment option in all doctors' offices one day.