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In a fresh location with healthy gourmet foods, our third Health & Wellness Conference cultivated learning, friendship and personal growth.  Held on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Institute for Integrative Health’s carefully renovated historic Broomcorn building, the day began with an inspirational chanting session with Tibetan Monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery and words of wisdom from the Center for Integrative Medicine’s Director Brian Berman, MD.   

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More than 230 participants were given a variety of educational experiences that encouraged them to “explore, experience and engage” in better health and wellness. Choosing from experiential, advanced or introductory workshops, attendees created their own daylong educational curriculum. A total of 20 different workshops offered a variety of topics to quench thirsty minds and facilitate new journeys to wellness.

We offered two timely keynotes for participants to choose from – both of which received rave reviews:

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Your Synthetic World: Explore How the Products We Use Everyday Affect our Endocrine System by Heather White, JD – Executive Director of the Environmental Working Group (pictured left).

Optimizing Gut Health: A Key to Improved Digestion and Beyond 
by Chris D’Adamo, PhD – Nutrition expert and CIM’s Director of Research (pictured right).  
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Health professionals made up a large portion of our participants and included nurses, psychologists, physicians, chiropractors, massage therapists, social workers, dietitians, yoga teachers, and others. Post-conference survey responses overwhelmingly agreed that participants learned many new tools that will help them offer better care to their patients, and take better care of themselves.
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 "Integrating Yoga into
Everyday Stress Management"  

 Conference Guide 

Speaker Jennifer Helene Popken-Leeds
talking between sessions.

Available slides and handouts:

The Science of Happiness and Forgiveness - Delia Chiaramonte, MD & Dahlia Hirsch, MD

Ayurveda's Holistic Approach to Prevention and Healing-Creating Health - Stuart Rothenberg, MD

Informational Handout-Ayurveda 

Sound as a Healing Modality - Kalpana Shere-Wolfe, MD

Keep-It-Moving - Brian Morrison, DC

Informational Handout 

Loosen Up It's Time for Self-Massage - Rebekah Frizzelle-Owens, LMT, NCTMB, CPMT, CIMI

Healthy Food-Great Taste - Jennifer Helene Popken-Leeds

Our Synthetic World - Heather White, JD

Optimizing-Gut-Health - Chris D'Adamo, PhD

Integrative Approaches to Fatigue and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  - Kalpana Shere-Wolfe, MD

Increasing Your Vitality Through Ayurveda - Susan Weis-Bohlen

The Ins and Outs of Overcoming and Coping with Adverse Food Reactions - Erin Peisach, RDN, CLT  

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Sponsors and Partners 

It is thanks to our sponsors and partners that we were able to keep ticket prices low and offer many free gifts to our attendees. We are very grateful to them for their support:
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If you are interested in being a sponsor at a future conference, please contact Michelle Peralta at or call 410-706-6179.


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