Como wellness conference Breakout sessions
2 February 2018
A big change is coming to CoMo Wellness Conference this year! We’re so excited to offer two 45-
minute breakout sessions between our speakers, one from 10:15-11:00 AM and one from 2:00-2:45 PM.
Attendees can choose between five informative and exciting topics for each session. Read on so you can
choose what interests you most—which may be a difficult task with such a great lineup of speakers and
Case Study with Dr. Kelly Brogan and Ali Zeck (Available in the morning session only)
Dr. Brogan is bringing one of her patients, Ali Zeck, to fill you in on what it’s like to take charge of your
mental health. Ali suffered from a variety of psychiatric diagnoses and accompanying medications for
25 years. She began seeing Dr. Brogan in the spring of 2016 and after just a few months of treatment,
Ali's mind was "clearer than it had been since her first diagnosis" and she was no longer taking any
medications. Hear Ali's amazing story in her own words, along with Dr. Brogan's perspective, and have a
chance to ask them both your own follow-up questions.
A discussion between Dr. Brogan and Ali: http://kellybroganmd.com/alis-story- healing-bipolar- disorder-
Case Study with Dr. Katie Reid and Andi Stowe (Available in afternoon session only)
All parents want the best for their children and will search high and low to solve mental and physical
health issues. Andi Stowe is a wife and the mother of an intelligent and tenderhearted 6-year old boy,
Anderson. Her passion for health was fueled by her son's sudden developmental regression at 18
months. By age 2, he had lost all language and was on the autism spectrum. When Andi came across Dr.
Katie Reid’s work, her life—and her child’s life—changed dramatically. Through the REID program she
has been able to recover his health, and he no longer qualifies for an autism diagnosis. Their story could
give hope and support to so many families! Hear more about Andi and Anderson's real-world
experience of following the REID protocol, along with Dr. Reid's analysis, and have a chance to ask them
both your questions.
Andi has recently published a very informative blog with a lot of information about glutamate and her
personal experiences: https://nourishedblessings.com/
Intro to Yoga with Catina Topash
Everyone’s heard of yoga. Is it something you already practice, or something you never considered?
Yoga can be a powerful part of a vibrant and healthy life, and Catina Topash will teach you why.
Neuroscientists, psychologists, and other researchers are uncovering fascinating evidence of how yoga
may help to prevent and assist in the treatment of many common ailments. Learn the basics of asanas
(postures), pranayama (breath practices) and meditation to find empowerment through self
healing. Catina Topash is a Master Trainer for YogaFit, Group Fitness Director at Wilson's Fitness, and co-
owner of Breathe Folly Bed and Breakfast and Yoga Retreats. She holds multiple certifications
including: 500 RYT, E-200RYT, Yacep, ACE PT, AFFA Group Fitness, and various specialty certifications including trauma sensitive yoga. All that to say, she knows what she’s doing and is eager to share her
expertise with you!
This is a review of studies which suggest that yoga and other Mind-Body Therapies have positive effects
on circulating, cellular, and genomic markers of inflammation:
What to Eat with Greg Kiger
Lots of us think we eat healthfully, but do we really? What must you eat to make a difference in your
physical and mental health? Greg Kiger, an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker, sought the
answer to this question when he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in 2015. He immediately set off on a
cross country journey to interview top doctors, scientists, authors and experts in the field of optimal
health and nutrition; an amazing recovery followed! Greg will guide you through the basics of nourishing
your body without giving up taste or convenience. He'll share the latest nutrition science and some of
his own comfort food recipes from his new cookbook. Learn what to eat for vibrant health and why,
along with tips and tricks for proper sourcing and preparation. The details of Greg’s recovery and what
he learned along the way is the subject of an upcoming documentary, What to Eat.
Sneak preview at www.what2eat.tv
What is Epigenetics? with T.J. Williams, DC, PhD
Epi-what? If you haven’t heard of epigenetics, you’re definitely not alone! This rapidly emerging field
investigates different factors that influence our genes. You may think that your DNA contains a set-in-
stone genetic code that dooms you to a certain fate, but the fact is that environment and lifestyle can
and do influence our genes. Dr. T.J. Williams, is the founder and Clinical Director of The Institute of
Natural Health in St. Louis, will cut through the myths and misunderstandings to simplify what we
currently know about epigenetics, the influence it has on us, and how we can use this knowledge to live
our healthiest lives possible.
This is an article about epigenetics by Dr. Kelly Brogan: http://kellybroganmd.com/gamechanging-
Beginner's Guide to Homeopathy
Homeopathy is a mystery to many people. What is it? How does it work? How can it help you?
Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine used by over 200 million people worldwide to treat both
acute and chronic conditions. It is based on the principle of ‘like cures like’. In other words, a substance
taken in small amounts will cure the same symptoms it causes if taken in large amounts. If that sounds
mind-boggling to you, come to this session to learn more about homeopathy, how it works, and some of
the most common homeopathic remedies. You’ll leave with another powerful tool in your self-care
toolkit! Shane McCamey, author of “50 Favorite Homeopathic Prescriptions for First Aid and
Emergencies,” has been using homeopathic remedies for years and is eager to share his knowledge!
This article discusses some of the historical background of homeopathy:
We hope to see you at the second annual CoMo Wellness Conference! Purchase your tickets at
www.comowellnessconference.com and choose your breakout sessions. Space is limited, so act soon.
Use our code csc2018 for $10 off!