Prepare. Empower. Embrace.

If you’ve ever wondered what is happening to your body during the years leading up to menopause, this is the conference for YOU!  WisePause brings together professional experts to share solutions to the symptoms that we women experience such as hot flashes, mood swings, foggy brains, belly fat, night sweats, insomnia, fatigue, low libido, weight gain, and bone loss.  These are symptoms that we’re told are “normal” and to be “expected” with “getting older”.  But THEY’RE NOT, and we’re here to help.

Talk to professionals.

Ask questions.

Get answers.

Be your best self!

SPEAKERS

We’ve gathered 40 of the best medical physicians, psychologists, nutritionists, fitness and wellness coaches, and holistic, functional, and integrative doctors, to address your most pressing challenges. Learn how from them how to navigate the various stages of perimenopause to post-menopause.

Dr. Karyn Grossman, MD

Dr. Karyn Grossman, MD

Cosmetic Dermatologist

Dr. Karyn Grossman is an internationally renowned, board certified cosmetic dermatologist with a well-known celebrity following.

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Denise Pines

Denise Pines

Founder, WisePause Lifestyle Summit President, Medical Board of California, Co-founder, Tea Botanics

A longtime community health advocate and media pioneer, Denise Pines is a trusted resource for women as they pursue midlife wellness.

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Kathryn Kassai

Kathryn Kassai

Physical Therapist and Author

Kathryn Kassai is the founder and director of Praxis Physical Therapy in San Pedro, California.

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Dr. Gail Jackson, MD

Dr. Gail Jackson, MD

Obstetrician and Gynecologist specializing in bioidentical hormones

Dr. Gail Jackson is a leading specialist in holistic, bio-identical hormone balancing for women to help relieve the effects of menopause.

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Kim Perelli

Kim Perelli

Co-Author, The Bathroom Key

Writing and getting The Bathroom Key published fulfilled a life’s dream for Kim, and she is committed to its cause.

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Dr. Pei Vuong, MS, D.C. CAN

Dr. Pei Vuong, MS, D.C. CAN

Founder, O’hana Naturals, Co-founder Tea Botanics

Dr. Pei Vuong is an expert in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, natural hormone replacement and integrated medicine.

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Erich “Coach E” Nall

Erich “Coach E” Nall

Fitness Trainer and Author

Erich Nall is owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles, California.

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Dr. Shiroko Sokitch, MD

Dr. Shiroko Sokitch, MD

Eastern Medicines and Acupuncture

Dr. Shiroko has a dream – to help her patients have miracles of healing in their lives.

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Julie E., MPH, RD

Julie E., MPH, RD

Dietitian and functional medicine expert

Julie E. is a licensed dietitian and functional medicine expert with a passion for helping people improve their health.

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Dr. Mariza Snyder

Dr. Mariza Snyder

Author and Functional Practitioner

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner and the author of seven books, including the National Bestseller, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution.

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Kamali Minter

Kamali Minter

Love and Intimacy Coach

Kamali's passionate about helping people restore love, pleasure, and connection in their bodies and relationships.

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Susan Sklar, MD

Susan Sklar, MD

Functional Medicine, Founder and Medical Director of the Sklar Center for Women’s Wellness

Dr. Susan Sklar has been a physician in the Long Beach area for the past thirty-five years.

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Susan Carlson

Susan Carlson

Esthetician

Susan Carlson spent 20 years teaching special education and regular education students from kindergarten to sixth grade.

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Dr. Gail Wyatt, PhD.

Dr. Gail Wyatt, PhD.

Clinical Psychologist, Professor and Director, UCLA Sexual Health Program and Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Over the past 35 years, Gail's work has identified gender and cultural beliefs that contradict HIV prevention messages.

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Karen Giblin

Karen Giblin

President and Founder, Red Hot Mamas; Menopause Expert

Karen Giblin is a recognized expert on menopausal health.

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Candace Hanna

Candace Hanna

Stylist

After 15 years in the corporate fashion world, Candace combined her business savvy with her style eye to create her own personal styling business.

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Deborah Garlick

Deborah Garlick

Director, Menopause in the Workplace and Henpicked

She is the Director of Henpicked.net, and Menopause in the Workplace.

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Lauren Chiren

Lauren Chiren

Executive Health Coach and Menopause in the Workplace Specialist

With a panoramic knowledge of corporate dynamics, Lauren also helps large organizations to navigate the transition successfully and empathically.

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Evie Delaney, CDT

Evie Delaney, CDT

Paramedical Artist

She started her company over 19 years ago as a medical micro-pigmentation artist, specializing in brow restoration treatments, and medical camouflage.

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Dr. Natasha Dawkins

Dr. Natasha Dawkins

Physical Therapist

She currently treats pelvic floor issues related to low-functioning pelvic floor dysfunctions

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Beth Houser Coughlin, M.S.Ed

Beth Houser Coughlin, M.S.Ed

Owner/Director of The Living Foods Institute at Tula Health

Beth started her professional career as a Health and English teacher at a school for children with special needs, later serving as principal of the school.

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Dr. Eve Virginia Allen

Dr. Eve Virginia Allen

Alternative Healing, Speaker, Author, Lecturer, Personal Growth Expert, & Spiritual Teacher

Dr. Eve is an internationally recognized speaker, an American doctor of alternative healing practices and an enlightening spiritual teacher.

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Dr. Karima Hirani

Dr. Karima Hirani

Holistic Medicine and Homeopathy

Dr. Karima Hirani is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been practicing integrative medicine since 2001.

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Dr. Natalie Attenello, MD,

Dr. Natalie Attenello, MD,

Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Restoration Specialist

Dr. Natalie H. Attenello, M.D., is a double-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Restoration Specialist in Beverly Hills, California

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Dr. Susanne Bennett

Dr. Susanne Bennett

Holistic Chiropractic

Dr. Susanne Bennett is a holistic chiropractic physician with over 30 years of clinical experience

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Bianca Barahona,

Bianca Barahona,

Dental Hygienist

Bianca Barahona is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Hostos College Bronx New York In 1991

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Lynette Astaire

Lynette Astaire

Founder, Superfood School

Lynnette Astaire, founder and CEO of Superfood School, is a plant-based chef who started her first food business at age 11

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Dr. Sam Najmabadi

Dr. Sam Najmabadi

OB/GYN

Dr. Sam Najmabadi is a member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI)

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Dr. Raquel Hammonds

Dr. Raquel Hammonds

Naturopathic Medicine Expert

Dr Raquel Hammonds is the Naturopathic Medicine Expert at the Center for Reproductive Health & Gynecology

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Dr. Nelson Bennett, MD

Dr. Nelson Bennett, MD

Clinical Psychiatrist

Dr. Nelson Bennett, MD is a clinical psychiatrist and practitioner of Functional Medicine.

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Tammy von Nordheim

Tammy von Nordheim

Essential Oils

Tammy is a Mental Health Therapist and sees clients in her Growth and Wellness Therapy Center office in Roswell, Georgia

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Courtney Geter

Courtney Geter

LMFT and Certified Sex Therapist

Courtney Geter, LMFT, CST is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist with a private therapy practice located in Atlanta, Ga.

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Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dermatologist

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Mandy Ramer, NP-C

Mandy Ramer, NP-C

Dermatologist

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Dr. Hope Ashby

Dr. Hope Ashby

Sex Therapist

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Miriam “Mimi” Percell

Miriam “Mimi” Percell

Wellness Practitioner

Owner of Be Well with Ease Studio,LLC in downtown Decatur, GA.

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Dr. Nicole “Dr. K” Williams

Dr. Nicole “Dr. K” Williams

Chiropractic Medicine

She prides herself on being a true wellness and holistic based practitioner, in that each patient is assessed and treated as a person first and not merely an injury or disease.

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Dr. Assia Stepanian, MD, OB/GYN

Dr. Assia Stepanian, MD, OB/GYN

Founder, Academia of Women’s Health & Endoscopic Surgery

Patients come to Dr. Assia Stepanian for her expertise, innovation, compassion, skill, and dedication to women’s gynecologic health.

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Nirel Shah

Nirel Shah

Founder, Better Living MD

Nirel Shah is the founder of BetterLiving MD.

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Dawn Ann Jameson

Dawn Ann Jameson

Nutritional Awareness Consultant

Dawn Ann Jameson is a Nutritional Awareness Consultant (NAC), and has been active in the nutrition, fitness, and health arena over 35 years.

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Karim Smith

Karim Smith

Personal Trainer and Co-Owner of Body by Kariim

Kariim Smith is a Certified Master Personal Trainer and Co-Owner of Body By Kariim Fitness Studio –located in Atlanta, GA.

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Natt Taylor

Natt Taylor

Designer/Stylist

Now an Atlanta-resident, Taylor celebrates 16 years of success as a fashion trailblazer.

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Mimi Johnson

Mimi Johnson

Make Up Artist

Mimi J. has built a great reputation in the beauty world and is a well sought-after makeup artist and entrepreneur.

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Carla Roberts, MD, Ph.D

Carla Roberts, MD, Ph.D

Gynecologist

Dr. Carla Roberts is a nationally recognized, Board Certified physician in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI).

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Meghan Channon

Meghan Channon

Trichologist

Meghan Channon is a Trichologist in residency with the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Ken Anderson.

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EVENT DETAILS

Keynote Speaker
Make Yourself a Priority : The Beginning of a New You

The Ideal Perimenopause: 
Getting the MInd, Body and Spirit in Balance

Shape Shifting:
Dress for the Body You Have Today

Build a Brain Fit for Life:
End Brain Fog and Memory Lapse

What the Gut is Going On?!:
The Conditions that Disrupt our Hormones

Can I Still Have Heart-Stopping Sex?:
Revive Your Drive

What Women Aren’t Talking About, But Should Be!
(Put an End to Incontinence and Vaginal Atrophy)

Menopause and the Workplace
Learn Tips on what we can ALL do to support women At work.

Lunch and Table Talks

I Miss My Waistline!:
Reduce Belly Fat Without Depriving your Taste Buds

Botox and Fillers and Facelifts, Oh, My!:
Quick Fixes to Relieve the Signs of Aging

Move It!:
Small Steps for Big Fitness Results at Any Age

Is Reversal Really Possible?
Hitting Pause on Menopause

Best Self Experiential Exhibition

Schedule at-a-Glance
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Los Angeles Agenda

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SPONSORS

EXHIBITORS

Experience wellness and beauty stations and several pop-up shops to fill your Body, Spirit, Energy, Mind, Food, and Beauty—top practitioners, teachers, and authors will lead workshops. Whether you’re looking to learn more about meditation, financial health or cooking, the sessions are designed to arm you with
practical tools and fresh insights.

FAQS


GENERAL

When is the conference?

The WisePause Lifestyle Summit takes place in Los Angeles on September 21, 2019 and in Atlanta on October 12, 2019.

What time does the conference begin and end?

The conference begins at both locations begin with registration and breakfast from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM.  General Sessions are scheduled until 4:00 PM.  Table Talks happen at lunch, from 12:30 PM-1:30 PM.  Exhibitor demonstrations will be during lunch and officially begin at 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM.

What is Table Talks?

Table Talks are more intimate opportunities for attendees to ask questions to a variety of experts pertaining to perimenopause or menopause at tables during the lunch hour.  The topics include incontinence, vaginal dryness, nutrition, sexual health, hormonal imbalances, age-defying treatments and more.

Who can attend?

Women in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond who are interested in becoming more knowledgeable in dealing with perimenopause, menopause and aging.

Can I bring my children?

Due to the sensitive and personal nature of topics that will be discussed at the conference, we discourage children from attending.

Are you on social media platforms?

Yes, visit us at on Facebook at WisePause and on Instagram at @WisePause and @WisePauseTour.

What is the dress code for the Summit?

Please dress fashionably comfortable as there will be opportunities participate in yoga and other self-enhancing activities.

How do I get on your email list?

Please send a message to Ginger Campbell, conference producer,  to be put on the mailing list.  Her email is ginger@snap-productions.com.  

Will your event be livestreamed?

No.

Do you have directions to the venue?

Yes.  Here are directions to the Skirball in Los Angeles:  https://www.skirball.org/visit/directions-and-parking

Atlanta venue here
https://www.cobbenergycentre.com/plan-your-visit/how-to-get-here

How much is parking?

Parking is free at the Skirball, parking at the Cobb Performing Arts Theater is $8.

Will this conference return to Los Angeles and Atlanta in 2020?

No. We will travel the tour to new cities in 2020 and 2021.

How can I connect with one of the speakers after the conference?

All speakers’ websites have been provided under the speaker section.

OPPORTUNITIES

I want to be a speaker at WisePause Lifestyle Summit. What do I need to do?

Contact Ginger Campbell via email at ginger@snap-productions.com . You should send her a bio, your website information as well as the topic for which you have expertise.

I’d like to be an exhibitor at WisePause? What do I need to do?

Contact Ginger Campbell via email at ginger@snap-productions.com to outline your product or service offering as well website.  She will reach out to you.

REGISTRATION

What is the cost to attend?

The cost is $150 early bird (until July 30th), $175 discounted if you complete the survey questions or $195 if you don’t complete the survey.

Do I need to pay in full at the time of registration?

Yes.

I am no longer able to attend WisePause Lifestyle Summit. Can I cancel my registration?

Yes, here our cancellation policy: 

More than 60 days before the conference, you will be issued a full refund, minus a $50 administrative fee. 

Within 31-59 days of the conference, you will receive a 25% refund. 

Within 30 days of the conference, you will not be refunded. 

I can’t attend the WisePause Lifestyle Summit, but I would like to transfer my registration. Can I?

Yes, you can up to 48 hours before the event.  You can create an account on the registration page.  Once in the account, you will see “Transfer Registration”.  Click on that option and include the name and email address of the person to whom you are transferring the registration.  At that point, the person will accept.  They can then input their credit card and you will be refunded for your registration.  There is a $10 fee to transfer your registration.

I just found out about the conference and would like to pay at the door. Can I?

Yes, if space is available.

REGISTRATION

LOS ANGELES

SKIRBALL CULTURAL CENTER
SEP 21, 8:00 AM

ATLANTA

COBB ENERGY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
OCT 12, 8:00 AM

RESOURCES

The WisePause Lifestyle Tour features 40 of the world’s most experienced and prestigious women’s health and menopause experts (physicians, naturopaths, psychologists, nutritionists and therapeutic specialists). This listing includes our summit speakers and other specialists we’ve curated on your behalf.

HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONERS

https://www.drpei.com

https://www.cedars-sinai.org/programs/integrative-health/experts.html

www.drsteelsmith.com

www.healthtalksonline.com

www.julieehealth.com

https://www.yourhormones.com

www.dreileenhenry.com

MENOPAUSE SPECIALISTS

www.drgailjackson.com

www.hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com

www.praxisphysicaltherapy.com

ENERGY SPECIALISTS

www.biofieldhealinginstitute.com

FITNESS

www.ultimatetransformations.com

BRAIN SPECIALISTS

www.apeironcenter.com

COSMETIC DERMATOLOGIST

www.grossmandermatology.com

http://milamorganstudio.com

TANTRA

https://www.spaceforlove.com

CONTACT

We look forward to hearing from you and answering your question (s) about our event.

Media Inquires

Please contact Ginger Campbell 213.760.7414 or by ginger@snap-productions.com and put
Media Inquiry in the subject line.

General Questions

If you have a question, you may find the answer on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Sponsor or Exhibit

Please contact Ginger Campbell 323.933.4155 or by ginger@snap-productions.com and put
Sponsor/exhibit in the subject line.

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Kathryn Kassai

Kathryn Kassai is the founder and director of Praxis Physical Therapy in San Pedro, California (Los Angeles). Since 1996, Kathryn has specialized in pelvic floor rehabilitation, which is a highly effective (but not well-known) specialty within physical therapy for urinary incontinence, organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. Praxis Physical Therapy was independently rated as being FIRST in patient satisfaction nationwide, and Kathryn’s 90% success rate was a strong reason for this high ranking. As a sought-after expert in her field, Kathryn has been featured in the LA Times, on local and national television and radio spots, including Dr. Christiane Northrup’s radio show, “Flourish”. She lends her expertise worldwide, through her phone consultation service. She is a professional member of the Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Association for Continence. Through her proven home treatment plan, presented in The Bathroom Key book, Kathryn is determined to get women and men out of the (water) closet and into the sunshine of pelvic floor health…free of incontinence and pelvic pain.

www.praxisphysicaltherapy.com

Dr. Karyn Grossman, MD

Dr. Karyn Grossman, MD is an internationally renowned, board certified cosmetic dermatologist with a well-known celebrity following. Trained at Harvard Medical School, she’s considered a key opinion leader in all fields of esthetics and often works on its frontlines to help develop new technologies, fillers and devices.

She’s also careful about what she does, and only performs procedures she’d use on herself and her family. Her unique point of view clearly strikes a chord with her devoted patients, who seek out her expertise and focused calm, and love the highly personalized attention she gives them.


www.grossmandermatology.com

Denise Pines

A longtime community health advocate and media pioneer, Denise Pines is a trusted resource for women as they pursue midlife wellness. She is dedicated to exploring and promoting fresh concepts for combatting weight gain, wrinkles, and confused libido, and she demonstrates that menopause can be the best time of a woman’s life. Pines believes women are poised for breakthroughs during their WisePause life cycles when they are armed with the right information and make wiser, healthier, and more self- affirming choices. She’s the founder of WisePause Lifestyle Summit, a tour launching this Fall for premenopausal women and the FemAge Tech Index, a report that combines key trends and survey data focusing on diverse women’s preferences for products and
services in the tech sector.

Pines is president of the Medical Board of California and serves on the Martin Luther King Community Hospital Foundation board. She is a member of and serves in leadership positions in the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) School of Medicine, the Triple Step Toward the Cure, and the Taiwan Tea Manufacturers Association. Pines is an award-winning marketer and serial entrepreneur, she has participated in 10 startups, including multimedia companies and foundations. For PBS and NPR, she has been the creative consultant for several talk shows including one with a 14-year run and ten documentaries. She’s produced over 150 events nationwide and designed the marketing strategy that put three books on the New York Times best-seller’s list in one year.


www.wisepausetour.com

Gail

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www.wisepausetour.com

Kim Perelli

A Southern California native, Kim Perelli is a married and busy mom of two teenage children. In addition, Kim is a Senior Account Executive for Stem, the leader in intelligent energy storage and software optimization. When not on “mom” or “career” duty, you will find her in the Pilates studio. As a self-proclaimed Pilates-junkie, Kim spends 3-5 days a week in the studio as part of her pelvic floor maintenance routine. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Kim is an active member of her alumni and an avid football fan. In her spare time, she loves to write, and hopes to have more published work in her future.

Writing and getting The Bathroom Key published fulfilled a life’s dream for Kim, and she is committed to its cause. The heart-felt messages and emails of appreciation from the readers of The Bathroom Key have been incredibly inspirational for Kim, who believes in the power of women sharing their stories. As an advocate for women's health and the natural, non-invasive benefits of physical therapy with incontinent women, Kim invites you to email your story to her at TheBathroomKey@aol.com.

 

Dr. Pei Vuong, MS, D.C. CAN

Dr. Pei Vuong, MS, D.C. CAN is an expert in nutrition, herbal therapy, vitamin therapy, homeopathy, natural hormone replacement and integrated medicine. Dr Pei runs a busy practice at his natural and integrative clinic in Southern California.  He’s helped thousands of patients—including professional athletes, Hollywood entertainers top business executives, and everyday people—regain their health and wellness. Dr Pei is a board certified graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences with a chiropractic degree and is a certified clinical nutritionist.

9:05 AM

The Ideal Perimenopause: Getting the Mind, Body and Spirit in Balance

The years leading up to menopause (your 30s, 40s and 50s) is a transitional stage that shows up in different ways for each woman. Learn about the 40-plus symptoms and your treatment choices, which include lifestyle, nutrition, herbs, hormone precursors and natural hormones, and stress management to optimize your health.

  1. Premature perimenopause and why is it coming earlier.
  2. Are hormone imbalances inherited?
  3. Guidance on how to make decisions about your health that take your individuality into account.
  4. Find out why your hormones are out of balance in the first place.
  5. How do I decide between natural alternatives, bioidentical hormones or prescription meds?
  6. Ways to prevent the diseases of aging.
  7. Tips on how to find the right type of doctor.
  8. Remedies in the grocery store for common premenopausal symptoms.
  9. Why midlife women are getting autoimmune diseases.
  10. Asking for the right lab tests to uncover health risks.

10:05 AM

Shape Shifting: Dress for the Body You Have Today

Discover the colors that work for your skin tone, accessory tricks to enhance your wardrobe and the clothing that celebrates your body’s shape today.

  1. Learn the top 10 secrets of stylish women.
  2. Build your closet with clothes that put the spotlight on your shape and favorite
    features.
  3. Mix and match from your closet with ease and take the guesswork out of your morning

10:20 AM

Build a Brain Fit for Life: End Brain Fog and Memory Lapse

Maybe you’ve already had frustrating episodes with your memory and you’re wondering…Am I losing my mind? Research shows there’s also a brain-hormone connection and a fix for improving mental sharpness.

  1. Find out why your brain doesn’t work like it used to and the everyday habit to change it.
  2. Take steps right now to ensure a healthy brain function.
  3. Feed your brain with foods that lift your mood and prevent issues as we age.

10:55 AM

What the Gut is Going On?!: The Conditions That Disrupt Our Hormones

Say good-bye to frustrating gas, bloating, stomach pain and constipation, and take back your gut health by eliminating the foods that disrupt your hormones. It only takes small fixes to rebuild your gut microbiome to feel and look your best.

  1. Learn how the onset of sudden food allergies and intolerances can cause gas, bloating and
    stomach cramping.
  2. Discover how your gut microbiome affects mental and physical health and hormonal
    balance.
  3. Find the best fermented foods you can eat for getting quality probiotics naturally.
  4. Understand how to work sugar-free foods and drinks into your diet. 
  5. Make the connection between parasites and hormone imbalance.
  6. Commit to eliminating foods that trash your brain.
  7. Alcohol and menopause don’t mix.

11:15 AM

Can I Still Have Heart-Stopping Sex?! Revive Your Drive

For some women, sex gets better at midlife. Research suggest as women age, they feel more confident and comfortable in their own skin, and this allows them to feel more empowered to communicate sexual needs to their partners. The bad news is that some women experience negative changes— vaginal dryness, less frequent sex, difficulty reaching orgasm. Many of these changes are experienced with midlife stressors. Now is the time to get creative in order to make intimacy more pleasurable.

  1. Hear about surgical and non-surgical solutions to increase pleasure and reduce pain.
  2. Address common challenges with libido, arousal and orgasms.
  3. Find paths to satisfying sex.
  4. Learn what you can do to become orgasmically proficient and why it’s important for hormonal balance.
  5. Learn what happens during sex therapy.
  6. Find out what our partners need to know to keep us humming!
  7. Understand how heavy metals and other toxins reduce sex hormones.
  8. Discover how better sleep could mean better sex.
  9. Solve the biggest problem in the bedroom—desire.

11:45 AM

What Women Aren’t Talking About, But Should Be!
(Put an End to Incontinence and Vaginal Atrophy)

You can prevent or reverse incontinence, prolapse, atrophy and other uncomfortable conditions.

  1. Learn why you shouldn’t wait till you have problems to pay attention to your pelvic health.
  2. Explore how a few simple exercises can save you from surgery.
  3. Find out about the most important hormone for pelvic health.
  4. Solutions to urinary leakage.

12:20 PM

Menopause and the Workplace

While the needs associated with pregnancy and motherhood are being woven into the fabric of our modern working world, very few employers recognize the needs of women going through perimenopause and menopause. This “change of life” remains stigmatized, and many women suffer unnecessarily in silence. In the US there are more than 37 million women in employment aged between 40 to 55 experiencing menopausal symptoms. Learn 7 Tips on what we can ALL do to support women At work.

12:40 PM

LUNCH & TABLE TALKS

Table Talks Topics

  1. How to Talk to Your Loved Ones About What’s Happening to You
  2. Tantra: Tap into the Secrets of Female Pleasure
  3. How Hormones Help Your Brain
  4. How Do I get My Sex Drive Back?
  5. Tired of Being Tired: End Fatigue and Boost Energy
  6. Managing Stress, Overwhelmed and Getting Unstuck
  7. Help Me Lose This Belly Fat
  8. Hot Flashes and Night Sweat Relief
  9. Essential Oils for Perimenopause and Menopause
  10. The Bathroom Key: Put an End to Incontinence
  11. How to Partner with Your Doctor for the Best Outcome
  12. Your Teeth and Menopause
  13. Is Your Technology Creating Your Imbalance?
  14. Get Your Hair Back: Breakthrough Therapies
  15. How Your Diet Impacts Your Symptoms
  16. CBD and Women’s Health
  17. Facial Rejuvenation: Botox, Fillers, Peels and More
  18. Loving the Skin You’re In

1:50 PM

I Miss My Waistline!: Reduce Belly Fat Without Depriving Your Taste Buds

Getting older doesn’t have to mean gaining weight. But it does matter what foods you eat--and when! Learn why the typical approach of diet and exercise doesn’t work for women in peri- through post-menopause.

  1. Learn the metabolism basics: what you eat, how it breaks down, why it is used or not used, and when it slows down.
  2. Discover how to turn your natural hormonal rhythms into a fat-burning, body-sculpting, health-rejuvenating advantage.
  3. Explore the legitimate weight loss effectiveness of fast-mimicking diets, detox teas, smaller meal sizes and plain old fasting.
  4. Learn how you can tell if your gut is out of balance, and what you can do to heal and get it working better.
  5. Understand why blood sugar becomes more important as women age.

2:15 PM

Botox and Fillers and Face-Lifts, Oh, My!: Quick-Fixes to Relieve the Signs of Aging

Our skin and hair goes through its own aging process, from dryness to wrinkles and from color shifts to changes in texture and volume. The good news is, you don’t have to concede to any of those signs of aging, and you can have fresher-looking skin and hair over time with minimally invasive treatments, skincare products, and acupuncture, microcurrent, Ozone facials, PRP face lifts or DIY face-lift treatments that stimulate your own skin tissues.

  1. Learn how hormonal changes impact skin before, during and after menopause, and what you can do about it.
  2. Know which ingredients in skincare products can mess with your hormones and which ones you should avoid.
  3. Discover the best and worst foods for beautiful skin—those you ingest and use to create DIY beauty products.
  4. Skincare treatments for 40+ that works.

3:10 PM

Moving It!: Small Steps for Big Fitness Results at Any Age

The exercises you did in your 20s and 30s may not work in your 50s and 60s. Still, moving through menopause helps you feel better. Learn the type of exercise that makes your body happy and start moving now!

  1. Let go of the fear attached to weight and aging.
  2. Use exercise to handle stress and hormone changes at the same time.
  3. Fit three types of exercise into your schedule: aerobic, resistance and flexibility.
  4. Start slowly and learn to enjoy exercising.
  5. Learn the one exercise that speeds up weight loss.
  6. Discover why the “exercise more, eat less” approach rarely works.
  7. Structure your workout week to maximize fitness benefits and energy.
  8. Turn your natural hormonal rhythms into a fat-burning, body-sculpting, health-rejuvenating advantage.

3:30 PM

Is Reversal Really Possible? Hitting Pause on Menopause

Though still in early stages, emerging therapies research suggest that menopause could be put on pause—at least temporarily. Scientists are looking at two potential treatments aimed at reducing the symptoms of menopause and reviving natural ovulation: melatonin therapy (using nightly dose of melatonin to restore menstruation) and ovarian rejuvenation (inject your ovaries with platelet-rich plasma [PRP]). Other scientists are exploring whether transplanting lab-made ovaries might stop common menopausal symptoms. And researchers’ studies are looking at how diets rich in legumes and fish may put off the natural onset of menopause.

4:00 PM

Best Self Experiential Exhibition

Discover Your Artsy Self: Participate in paint & sip, pottery classes, poetry, mixology, jewelry making, floral art, hand lettering and more.

Soak & Simmer Roundtable: Treat yourself with herbal foot baths that target the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause.

5-Minute Fixes: Learn about short but impactful exercise, food on the go, yoga, makeup tricks and more.

Style Mentalist: Discover the colors that work for your skin tone and the clothing that celebrates your body’s shape. This fun 10-minute session—which features a playful tarot card reader type experience—includes advice and style points tailored for you. 

Healthy In & Out: Watch demonstrations in a live “kitchen” with great foods you can put in your body for fuel and on your body as natural masks to scrubs. 

Body & Soul Tea: Sample teas from Tea Botanics as you combine natural elements—from Epsom salt to sage—to create your own soaking tea bag.

Dr. Shiroko Sokitch, MD

Dr. Shiroko has a dream – to help her patients have miracles of healing in their lives. Her quest to find the best answers to healing led her to integrate the best of Western Medicine with Chinese Medicine. During her second year of surgical residency – she realized that she couldn’t provide the care she wanted to give by being a surgeon. While still in surgery she fell in love with Chinese Medicine and decided to pursue her education as an acupuncturist. She worked as an Emergency Physician for 10 years while studying Chinese Medicine and creating her dream medical center.

Dr Shiroko opened Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, CA in 1993. Combining modern technology and advancements in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with the ancient remedies of Eastern Medicine has allowed Dr. Shiroko to realize her passion for helping her patients live the best lives they can. She is an expert at helping you navigate the understanding of Western medicine in combination with alternative medicine. Her unique perspective will help you understand what your soul and body are trying to communicate to you.

She is quite excited to be the only doctor of her type in the area. Since January of 2000, she has also written an alternative medical advice column in three local Sonoma County Newspapers.  In May of 2009, she and her friend Sivan Garr, spiritual teacher, decided they wanted to help a larger audience with their work. They began filming Perspectives on Healing, a public access television show which they did for 2 years. It is still airing in several cities in California.

In her office, she specializes in listening closely so that she understands your health concerns and is able to guide you to finding the best treatments. In addition to acupuncture, she works with craniosacral therapy, herbs, nutritional supplements, specific diagnostic tests, exercise and diet to help you find the best balance for your body. Her extensive understanding of the spiritual/emotional connection to your physical problems will help you to heal at a greater depth with more lasting results.

https://hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com

Dr. Gail Jackson, MD

She is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is Emeritus at Cedars- Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Her phenomenal success in hormone balancing has allowed her to transition her practice and focus exclusively on keeping women fabulous beginning at 45, through all the years of life.

http://www.drgailjackson.com

Julie E., MPH, RD

For over three decades Julie has been working with individuals of all ages to help find the root of their health ailments, and treat them naturally.  An anti-aging expert, Julie has reversed her telomeres & cellular health to that of a 12 year old.  Her international practice includes parents, kids, pets and celebrity athletes. On her website and her social media she educates us on her secrets to health including unique tips such as how to care for your assembly line.

https://www.julieehealth.com

Dr. Mariza Snyder

Author and Functional Practitioner

Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner and the author of seven books, including the National Bestseller, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focused on balancing hormones with the power of essential oils, and the #1 Amazon Bestseller The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils.

For the past ten years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Fox News Health, Oprah Magazine, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the Essentially You Podcast, designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women's hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

www.drmariza.com

Kamali Minter

Love and Intimacy Coach

Kamali is passionate about helping people restore love, pleasure, and connection in their bodies and relationships. She offers this transformation through simple movement, meditation and self-awareness practices, which come from her knowledge of Tantra, Taoism, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, and Sensual Embodiment work. Through her guidance clients have healed from heartbreak, released shame and trauma, and learned how to have more sensual, honest, connected relationships. She has learned from a number of gifted spiritual teachers along the way. She did her 200 YTT with Shivakali Yoga, Tantra teacher training with Embody Tantra, is a certified Sacred Feminine facilitator through Tao Tantric Arts and the Universal Tao, and is a trained Reiki Master. Her approach to healing is about making ancient wisdom relevant to our modern lives by guiding practices that have been used for thousands of years to reach enlightened states, in ways that are accessible and fun.

www.spaceforlove.com

Susan Carlson

Esthetician

After receiving her BA from UCLA and her Master’s Degree along with two teaching credentials, Susan Carlson spent 20 years teaching special education and regular education students from kindergarten to sixth grade. In 2003, her mother was diagnosed with a terminal disease and was given two years to live. Susan discovered two amazing instruments that would prolong her mother’s life, and retired from teaching to treat her mother. She also started The Rexelle Group to help others with these instruments. While giving treatments, her clients noticed that their wrinkles were disappearing and encouraged Susan to get her esthetician’s license. She got her license in July 2007, and was soon in business, helping to make her clients look younger and feel healthier.

Susan Sklar, MD

Functional Medicine, Founder and Medical Director of the Sklar Center for Women’s Wellness

Dr. Susan Sklar has been a physician in the Long Beach area for the past thirty-five years. Dr. Sklar finished her training as an Obstetrician-Gynecologist, specializing in women’s health, at the Beth Israel Hospital, a Harvard teaching affiliate in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981 and then moved to Southern California. She delivered babies and cared for the gynecologic needs of her patients until 1989, when she limited her practice of medicine to gynecology and began a long career specializing in the care of mid-life women.

After many years of caring for mid-life women in the important area of hormones, she saw a need for services in the important area of female sexuality. She developed a specialty practice in the treatment of female sexual function problems and did clinical research in this important area. She also served as a reviewer for the Journal of Sexual Medicine. Caring for women and their sexual problems propelled her professional development further into the complex field of hormones, both for women and the men in their lives.

The culmination of these years of experience occurred when she gained the perspective of the field of Anti-Aging Medicine. This relatively new field of medicine recognizes that hormonal decline and imbalance causes humans to age in ways that are not necessary or inevitable. Replacement and balancing of these natural substances result in improved vitality and a longer healthy span of life with less chronic illness. She has spoken nationally on the topic of Burning Mouth Syndrome, a chronic pain condition that affects mainly women. Since 2017, she has been speaking on the topics of Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairment and cognitive decline.

She enjoys spending time with her grown children and her husband of 40 years. She enjoys the theater, she supports the arts, and she likes to exercise, especially outdoors, in the beautiful Southern California climate.

Dr. Gail Wyatt, PhD.

Clinical Psychologist, Professor and Director, UCLA Sexual Health Program and Dept. of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

I was one of the first NIMH funded early career investigators to be funded for 17 years to develop a protocol to examine the socio cultural context of sexual decision making among African American men and women which set the template for my career. Over the past 35 years, my work has identified gender and cultural beliefs that contradict HIV prevention messages. They are associated with heightened sexual and drug related risk taking. I have developed a conceptual framework to use in HIV interventions with African Americans and tested culturally congruent interventions to increase the proportion of condom use and to reduce psychological distress among HIV positive men and women with histories of sexual abuse, trauma, and substance abuse histories. I was the initiator of a multi- disciplinary team that developed and tested the first culturally congruent intervention for HIV sero- discordant African American couples in four cities with NIMH in a U10 grant mechanism for 8 years.

This was the first and largest intervention developed and tested for self-identified heterosexual male and female couples, which represents the most common mode of HIV transmission in the world. The organization and management of a national study has enhanced my experience in working with large datasets with geographical distinctions important to assess as mediators and moderators of HIV related outcomes, histories of drug and alcohol abuse included. Further, the mentoring of new investigators in culturally congruent HIV and substance abuse research has also been an important asset to past and current studies. I was also principal investigator of our team that was awarded the ARRA funded HIV Translational Training Grants and a NIDA funded training program with over 30 Scholars who conduct pilot studies and apply for R series grants. For 12 years, we have trained 15 South African scholars to conduct research and pre-doctoral students for 4 years. Nine of those first authored articles were published in May, 2017 in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice, an APA journal, by Phodiso graduates. Their research datasets are now used to teach over 200 undergraduate and 11 pre doctoral scholars ( thus far) from across the country to conduct research on the effects of Trauma, and Mental Health on risks for HIV/AIDS in the NIMH funded Tirisano (working together) Project. Domestically, I have directed the current Collaborative Center for Trauma and Mental Health Disparities, chaired and organized weekly meetings and hosted receptions for distinguished speakers and monthly research methods meetings and have mentored new and established investigators. My research has generated over 250 publications, 6 books and 10 Congressional documents that can influence the implementation, funding and policies related to evidence based interventions that address the needs of communities that serve HIV infected and at risk populations.

www.ucla.edu

Karen Giblin

President and Founder, Red Hot Mamas; Menopause Expert

Karen Giblin is a recognized expert on menopausal health. She is Founder and President of Red Hot Mamas®, the nation's largest menopause education program providing mid-life women's health information and support which began in 1991. Red Hot Mamas® programs have been offered in over 250 hospitals and physician practices in the US and Canada.

Directed by Giblin, the Red Hot Mamas® award-winning website, www.redhotmamas.org provides up-to-date information to help women take charge of their menopause. She is Editor- in Chief of the Red Hot Mamas® monthly E-newsletter, The Menopause Minute®. Both of these educational channels dispense the latest news on menopause health, research, strategies, approaches and treatments to guide women through menopause, and offers culling advice on how to make smarter lifestyle choices to live long, healthy lives at menopause and beyond.

Giblin is a frequently quoted source whose insights have appeared in national media and press including The Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Reuters News, LA Times, LA Daily News, Newsday, MSNBC, Web MD, Fortune, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Women's Day , Time, Harper’s Bazaar, Living Fit, Pink, Reader's Digest's New Choices, magazines and other publications. She has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN News, CBS, NBC, Fox TV, Better TV, QVC and other media outlets.

Giblin has authored two books entitled "Eat to Defeat Menopause" (De Capo Publishing) and "The Manual of Management Counseling for the Perimenopausal and Menopausal Patient"; (Parthenon-CRC Press). In addition, she’s been the lead investigator and presenter of numerous research projects on women’s health. Karen is a member of The North American Menopause Society and The International Menopause Society.

She is former producer and host of “Health Watch” – a radio program dedicated to health issues. She also served 3 terms as Selectman, in Ridgefield, CT, and was the recipient of the Elizabeth Blackwell Award/Feminist Leadership Award, from the National Organization of Women. Karen lives in New Jersey with her husband and their two Norwich Terrier dogs.

www.redhotmamas.org

 

Candace Hanna

Stylist

Candace began her career in corporate fashion working for major fashion houses in both Los Angeles and New York City. After 15 years in the corporate fashion world, Candace combined her business savvy with her style eye to create her own personal styling business. Now, Candace works with women all over the country (and world) to help them become their most confident and achieve their goals (both personal and professional) via their wardrobe.

www.stylebycandace.com

Deborah Garlick

Director, Menopause in the Workplace and Henpicked

Deborah is passionate about helping people live better lives by raising awareness and understanding of the menopause, changing perceptions and getting everyone talking about it. She is the Director of Henpicked.net, and Menopause in the Workplace.  Since its launch, Henpicked.net has grown to be one of the UK’s largest, fastest growing communities for women over 40. Henpicked’s book ‘Menopause: The Change for the Better’ was published by Bloomsbury in May 2018. Deborah and her team have been working with UK-wide and international organizations to make it easy for them to introduce the right training, policies and practices to raise awareness and education of this critical area. She’s a member of The British Menopause Society. With decades of colleague engagement and communication experience as a board-level adviser, she’s led the development of the Henpicked menopause at work toolkit. She frequently talks about menopause in the workplace on TV and Radio and media, recently appearing on the BBC and The Politics Show.

https://henpicked.net

Lauren Chiren

Executive Health Coach and Menopause in the Workplace Specialist

Lauren is an executive health coach and menopause specialist. Since founding Women of a Certain Stage, Lauren has improved the lives of thousands of women in the UK and US in her role as mentor, keynote speaker and corporate menopause consultant. Previously a senior executive in financial services, Lauren couples her notable experience with qualifications in psychology, physical training and sports therapy, nutrition, health and a wealth of transformational and mastery coaching training to shine a light on the impact of menopause and drive real change in global attitudes. Lauren says, ‘Working with such a broad spectrum of clients including celebrities, athletes and business leaders, has given me a remarkable insight into how to support and empower women to regain the vitality and presence they enjoyed before menopause.’ With a panoramic knowledge of corporate dynamics, Lauren also helps large organizations to navigate the transition successfully and empathically. ‘Corporate clients find that becoming menopause savvy improves wellbeing and morale, boosts performance, promotes inclusivity and ensures all employees can discuss menopause sensitively and practically. Additionally, being a menopause friendly firm helps attract and retain female talent and improve employee engagement and gender equality’ A trusted coach and mentor to many female executives, Lauren brings an insightful directness, commercial pragmatism and absolute passion for ensuring optimum wellbeing and resilience. For private coaching, corporate wellbeing and speaking engagements, please get in touch.

www.womenofacertainstage.com

Evie Delaney, CDT

Paramedical Artist

I started my company over 19 years ago as a medical micro-pigmentation artist, specializing in brow restoration treatments, and medical camouflage From those humble beginnings I built on my my on- going passion for the healing arts. The Nouveau Clinic opened the doors in January of 2000 with a focus on non-invasive cosmetic restoration services. We specialize in non-medical options for rejuvenating the scalp, face and body. Our clinic offers cosmetic treatments designed to repair or camouflage the most common problems associated with aging. Non-invasive technologies blend the best of science and holistic skin care, as an alternative to more invasive procedures or surgery. As a clinical makeup artist, I understand the importance of appearance, and how a positive self-image fuels a happier mind-body connection as we age. The Nouveau Clinic's philosophy of working in harmony with the body's own ability to repair itself, was born from my desire to help men and women discover the benefits of shifting focus from anti-aging, to better aging. This is a shared passion for our entire team. Our service menu features state of the art rejuvenation therapies sourced from around the world. As pioneers in the field of non-invasive skin care, eyebrow restoration and scalp rejuvenation treatments, we strive to help our clients discover healthier and more sustainable ways to restore the vibrancy of youth.

  1. All of our treatments are lifestyle friendly, without the risk of surgery or downtime.
  2. We are specialists in pigment balancing, rosacea,  non-surgical face and body lifts, and brow and scalp restoration services
  3. Our Technicians are skilled in the special requirements of ethnic skin, thyroid imbalances and alopecia.

www.nouveaufaceandbody.com

Dr. Natasha Dawkins

Physical Therapist

Dr. Natasha Dawkins graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S in Microbiology in 2010. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015 from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with high honors and with the distinct honor of being presented with the Susan J. Herdman Award for Clinical Practice for her pursuit in pelvic floor physical therapy. She spent her first 2 years after graduation working at a Level 2 Trauma Center in Northeast Atlanta working with multi- level trauma patients. In addition, she spent time in the obstetrics unit educating antepartum and postpartum patients on pelvic health during and after pregnancy. She now works in the southwest corridor of Atlanta with an outpatient rehab company (Benchmark Rehab Partners) and is striving to foster improved pelvic health education for her community. She is currently working towards her Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic) through the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women's Health. She currently treats pelvic floor issues related to low-functioning pelvic floor dysfunctions (ie: prolapse, stress/urge urinary incontinence, urinary urgency), obstetrics issues (ie: diastasis recti, antepartum pain, postpartum pain, pelvic pain), and high-tone pelvic floor dysfunctions (ie: constipation, pelvic pain, painful intercourse). In her free time, Natasha enjoys running with the West Georgia Track Club, hiking, traveling with her husband, and lounging around with her 2 adorable dogs.​

www.benchmarkpt.com

Beth Houser Coughlin, M.S.Ed,

Owner/Director of The Living Foods Institute at Tula Health

Beth is owner and director of The Living Foods Institute at Tula Health. Early in life Beth learned the value of good health and natural healing from the balance of her medical Dr father and yoga teacher mother. Beth started her professional career as a Health and English teacher at a school for children with special needs, later serving as principal of the school. In the early 2000s, she left the school to open a yoga and natural healing facility, which she owned and operated until her father was diagnosed with a terminal brain disease, seven years later. Her concern for her father led her to return to graduate school and delve more deeply into her research about neuroplasticity, brain healing and the gut-brain connection. Her master’s thesis focused on the specific impact of yoga on neurological functioning. Beth feels strongly that one of the reasons for the many success stories over the past 20 years at the Living Foods Institute relates to the unique approach to gut health, microbiome reseeding and the concurrent nurturing of the mind and the gut during the programs. She looks forward to the continued growth of The Living Foods Institute at Tula Health, eventual opening of new locations, and the opportunity to bring balanced natural healing to a broader market.​

Dr. Eve Virginia Allen

Alternative Healing, Speaker, Author, Lecturer, Personal Growth Expert, & Spiritual Teacher

Dr. Eve is an internationally recognized speaker, an American doctor of alternative healing practices and an enlightening spiritual teacher. For over 2 decades she has been respected as an established holistic practitioner and an esteemed source of valuable knowledge on alternative & complementary medicine and healing modalities. Paradoxically, Dr. Eve has a unique vantage point on traditional medicine in contrast to and at times in conjunction with alternative modalities. She spent twenty years in the pharmaceutical industry providing her uncommon insight and expertise to help the industry better serve consumers. Her rare perspective on the pharmaceutical industry and the holistic health & wellness realm inspired Dr. Eve to expand beyond the corporate arena into the multi-faceted world of natural healing. Dr. Eve has arisen as a transformative speaker and teacher who brings profound education and insights regarding healing from ancient worlds and modern systems. Her experience, knowledge and expertise in these areas have culminated in her developing authentic and effective holistic healing techniques of her own. For years she has helped people to transform their health on a one on one basis. She is currently making her vast knowledge accessible to many people at once through her content-rich lectures, workshops and seminars. Dr. Eve’s holistic healing expertise has made her a popular keynote speaker and consultant to universities, corporations and consumer groups. Events that feature Dr. Eve as the keynote speaker or authoritative panel member are sure to be enriching, lively and very well received by attendees. Dr. Eve’s media appearances include national radio, Good Morning LA, KCAL Channel 9 News and the CBS News Early Show. She lives in Los Angeles, California.​

Erich Nall

Erich Nall is owner and founder of Ultimate Transformations Training in Los Angeles, California. He has coached and trained many successful professional athletes, celebrities, models and others in the entertainment industry for the past 18 years. Nall is a certified trainer, nutritionist, motivational speaker and dedicated life coach and is a regular guest and commentator on KJLH 201.3 FM’s the “Front Page with Dominique DiPrima” and contributing writer for Volleyball Magazine and Our Weekly Newspaper in Los Angeles. He is the author of “The Ultimate Transformations process of 21 Days to Ultimate Health and Wellness” which has supported hundreds of individuals, as they work to correct and replace bad habits that have taken several decades to form. As a motivational speaker, Erich Nall’s charisma, wisdom and knowledge allow him to connect with diverse audiences on a broad range of topics. He draws upon his experience as a professional athlete, corporate businessman, community leader, personal trainer, husband and father of three young women, to motivate individuals and groups, young and old, to live their best lives.


www.ultimatetransformations.com

Dr. Karima Hirani

Holistic Medicine and Homeopathy

Dr. Karima Hirani is a Board Certified Family Physician who has been practicing integrative medicine since 2001. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from UCLA School of Public Health. She is a graduate of USC Medical School. She has been Board Certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She is also Board Certified in Clinical Homeopathy from the Center of Education in Homeopathy (CEDH). She has interests in Pediatric and Adult Chronic Illness and Women’s Health. Specific areas of specialty include, Detoxification, Ozone and Neural Therapy. She has received training from European Doctors, in the use of PRP with Ozone to make fillers from your own blood to give you a natural face lift. The treatment is an alternative to women who do not wish to use synthetic agents on their face. It goes beyond the regular vampire facial. The results speak for themselves. Neural therapy is an injection technique in many ways similar to acupuncture, but it involves the use of novocaine (dental anesthetic) to reset the nervous system. The female pelvic, thyroid and adrenal injections are a great benefit to women suffering from PMS, and or menopausal issues. Most recently, she has been doing neural therapy with the chakras to truly open up the flow of energy and help women get an even more intense improvement in their health.

Dr. Natalie Attenello, MD,

Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Restoration Specialist

Dr. Natalie H. Attenello, M.D., is a double-board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Hair Restoration Specialist in Beverly Hills, California who is regarded as an expert in all aspects of facial plastic surgery and hair restoration. As one of the top female facial plastic surgeons, she specializes exclusively in plastic surgery of the face and neck including facial rejuvenation (facelift, necklift), rhinoplasty, as well as hair transplantation. She has the unique combination of unparalleled education and training combined with a keen aesthetic – emphasizing beautiful, natural appearing results. Her goal is to create stunning, long-lasting results that enhance each patient's unique features. She has been featured on Forbes, NewBeauty, and ExtraTV.

www.drattenello.com

Dr. Susanne Bennett,

Holistic Chiropractic

Dr. Susanne Bennett is a holistic chiropractic physician with over 30 years of clinical experience and advanced study, specializing in allergies, gut and autoimmune disorders, environmental and longevity medicine. Utilizing integrative and functional medicine, Dr. Susanne collaborates with patients of all ages to gently and safely care for a wide range of illnesses, incorporating Eastern and Western modalities as well as orthomolecular nutrients and detoxification formulations into her treatment plans. She’s the #1 Best-selling author of The Kimchi Diet: Revive Your Gut – Get Lean – Live Longer, Mighty Mito: Power Up Your Mitochondria for Boundless Energy, Laser Sharp Mental Focus and a Powerful Vibrant Body and The 7-Day Allergy Makeover: A Simple Program to Eliminate Allergies and Restore Vibrant Health from the Inside Out. Sharing simple health strategies to help you start feeling better today is one of Dr. Susanne’s passions, and she’s the dedicated talk show host of Wellness For Life on RadioMD and iHeartRadio. As a mentor and lecturer, Dr. Susanne frequently speaks to professional and consumer audiences globally on women’s leadership and health & wellness strategies. Her work has been featured in numerous television outlets and publications, including ABC Family Channel, Fox News with Dr. Manny, Extra NBC, Good Day LA, Marie Claire, First for Women, Woman’s World Magazine, Women’s Health and OK Magazine. Dr. Susanne lives in Pacific Palisades with her husband George and her pup Lola and loves organic living, snorkeling with whale sharks and eating kimchi!

www.drsusanne.com

Bianca Barahona

Dental Hygienist

Bianca Barahona is a Registered Dental Hygienist who graduated from Hostos College Bronx New York In 1991 . She is currently practicing in a private dental office in Los Angeles. Bianca prides herself In staying current with the latest research In preventative oral health care which provides a fresh attitude and passion When educating her patients, she strives for a positive patient experience and a collaborative care plans for optimal health.

www.yourlosangelesdentist.com

Lynette Astaire

Founder, Superfood School

​Lynnette Astaire, founder and CEO of Superfood School, is a plant-based chef who started her first food business at age 11 after becoming fed-up with the school lunch. After earning a BA at SVA in NYC, she launched her professional career in NYC and helped to build one of Oaxaca, Mexico's most popular beach properties as partner and head chef. Unlike most restaurant chefs, for whom success relies on the secrecy of their recipes, and vegan chefs, who are committed to converting 100%, Lynnette openly shares her “predominantly plant-based” lifestyle and has created Superfood School to empower people of all diets to get more plants on their plates. Lynnette’s past work in the entertainment world, her no-nonsense perspective on wellness and her healing of personal illness through diet makes her a creative, authentic and inspiring figure. Raised in Chicago and schooled in NYC, Lynnette now lives between Los Angeles and the Pacific Coast of Mexico where she hosts wellness events (and pretends to surf).

www.superfoodschool.com

Dr. Sam Najmabadi

OB/GYN

​Dr. Sam Najmabadi is a member of the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). Members of SREI are a select group of physicians who are committed to providing excellence in reproductive health through education, research, and patientcare. Membership is limited infertility physicians who have been certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) as having special knowledge and proficiency in the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology and in the subspecialty of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Fewer than 800 physicians have achieved this distinction.

www.reproductive.org

Dr. Raquel Hammonds

Naturopathic Medicine Expert

​Dr Raquel Hammonds is the Naturopathic Medicine Expert at the Center for Reproductive Health & Gynecology. Dr. Hammonds explores the root cause of subfertility/infertility in men and women undergoing IVF and IUI. By looking into Gut Imbalances, Micronutrient Deficiencies and Toxin exposure, Dr. Hammonds will remove the obstacles impeding conception to give you and your partner your best chances at conceiving!

www.reproductive.org

Dr. Nelson Bennett, MD,

Clinical Psychiatrist, Functional Medicine Practitioner

​Dr. Nelson Bennett, MD is a clinical psychiatrist and practitioner of Functional Medicine. He has nearly 30 years of experience working with the full spectrum of mental health disorders. Working as a child and adult psychiatrist, he has used a combination of treatment approaches to help many people recover from the ravages of ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and problems with memory and concentration. Prior to joining Amen Clinics, Dr. Bennett worked in Mental Health Centers in child and adolescent psychiatry, at Crisis Care Centers and Dual-Diagnosis Units, and most recently as the Medical Director in the Mental Health Department of Corrections for the State of Georgia. Dr. Bennett brings a wealth of experience and a passion for looking at the whole picture. When patients come to Dr. Bennett, the complexity of their problems will receive the respect and assessment they deserve. Dr. Bennett is Board-certified in Adult, Adolescent and Child Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Tammy von Nordheim

Essential Oils

​With a degree in Psychology and Social Work, Tammy von Nordheim recognizes that the world needs more personal empowerment relating to Mental Health Wellness, Mindfulness, and Emotional Intelligence, including awareness directed at being an advocate for your own personal physical health. She is a Mental Health Therapist and sees clients in her Growth and Wellness Therapy Center office in Roswell, Georgia. Tammy has being using and studying the healing properties of Essential Oils and has shared her knowledge speaking at multiple events over the years, including the Young Living Convention in 2015 in which about 10k people attended over a 3 day weekend.

www.GaWTC.com

Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dermatologist

​Dr. Jodi Ganz knew that she wanted to work with people at an early age, and explored psychology, nutrition and public health before she chose clinical medicine. She was drawn to dermatology specifically because it combined all the things she loved:  on-going patient care, microscope work and surgery. Dr. Ganz is married and has two children. Outside of the practice, she enjoys running, yoga and a good meal. Member: American Academy of Dermatology Member: Atlanta Dermatological Association Member: ISVVD (International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease) Member: National Vulvodynia Association Member: Women’s Dermatologic Society

www.olanskydermatology.com

Mandy Ramer, NP-C

Dermatologist

​BS of Science in Management, Georgia Institute of Technology BS of Science in Nursing, Kennesaw State University Master of Science in Nursing, Georgia State University Board Certified by AANP Member of Dermatology Nurses’ Association Mandy is a Georgia native who grew up in Marietta. She originally joined Olansky Dermatology Associates in 2012 as a nurse and rejoined the group in 2018 after completing her nurse practitioner program. Mandy enjoys practicing general dermatology but also has a special interest in cosmetic dermatology including injectable treatments. When she is not working, Mandy enjoys spending time outside with her son and is a self-proclaimed “foodie” who enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants.

www.olanskydermatology.com

Courtney Geter

LMFT and Certified Sex Therapist

​Courtney Geter, LMFT, CST is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist with a private therapy practice located in Atlanta, Ga. She is the founder of both Papaya: A Wellness Company and Atlanta Therapeutic Collective. She is also also the creator and producer of the Let's Talk Sex Podcast which discusses everyday issues around sexual health and wellness. Courtney has been quoted in major media outlets including Bustle, Reader's Digest, AskMen, and Astroglide. In her private practice work, Courtney's goal is to help clients improve their sexual and relationship experiences by offering a safe space to share thoughts and feelings as well as providing information about sexual health concerns. Courtney address many issues of sexuality including helping women with sexual pain and helping couples work through differing sexual desires or preferences. Courtney also works with the LGBTQ and ethical non-monogamy populations.

www.sexandrelationshiptherapist.com/

Dr. Hope Ashby,

Sex Therapist

​Dr. Hope is a psychologist and sex therapist who treats a variety of mental health issues. As a sexuality expert, she provides tailored comprehensive assessments and plans for individuals and couples which address a broad spectrum of issues related to sexuality including sexual orientation, sexual dysfunction, sexual and physical trauma, and marriage difficulties. This ensures that each client is provided a comfortable and safe environment to explore and discuss the full range of psychological and physiological contributors to their concerns. Dr. Hope was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Columbia University in 2004 with a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology. Prior to attending Columbia, Dr. Hope graduated from New York University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social work and a Master’s Degree in Human Sexuality. In 2000, she opened her practice in New York City specializing in sexuality and relationship issues. In 2008, Dr. Hope moved to Atlanta and joined the faculty at the Morehouse School of Medicine where she was dually appointed as Assistant Professor in the Departments of OBGYN and Psychiatry. In 2015, Dr. Ashby left Morehouse School of Medicine to fully devote her time to her thriving practice, The Hope Center of Georgia located in Alpharetta, GA. Dr. Hope has also been a consultant to many agencies and companies. She has been a consultant to Johnson Publishing, specifically Ebony Magazine. In this capacity, Dr. Hope has written various articles around Black female sexuality and developed an international survey for the magazine on the sexual attitudes and behaviors of Black women. She has been featured on various radio talk shows around the country, including Michael Baisden, Jennifer Keitt, and Rickie Smiley. Dr. Hope served as the Executive Director of the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality from 1998- 2000 and has served on a panel of experts for the Women’s Mental Health Consortium under the Office of Women’s Health in Washington, DC.

www.thehopecenterofgeorgia.com

Miriam “Mimi” Percell, CNMT/LMT

Wellness Practitioner and Owner, Be Well With Ease Studio

​Miriam A. Percell, affectionately called "Mimi" is a wellness practitioner— licensed and certified neuromuscular therapist, reiki master, meditation/retreat facilitator and wellness coach. She attended the Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) and in 2013 completed graduate courses at Gwinnett College of Massage Therapy in Atlanta, GA. Mimi began working with individuals and contracting with chiropractors, surgeons, physical therapists, and healing arts centers. It is within the healing arts community she would hang her shingle to open Be Well with Ease Studio, LLC, a fledgling wellness studio located in downtown Decatur, Georgia. Her core services include therapeutic massage, reiki energy and facilitates a reiki master program, corporate onsite chair massage events, meditation workshop facilitation and wellness coaching/consulting.

www.bewell-we.com

Dawn Ann Jameson

Author, Nutritional Awareness Consultant and Founder of the Educated Eating Club (E 2 Club)

​Dawn Ann Jameson is a Nutritional Awareness Consultant (NAC), and has been active in the nutrition, fitness, and health arena over 35 years. Her focus is bringing about change in eating habits through education, awareness, and whole-food nutrition. After obtaining her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, Dawn enlisted in the U.S. Navy, graduated from Officer Candidate School, and earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Arkansas. During her career as a U.S. Naval Officer she served as an active member of the Navy/Marine Corps Physical Readiness Training program and provided countless hours of instruction on physical fitness, nutrition and health to military members and their families. Upon retirement as a Lieutenant Commander (0-4), Dawn moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she continued to pursue her passion in the health arena. Her global mission is to encourage and empower individuals to seek a higher level of health through education and awareness of personal food choices. She is the Author of “Educated Eating” a book which addresses carbohydrates and insulin as a major link between the epidemic levels of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease. Founder of the Educated Eating Club (E 2 Club) her vision is to establish E 2 Clubs worldwide. Dawn conducts Educated Eating Club meetings in the Atlanta area and believes that you’re never too old (or young) to “Change your Eating and Change your Life!”

www.educatedeating.com

Nirel Shah

Founder, Better Living MD.

​Nirel Shah is the founder of BetterLiving MD. As a recognized expert, she has been directly involved in the clinical treatment of thousands of women throughout the US suffering from symptoms related to perimenopause. Her expertise emphasizes predominantly holistic treatments complemented with traditional pharmaceutical therapies. Additionally she has done extensive biomedical work in Europe and Asia.

www.betterliving-md.com

Dr. Assia Stepanian, MD, OB/GYN

Founder, Academia of Women’s Health & Endoscopic Surgery Founder and Founding Editor, SurgeryU

​Patients come to Dr. Assia Stepanian for her expertise, innovation, compassion, skill, and dedication to women’s gynecologic health. Patients ages 11, to over 100 years old, have found a home at Academia of Women’s Health. Beginning with a young woman’s first visit to the gynecologist, Dr. Stepanian provides a comfortable and welcoming environment in which she offers detail-oriented, preventative annual gynecologic visits, transvaginal ultrasound, hormone management, counsel and care for intimacy concerns, endometriosis and adenomyosis treatment, treatment of all benign gynecologic surgical conditions, reproductive planning, and infertility. She also specializes in office-based and out-patient-based hysteroscopic, vaginal, and laparoscopic minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is a board-certified gynecologist and certified, fellowship-trained minimally-invasive gynecologic surgeon.

www.academiawomenshealth.com

Dr. Nicole “Dr. K” Williams

Chiropractic Medicine

​“I am a builder of the inborn potential, to aspire and achieve optimal greatness in health.” Dr. Nicole K Williams, known by many as Dr. K, grew up in Canada and moved to the US in 2010. She graduated with her honors Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Guelph, in Ontario, Canada. She then pursued her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at the world renowned Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, in Toronto. Dr. K was trained and worked alongside two of the top Chiropractic sports physicians during her training, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Distinction and Clinical Honors in 2007. She practiced in Canada from 2007 and in 2011 she became double board certified to practice in Canada and the US. In 2014, Dr. K opened her dream practice in the heart of Buckhead, GA; Vivicare Wellness Center. Her facility is equipped to handle a vast array of Neuromusculoskeletal issues; ranging from athletic to personal injury, as well as those on the path to improving their quality of life. She focuses on enhancing wellness through, proper nutrition, detoxification and functional medicine. She prides herself on being a true wellness and holistic based practitioner, in that each patient is assessed and treated as a person first and not merely an injury or disease. She is dedicated and committed to helping her patients become the best version of themselves. Dr. K is a true giver at heart and is involved in giving back to the community through various charitable efforts.

http://vivicarewellness.com

Karim Smith

Personal Trainer and Co-Owner of Body by Kariim

​Kariim Smith is a Certified Master Personal Trainer  and Co-Owner of Body By Kariim Fitness Studio –located in Atlanta, GA. With over 15 years of experience, Specializing in weight loss and muscle building through compound, isolated, and anaerobic exercises.  He has helped several clients wean themselves off of prescription medications due to obesity related diseases.  Kariim will not only give you the knowledge you’ll need to sustain a healthy lifestyle, he will also help you develop the focus and discipline necessary to reach your goals.  Seeing his client’s lives change through fitness motivates Kariim. Helping others rebuild their confidence is the best part of what he does. Knowing his clients have reached goals that they once thought were impossible is priceless.

www.bodybykariim.com

Natt Taylor

Stylist

​Born in New Jersey, Natt Taylor has always had a love for the arts. She participated in local fashion shows,  learned the basics of sewing in high school, and created looks for friends throughout her college years.  After just two years in corporate Accounting, she decided to pursue a career as a full time fashion designer. Now an Atlanta-resident, Taylor celebrates 16 years of success as a fashion trailblazer. She has partnered with Sprite, Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Ford Lincoln Motors, TVOne, and BET Networks on multiple projects.  Her womenswear brand has graced the runways at New York Fashion Week, Harlem’s Fashion Row, Ragrade Atlanta, Charlotte Fashion Week, BET on Fashion and many more. NATT TAYLOR is a womenswear brand specializing in day-to-evening looks for the fly,sophisticated woman and is currently sold in select BELK and MACYS department stores.

Carla Roberts, MD, Ph.D

Gynecologists

​Dr. Carla Roberts is a nationally recognized, Board Certified physician in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). She specializes in surgical correction of congenital anomalies of the female reproductive tract, endometriosis and pelvic pain. She is one of a very few adolescent gynecologists in the Atlanta area and also specializes in hormone disorders from puberty through menopause, including infertility.

www.reproductivesurgicalspecialists.com/

Mimi Johnson

Make Up Artist, Owner, The Glamatory

​Having over 12 years of experience, Mimi J. has built a great reputation in the beauty world and is a well sought-after makeup artist and entrepreneur. She’s worked and been featured on popular television shows on networks such as Bravo, VH1, Oxygen, WeTv, Aspire, and Lifetime; services celebrity clientele including Angela Simmons, Kenya Moore and Da Brat; and has been published in major publications such as Essence, E! News, and Instyle. As a beauty influencer, Mimi has a social media following of over 50,000 followers and has been a brand ambassador for companies like Colgate, Shea Moisture, and Strength of Nature. She has consulted entrepreneurs and major brands such as Design Essentials on Social Media/Branding. Mimi is also the owner of the beauty boutique/makeup line The Glamatory, and is the creator of GrindPretty.com and subscription box for women entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University, holding a B.A. degree in Marketing, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and mother of a one.

www.theglamatory.com//

Meghan Channon

Trichologist

​Meghan Channon is a Trichologist in residency with the American Academy of Hair Restoration Surgery, under the direction of Dr. Ken Anderson. With a focus on education, Meghan helps patients understand hair loss and walks them through options for preventative or aggressive treatment plans in addition to completing surgical evaluations. Prior to joining the Anderson Center for Hair, Meghan spent 10 years in healthcare, technology, and human capital roles at both public and private companies. This multi-disciplinary experience uniquely positions her to meet patients where they are and craft a treatment plan that delivers peace of mind and trust. Meghan graduated from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia. She also holds a certificate of business acumen from Georgia Tech, a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information Management System (CPHIMS) certification from HIMSS, and a Hair Loss Practitioner certification from the US Trichology Institute.

www.atlantahairsurgeon.com