Ask the experts at a Women Leading Wellness symposium

VERO BEACH — Ask the experts and get your questions answered at a Women Leading Wellness 2011 symposium, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 5 at the Emerson Center in Vero Beach.  Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. Six top women physicians and healthcare professionals from the Indian River community have joined together to present Women Leading Wellness 2011.  The group consists of Angela King, AP, DOM of Indian River Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, Dr. Deborah Kaufman of Innovative Gynecology, Dr. Melissa Dean of Dean Wellness Institute, Dr. Dawn Gordon of Gordon Chiropractic, Julie Cielo, LMT, CYT, RYT of Ebb & Flow Healing Arts Studio, and Marjorie Rodd, PT, MDT of Spine & Sport Institute.

This unique educational event will feature talks by each professional, providing essential information on topics related to women’s health.  The talks conclude with an “Ask the Expert” session, where the practitioners will be available to answer questions. Refreshments will be provided.


9 a.m.  Angela King, AP, DOM: Balancing the Emotional Rollercoaster

Are we in control of our emotional reactions?  Come learn what modern neuro-science and ancient Chinese medicine has to say about how negative emotional patterns are created and stored in our bodies, conditioning us to react the way we do.  We will explore how to free ourselves from these patterns and live happier, healthier lives.

9:45 a.m.  Deborah Kaufman, DO, FACOG:  Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women

Many women, whether peri-menopausal or menopausal, may experience a hormone imbalance at some point during their life.  Come explore how hormone testing and balancing may help guide you to improve your overall health and help alleviate signs and symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and PMS.

10:45 a.m.  Dawn Gordon, DC:  Deflame Your Body: Eliminate Inflammation with Diet & Nutrition

Every time you eat the wrong foods, you create inflammation in the body that will slowly but surely lead to chronic pain and disease.  Learn what foods to eliminate from your diet to stop this process and discover what foods you should eat to create an optimal environment for health.

11:15 a.m.  Julie Cielo LMT, CYT, RYT: Self Love: True Spiritual Transformation

One cannot truly love another until they first love themselves.  We will discuss tools for nurturing oneself with awareness, acceptance, and love.  We will discover how Yoga can be a vehicle for growth towards our highest expression of truth and how living from here nourishes all our relationships.

12 p.m.  Melissa Dean, MD: Whole Heart Health: Secondary Risk Factors for Heart Disease in Women

Too often, doctors do not routinely monitor certain factors that increase a woman’s risk for heart disease.  Keep your heart healthy by learning all about these secondary risk factors, which include hormones, and how they change as we age.

12:30 p.m.  Marjorie Rodd, PT, MDT: The Pain Puzzle: The Pelvic Link to Chronic Pain

The Pelvic Girdle is our structural foundation and provenance of life itself, and yet it is routinely overlooked in diagnosing back pain, as well as neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain. Learn how correcting your pelvic imbalance can eliminate your pain.

The event is sponsored by MD Financial Services, a pampered life, Polished Mani & Pedi Lounge, Gould Cooksey Fennel PA, Millers Health Mart, Innovative Gynecology, Indian River Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine, Ebb & Flow, Dean Wellness Institute, Sport and Spine, Gordon Chiropractic and Squared Studios Design and Advertising

Tickets are $15 before February 28 and $25 at the door.  Reserve your seat early to receive a free conference tote with gifts.

To register, call (772) 564-8383 or visit

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