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Living Well in Toxic Times:Integrative Self-Care Tools for Fire Recovery and Resilience


March 10, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sebastopol Grange
6000 Sebastopol Ave, Hwy 12
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October’s Urban Wildfires released known and unknown toxicants into our environment. Beyond our acute exposure, we are living amongst the residual toxicity from that traumatic event. We have gathered local experts in the fields of environmental medicine, integrative health care, and health psychology to share self-care tools that you can use to reduce exposure, naturally detoxify, and build resilient health. Learn everyday strategies for protecting your health post-fires.

This event will feature keynote speakers addressing issues related to environmental toxicology, women’s and family health, vulnerable populations, and emotional resiliency. Breakout sessions will follow and provide an opportunity to learn more about gut health and detoxification, respiratory health, preconception and pediatric care, oncology, and stress reduction techniques.

We will commence with light snacks and community socializing.

Keynote Speakers include:

Dr. Chris Holder, ND LAc, is a naturopathic physician with special interest in treatment and prevention of breast cancer. He put together the Bay Area Breast Health Collective, a prevention-oriented collective to prevent breast cancer. He offers a wide arrange of treatment options in his practice.

Dr. Jen Riegle, ND, specializes in women’s health, fertility, biofeedback, and traditional medicine. She practices at Wild Oak Medicine. During the fires, she initiated integrative care at the evacuation centers and is currently collaborating to develop an Integrative Practitioners Network to respond to crisis.

Dr. Bridget Grusecki-Somine, ND, specializes in food as medicine, environmental medicine, biofeedback, diabetes, gynecology, urology, and pediatrics. She has a private practice at Farmacopia.

Dr. Alisa Liguori, PhD, specializes in Health Psychology. She utilizes a variety of therapeutic approaches in her work, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Medicine, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Hypnotherapy. Her interests in Mind-Body medicine are broad and varied, and include the areas of traumatic brain injury, stress management, grief, coping and resilience, aging, and the interface between physical conditioning, cognitive function and emotional and physical adaptation.” Alisa is a member of the Redwood Psychological Association and is co-chairing a committee working to address the psychological needs of our community post-fires.

Lily Mazzarella, MS Herbal Medicine, Board Certified Nutrition Specialist and owner of Farmacopia. She is also a core faculty at California School of Herbal Studies. Lily is brilliant at bridging conventional and holistic approaches to healing.

Dr. Bonnie Nedrow, ND specializes in naturopathic medicine and toxicology, especially related to pre-conception, pre and post natal care, and pediatrics. She is licensed in OR and CA. She has published two books on detoxification and her signature Keto-Cleanse. She practices at River House in Petaluma and via remote consultation.

Nichole Warwick, MA Psychology, is an inter-disciplinary facilitator working in environmental health, education, and therapeutic capacities for various organizations in the Bay Area. She works with Daily Acts, Bioneers, and the Reach Charter School. She also serves on the Ceres Community Project Board of Directors. In this capacity, she is the Environmental Health Programs Coordinator for Daily Acts, and will serve as moderator for the event.