Women’S Wellness Breakout Sessions

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Dee McCaffrey: After eliminating white flour and sugar from her diet, McCaffrey lost 100 pounds. She has kept it off since 2002. She has shared her story, tips and recipes with a series of books over the years.

Dr. Cynthia Booth is an obstetrician and gynecologist who will help participants discover ways to live healthy, decrease headaches and eliminate toxins.

Holly Crump holds certification from the International Coach Federation and hopes to help participants develop a blueprint for a life of health and well-being.

Mayor Kenny Evans has a long background in farming, creating one of the country’s largest family farming enterprises. He will talk about the Payson Community Garden and about how participants can turn that dirt (or granite) in the back yard into rich soil for a private garden.

Dr. Salvatore Gillette will discuss heart disease in both men and women and the best way to maintain a healthy heart, including risk factors, medications, warning signs and surgical options.

Dr. Marilyn Kiefer Andrews

is a registered nurse practitioner with a Ph.D., she will focus on maximizing the sweetness retirement offers by remaining close to those close around us.

Dr. Alan Michels practices internal medicine and pediatrics in Payson and will talk about diet and exercise — and lifestyle changes that keep the weight off.

Penny Navis-Schmidt is a licensed clinical social worker who will offer participants a chance to try the ancient body-mind exercise of qigong, which enhances the flow of live energy through the body through breath, posture, movement, intention, sound and touch.

Roslyn Rogers is a certified nutrition counselor and herbalist who will share her passion for how balanced hormones keep our bodies healthy and mental acuity strong. She will talk about how hormones affect skin, bones, menopause, emotional state and energy levels.

Debra Shewey is a licensed counselor with Southwest Behavioral. Her presentation will offer tips for family communication; reasons for teen misbehavior; information about peer pressure and substance abuse; warning signs that reveal when teens are struggling; and expectations and love within the family.

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