2014 Workshops

Dean Bloch

The Relationship of Female Hormones, Stress and Nutrition
Dean Bloch, MD
9 am – 10 am

Dr. Bloch will discuss the delicate balance of the female body and the external and internal factors that contribute to health. Vitamins, nutrition and therapies will be covered.

Obstetrics and gynecology is a blend of approaches for Dr. Dean Bloch who also brings a background in integrative medicine to the practice. Dr. Bloch completed his residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and received his MD from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has been in practice in the Hudson Valley for more than 20 years.

Dr. Qiong Wang

Tea with Dr. Wang
Qiong Wang, M.D.
10 to 11 am

Take a unique journey to the world of tea with Dr. Qiong Wang, M.D. While she makes and serves you various top quality teas, you discover the health benefits of different fresh teas. The effects of tea on weight control, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, women’s health will be discussed. Learn the correct ways of making a perfect cup of fresh tea of several categories.

Dr. Wang grew up at Mt. Lu green tea plantation, China. She is a practicing physician and an expert on tea. She has given many workshops and lectures on tea in upstate areas. Her classes are well received and praised by attendees and media. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to become a well informed tea consumer and a healthier YOU!

Web: www.saratogateahouse.com • email: drwangsteaclub@yahoo.com

Keith Bennett

Master Keith Bennett Self Defense: €œDon'€™t Become a Victim€ - Your Weapon Within
Master Keith Bennett
11 am - 12 noon

Join Martial Arts Master Keith Bennett as he brings his popular Women’s Self Defense seminar to the 2014 Women’s Health & Fitness Expo.

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn practical, easy to remember steps for preventing assault through heightened awareness, as well as basic defensive maneuvers designed to create an opportunity to escape an attacker. This is the same seminar taught at the County level and hosted by the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department.

Master Bennett has been training in the Martial Arts since 1976. He is a 7th degree Black Belt and an expert in self defense and security. Master Bennett believes everyone should have at least a basic ability to protect themselves in an emergency.

Puja Thomson

“Cure Your Medical Disorganization!” or Get Organized! How to keep track of your medical paperwork
Puja A. J. Thomson
12 noon - 1 pm

Disorganization is hazardous to your health! Good record keeping is essential to minimize stress. Puja A. J. Thomson will show you how to a] make the most of your healthcare visits and b] organize your medical paperwork. What matters is that YOU can find whatever you need—your contact information, medical history, questions for your doctors and their answers, medical prescriptions, test results, billing, insurance, and more… Her system, born out of necessity, will save you lots of time and contribute to your sanity—and health!

Puja A. J. Thomson is author of My Health & Wellness Organizer, an easy guide to manage your healthcare—and your medical records, and other health resources. She is director of ROOTS & WINGS in New Paltz NY. Website: www.rootsnwings.com/

Neal Smoller

Look and Feel 20 Years Younger, For Real!
Neal Smoller
1 - 2 pm

Everyone promotes their "fountain of youth", but how many companies or experts actually deliver?

In this educational workshop presented by pharmacist Neal Smoller, you will learn why products or methods to feel young again fail us. Most importantly, real, obtainable solutions will be presented that actually work.

You will learn the impact that our diets and lifestyle have on the aging process. Most importantly, you'll see how beauty products and supplements can work against your efforts to look and feel younger.

Neal will discuss how to turn back the clock naturally and create real health and beauty from the inside out. Neal will recommend seemingly small changes and will illustrate the dramatic effect they can have.

Neal Smoller, PharmD is owner of Village Apothecary, a family owned pharmacy that specializes in personalized care. Village Apothecary has locations in Saugerties and Woodstock, with the newest location coming June 2014 in Lake Katrine at the new Mid Hudson Medical Group office building.

Village Apothecary strives to cure and prevent diseases via high quality medication, supplements, and compounded specialty medication. There are 3 registered dietitians on staff to provide free diet design and wellness consultations, which hundreds of patients have successfully done.

Jeff Schneider

Three Surprising Ingredients for Your Loving and Passionate Relationship
Jeff Schneider, L.C.S.W.
2 - 3 pm

This workshop will address common struggles and challenges in a relationship.
Participants will learn:

• Five words (worse than curse words) that keep people in conflict and struggle
• How to communicate in ways that get their needs & wants met
• A structured style of communication to interrupt volatility and to effectively manage and resolve conflict

By communicating clearly, directly, assertively and honestly participants will be resolve conflict more effectively, be heard, get more attention and have more harmonious relationships.

Jeff Schneider, L.C.S.W. and relationship expert has been supporting the community for over 28 years. He assists people to resolve conflict, to communicate in ways to get their needs met and to restore passion and excitement to their relationships.

Jeff is a sensitive and insightful counselor strongly committed to his clients and to his own personal, professional, spiritual development with over 37 years of daily meditation experience.