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Global Wellness Summit 2021: Day Two

Global Wellness Summit 2021 Day two

Where Do You Want to Live: The Right Mindset for Menopause (Reframing the Conversation for People)
Stacy London, CEO, State of Menopause; Media Maven; TV personality, US

Stacy explains how she had no concept of what menopause was, even thinking it was optional. Not knowing what to expect, many symptoms were attributed to a surgery and subsequent recovery. The anxiety and rage Stacy felt had no apparent explanation.

Stacy was told by her trusted doctor, “It’s menopause, you’ll get through it.” She explains her symptoms by asking us to imagine standing in the middle of a four lane highway of hot, tired, sad, and grumpy with the ‘truck’ of menopause heading right towards you. What if you knew more about that truck? What’s in it, how fast is it going, what color is it? Information is the key.

As some women are not able to use hormones that help with the symptoms, what alternative do they have? Stacy’s brand, State of Menopause, provides solutions to help with all 34 symptoms. Women between 45 and 60 are now healthier, wealthier and more empowered than ever before. In 36 months there will be 1 billion women in menopause on the planet – they need help and information.

 

Reinventing Time
Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Co-Founder & CEO, Timeshifter, US

Having successfully used Timeshifter to avoid any jet lag in 2019 when GWS was held in Singapore, I was excited to hear that the company is now turning its attention to helping people manage their circadian rhythms in day to day life, regardless of travel.

Each of our biological clocks are different, depending on our chronotype. The app can time your behavior to match your rhythm or adapt your rhythm to your behavior. The app can help shift workers to avoid negative side effects like accidents and errors and various health conditions.

 

Cured: How to Heal Your Life
Jeffrey Rediger, MD, MDiv, Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School; author of: Cured: Strengthen Your Immune System and Heal Your Life

Studying unexpected recovery from incurable illness, it became clear that major, identifiable shifts in lifestyle and perception occurred, no one was asking the right questions. Up to 90% of the illnesses that are considered incurable, are in fact lifestyle related and can be cured!

Learning how to heal trauma and how to say no (to unhealthy choices), prevents your body from eventually having to say no for you.

 

Disrupting Senior Living
Chip Conley, Founder, Modern Elder Academy, US

How much of your adult life is still ahead of you? Purpose, wellness and community are what people need the most after 50, a regenerative community was created in Baja California, selling out 26 homes in just a couple of weeks. The next development will be near Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Senior living is currently in a state of complacency, the industry is not adapting to their customers and is somewhat clueless to the impending trends. The growing desire for intentional communities means that this trend is about to go mainstream. Intergenerational regenerative communities provide an alternative very much in demand.

 

Leading Woman in Wellness Award
Presenting GWS Advisory Board Member: Nicola Finley, MD, Integrative Physician, US

Winner: Sue Friedland, Leading well from within

 

Global Wellness Summit sponsors

 

The NEW New Wellness Moonshot Calendar
The Wellness Moonshot: A World Free of Preventable Disease

Richard H. Carmona, MD, Chief of Health Innovation, Canyon Ranch; 17th Surgeon General of the United States, US
Susie Ellis, Chairman & CEO, GWS, US

The new calendar for 2022 is unveiled and all attendees are invited to join the monthly celebration call each month on the full moon, next call: Dec 17th 2021.

 

Storytelling in Communities of Color
Nicola Finley, Integrative Physician, US

The power of storytelling builds trust and helps to sustain behavior changes. In communities of color, storytelling can be effective in promoting change where medical mistrust has been an issue. For example, beliefs like ‘being skinny means people are sick or have AIDS’ can be challenged in African nations.

 

“Shark Tank of Wellness” Global Student Competition

Sweet – a new way to detect blood sugar levels for diabetics via saliva.

Linxin Lu, Savannah College of Art & Design, US
Professor: Gauri Misra-Deshpande, Professor, Savannah College of Art & Design, US

Sora – a ceiling light panel with a built in sound machine to enhance sleep and help people wake up with natural light.

Rui Wang, Savannah College of Art & Design, US
Professor: Gauri Misra-Deshpande, Professor, Savannah College of Art & Design, US

Immersion lamp – with light projection, sound, and aroma, this lamp transforms your home environment into a wellness space.

Doan Anh Duong, Dongseo University, South Korea
Professor: Danny Kessler, Assistant Professor, Dongseo University, South Korea

 

Big Pharma and Wellness: Strange Bedfellows No More
Moderated by: Susan Silbermann, Board Director, HilleVax Inc.; LianBio, US
Panelists: Daniel Karp, SVP & Head of Business Development, Organon, US

Organon offers healthcare options to women catering to their specific needs with a board that is 70% female. Women have historically been underserved by the medical community, Organon’s ethos is that when women are cared for, so is the family and the community.

 

Global Wellness Award: Leader in Workplace Wellness Sponsored by Mindbody

Winner: Karen Moseley, President & CEO, Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO)

 

GWI Initiative Chairs: A Moment of Gratitude

 

Economic Impact of Investing in Women’s Health
Carolee Lee, CEO & Founder, WHAM (Women’s Health Access Matters), US

Women’s health access is an economic issue we cannot afford to ignore. Women are 50% of the workforce, control 60% of the wealth, are responsible for 85% of spending and make 80% of healthcare decisions. Women are under-represented in clinical research, despite often suffering more than men for the illness being researched. Increasing the research funding just slightly has massive returns to the economic wealth generated.

 

By Sara Jones
Editor

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