Me Toxic? Now What Do I Do?

Are you u toxic? How do you know? How can you find out? And once you do, what can be done about it? Dr. Stewart and Dr. Dumas will talk about how you might become toxic, what signs and symptoms you might have if you are and what can be done to detox safely and effectively….

Our Guest Speakers -
Dr. Shaun L. Dumas AP owner of Acupuncture Healing Center.
Dr. Dumas has over 15 years involvement in the area of health and wellness, a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science and a Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Diane Stewart – DC – owner of Lite 2 Touch Chiropractic Care.
Dr. Stewart has practiced chiropractic for over 25 years. She has devoted the last 12 years researching and training nationwide to find additional cutting edge technology to assist her patients in achieving their maximum health potential.

Forks over Knives – Movie Event

Remember the old saying “You are what you eat” ?  Well, apparently there is a lot of truth in that message!
The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reve…rsed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
You can change your heath for the better and even reverse dis-ease just by changing your diet!
Join us and learn how to start eating a more plant based diet and improve your health.

Say Goodbye to Insomnia – “It’s Every Woman’s Right to a good

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Sarasota/ManateeSleep problems are an epidemic among women today. An astonishing three-fourths of all women in the U.S. have sleep problems at least some nights. And almost half of women usually awaken feeling tired or groggy. Maybe you think you’re exhausted and irritable because your kids wear you down. Or you may think low energy and an inability to focus are attributed to aging, depression, or health problems. Come find out the answer to a good nights sleep.

Dr. Steven Scheer, MD will discuss specific women’s issues
and how it relates to sleep at different phases in your life.

Steven Scheer, M.D. is a board certified specialist in Sleep Medicine, treating
patients with a variety of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, snoring,
restless legs, insomnia, and narcolepsy.
Guest Speaker

Dr. Steven Scheer, MD
oard Certified Specialist in Sleep Medicine
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Institute for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd, First Floor Classroom A
Sarasota, FL 34233
Please RSVP to Facebook email or call

Fatigue: What Causes It? What cures it?

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired??

Did you know that 50% of adults who seek medical treatment complain of feeling tired all the time. MOST ARE Women.  IS this YOU!

Did you know there are simple lifestyle changes you can make that will put you on the road to greater health and vitality?

Find out how to enhance you own self-healing at our March Girl Talk…Begin to feel better and change the underlying causes of your fatigue.  You will leave this talk with a wealth of practical lifestyle choices to greatly reduce your fatigue and enhance the quality of you.

Guest Speaker
Mary Kay Cetan
Doctor of Oriental Medicine at Natural Health Center

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Institute for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd, First Floor Classroom A
Sarasota, FL 34238

RSVP to  919-523-8502

Sexy at Every Age

Sexy at Every AgeA woman’s sexual desires naturally fluctuate over the years. Highs and lows commonly coincide with the beginning or end of a relationship or with major life changes, such as pregnancy, menopause or illness. However, if you are bothered by a low sex drive or decreased sex drive, there are lifestyle changes and strategies that may put you in the mood more often. February is the month for romance so join us for this informative Girl Talk that will help put some “spice” back into your life.

With Guest Speaker Jennifer McBlaine, PHD
Registered Mental Health Counselor
Diplomate of The American Board of Sexology
BA in Psychology & MA in Counselor Education from the University of Central Florida
PhD in Clinical Sexology from The American Academy of Clinical Sexologists
Board Certified Clinical Sexologist

Dr. McBlaine will be discussing the topics, intimacy, body image and menopause and will suggest some strategies to deal with a low sex drive as well as how to communicate one’s desires.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Doors Open at 6pm
Guest speaker begins at 6:30pm

Institute for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd, First Floor Classroom A
Sarasota, FL 34238

RSVP to 919-523-8502

Estate Planning Advice to Start the Year Off Right

estateplanning.jpgMany thanks to our “Estate Planning for Women” guest speakers, John Compton of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. and Brian Babcock of Horizon Wealth Advisors, for a very informative discussion on estate planning & life insurance. We discussed the types of documents that need to be in place to protect our family’s interest and our assets from falling into undesired control. We also discussed the different types of life insurance and long-term care insurance. They took the time to answer our specific questions and offered valuable information that will help save us and our family a great deal of money and potential headache in the long run.

We would also like thank Sarah Wakefield of Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A. for her help in coordinating this event.

If you were unable to attend this event, but would like to contact John or Brian for a personal consultation, we have provided their contact information below.

John Compton
Norton, Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos, P.A.
Sarasota City Center
Suite 610
1819 Main Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
Toll Free: (888) 409-8592
Phone: (941) 328-8396

Brian Babcock
Horizon Wealth Advisors
9040 Town Center Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Phone : (941)753-8971
Email :

Estate Planning for Women (and the men who love them)

John M. Compton

Estate planning is critically important for you,  your children, and family!

Now more than ever women need to take charge of this process, or at least be equal participants!

Planning allows YOU to make choices for your health care and assets, so that if you are at some point unable to choose for yourself, loved ones will be relieved of the burden of making personal decisions for you. Furthermore, without estate planning the government will be the one to decide how your assets will be allocated. Do you want that?

Our January Girl Talk on Health will guide you through (and simplify) everything you need to know about estate planning; including the preparation of necessary documents such as wills, trusts, power of attorney and health care proxy options.

You can decide if your hard earned assets go to family, charity or the taxman with just a little planning now!

In addition, Brian Babcock will be speaking on life insurance and how to integrate life insurance into your estate planning needs.

To reserve your spot please RSVP or 919-523-8502

About our guest speakers

John M. Compton is a member of his firms Business and Tax Law
Practice Group and their Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Asset
Preservation Practice Group. He practices in the areas of corporate and business
law and transactions, as well as taxation, including tax planning, tax
controversies and the representation of taxpayers before the Internal Revenue
Service and Florida Department of Revenue. He also handles estate planning,
probate, trust administration and asset protection matters.

A 1994 graduate of the University of Florida, he received his Juris Doctorate
Degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1997. In 1998, he was awarded a Masters
of Law in Taxation degree (LL.M.) from Boston University.

John is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Florida Bar, and Sarasota
County Bar Associations. John has an active involvement in a number of
charitable and civic organizations including serving on the Board of Directors
of the Humane Society of Sarasota County and Downtown Sarasota Council, Chair of
the Business Section of the Sarasota County Bar Association and a Junior
Achievement volunteer.

John has also been recognized as a Florida Rising Star in 2011 by Super

Phone: 941-328-8396
888-409-8592 (Toll Free)

Brian_BabcockBrian Babcock joined Horizon Wealth Advisors, LLC in September 2011. Brian’s insurance experience spans 11 years of helping his clients develop strategies to cover risks associated with life’s uncertainties. Brian started his career in September, 2000 with the John Hancock agency here in Sarasota Florida. After seven years, Brian started his own company, offering insurance coverage from the top insurance companies in the country. The flexibility to continually offer clients the best value and strong company ratings has been the foundation of a fulfilling career. Brian focuses on personal lines of insurance, such as life insurance, long term care insurance, disability insurance and annuities. Brian’s insurance experience ensures families and businesses are protected from life’s uncertainties.

Brian has been part of the Sarasota and Bradenton community since 1985. He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School in 1989 and attended Lynchburg College in VA and the University of West Florida in Pensacola, FL. Brian returned to Sarasota in September 2000 with his wife, Gina. Brian and Gina have one son, Alex.