For the Health Consumer
Read the descriptions of our various programs designed to help you become healthier and more fulfilled.
Not all experts or expertise is equal
Our company specializes in InforMED™ Medical Decision-Making.
Membership Descriptions and Consumer Programs:
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|Membership Dues (First year)||$99|
|InforMED™ Health 101 & 201: |
Textbook, online videos, live classes
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|Online Resources: Members Website (recipes, cooking classes, etc.)||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Monthly Live Sessions Office Hours w/Eileen PT|
Ask The Therapist
|Free shipping: orders over $250|
(Continental U.S. only, does not
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|Monthly Live “Conversations with Pam” Sessions||6 sessions per year||22 sessions per year||22 sessions per year||22 sessions per year||22 sessions per year|
|Advanced Study (book reviews)|
monthly live classes & 200 archived
|"Things You Should Know": monthly live classes, dozens of archived video workshops||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Concierge Health: planning, consulting, one-on-one appointments||✓||✓|
|Virtual conference ticket ($259)||✓|
|4 Live bootcamp or classes/yr by Pam: one per quarter (each starting at $259)||✓|
|1 Business Planning Consultation||✓|
|at least 6 hours live prof development instruction, can apply membership dues to select prof dev programs||✓|
InforMED™ Health 101
Includes a textbook, online videos, and regularly scheduled instructional sessions which are held at our office in central Ohio and via live teleconference. Curricula include a review of the science of diet and health, and the skills needed to adopt diet and lifestyle habits consistent with your goals. This course also covers the basics of InforMEDTM healthcare decision-making, including how to have constructive conversations with your doctor about tests, drugs, procedures, and medication reduction or withdrawal.
InforMED™ Health 201: Introduction to InforMED Medical Decision-Making
Includes how to find and interview various healthcare providers including doctors, nutritionists, mental health therapists, and physical therapists; how to read basic blood tests, and how to evaluate information and research about diet, health, and medicine. Taught via video platform online.
In addition to recipes and other helpful information, you’ll have access to a library of over 140 workshops on a variety of topics, ranging from food preparation to cancer treatment.
Health Briefs Online Library
Over 2000 articles, most with references, on hundreds of topics related to diet, health, and medicine. Includes articles from the weekly newsletter. New articles are posted almost every week. Search engine capability; articles can be emailed or downloaded.
Office Hours With Eileen
Eileen Kopsaftis, PT, is a health and pain expert who helps people to resolve their pain issues, return to the things they love doing every day, and regain their quality life. Eileen presents a new topic at each teleconference session, after which you can ask general questions about musculoskeletal health.
Ask the Therapist with Kylea Rorabaugh
Kyla Rorabaugh is a licensed counselor who helps clients to resolve psychological issues quickly with a present-focused approach. During her monthly sessions, you can ask general questions about psychological health.
Coaches Corner with Mary Marshall
Want to shift from KNOWING what to do to actually DOING it?? Get coaching support, insights and help to make intentional, impactful change with Mary Marshall, BSN, RN, C-Wellcoach.
Concierge, Professional, Annual Pass memberships also include the following:
Note: These programs are not available a la carte; they are only available to members based on their membership type (see chart listing membership benefits by category in this catalog).
Improve Your Health With One of Our InforMED™ Consultants
Your annual plan begins with a planning session, during which you will outline your health objectives and develop a plan of action for health improvement. This can be done via telephone or in person. Follow-up appointments will help to keep you on track and making progress toward your goals. You will have unlimited access to email for support as well.
Advanced Study Workshops
live workshops based on important books about health. “Conversations With Pam” Open Q&A sessions help monthly. All are recorded and made available for 4 weeks. Members can submit questions in advance via email.
All Advanced Study and Things You Should Know workshops are filmed and placed on this platform monthly. Almost all videos are available with accompanying PowerPoint slide sets.
Things You Should Know
A lecture, slide set, and discussion each month that covers topics ranging from vitamin D to snoring.
Things You Should Know Video Platform
(new lectures added monhly)
- Acid/alkaline Balance Acne
- Cold Sores
- Dental X-rays
- Detox Programs Eczema
- Fecal Transplant Fermented Foods Folic Acid
- H Pylori
- Hair Health
- Healing Power of Pets Immune Function Inflammation
- Intermittent Fasting Intestinal Gas
- Iron Levels
- Leaky Gut
- Macrobiotic Diets Meditation
- Natural Pain Relief
- Natural Sleeping Aids Pancreatic Enzymes
- Potatoes Instead of Paleo Protein
- Root Canals
- Seasonal Affective Disorder Sinus Infections
- Sunlight Benefits
- Urinary Tract Infections Warts
- Water Fasting
Advanced Study Video Platform
(new lectures added monthly)
Alternative Medicine: Health and Medical Issues Today by Christine Larson, Ph.D. Another Person’s Poison A History of Food Allergy by Matthew Smith
The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life
by Robert O. Becker, M.D. and Gary Selden
The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk MD
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor
A Cancer Therapy Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy by Max Gerson, M.D.
Chasing the Sun: How the Science of Sunlight Shapes Our Bodies and Our Minds by Linda Geddes Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer by Michael Lerner
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): Teach Yourself by Christine Wilding
Curable: How an Unlikely Group of Radical Innovators is Trying to Transform our Health Care System by Travis Christofferson
A Disease Called Childhood by Marilyn Wedge, Ph.D.
Dreamland by Sam Quinones
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee The End of Food by Paul Roberts
Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic by David Kirby The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind and Soul by Lissa Rankin, M.D. Feed Your Pet Right by Marion Nestle and Malden C. Nesheim
First Bite: How We Learn to Eat by Bee Wilson
The Forgotten Therapy: The Past and Future of Phage Therapy by Anna Kuchment The Future of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell, PhD with Nelson Disla
The Gene: An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming Negative Emotions by Peter Breggin, M.D. Gulp by Mary Roach
Healing Back Pain: the Mind-Body Connection by John Sarno, M.D.
Health and Optimism: New research on the relationship between positive thinking and physical well being by Christopher Peterson
The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research
How to Starve Cancer …without starving yourself: The Discovery of a Metabolic Cocktail That Could Transform the Lives of Millions by Jane McClelland
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The HPV Vaccine On Trial: Seeking Justice For A Generation Betrayed
by Mary Holland, Kim Mack Rosenberg, Eileen Iorio
Less Medicine, More Health: 7 Assumptions That Drive Too Much Medical Care by H. Gilbert Welch, M.D.
The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight by Valter Luongo Ph.D.
The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People turn Evil by Philip Zimbardo The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief by Melanie Warner
The Medical Medium by Anthony William
Mind-Body Interactions and Disease Proceedings of a Conference on Stress, Immunity and Health Missing Microbes: How the Overuse of Antibiotics is Fueling Our Modern Plagues by Martin J. Blaser, M.D.
The Mind and Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force
by Jeffrey M. Schwartz M.D. and Sharon Begley
The Mind-Gut Connection: How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices and Our Overall Health by Emeran Mayer, M.D.
Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B. Pert No More Sleepless Nights by Peter Hauri, Ph.D., and Shirley Linde
Pain Culprits: Surprising Truths Behind Pain, How to Uncover the Cause, and What To Do About It by Eileen Kopsaftis, BS, PT, CAFS, MI, CHE, NE
Paleo Diet by Loren Cordain, Ph.D.
PaleoFantasy by Marlene Zuk
Plague of Corruption: Restoring Faith in the Promise of Science
by Judy Mikovits & Kent Heckenlively JD
The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and in Business by Charles Duhigg Proteinaholic – How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It by Garth Davis, M.D. and Howard Jacobson, Ph.D.
Psychiatry Under The Influence: Institutional Corruption, Social Injury, and Prescriptions for Reform by Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove.
Real Food, Fake Food by Larry Olmstead
Rewire: Change your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, Conquer Self-Destructive Behavior by Richard O’Connor, Ph.D.
Risky Medicine: Our Quest to Cure Fear and Uncertainty by Robert Aronowitz The Salt Fix by Dr. James DiNicolantonio
Should I Get Tested for Cancer: Maybe Not and Here’s Why by Gilbert Welch, M.D., M.P.H. The Sober Truth by Lance Dodes, M.D. and Zachary Dodes
The Social Transformation of American Medicine by Paul Starr
The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis
The Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew The Science of What We Eat by Marion Nestle
Vaccine Guide for Dogs and Cats: What Every Pet Lover Should Know
by Catherine J.M. Diodati
Vitamania: How Vitamins Revolutionize the Way we Think About Food by Catherine Price The Way We Eat Now: How the Food Revolution Has Transformed Our Lives, Our Bodies, and Our World by Bee Wilson
Wheat Belly by William Davis, M.D.
Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer and the Corruption of Science by Carey Gilliam Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker Winston Churchill’s Afternoon Nap by Jeremy Campbell
Columbus Center Services and Programs
Members living in the Central Ohio area are invited to take advantage of additional services and programs offered at our corporate office, located at 510 Wilson Bridge Road Suite G, Worthington Ohio. These activities include:
Tuesday Night at Wellness Forum Health!
Every Tuesday night at 6 PM we feature activities for members and their guests. These include open dinners, movie nights, potlucks, cooking classes, educational programs, and any and everything health-related. Let us know you are coming because we always have something wonderful to eat!
Cooking Classes – Wellness Forum Health offers cooking classes designed to make food prep fun, interesting, and creative. Classes range from simple and easy to gourmet cooking.
Wine and Dine – this popular series is offered several times per year. Participants bring their own wine (or other favorite beverage), the staff prepares and serves a 4-course meal while providing entertaining discourse about the food. Recipes are provided.
Workshops and Special Events – workshops on a variety of health-related topics, some featuring guest speakers; potlucks, movie nights, weekend retreats, and more!
Calendars are mailed out to local members every other month; an online calendar can be found on our website at www.wellnessforumhealth.com
Fresh Prepared Foods
Our deli case is packed with fresh, fabulous plant-based foods. New options are introduced regularly but some of our staples are butternut squash ravioli, spicy peanut noodles, an assortment of salads and wraps, Buddha bowls, and more! Stop in or order through Postmates and we’ll have your food delivered.
We make an extensive line of shelf-stable products which include cereals, bread mixes, instant soups, entrées, meat substitutes, desserts, and more! These products are inexpensive, convenient, shelf-stable, and easy to make.
Stop in! Store Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-9 PM; Friday 9 AM-5 PM; Saturday 9 AM-3 PM
Catering: We cater many different events, ranging from an intimate dinner party to large gatherings like wedding receptions. Menus for these events can be highly customized.
Cooking Classes: In addition to the cooking classes which are offered as part of our regular local programming, we offer private cooking classes, which can be scheduled in our commercial kitchen, in your home or office, or other locations. We can accommodate both small and large groups.
To consult with one of our staff or to place an order, please call 614 888-FOOD (3663).
Hot Yoga at Wellness Forum Health
We offer a variety of classes including:
- Basic 26-posture series, 90-minute class. Taught every day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Check our online schedule for class times
- Meditation and Yin Yoga
- Vinyasa classes
- Boot camp workouts in the hot room
- Private yoga classes and workouts in the hot room
Our yoga room is kept at 105 degrees, and the humidity is set at 40% in order to promote sweating and detoxification. The heat and humidity contribute greatly to the positive effect. This allows maximum muscle stretch while minimizing the opportunity for injury. You’ll also sweat more (this is good for you!), your heart rate will increase (also good for you!), and you’ll burn fat (even better!).
You can do it! It does take some time to get used to the heat. Your first goal is to get to the place where you can stay in the classroom for the full 90 minutes, and many students frequently sit and rest during their first few classes. This is fine – students can also learn from observing.
Our instructors are trained to teach and correct. Yoga is only beneficial if the poses are done correctly. Teachers frequently demonstrate and walk around the room in order to make corrections. You will receive individual attention during class.
We are open 365 days per year. (including holidays). This means that you can take classes often and when yoga best fits into your schedule.
Our packages make yoga affordable. You can try us out for a week for only $15, and unlimited yoga is available for only $49 monthly (6-month commitment is required).
Fitness at Wellness Forum Health
Both individual sessions and group classes are available at our private gym. We offer programs for everyone, ranging from those who just want to get in shape or remain that way to the professional athlete.
Concierge Program For Cancer Patients
The decisions made by cancer patients are some of the most important they will ever make. Survival can depend on choosing the right diagnostic tests, the right treatment protocols, and the right healthcare providers. Conventional treatments are often not as effective as represented, and getting accurate information from doctors can be challenging. Evaluating the seemingly unlimited array of alternative treatments can be just as daunting. Add to this some justifiable fear, along with pressure from well-meaning family and friends, and it’s no wonder cancer patients feel overwhelmed.
We can help! Outcomes are better when decisions are well-thought-out and based on data!
Our specialty – informed medical decision-making – involves evaluating the risks and benefits of diets, supplements, tests, drugs, and procedures. Once decisions are made, we assist with logistics which include a dietary change, negotiating with doctors and institutions, communication with family members, and emotional support.
Our concierge program for cancer patients includes:
- Foundational courses (InforMED 101 and InforMED 201)
- Access to an online articles library (new ones added weekly!)
- Access to an online video library (over 200 videos)
- Monthly Q&A sessions with Pam Popper
- Monthly live classes on health-related topics and books
- One-on-one sessions with our Informed specialists
- One-on-one sessions with our dietitians
The online course covers the history of cancer and cancer treatment, causes of cancer, characteristics of cancer, screening, diagnosis, and treatment basics.
Online in-depth exploration of alternative treatments and treatment centers including IV vitamin C therapy, dietary supplements, Rife Machines, Hoxey, green tea, medicinal mushrooms, hyperthermia, immunotherapy, energy healing, and more!
Regularly scheduled boot camps and live teleconference/zoom sessions These workshops offer an opportunity for learning, discussion, information sharing, and community for members as they go through the process of regaining their health.
Tuition: $1495 (one year)
Athletic Training and Yoga – Virtually!
Online yoga classes $199 per year Dozens of yoga classes with more added regularly. Even includes a class on how to do yoga with your dog!!
One-on-one yoga classes $75 for 60 minutes or $125.00 for 90 minutes A great option for people who have alignment issues and injuries – or those who would like individualized instruction. Ask about packages, which can make regular private instruction more affordable.
Personal Training Sessions via Zoom or Skype
The first session (30 minutes) is free
$30 per 30-minute session, $45 per 45-minute session; packages available You can get stronger and more fit in the comfort of your home with a few weights and bands and private sessions with one of our trainers. Packages are available for regulars.
Conference Videos: The Next Best Thing to Being There!
$169 Members/$199 non-members (for all three years!!) can be included in memberships that include educational courses
Conference videos include:
- Panel Discussion and Q&A: the Impact of COVID Policies on Real People
- Presentations delivered by:
- Dr. Peter McCullough: Early Treatment for COVID-19 and COVID-19 Vaccines
- Dr. Peter Breggin: The Global Predators and We Are The Prey
- Eileen Kopsaftis PT: Ignore the Back to Fix the Pain
- Dr Scott Atlas, Advisor to President Trump
- Mary Marshall, BSN, RN, Wellcoach: The Benefits of Sunlight: Beyond Vitamin D Kylea Rorabaugh MA, PLPC: The Art of Building Fortitude
- Tom Renz: We The People!
Wellness Forum Health’s 25th Anniversary! Conference videos include:
- Sunday afternoon Panel Discussion involving almost all speakers
- Presentations delivered by:
- Dr. Hans Diehl: Cause and Cure of Modern Killer Diseases
- Dr. Young Hee Ko and Dr. David Fishkin: 3BP Treatment for Cancer
- Eileen Kopsaftis P.T.: Misconceptions About Pain; Why It Won’t Go Away.
- Dr. Peter Breggin: The Psychosocial Effect of Depriving People of Liberty
- Mary Marshall, BSN, RN, Wellcoach: Connection: Our Most Powerful Medicine
- Shane Prier and Pam Popper: COVID Operation: What Happened, Why It Happened and What’s Next (general discussion, Q&A)
- an Evening with Dr. David Katz
- Kylea Rorabaugh: Letting Go of the Past During the COVID Era
- Tom Renz: Set Our People Free: Ohio’s Landmark Lawsuit
Conference videos include:
- Sunday afternoon Panel Discussion on Vaccines
- Presentations delivered by:
- Dr. Saray Stancik Discussion of Code Blue, her personal MS story, and why doctors need to know more about nutrition
- Dr. Thomas Seyfried How Cancer Can be a Chronic Disease Managed by Nutrition Dr. Gracie Yuen Water Fasting for Health
- Beth Prior Health Education for Children
- Eileen Kopsaftis, PT Why Treating Chronic Pain Often Fails
- Mary Marshall Accidental Weight Loss: How Focusing on Health Instead of Weight Can Help
- Michelle Cotterman, RN Vaccine Mandates and Why They Are a Bad Idea
Mental and Emotional Health With Peter Breggin
Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: Consumer Course $370.00
This course is offered via online self-study
Research does not support the idea that “chemical imbalances in the brain” are the cause of mental illness. Yet today, 25% of Americans, including millions of children, are taking psychiatric drugs for conditions ranging from ADHD to schizophrenia. Research shows that psychiatric drugs are not effective (barely better than placebo). Instead, the drugs have significant side effects that are often disabling and sometimes life-threatening. Furthermore, the drugs do not address the underlying causes of the individual’s suffering and impairment such as childhood or adult losses and trauma, emotional conflicts in the family, poor self-discipline, difficulties focusing and persisting, real-life crises, and self-defeating attitudes.
While many doctors know how to prescribe the drugs, few know much about how to help patients withdraw, which is why consumers must be educated and prepared. This course provides valuable information about the effects of the drugs, what to expect while withdrawing, how to develop a team for support, and how to improve physical health in preparation for withdrawal.
The course is taught via an online video platform. Students will have access to the platform for one year from the date of enrollment. Participants must have access to a computer in order to access the videos.
- Introduction: Dispelling Psychiatric Drug Myths
- Understanding Major Psychological Disorders
- PTSD Psychosis
- Depression and Despair Bipolar
- Anxiety and Panic Disorders ADHD and Behavior Disorders in Children
- Impact of Psychiatric Drugs on the Body and Brain
- Medication Spellbinding Chronic Brain Impairment
- Antipsychotic (Neuroleptic) Drugs Antidepressant Drugs
- Stimulant Drugs Benzodiazepines and Other Sedatives
- Lithium and Mood Stabilizers
- Preparing the Body of Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal
- Diet, Exercise and Mental Health
- Orchestrating Your Withdrawal Process
- Understanding the Withdrawal Process
- Preparation for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal
- Techniques for Beginning Medication Withdrawal
- Developing a team
Beginning and Sustaining Your Drug-Free Life
This program includes Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Training film, membership to Wellness Forum Health, and additional instruction concerning diet and lifestyle change via live teleconference and online video platform.
The Heart of Being Helpful
This course is offered via online self-study.
This course begins with personal transformation – becoming the “best you” that you can be. The more centered and happy you are, the more pleased with your life that you are—the more you will be able to help others. You’ll learn how to constructively look at both your past and present circumstances, your successes and failures, your relationships with others, and how to transform yourself to live your best life. Ultimately you will learn how to identify your self-defeating reactions to life and to replace them with positive, rational, and caring approaches. Insight into your own experience, and continually fine-tuning yourself to live and to relate better, provides the basis for helping others with their lives.
- Humans, Relationships, and Love
- Reflecting on Your Childhood
- When You and Others Are Suffering
- Overcoming Negative Emotions
- Discover Your Purpose and Live Your Best Life
- Relationships and How to Heal Them
- Dealing With Impossible Relationships and Impossible People
- How to Have and Live the Life You Want
The Food Over Medicine Diet and Lifestyle License Program
Based on the concepts in the best-selling book Food Over Medicine: The Conversation That Can Save Your Life, this program consists of a combination of live teleconference classes and online classes.
Training modules include:
- Diet, Lifestyle Habits, and Health
- Research Basics
- Women’s Health
- Men’s Health
- Children’s Health
- Weight Loss: New Perspectives
- 6 Mentoring/Clinical Skills classes
Students will also have access to Wellness Forum’s article and video libraries (over 1500 referenced articles and hundreds of educational videos) and twice-monthly Q&A sessions, and will receive a copy of Food Over Medicine.
Upon completion, graduates will be able to offer The Food Over Medicine Diet and Lifestyle Program to clients/patients. Slide sets and teaching materials will be provided, and workbooks are available for purchase.
What you can do upon completing this course:
- Offer workshops to increase awareness about the relationship between diet and health • Teach the Food Over Medicine course
- Develop and teach cooking classes
- Assist people in improving their health with information, assistance with diet change, and one-on-one or group coaching
- Become an active participant in community efforts such as improving school food, or starting a wellness program at your church
Offered through a combination of online and teleconference classes Tuition: $2499
For more information or to set up a time to talk by phone email firstname.lastname@example.org