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May 6, 2021 

The worldwide pandemic has not only spawned a health crisis, but it has also added fuel to the existing mental health crisis. In May, we host internationally recognized thought-leading organizations and practitioners to help address the crisis and support our community's health and well-being. 

Even before COVID-19, the prevalence of mental health conditions in our nation was on the rise, affecting 1 in 5 adults and nearly as many youths. Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate a significant increase in mental illness from the prior year: “We must treat this as the public health crisis that it is and reverse this trend.”

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. KnoWEwell will be honoring it with FREE weekly mental health programs from mental health trailblazers. Find the full line up below our Insights below. Further, the Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC) will also be hosting FREE weekly virtual workshops designed to promote mental wellness in our community. For nearly 50 years, CHAC has provided high-quality, affordable mental health care to school-based counseling services to support parents, guardians, families, and local communities. Register here.

May is also Celiac Awareness Month. KnoWEwell is honored to welcome the Celiac Society of India to our network of mission-aligned Collaborative Partners who inspire and empower individuals to heal and achieve WELLthier Living.

In support of the COVID-19 crisis in India and Celiac Awareness Month, KnoWEwell’s Chief Health Officer, world-renowned celiac and gluten specialist Dr. Tom O'Bryan, DC ( Founder) will be featuring a very special educational webinar with thought leaders from The Celiac Society of India, live from India. In this time of crisis, this is a not-to-be-missed program. Register Here

Further, the COVID-19 pandemic is ravaging India, with hospitals full and PPE, oxygen, and ventilators in short supply. Patients are dying as they wait for help in hallways and parking lots. The California-based Miraglo Foundation, an NGO that assists underserved communities, is requesting donations to buy emergency supplies for the Sri Narayani Hospital in Tamil Nadur, with which it has a long-standing relationship.

President and founder of Miraglo, Rauni Prittinen King, and Miraglo board member Dr. Mimi Guarneri, President of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine, with the help of generous donors, have grown the hospital from one room to a charitable critical care facility serving 56 villages. Please consider donating to Sri Narayani, which desperately needs N95 masks, oxygen, ventilators, dialysis machines, and more. Learn more and donate here.



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Changing the Way We View and Treat Children's Mental Health

On Wednesday May 5th, at 1pm EST, Dr. Rosanne Capanna-Hodge joins KnoWEwell's Director of Education and HolisticMomMD, Dr. Madiha Saeed, to share how to change the way we view and treat children’s mental health, specifically regarding OCD and PANS/PANDAS. She will also share assessment and treatment options.

Learn More and Register Here


Tuesdays with Dr. Tom: Addressing the Root Causes of Mental Health and Neurodegeneration through Biology and Genetics

On Tuesday May 11th, at 1pm EST, join Dr. Elena Villanueva and Dr. Tom O'Bryan, KnoWEwell's Chief Health Officer and founder of, to learn how biological and genetic data-driven approaches are used to determine healing protocols for addressing the root causes of mental health and neurodegeneration.

Learn More and Register Here

Elena Villanueva "Dr. V"



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Sound Medicine® Strategies For Reducing Stress and Illness

On Wednesday May 12th, at 1pm EST, join Dr. Elizabeth Krasnoff and Dr. Madiha Saeed, KnoWEwell's Director of Education and the HolisticMomMD, to learn how sound healing can be used for:

  • Anxiety, stress or other nervous system imbalances
  • Creating a state of receptivity to a change you want to make, ie., quit smoking, eat better, rest more
  • Changing your state of consciousness, ie., become more relaxed, more focused, more restful
  • Enhancing your daily mindfulness practice

Learn More and Register Here


Tuesdays with Dr. Tom: Overcoming Allergies and Food Sensitivities: Why a Non-GMO Organic Diet Is a Key First Step

The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith was named the 2017 “Person of the Year” by Masters of Health Magazine

On Tuesday, May 18th at 1pm EST, join us as Jeffrey Smith and Dr. Tom O'Bryan sit and discuss:

  • Amazing health statistics associated with switching to an organic, GMO-free diet
  • Can GMOs cause leaky gut?
  • How GMOs and Roundup activate immune responses, damage the microbiome and impact nutrient absorption

Learn More and Register Here

Jeffrey Smith,

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John "Jay" A. Faber, MD

AMEN Clinics: A Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health

The Amen Clinics Approach to mental health has shown that psychiatric conditions are not single or simple disorders. They all have multiple types, so the same treatment plan won’t work for everybody, and it could make your symptoms worse. The Amen Clinics Method is different. 

Join us on May 19th at 1pm EST for an educational program, where Dr. Faber will explain how their database, with over 180,000 brain scans, helps more successfully identify various types of ADD, anxiety, depression, and many other mental health conditions, so you get the answers you’ve been looking for.

Learn More and Register Here


Healthcare From Your Dentist's Chair with Dr. Amy Dayries-Ling

Dr. Amy Dayries-Ling, DMD, FAIHM, AIAOMT, and a Health and Well-Being advisor to KnoWEwell, hosts a monthly webinar series, “Healthcare from Your Dentist’s Chair”. She is the first dental fellow of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine and is leading the way to better patient experiences and health outcomes in her practice, Whole Healing Dental. 

Dr. Dayries-Ling features experts from her industry and explores the integrative approach to dentistry. Join her on Monday May 24th, at 1PM EST with a DMD expert from our Collaborative Partner, The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT). 

Learn More and Register Here

Amy Dayries-Ling, DMD, FAIHM, AIAOMT


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Special LIVE from India: Food & Your Immunity: Tools for the Pandemic

In support of the COVID-19 crises in India and Celiac Awareness Month, KnoWEwell’s Chief Health Officer and world-renown celiac and gluten specialist, Dr. Tom O'Bryan will be featuring a very special educational webinar with thought leaders from our Collaborative Partner, The Celiac Society of India. 

Join us on Tuesday May 25th, at 6:30am EST, 4pm Kolkata, India, for this critically important educational program to earn why the food we eat is more important than ever, and how to protect yourself during this pandemic time.

Learn More and Register Here


Access all future and past KnoWEwell and Collaborative Partners events and webinars HERE



Join KnoWEwell for Free!

KnoWEwell was founded to inspire and empower individuals to help prevent harm and address chronic disease. Our global ecosystem community of thought leading organizations and experts are collaborating to inspire and empower you to achieve WELLthier Living. Wherever you are on your journey through life, we provide peace of mind, making it easier. Know you are not alone. See our Collaborative Partners Profiles to learn more and select your free code to join KnoWEwell.