YOUR BEST LIFE
WELLSCENE ATLANTA 2018 BRINGS WOMEN’S HEALTH TO CENTER STAGE
STORY: Claire Ruhlin
In 2014, Gabrielle D’Auria was sick, weighed fewer than 90 pounds and was desperate for answers. After 12 different doctors, one finally diagnosed her with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, leaky gut, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), Candida overgrowth and hypothyroidism. Once she was finally healed, D’Auria was inspired to learn the ins and outs of health and attended Emory University to become a certified health coach.
This career path inspired D’Auria to create a health-minded support system that helped women take control of their physical well being. “After coaching for some time, I realized that Atlanta’s wellness scene was lacking,” D’Auria says. “It was there; it was just not connected, and I wanted to bring it to life. I wanted to create a community where women could educate themselves and be inspired to live their best lives and feel their absolute best.”
This deficit led D’Auria to create WellScene, a women’s wellness conference covering everything from gut health to natural beauty products. Held at Upstairs Atlanta on November 11, WellScene’s debut conference features CentreSpring MD founder and integrative medicine expert Dr. Taz Bhatia as headline speaker. The day also showcases talks by Sarah Biggers, founder of clean beauty brand CLOVE + HALLOW; and Kristy Dickerson, CEO and co-founder of STARTplanner.com, founder and CEO of STARTdetoxing.com and co-founder of StartLovingYou.com. Attendees will also enjoy networking breaks, healthy snacks, vendors and swag bags.
“I know Atlantans are interested and curious, so I hope this event will help more women focus on their health and make themselves a priority,” D’Auria says. “Our event is a mind, body, spirit approach. So not only will we be discussing thinks like gut health, we will also be discussing emotional health as well. I think it’s important to cover those three things for complete wellness.”