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Leaky gut and food sensitivities presented by Dr. Joel Backer

gut and it's relationship to food sensitivity

by Joel E. Backer,
M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

When:              Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Friends Meeting House, 4500 Kensington Ave.     

Time:               7:00 p.m., lecture; 6:00 p.m.,
potluck supper

Cost:                $3.00 non-VSR members (free if you join VSR that night)

Please bring a dish
to share and list of ingredients, serving utensil  and your own place setting and

Dr. Backer is a Board Certified GYN here in Richmond, and also practices Functional and Integrative Medicine. He is pleased to announce the opening of his new women’s health clinic in the Richmond Medical Park.
Westhampton Health & Wellness, located at 2000 Bremo Road in Suite 205A,
offers a comprehensive menu of medical and aesthetic services. “Westhampton
Health & Wellness is dedicated to treating the whole woman,” Backer said.
“We believe and respect the mind-body connection. It’s about understanding what
ails you. It’s about listening to how you feel – and developing a comprehensive
and non-invasive treatment plan to help you take on life and live it fully.”
Backer, a 1996 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and
fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, made his
career in keeping women as healthy as possible, from the inside out.

“The most important aspect of health is prevention,” Backer said. “Women
must be happy with themselves, comfortable in how they look, and living healthy
lifestyles in order to maximize health.” 
They also must be in tune with what’s going on with their whole body, and
not just the symptom of an ailment.

“I’m from Richmond,” Backer said, “and it’s exciting to bring my family
back here and help women take control of their health and well

For more information about Westhampton Health & Wellness, visit, call[masked] or
email [masked]. Awards: Patients'
Choice Award
(2010 - 2011)

Doctor Recognition
(2010 - 2011)

For information call[masked] by Friday January 10th  or email

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  • Anne Moss R.

    Very helpful

    January 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dr. Backer's presentation was great, informative, and he definitely has a good personality and sense of humor. I appreciated the active participation from everyone there, and the food was great. Glad I was able to attend.

    January 12, 2014

  • Carolyn G.

    Excellent information presented.

    January 11, 2014

  • Lois

    Dr. Backer was an excellent and entertaining speaker with a great sense of humor. The topic was fascinating and the talk was very informative. The food was awesome.

    January 11, 2014

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