Focusing On Yourself
Published: January 17, 2013
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If this year's New Year's resolution was to improve your health and overall wellness, an event this weekend may help you accomplish that goal.
A holistic health fair will be held at Everything Natural, 426 S. State St., Clarks Summit, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 19. The fair will feature demonstrations, samplings and health screenings, all designed with you in mind.
"This event is unique because is the only health fair of its kind that we know of," said Barry Kaplan of Everything Natural. "Everybody is used to health fairs that offer screenings to see if there is something wrong; this health fair is more of a preventative health fair and it features a holistic approach."
"Holistic health care is simple, easy and readily accessible," Kaplan continued. "It is so often much less invasive and it works the way the body works. It takes the body's natural processes and helps the body take care of itself."
One of the event's main features is a free screening of the film "Doctored," a documentary that examines the American health care industry and how citizens need to preserve their access to information. The showing is co-sponsored by ProActive Family Chiropractic, also of Clarks Summit.
Dr. Joe McAuliffe, owner of ProActive Family Chiropractic, explained why he feels people should see "Doctored."
"This movie tells the story of the Wilk case from the 1980s when the American Medical Association was found guilty by the United States Supreme Court of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act by trying to contain and eliminate the chiropractic profession," he said.
"The movie illustrates how heavy-handed industries can be in shaping and limiting our choices in treatment and preservation as well as in the very food we eat."
Besides the film, other events at the holistic health fair will include stress reduction and weight management clinics as well as the unveiling of Everything Natural's newly-designed supplements and products.
One additional demonstration at the health fair is designed for those who suffer from seasonal allergies.
"We will have a special demonstration of Neti Pots," Kaplan said. "Neti Pots are a great way to help keep your sinuses clear but not a lot of people know about them. Since this is the season, we wanted to introduce them to people."
Both Kaplan and McAuliffe hope that the event helps people reach their goal of a healthy 2013.
"Many people make health-oriented resolutions and they average about three weeks," McAuliffe said. "Usually, the problem is that the changes are too big or too hard. This event aims to teach one how to make small, sustainable changes that can have profound, permanent effects."