By COLlive reporter
This Sunday, the Crown Heights Health and Wellness Fair returns for its second year.
Established by local physical therapist and coach, Chaim Backman, the fair brings together a diverse group of healthcare professionals and providers, sharing insight and inspiration from across the health continuum.
Covering everything from nutrition and exercise to emotional screening and genetics counseling, the event offers the perfect opportunity to learn and educate yourself and your family in all matters related to health and wellness.
With nearly 30% of the world population un-healthfully overweight (as reported by TIME Magazine), it has never been a more pivotal moment to shape the health of our future generations.
Some new participants in this year’s fair include Nature’s Cure, a kosher, whole foods nutritional supplement company. At Nature’s Cure, they believe in educating their clients in the proper nutrition necessary for a healthy lifestyle. Their program combines a powerful blend of high-grade plants and super-foods, rich in naturally occurring minerals and living vitamins, which have not been isolated and removed from their source.
One of their most popular products is Miracle Clay, a type of bentonite clay that may be used both topically and internally for cleansing and detoxification. Miracle Clay alkalizes the body, restoring a more balanced pH and resulting in better digestion and enhanced energy.
Good nutrition begins with pure, uncorrupted foods. In recent media, the dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms, or “GMO’s,” have been at the forefront. Rabbi Reuven Flamer, founder of Natural Foods Certifiers, joins the fair to demystify the confusing issues surrounding GMO’s. Natural Foods Certifiers offers kosher, organic, vegan and non-GMO certifications, and is currently launching the Apple Kosher Young Entrepreneurs Campaign, which provides three years free certification to any kosher restaurant that wishes to become organic and non-GMO.
With 40 years experience, Maxi-Health provides a full line of more than 250 vitamins, supplements and herbs for both children and adults. Their products employ a unique enzyme base for increased digestibility and nutrient absorption. Two of their newest products include Maxi Garcinia Cambogia and Maxi Green Coffee, which will be sold at the Health Fair.
Both supplements offer a natural weight loss solution and have already seen remarkable success. An Indonesian herb often used in cooking, garcinia cambosia’s benefits and weight loss properties have been praised by notable physicians, such as Dr. Oz.
Good health is not found in food alone. It also resides in the psychological wellbeing of the individual. Addressing this emotional and psychological component, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, has created the Early Recognition program. Similar to Early Intervention, Early Recognition administers emotional health screenings for children aged 5-21, so parents may discover any issues that need be addressed and treated by a therapist.
This year, members of the Early Recognition team will perform free emotional health screenings throughout the evening. Additionally, they will be there to answer questions and help those who may be interested to connect with therapists appropriate to their needs. (Parental permission is required).
In life it has been said, “knowledge is power”, and in matters of health, this cannot be more true. To make the best decisions for oneself and one’s loved ones, it is critical to understand one’s own genetic risks in order to take the necessary preventative steps.
Geneticists at Maimonides Hospital present a comprehensive approach to cancer prevention, offering testing, support, and counseling, so that inherited cancers might be avoided altogether. Information about the program will be distributed at the health fair. Look for the Maimonides Genetic Counseling table. Whether casually interested or actively seeking an appointment, the geneticists are equipped with answers to all your questions.
In addition to its vast group of vendors, the Health and Wellness Fair is offering free blood pressure checks. Door prizes and giveaways will be awarded throughout the evening! As if it couldn’t get any better, admission is free and there will be free food to sample.
While the Fair is a wonderful way to take charge of your own health, it also gives you the opportunity to give back and contribute to bettering the lives of others. Participants can bring any bags of clean, used clothing to the event, and it will be donated to local charities.
There will also be bone marrow drive to help save a life.
Date: Sunday, June 1
Place: Lubavitch Yeshivah, 570 Crown Street, Main Hall