Health Fair speakers offer real solutions
On Saturday, April 24, at Cape Henlopen High School, the 17th Annual Holistic Health Fair will offer a dynamic discussion series, which is free and open to the public. Three experts in their fields will speak about how a shift to sustainable preventative medicine, environmental practices and economic restructuring can help Americans create a self-sustaining future filled with health and prosperity.
At 11 a.m., D.C. Kuhns, executive director of The Delmarva Community Wellnet, will introduce “EDEN: Energize DElaware Now – Exploring the Use and Recovery of Renewable Resources in Delaware.”
A veteran of the renewable energy industry and owner of Blue Water Development LLC, Kuhns will address business opportunities awaiting Delawareans in renewable resources, necessary policy changes for revitalizing the economy and business models that he says will succeed as the economy recovers.
“Delaware is a state known for its history of firsts,” said Kuhns, “and right now we have a fertile field where we can plant and harvest some great ideas for entrepreneurs. The opportunity is a steep growth curve lead by many of the green infrastructure vendors already well established in the state. I’m excited that many of these vendors are joining us at this year’s fair.”
Also a trailblazer of “firsts,” this year’s keynote speaker, author and herbalist Dr. Alan Tillotson, R.H., Ph.D., opened Delaware’s first multi-specialty holistic health center, the Chrysalis Center, in 1986.
As a resource in the tri-state area on the subject of natural medicine solutions for serious health problems, Tillotson has concerns about the future of natural healing.
“We cannot ignore that, as herbal medicine science advances, the plants and traditional healers of the world are dying,” he wrote. “Moreover, I see the greatest health challenge of the next century to be the global changes to our environment. We need our planet to be healthy if we are to be healthy.”
Between his 2001 book, “The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook,” and his Internet resource “Tillotson Institute Of Natural Health,” Tillotson has created a 21st century primer for Chinese, ayurvedic and Western herbal therapies that have served humankind over two millennia.
At 1 p.m., Tillotson will reprise his popular forum, “Stump the Herbalist,” by taking questions on any disease and responding with science- and tradition-based solutions.
At 3 p.m., Dr. Dave Allderdice, ND, of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, will present “Synergy Between Natural Healing and Modern Medicine.”
Allderice earned his doctor of naturopathic medicine degree from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, Ore., and has extensive training in cancer care, botanical medicine, IV therapy, nutrition, mind-body medicine and naturopathic manipulation.
“I want my patients to have every aspect of their health and well-being supported,” said Allderdice. “In this way, they can fight the best fight against their disease using all the resources and knowledge available from the many different disciplines of healing.”
Additionally, more than 70 holistic, “green” and natural businesses will present booths, and more than a dozen will offer free 30-minute workshops on topics such as healthcare reform and naturopathy, meditation, essential oils, healing touch, organic food, solar power and more. Door prizes, free morning Zumba and tai chi classes, a wholesome food court by HoBo’s Restaurant of Rehoboth Beach and an all-new “Kids Corner” make this year’s fair an earth-friendly event for the entire family.
Cape Henlopen High School is located at 1250 Kings Highway in Lewes. Fair hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Change for The Wellnet wishing well and non-perishable food items are welcomed. For more info, visit www.thewellnet.org or call Sherry at (302) 945-2107.