Achieving vibrant health and transforming lives and the world in a positive way were the life’s work of the late Dr. Ann Wigmore, a pioneer in the field of raw, living foods.
TheNatural Health & Eco Fest, taking place Sunday, November 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Laurel Manor in Livonia, is dedicated to the memory of “Dr. Ann” and aims to celebrate and teach about the healing power of raw and plant-based foods and a natural, eco-friendly lifestyle through lectures, food demonstrations, samples, exhibits and more.
“The intention of the Natural Health & Eco Fest is that attendees walk away with the knowledge and inspiration for achieving optimum health, physically, mentally and spiritually,” says event organizer Joyce Oliveto, a certified nutritionist and naturopath who, as a former student and dear friend of Dr. Ann’s, also is a pioneer in the field of raw, living foods.
Highlighting the event are talks by author and teacher Viktoras Kulvinskas, widely considered to be “the father of living foods” who co-founded the landmark Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston with Dr. Ann; and Brian Clement, Ph.D., a leading expert in the natural health field and current director of Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Fla. Joyce Oliveto will also speak, as will Joel Kahn, M.D., cardiologist and corporate director of wellness for Detroit Medical Center and Terri VanDale, certified nutritional microscopist.
Along with food demonstrations, samples and a food court will be health- and eco-friendly exhibitors and artisans. Attendees can also view documentaries and archived videos of Dr. Ann Wigmore and her groundbreaking work with wheatgrass juice and living foods to help others reverse disease and restore health and vitality, methods she had used to overcome her own cancer. Dr. Ann lived to a vibrant 84 years old until she died of smoke inhalation in a fire in 1994.
In addition to speaking at the Natural Health & Eco Fest, Dr. Clement will present an optional, in-depth workshop on how chronic conditions like diabetes, cancer and fibromyalgia can be conquered with a diet of organic, vegan, living foods. The workshop takes place immediately following the event, from 5 until 9 pm. And on Monday, Nov. 12 from 5 until 9 pm, Kulvinskas will present an in-depth workshop on aging and rejuvenation; therapeutic enzymology in relation to incurable diseases, longevity and weekend warriors; detoxification and more, at the same location. Both workshops will include a raw gourmet dinner buffet prepared by Oliveto and her dedicated assistants. For details and tickets, visit www.NaturalHealthandEcoFest.com.
“We had 600 people attend last year’s festival, when it was known as the Midwest Raw Health Eco Fest, and we’re expecting even more this year, with the growing public interest in raw foods and the potential to heal themselves through diet,” adds Oliveto.
Tickets are $15 when purchased in advance at www.NaturalHealthandEcoFest.com, or $20 at the door. Laurel Manor is located at 39000 Schoolcraft Rd., between Newburgh and I-275 in Livonia. A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit the Ann Wigmore Memorial initiative in Lithuania.
The Natural Health & Eco Fest is sponsored by Health Horizons, Hippocrates Health Institute, Living Simply Raw, Natural Awakenings, Nature’s Haven, Nourished Body/Satisfied Soul, Raw Yoga Bliss Retreats, Whole Foods Market and Zerbo’s Health Foods.
Source: Natural Health and EcoFest