Health solutions found at fair

If you have been longing to try something new to improve your health, you might find answers at Country Club Centre’s Health and Wellness Fair.

The fair runs Feb. 3-4, with 40 health and wellness professionals participating.

The Cline Medical Centre will be one of the booths giving free demonstrations to the public. Administrator Frank Pluta said his intent in participating in the fair is to educate the public on alternative medical treatments.

“Basically, I’ll talk about our environment and its toxins, people frustrated with their own health care, and provide people with some options they weren’t even aware of,” he said.

Cline Medical Centre offers non-surgical therapies to prevent or reverse chronic degenerative diseases. The centre specializes in integrated medicine, or combining alternative medicine with Dr. John Cline’s background as a traditional medical doctor.

One of the non-mainstream treatments Pluta will be telling people about is chelation therapy, where a man-made chemical is used to draw out heavy metals from the body.

“Unbeknownst to most of us, we are filled with heavy toxins,” said Pluta.

He said people with chronic illnesses, and those who have trouble shaking a cold or flu, often benefit from the intravenous hydrogen peroxide treatment the centre offers, involving extra oxygen injected into the system to kill bacteria and viruses.

Cline Medical Centre also offers people alternative solutions to lose weight, quit smoking or rid themselves of chronic pain.

Pluta said he will be explaining all of these treatments and others at the fair.

Pluta’s presentation is one of many the public can view at the event.

Lee Robillard, events co-ordinator with Country Club Centre, said the 40 or so fair participants cover the gamut of traditional and alternative health practices.

People can check their blood pressure, cholesterol levels, have a skin analysis or learn about spa programs offered around the city.

She said something new for the fair this year is massages by students in the spa program at Sprott-Shaw Community College. Alberni Outpost will be taking people out on Nordic walks at noon each day, and people can get a taste of what their future health will be like at the tarot card reading booth.

“It’s all free, there’s lots of giveaways and information,” said Robillard.

Country Club Centre’s Health and Wellness Fair takes place during regular mall hours.

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