Two Upcoming Community Health Fairs Present Pathways to Wellness, Oct 22 and Nov 2

The Sturgeon Bay YMCA will host the first event on Tuesday, October 22 beginning at 8:30 am and Stone Harbor Resort will host the second wellness event beginning at 8 am on Saturday, November 2.

wellnessGet healthy answers from dozens of health professionals, take part in free health screenings, and arm yourself with tools to lead a healthier lifestyle all in one place! The annual Healthy Living Fair takes place from 8:30 am – 1 pm at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, October 22. Everyone who attends the health fair will be treated to free refreshments and have a chance to win a variety of door prizes donated by all the participating businesses.

Attendees will have the opportunity to be hands-on with many free interactive opportunities throughout the day including foot and chair massages, cholesterol/blood glucose screenings, hearing tests, blood pressure checks, bone density, glaucoma checks, and much more. Appointments are necessary for a few of the screenings and may be made by calling the Y at 920.743.4949. They will provide free childcare while you visit the health fair.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer this free service to the community and help get everyone one step closer to a healthier lifestyle.” says Mary Claire McHugh, Healthy Living Director at the Door County YMCA. “Special thanks goes out to all of the vendors who share their services, the Parish Nurses who help organize the event and Ministry Door County Medical Center for sponsoring the health fair. It is great to see our community work together towards creating a healthier Door County.”

Fred Wittig and Brady Wycklendt are presenting scientific articles on the subject of autism, answering your questions and sharing recent discoveries in Autism: Causes and Cures.

Heavy metal toxicity as well as vitamin and mineral deficiency can lead to neurological disorders such as Autism and Attention Deficit Disorder.  Taking the “Terrain Approach”, where one changes the body to become unfriendly to an invader, attempts to address all of the possible factors that affect the person negatively. Eliminating common allergenic foods like animal products and gluten creates an unlivable environment for the problematic entity.

Recent studies have found detoxification supplements that relieve or eliminate symptoms in Autistic people. A healthy, nutrient rich diet has also been proven to reduce instances of problem behaviors.

Autism, ADD, ADHD and Asperger’s, as well as adult onset disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are created by imbalances in the brain. Several MDs like Richard Klinghardt, Rashid Buttar, Adiel Tel-Oren and Natasha Campbell-McBride are experiencing high success rates in treating their patients’ imbalances through changes in nutrition, coupled with a detoxification program. Chlorella, cilantro, zeolite, and other trace minerals are used to detoxify pathogens from the body.

For more information on the Healthy Living Fair contact the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay at 920.743.4949 or visit

Community Integrative Wellness Event Saturday, November 2

“This event is dedicated to empowering people with knowledge to take charge of their own health,” says event chairperson Dr. Chona Antonio, MD, who practices family medicine and acupuncture at Ministry.

The program is open to all members of the community, and will offer participants the opportunity to learn about holistic approaches to health as well as experience integrative practices such as mindfulness and Qi Gong, a gentle, flowing form of exercise.

Keynote speakers include Sara Edwards, LPC who will discuss using mindfulness practices to provide personal healing, and Wasentha Young, an expert in integrating energy work such as Qi Gong, meditation, and acupressure into a healthy lifestyle. As part of their presentations, Edwards and Young will lead participants in actively experiencing integrative health techniques.

“Our goal at Ministry is for people to be healthy, and it’s our responsibility to teach different ways to achieve and maintain health. With so much chronic disease in our lives today, patients are asking for ways to be proactive about their own health,” says Dr. Antonio. “Participants in this conference will come away with simple tools they can use right away to make a difference in their own well-being.”

The morning will conclude with a drumming circle led by Edi Kwasi Gbordzi of Ghana, West Africa.

“Edi joined us last year in Door County,” says Terry Lundahl, who is helping to plan the event, “and the response from participants was overwhelming. The healing power of music is so apparent in his music.”

The conference is free and open to the public and includes light nourishment. Preregistration is required. To register call 920.493.5979.

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