The Cape Region's annual Holistic Health Fair brought organizations representing clean energy, integrative health and wellness together in a community event of workshops, education and outreach March 29 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.
The event featured an exhibition of yoga and movement, lectures on integrated health care reform and green business as well as keynote speakers addressing clean energy, navigating health care reform in alternative medicine and foods to fight cancer.
According to naturopathic doctor and health fair organizer Dr. Kim Furtato, those who attended were able to sign up for health care at the event in advance of the end-of-month open enrollment period.
"Delmarva Foundation Medical Care will be ready to answer questions about the new Health Insurance Marketplace," Furtado wrote in an email. "They will even have the capacity at the event to sign people up for coverage by the March 31 deadline."
As the final speaker at the health fair, BeatCancer.org founder Susan Silberstein gave an address called "Fight Cancer with Your Fork," offering advisement about foods that can either prevent or promote cancer cell growth.
"I’m going to talk about a dozen advantages of using nutrition in a cancer treatment program," Silberstein said. "I’m also going to talk about what research says about diet and cancer survival."
The BeatCancer.Org founder said she seeks to teach people how to create an internal environment that is unfriendly to cancer through diet and based on institutional research and published in medical journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine.
Her nonprofit organization, also known as the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education, serves as a preliminary bridge between research about cancer strategies and the general public, Silberstein said. BeatCancer.org offers cancer education resources and donation-based counseling.
"We are an educational center, we do not treatment or diagnosis," she said. "Our resources are all education and research based. We teach people how to beat cancer through diet, lifestyle and other immune boosting approaches."
This was Silberstein's second speaking engagement in the Cape Region over that weekend. She also spoke to a private group about life-saving nutrition at the Hampton Inn on Route 1.
For more information about the 19th annual Holisic Health Fair at Cape Henlopen High School, visit edendelmarva.org or call 302-227-2233, Ext. 15.