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SOME OF THE PARTICIPANTS in the Healthy Universe Expo are: standing left to right, Wayne Franson, Justin Abramson, Cheryl Lee and Donna Regan. Sitting left to right are Ken LeBad, Gerardo Perez and Dr. Kristi Tompkins. The Healthy Universe Expo is Saturday, June 28 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Democrat photo by Pat Dollins


Expo to showcase everything healthy

By From page B2 | June 23, 2014

What: Healthy Universe Expo

Who: Healthcare practitioners

Where: Forni Building, El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville

When: Saturday, June 28, 10 a..-7 p.m.

Cost: Adults $5, 18 and under free, $5 parking fee

Information: [email protected]


If you haven’t got your health, what have you got?

Before you can make the best choice for your health and your family’s, you have to know what is available. The Healthy Universe Expo on Saturday, June 28, will offer a look at the options for health care and healthy living in El Dorado County.

A wide variety of healthcare practitioners including herbalists, massage therapists, nutritional consultants, naturopathic doctors and fitness trainers will be available to talk with expo attendees from 10 a.m-7 p.m. at the Forni Building in the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, 100 Placerville Drive in Placerville.

Expo organizer Percy McManus has been in the health care business as an herbalist for more than 30 years.

“I wanted an event to showcase all the health care practitioners in our area. With the changes in health care insurance, people are terrified that what they need won’t be covered and they don’t know where to go. I want to create a community of health and I so believe in what these alternative health practitioners are doing. It’s not a craft or incense and jewelry type of fair. These are serious, dedicated people, so I rented the biggest building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds, the Forni Building, to have plenty of room for the wide variety of health care professionals and healthy living products that will be available to attendees,” she said.

Cheryl Lee of Folsom is a walking advertisement for the E-Power Body Energizer she and Donalie Regan will be presenting at the expo. The machine uses NASA technology to put the voltage back into each cell of the body, activating the cells, increasing circulation and normalizing the metabolism. It’s just one of the machines Lee and Regan represent.

“You can go to the ocean to get the negative ions, but you’d have to do a lot of walking on the beach to get the amount of negative ions this machine would give you in 45 minutes,” said Regan, whose husband suffered a debilitating stroke and benefited from using the machine which can be used with both humans and animals.

Lee herself began selling the machines after an accident left her spine broken and her kidneys failing. When Milton Albrecht, a Bowen practitioner from Auburn began using the machines on her, Lee  recovered and has been a proponent of the machines ever since.

Wayne Franson said, “You spend one-third of your life in your bed. All the great healthy foods and products won’t have a lasting effect if you’re sleeping on chemicals eight hours a night.”

Even the high-end brand name mattresses are composed of petro-chemicals which have carcinogens and which cause respiratory problems and other health issues in people with chemical sensitivity, according to Franson. Red and black mold can build between the air bladder and the surface of the mattress in some mattresses, unobservable by the user unless the mattress is deconstructed.

Franson, a former massage therapist, carries organic mattresses, comforters, pads, pillows and toppers in his Folsom store.

“We cater to the chemically sensitive and vegans. We customize beds and even build them right in the bedroom. And we’re no more expensive than the name-brand beds,” said Franson.

Nutrition consultant Ken LaBad said stem cell technology is the key to producing a proliferation of adult stem cells to aid the body being able to heal itself.

“After 40, you lose some of the ability to produce the stem cells you need. We all have them, we all make them, we use them every day and they do what they are supposed to do every day. Stemtech is the key to regeneration and the more stem cells you have,the better.” LaBad has a line of Stemtech products that promote the production of adult stem cells in the body.

Gerardo Perez, organic farmer and owner of the Red Shack in Placerville, will be presenting the doTERRA line of essential oils.

“I’ve used these oils, which come from all over the world, for years,” said Perez. “I give classes on how to use them. They often work faster than traditional medications and have no side effects.”

All doTERRA’s essential oils are Certified Pure Theraputic Grade and can be taken internally as well as externally. Perez is becoming certified in aroma touch and said his family rarely uses traditional medicine, relying instead on the essential oils and their organic produce for health.

Dr. Kristi Tompkins believes she is the only professionally licensed naturopathic doctor in El Dorado County. Practicing integrative medicine at Grandpa’s Compounding Pharmacy three days a week, Tompkins graduated from Bastyr University and has worked with Dr. Jonathan Wright, an expert in bio-identical hormones, nutrition and anti-aging.

“With Integrative Medicine, I treat the whole body and can get to the root of the problem to provide a unique, individualized treatment plan instead of a generic kind of treatment,” said Tompkins.

After Greg Im’s 4-year-old daughter was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, he began researching to find a cure. He developed a product he called EnerPrime which he fed his daughter in apple sauce every day. After three months, she was symptom-free and Im went on to develop other products for immune support, inflammation, blood sugar regulation and hormone balancing.

Justin Abramson of El Dorado Hills, himself a consumer of the products for the past two years, will represent IMPaX products at the expo.

“The delta-E  product provides mental clarity and focus and helps people with ADD and ADHA, dementia and Alzheimer’s,” said Abramson. An ionizing alkaline water machine by IMPaX is also being carried at the Placerville Co-op.

These healthcare workers and many others as well as vendors for healthy lifestyle products will be at the  Healthy Universe Expo on June 28.

There will be product samples, demonstrations, massage techniques and much more.

Admission to the Healthy Universe Expo is $5 for adults and 18 and under free. There is a $5 charge for parking.

For more information e-mail [email protected]

Contact Wendy Schultz at 530 344-5069 or [email protected] Follow @wschultzMtDemo on Twitter.

Wendy Schultz

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