With Spring here and Summer on the way, people are starting to talk about getting out and being active. The Idaho Falls Apple Athletic Club hosted a Health and Fitness Fair Saturday and just in case you didn't make it, Summer Joy stopped by earlier to get the highlights; including one special lady who believes that because of eating healthy, exercise, and relaxation techniques walked away from leukemia.
"Eight years ago I was diagnosed with terminal Leukemia and I was told I had four months to live. I had four kids and no husband, I went to a place called the Optimal Health Institute who taught me to be a raw foodest," said Chantell Cude, owner of Random Acts Catering.
Chef Cude says because of eating raw foods, becoming active, and meditation she is still alive today and cancer free. Random Acts of Catering offers to do any event while making it taste good and healthy.
Other booths featured vitamins, shakes, unique exercise tips, sleep aids, healing and alternative medicines. One vendor, Fit 4 Life Chiropractic, was offering free spinal screenings. With 8 out of every 10 adults experiencing some sort of back pain, including me, I thought it was a good idea to look into.
"If our spine is out of a line and those nerves are not getting the full signal then we are operating in a state of dysfunction or not at a full 100 percent. It goes dysfunction, sickness, and then disease. We want to make sure our bodies and our spine is operating with our nervous system to its peak performance," said Dr. Baden Patterson with Fit 4 Life Chiropractic.
Using this cutting edge technology can help pinpoint if anything is out of place. To help prevent that Dr. Patterson says, have good posture, maintain a healthy weight, be careful when lifting heavy things, twisting or picking up kids, and find the best sleep position.
"My philosophy is Fit 4 Life Chiropractic, and if we can align the spine and make sure our body operating at our peak performance and maintain our range of motion, then we can maintain our health. This philosphy lets us fix the little problems before they become big problems," added Dr. Patterson.
Another booth featured essential oils. These are proven to help with overall health and specific issues. For example oils can help treat problems with stress, muscle, bone, and joint pain.
"My husband uses Essential Oils, the Deep Blue for his arthritis on his little finger as well. It treats almost anything and it works quickly and there are no side affects," said Carolyn Nielsen, a Representative for DoTerra and Be Young.
"I have incorporated the things I have learned into transitional foods. So to help people who might be dealing with diabetes, cancer, or that just want to become more healthy; I help them alkaline their body and help them transition from the way they normally eat into a healthier lifestyle," added Cude.
Chef Cude also sells her homemade hummus to help raise funds for single parents who have chronic illnesses. To buy some you can go online or to Curves for Women in Idaho Falls.