Ideas on staying healthy

June 18th, 2015 10:28 am

First Posted: 1/26/2015

CLARKS SUMMIT — While Mother Nature brought morning snow to the Abingtons on Jan. 24, the weather did not prevent a crowd from attending the Everything Natural Holistic Health Fair.

“We were absolutely delighted with the health fair,” said Barry Kaplan, Everything Natural co-owner. “People had fun and, hopefully, learned something that would better their health.”

Kaplan saw both regular customers and first-time visitors to the store, who came to take advantage of the free health screenings, product sampling and seminars: “Change your Health, Change your Life, Dr. Joe McAulliffe;” “The Seeds of Nutrition,” Natural Factors; Children’s Story Time, Woodland Way Publishing; and Iyengar-Inspired Yoga Class with Eileen Harte, E-500 RYT; Chair massages by Utopia Spa & Wellness, Inc.; bone density scans, OsteoStrong; blood pressure and glucose screenings, VNA; and natural product samplings were also provided.

Kaplan explained one of the reasons the store moved 12 years ago its current location at 426 S. State St., Clarks Summit was to host classes and hold events. Currently in its sixth or seventh year, he said the annual fair is “fun and educational and stimulating for us and the community.” He also described the offerings as direct hands-on with practitioners and health care professionals in a friendly and inviting way.

“It’s good to be checked regularly,” he said. “We are really happy to provide that service.”

Barbara Cohen, Everything Natural events planner, said there were many events that offered whole body wellness.

“There was a nice energy in the store all day. We also had a yogurt bar, where we served yogurt smoothies with frozen fruit and yogurt, and yogurt parfaits, where you could make your own yogurt sundae,” she said. “We offer health promoting options for the body, relaxation and stress relief for the mind and food for the soul. That’s the mission of the store. It’s looking at the person as a whole person: mind, body, emotion and spirit.”