As the entertainment capital of Macomb County, Mount Clemens has several festivals to celebrate food and music.
Maybe it’s time for an event to take care of our mind and bodies.
That’s the thought behind a new free outdoor event called the Natural Health and Wellness Fair scheduled for noon-8 p.m. Saturday.
It’s the first of its kind for Mount Clemens, according to Jennifer Gale, a classical naturopath and holistic practitioner.
“No event has ever been done in Macomb County like this with a mix of natural practitioners and modalities,” Gale said in a news release.
A group of natural health practitioners — including homeopaths, chiropractors, massage therapists, energy workers and sound therapists — has formed the Eastside Natural Health Collective. The Collective’s purpose is to spread awareness about and showcase natural health styles.
According to Gale’s website, naturopaths are people trained in forms of healing that work with the body’s inherent energy and capacity to restore its natural energy. The naturopathic approach to health requires looking for the root cause of a health issue rather than simply masking symptoms.
A Mount Clemens resident, Gale organized the Collective and helped coordinate the fair. She is also a member of the Downtown Development Authority.
“So it seemed a perfect fit to do an event to promote the city as well as to promote natural health. Mount Clemens has a long history with natural health, whether it be with the history of the bath houses or with the osteopathic tradition through (the former) Mount Clemens General (Hospital),” she said in the release.
The fair will be located on the Urban Naturopath campus at 99 S. Main Street as well as Grace Episcopal Church next door. There will be an outdoor food court area on Main Street offering health food and live entertainment in a tented area behind the campus.
People can speak with practitioners, learn about modalities, get samples and giveaways, and see a collection of natural health practitioners.
A special time will be set aside noon-4 p.m. for senior citizens to have their health needs addressed.
For more information about the Eastside Natural Health Collective, visit urbannaturopath.com/eastside-natural-health-collective/