I exhibited at the recent Integrative Medicine for Mental Health / IMMH conference and appreciate the support of my sponsors or “partners.”
Designs for Health, a professional brand, offered exclusively to health care professionals and their patients through referral, donated bottles of Zinc Challenge for my zinc testing. This is something I like to do at events because zinc is such a common deficiency, especially when it comes to anxiety and depression. Low zinc is common in pyroluria – you can do the pyroluria questionnaire from my book to determine if this may be an issue for you. There are 4 different levels of the zinc taste test: here is more information and an example of how it should taste.
Mira Messy, NE, author of The Pantry Principle: How to read the label and understand what’s really in your food. I had 10 of her wonderful books on display and available for purchase, plus a small standup poster with information, plus space on my signup sheet for people to get on her email list. We did a trade and she is going to be exhibiting at HMN Natural Living Conference on Oct 12 and will reciprocate with my book The Antianxiety Food Solution: How the Foods You Eat Can Help You Calm Your Anxious Mind, Improve Your Mood, and End Cravings.
Hawthorn University “is dedicated to providing supportive, comprehensive, and professional education in the fields of holistic health, nutrition, and the health sciences through the utilization of distance education methods. Hawthorn offers online undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate degrees, certificates and continuing education programs to a diverse community of adult learners working to enhance health and wellness around the world.” I displayed fliers for these programs at my booth and was available to answer questions that my booth visitors had about their programs.
Organic India is a herbal tea and supplement company which “promotes sustainable organic agriculture and protects the bio-diversity of the Earth, while supporting thousands of marginal farmers and tribal communities in rural India.” They donated organic tulsi tea: “Tulsi, also called Holy Basil, is revered throughout India as a sacred herb infused with healing power and is considered to be the “Queen of Herbs.” Abundant in antioxidants, certified organic Tulsi Tea is not only great tasting; it offers stress relief, increased energy and a boost to your natural immune system.” Also, because they are naturally caffeine-free they fit perfectly with my antianxiety food solution message of no to coffee! My favorite is the lemon-ginger – it’s delicious!
A big thank you to Designs for Health, The Pantry Principle, Hawthorn University and Organic India!