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ITAL LIVITY EXPO: Promoting healthy lifestyles... Environmentally friendly products on show

Published:Thursday | March 22, 2012 | 12:00 AM
Ital Livity Expo: Noran Price, marketing officer of Irie FM, getting a taste of fruit wines from wine-maker Carmen Stewart, one of the exhibitors in the upcoming Ital Livity Expo on March 31, at the headquarters of the Twelve Tribes of Israel along Hope Road, St Andrew. Carmen uses natural fruits and berries grown in Jamaica to produce her wines. - Contributed


Soaps made from natural products, wines from natural fruit and berries grown in Jamaica and pottery were some of the attractive and exciting environmentally friendly items displayed at the launch of 'Ital Livity Expo' on Thursday, March 8. Patrons got a taste of the upcoming exposition scheduled for March 31 at the Twelve Tribes of Israel (TTI) headquarters, 81-83 Hope Road, St Andrew. The upcoming event is being staged by Motherland Promotions, a fund-raising group within TTI.

The expo is themed 'A celebration of nature's bounty and the benefits of natural living' and will carry a number of exciting booths showcasing a wide variety of items. These include cooked vegetarian meals and the much-touted health benefits of uniquely prepared raw food; natural craft, clothes and books on healthy lifestyles; market items; whole foods; natural personal care and health products, and much more. There will also be demonstrations on care and styling of locks and natural hair. Free HIV, blood pressure and blood sugar testing will also be available.

Speaking at the launch held at Medallion Hall Hotel, Janet Morrison, member of the Motherland Promotions, explained that the expo is a holistic approach to healthy living amid the high-stressed atmosphere of the present social environment. "This event is about balancing our lives as the negatives happening around us, such as crime and economic challenges, can really take a toll on our bodies, resulting in chronic diseases such as cancer," Morrison said.

She indicated that the event had a multi-faceted purpose and was designed to share information on products and services which will enhance our daily lives, and expose and support entrepreneurs who have sought to use the alternative route to manufacture their products. "This is not always easy, but it is about self-reliance," said Morrison, referring to the teachings of Marcus Garvey who, she said, encouraged action and self-reliance as a means of building a successful future.

Noran Price, representing one of the main sponsors, Irie FM, said: "There is a synergy between Irie and this event ... . Irie is all about bettering the lives of people. This is a perfect fit and the perfect opportunity to continue this message."

For further information on Ital Livity Expo email: motherlandpromotions@gmail.com.