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Ital Livity Expo to offer patrons healing options

Published:Friday | March 30, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Dr Danovan Whyte, well-known qualified medical practitioner and natural health consultant/therapist, will be one of the dynamic health professionals to speak in 'The Reasoning Hut' during the Ital Livity Expo, scheduled to take place tomorrow at the Twelve Tribes of Israel headquarters (TTI) on Hope Road. Gates open at 10 a.m.

The Reasoning Hut is a feature of Motherland Promotions (the fund-raising arm of TTI) Expo, designed to share with the public, healthy lifestyle products and services and to provide valid information to combat the negatives which are caused from today's stress-filled environment.

Whyte, an alumnus of the University of the West Indies where he obtained his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degrees, is one of the practitioners who has dared to explore the world of natural healing with fascinating results, thus offering the best of both worlds. He will bring his 25 years experience in medicine and natural healing techniques to the forum, a holistic approach which he says he combines in the care of his patients. His work experience in Jamaica includes stints at the Kingston Public Hospital, Bustamante Children's Hospital, Cornwall Regional Hospital, and Lucea Medical Centre. He also practises natural healing at the Lifestyle Transformation Resort at Harmony Gardens, Montego Bay.

"I believe that we are our best physicians, and when empowered with knowledge and truth about ourselves, we enjoy healthier and more meaningful lives. The approach is holistic - body, mind and soul," said Dr Whyte.

Other speakers in The Reasoning Hut will include Dianne Robertson, well-known herbal consultant and author, and Dr Jan Glean, family practitioner who also combines traditional and natural health therapies.

All natural products

More than 30 booths will be showcasing items manufactured by local entrepreneurs using all-natural products. Some of these include soaps, personal and hair care products, wines, pottery, unique craft items, plants, herbs, whole foods, clothing, as well as books on healthy lifestyles.

Patrons will be able to partake in deliciously prepared vegetarian meals, unique raw food cuisine and more. Free HIV, blood-pressure and blood-sugar testing will also be available.

In supporting the efforts of Jamaica's small business entrepreneurs, proceeds from the event will go towards the education of children attending the Jamaican Rastafarian Development Community Elementary School in Shashamene, Ethiopia which has an enrolment of 500 children, 90 per cent of whom are Ethiopian. The school has maintained a 100 per cent pass rate for the past four years by its grade- eight graduates who move on to high school, and has been commended by the Ethiopian Department of Education for its high standard of education.