This summer, Toronto has offered up a multitude of ways to eat healthy. Between the new farmer’s markets and events such as Tasty Thursdays and today’s Street Treats Fair at Nathan Philips Square, fresh, local, healthy food is available all over the city. But eating healthy is only part of the equation when it comes to your total wellbeing. True, the summer months are usually a lower stress, more casual, care-free time for most people, but everyone has a different experience. It has been a few months since the health show season was upon us, so perhaps this is the perfect time to refocus on the non-food related areas of your health, like your thoughts and emotions, environment, and wardrobe. Wardrobe?
This Saturday and Sunday The Distillery District plays host to a new health show—the Vital Life Forum and Show. The emphasis is on promoting health and green living, and admission is free. It runs from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. each day, with over 50 exhibitors both indoors and outdoors in the main area of Trinity Street. There is a line-up of interesting speakers covering subjects such as the root causes of illness, stress-relief using Traditional Chinese Medicine, preventative medicine for vibrancy, and dressing to maximize your personal power. The speaker schedule, plus the full list of exhibitors, is available on the website.
In lieu of admission, you will be invited to donate $5 to an outreach program run by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine which helps support people who don’t have access to naturopathic care. And if you attend the show on Sunday, you can get back to the good eating by picking up some treats at the Distillery Farmer’s Market.
Photo by parke ?? from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.