SHERMAN, Tex. (KXII) – Sunday was Texoma’s first Holistic Health Festival at the Municipal Lawn in Sherman.
“Holistic health encompasses mind, body, and spirit. It heals the whole person rather than just parts or just symptoms,” event coordinator Jennifer Gomez said.
Gomez is a holistic health practitioner, and coordinated the first-annual Holistic Health Festival Sunday.
She said holistic health focuses on natural remedies, rather than traditional medication.
“Just out here spreading awareness about all the different ways there are to be healthy.” (GOMEZ)
Around a dozen local businesses set up vendor tents, handing out products from herbal tea to CBD and essential oils.
Also, there was a yoga class, raffle, and kids even got to enjoy trick-or-treating and pumpkin painting
“I’ve done the yoga over there, I’ve done the corn hole and the ring toss things,” 7-year-old Alayna Schmidt said.
Dr. Veronica Riera-Gilley set up a booth to educate people on vitamin supplements.
“I’m a doctor of pharmacy and I help people maximize their health with minimal medication,” Riera-Gilley said.
She said she came to the festival to talk to people about minimizing prescription drug use.
“I’ve had a lot of fun talking to people and most of the people that have come by today are not taking any prescription medications which is fantastic, I think that’s the goal,” Riera-Gilley said.
Gomez said she got the idea from holistic health festivals she’s been to in Dallas
“There was nothing like that out here, and just wanted to bring that together and bring awareness to the community,” Gomez said.
Gomez said all profits from the raffle will go to Habitat for Humanity to help them build homes for local families in need.
“I just hope everyone takes away inspiration to find what makes them well,” Gomez said.
Gomez said they plan to keep the event going yearly.