“We are the dragon slayers of illness” says the Lindsey Duncan as he slowly walks down the aisle, peering intensely into the faces of the captivated audience. In that moment I couldn't help but picture Dr. Duncan wielding a gleaming, bejeweled sword and charging gallantly towards an enormous wiggling, fire breathing amoeba-like beast. As much as I wish this were a literal statement and not just an epic metaphor, I know that what he's demonstrating is the practice of Naturopathic Medicine and it's conquering of disease, deep down to the squirmy root of the ailment. This trust, belief and devotion of natural and holistic medicine is why over 100 people, including myself, showed up at this hotel ballroom tonight, eager and open to learn.
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Naturopathic Doctor Lindsey Duncan
Photo from genesistoday.com
On Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, Lassens sponsored a guest lecture of the celebrity Nutritionist and Naturopathic Doctor, Lindsey Duncan. The event was absolutely 100% FREE to attend and took place at the Residence Inn in Oxnard, CA.
Guests started to arrive around 6:15pm for check in and samples. At the demo table, our friendly supplement specialists, Aspyn and Chris, were handing out samples of pure Acai Berry juice and GenEssentials Greens which Dr. Lindsey had formulated with the nutritional supplement company Genesis Today. Although at first the Acai berry juice wasn't met with the happiest of faces (some puckered up like raisins at the blast of it's immediate tartness), once the benefits were unfurled like a never ending scroll of knowledge, the tune of the Acai berry seemed to be everyone's new favorite song.
Aspyn and Chris run the demo table to answer questions and provide information on the Acai berry
Guests were also invited to enter a raffle for a ridiculously desirable gift basket of more Genesis Today products, which included the highly popular and taste approved GenEssentials Greens formula. The crowd was getting thicker, so I decided to head on into the lecture room where I found my friends and colleagues standing by ready to help answer questions and assist the guests while they waited for the speaker.
Thee ladies are eager for a chance to win such a handsome prize!
On the left, best friend and supplement specialist, Ashley
On the right, manly man and manager of the Ventura Lassen's, Scott
At around 6:45pm, Mrs. Duncan introduces her husband with a touching tale of how they met and how he changed her life forever through his practice of natural medicine. Mrs. Duncan was followed by a 10 minute video of the Dr.'s accomplishments and appearances on such television shows as The View and Dr. Oz (the latter clip depicting a befuddled Dr. Oz comically reacting to the news that a decadent desert that Dr. Lindsay has presented to him was actually extremely nutrient dense and less than 100 calories per serving). The video went on to show Dr. Duncan's list of celebrity clients such as American fashion designer Mark Jacobs and former NFL Running Back, Tony Dorsett, who's testimonials are available to view on his website www.drlindsey.com. In it's final minutes, the movie briefed us on his adventures abroad in search of the world's purest super fruits and natural remedies.
The movie concludes and the Doctor takes the stage with a rip-roar of applause. He's an energetic, fit looking man, which is a testament to his lifestyle of healthy diet and continuous cleansing. For the next two hours he tells riveting stories of ways that he's stepped in to save lives where the American hospitals and the use of prescription drugs had fallen short and reveals hard truths about our poisonous and acidic environment. He keeps the tone mostly upbeat (one of my favorite moments was when he told us to thank our symptoms as they occur, for they let us know that there's an underlining issue; Thank YOU pimple! Now I know my hormones are out of wack!) while occasionally punctuating his points with intense (and sometimes repulsive) facts and visuals. One image in particular depicted a human colon which had swelled 10x's it's normal size due to lack of digestion and elimination. After presenting us with the 7 channels of detoxification (perspiration, exhalation, urination, deification, kidneys, liver and colon), he lets us all in on his personal daily regime which includes sweating profusely with a vigorous run (come rain, shine, snow or sleet!), drinking copious amounts of water and never, ever (and that means never) going a day without taking a greens supplement.
From this point, Dr. Duncan explains to us his partnership with Genesis Today and what they've formulated to bring the ultimate health and wellness to the public. From the 100% super fruit juices and 3,6,9 oils to the vegan fiber and digestive enzymes, Dr. Duncan spends time on each product giving us in depth details of their health benefits and usage against ailments. 9 pm rolls around and it is at this time that Dr. Lindsey begins taking questions from the audience.
“ Dr. Lindsey, you've given us some great suggestions for cleansing our gallbladders, but what about if we do not have a gallbladder anymore?” asked one man. There are several shouts of “yeah, me too!” as a quiet laughter ripples through the chairs. Dr. Lindsey, after taking his part in the communal giggle, gives a deep, in depth answer which details several supplements they can take to help support and detox their other organs, such as bupleurum and beet root.
Meanwhile, across the room, half of the audience is eager to take advantage of the one night only deals for the featured Genesis Today items. Lassens Ventura Supplement Manager, Janet, helps answer questions and makes sure that everyone is getting the right products that they are looking for. There are so many hands still hanging in the air for Dr. Lindsey Duncan to call upon, that eventually he just gives out his email and a promise to answer each and every one of their questions, so long as they can exhibit patience as they wait for his reply. The experience is close and face to face, his answers are precise and carefully calculated for everyone's individual question. In a world where everyone seems so comfortable self diagnosing their ailments on the internet, it's relieving to see the exchange between those in need and a person who has wholeheartedly dedicated his life to improve the quality of others' lives through natural, non-harmful and nourishing supplement suggestions and simple, everyday tips. As the room's commotion falls into a quiet chatter and packing up of boxes, it seems that the night has gone by smoothly, everyone leaving happy and full of new found knowledge.
When it comes down to it, whether you're just looking drop a few pounds or you're fighting a particularly hideous dragon of disease, knowledge is always your best and most powerful weapon. Lassens is happy to educate our customers with free seminars, lectures and demonstrations every month. Look for the next event at your local Lassens by checking out the Events Table or visiting us at www.lassens.com for more news on what's happening next!
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