A Harvard-trained surgeon, who claims he has healed himself and others of chronic and potentially deadly health problems by going outside mainstream medicine, is coming to Delray Beach to share what he says are proven secrets to health and wellness.

Dr. Craig Brown, an oral implantologist who practiced in New York City for 20 years, says he has been involved in alternative medicine and nutritional healing all his life. Today, a lecturer, author and educator, Brown’s upcoming conference is called “Expansive Wholistic Health, ‘The Survival Kit for the 21st Century.’”

He says he spells “wholistic” with a “w” to represent the whole body and mind.

Brown was diagnosed with an ulcer and spastic colon at a young age and another devastating illness when he was 32, according to the press release about the conference.

“The severity of my illness catapulted me into researching and developing a way to cure myself because mainstream medicine had let me down,” he says. “It was also the reason I was on a mission of healing that I call Expansive Wholistic Health.”

He will unveil his Twelve Step Program and Protocols to help stop the consequences of changes in our food, environment and lifestyles at the Old School Square in Delray Beach, Nov. 2-3.

He says today’s generations turn to prescription drugs for temporary relief. But these drugs usually cause more harm than good.

Brown is the headliner at the conference, but there will be other speakers, according to the website.

In an email interview, I asked Brown a few questions about the conference.

BM: Can you tell my readers something about these 12 steps and protocols? For example, do they involve changes in diet and lifestyle?

Brown: We have 12 steps because improper lifestyle and even improper, incomplete, slanted or confusing information you are getting is creating addictions that are leading us all to the fast-track of aging … The Expansive Wholistic Health Diet is one of our 12 steps, and just one of our approximately 32 protocols. [It’s] crucial in today’s world to battle the GMOs (genetically modified organisms), pollution …, EMFs (electromagnetic fields), unhealthy water, damaged soil, poisons in and on our foods, heavy metal poisoning, lack of ozone layer.

BM: What can people expect, who attend your conference?

Brown: The conference is about education: understanding what works and what does not, what is worth knowing about and what is ‘snake oil’, what to do and what to stay away from. The event will be two full days of lectures on how to optimize your health, your body and turn back the hands of time. All the lectures are supported by scientific research or links to the most sophisticated information the health community has to offer.  We explain how you may actually be doing harm to yourself, even when you think or have been told something is healthy for you.  

BM: Why did you choose Delray Beach’s Old School Square for the Wholistic Health and Longevity Conference in November?

Brown: Because of its beautiful relaxed and open environment. [It’s] the perfect place to unveil our protocols.

The cost of the two-day conference is $399. For more information or to sign up, go to: http://www.drcraigbrown.com/event-2013-expansive-medicine-conference.php or call 561/245 7900.

In other news…

Fun, free event promotes child safety education

The Delray Medical Center Pediatric Trauma Council, in collaboration with West Boca Medical Center and Delray Beach Fire and Rescue, is hosting “Passport to Safety,” a community outreach event designed to promote safety and reduce injuries in children.

The event is free to the public and will take place Oct.26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Delray Fire Station #4 (at the corner of Lake Ida and Barwick Road).  

Attendees will receive pretend passports, which they’ll have stamped at booths. The booth will feature education on topics ranging from water and bike safety to texting and driving. Filled passports will earn attendees fun prizes. Children can also trick or treat at each station to receive candy and prizes.


For more information, call the trauma office at 561/ 495-3166.