Local Interest

In The Moment

The Benefits of Staying Mindful During Pregnancy by Kimberly Lawson Sumanah Khan first started practicing yoga in 2012, soon after her final heart surgery as a transplant recipient. She calls the work to become a teacher at Yoga One “one of the most physically and emotionally challenging and rewarding experiences of my life.” So when […]

A Nose For Yoga

Exploring the Benefits of AromaYoga by Hal Smith   When Eko McHugh first heard about AromaYoga™ being offered in Charlotte, she was intrigued but did not know what to expect. “I had been practicing yoga and using essential oils but did not know you could combine them for a powerful experience,” she said. AromaYoga™ combines […]

Think Earth Day Every Day

by Sandra Murphy The federal Every Student Succeeds Act, passed in December 2015 to take effect in the 2017-2018 school year, is the first law in U.S. history to include language that supports environmental education. Plans call for it to be integrated with current state standards, graduation requirements, teacher development and assessment, funding sources and […]

Real Studies on Nature’s Antihistamines

Are Nothing to Sneeze At by Mary Lehman Millions of people have been there: every tree in town bloomed overnight, their allergies seem to have tripled and they find themselves standing in a store looking for a natural product that might reduce the symptoms. What to try? Actually, the best thing to put at the […]

The Eyes Have It

Cluster of Ocular Melanoma Cases in Huntersville Reveals Early Detection is Key by Kimberly Lawson When people meet Vicki Kerecman, they have no idea she can’t see out of her left eye. More importantly, they would never know she had battled against one of the rarest forms of cancer-and won. In 2011, the Huntersville nurse […]

Gut Reaction

Dr. Michael Smith Talks Food Sensitivities by Kimberly Lawson We all have food sensitivities—even the healthiest among us. The problem is that most people don’t even realize they’re living with them. “It tends to be the things we’re eating every single day, so we’re always reacting,” says Dr. Michael Smith, a naturopathic physician who’s been […]

Sacred Passage

Conscious Dying as a Transformative Healing Journey by Linda Sechrist When properly viewed, the thresholds of all of life’s transitional moments can be both emotionally and spiritually rewarding. Whether it involves marriage or birth, job loss or illness, gleaning insight from the experience can yield fresh perspective on how to live life more fully today, […]

From the Battlefield to Breathwork

Upcoming Qi Revolution Offers Renewal for Veterans by Jeff Primack Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures and breathing techniques. Because of its ability to stop mental thinking immediately and encourage the mind to become energy aware, the practice is especially beneficial for veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. A […]

Affordable Complementary Care

Alternatives to Insurance Cost Less by Meredith Montgomery   The latest National Health Interview Survey available, from 2012, shows an annual expenditure of $30.2 billion in out-of-pocket costs for complementary health approaches, benefiting 33 percent of adults and 12 percent of children, and representing about 10 percent of out-of-pocket U.S. healthcare costs. Insurance rarely covers […]

Healthy and Wealthy

Staying Well On A Budget-Naturally by Michelle Bense With the new year comes plenty of old advice. Everywhere we look, there are reminders to join the gym, stop eating junk food, get a juicer, take new supplements, only eat organic—i.e. more expensive—and devote time and energy to consciously making a whole set of different choices. […]