Natural Women’s Healthcare: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Dillon

by Lisa Moore After suffering from debilitating headaches several years ago, Jennifer Dillon found relief through chiropractic care. This inspired her to help others with health issues and she decided to become a chiropractor. She began eight years of study in biology and biochemistry which provided her with the structural and chemical base necessary for […]

Laura Prepon’s Journey to Health Home Cooking, Organics and Massage Are Key

by Gerry Strauss From That ‘70s Show to Orange is the New Black, actress Laura Prepon has long been considered by TV audiences to be a welcome image of health. Yet Prepon’s recent discovery that she’d been falling short in nourishing her body as effectively as possible has set in motion a complete redirection of lifestyle, […]

The Red Temple Movement: Honoring the Cycles of Womanhood

by Lisa Moore Just as nature has cycles, so do women. The seasons represent a different phase in an ongoing cycle – birth (Spring), maturity (Summer), aging/release (Fall), and death/transformation (Winter). This is reflected in the maiden, mother and crone seasons of womanhood. Biologically, women’s phases are defined by levels of procreation – the onset […]

Whimsical Provisions for the Soul: The Bag Lady Celebrates 20 Years

by Lisa Moore The Bag Lady is known as a one-stop shop for all things metaphysical. Offering carefully selected products to inspire creativity, spirituality, hilarity and random enchantment, this eclectic store has evolved for two decades as a haven for people seeking to expand their consciousness. The store’s mission statement is “to celebrate, nurture and […]

Farm Hands Charlotte: Micro-funding new farmers

by Lisa Moore Since 2009, William Lyons and Marie Williamson, co-owners and operators of Bluebird Farm in Morganton, NC, have lovingly practiced the art of farming. The pair raises organic-fed, pasture-raised pork and chicken as well as 100 varieties of organic vegetables. Dedicated to building living soils to ensure the quality of their products, they […]

Bugs Linked to Factory Farm Antibiotics: Cause of Most Urinary Tract Infections

The bacteria E. coli now causes 75 to 95 percent of all urinary tract infections, and research from Iowa State University has confirmed that such occurrences are linked to factory farms that use antibiotics. The findings support a study previously completed by scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and George Washington University that shows […]

Frack Attack: Drilling Poisons Both Water and Air

Drilling Poisons Both Water and Air Major concerns about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as a means of extracting natural gas have centered on how toxic fracking fluids and methane injected into the ground can pollute water supplies. Now a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Health attests how fracking adversely impacts air quality, too. Lead […]

Ginkgo Biloba Calms ADHD, Boosts Memory

Natural Solution for Brain Function Researchers from Germany’s University of Tübingen’s Center for Medicine tested the Ginkgo biloba extract EGb761 on 20 children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in a clinical trial. The children were given up to 240 milligrams (mg) of the extract for between three and five weeks. Before, during and after the […]

Mission: Animal Rescue Big and Small, Need Our Help

by Sandra Murphy   Every creature in the animal kingdom has an essential purpose, yet through human interference, animal life overall has become so imbalanced as to signal a tipping point for Earth. Extreme care for the rapidly growing population of a relative handful of pet breeds stands in stark contrast to trending extinction of […]

Popular Fitness Myths that Can Cause Harm

by LESLIE PERRY DUFFY We’ve heard them time and time again: fitness tips that guarantee we’ll meet our goals if we follow them. The truth is that some can hurt more than help. Here are seven fitness myths that are best to ignore. No pain, no gain. It’s true that what we put into our […]