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Natural Ways to Cleanse Body & Mind

Take Toxins Our of Your Life by Meredith Montgomery The term “detox” has been gaining traction in health circles, but cleansing practices have existed for millennia, ranging from Egyptian hydrotherapy to Medieval Lenten practices and Native American fasting, smudging and sweat lodges. The truth is that we need cleansing now more than ever—to rid our […]

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 […]

Herbs that Beat the Heat

Favorite Varieties that Flourish in Summer by Barbara Pleasant Some of the best plants to keep as summer companions are herbs that enrich life with their flavors, fragrances and beauty. It’s not too late to pot up a few herbs or plant them in the garden if we choose varieties that thrive in hot, summer […]

Natural Motherhood

Creating the Best Start for New Life by Deborah Shouse “A woman’s body is exquisitely designed to conceive, nurture and give birth,” says Dr. Carol J. Phillips, an Annapolis, Maryland, prenatal chiropractor, doula and author of Hands of Love: Seven Steps to the Miracle of Birth. Judith Lothian, Ph.D., associate editor of the Journal of Perinatal […]

Heart-Based Leadership

Women Mobilize to Heal the World by Linda Sechrist The Heart to Lead: Women as Allies for the Greater Good, a documentary film directed and produced by Cheryl Gould, of Naples, Florida, explores the emerging paradigm of heart-based feminine leadership and how it is attuning women to their inner strengths, beliefs, each other and our […]

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 […]

Fearless Eating

How to Move Past Food Sensitivities by Kathleen Barnes Complaints of digestive upsets, brain fog, headaches, relentless food cravings and unrelieved stress appear to be at epidemic levels these days. “These symptoms may be part of newfound awareness of the wide-ranging and seemingly unrelated health problems caused by food sensitivities and intolerances, which are different […]

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 […]

Keep Decay Away

Kids Do Best with Holistic Dentistry by Linda Sechrist According to a 2012 New York Times story, “Preschoolers in Surgery for a Mouthful of Cavities,” more dentists nationwide are recommending that children be administered general anesthesia at hospitals due to the severity of decay. Such extensive dental work on children is largely preventable. Wise parents encourage their […]