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January 2010 - News Briefs

Jan 29, 2010 07:52PM
Natural Weight Loss for Life
 At Carolinas Natural Health Center

Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable premature deaths in the United States – claiming over 600,000 lives per year, according to a recent Harvard study. Give yourself an extension on life and commit to losing your excess weight with Carolinas Natural Health Center’s innovative natural weight loss approach.

The program is all-natural, physician guided and utilizes real foods - not drugs or stimulants. It guarantees weight loss and also ensures that under the program, you will lose your excess weight for life. “You never realize the effects that unnecessary weight has on your life physically, emotionally, and even financially until you begin to lose the weight and start to feel like a whole new person,” says Dr. Kivette Parkes of Carolinas Natural Health Center.  “Our patients see results that last a lifetime.”

The natural weight loss approach is nutritionally balanced, safe and proven effective and each plan is catered to the individual.  

“The Ultra Lite Weight Management System is the most successful program I have ever followed. After losing 32 pounds, I now have a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and no longer need my daily dose of Prilosec,” says Pam Palmer.

Carolinas Natural Health Center, located in Matthews, offers holistic healthcare for the whole family using natural therapies. To set up a complimentary consultation or learn about free monthly weight loss seminars, call 704-708-4404 or visit

Environmental BioDiesel Classes at CPCC  

Central Piedmont Community College will offer biodiesel classes for the general public, from those seeking a career change to small business people interested in saving money on their fuel bills.

The course provides a survey of the biofuel history and industry, including such prominent issues as food vs. fuel and the regulatory and incentives landscape. It focuses primarily on biodiesel and straight vegetable oil use, with a survey of other biofuels and feedstock technology.

The class is also extremely relevant to students who want to make their own fuel, including the basic chemistry and time spent in the lab making and testing fuel and field trips to a small local refinery and the biggest refinery in North Carolina.

Instructor Rich Deming is a founding board member of Metrolina Biofuels. “Interest always spikes when the price of fuel goes up, and it's on its way back up now,” says Deming. “This time it's not going to be artificially depressed by a recession, it's for the long haul."

Classes run Jan 13-Mar 24 at the central campus. For details or to register: 704-330-4223 or

Awakening Intuition Kundalini Yoga Workshop

Intuition is a gift that we all possess but are not always in tune with. The Awakening Intuition with Kundalini Yoga Workshop will nourish this sense by strengthening the higher brain centers, allowing one the intuitive nuance to compute the particulars of any situation.

Kundalini is a discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility through a system of gentle postures, meditation, breathing exercises and mantras.

“Kundalini Yoga increases access to your inner wisdom, allows you to hear the voice of your soul, increases your inner guidance system and helps you make positive life decisions,” says certified Kundalini instructor Patty McLaughlin. “Intuition is God’s gift of protection, especially for women.”

The workshop is suitable for all levels and will be held Feb 6 from 2-4:30pm at Harmony Yoga in South Charlotte. Cost is $35. For more information call 704-277-3887.

Standard Process Purification Program Reduce toxins, lose weight

Nature’s Spa is offering a 3-week detoxification program designed to slowly, safely and effectively detoxify your gastro-intestinal system, liver, kidneys and gallbladder. The Standard Process Purification Program emphasizes whole food supplements and whole foods, particularly fruits and vegetables, while limiting high-calorie, refined foods and saturated fats.

There are approximately 80,000 synthetic chemicals registered for use in the U.S. The CDC reports that hundreds of these chemicals are present in our bodies, and research has shown that many of these chemicals can disrupt our immune, endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems.

Internally, our bodies produce waste by-products as a result of normal metabolic function. Although your body is designed to rid itself of these toxins naturally, it can easily become overburdened, especially if you consume soda, coffee, alcohol, and processed or fast foods.

Purification offers your body additional support to expel natural internal and hazardous external toxins and minimize your weight. Whether you are a veteran cleanser or have never attempted a detox before, this gentle program is sure to jumpstart your body and mind.

Learn  more about the Standard Process Purification Program by visiting or [email protected].

Come Together for Peace Gathering of Peace Makers  

The New Year is a time for many to take a stand for what they believe in. Unity of Charlotte will host an ongoing gathering of Peace Workers, Peace Makers for all those who are hearing a call to work for peace and to bring it forth in our lifetime. 

“We are on the edge of a great spiritual awakening. If it is to happen, it is up to each of us to bring forth the peace we desire and know is possible,” says Rev. Nancy Ennis.   Using the techniques of Heart Math and Non Violent Communication participants can learn to be a peaceful presence and “bring peace to our relationships, homes, streets, faith communities, the city of Charlotte and the world we live in,” says Ennis. “The time is now, the world is waiting for us to step up.”

The gathering begins Jan 6 at 7pm at Unity of Charlotte, 401 E. Arrowood Rd. Info: 704-523-0062 or

Health and Wellness Fair Jan 23 At Healthy Home Market

Join Charlotte's local resource for raw foods, organics, supplements, advocacy and education at a free Health and Wellness Fair. Start the New Year right with samples, healing drinks and healers for you and your family. Don’t miss the practitioner’s room for hands on healing and cutting edge technology to promote wellness.

At Healthy Home Market, 2707 South Blvd from 1-4pm. Info:

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