Local Interest

Winter Workouts – Indoor Options to Beat the Blahs

by Barb Amrhein Even sunny southern states face chillier days when the great outdoors looks a little less inviting. DVD programs and free weights are solid indoor choices to keep up our fitness routine, but we also can look forward to moving beyond those basics to more adventurous pursuits at local fitness clubs, health centers […]

Ask Congress to Stop “Drive-Through” Mastectomies

On September 25, 2008, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the bipartisan Breast Cancer Patient Protection Act, which would end the practice of “drive-through” mastectomies, when women are forced to leave the hospital within hours of undergoing major breast cancer surgery. The bill will require insurance companies to cover a minimum 48-hour hospital stay for […]

Let Our River Flow – Catawba is America’s Most Endangered River

The Catawba River has supported human communities for hundreds, if not thousands of years. From its headwaters in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC, the Catawba River moves through the Charlotte metropolitan area and continues through the midlands of South Carolina. Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the Catawba as a flowing river because of […]

Yin Yoga – Go Deep to Balance Your Practice

By Lisa Moore If yoga is about balance, then Yin Yoga is a perfect compliment to the active, dynamic styles currently practiced in the US. Most of these styles are considered Yang, focusing on internal heat, muscular movement and contraction. By contrast, Yin Yoga targets the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones and even […]

What Is Getting Under Your Skin? Arbonne Offers Safe, Organic Skin Care

We plaster our skin with creams and lotions every day, not giving much thought about the ingredients they contain. But by placing our trust in the manufacturers of skin care products, we may be doing more harm than good to the largest organ of the body. Most mainstream cosmetic products are comprised of mineral oils, […]

Laser Acupuncture: The Healing Power of Light

Light has been used for therapeutic purposes for hundreds of years in India, China, the Middle East and Mesoamerica. In ancient Greece it was called heliotherapy, from helios meaning the sun, and therapeutic solariums were common practice in the middle ages. By merging the ancient tradition of acupuncture with the latest Western technological developments, laser […]

Isha Yoga – Inner Engineering for Transformation

Can you be happy in hell? This is one of the questions that Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev addresses to seekers who come to him, looking for guidance on the path to enlightenment. Once we are free of our limitations, we can be happy anywhere, Sadhguru tells us. Sadhguru, whose name means “dispeller of darkness within,” is […]

Mothering Across Continents – Charlotte Women Unite to Help AIDS Orphans

By Lisa Moore It’s been said that a mother understands what a child does not say. A group of Charlotte women understand what millions of AIDS orphans in South Africa cannot say and are mobilizing efforts to meet their needs. With global projections of AIDS orphans reaching 25 million by 2010, the majority of these […]

Living for Giving – Charlotte Women Make Lasting Impressions

By Lisa Moore   Author Diane Mariechild once said, “A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” Five local women have proven they have the passion and tenacity to make dreams come true. Their altruistic efforts have changed lives and brought hope to countless people. We salute […]

Thermography a Vital Tool for Breast Disease

Thermography, also known as digital infrared thermal imaging, is a clinical imaging procedure that detects subtle temperature changes down to a hundredth of a degree. Tissue appearing cooler can represent compression of vascular or nerve supply. Areas appearing warm represent irritated or fast growing tissue. This non-invasive procedure is an aid for both diagnosis and […]