Local hip-hop artists Alpha Lee, Hunter and Chachillie take turns at the mic, with beats by Dirty Frost. The video by Just So Ya Know Productions previews the Valentine’s Day For the Love of Music event that will be held at New Mountain. That show features Free Radio, Fist Fam, Fourth Mouth Jerk, Top-R, Alpha […]
The new Publix Super Market going in at 1830 Hendersonville Road is hiring in all departments and will host a job fair from Saturday, Jan. 31 through Wednesday, Feb. 4.
Attendants of the racial equity discussion meeting Jan. 29 were reminded they can’t fix the problem in one night, or this month, or this year. But the important part was, the ball was rolling on presenting information and starting a discussion. “Racial equity — when we don’t have it right there’s a lot of finger pointing. […]
Carol Conrad From sick gut to happy wholeness “I’ve had problems with my stomach ever since I was a baby. All through my life I had tests, and no one could figure it out,” says Asheville resident Carol Conrad. She sought help from several angles —a gastroenterologist and a naturopath; different medications and supplements — but […]
As Asheville City Council heads into an important election year, a variety of new local projects are in the works that aim to increase civic engagement.
I saw the incredibly violent American Sniper on M.L. King’s nonviolent birthday in a Biltmore Grande theater packed with other Ashevilleans. Director Clint Eastwood succeeded in depicting how brilliantly brave sniper Chris Kyle was tragically traumatized, and then murdered, in part by America’s Middle Eastern policy. The movie is mainly an endless abomination of kicking […]
The Asheville chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance (AHPA) has come nearly to the halfway to achieving the group’s $500 fundraising goal on popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The club, bonded by a shared love of all things Harry Potter, holds philanthropic events and fundraisers on a regular basis, according to organizers. Members hope to improve […]
In order to assess the state of integrative and mind-body medicine in the Asheville area, Xpress invited health care professionals in the Asheville area to participate in a survey about their approaches to treatment. Of fifty-one respondents, half were individual health care providers. Other respondents listed themselves as clinics or health centers, hospitals, or educational […]
Reviewing Inherent Vice [Jan.7, Xpress], Ken Hanke wrote, “I suspect there are people who can resist a movie with lines like, ‘He forced my little girl to listen to original Broadway cast albums while he had his way with her,’ but I am not one of those people. That is just one of the many nuggets of […]
“For the eight-piece Tampa, Fla.-based funk/hip-hop band Green Sunshine, every show is a party,” says a press release. And that’s almost all you need to know. Except that members have stage names like Optimus Rhyme, Mowtown Tea and Sunshine Slim, and they’ve got matching green tracksuits. Together since 2008, the collective considers itself to be […]
The Asheville Chapter of the B Corp Movement host a “B the Change” community gathering at New Mountain. The Tuesday, Feb. 10 event takes place at 6:30 p.m. and focuses on “educating, inspiring, and entertaining fellow change-makers, businesses, artists and innovators.” Press release from New Earth MUZiQ: On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 6:30pm the […]
If you seek nontraditional health care, such as integrative or complementary approaches, does insurance cover it? Although the vast majority of such services are paid out of pocket, there are some exceptions and signs of change for the future. “I know that there is a trend in that direction, when you’re talking about integrative medicine […]
Respondents to the Mountain Xpress wellness survey weighed in on the following question: “Do you think integrative care has advantages over either conventional or alternative treatment alone? If so, what do you see them as being?” Here are some of their responses: “I think integrative care is ideal when the unique strengths of both allopathic […]
In her homey office on the second floor of a quaint, arts-and-crafts style house on Charlotte Street that serves as the home of holistic medical practice Family to Family, Dr. Susan Bradt talks about integrative medicine as a model of health care. She has an open, engaging manner and speaks with quiet conviction about problems facing the current health […]
Brian Lewis’ quest for a different kind of medicine began in medical school, where he received a grant to study healing methodologies from the Himalayas and Tibet. He later co-founded a student group on integrative medicine. Lewis, a physician at Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville, says he came to realize that “without treating the whole person, you [can] not do […]
Any Go Local cards purchased in February and March will help support a local nonprofit of your choosing, with half of the price of the $16 card going to that organization.
Holistic medicine aims to treat the whole person, not just diseases and their symptoms. There is a growing awareness among practitioners — both traditional and alternative — that healing can be brought about or accelerated by involving all aspects of a person — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. In back-to-back Wellness issues, Xpress looks at two different aspects of […]
In this town, if you haven’t had an acupuncture appointment, massage, energy-healing session or herbal consultation, it’s more than likely you know someone who has. Modalities that were once thought of as hokey, or at least incompatible with the Western medical model, are becoming less alternative and more mainstream — so much so that Mission Hospital, Park […]