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Free Lung Disease Screening

Free Lung Disease Screening Offered by Cone Health

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Cone Health Cancer Center at
Alamance Regional

Free Spirometry test for those that answer “yes” to any of the following:

Do you cough several times most days?
Do you bring up phlegm or mucus when coughing most days?
Do you get out of breath?
Are you a current or former smoker?


Registration is required.
Please call (336) 586-4000 or register online at

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Fac/Staff Wellness Tables Well Represented at Benefits Fair

IMG_1965The Fac/Staff Wellness Center tables proved to be a huge hit at the Elon Faculty Benefits Fair, held yesterday in Koury Concourse from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event offered a valuable opportunity for faculty and staff to explore the many health and wellness resources available to them through Wellness. With complimentary short massages offered by the Wellness Center, the fair was truly a delight to all who attended! Faculty and staff were also provided the opportunity to receive a flu shot, an essential protective measure at this time of the year, plus blood pressure and blood sugar checks. Additionally, the Wellness Center is promoting Sleep Awareness Month by educating faculty and staff about the importance of proper sleeping habits. Individuals were encouraged to fill out a survey about their sleep habits for the chance to win a free massage and to play a bottle toss game to win Elon prizes.IMG_1931IMG_1979

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Qigong for Health and Healing Workshop

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Enrich your life with a powerful health and healing workshop! Join us on Saturday November 8th from 1:30 to 5:00 at Triad Yoga Institute in Greensboro for this rejuvenating experience. Sifu Eric Reiss instructs this rewarding class that enables yogis of all skill levels to cultivate self-actualization and target common health issues.

Click the link below to view a flyer with additional information about the workshop!

Qigong for Health and Healing Workshop Flyer Triad Yoga

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A Healthy Teriyaki Sauce

imagesCAV2OT53Hello Friends,
If you are seeking tasty sauces for quick meals and want to avoid high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), tons of sodium and suspect ingredients, I hear your pain. I have been seeking an alternative to my former favorite teriyaki sauce by Kikkoman. I have spent months trying different natural ingredient brands but they either taste weird, are not as yummy or satisfying as the Kikkoman brand and/or cost $6 or more per bottle. I love using teriyaki sauce to make my fried tofu (marinade tofu overnight in teriyaki sauce, then press out the moisture, batter in bread crumbs and pan fry with coconut or grape seed oil. I have missed this quickie dish and others due to my frustrating teriyaki sauce search. God is so good as I finally found a brand with all natural ingredients, lower sodium and it only costs $2.49 per bottle!!!. Harris Teeter’s HT Traders brand Teriyaki Sauce has won the taste, price and simple ingredient test for me and my family. I even used in on some vegan chick strips (Kroger’s Simple Truth Organic brand) for a tasty teriyaki vegetarian chicken meal at church potluck that was a hit (I added steamed broccoli and brown rice to complete the simple dish).

I just found even better news today. Harris Teeter now has this delicious simple sauce on sale buy 1 get 1 free until Tuesday July 2 2013. Oh goodie! 2 bottles for only $2.49. If no Harris Teeter is convenient to you, it is worth the trip to stock up for the future. Did I mention it comes in a light protected GLASS bottles too! I love it!!!

See below for the nutrition facts and ingredients list for these 2 brands below. Note the much lower sodium in the HT Trader’s brand per serving (380mg sodium for a 2 TBSP serving versus 610mg sodium for a 1 TBSP serving of Kikkoman brand). Now who really uses only 1 TBSP teriyaki sauce? Sure the HT Traders brand has more total sugars but they are sourced from sugar and pineapple juice and not HFCS. Let me know how you like it on your favorite dishes.
NOTE: For a soy free and/or gluten free base sauce, try the Coconut Secret Raw Organic Coconut Aminos. You can find it in Co-ops, Whole Foods, EarthFare and online at The price is much lower in stores so don’t be alarmed by the online price; a little goes a long way.

Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce ingredients

HT Traders Teriyaki sauce12.00 oz ingredients
SKU / UPC: 072036704689
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 tbsp
Servings Per Container 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber -1g 1%
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
Water, Sugar, Soy Sauce (Water, Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Garlic Puree (Garlic, Water, Citric Acid), Pineapple, Pineapple Juice Concentrate, Ginger, Rice Vinegar, Corn Starch, Sesame Seeds, Tamari Powder (Tamari Sauce [Soybeans, Salt, Wheat], Maltodextrin, Salt), Sesame Oil, Garlic, Onion Powder, Ginger Powder, Xanthan Gum ( Natural Thickener).

*Y.A.A.H = yummy- affordable available-healthy

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Nutrition Class Series for Detox


Spring comes early in the Carolinas! 

We are already blessed with daffodils peeping up to see if it’s time for blooming.
Once the weather warms up it’s time for some Spring Cleansing, external and internal!

 In Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines Spring is associated with the liver and the gall bladder; both of which work together as blood cleansers. They work hard to keep our organs and blood free of toxins. As we move from Winter to Spring it is good to release whatever toxins may be stored in the tissues of our bodies. Spring is the ideal time to shed that winter both external and internal coat.

Acupuncture Healing Center is planning a Nutrition Class to support you in the cleansing process… a spring detox is a perfect way to harmonize your body, mind and spirit! This class will combine information from Oriental Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine. Participants will be able to choose which path they want to follow.

Please come to our free introductory classes
March 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm

March 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

 5% discount on classes if you bring a friend!

This course will run for 5 consecutive Saturdays from April 6 until May 4. In the first class you will receive complete instructions for preparing to detox including a shopping list and explaining the options. Subsequent classes will include checking in, ear detox acupuncture, yoga detox poses, breathwork and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Classes will be taught by Carmela Mager and Vasanta Lidanova.

Causes of toxicity in the body

  • Eating, drinking and breathing numerous pollutants and toxins in our environment
  • Pesticides and preservatives from our foods are stored in the body’s fat and brain for years.

Symptoms of toxicity:

  • Swelling of the body
  • Rashes or itchiness on the body
  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Acne
  • Swollen glands
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Bloating, gas

Benefits of Detox class:

Weight loss, increase in energy level, clear mind, better digestion, metabolism and lasting knowledge of how to eat for your body type.

Did you know that Acupuncture Healing Center offers:

 Community Clinic
Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Yoga Classes with Dana Malaguti
Friday 6 pm
Sunday 10 am

Tai Chi Classes with Mickey Jo Sorrel
Wednesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm
January 16-March 6, 2013
March 13-May 1, 2013

Acupuncture Healing Center
109 Conner Drive,
Bldg III, Suite 103
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

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Legs for Life

Saturday, October 13
Registration…………………… 7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
Hot Legs Contest………………………8:30 a.m.
5K Race………………………………………… 9 a.m.
Fun Run/Walk …………………………..9:05 a.m.
Proceeds from this event will be used to support Alamance Regional Charitable Foundation’s
Legs for Life Wellness Fund. This fund will specifically benefit patients of Alamance Regional who
need access to diabetes education and medical nutrition therapy, but are unable to afford this care.
Hosted and sponsored by ARMC
6th AnnualCourse: USATF Certified course (NC08055PH) will begin at Alamance Regional.
Fun Run/Walk: One mile Fun Run/Walk will take place on Holt-Pardue Road that
circles Alamance Regional.
Awards: Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers:
1st place – $200 2nd place – $100 3rd place – $75
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age division.
Age Groups: Up to 14, 15-19, 20-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 41-45, 46-50, 51-55, 56-60,
61-65, 66 & up
NEW! Physician & Business Leader Categories: If you are a
physician or business leader, please indicate on your registration form if you wish to compete
in these categories.
NEW! Hot Legs Contest: Go all out and
creatively decorate your legs/leggings with crazy designs!
Decorating can be done prior to the event, or we painters
will be available on-site from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m. Free to 5K
or Fun Run/Walk participants! Judging 8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Winners announced after the 5K with 1st place receiving $100 Alamance Crossing gift card.
Registration Fees: Pre-registration is $20 per person and ends Oct. 8. On-site
registration is $25 per person and will take place at Alamance Regional Grand Oaks Center,
1238 Huffman Mill Road. T-shirts guaranteed to the first 100 registered. Children 12 and under
are welcome to participate in the Fun Run/Walk for free.
More Information/Registration
• Call Alamance Regional’s LiveWell Line at (336) 586-4000
• Go to and click on Classes and Resources to register online.

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How Far Does Your Food Travel before You Eat It?

 How Do You Like Your Eggs? Ever wonder how many miles your food travels before it makes its way into your home? Check out this fun video that shows the surprisingly long journey a carton of eggs must take to get to your local grocery store!

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Elon Community Church Farmers Market


Corner of Williamson Ave & Haggard Ave
Elon, NC 27244
[ get directions ]

When and Where  

Thursdays 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Located on the lawn of Elon Community Church across from Elon University

Elon Community Church Farmers market is a congregation supported farmers market. The market offers a friendly atmosphere with local farmers and personal attention to customers. Aside from vegetables, organic and produce items, the market also includes a variety of protein options including beef, chicken, pork, goat, and catfish. Locally produced cheese, eggs, baked goods, seasonal fruit, and honey products are available as well.

The market offers handmade birdhouses and other crafted items. Market vendors offer gardening advice as well as educate customers how to use seasonal fruits and vegetables. The market aims to create greater awareness for the health and economic benefits of buying local. Come and join the fun as a faith community, university community, and local producers share together at the market.

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Understanding Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer: Symptoms,

Treatment & Prevention




Tuesday, May 1

Noon – 1 p.m.

Grand Oaks Center, Alamance Regional Campus

Speaker: Arin Isenstein, MD,

Alamance Dermatology

Click here for more information  May 2012 Events at Alamance Regional

To register, call (336) 586-4000

or visit

A light lunch will be served. The program is free.

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Piedmont Farm Tour April 28-29

Piemont Farm Tour

April 28th and 29th marks the 17th annual Piedmont Farm Tour, sponsored by the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association and Weaver Street Market. Stop by the store to buy your button for the event. $25 before the day of the tour, $30 the day of. The button is the ticket for your entire carload. There are 40 farms participating this year, including some of our favorite producers like: Cane Creek and Braeburn Farms, Benjamin Vineyards, Iron Gate Winery, Timberwood Organics and a bunch of other local farms! Learn where your food comes from. Visit the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association Website to learn more.
Click for a map of the tour here.

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