New Websites Empower Consumers with Holistic Healthcare Information and Access to Local Practitioners

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Beyond The Basics Health Academy and One Agora bring together extensive alternative health information and a global directory of practitioners to help people take control of their health decisions

Beyond the Basics and One Agora team up to offer a comprehensive resource for exploring holistic health

"There is a great benefit in finding ways to integrate holistic approaches with traditional medicine. The key is helping people understand how they can work together.”

More Americans are turning to alternative medicine to supplement, or in some cases replace, their traditional healthcare. According to a survey by the National Institutes of Health, approximately one-third of Americans seek help for their health from a place that is outside of their doctor’s office. From managing stress to reducing exposure to toxins and improving gut health, people are seeking out more holistic ways to care for themselves in conjunction with, or as an alternative to traditional drugs and therapies. Healthcare consumers are becoming more open to different approaches to treating disease and illness and generally living their best and most healthful life and they’re actively seeking information about those approaches.

Enter Beyond the Basics Health Academy, a new resource designed to empower people who are exploring a variety of ways to improve their health. The website was started by Dr. Meaghan Kirschling, who has both an allopathic and alternative medical background. She holds a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree as well as, a B.S. in Nursing and Exercise Science, a Master of Nutrition, and a Master of Nursing in Women’s Health. Dr. Kirschling has seen the benefits of removing barriers and biases and taking an open-minded look at all the available health and wellness information that is available and she wants to share those benefits with the world.

“The best thing people can do for their health is arm themselves with the information they need to make decisions about how they’ll take charge of their health and wellness,” says Kirschling. “Beyond the Basics is about bringing information to the table and creating a dialog. There is a great benefit in finding ways to integrate holistic approaches with traditional medicine. The key is helping people understand how they can work together.”

Beyond the Basics Health Academy features a daily podcast on a wide range of topics from obesity and cancer to fasting and organic farming. The website also offers recipes, book and documentary reviews, and online courses. Beyond The Basics has seen incredible success so far. Since launching in June of 2015, the podcasts have earned more than 10,000 downloads from listeners in 101 different countries.

The next phase of the project is the launch of a connected provider directory called OneAgora, where people can locate a provider in their area, and where providers can share their information and resources with a large audience of health-minded individuals. This directory will help complete the mission of Beyond the Basics Health Academy to “educate globally and treat locally.”

About Beyond The Basics Health Academy
Beyond The Basics Health Academy is a website with the resources and tools to help individuals stay up-to-date on the latest health and wellness information. With the model of, “educate globally, treat locally,” Beyond The Basics in on a mission to build a global community of wellness-focused individuals that want to learn and teach about important health issues.

About OneAgora
OneAgora comes from the Greek word for community. The purpose of the OneAgora community is to connect like-minded holistic experts to individuals looking for their services and to connect experts with one another to allow for collaboration.

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