by Julie Peterson
When people think about heart health, what generally comes to mind is the fist-sized muscle that pumps and oxygenates the body’s lifeblood. However, the heart of the matter is not the pump itself, but the vascular system—the network of veins, arteries and capillaries that distributes blood to every cell in the body, delivering nutrients and eliminating waste.
Each human adult harbors an astonishing 60,000 miles of blood vessels—enough to wrap (read more…)
by Marlaina Donato
Someday, medical science will allow us to infuse damaged or aging organs with new cells, or to manufacture made-to-order organs on a 3-D printer. These emerging techniques to revitalize worn-out body parts are on the drawing board in the field of regenerative medicine. However, for the injured college athlete or the grandmother with compromised joint function, healing and pain relief can already be found in the form of prolotherapy and other non-invasive approaches that stimulate the body to heal itself. (read more…)
The Mayo Clinic’s website describes stem cell therapy as being “the next chapter in organ transplantation”, a step forward from using donor organs, which are limited in supply. What we used to think of as medicine of the future has not only arrived, but it is available at Wellness By Design, a holistic, alternative medical clinic in Greenville, South Carolina. (read more…)
by Marlaina Donato
Most of us take our hands for granted until buttoning a shirt or opening a jar becomes a daunting task. Getting a grip on that pain and loss of function with holistic solutions can be a game-changer. Inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, as well as repetitive motion syndromes like carpal tunnel, are commonly linked to hand and wrist pain, and effective treatment relies on identifying the underlying cause. (read more…)
Our bones are the foundation that supports our bodies and the quality of our lives. Unlike the brick and mortar and bedrock of a building, the human skeletal system is living tissue that breaks down and rebuilds; this constant remodeling demands much more than just taking an obligatory calcium supplement. (read more…)
Tossing and turning most of the night while obsessing about the need for sleep is a torture we all go through every now and then, but for the 40 percent of Americans dealing with current or chronic insomnia, it can be a regular nightmare. In fact, 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association.
The causes are multi-faceted: stress, pharmaceutical side effects, hormonal imbalances, chronic pain, anxiety and too much caffeine all fuel the insomnia loop. Add to that the overstimulation from 24/7 technology, social pressures and unresolved emotional pain, and it’s easy to see why long, hard, sleepless nights have become a worldwide epidemic. (read more…)
Much of our day-to-day well-being—how energetic we feel, how clear our thinking is and how our body processes food—is governed by the activity of the butterfly-shaped, thumb-sized thyroid gland at the base of the throat. When it’s working as it should, life is good. However, about one in eight Americans suffers from a malfunctioning thyroid, and women are five to eight times more likely than men to face the consequences.
It’s a delicate balancing act. A thyroid that produces too few hormones makes us feel sluggish and constipated. We gain weight easily, have muscle cramps (read more…)
Shay Hewitt is a born entrepreneur. In college, she decided to pursue a degree in pharmacy that led to a career in holistic health care.
This early grounding in biology, chemistry and physics served her well and eventually led to her becoming co-owner of InsideOut Fitness & Wellness, a wellness center that specializes in being fit from the “inside out”. Since 2018 the center’s focus has been on AmpCoil therapy using PEMF (pulsed electromagnetic field). (read more…)
In the informative article “The Happy Thyroid”, author Ronica O’Hara mentioned that women are 5 to 8 times more likely to suffer from malfunctioning thyroids than men. This is largely due in part with the hormonal connection to thyroid function. The human body has three major endocrine producing organs: the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands (whose main job is making cortisol, the stress hormone), and the sex organs (ovaries for women and testicles for men). (read more…)
Chiropractors are often perceived as back pain specialists, but optimal chiropractic care treats the whole person from the inside-out, starting with the nervous system. This means practitioners can address many conditions that transcend typical expectations.
The human spinal column sports 31 pairs of nerves, some corresponding directly to digestive, reproductive and respiratory organs, which might explain why regular spinal adjustments and other chiropractic techniques can be helpful for seemingly unrelated conditions like asthma, chronic headaches, hormonal imbalances and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. (read more…)
“The mouth is the doorway to the body,” so the saying goes, and today we know just how true that is. Years ago, the biannual trip to the dentist was typically a simple “drill-and-fill” operation, with other health concerns not given a second glance. Now, emerging research shows that when we neglect basic oral care—even that annoying task of nightly or post-meal flossing—we endanger our heart, lungs, kidneys and even our brains by allowing the buildup of pernicious bacteria in our gums. (read more…)
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, in Greenville, is a well-known holistic dental practice providing biocompatible, mercury-free dentistry which includes the removal of metal dental fillings.
Dental amalgam, or “silver” fillings, have been used for over a century. Amalgam fillings contain a variety of metals all bound together with mercury. Mercury is known to leak from the fillings continuously—increasingly so when fillings warm up during chewing. (read more…)
After 25 years as a clinical massage therapist, Theresa Wilkes has found her niche. Wilkes is the founder and owner of The Whole Health Collective (TWHC), a holistic health concept that brings together a team of practitioners offering a full range of natural health services. (read more…)
Electro-pollution and EMF stress have become a world-wide concern, and the U.S. population is finally beginning to notice. The rising concern regarding EMF waves and specifically 5Gs impact on the human body has been the focus of many in these troubled times. (read more…)
How to Turn Back the Clock
It has been said that stress kills, and it often can be a slow and premature process, leading to common but avoidable symptoms of decline: impaired memory, loss of mobility, fatigue and decreased libido. Good nutrition, getting enough sleep and staying active contribute to vitality; however, fortifying the nervous system is critical to combating age-accelerating stress hormones like cortisol. (read more…)