by Roberta Bolduc Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a life-threatening disorder affecting over 18 million Americans. 40 percent of Americans (2 out of 5) snore and 40 percent of snorers have OSA with no signs or symptoms of the disease. An oral appliance, similar in appearance to a dental retainer, called a mandibular advancement device (MAD) is now available at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry as an alternative to the traditional CPAP machine.
There has been a lot of press lately regarding the many positive effects of hemp oil, otherwise known as CBD oil. Comments from Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Sanjay Gupta as well as information from various online medical sources such as NetDoctor.co.uk (NetDoctor.co.uk/medicines/a23099460/cbd-oil-benefits-and-risks/), along with personal testimonials, herald the improvements seen with several common health challenges.
25 Years of Natural Awakenings by Jan Hollingsworth The year was 1994. America Online opened the first gateway to the World Wide Web; Jeff Bezos founded the fledgling behemoth Amazon; and Deepak Chopra installed the first bricks on his path to enlightenment with the publication of his book The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams.
Emerald Farm, in Greenwood, has opened a new Christmas store on their farm just in time for the holidays. The store will offer all types of Christmas decorations and gift ideas for everyone on your list. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to talk with children,
The Upstate Food Co-op, in Six Mile, is hosting a special event this holiday season. Join them on December 8 from noon to 3 p.m. to sample holiday treats, and browse and purchase food and gifts in the store. The event is open to all; no membership is required for this event.
Gifts that Evoke Kids’ Creativity by Sandra Murphy Choosing thoughtful gifts for kids can be a challenge, especially when opting for creativity over this year’s hot toy. It’s possible to find gifts that appeal to both parent and child, involving the whole family or working as solo projects. Some expand beyond the boundaries of home.
Illuminate: The Psychic and Healing Arts Expo returns on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, in Flat Rock, North Carolina. The event, produced by Julie King and Itha Trantham, offers intuitive guidance, alternative healing therapies, information on numerous subjects, and celebrates the holistic and spiritual communities in the upstate and mountain areas.
Crystal Vision Books and Events Center is hosting its 18th Annual Healing and Creative Arts Festival entitled Weave the Web. Held in Hendersonville, North Carolina, this public event is free to attend although activities such as readings may have fees. The event takes place on September 29 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Harmony and Fusion: the Carolina Center for Healing Arts, will be hosting a Local Artist Showcase on September 9. The event, which will include a variety of events that guests can attend from 1 to 5 p.m., is free to attend and open to all. The new retail gallery will feature live plants and hand-made reclaimed wooden furniture by Ideal Impressions. Native American supplies
Hub City Co-op is partnering with Brown’s Meats for a pig roast and back-to-school sale on Saturday, August 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be face painting, free snow cones and a free picture booth for the kids. The Spartanburg Fire Department will be hosting some fire truck tours and the local Humane Society will also be there with a selection of adoptable pets.