Nature’s Top Foods to Prevent and Reverse Disease by Marlaina Donato Heart disease and chronic illnesses like diabetes, Alzheimer’s and inflammatory bowel disease are reaching alarming rates in this country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 71 percent of all healthcare spending in the U.S. goes toward treating people with multiple chronic conditions. Plant-dominant diets have a profound and universal effect on disease prevention,
Gentle Poses Foster Flexibility by Marlaina Donato Although media coverage of yoga often highlights advanced yoga poses, the practice is not reserved solely for super-flexible folks. Benefits are available to everyone of any age or physical type. “Many people assume that yoga requires the ability to be a contortionist. Yoga is an internal process and can meet us wherever we are,” says yoga therapist
Life Pharmacy and Wellness, formerly known as Skrip Shoppe Compounding Pharmacy, has changed their name and expanded their offerings from non-sterile compounding to offer skin care and nutrition. They have also added a women’s health emphasis pharmacy.
by Roberta Bolduc Shay Hewitt, registered pharmacist, is excited about introducing AmpCoil PEMF therapy to her wellness center in Greer. Hewitt, co-owner of Inside/Out Fitness and Wellness Center, explains that the device acts as a form of sound therapy for controlling chronic pain and actually works with magnetic energy.
by Shelly Smith Multi-level healing addresses all components that contribute to a state of well-being. Shelly Smith, body-centered psychotherapist, and owner of Nature’s Way Home counseling and coaching services, is familiar with the subtle emotions that can cause a state of dis-ease in clients, ultimately displaying in undesirable and sometimes deadly symptoms.
Study on Loved Ones Finds Connection Holdings hands with a loved one reduces physical pain, report researchers at the University of Colorado and University of Haifa that studied the brainwaves of 22 heterosexual couples between ages 23 and 32. When in each other’s presence, the couples’
Circulation Nation now has a massage therapist that offers a unique therapeutic massage, customized to each client, for the release of chronic pain-causing patterns and tension of over-used and strained muscles. Sarah Woods, LMT, uses neuromuscular and deep tissue
Flavorful Ways to Lower Disease Risk by Judith Fertig Any time our bodies sense an “invader”—a microbe, virus, plant pollen or unwelcome chemical—they go into high alert, producing white blood cells to fight it off. Once the danger has been thwarted, normal functioning returns. If we continue to expose ourselves to these threats, then the high-alert process, known as inflammation, becomes chronic. This disturbance of natural equilibrium can lead to cancer,
Natural Ways to Reduce Pain by Kathleen Barnes Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving prescription
Increases Cognitive Function and Reduces Fatigue Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity increases cognitive function and reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors, concludes a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne study. The 299 participants that had undergone chemotherapy an average