Places that Encourage Healthy Living by Avery Mack Dan Buettner’s book The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest launched a movement a decade ago. Sequels include The Blue Zones of Happiness, The Blue Zones Solution and Thrive. Many communities have embraced the principles of this “make healthy living easier” paradigm, resulting in the improved well-being of residents.
by Roberta Bolduc Integrative Medicine Specialist Dr. Connie Casebolt Carver, aka Dr. Connie, and her husband, Randy Carver, are owners of Greenville’s Wellness by Design (WBD), a multi-care, holistic wellness center and spa that provides a wide range of treatments ranging from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), to ozone treatments for joint problems and chronic fatigue to Lyme disease and herpes. Dr. Connie
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.
Embracing All Dimensions of Well-Being by Linda Sechrist Dr. Wayne Jonas’ curiosity was piqued after hearing stories of patients that have experienced healing from chronic illnesses or reclaimed well-being without following conventional medical advice. So he focused on researching dimensions of healing that Western medical schools never taught him. The rewards were radical discoveries: whole system science exploring the web of connections within the body;
Precision Wellness, a company which provides unique, one-on-one science-based wellness plans for its patients, has opened a new office at 109 E. Regency Commons Drive, in Greer, South Carolina, inside the Circulation Nation Building. Precision Wellness uses a whole systems
Corporate Programs Boost Health and Bottom Line Corporate wellness programs are linked to a 25 percent reduction in absenteeism and sick leave, 25 percent reduction in health costs and 32 percent reduction in workers compensation and disability costs, according to a 2016 meta-analysis of corporate wellness studies by Edelman Intelligence. For details, visit Tinyurl.com/EdelemansAtWork.
LivingWell Integrative Healthcare is pleased to announce the addition of Amy Pittard, RN, to their staff. Pittard graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2011. LivingWell is excited about the value that she will bring to the practice.
The importance of calcium for bone health in women is widely known. Now a new study suggests that a diet of foods considered low-inflammatory, such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, may help reduce bone loss and fracture risk.
Hospitals in 35 states and Washington, D.C., now offer massage therapy to individuals during cancer treatment. MK Brennan, president of the Society for Oncology Massage, created in 2007, in Toledo, Ohio, is a registered nurse with a longtime practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. Brennan observes, “In nursing school, I was taught how to give a back rub, an aspect of patient care once provided by all nurses, but no longer part of a nurse’s education. It now appears that there could be a resurgence of interest in offering massage therapy in hospitals that would encompass more medical aspects and require modified techniques for different patient populations.”
Meditation master Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche, in Halifax, Canada, teaches an online course, The Art of Mindful Running. He points out that running, or doing any physical activity, in a meditative state can deepen, train and enhance the mind. “Within 20 to 30 minutes, you have an opportunity to work with your mind. Instead of just spacing out or trying to get exercise, you can actually say, ‘I am going to be present, I am going to relate to my breathing and my movement a little bit,’” says Mipham. “This is healthy both for the mind and the body.”