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… read more →
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… read more →
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.”
The Earth is an abundant source of free electrons, and when the sun shines on your skin a vital biological circuit forms that helps transfer energy to water throughout the body, which serves as a cellular battery. Albert Einstein won a Nobel Prize for describing this process, called the photoelectric effect.