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s we head into the heat of summer, those in the know are already re-thinking fast-paced schedules in preparation for the lazy heat of the summer ahead. As we peel off unnecessary layers of clothing, we remember to protect our skin from the sun’s more potent rays, and make all those other good common sense adjustments that will nourish body, mind, and spirit (remember to keep an umbrella handy for the luscious afternoon showers typical of the season)! Speaking of rain showers, check out our feature article Rainwater Harvesting: A Solution for Our Times, on page 14, by Linda Sechrist. It will cool you down by just reading it. Our theme this month is Natural Foods. Growing up, I remember my grandmother’s garden being chock full of vibrant colors and smells of the summer season. She had an amazing gift of just throwing things together as natural fertilizer— fish heads (from a previous morning fishing excursion), newspapers, and whatever else she could find to nourish and feed the bountiful foods and flowers she had in her backyard. She could turn anything that was wilted, and left for dead, into green and alive! Just like the article Healing Foods, on page 15, describes what they can do for our bodies. On page 11, our What’s Ripe Now? article brings into focus all the wonderful options of local, fresh, foods we have in the Upstate. Farmers’ markets are popping up in almost every town; check out our calendars for more information. I would like to encourage everyone to continue to support each other. Shop local. Do business with the independents, such as, the people at the farmers’ markets, the organic farm nearby, that fabulous café in your neighborhood, and our wonderful local and regional theatres. Grow your own food, and enjoy the exercise while you’re at it. Give back to the community, and think ahead—align your career, education, job hunt, or business with the emerging green economy. Love one another, and think wonderful thoughts. Give thanks for the Freedom we all still have living in America. Speaking of local sustainability—please patronize our advertisers. Besides being The Best in the area when it comes to natural health and green services, they are responsible for bringing Natural Awakenings to you. We have fun putting this magazine together, and we hope you have fun, and derive healthy benefits, from reading it too. If you would like to be involved with this magazine, please let us know. We are always glad to open up new distribution sites, so if you want to have NA in your place of business, just say the word. We are in the process of changing servers, and will have a new website: UpstateNA.com. starting this month. Please refer to Contact Us information to email us. Bon Appetit!
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newsbriefs News about local happenings in and around our community
“Green” Church Dedication Slated for July 12
Manzanares: A Green Living Community with a Conscience
CO Realty International, a company commitnity Church of Greenville will be celebratted to promoting sustainable develing its completed “green” church designed opment and smart to save the church money. The dedication ceremony will be July 12 at 10:30 a.m. growth, introduces A Unity Fair with food, music, vendors and fun will be on the grounds at 1 p.m. Manzanares, a James Trapp, president of the Association of Unity Churches, will be the guest new upscale comspeaker in the morning service. munity, specifically “The church wanted to be financially practical,” said Dave Awde, Green designed to promote green living in Building Professional. “As with most small churches, they also had a tight budget, Inman, SC. Manzanares, Spanish for apthus they used the EcoWize, Dollar Wise Program.” Eco Wize of Greenville designed the building as a pilot program. The building ple orchard, was so named due to the inclusion on the property of an apple uses passive solar orientation, thermal mass wall and overhangs to reduce cooling loads in summer and heating the building naturally during the winter. The building orchard that is held in a trust and is not to be disturbed. Manzanares is the first uses less energy and water and has had a minimal impact on the site. Everything community in the Upstate to be entirely on the site was recycled. Energy Star-rated. It is a community that “The window sills in the building were milled from trees cut from the site; blends elegance with conservation, and nothing went to the landfill,” Awde said. comfort with efficiency. All tree stumps were ground up for mulch, all timber milled for local use and Manzanares was carefully planned all debris was used as firewood or ground-up and used on sites. Less than two to promote a sense of neighborliness acres was disturbed during the construction and no hardscape or concrete/asphalt and a lifestyle that embraces outdoor was used except in handicapped parking. living. The builders and residents honor The church used xeroscaping, transplanting landscape materials, including a the pristine land by building homes moderately-sized tree, from the 13-acre site to meet ordinance requirements. The created with state-of-the-art energy and building itself incorporates many green features, including a high-efficiency air resource-efficient building technolofiltration and treatment system, low use/dual flush water toilets and the capability gies. As a result, this creates a healthier for future solar installation. living environment, lower maintenance Unity Church is located at 207 E. Belvue Road, Greenville. For more informacosts, and greater long-term values tion, call 864-292-6499. of the homes. The gently rolling land incorporates some mountain views, walking trails, sidewalks, gazebos, community green spaces, abundant landscaping, a common area with a 2.4-acre pond, and land set aside for an organic community garden. Residents on Salmon, a clinical psychologist, and of Manzanares, can not only enjoy the his wife Jan Maslow, trainer and organizacharm and appeal of country living in tional consultant, have developed a new kind of a secluded, private setting, but also the meditation class. The class includes a variety of activities that have a positive effect on various parts of the body, such as the brain, convenience of being close to Greer, Spartanburg, and Greenville. So, if the autonomic nervous system, and the heart, which relate to our physical and looking for a new home that helps save psychological well-being. the green in the wallet and the green of “A great deal of research over the past twenty years has shown that simple meditative practices can be of enormous benefit to one’s physical health as well as the earth, Manzanares is the place to one’s mental and emotional state,” explains Maslow. “However, many people who reside. For more information visit Manmight otherwise be drawn to it, feel they don’t have the time, or find it too hard to zanaresCommunity.com. For home sit still and quiet their minds.” sales information contact Nancy Riehle Through experiencing quiet moments, interwoven with a variety of activities, of ECO Realty International, located at one learns how any activity, including vigorous and complex tasks, can be done in 199 North Dean Street in Spartanburg. a mindful, meditative way. Call 864-278-8088 or visit EcoRealtyClasses are held the first Sunday of every month from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m., at Intl.com. See ad, page 31. North Main Yoga in Greenville, 10 West Stone Avenue. For other class times and locations, call 864-292-5112 or visit YogaForTheMindAndHeart.com.
New Class Developed for Active Meditation
newsbriefs Eyeglass Recycling Helps Many Recipients
he need for vision care around the world is great,” commented Greg Hare, executive director, of OneSight. “More than 250 million adults and children worldwide suffer from poor vision because they do not have access to basic vision care and eyewear. To help give the gift of sight to all those in need, Luxottica Group, one of the world’s largest eyewear manufacturer, designer and distributors, has harnessed its vast ophthalmic global business structure and expertise to give back to communities worldwide, providing free vision care and eyewear to those who can not otherwise afford it.” Dr. Michael Siebert, OD, who has a new office in Greenville; wanted the Upstate to be aware that they can help many by recycling their eyeglasses. Siebert has just returned from a trip to China, and along with OneSight is helping plan another mission and partner with Hope Schools in China; which is sponsored by P&G. This partnership provides free eye care to the schools starting October 2009 and plans to grow the program in China to help all 150 schools. Donate eyeglasses to the Local Lions Clubs in the Upstate or at Dr. Siebert’s office at: 617 Haywood Rd, Greenville. 864-627-9500. OneSight.org or DrMichaelSiebert.com.
Synapse Chiropractic Opens in Greer
r. Anita Wilton of Synapse Chiropractic has opened her doors in Greer. The office is a modern, state of the art chiropractic center. Dr. Wilton offers chiropractic care for your nervous systems integrity. In addition to the low force chiropractic techniques, neurological testing using bio-feedback instrumentation is also available. The test results are analyzed by Wilton and used to make recommendations to improve your health. Health talks are presented on Tuesdays at 7pm. Synapse Chiropractic is located at 955 W. Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer. 864-848-0505. SynapseChiropractic.com.
Buffalo Roam at All-Natural Farm in Simpsonville
arolina Buffalo Company; owned by Heather and John Zuagg, operate an all-natural farm, with honeybees, chickens, llamas, horses, and buffalo roaming the hills and meadows of approximately 70 acres. One and a half years in the making, “Farmer John” as he is known, has opened a certified farmers market stand on the property to sell local produce, honey, poultry, and bison meats. Plans for the farm is to become a “destination location”. “Families can go horse-back riding, then lunch in the proposed picnic area while viewing the roaming buffalo.” Says Farmer John. “On the way out, they can pick up their produce; some even hand-picked right then, and meats at the farmers market stand.” Carolina Buffalo Company is located at 1715 Jonesville Rd. (intersection of Scuffletown & Jonesville Rd) in Simpsonville. The farmers’ market stand is open from Wed-Sat 8:30-5:30pm. For more information call 864-325-1278. CarolinaBuffalo@aol.com.
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NUCCA Is New In The Upstate
ranz Family Spinal Care in Simpsonville offers a specialized chiropractic care that is not offered anywhere else in the state. Known as NUCCA, or National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, the procedure is gentle and non-evasive, is done by hand without any cracking or popping and can be traced with objective measurable findings. “It is a very precise thing. We take x-rays and get a formula that is very specific to each individual patient. There’s no guessing involved,” said Dr. Benjamin Franz, one of the owners. Dr. Benjamin and his wife Dr. Monika opened their practice January 12. Trained as 2 of the 250 doctors in the world specializing in NUCCA, they can help treat fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, ADD, asthma, sinus congestion, migraines, vertigo, chronic fatigue, back and neck pain, sciatica, numbness, herniated discs, and Multiple Sclerosis through the specialized procedure. NUCCA can also boost overall health and wellbeing. Patients report having better posture and balance as well as a feeling of relaxation, increased energy and decreased joint pain. “We try to get people healthy as quickly as possible,” Dr. Benjamin said. “We want them to have perfect posture by the time they leave our office, otherwise we haven’t done our jobs.” The purpose of NUCCA procedures is to correct the spinal misalignment, not to continually treat it. “The doctor’s objective is to correct the spine to its normal position -- to allow the patient to endure as few adjustments as possible, thus providing the best possible spinal and human health,” Dr. Monika said. Franz Family Spinal Care provides free consultations and exams in order to evaluate a patient’s current condition. The office is located at 205 Bryce Court, Suite A in Simpsonville. For more information, call 864-987-5995 or visit FranzFamilySpinalCare.com. See ad, page 24.
Flour, Gluten, and Wheat Free Baked Goods are Screamin’Good
eople who have sensitivities and intolerances to flour, gluten, and wheat have a new alternative in the Upstate. Rob and Rise Myers, owners of Screamin’Good baked goods, unveiled their new products at the Saturday Travelers Rest Farmers Market recently. More than a year in the making, the treats are all natural and are especially focused on those with gluten intolerance and Celiac disease. “We offer a quality of gluten-free products not available in the market place today,” said Rise Myers. “Other products are made with alternative flours such as rice or tapioca flours, resulting in very dry product without the ‘mouth feel’ of the usual brownies or biscotti. Screamin’Good products were created with no flour, gluten, or wheat.” The incidence of dietary intolerance to gluten and the incidence of Celiac disease and other digestive disorders associated with wheat products have been under appreciated until recently. Many people have such sensitivities and will find the availability of these baked goods alternatives to be just the thing they have been searching for to satiate their cravings for a great dessert. For more information, contact Rob and Rise Myers at 864-610-0418. ScreaminGood.com.
Let There be Mom Benefits from Local Businesses
ifteen local businesses are partnering with a local nonprofit agency dedicated to helping families who have a parent diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Let There Be Mom, founded in January 2007, will receive 5 percent of the business’ sales and customers who make a donation to the non-profit organization will receive a “Friend of Mom” card, which entitles them to a 5 percent discount at the businesses participating. The card is valid to April 2010. Kipra Anderson, founder and president of Let There Be Mom, said she is proud that so many local businesses have decided to partner with LTBM. “Every for-profit business should have at least one cause that they are passionate about supporting. I love when that cause is Let There Be Mom,” she said. Businesses include A Better You, The Beaded Frog, Country Boys, Foot Loose Shoes, The Glazing Pot, Gotcha Covered, Jump!Zone, Kidz Korner Consignment, Paradise Jewelers, Party Junction, PlayNation, Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy, Run IN, Scrapbook Supply Store, and Simply Massage. A LTBM fundraising and awareness event is scheduled for October 22. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call 864- 608-9819 or visit LetThereBeMom.org.
Carolina WaterBirth Now Offering GYN Care
ackie Robbins CNM (Certified Nurse Midwife) has joined Carolina WaterBirth. They will continue providing personal natural childbirth care, but are now expanding their services to Gynecology. Jackie, Katy Cassel Robbins, who graduated from the Ameriand baby Clara. can College of Nurse Midwifery, practiced in Georgia for many years, but took time off after the birth of her twins. She moved to South Carolina a few years ago and now that her sons are older, she has decided to join the childbirth team located in Simpsonville. She began working in June, and helps Carolina WaterBirth offer services for before, during, and after pregnancy including family planning, pap smears, and well-woman care. “Many women delay their GYN needs because going to a male care provider can be uncomfortable. This is an opportunity to see midwives in a pleasant environment with attentive, one-on-one midwife care,” said Sandy Glenn, LM (Licensed Midwife), and owner of Carolina WaterBirth. “We are thrilled to have Jackie on our team to offer these additional and needed services to our families.” All the midwives at Carolina WaterBirth have had natural childbirths of their own, used a midwife to deliver their babies, and have nurtured their babies with extended nursing. For more information contact Carolina WaterBirth, 915 South Street, Simpsonville. 864-329-0010. CarolinaWaterBirth.com. See ad, page 31.
Keep Greenville County Beautiful Receives “Recycle on the Go” Grant
eep Greenville County Beautiful, in coordination with Greater Greenville Sanitation Commission (GGSC), Greenville County Recreation District, and Greenville County Schools, received $10,000 from Nestle Waters North America for a targeted area aimed to improve “away-from-home” recycling activities. The Greenville County School District and Greater Greenville Sanitation have established a comprehensive recycling program that includes educational presentations and collection, in an effort to establish good Earth Stewardship practices that the students will bring to their homes and practice for life. The assistance of KGCB’s educational volunteers and Nestle grant funding will greatly enhance the ability to collect more material (plastic bottles are created from oil), translating into decreased trips to the landfill. Every educational presentation will focus on waste reduction, energy awareness, recycling, and litter abatement. “GGSC is proud to partner in this worthy endeavor and thank Nestle for the opportunity to increase recycling awareness and recover material derived from a non-renewable natural resource,” said Karen Nionquit, recycling manager for GGSC. “Perhaps the greatest benefit of ‘Recycle on the Go’ grants, and any awayfrom-home recycling, is that it provides a strong and highly-visible reminder of the importance of recycling,” said Matthew McKenna, president and CEO of KAB. “Communities that support robust public space recycling are reinforcing their overall recycling awareness efforts and increasing their recycling rates from all sources.” For more information, contact Dan Powell 864-467-7287.
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Migun of Greenville
“Where Everyone Knows Your Name”
daily massage to relieve the stresses and discomforts of life, costing less than a cup of coffee? One can find this opportunity in a friendly atmosphere at Migun of Greenville. Migun, which translates to “beautiful health” in South Korean, completely fulfills its name. The office, located off Pelham Road in Greenville, is a place where clients find relaxation, pampering, and an oasis in a place where they are welcomed by owners Vicy Wilkinson, Debbie Bennett, Lucy Hummers and Ashleigh Hummers along with other Migun clients. “The most amazing thing about going into Migun is that it’s really like Cheers – everyone knows your name,” said Gary Sweeting, a Migun customer. MoG celebrates its third birthday this month. The owners opened the store in July 2006 to create a healthier Upstate. “We wanted to create a place where anyone can come relax and learn to de-stress, re-energize, and become pain free – naturally, using all the energy and capability within our own bodies,” Wilkinson said. Migun is a medical equipment and health-enhancement product line developed to increase health and vitality for everyone by combining the ancient wisdom of Eastern philosophy with Western holistic health principles in a series of new technologies. Migun products have been known to provide amazing health benefits, including pain and inflammation reduction, reduced muscle tension, and better blood work at physicals. The products have also helped produce lowered cholesterol, a reduction of stress, better sleep, less aches and pains and less chronic headaches and muscle tension. The business is a full-service retailer, but has a large twist. For anyone who is not ready to purchase their own Migun bed, MoG offers an affordable way to pamper themselves. “Our membership program provides a needed outlet for hundreds of people. You can get a nice thermassage on one of our beds every day after work
for less than the price of a cup of coffee,” Bennett said. Every day, MoG sees between 50 and 150 people of all ages, from high school athletes to great grandmothers with arthritis, and makes all of them feel relaxed at home on a Migun bed. “We know that not everyone can afford to get regular massages and other beneficial therapies, so we wanted our Migun center to provide a low-cost option that anyone can afford because we all deserve to take better care of our overworked, overstressed, overtired bodies,” Wilkinson said. “That’s why we offer a variety of options, and we have special pricing for students. We even use our membership to create a down payment on a Migun bed for all our clients. We truly believe that when every home has a Migun bed, we’ll see a huge reduction in overall health costs.” Migun provides a variety of services in addition to massage. MoG hosts a range of events from private book clubs to public lectures on topics ranging from Feng Shui to nutrition. Ruth, a satisfied client of Migun, says she looks forward to her visits. “The staff at Migun is wonderful and kind and my whole family appreciates how they treat everyone. You are special at Migun of Greenville,” she said.
As part of MoG’s Third Birthday Bash, one can visit MoG on Friday, July 10 or Saturday, July 11 to register for door prizes, learn some new tips and take advantage of Migun birthday savings such as a half-price membership and 10 percent off all products. The owners say they look forward to helping more people in the Upstate find a healthier lifestyle. “We love what we do and we love to see our clients smile,” said Wilkinson and Bennett. “Every day at Migun is filled with magic because even when our clients come dragging in after a bad day at work or when clients come in out of desperation and in pain, everyone walks out with a lighter load. “We are truly grateful for all the community support and patronage we’ve experienced in our first three years. Migun of Greenville is looking forward to a fantastic and healthy future here in the Upstate.” For more information, visit Migun of Greenville at 215 Pelham Road, Ste. B104, Greenville. Call 864-242-1160 or visit MigunofGreenville.com. See ad, page 24.
are the angels of the earth, innocent and sweet with green leafy wings reaching heavenward.
- Jasmine Heiler
Cherries to the Rescue
or the estimated 27 million Americans who suffer from osteoarthritis, relief may come from a sweet summer fruit, report researchers at the Baylor Research Institute. Tart cherries, in concentrated pill form, they say, may be a promising pain reliever for this debilitating form of arthritis. It’s especially good news, because current treatments largely focus on controlling pain through the use of over-the-counter acetaminophen or prescription drugs that can have detrimental side effects, and have not been shown to alter the history or the course of the disease. In a recent pilot study, more than half of the enrolled patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knees experienced significant improvement in pain and function after taking the cherry pills for eight weeks. The pill is made from whole Montmorency tart cherries, ground up and sold as a soft gelatin capsule under the brand name CherryFlex®. Because of the promising results, the Baylor Research Institute and Arthritis Care & Research Institute are currently enrolling patients in a second, related study.
Plums Compete with Blueberries
lums are an emerging star in the superfood world, giving champion blueberries a run for their money. According to scientists at Texas AgriLife Research, plums and other stone fruits, like peaches and nectarines, sport high levels of health-promoting nutrients, such as disease-preventing antioxidants and other plant compounds that make them equally nutritious. The cost of stone fruits is relatively low. Plus, plums have an additional benefit: While most people tend to eat a few blueberries at a time, sprinkled into breakfasts or desserts, they generally will eat a whole plum at once. Source: Texas A&M AgriLife, 2009
Food for Thought Chocolate, wine and tea, all foods rich in flavonoids, enhance brain function and cognitive performance in older adults. So says a research team recently reporting from Oxford University’s Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, in the UK. 10
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10 Tips to Green Any Vacation
reen travel doesn’t mean sleeping in a treehouse or backpacking into a jungle to rescue orangutans, but simply keeping a few Earth-friendly ideas in mind when planning a summer vacation. Of course, when traveling to a foreign country, making an effort to get to know the people, their culture and a few words of their language, respecting local customs and showing appreciation also go a long way toward avoiding the label of “Ugly American.” The easiest eco-travel tips are these: 1. Pack lightly. 2. Find a “green” hotel or eco-lodge. 3. Book a downtown hotel that is walking distance from sights. 4. Take short showers, reuse towels and switch off lights, heat and air conditioning when leaving the room. 5. Ask if the hotel recycles, and participate. 6. Take a non-plastic water bottle that can be refilled. 7. Use public transportation. 8. Eat vegetarian, or at least meals comprised of local meats and produce. 9. Always stay on marked trails and be respectful of nature and wildlife. 10. Buy locally produced gifts and souvenirs to support the local economy. Sources: MSNBC.com/Green Travel, Geekabout.com, IndependentTraveler. com
What’s Ripe Now?
Summer Bounties from Local Farms by Susie Ruth
hopping at local farmers’ markets and with community supported agriculture suppliers are two simple ways to shorten the distance between ourselves and nutritious foods. When we buy fresh food locally, we eat well, support local farmers, encourage diversity of available foods, preempt polluting long-distance transport (typically up to 1,500 miles or more) and keep money working hard in our own community. It’s fun to see and sample what’s coming into season; we can even buy enough goodies to freeze for later. Plus, it’s a perfect venue to consult with the folks growing our food and to meet up with neighbors. It’s no wonder that the Department of Agriculture reports that the number of farmers’ markets continues to grow, reaching 4,685 last August. That represents a 56 percent rise since the Agricultural Marketing Service first counted 3,000 farmers’ markets nationwide in 1994. Local Harvest, a website that maintains a nationwide directory of small farms, farmers’ markets and other local food sources, notes that, while a small farm may not be certified organic, many alternately advertise as pesticide-free or no-spray. Just ask. Following is a region-by-region guide to tasty picks in July and August.
The Northeast Blueberries, boysenberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cucumbers, nectarines, onions, radishes, scallions, snap beans, summer squash and sweet corn.
Spicing Up Health Revered in India as “holy powder,” golden-colored turmeric boasts an astonishing array of health benefits. The spice is being used not only to treat wounds and infections, but also to help fight viruses, bacteria and cancer. Source: University of Michigan, 2009
The South Arugula, butter beans, cherries, collard, guava, Indian corn, mangos, okra, papaya, tomatoes and Vidalia onions.
The Midwest Apricots, artichokes, beets, chard, horseradish, kohlrabi, mint, peas, scallions, snap beans and spinach.
The Southwest Blackberries, blueberries, figs, garlic, peaches, pears, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, watermelon and white tamale corn.
The Northwest Asparagus, boysenberries, cherries, eggplant, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, rhubarb, strawberries and turnips.
The West Apricots, artichokes, Asian pears, fava beans, figs, mulberries, passion fruit, purslane and Valencia oranges. List source: Vegetarian Times
by N’ann Harp
When early colonists first sailed to the New World in the 1620s, they brought along their cherished European honey bees, introducing Apis mellifera to the North American continent. Here, while sowing the seeds of statehood, our pioneer forebears continued to practice the customs of rural England, where honey bees had long been treated as family members. “Telling the bees” about births, marriages and deaths and including them in special occasions was part of the fabric of family life.
oday, small-scale, organic beekeeping is making a timely comeback, with renewed interest in and respect for these lost arts from a simpler time. Ten years ago, Ralph C. (Buddy) May Jr. of Greenville started beekeeping with one hive to pollinate his garden. Today, he has 40 and is a Journeyman in the Master Beekeeper Program. Not only does he sell honey, bee pollen and bees wax candles at Greenville’s Downtown Market each Saturday, but he lectures to school classes, garden groups and surrounding bee keeper organizations. Humans share with honey bees an ancient, intimate and symbiotic relationship of mutual benefit. Although the fossil records indicate that honey bees were thriving on the planet for an estimated 70 million years prior to the appearance of man, human beings and these highly-evolved social insects quickly developed an enduring affinity for each other. Our interconnectedness goes back at least 10,000 years, when humans began to record their honey-hunting activities in charcoal and chalk pictographs on cave walls. Honey was a valuable food source for our ancestors and they collected it avidly. As the hunter-gatherer societies settled into self-sustaining family groups, small garden plots became a familiar center of agriculture and social stability. Honey bees adapted to the increasingly organized agricultural system, attracted to the flowering fruit and vegetable crops that sustained their own hive and honey production needs. In return, the bees enhanced pollination and increased harvest yields for their human partners.
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Over the intervening millennia, this interspecies friendship has evolved into the practices of modern beekeeping, generating dozens of crop-specific industries. Roughly 100 of the world’s favorite food crops are now directly reliant upon honeybee pollination, which translates to about 40 percent of the human diet. Today, however, the very capacity for cross-species cooperation that gave rise to the human-honeybee relationship has also given rise to a host of unintended consequences, including a phenomenon dubbed Colony Collapse Disorder, in which resident honey bees simply vanish from hives. Something is seriously wrong and scientists are stumped. Some observers call the situation the “perfect storm” of circumstances, which includes the proliferation of pesticide and chemical use in mono-crop production; poor queen breeding practices; loss of genetic diversity; immune sys-
tem weaknesses; global trade expansion, introducing alien pests against which local bees haven’t had time to develop resistance; mystery viruses; and the usual pests, threats and challenges of sustaining healthy, resilient colonies that can produce strong queen bees. Hope for saving the world’s hardest-working pollinator may lie in finding ways to dramatically increase honeybee research funding, which is being decreased in some states, due to budget cuts. The nonprofit Friends of Honeybees Foundation has been established as a conduit for honey bee research funds. Some companies, like Häagen-Dazs, have also set up donation sites. A powerfully positive alternative action, encouraged by under-funded researchers, is for private individuals to take up smallscale beekeeping. “An army of amateur beekeepers
could become part of an eventual solution by helping to collect field data in a wide array of microclimates and conditions,” suggests David Tarpy, Ph.D., the state apiculturist and an associate professor of entomology at North Carolina State University. Renewed popularity of the English garden hive structure harkens back to times when women were often the mistresses responsible for family hives. Readily available in easily assembled kits from beekeeping catalogs, this lighter hive holds fewer frames than heavier, commercial hives. It is often sold with a gabled, copper-roof section or adorned with finials, making it a delightful visual addition to a bee-friendly backyard or rooftop urban garden. State-funded cooperative extension programs across the country have the scoop on beekeeping and honey production, providing free information and regular classes. The largest bee school in the United States, in Asheville, North Carolina, last
year hosted 300 students for a multi-weekend program and turned away dozens, due to lack of space. Remarks Tarpy, “These are encouraging signs that many are answering the call.” For information and to locate a local beekeeping association or club, visit FriendsOfHoneybees.org/resources. html. Secure a garden hive from BrushyMountainBeeFarm.com. Ralph C. (Buddy) May Jr., May Farm LLC, 430-0318. N’ann Harp is a beekeeping activist, freelance writer and founder of Friends of Honeybees, living in Asheville, NC. Contact her at Nann@FriendsOfHoney bees.org or info@TheSpicewood Farm.com.
Rainwater Harvesting, a S olu t ion for O ur Ti m es
By Linda Sechrist
f Scott Stapleton, a principal of Ascot Earth Systems in Greer, was a betting man, he’d be putting his money on the predictions of South Carolina’s expert hydrologists and geologists who have forecasted continued patterns of heavy spring rains followed by little precipitation, or drought conditions, as part of the state’s future weather cycle. Stapleton, whose business is harvesting rainwater, has been closely observing these newer weather patterns in the southeastern United States for more than eight years and has been working with residential and commercial clients to create individual solutions to their municipal water shortages. Due to the effects of climate change and warmer temperatures, the South Carolina State Climatology Office website estimates that the demand for water is likely to increase for agriculture, energy, cooling and recreation. The uncertainty around whether the supply will be able to meet the demand keeps Stapleton and Ascot Earth Systems busy turning water scarcity into water abundance via water harvesting. “Harvesting is the equivalent of creating your own water source that is otherwise lost and never used,”
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says Stapleton. Although the average individual considers rainwater collection as a means of putting water into a storage chamber for later use, Ascot Earth Systems also performs earth works grading where the grade is conformed to maximize rainfall that hits a particular site. This is far more beneficial than the traditional approach of piping all water off of the property leaving it high and dry. “This creates the continued need for irrigation shortly after a rainfall event,” explains Stapleton, “since the water left the property quickly and was not allowed to charge, or percolate, locally.” Typically, advises Stapleton, people feel comfortable beginning a rainwater harvest experience with a rain barrel under their deck or at the back of their property. As they become accustomed to harvesting and using rainwater for daily usage, they more aggressively capture it by enlarging their residential system to include a 550-gallon cistern. One to two downspouts are necessary to sustain a home with pressurized lines to bathrooms for flushing toilets and to the laundry room for washing clothes. “I believe that we also need to anticipate using cisterns for irrigation
and leave our drinking water just for drinking,” remarks Stapleton. Rainwater is not storm water and this is a myth that Stapleton is quick to debunk. “The vast majority of people think rainwater is storm water,” points out Stapleton, “because they see retention ponds next to big retail chain stores like Wal-Mart.” Storm water is not drinkable; however, according to Stapleton, rainwater can be turned into drinking water with a series of water filtrations. Stapleton uses earthworks grading – basins, swales, French drains and gabions – to create water-harvesting structures that can put storm water to good use. Intercepted by shaped earthworks, storm water is allowed to directly infiltrate the soil at the site, or it is harvested in tanks and stored for later use. Basins, small enough to support a single plant or large enough to support a grove of trees, intercept and use water from overland flow in a discrete area. Contoured swales intercept rainwater from large watershed areas in linear depressions placed in the broad landscape. These can require overflow spillways along their length to discharge excess water during large storms. French drains, rectangular trenches backfilled with gravel, take in rainwater, which quickly fills the pore spaces and infiltrates into the soil. Gabions, “leaky” rock dams that slow the flow of water while trapping debris and soil just upstream of the gabion, collect material that creates a spongy mat which repairs erosion damage and holds water for nearby plants. If rainwater harvesting inspires South Carolina residents to dance in the rain, there will be more than enough to dance in. A 1500-square foot roof or catchment area can yield a minimum of 900 gallons of pure water in a one-inch rainfall. Move over Gene Kelly, there may be singing as well as dancing in the rain! Ascot Earth Systems provides services to the entire southeastern United States and consultation worldwide. The company is located at 211 Randall St. in Greer. Call 864-895-9745 or visit AscotEarthSystems.com. See ad page 11.
healing foods exploring the raw life by Lisa Turner
I went raw once, and did so with a great deal of enthusiasm for the health benefits I would accrue. Certainly, eating only uncooked food seemed easy enough. Make a bunch of salads, gorge on apples and oranges, eat raw nuts, sprout some beans—piece of cake, I thought. After three weeks, all I wanted was a piece of cake. And bread. And hot, hot soups. Slowly but surely, after two months I returned to my old eating habits and to my beloved stove. I didn’t know what I know now: With a few simple tricks, we can conquer cooked-food cravings, as well as other common obstacles to a raw foods diet. Multiple Benefits The payoff for eating raw foods makes it worthwhile. When you cook food above 114 degrees, it destroys the enzymes that help you digest and assimilate the food. High temperatures also alter the chemical structure of vital nutrients. Overall, “You lose 50 percent of the protein, 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals and about 95 percent of the phytonutrients,” says Gabriel Cousens, a medical doctor and author of Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. By enhancing nutrient absorption and making digestion easier, raw foods
allow the body to spend its energy on other important functions. “If the body’s working on trying to digest heavy, difficult-to-process food, it can’t focus on healing,” says Natalia Rose, author of The Raw Food Detox Diet. The potential benefit of going raw is more radiant health. Says Cousens, “A live foods diet decreases inflammation, slows the aging process, increases immunity and energy and results in increased mental, physical and spiritual well-being.” Keep in mind though that cooking your food does carry some advantag-
es—besides the yummy taste. Heat actually makes some nutrients, like lycopene, in tomatoes, more bioavailable by breaking down the plant’s cell walls. Cooking also destroys so-called “anti-nutrients;” for example, phytates in grains and legumes, which block mineral absorption, as well as trypsin inhibitors in nuts and legumes, which hamper protein digestion. However, soaking and sprouting raw food helps break down these compounds, too. More importantly, raw foods don’t work for everyone. Both traditional Chinese medicine and ayurvedic traditions
kitchen essentials by Lisa Turner Just because we’re not heating up a stove to prepare raw food doesn’t mean we don’t need the proper kitchen equipment. A blender and standard knives would probably suffice, but a variety of tools facilitates preparation of a wider variety of foods. Good starters include: • A great knife. Raw foods cooks slice and dice a lot, so invest in a chef’s knife, small paring knife and serrated knife, all of which should comfortably fit the hand. Wusthof, Henckels and Shun are good, long-lasting choices. • Food processors. These work better than a blender for grinding nuts and seeds and making soups, sauces and spreads. Opt for a high-quality one (Cuisinart is always a safe bet) that has attachments for shredding and slicing vegetables. A mini-food processor also helps in chopping garlic or grinding nuts and seeds. • A dehydrator. Although a dehydrator isn’t a must, it’s a help. Use it to make raw cookies, crackers, breads, fruit leathers and even ersatz burgers. The Excalibur dehydrator has a fan to distribute heat evenly and a temperature gauge to help judge how hot the food gets—important with a raw foods diet (ExcaliburDehydrator.com). • Spiral slicers. Great for cutting long, thin strips of butternut squash, zucchini or other vegetables to decorate salads or make raw ‘pasta.’ Joyce Chen makes a good, simple version (JoyceChen. com). • A juicer. A good basic juicer is available for $100 to $150. Or, go for the gold with a Green Star juicer (GreenStar.com), a high-end model that actually presses, rather than grinds, the produce. This creates less heat, which increases the juice’s quality.
teach that uncooked foods cool the body and may actually require more energy to digest. Thus, people who naturally tend to feel cold or dry should avoid them. “For certain body types at certain times of year, a raw food diet could be the best medicine,” says John Douillard, Ph.D., doctor of chiropractic and author of The 3-Season Diet. “But, during cold winter months, for certain body types, it can cause trouble.”
Getting Started In general, most people can eat raw foods with glowing results. Plus, the regimen doesn’t have to be an all-ornothing proposition. Depending on our constitution, we can choose how raw we want to go. “Most people won’t do a 100 percent raw diet, because it’s too painful,” says Susan Schenck, a licensed acupuncturist and author of The Live Food Factor. “Most people do better on an 85 percent raw diet.” Whether going all the way or taking the middle path, these seven surefire tricks make going raw easier: Constant cravings – Overcoming an appetite for bread, cookies, pasta, chips and most candy doesn’t come easily. The raw solution: “If you’re missing carbs, you can make satisfying substitutions from raw foods,” says Brigitte Mars, author of Rawsome! “Dates stuffed with almond butter or cookies made from raw, ground nuts and dried fruit can satisfy a sweet tooth. You can have flax crackers instead of chips or bread. And, you can make ‘rice’ out of cauliflower or rutabaga, and ‘pasta’ from zucchini strips.” Social support – Food provides more than physical nourishment. “It’s tied up in all kinds of social cues, holidays, mother’s love and childhood memories of being loved and nurtured,” observes Schenck. Foregoing those comfort foods can make us feel alone and isolated. The raw solution: Get support. Tap into the area’s raw community. Check local newspapers for notices of raw foods potluck groups, or start one.
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Dining out dilemmas – Nibbling on crudités at a restaurant, while fellow diners cozy up to burgers and fries, tempts even the most devoted raw-foodist.
like avocados and nut butters, and add warming spices, like cinnamon, ginger and garlic, to dishes. Try grating apples, tossing them with cinnamon and ginger and warming them slightly in a dehydrator; no need to wait for winter. Yum.
The raw solution: Schenck suggests printing small cards that say, “I’m a High temperatures raw foodist; please prepare a large salad alter the chemical Time crunch – Raw for me, with fresh, structure of foods do take lonraw vegetables, nuts, vital nutrients. ger to prepare, at seeds and avocado.” least initially—and Ask the waiter to dethat alone sends liver this special remany people back to the microwave. quest to the chef. At cocktail or dinner parties, call the host and ask to bring a The raw solution: Spend a couple hours dish to share. Then, whip up a favoron weekends making enough food to last ite raw foods dish that will help keep several days. Focus on easy raw dishes, temptation at bay and may introduce like blended soups or nut pates, and take someone new to raw foods. advantage of time-saving equipment (see sidebar). Also, find a raw buddy for a The salad rut – If our daily raw foods meal-exchange program: Each cooking diet consists mainly of lettuce and partner makes double or triple quantities grated veggies, we’ll get bored fast. of raw dishes to share. One can only do so much with a bowl of Romaine. Commitment phobia – Following a raw foods diet requires discipline in The raw solution: Get creative. Invest in a few great raw foods recipe books. Seek terms of time, energy and attitude, all out raw foods classes to learn techniques of which challenge most of us. for preparing a variety of dishes—and The raw solution: Lighten up. “Remeet new friends in the process. member that the raw foods lifestyle is a choice, not a religion,” says Renee Needing the heat – Eating raw seems easier in warm-weather months, especial- Loux, author of The Balanced Plate. ly when farmers’ markets call. But, when “There isn’t one thing that works for everyone, and part of the journey is colder months return, we tend to crave learning to listen to your own body.” warming meals, like soup and creamy foods. A plate of sliced apples just doesn’t have the same comforting appeal as a slice of warm, organic apple pie. The raw solution: Eating foods raw doesn’t mean eating them icy cold. Most foods can be warmed to 110 degrees without damaging their enzymes. Also, eat high-fat raw foods,
P.S.: If you can’t live without one or two goodies, like Aunt Marge’s chocolate truffle cake, have a tiny bit, mindfully and moderately. We won’t tell. Lisa Turner is a nutrition writer, personal chef and food coach in Boulder, CO.
raw foods film documents diabetes turnaround The recent independent film, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, documents how holistic physicians Gabriel Cousens and Helen Ross are helping Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics to reverse their disease naturally, without prescription drugs. Ages of the five patients participating in the filmed 2008 study ranged from their early 20s to late 60s. According to a company spokeswoman, they are representative of several dozen cases that have been treated at Cousens’ Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, in Patagonia, Arizona. During the study, the subjects ate only organic, vegan, uncooked raw foods for 30 days. Researchers report that by the fourth day, three people with Type 2 and one with Type 1 diabetes were off their insulin completely. By the end of the 30-day retreat, these four had stabilized blood sugar, and the remaining Type 1 patient was down to one-fifth of his usual dosage of insulin. “It’s not just diabetes,” says Cousens. “Everything went back to normal.” According to the American Diabetes Association, 23.6 million Americans, or 7.8 percent of the population, are living with diabetes. The International Diabetes Federation estimates the worldwide number at 246 million. Cousens states, “We need to wake up to the possibility that simply changing our diet can significantly reverse, and even cure, this disease.” Sources: RawFor30Days.com and TreeofLife.nu. Also see There is a Cure for Diabetes, by Gabriel Cousens, M.D.
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Reflexology How Our Feet Talk by Linda Sechrist
he body has an amazing ability to regularly heal, repair and revitalize itself, but it can occasionally use an assist with its daily workload. Reflexology, a natural approach to rebalancing and encouraging internal healing processes, could be just the boost the body needs, according to The Ingham Method® of Foot Reflexology. This complementary therapy uses alternating pressure on reflex points located on the feet and hands, and is sometimes used in conjunction with other modalities, such as massage and aromatherapy. “If you’re feeling out of kilter, don’t know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out.” That’s the personal philosophy of Eunice D. Ingham, who created the world-renowned Ingham Method, considered the Rolls-Royce of reflexology. Ingham, working alongside her mentor, Dr. Joe Shelby Riley, researched and documented the theories and techniques used today by 25,000 reflexologists throughout the world. Her work was based on Dr. William Fitzgerald’s zone therapy of the 1920s; he was the first to pioneer the concept of reflex areas on the feet that correspond to body parts. The Original Works of Eunice D. Ingham, published in 1984, includes Stories the Feet Can Tell Thru Reflexology, correlating the connections between specific organs and glands with reflex areas in the feet. As a nephew of the late Ingham, Dwight Byers’ 70-year love of reflexology began early. He still remarks how, “Her signature thumb, finger and hand techniques brought relief to my childhood symptoms of hay fever and asthma.” Byers is the author of Better Health with Foot Reflexology, and president of the International Institute of Reflexology, in St. Petersburg, Florida. The institute provides both training for
“If you’re feeling out of kilter, don’t know why or what about, let your feet reveal the answer, find the sore spot, work it out.” –Eunice D. Ingham reflexologists and continuing education for massage therapists, nurses and chiropractors worldwide. Linda Shaw, a local MIIR Certified Reflexologist from Greenville, says that she has provided much relief for local clients. “I was trained as a massage therapist before a Reflexologist and have found reflexology to be more beneficial and rewarding; I am able to make a difference in the health and wellbeing of clients that suffer from diabetes, edema, cancer, irritable bowels, constipation, plantar fasciitis, tired aching feet and much more.” A reflexologist’s experienced hands and thumbs, which travel over feet dusted with non-talcum powder, pick up on textures such as grittiness, sponginess, lumps, hard spots or a callous formation.“My fingers are like tiny receptors that feel out the “congested” or problem areas of the client’s feet,” said Linda Goulart, another local reflexologist from Greenville. Lucy Scarbrough is secretary of the American Reflexology Certifica-
tion Board, an independent testing agency for certifying the competency of reflexologists. The graduate of the International Institute of Reflexology is a nationally certified aromatherapist and a Reiki master, who works part time at a Memphis, Tennessee spa. “Reflexology sessions are really good for foot problems, especially the loss of feeling,” says Scarbrough, who finds that her clients are often delighted to find that treatments relax the entire body and relieve emotional stress. “Nurses and waitresses who stand on their feet all day are especially good candidates for reflexology,” advises Scarbrough, “because treatments help increase circulation.” Responses to reflexology vary widely, from feelings of calm and sleepiness to a sense of renewed energy and rejuvenation. “The more frequently you experience reflexology,” remarks Byers, “the more likely you are to notice overall benefits.” For information on the International Institute of Reflexology, call 727-3434811 or visit Reflexology-USA.net. For a list of nationally certified reflexologists, refer to the American Reflexology Certification Board; go to arcb.net and click on Referral to a National Certificant. Contact Linda Shaw, Kimah at 2323739. Contact Linda Goulart, Pampered Sole at 907-4940.
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Health Freedom Protecting The People’s Right to Choose
The most basic of human rights is the right to choose what is done to or goes into our bodies; especially how we choose to treat or not to treat our own health. Today, continued legislative attempts to control these rights are underway at the state, national and international levels. OpenSecrets.org, a nonpartisan guide to financial influence on U.S. elections and public policy, reports that in recent years, no interest group has spent more dollars lobbying Washington than the pharmaceutical/medical/hospital industry (reference OpenSecrets. org/lobby/search.php). Legislative strategies are clever. Here, we consider how citizens can take a stand in their state to retain or regain their right to choose how they approach their own health care.
Taking a Stand at the State Level Dietitian-Licensing Legislation by Dian Freeman
urrently in the United States, dietitian licensing bills are being passed or proposed at the state level that would designate dieticians as nutritionists, thereby legally limiting the dispensing of nutritional recommendations and advice solely to registered dietitians who adhere to the tenets of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). When passed, these bills typically charge each state’s dietetic licensing board with the authority to determine the legality of all health practices regarding nutrition, including food, diet, supplements and weight loss. This
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could curtail registered dietitians’ individual freedoms and activities, while also effectively prohibiting thousands of natural health practitioners and nutritionists from legally speaking, teaching or counseling in their professions. The ADA website, EatRight.org, shows that such bills already have passed in 17 states (see endnote for link). In 29 states, nutritionists and other natural practitioners still remain free from ADA restrictions because they license dieticians in dietetics only, not in nutrition. Four states have no licensing in dietetics or nutrition.
The ADA has published position papers publicly favoring the use of prepared foods, medical diets and procedures and disfavoring the use of supplements beyond the government’s Recommended Dietary Allowance. The ADA counts among its corporate sponsors and partners many giants in the pharmaceutical and food industries. Those listed on its website include Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Mars candies and Kelloggs; many fastfood chains also exhibit at the ADA’s annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Such products generally don’t embody the types of nutrition recommended by many nutritionists, and some dieticians might agree. (Reference EatRight.org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/hs.xsl/ home_10575_ENU_HTML.htm) I am glad to report that I am periodically contacted by ADA-registered dietitians who take exception to any inference that they are not natural practitioners, do not recommend organic foods and alternative diets and are not schooled in the use of supplements for immune building and disease prevention. Apparently, there are individual dietitians who have sought out dietary, herbal or nutritional training that goes beyond their medical nutritional training. I always tell them it is a freedom they could lose should their state legislators grant a dietetics board governing authority over what forms of nutritional practices they follow. In 33 states, these dietician natural practitioners, as well as herbalists, clinical nutritionists, certified nutritionists, naturopaths, doctors of nutrition and naturopathy and holistic health counselors of all kinds, are currently free to practice based on whatever combination of training they feel works best for their clients. In states where registered dietitians remain unlicensed as nutritionists, ADA members, like other trained health professionals, can make use of the wide array of nutritional information available today.
New Jersey: A Case Study For example, in New Jersey, I enjoy the freedom to combine my modern
clinical and orthomolecular nutritional tinues to sanction dieticians and other training with traditional practices used practitioners for talking about nutrition by healers for thousands of years, in a way that does not comply with the including herbology, homeopathy, aroADA line. matherapy and energy medicine. ADA position papers on dietetics and nutriMaintaining Freedom to Choose tion do not allow for the integration of these traditions. Many practitioners, including myself, But, if enforced the way they are have chosen not to join the ranks of presently written, proposed New Jersey what the ADA refers to dieticians as: bills that designate dieticians as nutrimedical nutritionists. My clients choose tionists could criminalize any person me as an alternative voice to the modwhose credentials, words or practice ern medical view of nutrition. I see the are not approved by the board. ADA’s argument that a dietetics board The proposed legislation in New overseeing nutritionists would “protect Jersey seeks to establish a dietetics the public” as one that in reality, would board to govern dieticians and all eliminate competition and establish a nutritionists by licensing dieticians in medical monopoly over all nutritional dietetics and nutrition (access at njleg. information. state.nj.us/bills/ Residents of each BillsByNumber.asp, state need to watch then search S1941 for dietitian bills that or A2933). Health would infringe upon Legislation could curtail freedom advocates their right to choose have proposed an and natural practitioregistered dietitians’ amendment to this ners’ right to speak. individual freedoms and Citizens of New Jersey legislation that would license dieticians in must take a stand now activities, while also dietetics, as is the to maintain health effectively prohibiting thou- freedom. Vigilance is case in the other 29 states, and not as the key elsewhere to sands of natural nutritionists. ensure that such bills Ralph Fucetola, health practitioners and nu- are not passed in other a health freedom atstates. tritionists from legally torney in New Jersey, in a letter to the New To find out a given speaking, teaching Jersey legislature, state’s status on this or counseling in writes, “It is my issue, visit EatRight. opinion that the bill, org/cps/rde/xchg/ada/ their professions. as written without hs.xsl/login_search_ the Health FreeENU_HTML.htm?dose dom Amendments arch=1&search=state+li proposed, clearly censing. violates federal case law protecting Dian Freeman gives nutritional classes constitutional rights.” and private consultations in Morris Ohio, a state in which similar legislation has passed, provides another town, NJ. She chose to get her master’s degree in political science rather than case study. Nutritionist Pamela Popper, nutritional science and is working Ph.D., reports that she and her practice towards a non-science-based doctorwas under investigation by the Ohio ate in medical humanities. Connect at Board of Dietetics for several years, Dian2@WellnessSimplified.com or visit which cost her tens of thousands of dollars. “I was threatened with criminal WellnessSimplified.com. prosecution, as well as incarceration, for refusing to comply with the terms of Natural Awakenings invites written opinions on health freedom, a topic one of their subpoenas,” writes Popof broad interest to our readers. Email per. Fortunately, her practice afforded NAeditor@NaturalAwakeningsMag. her the resources to fight for her rights. com. Fifteen years later, the Ohio board con-
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Five Water Workouts to Keep You Fit and Cool In hot summer weather, when the scorching sun and out-of-control humidity threaten to take a toll on your fitness routine, one good solution is to hit the pool. by Jodi Helmer
ou can tailor a water workout to all fitness levels,” explains Jane Katz, a doctor of education, longtime professor of physical education and athletics with City University of New York and author of Your Water Workout. “It’s perfect for someone who doesn’t exercise and wants to get started, as well as elite athletes who need a new challenge.” Water provides up to 15 times more resistance than air, so the body has to work a little harder to complete each movement. The result is a workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, builds strength and develops flexibility—while you feel like you’re barely breaking a sweat. Here are five water workouts that will inspire you to stay fit and cool for the summer:
Swim Like Fish Swimming is one of the best water workouts around, working all the major muscle groups as the repetitive motion of gliding through the water puts you in a state of zen. “Focus on being long and relaxed in the water,” advises Desirée Ficker, professional triathlete and co-author of The Waterproof Triathlete. “Form is more important than speed.” Swim 100-meter laps, alternating between a front stroke, like the crawl, and a backstroke. Aim to swim at least 20 laps, with a 15-second rest between each lap. Two lengths of the pool, from one side to the other and back
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again, counts as a lap. As you become more proficient, add more laps and fewer rests. Swimming works shoulders, triceps, biceps and abdominals. Reward: Burn up to 563 calories in a one-hour workout.
Take a Class Aqua aerobics isn’t just for senior citizens in rubber bathing caps. These low-impact fitness classes offer a variety of effective, all over workouts. Most fitness centers that have pools offer water aerobics and fitness classes, in addition to their lap lanes. One of the biggest benefits of aqua aerobics is having someone else design the workout; all you have to do is play follow-the-leader. “Water aerobics is a great starting point for someone who’s new to working out in the pool,” says Katz. “The instructor can offer suggestions to make the movements easier or more challenging, so you can tailor the workout to your fitness level.” Reward: Burn about 285 calories per hour.
Kick It Belly flops off the diving board aside, falling into the water is painless, so it’s a great place to work on balance; all you need is a kickboard. Warm up by holding the kickboard out
in front of you and use flutter kicks to swim five laps. Then, sit on the kickboard with your legs dangling over the side. Kick your legs and flutter your arms to propel yourself around the pool. Continue for one minute, then rest for 15 seconds. Do three reps. This exercise works arms, chest, back, abs and legs. Next, hold the kickboard under the water and place your feet on opposite ends, as if you were surfing. Slowly stand up, extending your arms to your sides to tread water. Bring your legs toward your chest, and then lower them again. Do 10 reps. Benefits include improved balance and stronger abs. Reward: Burn as much as 246 calories in an hour.
Race for the Finish Line When the pavement is hot enough to cook an egg, an afternoon run is out of the question. Hop in the pool, instead. “Use the same running motion you would if you were running on the road,” advises Ficker. “Emphasize high knees and drive your arms forward to keep you above water.” A half-hour jog might not seem like much, especially if you’re used to putting in more time on the treadmill, but it’s long enough to give your back, abs, glutes, hip flexors and quads a solid workout. Start with a five-minute warmup, walking in place in shallow water. Move to deep water and, with or without a buoyancy belt, begin jogging. Set a goal to run for 30 minutes, followed by a fiveminute, shallow water cool down.
Poolside Must-Haves Water Bottle: Working out in the water is cooling, but your body still sweats. Take regular breaks to hydrate during a water workout, just as you would at the gym.
Waterproof Watch: It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re in the pool. It helps to wear a waterproof watch, especially if you’re moving between activities.
Sunscreen: Sun reflects off the water, increasing risk of sunburn. Stay safe by applying waterproof sunscreen before you get in the water.
Source: Jane Katz, Ph.D., All-American, World Masters and World Senior Games champion swimmer and author of Your Water Workout and Swimming for Total Fitness.
Reward: Deepwater jogging burns about 340 calories per hour, 100 calories more than jogging on land.
Feel the Burn To look even better in your bathing suit, go with a cross-training workout that both burns calories and builds muscle. Katz recommends this 60-minute cross-training workout, which is challenging enough for experienced athletes. In shallow water, start by walking in place for five minutes. Next, move to the deep end and alternate five minutes of treading water with five minutes of jogging, for a total of 20 minutes. At the edge of the pool, place palms flat on the pool deck and push yourself upwards as high as you can go. Now, lower yourself until your arms are at a 90-degree angle. Do 20 reps. Back in shallow water, stand with feet shoulder-width apart. Squat low enough to submerge your shoulders. From there, jump straight up, bringing your legs together at the top of the jump, to land in the starting position. Do 20 reps to firm thighs and butt. Reward: Burn an average of 520 calories per session. Note: Calorie counts are based on a 155-pound woman. Freelance writer Jodi Helmer is the author of The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference. Connect at Green-Year.com.
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SATURDAY, JULY 4 Freedom to Relax – 10am-9:30pm. Pre-firework festivities on the Reedy River. Celebrate your freedom to relax. Bring your family in to receive an all-natural refreshing shake and giveaways. Buy 3 shakes, get your 4th FREE. Got 15 minutes? Experience an energy-boosting Oxygen Session to get you ready for all of the night’s events. Buy one O2 service and get the 2nd FREE. Healthy Lounge, 300 River St, Suite 203, downtown Greenville. 250-2811.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 Tree Garden Care – 8-11am. Lady Bug Garden Club and TreesGreenville will weed and water a tree garden. Lunch following at local eatery. Hosted by TreesGreenville at Tree Garden, Sevier Middle School.
FRIDAY, JULY 10 CAPPA Certification Labor Doula Training – July 10-12. Train to become a Labor Doula serving pregnant women. Prices vary; call for cost of classes. Carolina WaterBirth, 915 South St, Simpsonville. For more information call 909-0042 or CarynF@CarolinaWaterBirth.com. Free Thermographic Scan – 11am-3pm. Dr. Joe DuPuy of Dupuy Family Chiropractic will perform scans and if necessary will offer free office exam in Simpsonville. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. Family Night Out: Watermelon Walk – 6:30-7:30pm. An evening of walking and watermelon eating. Families will walk around the outdoor track and then enjoy watermelon slices. Possible seed spitting contest.Get healthy together and create a fun family memory. Free. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790.
SATURDAY, JULY 11 Sunrift Adventures Guided Paddle – 10am-4pm. Lake Robinson guided paddle hosted by Sunrift Adventures. Meet at Sunrift Adventures, 1 Center Street, Travelers Rest. Cost $75. Guided Hike of Musgrove Mill State Historic St- Upstate Forever to host 1.2 mile hike which includes orientation of site, hike across Horseshoe Falls.$15. 327-0090.
TUESDAY, JULY 14 Migun 101 Class – 7pm. Learn how to better use and maintain your Migun investment. Talk to experts and other owners at the meeting. Free. Migun of Greenville. 215 Pelham Road, Suite B103-104. 242-1160.
THURSDAY, JULY 16 Free Chiropractic Adjustments – 2:30-5:30pm. Dr. Rob from The Joint will provide free spinal screenings and adjustments on first come, first served basis. Free. Migun of Greenville, 215 Pelham Road, Suite B103-104. 242-1160. Guided Tour of Lake Conestee Nature Park – 5:30pm. Guided tour of Lake Conestee, Nature Park led by Dr. Jeff Beacham. Silent Spring by Rachel Carson highlighted. Fore more information, visit Conesteepark.com.
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FRIDAY, JULY 17 Tree Walk & Tree ID – 3-4pm. TreesGreenville will walk and lead a tree ID walk.Identify the trees that makeup our regional native forest. Free. Meet at Poinsett Park, 5 Pine Forest Rd, Travelers Rest. To register, email email@example.com. Lock-In – 8pm-8am. Send your child out for a night of games, swimming, arts and crafts, and a lot of fun. For ages 6-14. Members $20/non-Members $30. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790.
SATURDAY, JULY 18 Encounters of the Third Kind – 6-8pm. Featured speaker, Robyn Andrews will present at the Festival of Healing & Spiritual Awareness, The Coop, 1100 Key Rd, Columbia, SC. 233-3033.
TUESDAY, JULY 21 Going Green with Brandy Long – 10-11am. Brandy Long demonstrates how to save money by using what’s already around the house. Good for the environment and the wallet. Free. Sargent Library, Travelers Rest. 834-3650. Native Plant Society Meeting – 7pm. Tim Spira, a Clemson University Professor of Botany, will present “A Naturalist’s Guide to Rich Cove Forests.” Free. Founders Hall, Southern Wesleyan University, Central. 242-5400. Wow Green Demonstration – 7-8pm. Rid your home of toxic chemicals, for about the same amount of money you spend now. Products available for trial, purchase. Free. Migun of Greenville. 215 Pelham Road, Suite B103-104. 242-1160.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 Sunrift Adventures Gear Demo Day – 6-8pm. Sunfrit Adventures Staff will answer questions and demonstrate latest gear. $20. Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Road, Greenville.
THURSDAY, JULY 23 A Balanced Constitution Can Change Your Life – 5-7pm. Presentation introducing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) herbal remedies, followed by individual constitution assessments. Know Thyself Healing Center in Greer. Information and registration by email: Diana@KnowThyselfHealingCenter.org or call 905-4407.
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Celebrate MoG’s third birthday with door prizes, snacks, half-price memberships, 10 percent of all products. Healthy tips and fun relaxation. Free. Migun of Greenville, 215 Pelham Road, Suite B103-104. 242-1160.
markyourcalendar Festival of Healing & Spiritual Awareness – July 17-19. $15 Weekend pass, $10 Sat, $8 Sun. $1 from each admission donated to A Child’s Haven in Greenville. The Coop 1100 Key Rd, Columbia. Call or email for flyer: 233-3033, toll-free 888-595-2266. JanTheMother@aol.com.
Natural Therapies That Work – 7pm. Dr. Roger Jaynes, DC, discusses conventional therapies that don’t work, and natural therapies that do. Free. Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 232-0082.
MONDAY, JULY 27 Head and Face Massage Workshop – 9am-4pm. Massage Therapists address pain and other disorders including TMJ syndrome. June Lordi, licensed massage therapist and NCBTMB approved provider, uses a variety of techniques to alleviate pain. Hyatt Place, 40 W. Orchard Park Rd, Greenville. 877-8594.
TUESDAY, JULY 28 Story Tellers Guild Meeting – 7pm. Clemson Area Story Tellers (CAST) welcomes storytellers of all ages. CAST promotes and celebrates the art of storytelling, from novice to professional, dedicated listeners, and all those with an interest in the oral tradition. Free. The Arts Center (formerly known as Morrison Annex), 212 Butler Rd, Clemson. 653-4932.
FRIDAY, JULY 31 Latte Art Hoedown – 6pm. Greenville’s locallyowned and ethically-focused specialty coffee bar Coffee & Crema is bringing the coffee drinking
community together while raising money for local charity at the same time. Local area baristas compete for money, prizes and glory by free pouring artistic designs into lattes and the drinks are sold to the crowd, with all proceeds going to Meals on Wheels. Free to watch, $5 to enter, $1 for competition drinks (all of which is given to charity). Coffee & Crema, 27 S. Pleasantburg #130, Greenville. (same shopping center as the Fresh Market and Garner’s) 235-0051. Poetry at Unity Church - 7:30pm. Featuring a reading by four well-published Unity of Greenville poets, followed by an open mic. Bring something to share. Donations accepted. Unity Church of Greenville, 207 E. Belvue Rd, Greenville. 2926499.
upcoming events MONDAY, AUGUST 31 Third Anniversary Open House – 1pm-7pm. Upstate Colonics is celebrating their third anniversary. Tour the center, meet n’ greet the therapists on staff, free chair massages, foot baths $10, detox specials, Biomat demos. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Upstate Colonics, 607 N.E. Main St, Simpsonville. For more information call 963-4466.
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ongoingcalendar Note: Dates are subject to change. Please use contact information to confirm dates and times of events. How to submit: All listings must be received by the 10th of the month prior to publication. Please help by following the format as seen below and email listings to UpstateNA.com. Non-advertiser calendar entries are subject to space availability. Nia Dance Class – 5:30-6:30pm. Nia is low impact, conditions the heart and increases muscle tone, bone density, flexibility, grace, and strength. $12 or 5/$50; first class free. Kimah Healing Arts Center, 2112 Augusta St, Greenville. 430-7469. Meditation in Action: Practices to Help Shift Your Inner State − 3:30-5pm. First Sunday each month. Especially for those who have trouble with, or can’t find time for seated, close-eyed meditation. $10. North Main Yoga, 10 W Stone Ave, Greenville. 241-0870.
Yoga Classes − 8.30am, 10:30am, and 6:30pm. – Yoganize, a combination of yoga, Pilates, Qi gong and specialized toning exercises to prescriptively heal, balance and integrate mind, body and spirit. Classes held daily. All levels welcome. $80/10 classes. Yoganize, Hudson Corners shopping center, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. Contact Karen 325-6053. Yoga – 9am. Basic Yoga posture to develop strength, balance and flexibility. Increases focus and releases tension. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790.
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Children’s Story Time – 9am-10am. All ages welcome. Free character cookie. Coffee To A Tea, 54 Lois Ave, West Greenville. 350-6506. Yoga Classes − 9.30am, 12pm, 5:30pm and 7pm. – See Monday’s listing 8:30am for details. Nia Dance Class – 10am. Nia is low impact, conditions the heart and increases muscle tone, bone density, flexibility, grace, and strength. Free introductory class kicks off 6-week session. $65/ members; $85/non-members. Life Center, 875 W Faris Rd, Greenville. 430-7469. Farmers’ Market – 3-7pm. Fresh, local, and sustainably grown produce, meat, eggs, milk, flowers, and much more. Whole Foods Market parking lot nearest 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. For more info: 335-2300.
Community Acupuncture – 4-6pm. An economical group opportunity to benefit from this natural therapy. Plan for at least 30 minutes with needles and a little time before and after. $15. Be Natural, 300-G E. Blackstock Rd, Spartanburg. 574-5468. Sivananda Method Hatha Yoga – 6:30-8:15pm. Hatha Yoga taught in traditional style by Bruce Cable. $10 or donation. Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville. 271-4883. Migun 101: New Migun Bed Owner Class – 7pm. Second Tuesday each month. How to better use and maintain one’s Migun investment. Talk to the experts (and other new Migun owners) about how to get the most from a Migun bed. Migun of Greenville, 215 Pelham Rd, Ste B–104, Greenville. 242–1160. Stress Reduction Workshop – 7pm. Dr. Anita Wilton, DC, will host a workshop on reducing stress. Free. Synapse Chiropractic, 955 W.Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer. To reserve your seat, call 848-0505.
Senior Day – Seniors 60 and above receive 10% off total purchase. Sale items excluded, not to be combined with coupons. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. Yoga Classes − 8.30am, 10:30am, and 6:30pm. – See Monday’s listing 8:30am for details. Hub City Farmer’s Market – 3:00pm-6:00pm. Open thru October 31. Local produce, fruits, herbs, meats, eggs, sauces, flowers, plants, lotions, organics. 7 registered vendors. Accepting senior vouchers, EBT cards, and WIC cash value checks. Downtown Spartanburg at Morgan Square, Spartanburg. 585-0905.
Anniversary Special −10am-6pm. Free 30-minute Biomat session with every ionic foot bath session $35. Upstate Colonics, 607 N.E. Main St, Simpsonville. 963-4466.
Ionic Foot Baths − 11am-3pm. Detox the body with an ionic foot bath by Jan King. $30 for first timers; walk-in or call for appointment. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. True Water Sampling − 11am-5pm. First Wednesday each month. Sample alkalizing True Water. Sampling Special: Buy 1 gallon, get second gallon 15% off. All Natural Health & Beauty Center, 101 College St, Simpsonville. 963-2882. Greenbrier Farms Day − 12-5:30pm. Local organic veggies, meats, and plants from Greenbrier Farms at Scratch, 1818 Augusta St, #106, Greenville. 370-9992.
5-Step Meat Demos – 3:30-5:30pm. Weekly tastings featuring samples from producers who are part of a new 5-step Humane Animal Treatment program.Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300.
Greenville Wednesday Walkers – 6pm. Walk from the parking area to Liberty Bridge, through Falls Park, and on to Cleveland Park and back. $0.50/person. Meet at the traffic circle near the Governor’s School. Park in the public parking lot between County Square and the Governor’s School. This is a large group and people walk at different paces and distances. Walk is generally between 3 and 4 miles total.
Indoor Rowing Classes − 7:30am and 9:15am. Unique way to get a full-body and cardio workout; any age and fitness level welcome. Rates vary; call for options. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 1901-D Laurens Rd, between Monterrey’s Mexican and Zaxby’s in Olde Town Ctr, Greenville. 281-1505 or 498-8608. Fresh Local Veggies Available – 10-6pm. Fresh local veggies, eggs, honey, and Bison meat from Carolina Buffalo Company. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. Fishy Friday – 3:30-5:30pm. Regular tastings of recipes, and learn how to prepare seafood dishes. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. All Natural Hotdog Plates and Live Music – Hotdogs plates available at 11am and music begins at 5pm. $5 - 1 hotdog/$6 - 2 hotdogs (with the works) coleslaw, baked beans, and tea. Coffee To A Tea, 54 Lois Ave, West Greenville. 350-6506. Main Street Jazz – 5:30-9:30pm. Music series featuring blues, oldies, jazz, and soul music. Free admission. Hyatt Regency Plaza Deck, 220 N Main St, Greenville. 235–5525.
Nia Dance Class – 7pm. See Tuesday listing 10am for details.
Real Life Birth Classes – 7pm. Every Wednesday, except the 15th, Natural Childbirth Preparation. Call for cost. Carolina WaterBirth, 915 South St, Simpsonville. 329-0010. CarynF@CarolinaWaterBirth.com.
Furry Friends Day – Support a local animal organization by bringing in 2 cans of pet food and receive 15% off total purchase. Sale and other offers excluded. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 864-297-1105. Zumba – 10am and 7pm. Dance your way to fitness with this Latin-themed class. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790. Inman Farmers Markets – 3:00-6:00pm. Open thru October 31. Local produce, fruits, herbs, meats, eggs, sauces, flowers, plants, lotions, organics. 10 registered vendors. Accepting senior vouchers, EBT cards, and WIC cash value checks. Armory, 45 Park Rd, Inman. 585-0905. Downtown Alive – 5:30-8:30pm. Music series featuring local, regional, and national entertainers. Free. Piazza Bergamo, Main St, Greenville. 235–5525. Randy Blackwell Farm Stand – 6-8:30pm. Open thru August 6. Organically grown produce and herbs from the Furman farm. Student artwork will also be for sale. Cliffs Cottage at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Travelers Rest. Contact Sandy Bryan or Anna Strick at 294-3655.
Walk/Run Club – 7am. Led by Fitway fitness coaches. All levels of fitness welcome. Free. Meet at the Fitway parking lot, 103 Regency Commons Dr, Greer. 335-8811. Hub City Farmer’s Market – 8am-Noon. Open thru October 31. Local in season produce, fruits, herbs, meats, eggs, sauces, flowers, plants, lotions, organics. 22 registered vendors. Accepting senior vouchers, EBT cards, and WIC cash value checks. The Train Depot, 298 Magnolia St, Spartanburg. 585-0905. Travelers Rest Community Farmers Market – 8am-Noon. Featuring locally produced foods and plants. Located behind Sunrift Adventures at the corner of 276 & Center St, Travelers Rest. For more information call Margie Vest 414-1966. Easley Farmers Market – 9am-Noon. Garden fresh produce featuring produce, plants, and other goodies. Easley City Hall parking lot, 205 N. 1st St, Easley. For information and vendor application call 855-7900. Yoga – 9am. $10; 5 classes/$40; first class free. Unity Church of Greenville, 207 E. Belvue Rd, Greenville. 292–6499.
we’ll provide instructions and guide the cupping from start to finish. Just have an interest in coffee. Free. Belk 700 Haywood Rd, Greenville. (Inside Haywood Mall, at the lower entrance to the Belk department store) 678-9173 or 235-0051. Music in the Woods – 6pm. Every Saturday thru August 29. Solar-powered community event. Families, friends, and pets invited. Free with $2 park entrance fee. Paris Mountain State Park Amphitheater, 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville. 363-8666.
Summer Food Drive – Simpsonville Family Chiropractic is conducting a food drive to help local food banks in the Golden Strip. We are attempting to raise community awareness and aide in collecting nonperishable food items throughout the months of July and August. Items most in need are canned meats and vegetables, pasta, peanut butter, canned soup, cereal, and toilet paper. All donations can be dropped off during business hours. Simpsonville Family Chiropractic, 655 Fairview Rd, Suite J, Simpsonville, in the Publix shopping center. 962-8800. Summer Relaxation – 1 hr. therapeutic massage & 1 hr. personal yoga session summer special. $100. Bookings must be by July 15. At Peace Therapeutic Massage, Greenville. 907-8338. Working With Children – Greg Spindler, LMT of Carolina Structural Energetic Therapy, will work with Autistic children (ages 9 & under) free of charge in between his regular clients daily (excluding Sundays and some Saturdays). A program designed to help children who have issues through gentle cranial decompression; health issues can be improved. Please call ahead to check available appointment schedule. Carolina Structural Energetic Therapy, 107 Memorial Dr, Greer. 877-3500. Paris Mountain State Park – 8am-6pm. Open daily. Fishing, canoe, kayak, and pedal boat rentals, seasonal availability, picnic areas and playground, interpretive hiking, and biking trails. Admission fee. Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville. 244-5565. Jones Gap State Park – 9am-6pm. Open daily. Hiking, waterfalls, fishing, birding, and camping available. Pets allowed on leash. Admission fee. Jones Gap State Park, 303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta. 836-3647. Upcountry History Museum – 10am-5pm WedSat; 1-5pm Sun; closed Mon; prearranged group tours only Tues. Common threads, uncommon stories. Heritage Green, 540 Buncombe St, Greenville. 467-3100.
Coffee Cupping/Tasting Workshop – 1pm. Specialty coffee bar, Coffee & Crema is conducting coffee cuppings at Haywood Mall. A Cupping is a method of evaluating the quality or defect of a coffee and is a process used by professionals and enthusiasts alike. No prior experience is needed since
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101 College St. 864-963-2882 • Simpsonville NaturalFarmacy.net We provide proven alternative health & beauty products, preventive health programs & integrative hair care services including exclusive TRUE WATER. Serving the Golden Strip for over 15 years. See ad, page 9.
CHILDBIRTH CAROLINA WATERBIRTH 915 South St. 864-329-0010 • Simpsonville CarolinaWaterBirth.com
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607 NE Main St. 864-963-4466 • Simpsonville UpstateColonics.com Certified Colon Hydrotherapist with associated detox such as massage, ionic footbath, far infrared Bio-Mat, slimming/detox wraps, and ear-candling. Clean professional office. Disposable supplies. See ad, page 9.
FENG SHUI The Door to All Wonders
Daniela Loga Brueckner Feng Shui Consultant 864-593-1829 Learn how applying Feng Shui principles revitalizes and balances energy; brings good fortune and health. When Chi moves smoothly, life becomes prosperous, vigorous and strong. See ad, page 7.
HEALTH FOODS Earth Fare − The Healthy Supermarket
3620 Pelham Rd. 864-527-4220 • Greenville EarthFare.com Earth Fare offers a fantastic selection of products including local organic produce, naturally raised meats, seafood, supplements, natural beauty products, and a beautiful eat-in café, deli, and juice bar. Check out our event calendar for upcoming happenings.
HOLISTIC CENTER HEALING WITHIN / HEALING WITHOUT, LLC
Joanne Therese Schmidt Asyra Body Scan, Reiki, Nemenhah Medicine Woman 864-380-0628 • Greenville Frustrated? Doing all the “right” things yet still don’t feel well? Call for an Asyra body scan and get started on your path to wellness. By appointment.
Willow Wellness Center
Jan Posey, CBT, CNHP 309 Jones Rd. 864-233-3033 • Taylors JanTheMother@aol.com Giving you the tools to take charge of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Offering therapies and classes, including quantum biofeedback, voice remapping, Reiki, and reflexology. See ad, page 11.
HOMEOPATHY Augusta Street Clinic
Dr. Roger Jaynes, DC, DNBHE 864-232-0082 • Greenville RogerJaynez@yahoo.com AugustaStClinic.com Bio-energetic testing to show any energy imbalance, vitamin or mineral deficiency, and identify environmental allergies. We offer a variety of services at affordable rates. See ad, page 30.
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205 Bryce Court (off Woodruff Rd in Woodruff Place) 864-987-5995 • Simpsonville FranzFamilySpinalCare.com NUCCA (upper cervical chiropractic) is a gentle, noninvasive technique that can help to restore body balance and optimal health, with no cracking and popping. We fix the problem, rather than frequently and/or continually treat the symptoms. Exclusive NUCCA Chiropractors in South Carolina. See ad, page 24.
COLON HYDROTHERAPY Internal Fitness
400 S. Main St., Mauldin 864-757-1269 or 864-386-1942 Internal-Fitness.net Offering Colon Hydrotherapy, Infrared Sauna for fat burning, Massage, Ion Foot Detox, and Body Magic garment. Phyllis Woods, Nat’l Board and advanced level certified through I-ACT since 2003.
Margaret Griffin 2801 Wade Hampton Blvd., #15 864-268-9255 • Taylors Natural foods, bulk foods/herbs, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, books, health and beauty aids, pet supplies. We specialize in customer service! Special orders welcome.
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Jodi Harris & Gigi Perry 161 Verdin Rd. 864-297-1105 • Greenville Vitamins and supplements, goat’s milk and cheeses, raw juice bar, Sami’s wheat/gluten-free products, vegan/spelt baked goods, pet wellness, monthly healthy living classes. See ad, page 18.
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RIVER COMMUNITY − Deland, FL. Wildlife abounds at this beautiful St. Johns riverfront community. This 3/2/2, 1,872-sq.-ft. home is custom-built, poured solid block with steel rods in walls and hurricane ties. The great room features front bay window, new entrance door, cathedral ceilings and fireplace. Double French doors w/built-in mini-blinds leads you to your finished Florida room with new tile flooring and insulated east-west windows. Large kitchen/dining room combo has tons of counter space plus breakfast bar and built-in oven. Community has extras such as fishing pier, boat dock access, and clubhouse with pool; only $300/year community fees. Seller open to contributing to buyer’s closing costs. Price has been reduced to $169,900. View online MLS: V4616950. Contact Donna at 386-747-0332. CURRENTLY PUBLISHING NATURAL AWAKENINGS MAGAZINES − For sale in Atlanta, GA; Mobile, AL; Morris County, NJ, New York, NY and Sarasota, FL. Call for details 239-530-1377.
HELP WANTED FARMERS NEEDED − To participate in City of Easley’s Farmers’ Market. Cost is $5 per booth, per day. Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. In front of City Hall, 205 N. 1st. St., Easley. Beginning May 16 to the end of September. For more information, call Lisa Garrett at 864-8557900, ext. 7200. NURSE PRACTITIONER – For wellness center environment. Flexible hours. Will pay for bio-identical hormone class attendance by compounding pharmacist. $600/month rent. Acupuncture of Greer. Call and ask for Ruth: 864-877-0111.
OPPORTUNITIES SINGLES GOING GREEN (SGG) AND SINGLES HOLISTIC GROWTH (SHH) – Meet other singles at this new monthly singles event. All ages welcome. Location to be determined in the Greenville area. More info: 215-754-8104 or RideATrain4Fun@yahoo.com.