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NATURAL PET 11 Fitness Myths Debunked Tackling Triglycerides Healthy Ways to Lower Levels

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contents Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.



by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist


by James Occhiogrosso


11 Vital Truths

by Lynda Bassett





by Robert Rabbin

30 WALKING THE TALK by Sandra Murphy



by Dr. Shawn Messonnier


BRAIN DIET Eat Right To Stay Sharp

by Lisa Marshall

Check out our new monthly Foodie Dining Guide section starting on page 36 to see new local restaurant listings and happenings around the Upstate! 6

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9 communitynews 12 healthbriefs 15 globalbriefs 17 community



22 healingways 24 fitbody 26 healthykids 15 28 inspiration 30 wisewords 32 32 naturalpet 38 consciouseating 42 classifieds 43 calendar 54 resourceguide

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hat better way to welcome spring than with the yummy cover of the March issue. This month’s theme is Food and Garden, and we have plenty of goodies to share now that spring has sprung. Exciting things are coming to the Upstate, including the four day longevity conference, Qi Revolution, for the very first time! The conference will feature workshops such as breath empowerment, foot reflexology, Qigong fitness and more. Read the article on page 11 for more information on mastering disease-reversing protocols at Qi Revolution. The Spring Southern Home & Garden Show is also coming to Greenville from March 1-3 at the TD Convention Center. Come meet and greet with Southern Living contributing editor, Rebecca Gordon, and enjoy over 300 exhibitors. Feeding Ourselves Well, Urban Gardening Takes Root, page 18, explains how families are taking notes from big events like those listed above and implementing them in their households. It includes information on urban gardening methods, community gardens and helpful gardening resources. The Natural Awakenings Foodie Dining Guide, page 36, offers several locations for healthy meal options if you aren’t quite ready to flaunt your green thumb. Also, The Better Brain Diet, Eat Right to Stay Sharp, page 38, discusses what foods work best in defending your body from cognitive decline. The Natural Pet section starts on page 30 and covers holistic care for a sick pet and the healing power of a pet’s companionship. If you’re unable to enjoy the festivities of this month, stop by a local health food store or treat yourself to a free consultation at one of the many businesses featured in our magazine. Consider March your personal month of change, just as mother nature changes her seasons.

In health and harmony,

Linda and Jim

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communitynews SC Lavender Garden Thrives


he Lavender Farm Shop, York, SC, offers all natural quality products made by local artisans and artisans from the South of France. Many of the items in the shop’s collection are lavender based and handmade from lavender grown and harvested at its local farm. The Lavender Farm Shop is the first official lavender farm in SC and is certified “SC Grown” by the SC Department of Agriculture. The shop also offers unique high quality natural products imported from the South of France. The ingredients used in the shop’s collection are known for their healing properties and health benefits such as soothing and relaxing your skin, body, soul and environment. The Lavender Farm Shop also carries unique and affordable gifts to treat yourself and your loved ones for any occasion. For more information, visit See ad, page 16.

Prep Yourself for Natural Birth at Carolina Waterbirth


n this day and age, natural birth can mean a variety of things; however, traditionally a natural birth is a vaginal birth without the use of pain medication. Many women desire to have a natural birth because of the numerous benefits to mother and baby, but are unfamiliar with the steps to take to have a comfortable natural birth. The Natural Birth Preparation class at Carolina Waterbirth is the best class for learning how to achieve the natural birth that you desire. It focuses on comfort measures, labor positions, breathing and relaxation techniques and affirmations to nurture and support you and help you feel confident about your day of labor. The class also incorporates anatomy and physiology, health and nutrition, and a few amazing birth videos. The doulas of Doula Du Juor attend each class to help demonstrate and encourage you and your partner during numerous hands on exercises. This all-inclusive class has been found to leave families excited and prepared to have an amazing birth. The next series of classes will begin on April 9th and will include the following natural birth preparation essentials: nutrition, exercise, building a support team, mental and emotional preparation and of course, a doula! Doula Du Juor is located inside Carolina Waterbirth at 915 South St, Simpsonville. For more information, call 864-329-0010 or visit See ad, page 6.

Southern Home and Garden Show Returns to the Upstate


he Spring Southern Home and Garden Show, sponsored by Jeff Lynch Appliance & TV Center, and affectionately known as the unofficial kickoff of spring, returns to the Upstate this month. With over 300 exhibitors, the event is the largest home and garden show in SC, with everything imaginable for the inside and outside of your home. Exhibits will include home building, buying, landscaping, interior design and more. The show also include “HowTo” and kids workshops presented by The Home Depot. Rebecca Gordon, a contributing editor for Southern Living, will be featured in the Southern Home and Garden Test Kitchen presented by Ingles. Gordon, also author of Southern Living the Half-Hour Hostess and Southern Living the Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook will be available all weekend sharing popular Southern Living recipes, easy five-minute flower arrangements and how to make your celebrations easy and special with indoor gardens. Gordon will also be autographing and giving away copies of her books. The show is produced by the Home Builders Association of Greenville and will be held at the TD Convention Center on March 1 from 12-8 pm, March 2 from 10 am - 8 pm and March 3 from 1-6 pm. Admission is $7 for adults, seniors (55+) are $5, and children under 12 are free. Bring a canned good to the show to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank and receive $1 off admission. For more information, call 864-254-0133 or visit See ad, inside front cover.

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communitynews Red Palm Oil Now Available at Garner’s Natural Life


elebrity doctor, Dr. Oz, recently featured red palm oil as his most miraculous find in 2013. This difficult to find oil is perfect for heart health and cholesterol and is now available at Garner’s Natural Life in Greenville. Red palm oil has been used for centuries in Africa as both food and medicine. It is incredibly nourishing and is an excellent natural source of vitamin E and carotenoids. The oil is high in a potent form of vitamin E called tocotrienols. Tocotrienols are a group of molecules in the vitamin E family that are readily absorbed by the body and are highly protective against oxidative damage, especially regarding typical damage to the arterial walls and heart that occurs with aging. Tocotrienols along with the many carotenes and other antioxidants make red palm oil a unique super antioxidant. Garner’s Natural Life is located at 27 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Ste 20, Greenville. For more information, call 864-242-4856 or visit See ad, back cover.

From Pup to Pedigree with Synchronicity


aster animal behaviorist, Bryan McBroom has been drawn to all types of animals since an early age, and has been working as an animal behaviorist for nearly ten years. McBroom employs traditional behavior techniques, as well as holistic alternatives such as Reiki and essential oils, to address the need of animals and their owners. Animals benefit from this holistic approach in numerous ways, including stress reduction, relaxation, well-being and balance and rapid healing. Pet owners will also see a calming of obsessive/compulsive behaviors such as barking, marking, or biting, anxiety reduction and lessened negative energy and behaviors in their furry friends. McBroom assists pet owners in understanding the motivation behind their pet’s behavior. He is able to assist a pet in getting over the loss of a companion-pet or owner or helping the animal adjust to a new baby, family member or pet. McBroom offers much needed guidance and support to all animals and their owners regarding a myriad of situations. Sessions are noninvasive and safe. His methods are effective in establishing balance, and there’s less stress in both animals and their owners. Join Synchroncity Well Life Center in welcoming McGroom on March 3, 2013 at 7 pm and enjoy half-price consultations throughout the month of March. Synchronicity Well Life Center is located at 528 Howell Rd, Ste 20, Greenville. For more information, call 864-534-5720 or visit See ad, page 28.


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Pet Project Brings Good Will to the Upstate


he Community Pet Project (CPP) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization aimed at helping pets in need of emergency vet care, essential grooming, or food. Unlike other animal organizations, The Community Pet Project is comprised of social entrepreneurs seeking to enable pets to live out the remainder of their lives at home, in wellness, with those who love them and with whom they love.     Currently, statistics show that approximately 2000 pets end up in the Greenville County Shelter, each year because pet owners have no where to turn for veterinary care. Countless others are taken in by neighboring shelters and others are saved by Animal Welfare Groups. Still, most pets are not as fortunate. The Community Pet Project is not a rescue group, a foster group, nor is its mission to provide low-cost spaying and neutering services, but it understands that leaving a pet behind can be a heart breaking decision for pet owners in need of help and relief. The Community Pet Project aims to support all social classes who may face a sudden financial hardship, and, the solution is simple. Being a community of friends helping friends, neighbors helping neighbors, pet lovers helping pet lovers will build a much needed safety net to provide an immediate, humane solution which will work in favor of a pet’s best interest. All donations received by The Community Pet Project are given directly to partner veterinarians and groomers who provide care for pets in need. Additionally, the organization will continue to distribute pet food throughout the community. Remember, nothing changes unless someone makes the effort to change. The Community Project will continue to work with the community to stop the physical and emotional suffering that so many generations of helpless pets have endured. The Community Pet Project is located at 26 Halehaven Dr, Simpsonville, For more information, call 864-360-9696 or visit

The Upstate Goes Beyond Talk Therapy


amaris Drewry, Ph.D. believes in working herself out of a job. Drewry assists clients in overcoming issues such as sleep apnea, repeating relationship patterns, childhood abuse, chemical sensitivities, and more in one to four Beyond Talk Damaris Drewry, Ph.D. Therapy sessions. Drewry empowers clients to achieve permanent results through these innovative therapy sessions. With 25 years of experience in creating alternatives to traditional psychotherapy, Drewry helps clients find and clear the cause of even the most difficult or long-standing issues. She understands that the body believes every word we say and can become stuck in forgotten contracts. During traumatic events, we often make unconscious decisions that create diseasecausing tendencies to run in the background of our bodies. Beyond Talk Therapy focuses on clearing those negative tendencies to make true progression possible in a very short time. Drewry’s approach is solution-focused, and she has helped hundreds of individuals triumph over life’s stressors with her warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental style. She offers a 15 minute phone consultation free of charge. In addition to Beyond Talk Therapy sessions, Drewry has taught over 3000 hours of workshops on a wide variety of topics to include self-empowerment and alternative health. Drewry has been a guest speaker for the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine (ISSSEEM), the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP), the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and the American Society of Dowsers. Beyond Talk Therapy is located in Greer. For more information, call 520320-6366 or visit See ad, page 31.

Qigong Revolution Coming to Greenville


i Revolution is the largest qigong event ever to occur in South Carolina and has been praised by experts of yoga, qigong and naturopathic medicine. During the four-day energyfilled event, from March 23-26, at the TD Convention Center, high-powered breathing techniques, qigong exercises and food-based healing will be taught in precise detail by qigong practitioner Jeff Primack and 25 certified qigong instructors. Primack, a 16-year qigong practitioner, healed himself of lifelong asthma, and through his workshops, has helped tens of thousands of people discover the secrets of maximizing their own healing potential. During the first two days of the event, Primack and his team will teach participants level one qigong healing and breathing applications, and then move into even more powerful breathing applications on days three and four. Cost is $129 for all four days. Advance registration required. For more information, call 800-298-8970 or visit See ad, page 5.

Become a Certified Life Coach in Two Days


oaching is a high-demand, high-income profession. It’s currently the second biggest consulting business in the country, according to U.S News and World Report. To meet this growing need, The Certified Coaches Federation (CCF) is conducting a “Certified Coach Practitioner” on April 6-7th at the Hampton Inn. These trainings will be led by Jennifer A. Gage PhD, giving participants the benefit of her sixteen years of teaching and coaching experience. If you’ve got a passion to help others, this course teaches you the tools, secrets and strategies needed to build a profitable coaching practice. CCF’s programs are designed to ensure its graduates’ success. A full year of Continuing Education is provided, for example, at no additional cost! “I want my students to begin their new career with confidence,” explains Dr. Gage. Additional classes in the Southeast are scheduled for Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 2-3rd) and Greenville, SC (May 4-5th). For additional information please call Dr. Gage at 704-464-6370 or visit See ad on page 62. natural awakenings

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Battle of the Bulge


ccording to the American Heart Association, about one in three American kids and teens is overweight or obese today, nearly triple the rate in 1963. A new report by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation advises that if adult obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, by 2030, 13 states could have rates above 60 percent; 39 states above 50 percent; and all 50 states above 44 percent. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity, based on research at 10 universities, points to the use of hormones in factory meat production as a major reason for this trend. Pesticides are another culprit; the average American is exposed to 10 to 13 different types each day via food, beverages and drinking water, and nine of the 10 most commonly used are endocrine disrupters linked to weight gain. Genetically modified U.S. food crops are also sprayed heavily with biocides. Findings presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science linked bisphenol A (BPA)—an industrial chemical contained in plastic soda, drinking and baby bottles—with abnormal estrogen function. To win the battle of the bulge, Americans need to eat balanced diets and exercise regularly, but additional steps can further help: choose organic, grass-fed meat instead of corn-fed; use glass instead of plastic containers for beverages and food storage; avoid canned food unless the label states BPA-free; and consume yogurt daily or take a high-quality probiotic to help restore healthy intestinal flora.

Drinks Tied to Tooth Trouble


hen replacing lost fluids during or after a workout, consider how beverage choices can affect the health of teeth. A recent study published in General Dentistry, the journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, found that increased consumption of sports and energy drinks is causing irreversible damage to teeth, especially among adolescents. A reported 30 to 50 percent of U.S. teens regularly imbibe energy drinks, and as many as 62 percent down at least one sports drink a day. “Young adults consume these drinks assuming that they will improve their sports performance and energy levels and that they are ‘better’ than soda,” says Associate Professor Poonam Jain, lead author of the study, who serves as director of community and preventive dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. “Most of these patients are shocked to learn that the drinks are essentially bathing their teeth with acid.” In testing the effect of acidity levels on samples of human tooth enamel immersed in 13 sports and nine energy beverages, researchers found that damage to enamel was evident after only five days of exposure. Moreover, energy drinks were twice as harmful as sports drinks. “These drinks erode or thin out the enamel of the teeth, leaving them more susceptible to decay and sensitivity,” says Jain.


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Why We Might Need More Vitamin C


esearchers at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University, a leading global authority on the role of vitamin C in optimum health, forward compelling evidence that the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of vitamin C should be raised to 200 milligrams per day for U.S. adults, up from its current levels of 75 mg for women and 90 mg for men. The RDA of vitamin C is less than half of what it should be, scientists argue, because medical experts insist on evaluating this natural, but critical, nutrient in the same way they do for pharmaceutical drugs, and consequently reach faulty conclusions. The researchers base their recommendations on studies showing that higher levels of vitamin C could help reduce chronic health problems including heart disease, stroke and cancer, as well as underlying causal issues such as high blood pressure, chronic inflammation, poor immune response and atherosclerosis. Even at the current low RDA, U.S. and Canadian studies have found that a quarter to a third of the total population is marginally deficient in vitamin C and up to a fifth of those in such groups as students, smokers and older adults are severely deficient in it.

Dining App for Special-Needs Diets


oodCare’s new EveryoneEat! Android and iPhone app allows anyone to make informed meal decisions at 180,000 restaurant locations nationwide, based on their nutrition needs and meal preferences. Users enter their basic information such as age, gender, height, weight and activity level, plus any chronic health conditions and special dietary restrictions, at Instant analysis enables them to search for dishes at restaurants by type of cuisine or restaurant name. “People need to easily answer the basic question: ‘Does this dish meet my dietary guidelines?’ and if not, “What’s off and by how much?’” says CEO Ken Marshall. According to the U.S. government’s Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, which monitors the use and cost of health care and insurance coverage, nearly half of Americans today are living with a nutrition-related chronic disease. The National Restaurant Association estimates that Americans order 47 percent of all of their meals from restaurants.

Yogurt Hinders Hypertension


ating yogurt could reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure, or hypertension, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association 2012 Scientific Sessions. During their 15-year study, researchers followed more than 2,000 volunteers that did not initially have high blood pressure and reported on their yogurt consumption at three intervals. Participants that routinely consumed at least one six-ounce cup of low-fat yogurt every three days were 31 percent less likely to develop hypertension.

Get people back into the kitchen and combat the trend toward processed food and fast food. ~Dr. Andrew Weil

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SouthernCare Providing hospice care in the Greenville area for more than 11 years, SouthernCare prides itself on the consistency and thoroughness of its staff. SouthernCare’s dedicated Admission Coordinator Linda Carter, RN, helps families understand the hospice benefit and takes all steps to make sure patients meet the requirements for hospice service. She is the first point of contact for our patients and their families and looks forward to introducing them to SouthernCare. To learn more about SouthernCare, call (864) 351-0740 or visit

healthbriefs NOT SO NICE RICE


ew research by the nonprofit Consumers Union (CU), which publishes Consumer Reports, may cause us to reconsider what we place in our steamer or cookpot. Rice—a staple of many diets, vegetarian or not—is frequently contaminated with arsenic, a known carcinogen that is also believed to interfere with fetal development. Rice contains more arsenic than grains like oats or wheat because it is grown in water-flooded conditions, and so more readily absorbs the heavy metal from soil or water than most plants. Even most U.S.-grown rice comes from the south-central region, where crops such as cotton were heavily treated with arsenical pesticides for decades. Thus, some organically grown rice in the region is impacted, as well. CU analysis of more than 200 samples of both organic and conventionally grown rice and rice products on U.S. grocery shelves found that nearly all contained some level of arsenic; many with alarmingly high amounts. There is no federal standard for arsenic in food, but there is a limit of 10 parts per billion in drinking water, and CU researchers found that one serving of contaminated rice may have as much arsenic as an entire day’s worth of water. To reduce the risk of exposure, rinse rice grains thoroughly before cooking and follow the Asian practice of preparing it with extra water to absorb arsenic and/or pesticide residues; and then drain the excess water before serving. See CU’s chart of arsenic levels in tested rice products at ArsenicReport.


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globalbriefs Better Cafeterias

School Lunches Improving Nationwide The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) 2012 School Lunch Report Card found that public school districts in Florida, Maryland, Tennessee and Nebraska rose above federal guidelines for serving healthy school lunches, with some in Georgia and Missouri also receiving good marks. But most schools nationwide can improve. PCRM dietitians analyzed elementary school meals at 22 districts participating in the National School Lunch Program. The average grade is now a B (84.4) compared with the national C+ average (78.7) in 2008. Schools delivering poor grades still offer chicken-fried steak fingers, breaded catfish, pork nuggets and other high-cholesterol menu items. To read the complete report, visit

Food Feelings

Restaurant Ambiance Affects Diners’ Appetites The mood in a restaurant can help diners enjoy their meals more and eat less, according to study results published in the journal Psychological Reports. After transforming part of a fast food Hardee’s restaurant in Illinois with milder music and lighting, researchers found that customers ate 18 percent fewer calories than diners in an unmodified seating area. Brian Wansink, Ph.D., a professor of marketing and consumer behavior at Cornell University, in New York, explains, “It didn’t change what people ordered, but what it did do was lead them to eat less and made them more satisfied and happier.” Wansink, author of Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think, asks, “If softer music and softer lighting seem to get people to eat less in a fast food situation, why not try the same thing at home?”

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something. ~Thomas Huxley

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globalbriefs News and resources to inspire concerned citizens to work together in building a healthier, stronger society that benefits all.

Windy Woes

Solving Wind Power’s Hidden Pollution Problem The U.S. Department of Energy reports that although wind power accounts for just over 4 percent of domestic electrical generation, it comprises a third of all new electric capacity. Even with the freedom from coal or oil that wind power creates, a major component of the generating devices, the turbine blades, has its own carbon footprint that needs examining. Some of the blades are as long as a football field, and the metal, fiberglass or carbon composites must be mined, refined, manufactured and transported, all consuming energy and creating materials that are difficult to recycle when they reach the end of their usefulness and are replaced. Christopher Niezrecki, a member of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell Wind Energy Research Group, estimates the United States will have as many as 170,000 wind turbines by 2030, creating more than 34,000 discarded blades each year. The next generation of blade material may come from natural cellulose fibers and bio-based plastics derived from soybean, linseed and other vegetable oils, instead of oil-based polymers. A $1.9 million National Science Foundation grant is funding the research. Source:

Dishpan Plants

Waste Water Cuts Fertilizer Use The effluent created by household sinks, washing machines and showers, known as gray water, could provide a new, low-cost source of irrigation for landscape plants that cuts down on the amount of fertilizer required to maintain them. The nonprofit Water Environmental Research Foundation’s (WERF) new report shows that many plants used for landscaping benefit from the use of gray water ( The study looked at seven homes in Arizona, California, Colorado and Texas with new and longstanding gray water systems that recycle wastewater to irrigate outdoor plants. Although the soil irrigated with gray water showed higher levels of cleaners, antimicrobials and sodium compared with areas irrigated with fresh water, there was enough nitrogen present in gray water to reduce or eliminate the need for additional fertilizers. Not all plants responded positively, but WERF Communications Director Carrie Capuco says, “Gray water can be successfully used with the right plant choices.” Guidelines include heavily mulching the area where gray water is supplied to minimize contact with pets.

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Legacy of Anderson

The Cruise Ship on Land by Michele Senac


ave you ever heard of an independent living retirement community referred to as “the cruise ship on land”? Legacy of Anderson Senior Living Community, which opened in 2004, has earned that title. This 55 and older community provides comfortable apartments, three full meals a day, all utilities including cable, weekly housekeeping, transportation, activities, entertainment and social opportunities, all in one monthly rental fee. Legacy of Anderson is located in a convenient and beautiful setting in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, SC and staffed by long-time, experienced employees. With 100 apartments, a choice of three floor plans and rent as low as $1395 per month, you could consider Legacy of Anderson one of the best kept secrets in the Anderson area. Each wing has screened-in porches overlooking the natural views of 12 acres of land. Executive director, Mandy Beal, has worked at Legacy of Anderson since its opening and oversees its operations. Susan Jackson, marketing director, assists potential residents in the application process, including a tour of the community with applicants and families; a sample meal in the dining room; interaction with current residents to share their experiences; and help with making a final decision. According to Jackson, “When talking with people who are considering a retirement community but may not think they’re ready, I encourage them to be pro-active. Don’t wait until something happens and it’s too late. Living in an independent living setting helps maintain a longer, healthier life span. This means improved quality of life and includes the important social aspect. I encourage them to consider coming to a place like ours.“

Not having the responsibility of running a household allows residents the freedom to maintain a fulfilling and rewarding life. There is 24/7 security in the community and each resident is provided an emergency device in case help is needed at any time. If physical therapy or occupational therapy is needed, The Weston Group, an outside provider, comes to the community to serve the residents. With a full time activity director, entertainment is regularly scheduled, along with movies in the on-site theatre, day trips, crafts, and games, including billiards. The community also features a library and beauty salon as well as a fitness center. The fitness center offers exercise programs and a personal trainer who comes to the community once a week at no charge to the residents. Legacy of Anderson is petfriendly, allowing residents to have a small dog or cat. The community even has an annual dog show, “Strut Your Mutt,” which benefits a local animal shelter. Jackson explained, “What sets us apart from other communities is that we are all under one roof, making it convenient for our residents to participate in our activities.” Legacy of Anderson Senior Living Community is located at 301 N. Highway 81, Anderson. For more information, call 864-276-3501 or visit See ad, this page. Michele Senac is a freelance writer and certified in Interior Redesign and Feng Shui. For more information, call 864-631-9335 or visit See ad, page 62.

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Feeding Ourselves Well

Urban Gardening Takes Root

70 percent of these gardens are in urban or suburban areas. “We’re seeing a new crop of farmers that defy stereotypes,” observes David Tracey, owner of EcoUrbanist environmental design in Vancouver, Canada, and author of Urban Agriculture. “Some are office workers leaving unsatisfying jobs, techie types learning the trade in universities and back-to-theland folks that happen to live in cities. Others are activists taking on the industrial farm system, folks adopting trends or entrepreneurs that see opportunities in the rising prices of quality food and the proximity of millions of customers.”

Opportunities and Pitfalls

by John D. Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist


n just one-twelfth of an acre, including lots of paths and a compost heap, our family grows the vast majority of the fresh vegetables we need, plus a decent chunk of our fruits and berries,” says Erica Strauss. “It’s not a huge garden, but we still feel nearly overwhelmed with the harvest in late August.” Her family of four tends a diversity of edibles on their urban lot in a suburb of Seattle, Washington. Word has spread because Strauss writes about her experiences via Northwest Edible Life, a blog about food growing, cooking and urban homesteading. “Every kid on the block has picked an Asian pear off my espalier and munched on raw green beans,” she notes. “Even picky eaters seem pretty interested when they can pick tasty treats right from the tree or vine.” We don’t need to live in a rural area or on a farm to grow our own food. By the close of World War II, nearly 40 percent of all fruits and vegetables supplying Americans stateside were grown in victory gardens in the communities in which they were consumed.


Today, these small plots are often termed kitchen gardens, comprising parts of household lawns, schoolyards, balconies, patios and rooftops. Fresh taste and the security of local food supplies in case of manmade or natural upheavals are drawing more people to gardening.

Garden Cities

“Urbanization, a major demographic trend, has implications for how we grow and consume food,” observes Roger Doiron, founder of Kitchen Gardeners International. “If we agree that feeding more people fresh, local foods is a priority, we’re going to need to landscape and, in many cases, retrofit urban and suburban areas for increased food production.” Millions of Americans now participate in growing mainstay foods. According to a 2009 study by the National Gardening Association, 31 percent of all U.S. households grew food for their families in 2008, and more have since the economic downturn. Bruce Butterfield, the association’s research director, estimates that nearly

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Urban gardening has unexpected advantages in its use of organic waste like coffee grounds from a local coffee house and rainwater from area rooftops. Converting lawns at schools, churches and empty city lots into community gardens fosters community connections, improves access to affordable nutritious foods and creates employment opportunities. A widespread challenge to the trend is dealing with the quality of urban soil and testing for possible toxins. Often, urban soil must be improved using compost and other nutrients before plants can prosper. A nearby irrigation source is also required. “One potential problem for urban gardeners may be the community reaction to an edible landscape,” admits Strauss. “In some cities, edible gardens in the front yard or even the common parking strip are celebrated and even officially encouraged. But in communities where lawn is still king and city codes regarding vegetation are vague and open to interpretation, one complaint from an anonymous neighbor can become an exhausting political and legal fight.”

Feeding Community

Community gardens often transform vacant lots and other marginal land into green growing places. In Chicago, The Peterson Garden Project, an awardwinning nonprofit program, has been turning unsightly empty lots into raisedbeds in which residents learn to grow their own food since 2010. “Nationally, it’s been found that having a community garden on unused

land increases property values, decreases crime and promotes a sense of unity with neighbors and others,” explains LaManda Joy, president and founder of the project. “We work with property owners on the short-term use of their land to enhance the community in which they eventually plan to develop.” “Participating in a community garden serves up a lot of individual victories,” says Joy. “Improved health and nutrition, learning a new skill, teaching kids where food comes from, productive exercise, mental well-being, connecting with others and saving money—community gardens help make all of this possible.”

Brown is one of more than 3 million Americans that are following FEMA recommendations in preparing for any event that might disrupt food supplies. Her book, Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs, shares everything her family has done to safeguard themselves, including growing produce, caring for animals and canning, freezing, drying, cold storage or fermenting foods for later use. “For me, it’s more about being prepared for the everyday things that are happening, like increases in food and

fuel prices or a loss of family income,” Brown says. “If we’re growing at least some of our own food, I have a lot less to worry about when such things happen.” The family also keeps rabbits and ducks, plus egg-laying and meat-providing chickens that can total 40 animals in the summer at their “nanofarm”. These also supply natural fertilizer for the crops. Nearby beehives provide 20 pounds of honey each year. Because the foods they produce are solely for their

Being Prepared

“How many recalls have we seen because some food item has been contaminated and people have suffered or died as a result? I am concerned about the safety and security of our food supply,” says Wendy Brown, whose family tends a quarter-acre garden with raised and landscaped beds and containers wrapped around their home plus an onsite greenhouse in a beach resort suburb of Portland, Maine. “As a mother, it concerns me that I might feed my children something that will hurt them. High-fructose corn syrup, genetically engineered crops and BPA-lined cans are all making headlines. It just seems smarter to grow it myself; that way, we have more control over what our family is eating.”

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personal use, the Browns are exempt from regulatory restrictions. “Our neighbors love what we’re doing,” says Brown, whose house is close enough they can chat across their front porches. “One says our initiative reminds him of growing up in Maine pretty much self-sufficient. The other tells friends and coworkers they aren’t worried if things really go bad because they have us as neighbors.”

Growing Green Thumbs

“With some effort, urban gardeners can grow great vegetables anyplace that affords enough light and warmth,” advises Strauss, who gardens primarily in raised beds in her front and back yards. “I garden on the scale I do because I love it. It’s both relaxing and challenging, and we eat well.” Urban gardening methods are as diverse as the growing conditions, space limitations and financial resources of the gardener. “Lasagna” gardening—layering newspaper or cardboard and other organic materials on top—can be effective in urban areas because it involves no digging or tilling. Just as with making compost, alternate between brown and green layers. Once the materials break down, add plants to the newly created growing bed. Urban dwellers with limited space may employ square-foot gardening, intensively growing plants in raised beds using a growing medium of vermiculite, peat moss and compost. This method can yield fewer weeds and is easier on the back. “It’s an easy concept to grasp for new gardeners,” remarks Joy. “We use it to both maximize output in a small area and ensure healthy, organic, contaminant-free soil.” Rooftop gardens are becoming more common as larger agricultural operations use them to grow income crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture considers anyone that sells more than $1,000 of produce to neighbors or area restaurants a farmer, rather than a gardener, so regulations may apply. For renters, just a few tomato plants in a well-maintained container on a patio or deck can yield as much as 50 pounds of tomatoes by taking advantage of its microclimate, influenced by wind 20

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any restaurants are seeking to lower ‘food miles’ and offer fresher, more local food,” reports Michael Oshman, founder and CEO of the Green Restaurant Association, which certifies sustainably operated restaurants. The 500-plus restaurants certified since 1990 include university, government and corporate cafeterias. The award-winning Uncommon Ground restaurant, in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, maximizes the nation’s first certified organic rooftop farm using just 654 square feet of soil. Combined with its Wrigleyville restaurant’s “sidewalk farm”, client chefs receive 1,200 pounds of fresh produce each year, valued at more than $5,600. Ingredients not

blocks, heated surfaces and reflected light from windows. Urban gardening is also thriving indoors in terrariums, window boxes and small greenhouses. Even partially lit rooms can support certain vegetables or herbs with grow lights. Aquaponic gardening, a closed-loop system that involves both fish and vegetables, expands the self-sufficient possibilities of a hydroponic system of growing plants fed by liquid nutrients.

Feeding Ourselves

With more than 80 percent of Americans currently living in urban and suburban areas, the questionable nutrition of many mass-produced foods, increasing pesticide and herbicide use by non-organic farmers, greenhouse gas emissions from food transport and weather patterns altered by climate change, it’s past time to

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grown onsite are sourced directly from regional farms, with their names often appearing on the menu. Community education is also part of the program. According to the “What’s Hot” National Restaurant Association nationwide survey of chefs, hyperlocal food sourcing, including rooftop farms, was the fifth-most-popular trend in 2011. Also in the top 10 were locally grown produce sourced from area farmers, farm-branded ingredients and sustainability. “Customers now have an opportunity to demand local and organic ingredients as much as possible,” concludes Oshman. More Americans than ever want to know the origin of what’s on their plate.

take back some control. Operating our own gardens and preparing our own meals turns us back into producers, not merely consumers. “For the most part, we’re just average suburbanites,” concludes Brown. “We just choose to have less lawn and more garden. A huge benefit is that we need less income because we’re buying less at the grocery store. Our goal is to semi-retire in our mid-50s—not because we’ve made a bunch of money, but because we’ve needed less money to live along the way.” John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, co-authors of Farmstead Chef (, ECOpreneuring and Rural Renaissance, operate the award-winning Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast, in Browntown, WI. They grow 70 percent of their organic food; the cost savings helped them become mortgage-free in their mid-40s.


Greenville Natural Health Center

Balanced Body, Healthy Mind

by Michele Senac


r. Marina Ponton, founder of Greenville Natural Health Center, and staff provide an integrative approach to a balanced body and a healthy mind. Ponton is an acupuncture physician with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Master’s and Doctorate degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She has an extensive knowledge of science, TCM dietetics, naturopathic nutrition, and holistic medicine. Ponton believes that no one knows you better than you know yourself. “My whole practice is devoted to getting to know a client and establishing a relationship. You live in your body 24 hours a day. You know your body but may need guidance on how to make your body more efficient. Just like a coach, we help you reach that goal,” says Ponton. Ponton utilizes acupuncture for a myriad of issues. She provides fire cupping, which mobilizes blood flow to promote healing for some types of pain; nutritional counseling for health and weight loss; supplements and Chinese herbs, including compounding herbs; and athlete specialized therapy. Ponton notes, “Some clients come in and they are on a multitude of

supplements. I review what they are taking and create a complete plan for them. Many times it results in clients taking fewer supplements.” Ponton is skilled in supporting tri-athletes and cyclists during fitness training, advising on nutrition, injury prevention, increased performance, endurance and recovery. In addition, she teaches a free healthy lifestyle seminar monthly, writes a blog, and publishes a free monthly electronic newsletter. Greenville Natural Health Center’s comprehensive website provides extensive information and educational videos. Greenville Natural Health Center has evolved into offering a variety of services since it opened in 2006, including massage therapy and aesthetics. Massage therapy is used as a single therapy or in combination with acupuncture. There are three licensed massage therapists on staff: Anna Kramareva, Natasha Compton and Crystal Triplett. “Massage is one of the oldest healing modalities. It is effective in a variety of conditions, including autoimmune disease,” says Ponton. She shares that aesthetics was added because she wanted clients to start thinking about their skin. “Treating the outside and the inside are equally important. Many people who have wheat intolerance are not aware that wheat is used as a stabilizer in some facial and hair products. We want to give clients slightly healthier options,” explains Ponton. Lindsey Holder, esthetician, gives facials using high quality natural products and offers Powerderm, a natural alternative to acne treatment and a gentler option to microdermabrasion. When asked her overall goal for Greenville Natural Health Center, Ponton replied, “I want everyone to live as well and as happy as they can be, even if they’re not my clients. I believe that if a person has the faintest curiosity about their health, it’s their body’s way of telling them that there is more. Ponton continued, “Ask yourself, ‘What are the preventive modalities I can do?’ Asking that question will open up your perspective.” Greenville Natural Health Center is located at 1901 Laurens Rd, Ste E, Greenville. For more information, call 864-370-1140 or visit See ad, page 23. Michele Senac is a freelance writer and certified in Interior Redesign & Feng Shui. For more information, call 864-631-9335 or visit See ad, page 62. natural awakenings

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Beyond Cholesterol

How Triglycerides Take a Toll by James Occhiogrosso


or many adults, an annual physical involves routine blood tests, followed by a discussion of cholesterol and blood pressure numbers, along with prescribed treatment ranging from improved nutrition and exercise to drugs. Triglycerides tend to be relegated to a minor mention—if they are discussed at all—yet regulating triglyceride levels can improve health.

and impaired blood flow associated with cardiovascular disease. (Impaired blood flow also effects male erectile function.) Several recent studies, including one in the Annals of Internal Medicine, also suggest these could instigate the metabolic syndrome associated with the onset of diabetes and atherosclerosis, which can lead to stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Why Triglycerides Count

Triglycerides, a normal component of blood, are introduced into the body by the fat in foods. Some are produced in the liver as the body’s response to a diet high in simple sugars or carbohydrates—especially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats. Evidence reported by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute suggests that very high intakes of carbohydrates are accompanied by a rise in triglycerides, noting that, “Carbohydrate intakes should be limited to 60 percent of total calories.” Many research scientists agree that the main cause for high triglyceride

“High triglyceride levels usually accompany low HDL (good) cholesterol levels and often accompany tendencies toward high blood pressure and central (abdominal) obesity. These are the markers of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, very common disorders underlying obesity and increased risks of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes,” explains Dr. Andrew Weil on his website, While high triglyceride levels are not conclusively linked to the development of any specific disease, they are associated with the narrowing of arteries

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What Creates Triglycerides?

levels is the Standard American Diet, notoriously high in sugars and simple carbohydrates, trans-fats and saturated animal fats, and far too low in complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals; specifically, vitamins A, B, C, D and especially E, plus the minerals selenium, magnesium, silicon and chromium. Sugars added to soft drinks and food products, especially those containing high-fructose corn syrup, also raise triglyceride levels significantly. Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, author of From Fatigued to Fantastic! and national medical director of the Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers, observes, “The average American gets about 150 pounds of sugar added to his/her diet each year from processed food, causing fatigue, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and a host of other problems.” Animal fats, like those in farm-raised red meats, typically contain a skewed ratio of the fats known as omega-3 and omega-6, with the latter dominating by nearly 20:1; a ratio also found in commercial packaged foods and baked goods. Many studies show such a high omega-6/omega-3 ratio tends to promote disease. Eating oily fish and healthy plant

oils such as cold-pressed virgin olive and coconut oil, nuts, seeds and minimally prepared foods provides a more balanced ratio of omega fatty acids.

Lowering Triglyceride Levels

Part of today’s medical paradigm focuses on lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol. As a result, many patients and doctors worry about cholesterol levels, but ignore triglycerides. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends a triglyceride level of 100 milligrams per deciliter or less; about one-third of the population currently exceeds this. While drugs can help, the AHA does not recommend drug therapy except for people that have severe levels (more than 500mg/dL), which can increase the risk of acute pancreatitis. For those with high, but not severe levels, dietary and other lifestyle changes can be effective in lowering triglyceride levels. Logically, reducing consumption of red meat and processed foods, especially those containing trans-fats, and increasing consumption of complex carbohydrates from whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts and legumes is recommended.

AHA studies further show that daily supplementation of fish oil and full-spectrum vitamin E can reduce serum triglyceride levels significantly. In one study, fish oil containing at least 1,000 to 3,000 mg of omega-3 decreased such concentrations by 25 to 30 percent. In a 2009 study of a nationally representative group of 5,610 people published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, Dr. Earl S. Ford, of the U. S. Centers for Disease Control, found that about one-third had triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dL—considered somewhat high—while almost another 20 percent had high levels of 200-plus mg/dL. Always consult a knowledgeable health practitioner prior to beginning a new regimen. Just as with managing any aspect of health, care is required and knowledge is power. James Occhiogrosso, a natural health practitioner and master herbalist, specializes in salivary hormone testing and natural hormone balancing. His latest book is Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life. Find relevant articles at Connect at 239-498-1547 or DrJim@Health

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fitbody from the library or follow one of the many television fitness shows. “People can save thousands of dollars by combining five to 10 exercises into a burst-training workout routine,” which will burn calories and increase muscle mass, says Joe Vennare, co-founder of the Hybrid Athlete, a fitness website.

Myth 4: Too Late to Start



Many people feel they are too old or out-of-shape to even begin to exercise, or are intimidated by the idea of stepping into a yoga studio or gym. “Stop wasting time reading diet books and use that time to go for a walk,” advises Exercise Physiologist Jason Karp, Ph.D., author of Running for Women and Running a Marathon for Dummies. “In other words, get moving any way you can.”

Myth 5: No Pain, No Gain Suffering isn’t required. In fact, feeling pain can indicate possible injury or burnout. Still, consult a doctor before beginning any exercise program. “Do not hurt yourself,” says Charla McMillian, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, attorney and president of FitBoot – Basic Training for Professionals, in San Francisco. “Rather, aim for a point of gentle discomfort,” she advises.

Myth 6: Must Break a Sweat

he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has concluded that more than a third of Americans today are overweight. Yet it also reports that at least 30 percent of us don’t exercise at all, perhaps partly due to persistent fitness myths.


Perspiring is related to the duration and intensity of the exercise, but some people just sweat more than others. “How much (or little) you sweat does not correlate with how many calories you are expending,” assures Jessica Matthews, an experienced registered yoga teacher and an exercise physiologist with the American Council on Exercise.

Myth 1: Lack of Opportunity

Myth 7: Dieting is Enough

Even the busiest person can fit in some exercise by making simple changes in their daily routine. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, do squats while watching television, deliver a message in person instead of via email, take a desk break to stretch or stand while talking on the phone. Even fidgeting is beneficial. The point is to be as active as possible during otherwise sedentary hours.

Myth 2: No Time The CDC recommends that each week, adults should exercise 150 minutes—the average duration of a movie—but not all at once. To make it easy, break it up into various exercise activities in daily, vigorous, 10-minute chunks.

Myth 3: Unaffordable Activities like walking, bicycling and even jumping rope can be done virtually anywhere, anytime. Individuals can create a basic home fitness center with a jump rope, set of dumbbells and not much more. Borrow an exercise video or DVD 24

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Women especially fall prey to the myth that they don’t need to exercise if they are a certain dress size. Even those at a healthy weight can be in greater danger of contracting disease and shortened lifespan than obese individuals that regularly participate in physical activity, according to a recent study by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, in Bethesda, Maryland.

Health experts recommend combining regular activity with consuming lean proteins, healthy fats, limited starches and no added sugars.

Myth 8: Stretch Before Exercising New research from the American Council on Exercise recommends stretching at the end of a workout. “It is safer and more effective to stretch muscles that are properly warmed and more pliable,” says Matthews, who also recommends beginning a workout with simple movements such as arm circles and leg swings. She notes, “Stretching can help to improve posture and flexibility, plus reduce overall stress.”

Myth 9: Crunches Cut Belly Fat There’s no such thing as spot reducing. While crunches strengthen abdominal muscles, they will not shrink your waistline, says Karp. Instead, try exercises such as squats, lunges and yoga plank holds or kettlebell repetitions to lose stubborn belly fat.

Myth 10: Women Using Weights Get Bulky The truth is that most weightlifting women won’t end up with a big, bulky physique because they have less testosterone, are smaller in size and have less muscle tissue than men, advises Matthews. “Any kind of strength training will help improve bone density, increase muscle mass and decrease body fat in both men and women.”

Myth 11: Exercise is Hard Physical activity should be fun. It’s best to start simply, add a variety of physical activities and challenges and keep at it. Schedule time for exercise and treat it like any other daily appointment; don’t cancel it. Alexander Cortes, a nationally certified strength and conditioning coach with Ultimate Fighting Championship Gym, in Corona, California, concludes, “When health is a priority, exercise is the most important appointment you can keep.” Lynda Bassett is a freelance writer near Boston, MA. Connect at LyndaBassett. com. natural awakenings

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Six Powerhouse Foods for Kids With Palate-Pleasing Tips by Susan Enfield Esrey


Garden as though you will live forever. ~William Kent


s parents, feeding children nourishing foods is one of our most important jobs. Although most new moms and dads start with impeccable intentions (homemade baby food, anyone?), maintaining high family standards can be a challenge when many easygoing babies become toddlers and school-age kids are picky about what’s on their plate. It’s unfortunate, because the stakes are high. According to the American Heart Association, about one in three American kids and teens today is overweight or obese, and thus at greater risk for Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A recent Australian study by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, in Perth, also has linked the “Western diet”—high in processed sugars, fats and starches, meats and salt, and low in fresh fruits and vegetables—to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescents. “When we looked at specific foods, having an ADHD diagnosis was associated with a diet high in takeaway foods, processed meats, red meat, high-fat dairy products and confectionary,” adds Professor Wendy Oddy, Ph.D., the

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nutritional epidemiologist who led the study. She notes that more research is needed to determine the specific nature of the relationship. The good news is that it’s never too late to introduce healthy foods to a child. Here are six nutritional powerhouses children might actually eat. Avocado: Loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, potassium and folate, creamy avocados are a natural early-childhood favorite, says Pediatrician Dr. Robert Sears, author of HappyBaby: The Organic Guide to Baby’s First 24 Months. How to eat: Spoon it out straight from the rind. Mash into guacamole with garlic and cilantro if desired. Use the spread (instead of butter or mayo) on whole-grain toast or a sandwich. Or, blend avocado’s goodness with cocoa powder, agave nectar, vanilla and water for an irresistible dip for fruit. Berries: Antioxidants in blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are well-known aids in helping to prevent illness and improve brain function, says Sears. Choose organically grown berries to avoid pesticide residues. Nutritionally, frozen berries are just as good as fresh, although fresh tastes best. Also try

antioxidant-rich acaí berries (in powder form or frozen smoothie packs) and dried goji berries. How to eat: Eat berries plain or add them to cereal or oatmeal; leave them whole or purée to pour over whole-grain waffles. Blend any type of berry with yogurt and bananas for a deliciously healthy smoothie. Chia seeds: Relatively new to the U.S. market, this South American grain (the most researched variety is Salba seeds) may be the world’s healthiest, says Sears. He notes that it’s gluten-free; provides more omega-3 fatty acids than any other plant food; contains six times more calcium than milk; and is a rich source of vitamin C, protein, fiber, magnesium and iron. Other options include hemp and flax seeds. How to eat: Sprinkle chia, hemp seed or ground flaxseed onto cereal, salad greens or brown rice. Add chia to juice to make a chia fresca. Spread nutty-tasting hemp seed onto natural nut butter sandwiches on whole-grain bread or crackers. Quinoa and amaranth: Nutritionally, these grains—traditional foods

in South America and Africa, respectively—trump typical North American grains by far. Both are gluten-free and contain more protein and calcium than wheat, oats, rice or rye. How to eat: Triple-wash quinoa, vigorously rubbing grains to remove the bitter outside coating—then cook either quinoa or amaranth like rice for 20 minutes. Cook in heated water, then stir in applesauce and cinnamon and serve as a cereal; or cook in broth and then stir in chopped, fresh herbs. Wild salmon: “Wild salmon is perhaps the healthiest fish source of omega-3 fats and protein, the two most important nutrients that kids need to grow,” advises Sears. Choose wild-caught salmon (fresh or frozen) over farmed fish to avoid possible contaminants. How to eat: Glaze roasted fillets with orange juice and teriyaki sauce, or a mix of maple syrup, grated ginger and rice vinegar. Make a salmon and goat cheese (or Neufchâtel) tortilla wrap; then cut into spirals and serve. Susan Enfield Esrey is the senior editor of Delicious Living magazine.

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When I return from silence I am


less than when I entered: less

the Healing Power of silence

harried, fearful, anxious and egotistical. Whatever the gift of silence is, it is one of lessening, purifying, softening. The “I” that returns is more loving than the “I” who left. ~ Rabbi Rami Shapiro

by Robert Rabbin


ne day I disappeared into Silence…

It was more than grace, an epiphany or a mystical union; it was my soul’s homecoming, my heart’s overflowing love, my mind’s eternal peace. In Silence, I experienced freedom, clarity and joy as my true self, felt my core identity and essential nature as a unity-in-love with all creation, and realized it is within this essence that we learn to embody healing in our world. This Silence belongs to us all—it is who and what we are. Selfless silence knows only the present moment, this incredible instant of pure life when time stops and we breathe the high-altitude air we call love. Let us explore Silence as a way of knowing and being, which we know, which we are.

Silence is within. It is within our breath, like music between thoughts, the light in our eyes. It is felt in the high arc of birds, the rhythm of waves, the innocence of children, the heart’s deepest emotions that have no cause. It is seen in small kindnesses, the stillness of nights and peaceful early mornings. It is present when beholding a loved one, joined in spirit. In Silence, we open to life and life opens to us. It touches the center of our heart, where it breaks open to reveal another heart that knows how to meet life with open arms. Silence knows that thoughts about life are not life itself. If we touch life through Silence, life touches us back intimately and we become one with life itself. Then the mystery, wonder, beauty and sanctity becomes our life. Everything

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but wonderment falls away; anger, fear and violence disappear as if they never existed. Knowing Silence is knowing our self and our world for the first time. We only have to be still until that Silence comes forth from within to illuminate and embrace us, serving as the teacher, teaching and path, redeeming and restoring us in love. In this truth-filled moment, we enter our Self fully and deeply. We know our own beauty, power and magnificence. As the embodiment of Silence, we are perfection itself, a treasure that the world needs now. Right now the Universe needs each of us to be our true Self, expressing the healing power of our heart, in Silence. As a lifelong mystic, Robert Rabbin is an innovative self-awareness teacher and author of The 5 Principles of Authentic Living. Connect at

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WALKING THE TALK Marlane Barnes Fosters Rescue Dogs by Sandra Murphy


ctress Marlane Barnes recently made her feature film debut as Maggie of the Irish Coven, in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II, building on a growing résumé of films, TV and theater credits. A current resident of Los Angeles, she actively supports the nonprofit Best Friends Animal Society, a local no-kill facility, and serves as national spokesperson for Spay First. To date, her foster dogs include India, Birdie, Archie and Wally, with more to come.

Why is fostering rescue dogs important? Fostering is a good way to find the right dog for your personality and circumstances. Dogs aren’t accessories, chosen on looks alone. Fostering allows you to see what breed, size, temperament and activity level works best. When India, the first dog I fostered, was adopted, she went to a home that suited her nature and needs. Birdie, a 6-year-old golden retriever-beagle mix,


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came to me when her shelter time was up. After two months, Birdie was placed with a family that was willing to deal with an older dog’s health issues, and it’s worked out well for all parties.

What do you try to teach the dogs to make them more adoptable? We take a lot of walks during our six to eight weeks together. Teaching them to sit, be petted, take treats gently and behave well on a leash all helps. I also expose them to new experiences. We visit the coffee shop, meet kids and take hikes; in these ways, I learn what the individual dog enjoys. It takes some of the guesswork out of the equation. Fostering is like a halfway house for dogs; after living with them, I can vouch for them, as well as voice any concerns about the family situation. I feel strongly that the dog must be treated as part of the family, whose schedule has to work with having a dog, and that dog in particular. It’s a matter of finding the right person for the

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Who takes care of your foster dog when you are at work? I have a group of creative friends who jump in to help. It’s easy to ask them to help with a foster dog because it lets them be part of the rescue. That way, they are doing a favor more for the dog than for me.

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When I was 10, I volunteered at the Humane Society in Fort Smith, Arkansas, so being the spokesperson for Spay First is a natural fit. High volume/low cost spay/neuter programs are the fastest way to reduce pet overpopulation and the number of animals ending up in shelters. Every year, taxpayers spend billions of dollars to house, euthanize and dispose of millions of animals. Spay/neuter is a commonsense way to permanently solve the problem. Spay First works to keep the cost less than $50, especially in rural and lower income areas, and actively campaigns to make this a community priority around the country.

How can caring people help? Donate money or items found on a shelter or rescue unit’s wish list. Walk a shelter dog to keep it social and active. Foster a dog to see if having a dog fits and enhances your life. The rescue group pays the bills, support is available and it’s a good way to explore the possibility of adoption. Once you know for sure, adopt. Also talk about the benefits of fostering and adopting dogs and the importance of affordable spay/neuter programs for dogs and cats in your community. Spread the word that it is not okay to buy a puppy or kitten in a store when we are discarding millions of shelter animals each year that desperately need homes. Puppies are cute, but older dogs already are what they’re going to be— what you see is what you happily get. For more information or to make a donation, visit Sandra Murphy is a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines.

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Holistic is Best Natural Care for a Sick Pet by Dr. Shawn Messonnier


he best course of action for any pet that appears to be sick is to see a holistic vet early, before a disease can progress or before the pet has been made even more ill by improper conventional treatment.

Downsides of Conventional Treatment


Many sick pets brought to a holistic vet’s office may not have been formally diagnosed, even if they’ve been receiving medical treatment by a conventional doctor for weeks or months. In most cases, the standard blanket prescriptions of antibiotics and corticosteroids—regardless of the cause of illness—have failed to produce positive results. Worse, such drugs carry side effects that can make the pet even sicker; indiscriminate use of antibiotics, for example, has led to antibiotic resistance in bacteria, making it harder to treat serious infections when antibiotics are the only viable treatment option. So by the time the holistic doctor sees them, the condition of these pets may have worsened. The good news is that with precise diagnosis of the underlying issues, most sickly pets can be treated with good success. Because a holistic approach to healthcare relies on individual factors, the exact treatment will vary according to the patient and situation. A cookie-cutter treatment will not be very helpful.

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Two recent cases illustrate the benefit of an informed holistic approach. Gus, a 7-year-old male standard poodle, had a history of inflammatory bowel disease and gastrointestinal cancer. He did well immediately following cancer surgery, but then became lethargic and showed a disinterest in food. So, we conducted a fecal analysis and complete

blood profile. While awaiting test results, I prescribed the recommended nutrition therapies, along with a special diet. The next morning, the owner reported that Gus was feeling and acting much better, including showing more interest in eating. His owner was pleased with this rapid response and relieved to avoid unnecessary medication. A young Persian cat arrived in our office with a chronic herpes virus infection. Percy’s owner made an appointment because the feline had a congested nose and wasn’t eating as much as normal. Natural treatment for the herpes virus began with the amino acid lysine and the herb echinacea, both also helpful in preventing cold and flu. Supportive care for the general malaise and lack of appetite relied on the same recommended nutrition therapies and again resulted in overnight improvements in the pet’s attitude and appetite; the nasal congestion left during the following week. While antibiotics and corticosteroids can be helpful in properly diagnosed cases, using natural therapies can provide quick relief without the harmful side effects often seen from the use of conventional medications. Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Plano, TX, is the awardwinning author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets. Visit

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results before the appropriate treatment can be initiated. Ask the attending veterinarian for other safe, comforting measures he or she likes to recommend. First, most sick pets benefit from receiving fluid therapy (intravenous or subcutaneous) in a veterinary hospital. The fluids rehydrate and help detoxify the pet by causing increased urination that flushes out cellular toxins. Second, injectable vitamins C and B complex added to the fluids often have a temporary pick-me-up effect, reducing lethargy and improving appetite. Third, using supplements selected to restore homeostasis also helps make the pet feel better and encourages healthy eating. I like to use a natural immunity support I developed called Healthy Chi, which contains amino acids, potassium, green tea, ginseng, gotu kola and the herb astragalus. Homeopathic combinations also can be useful; I’ve developed a natural remedy combining gallium, colchicum, hydrastis, anthraquinone and glyoxal.




ome people find it easier to talk to a pet than to relatives, so a visit from a therapy animal when they are confined at home or in a hospital or nursing facility is welcome. A dog or cat provides a warm body, unconditional acceptance and asks nothing in return. Patients are reminded of pets they previously enjoyed and get a laugh or simply distraction from illness and pain. On one recent hospice visit in New Bern, North Carolina, when Frosty and owner Lee Juslin, a retired copywriter, entered a quiet room crowded with a nurse and relatives, the Scottish terrier laid her head on the dying woman’s lap. “Oh, my little meatball,” she said, rubbing the dog’s head. Everyone smiled and laughed. In California, Nancy Denen, a retired high school counselor and teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students attending San Diego’s Poway Unified School District, takes her calico cat, Moorea, to see patients of Elizabeth Hospice, based in Escondido. One of

Moorea’s favorites was a 92-year-old man whose dying wish was to pet a cat again; they visited every week for a year. “Moorea always leaves patients smiling and calmer,” says Denen.

Both therapy teams are certified and insured through Love on a Leash, a California-based pet-provided therapy organization. Teams around the country visit hospice patients in their respective regions. There’s also the need to help seniors that own pets. “For patients that have a pet but become unable to care for them on a day-to-day basis, giving up the pet can be traumatic,” says Dr. Delana Taylor-McNac, a veterinarian and licensed professional counselor who oversees Pet Peace of Mind grants for Banfield Charitable Trust (Banfield She states, “We give grants to nonprofit hospice facilities that partner with animal lovers to provide food, litter, exercise, pet sitting and trips to the vet or groomer.” This allows people to complete their lives with the comfort and companionship of a pet without worrying about its current or future needs. She also notes, “When patients participate in decisions about their pet’s future, they can find it easier to discuss their own end-of-life decisions.” Local hospices, humane societies, social workers, Visiting Nurse Association agencies (, Love on a Leash (, Pet Partners ( and Therapy Dogs International ( can help find a therapy service or provide information about becoming a visiting team.

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Foodie Dining Guide

ANDERSON A foodie not only likes food but is deeply interested in it. Just as a student thirsts for knowledge, a foodie wants to learn about food. A foodie always knows the answer when asked “What are you eating?” You may be a foodie if you know what you like and why. You know why some foods are better than others and relish great tasting food at every meal. You might eat a hot dog and french fries at times, but you don’t fool yourself into believing that it’s a nutritionally balanced meal. You may not know the difference between a beefsteak tomato and an heirloom tomato but are interested in learning. You may not shop exclusively at farmers’ markets but still look for good, fresh produce. You may find some foods distasteful. You may like food that others consider “weird.” That’s OK — you’re no less a foodie. You like food, enjoy learning about food, and most importantly, relish eating food.


Joe & Summer Fradette 127 N. Main St. 864-965-9030

We are proud to use local produce from Polecat Vegetable Farm, Bethel Trails Farm, Split Creek Farm, and other local farms when available.


3225-C N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-498-9194

100% Organic scratch restaurant in Cherrydale serving breakfast, lunch, dinner (w/ vegan, vegetarian, gluten free options). Espresso, cakes, pies, beer, wine, ice cream, scones, cookies, and cupcakes available fresh daily.


730 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Ste L 864-402-9231 (near Greenville Tech)

“Change your diet into a Lifeit”. Organic, vegan, raw, living foods, smoothies, fresh juices, soups, sandwiches, desserts, gluten-free options, weekly meal plans, catering, classes, free wi-fi. Making healthy food taste good! See ad, page 39.


220 N. Main St 864-298-2424

New Main Street soil-to-city restaurant features local, organic, and seasonal foods. Enjoy outdoor seating in NOMA Square, open kitchen with counter seating and open-air bar. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch.


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t Good To Go, a raw juice and health food café, you can leave your inhibitions at the door. Owner, Tawana Hamby began researching the benefits of whole foods for health when her husband Mac was diagnosed with dangerously high cholesterol. After finding an answer for him, she recognized the need for healthy, restorative food alternatives to fast food in the Upstate, which resulted in this healthy café concept featuring 100% pure and natural foods. Rest assured, all of your choices will be healthy though not necessarily easy, at Good to Go. You may find it tough to decide between an energizing acai bowl, fresh salad, whole food smoothie, raw juice, or other house prepared healthy fare. Whichever you choose, it’s sure to go perfectly with a wheatgrass or other specialty shot. Maybe you’ll go for the Flu Shot (lemon, ginger, wheatgrass) or opt for a Chimney Sweep (ginger, arugula, cayenne) each accompanied by a fresh pineapple chaser. Both are so energizing they should come with a warning. Beginning in April, Good To Go will offer a monthly supported juice cleanse for those interested in flushing the body of toxins, reducing inflammation and decreasing acidity. Good To Go does all of the work, you simply sign up in advance, pick up your supplies, and enjoy the delicious juices. Many people report mental clarity, glowing skin, increased energy and weight loss to name a few. Good To Go also offers top shelf kosher vitamins, minerals, fitness/workout supplements and much more. Good To Go is located in East Gate Village, 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors. (next to Pivotal Fitness). For more information, call 864-244-2733 or find us at See ad, page 36.

205 Cedar Lane Road 864-255-3385

Specializing in locally grown or made products including raw milk and goat milk, Counter Culture organic coffee, local meat and produce, fresh baked breads and pastries.


115 Pelham Rd. 864-271-0742

Organic food, the way nature intended. Fresh from the earth, wholesome and beautifully prepared entrees. Plenty of yummy, glutenfree and raw food options. See ad, page 36.

TAYLORS GOOD TO GO 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Eastgate Village


Featuring whole food smoothies, juices, wellness shots, acai bowls, salads, juice cleanses, and nutritional supplements. All natural, all the time. Your body will thank you. See ad, page 36.

Yummy Expansion of Tortilla Maria


ortilla Maria, known for its authentic, fresh, and organic Mexican cuisine is expanding the Pelham Rd location in Greenville. The restaurant currently features vegan, gluten-free, and grass-fed food options. Owner Bahram Mehrabani explains, “ The expansion will create convenience and allow more seating.” In addition to more table space for the restaurant’s social scene, Tortilla Maria will also provide an expanded menu selection to include organic wines and local beers. The menu options will extend to the newly expanded kitchen and include a new catchphrase, “Rawsome-Awesome,” the restaurant’s raw foods addition. Tortilla Maria will begin distributing its famous gluten-free tortillas in USDA approved packaging and offer raw food classes on-site. Tortilla Maria is located at 115 Pelham Rd, Greenville. For more information, call 864-271-0742 or find them on Facebook. See ad, page 36. natural awakenings

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Vegan Cafe Opens in Greenville


ifeit Cafe, a fast casual restaurant specializing in mostly raw, vegan food as well as a few cooked and gluten-free options, is now open in Greenville for lunch and dinner. Owner, Latrice Folkes explains, “We are committed to using as many organic and local ingredients as possible, based on availability and feasibility.” The Lifeit menu includes organic smoothies, fresh juices, wheat grass shots, sandwiches, soups and salads. Desserts will also be available. “We also offer personalized services such as a weekly meal service, detox programs and classes to help customers reach their specific health and weight goals,” Folkes continued. Folkes, a vegan chef, educator and author, brings over 16 years experience in plant-based cuisine to the cafe. Her desire is to help people change their diet into a lifestyle. Patrons have the opportunity to create their own personal “lifeit” by choosing from healthy food that tastes good and interacting in the cafe’s warm interactive environment. The Lifeit social environment connects and engages its customers by providing a venue for cultural expressions such as poetry and live music. Lifeit is an environmentally conscious cafe, reducing waste through recycling and using compostable containers. Lifeit Cafe is located at 730 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Ste L, Greenville. For more information, call 864402-9231 or visit See ad, page 39.



The Better Brain Diet Eat Right To Stay Sharp by Lisa Marshall


ith 5.4 million Americans already living with Alzheimer’s disease, one in five suffering from mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and the 2012 failure of several targeted pharmaceutical drug trials, many brain health experts are now focusing on food as a critical defense against dementia. “Over the past several years, there have been many well-designed scientific studies that show you are what you eat when it comes to preserving and improving memory,” says Dr. Richard Isaacson, associate professor of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and author of The Alzheimer’s Diet. In recent years, studies published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and Archives of Neurology have shown that people on a Mediterranean-type diet—high in antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, whole grains and fatty fish and low in refined carbohydrates and saturated fats—tend to fend off cognitive decline longer and be less prone to developing full-blown Alzheimer’s. Several small, but promising clinical trials further suggest that even people that have already begun to suffer memory loss may be able to slow or mildly reverse it via nutritional changes. Here’s how.

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Switch to slow-burning carbs: Mounting evidence indicates that the constant insulin spikes from eating refined carbohydrates like white bread or sugarsweetened sodas can eventually impair the metabolization of sugar (similar to Type 2 diabetes), effecting blood vessel damage and hastened aging. A high-carb diet has also been linked to increased levels of beta-amyloid, a fibrous plaque that harms brain cells. A 2012 Mayo Clinic study of 1,230 people ages 70 to 89 found that those that ate the most carbs had four times the risk of developing MCI than those that ate the least. Inversely, a small study by University of Cincinnati researchers found that when adults with MCI were placed on a low-carb diet for six weeks, their memory improved. Isaacson recommends switching to slow-burning, low-glycemic index carbohydrates, which keep blood sugars at bay. Substitute whole grains and vegetables for white rice, pastas and sugary fruits. Water down juices or forego them altogether. Choose fats wisely: Arizona neurologist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, co-author of The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook, points to numerous studies suggesting a link between saturated fat in butter, cooking oil, cheese and processed

Eat more berries and kale: In general, antioxidant-rich fruits (especially berries) and vegetables are major preventers of oxidative stress—the cell-damaging process that occurs naturally in the brain as we age. One recent study published in the Annals of Neurology found that women eating high amounts of blueberries and strawberries were able to stave off cognitive decline 2.5 years longer than those that did not. Rich in antioxidant flavonoids, blueberries may even have what Sabbagh terms, “specific antiAlzheimer’s and cell-saving properties.” Isaacson highlights the helpful-

ness of kale and green leafy vegetables, which are loaded with antioxidants and brain-boosting B vitamins. One recent University of Oxford study in the UK of 266 elderly people with mild cognitive impairment found that those taking a blend of vitamins B12, B6 and folate daily showed significantly less brain shrinkage over a two-year period than those that did not. Spice up: Sabbagh notes that India has some of the lowest worldwide rates of Alzheimer’s. One possible reason is the population’s love of curry. Curcumin, a compound found in the curry-flavoring spice turmeric, is another potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. He recommends sprinkling one teaspoon of curcumin on our food every day and cooking with antioxidantrich cloves, oregano, thyme, rosemary and cinnamon. A 2011 Israeli study at Tel Aviv University found that plaque deposits dissolved and memory and learning behaviors improved in animals given a potent cinnamon extract. Begin a brain-healthy diet as early as possible. “Brain changes can start 25 years before the onset of dementia symptoms,” says Sabbagh. “It’s the end result of a long process, so don’t wait. Start your prevention plan today.”

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meats and increased risk of Alzheimer’s. “In animals, it seems to promote amyloid production in the brain,” he says. In contrast, those that eat more fatty fish such as herring, halibut and wild-caught salmon that are rich in the anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acid DHA, are at lower risk. Sabbagh notes that DHA, when it’s a steady part of the diet, plays a critical role in forming the protective “skin of the brain” known as the bilipid membrane, and may possibly offset production of plaque in the brain, thus slowing its progression during the earliest stages of dementia. Aim for three weekly servings of fatty fish. Vegetarians can alternatively consider supplementing meals with 1,000 to 1,500 milligrams daily of DHA, says Isaacson.

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Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer outside of Boulder, CO. Connect at

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classifieds FOR RENT ROOMS FOR RENT – 2 therapy rooms available. Esthetician and Acupuncturist preferred. Equilibrium Zen Gym. 207 W. Antrim Dr, Greenville. 864-4303292. THERAPY ROOMS – Office spaces for rent to professional bodywork therapists or similar field of practice. Great location, off Grove Rd. near Greenville Memorial Hospital. 864-320-3034.

FOR SALE SMALL BUSINESS – Established yoga/pilates studio on the east side of Greenville. Owner relocating. For more information, please call 864-354-8886.

HELP WANTED CLEANING SPECIALISTS – Certified green business will train and eventually certify. Incentive based pay. Background check and drug testing. 855-LIVGREEN. FT/PT CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (COTA) – Email resumes to: info@ FT/PT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST (OT) – Currently seeking licensed OTs for our private practice. Submit resumes to: FT/PT SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (SLP) – Currently seeking experienced SLPs to provide professional, preventative, treatment to children and adults. Submit resumes to: IT ASSISTANT – Looking for health conscious positive person to work as IT assistant. Must be able to maintain, improve and provide data entry for our website and edit/create email campaigns. 864-895-9671. MARKETING - Nutrition office looking for F/T marketing person with website and database modification skills. Job functions will require you being in our office answering phones and providing customer service. 864-895-9671. NURSE PRACTITIONER AND CHIROPRACTOR–On Call Medical Healthcare Solutions is looking for nurse practitioner and chiropractor. Submit CV to

SPECIAL EVENT Community HU Sing – Sunday, March 17, 1111:30am. Sing HU to Spiritualize your attention. Free presentation by ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God. Presented at the American Red Cross, 940 Grove Rd, Greenville. To learn more about HU, visit or Local contact,


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savethedate FRIDAY, MARCH 1-3 52nd Annual Spring Southern Home & Garden Show ─ More than 300 exhibitors, displaying everything imaginable for inside and outside your home, including green building and remodeling. TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville. For information on exhibiting, call 288-2221, toll free 855-2882099 or email:

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 Vitamix Road Show ─ 11am-7pm. March 1-3. The Vitamix makes healthy eating easy and delicious. Taste everything from soup to ice-cream. Free. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335-2300.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2 Water Birth and Other Comfort Measures for Labor and Birth ─ 1-3pm. Everything you wanted to know about water birth as well as understanding what the laboring body needs. Legacy Midwifery, 11-D Barkingham Ln, Greenville. 263-0166. YogaWall Workshop ─ 1-3pm. Try the Great YogaWall. $20/members and $25/non-members. Zen Garden Yoga, 1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd, Ste. 58, Spartanburg. Space is limited, RSVP 583-3335.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5 Relief from Allergies Seminar ─ 6:45pm. Natural health practitioner will discuss allergy relief techniques and healthy options. Free. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 Greenville Baby Wearing Group ─ 12pm. Bring child carriers to learn how to use them or teach others. Free. Natural Baby, 11 College St, Greenville. 631-1500.

savethedate FRIDAY, MARCH 8-9 Independent Mail Women Today Show – Your Road to Success ─ March 8-9. 12-6pm March 8; 10am-6pm March 9. Women Today Expo and Dash Around the Table Cooking Show Tour. Civic Center of Anderson, 3027 MLK Jr. Blvd, Anderson. 622-1715.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12 French Cooking ─ 6-8pm. Work side by side with a chef as you create a fabulous French meal. $40 per person (advance reservations required). The Cook’s Station, 659 S. Main St, Greenville. 250-0091.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13 Cloth Diapering ─ 10-11:30am. Earth-friendly, affordable alternative to disposable diapers. Share your knowledge or pose questions to the group of friendly mamas. Children of all ages welcome. Free. Burdette Branch Library, 316 W. Main St, Taylors. 357-7428.

THURSDAY, MARCH 14 Chinese Wonton & Sauce Cooking Class ─ 6-8pm. The art of dumpling making and the secret of the superb dipping sauce. $40 per person (advance reservations required). The Cook’s Station, 659 S. Main St, Greenville. 250-0091.

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SATURDAY, MARCH 16 2nd Annual St. Patty’s Day Dash & Bash ─ 6:30am-2pm. 5K, 10K & 1/4 mile kids run. Cash prizes, live music, costume contest, kids’ activities, silent auction, green beverages and more. Let There Be Mom, one of three charities benefiting from this great event. Downtown Greenville. 879-6977. Master Sheila Rae – Tai Chi for Arthritis II ─ March 16-17. 9am-5pm. For anyone who has completed Tai Chi for Arthritis Instructor’s workshops. Tai Chi for Arthritis & Diabetes Master Trainer certification. $245. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 420-9839. 901-359-5580 or 901-338-3253. Intuitive Development Playshops: “Unlocking the Feeling Nature of Your Soul” ─ 1-3pm. $33. KanYu, 108 W. Fox Chase Rd, Asheville, NC. Must RSVP 919-200-8686. Cloth Diapering 101 ─ 1-2:30pm. Find the right type of cloth diaper for your family and learn laundry do’s and don’ts. Free. Natural Baby, 11 College St, Greenville. 631-1500. Whole Planet Foundation Day Silent Auction ─ 1-4pm. Gift baskets, family tour, pantry makeover, cheese class, Whole Planet Foundation canvas bags, private gluten free tour, gift bags and more. Stop by the Bulk Department to participate. Starting bids begin at $5-$75. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335-2300.

savethedate SATURDAY, MARCH 23-26 Qi Revolution ─ Massive Qigong Event in Greenville. High-powered breathing techniques, Qigong energy movement exercises, naturopathic food-healing, Taoist Yoga and Pranayama. 4 days of training, only $129. 1-800 298-8970.

SATURDAY, MARCH 23 4th Annual Electric City Run ─ 7:30am. 1 mile, 5K and 50yd Tot Trot. Awards for men, women and children Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center, 3027 MLK Blvd, Anderson. 260-4800. Karma Community Class featuring Hub City Writers Project ─ 8:30-9:30am. Great kids deserve great books. Collection of gently used books (no torn pages/covers, writing/coloring inside or on the cover) for kids ages 4-14 to be distributed to children in District 7 schools. Free. Zen Garden Yoga, 1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd, Ste 58, Spartanburg. 583-3335.


Breast and Full Body Thermograms by CORE Medical Thermography ─ 9am-3pm by appointment. Accurate, non-radiation, pain-free screening for women serious about their breast health. U.S. approved/HIPAA regulated patient care. Acupuncture of Greer, 106 Memorial Dr, Greer. For appointment, pricing, forms and patient instructions. 423-6256.

Community HU Sing – Sunday, March 17, 1111:30am. Sing HU to Spiritualize your attention. Free presentation by ECKANKAR, Religion of the Light and Sound of God. Presented at the American Red Cross, 940 Grove Rd, Greenville. To learn more about HU, visit or www. Local contact,

Zen Garden Yoga Open House ─ 10am-2pm. Free yoga class at 8:30am. Visit with teachers and staff, local artwork, mini massages. Learn about services such as Reiki and acupuncture. Refreshments. 20% off in the boutique. Free. Zen Garden Yoga, 1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd, Ste. 58, Spartanburg. 583-3335.


Easter Egg-tastic ─ 11am-1pm. Free. Rain date, Sunday, March 24, from 2-4pm. Century Park and Kid’s Planet, Greer. 968-7005.

Wine & Tapas Tasting ─ 6-8pm. Casual wine & tapas tasting, we’ll pair 4 wines with freshly prepared heavy appetizers from our kitchen. $40 per person (advance reservations required). The Cook’s Station, 659 S. Main St, Greenville. 250-0091.


Taoist Self-Healing Techniques ─ 11am-12pm. Presentation about upcoming workshop series on Taoist Self-Healing techniques. Free. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 4209839 or 447-9035.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 29 Akashic Records Meetup: “2013: Balancing Within the Presence of Your High Heart” ─ 7-9pm. Asheville Training Center, 261 Asheland Ave, Asheville, NC. An evening of conversation and Q & A. Donations accepted. RSVP 919-200-8686.

SATURDAY, MARCH 30 Taoist Self-Healing Techniques Workshop Series ─ 2-5pm. Three consecutive Saturdays. Workshop will teach methods for chronic pain, fatigue and depression. Techniques include acupressure, Qigong and Tai Chi. $100. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 447-9035 or 420-9839.

upcomingevents SATURDAY, APRIL 13 Creative Health Open House ─ 10am-4pm. Wide variety of healing modalities, natural alternative medicine and herbal supplements. Light snacks will be served. Free. Creative Health, 14 S. Main St, Greenville. 233-4811.

SATURDAY, APRIL 20-21 Master Helen Wu - Flying Rainbow Fan Routine ─ April 20-21. 9am-5pm. Workshop is for anyone who would like to meet and learn from a truly great teacher. $275. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839.

TUESDAY, APRIL 23 Meet the Doulas ─ 5-6pm. Wonderful time to meet some great doulas. They help you through labor whether having a birth in a hospital, birthing center or at home. Free. Carolina WaterBirth, 915 South St, Ste. J, Simpsonville. 329-0010.

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Southern Flow Hot Yoga ─ 9am; 4pm and 6pm. Vigorous series of poses accessible to all levels. Packages available. Southern Om, 1140 Woodruff Rd, next to Whole Foods Market, Greenville. 3291114.

Southern Flow Hot Yoga ─ 6am, 10am, 12pm, 5pm and 7pm. See Sunday 9am listing for details.

Chinese Class ─ 3-4:15pm. $60 per month. Four Seasons Restaurant, 208 N. Main St, Mauldin. 297-5097. Kripala Yoga ─ 3-4:30pm. Group yoga for all levels. Improve balance, coordination and well-being. $12/class, $85/series of 10. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Jazzercise ─ 4:30-5:30pm. Dance your way to a stronger, leaner, fitter you, featuring a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and Latin-style movements set to popular music. Walk-in $12. Jazzercise of Taylors, 4893G Wade Hampton Blvd, Taylors. 968-0309. Chinese Cooking Class for the Diabetic ─ 5:30pm. Eat the healthy meal you create. Private lessons available. $15 per class. Four Seasons Restaurant, 208 N. Main St, Mauldin. 297-5097.

All Levels Hatha Yoga ─ 8:30am. Structured around learning how to focus on the breath throughout various yoga postures. $15. Its Yoga! Studio Inc., 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882 or 404-798-3442. Ladies’ Day ─ 9am-5pm. Manicure/Chair Massage offered with any service. Free. Breakaway Honda, 330 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 234-6632. Nia Classes ─ 9am. Dance, stretch, breathe, laugh, and play. Find joy in movement. First class is free. Studio G7, 311 E Main St, Central. 650-2710. 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. Yoga Bootcamp ─ 9:15-10:30am. Challenging vinyasa power style class to lengthen and strengthen your entire body. All levels welcome. $10 or $80/10 classes. Chapman Cultural Center, Dance Studio 4 of Ballet, 200 E. St John St, Spartanburg. 612-8333.

Less Stress Yoga ─ 9:30-10:30am. Beginner to intermediate class for all fitness levels. Stretch, breathe and relax. First class free. CenterStage Dance and Performance Company, 413 SE. Main St, Simpsonville. 419-4204. Tai Chi for Arthritis ─ 9:30-10:30am. Reduces pain and stress, enhances balance, health, coordination and strength. $120/series. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839. Free Micro Massage Mondays! ─ 10am-4pm. Enjoy a free (fully dressed) stretch massage. Customized tips on what you can do to help with muscle pain and tightness. By appointment only. Free. Grace Wellness Centers, 623 N. Main St, Mauldin. 214-5899. Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 10:30-11:45am. Therapeutic class, suitable for seniors and anyone with physical issues. $12, $85/series of 10. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Results Training ─ 10:30-11:30am. Six week circuit training program. Learn proper technique using kettle bells, ropes and medicine balls. Increase your metabolism and energy while having fun. $99/6weeks. Greer Athletic Club, 905 N. Main St, Greer. 877-4647. Tai Chi for Beginners ─ 11am-12pm. Easy to learn, enjoyable and provides many health benefits. 120/ series. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839. Yang 24 Yoga ─ 11:30am. Membership $24/yr plus a small class fee. Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr, Greenville. 335-5024.

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SPECIAL EVENT: Month of March GOD’S PANTRY FOOD DRIVE at GOGA STUDIOS GREENVILLE Bring in three canned or dry goods items to Goga Studios Greenville in the month of March and get 3 days of Goga Free! We appreciate your support to fill God’s Pantry. Your support helps stock over 13 different pantries across five counties, and each of these pantries has a supporting church family. No donation is too small or too large....Please help us fulfill the needs of the hungry in the Upstate. Goga Studios Greenville is located at 423 The Parkway in Greer. Located within the Publix@ Thornblade Shopping Center, off I-85, Exit 54 and Pelham Rd. Call 864-593-8217 for more information. Hours: M-TH: 8am-8pm, Fri: 8am-6pm, and Sat. 10am-4pm. GreenvilleSC.


Lunch Hour Yoga ─ 12-1pm. $10 per class, memberships available. YOGAlicious, 147 E. Main St, Ste. A, Spartanburg. 515-0855. Foot Detox ─ 1-6pm. Remove the gunk from your system like changing the oil in your car. $45. Acorn Integrative Health, 101 New Woodruff Rd, Greer. 848-5291. Pain Relief Using Lasers ─ 1-6pm. Relax muscles, frozen shoulder and sciatica. $35. Acorn Integrative Health, 101 New Woodruff Rd, Greer. 848-5291. Chair Massage at Garner’s Natural Life ─ 2-7pm. Relaxing chair massage. $12/15 min or $15/20 min. Garner’s Natural Life, 27 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 242-4856. Veggie Delights ─ 3-5pm. Each week a new vegetarian recipe to try. Easy and delicious. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335-2300. “Row-ga!” Fitness ─ 4-5pm. A fusion of indoor rowing and yoga that strengthens the muscles of the body, improves cardiac function, flexibility and stamina through breathing, low intensity rowing and yoga postures. $10. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576A Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 281-1505. 20-20-20 ─ 4:15-5:15pm. High-intensity workout for arms, legs and abs. First session free. Pricing varies. The Westside Club, 501 Willis Rd, Spartanburg. 587-7106 ext. 0. Pre-Natal Yoga ─ 5:15pm. Restore energy while calming mind and body. $75 for 5 classes. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882.

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Pilates Jumpboard ─ 5:30-6pm. Increase your leg strength, create definition, and improve endurance on the Reformer jumpboard. $12, $100/series of 10. Pivotal Fitness Center, 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors. 320-3806. Beginning Olympic-Style Fencing Classes ─ 6-7pm. Group based beginning fencing for children ages 10-18. $15 per class, equipment provided. Knights of Siena Fencing Academy, 900 E. Main St, Ste. M, Easley. 270-6172. Boot Camp ─ 6-7pm. Full body workout with core emphasis for those stubborn abdominals. $130 for 12 sessions. Right Jab Fitness, 3400 Anderson Rd, Greenville. 363-3923. Nia Dance/Fitness ─ 6-7pm. Throw off your shoes and dance. $10 per class, non-members welcome. Riverside Tennis Club, 435 Hammett Bridge Rd, Greer. 848-0918. MeaningSighttm:  Establishing Vision, Goals, Meaning and Spirit ─ 6:15-8:30pm. Second Monday of the month. Establish a life vision and goals for meaning, flourishing and spirit – 6 small group classes to bring more meaning and a deeper spirituality into your life. $150. Life Coaching Institute, 25 Woods Lake Rd, Ste. 207, Greenville. 282-8989. Weight Loss Information Session ─ 6:15pm. Discuss the  tools needed to lose weight and keep it off. Tour the facility and meet the staff. Free. Nutrition Solutions, 2104 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 676-1248. ABC. Abs, Butt and Core ─ 6:30-7:20pm. Tighten your bum as you increase core strength and tear up your abs. First class free. Anytime Fitness, 221 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 250-0609.

All Levels Yoga ─ 6:30pm. Relieve tired muscles and calm the stress of the day. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882.

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Tai Chi with George Gantt ─ 6:30-7:30pm. Tension and stress reduction, soft, flowing movements that emphasize force, rather than strength. $15/class, $65/5 classes, or included in Equilibrium Gym membership. Equilibrium Zen Gym, 207 W. Antrim Dr, Greenville. 419-2596.

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Pilates with Props ─ 7-8pm. Props class uses small apparatuses including fitness rings, stability and medicine balls. First class free. $12 per class, $55/5 or $100/series of 10. Pivotal Fitness Center, 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors. 320-3806 or 292-8873.

tuesday Pain/Stress Management ─ by appt. FDA approved Scaler Wave Laser provides energy to cells for improved function and wellbeing. $30 for ½ hour. Biofeedback support, $75 per hour. Abiada Healing Arts, 187 N. Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg. 542-1123. Southern Flow Hot Yoga ─ 6am, 8am, 10am, 12pm, 4pm, 5:30pm and 7:15pm. See Sunday 9am listing for details. Yoga for Cancer Survivors - Intermediate/Advanced ─ 9 and 10:30am. Gentle stretching and breathing exercises that relax and invigorate the body and mind. St. Francis Millennium Campus (near ICAR campus), Greenville. $7 per class. Call to register, 675-4656.


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Pilates ─ 9:15-10:15am. All levels and ages. Increase your flexibility and promote healthier body composition. First session free. Packages available. The Westside Club, 501 Willis Rd, Spartanburg. 587-7106 ext 0.

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Gentle Yoga for Beginners ─ 9:30-10:45am. Gentle class suitable for the beginner or for a more relaxing practice. $12, $85/series of 10. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Zumba at MuvE Fitness ─ 9:30-10:30am. Strengthen your muscles in a mat-based interval training class. $12. MuvE Fitness Studio at 4Balance Fitness, 787 E. Butler Rd, Mauldin. 288-8532. VBAC Support Group Meeting ─ 10am. 2nd Tuesday’s starting Nov 13. Share your experience about VBAC. Carolina WaterBirth, 915-J South St, Simpsonville. 329-0010 or 866-564-5554. All Levels Hatha Yoga ─ 10:30am. Structured around learning how to focus on the breath throughout various yoga postures. $15. 4Life Fitness Studio, 405 The Parkway, Ste. 400, Greer. 848-5277 or 404-3442. Results Training ─ 10:30-11:30am. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. All Levels Yoga ─ 11am. Recharge your day with this morning class, energizing, stretching, rejuvenating mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Dancing for Birth ─ 11am. Babies in slings welcome also. Belly dance and other types to prepare body and baby for easier and quicker delivery. Dianna’s School of Dance, 7601 White Horse Rd, Greenville. 836-8982. Introduction to Chair Yoga ─ 11-11:30am. Explore Yoga poses in an easy, seated position with exercises that will gently stretch and sooth your body. $5 St. Francis Eastside, Building 135, Suite 140, Greenville. To register, call 675-4400.


Pain and Arthritis Management ─ 11am-4pm. FDA approved Scalar Wave Laser provides energy to cells for improved function and wellbeing. $30 for ½ hr. session. Abiada Healing Arts, 187 N. Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg. 542-1123. “Row-ga!” Fitness ─ 11am-12pm. See Monday 4pm listing for details. Zumba ─ 11:15am. Dance your way to fitness with this Latin-themed class. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790. Pre-Natal Yoga ─ 11:30am-12:30pm. Relax and connect with your baby. $10/class. Spartanburg Regional Center for Women, 101 E. Wood St, Spartanburg. Pre-register. 560-6000. TRX/Kettle Bell Training ─ 11:45am-12:30pm. Improve strength, balance and flexibility. Creative and fun with results. $139/8 sessions. Greer Athletic Club, 905 N. Main St, Greer. 877-4647. Back-Care Yoga ─ 12-12:30pm. $5 per person. St. Francis Eastside, Building 135, Ste 140, Greenville. To register, call 675-4400. Community Acupuncture ─ 12-9pm. Economical group opportunity to benefit from natural therapy. Plan at least 45 minutes for therapy. $45 initial, then $25. 3100 Grandview Dr, Simpsonville. 406-3800. Free Essential Oils Classes ─ 12-1pm. Joni Durham LMT hosts this free essential oils class. New oils presented each week. Creative Health, 14 S. Main St, Greenville. Space is limited, must register, 233-4811.

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Qigong ─ 1:30-2:30pm. Gentle exercise that heals the body, enhances balance, health, coordination, strength & reduces stress. Meditation forms included. Pre-registration required. $120/series. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839. Yoga ─ 2-3pm. For ages 55+. Hatha Yoga is a class of various postures, one flowing into the next while also working on breathing techniques. No experience necessary. Small membership fee required. Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr, Greenville. 467-3660. Tai Chi for Health Forms ─ 2:30-3:30pm. Includes osteoporosis, diabetes, back pain and energy forms. They improve balance, strength, health, coordination and reduce stress. Pre-registration required. 120/ series. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839. Good Olde Days ─ 4:30-7:30pm. Dinner, bingo, prizes and a great time. $8.99. Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 527-4220. Qigong ─ 5:30-6:30pm. See Tuesday 1:30pm listing for details. Yoga ─ 5:30-6:30pm. Therapeutic and breath work classes available. $15. Monthly packages available. Rosalinda Yoga, AnMed Life Choice Gym on Hwy. 81, Anderson. 313-3348. Beginner Meditation Classes ─ 6-8pm. Improve physical well-being and intuition. $75 Carolina Spiritual Science Center, 165-B Metro Dr, Spartanburg. 590-2463. Hoop Dancing ─ 6-8pm. This practice incorporates dance, yoga and tai-chi movements. $15 a person. Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd, 5539273.

Meet the Midwives ─ 4th Tuesday of the month. 6-8pm. An opportunity to meet the midwives of Greenville Midwifery Care. Learn more about midwifery and whether or not it is the right choice for you. Free. Greenville Midwifery Care, 35 Medical Ridge Dr, Greenville. 1-877-GHS-INFO.

Parent Talk at Brain Balance ─ 6:30-7:30pm. Learn about brain function and how to help a child struggling with ADHD, sensory issues, autism and learning differences. Free. Brain Balance, 2531 Woodruff Rd, Ste 113, Simpsonville. Space is limited, RSVP to 329-9933.

Results Training ─ 6-7pm. See Monday 10:30am listing for details.

Sivananda Method Hatha Yoga ─ 6:30-8:15pm. Hatha Yoga taught in traditional style. $10 or donation. Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville. 271-4883.

STOPHepC Support Group for Viral Hepatitis ─ 6-7pm. Third Tuesday each month. Support group offering information, natural alternatives, fellowship, recipes, and wellness plans. Free. Donations welcome. Panera Bread Company, 1922 Augusta St, Greenville. Look for the yellow virus plush toy on the table. 906-7660. All Levels Yoga ─ 5:30pm. Slow the stress of your day with a yoga routine of breath and postures to balance and detoxify the body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Medical Weight Loss – Free Seminar ─ 6pm. 3 tips to lose weight quickly and safely. Program available for seniors, diabetics, teens and nursing moms. Hosted by Janet Lee RN, certified health coach, Mountain View Chiropractic, 1605 Locust Hill Rd, Ste 101, Greer. RSVP, MntnViewChiro. com or 848-4992. Healthy Living Class ─ 6:30-7:00pm. Introductory class briefly talking about health, chiropractic and nutrition. Free. LifeLogic Health Center, 1622 E. North St, Ste. 10, Greenville. Seating is limited. 416-1136.

Meditation Class ─ 7pm. Learn to meditate. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Qigong ─ 7-8pm. Simple, powerfully transformative practice that cultivates playful and healthful mindfulness, alignment, measured movement and breath. $15/class, 30 days for $30, 10 class pass for $120 (good for 6 months). Zen Garden Yoga, 1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd, Ste 58, Spartanburg. Space is limited, RSVP 583-3335.

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Ionic Foot Detox ─ See Monday 1pm listing for details.

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Southern Flow Hot Yoga ─ 6am, 10am, 12pm, 5pm and 7pm. See Sunday 9am listing for details.

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Free Morning Stretch and Range of Motion Classes ─ 7:45am. Early morning stretch and range of motion classes. Free. Grace Wellness Centers, 623 N. Main St, Mauldin. 214-5899.


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Meet the Midwife ─ 9am-12pm. Free consultation or drop in to “meet the midwife”. 11-D Barkingham Ln, Greenville. 263-0166. Yoga Boot Camp ─ 9:15-10:30am. See Monday 9:15am listing for details. Tai Chi for Arthritis ─ 9:30-10:30am. See Monday 9:30am listing for details. Senior Day ─ 10am-6pm. Seniors 60+ receive 10% off total purchase. Normal exclusions apply. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 10:30-11:45am. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. Yoganize. Pilates Jumpboard ─ 10:30-11am. See Monday 5:30pm listing for details. All Levels Yoga ─ 11am. See Tuesday 11am listing for details. CardioTAPdance ─ 11-11:50am. An excellent way for adults to practice the rhythms of tap dancing and get a great workout while learning. Dance Ventures, 215 Pelham Rd, Ste. B-102, Greenville. 271-7701. Oxy-Ionic Water Sampling ─ 11am-5pm. First Wednesday. Sample alkalizing Oxy-Ionic. Buy 1 gallon, get 2nd gallon 15% off. All Natural Health & Beauty Center, 101 College St, Simpsonville. 963-2882. Tai Chi for Beginners ─ 11am-12pm. See Monday 11am listing for details. Power Hour of Yoga ─ 12pm. See Monday 12pm listing for details. Fan Foundation ─ 12:30-1:30pm. Basic tai-chi and fan techniques. No prior experience required, fan provided. Pre-registration required. $150/ series. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839. Foot Detox ─ 1-6pm. See Monday 1pm listing for details. Pain Relief Using Lasers ─ 1-6pm. See Monday


1pm listing for details. “Row-ga!” Fitness ─ 4-5pm. See Monday 4pm listing for details. Yoganize – All Levels ─ 4:45-6pm. Energize, revitalize and harmonize mind, body and spirit. $12/class, $85/series of 10. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Nia Classes ─ 5:30pm. See Monday 9am listing for details. Boot Camp ─ 6pm. See Monday 6pm listing for details. Hoop Dancing ─ 6-8pm. See Tuesday 6pm listing for details. All Levels Yoga ─ 6:30pm. A yoga routine of breath and postures. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Hot Yoga ─ 7:15pm. Soul Flow Yoga Studio, 2811 Reidville Rd, Ste. 12, Spartanburg. 609-7689.

thursday All Levels Hatha Yoga ─ See Monday 8:30am listing for details. Balanced Life Yoga ─ 9-10:30am. Increase bone density, flexibility and stamina through yoga. $7/ class or $30 for 6 classes. St. Francis Millennium, Healthy Self, 2 Innovation Dr, Ste, 200, Greenville. 675-4656. Breast & Full Body Thermograms by CORE Medical Thermography ─ 9am-2pm. Accurate, non-radiation, pain-free screening for women serious about their breast health. U.S. approved/HIPAA regulated patient care. Appointments required. Creative Health, 14 S. Main St, Greenville. 4236256 for appointment, pricing, forms and patient instructions. Group Power ─ 9:30am, 4:45pm, 7:05pm. Weight training program designed to condition all major muscle groups. $10 per class. Free w/membership. Greer Athletic Club, 905 N. Main St, Greer. 877-4647.

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Yoganize – All Levels ─ 9:30am, 5:30pm, 7pm. Combination of yoga, yoga therapy, Pilates and healing prescriptive movement. Develop balance, coordination and build self-esteem. $12, $85/series of 10. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion ─ 9:30am. See Tuesday 9:30am listing for details. Senior Yoga ─ 10-11am. Gentle stretching and strengthening class for anyone 55+. $2 per class. Mauldin Senior Center, Corn Rd at 699 Butler Rd, Mauldin. 419-4204. Zumba ─ 10am and 7:30pm. See Tuesday 11:15am listing for details. YMCA-Eastside. Yoga for Cancer Survivors – Beginners ─ 10:30 and 11:45am. See Tuesday 9am listing for details. All Levels Yoga ─ 11am. Class for energizing, stretching and rejuvenating mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. “Row-ga!” Fitness ─ 11am-12pm. See Monday 4pm listing for details. Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 11:30am-12:45pm. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. TRX/Kettle Bell Training ─ 11:45am-12:30pm. See Tuesday 11:45am for details. Community Acupuncture ─ 12-9pm. See Tuesday 12pm listing for details. Tai Chi Chih ─ 12-12:45pm; beginners, 1-2pm; intermediate. Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr, Greenville. 467-3660. Lunchtime Flow Yoga ─ 12:30pm. Soul Flow Yoga Studio. 2811 Reidville Rd, Ste 12, Spartanburg. 609-7689. Bereavement Support Group ─ 1:30-2:30pm. Open to anyone hurting from the loss of a family member or loved one. McCall Hospice House, 1836 W. Georgia Rd, Simpsonville. Free. 449-4181. Qigong ─ 1:30-2:30pm. See Tuesday 1:30pm listing for details.

Tai Chi for Health Forms ─ 2:30-3:30pm. See Tuesday 2:30pm listing for details. Family Dinner Night ─ 4-8pm. One adult spends $5 in the café and up to six kids eat free. Kids fill out their own healthy menu. Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 527-4220. Art Walk-Spartanburg ─ 5-9pm. 3rd Thursday of the month. Stroll through art galleries that range from non-profit institutions to commercial art galleries. Most located in downtown Spartanburg. Free. Carolina Gallery, 145 W. Main St, Spartanburg. 585-3335. Qigong ─ 5:30-6:30pm. See Tuesday 1:30pm listing for details. Yoga Classes in Anderson ─ 5:30-6:30pm. See Tuesday 5:30pm listing for details. CardioTAPdance ─ 5:45-6:35pm. See Wednesday 11am listing for details. NIA Dance/Fitness ─ 6-7pm. See Wednesday 9:30am listing for details. Results Training ─ 6-7pm. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. Upstate Babywearing Group ─ 6pm. 2nd Thursday. Support group for attachment parenting. Free. Natural Baby, 11 College St, Downtown Greenville. 254-8392. All Levels Yoga ─ 6:30pm. See Monday 6:30pm listing for details. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc. Zumba ─ 6:30-7:20pm. Enjoy yourself in a nonjudgmental environment as you dance the calories away. First class free. Anytime Fitness, 221 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 250-0609. Beekeepers’ Association Meeting ─ 7-8:30pm. Second Thursday. Clemson ext. office, 142 S. Dean St, Spartanburg. (Old Evans High School Bldg.) 596-2993 ext 117. Parent Talk on Children’s Brain Function ─ 7-8:30pm. Discussion on brain function in children struggling with AD/HD, Autism/Aspergers, Sensory Integration Disorder, Dyslexia, learning

disabilities and the Brain Balance Program. Free. Brain Balance of Greenville, 2531 Woodruff Rd., Ste. 113, Simpsonville. 329-9933.

(meet at grassy area at bottom of waterfall). If cold weather or rain, meet at Bobby Pearse Community Center, 904 Townes St, Greenville, 467-4449.

Postpartum Support Group of the Upstate ─ 7-8:30pm. 1st Thursday of every month. Join other mothers who are struggling with perinatal mood disorders and the many changes that come with having a new baby. Free. Baby Impressions, 620 Congaree Rd, Suite D, Greenville. 419-3289.

Yoganize - Intermediate Level ─ 12-1:30pm. Energize, revitalize and harmonize mind, body and spirit. $12/class, $85/series of 10. 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053.

Free Talk: Learn How to Achieve Radiant Health ─ 7:30-9pm. Every other Thursday. Gain proper understanding of how to create radiant health and obtain freedom from negative emotions. Must RSVP. Free. Synergistic Nutrition, 160 Dewey Rd. Greer. 895-6250.


Restorative Yoga Class ─ 12:15pm. Perform gentle poses before dropping into deep contentment from the sequence of supported postures. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc., 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Fan Foundation ─ 12:30-1:30pm. See Wednesday 12:30pm listing for details. Foot Detox ─ 1-6pm. See Monday 1pm listing for details. Pain Relief Using Lasers ─ 1-6pm. See Monday 1pm listing for details.

Indoor Rowing Classes ─ 6am, 7:30am and 9:15am. Full-body and cardio workout; any age and fitness level. Rates vary. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576-A Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 281-1505 or 901-3776. Nia Classes ─ 9am. See Monday 9am listing for details. Less Stress Yoga ─ 9:30-10:30am. See Monday 9:30am listing for details. Less Stress Yoga. Tai Chi for Arthritis ─ 9:30-10:30am. See Monday 9:30am listing for details. Friends and Family Friday ─ 10am-6pm. Friends and family members get adjusted; only $25 per person. Hub City Health Studio, 115 W. Main St, Spartanburg. 583-0300. Healing Yoga Therapy ─ 10:30-11:45am. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. Yoganize. Vinyasa Flow Class ─ 11am. Energize, increase flexibility and stamina. It’s Yoga! Studio, 1440 Pelham Rd, Ste G, Greenville. 354-2882. Baby + Me Yoga ─ 11:30am-12:30pm. Class combines yoga and play to help mothers get back in shape. $5 residents/$6 for non-residents. Falls Park

Tai Chi for Arthritis ─ 3:30-5pm. Reduces pain and stress, enhances balance, health, coordination and strength. $120/series. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839. Boot Camp ─ 6-7pm. See Monday 6pm listing for details. Kids Night ─ 6-9pm. First Friday. Indoor rock climbing, games, nature crafts, and pizza/drinks included. $20 per child/$5 sibling discount. Glendale Outdoor Leadership School (GOLS), 270 Wheeling Cir, Glendale. 529-0259.

saturday Community Acupuncture ─ 8:30am-12pm. See Tuesday 12pm listing for details. Group Power ─ 8:30 and 10:30am. See Thursday 9:30am listing for details. Less Stress Yoga ─ 9-10am. See Monday 7:30pm listing for details. Yoga ─ 9am. $10; 5 classes/$40; first class free. Unity Church of Greenville, 207 E. Belvue Rd, Greenville. 292–6499.

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Pilates with Props ─ 9:20-10:20am. See Monday 7pm for listing for details. Community Yoga ─ 9:30-10:30am. $6 drop in fee. Soul Flow Yoga, 2811 Reidville Rd, Ste. 12, Spartanburg. 609-7689. Community Acupuncture & Chair Massage ─ 10am. Pain and stress relieving treatment in a group setting. Choose between needle or touch therapy. No appointment necessary. $25. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 477-9035, 991-8511 or 420-9839. Making Tinctures and Salves at Home ─ 10am-1pm. 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month. How to use herbs in your home to make salves, tinctures and cleaning recipes. $20. 705 Holland Rd, Simpsonville. Must RSVP, 269-0658. Vinyasa Flow ─ 10-11:30am. Levels 1 and 2. $12 per class, memberships available. YOGAlicious, 147 E. Main St, Ste. A, Spartanburg. 515-0855. Yoganize – All Levels ─ 10-11:30am. See Thursday 9:30am listing for details. “Full-on” Yoga ─ 10:45-12pm. Steady flow of Hatha/Kripalu inspired yoga - no rowing involved. $10/class; discount class packages available. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 576-A Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 281-1505. Zumba Fitness ─ 11am. The big dance/aerobic craze. $10 per class. Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1054 E. Butler Rd, Greenville. 254-9126. Children’s Yoga ─ 12-1pm. 5-9 year olds. $8 per class, memberships available. YOGAlicious, 147 E. Main St, Ste. A, Spartanburg. 515-0855. USA Olympic Weight Lifting Club ─ 12-2pm. Learn Olympic weight lifting. Athletic Performance Center, 430 Woodruff Rd, Ste. 550, Greenville. 451-7510. Yang Style 24 Forms Tai-chi-chuan ─ 12pm. Set of 24 postures. Most popular Taichi form, builds internal strength and balance. Pre-registration required. $120/series. Qi Works Studio, 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. 991-8511 or 420-9839. Blessingways ─ 2pm. 4th Saturday. Positive birth stories and guest speakers share mindful information on pregnancy, birth, or parenting. Free. Natural Baby, 11 College St, Greenville. 254-8392.


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110 Montgomery Dr. 864-760-1006•Anderson

Guaranteed relief as allergies are cleared from the body using a proven method known as BioEnergetic Intolerance Elimination (BIE) that literally clears annoying symptoms within minutes. No needles. No pain. No drugs. See ad, page 27.



Marian Jones RN, L’AC. 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-477-9035•Greenville


Ruth Kyle, L. Ac. 106 Memorial Dr. 864-877-0111•Greer

Nationally certified in Oriental Medicine including acupuncture, herbs, and bodywork. Specializes in QiGong massage and postural integration for chronic pain. Twenty years experience. See ad, page 8.

Great results with acute and chronic pain, migraines, frozen shoulder, sciatica, stress. Specializes in orthopedic issues and more in an educational tranquil environment. See ad, page 25.


Joan Massey, L. Ac. 3100 Grandview Dr. 864-406-3800•Simpsonville

We offer affordable community-style acupuncture. Individual private sessions also available. See ad, page 46.


Marina Ponton, D.A.O.M., L. Ac. 1901 Laurens Rd. Ste. E 864-370-1140•Greenville


5C Owens Lane 864-252-4212•Mauldin

80% of aging is accelerated by sun damage. Reverse the signs of aging with our non invasive, pain-free and relaxing treatments. We offer microcurrent services to help stimulate, tighten and detoxify the skin. See ad, page 47.

SAM HWA DANG ACUPUNCTURE & HERBS CLINIC Hwang K. Lee, Ph.D., L.Ac. 26 Orchard Park Dr. 864-408-8270•Greenville

Korean Traditional Medicine helps to balance the energy flow in the entire body. We specialize in certain conditions, but have treated with success other health concerns such as allergy and skin, infertility, menopause, pain control, cardiovascular, urinary, digestive and sleep disorders.

AnimAl reHAb & conditioning center DR. KENNEDY, DVM

109 Monroe St. 864-962-0101•Simpsonville

Advanced training in pain management, canine rehabilitation, and acupuncture. ARCC has hydrotherapy, pulsed signal therapy, laser therapy along with a multitude of exercise equipment, including an underwater treadmill. See ad, page 32.


Dr. Ponton specializes in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). She offers natural healing methods such as acupuncture, herbs, fertility and pain management, auricular therapy, gua sha, electrical stimulation, cupping and magnets to help you meet your health goals. See ad, page 23.

Kelly S. Jones Akashic Records Consultant/Teacher 828-281-0888

The Akashic Records are the timelines of your soul’s journey. Access this knowledge for guidance you need for your career, relationships, health and life’s path.


111 Doctors Dr. 864-797-7100•Greenville



More than 23 years experience practicing acupuncture. Some conditions treated include joint pain, neck and/or back pain, fibromyalgia, stroke rehabilitation, infertility, and menstrual cramps.


Barbara Morris, RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville Barbara looks at all your health needs working with you to relieve allergies, improve immune function, relieve pain, increase energy, regulate hormones, clean up your diet and improve nutrition. See ad, page 19.

AromAtHerAPY CREATIVE HEALTH - ANDERSON Terry Ballenger, CNHP 215 S. Main St. 864-222-0511•Anderson

Ease stress and pain with DoTerra essential oils. We also offer Bach Flower Remedies, biofeedback sessions, and educational seminars. See ad, page 28.


27 S. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-242-4856•Greenville

Improve your level of stress, depression and mood with natural products from a locallyowned family business, supporting the community for over 40 years. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the use of aromatherapy for pain and anxiety reduction, energy enhancement and much more. See ad, back cover.

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Dr. Roger Jaynes, DC, DNBHE 1521 Augusta St. 864-232-0082•Greenville

Bio-energetic testing shows energy imbalance, vitamin or mineral deficiency, and identifies environmental allergies. We use German manufactured drainage remedies and offer services at affordable rates. See ad, page 45.

bio-identicAl Hormone tHerAPY BIOGENESIS MEDICAL & WELLNESS CENTERS Amber Passini, MD 864-457-4141•Landrum 803-796-1702•Columbia

Don’t struggle anymore with hormonal issue! We offer integrative and natural healing approaches to help bring your body back to balance. Lose 30 pounds in 6 weeks with our simple and affordable HCG weight loss program. See ad, page 52.

LIVING WELL INTEGRATIVE HEALTHCARE Clif Caldwell, MD Cheryl Middleton, PA-C 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. G 864-850-9988•Easley

We help women and men who suffer symptoms of hormonal imbalance such as low libido, weight gain, hot flashes, fatigue and many other symptoms. Call for your personal consult today! See ad, page 32.


Dr. John Marone 647 S.E. Main St. 864-963-9304•Simpsonville

Natural hormone replacement therapy may include an 84-sample saliva test, brief health improvement program, dietary counseling, detoxification, and digestive support with bioidentical, whole food, or herbal recommendations. See ad, page 7.





Phyllis Farmer, M.Ed. 158 New Harrison Bridge Rd. A HEALTHIER BRAIN & A HEALTHIER LIFE WITH 864-735-7303•Greenville 864-409-1011•Simpsonville 864.292.5154 /BEACONslps ™ Exclusively for cats! Spacious SENSORY LEARNING 60x30 condos, quiet atmosphere,

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• ADD / ADHD / Focus & Memory Concerns • Autism / Asperger’s brAin trAining • Stroke / Parkinson’s / Alzheimer’s • Brain Injury BEACON • SensoryProfessional & Learning Concerns (Eastside Court) • Speech-Language Disorders 4501 Old Spartanburg Rd. Ste. #7 • Stress / Emotional / Behavioral Concerns 864-292-5154•Greenville • Athletic Performance / Wellness


30+ year private practice, is celebrating five years of our sensory SENSORY LEARNING CENTER™ & SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY learning program. This intensive multi-sensory, foundational, noncognitive approach has given hope to all ages with improvements in their quality of life. BEACON also offers Speech-Language Pathology, OT, and life coaching. See ad, page 14.

Susan Breisch LCCE, CDP 864-459-3289•Greenville

Dispelling fears, answering questions and encouraging women to listen to their instincts, is our specialty. For childbirth education classes and postpartum doula support, call Susan today. See ad, page 48.


915 South St. 864-329-0010•Simpsonville

BRAIN BALANCE OF GREENVILLE 2531 Woodruff Rd. #113 864-329-9933•Simpsonville

Helping children with AD/HD, Autism/Asperger’s syndrome, Dyslexia and learning disabilities. We do sensory, motor and academic work individualized to each child’s deficits. See ad, page 26.

Vaginal Birth After Cesarean? If you are considering a VBAC, have had a successful VBAC and would like to share your experience, or are discouraged about your Cesarean birth, we’d like to invite you to our VBAC Support Group Meetings. Beginning November 13 at 10am second Tuesdays. See ad, page 6.



Grace Hannon LM, CPM 11-D Barkingham Ln. 864-214-5407•Greenville

111 Lovett Dr. 864-234-1150•Greenville

Students in grades seven through twelve benefit from our cutting-edge after school program. Research based methods assist ADD/ADHD students in developing valuable academic skills for learning opportunities that may have once seemed out of reach. See ad, page 46.

We follow the midwifes model of care - personal, practical, and professional. We hold a safe place, with continuous attention, to mother’s and baby’s well-being.

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Holistic coaching that connects your heart to your voice, using breathwork, mind-body awareness, selfcare, and insight. Phyllis provides single or group sessions, focusing on giving “voice” to your life, room to breathe and support to thrive. See ad, page 44.

LearningRx makes finding the solution to your child’s learning struggles simple. Schedule a cognitive skills test to discover the answer. The problem can be fixed.


11-D Barkingham Ln. 864-458-8082•Greenville

Experienced with pregnant women, infants, children and families. We educate, motivate and support families to better health through gentle chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy, massage and workshops on various health topics.

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cHiroPrActor AUGER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC 1315 Haywood Rd. 864-322-2828•Greenville

It’s not normal to live with neck/ back pain, headaches, IBS, allergies, ADHD, insomnia, and more. Chiropractic care will get you back to normal. Call us now! See ad, page 52.


9 McKenna Commons Ct. E. North St. @ Mitchell Rd. 864-292-3291•Greenville

Serving the Upstate since 1983. Exceptional results! We offer state-of-the-art gentle techniques and therapies. NA Mag Reader Special - consultation, exam and scans for $30. See ad, page 29.


1 Creekview Ct. Ste. B 864-331-2522•Greenville

Your one-stop wellness center for chiropractic, therapeutic massage, and acupuncture services. Mention our ad and receive $10 off any service. Try us out; you’ll be glad you did! See ad, page 25


205 Bryce Ct. (off Woodruff Rd in Woodruff Place) 864-987-5995•Simpsonville

A health and wellness center focusing on providing the NUCCA procedure for the whole family. Longterm relief with none of the cracking or popping; all adjustments done by hand. The only NUCCA practitioners in the Upstate. Also provides whole food supplementation, nutritional testing, weight loss programs, and more. See ad, page 50.


Dr. John Marone 647 S.E. Main St. 864-963-9304•Simpsonville

Traditional, modern and holistic care for your family or injury. Serving generations of local families since 1994. Adjusting, exercise, allergy testing and desensitization, and other therapy programs. See ad, page 7.


122 E. Beltline Blvd. (Behind Grady’s Great Outdoors) 864-226-8868•Anderson

Focusing on quality chiropractic care for the entire family. We also provide nutritional counseling, muscle and soft tissue rehabilitation, and Exercise With Oxygen Therapy (EWOT). See ad, page 26.

ENHANCED LIVING CHIROPRACTIC Nina Kennedy, DC 140 Sage Creek Way 864-848-0640•Greer

We use a variety of unique treatments like Sacro-Occipital Technique ( to balance the body’s nervous system, exercise rehab to maintain that balance, and functional medicine to jump start sluggish systems. Free consultations and gentle care for your entire family. See ad, page 48.


607 NE Main St. 864-963-4466•Simpsonville

Angela Toplovich, certified colon hydrotherapist offers detox services that include ionic footbath, thermotherapy (Bio Mat), and ear-candling. Lighten your toxic load! See ad, page 30.


John Holland, Pharm.D. 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. D 864-855-2323•Easley

Specializing in custom compounding, including thyroid medication, bio-identical hormone replacement, pediatrics, and pets. Professional grade vitamin brands like Xymogen and Designs for Health also available. Serving the community since 2006. We are your problem-solving specialists. See ad, page 49.


Jim Greene, R. Ph. 405 W. Poinsett St. 864-879-2325•Greer

We compound (create) individualized medicines for your unique needs, perfectly suited to your body. We also offer natural medicines, vitamins and herbs. Locally owned and operated since 1982. Visit our website for a 10% off coupon. See ad, page 6.

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Dianne Greyerbiehl and Certified Coaches 25 Woods Lake Rd. Ste. 207 864-282-8989•Greenville

Coaching creates easy, positive, powerful change from the inside out using proven tools and methods. Our certified life coaches help you discover the power to manage change in your life. See ad, page 42.


Counseling Services, LLC Christine Dowling, MSW, LISW-CP 3113 Hwy. 153 420-9260•Piedmont

A psychotherapy practice that integrates mind, body and insight-oriented approaches to address issues such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, past trauma, and relationship conflicts. See ad, page 28.


Damaris Drewry, Ph.D. Psychology 106 Memorial Dr. 520-320-6366•Greer

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Are you: averse to long-term therapy? Frustrated with long-standing repeating relationship patterns? Experiencing emotional distress, or physical illness (sleep apnea)? YOU CAN resolve even the most difficult issues in 2-4 sessions! 25 years experience. Call for 15-minute free consultation. See ad, page 31.


111 Lovett Dr. 864-234-1150•Greenville

SWM offers comfort, guidance, advocacy, and education to children, adults, families, and churches. While we rely on a variety of professional counseling techniques, biblical principles guide our entire approach. We recognize that only Christ can calm the storms of life. See ad, page 46.


Dr. John Palmer 134 Milestone Way 864-879-6494 - Greenville

We practice biological dentistry and adhere to the highest standards of biocompatible dentistry as defined by the (IAOMT) International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. One-visit-crowns, Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Ozone Therapy, fluoride-free office; amalgam-safe since 1995. See ad, page 42.

PALMETTO PERIODONTICS Dr. William Bohlen 1130 E. Butler Rd. 864-987-9700•Greenville

We can meet your total needs from treatment to recovery. We honestly and respectfully educate you, so that together, we can reach your optimal oral health. We offer exceptional service in a clean and modern facility. In our warm and calming environment, your comfort and care are our priority. See ad, page 4.

FACIALS/SKINCARE ALL THE RAVE SALON & BOUTIQUE Irina Barinova, Licensed Esthetician 802-C S. Batesville Rd.

864-801-2655•Greer Take a break from the hustle and bustle and give your skin a radiant glow! Corrective facials, fruit acid peels and vitalizing lift face massage with natural organic paraben-free products.  


5C Owens Lane 864-252-4212•Mauldin

We specialize in Glamourous Skin Tightening, nonsurgical face and body lift that reclaims the natural contours of your face and body, all for less than 1% of the median cost of traditional plastic surgery. See ad, page 47.




Lindsey Holder, Licensed Esthetician 1901 Laurens Rd. Ste. E 864-370-1140•Greenville

Lindsey brings her interest in organic products and passion for educating clients on proper skincare practicesto the GNHC team. Offerings include facials, body treatments, paraffin hand dip and face mask, and lip and eye treatments. New GNHC clients: Mention this ad, and your 1st Signature Facial is only $38! See ad, page 23.


Alice Caston, Cosmetologist 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville

Over 20 years experience in Licensed Cosmetology. We specialize in multicultural hair care, color, facials, and waxing services. We now offer a chemicalfree hair straightening program. Free consultations.


3 East Park Ave. 864-233-1891•Greenville


Michele Senac, CFSP Redesign/Feng Shui Certified 864-631-9335

Refresh your home or business with the art of interior redesign and feng shui. We create a new and cozy environment designed for your lifestyle or business, using your existing furniture and accessories. See ad, page 62.

Offering organic hair services using the Organic Systems hair color, texture waves, straightening, and retail products. We also offer pre-planned and custom spa package services. See ad, page 15.

NANCY LEE’S HAIR ART Nancy L. Minix, MC, BS, RA – 20+yrs Exp.

Operating at 3318 Brushy Creek Rd. 864-320-2359•Greer


Kelly S. Jones Feng Shui Consultant 828-281-0888

Let Kelly redesign your home to it’s highest potential. Having trained with five Chinese Masters, Kelly seamlessly integrates the ancient wisdom of Feng Shui into your home or business.

More than hair care. Natural/ organic/ammonia-free color and products. Formaldehydefree keratin treatments. Aromatherapy consultations and personalized products. ION footbath detox.


Marla Rosenberg, Owner/Stylist 1018 S. Batesville Rd. 864-968-0200•Greer


Greco provides a cleaner, healthier chemicalfree home for you, your family and your pets. Call now to schedule your holiday house cleaning. See ad, page 43.


Tina Valentin, Founder & CEO 864-704-7477•Greenville

Green certified business. Highly trained cleaning specialist knowledgeable in green cleaning methods and techniques. Experience the feeling of living lightly.

Chicago and European trained. Certified master colorist. Hair design, hair care, and creative consultation specialist. Natural, organic, and European hair products available. Open Tuesday thru Saturday. Credit cards accepted. See ad, page 59.


Bobby Caston, Preventive Health Consultant 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville

We offer health/wellness programs and natural products that are effective. We also carry many namebrand vitamins and supplements at affordable prices. Exclusively, we offer Oxy-Ionic Water, an alkaline ionized water that supports wellness in many specific ways. Free consultations. See ad, page 37.

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EARTH FARE − THE HEALTHY SUPERMARKET 3620 Pelham Rd. 864-527-4220•Greenville



Earth Fare offers a fantastic selection of products including local organic produce, naturallyraised meats, seafood, supplements, natural beauty products, and an eat-in café, deli, and juice bar. Check out our event calendar for upcoming happenings.

Irina Barinova - LMT # 8065 802-C S. Batesville Rd. 864-801-2655•Greer

Relax the body and refresh the spirit with a massage of your choice. The tranquil stress relief will bring you back to balance. Treat yourself today and give a gift certificate to loved ones.


Margaret Griffin 2801 Wade Hampton Blvd. #15 864-268-9255•Taylors

Massage Therapy 1901 Laurens Rd. Ste. E 864-370-11140•Greenville

Suffer from pain? Massage is a proven treatment to help reduce the effects of chronic pain, such as low-back pain. Enjoy a Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, aromatherapy, sports, prenatal or dry brush massage. New GNHC clients: Mention this ad, and your 1st massage is only $35! See ad, page 23.


Natural foods, bulk foods/ herbs, nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies, books, health and beauty aids, pet supplies. We specialize in customer service! Special orders welcome.

Vasilka Mateva-Kostova - LMT #8098 802-C S. Batesville Rd. 864-801-2655•Greer


The connection between a client and their therapist is the most important component for a positive massage experience.

Angela Faith Hollis, LMT #2536 Mobile-Greenville Area 864-907-3739

Stressed-out? In pain? Relax. Your massage is on the way! Swedish, deep tissue, Lomi Lomi, indian head massage, workplace chair massage, and couples massage classes.


Jody Harris & Gigi Perry 161 Verdin Rd. 864-297-1105•Greenville


Vitamins and women’s products, goat’s milk and cheeses, raw juice and smoothie bar, Sami’s wheat/gluten-free products, Webb’s chicken sausages, Screamin’ Good Products, monthly healthy living classes. See ad, page 39.

Ingrid Harris - LMT #5866 207 W. Antrim Drive 864-430-3292•Greenville

WHOLE FOODS MARKET 1140 Woodruff Rd. 864-335-2300•Greenville

Intuitive massage, massage cupping, face lifting and drainage with micro-cups. Cranial Touch, ionic foot detox, and paraffin wax. Manage your stress and pain, as well as rejuvenate your body with my services. See ad, page 25.

Imagine a farmers market, fresh produce, meats, a fish market, a gourmet shop, a European bakery, the corner grocery store, and eat-in café, all rolled into one. Monthly calendar of events. We want to be your neighborhood supermarket.

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300 N. Main Street, Greer, SC 29650 David Taylor, PT, CST, CMT

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2700 Woodruff Rd. Suite J 864-631-1945• Simpsonville

All natural pet food, supplies and Groom-nSpa services. Enhancing the lives of pets and their owners through proper education, superior customer service, all natural products and green business practices. See ad, page 33.

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PHYSICAL THERAPY VBS PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, INC. Chris Nicholas, PT, DPT, OCS, DAAPM (Primary Contact) 864-277-2747•Greenville

Serving the Upstate since 1966 with 11 locations. Our therapists provide current, researched, individualized care to achieve optimal physical performance and quality of life. All insurances accepted. See ad, page 13.


Jason Dillard 864-444-7650


207 W. Antrim Drive 864-419-2596•Greenville

Bring balance to your life with the following services: acupuncture, acutapping, cranial touch. massage, foot detox, medical Qigong, nutritional counseling, reflexology, paraffin wax treatment, and Reiki. See ad, page 25.


Dr. Mary Powers, Instructor 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-991-8511•Greenville

Rebuild your body’s balance, flexibility, strength, memory and health with Tai Chi and Qigong exercises. Classes in Qigong, Tai Chi 24, and for arthritis. Natural self-healing exercises. See ad, page 8.

We will buy, lease, or take over the payment on your home; eliminate the hassle, and put cash in your pocket. Any area, any price, any condition!


Formulated natural health supplements intended for pain control, urinary health, preventive illness, virility, stress relief, weight control and other common conditions. See ad, page 35.


John Holland, Pharm.D. 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. D 864-855-2323•Easley

Vitamins and supplements compounded on-site. Professional grade vitamin brands like Xymogen and Designs for Health also available. Specializing in bio-identical hormone replacement and custom thyroid medication. Serving the community since 2006. We are your problem-solving specialists. See ad, page 49.




March Special, every new client will receive a FREE foot detox! (Offer valid 3/1/13 - 3/31/13) See ad, page 44.


Janet A. Krinke, CTT/Charla Bloomer, RN 864-423-6256

Thermograms are viable for all ages, hisCOR OR E Medical Thermography tories, and even for �- Full Body  - Breast� women with breast implants. As part of a multimodal approach, 95% of cancers are detected early. See ad, page 7.

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Vickie Beineke, RM 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-631-9049-•Greenville

Dr. Lealand Fagan Michelle Fagan, CCT 900 E. Rutherford St. 864-457-2045•Landrum

Thermography is an FDA approved, non-invasive breast screening with no radiation and no breast compression! It can help to detect very early physiological changes in your body. See ad, page 45.

Heal your mind, body and spirit with a Reiki Master, teacher and essential oils practitioner. Visit my blog at www.HelpingOthersHeal. See ad, page 8.


Wendy Van Duyne, RM BCIH 528 Howell Rd. Ste. 20 864-534-5718•Greenville


Jeanne Fowler, DVM 409 Old Buncombe Rd. 864-834-7334•Travelers Rest

Achieve wholeness of mind, body and spirit through Reiki and an integrative natural approach to wellness. Relax, rejuvenate and revive! See ad, page 28.

Over 30 years experience offering holistic and conventional veterinary medicine, homeopathy, Chinese herbals, orthopedic manipulation, prolotherapy, laser and stem cell therapy and pet boarding too. See ad, page 30.

27 S. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-242-4856•Greenville

We have all of the natural products that keep you and your family healthy all year long with a friendly, knowledgable staff. Check out our immune boosting vitamins, pet products, our extensive line of natural cosmetics, and much more. Stop in and start the new year healthy! See ad, back cover.


748 Old Mill Rd. 864-288-9843•Mauldin

If your water has a metallic taste or smells funny, you may need a water filtration or purification system. We are your source for pure water. Call us for a Free water anaylsis today! See ads, pages 13 and 15.


Dr. John Marone 647 S.E. Main St. 864-963-9304•Simpsonville

ChiroThin, doctor-supervised weight loss with homeopathic. Three years experience working with weight loss, 20+ years providing nutrition and chiropractic care. See ad, page 7.  


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300 JOHN ST. #3A 864-879-4004•Greer

We strive to appeal to each and every one of your senses with a variety of services including massage therapy, reflexology, hypnotherapy, Chios, intuitive, and spiritual counseling. See ad, page 48.


John Holland, Pharm.D. 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. D 864-855-2323•Easley

Thyroid, perimenopausal or menopausal iss u e s ? We specialize in custom compounding including bioidentical hormone replacement, and custom thyroid medication. Serving the community since 2006. We are your problem-solving specialists. See ad, page 49.



Kristi Ried Barton, E-RYT, MAYT 1440 Pelham Rd. Ste. G 864-354-2882•Greenville

Check our website for events, classes, retreats and workshops. Call for personal trainer sessions, therapeutic yoga, teacher training, life coaching and nutrition. Yoga Alliance School. See ad, page 62.


Karen Noonan, E-RYT, IAYT, RYS 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd. 864-325-6053•Greer

Be inspired by our warm and inviting atmosphere. We offer classes and services such as sunrise classes, classes for therapeutics/seniors, workshops, meditation and massage therapy. Series of 10 classes for $85. Class schedule available online. See ad, page 25.


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