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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.

18 HONORING

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EARTH DAY

Go Green at Parks and Other Community Events

19 HOUSEHOLD CLEANSE

Banish these Five Chemicals for a Domestic Detox by Gail Griswold-Elwyn

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24 PARK IT HERE Exploring America’s National Treasures by S. Alison Chabonais

26 GOING ELECTRIC Tech Advances May Drive Eco-Transportation Mainstream by Brita Belli

30 EATING ECOLOGY

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Daily Decisions Make a Difference by Judith Fertig

36 HEALING THE ECOSYSTEM WITHIN

A Conversation with Bioneers Co-Founder Nina Simons by Brita Belli

37 EARTH MUSIC Saving Nature’s Wild Symphony by Bernie Krause

38 DETECTING DISEASE

Liver and Adrenal Issues Share Symptoms by Dr. Shawn Messonnier

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IT’S TIME TO LOOK AND FEEL GREAT!

14 globalbriefs 16 ecotip 19 healingways 24 healthykids 26 greenliving 30 consciouseating 34 fitbody

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37 inspiration

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elcome to the 2013-2014 Natural Living Directory. Now that spring is in full bloom, how about investing in a physical, mental, and spiritual makeover! First, skip to page 10 and choose the category that best applies to your transformational needs. Then, joyfully browse the relevant businesses of the Upstate offering the product or service that you seek. It’s like the Yellow Pages— only a lot healthier. The directory issue is all about you improving you. The featured health briefs discuss topics ranging from how coffee has been linked to vision loss or the healing benefits of tumeric. Our feature article Honoring Earth Day: Go Green at Parks and Other Community Events, page 18, is jam packed with sustainable festivities to celebrate the importance of outdoor activities and environmental awareness. An easy way to start living a more sustainable lifestyle is to conserve gas. The eco-tip on page 16 provides easy cash saving tips for conserving gas, without relying on public transportation or car-pooling. The wonderful thing about the directory is that it can be used all year long. The green glossary neatly tucked away on page 22 can be used as a reference for eco-friendly terms. And, you’ll find that all of the articles in this issue are useful at anytime of the year. For instance, Eating Ecology: Daily Decisions Make a Difference, page 30, explains how good food choices can improve nutrition, the environment, cost savings and aid weight-loss. Also, the local produce and farm tour resource, page 32, showcase several yummy destinations for locally owned, locally grown food. Why rely on a Google search to suggest your new health care provider or health food store when there are affordable, friendly options right here in front of you? Whatever your fancy, it would be wise to have the directory handy before making any big blossoming decisions about your health and well-being.

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Welcome

to this special edition of the Natural Living Directory Throughout the year Natural Awakenings strives to bring you the latest information and resources available for natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living & creative expression. In order to serve you even better, we offer this special, convenient directory to keep at your fingertips all year long as a handy reference when searching for the things you need to live a healthier, more balanced life.

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categoryindex Accounting.......................................................................................... 41 Acupuncture....................................................................................... 41 ADD/ADHD.......................................................................................... 41 Akashic Records............................................................................... 42 Allergy/Nutrition.............................................................................. 42 Animal Rehab.................................................................................... 42 Anti-Aging.......................................................................................... 42 Aromatherapy.............................................................................42-43 Bio-Energetic Testing...................................................................... 43 Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy.................................................... 43 Boarding/Kennel............................................................................... 43 Bodywork...........................................................................................44 Bookstores.........................................................................................44 Brain Training....................................................................................44 Breathwork........................................................................................44 Business/Organizational Networking...........................................44 Childbirth..................................................................................... 44-45 Children’s Wellness.......................................................................... 45 Chiropractor...................................................................................... 45 Churches............................................................................................ 45 Coaching............................................................................................. 45 Colon Hydrotherapy.................................................................. 45-46 Compounding Pharmacy................................................................. 46 Cooking Classes................................................................................ 46 Counseling Services......................................................................... 46 Dentistry............................................................................................ 47 Emotional Freedom Technique...................................................... 47 Energy Work...................................................................................... 47 Facials/Skin Care........................................................................47-48 Feldenkrais........................................................................................48 Feng Shui/Interior Redesign.......................................................... 49 Fitness................................................................................................ 49 Fitness Equipment............................................................................ 50 Green Cleaning.................................................................................. 50

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Hair Salon/Spa.................................................................................. 50 Health Food Stores.....................................................................51-52 Health & Wellness Training............................................................. 52 Hypnotherapy.................................................................................... 52 Lab Testing........................................................................................ 52 Lymphatic Therapy.......................................................................... 52 Massage/Bodywork....................................................................52-54 Massage-Mobile................................................................................ 54 Mineral Makeup................................................................................. 56 Natural Foods.................................................................................... 56 Nutrition............................................................................................. 56 Nutritional Counseling..................................................................... 56 Pest Control....................................................................................... 57 Pet Supplies....................................................................................... 57 Physical Therapy.............................................................................. 57 Reflexology........................................................................................ 58 Reiki – Healing Touch....................................................................... 58 Restaurants....................................................................................... 58 Rolfing Structural Integration....................................................... 58 Senior Living...................................................................................... 58 Skin & Body Care.............................................................................. 59 Smoking Cessation........................................................................... 59 Stress Management......................................................................... 59 Tai Chi/Qigong.................................................................................. 59 Thai Massage..................................................................................... 59 Thermography................................................................................... 59 Veterinary Care................................................................................ 59 Vitamins & Supplements........................................................ 59 & 61 Water Filter & Purification Systems.............................................. 61 Weight Management......................................................................... 61 Whole Body Vibration....................................................................... 61 Wholistic Wellness Centers............................................................ 62 Women’s Health................................................................................ 62 Yoga/Pilates...................................................................................... 62


advertisersindex A Better Way Hypnotherapy............................................... 52,59,61 A Shear tHairapy Salon and Spa....................................... 47,52,53 Accountants 4 U LLC.................................................................. 13,41 Acupuncture of Greer................................................................. 25,41 Advanced Weight Loss & Wellness................................................ 61 Affordable Acupuncture..............................................................6,41 Akashic Records Consultant.......................................................... 42 All About Pets................................................................................... 59 All Natural Health & Beauty Center.................................. 30,50,51 An Inner View Counseling Services......................................... 19,46 Animal Rehab and Conditioning Center....................................... 42 Artios Academies................................................................................5 As the Page Turns............................................................................44 Auger Family Chiropractic......................................................7,45,61 Augusta Street Clinic................................................................ 43,49 Balance Solution.................................................. Inside Front Cover Beacon Sensory Learning.................................................... 39,41,44 Bell Lifestyle Products............................................................... 17,59 Beyond Talk Therapy................................................................. 23,46 Body Rhythm Massage.......................................................44, 53,59 Bonnie Tollison Personal Stress Management........................... 59 Bourg Chiropractic....................................................................... 4,45 Brain Balance of Greenville......................................................24,44 Brenda Baker..................................................................................... 56 Bridge to Wellness, LLC.................................................................. 45 Care for Mom...............................................................................44,50 Carolina Waterbirth................................................................... 44,48 Certified Coaches Federation........................................................ 23 Challenging Horizons Program......................................................44 Complete Healing & Wellness Center..................................... 54,62 Creative Health Anderson.............................................................. 42 Creative Health Greenville...................................... 41,46,52,53,56 Custom-Med Pharmacy................................................... 46,51,61,62 Daily Manufacturing......................................................................... 25 Dr. Cynthia Horner – Chiropractor................................................ 45 Earth FM 103.3.................................................................................. 57 Earth Fare - The Healthy Supermarket......................................... 51 Earthwise Pet Supply...................................................................... 57 Enhanced Living Chiropractic.................................................. 26,45 Equilibrium Zen Gym........................................................... 25,53,59 Everyday Glamour Girl Skin Care Clinic................................. 42,47 Everyday Organic............................................................................. 29 Feldenkrais Greenville.....................................................................48 Fine Redesigns............................................................................24,49 Foodie Dining Guide......................................................................... 29 Fortune Feng Shui............................................................................ 49 Franz Family Spinal Care.......................................................... 45,52 Garner’s Natural Life............................................ 43,61,Back Cover Goga Studios Greenville............................................3, 49, 50,61,62 Good to Go............................................................................. 29,30,58 Greco Responsible Cleaning..................................................... 20,50 Green to Clean.................................................................................. 50 Greenville Natural Health Center.................................10,41,48,54, Happy Cow Creamery...................................................................... 56 Hong Zhang, L. AC............................................................................. 41 InnerSpeech.................................................................................44,46 It’s Yoga Studio.......................................................................... 35,62 Kemp Chiropractic Center........................................................ 45,56 Learning Rx................................................................................... 21,44 Legacy Midwifery............................................................................. 45 Life Coaching Institute.............................................................. 33,45 LifeIt Café............................................................................... 29,31,58 Living Well Integrative Healthcare............................................7,43 Local Farm Page............................................................................... 32 Market for Life ............................................................................. 51,61 Marone Family Chiropractic.......................................... 43,45,54,61 Maui Meow Resort for Cats............................................................ 43

Merle Norman Cosmetics and Day Spa........................................ 59 Mickie Grist............................................................................46,48,56 NA Webstore............................................................................... 55,60 Nancy Lee’s Hair Art....................................................................... 50 Natural High Massage...................................................................... 54 New Day Physical Therapy....................................................... 56,57 Nu Aura Skin Spa & Salon...................................................48,50,56 Oma’s Healing Garden Wellness Center.................................46,58 On-Call Medical Healthcare Solutions.......................................... 52 Organic Pest Solutions.................................................................... 57 Oxygen Hair Studio.................................................................... 50,56 Palmer Distinctive Dentistry.................................................... 35,47 Palmetto Periodontics............................................................... 43,47 Perfect Balance Natural Health.................................................... 42 Pharmacy Innovations.......................................................... 43,46,61 Pure Barre Greenville...................................................................... 49 Qi Works Studio, LLC........................................................ 8,41,58,59 Runway Café................................................................................ 29,58 Sam Hwa Dang Acupuncture and Herbs Clinic............................ 41 Sitzmann Chiropractic..................................................................... 45 Skrip Shoppe...............................................................................46,48 Southern Om Hot Yoga................................................................... 62 Stillwind Ministries........................................................................6,46 Studio Rejuvenate...................................................................... 50,62 Summa Joe’s............................................................................... 29,58 Sustainable Upstate Network (SUN)............................................44 Swamp Rabbit Café and Grocery............................................. 29,51 Synergy Massage & Bodywork...................................................... 54 Synergize Wellness.................................................................... 47,52 Tender Touch Reflexology.............................................................. 58 The Center of Bliss............................................................................ 41 The Holistic Healer........................................................................... 54 The Lavender Farm Shop................................................................ 36 The Legacy of Anderson-Senior Living Community.................. 58 The Wild Radish.............................................................................31,51 Thermal Imaging of the Carolinas........................................... 49,59 Tortilla Maria............................................................................... 29,58 Trinity Allergy Relief & Wellness Center, LLC...................... 27,42 Unity Church of Greenville........................................................... 45 Upstate Rolfing Structural Integration....................................... 58 VBS Physical Therapy................................................................ 15,57 Watertech Inc...........................................................................13, 15,61 Whole Foods Market.................................................................. 33,52 Wickiser Family Chiropractic.................................................... 19,45 Yoga & Pilates Resource Guide..................................................... 33 Yogalicious........................................................................................ 62 Yoganize....................................................................................... 25,62

editorial calendar 2013 MAY

SEPTEMBER

plus: spring detox

plus: natural beauty aids

women’s wellness JUNE

inspired living

plus: men’s wellness JULY

food watch

plus: summer living AUGUST

rethinking cancer

plus: children’s health

fitness

OCTOBER

environment

plus: energy therapy NOVEMBER

personal growth plus: mindfulness DECEMBER

awakening humanity plus: holiday themes

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A Bus Pass to Green Well-Being

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here’s a way to simultaneously help both Planet Earth and one’s own health, report scientists from Imperial College London, in England. The researchers examined four years of data from the country’s Department for Transport National Travel Survey beginning in 2005, the year before free bus passes were available for people ages 60 and older. The study team found that those with a pass were more likely to walk frequently and take more journeys by “active travel”—defined as walking, cycling or using public transport. Staying physically active helps maintain mental well-being, mobility and muscle strength in older people and reduces their risk of cardiovascular disease, falls and fractures. Previous research by Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes published in The Lancet has shown that just 15 minutes of moderate daily exercise lowers the risk of death in people over 60 by 12 percent, and another study at Newcastle University found that 19 percent of Britain’s adults achieve their recommended amount of physical activity through active travel alone. Public health organizations in the UK believe that “incidental” exercise, such as walking to and from bus stops, may play a key role in helping seniors keep fit and reduce social exclusion.

Getting the Lead Out

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he U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently redefined the “action level” for lead exposure in children. Youngsters are now considered at risk and qualify for careful medical monitoring if they have more than five micrograms per deciliter of lead in their blood—half the previous threshold. Lead poisoning can cause cognitive and behavioral problems, and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends testing blood lead concentration levels at age 1 and again at 2, when concentrations peak. Most lead poisoning cases occur in substandard housing units, especially those with window frames still coated with lead-based paint banned since 1978. Families in dwellings built before 1950 should also be vigilant about lead. The Consumer Products Safety Commission cautions that home lead test kits sold online and at hardware stores may not be reliable enough to identify and remove sources of exposure. Professional contractors offer more accurate results. Children exhibiting blood lead levels above the new threshold are usually monitored, rather than treated with medications that carry serious risks. Once lead sources are removed, children’s blood lead levels typically return to a more normal range within weeks. The CDC confirms that rather than remedial treatment, the primary goal should be making sure children aren’t exposed to lead in the first place. Fortunately, the levels of most of America’s youngest children today are well below the revised action point, with average blood lead content of 1.8 micrograms, while school-age children, teenagers and adults face little risk.

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Coffee and Vision Loss Linked

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asing up on java consumption or switching to decaf may be a wise move for coffee lovers, according to a scientific paper published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. The study links heavy consumption of the caffeinated beverage to an increased risk of developing exfoliation glaucoma, a condition in which fluid builds up inside the eye and puts pressure on the optic nerve. This leads to some vision loss and in serious cases, total blindness. Researchers obtained data from 78,977 women from the Nurses’ Health Study and 41,202 men from the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study that focused on caffeinated coffee, tea and cola servings. They found that drinking three or more cups of caffeinated coffee daily was linked with an increased risk of developing the eye condition, especially for women with a family history of glaucoma. However, the researchers did not find associations with consumption of decaffeinated tea, chocolate or coffee. “Because this is the first [such] study, confirmation of the U.S. results in other populations would be needed to lend more credence to the possibility that caffeinated coffee might be a modifiable risk factor for glaucoma,” says Doctor of Science Jae Hee Kang, of the Channing Division of Network Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts. “It may also lead to research into other dietary or lifestyle risk factors.”


Turmeric Acts Against Cancer

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hroughout history, the spice turmeric has been a favored seasoning for curries and other Indian dishes. Its pungent flavor is also known to offer medicinal qualities—turmeric has been used for centuries to treat osteoarthritis and other illnesses because its active ingredient, curcumin, can inhibit inflammation. A new study led by a research team at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, in Munich, Germany, has shown that turmeric can also restrict the formation of metastases and help keep prostate cancer in check. The researchers discovered that curcumin decreases the expression of two pro-inflammatory proteins associated with tumor cells and noted that both prostate and breast cancer are linked to inflammation. The study further noted that curcumin is, in principle, suitable for both prophylactic use (primary prevention) and for the suppression of metastases in cases where an established tumor is already present (secondary prevention).

How Does Your Garden Glow?

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ardening can be a healthy pastime… as long as toxic tools aren’t involved. Researchers at the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Ecology Center recently tested nearly 200 garden essentials—especially hoses, hand tools, gloves and knee pads—for chemicals and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA), which are linked to birth defects, hormone imbalances, learning delays and other serious health problems. The researchers found that nearly two-thirds of the tested products contained levels of chemicals that concerned them greatly. Cautious gardeners should seek products that are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and lead-free, and follow good garden hose hygiene: Avoid drinking out of the hose, don’t leave it exposed to the sun (where water within the hose can absorb chemicals) and always flush it out before watering edible plants. Source: EcologyCenter.org

A Diet for Healthy Bones

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ge-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affect both genders. Now, the first randomized study, published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicates that consuming a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil may be associated with increased serum levels of osteocalcin, a protein that plays a vital role in bone formation. Earlier studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean basin, possibly due to the traditional Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, olives and olive oil. natural awakenings

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

Coyote Ugly

Critters Becoming New Urban Pioneers Stray dogs and feral cats in our cities may be supplanted by raccoons, foxes and coyotes if current trends continue. Even mountain lions and bears are unexpectedly showing up in urban landscapes. Evidence suggests that clashes between humans and other predators will increase and potentially intensify. Ohio State University Biologist Stan Gehrt stated, “The coyote is the test case for other animals,” at an EcoSummit 2012 conference in Columbus, Ohio. “We’re finding that these animals are much more flexible than we gave them credit for, and they’re adjusting to our cities.” Coyotes, commonplace around many metropolitan areas, don’t seem to mind the density, with some packs each confining themselves to a one-third-square-mile territory. Eradication efforts have sometimes faltered, partially because of public backlashes sympathetic to wild animals, plus a pattern in which new coyotes tend to quickly move into areas where other animals have been evicted. Gehrt poses the question, “Are we going to be able to adjust to them living with us or are we not going to be able to coexist?” Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Label GMOs

Whole Foods Supports Americans’ Right to Know Whole Foods Market has become the first company in the industry to decide that all products containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) in its U.S. and Canadian stores must be so labeled by 2018. “We support the consumer’s right to know,” said Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods Market, in announcing the policy. “The prevalence of GMOs in the United States, paired with nonexistent mandatory labeling, makes it very difficult for retailers to source non-GMO options and for consumers to choose non-GMO products.” Genetic engineering introduces changes in DNA structure—usually to increase crop yield, plant hardiness and aesthetic appeal, rather than improve nutritional content. Acknowledged downsides of artificially transferring genes into plants include substantial increases in the use of chemicals and genetic cross-contamination of fields. While major food companies funded the defeat of California’s Prop 37 calling for GMO labeling, 82 percent of Americans are pro-labeling, according to a recent poll by market research firm YouGov. On April 8, Americans will demand that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stop choosing Monsanto’s industrial interests over policy transparency and public health. Concerned citizens are beginning to take back America’s food system. Join the Eat-In for GMO Labeling, Stone Soup style, outside of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., April 8. Visit Occupy-Monsanto.com. 14

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Online Literacy

Students Learning to Adopt Internet Academics The findings of a survey of teachers conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, in collaboration with the College Board and the National Writing Project, show that the Internet has opened up a vast world of information for today’s students, but digital literacy skills need improvement. Three-quarters of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers say that the Internet and digital search tools have had a “mostly positive” impact on their students’ research habits, but 87 percent say these technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans, and 64 percent say they do more to divert students’ attention than to help them academically. The good news is that 99 percent of teachers in the study agree with the notion that, “The Internet enables students to access a wider range of resources than would otherwise be available,” and 65 percent agree that, “It makes today’s students more selfsufficient researchers.” Read the full report at Tinyurl.com/ TeenResearch.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. ~Bill Vaughan


Better Barters

Swapping Trash for Fresh Produce Mexico City’s innovative monthly Mercado del Trueque (barter market) in Chapultepec Park is a winning trifecta for citizens, local vegetable and plant vendors and the city’s secretariat of the environment. There, residents can exchange cardboard, paper, glass, aluminum, plastic bottles, electronic devices and other waste for paper chits that are redeemed at kiosks for vouchers worth points. The traders can then use the vouchers to buy tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, lemons and other produce from participating farmers from surrounding districts. Mexico produces 40 million tons of garbage annually, but only recycles about 15 percent. With this barter system, farmers have gained a new place to sell their produce and earn extra income, while the materials collected are processed for industrial reuse. Source: IPSNews.net

Nordic Order

Sweden Running Out of Garbage Sweden’s successful recycling program ensures that only 4 percent of the country’s waste ends up in landfills, while the other 96 percent is reused. But this means incinerators that burn waste to create heat and electricity are running short on fuel. As a solution, Sweden has recently begun to import about 800,000 tons of trash every year from other European countries, most of it from neighboring Norway, which finds it a cost-effective option. Find details at Tinyurl.com/SwedishWaste.

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. ~Native American Proverb

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Survival Alert

Gas Saver

Join America’s Start Saving Water Now Challenge America, like most of the rest of the world, is running short of fresh water. Our welfare depends on having annual access to 150 trillion gallons of fresh water for drinking, cleaning, growing food, making products and generating electricity. In every region of the country, the conservation and recycling of this vital resource is a key solution to achieving a sustainable future. “We can do better” is the urgent message of the 2013 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Last year, people in more than 1,000 cities took simple actions to save water and related energy expenditures, pledging to collectively reduce their water use by 4.7 billion gallons over one year. The Wyland Foundation, supported by the National League of Cities and the Environmental Protection Agency, are again sponsoring prizes for residents in the most “water-wise” cities, based on pledges to be made in April. Last year, $50,000 in awarded prizes included a Toyota Prius, Lowe’s gift cards and 1,200 water-saving fixtures. Sign on at WylandFoundation.org/mywaterpledge.

Superior Soil

Organic Farming Sustains Earth’s Richness Famed as the happiest country on Earth, the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is now aiming to become 100 percent organic, phasing out artificial chemicals in farming in the next 10 years. Agence France-Presse reports that Bhutan currently sends rare mushrooms to Japan, vegetables to up-market hotels in Thailand, its highly prized apples to India and red rice to the United States. Jurmi Dorji, of southern Bhutan’s 103-member Daga Shingdrey Pshogpa farmers’ association, says their members are in favor of the policy. “More than a decade ago, people realized that the chemicals were not good for farming,” he says. “I cannot say everyone has stopped using chemicals, but almost 90 percent have.” An international metastudy published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science that analyzed 74 studies on soils in fields under organic or conventional farming practices has found that over time, the carbon content in the organic fields significantly increased. For farmers everywhere, that means organic agriculture results in a richer, more productive soil, with plenty of humus, which is conducive to higher yields. Peter Melchett, policy director at Britain’s Organic Soil Association, says a primary benefit of a country becoming 100 percent organic is an assurance of quality to consumers that creates both an international reputation and associated market advantage. 16

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Keep Bucks in Your Pocket at the Pump When mass transit isn’t an option, drivers have many ways to save money by coaxing more miles per gallon (mpg) from their vehicle. It’s easy to adopt some simple driving and maintenance habits. Slow down. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), driving at 55 mph instead of 65 mph can improve gas mileage by as much as 15 percent. Reduce excess weight. An extra 100 pounds of nonessential cargo in a vehicle could reduce mpg by up to 2 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Properly inflate tires. The increased surface area of the rubber in soft tires meeting the road creates ongoing drag and a greater demand on the engine. Keep the engine tuned. Regularly check and refresh fluid levels, especially in colder regions where winter places additional stress on engine parts. While high-quality synthetic motor oil blends may protect the engine better than conventional oil, they don’t eliminate the need for regular oil changes, according to JiffyLube.com. The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence notes that one misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency by up to 30 percent. Avoid rapid accelerations and braking. The EPA estimates that about half of the energy needed to power a car is consumed during acceleration, and fuel economy can be improved by as much as 10 percent by avoiding unnecessary braking. Keep the engine air filter clean. According to AAA.com, a clogged filter strains performance. In some cars, the filter can be easily checked by the owner; or drivers may ask a technician to do so during regular tune-ups.


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activities.” That’s why the National Park Service annually sponsors more than 57,000 local school and park programs across the country, reaching 2.9 million students each year. More than 810,000 children also are participating in its Junior Ranger program. Many programs reflect First Lady Michelle Obama’s child wellness initiative, with the appropriate twist, “Let’s move outside.” This year’s National Park Week, from April 20 to 28, centered on Earth Day, will offer free weekday admission to all 398 national parks from April 22 to 26, adding 134 more historic sites, preserves, recreation areas and other sites to the usual 264 with no entrance fee. Earth Day’s 43rd anniversary celebrations throughout America and worldwide will encourage everyone to join in the next “billion acts of green,” aligned with the theme: The Face of Climate Change. “In the face of unprecedented occurrences of extreme weather, loss of species and pollution, it is clear that climate change is affecting our planet. We cannot afford to wait any longer to act,” advises the Earth Day Network, which posts many ideas for participating at EarthDay.org/takeaction. Find local park activities by state at nps.gov/findapark/event-search.htm or check a park’s website for upcoming programs. Following are other leading local events that will help citizens of all ages answer the call to go green.

Earth Day with the City of Greenville Monday, April 22 - 10am-2pm. Phone book drive at the North Greenville Recycling & Education Center, 514 Rutherford Rd. Includes refreshments, giveaways and information about their recycling programs and events.

Furman Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 20 - 1-6pm. Furman University, Amphitheater, Greenville. Celebration of Earth Day showcasing music, local foods, sustainability-related student initiatives and community organizations. Contact the Shi Center at 294-3655 for more information.

9th Annual Greer Earth Day Run & Fitness Festival Saturday, April 20 - 7:30am. Half marathon, 5k and 10k. Preregistration required. Free Kids Run. Fitness Festival includes a variety of exhibitors. For more information and to register, visit www.GreerEarthDayRun.com.

Greenville Tech Earth Day Event Thursday, April 11 - 10am-2pm. This free event is designed to encourage students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to be environmentally responsible. Join us at the Student Center Courtyard. For more info. call 250-8767. See you there! 

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mericans are collectively more aware and educated than just a few years ago about the range of environmental chemicals we inhale and ingest, yet most still live with dangerous substances in their homes,” according to Jen Loui. She is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-accredited professional in St. Louis and an industry expert who writes green curricula for high schools across the country. Guarding against pollution of indoor air is a good place to start; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked poor air quality among the leading environmental dangers, reporting links to many common health problems. Here’s how to rid the family home of the top five common household toxins.

Formaldehyde. Traces of this toxin, the same chemical used to embalm the deceased, pervade almost every room. “My clients are often shocked to learn that they likely ingest this toxic, cancer-causing chemical every day of their lives,” says P. Richelle White, a sustainable lifestyle coach and co-owner of Herb’n Maid, a green cleaning and concierge service in St. Louis. “Because formaldehyde is often an ingredient in everyday things like cosmetics, faux wood furniture and conventional cleaning products, they get a daily dose of it.”

Even at low levels, formaldehyde can cause eye, nose, throat and skin irritation; at its most malignant levels, it can cause severe allergic asthma, infertility and lymphoma, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Healthier choices: Switch to allnatural beauty products and cosmetics. At minimum, check that compressed wood fibers don’t use a formaldehydebased chemical as a binding agent; better yet, choose natural, reclaimed wood for interior surfaces and furnishings. Polyvinyl chloride. PVC is omnipresent and dangerous. Water bottles, nylon backpacks, pipes, insulation and vinyl tiles generally contain PVC, as well as almost anything waterproofed, such as baby changing mats and mattress covers. PVC usually contains plasticizers called phthalates, which are released over time; it also can chemically combine with other organic materials to produce toxic dioxin byproducts. According to Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), PVC byproducts and vapors are endocrine disruptors that can mimic or block hormones in the body. In addition, the EPA has linked PVC to serious respiratory problems, immune suppression and cancer. Healthier choices: Look for PVC-free plastics. When shopping for waterproofed

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items, choose those with coatings made from polyurethane or polyester. Phthalates. A 2007 report by the NRDC notes that 12 out of 14 common brands of household air fresheners and room sprays contain phthalates, which people regularly inhale primarily because these chemicals prolong the time that products maintain their fragrance. In studies conducted by the World Health Organization, researchers concluded that consistent exposure to phthalates could increase the risks for endocrine, reproductive and developmental problems. The majority of synthetic air fresheners were found to also emit significant amounts of terpene, a volatile organic compound (VOC) that can react with naturally occurring ozone to create formaldehyde. Healthier choices: Put boxes of baking soda in cabinets to absorb odors and scent interiors with all-natural oils and potpourri. Chlorine. According to the American Lung Association, most conventional cleaning products include some chlorine, with large concentrations in bleach.

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Inhalation of chlorine can irritate the respiratory system; prolonged exposure can lead to lung disease and asthma. Healthier choices: Purchase chlorine-free cleaning products, especially chlorine-free bleach. Or make inexpensive solutions of white, distilled vinegar mixed with a little lemon for scent for a multipurpose, multi-surface cleaner; try baking soda as a scrubbing powder.

glues and adhesives, permanent markers and photographic solutions. The EPA calculates that, “Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher [up to 10 times] indoors than outdoors.” Healthier choices: Look for VOC-free products and consider using organic clay paint, which has the added benefit of acting as an absorbent of toxic gases. Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, where the air quality can be two to five times (and even up to 100 times) more polluted than the air we breathe outside, according to the EPA. “A simple solution is to open windows for a portion of each day or night to let in fresh air,” advises Loui. Making these choices enables us to protect ourselves better at home.

Volatile organic compounds. VOCs are emitted as harmful gases by a wide array of products including paints, lacquers and paint strippers; cleaning supplies; pesticides; carpets and furnishings; office copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper; plus graphics and craft materials that include

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biological material, including plantderived fuels like ethanol and biodiesel, as well as methane, which is emitted from landfills and livestock manure management systems during the anaerobic (without oxygen) decomposition of organic material. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas when released to the environment, so recovery and combustion of methane to produce energy can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

nCarbon footprint: The total amount of carbon dioxide, the principal greenhouse gas, emitted over the full life cycle of a product or service. Also, stands for an individual’s or family’s total carbon dioxide contribution resulting from their activities, including energy use and vehicle driving habits. nCarbon

neutral: An entity or process that achieves a net zero carbon footprint by obviating or offsetting more carbon emissions than it produces.

Organic matter that will decompose into a nutrient-rich material under aerobic (with oxygen) conditions.

nEnergy-efficient: A system or product that uses a reduced amount of energy compared to one of comparable size and quality by using advanced technology and/or special design features. nEnergy Star: A joint program through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that sets energy efficiency guidelines for products, homes and businesses. (See EnergyStar.gov.) nFood miles: The distance food travels between its place of origin and consumption. nFossil fuels: Solid, liquid or gaseous fuels formed underground millions of years ago, by the decay and fossilization of dead organisms. The resulting fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas, are nonrenewable because they take millions of years to form. Burning fossil fuels releases pollutants into the atmosphere, including greenhouse gases that are altering the Earth’s carbon cycle and destabilizing the climate.

nCarbon offset: A carbon emissions re- nGlobal duction credit that represents investment in a project that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by funding clean energy projects, such as wind farms, which displace energy produced from polluting fossil fuels. Carbon offset credits are a way for individuals and businesses to offset the carbon emissions produced through daily activities.

nCarbon sequestration: A natural or engineered process that captures and stores carbon emissions to prevent their release into the atmosphere and help mitigate global warming. Natural sequestration occurs when forests, soil and oceans absorb CO2, release the oxygen and store the carbon. Non-natural processes involve capturing carbon emissions from industrial processes and pumping them deep underground for long-term storage. n CFL:

Stands for compact fluorescent lamp. A screw-based CFL is an energyefficient alternative to a standard incandescent bulb. CFLs use about one quarter of the energy of a standard bulb while producing the same light (lumens) and lasting up to ten times as long.

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nGreen building: An approach to site selection, building orientation, design and construction that minimizes a structure’s impact on the environment. Green building considerations include minimizing site disturbance and construction waste; employing renewable technologies for heating, cooling and electrical systems; and incorporating sustainable, recycled, low-water and energy-efficient materials and products. nGreenhouse gases: Gases that allow solar radiation to enter the Earth’s atmosphere and warm its surface, but prevent thermal radiation from escaping from the atmosphere, thereby contributing to global warming. Greenhouse gas emissions come primarily from the combustion of fossil fuels to produce energy. nGreenwashing: A deliberate attempt by a business or entity to mislead the public into believing a product, service,

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nHybrid (vehicle): A vehicle that combines two energy sources to power a car—the most popular being hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) in which a gaspowered engine and a battery-powered electric motor work in tandem to decrease fuel consumption. nLED:

An acronym for light-emitting diode: An extremely energy-efficient, long-life light source.

n LEED:

An acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design; a green building certification program developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. This nationwide program provides guidelines for residential and commercial construction projects aimed at improving energy savings, water efficiency and indoor environmental quality, reducing CO2 emissions and heightening stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. (Visit usgbc.org.)

n Locavore: A person who eats only locally grown and raised food in order to support local economies, sustainable agriculture and independent farms. nOrganic: In the United States, a product that has been produced in accordance with the Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program, which sets national standards for the production, handling, and processing of organically grown agricultural products. Organic growing methods and inputs serve to enhance the ecological balance of natural systems. For example organic producers conserve soil and water, use renewable resources and grow food without the use of toxic and persistent pesticides and fertilizers. (See ams.usda.gov/NOP.) nPassive cooling: The use of building and

design strategies to cool structures with no refrigeration systems and little or no mechanical assistance. Passive cooling strategies include low or high thermal mass materials (depending on nighttime temperatures), shading, reflecting, natural ventilation and evaporative cooling.

nPlug-in hybrid: A plug-in hybrid elec-

tric vehicle (PHEV), like an HEV, has both an electric and gas-powered motor. Unlike HEVs, the PHEV will run entirely in electric mode until the electric charge expires, at which time a gas backup engine is started. Once returned to the garage,


a PHEV can be plugged into a standard electrical outlet and recharged.

nRecycle: The act of diverting objects from the waste stream for the purpose of turning them into useful raw material that can be used to create new products and materials. Recycling is a closed loop process; materials that are diverted from the waste stream must be bought back by consumers in a successive product form. n Reduce: The act of making deliberate reductions in consumption levels in several areas (e.g. energy, water, packaging, consumer goods, etc.) to conserve resources, reduce pollution and avoid waste. nReuse: The act of finding continuous uses for objects and materials in order to extend their useful life or substituting pre-owned durable goods for newly manufactured items. nRenewable energy: Energy generated from renewable resources is unlimited or rapidly replenished and therefore, cannot be exhausted. Includes power generated from wind, sunlight, water flow, biomass and geothermal heat. nSmart growth: Thoughtful land development designed to achieve a number of environmental and quality-of-life goals such as reducing auto dependence; preserving wilderness areas and farmland; and restoring community through pedestrian-oriented, mixed-used developments. nSustainable: A way of doing something that maintains resource renewability and environmental health over time to meet both present and future needs. nTree free: Paper products made from non-wood fibers, including plants (hemp, kenaf, cotton), agricultural waste (wheat straw, bagassee, flax, pinzote, coffee leaves) and recycled materials (old money, textile scraps). n VOC: Volatile

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of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley, among America’s least-visited parks, in contrast to the most-visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park, straddling Tennessee and North Carolina. Whether witnessing Kodiak Island bears, Hawaiian volcanoes or Everglades’ alligators, their overarching mission was to visit every major park before Tanner embarked for college. The family’s National Park Service Passport already has 57 stamps secured during school holidays and summer vacations, timed to prime park seasons and complemented by destination photos. “It’s easy to talk about the big moments, but you can have a memorable time in any park,” says Lisa, from appreciating the beauty of a boardwalk to boarding a ferry for an island picnic. “Getting back to basics has been really good for our family, part of the glue that binds us together.” She says her growing children learned to be brave and patient, help fellow travelers and be happy without cell phones. “We moved away from immediate gratification to focusing on a greater good,” remarks Lisa. “We enjoy interacting and doing simple things together.” The family assesses its national parks tour as affordable, accessible and affecting how they experience life as a software engineer (Scott), physical education teacher (Lisa) and student athletes (Tanner and Peyton). They are pleased to be counted among the innumerable national park visitors that have benefited since the inception of what Ken Burns’ video series characterizes as America’s Best Idea. Lisa sums it up: “You don’t have to do it as big as we did to get big out of it.” S. Alison Chabonais is the national editor of Natural Awakenings. natural awakenings

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GOING ELECTRIC Tech Advances May Drive Eco-Transportation Mainstream by Brita Belli

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ith the opening of three new Supercharger stations for its luxury Model S on the East Coast last January, electric carmaker Tesla now operates a total of nine stations serving its electric sedan owners between San Francisco and Los Angeles and between Boston and Washington, D.C. That same month, Nissan announced plans to add 500 public stations for electric vehicle (EV) fast-charging, which provide 80 percent of a charge in less than 30 minutes, tripling the number of such stations by mid-2014, including the first ones in our nation’s capital. It also aims to increase the presence of charging stations at workplaces.

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These steps in the growth in infrastructure are easing Americans’ transition from gas-powered to electric and hybrid cars. Already, more than 7,000 public charging stations dot the country, from Custer, Washington, to Key West, Florida (plan a route at Tinyurl.com/MobileChargingStations). Meanwhile, most EV owners simply charge up at home.

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to lease, opportunities to try out the fun, sporty car are at a premium. These models offer considerable fuel efficiency, easy charging and even apps to check their charge, yet eco-vehicles continue to represent a fraction of overall car sales. In a 2012 report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration noted that fewer than 10,000 EVs were sold in 2011. While sales of all-electric vehicles improved slightly in the first half of 2012, dealers saw nowhere near the major jump produced by plug-in hybrids like the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius. Obstacles to a stronger EV sales upswing include purchase price, charging time and driver anxiety about range. “The battery is a big reason the cars are expensive,” says Jim Motavalli, author of High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug in the Auto Industry. “More public charging is coming,” he adds, “but it doesn’t matter as much as a cheaper upfront cost and longer range—200 miles plus—instead of the standard 100 now.”

Mass Transit

Almost any form of public transportation can run on alternative power—electricity or natural gas, propane, biodiesel or hydrogen. “The big hurdle,” says Motavalli, “is having enough stations to rival the 160,000 conveniently located gas stations we already have.” Biodiesel buses have been in use for several years at locations like Colorado’s Aspen resorts and Harvard University. Musicians Willie Nelson and Jack Johnson each rely on a biodiesel tour bus. Many school buses—including those in Charleston, West Virginia; Medford, New Jersey; and San Diego, California—have been converted to


biodiesel, significantly reducing the toxic emissions and particulate matter children breathe in at bus stops. Some school systems in Michigan and New York use hybrid-electric buses. Vehicle fleets are also joining the greening trend. Kansas City, Missouribased Smith Electric Vehicles already produces all-electric, zero-emission trucks for Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Staples and the U.S. Marines. The need for regular recharging, a former obstacle for deploying electric buses for public transportation, has been cleared by Utah State University’s (USU) Aggie Bus. The groundbreaking, all-electric bus has a plate that draws off electricity across an air gap when it pauses over another plate installed at a bus stop. In mid-2013, WAVE, Inc., the university’s offshoot company behind the project, will launch a commercial on-campus demonstration in partnership with the Utah Transit Authority, via a 40-foot-long transit bus and 50 kilowatts of wireless power transfer. Such wireless technology could also revolutionize electric-car recharging. “EV owners and operators will now be able to simply drive over a pad in

in Germany in January 2013. The International Energy Agency’s 2012 EV City Casebook reports that, “Electric vehicles represent one of the most promising technology pathways for cutting oil use and CO2 on a per-kilometer basis. The experiences of urban drivers and the pioneering policies of local governments can help accelerate the transition to clean and sustainable mobility.” the ground to recharge their batteries, the benefits of which reach far beyond convenience,” says Robert T. Behunin, Ph.D., USU vice president of commercialization and regional development. Regarding greening travel by train, Europe is leagues ahead of America; half its trains are now electric. A new regenerative braking system being developed by Deutsche Bahn and Tognum could turn all trains into hybrids. Its innovative drive system converts the kinetic energy produced during braking into usable electrical energy, reducing emissions and saving up to 25 percent in fuel consumption. The first such converted hybrid train testing the technology began carrying passengers

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“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 31.

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.

21 Airport Rd. Ext. 864-991-8488 www.RunwayCafeGMU.com

Watch airplanes takeoff and land while dining on homemade soups, salads, burgers and more! Vegetarian options. Conference room and hangar available for large groups and private parties.

SWAMP RABBIT CAFE & GROCERY

205 Cedar Lane Road 864-255-3385 www.SwampRabbitCafe.com

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.

TORTILLA MARIA

115 Pelham Rd. 864-271-0742 www.TortillaMaria.com

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

TAYLORS GOOD TO GO 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Eastgate Village

864-244-2733

www.Facebook.com/GoodToGoJuiceBar

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 30.

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~Margaret Mead

Eating Ecology Daily Decisions Make a Difference by Judith Fertig

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onsuming food has such an enormous ripple effect that making small changes, one meal at a time, can reap big benefits. How we choose, prepare, cook, serve and preserve our food can improve nutrition, weight loss, cost savings and the environment.

change of diet is a win-win for him and the environment. For a wake-up call on how our food choices affect the planet, the Center for Science in the Public Interest offers a short quiz at Tinyurl.com/EatingGreenCalculator.

Decide What to Eat

Identify Good Sources

Choosing what we eat is critical. New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman believes that no food is absolutely off limits because, “It’s all in the way we use these things.” Yet, he adds, “The evidence is clear. Plants promote health.” For the past few years, Bittman has experimented with eating vegan for breakfast and lunch, and then indulging at dinner. “It’s just one model of a new way of eating,” he says, “but it makes sense on many levels. By eating more plants, fewer animals and less processed food, I’ve lost 30 pounds and my cholesterol and blood sugar levels are normal again.” When a friend sent him a 21stcentury United Nations study on how intensive livestock production causes more greenhouse gas emissions than driving a car, Bittman realized how a 30

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“One of the most ecologically conscious things you can do to make a great meal is prepare it with food that you grew yourself,” says New Yorkbased lifestyle writer Jen Laskey, who blogs at Frugaltopia.com. “Plant a small vegetable garden and a few fruit trees in your yard or join a local community garden. Even sprouting an herb garden on a windowsill will make a difference; plus, everyone in your household will appreciate the choice in fresh seasonings.” Kansas City Star journalist Cindy Hoedel suggests planting parsley, basil, dill and other herbs every three to six weeks in eggshells in a sunny window after the outdoor growing season for a year-round tasty harvest. When shopping, renowned activist, author and eco-stylist Danny Seo, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, sug-


gests bringing along reusable shopping bags and choosing local foods when possible, plus sustainable seafood and free trade, organic and hormone-free foods. The Socially Responsible Agricultural Project offers more eco-shopping tips, such as carpooling grocery trips and avoiding products with more than five ingredients, at Tinyurl.com/ShopHealthier.

Prepare and Serve Righteously “On average, each person throws about $600 worth of food into the trash every year because of spoilage,” says Seo. Instead of rinsing food before storing, which causes more spoilage, he recommends cleaning it right before meal preparation. Buying what’s in season (and thus less expensive) makes sense, advises Hoedel. “When you find fresh produce on sale, buy it in large quantities and boil it (one to five minutes, depending on how long the regular cooking time is), and then freeze it in glass containers. This saves money and plastic packaging waste.” Hoedel also likes to store lemon wedges, chopped onions and other leftovers in small glass jars instead of plastic bags. Seo suggests using real dinnerware, glasses and utensils instead of disposable products. For a touch of elegance, take the advice of travel expert Kathy Denis, of Leawood, Kansas. “Adopt the traditional French practice

of using—and reusing—a cloth napkin all week, or until it is too soiled to use,” she recommends. “Family members like to have a personal napkin ring. Each napkin gets shaken out and then rolled up in the ring for use at another meal.” “Saving leftovers in the freezer helps keep it full (which helps it run more efficiently) and ensures future meals that require minimal energy to prepare,” advises Seo. Hoedel’s zero-waste tips, shared via Twitter, include making and freezing lots of end-of-season pasta sauce with tomatoes, peppers and basil. Food can also be canned or pickled. Seattle cookbook author Kim O’Donnel, who founded Canning Across America and is known for her meatless recipes, says, “My only regret about canning is that I waited so long. Learning how to extend the season of my favorite fruits and vegetables in a jar is one of the most gratifying and useful skills I’ve acquired as an adult.” As green eating habits add up, Bittman says he enjoys… “a bit of self-satisfaction knowing that, by an infinitesimal amount, I’m reducing the pace of global warming. And I’m saving money by buying more ‘real’ food and less meat and packaged junk.” Award-winning cookbook author Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood AndLifestyle.blogspot.com.

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns have roses. ~Alphonse Karr

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Local Produce & Farm Tour Resources

Treat your locavore palate to garden-fresh produce at any of these local markets, join a CSA*, or visit area farms to see who grows your food and where it comes from.

COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE CLEMSON ORGANIC FARM Clemson University Calhoun Field Laboratory 190 Field Station Dr, Clemson University 864-656-6644 or 864-933-6742 www.clemson.edu/sustainableag/ (Wed. 3:30-6:30pm Spring to Fall)

BELUE FARMS 3773 Parris Bridge Rd. 864-578-0446•Boiling Springs www.BelueFarms.com (Open Mon.-Sat.- 8am-6pm)

HAPPY COW CREAMERY 330 McKelvey Rd. 864-243-9699•Pelzer www.HappyCowCreamery.com (Mon. -Fri. - 9am-7pm, Sat. 9am-5pm)

GREENBRIER FARMS 772 Hester Store Rd. 864-855-9782•Easley www.GreenbrierFarms.com (Onsite store, Friday’s 1-6pm, May-October)

MINI MIRACLES FARM

HURRICANE CREEK FARMS 220 Moores Mill Rd. 864-933-1343•Pelzer www.HurricaneCreekFarms.com (Thurs.1-6pm, Fri. & Sat. 9am-6pm)

708 Old Rutherford Rd 864-438-7147•Taylors www.MiniMiraclesFarmSC.com

SPLIT CREEK FARM

(Tues.11am-7pm, Thurs. & Sat 10am-2pm and by appointment.)

3806 Centerville Rd 864-287-3921•Anderson www.SplitCreek.com (Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-6pm, Sunday 2-5pm)

PARSON PRODUCE

TIMBEROCK

404-452-4321•Clinton www.ParsonProduce.com (Sat. Greenville Downtown Market May thru July) (3rd Wed. Earth Market, NoMa Square, 220 N. Main St, Greenville) (May 15- Sept. 18)

FARMS AND FARM TOURS BAREFOOT FARMS OF BELTON 293 Murphy Rd 864-380-2002 or 864-338-0010•Belton www.BarefootOrganic.com (Open 9am-7pm Daily)

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(@ Hopkins Farm) 3717 Fork Shoals Rd. 864-907-0529•Simpsonville www.TimberockAtHopkinsFarm.com (Saturday Egg Sales)

WALKER CENTURY FARMS 110 Walker Rd. 864-226-2668•Anderson www.WalkerCenturyFarms.com

(Roadside market Fri. and Sat. 2-5pm, Opens May 18)

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FARMERS’ MARKETS FOUNTAIN INN FARMERS’ MARKET 105 Depot St. 864-275-8801•Fountain Inn www.FountainInn.org/farmers-market1 (Sat. 8am-Noon – June 1- Sept. 28)

HUBCITY FARMERS’ MARKET 298 Magnolia St. 864-585-0905•Spartanburg www.HubCityFM.org

(Sat.11am-1pm-May 11-Nov.9) Morgan Square) (Wed.11am-1pm–June 5-Sept.25)

SLOW FOOD UPSTATE EARTH MARKET Noma Square, 220 N. Main St.

864-289-0103•Greenville www.SlowFoodUpstate.com (3rd Wednesday 3-7pm. May-September) (Holiday Markets, Nov 23 and Dec 14)

WHOLE FOODS LOCAL FARMERS’ MARKET

1140 Woodruff Rd. (Whole Foods Market parking lot) 864-335-2300•Greenville www.WholeFoodsMarket.com/stores/greenville

(Tues.10am-2pm, May 7 thru Oct. 1)


The Upstate Yoga & Pilates Resource Guide GREENVILLE

www.GreenvilleIndoorRowing.com 1440 Pelham Rd. Ste. G 864-354-2882 – Greenville www.ItsYogaStudio.com

404 N. Pleasantburg Dr. Greenville 864-845-3438 or 864-420-9839 www.QiWorksStudio.com

5th Annual “Row-ga!” at Greenville Indoor Rowing

576-A Woodruff Rd. - Greenville 864-281-1505 or 864-901-3776 www.GreenvilleIndoorRowing.com

Every Tuesday! May 7 Oct 1 10am to 2 pm

1140 Woodruff Road Greenville • 864-329-1114 www.southernom.com

in our parking lot 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd. 864-325-6053 – Greer www.Yoganize.com

SPARTANBURG

SOUL FLOW YOGA

2811 Reidville Rd., Ste. 12 864-609-7689 – Spartanburg www.SoulFlowYogi.com

1040 Fernwood-Glendale Rd., Ste.58 864-583-3335 Spartanburg www.ZenGardenYoga.com

1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville • 864.335.2300 • wholefoodsmarket.com

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only for the unknown, but for the unknowable, as well,” explains Greg Glassman, founder of CrossFit. Due to its nonspecific nature, this approach may not be best for an athlete focusing exclusively on one sport. “While it may not help you become an elite marathoner, this can be an effective training regimen for those interested in broad-based, functional fitness,” advises Bob LeFavi, Ph.D., a certified strength and conditioning specialist, senior coach for USA Weightlifting and professor of sports medicine at Armstrong Atlantic State University, in Savannah, Georgia. The program requires disciplined workouts three to five days a week in an intense circuit format with little rest. This allows the practitioner to finish in five to 30 minutes, depending upon his or her current fitness level and the day’s plan.

Nuts and Bolts

CROSSFIT WORKOUTS Expect Whole-Body Functional Fitness by Michael R. Esco

CrossFit, a strength and conditioning program used by the military over the past decade, is growing in popularity with recreational athletes.

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hile most traditional exercise plans target a specific area of fitness—like jogging for cardiovascular health or weightlifting for strength—CrossFit focuses on all of them by combining many types of exercise. A typical mixture might include weightlifting, gymnastics, aerobics and explosive plyometrics, energetic and fast-acting movements that improve strength and speed. The goal is to enable the body to respond to many different and sometimes competing stimuli. “CrossFit training prepares the body not

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A free Workout of the Day (WOD) is posted daily on CrossFit. com. WODs generally involve exercises using combinations of Olympic weights, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, gymnastic rings, climbing ropes, jump ropes and rowing machines. Bodyweight-only exercises such as push-ups, sit-ups and pull-ups are commonly included. Most WODs are named for women or fallen military heroes. Here are a few examples. Cindy – as many rounds as possible of five pull-ups, 10 push-ups and 15 bodyweight squats within 20 minutes Angie – 100 pull-ups, 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups and 100 bodyweight-only squats with in-between breaks Murph – a one-mile run, followed by 100 pull-ups, 200 push-ups, 300 bodyweight squats and another one-mile run; advanced athletes do it all wearing a 20-pound vest The objective is to beat one’s own overall best time with each workout. “CrossFit training is unique in that it rarely schedules rest periods, unless specified as part of the WOD,” says Brian Kliszczewicz, a CrossFit researcher and Ph.D. student of exercise physiology at Auburn University, in Alabama. “Your fitness level will determine the length, intensity and duration of each WOD.” Kliszczewicz’ recent research found that CrossFit subjects expended more than 250 calories on average during 20 minutes of the Cindy workout. Any WOD can be done at home with the proper equipment, a base level of physical fitness and knowing how to properly execute each exercise. Consulting with a coach can help; be sure to ask for credentials and references, including education and experience in sports science and conditioning. Glassman also suggests visiting one of 5,000 CrossFit affiliates worldwide; warehouse-like facilities that are unlike traditional fitness centers in that they don’t have lots of machines. Instead, the only equipment available is what’s necessary for conducting WODs. Workouts are completed in groups, with participants usually performing the same exercises, directed by a CrossFit coach trained to observe individual technique. Because athletes like to compete with themselves and others, they can post their personal bests for each WOD on the CrossFit website.


“Your fitness level will determine the length, intensity and duration of each WOD.” Kliszczewicz’ recent research found that CrossFit subjects expended more than 250 calories on average during 20 minutes of the Cindy workout.

Injury Risk Professor Henry N. Williford, EdD, a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and department head of Physical Education and Exercise Science at Auburn University at Montgomery, cautions, “Make sure the staff at a CrossFit affiliate is appropriately trained to deal with emergencies; at a minimum, they should be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.” Let the coach know of any discomfort or pain during a workout. As an intense workout progresses, many CrossFit exercises can be performed as one is becoming increasingly tired, increasing the risk of injury to a joint or muscle. Beginners, seniors and anyone out of shape or with a previous injury or health condition needs to take additional precautions; basic guidelines for physical activity are published by the American College of Sports Medicine at Tinyurl.com/BasicExerciseGuidelines. It’s important to start slow and gradually increase the intensity of workouts. “Personal safety is always a major factor that must to be considered when selecting any exercise regimen,” remarks Williford. Requirements for starting to practice CrossFit exercises include a base level of sufficient physical strength to handle the demands, which may be achieved by first following a less intense plan. Always check with a physician before starting any exercise program. Michael R. Esco, Ph.D., is an associate professor of exercise science versed in sports medicine and director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Auburn University at Montgomery, AL. natural awakenings

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a better way of thinking?

Healing the Ecosystem Within A Conversation with Bioneers Co-Founder Nina Simons by Brita Belli

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ioneers are innovators from all walks of life, seeking to make the world a better place in ways that respect the Earth and all of its inhabitants. Their organization, considered a “network of networks,” connects people and ideas through their annual National Bioneers Conference, local community action groups and original multimedia productions, including the award-winning “Revolution from the Heart of Nature” radio series. Bioneers co-founder Nina Simons, co-editor of Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, talked with Natural Awakenings about the role each of us plays today in creating a more sustainable tomorrow.

How can we be hopeful about the state of the Earth? I feel that we each need to cultivate a balanced view. It’s important to hold what I call a “both/ and” awareness, which recognizes how seriously our planet’s life support systems are compromised and how intensive the demand is for us to engage in reversing their deterioration. At the same time, I remain deeply hopeful, because so many people are awakening to the urgency of the issues we face and many more are now mobilizing to act in positive ways.

Does this mean that you see a societal shift toward

Our state of mind is directly affected by where we place our attention. If our primary source of information is mainstream media, then it’s easy to feel depressed and hopeless. Each of us would benefit from limiting our daily media intake, because it influences our inner story and impacts how we nourish our psyches, stories and visions. One of the greatest medicines for despair is action. When we act on behalf of what we love and those in need, it can help restore gratitude, a sense of faith and a more balanced view. That’s why natural disasters often elicit the best kinds of responses human beings can offer: compassion, empathy and a desire to generously contribute to solutions.

To what extent does healing the Earth depend on healing ourselves? We co-created the current political, economic, energy, industrial and food production systems based on competition and hierarchies that are wreaking havoc on Planet Earth and on our collective quality of life and future survival. As long as we participate in them, we perpetuate them. We have an immense opportunity to reinvent our selves and society’s systems right now. Our culture conditions us to be hard on ourselves, judging and comparing our talents and actions while often valuing ourselves primarily based

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on our work or relationships. To be the most effective change agents we can be, I believe we need to reverse these patterns and learn to consider ourselves and all of life as sacred and inherently worthy of love. One of the most powerful things each of us can do at this pivotal point is to claim full responsibility for our inner “story-scape”—to shift our personal story about the impacts we’re capable of having, what our capacity for action really is and how bringing ourselves in service to life at this moment can be meaningful, joyful and effective.

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Isn’t there often a conflict between what people believe and what they do?

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We each contain a complex ecosystem within us. The more we can become conscious of cultivating ourselves to be authentically and fully in heartfelt service to what we love, the better we can show up on behalf of the Earth and the people and creatures with whom we share it as home.

Do you see women playing a particular role in this transformation? While every person is a unique mix of both masculine and feminine qualities, I think that women as a whole have a deeply embedded coding that inclines us to be especially strong in caring, compassion and collaboration. As leadership capacities, I believe these three—and connecting across differences—may be among the most essential to resilience. Our future as a species will clearly benefit from more women finding their voice, truth and connections to power. The more women that can articulate their individual experiences in support of an inclusive collective vision, the more we can begin to tip our institutions, culture and the men we love to increasingly value these “feminine traits,” which I refer to as relational intelligence. For a long time, we have perpetuated a fatally flawed culture that has put intellect first. It’s past time that we all put the wisdom of our hearts, bodies and intuition first, with intellect in a supporting role. Freelance writer Brita Belli is the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine. Connect at BritaBelli.com.

Earth Music Saving Nature’s Wild Symphony by Bernie Krause

e may be drawn to the sounds of waves or woodland streams or beguiled by the subtle winds and creature voices of the desert or mountains. Whatever captures our imagination, as we actively listen, something in a wild animal’s repertoire will cause us to catch our breath. Nature teems with a vigorous resonance that is as complete and expansive as it is delicately balanced. Every place on the planet populated by plants and wild animals is a concert hall, with a unique orchestra performing an unmatched symphony. Each resident species possesses its own preferred sonic bandwidth—to blend or contrast—akin to how stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments stake out acoustic territory in an orchestral masterpiece. Into Earth’s daily round are embedded the dawn and daytime, evening and nighttime choruses. Whatever the purpose of a creature’s aural signal— mating, protecting territory, capturing food, group defense, play or social contact—it must be audible and free from human acoustical interference if the species is to successfully function. During the last half of the 20th century, I recorded the wild sounds of more than 15,000 species and 4,500 hours of natural ambience. Nearly 50 percent of these land, sea and sky habitats have since then become seriously compromised, if not biophonically silent. The loss of representative habitats due to human presence and noise has resulted in declines in the density and diversity of creatures large and small that contribute to healthy natural soundscapes. Fortunately, in the absence of human habitation, these places can

become lively again. Fellow British soundscape ecologist Peter Cusack wrote of the restoration of wildlife 20 years after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in the Ukraine: “Animals and birds absent for many decades— wolves, moose, white-tailed eagles, black storks—have moved back, and the Chernobyl [human] exclusion zone is now one of Europe’s prime wildlife sites. The species-rich dawn chorus is one of Chernobyl’s definitive sounds… its nighttime concerts equally spectacular.” In 1968, 45 percent of the oldgrowth forests in the contiguous United States were still standing; by 2011 it was less than 2 percent. Before the forest echoes die, we may want to step back for a moment and listen carefully to the chorus of the natural world where rivers of sound flow, ranging from crickets, frogs and insects to wrens, condors, cheetahs, wolves— and us. Otherwise we are denying ourselves the fullest experience of that which is essential to our spiritual and psychological health. The whisper of every leaf and creature’s song implores us to love and care for the delicate tapestry of the biophony that was the first music our species ever heard. It told us that we are part of a single, fragile biological system; voices in an orchestra of many, with no more important cause than the celebration of life itself. Adapted excerpt from The Great Animal Orchestra, by Bernie Krause, used with permission of Little, Brown and Company. Listen in at WildSanctuary. com and learn more at NatureSounds. org and WorldListeningProject.org.

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DETECTING

DISEASE

Liver and Adrenal Issues Share Symptoms   by Dr. Shawn Messonnier

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drenal and liver diseases can commonly plague pets, with adrenal problems occurring more often in dogs but routinely misdiagnosed, and liver disease more frequently present in cats.  

Liver Disease

Adrenal Disease

 Adrenal issues, especially common in middle-aged and older canines, can refer to Addison’s disease or Cushing’s disease—signifying decreased or increased adrenal function, respectively— and are commonly misdiagnosed as liver disease.   Addison’s disease, although not prevalent, is often incorrectly diagnosed because its symptoms of reduced appetite, vomiting, diarrhea and weakness are shared with most other

This inclusive term is used to describe any disorder of the liver. In both dogs and cats, common causes include toxins, infections, metabolic problems and tumors. In cats, infections and fatty liver disease are more likely, while dogs more often experience infections and tumors. Clinically affected “In my veterinary pets are usually anorectic (not eating) and lethargic; in severe cases, jaundice practice, pets with may occur. elevated levels of   Conventional therapies depend to enzymes indicating liver or some extent on the cause, but in genadrenal disease are always eral, antibiotics and hospitalization for fluid therapy and forced feeding, often treated with natural through a stomach tube, are necesremedies first. In most sary to give the pet the best chances of cases, this treatment recovering. Pets with liver cancer are usually diagnosed too late to be a canis effective and didate for surgery, unless only one liver conventional lobe is involved, or chemotherapy. medication is not   More gentle natural therapy often results in curing the condition, even needed.” in later stages, depending upon the ~ Dr. Shawn Messonroot cause. The herb milk thistle is nier well known for its ability to heal liver damage. B vitamins, as well as the nutritional supplements comprising S-adenosylmethionine (SAMe) and phosphatidylcholine, may also be effective treatments.   Upstate South Carolina | www.UpstateNA.com 38

diseases. Blood testing can be helpful, but is not always definitive.   Cushing’s disease is a more common problem. Signs mimic diabetes and kidney disease, including increases in appetite, thirst and urination. Accurate diagnosis requires specialized blood tests and abdominal sonograms. Conventional treatment for either disease involves lifelong medication. Natural therapies that work to prevent and alleviate such ailments may involve adrenal glandular supplements, milk thistle and herbs such as licorice (for Addison’s disease) or ginseng and magnolia bark (for Cushing’s disease). Regular laboratory testing is important for a pet to allow for early diagnosis and treatment of potentially life-threatening diseases. If a pet develops liver or adrenal disease, combining conventional therapies with natural remedies usually results in successful treatment of the condition. Shawn Messonnier, a doctor of veterinary medicine practicing in Plano, TX, is the award-winning author of The Natural Health Bible for Dogs & Cats and Unexpected Miracles: Hope and Holistic Healing for Pets. Visit PetCare Naturally.com.


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Glossary Acupressure: Based on the same system as acupuncture, but fingers and hands are used, instead of stimulation with needles, in order to restore the balanced flow of the body’s life energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). This force moves through the body along 12 energy pathways, or meridians, which practitioners unblock and strengthen. Common styles of acupressure include Jin Shin, which gently holds at least two points at once for a minute or more, and Shiatsu, which applies firm pressure to each point for three to five seconds. Acupuncture: An ancient Oriental technique that stimulates the body’s ability to sustain and balance itself, based on the theory that an electromagnetic life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) is channeled in a continuous flow throughout the body via a network of ‘meridians.’ Disease is understood as an imbalance in the meridian system. Diagnosis of an imbalance is made by “reading” the pulse, face, tongue and body energy. To correct it, a practitioner inserts acupuncture needles at specific points along the meridians to stimulate or disperse the flow of life-force. Acupuncture principles include the yin and yang polarities and the associations of the five elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood with bodily organs. Alexander Technique: A system of re-educating the body and mind to support and facilitate proper posture and ease of movement. Through gentle manual guidance, accompanied by verbal directions, the Alexander teacher coaches the student to become aware of unnecessary tension and to unlearn longstanding patterns of movement. The Alexander Technique is an established method for helping to improve chronic conditions such as back, shoulder or neck pain, nervous tension, poor coordination, breathing problems and vocal strain. It is frequently used by athletes and performing artists to improve performance level. Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disor40

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aintaining our health seems to be on the minds of everyone today. And it’s no wonder, as the complexities of daily life consume our attention, that we are also discovering that our doctor often doesn’t have a magic pill that can heal our pain and illness. Additionally, the realization that our booming industrial, chemical and agricultural advancements have actually produced many negative effects on the overall health of our bodies and environment looms before us like a massive hurdle to overcome. The signs show up in our culture everywhere—from our youth self-medicating with illegal drugs to our elderly faced with pharmaceutical bills that easily exceed a thousand dollars per month. Yet, Americans are responding. There is an ancient proverb that says, “When the student is ready, the master appears.” Research data claiming that vitamin and herbal supplements have become a $15 billion a year industry along with statistics that show 4 out of 10 Americans are using alternative and complementary healthcare is a strong indication that we are ready. We are ready to learn more. We are ready to take responsibility for our own health. We are reawakening to the knowledge that appropriate nutrition, invigorating physical fitness, and peaceful relaxation integrated with conventional medicine as practiced in the U.S. is sound advice. Listen to your body, feel the flow of your energy, notice each breath as a breath of life—and enjoy your journey to good health. The people you find in Natural Awakenings stand ready to take this journey with you.

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ACCOUNTANTS 4 U, LLC Juan C. Sepulveda, EA Shirley M. Sepulveda, CPA 1201 Alexander St. Ste. D 864-275-8432•Mauldin www.Accountants4U.biz

Services include; business and personal tax returns, accounting and bookkeeping services, including payroll. We are QuickBooks ProAdvisors. See ad, page 13.

AcuPuncture ACUPUNCTURE OF GREER

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

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.

AFFORDABLE ACUPUNCTURE

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 6.

HONG ZHANG, L. AC.

111 Doctors Dr. 864-797-7100•Greenville www.GHS.org/Acupuncture

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.

QI WORKS STUDIO, LLC Marian Jones RN, L.Ac. 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-477-9035•Greenville www.TheMagic-Hand.com

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.

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 successfully treated other health concerns such as allergy and skin, infertility, menopause, pain control, cardiovascular, urinary, digestive and sleep disorders.

THE CENTER OF BLISS, LLC CREATIVE HEALTH

Amber Addison, L.Ac. 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville www.CreativeHealthSC.net.

Specializing in individualized and comprehensive treatments to help prevent disease and relieve symptoms of many chronic ailments including: headache, pain, neuropathy, sinus, anxiety and infertility.

GREENVILLE NATURAL HEALTH CENTER

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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 10.

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niques, including Swedish massage, shiatsu and Rolfing. The same is true for yoga. Other types of bodywork include martial arts practices like aikido, ki aikido and Tai chi chuan. Some others are the Alexander technique, Aston patterning, Bowen, Breema bodywork, Feldenkrais method, Hellerwork, polarity therapy, Rosen method, Rubenfeld synergy and Trager. Finding bodywork that improves mental and physical health is a highly individual process. Several types may be combined for the greatest benefit. Chinese Medicine: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of the world’s oldest and most complete systems of holistic health care. It combines the use of medicinal herbs, acupuncture, food therapy, massage and therapeutic exercise, along with the recognition that wellness in mind, body and emotions depends on the harmonious flow of life-force energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Chiropractic: Based on the premise that proper structural alignment permits free flow of nerve activity in the body. When spinal vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves radiating from it, potentially leading to diminished function and illness. Misalignment can be caused by physical trauma, poor posture and stress. The chiropractor seeks to analyze and

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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 42.

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

AnimAl reHAb ANIMAL REHAB & CONDITIONING CENTER

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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.

Anti-Aging EVERYDAY GLAMOUR GIRL SKIN CARE CLINIC, INC

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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.

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Ease stress and pain with DoTerra essential oils. We also offer Bach flower remedies, biofeedback sessions, herbal nutrition and educational seminars.


GARNER’S NATURAL LIFE

27 S. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-242-4856•Greenville www.GarnersNaturalLife.com

Improve your level of stress, depression and mood with natural products from a locally-owned 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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Exclusively for cats! Spacious 60x30 condos, quiet atmosphere, 14’x 21’ play area, panoramic views, and two kitty towers. Live-in owner; no extra fees for medications.

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

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 49.

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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 7.

MARONE FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

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

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 54.

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correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment. (Also see Network Chiropractic.) Colon therapy: An internal bath that washes away old toxic waste accumulated along the walls of the colon. It is administered with pressurized water by a professional using special equipment. One colonic irrigation is the equivalent of approximately four to six enemas and cleans out matter that collects in the pockets and kinks of the colon. The treatment is used as both a corrective process and for prevention of disease. Colonics are used for ailments such as constipation, psoriasis, acne, allergies, headaches and the common cold. Counseling/Psychotherapy: These terms encompass a broad range of practitioners, from career counselors, who offer advice and information, to psychotherapists, who treat depression, stress, addiction and emotional issues. Formats can vary from individual counseling to group therapy. In addition to verbal counseling techniques, some holistic therapists may use bodywork, ritual, energy healing and other alternative modalities as part of their practice. Craniosacral therapy (CST): A manual therapeutic procedure to remedy distortions in the structure and function of the craniosacral mechanism— the brain and spinal cord, the bones of the skull, the sacrum and interconnected membranes. Craniosacral work is based upon two major premises: that the bones of the skull can be manipulated, because they never completely fuse; and that the pulse of the cerebrospinal fluid can be balanced by a practitioner trained to detect variations in that pulse. CST is used to treat chronic pain, migraine headaches, temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ), ear and eye problems, balance problems, learning difficulties, dyslexia and hyperactivity. Dance/movement therapy: A method of expressing thoughts and feelings through movement, developed during the 1940s. Participants, guided by trained therapists, are encouraged to move freely, sometimes to music. Dance/movement therapy can be practiced by people of all ages to pro44

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BRAIN BALANCE OF GREENVILLE

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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 24.

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SUN serves as a hub and networking center for businesses focused on sustainable action, which offers educational networking meetings, classes, workshops, events and products.

cHildbirtH CARE FOR MOM

Susan Breisch LCCE, CDP 864-459-3289•Greenville www.CareForMomDoula.com

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 50.

CAROLINA WATERBIRTH

915 South St. 864-329-0010•Simpsonville www.CarolinaWaterBirth.com

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, 10am second Tuesdays. See ad, page 48.


LEGACY MIDWIFERY

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

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 wellbeing.

cHildren’s wellness DR. CYNTHIA HORNER CHIROPRACTOR

11-D Barkingham Ln. 864-458-8082•Greenville www.DrCynthiaHorner.com

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.

KEMP CHIROPRACTIC CENTER Dr. Monica L. Kemp 34 Parkway Commons Way 864-848-6890•Greer www.DrMonicaKemp.com

Dr. Monica Kemp has 31 years of experience providing quality chiropractic care and nutritional counseling for children, from newborn and older.

cHiroPrActor AUGER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

1315 Haywood Rd. 864-322-2828•Greenville www.AugerChiro.com

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 7

BOURG CHIROPRACTIC

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

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 4.

ENHANCED LIVING CHIROPRACTIC

Nina Kennedy, DC 140 Sage Creek Way 864-848-0640•Greer www.EnhancedLivingChiro.com

We use a variety of unique treatments like Sacro-Occipital Technique (www.SORSI.com) 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 26.

FRANZ FAMILY SPINAL CARE

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

A health and wellness center focusing on providing the NUCCA procedure for the whole family. Long-term 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 52.

KEMP CHIROPRACTIC CENTER Dr. Monica L. Kemp 34 Parkway Commons Way 864-848-6890•Greer www.DrMonicaKemp.com

Dr. Monica Kemp has 31 years of experience using gentle techniques such as Activator and SOT along with cold laser and Applied Kinesiology.

MARONE FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC

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

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 54.

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Frank Sitzmann, DC 224 Feaster Rd. Ste. C 864-458-8888•Greenville www.SitzmannChiropractic.com

Pain relief in minutes, not days! We believe in treating each patient using comprehensive strategy to include physical adjustments, education nutritional support and wellness planning.

WICKISER FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC 122 E. Beltline Blvd. (Behind Grady’s Great Outdoors) 864-226-8868•Anderson www.WickiserFamilyChiro.com

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 19.

cHurcHes UNITY CHURCH OF GREENVILLE 207 E. Belvue Rd. 864-292-6499•Taylors www.UnityChurchofGreenville.org

Unity - the place for positive, practical spirituality. Our focus is to be a guiding light in the community and articulate a positive vision for the world.

coAcHing LIFE COACHING INSTITUTE

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

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 33.

colon HYdrotHerAPY BRIDGE TO WELLNESS, LLC

607 NE Main St. 864-963-4466•Simpsonville www.YourBridge2Wellness.com

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

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mote self-esteem and gain insight into their own emotional problems, but is also used to help those with serious mental and physical disabilities. In wide use in the United States, this modality is becoming established around the world. Decluttering: Based on the theory that clutter drains both physical and mental energy. Decluttering involves two components. The first focuses on releasing things (clothing, papers, furniture, objects and ideas) that no longer serve a good purpose in one’s life. The second focuses on creating a simple system of personal organization that is easy to maintain and guards against accumulating things that are neither necessary or nourishing. Dentistry (Holistic): Regards the mouth as a microcosm of the entire body. The oral structures and the whole body are seen as a unit. Holistic dentistry often incorporates such methods as homeopathy, biocompatibility testing and nutritional counseling. Most holistic dentists emphasize wellness and preventive care, while avoiding (and often recommending the removal of) silvermercury fillings. Detoxification: The practice of resting, cleansing and nourishing the body from the inside out. According to some holistic practitioners, accumulated toxins can drain the body of energy and make it more susceptible to disease. Detoxification techniques may include fasts, special diets, sauna sweats and colon cleansing.

colon HYdrotHerAPY CREATIVE HEALTH

Betsy S. Exton, M.A., I-ACT 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville www.CreativeHealthSC.net.

Gentle cleansing in peaceful environment. Colon hydrotherapy is the therapeutic cleansing of the colon. Betsy is an Advanced Certified Therapist with over nine years experience.

comPounding PHArmAcY CUSTOM-MED PHARMACY

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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 51.

PHARMACY INNOVATIONS

Travis Oliver, Pharm.D., RPh 620 Congaree Rd. Ste. F 864-241-0477•Greenville www.PharmacyInnovations.net

We help solve problems for patients and practitioners with custom medications for individualized care. We provide for the entire family, pets are some of our favorite patients as well!

SKRIP SHOPPE

Jim Greene, RPh 405 W. Poinsett St. 864-879-2325•Greer www.SkripShoppePharmacy.com

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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 48.

cooking clAsses MICKIE GRIST

608 Grove Rd. 864-238-7733•Greenville www.MickieGrist.com

Raw and vegan cooking classes held monthly. Each class is kept small to optimize learning. Includes a guest lecturer who will speak on health and wellness.

counseling services AN INNER VIEW

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 19.

BEYOND TALK THERAPY

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

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 23.

STILL WIND MINISTRIES

111 Lovett Dr. 864-234-1150•Greenville JMassey@StillWindMinistries.org

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 6.


PALMER DISTINCTIVE DENTISTRY

Dr. John Palmer 134 Milestone Way 864-879-6494•Greenville www.PalmerDMD.com

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-visitcrowns, Laser-Assisted Periodontal Therapy, Ozone Therapy, fluoride-free office; amalgam-safe since 1995. See ad, page 35.

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

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 43.

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Group training and private consultations in Eden Energy Medicine. Certified practitioner trained by Donna Eden in Phoenix. Energy medicine increases health, vitality and joy.

DENTISTRY - FACIALS / SKINCARE

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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. New clients in April, $60 for 70 minutes customized massage.

EVERYDAY GLAMOUR GIRL SKIN CARE CLINIC, INC

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We specialize in Glamourous Skin Tightening, non-surgical 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, this page.

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period. Studies indicate that support in labor has profound benefits, including shorter labor, less desire for pain medication, lower rate of Caesarian delivery and more ease in initiation of breast feeding. Fathers have reported that they were more relaxed with a doula present because they felt reassured, and therefore freer to support their mates. Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): A self-help procedure founded by Gary Craig that combines fingertip tapping of key acupuncture meridian points while focusing on an emotional issue or health challenge. Unresolved, or ‘stuck,’ negative emotions, caused by a disruption in the body’s energy system, are seen as major contributors to most physical pains and diseases. These can remain stagnant and trapped until released by the tapping. EFT is easy to memorize and portable, so it can be done anywhere.

FAciAls/skincAre GREENVILLE NATURAL HEALTH CENTER

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

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 1 st Signature Facial is only $38! See ad, page 10.

MICKIE GRIST

608 Grove Rd. 864-238-7733•Greenville www.MickieGrist.com

Energy field work: The art and practice of realigning and re-attuning the body between the physical

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Holistic Ayurvedic facials utilizing the ancient techniques of India. Arcona skincare line produces professional results without the chemicals and toxins. Enzyme peels available.

NU AURA SKIN SPA & SALON 732 S. Main St. (Upper level @ American Grocery) 864-288-7700•Greenville www.NuAuraSpaSalon.com

Go Green! We feature Pevonia Botanica skincare products and in-spa treatments, whose natural marine and botanical ingredients deliver healthy, radiant and youthful skin.

FeldenkrAis FELDENKRAIS® GREENVILLE Jane Ella Matthews, M.Ed., GCFP, LMBT #1587 864-918-9281 www.FeldenkraisGreenville.com

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Enzyme therapy: Can be an important first step in restoring health and well-being by helping to remedy digestive problems. Plant and pancreatic enzymes are used in complementary ways to improve digestion and absorption of essential nutrients. Treatment includes enzyme supplements, coupled with a healthy diet that features whole foods. Feng shui: The ancient Chinese system of arranging manmade spaces and elements to create or facilitate harmonious qi or chi (pronounced “chee”), or energy flow, by tempering or enhancing the energy where necessary. Feng shui consultants can be an asset to both personal and business spaces, either before or after the spaces are created.

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SWAMP RABBIT CAFE & GROCERY 205 Cedar Lane Rd. 864-255-3385•Greenville www.SwampRabbitCafe.com

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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 31.

Healing touch: A non-invasive, relaxing and nurturing energy therapy that helps to restore physical, emotional, mental and spiritual balance and support self-healing. A gentle touch is used on or near the fullyclothed client to influence the body’s inner energy centers and exterior energy fields. Healing touch is used to ease acute and chronic conditions, assist with pain management, encourage deep relaxation and accelerate wound healing. Herbal medicine: This oldest form of medicine uses natural plants in a wide variety of forms for their therapeutic value. Herbs produce and contain various chemical substances that act upon the body to strengthen its natural functions without the negative side effects of synthetic drugs. They may be taken internally or applied externally via teas, tinctures, extracts, oils, ointments, compresses and poultices. Homeopathy: A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and

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healing processes in order to cure illness. Homeopathy, taken from the Greek words homeos, meaning “similar,” and pathos, meaning “suffering,” employs the concept that “like cures like.” A remedy is individually chosen for a person based on its capacity to cause, if given in an overdose, physical and psychological symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing. Hydrotherapy: The use of water, ice, steam and hot and cold temperatures to maintain and restore health. Treatments include full-body immersion, steam baths, saunas, sitz baths, colonic irrigation and the application of hot and/or cold compresses. Hydrotherapy is effective for treating a wide range of conditions and can easily be used at home as part of a self-care program. Integrative medicine: This holistic approach combines conventional Western medicine with complementary alternative treatments, in order to simultaneously treat mind, body and spirit. Geared to the promotion of health and the prevention of illness, it neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies, without serious evaluation.

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Kinesiology/applied kinesiology: The study of muscles and their movement. Applied kinesiology tests the

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lYmPHAtic tHerAPY CREATIVE HEALTH

Gail Davis, L.T., C.B.S. 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville www.CreativeHealthSC.net.

Lymphatic therapy helps relieve chronic pain, edema, fibromyalgia, and swollen nodes. It also aids in weight loss, cancer recovery, increases energy, and reduces cellulite and stress.

mAssAge/bodYwork A SHEAR tHAIRAPY SALON & SPA Irina Barinova, LMT #8065 802-C S. Batesville Rd. 864-801-2655•Greer www.ShearThairapy.com

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A SHEAR tHAIRAPY SALON & SPA Vasilka Mateva-Kostova, LMT #8098 802-C S. Batesville Rd. 864-801-2655•Greer www.ShearThairapy.com

The connection between a client and their therapist is the most important component for a positive massage experience. Customized massage, $60 for 70 minutes, regularly $75, new clients only.

CREATIVE HEALTH

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Our goal is to assist client’s dealing with stress and muscular pain through effective massage. Rebekah offers Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue massage, structural balancing and more.

Ingrid Harris, LMT #5866 207 W. Antrim Dr. 864-430-3292•Greenville www.EquilibriumZenGym.com

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relative strength and weakness of selected muscles to identify decreased function in body organs and systems, as well as imbalances and restrictions in the body’s energy flow. Some tests use acupuncture meridians and others analyze interrelationships among muscles, organs, the brain and the body’s energy field. Applied kinesiology is also used to check the body’s response to treatments that are being considered. Macrobiotics: An Eastern philosophy best known in the West for its dietary principles. Macrobiotic theory posits that there is a natural order to all things. By synchronizing our eating habits with the cycles of nature, we can achieve a fuller sense of balance within ourselves and with the world around us. Although not a specific diet, it emphasizes low-fat and highfiber foods, whole grains, vegetables, sea vegetables and seeds, all cooked in accordance with macrobiotic principles. Magnetic field therapy: Electromagnetic energy and the human body have a vital and valid interrelation-

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SYNERGY MASSAGE & BODYWORK

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Meditation: The intentional directing of attention to one’s inner self. Methods and practices to achieve a meditative state are based upon various principles using the body or mind and may employ control or lettinggo mechanisms. Techniques include

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THE HOLISTIC HEALER

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Alyssa has 10 years experience helping clients manage their acute or chronic pain and stress through therapeutic massage and Healing Touch Therapy.

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the use of imagery, mantras and observation, and the control of breathing. Research has shown that regular meditation can contribute to psychological and physiological well-being. As a spiritual practice, meditation is used to facilitate a mystical sense of oneness with a higher power or the Universe. It can also help reduce stress and alleviate stress-related ailments, such as anxiety and high blood pressure. Midwife: A birth attendant who assists a woman through the prenatal, labor, birth and postpartum stages of pregnancy. The mother is encouraged to be involved and to feel in control of her birthing experience. Midwives are knowledgeable about normal pregnancy, labor, birth and pain relief options. They respect the process of birth as an innate and familiar process. Certified nursemidwives are registered nurses who have received advanced training and passed a national certification exam. Nurse-midwives collaborate with physicians as needed, especially when problems arise during pregnancy. (Also see Doula.) Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques (NAET): A non-invasive, drug free, natural modality that tests for and eliminate allergies. NAET uses a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture, acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, kinesiology and nutritional medicine. One allergen is treated at a time.

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Alicia Bliss Hall, N.D., R.Y.T. 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville www.CreativeHealthSC.net.

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Kim Foerster, N.D. 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville www.CreativeHealthSC.net.

Personalized nutritional counseling to meet all your health goals. Tools of assessment include fingernail, tongue, and face techniques, as well as iridology.

Dr. Monica L. Kemp 34 Parkway Commons Way 864-848-6890•Greer www.DrMonicaKemp.com

With 31 years of experience, Dr. Monica Kemp uses Applied Kinesiology, hair analysis, saliva testing and whole food supplements to treat many imbalances.

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Naturopathy: A comprehensive and eclectic system whose philosophy is based upon working in harmony with the body’s natural healing abilities. Naturopathy incorporates a broad

Physical Therapy

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Individual and group health coaching. Six month program integrating all aspects of health from food to self-image.

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ORGANIC PEST SOLUTIONS (Serving the Upstate) 864-354-0447•Greenville www.OrganicPestSolutions.org

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Pet suPPlies EARTHWISE PET SUPPLY

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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.

PHYsicAl tHerAPY NEW DAY PHYSICAL THERAPY

David Taylor, PT, CST, CMT 300 N. Main St. 864-469-9936•Greer www.NewDayPhysicalTherapy.com

Patients recover faster by utilizing a combination of conventional and alternative therapies. Alternative approaches include CranioSacral, Myofascial, Vestibular and Visceral Manipulation, drawing on the body’s selfhealing properties. See ad, page 56.

VBS PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, INC. Laura Robson, PT (Primary Contact) 319 Mills Ave. 864-233-1153•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 15.

range of natural methods and substances aimed to promote health. Training may include the study of specific approaches, including massage, manipulation, acupuncture, acupressure, counseling, applied nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery plus basic obstetrics for assistance with natural childbirth.

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Network chiropractic: Uses Network Spinal Analysis (NSA), a system of assessing and contributing to spinal and neural integrity, as well as health and wellness. Founded and developed by Donald Epstein. Practitioners employ gentle force to the spine to help the body eliminate mechanical tension in the neurological system. The body naturally develops strategies to dissipate stored tension/energy, thus enhancing self-regulation of tension and spinal interference. (Also see Chiropractic.) Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP): A systematic approach to changing the limiting patterns of thought, behavior and language. Through conversation, practitioners

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observe the client’s language, eye movements, posture, breathing and gestures, in order to detect and help change unconscious patterns linked to the client’s emotional state. Nutritional counseling: Embracing a wide range of approaches, nutritionbased, complementary therapies and counseling seek to alleviate physical and psychological disorders through special diets and food supplements. These will be either macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fiber) or micronutrients (vitamins, minerals and trace elements that cannot be manufactured in the body). Nutritional therapy/counseling often uses dietary or food supplements, which can include tablets, capsules, powders or liquids. Osteopathy/osteopathic physicians: Osteopathy uses generally accepted physical, pharmacological and surgical methods of diagnosis and therapy, with a strong emphasis on body mechanics and manipulative methods to detect and correct faulty structure and function, in order to restore the body’s natural healing capacities. Doctors of Osteopathy (D.O.) are fully trained and licensed according to the same standards as medical doctors (M.D.) and receive additional extensive training in the body’s structure and functions. Personal fitness trainer: A certified fitness professional who designs fitness programs for individuals desiring one-on-one training. The goal is to provide optimal fitness results in the privacy of one’s home or at another location, such as a club or office. Pilates: A structured system of small isolated movements that demands powerful focus on feeling every nuance of muscle action while working out on floor mats or machines. Emphasizes development of the torso’s abdominal power center, or core. More gentle than conventional exercises, Pilates, like yoga, yields long, lean, flexible muscles whose gracefully balanced movements readily translate into everyday activities like walking, sitting and bending. Can help in overcoming injuries.

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RUNWAY CAFE

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Watch airplanes takeoff and land while dining on homemade soups, salads, burgers and more! Vegetarian options. Conference room and hangar available for large groups and private parties.

SUMMA JOE’S

Summer Fredette 127 N. Main St. 864-965-9030•Anderson www.summajoes.com

Pizza dough made daily and topped with the freshest ingredients, sourced from local farms. Great specials featuring what is in season. $10 bottles of wine every Saturday.

OMA’S HEALING GARDEN WELLNESS CENTER

Oma Sims 7-C Brendan Way 864-354-4505•Greenville www.OmasLifeEssentials.com

Oma’s life-long commitment to wellness has helped many on the same journey. She offers services that support individuals full expression of self, and her intuitive insight to coach. See ad, page 46.

QI WORKS STUDIO, LLC Vickie Beineke, RM 404 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-631-9049•Greenville www.QiWorksStudio.com

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LIFEITCAFE’

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“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 31.

TORTILLA MARIA

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Organic food, the way nature intended. Fresh from the earth, wholesome and beautifully prepared entrees. Plenty of yummy, gluten-free and raw food options.

rolFing structurAl integrAtion UPSTATE ROLFING® STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Will Schilling, Certified Rolfer™ 864-616-2495•Greenville www.UpstateRolfing.com

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Susan Jackson 3501 North Highway 81 864-276-3501•Anderson www.LegacyofAndersonSeniorLiving.com

Lovely 55 and older community provides comfortable apartments, three full meals daily, all utilities, housekeeping, transportation, activities, entertainment and social opportunities all in one monthly rental fee.


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Create a more confident and healthier you through Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy. Specializing in smoking cessation, weight removal, stress reduction, enhanced sports performance, and improved self-confidence.

stress mAnAgement BONNIE TOLLISON PERSONAL STRESS MANAGEMENT

864-901-4433•Greenville www.BonnieTollison.com

Live the life you want to live by learning to manage your emotions. HeartMath® is a scientifically validated one-on-one stress management program. Includes biometric feedback.

tAi cHi/Qigong EQUILIBRIUM ZEN GYM

207 W. Antrim Dr. 864-419-2596•Greenville www.EquilibriumZenGym.com

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.

QI WORKS STUDIO, LLC

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

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.

tHAi mAssAge BODY RHYTHM MASSAGE, LLC

Rebekah Welty, SC LMT #7572, NC LMT #11202 850-C Wade Hampton Blvd. 864-908-9111•Greenville www.BodyRhythmMassage.net

Our goal is to assist clients dealing with stress and muscular pain through effective massage. Rebekah offers Swedish, Thai, Deep Tissue massage, structural balancing and more.

tHermogrAPHY THERMAL IMAGING OF THE CAROLINAS

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

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 49.

veterinArY cAre ALL ABOUT PETS

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

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.

vitAmins & suPPlements BELL LIFESTYLE PRODUCTS 800-333-7995 ext. #2294 www.BellLifestyle.com

Formulated natural health supplements intended for pain control, urinary health, preventive illness, virility, stress relief, weight control and other common conditions. See ad, page 17.

Prolotherapy: A rejuvenating therapy that uses injections of natural substances to stimulate collagen growth, in order to strengthen weak or damaged joints, tendons, ligaments or muscles. Often used as a natural alternative to drugs and/or surgery to treat pain syndromes, including degenerative arthritis, lower back, neck and joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine headaches, and torn ligaments and cartilage. Qigong and Tai Chi: Qigong and Tai chi combine movement, meditation and breath regulation to enhance the flow of vital energy (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”) in the body , improve circulation and enhance immune function. Qigong traces its roots to traditional Chinese medicine. Tai chi was originally a self-defense martial art descended from qigong and employed to promote inner peace and calm. Real Time EEG Neurofeedback: Involves direct training of brain function. Using computer processing to capture electrical activity in the brain, an individual can reward the brain with positive feedback, changing its activity to desired, more appropriate patterns. Gradually, the brain learns and remembers how to exhibit only the good patterns. Rebirthing breathwork: Also known as conscious connected breathing, or vivation. Rebirthing is a means to access and release unresolved emotions. The technique uses conscious, steady, rhythmic breathing, without pausing between inhaling and exhaling. Guided by a professional rebirther, clients re-experience past memories, including birth, and let go of emotional tension stored in the body. Reconnective Healing™: Uses light and dimensional frequencies that work on all levels of the body/mind to reduce stress, foster relaxation and raise the body’s healing vibration. The idea of Reconnective Healing is to reconnect the meridian or acupuncture lines on the body that have become disconnected from the larger, universal grid of meridian lines.

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Reflexology: A natural healing art based upon the principle that there are reflexes in the feet and hands that correspond to every part of the body. Correctly stimulating and applying pressure to the feet or hands increases circulation and promotes specifically designated bodily and muscular functions.

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Reiki: Means “universal life-force energy.” A method of activating and balancing the life-force (qi or chi, pronounced “chee”). Practitioners use light hand placements to channel healing energies to organs and glands or to align the body’s chakras (energy centers). Various techniques can ease emotional and mental distress, heal chronic and acute physical problems and achieve spiritual focus and clarity. Reiki can be a valuable addition to the work of chiropractors, massage therapists, nurses and others for whom the use of touch is essential and appropriate. Rolfing structural integration (Rolfing): A hands-on technique for deep tissue manipulation of the myofascial system, which is composed of the muscles and the connective tissue, or fascia, in order to restore the body’s natural alignment and sense of integration. As the body is released from old patterns and postures, the range and freedom of physical and emotional expression increases. Rolfing can help ease pain and chronic stress, enhance neurological functioning, improve posture and restore flexibility. Spiritual healing/counseling: Practiced in two forms. In one, the healer uses thought or touch to align his or her spiritual essence with that of the client. The healer works to either balance the spiritual field or shift the perceptual base of the client to create harmony between mind and body and draw the client into the active presence of Divine Spirit. In the other, the healer transforms healing energy into a vibrational frequency that the client can receive and comfortably assimilate, reminding the person’s intuitive core of its inherent healing ability. Thermography (thermal imaging): A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure tem-

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perature variations on the surface of the body, producing images that reveal sites of inflammation and abnormal tissue growth. Inflammation is recognized as the earliest stage of nearly all major health challenges. Vegetarianism: The voluntary abstinence from eating meat and/or other animal products for religious, health and/or ethical reasons. Lacto-ovo vegetarians supplement their plantbased diet with dairy (lactose) products and eggs (ovo). Lacto vegetarians eat dairy products, but not eggs; ovo vegetarians include eggs, but no dairy; and vegans (pronounced veeguns) do not eat any animal-derived products. Yoga: Practical application of the ancient Indian Vedic teachings. The word yoga is derived from the Sanskrit root yuj which means “union” or “to join,” and refers to the joining of man’s physical, mental and spiritual elements. The goal of good health is accomplished through a combination of techniques, including physical exercises called asanas (or postures), controlled breathing, relaxation, meditation and diet and nutrition. Although yoga is not meant to cure specific diseases or ailments directly, it has been found effective in treating many physical ailments. Yoga therapy: The application of yoga principles, methods and techniques to empower individuals to progress towards greater health and freedom from disease, representing a first effort to integrate traditional yogic concepts and techniques with Western medical and psychological knowledge. Yoga therapy aims at the holistic treatment of various kinds of psychological or somatic dysfunctions, ranging from emotional distress to back problems.

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STUDIO REJUVENATE, LLC 300 John St. #3A 864-879-4004•Greer StudioRejuvenate.com

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

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 35.

SOUTHERN OM HOT YOGA Pace Beattie 1140 Woodruff Rd., #301 864-329-1114•Greenville www.SouthernOm.com

Southern Om offers two vigorous styles of hot yoga: Southern Flow at 90-95°, and Southern 26 at 105°. These types of yoga are designed to challenge the body and free the spirit. Beginners welcome!

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Our goal is to provide our community with knowledgeable and experienced yoga teachers who promote a safe and compassionate environment in a variety of classes.

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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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