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2010-2011 Complete Guide to Green & Healthy Living

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THERAPIES

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22 HOW TO USE

ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES SAFELY

by Gary Null, PhD

28 SPRING GREEN REHAB Give Your Home the Green Light Today

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by Crissy Trask

38 SUSTAINABLE

HOME COOKING Ten Reasons to Take

Back the Plate by Rich Sanders

40 Common Sense

Defenses Against Seasonal Allergies

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by Bevin Wallace

44 HERBS &

SUPPLEMENTS FOR DOGS by Kim Erickson

54 THE ART

OF READING

by David L. Ulin

56 MERGING SOCIAL INVESTING AND PHILANTHROPY A Conversation with

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elcome to our 1st annual Natural Awakenings Complete Guide to Green & Healthy Living! For the past 3 ½ months, our Natural Awakenings team has been working hard to bring the Upstate a comprehensive listing of resources for living a green and healthy life. Since this is an annual directory, we hope you hang on to it all year. We’ve used heavier paper and all color pages to make sure it stays intact and easy-to-read. As the healthcare debate continues to rage on in Congress (and in living rooms and the media), we’ve been dismayed that all of the efforts focus on forcing our broken system on more people. As Andrew Weil says, “What we have is not a healthcare system at all; it is a disease management system. Making the current system cheaper and more accessible will just spread the dysfunction more widely.” Although there are rays of hope, as most progressive medical schools now teach the value of integrative medicine, our country will only emerge as a healthy vibrant nation when we break the bonds between the policymakers and the influential lobbyists paid by the large pharmaceutical companies. As we have mentioned before, our family tries to integrate as much natural and healthy things as we can. I recently read that if you drink five cups of tea and put three spices in each meal everyday, you turn your regular food into “superfoods!” That’s why we think you’ll enjoy reading Natural Therapies are Smart Medicine on page 6 and also How to Use Alternative Therapies Safely on page 22. There are things we can learn to do affordably and easily everyday to become healthier than the day before. If you use our calendar listings to plan your healthy and fun activities for April, don’t despair. They are available this month on our website, UpstateNA. com. As with any effort in its first attempt, this publication will be larger and more robust for years to come. Give us your feedback; we want this to be your go-to guide any time you want to improve your health or the health of our planet. We are constantly amazed and gratified by the variety and richness of the green, integrative and complementary providers in our community. Thank you for your support of them, and of us.

Linda and Jim

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modalityindex Acupuncture............................................................................. 8 Air Purification......................................................................... 8 Alkalizing Water....................................................................... 9 Allergies.................................................................................... 9 Allergy/Nutrition..................................................................... 9 Alternative Healing............................................................9-10 Aromatherapy.........................................................................10 Art/Art Supplies.....................................................................10 Baby Products.......................................................................... 11 Bakery........................................................................................ 11 Biofeedback..................................................................... 11 & 13 Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy.......................................... 13 Bodywork................................................................................. 13 Body Care – Personal.............................................................14 Brain Training..........................................................................14 Business/Coaches..................................................................14 Camps.......................................................................................14 Cancer Care/Services............................................................15 Catering....................................................................................15 Childbirth..................................................................................15 Children’s Wellness................................................................16 Chiropractor.......................................................................16-17 Clothing – Men’s...................................................................... 17 Clothing – Women’s................................................................ 17 Coaching - Wellness............................................................... 17 Coffee/Tea............................................................................... 17 Colon Hydrotherapy..............................................................24 Commercial Cleaning Services...........................................24 Community Supported Agriculture....................................24 Compounding Pharmacy......................................................24 Construction – Builders........................................................24 Counseling Services..............................................................25 Crafts/Art...............................................................................26 Dentistry.................................................................................26 Detoxification.........................................................................27 Eating Disorders....................................................................27 Education................................................................................27 Emotional Freedom Technique...........................................34 Energy Balancing & Medicine..............................................34 Energy Products/Services...................................................34 Energy Work...........................................................................34 Environmental Consulting............................................ 34-35 Environmental Organizations...................................... 35-36 Facials......................................................................................36 Farms.......................................................................................36 Farm Stores............................................................................36 Farm Tours.............................................................................36 Farmer’s Market....................................................................36 Farms – Organic.....................................................................36 Fitness Centers...................................................................... 37 Food Co-op/Stores................................................................ 37 Food Products – Gluten-Free.............................................. 37 Food Products – Natural...................................................... 37 Food Products – Organic...................................................... 37 Food Products – Vegan........................................................ 37 Foot Therapy.......................................................................... 37 Gardening/Farming – Supplies & Services....................... 37 Gifts & Toys............................................................................ 37

Green Building Certified Professionals............................. 37 Health Clubs...........................................................................42 Health Food Stores...............................................................42 Health Care Products...........................................................42 Healthy Home & Office.........................................................45 Healthy Lifestyle Training...................................................45 Herbs & Supplements...........................................................45 Homeopathy.................................................................... 45-46 Hypnotherapy.........................................................................46 Interior Spaces – Consulting/Space Clearing..................46 Ion Foot Detox........................................................................46 Immune Disorders.................................................................46 Integrative Medicine.............................................................46 Landscape Architects...........................................................46 Landscape Design.................................................................46 Laser Therapy........................................................................47 Life Coach...............................................................................47 Massage/Bodywork........................................................ 47-48 Massage Instruction............................................................. 48 Massage & Skin Care Schools............................................ 48 Media & Communication..................................................... 48 Mental Fitness....................................................................... 48 Music....................................................................................... 48 Nutrition................................................................................. 48 Nutritional Counseling...................................................48-49 Nutritional Products.............................................................49 Outdoor Store........................................................................49 Pain Management..................................................................49 Pain/Stress Reduction.........................................................49 Paints.......................................................................................50 Personal Coaching/Career Planning..................................50 Personal Training..................................................................50 Pet Nutrition...........................................................................50 Physical Therapy/Chronic Pain..........................................50 Real Estate.............................................................................50 Recycling.................................................................................50 Reflexology.............................................................................50 Residential Services.............................................................50 Restaurants............................................................................50 Restaurants/Clubs/Catering...............................................50 Salons......................................................................................55 Skin & Body Care...................................................................55 Sleep Disorders......................................................................55 Smoking Cessation................................................................55 Solar Energy...........................................................................55 Stress Management....................................................55 & 58 Swimming Pools.....................................................................58 Tai Chi/Qigong.......................................................................58 Tennis......................................................................................58 Vegetarianism/Diets.............................................................58 Veterinarian – Wholistic.......................................................59 Vitamins & Supplements......................................................59 Voice Remapping...................................................................59 Water Purification.................................................................59 Weight Management.............................................................59 Wholistic Centers..................................................................59 Women’s Health............................................................ 59 & 61 Yoga/Pilates............................................................................61 natural awakenings

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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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advertisersindex A Better Way Hypnotherapy, LLC...................................46, 55, 59 A Better Way Wellness Center, LLC............................................. 59 ABC’s of Health....................................................... 8, 35, 42, 45, 59 Abiada Healing Arts............................................................. 9, 47, 49 Acorn Integrative Health.................................................... 9, 46, 47 Activz - Whole 9 +VMA ............................................................. 9, 49 Acupuncture Center of Greenville, LLC..........................................8 Acupuncture of Greer................................................................. 8, 25 Addison Homes, LLC.......................................................... 24, 37, 45 All Natural Health & Beauty Center ................... 9, 19, 42, 55, 59 Alternative Health and Chiropractic Wellness............................ 16 Amazing Savings.............................................................................. 37 An Inner View Counseling Services ...................................... 25, 42 Anne Dibala, MD PA......................................................................... 46 Augusta Street Clinic................................................................ 13, 45 Balanced Pets Veterinary Services, PC....................................... 59 Before & After............................................................................44, 45 Be Natural Weight Loss and Wellness Center............................ 59 Bella Haven................................................................................. 23, 59 Betsy S. 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Learning Rx.................................................................................. 14, 43 Less Stress Yoga...........................................................................11, 61 Life Coaching Institute...........................14, 25, 26, 27, 47, 50, 58 Lifeit Café And Detox........................................................ 27, 50, 58 Linda Goulart, LMBT #4812............................................... 13, 47, 51 Live Oak Farms, LLC....................................................................2, 36 Living Healthy Technologies, LLC.................................8, 9, 27, 45 Living Well Chiropractic..................................................... 17, 47, 48 Living Well Integrative Healthcare............................ 13, 44, 46, 61 LivN Nsidout......................................................................... 45, 61, 63 Lucy Allen & Marshall Goers..........................................................48 Lucy Allen, LMBT #4348................................................................. 15 Market for Life....................................................................42, 45, 49 Massage Therapy at Acupuncture of Greer................................ 47 Matrix Energetics............................................................................. 53 Migun of Greenville............................................................... 27, 49 Mindgarden........................................................................................ 25 Mind, Body & Spirit Massage Therapy.................................... 47, 51 Nadine Jacobs Gammon, LMBT #5360................................. 47, 51 Nancy L. Minix, RA, Lic.Cos., BS, AS............................................. 27 Native Meats..................................................................................... 37 Nutrii Veda.................................................................................. 42, 59 Nutritional Health Center........................................................ 26, 49 Oxygen Hair Studio.......................................................................... 55 Palmer Distinctive Dentistry.......................................................... 26 Palmetto Clinic of Chiropractic..................................................... 49 Pampered Sole............................................................................ 37, 51 Pawmetto Pet Treats..................................................................... 45 Perfect Balance Natural Health.9, 13, 27, 33, 34, 45, 46, 49, 59 Powerhouse Gym.............................................................................. 42 Pro Energy Consultants of Upstate South Carolina.................. 34 Qi Works Studio, LLC................................................... 11, 15, 58, 61 Quickwitz............................................................................................48 Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy......................................... 14, 36, 55 Rainbow Paints..........................................................................45, 50 Rejuvenation Lounge.................................................................. 11, 59 Riverside Tennis Club...................................................................... 58 Rose Hill Plantation.................................................................. 36, 37 Sargent Chiropractic Clinic, PC..................................................6, 17 Serendipity Esthetics...................................................................... 36 Shellie Enteen, RA, BA, LMBT #4386.......................................... 10 Sierra Club – William Bartram Group............................................ 35 Smart Pregnancy........................................................................ 15, 45 Solutions in Health Care........................................................... 10, 32 Split Creek Farm, LLC...................................................................... 36 Stress Less…For Life................................................. 58, back cover Sun Banks Solar................................................................................ 55 Sustainable Greenville....................................................... 27, 35, 48 Synapse Chiropractic............................................................ 17, 58 Tai Chi Massage................................................................................48 Terron Vawter............................................................................. 41, 47 Therapeutic Solutions..................................................................... 50 Timpanelli Family Chiropractic....................................................... 17 Upstate Forever................................................................................ 36 Upstate Local Food Connection.................................................... 37 Upstate Locally Grown Farmer’s Market.............................. 24, 36 Vision of Life............................................................................11, 15, 61 Vitamin Shoppe................................................................................. 59 Waterstone Dentistry...................................................................... 26 Whole Foods Market................................................................. 42, 57 WildEarth Landscaping.................................................................... 46 Wild Radish............................................................................. 41, 42 Willow Wellness Center........................................11, 14, 47, 50, 59 Yellowball Yoga Studio.................................................................11, 61 YMCA Camp Greenville.................................................................... 14 YMCA of Greenville.................................................................... 37, 61 Yoganize..........................................................................................11, 61 Zen Bodywork............................................................................. 48, 51 Zrii................................................................................................42, 49 natural awakenings

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ACUPUNCTURE 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. ACUPUNCTURE CENTER OF GREENVILLE LLC 2518 E. North St. 864-363-6404-Greenville www.AcuGreenville.com

We are a wholistic, eastern medicine clinic practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in a modern environment. We offer acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, eastern nutrition, and lifestyle counseling.

Acupuncture of Greer

CAROLINA HEALTH INNOVATIONS

(Inside Sportsclub) Joan Massey, L. Ac. 712 Congaree Rd. 864-331-2522•Greenville Specializing in wellness, natural hormone therapy, allergies, autoimmune problems, and pain using acupuncture, herbs, laser therapy, and detoxification techniques. See ad, page 58.

GREENVILLE NATURAL HEALTH CENTER

Marina Ponton, L. Ac. 1901 Laurens Rd. 864-370-1140•Greenville www.GreenvilleNaturalHealth.com Specializing in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and therapeutic massage therapy. We also offer natural health services and products that will help you meet your health goals including herbs, nutrition, fertility, and pain management. See ad, page 26.

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 including joint pain, neck and/or back pain, fibromyalgia, stroke rehabilitation, infertility, and menstrual cramps.

Ruth Kyle, L. Ac. 106 Memorial Dr. 864-877-0111•Greer Has great results with acute and chronic pain, migraines, frozen shoulder, sciatica, back pain, stress; specializes in orthopedic issues and more, in an educational tranquil environment. See ad, page 25.

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AIR PURIFICATION ABC’s OF HEALTH

437 N. Main St. 864-329-0004•Mauldin www.ABCofHealth.com & ABCofHealth.info Clean air (oxygen) is vital to cellular health. Enjoy a healthier home environment with an air purifier that can deactivate microbes colonizing in central ductwork and in the air throughout your home (bacteria, fungi, viruses). See ad, page 35.

LIVING HEALTHY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Mike and Pam Reekie 864-271-0330•Greenville www.LivingHT.com

Residential and commercial air purification, removes airborne and surface contaminates like allergens, odors, mold, bacteria and viruses, using active natural processes, featuring a “Try before you buy” program. See ad, page 27.

Alexander Technique: A system of reeducating 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.


ALKALIZING WATER ALL NATURAL HEALTH & BEAUTY CENTER

Bobby Caston, Preventive Health Consultant 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville www.NaturalFarmacy.net We offer preventive health programs and products that are based on a holistic approach to good health. Currently, we are offering True Water, an alkaline ionized water, that is truly one of a kind, and supports wellness in many specific ways. See ad, page 19.

INVEST IN WELLNESS

Bonna & Jeff Wallace 864-979-5611•Upstate BonnaWallace@yahoo.com. www.MyNikken.Net/BonnaWallace The Pi Water System even takes pharmaceuticals out and adds 17 minerals, including Zeolite.  It’s magnetized so your body will alkalize itself.

PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com Ionized/Alkaline water is the best water for your health. We sell Life Ionizer Water Systems as well as ionized alkaline water by the gallon. See ad, page 33.

ALLERGIES LIVING HEALTHY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Mike and Pam Reekie 864-271-0330•Greenville www.LivingHT.com

Residential and commercial air purification, removes airborne and surface contaminates like allergens, odors, mold, bacteria and viruses, using active natural processes, featuring a “Try before you buy” program. See ad, page 27.

PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com We use BioSet as the platform to energetically reprogram your body. This reprogramming changes how you react to allergens and relieves stress from your entire body. See ad, page 33.

ALLERGY/NUTRITION HEALING WITHIN/ HEALING WITHOUT, LLC

Joanne Therese Schmidt 864-380-0628 www.HealingWithin2Day.com Feeling tired, frustrated and overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn next? Schedule an ASYRA body scan to detect hidden imbalances at a physical/emotional level. Call for a free consultation.

PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com 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 33.

ALTERNATIVE HEALING ABIADA HEALING ARTS

187 N. Daniel Morgan Ave. 864-542-1123•Spartanburg AbiadaSpa@aol.com Center for well-being. Therapeutic massage/ bodywork, Scalar Wave Laser, Quantum Biofeedback, detoxification, couples massage, pain/stress management. Supporting the body towards balance/healing, and promoting wellness.

ACORN INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

Elaine Hedrick, LMBT #2976 419 New Woodruff Rd. 864-848-5291•Greer www.AcornMassage.com An array of options to compliment your existing wellness program! Laser Therapy (FDA approved), Ionic Foot Detox, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyustu, Raindrop, and more.

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CAROLINA HERBS & NUTRITION

6121-D Calhoun Memorial Hwy. 864-855-8805•Easley Herbaldr@Charter.net We support the application of mind, body, and spirit principles, including hypnotherapy, medical intuitive counseling, spiritual counseling and elimination of emotional blockages.

SOLUTIONS IN HEALTH CARE

Dr. Jeanne Petan, Ph.D. 864-862-4113 healthhawk@aol.com Our focus is not on disease, but on physical and emotional whole life changes that emphasize detox, positive immune response, energy, hormone balance and regeneration. See ad, page 32.

AROMATHERAPY Aromatherapy: An ancient healing art that uses the essential oils of herbs and flowers to treat emotional disorders such as stress and anxiety and a wide range of other ailments. Oils are massaged into the skin, inhaled or added to a water bath. Often used in conjunction with massage therapy, acupuncture, reflexology, herbology and chiropractic or other holistic treatments. SHELLIE ENTEEN, RA, BA, LMBT #4386

864-877-8450 Shellie@AstralEssence.com www.AstralEssence.com Registered Aromatherapist with 20+ years of experience. Pure essential oils, inspired custom blends for home, office, travel, personal use, green cleaning, healing aromatherapy bodywork, and education.

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ART/ART SUPPLIES Art Therapy: Uses the creative process of making art to improve and enhance physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and to deepen self-awareness. The therapist makes a diagnosis and determines treatment plans by encouraging a client to express his or her feelings and unconscious thoughts through the nonverbal creative process and by observing the forms and content created. CAT’S CLAYWORKS

1711 Old Spartanburg Rd. 864-244-0616•Greer www.CreatingArtistsForTomorrow.com We offer you a fully functioning ceramic studio. You buy the clay and make it and we’ll bake it. Prices start at $35. See ad, page 23.

Ayurveda: The oldest medical system known to man and a comprehensive spiritual teaching practiced in India for 4,000 years. It focuses on achieving and maintaining perfect health via the balance of the elements air, fire and water (illness is considered an excess of any element). A patient’s body type, determined according to ayurvedic principles, is the basis for individualized dietary regimens and other preventive therapeutic interventions. Ayurvedic prescriptions might include purification procedures for the restoration of biological rhythms; experience of expanded consciousness through meditation; nutritional counseling; stress reduction; enhancing neuromuscular conditions; and behavioral modification.


BABY PRODUCTS VISION OF LIFE

104 Commons Blvd. Ste. A 864-269-5420•Piedmont www.VisionOfLifeUltrasound.com There is no greater joy than the beginning of a new life. Let us show you your little one before their birth day.

BAKERY Coffee To A Tea

54 Lois Ave. 864-373-9836•Greenville www.CoffeeToATea.com www.Facebook.com/Coffee-to-a-Tea All natural* cakes, cookies, and confections. wedding cakes, groom cakes, special occasions, catering and special diet per request. *Artificial color used in some art cakes.

Bioenergetics: A psychotherapy that works through the body to engage the emotions. Performing specified postures and exercises causes the release of layers of chronic muscular tension and defensiveness, termed “body armor.” The unlocking of feelings creates the opportunity for understanding and integrating them.

BIOFEEDBACK Biofeedback: A relaxation technique that monitors internal body states and is used especially for stress-related conditions such as asthma, migraines, insomnia and high blood pressure. During biofeedback, patients monitor minute metabolic changes (e.g., temperature, heart rate and muscle tension), with the aid of sensitive machines. By consciously thinking, visualizing, moving, relaxing, etc., they learn which activities produce desirable changes in the internal processes being monitored. Willow Welllness Center

309 Jones Rd. 864-233-3033•Taylors JanTheMother@aol.com Over 50 biofeedback therapies are available for relaxation and removing stress during sessions with a certified biofeedback therapist using state-of-the-art equipment. See ad, page 14.

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PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com Your body knows best! We use biofeedback to identify what you need – nutrition, supplements, homeopathic, and many other related health issues. See ad, page 33.

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY LIVING WELL INTEGRATIVE HEALTHCARE

Clif Caldwell, MD. Cheryl Middleton, PA-C 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. G 864-850-9988•Easley www.LivingWellHealthcare.com We help women & 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 44.

BodyTalk: Developed by chiropractor/acupuncturist Dr. John Veltheim, BodyTalk is based upon bio-energetic psychology, dynamic systems theory, Chinese medicine and applied kinesiology. By integrating a series of tapping, breathing and focusing techniques, BodyTalk helps the body synchronize and balance its systems and strengthens the body’s innate knowledge of self-repair. BodyTalk is used to address a range of health challenges, including fibromyalgia, infections, parasites, chronic fatigue, allergies, addictions and cellular damage. Practitioners are usually licensed massage therapists (LMT) or bodyworkers.

BODYWORK Bodywork: Massage and the physical practices of yoga are perhaps the bestknown types of bodywork; both have proven successful in relieving tension and stress, promoting blood flow, loosening stiff muscles and stimulating the organs. Massage therapies encompass countless techniques, 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. Carolina Structural Energetic Therapy

Greg Spindler, LMT SC#4609 107 Memorial Dr. 864-877-3500•Greer www.GregSpindler.com You don’t have to live with back pain anymore. Achieve quick and long-lasting results. Treatment packages available. See ad, page 51.

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Linda Goulart, LMBT #4812

Upstate Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 864-907-4940•Greenville www.UpstateMassage.com SET Therapy (Structural Energetic Therapy), designed to balance and rehabilitate the musculoskeletal system (muscles, ligaments, tendons). Treats acute and chronic pain conditions. Great for athletes too. Free consultation. Schedule and pay online. See ad, page 51.

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BODY CARE – PERSONAL RASPBERRY MOON SKIN THERAPY

Nicole Martin 1211D Laurens Rd. 864-271-2710•Greenville www.RaspberryMoonST.com Waxing from Head to Toe and Everything in between! We specialize in hard wax for all of your sensitive areas. No scream cream sold here!

BRAIN TRAINING LEARNING RX

864-627-9192•Greenville www.LearningRx.com/Greenville

LearningRx m a k e s finding the solution to your child’s learning struggles simple. Schedule a cognitive skills test to discover the answer. The problem can be fixed. See ad, page 43.

BUSINESS/COACHES LIFE COACHING INSTITUTE

864-282-8989•Greenville Dianne@LifeCoachingInstitute.net www.LifeCoachingInstitute.net Using tools developed by neuropsychology, we train your brain and mind to use a positive mindset that promotes optimal inspired business decisions and balanced work life. See ad, page 26.

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Reduce time spent on homework, improve test grades, and increase attention span with Cranium Camp; a week long hands-on program designed to boost brainpower. See ad, page 43.

YMCA CAMP GREENVILLE 864-836-3291 Cedar Mountain, NC www.CampGreenville.org shuter@ymcagreenville.org

ACA accredited summer camp, plus family camps, environmental education, women’s wellness and corporate retreats. Located in nearby Cedar Mountain, NC.

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CANCER CARE/SERVICES LUCY ALLEN, LMBT #4348

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CATERING CUPCAKE COUTURE & CATERING

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CHILDBIRTH CAROLINA WATERBIRTH

915 South St. 864-329-0010•Simpsonville www.CarolinaWaterBirth.com “Where Birth Comes Naturally.” Offering attentive, personal, one-on-one care for you and your family with Midwives, Doulas, and GYN care. See ad, page 12.

SMART PREGNANCY

Susan Smart, LM, CLDT 864-909-0042 www.SmartPregnancy.net Our goal is to create joyful birth memories for you and your family. We specialize in prenatal care, home birth, birth center birth, waterbirth and doula care. See ad, page 45.

VISION OF LIFE

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CHILDREN’S WELLNESS DR. CYNTHIA HORNER – CHIROPRACTOR

11-D Barkingham Ln. 864-458-8082•Greenville www.DrCydChiro.com Experienced with pregnant women, infants, children and families. We educate, motivate and support families to better health through gentle chiropractic, cranial sacral therapy and workshops on various health topics.

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”).

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CHIROPRACTOR 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 correct these misalignments through spinal manipulation or adjustment. (Also see Network Chiropractic.) ALTERNATIVE HEALTH AND CHIROPRACTIC WELLNESS

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DUPUY FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC 1209 NE Main St. Ste. C 864-399-9563•Simpsonville www.UpstateChiropractic.com

Afamily wellness educational institution that empowers its patients with knowledge about re-connecting with the inner healing power of the body. Specializing in chiropractic, whole food nutritional counseling, pulsed electro magnetic healing energy, lifestyle coaching, and muscle re-educational exercise. See ad, page 55.

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 17.


LIVING WELL CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Jennifer S. Owens 864-246-5554•Greenville & Easley www.LvnWell.com Our patients tell our story best: “I’ve seen four other chiropractors. Dr. Jennifer is the first to make a lasting improvement in my health.”

SARGENT CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC, PC

611 N Main St. 864-676-9922•Mauldin www.SargentChiropractic.com Helping people reach their health goals without drugs and surgery is our mission. Chiropractic care is safe, effective, and gentle. Can chiropractic help you today? See ad, page 6.

SYNAPSE CHIROPRACTIC

955 W. Wade Hampton Blvd 864-848-0505•Greer      www.SynapseChiropractic.com A wellness practice that incorporates consultation & education in a modern facility. Gentle torque release adjusting, state-of-the-art biofeedback, and neurological stress testing at reasonable rates. See ad, page 58.

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4006 E. North St. 864-386-8316•Greenville www.TimpanelliChiropractic.com Straight Chiropractic care – Adjustments only. Free consultations; no appointments necessary. Affordable monthly plans available. Your nerves control your body; your spine protects your nerves.Take care of your spine!

CLOTHING –MEN’s HALF MOON OUTFITTERS

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Aloe Vera Gel for Teeth

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loe vera gel can soothe burned skin, take the itch out of bug bites and help treat rashes from poisonous plants. It also appears to be good for our teeth. A recent study published in the peer-reviewed journal General Dentistry found that aloe vera gel worked as well as regular toothpaste to clean teeth and eliminate cavitycausing bacteria. Moreover, the study showed that the gel isn’t as hard on the teeth as abrasive toothpastes and so may be better for folks with sensitive teeth or gums. However, warns Dilip George, a master of dental surgery and co-author of the study, to be effective, products must contain the stabilized gel from the center of the plant and adhere to gentle manufacturing standards. To find a good aloe vera tooth gel, the researchers suggested checking with the International Aloe Science Council (iasc.org) to review the products that have received its seal of quality.

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ho would have thought that a clean-smelling room, infused with a barely noticeable scent of citrus, could turn us into better people? A new study at Brigham Young University shows that people who enter a clean-smelling environment do just that; they become fairer, more generous and more charitable. In one experiment, participants received $12, allegedly sent by an anonymous partner in another room. They then had to decide how much to keep and how much to return to their partner, who trusted them to divide it fairly. People in the cleanscented room returned an average of $5.33 to their partner, versus only $2.81 by those in a normal room. In another experiment, those in the citrus-scented clean room showed a higher interest (4.21 on a 7-point scale) in volunteering for a Habitat for Humanity service project than those in the other room (3.29). Also, 22 percent in the clean room pledged to donate money, compared to only 6 percent in the control group. Cleanliness can help shape our actions, the researchers concluded, as well as our judgments about others and ourselves. “This is a very simple, unobtrusive way to promote ethical behavior,” observes Katie Liljenquist, the lead author on the report in Psychological Science, noting its potential usefulness in workplaces, stores and other organizations that typically rely on traditional surveillance and security measures. Perhaps the findings could be applied at home, too, Liljenquist conjectures: “It could be that getting our kids to clean up their rooms might help them clean up their acts, too.” 18

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ew, long-term research by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center shows that middle-aged people who practice yoga gained less weight over a 10-year period than those who did not, independent of other physical activity and changes in dietary habits. The difference is that yoga teaches mindful eating. The researchers found that people who were aware of why they ate and stopped eating when satisfied weighed less than those who ate without that awareness. Yoga cultivates mindfulness in a number of ways, starting with being able to hold a challenging pose. A practitioner’s ability to be calm and observant during physical discomfort teaches how to maintain calm in other challenging situations as well, such as declining to eat when we’re not hungry or not eating extra food when it tastes especially good. Satisfaction also comes from awareness of how food looks, tastes and smells. The researchers concluded that mindfulness appears to be a state that can augment the usual approaches to weight loss, such as counting calories, limiting portion size and not eating when emotionally upset or depressed. Adding yoga practice to a standard weight-loss program may both make it more effective and promote eating behavior that is healthy and empowering.

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or starters, antidepressants don’t work for more than half the people who take them. New findings from an investigation at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine suggest that antidepressants fall short because they’re aimed at the wrong biochemical targets in the brain. Research led by Northwestern psychiatry professor Eva Redei, Ph.D., using rats (their brains are remarkably similar to ours in areas related to depression), suggests that antidepressants are more suited to treating stress than depression and undermines the belief that stress itself can be a major cause of depression. Redei’s research further suggests why antidepressants that aim to boost levels of the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine and dopamine are also often ineffective. Her team did not find the dramatic differences in the levels of genes controlling the function of these neurotransmitters that would be expected if depression were related to their activity. In a Neuroscience 2009 conference presentation, Redei concluded that today’s antidepressants have been focusing primarily on the effects of depression, not its cause. Renowned integrative physician Andrew Weil comments that in his view, meditation and regular aerobic exercise are more effective depression busters. natural awakenings

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CONNECTING WITH

NATURE THE POWER OF TREES by S. Alison Chabonais

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ecause trees are larger and older than we can ever The Nature Walk hope to be; because they provide shade, food, mediJoe H. Slate, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and author of Concines, furniture, wood for musical instruments, fuel, necting to the Power of Nature, offers a step-by-step guide to paper, shelter, recreation and space to commune with an enriching walk in the woods as a gateway to self-empownature; and because they stretch from Earth to heaven, trees erment. “It facilitates a positive interaction with nature that have been revered since before recorded time. Even with tobuilds feelings of worth and self-assurance, while balancing day’s technology, we still rely daily upon all of their products and bringing into harmony the mind, body and spirit,” and we need trees to help counteract global warming says Slate. He has field-tested the program for and protect the planet. years, as a psychology professor, now In her new book, Lives of the emeritus, of Athens State University, Trees, Diana Wells explores the in Alabama. history of 100 distinctive tree He advises that walkspecies, from the versatile ers follow marked trails acacia to the long-lived yew, during daylight hours known in Japan as ichii, or and allow plenty of tree of God. time to soak in the ex Wells notes perience. Joining hands that the Tree of Life before and after the walk appears in cultures also reinforces the exworldwide, while pressed sense of purpose. individual trees have been conStep 1 – sidered sacred. She Formulate Goals remarks that, “The words Prior to the walk, affirm ‘tree’ and ‘truth’ share the a commitment to no original Old English word more than three defined root, treow.” goals. Think of the “Nothing contributes forest as an enormous more to men’s long lives than repository of energy the planting of many trees,” that is receptive to observed English writer and gargoals that may be as dener John Evelyn as early as 1664. simple as experiencing Scientists are even using cores from a the serenity and beauty of the forest to foster bet1,000-year-old Southeast Asian evergreen, ter health, self-insight and career success. the Fokienia hodginsii tree, to decode the climate history that affects us all. Every year, people around the world celebrate anew Step 2 – Select a Forest the complex living communities we call Select a safe forest setting with a trail for We enter the woods to trees on World Forestry Day at the spring the walk, preferably in the company of a drink in the calming, quiet partner or group that can add both proequinox (autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere). strength of the trees. tection and interactive enrichment. 20

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Step 3 – The Walk Upon entering the forest area, pause to experience its splendor by sensing its sights, sounds and smells. Take time to calm your mind as you breathe in the fresh forest air. Sense the forest’s energies merging with your own to permeate your total being. As you walk deeper into the forest, soak in its peace and tranquility. Notice the richness of the environment and let yourself feel the renewal and inspiration that typically accompany the walk. Periodically pause at highly energized points to reflect upon your goals. Take time to form goal-related images and let them go forth, perhaps navigating among the trees to gather the energies required for your complete success.

Step 4 – Listen to the Forest Throughout your walk, listen to the sounds and unspoken messages emerging from deep within the forest. Think of them as embracing your presence and confirming your future success and fulfillment.

Step 5 – Conclusion Upon completing the walk, turn your hands toward the forest in recognition of its empowering relevance as you affirm in your own words your complete success in achieving your goals. Once you’ve completed this healing program, you can reactivate its benefits at will by simply taking time to visualize the forest and reflecting on your interactions with it. Rather than fading with time, the rewards will become stronger as you reflect upon them, becoming sources of power that are available at will. “The therapeutic effects of this program can be worth hours of psychotherapy,” advises Slate. “For couples, it’s an excellent way to open new communication channels and find solutions to relational problems. Overcoming depression, reducing stress, building self-esteem and staying in shape are all within the scope of this program. The forest is a natural therapist.” S. Alison Chabonais is the national editor of Natural Awakenings. Connect at 239-434-9392.

Preparing for a Forest Walk American Forests (AmericanForests.org) provides many resources for children, including a link to a partnered interactive site, Treetures.com. National Arbor Day Foundation (ArborDay.org) offers a free downloadable Nature Explore Families’ Club kit with developmentally appropriate activities to engage families in joint explorations of Earth’s natural treasures. Rainforest Alliance (Rainforest-Alliance.org) serves up a coloring book, rainforest stories and animal facts to keep kids informed and entertained. U.S. Forest Service (FS.Fed.us/) links to individual forest websites that can be searched by state or by name using their forest locator guide.

The Presence of Trees Slowly, I am remembering the language of awe, how to take in, say, the living complexity of a tree its gnarled trunk, its ragged bark, the way its leafy canopy filters sunlight down to the brown carpeted ground, the way the wind bends my heart to the exquisite presence of trees the forest that calls to me as deeply as I breathe, as though the woods were marrow of my bone as though I myself were tree, a breathing, reaching arc of the larger canopy beside a brook bubbling to foam like the one deep in these woods, that calls that whispers home. © Michael S. Glaser Previously published in Fire Before the Hands and in Between Earth and Sky by Nalini M. Nadkarni.

A Blessing for the Woods Before I leave, almost without noticing, before I cross the road and head out to what I have intentionally postponed— Let me stop to say a blessing for these woods: for crows barking and squirrels scampering, for trees and fungus and multi-colored leaves, for the way sunlight laces shadows through each branch and leaf of tree, for these paths that take me in, for these paths that lead me out. © Michael S. Glaser First published in The Christian Science Monitor. Michael S. Glaser is professor emeritus of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he served for 38 years. Poet laureate of Maryland from 2004 to 2009, he is a recipient of the Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching and a widely sought speaker and workshop leader. natural awakenings

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HOW TO USE

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you integrate conventional and alternative healing approaches. by Gary Null, PhD • Be honest with your doctor about the alternative approaches you’re using. Perhaps afraid that their physicians will criticize them, many people don’t tell their doctors what alternatives they’re trying. And that’s a problem because conventional drugs and therapies can interact—sometimes dangerously— with herbs and other alternative approaches. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study reports that only 40% of patients told their doctors about their use of alternative therapies. Approximately 15 million Americans use prescription drugs and herbal remedies at the same time, putting them at risk of potentially dangerous interactions. The best policy is to be honest with your doctors and with your alternative providers about every approach you’re using. Everybody benefits when all your practitioners are getting the full picture. Maybe you’ll even discover that your doctor is more open-minded, or at least tolerant, than you expected. And if not, you can ask yourself if you’d feel more comfortable with a doctor who is. Here are a few pointers designed to help you integrate conventional and alternative approaches. • Get diagnosed by a conventional physician to be sure you’re not missing anything. Conventional doctors generally have much more training in the use of diagnostic tests and high-tech equipment to diagnose serious illness. Make sure your fatigue, weight loss, or other potentially worrisome symptom is evaluated by a conventional doctor before embarking on an alternative approach. You don’t want to miss a cancer or other serious illness in the early stages when it may be more treatable. Getting diagnosed by a conventional doctor does not commit you to using conventional medicine or to using just conventional medicine. But it does allow you to make a more informed decision. • Always weigh the risks and benefits of any approach. Just as you would do with conventional therapy it pays to evaluate the pros and cons of any 22

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Approximately 15 million Americans use prescription drugs and herbal remedies at the same time, putting them at risk of potentially dangerous interactions. alternative approach. This can sometimes be difficult because many alternative therapies have not been well studied. Things like acupuncture or herbal remedies, such as echinacea or St.John’s wort that have been used for thousands of years and which have some scientific backing, are very likely to be safe. Less is known about the newer alternatives. • Approaches that are proven to work for one condition may not work for others. Aspirin can get rid of a headache but it won’t do a thing for constipation. Similarly, the herb St. John’s wort appears to be effective for mild to moderate depression but there’s no evidence it works for weight loss. Chiropractic can relieve acute low back pain but may do nothing for asthma. When you hear that a treatment is “clinically proven,” be sure to ask, “For what?” • Just because it’s “natural” doesn’t mean it’s safe. Arsenic and botulism toxin are 100% natural, but they happen to be deadly. That said, many natural approaches, such as herbal medicines, may indeed offer a less toxic way to treat certain conditions. And with the current prices of many prescription drugs, they may save you a lot of money, too. • Be skeptical of claims on the bottle, in product brochures or those you read on the Internet. Remember the huge


marketing behind dietary supplements and other alternative approaches. For many manufacturers this is not about a new age or greater patient autonomy, it’s about money. The supplement industry in this country was a $12 billion enterprise in 1997. With that kind of money at stake you can bet that both scrupulous and unscrupulous companies will be attracted to the market. Some of the information on Internet news-groups has its origin in people who are part of multi-level marketing schemes to sell supplements. Well-intentioned as they may be, clerks in health food stores may not be reliable sources of information either. • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Nothing cures all cancers or can help every condition. If the list of ailments a remedy is purported to help includes everything under the sun, be careful. Such claims almost always reflect marketing considerations more than good science. And people who aren’t honest about the effectiveness of their products may not tell you about their potential downsides either. • Buy herbs and vitamin supplements only from reputable manufacturers. At the time of this writing, there are no federal regulations establishing purity criteria for dietary or herbal supplements. That means that you have no guarantee that you’ll get what you’re paying for. Investigations have found that some preparations of ginseng, for example, contain none of the product at all. Other times the dose may be more or less than listed. Your best bet is to buy from a company you trust. Also look for so-called “standardized” preparations which promise to deliver the amount of the substance listed on the label (though without regulations that claim is only as credible as the company that makes it). Be especially wary of patent medicines manufactured in Asia as they have been found on numerous occasions to be contaminated with heavy metals or to contain strong conventional medicines not listed on the label. • Report any side effects. Since we’re still learning about the safety of many alternative therapies, be sure to tell both your alternative and conventional practitioners if

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you develop any unusual symptoms. You’ll be helping yourself and future patients. If you develop a side effect on a dietary supplement be sure to also report it to the government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The toll-free number of the FDA’s Medwatch program is 1-800-FDA-1088. • Whether effective or not, some alternative approaches are unlikely to cause harm. Many alternative therapies, such as massage, tai chi, yoga, meditation, and balanced vegetarian diets, have side effects—like stress reduction, improved balance and weight loss—which are almost all positive. Even if they don’t help your problem directly, they may make you feel better and are generally healthpromoting.Other approaches, such as homeopathy and aromatherapy, are extremely unlikely to cause ill effects. Even if it turns out they don’t work, at the very worst you’ll have wasted a little money. • Never forget that you’re the boss. Doctors and other health practitioners can offer advice, but ultimately what you do is your decision. Even though practitioners—both conventional and alternative—tend to be wedded to their particular system, it’s clear that most members of the general public simply want whatever will work best. And the evidence increasingly indicates that the best results may be obtained by a rational integration of alternative and conventional approaches. If your doctor tries to discourage your use of alternative approaches, listen to what he or she has to say—you might learn something that will help you make your decision. But doctors who categorically dismiss all alternative medicine (or alternative healers who have no use for conventional medicine) may simply be showing their insecurity or closedmindedness. Never forget that as a competent adult, you are free to choose any therapy you wish—as long as it’s legal. Good luck on your journey to better health! Gary Null, PhD. is the host of award-winning PBS specials and author of over 50 books on health and nutrition, including The New York Times bestseller, Ultimate Anti-Aging Program. For more information about Gary, go to the web: www.garynull.com.

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THE MINDGARDEN

Deborah Armstrong Hickey 864-593-2752•Greenville www.TheMindGardenCentre.com Dr. Deborah Hickey is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist for over 25 years who specializes in Expressive and Play Therapies. Services provided include: individual & relational work for healing and renewal, Filial Family Therapy, clinical supervision for Expressive & Play Therapists, dream work circle, individual dream work, Play Days for Professionals, (PDP’s) workshops, consultations, and training.

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.

Greenville Tech Massage Therapy students say it best! “I have always felt I had a gift for helping others; the massage therapy classes have helped me learn to focus my talent.” “Massage is an art, and I am an artist.” “This prog ram has profoundly changed my life by g iving me the opportunity to believe in myself again.” “I’ve learned about the human body, mind, and spirit and how they relate to one another.” Located on Greenville Tech’s beautiful Greer Campus, you can get started on your Massage Therapy Certificate any semester. Go to www.gvltec.edu/massage or call (864) 848-2974 to learn how Greenville Tech can prepare you for a career in therapeutic massage.

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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.

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DENTISTRY 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. PALMER DISTINCTIVE DENTISTRY

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DETOXIFICATION 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. BRIDGE TO WELLNESS, LLC

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S pring G reen R ehab Give Your Home the Green Light Today by Crissy Trask

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ith Mother Nature beautifully transforming our outdoor environment this time of year, it’s only natural to feel inspired to rejuvenate our indoor environment, too. Given this natural source of inspiration, it makes sense to do it using green products that are better both for us and for the Earth. Kelly Lerner, a principal of One World Design Architecture, in Spokane, Washington, and co-author of Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House, sees a willingness among homeowners to sort through all the green options. “Yes, green materials have become stylish and chic. But homeowners are genuinely concerned about their own health and they also see the connection between their own wellbeing and the health of their homes and the ecosystem. We all depend on clean water and air, indoors and out, for example, and consumers are beginning to 28

see how their everyday actions impact the whole system.” It helps to know that making over our home doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing proposition, says Lerner. “Taking even small steps to renew a space will give us a sense of ownership, pride and comfort every time we enter it.”

Rehab Floors

Foot (and perhaps paw) traffic, spills and abuse take a toll on floors. We could just cover them up with new carpet, but carpet harbors dirt and bacteria. A hard floor is easier to keep clean and will provide more flexibility, should we decide to redecorate down the road. Among the dizzying array of flooring options, a growing number of choices are better for the environment, so doing the right thing doesn’t mean compromising on style and quality. Certified sustainable wood Forest certification began as a way to urge logging companies to adopt environmentally sound practices. Today, several certification programs exist within the industry, but according to the Natural Resources Defense Council, independent Forest Stewardship Council certification remains the only cred-

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ible seal of approval for wood products. Look for the FSC mark on packaging and accept no substitutes. Reputable sources include EcoTimber. com and AltruWood.com. Bamboo Bamboo, a rapidly renewable resource that grows faster than almost any other plant, has found its way into many products, most notably flooring. Dan Smith, president and founder of Smith & Fong Co., makers of Plyboo, remarks that “Bamboo easily passes the environmental test, but it’s also aesthetically and tactilely pleasing as a finish product.” To ensure quality and sustainability, select bamboo flooring that carries reputable third-party certifications of compliance with high environmental and indoor air quality standards. Some reputable sources include Plyboo. com and Teragren.com. Cork Cork flooring is made from either the bark of a cork oak tree or recycled natural cork wine stoppers. The former renews every 10 years; the latter, each time we uncork a bottle of wine. As long as cork is harvested correctly, the cork tree is unharmed and regenerates bark 20 or more times during its lifespan.


Cork is strong, resilient and reduces noise, making it an ideal choice for many home applications. Look for formaldehyde- and PVC-free products. Intriguing sources include NaturalCork. com and Jelinek.com. Natural linoleum Natural linoleum flooring is made from renewable raw materials such as linseed oil, pine rosin, wood flour and jute. Marmoleum, produced by Forbo, comes in so many different colors that the design possibilities are limitless. But its color palette is just the beginning of the allure: “Marmoleum actually becomes stronger with age, as the linseed oil oxidizes,” explains Melanie Valerian, the company’s product line manager, “and its natural anti-static properties repel dust and dirt, making it easy to clean and maintain.” Visit TheMarmoleumStore.com.

Make Over Countertops

Got peeling laminate or stained grout? Resist the popular choice, granite, which is nonrenewable and requires significant energy to extract and ship. Instead, try a renewable countertop material that rivals or surpasses granite in beauty and performance for the kitchen, bar or bathroom. Recycled composites Countertops made from recycled paper or glass are desirable for far more than their renewable status; among their fine qualities are strength, durability and a stone-like appearance. Another advantage is the ease of workmanship involved, making the installed price often lower than that for stone.

Low-impact concrete This versatile and beautifully distinctive material can be poured in place, molded into any shape and complemented with decorative accents to create custom looks. Mining aggregate is disruptive to the landscape and producing cement for conventional concrete is energy intensive. It’s better to choose a local fabricator that uses recycled, locally sourced aggregate and industrial waste byproducts to replace some of the cement. More information at ConcreteNetwork. com/Sustainable-Countertops.

Tips to Green an Outdoor Living Space (Hint: It takes more than plants.) n Select permeable pavers for walkways and patios that permit water to filter through into the soil, instead of run off into storm drains. n Build rock walls and borders using local stone.

Wake Up Walls

One of the most dramatic changes we can make to a room is changing the wall covering. Something as simple as a fresh, vibrant coat of paint can liven up a room and our mood. Here are several Earth-friendly ways to introduce decorative color and texture. Safe paint Paint that is low in VOCs emits fewer volatile organic compounds that pollute indoor air, but note that low-VOC paint can still contain harmful toxins. Other toxic ingredients like formaldehyde, acetone and ammonia are found in many conventional paints. Be good to the environment and chose paints that omit troublesome ingredients without compromising quality. Sources include AFMsafecoat.com and BioShieldPaint.com.

n Use deck boards made from recycled plastic and industrial or agricultural byproducts. These keep waste materials out of the landfill and provide low-maintenance areas for entertaining. n Opt for a gas grill if home electricity comes primarily from fossil fuels (check with the local utility company). If it comes from clean sources like hydro, wind and solar—an electric grill is a good choice. n Light walkways with solar lights and install energy-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) lights in entertainment areas. LEDs won’t attract bugs. n Choose native plants, trees and shrubs that will thrive on what is naturally provided by local soil and precipitation once they are established. Opt for drip irrigation systems and rain sensors.

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Keep Waste to a Minimum Reduce n Share project details and measurements with a salesperson or contractor to obtain material estimates and avoid over-ordering. n Measure twice and cut once to avoid expensive material waste.

Reuse & Recycle n When renovating, think deconstruction, rather than demolition. n Require that a contractor’s bid include a plan for reducing, reusing or recycling construction waste and references from similar projects. n Much of what is left over after demolition and remodeling can be recycled or reused. Use Earth911. org to identify such materials and businesses willing to take them. n Save leftover paint, adhesives and scraps that can be used later for touch-ups and repairs. n Look for a materials exchange, such as Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores (Habitat.org/env/restores. aspx), which may offer both new (surplus/overstock) and used building materials and components. Contributing Source: Union of Concerned Scientists at ucsusa.org/ action.

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Natural clay plaster Plaster is a natural, environmentally friendly material, used in homes for thousands of years because of its strength and longevity. Its unrivaled beauty is now drawing the interest of modern home owners, notes Armin Croft Elsaesser, president of American Clay Enterprises, LLC. Plaster’s beauty is more than skin deep, however. “Plaster controls moisture, absorbs odors and doesn’t attract dirt,” he says, “which makes it the workhorse of wall coverings.” Learn more at AmericanClay. com. Plant-based wall coverings Who knew that covering our walls with grass or coconut shells could produce such exquisite results? Papers, tiles and panels crafted from sustainable plants and reclaimed agricultural waste will beautifully cover sections or entire walls, imbuing them with pattern, texture and color. Design-worthy sources include PhillipJeffries.com and KireiUSA.com.

Add Architectural Detail

Architectural detail can be that special touch that really makes a room pop. Crown molding, baseboards, door and window trim, mantels, beams and wainscoting are affordable details that add interest and value to a home. Planet-friendly products of recycled and reclaimed origin ensure that we get the look we want and keep a clear conscience. Reclaimed wood Reclaimed wood comes from a variety of sources and species. Whether it’s heart pine from a 1890 Virginia warehouse or burgundy-stained oak from old California wine barrels, all reclaimed wood has a story—and the kind of character and richness not available with new wood. Choosing reclaimed goodies also keeps more trees firmly planted in the ground. Recommended sources include VintageTimber.com, ElmwoodRe-

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claimedTimber.com and Habitat.org/ cd/env/restore.aspx. Wood alternatives Wood-like composites made from recycled plastics are as much or more effective as solid wood for interior decoration. Timbron International makes decorative moldings that are 90 percent recycled. “Our moldings can be cut, nailed, glued, sanded, caulked and painted, just like wood,” says Steve Lacy, the company’s president and CEO, “but, unlike wood, our product is more durable and impervious to water.” Innovative sources include Timbron. com and PlasTeak.com.

Dress Up Windows

Window treatments should complement décor, rather than dominate or dictate it. Earth-kind window fashions that come in soft, natural colors allow furnishings and decorative touches to be the star. Select natural window treatments that are easy on the planet and anything but drab. Natural shades Natural shades enhance any design aesthetic, from traditional to modern. Earthshade, a leader in natural window fashions made from rapidly renewable plants such as grass, reed and bamboo, produces shades in an array of styles


The Great Energy-Efficiency Payback Incentives to Upgrade and Save Money   by Brita Belli

The biggest obstacle to retrofitting our home with energy-saving upgrades and technologies—from storm windows to stellar insulation and rooftop solar panels—is often the cost. Even though we’re paying higher electric, gas and water bills due to leaks, drafts and outdated systems, these incremental penalties somehow seem more manageable than the upfront investment of installing say, a new geothermal heat pump. Fortunately, Americans today have access to a range of federal and state incentives, loans, mortgages and tax breaks for those who want to improve their energy use while reducing the initial cost. It’s now possible to make everything from solar heating to efficient air conditioning or a new furnace more affordable.   Find the latest federal, state and local utility deals listed online at dsire.org, a service of the U.S. Department of Energy.   1.       Energy-Efficiency Tax Credit: Energy-efficient water heaters, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, air conditioners, insulation, windows, doors, roofs, circulating fans and biomass stoves are eligible for a 30 percent tax credit of up to $1,500. Expires December 31, 2010. EnergyStar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_ credits.tx_index

and flexible options. Principal Craig Swanson promotes the rigorous quality standards his shades must meet, as well as the fact that they are sustainably procured and fair trade crafted, all without chemicals.

2.       Renewable Energy Tax Credit: Geothermal heat pumps, small wind turbines and solar energy systems are eligible for a 30 percent tax credit with no upper limit for existing homes and new construction. Expires December 31, 2016. EnergyStar.gov/index.cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index 3.       Fuel Cells and Microturbine Tax Credit: Residential fuel cell and microturbine systems are eligible for a 30 percent tax credit of up to $500 per .5 kW of operating capacity for existing homes and new construction. Expires December 31, 2016. EnergyStar.gov/index. cfm?c=tax_credits.tx_index 4.      Federal Housing Administration Energy-Efficient Mortgages: Through an FHA program, lenders can borrow up to 100 percent of energy efficiency improvement costs to add to an existing mortgage loan. Loan amounts cannot be greater than the projected savings the improvements will bring. fha.com/energy_efficient.cfm

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silk or organically grown cotton, hemp or linen. These fabrications are much more than renewable, however. Hemp, for example, is naturally insulating and can improve a window’s energy performance. Loose linen weaves will allow natural light to filter through while protecting furnishings from harsh sunlight.

Natural curtains Natural window fabrics may be luxurious

Reputable sources include Rawganique. com and PlumRidge.com.

5.       Conventional Energy-Efficient Mortgages: Private lenders sell loans to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that allow homebuyers to borrow up to 15 percent of an existing home’s appraised value for energy-saving improvements as documented by a certified Home Energy Rater (search for one by state at natresnet.org/directory/raters.aspx). Fannie Mae also lends up to 5 percent for Energy Star-rated new homes, including applicants who might not be income-qualified, by allowing lenders to adjust borrowers’ debt-to-income ratio by 2 percent. resnet.us/ratings/mortgages/freddiemac/summary.htm 6. Energy-Efficient Appliances Rebate: Consumers can receive rebates to purchase new, Energy Star-rated appliances when they replace used appliances—including boilers, air conditioners, dishwashers, refrigerators and clothes washers— using $300 million distributed through the government’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Start and end dates plus amounts vary by state. EnergySavers.gov/financial/70022.html   Brita Belli is the editor of E – The Environmental Magazine, and the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home.

Improve Lighting

Lighting is an integral part of a room’s appeal, but the right lighting does more than enhance the beauty and utility of a room; it can also improve its energy efficiency and safety. CFL applications Use compact fluorescent light bulbs only in fixtures that are continuously on for an hour or more a day. For

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fixtures turned off and on for a few minutes at a time, stick with standard bulbs. This protects your investment in CLFs, which can deteriorate faster if subjected to frequent on/off cycles. HomeDepot.com lists eco-options.

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e do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb

LED applications Light emitting diodes are fast becoming the new light source for ultraenergy-efficient household lighting. Bulbs designed for home applications typically house a cluster of several small LED bulbs under a diffuser lens with an Edison base. Although more expensive than a comparable incandescent bulb, an LED bulb can last up to 50 times longer and use 85 percent less energy, so the cost is recouped over time. Helpful sources include Polar-Ray.com and LEDBulb.com.

Light sensors We want to turn lights off to save energy, but no one likes fumbling in the dark for a light switch. Occupancy sensors enable lights to turn on automatically when a room is entered and shut off once exited. No more forgetting to turn out the light. Look for sensors using passive infrared technology that detect the heat energy from our bodies. Find some options at Leviton.com. With a growing number of green products and materials to choose from, it’s becoming easier to remodel responsibly, safely and elegantly. Lerner concludes that “This empowers us to make healthy choices and create the life we want to lead.” Crissy Trask, the author of It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for EarthFriendly Living, is a freelance writer and green lifestyle consultant based in Washington state. She can be reached at CT@GreenMatters.com.

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EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE 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. EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUE(EFT) Shellie Enteen, BA, LMBT #4386

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Environmental medicine: Explores the role of dietary and environmental allergens in health and illness. Factors such as dust, mold, chemicals and certain foods may cause allergic reactions that can dramatically influence diseases, ranging from asthma and hay fever to headaches and depression.

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UPSTATE FOREVER

864-250-0500 info@UpstateForever.org www.UpstateForever.org Upstate Forever is a regional conservation group that proUpstate motes sensible growth and prospecial places in the ten Forever tects counties of Upstate, South Carolina. Join today!

FACIALS RASPBERRY MOON SKIN THERAPY

FARM STORES BUFFALO FARMS

1705 Jonesville Rd. 864-553-5500•Simpsonville www.carolinabuffalo.com See the buffalo roam, walk through the veggie patch. All natural produce, Happy Cow milk, honey, eggs, poultry, Bison meat and much more available at our farm store. Open May 1st, Mon-Sat. 9am-7pm.

HAPPY COW CREAMERY

Nicole Martin 1211D Laurens Rd. 864-271-2710•Greenville www.RaspberryMoonST.com Experience a wonderful blend of relaxation with results-oriented skincare. Our goal is to make your skin and soul glow. Dr. Caniglia, 302 skin care lines.

330 McKelvey Rd. 864-243-9699•Pelzer www.HappyCowCreamery.com Our farm store has more than our delicious dairy products. We carry many items from local farmers in the Upstate too. Stop by and visit with our dairy cows. See ad, page 15.

SERENDIPITY ESTHETICS

230 Sam Davis Rd. 864-991-9839•Woodruff www.LiveOakFarmsLLC.com Certified Naturally Grown 80-acre farm specializing in heritage breeds. Animals and vegetables raised according to Certified Naturally Grown standards. No growth hormones or antibiotics. See ad, page 2.

3318 Brushy Creek Rd. 864-879-8755 x17 Greer www.SerendipityEsthetics.com We offer state of the art skin health, with wellness of the skin being first and foremost. Treatments are designed for each individual’s needs.

LIVE OAK FARMS

SPLIT CREEK FARM, LLC

FARMS LIVE OAK FARMS

230 Sam Davis Rd. 864-991-9839 Woodruff www.LiveOakFarmsLLC.com Fresh, nutritious locally-grown food available at our farm store. Open Wed. & Fri. 10am-6pm. Thurs. & Sat. 10am-4pm. See ad, page 2.

SPLIT CREEK FARM, LLC

3806 Centerville Rd. 864-287-3921•Anderson www.SplitCreek.com Split Creek Farm goat dairy and cheese processing plant is known for its artisan goat milk cheeses, yogurt, fudge, and soap products.

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3806 Centerville Rd. 864-287-3921•Anderson www.SplitCreek.com Split Creek Farm market sells the farm’s artisan goat milk products: cheese, fudge, yogurt, milk & soap. Other products available also. MonSat.

FARM TOURS HAPPY COW CREAMERY

330 McKelvey Rd. 864-243-5928•Pelzer www.HappyCowCreamery.com See the “Got Milk” process from beginning to end. Our tours are sure to be educational with a touch of good ol’ farm fun! Call for available dates and times. See ad, page 15.

LIVE OAK FARMS

230 Sam Davis Rd. 864-991-9839•Woodruff www.LiveOakFarmsLLC.com Bring the family and have fun down on the farm! Enjoyable activities for families, seniors and school groups. Only $5 per person. See ad, page 2.

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SPLIT CREEK FARM, LLC

3806 Centerville Rd. 864-287-3921•Anderson www.SplitCreek.com Tour Split Creek Farm-a working dairy goat farm. Educational tours by appointment. Farm shops open Mon – Sat 9-6 & Sun 2-5. Call for more info.

FARMER’S MARKET EASLEY FARMER’S MARKET

205 N. First St. 864-855-7900•Easley LGarrett@CityOfEasley.com www.EasleyFarmersMarket.com Grand opening Saturday, April 10th – this day only 10am-2pm. Every Saturday thereafter, 8amNoon. Variety of vendors and workshops monthly by Master Gardeners.

UPSTATE LOCALLY GROWN FARMER’S MARKET

Donna Putney 864-901-2692•Honea Path www.upstatesc.locallygrown.net First online farmer’s market in South Carolina! Order from local farmers and pick up near you. So fresh, many products are still in the field when you order.

FARMS – ORGANIC ROSE HILL PLANTATION

1910 Three Bridges Rd. 864-306-0303•Easley 1corey@bellsouth.net Rose Hill offers seasonal naturally grown produce/ herbs/flowers, products from other local farms including Happy Cow & Nature’s Beef, and a large selection of gifts, including jewelry, home décor and toys.

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FITNESS CENTERS YMCA OF GREENVILLE

Four local fitness branches (Eastside, Caine Halter, Golden Strip, George I. Theisen) 864-242-1111 www.YmcaGreenville.org Get a great cardiovascular workout, weight train for strength or rehabilitation, join a group exercise class or swim in one of our heated pools.

FOOD CO-OP/STORES UPSTATE LOCAL FOOD CONNECTION

Donna Putney 864- 901-2692•Honea Path PutneyFarm@aol.com www.GreenvilleChefs.LocallyGrown.net What a convenience for local small businesses! This new local food system saves time, money, transport, and bookkeeping. Order online directly from various producers; receive all the orders at once.

NATIVE MEATS

864-801-2320 Info@nativemeats.com www.NativeMeats.com Dedicated to healthy foods, righteous farming and local producers. Relying on diversified, pasture-based farming, our meats are free of synthetic hormones, steroids or antibiotics.

FOOD PRODUCTS GLUTEN-FREE CUPCAKE COUTURE & CATERING

115 Pelham Rd., Ste. 6 864-232-0775•Greenville www.ILoveCupCakeCouture.com Gourmet gluten-free cupcakes, cakes, breads, and other specialty baked goods all natural and made from scratch. We use the highest quality ingredients catering to your dietetic needs, without sacrificing flavor or taste. See ad, Page 13.

FOOD PRODUCTS – NATURAL BUFFALO FARMS

1705 Jonesville Rd. 864-553-5500•Simpsonville www.carolinabuffalo.com See the buffalo roam. All natural produce, honey, eggs, poultry, and Bison meat available at our farm store. Open May 1st, MonSat. 9am-7pm.

HAPPY COW CREAMERY

330 McKelvey Rd. 864-243-9699•Pelzer www.HappyCowCreamery.com Happy Cow dairy and butter, Wisconsin cheese, raw unfiltered local honey, freerange chickens and eggs, and organically grown Woods corn mill. Are just a few of the products at our farm store. See ad, page 15.

FOOD PRODUCTS – ORGANIC AMAZING SAVINGS

2710 Whitehorse Rd, Unit 360 864-878-2511•Greenville AmazingSavings@CharterInternet.com We have Happy Cow milk, organic, natural and gluten-free foods, as well as grass-fed and other fresh cut meats. “Greenville’s Little Secret Shop.”

ROSE HILL PLANTATION

1910 Three Bridges Rd. 864-306-0303•Easley 1corey@bellsouth.net Rose Hill offers seasonal naturally-grown produce/ herbs/flowers, products from other local farms including Happy Cow & Nature’s Beef, and a large selection of gifts, including jewelry, home décor and toys.

FOOD PRODUCTS – VEGAN CUPCAKE COUTURE & CATERING

115 Pelham Rd., Ste. 6 864-232-0775•Greenville www.ILoveCupCakeCouture.com Gourmet vegan cupcakes and bakery items all natural and made from scratch. We use the highest quality ingredients catering to your dietetic needs, without sacrificing flavor or taste. See ad, Page 13.

FOOT THERAPY THE PAMPERED SOLE

Linda Goulart, LMBT #4812 864-907-4940•GVL and SPTBG www.PamperedSoleOnline.com Foot therapy for the SOLE. Offering Reflexology, Foot Massage, and Therapeutic foot treatments for foot problems. Foot pampering parties - great for girl’s night, birthdays, bridal, teenager slumber, etc… check out video of a foot party on our web site. See ad, page 51.

GARDENING/FARMING – SUPPLIES & SERVICES GARDEN DELIGHTS

Julie Thompson-Adolf 104 S. Staunton Ct. 864-325-3355•Moore www.GardenDelights-SC.com

Delight your senses with fresh produce from your backyard. We specialize in growing organic heirloom vegetable plants-the funky, delicious tomatoes your grandma grew, and fiery peppers passed down through generations. With more than 100 heirloom tomato varieties and dozens of heirloom peppers and herbs to choose from, you’re certain to find something to delight your palate!

GIFTS & TOYS ROSE HILL PLANTATION

1910 Three Bridges Rd. 864-306-0303•Easley 1corey@bellsouth.net Rose Hill offers seasonal naturally grown produce/ herbs/flowers, products from other local farms including Happy Cow & Nature’s Beef, and a large selection of gifts, including jewelry, home décor and toys.

GREEN BUILDING CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS ADDISON HOMES, LLC

PO Box 25265 864-848-2667•Greenville www.Addison-Homes.com Addison Homes, an awardwinning residential construction firm dedicated to the construction and renovation of high-performance, energy efficient, healthy homes across the Upstate of South Carolina.

ECO-REALTY INTERNATIONAL

Live Green Save Green 199 North Dean Street 864-278-8088•Spartanburg How do you make your home or building more energy efficient? What kind of materials create a healthy environment? How do you get a building LEED certified? Where do you find an energy auditor? We have the answers. Call for more information. See ad, page 34.

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HOME COOKING

Ten Reasons to Take Back the Plate

by Rich Sanders

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e’re all cooks now. Or at least, we should be. The word is spreading about healthy home cooking and its connection to sustainable, local food. Here are 10 reasons to help you get cooking with conviction.

1. It’s economical

Home cooking saves money. At a restaurant, you’re spending dollars on the cost of running somebody’s business. Purchasing prepared food from the grocer’s freezer involves paying for the processing, packaging and advertising of that product. When you cook sustainably, you take savings to the next level, using locally raised and produced food, so you’re not footing the bill for transporting ingredients across the country or around the globe.

2. It’s safer

When you cook, you have more control over what goes into your body. By buying organic, sustainably raised or minimally treated meat, dairy and produce, you can dramatically reduce your consumption of food contaminated by chemical fertilizers, hormones, antibiotics or harmful bacteria.

3. It’s healthier

You have control over the nutritional value of the foods you prepare. Locally grown food is fresher and more nutritious. Cooking methods also count. For example, roasting a vegetable preserves vitamins that are wasted by boiling it; retaining the peel on many fruits and vegetables provides additional vitamins. Are you watching your salt or sugar intake or keeping an eye on fats or carbohydrates? You’re in control of all of these when you are the cook.

4. It tastes better

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rupted by cheap chemicals and corn syrup. We’ve forgotten how wonderfully delicious fresh food tastes because we are acclimated to food polluted with preservatives. Sustainable, local ingredients just taste better, so let good food help you take back your palate, so you can take back your plate.

5. It tastes like you want it to

When you do your own cooking, you can customize the flavor to suit your own (or your family’s or guests’) preferences. Once you get the hang of it, experimentation is the name of the game. As you learn to cook sustainably, you’ll begin to find combinations of the tastes you like and which foods are especially healthy for you.

6. It’s satisfying

You’ll discover that you derive the same sense of satisfaction from learning to cook sustainably that many people get from working out. By preparing healthy meals with local ingredients, you can be confident that you’re doing something good for yourself, your family and the environment.

7. It makes reducing meat consumption easier

Many people are pledging to cut out meat one day a week for their own health and that of the planet. MeatlessMonday. com advises that going meatless once a week reduces our risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. It also reduces our carbon footprint and saves precious resources like fresh water and fossil fuel. Learning to cook helps you create signature meatless dishes, whether they’re twists on old standbys or tasty recipes that start out meat-free.

8. It’s a gift to future generations

If the good food movement is to succeed, it will be through our children; invite them to participate in cooking. Kids love to “play” in the kitchen, and there are dozens of ways they can be involved—from reading a recipe and washing pro-


Top Green Eating Tips Indulge in the Big O

Organic food is grown and/or processed in ways that support healthy people and a healthy planet. If you can’t find or afford organic options for everything, recognize that some nonorganic produce contains more pesticides than others. The Environmental Working Group offers their Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides as a free, downloadable guide and iPhone application that identifies the fruits and veggies with the most and least pesticides. Visit FoodNews. org/walletguide.php.

Feast on Fair Trade fare

Fair Trade-certified food ensures a proper wage and working conditions for those who harvest and handle it. It’s also greener for the environment. Fair Trade certification is currently available in the United States for coffee, tea, herbs, cocoa, chocolate, fresh fruit, flowers, sugar, rice and vanilla.

duce to mixing nature’s ingredients and decorating healthful homemade cookies. Take kids shopping at farmers’ markets, so they can see the source of their recipe ingredients. Even better, take them to a farm, where they can follow the food trail from the beginning. They will learn by example and in a generation, healthy, sustainable home cooking will once again be the norm and not the exception.

9. It enriches your life

Involve friends in a sustainable dinner party, a perfect opportunity to build community and spread the word about sustainable local food. Download a Sustainable Dinner Party Kit at SustainableTable.org/spread/kits. Sharing a meal together and engaging in face-to-face conversation with family or friends reinforces a precious bond.

10. It makes a statement

Go local

Learning to cook sustainably is an opportunity to vote with your soup pot, while you lobby with your fork; make it your own special way of furthering values you believe in—stewardship, responsibility, independence and loving care—by taking control of what goes onto your plate and taking away some of the power of industrialized agribusiness.

Don’t follow the pack

Rich Sanders, a lifelong foodie, is the director of Sustainable Table, at SustainableTable.org. His corporate career has consistently married technology and the arts, in television, multimedia and software and Internet business development. Connect at Rich@SustainableTable.org.

Local, seasonal food cuts back on transportation, uses less packaging, is fresher and tastier and comes in more varieties. It also supports small local growers. Good sources of local foods include farmers’ markets or community supported agriculture (CSA) groups. Look for unpackaged or minimally packaged foods; experiment with bringing your own containers and buying in bulk, or pick brands that use bio-based plastic packing. Recycle or reuse any packaging you do end up with.

Compost the leftovers

Composting eases the burden on the landfill, contributes to productive soil and keeps the kitchen wastebasket odorfree. Apartment dwellers can do it, too. A useful introduction for indoor composters can be found at JourneyToForever.org/compost_indoor.html.

Grow your own

Raise mini-crops in a raised garden bed, greenhouse or window box. Even urbanites can get a lot of good eats from not much space. Visit VeganOrganic.net and search for the exact phrase, “windowsill gardening,” for an introductory article.

Eat it raw

Many people advocate the benefits of eating raw foods. Besides the possible health advantages, preparing raw food consumes less energy, and because raw food is usually fresh, it is more likely to be locally grown.

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Common Sense Defenses Against Seasonal Allergies Tips to Help Children Breathe Easier by Bevin Wallace

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or one in seven U.S. children, spring brings the start of seasonal allergies that can last through the fall. Seasonal allergies such as hay fever and allergic rhinitis occur when an airborne allergen comes into contact with nasal membranes, triggering the release of inflammatory histamines. The result can be sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes, coughing and runny nose. While not life threatening, these symptoms tend to interrupt a youngster’s sleep, weaken concentration and keep him or her from participating fully in play and school. Over-the-counter allergy medications can bring relief, but like other conventional drugs, they are not without drawbacks. “I don’t think decongestants and antihistamines are appropriate for kids, period,” states Randall Neustaedter, a doctor of Oriental medicine and a homeopathic pediatrician. “They tend to make kids tired, and they don’t really address the problem. They’re like putting a Band-Aid on the symptoms. It’s more important to build up immune system function, which these medications do not do.” Long-term use of antihistamines also has been linked to depression, anxiety and impaired thinking. A better approach is to gently and naturally reduce a child’s contact with allergic substances while boosting the immune system. Here’s how.

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Steps for Prevention 1. Clean inside air.

Install a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which removes pollen and dust from indoor air, and keep it running in the child’s bedroom 24 hours a day. The portable models work fine in smaller rooms and cost less than $100. On windy days and while the child is sleeping, keep the windows shut. If possible, remove old carpeting and cover air vents with filters; vacuum frequently when children are not in the room; avoid using ceiling fans; and wash all bedding and stuffed animals once a week.

2. Keep the nose clean.

It might take some getting used to, but rinsing the sinuses with a warm saline solution (salt water) is an excellent, age-old, natural remedy that helps reduce contact with pollen and lessens allergy symptoms. Sinus rinse kits are available in stores and online for about $15. A cleansing device of Indian origin called the Neti Pot is another affordable alternative.

3. Provide a low-inflammation diet. Many children who have food sensitivities don’t know it. Foods such as


dairy and wheat can promote the formation of mucus and inflammation that can create an imbalance in immune system function, advises Neustaedter. Consider limiting these foods before and during allergy season. He also suggests using nutritional supplements to build up the smallintestine lining, which helps balance immune system function. For example, glutamine is an amino acid linked to improved intestinal-lining maintenance. Also add more antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory foods such as nuts, fish, grapes, oranges, apples and tomatoes to family meals. Because they fight free-radical cell damage (which interferes with the immune system), antioxidants can help boost immunity.

Guide, Neustaedter also cites research that links allergies to vaccines. “Some researchers think that vaccination of children tends to create an imbalance in the immune responses, making children more prone to allergic responses,” he notes. The most common hay fever triggers are plant pollens. Flower pollen is usually carried by bees, so it isn’t windblown and rarely gets into people’s noses. More than 1,000 varieties

of grass grow in North America, but only Kentucky bluegrass and a few others produce allergic pollen. The most prolific culprits are weeds such as ragweed, sagebrush and thistle. Trees with the highest pollen counts are oak, ash, elm, hickory, pecan, box elder and mountain cedar. Because allergy symptoms from any source are generally the same, many holistic pediatricians don’t recommend allergy skin tests.

4. Try natural medicines.

When allergy symptoms flare up, Neustaedter recommends trying Chinese herbal formulas with Xanthium, which relieves symptoms by acting like an antihistamine. Recent studies also attest to the helpfulness of rosemary, which is deemed safe, even for children. The idea is to deliver “the most help with the least intervention,” Neustaedter says. Always consult an experienced herbalist or holistic doctor before giving any herbs to children; some can be toxic if given improperly.

5. Consider allergy-soothing teas.

Warm liquids soothe the throat and nasal passages, and there are several teas created specifically for allergy sufferers. Natural tea sweeteners include honey and stevia.

Other Factors While a genetic predisposition is often a factor, recent studies also suggest that oversensitivity to allergens might be linked to antibiotic overuse, which might explain why allergies have been on the rise for the past 40 years. “Antibiotics kill off not only disease-causing bacteria, but also health-promoting bacteria,” explains Gary B. Huffnagle, Ph.D., of the University of Michigan. In his new book, The Holistic Baby

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HEALTH CLUBS POWERHOUSE GYM

1018 S. Bateville Rd. 864-801-2480•Greer www.PowerhouseGym.com Full-service health club. We also offer personal training, individualized cardio boxing sessions and boot camp. Open 7 days a week. Short and long-term agreements. 350+ locations, 1.5 million members strong.

HEALTH FOOD STORES ALL NATURAL HEALTH & BEAUTY CENTER

Bobby Caston, Health/Wellness Consultant 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville www.NaturalFarmacy.net We offer health/wellness programs and natural products that are effective. We carry many name brand vitamins and supplements at affordable prices. Free consultations. See ad, page 19.

Market For Life

Margaret Griffin 2801 Wade Hampton Blvd, #15 864-268-9255•Taylors Natural foods, bulk foods/ herbs, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, books, health and beauty aids, pet supplies. We specialize in customer service! Special orders welcome.

The Wild Radish

Jody Harris & Gigi Perry 161 Verdin Rd. 864-297-1105•Greenville Vitamins and women’s products, goat’s milk and cheeses, raw juice & smoothie bar, Sami’s wheat/gluten-free products, vegan/spelt and sugar-free baked goods, pet wellness, monthly healthy living classes. See ad, page 41.

Earth Fare − The Healthy Supermarket 3620 Pelham Rd. 864-527-4220•Greenville www.EarthFare.com

1140 Woodruff Rd. 864-335-2300•Greenville www.WholeFoodsMarket.com/stores/greenville Imagine a farmers market: fresh produce, meats, a fish market, a gourmet shop, a European bakery, the corner grocery store, and eat-in café, all rolled into one. Taste new foods, exchange ideas and learn about the issues important to the local food community and the environment. Monthly calendar of events. We want to be your neighborhood supermarket. See ad, page 57.

HEALTHCARE PRODUCTS ABC’s OF HEALTH

437 N. Main St. 864-329-0004•Mauldin www.ABCofHealth.com & ABCofHealth.info Quality healthcare products at competitive prices – vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, proteins, whole food supplements, etc.; also air purifiers, water filters, shower filters, alkalizers/ionizers, and water purifiers. See ad, page 35.

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.

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

RECLAIM YOUR EMOTIONAL BALANCE… Are you suffering with depression, anxiety, chronic pain or past hurts?

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Counseling & Consultation Services, LLC “Your path to personal healing and growth”

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hen your pup seems to be feeling under the weather, you probably head straight for the veterinarian. But keeping furry family members happy and healthy doesn’t necessarily mean racking up large vet bills. Minor health problems can often be treated at home with herbal remedies. When it comes to using herbs, less is more, says Randy Kidd, DVM, author of Dr. Kidd’s Guide to Herbal Dog Care (Storey Books, 2000). “Read the product label, then adjust the dose down to the animal’s size, assuming that the dosage on the label is meant for a 150-pound human,” says Kidd. For liquid extracts given internally, the general recommendation is ½ teaspoon three times a day for dogs under 20 pounds, 1 teaspoon three times a day for dogs weighing between 20 and 40 pounds, and 1 tablespoon three times daily for dogs over 40 pounds.

5 Remedies for Common Canine Ailments Problem: Bad breath Herbal remedy: Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) How to use: Mix finely chopped fresh parsley into pet food once or twice a week. Precautions: None. However, chronic “doggy breath” is a sign of periodontal disease, which should be treated by your vet.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. ~George Bernard Shaw

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1/6 V: 2.25 x 4.75 Problem: Ear discomfort Herbal remedy:1/8: Mullein (Verbascum 2.25 x 3.25 densiflorum) How to use: In a glass jar, cover packed mullein leaves and flowers with olive oil. Let the mixture sit for two to three weeks. Strain, and apply several drops to the ear canal. Gently massage the outer ear, then let the dog shake its head. Repeat with the other ear. Precautions: None. Problem: Fleas and ticks Herbal remedy: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) and rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) How to use: Pour boiling water over equal parts of dried herbs and steep until cool. Strain, and apply to dog’s skin. Reapply every few days as needed. Precautions: Do not give lavender internally. Problem: Hyperactivity Herbal remedy: Oats (Avena sativa) How to use: Add ½ cup of cooked oatmeal to pet food. Precautions: None. Problem: Joint pain Herbal remedy: Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) How to use: Look for an extract of this herbal anti-inflammatory and adjust the dose according to weight. Precautions: May cause diarrhea.

Kim Erickson is certified in nutrition, herbalism and bodycare and contributes articles to several leading publications. This article reprinted with permission from Delicious Living, May 2005 issue. © Penton Media, Inc.

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HEALTHY HOME & OFFICE ADDISON HOMES, LLC

PO Box 25265 864-848-2667•Greenville www.Addison-Homes.com Addison Homes is an awardwinning residential construction firm dedicated to the construction and renovation of high-performance, energy efficient, healthy homes across the Upstate of South Carolina.

BEFORE & AFTER

Doug Allen, Director 864-884-5115•Greer www.YourEnergyTools.com Over 15 yrs experience in the identification and elimination of stress factors including electro-pollution, allergies, environmental sensitivities, and the underlying causes of “dis-ease”. Call for a free consultation. See ad, page 44.

INVEST IN WELLNESS

Bonna & Jeff Wallace 864-979-5611•Upstate BonnaWallace@yahoo.com. www.MyNikken.Net/BonnaWallace Patented air, water, and sleep technologies can turn your home into a wellness home; a haven to recharge your body and undo the stress damage.

LIVING HEALTHY TECHNOLOGIES, LLC Mike and Pam Reekie 864-271-0330•Greenville www.LivingHT.com

Residential and commercial air purification, removes airborne and surface contaminates like allergens, odors, mold, bacteria and viruses, using active natural processes, featuring a “Try before you buy” program. See ad, page 27.

RAINBOW PAINTS BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT

HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS

102 E. Butler Blvd. 864-288-2692•Mauldin Eco-friendly Benjamin Moore lowodor paints and Bona floor products. Knowledgeable staff to help you with your decorating needs. Locallyowned since 1970.

CAROLINA HERBS & NUTRITION

6121-D Calhoun Memorial Hwy. 864-855-8805•Easley Herbaldr@Charter.net Full line of NOW products, full line of nutritional products, one-on-one nutritional and health counseling, medical intuitive counseling, herbal alternative to Viagra.

MARKET FOR LIFE

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE TRAINING ABC’s OF HEALTH

437 N. Main St. 864-329-0004•Mauldin www.ABCofHealth.com & ABCofHealth.info Level One Class is free – an introduction to vital healthcare concepts that can empower you to take charge of your health. Call for current class schedule. See ad, page 35.

CCME SEMINARS

864-877-8594 info@CCMESeminars.com www.CCMESeminars.com

Empowering health professionals and all interested in living a healthy lifestyle! Classes in green cleaning, aromatherapy, flower essences, massage, feng shui, tai chi, and more.

LIVN NSIDOUT

550 Brookwood Pt. Pl. 864-228-8888•Simpsonville www.LivnNSidOut.com

Margaret R. Griffin 2801 Wade Hampton Blvd. #15 864-268-9255•Taylors Natural Foods, bulk foods/ herbs, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, books, health and beauty aids, pet supplies. We specialize in customer service! Special orders welcome.

HOMEOPATHY Homeopathy: A therapy that uses small doses of specially prepared plants and minerals to stimulate the body’s defense mechanisms and 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. Augusta Street Clinic

Functional Fitness/ Personal Training - both one-on-one or in a group setting.This specialized fitness training prepares your body and enables you to tackle every-day chores and challenges with a reduced risk for injury. Contact Glen for more details. See ad, page 63.

Dr. Roger Jaynes, DC, DNBHE 864-232-0082•Greenville RogerJaynez@yahoo.com www.AugustaStClinic.com Bio-energetic testing to show any energy imbalance, vitamin or mineral deficiency, and identify environmental allergies. We offer a variety of services at affordable rates. See ad, page 13.

Creating Joyful Birth Memories Prenatal Care, Home Birth, Birth Center Birth, Waterbirth, Doula Care

Smart Pregnancy & Birth Susan Smart, LM, CLDT

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INTERIOR SPACES CONSULTING/ SPACE CLEARING

PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com We use Biofeedback communication with your body to identify what type of homeopathic your body needs. This personalized approach enables superior results. See ad, page 33.

HYPNOTHERAPY Hypnotherapy: A range of hypnosis techniques that allow practitioners to bypass the conscious mind and access the subconscious. The altered state that occurs under hypnosis has been compared to a state of deep meditation or transcendence, in which the innate recuperative abilities of the psyche are allowed to flow more freely. The subject can achieve greater clarity regarding his or her own wants and needs, explore other events or periods of life that require resolution, or generally develop a more positive attitude. Often used to help people lose weight or stop smoking, it is also used in the treatment of phobias, stress and as an adjunct to the treatment of illnesses. ANNE DIBALA, MD, DCH, CHT, NLP Master Prac.

31 Boland Ct. 864-335-5277•Greenville Stressed? Anxious? Overweight? Or just ready to take action on other problems? Experience powerful, effective, rapid results in one session. Free introductory gift. Call now!

FINE REDESIGNS

Michele Senac 864-631-9335 www.FineRedesigns.com Have a beautiful home or office without spending a lot! Using your existing furniture, artwork & accessories, I can create a harmonious space through the art of Interior Redesign & Feng Shui. See ad, page 10.

ION FOOT DETOX ACORN INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

Elaine Hedrick, LMBT #2976/Patti Thomas 419 New Woodruff Rd. 864-848-5291•Greer www.AcornMassage.com Release toxins, heavy metals, and cellular debris while relaxing in a warm footbath. Customize with Laser Therapy (FDA Approved), Reiki, Jin Shin Jyustu, Raindrop, and more.

BRIDGE TO WELLNESS, LLC

607 NE Main St. 864-963-4466•Simpsonville www.YourBridge2Wellness.com Detoxify your body through your feet! Foot baths remove toxins, energizes and are non-invasive. Cleanse & detoxify today, for a healthier you tomorrow. See ad, page 10.  

IMMUNE DISORDERS

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A BETTER WAY HYPNOTHERAPY, LLC

Dr. W. Jeffrey Kramer 7-C Brendan Way 864-242-5810•Greenville www.ABWHypnosis.com Create a more confident and healthier you through Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy. Specializing in smoking cessation, weight removal, stress reduction, pain management, and enhanced selfconfidence.

CAROLINA HERBS & NUTRITION

6121-D Calhoun Memorial Hwy. 864-855-8805•Easley Crystal7@Charter.net Benefits of hypnotherapy: Stop smoking, weight loss, stress reduction, improved study skills and self confident, and health improvement. Call for appointment now.

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LIVING WELL INTEGRATIVE HEALTHCARE

Clif Caldwell, MD. Cheryl Middleton, PA-C 838 Powdersville Rd. Ste. G 864-850-9988•Easley www.LivingWellHealthcare.com “Helping you help yourself” is our firm belief. We do not practice “disease care” as in taking care of a symptom with another pill. We work with you to uncover the basis for your problems and help you eliminate the cause. See ad, page 44.

Iridology: Analysis of the delicate structure of the iris (the colored portion of the eye) to reveal information about conditions within the body. More than 90 specific zones on each iris, for a combined total of 180-plus zones, correspond to specific areas of the body. Because body weaknesses are often noticeable in the iris long before they are discernible through blood work or other laboratory analysis, iridology can be a useful tool for preventive self-care. Kinesiology/applied kinesiology: The study of muscles and their movement. Applied kinesiology tests the 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.

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com Is your body confused? Does your body remember how to heal, metabolize, regenerate etc.? We use a scanning system that identifies where your body needs information to be healthy. See ad, page 33.

Professional, innovative landscape design and installation service from small scale garden renovations to commercial master planning with a focus on sustainability and local ecology.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

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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EARTH DESIGN, INC

405 Johnson St. 864-898-1221•Pickens www.EarthDesignSC.com

WILDEARTH LANDSCAPING 864-242-9225•Greenville

We can create a beautiful, lowmaintenance, earth-friendly landscape to enhance your home or office or help problem-solve. Design, consultation, installation services available. Free estimates.


LASER THERAPY ACORN INTEGRATIVE HEALTH

MASSAGE/BODYWORK

LINDA GOULART, LMBT #4812

Elaine Hedrick, LMBT #2976 419 New Woodruff Rd. 864-848-5291•Greer www.AcornMassage.com Like a plant gravitating toward the sun, let your body bask in the therapeutic light of Low Level Lasers while reducing your stress and pain. FDA approved.

Massage therapy: A general term for the manipulation of soft tissue for therapeutic purposes. Massage therapy incorporates various disciplines and involves kneading, rubbing, brushing and tapping the muscles and connective tissues by hand or using mechanical devices. Its goal is to increase circulation and detoxification in order to reduce physical and emotional stress and increase overall wellness.

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ABIADA HEALING ARTS

309 Jones Rd. 864-233-3033•Taylors JanTheMother@aol.com Designed for the lay person and health practitioners: an FDA cleared, overthe-counter, low level Laser System to clear stressed and traumatized cellular memory. See ad, page 14.

LIFE COACH LIFE COACHING INSTITUTE

864-282-8989•Greenville Dianne@LifeCoachingInstitute.net www.LifeCoachingInstitute.net Our neuropsychological approach, Insight Transformation, trains thoughts and emotions from the inside out for happiness and optimal outcomes in life, work, health and relationships. See ad, page 26.

187 N. Daniel Morgan Ave. 864-542-1123•Spartanburg AbiadaSpa@aol.com Center for well-being. Therapeutic massage/bodywork, Scalar Wave Laser, Quantum Biofeedback, detoxification, couples massage, pain/stress management. Supporting the body towards balance/healing, and promoting wellness.

BLISSFUL MASSAGE THERAPY, LLC Natalie Dingledine, LMBT #4937 1 Chick Springs Rd. Ste. 201F 864-386-1918•Greenville www.Blissful-Massage.com

Treat your body like the temple it is by only using natural, healthful oils and lotions free of parabens, synthetics, fragrances, etc. during your relaxing massage session.

TERRON VAWTER

439 Congaree Rd. #22 864-513-1516•Greenville www.FindingTheMoment.com Ready to discover yourself? Tired of the drama? Learn the tools to find contentment through dialogue in a one-on-one professional private setting. See ad, page 41.

Magnetic field therapy: Electromagnetic energy and the human body have a vital and valid interrelationship, making it possible to use magnetic field therapy as an aid in diagnosing and treating physical and emotional disorders. This process is reported to relieve symptoms and may, in some cases, retard the cycle of new diseases. Magnets and electromagnetic therapy devices are now being used to eliminate pain, facilitate the healing of broken bones and counter the effects of stress.

LIVING WELL CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Jennifer S. Owens 864-246-5554•Greenville & Easley www.LvnWell.com Neuromuscular, carpal tunnel, sports massage, low back (lumbar), neck (cervical), fibromyalgia, muscle release to promote lymph flow. Helping you improve your health!

Massage Therapy at Acupuncture of Greer

Rita Cunningham, LMBT #5999 864-451-9295•Greer Stressed out? In pain? Relax, and enjoy health benefits with a therapeutic massage designed just for you. Swedish, deep tissue, foot reflexology, pre-natal services. Special: $45 an hour.

MIND, BODY & SPIRIT MASSAGE THERAPY

Kellyann Battista, LMBT #6131 425 North Main St. Ste. C 864-356-5901•Simpsonville

JENNIFER ULRICH, LMBT #6507

Upstate Neurology 103 Clair Dr. 864-295-0051•Piedmont Want to feel whole again? Come in and speak with an attentive therapist who will listen to your needs. Swedish and Therapeutic deep tissue offered. See ad, page 51.

JONI DURHAM, LMbT #2926

Upstate Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork 864-907-4940•Greenville www.UpstateMassage.com Therapeutic therapies including SET Therapy, deep tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, and relaxation massage. Our focus is alleviating your pain and stress. Welcoming HSA, Flex plans, and auto insurance claims. See ad, page 51.

Creative Health 14 South Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville Joni utilizes many massage modalities to bring relief of pain and facilitate healing. Swedish, deep tissue, hot stones, cupping, aromatherapy. Relaxing, replenishing, therapeutic massage therapy. See ad, back cover.

www.MindBodySpiritHealing.MassageTherapy.com

Looking to release muscle tightness? Stressed out or anxious? Stress doesn’t go away, it accumulates! Swedish, Neuromuscular, Hot Lava Shell, Prenatal and Infant Massage available. Your first one hour session is only $35. Relief is just a phone call away! See ad, page 51.

NADINE JACOBS GAMMON, LMT #5360

864-608-1577•Greenville Nadine@AllIsWellInMyWorld.com. AllIsWellInMyWorld.com Specializing in fertility and prenatal massage. I have helped many runners and triathletes through their aches and pains while training for marathons and Ironman triathlons. Swedish, deep tissue and Active Isolated Stretching also available. See ad, page 51.

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TAI CHI MASSAGE

June Lordi, LMBT #4599 106 Memorial Dr. 864-634-3019, 864-877-0037•Greer www.TaiChiMassage.com 28 years experience in stress and pain reduction, and rehabilitative massage therapy. tai chi/massage instruction. Work with athletes, maternity, infants, elderly, and medical referrals.

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.

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION SUSTAINABLE GREENVILLE 864-313-2145•Greenville OutdoorEd@juno.com www.SustainableGreenville.com

Online network for information about the Upstate’s businesses, organizations and events focused on improving quality of life through sustainability, green living and natural health.

ZEN BODYWORK

Duane Herndon, LMBT #6215 425 North Main St. Ste. C 864-979-8548•Simpsonville www.ZenBodywork.MassageTherapy.com A unique massage experience tailored to meet your specific health and wellness needs. Relaxation, stress relief, and muscle pain reduction are just a phone call away. Your first session is only $40 (a savings of $20) Don’t delay – call today. See ad, page 51.

MASSAGE INSTRUCTION

MENTAL FITNESS QUICKWITZ

864-404-1561 www.QuickWitz.com

TAI CHI MASSAGE

June Lordi, LMBT #4599 106 Memorial Dr. 864-634-3019, 864-877-0037•Greer www.TaiChiMassage.com Classes for the layperson in massage, tai chi and movement. 28 years experience in teaching individuals and groups for stress/pain reduction, flexibility, and general lifestyle adjustments. Call for information on classes for your group. Professional continuing education in massage therapy also available.

MASSAGE & SKIN CARE SCHOOLS GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Denna Cantillion PO Box 5616 864-250-8557•Greenville www.GvlTec.edu Greenville Technical College has served the Upstate since 1962. With more than 130 college credit programs, university transfer and continuing education, we are college that works.See ad, page 25.

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 letting-go mechanisms. Techniques include 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

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QuickWitz is a unique brain training program for the 55+ population. Using hands-on activities and games, QuickWitz will help you get sharp and stay sharp.

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 nurse-midwives 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 eliminates 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. 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 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 nutri-

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tion, herbal medicine, homeopathy and minor surgery plus basic obstetrics for assistance with natural childbirth. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP): A systematic approach to changing the limiting patterns of thought, behavior and language. Through conversation, practitioners 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.

MUSIC LUCY ALLEN & MARSHALL GOERS

864-238-1816 (Lucy) or 864-270-5304 lucy@lucy-allen.com www.Lucy-Allen.com Contemporary and traditional folk and old-time music. Duo available for concerts, weddings, parties, dances and school programs. Listed on SC Artist Roster.

NUTRITION LIVING WELL CHIROPRACTIC

Dr. Jennifer S. Owens 864-246-5554•Greenville & Easley www.LvnWell.com Nutrition Response TestingTM: Program designed specifically for you. Lose weight, think clearly, save time and money, be yourself again. Let us help your family today.

NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING 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. CREATIVE HEALTH

Alicia Hall, CNHP, RYT 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville Through one-on-one consultation, Alicia provides guidance and education for a greater understanding of one’s individual health and well-being. Also a registered yoga instructor. See ad, back cover.


CREATIVE HEALTH

Alison Lively, CNHP 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville Utilizing Iridology and Kinesiology to identify your specific health needs, developing individualized programs for anyone seeking optimum health. Also providing specialized programs for children. See ad, back cover.

CREATIVE HEALTH

Melanie Parrish, CNHP 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville When given the proper tools, our bodies can heal or resist a state of “dis”ease. Allow me to assist you in reaching this goal. Specializing in Nutrition and Iridology. See ad, back cover.

CREATIVE HEALTH

Terry Hall-Hines, CNHP, CNC, MH, CTN, AANC 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville Terry Hall, founder of Creative Health, Greenville’s first wholistic center, continues with her mission to teach others to heal their bodies the way God intended. See ad, back cover.

PALMETTO CLINIC OF CHIROPRACTIC

4200 E. North St. Ste. #6 864-244-4123•Greenville Info@PalmettoClinicOfChiropractic.com We offer chiropractic & spinal rehab services. We also offer nutritional counseling, weight loss, BioMeridian testing, ionized water, whole food supplements and more. Achieve maximum health here!

NUTRITIONAL HEALTH CENTER Dr. John Marone, D.C. 647 SE Main St. 864-963-9304•Simpsonville

Serving Simpsonville since 1994. We provide family nutritional health improvement services and testing with dietary counseling. We specialize in women’s health, chronic pain from disease, and allergies. See ad, page 26.

PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com We use Live & Dried Blood Analysis and Biofeedback communication with your body to identify what type of nutrition and supplements your body needs. This personalized approach takes out the guessing and enables superior results. See ad, page 33.

PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072 •Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com Perfect Balance offers several options for pain management. We will develop a plan for your specific pain needs. See ad, page 33.

PAIN/STRESS REDUCTION

NUTRITIONAL PRODUCTS

ABIADA HEALING ARTS

Activz - whole 9 +VMA

Dawn Deboskey 864-221-0710 MyActivz.com/HealthyNewYou Get your full day’s nutrition by 9:00am. Activz Whole 9+VMA contains 9 daily servings of fruits and veggies, amino acid minerals, essential fatty acids, 11 strains of live probiotics, digestive enzymes, and other essential antioxidants and enzymes in a bio-available, organic delicious meal replacement drink. See ad, page 9.

MARKET FOR LIFE

Margaret R. Griffin 2801 Wade Hampton Blvd. #15 864-268-9255•Taylors Natural Foods, bulk foods/ herbs, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathic remedies, books, health and beauty aids, pet supplies. We specialize in customer service! Special orders welcome.

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Kristin DiPrima 864-553-9810•Simpsonville www.ZRIIProduct.com Products are based on Ayurvedic principles which help to energize, revitalize, detoxify, and balance your body internally. Endorsed by the Chopra Center for Well-being. See ad, page 42.

187 N. Daniel Morgan Ave. 864-542-1123•Spartanburg AbiadaSpa@aol.com Center for well-being. Therapeutic massage/ bodywork, Scalar Wave Laser, Quantum Biofeedback, detoxification, couples massage, pain/stress management. Supporting the body towards balance/healing, and promoting wellness.

BRIDGE TO WELLNESS, LLC

607 NE Main St. 864-963-4466•Simpsonville www.YourBridge2Wellness.com Relieve pain and reduce your stress levels from a warm and comfortable Bio-mat Thermotherapy session - a safe and non-invasive device that has been clinically proven to help support the body in the detoxification process. See ad, page 10.

INVEST IN WELLNESS

Bonna & Jeff Wallace 864-979-5611•Upstate BonnaWallace@yahoo.com. www.MyNikken.Net/BonnaWallace Are you enjoying your life to the fullest? Concerned about bone health? If you’re hurting we have natural products that help. Call for a sample today!

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OUTDOOR STORE HALF MOON OUTFITTERS

1420 Laurens Rd. 864-233-4001•Greenville www.HalfMoonOutfitters.com Specializing in goods from the North Face, Patagonia, Chaco Sandals, Mountain Hardwear and more. Offering the best product knowledge and expertise in the outdoor industry

4109 E. North St. Ste #100-A 864-242-1160•Greenville www.MigunOfGreenville.com Relaxing Migun thermal massage system with far-infrared heat gently rolls up and down your body, reducing pain,relieving stress, and more! 60-day free trial. See ad, page 27.

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PAINTS RAINBOW PAINTS BENJAMIN MOORE PAINT

102 E. Butler Blvd. 864-288-2692•Mauldin Eco-friendly Benjamin Moore lowodor/fume paints and Bona floor products. Knowledgeable staff to help you with your decorating needs. Locally-owned since 1970.

PHYSICAL THERAPY/ CHRONIC PAIN THERAPEUTIC SOLUTIONS Swati Kulkarni, P.T. 1199 John B White Sr. Blvd, 864-587-6498•Spartanburg www.SwatiTherapy.com

Unique hands-on gentle therapy for chronic pain using Myofascial Release, CranioSacral and counterstrain. Emphasizing treatment for body, mind and soul.

PERSONAL COACHING CAREER PLANNING LIFE COACHING INSTITUTE

864-282-8989•Greenville Dianne@LifeCoachingInstitute.net www.LifeCoachingInstitute.net

Using a transformational coaching framework, Insight transformation, we coach individuals to obtain the career and life desired using tools from neuropsychology for optimal thinking. See ad, page 26.

PERSONAL TRAINING

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 ESTATE

GREENVILLE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

Denna Cantillion PO Box 5616 864-250-8557•Greenville www.GvlTec.edu Greenville Technical College has served the Upstate since 1962. With more than 130 college credit programs, University Transfer and Continuing Education, we’re college that works. See ad, page 25.

ECO-REALTY, INTERNATIONAL

Live Green Save Green 199 North Dean Street 864-278-8088•Spartanburg We can help you buy a home with an Energy Efficient Mortgage or how to give your building a Green competitive advantage when selling. Call for more information. See ad, page 34.

RECYCLING

PET NUTRITION RAW FOOD DIET EDUCATOR Jeanette Watkins 864-386-4080•Greenville Rideatrain4fun@yahoo.com

Keep your pet in optimum health. Learn how to integrate the raw diet into your pet’s current diet or transition from dry to canned to raw.

CITY OF GREENVILLE RECYCLING

864-467-8300•Greenville GreenvilleSC.Gov Recycling collection services for city solid waste customers, along with a free drop-off site open to the public. Located at 800 E. Stone Ave. See ad, page 35.

WILLOW WELLNESS CENTER

JAN POSEY, CBT, CNHP 309 Jones Rd. 864-233-3033•Taylors JanTheMother@aol.com Relax with a Reflexology session on the hands, feet or ears to balance the chi energy throughout the entire body and enhance the immune system. See ad, page 14.

RESIDENTIAL SERVICES GREEN TO CLEAN

864-704-7477•Greenville info@greentoclean.org www.GreenToClean.org Because everyone wants a clean, happy home, we offer customized residential cleaning, seasonal deep cleans, pre/post party cleanings and green cleaning parties. Improve your indoor air quality.

RESTAURANTS Coffee To A Tea

54 Lois Ave. 864-373-9836•Greenville www.CoffeeToATea.com www.Facebook.com/Coffee-to-a-Tea Soups and sandwiches served on all natural breads baked in house. All natural sandwich spreads, no steroids or hormones. All natural baked-goods.

INERGY RESTAURANT

550 Brookwood Pt. Pl. 864-688-1800•Simpsonville www.InergyFood.com Inergy is an all-natural restaurant with organic options focusing on nutrients that provide energy for the body. We use the freshest ingredients with a “made from scratch daily” process. Now with Curbside To Go! Check out our website, call ahead and take it home. See ad, page 63.

RESTAURANTS/ CLUBS/CATERING LIFEIT CAFÉ AND DETOX

REFLEXOLOGY 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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hat would you do if the garbage disposal stopped working, your headphones broke or one of the prongs of an extension cord snapped off? Although each of these problems can be repaired easily and economically, most Americans have become accustomed to replacing the defective item with a brand-new one instead of repairing it. When we fix things, we extend their useful life and save money. We also stop frittering away valuable resources on superfluous production of replacements. All it takes is a little expert help and the right information. Compulsively casting off injured possessions for the chance to buy something new is a relatively new behavior in our society. Before we became rabid consumers, repairing stuff was the norm in the United States, as it still is in much of the world. A halfcentury ago, any American homeowner wouldn’t have thought twice about dragging out the toolbox or sewing machine to put something that had fallen apart back together again. It all hints at a silver lining in today’s era of waste, stressed resources and economic struggle: The wisdom of our grand-

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parents’ natural fix-it mentality is being resurrected. People are waking up to the logic of shifting from a throw-away society to one that values permanence. Whether we happen to be game for a do-it-yourself project, or prefer to avoid anything to do with tools, tape, thread and glue, resources abound to help us transform what’s in need of a makeover.

Do It Yourself Many things around the house can be restored with low-cost replacement parts and basic tools by an interested do-it-yourselfer, and fixing things ourselves can leave us with a genuine sense of satisfaction. We may need to look no further than our local hardware store, but the Internet also serves up a slew of howto websites, with step-bystep DIY instructions for repairing, refurbishing, cleaning and maintaining common household items. At Instructables.com, people share what they do and how they do it. Founder and CEO Eric Wilhelm believes that the fiscal advantage of repairing things is just the beginning. “When you


repair something, you have a deeper relationship with it,” says Wilhelm. “Having a connection to things we used to take for granted makes them more valuable to us.”

Barter If our skill, interest or confidence in DIY repairs is lacking, bartering websites help us swap items we own or services we can provide for the services we need. The largest among them, UExchange.com, specializes in all types of bartering. Co-founder Barb Di Renzo reminds us that bartering isn’t anything new. “Bartering is the way our ancestors conducted their daily business and how they survived,” says Di Renzo. “By educating ourselves on the right way to barter, we open ourselves up to many resources and possibilities. It’s a way of taking care of our needs without spending money.” For example, a hairdresser used the website to trade a professional coif for needed computer repairs, without a cent exchanged.

Hire Help When hiring help to see a project through, it’s smart to do our homework. Resources like ServiceMagic.com match project details to prescreened professionals in a local area and provide contractor profiles, including customer ratings and reviews. David Lupberger, Service Magic’s home improvement adviser, stresses the importance of customer feedback, “The bar for customer service in construction is set so low that it is invaluable to know we are hiring a contractor who will return phone calls, show up on time and meet or exceed our expectations.” Once we have a short list of contractors we feel good about, the experts at 411HomeRepair.com recommend obtaining three estimates, or bids, for the project. Before hiring any contractor, always verify that they are licensed (if required), bonded and insured. Spurred by necessity and conscience, new generations are waking up to the eco sense and common sense of maintaining things to make them last. Our future looks brighter because of it. Primary sources: Service Magic, Inc.; Instructables.com; UExchange.com; 411HomeRepair.com. Crissy Trask, the author of It’s Easy Being Green: A Handbook for Earth-Friendly Living, is a freelance writer and green lifestyle consultant based in Washington state. She can be reached at CT@GreenMatters.com.

Instructional Websites to Fix It Yourself DoItYourself.com • Instructables.com HowToFixComputers.com • MonkeySee.com RepairClinic.com

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The Art of Reading by David L. Ulin

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n his 1967 memoir, Stop-Time, Frank Conroy describes his initiation into literature as an adolescent on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. “I’d lie in bed…,” he writes, “and read one paperback after another until two or three in the morning. The real world dissolved and I was free to drift in fantasy, living a thousand lives, each one more powerful, more accessible and more real than my own.” I know that boy: Growing up in the same neighborhood, I was that boy. And I have always read like that, although these days, I find myself driven by the idea that in their intimacy, the one-to-one attention they require, books are not tools to retreat from the world, but, rather, ways to better understand and interact with it. As an act of contemplation, reading relies on our ability to still our mind long enough to inhabit someone else’s world, and to let that someone else inhabit ours. We possess the books we read, but they possess us also, filling us with thoughts and observations, asking us to make them part of ourselves. This is what Conroy was hinting at in his account of adolescence. In order for this to work, however, we need a certain type of silence, an ability to filter out the world’s incessant noise. Such a state is increasingly elusive in our hyper-networked culture, in which every rumor and banality is blogged and tweeted. Today, it seems it is not contemplation we seek, but an odd sort of distraction, busily masquerading as being in the know. How do we pause when we must know everything instantly? How do we ruminate when we are constantly expected to respond? How do we become immersed in something (an idea, emotion or decision)

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when we are no longer willing to give ourselves the space to reflect? This is where real reading comes in, because it demands that space and restores time to us in a fundamental way. Books insist that we slow down and immerse ourselves in them. We can rely on books to pull us back from the world, to reconnect us with a more elemental sense of who we are. Text has a permanence that eclipses boundaries of time and space, whether written yesterday or 1,000 years ago. After spending hours each day reading emails and fielding phone calls in the office, tracking informa-

April 11-17 is National Library Week

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A 2008 Scholastic study found that 82 percent of children ages five to eight and 55 percent of teens ages 15 to 17 like to read for pleasure. Nearly two-thirds prefer to read physical books rather than a computer screen or digital device. Highfrequency Internet users are more likely to read books for fun every day. tion across countless websites, I find it difficult to quiet down in the evening. I pick up a book and read, but some nights it takes 20 pages to settle down. Still, it happens if we want it to, if we consider it necessary. “My experience,” William James once observed, “is what I agree to attend to,” a line Winifred Gallagher uses to set forth the theme of her book, Rapt: Attention and the Focused Life. Attention, she posits, is a lens through which we consider not merely identity, but desire. Who do we want to be, she asks, and how do we go about that process of becoming, in a world of endless options, distractions and possibilities? When I was a kid, my grandmother used to get mad at me for attending family functions with a book. Back then, if I’d had the language for it, I might have argued that the world within the pages was more compelling than the world without; I was reading both to escape and to be engaged. All these years later, I find myself in a similar position, in which reading has become an act of contemplative meditation, with all of meditation’s attendant difficulty and grace. I sit down. I try to make a place for silence. It’s harder than it used to be, but still, I read. David L. Ulin is the book editor of the Los Angeles Times.


Structural integration (Rolfing): A handson 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.

SALON ALL NATURAL HEALTH & BEAUTY CENTER

Alice Caston, Cosmetologist 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville www.NaturalFarmacy.net Over 20 years experience in Licensed Cosmetology. We specialize in multicultural hair care, color, facials and waxing services. We now offer a chemical-free hair straightening program. Free consultations. See ad, page 19.

OXYGEN HAIR STUDIO

Marla Rosenberg, Owner/Stylist 1018 S. Batesville Rd. 864-968-0200•Greer Expert haircare, certified master colorist, Chicago and European trained. Organic, European, and natural haircare products. Consultations available. Open Tuesday thru Saturday. Credit cards accepted.

SKIN & BODY CARE

THE BUTTER BATH COMPANY

864-236-5622 or 864-349-6417 Lynn@ButterBath.com www.ButterBath.com SC Certified - 100% pure, fresh, & natural body care products. Made in Greer, SC. Spa-quality serums, butters, scrubs, etc. The blissful bath & body experience.

SLEEP DISORDERS

SOLAR ENERGY SUN BANKS SOLAR

Kevin Ross 202 Siloam Rd. 864-220-7051•Easley www.SunBanksSolar.com Sun Banks Solar is a locally owned solar design and installation company. We specialize in reducing your energy bills with the use of the sun.

INVEST IN WELLNESS

Bonna & Jeff Wallace 864-979-5611•Upstate BonnaWallace@yahoo.com. www.MyNikken.Net/BonnaWallace Naturest Mattress Topper has latest RAM magnetic technology with FarInfrared fibers for deep REM sleep and recharging body. Pillow and comforter make complete sleep system.

SMOKING CESSATION A BETTER WAY HYPNOTHERAPY, LLC

Dr. W. Jeffrey Kramer 7-C Brendan Way 864-242-5810•Greenville www.ABWHypnosis.com Create a more confident and healthier you through Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy. Specializing in smoking cessation, weight removal, stress reduction, pain management, and enhanced selfconfidence.

STRESS MANAGEMENT A BETTER WAY HYPNOTHERAPY, LLC

Dr. W. Jeffrey Kramer 7-C Brendan Way 864-242-5810•Greenville www.ABWHypnosis.com Create a more confident and healthier you through Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy. Specializing in smoking cessation, weight removal, stress reduction, pain management, and enhanced selfconfidence.

CAROLINA STRESS RELIEF

Elaine Lang, RN, MS, CNS-BC ANCC, CNS in Mental Health Certified Yoga Therapy Practitioner (pryt.com) 864-583-3621•Spartanburg Nourish yourself. Discover your own way to live life with a rich vitality - no matter what is happening.  Mindfulness for health and healing...personalized oneon-one yoga therapy sessions. 8-week group programs. www.MyBodyandSoul. com. See ad, page 14.

CREATIVE HEALTH

Mickie Grist 14 S. Main St. 864-233-4811•Greenville Experience the rejuvenating, relaxing, and cleansing power of Ayurvedic facials and body treatments; a wholistic approach to skin care addressing the body, mind, and spirit. See ad, back cover.

RASPBERRY MOON SKIN THERAPY

Nicole Martin 1211D Laurens Rd. 864-271-2710•Greenville www.RaspberryMoonST.com Facials, full body waxing and Colorscience Mineral make-up. Also carry Glitter Therapy, Save the Ta-Ta’s, body care items and Guy Gear for men.

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A Conversation with Author Woody Tasch by Linda Sechrist

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n Inquiries into the Nature of Slow Money, author Woody Tasch points the way to strategies for fixing the economy, from the ground up. His principles of responsible investing connect investors to the places where they live and to the land, offering life-affirming, culturally rich alternatives to global markets run amok. What do you mean by the term “slow money”? There are two aspects to slow money. The first is intertwined with the slow food movement, initially begun as a response to the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in Rome, Italy. Now, this grassroots social movement, with some 85,000 members, promotes a way of living and eating that strengthens the connections between the food we eat and the health of our communities, our bioregion and our planet. The second aspect is about creating a grassroots financial movement. The initial goal is to attract the attention of one million or more Americans who are willing to invest a small fraction of their investment dollars in small-scale agriculture. This supports the health of the individual and ultimately, leads to a more robust community. Slow Money is a new nonprofit that organizes local and national networks and develops new financial products and services to bring money back down to earth. We are cur-

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rently steering significant new sources of capital to small food enterprises, appropriate-scale organic farming and local food systems. In addition, we seek to catalyze the emergence of the new nurture capital industry—entrepreneurial financing aimed to support soil fertility, carrying capacity, sense of place, cultural and ecological diversity and nonviolence— all of which connects investors to their local economies. Present examples include credit unions, co-ops, community supported agriculture and community development venture capital funds like Community Development Financial, which is already in place. At the heart of our organization are two questions. What if we put soil fertility into return-on-investment calculations that serve people and place as much as they serve industry sectors and markets? What if we could design capital markets built around preservation and restoration, rather than extraction and consumption? So, by contrast, how would you define fast money? Fast money refers to investment dollars that have become so detached from the people, places and activities being financed that it is impossible to say whether the world economy is going through a correction in the markets triggered by the sub-prime mortgage crisis, or whether we are teetering on the edge


of something much deeper and more challenging. Fast money creates a baffling environment that cannot be understood or managed, even by financial experts. This kind of befuddlement arises when the relationships among capital, community and bioregion are broken. If we continue to invest in ways that uproot companies, putting them in the hands of a broad, shallow pool of absentee shareholders whose primary goal is the endless growth of their financial capital, the depletion of our social and natural capital will continue. Why do you believe today’s industrial finance strategies are not working? Organized from “markets down,” rather than from “the ground up,” industrial finance is inherently limited in its ability to nurture the long-term health of a community and bioregion. These limits are nowhere more apparent than in the food sector, where financial strategies bent on optimizing the efficient use of capital have resulted in cheap, chemical-laden food; millions of acres of genetically modified corn; trillions of food transport miles; widespread degradation of soil fertility; depleted and eutrophied aquifers [where nutrient and algae overload snuff out oxygen and helpful organisms]; a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico; and an obesity epidemic that exists side-by-side with persistent hunger in this country. What do you believe is the crux of the problem with the present financial system? The bifurcation of social purpose and fiscal prudence is at the root of the problem. If the goal is to make more money through our investments as fast as possible, so that we have more money to give away for cleaning up existing problems, then we are on the wrong track. Cleaning up problems with philanthropic money may have seemed to make sense in the 20th century, but it is no longer conscionable or appropriate for the 21st century. We need more realistic expectations for smart investments that can sustain and preserve the planet’s wealth for generations to come. We have to ask ourselves this: Do we want communities whose main streets include local merchants whom we know, or do we want them made up of multinational companies, owned by people we think we know, that produce products under conditions of which we are not aware? Woody Tasch is chairman of Investors’ Circle, a nonprofit network dedicated to sustainability, and the president of the new NGO Slow Money. For more information about Woody Tasch and Slow Money, visit SlowMoneyAlliance.org. natural awakenings

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STRESS MANAGEMENT LIFE COACHING INSTITUTE

864-282-8989•Greenville Dianne@LifeCoachingInstitute.net www.LifeCoachingInstitute.net

Our neuropsychological coachingcounseling approach, InsightTransformation, helps individuals eliminate stress and build happiness from the inside out. See ad, page 26.

TAI CHI/QIGONG qi WORKS STUDIO, LLC

31 Boland Ct., Suite 147 864-420-9839•Greenville www.QiWorksStudio.com Rebuild your body’s balance, flexibility, strength, memory & health with Tai Chi & Qigong exercises. Classes in Qigong, Tai Chi 24, 103 & for Arthritis. Natural self-healing exercises. See ad, page 15.

STRESS LESS…FOR LIFE

Bonnie Tollison, L. HeartMath Coach 864-901-4433 •Greenville www.StressLess-ForLife.com Feel calm in the midst of turmoil. Experience less stress, anxiety, anger and depression through HeartMath’s stress management and biometric feedback. For adults and children. See ad, back cover.

SWIMMING POOLS BRUCE’S POOL SERVICE

864-884-2804•Bruce Rowland Spartlog1@hotmail.com www.CLFree.com/index1.htm

Chlorine-free alternatives for your swimming pool. We can design a custom solution for your situation. Whole house purification systems also available.

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TENNIS RIVERSIDE TENNIS CLUB

435 Hammett Bridge Rd. 864-848-0918•Greer www.RiversideTennisClub.com Enjoy eight lit clay courts. Full service pro shop offering sports massage, fitness & yoga studio. USTA league teams, group & private lessons for adults & juniors. Offering weekly junior clinics and summer camps.

Thermography (thermal imaging): A diagnostic technique that uses an infrared camera to measure temperature 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.

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Vegetarianism: The voluntary abstinence from eating meat and/or other animal products for religious, health and/or ethical reasons. Lacto-ovo vegetarians supplement their plant-based 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 vee-guns) do not eat any animal-derived products.

VEGETARIANISM/DIETS LIFEIT CAFÉ AND DETOX

Latrice Folkes 864-402-9231 www.LifeitDetox.com Change your diet into a Lifeit and join the 28 days Raw Food Cleanse. Coming soon, Lifeit Café specializing in vegan and raw living cuisine.


VETERINARIAN – WHOLISTIC BALANCED PETS VETERINARY SERVICES, PC

J. Stuart Hovis, DVM CVA 864-233-1012 www.BalancedPets.com Complimenting modern medicine with the ancient art of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine for a well-balanced pet. Services include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dietary management and Chinese massage.

VITAMINS & SUPPLEMENTS ALL NATURAL HEALTH & BEAUTY CENTER

Bobby Caston, Health/Wellness Consultant 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville www.NaturalFarmacy.net We offer health/wellness programs and natural products that are effective. We carry many name brand vitamins and supplements at affordable prices. Free consultations. See ad, page 19.

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

Vitamins and supplements compounded on-site. Professional grade vitamin brands like Xymogen and Designs for Health also available. Specializing in bioidentical hormone replacement and custom thyroid medication. Serving the community since 2006 your problem solving specialists. See ad, page 16.

VITAMIN SHOPPE

1129 Woodruff Rd. Shoppes at Greenridge 864-987-9947•Greenville Our desire is to help others with their personal health and wellness goals. We have answers for every body so come by our store today. Store Hours: M-S 9am-9pm, Sun 12pm-6pm.

VOICE REMAPPING Willow Welllness Center

309 Jones Rd. 864-233-3033•Taylors JanTheMother@aol.com Voice remapping uses light, sound and a customized computer program which relaxes and releases one toward emotional healing in an accurate and effective manner. See ad, page 14.

BELLA HAVEN

WATER PURIFICATION ABC’s OF HEALTH

437 N. Main St. 864-329-0004•Mauldin www.ABCofHealth.com & ABCofHealth.info Clean water is vital for cellular health (filter out ammonia, antibiotics, chlorine, hormones, and other toxins). Quality water filters, shower filters, water alkalizers/ ionizers, and water purifiers (Distiller, RO, UV). See ad, page 35.

BRUCE’S POOL SERVICE

864-884-2804•Bruce Rowland Spartlog1@hotmail.com www.CLFree.com/Index1.htm

Chlorine-free alternatives for your swimming pool. We can design a custom solution for your situation. Whole house purification systems also available.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT A BETTER WAY HYPNOTHERAPY, LLC

Dr. W. Jeffrey Kramer 7-C Brendan Way 864-242-5810•Greenville www.ABWHypnosis.com Create a more confident and healthier you through Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy. Specializing in smoking cessation, weight removal, stress reduction, pain management, and enhanced selfconfidence.

NUTRII VEDA

Kristin DiPrima 864-553-9610•Simpsonville www.ZriiProduct.com Have you tried to lose weight before with no success? Finally, an all natural product that will help you lose pounds and inches and make you feel great! See ad, page 42.

WHOLISTIC CENTER A BETTER WAY WELLNESS CENTER, LLC

Dr. W. Jeffrey Kramer 7-C Brendan Way 864-675-5703•Greenville www.ABWWC.com We are a center of independent wholistic health professionals committed to providing our community with a balanced approach to wellness; including hypnotherapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, nutrition, massage therapy and reflexology.

806 John Dodd Rd. 864-439-0565•Spartanburg www.bellahaven.com Well-Being Center for the Body, Mind, Spirit: Classes for your Health and Healing, also Therapeutic Massage, AquaChi Detox Foot Spa, Chi Machine, Thermo Therapy BioMat. See ad, page 23.

BE NATURAL WEIGHT LOSS AND WELLNESS CENTER

300 G E. Blackstock Rd. 864-574-5468•Spartanburg www.BeNaturalShop.com On Spartanburg’s Westside, offering herbs, vitamins, minerals, gluten-free foods, bodycare, detox footspa, cold laser pain therapy, stress reduction, biofeedback.

PERFECT BALANCE NATURAL HEALTH

Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville www.PerfectBalanceNaturalHealth.com Perfect Balance offers many services to bring your body back to health. These services include: Nutrition Counseling, Pain Management, Allergen Relief, Acute and Chronic health resolutions, Live & Dried Blood Analysis, BioMat, Pulsed Magnetic Therapy, Foot Detox etc. See ad, page 33.

THE REJUVENATION LOUNGE

1054 E. Butler Rd, Ste. D 864-254-9126 •Greenville Wills1054@msn.com For body mind and spirit. Rejuvenate, relax and relieve stress through, yoga, massage, oxygenation, Reiki, and biofeedback. Real fresh fruit smoothies and an inspirational, motivational library. See ad, page 11.

Willow Wellness Center

Jan Posey, CBT, CNHP 309 Jones Rd. 864-233-3033•Taylors JanTheMother@aol.com Offering therapies including Quantum biofeedback, Voice Remapping, Reiki, Reflexology, ask a nurse, medical intuitive, massage, and Scalar Wave Laser. See ad, page 14.

WOMEN’S HEALTH CORE MEDICAL THERMOGRAPHY

Janet A. Krinke, CTT/Charla Bloomer, RN 864-423-6256 www.CoreMedicalThermography.com Thermograms are viInfrared Thermal Imaging able for all ages, hisCOR OR E Medical Thermography t o r i e s , a n d e v e n B r e a s t � � F u l l B o d y  women with breast implants. As part of a multimodal approach, 95% of cancers are detected early.

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greenglossary nBiodegradable: Capable of decompos- n Compostable: ing rapidly into elements found in nature, such as water, carbon dioxide and organic matter, when exposed to sunlight, air, water and microorganisms.

nBio-fuel: Fuel derived from renewable

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. nCarbon offset: A carbon emissions reduction 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:

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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. nGlobal warming: An increase in the average global temperature brought on by the gradual and steady increase in greenhouse gases that trap the sunlight’s heat in the atmosphere. 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, company or practice is environmentally

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n Hybrid

(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.


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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.

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nSustainable: A way of doing something

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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).

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.

that maintains resource renewability and environmental health over time to meet both present and future needs.

n VOC:

Volatile organic compounds; found in many paints, finishes, synthetic foams, adhesives and stains; readily evaporate to the atmosphere, where they contribute to air pollution and can be hazardous to human health. Sources: U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Green Building Council.

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