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newsbriefs Healthy Living Expo at Whole Foods Market


atural Awakenings Magazine is sponsoring a Healthy Living Expo. It will be hosted by Whole Foods Market on Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 12-4pm. Meet natural and eco-friendly businesses and fitness and wellness providers from around the Upstate. Taste new foods, exchange ideas and learn about the issues important to the local community and the environment. There will be opportunities to sample products and services, enter raffles, as well as free chair massages. Whole Foods Market is located at 1140 Woodruff Rd, in Greenville. For more information call 864-248-4910. See ad, page 11.


SOS Thrift Store Relocates in Greenville


he SOS Thrift Store in Greenville is now open in their new location, 1184 N. Pleasantburg Drive, in the old Ethan Allen building across from Bob Jones University. According to the store manager, the grand re-opening on Tuesday, December 1 was a great success. The thrift store’s new, larger space will allow the store to accept furniture and other large items. The store also has an employee breakroom, water fountain and customer restroom. The hours of operation are Tuesday – Saturday, from 9am to 5pm. The store is closed Sunday and Monday. SOS (Support Outreach Services, Inc.) is a non-profit ministry that supports several local ministries as well as missionaries abroad. For more information about SOS, call 864-244-0911 or visit

C.A.T.’s Clay Works a Pottery Studio for the People

ou don’t have to be an artist when you walk in, but you’ll feel like one when you walk out. C.A.T.’s Clay Works, a full functioning pottery studio, opened in October as an extension of Creating Artists for Tomorrow at 1711 Old Spartanburg Road in Greer. It is a place for the grownups to get away from day to day stressors, but still feel productive by creating a piece of art with their own bare hands. Clay is one of the oldest and purest artistic mediums. It can be rendered in any number of ways from using the potter’s wheel, building with clay slabs, rendering from blocks, or if you just want to get acquainted with the clay, molds are available to help one acquire a shape. There is always staff on hand to get you started and teach you the basic rules of working with ceramics. The staff will also give you space to explore and create on your own. What’s great about the studio is you don’t have to sign up for a class. Creating Artists for Tomorrow envisioned this as a place where people could come and go as they please. Prices start at $35 and that includes six pounds of clay, your glazes, kiln firings, and two studio visits. C.A.T.’s Clay Works is open 10am Monday thru Saturday; closing times vary. For more information, call 864-244-0616. See ad, page 28.


Cliffs Cottage at Furman Reopens as Shi Center for Sustainability he David E. Shi Center for Sustainability at Furman (newly renamed for Furman’s outgoing president) moved into the Cliffs Cottage on campus late December 2009. The LEED Platinumregistered building was built as Southern Living Magazine’s first sustainable showcase home and is a model of environmentally responsible design, building techniques, materials and energy-saving systems. The facility was built using sustainable practices including passive solar design and a ground-source heat pump, and furnished using local and sustainably-made products. It also includes a rainwater collection for irrigation, native species landscaping, and a ¼ acre organic practice garden serving the campus and broader community. The home is also powered by five solar installations around the home, including several solar photovoltaic installations (both fixed and tracking) and a solar thermal installation. After a year of public tours serving over 20,000 visitors, the home closed in early September 2009 to be reconfigured to serve as office, classroom, and meeting space for the Shi Center. The facility will house the Shi Center staff, student workers, and affiliated faculty, as well as provide space for teaching, research, service, and community collaboration around sustainability issues. The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability is an academic, multi-disciplinary and non-partisan institute that coordinates the university’s sustainability efforts among students, faculty, staff, and community partners. For more information, call 864-294-2000 or visit sustain.

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newsbriefs Celebrating One Year of NUCCA in the Upstate


ne year ago, Drs. Monika and Benjamin Franz opened a very unique clinic in the Upstate. The doctors utilize the NUCCA procedure with proper diet and nutrition to care for people as a whole. NUCCA practitioners look at the whole body to alleviate the symptoms a person may have. The focus of NUCCA is an area where a tiny imbalance can cause problems throughout the entire body. “It’s like working on each person’s own fuse box; if things are off by just a bit, half the house can flicker or go dark,” states Dr. Benjamin Franz. The doctors have treated children and adults for headaches, bed wetting, neck/back pain, scoliosis, sciatica, vertigo, numbness, etc. “We live to help others; it has been an exciting year for us. It has been an honor to know that people think so highly of our care they are willing to regularly travel 2 hours or more just to see us,” says Dr. Monika Franz. There are only 250 doctors worldwide qualified to perform the NUCCA procedure. NUCCA, the subject of much clinical research, has been proven to lower blood pressure on average of 17 points, citing a study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. To celebrate their one-year anniversary in the Upstate, during the month of January, Franz Family Spinal Care will be offering free consultations, exams, initial x-rays (if needed), and report of findings to all new patients ($180 value) as well as $20 off one follow-up visit for existing patients when you mention this article. Franz Family Spinal Care is located at 205 Bryce Ct. (off Woodruff Rd., in Woodruff Place), in Simpsonville. For more information, call 864-987-5995 or visit To learn more about NUCCA, visit See ad, page 19.

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Creative Expression Venue & Coffee House Opens In Greer


eyond the Natural has recently opened its doors to its unique establishment that features not only a coffee house but an art gallery with exhibit rooms as well as a community working studio. The gallery features many unique styles of expression from hand-crafted stone tables and wood furniture to ceramics, paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry and much more from local artists.  Coowners, Adam Greer, and Brannon Massey are open to new ideas and portraying art to the community. The Coffee House features many unique, delicious creations from coffee to smoothies. A bit like home, everyone is welcome to relax and enjoy art in a casual atmosphere.  Beyond the Natural is located at 703 West Poinsett Street, next to the Clock Restaurant, Greer.  Hours are Tues.-Sat., 10am-8pm.  Call Adam Greer 864-497-8278 for more information. See ad, page 13.

Fitness Studio Opens in Mauldin


Balance Fitness is excited to announce the grand opening of MuvE Fitness in Motion Studio - a new concept in fitness. Experience a range of unique dance-stylized classes and holistic exercise with the purpose of getting you moving and keeping your mind, body and spirit in balance. The MuvE Studio was created to be a place where guests can experience a variety of fitness classes that are fun, exciting, and good for their health. Now is the time of year that people start making New Years’ resolutions to get healthier, happier, and more physically active. Why not accomplish these goals with something new and exciting. 4Balance opened the MuvE Studio to complement its existing Boot Camp fitness programming. MuvE has a class for “every body” including ZUMBA, NIA, Belly Fit, Yoga & Pilates. What “MuvEs” you? MuvE (pronounced move) is about expressing yourself, living in the moment, and feeling great. There may be steps to follow, changes in rhythms or poses, warming up and cooling down but it’s about letting go and having fun. That’s when you can truly live and move in the moment! Muve is located at 787 East Butler Rd (next to 4Balance Fitness) in Mauldin. For more information, call 864-881-1557, visit muvefit. com for all the latest classes, special events, and workshop information or become a fan on Facebook at

Greenville Recycling Business Recognized


he South Carolina Recycling Market Development Advisory Council and the South Carolina Department of Commerce recently recognized the achievements of Ever-Green Recycling Company LLC for its impact on South Carolina’s environment, communities and economy. Ever-Green Recycling received recognition for the “Best Small Recycling Business.” Ever Green Recycling collects paper, cardboard, aluminum, plastic, glass and electronLeft to right: ics for recycling. The company has partnered Gerry Fishbeck, with more than 50 businesses to develop and Elizabeth Garrison, and implement recycling programs and provide recycling services. Ever-Green Recycling has Lt. Governor Andre recycled over 250 tons of materials in the Bauer. past year and is a member of South Carolina’s Recycling Industry Group, U.S. Green Building Council and other local environmental organizations. Ever-Green Recycling is also active in the local community and is working with the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville on a campaign to place permanent recycling receptacles wrapped in artwork, provided by local artists, around downtown Greenville. The 2009 Recycling Business Forum was held last month in Columbia. The forum provided information on South Carolina’s Recycling Industry Group, business reporting, recycling markets and featured presentations by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs, the Carolina Recycling Association and the Southeast Recycling Development Council. For more information about Ever-Green Recycling LLC, call Elizabeth Garrison 864-230-9800 or visit

New Year, New Name for Colon Hydrotherapy Office in Simpsonville


ut with the old, and in with the new,” says Angela Toplovich, owner and operator of Upstate Colonics in Simpsonville. As of January 1, 2010, Upstate Colonics will have a new name, “Bridge to Wellness.” Toplovich explains, “The name change is a necessary and positive step, for it speaks of what the business is all about. Bridge to Wellness is just that - a bridge to help the community maintain good health, prevent dis-ease, and aid in overcoming health challenges.” Angela Toplovich The goals of Bridge to Wellness are achieved by the services offered such as colon cleansing, foot detoxing, and thermotherapy (Biomat) - all centered around removing toxic waste from the body and helping to strengthen the immune system. Bridge to Wellness, will also be hosting Healthy Living classes each month. Check the calendar listings for date and times. Bridge to Wellness is located at 607 N.E. Main St., in Simpsonville. There will be a “Transition Celebration” on Monday, January 25, 2010 from 1-7pm. Other practitioners in the Upstate will be there to join in the celebration. For more information, call 864-963-4466. See ad, page 28.

Carolina Stress Relief Opens in Spartanburg


arolina Stress Relief , a new office in the Spartanburg area, offers Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and counseling for stress, life Elaine Lang changes, grief, loss, depression, anxiety, past traumatic experiences, cancer and other chronic illnesses and alcohol/ drug use. Modern life is very stressful. Having an acute or chronic illness is even more stressful. The practice of mindfulness is a powerful tool that can be learned and used by everyone. It is essential for navigating tough times, savoring good times, and for inspiring peace and joy in the midst of chronic stress/ chronic illness. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction is accepted as a safe and effective intervention for reducing stress. No negative effects of MBSR have been reported in the literature. Advanced Practice Nurses have been encouraged to use MBSR in their practice due to its safety and effectiveness in a variety of populations. (Praissman, 2008). Elaine Lang is a Certified Advanced Practice Nurse in Adult Psychiatric Mental Health. She has over 1,000 hours of mindfulness training and supervision and is certified as an Advanced Group facilitator through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy ( Two structured 8 week programs led by Elaine will be offered at Carolina Stress Relief in January 2010. One group will meet on Mondays from 4pm - 6pm beginning Monday, January 25. Another group will meet on Tuesdays from 6pm - 8pm beginning Tuesday, January 26. Free appointments to discuss how the groups match with your needs are available on Wednesday, January 20 and Friday, January 22. Carolina Stress Relief is located at 657 Hwy 221 North in Spartanburg. It is convenient to I-85, USC Upstate and SRMC (Spartanburg Regional Medical Center). For more information, call 864583-3621 or visit

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newsbriefs Earth Fare is Giving Your Pantry a Makeover for FREE


ring in your unhealthy pantry staples and trade them in for healthier Earth Fare products – for FREE. In an effort to encourage community members to start their own health journey, Earth Fare is offering a free Pantry Makeover to everyone who signs up for its new website. To take advantage of the FREE Pantry Makeover, sign up for Earth Fare’s Healthy Journey at to receive the Pantry Makeover coupon. Bring in this coupon and you can exchange one pantry item per food category for a free comparable Earth Fare item. Go to the site for further details. Earth Fare has a food philosophy that prohibits items with high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils (trans fats) all of which have been linked to health issues like childhood obesity. In addition to the above, Earth Fare has banned all items containing antibiotics, synthetic growth hormones, artificial colors, flavors and fragrances, preservatives and bleached or bromated flour. Earth Fare is located at 3620 Pelham Rd. in Greenville. For more information, call 864-527-4220.


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New Yoga Instruction Offered in the Upstate


ess Stress Yoga is now open for business in the Upstate. Nicole Jordan, Registered Yoga Teacher, offers group as well as private instruction. Group classes are offered at various locations in Greenville, Mauldin, Fountain Inn and Simpsonville. The Simpsonville classes are held at CenterStage Dance and Performance Company, 413 SE Main Street. Private one-on-one yoga sessions are arranged to best meet each individual’s needs and schedule. Nicole is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, a voluntary registration organization that promotes continuing education and high standards of teaching and ethics among its instructors. Nicole has completed training in both children’s yoga and prenatal/post-natal yoga. Everyone has stress in their lives, but an overabundance of or prolonged periods of stress can lead to poor health. Chronic stress has been linked to many health issues, such as fatigue, heart disease, digestive problems, sleeplessness, autoimmune diseases and depression. Also, a lifestyle minus physical activity can lead to tight, short muscles, which can increase the risk of injury, even while doing simple, everyday tasks, such as picking up a child. Private yoga sessions are designed around each individual’s goals, whether they want to increase flexibility, train for a marathon or deepen their spirituality. Group classes offer a range of stretches that work every muscle group and leave students feeling rejuvenated and relaxed. For anyone who wants to make a positive change in their life for the New Year, yoga can immediately bring an increase in energy and give the immune system a boost. For more information about Less Stress Yoga, call 864-419-4204 or visit for a listing of group classes available. See ad, page 31.

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How Environmental Toxins May Contribute to Autism Spectrum Disorder by Brita Belli


hen the results of an autism study were published in the journal Pediatrics in October 2009, the figures were shocking—one in every 91 U.S. children was reported to have autism. That was up from one in 500 a decade ago, with boys four times as likely to acquire the disorder. Behaviors of autism include: failure to respond to stimuli or make eye contact; speech delays; compulsive behavior like head-shaking; stacking objects or intense repetition of daily activities; and extreme noise sensitivity. For years, research into the causes of autism has revolved around genetics. Even as the rate of autism among the nation’s children continues to rise at an astonishing 10 to 17 percent a year, research has been slow to shift its focus to other factors—namely, environmental toxins.

The Chemical Connection New autism research is making the case that environmental toxins such as mercury, lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), flame retardants and pharmaceutical drugs—including antidepressants in utero or antibiotics in infancy—may be aggravating a pre-existing genetic condition. Yet James Adams, head of the Autism/Asperger’s Research Program at Arizona State University, remarks that, “There is still extremely little money out there for looking into environmental issues.” Adams’ own research has discovered a correlation between heavy metal exposure and autism severity. In one study, Dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), a medication used to treat lead poisoning, was administered to children with autism. The researchers found that children with autism “dumped three times as much mercury as typical children,” reports Adams, suggesting that their bodies could not properly excrete the toxin. In another study, the baby teeth of chil10

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dren with autism were found to contain twice the mercury as those of typical children. Adams’ findings have also uncovered one common thread in the medical history of children with autism: heavy use of oral antibiotics in infancy. He explains that antibiotics disrupt the gut’s good flora, further diminishing the child’s ability to excrete toxins. Such treatments are primarily used for recurring ear infections, but as Dr. Jerry Kartzinel reports in his book, Healing and Preventing Autism (co-written with celebrity autism treatment advocate Jenny McCarthy), those frequent ear infections are, “the most common marker for immune system dysfunction... in babies and very young children.”

A New Approach A growing number of doctors like Kartzinel and researchers like Adams are subscribing to the protocols set out by Defeat Autism Now! (DAN), a project of the nonprofit Autism Research Institute, which supports a biomedical basis for autism and its treatment. DAN practitioners, according to the group’s description, “do not regard psychotropic drugs as the best or only means of treating autistic patients.” Instead, they look for triggers that may aggravate a pre-existing genetic condition. These include everything

from vaccines to environmental toxins, like mercury, in fish, arsenic in drinking water and lead in air pollution; overuse of antibiotics and over-the-counter medicines in early infancy; and a diet heavy in wheat and dairy that contributes to gut inflammation. This holistic view of autism’s causes also extends to the potential range of treatments. These may include chelation therapy (removing heavy metals), gluten- and casein-free diets (removing wheat and dairy), administering supplements with omega-3 fatty acids and/or hyperbaric oxygen therapy (in which oxygen is administered in a pressurized chamber). “The presumption,” advises Richard Lathe, a molecular biologist and author of Autism, Brain, and Environment, “is that environmental toxicity has increased enough that, combined with childhood vaccines, [industrial] production and fish consumption, it has led to an increase in total exposure to heavy metals.” Consequently, these concerned researchers are pointing out clear steps that parents can take to minimize their own and their children’s toxic exposures, starting by taking precautions during pregnancy, minimizing exposure to mercury by avoiding fish like shark and swordfish and limiting consumption of albacore tuna. Pregnant women, counsels Lathe, should also be sure to take the proper prenatal vitamins, such as calcium, so that the fetus is not drawing minerals from the mother’s bones, where heavy metals are stored. “The body locks heavy metals away in bone and fat,” explains Lathe. “During pregnancy, that stuff is recycled [in supplying nourishment] to the child.” It’s also important to avoid exposures to toxic chemicals via cleaning products, both during pregnancy and after birth. Homemade substitutes, using ingredients like distilled white vinegar and baking soda, are safe (and cheap) alternatives. Other chemical culprits? Plastic containers and bath toys can leech chemicals when heated, cleaned or used for teething. Car seats and crib mattresses made with flame retardants, as well as toys with lead paint, carry toxins. A 2005 study from the nonprofit watchdog Environmental Working Group found an average of 200 industrial chemicals and pollutants in umbilical cord blood samples from 10 babies born in U.S. hospitals around the country. Of these, the report said, “180 cause cancer in humans and animals, 217 are toxic to the brain and nervous system and 208 cause birth defects... in animal tests.” For children who may have an underlying genetic predisposition to autism, the chemical overload starts early. Increasing it through allergy-triggering diets, an overload of antibiotics and/or mercury-containing vaccines could have dangerous, long-lasting consequences. Informed parents know to take precautions early and often. Resources: Autism Research Institute at DefeatAutismNow. com; Environmental Working Group at; Pediatrics published study at content/abstract/peds.2009-1522v1. Brita Belli is the editor of E – The Environmental Magazine. natural awakenings

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healthbriefs January is Thyroid Awareness Month and January 5-11 is National Folic Awareness Week

Natural Pressure Relief


lutamic acid, the most common amino acid in vegetables, and which accounts for almost a quarter of the protein in vegetables, also helps reduce blood pressure. Eating a vegetable-based diet, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, could help counter the current massive public health problem of high blood pressure, for which diagnosis and drug treatment is often inadequate.

Folic Acid Update


olic acid, or folate, a B vitamin found in many vegetables and whole grains, is known to reduce neural tube defects in infants when taken during pregnancy. But now, a study at the University of Southern California has discovered that men taking a daily folic acid supplement of 1 milligram ran twice the risk of prostate cancer than those who took a placebo. Many foods are already fortified with folic acid, say experts in a BMC Public Health article, and taking the vitamin in supplements may result in “overdosing.” Source: BioMed Central, 2009

Surfing the Web Boosts Brain Power


rossword puzzles, move over, because a new study from the University of California attests that “Googling” or otherwise browsing the Internet lights up the brain like a Roman candle. When study participants performed Web searches while undergoing MRI scans, they showed an improved efficiency in cognitive processing and in the way their brain encodes information. This held true even for middle-aged and older individuals who had minimal computer experience and who performed Internet searches for only a short period of time. Internet searching, it appears, engages a complicated brain activity that exercises and improves the brain when it comes to language, reading, memory, visual abilities, and reasoning and decision-making processes. The good news is that we now have a new way to keep our brains fired up and that our brains continue to learn and remain sensitive to fresh stimulation at any age. Source: National Library of Medicine ( 12

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Keeping Our Thyroid Healthy


he thyroid, one of the most important glands, influences many body functions, including maintaining energy levels, sleep and metabolism. To function properly, it needs the right nutrients, foremost among which is iodine, a basic building block of thyroid hormones. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, iodine deficiency is on the rise in the United States, and choosing foods wisely is crucial. Sea vegetables, such as kelp, wakame and nori, the seaweed used for making sushi, are good sources of iodine and many other key minerals that support thyroid health. Zinc, iron and copper are essential to producing thyroid hormones, and antioxidants like vitamins A, C and E are necessary for neutralizing physical oxidative stress, a condition that often occurs along with poor thyroid function. Selenium, a trace mineral needed only in tiny amounts, is readily supplied in foods like Brazil nuts, peanuts, fish, eggs, parsley, oats and mushrooms, as well as the noted sea vegetables. Source: Adapted from

communityspotlight Upstate’s Wholistic Medicine Man Dr. Roger Jaynes believes Bioenergetic Testing improves one’s quality of health and life. By Rachel Sokol


ost of us are familiar with the old adage, “do unto others as you’d have done to you.” This well-known expression has guided Dr. Roger Jaynes throughout his career. Dr. Jaynes, a chiropractor, specializes in the homeopathic treatments of patients. He truly enjoys helping others, both on a physical and emotional level, and even practices what he preaches to patients. A graduate of the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Dr. Jaynes initially worked as a social worker. “I found there wasn’t always improvement with some of the clients, which made me think, there must be some other way,” he says. He met a naturopath doctor, who encouraged Dr. Jaynes to undergo wholistic testing to alleviate some stomach issues. “ After following a homeopathic remedy this doctor suggested, I no longer had stomach issues,” says Dr. Jaynes. “Actually, everything in my body worked better after that.” Dr. Jaynes was intrigued by wholisitc healing through supplements, and wanted to learn more. He began attending seminars about homeopathy and decided a career change was in order. He decided to get a post-doctorate degree in homeopathy from Texas Chiropractic College and Diplomate status with the National Board of Homeopathic Examiners. Trained as a traditional chiropractor, Dr. Jaynes wanted to go beyond just ‘adjusting’ the body on a physical level. “It’s not just back pain; it’s so much more,” he says. He added homeopathy to his list of expertise, because, as he explains, “there was much more to helping people feel better—I wanted to be a better practitioner.” Homeopathy has been around for over 200 years and started in Germany. “It’s very new in South Carolina,” says Dr. Jaynes, who believes studying it has made him a more compassionate and effective practitioner. He is also trained in Bioener-

Dr. Jaynes and Cathy S. getic Testing, in which a computerbased instrument measures the energy of the body. Initially developed in Europe, Bioenergetic Testing uses acupuncture meridian point readings to provide an accurate method for determining the energetic causes of ailments. Dr. Jaynes checks his patients’ hormones, electrical levels, and stress on their organs, determining what supplements they may need for healing. “Homeopathy is a great method of healing without drugs.” His patients come in with all sorts of ailments, and are of various

ages. “A big problem I see is that many patients don’t even know what they are eating. They don’t know they have a wheat allergy,” he says. “Not eating right manifests itself in other areas of the body. Many people are brainwashed to think they need pills for their ailments, but in reality, they just need to clean the body out.” Although he advocates Eastern healing modalities, Dr. Jaynes doesn’t necessarily rule out traditional medical care. “Certain conditions become critical and need to be treated by modern medicine,” he says. Dr. Jaynes truly enjoys his job, especially when he sees patients overcome their health barriers without a dependence on modern medicines. “It’s like gardening; you watch your flowers and plants bloom and look great. Patients also have to be treated a certain way; a special way. Like flowers, you watch them grow, bloom and heal.” Roger Jaynes, D.C.’s practice is located at 1521 Augusta Street in Greenville. For more info, or to schedule an appointment, call 864-232-0082. See ad, page 17. Rachel Sokol is a NY-based writer, editor and contributor to various editions of Natural Awakenings.

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by Lisa Marshall

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HEALTHCARE As a tie-dye-clad, free-spirited medical student of the ’60s with a fascination for botanical remedies, Chinese medicine and mind-body healing, young Andrew Weil soon became disheartened by the conventional approach to medicine as practiced in the West. “I was dismayed at the lack of connection with the natural world, the complete ignorance about botanicals and the utter absence of interest in any mind-body connection,” recalls Dr. Weil, who graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1968 as a medical doctor, with no intention to ever practice medicine. “I left there completely unprepared to help people stay well. I got very discouraged.” Now, 40 years later, this bestselling author, internationally renowned physician and founder of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine has channeled his discontent into action. Weil is among those pioneering a burgeoning new kind of medicine that many insist holds the answer to our nation’s healthcare woes.


ntegrative medicine, a thoughtful blend of conventional medicine, common sense prevention and modalities once dubbed alternative, such as acupuncture, meditation, breath work and dietary supplements, has caught on widely from coast to coast in the past decade, both among consumers and once-skeptical healthcare practitioners. The Association of American Medical Colleges reports that 113 of the nation’s 126 medical schools now include discussion of complementary and alternative therapies in conventional


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medical courses. Seventy-seven offer standalone electives in such approaches as traditional Chinese medicine and mindfulness-based stress reduction. As of this year, eight major medical schools require that students take part in a 250-hour integrative medicine curriculum as part of their residency. According to the American Hospital Association, 16 percent of hospitals, including medical facilities at Harvard and Duke universities, now feature integrative medicine centers. Of those that don’t, 24 percent plan to offer them in the future.

In February 2009, the Institute of Medicine, once leery diabetic. He had all the risk factors for heart disease,” of all things alternative, held a momentous two-day summit, says Guarneri. She enrolled him in a $2,800, three-month Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public, inviting weight loss and exercise program (covered only in part by 600 policymakers and practitioners to explore where this insurance). “He lost 168 pounds and he went from taking new form of medicine is taking us. Days 16 drugs to three. Just with that single later, a congressional health commitindividual, the system saved enormous tee was calling on Weil—once a dark amounts of money.” horse among his medical colleagues—for “No amount of testimony about how to fix the nation’s Money Talks ideological argument crumbling healthcare system. In 1997, after years of quietly teach His answer: Stop focusing so much ever changed anything. ing and practicing integrative medicine in on making our current system more Arizona, Weil was propelled from relative accessible via insurance reform, and It was when pocketobscurity to the cover of Time magazine. instead, create a new system. books started getting He has since become a go-to resource for “What we have is not a healthcare both lawmakers and other doctors seeksystem at all; it is a disease management squeezed that people ing healthcare advice. system,” advises Weil. “Making the curWeil believes that money, or lack started paying attention. rent system cheaper and more accessible thereof, made it happen. will just spread the dysfunction more Things are going to “No amount of ideological argument widely. What we need is a new kind of ever changed anything,” he reflects. In get a lot worse, and medicine.” this case, “It was when pocketbooks when they do, the started getting squeezed that people Integrative, started paying attention. Things are going wisdom of what we to get a lot worse, and when they do, Not Alternative are doing will become the wisdom of what we are doing will Mary Guerrera, a medical doctor and become even more apparent.” director of integrative medicine at the even more apparent.” During congressional testimony University of Connecticut School of before the Senate committee on health, Medicine, stresses that integrative is not education, labor and pensions last Feb~ Dr. Andrew Weil just another word for alternative. ruary, Weil joined heart physician and “Alternative medicine indicates health guru Dr. Dean Ornish and others something to be used in place of. in rattling off a stunning list of statistics: Integrative is a term that has emerged in the past decade The United States currently spends 16 percent of its gross to reflect a bringing together of the best that conventional domestic product on health care, more than any other counand alternative medicine have to offer,” says Guerrera, who try in the world, yet its health outcomes are ranked 37th in went on to study acupuncture and holistic medicine after the world by the World Health Organization. In 2006, insurcompleting her conventional medical training in the ‘80s. ance companies covered 1.3 million coronary angioplasty She explains that because one person can’t be an expert procedures, at roughly $48,000 each, and 448,000 coroin everything, integrative medicine hinges on the idea of nary bypass operations at a cost of $99,000. Yet, things like team care. For instance, a cancer patient might see her spenutrition counseling, exercise programs and stress-reduction cialists for chemotherapy and surgery, and then be referred classes, which studies show could prevent as much as 90 to an acupuncturist for treatments to help with nausea or percent of all heart disease, are typically not covered by pain management, as well as a nutritionist to help her restore lost weight. A patient going into surgery might practice insurance. That, remarks Weil, needs to change, and he’s optimismindfulness-based meditation beforehand, which has been tic that it will. shown to hasten healing times, decrease hospital stays and “We need to transform medicine so we are not so dethus, save money. pendent on these high-tech expensive solutions for every “Integrative medicine is team-based, collaborative care,” thing,” concludes Weil, who outlines his plan in his new Guerrera explains. book, Why our Health Matters: A Vision of Medicine That Cardiologist Mimi Guarneri is medical director and Can Transform the Future. “We need doctors who know founder of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, a when and when not to use them and who are trained to use multi-disciplinary center that offers care for people with other kinds of interventions. That’s the great promise of inteheart disease, pain, weight management needs, cancer, grative medicine: It can bring effective, lower-cost treatments diabetes, stress and women’s health issues. She notes that into the mainstream.” the center receives 3,500 patients a month, many of whom arrive seeking relief from costly drugs or surgeries. “One patient came to me who had just had a bypass. He was 330 pounds, suffered from sleep apnea and was

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NATURAL DEFENSE Top 10 Whole Foods to Counter Aging by Gary Null


oday’s battle against the effects of aging buzzes with hype about acai, goji, noni and mangosteen. But what about the foods most people typically eat?

It turns out that many anti-aging foods can be found in everyday kitchens, and unlike some other solutions, they can keep us looking and feeling younger and improve our all-around health without breaking the budget. 

1. Oranges Loaded with antioxidants, oranges are also packed with vitamin C, fiber and folate and significant amounts of vitamins A and B1, potassium and calcium. According to studies by the Australian research group CSIRO and others, oranges help boost immunity, lower cholesterol and reduce free radical damage and oxidative stress.  2. Blueberries One of the most exciting nutritional properties of blueberries is their abundance of antioxidants called anthocyanins. Studies published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggest that these powerful phytonutrients neutralize free radical damage, enhance the health of all body tissues, protect the cardiovascular system, guard the brain against oxidative stress, and improve brain function, including memory.  3. Onions The more pungent the onion, the greater the health benefits. Studies like those from Cornell University have found that high onion consumption lowers blood sugar levels and decreases total cholesterol, while increasing levels of HDL (good cholesterol). Consequently, onions are beneficial in preventing heart disease and stroke.  16

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of garlic are extensive. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry reports that garlic inhibits cardiac artery calcification and reduces the amounts of free radicals in the bloodstream, helping to reduce plaque deposits in the arteries. Research by the University of Maryland Medical Center also attests that garlic contains anti-inflammatory compounds that help protect against conditions often associated with aging, like asthma and arthritis. 

5. Legumes All types of everyday legumes are an excellent source of cholesterol-lowering fiber and energy-boosting protein and iron. No one bean has an advantage over the others in providing vital nutrients. Lentils are high in fiber and, according to a study published in Nutrition Reviews, help to manage blood sugar. Black beans are rich in anthocyanidins. Kidney beans, filled with thiamin, work to improve functioning of neurotransmitters essential for memory, notes the National Institutes on Aging. Green beans are rich in vitamin K, essential to bone support. Garbanzo beans provide high amounts of minerals that aid in metabolizing carbohydrates, fats and proteins and strengthening tooth enamel, as studied by Dr. Lydia Bazzano, a professor at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. According to research by the National Institutes of Health and others, fiber-rich legumes play an important role in the prevention of gallstones, increased cardiac health, regulation of blood sugar, lowered total cholesterol levels (as well as increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol) and protection from cancers, especially colorectal cancer. 6. Shiitake Mushrooms These fungi are

a good source of iron and lentinan, a polysaccharide that studies at the Iizuka Institute, in Japan, suggest activates our immune system’s tumor-fighting T cells.

7. Tomatoes Tomatoes are loaded with healthy vitamins and trace minerals.

They are also a good source of lycopene, which studies from the American Association for Cancer Research have linked to the protection of DNA from damage, prevention of heart disease and protection against cancers, including colorectal, breast, endometrial, lung and pancreatic types. Tomatoes are also rich with carotenoids, which research by the Cochrane Hepato-Biliary Group has associated with protection from heart disease and cancer, improved night vision and regulation of blood sugar.

8. Leafy Greens Calorie-for-calorie, greens are among the most nutrientpacked foods we can eat. Spinach, kale, arugula, Swiss chard, cabbage, collard greens and watercress are all solid sources of powerful nutrients. Eating a variety of leafy greens has been shown by Katherine Tucker, Ph.D., with the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, to help improve bone density (a problem area when aging), increase night vision, lower blood pressure, boost energy, increase circulatory health, protect against macular degeneration, and work to prevent a variety of cancers.

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9. Soy Although soy is a legume, it deserves separate mention, because of its

extensive and well-researched health benefits and use in a wide range of forms. Soy offers a high concentration of molybdenum, a trace mineral that plays a role in three enzyme systems involved in metabolizing carbs, fats and proteins and tryptophan, an amino acid essential for growth and normal metabolism, as well as iron, fiber, phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 and potassium.

10. Whole Grains While most Americans know that whole-grain breads and pastas are healthier than those made with refined white flour, we might include many grains other than wheat in our diet, in order to fight the effects of aging. Spelt, for example, provides riboflavin, which research from the Micronutrient Information Center with the Linus Pauling Institute shows can promote healthy skin and good vision. Barley can help with sleep regulation. Millet can help reduce the risk of a heart attack and lower blood pressure. With all these examples of truly good eating right in our own kitchen, there is no reason not to start improving our diet right now to pave the way for a longer, healthier life. Gary Null has written 70 books, booklets and audio CDs on health and wellness, nutrition and alternative medicine. His syndicated radio talk show, Natural Living with Gary Null, is the longest-running continuously airing health program in America, and now also airs on the Internet. Null owns a dietary supplement company and a health foods store in New York City. For more information visit:

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Research Helps Us Live Longer and Healthier by Lisa Marshall


“What we have ive hundred years after explorer Ponce de ment. One in eight seniors will suffer dementia. Leon roamed the West Indies and Florida learned in the For decades, scientists assumed the brain was in search of a vigor-restoring “fountain of “hardwired” by around fifth grade, with a finite past few years youth,” we have yet to come up with a way to number of neural connections that inevitably atis that you can turn back time. But according to physicians and rophy over time, stealing our cognitive sharpness. literally exercise researchers at the cutting edge of anti-aging It turns out they were wrong. your brain and research, we’re learning a lot about how to keep “What we have learned in the past few years add in new circuitry. is that you can literally exercise your brain and the signs of aging at bay. “We’re seeing a ton of compelling research You can rewire it.” add in new circuitry. You can rewire it,” says Prolately on how to slow down the clock and live fessor Andrew Carle, director of the Program in ~ Andrew Carle better and longer,” says Dr. Andrew Weil, an Assisted Living/Senior Housing Administration at integrative physician and author of Healthy Aging: George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia. A Lifelong Guide to Your Well-Being. “Happily, most of us will The concept, called neuroplasticity, has spawned a $265 not have to age the way our parents and grandparents did.” million brain-game industry, according to consulting firm In the past decade, breakthrough research has radically SharpBrains. More than 700 senior housing facilities now changed our understanding of why our brain, organs and skin feature computer brain games, and “brain gyms” are popage and what we can do, eat or apply to slow the process. ping up in cities nationwide. Such games are typically either Here’s a look at some of the latest science and the technolodownloadable programs for a home computer or a standgies to grow out of it. alone game console. They challenge hand-eye coordination, auditory processing, memory and the ability to multitask. Typically, the program adapts as the user plays, throwing in Workouts for new challenges. the Aging Brain Why not just read a book or do a crossword puzzle? Perhaps the greatest fear of an aging Baby “These are already well-trodden neuronal pathways,” says Boomer is not flabby abs or wrinkling skin, but rather, the specter of a withering California neuroscientist Henry Mahncke, Ph.D., vice president of research for brain game pioneer Posit Science. “We brain. By age 40, reports the Alzheimer’s know from brain imaging studies that if you have something Association, two-thirds of us experience that you are already good at and you do it, not much new occasional lapses of memory. By age 65, lights up in the brain.” 20 percent suffer mild cognitive impair18

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By contrast, one 2006 study of 2,800 seniors, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found that those who engaged in a 10-session cognitive training program, with a four-session booster training at 11 and 35 months, had less difficulty with daily living than the control group. More, they still showed heightened cognitive abilities five years later. A 2009 study, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, showed that 487 seniors who spent an hour a day, for eight weeks, using Posit’s brain fitness program performed better on mental acuity tests than the control group. Just which game is best remains a matter of debate. Current options are on the table at,, and VigorousMind. com. “We still haven’t had a study comparing this $500 brain game to this $100 brain game to having someone who never did crossword puzzles start doing crossword puzzles,” relates Carle. His advice: Find a new intellectual challenge that we enjoy enough to do regularly. “Probably the best single factor in all of this is the extent to which the games get used,” he adds.

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the free radical theory. In essence, as our body is exposed to food, air and sun, it throws off toxic byproducts, called free radicals, that eat away at cell walls, causing disease. In our youth, we have a builtin system of antioxidants that mop up free radicals. In other words, “Like a new car, we have this remarkable array of catalytic converters to clean up the byproducts of burning fuel,” explains Joe McCord, Ph.D., a pioneer in antioxidant research from the University of Colorado-Denver. “But as we age, our catalytic converters wear out.” Initially, test tube studies showed that simple, nutritional antioxidants like vitamins C and E could neutralize free radicals. This led to a 21st century boom in single-antioxidant supplements. But it turns out that their effect is minimal, “like a firefighter with one bucket, trying to put out a house fire,” McCord says. Instead, he and others contend, we need to prompt the body to produce more of its own antioxidants. Several nutrients, including sulforaphane from broccoli, curcumin from turmeric, anthocyanins from berries, licorice and shallots, and the herbs milk thistle and ashwaghanda, have been shown to do that. Now, supplement companies are rolling out an array of new products, including Protandim by Life Vantage, a product that came out of McCord’s work, and GliSodin, by Isocell, aimed at boosting internal antioxidant production. One 2006 trial conducted at the University of Colorado showed that when 29 people took Protandim, biochemical markers of oxidative stress declined by 40 percent after one month. Another study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science in 2007, found that a combination of sulforophane and curcumin reduced skin cancer in mice. Meanwhile, researchers are exploring another compound, resveretrol, contained in the skins of red grapes, berries and dark beans, for its ability to slow aging by activating genes called sirtuins. One 2008 study by the National Institute on Aging found that mice fed resveretrol had better balance and motor coordination, plus bone, heart and eye health. Human trials have been scarce, but several are ongoing. In the meantime, hundreds of resveratrol supplements have hit the market, and some doctors say they

are confident in its safety and already taking it themselves. “Based on the science, I don’t think there is a down side,” says Pittsburgh neuroscientist and physician Joseph Maroon, author of The Longevity Factor, published this year.

Healthy Skin Dr. Valorie Treloar, a Massachusetts dermatologist, says the antioxidant theory has spurred a host of new topical products, made with everything from marine pine bark and green tea to acai or gogi berry, all potent antioxidants. “One of the advantages to using it topically is that you can get a higher quantity of the active molecule in the skin, assuming it is in a form that penetrates through the epidermis,” she explains. Also, keep an eye out for new topical omega-3 fatty acid and topical probiotics aimed at maintaining a

proper microbial balance on the skin. One of the most radical topical skin care breakthroughs, from NuSkin, is a line of AgeLoc products that not only triple collagen production while dramatically decreasing an age-causing enzyme, but now also act on targeted groups of genes that regulate how we age. In effect, it resets the genes to youthful activity. Numerous companies are also exploring the “beauty from the insideout” concept, crafting everything from antioxidant-rich skin health shakes to candy chews made with cocoa antioxidants. One recent study in the Journal of European Nutrition found that when women ingested 329 milligrams of cocoa daily, the flow of blood and oxygen to the skin nearly doubled. “In the past few years, we have seen some really good, well-designed trials showing that internal nutrients can make a difference, too,” remarks Alan Logan, a doctor of naturopathy and author of Your Skin, Younger. Weil says he sees the wealth of new anti-aging innovations as intriguing, but notes that one other critical factor for healthy aging often eludes

people: To accept growing older and all the wisdom and experience it brings, with optimism, rather than dread. “The denial of aging is counterproductive,” he says. “To age gracefully means to let nature take its course while doing everything in our power to delay and prevent disease.”

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Integrative Medicine Combining Conventional & Wholistic Methods of Healing.


ntegrative Medicine is a new term for most people yet many Americans are unaware that they are already a part of this growing approach to healthcare. In a 2008 report from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the National Center for Health Statistics (part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), 38% of Americans are using some sort of complementary/alternative medicine in addition to their regular doctors’ visits. This cross over is the basis for the Integrative Medicine movement. IM, as it is often called, is centered around treating the whole person – body, mind and spirit – by blending conventional medicine and natural healing methods such as acupuncture, massage therapy, stress management and nutritional supplementation. The idea is to take the best of what both time-honored healing systems have to offer and create a more effective wellness model. There are key elements that distinguish the Integrative Medicine approach from the more commonplace conventional medical system. For instance, Integrative Medicine encourages a shift to a whole-person method of disease treatment and wellness. IM


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practitioners recognize that each body system is dependent upon and affected by other body systems. The familiar method of treating a specific organ or symptom is discarded in favor of viewing the body as an inseparable whole. “One person with one symptom is not treated the same as another person with the same symptom” says Dr. Lee Westmoreland, DC, of Southeastern Center for Functional Medicine in Greenville. The end result is not just symptom relief but a deeper level of wellness. Another significant difference with the IM model is, for the first time in modern times, the patient and their healthcare professionals are entering into a partnership. This collaboration allows for the patient to have control over their own health strategy. The patient becomes the coach of their personal health team. Each member of the team, whether they are a conventional medical professional or a natural medicine practitioner, is valued for their particular expertise and wisdom. Health choices are taken out of the health provider’s hands and the patient is charged with taking responsibility for their own healing. “There’s no magic pill, there’s no surgery, no magic wand I can wave over my patients and make them well. [For the patient] it is understanding what healing is all about and taking ownership of your health” says Joe DuPuy, DC, of DuPuy Family Chiropractic in Simpsonville. Integrative Medicine physician Maria Cayelli, MD, who has her own private practice in Anderson, notes that an integrative approach makes her patients feel more in control of their health. “People [want] a voice in how to proceed to getting to the best health they can. They want guidance. They feel validated that their concerns are heard.” With Integrative Medicine the combination of expert advice and personal responsibility empower the patient to reach new heights of wellness. Integrative Medicine’s focus on the health of the mind and spirit in addition to the health of the body also differentiates it from the more conventional approach to healing. It is now widely accepted that state of mind has a drastic influence on the chemistry of the body. Emotional states such as extreme stress, depression or anxiety affect such things as the immune system and the blood pressure. Bonnie Tollison, a former Registered Nurse, is now a Licensed HeartMath® Coach at Creative Health in Greenville and is an

expert on stress management for health and increased performance. “Stress starts to build and wear down the body which can lead to things like cardiovascular disease which includes hypertension. You are also looking at diabetes and even osteoporosis.” IM practitioners believe effective management of stress and other mental health challenges is a crucial component to optimal wellness. Integrative Medicine also differs from conventional medicine in its approach to patient care. The foundation for a routine conventional doctor’s visit is rooted in the triage method. Triage, from the French word “trier” meaning “to sort,” was first utilized in the Napoleonic Wars. It is a means of prioritizing the wounded to ensure that those who could be patched up and sent back into battle would be treated as rapidly as possible. In the conventional medical system, doctors are under pressure to rapidly diagnose and get patients on their way. “So much of our healthcare isn’t healthcare – it’s sick care,” says Dr. DuPuy. This common model of patient care often leaves conventional medicine practitioners wishing they had more time to spend with patients and patients feeling rushed and neglected. Integrative Medicine, however, takes a more long term view of health and focuses on getting to know the patient. Patients are educated about their health and nutrition is often emphasized. “It is surprising to realize what people don’t know about the food that they take into their own bodies,” says Dr. Westmoreland. Patients work with their integrative health team to create a comprehensive wellness plan and are provided with much needed support to reach their health goals. Perhaps because of patient interest,

Integrative Medicine has been on the rise in this country. Some medical schools now offer electives with an emphasis on natural methods. University of Michigan Integrative Medicine began offering courses such as acupuncture and Mind-Body medicine to their medical students in the Fall of 2000. Well known IM physician Dr. Andrew Weil teamed up with the University of Arizona to create an Integrative Medicine fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Cayelli recently completed the Arizona program. She had this to say about why she chose to pursue Integrative Medicine. “The main push for me was that more people were asking me about vitamins and herbs and different ways to treat themselves without using medications. I got tired of saying ‘that’s not FDA approved, I don’t know about that, I don’t know how diet can play a role in your disease process – there’s nothing else but this medicine or you have to get these tests.”’ Physicians educated in an integrative approach can more knowledgeably assist their patients in creating a safe and all inclusive wellness program. Integrative Medicine represents a new paradigm in healthcare. By treating the patient’s body, mind and spirit, IM allows for a whole-person approach to healing. Patients are encouraged to assemble a team of natural and conventional medicine practitioners, putting them in the driver’s seat on the road to achieving personal wellness. Integrative Medicine promotes patient responsibility and a more comprehensive patient/ practitioner relationship. This individualized and wholistic approach al-

lows for the patient to achieve a deeper level of both health and wellbeing. Bonnie Tollison, Heartmath TM Coach, Greenville. 864-901-4433. Dr. Joe DuPuy, DC, DuPuy Family Chiropractic, Simpsonville. 864-399-9563.   Dr. Lee Westmoreland, DC, Southeastern Center for Functional Medicine, Greenville. 864-292-0226.   Dr. Maria Cayelli, MD, private practice, Anderson. 864-512-4446 Tessa Porter May is a freelance writer in the Upstate, a Certified Natural Health Practitioner passionate about integrative health, and works with medical professionals wishing to include integrative medicine into their practices.  864-4140060.

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Physical Therapy Can Help With Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain by Rachel Sokol


ibromyalgia is a complex pain syndrome that many people have heard of but don’t know much about. In layman’s terms, fibromyalgia is a syndrome of chronic muscle pain that generally exhibits specific signs and symptoms. The diagnosis is made when eleven out of eighteen tender trigger points are present in all four quadrants of the body, and when this pain is continuous for at least three months. There are two kinds of this type of pain: fibromyalgia syndrome and myofascial pain syndrome, which are actually two different entities. “Myofascial pain syndrome is a neuromuscular condition in which repetitive injuries, trauma, and illnesses result in regional trigger points,” says Swati Kulkarni, a physical therapist based in Spartanburg, “whereas fibromyalgia patients have global muscle pain and fatigue.” According to Kulkarni, fibromyalgia can occur at any age. “In

many cases, symptoms may be present for many years before the diagnosis is made. Oftentimes, these patients are misdiagnosed with other diseases such as arthritis or psychological disorders,” she says. Unfortunately, the exact cause of fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome is unknown, but Kulkarni says, “In my practice, I have observed that the majority of patients affected with fibromyalgia have typical Type-A personalities. These people have difficulty relaxing and are often in a hurry.” While doing one activity, states Kulkarni, “they have ten things lined up in their head that they also have to do. Despite feeling exhausted, they try to juggle too many activities without taking a break.” Many times, these patients have a history of a past trauma such as physical/sexual abuse, death of loved ones, loss of family members with chronic illnesses or addictions, painful divorce, or stressful work situations. Kulkarni says poor posture and breathing problems may also be symptoms of fibromyalgia, as well as those who exhibit “fight or flight’ responses. “Patients with fibromyalgia are often not able to let go of traumatic memories from the past. Some are not able to tolerate the day-to-day stresses of life. Their sympathetic nervous system is agitated due to the sense of being in danger all the time,” she says. “The muscles of their extremities may contract repetitively in order to run away from or fight danger to the body. The constant release of neurotransmitters over a long period of time can be toxic to the body.” Other symptoms of fibromyalgia include poor eating habits, depression and acid reflux. Surprisingly, perfectionist tendencies can be result in fibromyalgia. “The intense struggle to keep everything perfect can result in feelings of resentment, anger, and fear,” says Kulkarni. “Oftentimes, these emotions are manifested as physical problems such as headaches, neck pain, and back pain.” As for myofascial pain, Kulkarni wants patients to first be aware that fascia is a tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body from head to toe, “without interruption.” “It gives shape to the body, allowing it to

resist mechanical stresses. It covers the muscles, nerves, organs, and vessels,” she says. “Restriction of this fascia can create pain or malfunction throughout the body, resulting in multiple trigger points of pain that are activated by overwork, fatigue, trauma, stress, and repetitive motions. Trigger points can be felt like fibrous bands or ropes in the muscles. In addition to pain, some trigger points can result in autonomic reactions such as sweating, dizziness, and nausea.” There are helpful treatment options for fibromyalgia patients. By obtaining the thorough history of a patient, a physical therapist can elicit possible causes that may have triggered fibromyalgia syndrome or the myofascial pain syndrome. “The most important part of physical therapy is patient education,” says Kulkarni. “Through education, patients can learn to exercise daily, correct their posture, take proper care of their backs and necks, and practice relaxation techniques.” Various types of hands-on techniques, such as Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Release, and Craniosacral Release can eliminate pain, restore motion, and detect potential restrictions and imbalances in the body. Simpler modalities such as moist heat, ice packs, and ice massage may be used to break myofascial restrictions, while therapeutic exercises such as stretching tight muscles and strengthening weak muscles can correct muscle imbalances. According to Kulkarni, deep diaphragmatic breathing exercises can calm the “fight or flight” reaction while posture correction and proper back and neck care is important for decreasing pain. “A physical therapist can guide patients in learning to take rest periods without guilt and to enjoy daily routines without overworking,” she says. “Focusing on the positive aspects of life and avoiding wasting energy on negative thoughts can aid the mind and body in learning to relax, resulting in decreased pain and improved quality of life.” Swati Kulkarni is a physical therapist and owner of Therapeutic Solutions, located at 1199 John B. White Sr. Blvd, in Spartanburg. For more information, call 864-587-6498. Rachel Sokol is a NY-based writer, editor, and contributor to various editions of Natural Awakenings.

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Movement as Medicine

A Universal Antidote to Aging by Katy Bowman


ave you ever compared the benefits of a walk around the park with taking an antiinflammatory medication? How about correlating a game of hopscotch with high bone density? Many of us are very compliant when following a drug, herbal or vitamin prescription, but when our health care practitioner recommends exercise as a treatment, we too often accept that information with a shrug. It just doesn’t seem as critical. Yet, just as chemicals may affect specific body tissues, so do different machines, move-


ments and modes of exercise. A healthy body is a fine-tuned mechanism, circulating essential blood, lymph and electrical impulses efficiently. While we may accept the belief that our circulation invariably degrades as we get older, it is really that we move less and allow our muscles to tighten. Muscles are the main force generators in the body, supporting the circulation of fluids and affecting the number of calories burned; constriction of muscles contributes to a decrease in both.

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Anyone, at any age, can turn to exercise for movement’s natural, rich supply of anti-aging properties, but be aware that not all exercise is equal. It is vital that we select the best program for us, one that gives us what we need to maintain a healthy, youthful body without causing problems like a stressed immune system and degenerating joints.

Anti-aging Prescription n Save your joints and stretch. Human muscle tissue doesn’t change much over a lifetime; an anatomical science journal, Muscle & Nerve, reports that under a microscope, scientists can’t tell if they are looking at 18- or 80-year-old muscle. What they can see are the effects of inflexibility and tension around the joints that causes them to wear down and age us. The solution is to find a yoga or stretching class or home video and attend to it at least a few minutes every day.


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n Use it or lose it. Preventing the loss of your ability to get down to the floor and then stand back up again. This is a tough, whole-body, strength generating workout. Repeat it 10 times to feel an instant, healthful increase in body heat and breathing rate. n Choose a lighter activity. Multiple studies from Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise show that the many benefits of lighter activity include an improved immune system. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, a correlation exists between heavy exercise and upper respiratory tract infection. Walking is one example of a lighter exercise that meets your whole-body movement needs without compromising health. n Find a good exercise teacher. A 2009 study published in Clinical Rehabilitation that compared the effectiveness of unsupervised versus supervised exercise programs, found more desirable improvements in balance, functional mobility, flexibility and strength in the group that met regularly in a private session or group class format. n Pay attention to alignment. Just as you wouldn’t continue to drive your car around with poor wheel alignment and expect optimum performance, so proper alignment of your skeleton can have an instant impact on the health of all tissues. Find an alignment specialist who can point out a few of your postural anomalies, and work together to improve them. n Minimize exercises that can wear down joints. Artificial walking patterns caused by treadmills and other cardio machines significantly increase the tension in the joints of the hips and knees. Rather, choose an aesthetically pleasing walking path around the neighborhood or opt for an indoor track or, in inclement weather, the local mall. n Sound Mind. Sound Body. A healthy mind in a healthy body is the goal. According to the Gerontological Society of America, consistent exercise at midlife may reduce the odds of dementia in older adulthood. Make exercise time a daily habit in your own and your family’s schedule. Movement isn’t a luxury. The human body requires daily, hourly movement to optimize longevity, as well as youthful strength and flexibility. It doesn’t cost much to take a walk or to stretch your arms, legs and spine throughout the day, and the dividends are magnificent. Start by incorporating one “prescribed” anti-aging activity at a time, until you have a rich and well developed habit of taking your “movement vitamins.” It is absolutely possible to feel more energetic and vital now than you did 10 years ago, if you choose well. Katy Bowman, a biomechanics scientist, has a master’s degree in kinesiology and is director of the Restorative Exercise Institute in Ventura, CA. She has created the Aligned and Well™ DVD series to educate people about how their bodies work, so they can make informed decisions. Learn more at and

classifieds EDUCATION Positive Psychology Coaching Course - Begins January 8-9, 2010 (Intensive workshop) Then Tuesdays, 6-8pm, through March 30. The second course in Life Coaching Institute’s certification training of Transformational Life Coaches. Provides an in depth look at the tools of positive psychology and how they can be used in the coaching process. Prerequisite: Basic Skills in Coaching. Instructors: Dr. Dianne Greyerbiehl, Master Transformational Life Coach, PCC and Holly Kraus, M.Ed, Certified Transformational Life Coach. $750. Life Coaching Institute office, 211 Century Dr, Suite 215A, Greenville, and tele-conferences. 864-282-8989. Transformational Coaching - Begins January 22 and 23, 2010 (intensive workshop) Then 2.25 hour sessions on Thursday evenings through May 6. The first professional course offered to life coaches after receiving their basic certification, this course provides for learning transformational tools such as basic clinical hypnosis approaches, developing intuition and working with spirituality (defined by the client). $650. Life Coaching Institute, 211 Century Dr, Suite 215A, Greenville, and tele-conferences. 864-282-8989.

FOR RENT Office Space/Therapist Room - Available on Main St. in growing town of Simpsonville. Easy access to 385 or Hwy 14, private parking lot. For more information, call Angela at 864-963-4466. (Not appropriate for business/therapist needing total quiet environment)

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OPPORTUNITIES Green Means Go –after your dreams! Solving air and water problems can help your financial problems using an eco-friendly business opportunity. You can work PT or FT. Join us and take a step towards using your time for what YOU want to do. Go to MaximumSuccess. com/BusinessOverview or call Mike at 864-271-0330. The Weigh to Health - Solving Metabolic Syndrome X, feed muscle, shed toxic-laden fats, rest the “forgotten’ pancreas. View the 30-minute “core presentation” video at Contact Julie Phillips, CNHP, THS, CLNH, for Health Coaching opportunities. 813-695-4372.

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How to Keep a Dog Forever Young by Debra A. Primovic


o pet lovers, the disparity between human and canine life spans seems unfair. Efforts to help dogs stay healthy not only keeps them around longer, but pays dividends in also keeping them in as youthful shape as possible.

Know When Your Pet is “Old” According to Dr. Johnny Hoskins, in Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Dog and Cat, the canine age that qualifies as senior depends largely on the breed and size. This veterinarian notes that dogs weighing less than 20 pounds are seniors at nine to 13 years, while giant dogs of 90 pounds or more are oldsters between six and nine years. Smaller breeds usually live longer.

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Watch for Illness Because dogs are good at hiding illness until it is too late, regular home exams are vital. Be alert to such things as changes in water consumption, urination patterns and activity levels; poor

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ach year, thousands of Americans young and old, flexible or not, athletes and couch potatoes, come together at hundreds of designated yoga events to stretch body, mind and spirit on Yoga Day USA. In 2010, it will happen again, on January 23. Yoga Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives through yoga, orchestrates the occasion in yoga studios, community centers and parks as well as on beaches across the country. In the spirit of karma yoga, or service to others, hundreds of alliance-registered yoga teachers and schools will host free or low-cost workshops to raise awareness, change lives and address the needs of their local communities. Yoga Alliance President and CEO R. Mark Davis notes that many of the day’s workshops will raise funds or in-kind donations for local charities. See for a complete listing of events; local events in our community are also listed below. LESS STRESS YOGA

Saturday, January 23rd9:00am- FREE CLASS Center Stage Dance and Performance Co. 413 SE Main St, Simpsonville. www.Less-StressYoga. com. 864-419-4204 Nicole D. Jordan, RYT


One Free Class (New Students only) Week of Jan-18th-23rd (not valid for workshops) 1105 Old Spartanburg Rd,. Greer. 864-325-6053 Karen Noonan


Basic Yoga-FREE CLASS. Saturday, January 23rd-9am & 5:30pm 31 Boland Ct, Greenville. 864-420-9839 Mary Lou Powers


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REJUVENATION LOUNGE Basic Yoga -12pm.FREE CLASS. Hatha/ Flow Yoga -1pm - $6 a class. 1054 E. Butler Rd, Greenville. 864-254-9126


Basic Yoga-FREE CLASS. Saturday, January 23-5:30pm. 1440 Pelham Road, Suite G, Greenville. 864-354-2882 Kristi Reid-Barton



i Works Studio was founded by Dr. Mary Lou Powers and combines the practices of Yoga, Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan for improving one’s health. She has studied several forms of yoga including Iyengar, Astanga, Vinyasa Flow, and Sundo. Each method of yoga focuses on a different aspect of yoga. For example, the Iyengar method bases all movements on alignment of the spine and uses props to help ease students into the poses. This is the primary method of teaching at Qi Works Studio. Currently Dr. Powers is working on her 200-hr certification in Iyengar Yoga with Lillah Schwartz in Asheville, NC. She has also studied Qigong, Tai Chi and Karate. Her teaching methods are based on her knowledge of teaching Biology & Chemistry at Greenville Technical College, as well as Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi teaching method. She teaches basic yoga poses very slowly by breaking a pose into several parts and building the pose up. Then it is repeated many times in order for students to learn them well and improve their posture. There are no on-going classes at Qi Works. All courses build upon each other and are broken into eight week sessions. Students can choose the time & day that best suits their needs. Mary Lou Powers, PhD Qi Works Studio, LLC 31 Boland Ct. Greenville, SC 29615 864-420-9839

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5 Tai Chi Chuan 24-Forms – 11am-12pm. Regain your balance & strength. First 12 movements of Yang Simplified 24 Hand Forms. Eight week introductory course. First class free. Bring a friend 10% off . $70. QiWorks Studio, LLC, 31 Boland Ct, Greenville. 420-9839. Fountain Inn Book Discussion Group – 7-8:30pm. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult. Fountain Inn (Kerry Ann Younts Culp) Branch. Call 862-2576.


a friend 10% off . $70. QiWorks Studio, LLC, 31 Boland Ct, Greenville. 420-9839.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8 Blood Drive – 10am-2pm. Blood Connection Mobile Unit will be accepting blood donations. Free Consultation from Dr. Jared Sargent of Sargent Chiropractic for donation. Sargent Chiropractic, 611 N. Main St, Mauldin. 676-9922. Embroidery Circle – 10:30am-12pm. Social gathering for local embroidery lovers. Compare stitches, learn new tips and catch up with friends. Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch. Call 834-3650.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9 Tracking the Origin of Pain – 1-3pm. Some of our aches and pains could be tied to the organs in our body. Find out how to track that pain and then use the scalar wave laser to stop that pain. Free. Be Natural Wellness Center, 300 East Blackstock, Suite G, Spartanburg. 574-5468. Yoga – 9:45-10:45am.(4-wk Saturday Course) Build strength in the core muscles, increase range of motion and focus the mind. This energizing routine provides flexibility, balance, strength and stamina for daily life activities.$55. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882.

Tai Chi for Arthritis – 11am-12pm. Simple sequence created by TaiChi & Medical experts for those with arthritis. Improves muscular strength, flexibility & fitness. Eight weeks. First class free. Bring a friend 10% off . $70. QiWorks Studio, LLC, 31 Boland Ct, Greenville. 420-9839.

Mindful Ecotherapy Workshop – 2-4 pm. Hatcher Garden in Spartanburg. $20/Preregister, $25/Event Day. 820 John B. White Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg. For information call Chuck Hall, 384-2388.

Yoga Basics – 4-5pm. Learn basic yoga postures one step at a time using Iyengar method. Gentle and slow movements. Rebuild your body. Eight week introductory course. First class free. Bring

Travelers Rest Book Discussion Group – 1-2pm. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and The Hours by Michael Cunningham. Travelers Rest (Sargent) Branch. Call 834-3650.



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TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 Lifelong Learning Childcare Training – 6-8:30pm. Mauldin (W. Jack Greer) Branch. $15 per class. To register call Lifelong Learning of Greenville County Schools at 355-6053. Reading In Color Book Discussion – 6:308:30pm. Theme by Nathan McCall. Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch. Call 277-0161. Taylors Mystery Book Discussion Group – 7-8pm. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Taylors (Burdette) Branch. Call 268-5955. The Scribblers Writing Group – 7-8:30pm. Join our creative writing group for adults. Bring your best work or come to get inspired – scribblers at every level are welcome. Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch. Call 963-9031.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13 Reiki Level I – 1-4:30pm. Limited space available. Call for pricing and to register. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14 Employment Readiness: Resume Rescue – 6:30-8pm. Learn tips for writing, updating and submitting a resume with positive impact. Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch. Call 277-0161 to register.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16 Guide to Natural Birth Pain Management – 11am-3pm. Quick class to learn the basics of pain management for natural childbirth. Great refresher course. $50. Carolina Water Birth, 915-J South St. Simpsonville. 329-0010.

Slab Building Workshop – 12-2pm. In this workshop, learn basic ceramics techniques for clay assemblage to build a functional or decorative birdhouse. Two instructors will be on hand. $30. Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. Call to register 244-0616. Anti-Aging – 1-3pm. Relax with a cup of tea, as we offer some practical and inexpensive ways to keep aging at a distance. Free. Be Natural Wellness Center, 300 East Blackstock, Suite G, Spartanburg. 574-5468.




Greenville International Alliance for Professional Women 2010 Kickoff Meeting – 11:45am-1pm. First meeting in 2010. GIAFPW is a membership organization committed to furthering professional and personal growth. $13/members, $18/guests. RSVP required 48 hours prior to date. 244-0944. The Commerce Club, 55 Beattie Place, Greenville.

Transition Celebration – 1-7pm. Meet ‘n Greet, snacks and beverages, Additional practitioners in the Upstate will be there to join in the celebration. Bridge to Wellness, (formerly Upstate Colonics) 607 N.E. Main St, Simpsonville., Call 864-963-4466.

Lifelong Learning Childcare Training – 6-8:30pm. Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch. $15 per class. Call Lifelong Learning of Greenville County Schools at 355-6053 to register.

Berea Book Discussion Group – 10-11am. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Berea (Sarah Dobey Jones) Branch. Call 246-1695.

Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money – 6-8pm. Create your own version of “My Rich Life” and a powerful positive mindset about your finances. Free. The Open Book, 110 S. Pleasantburg Dr. 282-8989.

Employment Readiness: Acing Interviews – 6:308pm. A representative from Protocol will present ten interview etiquette tips. Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch. Call 277-0161 to register.


Carolina Stress Relief Open House – 10am-4pm. Sample mindfulness based stress reduction techniques (breath awareness, movement). Discover how mindfulness could bring you more peace and joy.  Free. 657 Chesnee Hwy, Spartanburg. 5833621.

Employment Readiness: Online Job Searching – 6:30-8:30pm. Explore new library databases, various job websites and learn how to complete job applications online. Augusta Road (Ramsey Family) Branch. Registration is required. Call 277-0161. Game System Safety – 6:30-7:30pm. Parents learn how to monitor what their children are playing/ watching on their video game systems. Pelham Road (F.W. Symmes) Branch. Native Plant Society Meeting – 7pm. Anderson herbalist, Robin McGee, discusses local plants and trees and how she uses them for medicine. Free. Founders Hall, Southern Wesleyan University, Central. 242-5400.


SATURDAY, JANUARY 23 Healthy Living Expo – 12-4pm. Sponsored by Natural Awakenings. Meet natural & eco-friendly businesses and fitness and wellness providers. Free chair massages, raffles, and samples. Free. Hosted by Whole Foods,1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 248-4910. Art of Meditation – 1-3pm. Instruction on the art of meditation. $15. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053.


Simpsonville Book Discussion Group - 10:3011:30am. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller. Simpsonville (Hendricks) Branch. Call 963-9031. South Carolina Room Orientation and Tour – 6-9pm. In-depth tour and learn how to locate family information in the South Carolina Room. Limited space – registration required. Call 527-9261 to register. Hughes Main Library, South Carolina Room. Game System Safety – 6:30-7:30pm. Augusta Rd (Ramsey Family) Branch. See Tuesday, Jan. 19, 6:30pm.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29 NetAdvantage and Value Line Overview – 3-4pm. Learn the basics of new and expanded online database resources for investors. Hughes Main Library, Computer Lab. Registration required. 527-9279.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 What is Self Realization? – 1-5pm. An afternoon retreat with Jennifer Conn, Ph.D. Build a foundation for spiritual journey, tools for self study, physical healing techniques and meditations to quiet the mind. Limited space. Call to register. 325-6053. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer.

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Children’s Garden – Always open. Corner of Broad and River St, Greenville. 246-5508. Working With Children – Greg Spindler, LMT, will work with Autistic children (ages 9 & under) free of charge in between his regular clients. Carolina Structural Energetic Therapy, 107 Memorial Dr, Greer. 877-3500. Reiki and Biofeedback – By appointment Mon-Fri. Use energy within to help with pain and stress and become healthier . . . rejuvenate. Call for pricing. The Rejuvenation Lounge, 1054 E. Butler Rd, Greenville. 254-9126 or 505-9892. Paris Mountain State Park – 8am-6pm. Open daily. Fishing, canoe, kayak, and pedal boats, picnic areas and playground, hiking, and biking trails. Admission fee. Paris Mountain State Park, 2401 State Park Rd, Greenville. 244-5565. Jones Gap State Park – 9am-6pm. Open daily. Hiking, waterfalls, fishing, birding, and camping available. Pets allowed on leash. Admission fee. Jones Gap State Park, 303 Jones Gap Rd, Marietta. 836-3647. Upcountry History Museum – 10am-5pm WedSat; 1-5pm Sun; closed Mon; prearranged group tours only Tues. Common threads, uncommon stories. Heritage Green, 540 Buncombe St, Greenville. 467-3100. Gallery Exhibition – “Melange: Explorations in Fiber and Pattern” (Nov. 13th-Jan. 8th) featuring the fiber and fabric art of Alice Schlein, Terri Goddard and Kathy Strather. Free. Trillium Arts Centre, 319 S. Main St, Travelers Rest. 834-2388.

Kangen Water Lecture and Demonstration – 3pm. Bring clean jugs to take home your free samples of Kangen water. FitnessSoulutions, Beacon Commons, 475 S. Church St, Hendersonville, NC. 828-698-7642. Meditation in Action: Practices to Help Shift Your Inner State - 3:30-5pm. First Sunday each month. Especially for those who have trouble with, or can’t find time for seated, close-eyed meditation. Suggested donation $10. North Main Yoga, 10 W Stone Ave, Greenville. 241-0870. Stone Ave, Greenville. 241-0870. Yoga – 9am. Basic Yoga posture to develop strength, balance and flexibility. Increases focus and releases tension. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790. Healing Yoga Therapy Classes - 10:30am. Gentle stretching, toning and breath work. Suitable for


Yin Yoga – 12-1pm. Yin Yoga activates and harmonizes the flow of life energy within you. Poses are held for 2-5 minutes. A lovely complement to an active lifestyle. $10 per class. YOGAlicious, 123 Dunbar St, Spartanburg. 515-0855. Community Acupuncture – 12-5:30pm. Economical group opportunity to benefit from natural therapy. Plan for at least 45 minutes for therapy. $15. Be Natural, 300-G E. Blackstock Rd, Spartanburg. 574-5468. Community Acupuncture – 5-7pm. Miniacupuncture session in a group setting by licensed Acupuncturist. Therapy uses 4 needles to reduce stress and elicit relaxation. $20. Willow Wellness Center, 309 Jones Rd, Taylors. 578-0732. Prenatal Yoga – 5:15pm. Poses bring relief to the common aches of pregnancy while restoring energy and calming mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion – 5:30-6:30pm. Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves create a dynamic fitness program. Ditch the routine. $10 per class. Special package pricing available. 787 E. Butler Rd, Mauldin. 881-1557. Weight Loss Information Session – 6:15pm. Discuss the tools needed to lose weight and keep it off. Tour the facility and meet the staff. Free. Nutrition Solutions, 2104 Woodruff Rd. Greenville. 676-1248. All Levels Yoga Class – 6:30pm. Begin with breath to relax, building to a strengthening and energizing practice. Relieve tired muscles and calm the stress of the day. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Belly Fit – 6:30-7:30pm. Belly Fit incorporates the clean, crisp techniques of Belly Dance for a full body fitness experience, and leaves you energized, balanced, and focused. $12 per class. Special package pricing available. Space is limited – Please RSVP. MuvE Fitness in Motion, 787 E. Butler Rd, Mauldin. 881-1557. Nia Dance/Fitness Class – 6:30-7:30pm. Throw off your shoes and dance. $10 per class, non-members welcome. Riverside Tennis Club, 435 Hammett Bridge Rd, Greer. 848-0918. Tai Chi with George Gantt – 6:30-7:30pm. Tension and stress reduction, soft, flowing movements that emphasize force, rather than strength. $15/class, $65/5 classes, or included in Equilibrium Gym Membership. Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596. Pilates With Props – 7-8p.m. Props class uses small apparatuses including fitness rings, stability and medicine balls, and much more with mat pilates exercises.  First class free.  1 session $12, 5 sessions $55 or 10 sessions $100.  Pivotal Fitness Center, 5000 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors. 320-3806 or 292-8873.

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Real Life Birth Classes – 7-9pm. Natural Childbirth Preparation. Call for cost. Carolina WaterBirth, 915 South St, Simpsonville. 329-0010. CarynF@ Less Stress Yoga – 7:30-8:30pm. Beginner to intermediate class suitable for all fitness levels. Stretch, breathe and relax. First class free. $10 per class. Less Stress Yoga, CenterStage Dance and Performance Company, 413 SE Main St, Simpsonville. 419-4204.

Nia Dance/Fitness Class – 6:00am. Throw off your shoes and dance. $12 drop-in, $50 for 5 classes. MuvE Fitness Studio at 4Balance Fitness, 787 East Butler Rd, Mauldin. 288-8532. Children’s Story Time – 9:30am. All ages welcome. Free character cookie. Coffee To A Tea, 54 Lois Ave, West Greenville. 350-6506. Belly Fit – 9:30-10:30pm. See Monday 6:30pm listing for details. Dime Cookie Day – First Tuesday. 10¢ mini chocolate chip cookies all day. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. All Levels Yoga Class – 11:00am. Recharge your day with this morning class, energizing, stretching, rejuvenating mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Yoga – 11am-12pm. For ages 55+. Hatha Yoga is a class of various postures, one flowing into the next while also working on breathing techniques, and ending with relaxation. No experience necessary. Small membership fee required. Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr. Greenville. 497-3660. Yoga Class – 11am-5:45pm. Our certified instructors are sure to enlighten you in the art of and philosophy of both Hatha and Flow Yoga to help you flex and de-stress. $8-12. The Rejuvenation Lounge, 1054 E. Butler Rd, Greenville. 254-9126. Zumba – 11:15am. Dance your way to fitness with this Latin-themed class. Eastside Family YMCA, 1250 Taylors Rd, Taylors. 292-2790. Community Acupuncture – 4-7pm. Second Tuesday of the month. Economical group opportunity to benefit from natural therapy. Plan for at least 45 minutes for therapy. $15. Bridge to Wellness, 607 N.E. Main St, Simpsonville. 787-3386. Kids Karate with Sensei James Huss – 5-6pm. Emphasizes stretching, tumbling, and foundation exercises to introduce young people to the disciplines of Karatedo. Ages 8-12 $40/month. Suenaka Zenzan Dojo, Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596. All Levels Yoga Class – 5:30pm. Slow the stress of your day with a yoga routine of breath and postures to balance and detoxify the body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Karatedo/Aikido with Sensei James Huss – 6-9:00pm. Karatedo style, also known as “White Crane” Karate, incorporates grappling and traditional karate weapons, and a path to personal betterment. Aikido develops strength, balance and flexibility of body and mind, $50/month, unlimited classes. Suenaka Zenzan Dojo, Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596.

Tai Chi Aerobics with George Gantt – 6:307:30pm. Combines music and an upbeat pace with time-honored Tai Chi movements. $15/class, $65/5 classes, or included in Equilibrium Gym Membership. Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596.

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

Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion – See Monday 5:30pm listing for details.

Stress Reduction Workshop – 7pm. Workshop on reducing stress. Free. Synapse Chiropractic, 955 W.Wade Hampton Blvd, Greer. 848-0505. Meditation Class – 7:00pm. Learn to meditate with this exceptional method - Master Choa, energizing the heart and mind, Amrit Desai with guided visualization, or Kamini Desai in yoga nidra. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion – 7:30-8:30pm. See Monday 5:30pm listing for details.

Senior Day – Seniors 60 and above receive 10% off total purchase. Sale Items and other exclusions apply, not to be combined with coupons/punch card. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. NIA Dance/Fitness Class – 9:30-10:30am. A combo of yoga, martial arts and dance provides stretching & stress relief; muscle toning, flexibility and cardio conditioning. Let’s dance! $12 per class. Special pricing packages available. MuvE Fitness in Motion, 787 E. Butler Rd, Mauldin. 881-1557 Healing Yoga Therapy Classes - 10:30am. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. Yoganize. Live Oak Farm Store – 10am-6pm. Local farm products including grass-fed beef, pork, chicken, lamb and turkey. Majority of products bear the Certified South Carolina grown seal including pasture -raised eggs, & organic produce. Live Oak Farms, 230 Sam Davis Rd, Woodruff. 991-9839. Community Acupuncture – 12-5:30pm. See Monday 12-5:30pm listing for details. Be Natural. Ionic Foot Baths - 11am-3pm. Detox the body with an ionic foot bath by Jan King. $30 for first timers; walk-in or call for appointment. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 313-2896 or 297-1105. True Water Sampling - 11am-5pm. First Wednesday. Sample alkalizing True Water. Sampling Special: Buy 1 gallon, get second gallon 15% off. All Natural Health & Beauty Center, 101 College St, Simpsonville. 963-2882. Greenbrier Farms Day - 12-5:30pm. Local organic veggies, meats, and plants from Greenbrier Farms at Scratch, 1818 Augusta St, #106, Greenville. 370-9992. 5-Step Meat Demos – 3:30-5:30pm. Weekly tastings featuring samples from producers who are part of a new 5-step Humane Animal Treatment program. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300. All Levels Yoga Class – 4:30pm. 45 minute class to give yourself downtime with yoga practice before heading home. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc,

All Levels Yoga Class – 5:30pm. A yoga routine of breath and postures to balance and detoxify the body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882.

Karatedo/Aikido with Sensei James Huss - See Tuesday 6-9:00pm listing for details. Medical Qi Gong with George Gantt – 6:307:30pm. Studies show it boosts participants’ immune response against certain viruses. $15/class, $65/5 classes, or included in Equilibrium Gym Membership. Equilibrium Zen Gym, 2110 Augusta St, Greenville. 419-2596.

Indoor Rowing Classes - 7:30am and 9:15am. Full body and cardio workout; any age and fitness level.Rates vary. Greenville Indoor Rowing, 1901D Laurens Rd, between Monterrey’s Mexican and Zaxby’s in Olde Town Ctr, Greenville. 281-1505 or 498-8608. Furry Friends Day – Support a local animal organization by bringing in 2 cans of pet food and receive 10% off total purchase. Sale and other offers excluded. The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd, Greenville. 297-1105. Live Oak Farm Store – 10am-6pm. See Wed. 10am. Healing Yoga Therapy Classes - 10:30am. See Monday 10:30am listing for details. Yoganize.

Group Power Classes – 9:30am, 4:45 and 7:05pm. Weight training program designed to condition all major muscle groups.$10 per class. Free w/membership. Greer Athletic Club, 905 North Main St, Greer. 877-4647. Live Oak Farm Store – 10am-4pm. See Wednesday 10am listing for details. Zumba – 10am and 7:30pm. See Tuesday 11:15am listing for details. YMCA-Eastside.

Prenatal Yoga – 11am-12pm. Stretch, breathe and prepare for your big day with a certified prenatal yoga instructor. Doctor’s note required. Email Jennifer Wenning: for pricing and details. Mauldin Sports Center, 10 City Center Drive, Mauldin. Community Acupuncture – 12-5:30pm. See Monday 12-5:30pm listing for details. Be Natural. Fancy Friday with Nancy – 3:30-5:30pm. Regular tastings of recipes, and learn how to prepare a variety of dishes. Whole Foods Market, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. 335–2300.

All Levels Yoga Class – 11:00am. A morning class for energizing, stretching, and rejuvenating mind and body. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Yoga Class – See Tuesday 11am-5:45pm listing for details. The Rejuvenation Lounge.

Group Power Classes – 8:30 and 10:30am. See Thursday 9:30am listing for details.

Thankful Thursdays – Bring in 2 non-perishable canned goods for local charity and receive 10% off total purchase. (excluding sale, and other offers.) The Wild Radish, 161 Verdin Rd. Greenville. 297-1105.

Less Stress Yoga – 9-10am. See Monday 7:30pm

Tai Chi Chih – 1-2pm & 5:30-6:30 pm. For ages 55+. A set of movements completely focused on the development of energy called chi. Small membership fee required. Senior Action, 50 Directors Dr. Greenville. 864-497-3660. Kids Karate with Sensei James Huss – See Tuesday 5pm listing for details. Karatedo/Aikido with Sensei James Huss - See Tuesday 6pm listing for details. NIA Dance/Fitness Class – 6-7pm. See Wednesday 9:30am listing for details. Tai Chi Aerobics with George Gantt – See Tuesday 6:30pm listing for details. All Levels Yoga Class – 6:30pm. Begin with breath to relax, building to a strengthening and energizing practice. Relieve tired muscles and calm the stress of the day. $15 per class. It’s Yoga! Studio Inc, 1440 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 354-2882. Less Stress Yoga – 7-8pm. See Monday 7:30pm listing for details. Zumba at MuvE Fitness in Motion – 7:30-8:30pm. See Monday 5:30pm listing for details.

Tai Chi with George Gantt – 9-10:00am. See Monday 6:30pm listing for details. Yoga – 9am. $10; 5 classes/$40; first class free. Unity Church of Greenville, 207 E. Belvue Rd, Greenville. 292–6499. Yoga – 10am. All levels class. Enjoy coffee, tea and socialization after class. $12 per class. Pricing packages available. Yoganize, 2105 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 325-6053. Clay Works – 10am-2pm. Stop in and create some art. Creating Artists for Tomorrow, 1711 Old Spartanburg Rd, Greer. 244-0616. Live Oak Farm Store – 10am-6pm. See Wed. 10am. Zumba Fitness – 11am. The big dance/aerobic craze are a fusion of Latin International music blended into a dynamic fitness system. $10 per class. TRL via Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 1054 E. Butler Rd, Greenville. 254-9126. Medical Intuitive – 11am-5pm. Achieve optimal health on a cellular level. Walk-ins are welcome. Willow Wellness Center, 309 Jones Rd, Taylors. 233-3033. Coffee Cupping/Tasting Workshop – 1pm. Coffee & Crema is conducting coffee cuppings at Haywood Mall. Free. Belk 700 Haywood Rd, Greenville. (Inside Haywood Mall, at the lower entrance to the Belk department store) 678-9173 or 235-0051. Nia Dance/Fitness Class – 2-3pm. Second Saturday. Throw off your shoes and dance. $10 per class. Earthfare, 3620 Pelham Rd, Greenville. 430-7469.

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ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture of Greer

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 29.


Joan Massey, L. Ac. 300 E. Blackstock Rd. 864-574-5468•Spartanburg Specializing in wellness, natural hormone therapy, allergies, autoimmune problems, and pain using acupuncture, herbs, laser therapy, and detoxification techniques.


Marina Ponton, L. Ac. 1901 Laurens Rd. 864-370-1140•Greenville Specializing in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and therapeutic massage therapy. We also offer a natural health services and products that will help you meet your health goals including herbs, nutrition, fertility, and pain management. See ad, page 21.


400 S. Main St• Mauldin 864-757-1269 or 864-386-1942 Men and Women drop 2-3 dress/ pant sizes in minutes with our Reshaping Garments. Receive 20% off retail price this month. Abdomen Men’s Shirt $78.00. Women’s Body Magic Garment $168.00. Get a free consultation to reshape your body. See ad, page 38.


864-627-9192•Greenville 864-595-2855•Spartanburg LearningRx makes finding the solution to y o u r c h i l d ’s learning struggles simple. Schedule a cognitive skills test to discover the answer. The problem can be fixed. See ad, back cover.


915 South St. 864-329-0010•Simpsonville “Where Birth Comes Naturally” Offering attentive, personal one-onone care for you and your family with Midwives, Doulas, and GYN care. See ad, page 32.


Bobby Caston, Preventive Health Consultant 101 College St. 864-963-2882•Simpsonville 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 21.



Barbara Morris RN, BS 1934 N. Pleasantburg Dr. 864-236-8072•Greenville Barbara looks at all your health needs – working with you to relieve allergies, improve immune function, relieve pain, increase energy, regulate hormones, clean up your diet and improve nutrition. See ad, page 29.



1209 NE Main St, Ste C 864-399-9563•Simpsonville A Family Wellness Educational Institution that empowers its patients with knowledge about reconnecting 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 20.


205 Bryce Court (off Woodruff Rd in Woodruff Place) 864-987-5995•Simpsonville A health and wellness center that provides NUCCA chiropractic care for the whole family. All adjustments done by hand with none of the cracking and popping. We also provide BioMeridian Testing and whole food organic supplements. See ad, page 19.

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611 N Main St 864-676-9922•Mauldin 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 22.


955 W.Wade Hampton Blvd 864-848-0505•Greer 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.


Creative Health 14 S. Main St•Greenville 864-233-4811 Obtain optimal health by cleansing toxins/waste from the body. I-ACT certified colon hydrotherapist for 5+years, achieved advanced-level certification. Worked at the Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute.


607 NE Main St 864-963-4466•Simpsonville Certified Colon Hydrotherapist with associated detox such as ionic footbath, far infrared Biomat, and ear-candling. Clean professional office. Disposable supplies. See ad, page 28.


600 East Washington St. # 608 864-467-1077•Greenville Through interactive and experiential modalities, break free of your illusions and empower your self to reach beyond an ordinary life. See ad, page 26.


Justine Allen 864-430-7469•Greenville Nia is a fun fitness class drawn from dance, healing and martial arts. Benefits include cardiovascular conditioning, weight management, increased flexibility, grace, strength and endurance. Check the ongoing calendar for our class locations.

HEALTH FOODS Earth Fare − The Healthy Supermarket

3620 Pelham Rd. 864-527-4220•Greenville 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.

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 20.


1140 Woodruff Rd. 864-335-2300•Greenville /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 11.

Massage Therapy at Acupuncture of Greer

HEALTHY HOME Living Healthy Technologies

Mike and Pam Reekie Air & Water Purification 864-271-0330•Greenville Trendy and eco-friendly technologies of air and water purification for your home and office featuring a “Try before you Buy” policy. Feel and taste the difference. See ad, page 23.

HOMEOPATHY Augusta Street Clinic

Dr. Roger Jaynes, DC, DNBHE 864-232-0082•Greenville 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 17.


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. Call for monthly specials.


Kellyann Battista, LMBT #6131 425 North Main Street, Suite C 864-356-5901•Simpsonville www.MindBodySpiritHealing.Massage 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 9.

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Life Coaching Institute

Dr. Dianne Greyerbiehl 864-282-8989•Greenville We are a coach-counseling center specializing in inside out deep change. The result … being the person or organization you can be. See ad, page 20.

June Lordi, LMBT #4599 106 Memorial Dr. 864-877-0037•Greer 27 years experience in stress and pain reduction, and rehabilitative massage therapy. Tai Chi/massage instruction. Work with athletes, maternity, infants, elderly, and medical referrals.



Tammy Forbes, LMBT #5494 425 North Main Street, Suite C 864-616-1380•Simpsonville Massage positively affects EVERY system in your body. It is the first step in your journey to health and wellness. Come on in and reduce your stress, relieve your tired achy muscles and just relax! First visit is just $35 for a one hr. session. What are you waiting for? See ad page 9.


Upstate Neurology 103 Clair Drive 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 9.

Linda Goulart, LMBT #4812 864-907-4940•GVL and SPTBG Professional foot pampering. Bringing balance to mind, body and “sole”. We create a memorable experience in the comfort of your own location or ours. Great for any occasion.Individual or group rates available. Check out our web site for package descriptions. See ad, page 9.


Duane Herndon, LMBT #6215 425 North Main Street, Suite C 864-979-8548•Simpsonville 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 9.

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Alison Lively, ND, CNHP 14 S. Main Street 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.


Kristin DiPrima, IE, #2833328 864-553-9810 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 17.


Bonna & Jeff Wallace 864-979-5611·Upstate 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!

Migun of Greenville

4109 E. North St. Ste #100-A 864-242-1160•Greenville Migun means beautiful health! 30-day Free trial of the relaxing Migun thermal massage system to reduce pain and stress in your life. Call today! See ad, page 8.


54 Lois St. 864-350-6506•Greenville All-natural, chemical-free coffee, tea, and pastries. Also available are freshly baked breads, art breads, gluten-free, sugar-free, and other “special diet” items.


Bonnie Tollison, L. HeartMath™ Coach 864-901-4433 •Greenville 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.

STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION Carolina Structural Energetic Therapy

Greg Spindler, LMT SC#4609 107 Memorial Dr.•Greer 864-877-3500, Treating acute and chronic pain, using advanced, soft-tissue releases to achieve quick and long-lasting r e s u l t s . Yo u T u b e . c o m / watch?y=if09SgdEfgk. See ad, page 9.


31 Boland Ct., Suite 147 864-420-9839•Greenville Rebuild your body’s balance, flexibility, strength, memory & health with Tai Chi & Qigong exercises. Classes in Qigong, Tai Chi 24, 103 & for arthritis. Natural selfhealing exercises. See ad, page 8.


1054 E. Butler Rd, Suite D 864-254-9126 •Greenville For Body Mind and Spirit. Rejuvenate, relax and relieve stress through, Yoga, Massage, Oxygenation, Reiki, Biofeedback, Real fresh fruit smoothies and an inspirational, motivational library. See ad, page 31.

Willow Wellness Center

Jan Posey, CBT, CNHP 309 Jones Rd. 864-233-3033•Taylors Offering therapies including Quantum biofeedback, Voice Remapping, Reiki, Reflexology, acupuncture, ask a nurse, medical intuitive, massage, and Scalar Wave Laser. See ad, page 4.


Nicole D. Jordan, RYT 864-419-4204 Reduce stress and build strength and flexibility with a private or group yoga session. Classes are accessible to everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. See ad, page 31.


31 Boland Ct., Suite 147 864-420-9839•Greenville Basic Iyengar Yoga to rebuild your body for flexibility & strength. Qigong, TaiChi handforms & TaiChi Arthritis available for balancing natural qi flow. Perfect compliments. See ad, page 31.


2105 Old Spartanburg Rd. 864-325-6053•Greer Energize, revitalize, harmonize. A variety of all level classes Monday – Saturdays. $7-$12 per 1 1/2 hour class; Specialized instruction. $99 monthly unlimited classes special. Gift certificates available. See ad, page 31.


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January 2010 Greenville Natural Awakenings  

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