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Chiropractor Publishes Book For Moms-To-Be

Dr. Ashley Gonzales-Barwick from Our Patch Family Chiropractic has written a children’s book that tells the story of a mother-to-be receiving prenatal chiropractic care and the benefits that come from it through the point of view of her in-utero baby. 

“This rhyme storybook serves as a reminder that prenatal chiropractic care not only has benefits for mama, but also for her growing child,” says Gonzales-Barwick. “More space in the pelvis = more comfort for mom = more wiggle room for baby = easier birth = happier earthside child.”

Gonzales-Barwick is a Webster-Certified Doctor of Chiropractic and is finishing up her final certification through the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.

Grab your copy on Amazon. Mama Gets Adjusted – https://www.amazon.com/Mama-Gets-Adjusted-Spine-Kiddos. 

For more information, call 864-704-0920 or visit: OurPatchFamilyChiropractic.com.

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Palmer Distinctive Dentistry Welcomes New Doctor

Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, a leading holistic dental practice in the Upstate, is pleased to welcome Dr. Ashley Hurley, DMD to their team. Dr. Hurley is a highly skilled and experienced dentist who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the practice.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Hurley join our team,” said Dr. John Palmer, founder of Palmer Distinctive Dentistry. “Her passion for dentistry, dedication to patient care, and commitment to excellence make her a perfect fit for our practice. We are confident that she will make a significant contribution to our patients’ overall dental health and well-being.”

“I am thrilled to be joining Palmer Distinctive Dentistry and to be a part of such a great team,” said Dr. Hurley. “I am looking forward to getting to know the patients and providing them with the best possible dental care. It is truly an honor to be welcomed into this community, and serve our clients in the Upstate.»

Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is known for providing exceptional holistic dental care to patients of all ages. Their team of experienced dentists and staff are committed to creating a comfortable and welcoming environment for their patients. With the addition of Dr. Hurley, the practice is excited to continue providing the highest quality dental care to the Greenville community.

Palmer Distinctive Dentistry is located at 134 Milestone Way in Greenville. For more information, call 864-879-6494 or visit: PalmerDMD.com.

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The Importance of Food Compatibility 

by Kay Lucas  


Solutions in Health Care focuses on a natural way of healing by discovering the truth about what is happening in your body.  

Owner, Dr. Jeanne Petan, earned her Ph.D. in Biological Science from the American College of Nutripathy in Arizona. She offers many services at her home-based office; one of the most fascinating is determining which foods an individual is compatible with, whether from genetics or biological disorder. 

Petan still regards what she was instructed many years ago, “Practitioners have two things to do: first, identify the cause of their patient’s disorder and set up a detoxification program. And second, set up a food compatibility program that will feed their body and not their infections.” 

She explains, “People want to heal themselves, but they don’t have the opportunity in the matrix of the United States AMA philosophy, where it’s about drugs and surgery. If you change your diet, you may get a little better, but you won’t resolve your disorder because you have not gone to the core. If you can find someone who can identify the cause of your disorder, and they give you interventions such as herbs and homeopathics, but they don’t address your individualized dietary needs, you will not heal. It’s the difference between getting a little better or resolving the condition. That is, finding cause AND diet compatibility. But, after detoxifying, you will need another food screen to determine what your optimal diet is.”   

A great example is gluten. Are people really gluten intolerant? “Well, if they have celiac disease, which is genetic, then yes, they are. Then they will have a severe reaction to gluten – which is a protein, not a sugar. However, it’s the contamination of the food that we have an allergic response to. An example is genetically modified foods, and that is a big problem in this country,” according to Petan.  

In other countries, sitting down to eat is an experience that can last hours. They make food from scratch and serve freshly grown produce. More often than not, the opposite is true in the United States. We choose convenience, processed, and on-the-go meals. Also, the preservatives added to make foods last longer can be quite harmful.  

 The food you are eating isn’t the only thing to consider; water is another significant aspect of food compatibility. Petan says, “A big factor with food compatibility is pH in the body. It is very important to determine if you are overly acidic or alkaline and why.” Essentially, if you are out of balance, you can’t digest properly. Check the pH of your drinking water and set your filters correctly. Not all bottled water is created equal or suitable for you. Before you grab a bottle off the shelf, do your homework and look for a brand with a PH of about 7.6 to 8.5. 

Testing your pH and food sensitivities is simple, and Dr. Petan has a lab in her office to check urine, saliva, and blood. She also has the Biotrue System, which uses biofeedback technology. To be tested with this device, you hold a sensor in one hand, and Dr. Petan places a sample of the food in question (i.e., corn, wheat, dairy) on the device. Then she uses a probe to find the pericardium point (from Chinese acupressure) in your other palm. The Biotrue interprets your body’s response, telling you if the food is compatible with your body.  

“So many food incompatibilities come from contamination in the body,” says Petan. Therefore, everyone has different tolerances in how we digest. “This is extremely beneficial for children who are having attention, behavior, or emotional issues.” Petan adds, “Parents say it’s like a miracle with my child on the right dietary program that works for them!” Finding the truth about what is causing your symptoms is key to identifying the underlying physical and emotional problems. 

Solutions in Health Care is located at 290 Enoree Trail in Fountain Inn. For more information, call 864-862-4113, or visit: SolutionsInHealthcare.services.

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New Aloe Product HelpsSave Your Skin

Jean Uhlmann, a skin care specialist for L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL, is excited about a product called Aloe Vera Barbadensis Jelly.

“For 25 years aloe jelly has been the foundation of all our skin care products,” says Uhlmann. “As a topical, it has endless uses – sunburn, bug bites, bruises, poison ivy, sprains, itching and hydration for acne or blemish prone skin. No artificial green dye, fragrance or parabens.  No medicine cabinet should be without it,” exclaims Uhlmann.

As a company, L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL prides themselves with having aloe vera as the first ingredient in all their skin care products. They also state they don’t contain harmful chemicals or parabens, are cruelty free, and made in the USA.

To receive a free express aloe vera facial or more information on other L’BRI PURE n’ NATURAL products, call 864-985-9777 or visit: LBri.com/EveryBodyFitnessSkin.

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Nurse Practitioner Opens Regenerative Therapy Business in Travelers Rest

Introducing IV Peptide Clinic: a new business founded and owned by Irina Abrams, a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in neurological and behavioral conditions. The clinic’s focus is on utilizing peptide therapy, a promising form of medicine that has shown effectiveness in treating some of the most challenging neurological and behavioral conditions.

“It is evident to me that traditional medicine has its limitations, and I acknowledge this reality,” says Abrams. “Many patients with conditions such as Autism, Seizures, Turrets, Chronic Fatigue, Clinical depression, and Dementia have limited options for treatment that come with severe side effects. At IV Peptide Clinic, we offer a new approach that prioritizes patients’ well-being and provides hope for those who have exhausted traditional treatments.”

IV Peptide Clinic is located at 3598 South Carolina 11, Suite 209B in Travelers Rest. For more information, call 888-244-0028 or visit: IVPeptideClinic.com.

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Welcome from the Publisher

We are excited to announce that the highly anticipated Get Off The Grid Fest is coming to the Upstate,  and you can find all the details on page 10 of this issue. This festival is not only a celebration of music and healthy living, but also a sustainable living event that focuses on eco-friendly practices and off-grid living. We encourage you to come out and experience the festival’s unique blend of entertainment and education.

As we move into the summer season, it’s essential to stay energetic and beat the heat. On page 13, we have an article by Leila Scogin from Joi Center on tips to stay energized and refreshed during the hot summer months. With her expert advice, you’ll be ready to tackle any summer challenge that comes your way.

For those looking for something yummy and healthy, we have a mouthwatering Summer Berries and Cream recipe on page 29. It’s the perfect way to cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth while enjoying the bounty of fresh berries that are in season.

We also want to highlight our Locally Grown advertisers, who play a vital role in supporting our community. Please show your support for these businesses that are committed to healthy living.

Finally, let’s all enjoy the bright and beautiful days of summer. We hope this issue inspires you to make the most of this vibrant season.

In Health & Harmony,

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Summer Berries & Cream Dessert

by Linda Craig

Sticking to your gluten-free and dairy-free lifestyle is kind of hard when everyone else is eating “all the things”.  Make and bring your own healthy and scrumptious dessert that will leave you satisfied and guilt-free at any summer festivities this season!

The Whipped Cream: (FYI; heavy whipping cream is a fat, not dairy, but still don’t overdue it)

1 cup of organic heavy whipping cream

1 teaspoon of organic maple syrup

In a chilled glass or metal bowl, blend with mixer (chilled blades) until light and fluffy. Refrigerate.

The Berries:

1 cup of organic sliced strawberries

1 cup of organic blueberries

In a glass parfait bowl, add berries then top with a dollop of whipped cream.

Yields: 4 servings

If you are wanting more variety, additional toppings could include chocolate chips, cacao nibs, sprinkle of cinnamon, walnuts, cashews, and pecans.

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Easy Ways to Reduce Cell Phone Radiation  

Peer-reviewed research has demonstrated a myriad of adverse effects from cell phone radiofrequency (RF) radiation, including increased brain cancer, DNA damage, oxidative stress, immune dysfunction, altered brain development, damaged reproduction, sleep changes, hyperactivity, and memory damage. Thankfully you can easily reduce your daily dose with simple steps. 

Distance matters.

While talking on your cell phone, prefer to position the cell phone away from your body as far as possible.

Whenever possible, use the speakerphone mode.

Avoid carrying your cell phone on your body at all times.

When a wireless phone is close to you, more than 50 percent of the RF is absorbed into your brain and body. Power phones 100 percent off before you carry them on your body. 

Protect your fertility.

This radiation has been shown to damage sperm and ovaries. Many people move the phone away from their head to reduce exposure but then rest the phone on their lap, forgetting that a cell phone or laptop near the abdomen results in higher radiation absorption to the reproductive organs. 

Avoid using your cell phone
when the signal is weak.

Be aware that when you are in an area of poor reception, the phone will increase RF radiation power output by over 1000 times to reach the nearest cell tower.

Use AIRPLANE mode and turn antennas OFF when not in use. 

Airplane mode turns off most transmitting antennas. Be aware that with newer phone models, you also must turn off Bluetooth and hotspot antennas individually.

Children: Only use cell phones for

Children’s skulls are thinner than adults’ and their brains are still developing. Hence, radiation from cell phones penetrates more deeply into their brains and is likely to cause more damage. 

Do not sleep with your cell
phone powered on.

Research shows that sleep is disrupted by cell phone radiation. Need an alarm clock? Simply set the phone to “airplane” or “flight” or “off-line” mode, which will stop “wireless” electromagnetic field emissions. 

Decrease app radiation

Even if you are not using an app, it is always updating in the background, emitting RF into your body. Delete apps you are not using. Turn off auto sync for the apps you need and sync them manually at times when you are at a distance from the phone or when can connect with ethernet instead of Wi-Fi.

Use a corded home landline.

Use a corded home landline, not a home cordless phone, because cordless phones use electromagnetic microwave technology just like cell phones.

Connect your cell phone to the internet without radiation, by using an ethernet cord.

Yes, it is possible to connect your cell phone without radiation, by using a wire. In fact, once connected, you can do everything your cell phone usually does with Wi-Fi with a RF (radiation-free) connection.

Use your corded landline for most conversations.

Forward your cell phone to landlines whenever you are at home, then power off the cell phone without missing a call.  

Avoid using the cell
phone inside spaces
that are surrounded
by metal, like a car.

The metal surroundings reflect the waves inside the vehicle, often increasing your radiation exposure.

Minimize time. 

Whenever possible, minimize talk time and choose to communicate via text messaging rather than making a voice call to limit the duration of exposure and the proximity to the body.

Hold the phone away from your body when you press “send,” and do not rest your phone against your abdomen while texting.

With permission and source:
Environmental Health Trust, a think tank that promotes a healthier
environment through research, education and policy. For more information, visit: EHTrust.org.

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If You Could Turn Back Time

by Kay Lucas 

Everyone has a reason to wish time would stop or reverse – especially concerning your body. While time travel is still a mystery, full body rejuvenation is not.

There are many therapies available to reverse the effects of aging. The Danita Clinic offers several, and during a free consultation, they will discuss the best option for your concerns. They also have a board-certified family nurse practitioner available for general healthcare.

For many, the first signs of aging are noticed in the mirror – scars, wrinkles, skin discoloration, and hair loss, to name a few. The Danita Clinic can address those issues and more, using SkinPen. “It works well, especially on scars, and that’s mainly what we push for more than the aesthetic,” says Anita Swiss, owner of The Danita Clinic. They also have weight loss solutions for anyone looking to achieve their ideal weight using Semaglutide. 

What about the physical pains from aging? The Danita Clinic’s answers are Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and regenerative therapies. Regenerative Biologic injections work wonders on overused joints, injuries and many other degenerative conditions, breathing issues, and stress incontinence. You can get biological material from your own body or a highly vetted donor. The injection is placed at the sight of your troubled area, but when the biological materials enter your body, they spread out to find inflammation, often helping in more than one location. Most conditions only require one injection, and the biological materials regenerate tissue. Also, there is no downtime needed after your appointment! 

Compare that to steroid shots. Cortisone (steroid) shots only provide temporary relief, often lasting weeks to months, and the pain from the injection can last up to two days. Swiss further explains, “Steroid shots: you aren’t supposed to have more than three in one joint over a lifetime because they are catabolic – meaning they break down the bone and connective tissues and basically push you even closer to that surgery.” 

Along with a personal history of injuries, Anita Swiss is a registered nurse with hospital experience. She has observed, and now cautions, about the surgical path. “Insurance companies put you on a glide path to surgery. #1 They don’t want to do it too soon because most [artificial] joints don’t last more than 10-12 years. #2 Anyone who has had a hip or knee replacement usually, within three years of having that, ends up having to have another joint replaced – either a knee, the other hip, the other knee, or on the same side, because of your gait and overcompensating from all this time getting to the surgery. And then you have offset it again and will overcompensate again.” 

Another big sign of aging is the loss of hormones. The Danita Clinic is a proud provider of BioTE, a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) company. BioTE is set apart from the competition because they have a small compounding tolerance for added perfection.  

“I knew we [The Danita Clinic] were going to be doing hormone replacement, so we onboarded with BioTE because BioTE was the best,” Swiss speaks from personal experience. 

Balancing your hormones will boost your energy, decrease hot flashes, and improve your libido, mood, and brain fog. BHRT is a small pellet inserted subcutaneously, so you get a constant dose of hormones and aren’t on a rollercoaster of highs and lows as you would from synthetic creams and pills. The pellets dissolve and only need to be replaced two to four times a year. 

Because BioTE pellets are bioidentical, your body recognizes them as your own, and you absorb 100% of the hormones given to you. Unlike topical creams, there is no transference to your partner or others you come in contact with. Best of all, BHRT pellets are plant-based, not synthetically made from animal by-products. 

Hormones work as a lock and key, and everyone’s needs differ. During a consultation at The Danita Clinic, you will have blood drawn and sent to a lab to determine your hormone levels so they can find the right balance for you. 

Similar to some hormones, our body’s peptide production dwindles with age. Peptides are short chains of amino acids that our body naturally produces. Luckily, there are therapies available to help. Since there are over 7,000 known peptides in our body, there is a wide range of benefits to peptide therapy, such as weight loss, improved cognitive function, enhanced immune system, increased libido, better sleep, anxiety, depression, obsessive behaviors, neuro-degeneration conditions, and many more. The Danita Clinic’s website states, “Peptide therapy is the use of peptides in treatment to direct cells to perform the function specific to the peptide being used.”  

Full body rejuvenation is how you can turn back the clock and slow the aging process. Don’t think you just have to live with physical or emotional pain and scars; there are many options available. Explore them all, especially if you are ready to get off the “pain-pill-hamster-wheel.” 

The Danita Clinic is located at 16 Lindsay Ave. in Greenville. For more information, call 864-419-7896 or visit: TDCGreenville.com.

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Keeping the Bugs at Bay!

Summer is in full swing and the outside critters are very busy!  Lately, many people are talking about ants and mice. Eeek! 

There’s a recipe that will help with both: 1 Cup Diatomaceous Earth, 1/2 Cup Neem Powder, 1/2 Cup Yarrow Root Powder, and 20 drops Eucalyptus oil. Spread this mixture across door thresholds, the garage door opening, and around patios and porches. 

It really helps keep those critters at bay and it won’t hurt your pets (if you have chickens, don’t use dust while they are around to breathe it in). This recipe also helps with fleas, roaches, etc.  If people are camping out, it’s a must have. – Sandy Teska from Essentially Sandy.