Creamy Coconut& Veggie Soup

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

by Heather Cotugno


Coconut oil or ghee

2 cans coconut milk (optional: substitute 1 can with coconut cream)

16 oz bone broth or other broth

2 inches fresh ginger

2-4 cloves garlic


1/4 onion 

2 carrots

2 celery stalks

Bell pepper

1 cup mushrooms 

Spices (salt, white pepper, cardamom, ginger, turmeric, black pepper)

Cooked chicken (shredded or cubed)

Prepare all veggies to start: Mince fresh ginger, garlic, and lemongrass.

Chop onion, carrots, celery, bell pepper.

Slice mushrooms. 

In a large pot, heat about 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee over medium heat. 

Saute ginger, garlic, and lemongrass until slightly browned.

Add onion, carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Saute until cooked/softened.

Add coconut milk, cream, and broth.

Add spices to your taste preference. 

Add mushrooms and cooked chicken. 


Note: Use varying amounts of veggies and flavorings at your preference.

ADVATx Laser Treatment at Greenville Clinic: A Breakthrough for All Skin Types

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

The Danita Clinic is proud to announce the arrival of the groundbreaking, first of its kind, ADVATx Laser Treatment, designed to tackle color and texture issues, making it suitable for all skin types. The state-of-the-art ADVATx technology allows clinicians to customize treatments for red, blue, and purple vascular conditions, acne, acne scars, and more with no pain or unwanted side effects like bruising, purpura, or scarring.

“After carefully reviewing and testing various devices to enhance our practice, we confidently selected ADVATx for multiple reasons. Its remarkable ability to address numerous issues, such as spider veins, acne, and acne scars, on any skin type or color, sets it apart. The treatment is virtually painless, and patients experience no social downtime,” stated Anita Swiss, Co-Owner and Registered Nurse at The Danita Clinic.

Swiss shared her personal experience with the ADVATx treatment, stating, “After just two treatments, I witnessed significant positive changes in my face, cherry hemangiomas were gone, and spider veins diminished. The best part was being able to resume my activities immediately after the procedure, as there was no redness or peeling. We are certain that choosing ADVATx was the right decision.”

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

Air Purification Product for Your Vehicle

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

If you love traveling by car but worry about breathing in pollutants and odors, there’s good news! A new air purification product called Active HEPA+ Car is now available to help you breathe cleaner and healthier air inside your vehicle.

This device uses HEPA filtration with patented ODOGard® technology to filter out harmful contaminants and unpleasant odors. It also utilizes photocatalytic oxidation to reduce bacteria and viruses, ensuring a safer environment for you and your family. Additionally, bipolar ionization is employed to reduce allergens, making it especially helpful for those who suffer from allergies.

Mike Reekie, IAQ, CMI, CEAA, and owner of Living Healthy Technologies, is thrilled about this addition to his air purification line. He emphasized, “Isn’t it great that we can now enjoy purified air inside our car, van, or SUV? No more worries about those strong odors from diesel vehicles either!”

Now, you can hit the road with confidence, knowing that you and your loved ones can breathe in cleaner, fresher air during your travels!

To order this product or explore other air purification solutions for your home and car, call 864-704-7252 or visit:

Sustainable Living Company Offers Atmospheric Water Generator Product

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

MARK37.COM proudly introduces its latest entry in the sustainable living category with an Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG). This is a true game-changer for those seeking a self-reliant lifestyle. The cutting-edge system draws 6-8 gallons of clean water daily from the air, offering an affordable and eco-friendly solution to water needs.

The AWG features advanced multi-stage filtration and UV sterilization, ensuring safe drinking water while also functioning as a dehumidifier. Larger models produce up to 12-16 gallons per day, with commercial units delivering an impressive 1300 gallons daily.

MARK37.COM sources and promotes innovative products and services, empowering individuals to live sustainably and independently. Their offerings include the Ghost Phone, Ghost Laptop, Atmospheric Water Generators, and more, championing freedom of choice for a self-sufficient future.

For more information, visit:

The Joi Center Opens New Location

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

Joi Natural Wellness is thrilled to announce the grand opening of The Joi Center, a resource sanctuary dedicated to nurturing your body, mind, and spirit through holistic wellness practices.

The Joi Center brings together an array of offerings to support your well-being. Browse through the apothecary featuring herbal products, and uncover valuable tools, resources, and education at the Inner Fitness section.

Located within Regenerate Wellness Center, The Joi Center showcases a wide range of locally sourced products and natural remedies for sleep, stress, skin care, detox/cleanse, pain, women’s health, and much more.

Whether you prefer delivery or in-person pickup, they can accommodate your needs. Pickup times are available from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays, or by appointment. Consultations are also available by appointment.

The Joi Center is located at 2084 Woodruff Rd. Suite A in Greenville. For more information, call 864-747-9404 or visit:

Local Businesses Partner to Launch Group Coaching Program for Teens

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

Certified Youth Resilience Coach, Heather Cotugno, joins forces with Melissa McKinney, owner of Creative Minds Tutoring, to introduce a 10-week research-based group resilience coaching program for teens aged 13-17. 

Cotugno states, “Teenagers are facing unprecedented mental health challenges, and it’s vital to provide them with a supportive environment that nurtures their growth.”

The program includes weekly group sessions covering prioritization, planning, mindset, and more, along with five individual coaching sessions per participant. Cost: $1199 (split payments available). Sessions begin September 5th, 7:00 – 8:15 PM, at 217A Trade Street in Greer.

Cotugno, a former special education teacher, expressed her passion for the initiative, “This resilience coaching program aims to empower teens to overcome obstacles and achieve their full potential.” 

For more information, contact Heather Cotugno at 864-202-6595 or visit:

Chiropractor Adds IV Hydration to Wellness Center

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

“We are so excited for the buzz going on in our office this fall. Between chiropractic adjustments, dry needling sessions, sports massage, and now IV hydration on site, this is going to be a fall made for healing at Hybrid Health,” says Dr. Suzanne Earehart, owner of Hybrid Health Sports Chiropractic & Rehab.

The benefits of sports chiropractic are great additions to the general benefits of chiropractic care. Aside from just an adjustment, Hybrid Health utilizes multiple FAKTR and sports rehabilitation techniques to loosen the fascia and promote healthy blood flow to the area. 

Earehart has achieved the titles of  Certified Chiropractic Extremities Practitioner (CCEP) and Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP). She is also RockTape certified FMT1 & FMT2, and FAKTR trained. 

Hybrid Health Sports Chiropractic & Rehab is located at 1014 Wade Hampton Blvd. Suite 5 in Greenville. For more information, call 864-541-6050 or visit:

IV Vitamin Therapy Center Opens in Greenville

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IV Vitamin Therapy Center Opens in Greenville

The Drip Bar, a pioneering wellness establishment, is proud to announce its grand opening in the heart of Greenville. Founded by Melissa Emmerson and her husband Johnny, The Drip Bar promises a revolutionary approach to combating health issues through IV therapy.

“I have been a lover of all things natural my whole life, and as my husband Johnny and I were looking to start a business, we wanted something that hits ‘dis-ease’ square between the eyes; we believe IV therapy is a radical way to combat this issue,” said Emmerson. ”We thought, hey, healthy living is our passion, why not start a business the way we live and help the community as well.”

The Drip Bar uses IV therapy to infuse high dose vitamins to bypass the gut with 100% absorption rate, which helps with pre-existing conditions. With a team of experienced medical professionals and a relaxing, spa-like ambiance, clients can expect a rejuvenating experience tailored to their individual needs.

The Drip Bar is located at 1946 Augusta St. in Greenville. For more information, call 864-920-5200 or visit:

Welcome from the publisher

Posted by: | Posted on: September 1, 2023

As the leaves turn and the air becomes crisper, we’re excited to present the Fall 2023 issue of Locally Grown, packed with insightful and intriguing articles that are sure to pique your interest and put a smile on your face.

In our “Natural Health Skeptic” feature on page 14, we delve into the world of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Prepare to have your skepticism challenged as we unravel the mysteries of this unique treatment. Curious minds, get ready to be captivated!

Turn to page 16 for a heartwarming “Wellness Spotlight” where we take you on a journey into the world of Affordable Acupuncture. Get ready to discover how relaxation and well-being can indeed be budget-friendly.

Our “Therapy Spotlight” shines brightly on page 18, focusing on Colon Hydrotherapy from Pure On Main. Unveil the secrets to maintaining a healthy gut, and trust us, you’ll be surprised at how engaging this topic can be.

But that’s not all! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 7th for the newest Farm Where You Live Harvest 2023 in Clemson, SC. Check out page 29 for their event spotlight and more information.

Thank you for being a part of our vibrant community. Here’s to a season of enlightenment, wellness, and of course, some well-deserved fun!

In health & harmony,


Healthy Happenings

Posted by: | Posted on: August 26, 2023

Farm Where You Live – Harvest Celebration

Saturday, October 7, 2023- 9am -7pm

Come out and bring the family to The T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton for the 2nd Farm Where You Live Harvest Celebration! Take advantage of the farmers market area with fresh, local, farm products or browse the rows of local artisans selling their crafts at the market. Meet nationally-recognized homestead leaders, and even kid-sized homesteaders can have fun with face painting, workshops, and classes just for them. Ten and under free. For tickets and more info, Visit:

Fall Health & Wellness Fair

Sunday, October 22, 2023 – 1pm-4pm

Join in the fun at Earth Fare, The healthy Supermarket’s Fall Health and Wellness fair. Samples, demos, goody bags, and raffles, along with an opportunity to chat and mingle with many of the Locally Grown advertisers and brand wellness representatives in the area. The Fall Health and Wellness Fair will be held at Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Rd, in Greenville.

Garner’s Natural Life Fall Health Fair

Saturday, November 11, 2023 – 8am-8pm

Join us for our Customer Appreciation Day and Fall Health Fair! Free samples, demos, raffles, and meet our brand reps and helpful friendly staff. Garner’s Natural Life is located at 1601 Woodruff Rd, in Greenville. The early bird gets the deals – 25% off til noon, and 15% off noon-8pm.