B-12 Shots

What is a Vitamin B12 Shot?   One of the most overlooked supplements is Vitamin B12. The human body needs this vitamin in combination with other B vitamins to maintain a healthy nervous system and energy levels. All essential components to a happy and healthy everyday life!   A vitamin B12 shot plays a key […]

Drink More Green Tea

  I posted on Facebook the other day about my hopeless addiction to green tea. Yes, it really is an addiction for me! I was really having a long day and was posting more because I had lost count of how many cups I had had that day. I was not posting a “yay me” […]

First steps to living a more natural healthy life, eat breakfast!

The Benefits of Eating Breakfast Everyone is talking about how to eat a healthier breakfast. But have you really thought about breakfast? I mean really thought about it? I have.   The word “breakfast” comes from the notion of breaking the habitual fast of sleep. It is the first meal of the day and we […]

How Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine can Help Food Poisoning

Can Acupuncture Help with Food Poisoning? Food poisoning arises from eating contaminated foods containing a variety of microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, and parasites and is also known as food-borne illness, infectious diarrhea, or gastroenteritis. The most common bacteria to cause food poisoning are salmonella, staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and shigella.   Acupuncture and Oriental medicine […]

10 Tips to Lose Weight Faster

Shedding pounds is tough (there’s no doubt about that)–but not impossible. There are several behavioral and other little changes you can make starting today that will add up to make a big difference in your health–and your waistline.   At last night’s Healthy Lifestyle Seminar, Dr. Marina presented 10 Tips to Lose Weight Faster. Were […]

Acupuncture Effective Treating Crohn’s Disease

Can Acupuncture Help People with Crohn’s Disease?   This article originally appeared in the March issue of Natural Awakenings Upstate South Carolina Edition.    Acupuncture Effective Treating Crohn’s Disease   A report from Greenville Natural Health Center.   According to a study in Digestion: Journal of International Gastroenterology, acupuncture is effective at treating Crohn’s disease, […]

Readers Talk Back: What’s Your Skincare Routine?

  Welcome to Readers Talk Back!   Readers TalkBack is a series we’ll sometimes do on Wednesdays. Basically, we’ll ask YOU, the readers, a question on Facebook and Twitter, and combine the responses into a blog post that shows what the readers think about different topics.   Check our Facebook Page and Twitter feed regularly to be included in […]

Nurture Your Cardiovascular Health

Can Acupuncture Improve Your Cardiovascular Health?   The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and blood vessels and is responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and removing carbon dioxide and other waste from them. Diseases affecting the cardiovascular system include arteriosclerosis, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, […]

Readers Talk Back: What Supplements Do You Take?

  Welcome to the first installment of Readers Talk Back!   Readers Talk Back is a series we’ll sometimes do on Wednesdays. Basically, we’ll ask YOU, the readers, a question on Facebook and Twitter, and combine the responses into a blog post that shows what the readers think about different topics.   Check our Facebook […]

Making Lasting First Impressions: Insights from Executive Speech Coach Deb Sofield

  “First impressions last forever.”   “It only takes a few seconds for someone to make up their mind about you.”   We’ve all heard–and experienced–these statements. We know that first impressions count. They count on job interviews, first dates, dinner parties, meeting the in-laws, and, really, anywhere.   So how can we make good–and […]