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BLUFFTON AESTHETICS HELPS YOU FACE SWIMSUIT SEASON WITH CONFIDENCE.

Bluffton AestheticsThe arrival of summer either evokes joy or dread. Joy for the start of beach days and endless afternoons spent on the golf course or working on your backswing. Joy for the chance to reclaim the outdoors and explore Hilton Head Island’s many wonders by boat, kayak or bike. Joy for another season enjoying this beautiful paradise we call home.

American HeartJoin the American Heart Association’s annual Palmetto Heart Walk & 5K Race to help support heart health. Walkers from across the community will step out to have fun, get inspired and support a meaningful cause. The fundraising goal for this year’s walk is $100,000, and the honoree is Ashley Young Melton, who died suddenly at the age of 27 shortly after giving birth.

VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

“The underinsured and uninsured members of our community provide many services for us.  They work under conditions which are oftentimes less than ideal.  Their health status is questionable at best.  They are interwoven in the very fabric of the community we love to call home; we need to take care of them.

Memory MattersFor 20 years, Memory Matters has focused on offering emotional support to those caring for patients with dementia, as well as day programs for dementia patients to give those caregivers a break. In 2018, the organization is expanding its mission to include overall brain health in an effort to help mitigate and, in some cases, avoid dementia diagnoses.

sulkaBrannon Sulka is representing Bluffton and Hilton Head in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man and Women on the Year 2018 Competition.  The event runs through April 13.  Brannon’s inspiration is her grandmother who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at age 82. Blood cancers are the third leading cancer killer of Americans. LLS’s mission is to  “Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.” 

The Fraum Chiropractic Life Center on Hilton Head Island now offers a new nonsurgical and drug-free treatment called DRX to treat debilitating back pain and sciatica.

March your way to health this month. People who walk see an improvement in their resting heart rate, cholesterol, mood, body fat, energy, muscle tone, coordination and overall physical and mental condition. And you do not have to walk fast or for hours either. Just 30 minutes to an hour a day at a slow to moderate pace has been proven to replace certain types of medication, shed unwanted weight and even promote better relationships. With these tips, you can stroll into a healthier, happier version of yourself.

HERBAL REMEDIES GROW IN THE LOWCOUNTRY

This year’s flu season has proven to be one of the worst in recent history. People looking to avoid catching the bug — or to shorten their time spent recuperating in bed —are turning to non-traditional treatments. Some of these treatments can be found in the lush landscape of the Lowcountry, offering natural healing.

Chinese, Greek, Roman and Indian: For thousands of years, cultures around the world have practiced holistic medicine focusing on the whole body through emotional and spiritual well-being.

Today, “alternative medicine” describes holistic, integrative or “complementary” treatments used instead of or in conjunction with traditional therapies.

WOULD A DIETARY SUPPLEMENT HELP YOU MEET YOUR HEALTH GOALS?

Just as there is no one diet that fits everyone, no single supplement or supplement protocol fits everyone. Sure, life would be simpler with a cure-all pill (or regiment of pills). But life — like the human body — is complex. Different dietary supplements work for different people at different times and for different reasons. That’s a lot of “differents” to sort through, so let’s break this down: Before you decide to add a supplement to your daily regimen, there are three questions you need to consider.