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- Choose Healthy Food in Upstate South Carolina
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- People, Services, and Products that help me Choose Joyful Health
Broken Oak Organics – Farm Stand Open Wednesdays 2-5 pm
520 Beaver Dam Rd, Marietta, SC – (864) 884-7074
Country Corner – Carries Happy Cow Milk, Butter, Cottage Cheese and Buttermilk
2324 North Highway 25, Travelers Rest, SC – (864) 434-1633
Edible Upcountry Magazine – A free quarterly publication available in many restaurants, cafes, and stores. Website has links to places to buy whole foods in categories: Fruits and Vegetables, Eggs, Milk & Dairy, Meats, Groceries, etc.
Greenbrier Farms in Easley offers produce and meats, and uses traditional and ethical farming techniques. 766 Hester Store Rd. Easley, SC – (864) 855.9782
Growing Green Family Farms – Herbicide and pesticide-free sustainable farming and hydroponics
1023 Fennell Road, Anderson SC 29625 – (864) 309-2474
Happy Cow Creamery – Pasture raised cows produce milk for all dairy products. Website has a list of stores that sell their products in the area.
332 McKelvey Road, Pelzer SC 29669 – (864) 243-9699
Happy + Hale – I love their mega-bowls of goodness! Here’s what they say: “We produce healthy fuel that nourishes the body, fulfills the soul, empowers the community and balances the planet.” 600 S. Main Street 101 (next to lululemon), Greenville, SC 29601 864-252-4270
Robinos Food Truck offers healthy, local, fresh meals and prepared sauces and soups to take home. Go to her website to find out where she is this week.
Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery offers organic baked goods, light meals and grocery on the Swamp Rabbit Trail, 3 miles from Greenville.
205 Cedar Lane Rd., Greenville, SC – (864) 255-3385
The Tomato Vine – A Furman-area curb market
4120 Old Buncombe Rd., Greenville, SC – (864) 246-4062
Greenville – www.saturdaymarketlive.com
Travelers Rest – travelersrestfarmersmarket.com Adams’s Mobile Market is awesome! Adam Sturm sells farm-fresh produce, meats, eggs, and “take and bake” meals from this market-truck, and he makes fresh, healthy food available in neighborhoods that need it. See the schedule here.
Ingles Markets throughout the Upstate offer organic products and produce.
Earth Fare, 3620 Pelham Road, Greenville, SC 29615. (864) 527-4220
Whole Foods, 1140 Woodruff Rd, Greenville, SC 29607. (864) 335-2300
Meditation and Spiritual Growth
All books by Roy Eugene Davis
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramanhansa Yogananda
Healing Our Backs with Yoga by Lillah Schwartz
Yoga the Iyengar Way by Silva, Mira, and Shyam Metha
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and The Brain, by John Ratey, MD
Yoga for Scoliosis A Path for Students and Teachers by Elise Browning Miller
You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
Power of Intention by Wayne Dyer
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle La Porte
Food Food Rules by Michael Pollan Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon with Mary G. Enig, PhD, provides a why and how to eating the old-fashioned way.
The Gene Smart Diet by Floyd (Ski) Chilton, PhD outlines diet and lifestyle to reduce inflammation.
Deep Nutrition, Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food by Catherine Shanahan, MD, and Luke Shanahan – Read this book to get motivated and understand what is happening to your body when you consume processed foods.
The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. – Whole foods approach with variations for vegetarians and people sensitive/allergic to dairy.
Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Michelle May, MD – Dr. May addresses how to overcome emotional eating.
Clean Eating magazines and books by Tosca Reno offer practical recipes and advice. They have a wonderful column in most issues called “Cook Sunday for the Whole Week.”
UltraMetabolism, The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss by Mark Hyman, MD, was my first book on this nutrition journey. Check out lots of other books by Hyman.
Go Wild, Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization, by John Ratey, MD, and Richard Manning
Other Health and Wellness
Ayurveda, the Science of Self-Healing by Dr. Vasant Lad
Beauty Counter – Shop with Beebe Kennedy for Beauty Counter’s make-up, skin care and body care products. I did the research and endorse Beauty Counter for their ethics and safety standards. Online store with in-person consultations available in Greenville, SC
Center for Spiritual Awareness – Roy Eugene Davis is the only surviving disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda who is still teaching. If you’re serious about spiritual growth, read Roy’s materials and go see him in Lakemont, Ga.
Eric Aufdencamp is my “first line of defense” for health issues and also helps me maintain wellness. He trained as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine in New Mexico and serves as an acupuncturist and herbalist with a background in massage and bodywork.
F3 Training Systems – Vance Ferrigno is a specialist in functional movement, biomechanics, and FEET. See him for a functional movement routine for healing, fitness, and for orthotics to support your health from the ground up. Vance also trains athletes of all ages for sports performance. email@example.com or (864) 420-8261
Fruition Nutrition – Katherine Spinks is the registered dietician I call when I have personal questions or concerns. Greenville and Clemson, SC
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Raspberry Moon Skin Therapy – If you live in Greenville, SC, area go see Nicole Martin for customized facials, skin care, and make-up recommendations. She will work with you to identify products that are good for your beauty, health, and the environment.