Facts at a Glance
Millions of Americans rely on expert chiropractors, like those at AlignLife, to help alleviate back pain and range of motion. Visiting a chiropractor in Cityname can do wonders for your pain, but it can also be incredibly effective for other maladies:
Chiropractic Care Helps Lower Blood Pressure: Clinical trials show that spinal alignment and manipulation can be as effective at lowering blood pressure as some blood pressure medications.
Chiropractic Care Reduces Inflammation: Studies show that regular care from a chiropractor reduces inflammation in your body. Inflammation can wreak havoc on your body and is linked to cancer and heart disease.
Chiropractic Care Improves Nervous System Disorders: By removing pressure on nerve fibers and increasing blood flow to the brain, chiropractic adjustments are shown to reduce the symptoms of neurological conditions like fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and epilepsy.
Chiropractic Care Reduces Acute, Chronic Pain: Regular adjustments help alleviate back and neck pain, but they also help relieve pain associated with sciatica. This intense pain stems from a pinched nerve in the spine and can be a chronic condition without treatment.
Chiropractic care offers wide-ranging wellness benefits in addition to back pain relief. A few additional benefits include:
- Immune System Support
- Improved Athletic Performance
- Elimination of Vertigo or Dizziness
- Better Lung Function and Reduced Asthma Symptoms
- Better Balance
- More Flexibility
- Ease Pregnancy Discomfort
- Improved Sleep and Vitality
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A few of the most common benefits of the MetaLife Program include:
Getting healthier and losing weight requires accountability and the continued support of friends and professionals. AlignLife is here to help you succeed, whether you need to lose 20 pounds or 200.
Plans Based on Your Needs
Our weight loss management team will assess your nutritional needs, activity levels, and physical condition. That way, we can build a plan that addresses your most pressing health needs.
Plans Evolve with You
As your weight begins to fall off, we will tweak your MetaLife plan so that it remains relevant to your goals. As an example, you may get more active by biking, running, or joining a gym. We'll incorporate your evolution into your weight management plan to account for your improved fitness levels.
Plans Designed for Health, Not Just Weight Loss
Not all weight loss plans are healthy. There are correct and incorrect ways to go about weight management. Sketchy fasting and fad diets are not the right solutions. Our plans are crafted with your health in mind so that you become healthier and lose weight at the same time. This strategy helps keep unwanted weight off and extends your life too.
At the end of the day, your goal is to lose weight, and our personalized MetaLife plans do exactly that and more. When you have a custom plan that addresses your health issues, includes support, and is tailored to your lifestyle, your chances of success skyrocket.
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MetaLife vs. Other Weight Loss Systems
There are dozens if not hundreds of weight loss programs available today. Unfortunately, many of these systems create more problems than they do solutions. Often outdated and unhealthy, these programs should be avoided entirely if you're focusing on long-term weight loss and improved wellbeing.
Let's break down the many misconceptions associated with popular weight loss programs:
Low Calorie Diets
Reducing calories to very low levels causes your body to go into "starvation mode." It also lowers your metabolism, which limits your body's ability to burn fat. Low calorie weight loss systems often cause the much-dreaded rebound weight gain.
Low Protein Diets
There is no way of knowing if your body is burning fat or muscle on a low protein diet unless you monitor it. MetaLife is the only weight loss system that tests body composition on a weekly basis. This ensures you lose fat instead of muscle, and you keep it off for the long haul.
Low Fat Diets
Low fat diets usually equate to high sugar diets. Diets high in sugar cause weight gain instead weight loss, and increase your risk of diabetes, inflammation, and pain. Low fat diets also cause hormone imbalances which create fatigue, insomnia, mood disorders, and even a lack of sex drive.
Great Health Awaits with AlignLife in Walterboro, SC
At AlignLife, we believe that your health is simply a vehicle you can use to live the best life imaginable. Our expert chiropractic care and comprehensive health protocols put patients on a pathway to better living, better health, a better body.
If you're serious about correcting the root causes of your pain and want to live a longer, happier life, AlignLife is the partner you need to succeed. Remember - the fruits of a full life can only be achieved when you have a solid foundation of optimal health. Now is the time to make your health and your family's health a priority.
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Latest News in Walterboro, SC
Alleged Alex Murdaugh hitman Curtis Smith arrested again in South Carolina
“Cousin Eddie” is back behind bars in South Carolina — but no one’s saying why.Curtis “Eddie” Smith, who was accused of trying to shoot the now-infamous former attorney Alex Murdaugh on a rural road in Hampton County last September in a convoluted insurance fraud/suicide-for-hire scam, was arrested late Friday by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).A Collet...
“Cousin Eddie” is back behind bars in South Carolina — but no one’s saying why.
Curtis “Eddie” Smith, who was accused of trying to shoot the now-infamous former attorney Alex Murdaugh on a rural road in Hampton County last September in a convoluted insurance fraud/suicide-for-hire scam, was arrested late Friday by the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).
A Colleton County Sheriff’s deputy at the County Detention Center in Walterboro, where Smith is being held, said there was no information available on new charges against Smith.
“He’s being held for SLED, that’s all it says,” the officer told The Post Saturday.
Smith, 61, was previously charged with assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud in connection with the shooting of Murdaugh on Labor Day weekend.
Smith told The Post in September that he did not shoot Murdaugh and denied there was a suicide-for-hire scheme. He said he was set up by Murdaugh to make it look as if he were trying to shoot him.
Lawyers for Murdaugh accused Smith of being Murdaugh’s drug dealer, which he has denied.
In December, Smith was named in a lawsuit involving Murdaugh and the Bank of America over an alleged money laundering scheme. The suit claimed that Murdaugh issued 17 cashier’s checks to Smith totaling $164,748.76, and separately issued 254 personal checks to Smith totaling just over $1.8 million between 2015 and June 2021.
Alex Murdaugh has himself been jailed since October on more than eight charges of financial fraud, mainly related to allegedly swindling clients at his former law firm.
He had been at one point considered a “person of interest” in the slayings of his wife and son on June 7, 2021. Maggie Murdaugh, 52, was shot to death along with their troubled 22-year-old son, Paul, at the family hunting lodge in Islandton, South Carolina.
Alex found the bodies at the lodge, called “Moselle,” around 10 p.m. The coroner found that the victims were shot multiple times, reportedly with a semi-automatic assault rifle and a shotgun. He ruled the deaths a double homicide.
Neither SLED nor Smith’s latest attorney, Thomas Bouchette, responded to calls and emails from The Post about Smith’s latest arrest.
SLED detectives say Murdaugh told Smith to shoot him in the head so his surviving son could collect his life insurance.
'It's changed my life': Walterboro high school band director cuts weight in more than half
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCIV) — It may be cliché. It may be corny. It may be a “dad joke”, but I’ll go ahead and say it. Colleton County Band of Blue band director Tom Finigan, has been tooting his own horn, quite a bit lately.“Someone said the other day, I saw them in the grocery store, it's ok for you to brag- that’s quite an accomplishment."I’ve crossed paths with Tom Finigan for years. You couldn’t miss him at Colleton County High School. Now, you may not be able to find...
WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCIV) — It may be cliché. It may be corny. It may be a “dad joke”, but I’ll go ahead and say it. Colleton County Band of Blue band director Tom Finigan, has been tooting his own horn, quite a bit lately.
“Someone said the other day, I saw them in the grocery store, it's ok for you to brag- that’s quite an accomplishment."
I’ve crossed paths with Tom Finigan for years. You couldn’t miss him at Colleton County High School. Now, you may not be able to find him.
“The kids, the students, the band students have noticed a change in me. They say, 'Mr. Finigan—you are happy again. You are not grumpy all the time,'" says the 58-year-old Walterboro native.
Personality- a byproduct of being quite literally, a whole new person.
“Golly Scott, started six years ago, about 410 lbs. and miserable. Couldn’t do my job well, couldn’t keep up with the band. I was always afraid I’d get behind and the band would march off and leave me.”
The band, wouldn’t be what the band is, without Tom. Tom, wouldn’t be half the person he used to be, without them.
“The motivation has been the number of people who have said, 'wow, you are doing something good for yourself. You are changing your life.' I went from 372 at Christmas 2020 to now, I’m at 186. I’ve lost my body weight completely.”
You didn’t find Tom in the operating room to get to this point.
“I’m not saying it's cheating. Some people, you have to do that. If you do it this way, it's healthy. It’s changed my life forever.”
You also won’t find him at his favorite spot in Walterboro- Bojangles. You will find him walking three to five miles each and every day around the town he loves.
“I post the map to show people, I did the steps. So easy to roll over and say 'too hot or too muggy, raining.' I try not to make excuses."
After he meanders around the trails and paths of the Great Swamp Sanctuary, he finds his way to the kitchen where he moseys to a whole new beat.
“I bought an air fryer, that was huge. Air-fried steak, salmon, chicken. I love vegetables. Every once in a while if I go to Columbia, I need to get a Zesto burger Before, I would eat a sleeve of cookies, a big glass of milk, box of Entemann’s donuts. Packed it on me. Food was a crutch. A release. That’s not good.”
Posting about his progress keeps him inspired, and accountable.
“My good friend Bill Young, the mayor of Walterboro, we were talking—he said 'Tom, you weigh less than me now.' I’m 58. I’ve got another good five or 10 years left in me. Right before Covid, I considered retiring. Now, I have a new lease on life.”
Darn good reviews, for Act 2 of Mr. Finigan’s Opus.
Candidates answer runoff questions for council seat
Maryann BlakeWhat is the difference between you and your running mate?BLAKE: “I have the qualifications and leadership abilities to help govern the County’s affairs and help its people prosper. I have spent the majority of my legal career in Colleton County as an attorney. I have served on the Colleton County Board of Assessment Appeals and am currently serving on the Colleton County Planning Commission where I have reviewed our code in depth and helped approve updates to the code. I was appointed by the Governor to...
What is the difference between you and your running mate?
BLAKE: “I have the qualifications and leadership abilities to help govern the County’s affairs and help its people prosper. I have spent the majority of my legal career in Colleton County as an attorney. I have served on the Colleton County Board of Assessment Appeals and am currently serving on the Colleton County Planning Commission where I have reviewed our code in depth and helped approve updates to the code. I was appointed by the Governor to the Colleton County Board of Voter Registration and Elections in 2017 and am the immediate past chairperson. I withdrew from the Commission to run for the Colleton County Council at-large seat. I am a 2021 recipient of the James Clyburn Political Fellowship and a 2022 graduate of Leadership Salkehatchie. I have served as prosecutor for Walterboro since October 2016 and am owner of my law firm.”
Why is Colleton County important to you ?
BLAKE: “I want to help Colleton County prosper with a great quality of life. As a business owner I know that investing time, energy and money is the only way a business will thrive. The same holds true for our county. South Carolina has many areas that are literally dying for lack of a stable economic workforce to support the local communities. Colleton County is one of these areas. The economic decline of rural South Carolina is of utmost concern as most young professional people want to flock to urban areas. There is great potential in redeveloping the rural parts of South Carolina, including Colleton County to support local economies. This is one reason why I chose to work in Colleton County. I care and have the proven qualifications and abilities to help.”
What do you want to say to voters who did not participate in the Democratic primary?
BLAKE: “It is time for the Democratic party to hold the County Council at-large seat. Voters must vote for the candidate with proven abilities to lead, manage, and bring prosperity to our county. It is time to vote for the candidate that is best for Colleton County not necessarily your friend or family member. Voters — you have one vote. Make it count!”
Hiram EM Davis
What is the difference between you and your running mate?
DAVIS: “Having led several organizations and businesses, positively leading them beyond the original organizational expectations; my leadership experience is one of my most influential characteristics. At this point, with the current state of our county, state and nation, we need people in office that sincerely have a heart for helping people. I am a “go-getter” , I am passionate and I will get the job done.”
Why is Colleton County important to you ?
DAVIS: “I was born and raised here, my heart is here. Colleton County has great potential but having the right people in leadership capacities is what is needed to move this county forward in a positive manner. My mother, the late Miriam Ackerman Davis and
my father Hiram, both vested many years in the county’s school district. Working with the public for so many years my parents taught me how to care for people and they also instilled in me to always love and cherish your foundation and where you are from. It doesn’t matter how far I go away from Colleton County; I am always proud to tell people I am from a small town in SC called Walterboro. Colleton is and will always be home. This county and its amazing citizens will always hold a special place in my heart.”
What do you want to say to voters who did not participate in the Democratic primary?
DAVIS: “So many have sacrificed their lives for everyone to have the right to vote. THERE IS NO EXCUSE NOT TO VOTE IN ANY ELECTION. Every election is important, but your local elections are significant, as those individuals are the ones that can or cannot make things happen as it directly relates to the citizens. If you did not vote on June 14th, now is your opportunity to vote and vote for a change, your vote DOES count and your vote determines the state of our county for the years to come. VOTE FOR PROVEN LEADERSHIP, VOTE HIRAM EM DAVIS for Colleton County Council Seat At-Large….The Voice for the People: Your Voice, Your Choice. For information about Hiram EM Davis, visit www.davisforcolleton.com or follow us on Facebook.”
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Lowcountry AHEC promotes health careers through carnival
By Felisha HodgeThe Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) hosted a Health Careers Carnival on Thursday, June 16 for the Lowcountry, including the Colleton County community.The event was designed to inspire approximately 50 eighth-grade students from underserved communities in Charleston, Berkley, Dorchester and Colleton counties. The career carnival included games, lunch, Culley Farms Petting Zoo, and question and answer sessions with 16 health and public safety professionals.Health professionals from the Collet...
By Felisha Hodge
The Lowcountry Area Health Education Center (AHEC) hosted a Health Careers Carnival on Thursday, June 16 for the Lowcountry, including the Colleton County community.
The event was designed to inspire approximately 50 eighth-grade students from underserved communities in Charleston, Berkley, Dorchester and Colleton counties. The career carnival included games, lunch, Culley Farms Petting Zoo, and question and answer sessions with 16 health and public safety professionals.
Health professionals from the Colleton Medical Center, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Colleton County Fire-Rescue presented information to inspire students with career options. The professionals talked to the student groups about skill requirements, working conditions and compensation. “Everything that we do is secondary to the call,” Joseph Campbell with Colleton County Fire-Rescue told the students. “I can retire, but why? I love doing what I do.”
Debbie Crosby, a Colleton Medical Center nurse, also shared her love of a health career with students. “This was the best thing that ever happened to me besides my daughter and husband,” said Crosby.
Though the professionals emphasized the pros of a health career, they were also honest about the cons. “Nursing is not glamorous. It will drain you mentally and physically. But every night when you put your head on your pillow, you can know that you made a difference in somebody’s life,” said Crosby.
The information presented by Campbell, Crosby, and all the other health professionals met AHEC’s goal to offer inspiration and career resources to students.
Deshawn Jenkins, a 10th-grader from Hollywood, is one student who was inspired by the professionals at the Health Careers Carnival.
“I just love meeting new people and helping them. I want to go into respiratory therapy,” said Jenkins.
AHEC is an educational center that helps young people like Jenkins to become health career professionals. “A lot of students who want to go into the health field are not sure exactly of what they want to do, then they going to college and waste money because they don’t know what they want to do,” said Jalacy Green, AHEC Health Careers Program Coordinator. “We try to do these nonprofit events so a lot of students can get internships and see what these professionals do on a typical workday. It helps them to for sure know what they want to do.”
AHEC members plan events like the Health Careers Carnival with students’ futures in mind.
“We have a whole program to get kids into health careers,” said Lowcountry AHEC director Diane Mathews. “It’s important for kids in the different counties to know that AHEC is here. That’s why events like this are so important.”
Visit https://lcahec.com to find out more about Lowcountry AHEC’s student programs, internships, graduate medical education, and more!
SCDOT continues progress through roads bill, including Colleton roads
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) continues to make progress in delivering its 10-year plan, made possible through the funding investments made in the 2017 Roads Bill. SCDOT has made progress in all key areas in its 10-Year plan.Paving: SCDOT has doubled the number of pavements rated as good since the 2017 Roads Bill was passed. Over 5,800 miles of paving work has gone to contract in that time and the SCDOT Commission recently adopted its new 2022-2023 paving program. This will result in approximately 1,133 more ...
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) continues to make progress in delivering its 10-year plan, made possible through the funding investments made in the 2017 Roads Bill. SCDOT has made progress in all key areas in its 10-Year plan.
Paving: SCDOT has doubled the number of pavements rated as good since the 2017 Roads Bill was passed. Over 5,800 miles of paving work has gone to contract in that time and the SCDOT Commission recently adopted its new 2022-2023 paving program. This will result in approximately 1,133 more miles of the state’s roads being rehabilitated and resurfaced.
Bridges: SCDOT’s Bridge Program is ahead of schedule having contracted the replacement of 235 obsolete and structurally deficient bridges. The new target is to have contracts awarded to replace 500 bridges at the end of the 10-year plan.
Rural Road Safety: South Carolina has the nation’s worst rural fatality rate with 30 percent of the fatalities happening on just 5 percent of the road network. The Rural Roads Safety Program aims to reduce that fatality rate and started out with a goal of improving 1,000 miles of rural roads in 10 years. The miles improved in this program stands at 722 miles. The goal has been extended to 1,250 miles.
Interstate Capacity: Interstates serve as the arteries of commerce for South Carolina’s growing economy. Interstate highways in South Carolina have had 80 miles improved at the six-year mark. The new target is a minimum of 140 miles under contract by 2027.
This progress has been made possible by the increased funding that came from the 2017 Roads Bill. July 1, 2022 marks the sixth and final gas tax increase since the General Assembly in 2017 approved a 12-cent increase phased in at two cents per year as part of the historic Roads Bill.
“We remain grateful for the General Assembly in creating sustainable, additional funding in 2017, allowing our state to counter 30 years of deferred maintenance on our transportation network,” said SCDOT Commission Chairman David E. “Gene” Branham Sr.
The SCDOT also places a high value on the accountability and the transparency of the 10-year plan. The agency invites the public to review our county-by-county project list, the monthly account statement, an archive of previous monthly statements and a record of payments made to contractors and vendors. This information is available on the website: www.scdot.org. Click on the link to “New Gas Tax Funds.”
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