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THRIVE is a collaborative platform of conventional, integrative, & functional medicine practitioners coming together in one setting to provide personalized healthcare to clients.
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Organic Skincare

Thrive Carolinas / Organic Skincare

Choose Your Sunscreen Wisely

Summer has officially arrived along with more sunshine, increased outdoor activities, and anticipated trips to the beach and pool.  The extra vitamin D is loaded with health benefits, but extra summer sunshine can come with the cost of excessive UVA and UVB exposure, skin damage, and hidden dangerous chemicals in sunscreen. While adjusting your time of day outside and staying in the shade are easy solutions, selecting a quality sunscreen that is both safe and effective is a much harder task.   There is no perfect sunscreen on the market, but there are certainly better options. Now is a great time to educate yourself on the best options for protecting your skin and your long-term health.     The EWG has released its yearly guide to sunscreen (we...

Skin Care Super Heros (A Functional Medicine Approach to Optimizing Skin Appearance)

Our skin is the biggest organ in the body and certainly gets our attention more than the others. Our society is obsessed with perfection and anti-aging, which explains the many skin care products and procedures one can get. There are many out there who are more than happy to give you advice, and sometimes it involves a pill, an expensive skincare ritual, or worse, a needle or scalpel. As a Functional Medicine provider, my approach to skincare is no different from my approach to other organs' health. First and foremost, we must look at the foundational contributors: Sleep Diet Water intake Environmental exposures Often, we overlook these obvious contributors in hopes of finding the perfect cream or worse, a procedure to give us the quick fix. As with other...

What You Need to Know About Hair Loss

It is normal to shed some hair. But if you are finding your shower drain is clogged every day or noticing a bald spot or thinning area it can be worrisome. We all want thick and healthy hair but thinning hair can be a sign of disruption or deficiency that needs to be addressed. Normal Hair Growth Cycles We develop our hair follicles in-utero. We have over 5 million hair follicles on our entire body and about 1 million on our heads. These are the most hair follicles we will ever have in our lifetime. As we pass through childhood to adulthood are scalp grows and so our hair follicles space out and our hair thins. Hair is made up of the follicle which is below the skin edge and...

The Problem with Plastics

Over 10,000 chemicals are added to food and food packaging materials in the United States. Many of these chemicals are known carcinogens and have been found to result in adverse health effects.  Multiple negative effects of these chemicals appear by disrupting hormonal signals.  The scientific term for this is ‘endocrine disrupters’ and these types of chemicals could interfere with the body’s hormonal systems and produce developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune dysfunction.  Some products that endocrine disruptors are found in are plastic bottles, the linings of metal food cans, detergents, flame retardants, food, toys, cosmetics, thermal receipts, and pesticides.  Ideally, it’s best to avoid drinking from plastic water bottles and cups, both disposable and reusable. Some chemicals that are in plastics that should be avoided are Phthalates: found...

Acne Face Map: What Are Your Breakouts Telling You?

Thanks to our friends at Eminence Organic Skin Care of Hungary for sharing these helpful skin care tips! Breakouts are a bummer. We all know the feeling (shock, despair, even awe) of spotting an angry zit on an otherwise flawless complexion. Before you raise your fists to the sky and desperately demand “Why me?!” take a breath. There is more to breakouts than meets the eye - and where they appear on your face can be the key to stopping them for good. Here is your guide to using a face map to decode what your breakouts are telling you.   Forehead: Unhealthy Eating & Stress In face mapping, your forehead is linked to your digestive and nervous systems, making it susceptible to diet- and stress-related breakouts. Are pimples popping...

Do you know what you are putting on your skin?

Dr. Fletcher talks about the importance of being aware of what it is you are putting on your skin! Did you know the average woman applies 15 - 30 skin care products per day and within those products are over 170 chemicals!   [embed]https://vimeo.com/313806899[/embed] The problem with these products is that many of the chemicals in them are not regulated and we now know that there is a link between some of these chemicals and certain cancers autoimmune diseases other health issues (drying/cracking of skin) Listen to Dr. Fletcher explain the importance of eliminating these chemicals from your lives and in turn living a healthier life! [maxbutton id="4" url="https://thrivecarolinas.com/category/monday-motivation/" text="Catch up on Monday Motivation Videos" ]...

5 Reasons to Make the Switch to Mineral Makeup

Content Courtest Osmosis Skincare Mineral Makeup has been on the rise in popularity for some time now. But, how important is it really? Is it worth a total overhaul of your makeup bag? We're unveiling the not-so-hidden benefits of choosing minerals and their role in your beauty routine to help you make the switch! Your makeup should be an extension of your skincare. We believe that true radiance shouldn't stop with your skincare products. Enhancing your authentic beauty goes as far as lifestyle choices, supplements to boost internal balance and health, and even the makeup you wear every day! Mineral makeup supports your skincare efforts by sitting on the skin without settling into pores or on lines which makes it excellent for the acneic skin types that could...

Toxic Beauty

By Nancy Palermo MD Putting on makeup shouldn’t be like playing with matches. The average woman may place 15-20 beauty products on herself, exposing her body to up to 170 different ingredients daily. Recent studies suggest we may acquire more toxins through skin absorption and inhalation than through the food we eat. This raises new interest in many beauty care products known to contain potential toxic and carcinogenic chemicals. There is growing interest among consumers to eat organic foods free of processing and pesticides, yet they appear to be ignoring the impact of their personal care products on their health and well-being. The skin is the body’s largest organ so there is more surface area to absorb synthetic, toxic chemicals. Incidentally many beauty care products are designed to...