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The HC Wellness Center offers both traditional and alternative therapies to assist clients in achieving optimal health, wellness and balance. Featuring as its principle service Colon Hydrotherapy, formerly seen only at fine spas and destination resorts, HC Wellness Center & Spa is one of the first to offer this valuable wellness service to the Charlotte Metropolitan and surrounding areas. HC Wellness Center & Spa is a premier North Carolina spa providing the most luxurious, and beneficial wellness and beauty services available to the Charlotte Metropolitan and surrounding areas. Established in 2004 with the vision of combining traditional spa treatments, that promote relaxation and well being, with the most advanced skin, body and wellness services. The HC Spa supplies a moment of luxury for your body, mind and spirit. Here nature and science meet harmoniously as the finest massage, skin care and spa treatments await you.
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Friday, May 30, 2014

EQUOLIBRIUM...Achieving Balance & Protecting Your Prostate

Check out the video explaining the science behind Equol: - See more at: http://www.naturessunshine.com/Blog/post/how-equolibrium-supports-prostate-function.aspx#sthash.F6HiYN50.dpuf
Check out the video explaining the science behind Equol: - See more at: http://www.naturessunshine.com/Blog/post/how-equolibrium-supports-prostate-function.aspx#sthash.F6HiYN50.dpuf

Check out this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eDAgzc2wgw

Check out the video explaining the science behind Equol: - See more at: http://www.naturessunshine.com/Blog/post/how-equolibrium-supports-prostate-function.aspx#sthash.F6HiYN50.dpuf

A feeling of balance provides an inherent sense of control in life. When prostate health becomes unbalanced, sleep patterns and urinary function are impacted. EQUOLIBRIUM brings balance back to your urinary routine by supporting healthy prostate function and cell replication. Exclusively from Nature’s Sunshine, this unique formula harnesses the power of equol, the only known molecule that binds directly to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) without triggering the side effects often found with other prostate health products.



  • Contains equol, the only known molecule clinically shown to bind to DHT to protect the prostate
  • Supports healthy prostate function and urinary flow without side effects
  • Helps improve sleep duration
  • Supports healthy prostate cell replication
* Nature's Sunshine is the exclusive provider of equol for prostate health, in the direct sales industry.

How It Works:

Equolibrium brings balance to your urinary routine by supporting healthy prostate function and cell replication.

Exclusive to Nature’s Sunshine, EQUOLIBRIUM harnesses the power of equol. A powerful antioxidant, equol supports the prostate through a multi-faceted approach. First, equol binds directly to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to prevent it from binding to receptor sites in the prostate. Equol’s unique DHT binding ability makes it the only known molecule that protects the prostate without triggering the side effects that can be caused by enzyme-blocking products.


6 mg Equol per capsule.

Recommended Use:

Take 1 capsule twice daily. Best results seen after 3–6 months of use.

Complimentary Products:

  • Men’s Formula w/ Lycopene
  • PS II
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Herbal Pumpkin
Start Achieving Balance & Prostate Health Today!









Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Equol is a naturally occurring flavonoid found
in many plants and commonly found in soy. It
is a powerful antioxidant. Nature’s Sunshine’s
EQUOLIBRIUM uses a nature-identical source of
equol derived from non-GMO daidzein. 

Many other prostate products work by blocking the
5-alpha reductase enzyme, which plays a key role
in the conversion of testosterone to DHT. This is
an effective way to prevent the formation of DHT,
however it also prevents this important enzyme from
completing numerous other beneficial tasks in the
body, which can lead to negative side effects.

As with all nutritional supplements, we recommend you
consult your physician prior to taking EQUOLIBRIUM.

No. EQUOLIBRIUM can be used by men of
any age who need prostate support.

As with most supplements, results can take time as the
active ingredients perform their functions in the body.
Every man’s body chemistry is different, and some men
may notice results sooner than others. Although some
men may notice benefits in as little as 4–6 weeks, best
results are typically seen after 3–6 months of use.

Key Scientific Studies

Ellem SJ and Risbridger GP. 2009. The dual, opposing role of
estrogens in the prostate. Annals New York Academy of Science
115 5 : 174 –18 6 .

Fujimura T, Takahashi S, Urano T, Ijichi N, Kumagai J, Murata T,
Takayama K, Horie-Inoue K, Ouchi Y, Muramatsu M, Homma Y, Inoue
S.2010. Differential expression of estrogen-related receptors beta
and gamma (ERRbeta and ERRgamma) and their clinical significance
in human prostate cancer. Cancer Science 101(3):646–651.

Gardner CD, Oelrich B, Liu JP, Feldman D, Franke AA, Brooks
JD. 2009.Prostatic soy isoflavone concentrations exceed serum levels
after dietary supplementation.Prostate 69 (7) :719–726.

Hamilton-Reeves JM, Rebello SA, Thomas W. 2007. Isoflavone-rich soy protein 
isolate suppresses androgen receptor expression without altering estrogen 
receptor-expression or serum hormonal profiles in men at high risk of prostate cancer.
Journal of Nutrition 137(7) :176 9 – 1775 .

Hedlund TE, Maroni PD, Ferucci PG, Dayton R, Barnes S, Jones K,
Moore R, Ogden LG, Wahala K, Sackett HM, Gray KJ. 2005. 
Long- term dietary habits affect soy isoflavone metabolism and accumulation
in prostatic fluid in Caucasian men. J Nutr 135 :140 0 –1406 .

Lephart ED. 2013. Severe and moderate BPH symptoms in mid-aged
men improved with isoflavonoid-Equol treatment: Pilot intervention
study. Open Journal Urology 3 : 21–27.

Lephart, ED. 2014. Review: Anti-Oxidant and Anti-Aging Properties
of Equol in Prostate Health (BPH). Open Journal of Endocrine and
Metabolic Diseases 4 , 1–12.

Lund TD, Munson DJ, Haldy ME, Setchell KDR, Lephart ED, Handa
RJ. 2004. Equol is a novel anti-androgen that inhibits prostate growth
and hormone feedback. Biol Reprod 7 0 : 118 8 –119 5 .

Prins GS, Korach KS. 2008. The Role of Estrogens and Estrogen
Receptors in Normal Prostate Growth and Disease. Steroids
73(3): 233–244.

FAR-Infrared Technology - Health Benefits

Want to find out more about weight loss and saunas:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv0qKhbDnAA

Detoxification Thousands of environmental toxins saturate every aspect of our living environment. These toxins are unavoidable and are often absorb into our bodies. Since humans are bio-accumulators, the large quantities and numerous types of toxins we are exposed to overwhelm our bodies’ ability to metabolize and get rid of them naturally and thereby accumulate in our bodies. In time, the poison from toxins may result in immune symptom problems, such as chronic pain syndromes, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, migraines, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer So, how can you best get rid of these harmful toxins? Body detoxification through sweat in a Vital Sauna! Our revolutionary Vital Rays Far Infrared Carbon Technology coupled with the Magnetic Flux Therapy System is the perfect solution for helping your body get rid of the environmental toxic chemicals (pesticides, heavy metals, alcohol, nicotine, sodium, sulfuric acid and hydrocarbon residues). The infrared heat energy deeply penetrates tissues triggering mobilization of chemicals from fat storage and directly into sweat and the magnetic therapy promotes metabolic processing of toxins to help your body expel them. Your body is your temple…it is vital that you take care of it!  

Weight Loss Weight loss is one of the great benefits of using our Vital Saunas every day. A single therapeutic sauna session will burn as much as 300-600 calories. Another problematic and difficult to get rid of waste is cellulite, a gel-like substance made up of fat, water and wastes that are trapped in pockets below the skin. The infrared heat can assist this condition, as profuse sweating helps clear this form of unwanted debris from the body. Magnetic therapy can facilitate the metabolism process and thereby speeds up the removal of these wastes.  

Cardiovascular Health A heating effect deep in the muscular tissues and internal organs is caused by the infrared rays generated by our Vital Rays Far Infrared Carbon Technology. Our bodies respond to this deep heating effect via a hypothalamic-induced increase in heart volume and rate. This heart stress is beneficial because it leads to a cardiovascular training and conditioning effect. Medical research confirms that the use of a sauna provides cardiovascular conditioning as the body works to cool itself and involves substantial increases in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic, while diastolic blood pressure drops, for improved overall cardiovascular fitness. Your heart is your most vital organ, take good care of it!  

Pain Relief It has been proven that heat reduces pain sensation by direct action on both free-nerve endings in tissues and on peripheral nerves. The Vital Rays penetrate heat deep into the skin, over 1 ½ inches into the muscle tissue, and alleviates symptoms such as back pain, sprains, strains, joint stiffness, muscle spasms and headaches as well as pains due to conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Magnetic therapy can assist in relieving the pain by blocking pain sensations. It improves blood flow and oxygen to enhance the body’s natural healing process. The improved blood flow and fluid exchange to the injured tissue helps reduce pain and inflammation. Heal your body with Vital Saunas!  

Skin Beautification Vital Saunas are excellent for increasing blood circulation to the skin, which is essential for beautiful, youthful, glowing skin! This increased blood flow brings important nutrients to subcutaneous and surface tissue, promoting cellular activity and growth. By freeing your skin from accumulated dirt and dry skin cells you will experience a new inner glow. The Vital Rays help firm and improve skin tone and elasticity. Infrared heat has been noted to reduce acne, eczema, psoriasis, burns and any skin lesions or cuts. Additionally, open wounds can heal quicker with reduced scarring. Magnetic therapy has been known to positively influence conditions of aging. Keeping your skin healthy is a vital part of maintaining a healthy body!  

Body Flexibility Studies show that tissues heated to 130° and then stretched have exhibited an elastic elongation that persists long after the stretch is removed. A Vital Saunas’ infrared heat is a therapeutic haven for athletes looking for a pre-workout to warm up muscles for range of motion and increase flexibility to help prevent injury. It is also ideal for pre-warm-up for physical therapy and massage therapy, or for a relaxing your muscles after a long workout. Magnetic therapy has been noted to help increase athletic endurance and performance, as well as promote the healing process of body aches and inflammation reduction Improving your body’s flexibility is vital to living a healthier life!  

Relax & Rejuvenate Perhaps the most immediate relief you will get from basking in a Vital Sauna is simple relaxation, as it melts away the stresses and tensions of the fast-paced life, leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! Infrared heat will give your body an overall massaging effect, soothing jangled nerves and knotted muscles. Magnetic therapy can help reduce stress and enhance your body’s energy supply!

Lower Blood Pressure Studies show that repeated far infrared sauna treatments improve impaired blood vessel functions in patients with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol. This suggests a preventative role for infrared sauna use for arteriosclerosis.  

Blood Circulation
Heating of muscles with infrared heat produces an increased blood flow level similar to that seen during exercise. Body temperature elevation also produces an increase in blood flow. As your body produces sweat to cool itself, your heart works at a higher rate to pump blood, increasing your overall circulation. At the same time the increased work load from your cardiovascular system helps free up harmful molecules in your blood vessels, allowing your body to flush them out through your sweat glands. Strong evidence suggests that magnetic therapy may help to increase blood circulation.  

Cancer Therapy Some researchers believe that infrared therapy can help stimulate the body’s immune system by elevating body temperature. The infrared sauna’s deep heat penetration raises your body temperature, inducing an artificial fever. As it works to combat the “fever,” the body’s immune system is strengthened. The intense heat also stimulates production of white blood cells and therefore helping to target tumor cells. Studies have shown that extreme heat protects healthy cells and makes tumor cells more susceptible to radiation. This makes infrared heat a useful addition to cancer therapy treatment as it enables the use of lower doses of radiation. Other studies have shown that breast cancer was less prevalent among women who frequently use infrared saunas.
Thursday, May 1, 2014

ZYTO Compass Assesment

Can you imagine how wonderful it would be if you could stop guessing which herbs and supplements are the right ones for you, and you could know for sure which ones will help you?
We have some exciting news for you. You can now use ZYTO Compass to do just that. Zyto compass scans your body and generates a feedback report that tells you which health and wellness products will work to help you balance your body.
No more issues with trying different supplements, only to find out that certain ones just aren't working for you. They may work for your spouse or best friend, but that is because we are all uniquely different; and so we require different things to keep our body's in balance. Now you can save time and money because you will know exactly which supplements to purchase, and take, because it is based on your ZYTO Compass bio scan. This is "21st Century Technology" at its best.
This exciting new technology, which has been used in NASA since the 1970's. ZYTO Compass is cutting edge technology that is now available to the public. People from all walks of life are getting huge benefits from using ZYTO Compass technology.
Your body is an innately intelligent system in and of itself. It knows what is going on inside of every single organ, tissue and cell. But the truly great thing is that the ZYTO Compass is able to pick up on any imbalances (bio-markers that are not in place), and it can help to identify where work needs to be done, and with what. The ZYTO Compass is not a medical procedure or treatment, (although there are many medical professionals who have been using this technology for years). It is able to read the energy fields in the body through a simple assessment using software on a computer (It actually scans all of the meridians in the body). It will then make product suggestions, and some that you may not have even thought of; and it will confirm many things that you probably already know about the supplements you are currently using.

Energizing Foot Spa

Aqua-Chi Energizing Foot Bath 1. WHAT IS THE AQUA-CHI Energizing FOOT BATH? The Aqua-Chi machine energizes foot bath water with direct current to create energy in the water that has been shown to be bio-available to living tissue. It creates large quantities of negative ions, which are found to be healthy and helpful to the body. The energy is transferred into the body by a process called ionization and is used to increase overall cellular energy. Tests have shown that the body has an increase in negative ions after an Aqua-Chi foot bath.
2. HOW DOES IT WORK? Healthy cells require two basic things to perform their biological tasks: water and energy. Water is the basis of all biological functions; without it, there would be no life. Water is the medium through which all functions of the body are performed. Energy is required to fuel the cell, so it can do its tasks. Energy is needed for cells to stay healthy and vibrant. If cells are deprived of either water or energy, problems begin to occur and health is put at risk. Lower energy and vibrancy in the cells is associated with disease states. Aqua-Chi works by offering negatively charged ions to the tissues, so they can charge up and return to balanced, vibrant functioning. The person's own unique electrical body signals are present in the foot bath and dictate how these negative ions will be absorbed and used. Since the structural organization of the water and person's body are similar, the electrolytic charge produced in the water can be absorbed by the living tissue; this process is known as ionization. During the foot bath, it is common to see changes in the water color and consistency. This indicates transference is occurring between the energy in the water and your own tissues. It is different colors depending upon what toxins your body is giving off to the water. Over time, as your cellular health improves, there will be a less significant change in the water.
3. WHEN WOULD I USE THE AQUA-CHI Energizing Foot Bath? The foot bath is easy to use at anytime. If you are currently experiencing some health challenges, this is an easy, effective way of helping your cells and tissues regain their healthy function. If you are recovering from illness or trauma, Aqua-Chi will help support the body for its healing to occur. Many people use Aqua-Chi as part of their health maintenance program, to ensure their cells are energized to their fullest. Initially, a series of several sessions over 3—4 weeks should help restore healthy function in the cells. It is recommended that the maximum frequency for taking this foot bath is once every second day, although most people would find this too intense a series. Then, maintenance sessions of one or two sessions every month or so should help maintain the cell's inner vibrancy.
4. WHAT ARE THE CAUTIONS AND PRECAUTIONS WITH THIS TREATMENT? For most people, the Aqua-Chi Energizing foot bath is a safe treatment. However, those not well hydrated will not get the full benefit from these sessions, as they rely on normal water levels within and outside the cells. So, having adequate water and fluid intake in the days leading to a treatment is very important. Certain people must NOT take this treatment at any time: pregnant women, anyone with transplanted organs and those with an electronic implant (such as a pacemaker) should avoid this treatment. If you are not sure whether you should take this treatment, ask your therapist first.