Few things are guaranteed in life, but there is one thing that you can count on for sure: as time goes on, your body is going to age. While most men in their late teens through their twenties might feel invincible, it's only a matter of time before age starts to play a role in everyday life. Injuries take longer to recover from, hangovers take longer to dissipate, aches and pains become a normal part of life, and intimate time with your partner can be compromised. If you have experienced any of the symptoms above, don't worry - it's completely normal to slow down as you get older.
The question is, what are you going to do about the aging process? For years, men were told to just "live with it," but in 2021, those days are over. The time to fight back is here, and there has never been a better opportunity to live your best life than now. Nobody understands the effects that aging can have on men but our team of professionals at Better Life do. That is why we invest all of our time developing innovative, effective men's health solutions: to give men a chance to change their future and live like they did while they were in their prime. If you're ready to take a stand against ED and live a more energetic, youthful life, know that you're not alone. At Better Life Carolinas, we are here to help by providing the most scientifically advanced treatments on the market today.
When it comes to men's health, the topic of sex can still feel taboo, especially when there are performance issues involved. At Better Life Carolinas, we have heard just about every story you can imagine regarding erectile dysfunction or ED. So if you're embarrassed and angry about your performance in the bedroom, we understand how you're feeling. In the past, men had to take strange drugs or sign off on expensive surgeries to help correct their ED, adding to their feelings of shame and hopelessness.
The good news? If you're a man dealing with ED, you don't have to settle for antiquated treatments like those referenced above. There's a new product on the block: a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that is the first of it's kind. It's called GAINSWave®, and you can bet your bottom dollar that it isn't like anything else you have tried before.
Unlike most ED treatments, this unique approach does not require drugs or surgery. Instead, it relies on high-frequency acoustic waves to open the penis's existing blood vessels, encouraging the growth of new blood vessels while eliminating micro-plaque. To put it simply, GAINSWave® increases blood flow and gives you a chance to reclaim your libido and live life like a man in his prime.
GAINSWave® isn't a sketchy, quick-fix pill found behind the glass at a gas station. It is a comprehensive erectile dysfunction treatment with an incredible 76% success rate. With virtually no side effects, it's no wonder that men throughout the Carolinas and across the United States trust GAINSWave® to solve their ED and Peyronie's disease problems.
It might sound like GAINSWave® is too good to be true, but the fact is this kind of erectile dysfunction treatment in Cornelius, NC uses scientifically-backed, time-tested technologies and applications to improve male sexual performance. Technically referred to as Low-Intensity Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (LI-ESWT), our GAINSWave® procedure goes right to the crux of the issue. Low-intensity sound waves break up plaque formation in your penis while stimulating new blood vessel growth. These new blood vessels help get more blood to your penis, ultimately improving your ability to perform. This incredible treatment not only increases blood flow - it also causes new nerve tissues to grow, making your penis more sensitive and easily stimulated.
It all happens through a process called neurogenesis, which increases penis sensitivity. What sets GAINSWave® apart from others is the use of low-intensity sound waves to achieve increased blood flow and sensitivity. Because this procedure is completely non-invasive, you won't ever have to worry about expensive insurance claims or unsightly scarring. All you have to worry about is enjoying life like you used to, without having to undergo surgery or putting harmful substances in your body.
Here are some quick facts about Better Life Carolinas GAINSWave® treatments:
If you have ever wondered why GAINSWave® treatments are so popular with men, the answer is simple. Prescription drugs meant to help ED often come with side effects that can diminish your peace of mind and day-to-day life. While some men swear by the "little blue pill," many guys aren't aware of the hidden risks associated with drugs like Viagra. The following ailments can happen both in the short term and long term:
If you are having problems with erectile dysfunction, you should understand why it's happening. The primary cause of ED is associated with a lack of blood flow to the penis, making erections difficult to get and maintain. Rather than relying on a prescription pill for a quick fix, many men are using GAINSWave® treatment in Cornelius, NC for a natural solution with no ill side effects. ED doesn't have to be your "new normal," and neither does suffering from strange side effects from popping too many "little blue pills."
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the world. Over the last year, millions of Americans have had to change their lifestyles and alter daily routines to better protect themselves and their loved ones from the virus. While COVID-19 causes a litany of negative side effects, new research shows that men who contract the virus can triple their risk of developing erectile dysfunction. Because the human body is unfamiliar with this kind of virus, it responds by sending a large immune response. During this process, the body uses massive amounts of chemicals to eliminate the virus, causing horrible collateral damage in the form of cell destruction and inflammation.
Contracting COVID-19 and suffering from ED at the same time might sound like a death sentence. However, if you are a man experiencing ED during or after contracting the COVID-19 virus, don't lose hope.
Clinical trials have shown that shockwave therapy, better known as GAINSWave®, has been shown to lower inflammation and boost vascularity by creating angiogenesis and improving endothelial function. Simply put, GAINSWave® treatments can help reverse symptoms of ED brought on by COVID-19. To learn more about how GAINSWave® can help you get back to a normal sex life after developing COVID-19, we recommend contacting our office today.
Though Peyronie's Disease affects about 9% of men, it is a little-known disease that can cause physical and aesthetic issues. It is characterized by fibrous scar tissue, which forms underneath the surface of a man's penis. When this disease is left untreated or treated improperly, it can be very difficult for men to have a normal erection. This is because Peyronie's Disease can cause painful curvatures in the penis, making it nearly impossible for afflicted men to have sexual intercourse at all.
The cause of Peyronie's Disease is currently unknown. However, most cases stem from physical trauma like acute injuries after vigorous sex. Other causes include prostate surgery, autoimmune disorders, and family history. Unfortunately, traditional treatment options range from a "wait and see" approach to prescription drugs and even surgery.
Symptoms and signs of Peyronie's Disease include:
Fortunately, for men who are looking for a non-invasive, natural erectile dysfunction treatment in Cornelius, NC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Cornelius breaks down scar tissue affecting your penis, helps create new blood vessels, and opens up existing ones. As a result, blood flow is increased, which minimizes penis curvature and fixes the problems associated with erectile dysfunction.
Most guys will tell you that their penis is the most important part of their body. While that is not totally true from a physiological perspective, we get where they're coming from - after all, a man's penis plays a big role in his personal life and overall wellbeing. When a man has problems achieving and maintaining an erection, his quality of life can suffer dramatically, resulting in lower self-esteem and even depression. If you are a man and suffering from ED or Peyronie's Disease, you can rest easy knowing help is only a phone call away.
In addition to GAINSWave® treatments, Better Life Carolinas also offers the Priapus Shot or P-Shot® for short. Originally used to treat wounds and sports injuries, our P-Shot® is an all-natural treatment that fortifies your body through cellular repair and rejuvenation. P-Shot® treatments have shown very promising results for men who have suffered from prostate cancer, enlarged prostates, the side effects of surgery, drug side effects from prescription pain killers, and even diabetes.
You might be asking yourself, "How does the P-Shot® work?"
This ED solution works by using platelet-rich plasma or PRP from your own body. The proteins and growth factors released by the large number of platelets activate your stem cells, which begins cellular regeneration and repair wherever the PRP are used in your body. Tissue repair in your penis is further aided by the formation of new blood vessels and collagen production.
In many cases, men who use the P-Shot® to correct erectile dysfunction or the effects of Peyronie's Disease can resume sexual activity a few hours after the treatment is applied.
Benefits of Better Life Carolinas' P-Shot® include:
Historically Black community in Cornelius secures state funding to preserve legacyCORNELIUS, N.C. — In the Smithville neighborhood of Cornelius, the last several years have been full of change.A new street, sidewalk and park have all been additions, but while neighbors are embracing the growth, they also want to hold on to its past.Beyond the shiny new splash pad and bright green field that mark Smithville’s upgrades is a deep, rich history.Its a predominantly Black area, once segregated and redlined, ...
Historically Black community in Cornelius secures state funding to preserve legacy
CORNELIUS, N.C. — In the Smithville neighborhood of Cornelius, the last several years have been full of change.
A new street, sidewalk and park have all been additions, but while neighbors are embracing the growth, they also want to hold on to its past.
Beyond the shiny new splash pad and bright green field that mark Smithville’s upgrades is a deep, rich history.
Its a predominantly Black area, once segregated and redlined, with many people who are direct descendants of slaves, including Rafford Miller.
“That used to be a field and that is where we played,” Miller said pointing to different spots in his long-time neighborhood.
Homeowners like Miller are relying on the Smithville Community Coalition to revitalize and preserve the area.
The recent commitment of $500,000 in state funding is earmarked -- along with additional money from the town and county -- for that goal, said Willie Jones, executive director of the coalition.
“It helps us jump start the next development component within Smithville,” Jones said.
Improvements called for in a master plan approved by Cornelius’ town board include new water lines, sidewalks and fire hydrants.
Money would also go toward improving existing houses and acquiring vacant land to create hundreds of homes that are affordable and based on income.
First priority would be offered to people already living in the Smithville or who have a proven connection to the community. Cornelius town employees, first responders and people who work for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools would also qualify.
“We tried to present a set of offerings for people who work in the public sector,” Jones said.
For current residents like Rafford Miller the hope is that the coalition’s plans keep people from getting forced out of a growing area, so seniors can age in the community they’ve called home for so long.
“You know, this is our home, not some of the finest homes, but this is where these people have lived for years and where they want to stay,” Miller said.
The Smithville Community Coalition is still hoping to raise nearly $3 million to build out the neighborhood within the next four years.
(WATCH BELOW: Group works to improve historically Black neighborhood near Cornelius, while keeping its charm)
Group works to improve historically Black neighborhood near Cornelius, while keeping its charm
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CORNELIUS, N.C. — If there's one thing North Carolina is known for, it's barbecue. While Lexington holds the title of barbecue capitol, there's one brand that's giving vegans an alternative taste of the N.C. delicacy.Barvecue is made and distributed out of Cornelius. There is an original, naked and carnitas style optionDavidson Ice House is just one of the many local restaurants who offer Barvecue as an alternative meat optionBarvecue can be found in the frozen section at retail locations like Whole Foods, Fresh Ma...
CORNELIUS, N.C. — If there's one thing North Carolina is known for, it's barbecue. While Lexington holds the title of barbecue capitol, there's one brand that's giving vegans an alternative taste of the N.C. delicacy.
Barvecue is made and distributed out of Cornelius. There is an original, naked and carnitas style option
Davidson Ice House is just one of the many local restaurants who offer Barvecue as an alternative meat option
Barvecue can be found in the frozen section at retail locations like Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Lowes Foods, Harris Teeter and Sprouts
Barvecue. No, not barbecue with a "b," but Barvecue with a "v."
"This is the vegan barbecue, or Barvecue. You can see it looks just like chicken or pork, it’s really interchangeable," said Jen Brule, owner of Davidson Ice House.
Davidson Ice House has only been open for 4 and a half years, but Barvecue has been on the menu for most of its history.
"We’ve served it for at least two years. I love that it’s locally made and it’s clean," Brule said.
"I started it because I’ve always been a chef and opening restaurants for other people and decided I wanted to open my own," Brule said.
She wears many hats at her restaurant. She's not only the owner, but the chef as well. Plus, she's a mom to four daughters, each of which have various dietary preferences, which explains the many options she has on her menu.
"It’s what I like to call flexitarian cooking, so we do vegan, vegetarian, but we also do meat and potatoes. We have great burgers and great french fries. It’s a great way for people to eat less meat, but they still eat meat," Brule said.
When Brule heard about a locally made vegan barbecue option, she couldn't resist whipping up a specialty.
"This is our Vegan Viking," Brule said.
The Vegan Viking is powered by plant protein, which is made less than a 10-minute drive down the road in Cornelius.
"We’re expecting to be in 2,000 stores by the end of this year. We also provide Barvecue to restaurants and event venues," said Kelsey Joseph, Director of Business Development at Barvecue.
Not only do they source restaurants, but can be found in many colleges and universities across the nation.
"We’re at UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, Elon. Elon is actually where we launched," Joseph said.
While Barvecue is only 3 years old and still growing, they have one goal in mind.
"Little team, but hoping to have a big impact," Joseph said.
Developers and promoters are hoping for a big impact and even bigger appetite for Barvecue.
CORNELIUS, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — As part of its new budget, the Town of Cornelius created its very first Affordable Housing Plan, aimed at helping town employees afford to live where they work.According to the town’s new plan, 90 percent of the people who work in the town do not live there. Leaders think by providing more affordable housing options, they’ll improve traffic, the economy, and the overall culture of the town....
CORNELIUS, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — As part of its new budget, the Town of Cornelius created its very first Affordable Housing Plan, aimed at helping town employees afford to live where they work.
According to the town’s new plan, 90 percent of the people who work in the town do not live there. Leaders think by providing more affordable housing options, they’ll improve traffic, the economy, and the overall culture of the town.
“We have never had any policies or any strategies in any of our plans related to housing — affordable or any other,” said Deputy Town Manager Wayne Herron.
The average price of a home in Mecklenburg County is just under $350,000, but in Cornelius it’s more than $800,000. Though that number is likely skewed by the town’s five-, six-, and seven-million-dollar homes.
As part of the plan, town government will offer rental assistance and an incentive between $4,000 and $9,000 to local first responders who want to live in town.
“We looked at where our problem areas might be and it’s folks like our telecommunicators, our sergeants,” said Herron.
The plan also includes revitalizing the Smithville neighborhood, a historically black area that predates the town itself.
“The uniqueness of this plan that not only captures the history and heritage of the area, but allows it to live on for generations to come, it’s remarkable,” said Cornelius resident Jessica Boye, who serves on the Cornelius Historical Society.
But those whose ancestors have lived in the neighborhood for a century say they’ll believe it when they see it.
“It’ll be better for a while, until that moment comes where we can’t afford to keep it any longer. Families won’t have legacy,” said one Smithville man who wanted to remain anonymous.
The Smithville Community Coalition, the group spearheading the revitalization effort, says their main priorities are to avoid displacing current residents and to allow seniors to age in place. They’ll do that by only buying/building on vacant land, basing the fixed home prices off incomes, and giving first priority to those already in the Smithville Community.
As part of the Affordable Housing Plan, the community also created its very first Cornelius Community Development Corporation. That’s a nonprofit that will handle public and private housing funding and address housing issues within the town.
Historic African American community expresses concerns about proposed redevelopmentBy WSOCTV.com News StaffCORNELIUS, N.C. — Residents in one part of Cornelius, an area of north Mecklenburg County many people may not have heard of, are hoping a redevelopment plan recently endorsed by town officials will keep their community from becoming a thing of the past.But along with their excitement over the plan, Channel 9 has learned there’s also some healthy skepticism.“In Mecklenburg County, north Meckl...
Historic African American community expresses concerns about proposed redevelopment
By WSOCTV.com News Staff
CORNELIUS, N.C. — Residents in one part of Cornelius, an area of north Mecklenburg County many people may not have heard of, are hoping a redevelopment plan recently endorsed by town officials will keep their community from becoming a thing of the past.
But along with their excitement over the plan, Channel 9 has learned there’s also some healthy skepticism.
“In Mecklenburg County, north Mecklenburg County, we are one of the only three African-American communities that are left, and we are all three facing gentrification,” Lisa Mayhew-Jones said regarding the communities of Smithville, Pottstown and Lakeside. Mayhew-Jones is president of the Smithville Community Coalition.
The Smithville neighborhood sits on the edge of Cornelius and, post-slavery, was one of the only places in north Mecklenburg where Black people could own property.
A vibrant community of young families has now transitioned into a quiet community of seniors.
“Over the years the houses deteriorated and have been torn down, so it’s aged,” explained lifelong Smithville resident Ronald Potts.
Many residents said they feel like Smithville has been skipped over by the Town of Cornelius when it comes to investment.
“All around in Cornelius there was progress,” Potts said. He adds that developers now have their sights set on Smithville.
Newly built duplexes, on the market for more than half a million dollars, sit directly across from homes that are original to the community.
Potts said he is very aware of that interest from developers. “I get nervous all the time about people wanting to buy my house,” Potts said.
But Mayhew-Jones hopes a revitalization plan that was just unanimously endorsed by town commissioners will protect longtime residents like Potts.
“There hasn’t really been anything done into the community of Smithville over these 50 years,” Mayhew-Jones said.
At an estimated cost of $27 million, the plan would provide a framework for redeveloping Smithville into a mix of new single-family homes, townhomes, apartments, greenways and commercial properties.
Developers interested in building in Smithville would have to commit to maintaining the area’s affordability.
“No displacement of the current residents,” Mayhew-Jones said. “We’d like all of our seniors to be able to age in place. We’re trying to keep everything under the 80% AMI (area median income).”
Commissioners said they are considering contributing $3 million in American Rescue Plan stimulus funds to the plan.
That’s only half of what Mayhew-Jones’ coalition requested. “The money that we needed in order to buy land, not to do the infrastructure,” she explained. “The town should be responsible for doing the infrastructure.”
While there is optimism around the redevelopment plan, some in Smithville doubt the town’s commitment to the historic community.
“All the years they been saying they going to do this and do that, and you go to these meetings and they really don’t give you straight answers to the questions you ask,” said Gladys Henderson.
But Ronald Potts said he is confident that town leaders are committed to finally doing right by Smithville.
“Over the years we’ve developed a relationship, and I think that trust has developed.” Lisa Mayhew-Jones added to that sentiment. “We know there’s going to be a change, but give us the opportunity to lead that change.”
(WATCH BELOW: Town council votes to shut down controversial Weddington Green Development)
City council votes to shut down controversial Weddington Green development
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Pandemic-era migration trends have pushed smaller, more affordable cities toward the top of the quarterly housing index by The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com, with one North Carolina metro making a particularly strong showing in the latest installment.The Emerging Housing Markets Index for the second quarter puts Burlington, a city of about 55,000 people in the Triad region...
Pandemic-era migration trends have pushed smaller, more affordable cities toward the top of the quarterly housing index by The Wall Street Journal and Realtor.com, with one North Carolina metro making a particularly strong showing in the latest installment.
The Emerging Housing Markets Index for the second quarter puts Burlington, a city of about 55,000 people in the Triad region, at No. 2. That's up from No. 14 in the first-quarter ranking, and Burlington was at No. 6 in last year's second quarter.
The index seeks to identify the top areas for homebuyers in search of an appreciating housing market, a strong local economy and appealing lifestyle amenities. It looks at housing-market indicators as well as economic and lifestyle data, such as taxes, unemployment, wages and commute times, in the nation's 300 largest metros.
Elkhart, Indiana, took the No. 1 spot in the most recent quarter. Johnson City, Tennessee, followed Burlington at No. 3, with Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Billings, Montana, rounding out the top five.
Burlington is joined in the top 10 by Raleigh, coming in at No. 6.
Charlotte lands at No. 41 — an improvement from its placement at No. 45 in the first quarter and at No. 52 a year ago. However, the Queen City ranked higher in the quarters in between, hitting a recent high point at No. 29 in the third quarter of last year before slipping to No. 34 in the fourth quarter.
Here's a look at where metros across the Carolinas stand in the second-quarter ranking:
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More film crews were spotted in town yesterday, this time in NoDa, and Charlotte Five has identified the project as a comedy movie linked to Saturday Night Live's "Please Don't Destroy" skits. The arrival of the SNL crew, which is expected to be around into September, follows work on a romantic comedy that was taking place last week in Plaza Midwood, that report notes. Other recent film projects in the area include a "Frankenstein"-inspired flick and a Hallmark movie.
C5 also reports on new food options in Pineville — a takeout spot called Lula Bahn Mi & Bakery that's already dishing up Vietnamese specialties and a two-story restaurant and cocktail bar, dubbed The Garrison, which is expected to open in September.
And one of the Charlotte region's largest employers is said to be joining the growing number of companies trying out four-day workweeks. Business Insider has reported that Lowe's (NYSE: LOW) is offering its full-time sales associates the option to work four days per week. CBJ reached out to the home-improvement retailer to confirm but received no reply so far.
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