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". 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews, 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 Matthews, NC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Matthews 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:
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Proposed changes to an ordinance could bring more food options to Matthews.The change would allow food trucks to park downtown on the street instead of on private property.ALSO READ: Patty and The Dogs food truck in Charlotte listed for saleA local business owner asked for the change in the town’s current ordinance.The Carolina Beer Temple doesn’t have a parking lot where food trucks can set up and ...
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Proposed changes to an ordinance could bring more food options to Matthews.
The change would allow food trucks to park downtown on the street instead of on private property.
ALSO READ: Patty and The Dogs food truck in Charlotte listed for sale
A local business owner asked for the change in the town’s current ordinance.
The Carolina Beer Temple doesn’t have a parking lot where food trucks can set up and owner wants the town to allow food trucks on public streets with permission from nearby businesses.
Anndei Chasnoff likes to set up her food truck near her family’s home in Matthews.
She’s limited in where she can sell her tea in town limits.
“We have to park on private property. We park in a business parking lot,” said Chasnoff, the owner of The Boba Tea Bar.
Food truck operators must currently park on private property and can’t block public parking spaces.
That could change.
Town leaders are considering changes to Matthew’s food truck ordinance, which would allow food truck operators to park on public streets downtown.
“It would be great because then we wouldn’t just have to be in one spot,” Chasnoff said. “We can move from one place to another. Go where the people are.”
However, people in the area argue that downtown already comes with enough parking challenges.
Joanna Groothuis goes to school in Matthews and thinks the move would add more congestion to the crowded downtown area.
“Having the big old food trucks and people walking around stresses me out,” said Groothius, a student at Central Piedmont Community College -- Levine Campus. “My first thought is kids running out or adults stepping out -- or the food trucks taking up parking spots.”
The town’s planning director says food truck operators would have to follow rules, such as parking in eligible spaces during specific hours and near designated businesses.
Chasnoff thinks it’s a small sacrifice that can make a big difference in her community.
“It can help,” the food truck owner said. “It doesn’t only help us, but I think it has a positive impact on the local economy.”
The planning board will consider the proposal on April 25 then it’s up to the town commission to give it final approval.
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Medic evaluated 14 people after the lightning strike with one of them receiving minor injuries. School officials said all of the people involved were staff members.More VideosMATTHEWS, N.C. — A school staff member received minor injuries after a lightning strike on Monday.The lightning strike happened at Socrates Academy on Weddington Road in Matthews on Monday. Medic evaluated 14 people after the lightning strike with one of them being...
Medic evaluated 14 people after the lightning strike with one of them receiving minor injuries. School officials said all of the people involved were staff members.
MATTHEWS, N.C. — A school staff member received minor injuries after a lightning strike on Monday.
The lightning strike happened at Socrates Academy on Weddington Road in Matthews on Monday. Medic evaluated 14 people after the lightning strike with one of them being taken to a local hospital for minor injuries. The remaining people were unharmed, according to Medic.
Socrates Academy officials confirmed that all of the people involved were staff members and that no students were hurt. Officials have not said where at the school the lightning strike happened.
No further information is known at this time. More details will be released when they are available.
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For the 31st year, the annual Matthews Alive Festival is back for the Labor Day weekend.The popular event runs from Friday th...
For the 31st year, the annual Matthews Alive Festival is back for the Labor Day weekend.
The popular event runs from Friday through Monday with entertainment, vendors, food and many activities for visitors.
Chris Melton, board chair for the nonprofit that runs the festival, called it a generational experience for the area. “There are folks who show up to Matthews Alive who came with their parents 30 years ago,” he said. “Now, they’re bringing their grandchildren.”
The festival is managed by a group of volunteers, and the nonprofit uses the revenue generated from the event to support other local non-profit organizations in the greater Matthews area. The festival has donated more than $2 million over the past three decades.
“We are putting on a Labor Day party this weekend and it embodies 125,000 of our closest friends and neighbors,” Melton said, referring to the expected attendance.
Here are some other things to know about the Matthews Alive Festival.
Carnival festivities will kickoff a little earlier, at 4 p.m. Friday with an All-You-Can-Ride Wristband Night for $25. Exhibits, inflatables and food vendors will open at 6 p.m.
Melton said changing the time was a good idea, especially with Matthews Elementary being close by and school ending a few hours before the start of the carnival. That will give families with younger children more time to enjoy the rides before more people come in the evening.
“For years, it’s been a packed area, we’re hoping to extend those hours and spread out the wealth of those huge crowds,” Melton said.
The Holiday Band, members of the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame, will perform on the mainstage at 6:30 p.m. Friday followed by Gary Lowder & Smokin’ Hot at 8:30 p.m. In 2021, Gary Lowder of Smokin’ Hot was the Male Vocalist of the Year by the Carolina Beach Music Awards.
“That’s the caliber of entertainment we’re bringing to Matthews Alive,” Melton said.
The Matthews Alive Parade through downtown Matthews is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday. According to event officials, it is the largest Labor Day Parade in the Southeast.
More than 100 participants will start on Matthews-Mint Hill Road at McLeod Street and continue to Trade Street. Some of them include local marching bands, floats, performers, and local celebrities.
Later on Saturday, Brass Transit will perform at 8:30 p.m. The Chicago tribute band performs music honoring the musical legacy of the group. The live entertainment will continue at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, with the Classic Stones Live, a band paying tribute to the Rolling Stones.
“They never played in this area before,” Melton said. “We try to shy away from someone that you can just go see anywhere that has appeared around Charlotte and Matthews time after time.
In between the lineup of performers, festival-goers can also visit the small shops at the event. More than 130 people signed up to be vendors.
For a full list of activities, go to matthewsalive.org/festival-activities/
Matthews Alive will be held in the downtown area. According to organizers, GPS users should search for “Stumptown Park, Matthews, NC” for directions for the festival area.
Matthews will have several road closures during Labor Day weekend.
Starting at 9 a.m. Friday, South Trade Street will be closed from the intersection of East John Street to McDowell Street. Around 3:30 p.m. Friday, the closure will extend to Main Street for the remainder of the festival. The streets will reopen at 11:30 p.m. Monday. Town officials are asking the public to prepare for delays.
For the Saturday parade, be aware of these road closures and times during the event:
Streets closed for the parade route (with the exception of South Trade Street) will reopen by noon Saturday.
Free public parking is available by the train tracks at North Trade Street and Charles Street. Matthews Station will also have parking at town hall, along with many businesses and churches on John and Trade streets.
People with disabilities may use the “horseshoe” parking area by Matthews First Baptist Church off Sadie Drive, town public parking areas and nearby businesses that are closed during the festival.
This story was originally published September 1, 2023, 6:10 AM.
Matthews Social House opened this summer in an old bike shop in the heart of downtown Matthews. It’s the...
Matthews Social House opened this summer in an old bike shop in the heart of downtown Matthews. It’s the culmination of a three-year journey for owner Gary Murray, who modeled it after a local pub in his hometown of Limerick, Ireland.
Murray calls the Social House a “labor of love,” having done much of the renovation work himself while working part time bartending at a local country club.
“I wanted to create an Irish bar that looks like an Irish bar,” said Murray, who came to America at age 19 on an engineering scholarship. “The draft towers were imported from Ireland. The mirrors and whiskey barrels came directly from my old neighborhood bar in Ireland.”
What he couldn’t find in Ireland, he sourced through Facebook Marketplace. Lined along the back wall of the pub are refurbished church pews. The bar counter is made from 120-year-old floorboards from an Amish Mennonite Church in Ohio. The 100-year-old shelves came from a Monroe warehouse.
Murray and his business partner, Adam “Jacko” Jackson, have been planning the pub since just before the COVID-19 pandemic began. It was set to open last fall, hence the “Est. 2022” on a wooden sign that hangs by the front door, but permitting and other issues delayed the process.
It was worth the wait. Since opening in June, the pub and beer garden nestled on Charles Street just around the corner from Trade Street has taken off.
“When people come here for the first time, their eyes are just so big and their faces light up,” Murray said. “We call it a Social House because we want strangers to talk. We have the long tables because hopefully two groups will gather around and strike up a conversation.”
Inside, the 1,000-square-foot building holds about 50 people in an intimate setting with six tables and a bar. A pool table is the focal point – the only pool table in downtown Matthews, Murray said.
Outside is where all of the action is. The expansive patio area has seating for 180 people, with 10 long tables, eight six-person tables and 10 high top tables converted from old whiskey barrels designed to look like pints of Guinness – dark on the bottom with creamy white tops. There’s also a food truck, walk-up beer window, ice cream stand, cornhole and large wooden swing.
As for the food and drink options, Murray says they are “keeping it simple” with the food truck by offering a selection of three burgers— a cheeseburger, a Carolina BBQ burger and an Aloha burger with the pub’s signature crack sauce and pineapple — as well as fries.
The pub has a full bar and specializes in whiskey and bourbons from Ireland and other countries. The pints of Guinness are just like back in Ireland, Murray said, with the “perfect temperature and nitrogen blend.”
The pub is “very family-friendly,” Murray added, noting that both he and Jacko have young kids. “We wanted to create a community space where we could be proud to bring our families. It’s a little neighborhood pub in downtown Matthews, and we couldn’t be happier about bringing people together.”
Location: 105 W. Charles St., Matthews, NC 28105
Cuisine: American, burgers
This story was originally published August 24, 2023, 6:00 AM.
This list is curated by Charlotte on the Cheap, where you’ll find even more free and cheap things to do every day, and detailed by Denise Casalez.Matthews AliveLocation: Stumptown Park, ...
This list is curated by Charlotte on the Cheap, where you’ll find even more free and cheap things to do every day, and detailed by Denise Casalez.
Location: Stumptown Park, 120 S Trade St, Matthews, NC 28105
Time: 6-10 p.m., with the event continuing all weekend
Cost: Single tickets $2 each; all-you-can-ride wristbands $25 (Friday only)
Start off your Labor Day weekend with Matthews Alive, a four-day festival filled with family fun, games and rides. With shag dancing on the dance floor and all-you-can-ride wristbands in the carnival, there’s something for everyone. You can also check out special deals and grab dinner from over 25 food vendors. It continues throughout the weekend, with a parade on Saturday and more festivities Sunday and Monday.
Location: 4150 Yancey Rd, Charlotte, NC 28217
Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and again on Sept. 3, from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, and free beer if you bring your dachshund
Fans of great sausages will enjoy the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery’s Best Wurst Fest. There will be a sausage lineup that includes bratwurst, chorizo and more, a fun game of sausage toss (with prizes included) and live music.
Time: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost: Free admission, parking $6
The Whitewater Center is hosting a Labor Day celebration this Saturday and Sunday with trail races, yoga and live music. You’ll find more than 30 activities to do plus live music.
Location: starts at Hal Marshall, S College St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Time: 11 a.m.
Cost: Free entry
Celebrate the 22nd annual Charlotte Labor Day Parade in uptown Charlotte this Labor Day. The parade features local labor union floats, vehicles and marchers. There will also be car clubs, bands, businesses and more at the parade, as well.
Time: 7 p.m.
Every first Tuesday of the month, Petra’s hosts a night of fun piano karaoke and sing-alongs with Ryan Stamey. Pick a song and grab the mic — Stamey will accompany you on the piano while you take the stage. Sing your heart out, make requests or just sit back, relax and enjoy the show with a drink.
Location: 2730 Randolph Rd, Charlotte, NC 28207
Time: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Looking for ways to show your artistic side? Mint Museum Randolph is giving away free art kits. Learn more about symbolic animals in the art of Rosalia Torres-Weiner and use magic color-changing sheets to draw a jaguar or whatever pleases you.
Location: 4400 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Time: 5-9 p.m.
Cost: Free entry
Enjoy SouthPark’s free concert series, SouthPark After 5, at the Symphony Park. Every Thursday from Sept. 7 to Oct. 12, SouthPark after 5 is Charlotte’s a weekly happy hour and free entertainment event. Enjoy a cocktail, food and vendors while enjoying some tunes from Breakfast Club, an 80’s tribute band.
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This story was originally published September 1, 2023, 6:00 AM.
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