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 Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly, 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 Mount Holly, NC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Mount Holly 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:
Muddy River Distillery co-founder Robbie Delaney never thought he’d be able to quit his day job. Now, his rum distillery — the oldest in the Carolinas — is set to more than triple its footprint with a move to Mount Holly.Delaney and wife Caroline recently purchased the Mount Holly Cotton Mill for $1.3 million. The mill, built in 1875, is the oldest surviving textile mill in Gas...
Muddy River Distillery co-founder Robbie Delaney never thought he’d be able to quit his day job. Now, his rum distillery — the oldest in the Carolinas — is set to more than triple its footprint with a move to Mount Holly.
Delaney and wife Caroline recently purchased the Mount Holly Cotton Mill for $1.3 million. The mill, built in 1875, is the oldest surviving textile mill in Gaston County. It sits on a roughly 4.5-acre parcel at 250 N. Main St. in Mount Holly.
“We got a piece of North Carolina that is just irreplaceable,” he says. “We’ve got the building the town of Mount Holly was named after.”
The couple began saving with expansion in mind in 2019, after changes in North Carolina’s liquor laws allowed for the sale of unlimited bottles and mixed drinks on site. It took 18 months to lock down a property.
Norris Lamb with Premier South represented Muddy River. Taylor Barnes with The Nichols Co. represented the seller.
“We were a store and an educational experience, and now we’re a whole Saturday,” Delaney says. “We just want to hold on to that customer longer.”
They plan to invest roughly $2 million into the first phase of preserving and transforming the historic, 17,000-square-foot building. A separate, 3,000-square-foot building will be added for barrel-aging storage. The goal is to have the facility fully functional by spring 2024 — though Delaney says it could open in phases. That could mean events and festivals on site as early as this fall, for example.
Expect operations to span three floors. There’s a walk-in basement level where the three production stills — named Liberty, Independence and Democracy — will be located. Those stills can produce about 800 gallons, or 1,200 bottles, per operating day.
“We already have all of the equipment we need as far as manufacturing goes,” Delaney says.
One floor up will be a 5,000-square-foot cocktail bar that overlooks the production space. Two private event spaces on the second and third floors will overlook Dutchman’s Creek.
The 3,000-square-foot barrel house will hold around 800 barrels, aged from a week to 8 years old. That’s more than triple the distillery's current capacity. It will double as a wedding venue as well.
The property has over 700 feet of frontage on Dutchman’s Creek. Plans call for events, festivals, markets and concerts — with capacity of up to 4,000, Delaney says.
"It’s way above expectations. Now, I don’t know what’s next,” he says. “To know that space is now ours and I’ve got the rest of our lives to figure it out is huge.”
The Delaneys founded Muddy River in 2011, launching operations in a 500-square-foot space the couple found on Craigslist. By 2013, they had expanded into a 6,100-square-foot space in Belmont. They were sleeping in a tent and operating the still — Freedom — around the clock to keep up with demand. They could produce 35 bottles of rum a day.
This year, Muddy River is on track to produce 5,000 cases — or 60,000 bottles — of its silver, Queen Charlotte’s Reserve, spiced, coconut, coffee and basil rums. Delaney never thought they would outgrow the Belmont space; his ultimate goal is to become the first choice in rum for people in the Carolinas.
“It’s not just a following. It’s a loyal following that knows we make consistently good product. You couldn’t ask for more," he says.
Plans call for the Belmont location to remain open. It's about 10 minutes from the new Mount Holly site.
“I can’t foresee, with the growth trajectory we have, giving it up,” Delaney says. “This is a good spot for us, too.”
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to North Carolina boards and commissions.Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Appraisal Board:Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina State Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers:Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Arts Council:Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the N...
Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to North Carolina boards and commissions.
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Appraisal Board:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina State Board of Architecture and Registered Interior Designers:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Arts Council:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Carteret Community College Board of Trustees:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Catawba Valley Community College Board of Trustees:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Central Piedmont Community College Board of Trustees:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Edenton Historical Commission:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Council on Educational Services for Exceptional Children:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina State Board of Registered Environmental Health Specialist Examiners:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the Financial Literacy Council:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Human Relations Commission:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Interagency Council for Coordinating Homeless Programs:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Board of Landscape Architects:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual chair of the North Carolina Military Affairs Commission:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual chair of the North Carolina Museum of Art Board of Trustees:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Parks and Recreation Authority:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the University of North Carolina Center for Public Media Board of Trustees:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina State Health Coordinating Council:
Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the Vance-Granville Community College Board of Trustees:
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Forgive me if this sounds like half-baked culinary wisdom, but sometimes life is like a classic recipe.Timmy O’Shea of Mount Holly has a healthy appetite for life and cooking.“Because it’s fun to cook dinner,” the teen explained, whipping up tacos and brownies in the kitchen. “I enjoy doing fun stuff.”The recipe for any teen’s success is often only as good as its ingredients, including family, friends, and mentors like Amber Radford. Ti...
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Forgive me if this sounds like half-baked culinary wisdom, but sometimes life is like a classic recipe.
Timmy O’Shea of Mount Holly has a healthy appetite for life and cooking.
“Because it’s fun to cook dinner,” the teen explained, whipping up tacos and brownies in the kitchen. “I enjoy doing fun stuff.”
The recipe for any teen’s success is often only as good as its ingredients, including family, friends, and mentors like Amber Radford. Timmy has a developmental disability and Amber’s a community worker with One on One Care, Inc.
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“He always makes the best of every day,” says Amber, who’s worked with Timmy for seven years. “So, any time that he is around you, you are just happy no matter what.”
On this day, Amber guided him in the kitchen.
“So today Timmy and I are doing a cooking lesson. He got to pick the menu yesterday,” said Radford.
“Because I can cook tacos and brownies!” O’Shea said with enthusiasm.
In the process, he’s built a strong foundation of life skills.
Recently, O’Shea was one of five winners of the “Yes, I Can Award” presented by the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children. He was honored in the Independent Living category. Radford nominated him for the award.
“Getting really close to Timmy and being his worker and seeing him do all that growth academically, physically, socially, life skills… in all the areas just really puts a smile on my face,” she said.
“It feels amazing!” O’Shea exclaimed.
When they began working together, he was 12 and really shy.
“He’s a social butterfly,” Radford said of the young man today. “Nothing really gets him down and he’s up for literally trying anything.”
Outings together help boost his confidence. We tagged along as Amber took him on an educational bargain-hunting spree at the Rose’s Discount store in Belmont.
“Alright, what are we getting first?” Radford asks, prompting O’Shea as he looks at the shopping list she created. “He’s practicing a lot of money skills, obviously, and also following a list.”
“One, we’re done,” says Timmy, checking a box and moving on to the next item.“Card for Coach Kevin and Heather.”
Next up, gifts for Timmy’s Special Olympics bowling coaches.
“You are a really great coach,” he said, reading a greeting card.
Radford says there was once a time when he’d hardly speak to anyone at a store.
“You can make progress; it just may take a little time,” she told Queen City News. “I love that he’s the face of that, and that he’s that example for others.”
You can’t really put a value on their adventures… even when it’s as simple as making tacos.
“He needs life skills,” said Radford. “And working on getting him to do skills such as cooking, and safety awareness, and going on interviews and things like that that are really going to help him.”
“Taco Tuesday somewhere!” O’Shea says.
He still has much to learn. But he can also teach us something that transcends the kitchen.
“You can also learn to go with the flow and to adapt to life. And you can also just learn to be happy,” said Radford.
That’s both a recipe and the secret to life rolled into one.
“Delicious!” O’Shea says with pride.
Surf temperatures at the Jersey Shore should be approaching their annual peak about now, but on Thursday afternoon they were more appropriate to October than the hottest period of the year.And they could stay that way into the weekend, said Cameron Wunderlin, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly.“We’ve just been seeing ...
Surf temperatures at the Jersey Shore should be approaching their annual peak about now, but on Thursday afternoon they were more appropriate to October than the hottest period of the year.
And they could stay that way into the weekend, said Cameron Wunderlin, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service Office in Mount Holly.
“We’ve just been seeing really strong upwelling,” he said, referring to what happens when the warmer surface layers are replaced by the colder waters below.
This one got underway last week when the water temperatures off Atlantic City dropped from 77.7 degrees to 64.6 degrees in a 12-hour period from late on July 19 into July 20, then plummeted to 56.5 last Friday.
Temperatures rebounded somewhat during the weekend afternoons but have been hovering just above 60 degrees most of the time since Monday, according to the government’s official gauge. Normal for late July is 70 degrees, a level not reached since that night of the 19th.
“This is as long as I can remember temperatures like this,” said Jim Eberwine, longtime weather service marine specialist who now is the emergency management coordinator for Absecon.
The upwelling event was set off by the same winds from the South that baked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in the most intense heat wave of the season, which finally broke on Tuesday. Philadelphia set two temperature records, and so far at least five heat-related deaths have been reported.
Those steady winds, working in tandem with the spin of the Earth, chased the top warm layers farther offshore, making the cold water below an unwelcome summer replacement, said Michael Crowley, with the Rutgers University Center for Ocean Observing Leadership.
Upwelling events are common, pointed out Andrew Allegra, with the National Centers for Environmental Information. “We see this every summer at the Atlantic City location,” he said. And the chill isn’t record-level: Eberwine said surf temperatures dropped to 49 degrees during the blistering summer of 1988.
But this one has been particularly vigorous and persistent, Eberwine added.
After that break Tuesday as the winds took a northerly turn, the heat has made a modest comeback, and winds have been been blowing from a more southerly direction again.
Eberwine noted that surf temperatures also were below normal off the coasts of Long Island and North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
The winds are due to reverse direction again by Saturday with the passage of a front, but don’t expect the waters to respond immediately, said the weather service’s Wunderlin. Even with Tuesday’s cooldown and wind shift, the surf remained chilly.
Water responds more ponderously to changes than does the air, said Wunderlin, so it is possible the surf will remain on the cool side Saturday, and perhaps even Sunday: “It could take a few days.”
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Park expansions, greenways, and creek crossings could all be built in Mount Holly, but not without a cost.It would cost the City of Mount Holly more than $13 million, but it would also cost one retired couple 35 years worth of memories. A stretch of homes on East Catawba Avenue would be torn down to expand a portion of Veterans Park.Tina and Jeff Starnes got married in April of 1986 and by May, they moved into their home on East Catawba Avenue.“We raised three kids here....
MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) — Park expansions, greenways, and creek crossings could all be built in Mount Holly, but not without a cost.
It would cost the City of Mount Holly more than $13 million, but it would also cost one retired couple 35 years worth of memories. A stretch of homes on East Catawba Avenue would be torn down to expand a portion of Veterans Park.
Tina and Jeff Starnes got married in April of 1986 and by May, they moved into their home on East Catawba Avenue.
“We raised three kids here. You know, this is where everybody comes for their holiday meals and stuff,” Jeff Starnes said.
The City of Mount Holly reached out to the Starnes in the Fall of 2019, when the Park Bond plans were just getting started.
“We told them, we were not interested in selling at all, we had no interest in it, so we’d never, never discussed moving or any of that stuff,” Jeff said.
Close to a year later, the city made them an offer for their home based on the tax value rather than the market value. According to Zillow, the tax value of the Starnes’ home is far less than the current market value.
“We’re for parks in the city and the greenways, all the greenways. And, you know, we really enjoy it. We’ve taken part in the process and have gone to the planning meetings and stuff like that. We just never dreamed that they would do number one, you know, take our house from us,” Jeff said.
But nothing is for sure yet, it’s all based off of the outcome of the Park Bond on the November Ballot. The Mount Holly community has the power to vote yes or no, which would increase property taxes by about seven percent.
“Looking like a lot of the older people like us are not wanting higher taxes,” Tina Starnes said.
So although the Starnes want Mount Holly to become a better city to live in, they don’t want it to be at their expense. Jeff gave the city a number he would feel comfortable selling his home for, but still hasn’t gotten a response.
“We have roots here, I have trees that are as old when my kids brought home from Earth Day. We have our pets buried in the backyard.”
If the Park Bond does pass, five projects will be completed throughout Mount Holly, including new creek crossings, trails, and the expansion of Veterans Park.
For more information on the Bond, visit this link.
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