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 Nexton, SC 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 Nexton, SC 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 Nexton, SC GAINSWave® is the answer. Using low-strength soundwaves or shockwaves, GAINSWave® treatment in Nexton 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:
SUMMERVILLE — A Charlotte real estate company recently paid just over $12 million for nearly 24 acres in Nexton where a new mixed-use, grocery-anchored development will be built.Crosland Southeast plans to build a Publix supermarket and 351 apartments on the western side of Nexton Parkway where Brighton Park Boulevard now ends. The property is undeveloped without any streets.The site, called One Nexton, is directly across the road from a planned Harris Teeter supermarket and is less than a mile from U.S. Interstate 26....
SUMMERVILLE — A Charlotte real estate company recently paid just over $12 million for nearly 24 acres in Nexton where a new mixed-use, grocery-anchored development will be built.
Crosland Southeast plans to build a Publix supermarket and 351 apartments on the western side of Nexton Parkway where Brighton Park Boulevard now ends. The property is undeveloped without any streets.
The site, called One Nexton, is directly across the road from a planned Harris Teeter supermarket and is less than a mile from U.S. Interstate 26.
The sales agreement calls for at least 54,000 square feet of retail construction to begin by March 22, 2023, with two more phases and an additional 31,000 square feet of commercial development by one year later.
Publix announced in December it has leased property for the new store, but the Florida-based grocer did not say when construction will begin or how large the store will be.
If the Charlotte firm fails to start construction by the start date, the deed allows Nexton developer Brookfield Residential to repurchase the property at the original sales price.
Construction on the multifamily development is expected to start by late summer, with an opening in 2024.
Future phases will include a hotel, office space, additional retail and more apartments, according to a statement. In all, another 65,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space will be added.
Plans also call for an office core to be developed around One Nexton in about five to seven years.
The new project is part of Nexton’s effort to provide housing, services and job opportunities within its boundaries to allow residents to live, work, play and shop without long commutes, according to Brent Gibadlo, vice president and general manager of Nexton.
“One Nexton will create more employment and business development opportunities for Nexton while also providing meaningful spaces where people can connect and be active,” said Peter Pappas, managing partner with Crosland Southeast.
After One Nexton is completed, it will be connected to a network of parks and trails throughout the 5,000-acre Nexton development where as many as 7,500 homes could be built about 25 miles from downtown Charleston.
At the end of 2021, the subdivision, which is mostly in unincorporated Berkeley County, had 1,675 occupied homes and another 250 sold and under construction, according to spokeswoman Cassie Cataline.
At full buildout, Nexton could be home to 18,750 residents, larger than the current combined populations of Moncks Corner and Hollywood.
Just west of Nexton near the Nexton Parkway interchange at I-26 sits about 1,000 acres annexed by the town of Summerville in 2020. The tract almost abuts the One Nexton site.
It’s approved for up to 700 homes, and plans for the first 177 along Linda Way near Drop Off Drive have been presented to the town. Drop Off Drive is a frontage road between Nexton Parkway and Jedburg Road along the northern side of I-26.
New bank branch in NextonFirst Citizens Bank has opened a new full service, 4,500-square-foot branch in the Nexton development at the corner of Nexton Parkway and Cross Park Drive, at 107 First Citizens Way, Summerville.In addition to a staffed lobby, the full-service branch features a drive-through, ATM service, ample parking and a night depository. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.“Our new Nexton office is a significant investment in our community and a prominent add...
New bank branch in Nexton
First Citizens Bank has opened a new full service, 4,500-square-foot branch in the Nexton development at the corner of Nexton Parkway and Cross Park Drive, at 107 First Citizens Way, Summerville.
In addition to a staffed lobby, the full-service branch features a drive-through, ATM service, ample parking and a night depository. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
“Our new Nexton office is a significant investment in our community and a prominent addition to our bank. It symbolizes our long-term commitment to our customers in Nexton, Summerville and the surrounding area,” said area executive Reeves Skeen. “It also gives our customers even greater access to our products and services at this growing location. We’re excited about continuing to provide our special brand of relationship-focused banking at this new facility for years to come.”
The branch plans to hold a grand opening ceremony in January.
First Citizens operates 20 branches in the greater Charleston area and 130 locations across South Carolina.
Local store celebrates anniversary
A Summerville-based electrical supplies store has celebrated 25 years in the community.
City Electric Supply (CES) is a family owned business located at 320 E. Fifth N. St. It held a special event for the anniversary on Dec. 9 that included prizes, special promotions, raffles and food.
“Knowing that I opened this branch for City Electric Supply in 1996 and had the opportunity to help make it grow, it feels good to be a part of such an amazing celebration,” said branch manager Archie Winningham. “I want the customers to know just how much they mean to us here at City Electric Supply Summerville.”
Vendors were also on site to discuss the newest products, give demonstrations and answer any questions customers had.
Get fit in Goose Creek
Planet Fitness held its grand opening in Goose Creek on Dec. 17.
The fitness business is located at 214 Saint James Ave. and is open until midnight every day for workouts. Business operating hours are between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The company markets itself on creating a workout environment where everyone feels accepted and respected. Goose Creek Planet Fitness manager Taylor Vega said the location has certified trainers ready to help customers feel welcomed, whether they’re first-time gym users or fitness veterans. As of Dec. 16, the business had 500 members.
Planet Fitness has more than 2,000 locations around the country and outside of it, according to its website.
SUMMERVILLE – After a decade of playing professional ice hockey, Hunter Bishop wasn’t sure what the next chapter of his life would be.Getting into the meat and deli business certainly wasn’t at the top of Bishop’s post-hockey occupational list.Bishop, a former S.C. Stingrays hockey player, and business partner Devin Kelly opened a New York Butcher Shoppe at 502 Nexton Square Drive in Nexton Square off U.S. Highway 17A on Sept. 18.“Five years ago, if someone had told me I was getting into the...
SUMMERVILLE – After a decade of playing professional ice hockey, Hunter Bishop wasn’t sure what the next chapter of his life would be.
Getting into the meat and deli business certainly wasn’t at the top of Bishop’s post-hockey occupational list.
Bishop, a former S.C. Stingrays hockey player, and business partner Devin Kelly opened a New York Butcher Shoppe at 502 Nexton Square Drive in Nexton Square off U.S. Highway 17A on Sept. 18.
“Five years ago, if someone had told me I was getting into the meat and deli business I would have thought they were out of their minds,” said Bishop, who played for the Stingrays during the 2012-13 season. “This is definitely different from going to the gym and hitting the ice, but we are super excited to be in Nexton.”
Kelly’s family had been involved in the fast-food industry with Kentucky Fried Chicken, so the transition came natural for him.
“Devin has been looking for the right franchise concept to dive into and the New York Butcher Shoppe seemed like an ideal opportunity,” Bishop said. “With his KFC background, I think this was an easy an easy decision for him.”
In addition to select cuts of beef, chicken, pork, veal and lamb, the shop will offer prepared dishes along with a selection of wines and specialty items such as cheeses, exotic sausages and international groceries.
“I know that a lot of families started to cook more from home during COVID,” Bishop said. “We have a three-headed monster with the meats and seafood, the fresh prepared meals and then the wine and craft beer. This isn’t an ordinary butcher shop, it’s a one-stop shopping experience for people that want to plan their meals for the week.”
The New York Butcher Shoppe chain has nine locations in South Carolina, including three in its home base of Greenville. Others are on Daniel Island and the Isle of Palms and in Mount Pleasant, Columbia and Indian Land near Charlotte.
The Mount Pleasant shop is the original location, Kelly said.
Seven others are located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. The duo plans to open a new store in Savannah in the coming year.
“The corporate folks already had a lease in Nexton, so when we took over, we bought a territory down in Savannah,” Bishop said.
The butcher shop will be the 15th food-and-beverage venue to open in and around Nexton Square. Other restaurants in the shopping center include Halls Chophouse, Taco Boy and D’Allesandro’s Pizza.
“Nexton is a booming area that’s only going to keep growing,” Bishop said. “It’s the perfect spot for this concept.”
The shop will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
A new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant opened its doors in Nexton’s North Creek neighborhood, which is just outside the Cane Bay Plantation entrance on Sept. 17.
The Buffalo Wild Wings, which is located at 117 North Creek Drive is a new Center Stage Buffalo Wild Wings design with state-of-the-art video displays to watch your favorite sports teams.
The restaurant will offer its trademark chicken wings and 26 signature sauces and seasoning options, plus other fan favorites including burgers, chicken sandwiches and bevy of appetizers.
The new location will employ more than 100 full-time and part-time workers.
Buffalo Wild Wings will be open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sunday-Wednesday and 11 a.m. – midnight Thursday-Saturday.
The Columbus, Ohio-based Buffalo Wild Wings, which was founded in 1982, is the largest sports bar brand in the United States with more than 1,300 locations in 10 countries.
A new Mathnasium has opened up in Nexton Square.
Mathnasium is an international learning franchise with in-person and online math tutoring to help kids learn math through lessons and tutorials for grades K-12. It’s located at 500 Nexton Square Drive.
Tatum here. Did you know there’s a new Viva Chicken location in Nexton? If you love chicken, Peruvian food, or exploring Nexton’s restaurant scene, this spot should be on your radar.Viva Chicken is a Peruvian rotisserie chicken joint whose co-founder is from Peru. The menu includes bowls, salads, sandwiches, and rotisserie chicken or pollo a la brasa.I recently got to check out the new location in Sum...
Tatum here. Did you know there’s a new Viva Chicken location in Nexton? If you love chicken, Peruvian food, or exploring Nexton’s restaurant scene, this spot should be on your radar.
Viva Chicken is a Peruvian rotisserie chicken joint whose co-founder is from Peru. The menu includes bowls, salads, sandwiches, and rotisserie chicken or pollo a la brasa.
I recently got to check out the new location in Summerville. Keep reading for insider tips (read: what to order) + discover how you can Try This.
I tried the quarter chicken with yuca + plantains ($9.55), the maracuya juice ($3.25), and a churro ($3.50). My pollo a la brasa was crisped to perfection + I got the huacatay sauce for a bit of a kick.
When I bit into the yuca (which is like a potato) I thought I’d fried + gone to heaven. Pro tip: Dip the yuca in the huancaina cheese sauce or pair it with maracuya for a sweet and tangy complement.
If you’re craving pollo, order the quarter, half, or whole chicken with sides like cilantro rice, green beans, and plantains. The chicken is charcoal-fired + marinated in spices.The eatery has plenty of healthy options like the Andina Power Food or the Inca Wrap. Plus, the menu is 70% vegetarian with the option to add a protein.
Choose from three sauces (all made in-house daily):
And wet your whistle with one of three signature juices:
What we’re still talking about: I learned that Viva Chicken partnered with No Kid Hungry and donates 50 cents for every churro sold. Talk about a win-win.
Also, the outdoor patio was the perfect spot to eat. If it’s a nice day, order on the app ahead of time + enjoy your food in the sunshine.
There are several ways to get your fix — order through the Viva Chicken App, online, curbside, in-store, or over the phone. Pro tip: Download the app, make an account + start earning VivaPoints. Earn 750 points to reach Aji Status and receive $5 off, 2,000 points to reach Haucatay Status and receive $7.50 off, and 3,500 points to reach Rocoto Status and receive $10 off.
Getting there: After turning left onto Nexton Square Drive, turn left again when you see Poogan’s Southern Kitchen + Viva Chicken is up ahead. Luckily, there’s plenty of parking.
By Barry WaldmanYour chance to own a piece of Summerville’s TV production history has finally arrived. The four homes built by local builder, Hunter Quinn Homes for season 3 of HGTV’s “Rock the Block” series will be on the market for sale in early April. You can own a one-of-a-kind home in the award-winning Nexton Community designed by Fixer to Fabulous hosts Dave and Jenny Marrs, sisters Lyndsay and Leslie from Unsellable Houses, Egypt and Mike from Married to Real Estate, or Keith and Evan from Barga...
By Barry Waldman
Your chance to own a piece of Summerville’s TV production history has finally arrived. The four homes built by local builder, Hunter Quinn Homes for season 3 of HGTV’s “Rock the Block” series will be on the market for sale in early April. You can own a one-of-a-kind home in the award-winning Nexton Community designed by Fixer to Fabulous hosts Dave and Jenny Marrs, sisters Lyndsay and Leslie from Unsellable Houses, Egypt and Mike from Married to Real Estate, or Keith and Evan from Bargain Block.
These 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath, 3,500 spacious square foot homes are well-appointed and unique. Each HGTV team started with the same base floor plan and added their own unique touch to the Charleston-inspired home they worked on. That might mean French doors in an unexpected place, a space-age shower in the master bath, a stand-out feature wall found in no other house, or some other element that makes each house one-of-a-kind.
“Not only will the future owners of these homes have a unique story to tell about who designed their homes, but they will forever be tied to a significant piece of cinematic history in Berkeley County,” said Hunter Quinn Homes marketing director Krista Mott. Each team of design professionals was given $225,000 to design and style their home in just six weeks—and the results are breathtaking.
Local homebuilder Hunter Quinn Homes was chosen by show producers to build the houses in Summerville’s Nexton community, the top master-planned community in the nation in 2020 and the best mixed-use community in 2022, according to the National Association of Home Builders. The producers researched the area before falling in love with the community and determining that Hunter Quinn was the best builder to handle the compressed building schedule and high show standards.
“Hunter Quinn has and continues to establish itself as the builder of choice for its customers, trade partners, team members, and the community,” said Hunter Quinn’s vice president of Sales and Marketing, Jason Harper, “We have put in a lot of work into our systems and processes to make the experience the best it can be, and I believe that is why we were selected to be the builder of these homes for the TV show.”
Each house includes luxury items inspired by architectural features of the historic Charleston single-style house like a Charleston-style veranda that opens to a spacious side yard, Lowcountry staples like sweetgrass and driftwood incorporated into the home designs, and designer finishes that mimic the historic ornamental ironwork found downtown Charleston.
Potential buyers with an interest in purchasing one of these homes can visit the Hunter Quinn website for information on how to submit an offer once the homes are released for sale on April 9. Four lucky families will have the opportunity to purchase and live in homes designed before the eyes of millions of people by designers they know and love.
Situated in Berkeley County, in the heart of the Lowcountry, Nexton offers all the benefits of Lowcountry living—weather, culture, beaches, history—along with delightful livable neighborhoods that are seamlessly integrated with retail and commercial. The show highlights the beauty and charm of Nexton and Berkeley County.
“Rock the Block has been an opportunity to show the world an award-winning master-planned community sited right here in Berkeley County and share some of the many things we love about where we are so fortunate to live,” said Ashley M. Powell, deputy county supervisor. “Our outdoor recreation via attractions like Cypress Gardens, direct access to the Cooper River, Lakes Marion and Moultrie, and the Francis Marion National Forest is unmatched. In addition, we boast ample opportunities for quality places to work and live.
As Hollywood met South Carolina, the project presented many challenges to Hunter Quinn, like lining up subcontractors and materials quickly despite a labor shortage and supply-chain disruptions. In addition, builders had to work with the shooting schedule, occasionally having to re-enact work for the cameras. But the result is four homes that everyone is talking about—and four lucky families will own.
“We normally build houses in about 150 days. Then these guys show up and ask if we can build them in 60 and do it a little differently,” said Will Herring, founder and CEO of Hunter Quinn. “It was a challenge, but we like challenges. If we could do it all again we would—and without hesitation.”
For additional information about South Carolinas Builder of Choice, visit their website www.hunterquinnhomes.com.
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