Thermography – March 23rd

..from Asheville Integrative Medicine

Book an appointment today!
A special Thermography clinic, conducted by Cindy Sullivan, CCT, Thermographer from Asheville Integrative Medicine, will be hosted by Bare Essentials Natural Market Monday, March 23rd.

Appointments are limited and we suggest calling 828-262-5592 to make an appointment as soon as possible. The initial scan is $149; if you’ve had an initial scan, follow-ups are $99.

Early Detection Saves Lives

Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI)

DITI is a 15 minute, non-invasive test. It’s a valuable procedure for alerting your doctor to changes that can indicate early stage breast disease and other diseases. The benefit of DITI testing is that it offers the opportunity of earlier detection than has been possible through breast self-examination, doctor examination or mammography alone.

thermographyDITI detects the subtle physiological changes that accompany breast pathology, whether it’s cancer, fibrocystic disease, an infection or a vascular disease. Your doctor can then plan accordingly and lay out a program to further diagnose and/or monitor you.
What to Expect

  • Non-Invasive
  • No radiation
  • Painless
  • No contact with the body
  • F.D.A. registered

This quick and easy test starts with your medical history being taken before you partially disrobe for the scanning to be performed. This first session provides the baseline for your “thermal signature.” A subsequent session assures that the pattern remains unchanged. All of your thermograms are kept on record and once your stable thermal pattern has been established, any changes can be detected during your routine annual studies.

Who Can Benefit

Everyone can benefit from DITI screening. However, it’s especially appropriate for younger women (30-50) whose denser breast tissue makes it more difficult for mammography to be effective. It’s also beneficial for women of all ages who, for many reasons, are unable to undergo routine mammography. This test can provide a ‘clinical marker’ to the doctor or mammographer that a specific area of the breast needs particularly close examination.

It takes years for a tumor to grow, thus the earliest possible indication of abnormality is needed to allow for the earliest possible treatment and intervention. DITI’s role in monitoring health is to help in early detection and monitoring of abnormal physiology and the establishment of risk factors for the development or existence of cancer. When used with other procedures the best possible evaluation of tissue health is made.

Early Detection Guidelines

Using a combination of methods will increase your chances of detecting cancer in an early stage. These methods include:

  • Annual DITI screening for women of all ages.
  • Mammography, when considered appropriate for women who are aged 50 or older.
  • A regular breast examination by a health professional.
  • Monthly breast self-examinations.
  • Personal awareness of changes in the breast.
  • Readiness to discuss quickly any such changes with a doctor.

These guidelines should be considered along with your family and medical history.
This information was provided by Meditherm Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging

DITI has been recognized as a viable diagnostic tool since 1987 by the AMA Council on Scientific Affairs, the ACA Council on Diagnostic Imaging, the Congress of Neuro-Surgeons in 1988 and in 1990 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Saving You Money In March!

We’ve cut prices to save you money on the Everyday Essentials you need!

These items are on sale throughout the month of March, and once April rolls around they’re gone. So grab them while they last. No coupon required. Pick up a flyer in our store and start saving today!

HotSheet_March Be on the lookout for a new flyer each month when we’ll feature 12 items from the shelf at unbelievable prices to save YOU money!

Have questions? Ask any friendly Bare Essentials Associate for details.





Harvest Report: Local Organic Produce

Check our produce department for new arrivals from local farmers.

fresh organic local produce

Mache (Corn Salad) Ashe County
Tatsoi and Bok Choy
, Ashe County
Spinach /Ashe County

                         Just to name a few.

Appalachian Grown Local Produce

Look for these fresh, organic fruits & veggies… (while supplies last)

 <<Just In>>Mache (Corn Salad) Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

Tatsoi Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Spinach Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

Bok Choy Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

<<Just In>> Green Onions Blue Ridge Organics, Ashe County

  New Life Farm Carrots

Working with local farmers we are able to offer the freshest,
local organic produce grown!


 ~ Hydroponic Lettuce and Spinach Hanging Gardens Farm

local organic produce

All of our produce is either Certified Organic
or grown using sustainable, organic practices
unless others wise stated.

Never Conventionally Grown

~ German Hardneck Garlic New Crop!  Sarah Greene

local organic produce

~ Micro Greens Market Mix, Arugula and Assorted Herbs Sunshine Cove Farm Sunshine Cove Farm Micro Greens

~ Regional Produce  ~

North Carolina Sweet Potatoes

North Carolina Turnips


You’ll find Beans, Black Eye Peas & Baking needs in our Bulk Section

Browse through our recipe files!

 Come on by and support the local farmers and your community!

Direct from the farm, local veggies are being delivered almost daily. The farmers we buy from use organic farming methods which preserve farmland and cultivate healthy soils.

Check Out Our Staff Picks For March!

Curious to see what we’re addicted to this month?
Here are some of our Staff Picks for February…


New-Chapter-Cinnamon-Force-New Chapter Cinnamon Force

Hannah – Wellness Consultant & Demo Liason

In the wellness department I like the new chapter product Cinnamon force. I know the product is potent and the soft gels can double a breath mint when you bite into it. Cinnamon is good for hypo glycemia and hyper glycemia. I have had positive results with it.


Bragg-Salad-Dressing-Ginger-and-Sesame-074305031120Bragg Ginger & Sesame Salad Dressing

Ben Henderson – General Manager & Co-owner

My pick is the Bragg Ginger & Sesame Salad Dressing. Bragg makes great vinegar and amino acids—icons we’ve had in our kitchen for over 25 years. This dressing has just the right combination of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Organic Olive Oil, Liquid Aminos and, of course Ginger and Sesame! It’s light but flavorful and plain tasty.


                                                                  Alaffia African Black Soap Vanilla Almond


Olivia DeKeyzer – Wellness Department Manager

I love the black soap by Alaffia, especially in Vanilla Almond. It has a nice warming scent that is perfect for the colder weather. Black soap is a gentle natural detoxifier, plus it can be used as a shampoo, body wash, shaving soap and more! Alaffia is a very socially conscious company that donates money to many causes, including building schools and birthing centers in Togo, Africa. Buying products from Alaffia makes me feel good about what I am using because I know that it’s doing good for my skin, as well as helping to enrich other peoples lives!

Save The Honey Bee


Last summer our Bee Aware science team won a national science competition and was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Christopher Columbus Awards Foundation. Our project, which will be completed in June, is a protected, honey bee habitat, situated on one of Grandfather Mountain’s scenic lower meadows.
We chose to partner with Grandfather Mountain, not only because of their pristine location, but also because we thought it was the perfect place to spread awareness of the bee plight. With over 250,000 annual visitors, it is one of North Carolina’s top tourist attractions. The Honey Bee Haven will be surrounded by native plants which will bloom at various times of the year providing pesticide free, nutritious forage, for the bees. The property is surrounded by state park land. A wide mulched walking trail will wind around the habitat and will be a featured stop for 2,500 school children on educational tours led by Grandfather Mountain rangers each year.
Our team also created a North Carolina specialty, “Save The Honey Bee” license plate. Revenue from this plate will help fund educational outreach materials and other ongoing expenses related to the habitat, as well as supporting honey bee research at NC State University. 

But we need your help. In order to have our plate pass as a bill, in the state legislature, the DMV requires us to get 500 orders by April 1stThe cost for this plate is just $15. (pictured below)

Please help us bring more awareness to the plight of our state insect by ordering a plate. (Application can be downloaded here…)

Forward this email to your friends, family, neighbors, and anyone who lives in North Carolina who you think might be interested in buying a plate and supporting this cause. 

If you were unaware of the bees plight, watch our video below, and hear a cool song we created to spread awareness!

You can pick up a “Save The Honey Bee” license plate application at Bare Essentials Natural Market today! Stop by Bare Essentials Saturday, March 7th, and learn about the bees plight from the Bee Aware Science Team themselves.

~ Jenny Fitzpatrick and the Bee Aware Science Team