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We are Carolinas Natural Health!  We’ll be sharing lots of great information on living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Please visit our site at www.carolinasnaturalhealth.com for additional information on how we can be of service to you! Thanks for visiting. Dr. Mike

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How Your Menstrual Cycle Affects Your Acid Reflux

If you are a part of the 50% of the world population that possesses the XX chromosomes and haven’t gone through menopause, you most likely have a menstrual cycle every month.   Along with mood swings, cramping, bloating, and fatigue, if you suffer from acid reflux, you may also experience an increase in symptoms such […]

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The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

   Chia seeds are the latest health craze in the world of wellness.   That’s right–those little black seeds aren’t only used to grow fur for chia pets from your childhood days.   Originating from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, chia was grown by Mayan and Aztec cultures in Mexico for centuries. In these ancient […]

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4 Summer Recipes for Acid Reflux Sufferers

It’s summertime, and the living is easy… and delicious! Who doesn’t love taking advantage of the in-season fruits and vegetables, or occasions to indulge in potato salad and blueberry pie at a family gathering?   If you suffer from Acid Reflux and GERD, you know all too well that indulging in certain dishes (such as […]

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Natural Bug Repellent Recipes for Gardens

With the arrival of summer, most home garden enthusiasts have either already planted their fruits and veggies or are planning to do so very soon.   There’s a special thrill that comes along with harvesting your own food.   Until the bugs get involved.   Every year, North Americans use an estimated 136 million pounds […]

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3 Acid Reflux Risk Factors to Be Aware Of

Maybe you grew up hearing a parent complain about constant heartburn.   Or perhaps your best friend is always popping TUMS after meals to help with her indigestion.   If you know someone who suffers from GERD and acid reflux–particularly if it’s a blood relation–you may wonder what factors can make you susceptible to potentially […]

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6 Houseplants for Purifying Indoor Air

  Most interior designers will be the first to tell you that adding plants to an indoor living or working environment will greatly improve the dynamics and overall feel of the space.   On the one hand, it’s the added aesthetic effect.   What many people don’t realize is the powerful role plants can play […]

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5 Tips to Manage Acid Reflux While Traveling

As amazing of an experience as travel can be, it can throw you for a loop.   Changes in environment, constant movement, and different cuisine options can be especially challenging for those suffering from chronic conditions such as GERD or acid reflux.   The good news is that if you remain mindful and plan ahead, […]

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How to Use Castor Oil as Topical Pain Relief

    If you take a look at the ingredients label on the soap and shampoo products you use on a daily basis, you’ll probably notice castor oil as a common ingredient.   Castor oil–with its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties–is a popular component used for a variety of purposes. From serving as a natural […]

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5 Ways to Stay Clear of Acid Reflux Trigger Foods

    There are certain combinations we know can lead to disastrous consequences.   Oil and fire. Alcohol and painkillers. Toddlers and Sharpies.   If you have been diagnosed with acid reflux, you may already be aware of the particular foods you need to avoid to prevent a flare-up of symptoms.   Sure, there’s a […]

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Do You Have These 5 Unusual Symptoms of Acid Reflux?

  When you think of acid reflux, your mind may travel to commonly associated problems—heartburn, nausea, bloating, and hiccups. But what you may not know is that there are a number of unusual symptoms of acid reflux.   In fact, some people can suffer from acid reflux without recognizing its manifestations or knowing what is […]

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How to Use Garlic to Boost Your Health

  Garlic has been used medicinally, and as a culinary ingredient, for over 5000 years. Modern medicine is beginning to confirm what ancient wisdom — and your grandmother — always knew: garlic is a powerful way to get and stay healthy.   This article will go into detail about just a few of the ways […]

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5 Delicious Homemade Juice Recipes

  March means it’s time for spring cleaning. And there’s no better way to clean (and maintain) your body than with fresh fruits and vegetables.   Juicing is an easy, convenient, and tasty way to ensure you get the vitamins your body needs and wants.   Getting started with juicing can feel daunting to many, […]

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