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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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The Impact of Stress on Your Digestive System

Have you ever had a stomach ache when preparing to give a public speech…   Or felt suddenly nauseous before a big sports game…   Or have your bowel movements gotten out of whack when going through a stressful period at work?   There’s a reason we often use the phrase “gut-wrenching” when making stressful […]

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The Best PPI Substitute for Acid Reflux

Americans spend nearly $13 billion a year on both prescription and over-the-counter versions of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). From esomeprazole (Nexium) to lansoprazole (Prevacid), these PPIs are often used to treat chronic acid reflux.   In fact, researchers at Stanford have found that these drugs don’t simply turn off acid pumps in the stomach.   […]

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4 Diabetes Superfoods to Incorporate in Your Diet Today

According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, diabetes has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States, with over 30 million people suffering from the disease.   That’s 10% of the country’s population!   If you find that you or someone you love has received a diagnosis for diabetes, you know all too well […]

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5 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Digestion While Traveling

Travel–whether for work or pleasure–can provide numerous benefits, from exploring new cultures and environments, to trying new foods and meeting new people.   However, along with the many positive elements that travel can provide, like many things in life, there are a few downsides to the process.   For example, for those of you with […]

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4 Risk Factors for Autoimmune Disease

Almost 4% of the world’s population is affected by one of more than 80 different autoimmune diseases.   The most common of these diseases–in which the body’s immune system malfunctions and begins attacking healthy cells–include type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, and scleroderma.   Although no one wants to live […]

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4 Natural Ways to Soothe Arthritic Pain

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans now suffer from arthritis, meaning that one in five people over 18 have some form of the disease.   And every one of these 50 million America’s suffers from one of two types of arthritis.   The first type of […]

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4 Foods and Beverages Ulcerative Colitis Sufferers Should Avoid

 Oftentimes, many of us take for granted a healthy and well-functioning digestive system until we are faced with a disruption, such as a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis.   While IBS can be frustrating, Ulcerative Colitis–an autoimmune condition– can wreak havoc in the body. This condition causes long-lasting inflammation and sores in […]

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3 Forms of Exercise That Promote Healthy Digestion

  Aside from toning muscles and keeping your cardiovascular health in check, exercise can work wonders for a sluggish digestive system.   In fact, inactivity is one of the key risk factors for constipation.   Essentially, exercise causes food to move more quickly through the large intestine, and limits the amount of water absorbed from […]

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3 Signs of Autoimmune Disease to Watch For

  It’s estimated that autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans (source). In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up to 22 million.   These conditions occur when the body’s ability to tell the difference between self and nonself is hampered. The body creates autoantibodies that attack your normal healthy cells […]

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4 Tips for Minimizing IBS Symptoms

  If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you’ve got company.   IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with worldwide prevalence rates generally ranging from 10–15%. It also accounts for up to 12% of total visits to primary care providers (source).   IBS occurs when the muscles in your colon that […]

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5 Gut-Cleansing Foods to Add to Your Plate

  Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine.”   From regulating your hormones to providing a natural source of energy, the food we put in our bodies can create positive changes and reverse or minimize symptoms for a variety of chronic conditions.   Your gut, otherwise known as the gastrointestinal tract, […]

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The Link Between Autoimmune Disease & Gluten

  We expect our immune system to defend us against diseases. That’s what it’s there for.   However, for as many as 50 million Americans who have an autoimmune disease, this isn’t always the case.   An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune […]

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3 Natural Solutions to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Our brain’s ability to remember is an advantage many of us take for granted. Often, it isn’t until we begin to experience more rapid changes that we realize how important our memory is on a daily basis.   The Alzheimer’s Association projects that over 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the United […]

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The Connection between Stress and Acid Reflux

Did I pay that bill? Is my spouse angry with me? Am I performing my best at work?   Every day, we face situations, questions, and dilemmas that create stress in our bodies…and that negative energy doesn’t simply disappear without consequences.   Chronic stress can cause or exacerbate a multitude of physical health problems, including […]

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The Sun Protection Diet Mistake You Might Be Making

  Whether you have upcoming plans to visit the local pool, lake, or beach, you’ll likely be sporting a swimsuit and generally spending more time out in the sun this summer.   Many of us are warned throughout our lives about the dangers of UV rays and how important it is to wear sunscreen to […]

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