Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs: Get in the mood with fruits & veggies

Love Potions May Be As Close As Your Neighborhood Produce Bin Chocolate and oysters have long had a reputation as sexual superfoods, but if you’re on the prowl for a healthier love potion this Valentine’s Day, the fruit and vegetable experts at FruitAndVeggieGuru.com have an intriguing tip: replace that box of candy with a bag […]

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Nutritional Supplements – think twice before taking them

By Michael T. Smith There are so many different nutritional supplements on the market today. Most people are thoroughly confused about what they should or should not take. Many people are taking too many supplements; while some are taking the wrong nutritional supplements, and others may take nothing at all. Do we need to supplement […]

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Food Labels Revealed

By Michelle M. Dillon, ND Do you read food labels? Do you understand the information that is provided? Do you know how to apply the information to your food purchases This article will highlight some of the history, benefit, and shortcomings of food labeling. It will alert you to the most useful and revealing elements […]

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Nutrition and Brain Power

By Dr. Michael Smith, Naturopathic Physician with Carolinas Natural Health Center Good nutrition is the basis for vibrant health. Nutrition affects ALL aspects of our health, including physical, mental and emotional. Our bodies crave the naturally occurring nutrients in whole, unprocessed foods. When we provide our bodies with the nourishment they were designed for, we […]

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Allow me to Reintroduce The Concept of Good Health

By Dr. Kivette Parkes I recently took it up on myself, to start asking people if they thought they were in good health. Their answers were somewhat surprising and, it led me to a process of reevaluation and redefining the Concept of good health. For example, this is how three different people, all of whom […]

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Quick Tips to Help Manage Your Eating

Quick Tips to Help Manage Your Eating

Eating wisely is a process and doesn’t happen overnight. You’ll try different things with varying success and learn more about yourself and your body as you go. We’ve found a few tips and tricks that work for our clients, and we’d like to pass them along to you. As with anything else, take what works […]

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Weeds to Remedies: Garlic Mustard aka Alliaria petiolata

Spring has sprung here in Charlotte, NC!  The growth of many wonderful edible “weeds” are popping up all over our farm and I would guess your backyard! What’s exciting is that you can supplement your salad bowl and gain some health benefits as well.  First plant up is Garlic Mustard.  This tasty plant is in […]

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All about Oil Pulling

Oil pulling has been around for years, and consists of using oil, such as safflower, sunflower, or coconut, to clean your mouth. Many who regularly do it say that their teeth and gums are healthier and they feel better. The basic method is to swish oil in the mouth for a few minutes every morning […]

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How Much Sun Do You Need Anyway

How Much Sun Do You Need, Anyway?

Sunlight gives your body what it needs to produce vitamin D, a critical nutrient that protects you against osteoporosis, cancer, depression, and heart disease. One factor in seasonal depression is lack of vitamin D due to lack of sunlight in some areas. When sunlight hits your skin, a reaction allows the skin to produce the vitamin. […]

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SPECIAL UPDATE: Living in a Blue Zone

This special blog post is an important announcement from Dr. Michael Smith. Blue Zone: An area in the world where people live measurably longer lives.  In these regions, people reach the age of 100 at rates ten times greater than those in the United States. Currently, there are 5 Blue Zones. Dan Buettner researched these […]

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What Do Your Vital Signs Mean

What Do Your Vital Signs Mean?

Medical professionals use your vital signs, or “vitals,” to gauge the state of your health. They are a quick snapshot in time of what your body is doing and how healthy you are. Normal vital sign ranges are different due to health status, age, gender, and weight. Often, a change in vitals is the first […]

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7 Food Myths

So many healthy foods have been portrayed by the media as unhealthy, while other foods that are truly bad for us have been trumpeted as part of a nutritious diet. It’s difficult to know what to believe sometimes when it comes to healthy eating, and we thought it would be helpful to provide a short […]

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From Weeds to Remedies: Allergies

Preparing for Itchy, Sneezy, Stuffy, Runny, and Puffy Season Ahead With Dr. Dave Hamilton Cost is $20 March 27, 2014 at 6:30pm 1126 Sam Newell Rd Matthews, NC 28105 Purchase Tickets Online by clicking the link below: http://mkt.com/of-the-earth-wellness/weeds-to-remedies-allergies Urtica dioica aka Stinging Nettles For some spring is just a dreaded allergy explosion waiting to happen […]

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Foods That Help Alleviate Spring Allergies

You know you should eat nutritious food every day to stay healthy, but did you realize how important it is to eat properly when it’s allergy season? We’d like to offer you some ways to improve your diet that will increase your immunity and reduce hay fever and other symptoms of springtime allergies. Reduce omega-6, […]

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How Naturopathy and Homeopathy Can Help Itchy Eyes and Runny Noses

Allergies are caused by the body’s oversensitivity and overreaction to stimuli, such as dust, pollen, and certain foods. Most people run to a traditional doctor for help with allergies, but naturopaths and homeopathic health professionals know there’s much more to be done than merely prescribing medication. Naturopathy and homeopathy are often more effective than pharmaceuticals […]

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