Fun in the Summer Sun – Protecting from Bugs

The long days of summer beckon us to spend time outdoors–dining al fresco with friends and family, playing outdoor sports and activities, and taking advantage of every opportunity to enjoy the sunshine. The joys of summer also bring greater exposure to the bugs of summer including mosquitos, ticks, and stinging insects such as wasps and […]

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Good oils for your health!

Your heart is one of the most vital organs you have. Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) are found in high amounts in cold water fish. These essential fats are ESSENTIAL to life, we have to ingest them, because we cannot make them on our own. Every single cell in our body uses these essential fats. […]

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What Goes In Must Come Out

Peter V. Swanz, ND, FHANP There are two things for certain that will be discussed when meeting with a naturopathic physician: nutrition and bowel function.  These topics are covered in depth regardless of the reason for making the initial appointment.  The nutrition component is to be expected.  I think most patients are eager to come […]

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Dr. Peter Swanz Joins Carolinas Natural Health Center

Carolinas Natural Health Center is happy to announce that Dr. Peter Swanz is now practicing in Charlotte. Dr. Swanz is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and has been practicing in Louisville, KY for the past 5 years. Dr. Swanz and I met on the first day of medical school at the Southwest […]

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Aging Gracefully through the Power of Nutrition

I am very excited to be bringing one of my best friends and colleague, Dr. Peter Swanz, to Charlotte to share his wisdom on the power of nutrition and healthy aging. This Friday, November 11th, at 7:30pm, Dr. Peter Swanz will be giving a free lecture on how you can be enjoying your life to […]

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Men’s Health

I have just joined the Movember movement which is all about Men and Men’s health during the month of November.  During this month myself and many other men will be growing a mustache to help raise awareness and support for men’s health and men’s cancer prevention.  In addition to growing a mustache (this will be […]

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The Richardson’s Journey Toward Health

One of the most rewarding parts of taking care of people is that you are able to watch their health and their lives improve. This is from one of our patients at Carolinas Natural Health Center.   Hey Dr. Smith- Thought you may like to read the brief article/post I wrote about our health. It […]

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A simple, guaranteed, cure for heart disease

Posted on September 28, 2011 by Dr. Jon Ritz Have any readers seen the new documentary film “Forks Over Knives” yet?  I’ve watched it twice!  90 minutes of sheer joy!  What a message of hope! Cardiovascular disease, which causes heart attacks and strokes, is the number-1 cause of death in America. Spoiler alert, I’ll give you the punchline:  People that […]

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Another Autism Trigger Discovered in Lyme Disease

Posted on September 28, 2011 by Dr. Jon Ritz Here, again, researchers are finding triggers for Autism.  I would simply like to repeat that Autism is not a disease with a single cause. This article in Fox news titled “Doctors Find Link Between Lyme Disease, Autism,” illustrates this point: that Lyme disease can be an immune trigger for the auto-immune disease we call Autism.  You might […]

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What to Eat!

People often ask me what should they eat to be healthier and while that is a complex question, there are certainly things that you should seek out and avoid at all costs. Here are my general guidelines: 1.  Stick with whole foods – these don’t come in a package and don’t have a label on […]

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WHY I RECOMMEND Kangen™Water

I recommend Kangen™Water to all of may patients, friends, family, and anyone who will listen.  Why?  I do so for a number of reasons: Kangen™Water has three important properties: high (alkaline) pH, 6x more hydrating (microclustered), and a powerful antioxidant (high-negative oxidation-reduction potential). Time tested quality: Kangen™Water is made from an approved medical device made […]

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Conventional Medicine- Not Always Healing

According to a recent report titled, “Death by Medicine”, “A definitive review of peer-reviewed journals and government health statistics shows that American medicine frequently does more harm than good.” Here’s the truth: 783,936 people die in the U.S. every year because of conventional medicine. This number surpasses deaths attributed to cancer (553,251/year) and heart disease […]

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Much Ado About Food Allergies

According to a study reviewed in Pediatrics and funded by an allergy advocacy group, Food Allergy Initiative, one in every thirteen children will be diagnosed with a food allergy. With these numbers rising, it’s time to take a step back and review the basics to determine where this all began, how to approach food allergies […]

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The Awesome Power of Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Research study in Health Day reports that Omega-3 fatty acids, along with blood thinning medications will help prevent the formation of future clots in heart disease patients even after the implantation of stents. According to the study, patients who received a dosage of 1,000 mg of Omega-3 fatty acids per day had improved clot properties, […]

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Has your child been diagnosed with Autism? Uncertainty about Autism Prevalence Endures.

A recent article brings up the debate once again: Are we seeing a rise in incidence because we’re more vigilant at diagnosing?  Or are we seeing more because it’s really increasing? This article introduces the subject: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705374734/Has-your-child-been-diagnosed-with-autism.html This article introduces the debate: http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pediatrics/Autism/27012?utm_content I believe it’s a bit of both. The first article opens by stating the prevalence: “Autism Spectrum […]

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