Sneezing, Runny Nose, Itchy Eyes… Oh My!

Have you been experiencing any of these lately? How about several natural remedy solutions for your seasonal allergies? First, let’s look at what allergy symptoms are and why we get them. The symptoms we experience: itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, and congestion, are all immune responses that our body produces to protect us. When […]

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Winter Immune Support

Here are the recommendations and the products we find to be consistently helpful during the winter months for both preventing and fighting infections. These are only recommendations and everyone should consult with their own physician before starting any treatment plan. Most of the following products are available through our online store ( or at our […]

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Creating the Holiday Experience you Dream About!

Dr. Kilbane is teaming up with Nancy Gordon, PhD to present “Creating” the holiday experience you dream about. Use the power of your thoughts and intentions to reform family holidays from one you “get through” to one you look forward to. We will teach you simple techniques based in physics on just how powerful our […]

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Health benefits of eating organic “clean” produce

Intuitively, most of us know that eating foods without chemical pesticides and fertilizers has to be a healthier option.  However, as a medical professional, everything that comes out of my mouth must be backed up with data, right?  So here it is. 1.  Pesticides are toxic by design.  They are created expressly to kill living organisms […]

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Food Sensitivity Testing

There is a direct connection between what you eat and how you feel. Are you reacting to some of the foods you are eating and don’t know it?  Almost all of us have developed food sensitivities; immune reactions to certain foods you eat.  These reactions are delayed and can take several hours to several days […]

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Farm Fresh Eggs – CSA starting July 25th!!

Eggs are a wonderful source of nutritious protein, but most of the eggs you find at the grocery store come from sickly chickens. Anytime you are consuming animal products you must consider the health of the animal. The healthiest chickens are those running around in the pasture eating bugs and grubs as they are supposed […]

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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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