Allergy Relief Remedies

Our Favorite Natural Treatments for Fall Allergies

It’s that time of year, and if you have seasonal allergies, you may already be feeling your usual symptoms. The good news is there is help out there for those watery eyes and scratchy throats. Have you ever wondered exactly what allergies are and what causes them? Typical seasonal allergy symptoms include sneezing and runny […]

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Immune Boosters for Plant-Based Diets

Immune System Boosters for Plant-Based Diets

Are you dreading cold and flu season? Don’t worry! We have some plant-based diet-friendly ideas to help you boost your immune system with some blockbuster nutrients. Zinc helps the body to build white blood cells, reduces symptoms of colds and flu when taken within 24 hours, and lowers incidence of fevers and coughs. Vitamin C […]

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Family in CR

Spending time in nature…

Some of you know that I am spending this month of June in Costa Rica with my family.  It has been a wonderful experience so far.   One of the most valuable parts is that we are constantly in nature.  Our house is open to the outdoors, we walk around barefoot most of the time, we are […]

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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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