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8 Common Myths About Osteoporosis

National Osteoporosis Foundation– 2006 Osteoporosis is an inevitable part of aging. Osteoporosis, for the most part, is preventable. Prevention of osteoporosis should begin in early childhood and continue throughout the stages of life. Building a strong skeleton during childhood, adolescence and young adulthood may help individuals avoid osteoporosis later in life. There are five steps […]

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Sleep Soundly Again

By Ranjit Deora Insomnia and fatigue are now considered America’s top health problems. Researchers have identified lack of sleep as a cause of serious disorders ranging from diabetes to high stress levels. The results show that it is taking a huge toll on the quality of life — and the health — of millions. Sleeping […]

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Staying Hydrated for Good Health

By Dr. Michael Smith, ND As I was traveling this past weekend and passing through several airports, I realized that I hadn’t been drinking much water. This was mostly due to the latest security restrictions limiting liquids in the airport and on airplanes. In the past, while traveling, I always packed a liter or two […]

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Handling Holiday and Winter Stress

By Dr. Michael Smith Stress during the holidays can lead to an increased susceptibility to colds and flu. Don’t let the joys of this holiday season become overcrowded by the stress of it. Here are some simple ways you can improve your enjoyment of this upcoming season: Water is an essential element to keep your body […]

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We would like to hear from you!

Please feel free to submit a question for one of our practitioners. We will respond to your question, and the answer may appear in a future Natural Health newsletter. Send your questions to questions@carolinasnaturalhealth.com What Testing Do You Do? At Carolinas Natural Health Center our Naturopathic Physician, Drs. Michael Smith, has the ability to offer most […]

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Why You Smoke

By Jennifer A. Gage PhD, CHt If you’re a smoker you already know the health risks associated with smoking. In fact, you’re may be tired of hearing just how bad cigarettes are from doctors, friends and family. You may also be tired of the smell, the hassles and the cost of cigarettes but you find […]

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Young at Heart

By Jennifer A. Gage PhD, CHt How old are you? Or more importantly, how do you think a person your age should act? One of the things that I’ve noticed repeatedly among my clients, friends and family members is that many of us have some very self-limiting ideas about how one should feel, think and […]

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A Look at Blood Stasis and Common Chinese Herbs for Treatment

By Darren Holman For the body to remain healthy it must be constantly moistened, nourished, and detoxified by an abundant supply of clean, fresh blood. When the blood does not circulate freely, known in Chinese Medicine as blood stasis, the body begins to show signs of disease. These signs include but are not limited to […]

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We would like to hear from you!

Please feel free to submit a question for one of our practitioners. We will respond to your question, and the answer may appear in a future Natural Health newsletter. Send your questions to questions@carolinasnaturalhealth.com I don’t have any health problems. Do you work with people who are healthy? The answer is absolutely yes! The quotation “prevention […]

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An Introduction to Tongue Diagnosis

By Darren Holman, L. Ac. Many people often wonder what their acupuncturist is looking for when they are examining their tongues during an office visit. Often people are embarrassed to stick out their tongue for another person. I hope that with this explanation of what we are looking for and what it tells us about the […]

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Help License Naturopathic Doctors

Take Action Now! We Need your help to license Naturopathic Doctors in North Carolina! Download YOUR Legislative Packet HERE! Do one of the following: – Write a letter (download sample letter) – Send an email – Make a telephone call   We are actively pursuing licensing of naturopathic medicine in North Carolina. Bill # H969 […]

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The Unmedicated Mind

Backlash against antidepressants is fueling new interest in alternative treatments. Excerpts from an article by Nancy Keates The Wall Street Journal online www.wsj.com July 13, 2007 …Spurred by the growing disenchantment with antidepressants, an increasing number of people are seeking treatment for depression, anxiety and eating disorders from naturopaths, acupuncturist and even chiropractors. At the same, […]

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Healthy Aging: Mind, Body and Spirit

By Darren Holman L.Ac, MAOM Chinese medicine views aging as the combination of three different processes; Weakening of digestive power that Chinese Medicine calls spleen energy deficiency. This diminishes the body’s ability to digest and absorb nutrition for the maintenance of the body. A decrease in this energy can lead to digestion and elimination problems, fatigue, shortness […]

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Parents turn to Naturopaths instead of Pediatricians

By Jean Enersen/KING 5 News NWCN, Seattle, Washington A survey by local researchers show 15 percent of naturopaths in Washington state provide regular care for children. SEATTLE – For some kids in the Seattle area, going to the doctor means visiting a naturopath. But is the alternative as good as conventional medicine for a child’s […]

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What is Applied Kinesiology

By Michelle M. Dillon, ND The foundations of applied kinesiology or AK started from the curiosity of a chiropractor by the name of George J. Goodheart, D.C., who discovered a pattern of weak muscles with different patients. At times, these muscles were inhibited or weak, only to test normal or strong after a period of […]

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