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We are Carolinas Natural Health!  We’ll be sharing lots of great information on living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Please visit our site at www.carolinasnaturalhealth.com for additional information on how we can be of service to you! Thanks for visiting. Dr. Mike

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The Magical Tonic Recipe to Reduce Inflammation

(Source) Autoimmune disorders occur when the body attacks itself via immune cells and inflammatory chemicals. If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder such as Ulcerative Colitis, Diabetes, and Rheumatoid Arthritis, you know firsthand what it feels like to experience inflammation. That’s why finding natural solutions to reduce inflammation, such as turmeric, is key. Turmeric has […]

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Got Food Allergies? Try These 3 Recipe Alternatives

(Source) What we put into our bodies is fundamental to our health. Food can either be medicine or poison–and what could be considered as medicine for one person can be poison to another. Researchers estimate that nearly 15 million Americans have food allergies–and that number continues to grow. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

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Probiotics

3 Reasons to Add Probiotics to Your Daily Routine

Perhaps you’ve noticed the probiotics section at Whole Foods taking up more shelf space over the years. Or you’ve had a friend suggest taking probiotics over other medication to ease symptoms of a health condition. Regardless of the exact reason for why your interest in probiotics has peaked, there’s no denying that it’s there–and you […]

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3 Underlying Causes of Excessive Gas

We’ve all totally been there. Whether it’s attempting to (inconspicuously) relieve your bloated stomach on your morning commute to work on the bus… Or accidentally letting one loose in the middle of yoga class (oh, the horror!)… Passing gas is a natural fact of life–and the sign of a normal and healthy digestive system. However, […]

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Add These 3 Ingredients to Your Smoothies for a Healthy Gut

Who doesn’t like starting their day off with a flavorful and fresh smoothie?   If you self-identify as a smoothie fan and have a goal of achieving better gut health, why not aim to include ingredients that can accomplish just that?   Read on to learn more about three smoothie ingredients that ensure better digestive […]

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The Impact of Stress on Your Digestive System

Have you ever had a stomach ache when preparing to give a public speech…   Or felt suddenly nauseous before a big sports game…   Or have your bowel movements gotten out of whack when going through a stressful period at work?   There’s a reason we often use the phrase “gut-wrenching” when making stressful […]

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The Best PPI Substitute for Acid Reflux

Americans spend nearly $13 billion a year on both prescription and over-the-counter versions of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). From esomeprazole (Nexium) to lansoprazole (Prevacid), these PPIs are often used to treat chronic acid reflux.   In fact, researchers at Stanford have found that these drugs don’t simply turn off acid pumps in the stomach.   […]

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4 Diabetes Superfoods to Incorporate in Your Diet Today

According to the 2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report, diabetes has grown to epidemic proportions in the United States, with over 30 million people suffering from the disease.   That’s 10% of the country’s population!   If you find that you or someone you love has received a diagnosis for diabetes, you know all too well […]

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5 Tips for Maintaining Healthy Digestion While Traveling

Travel–whether for work or pleasure–can provide numerous benefits, from exploring new cultures and environments, to trying new foods and meeting new people.   However, along with the many positive elements that travel can provide, like many things in life, there are a few downsides to the process.   For example, for those of you with […]

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4 Risk Factors for Autoimmune Disease

Almost 4% of the world’s population is affected by one of more than 80 different autoimmune diseases.   The most common of these diseases–in which the body’s immune system malfunctions and begins attacking healthy cells–include type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, psoriasis, and scleroderma.   Although no one wants to live […]

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4 Natural Ways to Soothe Arthritic Pain

  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans now suffer from arthritis, meaning that one in five people over 18 have some form of the disease.   And every one of these 50 million America’s suffers from one of two types of arthritis.   The first type of […]

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4 Foods and Beverages Ulcerative Colitis Sufferers Should Avoid

 Oftentimes, many of us take for granted a healthy and well-functioning digestive system until we are faced with a disruption, such as a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Ulcerative Colitis.   While IBS can be frustrating, Ulcerative Colitis–an autoimmune condition– can wreak havoc in the body. This condition causes long-lasting inflammation and sores in […]

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3 Forms of Exercise That Promote Healthy Digestion

  Aside from toning muscles and keeping your cardiovascular health in check, exercise can work wonders for a sluggish digestive system.   In fact, inactivity is one of the key risk factors for constipation.   Essentially, exercise causes food to move more quickly through the large intestine, and limits the amount of water absorbed from […]

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3 Signs of Autoimmune Disease to Watch For

  It’s estimated that autoimmune conditions affect over 50 million Americans (source). In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up to 22 million.   These conditions occur when the body’s ability to tell the difference between self and nonself is hampered. The body creates autoantibodies that attack your normal healthy cells […]

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4 Tips for Minimizing IBS Symptoms

  If you suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), you’ve got company.   IBS is the most common functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder with worldwide prevalence rates generally ranging from 10–15%. It also accounts for up to 12% of total visits to primary care providers (source).   IBS occurs when the muscles in your colon that […]

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