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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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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 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 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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5 Gut-Cleansing Foods to Add to Your Plate

  Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine.”   From regulating your hormones to providing a natural source of energy, the food we put in our bodies can create positive changes and reverse or minimize symptoms for a variety of chronic conditions.   Your gut, otherwise known as the gastrointestinal tract, […]

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The Link Between Autoimmune Disease & Gluten

  We expect our immune system to defend us against diseases. That’s what it’s there for.   However, for as many as 50 million Americans who have an autoimmune disease, this isn’t always the case.   An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system decides your healthy cells are foreign. As a result, your immune […]

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3 Natural Solutions to Keep Your Memory Sharp

Our brain’s ability to remember is an advantage many of us take for granted. Often, it isn’t until we begin to experience more rapid changes that we realize how important our memory is on a daily basis.   The Alzheimer’s Association projects that over 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease in the United […]

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The Connection between Stress and Acid Reflux

Did I pay that bill? Is my spouse angry with me? Am I performing my best at work?   Every day, we face situations, questions, and dilemmas that create stress in our bodies…and that negative energy doesn’t simply disappear without consequences.   Chronic stress can cause or exacerbate a multitude of physical health problems, including […]

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Natural Supplements to Ease Digestion

  What you experience in your body has a big influence on how you feel throughout the day…and there’s nothing like constipation, indigestion, or bloating to put a damper on your mood.   Whether you’re dealing with food sensitivities or irritable bowel syndrome, there are a host of natural supplements that can aid in easing […]

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The Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

   Chia seeds are the latest health craze in the world of wellness.   That’s right–those little black seeds aren’t only used to grow fur for chia pets from your childhood days.   Originating from the desert plant Salvia hispanica, chia was grown by Mayan and Aztec cultures in Mexico for centuries. In these ancient […]

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