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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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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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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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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 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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