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Treatment and Care for Your Skin

By John | Jun 21, 2018

Why is taking care of your skin so important? Your skin is your largest and fastest growing organ. It is a multitasker like no other with so many important functions, all of which are designed to help keep your body functioning properly. Your skin can also let your inner beauty shine no matter what age…

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An Integrative Medicine Approach to Fibromyalgia

By John | Mar 21, 2018

Fibromyalgia affects about 6 million Americans, causing chronic pain, fatigue, sleep issues, brain fog, depression and painful tender points throughout the body. Unfortunately, conventional medicine tends to focus only on managing your symptoms through pain medications and antidepressants. Integrative medicine, however, seeks to determine the root cause of fibromyalgia and other chronic diseases, by treating…

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What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

By John | Mar 12, 2018

Omega-3s exist within the larger umbrella of dietary fats. A lot of people tend to think of ‘fat’ in a negative context, but these types of fats are necessary and very healthy. We all need them in our diets, yet they tend to be lacking in most people’s diets.  There are three omega-3 fatty acids…

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Feeling Your Best During the Holiday Season

By John | Dec 20, 2017

We want to wish everyone a safe and fun holiday week.  As the year ends I’ve put together some of the most common health topics my patients bring up.  This time of year we usually start to think about how to be healthier.  We start making our resolutions, and exercise often tops the list of…

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Carolina Integrative Medicine & Boston Heart Team Up to Fight Heart Disease

By John | Nov 6, 2017

About two years ago we began to implement a comprehensive diagnostic health panel from Boston Heart Diagnostics.  What started as a test I ordered for patients with high cholesterol or at high risk for cardiovascular disease, has now become a test I want every patient to experience.   It starts with a basic lipid panel but…

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Renowned Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On the Real Causes of Heart Disease

By John | Jun 30, 2017

Read what Dr. Dwight Lundell has to say about the real causes of heart disease below:   We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a…

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Top 5 Reasons To Lose Weight

By John | Apr 29, 2017

With summer just around the corner, you may be thinking it’s time to start losing weight. You’re not alone! Many people come to us this time of the year for help managing their weight. Losing weight is going to help you look and feel better, but that’s not the only reason to do it. Unfortunately…

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Why Saliva Testing is So Important

By John | Mar 3, 2017

At Carolina Integrative Medicine it is our mission and philosophy to treat each individual as whole person and provide a means to bring a healthy balance to all of the systems that provide human vitality. We often hear symptoms from our patients that simply have not been alleviated in a medical facility which deals with…

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4 Reasons You Should Detox

By John | Feb 1, 2017

(Reposted from 1/29/2016) Most of us equate a detox with deprivation—or worse. We think hunger, weird food, juice and colonics. We might feel better at the end, but is it really worth the pain and suffering? I think this is why a detox has always been kind of an exotic thing to do. Only movie…

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