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Weight Loss & Hormone Imbalance

By John | Jan 26, 2017

With the holidays well behind us now, many of our patients are coming in trying to make good on New Year’s resolutions. At the top of the resolution list is weight loss; an important goal to work towards not just because of the health risks associated with excess weight, but also the more obvious feelings…

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Answering Some Questions About the HCG Diet

By John | Jan 6, 2017

The holidays are behind us now and we’re ready to make this a great year!  This time of year, lots of people really want to ‘get in shape’, take care of their bodies and just feel better. For those who struggle with their weight, it’s the time of year to finally do something about it.…

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The Role of Thermography in Breast Health

By John | Oct 14, 2016

  Why Thermography At Carolina Integrative Medicine we are using a state-of-the-art Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging machine.  From the moment I was introduced to thermography over 5 years ago, I knew that this non-invasive, highly accurate means of viewing the body and the effects of inflammation on the body’s cells needed to become a part…

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Breast Health Awareness Month 2016

By John | Sep 23, 2016

This year in the context of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I want to reiterate the mission of Carolina Integrative Medicine which can be summarized as enabling patients to become partners with their healthcare providers to take responsibility for their on-going health and vitality. The focus of this blog is what does it mean to take…

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Omega-3 Supplementation for Kids

By John | Aug 4, 2016

“Only 22% of children are getting adequate  levels of omega-3 essential fatty acids” I have written a lot of blog articles talking about nutritional supplements and healthy eating. These articles tend to reflect how my family lives and how our quality of life and well being have improved over the years. I have seen similar lifestyle changes…

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Hormone Retesting

By John | Jul 5, 2016

  When Should You Retest Your Hormone Levels? When we create a treatment plan for our patients, it is essential to test hormones to establish a baseline of where your hormone levels are.  This baseline is how we determine the best way to create an individualized treatment plan.  But how often and how frequently should…

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4 Essential Supplements Everyone Should Take

By John | Apr 11, 2016

Recently I stumbled across this great article from Dr. Amy Myers, MD.  Dr. Myers is a renowned leader in integrative medicine and a New York Times Bestselling author.  Like me, she gets asked all the time which supplements people should be taking.  Of course every individual is different and requires a different regimen of supplements.…

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Cortisol Levels and Allergies

By John | Feb 26, 2016

Spring is arriving. Will you be one of the many who experience increased fatigue, headaches, itchy eyes, sneezing and congestion? This surge in these symptoms is a sure sign that allergy season has arrived. Allergies are one of the most common concerns in the United States with hay fever being the 5th leading chronic disease…

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Looking Toward the New Year

By John | Dec 28, 2015

It’s that time of year when the holiday parties and celebrations are winding down. And we are all starting to plan for a great 2016. Personal resolutions are the natural extension of our hopes for the New Year. For many of us those hopes and plans include our health. We want to ‘get in shape’,…

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