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Eating Consciously During the Holiday Season

By John | Dec 7, 2015

Here we are at the midst of the Holiday Season once again. It can be a time of joy, fun, gratitude, love, kindness and lots of events with family and friends. But it can also be, as we have probably all experienced, a time of stress, deadlines, over-working, over-eating and a tendency to just plow-through,…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2015

By John | Sep 25, 2015

As we approach October we will once again be encouraged to target breast cancer, its devastating statistics, the importance of early detection, and the ongoing research to create a cure. 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…

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New Routines May be Good Insurance

By John | Aug 28, 2015

Fall is upon us. School has started. It’s time to get back into the routine of things. But maybe some of those old routines need to be re-thought or given new perspective. Maybe some changes in routine will lead to healthier outcomes. My patients who have talked to me about taking charge of their own…

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The Importance of Neurotransmitters in Brain Health

By John | Jun 26, 2015

June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month It is Alzheimer’s awareness month, and I am glad to see that those who continue to educate us about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have included brain awareness month in their title. We are learning more and more everyday about brain function and health. It is becoming clear…

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From The Desk Of Dr. Duffy

By John | May 22, 2015

I want to take this opportunity to let my patients know how much I appreciate the overwhelmingly positive response my office has received to the implementation of the Integrative Medicine Fee. It was a necessary administrative plan on our part and to have so many of you understand and communicate that you want to continue…

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Carolina Integrative Medicine Heartfelt Appreciation

By John | Apr 3, 2015

Carolina Integrative Medicine recently received a heartwarming letter from one of our patients. She encouraged me to share it with others so I am including it in my April newsletter. Charlotte exemplifies an Integrative Medicine patient who has taken responsibility for her health and well-being in the context of a supportive and effective physician-patient relationship.…

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Feeling Your Best during the Holiday Season Part 4

By John | Dec 19, 2014

Drink More Water Water is so important; it’s actually reason #1 on why we experience low energy and weight gain. Water is to weight loss as donuts are to weight gain. If your diet is generally pretty good and you are not overeating, you may need to increase the amount of water you are drinking.…

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Feeling Your Best during the Holiday Season Part 3

By John | Dec 5, 2014

Avoid Stress Most of us can’t imagine living without excessive stress. We see it as a natural part of our life, or we might even believe we function better under stress. But this is simply not true. Just to be clear, I’m not saying that you should never have any stress in your life. Some…

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Feeling Your Best during the Holiday Season Part 2

By John | Nov 28, 2014

Be Wary of Processed Foods “Processed foods” is a very vague term. Cooking, dehydrating, freezing, drying or smoking are all forms of processing food, but these forms of processing are not so much a problem. The type of processed food you really need to stay away from is junk food, and I don’t have to…

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