Welcome to the Holistic Wellness Center of the Carolinas – Research Based Functional Wellness

704.308.2557

Depressed & anxious? Volunteering reduces symptoms

Group of Volunteers - infection testing in charlotte

Depression and anxiety are hitting all-time highs these days, sending millions of Americans in search of relief. While many avenues reduce or eliminate symptoms, particularly functional medicine protocols that reduce chronic inflammation, one must still tend to the health of the psyche. One powerful but overlooked relief from depression and anxiety is to spend time [...]

Your gallbladder can cause gut and health problems

Organs - infection testing in charlotte

People tend not to think about their gallbladder unless gallstones become a painful and debilitating problem requiring surgery. However, your gallbladder could be causing gut problems or chronic inflammatory issues, even if you have no overt gallbladder symptoms. In fact, gallbladder issues are one of the most common reasons people have chronic gastrointestinal symptoms that [...]

Nine possible reasons why you can’t lose weight

Couple Walking Along The Beach - charlotte erectile dysfunction treatment

For some people weight loss is pretty straightforward: They just need to cut out sodas and sweets and hit the gym regularly. For others, especially those with a chronic health disorder, weight loss remains elusive despite and weight gain happens far too easily despite doing everything right. Weight gain and weight loss resistance are very [...]

Controversial new study reports statins useless

Older Couple Hugging - charlotte erectile dysfunction treatment

A controversial new study found that high cholesterol does not shorten life span and that statins are essentially a “waste of time,” according to one of the researchers. Previous studies have linked statins with an increased risk of diabetes. The study reviewed research of almost 70,000 people and found that elevated levels of “bad cholesterol” [...]

Gut problems can have different root causes

Person Holding Stomach - crohn's disease treatment in charlotte

In the world of functional medicine, it has long been known that gut health is paramount to the health of the rest of the body. For decades we didn’t fully understand why, although we knew the gut was the seat of the immune system and chronic inflammation. Now with the gut microbiome renaissance underway, we [...]

“Lazy” and no motivation can be due to inflammation

Frustrated Woman On Computer - crohn's disease treatment in charlotte

Many of us are pretty good at beating ourselves up when we have lost our motivation, calling ourselves lazy or worthless. But research shows laziness, or lack of motivation, can actually be a symptom of chronic inflammation. A natural state of health is to want to engage in life. If you don’t want to and [...]

What kind of brain inflammation do you have?

Frustrated Woman - crohn's disease treatment in charlotte

If you have a chronic health or autoimmune condition, chances are you also suffer from brain inflammation. Brain inflammation causes symptoms such as brain fog, fatigue, lack of motivation, and depression. We all have some degree of brain inflammation, but it can range from barely perceptible to debilitating depending on how advanced it is. What [...]

New study links PPIs to earlier death, chronic disease

Pills & Digestion Graphics - charlotte crohn's disease treatment

If you struggle with heartburn or acid reflux, you just pop some pills for that, right? Turns out regular use of drugs to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can lead to an earlier death. These disorders are some of the easier to manage using functional medicine protocols, so it’s unnecessary to risk shortening your [...]

Many doctors misdiagnose trauma as ADHD in some children

ADHD - charlotte autoimmune treatment

The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States has risen from 6 percent to 10 percent in the last 20 years. While childhood brain development disorders are on the rise overall — increasingly evidenced as a result of brain inflammation — newer research suggests some children exhibiting symptoms of [...]

New lab test in the works for chronic fatigue syndrome

Tired Woman - charlotte autoimmune treatment

Chronic fatigue syndrome — more correctly called myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) — is one of the more frustrating chronic illnesses because most doctors don’t believe it exists or that it’s a psychiatric issue. Despite symptoms that completely debilitate its victims, ME/CFS is often the butt of jokes or medical ridicule because there is no [...]

1 2 3 4 51 52
Holistic Wellness Center of the Carolinas
Holistic Wellness Center - charlotte hormone imbalance treatment