Anne's Articles

Inflammation: Squelch the Smoldering Fires


In the past few years there has been a growing collection of medical research pointing to inflammation as a common denominator of chronic degenerative diseases.  Medical researchers have known that inflammation plays a key role in conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and asthma.  Now researchers are seeing the involvement of inflammation in disorders as diverse as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer.

Fatigue and Women


Whether a woman is in her thirties or in her seventies, whether she is a mother or she is childless, partnered or single, working inside the home or out, one of the most frequent concerns a woman will bring up with her health care practitioner is that she is lacking in energy.  For some women their fatigue is a debilitating central feature of their life, whereas for the majority of women, fatigue is more a fact-of-life they have learned to contend with.

Dealing With Ticks

Ticks are common in all areas of NC although they are less prevalent in the NC mountains compared to the piedmont and costal areas.  The more time you spend outdoors the more likely you are to get a tick bite. NC has tick species active and capable of biting year round with April thru August/September as the most likely times to be bit by a tick in NC.