Anne’s Articles

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)

LDN is an off label use of naltrexone, a medication that is FDA approved for opioid dependence or alcohol dependence, as it is a strong opioid antagonist.  For its approved FDA use, Naltrexone is dosed 50 to 300mg/day. Low dose naltrexone uses 0.5 to…

Diet for Chronic Illness and Immune Support

Overcoming a chronic illness requires a multi-faceted approach.  One of the foundations to healing is to support an optimum functioning immune system and to limit harmful inflammation throughout the body.  Your diet and nutritional status are central players in achieving…

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.…

Magnesium, Essential to Health

Sometimes in medicine tough problems have simple solutions. Those of us who practice integrative medicine have a profound respect for the wisdom of these bodies we inhabit. We see over and over that despite all the things that can go…

Optimizing Your Thyroid

Every cell and organ in your body depends upon thyroid hormones for proper functioning.  It is the thyroid gland, a butterfly shaped gland at the base of the throat, that produces the hormones which regulate the basic metabolic rate of…

Coconut’s Comeback

After decades of banishment, coconut oil is again being recognized as a healthy dietary oil.  Coconuts and their extracted oil have been a valued food source for many cultures, spanning many centuries.  The common misconception that coconut oil, a medium…