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Digestion help for the holidays!

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

We are just days away from the beginning of holiday season. Starting with Thanksgiving it can be one eating and drinking fest after another until January 1st.  Understandably celebration and friends and food and drink are all a part of the season. Although it is best to not over indulge, it happens and that is OK…but there are ways to be prepared by stocking a few items that can help ease the discomfort from celebratory days. Natural Health Center carries an array of products including digestive enzymes, probiotics and homeopathic remedies for indigestion and gas and bloating. Acidil and Gasalia are just two options that work!

Did you know that indigestion and heartburn have similar triggers and treatment may be the same in many instances, but they are not one in the same?  Indigestion is the condition and heartburn occasionally is the symptom of indigestion.

  • Indigestion is a vague feeling of discomfort and pain in the upper abdomen and chest, followed by belching. The symptom of heartburn is a burning pain that usually starts in the chest, behind the breastbone. Other symptoms of indigestion include loss of appetite, flatulence and nausea.

Some common causes of indigestion:

  • Overeating / Eating too fast
  • Chronic or acute gastritis
  • Gastric ulcer
  • Eating fatty or spicy foods
  • Smoking
  • Large amount of caffeine intake
  • Significant alcohol consumption
  • Antibiotics

When indigestion and heartburn strikes, Natural Health Center physicians suggest reaching for Boiron’s Acidil Homeopathic Medicine

These tiny power tablets temporarily relieve occasional heartburn, acid indigestion, bloating or upset stomach. It can be used by adults and children 12 years of age and older: At the onset of symptoms, dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue every 15 minutes for 1 hour. If necessary, dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue 15 minutes before meals until symptoms are relieved. Children under 12 years of age: Ask a doctor.















With the excitement of the holiday season right around the corner, you may be dreading the bloating, gassiness, and abdominal discomfort that aren’t limited to the occasional holiday feast!  Studies show that 1-10 people say they suffer from bloating on a regular basis even when they haven’t eating a large meal.

  • Bloating in the abdomen is commonly caused by gas in the intestines. Bloating and gas can be painful and embarrassing.


Some common causes of bloating and gas:

  • Eating fatty or gassy foods
  • Swallowing air while eating
  • Eating too quickly
  • Drinking liquids through straws
  • Drinking carbonated beverages
  • Stress or anxiety
  • A gastrointestinal infection, blockage or disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Smoking

Come to Natural Health Center to get the relief you deserve. Our shelves are stocked with Boiron’s Gasalia Homeopathic Medicine

These tiny power tablets temporarily relieve bloating, pressure, discomfort and pain associated with gas. Adults and children 6 years of age and older: At the onset of symptoms, dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue every 15 minutes for 1 hour. Then, if necessary, dissolve 2 tablets under the tongue 15 minutes before meals.

Children under 6 years of age: Ask a doctor.







Help your immune system help you!

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Help your immune system help you! The cold has finally shown up in Charleston and we are hearing more and more patients say how their family members are sick and they are next in line. Well, why be reactive and wait for the sick to overcome when there are preventative immune boosting products at NHC to arm your family with.

Super Acerola Plus are 500mg vitamin C wafers that have a tart cherry flavor to them. Great for those with a sweet tooth and for children. Kids should take one a day for the first week back to school after breaks to help their immune systems fight off those back to school germs, or pack a few when traveling, they taste like candy and help combat the traveling colds.

Immuplex contains phytochemicals, minerals, as well as Protomorphogen™ and Cytosol™ extracts to support the immune system.

  • Taken daily, supports a healthy immune response function
  • Helps maintain normal white blood cell activity already within a normal range
  • Supports the body’s normal response to inflammation as it relates to periodic challenges like consumption of a high-fat meal or strenuous activity
  • Provides phytochemicals with antioxidant activity
  • Provides broad mineral support for everyday immune function

Neti Pots and Neti Sticks Breathe easy and cleanse your nasal passages… when you feel the first sign of a tickle in your throat or a drip from your nose use the Neti Pot to keep from getting a full blown cold. The neti stick, one of our more popular items, is great for opening up nasal passages, acting as an aromatherapy inhaler.

Too late for prevention?…

Stop by Natural Health Center and check out our Cold and Flu section of our natural pharmacy with great information about many products we carry to help you fight those colds naturally and less painfully.

NHC Welcomes Reiki Master , Gretchen Murray!

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

NHC Welcomes Gretchen Murray, Reiki Master Teacher!

What’s Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese form of stress reduction with many health benefits. Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive, hands-on healing technique that channels energy to treat the physical body. It is a holistic system for balancing, healing and harmonizing all aspects of the person – body, mind, emotions and spirit – promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being.

How does Reiki heal?

Reiki supports your innate healing abilities. Your body has a marvelous ability to heal and protect itself from harm. Sometimes, this inner healing ability has interruptions which results on pain or illness, to put it in another form, “dis-ease.”From the energy medicine perspective, any disease or illness originates from an imbalance of one’s body energy. A block or stagnation of energy manifests itself physically or emotionally as pain or disease.

Energy medicine treats the underlying pattern of energy that makes you susceptible to disease. Reiki restores your body to harmony so it can self-heal and restore itself to optimal health. Reiki is considered to be positive and intelligent, meaning no harm can come from it and the energy only heals what is needed.

How does it feel?

Each person experiences the energy waves passing through their body in their own way. One may feel cold or hot, start crying or laughing, sighing or coughing, stomach gurgling, feet or hand twitching, dreamlike state or sleep, seeing images, colors or hearing music. There is no right or wrong, good or bad, in anything you feel while in a Reiki session.

Commonly Treated Conditions:

~Allergies/ Asthma


~Arthritis/Joint Problems

~Back Pain
~Bladder/Kidney Problems


~Colds & Flu

~Drug Addiction/ Smoking


~Gynecological Disorders/ PMS/Infertility




*For appointments or questions regarding other conditions treated, Gretchen can be reached at (843)345-4688

The Gift of Massage

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

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Massage gift certificates…. How can you go wrong? Comes personalized and wrapped in this lovely little box! Can Christmas shopping get any easier? You don’t have to order online and worry if it will arrive on time…. Extra benefit you are buying local. Massage therapy is known to reduce stress and enhance overall well-being. Perfect gift for the holiday season and for the start of a new year!

Come see Julia or Lauren for this special gift of healing and relaxation. Or call us at 843-884-7100 for more information.

Certificates available for 30 minutes, 60 minutes or 90 minutes 


Thank You, Veterans!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

Thank You, Veterans!

As a reminder, the Natural Health Center offers discounts year round for all Active Duty Military and Veterans! We appreciate all of our heroes!

Military Discounts:

5% off of products

15% off a One Hour Massage


Brigadier General Tom Mikolajcik: Natural Health Center Benefactor

Salt of the Earth

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Salt of the Earth is our Autumn Display Theme

It is that time of year…season change and often the change is felt in your body. You may be experiencing the beginning of sinus discomfort with all the fall pollen or you may want to get ahead of the cold and flu season… Check out one of our Ancient Secrets Neti Pots and cleansing supplies. Get supplies and be ready! The Neti Pots are available in the Original Ceramic Model or a new Plastic Travel Model.The original Ceramic Model is crafted from sturdy lead-free ceramic and coated with food-grade sealant glaze (dishwasher safe). The Plastic Travel model crafted from sturdy food-grade HDPE lead-free plastic.

Natural Health Center is also stocking: Ancient Secrets Aromatherapy Dead Sea Bath Salts, Natural Rock Salt Tea Lights and other Nasal Hygiene products for the practice of Neti. These featured product support a natural lifestyle of wellness and balance.

Also featuring Ancient Secrets Himalayan Natural Rock Salt Tea Lights, medium and small. These beautiful lamps are hand carved salt products from the Himalayan Mountains of Pakistan. Burn a small tea light candle and start cleansing your environment of positive ions that are constantly being emitted from electronic devices. Salt lamps provide a Warmth and Beautiful Natural Glow in any room or work space. They can enhance your home or office and provide Feng Shui cures for buildings that have “stuck” energy (chi). Salt lamps are traditionally considered to emit negative ions, which help improve the feeling of a room, give a natural sense of good feelings and enhance energy. They are considered especially beneficial to help cleanse and neutralize the atmosphere of the energy impacts of computers, microwave ovens, TV sets and other electronic devices, which all emit positive ions which reduce energy and negatively affect people.

Gentle Nasal Cleansing Help to:

  • Clear the nasal passages
  • Remove excess mucus
  • Reduce dust and pollen by cleansing nasal passages
  • Relieve nasal dryness

Stop by the clinic to stock up on SALT.

21 Day Detox Cleanse – Week 2

Monday, June 8th, 2015

Days 7, 8 & 9
I Made it through the first week! I was done with Cleanse supplements and moved on to Green Food. Weekends can be a challenge… During this time, I had a few parties to attend in addition to cooking for my family of six. Staying true to the cleanse requires some creativity.


21 Day Detox Cleanse – Week 1

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

I am not proud to say this, but this past winter, I was not kind to my body. The cold, holidays and a lot of traveling distracted me from my regular 5:30 a.m. swimming and clean eating regimen. I put on some serious weight, and I felt sluggish, tired and irritable… By February, a detox was just what the doctor ordered.


Acupuncture Treatment for a Stubborn Cough

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Natural Health Center’s Acupuncturist, Dr Lea Krier is an expert practitioner, a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Here (pictured left) she is working on one of the teenage Vanderpools for a stubborn cough that would not clear. She began treatment by looking at Sophia’s tongue and taking her pulse. Sophia’s lung was determined to be weak from year-round swimming competitions and the cold weather.


OPC Synergy Loves Your Cells!

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Natural Health Center has a natural pharmacy with the primary product line from Standard Process. Cells are the basic units of structure and function in all living things. Everything we look at is composed of multicellular organisms naturally forming together and reacting with each other to create life! As people age, it’s vital to promote healthy cellular function within the body to maintain homeostasis to stay as healthy as possible.