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Get Some Sun and Some Vitamin D3!

Vitamin D3 is actually a hormone, generated by the body is response to sun exposure and not necessarily a vitamin as we generally think of vitamins. Vitamin D3 supplementation is free- 15-20 minutes a day of sun exposure on untanned skin is basically what is required to optimize your levels. However, as we age our […]


Omega-3 ranks among the most important essential nutrients out there today. Here’s a short list of omega-3 benefits: 1. Omega-3 benefits your heart health: An Italian study of 11,324 heart attack survivors found that patients supplementing with fish oils markedly reduced their risk of another heart attack, stroke, or death. In a separate study, American medical researchers […]

Why Normal Magnesium Levels are Important

Findings derived from the Nurses’ Health Study suggest a protective effect for magnesium against the risk of ischemic stroke in women. The study, described in the October 2014 issue of the American Heart Association journal Stroke, included 459 Nurses’ Health Study participants who experienced an ischemic stroke and an equal number of control subjects. Subjects whose magnesium lev...

CoQ 10 is Fuel For Your Heart

Your heart beats about 100,000 times a day and is fueled by CoQ10. When your heart has the high levels of CoQ10 it needs, it works like a charm. The mitochondria (the cells’ energy factories) need CoQ10 to generate ATP energy to keep your heart cells functioning and healthy. But when levels get too low, […]

Free Health and Wellness Seminar with Dr. Russo

Dr. Russo will host two free seminars on Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, fitness, nutrition, general health and wellness on Tuesday, January 19th at 12:00pm and 5:30pm at the Charles Mack Center in Mooresville, NC. These seminars are both first come – first serve and interested attendees are encouraged to RSVP at 704.727.5360 prior to the […]

Dr. Russo Appears on Health Talk Radio Show with Fred Lowry

During the first week of January, 2016, Dr. Russo of Carolina HealthSpan Institute, Lake Norman appeared on a radio show called Health Talk with Fred Lowry to discuss Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the common misconceptions and positives to our approach to therapy for hormone imbalance, post-partum and preventive medicine. Dr. Russo will be doing a […]


New research indicates that optimum intake of Vitamin K plays an important role in longevity.  A study done in 2014 confirms that ample vitamin K intake can indeed help you live longer.  In a group of more than 7,000 people at risk for cardiovascular disease, people with the highest intake of vitamin K were 36% […]

Neurotransmitter Supplements vs. Psychotropic Medications (SSRIs)

Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the brain that are necessary for all brain functions; mood, focus, memory, sleep and energy all depend upon healthy neurotransmitter levels. Here are a few examples of important neurotransmitter actions: GABA is used at most of the fast inhibitory synapses in virtually every part of the brain. Many sedative drugs […]

Juice Plus+

There always seems to be a dilemma about what vitamins to take and not to take. How do you know what vitamins are the best for you? How do you know if they are working? Some vitamins provide health benefits you don’t necessarily feel while other vitamins have a noticeable effect on your health and […]

Nitric Oxide and Your Energy Level

New! Testing and treatment for nitric oxide deficiency now available at Carolina Healthspan. Nitric oxide is a molecule that our body produces to help its 50 trillion cells communicate with each other by transmitting signals throughout the entire body. Nitric oxide has been shown to be important in the following cellular activities: Helps memory and […]