About the Author

Carrie Adkins-Ali

Carrie Adkins-Ali is executive editor of the monthly publication Health News, produced by Belvoir Media Group with Duke Health. She's also a contributor to University Health News and former Daily Editor at Natural Health Advisory.

Adkins-Ali has specialized in health care issues and has written extensively on geriatric medicine, Alzheimer’s disease, sleep disorders, asthma, allergies, and non-traditional approaches to senior care. She also has a passion for the “silver bullet” of healthy lifestyle therapies —exercise and fitness. Carrie experienced amazing benefits such as improved energy, reduced inflammation (helping her asthma), and improved sleep to the point that she became hooked. She also gained certifications through the American Council on Exercise and the American Aerobic Association International.

Adkins-Ali now works in some of her spare time as a personal trainer and a group fitness instructor. When she discusses the benefits of regular resistance and aerobic exercise, she speaks directly from personal experience and passion.

Articles by Carrie Adkins-Ali

View From Duke Health: Coronavirus Insights

DukeMedicine HealthNews: What have we learned about how COVID-19 spreads? Nicholas Turner, MD, MHSc: Novel coronavirus poses a few challenges. Compared to other respiratory viruses (including SARS from 2003), it has a higher transmission rate, can be spread while symptoms are still mild or have yet to develop, and may … Read More

When Will COVID-19 End?

On Monday, March 16, President Trump predicted that the COVID-19 outbreak could go on until July or August, prompting a collective gasp among Americans who had been hoping for a quicker resolution. While there are too many variables at play to know for sure when this will end, experts are … Read More

Natural Cures for Nausea and Dehydration

In our post on food poisoning, you learned how to kill foodborne pathogens by using oregano oil, a botanical medicine (herb) with antibacterial, antiviral, or other antimicrobial properties. Here, we’ll examine natural cures for nausea, vomiting, and dehydration. Natural Cures for Nausea Ginger (Zingiber officinale) has a long history of … Read More
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