Healthy Eating & Nutrition

You will find a wealth of suggestions here that can help you get started toward a healthy diet. Choose a change that you can make today.

Acupuncture for gastroparesis

Suffer from gastroparesis? We can help!

May 2, 2021

Suffer from gastroparesis? We can help!   Gastroparesis is a condition that involves delayed gastric emptying of the stomach. There can be several causes on why a person could develop this including: diabetes, viral infection, post-surgical, autoimmune, medications, or it can be idiopathic “unknown” cause. Patients with gastroparesis often report nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating,…

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Eat this for healthy skin

Best foods to eat for healthy skin

April 6, 2021

What to Eat for Healthy Skin There are so many things that can go wrong with the skin: dryness, redness, blemishes, etc. Healthy skin is a reflection of internal health. There are many creams and cosmetics to put on top of your skin. But, there are also lots of things you can do to nourish…

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Benefits of healthy fats

How to Get More Healthy Fats in Your Life

February 18, 2021

How to get more healthy fats in your life If you’ve been scared to eat much fat because you think it’s unhealthy, it’s time to get your head around which fats are actually bad for you. It’s true that some fats are definitely best kept to an absolute minimum (trans fats are a big culprit…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

The Power of Antioxidants

February 15, 2021

The Power of Antioxidants You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are really important for your health but do you know exactly what they do? There are lots of different antioxidants and some of them are known for giving fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors. For example, lycopene, is found in red fruits and veggies and beta…

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Optimal heart health tips

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health

February 12, 2021

Mindful Eating for Optimal Heart Health As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist, I understand the body as a complex system of energies and organs, all working together as a whole unit. However, when an acupuncturist talks about an organ, like the spleen, heart, or kidneys, they are not referring to the physical organ that sits…

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Nutrition for heart health

Nutrition for Heart Health

February 9, 2021

Nutrition for Heart Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. TCM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. TCM nutrition for hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors, and energetically-cooling foods. Incorporating the…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

Blueberries for a Clean Eating Win

January 3, 2021

How to Use Blueberries for Clean Eating and Winter Recipes While you can get many berries year-round, especially if you live somewhere with a mild climate, blueberries are especially tasty in the winter. They allow you to get tons of nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamin C, while also sweetening up dishes without using added sugar.…

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Detox and Clean Eating Program

Spark Detox with Acupuncture

January 1, 2021

Spark Detox with Acupuncture and our 30 day-Clean Eating Program Are You Ready to say Adios to Fatigue? Have glowing skin, get ahead of the game, and Reset Your Health? Today, you can begin your transformation by joining a detox program that will lead to the revitalization, health, and energy you desire and deserve. The…

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Foods for anxiety

Best foods to help you overcome anxiety and depression

November 11, 2020

Foods to help you overcome anxiety and depression Did you know that eating healthier foods gives you a better chance to reduce your anxiety and depressive symptoms? Eating a diet of processed food does more harm to your body due to the fact that those foods may be high in sugars and fats. Additionally, it’s…

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Coffee benefits for health and wellness in Bothell, WA

Coffee Benefits – Who can drink it and who should avoid it?

July 28, 2020

Many benefits of coffee: It might not be what you think   Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your…

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