Healthy Eating & Nutrition

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Acupuncture can help menopause and aging naturally

2 Surprising Facts About How Acupuncture Can Help Menopause

April 17, 2022

2 Surprising Facts About How Acupuncture Can Help Menopause Are you frustrated with the random hot flashes that always seem to occur at inconvenient times? Do you suffer from insomnia or poor sleep and wake with less energy than you went to bed with? Going into menopause, unfortunately comes with some unpleasant side effects. What…

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How can acupuncture boost metabolism

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism

February 28, 2022

2 Key Benefits of Acupuncture for Boosting Metabolism Do you notice that it is harder to loose weight? Feeling sluggish, even though you get enough sleep? These are indicators that your metabolism might be running a bit slow. Simply stated, metabolism refers to the chemical reactions in your body’s cells that convert food into energy.…

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The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion

February 26, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Heartburn and Indigestion Heartburn and Indigestion aka Functional Dyspepsia are very common symptoms and often thought as one in the same. Heartburn is where stomach acid creeps up into the esophagus (where it’s not supposed to be). Indigestion is often described as a fullness, bloating, discomfort, even heartburn-like pain, and…

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Secrets to avoid overeating this holiday season

5 Secrets to avoid overeating this Holiday Season

November 1, 2021

5 Secrets to avoid overeating this Holiday Season It is that time of year again!…Holiday Season There are so many temptations from holiday gatherings, dinners, and parties. These events often come with an expectation to over indulge, drink more than we normally do, and be a little more sedentary. This often sets us up for…

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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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