Healthy Eating & Nutrition

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Gluten-Free Recipe: Black Bean Pancakes

September 8, 2015

Looking for a different and delicious gluten-free and vegan breakfast recipe?  Try these Mexican-style black bean pancakes, good for breakfast or for any meal! In food processor blend: 1 can black beans 2-3 fresh roasted peppers 1/2 onion Pinch of salt Pinch cayenne Then mix in: 1/2 cup applesauce (egg-replacer, if not vegan or allergic…

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Gluten-Free Recipe: Rhubarb Cake

August 13, 2015

Cream 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 ½ cup sugar 1 ripe banana Sift 2 cups gluten free flour 1 tsp soda ½ tsp salt Stir together 1 cup coconut milk 4 cups chopped and stewed rhubarb (Stew rhubarb in microwave for 10 minutes or more before adding to other cake ingredients.) Combine all above ingredients…

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Gluten-free Recipe: Easy Italian Pasta

August 9, 2015

Gluten-free and vegan delicious Italian night! Going gluten-free or having allergies has never been easier! There are so many GOOD GF (gluten-free) choices out there now. If you are in the mood for some pasta, go to the pasta section at your grocery store of choice. I find the most selection at speciality stores like…

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Allergy friendly recipe: Butternut Squash Soup

August 7, 2015

Below is a recipe to bring your body to balance in autumn. These foods will strengthen your immune system as your body becomes more susceptible to illness with the changing weather. Butternut Squash Soup 1 large butternut squash 1 medium onion 2 cloves of garlic 1 stalk of celery boiled chicken meat salt, pepper, cinnamon,…

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Looking for a coffee alternative? Try this!

June 15, 2015

As a coffee connoisseur myself, it is hard to believe that I would even consider “not drinking coffee.” But for those times when I do a temporary detox, to give my adrenals and body a break. It is good to find alternatives to coffee…that smell and taste like coffee. These two drinks are the closest…

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Healthy Spring Acupuncture Practices

February 24, 2015

Spring Acupuncture Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy and Flexible. Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning. This is not a time to be angry. But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being…

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Think you got SIBO?

February 16, 2015

What is SIBO you might ask? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth aka SIBO, is an emerging clinical concern and numerous studies are coming out about the causes and possible treatments around SIBO. SIBO is defined as an abnormal increase in bacteria in the upper part of the small intestine (4). When the good bacteria get to…

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Sore throat? Try this!

January 27, 2015

Feeling “a cold coming on”? Try this soothing and immune boosting recipe to combat sore throat! Dry Cough Pear & Almond Soup 5 ripe Asian pears 4 handful of almonds 2 quarts of water honey fresh mint leaves Cut pears in half and remove stem and seeds. Chop into small pieces. Place four handfuls of…

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Acupuncture and Digestion

Your Super Spleen: Key to Digestive Health

October 10, 2014

The Spleen and Stomach rule the summer season. That means these organs are now most active, accessible, and unfortunately prone to problems. They are also associated with the “Earth” element. Earth provides support and nourishment for all life. Likewise, these active organs provide the body with nourishment. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated…

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Coffee Benefits

No coffee, no problem…?!

September 30, 2014

  What I learned about coffee Many of you know that I am a coffee lover…some say coffee snob. I drink coffee black. Over the years of perfecting my palate, I pride myself on being able to tell the difference of different brands of coffee around Seattle just by trying their drip. This is a…

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