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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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Natural Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Can acupuncture help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

June 25, 2020

Top 3 ways acupuncture can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition involving pain in major joints. RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis and the CDC states that about 52.5 million people suffer from some sort of arthritis. Some early symptoms of RA include more than…

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Acupuncture for migraines

Five Reasons to Get Acupuncture for Migraines

June 14, 2020

Effective natural options for relief: Acupuncture for migraines Migraine headaches are a bit of mystery to the medical world. This ailment tends to be poorly understood and frequently undiagnosed and under-treated. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, this neurological disease affects nearly 39 million Americans. Migraines are characterized by severe, throbbing pain usually found on…

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Top Healthy Breakfast Foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 28, 2020

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Acupuncture for chronic pain

Can acupuncture really help chronic pain?

May 1, 2020

Acupuncture and Chronic Pain: Does it work? Let’s see what the research says. In May 2018, a team of researchers from the Acupuncture Trialists Collaboration published an update to previous chronic pain research in the Journal of Pain, the journal associated with the American Pain Society. The new article updates a study first released in…

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How we can help lower chronic inflammation

Should I be concerned about inflammation?

April 4, 2020

What is inflammation…and should you be concerned? Inflammation has is a trending topic in the health & wellness world lately, and for good reason… What is inflammation, exactly? Inflammation is our bodies natural immune response to repair and rejuvenation in cases of trauma or infection. We need inflammation as it shows us our immune system…

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What you need to know about tension headaches

March 24, 2020

What you need to know about tension headaches Tension headaches are the most common types of reported headaches that usually consist of a dull ache in the head coupled with tenderness in ones scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. It’s often also described as having a sensation of pressure or tightness reaching the sides and the…

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Kitchen Nutrition Food is Medicine

Looking for optimal nutrition? Eat these foods

March 9, 2020

  Did you know FOOD IS MEDICINE? Let’s take a look at how eating the right foods (and colors) can help spark nutrition! In my practice I see a lot of people wanting to know what to eat and how those foods create wellness. In Chinese medical theory, food is medicine. Food has qualities and…

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Self-care tips for winter

Top Five Self-care Tips for Winter

December 7, 2019

Five Self-care Tips for Winter During the winter, we tend to go into “hibernation” mode. Think warm fuzzy socks, fireplace, and coffee! How can we keep up our motivation, energy, and self-care during the cold winter months?   Here are some ways to boost self-care during the winter: 1. Get some rest The season of…

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