anti-inflammatory diet

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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Acupuncture for women's health

4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health

June 20, 2021

Did you know these 4 ways acupuncture can help women’s health?   Women’s health is an area that Western medicine seems to only have so many solutions for—and many of those solutions are invasive and hormone-altering. The female reproductive system is complex and goes through a multitude of changes throughout a woman’s life—and even just…

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Dr. Ellie Heintze feature on Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast

Check out Dr. Ellie’s feature on the Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast!

May 11, 2021

Check out Dr. Ellie’s feature on the Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast! – Nutrigenomic Nation Podcast with Brian Highfield – Episode 025 Dr. Ellie Heintze, DN, LAc, Owner-Starting Point Acupuncture The doctors told her, “There is nothing wrong with you.” Yet Dr. Ellie Heintze, a chemistry student at the time, was in constant pain. After a visit…

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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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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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