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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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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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Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

January 10, 2021

Spark your Cleanse with Acupuncture Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods in order to rid any excess waste or toxins from the body. In many ancient philosophies and religions, including traditional Chinese medicine, cleansing is thought to be a vital part of achieving optimum health. What is cleansing? Cleansing…

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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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SAD treatments in Bothell

Say So Long to SAD

October 20, 2020

What Is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition believed to be linked to a lack of sunlight where the individual experiences mood changes and emotions similar to depression. SAD occurs mostly in the Fall and Winter months when there is less sunlight exposure, more common in the PNW. It’s found that…

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Mood Food for mental health

Mood Food: What to eat to curb depression

August 9, 2020

Mood Food: Using food as medicine to help depression Many have heard the question posed what came first, the chicken or the egg? But how does that concept apply to depression? It’s well-known that when we’re depressed, our motivation and interest in maintaining a healthy and balanced diet subsides in the same way our energy…

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Migraine treatment with integrative medicine

How does acupuncture help migraines?

July 9, 2020

What does the research say? Acupuncture and Migraines   In a 2017 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers tested the efficacy of regular acupuncture treatments as a preventative measure to reduce the number of migraines their subjects experienced. From a group of 249 participants, ages 18 – 65 years old, the researchers split up…

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