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Combat constipation with acupuncture

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture

September 25, 2021

Combat Constipation with Acupuncture Do you suffer from chronic constipation? Do certain foods or even stress and anxiety make digestion worse? You are not alone, it is estimated that over 14% of the world population suffer from functional constipation. Constipation is defined as a change in bowel habits, stools may be hard to pass, and…

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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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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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Acupuncture and detox for optimal health

Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays

January 15, 2021

Top 7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays! When you think about “cleansing” or a detox, it’s likely that Spring is the season that comes to mind.  While Spring is a popular season to cleanse, the benefits of cleansing in the Winter can be great! This year especially, taking time out to support the body…

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Summertime foods

Try These Summertime foods

August 1, 2020

Try These Summertime foods As the weather grows warmer we often become more active and participate in a variety of outdoor activities. An ideal summer diet is light and filled with fresh foods with high water content. Foods that have a bitter taste are good to consume because of their healing effect upon the heart.…

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Dairy allergy and diet

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2020

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or joint pain, headaches, exhaustion, and…

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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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Solutions for PMS in Bothell

What you need to know about PMS

February 18, 2020

How can Starting Point Acupuncture & Wellness help with PMS? Before we dive in, let’s discuss what exactly Premenstrual Syndrome aka PMS is and why it is such a huge issue for many women. Every woman and her menstrual cycles are different. For some, menstruation is quick and easy, but for many others, it can…

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Probiotics for digestive health

How Can Probiotics Improve Your Health?

January 9, 2019

The Power of Probiotics No doubt you’ve heard of probiotics but you may not be so sure about how they could benefit you. Probiotics are live strains of microorganisms that can even out the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut. If there is an imbalance and bad bacteria have been able to…

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Essential Vitamins for optimal health

Feeling off? These 6 essential vitamins might be missing in your diet

August 8, 2018

Essential vitamins for optimum health No doubt you know that you need a wide range of vitamins and minerals in your diet but you might not be so clued up on why they’re so important and what they can do for your health. Vitamin C is an obvious one but there are lots of others…

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