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Celiac treatment bothell

Top 5 things you did not know about celiac disease

February 1, 2018

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. The inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibit nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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Fermented foods

Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

October 31, 2017

Role of fermented foods and intestinal health: The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust.  We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is…

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IBS Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

September 4, 2017

Get to the root of your IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms…

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IBS Relief with acupuncture

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

June 5, 2017

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms may include gas,…

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Effectiveness of Acupuncture on IBS

March 28, 2017

What does the research say about the effectiveness of Acupuncture on IBS? In a 2014 study published by the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers found a positive link between acupuncture and the treatment of symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Researchers were able to prove through meta-analysis that acupuncture does indeed help prevent and heal symptoms…

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Acupuncture and Crohn's Disease

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for Crohn’s Disease

March 22, 2017

Acupuncture for Crohn’s Disease Acupuncture and moxibustion have been known to be beneficial for those battling Crohn’s disease. But, what’s the science behind that? How do we know it really works. Well, a 2014 study published by Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine sought to answer this question. The study looks at moxibustion and acupuncture and…

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Indicators your health needs a tune up

3 Indicators You Need a Health Tune-up

November 8, 2016

Need a health tune-up? Remember the days of rabbit ear antennas on your television sets? If you were lucky enough to find the exact seating position in your living room to optimize your body’s own magnetic field and the tilt of the earth’s axis, these beauties could tune in your favorite show with the crystal…

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Crohn's Disease Treatment

Will Acupuncture Help Crohn’s Symptoms?

January 25, 2016

If you know someone with Crohn’s disease, you know how miserable the symptoms can be. People with Crohn’s often need surgery to reduce the flares that drastically affect quality of life. It is one of the most unpleasant digestive disorders imaginable, so finding complementary treatments to provide relief can be lifesaving. What is Crohn’s disease?…

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Healthy Digestion

A “Starting Point” book for healthy digestion

November 16, 2015

A Starting Point Guide to Gluten-Free Living and Healthy Digestion…Available Now! Overview It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies, and roughly three million Americans have celiac disease. In today’s culture, going gluten-free seems to be the new thing. It is becoming more common for people to be diagnosed with celiac disease and…

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Celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease

September 14, 2015

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease was initially thought to occur…

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