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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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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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Acupuncture for gastroparesis

Suffer from gastroparesis? We can help!

May 2, 2021

Suffer from gastroparesis? We can help!   Gastroparesis is a condition that involves delayed gastric emptying of the stomach. There can be several causes on why a person could develop this including: diabetes, viral infection, post-surgical, autoimmune, medications, or it can be idiopathic “unknown” cause. Patients with gastroparesis often report nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bloating,…

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Chronic migraine treatments

Managing Chronic Migraines

April 12, 2021

Managing Chronic Migraines Are migraine triggers a myth? At Starting Point Acupuncture, we commonly treat patients with chronic migraines. Some people know their migraine triggers while others do not. We often find that people typically have multiple triggers. Migraine triggers don’t necessarily cause a migraine; they are simply factors that increase the likelihood of getting…

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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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Spark Health with a Tune up

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up

January 8, 2021

Top 3 Indicators You Need a Tune-Up Do you wake up not feeling refreshed? Are you tired of being tired? Do you suffer from all over joint pain that you attribute to “just getting older?” …might be time for a health tune-up! Here is a list of the TOP three signs indicating that you should…

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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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Improve gut health naturally

How to improve gut health, naturally!

June 29, 2020

How to Improve Gut Health Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about…

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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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