food as medicine

Beat Fatigue with better sleep

Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue…Naturally!

April 6, 2020

Easy Ways to Beat Fatigue…Naturally! Do you suffer from low energy aka fatigue? Most of us do at some point in our lives. What exactly is fatigue, anyway? Fatigue is defined by the inability to initiate activity, lower overall energy levels, and even poor mood or concentration. Common causes of fatigue can be poor sleep,…

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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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Anti-aging hacks

Try these simple anti-aging hacks

April 1, 2020

Simple Anti-aging Hacks Aging is a natural part of life. By definition it “is the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics.” However, we all will age but each person’s aging process will look different. That said, if you’re motivated to live a full and healthy life as you age, then you might have to make some…

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Best self-care tips this fall

Best Tips for Self-Care This Fall

September 27, 2019

Best Self-Care Tips for Fall in Seattle Fall is a favorite season for many people (including me). The weather starts getting a little cooler, things are beginning to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing. For many others, fall is not so festive. Up in the Pacific Northwest, we have what…

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Recipe: Spring Parsley Pesto

March 1, 2019

{Recipe}: Spring Parsley Pesto With March comes the promise of sunnier, warmer days, inspiring many people to get outside and into the woods, parks or whatever green spaces their town has to offer. Unfortunately, for many people the arrival of spring also means another round of seasonal allergies and the accompanying symptoms. Many people suffer…

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What to eat for better immunity?

February 13, 2019

Get Dr. Ellie’s Ultimate Mindset Guide for free, here. Best Foods for Enhancing Immunity:     If you tend to get sick a lot, it could be more than just bad luck. Your diet could be playing a big role in how your body responds to illness triggers. Some foods can help your body to…

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Food can affect more than your weight

How Food Can Affect More Than Your Weight

July 29, 2018

You are what you eat?! Food can affect more than your weight What you eat can affect many areas of your health from your mood to how well you sleep. As you’ll see in this article, your body needs a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you in great physical and…

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Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is more than just needles

May 1, 2017

Acupuncture: There is a point to that! Acupuncture is more than just needles. Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of all, the practice of Chinese…

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Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Food Suggestions

January 27, 2017

What Should I Eat? Winter Edition Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine teaches us to live in…

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Strengthen your immune system

Strengthen Your Immune System with Acupuncture

December 30, 2016

Strengthen Your Immune System with Acupuncture: It’s that time of year again…the weather is getting colder, the leaves have fallen off the trees and people are beginning to trickle into the office with autumn colds and allergies. As an acupuncturist, I have to say I rarely get sick. I have lots of tools and tricks…

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