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Acupuncture for IBS

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

June 13, 2020

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   IBS Relief: Research Update In a recent study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of six randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials and found acupuncture had a statistically significant, positive effect on IBS symptoms. The…

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Brain Food and Fuel Recipe

Brain Food Blueberry Overnight Oats

April 16, 2020

Recipe: Brain Food Blueberry Anti-inflammatory Overnight Oats You are what you eat, right?! The best way to keep up your energy, stay motivated, and just feel great is to eat the right foods, Brain Foods! Our brain loves and is fueled by good fats and anti-inflammatory foods. Examples of anti-inflammatory foods include: Grass-fed and organic…

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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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What you need to know about tension headaches

March 24, 2020

What you need to know about tension headaches Tension headaches are the most common types of reported headaches that usually consist of a dull ache in the head coupled with tenderness in ones scalp, neck and shoulder muscles. It’s often also described as having a sensation of pressure or tightness reaching the sides and the…

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Making cooking fun in Bothell

Top 5 Ways to Make Cooking Fun

November 23, 2019

Here’s How to Make Cooking Fun! If you are recently embarking on changing your diet or you were recently diagnosed with food allergies, you know that making all your own food is in order. If you don’t love cooking, maybe I can help to make it more fun for you? Once you get the hang…

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Healthy Foods for fall in seattle

Healthy Foods for Fall

October 1, 2019

  Top Healthy Foods for Fall The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything. Using food as medicine With the…

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Start a new diet plan with success

How to start a new diet plan with success

September 16, 2019

  Starting a new diet plan with success At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we often help people start a new diet plan incorporating anti-inflammatory living. This includes going gluten-free and becoming a meal planning master! With any new changes there is often overwhelm. Not sure what to eat… or how to make meals… or…

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Glycemic index explained

A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

August 10, 2019

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?  You may have heard of the glycemic index in the news. It has been around a long time to provide insight on how our bodies process different foods in regard to sugar content. Glycemic literally means “causing glucose (or sugar) in the blood.” The glycemic index was…

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Foods to reduce inflammation

Top 5 foods to reduce inflammation

August 7, 2019

Reduce Inflammation With These 5 Key Foods  Inflammation. It is the fire in our body that fuels so many health problems. You can achieve pain-free living by taking steps to reduce inflammation. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health;…

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Gut health

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

July 6, 2019

    Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. They are actually becoming more common as well. Before we dive in. It is best to differentiate between intolerances and allergies. Food allergy vs. intolerances With food allergies it can be an immediate reaction…

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