metabolism

Tips to improve sleep

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain

December 5, 2021

How to improve sleep to curb weight gain Sleep & weight gain…wait, what?! DID YOU KNOW that the more sleep deprived you are, the higher your levels of the stress hormone CORTISOL, which consequently increases your appetite. And if that weren’t enough – a lack of sleep also thwarts your body’s natural ability to process…

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Coffee benefits for health and wellness in Bothell, WA

Coffee Benefits – Who can drink it and who should avoid it?

July 28, 2020

Many benefits of coffee: It might not be what you think   Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your…

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Natural ways to boost metabolism

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

July 13, 2020

Why is My Metabolism Slow? You may feel tired, cold or that you’ve gained weight. Maybe your digestion seems a bit more “sluggish”. You may be convinced that your metabolism is slow. Why does this happen? Why do metabolic rates slow down?   What can slow my metabolism? Metabolism includes all of the biochemical reactions…

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Self-care tips for winter

Top Five Self-care Tips for Winter

December 7, 2019

Five Self-care Tips for Winter During the winter, we tend to go into “hibernation” mode. Think warm fuzzy socks, fireplace, and coffee! How can we keep up our motivation, energy, and self-care during the cold winter months?   Here are some ways to boost self-care during the winter: 1. Get some rest The season of…

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Benefits of taking Multivitamins

Do you really need to take multivitamins?

November 7, 2019

Multivitamins: Are They Really a Waste of Money? One of the top questions I get is “Should I be taking a multivitamin?” The short answer is yes. Many question if taking them are “just a waste of money.” And I feel this may stem from not knowing where to find high quality supplements or know…

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Liver health and detox

Can acupuncture promote liver health?

April 16, 2019

Acupuncture and Liver Health Acupuncture is known for it’s ability to reduce pain but what can it do for the health of our liver? Can acupuncture promote liver health…let’s see what the literature says. A study published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine looked at how acupuncture might be able to inhibit injury to…

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Acupuncture and Metabolism

Can acupuncture help boost metabolism?

July 8, 2018

Acupuncture and Metabolism Many people come in my office saying “I want to lose weight, can acupuncture help boost my metabolism?” The answer is often, Yes! But acupuncture, along with key dietary changes, examining nutrient status, and level of exercise are also things that will work synergistically together to spark weight loss. Metabolism is defined…

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exercises for weight loss

3 Sitting Exercises for Weight Loss

December 20, 2017

3 Sitting Exercises for Weight Loss Whether we are at the office, in the car or at home, we spend much of our day sitting down. So much time in fact that it can impact how active we are throughout the remainder of our day. Because of the amount of sitting we do, it can…

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Acupuncture for weight loss

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for Weight Loss

August 20, 2017

Acupuncture for Weight Loss An article published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, substantiates the usage of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal formulations can help in the treatment of obesity and weight loss. The article reviewed four clinical studies and 16 animal studies on the effects of traditional Chinese medicine for treating obesity.…

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Acupuncture for SAD

How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter

January 25, 2015

How to End Seasonal Affective Disorder and Start Loving Winter Many people feel down as winter approaches. It’s dark. It’s cold. The holidays can be stressful. But for some people every winter is unbearable. They’re tired and depressed. They don’t want to get out of bed. They snap at their families and binge on junk…

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