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Trouble choosing supplements

Trouble Choosing Supplements?

November 11, 2021

Trouble Choosing Supplements? There are so many types and brands of supplements on the market today. Many people are left confused and overwhelmed when they try and get supplements at the store. Which ones do I need? What brands are “good”? How much do I take? That is where a naturopathic doctor steps in! During…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

The Power of Antioxidants

February 15, 2021

The Power of Antioxidants You’ve probably heard that antioxidants are really important for your health but do you know exactly what they do? There are lots of different antioxidants and some of them are known for giving fruits and vegetables their distinctive colors. For example, lycopene, is found in red fruits and veggies and beta…

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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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Nutrition for heart health

Nutrition for Heart Health

February 9, 2021

Nutrition for Heart Health Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. TCM nutrition is a holistic approach, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. TCM nutrition for hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors, and energetically-cooling foods. Incorporating the…

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Acupuncture treatment for detox

{Research Update}: Can acupuncture aid in detox?

January 20, 2021

Can acupuncture aid in detox? Ready to reset your health and aid in detox? January is one of the most popular times of the year for people to choose a detox plan. Many people enjoy the holiday season by indulging in rich foods and drinks and may leave their healthy habits out the window. January…

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Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

January 10, 2021

Spark your Cleanse with Acupuncture Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods in order to rid any excess waste or toxins from the body. In many ancient philosophies and religions, including traditional Chinese medicine, cleansing is thought to be a vital part of achieving optimum health. What is cleansing? Cleansing…

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Healthy Smoothie with Blueberries

Blueberries for a Clean Eating Win

January 3, 2021

How to Use Blueberries for Clean Eating and Winter Recipes While you can get many berries year-round, especially if you live somewhere with a mild climate, blueberries are especially tasty in the winter. They allow you to get tons of nutrients, including antioxidants and vitamin C, while also sweetening up dishes without using added sugar.…

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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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3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression

September 20, 2020

3 Ways to Holistically Curb Depression Many people suffer from depression at some point in their lives. It can be triggered by unexpected events like the loss of a pet, the death of a loved one, a relationship ending, or even changing seasons like here in the PNW during fall and winter. There are ways…

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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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