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Digestive Health

You will find a wealth of information here if you suffer from IBS, food allergies, Celiac, bloating, indigestion, heartburn, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s, and more.

Acupuncture can help relieve IBS symptoms

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

February 12, 2019

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   Research Update In a 2014 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 study found…

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Benefits of ginger for IBS and heartburn at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, WA

Amazing Benefits of Ginger

February 8, 2019

Grab Dr. Ellie’s Combating IBS Guide Here for FREE! What are the amazing benefits of Ginger?     Ginger is a common spice once considered a luxury. Ancient Chinese and Indians used the root of the ginger plant as a tonic to treat various common ailments. Ginger originated in Southeast Asia, but since then it…

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Probiotics

How Can Probiotics Improve Your Health?

January 9, 2019

The Power of Probiotics No doubt you’ve heard of probiotics but you may not be so sure about how they could benefit you. Probiotics are live strains of microorganisms that can even out the balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut. If there is an imbalance and bad bacteria have been able to…

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Crash Diets

Are Crash Diets Dangerous for Your Health?

December 11, 2018

How Crash Diets Can Affect Your Health Ever been tempted to go on a really strict diet to drop some pounds quickly? Sure, you might drop a dress size or two pretty quickly but this can come at a big cost. Intense diets that significantly restrict your calorie intake may lead to some weight loss…

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Walnuts and your brain

Top reasons to add-in Walnuts to your diet

November 13, 2018

Walnuts and Your Brain Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s…

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nuts and seeds

The top 5 reasons nuts and seeds are needed in your diet.

October 13, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Need Nuts and Seeds in Your Daily Diet How often do you eat nuts and seeds? If you’re not in the habit of eating them regularly, you’re definitely missing a trick. Nuts and seeds are full of heart healthy fats, plant sterols and antioxidants, which can have some great benefits for…

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healthy eating for fall

Healthy Eating for Fall

October 5, 2018

            Healthy Eating 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 start scrounging for food to help get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything. Sweatpants and hoodies…

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Eating healthy

Are you eating healthy?

August 5, 2018

Here are some tips to eating healthy hint…remove the dampness Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese…

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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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Healthy Food for Summer

Five Foods for Summer

July 18, 2018

Eating According to the Seasons: Five Foods for Summer Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system thousands of years old and incorporates many different modalities. TCM theory emphasizes that Mother Nature provides the right kind of food for the right kind of environment. For instance, if the weather is cold, then warming, nutrient-dense foods are…

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