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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.

Top breakfast foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 24, 2019

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Healthy eating

The scary facts about food preservatives

May 22, 2019

Food Preservatives: What you need to know  A food preservative is a substance added to foods to make them last longer; to “preserve” them. Preservatives are added to foods that go bad quickly and have found themselves in all kinds of products in our grocery stores. Preservatives work to preserve food in a few different…

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Dairy allergy and intolerance

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2019

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)   Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or…

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Gut health

How to improve gut health, naturally!

April 27, 2019

How to Improve Gut Health Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about…

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Nutrition label reading

How to Read the New Nutrition Labels

April 20, 2019

How to Read the New Nutrition Labels   The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing.   The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they…

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Healthy eating for lifetime of wellness in Bothell, washington

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

February 22, 2019

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired   Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!   And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right?  …

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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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