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Healthy Eating & Nutrition

You will find a wealth of suggestions here that can help you get started toward a healthy diet. Choose a change that you can make today.

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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Boost metabolism tips

Why is My Metabolism Slow?

March 20, 2019

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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Cholesterol myths and how to improve health

Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead

March 15, 2019

  Five Cholesterol Myths and What to Eat Instead You knew there was a bit of an over-emphasis (border-lining obsession) about cholesterol, right? Before we jump into some myths let’s make sure we’re on the same page when it comes to what exactly cholesterol is.   Myth #1: “Cholesterol” is cholesterol While cholesterol is an…

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stir-fry recipe for health

Recipe: Stir-fry For Your Health

March 7, 2019

Stir-fry For Your Health If you are looking to spice up your family meal this spring, why not try a healthy chicken stir fry. A meal that is colorful, warm, seasonal and easy to make. In Traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element theory, food is medicine. Not only is food healthy and nutritious biochemically, but…

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Parsley for health and spring detox

Recipe: Spring Parsley Pesto

March 1, 2019

{Recipe}: Spring Parsley Pesto With March comes the promise of sunnier, warmer days, inspiring many people to get outside and into the woods, parks or whatever green spaces their town has to offer. Unfortunately, for many people the arrival of spring also means another round of seasonal allergies and the accompanying symptoms. Many people suffer…

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Coffee health benefits

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

February 28, 2019

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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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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Citrus for enhanced immunity at Starting Point in Bothell.

What to eat for better immunity?

February 13, 2019

Get Dr. Ellie’s Ultimate Mindset Guide for free, here. Best Foods for Enhancing Immunity:     If you tend to get sick a lot, it could be more than just bad luck. Your diet could be playing a big role in how your body responds to illness triggers. Some foods can help your body to…

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Lower your cholesterol naturally bothell

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

December 2, 2018

How You Can Lower Your Cholesterol the Natural Way   High cholesterol can make you more likely to get heart disease so it’s definitely something you want to keep a handle on and take some steps to lower, if needs be. Even if your cholesterol is already on the high side, there’s quite a bit…

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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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