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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.

Healthy Foods for fall in seattle

Healthy Foods for Fall

October 1, 2019

  Top Healthy Foods 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 begin scrounging for food to store to get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything. Using food as medicine With the…

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Best self-care tips this fall

Best Tips for Self-Care This Fall

September 27, 2019

Best Self-Care Tips for Fall in Seattle Fall is a favorite season for many people (including me). The weather starts getting a little cooler, things are beginning to slow down and preparations for the holidays are in full swing. For many others, fall is not so festive. Up in the Pacific Northwest, we have what…

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Start a new diet plan with success

How to start a new diet plan with success

September 16, 2019

  Starting a new diet plan with success At Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell, we often help people start a new diet plan incorporating anti-inflammatory living. This includes going gluten-free and becoming a meal planning master! With any new changes there is often overwhelm. Not sure what to eat… or how to make meals… or…

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Gut-brain connection

5 Facts about the Gut-Brain Connection

August 24, 2019

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain Did you know there is a second brain in your gut? Yes, it’s true! There is no denying it anymore. The gut-brain connection is a real thing. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your…

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Natural ways to control blood sugar

What no one tells you about blood sugar

August 20, 2019

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable? Diabetes, especially Type 2, is a major health epidemic. With an estimate of over 366 million people world wide diagnosed and that number is on the rise. Type 2 diabetes involves a chronic high blood sugar levels that leads to the body becoming insulin resistant. This is…

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Paleo diet and health

Ready to cut inflammation? Try the Paleo Diet

August 17, 2019

Paleo Diet 101   You may have heard of the Paleo diet. It was the world’s most popular diet in 2013 and is still going strong. Why? Because more and more studies are showing how eating a whole foods based diet low in sugar and carbs can dramatically cut inflammation and improve health. According to…

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Glycemic index explained

A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

August 10, 2019

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?  You may have heard of the glycemic index in the news. It has been around a long time to provide insight on how our bodies process different foods in regard to sugar content. Glycemic literally means “causing glucose (or sugar) in the blood.” The glycemic index was…

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Foods to reduce inflammation

Top 5 foods to reduce inflammation

August 7, 2019

Reduce Inflammation With These 5 Key Foods  Inflammation. It is the fire in our body that fuels so many health problems. You can achieve pain-free living by taking steps to reduce inflammation. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health;…

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Acupuncture can supercharge immune system

3 tips you need to know to super charge your immune system

August 3, 2019

Are your defenses up? Learn how to super charge your immune system, naturally! Getting sick can happen anytime. Often it can happen if you are under stress, during change in seasons, around crowds, or if your health is compromised. Therefore, read below to learn our top tips to super charge your immune system. What can…

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Gut health

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

July 6, 2019

    Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. They are actually becoming more common as well. Before we dive in. It is best to differentiate between intolerances and allergies. Food allergy vs. intolerances With food allergies it can be an immediate reaction…

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