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Healthy Eating & Nutrition

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Healthy Spring Acupuncture Practices

February 24, 2015

Spring Acupuncture Tips to Keep You Healthy, Happy and Flexible. Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning. This is not a time to be angry. But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being…

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Think you got SIBO?

February 16, 2015

What is SIBO you might ask? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth aka SIBO, is an emerging clinical concern and numerous studies are coming out about the causes and possible treatments around SIBO. SIBO is defined as an abnormal increase in bacteria in the upper part of the small intestine (4). When the good bacteria get to…

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Sore throat? Try this!

January 27, 2015

Feeling “a cold coming on”? Try this soothing and immune boosting recipe to combat sore throat! Dry Cough Pear & Almond Soup 5 ripe Asian pears 4 handful of almonds 2 quarts of water honey fresh mint leaves Cut pears in half and remove stem and seeds. Chop into small pieces. Place four handfuls of…

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Acupuncture and Digestion

Your Super Spleen: Key to Digestive Health

October 10, 2014

The Spleen and Stomach rule the summer season. That means these organs are now most active, accessible, and unfortunately prone to problems. They are also associated with the “Earth” element. Earth provides support and nourishment for all life. Likewise, these active organs provide the body with nourishment. Food is ingested, digested, transformed, transported, and assimilated…

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Coffee Benefits

No coffee, no problem…?!

September 30, 2014

  What I learned about coffee Many of you know that I am a coffee lover…some say coffee snob. I drink coffee black. Over the years of perfecting my palate, I pride myself on being able to tell the difference of different brands of coffee around Seattle just by trying their drip. This is a…

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Summer eating tips

Summer Eating Tips

September 29, 2014

  Summer Eating Tips for Optimal Wellness It should come as no surprise that I recommend eating lots of fruits and vegetables in the summer. In fact, I recommend eating fruits and vegetables all year, but in the summer they are especially important. Finding local veggies at the Farmer’s market is your go-to source. Summer…

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