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Stubborn Belly Fat

Can’t Shift Stubborn Belly Fat? These Factors May Be to Blame

December 5, 2018

  Natural Ways to Loose Stubborn Belly Fat A little bit of abdominal fat isn’t such a bad thing. It helps to protect your vital organs, after all! It’s a fine balancing act though as storing too much fat around your abdomen can be dangerous and has been linked to some pretty nasty health problems.…

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natural treatment for dementia

Natural Treatment Options for Dementia

November 10, 2018

Natural Treatment Options for Dementia Dementia is defined as a chronic disorder of the mental processes caused by either brain injury or brain disease. Dementia is marked by memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning.  Dementia is not a specific disease though. Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms characterized…

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Benefits of Smoothies

Are juices and smoothies key to longevity?

August 12, 2018

Benefits of smoothies and juicing: Smoothies and juicing have become a popular way to make sure you’re eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and getting the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that you need for good health. If you’ve not started getting the benefits yourself yet, it’s time to learn the benefits of smoothies and…

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Essential Vitamins

Feeling off? These 6 essential vitamins might be missing in your diet

August 8, 2018

Essential vitamins for optimum health No doubt you know that you need a wide range of vitamins and minerals in your diet but you might not be so clued up on why they’re so important and what they can do for your health. Vitamin C is an obvious one but there are lots of others…

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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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Sugar and Inflammation

You are probably eating sugar without realizing it

July 15, 2018

Sugar: The fuel that maintains the fire As a whole, we consume massive amounts of sugar in our diet each day even though it has been linked to a slew of health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer just to name a few. Sugar is a carb that is naturally found in many…

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Celiac treatment bothell

Top 5 things you did not know about celiac disease

February 1, 2018

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. The inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibit nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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Women's health and Natural medicine and Acupuncture

5 Ways to Improve Women’s Health

April 9, 2017

Reproductive health Getting pregnant can be frustrating when it isn’t happening as easily as planned. There are many reasons you could be dealing with a difficult pregnancy including egg health. There are many factors that play into egg health including blood circulation, stress and hormonal balance. For improving blood and oxygen flow, try to get some…

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winter blues

How to combat the winter blues aka seasonal affective disorder

October 9, 2016

It’s that time of year again: How to not get the winter blues What is SAD? Seasonal Affective Disorder. It is a real thing and especially prevalent in the Pacific Northwest. When the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially as we move from fall into winter. Although it…

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