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5 Ways to Improve Women’s Health

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 …

Post by Ellie Heintze on April 9, 2017

Women's health and Natural medicine and Acupuncture
Women's health and Natural medicine and Acupuncture

5 Ways to Improve Women’s Health

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 …

Post by Ellie Heintze on April 9, 2017

How to combat the winter blues aka seasonal affective disorder

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 …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 9, 2016

winter blues
winter blues

How to combat the winter blues aka seasonal affective disorder

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 …

Post by Ellie Heintze on October 9, 2016

Common Migraine Food Triggers

It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea and …

Post by Ellie Heintze on July 8, 2016

Common Migraine Food Triggers

It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea and …

Post by Ellie Heintze on July 8, 2016

7 tips to healthier vision

7 tips to healthier vision Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that eye diseases are related to deficiencies in the liver and kidney organs and result from an imbalance in the body. There are many ways to improve eye health and prevent damage down the road. Finding the root of the problem …

Post by Ellie Heintze on April 29, 2016

vision and eye health
vision and eye health

7 tips to healthier vision

7 tips to healthier vision Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that eye diseases are related to deficiencies in the liver and kidney organs and result from an imbalance in the body. There are many ways to improve eye health and prevent damage down the road. Finding the root of the problem …

Post by Ellie Heintze on April 29, 2016

Why Celiac Disease Is More Than Going Gluten-Free

It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans, 1% of the United States population, has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten and characterized by the destruction of intestinal cells (villous atrophy). In celiac, the immune system attacks the enzyme that repairs the intestinal villi, and …

Post by Ellie Heintze on April 21, 2016

Celiac disease
Celiac disease

Why Celiac Disease Is More Than Going Gluten-Free

It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans, 1% of the United States population, has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten and characterized by the destruction of intestinal cells (villous atrophy). In celiac, the immune system attacks the enzyme that repairs the intestinal villi, and …

Post by Ellie Heintze on April 21, 2016

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

What you need to know about NCGS Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a …

Post by Ellie Heintze on March 11, 2016

Gluten-free and celiac
Gluten-free and celiac

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

What you need to know about NCGS Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a …

Post by Ellie Heintze on March 11, 2016

Heart Healthy Tips to Reduce Stress

Heart Healthy Tips to Reduce Stress In this fast-paced world we find it’s pretty hard to slow down. Everyday stressors are the norm and although some stress is good, too much can hurt the body not only mentally but physically as well. Work, family, finances and everything in between can …

Post by Ellie Heintze on February 1, 2016

Healthy heart tips for stress
Healthy heart tips for stress

Heart Healthy Tips to Reduce Stress

Heart Healthy Tips to Reduce Stress In this fast-paced world we find it’s pretty hard to slow down. Everyday stressors are the norm and although some stress is good, too much can hurt the body not only mentally but physically as well. Work, family, finances and everything in between can …

Post by Ellie Heintze on February 1, 2016

Acupuncture for Kidney Health?!

The kidney is an especially important organ in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Not only does it flush out the unwanted toxins from our body, but is believed to support the body’s reproductive system as well as regulate the circulation of fluids in the body. In TCM, the kidney is the source …

Post by Ellie Heintze on January 8, 2016

Acupuncture and Kidney Health, benefits of green tea
Acupuncture and Kidney Health, benefits of green tea

Acupuncture for Kidney Health?!

The kidney is an especially important organ in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Not only does it flush out the unwanted toxins from our body, but is believed to support the body’s reproductive system as well as regulate the circulation of fluids in the body. In TCM, the kidney is the source …

Post by Ellie Heintze on January 8, 2016

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening What is Celiac Disease? The standard methods to diagnosis celiac disease involve serologic testing with confirmation from duodenal mucosal biopsy. There has been some debate as to whether celiac disease can be diagnosed based on serologic testing alone. A 2012 study published by …

Post by Ellie Heintze on December 9, 2015

Celiac disease
Celiac disease

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening What is Celiac Disease? The standard methods to diagnosis celiac disease involve serologic testing with confirmation from duodenal mucosal biopsy. There has been some debate as to whether celiac disease can be diagnosed based on serologic testing alone. A 2012 study published by …

Post by Ellie Heintze on December 9, 2015

Understanding Celiac Disease

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease …

Post by Ellie Heintze on September 14, 2015

Understanding Celiac Disease

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease …

Post by Ellie Heintze on September 14, 2015

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