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Diet and weight loss

Haven’t Changed Anything in Your Diet But Getting Fatter?

May 27, 2019

Non-Diet contributors to weight gain: It might not be what you think You are positive that you’re not eating more food or “junkier” food but you’re still gaining weight.   Is this possible?   Yes! You are NOT crazy!   And here’s why.   We both know that the whole “calories in, calories out” argument…

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Top breakfast foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 24, 2019

Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods Do you love your breakfast or have a short list of “go-to” recipes? Need a bit of inspiration to start eating breakfast again? Getting some protein at each meal can help with blood sugar management, metabolism and weight loss. This is because protein helps you feel fuller longer and uses…

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Healthy eating

The scary facts about food preservatives

May 22, 2019

Food Preservatives: What you need to know  A food preservative is a substance added to foods to make them last longer; to “preserve” them. Preservatives are added to foods that go bad quickly and have found themselves in all kinds of products in our grocery stores. Preservatives work to preserve food in a few different…

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Dairy allergy and intolerance

What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

May 20, 2019

Got food allergies? Let’s look at Dairy allergy and intolerances, what is the difference? (Lactose, Casein, and Whey)   Having a dairy allergy or food intolerance is not fun. It can cause abdominal pain, discomfort, and nausea. It also causes embarrassing symptoms like flatulence and diarrhea. Other symptoms linked to food intolerances include muscle or…

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Thrive this Spring in Seattle

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

May 4, 2019

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is. An easy way to think about…

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Gut health

How to improve gut health, naturally!

April 27, 2019

How to Improve Gut Health Hippocrates said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And while this may not be 100% true for every disease in every person, more and more research shows that our gut (digestive system) has a bigger role in many diseases than we used to think. And we’re not just talking about…

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Weight loss myths

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted

April 25, 2019

Common Weight Loss Myths Busted Weight loss advice is so common (and contentious) now. There are competing opinions everywhere. I say, forget about “who’s right” and let’s focus on “what’s right.” Because what gets results is what I’m focusing on in this post. I respect you too much to make empty promises and try to…

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Seasonal allergy help in Seattle

Reasons why acupuncture works for seasonal allergies

March 30, 2019

How does acupuncture help seasonal allergies? Here is what the research says In 2013, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a study looking at 422 seasonal allergy sufferers who presented with rhinitis, or hay fever, and who had tested positive for pollen allergies. The volunteer patients were split into three groups. The first group received…

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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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