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Celiac disease

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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Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

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 vomiting. Migraine headaches are often…

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vision and eye health

7 tips to healthier vision

April 29, 2016

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 and taking preventative measures is…

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Celiac disease

Why Celiac Disease Is More Than Going Gluten-Free

April 21, 2016

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 when that enzyme cannot do…

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Gluten-free and celiac

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

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 combination of all three. What…

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Healthy heart tips for stress

Heart Healthy Tips to Reduce Stress

February 1, 2016

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 start to take a toll…

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Acupuncture and Kidney Health, benefits of green tea

Acupuncture for Kidney Health?!

January 8, 2016

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 of yin and yang, the…

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Celiac disease

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening

December 9, 2015

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 the European Society for Paediatric…

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