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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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Coffee health benefits

Coffee – Who can drink it and who should avoid it?

February 28, 2019

Many benefits of coffee: It might not be what you think   Coffee is one of those things – you either love it or hate it. You know if you like the taste or not (or if it’s just a reason to drink sugar and cream). You know how it makes you feel (i.e. your…

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Healthy eating for lifetime of wellness in Bothell, washington

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

February 22, 2019

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired   Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!   And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right?  …

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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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Benefit from B12

Can I benefit from B12?

July 11, 2018

What is the deal with Vitamin B12?  Can you benefit from B12? It is estimated that 36.5% of adults are overweight and one in three Americans are obese. Being overweight increases your risk for many health conditions including hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, so taking a good look at your diet, exercise plan,…

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Acupuncture and Metabolism

Can acupuncture help boost metabolism?

July 8, 2018

Acupuncture and Metabolism Many people come in my office saying “I want to lose weight, can acupuncture help boost my metabolism?” The answer is often, Yes! But acupuncture, along with key dietary changes, examining nutrient status, and level of exercise are also things that will work synergistically together to spark weight loss. Metabolism is defined…

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Acupuncture for weight loss

{Research Update}: Acupuncture for Weight Loss

August 20, 2017

Acupuncture for Weight Loss An article published in the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies, substantiates the usage of acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal formulations can help in the treatment of obesity and weight loss. The article reviewed four clinical studies and 16 animal studies on the effects of traditional Chinese medicine for treating obesity.…

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Detox and Acupuncture

7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays

December 1, 2016

7 Steps to Detox after the Holidays! Get rid of leftovers The holidays bring delicious homemade food, and along with that come the leftovers. Holiday leftovers can be just as good as when you cook the meal the first time and become a tempting go-to snack. Time to let go. Toss the leftovers, they most…

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Goji Berries the Superfruit

Goji Berries – The Little Red Superfruit

October 15, 2016

Goji Berries: Why you should be eating them! The shriveled red Goji berry doesn’t look like much at first, but this Himalayan fruit, otherwise known in Tibet as the “key to eternal youth”, is a superfood packed with vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. You can add it to almost any meal, it tastes delicious, and…

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