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Nutrition label reading

How to Read the New Nutrition Labels

April 20, 2019

How to Read the New Nutrition Labels   The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing.   The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they…

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Cleanse with acupuncture

Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

April 18, 2019

Spark your Spring cleanse with acupuncture Spring has a natural feeling of change and rebirth about it. In traditional Chinese medicine, one of the organs connected with springtime is the liver. Both of these reasons make spring a great time to try cleansing. Cleansing can be thought of as taking a rest from certain foods…

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Acupuncture can promote liver health

Can acupuncture promote liver health?

April 16, 2019

Acupuncture and Liver Health Acupuncture is known for it’s ability to reduce pain but what can it do for the health of our liver? Can acupuncture promote liver health, let’s see what the literature says. A study published in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine looked at how acupuncture might be able to inhibit injury…

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Facial Rejuvenation

Natural Facelifts with Acupuncture

April 11, 2019

Natural Facelifts with Acupuncture More and more Americans are turning away from Botox and invasive cosmetic procedures and finding that facial acupuncture is giving them the natural facelift they are looking for. Facial acupuncture, which has seen a large increase in popularity in the past ten years, works by improving blood flow at the site…

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Spring cleansing and diet

4 Easy Ways to Spark Spring Cleansing

April 9, 2019

Spring Cleansing and Clearing Springtime has a natural feeling of rejuvenation and rebirth. The days get visibly longer, little green buds start to appear on the trees and hibernating animals come out of their winter slumber. For us, as humans, the lengthening days bring with them a natural urge to shed winter layers and move…

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healthy skin

Best Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin

April 2, 2019

6 Ways to Improve/Maintain Youthful Skin Green tea: Green tea is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth and reduce redness in the skin. Some experts believe green tea can help reduce collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles. Try starting with even just one cup of green tea a day so increase your…

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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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Good Sleep Guide

3 Best Steps to Restful Sleep

March 28, 2019

3 Steps to Restful Sleep Getting enough truly restful sleep is one of the most biggest factors in staying healthy and balanced, mentally and physically. Actually sleeping enough is much easier said than done for a lot of people, though. Our busy lives can prevent us from placing a premium on sleep, and anxiety and…

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Natural treatment for rhinitis

Can acupuncture help prevent allergies?

March 22, 2019

Acupuncture and Allergies: What does the research say? In 2015, the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy published research that found acupuncture is effective for the treatment of allergic rhinitis. Allergic rhinitis is also known as hay fever. The researchers compiled the results from 13 quality studies, which followed 2,365 participants. The various studies confirmed…

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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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Seasonal Allergy Help in Seattle

Combat Seasonal Allergies, Naturally

March 10, 2019

Tips to Combat Allergies in the PNW and Seattle A runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes…also known as symptoms of allergies.  Allergies can really be a pain. It is estimated that nearly 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year, and spend over $18 billion a year on over-the-counter allergy medications. What if there were…

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stir-fry recipe for health

Recipe: Stir-fry For Your Health

March 7, 2019

Stir-fry For Your Health If you are looking to spice up your family meal this spring, why not try a healthy chicken stir fry. A meal that is colorful, warm, seasonal and easy to make. In Traditional Chinese medicine and Five Element theory, food is medicine. Not only is food healthy and nutritious biochemically, but…

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Parsley for health and spring detox

Recipe: Spring Parsley Pesto

March 1, 2019

{Recipe}: Spring Parsley Pesto With March comes the promise of sunnier, warmer days, inspiring many people to get outside and into the woods, parks or whatever green spaces their town has to offer. Unfortunately, for many people the arrival of spring also means another round of seasonal allergies and the accompanying symptoms. Many people suffer…

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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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