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Posts by Ellie Heintze

How Acupuncture Works: New Research Explains

Acupuncture can treat low back pain

Research Update: New research might help explain how acupuncture works I often get asked the question, “how does acupuncture work.” There are actually many western explanations on how acupuncture works from a science perspective. The most well-known explanation is that acupuncture works by stimulating endorphin “the feel-good hormone” and thus reduces pain. The Interstitial Theory…

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Best Natural Ways to Improve Heart Health

Heart health tips

Acupuncture for Heart Health Heart health is extremely important. Without a healthy heart, the body does not function properly. Your brain needs a healthy blood supply so you can think and process information clearly, our limbs need blood to help you move, and all your organs need that blood supply to keep you ticking! When…

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Natural Treatment Options for Rosacea

Natural treatments for rosacea

Natural treatment options for Rosacea Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial redness, red bumps, blemishes, and visible blood vessels in your face. Rosacea maybe triggered by hormone changes, stress, emotions, hot weather, genetics, alcohol-use, certain medications, food allergies, and more. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks…

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Top myths about acupuncture debunked

Common myths about acupuncture answered

  Top myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now I have found in my years of clinical practice many people have questions about acupuncture. Does it work? How does it work? Is it woo woo? I LOVE talking about acupuncture and debunking the common myths about acupuncture! I believe so strongly in the…

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Low back pain got you down? Let’s explore this natural option

Low back pain and acupuncture

What are some natural ways to treat low back pain? Low back pain can be debilitating. Chronic dull ache that can prohibit you from doing gardening, running, or even walking. Finding relief is key to regaining your quality of life! The first option for care should be the least force and natural way. Why? Toxic…

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Natural treatment options for Melasma

Natural treatment for Melasma

Natural Treatment Options for Melasma   Melasma is a common skin problem affecting both women and men. Often occurring during pregnancy and referred to the “mask of pregnancy” due to increase in hormones.   It causes brown to gray patches on the face, nose, and chin. In addition, one of the most common causes is…

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

Diet and weight loss

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 Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

Top breakfast foods

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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The scary facts about food preservatives

Healthy eating

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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What you need to know about dairy allergy and intolerances

Dairy allergy and intolerance

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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