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Posts by Ellie Heintze

How to Read the New Nutrition Labels

Nutrition label reading

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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Spark your cleanse with acupuncture

Cleanse with acupuncture

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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Can acupuncture promote liver health?

Acupuncture can promote liver health

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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Natural Facelifts with Acupuncture

Facial Rejuvenation

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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4 Easy Ways to Spark Spring Cleansing

Spring cleansing and diet

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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Best Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin

healthy skin

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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Reasons why acupuncture works for seasonal allergies

Seasonal allergy help in Seattle

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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3 Best Steps to Restful Sleep

Good Sleep Guide

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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Can acupuncture help prevent allergies?

Natural treatment for rhinitis

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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Why is My Metabolism Slow?

Boost metabolism tips

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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