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Posts by Ellie Heintze

5 Facts about the Gut-Brain Connection

Gut-brain connection

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain Did you know there is a second brain in your gut? Yes, it’s true! There is no denying it anymore. The gut-brain connection is a real thing. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your…

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What no one tells you about blood sugar

Natural ways to control blood sugar

How Do I Keep My Blood Sugar Stable? Diabetes, especially Type 2, is a major health epidemic. With an estimate of over 366 million people world wide diagnosed and that number is on the rise. Type 2 diabetes involves a chronic high blood sugar levels that leads to the body becoming insulin resistant. This is…

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Ready to cut inflammation? Try the Paleo Diet

Paleo diet and health

Paleo Diet 101   You may have heard of the Paleo diet. It was the world’s most popular diet in 2013 and is still going strong. Why? Because more and more studies are showing how eating a whole foods based diet low in sugar and carbs can dramatically cut inflammation and improve health. According to…

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Ultimate Guide to Stress Management

Ultimate guide to stress management

Is stress impacting your health? Get our top stress management tools here Stress, we all have it. Stress at work, deadlines, angry bosses, managing kids soccer games, trying to find time to workout, family drama…just to name a few! Knowing how to master stress management is key for long-term wellness. As you know, stress can…

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A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

Glycemic index explained

What is the Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load?  You may have heard of the glycemic index in the news. It has been around a long time to provide insight on how our bodies process different foods in regard to sugar content. Glycemic literally means “causing glucose (or sugar) in the blood.” The glycemic index was…

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Top 5 foods to reduce inflammation

Foods to reduce inflammation

Reduce Inflammation With These 5 Key Foods  Inflammation. It is the fire in our body that fuels so many health problems. You can achieve pain-free living by taking steps to reduce inflammation. It’s a fact. Scientists are measuring levels of inflammation in our bodies and finding that it can be pretty bad for our health;…

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3 Signs You Might Need an Immune Boost

Immune boost with acupuncture in Bothell

  Do you need an immune boost? If you have ever asked the question, “Why do I get sick so easily?” You may need an immune boost! There are many reasons why certain people seem to be more prone to getting sick. Some factors are poor health, diet, stress, weakened immune system, and work environment.…

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3 tips you need to know to super charge your immune system

Acupuncture can supercharge immune system

Are your defenses up? Learn how to super charge your immune system, naturally! Getting sick can happen anytime. Often it can happen if you are under stress, during change in seasons, around crowds, or if your health is compromised. Therefore, read below to learn our top tips to super charge your immune system. What can…

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Can electroacupuncture help with chronic pain?

Electroacupuncture for pain relief

Can Electroacupuncture help with chronic pain? Chronic pain is one of the top reasons people go to the doctor. It is estimated that 116 million Americans report chronic pain and seek help. It is common practice for opioids to be recommended and prescribed for chronic pain suffers and the prescription rate has continued to climb.…

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Quickstart Guide: Points for Low Back Pain

Back pain relief in Bothell

Top 3 Acupuncture Points for Low Back Pain Statistics show that almost eight out of 10 people experience low back pain at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to the elderly and is the third most common…

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