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Natural ways to control blood sugar

What no one tells you about blood sugar

August 20, 2019

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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Paleo diet and health

Ready to cut inflammation? Try the Paleo Diet

August 17, 2019

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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Glycemic index explained

A complete guide to understanding the glycemic index

August 10, 2019

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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Back pain relief in Bothell

Quickstart Guide: Points for Low Back Pain

July 26, 2019

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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Acupuncture can provide relief for neuropathy

Solutions for neuropathy pain

July 1, 2019

Ancient medicine for the modern body: How acupuncture can help neuropathy pain   Diseases of the nervous system are call neuropathies. There are many different types and classifications depending on where to disease and origin is. In addition, there can be single nerve involvement like in carpal tunnel syndrome or multiple nerves can be affected…

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Acupuncture can help to reduce stress

Can acupuncture help heart health?

June 28, 2019

Acupuncture and Heart Health, Let’s see what the research says Acupuncture is commonly known for its ability to treat chronic pain. But what about other conditions like heart health? Acupuncture may improve heart health A study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) looked at the prevalence of acute myocardial infarction, or heart attacks,…

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Natural treatments for acne

Natural treatment options for acne

June 17, 2019

Natural treatment options for acne Acne is a common inflammatory condition of the skin, affecting 70-90% of the population. Acne can appear any where on the body but most commonly on face, scalp, and neck. Acne can lead to red papules and cysts that vary in size and appearance. Acne can wax and wane with…

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Low back pain and acupuncture

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

June 1, 2019

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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Top breakfast foods

Top Three Must Eat Breakfast Foods

May 24, 2019

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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Acupuncture for treatment of psoriasis

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

May 14, 2019

Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the connection? Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic inflammation that can affect joints and skin. Psoriasis is actually quite common. Most people think of it as a skin condition, but in fact the root of the condition lies underneath the skin. With psoriasis, a person has an overactive immune system.…

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