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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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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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rheumatoid arthritis

Can acupuncture help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

September 23, 2018

Top 3 ways acupuncture can help with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition involving pain in major joints. RA is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis and the CDC states that about 52.5 million people suffer from some sort of arthritis. Some early symptoms of RA include more than…

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Celiac treatment bothell

Top 5 things you did not know about celiac disease

February 1, 2018

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of the protein gluten. Gluten causes chronic inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells lining the small intestine. The inflammation and damage to the intestinal cells prohibit nutrient and vitamin absorption leading to malabsorption. People with celiac disease may have symptoms…

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Celiac disease

Why Celiac Disease Is More Than Going Gluten-Free

April 21, 2016

What you need to know about Celiac Disease It is estimated that 1 in 133 Americans, 1% of the United States population, has celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by the ingestion of gluten. Gluten causes damage by promoting inflammation and destruction of small intestine cells (aka villous atrophy). In celiac, the immune system attacks…

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Acupuncture for Autoimmune Conditions

April 9, 2016

Acupuncture for autoimmune conditions There are more than 80 chronic illnesses that are immune related including rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, and celiac disease. Autoimmune diseases result when the immune system mistakenly attacks its own body’s tissues. Immune deficiency is more common than most people think; around 20 percent…

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Gluten sensitivity

Non-celiac Gluten Sensitivity

March 11, 2016

What you need to know about Non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) Why is it that people feel better when they stop eating products with gluten? That is the million-dollar question. Is it gluten itself? Is it the pesticides that are used on wheat products? Does everyone just have leaky gut? It could be a combination of…

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Acupuncture for immune deficiency

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening

December 9, 2015

Updates on Advances in Celiac Disease Screening What is Celiac Disease? The standard methods to diagnosis celiac disease involves lab testing with confirmation from an intestinal biopsy. There has been some debate as to whether celiac disease can be diagnosed based on the blood test alone. What does the research say? A 2012 study published…

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Celiac disease and migraines

Celiac disease and its link to migraine headaches

September 21, 2015

  Imagine a fire somewhere in your body that was triggered by something you ate. This fire can spread rapidly, causing damage and affecting other parts of your body. By finding the source of what is fueling the fire, removing it, and properly repairing damaged tissues, your symptoms could be gone for good.   Celiac…

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Celiac disease

Understanding Celiac Disease

September 14, 2015

What is celiac disease? In recent years, more people have been diagnosed with celiac disease than at any other time in modern history, and gluten-free diets have become more common. Celiac disease affects about 2.3 million Americans. Common symptoms are diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, joint pain, fatigue, and eczema. Celiac disease was initially thought to occur…

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