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Seasonal Allergies

Monthly Special: Allergy-Ease Kit to Tackle Seasonal Allergies

February 4, 2019

Click here to get our Spring Guide for Free Monthly Product (Bundle) of the Month: Allergy-Ease Kit       Breathe easier with Seasonal Allergies   Allergies, seasonal or otherwise, is one of the biggest health issues people deal with in the United States. And the numbers are rising every year. Part of this is…

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Healthy diet for digestive health

Foods To Avoid With IBS: Part I

April 11, 2018

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a condition that’s digestive condition characterized by chronic stomach pain, bloating, irregular bowel movements, diarrhea and/or constipation. It’s estimated that upwards of 15% of the United States population suffers from IBS, many of whom do not even realize it. While there’s no known cure for IBS, individuals can prevent symptoms…

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ways to increase intestinal absorption

Ways to increase nutrient absorption

November 8, 2017

Acupuncture, the small intestine, and ways to increase nutrient absorption The small intestine is part of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 90 percent of the digestion and absorption of food occurs in the small intestine and its main function is the absorption of minerals and nutrients from the food we ingest. It is comprised of…

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Fermented foods

Fermented Foods and Intestinal Health

October 31, 2017

Role of fermented foods and intestinal health: The modern world is changing every single day. Because of this constant state of change, our bodies are frequently having to adjust.  We have a food supply being degraded and depleted of nutritional content, which in turn, causes our bodies to become depleted. Our soil and water is…

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IBS Relief with acupuncture

IBS Relief with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

June 5, 2017

What is IBS? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help. IBS symptoms may include gas,…

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Real-life Solutions for Sustained Energy

July 19, 2016

What would it look like if you had sustained energy? >>> How would you start your day? >>> What activities would you get back to doing? >>> How would you feel? Feeling drained, overwhelmed, and low in energy is a common complaint I hear everyday in my practice. Low energy or fatigue can be caused…

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Common Migraine Food Triggers

July 8, 2016

It is estimated that 12-16% of people in the United States suffer from migraines. Migraine headaches are often described as a “headache on steroids.” Common symptoms are mild to severe throbbing and pain in the head often worsened by light, motion, and noise. Migraines can be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. Migraine headaches are often…

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What is gluten anyway?

June 18, 2016

It is estimated that 15 million Americans have food allergies and roughly 3 million Americans have celiac disease. Gluten is a protein found in wheat products including: wheat durum, spelt, rye, barley, to name a few. Gluten acts as a binding agent, like glue, that helps foods maintain their shape. While, celiac disease is an…

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egg allergy and vegan baking

{Recipe}: Egg Substitute for Vegan Baking

May 1, 2016

Egg substitute for vegan baking: If you are vegan (meaning you do not eat meat, dairy, or eggs) or if you have an egg allergy, baking is often a challenge. Why? The egg! Most baked goods have eggs in the recipe and after doing some “experimental” baking you quickly realize that not all egg replacers…

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Psoriasis and Migraine: What’s the Connection?

April 20, 2016

Psoriasis and Migraine Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder with chronic and systemic 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’s overactive immune system attacks the body’s…

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