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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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Citrus for enhanced immunity at Starting Point in Bothell.

What to eat for better immunity?

February 13, 2019

Get Dr. Ellie’s Ultimate Mindset Guide for free, here. Best Foods for Enhancing Immunity:     If you tend to get sick a lot, it could be more than just bad luck. Your diet could be playing a big role in how your body responds to illness triggers. Some foods can help your body to…

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Food can affect more than your weight

How Food Can Affect More Than Your Weight

July 29, 2018

You are what you eat?! Food can affect more than your weight What you eat can affect many areas of your health from your mood to how well you sleep. As you’ll see in this article, your body needs a wide range of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you in great physical and…

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Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is more than just needles

May 1, 2017

Acupuncture: There is a point to that! Acupuncture is more than just needles. Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy. First of all, the practice of Chinese…

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Winter Food Suggestions

What Should I Eat? Winter Food Suggestions

January 27, 2017

What Should I Eat? Winter Edition Traditional Chinese Medicine views things differently than other medical systems. In TCM, there are guidelines that are considered very logical when it comes to the seasons. These guidelines lay out what foods and activities are best for each season of the year. Chinese medicine teaches us to live in…

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Strengthen your immune system

Strengthen Your Immune System with Acupuncture

December 30, 2016

Strengthen Your Immune System with Acupuncture: It’s that time of year again…the weather is getting colder, the leaves have fallen off the trees and people are beginning to trickle into the office with autumn colds and allergies. As an acupuncturist, I have to say I rarely get sick. I have lots of tools and tricks…

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Season of Winter

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Season of Winter

December 22, 2016

Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Season of Winter The ancient Chinese developed a system of medicine thousands of years ago and that system is still used around the world today. This system incorporates more than just medicine though. Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners also educate their patients on how the seasons affect the body and ways…

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winter season

Foods for Winter Season

December 6, 2016

Foods to eat during winter season Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the…

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nutrition food as medicine

Nutrition for Heart Health & Hypertension

September 2, 2016

In Oriental medicine (OM), we use food as medicine. OM nutrition combines ancient wisdom with modern science. Proving a holistic approach to nutrition, which aims to balance all five flavors within most meals with one or two flavors being emphasized for therapeutic purposes. OM nutrition for a hypertension emphasizes bitter flavors, sour flavors and energetically-cooling foods.…

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