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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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Foods to reduce inflammation

Top 5 foods to reduce inflammation

August 7, 2019

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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Gut health

Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance?

July 6, 2019

    Can My Symptoms Actually Be a Food Intolerance? Food intolerances or “sensitivities” can affect you in so many ways. They are actually becoming more common as well. Before we dive in. It is best to differentiate between intolerances and allergies. Food allergy vs. intolerances With food allergies it can be an immediate reaction…

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Natural treatment options for eczema

Natural treatment options for eczema

June 24, 2019

Natural Treatment Options for Eczema in Bothell A common skin condition affecting 2-8% of adults and 20% of children is eczema also known as atopic dermatitis. Eczema is a chronic, itchy, and inflammatory skin condition affecting all areas of the body but most commonly spots appear on the hands, arms, and face. The key to…

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Healthy eating for summer

Healthy eating from early to late summer

June 20, 2019

Healthy eating for summer Our approach to health at Starting Point Acupuncture in Bothell is all about balance. Not just addressing the symptoms but looking deeper to WHY you have those symptoms and getting to the root cause. One of the factors we look at is your diet. Are their foods you are eating that…

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Natural treatments for rosacea

Natural Treatment Options for Rosacea

June 9, 2019

Natural treatment options for Rosacea Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes facial redness, red bumps, blemishes, and visible blood vessels in your face. Rosacea maybe triggered by hormone changes, stress, emotions, hot weather, genetics, alcohol-use, certain medications, food allergies, and more. These signs and symptoms may flare up for a period of weeks…

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healthy skin

Best Tips for Maintaining Healthy Skin

April 2, 2019

6 Ways to Improve/Maintain Youthful Skin   Green tea: Green tea is packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help sooth and reduce redness in the skin. Some experts believe green tea can help reduce collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles. Try starting with even just one cup of green tea a day so increase…

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Healthy eating for lifetime of wellness in Bothell, washington

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

February 22, 2019

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong and it’s Making You Fat and Tired   Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere!   And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right?  …

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Acupuncture can help relieve IBS symptoms

Can acupuncture help with IBS?

February 12, 2019

Grab Dr. Ellie’s IBS Helpsheet for FREE! What does the research say about acupuncture and IBS?   Research Update In a 2014 study published in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers conducted a meta-analysis of six randomized, placebo-controlled, clinical trials and found acupuncture had a statistically significant, positive effect on IBS symptoms. The study found…

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Lower your cholesterol naturally bothell

10 Natural Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol

December 2, 2018

How You Can Lower Your Cholesterol the Natural Way   High cholesterol can make you more likely to get heart disease so it’s definitely something you want to keep a handle on and take some steps to lower, if needs be. Even if your cholesterol is already on the high side, there’s quite a bit…

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