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Gut-brain connection

5 Facts about the Gut-Brain Connection

August 24, 2019

The Gut-Brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain Did you know there is a second brain in your gut? Yes, it’s true! There is no denying it anymore. The gut-brain connection is a real thing. And because of the new scientific discoveries about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your…

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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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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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Acupuncture can supercharge immune system

3 tips you need to know to super charge your immune system

August 3, 2019

Are your defenses up? Learn how to super charge your immune system, naturally! Getting sick can happen anytime. Often it can happen if you are under stress, during change in seasons, around crowds, or if your health is compromised. Therefore, read below to learn our top tips to super charge your immune system. What can…

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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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Heart health tips

Best Natural Ways to Improve Heart Health

June 11, 2019

Acupuncture for Heart Health Heart health is extremely important. Without a healthy heart, the body does not function properly. Your brain needs a healthy blood supply so you can think and process information clearly, our limbs need blood to help you move, and all your organs need that blood supply to keep you ticking! When…

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Common myths about acupuncture answered

Top myths about acupuncture debunked

June 7, 2019

  Top myths about acupuncture you should stop believing right now I have found in my years of clinical practice many people have questions about acupuncture. Does it work? How does it work? Is it woo woo? I LOVE talking about acupuncture and debunking the common myths about acupuncture! I believe so strongly in the…

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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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Thrive this Spring in Seattle

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring

May 4, 2019

4 Lifestyle Tweaks to Thrive this Spring In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is. An easy way to think about…

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