Nutrition

Dads-to-Be Need to Stop Drinking!

We always tell dads to stop drinking at least 3 months before conception to help the sperm be healthier but also for epigenetic reasons. What I always say is,...

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Acupuncture At Embryo Transfer Increases Success Rates

A new meta analysis published in 2019 has found that acupuncture around embryo transfer increases success rates. This research looked at 20 trials and over 5000 women. The...

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie!

Here’s a wonderful article and recipe from our very own, Julie Booker. She is an acupuncturist in our Seattle office and a board member of ABORM, the American...

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How To Make Butter Coffee - Video

Here’s the link to Matt Ferguson of Acupuncture Northwest in Seattle discussing the health benefits of “butter coffee” in this short and informative video.

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A Green Recipe for Spring (and St. Patrick's Day!)

Spring is upon us!  In Chinese medicine, springtime is associated with the color green, growth, the eyes, and the Liver organ system.  Spring is a good time to...

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Eating to Reduce Your Seasonal Allergies

Normally, we look to pharmaceutical and herbal medicine to treat seasonal allergies, but there is a lot you can do with your nutrition to lessen allergy symptoms and...

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New Year's Resolutions

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  As we come down from the delicious excesses of the holiday season, many of us are looking to regain...

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Gluten Free Recipes for the Holidays!

Here are a couple of my favorite grain free seasonal recipes. This time I will share recipes both created and shared from a favorite source. Both recipes reflect...

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Cooling Foods for Summer Heat

Welcome back, and welcome to summer! As we’re hitting the warmest time of year, let’s look at foods that cool heat. During the summer months, Chinese medicine relaxes...

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Heart Healthy Foods

Here’s another article I wrote for the Tacoma Food Co-op.Welcome back to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) nutrition class! In the past few months we have gone through Chinese...

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Eating For Your Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

Hello Everyone!  This blog post is the “nutritional follow up” to the previous post about how to diagnosis yourself according to Chinese medicine.  Here is the quiz again...

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An Experiment With Ketogenics

My most recent nutritional bio-hacking experiment involved a five month personal trial of the Ketogenic diet after listening to some interesting interviews with Dave Asprey, Dominic D’Agostino Phd,...

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Detoxify Your New Year!

Detoxification, what a great New Year’s Resolution!  We offer guidance through our detoxification program at Acupuncture Northwest & Associates.  Read on to get excited about getting those toxins...

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Keeping Healthy and Calm through the Holidays with Chinese Nutritional Medicine

I had my first holiday thought today. My first, hmm I wonder what I should get my daughter for Christmas? I wonder if a six year old would like...

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A Congee for all Seasons

Congee is a traditional Chinese porridge.  Normally it is made of rice and is eaten with meat, vegetables and/or herbs.   It can be eaten for breakfast and...

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Healthy Living is Good for Men's DNA

This study is fascinating! Healthy lifestyle positively affected the DNA in men.  Here’s the link.(Thanks Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin)

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Chemicals Effecting Our Fertility

Another reason to eat organic!This Washington Post article discusses the affects of herbicides on fertility.Could antibacterial soap be causing more infertility?Here is the Examiner article.

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Better Diet Equals Better Sperm, Study Shows

A diet high in grains and fruit and low in coffee, alcohol, and red meat seems to enhance sperm motility, according to recent research.  In Chinese medicine, grains...

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Studies Showing How Diet Affects Sperm

Chinese medicine has long recognized the link between diet and health, even with one’s reproductive potential.  Here is an article that discusses the link between a diet high...

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Complimentary Fertility Consultations

If you have questions about how acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can enhance your fertility, you can have a free 15 minute phone consultation with one of our...

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