Nutrition

Eating For Your Chinese Medicine Diagnosis

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 in case you missed it.  After you have your Chinese medicine diagnoses...

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An Experiment With Ketogenics

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, Dr. Duncan Lewis, Dr. Thomas Seyfried and author Elaine Cantin.  They are...

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Detoxify Your New Year!

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 out! Its surprising that many ingredients in products that we lather and slather...

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Keeping Healthy and Calm through the Holidays with Chinese Nutritional Medicine

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 a lava lamp? It was the first day where I actually thought,...

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A Congee for all Seasons

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 is often given to ill people, as it is easily digestible.  ...

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Healthy Living is Good for Men’s DNA

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

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

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 and fruit help to tonify one’s qi, which also is helps to...

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Studies Showing How Diet Affects Sperm

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 in trans fats and lower sperm concentration.  Trans fats are found in...

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Complimentary Fertility Consultations

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 fertility acupuncturists. In this 15 minute con-sultation, we can review your fertility history...

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