Drink Up for Health!

May 2, 2014

Water is our ultimate life force. Staying hydrated has unlimited benefits for your health including weight management, supple skin and improved kidney function and digestion. As crucial as it may be, it is easy to forget to drink water throughout the day. As the weather heats up, it is time to make drinking water a priority. Your life depends on […]

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Shopping Healthy

March 3, 2014

When we think about living a healthy lifestyle, there are many factors to consider. Exercise, diet and stress management are a few important parts of this equation. What each of these have in common is that they take time, something we often feel short on. When it comes to diet, we often take the quick and easy […]

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Tune up with Acupuncture

January 27, 2014

Many patients come to Acupuncture Northwest seeking treatment for a specific problem, like a painful lower back, insomnia, or poor digestion. But what happens after that specific problem is treated and resolved? For most patients, we transition them to maintenance treatment. The purpose of maintenance acupuncture treatments is to promote continued health, and prevent future […]

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Easy Chicken Breast Marinade Recipe

August 13, 2013

Easy Chicken Breast Marinade Here is a very simple and delicious chicken breast marinade Sarah’s mom often uses to marinade chicken before grilling it. Great for summer time grilling. Servings: 4 (8 oz servings) Marinade Ingredients 2 skinless chicken breasts ½ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil 1 clove garlic minced or chopped ½ […]

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Choosing Sunscreen for Summer

June 26, 2013

It’s finally the best time of year in Portland….summer. We in the Northwest are lucky to live in one of the best summer climates around, and everyone does their best to take full advantage after long rainy months. We understand the desire to be in the sunshine, but when you’re pursuing your outdoor adventures, remember […]

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Crossfit Athletes use Acupuncture

May 31, 2013

Everyone has by now heard of CrossFit, the strength and conditioning program that has taken the exercise world by storm. It’s a specific style of working out that uses a wide variety of exercises, including running, rowing, plyometrics, gymnastics, weight training and Olympic weightlifting techniques. It is a workout style well known for its pain, and […]

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Lentils With Spinach

March 7, 2013

Here is a recipe that is easy and healthy! It is vegan, low fat, high in plant based protein and chlorophyl (see the benefits of chlorophyl here). This recipe is so pleasing to the  palate, I think I could eat it every day. It consists of only seven ingredients, including salt! Try experimenting with additional […]

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The Power of Mint

March 5, 2013

Most everyone has heard of mint, and have likely grown it in their garden at some point. Mint is also a Chinese herb called Bo He. In Chinese medicine, it is used to expel wind-heat from the head region, and treats symptoms like fever, headaches, red eyes, cough and sore throat. It is also used […]

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Mom’s Minestrone Soup

February 25, 2013

Yum! (Serves; 8 people) Ingredients ½ cup olive oil 3 tbsp butter 1 cup thinly sliced yellow onion 1 cup diced carrots 1 diced celery 2 cups peeled, diced potatoes 2 cloves garlic 1 ½ cups fresh white beans, if available or 1 ½ cups canned cannellini beans or Great Northern beans, cooked. 2 cups […]

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Sausage and Kale Soup

February 21, 2013

Try out this amazing and healthy soup recipe. I make it all the time. Sausage and Kale Soup Ingredients 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 large onion 4 cloves of garlic, chopped and peeled 1 pound of mild, ground chicken sausage 2 cups of chicken broth 3 cups of beef broth * I often skip the […]

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