Author Archives: bothellnatural

Quick and Easy Gluten-Free recipes

Minestrone Warming and delectable. 1 jar prepared, or 3 cups of homemade pasta sauce 3 cups of vegetable or chicken broth 1 cup chopped carrots 2 cups cooked pinto or black beans 1 ½ cups chopped crimini or Portobello mushrooms … Continue reading

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Following a Gluten-Free Diet

Why Gluten-Free? The incidence of Gluten intolerance (Celiac Disease) and Gluten-sensitivity is on the rise. Celiac Disease (a genetic, auto-immune gluten allergy) is only one type of gluten intolerance. As Naturopathic Physicians, we would like to argue that many of … Continue reading

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Super Juices: Should You Drink Them?

I’m sure you all have been hearing the buzz about the amazing healing properties of fruit juices from around the world. These nutrient dense products have been touted to do anything from cure cancer to improve libido. We wanted to … Continue reading

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How To Survive Allergy Season

Whether we like it or not, allergy season is upon us! I would like to offer some simple suggestions for helping to calm the allergic response so that you may enjoy the beauty of the season, rather than seeing it … Continue reading

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Understanding Intestinal Permeability or ‘Leaky Gut Syndrome’

This month Dr. Bowen helps us understand Intestinal Permeability aka Leaky Gut.Intestinal health is key to leading a healthy and pain-free existence. The intestines are comprised of semi-permeable barriers that determine which nutrients get absorbed into the bloodstream and which … Continue reading

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Healthy Eating 101

When people tell me that they have a “healthy diet” I have come to realize that this means very different things for different people. I have decided to use this monthly newsletter to outline some good (yet practical) guidelines for … Continue reading

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Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Tarragon Walnut Oil Vinaigrette ¼ cup minced shallots 3 Tablespoons tarragon-white vinegar 4 Tablespoons chopped fresh Tarragon 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard 1 Teaspoon roasted walnut oil Salt and Pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk shallots, tarragon, vinegar and Dijon mustard. … Continue reading

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Oils: The Good, The Bad and The Essential

The news is rife with talk of trans-fats, monounsaturated fats, which fats to eat, which to avoid, etc… My goal this month is to provide some clarity about oils. Which are therapeutic and why, and which sources are the right … Continue reading

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Outwitting Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is actively upon us! What makes us susceptible and what can we do to actively prevent getting ill this season? Why does it always seem to happen at this time of year? We just turned our … Continue reading

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Treatments Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

This month Dr. Bowen writes about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD and its treatment. I am happy to announce that Rebecca Rainwater, Occupational Therapist, is now available for appointments in our office on Main Street in Bothell. Rebecca has been an … Continue reading

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