When was the last time you had a really good cry?

Have you been feeling a little bit down recently? I know I have – we’re not alone and it’s actually not a bad thing.According to Chinese Medicine, Autumn is associated with grief and sadness, so it’s normal to feel that way during this time year. Just as the trees let…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent

Episode 66: Ayurvedic Tips for Navigating the Seasonal Transition Into Autumn with Colette Kent   Colette Kent is an Ayurvedic Educator and the founder of Elements Natural Healing and Wellbeing who has worked in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years. She is the former owner of a…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 64: Stopping Time with Pedram Shojai, OMD

A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 64: Stopping Time with Pedram Shojai, OMD   Dr. Pedram Shojai is a fellow Chinese medicine practitioner, a Qigong teacher, known philanthropist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He’s also made headlines in the movie industry producing documentaries. Above all, he is known as the…

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A Healthy Curiosity Episode 63: Diagnosing Your Tongue

Episode 63: Diagnosing your Tongue I’ve been pretty busy lately. We dropped our daughter off at her first year of college, vacationing for a week in the Orcas, and attended a friend’s wedding in Seattle. When we got back, I was busy transitioning office managers and seeing more patients than…

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Two Simple Questions to Help You Relax Your Mind

Qigong can be thought of as a moving meditation. Regular practice helps to improve bone density, balance, sleep, cardiovascular function, digestion, and immunity. It also helps to reduce stress and pain. Pretty cool, huh? It can even help your cells live longer – and when your cells live longer, so…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 38: Essential Oils for Essential Self-Care

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    Episode 38: Essential Oils for Essential Self-Care with Jodi Cohen, NTP In Episode 38, Brodie talks with Jodi Cohen, NTP about the power of essential oils and aromatherapy. Jodi first discovered essential oils after going through an emotionally strenuous time in her life, and the practical knowledge she…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 31: Going Paleo

    Episode 31: Going Paleo with Amie Tollefsrud, NTP & Andrea Nordling, NTP You’ve heard of the Atkins Diet, the raw food diet, Weight Watchers, and the South Beach Diet, but do you know anything about the Paleo Diet? You might be thinking cavemen… think again.   In Episode…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 30: Geek-Out: Women’s Hormones

    Episode 30: Geek-Out: Women’s Hormones with Maria Claps, CHHC, FDN-P This episode started out being a follow-up to Episode 25 on perimenopause, but we ended up covering so much ground that we decided to rename it and just call it what it is: a total geek-out on women’s…

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My Accident, Fall Health Tips, and Basics of Chinese Medicine Registration

Last week, a Toyota Tacoma truck slammed into the back of my poor little Honda Fit and smashed my car into the city bus which was stopped at the light in front of me. My car crumpled at both ends like an accordion. It was one of those moments where…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 16: Healing Through the Belly with Li-lan Hsiang Weiss, L.Ac.

    Episode 16: Healing Through the Belly with Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss, L.Ac.   In Episode 16, Brodie talks with Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss, Licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of the Arvigo Technique, or Mayan Abdominal Therapy. Western medicine is just beginning to understand the link between the digestive system and the…

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