Achieving Optimal Healing and Wellness Through Integrative Care

At Kirkland Health Institute in Kirkland, WA, we strive to educate our patients on chronic health conditions and the ways that natural healing can help them. Our blogs provide reliable information on how you can lead a more active lifestyle and take steps toward healthy living.

Live Long Live Healthy

December 23, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Live Long Live Healthy

How To Live Long and Live Healthy July 29, 2018, a Seattle Washington man celebrated his 100th birthday by skydiving from a plane, and is planning on doing it again next year…pretty amazing! What’s even more amazing is that he is not the only one his age doing the same or similar things…a 101 yr. old woman jumped from a plane in 2018 and a 100 yr. old woman jumped in 2015 ...

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Avoid Common Cold

December 7, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Avoid Common Cold

How to Avoid the Common Cold Naturally Tis the season…for sniffling, coughing, sneezing and wheezing….not such a joyous time! It’s definitely that time of year when the cold and flu bugs are rampant, and everywhere you go, everything you touch, and everything you do opens you up to exposure to these everyday illnesses. One day you’re feeling just great, but by night time your symptoms have hit, and you are officially ...

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Keto Diet

November 12, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Keto Diet

What is the Keto Diet and Why Should You Use It? People everywhere are jumping on the Keto Diet (Ketogenic Diet) bandwagon…never heard of it? It isn’t new, it’s actually been around since the 1920s…20 decades ago! So I guess that disqualifies it from being a “fad diet”, even though it is a fast way to lose weight. What is the Keto Diet and how does it work? The reason this ...

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Coffee Alternatives

October 29, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Coffee Alternatives

Is It Time You Found a Healthy Alternative to Coffee? Reuters was commissioned by the National Coffee Association (I didn’t even know there was one) to find out how many people drank at least 1 cup of coffee each day, and they found out that 64% of Americans fit into that category…the highest percentage since 2012. That’s a lot of Americans. So why do they do it? Some enjoy the buzz it ...

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Healthy Lifestyle

August 8, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy Lifestyle – Consistent or Roller Coaster? I’ll start eating healthy again tomorrow…I’ll start going to the gym again next week…I need to start flossing my teeth again soon! Is this you? You start a pattern for a healthy lifestyle, but then somehow you get off track, the good habit is broken, and you’re back to square one…you need to begin again! It can be a vicious cycle. Why you ...

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Chronic Health Condition and Stress

June 18, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Chronic Health Condition and Stress

Is Stress Adding to My Chronic Health Condition? If I can remove the stress, will my chronic illness improve? The American medical association estimates that 80% of all health conditions have a stress component to them. “Stress doesn’t only make us feel awful emotionally, it can also exacerbate just about any health condition you can think of.” – Jay Winner, MD, author of Take the Stress Out of Your Life I have been a holistic ...

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Food Groups Linked to Cancer

April 19, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Food Groups Linked to Cancer

A New Study Links Processed Food Group to Cancer If you were given information that would help you predict whether or not you would get cancer, would that encourage you to make changes in your lifestyle to avoid it if possible? Well, there is new information, information that links processed foods to cancer. The study, by researchers in France, did not find that processed foods cause cancer, but that they are closely linked to cancer ...

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Organic vs Non GMO Food

January 26, 2018 By Michael Taggart

Organic vs Non GMO Food

What is the Difference Between Organic and Non-GMO Food? by Guest Blogger – Jenni Oscar The organic boom has hit the US as hard as it has the rest of the world. With research carried out over the past decade showing that organic foods are healthier (because they contain higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of metals such as cadmium), more and more families are keen to fuel up on fresh, seasonal, organic fruits and ...

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Fight High Blood Pressure Naturally

December 20, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Fight High Blood Pressure Naturally

Fighting High Blood Pressure Naturally New guidelines regarding high blood pressure have recently been released, and the new highs are lower than ever…if you consistently have readings higher than 130/80 you are considered to have high blood pressure. Previous to this new guideline the tipping point was 140/80 with the normal range (which hasn’t changed) being 120/80. This means that millions more Americans will be diagnosed with Hypertension or High ...

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Brain Food

November 7, 2017 By Michael Taggart

Brain Food

Which Brain Foods Can Help Prevent Depression? Just as your heart, your lungs and every other part of your body needs the right kinds of food to function optimally, it’s important that your brain receives nutrients from the right kinds of foods also. Many people don’t think about eating particular foods for the brain, but almost everything we take in affects it and how it acts or reacts. Everything in your body works ...

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