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Ben Edwards, Heart of Wellness clinic manager, and Laura Woodworth, registered dietician nutritionist, invite you to check out their Tumwater holistic health care clinic. Photo credit: Nancy Krier

At Heart of Wellness, Learn About the ‘Three Ps’ of Good Intestinal Nutrition: Prebiotics, Probiotics and Postbiotics

You may have heard of prebiotics and probiotics, but have you heard of postbiotics yet? If not, and you want to improve your intestinal health, expert advice is right around the corner. Reach out to Laura Woodworth at Heart of Wellness in Tumwater.

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Caring for the Caretakers- How Heart of Wellness’s Dr. Michelle Kent Serves First Responder Community

Caring for the Caretakers: How Heart of Wellness’s Dr. Michelle Kent Serves First Responder Community

Dr. Kent often refers her first responder patients to colleagues at Heart of Wellness who take an integrated approach to restoring health and wellbeing.

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Physical Therapist Jeff Foucrier Helps Patients Manage and Improve Chronic Pain at Heart of Wellness, image of Jeff helping a patient

Physical Therapist Jeff Foucrier Helps Patients Manage and Improve Chronic Pain at Heart of Wellness

Living with temporary pain is one thing. No matter how bad it gets, there is light at the end of the tunnel because we know it will end. Chronic pain is a different animal, however. It impacts not just our physical wellbeing, but our mental and emotional reserves, often leaving those who suffer from it drained and depressed. At Heart of Wellness, Physical Therapist Jeff Foucrier works with patients to address all aspects of living with chronic pain, including the most important one: feelings of hopelessness.

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Laura Woodworth Helps Clients Reduce Inflammation Through Dietary Changes

By now, most people are aware of the role of inflammation in creating disease. It has been linked to everything from cardiovascular problems and obesity to rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and even cancer. 

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10 Things you Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Health With Heart of Wellness

The desire for better health and wellness can be easily eclipsed by all the other things in our busy lives that need to get done in a day. But better health doesn’t mean momentous changes. In fact, the best method of success is often small changes every day that over time make a huge impact on our health. Check out the list below to find out the simple changes you can start making today.

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Heart of Wellness Adds Physical Therapy To Integrated Treatments for Back Pain

Most of us have experienced this at some point. You bend over to tie a shoe or pick something up from the ground and as you attempt to straighten, crack! Out of nowhere, your back goes out. Although such events are more common among people over 40, they can also occur at any age. Back pain affects four out of five people over the course of their lives, and when it strikes, it can be debilitating. 

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Heart of Wellness Team’s Integrated Treatment of Headaches Gets Results

Believe it or not, according to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, there are more than 150 different types of headaches. They fall into broad categories such as primary, where the main problem is the headache itself, and secondary, in which it’s a symptom of some other condition. Identifying their root causes can be tricky. Clinicians at Olympia’s Heart of Wellness have seen headaches caused by everything from drinking a liter of Diet Coke per day to post-cesarean section scars restricting a patient’s breathing, leading to tension in their head and neck. The clinic’s integrated, collaborative approach gives patients many tools for addressing this common complaint.

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Why Wellness Matters: Dr. Diana Duncan, ND Shares the Next Best Step Towards a Healthier You

With a few months of 2021 firmly in the record books, have you stuck to your resolutions–using the new year as a launching point for your goals to become a healthier version of you? Or have you let things fall by the wayside and are just now reminded about the importance of your health by this very article? If you’ve decided that today is the day to take a proactive approach to healthier living, you have made a great choice, and Dr. Diana Duncan, CEO and Naturopathic Physician at Heart of Wellness couldn’t agree more.

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Nutritionist Laura Woodworth Eases Patients into New Dietary Habits with Customized Plans

With so much conflicting information available, navigating the world of diet and nutrition can be tricky. Keto, vegan and paleo diets are just one set of options. More recent trends include the pork fat keto diet, the carnivore diet and the croissant diet. (Yes, you heard that last one correctly. Bread lovers, rejoice!) Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) Laura Woodworth sees patients who are exploring them all and develops customized plans that work with their lifestyle, preferences, and recommendations from other Heart of Wellness practitioners.

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Listening is Core to Heart of Wellness’s Integrated, Holistic Approach to Healthcare

According to renowned naturalist John Muir, “When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” That’s not a bad description of how the naturopathic clinicians at Olympia’s Heart of Wellness practice healthcare. With every patient and condition they treat, the goal is to discover the root cause, which is often connected to other symptoms.

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Heart of Wellness Reflects Values by Re-Inventing ‘The Doctor’s Office’

On my first visit to Heart of Wellness, an integrative health practice nestled in Tumwater, it seemed appropriate that it was on Earth Day – a day to honor, respect and celebrate our life-sustaining planet. After all, isn’t one step to healthier planet, a healthier self?

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