Naturopathic Medicine

Making resolutions that work!

If you’ve been reading headlines like “New Year, New You!” then you need to read this! 
It is the time of year when we get inspired to make big changes, alter our habits, commit to a healthy routine and finally get a handle on everything we need to get a handle on! But why, oh why, after so many years on this planet have we not quite got it all figured out yet? Believe it or not, there is a right way to enact lasting change and it is SO easy!

Start with something small and actionable (this means that you can make it happen). At this point, baby steps are the right choice:  if you surpass your goal, you can make a new one in March or June. Here’s an example (see more with the photos below)- “I will move my body every day” is a great and easy to accomplish goal that is simple to build on throughout the year. For example, if your goal seems too easy a few weeks in, you can alter it to “I will move my body 20 minutes every day”. Every affirmation or resolution that you make should be posted physically in a location you see every day, like on your bathroom mirror (chalk markers or post it notes!) and you should say it out loud to increase its effectiveness.

If you feel like you need more help getting the year off to a great start, Dr. Katja Magus specializes in lifestyle transformation- helping you make the changes you need to feel healthy and happy in the New Year.

Check out our affirmation and resolution examples (with photos!) below 🙂

“I will eat more vegetables” is a much more effective affirmation or resolution than “I will give up sugar”- which conjures up all sorts of deprivation and sadness….who wants to “give up” stuff anyway?

” I will move my body every day” is a great resolution that is easy to accomplish…much more effective than saying “I will lose this flab”….body positive messages always WIN!

 

“I am going to start the year pain free” is an example of an awesome affirmation that we wholly approve of. See you soon!

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Self Care Fall is Here!

Hi there! Dr. Katja Magus here from Alpine Acupuncture… You may have seen some ideas for self care online or in a magazine this year, but we recently heard about the concept for self care fall. The idea is that we each take a moment to assess how we are REALLY feeling right now during this autumn season. Do you have aches and pains you’ve been ignoring? Is the stress at work and home piling up? Are you already feeling like you’re fighting off colds and sniffles? Still feeling run down from all the smoke exposure this summer? Are you dreading the upcoming holiday season?

Well- if so, not to worry- Self Care Fall has arrived!

Now is a great time to put some energy into taking care of you. There are countless ideas out there for self care, and it really is a personal thing, which things help you feel great! For me, it means taking an extra breath and really checking in with myself before I commit to participating in an activity or event. Also- making sure there is time for the things that I know “feed” me- my exercise routine, eating salads, getting to bed on time, connecting with friends and family. Beyond that, it may mean scheduling time for a massage, getting in for those physical therapy appointments you’ve been meaning to do, visiting the chiropractor, or our personal favorite- ACUPUNCTURE! (You knew I was going to say that)

If you need some help getting your self care routine (exercise, diet, sleep) planned out, Dr. Katja Magus has time slots available to help you figure out what you need to feel amazing all the way through the holiday season and the rainy season!

Come on in and start today! It is a great time to use those acupuncture insurance visits before the end of the year (if you have 12 visits, that’s 2 per week up until Christmas!) What a great way to take care of YOU!

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Add 12 YEARS to your life! And a Special Offer!

Hi there, Dr. Katja Magus here! I’m taking over your regularly scheduled acupuncture newsletter to talk about some AMAZING headlines in the news this week (read on for a rare special offer)!

Did you see headlines on Facebook or Google this week, like this one from the Guardian: “The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life”?  I did and I was so excited! All of the habits studied in this article are things ANYONE can do, and I happen to specialize in LIFESTYLE TRANSFORMATION– which fits this research exactly!

5 Habits that can add a DECADE to your life!

Here’s the scoop:

Upon realizing that Americans have a lower life expectancy than residents of almost all other high income countries, researchers from Harvard University studied a huge group of volunteers- over 120,000 individuals for almost 35 years, to determine which lifestyle factors could lengthen life span. They determined that these 5 factors are present in individuals who live longer and feel better throughout their lives:

  1. Exercise 30min/day
  2. Healthy Diet
  3. Never smoked
  4. Healthy weight
  5. Drink in moderation

I know, I know, you’ve seen this list before, and it is so easy to do these things, right? If you are like most people, the answer is NOPE! Sometimes it seems like the simplest steps we need to take, are the hardest ones! I’m a Naturopathic Physician and if you have ever visited an ND, you know that the first two years of our training is very similar to an MD, studying anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and so much more! The next two years of our doctoral program focus on how to treat patients using natural medicines, conventional drugs and lifestyle changes. My personal speciality is Lifestyle Transformation- which in easy terms, means helping you make those changes that seem SO simple, but really aren’t. You choose which of the above factors YOU want to work on (or PICK ALL 5!) and  I will be right there with you each step of the way, helping with a plan that works for you and fits into your life.

For the FIRST FIVE people who schedule after reading this email (ready, set, go) a First Office Visit with me will be $140 (Regularly $200- that’s 30% off)- which is exactly the same price as a first office visit to acupuncture. You will have a WHOLE HOUR with a doctor to discuss how we can help you lengthen your life span and feel great today! Together we will develop on ongoing plan that helps you meet those goals.

Click the red button to schedule now or call us at 425-391-7777. Feel free to share this offer with friends (there’s button for that below too!)

See you next week!

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