Author Archives: Michelle Simon

June Newsletter!

Summer is almost here! As the warm summer months approach, Dr. Simon wants to share some news and ideas for you to have your best summer yet!

Help Recognize Licensed Naturopaths and the Quality Care They Provide:
A movement is afoot to increase recognition of the naturopathic profession and support expanded access to licensed naturopathic doctors. Help support this necessary profession by
signing the petition to recognize the safe and essential care provided by naturopathic doctors. Sign the petition here!

Parking Update

The business center offers one hour of free parking to visitors in two Diamond Parking lots.
One lot is directly across the street from the entrance to the building, and the spaces allowed are #1 – 38.The other lot is in a parking garage on the north side of the building. The entrance is on 47th. We are allowed to use the 2nd and 3rd levels of the new structure. (The basement level is for Trader Joe parking only.)Please note your parking space number and your license plate number and register your vehicle on the third floor as your enter.park

Letter of Medical Necessity

If you have a Health Savings Account you may be able to purchase prescribed supplements with HSA funds. Some insurance companies will require a letter of medical necessity plus the purchase receipt. Dr. Simon can supply the necessary letter to submit to your insurance company verifying that your supplements are vital to your well-being! Next time you are in the office just ask Dr. Simon and she will be glad to send that to you shortly! letter

Your Healthy BBQ Guide:

Summer time is synonymous with backyard barbecues; unfortunately, what comes with the fun of a cook-out is the risk of consumption of HCAs (carcinogenic heterocyclic amines) or the chemicals caused by cooking meat at high temperatures. These chemicals can be harmful but don’t have to ruin your summer fun..

Check out this guide to help avoid HCAs and keep your barbecues as healthy as possible! Read it here.

April Newsletter!

Welcome to the first official newsletter from Healthwise Integrative Medicine! We will sporadically be sharing healthy tips, event updates, and happenings here at Healthwise. We have lots of great information to share with you and look forward to your feedback!

Welcome to our newest member at Healthwise Integrative Medicine, MaryKate Hines! MaryKate will be at the front desk scheduling appointments, answering calls, and helping out with all things Healthwise. MaryKate just moved to Seattle from Massachusetts where she recently graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a degree in Communication Disorders.

Staying healthy can be tough, but what better time than spring to try some refreshing new recipes! Try this delicious green hummus recipe for a springtime treat:

What you’ll need:
2 cups spinach
1 cup arugula
¼ cup cilantro
2 scallions, rough chopped
2 small garlic cloves
4 cups chickpeas, rinsed
1 cup olive oil
¼ cup lemon juice
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

How to make it:
1. In a food processor or blender, add the spinach, arugula, cilantro, scallions, garlic, and chickpeas. Pulse to chop. Then process, slowly adding the olive oil, until a creamy dip forms.
2. Transfer the hummus to a serving bowl and stir in the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with whole wheat pita or toast. Makes 8 to 10 servings, as an appetizer.

Nutrition info per serving: 302 calories, 5g protein, 19g carbohydrates (5g fiber), 23g fat
A summer metabolic cleanse will be happening soon; check your inbox mid-June for more information! cleanse

Parking Reminder:
The University Center Lot provides one hour of free parking (stalls 1-38)! Simply sign your license plate number and stall number on the clipboard outside the elevator when you a