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4 ways your hormones can make you gain belly fat

In Hormone Replacement Therapy by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

Many women resign themselves to the fact that getting older means weight gain. They assume because so many women gain weight as they approach menopause, that this is a normal part of aging. To add insult to injury, this menopausal weight gain is often focused on the belly area. Belly fat is not only difficult to hide, it’s also dangerous for your health. In fact, this type of fat, known as visceral fat, is linked …

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Are you gaining weight even though you’re exercising?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

We all know exercise is hard work. You have to find the time, energy, and motivation to push your body physically. But there’s plenty of evidence that shows that the hard work of exercise is well worth it for both physical and mental well-being. That’s why it can be frustrating if you’ve been sticking to an exercise plan but the number on the scale isn’t budging. After all, shouldn’t weight loss be a natural result …

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Is diet or exercise more important for weight loss?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 2nd, 2019

Weight loss is a complicated and often difficult process. You’ve probably tried diets or exercise programs only to find that they simply didn’t work. No one wants to waste their time with diets that don’t work! This has led to a common question in the weight-loss world: should you diet or exercise to lose weight? The answer is both. But, don’t worry — you don’t need to eat tiny meals and sweat for hours at …

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How a daily routine can improve your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 26th, 2019

Do you ever feel like you’re in survival mode, just trying to get through whatever the day brings you? Do you lack structure to your day? This can add stress to your life, and chronic stress can make it much harder to lose weight and get healthier. If things feel out of balance in your life, and you’re finding it hard to lose weight or meet your health goals, there is good news: creating a …

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10 ways to lose belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 19th, 2019

You may think of belly fat as uncomfortable, inconvenient, and unsightly, but did you know it’s also dangerous? Carrying extra fat around the midsection poses greater health risks than just being overweight in general, because it surrounds the internal organs. Of all the places on your body to carry excess fat, the fat in your abdominal region offers the most serious health risks. Unlike subcutaneous fat, which is located directly under the skin, visceral fat …

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5 ways to start your day to promote healthy weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 10th, 2019

When you’re trying to lose weight or adopt healthy habits, look at each day as a new opportunity. If you get started on the right foot, it sets the tone for the rest of your day. That’s why morning habits can make or break your efforts to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Though many people don’t like to get up in the morning, it’s actually an ideal time to give yourself momentum as you make it …

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What is CBD oil used for?

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 10th, 2019

CBD oil has soared in popularity recently as it has become legal to purchase and use in many states. CBD is arguably the fastest growing natural health product on the market today, and it may offer benefits for a variety of health problems. But what is CBD oil, and is it right for you? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural plant extract found in the cannabis plant — a family of plants that includes …

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8 reasons you’re always tired

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 3rd, 2019

Nearly everyone knows the feeling of fatigue and exhaustion. Often, it’s a result of lack of quality sleep the night before. Focus on getting proper sleep the next night, and usually, you’ll feel fine. But chronic fatigue is much more insidious. Chronic fatigue isn’t a result of one late night. If you feel tired all the time, despite going to bed on time and getting enough sleep, you may have to dig deeper to find …

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10 reasons you have food cravings — and how to control them even on your busiest days

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 13th, 2019

If you’re trying to lose weight, food cravings can be a major obstacle. You know all the rules for healthy eating, but it’s hard to resist when you get a craving for something sweet or salty. You may think that cravings just mean you miss your favorite junk foods, but actually they are often an indication of a nutritional deficiency or other medical issue. Cravings can occur for a number of reasons, such as stress, …

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The best vitamins and supplements for weight loss and better health

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 13th, 2019

Walk into any health food store and you’re sure to encounter row upon row of vitamins and supplements — all of which make powerful health claims. Supplements promise to boost your energy, combat stress, and even help you lose weight. But do they really work? How do you know which ones you need, and how do you choose between different brands and dosages? What are the best vitamins and supplements for weight loss and improved …