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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 …

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The negative effects of sleep deprivation

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 8th, 2019

Lack of sleep affects our productivity, mood, and energy. This can lead to problems in our personal and professional lives. Even beyond these problems, a chronic lack of sleep is actually dangerous to your health. Numerous studies have found that people who regularly neglect their sleep are at a higher risk of many different health issues. If you’re not getting a solid seven to eight hours per night as recommended by the National Sleep Foundation, …

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How blue light disrupts your sleep

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 8th, 2019

Many factors can disrupt your sleep. Busy jobs, stress, sleep disorders, hormones, and even dietary habits can affect how well we are able to sleep. But there’s another huge culprit when it comes to poor sleep quality today: our electronic devices. When you stare at a smartphone, tablet, computer, or television, you’re staring at different light wavelengths. One of the most prominent is blue light — and this blue light could be responsible for disrupting …

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6 best anti-aging foods

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 8th, 2019

Americans spend millions of dollars on the latest skin care products that promise to erase wrinkles and give us plump skin and a youthful glow. While skin care and sun protection are important, it’s also worth a closer look at what’s going inside our bodies. The health of your skin is a reflection of your internal health. In fact, experts are continuing to discover how our diets affect the aging process. Certain foods can be …

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Is diet soda bad for you?

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 8th, 2019

For years, we’ve been told that cutting back on calories will help us lose weight. This concept of calorie restriction is at least partially responsible for the popularity of diet soda and other zero-calorie drinks. In fact, many people drink diet soda in place of water because they enjoy the taste and assume it’s equally healthy because both contain no calories. Unfortunately, losing weight is not as simple as cutting calories. And, just because a …

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15 foods that can give you more energy

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC May 8th, 2019

When we have low energy levels, we tend to blame lack of sleep. While a lack of sleep will certainly cause fatigue — and sleep is vitally important to good health — it’s not the only reason we feel run down. Diet is just as important as sleep when it comes to our energy levels. The foods we choose to eat every day can either energize us or completely deplete us. If you’re looking for …

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Drinking more of these teas may help you lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 26th, 2019

Tea is perhaps the most widely consumed beverage in the world. But the word “tea” can mean many things. In fact, most supermarkets carry dozens of different types of tea. How do you know which ones are best for you if you’re trying to lose weight? Plenty of research shows that when it comes to weight loss, tea can help you reach your goals. Below are some of the varieties of tea that have science …

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7 ways to rejuvenate and detox your body

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

Every day, we are all exposed to toxins. Pesticides are in our food and the environment, pollution is in the air, and chemicals are in many products we use. This means that our bodies need to get rid of these toxins to help us avoid illness and keep our systems running at an optimal level. If you’ve been feeling sluggish or wondering if your health needs a little boost, you may have wondered if you …

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How much caffeine is too much? (And 7 reasons to cut back)

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

Are you addicted to caffeine? These days, it’s common to joke about how we need our venti cappuccino before we can fully function in the morning, or a 3pm soda to make it through the rest of the day. At certain levels, caffeine can be helpful. But drinking too much can be detrimental to your health. So how much caffeine is too much? Caffeine is a stimulant, or a substance that increases the body’s alertness …