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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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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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From the doc: should you detox?

In Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. June 3rd, 2019

If you’ve been looking for ways to lose weight and improve your health, chances are, you’ve entertained the idea of a detox. Many companies offer detox plans and products that claim to help you lose weight, rid your body of toxins and chemicals, increase energy, or even prevent illness. But can these claims be trusted? How can you tell which detox diets or products will actually help, and which ones are just scams? The idea …

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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 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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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 …