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5 foods that are bad for your skin

In Aesthetics, Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

Your skin is your largest organ and is intricately connected with the other systems in the body. This means that something that is good for your body is usually also good for your skin, such as getting enough sleep. Things that are bad for your body, such as chronic high stress levels, are also bad for your skin. But even if you you’re making an effort to live a healthy life, you may be aggravating …

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7 healthy food swaps to try this holiday season

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

For many, the holidays are rich with memories of indulgent food and drinks that feel as comforting as a warm fire. This often means we abandon our healthy eating goals for the sake of enjoying these once-a-year treats that we feel we must have. But, there’s a way you can keep that holiday spirit alive and enjoy your favorite culinary traditions without totally wrecking your healthy eating goals this year. Use these healthy food swaps …

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Cycle syncing: Should your diet change according to your menstrual cycle?

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

A woman’s body is in a constant state of fluctuation. Until she reaches menopause, a woman experiences regular hormonal ebbs and flows with every menstrual cycle. With an average cycle lasting 25 to 35 days, it’s safe to say that some type of change is almost always occurring in the body as it prepares the egg and uterus for fertilization. These hormonal shifts don’t affect just the reproductive organs, however. Most women will say that …

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11 collagen-boosting foods you should be eating

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

Collagen has made a name for itself as an anti-aging powerhouse. In fact, collagen isn’t just the latest skin care fad — it’s been consumed for hundreds of years and is essential to the proper function of the human body. The presence of collagen in the skin keeps it youthful, supple, and bouncy. You may see collagen advertised in skin care products or as a supplement that can be mixed with food or taken in …

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5 healthy lunch tips for when you’re in a hurry

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

When it comes to healthy eating goals, many people fall short at lunchtime. Packing a healthy lunch takes time and forethought. If you’re in a rush or haven’t prepared anything in advance, you may resort to fast food or hitting the vending machine, which usually means you’ll consume far more calories than you planned and probably won’t get the healthy nutrients you need. Having a healthy lunch each day means you need to plan in …

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10 healthy fats you should be eating more of

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

Many people cringe when they see a big number in the “total fat” column on a nutrition label. But, don’t shy away from high-fat foods based on that number alone. Fats are necessary for many processes throughout the body — just make sure you’re choosing healthy fats like unsaturated fats, and avoiding dangerous fats, particularly trans fat. Many high-fat foods are not only good for you, but they’re essential if you’re trying to lose weight …

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5 foods than can boost your mood

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Life throws things at us that we simply can’t control. Whether it’s a traffic jam, a problem at work, or a cranky toddler, we all know how these little problems can quickly add up leaving your mood deflated. But did you know that your diet could actually help you deal with life’s daily stressors and keep your mood stable throughout the day? Picking the right foods can go a long way towards increasing your resiliency …

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How apples may be the easiest diet trick ever

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

It seems that the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may have some  truth to it, because apples are a very healthy choice if you are trying to lose weight.  In addition to being a nutrient-dense fresh fruit that can help regulate blood sugar, apples may also reduce the risk of heart disease, help prevent cognitive decline, and could also help prevent certain cancers. What is it about the apple that makes …

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From the doc: health benefits of fruits and veggies

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. November 5th, 2018

No matter what type of diet are on, the health benefits of fruits and veggies are necessary to provide the body with essential vitamins and minerals.   Despite many people’s best attempts at eating well, nutrition remains a confusing and often overwhelming subject. The internet is full of mixed and contradictory nutritional advice. Part of the reason for this confusion is that there is no one diet that works for everyone — that’s why we offer …

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Sugar alcohols healthier than sugar?

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

We all know sugar is bad for us, but it’s tough to give it up! Even if you are actively trying to avoid sugar, it’s often surprising how many foods contain hidden sources of sugar. And artificial sweeteners are billed as a safe alternative to sugar, their use has still been associated with health issues such as weight gain, diabetes, and heart disease. Fortunately, there is another alternative: sugar alcohols. If you’ve never tried these natural …