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How ProLon Could Be Your Fasting Solution

In Nutrition, Supplements by R. S. Armstrong, MD March 9th, 2021

Intermittent fasting has been shown to have tremendous benefits to overall health, but have you heard of periodic fasting? Also referred to as fasting-mimicking, periodic fasting is designed to mimic fasting in the body while still eating food and having shorter fasting windows. Research shows that controlled fasting is a safe scientifically-supported strategy to improve health, disease risk, and longevity without negative side effects. How Does Fasting Work?  Studies show that periodic fasting and intermittent …

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4 Tips for Cutting Down On Sugar

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by R. S. Armstrong, MD July 9th, 2020

Anyone on a diet or lifestyle change knows to not overindulge in sugar. Having too much sugar can drain your energy levels, lead to weight gain, and cause an increased risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. It is important to keep track of how much sugar you are consuming daily. The American Heart Association recommends that men consume no more than 36 grams and women consume no more than 25 grams of sugar …

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How To Keep Your Gut Health in Check

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by R. S. Armstrong, MD July 1st, 2020

Your gut health plays an essential role in your overall health and well being. The digestive system is made up of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract), the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder. Your digestion is important because your body needs nutrients, such as proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, from food and drinks to work properly and stay healthy.  Signs of an unhealthy gut Many factors play a role in gut damage. These can include high …

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The Guide to Healthy Carbs

In Nutrition, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD January 20th, 2020

Anyone on a weight loss journey will tell you that carbs are bad. There are countless no-carb or low-carb diets out there that stress how horrible carbs are for weight loss. In reality, some foods with a high-carb value are actually very healthy. The trick is to understand the difference between a good carb and a bad carb while keeping moderation in mind as well.  Carbs are a much-needed macronutrient that help sustain the body …

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Delicious Dessert Alternatives

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by R. S. Armstrong, MD December 17th, 2019

Is 2020 going to be the year you cut back on sweets? It certainly can be with these delicious dessert alternatives! Your sweet tooth doesn’t have to derail your weight loss goals any longer. Cutting back on sugar is easier than you think, and you don’t have to sacrifice taste. Read on to discover delicious desserts that are safe to go back for seconds. Yogurt Parfait Can’t imagine dessert without your favorite ice cream? Give …

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4 Fad Diets to Avoid in 2020

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Uncategorized, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD November 21st, 2019

Fad diets are ineffective diet plans typically brought to fame by celebrities. They have been around for years, but lately, it seems they are popping up all over the place. You see them in your favorite magazines, all over your social media timelines, and even your best friend swears her juice cleanse helped her lose 10 pounds. In reality, these fad diets are just that— a passing fad.  Most fad diets only lead to temporary …

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Foods for Radiant Skin

In Aesthetics, Nutrition by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 14th, 2019

We all know that the food we eat has a direct effect on our well-being. Junk food makes us gain weight and feel sluggish while healthy food boosts our energy without weighing us down. But did you know that your diet can make a difference for your skin? A radiant, age-defying complexion could be yours by adding these skin-glowing foods to your regular diet. Good Foods for Skin Fatty fish: Fatty fish, such as salmon, are …

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Liquid Calories & Their Effect On Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. October 14th, 2019

What’s better than cracking open a cold can of bubbles on a hot day? Or pouring a tall glass of fruit punch by the pool? As refreshing as it sounds, the key to weight loss is steering clear of liquid calories. Liquid Calories And Weight Loss Whether you drink soda, juice, energy drinks, alcoholic beverages or other sweetened beverages, it’s a good idea to monitor your drinking habits. Finding out how many liquid calories you …

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5 Benefits of Fish Oil

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Supplements by R. S. Armstrong, MD October 9th, 2019

Fish oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a substance your body needs for healthy function but is unable to produce naturally. It is recommended that we consume at least two servings of fish a week to keep up on our omega-3s. If fish isn’t your protein of choice, you’re not alone.  Luckily, fish oil supplements are readily available at most pharmacies and grocery stores and offer all of the omega-3 fatty acids your body …

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Healthy Halloween Snacks

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD September 30th, 2020

Halloween season brings a whole lot of unnecessary sugar to the table. We’re here to show you ways to stay healthy and on the right track during this spooky time of year. Halloween party food doesn’t have to be filled with processed sugars and fats. Check out these healthy Halloween snacks that are guaranteed fun and tasty! Boo-nana Ghosts Peel a couple of bananas, cut them in half, and insert popsicle sticks. Dip them into …