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

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

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 March 18th, 2019

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 March 18th, 2019

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 March 18th, 2019

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 March 18th, 2019

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 March 18th, 2019

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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Are sugar alcohols healthier than sugar?

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

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 …

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The 10 best diets for your heart

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

The good news is that many risk factors for heart disease are related to lifestyle and diet — meaning that you can reduce your risk with the right healthy habits. You can probably guess what many of these factors are: maintain a healthy weight, get regular exercise, don’t smoke, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and eat a healthy diet.  We’ve put together a list of the best diets for heart health, according to health …

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From the doc: Heart-healthy foods

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Nutrition by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

February is all about heart health! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but the good news is, risk factors for heart disease can often be reduced or prevented with lifestyle changes.  Eating heart-healthy foods is an important step to overall heart health! When it comes to heart health, the first thing many people think about is exercise. And exercise is important, whether you want to lose weight or maintain your weight. …