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How to Successfully Detox your Body

In Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD September 13th, 2021

Detoxification is the process in which toxins and other harmful substances are removed from the body. Naturally, the body has its own detox methods, but there are also supplements you can take to enhance your body’s natural detoxification system. With tons of people on a health journey wondering how to detox, we’ve compiled some of the best ways to begin.  Ways to Naturally Detox Our bodies are extremely durable and are capable of ridding itself …

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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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Immune Benefits of Fish Oil and Vitamin D

In Health and Wellness, Supplements by R. S. Armstrong, MD May 27th, 2020

Vitamin D and fish oil are essential for healthy cell growth and function. They are also essential nutrients that support the immune system. The immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to defend against germs. The function of the immune system is to prevent or limit infection by recognizing and destroying the “foreign” invaders that make their way into the body.  Immune benefits of vitamin D Vitamin D, …

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The Role B12 Injections Play in Weight Loss

In Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss by R. S. Armstrong, MD February 27th, 2020

According to the National Institute of Health, around 5-15% of the population has a vitamin B12 deficiency. Having a B12 deficiency can make it difficult to lose weight because vitamin B12 helps you metabolize your food. B12 injections are terrific for any individual who is deficient as well as anyone on a weight loss journey.  Why is vitamin B12 important? Vitamin B12 assists in energy production. In the digestive system, vitamin B12 converts carbohydrates into …

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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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What is CBD oil used for?

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC June 10th, 2019

CBD oil has soared in popularity recently as it has become legal to purchase and use in many states. CBD is arguably the fastest growing natural health product on the market today, and it may offer benefits for a variety of health problems. But what is CBD oil, and is it right for you? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural plant extract found in the cannabis plant — a family of plants that includes …

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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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How garcinia cambogia can help you lose weight

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 21st, 2019

Have you ever heard of garcinia cambogia? You may have seen it listed as an ingredient in weight-loss supplements and wondered what it is. Garcinia cambogia is a tropical fruit that looks like a small yellowish pumpkin, and its sour taste means it’s not frequently used in kitchens here in the U.S. But even if you don’t use it in your fruit salad, you may be interested in this fruit’s power as a fat-burning and …

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From the doc: The importance of vitamin D for health and weight loss

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Supplements by Jay J. Garcia M.D. March 21st, 2019

Are you getting enough vitamin D? Vitamin D plays an important role in regulating many bodily functions and in preventing disease. Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of this vital nutrient. Typically referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” vitamin D actually acts more like a hormone. Your body produces vitamin D when your skin is exposed to sunlight. Vitamin D interacts with enzymes in the body to promote many important processes, including calcium absorption and …

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Should you be concerned about warnings on supplements?

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

You may have noticed warnings on certain products stating that they contains chemicals known to produce cancer or cause reproductive damage. These warnings are the result of California’s Proposition 65, or the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Often referred to simply as Prop 65, this law was enacted in 1986 to help residents of California make informed decisions about the products they purchase. As a result, these substances are often found in food and …