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6 Immune System Boosting Foods

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss September 2nd, 2020

When the immune system comes into contact with a pathogen, it triggers an immune response by releasing antibodies. However, when your immune system is weak, you’re left without any natural protection against illness, leaving you open to “opportunistic infections.”  If you are searching for a way to boost your immune system, one of your first steps should be visiting the grocery store. Incorporating specific foods into your diet may help strengthen your immune response. Plan …

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Stress and the Immune System

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss July 22nd, 2020

Sometimes stress can be a positive force, helping you accomplish tasks more efficiently or motivating you to perform well at your next job interview. However, when you feel unable to perform or cope with a certain situation, you start to experience negative stress. If you experience this type of stress over a prolonged period, it could become chronic and negatively impact your health and wellbeing. Not only does chronic stress affect the immune system, but …

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4 Tips for Cutting Down On Sugar

In Health and Wellness, Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss 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 Garcia Weight Loss 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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Tips For Staying Motivated to Work Out

In Fitness, Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 11th, 2020

Staying motivated to workout can be challenging, especially when you get bored of your program, or you don’t see the results you want fast enough. We all know that staying active is vital for your overall health and wellness, but it doesn’t always have to be boring! Read on to discover ways to stay motivated and enjoy your workout routine!  The benefits of physical activity and exercise:   Reduces the risk of a heart disease …

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How To Maintain a Healthy Immune System

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 19th, 2020

Maintaining a healthy immune system is essential for overall wellness. The immune system allows us to feel our best! It is the body’s defense against infections, helping attack bacteria and viruses to keep us healthy. Generally the immune system does an incredible job of protecting us against disease, but sometimes it needs some help. That’s when these healthy strategies come into place. 1. Exercise regularly  Exercise may help flush bacteria out of the lungs and …

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Immune Benefits of Fish Oil and Vitamin D

In Health and Wellness, Supplements by Garcia Weight Loss 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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What Does Microdermabrasion Do For The Skin?

In Aesthetics by Garcia Weight Loss May 7th, 2020

Dead skin cells on the surface of your face can create a dull appearance, keeping you from looking your best. It may seem that no matter how hard you scrub with your mechanical cleaning devices, you’re still unable to reveal your bright complexion.  To achieve that “glowing” and “bright” look, many people trust microdermabrasion, one of the most common aesthetic services performed in the United States. What is microdermabrasion? Microdermabrasion is an epidermal resurfacing service …

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Staying Positive During Challenging Times

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss May 6th, 2020

Life has a way of throwing twists, turns and unexpected curveballs, making it hard to keep your head up and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Learning to cope during challenging times can be difficult, but once you figure out how to stay positive, there’s comfort to be found. Life may be tough, but always know that you have the resources to get through it.   Even during a global pandemic, it is …

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Don’t Let Anxiety Cause You to Overreact

In Health and Wellness, Uncategorized by Garcia Weight Loss May 6th, 2020

Your mental health is very important, but right now, there are many things that may affect your mood and make you anxious. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, many people are experiencing a shift in their daily lives, such as working from home, online schooling and social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus.  Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress and can cause a feeling of fear about what’s to come. There …