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From the doc: How much protein do you really need?

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

Eating a high-protein diet is emphasized during the active phase of our weight-loss program. Consuming enough protein while losing weight can help reduce the loss of lean muscle mass. If your protein intake is too low, it can lead to weakness, fatigue, hair loss, and impaired immunity. How much protein to you really need? Protein is an essential macronutrient that is necessary for good health. We all know protein plays an important role in building …

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Don’t just track calories: 3 metrics that may be more useful

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

When it comes to weight loss, the prevailing school of thought is “calories in, calories out.” There are countless weight-loss programs and apps that encourage you to track calories as a means of losing weight. But it isn’t always that simple. If you want to find success with weight loss, you may need to take a different approach. The truth is, all calories are not created equal. If you’re focusing solely on calories, you may …

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Best foods for weight loss: Load up your plate with these fruits and vegetables

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

We all know that fresh fruits and vegetables are an essential part of a healthy diet. But it can be hard to get all of your recommended daily servings. When trying to decide which ones to buy, are there some that are better than others? And are there any that are actually ideal foods for weight loss? The answer is yes. Certain fruits and vegetables, in addition to supplying your body with important vitamins, minerals, …

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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. September 1st, 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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10 healthy habits to adopt now

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Do you have healthy habits? Do you want to be part of the elite eight percent of people who actually achieve their goals? Adopting healthier habits means different things to different people. Maybe you want to give up soda or exercise more. Maybe you want to cook more meals at home or lose weight. Whatever getting healthy means to you, there’s one thing we know for sure: lasting change is the result of small, daily choices …

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From the doc: The importance of drinking enough water

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Drinking enough water is one of the cornerstones of our health plans, along with nutrition, activity, and supplementation. We simply cannot overstate how important it is to keep yourself hydrated, or how many health issues are related to chronic dehydration. The human body is about 65 percent water, and water is necessary for proper functioning of numerous processes throughout the body, including blood circulation, metabolism, regulation of body temperature, and removal of waste. People are …

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Why cellular repair is important for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Cellular damage is often the root cause of many health problems including weight gain, obesity, and cancer — plus many symptoms we commonly associate with aging. Factors that commonly play a role in cellular damage include poor nutrition, inadequate or poor sleep, and excess sun exposure. Repairing your body on the cellular level can help slow down the body’s aging process and prevent the onset of health conditions that can sorely impact your overall quality …

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10 diet changes to make if you’re over 40

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 2018

If you’re over the age of 40, there are diet changes you’ll probably need to make.  Around the age of 40, people start to notice that keeping off excess weight is more difficult for you than it’s ever been before. That’s because women in their 40s generally start to experience a decline in estrogen and metabolism as part of the natural aging process. Without regular exercise and good nutrition, these factors can increase the risk …

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7 proven health benefits of chocolate

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 20180 Comments

Growing evidence shows chocolate can be a healthy food. Chocolate is commonly enjoyed as a comfort food but more research proves it offers health benefits. That could make you feel less guilty for turning to this delightfully decadent food. Here are seven health benefits linked to consuming dark chocolate. 1. It offers important nutrients Dark chocolate with between 70 and 85 percent cocoa is packed with fiber, manganese, magnesium, iron, and several other minerals. However, …

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8 cancer-fighting foods

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

There are cancer-fighting foods that can help you stay healthy. Eating foods packed with cancer-fighting nutrients and antioxidants can reduce your risk of developing cancer, and help conventional cancer treatments like radiation therapy. Inflammation is often the root cause of cancer, as inflammation can lead to the multiplying of abnormal cells that trigger the growth of cancerous tumors. The key to fighting cancer with food involves consuming high amounts of healthy, whole foods packed with …