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Research shows being overweight increases risk for cancer

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

New research shows that maintaining a healthy weight is critical to preventing cancer in women. Two new studies report that being overweight increases cancer risk, especially for women.  The latest reports are part of growing evidence that suggests a normal body weight is directly tied to a longer lifespan. A recent British study reports that obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women. A study …

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From the doc: 4 evidence-based benefits of omega-3 fatty acids

In Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. October 8th, 2018

For many years, dietary fats had a bad reputation. Low-fat diets promised weight loss, and people were told that eating fat would make them gain weight. But fats are actually necessary for several processes throughout the body, and certain kinds may even help you lose weight. You’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids, but are you getting enough of them in your diet? Fats aren’t necessarily bad for you; in fact, some are actually good …

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Low-protein diet linked to increased longevity

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 4th, 2018

A high protein diet may not be the best choice for optimizing health. In fact, recent studies have linked low-protein diets to a longer life span. Protein is one of the three macronutrients that humans need to survive. The other two “macros” are carbohydrates and fat. While we require these nutrients to survive and thrive, how much we need of each may vary from person to person. Your own ideal macronutrient distribution may depend on …

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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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10 ways sitting too much is bad for your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 24th, 2018

It should come as no surprise that sitting too much is bad for your health. The average adult sits for 8-10 hours per day, which can increase the risk of health problems such as organ damage, muscle degeneration, back problems, and poor circulation. But here’s something you may not have known: sitting for long periods of time increases your risk of death from any cause, even if you exercise. That means you can’t sit at …

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7 benefits of green tea extract

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Tea is full of powerful antioxidants that can improve your health in a number of ways, including helping you lose weight, prevent cancer growth, and control blood sugar levels.  Most of us think of tea as something to drink, but you can obtain the same benefits by taking a green tea extract supplement. Green tea extract can be found in pill, powder, or tincture form. Tea comes in many different types and flavors. About 80 percent …

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Ingredients to watch out for when grocery shopping

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Many of us rely on packaged foods with longer shelf lives due to the convenience or simply because we prefer the taste (and when many packaged foods are loaded with salt and sugar, it’s no wonder they taste so great). But there are some ingredients to watch out for when you’re grocery shopping. Packaged foods are also often loaded with harmful chemicals and additives. Research shows that 61 percent of the foods Americans consume are …

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6 common foods that have been linked to cancer

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 2018

Carcinogens are substances that have been proven to cause cancer, or that have been strongly linked to cancer — such as tobacco, asbestos, and pesticides. Carcinogens are also often found in everyday foods that you and your loved ones may be eating on a regular basis. A few common foods people eat daily are linked to cancer. Alcohol, blackened meats, and processed meats like hot dogs and pepperoni are among the most common foods linked …