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From the doc: How to prevent heart disease

In Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. January 21st, 2019

Heart disease is a widespread killer. The CDC reports that one in every four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease, and it’s the leading cause of death for both men and women. These numbers are alarming — but you don’t have to resign to becoming a statistic. It is possible to prevent heart disease. There are many steps you can take to lower your risk, and you can start today. Keep …

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4 things that happen when you stop eating sugar

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC January 4th, 2019

Thinking about quitting sugar, but wondering if it’s really worth the effort? It can be challenging to stop eating sugar, but doing so can have a positive impact on your overall health as well as your waistline. Check out these science-backed benefits that you can look forward to when you cut sugar out of your diet! 1. It’ll be easier to shed pounds Aside from the obvious extra calories, sugary foods and drinks can sabotage …

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How to use your FSA to pay for weight loss

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 23rd, 2018

If your doctor recommends that you lose weight to improve a medical condition, you may be able to use your FSA funds for a weight-loss program. Do you have a flexible spending account (FSA) through your employer? If you aren’t already taking advantage of this benefit, you may want to consider enrolling to help you with your weight-loss journey.  Using your FSA to improve your health is a wise investment. How to use FSA to …

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How losing weight could help you save money

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

A healthy lifestyle can help you lose weight, and losing weight can save money! Maintaining a healthy weight can help save thousands of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Some of the benefits of losing weight include fewer doctor visits, fewer required prescriptions, and a reduced risk of severe health issues — all of which can help you save potentially thousands of dollars in healthcare costs. The cost of being overweight An unhealthy weight …

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6 ways your weight affects your health

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Obesity is a serious epidemic in the U.S., and affects more than one-third of all Americans. At Garcia Weight Loss and Wellness Centers, our goal is to help our patients not just lose weight, but build their health and extend their longevity in the process. We fully believe that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can promote other positive changes throughout the body, and help increase an individual’s lifespan as well as healthspan — the …