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10 healthy fats you should be eating more of

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

Many people cringe when they see a big number in the “total fat” column on a nutrition label. But, don’t shy away from high-fat foods based on that number alone. Fats are necessary for many processes throughout the body — just make sure you’re choosing healthy fats like unsaturated fats, and avoiding dangerous fats, particularly trans fat. Many high-fat foods are not only good for you, but they’re essential if you’re trying to lose weight …

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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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What you need to know about fish oil quality standards

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

Here’s what you need to know about Fish Oil quality standards in popular Fish Oil supplements. The health claims regarding supplements can be confusing. Irresponsible advertising makes it more difficult to determine which products will help you reach your health goals, and which ones aren’t worth your money. You may have seen recent news reports about a class action lawsuit against CVS over false marketing of its Omega-3 Krill Oil. The CVS case raises questions …

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From the doc: Choosing an omega 3

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Supplements by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 20180 Comments

You work out, watch your diet, and take supplements. Is omega-3 fish oil part of your wellness routine? Omega-3 fish oils are one of the most important supplements you can take. When choosing an omega-3, it’s important to consider both quality and cost. Research shows that supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids provides numerous benefits, including: Lower blood pressure Increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol Reduced risk of heart attack Lower levels of stress hormones, which is critical for …

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From the doc: Are you getting enough vitamin D?

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Supplements by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 20180 Comments

Are you getting enough Vitamin D? Vitamin D is important for regulating many functions in the body and preventing disease, but most people don’t get enough of it. Typically referred to as the “sunshine vitamin,” this vitamin actually acts more like a hormone. Your body produces vitamin D when you skin is exposed to sunlight, and it interacts with enzymes in the body to promote many important processes, including calcium absorption and bone remodeling (which …

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4 common questions about vitamins and supplements

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Vitamins and supplements can play an important role in a healthy lifestyle. Certain supplements can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and combat stress. If you’ve ever used supplements as part of your health and wellness plan — even if you’ve been taking them for a long time — you may have questions about their proper use and effectiveness. The following answers to 4 common questions about vitamins and supplements will help you …