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13 nutrition facts everyone should know

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

The internet is full of nutrition advice that is contradicting and confusing. It’s no wonder so many of us have no idea where to start when it comes to getting healthier or losing weight. But, if we go back to basics, we can find a way to meet our health goals without losing our collective minds in the process. The following nutrition facts will help you get on the path to wellness. 1. There’s a …

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How chronic inflammation can affect your mood

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Earlier this month we discussed inflammation and the effects that it can have on your physical health. When looking at the effects of inflammation, there’s another important aspect that doesn’t always get as much attention: inflammation and mood. Inflammation, in its acute form, is helpful. It is the body’s way of fighting off an infection or illness. It is meant to be temporary. But when there’s no infection or no injury, and inflammation circulates at …

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From the doc: The link between gut health and weight loss

In Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. November 30th, 2018

If you’ve read any of our past blogs, you know that achieving a healthy weight is not as simple as eating less and exercising more. We’ve discussed how hormone imbalances play a role in weight gain. We’ve also covered the importance of getting enough sleep and how it affects a person’s weight. And, we’ve shed light on the complex topic of how genetics and DNA affect weight. As research on obesity and weight continues to …

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How to keep your gut healthy this holiday season

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Your gut health forms the foundation of your overall health. Your digestive system is connected to everything else that happens in your body, and your gut is responsible for absorbing nutrients and guarding against foreign substances. So if you have a healthy gut, there’s a good chance that your overall health is good as well. If your gut is out of balance, however, it can have a negative effect on other functions throughout your body. …

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6 signs you need a probiotic

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC March 18th, 2019

Supporting your gut health can be the key to fighting off skin conditions, boosting your immune system, improving mood disorders, and even losing weight.  Eating foods high in probiotics and taking probiotic supplements can improve your gut health, and may reverse some health problems associated with bacterial imbalances in the GI tract. The presence of “good” bacteria in the gut is necessary to keep harmful bacteria under control, promote good digestion, and keep the immune system …