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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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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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The 10 best diets for your heart

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

The good news is that many risk factors for heart disease are related to lifestyle and diet — meaning that you can reduce your risk with the right healthy habits. You can probably guess what many of these factors are: maintain a healthy weight, get regular exercise, don’t smoke, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, and eat a healthy diet.  We’ve put together a list of the best diets for heart health, according to health …

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From the doc: Heart-healthy foods

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

February is all about heart health! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but the good news is, risk factors for heart disease can often be reduced or prevented with lifestyle changes.  Eating heart-healthy foods is an important step to overall heart health! When it comes to heart health, the first thing many people think about is exercise. And exercise is important, whether you want to lose weight or maintain your weight. …

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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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6 ways your weight affects your health

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

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Symptoms of common vitamin deficiencies

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Vitamin deficiencies are linked to more health problems than you might suspect, which is why eating plenty of nutrient-dense foods is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight and good overall health.Degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are commonly attributed to risk factors like genetics, overeating, and lack of exercise. While these factors can definitely lead to serious illness, sometimes the true underlying culprit is poor nutrition. The following are some symptoms of …