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5 foods that are bad for your skin

In Aesthetics, Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

Your skin is your largest organ and is intricately connected with the other systems in the body. This means that something that is good for your body is usually also good for your skin, such as getting enough sleep. Things that are bad for your body, such as chronic high stress levels, are also bad for your skin. But even if you you’re making an effort to live a healthy life, you may be aggravating …

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Stress, hormones, and low sex drive

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 2018

Sex has been shown to promote health benefits: it’s good for your heart, improves sleep, releases feel-good endorphins, and provides feelings of pleasure. But at certain points in your life, you may notice that your sex drive just isn’t what it used to be. When a person has a low sex drive, they may experience problems in their relationship with their partner. A lack of intimacy can lead to physical and emotional drawbacks as well. …

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Cycle syncing: Should your diet change according to your menstrual cycle?

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

A woman’s body is in a constant state of fluctuation. Until she reaches menopause, a woman experiences regular hormonal ebbs and flows with every menstrual cycle. With an average cycle lasting 25 to 35 days, it’s safe to say that some type of change is almost always occurring in the body as it prepares the egg and uterus for fertilization. These hormonal shifts don’t affect just the reproductive organs, however. Most women will say that …

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Hormones and weight: imbalances that can cause weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

The key to losing excess weight isn’t as simple as eating fewer calories or exercising more. If that were true, everyone who tried to lose weight with these measures would be successful. Unfortunately, many people find that their most diligent efforts to shed pounds simply don’t work, and more often than not, they have no idea why. One important factor in weight loss that is often overlooked is hormone levels. Hormones and weight are closely …

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Is your sleep position affecting your health?

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 12th, 2018

We all know that getting enough sleep is necessary to look and feel your best, and that quality of sleep matters also. But did you know that how you sleep is also important? Your preferred sleep position may have more of an impact on your overall health than you realize. Your body does amazing things while you sleep. We all know that a good night’s slumber is the only way to feel truly refreshed and …

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7 hidden causes of weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Most people would agree that losing weight is no easy task. It takes long-term commitment and dedication to lose excess pounds and keep them off. A big part of this effort involves eating healthy foods and getting regular exercise. But sometimes, you may find that weight loss just isn’t happening, even though you’re working hard to be as healthy as possible. In some cases, people may have a hard time losing weight despite a healthy …

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The mind-body connection: How your emotions influence your health

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 23rd, 2018

Our brains are deeply connected with our physical health. Research reinforces how emotions influence health. Health experts have speculated for years that positive emotions can make you healthier physically. Some medical studies have backed up this claim. We’ve all felt the physical effects of our emotions, whether we realized it at the time or not. Have you ever had sweaty palms before a big presentation or job interview? Have you felt your heart pound or stomach …

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Hormone imbalances and sleep problems

In Hormone Replacement Therapy by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Suffering from lack of sleep or poor-quality sleep can negatively impact many different aspects of your life. Sleep problems can lead to obvious consequences such as drowsiness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and lack of energy. Sleep deprivation is also related to stress, anxiety, heart issues, impaired immune system function, and weight gain. If you have difficulty sleeping, changing your sleep habits may help. Relaxing teas and practices such as yoga can also be effective. But in …

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16 easy ways to lose weight

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Weight loss can be challenging. As much as we want to find that one magic secret that makes the weight melt away, there isn’t one. Sustainable weight loss is often a matter of building consistent habits that culminate in big changes over time. There are some easy ways to lose weight that involve making small daily changes. The good news is, there are nearly endless ways you can modify your daily lifestyle to lose weight …

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How long does it really take to lose 10 pounds?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC November 5th, 2018

Weight-loss experts say that aiming to lose between one and two pounds of excess weight per week is a good average weight loss. But no two people are alike when it comes to weight loss. How long does it really take to lose 10 pounds? There are hundreds of factors that can determine how quickly someone can lose weight — such as the number of hours of sleep they receive on average, and whether they …