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How to keep your gut healthy this holiday season

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC November 28th, 2018

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

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 31st, 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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Don’t just track calories: 3 metrics that may be more useful

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

When it comes to weight loss, the prevailing school of thought is “calories in, calories out.” There are countless weight-loss programs and apps that encourage you to track calories as a means of losing weight. But it isn’t always that simple. If you want to find success with weight loss, you may need to take a different approach. The truth is, all calories are not created equal. If you’re focusing solely on calories, you may …

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Easy weight-loss tips to try this summer

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

We tend to think of summer as relaxation season, but it’s easy to overload the schedule with parties, weekends at the beach, or outings with the kids. Who has time to focus on eating a healthy diet there’s all this fun to be had? Actually, you do — because there are plenty of ways to stay healthy and keep your diet on track without decreasing your summertime enjoyment. Try these easy weight loss tips to …

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10 tips for keeping an awesome weight-loss journal

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

You probably already know that a weight-loss journal is a way to track what you’re eating and drinking each day. But it can be much more than this. A weight-loss journal is an indispensable resource on your path to better health — if you know how to use it to your advantage. Follow these tips to create a journal that will serve as a guide and inspiration as you work toward a healthier you. 1. …

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From the doc: Proper portion control for weight loss

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

One of the biggest misconceptions about weight loss is that if you eat a lot of “healthy” foods, you’ll drop pounds. But losing weight is, unfortunately, not that simple. How much you eat matters just as much as what you eat. This is where portion control comes in. Portion control means that no matter what food you’re eating, you pay attention to how much you’re consuming in that serving. You know the portion size that is …

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How to make dermal fillers and Botox last longer

In Aesthetics by Alice Goodman August 24th, 20180 Comments

No matter how well you take care of your skin, everyone eventually develops facial wrinkles. Fortunately, many of the fine lines and wrinkles that accompany aging can be reduced or softened with aesthetic treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers. Botox and dermal fillers can be highly effective at helping you maintain a youthful appearance, but these treatments offer only temporary results. Before you make the decision to proceed with either (or both!) of these …

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Top 5 fasting mistakes

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Fasting has become a popular way to lose weight and build health in recent years, and for good reason. Today’s advanced fasting methods can boost weight loss, trigger cellular repair, and increase cognitive performance without subjecting yourself to the “starvation diets” that may have been used in the past. Nonetheless, there is a lot of confusion surrounding the idea of fasting, and it does require some strategy and planning. You can take full advantage of …

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Get your beauty sleep: How sleep benefits your skin

In Aesthetics by Alice Goodman September 1st, 2018

Do you know how sleep benefits your skin? We are told to get our beauty sleep but here are reasons beauty sleep is so important.  A lack of sleep can result in obvious outward effects such as dark circles and puffy eyes, but that’s not all. Being sleep deprived can cause long-term damage to your skin. Keep these beauty benefits in mind next time you’re tempted to stay up late binge-watching a new show! Helps …

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7 reasons your weight may fluctuate — that have nothing to do with body fat

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

You’re working out and eating right. Yesterday, the scale was your friend, but today the number has actually risen. You really believed you were on the right track, but now you feel deflated.  But there are reasons your weight may fluctuate everyday. Does this situation sound familiar? Although frustrating, fluctuations in weight are normal and should be expected. Most of the time, these changes are the result of natural functions of your body and don’t …