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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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Chronic inflammation and weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Medical treatments for chronic disease and even weight loss are focusing more and more on the need to prevent and reduce chronic inflammation. Studies show that inflammation is a common underlying factor in all major degenerative diseases — including heart disease, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes — and that it can also cause weight gain and difficulty losing weight. The good news: inflammation is linked to several diet and lifestyle factors. By making key changes in …

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How apples may be the easiest diet trick ever

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

It seems that the adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may have some  truth to it, because apples are a very healthy choice if you are trying to lose weight.  In addition to being a nutrient-dense fresh fruit that can help regulate blood sugar, apples may also reduce the risk of heart disease, help prevent cognitive decline, and could also help prevent certain cancers. What is it about the apple that makes …

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7 medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight

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

You’re following a healthy weight-loss plan and paying attention to diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and proper supplementation.  Yet your weight remains the same. But there are medical conditions that make it difficult to lose weight. Often when this happens, there’s a hidden culprit such as stress or prescription medications. Or perhaps you’re eating foods with hidden forms of sugar. Sometimes, though, stubborn weight that won’t go away is the result of underlying medical conditions that …

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7 reasons you can’t lose those last 10 pounds

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

You’ve worked hard to get healthy, but you can’t lose those last 10 pounds. Hitting a weight-loss plateau is discouraging. But don’t give up! First of all, remember that hitting a plateau — or even regaining a few pounds — is perfectly normal. Your weight can fluctuate a few pounds even within a single day, depending on what you eat or even the time of day. It’s also possible that your body composition is changing, …

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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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8 health benefits of red wine

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

Do you enjoy an occasional glass of red wine? You’ve probably heard red wine offers health benefits.  Red wine is packed with antioxidants and other compounds that are good for your heart, improve cholesterol levels, and may even help you live longer. So go ahead, pour yourself a glass at the end of the day — just make sure to keep your wine consumption to no more than two glasses per day to avoid the …

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10 foods nutritionists never eat

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 1st, 2018

There are foods nutritionists never eat. We’ve pulled together a list of 10 foods that nutritionists avoid at all costs. Nutritionists may not necessarily always agree on what constitutes a healthy diet — in part because differences in our genetic makeup influence how people respond to and process different foods. 1. Artificial sweeteners Sugar-free is always better for you, right? Not necessarily. Artificial sweeteners, also referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, have been linked to numerous …

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From the doc: 10 foods that help fight stress

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Health and Wellness by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 2018

Anxiety and stress have been shown to cause a number of negative effects on the body, including hypertension, depression, and an increased risk of cancer. Stress can also contribute to weight gain due to its influence on certain hormones that help regulate processes related to blood sugar control and metabolism. There are foods that help fight stress, leading to a decreased risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes. The ways that stress leads to weight …

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Easy ways to boost your metabolism

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Do you have a slow metabolism? Have you always been one of those people who gain weight just by looking at chocolate cake? While your metabolism is partially controlled by genetics, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s completely out of your control. Certain diet and lifestyle changes can help you speed up your metabolism so that you can burn more calories and lose weight faster. Try some of these easy tips to get your metabolism running …