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Chronic inflammation and weight gain

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss July 10th, 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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Stress, cortisol, and weight gain

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss July 10th, 2018

Stress causes the body to produce cortisol, a hormone that is super-helpful in serious fight or flight situations, but not so much in modern day. Cortisol is produced by the adrenal glands, and sends signals to the brain to regulate blood pressure and immune functions. A cortisol spike will signal your body to consume a lot of calories and put insulin production on hold. These responses are all conditioned to increase energy and immunity to …