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10 signs you may have leaky gut syndrome

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss August 3rd, 2018

Do you suffer from leaky gut syndrome? This common health condition can cause a range of health symptoms, from headaches to digestive problems, and it’s closely linked to dozens of other chronic health issues. The term leaky gut is fairly new within the medical community, and many physicians don’t recognize it as a legitimate health issue. But leaky gut has long been called by another term: intestinal permeability. It’s very common for anyone eating a …

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

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss June 28th, 2018

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 turn during a stressful situation? These are some physical ways that your body is responding to your thoughts and emotions. What happens in our brains is deeply connected with our physical health, and research continues to …

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5 foods than can boost your mood

In Nutrition by Garcia Weight Loss July 16th, 2018

Life throws things at us that we simply can’t control. Whether it’s a traffic jam, a problem at work, or a cranky toddler, we all know how these little problems can quickly add up leaving your mood deflated. But did you know that your diet could actually help you deal with life’s daily stressors and keep your mood stable throughout the day? Picking the right foods can go a long way towards increasing your resiliency …

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From the doc: The importance of getting enough sleep

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss March 23rd, 2018

When we’re busy (and we’re all busy), adequate sleep is often one of the first things we sacrifice. We tend to think that we can stay up late and get up early to accomplish more without suffering too many consequences. But a lack of quality sleep has detrimental effects beyond just feeling groggy and needing more coffee to get through the day. Quality sleep is actually as essential to the human body as food and …

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10 benefits of exercising regularly (that have nothing to do with weight loss)

In Fitness by Garcia Weight Loss February 15th, 2018

We all know that exercise is good for us, yet we all create excuses not to do it. Nearly half of adults in the U.S. aren’t active enough to experience any health benefits, and approximately $117 billion in healthcare costs is associated with physical inactivity. There are a lot of fitness myths that contribute to our aversion to physical activity. One is that exercise needs to be intense and sweaty for it to be worth …