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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 …

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8 signs you may have leaky gut syndrome

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss April 12th, 2018

Leaky gut syndrome is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine is damaged, allowing bacteria, undigested food, and toxins to leak through the intestine and enter the bloodstream. The presence of these substances in the blood can trigger inflammation and lead to a number of health problems that range from migraines to irritable bowel syndrome. A person who suffers from leaky gut syndrome is often at high risk for malnutrition, weakened immunity, …