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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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11 collagen-boosting foods you should be eating

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

Collagen has made a name for itself as an anti-aging powerhouse. In fact, collagen isn’t just the latest skin care fad — it’s been consumed for hundreds of years and is essential to the proper function of the human body. The presence of collagen in the skin keeps it youthful, supple, and bouncy. You may see collagen advertised in skin care products or as a supplement that can be mixed with food or taken in …

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10 healthy fats you should be eating more of

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC October 8th, 2018

Many people cringe when they see a big number in the “total fat” column on a nutrition label. But, don’t shy away from high-fat foods based on that number alone. Fats are necessary for many processes throughout the body — just make sure you’re choosing healthy fats like unsaturated fats, and avoiding dangerous fats, particularly trans fat. Many high-fat foods are not only good for you, but they’re essential if you’re trying to lose weight …

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What you need to know about fish oil quality standards

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

Here’s what you need to know about Fish Oil quality standards in popular Fish Oil supplements. The health claims regarding supplements can be confusing. Irresponsible advertising makes it more difficult to determine which products will help you reach your health goals, and which ones aren’t worth your money. You may have seen recent news reports about a class action lawsuit against CVS over false marketing of its Omega-3 Krill Oil. The CVS case raises questions …

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How to choose the right supplements for weight loss

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 2018

Walk into any health food store, and you’re sure to encounter row upon row of supplements, all of which make some pretty powerful health claims. How do you know which ones you need, and how do you choose between different brands or dosages? While the best source of vitamins and nutrients is always whole, healthy foods, sometimes it’s difficult to meet your body’s needs through food alone, especially if you’re following a calorie-restricted diet. Supplements …

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6 tips for a heart-healthy diet

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

A heart-healthy diet is good for losing weight and keeping weight off. Making lifestyle changes to lose weight and take care of your heart is a lifelong project that can be compared to a marathon rather than a sprint. If you approach it with the mindset that you can just make temporary changes, you’ll likely soon fall back into old habits and undo whatever progress you’ve made. Making significant improvements to your health requires adopting …

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From the doc: Heart-healthy foods

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

February is all about heart health! Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, but the good news is, risk factors for heart disease can often be reduced or prevented with lifestyle changes.  Eating heart-healthy foods is an important step to overall heart health! When it comes to heart health, the first thing many people think about is exercise. And exercise is important, whether you want to lose weight or maintain your weight. …

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From the doc: Choosing an omega 3

In Dr. Jay Garcia MD, Supplements by Jay J. Garcia M.D. September 1st, 20180 Comments

You work out, watch your diet, and take supplements. Is omega-3 fish oil part of your wellness routine? Omega-3 fish oils are one of the most important supplements you can take. When choosing an omega-3, it’s important to consider both quality and cost. Research shows that supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids provides numerous benefits, including: Lower blood pressure Increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol Reduced risk of heart attack Lower levels of stress hormones, which is critical for …

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8 cancer-fighting foods

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

There are cancer-fighting foods that can help you stay healthy. Eating foods packed with cancer-fighting nutrients and antioxidants can reduce your risk of developing cancer, and help conventional cancer treatments like radiation therapy. Inflammation is often the root cause of cancer, as inflammation can lead to the multiplying of abnormal cells that trigger the growth of cancerous tumors. The key to fighting cancer with food involves consuming high amounts of healthy, whole foods packed with …

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How to add superfoods to your diet

In Nutrition by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Superfoods are packed with nutrients that aid in weight loss and offer countless health benefits. Everyone knows that superfoods like fruits, vegetables, and nuts are healthy, yet many people tend to lean toward foods they feel are more appetizing or convenient, such as fast food, frozen dinners, and other less healthy options. The key to adding superfoods to your diet is to know how to incorporate them into everyday meals so that you can adjust …