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From the doc: The link between gut health and weight loss

In Weight Loss by Jay J. Garcia M.D. November 30th, 2018

If you’ve read any of our past blogs, you know that achieving a healthy weight is not as simple as eating less and exercising more. We’ve discussed how hormone imbalances play a role in weight gain. We’ve also covered the importance of getting enough sleep and how it affects a person’s weight. And, we’ve shed light on the complex topic of how genetics and DNA affect weight. As research on obesity and weight continues to …

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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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6 signs you need a probiotic

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

Supporting your gut health can be the key to fighting off skin conditions, boosting your immune system, improving mood disorders, and even losing weight.  Eating foods high in probiotics and taking probiotic supplements can improve your gut health, and may reverse some health problems associated with bacterial imbalances in the GI tract. The presence of “good” bacteria in the gut is necessary to keep harmful bacteria under control, promote good digestion, and keep the immune system …

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4 common questions about vitamins and supplements

In Supplements by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Vitamins and supplements can play an important role in a healthy lifestyle. Certain supplements can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and combat stress. If you’ve ever used supplements as part of your health and wellness plan — even if you’ve been taking them for a long time — you may have questions about their proper use and effectiveness. The following answers to 4 common questions about vitamins and supplements will help you …