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Chronic inflammation and weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

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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6 weight-loss strategies that can cause digestive issues

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 28th, 2018

Some weight-loss strategies can cause digestive issues. Digestive health is important for a number of reasons. Not only does properly digesting your food help you receive all the nutrients your body needs, but poor digestion can lead to symptoms such as uncomfortable bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, a weakened immune system, and even depression. In addition, making sudden, drastic changes to your diet can cause intense digestive reactions. Use caution when trying the following foods or weight-loss strategies, …

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Ingredients to watch out for when grocery shopping

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC December 18th, 2018

Many of us rely on packaged foods with longer shelf lives due to the convenience or simply because we prefer the taste (and when many packaged foods are loaded with salt and sugar, it’s no wonder they taste so great). But there are some ingredients to watch out for when you’re grocery shopping. Packaged foods are also often loaded with harmful chemicals and additives. Research shows that 61 percent of the foods Americans consume are …

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6 common foods that have been linked to cancer

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 30th, 2018

Carcinogens are substances that have been proven to cause cancer, or that have been strongly linked to cancer — such as tobacco, asbestos, and pesticides. Carcinogens are also often found in everyday foods that you and your loved ones may be eating on a regular basis. A few common foods people eat daily are linked to cancer. Alcohol, blackened meats, and processed meats like hot dogs and pepperoni are among the most common foods linked …