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Chronic inflammation and weight gain

In Weight Loss by Garcia Weight Loss July 25th, 20180 Comments

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 Garcia Weight Loss December 16th, 2017

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. When adopting new weight-loss strategies, it’s important to steer clear of any that can cause digestive distress (if you’ve even eaten an entire bag of sugar-free gummy bears, you know …

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Ingredients to watch out for when grocery shopping

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss November 8th, 2017

Whole foods like fruits and vegetables are among the healthiest foods we can eat. These foods are generally unmodified and packed with nutrients that lend to good overall health. But eating fresh fruits and vegetables isn’t always practical. 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 …

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6 common foods that have been linked to cancer

In Health and Wellness by Garcia Weight Loss October 6th, 20170 Comments

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. Alcohol, blackened meats, and processed meats like hot dogs and pepperoni are among the most common foods linked to cancer, though there are many more that may be lurking …