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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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The top 3 evidence-based weight-loss tips

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC November 5th, 2018

Have you tried to lose weight in the past, only to become confused and frustrated by all the weight-loss tips out there? There’s a reason that so much weight-loss advice seems to be contradictory: Not everyone responds to different foods and exercises the same way. Your health, and the likelihood of your to body to hang on to excess weight, is largely influenced by your unique genetic makeup. That said, there are some tried-and-true, evidence-based …

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Low-protein diet linked to increased longevity

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 4th, 2018

A high protein diet may not be the best choice for optimizing health. In fact, recent studies have linked low-protein diets to a longer life span. Protein is one of the three macronutrients that humans need to survive. The other two “macros” are carbohydrates and fat. While we require these nutrients to survive and thrive, how much we need of each may vary from person to person. Your own ideal macronutrient distribution may depend on …

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From the doc: How much protein do you really need?

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

Eating a high-protein diet is emphasized during the active phase of our weight-loss program. Consuming enough protein while losing weight can help reduce the loss of lean muscle mass. If your protein intake is too low, it can lead to weakness, fatigue, hair loss, and impaired immunity. How much protein to you really need? Protein is an essential macronutrient that is necessary for good health. We all know protein plays an important role in building …

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How to stop yo-yo dieting

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 31st, 20180 Comments

Yo-yo dieting is common among those struggling to lose excess pounds, and can be highly disappointing and frustrating when you’re constantly dealing with weight-loss ups and downs. Dieting often requires lots of discipline and hard work, and is essential to improving your health and losing weight. But if you start viewing healthy eating and your “diet” as a permanent way of life and not as a temporary fix, you’ll be on your way to achieving …

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How to get rid of belly fat

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

People with normal body weight are at risk for health complications if they have excess visceral belly fat. Of all the places on your body to have excess fat, the fat in your abdominal region offers the most serious health risks. Belly fat has been linked to heart disease, dementia, various forms of cancer, and other major health problems. Eliminating belly fat not only boosts your confidence and enhances the appearance of your midsection, but improves …