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Chronic inflammation and weight gain

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 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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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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Symptoms of common vitamin deficiencies

In Health and Wellness by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC September 2nd, 20180 Comments

Vitamin deficiencies are linked to more health problems than you might suspect, which is why eating plenty of nutrient-dense foods is crucial to maintaining a healthy weight and good overall health.Degenerative diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are commonly attributed to risk factors like genetics, overeating, and lack of exercise. While these factors can definitely lead to serious illness, sometimes the true underlying culprit is poor nutrition. The following are some symptoms of …

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Do vitamin B12 injections help with weight loss?

In Weight Loss by Karen Eisenbraun, CHNC August 21st, 20180 Comments

Adequate levels of vitamins and nutrients are important for keeping all systems in your body functioning properly — including functions related to weight and metabolism. One vitamin that plays a vital role in many of these processes is vitamin B12, also known as cobalamin. Because it helps boost the metabolism, improve oxygenation, and increase energy, B12 is often included in comprehensive weight-loss and wellness programs. What is vitamin B12? B12 is one of the 8 …

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Do vitamins and supplements actually work?

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

Vitamins and supplements make a lot of health claims: boost your energy, lose weight, combat stress. But do they really work? And how effective are they? Health experts say that vitamins and supplements definitely play a role in our diets, but it’s important to understand what they can and cannot do. Supplements — as the name suggests — should add to and complement your diet, but should not be expected to take the place of …