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Wellness Gift Guide 2019

Posted by Doug Bowman, Membership on Nov 1, 2019

The holiday season is quickly approaching. In addition to tacky sweaters, cold weather, and maybe a little too much food, it also means it’s time to figure out gifts for your loved ones.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

3 Ways to Overcome Stress

Posted by David Pong, M.D. on Mar 7, 2019

No matter the season or time of year, it seems like there’s no downtime for stress. But, if we can’t get away from the daily pressures and feeling stressed, how can we best manage it to keep our sanity?

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

What Is A Ketogenic Diet?

Posted by Jackie Oken on Jan 2, 2019

A ketogenic diet, you’ll also hear people refer to it as “keto”, is a high-protein, usually high fat, and very low-carbohydrate diet plan. You might have heard of the Atkins Diet that was all the rage in the 2000s. Atkins is an example of a ketogenic diet. These diet plans are called “keto” because they are designed to put your body into a state of ketosis. Ketosis means that you are burning stored fat for fuel. It also turns fats into ketones in the liver, which fuel the brain.

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Wellness Gift Guide for 2018

Posted by Charleen McManus, Membership on Nov 30, 2018

This year, we polled our certified health coaches for their top picks for wellness gift giving ideas. They gave us a list of great ideas to inspire and motivate or relax and unwind this holiday season.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

Science Explains How the Body Reacts to Sugar (hint: it’s not great)

Posted by Jackie Oken on Aug 7, 2018

While in the south, the word “sugar” may be an affectionate greeting, in the world of science and food, sugar can be both dangerous and deadly.

Before diving in, let’s briefly revisit grade-school science class. Plants manufacture the nutrients they need through photosynthesis, which converts carbon dioxide and water to sugar fuels (aka carbohydrates) with the addition of energy from the sun. Sounds good so far. So, what’s the big deal with sugar? Eating plants (aka vegetables) is really good for us.

Here’s the catch.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

The Top 3 Cures for Insomnia

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz, M.D. on Jul 5, 2018

When you have insomnia, each day and each night can feel like an uphill battle.

Scientists are getting closer to unlocking the secrets of what sleep does for our brains, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. What we do know is that sleep is a biological necessity. Sleep deprivation has been linked to increased risk of developing a number of serious health problems, such as hypertension, obesity, and diabetes, and your ability to learn and retain new information may be impaired.

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Topics: Lifestyle & Wellness

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