hormones weight gain

Hormones and weight gain: How to fix the hormones that control your weight

Did you know that your weight is directly related to your hormones? This is a fact many of us forget as we travel along the often slow and frustrating road to weight loss. To maintain a weight that’s healthy for our unique bodily makeup, a delicate balance of hormones is required. If certain hormones are off-kilter, weight gain often results. …

inflammation and weight gain

The link between chronic inflammation and weight gain

There’s a secret weight-loss saboteur lurking within your body you might not be aware of. Stress can cause it. So can environmental toxins. Eating a poor diet also leads to it. It’s called chronic inflammation, and it’s rampant and widespread these days. It’s up to you to take preventive measures to stop inflammation in its tracks and keep it from …

vitamin D

Symptoms of low vitamin D

Are you getting enough vitamin D? How do you even know? Most of us are deficient in this essential nutrient, especially during the winter months when sunlight is scarce. Vitamin D deficiency is linked to many disease processes. It also plays a role in weight gain. If you’re struggling with weight loss, there’s a very good chance you’re also struggling …

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5 things you didn’t know can reduce inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a known precursor to some very serious health issues. Diseases like obesity, diabetes, arthritis, and poor digestion are linked to ongoing inflammation in the body. Even heart disease is related to inflammation. We become excessively inflammatory for a number of reasons, and they’re typically associated with our daily habits. Fortunately, there are also a number of ways …

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How to be more active every day

Does your lifestyle make it hard to be active? Maybe you work a desk job that has you sitting in a chair all day. Or perhaps you commute an hour to work and back, drive your kids to their various activities and events, and spend more time sitting in the car than you know is good for you. If this …

10 ways to drink more water

Water is, hands down, the healthiest drink on earth. Most Americans don’t drink enough of it. Instead, we drink artificially flavored drinks and sodas that do our body more harm than good. But, the health benefits of water are widespread. Your body needs adequate amounts of water to detox and ensure healthy digestion. Do you drink enough good old fashioned …

10 ways to eat less sugar

We all eat too much sugar. And with the beginning of this new year, now’s the perfect time to cut back. Eating less sugar will no doubt make you healthier and happier, because sugar is so harmful to our health in many ways. But eating less sugar is easier said than done. Sugar is lurking in so many foods — …