Diets that include at least one egg a day have a higher chance of lowering one’s risk of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of Chinese participants published in BMJ Journals.

The research found that those who ate eggs on a daily basis had an 18 percent lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, commonly referred to as heart disease. There were also other benefits of the daily egg habit. Participants who ate up to one egg daily had a 26 percent lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke, a 28 percent lower risk of dying from this type of stroke, and a 12 percent reduced risk of contracting ischemic heart disease, typically diagnosed in those who show the early signs of gridlocked blood flow to the brain.

Researchers told CNN that is the study is “by far the most powerful project to detect such an effect” between eggs and heart disease.

Conventional health wisdom used to dictate that too many eggs were bad for one’s health, as they contain a high amount of cholesterol, in addition to high-quality protein and other positive nutritional components. But now, there seems to be some evidence that one way to stop a disease that is responsible for 31 percent of all global death’s a year is to eat more of them.

“Overall, I would say that consuming egg as part of a healthy diet does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, and we now have another carefully done study to support that,” Carolina Richard, an assistant professor of agricultural life and environmental sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, told CNN.



Introduction

When on a diet, it is easy to get caught up in what we are eating and how much. New research, however, finds that when you eat has a remarkable impact on your metabolism and weight. According to Satchin Panda, a professor at the Salk Institute, metabolic health improves when eating solely between an 8-10 hour window. By doing so, you eat alongside your natural circadian rhythm, and thereby optimize your body’s metabolism and hormones for food intake.

Avoid Late Night Snacking

When eating within the 8-10 hour window, you must avoid both late night snacking and late night meals of any kind. If you take your first bite of the morning at 8am, for instance, you should take your last bite of the entire day at around 6pm. Otherwise, your organs’ natural clock will get out of sync with each other, leading to hormone imbalance and weight gain according to Professor Panda’s research.

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Losing weight is easy when you eat alongside your body’s natural rhythm!

Putting the Research into Practice

The age-old saying becomes essential: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a beggar. By eating a large breakfast and lunch, you can easily eat a modest dinner early in the evening. Once adjusted, your hunger satisfies within the 8-10 hour window and carries over afterwards until you sleep. By eating through this ideal time frame, you will put yourself on the right track towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.



Introduction

Your body holds three to four pounds of microorganisms which live in your body. Essentially, probiotics are the good bacteria that help with processes such as digestion. Moreover, it is important to replenish these bacteria in your body by taking probiotic supplements, or eating fermented food such as kimchi or yogurt. Here are three ways probiotics can benefit you!

Improves Digestion

Improve your life with the benefits of probiotics!

Approximately 90% of the probiotics in your body live in your intestine, large intestine, and colon. Since the bulk of digestion occurs in these organs, probiotics play a vital role in the digesting process, and reduce bloating, diarrhea, constipation, as well as increases the strength of your intestinal permeability, preventing a leaky gut.

Boosts Immunity

Probiotics are also found in the mucus within your nose, ears, and mouth, providing a line of defense from disease. Additionally, the lining of probiotics within our digestive tracts protects us from bacterial, fungal, and viral infection. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy level of probiotics within your body as to strengthen your immune system.

Reduces Allergies

As probiotics play a role in the regulation of the immune system, it is no surprise that they may also reduce the effects of allergies. A few allergy benefits of probiotics include reducing seasonal and general allergies, eczema, and decreasing general inflammation as well as hypersensitivity.

Where to Start

From digestive help, to a fortified immune system, probiotics provide several benefits which improve general health and lifestyle. Contact your primary care physician to see if probiotic supplements are right for you. You can also simply give us a call

to schedule a consultation at 410-565-6552!



Introduction

Meal replacements are healthy, filling prepped meals which help reduce overconsumption of food. For instance, a recent study conducted in the UK found that patients who implemented meal replacements into their diet lost an average of 33 pounds in 12 months! Moreover, 48% of the type 2 diabetic patients went into remission after 12 months of meal replacements.

How does it work?

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No need to worry about choosing the right foods to put in a meal! Meal replacements put together the most important nutrients into a small but filling meal!

By replacing each of your three meals a day, meal replacements regulate the consumption of calories and macronutrients such as protein and carbs in order to prevent overconsumption.  Eating less calories, and less carbs while maintaining healthy levels of macronutrients allows for fast, healthy weight loss.

Does it taste good?

Companies who specialize in meal replacements aim to make their respective meal replacements as tasty as possible. By doing so, patients trying out meal replacement do not feel deprived from tasty food,. Instead, they feel happy and full from much less food.

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Fortunately, Pria Wellness Center offers meal replacements to their patients, leading to optimal results. Our best quality meal replacement plans can shed up to 6 pounds weekly! Find out more by going to the “get started” tab on the top of this page and click “weight loss management program,” or call 410-565-6552 to schedule a consultation!



Introduction

Exercise is good for you.  We all know that. In fact, according to the Mayo Clinic, exercise is a a strong tool for stress management. Moreover, it is okay if you are not athletic, you can still make strides towards incorporating small amounts of exercise into your life and reap the benefits.

Benefits of Exercise

Exercise with a friend for a more enjoyable experience!

Exercise provides a variety of benefits which aids in stress relief. The most significant sources of stress relief come from your body’s response to exercise, pumping endorphins throughout your body boosting your mood. Additionally, exercise  distracts you from negative thoughts preoccupying your mind as you focus on the exercises your body is performing.

Where to Start

Fortunately enough, you do not have to do a crazy workout to feel good about exercise. Exercises such as walking, stretching, and even taking the stairs make a positive impact on your lifestyle and relieve your stress. More importantly, you want to pick an exercise activity which you enjoy. Whether that be swimming, yoga, or hiking, find something that you will look forward to. This will make it easier to consistently exercise and shift your life towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.



Introduction

Testosterone is the elixir of youth. Generally, men with optimal testosterone levels have less body fat, more muscle mass, stronger bones, healthier heart, and more libido than those with low levels of testosterone (≤250 ng/dl). Moreover, according to a recent study conducted in Seattle, Washington, men with low levels of testosterone tend to have a smaller lifespan. In fact, patients’ lifespan increased when taking testosterone treatment, thereby increasing their testosterone levels and their life.

What to do

Go to your primary care physician to get tested for your testosterone levels. If you experience fatigue, moodiness, difficulty sleeping at night, muscle/joint pain, increased fat around your mid-section, and/or a reduced sex drive, you may have low levels of testosterone. Start feeling young again! Take hormone treatment in order to boost your testosterone and live your best life.

See How Pria Wellness Center can Help

Set up a free consultation today at Pria Wellness Center to see if you are a candidate for testosterone treatment. Pria Wellness is a proud distributor of BioTe Hormone replacement which helps both men and women! Find out more how BioTe can change your life by watching these short videos which will answer any questions you may have. Lastly, if you have any additional questions feel free to call us at 410-565-6552!



Introduction

As we age, it gets harder to remember things and stay focused. This is because of a direct correlation between aging and decline in cognitive function. Jae Hee Kang, Associate Professor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School, conducted a study in order to determine if fruits and vegetables are helpful in reducing the cognitive decline associated with aging.

The Results

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When it comes to your diet, focus on leafy and cruciferous vegetables!

After comparing the results of 13,388 women, the study concluded that fruits had no correlation to neither cognition nor cognitive decline. More importantly, the study found that leafy and cruciferous vegetables lowered the cognitive decline from aging. This is great news, especially with those seeking a healthier lifestyle. By simply introducing more greens into your diet, you are investing in a healthier, stronger future.

 

 



As little as ten minutes a day

Ten minutes of exercise a day can be enough to make you happier according to recent research on past studies. It is that easy.

Throughout the studies, exercise improved general happiness of participants. Moreover, the study concluded that exercise helps protect against symptoms of depression as well as the emergence of depression. In fact, exercising only one time a week increased happiness of participants more than those who did not exercise at all.

The more there merrier

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As little as ten minutes of exercise everyday will start to make you feel happier!

Of course, the more you exercise per week, the happier you will be.  The study states that those who exercised 30 minutes a day felt 30% happier than those who did not exercise as often.  To clarify, exercise can range from briskly walking, to relaxing yoga. Increasing your daily activity level is what matters most. As long as you are striving towards a more active lifestyle, you will reap the benefits, and live happier and healthier.



Introduction

Fruits gain their sweet and sugary taste from a sugar called fructose. Fructose is a type of sugar which differs from glucose in structure and in digestion. According to a study done in Texas, the metabolizing of sugar is done in the liver, however the hormones leptin and insulin known for regulating glucose, have no control over fructose. Fructose goes through the liver, bypassing leptin and insulin, and is processed quickly into body fat, increasing your triglyceride levels.

Why worry about triglyceride levels?

High levels of triglycerides is a major factor which increases insulin resistance, a condition directly related to weight gain, and more importantly difficulty in weight loss. Moreover, higher levels of triglycerides means higher levels of fat which leads to obesity-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease.

So I shouldn’t eat any fruit?

Our aim is not to destroy fruit from your diet, but to redefine what fruit means to you. Rather than being a healthy snack, fruit should be seen as a healthy alternative to a dessert. The fact is, fructose is found in all fruits, raising triglyceride levels and the chances of health complications. For the sake of weight loss, it is a good idea to cut out added sugars and fruit in order to lower your triglyceride levels and lose weight.

Well what do I eat?

Vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants are all found through the consumption of non-starchy vegetables, and therefore should be prioritized ahead of fruits as they do not come with the unhealthy fructose which will hinder your weight loss. By prioritizing non-starchy vegetables over fruits, added sugars, and highly processed foods, attaining your weight loss goal will happen faster and easier, letting you live your best life.

Contact Pria Wellness Center for Lasting Weight Loss Results

For a weight loss solution with real, long-lasting results, contact Pria Wellness Center. We will comprehensively assess your current physical condition and make recommendations based on your body’s unique needs. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in obesity medicine and weight management, so you can trust that you are being taken care of by a qualified specialist. And we take a holistic approach to weight loss, working with dieticians, psychologists, personal trainers, and physicians to ensure that all of your needs are met and you keep the weight off for good. What do you have to lose except extra weight? Schedule a consultation online by clicking here, or contact the office at (410) 565-6552.



Introduction: AMPK

Dying of old age may be a thing of the past after incredible research on the effects of the “anti-aging” enzyme adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase, also known as AMPK, in your body. The truth is, dying of old age is simply a mass failure of essential cellular processes and should not be seen as an inevitable result of growing older. According to a Technical Review on AMPK,  the quantity of this “anti-aging” enzyme was found to  have a direct correlation to increasing bodily functions such as glucose uptake, fat burning, and new mitochondria while decreasing fat and cholesterol synthesis, fat storage, and glucose synthesis.

Why do I need AMPK?

As we age, AMPK is found to remarkably diminish from our organs, severely affecting our bodily functions such as metabolism, and energy production. In fact, according to the same technical review, all sources of issues with an organ system trace back to an insufficient amount of AMPK activity. Cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes have all been linked to a lack of AMPK in the body. By boosting your AMPK, you are thereby not only increasing your energy, but increasing the longevity of your organ systems.

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Start feeling young and energized again!

Boosting AMP

All research within the technical review points towards exercise and implementing a healthier diet to be the best ways to naturally boost AMPK within your body. Therefore, in order to reap the benefits of this magical anti-aging enzyme, including more energy, faster metabolism, and a remarkably stronger immune system, all you have to do is lean towards an active, healthier lifestyle.

 

Contact Pria Wellness Center for Lasting Weight Loss Results

For a weight loss solution with real, long-lasting results, contact Pria Wellness Center. We will comprehensively assess your current physical condition and make recommendations based on your body’s unique needs. Dr. Fernandez is board certified in obesity medicine and weight management, so you can trust that you are being taken care of by a qualified specialist. And we take a holistic approach to weight loss, working with dieticians, psychologists, personal trainers, and physicians to ensure that all of your needs are met and you keep the weight off for good. What do you have to lose except extra weight? Schedule a consultation online by clicking here, or contact the office at (410) 565-6552.


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