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.

Get Started Today

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

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.

 

 



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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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.



Introduction

Nightly binge eating is a problem everyone faces at some time or another according to a recent study published in the International Journal of Obesity. Through eating late-night snacks, people are more likely to gain weight, reduce their appetite in the morning, and perpetuate a hormone cycle which encourages unhealthy nightly binge eating. In this article, we will give you three easy ways to reduce nightly binges in order to put you on the right track towards a healthier lifestyle.

TIP 1: Set an Eating Curfew

By creating a schedule for when to stop eating, you will allow your body to adjust to a new hormone cycle which will subdue hunger late at night. A good way to enforce this is to brush your teeth at the start of your “Eating Curfew” and if you begin to feel hungry, drink water. This may seem difficult at first, but it will be easier as the days go on, especially if you follow the next two tips.

TIP 2: Eat Breakfast

Eating breakfast is an excellent way to start up your day as well as your metabolism!

According to the study, a lot of people tend to skip breakfast due to lack of hunger or time. The truth is, people are not hungry in the morning due to their night binging and their eating cycle. In order to reset this unhealthy habit, you must begin to eat a nutritious breakfast to start out the day. Results of the study found that participants who had a large breakfast in the morning had lower levels of the hormone ghrelin which makes people hungry, and higher levels of the satiety hormone, peptide YY, by the time the evening came.

 

TIP 3: RELAX

In the conclusion of the study it became clear that the main source of hunger at the end of the day was stress. Throughout the day find times to take time for yourself to destress in whatever way works best for you. This may be writing your thoughts, breathing exercises, or practicing mindfulness! Anything that helps you relax a little during a stressful day will help tremendously to reduce nightly binging.

 

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.



If you are spending your time counting every single calorie you put into your body, you are wasting your time. According to a study from Stanford University, losing weight is about what you eat, not how much you eat.

Essentially, by cutting back on added sugars, refined grains, and highly processed food along with prioritizing vegetables and whole foods rather than portions, subjects were found to lose a significant amount of weight. By focusing on healthier eating habits, subjects saved themselves the hassle of having to count every single one of those pesky calories and still lose weight.

The Psychology of Processed Food
It’s about what you eat, not how much.

The study was led by Christopher D. Garner, the director of nutrition studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center, and found that regardless of genetics and major change to physical activity, weight loss is easily accessible with the prescribed diet above. In fact, participants were never given a number of calories to aim for. Instead, by focusing on healthier eating, participants found their appetite was satisfied more easily, and did not even have to think about overeating.

Having to think about each and every single thing you put into your body is stressful, tedious, and according to Dr. Garner, absolutely unnecessary. As long as you focus on eating vegetables and whole foods rather than highly processed foods, refined grains, and added sugars,  weight loss is soon to follow.

 



De-Bunking “Diet” Soda
Ever since diet soda was popularized in the 1970s, scientists have been researching it. Here are some of the things they have found.

We all know that soda really isn’t good for us. It’s packed full of lots and lots of sugar and all sorts of other things that humans really shouldn’t consume. This is how diet soda was born. Soda manufacturers developed a “healthier” alternative to their regular sugary beverages. But is diet soda really any better for you? Sure, it’s lower in calories: some varieties don’t have any calories at all. But is it better? The short answer to that is no, it is not. In some cases, it’s actually worse.

Ever since diet soda was popularized in the 1970s, scientists have been researching it. Here are some of the things they have found.


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