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Tips for Balancing Your Hormones

Many chemicals, both natural and man-made, may mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones, known as the endocrine system. Called endocrine disruptors or hormone disruptors, these chemicals are linked with developmental, reproductive, brain, immune, and other problems.1

Natural Supplements for Immunity

What vitamins and minerals are best for your immune system? Below is a quick list from Carmela.

Simple Changes for a Healthy Heart from 'Ekahi Health

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Heart disease statistics are shocking across the country, including here in Hawaii, where it is the #1 cause of death. Diabetes is one of the biggest risk factors for heart disease, and diabetes affects 1 out of 2 adults in the state!

10 Ways to De-Stress

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Managing stress is good for overall health as well as heart health. Chronic stress raises levels of the hormone cortisol. High levels of cortisol can raise cholesterol levels, triglycerides, blood glucose levels and blood pressure which are all risk factors for heart disease.

Thank you, Mom!

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Mothers deserve a huge and heartfelt thank you for their selfless love, hard work, and guidance, and all the under-appreciated and unseen sacrifices that come along with motherhood.

Find Your Sweet Spot: Reducing Added Sugar in Your Diet

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Most of us are looking to establish healthy eating habits in the New Year. Most people consume more sugar than they realize. The obvious sources of added sugar are candy, cookies, and pastries as well as sugar-sweetened beverages like juice, soda, and sports drinks.

Managing Food Cravings

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We have all been there—it’s the middle of the day or after winding down after dinner and you just can’t stop thinking about a certain food. Food cravings can be intense; the very definition of a craving is a strong desire.

What about Protein?

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In America, we know and love the benefits of a high protein diet. But it’s possible to have too much of a good thing – and it turns out Americans are eating twice as much protein as we need, thanks in part to our high meat consumption. And meat based protein can increase your chance of developing chronic diseases such as kidney, heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Calcium and Women’s Health

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In May we celebrate Mother’s Day and also National Women’s Health Week. Women’s health needs differ from person to person in many ways. But one nutrient many of us struggle with is calcium.