Healthyway.com / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Potential Causes Of Sudden Weight Gain According To Weight Management Experts June 14, 2018

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Sudden weight gain. Three words few people want to hear. And yet, there you are. You’ve stepped on the scale, and seemingly out of nowhere, your weight has skyrocketed.

If you haven’t eaten a Thanksgiving-sized meal or recently found out you’re pregnant, a sudden weight gain can send you into a tailspin, wondering exactly what the heck is going on with your body. Are you getting sick? Is your thyroid acting up? Is it cancer? Or are you absolutely fine and just need to refocus on your fitness?

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Reader's Digest / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 11 Hidden Dangers of the Keto Diet June 14, 2018

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The keto diet promises quick weight loss and more. But there can be negative side effects and even serious health consequences for those who are unaware.

Here, experts give the scoop on this nutrient-dense little powerhouse. Read on for all the pros and cons of pea protein and why it’s worth your attention–even if you’re not vegan or plant-based.

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Aaptiv / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Is Kombucha Actually Healthy? June 14, 2018

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You’ve likely heard of kombucha. It’s a trendy, fermented fizzy drink said to promote gut health, help with digestion, support weight loss, and strengthen your immune system. Researchers continue to explore the health benefits of the bubbly beverage. Evidence suggests that because it’s rich in probiotics–which increases the number of good bacteria in your gut–it’s a welcome addition to your diet. But it’s still up for debate. Our experts discuss whether or not kombucha is healthy, what to avoid when drinking it, and how often to pour yourself a glass.

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myfitnesspal / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Can Dieting Damage Your Metabolism? June 5, 2018

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When it comes to losing weight and maintaining weight loss, diets are obviously a popular choice — but what kind of effect can loss (and, realistically, gaining some back) have on your metabolism?

Understanding how the metabolism works — and the changes that occur when weight fluctuates — can be useful for creating a diet that’s beneficial instead of damaging.
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Insider / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 8 simple ways to curb your sugar cravings May 22, 2018

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A year-round resolution that many people make is to have healthier eating habits. Whether that means eating more fruits and veggies or cutting down on portions, changing your eating habits is a good start to having a healthier lifestyle. One of the first steps you can take to help is to cut down the amount of sugar you intake on a daily.

Though it wasn’t easy at first, Paddy Spence, CEO of Zevia– a line of zero-calorie, naturally sweetened beverages — cut sugar out of his diet 18 years ago.

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Barber Surgeons Guild / Dr. Nancy Rahnama IS OUR DIET MAKING OUR SEASONAL ALLERGIES WORSE? May 22, 2018

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Allergies can be the worst, forcing us to wake up every morning for weeks at a time like we feel like we have the worst cold ever, except it never actually does away.

We keep on hoping that there’s something we can be doing to help the symptoms, and many believe the changing our diet can help to alleviate symptoms – or avoid them getting worse. But is that actually true?

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U.S. News & World Report / Dr. Nancy Rahnama The hCG Diet May Help You Lose Weight, But at What Cost? May 22, 2018

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IS THE HCG DIET A SAFE, healthy and effective way to drop pounds? Or is it a gimmicky, unhealthy and even unsafe regimen that doesn’t help its followers achieve long-term weight loss? Many experts think poorly of the hCG diet – which combines an extremely low daily calorie intake with ingestion of the hormone hCG – as an effective way to lose weight. “The hCG diet is almost the quintessential fad diet,” says Mike Israetel, chief sports scientist for Renaissance Periodization, which provides online dieting and training templates and coaching. There are no clinical studies suggesting using hCG helps with weight loss.
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brit + co / Dr. Nancy Rahnama These Are the Vitamin Supplements Worth Taking May 21, 2018

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Is it just us, or are supplements *everywhere* these days? There are magic pills to boost your brain power. You can find beauty-enhancing vitamins to make your skin glow, your hair grow, and your nails get strong. Or, if you’re feeling more high-tech, there’s even a fitness device that creates personalized health supplements based on your activity. But do we really need all of these boosters, or are we just paying for a quick infusion of hope? We checked with the pros to find out which vitamins and supplements are worth shelling out for — and when to save your money.
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Men's Health / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 4 Health Benefits of Low-Carb Diets May 21, 2018

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Low-carb diets tend to be pretty polarizing. Some people think they’re ineffective, while others believe that they encourage bad habits like eating fatty bacon cheeseburgers.

But low-carb, high-protein diets can yield real health benefits if you take the right approach to them. In fact, a study published this month in the journal Pediatrics found that low-carb diets could possibly help Type 1 diabetes patients control their blood sugar.
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Prevention / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Acupuncture for Weight Loss: Does It Work? May 8, 2018

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Acupuncture–the Eastern practice of using super-thin needles to stimulate strategic points on your body–has an interesting health reputation. Traditional practitioners believe the ancient alternative medicine can help re-balance your body’s energy (called “qi”) by directing its flow.

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Prevention / Dr. Nancy Rahnama The Blood Type Diet: Can Eating Based on Your Genetics Help You Lose Weight? May 2, 2018

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Diets have historically taken a one-size-fits-all approach, but lately, nutrition advice has been all about getting personal. Thanks to the rising popularity of nutrigenomics–decoding your nutrition needs based on your genes–and a focus on creating healthy eating habits based on your lifestyle and preferences, diets no longer exist as they once did.

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Newsweek / Dr. Nancy Rahnama MAN GOES TO EMERGENCY ROOM, TESTED FOR BRAIN DAMAGE AFTER EATING WORLD’S HOTTEST CHILI PEPPER April 11, 2018

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Eating extremely spicy food may cause much greater discomfort than a burning tongue or watery eyes. A man who decided to eat what’s known as the world’s hottest chili pepper, the Carolina Reaper, went to the emergency room after experiencing striking, severe head pain for days.
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U.S. News & World Report / Dr. Nancy Rahnama 8 Ways to Boost Your Metabolism April 9, 2018

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Do you know anyone who seems to be able to eat anything he or she wants, in any quantity, without gaining an ounce? Some people are fortunate enough to have been born with a high metabolism.

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Shape / Dr. Nancy Rahnama Should You Be Fasting When You Fly? April 5, 2018

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Fasting is definitely buzzy right now. Intermittent fasting is becoming increasingly popular in the fitness community as a way to lose weight, and now, influencers are talking about other ways they use fasting as a tool for better health. (FWIW, some experts say the potential benefits of intermittent fasting may not be worth the risks.)

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