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  • Fats: the good, the bad, and the essential - Yangseed
    10/26/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    Fats: the good, the bad, and the essential

    There’s a common misconception that all fats are bad for you and all fats contribute to high cholesterol and heart disease. The truth, however, is that our bodies need fat to function. Fats can help store and carry nutrients, provide protective insulation for our organs, contribute to better metabolism, form cell membrane integrity and permeability, and lessen fatigue.

    The problem arises when we eat too much of the wrong fats combined with too little exercise and we don’t balance it out with the proper essential fats. The way it works is that the more fats in general we eat, the more essential fats we need to consume. If we optimize our intake of essential fats, we can indulge in saturated fats like butter, whip cream, and dark chocolate, in moderation without fear.

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  • Detox - Yangseed
    08/18/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 1 Comment
    Detox Your Body the Healthy Way

    There’s no shortage of detox programs and ‘flat belly’ juice cleanses out there. “Detox” has become quite the buzzword, circulating through just about every influencer’s Instagram feed. But while detox programs have become hugely popular, actually detoxing the body seems to be harder than ever.

     

    The idea behind detox plans is that we need to periodically cleanse the body of accumulated waste—like hitting some ‘reset’ button. And the idea that a few days of extreme dieting or fasting can clear the body of all its toxins and waste is very tempting, especially after a few nights out drinking or over-indulging a little during the holidays. Severely restricting food consumption, however, is at best not effective in the long-term and at worst pretty dangerous to your health. The rapid weight loss that occurs when fasting or only drinking ‘detox juice’ is your body losing water and muscle, not fat or ‘waste.’

     

    Fortunately, the body has ways of naturally detoxifying itself. All we need to do is assist what’s already happening by making a few adjustments to our daily routine to achieve desired results.

     

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  • Digestion - Yangseed
    05/06/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    Digestion: How it Works and How it Could Work Better

    The old adage of “you are what you eat” is actually only partially true. Yes, the quality of nutrition and calories that you consume are important factors of overall health. But how much of that nutrition your body is able to assimilate and incorporate into its muscles, neurons, and tissues is just as vital. And all that depends on your digestive system.The old adage of “you are what you eat” is actually only partially true. Yes, the quality of nutrition and calories that you consume are important factors of overall health. But how much of that nutrition your body is able to assimilate and incorporate into its muscles, neurons, and tissues is just as vital. And all that depends on your digestive system.

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  • Yangseed Chiropractors
    03/09/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    Top 5 Chiropractors in Clifton, New Jersey

    We’ve searched the surrounding Clifton area for only the best chiropractors. Our top 5 picks are listed below along with their contact information.

     

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  • 02/01/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    Your Immune System: How it Works and How to Make it Work Better

    The world is full of germs. The good news: exposure to germs allows your body to adapt and strengthen accordingly. Even better news: there are ways to empower your immune system without having to get sick.

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  • 12/16/2021 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 1 Comment
    9 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress

    Tis the season for waiting in airport lines, spending a little too much money, Googling gift ideas, getting stuck in traffic, navigating through crowds, dealing with fluctuating COVID-19 regulations, and of course, family.

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  • 11/04/2021 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 4 Comments
    Connecting Nature and Neurotransmitters

    “I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.”

    ― John Muir, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir

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  • 09/26/2021 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    How Deep Breathing Supports the Lymphatic System

    Deep breathing is prescribed for a vast array of problems. Feeling anxious? Take a breather. Feeling angry? Breathe and count to ten. Feeling overwhelmed? Well… you get the idea.

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  • Ocean Pollution
    08/17/2021 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    Importance of Protecting our Oceans

    Oceans remain vital for the survival of human beings and many other species' sustainability. Therefore, we must treat the oceans with respect and preserve their ecosystem.

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  • 06/23/2021 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    The 6 Major Health Benefits of Stretching

    Whether before a workout or just to get your blood flowing in the morning, physicians and health experts around the globe agree that regular stretching can improve your health. And I am always encouraging patients to incorporate stretching exercises within their daily routines

    In general, stretching helps to lower the risk of injury and improve your overall wellbeing. More specifically, stretching provides these 6 major benefits: increased range of motion, less back pain, increased flexibility, improved blood flow, a healthier heart, and less stress.

    While the benefits of stretching are clear, however, there exists plenty of confusion within the fitness community about when and how we should stretch. But whether you stretch before and/or after a work-out (or through regular yoga), stretching offers the same great benefits that help reduce the risk of injury and improve overall wellbeing.

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  • Fats: the good, the bad, and the essential - Yangseed
    10/26/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    Fats: the good, the bad, and the essential

    There’s a common misconception that all fats are bad for you and all fats contribute to high cholesterol and heart disease. The truth, however, is that our bodies need fat to function. Fats can help store and carry nutrients, provide protective insulation for our organs, contribute to better metabolism, form cell membrane integrity and permeability, and lessen fatigue.

    The problem arises when we eat too much of the wrong fats combined with too little exercise and we don’t balance it out with the proper essential fats. The way it works is that the more fats in general we eat, the more essential fats we need to consume. If we optimize our intake of essential fats, we can indulge in saturated fats like butter, whip cream, and dark chocolate, in moderation without fear.

    Read More
  • Detox - Yangseed
    08/18/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 1 Comment
    Detox Your Body the Healthy Way

    There’s no shortage of detox programs and ‘flat belly’ juice cleanses out there. “Detox” has become quite the buzzword, circulating through just about every influencer’s Instagram feed. But while detox programs have become hugely popular, actually detoxing the body seems to be harder than ever.

     

    The idea behind detox plans is that we need to periodically cleanse the body of accumulated waste—like hitting some ‘reset’ button. And the idea that a few days of extreme dieting or fasting can clear the body of all its toxins and waste is very tempting, especially after a few nights out drinking or over-indulging a little during the holidays. Severely restricting food consumption, however, is at best not effective in the long-term and at worst pretty dangerous to your health. The rapid weight loss that occurs when fasting or only drinking ‘detox juice’ is your body losing water and muscle, not fat or ‘waste.’

     

    Fortunately, the body has ways of naturally detoxifying itself. All we need to do is assist what’s already happening by making a few adjustments to our daily routine to achieve desired results.

     

    Read More
  • Digestion - Yangseed
    05/06/2022 - Dr. Ron D'Amato 0 Comments
    Digestion: How it Works and How it Could Work Better

    The old adage of “you are what you eat” is actually only partially true. Yes, the quality of nutrition and calories that you consume are important factors of overall health. But how much of that nutrition your body is able to assimilate and incorporate into its muscles, neurons, and tissues is just as vital. And all that depends on your digestive system.The old adage of “you are what you eat” is actually only partially true. Yes, the quality of nutrition and calories that you consume are important factors of overall health. But how much of that nutrition your body is able to assimilate and incorporate into its muscles, neurons, and tissues is just as vital. And all that depends on your digestive system.

    Read More