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At the Kokin Healing Center, we’re all about education. We love to empower our patients to learn how to take good care of their bodies; and we’re always learning ourselves. In that spirit, the Healing Blog is a place for us to teach and to learn. We hope you enjoy these posts and share them with friends, family and colleagues.

Reduce Sugar to Lose Weight, Boost Energy and be a Healthier You

Jan 29, 2014

Figuring out how to take off those extra pounds, keep your stress down, and  live a healthier life may seem like a daunting and seemingly impossible task, but simply reducing sugar will truly make a difference. Here are some easy nutrition tips to follow that will lighten your load!

  • Eat more naturally: This will reduce your intake of simple carbohydrates. Follow this rule: nothing out a bag or a box.
  • Eliminate artificial sweeteners: The body sees these as "sugar" and will trigger responses no differently.
  • Make sure to eat healthy fats: avocado, nuts, olive oil, coconut oil.
  • Include leafy vegetables at every meal: romaine lettuce, spinach, kale, and chard
  • Move your body: the chemical changes your brain experiences when you exercise will improve your metabolism.
  • Incorporate acupuncture and massage therapy into your routine — regularly! Reducing levels of cortisol (the stress hormone) by having acupuncture and massage will improve your metabolic rate and glucose, or sugar metabolism – weight loss will be steady.
  • Have a PLAN! We offer an amazing nutrition plan that includes all of the above tips and a more customized and comprehensive plan for your individual needs!

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Meet Marin L. Kokin, L.Ac.

Marin — acupuncturist, nutritionist, and owner of the Kokin Healing Center — is beloved by her patients. Read about patients that have found success at the Kokin Healing Center in Sherman Oaks and Calabasas.