Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 8, 2022
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. Americans drink about 400 million cups of coffee every day. That’s more coffee than soda, juice and tea combined. But if you’re a coffee drinker, you’re probably aware of the controversy that surrounds it. On one hand, it’s credited… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 14, 2022
When you think about healthy foods, what comes to mind? Acai fruit? Yogurt? Oatmeal? Our perception of what food is healthful is influenced by a wide range of factors: scientific studies, stories in the media, what our mother told us and what food manufacturers want us to believe. While some “… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
April 8, 2022
Of all the things we eat, nothing perhaps does more harm than foods that are awash in sugar. Cakes, cookies, sugar-sweetened beverages like gourmet coffee and sodas come to mind. But sugar is everywhere — in low-fat yogurt and barbecue sauces, in granola, protein bars and canned soup, in canned… See more
March 17, 2022
We think we know a lot about weight management and our metabolism. But there’s a surprising number of misconceptions about both — and that can make it harder for us to stay healthy as we age. Here are five misunderstood facts about your metabolism.

What is Metabolism & How Does it Work? …

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By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
February 1, 2022
There's so much more to heart health than knowing basic cholesterol numbers, like total cholesterol, HDL and LDL. Did you the size and number of your LDL cholesterol particles matter? Learn more about cholesterol in this video from Dr. Alan Reisinger. TRANSCRIPT Do you know… See more
By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
January 31, 2022
You may not know this, but heart disease is actually the number one complication of diabetes. Having type 2 diabetes doubles your risk for heart disease. Even having pre-diabetes, a diagnosis where your blood glucose levels are above normal but not quite high enough to be considered type 2,… See more
January 7, 2022
You know your body, and you know when something isn’t right: a rash you can’t explain, lightheadedness, nausea or diarrhea for no obvious reason. Sometimes these symptoms appear after a meal. But other times, they appear at seemingly random times.  One possible explanation might surprise you: Food… See more
January 7, 2022
Food usually brings people together in friendship, in celebration, even in sorrow. But it can also be a major source of stress.  For some, a single bite of the wrong food can mean a trip to the emergency room. This is called anaphylaxis, a classic food allergy reaction. For others, eating a meal… See more
January 7, 2022
In an age where countless people seem to have some kind of food sensitivity or intolerance, elimination diets have become incredibly common. They help you find out what foods, if any, trigger or worsen conditions ranging from joint pain to acne.  The tricky thing about them – besides the fact… See more
By Louis B Malinow, M.D.
November 16, 2021
Although pre diabetes and diabetes may sound like different conditions, the reality is, they are actually the same disease with the same risks. Yet, many people don’t take controlling their blood sugar seriously until they are actually diagnosed with diabetes. What causes diabetes? It's high blood… See more
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