Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
January 18, 2019
Exercising, eating a healthy diet, getting enough sleep, managing weight, controlling stress and avoiding tobacco can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. But sometimes genetics trump even the healthiest of lifestyles. You can do everything right and still be diagnosed with coronary artery… See more
January 11, 2019
This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor.
  Ingredients     3 cups yellow split peas, (about 1 1/2 pounds)     4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth     4 cups water     2 cups diced yellow… See more
December 28, 2018
A filling of short-grain brown rice, kale and pine nuts makes these stuffed peppers super-nutritious (and pretty too).

Ingredients

    3 medium red bell peppers     1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil     1/4 teaspoon salt     Freshly ground pepper, to taste     8 ounces kale, (6… See more
December 28, 2018
Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an… See more
December 14, 2018

Sweet satisfaction in seconds.

Ingredients

    8 1/4-ounce squares bittersweet chocolate     4 teaspoons almond, cashew or pistachio butter

Preparation

Prep time: 5 minutes | Total time: 5 minutes     Top each chocolate square with 1/2 teaspoon nut butter of your… See more
By Janet Tiberian
December 10, 2018
If you have type 2 diabetes, you’re probably aware of how difficult it can be to manage. You may struggle keeping your A1c levels in line despite exercising, managing your weight, eating a healthy diet and taking a prescription medication.

Cause of Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is caused by… See more
By Janet Tiberian
December 7, 2018
Stress is a part of our everyday lives. Oddly enough, some of it can be positive, driving you to perform better and achieve more. But for the most part, it gets a bad rap and deservedly so -- stress-related conditions account for 75 to 90 percent of appointments to primary care doctors. 

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By Janet Tiberian
November 15, 2018
Low estrogen levels in women can cause weight gain, mood swings and headaches. It also raises the risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia. And in men it may raise body fat, lower sex drive and contribute to erectile dysfunction.  Seems awful. But there is one bright spot –… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 13, 2018
Low testosterone, commonly referred to as low T, can cause a wide range of health issues for both men and women. It’s tied to erectile issues and difficulty concentrating in men, as well as low libido, fertility problems, weight gain, muscle and bone loss, depression, osteoporosis and type 2… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 13, 2018
Low levels of estrogen and testosterone play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death among Americans. The link is to the most common type of heart disease, coronary artery disease (CAD). CAD develops when cholesterol and other substances accumulate along… See more
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