Living Well Blog

September 21, 2022
The human immune system is a wonderful thing. It responds quickly when we’re injured (the swelling around a sprained joint or a small cut), it attacks microscopic invaders like viruses and bacteria, and it even stores information that helps it fight future infections. It’s a beautiful protector… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 21, 2022
Want to live longer? If you’re a heavy drinker, reducing your consumption could help, according to a new study. People age differently, largely due to microscopic parts of our anatomy at the end of our chromosomes called telomeres. In simplest term, telomeres are the end caps of chromosomes --… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 20, 2022
The topic is surprisingly polarizing among nutritionists, foodies and many health advocates. Are cooking oils made from seeds like canola or soy healthy and safe? The oils, which have been a staple of western diets for more than 100 years (oil made from soybeans goes back thousands of years in… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 19, 2022
Over the last decade, health experts have been singing the praises of plant-based diets – as they should. Plant-based diets are credited reducing inflammation, improving kidney function and lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia. When done right, they can also help with… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Do you have an underactive thyroid? If yes, you may have an elevated risk of developing dementia as you age, particularly if you’re taking thyroid hormone replacement therapy, according to a study published in an online edition of Neurology. The study is observational, which means… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Poor mental health is a significant problem in the U.S. In fact, about one in four American adults struggles with a mental health condition. Of all the mental health illnesses, anxiety is the most common, affecting 40 million adults. Depression -- also very common – touches nearly 21 million… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Only about 20 percent of Americans have optimal heart health, according to a new study, which may help explain why heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. A research team led by… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Vitamin D is a nutrient best known for its contributions to bone health. But it also regulates many other cellular functions and has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties, according to Mayo Clinic. “Vitamin D is actually a hormone,” says Bernard Kaminetsky, MD, medical… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 19, 2022
If you have gym rats in your life, they’ve probably flexed on the benefits of strength training: Improved energy Greater stamina Better physique But strength training has benefits you might not realize. Strength training in an umbrella term for a type of physical activity that makes your… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 19, 2022
It’s not news that exercise is important for good health. But how often should you change your workout routine? Studies credit regular exercise with helping:  Manage weight Maintain brain health  Strengthen bones Improve circulation  Lower the risk heart disease and type 2 diabetes  Control… See more
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