Living Well Blog

March 20, 2023
Many things you can do to improve your general overall health and wellbeing are also proven to positively impact gut health. These include lifestyle efforts like getting regular exercise, eating less sugar, reducing stress and quitting smoking.  But there are additional specific things you can do… See more
March 20, 2023
Our gastrointestinal tract needs probiotics and prebiotics to create an environment where communities of beneficial bacteria can flourish. And while you may be tempted to use daily over-the-counter probiotic and prebiotic supplements, your diet is the best source of both.

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March 20, 2023
What are we referring to when we talk about a healthy gut or digestive system? It’s a combination of several factors such as:  An ability to digest foods and absorb nutrients An effective and healthy immune system An absence of illnesses in the gut A thriving, balanced composition of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 17, 2023
If there’s something good you can say about processed foods, it’s this: They are popular because they’re convenient. Processed foods can be less expensive than whole foods and homemade variations. And they can typically be prepared, served and cleaned up quickly and easily.  Unfortunately, that’s… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 16, 2023
Every 3.2 seconds someone in the world is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease – a debilitating form of dementia that deteriorates cognitive skills and memory.  Unfortunately, cognitive health tests are usually conducted once symptoms have begun. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t early detection… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
February 28, 2023
Do you like sleeping in on the weekends? Many of us look forward to staying under the covers on our Saturdays and Sundays, especially after a late night or a long week. The extra shuteye helps us recover from missed sleep during the week. Or so we think. Unfortunately, this kind of inconsistent… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 18, 2023
American hearts are in trouble — blame the pandemic and a resurgence of smoking among some groups. Newly released statistics from the American Heart Association and the National Institutes of Health paint a sobering picture of America’s heart health, especially among minorities, including those of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 17, 2023
Have you ever heard of a “food swamp”? Researchers coined the term in 2009 to describe a community, usually low-income, that’s fraught with fast food restaurants, gas stations, donut shops, convenience marts and package stores. They often emerge in regions deemed as food desserts, i.e., areas that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 16, 2023
Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. This is a major concern: High blood pressure raises the risk for heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize they have high blood pressure. It’s known as the “silent killer” because there are seldom… See more
February 15, 2023
A cancer diagnosis is no longer an automatic death sentence. Modern medicine has many options in its treatment toolkit to tackle different types of cancer – and the field continues to advance. The goal of treatment is to cure, shrink or halt the progression of a cancer through the use of… See more