Living Well Blog

December 14, 2018

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 choice (almond, cashew, pistachio).

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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
By A. Alan Reisinger, III MD FACP
MDVIP
November 12, 2018
Every few years, MDVIP invites its affiliated physicians to a national meeting. In my 10 years with the company, I’ve been to all of them. This year we met in Dallas. Why do we get together? To learn from each other and experts about the latest medical trends in prevention and wellness – and to… See more
November 9, 2018
With all that delicious fruit an apple pie should be healthy, but the truth is a slice can have as much as 750 calories and 30 grams of fat. For the most part, the culprit is the crust. We use whole-wheat pastry flour to add fiber and lower the saturated fat by replacing some of the butter with… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 9, 2018
Many Americans take metformin. Most of them have either type 2 diabetes or prediabetes (the drug is also occasionally used to treat type 1, or insulin-dependent, diabetes). Although you may not love taking metformin, there is a bright side: The drug may… See more
November 9, 2018
This lighter pumpkin pie has the rich, subtle spices of the classic and a delicate, faintly sweet crust.  Prep time: 30 minutes | Total time: 4 hours (including cooling time)

Ingredients

    3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour, (see Note)
    3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    1… See more
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