Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 17, 2021
COVID-19 is still a relatively new, and scientists learn more about it every day. For example, your DNA may affect how vulnerable you are to contracting a COVID-19 infection and how severe that infection may be, according to a study… See more
September 17, 2021
Since early 2020, COVID-19 has been the center of attention. However, as fall approaches, you’ll hear more and more about flu. Flu season typically starts in November and runs through March, but it can start as early as October and last through May.  “Influenza is a serious virus, responsible for… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 17, 2021
Type 2 diabetes has been an epidemic in the U.S. for more than a decade — 13 percent of American adults have diabetes and almost 35 percent are considered prediabetic, according to JAMA. Type 2 diabetes is more common in older adults -- the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. -- and… See more
September 8, 2021
Can turmeric help prevent cancer? It sure seems so – if you’re an incurable optimist. The truth is more nuanced than the hype about this supplement. Studies do show turmeric (or its powerful antioxidant, curcumin) has anticancer activity. The problem is that a lot of these studies are small or in… See more
September 8, 2021
Green is in. From reusable grocery bags to electric cars, eco-friendly choices are as trendy as they are good for the environment around us.  Eating more green is in too – think veggies and fruit. These can help prevent cancer and reduce your risk of premature death. Think of eating green as a way… See more
September 8, 2021
For decades researchers have looked for foods that lower your cancer risk or plant-based nutrients that are related to higher or lower risks. And while studies in Petri dishes and animals have shown promise, most of that promise disappears once the studies are done in humans. That’s not to say… See more
September 8, 2021
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past 50 years, it’s that nutrition is an evolving science. What we think we know today may not be the case in a generation. And, as with any science, exciting findings in animal studies may never bear out in humans.  The quest to learn if dietary fat… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 20, 2021
Interest in functional medicine is on the upswing; in fact, it’s a wellness trend of the 2020s. But what is functional nutrition? And how can it help you?

What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional nutrition stems from functional medicine – a branch of medicine based on the belief that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 19, 2021
Almost half of all Americans have high blood pressure, a condition that can affect blood flow and damage blood vessels in the brain, raising the risk for brain injury, cognitive impairment and dementia. In fact, a recent clinical trial determined… See more
August 19, 2021
Stop us if you’ve heard this before: COVID is surging nationwide and it’s still a dangerous disease — especially for the unvaccinated. Over the last six weeks, cases of the Delta variant have grown nationally and hospital wards are filling again.  Most U.S. states are experiencing substantial or… See more
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