Living Well Blog

August 21, 2017
Poaching brings out the flavorful strawberry and rhubarb juices with minimal effort. An airy meringue on top of the poached fruit is a healthy (and gorgeous) stand-in for a heavier whipped-cream or ice cream topping.    

Ingredients

Fruit        1 pound fresh or frozen (not… See more
August 21, 2017
Here we toss tempeh with a honey-sesame sauce and serve it over quinoa and shredded carrots for a satisfying vegetarian meal. Serve with sesame breadsticks.

Ingredients

Quinoa & Carrot Slaw 1½ cups water ¾ cup quinoa, rinsed 2 cups grated carrots (about 3 large) 2… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
August 18, 2017
Call it what you want—soda, tonic, soft drinks, pop or Coke—it’s one of the most popular beverages in the United States. Consumers drink 40 million gallons of soda in the U.S. Even though consumption is falling in the U.S., 50 percent of Americans drink soda every day, according to Gallup. Soda… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
August 18, 2017
Hate getting a flu shot every year? Good news: The future of flu shots may be a painless patch. Researchers from Emory University and Georgia Tech have developed and tested a bandage-strip sized patch; results were published in a recent edition of The Lancet. The patch is designed to… See more
July 14, 2017
Grapefruit juice is the base for the tangy vinaigrette on this salad studded with grapefruit segments and dried cranberries. It serves 12 as a starter or about 6 if you’d like a large portion per person.

Ingredients

2 red grapefruit 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons minced… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
July 11, 2017
At age 61, Oscar Mestas didn’t have any obvious symptoms of cardiovascular disease. His cholesterol and blood pressure were normal. And he was physically active—he spent his career as an urban forester for the Texas Forest Service. Hiking and backpacking were part of his job. In his spare time, he… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
June 22, 2017
Experts are predicting a longer, more severe tick season this summer, which may trigger an outbreak of tick-borne illnesses. In particular, researchers are worried about an uptick in Lyme disease and Powassan virus, a rare condition that  can cause brain inflammation. 

While Lyme… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
June 21, 2017
Until a few years ago, millennials were the driving force behind sales of Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar and other so-called energy drinks. But that trend has been changing. In fact, Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers are now significant consumers of the highly caffeinated beverages.

While energy… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
June 20, 2017
Zika may be public enemy number one when it comes to mosquito-borne viruses, but it’s not the only threat these insects pose. Other mosquito-borne viruses such as West Nile virus, dengue fever, malaria and Chikungunya also worry public health officials. Why are mosquitoes suddenly such a public… See more
By Janet Tiberian
MDVIP
May 15, 2017
Did you know that dietary potassium, found in fruits and vegetables like bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach can help control blood pressure?  

Research shows that too little potassium can increase your risk of hypertension and stroke. But studies also show that people who have high… See more
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