Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian
November 8, 2017
Diabetes is not a rare condition – in fact, it’s an epidemic in the U.S. More than 30 million Americans have type 2 diabetes and another 84 million have prediabetes, a condition of elevated blood sugar levels that often leads to type 2. Why do so many Americans have type 2 diabetes? Experts say… See more
November 8, 2017
Cornbread stuffing, a Southern favorite, is a nice change from more traditional white-bread stuffing. Our delectable recipe uses Italian turkey sausage, rather than pork, and omits all the butter and cream to cut the fat by two-thirds. The stuffing is lower in sodium as well and so easy to make… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 7, 2017
Sudden cardiac arrest is scary: Someone collapses. They have no pulse, they’re not breathing, and they have a complete loss of consciousness. Their heart has suddenly and unexpectedly stopped beating. Usually, they die. In fact, about 350,000 Americans will suffer a sudden cardiac arrest this year… See more
November 7, 2017
This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey or chicken (instead of the cutlets); dice it and add a few minutes before serving. Serve with cornbread. Ingredients  2… See more
November 7, 2017
Talk about a grab-and-go breakfast: this bagel topped with nut butter and banana slices is ready in just 5 minutes and easy to eat on the run. Ingredients 2 tablespoons natural nut butter, such as almond, cashew or peanut  1 teaspoon honey  Pinch of salt  1 whole-wheat bagel,… See more
November 7, 2017
The giblets and neck from a turkey make a great flavorful stock that helps ensure a rich, tasty gravy, but you may substitute more chicken broth if you prefer. Ingredients  Giblets and neck from turkey 6 cups water 2-3 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided 1/4 cup all-… See more
By Janet Tiberian
November 6, 2017
The average American gets about 10 percent of their calories from added sugars. Added sugars — from high fructose corn syrup to honey — are sugars and syrups that manufacturers add to processed foods. Ten percent may not seem like very much, but added sugars are empty calories that can lead to… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
November 3, 2017
Coffee. It’s probably the healthiest beverage on earth. Yes, you read correctly. Why? Studies suggest that coffee helps protect us from Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even some cancers. But most importantly, two large-scale meta-analyses (statistical procedure for… See more
November 1, 2017
Unlike cranberry sauce, a relish involves no cooking. Here, plump raspberries add a juicy freshness, while crystallized ginger provides sweetness and warmth. It is best served cold. Hold the mayo on your post-holiday sandwiches—use this relish instead for a real treat. Ingredients… See more
October 25, 2017
This healthy caramel apple recipe has just enough caramel to give a nice hit of salty-sweet flavor in each bite for a tasty dessert.

Ingredients 

⅓ cup packed light brown sugar ¼ cup agave nectar 2 tablespoons butter Darigold Butter Refrigerated Sweet Cream Salted ⅛ teaspoon salt 3… See more
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