Living Well Blog

It makes sense that if we have an unhealthy gut, we’ll have gastrointestinal issues. But sometimes we forget that what we eat affects our entire body – not just our gut. How does the gut have so much influence over our health?  Let’s start with the gut-brain axis. This is a network of two-way… See more
Vegetarianism has gotten a lot of hype over the last 15 years. A lifestyle once written off as earthy crunchy, went mainstream around 2010.There are many reasons people go vegetarian, with the most popular being health. Studies suggest a vegetarian lifestyle may help: 
•    Lower the risk for… See more
Sugar has been vilified for decades. Refined (or processed) sugar as lacks nutrients, making high sugar foods essentially empty calories that contribute malnutrition. And high sugar consumption also has been linked to dental problems,… See more
It’s not news that a high percentage of body fat raises your risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep tabs on your body fat percentage.… See more
It’s still summer, which means most people are spending time outdoors enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. You’ll be happy to know that sun exposure helps boost vitamin D levels, raise serotonin levels, reduce the risk… See more
We’ve known for a while that dementia has a list of early indicators, including diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and stroke. Research have now added low bone density to the list,… See more
A future version of the Apple Watch may include the ability to measure blood sugar without a finger prick. While this is good news for people with diabetes who must regularly test their blood sugar, it’s also a response to the rising trend of Americans keeping tabs on their blood glucose levels.… See more
There’s a new term for an epidemic you’re probably aware of: Diabesity. It probably sounds a little melodramatic, but it is the… See more
Chronic illnesses evolve over time, usually exacerbating as you age. Often, this means switching medications, making more lifestyle modifications or seeing additional specialists. But sometimes as an illness goes through its natural course, it no longer responds to curative care. This is when the… See more
Chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome or ME/CFS) is a complex disorder that affects about 2.5 million Americans. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that ME/CFS can strike anyone, but it most often occurs among middle-aged… See more