Living Well Blog

Gut health is a relatively new line of research. As more and more studies are published, experts realize that gut microbiota function like an organ. And like other organs, it’s affected by what you ingest. While you’re probably aware your diet can affect biomes, you may not have thought about… See more
You’ve cleaned-up your diet, cut your calories and ramped up your workouts, but the scale still hasn’t budged. We all know that managing weight can be a difficult, complex process. And experts still don’t have all the answers. But a new weight management variable has caught the attention of… See more
Illness, poor dietary choices, smoking, artificial sweeteners, even stress — these things can all upset the careful balance of bacteria in our gut biome. Before you turn to supplements or probiotic-fortified processed foods to boost your biome, consider adding foods to your diet that can help your… See more
Doctors typically prescribe medications, physical therapy and gentle stretches for osteoarthritis pain relieve the pain — a condition affecting millions. But alternative treatments for osteoarthritis pain, such as taking fish oil and eating foods high in vitamin K may also help, according to a meta… See more
As more and more states are decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, researchers have noticed a problem: Cigarette smoking is also on the rise.  Cannabis is currently legal for recreational use in 10 states and for medicinal purposes in 30 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam… See more
When it comes to aging, there are no magic pills. But a new study is shining light on a supplement that may help reverse aging in your blood vessels.  MitoQ -- an anti-aging supplement and pharmaceutical grade antioxidant -- may reverse vascular aging in older adults by as much as 15 to 20 years,… See more
You inherited your mother’s height, your father’s eyes -- and your family’s risk for cardiovascular disease. But this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stuck with a heart disease diagnosis. You’re probably aware that eating healthy, controlling stress and avoiding tobacco can reduce your… See more
For years, some experts have recommended eating six smaller meals over the course of the day to help control weight and blood sugar. But results from a new study are casting doubt on the effectiveness of this approach to meal planning. Three meals a day consisting of a high-calorie breakfast, an… See more
You may already know that fats are classified as being saturated or unsaturated. It gets a little more complicated beyond these basic categories. Here’s what you need to know.  
 
Unsaturated fat is broken into two groups – cis fats and trans fats.  Cis FatsSee more
If you lived through the 1980s “war on fat”, you probably can’t help but wonder if eating fat can cause weight gain. And it doesn’t matter how many studies support the health benefits of healthy fats, there’s still an inkling of doubt that makes you hesitate before “indulging” in grass-fed butter,… See more
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