Living Well Blog

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
Do you feel may like you’re on a lifelong journey to lose that elusive 20 pounds? Or you maybe you’re be a hardgainer – always trying to put on 10 pounds. Either way, managing your weight can be very frustrating, especially if you’re living a healthy lifestyle. Why is it so hard? Logically, weight… See 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
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
The connection between cardiovascular disease risk and obesity is not new. But a recent study has better defined that risk based on body mass index (BMI).  Being obese, measured as a BMI of 30 or greater, increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and a shorter lifespan, according to a new… See more
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a 23 percent higher chance of having a heart attack than patients with normal guts, according to a recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 2018 meeting. IBD is an umbrella term for conditions that involve chronic … See more
Following the DASH diet seems to reduce your chances of developing depression, according to preliminary study presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting… See more
The MIND diet, created by researchers at Rush University Medical Center, seems to forestall Alzheimer’s disease, boost brain health and slow cognitive decline in stroke survivors, according to a previous study. The MIND… See more
If you’ve ever experienced a kidney stone, you know first-hand just how excruciating painful they can be. Despite being a largely preventable condition, kidney stones are quite common. Each year more than 3 million people visit their doctor or the emergency room seeking treatment for stones,… See more
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