Living Well Blog

By Sean Kelley
MDVIP
November 17, 2022
The food most of us eat is killing us. The Western diet, laden with sugary processed foods and red meats, is one of the top reasons the American life span had declined  in recent years. This type of diet raises our risk for overall death as well death from heart disease and cancer.  But there’s… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 17, 2022
If you smoke, you already know it’s dangerous. It’s the leading cause of preventable disease and contributes to one of every five deaths in the United States every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The real discussion is about quitting. About 70 percent… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 16, 2022
Patients may have a new tool to help them recover from the debilitating effects: Seated Tai Chi. A new study has demonstrated the ancient Chinese martial art is a beneficial form of rehab. Ischemic strokes… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 11, 2022
The eyes are the window to the soul. But they’re also the windows to our health. And while most Americans fear losing their vision more than other serious ailments like cancer, stroke and heart disease, they know a lot less about eye health than they think they do, according to a 2020 Harris Poll.… See more
September 21, 2022
The human immune system is a wonderful thing. It responds quickly when we’re injured (the swelling around a sprained joint or a small cut), it attacks microscopic invaders like viruses and bacteria, and it even stores information that helps it fight future infections. It’s a beautiful protector… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 20, 2022
The topic is surprisingly polarizing among nutritionists, foodies and many health advocates. Are cooking oils made from seeds like canola or soy healthy and safe? The oils, which have been a staple of western diets for more than 100 years (oil made from soybeans goes back thousands of years in… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 19, 2022
Over the last decade, health experts have been singing the praises of plant-based diets – as they should. Plant-based diets are credited with: Reducing inflammation Improving kidney function Lowering the risk for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia.

Should I Eat A Plant-Based Diet?…

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Only about 20 percent of Americans have optimal heart health, according to a new study, which may help explain why heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. A research team led by… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Do you have an underactive thyroid? If yes, you may have an elevated risk of developing dementia as you age, particularly if you’re taking thyroid hormone replacement therapy, according to a study published in an online edition of Neurology. The study is observational, which means… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 26, 2022
Vitamin D is a nutrient best known for its contributions to bone health. According to Mayo Clinic, it also regulates many other cellular functions with properties including: Anti-inflammatory Antioxidant Neuroprotective  “Vitamin D is actually a hormone,” says… See more
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