Living Well Blog

By Layne Lieberman, MS, RDN, CDN, LDN
May 23, 2023

The fuss about gut health: Fad or fact?

Have you heard the terms “gut health,” “microbiome,” and “probiotics” but still don’t really know what they mean? You’re not alone. Nearly half of Americans (47%) in an… See more
May 23, 2023

Trust your gut: It could be the secret to healthier living

You probably know how important it is to keep your body’s major organs healthy. Are you aware of the bodily system whose proper functioning greatly impacts your overall health?  If you don’t, you’re not alone. The majority of… See more
May 22, 2023
  Gut health is garnering a lot of attention, as research continues to show its importance to overall health. Yet, the flood of information online about improving digestive health can make it hard to separate fact from fiction. In this video, MDVIP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Andrea Klemes and… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
May 7, 2023
When I was in school growing up in New York, hardly anybody had food allergies. Nobody sat alone at an allergy table, and peanut butter was practically cuisine du jour. A lot has changed. Today, food allergies affect a growing number of American adults – about 2 percent. They cause 30,000… See more
March 20, 2023
What are we referring to when we talk about a healthy gut or digestive system? It’s a combination of several factors such as:  An ability to digest foods and absorb nutrients An effective and healthy immune system An absence of illnesses in the gut A thriving, balanced composition of… See more
March 20, 2023
Many things you can do to improve your general overall health and wellbeing are also proven to positively impact gut health. These include lifestyle efforts like getting regular exercise, eating less sugar, reducing stress and quitting smoking.  But there are additional specific things you can do… See more
March 20, 2023
Our gastrointestinal tract needs probiotics and prebiotics to create an environment where communities of beneficial bacteria can flourish. And while you may be tempted to use daily over-the-counter probiotic and prebiotic supplements, your diet is the best source of both.

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 15, 2022
Irritable bowel syndrome, often known as IBS, is a complex condition that affects the large intestine, causing abdominal pain and digestive issues. It’s believed that the root of IBS… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 20, 2021
Interest in functional medicine is on the upswing; in fact, it’s a wellness trend of the 2020s. But what is functional nutrition? And how can it help you?

What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional nutrition stems from functional medicine – a branch of medicine based on the belief that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 12, 2018
One of the drugs commonly prescribed to control frequent acid reflux, or GERD, has been linked to pneumonia in older adults, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.  Proton-… See more