Living Well Blog

By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
December 12, 2017
Have you seen What the Health? It’s a Netflix vegan documentary that critiques the meat and dairy industries. I've gotten a lot of questions about it lately and I thought I’d share some of my insights. Keep in mind that What the Health? is a movie produced to promote veganism.… See more
By Janet Tiberian
December 8, 2017
Giving the gift of health to your family and friends can be expensive. But this year, you can be a “Healthy Santa," with our list of wellness gift ideas that won’t break the bank.     An Herb Mill is a thoughtful gift for someone who cooks or is trying to cut down on salt. Herb… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
September 19, 2017
In 2003 a new weight loss fad began emerging—high protein diets. For a while, these high-protein, low-carb diets seemed like the Holy Grail of weight loss. Over time, many people found these diets difficult to sustain and associated with some health issues. The diets fell out of favor as a… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
August 26, 2017
For those of you eating Paleo and wondering how it stacks up scientifically, here's a bit of data, courtesy of Mark Sisson. 1. A population of Australian aborigines living the typical "city" life were asked to revert to a traditional aboriginal diet consisting of primarily animals and plants. This… See more
By Janet Tiberian
December 15, 2016
Your holiday lifestyle is probably different than your usual routine. Maybe you consume more calories—a lot more if you’re like most people. Or maybe you stress over juggling social, work and family commitments. Or maybe the shopping, decorating and gift wrapping is enough to push you over the edge… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 15, 2016
Low levels of thyroid hormone may put you at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. New research presented at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting suggests that having too little thyroid hormone, whether your levels are in the hypothyroid range or are just on the low-normal side, raises your risk for… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
November 23, 2015
Starches…

Most of us love our starches and we usually eat plenty of them during the holiday season. Starches are complex carbohydrates that provide the body and gut bacteria with energy. It’s important to understand how many carbohydrates your body needs and that some types of starches… See more
By Louis B Malinow, MD
MDVIP
October 20, 2015
One in two men and one in three women will develop cancer in sometime their lifetime. Although a few patients diagnosed with either chronic myelogenous leukemia or breast cancer can attribute their illness to a hereditary abnormal gene, most people believe their cancer was a result of a mutation to… See more
By Janet Tiberian
August 10, 2015
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of Americans living with environmental allergies is rising. Currently, the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Allergies estimates that as many as 50 million people have nasal allergies, 26 million struggle… See more
By Janet Tiberian
July 13, 2015
Although the Institute of Medicine recommends drinking eight glasses of water each day to help maintain good health, CBS News recently reported that up to 75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated. And while dehydration can occur throughout the year, the hot and humid weather of summer… See more
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