Living Well Blog

January 17, 2018
Artificial sweeteners are not as new as you might think. They date back to the 19th Century when saccharin was first discovered accidentally in 1879 by scientists doing an unrelated experiment. Since then, there has been debate across decades over the safety of artificial sweeteners. Fast forward… See more
January 17, 2018
If you think your diet soda habit of three, four, five or more cans every day helps keep your calorie intake down, think before you drink. Research shows that the sugar substitutes in beverages damage our diet and may be detrimental to our health. Studies have linked artificial sweeteners to an… See more
January 17, 2018
Added sugar is everywhere. It’s where you expect it – soft drinks, ice cream, cakes and cookies — and places where you might not — sports drinks, instant oatmeal, barbecue sauce and yogurt. Here’s a list of processed foods that probably contain more added sugar than you might expect: See more
January 17, 2018
You know too much sugar and artificial sweeteners are bad for you. Here are some tips to help you reduce their role on your diet: Become a label reader.
The best way to avoid added sugar and artificial sweeteners is to recognize the foods manufactures put them in. It also… See more
January 17, 2018
The long list of products containing artificial sugar substitutes continues to grow. The following may surprise you*. *Not all brands contain synthetic sugars. Always check the label. Alcoholic beverages Chewing gum Chewable vitamins Cough syrup and liquid medicines Electrolyte water… See more
January 17, 2018
Don’t reach for a packet or box of sugar substitute for your coffee and cooking. Instead try these nature-made sweeteners. Unlike alternative sweeteners, in moderation they’ll sweeten your diet without damaging your health or sabotaging your weight management plan. Keep in mind, they do have carbs… See more
By Janet Tiberian
January 12, 2018
The American diet is notorious for processed meals, salty foods and sugary drinks. In fact, more than 80 percent of Americans eat too many refined grains and sugars and not enough fruits and vegetables, according to an NPR poll conducted in 2016. Baby boomers are no exception. While they have been… See more
By Sean Kelley
April 4, 2016
When Rebecca Champion met her MDVIP physician Dr. Jacqueline Pearson, she frankly didn't know what to expect. She had spent more than 20 years in the same primary care practice before her physician stopped taking insurance. Then Champion was passed onto another doctor. In all, she bounced around to… See more
September 11, 2013
When John Bach walked into Dr. Michael Monaco’s office, the doctor was very impressed with the man he saw. Mr. Bach, who’d always struggled with his weight, had lost more than 40 pounds. His body mass index – or BMI – improved, taking him from a 42-inch to a 34-inch waist. His cholesterol and A1C,… See more
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