Living Well Blog

February 25, 2020
For the last few years, fasting diets, which restrict calories through periods of abstinence, have become very popular. They fall into different categories (alternate day fasting, modified fasting regimens, intermittent fasting, etc.), but all contain phases where participants do not eat for a… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 18, 2019
As we age, it becomes increasingly difficult for most of us to manage our weight. Because our metabolism slows, our muscles wane and our hormones deplete, we expect to gain some weight. But if you’re eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and limiting your caloric intake, the scale shouldn’t… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 6, 2018
If you’re trying to lose weight, listen up: You need to take measures to protect your bones. Weight loss is associated with a lower bone density, particularly among older Americans, according to a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.   Researchers from… See more
June 19, 2018
Sherry, a member of an MDVIP-affiliated practice in Phoenix, talks about how she was able to work with her physician to lose weight. "He (Dr. Kevin Turner) came up with the plan to help me lose weight," Sherri says. "In the first year I lost about 50 pounds.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 2, 2018
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 2, 2018
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 13, 2018
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
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
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
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