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
November 14, 2022
  What we eat profoundly influences how long and how well we live.  Hi, I’m Dr. Michael Roizen,… 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
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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 8, 2022
Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. Americans drink about 400 million cups of coffee every day. That’s more coffee than soda, juice and tea combined. But if you’re a coffee drinker, you’re probably aware of the controversy that surrounds it. On one hand, it’s credited… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 14, 2022

What Healthy Food are Actually Unhealthy?

When you think about healthy foods, what comes to mind? Acai fruit? Yogurt? Oatmeal? Our perception of what food is healthful is influenced by a wide range of factors: scientific studies, stories in the media, what our mother told us and what food… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 8, 2022
Of all the things we eat, nothing perhaps does more harm than foods that are awash in sugar. Cakes, cookies, sugar-sweetened beverages like gourmet coffee and sodas come to mind. But sugar is everywhere — in low-fat yogurt and barbecue sauces, in granola, protein bars and canned soup, in canned… See more
March 17, 2022
We think we know a lot about weight management and our metabolism. But there’s a surprising number of misconceptions about both — and that can make it harder for us to stay healthy as we age. Here are five misunderstood facts about your metabolism.

What is Metabolism & How Does it Work? …

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By A. Alan Reisinger, III, MD, FACP
February 1, 2022
There's so much more to heart health than knowing basic cholesterol numbers, like total cholesterol, HDL and LDL. Did you the size and number of your LDL cholesterol particles matter? Learn more about cholesterol in this video from Dr. Alan Reisinger. TRANSCRIPT Do you know… See more
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