Living Well Blog

September 8, 2021
Can turmeric help prevent cancer? It sure seems so – if you’re an incurable optimist. The truth is more nuanced than the hype about this supplement. Studies do show turmeric (or its powerful antioxidant, curcumin) has anticancer activity. The problem is that a lot of these studies are small or in… See more
September 8, 2021
Green is in. From reusable grocery bags to electric cars, eco-friendly choices are as trendy as they are good for the environment around us.  Eating more green is in too – think veggies and fruit. These can help prevent cancer and reduce your risk of premature death. Think of eating green as a way… See more
September 8, 2021
For decades researchers have looked for foods that lower your cancer risk or plant-based nutrients that are related to higher or lower risks. And while studies in Petri dishes and animals have shown promise, most of that promise disappears once the studies are done in humans. That’s not to say… See more
September 8, 2021
If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past 50 years, it’s that nutrition is an evolving science. What we think we know today may not be the case in a generation. And, as with any science, exciting findings in animal studies may never bear out in humans.  The quest to learn if dietary fat… 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
February 13, 2021

How Often are Dietary Guidelines Updated?

Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture join forces to release the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

New Nutritional Guidelines for 2020-2025…

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By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 12, 2021
Every January we welcome a new year that will bring changes, events and trends that affect our culture. One such area that we commonly experience cultural shifts is in our dietary habits. New diets emerge, nutrition mindsets materialize and food manufacturing processes are adopted. Here are five… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 29, 2021
Check the nutrition labels on the packaged foods you have in your refrigerator, freezer and cupboard. There’s a good chance the ingredients list includes maltodextrin, a commonly used food additive that’s linked to inflammatory bowel… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 3, 2020
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 Louis B Malinow, M.D.
November 17, 2020
I encourage my patients to increase healthy fat intake. Along with fish, certain nuts and seeds, avocado, and even a few saturated fats like coconut oil, I strongly advocate for daily intake of extra virgin olive oil. Most patients know that olive oil is healthy, but are confused about how to… See more
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