Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 20, 2024
More than 50 percent of the world’s population relies on rice. It’s a staple in more than 100 countries because it’s affordable, convenient and versatile, lending itself to many different dishes and types of meals.Generally, rice is gluten-free, high in carbohydrates, with some fiber and protein… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 18, 2024
You’re at a sports bar and would like to get something somewhat healthy. Your first instinct may be to order a salad, but surprisingly, you might be better off with a burger. Yes, many burgers are high in saturated fat,… See more
October 2, 2023
While it isn’t a magic cure for losing weight, research increasingly shows that intermittent fasting, which is known in the weight-loss world as time-restricted eating plans, has promise and may be a smart strategy for some people trying to lose weight.But what’s really interesting about fasting… See more
October 2, 2023
Intermittent fasting (IF), which is also called time-restricted eating, occurs when you limit eating to a short window of time and then eat nothing and fast for another set duration before eating again. Research shows that this approach, like other methods of calorie-restricted dieting, can work if… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 13, 2023
Vegetarianism has gotten a lot of hype over the last 15 years. A lifestyle once written off as earthy crunchy, went mainstream around 2010.There are many reasons people go vegetarian, with the most popular being health. Studies suggest a vegetarian lifestyle may help: 
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July 28, 2023
When most people diet, their goal is to lose weight. But our weight – whether we’re 120 pounds or 250 pounds — doesn’t directly correlate to health like many people think it does. In population studies weight and body mass index or BMI are linked to health outcomes, but the numbers can be wrong in… See more
July 11, 2023
The food you eat is key to your gut health — but it’s not the only important thing. Exercise, sleep and stress also play an important role. Watch the video above to find out how.… See more
July 11, 2023
Over the last few years, you’ve probably heard a lot about gut health and the microbiome – the collection of bacteria and other microorganisms that live in our gut. Science is just starting to understand the importance of multiplying the good bacteria in our gut, which help with decreasing… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 18, 2023
You’re probably aware that processed foods and ultra-processed foods have a bad rap. Regularly eating these foods raise the risk for: obesitySee more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
May 12, 2023
Of all the things we eat, nothing perhaps does more harm than foods that are awash in sugar, items that come to mind include: Cakes Cookies Sugar-sweetened beverages (like gourmet coffee and sodas)  But sugar is everywhere — in low-fat yogurt and barbecue sauces, in granola, protein… See more