Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 17, 2023
Have you ever heard of a “food swamp”? Researchers coined the term in 2009 to describe a community, usually low-income, that’s fraught with fast food restaurants, gas stations, donut shops, convenience marts and package stores. They often emerge in regions deemed as food desserts, i.e., areas that… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 15, 2022
Maintaining healthy cognitive function is a vital component to living a healthy life. Almost 10 percent of Americans older than 65 have dementia and another 22 percent have mild cognitive impairment – the earliest stage of memory loss, according to a study published in… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 15, 2022
You’ve probably heard (and used) expression, “But first, coffee.” If you’re preventing heart disease, you might want to rephrase: But first, tea!  Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s high in flavonoids, plant-based compounds found in a wide range of foods including fruits,… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 14, 2022
Nutrition is a complex science, but it plays a significant role in our health, so it’s important to understand at least the basics.

Which free diet tools can help me lose weight and eat healthier?

Fortunately, there are many dietary tools available to help, including free ones from the… See more
By Sean Kelley
November 17, 2022
The food most of us eat could be slowly 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. … 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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
September 20, 2022
The topic is surprisingly polarizing among nutritionists, foodies and many health advocates. What are seed oils? Are seed oils bad for you? 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… 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 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
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2021
Americans love salt. From shaking it on their food to gobbling up salty, prepackaged snacks to dining on sodium-rich restaurant food, it’s a staple of our diet. As a result, the average American consumes about 3,400 mg of salt each day, despite the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommending… See more