Living Well Blog

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: 
•    Lower the risk for… See more
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 bars and… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 13, 2023
Hair care is important to Americans. In 2022, haircare industry revenue was $13 billion. While hair care products are important if you want hair that looks healthy, it begins with nutrition, not shampoo and conditioner.
Studies have found that eating lean proteins, Omega-3 fatty acids, fat-… See more
March 20, 2023
What are we referring to when we talk about a healthy gut or digestive system? It’s a combination of several factors such as:  An ability to digest foods and absorb nutrients An effective and healthy immune system An absence of illnesses in the gut A thriving, balanced composition of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 17, 2023
If there’s something good you can say about processed foods, it’s this: They are popular because they’re convenient. Processed foods can be less expensive than whole foods and homemade variations. And they can typically be prepared, served and cleaned up quickly and easily.  Unfortunately, that’s… See more
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 typically low income community, that’s fraught with: Fast food restaurants Gas stations Donut shops Convenience marts Package stores  They often emerge in regions deemed as food desserts, i.e., areas that… See more