Living Well Blog

February 25, 2020
For the last few years, fasting diets, which restrict calories through periods of abstinence, have become very popular. They fall into different categories (alternate day fasting, modified fasting regimens, intermittent fasting, etc.), but all contain phases where participants do not eat for a… See more
February 25, 2020
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is healthy and what isn’t when it comes to eating. Should you eat fewer carbs or less fat? When should you eat more meals or fewer? Should you fast? What about superfoods? Is that plant-based burger healthy? Nearly every day a new study comes out telling… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 24, 2020
Veggie burgers have been on the market for years. But when Burger King added the Impossible Burger to their menu, vegetarians and folks trying to limit their red meat intake might have thought they found heaven on Earth.  Food manufacturers may have figured out how to improve the taste of meatless… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
February 14, 2020
Got milk? Despite the many dietary experts who have for decades been warning Americans of possible health issues tied to drinking milk, a new study claims drinking the dairy staple can slow aging. To be sure, milk is polarizing. For example, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 14, 2019
Do you eat a healthy diet? If you’re like most people, you probably said “yes.” About 75 percent of Americans claim to eat healthy diets. But most of us do not. As of 2015, 76 percent of Americans weren’t eating enough fruit and 87 percent weren’t eating enough vegetables. Our portion sizes… See more
September 13, 2019
We've all heard that wine is good for your heart. We've all heard wine and alcohol are bad for your heart. Confused over this seemingly contradictory information? You’re not alone. Over the last decade research, reported in reputable science journals, has found both to be true—the difference comes… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 14, 2019
Over the last few years, some experts have suggested that consuming a moderate or light amount of alcohol every day might protect your heart better than abstaining from alcohol. This theory may not hold much water, according to recent alcohol studies. A study published in 2018 linked light… See more
April 24, 2019
If you’re at risk for heart disease – or have already had an event — your doctor will probably prescribe medication to lower your risk. He or she may prescribe more than one drug, depending on your risk factors. Below is a simple synopsis of the common drugs doctors prescribe for heart health.… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
April 12, 2019
Americans love fried food. About 33 percent of American adults eat fast-food, usually fried, every day. Fried chicken, Buffalo wings, fried fish, French fries, tacos and tortillas — it's a long list and heavy in America's favorite foods. Favorite or not, eating fried foods raises the risk for… See more
April 8, 2019
Fish may well be one of our best friends when it comes to staying heart healthy. Why? Because eating a diet rich in fish is linked to lowering our risk of heart attacks and stroke, and in particular, sudden cardiac death. So much so that the American Heart Association recommends we eat at least one… See more
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