Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 28, 2020
It doesn’t look like COVID-19 is going away any time soon, which means it’s important to keep your immune system strong. This means getting good quality sleep, exercising regularly, managing stress and eating vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats.  It also is a good idea… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
October 15, 2020
For decades, coconut oil was shunned as a cooking oil because it was considered unhealthy. It’s really high in saturated fat, after all. But over the last 10 to 12 years, it has gained popularity and has even been touted as heart healthy.   Coconut oil’s rise can be contributed to a couple of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
July 18, 2020
Experts have spent decades warning Americans to limit their intake of whole-fat dairy products. However, over the last few years, a few studies have turned the tables on this advice, suggesting full-fat dairy products are heart healthy. And now, a new study has found that eating at least two… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 1, 2020
With the media focusing on COVID-19, you may have missed the news: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced new nutrition fact labels. Next time you are grocery shopping, pick up a packaged food item and check out the updated label. They’ve changed to include information on potassium… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 13, 2020
Mediterranean diet has been linked to lowering your risk for cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes. One reason it works is by altering gut bacterium linked to healthy aging and lower inflammation in older people, according to a study published the BMJ… See more
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
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