Living Well Blog

By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
May 14, 2022
When you think about healthy foods, what comes to mind? Acai fruit? Yogurt? Oatmeal? Our perception of what food is healthful is influenced by a wide range of factors: scientific studies, stories in the media, what our mother told us and what food manufacturers want us to believe. While some “… See more
By Dr. Andrea Klemes
MDVIP
April 8, 2022
Of all the things we eat, nothing perhaps does more harm than foods that are awash in sugar. Cakes, cookies, sugar-sweetened beverages like gourmet coffee and sodas come to mind. But sugar is everywhere — in low-fat yogurt and barbecue sauces, in granola, protein bars and canned soup, in canned… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
January 29, 2021
Check the nutrition labels on the packaged foods you have in your refrigerator, freezer and cupboard. There’s a good chance the ingredients list includes maltodextrin, a commonly used food additive that’s linked to inflammatory bowel… See more
November 14, 2020
Like exercise, nutrition is an important component of maintaining your brain health. Studies show that following the right diet and eating the right foods can help improve your cognitive function.  While certain foods are commonly associated with a healthier brain, we know that a healthy dietary… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 18, 2019
A sleepless night can leave you feeling groggy, fatigued, irritable – and apparently craving junk food, according to a new study published in eLife. This may not be news to you, if, after a night with little shut eye, you’ve yearned… See more
January 17, 2018
You know too much sugar and artificial sweeteners are bad for you. Here are some tips to help you reduce their role on your diet: Become a label reader.
The best way to avoid added sugar and artificial sweeteners is to recognize the foods manufactures put them in. It also… See more
January 17, 2018
If you think your diet soda habit of three, four, five or more cans every day helps keep your calorie intake down, think before you drink. Research shows that the sugar substitutes in beverages damage our diet and may be detrimental to our health. Studies have linked artificial sweeteners to an… See more
January 17, 2018
The long list of products containing artificial sugar substitutes continues to grow. The following may surprise you*. *Not all brands contain synthetic sugars. Always check the label. Alcoholic beverages Chewing gum Chewable vitamins Cough syrup and liquid medicines Electrolyte water… See more
January 17, 2018
Don’t reach for a packet or box of sugar substitute for your coffee and cooking. Instead try these nature-made sweeteners. Unlike alternative sweeteners, in moderation they’ll sweeten your diet without damaging your health or sabotaging your weight management plan. Keep in mind, they do have carbs… See more
January 17, 2018
Artificial sweeteners are not as new as you might think. They date back to the 19th Century when saccharin was first discovered accidentally in 1879 by scientists doing an unrelated experiment. Since then, there has been debate across decades over the safety of artificial sweeteners. Fast forward… See more
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