Living Well Blog

January 7, 2022
You know your body, and you know when something isn’t right: a rash you can’t explain, lightheadedness, nausea or diarrhea for no obvious reason. Sometimes these symptoms appear after a meal. But other times, they appear at seemingly random times.  One possible explanation might surprise you: Food… See more
January 7, 2022
Food usually brings people together in friendship, in celebration, even in sorrow. But it can also be a major source of stress.  For some, a single bite of the wrong food can mean a trip to the emergency room. This is called anaphylaxis, a classic food allergy reaction. For others, eating a meal… See more
January 7, 2022
In an age where countless people seem to have some kind of food sensitivity or intolerance, elimination diets have become incredibly common. They help you find out what foods, if any, trigger or worsen conditions ranging from joint pain to acne.  The tricky thing about them – besides the fact… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
August 20, 2021
Interest in functional medicine is on the upswing; in fact, it’s a wellness trend of the 2020s. But what is functional nutrition? And how can it help you?

What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional nutrition stems from functional medicine – a branch of medicine based on the belief that… See more
June 13, 2018
Over the last few years inflammation has become public enemy number one. And with good reason. It’s been linked with chronic diseases, autoimmune disorders, musculoskeletal pain and mental health issues. As more and more studies about gut health are published, it seems inflammation is the catalyst… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 8, 2018
Gut health is a relatively new line of research. As more and more studies are published, experts realize that gut microbiota function like an organ. And like other organs, it’s affected by what you ingest. While you’re probably aware your diet can affect biomes, you may not have thought about… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 8, 2018
You’ve cleaned-up your diet, cut your calories and ramped up your workouts, but the scale still hasn’t budged. We all know that managing weight can be a difficult, complex process. And experts still don’t have all the answers. But a new weight management variable has caught the attention of… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
June 8, 2018
Illness, poor dietary choices, smoking, artificial sweeteners, even stress — these things can all upset the careful balance of bacteria in our gut biome. Before you turn to supplements or probiotic-fortified processed foods to boost your biome, consider adding foods to your diet that can help your… See more
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