Living Well Blog

May 30, 2018
This refreshing drink is served by roadside vendors all over Mexico. Not too much fruit, not too much sugar, just a beautiful way to quench your thirst on a summer day. Ingredients  8 cups cubed seeded watermelon, (about 6 pounds with the rind), divided  1 cup water, divided  1… See more
May 23, 2018
These tasty turkey burgers, served on toasted focaccia and dressed with marinara sauce, are reminiscent of a sausage pizza. Shredded mozzarella combined with fresh basil melts beautifully inside these gems. Ingredients  Marinara Sauce 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil… See more
By Janet Tiberian
May 18, 2018
When it comes to aging, there are no magic pills. But a new study is shining light on a supplement that may help reverse aging in your blood vessels.  MitoQ -- an anti-aging supplement and pharmaceutical grade antioxidant -- may reverse vascular aging in older adults by as much as 15 to 20 years,… See more
By Janet Tiberian
May 18, 2018
You inherited your mother’s height, your father’s eyes -- and your family’s risk for cardiovascular disease. But this doesn’t necessarily mean you’re stuck with a heart disease diagnosis. You’re probably aware that eating healthy, controlling stress and avoiding tobacco can reduce your… See more
By Janet Tiberian
May 10, 2018
For years, some experts have recommended eating six smaller meals over the course of the day to help control weight and blood sugar. But results from a new study are casting doubt on the effectiveness of this approach to meal planning. Three meals a day consisting of a high-calorie breakfast, an… See more
May 7, 2018
Like most family physicians, I talk about sleep a lot with my patients. They tell me they can’t fall asleep or stay asleep or that they don’t feel refreshed when they wake up from sleep. Usually, these patients – especially those older than 65 – would like either a prescription for sleep medication… See more
May 3, 2018
Huevos rancheros or “ranch eggs” is a classic Mexican dish that is great for a quick dinner. Traditionally, it's made with a red tomato-based sauce. Here we use tart and tangy green salsa instead. Serve with: brown rice and slices of avocado. Ingredients  1 1/2 cups very thinly… See more
May 3, 2018
This whole-grain wild rice and quinoa salad recipe is perfect for toting to summer potlucks. It features sweet cherries, crunchy celery, nutty aged goat cheese and toasted pecans. If you can find red quinoa, it's particularly pretty. Ingredients 3/4 cup wild rice
1/2 cup… See more
May 2, 2018
This delicious guacamole recipe replaces half the amount of high-calorie avocado in a traditional guacamole recipe with a stealth, low-calorie vegetable—zucchini—to cut 100 calories and 6 grams of fat so we can eat more guacamole with fewer calories. We use the microwave to cook the zucchini until… See more
By Janet Tiberian
May 2, 2018
You may already know that fats are classified as being saturated or unsaturated. It gets a little more complicated beyond these basic categories. Here’s what you need to know.  
 
Unsaturated fat is broken into two groups – cis fats and trans fats.  Cis FatsSee more
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