Living Well Blog

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
By Janet Tiberian
May 2, 2018
Do you feel may like you’re on a lifelong journey to lose that elusive 20 pounds? Or you maybe you’re be a hardgainer – always trying to put on 10 pounds. Either way, managing your weight can be very frustrating, especially if you’re living a healthy lifestyle. Why is it so hard? Logically, weight… 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
By Janet Tiberian
May 2, 2018
If you lived through the 1980s “war on fat”, you probably can’t help but wonder if eating fat can cause weight gain. And it doesn’t matter how many studies support the health benefits of healthy fats, there’s still an inkling of doubt that makes you hesitate before “indulging” in grass-fed butter,… See more
April 25, 2018
No matter what my schedule brings, I always make some time to exercise. It’s been a priority of mine for a long time. (I’ve competed in marathons, triathlons, even a few Ironman competitions.)  Not surprisingly, I strongly recommend exercise to most of my patients as exercise has many health… See more
April 25, 2018
Lots of colorful vegetables and salsa make this cheesy panini prettier than any grilled cheese you've ever seen. The small amount of Cheddar cheese in this sandwich goes a long way because it is shredded and sharp. Serve with a mixed salad and you've got a delightful lunch or light supper. If you… See more
By Janet Tiberian
April 13, 2018
The connection between cardiovascular disease risk and obesity is not new. But a recent study has better defined that risk based on body mass index (BMI).  Being obese, measured as a BMI of 30 or greater, increases your risk for cardiovascular disease and a shorter lifespan, according to a new… See more
By Janet Tiberian
April 13, 2018
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a 23 percent higher chance of having a heart attack than patients with normal guts, according to a recent study presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 2018 meeting. IBD is an umbrella term for conditions that involve chronic … See more
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