Living Well Blog

June 8, 2018
Summer is right around the corner, and for a lot of us that means a vacation is in store. Will you head to the beach? Travel abroad? Pop a tent at a nearby campsite?  You’re probably not thinking about summer vacation health hazards as you plan, pack or travel. Unfortunately, they happen. As a… See more
By Janet Tiberian
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
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
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
By Janet Tiberian
June 8, 2018
Doctors typically prescribe medications, physical therapy and gentle stretches for osteoarthritis pain relieve the pain — a condition affecting millions. But alternative treatments for osteoarthritis pain, such as taking fish oil and eating foods high in vitamin K may also help, according to a meta… See more
By Janet Tiberian
June 8, 2018
As more and more states are decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, researchers have noticed a problem: Cigarette smoking is also on the rise.  Cannabis is currently legal for recreational use in 10 states and for medicinal purposes in 30 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and Guam… See more
June 6, 2018
Pimientos and a touch of cayenne enrich a light creamy dressing for a luxurious but healthful seafood salad. Stuff avocado halves with it for a sensational lunch or light supper.   Ingredients 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise 2 tablespoons pimientos… See more
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
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