Living Well Blog

March 17, 2022
We think we know a lot about weight management and our metabolism. But there’s a surprising number of misconceptions about both — and that can make it harder for us to stay healthy as we age. Here are five misunderstood facts about your metabolism.

What is Metabolism & How Does it Work? …

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March 17, 2022
You probably hear a lot about your metabolism. From late night TV commercials to internet ads, the world is awash in solutions to speed up your metabolism. But what exactly is our metabolism and what role does it play in our health?

What is Metabolism?

Metabolism is the chemical process… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
March 19, 2021

Can Stress Cause Gray Hair?

The answer to this question is YES. Most of us appreciate the wisdom that comes with age, but not the gray hair. Age and genes are probably the most widely accepted reasons for hair color loss. But thyroid conditions and low vitamin B12 levels also can play a… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
December 3, 2020
Your holiday lifestyle is probably different than your usual routine. Maybe you consume more calories—a lot more if you’re like most people. Or maybe you stress over juggling social, work and family commitments. Or maybe the shopping, decorating and gift wrapping is enough to push you over the edge… See more
By Janet Tiberian, MA, MPH, CHES
November 13, 2020
When you’re stressed out, indulging in your favorite, high-fat comfort foods may hit the spot. But doing so may interfere with your ability to concentrate, according to a study published in See more
February 25, 2020
Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on what is healthy and what isn’t when it comes to eating. Should you eat fewer carbs or less fat? When should you eat more meals or fewer? Should you fast? What about superfoods? Is that plant-based burger healthy? Nearly every day a new study comes out telling… See more
September 17, 2018
If you've struggled with your weight, you know that fat can be a bad three-letter word. You've warded against it, tried to reduce it and agonized over what fat can do to your self-esteem and your waist line. But how much do you really know about fat? And how much could you improve your life if… 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
September 19, 2017
Doctors today aren’t so well. Trust me, I know. I remember waking up each day dreading going into my primary care practice. I’d check my appointment schedule and literally feel sick to my stomach, with 25 patients to see – every day, day after day – and only 10 minutes with each,… See more
September 19, 2017
Primary care physicians serve as healthy role models for their patients. But doctors don't always practice what they preach. From sleep issues and high stress to poor diet and weight problems, traditional primary care doctors report in the national … See more
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