Acupressure


By Aparna Mele, MD Acupressure is a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago and is an important aspect of Asian, especially Chinese, medicine. It relies primarily on using the thumbs, fingers and palms to apply pressure to various points on the body.  Traditional Chinese medical theory charts the body like a human map, marked by … Continue reading Acupressure

Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish


What is American Heart Month? American Heart Association February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. Chances are, we all know someone affected by heart disease and stroke, because about 2,300 … Continue reading Seared Grouper with Black-Eyed Pea Relish

Why families should watch the Olympics


By Aparna Mele Pyeong Chang, Republic of Korea will host the XXIII Olympic Winter Games, Feb 9-25, 2018. The Olympics are a spectacular celebration of the world’s best athletes, all convened together to achieve the highest levels of athletic accomplishment and success in the world. The games, the scores, the advertising—they fill our TVs and … Continue reading Why families should watch the Olympics

Minestrone Soup with Collard Greens and Cannellini


Source: Everyday Food, Oct 2007 Warm up your winter with this gut healthy soup that is loaded with fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Bonus, it’s all vegetarian too and a great way to add to your daily vegetable intake! Ingredients 1tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp tomato paste ½ tsp dried thyme 1 medium onion, chopped Coarse … Continue reading Minestrone Soup with Collard Greens and Cannellini

Massage Benefits in Winter


By Dale Ashley of Academy of Massage and Bodyworks Massage therapy has many benefits, particularly during the cold harsh winter months. Colder weather tends to bring on many discomforts including aches, pains and arthritis, not to mention winter colds, sinus infections, seasonal depression and the dreaded flu. Massage has many wonderful benefits, and in the … Continue reading Massage Benefits in Winter