How Nightly Routines and Relaxation Techniques Can Improve the Quality of Your Child’s Sleep


By Spine and Wellness Center Unlike adults, children don’t always appreciate the benefits of a good night’s sleep. While parents look forward to slipping under the covers at the end of a long day, kids find plenty of creative excuses to delay bedtime. Unfortunately, bedtime delays can decrease the quality and duration of your child’s … Continue reading How Nightly Routines and Relaxation Techniques Can Improve the Quality of Your Child’s Sleep

Starting a Gratitude Practice


While the holidays can be filled with family, feasts and festivities, it can also be a stressful time of year. Whether it’s a strained relationship, the struggle of celebration after a loss, overwhelming travel; the holidays can easily become a stressful time. How you handle stress can affect many aspects of your life from sleep, … Continue reading Starting a Gratitude Practice

Spice In Your Life For Longevity


By Aparna Mele Hot peppers are a great way to add flavor to your recipes, but we now know that they may have a surprisingly positive effect on your health too.  Hot peppers, like jalapeños and chills, are rich in a component called capsaicin, a fiery substance which gives you that scorched burning feeling in … Continue reading Spice In Your Life For Longevity

What’s New In Our Poo?


By Aparna Mele, MD We are what we eat. And we are plastic! That’s right, plastic!  A recent study found that globally, people are consuming traces of environmental plastic contaminants which include polypropylene, polyethylene terephthalate, and other synthetic substances. Although their effect on human health is still unclear, some evidence suggests that these microplastics, less … Continue reading What’s New In Our Poo?

Piña Colada Zucchini Bread


Is your garden overflowing with zucchini? Are you trying to hold onto the last vestiges of summer? Then look no further than this recipe which combines pina colada and zucchini!  Happy Indian Summer!! Submitted by Tina Kutz Source: Sharon Rydbom from Tipton; 1st Place Winner of 2002 PA Farm Show “Simply Delicious” Vegetable Quick Bread … Continue reading Piña Colada Zucchini Bread

Versatile Coconut Oil


By Aparna Mele MD While the health benefits of eating and cooking with coconut oil are well understood–including improving digestion, fighting infection, and increasing metabolism—a growing body of scientific studies are starting to highlight its far-reaching topical benefits too.  Studies show that coconut oil—which is extracted from the meat of mature coconuts—may improve skin barrier … Continue reading Versatile Coconut Oil