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

Adobo Chicken and Kale Enchiladas


Source: Eating Well magazine Nov-Dec 2017 Nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free,  soy-free and a healthy recipe for bone and brain health, plus boosts immunity! Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 8 cups chopped kale ¼ cup water 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 1 (10 … Continue reading Adobo Chicken and Kale Enchiladas

3 Questions Every Senior Should Ask About Medicare Coverage and Long-Term Care


By Sharon Wagner If you’ve ever asked yourself “What are my chances of needing — and paying for — long-term care?” then this article is for you. Many seniors find Medicare invaluable when it comes to healthcare coverage, but they are often surprised to learn about critical healthcare needs it does not cover. Long-term care, … Continue reading 3 Questions Every Senior Should Ask About Medicare Coverage and Long-Term Care

Exercise Your Body and Your Brain!


By Aparna Mele, MD There are many benefits to regular physical activity. Add brain health to them! One study conducted at the Mayo Clinic showed that people who regularly engaged in moderate exercise five or six times per week later in life reduced their risk of mild cognitive impairment by 32 percent compared with more … Continue reading Exercise Your Body and Your Brain!