Chilean Lentil Stew

Trying to follow a heart healthy diet means cutting down on meat consumption. Eating more vegetarian meals is great strategy for heart health because you end up eating more fiber and less saturated fat. Try this recipe which is light on sodium, filled with heart healthy fat, vegetables, and proteins. Healthy, please meet delicious! Source: … Continue reading Chilean Lentil Stew

Love Your Heart

By Aparna Mele February is all about hearts, and not just the candy kind. It’s also National American Heart Month, a 56 year tradition to increase awareness of, and keep families and communities free from heart disease, the No. 1 killer of Americans. This month reinforces the importance of heart health. Consider this: cardiovascular disease, … Continue reading Love Your Heart

I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar

By Richard Gardner One of the issues which looms large in the field of medicine and mental health, and which has disturbed me for many years is the definition of “healthy”. I am not really sure what healthy actually means, except for an average of everyone’s health in a population with no tolerance for “healthy” … Continue reading I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar

Walk At a Clip

By Aparna Mele, MD A recent study of nearly half a million people concludes that walking at breakneck speed might increase life expectancy. Recently, researchers linked a spring in your step to the number of years between birth and death. In the study, researchers took self-reported walking speeds and body mass indexes (BMI) of nearly 475,000 … Continue reading Walk At a Clip

Seaweed to Combat Climate Change

By Aparna Mele Green Wave is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating seaweed and other restorative species like oysters, mussels, clams, and scallops vertically using the entire water column. Farming seaweed is typically a more sustainable approach than wild-harvesting it, which can lead to the clear-cutting of valuable ecosystems. Unpredictable ocean conditions due to climate … Continue reading Seaweed to Combat Climate Change

7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

By Erica Wennell, My Gut Instinct and Sun Federal Credit Union Holidays are a busy time for shoppers and hackers alike. For all the convenience of online shopping through websites or apps, there comes great risk.  Identity theft is an increasing problem with imposters collecting personally identifiable data available for sale by hackers. Every two … Continue reading 7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

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