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

Leek and Pancetta Potato Rösti


Source: Cooking Light Submitted by Aparna Mele Maximum surface area means more crunchy bits in this rösti, essentially a large potato pancake, perfect for a holiday brunch. If making ahead, cool on a wire rack, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate. Reheat in an ovenproof skillet at 350° for 10 minutes or until re-crisped. Ingredients … Continue reading Leek and Pancetta Potato Rösti

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

Beets with Pecorino, Pecans, and Shishito Peppers


Beets with Pecorino, Pecans, and Shishito Peppers Source: bonappetit INGREDIENTS 2 pounds mixed small or medium beets (such as Chioggia, red, and/or golden), scrubbed 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided, plus more for drizzling Kosher salt 4 sprigs thyme ¼ cup red wine vinegar 8 shishito peppers ⅓ cup pecans ¼ small red onion, very thinly … Continue reading Beets with Pecorino, Pecans, and Shishito Peppers

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?