Fighting Obesity Through Wellness

By Kim Thomas, Us Health Corps Losing even just a bit of weight can be difficult, but overriding a lifetime of bad habits that have led to obesity is a big challenge. You will be bombarded with contradictory information on how to lose weight quickly and effortlessly, but these methods are short-lived and can actually … Continue reading Fighting Obesity Through Wellness

Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)

Prebiotics By Aparna Mele, MD Prebiotics are types of dietary fiber that that arrive undigested at the colon, where they are readily fermented by beneficial bacteria, allowing them to grow and thrive. In order to be classed as a prebiotic, they must be selectively fermented by these good bugs, whilst being ignored by pathogenic bacteria. … Continue reading Kidney Bean Curry (Rajma)

Burn 500 Calories in Just 30 Minutes!

Contributed by Michael Nash from My Fitness Boutique Our greatest intentions to go to the gym regularly can be obstructed by a lack of free time or the growing cost of gym memberships. If your gym plans hit a brick wall and remain unfulfilled, why not try these 30-minute high-intensity workouts at home? No need … Continue reading Burn 500 Calories in Just 30 Minutes!

Brown Lentil, Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Salad with Ginger-Mint Vinaigrette

Source: The Mediterranean Dish Ingredients 1 bunch Swiss chard, chopped (2-3 cups chopped leaves) Olive Oil 2 cups cooked (steamed or canned) brown lentils, drained 1 pomegranate, seeds of 1 small red onion, finely chopped 1/2 English cucumber, finely chopped 1 cup crumbled feta cheese for garnish Ginger-Mint Vinaigrette 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/3 … Continue reading Brown Lentil, Swiss Chard and Pomegranate Salad with Ginger-Mint Vinaigrette

Eating For A Healthy Colon

By Aparna Mele, MD March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer in both men and women in the United States with an estimated 140,000 cases a year. Colorectal cancer is significantly higher among minorities, and African Americans have higher mortality rates and higher incidence rates of … Continue reading Eating For A Healthy Colon