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)
By Laural Miller, My Gut Instinct Board member Stress wreaks havoc in us. This happens whether we physically feel stressed or not. When our body is triggered and the flight or fight mode is activated, no matter how big or small the stressor; our bodies can be set on fire. Now, not all stress is … Continue reading Why Resiliency is the Antidote to Stress
By Aparna Mele, MD In honor of Earth Day, April 22, 2019, this blog article is dedicated to the perils that face the health of our planet’s oceans and ecosystems, wildlife, and even ourselves. Over the last many decades, humans have progressively dumped tons of garbage and waste into our oceans. One of the most … Continue reading Ocean Plastic’s Effects On Health
By Paige A. Mitchell, Freelance Writer & Reviewer Mindfulness is all the rage right now, but what does it really mean? We’ve heard of eating mindfully, living mindfully and increasing our ability to be mindful by staying off our phones and maybe even doing some yoga. A good all-purpose definition is that mindfulness is the … Continue reading Creating a Mindful Space at Home
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!
By Aparna Mele Traveling, whether for business or pleasure, does not necessarily have to mean leave your fitness goals behind. It is true that when it comes to reaching your fitness goals, consistency is always crucial to success. Still, while travel workouts are obviously great if you can fit them in, don’t stress about taking … Continue reading Travelling Exercise
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
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
Contributed by Rachael Romig Source: www.skinnytaste.com I used to work at an Italian restaurant called Bensi, in Wyomissing, (RIP!) and I discovered chicken Milanese. I never knew something could be so easy, healthy and delicious. When friends were coming over for dinner recently I remembered this amazing dish and found a recipe online from SkinnyTaste.com. … Continue reading Baked Chicken Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes
By Laurie Larson We’ve all been sleeping all of our lives; that’s a no brainer. What you may find alarming to learn is that you may be doing it all wrong. There are obvious connections between our sleep and our health. When we lose out on sleep, our health begins to suffer. Chronically skipping out … Continue reading Have You Been Sleeping Incorrectly?