Take a Bite Out of Colon Cancer


By My Gut Instinct March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the 3rd most common cancer and 4th leading cause of cancer-related death in worldwide. Because > 90% of CRC cases involve a carcinoma that develops from a precancerous polyp, screening for and early identification, and removal of polyps through screening colonoscopy … Continue reading Take a Bite Out of Colon Cancer

Irish Soda Bread Scones


Source: EatingWell.com Ingredients  Scones 2 ½ cups whole-wheat pastry flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed ⅔ cup dried currants ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk ¼ cup pure maple syrup 1 large egg Glaze ½ cup confectioners’ sugar 1 tablespoon orange juice Directions To prepare scones: … Continue reading Irish Soda Bread Scones

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

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?