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?

Piña Colada Zucchini Bread


Is your garden overflowing with zucchini? Are you trying to hold onto the last vestiges of summer? Then look no further than this recipe which combines pina colada and zucchini!  Happy Indian Summer!! Submitted by Tina Kutz Source: Sharon Rydbom from Tipton; 1st Place Winner of 2002 PA Farm Show “Simply Delicious” Vegetable Quick Bread … Continue reading Piña Colada Zucchini Bread

Adobo Chicken and Kale Enchiladas


Source: Eating Well magazine Nov-Dec 2017 Nut-free, gluten-free, egg-free,  soy-free and a healthy recipe for bone and brain health, plus boosts immunity! Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 8 cups chopped kale ¼ cup water 2 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken 1 teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground pepper 1 (10 … Continue reading Adobo Chicken and Kale Enchiladas

Slow Cooker Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes


Submitted by Diane Wilikofsky Source: Fountain Avenue Kitchen Ingredients 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped (About 16 ounces or 3 cups chopped; I don’t peel, but you may if preferred) 1 cup dry brown lentils 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 medium fresh jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped (or 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper) 3 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Slow Cooker Ginger Curry Lentil Soup with Sweet Potatoes

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)

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