I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar


By Richard Gardner One of the issues which looms large in the field of medicine and mental health, and which has disturbed me for many years is the definition of “healthy”. I am not really sure what healthy actually means, except for an average of everyone’s health in a population with no tolerance for “healthy” … Continue reading I Am Different, Not Sick: Thoughts from a Gifted Bipolar

Seaweed to Combat Climate Change


By Aparna Mele Green Wave is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating seaweed and other restorative species like oysters, mussels, clams, and scallops vertically using the entire water column. Farming seaweed is typically a more sustainable approach than wild-harvesting it, which can lead to the clear-cutting of valuable ecosystems. Unpredictable ocean conditions due to climate … Continue reading Seaweed to Combat Climate Change

7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft


By Erica Wennell, My Gut Instinct and Sun Federal Credit Union Holidays are a busy time for shoppers and hackers alike. For all the convenience of online shopping through websites or apps, there comes great risk.  Identity theft is an increasing problem with imposters collecting personally identifiable data available for sale by hackers. Every two … Continue reading 7 Tips to Avoid Identity Theft

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

Starting a Gratitude Practice


While the holidays can be filled with family, feasts and festivities, it can also be a stressful time of year. Whether it’s a strained relationship, the struggle of celebration after a loss, overwhelming travel; the holidays can easily become a stressful time. How you handle stress can affect many aspects of your life from sleep, … Continue reading Starting a Gratitude Practice

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

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?