Spice Up Your Health: Cumin

by Sheetal Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN I am excited to starting the journey of our spice learning series with the most famous spice, CUMIN which is a flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to a territory including the Middle East and stretching east to India. Cumin was a significant spice for the Minoans in ancient Crete. The ancient Greeks kept cumin at the dining…

Spice Up Your Plate (and Your Health!)

by Sheetal K. Parikh, MS, RDN, LDN  As an Indian American and vegetarian since childhood, herbs and spices have always been a very important ingredient of each and every meal that I am consuming each and every day. As a dietitian, I have always been asked a question on how the plant-forward meals be made…

Limiting Saturated Fat: Still Important for a Healthy Heart

by Dr. Joel Kahn, MD The observation that diet and health are related can be traced back at least to Hippocrates over 2,000 years ago with the statement credited to him that “food is medicine”. The average lifespan in the last century has been been extended greatly, but many of those additional years are burdened…