| Oct 29, 2011
| 5:31 PM
In keeping with the season, I'm going to tell a scary story.
This isn't your typical dark-and-stormy-night tale of horror. It's about monsters lurking in our kids' lunch boxes, sinister snacks living in our pantries and nutrition-less ghouls masquerading...
| Nov 7, 2011
Two years ago, Mrs. United States 2011 Shannon Ford was diagnosed with celiac disease, an intestinal disorder triggered by eating gluten. Since then, she has embraced "a paleo lifestyle" that includes eating lean meats, vegetables, fruits and nuts and...
| Nov 17, 2011
For lunch, Josh Rivera chose a plate of saffron rice, Jerusalem salad and a Greek-marinated kebab of free-range chicken raised without the use of antibiotics.
"Last year I used to get a burger and pizza, but they were really greasy," the Niles North High...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 4:16 PM
There are those who believe in locally grown organic food because they are health-food aficionados and others who believe corporate industrialized farming is bad for your health and some who believe that food trucked halfway across the country is...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Don't miss the REI members-only Used Gear Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach. REI will allow members to purchase used and returned gear at substantial discounts.
REI is known for the best deals on top-quality...
| Mar 13, 2011
| 5:11 PM
The open egg cartons were at my desk for days, the brilliant patterns and colors of their contents stopping colleagues in their tracks.
"Did you dye these eggs?" they asked with a hint of awe at the mosaic of color. "How did you do it?"
I have to...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:00 PM
At the beginning, the goal seems innocent, smart even: a vow to eat more whole grains, or more fruits and vegetables. But healthy eating can turn rigid and confining, wiping out whole categories of food one by one — first anything with additives,...
| Apr 1, 2011
Nicole Henry is an acclaimed jazz and soul singer whose next album, "Embraceable," is scheduled for release this spring. She exercises regularly — to make sure she keeps her body and voice in peak condition.
Why do you keep fit?
To look healthy...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:28 PM
When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market.
Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:46 PM
Kittens and cats are patiently waiting for a home through Huntington Beach-based Second Chance Pet Adoptions. Its darling kittens are kept at Petco and PetSmart in Huntington Beach. There's a summer adoption fee special of $99 that includes neuter/spay,...