| Aug 5, 2011
Cassie Green had all the makings of an entrepreneur. "I like the last word," says the sprightly 34-year-old. "I'm an only child. I'm a Leo. I really like my way."
But it took a pint of gas station ice cream to push her over the metaphorical edge....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 8:01 PM
COSTA MESA — As she walked out of the new Sprouts Farmers Market on Wednesday with two ripe cantaloupes, Andrea Bowen said she "couldn't be more tickled."
The melons, which she had tucked into a green recyclable bag, cost her 19 cents a pound....
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2011
In 2011, we interviewed 26 South Florida celebrities regarding their fitness regimens. Just in time for New Year's resolutions, we've selected some of their best answers to our questions.
Read what they're doing to keep their bodies healthy and looking...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 3:50 PM
Thomas K. Pettit, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. engineer who later co-owned a natural-foods store, died Tuesday of complications after gall bladder surgery at Northwest Hospital.
The one-time Timonium and Mays Chapel resident was 86.
| Sep 21, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Organic products and those without preservatives and harsh processing remain big business in the United States — with $81 billion in sales last year — despite a tough economy.
Sales in stores, online and in practitioners' offices were up 7...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:54 PM
It's no secret that childhood obesity is a major problem in the United States. In fact, over the past 30 years, childhood obesity rates have tripled. Given the advancements in science and medicine during that same time frame, not to mention improvements...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2012
Comic book and superhero fans will dress as their favorite characters when Wizard World Chicago Comic Con begins Thursday in Rosemont. But it takes more than a costume to build the powerful muscles of Wolverine, or Lara Croft’s lean, curvy look,...