| Jan 8, 2015
| 6:46 AM
James McWilliams is a hard guy to figure out.
For more than five years, he's been cranking out contrarian essays that take aim at sustainable food's sacred cows: pastured livestock, organic produce, local food and, yes, even farmers markets.
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:50 AM
More than half of Americans say they already have enough information at restaurants to decide whether they are making a healthy purchase. But they want even more.
According to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted in December, most Americans favor...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In the past, hemp has gotten a bad rap because of its close relative, marijuana. However, while both plants are in the cannabis family, they're very different. Unlike marijuana, hemp seeds contain only 0.001 percent of the active compound...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 7:40 AM
I just returned from Naturally Well by the Sea (naturallywellbythesea.com), a wellness and weight-loss retreat on the oceanfront in Pompano Beach, Fla. I ate wonderful organic food, took some exercise classes, listened to lectures on health and nutrition,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The holiday season is a time for good food and getting together with friends.
So when Doug Bennett, executive director of college advancement at Orange Coast College, and Liz Parker, an OCC Foundation specialist, invited me to lunch and tour their...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:04 PM
As a scientist and a smart-phone toting Millennial, I've grown increasingly disturbed by articles and listicles shared on my Facebook newsfeed from sites such as Naturalnews.com, Motherearthnews.com, and Mercola.com. These sites typically feature articles...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:44 PM
They meld into the workout scene on the second floor of the Newport News YMCA, distinguished only by their wristbands. One tackles the treadmill, a few are on the elliptical trainers and others sweat it out on the rowing machine and stationary bikes....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 2:02 PM
This holiday season, take a trip to Paris without leaving the Lehigh Valley at Saranda's on Broadway in Fountain Hill.
The fine-dining restaurant serving contemporary French cuisine held a soft opening Thursday at 1028 Broadway, the former space of...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:53 AM
CLERMONT — Susan McLean affectionately calls her pet project "The Big House."
McLean, 68, has been on the board of trustees at South Lake Hospital for about 26 years, 10 of those years in her current position as chairman. She's seen a lot of...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 11:27 AM
*This post has been corrected, as noted below.
For many American families, a healthy lifestyle begins at the supermarket.
Nowhere else are more crucial decisions made about our overall health than in the aisles of the local grocery store. Whether you...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:30 AM
You don't just have to be a cereal or beer fan -- or a natural foods junkie -- to love barley. This ancient grain has long been used in a variety of ways, and it's perfect for adding substance and heft to a variety of recipes, from breads to soups and...