| 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 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 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 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:55 PM
From fruits and vegetables to meat and cheese, organic foods are in high demand. But what about organic highlights?
The trend has hit Howard County, with some local salons either switching their product lines or opening up to cater to the organic-minded...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Congratulations to the winners of the annual Best Bets awards.
Every year, Orlando Sentinel publishes Central Florida's favorite picks of local dining, shopping, services and entertainment -- all chosen by you, our readers.
We're proud to announce...
| 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...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Health-food stores are excellent sources for hard-to-find grains and other foods used in ethnic recipes.
Chamberlin's Natural Foods: 430 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park (Winter Park Village), 407-647-6661; 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando (The Marketplace)...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:09 AM
Nutritional studies and an increase in consumer knowledge have put the benefits of organic and all-natural foods in the national spotlight. If simpler ingredients are proven to be healthier for humans, should we consider the same standards for our pets?...