| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 5:12 PM
General Mills Inc. has made strong commitments this year to natural and organic foods. It took genetically modified ingredients out of its signature cereal brand Cheerios and then doubled down on its organic lineup by striking an $820-million deal for...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 11:05 AM
If it says it's organic, gluten-free, vegan, kale-infused, protein-rich and goji-laced, it's got to be good for you, right?
Not so fast.
These buzzwords line grocery store shelves these days, and, yes, some of these products are good for you. But some...
| 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 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 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...
| Oct 7, 2014
•Name: Meagan Kress
•Favorite exercise routine: "Insanity" workout.
•Major exercise accomplishment: Being able to run 4 miles without having the urge to stop for a break.
| 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?...