Diet

Just one thing

Just one thing

If you could change one thing about your nutrition that would make a big difference it could be simply to add more raw food. “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” is a quote widely attributed to Hippocrates who is often called the father of medicine (i.e., Hippocratic Oath). Whether or not […]

What’s different about functional medicine?

What’s different about functional medicine?

Last week we discussed the rising trend of functional medicine. But what can you expect if you head over to an appointment with a functional medicine practitioner? What makes it different than your average primary care appointment? The experience Dr. Kyle Chavers shared from last week gives a glimpse into what to expect. He went […]

Stuart wins at Panhandle Showdown

Stuart wins at Panhandle Showdown

Paige Stuart decided to get into bodybuilding competitions two years ago. Already a personal trainer, the Gulf Breeze resident gave it a shot in the hopes of using it as motivation for herself. “I didn’t have the motivation to continue my own training. I needed something to work towards for myself. I set my goals […]

5 ways to naturally combat osteoporosis

5 ways to naturally combat osteoporosis

More than half of the folks in America over the age of 50 suffer with either osteoporosis or low bone mass. That is not good news. The worldwide incidence of hip fracture in men is projected to increase by 310 percent and 240 percent in women by the year 2050 according to the International Osteoporosis […]

Chunking down the chunk

Chunking down the chunk

Most health-related new year’s resolutions involve logging hours at the gym. If you want true success, however, nutrition has to be one of the main components. Local nutritionist Sylvia Tarnuzzer has spent years helping clients lose weight with one main strategy: break it into chunks. “People come in with large amount of weight to lose. […]

Eating well in Navarre

Eating well in Navarre

Does all of this talk about eating well and real food have you wondering how to do so in our particular area? Maybe growing your own urban garden is the answer. Dr. Robert Randel is a chiropractor in Gulf Breeze. With his urban garden, he feeds himself and others in the community. “Instead of having […]

Healthy eating for kiddos

Healthy eating for kiddos

It’s a time honored struggle: getting children to eat healthy. There is some comfort in knowing that the struggle has been ongoing for generations, yes the struggle IS real. Yet, what is not so comforting is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report that childhood obesity has more than doubled in children and quadrupled […]

Eat the fat

Eat the fat

Fat has long had a bad reputation for making you fat, causing disease and heart attacks. The evidence of that reputation is seen all over the grocery store: Low fat, zero fat, fat free. Those items are still rampant even as more and more evidence and research comes out explaining how necessary fat is to […]

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Well here’s the pivotal point where you decide I’m completely full of it or that maybe I might be on to something. I often feel like I’ve had to work hard to unlearn much of what I’ve been told as a member of Generation X. Previous generations may not feel that way but boy so […]