The ABCs of Antioxidants

The ABCs of Antioxidants

Did you know that antioxidants like beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium can help protect you from “rusting”? In essence, that’s what antioxidants do inside your body. They protect healthy cells from free radicals—substances that can dama ...
All the White Moves

All the White Moves

These days, I don’t play games when it comes to sun exposure. I won’t leave home without my big, floppy hat and absurdly oversized sunglasses, not to mention practically bathing in broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen.  Living in South Florida, I worry a ...
Antioxidant Overload?

Antioxidant Overload?

I’ve been an antioxidant addict for years, ever since I first heard about how these nimble nutrients can bravely fight free radical damage. I’m all in favor of living the best, healthiest life I can! It never occurred to me, though, that you can have ...
The Chaga Saga

The Chaga Saga

My apologies, broccoli. I’m so very sorry, celery. There’s simply no vegetable as adorable or as magical to me as a mushroom. I love to eat them…is there anything as delicious as a succulent shiitake chopped up in a stirfry with some EVOO, fresh garl ...
Have You Met Your Matcha?

Have You Met Your Matcha?

Q: What is matcha? A: Matcha is made from green tea leaves that have been laid out to dry, de-stemmed and ground into an incredibly fine powder. The leaves are picked from shade-grown Camellia sinensis plants. The shade helps slow down the growth of ...