Shantelk Yates, left, waits for her blood pressure results Monday at the Be Healthy Together station of the Take 5 for Life program at the Carrie Gosch Elementary School gymnasium in East Chicago. With her, is Khisha Anderson, a St. Catherine Hospital community outreach specialist.
Craig Dovica, a Fitness Pointe supervisor, watches as mother and daughter, Shantel Yates and third-grader Asia Nesbitt, exercise at the Take 5 for Life screening program at Carrie Gosch Elementary School gymnasium in East Chicago.
This year’s developments have certainly vindicated those of us who care about our health, our environment and our treatment of animals.
Faith in Bread
Food for Life's brand new Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Flax Bread is made with freshly-sprouted, certified organic live grains and sprouted flax seeds throughout. The bread is a powerhouse of nutrition. It is 100 percent flourless and sells for $4.09 at Whole Foods and Dominick's or foodforlife.com.
SparX tiny bite-size fruit-flavored candies are a new sugar-free candy line sweetened exclusively with xylitol. Xylitol is an all-natural sweetener derived from corn cobs, birch trees and other natural sources, and is similar to sugar in taste and texture, but with unique health benefits not…
UNREAL is a line of candy promoted as having less sugar, more protein and more fiber. Unlike typical candy bars, UNREAL candies can proudly claim no corn syrup, no hydrogenated oil and no artificial flavors, and they use dairy from free-range cows — pasture raised without antibiotics or adde…
Duck is one of my favorite foods — roasted, braised, the legs confitted, the wings fried, the breasts grilled like a steak — it's just plain scrumptious.
Watermelon ranks as a centuries-old fruit with beyond compare flavor associated with the sweet months of summer.
Elizabeth Dumelle used to associate watermelon as the menu must of picnics and the beach.
A summer classic
Mitch Harris, produce manager for WiseWay Foods in Valparaiso on U.S. 30, says he can remember a time when customers only knew fresh cherries to be deep red, rather than any other color.
Green Valley Organics delicious new Blueberry Pom Açaí Kefir is free of lactose, while filled with a triple powerhouse of antioxidant fruit that's good for the body. It's rich in antioxidants and amino acids, and delicious and refreshing. Priced starting at $6.39 for a 32-ounce bottle, it's …
Pat Cervantes, left, Healthy Families program home visitor, helps 2-year-old David Shumate with a learning activity alongs with his mother, Jacqui, at the Youth Services Bureau in Valparaiso.
Pat Cervantes, left, Healthy Families program home visitor, helps 2-year-old David Shumate with a learning activity along with his mother, Jacqui, at the Youth Services Bureau in Valparaiso.
Pat Cervantes, left, Healthy Families program home visitor, claps for 2-year-old David Shumate during a learning activity with his mother, Jacqui, at the Youth Services Bureau in Valparaiso.
FloWalking is a low-impact, natural technique that reprograms your body's motions to enable you to walk as correctly as possible. Not only will this help increase the benefits of exercise, but it will also help you as you move through your day.
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