Let’s talk about the power of Kale

Let’s talk about the power of Kale

Kale is a nutritional powerhouse… Rich in vitamins A and C (micro-nutrients), calcium, potassium and flavor. Multiple varieties of kale lend themselves well to different recipes: you can julienne it for salads, bake it for chips, add to soups, or sauté it....
Timely Tip: Your skin is telling your health story

Timely Tip: Your skin is telling your health story

We should all wear sunscreen, protective hats/clothing, and stay out of the sun during the hottest part of the day whenever possible. I am also particular about what I put on my skin (80% of it is soaking in). But before I pick a mineral sunscreen or fashionable hat,...
Try growing a Bonsai it’s good for your health

Try growing a Bonsai it’s good for your health

The Japanese word “Bon-sai” means “planted in a container”. The goal of this ancient form of horticulture which has been around for over 1000 years is to grow a miniaturized version of a tree. Bonsai are not genetically dwarfed versions of trees they are regular...
Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

Leading a Healthy Lifestyle

Couple selects Punta Gorda for sport and quality of life A propitious lunch, a love of sport and an emphasis on improving one’s quality of life. Jeremy and Michelle Gwaltney’s interest in living a healthier lifestyle led them to Charlotte County. The couple are...
Need more vitamin C?

Need more vitamin C?

We typically associate vitamin C with oranges so we purchase a variety orange colored and flavored supplements and powders. And, we feel great about chewing some chalky substance or drinking an oddly flavored orange drink. Why not go straight to the source and eat the...
Appreciating Summer Plants

Appreciating Summer Plants

By: Becky Copenhaver Summer changes everything. One of the most wonderful things about Florida summers is the emergence of our winter sleepers. Those plants that are absent from our lives through the winter months but arrive just in time to cheer us up and get us...
The Scoop on Antioxidants

The Scoop on Antioxidants

Diet, stress, lifestyle choices, and environmental factors cause free radicals to accumulate in our bodies. If our bodies are not able to process and remove these free radicals efficiently the result will be oxidative stress. If not addressed, cell damage can occur...