When I think of the strawberry, I am reminded of a quote by William Allen Butler: “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, than a strawberry, doubtless God never did.”  Webster’s dictionary defines a strawberry as a small red fruit. I would add that even though it is small in size, it is large in flavor. Strawberries are grown throughout [...]

Summer is a great time to be active outdoors. When it’s hot outside, more blood flows near the skin to help dissipate body heat and cool the body down, keeping your body temperature from rising to dangerous levels. That can mean less blood reaches your muscles, resulting in fatigue. If you are cautious, you can stay healthy and active outdoors, and enjoy the summer. H [...]

Shade Yourself from the Sun

Posted on Jun 10th 2015 by Florida Blue

It’s summertime! A cool splash in the pool, boogie boarding at the beach, sunbathing and weekend outings are prime times for sun burns. The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays—even on cloudy days. These rays break down skin cells, eventually making the surface layer stretch, tear and take longer to heal. With constant exposure, the skin develops yellowing, white spots, rough patches and other probl [...]

Need to lose weight? Need more sleep? Feeling fatigued? Want more energy or better immunity? Of course you do! Juicing is touted to be the solution for all of these—a magic bullet-- so it’s no wonder many are jumping on the bandwagon. Who doesn’t feel fatigued, have chronic illnesses, want to lose weight, or value sleep? These supposed benefits are appealing to everyone, though don’t stack up agai [...]