Be Well

Posted By Samantha Calimbahin on 2016 Dec 19 - 4:07pm

Elizabeth Samudio
Elizabeth Samudio spent a lot of her life planting seeds, not just in her garden but in the lives of the people around her. It showed in the final years of her life, when the owner of the Elizabeth Anna Urban Farm & Market set out to put her gardening expertise in a book. But having been...

Posted By Kendall Louis on 2016 Dec 19 - 3:49pm

Blackberry Cobbler Kefir Juice
  Locally based Ether Elixir released a Blackberry Cobbler flavor of its kefir juice drink last month, and it’s turning out to be all the rage. This holiday flavor, Blackberry Cobbler Formula No. 4, is made with organic Washington pear juice with organic blackberry concentrate, organic...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Nov 29 - 3:22pm

We test beauty products every month. When something stands out, we’re happy to let you know. Here are some of our favorites for keeping you gorgeous in the coming year.

Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo, $30 This non-aerosol powder absorbs any excess oil between washes and is great for reviving hair after a workout, while traveling or extending a great blow dry. Unlike other dry shampoos, Shampure leaves minimal residue and won’t dry out the hair. Clinique...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Oct 18 - 11:14am

For years men have had Viagra to treat impotence, but supposedly now women also have a way to enhance their sex lives. Addyi, released in 2015, is a non-hormonal prescription pill used to treat Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder (HSDD). HSDD is characterized by low sexual desire that causes marked...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Sep 28 - 3:54pm

Heals on Wheels

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, heightening our focus on prevention of the disease. According to the National Cancer Institute, more than 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2016. An estimated 600,000 people will die of the disease this year. On the bright...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Aug 16 - 10:24am

Advanced life-saving proton therapy offers more hope to North Texas cancer patients.

With September being both Prostate Cancer and Childhood Cancer Awareness month, the discussion about proton therapy couldn’t be timelier. Proton therapy is especially effective at treating these two types of cancer and is more precise than other types of treatment. Using a 30-foot-tall...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Jul 21 - 5:07pm

While some situations become serious enough that medication is necessary in treating high cholesterol, most cases can be improved with simple lifestyle changes.

Medication can work quickly to drive “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins) way down, but the adverse side effects may not be worth it. cholesterol 1. a waxy substance produced and released into the bloodstream by cells in the liver. The body uses cholesterol to form cell...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Jun 29 - 1:58pm

If you’re traveling this summer, remember that one little bite from a mosquito carrying the Zika virus can lead to illness. For women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, symptoms of the virus include fetal birth defects.

While it normally would have been the powerful, razor-toothed jaws of a shark I’d be afraid of on a recent scuba-diving vacation to the Caribbean, I was instead fearful of a creature that could rest on the tip of my fingernail. Killing more humans than any other animal in the world,...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 May 19 - 5:23pm

How to ride and run safely and considerately

Multi-use trails should be enjoyable for walkers, runners, skaters, cyclists, and in Fort Worth, even horseback riders. With a skyrocketing population and increased popularity in trail use, the result is an often-congested pathway. Hitting the trails can be an energizing start or decompressing end...

Posted By Jennifer Casseday-Blair on 2016 Apr 19 - 1:25pm

Protecting skin and hair from harmful effects of the sun pays off in the long run.

It wasn’t long ago that sunbathers would slather up with baby oil and squeeze lemon juice in their hair, baking for hours under that big ball of fire in the sky. What were they thinking? Here’s a sobering fact: Nearly 90 percent of skin changes associated with aging are caused by a...

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