By Stephenie Craig You’re in the middle of a conversation and suddenly it becomes apparent the person you’re talking to holds a different opinion on an important topic. Maybe you start to worry if you share your thoughts, you’ll be judged or canceled. Maybe you feel incensed that the other...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Carbs are everywhere and necessary for our health. However, the carbs we choose can affect our gut health, immune system, cholesterol levels, blood sugar and energy. So, let’s learn a little about them. Definition: (carbo-hydrate) A large group of organic compounds occurring in foods and living...
The Emerald Coast Fitness Foundation (ECFF) is pleased to announce its upcoming fundraising event, Sip and Splash: An Aquatic Affair presented by Tim Smith Acura. A first of its kind, the event will take place on Saturday, May 14 at the Aquatic Center, located at 4345 Commons Drive West,...
By Dr. Richard Chern, MD Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there reading. Thank you for working to the point of exhaustion, worrying to the point of tears, supporting us through our good decisions and bad, and loving us even when we do our best to push you...
By Kay Leaman, Health Architect Inflammation is both good and bad. When the body is invaded by foreign bacteria, viruses, chemicals, plant pollen, etc. or an injury occurs, white blood cells release specialized proteins into our blood and tissues to clean up debris, fight infection and heal damaged tissues. This...
By Krisy Whitely Anderson, Beverly Hills Day Spa Owner It’s Spring! So, what about your skin? Do you remember what it feels like to have clean, smooth skin? Re- member how beautiful your skin looked until all those “blackheads” popped up? Well, skip the skin care aisle — I want...

Spring Into Fitness

By Lisa Leath Turpin, Health & Wellness Coach It’s spring and not too late to get into fitness. With spring comes more sunshine, warmer weather and the urge to wear less…like tank tops, shorts, sleeveless dresses and swimsuits. So, if you messed up on New Year’s resolutions, don’t let that...
By Lori Smith On this particular day, Olivia and her father were moving her to college—an exciting time in Olivia’s life. They were on their way when a terrible car accident abruptly stopped their plans—leaving both father and daughter in critical condition and Olivia on the brink of death. Both were...
By Stephenie Craig Do you ever find yourself feeling anxious, irritable and out of control? You’ve got that person who refuses to do things the way you think they should and it’s causing stress in your life and theirs. You believe deep down that if your child, partner, coworker, parent,...
“Every year we try to create awareness of April being National Child Abuse Prevention month and the services that ECCAC can offer to child victims. It is imperative that everyone do their part to help protect children. Prevention is the best protection against child abuse.” - Julie Porterfield, ECCAC...

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