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Flavored Waters: Fabulous or fallacy?

By Lauren Fischer | Photos by Jimmy Ho Photography Hydration is one of the foundations of good health. You can survive about eight weeks without food, but only about a week (in comfortable conditions) without water. Mild dehydration can cause fatigue, anxiety, headaches and hunger, while long-term dehydration can result in heartburn, joint pain and [...]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for … Healthy Ice Cream?

By Colleen McTiernan | Photos by Jimmy Ho Photography Whether you have dietary restrictions or are just trying to maintain a healthy diet, it can be hard to work desserts into your routine — delicious though they may be. But as nutrition has begun taking a front seat in people’s minds, companies have begun developing [...]

Living the Dive Life: Looking for a new adventure? You might find it underwater

By Melissa Smith | Photos by Kristi Bernot Picture yourself 40 feet underwater, exploring a pristine reef. Tiny fish dart between coral formations, a massive southern stingray glides by, and before you a majestic green sea turtle soars in from the blue. From where you are hovering, you can watch life play out in an [...]

Ask the Ophthalmologist

By Nausheen Khuddus, M.D. | Photo courtesy of Nausheen Khuddus Dr. Nausheen Khuddus is a fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist. She attended Chicago Medical School, then did her residency and fellowship at the University of Florida. She specializes in double vision and eye muscle disorders affecting children and adults. She has lived in Gainesville since 1997, [...]

The Pros and Cons of Soy

By Elayza Gonzalez Soy is a high-protein and nutritional food source derived from soybeans. According to, the legume is cholesterol-free and low in fat, plus it can be used as a replacement for animal-based proteins and is found in a number of foods, including edamame, tempeh, tofu, soy milk, soy flour and meat substitutes. [...]