In mid-April, 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez came down with a high fever. She also developed a headache and then severe pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles became swollen, making walking painful. Jimenez had long battled hypertension, but this was clearly something new. Over the next ... More >>
Coca-Cola Life is here, Miami! For the first time, the stevia-sweetened soda is available in South Florida, as of yesterday, August 25. The soda, sweetened with a blend of sugar and naturally sourced stevia leaf extract, caused a sensation in 2013 when it was launched in Argentina and Chile. Now ... More >>
Florida is still a long way from legalized medical marijuana. The Sheriff's Association is waging a fierce campaign against it. The governor has hinted he might not sign any new laws on it. The conservative House has yet to take up the issue. Yet history was made in the Florida Senate yesterday, w ... More >>
It's no secret that fruits and vegetables are the health Holy Grail. As author and professor Michael Pollan so succinctly said, "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." But it's not quite as simple as chowing down on anything you find in the produce aisle, because lots of it is covered in poison. ... More >>
In a society dominated by Starbucks, coffee gets all the media love. But what about that other hot beverage -- the one that cultures have been drinking for, oh, 3,000 years or so? The one that Buddhist monks swear by? The one they drink religiously on Downton Abbey? Tea ringing a bell? Despite what ... More >>
David Dodge wears shoes with coiled heels, considers refined wheat to be toxic, and hasn't taken medicine in more than 40 years. His choice of footwear relieves pain associated with lower body conditions. And if you look closely enough, you'll notice flour dusting the black Velcro on his feet.
When we first heard of Marler Clark, the "food safety law firm," we pictured a dozen ambulance chasers strategically posted outside of establishments that served spinach in large quantities throughout the day. After a few conversations with Bill Marler, however, we realized that our assumption could ... More >>
The winner of a cockroach and worm eating contest at the Ben Siegal Reptile Store in Deerfield Beach collapsed and died shortly after winning a $700 Ivory Ball Python Friday. Authorities say 32-year-old Edward Archbold began feeling sick and vomited after eating dozens of cockroaches and worms. Late ... More >>
Enemas are decidedly something no one should buy second-hand, yet customers at a Jacksonville CVS might have done just that unknowingly. Employees at the store caught a man who repeatedly returned used boxes of enemas. The probe, no pun intended, is now being led by the federal Food and Drug Adminis ... More >>
Until I found out about the Dirty Dozen and Clean 15 lists, shopping for produce seemed like a game of Let's Make a Deal. I loaded my cart with a mixture of organic and conventional produce, trying to stick to a reasonable food budget, but with no system or info to help me choose which organic foods ... More >>
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 is the Year of the Dragon, but it should be renamed the "Year of the Salmon--ella outbreak and consequent civil suits."Too long?Two lawsuits due to salmonella poisoning have been filed against Taco Bell this year. The second lawsuit, also filed by Marler Clark, ... More >>
We here at Short Order have been through just about every hangover remedy available to mankind -- honey, Advil, Alka-Seltzer, Gatorade, more booze, Red Bull, and some crazy drink that you're actually supposed to mix with alcohol. While they all work eventually, there's still that initial do ... More >>
Anti-obesity lobbyists and children activists have been trying for years to get food companies to stop marketing high sugar, high sodium, and overall unhealthy foods to children.Food companies, such as McDonald's, General Mills, and others, create advertising campaigns that include cartoon charac ... More >>
Michael Passoff, activist and one of 2009's "100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics."What is nanotechnology? Michael Passoff, a senior strategist with shareholder activist group As You Sow, recently wrote an article about nanotechnology and its use in food manufacturing. "Nanotech is alre ... More >>
BuzznBee.comFlorida beekeeper David RukinThe use of bee pollen as a nutritional supplement is far from new. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians were popping the tiny, mustard-colored granules well before pop culture breathed health food stores and smoothie shops to life. But what is it about bee pol ... More >>
Camille Lamb South Beach resident Nico Totaro flaunts his choice.The milk aisle these days is a lot more complicated than it was ten years ago. There was a time when 1 percent seemed exotic. Nowadays, they're squeezing milk out of rice, almonds, soy beans, and coconuts in plain, vanilla, choc ... More >>
via SeiBeiFollowing reports that the FDA will effectively ban the sale of alcoholic drinks with caffeine the makers of Four Loko have announced that they are removing all caffeine, taurine, and guarana from their drinks. So people across the country will still be able to buy 23.5 ounces of highly ... More >>
Can You Say, "Retirement Fund"?These days, Miami is a steaming pile of ultra-high unemployment, corruption, and bullsh*t promises to "change the system" or "get rid of politics as usual."Yet, amid this chaotic crap heap there are opportunities for turning a serious profit. But you've got to act q ... More >>
Photo by Pete Souza/White HouseFive months after the Deepwater Horizon spilled more than 5 million barrels of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans economy is still hurting. Three locals toques, Michelle Bernstein, Michael Schwartz, and Peter Vauthy, recently visited re-opened waters, spent ... More >>
image via aftouch-cuisine.comIf food is crime, then we're all guilty.Miami has carried the illustrious distinction of a town wide open for stealing, killing and dope dealing ever since the first pirates first sailed through, stopped for a beer, and never left.Those who stayed saw that there's mon ... More >>
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What... the...? Slot machines at MIA? Like that airport needs to be any more of a circus than it already is. [Herald]Miami-Dade commissioners have no problem with Carrie Meek representing Wackenhut and the county, even while the two are in a legal dispute. [Herald]Adam Tavss, the Miami Beach Police ... More >>
Sugar Queens keepin' it realIf you're one of the ten bazilion Americans currently spending your free time glued to this season of The Biggest Loser (I confess! I'm right there with you!) and planning to diet your way through 2009 along with Tara and Filipe (my personal faves), chances are ... More >>
The steroid scandal keeps injecting Palm Beach County.
Giuliani and Edwards Forfeit - The two finished in third place in Florida’s primary. Giuliani endorsed McCain. Edwards voiced his support for both Democratic candidates but didn’t endorse one or the other. The Democratic Debate: Too Polite? – Was the debate between Clinton and Obama too sof ... More >>
This past October, The New York Times purchased tuna sushi from 20 restaurants and markets in New York City and subjected the samples to laboratory tests. The startling results were reported yesterday: Mercury levels of tuna from Nobu Next Door, Sushi Seki, Sushi of Gari, Blue Ribbon Sushi, and Gour ... More >>
Take one of these and don't call us in the morning We at New Times neither advocate nor condone irresponsible behavior, but we do understand that a bottle (or two) of wine, a few candles, and a dark, storm-drenched sky can, how should we say, get you in the mood. And there are times when, try ... More >>
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The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) in Tallahasee has doubled the fine for any proven offense of food misrepresention in dining establishments (from $250 to $500, which still doesn’t seem like much punishment for deceiving the public -- and increasing profits considerably ... More >>
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