It's no secret -- Hispanic culture centers around good food. No matter what their country of origin, traditional dishes are a source of pride and familiarity for most Hispanics. But they carry certain health risks.The prevalence of diabetes among Hispanics is high, so high that it borders on an epid ... More >>
In this week's New Times, we investigate the death of Keskea Hernandez, an inmate at Miami's Federal Detention Center (FDC). She died January 9 while cuffed to a hospital bed after prison officials, prosecutors, and a federal judge all brushed aside her pleas for help.But Hernandez is far from the f ... More >>
Wheat gluten has been dogged on so much over the past few years, you would think it was a serial killer rather than a cereal protein. But jokes aside, there's a reason that the weirdly named food component has become such a nutritional pariah. Incidence of celiac disease, an illness that causes an a ... More >>
Former WTVJ anchor Joel Connable has passed away at the age of 39. Connable co-anchored WTVJ nightly newscasts for a brief time in 2008 and 2009, and had married his longtime girlfriend Angela Shlyakhov, a Miami paralegal, just two weeks ago. Connable suffered from diabetes throughout his life and d ... More >>
For about a century, soda companies have been telling us that their products are the best way to do everything from quench your thirst to celebrate the holidays. Coca-Cola, especially, has set the tone by equating its product to happiness ("Have a Coke and a smile"); world peace ("I'd like to teach ... More >>
If you're a celiac, a vegan, a vegetarian, a nutritarian, lactose intolerant, oat intolerant, or if you do your damnedest to keep kosher, you may have had more than one opportunity to moan about how there's nothing delicious for you to eat in this world. For me, a plant-based vegan, the feeling has ... More >>
I feel for people who have a genuine desire to improve their diets and get healthy - really healthy, not like Jenny Craig or Slim Fast healthy - but who have no clue where to start. There's a lot to learn, and for the many who have graduated from the USDA's school of misguided food recommendations, ... More >>
According to a new report, 58.6 percent of Florida adults could be obese by 2030. Not just packing a few extra pounds, not just overweight, but obese with a big, round, voluptuous capital "O." According to the Trust for America's Health annual "F as in Fat" report, if obesity trends continue on thei ... More >>
Read "Miami Craft Beer Seller's List" Gluten intolerance manifests itself in a variety of diseases, including celiac disease. It prohibits sufferers from enjoying the finest food and drink. Luckily, beer doesn't have to be on this list. Whether gluten intolerance is becoming more prevalent or everyo ... More >>
Let's be honest. The first instinct most people have when a Republican politician's seminude photos emerge online is that a sex scandal is about to unfold. Probably a gay sex scandal. So when pics of state Rep. Peter Nehr leaked online in, of all places, the political blog of the Tampa Bay Times, we ... More >>
This Fourth of July, many Americans will be going out to pick up the hot dogs, hamburgers, and chicken carcasses they like to throw over the fire pit while the fireworks screech overhead. The head of the household will man the grill, bragging about his or her ability to rotate the meat at precisely ... More >>
When adopting an organic plant-based diet, people fear the expense. But nutrient-rich, disease-preventing, obesity-fighting plant foods will save you money on medical bills in the long run (and make you feel better right away).Certainly, organic produce is more expensive than the standard type becau ... More >>
Miami just might be the most image-conscious, beauty-obsessed place on Earth. So it's no surprise that our sexy, superficial city is the American epicenter of a new controversial diet craze.It's called ketogenic enteral nutrition, or the K-E diet for short. Translation: a doctor threads a feeding tu ... More >>
In a shameless act of pure greed, the City of Miami Beach has formed a beverage sponsorship agreement with the Coca-Cola Company.This does not mean that when exiting the MacArthur Causeway onto Fifth Street that you will drive past a sign that reads Welcome to Coca-Cola Miami Beach. It does mean ... More >>
The undisputed queen of southern cooking, Paula Deen, is entangled in one big, 'ole legal mess. Deen, her empire, and her brother, are all being sued for sexual harassment amid charges of sexism and racism.This comes not long after the controversy surrounding her recent "coming out" as diabetic a ... More >>
Well, well, well. Who woulda thought that the notoriously Southern Paula Deen was actually a Cuban-American in disguise? Oh, no wait -- she isn't. It just seems that way, since like many of our abuelitas, she has been suffering from diabetes while pushing sugar-laden goodies down our eager throat ... More >>
Dr. Paul Perito has responded to our story which detailed another lawsuit stemming from allegedly destroying a patient's penis, the second time he's been hit with such a suit. We also chronicled past criminal charges against the urologist in which he was accused of selling counterfeit pills out o ... More >>
If you like lots of dining options, Miami is your kinda place. Whether you crave International deliciousness or vegan, low-fat or sugar-free fare, it's all right here. Or so it would seem. Because there's one option noticeably missing from this metro melting pot: gluten-free.Even so, there ... More >>
Drug addiction? Check. Liver transplant? Oh yeah. Hepatitis C? Big deal. At 64 years old, Gregg Allman's been through a lot of shit. But for the Nashville-born, Georgia-based Southern rocker, slowing down is not an option. Last January, Allman released his first solo album in 14 years, Low Count ... More >>
Every vegan has heard the oh-so-clever jeers about his or her Thanksgiving prospects."What are you gonna eat? Tofurky?" some guy inevitably interjects as he shoves a couple more pieces of Stove Top into the hollow of his dead bird.Some of these tofu-phobes may not even realize that Tofurky is mor ... More >>
Eating too much bad food kills us off early. According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the annual obesity-related death count in the United States is around 325,000. That means you're nearly eight times more likely to die at the hand of a doughnut than in a car acci ... More >>
Today is the third day of my juice fast and the first day I don't want to kill myself. About a month ago I wrote about the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, a film that terrorized me as much as it motivated me.This is becoming huge. The documentary's Facebook page has 39,832 "Likes" as of t ... More >>
Camille LambGerman transplant Rima Gerhard clings to her latte.Guilt-ridden java guzzlers, take heart: a recent study in Sweden showed the risk of certain types of breast cancer was significantly reduced in post-menopausal women whose daily coffee intake was higher than five cups a day. Other stu ... More >>
Miami has an image of hedonism, but the city rarely makes any list concerning alcohol. In fact, The Daily Beast now tells us we're one of America's soberest cities. Sure, we're only 23, but how did we even end up on the list in the first place?
Robert BornsteinWe can't quite remember how we heard of horticultural therapy but we'll admit we had no freaking idea what it was. Did these people talk to plants about their issues?Horticultural Therapist: "So plant, how are you feeling today?"Plant: "Well, doc, this lack-of-rain thing is really ... More >>
Domingo VilaltaIn today's roundup, a missing boater's body is found washed ashore, an arrest is made in the accidental shooting death of a 4-year old, and dozens of veterans weren't notified they might have been exposed to hepatitis and HIV.
If you're one of the 1-in-130 people who suffer from Celiac disease, or know someone who does, this is a positive development: The newly launched Bready Home Baking System produces tasty breads and cakes for those who cannot tolerate wheat, barley, rye or oats in their diet. Bready breads contain ... More >>
A Coral Gables man loses his penis and fights back in court.
Paul Perito's penis implant, via the doctor's website.Medical malpractice litigation tends to put a price on human body parts. Got your spleen punctured during a messy surgery? Here's a few thousand for your pain and suffering. Lost a big toe? That's six-figure territory. A recklessly amputated a ... More >>
She's afraid it won't smell like roses to her boyfriend.
via dipalbhadge's flickrSupermodel Izabel Goulart sends heart beats racing upwards, and jaws down to the floor, but all she really wants to do is keep blood sugar levels stable. The Victoria Secret Angel was announced today as the International Ambassador for the Diabetes Research Institute Fo ... More >>
Farm SanctuaryNational Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus earlier this week recommended that D'Artagnan Inc. discontinue certain advertising claims regarding its' Artisan foie gras -- specifically that "the liver is not diseased, simply enlarged", and that the anima ... More >>
Exactly what do chickens and cows eat before we eat them?
Since 2000, dozens have died in county jails. Poor medical care has contributed to the problem.
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