Vitamins and Supplements

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Make Blackbrick's Twice-Cooked Kale (Recipe)

    Kale is the ultimate superfood. Leafy greens are everything when it comes to optimal health, and kale reigns supreme with its lengthy roster of assets: vitamins A and K, potassium, antioxidants, lutein, copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus... The list goes on. And yet some folks still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Five Reasons to Drink Tea from Michael Ortiz of Miami's JoJo Teas

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Best Italian Cheeses at SoBeWFF

    Italian cuisine represents the ultimate comfort. You'd have to be crazy to say a heaping bowl of pasta doesn't soothe your soul. While Italians are known for living in the moment, when it comes to food they can be rather serious. The perfect example: their cheese. As part of the Bank of America Life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    New York, Listen Up: Top Five "Healthy" Sodas, From Cola to Lychee

    In light of the New York ban and ensuing bruhaha, we must admit: there is no such thing as a completely healthy soda. But there are much healthier alternatives than those BPA-laden cans full of phosphate fizzies pumped full of high fructose corn syrup and caramel coloring.The ingredients in regular ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Sunny LaValle: Eat to Beat the Flu

    Like an impending tornado, the flu is circling, looming and ready to strike. The CDC estimates that 128 million doses of the flu vaccine have already been administered as of this month, which is a whopping 95 percent of the total manufacturers planned to produce all year. Boston even declared a publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Swedish Study Says Chocolate Prevents Strokes In Men

    We love chocolate and for years, researchers have been finding ways for chocolate to love us back. In the past, we've found out that chocolate (the darker the better) is actually filled with antioxidants, has anti-clotting properties (much like aspirin), and can lower blood pressure. Not to mention ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    Six Superfoods Aid Sex Drive, Depression, Cancer, Herpes and More

    "Superfood."The term has become as ubiquitous as it is vague. Products from chocolate bars to convenience drinks claim to contain them, but what are they and what separates them from regular foods? Can they make you fly or see through walls? Can they make you faster or smarter or live forever? And i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Beyoncé: Just Pregnant or Illuminatic Conception? Take Our Poll

    While a nude alumnus of North Miami Beach High was busy chewing a homeless man's face off, Beyoncé was making headlines of her own some 1,200-miles from the gruesome scene now known as Miami's zombie apocalypse. Of course, Mrs. Jay-Z wasn't high on bath salts and going all cannibal. Instead, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Seven Super Cheap, Healthy Vegan Foods

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Veganism Safe for Kids, Says Lisa Dorfman, Director of University of Miami's Nutrition Program

    Last week, I reviewed Vegan Is Love, a children's book that explains the reasons behind the choice to go vegan. It contains a page dedicated to the health aspect of the lifestyle, but most of the book is devoted to outlining the ethics of veganism -- how animals are treated on the dairy farm, at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Brian J. Weiss, South Florida Scammer, Killed In NYC As Police Investigate Mob Ties

    Last Thursday, a 31-year-old named Brian J. Weiss was holding a meeting in a Hilton hotel near Kennedy International Airport when a man pulled out a .380 Baretta and shot him five times in the head. That man, Gary Zalevsky, then killed himself as four others in the room dove for cover. The brut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    Babies Don't Want Vegan Mommies? What a Load of Baloney

    This past weekend, the LA Times published an editorial suggesting pregnant women who adhere to a vegan diet and subsequently raise vegan children are irresponsible. The writer, Alexandra Le Tellier, was responding to the release of Vegan Is Love, a new children's book that explains and advocates a v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Author Josh Schonwald Shares the Future of Food in The Taste of Tomorrow

    Former Miami New Times writer Josh Schonwald isn't a psychic or a pundit, but if he had to predict the future of food (and give us a hot tip for investing all our savings), he would do it in one word: purslane.Purslane, once the bane of farmers who considered it a weed, is now finding favor as a foo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Tax-Time Jitters? Try Omelets, Asparagus, and Kefir Milk

    Tax day is scheduled for next Tuesday, April 17. The IRS is giving us two extra days to file returns. This also means two extra days to worry about audits, refunds, proper documentation, math errors, and identity theft problems. Believe it or not, there are ways to muffle tax-time anxiety. Dr. Mehm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Super Bowl Hangover? The Ten Best Remedies

    Feel like crap? Try one of these.​The Super Bowl was amazing. The Giants won, Madonna pouted, and you partied...and partied...and partied.Now it's Monday morning and you're feeling like something fished out of a drain. You overindulged and now you're paying the price.  You could call in sick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Spirulina: What the Hell Is It?

    WikiSpirulina tablets​If you go into any juice bar worth its wheatgrass, you're bound to find spirulina on the list of available "power-ups" you can choose to boost the nutritional value of your smoothie.It sounds so weird that it must be good for you. But what exactly is this superfood, and where ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    ArtOfficial's AO Logics Talks Jam Sessions, Real Fiascos, and Vitamins & Minerals

    ArtOfficial's AO Logics. ​Open up and say "Ahh!" We know you've got a fever, but the cure isn't more cowbell. Local crew ArtOfficial knows how to get you right and it comes over the counter. All you need is your Vitamins & Minerals, the latest dose of sumptuous jazz fused with hard-nosed hip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Lifefood Gourmet's Chef John Schott Talks Vortex Water and Raw Veg Delights

    ​Lifefood Gourmet, located on the narrow streets of Coral Gables, is a place to learn about all that is raw eating and to be taught about everything from vortex water to tea infusions. The menu, while on the pricey side, offers a complete raw vegan dining experience. The shop is small but has high ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    Vegan Bodybuilder Danny David Sprouts Muscles Naturally, Part 1

    Jeff SkeirikDanny David is a raw vegan strength trainer, fitness model, and soon-to-be author.​"Get big. Get big. Get big!"​Here in Miami, this is the mantra that rings in many young men's ears as they wrap their throats around piles of red meat, chicken, tuna, and chalky shake mixes with names ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Get Laid Faster Than Booze With These Four Weird Drinks

    ​If Bacardi 151 is the most outrageous thing you've ever drunk, you have a lot to learn about drinking.Alcohol is so passe. Take these new age libations to a vegan potluck, and we guarantee you'll get laid just as easily as you would if Captain Morgan were facilitating.Bonus: you'll remember the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Miami's Harper's List of Weird Numbers: From Andalus to McNuggets

    Photo by Jacob Katel13 is Philippe Ruiz' number​30 Average number of minutes that Americans spend cooking -- least in the world, according to a report issued last month by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.74 Average number of minutes that Turks spend cooking -- most in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Primal Play on South Beach: Aaron Rentfrew Works Out Like a Caveman

    Aaron RentfrewThe Primal Blueprint says go out and play​Miami has lots of decadent gyms. South Beach's David Barton, for example, has valet parking, steam rooms, a pool, somewhere around 18 classes a day, and an interior that looks more like a nightclub than a sweat factory.The city also has parad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    The ANDI Scale: Thrive vs. Burger King

    via ThriveTreats at Thrive.​A friend and I recently lunched at Thrive (1239 Alton Rd., Miami Beach). We split two entrées and a fresh juice. Our bill came to about $32. For $16, we each had half a portobello mushroom "pizza" topped with cashew nut cheese, a half portion of sweet potato and black ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2011

    David Rukin: Bee Pollen Can Make You Bill Gates or LeBron James

    BuzznBee.comFlorida beekeeper David Rukin​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    New Study Shows Maple Syrup High In Antioxidants

    Dr. Navindra Seeram​At a recent annual meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientists announced findings that suggested maple syrup contains as many as 54 antioxidants. Lead researcher Dr. Navindra Seeram, from the University of Rhode Island, has been studying the relationship between plants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Ciao Bella's New Novelties Debut in Time for Summer

    via Ciao Bella​Ciao Bella, "America's Gelato," recently introduced Belgian chocolate s'mores and blueberry passion sorbet bars. The novelties retail for $4.99 to $5.99 a box.The Belgian chocolate s'mores have a staple graham cracker outside, which, as one might imagine with a frozen product, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Vegan Alert: Get Nutritional Yeast at SoBe's Apple A Day

    Camille LambNutritional yeast packs the B-12 most vegans lack​I hate saying the words "nutritional yeast" out loud. It sounds like the most unappetizing product ever cultured. And truthfully, it can be. Try putting a straight spoonful of the powder in your mouth. If you don't suffocate on accident ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Victor Diaz is No Austin Powers

    ​Victor Diaz's Modjo, doesn't guarantee you'll get the girl -- but he does hope it will help you live longer and look younger. So technically at least, you are upping your chances. Along with his wife Patricia, the Chicago native is taking on the beverage industry giants with a new line of thirst ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Top 10 Football Gambling Foods

    ​Gambling is one of the greatest highlights of football season. Got a dozen bets running every Sunday? Risk your car payment on whether a college quarterback would run or throw his first TD? Trying to decide between the line and the over? Log in to your bookie through your smartphone? Here's how t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Foods to Fight Stress

    Web MD​Vacations have come to an end. The kids are back to school. The lazy, hazy days of summer are over. You're ready for mother's little helper. But don't succumb to temptation. Nor should you gobble down nutrition-less bowls of rubbery mac and cheese or your fave guilty pleasure from the drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Food for Sex: Top 10 Foods to Help Get It On

    Ever been on a first date, thrown a suggestive look to the person across the table, and sensuously ordered a dozen or so raw oysters? If so, you are a douche bag. But you're also aware of the critical connection between food and fornication. So if you have any desire to take the skin boat to tuna to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Cucumbers for Cocktails, Hangovers, Shoe Polish, and Other Stuff

    Gourmet magazine 1952​During the summer, cucumbers are abundant wherever you look. Florida produces more cukes than any other part of the country. After stopping by a local farmers' markets and picking up a big bag, we found a few interesting ways to use these green, watery delights.1. Sluggish af ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Recession Era Chow: Ultimate Vegetarian Chili

    I'll put up my vegetarian chili against any meat-based recipe  -- this one is insanely flavor- and color-full, and it's so spicy it'll make you weep. It's ideal post-Thanksgiving eats, since it's cheap, criminally healthy from all the folic acid, B vitamins and lycopene, and loaded with fiber if yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Twinkies and Milk

    Until I saw Milk yesterday, the biopic starring Sean Penn as gay activist and San Francisco city supervisor Harvey Milk, I'd forgotten all about the Twinkie Defense. Fellow supervisor Dan White shot and killed Milk and Mayor George Moscone in their offices at San Francisco City Hall in 1978 and got ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Herald Health Tips

    This past week the Miami Herald’s “Diet and Nutrition” page featured a “Nutrition Quiz” that touted the benefits of niacin. These include raising “good” HDL cholesterol by as much as 35% -- “plus, it purportedly helps your skin and hair”. What specific foods does this quiz -- which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008
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    July 22, 2008
  • Calendar

    December 15, 2005
  • News

    May 20, 2004

    What Haiti Teaches

    Starving children don't respond to military firepower

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Pop Remission

    Eric Alexandrakis's music is in good health

  • Shops and Wares

    May 17, 2001

    Best Juice Bar

    The Caribbean Juice Bar

  • Shops and Wares

    May 11, 2000

    Best Bait Shop

    Kendall Bait and Tackle Inc.

  • Finest Foods

    May 11, 2000

    Best Health Food Store

    Whole Foods Market

  • Finest Foods

    May 11, 2000

    Best Veggie Burger

    Gourmet Carrot

  • News

    November 23, 1995
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