Category: Work & Life

What Happens When You Get Too Much Dietary Phosphorus?

Phosphorus is an essential mineral necessary for bone formation and repair as well as teeth formation.  It also serves to promote normal muscle and nerve function, regulate heartbeat, support growth and repair of cells and tissues, store and… Read More

Economic Impact of the Florida Horse Industry

Galloping Horses

Marion County is notably the Horse Capital of The World, and even as a state, Florida is ranked among the highest in terms of equine numbers. Check out the economic impact of the equine industry in Florida. This… Read More

Do You Have an Emergency Supply of Drinking Water?

Blue Water bottles are part of a hurricane preparedness emergency kit.

An adequate supply of clean drinking water is an absolute priority during any emergency.  A normally active person needs at least one gallon of drinking water daily.  That would include about two quarts for drinking and the remainder… Read More

Hurricane Season: Are You Prepared with Enough Food and Drinking Water?

We have experienced firsthand the severity of hurricanes and how they can interrupt access to food, drinking water and electricity for days, if not longer.  Now is the time to make sure you have a plentiful supply of… Read More

What’s The Link between Proteins and Amino Acids?

Proteins, along with carbohydrates and fats, are the three nutrients that provide calories or energy, in addition to performing other functions in the body.  The main purpose of proteins is to build, repair, and maintain all body tissues… Read More

Food Safety Mistakes Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Food Safety

Food Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility. Consumers need to be mindful of the importance of handling food properly to reduce risk of foodborne illness.  Practicing the four basic steps to food safety  – clean, separate, cook, and chill – is… Read More

Candy That’s Good For You

Blackberries in Hand

Berries are like nature’s candy: sweet and delicious.  However, unlike regular candy, they are a powerhouse of nutrients for good health.  Berries are low in calories and contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and water with no fat, cholesterol,… Read More