Tricky “Healthy” Foods

Happy March! Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? I thought I’d spotlight a difficult area in making healthy choices: Tricky Healthy Foods. Have you ever noticed how sometimes things that are supposed to be ‘healthy’ end up being far...

The Importance of Reading Food Labels

Reading a food label can be tricky.  But it is the key step in deciding if the food is worth consuming.  Fresh fruits and vegetables are always good choices but when it comes to the cereal aisle, it can be a little intimidating.  First look at the serving size.  Does...

Rice Fields and a Culture of No Fiber

If you grew up anywhere in the Lowcountry, or for that matter, the state of South Carolina, rice is a part of your regular diet. Because the Lowcountry used to grow rice in fields throughout the Trident area, it is a part of our culture. Being part Asian and all...

The Power of One

The Power of One By Lisa Westerman Do you often find yourself feeling anxious and overwhelmed at the thought of starting a new exercise or health routine? Does the anxiety hold you back from taking any action? You are not alone! The hype around New Year’s resolutions,...

Ken Immer

Meet Ecstatic Living Activist Ken Immer, co-founder of enlightenMEN Charleston helping gay men live more healthily and happily. interview by Mahwish McIntosh   1. How do you define “being healthy”? Being healthy is more of a state of mind than a...

You Are What You Eat!

Have you heard that before? Well it’s true! What you put into your body is what fuels it. The more processed, sugary, salty foods we put into our mouths, the more fat storage and the higher our cholesterol will be among many other negative effects. But if we...