Healthy Happenings

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September 10

Delicious Destintions

Southern inspired farm to fork fare is on the menu at this wonderful dining event to benefit St. Vincent’s Community Health Outreach Programs

Where: Ponte Vedra Inn & Club

When: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Info: jaxhealth.com

September  17

First Coast Heart Walk

A Look at Prostate Health with Dr. Ali Kasraeian

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As told to Nan Kavanaugh, Illustration by Roosevelt Watson III

The prostate is one of the organs that we are familiar with, but may not know much about how it serves the body. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and we asked Dr. Ali Kasraeian of Kasraeian Urology to share with us some information about the prostate and how to keep it healthy.

1. What is the prostate and how does it serve the body?

Farm to Family Food Truck - Delivering fresh food to those most in need

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Written and Photographed by Allie Olsen

The Farm to Family food truck is a tale of resourceful ingenuity, pie-in-the-sky ideals and the American Dream.

It’s also a tale of overcoming economic mountains to provide for families in need. Farm to Family is changing the way the First Coast views food, and is giving the term “food truck” a whole new meaning.

 

The Food Truck

End of Summer Cookout - Hamburger Can be delicious and nutritious

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Calorie Counts is a new section focused on providing information about the foods we eat, to act as a guide for healthier diet choices.

Butter Toasted Bun

Loose the bread:

A butter toasted bun is 220 calories and packed with carbs.

Healthier choice:

Sandwich your burger between two pieces of iceberg lettuce. It adds a great crunch and is virtually calorie free.

Extra Meat

Don’t Pile on the Meat:

Eastern Medicine for Man’s Best Friend - A look at acupuncture for pets

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By Caren Burmeister, Photography by Craig O’Neal

Pets plagued with allergies, arthritis and hot spots often don’t respond well to conventional veterinarian medicine. But holistic medicine, well, that just might be the cat’s meow.

Acupuncture, laser therapy, chiropractic, massage and nutritional care can be very successful for chronic, degenerative diseases and overall wellness, say Jenna Castner Hauck, who practices holistic therapies at her Jacksonville Beach clinic, Veterinary Acupuncture and Wellness.

Don’t Work Yourself to Death - How to deal with workplace stress

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By Caren Burmeister

Sometimes people have to hit rock bottom before they turn their lives around. Jacksonville Cardiologist Dr. Jonathan Constantin sees this frequently when it comes to high blood pressure.

One patient, a morbidly obese alcoholic in his fifties who often skipped his medications, had been in and out of the hospital four or five times due to heart failure.

“He was his own worst enemy,” says Constantin of the First Coast Cardiovascular Institute.

Soccer - For family fun and fitness

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By Bob Fernee, Photography by Bob Mack

The world’s most popular sport has exploded in popularity in the United States throughout the past few decades. There was a time when soccer was rarely seen on television. Now, it’s shown all the time. Locally, Jacksonville Armada FC, a professional team in the North American Soccer League (NASL), and many recreational clubs serve kids and adults all over the First Coast.

Little Talbot & Big Talbot Island - Adventure away from civilization

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Written and Photographed by Maggie FitzRoy

The dunes framing the beach at Little Talbot Island State Park are as natural and undisturbed as they were in the days of the Timucuan Indians.

As I walk along a boardwalk toward the beach, I am alone amid a vast expanse of shrubs, wild flowers and sea oats. Stepping out onto the beach, I see only sand, ocean and sky. The hazy far-off silhouettes of US Navy ships to the south at Naval Station Mayport are the only signs of civilization.

Build a Better You - A look at Roc Fitness Training

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By Bob Fernee, Photography by Bob Mack

Ever since its invention, Americans have loved the automobile. Unfortunately, that love has undone us. We began driving more and walking less resulting in a number of health ailments brought on by a decline in fitness.

Personal trainer, Maynard Taylor, has a favorite exercise that he pushes to all his clients. The one we left behind: walking.

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