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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Healthy living

Farm to Skin Plant-Based Makeup

Farm to Skin Plant-Based Makeup

Health diagnosis leads Eustis woman to start skincare brand with natural, homegrown ingredients. Photos: Anthony Rao Patricia Walker began paying closer attention to what she was putting into and onto her body after being diagnosed with thyroid disease in 2004.…
Seeing double

Seeing double

In Lake County, a set of twin first responders are ready and raring to save the day, but can you tell them apart?   Photos: Nicole Hamel As kids, twin brothers Zach and Austin Sullivan frequently caused confusion since they looked so very…
It just makes scents

It just makes scents

Reunited couple finds happiness in home-based business and each other.  Photos: Anthony Rao Living frugally, clean and happy are the main goals for Ken and Alex O’Bright of Fruitland Park. They found that out serendipitously. In fact, that’s how most…
Healthy Inspiration: Taking on a spiritual role

Healthy Inspiration: Taking on a spiritual role

Yoga instructor Lakshmi Trambauer strives to create an atmosphere fit for her students’ mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.  Photos: Nicole Hamel Tracey Trambauer instantly fell in love with yoga when she took her first class in the late 1990s.…
Faces of epilepsy

Faces of epilepsy

Two brave women refuse to let their condition put a damper on life. Approximately 3.4 million people in the U.S. live with epilepsy, according to the Epilepsy Foundation.  Depending on what part of the brain seizures originate from, patients can experience…
Healthy Inspiration: He’s got the power

Healthy Inspiration: He’s got the power

Clermont man puts fun, flare and passion into shaping local warriors.  Photo: Nicole Hamel For as long as he can remember, Power Casrock’s life has revolved around health and fitness. As a child, he always stayed active and organized little…
Diagnosis of hope

Diagnosis of hope

Thyroid cancer is rising dramatically, particularly among women. Photo: Nicole Hamel Anxious. Afraid. Overwhelmed. Those emotions hit Mary Jo Zylowski like a ton of bricks as three dreadful words came out of her doctor’s mouth eight years ago. “You’ve got…
A hand up

A hand up

Coping with cancer can be tough, but you don’t have to face it alone. Bras for the Cause photos by Nicole Hamel Cancer not only indiscriminately attacks your body, but every other part of your life, which is where organizations…
Healthy Inspiration: From fat to fit

Healthy Inspiration: From fat to fit

Roly poly deputy rolled into new body, new life. Photo: Anthony Rao Looking at Shawn Lukens, one might consider him a good fitness role model. He eats healthy, he appears fit and trim and he is an avid cyclist. But…
Look for the butterfly

Look for the butterfly

Identifying GMOs, why should you stay away from them, and how to assure you’re eating clean. Eating healthy but still gaining weight? Your problem could be Genetically Modified Organisms  (GMOs). “In many cases now we’re seeing that when eating GMO…
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