Thursday, May 26, 2011

Chef's Move to Schools Initiative and First Lady

Above: Chefs Move Event with Rachael Ray and Marcus Samuelsson. Rachael Ray is a Child Nutrition Advocate and participant in the Chefs Move to Schools Initiative.
As of today, 2,330 chefs and 688 schools have signed up to be a part of the Chef's Move to Schools initiative. See all of the participating chefs and schools across the country on this map and learn more by visiting

Above: Chefs Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids
First Lady Michelle Obama addresses hundreds of chefs from around the country during a “Let’s Move!” event on the South Lawn of the White House, June 4, 2010. The First Lady called on chefs to get involved by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition. June 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

Below: Winter Harvest 2010 at the White House

So you may be asking, what does any of this have to do with Drink Your Greens and Minerals, or Botanical Balance. Well, this strikes a cord in a topic I am quite passionate about: Nutrition, wellness, and our quality of life; Healing families, individuals, children and our nation. 

There really is no reason for Americans to be as challenged as we are in the area of our health. We have the means, research, and the technology to help provide a higher quality of life for ourselves. "Being well" never should have become an after thought. The well being of our children should never have been compromised, and certainly not on this pun intended.

Please allow me to continue speaking frankly, but it's crazy that in the 21st century children don't know how to cook from scratch. -Who removed home economics. The average American does not plant (or pot) 10 edible items in their garden, children die as young teenagers from obesity, others diagnosed with diabetes. -Enough already. America must relearn moderation, and practice portion management. My company website gives you a starting point with fantastic products that deliver great results. Please, make a priority to care for yourselves and your loved ones. Reach out to others as well. The rewards will be tremendous! Drink Your Greens and Minerals so you can be in shape for the amazing things life has waiting for you, just around the corner.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Elmo Talks About Childhood Obesity

The battle against Childhood Obesity is being fought on many fronts. The news clips below reveals the efforts of Elmo and a few heartfelt individuals.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Taking Vitamin D3 Prevents Falls

"To help prevent falls, the elderly should cut down on meds, alkalize their body with green foods and drinks, decrease acidic foods and drinks, and increase vitamin D3," states Dr. Robert O. Young, author of The pH Miracle For Diabetes.

By Katherine Harmon
January 13, 2011

How many late-life declines can be traced back to a fall? Whether or not it involves a fractured hip or just a general shake-up, even a minor spill can precipitate a rapid loss of function and independence or even death in seniors.

"Falls are one of the most common health problems experienced by older adults," Mary Tinetti, of the Yale School of Medicine's Program in Geriatrics, said in a prepared statement. The majority of falls in older adults (some 70 percent) occur when no one is looking, and about 60 percent of older adults with cognitive impairment suffer at least one fall each year, according to a new reportTinetti co-authored. These tumbles often lead to an extended hospital stay or an assisted living admission. "Given their frequency and consequences, falls are as serious a health problem for older persons as heart attacks for strokes," she said.

The report features a set of guidelines for preventing falls in the elderly, updating formal recommendations from the American and British geriatric societies for the first time in 10 years. The new recommendations were published online January 13 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

To reduce falls among community-dwelling older adults, Tinetti and her colleagues recommended:

  • Working with a doctor to reduce the number and dosage of medications, especially antidepressants (including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors), sedatives and antipsychotics;
  • Increasing vitamin D supplementation to 800 international units per day if a person is likely deficient or seems to be a risk for falls;
  • And careful physical activity, such as physical therapy or tai chi to improve balance, flexibility and mobility.

    These interventions and others (including assessing footwear, physical environment, visual acuity and circulatory health) can help reduce a senior's risk of falling, Tinetti and her colleagues found after reviewing nearly a decade's worth of literature on the subject. Older adults are often on a host of prescription medications to address physical and psychological ills, and despite their recommendation to reduce the number and dosage of medications, the research team acknowledged that in some cases, "discontinuation of a particular high-risk is not possible because of medical conditions."

    Rather than focusing on just one of the recommendations, as previous studies have suggested, the researchers assert that the guidelines should be considered en masse. "Because we looked at not only what recommendations were given, but also which [were] carried out, we're confident that multifactorial interventions is the best course of action," said Tinetti.

    Other recent research has suggested that avoiding alcohol and listening to music while exercising have helped to keep seniors standing.

    Reference: \Medicine\To Help Prevent Falls - Vit. D - 01.13.11.doc

    Saturday, May 07, 2011

    Happy Mother's Day!

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    Wednesday, May 04, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama Drops by a D.C. School

    First Lady Michelle Obama stops by Alice Deal Middle School in Washington, DC, to check out kids performing a dance popularized by Beyonce in her video for “Move Your Body,” which encourages kids to get up and get moving as part of the Let's Move! initiative.

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