Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tennessee Expo Aims at Making America Healthy Through Vegan Foods



On Sunday, September 17, 2017 the third annual Healthy Taste of Knoxville Health, Fitness and Nutrition Expo will take place from 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM at 3611 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919.
The media and the public are invited to this free community based event that draws attention to the health benefits of a plant based diet and offers motivation and information for practicing a more healthy lifestyle.
While there is scientific evidence both for and against the vegan lifestyle, the growing popularity of vegan plant-based foods has sparked a debate over health and what constitutes a proper diet. Can plant based foods be tasty and healthy too? Haagen-Dazs and Ben & Jerry's think so as the plant based ice cream market is projected to grow 10% annually until 2027. (www.livekindly.co/plant-based-ice-cream-growth)
"Wow, wow, wow I never imagined meatless meals could be so satisfying." -- Oprah Winfrey.
"Becoming a vegan gave me another opportunity to live a healthy life." -- Mike Tyson.
"Basing our diets on plant foods which contain fiber and other nutrients, can reduce our risk of cancer." -- The American Institute for Cancer Research
The event attracts thousands of people each year from across Tennessee and surrounding states. Nearly 100 restaurants and organizations will participate this year including, the American Red Cross, Atlantic Natural Foods, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Humane Society, Juice Bar, Kristina's Kitchen, Kroger Stores, Moe's Southwest Grill, Sanctuary Vegan Cafe, Save-A-Lot Grocers, Subway, The Vegetarian Express, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, YMCA, YWCA and many more. (see complete list at: healthytasteofknoxville.com)
This is a family friendly event with many vendors providing free samples of their vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free cuisine. Cardiologist Dr. James Marcum, MD author of "Medicines That Kill," and cancer survivor Dr. Ruby Lathon PhD (Featured in the movie "What the Health.") will be on hand to freely answer questions related to a plant based diet and the effect on the human body. Other medical professionals and lifestyle educators will also be present for free consultations.
There is no charge to the public or the vendors. Vendors interested in participating in this years expo can find the registration forms on line at: www.healthytasteofknoxville.com

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

A Dermatologist Explains Mysterious Skin Disease Greyscale on 'Game of Thrones'

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For a short time "Game of Thrones" was one of my guilty pleasures when actor Sean Bean of "Lord of the Rings" fame played the Season One lead role of Ned Stark. The show quickly became too dark and sexually explicit for my tastes, but I have continued to read reviews, articles and spoilers to keep up with the plot.

Recently I cane across an intriguing article about the deadly and mysterious skin condition greyscale, a disorder that is the terror of the citizens of Westeros and other locales. Spread by skin-to-skin contact with another person or an infected object, greyscale is a highly-infectious plague. The skin disease causes a grey, rock-like overgrowth of tissue that gets progressively worse and more deforming over time if not treated immediately by magic and alchemy. It is usually dealt with by quarantine or exile.

Jules Lipoff, MD, assistant professor of clinical dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, takes a look at the skin disease from "Game of Thrones" and offers his own diagnosis and treatment for greyscale. 

Read his report at:


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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Top 4 Benefits of Playing Video Games

Is Video Gaming Bad for You???

While many articles have been written in the past about the harmful effects of playing video games for 30 minutes or more each day, more and more studies are being done that point to the wellness benefits of regular gaming on the brain, eyesight, and surprisingly, mental health as it relates to happiness, self-awareness  and attention span.


Here are four positive results researchers have uncovered from studying video gaming

1.The brain has been shown to get bigger as a result of playing video games.
2. Gamers are actually happier and more self-aware than their non-gaming peers.
3. Gaming can improve eyesight according to some research.
4. Video games can help improve attention issues.

This does not negate the effects of violent games and games that objectify women. Certainly violent games and games that minimize women into bimbos have a negative effect on boys and men, but the other positive results point to the benefits of many games that are free from gratuitous violence and sexual connotations.

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Friday, August 4, 2017

RF Million-Dollar Achiever on Why NOW is the Time to Join Rodan + Fields




Would you listen to someone who has sold several million dollars worth of merchandise? What if she helped pioneer a new direct selling business model with no resources, no training, and very little organization?

A multi-million-dollar achiever with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists talks about why NOW is the time to join and partner with the doctors who created Proactiv on their new line of anti-aging skincare products. 


The hard work has been done, an excellent marketing system is in place now, your business arrives in a box, and all you really have to do today to succeed is talk! 


Rodan and Fields is the number one-selling skincare brand in the U.S. across all price points, yet only about 3% of the population has heard of RF! The skincare market is wide open.

Watch the 3-minute video. Then connect with me so I can answer all your questions! Time freedom and financial freedom could be heading your way in a blue box.



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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rodan + Fields is Las Vegas Bound!



RODAN + FIELDS LAS VEGAS! Rodan + Fields Dermatologists is Las Vegas bound for the upcoming 2017 convention!

What if you had the power to empower? What if you could change your life in just three days? That’s what R+F Convention 2017 is all about. Change. Empowerment. Achievement

Join us as we gather the brightest minds in the skincare industry—Dr. Katie Rodan, Dr. Kathy Fields and more— for the most action-packed, informational and sensational event of the year – R+F Convention on October 5-8, 2017.

The new product launches, innovative technology and dazzling Awards Gala will be the talk of the town, and you won't believe what we're debuting this year! 

If you live in the Las Vegas area and want more info on the great, clinical skincare products and business opportunity from the doctors who created Proactiv, watch this 1-minute video and then contact me for all the details!



What Happens in Vegas Won't Stay in Vegas!

What happens in Vegas will definitely not stay in Las Vegas! News from this Rodan + Fields convention will soon be heard around the world as we introduce innovative new anti-aging skincare products to the market! R+F Convention is happening in Las Vegas on October 5-8, 2017 and I will be happy to help you be a part of it!!!

Pssssttt! If you live in Nevada’s Mojave Desert, you might want to ask me about the best sunscreen for your skin type, too! 


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Friday, July 28, 2017

Actress Candace Cameron Bure's New Book on Style


ACTRESS, PRODUCER AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR CANDACE CAMERON BURE SHOWS WOMEN OF ALL AGES AND WALKS OF LIFE HOW TO ACHIEVE BEAUTIFUL STYLE AND CONFIDENT LIVING WITH NEW BOOK

“STAYING STYLISH – CULTIVATING A CONFIDENT LOOK,
STYLE AND ATTITUDE”

Lifestyle Title from “Fuller House” Actress Releases November 7, 2017 Through Zondervan

Actress, producer and New York Times bestselling author Candace Cameron Bure will release her new lifestyle book, “Staying Stylish: Cultivating a Confident Look, Style, and Attitude” (Zondervan) that teaches women of all ages how they too can live fully and beautifully despite the pressures of everyday life. The hardcover and e-book editions will be available via web and in stores nationwide on November 7, 2017 and are available now for pre-order

Read all about it at





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Sunday, July 9, 2017

The Truth About Turmeric and Curcumin

Front row of my spice cabinet: turmeric and curry powder



Spending my early childhood in India, I developed a taste for spices like curry powder and turmeric (one of the main ingredients in curry powder). After three years in New Delhi, my family returned stateside with a taste for curry. So when I started reading about the amazing health benefits of turmeric and its main chemical constituent, curcumin a few years ago, I was intrigued.

Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia. There turmeric and curcumin have long been used in 
traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine and Siddha practices as attempted treatment for various diseases and internal disorders, including indigestion, throat infections, common colds, liver ailments. It is also used topically, to cleanse wounds or treat skin sores. It is worth noting the average lifespan in India during the time of native Ayurvedic medicine was abysmally short.


However, the big money-making movement for "all natural" foods, medicines and products has quickly embraced older ethnic practices of using herbs and oils to treat everything from warts to cancer. Indeed, my own mother was an early subscriber to "Prevention" magazine where she learned about home remedies to treat lesions on the leg and succumbed to melanoma cancer as a result.

Today turmeric and curcumin have been put forth and hailed as treatments for everything from inflammation to high blood pressure, from arthritis to Alzheimers. Herbs, vegetables and fruits provide necessary nutrients and have other benefits for the body, but there is little high-quality clinical evidence for use of turmeric or curcumin, as treatment for the wide array of ailments they are said to impact.


According to one curcumin study curcuminoids have been the subject of over 120 clinical trials of against several diseases, but "No double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial of curcumin has been successful." That study found curcumin to be "an unstable, reactive, nonbioavailable compound and, therefore, a highly improbable lead." 

Another turmeric study looked at research on the spice for a variety of health conditions and found that, "Claims that curcuminoids found in turmeric help to reduce inflammation aren’t supported by strong studies."


Even studies where researches believe the turmeric has potential benefits are forced to acknowledge that while turmeric and curcumin, have been studied in numerous clinical trials for various human diseases and conditions, the conclusions have either been uncertain or negative. That points to the lack of systematic review conducted to evaluate the strength of the research.



An interesting study of turmeric's effects on skin indicates the spice "has been shown to exhibit anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-neoplastic properties," but sums up by saying it "may provide therapeutic benefits for skin health" and that further studies are essential. 


In conclusion, the many alleged reports of the numerous health benefits of turmeric and curcumin are mostly anecdotal at best. The majority of reported clinical trials and research studies are inconclusive. There is no clinical evidence that turmeric or its chemical component curcumin have any medicinal properties and no proof turmeric supplements have any benefits.


I still plan to cook with turmeric. I enjoy the flavor and would not be surprised if turmeric, like other vegetable, fruits, herbs and spices, might add a modicum of healthy benefit to my diet. However, I won't be wasting my money on turmeric supplements with no clinical evidence and no proven benefits. The powerful all-natural spin machine can get rich on someone else's dime.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Eating Healthy at Murfreesboro Farmers Market

Saturday Market on Main Street in Murfreesboro


July 8 brought the weekly Saturday Farmers Market on the Square to Murfreesboro, TN. Vendors lined the sidewalks on Main Street and around the square with fresh vegetables, meat products, organic soaps, honey and bee pollen, beautiful cut flowers and other delectable and healthy goodies.

Prices for fresh produce compared favorably to grocery stores, often less, and there is something more sensory and satisfying about picking out your veggies from colorful arrays outside in the sunshine. It's nice to support local farmers, too.
A local vendor at the Farmers Market sells sunflowers and produce

There were many varieties of healthy fruits and vegetables on hand including zucchini, tomatoes, corn, broccoli, potatoes, peppers, peaches, onions, cucumbers, lettuce, cabbage and mother produce from local farms. When you buy healthy food, healthy eating just seems to follow naturally.
Colorful tomatoes at the Saturday Farmers Market

Walking from booth to booth around the town square is also a good way to get out, get moving and get some light exercise, and if you end up walking back to the car with a big head of cabbage in your bag, you will get a little weight training to boot!.

The Farmers Market on the Square takes place in Murfreesboro at the historic Town Square every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. until noon and is well worth a visit.

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