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Memo to EPA- Who's Protecting our Kids (And Yours Too)? - By Deirdre Imus, October 17, 2018 - As someone who has advocated for the health of children and our planet for more than two decades, I was disheartened to learn earlier this month that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) put Dr. Ruth Etzel, a pediatric epidemiologist and director of its Office of Children’s Health Protection, on “administrative leave.” This comes just a few months after the EPA decided to dissolve a program dedicated specifically to studying the effects of pollution and chemicals on children’s health. It is a one-two punch to the gut.

Exclusive Interview: Deirdre Imus Is on a Mission to Save Our Kids and Remove Toxins - Alpha Rising spent time with Deirdre Imus and got an exclusive tour of the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center at Hackensack University Medical Center in NJ. Bottom Line: The more we remove poisonous toxins, the more we save our kids' lives. 

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center - Hackensack Meridian Health Honored as an Environmental Conservation Champion of Good Works by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

 

Deirdre's Book Pick Of The Week

Methylation Diet and Lifestyle by Dr. Kara Fitzgerald & Romilly Hodges, MS, CNS - The “dance of methylation” extends far beyond supplementing with B12 and methylated folate. Indeed, long term outcome studies using this approach are lacking, and research suggests caution is advised with regard to imbalanced hypermethylation. However, much can be done to safely support methylation balance.

Deirdre's Dish Picks

 

Spicy Bean and Tomato Stew - Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - Kids and cowboys love this served over rice with some crusty bread to sop up the sauce. The black beans, like all legumes, are high in protein as well as fiber, B vitamins, iron, zinc, and complex carbohydrates.

If you have a fond memory from your childhood about some of the dishes we post please click here to contact us, we would love to hear your story.

 

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The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® is devoted to the health and well-being of children, their parents and the general public. Donations to the Environmental Health Center will support research on children's environmental health.

 

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With the closing of The Imus Ranch For Kids with Cancer, The Imus Ranch Foundation was formed to donate 100% of all donations previously devoted to The Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer to various other charities whose work and missions compliment those of the ranch. The initial donation from The Imus Ranch Foundation was awarded to Tackle Kids Cancer, a program of The HackensackUMC Foundation and the New York Giants.  In addition, once the Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer is sold, 100% of those funds will be contributed to The Imus Ranch Foundation.

 

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Walter Isaacson's Book "American Sketches," About Great Thinkers, Does Not Include Sid Rosenberg

New Orleans native Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, where he sits in a room and thinks about stuff all day. Formerly the editor of TIME Magazine, Isaacson is also an author whose current book is American Sketches: Great Leaders, Creative Thinkers, and Heroes of a Hurricane.

The hurricane he mentions is Katrina, which ravaged his hometown more than four years ago. "We've got a whole lot of entrepreneurs, young people who came down and started charter schools," he said. "We've got a new mayor's race, which is good, because I think we could use a new mayor."

Isaacson is also grateful to the New Orleans Saints, whose undefeated season has only helped the city. "It's nice to know the good lord is a Saints fan!" he added.

For American Sketches, Isaacson looked back at the people he'd written about, and asked himself this question: what makes somebody a great leader?

"There are a lot of smart people in the world, half the time they don't amount to much," he said. "What makes somebody special is when they can think out of the box, be creative, and balance that ability to hold true to their principles, and yet also try to find common ground, when necessary, with other people."

He called Benjamin Franklin his "patron saint" of that ability, and said he feels bad for President Obama, whose goals to reform health care have unraveled. But that's not all.

"I feel sorry for him on Afghanistan, because there's no right answer there," said Isaacson. Imus supposed the right answer would be to get the hell out of Afghanistan, and Isaacson took about 15 seconds to come around to this thinking as well.

In today's New York Times, Maureen Dowd's point, as Imus saw it, was that at least when President Bill Clinton stuck it to you, he made you feel good, unlike Obama.

"I think it does take Obama to make Maureen nostalgic for Bill Clinton," said Isaacson.

He thinks people are being too hard on the President. "This is a pretty terrible time we're in," he said. "We were about to fall off a financial cliff a year ago, and at least we've been saved from that."

In American Sketches Isaacson writes about a conversation he had with Woody Allen after the discovery of Allen's relationship with his then-stepdaughter, now wife, Soon-Yi.

"He's telling me all of these things, and he touches me on the knee and says, 'I hope you don't mind I'm telling you all these things,'" Isaacson recalled. "I'm thinking, this is what I do for a living!"

The lesson there, he said, is that people love to talk. And don't we know it.

-Julie Kanfer



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