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Let's Protect Our Kids and Our Planet: My life’s work, and that of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, has been devoted to identifying and reducing toxic environmental exposures to protect and improve children’s health. And yet, a report released just last year from the World Health Organization (WHO) implicated unhealthy and polluted environments as causing a quarter of all deaths in children under five years old.  

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

 

Easy Memorial Day Potato Salad: Recipe and photo courtesy of Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntryx Staff - This coming long weekend will also be the official start of the summer 2018 picnic season. Our Biosyntrx staff agreed that this is their favorite 'go to'  potato salad recipe since it’s easy, safe, and the flavors compliment other picnic foods without overpowering.

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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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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Deirdre Imus and Lis Wiehl Discuss Witches, Breasts, and Orgasms. No, Really, They Do.

Imus kicked off this week’s edition of Blonde on Blonde with Deirdre Imus and Lis Wiehl by playing a campaign advertisement recently released by Christine O’Donnell, the Republican running for the Senate in Delaware.

“I’m not a witch,” O’Donnell says in the ad. “I’m nothing you’ve heard. I’m you.”

Though the ad seems to have been produced purely for comedic value, Lis, an attorney and legal analyst for Fox News, noted it’s actually a sad indication of the state of politics in this country when somebody has to make an ad like that in the first place.

Imus thought it was genius. “Considering the circumstances she finds herself in,” he said, referring to Bill Maher releasing tapes of O’Donnell admitting she dabbled in witchcraft and once dated a witch, “That is a genius way to disarm everybody.”

In Deirdre’s view, it was presumptuous for O’Donnell to claim, “I’m you,” and to state that she’d “do what you’d do” in Washington, DC. “Most people are completely unqualified to do anything in Washington,” Deirdre observed.

In New Jersey last month, a Rutgers University freshman jumped off the George Washington Bridge after two classmates posted video on the internet of him making out with another boy.  Though the two 18-year olds were charged with invasion of privacy, Lis believes it should go way beyond that.

“I think the law should be changed so that this kind of crime is felony murder,” she said, and described felony murder as “when you go to rob a store, and you don’t necessarily know that the guy with you has got a gun, but the clerk gets shot anyway.” The unknowing person would still be charged as an accomplice to felony murder.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Deirdre likes to think of it as Breast Cancer Environmental Protection Month, and in her monthly Fox News blog she lists 9 ways women can protect themselves from factors in the environment that contribute to breast cancer development.

Both Blondes perform self-exams every month, and Lis reported firsthand the jitters she felt when she received a call after a mammogram instructing her to come back and have another.

“Even though I was scared for those weeks in between the two mammograms, I’m so glad I did it,” she said. “It’s amazing technology. They can tell me, ‘Here’s what’s going on, but it’s not cancer.’”

Deirdre, however, told Lis there are health risks associated with mammograms, as there are with CAT scans, x-rays, and any other form of radiation, and that even just a yearly mammogram could have an accumulative effect over time.

But Lis, like most people, didn’t want to hear that, and joked that she’d then also have to throw out her microwave and her cell phone. “How about taking a few minutes and fixing a home-cooked meal, sweetheart?” Imus chimed in.

Finally, the group got to talking about abortion, which is always a great idea. Lis, who is pro-choice, and Deirdre, who is not, almost came to blows on the issue, which could have resulted in the need to enforce capital punishment, an issue on which they sort of agree; both are opposed, though Lis believes it should sometimes be applied.

Then, they both lied to the I-Man and said they are not among the 64 percent of women who recently reported having faked an orgasm. “I don’t have to,” Deirdre proudly said.

Which peaked Bernard’s interest. “Even with your husband?”

-Julie Kanfer


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