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Green Your Cleaners This Spring: The doldrums of winter can feel endless, and though many of us remain mired in winter’s grip, spring is sooner than you think. With just under one month until the official start of the next season, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning. Whether this means cleaning out clogged closets or scrubbing the tub and tiles until they can shine no more, clearing your home of clutter and debris is beneficial to both physical and psychological well-being.

Co-CEO's of Hackensack Meridian Health Bob Garrett and John Lloyd appearance on the "Imus in the Morning" program.

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. 

Dara Berger talks to the I-Man about her book, "How To Prevent Autism"   Click Here For The Interview! 



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.

High Aluminum Found in Autism Brain Tissue: New Study Indicates that Widespread Exposure to Aluminum Is Setting the Stage for Catastrophic Neurological Damage 

Deirdre's Dish Picks


Ranch Tacos - Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - I recommend using all organic non GMO ingredients - Seitan is sometimes called wheat meat because it’s made from gluten, which is the protein component of wheat with the starch removed.  There are recipes for making it from scratch, which is pretty labor-intensive, but luckily you can also buy it ready-made at most health food stores.  We love these meaty and cheesy tacos.

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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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    Imus Learns Interview Tactics From Afghan Expert Doug Stanton?

    Imus asked Doug Stanton, author of the book “Horse Soldiers” about the successful Special Forces mission in Afghanistan in 2001, what the endgame is now in that country, where last week the United States launched a major offensive on Taliban-held towns.

    “The endgame is a country where it doesn’t look like Minneapolis or the United States, but it looks like Afghanistan the way they want it to look,” said Stanton. “Kids can go to school, and you can walk to the store without getting shot at.”

    The problem in Afghanistan is more social than anything else, requiring the type of stable government that President Hamid Karzai has been unable to provide. For that reason and others, like its proximity to Iran and Pakistan, the U.S. has taken on the responsibility of “fixing” Afghanistan.

    Stanton is encouraged by the U.S.’s new “door-to-door” approach to finding weapons and militants in Afghan villages, and by President Obama’s new counterinsurgency tactic, which goes beyond the typical “clear, hold, and build” mantra.

    “They’ve added ‘transfer’ to that, which means, give it back to them and let them run it,” he said. “That’s the one thing they’ve never really done throughout the eight years we’ve been in that country.”

    American soldiers are following new rules of engagement that prohibit them from firing at somebody unless that person is holding or picking up a weapon. Asked if this handcuffs the troops, Stanton said critics will have to wait and see.

    In the long run, Stanton said, it’s better than taking out innocent civilians; gaining their trust is key to winning this battle like the Special Forces did in 2001. “They got the locals with them, and they did that by not killing them,” Stanton added.

    Ultimately, Stanton believes Afghanis can be successful, and he was optimistic about a $100 million aid package that will develop agriculture in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    “If you create legitimate agriculture, then the government gets legitimate, and the people believe in the government, and they drop the gun and don’t work for the Taliban,” he said.

    Last week, Pakistani forces captured the alleged number two leader of the Taliban in their country, though Stanton thinks the Pakistanis nabbed him just to get to him first. “He knew too much about the ISI’s relationship with the Taliban,” he said, referring to Pakistan’s intelligence operation.

    As for the best way to elicit information from this guy, Stanton recommended building a relationship and focusing less on “the physical stuff,” aka torture.

    “So torturing them, while it might be fun, is just not very productive,” Imus deduced. It’s a good theory to keep in mind when conducting interviews on this show, too.

    -Julie Kanfer

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