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The Vaccination Debate: Today we investigate one of the biggest medical controversies of our time: vaccines. There’s little dispute about this much-- vaccines save many lives, and rarely, they injure or kill. A special federal vaccine court has paid out billions for injuries from brain damage to death. But not for the form of brain injury we call autism. Now—we have remarkable new information: a respected pro-vaccine medical expert used by the federal government to debunk the vaccine-autism link, says vaccines can cause autism after all. He claims he told that to government officials long ago, but they kept it secret.

Spring Newsletter 2019 - Spring is on its way, and with it comes a chance for renewal, a vital opportunity to clean up and clean out in all areas of our lives. If you’ve been feeling weighed down by winter, we’ve got just the stuff to get you revved up for spring’s beautiful gifts.

What's in our Food/Can we Sustain? - A few weeks ago, The New York Times published an article instructing readers how to eat more sustainably to positively affect the planet. It largely cited a recent report from the EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet and Health, which was compiled by 37 experts from around the world with the goal of helping people understand how to eat not only a healthy diet, but one that won’t destroy the environment and will improve the health of people in rich and poor nations alike.

EPA Must Ban Roundup (Glyphosate) Forever - By Deirdre Imus, May 13, 2019 - Within the last year, two lawsuits have found the chemical giant Monsanto liable for causing cancer in people who used their product Roundup, one of the world’s most popular weed killers. In the first lawsuit, which was decided last summer in San Francisco, a jury ordered Monsanto to pay $289 million to the groundskeeper at a school who had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. More recently, this past March another San Francisco jury found Monsanto liable for yet another person getting non-Hodgkins lymphoma, and told them to pay that man $80 million in damages.

Hackensack University Medical Center Receives Practice Greenhealth Top 25 Award for 6th Year in a Row - Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center has been named as one of the Top 25 hospitals in the country for its distinguished work in pursuing environmental excellence.

Hackensack University Medical Center Wins Practice Greenhealth Circles of Excellence Award  - Practice Greenhealth is pleased to extend its warmest congratulations to Hackensack Meridian Health, Hackensack University Medical Center as a Circles of Excellence Award winner.

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

CAFO: The Tragedy of Industrial Animal Factories - CAFO provides an unprecedented view of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations where an increasing percentage of the world’s meat, milk, eggs, and fish are produced. As the photos and essays in this powerful book demonstrate, the rise of the CAFO industry has become one of the most pressing issues of our time.

Deirdre's Dish Picks


Grilled Watermelon Caprice - Recipe from Ellen Troyer and the Biosyntryx Staff - This sensational recipe is from a charming food blog called How Sweet Eats. We highly recommend Jessica Merchant's delightful blog and her cookbooks written for people who seriously love food. We included her unusual Honey-Grilled Watermelon Caprice recipe for a last weekend cookout because the first U.S. grown watermelons are just becoming available in Colorado markets, and because the weather channels suggested a perfectly warm first weekend in June.

 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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Chris Wallace Refuses to Have John LeBoutillier on His Show

Imus chastised his guest/sparring partner Chris Wallace right off the bat today for the tough time he gave Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday last week.  “You don’t do these guys a favor by going on easy on them,” Wallace said of politicians.

Maybe not. But beating Romney up for the health care reform he passed as Governor of Massachusetts in 2006, and for that health care plan’s similarities to Obama-care, and for flip-flopping on his abortion position when it was politically expedient to be pro-life in 2008, wasn’t helpful to Imus, who decided just two days ago that he wants Romney to be President in 2012.

Responding to Imus’s claim that this brand of journalism is “not helpful,” Wallace said, “I didn’t realize that I was working for the committee to elect Mitt Romney.” Well, now you do.

As part of the so-called “media elite,” Wallace responded to accusations made yesterday by Rep. Patrick Kennedy that he and his colleagues are not adequately covering the war in Afghanistan, choosing instead to focus stories like the mental breakdown of former Congressman Eric Massa.

“Yes, he got more coverage than he deserved,” Wallace said about Massa, who resigned last week and has since alleged a naked Rahm Emanuel threatened him about his health care vote in the House gym. “”But it’s not like we haven’t covered the war in Afghanistan. “

Asked if he knew John LeBoutillier, the Conservative former Congressman who now writes for Newsmax and appeared one hour ago on this show, Wallace shrugged and said, “I know the name,” which was not the right answer. He should, Imus insisted, have LeBoutillier on Fox News Sunday instead of “the same stiffs” he has every week.

“We have news makers,” said Wallace. “Not news-maxers.”

Wallace believes that the “original sin” of the Democrats’ health care bill is that they couldn’t pass it in the first year. But, he added, “I’m not going to count out Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer and the White House on their ability to get this bill through.”

Vice President Joe Biden was shipped off to Israel a few days ago, and managed to set negotiations there back in a way only he can, announcing that the Israelis and Palestinians would begin having indirect talks, after decades of communicating directly.

“It’s a mess, it’s always been a mess,” said Wallace. “But it seems to be taking one step forward and two steps backwards.”

Wallace will have his pal Karl Rove on Fox News Sunday this week, and went on and on about his admiration for the man. At Imus’s he suggestion that Wallace and Rove engage in an Eric Massa-style tickly party, Wallace said only, “You really are an idiot.”

-Julie Kanfer

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