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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

 

Meatless Meat Loaf - Recipe by Deirdre Imus, The Imus Ranch: Cooking for Kids and Cowboys - Nothing says "comfort food" like a good old-fashion meat loaf, and our Ranch version is no exception. If you have any left over, the cold loaf makes great sandwiches.

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S.E. Cupp Kept the I-Man's Attention While Discussing "Losing Our Religion"

S.E. Cupp’s full name is Sarah Elizabeth, but she began using the “S.E,” she said, “to be sort of gender anonymous.” It was fun for the first ten years or so, but now that she’s on television all the time, she admits, “It’s just sort of an obnoxious affect.”

That sort of self-deprecating attitude is welcome on this show, regardless of political or religious affiliation. Cupp, whose new book is Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media’s Attack on Christianity, defies expectations on both: she’s a Conservative, and an Atheist.

“I’ve always been fascinated by religion,” she said of the subject of her book. As an Atheist, Cupp thinks she can be more objective because, “I don’t have a dog in the fight except to say that I think the press should be more responsible.”

The “liberal media,” in her view, treats Christianity “like it’s porn.” In fact, she added, “Porn is more acceptable to them than Christianity is.” With around 80 percent of the country identifying as some sort of Christian, Cupp said, “That’s fairly irresponsible.”

When she says “the liberal media,” Cupp is primarily referring to The New York Times, CNN, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and Salon.com. In Losing Our Religion, she systematically examined each outlet over the last five to ten years to examine how extensive the attack on Christianity has become.

One of the worst offenders is Newsweek, where a reporter named Lisa Miller uses her column “Belief Watch” to criticize Christianity. “She calls the Pope ‘ugly,’” said Cupp. Miller also calls Christian colleges “dangerous extremists,” using a column that Cupp believes should talk about faith and values to viscerally attack Christian America.

Unlike Islam, which is held to a sometimes dangerous burden of proof, in her view. “It’s not an accident that we caught the Christian militia men from Michigan before they acted, but the underwear bomber, and Major Nadal Hasan in Ft Hood after they acted,” Cupp said. “Because you can go after Christians without being afraid of getting called a racist, or profiling. But you have to treat Islam with kid gloves.”

Cupp was raised Catholic and attended Catholic school, but no longer believes in God. “I’ve tried really hard,” she told Imus. “I think this is all an accident. I’m not a militant atheist; I just can’t intellectually wrap my head around it.”

Her parents still practice, however: mom’s a Roman Catholic, and Dad’s a born-again Christian. “So he’s really nuts,” said Imus.

Even more unlikely is Cupp’s fierce conservatism, which revealed itself to her while in college at Cornell. “I watched a debate in college between a couple of professors arguing affirmative action, and I found myself siding with the con, the anti-position,” she said. “And I thought, wow, if that’s conservatism, I’d like to check that out.”

Now, she’s a bona fide right wing nut, watching NASCAR and shooting guns in her spare time. She’s also a frequent guest on Hannity, where she’ll appear tonight to promote her book. Imus and Cupp agreed there’s no better person than Hannity, though, she lodged one complaint: “He tries to baptize me every time we get near a water cooler.”

-Julie Kanfer

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