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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.

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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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Mike Emanuel Reflect on His Career, and the Crazy People on His New Beat

In his inaugural appearance on this show as the chief congressional correspondent for Fox News, Mike Emanuel provided some back story, beginning with his earliest memories of listening to Imus from the back of his parents station wagon in New Jersey.
 
“I used to watch guys like Warner Wolf and Ernie Anastos in New York, and I thought, it looks like they have a pretty interesting gig,” Emanuel recalled. As a “young scrapper” in the television biz, he wound up in Texas: Midland, followed by Waco, followed by Austin. “When I got to Austin, a baseball owner named George W. Bush was running for governor, and the rest is kinda history.”
 
When Bush moved to Washington, DC, Emanuel followed, and then covered the White House for Fox for four years, until his bosses made him the tantalizing offer of being the “chief” correspondent of something. “In a town like Washington, ‘chief’ anything is okay, even if you’re the chief tax collector,” Emanuel joked.
 
But what if you’re chief of the House of Representatives, also known as Speaker John Boehner, and the Tea Party threatens to make you look, well, impotent?
 
“He needs 217 Republican votes to pass his plan on the debt situation,” Emanuel said. “He’s been twisting arms, and told his Republican members yesterday behind closed doors to ‘get your ass in line,’ and to get those votes necessary to make this happen.”
 
The Democrats, meanwhile, smelled blood. “The Democrats were thinking that Boehner’s own party might bail on him, and his plan might die today,” Emanuel said. It appears today as if Boehner has enough votes, but it remains to be seen if his plan will pass the Democrat-controlled Senate.
 
“It’ll be interesting to see who blinks first after this vote in the House,” Emanuel added.
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a plan of his own, but he’s letting the House vote first, hoping, according to Emanuel, that Boehner’s plan would fall apart. Should the House hand Reid a piece of legislation that’s already been passed, Senate Democrats could be forced to compromise.
 
The last few weeks in DC have been “remarkable,” Emanuel told Imus. “It seemed like every time we were getting close to something happening, something fell apart.”
 
There is a lot of pressure for the Boehner plan to pass muster today, especially considering, as Emanuel reported, some of Reid’s staffers spent last weekend working on the legislation with Boehner’s people, until Obama changed his mind on that deal.
 
“A lot of the stuff that’s in the Boehner plan, Democrats in Congress have signed off on,” Emanuel said. “Although it’s not popular for them to admit it.”
 
Along with millions of other Americans, Emanuel hopes enough people in Congress abandon political theater in favor of pragmatism. In the meantime, he and Imus and the rest of the country can enjoy video of Senator John McCain reading from the Wall Street Journal on the Senate floor yesterday and calling the Tea Party “hobbits.”
 
-Julie Kanfer

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