Another great stop added to our tour!!!

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What a true gift it is to be able to help the people, but to be able to reach the children is even more of an honor. This will be one of our stops in the Bronx. We are so excited about this stop and will share pics and video when we visit.

About Montefiore Medical Center

Commitment to Excellence

As the academic medical center and University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center is nationally recognized for clinical excellence—breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care.

Montefiore is ranked among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report. For more than 100 years we have been innovating new treatments, new procedures and new approaches to patient care, producing stellar outcomes and raising the bar for medical centers in the region and around the world. As we build on this momentum, we continue to advance the practice of medicine and set the standard for excellence.

Enduring Mission and Distinguished History

The mission of Montefiore is to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve.

From its beginning in 1884, as a facility for the care of patients with tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses, to the new millennium, Montefiore has been at the forefront of patient care, research and education and steadfast commitment to its community.

Our Services

We provide coordinated, compassionate and leading-edge care designed to reach people when and where they need it most. Through highly integrated teams of physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals and other caregivers, we have created an innovative, seamless system of care focused around the patient.

For more info http://www.montefiore.org/about

 

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We are filming a segment like this called Kitchen chat

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We love sharing cool videos from the islands. We will be shooting a show like this very soon but we will make it real hot!!!!! Check out this great recipe but reggae start Luciano.

IMMUNOCAL a cut above the rest!!!! I use this in my daily fight to stay healthy

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Glutathione and Inflammation

Glutathione is one of the central defense mechanisms the body uses to protect itself against the dangerous effects of chronic inflammation. Keeping your glutathione levels optimized is thus an important health and wellness strategy to help ensure a good quality of life. 

Inflammation is a tool used by our bodies to protect itself against infection and damaged or abnormal cells.

Chronic inflammation however is something quite different and can lead to a large number of problems including those experienced by diabetics. It is for that reason that inflammation needs to be tightly regulated by your body.

Glutathione is a little molecule that exists in all the cells of our body. It plays many different roles in protecting our health. Unfortunately glutathione levels tend to be very low in cases where chronic inflammation is present; this in turn leads to even more inflammation.

The presence of chronic inflammation in diabetes causes an ongoing damage to the different organs and tissues affected. Part of this damage is due to the fact that the circulatory system becomes “stickier” to inflammatory cells and thus blockages of the small vessels are more likely to occur. These changes can lead to further depletion glutathione which in turn starts to have a body wide or systemic impact.

So an important question is how do I keep my glutathione levels optimized? You cannot eat glutathione directly; your cells need to produce it!  The best way is by providing the precursors or building blocks that all cells can use to make their own glutathione. This is essential for your body to fight inflammation.

It is not surprising that the answer can be found in nature. Human milk is the ideal delivery system for these precursors and this is one of the many reasons it is so beneficial for the baby. However for obvious reasons this is not practical.

Over 40 years ago a team of researchers led by Dr Gustavo Bounous from McGill University in Montreal began looking at delivery systems  and found that the ideal one came from a  derivative of cow’s milk as it contained the critical proteins shared with human milk.

This product was eventually commercialized under the trade name IMMUNOCAL and is sold by Immunotec in the United States , Canada and Mexico. It is listed in the major reference that all doctors and pharmacists use, the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference).

Take action today and make a lifestyle change! Improve your nutrition and increase your glutathione levels to avoid the serious long-term effects of chronic inflammation.

For more info http://www.immunotec.com/thepoorchef 

Life Extension Magazine!!!! I could be on one of the next covers

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I had the joy of speaking at their event the other day and meeting the team, this was such a great time and great group of people that have passion for helping people. I am hoping to be on one of the next covers but also to have them on the RV tour with me and doing some other great work together. Take a peek at their magazine and also their company, they have some great products for all conditions and supplements that can truly change your life. If your not taking supplements you really need to, its not about having something its about also preventing conditions.

Nutrition, Hormones, Anti-Aging Supplements, And More

Life Extension magazine is the monthly publication of the Life Extension Foundation. Members of Life Extension receive the magazine for free in addition to their other membership benefits.

Life Extension is the first to report new discoveries involving nutrition, hormones, and anti-aging supplements, including such news-making items as coQ10 and omega-3 fatty acids. In addition, Life Extension reports innovative findings concerning the diseases that threaten many of us, such as atherosclerosiscancer and diabetes. With each issue, subscribers to Life Extension magazine receive potentially life-saving information they won’t find in most other publications.

http://www.lef.org/

Back from Jamaica, what a amazing time.

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I  must say, this was one of the best trips i have ever had. I would say number one because of the company, number two the things we were able to accomplish, number three the country and the lovely island. I would say i gained about 5 pounds with all the good foods. So if i didn’t have diabetes before i left i am sure i could get it. Now thats not to say the food is not of quality but i allowed myself to go wild for a few days. The food tasted so good and when you have family and friends from the country they know all the little side spots that will blow you away.

We met with the biggest TV station in the island and they loved the idea of the show, we also met with Mrs Lyn who owns the restaurant Island Grill, they have some great food and were hoping to do some big things with her. The list goes on and on as we ran from Negril to Montego bay and Kingston. The whole time just having great times and singing and eating and laughing. If you need to find yourself and take a few days away to just enjoy life i would suggest finding a few good friends, getting away for a few days and leaving the cell phone and Facebook behind and enjoying the simple things of life. We are hoping to have the show up and running in the next few months and working on finding my own little spot to open where i can just enjoy the good life.

Headed to Jamaica for my TV show for a few days!!!!

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So i am off to Jam rock to lock in some meetings for my new reality TV show. We will be meeting with TV stations and Dr’s, radio stations you name it. We will be hosted by  facebook.com/IslandGrill and many thanks to Sharon Parris-Chambers for helping set up so many amazing events. I know the show will find a great home on the islands. With so many dealing and living with diabetes on the islands, this show will be a number one show on many of the islands. It will show the people ways to live their best life as well as the seriousness of diabetes. So you may not hear from me for a few days as i may not have internet access, but i will make sure to keep you posted as much as i can and post some pics and all that good stuff. Until i talk with you stay healthy and much love. 

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My new blog on the Dr Oz site

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My new blog on the  Dr Oz site

So excited about my new blog on the Dr Oz web site, this allows me to share my thoughts and reach alot of great people that are into health. Each story i hope to take many of you on the journey with me. Enjoy and share. Please click the photo or the link below to review.

 http://blog.doctoroz.com/oz-experts/glutathione-the-master-antioxidant

Joslin diabetes!!!!! making a difference in diabetes

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A great company to know, there are many amazing companies that are doing great work in diabetes. Joslin by far is helping make a major change. I love the work they are doing and hope to do some great things with them.

Joslin History

More than a century after its creation, Joslin Diabetes Center continues its tradition of excellence as an internationally recognized diabetes treatment, research and education institution. Though our focus is on what we can do today and in the future to improve the lives of people with diabetes, we also honor our past achievements—on which those of today are built.

 Pathway of Research and Discovery

Our research model allows basic researchers and clinicians to forge a bond that fosters creative thinking and spurs discovery. Some of the most important discoveries and improvements in diabetes care were developed at Joslin. Click onRESEARCH for a timeline with some of the highlights of this important legacy.

Pathway of Care and Education

Joslin’s founder, Elliott P. Joslin, M.D., believed that the key to managing diabetes lay with patient involvement, education and empowerment. This is still the core ofJoslinCare today. Click on CARE & EDUCATION for a timeline of innovation in patient care and education at Joslin.

Pathway to Institutional Expansion

To make an impact globally on the care of diabetes beyond our walls has taken an expansion of facilities and programs, as well as bonds forged with other institutions. Here is a CHRONOLOGY of how we grew from Elliott P. Joslin’s private practice to be the global leader in diabetes research, care and education.

More info http://www.joslin.org/index.html

Little history of Rasta, dread natty dead!!!!

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RASTAFARI

For close to 30 years Rasta continued to grow against the tide of official and social approbation. Early elders were charged with sedition and locked up. Others were declared insane and placed in the Jamaican equivalent of Bedlam, a prison for the criminally insane. Churches and schools, newspapers and radio stations were conscripted in the fight against this Ras Tafarian-ism. The entire overclass was united in this fight.

Rasta was the lowest of the low, the poorest of the poor, yet secure in his knowledge that his fight was a righteous one. How could a man love his neighbour, if he did not first love and accept himself? and what did it gain a man or woman to deny their blackness, when that could never be erased and when it was the image of JAH.

At first, society resisted the idea of goodness, let alone greatness in Afrikan people, but as time went by Rasta showed no wavering in the doctrine, despite the horrendous toll that the society through its criminal Justice System inflicted upon anyone who dared to wear dreadlocks or appear to offer support to Rasta.

This above all, was the single most important factor in catching and holding the attention of the people who readily sympathized, when they realized that they were just as vulnerable as Rasta. Now there was a commonality they could relate to. Now they could begin to see that Jamaica was babilan and run under a babylonian system and that they were like those who wept by the rivers of Babylon, when they remembered Zion:

For a while there was serious effort to move Rasta into militancy of te sort that led to armed revolutions, and this culminated in the attack on the Coral Gardens Police Station outside of Montego Bay in the 1950’s. Several policemen died as well as several bredrin. Suddenly the colony had a Ras Tafarian problem. Little could be done, however as decolonization was very much on the minds of the British. Thus was born the idea of the dreadlocked criminal, a stereotype that has worked its way into Holly-Weird .

Rasta spoke out against this type of violence, reasoning at the gatherings ( or NIAHBINGI ) that the way of Rasta was to shun the works of babilan. Since babilan had used violence upon Rasta and the people, in an attempt to convert Rasta to their corrupt mentality, Rasta could not be seen to be emulating the acts of babilan, however worthwhile the intended result.

Furthermore, the commandmants were clear: Thou shalt not kill. Thus was born the enduring image that most Jamaicans have of the true Rasta: That of the peaceloving being.

RASTAFARI

More info http://www.jah.com/rastafari-movement/