Posts Tagged ‘health’


KEY LARGO Researchers working to conquer one of the nation’s deadliest cancers think they may have found a silver bullet in what might seem a most unlikely place: the blue-green algae beds of Pickles Reef, off the coast of Key Largo.  (more…)

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Co-Sign Health Care Reform

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One Night Only!
Legally Blonde‘s Bailey HanksSGP

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Julia Miles Theatre
(424 West 55th Street, NYC)

In the tight-knit community of Speargrove, Texas where the high school musical is the event of the season, an impending production of Rent shakes the town to its core.Must the show go on?  The musical takes inspiration from a Texas high school production of Rent: School Edition, which was cancelled prior to its opening night after parents and members of the community took issue with the musical’s subject matter that includes poverty, drug abuse, the HIV/AIDS crisis, homosexuality, as well as, community, love and self-expression.

Featuring: Briana Carlson-Goodman (Hair), Kai Chapman, Sarah Cooney, Bailey Hanks (Legally Blonde), Kendal Hartse, Kristin Huffman (Company), Michael Mahany (High School Musical), Kilty Reidy (The Drowsy Chaperone), Tina Stafford, Hernando Umana, Timothy J. Alex (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Pal Joey), Steven Strafford

Directed by Joe Barros & Laura Brandel
Musical Direction by Lilli Wosk
Music Supervisor Sam Willmott
Orchestrations by Sam Willmott & Oran Eldor
Production Stage Manager Julianne Hass
Casting Robin Carus

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The $940 billion health-care overhaul will take nearly a decade to roll out in full. A look at the key parts of the bill and when they go into effect. (more…)

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from the NY Daily News:

City restaurants will be required to post letter grades based on health inspections. They could look like this. Finding a clean restaurant will be as easy as ABC under a Health Department rule passed Tuesday.

Starting in July, eateries will be required to prominently post letter grades based on health inspections, under a measure the Board of Health passed, 6 to 2.

“The grade in the window will give you a sense of how clean the kitchen is, and it will give every restaurant operator an incentive to maintain safe, sanitary conditions,” said Health Commissioner Thomas Farley.

Restaurants that earn an A will be inspected annually while those that garner a C will be visited four times a year.

Restaurant owners argue that health officials want to embarrass them, as well as collect more fines for the city’s coffers. They are considering a lawsuit. (more…)

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Julie Schneider is the amazing founder of the GLUTEN FREE NYC application for your iPhone or iTouch!  She took time out to sit down and chat with me! She has been helping many people with allergies and helping New York City be a little more safe for people with gluten allergies!   She chats with us about gluten allergies, her app and “Gluten Free” and not only that ….

but go to her site click her facebook fan page and mention you saw her on NEAL B in NYC and you’ll receive the app FREE..that’s right a FREE APP!!!!

Click her logo to watch the video

GLUTEN FREE APP!! Watch the Video of Julie and Neal B

GLUTEN FREE APP!! Watch the Video of Julie and Neal B


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From Reuters:

By Joene Hendry

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Drinking green tea may lower your risk of developing certain blood cancers, but it will take about 5 cups a day, according to a study from Japan.

Drinking green tea has been associated with lower risk of dying and heart disease deaths, Dr. Toru Naganuma, at Tohoku University School of Medicine in Sendai, Japan told Reuters Health in an email correspondence.

The current study, Naganuma said, suggests drinking green tea may have a favorable effect “for particular cancers.”

After gathering information on the diets and green tea drinking habits of a large group of Japanese adults aged 40 to 79 years old, Naganuma and colleagues followed the group for development of blood and “lymph system” cancers. The lymph system is a major component of the body’s immune system.

The 19,749 men and 22,012 women who participated in the study had no previous history of cancer, Naganuma and colleagues note in the American Journal of Epidemiology.

During 9 years of follow up, 157 blood, bone marrow, and lymph system cancers developed in the study group.

Naganuma’s team found that the overall risk for blood cancers was 42 percent lower among study participants who drank 5 or more, versus 1 or fewer, cups of green tea daily.

Drinking 5 or more cups of green tea daily was also associated with 48 percent lower risk for lymph system cancers.

These associations held up in analyses that allowed for age, gender, education, smoking status and history, alcohol use, and fish and soybean consumption.

The researchers also observed reduced risk for blood-related cancers among obese study participants, who are “considered to have higher risk of these cancers,” Naganuma said.

The investigators say further studies are needed to confirm the health benefits of drinking green tea, and to determine whether daily consumption might prevent certain cancers.

SOURCE: American Journal of Epidemiology, September 15, 2009

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From Yahoo Health:

How to Live to 100
By Dr. Maoshing Ni – Posted on Tue, Sep 29, 2009, 3:29 pm PDT

People often ask me if it is actually possible to live to age 100, especially if they had bad habits in the past. I always answer that while aging is inevitable, poor health is not. Read on to find the most effective ways to live to 100.

It really is possible to live to 100.

The good news is that your body was designed to be 100 — but, you have to get out of the way. Getting out of the way means taking an honest look at the habits and lifestyle you are living with today. Most of us have developed habits that limit our true health potential. But don’t let these bad habits of the past discourage you. What matters is what you do from this moment forward. Leave behind the habits that aren’t serving you — smoking, eating fast food, and so on — and start choosing habits that your body needs to thrive.

Lifestyle habits that age you most quickly
The culprits that will most quickly age you and negatively affect your health are:

1. Poor diet 
2. Lack of exercise
3. Stress and worry
4. Exhaustion
5. Unhappiness 
6. Lack of love
7. Toxic overload
8. Blockages and congestion of the transportation highways within our bodies.

Healthy habits to live long
It takes 14 to 21 days of repetitive behavior to form a new pattern in your brain. Once the pattern is formed, it becomes an automatic behavioral response. As you develop new healthy habits, they will begin to replace bad habits. Here are some of the most transformative longevity habits:

1. Drink more water
Drink 8 glasses of fresh, filtered water every day. Water is very important for proper lymphatic drainage and hydrating the cells to prevent buildup of toxic waste products. Your safest bet is filtered water. The best kind of filtration processes for removing contaminants use activated charcoal, which removes the impurities but leaves the water-soluble minerals. Avoid water softeners, which take away essential minerals. To learn about a high-performance filtration system that I recommend, click here

2. Eat like a centenarian
The rural community of Rugao, four hours north of Shanghai, enjoys the reputation as the “longevity county of China” because there are over 200 centenarians in the small region — the highest number per 1,000 residents anywhere in China. Rugao residents eat mostly fish, vegetables, mushrooms, seaweed, corn and buckwheat. There was virtually no meat or poultry present in the majority of their diet. Scientists have confirmed the health benefits of a diet high in fish and vegetables and low in animal products.

Know what foods to enjoy and what to avoid:

• The very best thing you can do for your health is to eat a wide array of colorful fruits and vegetables every day.

• Eat fish and cut back on meat and poultry.

• Choose the right fats. Cut back on saturated fats like butter and avoid all trans fats. Instead, choose mono-saturated fats: olive, sesame, canola, flax, and fish oils.

• Avoid all refined sugars.

3. Restore with regular rest
Get 7 to 8 hours of quality sleep every night. 

4. Take the stairs!
Take a walk. Go for a swim. Join the gym. Find an exercise activity that works for you and stick to it, practicing at least four times a week for thirty minutes a session. Regular exercise can strengthen your immune system, uplift your mood, maintain joint mobility, increase energy – the list goes on and on!

5. Manage your stress.
Stress is the root cause of most of the diseases that shorten our life span. Meditation is a powerful way to manage your stress level. For the best results, meditate every day. Start with five minutes and work your way up to fifteen or twenty minutes. (See 3 Easy Beginner Mediation Techniques.) For a guided CD that is filled with meditations for living to 100, click here. Another option? Get your exercise and stress-management all in one by beginning a tai chi practice.

6. Detoxify your surroundings.
With environmental factors causing ever more damage to our well-being, it is important to know what to look out for and avoid. For starters, you can avoid many dangerous chemical compounds if you buy organic foods and use glass and recycled paper products. In addition, it is beneficial to undergo periodic detoxification treatments with special dietary and herbal regimens to lower your body’s toxic load. An herbal blend that is specially formulated for helping your body detoxify is Internal Cleanse. Also learn how to eliminate the toxins with this 5-Step Detox to Revitalize You.

I hope you found the answers to get you started on your own longevity quest! I invite you to visit often and share your own personal health and longevity tips with me. 

May you live long, live strong, and live happy!

-Dr. Mao

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