This special day of information and encouragement for those living with Parkinson's or MS is Saturday, April 28. Lisa Cox, a Parkinson's patient and volunteer for GHS, talks about the importance of more people being aware of the symptoms of these chronic diseases. She also talks about the fact that being diagnosed with either is not a death sentence.
Do you suffer from 'diabesity'? Almost 50 percent of Americans do and probably don't even know it. Dr. Hyman talks about the reasons why so many of us are either diabetic or on the verge of becoming diabetic. He also talks about how easy it is to reverse diabesity and not only lose weight, but become healthier overall. It's all about cooking and eating.
Morning Edition: On Tuesday, April 24 Michael Klare discusses - in the starkest of terms - whether the efforts and cash being expended to find the last reserves of oil, natural gas and minerals wouldn't better be spent trying to change our way of life before we totally use up all of the natural resources the planet Earth has left. Is there a better way?
National Education Association Vice-president Lilly Eskelsen urges parents to take their kids to see the documentary "The Bully", now open in theaters. Then, after you've seen it, open a dialogue about bullying and the damage it does. Eskelsen also talks about the information and online petition available at the website where you can learn how to talk about bullying and how to take action to end it.
The President of the National Education Association, Dr. Dennis Van Roekling, talks about how easy it would be to solve the tax issue if legislators would just close corporate tax loopholes that allow many large corporations to avoid paying any taxes at all. He then talks about how just a few loopholes account for $3 Trillion in uncollected taxes which could be used for education, health care, job creation and to pay down debt.
The YMCA of Western North Carolina will host Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 14th. Morgan Neely and Virginia Maziarka of the Asheville YMCA will talk about this national day of fun for kids and parents to focus on healthy activities and healthier habits to make being healthy a natural part of everyday life for everyone. For details go to www.ymcawnc.org.
On the week following Easter Sunday, P Allen Smith - gardening, landscaping and backyard chicken expert, as well as TODAY SHOW contributor - will discuss the reemergence of keeping a small flock of chickens in the backyard. Whether you live in the country, a small town, or a large urban area, it is possible to raise chickens for your own use. Smith will talk about the positive effects of keeping your own chickens and how to get started.