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April 17th 2009 Issue


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  • 1. Children Are Motivation April 16 - 30, 2009 Behind “Green” Business by Nancy W. Brown 3 Small Business Earth Day, held on April 22 every year, is no 4 Calendar of Events ordinary day for Tara Biller. You might call it a double birthday. She’s scheduled to deliver her third child 4 Sudoku on April 22 this year, and last year she launched her business, Green Proof Your Home, on that date. 6 Recipe The idea for her business actually came to Biller in January, 2007, when she, her husband and their toddler 6 Help! I’m Shrinkin’ and infant sons first moved to Nashville. While looking for assistance in baby-proofing their home, the young Dr. Steve Olivas mother realized that she didn’t consciously think about making “green” decisions for her family. 7 Hickman Happenings “I wanted to green proof my house while I was baby proofing it,” she recalls. “I searched for information 9 Fashion but couldn’t find much. I became passionate about finding answers, and even more so as I put together 9 Lifestyles what I was able to find. “Now you see ‘going green’ everywhere, and the 10 Boomer’s 11 Tech Talk Continued on page 8 12 Councilman’s Corner Charlie Tygard The 32nd Annual Bellevue 13 13 Green 101 Parenting Community Picnic Saturday, May 16th 14 Take Your Best Shot Red Caboose Park Sponsored by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce Kaye Ivanoff, RN Sponsorships And Vendor Booths 15 Mommy Talk Still Available!!! Our list of 2009 Picnic Sponsors is growing fast but 15 From the School Board time is running out with less than 5 weeks to go! Alan Coverstone With more than 15,000 guests each year, our Picnic is a great opportunity to highlight your business, cause, 16 COUPONS !!! or organization while partnering with the Chamber Continued on page 14 “ 888.800.7507 AddictedToDecorating.com ” * Professional classes also available. *
  • 2. 2 Bellevue Middle School Band Earns 4th Bandmasters Sweepstakes Award The 19 eighth graders, 22 seventh The Bellevue Concert Band graders, 17 sixth graders, and 1 fifth also gave a wonderful MTSBOA grader that make up the Bellevue performance playing Grade Level Soar purposefully Soar confidently Middle School Symphonic Band II music, and also received Superior performed at the annual Middle ratings from every judge on stage Tennessee School Band and Orchestra and in the sight-playing room. Association (MTSBOA) competition There are approximately 148 with ground-breaking results. This students in the Bellevue Band the first middle school band in five Program in grades 5-8. Of these, years to get a superior rating playing 109 students participated in the Grade Level IV music from all three recent Solo and Ensemble Festival, concert stage judges and the sight- earning 91 superior ratings and 17 playing judge. Call for a tour today! The BMS band earned 36 superior excellent ratings. These superior ratings earned ratings out of 42 in performance the Bellevue Middle School Band • Ages 3 - 8th grade 6021 Cloverland Drive categories and 9 superior ratings out • SACS & AMS Accredited Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 its fourth Tennessee Bandmasters • Multi-age Classes of 10 in sight-playing. That means Sweepstakes Award for Musical p (615)833-3610 • Foreign Language from age 3 45 of 52 categories were superior. Excellence in five years. No other • Art / Music / PE / Drama f (615)833-3680 The Symphonic Band was also the Middle Tennessee middle school • Aftercare / Summer Programs only middle school band playing band has done better. level IV music that received an The Bellevue Middle School Band www.montessoriacad.org overall Superior rating from all four Program is under the direction of judges. Soar academically Paul Waters.
  • 3. 3 Small Business More Americans Turning Their Passions Into Successful Businesses If you’ve got a hobby, or even just a According to Kardashian, some of the vision, it doesn’t take much to turn your most important steps to turning your dream into an online business that can own passion into starting your business provide extra income or even a backup include: plan in the event of a job loss. * Find your passion first. In fact, LegalZoom.com, the nation’s Needless to say, passion is not the leading online legal document and only thing you need to be successful in filing service, saw a 19 percent jump starting a business. You will also need * Learn from others. founder and chairman of LegalZoom. in customers forming limited liability lots of motivation and patience. But Check with similar companies and “Whether it’s forming a corporation, companies (LLCs) in the fourth quarter passion is essential as it will help you speak to other professionals who LLC, or even filing a DBA, LegalZoom. of 2008 (compared to the year before), stay focused and keep moving without com offers entrepreneurs the best online have experience in the industry. Most even while the economy as a whole giving up easily. resource for learning about different entrepreneurs are open to sharing their shrank 3.8 percent. Celebrities are even business structures and then starting the joining the trend. * Make sure there is a demand for the experiences and advice with those who business online.” business. won’t directly compete with them. This is When Kim Kardashian, one of the a crucial initial step in determining your For more information and to find most stylish celebrities in Hollywood, Do research to determine the demand own likelihood of success. the necessary legal forms to start your started ShoeDazzle.com, she turned to for products or services from comparable business, visit LegalZoom.com. businesses. You will find it helpful to “LegalZoom.com makes it easy and LegalZoom.com to help her take her see how quickly related businesses have affordable for entrepreneurs like Kim Courtesy of ARAcontent passion for fashion and turn it into a been able to grow. to start a business,” says Brian Liu, co- thriving online business. DENISE FULL CUSTOM SERVICE. PERFECT FIT. TEL 615.225.7066 www.custom tbookkeeping.com FAX 615.662.3641 Advanced Certi ed QuickBooks® ProAdvisor
  • 4. 4 Wednesday. Meet at the Medical Center North shuttle 12:00 pm Chance to win $5,000! drop-off at noon, rain or shine (if it rains we walk in the Centennial Park , 2525 West End Reverse Draw & Silent Auction April 20th tunnels). Two groups will be led by Health Plus each week, Avenue, Nashville Hosted by Chafin’s Barn one for fast paced walkers and one for slower walkers. March for Babies, the March Sponsored by Exchange Club of Belleuve Contact Lori Cowan at 343-6576 with questions. No pre- of Dimes largest fundraiser, Fundraising Event for Child Abuse Prevention registration required. raises money to help all babies Exchange Club of Bellevue once again in partnership with be born healthy. Sign up and Chafin’s Barn is hosting an evening of fun fundraising April 16 - 23 fundraise, and then come out to help raise money for the prevention of child abuse. Nashville Film Festival to celebrate with thousands of There will be door prizes and of course, the chance to Regal Green Hills Stadium 16 Nashville residents who care win a grand prize of $5,000 or $2500 for second prize Green Hills Mall about the health of our smallest or $1,000 for third prize. Admission is $50 and dinner citizens! March for Babies is a family-friendly event - bring will be provided April 16 the kids out for a short walk along with the chance to win one of many prizes such Canine Good Citizen Training followed by live entertainment, as spa treatments, evening out at restaurants like the 6:00 pm (repeats weekly on Thursdays until May face painting, food and drinks Palm or Sperry’s or even overnight stays at some of the 14, 2009). TN State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, and other fun activities. Stroller finest area Nashville. and pet friendly. hotels like Opryland. Please contact Sheri Weiner, Canine Good Citizen Training will take place every President of the Exchange Club for raffle tickets or more Thursday for seven weeks in Shed 4 at the Tennessee State April 20 in the door and access systems industry. Thousands information: 615-673-6100 Fairgrounds. Contact Laurie Green for more information at Preschool Story Time: The Nature Circle of dealers attend each year. Workshops. Exhibits. (615) 474-8390. Cost: $50/Seven Week Session Golf. Motorcycle Poker Run. Spouses activities. 10:00 am - 11:00 am (Monday) (repeats weekly on Dont miss it. Mondays). Long Hunter State Park, Route 1 Hobson High Performers… April 17 Pike, Hermitage, TN. Extraordinary Women! Acupuncture - What is it and how can it help? “The Nature Circle” is an interactive group made up of April 24 Nashville Ballet Premiere of Carmina Burana Professional Coaching Group 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Friday) nature-themed stories, puppets, songs, and crafts for ages Program duration: 6 weeks/6 sessions, 90 mins each session Vanderbilt University - 2201 West End Avenue, Nashville. 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item (examples: 7 PM. Tennessee State Museum, Nashville. Dayani Center Conference Room. Event details at favorite book, stuffed animal, or photograph) that relates The performances run: Friday, April 24 at 7:30 PM. Date/Time: Thursdays at 8am-9:30am weekly Vanderbilt.edu to each week’s theme. The group, which meets every Saturday April 25 at 7:30 PM. Sunday, April 26 at First session to be April 23rd, 2009 ----------------------------------- Monday at 10 a.m., is intended to develop and nurture 2:00 PM. All Performances are at TPAC in Jackson Location: Avenue Bank Green Hills – Conference Room children’s love of nature. Admission is free. 2910 Hobson Hall. Cost: Tickets range from $19.50 - $72.50 with Vanderbilt Men’s Baseball Cost: $395 Pike, Hermitage. For more info, call 615-885-2422. special “student rush” tickets available day-of-show April 17:Alabama Executive Coaches are for $12.50. Groups of 10 or more receive a pair of May 14: Tennessee Christie Vaughn, MBA, ACCC and Sawrie Becker, M.S.E. April 21 tickets free AND discounted rates. Call 297-2966 Hawkins Field , 2600 Jess Neely Drive, Nashville. Come ext. 10 for group tickets. * [Tickets] Buy tickets at For more details, visit Cartoon Drawing Class support the Vanderbilt Commodores baseball team as they TicketsNow.com www.alocgroup.com/womenscoaching take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in this three game SEC 3:30 pm. Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Center for the or call 615.269.6004 series! Cost $7/Ticket Arts, 110 West College Street ----------------------------------- Murfreesboro, TN. Enjoy an evening of professional baseball! Nashville Sounds Herschel Greer Stadium 534 Chestnut Street Friday Night Adrenaline Drags 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm (Friday) Nashville Superspeedway, 4847 F-McCrary Road. Lebanon, TN. Single Event - $20 Competitors / $5 Spectators / $10 Show & Shine / $25 Competitor Show Students will learn how to draw people, animals, and creatures from their imagination. By the end of the class students will have created a whole group of Sudoku Answers on page 14 Nashville, TN 37203 characters and their own comic & Shine / $10 Buy Back (First Round of elimination only) book. Available to students ages Cost: Free/Children 12 and UnderSeason Passes (Available 8 to 12. In Advance: $6/General Admission, $10/Reserved through April 17, 2009) $210/Competitors $49/Spectators. Gameday: $8/General Admission, $12/Reserved ENTRANCE GATE WILL ACCEPT CASH ONLY Visit www.nashvillesounds.com April 21-25 April 18 International Garage Door Association Expo 2009 Tuesdays at the Cottage, a nondenominational bible study, Music in the Vines: Art Four Sale Gaylord Opryland Resort will now have two study times available for women – 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Convention Center, 2800 8:00am and 9:30am, both on Tuesdays. Tuesdays at Arrington Vineyards and Winery Opryland Drive, Nashville. the Cottage meets every Tuesday at The Cottage Café, 6211 Patton Road, Arrington, TN 37014 The International Door 162 Belle Forest Circle, in Bellevue. Each study lasts Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy a bottle of our wine and Association (IDA) primary one hour and is open to anyone. The 9:30am study will take in a relaxed evening of music. Feel free to listen mission is to provide programs begin on April 21st. Childcare is available for $5.00, casually as you catch up with friends and family here at and services to door and access courtesy of Stay ‘N Play in Bellevue and is free for any the rolling hillsides of Arrington Vineyards. Tables are systems dealers, for the express first-timers to the study. Reservations are not needed. available on a first come, first serve basis, but feel free to purpose of enhancing their The studies are ongoing and can be visited at anytime. bring your own blanket or outdoor folding chairs. value and professionalism. For more information, please contact Lisa Kinakin at Door and access systems 615 456-2653 April 19 dealers sell, install and service Concert by Seth Glier at Bluebird Cafe - Sunday Writers a vast array of products April - May 27 Night including Residential Doors Walking Wednesdays 8pm - Bluebird Cafe - 4104 Hillsboro Road, Nashville. and Operators Commercial 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (Wednesday) Nashville’s great acoustic Writer’s Night Doors and Operators Fire Vanderbilt University - 2201 West End Avenue, Doors Gates. The International -------------------------------- Nashville. Nashville March for Babies Garage Door Exposition is the Join Health Plus for eight weeks of 30 minute walks each premiere educational event
  • 5. 5 the Wagon. Cost: $30/Person 4 tickets for $100 Ongoing Event: Bellevue Chamber Monthly Luncheon Meeting with Guest Speaker May 2 59th Annual Strawberry Festival Chamber of Commerce, Lebanon, TN Changing Lives With Every 3rd Thursday of the Month Location: The Meadows 8044 Coley Davis Rd, Nashville, TN 37221 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM A celebration of small town life with hayrides, ice cream, exhibits, food vendors, and delicious strawberries. Links Event details at TNVacation.com! ------------------------------- Healthy Chocolate Nashville Children’s Theatre Spring Festival 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Saturday) Saturday, May 16 Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton Street, By Katrin Keiningham showing that it reduces inflammation, 32nd Annual Bellevue Community Picnic Nashville. 36.1550316 -86.769017 Bellevue’s Red Caboose Park A free family event featuring a number of entertainers. lowers high blood pressure and bad 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM There will be performances on an outdoor stage, as well cholesterol, unclogs arteries, and even Special Grand Marshal is Joe Elmore, Host of the Emmy as other activities and food vendors. Expected participants: Did you know? The cocoa bean is the helps weight loss, just to name a few. Award Winning “Tennessee Crossroads” Bill Crosby Music, Playing by Air, Youth Speaks, Nashville healthiest vegetable, with the highest Symphony, Howard Pink and his Musical Garden Hoses Astounding! and Nashville Public Library’s Wishing Chair Productions number of antioxidants found in a plant. Enjoy this fun afternoon either before or after you attend . For 100g of raw cocoa, you would You won’t find Xocai in the retail store. April 25 The Country Music Marathon NCT’s production of Still Life with Iris. In case of poor have to eat 48 pounds of tomatoes to MXI decided to go through independent weather, Spring Festival events will be moved inside. 7:00 am - 4:00 pm (Saturday) Nashville, TN ---------------------------------- get the same amount of antioxidants! distributors instead. Putting the product This is for The Country Music Marathon and takes place on a shelf couldn’t possibly do it justice. along the entire Race Course... Terry Lee Bolton’s Stage Warner Parks Children’s Picnic Really. Obviously, we are not talking will be on Davidson Street At The Shelby Park Entrance 10:00 am - 1:00 pm (Saturday) candy here. What you need is a cold- Because of its amazing health benefits, Warner Park Nature Center, 7311 Highway 100, just past South 14 Street in Nashville. Nashville. pressed chocolate product, without any a word of mouth approach by satisfied ---------------------- Creatively Fit for Life Bring your whole family for music and nature-related artificial additives or bad fats and sugars. consumers is the best way of marketing fun and games. Clowns, hikes, arts and crafts, face for any great product. Since the world 10:30 am - 12:30 pm (Saturday) painting, and a fabulous silent auction are just a few of Currently, there is only one product out Nashville Public Library, 615 Church Street, Nashville. the highlights. Families may pack their own picnic or there: Xocai, the world’s only Healthy loves chocolate – and health issues are Whitney Ferré, author of The Artist Within: A Guide to purchase picnic lunches during the event. This event is abundant these days – over 100,000 Becoming Creatively Fit, conducts “creativity workouts” free and open to the public with a suggested donation Chocolate. The company, MXI, has using paint, collage, “scribbling” and collaborative of $5 per person up to $20 per family. Reservations are a patent for cold-pressing the cocoa, people have already partnered with MXI exercises designed to access the “right brain voice” and not required for this event. Cost: Suggested donation $5/ to spread the word about Xocai. Over empower and create change. Bring a sketchbook; all child or $20/family keeping all nutrients intact. And it’s other materials will be supplied. Space is limited and delicious! a 1000 people join every week, some registration is required. Contact Liz Coleman at 862-5804 x6092 to register. May 2 - 3 Science calls cocoa nature’s most potent just as customers to get the chocolate Bill Goodman’s Gun & Knife Show at wholesale, others to grow a business TN State Fairgrounds, 625 Smith Avenue, Nashville superfood, with over 300 identifiable April 28 Guns of all kinds, Shotguns, Rifles, Handguns. Holsters for themselves, a great Plan B in this MTSU Blue Raiders V Belmont ingredients. One of the most important economy. and Gun Cases. Gun Parts and Manuals. Ammo and 6:00 pm (Tuesday) Reese Smith Field - Middle Tennessee Reloading Equipment. Modern & Custom knives. Knife ingredients of cocoa seems to be the State University, Murfreesboro. tickets: $6.00 Sharpening.Military & Civil War items, Camouflage and Do you love chocolate, and want to epicatechins. Professor Hollenberg from -------------- Hunting Gear. Gun Repairs and Gunsmith on-site. CCW Harvard Medical School told in an learn how it can benefit your health? Lipscomb Men’s Baseball vs. Vanderbilt Training and Classroom Information.Event details at 6:00 pm (Tuesday) TechWeb.com interview with “Chemical & Industry”, Or are you interested in earning $500- Lipscomb University, 1301 Granny White Pike, March 12th, 2007 that $5000 a month or more with your own Nashville, TN. May 3 Xocai Healthy Chocolate business? Come support the Lipscomb Bisons baseball team as they Cinco De Mayo Festival & 5K Fun Run “…the epicatechin… should be included Call 615-500-8525 or send an email take on the Vanderbilt Commodores! Cost: $4/Ticket, $2/ 5:00 pm. ICON in the Gulch, 600 Twelfth Kids 13 to 18, Free for children under 13 in the vitamin classification. The health to Katrin@IWantMyChocolate.com. Nashville, TN. Event Details at Active.com benefits of epicatechin are so striking that Mention this article as reference. April 29 it may rival penicillin and anesthesia in Howe Wildflower 40th Anniversary Celebration ONGOING EVENTS terms of importance to public health… You can contact Certified Nutritional 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum, 1200 Forrest Park Drive Nashville Tennessee The Civil War and Reconstruction epicatechin could potentially get rid of Consultant Katrin Keiningham for Tennessee State Museum - Ongoing Come celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Howe Garden 4 of the 5 most common diseases in the any dietary tips, health concerns Tickets: Free Admission Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am- with a brief lecture and a tour of the Wildflower Garden. or inquiry about Xocai Healthy Gingersnaps and lemonade will be served after the tour 5:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm Tennessee State Museum Western World.” and before the program in the Wildflower Garden. 505 Deaderick Street Nashville, TN 37243 Chocolate by emailing her at Katrin@ ----------------------------------- The University of Utah just concluded IWantMyChocolate.com. Nutrition The First Tennesseans an independent medical study on Xocai, April 30 Tennessee State Museum consultation by Appointments only. Taste of Spring 09 benefiting Prevent Child Abuse Ongoing - Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee Tennessee through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Thursday) years ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the Farmer’s Market , 900 Eighth Avenue North Mississippian people, and ending with the ascendancy of Nashville, TN. such modern tribes as the Cherokee and Chickasaw. The Taste of Spring 2009 is a Wine Tasting event to support museum even has a display of bones from a mastodon Prevent Child Abuse of Tennessee (PCAT). Join Us for that roamed Tennessee 10,000 years ago.Tickets: Free an evening of wine, beer, hors d’oeuvres, bluegrass and Admission Tennessee State Museum 505 Deaderick a silent auction.Entertainment will be provided by Off Street Nashville. -------------------------------- Live Lunch at Stillwaters Cafe Stillwaters Cafe 1207 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37207 LIVE LUNCH at Stillwaters features LIVE JAZZ every Tuesday and Thursday from noon until 2 pm for lunch patrons. Featuring a variety of local artists including John Birdsong, Jerry Krahn, Chris Kent and Mel Deal . For more information, call 329-3207.
  • 6. 6 Recipe Help! I’m Shrinkin’ Great Dinners Start on the Grill Dinnertime is a lot more fun as the grilling season gets under way and aromas of sizzling or nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle with a Southwest seasoning blend (or salt, pepper When Food Is the Drug food fill the air. In fact, there’s a good case cumin and oregano) and head for the grill. to make for cooking the whole dinner on the Many marinades and rubs are added before By Dr. Steve Olivas sort of way), that they grill. grilling so that the foods and flavorings will can – literally – will This time of year, supersweet corn from really bond. But freshly chopped herbs such as themselves to vomit. Florida ranks high on the list of delectable parsley or basil are best added after grilling the How many of you enjoy They reach a point grillables -- and, like grilling, corn on the cob corn with just a light coating of oil -- that way, eating? I sure do. Throw whereby they no longer is just plain fun. they’ll stay fresh and green. When a marinade a trail of Doritos in front like barbecue sauce might burn, basting at the need to mechanically Ready for the Grate of me, and I’ll follow you manipulate to trigger Some cooks grill corn ears in their husks. But halfway point is the right choice. home! the gag reflex. Cheryl and Bill Jamison, authors of “The Big Grill Once, Eat Twice But imagine a life where The second is Book of Outdoor Cooking and Entertaining,” As long as you’re grilling, why not cook you had to constantly prefer to “flame sear” ears stripped of their extra? Serve corn on the cob tonight and overuse of laxatives. monitor your eating habits We have had clients husks. “You get a much deeper taste,” they refrigerate the leftover ears. The next night, and the way your mood say. Their basic recipe calls for basting the ears scrape off the nicely caramelized kernels drives your eating. For who will eat Ex-Lax with melted butter as they grill over a medium and toss with a few other ingredients for a by the bar. fire. At the end comes a sprinkle of flaky sea distinctive salsa to go with your leftover grilled somebody suffering with – or in recovery from - Lastly is compulsive salt. While the corn is cooking, throw chicken chicken, pork or other protein. exercise. This is the breasts, steak, pork tenderloin or sausages on The Jamisons suggest combining the grilled Bulimia, this is precisely the fire. Everything will be done at about the the case. one that tends to hit kernels with diced red bell pepper, red onion the males, too. And it same time. and a bit of corn oil. They flavor the salsa with True, Anorexia (i.e., is dangerous because One easy idea from Diane Morgan, author of lime juice and salt and, just before serving, NOT eating) is a far more spectacular exercise is actually reinforced by society, “Dressed to Grill: “Rub corn ears with a basting fold in diced avocado. illness. But it is much rarer than sauce like her zesty Hotlips Chili Butter (recipe unlike vomiting or laxatives. You get a Grilled corn kernels can be used in lots of Bulimia and a whole lot easier to spot. pat on the back for exercising, thus below) and grill them alongside skewered other ways. Sprinkle them into salads or soups, Bulimia is not so much about weight; chicken and bell pepper chunks. Then relax and making it more deeply entrenched. or add to shrimp or chicken salad destined so folks struggling with it tend to keep chat while dinner takes care of itself. But what makes this compulsion for a wrap. their suffering off the radar screen. In Dual-use Rubs and Marinades Supersweet Corn Care other words, they physically look like different from normal healthy exercise There’s no end to the marinades, slathers, everyone else. Also, while boys can is a “hafta” that emerges. In Bulimics, Supersweet corn from Florida is in markets the “hafta” is a number. Like, the basting sauces and rubs that make corn and until June. Today, you may find corn in or struggle with eating disorders, this is other meal components taste fabulous. For out of the husk with kernels of yellow, white a category that affects girls and young number of miles I HAFTA run before instance, whip up a Greek-style marinade or both (bi-color) -- all of it has the same women at a far higher rate. I can get off the treadmill… or, the of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, garlic and deliciously sweet flavor. Make sure you store number of calories I HAFTA burn before oregano -- brush the mixture on skewers of the corn in your refrigerator to keep it fresh To b e g i n , B u l i m i a i s t y p i c a l l y I quit the Stairmaster… or, the number pork chunks, corn rounds and zucchini that and sweet. For information on how to keep associated with “binging” (force feeding, of minutes I HAFTA do aerobics before very conveniently add up to a meal. your corn fresh, visit FreshSuperSweetCorn. gorging) and “purging” (absolving your I can stop. For a great chicken and corn dinner, coat com/storage. self of the guilt, expelling, removing). That is something of a misnomer, The binge and purge – or just the cutlets and ears with melted butter, olive oil because not all Bulimics will binge. The purge – becomes the mechanism used to manage bad feelings and anxiety. In Corn and Pork Skewers common denominator is in the purge. As an aside, there is a stand-alone other words, the rituals become the dam she builds in her mind to hold back the Serves 4 garlic, salt and “Binge Eating Disorder.” Folks with river of yuck she feels up there. Ingredients pepper. Add pork this problem also have mood-driven and vegetables; eating without the ability to monitor Treatment is a long process, and needs 3 ears fresh supersweet corn, husked toss to coat. Let themselves or stop when they feel they to be handled in a manner similar to 12 ounces pork tenderloin or boneless, stand for 10 need to… but without the purging. treating an addiction. But as I mentioned cooked chicken breasts minutes at room in the introduction, an alcoholic can But if a Bulimic does binge, the avoid booze - the Bulimic cannot 2 small zucchini temperature. On amount eaten can be almost Biblical. avoid food. Rather than shun food, a eight (10- to 2 small sweet red bell peppers 12-inch) metal I’ll spare you stories I have heard Bulimic needs to re-learn how to use it 1/4 cup olive oil skewers, loosely through the years, but suffice it to appropriately. thread pork and say that a binge is less about an extra 2 tablespoons lemon juice cheeseburger at McDonald’s, and more I could go on… but to find out vegetables. Grill more information, contact the Eating 4 teaspoons oregano or broil, turning about sitting down with a cheesecake and a spoon. Disorders Coalition of Tennessee. You 2 teaspoons chopped garlic occasionally, can reach them at (615) 831-9838. 1 teaspoon salt until meat is And after the binge comes the purge. cooked through, eight to 10 minutes. If desired, Again, for some Bulimics the purge And I’ll gladly accept Dorito donations, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper serve with salad greens. Pork and vegetables c/o the paper. Cool Ranch, if you don’t can exist independent of binging. There can also be cooked “unskewered” on a grill are currently three popular methods of mind. Directions: rack or broiler pan, for eight to 10 minutes, purging. turning often. Preheat grill or broiler. With a large, sharp First is the most efficient and still You may email Steve for knife, cut corn in 2-inch pieces and the pork, For more delicious grilled corn recipes, visit the most popular – induced vomiting. questions or comments at zucchini and bell peppers in 1-inch pieces. In a www.FreshSuperSweetCorn.com/recipes. Some Bulimics can get so good at dr.steve.o@hotmail.com large bowl, combine oil, lemon juice, oregano, Courtesy of ARAcontent vomiting (to think about it in a disturbed
  • 7. 7 Hickman Happenings If you think there’s nothin’ right. I was absolutely taken back ‘Tis the season for lots and lots happenin’ in Hickman County…. when I walked in to this place! I of yard sales. I love to go to these listen up!! thought it would be a quaint little to see what everyone is selling and place with a few odds and ends, sometimes you can really get a great and was I ever wrong. There are deal. Just remember to please be five rooms of fabulous items from careful as you pull off the side of By Colleen Ray toys and children’s items to prom or the road to park. Make sure you I trust that you all had a blessed bridal accessories, jewelry, artwork, signal before stopping, be sure to Easter. He Is Risen, indeed! There clothing, urns and vases, garden pull completely off the road and were a lot of egg hunts going on objects and more. The selections are LOOK before opening your car door and I’m sure the kids had a great amazing and the prices even better! to get out. We want everyone to time searching for the treasures… Stop by and say hello to the owner, have the opportunity to enjoy their not that the parents didn’t enjoy Debra Pruett and tell her I sent you! purchases! watching the little angels and You won’t be disappointed! Don’t forget about the Skirmish sharing about it when I’m up in my remembering when they were Four young men will receive the of Centerville on the Duck River, old Yankee stomping grounds! Just children, too. coveted Eagle Scout award on April sponsored by the Sons of Confederate spending a week up North confirms Well as spring is in process, I’ve 26th. Troup 772 scouts Chet Brown, Veterans Col. Jack Moore Camp that we made the right decision noticed that there are some new Steven Ferrell, Tommy Martin and #559 and the Ladies Auxiliary of when choosing Centerville as home! and exciting businesses cropping Shane Morgan will be honored at Confederate Belles on April 25-26. Thanks for sharing it with us! up all around our area. Thought I’d 2:00 pm at the Centerville Church All events are FREE to the public, take a minute to tell you about one of Christ fellowship hall. A potluck but be sure to bring a chair. For more Don’t forget, your input is very that I found in my recent travels. supper will follow. These young information call 931-670-5541. helpful to me, so call me at (931) 729- The name of the shop is “Unique men are to be commended for the 7068 or email me at raynbow53@ I have been away this past week and Gifts Galore” and it is located accomplishment of achieving the bellsouth.net to share your tidbits rank of Eagle Scout. Kudos guys! want you to know that it is good to and tales. God Bless you and I’ll on Highway 100 just before the be home! I miss this place and love be talking to ya’ll! intersection of Route 46, on the Hickman County’s An Invitation One Student Athletes of the Week Week Pass Restrictions Apply Hickman County High School East Hickman County High School Tabitha Beard A senior at Hickman County High School, Tabitha earned a 4.0 GPA and will serve as Valedictorian for Tyler Hicks Tyler is a senior at East Hickman County High School and graduates Take Your this year’s graduating class. While at Hickman County High School, with an overall average of 90%, a Tabitha finished in the top two in both 3.11 GPA, and ranking 30th of 127 District and Regional competitions, graduating students. Tyler has played qualifying her to compete at the basketball for 3 years, his Freshman, State level for two years where she Sophomore and Senior years. This placed 11th her Junior year and 12th year he played point guard and was her Senior year. An avid golfer and named MVP of the team. During his Out on us! a four-year member of the golf team for Hickman, she received a golf Senior year he also played tennis. His scholarship to Austin Peay where she will attend in the fall, plans are to continue his education, but where she will study Radiology with a focus on Ultra Sound. at press time was undecided which school he would attend. Plans as low as $29.99 Family plans as low as $54.99 Newly renovated childcare 7062 Highway 70 South Nashville, TN 37221 615.662.8989 www.boostfitclub.com
  • 8. 8 Providing the vaccinations YOU need to stay healthy for work, school, world travel and everyday life! Children Are Travel Vaccines Simple blood tests -12 injections for energy skin tests Motivation Behind Pneumonia vaccine Tetanus/Diphtheria boosters Zostavax (Shingles) Gardasil (HPV) Yellow Fever Fall/Winter Flu shots “Green” Business Walk in! No appointment needed except for Yellow Fever. Continued from page 1 conservation. These experts conduct FREE Employee Wellness Clinics for groups of 10 or more! audits and show homeowners where they sheer volume of information and choices are wasting resources and then provide www.SHOTSetc.com can be overwhelming.” solutions for reducing consumption. 7648 Hwy 70 South #15 Nashville, TN. 37221 615-469-7413 What Biller found from her own Other services include consultation and experience is that going green doesn’t workshops on indoor air quality, green have to mean a drastic change in lifestyle decorating, composting, green proofing — and it can be a big money-saver, for baby and more. especially when reducing the amount of Biller has also thoroughly researched energy consumed. and become quite passionate about “People have been aware of recycling sharing the dangers of volatile organic for quite awhile, and may think they’re compounds (VOCs) found in paints and being green because they do it. Recycling finishes, as well as the use of cloth diapers certainly helps, but it’s just one of the versus disposables. ‘three R’s.’ We tend to forget about “I’m getting ready to put a the other two — reduce newborn in a room with fresh and re-use — but these paint,” she points out. “Why can have the greatest would I want to endanger my impact, both on the children by using paint that environment and emits low level toxins into financially.” the air for years?” She says As the mother that most of the major paint of a young and manufacturers now carry low- growing family, Biller and no-VOC paints in almost also wanted to share every shade as traditional paints, information about green and are only slightly more decorating because there expensive. are so many toxins found Green Proof Your Home can in everyday materials help parents and parents-to-be like paint, furniture and with this type of information, textiles. along with resources for furniture “What I discovered made from sustainable wood, when talking to other eco-friendly carpets and curtains, people is that they just got overwhelmed and other environmentally friendly and with doing the research. I started Green safe products for baby and family. Proof Your Home to hold their hands “We come with the attitude of ‘here’s through the process of going green,” what’s out there and here are some she says. choices’ — clients may not want to do Services include two levels of everything all at once. We don’t want consultation. The basic is a 90-minute to advise people to do anything to the walk -through of the client’s home and the detriment of their enjoyment of their development of a customized plan that homes and lifestyles. We just want to fits the lifestyle they want, and includes provide the information to make the a starter kit filled with reusable shopping best individual choices, and show that bags, several eco-friendly household it actually can be simple to incorporate cleaners, recycled paper towels and trash going green into your life. bags, compact florescent lightbulbs “Green isn’t just for hippies any more (CFLs), a recycling guide and further — it’s hip,” Biller continues. “It’s good information. for you and good for our future. It’s not The “greener” level is for those who just a fad.” are already eco-conscious and want to To learn more about Green Proof Your go to the next step. This includes the Home, visit www.greenproofyourhome. services of partners who are professionals com or call 615-829-9440. with expertise in energy and water
  • 9. 9 Fashion Lifestyles Wardrobe Recycling Tips A Home Improvement for a Tough Economy Project that Saves Big In harsh economic times, fashion is a luxury often sacrificed to save money. for a fresh look that is comfortably slouchy and undeniably sexy. Pair a men’s v-neck Money on Taxes Even with many boutiques and department undershirt with cuffed jeans and a chunky stores advertising sales, it is difficult necklace for an ultra-feminine accent. Wouldn’t it be nice if adding style, residential garage door, installed on an to justify spending money on clothing curb appeal and energy efficiency to insulated garage. Head-to-Toe Chic when the cost of food and living is rising your home actually saved you money? * The door must have a U-factor equal steeply. Forget your flats, wearing a cute pair In 2009 and 2010, it can. Thanks to the of shoes with a small or medium height to or less than 0.30, even if the door new 2009 stimulus legislation, American contains windows. This is why now, more than ever, is the heel will instantly lengthen the leg, flatter homeowners can earn up to a $1,500 tax time to get creative and make do with your figure and add style and glamour to * The door perimeter must have a credit for buying qualifying insulated what we already have in our closets. With any outfit. means to control air infiltration. garage doors. inexpensive additions and easy adjustments to items currently in your wardrobe, you “The key to lasting style is to start with The recent stimulus legislation * The door must be expected to remain can refresh your clothing without a fitted, basic pair of jeans in a clean, signed by President Obama on Feb..17, in service for at least five years. emptying your wallet. extends and significantly increases * The garage must be part of the Jennifer Shaw, senior design these tax credits for energy-efficient taxpayer’s principal United States director for the Signature by home improvements. Adding a new residence. garage door in 2009 or 2010 can save Levi Strauss & Co. brand homeowners money by not only helping In addition to saving money and offers these simple solutions energy, installing a new garage door for spicing up your wardrobe lower energy consumption and costs, but also by paying for itself through the tax also improves a home’s appearance on a budget: and value. The garage can comprise credit incentive. Closet Dive a third or more of your home’s front Pull out old tops, sweaters A tax credit is more valuable than appearance. A new door that is quickly, an equivalent tax deduction because a safely and correctly installed by a local and blazers you haven’t worn tax credit reduces tax dollar-for-dollar, in a while and work them back professional will differentiate your home while a deduction only decreases the and add style, value and curb appeal. into your wardrobe rotation. amount of income that is Fashion is cyclical, and you taxed. More details on never know when something the tax credit, along with will come back in style again. information about garage Add Accessories door styles and local dealer Inexpensive costume jewelry installers, can be found at adds sparkle to a basic black GarageWowNow.com, a top. Try colorful statement non-commercial Web site. necklaces -- the bigger the If your home has an better -- in bright colors or attached garage, the room naturals like cork or wood. next to the garage is often Funky vintage brooches and the coldest room in the bauble rings also steal the winter. Cold air in the show. winter, and warm air in the Even in today’s tough economic times, Belt it Out summer, can enter the house through the replacing your garage door with a new garage, increasing the amount of energy upscale model can boost the resale value Clothes too big and baggy? the home needs for heating and cooling. Change the shape of a frumpy of your home. A recent online survey Insulated garage doors not only make a revealed that 71 percent of homeowners old sweater by adding a thin noticeable difference in the temperature belt around your waist. This will liven up who recently replaced their garage door dark wash,” Shaw says. “Jeans with a of a home, but now can also save you believe it definitely increased the value the sweater while complimenting your boot-cut leg opening look great on all money off the bottom line of your figure. of their home. different body types and the cut is classic income taxes. Layer it On and timeless. 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Visit www. whopping 30 percent of the cost of each images of new garage doors that have clothes while still keeping you warm. signaturebylevistrauss.com for more product and $1,500 over the lifetime of dramatically changed the appearance My Boyfriend’s Back information. the tax credit periods (2009 and 2010). of homes. Courtesy of ARAcontent To be eligible for the tax credit: Borrow clothes from the man in your life Courtesy of ARAcontent * The door must be an insulated
  • 10. 10 Boomer’s First New Treatment in More Than 40 Years Available for Hyperuricemia in Patients with Gout An estimated 5.1 million Americans suffer from gout, and it is the most common type of inflammatory arthritis in men over age 40. For these sufferers, a new medicine is now available to help treat an underlying condition of gout. Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved ULORIC(R) (febuxostat) 40-mg and 80-mg tablets, a once-daily oral medication for the chronic management of hyperuricemia in patients with gout. ULORIC is the first new treatment for this condition in more than 40 years, and it may provide patients and physicians with another option to meet unmet medical needs. “Gout is a chronic condition that requires long- term management with a doctor, not just at the time of a painful flare,” says Dr. Zorba Paster, clinical professor, department of family medicine, University skin, known as tophi. Approximately of Wisconsin-Madison. “With anti- 90 percent of all patients experience hyperuricemic therapy, like ULORIC, gout in their big toe at some point patients can help decrease uric acid during the course of their disease. levels in the blood and manage their However, gout can occur in other parts hyperuricemia, which is one of the of the body, including, but not limited underlying causes of gout.” to, insteps, ankles, knees, heels, wrists, Hyperuricemia is a condition elbows and fingers. in which uric acid levels become ULORIC can help lower and maintain elevated in the blood. Uric acid is an serum uric acid levels to less than 6 end-product created when the body mg/dL, which experts recognize is a metabolizes substances called purines, target level in the treatment of chronic which are part of all human tissue and gout. It is important to speak with your many foods, such as shellfish, meats, healthcare professional about various beans and alcoholic beverages. When treatment options and any lifestyle too much uric acid builds up in the modifications necessary for managing blood, needle-like crystals of uric acid your uric acid levels and gout. can form and collect in the joints and/ Learn more about gout and or soft tissue. hyperuricemia by visiting www.gout. As the disease progresses, people com. with gout may develop large deposits of Courtesy of ARAcontent crystallized uric acid visible under the
  • 11. 11 Tech Talk Digital Upgrade Delay Means More Time to Tackle TV Accessories Have you been glued to the TV alternative to spending on entertainment designed specifically for audio/video for flat-panel TVs, including many this year, watching the economic outside the home. equipment. full-motion mounts that tilt, swivel crisis evolve, much as your great- If you decide to invest in a new TV, The features of Sanus’ furniture make and extend away from the wall for grandparents huddled around the radio you have more options than simply it easier to store AV components in limitless viewing angle options. Some during the Great Depression? Keeping setting it on top of a TV stand or cabinet. the cabinets, and a convection cooling of the company’s most popular models up with the news is more important And if your $3,000 high-definition, system upholds the quality of the include the VisionMount MF215 for than ever when times are tough, and wide-screen plasma TV is perched atop components so they don’t overheat and medium TVs and the VisionMount today many Americans turn to TV as a $15 plastic crate, it may be a good time become damaged. The furniture is also VMAA26 for large TVs. People their primary source of news. to upgrade your accessories. constructed to improve audio quality looking for an advanced, even more And while many people are cutting by virtually eliminating resonance high-tech option might like Sanus’ “The possibilities are really endless VisionMount LA112 automated wall back on unnecessary expenses like thanks to innovations in the technology from audio systems. The cabinets have vacations and luxury items, most flexibility built into them such as deep mount, which lets the viewer adjust available to support these TVs,” says the TV angle with a remote control of us still view television as an Jim Wohlford, vice president and adjustable shelves to accommodate essential source of current news and the varying sizes of AV components. and preset favorite angles for frequent general manager of Sanus Systems, a use. cheap entertainment. With Congress’ manufacturer of audio video furnishings, Every component in your system recent decision to delay the switch mounts and accessories. will have multiple cables. Generous Not sure how you want to put your to digital until June 12, Americans cable management channels in the TV on display? Go to www.sanus.com will have more time to upgrade to Prefer a more traditional look? Rather Foundations furniture hide all cables for even more ideas. Sanus Systems digital technology if they still have than just setting your new TV on a for a clean appearance. products are available at thousands an analog set. And many with digital dresser or TV stand, dress up your of retail locations nationwide. A store living space with a piece from the If you prefer a contemporary look, TVs may view upgrading their home the Sanus VisionMount line offers locator is available on the Web site. entertainment as a cost-effective Sanus Component AV Foundations line. Sanus furniture looks fantastic and is a variety of wall mounting options Courtesy of ARAcontent
  • 12. 12 Medicare is NOT Councilman’s Corner Long Term Care By Charlie Tygard place to live, work and play. I would encourage Often I’m asked, “Does Medicare disabling conditions. each citizen to take a cover nursing home care?” Long term care insurance policies Next week, the good look in the mirror The answer: Yes and no. are sold separately from Medicare or Bellevue Exchange Club and ask yourself if you After a minimum hospital stay of Medicare related health plans. I have has invited new Metro are involved in making 3 days, Medicare will cover skilled heard it said by those in the field the best School Superintendent Bellevue a better place nursing care for up to 100 days time to buy long term care insurance Dr. Jesse Register to than you first experienced for treatment related to the initial is NOW. The worst time to purchase a speak to both us and the and encourage each of admission. A patient must be certified policy is when you actually need one! community at-large on you to become more by a physician that he/she requires daily If you do not have a policy, you various topics relating to active. skilled care like intravenous injections can privately pay for the services in the school system at our or physical therapy. The coverage a facility or in the home. There are once a month Monday I also get a large includes semi-private room, meals, many companies available that charge night meeting (Monday, number of calls about skilled nursing, rehabilitative care, and an hourly or daily rate. If you cannot April 13th) at 6:00 pm at the Harpeth the Exchange Clubs Community other related services and supplies. Day privately pay, you may need to apply Valley Elementary School cafeteria. Cleanup and More days that were 1-20 Medicare pays all of the cost of for government assistance. In addition, the Bellevue Exchange held several times last year. The care per benefit period. Days 21-100 The state Medicaid program can first scheduled date this year will Club will be providing dinner (grilled there is a daily charge to the patient of help pay for nursing home care. A be Saturday, June 13th. On this day, $133.50. Some Medicare Advantage hamburgers & hot dogs) to any patient must qualify both medically and interested citizen who makes a citizens serving community service plans do not require a 3-day hospital financially for assistance. Applicants hours will join with local volunteers stay and the daily co-payments could reservation at 347-7544. must contact the county Department of on general cleanup projects of our also vary with Advantage plans. Human Services or the nursing home I mention this because of the many roads. In addition, there will be paper This Medicare covered “skilled social work department may assist the issues facing our school system as it shredding of valuable documents nursing care” is not to be confused family with the application. relates to Bellevue-area students and provided by Knight Horst Shredding, with long term care. Long term care The Medicaid Waiver program allows families and the unique opportunity to along with dumpsters to discard of can be provided in the home or in a for Medicaid nursing home eligible meet with our school superintendent large trash items. Goodwill will be facility. It is defined as medical and/ patients to remain in their homes and in a small group setting. I hope that or non-medical care for a patient with there to recycle gently-used items receive limited custodial care services. many citizens will take advantage of also. And as always, the Bellevue chronic illnesses and/or disabilities. It is administered in Tennessee through this opportunity. Exchange Club will provide a meal Long term care also usually includes the regional offices of the Area Agency “custodial care” (non-medical) such as on Aging & Disability. In the Nashville This is just one of the projects that at the end of this 3 hour commitment housekeeping, meal preparation, and this civic organization provides to for our volunteers. I would encourage area, that is the Greater Nashville personal care like bathing, dressing, Regional Council, 615-255-1010. our citizens. Of course, the Bellevue citizens to go ahead and mark your and grooming. Chamber of Commerce (annual calendars – no matter whether you Thoughtful planning and consideration Long term care is NOT the same as are vital for meeting long term care picnic, beautification projects, etc), will be a volunteer or need one of the Medicare covered skilled nursing needs. the Bellevue Rotary Club (supporting these services. care. local schools, etc) and the Bellevue Skilled nursing care is a temporary Mary Beth Best Women’s Club (scholarships for As always, please feel free to service to aid in recovery from an President & Program Manager area students, projects benefiting contact me at P. O. Box 210945, illness, surgery, or injury. Long term Voice, Inc. - P.O. Box 306 area seniors, etc) also offer ample Nashville 37221 or 256-7146 (work) Pleasant View, TN 37146 care helps the patient with long term and www.myvoiceinc.com - 615-772-4288 opportunities to be involved and or 243-3295 (cell) if I can be of to make our community a better service.
  • 13. 13 Parenting Green 101 Your Child’s Math Green Proof Your Skills: An Investment Home for Baby - Part 2 That Always Pays Off Breast Feeding - Glass Bottles - Plastic Bottles You may be surprised to know that pay for an item The choice to breast feed or bottle National Institute of Environmental an investment in your child’s education Play music together doesn’t necessarily include a deposit into a feed your baby is a very personal Health Sciences, published the college savings account. Studies show that *March in a parade around the house decision. Each mother has to do following commentary: Extensive a child’s academic foundation and resulting to the beat what she feels is best for her baby New Literature Concerning Low- success is built upon skills developed as *Beat a simple pattern on a “drum” and and for herself. D o s e E ff e c t s o f B i s p h e n o l A early as kindergarten, so it’s never too early have your child copy you. Then have your Shows the Need for a New Risk to start supplementing their education. child be the leader My experience in breast feeding each of our boys was quite different. Assessment (http://www.ehponline. With so many products and programs *Sign your child up for music lessons org/docs/2005/7713/abstract.html) focused on helping your child learn to read, With our first baby, Andrew, I Play family games that require math math skills can easily be lost in the shuffle. skills really wanted to try breast feeding. Today, there are a number of BPA- While a recent study from Northwestern However, he was premature and free plastics on the market, so if you University concluded that early math *Play card games like Go Fish, Crazy wasn’t able to latch on. Instead, are shopping for bottles, make sure proficiency is the most important predictor Eights and Rummy I used a breast pump and fed him you look for the ones that are labeled for a student’s academic success, too many *Play board games like Candy Land or from a bottle. It was very time BPA-free. children in this country are behind in math Checkers or Trouble and too many parents don’t know what to consuming as I had to pump and Glass baby bottles are another time- *Try Yahtzee do to help. Parents shouldn’t ignore the role then feed him. I also developed tested alternative to polycarbonate math plays in their child’s future. One of the most innovative products mastitis (breast infection) and was created to help kids learn math is DreamBox plastic, as well as a BPA-free option. In addition to helping your child with uncomfortable most of the time, so Learning K-2 Math (www.dreambox.com). Of course, the concern with glass their assigned homework, here are a few after three months we transitioned The engaging, Web-based adventure was bottles is that they are breakable, tips to help them improve their math skills him to a formula bottle. When and build the foundation for a lifetime of developed to increase learning by placing can chip or crack. As with plastic, each child at the correct starting point and our second son, Jonah, was born I careful and regular inspections of successful learning. continuously adapting all aspects of the decided I would give it another try. the bottles is important to detect any Have fun counting experience to make sure kids are learning Thankfully he latched on right away. in a way that meets their particular learning flaws. Please make sure to recycle *Find ways to play counting games needs and preferences. I breast fed him exclusively for any scratched, cracked, or chipped during the day, such as counting the five months and then moved him to number of stairs, the number of red cars Elementary school teacher Kathleen glass bottles. you pass while driving, and the number of Marshall has been using DreamBox formula. Like most people, we used plastic bottles — not even aware or Our third child is scheduled to be spoons needed to set the table Learning K-2 Math in her classroom and recommends parents use it at home with concerned that the polycarbonate delivered on April 22nd, so we are *Have your child count the number of cookies (or slices of bread) needed for their children. “I have never before seen plastic bottles we were using could busy making our final preparations. everyone in the family to get two 30 students sit mesmerized in front of a possibly be leeching bisphenol A My plan is to give breast feeding computer screen having great fun doing another go of it, but this time, when *Cook with your child and have your child math that is appropriate for their needs,” into our baby’s food. measure the amounts for the ingredients we’re ready to transition to formula she says. “One of my English Language Over the past year, I started we will be kicking it old school and *Ask your child to find the right coins to Learner (ELL) students turned with a hearing and reading about an glowing grin and said, ‘Mrs. give glass bottles a try. endocrine disrupter known as Marshall, now I can do math!’ In the next issue (Part 3), I will I nearly cried.” bisphenol A (BPA) that is in plastic (polycarbonate) baby bottles and share more with you about other Math matters and it’s as sippy cups. BPA has been linked “green” choices that can be made important to give kids a solid for decorating your nursery and understanding of numbers to a number of health problems, as it is for them to learn including hormone disruption and children’s rooms. Till then, please how to read. Investing in obesity, and the National Toxicology feel free to write me with any all aspects of your young Program recently concluded that questions. child’s education is sure to there is “some concern for neural pay dividends throughout their journey into middle and behavioral effects” in infants school, high school and and children, given current exposure Tara Biller is founder and owner beyond. Spending time at rates to BPA. of www.greenproofyourhome.com, home counting, organizing a residential consulting service and playing math games with I immediately switched our boys designed to outline the simple your child is not only a great over to using BPA-free sippy cups. steps of going green. Please direct investment in their future, it’s The Environmental Health questions or comments to tbiller@ a great way to spend quality time together as well. Perspectives (EHP), a peer-reviewed greenproofyourhome.com journal of the United States’ Courtesy of ARAcontent
  • 14. 14 The 32nd Take your best Shot! Annual Bellevue You’re Not Alone If Community You Suffer with IBS Picnic By Kaye Ivanoff, R.N. IBS is not characterized by intestinal inflammation. It is, therefore, a much Continued from page 1 SHOTS, etc. less serious disease than ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, but because to raise funds for the many local April was first designated as of it’s prevalence as a major health community and philanthropic issue for many people, IBS education B-12 is a vitamin essential for your projects supported by the Bellevue National Irritable Bowel Syndrome brain and spinal cord (the central Awareness month in 1997. Too is vital to our health and wellbeing. Chamber of Commerce. Benefits nervous system) to function properly, often, many people erroneously use Most individuals are surprised to this becomes a serious problem for include ongoing recognition, the terms Irritable Bowel Syndrome learn they are not alone with symptoms people with IBS or IBD. advertising, promotion, and much (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel of IBS. In fact, irritable bowel more based upon your sponsorship Diseases (IBD) interchangeably. It’s syndrome (IBS) affects approximately SHOTS, etc. serves many individuals level. Important: For all advertising time to clear that up so we all know 10–20% of the general population in who have found that either because and signage opportunities, we must what we have and what we do not the United States with worldwide their diet is lacking in red meat (the have all committed sponsors by have! prevalence estimated at 9% to 23%. primary source of Vitamin B-12 in April 20th. IBS is the most common disease our food sources) or because they Inflammatory Bowel Diseases suffer with IBS or IBD, the benefit Various Sponsorship-Giving (IBD) is a broad term that describes diagnosed by gastroenterologists (doctors who specialize in medical of taking Vitamin B-12 injections Opportunities are still available conditions with chronic or recurring on a regular basis has helped them or you may customize your own. immune response and inflammation treatment of disorders of the stomach and intestines) and one of the most maintain a normal level of brain Please contact Susan Hufford at of the gastrointestinal tract. The two function. 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