Monday, April 4, 2011

4/5 Health Benefits of Maple Syrup, David Heavener, What's Your Real Age?, Paradise Ridge Winery

What's Cookin' Today Hour ONE:

Dr. Navindra Seeram Tells Us About Some New Research that Shows that Maple Syrup May Offer The Same Health Benefits We Find in Green Tea, Red Wine, Berries and Flax Seed!

New study discovers a unique combination of 51 disease-fighting anti-oxidants in Maple Syrup from Canada, more than double the amount of phytonutrients previously reported. With this wide array of anti-oxidants, maple syrup is a healthful “anti-oxidant cocktail” with great disease-fighting potential.

Navindra P. Seeram, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy in the Department of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, USA. The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers was founded in 1966 to support the interests of 10,000 maple syrup producers in the Quebec region, and is widely recognized for speaking in the name of the Canadian maple syrup industry. Canada produces 80% of the world’s pure maple syrup, 91% of which comes from Quebec. Today, Canadian maple syrup is exported to approximately 50 countries, including the U.S. which is the primary importer.

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Filmmaker David Heavener Talks About His Career!

In a 20 year career an an accomplished filmmaker, David Heavener has written, directed, produced and starred in over 30 motion pictures and has distributed hundreds more. He has worked hand in hand with such Hollywood greats as Academy Award winner Martin Landau, Academy Award nominees Tony Curtis, Sally Kirkland and Karen Black. Margot Kidder, Isaac Hayes, Marc Singer and Robert Reed are just some of the other notable celebrities to have been involved with David’s projects. Many of his movies have aired on HBO, Showtime and USA Network. He has guest-starred on NBC’s “Hunter” and “Days Of Our Lives”. He has been featured on “Entertainment Tonight” and in “Backstage West”. David’s recent film, “Dawn Of The Living Dead” was released on DVD in August and had been on Wal-Mart’s top 10 list of DVD sales for 12 consecutive weeks.

Prior to becoming a filmmaker, David started in the arts as a songwriter for Capitol Records. Christian recording artist Cristy Lane took one of his songs into the top ten on the Country charts as did Billy “Crash” Craddock. A dozen more songs penned by David have graced the country charts as well.

In addition to songwriter and filmmaker, David holds another title, Minister of Music. After serving in this capacity for the last 15 years, David has finally completed his new faith based CD which is also the soundtrack to his new TV series “Confessions Of An Exorcist”.
David, who also wrote and directed the series, plays and ex-priest who discovers that there is only one thing that can truly defeat The Devil...and that is The Blood of Christ.

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What's Cookin' Today Hour TWO:

What's Your REAL AGE? Dr. Michael Roizen Reveals America's Youngest and Oldest Cities

Dr. Roizen, co-author with Mehmet Oz, MD of best-selling YOU books, offers insight on exactly why cities fared well…or poorly! He talks about what the test uncovers and which factors make people age faster or help them stay younger longer.

Dr. Roizen is 65 calendar years old, but his RealAge is only 43.8.

The RealAge test calculates how young or old your body thinks it is compared to your chronological age, based on the latest medical, nutritional and fitness studies along with your lifestyle, genetics and medical history. After amassing results from the more than 27 million people who have taken the online assessment since its debut in 1999, RealAge is revealing its list of the youngest and oldest cities in the country.

About Dr. Michael Roizen, MD: He is the co-founder of RealAge, Inc; and Chairman of RealAge Scientific Advisory Board. He is the co-creator of the RealAge Test and he currently serves as both the chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic and the chairman of its Wellness Institute. He is board certified in internal medicine and anesthesiology and is the author of numerous books including RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? which became a New York Times #1 best-seller, was named Best Wellness Book of 1999 by Books for a Better Life Awards, and has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Dan Barwick Takes us on a Tour of Sonoma County's Paradise Ridge Winery!

Nestled on a 156-acre wine estate in the heart of Sonoma County minutes from downtown Santa Rosa, Paradise Ridge Winery offers spectacular natural vistas overlooking the Russian River Valley. Expansive decks and terraces open to panoramic landscapes, including rolling vineyards and pastoral wine country scenery. Visitors can sample exciting wines in their newly renovated tasting room. Winery guests are invited to relax and enjoy “The most beautiful view in Sonoma County”.

This stunning wine country property was discovered in 1977 by Walter Byck & Marijke Byck-Hoenselaars. The winery was founded in 1991 and is family owned & operated. Every attention to detail is personally overseen to give an exceptional and complete wine country experience.

About Dan Barwick: Dan Barwick was born in Dover, England. Since the age of 16, Dan has worked in the food and beverage industry. From 1978 thru 1987 he worked as a manager in the famous ‘Harrods Food Halls’ in Knightsbridge London, where he also got his first taste of fine wine. During his time at Harrods, Dan completed a two year University extension course for retail management. From 1987 to 1988 he helped to set up a national chain called ‘PrĂȘt a Manger’, now a house hold name. In 1991 he moved to Sonoma County and worked his first harvest at Matanzas Creek Winery, where his passion for wine exploded. From 1992 to 1995, Dan worked in the cellar at Ferrari- Carano Vineyards & Winery, while completing several wine and viticulture courses. It was in one of these courses he met his future bride, Sonia Byck. Sonia & Dan were married in 1995.

In May 1996, the newlyweds began a two year journey throughout the world visiting and working in different areas within the wine industry. Their adventures included harvests in Burgundy, France, Stellenbosch, South Africa, Sydney, Australia and the Barossa Valley, Australia. In 1998 they returned home and Dan took on the duties of ‘winemaker’ for Paradise Ridge Winery.

Dan is a judge for numerous wine competitions in Northern California and moonlights as a wine educator at the Santa Rosa Junior College. In his spare time Dan enjoys cooking, gardening, wine & food tasting and pairing, home improvements and studying the wine industry. He also loves spending time with his 8 year old daughter Sophia and 6 year old son Jonathan.

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