Monday, September 19, 2011

9/19 Booze News, National Cholesterol Education Month

What's Cookin' Today

We're Talking with Judi Laing, Founder of Booze News About The Newest Trends In The World of Booze!

Booze News is a network of far-flung booze news correspondents and secretly embedded booze reporters…in bars, breweries, vineyards, cocktail lounges and booze boardrooms, world-wide, tirelessly sniffing out cutting edge news about the world of alcohol, just for you. It’s tough work, but the folks at are dedicated to bringing you exciting boozy tidbits to enliven your cocktail party patter and rounding out your BoozeNews IQ!

Judi Laing, founded BoozeNews as an excuse to delve into serious research about booze and all its glory. Her curiosity about the business of booze and merits of alcohol as a delicious elixir serve her well as she goes from bar to winery to brewery to distillery to discover everything you ever wanted to know about booze. So far, she still has a functioning liver and is learning to spit at wine tastings.

Delores Merrick, Registered Dietitian, Is Stopping By To Tell Us The Importance of Watching Your Cholesterol During National Cholesterol Education Month And Some Recipes That Can Help

High cholesterol usually doesn’t show any symptoms, so people often don’t know when their levels are too high. Now is the perfect time—National Cholesterol Education Month kicks off in September—to encourage your listeners to learn the risks of high cholesterol and the right lifestyle and food choices to help them keep their levels in check. It’s especially important for the nearly 26 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes to control their cholesterol levels, since cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in people with diabetes. In fact, people with type 2 diabetes are 2 to 4 times more likely to have heart disease and stroke than people without the disease. Below is a healthy, low-cholesterol recipe for Snapper Fillets with Mango Salsa The recipe is heart-healthy and diabetes-friendly, and has just 40 grams of cholesterol per serving!

Delores Merrick is a registered dietitian, licensed dietitian nutritionist, certified diabetes educator and certified weight management specialist with more than 25 years of experience. For 11 years, Delores served as the director of diabetes education with the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania (HPC). Prior to joining HPC, she was a clinical dietitian at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, where she was responsible for the nutritional care of patients with diabetes, renal disorders and cardiac disease. Delores is an active member of the Philadelphia chapters of the American Association of Diabetes Educators and the American Diabetes Association (ADA), where she co-chairs the programs committee of the volunteer leadership council as well as the ADA Philadelphia African-American Program.

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