Archive for November 2011

Part 1 – Laurie Sadowski, Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread
Laurie Sadowski is a certified personal trainer and nutrition and wellness specialist, food writer, and musicologist. She spends her time spreading awareness about balanced living, cooking, and baking, and continuing her research in modern music and art.
Part 2 – Betsy DiJulio, The Blooming Platter Cookbook
The author of The Blooming Platter Cookbook: A Harvest of Seasonal Vegan Recipes, Betsy is an artist, journalist, teacher, and innovator in vegan cooking. Her concept of seasonality can be of audience interest for winter cooking, excellent for spring (and summer and fall, too)—topical four times a year as the recipes in her book take the guess work out of using the freshest seasonal produce in her creative and delicious recipes.

Guest: Michael Greger

Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous “meat defamation” trial. Currently Dr. Greger proudly serves as the Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States.

Dr. Greger’s recent scientific publications in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Biosecurity and Bioterrorism, Critical Reviews in Microbiology, Family & Community Health, and the International Journal of Food Safety, Nutrition, and Public Health explore the public health implications of industrialized animal agriculture.

Dr. Greger is also licensed as a general practitioner specializing in clinical nutrition and was a founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He was featured on the Healthy Living Channel promoting his latest nutrition DVDs and honored to teach part of Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s esteemed nutrition course at Cornell University. Dr. Greger’s nutrition work can be found at

His latest two books are Bird Flu: A Virus of Our Own Hatching and Carbophobia: The Scary Truth Behind America’s Low Carb Craze. Dr. Greger is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Agriculture and the Tufts University School of Medicine.

All speaking fees and proceeds Dr. Greger receives from the sale of his books and DVDs are all donated to charity. To invite him to speak fill out the Speaking Request form.

Part I: Deborah Merlin, Victory Over ADHD.  Deborah Merlin’s mission was to become an advocate for her special needs twins. Medical professionals only offered drugs.  She sought alternative methods, did extensive ADHD and other health-related research, and kept impeccable records. In 1993, she co-chaired the Westside Cities Council to help promote Public Law 99457, part H, to implement early intervention services from birth through three years of age for children at risk. In 1990 and 1991, she coordinated outreach to pediatricians (under Public Law 99457, part H) and coordinated presentations at hospitals to educate pediatricians on early intervention services and resources for children at risk from infancy to three years of age. She is a frequent guest speaker on radio shows through out the United States and Canada.  She is a consultant to parents who need support, provides resources regarding their children’s individual needs, and she is an artist.

Part II: Humane Investing with Brenda A. Morris. Brenda Morris graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1994 after transferring from the University of New Hampshire two years earlier when her family moved to Virginia. She spent over a decade in the financial service industry with a large firm in different capacities, though most recently as a financial planner.

Over the years she grew increasingly uncomfortable with the model to which most of the industry still subscribes. When she felt that the clients with whom she enjoyed working the most often received the least amount of attention, she ventured downtown to coach advisors on the managed money platform, and then later to the financial planning team to consult advisors on the investment planning process.

During this time she worked on her CFP® designation, all with the hope of making a transition back into a role where she could assist clients directly and quite literally spend her day helping people achieve their hopes and dreams.

In addition to holding her Certified Financial Planner™ designation, Brenda has successfully completed the FINRA sponsored Series 6, 7, 63, 66, examinations and is insurance licensed. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association and is the Treasurer on the Board of her homeowner’s association, as well as Treasurer for the Richmond Chapter Society of Alumni for the College of William and Mary. As a coordinator of the annual Richmond Vegetarian Festival and an active member of the Vegetarian Society of Richmond, she enjoys meeting and educating people on the virtues of living a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle.

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