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Measure Up Bowl Puts America’s Dishes On A Diet

New weight-loss, healthy living tool teaches proper portion control with ease


According to the American Heart Association over 64 percent of Americans are overweight or obese. Fad diets, exercise programs, low-fat foods and meal replacement options abound, yet the majority of the population continues to live unhealthy lifestyles as solution after solution for weight-loss fails. Measure Up Bowl is a unique new way to take control of eating habits.


In today’s society of gigantic restaurant and super-sized value meal portions knowing how much is truly the right amount of food to be consuming can be confusing. Measure Up Bowl is a porcelain bowl with incremental premeasured portions on the interior of the bowl.


Most people cannot afford to hire a nutritionist and chef to regulate and monitor what and how much they are eating at each meal. Measure Up Bowl takes the place of costly grown-up “babysitters” and serves as a constant wake-up call at meal and snack time. Rather than justifying eating just a bowl of ice cream versus consuming the entire container, Measure Up Bowl alerts you to exactly how much food you are eating as you dish it out.


“Through both my pregnancies I gained a lot of weight and struggled to shed the extra pounds,” said creator Heather Harvey. “I decided to take control, joined a gym and consulted with a nutritionist and learned what I was eating was equally important to how much of it I ate. Then, one day as I was measuring out my cereal I realized how much easier it would be if my bowl could measure for me. In that instant, the Measure Up Bowl was born.”


Measure Up Bowl is available in two sizes. The Classic Measure Up Bowl features ½ cup, 1 cup, 1 ½ cup and 2 cup measurements and the Small Measure Up Bowl, designed for calorie-dense, high-fat foods, such as nuts, desserts and granola ranges from ¼ cup, to ½ cup to ¾ cup portions.


For more information and to take control of you health and weight-loss by ordering your Measure Up Bowl today, please visit www.measureupbowl.com. The Classic Measure Up Bowl retails for 19.99 and the Small Measure Up Bowl for 13.99. The bowls can be purchased as a set for 29.99. Measure Up Bowl is also available at Target.com. Visit www.measureupbowl.com.

Eco-Dentistry Association Announces First Certified GreenDOC™ Offices

Practices in Berkeley, Chicago and Dallas Receive Industry’s First-ever Green Certification for Dental Offices


The Eco-Dentistry Association™ (EDA), an international association promoting environmentally sound practices in dentistry, announces a powerful new offering for dental professionals. The EDA’s GreenDOC™ Dental Office Certification Program is the only green business certification designed specifically for dentistry.  The program provides everything dentists need to achieve their perfect shade of green.  


Transcendentist in Berkeley, Pure Dental in Dallas and ORA Dental Studio in Chicago became the organization’s first recipients of GreenDOC certification. The EDA announced the first Charter-Certified Offices at the Chicago Mid-Winter Dental Meeting in February 25-27, 2010.


The GreenDOC™ Checklist of Standards for Green Dental Practice is the foundation of the GreenDOC™ program, providing comprehensive eco-friendly initiatives in eight implementation categories. The GreenDOC™ Checklist is available to EDA members on the Association’s website at www.ecodentistry.org/GreenDOC.

The GreenDOC™ Product Guide is the industry’s comprehensive listing of products and services that green dental offices need to go green and stay green. The EDA has sourced the products and services that share a vision for clean, green dentistry, making it easy for dental professionals to achieve earth friendly initiatives. Products and services appear in one or more of the following GreenDOC™ categories: Sustainable Location; Waste Reduction; Pollution Prevention; Energy Conservation; Water Conservation; Patient Care, Workplace Policies, and Community Contribution; Leadership, and Innovation.

Combined, the GreenDOC™ Product Guide and GreenDOC™ Checklist provide dentists with the first key steps to greening their dental practice.  “Where do I start, and what products do I use? These are the two most common requests we receive from dental professionals,” said Susan Beck, Director of the Eco-Dentistry Association. “Used together, the GreenDOC ™ Product Guide and Checklist make the perfect going green starter kit for dental professionals.”


Additional components of the GreenDOC™ Program lead dental practitioners through a rigorous but attainable certification program. GreenDOC™ “How To” Guides, Action Plans and Worksheets make it simple for dental professionals to meet specific goals to achieve Bronze, Silver, or Gold Certification. As a part of the program’s international launch, the EDA encourages dental offices to register to be one of the 1st 100 certified offices and become a Charter-Certified Office. 

More information can be found at www.ecodentistry.org


Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Cardiologist Sanjay Kaul, M.D. Co-Authors Statement

on Safety of Diabetes Drugs

A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute cardiologist co-authored the joint science advisory issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology that calls for close monitoring of patients taking certain blood sugar-lowering drugs. 

Sanjay Kaul, M.D. co-authored the advisory about drugs called thiazolidinediones (TZDs) such as pioglitazone (Actos) or Rosiglitazone (Avandia).  The advisory – published online in both Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association and Journal of the American College of Cardiology -- states that the data are inconclusive on heart risks associated with the medications, but all patients taking the drugs should be closely monitored by their healthcare providers. 

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released a report earlier this month that called into question the safety of the diabetes drug rosiglitazone, citing the possibility of an increased incidence of adverse cardiovascular events.  Resulting news coverage caused confusion among diabetes patients and their caregivers. 

 “”If you have diabetes, you do have an increased risk of adverse cardiovascular events,” Kaul said.  “But there simply is not enough data to conclude whether these drugs are a hindrance to cardiac health.  Instead, I would encourage diabetes patients to follow the protocols their doctors have established to control their diabetes and to discuss their concerns with their doctors.”

 For the complete guidelines, please visit http://americanheart.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=966 or http://www.acc.org/qualityandscience/clinical/TZD_Science_Advisory.pdf.

 Top Journalists Choose World’s “Greenest” Golf Courses

The A Position.com names
the courses that do the most for the environment, your wallet, Ireland…and
anything else that’s “green.”

No matter what “green” means to you—envy, eco, or Eire—
The A Position.com has a golf course that hews to the hue. The latest installment of “The A List,” a monthly compendium of expert golf and travel info and opinions, is out for spring, listing the “greenest” courses in the world.
What do the writers at The A Position mean by “green”? Color them open-minded.
For St. Patrick’s Day, green looks across the sea to Ireland. In the spirit of the season, it can help save the Earth. Green can also mean envy (those courses you most want to play), good value (courses that save you some green), or grass so verdant it shocks your eyes. It can even involve a putting lesson.
The greenest courses range from the United States to Europe to the Caribbean. They encompass the fanciest resort layouts and the most humble nine-holers in iconic locales and places most golfers have never heard of. Whatever your favorite shade of green,
The A Position has a course to dye for, covering the spectrum from emerald to aquamarine.
The A Position.com is a network of websites featuring the world’s best golf and travel writers. The term “The A Position” refers to the ideal place a golfer can land his tee shot. On the web, it refers to the site readers will want to land on for great golf and travel journalism.
The greenest golf courses include (click here to read entire list):
Surfside GC (Ocean Park, Washington)
On a map, the Long Beach Peninsula on the Washington coast looks like a finger pointing north, its narrow tip ending where the mouth of Willapa Bay meets the Pacific…
Cypress Point Golf Club (Pebble Beach, California)
Cypress Point makes me green with envy—of the fortunate few who get to play there once, let alone on a regular basis.
Ballyliffin Golf Club (Ballyliffin, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland)
Picking one course to represent all of Ireland—the grandest greensward in golf—isn’t easy…
Eugene Country Club (Eugene, Oregon)
“Go Big Green!” is the mantra for University of Oregon sports enthusiasts…
El Camaleon Golf Course (Mayakoba, Mexico)
There is green. And then there’s a vibrant, verdant shade of green rarely seen in nature, an Avatar-like hue so boisterously bright it nearly over-delights the eyes…
Riverdale Dunes & Knolls Public Links (Brighton, Colorado)
In March, there’s not much green on either the Dunes or Knolls course at Riverdale, set in the north Denver suburb of Brighton…
Buffalo Tournament Club (Lancaster, New York)
Notions of “green” golf courses typically, and rightly, focus on environmental sensitivity: minimal use of contaminating chemicals, protection of wildlife habitats, and so forth…
Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club (East Sussex, England)
Roses are red, violets are blue, grass is green, and golf courses are, too. Then there is Royal Ashdown Forest Golf Club, the greenest of them all…
The Green Monkey Course, Sandy Lane Resort (St. James, Barbados)
Let me introduce you to the greenest course in golf, The Green Monkey at the world-famous Sandy Lane Resort in Barbados…
Chambers Bay (University Place, Washington)
Robert Trent Jones II transformed a bleak, wrung-out, abandoned sand and gravel mine into one of the most lyrical links courses in North America, and one good enough to host the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open…
The Links at Union Vale (LaGrangeville, New York)
Céad míle fáilte is scrolled right into the wrought iron entrance gates to the Links at Union Vale—“a hundred thousand welcomes” to the greenest course in New York State…
The Reserve Club (Southport, North Carolina)
This selection takes the high road—green as in socially responsible and highly eco-conscious .



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