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Stars align in support of the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation 20th anniversary

With glamour and red carpet style the Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation held its “Help Is On The Way” 20th anniversary gala. Powerful duo Joe Sieler and Kenneth Anderson are the forces behind this amazing event. The star-studded AIDS benefitted 4 Bay Area AIDS Service Organizations Abzyme Research Foundation, 
AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) 
and Positive Resource Center (PRC). The gala drew many San Francisco notables, socialites and VIPs eager to make a difference. Among them Traver Raines, Richie Rich, Andrew Christian, Ted Hanning and Joel Goodrich. Corporate Friend Awards were presented to Charles Schwab & Co., REAF’s founding sponsor of all 20 years, and to Wells Fargo for 19 years of continuous sponsorship. The Community Hero Award went to Donna Sachet. Guests and supporters enjoyed exquisite hors d’ oeuvres and award-winning wines while bidding on a wide range of silent auction items. Following suite the much awaited show...

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Living Tree Community Foods launches the organic Spirit of Berkeley energy bar

We are pleased to share with you another exceptional organic product called the Spirit of Berkeley from our friends at Living Tree Community Foods (LTCF). What started with one successful product, has evolved on to a manufacturing house for or organic nut butters, oils and chocolates. The company’s flagship is the Raw Almond Butter. LTCF is branching out and is making many more organic products such as the Berkeley Buzz Butter, Breakfast in Berkeley Muesli, the Absolut Almond Butter Bar, Organic Quinoa Crisp Brazil Nut Bliss and Vanilla Innovation Bar. This organic energy bar combines dried fruit, nuts and seeds with maca and cacao for energy, almond oil and vanilla for delight. This is a very healthy energy bar and is gluten free. It is also quite stable and won’t melt even in hot weather.  “It is a unique, handcrafted energy bar. With this bar you can hike in the...

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High blood pressure ER visits jumped 25 percent

Healthy living is a life style and it includes being informed on the latest health news so you can take steps to living a long, healthy life. Hypertension or high blood pressure, is also called arterial hypertension. It is a medical condition. The blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. Consequently, the heart pumps harder to circulate blood through the blood vessels. Blood pressure is summarized by two measurements, systolic and diastolic, which depend on whether the heart muscle is contracting (systole) or relaxed between beats (diastole). High blood pressure is considered a silent killer, because it often does not produce symptoms. According to the American Heart Association, when high blood pressure remains untreated, it can lead to serious conditions including stroke, vision loss, heart failure, heart attack, and kidney disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that: “67 million American adults (31%)...

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Vitamin E essential for first 1,000 days of life

Despite conflicting reports about the need for dietary vitamin E, a new study shows that adequate levels of this nutrient are especially essential for the very young, the elderly, and woman who are or may become pregnant. A lifelong intake of vitamin E is also important, the research team said, but it is difficult to obtain through diet alone. It is estimated that a very small portion of Americans get enough vitamin E in their diet. “Meanwhile, some critics have raised unnecessary alarms about excessive vitamin E intake while in fact the diet of most people is insufficient,” said Maret Traber, a professor in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, principal investigator with the Linus Pauling Institute and national expert on vitamin E. “Many people believe that vitamin E deficiency never happens,” Traber said. “That isn’t true. It happens...

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Clinton Foundation honors Leonardo DiCaprio

Green Living is a lifestyle, and many celebrity role models are setting a great example for us. With this in mind, we are happy to share that Media outlet Politico reports that the Clintons will honor Leonardo DiCaprio in late September 2014 for his outstanding environmental work, the Clinton Global Initiative announced. Along with DiCaprio, there will be other honorees at the annual Clinton Foundation meeting, including the president of Kosovo. The meeting will open on September 21 with the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, the organization stated. “Collaboration and turning ideas into action are core to the ethos of the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Foundation,” Chelsea Clinton told the Hollywood Reporter. “Hollywood, likewise, relies on collaboration to bring creative visions to life and has been an excellent partner to the foundation across a number of our efforts,” she added. Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been praised...

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