Good Day Alabama for August 26, 2013

Good Day Alabama for August 26, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for August 26, 2013:

BBB: BED BUGS ON VACATION - David Smitherman with the Better Business Bureau joined us with some pointers to protect yourself and your family from bed bugs when you go on vacation! In a recent survey, the National Pest Management Association http://www.pestworld.org (NPMA) found that 75% of pest control professionals have encountered infestations of bed bugs in hotels and motels. Just because the room looks nice doesn't mean there's not a creepy crawler waiting for you in bed. Take the time to ensure that your hotel room is bug free before you settle in. BBB and the NPMA recommend the following tips to avoid bed bugs when traveling: Inspect the room before settling in. If you do need to change rooms, be sure that you do not move to a room adjacent and/or directly above/below the suspected infestation. Safeguard your belongings. Clean and wash your luggage and clothing immediately upon your return. For a closer look at bed bugs, and more ways to protect against them, visit AllThingsBedBugs.org.  For more tips you can trust, visit bbb.org.
 
DR. ASA: VITAMINS FOR WOMEN
- Janice talked with Dr. Asa Andrew - known as America's Health and Lifestyle Coach®. He is also a national best-selling author, radio and TV host, and founder of Diagnosis HOPE, a non-profit dedicated to health education and supporting the uninsured. He has dedicated his life to helping others thrive in their health. Today he discussed the top vitamins women can't live without.
1.Calcium
-dairy foods, dark leafy green vegetables, oranges, or supplements
-helps avoid osteoporosis
2.Vitamin D
-sunlight, nuts, fish, eggs, beef, mushrooms, supplements Use D3 version
-must have to absorb calcium, increased immune system
3.Iron
-red meat, dark leafy greens, beans, eggs
-use vitamin C to help absorb iron like oranges
-have blood test checked ( Ferritin and Iron)
4.Folic Acid
-Potent B vitamin
-oranges, green vegetables, beans, peas
-Supports Healthy Brain Chemistry
5.Beta Carotene
-antioxidants- reducing aging skin and cell protection
-carrots, apricots, papaya, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, mangoes
6.Omega 3 Fats
-Reduce Inflammation and support hormones
-fish, nuts, seeds, avocados, and supplementation

For more information, visit http://www.drasa.com/.

BAYFEST - R.Kelly and Tamar Braxton join an already stellar lineup of musical artists scheduled for BayFest 2013 including The Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Hunter Hayes, Gary Allan, T.I., Daughtry, Three Days Grace, The Isley Brothers, Anthony Hamilton, Kellie Pickler, Halestorm, Aaron Lewis and many more.  Having grown substantially from a debut crowd of 50,000 in 1995, BayFest has become known for its vast array of renowned musical talent that appeals to a wide variety of audiences and is suitable for the entire family. To purchase tickets and for more information about the entertainers who will play BayFest, visit the festival's website at www.bayfest.com.
 
ASK THE GARDENER - Our expert, Sallie Lee joined us today with Ask the Gardener.  Sallie is an Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. For more questions call the Extension Office at (205) 879-6964.
 
JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live with Exercise Monday! He was with Curtis Stark this morning at EVO Be Fit.
 
THREE DAYS AT FOSTER - Three Days at Foster, a documentary film about the integration of sports at the University of Alabama has been released and will be available at threedaysafterfoster.com.  The producer and owner of the rights to the film, is author, Keith Dunnavant and he joined us to talk more about it.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, worried about how you'll pay for college? We look at four strategies to help you out in Money Tuesday! Leeza Gibbons and Bill Rancic from "America Now" visit Birmingham and they drop by Good Day Alabama in the morning! Jimmy Rockett joins us with a look at transitional flowers to carry you through the fall! And we talk fishing! You get a chance to call in with your questions to Ask the Angler! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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