Dr. Tim Kelly of the Buckhead Wellness Center has sent me a link to his new Allergy Free Food website. Think about everything you eat and how it affects your mood, your energy, your health, your life! There are 8 foods to avoid that could be affecting your health. Click here to learn more.
In addition, learn about Food Combining here.
I was watching Dr. Oz yesterday (he’s more than just Oprah’s doctor!) and he spoke about the dangers of texting while driving. It’s so easy to do, grab the phone and make a call, fumble for a contact, text a friend back….but according to research from Dr. Oz, did you know?
Shockingly 1 out of every 4 car crashes is now caused by drivers using cell phones. If you’re using a cell phone and driving, you might as well be driving drunk; the deadly habit of texting when behind the wheel is equivalent to drinking 4 beers.
The latest scientific research on driving and cell phone use demonstrates how the human brain goes into overload and cannot handle this kind of multitasking. Reaction time to what’s happening on the road is reduced substantially, and “inattention blindness,” a phenomenon where the brain never sees what’s in plain sight, occurs.
The distracted driving statistics piling up are frightening:
- In 2008, more than ½ million people were injured in car accidents caused by distracted drivers, most of them using cell phones or texting. Nearly 6,000 fatalities resulted.
- The AAA Foundation reported in 2009 that 95% of all drivers believe texting or emailing while driving is unsafe, yet, 1 in 5 admit to doing it anyway. In teens that number skyrockets to more than 1 in 2.
- In a University of Utah study, texting while driving increases the risk of crashing by 8 times, double the risk of causing a wreck while driving drunk.
In a study at Virginal Tech, a driver’s reaction time drops by 35% while texting and driving; steering control decreases by 91%.
Frightening stats aren’t they. I now just shut the phone off when driving and only make a call when I get out of the car. Read more of the information from Dr. OZ by clicking here.
As a long time member of the Steve and Vikki Show, I wanted to post this information about Vikki Locke as reported by my friend, Rich Eldridge exclusively.
Intel Exclusive: Vikki Locke to go solo at B98.5 FM
Posted 3/4/2010 3:23:00 PM
Intel can confirm that Vikki Locke, one half of Atlanta’s longest reigning radio morning show team of Steve McCoy and Vikki Locke, has decided to go solo.
She is expected to return to Atlanta’s airwaves via B98.5 FM Monday morning.
Last week, B98 FM bosses let McCoy go, opting not to renew the team’s pricey two-year deal that expires June 30.
The still-struggling economy and limp ad revenues across the nation’s radio industry were cited as the cause for the move.
Instead, B98 vice-president of programming Tony Kidd offered Locke a brand-new one year deal at a reduced salary.
Over the past week, according to insiders, the popular DJ had a series of conversations with close girlfriends and her husband Mike Hughes.
Explained one longtime Locke gal pal to Intel: “If this was a man, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. But women in the workplace are just expected to act differently. We’re still conditioned to worry about the men first. Vikki has managed to do both.”
We hear that Locke wouldn’t accept the new offer until she met with McCoy, her on-air partner of 25 years, to get his blessing.
(We’re told that she even quoted “I have been and always shall be your friend,” Mr. Spock’s heart-wrenching death bed line to Captain Kirk from Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan,” one of trekkie McCoy’s favorite movies).
Locke wasn’t ready to discuss the new deal with the media Thursday. She didn’t answer when we rang her about the new assignment.
Sources tell us she’s relaxing in Florida celebrating her father’s 80th birthday and retirement party.
As for McCoy, we hear he’s not exactly ready to hang up his microphone yet and is in talks about what’s next for him professionally.
Listeners can keep up with him via his Facebook page. (search Steve Vikki Show)
And given Locke’s classy professionalism, a reputation she’s maintained in this city for more than two decades, we wouldn’t be a bit surprised if she began her solo stint Monday morning with an emotional tribute to her longtime professional spouse.
In other words, set your alarm early and as Locke herself might warn listeners: “Mascara alert!”
By: Richard Eldredge
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