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Good Day Alabama for April 29, 2013

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 29, 2013:

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 29, 2013:

JEH JEH - Jeh Jeh joined us  live from Life Time Fitness in Vestavia where he learns some new workout techniques. For more information, call 205-547-3100  or visit

BETH K - UAB nutritionist Dr. Beth Kitchin joined us this morning to talk about living gluten free.  You may have noticed a small explosion of "gluten-free" foods in the grocery store and you've maybe even heard people talking about being on a "gluten -free" diet.  What's it all about? For years, doctors have diagnosed something called "celiac disease" - sometimes called "celiac sprue" or simply "sprue". What happens is that the body's intestines react to a protein in wheat called gluten. Over time, the intestines become damaged and cannot absorb nutrients as well. People with celiac disease are more likely to suffer from malnutrition, intestinal cancers, osteoporosis, miscarriage, and in children, short height. Dr. Kitchen says not everyone should go gluten free. And if you don't have celiac disease, you won't get any health benefits from cutting out gluten. In fact, you might actually miss out on some important nutrients and hurt your health. Also, a gluten-free diet can be expensive. Many people with celiac disease rely on special gluten free food products, which aren't cheap.  Some common symptoms of celiac disease include gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, & unexplained weight loss but some less well-known symptoms of celiac disease includefatigue, Anemia, bone or joint pain, seizures, missed menstrual cycles, numerous miscarriages, and muscle cramps. The good news is that you can treat celiac disease - and you don't have to take drugs - you just have to cut gluten out of your diet. And, while cutting gluten out of your diet can be a challenge, there are a lot of resources to help you. Many people with celiac disease feel much better shortly after starting the gluten-free eating plan that means cutting out anything with wheat, barley, and rye. Sometimes, a food product may not obviously have wheat, rye, or barley in it but it still contains gluten as an additive - so careful label reading is crucial. Safe celiac foods include meat, fish, poultry; fruit; vegetables; rice, corn, potatoes; nuts & seeds; soy; & starchy beans & peas. For more help with finding out more about celiac disease and a gluten free diet, visit and

LANA FUCHS - Lana Fuchs-President of Billionaire M.A.F.I.A. & FVCHS Brand, TV Personality and Author joined us by satellite to tell you it can! Lana's mission is to help individuals from all walks of life to claim their individual power, and achieve personal success in all areas of their lives. In her new book, The Blueprint: Success is a State of Mind; Fuchs assists her readers in designing, implementing and following a personal blueprint for the life they want. She discusses her philosophy and answer questions, and she tells us how we can use the tools we already posses to have success in wealth, health, love and parenting. Remember-everything is possible when you open your mind!

ASK THE GARDENER - Horticulturist Terry Joyner took questions from viewers about their gardening needs. If you have questions, you can contact her at T. Joyner, Inc Horticulturist-Landscape Design at (205) 337-3051.

- To honor Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, St. Vincent's Health System (STVHS) is offering free head and neck cancer screenings at the Bruno Cancer Center on Tuesday, April 30. Appointments will begin at 5 p.m. and must be scheduled by calling St. Vincent's Dial-A-Nurse at 939-7878. The screening process may include a visual inspection of the oral and nasal cavities, neck, throat and tongue by using small mirrors and/or lights. Physicians might also feel for lumps on the neck, lips, gums and cheeks. Those encouraged to get screened include, but are not limited to, individuals with a family history of face, neck or throat cancer and those that heavily partake in tobacco and alcohol consumption.  St. Vincent's Health System is comprised of St. Vincent's Birmingham, St. Vincent's East, St. Vincent's Blount, St. Vincent's St. Clair and St. Vincent's One Nineteen. Together, they are dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. St. Vincent's Health System is a health ministry of Ascension Health. For more information about St. Vincent's Health System, please visit:  Dr. Sheldon Black is an ENT at St. Vincent's in Birmingham. He explained more about the symptoms and concerns for Head and Neck Cancer. Typical symptoms of head and neck cancer include a lump or sore (for example, in the mouth) that does not heal, a sore throat that does not go away, difficulty swallowing, and a change or hoarseness in the voice.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, It's a classic on the big screen that brings guarenteed laughs... So how about on the stage? Jeh Jeh checks out the production of "The Wedding Singer." And speaking of weddings... We turn to an expert for creative trends you'll see at weddings this year and help for brides trying to stick with the trends but keep it on budget! Get your kids in the kitchen with you! We check out a new book with some kid-friendly recipes to get you in the kitchen together! Know a cancer survivor who deserves a Life Inspiration Award? The deadline draws near so tune in for the scoop on how to make your nomination. And we talk fishing... The expert joins us to take your questions in "Ask the Angler." Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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