Good Day Alabama for February 26, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for February 26, 2014

Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for February 26, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE - February is Black History Month. In celebration, Jeh Jeh caught up with some choirs this month for special music. Today he joined us from McAdory High School with the choir. The McAdory Choral Department includes the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Gospel Choir, and Women's Choir all under the direction of Daniel Birdsong. This is his first year as Choir Director.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Bridget Beury from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the White Rhinos and the upcoming "Tails in the Trails" event. For more information, visit

VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK - Thousands of people have overcome weight loss resistance with JJ Virgin's New York Times bestseller, The Virgin Diet, by addressing food allergies, food sensitivities, and other food intolerances. Now, JJ is back with her eagerly anticipated companion cookbook, THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK.  Turning some of the most challenging weight-loss resistant cases into major success stories, JJ has made it her mission to better lives through expert nutrition and diet advice. THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK is JJ's toolkit for every home, outlining easy and delicious dishes readers will enjoy while losing weight and becoming healthier. JJ Virgin showed us:
·     Easy-to-make recipes that are free of gluten, soy, dairy, eggs, corn, peanuts, sugar and artificial sweeteners-and they're tasty to boot
·     How to stock your kitchen, provides delicious substitutes for common ingredients, and offers up simple swaps for eating out and on-the-go.
·     How to incorporate anti-inflammatory healing foods into your diet so you can reclaim your health and reset your metabolism while avoiding the seven foods most likely to cause food intolerance.

JJ Virgin is a 25-year veteran of the health and fitness industry who has coached high-performance athletes, CEOs and A-list celebrities.  She frequently offers health advice for national television, radio and print media.  She spent two years as the nutrition expert on Dr. Phil and most recently was the co-host of TLC's Freaky Eaters.  Virgin is also an adjunct professor at Bauman College of Nutrition and is on the faculty of the Smart Women's Institute. She is the past president of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, has a PhD in holistic nutrition, and is a board-certified Health and Fitness Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine. Visit JJ's website at

ASK THE DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic joined us to take viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit

GOOD DAY GARDENING - Rip Weaver with Aldridge Gardens joined us with a look at what's going on there in the coming weeks. He told us about the "Snakes: The Unhuggables" program on March 11th from 6-8pm. Snakes get a bad rap. Could it be they are good animals, just misunderstood? In this family nature program, see these amazing creatures up close and learn all about the secrets of Alabama snakes and how they have important roles in our ecosystem. Fees range from $5 to $26, see website for details. Space is limited, pre-registration suggested. "PAWS in the Gardens" is Saturday, March 22nd. Bring your best friends out for a stroll in the Gardens! Enjoy food, dog-friendly demonstrations and vendors, and get doggone good advice. Proceeds benefit Shelby County Humane Society and Aldridge Gardens. $10/dog. Enjoy "Whispers from the Past - A Native American Experience" on Sunday, April 6th. Rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians as life takes shape through demonstrations of flintknapping, cooking and hunting weapons, activities like leaf pounding, beading, corn grinding, gourd painting and pottery, and children's games and activities. And mark your calendar now for the 12th Annual Spring Plant Sale on May 2-3rd. Shoppers will find many varieties and sizes of hydrangeas at our 12th annual Spring Plant Sale! Choose from Snowflake, All Summer Beauty and much more. Also find natives, bulbs and companion plants. Members always get 10% off purchases. For more information, visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh tries out for the Harlem Wizards! He joins us with their fun! UAB medical students are more than just students.... They like to have fun with their other talents, as well! We give you a sneak peak at this year's "Best Medicine Show."  Want to update your faucets? We show you options at different prices and the simple steps to install it! Legendary artist Jerry Brown brings us more of his great works at the annual Art Festival! He joins us in studio with all the details! And we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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