Good Day Alabama for August 18, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for August 18, 2014

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama for August 18, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE

Jeh Jeh joins us live from Lakeshore Foundation with help from Carol Kutik on Exercise Monday. She teaches us Pilates.

For more information, call (205) 313-7400.

SHRED-A-THON

AARP Alabama's Interim Director talked about Scams against older adults, how to spot warning signs and how to protect your loved ones.

AARP Alabama is teaming up with WBRC Fox 6 to bring Shred-A-Thons to communities around the WBRC Fox 6 viewing area. This week's Shred-A-Thon will be held from 7 AM to 2 PM at:

Anniston - Wednesday, August 20 - City Meeting Center, 1615 Noble Street. Secure Destruction Service will shred all documents on-site.

RESTAURANT WEEK

Janice talks with Clif Holt from Little Savannah and James Little about Birmingham Restaurant Week 2014 which is underway right now! Organized by REV Birmingham, Birmingham Restaurant Week 2014 presented by Regions Bank runs through Sunday, August 24. More than 50 restaurants are participating in BRW 2014. Now in its fifth year, BRW celebrates the city's acclaimed culinary culture by offering incentives for Birmingham-area residents to revisit their favorite restaurants and bars or to experience venues they have never been to or that have recently opened. During the 10-day event, participating restaurants offer special two and/or three-course prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus in the $5, $10, $15, $20 and $30 per person range. For more information on the restaurants, menus, prices, etc for Birmingham Restaurant Week, visit www.bhamrestaurantweek.com.

DR. ASA

Mike talks with Dr. Asa Andrew - known as America's Health Coach, MD®. 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 discusses how to increase our attention span.

1. Avoid Sugary Snacks - sugar and artificial colorings - choose fresh fruit instead

2. Avoid Soda - high fructose corn syrup and caffeine, distractibility - choose decaf tea with stevia or fresh lemonade instead

3. Avoid Many "Diabetes-Friendly" Foods -contain artificial sweeteners that increase the risk - make your own with natural sweeteners

4. Avoid Energy Drinks -sugar, caffeine, herbal stimulants, artificial colors, artificial sweeteners - choose natural occurring caffeine in coffee or tea

5. Avoid Many of the Canned Fruits and Vegetables -contain organophosphates as preservatives - choose fresh or frozen vegetables

6. Avoid Canned Fish - trace mercury content and accumulate in the brain over time - choose wild caught fish like cod, salmon, or tilapia

For more information, visit http://www.drasa.com. You can follow him on Twitter - @drasa.

ASK THE GARDENER

Sandra Reaves joins us to take questions from viewers about their gardening needs. For more information, visit her Facebook page - it includes lots of pictures, tips, how to videos, and info on veggie trials going on in the garden. It's a "real time, real life" look at home gardening and food preservation. You can find her at www.Facebook.com/JosieGladysGardens.

TOMORROW ON GOOD DAY ALABAMA

Batter up! Jeh Jeh Pruitt steps up to the plate for the Fastpitch Softball Tournament.

And, It's money Tuesday. Is it time to take the money and run? We're talking about whether now is a good time or not to sell stocks. Dove Season is just around the corner. Stuart Goldsby talks about what's available and most popular for Duck Hunters.

Restaurant Week continues.

And we're flipping food with Reality show cook Chef Jeff.

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