Good Day Alabama for September 1, 2014 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama for September 1, 2014

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama for September 1, 2014:

JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Our Lady Of Lourdes for the 28th Annual Labor Day Festival. You'll find activities for the whole family there today from 9am until 4pm. Our Lady of Lourdes is located at 980 Huffman Rd in Birmingham. The Festival is described as a really big Family Picnic with over 10,000 of your closest relatives and friends! It includes BBQ, entertainment, games, Arts & Crafts Booths, a gigantic garage sale, cake walk, Bingo, darts, paint ball target shooting, face painting, corn hole, a moon walk, hot wheels racing, pie-throwing, pony rides, dunk tank, a Country Store, a silent auction, and much more. There will also be a raffle! For more information, call 205-836-2274 or visit

CARS FOR PET LOVERS - More than 56 million American households have a dog and for many of us, our furry friends are far more than just pets: they are a member of our family. The expert editors at AutoTrader honor dogs by compiling a list of the very best vehicles for dog lovers! If we're running some errands or going on a longer trip, Americans love to take our dogs with us everywhere we go. In fact, a recent survey of pet owners found that 32% of dog owners take their pets with them in the car when they are away for two or more nights. So whether your passenger dog is a teeny, teacup Chihuahua or a giant Great Dane – Brian Moody had some suggestions on how road tripping with your furry friend can be more enjoyable for both of you. For more information, visit:

COLLEGE FOOTBALL - Mike talks with Barrett Sallee, who covers college football for the Bleacher Report. They discuss the first weekend of college football. Many teams faced tougher games than expected. They discuss Alabama's tough win over West Virginia at the Georgia Dome. Auburn beat Arkansas after a rain delay and they discuss Auburn's defense in that game. Georgia fought hard against Clemson in the first half but Gurley came through for his Bulldogs and scored big in the second half to give Georgia the win. LSU faced a tough game agaisnt a Big 10 opponent - Wisconsin. LSU squeezed out a 28-24 win in the end. And South Carolina starts the season with a loss to its SEC West oponent - Texas A&M. Many South Carolina and Steve Spurrier fans were in shock after the loss on Thursday night.

DR ASA - Mike talked 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 discussed how to get what we need from foods as we age:

1. Calcium - 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 – Vitamin B9 - 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 supplements.

For more information, visit You can follow him on Twitter @drasa.

ASK THE GARDENER - Jimmy Rockett from Bug Juice Gardens joins us to take viewer questions about their gardens. For more information, call 205-981-1151, email, or visit

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, best selling author Gail Sheehy dared to blaze a trail in a "man's world," taking on assignments when she had no experience, traveling to war zones, writing about the Clintons, both Bushes, Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Gorbachev, Saddam Hussein and more…Now she brings us her latest - Daring, My Passages. Ready for some pears? We explain how almost anyone can grown them - in Good Day Gardening! We check out the new movies, music, and books hitting store shelves this week! And if you took today off, Jeh Jeh gets your week started with Exercise Tuesday! Join us for all of this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!

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