Good Day Alabama: Feb. 10, 2016

Good Day Alabama: Feb. 10, 2016

Here's what you saw on Good Day Alabama:

RACHAEL RAY - Janice talked with Rachael Ray about all the fun she has coming up on her show this month. Today, Regis Philbin co-hosts and she welcome Nate Berkus as her guest. Tomorrow, Joe Morton from "Scandal" joins us and they both reveal their hidden talents! And on Friday, she has her Valentine's Day special and later this month, Chef Wolfgang Puck joins her for the Oscar special! Catch Rachael weekdays at 10 a.m. right here on WBRC FOX6!

JEH JEH LIVE - It's time for the annual Jack's Biscuit Bake-off. The top biscuit makers from stores across the state compete to see who makes the best biscuit this morning. There are set criteria that each biscuit must meet. Jeh Jeh had the tough job of being one of the judges to decide which one is best!

ASK THE DOCTOR - February is Heart Health Month. Dr. Gary Roubin, an interventional cardiologist at Brookwood Medical Center, took viewer questions about heart health and discusses the connection between the heart and the head. Lots of folks don't realize that by living a heart-healthy lifestyle, you are making a big different in your mental capabilities as you age. He also discusses the relation between heart attacks and stroke. What helps your heart can help your brain, too. Following a heart-healthy lifestyle can lower your chances of having a stroke, and it can also make a big difference in your mental abilities as you age. In fact, getting plenty of physical activity, eating a healthy diet and other behaviors that strengthen your heart can have a profound effect on the way you think, how you act and what you remember. Here's what happens: Those unhealthy behaviors can lead to narrowing of the blood vessels. That reduces blood flow to the brain and leads to hardening of the arteries of the heart and the brain. When your brain doesn't get the blood flow it needs, it can begin to malfunction. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. Stroke ranks fourth, and it is also a leading cause of severe, long-term disability.

GARDENING - Bethany O'Rear with the Alabama Cooperative Extension joined us to discuss pollination perfection. Edible landscapes are increasing in popularity in leaps and bounds.  As part of this trend, folks are choosing to add fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines to their landscape.  When deciding on quantities and varieties, it is important to understand how each fruit type is pollinated.  After all, poor pollination results in little or perhaps no fruit. Self-pollination means flowers are pollinated by pollen within the same horticultural variety.  They work best planted in large blocks of a single variety.  A good example of this - peach trees. Cross-pollination is when flowers of one variety are pollinated by pollen from a second variety.... such as apples. Self-fruitful are plants that produce satisfactory fruit crops when grown by itself because they are either self-pollinating or parthenocarpic - produce fruit without complete seed development such as seedless fruit like figs and some persimmons.

ZOO CREW - Mickey visited with Celeste Hicks from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the sea lion. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.

Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, we get advice for those who will be alone on Valentine's Day. Jeh Jeh shows us how to have some fun this weekend at the World of Wheels! Ready to book your Spring Break trip? We have some ideas! Ready to retire? We have some pointers to make sure you're not broke when you do! Save water with a simple swap in your bathroom. We show you how in Our House! Plus we introduce you to our Pet of the Week! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!