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Why Plants?

Why Plants?

Well, recently the Huffington post shared this article, click here to see.

I chose a plant based diet, I suppose, for selfish reasons. I wanted to lose weight, and I realized that I was eating animals that were, for me, too similar to my dog. Though certainly I understand that not everyone feels that way, I too was that way for 28 and a half years. The article above talks about downed animals.

Creepy Vegan? Nope, Just Nice and Easy Vegan

Creepy Vegan? Nope, Just Nice and Easy Vegan

Not so justifiably, eating vegan frightens some people off. They think "I can't live without this, or I can't imagine not eating that" and they look at veganism as sacrifice. Well, one food lover (cheese, pepperoni, beans and franks, chicken fingers- you name it, I love it!) being vegan is not creepy, scary, frightening, and least of all, it's not about sacrifice.

Click here for 100 vegan recipes even your kids will eat!

Innovative New Program Aimed at Drinking Drivers

Innovative New Program Aimed at Drinking Drivers

The Resource Training Center (TRTC) has been selected by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as one of just four authorized providers in Erie County for its Drinking Driver Program (DDP). The program allows motorists convicted in New York State of alcohol- or drug-related driving violations to qualify for a conditional license or conditional driving privileges upon completion, thereby avoiding having their license or privilege to drive revoked or suspended. It fulfills both DMV and court-mandated training requirements.

Blogger Raves about Local Cool Gel 'n Cap Product

Blogger Raves about Local Cool Gel 'n Cap Product

Cool Gel ‘n Cap, invented and brought to market by Western New York resident Timothy Panicali, was recently reviewed by “Shop With Me Mama,” a website for moms featuring product reviews, online giveaways and much more. Here’s what they had to say about this unique first aid cap for kids:

“It is horrible enough that your little ones have to experience headaches, bumps or bruises! One way to help your kids with these ‘owies’ is a cool wash cloth on their foreheads. But why not make it fun, too? With Cool Gel ‘n Cap you can at least get a smile out of your child when they are not feeling well!

Local Company to Introduce New Neck Training Equipment in 2011

Local Company to Introduce New Neck Training Equipment in 2011

Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora announced today that manufacturing of their proprietary four-way neck machine has begun, and that the equipment will be available for retail sales within the next few months.  

Founded in 2007 by Steven Helmicki, Primordial Strength Inc. is a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement. Helmicki has also written a book, The Art of the Neck: Training for Distortion, which is said to be the most comprehensive neck training manual on the market for athletes. The book features 26 distinct programs with 42 exercises. Additional information is available on Primordial’s website.

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

Local Medical Professionals Comment on New First Aid Cap for Kids

What are local medical professionals saying about Cool Gel ’n Cap, the first aid cap brought to market by Western New Yorker Timothy Panicali, the company’s president and product co-inventor?

“Cool Gel ’n Cap is a practical, user and kid friendly device which can ease our little patients’ pain from head bumps, headaches or earaches,” said Dr. Robert Schulman, a pediatrician with Forestream Pediatrics in Depew. “The concept is genuinely well thought out and should be a value to parents.”

“The ‘Toby’ Cool Gel ’n Cap is a welcome addition to help our children get the appropriate local care for the lumps and bumps they get day to day,” said Dr. Shawn Cotton of East Aurora Family Practice.

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Update on Anti-concussion Petition Drive

Members of the New York State Bar Association, school board trustees, athletic directors and numerous local athletes are among those who have signed a petition asking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to mandate anti-concussion ordinances at the local, regional and state level. The petition was created by Primordial Strength Inc. of East Aurora, in conjunction with the Sports Legacy Institute.

“We need more signatures from parents and student athletes who have experienced concussions,” said Steven Helmicki, president of Primordial Strength Inc. and a leader in the anti-concussion movement. “This is important legislation that can change the health and welfare of sports participants. We also need concerned individuals to contact their local representatives and urge them to support this petition drive.”