13-Year-Old Food Advocate Birke Baehr At Nutrition World On Saturday

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Thirteen-year-old sustainable food advocate Birke Baehr will visit Nutrition World on Saturday, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for a book signing.

 

At age 11, Birke became an internet sensation when his five-minute talk at TEDx Asheville on "What's Wrong With Our Food System" went viral. It is now said to be the most watched TEDx talk of all time, with close to two million views.

1pt 0in; "> 

He recently published a children's book, "Birke on the Farm: A Boy's Quest for Real Food," which tells the story of his journey of discovery about food and farming.

 

"This young man is so forward thinking, you will be amazed when you hear him speak on health. I love his statement about the higher costs of organic foods, 'We can either pay the farmer or pay the hospital,'" said Ed Jones, founder and owner of Nutrition World.

 

"This is a chance to introduce young people to someone who can connect with them about the true relationship between what we eat and our health. Coming from another young person, this could be a most powerful message." 

 

Birke's interest in food started when he was eight years old and read over his mother's shoulder about mercury being present in the high fructose corn syrup used to sweeten soft drinks. As he learned more, he became more convinced of the dangers of our conventional food system and the importance of finding better food to eat and better ways to grow food. In the last four years he has spent a lot of time traveling around the United States and Italy, speaking about the destructiveness of the industrialized food system and alternatives of sustainable and organic farming, food and practices.

 

Nutrition World is at 6201 Lee Highway. Birke Baehr will speak in Nutrition World's yoga studio, which on the lower level around the side of the building, accessible from both Lee Highway and Vance Road. Nutrition World will be giving away to all people who come, a package of organic vegetable seeds to start their own organic garden.

Nutrition World offers a three-pronged approach to health, based on nutritional supplements, healthy food and movement. Founded in 1979 as one of Chattanooga's oldest providers of nutritional supplements, the retail store now also offers healthy foods, including fresh meat and produce. Nutrition World's wellness center offers classes and one-on-one sessions in Pilates, yoga, fitness training, Tai Ji, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, Quigong, Zumba and belly dancing.

 


Supreme Court Decides Hospitals Cannot Maintain Liens After Bills Paid In Full

In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court has decided that hospitals are required to release their hospital lien against a patient as soon as the patient and the patient’s insurance company have paid the full amount of the hospital charges. This lawsuit involves a common practice in the hospital industry. Hospitals charge uninsured patients more for the same services ... (click for more)

Help Offered For Tennesseans Suffering From Seasonal Affective Disorder

Based on national estimates, thousands of Tennesseans struggle through the cold and dreary winter season with feelings of prolonged sadness. For an estimated 4 to 6 percent of the population, winter brings about periods of fatigue and in some cases anxiety known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or (SAD).   The Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services ... (click for more)

2 Suspects Sought In Armed Robbery At Highway 153 Long John Silver's

Police are searching for two suspects in an armed robbery that happened Friday morning. At approximately  8:10  a.m. the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 5317 Highway 153 for a robbery at the Long John Silver's.  Officers discovered that two black men, wearing hoodies and masks, entered the Long John Silver's and forced the assistant manager ... (click for more)

Fire Causes $30,000 In Damages At Scenic City Concrete

Chattanooga firefighters responded to a reported structure fire shortly after  10 p.m. Thursday  at Scenic City Concrete Pumping, at 2903 South Orchard Knob Ave. Captain Donny McMillian with Engine 9 said smoke was visible when the first firefighters arrived. Captain McMillian said the firefighters had to force their way through a locked gate and into the building, ... (click for more)

Please Don't Close The Piccadilly Cafeteria At Hamilton Place - And Response

Oh, no. The Piccadilly Cafeteria at Hamilton Place is closing.  Its last day is Christmas Eve.  I will miss the great food they have there but most of all I will miss their servers, cashiers and waitresses.  They are all so friendly and accommodating.  They make it like it’s a home-style restaurant. I sure wish there was some way that Hamilton Place and ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: God Bless Cathy & Co.

The secret to the whole thing is not getting caught but somebody at the Toys R Us store in Framingham, Mass., had a camera when Cathy O’Grady was very quietly paying off all the layaway balances at the popular location last week. The picture snaked its way onto social media sites and her friends quickly recognized the area’s most famous “layaway angel.” Then somebody in nearby ... (click for more)