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Most people unfortunately take the health of their vision for granted, until the warning signs are too late. But the authors of a recently released book about AMD, “What You Must Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration” by Jeffrey Anshel and Laura Stevens ( , are sounding the alert that you can be proactive now about preventing or minimizing vision loss as you age.

This book offers a comprehensive overview of what Age-Related Macular Dengeration (AMD) is, what causes it, and how to prevent it or mimimize its effects by making dietary and lifestyle changes as early as possible. It outlines a 7-day Anti-AMD Diet you can put into action, along with providing valuable information about the latest tools and technology if you or a family member already show signs of AMD and a resources section for finding support groups and locating available tools.

“What You Must Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration” by Jeffrey Anshel and Laura Stevens – Gotta Love It!




Who couldn’t use a jolt of energy during a very hot and humid summer? Stop into your local Dollar General store ( to pick up a limited edition 16oz. Red Bull Energy Drink  Camo Can for $3.50 for a quick pick-me-up at any hour of the day or night. 

Every purchase of this special Red Bull edition, with a smooth and refreshing taste that delivers an energy kick, benefits the armed forces, in addition to providing your body with niacin, vitamin B6 and B12, and pantothenic acid to help  keep you moving during the Dog Days of August!

Limited Edition Red Bull Energy Drink Camo Cans — Gotta Love It!


On hot and humid, lazy summer days, the last thing you want to do is have to fuss to enjoy a refreshing cocktail. When you keep several varieties of Sparkling Ice ( on hand, you have a quick and convenient mixer to blend with vodka, gin or rum to create an endless combination of satifying libations.

Strawberry Watermelon is among our new favorites in this line-up of sugar-free sparkling waters that add color and class to your summertime cocktails. Whether you choose Pomegranate-Blueberry, Black Cherry, Kiwi Strawberry, or any of the 16 current fruit varieties, you’ll enjoy quality taste and guaranteed refreshment, with the added bonus of vitamins and antioxidants thrown in. Sparkling Ice has just the right amount of effervescence and flavor, and also makes a great non-alcoholic hot weather beverage simply served over ice!

Cocktails made with Sparkling Ice – Gotta Love It!


Orthopaedic Surgeon Victor Romano (  has made some surprising discoveries in his medical practice about the causes behind certain pain-causing injuries and how one area of the body that seems totally unrelated may actually be the culprit causing the problem.

Whether you suffer from carpal tunnel reflex, back pain, osteoporosis or stiff joints, the recommendations Doctor Romano makes in “Finding the Source” ( may very well help you avoid surgery and find relief faster.  His suggestions can also help you learn how to age without injury. 

Finding the Source by Dr. Victor M. Romano – Gotta Love It!


For a heartwarming story of how an adopted dog spends his day with other members of the animal kingdom, there’s no better choice than “Isosceles’ Day”, beautifully illustrated and sensitively written by Kevin J. Meehan (

This formerly abused dog discovers a wonderful life that includes singing, dancing, and playing before enjoying a well-deserved good night’s rest,  with each activity accompanied by a wide variety of animal friends.

“Isoscele’s Day”  by Kevin J. Meehan – Gotta Love It!


Alessi Foods ( is making it easier than ever this summer to enjoy a delicious side dish with your grilled hamburgers, pork chops and steaks with its line-up of Farro quick cook grains.

We recently sampled Alessi’s Porcini Mushroom Farro, featuring an ancient Roman grain that is high in fiber and protein and very easy to digest. Within 25 minutes, we were enjoying a savory risotto-like side dish that was chewy in texture and slightly nutty to the taste, with the rich aroma of earthy porcini mushrooms. Alessi also offers other flavor varieties of Farro, including Four Cheese, Beets & Spinach, and Butternut Squash and Kale.  We  discovered that our Porcini Mushroom Farro made a delicious one-bowl breakfast meal, served at room temperature rather than hot. And  it’s easy to have a variety of packages in your kitchen cabinet ready to cook as a side for any meat, poultry or seafood main course.

Alessi Porcini Mushroom Farro – Gotta Love It!


Good Idea – The Swedish Sugar Buster ( is a beverage that can help you avoid the sugar high and crashes that occur after eating foods with fast carbs such as burgers, pizza and sandwiches. 

This delicious tasting beverage features beneficial amino acids and chromium in a base of sparkling water and can be enjoyed either before or during your meal. It comes in two thirst-quenching flavors, Orange Mango and Lemon Lime.  Add Good Idea to your picnic line-up this summer and avoid the uncomfortable sugar highs and lows that can damage your good health.

Good Idea – The Swedish Sugar Buster – Gotta Love It!




Dr. Tim Jennings recent release, “The Aging Brain” ( is worth putting at the top of your summer reading list.

Not only does the author outline a wide range of factors that can affect the brain’s health and function as the body ages, he also provides excellent tips to put into effect to not only sharpen mental acuity but to greatly lessen your risk of dementia and other neurological disorders.

The Aging Brain: Proven Steps to Prevent Dementia and Shapen Your Mind by Timothy R. Jennings, MD — Gotta Love It!


If you want Dad to look and feel stylish this Father’s Day, treat him to a gift certificate to Haggar (

The Work to Weekend Denim pants pictured above is just one of dozens of styles of dress and casual slacks that Haggar offers to suit men of every age, shape and size.  Beautifully constructed of quality materials, Haggar pants combine comfort with style. Dad will love  such features as an expandable waistline and fabrics that move easily, are machine washable and never wrinkle.  Haggar’s line of E-Clo Dress Pants (pictured below) is a great green fashion option, using post-consumer recycled, organic or renewable fibers to create smart looking dress pants. Prices also make Haggar Pants an affordable Father’s Day gift option! Check out their website for other Haggar Clothing selections to complement your pants purchase. 


Haggar Pants for Father’s Day — Gotta Love It!


With Father’s Day just around the corner, author Brett Cohen provides the perfect gift for dads, step-fathers, grandfathers and fathers-to-be, “Stuff Every Dad Should Know” (

This compact little volume provides a wealth of information to help fathers help their children, from infancy through dating, choosing a college and choosing a mate. Topics covered include diapering and assembling a diaper bag, teaching bike-riding, ridding a room of monster fears, assigning chores, driving, dating and meeting prospective in-laws.  This information-packed volume makes a great gift for Father’s Day for dads of any age!

“Stuff Every Dad Should Know” by Brett Cohen — Gotta Love It!