Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA to take another look at caffeine

By Team Genovese
(This commentary is written by Kate's team)

The April 29th USA Today headline discusses something many of us can relate to - our morning cup of coffee.  Even some of the best things life has to offer need to be taken with the thought of balance and moderation.   But to some of us, our coffee is a cherished treat.  Let's look at the first part of the article:

FDA will investigate added caffeine in foods

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it will launch a new investigation into foods with added caffeine and their potential impact on the health of children and adolescents.
The FDA's new look at added caffeine is in response to a caffeinated gum introduced this week by Wrigley. Called Alert Energy Gum, it promises "The right energy, right now."

Michael Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner of foods, said in a statement Monday that the proliferation of caffeine added to foods is "beyond anything FDA envisioned."

Now Kate is the health professional, but as a person outside of that field, I think it is good to put my thoughts out there and ask for Kate's commentary on both the USA Today article and a layman's perspective.

The proliferation of caffeine - Michael Taylor's exclamation point above a good reference - is like the overuse of salt, sugar and so many unseen additives in such small print on just about every single thing that we buy.

In our busy lives it is much easier to grab something prefabricated and well-preserved, yet our diets are what shape our physical appearance, and as our bodies fight gravity on a daily basis, eating healthy, even carefully choosing gum if you want to chew, has to be something you decide on your own without a battery of television and radio advertising programming you and making you feel that some over-saturated-with-whatever new product is actually going to improve your life.

Improving your life means being careful what you consume, what you hear, what you  read.

If the FDA is taking another look at caffeine, perhaps we should too.


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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Prayers for Victims of Boston Marathon suspects

On Wednesday, April 17th, Watertown hosted a vigil for the victims.   Who knew that the story would actually head over to Watertown?

Please send good thoughts, positive vibrations and prayers to all the victims and to everyone in General.

Thank you

The Kate Staff

Watertown Church Hosting Vigil for Victims of the Marathon Attacks Tonight

The Redeemer Fellowship Church will hold a gathering Wednesday night.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New Cover Loving Joe Gallucci to be re-released in 3 weeks!

Scheduled for May 2013 release


The new edition of author Kate Genovese's captivating story.
Film script to Loving Joe Gallucci has been re-edited.

Fideli Publishing to issue
by Kate Genovese

LOVING JOE GALLUCCI, the acclaimed 2003 novel from author Kate Genovese, going in to its third pressing, its Tenth Anniversary edition with its third publisher!
Fideli Publishing now has the rights to Loving Joe Gallucci, just as the script of the story has a new re-edit and is being shopped to film companies in Los Angeles.
The true story resonates across generations by looking at the complexities of the human condition from multiple angles,  and with characters that can relate to people from all walks of life.

Author Sheila Deeth writes "Kate Genovese’s novel Loving Joe Gallucci is a non-fiction account of life and love in America from 1970 to 2001. Meg Flaherty, daughter of an eminent Massachusetts senator, falls in love with third-generation Italian-American Jimmy Romano—a love that crosses boundaries of class and culture."

We expect the Tenth Anniversary Special Edition of Loving Joe Gallucci in bookstores mid May, 2013.  The new cover art for the book is simply stunning, and accurately reflects the compelling read inside.