Thursday, January 20, 2011 gets my vote

Yesterday's Vero Beach Press Journal had an article about Erik Bendl, his dog, Nice, and the 6 foot world globe he is pushing on his walk from Florida to Louisville ( Why, you ask, is he doing this? To raise awareness about diabetes, from a guy who describes himself as a little "fluffy". Because his mother was a state legislator in Kentucky who died at age 54 from diabetes. Because Erik knows that 54 is too young to die.

I admire this man. He knows that diabetes is preventable and controllable. He also knows diabetes is reversible.

Anyone who undertakes a journey on foot with his dog (especially a dog named "Nice") pushing a globe of the earth 1000 times larger than the one I had in my house growing up in Sacramento, California deserves my attention and admiration.

Congratulations, Erik! With regular physical exercise (as simple as walking) and healthy eating (like what I teach in every Growing Healthy Kids and Healthy Diabetes Coach workshop), diabetes can be controlled - and reversed - without medicines.

I will be looking for you and Nice on U.S. 1 in Vero Beach tomorrow!

Growing Healthy Kids - a movement to prevent diabetes by teaching and empowering kids and adults to eat better and move more.

To your perfect health.
Nancy Heinrich
Founder, Growing Healthy Kids

Growing Healthy Kids teaches people how to prevent diabetes with education about reversing obesity. You can help: For tickets to our first BIG EVENT on February 1 at the Windsor Beach Club, go to See you at A Fusion of Fashion and Fun!