National CACFP Sponsors Association Recognizes Professionals Earning Certification

Alix Pasillas, CCNP

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Alix Pasillas Professional Recognition

AUSTIN, TX, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2020 / — Alix Pasillas of Food for Kids, Inc., Reno, NV earned the CACFP Child Nutrition Professional (CCNP) Certification. “Having the opportunity to receive our certification takes what we do to another level and increases the professionalism we can bring to the table. Attaining my certification was important as it shows credibility, the drive and opportunity for continued learning, and that I am a CACFP Professional!”

Through the CACFP Professionals Certification Program, the National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA) is honored to recognize the accomplishments of Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) professionals who have dedicated their career to ensuring that our nation's most vulnerable populations have access to nutritious food. Since 1986, NCA is the leading national organization for sponsors who administer the CACFP. NCA strives to improve communication between families, caregivers, sponsors and their supervising government agencies by providing education and support to thousands of members in the CACFP community and in particular to sponsors of all sizes from across the country.

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Krishna Bansal for Congress, Dr. Robert Renteria, Announce Partnership

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Krishna Bansal

Civic leaders to provide disadvantaged and minority youth opportunities to achieve the American dream

Education and training initiatives developed by Dr. Renteria help youth and the adults in their lives.”

— Fran Briggs, Publicist to Dr. Renteria

CHICAGO, IL, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2020 / — Krishna Bansal, Republican Candidate for Illinois’ 11th District’s congressional seat, and international award winning Latino author/civic leader Dr. Robert Renteria, have partnered to raise awareness on how to sustain a diverse community. The announcement was made today.

As part of this effort, Krishna Bansal and Dr. Renteria will distribute no-cost, award-winning educational curriculum to support the district’s youth, and community at large. The partners said their aim is to cultivate a diverse community around the shared goals of contribution, safety, and education.

The teaching tools address bullying, gangs, violence, drugs, and school drop outs. Among the resources are a culturally relevant book series written by Dr. Robert Renteria.

Krishna Bansal said it was an easy decision to partner with Dr. Renteria. He added that he looked forward to working with Dr. Renteria to improve lives and make the American dream real for all Americans.

“Education and hard work is what gave me the advantage I needed to succeed in business and life,” explained Krishna Bansal. "I want to make those opportunities available to as many students as possible.”

Bansal is a successful small business owner and community volunteer who has been a leader in raising money and support for disadvantaged students seeking educational opportunities. Before and during his career, he has assisted people from diverse backgrounds.

"Education and training initiatives developed by Dr. Renteria help youth and the adults in their lives,” stated Fran Briggs, Publicist to Dr. Robert Renteria. "Our efforts are strengthened and position us to alter more lives for the greater when officials like Krishna Bansal come on board.”

To learn more about Krishna Bansal’s campaign, visit:, follow the campaign on Facebook at Krishna for Congress, or contact: Jon Zahm, Director of Communications and Special Projects (630) 946-8683

To learn more about Dr. Robert Renteria, visit or call (312) 933-5619. For bookings and media opportunities, contact Fran Briggs. (928) 275-1642.


Krishna Bansal is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and an active community leader who believes in giving back to his community. He is also the Chairman of Indian Community Outreach for the City of Naperville and has volunteered his time to education, business and civic organizations. Krishna has also been instrumental in founding the Indian Community Outreach program which hosts the Naperville’s annual India Day Parade. The organization educates, integrates and empowers the Indian American community with the aim of keeping them a part of mainstream American fabric. He’s the President and CEO of Q1 Technologies, Inc. (Q1Tech), a technology and services company he founded in 2002. His company has worked with educational institutions, governments and Fortune 500 corporations with complex technology and improving global operations. He launched his congressional run on November 7, 2019.


Dr. Renteria addresses youth issues through his From the Barrio book series and school-based and faith-based curricula to inspire, motivate, and teach teens and at-risk youth how to make better life choices. He says the Barrio movement will help to change the landscape by offering effective teaching tools. His books and comprehensive non-generic programs have impacted hundreds of thousands of youth across America and in 25 other countries. As a critically acclaimed speaker, he is instrumental in expanding youth and anti-violence initiatives. He is also recognized for his effectiveness to transcend culture by reaching youth from different backgrounds and countries.

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Blockchain Leader ArcBlock Unveils Swap Service and Asset Chain for Blockchain Developers

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Blockchain Leader ArcBlock unveils Token Swap Service and Asset Chain for developers and application builders to build the latest generation of DApps.

BELLEVUE, WA, USA, January 27, 2020 / — ArcBlock, a leading blockchain development platform, has released its Token Swap Service and Asset Chain. Starting from today, ArcBlock customers and developers will have access to the following websites to allow them fully utilize token swap operations for their applications, services, and utility:


Token Swap Service is a bidirectional swap service that enables developers and users to swap between the ABT Asset Chain and native token and the Ethereum-based ERC20 ABT. In the future, this service will also be available to other development platforms that need to support other types of blockchains developed on the ArcBlock blockchain development framework. Developers will need to leverage ArcBlock's Decentralized Identity Wallet – ABT Wallet – in order to access and use the Token Swap Service. The ABT Wallet is available in the Apple iOS and Google Play stores.

ArcBlock recently released its production-ready platform, SDK, and enterprise blockchain network for decentralized applications all supported by their mobile identity wallet. With this release, ArcBlock has taken the next step on its core mission to become the easiest way to build, run and use DApps.

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Publisher Releases ‘Heather and the Jabberwocky’ Review PDF in Advance

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Book Review Editors Get Free PDF Copies of Novel Called ‘Tantalizing Adventure’

the perfect example of modern absurd literature where the reader has a grand time trying to solve the mystery.”

— Review for Readers’ Favorites by Rabia Tanveer

ST. LOUIS, MO, USA, January 27, 2020 / — The much-anticipated 7th novel by Peter Kelton will be released this week in PDF form for Fiction Reviewers in the United States. Publication date is April 7, 2020. Send Email requests for 284-page advance review copies in PDF to:

Synopsis A vengeful stalker tracks lovely Heather mercilessly from Hong Kong to France to Georgia as her artist husband fends off a Mexican drug cartel’s attempts to disrupt their tranquil academic lives. It’s an intelligent fantasy, a daunting mystery and a tantalizing adventure in literary fiction, according to pre-publication reviews.

Pre-publication reviews:

“Heather and the Jabberwocky” — An Amorous Journey into the Mythical Antiquity of Now has been heralded as “the perfect example of modern absurd literature where the reader has a grand time trying to solve the mystery.” – Review for Readers’ Favorites by Rabia Tanveer.

“An engaging literary novel with characters that are richly developed and a plot that offers exciting moments for readers, the kind of read for those who are into tightly written and delightful prose and strong imagery.” – Review for Readers’ Favorites by Christian Sia.

Peter Kelton’s most recent five novels rated 20 Five Star reviews.

Peter Kelton, a retired newsman has critiqued more than 450 novels in a national column and has written seven novels of his own in a unique erudite literary style of adventure, mystery, suspense and satire. He grew up in Texas, served overseas in the US Army and returned to Europe as a foreign correspondent. He currently divides his time between his homes in St. Louis, MO and Querétaro, Mexico. He has ghost written for more than 100 clients and is a top-rated writer for the Upwork Global Inc. free-lance agency. Background includes International News Editor for AMM in the Chilton Division of Capital CitiesABC Inc. and News Editor for the San Antonio Express-News.

Peter Kelton novels include: Heather and the Jabberwocky, Reminds Me of My Innocence, The Junk Yard Solution, The Trevor Truculence, and The Yesterlings.

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Robert Bailey shares a brief history of UC Berkeley

Former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions Robert Bailey offers an expert look at the public research university's more than 150-year history.

BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA, USA, January 27, 2020 / —

A public research university in Berkeley, California, UC Berkeley was founded more than 150 years ago and remains the flagship and oldest campus of the University of California. A former UC Berkeley registrar and director of admissions, Robert Bailey takes a brief look back on the incredible history of the university, which today instructs tens of thousands of students in hundreds of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

"Founded more than 150 years ago, in 1868, UC Berkeley is the flagship and the oldest of the ten campuses of the University of California," explains Robert Bailey. UC Berkeley has now grown, he goes on to tell, to today instruct more than 40,000 students in over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across a variety of disciplines.

UC Berkeley's history can be traced back to the establishment of the private College of California in early 1868. "Almost immediately merging with the state-run Agricultural, Mining, and Mechanical Arts College to form the University of California, UC Berkeley's charter was signed on March 23, 1868, by California Governor Henry H. Haight," Bailey reveals. "UC Berkeley officially opened in September 1869, based temporarily in nearby Oakland, while the university's all-new campus in Berkeley underwent construction," he adds.

The new campus' construction, Robert Bailey goes on to point out, reached its first milestone in 1873, with the completion of its so-called North and South Halls. "It was then," adds the former UC Berkeley registrar, "that the university's first 189 students moved to the site we know today."

As of last year, Berkeley alumni, researchers, and faculty members now include a total of 107 Nobel laureates, 25 Turing Award winners, and 14 Fields Medalists. "Berkeley alumni, researchers, and faculty members have also won 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, 19 Wolf Prizes, and 19 Pulitzer Prizes," adds former UC Berkeley registrar Robert Bailey.

Since 1930, UC Berkeley researchers have discovered or co-discovered more than 15 chemical elements of the periodic table. "Discovering or co-discovering 16 chemical elements of the periodic table, UC Berkeley researchers have discovered more than any other university on the planet," Bailey reveals.

Elsewhere, and in more recent years, UC Berkeley has become known as one of the leading U.S. universities in producing internationally renowned entrepreneurs, according to Bailey, and UC Berkeley alumni have gone on to found many world-famous companies globally.

"UC Berkeley's motto, taken from the third verse of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament," he adds, wrapping up, "is 'Fiat lux,' or 'Let there be light.'"

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Kepley BioSystems to Participate in TEDˣ Greensboro

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TEDˣ Greensboro 2020: RISK will be held March 26, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Van Dyke Performance Space at the Greensboro Cultural Center (200 N. Davie Street, Greensboro, NC 27401).

Meet the Speakers of TEDx Greensboro 2020

Anthony Dellinger, PhD, president of Kepley BioSystems (and TEDˣ Greensboro invited speakers)

Dellinger's story of translating research into enterprise solutions – and addressing pressing environmental issues – resonates with our 2020 theme of 'Risk'.”

— Richard Moore, TEDˣ Greensboro Founder

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA, USA, January 27, 2020 / — Kepley BioSystems president, Anthony Dellinger, has been invited to participate in a regional TEDˣ event on March 26, 2020, at the Greensboro Cultural Center. Following this year’s theme of “Risk,” Dellinger will join Greensboro’s most curious and innovative minds, as they share their stories of uncertainties and triumphs in pursuit of audacious goals.

“Dellinger's story of translating research into enterprise solutions – and addressing pressing environmental issues – resonates with our 2020 theme of ‘Risk’,” said planning committee head and TEDˣ Greensboro founder Richard Moore.

“It's also an interesting story of how federal organizations, such as the National Science Foundation, can seed and nurture research to produce real-world results,” Moore added.

The event will take place March 26, 2020 from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at the Van Dyke Performance Space in Greensboro, NC. Tickets and additional information are now available at

About TED:
TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDˣ events help share ideas in communities around the world.

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. TED believes passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On, there is a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers — and a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other, both online and at TED and TEDˣ events around the world, all year long.

TED is owned by a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation with an agenda to make great ideas accessible and spark conversation.

About TEDˣ Greensboro
TEDˣ Greensboro is comprised of a group of broad thinkers familiar with TED that came together to develop an event designed to focus on Greensboro and its future. TEDˣ Greensboro events feature a diversity of local and regional speakers from across several disciplines that address a variety of topics with unique stories and ideas.

About Kepley BioSystems:
Kepley BioSystems is a North Carolina-based life sciences biotech operating out of Gateway Research Park (GRP) in collaboration with the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN), comprised of a partnership between the North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University (NCA&T) and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). Kepley BioSystems was founded in 2013 with a mission to emerge disruptive innovations to achieve global solutions. For more information, visit:

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ACC GLOBAL MEDIA features Motivational Coach Donna Folcarelli





Donna Folcarelli, Motivational Coach to be Featured by ACC GLOBAL NEWS

Using personal life experience, Motivational Coach Donna Folcarelli has a unique talent of being able to help people overcome very tough and overwhelming situations in their lives”


Donna Folcarelli & Directions For Life Rhode Island
ACC GLOBAL NEWS Interview with Donna Folcarelli, Founder of Directions For Life on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 2020 at 12NOON (12:00 p.m. EST., Rhode Island
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ACC Global Media Spotlights Motivational Coach Donna Folcarelli of Directions For Life on Growth, Empowerment & Motivation

ACC News Talk Radio Spotlights Donna Folcarelli of Directions for Life

Providence, RI – In life, the hand we’re dealt may not always seem promising. It can be downright terrifying. Negative experiences, mental and physical in nature, can have devastating effects on the human psyche. The mind can be twisted, torn, inflated and deflated with a few simple words or actions from others. Maintaining a positive outlook and a healthy mindset are essential for achieving the goals we set for ourselves. But it’s no simple task and there’s no shame in seeking the assistance of trained professionals like Life Coach and founder of Directions for Life, Donna Folcarelli.

For her own part, Donna endured years of abuse, personal challenges, failure, and negativity… but she made the choice to overcome and rise above the obstacles that life threw her way. We all have our turning point moments in life, some experience more than others but for Donna, she realized her calling to help others after she successfully assisted her father through his abusive alcoholism.

Even with this major personal victory, Donna would continue to suffer through negative relationships, health issues, marital problems, legal troubles and utter disappointment. Positivity reigned supreme and Donna pushed through, went on to earn her Masters from Boston University in social work which eventually led to her path as a Life Coach. She proudly founded Directions for Life in 2015.

More importantly, one of the strongest motivating factors in Donna's life has been her children. Donna has seen her children get the opportunities she did not get growing up and get a start on life as they graduated with honors from Providence College and Columbia University.

With Directions for Life, Donna creates a compassionate and nurturing environment that’s built around each client’s individual needs. Directions for Life is a non-profit geared company focused on genuinely helping people to gain empowerment, motivation and inspiration. All walks of life are welcome.

Offering sessions in person and by phone, Donna strives to help people overcome a wide variety of issues including the very obstacles that stifled her throughout her life. Clients will embark upon a fascinating journey of self-exploration through open discussion with the goal of turning weaknesses into strength, bring forth freedom and balance, and lead clients to conquer all barriers that life may throw their way.

“Everyone lives through their own unique situation. People get stuck and overwhelmed. The long roads that I took allow me to create a relatable platform for people. We can create change in small increments at a comfortable pace. Change isn’t something you can force. Together, we can rebuild your mind and spirit. You too can turn any negative into a positive. The possibilities are endless,” exclaims Folcarelli.

Donna Folcarelli will be featured on ACC News Talk Radio on Wednesday, January 29th at 12pm EST. For more information visit, email or call 401-497-9115.

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Dr. Melissa Samartano of the Holistic Counseling Center to be Featured on Close Up Radio


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PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS, UNITED STATES, January 27, 2020 / — When we seek counseling for depression, anxiety, panic, or trauma we expect to pour our heart out and release all those pent-up emotions we have bottled up inside. But what if instead our doctor prefers to examine the root cause of our issues? What if they seek to treat us by suggesting acupuncture, yoga, herbs, mindfulness, meditation, connecting to higher consciousness, helping us learn to listen to that inner wisdom, and encouraging self-care? With these nonpharmacological methods of facilitating care, can we truly live in an optimal state of health and well-being?

Dr. Melissa Samartano, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Psychology and has a PHD in Metaphysics. She is from Plymouth, MA and has a clinical practice called Holistic Counseling Center with 5 licensed and credentialed clinicians working for her. She serves a broad population of people with an even broader range of mental health related issues. She is also a certified and registered yoga teacher and teaches ongoing yoga classes through her practice. Dr. Samartano is also the author of “Your Body Knows How To Heal: A Women’s Guide To Preventing And Reversing Heart Disease.”

“My practice encompasses a holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit focusing on your overall well-being, not just treating symptoms,” says Melissa. “By evaluating every aspect of my client’s health, I discover underlying causes of their mental health issues.”

Some may find they have physical issue such as thyroid, digestive, low testosterone, low iron, or other physical health issues they didn’t know about which is causing the mental health issue. Mostly all these issues are caused by external and internal stress on the body. Stress is the leading cause of disease in our country. Emotional stress, environmental stress, and living in the fight or flight response to life leads to chronic mental and physical illness. Melissa works with her clients on finding an emotional release for this underlying fear-based response to life. What are we holding onto emotionally that is causing chronic illness?

Twenty years ago, Melissa’s heart started racing out of control. It would routinely race up to 300 beats a minute for 45 minutes at a time. Her life was at serious risk causing her to frequently faint and black out sending her to the ER and ultimately landing her in the ICU for 10 days. After the second invasive heart procedure called an ablation didn’t work, she realized she needed to change her life. She remembers sitting there on the OR table thinking “I can’t live the rest of my life going in and out of the hospital and on medication blacking out everywhere.” Dr. Samartano could have died of a heart attack or stroke with her heart rate jumping up that high. So, she decided to change her life around.

According to Dr. Samartano, good nutrition is critical in healing our body, mind, and spirit. She emphasizes how important it is to focus on our gut health. Your gut represents 70% of your immune system. If the bacteria are sick so are you. She recommends eliminating white flour, sugar, corn, dairy, gluten, alcohol all huge contributors to obesity and poor nutrition which leads to chronic illness. By eating a plant-based diet you can not only lose weight but decrease your risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and cognitive issues.

“Along with nourishing our physical bodies we should practice nourishing our mind and spirit,” says Dr. Samartano “We emit feel good chemicals which help the body fight against disease and viruses. Practicing quieting the mind and listening to that inner wisdom, intuition, or gut feeling helps guide us in our lives making healthy choices for our bodies.”

In her book she discusses step by step key strategies to improve our overall health and happiness and literally reclaim our lives.

“I know it seems hard to think about what we need to do differently to help our healing process,” says Melissa. “And it could seem intimidating and overwhelming to think that we are contributing to our health either in healthy positive ways or unhealthy negative ways. I am here to tell you that you can do this. You can change your life around. In my book I provide techniques and tools to help you learn just how to accomplish it.”

Melissa emphasizes three things to properly heal: being patient, remaining proactive in order to yield results, and trusting the healing process.

“Learning to listen to our bodies is paramount in our healing process” says Dr. Samartano. “Making cognitive and behavioral changes, practicing mindfulness, yoga, prayer, meditation, increasing self-care, and focusing on what we love most invokes feelings of peace and contentment that will take us on a path to living our best lives and healing our bodies from chronic illness, isn’t that what we all want most?”

Says Melissa, “Your body is your most powerful ally and partner. You only have to empower it. I know you’re not perfect—no one is. But there is a path that is ideal for you that you can only perfect by starting to take one step after the other. Just as it is true that your reactions to stress have created your current state of illness, it is also true that you can choose new reactions and create a new state of health.”

Close Up Radio will feature Dr. Melissa Samartano in an interview with Jim Masters Tuesday January 28th at 1 p.m. EST.

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Exploring The Different Styles of Yoga with Instructor Danielle Jarman of Sarasota, Part I

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Danielle Jarman of Sarasota

SARASOTA, FL, UNITED STATES, January 27, 2020 / — A no-equipment needed exercise; a meditative ritual; a form of self-care; a method of aligning body, spirit, and mind; a challenge undertaken to develop discipline, a conduit to spiritual growth: the practice of yoga is all this and more. Yet newcomers to yoga can often be overwhelmed by the wide variety of styles that are offered at their gym or in local studios. What do all those Sanskrit words mean? What’s the difference between one kind of yoga and another? Which are beginner-friendly?

We asked yoga instructor Daniele Jarman of Sarasota to explain the types of yoga that you’re most likely to encounter as someone who is just starting out. This article focuses on five popular styles; next time, we’ll take a look at several more.


Hatha is something of an umbrella term, Danielle Jarman says. It describes any yoga type that teaches physical postures and is therefore somewhat vague. If you attend an Intro to Hatha Yoga class, you can expect a beginner-friendly session that relies on very basic poses. It probably won’t get your heart pumping, but it may challenge your balance, stamina, and flexibility. Hatha yoga practices usually end with savasana, or corpse pose, one of the most restorative and restful poses, and that feeling of relaxation will stay with you for a while.

Vinyasa and Ashtanga

These two styles of yoga are very similar. Both focus on asana, or postures, but in practice they are very different. According to Danielle Jarman of Sarasota, ashtanga refers to the eight limbs of yoga as described in the Yoga Sutras. Considered guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life, these eight limbs are:

– Yama—ethical standards and sense of integrity
– Niyama—self-discipline and spirituality
– Asana—postures
– Pranayama—breath control
– Pratyahara—sensory transcendence
– Dharana—concentration
– Dhyana—meditation or contemplation
– Samadhi—ecstasy

In Ashtanga, the same traditional sequence of poses is performed in order, with no variance allowed. Daniele Jarman of Sarasota understands from personal experience how demanding a style of yoga it is, both physically and mentally.

Vinyasa relies on some of the same poses, and often is similarly intense, but does not emphasize the strict order in the same way that Ashtanga does. It asks that practitioners link their breath to their movement in a smooth, fluid fashion. Vinyasa teachers often play music in the background, although of course, every teacher is different.

Bikram and Hot Yoga

Danielle Jarman tells us that Bikram yoga was developed by a teacher named Bikram Choudhury, who held his classes in rooms heated to 105 degrees and with 40 percent humidity. The sweat that ensues from working one’s way through 26 poses, always in the same order, is intended to be purifying and clarifying. In addition, Bikram classes incorporate two breathing exercises and last for precisely 90 minutes.

Hot yoga is similar but less stringent. The rooms where hot yoga classes are held are usually only between 80 and 100 degrees, with varying humidity levels. Hot yoga teachers lead their students through any sequences or individual poses they wish. Unlike in Bikram classes, it’s usually permissible to interact, talk, and play music during hot yoga.

Join us next time, when Daniele Jarman of Sarasota will guide beginner yogis through an overview of several more popular yoga styles. In the meantime, namaste!

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Dr. Salwa Ahmed Elgebaly of Nour Heart Inc. to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

VIENNA, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, January 27, 2020 / — There are 250,000 people with end-stage heart failure who could qualify for a heart transplant, but only 2,500-3,000 transplants are performed each year.

There have been few innovations that could actively expand the donor pool, but a new drug could change the scope of heart transplantation for years to come.

Dr. Salwa A. Elgebaly, PhD is the Founder and CEO of Nour Heart, Inc., dedicated to the development of the new cardioprotective drug, Cyclocreatine Phosphate for patients with Ischemic Heart Diseases.

“I wanted to bring this to life for the people whose stories touched me,” says Dr. Elgebaly. “I believe in Cyclocreatine phosphate.”

Seven of every 10 organ donor hearts go unutilized. This is due in part to a lack of effective strategies to protect the heart from ischemic injury in the period between harvesting and transplantation.

“Until now, we put the heart in a buffer solution, but that's not enough. It's not protecting the heart,” says Dr. Elgebaly. “By the time the heart is transplanted, there are so many areas that have either been injured or died. The heart doesn't function well, it doesn’t recover well. The surgeons can only hope the heart starts shortly after transplantion.”

Cyclocreatine phosphate could be used in end-stage heart failure patients scheduled for heart transplantation procedure and, thus, can increase donor utilization and patients’ outcomes. For the new heart transplantation procedures using “donation after circulatory death (DCD)” hearts, Cyclocreatine phosphate would be very effective in protecting donor hearts during the warm ischemic time, reducing heart dysfunction after the transplant.

CCrP can also be administered to heart attack patients in the pre-hospital phase, as well as during, or some hours after, the angioplasty procedure to potentially achieve protection of a greater amount of heart tissue, reduce scar size, and limit the progression of the heart attack to heart failure.

Most pharmaceutical companies are focusing on anti-inflammatory interventions to be administered after a heart attack, but none of these clinical trials showed any benefits because they are not addressing the key issue: how to preserve the “energy source” in the ischemic areas after a heart attack.

“It started 30 years ago by looking into what are the inflammatory mediators that are released from the tissue in response to injury,” recalls Dr. Elgebaly. “Initially we started with the eye, but the eye was not practical, so we decided to study the heart. We discovered, like the eye, the heart also releases an inflammatory mediator in a very high quantity, which we called, Nourin. We then used Nourin to develop a new diagnostic test for patients with angina and heart attack, and a cardioprotective anti-inflammatory drug.”

Adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is a complex organic chemical that provides energy to drive many processes in living cells (ATP is often referred to as the "molecular unit of currency" of intracellular energy transfer). In the event of ischemia (reduction of blood flow), ATP is no longer synthesized, causing a cascade of events, including the release of Nourin.

Creatine phosphate is a naturally occurring compound that makes ATP in the cell. Cyclocreatine phosphate is an analog, a derivative of creatine, which allows the continues production of ATP during ischemia, when Creatine phosphate stops working.

“If you look at our heart model, we are using Cyclocreatine phosphate during heart removal from the donors and transportation. The recipient will not receive the drug. It's a good possibility of improving the donor pool.”

The FDA has awarded Cyclocreatine phosphate with its Orphan Drug Designation for its use as a Cardioprotective drug for end-stage heart failure patients scheduled for heart transplantation procedure. Interestingly, Cyclocreatine phosphate received the unique designation of: “Prevention of Ischemic Injury to Enhance Cardiac Graft Recovery and Survival in Heart Transplantation”.

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. Salwa A. Elgebaly in an interview with Jim Masters on January 28th at 12:00 pm EST

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