Stuart Burchill’s Every Leaf Matters Program Shows Every Person Can Make a Global Difference

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Renewable Sprout Pencils Make Cleaning Air Easier Than Ever

NAPLES, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 17, 2019 / — In our busy lives, we often get caught up worrying about the here and now. Not many of us are actively thinking of how earth will be in 300 years once we are long gone. Climate change will alter our planet’s weather patterns and normal living conditions as we know it, unless we take active measures to slow down the process. Many times, you hear about businesses conducting in practices that are harmful for the environment. Stuart Burchill is someone that proves that businesses can not only reduce negative environmental impact but also be a positive influence.

Stuart initiated the program “Every Leaf Matters” to instill environmentally friendly practices within businesses. Every company that Stuart Burchill conducts business with receives a “thank you” gift, a Sprout Pencil. The ingenious pencil is made from renewable wood and has a small compartment with seeds in it instead of an eraser. Once the pencil runs out of lead, you plant the seeds in a pot of soil and in a few weeks, you have a beautiful plant.

Stuart Burchill states, “As a businessman, I initiated the program in the companies I manage and invest in as a marketing/branding strategy that had the additional benefit of actually making a big difference that became bigger as the program expanded.”

Stuart Burchill continues, “And that is where the work of cleaning air begins. People thinks of plants as pretty and, in the case of herbs for instance, delicious. However, what people rarely think of is the air cleaning power of even one potted plant.”

A study in 1989, conducted by NASA, found that 15 to 18 plants can continuously purify, ridding the air of toxins including carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and other chemicals from man-made materials used to insulate a home. NASA found that typical houseplants are the most efficient at removing toxins from the air. The typical houseplant is also found in tropical forests, where the leaves on these plants allow the plant to photosynthesize in the low light conditions of a typical home.

Stuart Burchill concludes, “Our Every Leaf Matters Program is a great example of how businesses and citizens can take small actions that in turn create a compounding effect improving our environment. These actions compounded over time, will have monumental difference for good and benefit future generations. Instead of downplaying the impact one individual can have, remember, every leaf matters.”

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Phaze Concrete Gives Tips to Affordably Turn a Patio into an Outdoor Oasis

A home is a sanctuary and with these tips from Phaze Concrete, you will be able to turn your patio into an oasis.

CEDAR CITY, UTAH, USA, January 11, 2019 / — The pride and love an owner has for their home are directly related to how they feel while they are there. Some people believe that their home is a burden, while others are thankful to have a roof over their head. Others, however, make their home their own, private getaway. After all, a home is the core of a person’s life. It is where many memories are made, where you live with loved ones and the truest expression of oneself. Therefore, it is important to focus on all aspects of your home. This includes the patio.

Phaze Concrete has seen a lot of patios. Over the years, the company has developed tips. Between working on them and witnessing how a patio makes a house come together, Phaze Concrete has realized what works. Here are some simple, affordable tips to turn a patio into an outdoor oasis.

Build a Cabana

Building a Cabana might sound expensive, but it does not have to be. Use some wood, some PVC pipe, and a little outdoor material to create your Cabana. The size and height are up to you; all that matters is that it is enjoyed. This is a great way to keep out of the sun, while still enjoying the day. Plus, simply having a Cabana makes the patio sound exotic.

Get Crafty with Concrete

There are many different design ideas that are affordable but take some imagination. Putting down colored concrete pavers add a unique, cheerful touch to your patio. If color is not exactly up your ally but you still want to be unique, create a checkered chess-board. This opens a lot of opportunities. It can be a simple decoration or, for the fantasy enthusiasts out there, you could play with it. There are many other designs, but ultimately, there is a lot of ways to easily and affordably excel your patio. Much of that can be accomplished with the placement and hue of the concrete.

Get Your Gardening On

Creating a flourishing garden is a rewarding way to make a patio blossom into your dream outdoor living space. Whether you are a flower, vegetable, or succulent person, it is fun and affordable to focus on a patio. While this does take a little bit of a green thumb and a commitment, having a garden can add color and life to your patio.

To close, Phaze Concrete has found that a happy homeowner utilizes all that they have at their disposal. From the mailbox to the farthest fence post on their property, they make every inch their own. This includes the patio. The best place in the world for a person should be their home. However, that is impossible if they do not feel as though they have made their home into their own, personal piece of paradise. These inexpensive, simple tips will help turn even the most obtuse patio into a wondrous oasis.

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Medical doctor and researcher Dr. Paul Norwood publishes guidance & advice for people suffering from Diabetes

Blog of Paul Norwood, doctor specializes in specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Blog of Paul Norwood, doctor specializes in specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Clinic of Paul C Norwood MD in Fresno CA, specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Clinic of Paul C Norwood MD in Fresno CA, specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism

Dr Paul Norwood on Improve U Program, Fresno, California

Dr Paul Norwood on Improve U Program, Fresno, California

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Website of Paul Norwood MD Fresno California

Dr Paul Norwood, Fresno, California

Dr Paul Norwood, Fresno, California

In the U.S. alone, about 30.3 million people suffer from diabetes (as of 2015). Dr. Paul Norwood published a guidance on this subject.

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no one plays a more central role in managing your diabetes than you. You should seek help from a doctor and discuss the best way to care for your condition and stay healthy”

— Dr. Paul Norwood, Valley Endocrine clinic in Fresno, California

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, January 10, 2019 / — Diabetes mellitus, commonly called “diabetes,” is a group of metabolic disorders with high blood sugar levels over a long period of time. Serious long-term complications include cardiovascular disease, stroke, chronic kidney disease, foot ulcers, and damage to the eyes. See

Medical doctor and researcher Paul Norwood, MD has published a new informational article on managing diabetes. The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Paul Norwood at

Let’s start with a few numbers. According to the American Diabetes Association (as of 2015):

• 30.3 million Americans (9.4% of the population) had diabetes.

• Approximately 1.25 million American children and adults have type 1 diabetes.

• Of the 30.3 million adults with diabetes, 23.1 million were diagnosed, and 7.2 million were undiagnosed.

• The percentage of Americans age 65 and older remains high, at 25.2%, or 12.0 million seniors (diagnosed and undiagnosed).

• New Cases: 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year.

• Prediabetes: In 2015, 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older had prediabetes.

Source: American Diabetes Association,

Diabetes is disease characterized by high sugar/glucose levels in your blood. Glucose is generally found in the foods you eat. The hormone insulin helps this glucose to enter your cells, and release energy. As per the CDC, there are currently 30.3 million people in America that suffer from diabetes. Diabetes can further be broken down in Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes.

Type 1 diabetes happens when your body cannot make insulin. People suffering from Type 1 diabetes need insulin shots on a daily basis. Type 2 diabetes happens when your body cannot use or make insulin too well. In this case, you are required to take medicine or insulin shots to manage your diabetes. This type of diabetes is the most prevalent.
Finally, gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that happens to some women when they are pregnant. It usually goes away once they give birth, but even so, these women are at a higher risk of acquiring diabetes at a later point in their life.

How Can You Manage Your Diabetes?

Dr. Norwood notes that no one plays a more central role in managing your diabetes than you. You should seek help from a doctor and discuss the best way to care for your condition and stay healthy. Some key steps for managing diabetes are:

Step 1: Know the ABCs of Your Diabetes

When you have diabetes, there are three main things to take care of:

a. The A1C Test: The A1C test is a blood test used to measure your blood glucose level over a period of 3 months. Ideally, the result for this test should be below 7, but you should ask your doctor for specifics as it can be different for everyone.

b. Blood Pressure: Your blood pressure is defined as the force of circulating blood on the walls of your blood vessels. The blood pressure goal for a diabetic is below 140/90 but as is the case with the A1C test, it may be different for you. Maintaining your blood pressure at normal levels is very important because a high blood pressure means more work for your heart. This can go on to cause a stroke, a heart attack, and damage your eyes and kidneys.

c. Cholesterol: The cholesterol in your blood can be broken down into 2 parts. LDL is the ‘”bad cholesterol”. This can accumulate and block your blood vessels, causing a stroke or heart attack. HDL is the “good cholesterol”. It helps remove LDL from your blood vessels. As far as the ideal level of LDL and HDL is concerned, the answer varies for everyone, and your doctor will be able to advise you better on this.

Step 2: Cope With Your Diabetes

a. Manage your stress: Stress causes your blood sugar levels to rise. Learn ways to control your stress. This can be done by doing breathing exercises, going on a walk, gardening, meditating, or listening to music. You can also seek help from a mental health counselor, a friend or family member, or a support group.

b. Eat well: Work with your doctor and come up with a meal plan that helps support your condition. Choose low-calorie foods and avoid foods having trans fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar. Foods that are high in fiber, like breads, whole grain cereals, rice, crackers or pasta are very good for you. You must also include a lot of fruits and vegetables in your diet as well as, low-fat milk and cheese. Try to consume water over juices and carbonated beverages.

c. Be active: Being active is a general necessity to lead a healthy lifestyle but it has numerous additional health benefits for diabetics. You can start by going on short walks at least 3 times a day. Allocate 2 days to building your muscle strength. You can do this by using stretch bands, doing yoga, gardening, or trying push-ups.

d. Set a routine: Developing some daily habits can go a long way in managing your diabetes. For one, check your feet for blisters, cuts, swelling and red spots, on a daily basis. Contact your doctor or health care team at once if you have any sores that do not disappear. You must also maintain your oral health by brushing and flossing every day. If you smoke, then you must quit right away. You must also make a habit of checking your blood sugar once or twice a day. Keep a record of these results to show to your doctor when you pay a visit.

Step 3: Getting Routine Care

Keep in touch with your doctor and your healthcare team. Pay your doctor a visit at least twice a year so that you are up to date with your condition. If any problems are found, regular visits can help treat them on a timely basis.

At each visit, you must get:
* A blood pressure check
* A weight check
* A foot check
* A review of your health plan

Besides this, you must get an A1C test done at least twice a year. If the result is often over 7, the frequency may have to be increased.

You’ll also need to get the following done, once a year:
* Cholesterol Test
* Dental Exam
* Eye exam in case of eye problems
* Complete foot exam
* Flu shot
* Blood and urine test in case of kidney problems

You can also consider getting the following shots at least once in your life:
* Hepatitis B shot
* Pneumonia shot

Diabetics may get careless about their condition. Proper management of diabetes can help you live a near-to-normal life, but neglect may result in serious repercussions. Keeping your blood sugar levels as close to normal as possible has the following benefits:
* You have more energy
* You feel less thirsty and tired
* You heal faster
* You have fewer bladder and skin infections

Managing your diabetes will also help you avoid serious health problems such as:
* Stroke or heart attack
* Nerve damage, this is usually characterized by pain, numbness or a tingling sensation in your hands and feet
* Kidney problems which may lead to kidney failure
* Eye problems which may lead to losing your eyesight
* Oral cavity infections which may cause tooth decay or gum disease

The complete article will be published on the Blog of Dr. Norwood at

About Paul Norwood, MD

Dr. Paul Norwood leads the team at Valley Endocrine in Fresno, California. Valued by his community for his caring and kind personality as well as his skills as a physician, Dr. Paul Norwood is also respected nationwide for his expertise as an endocrinologist. In 1993, Dr. Norwood founded Valley Endocrine Clinic, which specializes in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, as well as Valley Research, which does clinical trials.

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Ahlers & Ogletree's New Year's Signature Estates Auction, Jan. 12-13 in Atlanta, will be packed with 1,144 quality lots

14kt white gold aquamarine and diamond necklace set with a 38-carat aquamarine (est. $25,000-$35,000).

Royal Copenhagen 93-piece porcelain dinner service for twelve in the Flora Danica pattern (est. $50,000-$70,000).

Ming Dynasty scroll made from ink and pigment on silk, after Qiu Ying (Chinese, circa 1494-1552) (est. $10,000-$15,000).

Untitled figural landscape by Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953), one of two watercolors by Dufy in the sale (est. $20,000-$40,000).

Unsigned, bust-length oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady by Sir Joshua Reynolds (British, 1723-1792) (est. $15,000-$25,000).

A 93-piece Royal Copenhagen porcelain dinner service for twelve and two figural watercolor paintings by the French painter Raoul Dufy are expected top lots.

ATLANTA, GA, UNITED STATES, January 7, 2019 / — A 93-piece Royal Copenhagen porcelain dinner service for twelve in the Flora Danica pattern, two figural watercolor paintings by the renowned French painter Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), and a 38-carat aquamarine necklace from the collection of the late Lily Langtree are a few expected top lots in Ahlers & Ogletree’s New Year’s Signature Estates Auction slated for the weekend of January 12th and 13th, online and in the Atlanta gallery at 700 Miami Circle.

The Saturday-Sunday auction will be packed with 1,144 quality lots, mostly pulled from prominent local estates and collections. Included will be lovely period antiques, fine art by noted artists, silver, Asian arts, period furniture, fine estate jewelry and more. Online bidding is provided by,, and

Start times will be 10 am Eastern both days. The Royal Copenhagen 93-piece porcelain dinner service for twelve in the Flora Danica pattern carries the catalog’s highest pre-sale estimate, at $50,000-$70,000. Each piece is marked to the underside with the maker’s mark and each piece has the hand-painted Latin name of the plant species that’s depicted.

The untitled (Chevaux a Deauville) figural landscape by Raoul Dufy depicts onlookers at a horse race below a hillside town. The painting was rendered in watercolor and gouache on paper and is signed lower right. It’s nicely housed in a 26 inch by 32 inch frame and is expected to bring $20,000-$40,000. Dufy was a Fauvist painter and brother of Jean Dufy.

The 14kt white gold handmade aquamarine and diamond pendant and chain set features a 38.27-carat medium-blue aquamarine surrounded by 53 one-carat tw diamonds on a 24-inch chain. An accompanying document describes the necklace as being “from the collection of the late Lily Langtree” (1853-1929, the British-American socialite-actress-producer), and it was “displayed at the Paris Exhibition of 1925” (est. $25,000-$35,000).

European furniture will feature a George II-style marble-top and gilt bronze library (or dining) table, made in the 20th century in the manner of William Kent, having a Greek key frieze centered with a mask on eight square tapered and fluted legs (est. $15,000-$20,000); and a rare set of eight Irish-made Queen Anne dining chairs (six from the early 18th century and two later models), appraised in 1987 for $65,000 (est. $15,000-$20,000).

An unsigned, bust-length oil on canvas Portrait of a Lady by British painter Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), possibly of Lady Charlotte Johnston, housed in a 32 inch by 28 inch frame, is expected to realize $15,000-$25,000. Also, an oil on canvas genre scene by Ivan Trutnev (Russian, 1827-1912), depicting two workmen shooing away stray dogs, artist signed and unframed at 28 ¾ inches by 21 ¾ inches, should make $7,000-$9,000.

Wonderful original oil on canvas paintings by listed French artists will be plentiful and will include the following works:

• L’Hiver a Pomponne by Henri Lebasque (1865-1937), painted in 1906 and signed lower right, an Impressionistic landscape rendering depicting a view on a river in winter, with the canvas measuring about 23 ¾” by 28 ¾” (est. 20,000-$40,000).
• Place de la Bastille, by Edouard Cortes (1882-1969), signed lower left, depicting a Parisian street scene, 23” by 27 ¼” framed (est. $10,000-$20,000).
• Seaside Landscape with Gardener (1978) by Marcel Dyf (1899-1985), one of three works by Dyf in the auction, depicting an ocean shoreline with a woman gardening on a bank, signed and inscribed to verso with date/signature (est. $4,000-$6,000).
• La Danseuse, painted in the mid-20th century by Charles Levier (1920-2003), showing two female dancers and artist signed to lower right and to verso. Verso of canvas also has gallery label remnants specifying artist, title (est. $1,500-$3,000).

An American coin silver soup ladle by Thomas Phillips (1774-1843), with a period script “C” to the front of the handle and a design that suggests it was made during Phillips’ first period in Paris, Ky. (1792-1818), 14 inches long, weighing 5.88 ozt, should bring $10,000-$15,000; and a 70-piece porcelain dinner service in the Audubon pattern by Limoges for Tiffany & Co., each piece with the maker and pattern marks to the underside, is expected to reach $8,000-$16,000.

A Ming Dynasty scroll after Qiu Ying (Chinese, circa 1494-1552), depicting a battle and titled Scene of Zixushanglin, made from ink and pigment on silk and likely crafted late Ming or early Qing, with several period seals, should finish at $10,000-$15,000; while a clear and frosted glass Margaret vase by Rene Lalique (French, 1860-1945), from a model introduced in 1929, about 9 inches tall and marked to the underside “R. Lalique France”, is expected to make $6,000-$8,000.

Previews will be held Monday through Friday, January 7th-11th, from 10-5 daily. A preview party will be held on Thursday, January 10th, from 6-9 pm. Light refreshments will be served. Doors will open both auction days, Saturday and Sunday, January 12th and 13th, promptly at 9 am EDT.

Ahlers & Ogletree is a multi-faceted, family-owned business that spans the antiques, estate sale, wholesale, liquidation, auction and related industries. Ahlers & Ogletree is always seeking quality consignments for future auctions. To consign an item, an estate or a collection, you may call them at 404-869-2478; or, you can send them an e-mail, at

To learn more about Ahlers & Ogletree and the Signature Estates Auction planned for January 12th-13th in Atlanta, Ga., visit Updates are posted frequently. You can also follow Ahlers & Ogletree via social media on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook.

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