IAPAM's hCG Diet Clinic List Helps Patients Find the Best hCG Physicians in 2012

For patients whose New Year’s Resolution in 2012 is to lose weight, the IAPAM’s hCG Diet Clinic Directory can help find an hCG for Weight Loss expert physician in all areas of the US.

Las Vegas, Nevada, December 22, 2011 -- The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM) offers the most comprehensive hCG Diet Clinic listing of physicians, all of whom have been expertly trained in hCG for weight loss by the IAPAM. For patients whose New Year’s Resolution in 2012 is to lose weight, the IAPAM’s hCG Diet Clinic Directory can help find an hCG for Weight Loss expert physician in all areas of the US.

The IAPAM’s (http://www.iapam.com) comprehensive hCG Diet Clinic Directory (http://www.iapam.com/aesthetic-resources/hcg-diet-clinics) provides consumers with a comprehensive listing of qualified IAPAM trained hCG Physicians. Patients seeking out certified physicians, who have completed the IAPAM’s hCG for Weight Loss program, can browse the IAPAM’s comprehensive directory for an hCG expert in their area. All physicians listed on the IAPAM hCG Diet Clinic Directory page have:

1. advanced training in utilizing hCG for weight loss,
2. only offer pharmaceutical grade hCG, and
3. all their hCG patients use the IAPAM’s comprehensive hCG Protocol Patient Guidebook.

Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM, and a member of the expert faculty of instructors at the IAPAM’s Physician hCG Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com), comments that, “since being showcased on the Dr. Oz Show in February, patient demand for medically supervised hCG weight loss has exploded. We are seeing a correlating increase in physician-demand for the IAPAM’s hCG training, to capture this growing market.” To date, “well over 15,000 patients have successfully lost weight on hCG using the IAPAM’s Exclusive hCG Protocol, based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches, and the IAPAM’s hCG training is taught by a faculty who operate hCG weight loss clinics and who have completed the IAPAM’s hCG weight loss program themselves. This allows physicians and their staff to learn from the faculty’s vast experience,” shares Russell.

IAPAM’s hCG Training is Complete and Comprehensive

Physicians who have attended the IAPAM’s full day hCG training are the best trained hCG Physicians in North America. In fact, the IAPAM’s hCG Training is the only medical weight loss training approved for a special medical malpractice rate for those who have attended and been certified by the IAPAM.

The IAPAM’s hCG Training program covers:

- A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol;
- Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs;
- Patient selection criteria;
- Common medical contraindications;
- Current FDA status & requirements;
- Legal/Insurance considerations and special access to hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program; and
- Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies.

Registrants also receive the following hCG program resources:

- Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (hCG friendly recipes, food journal, tips);
- Waiting room presentations and proven hCG promotional materials;
- Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;
- Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms; and
- Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products.

For physicians interested in adding hCG for Weight Loss, please note that all of the IAPAM’s hCG Training seminars in 2010 and 2011 sold out. To register for the next session in 2012, please visit: http://www.hcgtraining.com, or contact the IAPAM at info@theiapam.com or call 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 704

Farmer’s Garden™ by Vlasic® Provides Simple Solutions When You’re in a Wine Pairing “Pickle”

Top 5 Tips to Boost Wine Pairing Proficiency.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ (December 22, 2011) -- As part of its “TasteBuds” entertainment and lifestyle blog (http://www.thetastebudsblog.com), Farmer’s Garden™ by Vlasic®, a Pinnacle Foods Group LLC brand, has tapped guest blogger and chef Jennifer Iannolo of The Gilded Fork to provide tips and advice on wine pairing during this busy holiday entertaining season exclusively on its microsite, http://www.FarmersGardenbyVlasic.com.

In her blog post entitled “Simple Solutions to the Wine Pairing Conundrum,” (http://www.farmersgardenvlasic.com/?p=455) Iannolo shares a step-by-step approach and a host of resources (ranging from high-tech to old-school) to help navigate the wine conundrum with ease.

Here are Jennifer’s top five tips for enjoying the perfect wine selection without panic:

1. First you want to start with your menu: What are you serving? From there you have something to work with - flavor profiles, dominant flavors and a price range.

2. For gadget geeks, there are three stellar wine apps that will do the pairing work for you: Hello Vino, Pair It, and Natalie MacLean Wine Picks & Pairings

3. For old-schoolers, take your dinner menu to your local wine merchant and ask for pairing help. But be careful here. I once went in to get a bottle of wine when I was dressed to the nines with my Louis Vuitton bag, and the merchant escorted me right back to the “vault”, where the most expensive wines lived.

4. Get yourself a copy of Karen Page and Andrew Dornenberg’s book, What to Drink with What You Eat. Broken down by flavor components, this incredibly useful book identifies wines by regions, varietals, and goes even beyond wine in case you want to serve the perfect...water.

5. Great wines can be found anywhere. If you are comfortable doing the pairings yourself some bulk chains such as Costco or Beverages & More offer a decent selection of wines.

To read the rest of Jennifer’s blog post and get a full list of her recommended resources, visit http://www.thetastebudsblog.com. For more information about Farmer’s Garden™ by Vlasic® visit http://www.farmersgardenbyvlasic.com.

About Pinnacle Foods Group LLC
Millions of times a day in more than 85% of American households, consumers reach for Pinnacle Foods brands. We are a leading producer, marketer and distributor of high-quality branded food products, which have been trusted household names for decades. Headquartered in Parsippany, NJ, our business employs more than 4,300 people in North America. We are a leader in the shelf stable and frozen foods segments and our brands hold the #1 or #2 market position in 10 out of 13 major category segments in which they compete. Our Duncan Hines Grocery Division manages brands such as Duncan Hines® baking mixes and frostings, Vlasic® pickles, peppers, and relish, Comstock® and Wilderness® Fruit Pie Fillings, Mrs. Butterworth’s® and Log Cabin® syrups, Armour® canned meats, Nalley® and Brooks® chili and chili ingredients, and Open Pit® barbecue sauces. Our Birds Eye Frozen Division manages brands such as Birds Eye®, Birds Eye Steamfresh®, C&W®, McKenzie’s®, and Fresh like® vegetables, Birds Eye Voila!® complete bag meals, Aunt Jemima® frozen breakfasts, Swanson® and Hungry-Man® dinners and entrees, Van de Kamp’s® and Mrs. Paul’s® seafood, Lender’s® bagels and Celeste® pizza. Our Specialty Foods Division manages Tim’s Cascade Snacks®, Hawaiian™ Kettle Style Potato Chips, Snyder of Berlin® and Husman’s® in addition to our food service and private label businesses. Further information is available at http://www.pinnaclefoods.com.

Media Contact:
Mary Sudasassi
Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC
1 Bloomfield Avenue
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046-1429

FRA shares South Australian plantation industry's water legislation concerns

Forestry Research Associates (FRA) agrees that Victoria, Australia, could see an influx of forestry plantation investment, as a result of the introduction of tougher water policies in the South Australia region.

Seattle, United States, December 22, 2011 -- The South Australian plantation industry said that the new NRM (Commercial Forests) Amendment Bill could require plantation owners in the region to pay for licenses for the use of intercepted water in their irrigation, which they claim could put investors off doing business in the region. Instead, they claim that investors will be drawn to the Victoria region as it does not have the strict licensing rules over the use of rainwater.

The Australian Forest Products Association CEO, David Pollard, stated, “The South Australian Bill threatens to impose costly and burdensome regulations on plantation growers that do not recognise the rights to existing water use in declared areas.”

FRA, which is a research and advisory consultancy specialising in sustainable forestry and forestry investment, stated its support for South Australia’s plantation industry’s concerns. Its analysis partner, Peter Collins, said, “FRA agrees that these new regulations over what should be a free-to-access commodity are outrageous and will surely work to the detriment of the plantation industry in the region. However, forestry investors may now move their cash to Victoria, where the legislation does not exist.”

Mr Pollard continued to explain why investment might make its way to Victoria: “Victoria has released its Western Region Sustainable Water Strategy, which provides recognition for the water rights of existing plantations and the right to ongoing harvesting and replanting at the time a site is declared an intensive management area.”

Plantation projects, such as those operated by Greenwood Management in Brazil, are a popular reforestation tactic in many nations around the world and can offer great investment opportunities for those looking to make cash from investing in trees, added FRA.

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

Media Contact:
Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Tel: (206) 316 8394

Fine art market will grow in Asia, claims AAA

Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has announced its predictions for continued growth within the Asian fine art market.

Boston, MA, USA, December 22, 2011 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has announced it predicts that the market for fine art in Asia will continue to grow, along with prices.

The prediction follows a report by Reuters claiming that art is becoming increasingly popular as an alternative asset class, as people turn their backs on traditional equity markets in fear of losing their money if they should collapse again.

It’s not surprising that the young in Asia, who are now enjoying a new wealthy way of life, are looking to protect their investments by diversifying risk,” commented AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson. His organization promotes the alternative investment market, with particular emphasis on ethical investments and impact investing techniques.

One famous collector, Kai-Yin Lo, who spoke to Reuters about the art market, said, "As East and West get into more of a confluence in taste and in the market place, it will still go up."

She added, "These days art investment has entered into the mainstream of investment, especially for younger people. You cannot divorce love of the piece from what lies behind, the value of it."

It is this that attracts so many people to invest in art. Having stocks, shares or even gold and other commodity investments can bring in the cash, but they cannot be enjoyed in the same way as art can. Art can bring an investor a lifetime of happiness, and pay for their retirement if they have invested well, explained Mr Johnson.

The young people investing in art in China, Hong Kong and elsewhere, expect the value of fine art to increase in the coming years as more people head into the alternative investment market.

Among other asset classes, AAA promotes investment in forestry in developing countries as a way to generate income while putting money into a project that can help reduce climate change. It recommends firms like Greenwood Management as they offer direct investment, instead of fund or REIT-based investments.

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

Media Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320