Governor General, His Excellency the Most Honorable, Sir Patrick Allen congratulates former Jamaican HonoraryConsul to Atlanta and chairman of the Atlanta Sister Cities Committee Mr. Vin Martin for receiving the Order of Distinction (OD) in the rank of officer for his invaluable contribution to Jamaicans in the Diaspora. The presentation was made at a special investiture service held in the drawing room of Kings House on October 21, 2013. (Photo by Derrick Scott).
Jamaica's new Consul General in Miami, Mr. Franz N. Hall, will be visiting Atlanta the week of November 11th, 2013. There will be a Town Hall meeting on Friday, November 15th in which he will meet the Jamaican population here in Atlanta. Details will be provided at a later date.
The popular Jamaican eatery, Kool Runnings, has reopened in Peachtree Corners. After closing the iconic restaurant on Memorial Drive several months ago, the new location is open for business. The traditional favorites are still on the menu and the all-you-can-eat Sunday Brunch is still available.
Kool Runnings Restaurant
5450 Peachtree Parkway
Peachtree Corners, GA
People who defend eating animal products as necessary for health have two swords, protein and Vitamin B12. We are getting smarter about protein and many people now accept that plant foods are a healthier source of protein, but most people including health care professionals are confused about B12. It is true that animal products contain B12, and strict vegetarians/vegans are at risk for B12 deficiency, but absorbing B12 from animal products is a very complex process and people who eat meat may be at equal or greater risk for B12 deficiency.
The Framingham Offspring study found that 39% of the general population may be in the low normal and deficient B12 blood level range, and it was not just vegetarians or older people. This study showed no difference in the B12 blood levels of younger and older adults. Most interestingly there was no difference between those ate meat, poultry, or fish and those who did not eat those foods. The people with the highest B12 blood levels were those who were taking B12 supplements and eating B12 fortified cereals.