Saturday, July 11, 2009

News from Mike's Studio

After more than 20 years of living well with Parkinson’s disease I must now sort out my shop and hang up my welder.

For three years I created the Yellow Bird garden sculptures to raise not only my own hopes but to contribute money to Parkinson’s foundations working to improve quality of life and finance research. Every bird flying has helped toward those goals.

Thank you to each of you who bought and displayed a yellow bird. Please do not stop contributing to any and all organizations that promote the value of quality in our lives.

Now it’s my turn to support Anne’s endeavor to share her culinary skills with our PD (and larger) community. In her new book, Transcending Parkinson’s Disease with Art and Good Food: A Memoir with Recipes, she will introduce you to a new and exciting palette of brain-healthy ingredients. We know, it’s one good thing to have your list of anti-oxidants but how do you put those ingredients together for optimum taste and maximum nutritional effect?

Maintaining her traditional French cooking techniques, Anne has created recipes that combine a vibrant list of antioxidants with important anti-inflammatories, adding nutrient rich ingredients in delicious enticing combinations. Light the candles and snip a fresh bouquet of flowers for the table. We think this brain-healthy way of eating could change your life!

We will continue our Yellow Bird website with blog entries, current photos and links to PD foundations. We have a few birds remaining in inventory. If you wish to purchase a yellow bird with a portion of the proceeds going to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation or Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, please contact us by email.

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