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SEEDs of Change Coming for Miami Beach Wine & Food Festival Seekers The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival Returns to South Beach – Eat. Drink. Enjoy. Consciously.





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The culinary tides are changing for foodies and oenophiles up and down the hot, sexy shores of Miami Beach this November. The 2nd Annual SEED Food & Wine Festival will be ushering in a new era of conscious culinary innovation, by serving up sustainability one conscious bite at a time, to South Beach festival fans this Fall. This unique culinary event is perched upon the apex of a new foodie era, offering up the only plant based food and wine festival in the United States. Event Co-Founders Alison Burgos and Michelle Gaber, are pleased to announce the return of the Festival.

“We are excited to be bringing the Seed Food and Wine festival back to Miami for its second year, and look forward to showcasing to the world the powerful conscious community that is alive and thriving in South Florida,” says Alison Burgos, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

In its inaugural year, SEED impressed festival goers with a literal green bounty of tasty tidbits accompanied by a plethora of high profile celebrities and healthy living icons. Last year’s festival was attended by food lovers of all kinds; from omnivores to vegans to Paleo eaters—SEED welcomes everyone who enjoys amazing food and exciting culinary events. This year’s Festival will continue to ride on the wave of food based conversations that are a trending topic within the culinary community.

“We are grateful that Seed has had the opportunity to elevate the conversation about our health, our planet and the welfare of animals. This year we have even more events designed to celebrate conscious plant based living from dinners to fitness to film to art,” says Michelle Gaber, SEED’s Co-Founder and Director.

SEED Festival guests can be sure to expect a selection of experiences to satisfy any tasty craving or vino fixation. The Festival weekend kicks-off on Wednesday night with a compelling Film Screening. Thursday night will premiere the 1st annual Burger Battle; complete with ‘green carpet’ this is a throw down not to miss. The return of the Farm to Table Dinner will grace Friday’s Eve, hosted by five celebrity chefs and local farmers that have planted specifically for this culinary veg-out event. A 5k SEED Run kicks off Saturday morning, which is followed by the Outdoor Yoga Experience in the afternoon. The flag ship Festival Day and Grande Tasting starts Saturday afternoon and will showcase an unparalleled display of food, wines and spirits, served with a side of celebrity at the culinary demo’s stage. Artfully closing Saturday night is a Modern Dinner Experience. Sunday morning begins with a new Mantra Yoga Brunch presented by Mantra Yoga & Healthy Magazine. Concluding the Festival is a celebration for the wee consumer at Sprouts Kids Day.

“Plant based living and veganism is a hot topic today and SEED is just the place to experience that conversation in a fun and sexy atmosphere. Having the opportunity to bring a conversation about conscious living to our community has been a transformative experience,” adds Alison Burgos.

National travelers are invited to stay at the official festival host hotel, The Thompson – Miami Beach. All attendees are invited to continue their conscious excursions at the Thompson Hotel with a luxury spa treatment, partake in a yoga class, walk on the white sandy Miami beaches or stop by the SEED Welcome Desk to pick up tickets and get tips on fun outings and sustainable, plant friendly options.

Tickets for the 2015 SEED Food & Wine Festival go on-sale on August 1st, 2015. Visit http://www.seedfoodandwine.com for tickets and more information.

About the SEED Food & Wine Festival

Seed Food & Wine, is the first plant-based food and wine festival in the country. SFWF celebrates delicious plant-based foods, fine wines, craft beers, spirits, and lifestyle products and companies, while raising health awareness. Events include upscale dinners, film screening, garden parties, and a Southern brunch, all leading up to a large-scale outdoor festival and grand tasting featuring food, wine, juices, music, gifts, organic body care, clothing, yoga, and everything that celebrates conscious plant-based living. The Festival will gather some of the most talented speakers, chefs, celebrities, athletes and authors for a fun, educational, sexy, hip – and most of all – delicious week of food, cocktails, film, parties, and events.More information on the Festival can be found at seedfoodandwine.com.

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$5.5 Million South Texas Wastewater Process Piping Contract Awarded to Cohen Industrial Supply


Houston, Texas, USA (PRWEB) June 02, 2015

Today Cohen Industrial Supply Co. announced that it has been awarded the primary pipe, valves and fittings contract, valued at $ 5.5 million, for the construction of the McAllen, Texas South Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to Mr. Leslie Cohen, company president.

“We are pleased to be working on another large project with CSA Construction, Inc. as the general contractor and with the McAllen Public Utility District” Mr. Cohen said. “As our company has grown to be one of the largest process piping fabrication and distribution companies in the industry, this contract is one of our larger projects,” he added.

Cohen is not only responsible for the staged deliveries of all critical ductile iron, PVC pipe and stainless pipe, valves, fitting and hangers, but the company is also supplying all electronic assembly drawings, valve start-up and training services.

Cohen Industrial Supply Co. delivers integrated in-house ductile iron pipe, carbon and stainless pipe supply, fabrication, welding and coating products and design services across the country and to the Americas. Our professional staff has over 75 years of experience in the water and wastewater industry, as well as a wide range of other heavy construction projects. Their deep knowledge and focus on details can minimize project costs from plans to commissioning.







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Studio South Fitness in Sarasota Continues to Innovate Personal Training


Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2015

Recognizing Sarasota’s growing affluent population and health consciousness, Studio South Fitness responded. In early 2015, they moved to a site three times the size of their original location, opening the first luxury personal training facility. They’re serving the downtown business district and its luxury condo dwellers.

In April, the company’s insight was confirmed by data in a Time magazine article on Gallup’s annual Well-Being Index. The Sarasota tri-city metro area earned the number one spot in the US, in a metric that includes physical health, financial stability and community activity.

First with Onsite Health Services

Studio South has flipped the typical business model upside down, concentrating on personal training rather than gym memberships. They’re also innovating in their industry by incorporating top-tier health services into their onsite lineup. Members have easy access to the support they need to prevent and resolve sports injuries and recover from surgery. The Studio’s highly accredited personal trainers collaborate with an orthopedic physical therapist and licensed massage therapist to offer a package of healing benefits.

Bryan Regar, the only board certified orthopedic physical therapist in Sarasota and an instructor at Kaiser, now offers the FIT4TheFairway™ program at Studio South Fitness to golfers and anyone who needs physical therapy to gain strength and flexibility. “Unfortunately, it’s standard that people suffer pain from an injury far longer than necessary,” he says. “They run into delays and snags in the healthcare system. I can help them get on the road to recovery right away.”

Entrepreneur Elaine Linker is a classic example. After an excruciating nine-month recovery from a hip replacement, she was still in pain and “walking like a duck.” Her renowned orthopedic surgeon insisted the problem was not the new hip apparatus and didn’t know why she wasn’t healing. Linker flew to New York to consult another top surgeon, but with no better result. She was devastated.

Finally, a friend suggested she see physical therapist Bryan Regar at Studio South Fitness. “He immediately pinpointed the weak parts of my leg,” Linker said. “Bryan told me how we were going to stabilize and strengthen the part that was causing the pain and imbalance. Thirty days later I am pain free and can play on the ground with my grandchild—a prime goal of my hip surgery.”

Kelly Ireland, owner of Gunsmith Gallery in Sarasota, ended up in the hospital for an appendectomy when he went for his first physical in 10 years. After the surgery, his concierge physician, Dr. Todd Horiuchi, recommended personal training at Studio South at least three times per week to quickly improve his health. Ireland admits it’s working. “If I don’t have a personal trainer, I know I won’t exercise as I’m not self-motivated. I know I need this,” he says.

Attracting the Highest Caliber Personal Trainers

In a move that’s nearly unheard of in the industry, rather than compensating her trainers as independent contractors, Studio South Fitness owner Tiffany Liashek puts her trainers on a generous salary. Even her part-time personal trainers earn thousands more than the industry average. “That’s how we attract the highest caliber of personal trainers,” she says. “Our staff has extensive professional education, experience and multiple certifications. We take care of them financially so they can provide the best care for our clients exercise needs.”

Celebrating the New Luxury Personal Training Facility

Studio South Fitness is holding their grand opening on April 30, 2015 at 55 S. Palm Ave in downtown Sarasota, Florida. Call (941) 365-4584 or email kevin(AT)studiosouthfitness.com to schedule a tour and request an invitation.

About Studio South Fitness

Studio South is Florida’s only personal fitness training provider to be fully staffed by FMS-certified (Functional Movement Systems) trainers. The personal training staff holds more than 135 years of experience, 96 certifications and 59 years of college education, bringing a wealth of specialized knowledge and experience to a customized fitness program. Studio South was honored by the Chamber of Commerce for its community involvement and won a Best of Sarasota 2014 award.







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Mediterranean Diet and the South Beach Diet: A Detailed Comparison

Mediterranean Diet and the South Beach Diet: A Detailed Comparison

Good health and longevity interests people of all ages from around the world. As a result, the weight loss and fitness industries have been booming for years. There are so many diets that those seeking help with their weight loss or health needs don’t know where to turn.

Two diets that have become extremely popular recently are the Mediterranean Diet and the South Beach Diet. Here’s a detailed comparison of both diets.

Mediterranean Diet Explained

The Mediterranean Diet is often called “The Healthiest Diet in the World” because of its healthy weight loss benefits. Just as the name implies, the Mediterranean Diet has been enjoyed by people who live in the Mediterranean region, particularly Italy and Greece, for thousands of years and is now being adopted by many Americans and others around the world.

It is a diet low in saturated fat with healthy mono-unsaturated fats being provided through fish, nuts and olive oil. It features foods such as dried fruits, vegetables, whole grains, small portions of meat such as salmon, turkey, lamb, and tuna, and a small amount of wine.

The Mediterranean Diet is known for its many benefits such as help in the prevention of gallstones, breast cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, Lou Gehrig disease, high cholesterol, and other diseases.

South Beach Diet Explained

The South Beach Diet is a newer “no carb” type diet where carbohydrates are prohibited during the first phase of the diet, and then are slowly introduced back into the diet after two weeks. There are three phases all together, with the third being for maintenance. The focus is on lean meats such as chicken, turkey, shellfish, and fish as well as nuts, eggs, and low-fat cheese. The benefits are weight loss with a long-term balanced diet plan to help with weight maintenance.

How the Diets are Alike

The similarities of these two diets include eating restaurant quality recipes and promoting healthy monounsaturated fats. Both diets are low in unhealthy saturated fats. The unhealthy fats are found in cheese and meat. Both diets promote healthy foods. Both provide an avenue for fast weight loss with a plan for lifetime maintenance. Also, both diets offer online support and memberships for delicious diet recipes. For instance, Ayhan’s Mediterranean Menu Plans are available for those who want to change over to a Mediterranean way of eating.

How They Differ

With the Mediterranean Diet, alcohol (especially wine) is allowed in moderation. It is prohibited in the first phase of the South Beach Diet. The Mediterranean Diet is high in fiber while the South Beach Diet is low in fiber during its initial phase.

Portion control is the main focus of the Mediterranean Diet while the South Beach Diet restricts “what” is eaten by prohibiting certain fruits and vegetables. Another major difference is that those who adopt the Mediterranean Diet may order foods, dressings and seasonings online for their cooking needs. The South Beach Diet does not offer products such as these.

The South Beach Diet has only been around a few years while the Mediterranean Diet has been around for thousands of years. Studies have shown that those eating a Mediterranean Diet have less risk of major diseases and can even increase longevity.

In this comparison, we see that both diets offer health and weight loss benefits. However, the Mediterranean Diet appears to be better for long-term good health and has fared well in many studies.

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What In The World Is The South Beach Diet? Finally, Someone Who Knows…

What In The World Is The South Beach Diet? Finally, Someone Who Knows…

The South Beach Diet is the latest in the series of the diet fads. As it becomes so popular, that it already swept the whole continent of America and is set to do the same worldwide, many people really question the nature of this diet. Most of them often question, what is the South Beach Diet?

So what is the South Beach Diet?

For those who are still not aware of the nature of this “big thing” in the diet arena, especially those who question, “What is the South Beach Diet?” here are some facts about this matter. So to answer your query, “What is the South Beach Diet?” you better read on.

The South Beach Diet is actually a diet program that is generally set for a healthy body. As it is commonly associated with the low-carb diets, it is interesting to know so to answer the big query “What is the South Beach Diet?” that this diet plan is actually not a low-carb nor it is a low-fat. To further answer your curiosity “What is the South Beach Diet?” it is necessary for you to know that the important principle in this diet is that the South Beach Diet teaches the people, especially the dieters to rely on the right carbohydrates and the right fats, which are considered as the good ones.

As a result, the dieters will definitely lose weight and found out that their cholesterol level has been lowered. Furthermore, to respond to the question “What is the South Beach Diet?” is to know the other outcomes for applying such diet plan. Well, it is so easy though to answer the question “What is the South Beach Diet?” It is for the fact that aside from those mentioned information, it is also noted that the South Beach Diet reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes, as well as it eliminate cravings without feeling hungry. So what is the South Beach Diet? It is a diet plan that involves high determination and self motivation.

In terms of the origin of the South Beach Diet, it is interesting to learn, so to back up the answers to the question “What is the South Beach Diet?” that it was originally developed by Dr. Arthur Agatston. To further back up the answers to your question “What is the South Beach Diet?” you note that this diet is developed with the motivation of Dr. Agatston to improve the cholesterol and insulin levels of his patients, who had heart disease. The query “What is the South Beach Diet” is best answered by knowing the fact that this diet plan is developed as a healthy eating plan.

What is the South Beach Diet? Well, some call it the “updated version of the Atkins Diet”.

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The South Beach Diet Delivery Service And How It Will Benefit You…

The South Beach Diet Delivery Service And How It Will Benefit You…

Have you heard about the South Beach Diet delivery? Or, are you familiar with the South Beach Diet delivery? If so, then great for you!

The South Beach Diet is one of the popular diet sin the world today. Having received great compliments from the people and having reached a good reputation, the South Beach Diet continues to prosper through its new developments in the diet field. However, when dealing about the South Beach Diet delivery service, as what most of the other diets like the zone diet catered to, the South Beach Diet delivery service is not well-known to everyone.

So does a South Beach Diet delivery service exist?

With the information given by most of the notable resources on the web, there is no such thing as South Beach Diet delivery service. In fact, several resources have noted that the South Beach Diet as a leader in the packaged diet food sector does not offer fresh food South Beach Diet delivery services. But is this explanation an exact basis to conclude that there is no such thing as South Beach Diet delivery services? Well, I don’t think so. Perhaps, wholly yes, but partly no.

For much information, many resources have considered that unlike the Zone diet which made an availability for a Zone diet delivery services fro areas in the United States and Canada, the South Beach Diet does not open up to a South Beach Diet delivery services. Along with that, the prices noted for delivery meals range from about to a day. It may be a little pricey, but some people still feel that it is an investment for their health and lifestyle.

So just recently, to attack those claims that there is no South Beach Diet delivery services, here is the noted company, the NutriFit, which is considered to have open up for a South Beach Diet delivery service in Los Angeles. Fortunately, with their South Beach Diet delivery service, the South Beach Diet can then be delivered to you door in Los Angeles.

It is noted that their South Beach Diet delivery service is actually a South Beach Diet personal catering which is a comprehensive meal service that is designed to accommodate the dieters’ health and lifestyle needs. Due to the intense needs of the people to have received a South Beach Diet delivery service, the company has been opening their South Beach Diet delivery services which are basically maintained by their effort to deliver personalized meals since the year 1987. As such, they customized the dieters’ meal plan to level the preferred taste, nutrition and fitness objectives, and including particular health concerns. So it is noted that whether the aim is weight loss or gain, disease management or health enhancement, the company can help. So for you to receive a South Beach Diet delivery service from them, they match the number of meals you need to your schedule and by telling them what fits into your lifestyle, they can definitely give you a South Beach Diet delivery service.

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