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good morning. bad eggs. as the recall expands to more than a half a billion, how so many contaminated eggs made it into the shelves. what you need to know to stay safe. sniffing them out as the battle ground against bedbugs reaches a famed landmark, man's best friend becomes man's best defense. this morning someone the enemy cannot hide from. and the climb, three disabled veterans, three american wars, one goal -- to reach the top of one of the world's highest peaks. the inspiring story of their climb against the odds today, sunday, august 22nd, 2010.
good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolf. i have to tell you, i am really freaked out about bedbugs. they wanted to scare me, i am scared. >> a lot of people are and they're turning to dogs like this one we have in the studio this morning that are trained to sniff out bedbugs. we're told if they get a hit they will sit down. >> don't sit. stand. keep standing. >> we're hoping this dog stays on his feet. >> i hope that dog never sits down. >> we have a lot of question for the handler of the dog. the dog won't be answering. >> may answer, never know. >> we are going to taub about the massive egg recall as eggs continue to be pulled off the shelves officials still trying to pinpoint the actual source of contamination and figure out how so many tainted eggs, more than a half billion now, made it into the food supply. we'll get the very latest just
ahead. meanwhile, president obama continued his ten-day vacation in martha's vineyard getting in golf and family time. but some big challenges await him when he returns including the official end of combat in iraq. and the start of the so-called operation new dawn, more on that and the political landscape just ahead. later we have an inspiring story of sheer determination and will. it's about three american veterans from three different wars, each lost one or both of their legs on the battlefield but last saturday they banded together to overcome enormous odds battling rough terrain and altitude to climb one of the world's highest peaks, mount kilimanjaro. we're going to meet them, all of them, coming up and find out why they did it. after hearing their story you may think twice before saying the words "i can't." just when you thought the saga of rod blagojevich couldn't get any more bizarre here we go. before continuing his media blitz on "the daily show" tomorrow night you'll never believe where the former illinois governor showed up yesterday. even more strange, why he was there. we'll have more on that coming
up. first more on the egg recall. nbc's michele franzen has the latest. good morning. >> good morning, lester. consumers in 22 states are being advised to toss out or return their eggs because of salmonella. while no one has died, more than a thousand have become ill. this as questions loom over why the contamination wasn't caught by safeguards. at patty's restaurant in california, orders for eggs keep coming, despite the massive recall. >> i'm thinking about basically scrambled eggs. >> reporter: the centerpiece of the all-american breakfast and key ingredient in countless recipes is at the center of a salmonella scare. >> it's in the back of my mind, but it hasn't affected me. i eat them sunny side. i figure they're reasonably well cooked. >> reporter: the egg recall involves two big farms both out of iowa the nation's top producing state. hillandale farms recalled 170 million eggs on top of 380 million eggs recalled by wright county eggs. the tainted eggs date back to
april and were distributed to 22 states. >> this is the large outbreak, and as one of the largest outbreaks of this particular type of bacteria, salmonella, that we've seen in recent years. >> reporter: the fda says lab tests show strain of bacteria is the same at both locations, but investigators are still trying to pinpoint the source of contamination. dirty cages or tainted feeds are possibility. nationwide, more than 1,000 people have been sickened. so far no one has died. and to ensure safety, the fda says make sure you cook your eggs completely. >> consumers should cook the eggs to a very firm consistency, such that the yolk and the whites are very firm. another way of saying that, is no runry in scrambled eggs, no runny yolk. >> reporter: but many are asking is there more the government could be doing to prevent food born illness? in july the fda did approve new rules requiring egg producers to take more responsibility to
reduce that risk. mandating an increase in salmonella testing and cleanliness policies, measures some health experts say could have helped prevent the outbreak that began in may. but consumer advocates say the measures will only work if farms are monitored. >> we need the government to do a good job and enforce them. >> reporter: consumer groups say until the fda has mandatory recall powers, the risk for another outbreak will continue to grow. yesterday the trade organization representing many of the nation's egg farmers and producers, including both farms involved in the outbreak, say the companies are, quote, going to extremes to make sure every egg is tracked down and working to meet those new fda egg safety rules. lester? >> michele, thank you. joining us now with more is chris walldrip director of food policy institute at the consumer federation of america. thanks for coming on. >> good morning. thank you. >> we keep hearing if we have the suspect eggs we should toss them out or return them. let me ask you this, can you cook out the salmonella? if you cook them properly can
they be safe to eat? >> if eggs are cooked properly f you cook egg dishes to 160 degrees that will kill salmonella. be very careful about cross-contamination. if you have cracked eggs or drop some egg on the counter, you need to clean that up right away. >> in general, what is your advice? if you know you have the recalled eggs, would you rather we just toss them? >> i think it's best to be safe. throw away the eggs or take them back to the store. you really don't want to run the risk of consuming contaminated eggs. >> this is a big recall a big scare. not the first time we've heard salmonella linked to eggs. should we always treat eggs as if they might be contaminated? >> you should. that's the best way to approach it, treat them if they're contaminated, make sure you're doing everything safely, cooking them thoroughly and you should be okay. >> are other eggs not sold under the recalled brand names safe? >> correct. you need to go to the fda website and match your eggs in your refrigerator with the eggs part of this recall. any eggs outside of that recall they are not contaminated.
>> we keep hearing more than 1,000 people have been sickened by this. what are the symptoms of salmonella? how dangerous can it be? >> well, salmonella symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain. usually occurs about 12 to 72 hours after you've consumed condition tam nated -- contaminated food. the risk is great for children the elderly and those with compromised immune symptoms. >> who is responsible, the fda or usda in terms of who is responsible for the safety of food like eggs is this. >> for these shelf eggs it's the fda. the companies are really the ultimate responsibility. they're the ones that have to make sure they're producing safe eggs in the first place. >> are we getting timely information? this dates back to april and here we are in august. are we getting timely information about the safety of our food? >> part of the problem is the government is needing to monitor when these illnesses come in and the illnesses usually are reported in a delayed way. in some respects you're trying
to play catch-up and understand really when the illnesses started. but at this point we know there's an outbreak. consumers should be careful and not be consuming these kind of eggs. >> chris walldrip, thanks for joining us this morning. we appreciate it. here's jenna. >> lester thanks. now to politics. the president and first family are rounding out the first full weekend on martha's vineyard today and when the president returns to washington in exactly one week, he'll have a host of issues to attend to. chief among them, the end of "operation iraqi freedom" and the beginning of operation new dawn. here to talk about all this and more is david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." good morning. >> good morning. >> all right. so let's start in iraq. the last u.s. combat troops pulled out last week and we didn't hear much from the white house in terms of response at that point. as we quickly approach this official august 31st transition date, do we expect to hear more from the president? and what he sees as far as the road moving forward? >> i think he'll be cautious. look, this is the fulfillment of his campaign promise to end the war in iraq, to withdrawal our
combat forces out of iraq, to go into a new phase. there are still a lot of problems in the country. general petraeus, who we talked to on the program last week, said the final chapter of the iraq story has not yet been written that's because the politics are not sorted out. there is not a stable, functioning government there as of yet. there is still a lot of potential problems and we're going to have 50,000 u.s. troops there, who are still going to be in harm's way, if security is not stabilized in that country. >> what about afghanistan? any word on when the president may talk about his strategy there? >> well, i think that's ongoing. remember it's not until later in the year that troops will be up to full strength at 100,000 as a result of the surge in afghanistan, so that is still a security footprint that's taking shape as -- at the same time the u.s. is trying to deal with the very troubled politics there with the central government that so many afghans don't trust. >> let's switch gears for a second. when the president does return from vacation he's going to be gearing up for peace talks between palestine and israel. put this in perspective for us.
realistically, how much can get accomplished here? >> there is not a lot of optimi optimism. it's always good to be talking rather than not talking. bear in mind that the prospect of direct talks only gets the u.s. back to where the parties were two years ago when they were actually dealing with one another. you still have in effect a civil war within the palestinian authority between the west bank and gaza where hamas in is control of gaza, the palestinian authority in charge of the west bank, and even prime minister netanyahu has a more fractured coalition. it's going to be difficult to see how he can deliver on some of the promises. what you notice out of this is that the u.s. is approaching this gingerly. they want to be there to bridge any disagreements and perhaps to drive some agreements between the two, but they're trying to stand back a little bit and not apply too much pressure, particularly on the israelis. >> david, on friday, vice president joe biden was talking at the dnc summer meetings giving them a little pep talk if you will. democrats feeling a little loss of momentum.
on the flip side the republicans are having some financial problems. they raised just $5 million last month, half of what the democrats raised. who's got more of the uphill battle in the next couple months leading up to the mid-term elections? >> money is important. and there's no question about it in terms of the ability to spend, the ability to have paid advertisements on television as you get down the stretch, so democrats are heartened by that. but, of course, they're dealing with the very difficult reality of an anti-incumbent sentiment and this economy which is the biggest overhang and, you know, the -- what foreshadows a very difficult fall. the expectations are for the house to be difficult to hold and the senate to be more likely to be held by democrats but i think even with a money advantage they know this is going to be a difficult fall campaign. >> david gregory, thanks for your time this morning. >> thanks, jenna. >> let's get a check of the other top stories of the morning and say good morning to peter alexander at the news desk. >> good morning to you, good morning to you at home.
swedish authorities who have withdrawn an arrest warrant for the controversial wikileaks website. prosecutors say a rape charge against julien assang lacks substance but the 39-year-old remains under suspicion of a lesser molestation charge. assange's dismissed the allegations on twitter and instead he expected dirty tricks, to use his language. wikileaks has been under fire for releasing classified documents about the afghan war and recently announced the release of another batch soon. now to pakistan, where more flooding is threatening new parts of that country. officials began evacuating around 150,000 people across the south saturday, as riding waters -- rises waters continue to overwhelm villages and farmland. with food and relief supplies being air dropped, the flooding now affects one-fifth of pakistan. the united nations says it has raised 70% of its $460 million goal for emergency aid. gunmen invaded a luxury
hotel in rio de janeiro brazil. police say ten heavily armed drug gang members in a fire fight with authorities and then holed themselves up at the beachside intercontal hotel. the gunmen took 30 people hostage for three hours before surrendering. police say one woman was killed. fortunately no hostages were hurt. and the search continues for vincent van gogh painting worth $50 million stolen from a museum in cairo. on saturday, egypt's cultural minister said the poppy flowers painting was recovered. he even said there were arrests. he admits that initial report was wrong and the painting is still missing. police in dallas are searching for a knife wielding robber, the surveillance video that shows the robber knocking a woman to the ground at a gas station earlier this month. police say the woman used her purse to avoid being stabbed. authorities say the robber's getaway car was stolen in a carjacking one day earlier. the former illinois governor
rod blagojevich hung out with superheroes saturday. blagojevich showed up a at the comic-con convention? chicago. there he is meeting and greeting, batman and superman. heros he says inspire him to fight his own legal battles. the former governor also made a little bit of money on the side, charging 80 bucks for photos and 50 bucks for autographs. finally another big honor for america's favorite golden girl, betty white won her fifth emmy saturday night for that unforgettable hosting gig on "snl" this year. the 88-year-old won the statute during the creative arts portion of the emmy awards that was not broadcast. but late night host jimmy fallon will host the 62ndmmy awards right here next sunday on nbc. that is the news. back over to lester, jenna and janice. rod blagojevich so inspired by the superheroes he charged 80 bucks a feto. >> commissioner gordon on the -- >> janice huff here with a check of the weather.
>> good morning. rather soggy in the northeast this morning. we've had quite a bit of rain here and there and today looks like it's going to continue, maybe even some severe weather in parts of the northeast today and new england. along that front there, will be some hot air and thunderstorms across the southeast back into texas. 105 degrees in dallas. lots of hot air across the central portion of the all right. well, good morning to you. happy sunday. some 50s and some clouds out there. not quite as widespread as yesterday. we are going to wake up to the cloud cover. but it's going to clear a lot earlier today, and highs as a result coming back up plenty of 80s back on the map. yesterday we barely reached the 70s. and this is just the beginning. tomorrow, finally getting some summer sunshine and some heat around the bay area. those of you who have been waiting for the 90s, monday, tuesday and still warm into wednesday. here's lester. >> janice, thanks. up next, dlee disabled veterans
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sports. and actually that's part of our climb, is that bigger message, that all of us, to our friends out there who have disabilities, all of us can be involved in sports and rec sflireation. >> you lost your leg in vietnam, had a lot of years to adjust to it. difficult at 62 making that climb. i understand you lost your artificial leg at one point during the climb? >> well, the artificial leg froze up, the battery died. it has a computer in it and i had to switch to a mechanical leg. it did fall off a number of times. all that walking. we had quite a few challenges in that regard. but we did a lot of careful preparation and really helped us get through and get to the bottom. >> amazing. let me turn to the guys here. neil, you tried this once before, right? >> i did, lesser. >> and weren't able to complete. what made you try again? >> well, i knew it was attainable. i knew that with the right planning and preparation, we could make it to the top.
it was a timing issue. last year we just didn't have enough time. the people that planned it weren't familiar with disability and i took that experience and remained forward looking and replanned and readjusted and, you know, put three guys on top. >> we should note you lost your legs in combat in afghanistan. dan you were in iraq. >> yes. >> tell me about the difficulty of making this climb. we think of kilimanjaro as not a technical climb per se, but a lot of loose shale, steep ground. must have been extraordinarily difficult? >> absolutely. as an amputee, you a unique challenges, not having ankles, for instance, not having a knee in neil and kirk's case. the amount of strain and torque you put on every limb is brutal and couple that and several hours a day, day after day, until you make it to the top, you're in pretty bad shape by the time you get there. >> i want to hear from both of you. when you lost your legs did you ever for a moment imagine you would be doing anything remotely like this? >> no.
when i woke up in that hospital bed wired shut with both my legs amputated i didn't know where things were going to go. i didn't know an amputee until i became an amputee. through sports programs i was able to get that freedom back and a lot of people will attest to that too. >> dan, how did you envision your future in the first days and weeks? >> if i were to go back to five plus years ago in the hospital bed i never would have imagined myself walking again, let alone climbing mount kilimanjaro. so to look back on that time and to realize how far that i've come and so many others have come through, for me it was wounded warrior project that introduced me and there's been so many opportunities for me to just prove to myself that i can continue to be the person that i was before my injury. >> listen, you're all three remarkable individuals. we appreciate you being here and your service as well. thanks so much. we're going to take a break. we'll be back with more after these messages. [ female announcer ] introducing, new townhouse flatbread crisps.
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good morning, everyone. time is 6:26. it's sunday morning. hope you had a good weekend. let's take a look at yourg h your weather forecast for today. getting warmer. >> yeah, you get it. and tomorrow we're going to feel it. today, mostly 70s, waking up to 50s. cloud cover and haze. we get rid of it earlier and as a result those numbers coming back up. not a whole lot of wind right now. in the trivalley area, we'll get the wind in an hour or so. we have the cold air dipping over us. here's the jet stream. one giving showers and thunderstorms in the sierra last
night. the second one comes through today and gives a bit of a sea breeze this morning. take a look at that. the off shore wind comes and the heat is on. 70s. haven't had those in some time. bayside communities in the 80s. inland valleys in the 90s. wednesday, still fairly warm. not until next weekend and into next weekend we start to cool off. 68 in san francisco today, close to 80, san jose. there's your seven-day forecas., a new city hall in richmond zeros in on students who cuts class goes into effect this fall. kids playing hooky will earn a trip to a community center for counseling that has a juvenile hall for their parents. the municipal code will beef up the city's efforts to stop more than 100 students who play hooky
every day. it's about getting kids help for the issue that leads them to play hooky. chronic abusers will be fined. a 22-year-old man is behind bars this morning after allegedly trying run over a police officer. several people called 911 around 9:30 yesterday morning about seeing a driver on mission boulevard. police say they chased him about two miles, and that's when he ran and stole an suv and he ended up crashing and running away on foot. officers say they stopped him by shooting him in the shoulder. police arrested 22-year-old brooib brian knee of redwood city for violation of probation. a santa collar acorrections officer will be arrested. he was arrested last year while on duty at the correctional facility. his niece, now 21 years old,
we're back on this sunday morning, august 22nd, 2010. nice crowd joining us. little bit of a wet summer morning, but it's nice. the city quiets down when it rains here. it's nice to have out on the plaza. i'm jenna wolfe alongside lester holt. i hate to this is what we're talking about, but bedbugs, bedbugs, bedbugs. >> talking to a lot of people in new york for a while with the outbreak but it's gone nationwide, seen it in theaters even the empire state building has been visited by the critters. creatures. some people are resorting to dogs, special dogs trained to sniff out bedbugs. we've got one of them in our studio this morning and we're going to find out what they're capable of doing and get some
other tips on trying to sniff these things out. >> we were joking earlier when the dog sniffs out a bedbug, the dog sits down to let the owner know. we were terrified this thing was going to sit down in the three hours since the dog has been here. we're going to keep that thing standing up. >> i would think they would bark. it's very much like bomb and drug dogs. hopefully we'll find none of the three here. >> also ahead, the latest craze, the detox cleansing, supposed to flush out your system. we have names like master cleanse or izo, blueprint. celebrities have used them. someone you know has probably tried them. i know i have. do they work and are they healthy? we'll have answers coming up. >> we're going to look at young people in their 20s and what's the definition of adulthood? there is a lot written about 20-somethings and how their development may be different than their parents. they tend to come home more, more jobs, delaying relationships. we're going to find out what may
be behind all this coming you. >> you have a couple 20-somethings. >> i have a couple 20-somethings. one went away from college to work in the day world. >> do you consider them adults yet? >> they'll always be my babies. >> aw. >> yeah, yeah. >> let's take another look at the weather with janice huff. hey, janice. >> it's a murky morning here on the plaza, but we've got lots of happy fans. from utica, right? formerly of new york city. >> yes. >> hi. from mexico city. >> right. >> oh, bienvenidos. wonderful, welcome. hi, everybody. where are you guys from? >> wisconsin. where are you from? >> maryland. >> you're so happy to be here, right? okay. let's check on the weather and see what's going on. of course you can see what's happening here. it's rainy, it's cloudy and the same thing across most of the northeast and new england today. temperatures in the 70s and 80s and a very muggy 75 in boston and right around 80 here in new york city. tomorrow, more showers in the northeast and then we have more hot weather across the northern and central plains. that's what's going on around the nation. the heat.
we haven't talked about it in quite some time. we have it, but not until tomorrow. it will start to warm today after we get rid of the clouds. we're sitting in the 50s, a couple 40s into the north end of the bay, san rah fell, 78 in san jose, and 68, san francisco. yeah, it's starting to warm up. here's your seven-day forecast, you get a feel for what's happening, especially tomorrow and tuesday. the warm spots back into the 90s. and tonight it's football. "sunday night football" here on nbc. it's a big game because brett favre is back. the minnesota vikings against the san francisco 49ers at candlestick park in san francisco. always a cool spot to play football. temperatures in the 60s are under partly cloudy skies. and that's a look at weather. now back to lester. >> janice, thanks. now to a story that may just get you out of bed this morning. once limited to cruise ships, cheap motels and college dorms, it seems that bedbugs have now
taken their show on the road from coast to coast, people have been feeling their painful bites. as nbc's tom costello reports, pest control experts say they have never seen anything quite like it. >> reporter: that old adage about not letting the bedbugs bite is taking on a whole new meaning this summer. >> that one is crawling. it's alive. >> reporter: from movie theaters in new york to a fire station in connecticut, business high rises and welt-covered college students in the midwest. >> it was bad. it was all swollen up like welts, like i had hives. >> reporter: a population explosion in our beds, pillows, carpeting, clothing and leaving their droppings behind. in philadelphia, robin boyd has the bites and scars from a year of being eaten alive. >> i was bitten everywhere. >> reporter: she now believes the bedbugs came from secondhand furniture though the store denies it. >> it got so bad i was eating on the patio instead of eating inside. >> reporter: pest control companies say they've never seen anything like it. >> there's a live one right
there. >> reporter: by some estimates a 500% increase in the bedbug population. >> they're sturdy bugs, tough bugs. they're insidious. they hide in the smallest places. >> reporter: that's the problem. bedbugs are the size of apple seeds. hiding in our bed sheets, our bedspreads and mattress folds just waiting to come out at night and feed on us while we're asleep. bedbugs need people, where we go, they go. >> those bedbugs are hitch hikers. they travel with us on our person in our belongings and our suitcases. >> reporter: with international travel, bedbugs have gone global. in the u.s., 95% of pest control companies reported bedbug infestations in the past year. 98% in canada, 92% in europe. and few things reproduce like a bloodthirsty bedbug. >> in january i put about 30 bedbugs in this jar and we estimate that there are probably 2,000 in there now. >> reporter: the good news, there's no evidence that bedbugs carry any diseases and you might
keep them out by using a sealed mattress cover. but getting rid of them isn't easy. steaming, vacuuming, baking, freezing and snuffing them out can get expensive. the advice from the experts -- >> when they get to the point where they're in that furniture like that, throw it away. just get new furniture. get rid of it. >> reporter: this summer, plenty of people would love to do just that. for "today," tom costello, nbc news, washington. >> clearly humans are fighting a losing battle against these little pests. who better to turn to for help than man's best friend. joining us is steve rosic from action termite and pest control and one of the specially trained bedbug sniffing dogs rex. good morning. good to have you here. >> good morning. >> i guess the first question is -- how's business? >> booming. >> really? >> booming, yes. outrageous numbers in the last five years. before that we really didn't have a problem. then it came to be that it was slowly coming, slowly coming. and then all of a sudden it was just pushed, pushed forward. everything, everybody's got them now. the hotels, restaurants.
>> is this the kind of thing we can actually combat or are we just going to be fighting this now that they are here for a long time? >> we're going to be fighting them until they come out with the right pesticides. the pesticides on the markets don't kill the egg stage of the bug. >> they kill the bug itself. >> exactly. >> explain the way you work with rex. someone wakes up with bites, think they have bedbugs, you come in with rex. show me what you do. you can work back here if you want. >> come here, buddy. what's this? first usually you take him around the room and let him get used to the area. >> let me get out of the way so the camera can shoot. >> then what we would do is wed add come through, park it. good boy. ready to work. come here. come on. seek, seek. good boy. >> he's smelling out, smelling for bedbugs? >> yeah. he would just go all day, that's for sure. >> somewhere i got the impression it was only beagles that do it. he's a collie/lab mix. right? >> yes, from what we know. >> can any dog be trained to do this? >> any dog has the sense to do
it some are better than others because of their work ethics. usually the dogs eating your couch and tearing the shoes apart they train to do this because it's just extra energy they have. >> how reliable is he? >> 98% accurate. >> how do you know when he's found something? >> when he found something, he would sit and then i would say "show me" and he would show me with his nose in the direction of where he's smelling the scent from. >> generally it's not going to be all over the room. it's going to be in the bed? >> pretty much. >> when you're not sleeping they have to go somewhere. like one spot? >> it's not one spot usually. >> they like dark, warm areas. >> small crevices. they like to feel stuff on the front and on the back of them. so they push themselves into small crevices around the bed area, couches are very common areas. it's not specifically the bed. it can be anywhere, but it's going to be places that you're resting for a long period of time. >> are you getting people who just because they're just freaked out by all this, people like me, people who are calling saying can you bring the dog by?
>> yes. most definitely. >> even before they know there are bedbugs? >> before anything. a lot of places are doing preventative sweeps on a regular basis as well. >> steve, thanks for coming in. can i pet rex? >> can i borrow rex? >> most definitely. >> give us a call, we'll come out for you. >> absolutely. >> really good information. up next, the truth about detoxes and cleanses right after these messages. ♪ [ female announcer ] this is not a prescription. this is diane. diane, who has diabetes and a daughter who could use a little perspective. diane, who worked with her walgreens pharmacist to keep her blood-sugar numbers in check with a few changes to her diet. ♪ diane, who's showing her daughter the world's a bit bigger than 8th grade. expertise -- find it everywhere there's a walgreens. expertise -- ♪
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i'm fred lemond, and i'm in charge of bp's efforts to remove oil from these water s. s. y mave heard hay oitisng no loo ferwing f into the gulf, but our spotter planes and helicopters will keep searching. we've still got thousands of vessels ready to clean up any oil we find. we've skimmed over 35 million gallons of oil/wtuerix mre. i grew up on the gulf coast and i love these waters. we'll be here as long as it takes to clean up the gulf. this morning the truth about cleanses. everyone from gwen to demi and even first lady obama has detox fide. what do they really do? here with answers is carry glassman, contributor for "women's health" magazine and registered dietitian. carrie, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with this. what is a cleanse? give me a brief overview wlaf a cleanse is? a cleanse is really a very general term.
first-time people skipping the glass of wine, skipping the afternoon m&ms. a cleanse is meant to detoxify your body. >> can't our bodies do this on our own? weren't we made to detoxify ourselves? >> exactly. drinking a lot of water. our bodies are meant to naturally detoxify themselves with our liver, g.i. tract, our kidneys. we're meant to detoxify naturally every day. the popular cleanses are made up of mostly fruit and vegetable juices and raw fruits. some of them have adequate calori calories, some don't. >> we're going to get to all these briefly in a second. i want to ask you, they claim to rejuvenate you and make you look better and your skin and feel better. is there a downside to cleansing? >> the big downside to cleansing is, that it can throw off our metabolism. what happens is, many of these cleanses don't have enough calories and a lot of them also don't have adequate nutrients. they're missing certain
nutrients. we increase our cravings, we eat too little calories. i'm sure you know people who have overindulged and done a cleanse and overindulged again. what you end up doing is yo-yo diet and alter your metabolism and don't set yourself up for success in a healthier lifestyle. >> you do that and forget about it and go back to the way you were. >> exactly. >> a bunch of cleanses we want to talk about. the first one is a popular one, a lot of people have heard it, the master cleanse. the master cleanse is the water, lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne pepper. i can't phantom doing more than a day. >> 15 minutes i would be done with this. this to me is a fast. you're only getting about 600 calories. you're not getting protein, not getting fiber, not getting any healthy fat. >> you're going to lose the weight and that's why a lot of people do this to lose it fast but getting nothing from it. >> they do it for a quick fix weight loss. not the way to go. this is a perfect example of a cleanse that can alter your metabolism and set you up to yo-yo diet. >> next up the izo cleanse.
only 900 calories a day for the most part. you say that is not enough. >> it is not enough calories for most people out there. it does include the fruit juices and green and nut milk and different herbal teas. the biggest problem with this one for most people there are 12 juices here. it's a lot of volume of fluid to get in. so if you can't get all that in every day you're not getting the 900 callries. >> let's move on to the blueprint cleanse. tried this one once. for someone that likes to eat food and feel what it's like to chew this is tough. you are getting a lot of fruits and vegetables. >> a lot of fruits and vegetables, 1,000 to 1200 calories. what is in these juices is good nutrients for you. it's that mouth feel. they have a juice for dinner where you will get some food. just doing the juices can set you up for cravings. for other people it can be a great jump start if you have a plan of attack for a healthier lifestyle. >> without that plan people do this and think it's going to
change. it's a short-term, quick fix. >> you have the organic avenue cleanse. tell me about this one. it looks healthy from the food in front of it. >> similar to blueprint you have the green juices and fruit juices and nut milk. you a lot of raw food. this is about 2,000 calories. >> great. >> similar again, blueprint does have the raw food at dinner. there are cleanses that have the juices and raw food. i want to make the point we don't necessarily need juices or raw fruits to cleanse. if we just drink a lot of water, get our fruits and vegetables, reduce the amount of chemicals in our diets, exercise, our liver, our kidneys, they will take care of most of them. >> we should briefly mention these aren't diets. these are detoxes and cleanses and a lot of people, right, they cling to these because they look at them as diets when they're detoxes and cleanses. >> exactly. they're meant to detoxify you. even the environment, toxins, medications our body takes in toxins and our bodies are meant
to detoxify themselves. not a quick fix weight loss. if you do them for that reason set yourself up for something after. >> always great information. and now here's lester. >> jenna, thanks sociologists traditionally define the transition to adulthood as marked by five milestones, completing school, leaving home, becoming financially independent, marrying and having a child. in 1960 almost 70% of men and women had done so by the time they were 30. by the year 2000 that number dr atkins, psychologist. good morning to both of you. thank you for coming on. you wrote this article that picked up a lot of buzz. what was the finding? how does the group of 20s now differ than their parents? >> as you said, they're going through the transitions to adulthood later than previous generations did. they're marrying later, they're settling into a career later,
and they're worrying their parents, i think, more than we did when we were growing you. >> but is it clear what's going on, what's behind this? >> it looks like, this what is was so exciting when i found this research, it looks like there's a new develop mental stage that's being created. it's something that jeff barnett at clark university is calling emerging adulthood. that there's really something different that they need to do to figure out what the next stage of their life is going to be before they become true adults. >> and dale, developmentally there's been research i know as to how we define the development of adults and at what point are you truly. is the definition truly changing? >> it is changing and, you know, i think what we need to pay attention to is that age doesn't really define maturity and certainly doesn't define adulthood as we thought it did. what we're seeing is that these young people are a bit more ambivalent about their place in the world as they are also aware of the possibilities that are available to them and they're excited about them. at the same time they're a bit
hessent about what they might be able to do and how they might be able to do it. they don't necessarily feel so secure within themselves at this time in their 20s as we might have thought they would have felt. >> right. >> mind you, not too many of us have felt that secure in our 20s. >> we should note a lot of these research predates the economic collapse. you can't simply tie this to the fact that there aren't a lot of great jobs out there. >> i think that the recession exacerbates things but this has been going on for a long time. >> are there cultural expectations that are changing? >> they are changing too. i don't think people expect to get married in their early 20s anymore. they don't expect to settle into a career until they have finished their schooling. we need kids to go through more school because a college education doesn't guarantee a great career these days. >> and as far as the recession is concerned, there aren't as many jobs as there weren't and you're competing with a more global economy and global graduates, but whereas parents might have been available to help their children financially, whether that was a good idea or not a good idea, they're not necessarily having the funds that they thought they had at
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does the kind of wine you should drink to beat the heat. here to explain, anthony, arthur of "food and wine" magazine's wine guide 2010. good morning. >> good morning. >> we're matching wines not again to food, but to the temperature. >> to the temperature. >> it's hot outside. i notice by the way i don't see any reds here. >> not at all. we want white wine, crisp, refreshing, the perception would be lower in alcohol if we're drinking from chardonnay down to a beautiful pinot. we'll see how they get lighter in feeling and sensation. >> let's do this based on temperature. let's start off with 70 to 80 degrees, nice summer day, what would you recommend? >> like today with the sun. st. francis chardonnay from california. looking at the complexity of wines, this is one of the biggest wines, the biggest white wine grapes. apricot, beautiful pear. luscious style of chardonnay you can taste. i love this wine in particular. >> okay. >> it's terrific and like i said, it can handle nice heats. as it gets hotter that wine
tastes heavier. >> moving on, 80, 90 degrees outside. >> we go to austria. a beautiful wine that tastes actually crisp, very crisp pear, apple. the glass is gorgeous. we love this wine. you're a big fan. this is a nice alternative to reeseling. >> let's move on to -- >> ten more degrees. 90 degrees. >> now it's getting hot. >> hot new. we're looking for lemonade with a kick. something citric, beautiful acid. can't get any better than that. think about lemonade, all the things with the citrus, beautiful crisp, mouth watering lusciousne lusciousness. >> i feel like we're doing shots. hanging out. this what is it's like, lester and i hung out. >> i could do shots with you. >> now in the mojave desert. >> it can't get hotter. >> we want to drink wine when it's this hot? >> this is the ultimate wine,
the lowest alcohol white wine from portugal. it's everpheasant when you pour it. taste it. it's absolutely crisp and delicious. >> that's refreshing, right? >> very nice. >> very nice. >> and then -- >> now it's ridiculously hot. global warming is all over our face. we don't want to exist anymore outsite and this doesn't look like wine. >> it is not wine. it's beer. you are insane -- you would be insane to drink wine at 110 degrees. today in texas i think it's going up to 105 or so, i would stick to beer if i were you. >> stella. >> my favorite beer. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> come drinking with us some time. >> just start at the end of the e' w bck tbaer ftsek with us. hese ackss ter messme..esag swipe your card please. excuse me...? this belongs to you... o...um...thank you. excuse me... this is yours... thank you! you're welcome. with chase freedom you can get a total
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. let's go back down to washington and ask david gregory what's coming up on "meet the press"? >> good morning, lester. this morning decision 2010, our interview with mitch mcconnell and former house majority leader and jennifer granholm debate the tea party on national politics, coming up this morning on "meet the press." >> we'll see you shortly. >> that's going to do it for us. peter alexander, janice huff, you think -- lester do you think it's funny we followed up the cleanse segment with the drink as much wine as you can in three minutes or less. >> this is another segment, called binge drinking. >> that's a cleanse that i like. we should do it again in case we didn't get a good feel the first time. >> on the right, move on down. >> coming up next weekend, it's been five years since katrina struck the gulf coast. i'll show you what's changed and talk to some of the people we met there along the way.