Announcing the Exciting Follow Friday

Today it’s my pleasure to announce Follow Friday, a new feature on my blog, which I’ll run two or more times a month. On this special day at the end of the week, you’ll find out about awesome people, non-profit organizations, events, products, programs, books, podcasts, and/or sugar-free, gluten-free, organic foods, condiments and beverages.

For years, I’ve been planning this feature. As a health, fitness, and empowerment expert, I often hear about many cool products, foods, and books. Finally, now that I’ve completed my next book, I blew my diet! Now what?, I can take time to tell you about some of these amazing groups, products, or events. On Follow Friday, you’ll learn about wonderful things download, listen to, or read so you can become happier, healthier, and stronger, as well as more productive, bolder, and empowered. FYI, this is NOT a pay-for-play. I will NOT take affiliate commissions from anyone I feature. This is an intentional decision, because I want to share my unbiased opinion. However, I may, however, accept complimentary review copies. Without further ado, here’s my first, hearty Follow Friday recommendation:

The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation: Serving People for More than 40 Years

The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation (HSF) was founded in 1980 by the visionary patient advocate Roberta Ruggiero, who has helped thousands of desperate people feel better before or after they discover that they have reactive hypoglycemia. The HSF—led by the insightful CEO Wolfram Alderson—has spearheaded numerous worthwhile projects, including the helpful infographic, “Are You on the Blood Sugar Rollercoaster?”

This invaluable organization has partnered with a number of cutting-edge organizations and world-renowned physicians, including the acclaimed neuroendocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig (bestselling author of Fat Chance and Metabolical) in order to help people with hypoglycemia, prediabetes, or type 2 diabetes navigate a food supply that is flooded with added sugars. The HSF also many other exciting projects in the works to help both physicians and their patients.

Wondering why I picked this charity to invite you to support? Because I’m one of those very grateful folks who’ve benefited greatly from the HSF’s invaluable support. Thanks to this organization’s vital guidance when I first quit sugar years ago, I now thrive and easily manage this condition by eating healthy and working out. It’s now time for me to give back, which is why I’m featuring the HSF in my first Follow Friday. If you can, please support the HSF’s amazing work.

Share Your Ideas for a Follow Friday Reader Feature

Would you help me make Follow Friday motivating, encouraging, and informative? I’d love your input to make this an awesome column. Just submit your idea (along with your first or full name and photo, if you like) for a group, event, product, book or podcast to be featured. Since I expect and hope to receive dozens, if not hundreds of ideas, I plan on adding a Follow Friday Reader Suggestion feature, where I can share information about your favorites. If you know someone involved with the event, organization, or product, please also provide that person’s or people’s information so I can reach out to them. Again, Follow Friday will NOT include affiliate links. Again, only share a Follow Friday recommendation that can help readers discover someone or something that will improve the quality of their lives.

Now I’d love to hear from you. What people, events or non-profit groups do you suggest that I feature on Follow Friday? If you can, tell me about your experience with this company and if you know the compan’s founder, organizer, or expert. Share your idea now for a Follow Friday Reader Feature?