Pink is the Color for Breast Cancer Cure with Peter Culpepper of Provectus Pharmaceuticals

October 18, 2014

Peter Culpepper, COO and CFO of Provectus Biopharmaceuticals specializing in developing oncology and dermatology therapies joins eHealth Radio and the Pharmaceutical & Cancer Prevention Channels.

Originally used as a coal tar–derived wool dye and most commonly been used as a stain for detecting ocular conditions, PV-10 is a rose bengal formulation now in clinical trials against cancer. Now, over 230 cancer patients have been treated with PV-10, including 12 in a Phase 1 recurrent breast cancer study. The PV-10 trials are now entering Phase II and so far have shown favorable results and may prove to be an arsenal against breast cancer. Peter Culpepper is here to discuss this novel approach.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Peter Culpepper discuss the following:

  • Please tell us more about rose bengal, what makes it a an effective cancer fighter?
  • How does PV10 work against recurrent breast cancer?
  • What has been the response so far?
  • What other types of cancer does PV-10 treat?
  • How long before PV10 will be available to patients both affected by breast and skin cancers?
  • How can patients find more information about trials?

Duration: 15:42

About Provectus Biopharma
Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., specializes in developing oncology and dermatology therapies. PV-10, its novel investigational drug for cancer, is designed for injection into solid tumors (intralesional administration), thereby reducing potential for systemic side effects. Its oncology focus is on melanoma, breast cancer and cancers of the liver.

The Company has received orphan drug designations from the FDA for its melanoma and hepatocellular carcinoma indications. PH-10, its topical investigational drug for dermatology, is undergoing clinical testing for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Provectus has completed phase 2 trials of PV-10 as a therapy for metastatic melanoma, and of PH-10 as a topical treatment for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.

About Peter R. Culpepper, CPA, MBA - Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer

Pete Culpepper has spent 20 years in the financial field working for a wide range of companies and industries in the U.S. and abroad, especially high-growth startups. His experience with for-profit companies ranges from private start-ups to publicly traded, global conglomerates. He also has worked with large non-profits and a national CPA accounting firm. He led the national operating unit of a $1 billion publicly traded telecommunications company, as well as numerous operating units in Eastern Europe for a global telecommunications company. He handled the capital reporting process for a $5 billion global construction project and the formation of systems for a division that grew $150 million in revenue in two years.

Previous employers include Neptec, Inc., a privately held optical networking component manufacturer; Metromedia Companies; and PageNet, the largest wireless messaging company in the world.

Culpepper taught undergraduate and graduate business courses for the University of Phoenix Online.

He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and Tennessee.

His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Financial Executives International and the Financial Executives Networking Group.

Culpepper holds a master's of business administration (MBA) in finance from the University of Maryland. He earned an AAS in Accounting from the Northern Virginia Community College - Annandale, Virginia. He earned a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the College of William and Mary.


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youtheory, offering a separate men’s line of daily supplement products

October 17, 2014

Darren Rude, CEO at youtheory, the industry leader in daily supplements with a separate men’s line of products joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care and Supplement Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Darren Rude discuss the following:

  • Tell us about youtheory and the supplement industry.
  • Collagen is one of your most popular supplements, what are some of its benefits?
  • Why did you create a separate men’s line of products?
  • How did the NASCAR & off-road racing sponsorship come to be?
  • Where can our listeners find youtheory?

Duration: 10:12

As CEO, Darren Rude oversees the team in the company’s Tustin, California headquarters that handles all of its manufacturing, packaging and shipping needs. He is personally involved in all aspects of the company, including sales, marketing, product development and distribution.

Darren grew up in the grocery industry within a 3rd generation family business. Darren’s grandfather, Concetto Guiliano, joined his cousin Giuseppe Uddo to help create the Progresso Quality Foods brand before creating the family bakery and deli, Guilianos. After years in the family business, Darren decided he needed to manufacture a different type of food, supplements. Using the knowledge that he had, Rude worked for three leading manufacturers before he launched Nutrawise in 2011.

Nutrawise created the youtheory brand that has reached over 55,000 retail locations in three years and expanded worldwide with offices in London. Youtheory launched a line of dietary supplements specially formulated for men that includes Advanced Collagen, Joint Collagen, Revive After Workout and Collagen Powder, in June 2014. With the help from his retailers, Darren was able to create youtheory racing, which is involved with NASCAR and off-road racing as a way to promote the beauty product to a male audience.

Darren and his wife Patty split their home between Orange County and Arizona. Both he and Patty, who also serves as the president of Nutrawise, are involved in the local community and various charitable organizations. Darren and Patty travel to Kenya to aid and support projects close to their heart. Darren and Patty have six children.


Likewise Skincare: Dermatologist developed, Medical Anti-Aging

October 17, 2014

Dr. Julie Pena, who is a board certified dermatologist from Nashville, TN and owner of the popular anti-aging skin care line Likewise joins eHealth Radio and the Anti-Aging and Skin Care Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Julie Pena discuss the following:

  • What are retinols and why are they important in your anti-aging regime?
  • What do you believe is the most important aspect for anti-aging skin care products?
  • How did you develop the Likewise brand and what sets the Likewise Skincare line apart from other anti-aging solutions?
  • How do the six different products in the Likewise product line utilize your signature “multitasker” characteristics?
  • Please provide your 5 tips for maintaining a healthy and well-rounded skin care routine.

Duration: 11:27

Over 20 years as a Dermatologist, Dr. Julie Pena, has treated a diverse group of skin cancer patients and cosmetic patients. As each patient discussed their skincare regimen with her, Dr. Pena began to understand what her patients and patients like hers were lacking in their skin care regime.

In 2006, she was determined to change this issue by creating a sun protection product to cater to both her skin cancer and cosmetic patients. She teamed up with a world-renown chemist to create the Likewise Moisturizing Defenses that provide sun protection and anti-agers in one bottle.

Since then, Dr. Pena has continued to develop a total of 6 different age defying products in the Likewise skincare product line based on her knowledge as a Dermatologist and the verified scientific facts from personal and professional trails.


The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer with Christine Egan

October 16, 2014

Christine Egan inspirational speaker and author of "The Healthy Girl's Guide to Breast Cancer" joins eHealth Radio and the Cancer Prevention and Information Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Christine Egan discuss the following:

  • Tell us why you decided to write the book,  "The Healthy Girl's Guide to Breast Cancer?"
  • Is the book only for people with cancer?
  • How has your new mantra of Redefining Healthy become an extension of your book?
  • What is one way people can Redefine Healthy today?

Duration: 10:24

Christine Egan is an inspirational speaker and the author of “The Healthy Girl’s Guide to Breast Cancer.” She ran a half marathon after ending 33 radiation treatments, and a full marathon to celebrate her remission. Today she leads the #RedefiningHealthy movement -- teaching women unexpected and delightful ways to feel more alive. Christine has been featured in Yoga Journal and Today’s Woman. She has also given talks for Saucony and New Balance. She lives in Bayport, NY for her husband and three children.<


Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, 100% pure, premium, delicious!

October 15, 2014

Ryan Emmons, the young entrepreneur behind the 100% pure, premium, delicious Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water joins eHealth Radio and the General Health Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ryan Emmons discuss the following:

  • What is Waiakea Volcanic Water; How and where is it sourced?
  • How different is it from mainstream mountain or spring-sourced water bottles? What are the health benefits?
  • Explain the importance of having an 8.8 pH level and high alkaline in the water we drink.
  • How is Waiakea making a difference in producing its Hawaiian Volcanic Water?
  • I hear Waiakea is hot with celebrities with some being Waiakea’s brand ambassadors. Can you tell us something about that?

Duration: 12:15

Ryan H. Emmons is President and Chief Executive Officer of Waiākea. Emmons attended the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California where he was a Rath scholar. He graduated early with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship in December of 2011. He has interned at Northern Trust Bank, specializing in investment analysis and portfolio construction (2009), and at Colony Capital as a team member providing analysis of international investment opportunities (2010) that included the acquisition of Miramax.

Emmons formed Waiākea Investments, LLC in 2011 for the purpose of marketing the first ever healthy, sustainable, and charitable premium bottled water of its kind.


Top skin cancer tips for people throughout the year with Dr. Justin Piasecki

October 14, 2014

Dr. Justin Piasecki a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Harbor Plastic Surgery Center in Gig Harbor, Washington joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery & Skin Health & Cancer Prevention Information Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Justin Piasecki discuss the following:

  • Not only is October Cancer awareness month but also is designated as National Anti-Bullying Month, tell me what Anti-Bullying Month means.
  • What made you decide to partner (as an ambassador) with Angels & Doves?
  • Your skincare line – Piasecki MD is very involved in giving back - tell us how.
  • Tell me about your new skincare line.
  • What are the top skin cancer tips for people throughout the year?

Duration: 12:34

Dr. Justin Piasecki is a world-renowned surgeon specializing in skin cancer removal and plastic surgery. Always at the forefront of innovation, Dr. Piasecki pioneered the most advanced skin cancer treatment by combining the leading skin cancer removal technique (Mohs surgery) with cosmetic reconstructive surgery. He is the only doctor in the world to hold such certifications.

Dr. Piasecki’s proprietary skin care formulations are the product of his unique knowledge, expertise and creativity. Developed by the doctor personally, Piasecki MD products carry with them his distinctive mastery as a physician and surgeon, coupled with his extensive training in biology, organic chemistry and physiology at Stanford University and Vanderbilt Medical School. Piasecki MD formulations aim to help prevent skin cancer development while creating a radiant and youthful appearance.

An avid athlete and outdoorsman, Dr. Piasecki believes that looking good starts with feeling good and doing the best you can by your body and health. At Stanford University, Dr. Piasecki competed nationally on the swim team enduring rigorous training sessions designed for elite athletes. After graduation, he joined the US National Sprint Kayaking Team where he reached #4 in the world, winning gold medals at the Pan American Games, World Cup and the US National Championships. Today, he maintains his competitive spirit and healthy lifestyle by running to work, lifting weights, kayaking and spending time with his family outdoors in his hometown of Gig Harbor, Washington.

Dr. Piasecki has been featured on national television shows, Dr. Oz, The Doctors and Hallmark’s Home and Family, as well as in numerous print and on-line publications including USA Today and He was voted one of “The Most Beautiful Doctors in America 2013”.


HealthJibe the first mobile app and web api platform to attack metabolic syndrome

October 13, 2014

Bob Blonchek, President of Digital Health Innovations, that is the developer of HealthJibe the first mobile app and web api platform to attack metabolic syndrome joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Technology Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Bob Blonchek discuss the following:

  • What is metabolic syndrome and how big of a problem is it?
  • Why does HealthJibe focus on health risk management?
  • Can you explain how the HealthJibe platform works and describe some of its unique features?
  • We understand that data analytics, sometimes referred to as big data, is also part of your solution. Tell us about that?
  • How does HealthJibe impact the provider/patient relationship?

Tip: The key to health risk management is to move prevention and risk awareness into the daily digital routine of the consumer.

Duration: 12:55

Bob Blonchek is a 30-year veteran of the IT and software industries. He brings a unique blend of technology, business, and marketing expertise to the development and execution of products and service strategies that drive business growth. Bob excels at combining actionable market insights, emerging technologies, and new business models to meet customer needs in compelling new ways. He is the architect and designer of the HEALTHJIBE digital-health platform. Prior to Digital Health Innovations Bob co-founded and managed multiple mid-market technology companies from start-up through exit.

He has a Master of Science in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University and Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science from The Ohio State University. He is the author of Act Like An Owner: Building an Ownership Culture published by John Wiley & Sons and is active in the Baltimore, Maryland start-up technology community acting as a mentor to start-up technology companies.

Bob lives near Baltimore, Maryland with his wife Lori and is “Dad” to three children.


Healing Nutrition by Yves Calmette and the French Paradox

October 12, 2014

Yves Calmette, Founder of Healing Nutrition by Yves that provides nutrition coaching inspired by positive attitude to food and life of the French, one of the slimmest and healthiest countries on the planet joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Yves Calmette discuss the following:

  • What is the French Paradox exactly?
  • Tell us a bit more about you and your background?
  • Why do you think our modern society is now so sick and fat?
  • Your motto is: Real Food + Pleasure = Health. What is it exactly?
  • Pleasure and health. Really?

Duration: 20:39

When Yves graduated from Sydney’s Academy of Healing Nutrition as a nutrition coach, his lifelong passion for nutrition found expression on a professional level. Having already established a successful career in social marketing and health promotion, he decided to dedicate himself to making a positive difference is the lives of others by setting up his own nutritional coaching practice, Healing Nutrition by Yves, to run alongside a busy working life in one of Australia’s largest health not-for-profit organisations.

Yves’ approach is based on a number of factors. While he had always been intrigued by nutrition, he had become increasingly overwhelmed with conflicting information, finding it hard to discern science from hype. He finally came across the research of nutrition pioneer Dr Weston Price whose studies, based on the diets of many ancient societies before the era of processed foods, allowed him to determine the best diet for human health. He proved that eating nourishing, local fresh foods helped optimise good health, while avoiding processed, toxic foods resulted in a dramatic improvement to health and wellbeing.

Dr Weston Price’s work resonated with Yves’ philosophy of food as medicine. It also tied in with the teachings of the Academy of Healing Nutrition where he studied. The Academy’s curriculum, the Longevity Diet ®, leverages Dr Weston Price’s studies. It also draws upon the French Paradox, the French culinary culture that explains why the French are able to eat saturated fats and drink red wine yet still enjoy one of the lowest rates of obesity, heart disease and diabetes and have one of the longest life expectancy rates among developed countries.

Yves’ practice Healing Nutrition by Yves therefore is based on time-tested food wisdom backed by modern research with a focus on the French Paradox. His nutrition coaching provides you with the support and motivation you need to stick to your plan so you’ll reap the benefits – weight loss being one of the most rewarding outcomes of positive, happy, healthy eating inspired by the French attitude to food and life!


Aging Skin and Collagen, and what you need to know with Kathy Heshelow

October 11, 2014

Kathy Heshelow the Founder of Sublime Beauty, an anti-aging skincare company joins eHealth Radio and the Beauty, Skin Care and Anti-Aging Channels. Kathy is also a published author and lived in Paris, France for 16 years and loves the way French women care for their skin and she brings some of this to Sublime Beauty.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Kathy Heshelow discuss the following:

  • So today, you want to talk about aging skin and collagen. Tell us what we need to know.
  • How does this diminishment cause wrinkling and sagging?
  • So how do we boost collagen?
  • So these 4 ingredients are helpful to get collagen levels back up, then. To repeat, you said peptides, stem cells, retinol and vitamin C. Are there any others to mention? 
  • So will wrinkles disappear with these ingredients?

Duration: 12:55

Kathy Heshelow is founder of Sublime Beauty, a quality anti-aging skincare company with a niche in Skin Brushes. All products are found on the company webstore, with free shipping and VIP Club, or on Amazon.

Heshelow is also a published author, and her latest book is entitled “Phytoceramides: Anti Aging at Its Best” available on Amazon. Her articles are found in Urbanette Magazine, USA Today and Midwest Health among others. Her new online magazine, “Age Younger”, debuts this fall and is all about vibrant aging.

Kathy lived in Paris, France for 16 years and now resides in Florida with her husband and two canines.


Ubiquinol and its important role in the body

October 11, 2014

Stephen Eddey, who is Principal of Health Schools Australia who is speaking with us about Ubiquinol and its important role in the body joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Stephen Eddey discuss the following:

  • What is CoQ10 and what is its role in the body?
  • There have been some significant advances in CoQ10, could you please explain them?
  • As Ubiquinol exists naturally in the body, can we also get Ubiquinol from our food?
  • Why is Ubiquinol a better choice if considering supplementation?
  • Who can take Ubiquinol?

Duration: 7:17

Stephen Eddey is a qualified Nutritionist and Naturopath and is the Principal of Australia’s longest established natural medicine college, Health Schools Australia. He has completed a Bachelor of Complementary Medicine as well as a Masters in Health Science.