First-ever fitness plan for menopausal women, part of the Estroven Changing Ways Program

January 31, 2014

Deb Horn, a Licensed Personal Trainer in Bergen County, N.J. who has designed the first-ever fitness plan for menopausal women as part of the Estroven Changing Ways Program joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health & Fitness Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Deb Horn discuss the following:

  • Why is it that women often face greater weight management challenges during menopause?
  • Tell us why you decided to create the Changing Ways workout program.
  • How does the Changing Ways workout program help deliver results?
  • What is the most important thing that you tell your clients who are going through menopause?
  • What other everyday tips do you have that can help our listeners manage their weight, especially during menopause?

Duration: 7:15

Deb Horn is a 46-year-old trainer in Bergen County, N.J. who has 20 years of experience and continued education in core training, balance training, high intensity training, functional training, sports conditioning, sport & specific training, BOSU and TRX. Whether it is for a busy professional, a stay-at-home parent, a seasoned athlete or someone recovering from an injury, Horn prides herself on designing fitness programs that are time efficient, goal-oriented and fun. By using functional training, real life expectations and motivation, her experience gives clients (many of whom are menopause-aged) tangible results. She has certification from the WITS Training School and The American Council on Exercise and is AED/CPR certified by the American Heart Association.


Buchulife, nature’s first anti-inflammatory

January 31, 2014

Stephen Bernhardt, President of Cape Kingdom USA, a Florida-based nutraceutical company that develops scientifically-researched, clinically-tested and FDA-approved Buchulife® health supplements made from the unique and highly potent Buchu plant joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Nutrition & Pain Management Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Stephen Bernhardt discuss the following:

  • What is buchu and where is it sourced from?
  • What are the benefits of buchu, particulalry to one's health and wellness?
  • What are Buchulife products and the conditions each address?
  • Tell us about the exciting developments about Buchulife. 
  • What are Buchulife’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs? 
  • Where can Buchulife products be purchased?
  •  How can our listeners connect with Buchulife online and social media?

Duration: 9:45

Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals works in partnership with two of the most reputable medical institutions in South Africa. The first is Synexa Life Science at Tygerberg Hospital under the auspices of the Head of Immunology, Professor Patrick Bouic. Synexa is involved in all our molecular research.

The company has also engaged the services of Prof. Tim Noakes, leading Sport Scientists at the University of Cape Town. He is is responsible for controlled clinical trials on Cape Kingdom nutraceutical products.

Our scientifically formulated Buchu oil contain the potent antioxidants quercitin, rutin, hesperidin, diosmin (bioflavonoids), diosphenol and vitamins A, B and E. BuchuLife is available in 3 product formats namely a topical gel, soft gel capsules and herbal water form, each with its own specific formulation that is scientifically validated.

Buchu’s 3 main uses are as an anti-inflammatory, an antiseptic and the treatment of hypertension. Developed by Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals, our Buchu oil is extracted in a patented process that is 100% natural and organic. The leaves are handpicked and the raw organic material processed immediately. What results is an organic, safe and highly effective product.

Buchu is an extraordinary plant, capable of extraordinary things. Cape Kingdom Nutraceuticals is a pioneer in understanding and developing this exceptional natural resource and ensuring that its impressive properties and benefits will never be forgotten.

For more information about Cape Kingdom USA and Buchulife, visit Find Buchulife on Facebook and follow on Twitter (@thebuchulife). For media inquiries or to schedule an interview contact Rajan De Los Santos at ChristieCommunications, (805) 969-3744,

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The Addictions Academy, offering a sober companion service

January 30, 2014

Cali Estes of The Addictions Academy and The Addictions Coach joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention & Stress Management Channels. The Addictions Academy offers certifications to professionals who want to continue their education in addiction. They also offer mobile rehab, sober coaches and addiction therapy for clients.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Cali Estes discuss the following:

  • What are the certifications you created?  How are these different than what is already on the market? What is NAADAC and what does that mean for your company?
  • Your company offers mobile rehab. What is that and how does it work?
  • What is the sober companion and recovery coach service you ofer?
  • How did you get into this industry?
  • Who is your ideal client?

Duration: 8:46

With over 18 years’ experience as a Therapist, Life Coach and Wellness Coach, Cali Estes is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Cali has been featured on NBC Universal News, MSN Money, Entrepreneur and Max Sports and Fitness for her work with Addictions and published in several journals and books with her work on ADD and Relationships. Cali’s multidimensional approach focuses on getting to the underlying cause of the problem and working in the present to combat her client’s issues by creating a safe and secure environment for her clients to learn and grow and tackle life challenges. Her unique background blend of psychotherapy, life coaching and wellness coaching allows the client to get to the underlying cause of their issues quicker, safer and produce results faster.

In addition to being a prominent therapist and coach, Cali Estes has presented at National conferences and is currently a National (NAADAC) and CADAAC supported Continuing Education Provider. She founded The Addictions Academy and has teamed up with Diversified Intervention Group to offer Recovery Coaching, Intervention, Anger Management and Family Recovery Coaching Certifications to Professionals Internationally. She has presented nationally and internationally and is a sought after Sober Coach and Life Coach to Actors, Musicians, CEO's, Doctors, Sports Figures and Attorneys that need 100% Confidentiality when dealing with life issues.

Cali Estes is an interactive, solution-focused therapist, coach and mentor. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.

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The Everything Parents Guide to Overcoming Childhood Anxiety with Sherianna Boyle

January 24, 2014

Author and adjunct professor Sherianna Boyle who has just wrote her second book "The Everything Parents Guide to Overcoming Childhood Anxiety" which is scheduled to be released in June this year joins eHealth Radio and the Stress Management Channel.

Pre-orders are available now on Amazon.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sherianna Boyle discuss the following:

  • Is childhood anxiety on the rise and if so why?
  • What is the difference between stress and anxiety?
  • Is anxiety something parents can control?
  • If you could pass on some advice to parents based on your research what would it be
  • For families who have concerns how do you suggest they begin getting support?

Duration: 13:54

Sherianna Boyle is the author of "The Everything Parents Guide for Overcoming Childhood Anxiety" which is available for pre-orders on Amazon now.  She is also the author of Powered by Me for Educators Pre-k-12.

Sherianna is an adjunct professor of psychology, parent educator, yoga/meditation instructor for the past twelve years and former school psychologist. She is a certified energy practioner and works privately with clients in her stress therapy practice using a variety of techniques for helping individuals overcome emotional and physical blockages in the body and subconscious mind.


The newest in breast implants – Gummy Bear Breast Implants with Dr. Grant Stevens

January 23, 2014

Dr. Grant Stevens, a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of Marina Plastic Surgery in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Stevens joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about the newest in breast implants – Gummy Bear Breast Implants.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Grant Stevens discuss the following:

  • There’s been a lot of talk about Gummy Bear breast implants.  I hear that you coined the term.  What are they and what makes them different?
  • What is it made from that makes it different?  
  • Why do women prefer this to traditional implants?
  • According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2011 breast augmentation was the second highest plastic surgery demanded by women and of 316,848 procedures performed, 69% were done with silicone implants as opposed saline.  Do you find that in your practice?
  •  Can it be used for women who have had breast cancer?
  • You have been involved for a long time about the issue of silicone implants – you claim that they are safe and the uproar about them not being safe was junk science…even though some disputed that.  Tell us more.

Duration: 10:24

Dr. Grant Stevens is the founder and Medical Director of Marina Plastic Surgery and The Institute; A Medical Spa in Marina Del Rey, California. He is also the Chairman of the USC-Marina Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship and the Director of the USC Division of Aesthetic Surgery. He has been elected by his peers into the "The Guide to Top Doctors" and Castle Connolly's "Top Doctor Guide" recognizing him as one of the best plastic surgeons in America, and is one of the select few to be featured in "Plastic Surgery:  The World's Top Surgeons & Clinics."  Dr. Stevens is an active member at Marina Del Rey Hospital, where he is the past Chairman of the Department of Surgery, the Chairman of the Liposuction Committee, and the Medical Director of The Breast Center.  He is also on staff at St. John's Medical Center, the Marina Outpatient Surgery Center and USC.

Dr. Stevens graduated with honors from Washington University Medical School in St. Louis where he was awarded the Senior Prize in Surgery. He completed his general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, then returned to Washington University-Barnes Hospital where he completed a Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Paul Weeks, Dr. Leroy Young, Dr. Tom Mustoe, Dr. Jeffrey Marsh, and Dr. R. Christie Wray.  He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the International College of Surgeons.  He was appointed by the governor of California to the Medical Board of California Medical Quality Review Board. Dr. Stevens is an ASAPS Traveling Professor and has been an invited visiting professor at numerous U.S. and international universities.

Dr. Stevens is on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and is Chairman of the Media Relations Committee and the Exhibits Committee. He is an active member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and he is on the Board of Directors and one of the International Traveling Professors.

Dr. Stevens has authored more than 60 articles and chapters on aesthetic plastic surgery.  He recently completed a chapter on mastopexy and mastopexy augmentation in Grabb and Smith. He has also lectured at numerous International, National and Regional meetings. Dr. Stevens is a member of many medical societies, including the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Stevens is the past Chairman of the California Medical Association Advisory Panel on Plastic Surgery. He received the California State Assembly and the California State Senate Certificate of Recognition.  He has also received the Special Congressional Certificate of Recognition and the Distinguished Service Citation from the Medical Board of California.

He has been interviewed for articles that have appeared in USA Today, People, The Wall Street Journal, Beauty, Forbes, Glamour, Vogue, Allure, Cosmetic Surgery Times, Business Week, Men's Fitness, LA Times Magazine, Longevity, Cooking Light, Discovery, and numerous newspapers.  He has appeared on over 125 television programs including CNN, Discovery, 60 Minutes, MSNBC, The Learning Channel, Sonia Live, Leeza, Nightline, CBS News, 24 Hours, Extra, Hard Copy, American Journal, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Lifetime - New Attitudes, PBS Nightly Business Report and many other TV and radio interviews.


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Improving your healthcare experience with Vocera Communications, Inc.

January 22, 2014

Dr. M. Bridget Duffy, the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Vocera Communications, Inc., which provides integrated, intelligent communication that address critical communication challenges within healthcare and other mission-critical industries joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. M. Bridget Duffy discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what led you on this mission to disrupt the status quo to humanize the healthcare experience?
  • How do communication technologies like Vocera contribute to your mission to improve the healthcare experience?
  • What do patients and family members need to know to improve their healthcare experience?
  • As the founder of the Patient Experience Movement, what are some experience innovations or strategies that you have seen or developed that are humanizing healthcare?

  • You have described humanizing healthcare as an industry movement. Who should be leading this movement in hospitals and health systems, and what is the role of the patient and family voice in this movement? 

  • I understand that in addition to being the CMO at Vocera, you play a prominent role in the company’s collaborative research subsidiary the Experience Innovation Network. Can you tell me more about this group and what they are doing to improve medicine for the better?

Duration: 15:04

M. Bridget Duffy, MD, is the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of Vocera Communications, Inc., which provides integrated, intelligent communication that address critical communication challenges within healthcare and other mission-critical industries.

Prior to her appointment as CMO at Vocera, Dr. Duffy co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of ExperiaHealth, a company whose mission was to assist organizations in rapidly improving staff and patient loyalty through innovative technologies and solutions that restore the human connection to healthcare. ExperiaHealth was acquired by Vocera Communications and now drives the company’s thought leadership and research as the Experience Innovation Network.

Dr. Duffy was an early pioneer in the creation of Hospitalist medicine and launched programs to accelerate clinical discovery in the field of Integrative and Heart-Brain medicine, helping establish the Earl and Doris Bakken Heart Brain Institute. She previously served as Chief Experience Officer (CXO) of the Cleveland Clinic – the first senior position of its kind in the nation – leading the institution in improving patient experience as its top strategic priority. She is a frequent speaker on the subject of why patient experience matters and how it impacts clinical outcomes.

Her work has earned her the Quantum Leap Award for taking the risk to spur internal change in her field and has led her to be featured in HealthLeaders magazine as one of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better.” Dr. Duffy attended medical school at the University of Minnesota, and completed her residency in internal medicine at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Twist 25 cream can improve aspects of your health

January 18, 2014

Hugh Woodward, President of Health2Go, Inc. makers of the highest quality DHEA supplement made, called Twist 25 DHEA cream, as well as other leading edge science based anti-aging supplements. Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Hugh Woodward discuss the following:

  • What is DHEA, what does it do, and why does it have to be used as a bioidentical DHEA cream called Twist 25?
  • Please explain to our listeners why if they're 35 or older using Twist 25 cream can improve aspects of their health?  
  • Most DHEA supplements on the market are in a pill form. How does Twist 25 DHEA Cream differ from many other DHEA products in the market today?

Duration: 8:29

Hugh R. Woodward, President of Health2Go, Inc the makers of Twist 25 DHEA Cream, the top quality bioidentical DHEA supplement cream absorbed and processed in the skin.

Hugh has a Masters of Science in Healthcare Services Administration (MHA) from Trinity University and a Business Management (BBA) from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2007 Mr. Woodward founded Health2Go, Inc. to research and develop leading edge anti-aging and wellness products and bring them to people conveniently and cost effectively.

Hugh Woodward teaches people all over the U.S. about DHEA what it does and how to use it. Prior to that he was Administrator of Surgical Services for the South Texas Veterans Health Care System , then was the Administrative Director of Surgery and Anesthesiology at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center in Houston, Texas and also the Administrator of the Travis Center outpatient surgery center before starting Health2Go, Inc in 2007.


The study molecular mechanisms of human biology and disease with Philipp Kapranov

January 18, 2014

Philipp Kapranov, Director of Genomics Research, St. Laurent Institute, a non-profit dedicated to studying molecular mechanisms of human biology and disease joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Philipp Kapranov discuss the following:

  • What is the science of genomics?
  • Can genomics revolutionize medicine and how we treat diseases? 
  • What is RNA? Why do we always focus on DNA?
  • What is genomic dark matter and what is dark matter RNA?
  • What are you currently working on?

Conclusion: Human body is made of cells. Each cell is like a huge city but instead of people its made of millions of small molecular machines. There are different types of machines – some are used to store information, some are used to read it out and convey it to other parts of the cell, to make other machines, to control other machines, for energy production, movement, making the structure of the cell, defense etc. All these machines function in networks just like humans form teams and social groups. Each such city operates because all of its machines work together based on a program stored in our DNA and read out in the form of RNA.  Understanding disease would mean understanding the program itself, how its readout and how the networks of these molecular machines function.

Duration: 16:54

My primary research interest includes systems biology and genomics in the context of  gene expression and discovery of new RNA species (both protein-coding and non-coding) and their functions, especially in the context of human disease, particularly cancer.

In the past 10+ years my research at Affymetrix, Helicos BioSciences, and St. Laurent Institute has focused on the basic scientific question of how much of our genome is functional. I began to answer to this question in 2002 (Kapranov et al, Science 2002) with the unbiased mapping of transcribed regions on human chromosomes 21 and 22, which revealed a vast amount of transcriptional output from non-exonic regions in the time when the output of our genome was considered to be “just 20 thousand protein-coding genes”. I followed this by showing that our genome produces vast amount of non-coding RNAs (Kapranov et al, Science 2007) often belonging to classes previously ignored by the prevalent opinion at the time, such as non-polyA and nuclear RNA (Cheng, Kapranov et al, Science 2005; Kapranov et al, Science 2007), and short RNAs (Kapranov et al, Science 2007). This work resulted in the discovery of an un-expectedly complex transcriptional activity of the human genome encompassing several new classes of RNA as well as a highly complex, overlapping organization of functional elements in the genome (Kapranov et al, Genome Research 2005). These discoveries have significantly impacted our understanding of the genomic organization and architecture, while redefining the importance of the so called “junk DNA” and, on a conceptual level, the definition of “gene” (Kapranov et al, Nature Reviews Genetics 2007).

More recently, I have shown using Helicos single-molecule sequencing platform that the genome’s “dark matter” i.e., regions of the genome (~98% of the entire genome) that are transcribed, but do not encode proteins - is read out in the form of RNA and these RNA molecules are common and highly abundant in cells ( Although we do not yet understand the function of this RNA, the very fact that it so abundant suggests that it is functional. These findings were later confirmed and expanded by the ENCODE consortium and are considered the dogma in the field. Also, they have been chosen as one of the top 10 discoveries of the last decade by Science magazine: Most recently, I have identified a novel and ubiquitous class of very long non-coding RNAs (vlincRNAs) in the mammalian genome. A subclass of vlincs controlled by promoters with endogenous retroviruses is upregulates in pluripotent and cancerous cells providing a unique window into the involvement of these previously ignored portions of our genome in development and disease.

My primary areas of expertise include genomics, molecular biology and gene expression. I have an extensive knowledge of microarrays and next-generation sequencing platforms, specifically single-molecule sequences as well as the analysis methods required to extract biologically-meaningful information from the large genomics datasets that are generated by these technologies. I have extensive experience working on projects that combine molecular biology, informatics, and engineering and managing such cross-disciplinary projects.

Overall, I have co-authored 66 peer-reviewed articles published in journals indexed in PubMed, including 7 in Nature (2 as the first author or co-author) and 5 in Science (3 as the first author or co-author). My H-index for the last 5 years (since 2008) is 29, G-index is 30 and I have 8,557 citations during that time frame. For the entire career, my H-index is 32, G-index is 80 and I have 11,281 citations. This information is available at my Google Scholar profile at


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Improve food safety awareness through inspection and customized quality training programs with Jeff Nelken

January 18, 2014

Jeff Nelken, a food safety expert who improves food safety awareness through inspection and customized quality training programs joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

strong>Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jeff Nelken discuss the following:

  • What exactly does a food safety coach/inspector do?
  • There have been some outbreaks of what is called a norovirus. What is it and are the symptoms?
  • How long does the virus last?
  • How is this virus spread?
  • What should one do if they have the symptoms? 
  • How can we prevent norovirus infections?
  • How does a restaurant combat the virus?

Duration: 10:50

Jeff Nelken is a food safety/HACCP expert who has worked with CNN, FOX, CBS, NBC, INSIDE EDITION, and Dateline MSNBC’s investigation team, as well as restaurants, casinos, schools, supermarkets and food manufacturers. He coaches personnel to improve food safety awareness through inspection and customized quality HACCP training programs. He is a certified trainer and provider with the Los Angeles Health Department Provider #15.

He delivers the facts about the dangers and sometimes frightening realties of the food industry. He provides advice on hot issues like:

  • Is the Food You Buy Really Safe?
  • Holiday Foods that Can Make Your Guests Sick
  • Dirty Kitchen Dangers and Other Secrets Restaurants Don't Want You To Know
  • What Else Are You Being Served at that All You Can Eat Buffet?
  • What Foods Safety Experts Avoid That Might Surprise You

Jeff is also an expert witness for policy makers, organizational leaders and legal experts seeking guidance and testimony from a food safety expert.

He is part of a national food crisis preparedness and management team at Tellem Grody Public Relations in Los Angeles called the Food Issues Group which recently celebrated its 10th anniversary.


Can juicing really keep you off medications with Ray Doustdar of Buiced Inc.

January 17, 2014

Ray Doustdar, the Founder & CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition Channel. He is also the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ray Doustdar discuss the following:

  • Can juicing really keep you off medications, and if so, how do I get started?
  • What about a juice cleanse or a juice fast?  Are these good ways to improve your health?
  • Is it expensive and do I really need to have cold pressed juice that cost $10 a bottle?
  • What kind of vitamins do I need on a daily basis, and what’s the difference between liquids vs. pills?
  • How much of each vitamin does one need on a daily basis and what should we be looking out for?

Duration: 18:34

Ray Doustdar is the Founder & CEO of BUICED Inc., and the creator of the all new BUICED Liquid Multivitamin, as well as the curator of Everyday Juicer, a website dedicated to helping people add fresh vegetable juicing to their daily lifestyle.

Through fresh vegetable juicing, Ray was able to bring down his cholesterol from 234 to 168 (down 28%) by incorporating juicing into his daily lifestyle. During this time, he discovered that although the leafy greens are packed with phytonutrients, they lack many essential vitamins and minerals.

He tried taking vitamins in pill form after each juice, but they upset his stomach. Then Ray learned liquid vitamins are more readily available for easy absorption, so he decided to solve his own problem and created BUICED to "boost his juice." Now he can “BUICED” his fresh veggie juice, his morning OJ or his water, and when he is in a hurry, he can just fire back a shot!