Promising Treatment that Reverses Type 2 Diabetes

May 24, 2018




Brittanie Volk is a registered dietitian, scientist, and a senior clinical specialist at San Francisco-based Virta Health that offers a promising treatment that reverses Type 2 diabetes joins eHealth Radio and the Diabetes and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Brittanie Volk discuss the following:

  1. Let's discuss the problem of Type 2 Diabetes in America. How bad is it?
  2. What are these efforts, former and current, to combat Type 2 Diabetes? And why are these not completely addressing this deadly disease?
  3. Tell us about Virta Health and how does Virta’s approach differ from what’s been traditionally done?
  4. Walk me through what someone goes through once they start the Virta Treatment
  5. Who can sign up for the Virta Treatment?
  6. What’s next for Virta Health?


About Brittanie Volk, PhD, RD

Brittanie is a registered dietitian, scientist, and a senior clinical specialist at Virta Health. For the last decade, she has focused her research and training on understanding the link between diet and metabolic health. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, under the mentorship of expert researcher Dr. Jeff Volek, she studied ketogenic diets and their implications in both sport and disease. Brittanie has seen firsthand the powerful impact of making science-based diet recommendations to reverse type 2 diabetes.

Brittanie joined Virta so that she could help people achieve better health by translating the science into real-world applications.

About Virta Health

Virta Health delivers the first clinically-proven treatment to safely and sustainably reverse Type 2 Diabetes and other chronic metabolic diseases without the use of medications or surgery. At one year, 60% of patients in our clinical trial achieved diabetes reversal, 94% of insulin users reduced or eliminated usage altogether and 83% of patients remained active in the trial. Results extended beyond diabetes reversal, with sustained improvements in blood pressure, inflammation, cardiovascular markers, insulin resistance and weight loss. For enterprises, Virta saves nearly $10,000 per patient in medical expenses over the first 24 months while tying treatment fees to successful outcomes. The Virta Treatment, delivered through a technology-enabled online clinic, will help millions of people get their lives back while making Type 2 Diabetes a thing of the past.





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All Spices are NOT Created Equal

May 22, 2018




Julie Gould, the senior brand manager for Spice Islands, a premiere line of spices sourced from around the world and part of B&G Foods joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Julie Gould discuss the following:

  1. Let’s define what spices are for our listeners who may not know exactly what we’re talking about.
  2. Can you tell us what each of those points are in relation to spices?
  3. What countries are the primary sources for Spice Islands products?
  4. Is it true that all spices are not created equal?
  5. What are the most popular spices, in your opinion?
  6. With so much attention on healthy eating, what role do spices play?


Since 1941, Spice Islands has sourced only the highest-quality spices from around the world. Discover a world of flavor in your own kitchen with our premium Saigon Cinnamon, Cumin, Bay Leaves and many more fine spices, seasonings, dried herbs, extracts and flavorings sure to make your next meal an adventure.




About B&G Foods, Inc.

Based in Parsippany, New Jersey, B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) and our subsidiaries manufacture, sell and distribute high-quality, branded shelf-stable and frozen foods across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.  With our diverse portfolio of more than 50 brands you know and love, including Back to Nature, B&G, B&M, Cream of Wheat, Green Giant, Las Palmas, Le Sueur, Mama Mary’s, Maple Grove Farms, Mrs. Dash, New York Style, Ortega, Pirate’s Booty, Polaner, SnackWell’s, Spice Islands and Victoria, there’s a little something for everyone.

For more information about B&G Foods and our brands, please visit





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Meet Coral Health: Building a more connected future in healthcare

May 19, 2018




Jeremy Mullin, Vice President of Corporate Development at Coral Health that uses blockchain technology to improve healthcare by enabling secure, real-time, shared access to validated healthcare information joins eHealth Radio and the Healthcare & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jeremy Mullin discuss the following:

  1. What is Coral Health?
  2. What problem is Coral Health addressing?
  3. Who will benefit from your applications?

  4. Who is the team behind Coral Health?

  5. How is the project funded?


Jeremy Mullin is a strategist and data expert who advised Fortune 1000 enterprises on digital data collection. He served as a Director at Research Now, Inc., is a Board Director for the Toronto chapter of the Marketing Research and Intelligence Association (MRIA) and is a member of the Data Science Association. Mr. Mullin leads Coral Health's corporate partnership and collaboration strategies.





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Frustrated trying to lose weight with diet and exercise but, CAN’T?

May 17, 2018




Dr. Jamie Fettig, Founder and President at Vevazz LLC which is a non-invasive fat loss treatment joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Weight Management Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Jamie Fettig discuss the following:

  1. What is Vevazz and how does it work?
  2. Why is “calories in calories out” a myth?
  3. Why is our body stuck in fat storage mode? 

  4. How can we get our bodies into fat burning mode?

  5. Talk about the fact that the fat cells remain alive and what advantage that provides in the case of future weight gain.
  6. Why is Vevazz safer than laser treatments that kill fat cells?


Vevazz is a clinically proven, non-invasive fat loss treatment.  It’s pain free, natural, safe…does not require any recovery time…FDA approved and very effective. You can drop two dress or pant sizes (and get rid of 7-23 inches of ugly, unwanted fat) in as little as 6 weeks.  We guarantee that you will see results…the Vevazz treatment program is that effective.





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If You Spent This Year Planning Your Marriage, Like Your Wedding, Where Could It Be a Year from Now?

May 15, 2018


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Clinical Director again joins eHealth Radio and the Psychology & Personal Development Channels to discuss the posed question: "If You Spent This Year Planning Your Marriage, Like Your Wedding, Where Could It Be a Year from Now?"


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  1. What made you think of this idea, and why do you think it is so important to emphasize?
  2. You have an interesting way of outlining tasks for the year, tell me a little about that.
  3. How Why is it important to check progress?
  4. Why is important to work in something that you are working towards at the end?
  5. Why is recapping everything that you have covered over the year important?


Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. Dr. MArtinez is the Head of Clinical Development for She is an Adjunct Professor in psychology graduate studies, is a telemental health psychologist, a disability consultant, and a blogger for the numerous media outlets, including Everyday Power Blog. She is  published author, disability advocate, and public speaker. 


Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez
Instagram: @nikkimaramartinez

Why transaxillary (underarm incision) breast augmentation using the Keller funnel is this doctor’s top choice for breast augmentation surgery

May 14, 2018




Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS, joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about why transaxillary breast augmentation using the Keller funnel is his preferred method for breast augmentation surgery.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. S. Larry Schlesinger discuss the following:

  1. Who is a good candidate for the transaxillary breast augmentation using the Keller funnel?
  2. Can you tell us why you prefer transaxillary incisions (incisions in the armpit) when performing a breast augmentation?
  3. How does recovery time for this procedure compare with other types of breast augmentation?  
  4. Does it improve aesthetic outcome for patients? Does it cost more than other methods?
  5. Why should patients choose a surgeon who offers Keller funnel with breast augmentation? Tell us your thoughts in these regards.


S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS, is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of plastic surgery experience. After premedical studies at the University of Michigan and medical studies at the Medical College of Virginia, he served his surgical residency at Stanford University Medical Center and plastic surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

He is a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and an Active Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Considered an authority in his field, Dr. Schlesinger has made many presentations to the plastic surgery community as well as published numerous articles on cosmetic plastic surgery techniques and procedures. In addition to his reputation for delivering beautiful results, Dr. Schlesinger is also known for his warm bedside manner. A recipient of the Vitals Patients' Choice and Compassionate Doctor Awards, he is one of 100 physicians in the nation named to the prestigious RealSelf 100 List, and has received the Hawaii Medical Association’s Physician of the Year for Community Service for the State of Hawaii.





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Complex Dental Problems? Why see a Prosthodontist

May 12, 2018




Dr. Eli Friedman of Friedman Dental Group with its practices being one of the leading dental groups in South Florida, and are also part of a very small minority that perform life-changing reconstructive procedures to re-habilitate its patients from years of dental neglect joins eHealth Radio and the Dental Care and Health News Channels. 


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Eli Friedman discuss the following:

  1. What is a prosthodontist and what do they do?
  2. What was the path you took to become a prosth-odontist (education and career background)?
  3. What are the signs that someone should reach out to a prosthodontist and what will the prosthodontist look for in a consultation?
  4. What benefit does seeing a prosthodontist have for a complex dental treatment?


Dr. Eli Friedman is a recognized leader in reconstructive, esthetics and implant dentistry and is one of the few prosthodontists who places and restores dental implants. Dr. Friedman has placed and restored thousands of dental implants, including early and immediate loading. After graduating in 1998 from the prestigious Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, he returned to his hometown of Toronto, Canada where he joined two of the most-renowned prosthodontic practices, focusing on cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry.

After six years of successful hands-on experience, Dr. Friedman completed an additional three-year post-graduate specialty certificate in prosthodontics at Nova Southeastern University’s School of Dental Medicine in Florida. His training was focused on full-mouth rehabilitation and dental implant surgery.

Dr. Friedman finished his three-year residency having placed and restored hundreds of implants, and was appointed chief resident of post-graduate prosthodontics. The combination of his six years in private practice and his three-year residency in prosthodontics made him one-of-a-kind in his field. In 2006, he lectured and presented extensively on dental implants, case presentation and was appointed teaching assignments at the University.

Dr. Eli Friedman lectures nationwide and is a fellow of the American Academy of Osseointegration, affiliated with the American Dental Association, and the American College of Prosthodontists. Having over 20 years of experience, he is regularly invited to lecture at many local and national dental organizations. Dr. Eli Friedman is married to Dr. Katia Friedman, who practices general and pediatric dentistry.

They have two daughters, Chloe and Lauren. The Friedman’s have three dental practices in South Florida—in Coral Springs, Plantation, and Palm Beach.





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Ryan Jessup of Rapamycin Press Discusses Launching a Medical Blog

May 12, 2018




Ryan Jessup, the Director of External and Legal Affairs at Rapamycin Press joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel to discuss launching a medical blog.


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

  1. Tell us a little bit about Rapamycin Press, it’s journals, and the upcoming Medical blog to be launched.
  2. What was the inspiration behind the blog, and how did you go about realizing that vision?
  3. What type of content can visitors to the Rapamycin Press blog expect to find?
  4. What was the most challenging part about establishing the Rapamycin Press blog?
  5. What advice would you give to any of our listeners planning to launch their own blogs?


Ryan Jessup completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing with a minor in Clinical Psychology from Philadelphia University School of Business in 2008.

In 2015, Ryan went on to complete both a Juris Doctor and a Master’s in Public Affairs and Administration with a focus on American Jurisprudence and State Agency Management from from Western Michigan University's School of Law and their School of Public Affairs and Public Administration.

Ryan has recently become a certified mediation specialist with the New York Unified Court System and is an elected advocate for the Knights of Columbus. Professionally, Ryan has served the public working for Circuit Courts, Legal Clinics, US Congressman and City Governments. He also has worked for private firms in the governmental affairs, medical imaging and sales industries.

In winter of 2015, Ryan launched his career in scholarly publishing with Rapamycin Press. Currently, he serves as the Director of External & Legal Affairs and works with both the publishing house and the journals to build the positive public image through corporate identity brand development while managing the business aspects of legal services by providing legal interpretation with respect to contracts, negotiations, trademarks, licensing, defamation as a liaison with licensed attorneys. Ryan also manages web design, on demand reprints, SEO development, social media, Google optimization, video production and editing, recruiting assignments, and conference sponsorship requests.

In his personal time he plays improvisational piano, maintains saltwater tanks, and enjoys cooking.





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The Negative Affects Drug Abuse Has On The Body

May 11, 2018




Ray Estefania, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Family Recovery Specialists, an intensive outpatient program for adolescents and adults that also provides concierge crisis/case management and intervention services for all ages joins eHealth Radio and the Addiction Prevention & Health News Channel.


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

  1. When and how does drug abuse start and progress?    
  2. How can you tell the signs and symptoms of drug use and drug addiction?
  3. What drugs commonly cause problems, and how do they affect the body?
  4. Why has America’s opioid epidemic gotten so much worse in recent years?
  5. Talk to me about your partnership with Miami Beach. What kind of value are you providing residents?


Mr. Ray Estefania is the former Director of South Miami Hospital’s Adolescent Addiction Treatment Program. His current role is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Family Recovery Specialists (Miami, FL), an intensive outpatient program for adolescents and adults that also provides concierge crisis/case management and intervention services for all ages.

Mr. Estefania has been working as an addiction counselor for over 20 years and was formerly the Adolescent Program Supervisor at Suburban Hospital’s Addiction Treatment Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He has worked extensively as drug abuse counselor and alcohol abuse counselor, interventionist and as a family therapist in the field of addiction treatment.

Mr. Estefania is a considered an expert in the field and frequently provides education and training to physicians, nurses, other mental health professionals, teachers and school administrators on topics related to addiction and recovery.





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Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (The Partnership) Launch New National Coalition

May 9, 2018




Marjorie Clifton, Executive Director of the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies, a non-profit dedicated to educated consumers about safely buying medicines online joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pharmaceutical Channels.

CSIP and the Partnership for Drug Free Kids are launching Medicine Safe, a new coalition of national and state public and private organizations dedicated to helping families understand the opioid epidemic, medicine safety and how to prevent and treat addiction.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Marjorie Clifton discuss the following:

  1. Before we talk about the new coalition, let’s give our listeners some background. It seems that every day we are hearing about the opioid epidemic in the country. Can you give us some insight into how widespread it is?
  2. When you talk about opioids, are you only talking about prescription painkillers?
  3. Why are so many more people addicted now?
  4. Some say eliminating opioids, limiting the number of pills prescribed or incarcerating more people will solve the crisis. Do you agree?
  5. What about prevention?
  6. It seems like an impossible situation. Let’s talk about the new coalition CSIP and the Partnership started. What is Medicine Safe?
  7. What makes MedicineSafe different from all of the other organizations trying to curb the opioid epidemic?


Marjorie Clifton is the Executive Director for the Center for Safe Internet Pharmacies (CSIP) and has been helping develop international awareness and policies around medicine safety, illegal online pharmacies and counterfeit medicines since 2011.

In her role with CSIP she has built global coalitions, communications strategies and campaigns to drive impact and awareness on a range of issues impacting consumers, corporations and global citizens.

Marjorie has helped stand up global organizations supporting CSIP’s mission and participates in an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) working group. She is also called upon regularly to speak on the topic of online counterfeiting and consumer protection at industry conferences, government stakeholder meetings and international forums such as the U.S. Department of State, U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Department of Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce, the Global Trade Organization, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, APEC, the Internet for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC). Ms. Clifton is also a published author and media commentator, appearing regularly on CNN, Fox, NBC, MSNBC, PBS and global radio.

Marjorie received her bachelor’s degree in Communications and Spanish from the University of Texas. She received her master’s from Drama Studio London. She is currently a fellow and advisory board member for the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation at the University of Texas and serves on the board for the School of Undergraduate Studies. She is also an executive board member of the non-profit Running Start, and a founder of their Next Step program, which trains young women in career development and politics.





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