Most Healthy Options in Frozen Food!

July 9, 2017
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Andy Reichgut, the Executive Vice President of Garden Lites, a food company that has a mission to offer consumers delicious and nutritious foods where vegetables are always their first ingredients joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Andy Reichgut discuss the following:

  • What makes Garden Lites product different than other products?
  • Please describe the product line, flavors and why they help kids and families get hooked on veggies?
  • Why is it important to incorporate veggies into the diet?
  • Why is that a challenge for families?
  • What should people look for when purchasing healthy products and not be fooled by labels?
  • Where can we find Garden Lites in the supermarkets and where  can we find a store near us or online?

 

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Andy Reichgut is the Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Garden Lites. Andy is an expert in consumer marketing having worked at such prestigious companies as Pinnacle Foods Group LLC, Mars Incorporated, and Reckitt Benckiser. He is an expert in healthy foods and the clean label movement.

 

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Websitewww.gardenlites.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gardenlites
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gardenlites

DynaTrap Celebrates National Mosquito Awareness Week with Simple Yet Effective Mosquito Prevention Insights

June 27, 2017
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John Rocha of DynaTrap®, a technology-driven indoor/outdoor insect trap that protects against mosquitoes, biting flies, moths, wasps, and more joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. Mr. Rocha is here to talk about National Mosquito Awareness Week by sharing these simple but effective mosquito prevention tips to help protect you and your family.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest John Rocha discuss the following:

  • To help celebrate National Mosquito Awareness Week! Can you start off by telling us a little bit about DynaTrap?
  • What are you doing to help spread awareness about mosquitoes this week? And what are some effective ways families can protect themselves from disease-carrying mosquito this summer?
  • Why are non-pesticide solutions important to you?
  • Tell us something about mosquito bites that the general public might not be aware of.
  • What are the easiest ways to integrate methods of protecting ourselves against mosquitos and their diseases into our everyday lives?
  • What are the worst risks people face by not protecting themselves aptly against mosquito bites?
  • What are some family-friendly ways parents can teach their kids to protect against mosquito bites?

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John Rocha has a deep passion for marketing well-designed products that offer innovative technological approaches to solving everyday problems. At DynaTrap®, John serves as brand ambassador and product evangelist, often coordinating public outreach events and spreading the word on chemical-free mosquito prevention.

Prior to DynaTrap, John worked in the management consulting industry, serving as an advisor or executive at over a dozen Silicon Valley-based companies in the technology, education, consumer products, and bio-tech industries. An accomplished public speaker, John often presents on the topics of tech startups and early-stage financing. John has his bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.

 

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Website: www.dynatrap.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dynatrap
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DYNATRAP

Less Stress Family Meals

June 11, 2017
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Regan Jones, Registered Dietician and Culinary Nutritionist with Cabot Creamery Cooperative joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Nutrition Channels to share less stress family meal planning.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Regan Jones discuss the following:

  • Tell us about Cabot Creamery Cooperative, something listeners may not know.
  • What are some simple steps listeners can take toward less stressful family meals?
  • What are some kid friendly assignments listeners can give children to make them part of meal preparations?
  • What are a few healthy tips or substitutions to keep in mind when cooking?
  • If we are being honest, family dinners are nice, but don’t happen as often as most of us would like. What are some ways to make the time together count?
  • How would listeners learn more and get additional tips/healthy recipes?

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When you believe in taste-first, it's clear to see why you'd be involved in the dairy world. After all, food experts around the globe know that great taste begins in the dairy case, right? And more to the point, Registered Dietitian Regan Jones learned early on in her career that great taste doesn’t have to mean foods that are bad for you. On the contrary, Regan has spent years seeking out foods and recipes that are healthy, nutritious and, equally important, taste great.

Regan’s passion for cooking has translated into a profession of culinary-based nutrition pursuits: first in the test kitchen for Oxmoor House, and then as an Assistant Food Editor at Weight Watchers and Cooking Light magazines. Through her experiences as an Assistant Food Editor, Regan became increasingly involved and passionate about communicating trustworthy nutrition guidance to the public through the media - hence her pursuit as the Nutrition Communications Director at the Southeast Dairy Association from 2001 to 2005, and her former role as national spokesperson for the National Dairy Council.

Today, Regan serves as a food and nutrition consultant to Cabot Creamery Cooperative, the farm-family owned cooperative best-known as “Makers of The World’s Best Cheddar.” As a wife and mother, Regan knows just how important it is to make sure her family makes healthy food choices. She is aware that it is not always easy to ignore deep-fried or sugar laden snacks, but she also knows that learning as much as possible about the importance of a sustained, healthy diet is a goal worth striving for. That is one lesson she learned early on in her career, and as Cabot’s Health Squad Champion, one that she wishes to share with as many people as possible.

“I learned to cook at a very early age hanging onto the apron strings of my grandmother, a sweet southern lady who cooked every meal that made it to her table, from sun up to sun down in her tiny little kitchen, all from scratch,” says Regan. “She was the best cook I've ever known, and truly inspired my taste for all things good and good for you.

 

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Website: www.cabotcheese.coop

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cabot
Twitter: @cabotcheese

Taking the best care of your children when divorce can’t be avoided

June 5, 2017
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Mrs. Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett, founder of Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, that focuses only on marital and family law and serves clients in SE Florida’s Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties joins eHealth Radio and the Divorce & Legal Channels. 

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett discuss the following:

  • When a couple with children decides to divorce, what criteria should they look for when hiring a lawyer?
  • How can parents who are divorcing take the best care of their children? What are the steps?
  • How can using the mediation process avoid the often acrimonious appearances in a courtroom?
  • What can divorcing couples expect when they decide to mediate their divorce?
  • As a faithful Christian highly involved with the legal community, what are some obstacles facing some faithful persons who choose divorce? What obstacles do they need to overcome?

 

Mrs. Stacy Beaulieu-Fawcett, founder of Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group, focuses only on marital and family law and serves clients in SE Florida’s Palm Beach, Broward, Martin and St. Lucie counties. Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett has built her thriving practice in large part by helping Christians navigate the often-difficult decision to divorce.  Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett is a member of the Christian Legal Society and is a deeply committed to her faith.
The team of lawyers at Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group has unparalleled experience in navigating clients though this difficult process, and handling whatever challenges may arise, be it custody or financially related.

They empathize with the intense emotions clients often experience, yet are committed to practicing reasonable and sensible law and providing objective advice as to how to achieve the best possible outcome. If that requires litigation, their attorneys are highly skilled and effective in the courtroom. And when a divorce is settled without a trial, the lawyers’ drafting of settlement documents is clear, comprehensive, and straightforward to avoid unnecessary disputes later.
Beaulieu-Fawcett is an esteemed and highly involved member of the local legal community. In her marital and family law practice, she is committed to protecting her client’s rights and serving their children’s best interests.

Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett has extensive experience handling difficult and complex family law cases in a professional and compassionate manner negotiating when possible and aggressively litigating when necessary.  Prior to entering private practice, she spent several years in the courtroom assisting a Chief Family Law Judiciary. Mrs. Beaulieu lectures frequently on various family law issues throughout the state of Florida.

Mrs. Beaulieu-Fawcett was featured as one of the top young attorneys in Florida on SuperLawyers.com. She was named “Florida’s Legal Elite” by Florida Trend Magazine which recognized her as top 2% of attorneys in Florida.  The Beaulieu-Fawcett Law Group focuses on family law areas including:

 

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Website: www.BLGFL.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLGFL

Divorce After Decades, and Moving Forward with Your Life

April 29, 2017
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Family & Relationship Channels to discuss divorce after decades, and moving forward with your life.

 

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

  • People are often uncomfortable when it comes to people divorcing after many, many years together, why is that?
  • What is unique about people that divorce after decades together?
  • What advice might you give someone who is just starting over and feels lost and perhaps scared?
  • What are some small steps these individuals can take to start moving forward with their life?
  • Couples work is one of your specialities. What particular advice might you leave these individuals with, and how might they get a hold of you for help?

 

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.

She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, Sivana Spirit, Proud Stories, and a Contributor for the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.

 

Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

Making healthy food and lifestyle choices easier for families - evidence from the European funded I Family Study research project

February 9, 2017
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Professor Wolfgang Ahrens based in Germany and joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health, Health News & Family Channels. Ahrens is Project Co-ordinator of the European funded I Family research project into what drives food and lifestyle choice in European children and families and how those choices impact on lifelong health.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Wolfgang Ahrens discuss the following:

  • The I Family Study won funding from Europe in the face of strong competition. What was it about your proposal and your ambitions for the 5 year research project that secured that approval and the funding?
  • What is the I Family Study contributing to further our understanding of how European families and children in particular can be helped to live healthier lives? What’s new in terms of science and evidence that can help individuals help themselves?
  • What would be the one key, that the I Family Study and their message for families and particularly parents about how they can help their children invest in their life long health? Is it food choice or is it engaging in physical activity – where should parents place their efforts? How can we help ourselves and our families to combat obesity and other health issues?
  • What practical advice can I Family give to healthcare professionals across Europe as to how best they can support families? Where should they put their efforts? Are there interventions that work & can be relied on to provide that support?
  • Can families and healthcare professionals on their own deliver the change that’s needed to combat the global long-term trend towards sed-en-tary lives and weight gain? Isn’t there a need for Europe-wide and also national regulation to combat this trend?

Conclusion: At an individual level there is much that families – adults and children – can do to help themselves if they prioritise their lifelong health. But at a population level, to support particularly the most vulnerable/those with least advantages, as professionals we believe there has to be appropriate regulation and policies to help us all combat modern society and life which makes it too easy to eat and act less healthily than we should.

 

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ahrens is professor of epidemiological methods at the faculty of mathematics and computer science of the University of Bremen, Germany. He is Deputy Director of the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS in Bremen and head of the department Epidemiological Methods and Etiological Research. Having finished his biology studies in 1985 he worked as scientific assistant in numerous epidemiologic studies with focus on work- and environment-related cancer.

In the years 1995-1998 he established the working group Epidemiology at the Institute for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, University Clinic Essen. After his PhD thesis on "Retrospective assessment of occupational exposure in epidemiological case- control studies" he established the cross sectional division Epidemiological Methods and Field Work at the BIPS. From 1998-2003 he was Head of the division.

In 2000 he qualified as professor for Epidemiology and Public Health. In 2003 he was offered a W3-professorship for Epidemiological Methods at Bremen University. A key focus of his research addresses the causes of lifestyle diseases as well as their primary prevention and the scientific evaluation of intervention measures. Further research interests lie in the area of the aetiology of cancer with focus on environmental factors and occupational exposures and the use of secondary data for epidemiological research. He initiated the largest Europe-wide intervention study on overweight, obesity and other disorders in children conditioned by nutrition, lifestyle and social factors (www.idefics.eu; 2006-2012) and is currently coordinating the subsequent prospective cohort study on lifestyle, diet and exercise in children, adolescents and their parents - the I.Family study (www.ifamilystudy.eu; 2012-2017).

Furthermore, he is a Member of the Board of Directors, chair of the Northwest cluster and PI of the study centre Bremen of the German National Cohort (GNC). The German National Cohort is a joint interdisciplinary endeavour of scientists from the Helmholtz and the Leibniz Association, universities, and other research institutes. Its aim is to investigate the causes for the development of major chronic diseases, i.e. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, neurodegenerative/-psychiatric diseases, musculoskeletal diseases, respiratory and infectious diseases, and their pre-clinical stages or functional health impairments. (www.nako.de).

 

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Websitewww.ifamilystudy.eu

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IFamilyStudy
Twitter: @IFamilyStudy

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in young men

January 31, 2017
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Rebecca DeLeon, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Intensive Program Coordinator at Optimum Performance Institute, a residential treatment program that promotes lasting independence for young adults utilizing a real world approach joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Rebecca DeLeon discuss the following:

  • What is Borderline Personality Disorder?
  • How does it present differently in males?
  • How can this be misdiagnosed in males at times?
  • How do the symptoms cause a failure to launch for these young men?
  • How does OPI treat this in your program?

Rebecca DeLeon holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies was awarded by California State University, Northridge.

During her academic time with CSUN Rebecca worked in the Child and Family Studies Center which acknowledges the needs of the individual child and the values of the family with the provision of a safe and nurturing environment. She trained with New Directions for Youth during her graduate program working with court referred adolescents in therapy.

Rebecca participated in Behavioral Tech’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy 10-Day Intensive Training Course© as well as several other DBT trainings such as, Using DBT on the Front Lines.

Rebecca is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Psychological Association.

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Websitewww.optimumperformanceinstitute.com

Divorce Mediation: What Are the Benefits?

November 25, 2016
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Chris Griffith, Founder and Divorce Mediator at Split Simple joins eHealth Radio and the Family and Relationship Channels. Split Simple is a unique divorce mediation firm with offices in Colorado and Illinois that helps couples navigate divorce with less stress, expense and uncertainty than adversarial courtroom proceedings.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Chris Griffith discuss the following:

  • What are the main differences between divorce mediation and litigation?
  • What is unique about your approach to mediation?
  • What are some misconceptions about divorce mediation that you most often hear?
  • Is mediation a more expensive option than litigation?
  • In terms of child custody, what are the benefits of mediation?

Duration: 10:56

As a Founder of Split Simple, Chris Griffith became the firm’s first attorney-mediator. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wake Forest University, a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from East Carolina University (graduating first in class) and a law degree at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

Mr. Griffith has extensive experience in traditional divorce proceedings as well as mediation. Working on divorces in and out of the courtroom showed him the toll that family court takes on families.

Drawing on his background in mediation and family therapy, Mr. Griffith helped create the rigorous, transparent, data-driven process for divorce that provides spouses a constructive framework to reach mutual decisions on matters attending the end of their marriage, saving time, money and distress for the parties involved – as well as their children.

Split Simple was founded in Colorado and currently has locations in the Denver area and multiple counties. The firm recently opened offices in Chicago and Cook County, Illinois.

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Website: www.splitsimple.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/splitsimple
Twitter: @splitsimple

Healthy and Unhealthy Relationships

September 6, 2016
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Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Relationship Advice Channel to discuss healthy and unhealthy relationships.


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

  • What are signs of an unhealthy relationship?
  • What are signs of a healthy relationship?
  • What components do you consider vital to a healthy relationship?
  • What are some common bad habits and behaviors that can break down a relationship?
  • What are a few things a couple can do right away to start to repair their relationship, and make it a more healthy one?


Duration: 8:11


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.


She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.


Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez


The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

The Dangers We Face in a Technology Driven World

August 4, 2016
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Dr. Lisa Strohman, the Founder and Director of the Technology Wellness Center, one of the first organizations to address the global issue of technology addiction and overuse joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Psychology and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Lisa Strohman discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your background in the field and what inspired you to specialize in technology addiction.
  • We all use technology, whether it is professionally or recreationally; what are signs that you have crossed the line into unhealthy use and addiction?
  • We learned from a recent interview that you worked with a middle school where 30% of its students were suspended due to some inappropriate text messages. Can you tell us a little more about this & why parents should be concerned?
  • Parent's biggest concern with their child's internet use was once cat phishing and online predators, is sexting the next upward battle?
  • You are about to release an online program called The Digital Citizens Academy, can you tell us more about that and how parents/teachers can bring it to their schools?


Recognizing the growing challenges parents now face with their children, and the increasingly serious issues her young patients are dealing with due to our growing dependency on technology, inspired Dr. Strohman to launch the Technology Wellness Center, which she co-founded with Dr. Melissa Westendorf JD, PhD in 2014.


After growing up in California, Dr. Strohman attended the University of California, Davis, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then completed a joint, integrated program in law and Psychology at Villanova and Drexel Universities, where she met Dr. Westendorf.


During her undergraduate career, Dr. Strohman gained experience as a lead program coordinator with Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT), as a family reunification therapist and a hospice counselor. While attending graduate school, she performed research in substance abuse, risk communication and child abduction. Her avid interest in public policy earned her the honor of becoming a legislative intern for Congress. She was also selected as an honors intern with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and invited to become a visiting scholar with the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime division as she completed her dissertation.


After earning her Juris Doctorate, Strohman worked at a large law firm, while completing her residency at the Arizona State Hospital in both a clinical and forensic rotation in clinical psychology. She eventually settled back into her counseling practice as the clinical psychologist with Lifescape Medical Associates, where she utilizes her training in cognitive behavior therapy to help patients.


In addition to establishing the Technology Wellness Center, Dr. Strohman and Dr. Westendorf developed an assessment test (TUC) to help parents identify if their child is at risk from technology overuse. The two have also co-authored a book, Unplug: Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World, published in July 2015.


In an effort to educate parents, caregivers and students, Dr. Strohman frequently speaks at schools, parent organizations and with students to help raise awareness and offer preventative tools and resources. She is also frequently featured in the media as an expert source for issues related to technology use and behavior.


Dr. Strohman is married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. William Strohman and is a devoted mom to their two children.



Website: www.technologywellnesscenter.com