Talking about that Middle Aged Spread with Melanie White of Downsize Me

September 28, 2016

Melanie White, Director at Downsize Me again joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition & Weight Management Channels. Melanie is a Certified Health and Wellness Coach who helps people to eat better, think differently and feel great.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Melanie White discuss the following:

  • Why is it that so many people seem to get ‘middle aged spread’?
  • How do stress hormones cause middle aged spread?
  • What sorts of things cause this stress you’re talking about?
  • How do blood sugar hormones cause middle aged spread?
  • What are three tips you can share to help people to reduce their spare tire?

Duration: 6:28

Melanie White is a Health and Wellness Coach who loves helping people to change the way they eat and think for a slimmer body, better energy and a longer, healthier life. After 13 years in a stressful corporate role in Perth as a Biologist, she realised empowering people was far more enjoyable and meaningful.

Melanie is the co Founder of Downsize Me, an eight-week food coaching program that helps people overcome the hormonal and mental barriers to weight loss. She also works as a coach trainer and business mentor for Wellness Coaching Australia.

She loves to share her skills and lifelong passions for food, gardening, activity, personal development and healing.

BSc (Biology; Honours); Metabolic Typing Advisor Level 1; Accred. Cert. Nutr (Cadence); Cert IV (Personal Training); Wellness Coaching Australia Level 3; Wellcoaches USA


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @DownsizeMeAus

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.

Nutrition Journey: Your Personal Pathway to Better Health

September 20, 2016

Anna Baker, Founder and Head Nutritionist at Nutrition Journey, a hyper-customized online and in-person nutrition concierge service that functions like a monthly gym membership joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Nutrition Channels.

Nutrition Journey offers members one-on-one nutrition coaching and meal plans, as well as ongoing education and guidance geared at cultivating an overall healthier, more balanced, and stress-free lifestyle.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Anna Baker discuss the following:

  • What inspired you to start Nutrition Journey?
  •  What are the benefits of having a personal nutritionist, and in particular what are the benefits of a service like Nutrition Journey? 
  • What are some good reasons, why people should prioritize nutrition and healthy eating?
  • How would you differentiate a diet from a healthy lifestyle?
  • What are some important things to be aware of when meal planning and grocery shopping, especially for people shopping on a tight budget?
  • What is one motto you live by to lead a healthy lifestyle?

Duration: 9:44

Anna Baker is the founder and principal nutritionist for Nutrition Journey, LLC. Once a sufferer of chronic illness and fatigue, Anna found a deep passion and respect for nutrition after proper diet and key lifestyle changes transformed her health, giving her a fresh and energized new outlook on life. In her progressive “membership” approach to nutrition education, guidance, and support, Anna has developed a modernized path toward addressing weight gain, food allergies, illnesses, and other health concerns through Nutrition Journey.

By fusing both the convenience of an online platform and the personalization of face-to-face meetings, she sets the standard for a more effective and realistic client-nutritionist relationship. Through her system, she has helped hundreds of men and women end their detrimental eating, fitness, and lifestyle habits in exchange for a more balanced way of living. The results: greater energy, function, and happiness overall. Anna holds a degree in Nutrition Studies from the lauded Flinders University in South Australia and is currently a Master’s candidate at Deakin University.


Social Media Links:
Facebook: Nutrition Journey, LLC
Twitter: @nutritionjrny
Instagram: @nutritionjourney

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Free with Dr. Kristian H

September 15, 2016

Dr. Kristian H, a millennial lifestyle expert, serial entrepreneur, health enthusiast, and author who has inspired women across the world to live healthy, happy, and free lives joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Kristian H discuss the following:

  • Who is Dr. Kristian H?
  • You have accomplished so much in a short amount of time. From graduating from Yale, to getting a doctorate degree, to being featured in the Dr.Oz magazine. How were you able to do it- especially in such a short time?
  • What is a millennial lifestyle and how do you live it?
  • Health is in important part of your brand. What advice do you have for people who are looking to start a healthy lifestyle? 
  • What advice or tips do you have for our listeners who may be feeling stuck?
  • What does Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Free mean?

Duration: 13:55

Dr. Kristian H is a serial entrepreneur, lifestyle expert, and health enthusiast.  She embodies the passion, fearlessness, and uniqueness that fuels her generation.  A Yale graduate and a Doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Kristian H blends her academic knowledge, creativity, and unconventional philosophy to promote healthy, happy, and free lifestyles.

No day is the same for Dr. Kristian H, from teaching public health at George Washington to leading yoga classes to mentoring entrepreneurs. She is redefining success and helping others do the same.

A speaker, blogger, and health enthusiast, Dr. Kristian H is inspiring a generation to be happy, healthy, and free. You can be a part of her daily journey on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook!


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.

Leading Veterinarian Dr. Patrick Mahaney Discusses How to Combat Pet Obesity

September 12, 2016

Dr. Patrick Mahaney, Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Animal Health Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Patrick Mahaney discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us a little bit about yourself to get things started?
  • What is California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc.?
  • Can you tell us about the pet obesity and how it is becoming a problem?
  • How can we stop our pets from becoming obsese?
  • What do you recommend listeners to do if their pet is gaining weight?
  • Is it best to feed them an all natural diet?

Duration: 17:13

Dr. Patrick Mahaney is Los Angeles’ premier, concierge, house-call veterinarian through his company California Pet Acupuncture and Wellness (CPAW), Inc. He also provides holistic treatment for cancer patients at the Veterinary Cancer Group.

Dr. Mahaney is a highly sought after certified veterinary journalist and shares his expert perspective on animal health and current events via Animal Wellness, AOL’s Paw Nation, Hamptons Pet, The Honest Kitchen Blog, PetMD’sThe Daily Vet, Pet360’s Pet-Lebrity News, PetSafe, Pet World Insider, and Victoria Stilwell’s   He co-hosts an internet radio show, Holistic Vets on the Radio Pet Lady Network.

Dr. Mahaney makes television appearances, including Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family, Bite Size TV’s The Girl Spot, and is the go-to-holistic veterinarian for Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell. He participates in public speaking engagements through BlogPaws, UCLA Extension, and Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Mahaney is a member of many professional advocacy groups, including the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS), and Lesbian Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA).


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @PatrickMahaney

Changing the Way HealthCare is Delivered

September 9, 2016

Mary Meyer, the National Director of Health Coaching at Marathon Health, a leading provider of onsite health clinics joins eHealth Radio & the Health Care & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Mary Meyer discuss the following:

  • Tell a little about your background in healthcare.
  • What led you to finding Marathon Health?
  • How is Marathon Health’s care model different from the traditional care model you were used to?
  • Can you share any stories about patient experience’s and how this model of care has impacted the patient?
  • What advice would you give recent nursing graduates or those looking for a change in their career?
  • Beyond clinical expertise, what are some skills necessary to succeed in healthcare today?

Duration: 12:18

Mary Meyer, RN, serves Marathon Health as the National Director of Health Coaching. She has been a registered nurse for 14 years, including 10 years providing oncology, hematology and palliative care nursing services at the University of Minnesota. She has worked with the American Cancer Society and Healthy Seniors programs providing preventative nursing services.

She is a motivating speaker and is passionate about assisting individuals to achieve their best health. Mary has one son and competes in Triathlons in her spare time.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @marathonhealth

How To Take A Healthy Vacation with Bob Caputo

May 27, 2016

Bob Caputo, Host of Bob Caputo Living Well, a web series encourages people to live healthier lives by providing workout tips and guiltless recipes the whole family will enjoy joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition Channel to discuss how to take a healthy vacation.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Bob Caputo discuss the following:

  • Should people stick to their diet on vacation?
  • Can you give the listeners some tips on how to avoid weight gain on vacation?
  • What if you're going on a cruise or an all-inclusive vacation where they supply the food?
  • What if you're taking a road trip this memorial day?
  • What should listeners do once they arrive to their destination?

Duration: 9:50

Bob Caputo wants to share his passion for healthy food that is easy to make and that tastes great with the world, along with his knowledge of how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Bob is best known for hosting Cookin’ Lite Cookin’ Easy, Livin’ Lite Livin’ Easy, Living Well Sports, Grundy and Caputo, MMITK, as well as for his work on Tom Izzo’s Secrets to Getting In-Shape. In addition, Bob is currently working on Cookin’ Lite Cookin’ Easy: EntertainingHealthy Heart & Soul, Taste Buds, and a lifestyle series about traveling.

In order to gain experience, and to drive new ideas for his cooking series and lifestyle series, Bob spends a month of each year in Northern Europe, studying cooking and filming travel videos. He takes the knowledge he gains back with him to the United States, where he shares it through his cooking and lifestyle series.

Bob loves being the host of his cooking television series, and constantly experiments with recipes for the shows. In his spare time, he enjoys staying fit, and leading a healthy lifestyle: the motivation behind Livin’ Lite Livin’ Easy. Bob also loves being active and going to the gym, which is the motivation behind his exercise and workout related series. Bob also takes care of his pond during his free time. Bob is a competitive mixed martial artist, as well as an avid sailboat racer, having raced in every major body of water. Bob is also an enthusiastic repeller.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @BCLivingWell

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Forming habits to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle

May 21, 2016

Heather Arora the founding CEO of Purple Plant, a nutrition focused, interactive wellness program using full, on-site smoothie bars as the vehicle to create a happy, healthy and vibrant workplace joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Heather Arora discuss the following:

  • Tell us your foundation story. How did you start learning about health - how did you become passionate about this topic?
  • What habits have you formed to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle?  
  • How do you balance time for physical and mental health? 
  • Do you maintain a special diet - avoid or prefer certain foods that help you stay on track with your health goals?  
  • How are you thinking about changing or maintaining your habits as you age?

Tip: Find habits, activities and foods that are fun and enjoyable and healthy. Create a win-win health focused life. 

Heather Arora is the founding CEO of Purple Plant and has bootstrapped the company since starting it in 2011. She is a recognized expert in product development, customer experience, workplace culture, wellness programs, sales and leadership.

As Founder and CEO, Heather has successfully built full-time “in house” smoothie bars at the University of San Francisco and Square Headquarters. She has developed long-standing  catering relationships and partnerships with companies including DataSift, Yammer, Skype, Craigslist, Tagged, box, Macys, Hotel Tonight, RocketFuel & many more.

Purple Plant is dedicated to hiring and training employees in nutrition and creating pathways for them to becoming professional dietitians and nutritionists. It builds full wellness offerings tailored to millennials, through healthy smoothie bar services.


Social Media Links:
Twitter: @prplplantblends

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3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living by Melinda Arcara

May 13, 2016

Melinda Arcara who is known as Gluten-Free Bebe joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Nutrition Channels.  She is a Certified Health Coach and Healthy Gluten-Free Food Advocate. She’s discusses her new book titled "3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living that she self-published in September of last year.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Melinda Arcara discuss the following:

  • When you search the Words “Gluten-Free Books” on you get 21,000 results.  What makes this book different than all the other books on the market?
  • The book is titled 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living.  Why 3 steps? 
  • Isn’t eating gluten-free all about what to eliminate?  For example, couldn’t you just say “Eliminate anything that contain wheat, barley and rye” and the chapter would be over?
  • The back cover of the book calls it a guidebook.  People go on diets all the time, what makes eating gluten-free so different that it needs a manual?
  • Why would someone want this book rather than searching on the internet?
  • If someone was diagnosed with Celiac today what would you tell them to get them started?

Duration: 14:47

As the baby of ten children, Melinda or “the Bebe” as her dad nicknamed her, went through the first forty years of her life with lots of family love & support but she never felt healthy. Suffering from unexplained symptoms including migraines, stomach pains, anemia, anxiety, weight fluctuations, and joint pain, she was finally diagnosed with a gluten intolerance in 2010.  For Melinda, this diagnosis was as a blessing, not a curse as she learned how to be gluten-free and to finally feel better.  After much trial and error and significant expense, she has written a new book available on Amazon, 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living that wants to save newly diagnosed gluten-intolerant and celiac sufferers time, money, and energy to getting on a path to better health and to 100 percent gluten-free living for life!

3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living is a practical, step-by-step guide for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with Celiac or supporting someone with a gluten-related disorder and is left with difficult question “where do I start?”

br/>Sorting through all the information about becoming gluten-free can be frustrating and time-consuming—and purchasing everything labeled “gluten-free” can be expensive.  “My first 4 years of being gluten-free were stressful and expensive.  I wrote the book to help others become compliant to the diet quicker and easier than I did” says Arcara.

This book is written to be a practical, step-by-step guide to the elimination of gluten from your diet, the transition of your heart and your home (including your pantry), and the substitution of products and ingredients for your recipes and meals. Over 100 products and brands are referenced in the book.

The book emphasizes a holistic approach including eating whole, clean, local, and healthy, which is important when starting your gluten free journey and for being truly compliant to a gluten-free diet. 

In a friendly tone that incorporates humor and inspiring enthusiasm, 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living teaches that gluten-free eating can be healthy—if you do it the right way.

Topics covered include:

  • Alternative gluten-free grains
  • Reading labels
  • Substitutable ingredients & products
  • Shopping & brands
  • Eating-out & social situations
  • Traveling
  • Positive attitude & family support

Helping you get organized with thought-provoking exercises, recipes, tips, facts, and plenty of space for notes, 3 Steps to Gluten-Free Living has everything you need to quickly feel the benefits of the gluten-free lifestyle.

Author Melinda Lawer Arcara, a.k.a. Gluten-Free Bebe, is a blogger ( and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  She is also a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a certified health coach with a focus on incorporating healthy gluten-free living into daily routines.  She speaks to groups frequently about her 3 Step approach and lives in Philadelphia with her husband and children.



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A chat with Al Pearson of Pearson Farm for National Pecan Month (April)

April 26, 2016

Al Pearson who is the 4th generation owner of Pearson Farm, the oldest continually family owned peach farm in Georgia again joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Al Pearson discuss the following:

  • How do pecans stand out nutrition-wise from other nuts? What are the pecan's best nutrition aspects?
  • Please discuss one or two unique culinary characteristics/qualities of pecans.
  • What are some ways parents can include pecans in their children’s snacks/ meals for this nutritional boost?
  • When is pecan harvest season?
  • How can listeners purchase your pecans? [Listen for coupon code]

Al Pearson is the 4th generation owner of Pearson Farm, the oldest continually family owned peach farm in Georgia.  At a young age, Al learned to navigate the farm. His father told him, “Son, if you're ever going to make any money, you're going to make it off of a tree.” The pruning of peaches and the shaking of pecan trees quickly became not only a job but a passion. Al has spent his life working peach and pecan trees, along with the next generation - his son Lawton.  They pay very close attention to details to insure the consistent, repeatable, recognizable quality of their fruit and nuts.  Al enjoys sharing what they do with others because they deliver something immensely personal….something that their customers eat and feed their family and friends.


Social Media Links
Twitter: @Pearsonpeaches

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Deciding what products go on our bodies is just as important as what goes into them

April 23, 2016

Nutritionist and Wellness Expert, Marisa Teiner joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition and Skin Care Channels to discuss the importance of deciding what products go on our bodies.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & Marisa Teiner discuss the following:

  • We understand the importance of eating organic foods, why should we consider organic skin care products?
  • What are the benefits of using organic skin care products?
  • What are your tips for reading labels to fully understand the ingredients included in products?
  • What are some of your favorite organic products?
  • Can you tell us more about why consumers shouldn’t consider products with DEET?
  • Lots of companies claim to be natural or organic. What's different and what distinguishes organic from natural?
  • Why is the USDA seal important?

Duration: 11:14

Marisa Teiner, Nutritionist & Health Supportive Chef, has been in the wellness field for 15 years, providing health education and culinary nutrition for healthy living.

Marisa began her career from working as a teenager at health food stores to evolving into a nutritional professional and culinary spokesperson for premier spas including the Canyon Ranch and the Regency Health Spa in South Florida.  Marisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Cookery School in NYC.  Marisa was the lead Nutritionist at the East Orange Child Development Center in East Orange, NJ and believes that introducing new foods early on is essential to establishing a lifetime of healthy eating habits.  She was the Chairperson for Food Development and organized a monthly Menu Committee in which children were the focus groups.

She believes that you must look to the whole food traditions of our healthy ancestors, as well as, modern scientific studies.   Her goal is to teach and inspire people to be healthy and happy.  Her passion is to help others find balance and to achieve and sustain a healthy body, mind, spirit and lifestyle.

Outside of the kitchen, Marisa loves to hike, paddleboard and snowboard and is the proud mother of 2 wonderful children, Chace and Livia.

Twitter: @USOrganicGroup

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