Goodkid Foods, a brand of healthy, delicious, and low sugar snack bars for kids

August 31, 2015

Ashleigh Mitchell, mother of two and Founder of Goodkid Foods, a brand of healthy, delicious, and low sugar snack bars for kids joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health and Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ashleigh Mitchell discuss the following:

  • Tell us more about what inspired you to found Goodkid Foods?
  • Tell us about your healthy, gluten-free Goodkid snack bars. How do they compare to other leading brands?
  • With more than one third of all American children and adolescents suffering from obesity many parents are looking for healthy snack alternatives, how is Goodkid supporting this demand?
  • Where can listeners learn more about Goodkid and its delicious, healthy snack bars for kids? Where can they find purchase them in stores both retail and online? 

Duration: 8:21

Ashleigh is an entrepreneur and mother who started making healthy Goodkid bars in her own kitchen to fill a need in her own family—for a portable yet healthy snack that made kids and parents happy. She quickly realized she wasn’t the only parent in need and founded Goodkid Foods to bring healthy, delicious snacks to Goodkids everywhere.


BÉABA, promoting the healthiest eating habits in children

August 25, 2015

BÉABA is known worldwide for its unique ability to create innovative products for the juvenile industry with a focus on design and technology. To promote the healthiest eating habits in children, BÉABA has designed a range of cooking and feeding products with a full collection of complementary accessories. Brand Manager Tara Ciccone joins eHealth Radio and the Children's Health and Nutrition Channels to tell us more about how BEABA assists with healthy eating.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tara Ciccone discuss the following:

  • Remind our listeners what products the Beaba line includes as it applies to healthy eating?
  • When using your products how long do most of the recipes take to make?
  • What are the benefits of steam cooking? 
  • For healthier eating, what are some recipes you recommend and where can I find some of these recipes? 
  • What are some healthy foods you recommend for baby? 
  • I understand that the Beaba products can also be used to make smoothies for adults? Is this true, and what type of quick smoothies can you make using the Babycook Pro? 
  • At what age should you first introduce these products to your child?
  • What do you tell those parents who say they may not have time to make their own baby food?

Duration: 7:05

Tara Ciccone serves as the Brand Manager at Beaba USA - a company that develops products for smart parents of infants, including the Babycook which was the first baby food machine to hit the marketplace over 25 years ago.

Tara's experience includes juvenile products as well as fashion and her focus in her career has been on developing and managing interested marketing relationships across multiple channels.

Tara has a passion for charitable outreach that helps children and spends much of her time educating others on how making small smart choices in food can vrede a huge lifelong impact.


Be Mindful of Your Health in a Sustainable Way with Adele Tevlin

August 24, 2015

Adele Tevlin an expert executive weight loss coach, Founder of Adele Wellness and a media nutrition and wellness expert joins eHealth Radio and the General Health, Nutrition and Weight Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Adele Tevlin discuss the following:

  • Tell us how and why you became a weight loss and wellness coach? What does Adele Wellness mean?  Why do people see long lasting results?
  • What would be your top 5 weightless tips? 
  • With the demands of our lifestyles and busyness of our lives how can someone be healthy with a busy schedule.  Please give us your tips, especially for all of the corporate professionals.
  • You have a background in NLP.  Please tell us a little bit about that and further explain the Science behind nutrition.  How are your thoughts and words related to your weight loss journey?
  • What are our "triggers"  Help our audience understand trigger foods and certain times of day.

Duration: 9:57

Adele Tevlin, the Founder of ‘Adele Wellness’, an Executive Weight Loss Coaching’ business in Toronto, aligns the many factors of mental health and wellness to reaching optimal health and nutrition. With her NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) coaching, Time-Line therapy, background in neurology and being a Nutritional Practitioner, Adele enjoys helping corporate professionals manage to reach a healthy lifestyle by starting with the brain.


Holistic Health for the Body, Mind and Soul with Louise Plant

August 20, 2015

Louise Plant, a Holistic Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Author and Life Transformational Facilitator joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Louise Plant discuss the following:

  • What would you describe as Holistic Health?
  • What tips would you have for optimal physical health?
  • What tips would you have for optimal emotional health?
  • What tips would you have for optimal mental health?
  • What tips would you have for optimal spiritual health?

Duration: 16:40

Louise Plant is an Entrepreneur, Holistic Nutritionist, Master Herbalist, Life Transformer, Mover and Shaker. She is a motivated, passionate and illuminated speaker, author, facilitator, teacher and healer. She has been teaching for over 25 years in all aspects of Herbal Medicine, Holistic Living, Nutrition, Spiritual Growth and Emotional Healing.

Her qualifications include Diplomas in Naturopathy, Remedial Therapies, Animal Homeopathy, Honours Diploma is Herbal Medicine, Certificate in Business Management, Bachelors Degree in Natural Science and a Post Grad in Higher Education.

Her passions are travel, adventure, functional foods, healing plants, learning new concepts, empowering others, bringing families together, healing humanity and laughing with my family. She loves to see the light being turned on inside people, and seeing them ‘light up’ as they reconnect to their bodies and themselves.

Her latest venture is Vitae Amor Seminars which is a series of seminars that create a safe and nurturing environment for participants to access and release emotional and mental baggage.

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Is the State of Your Gut Making You Look Unhealthy?

July 25, 2015

Meredith Yardley, the Managing Director of Enrich Your Energy, which provides Be Your Own Best Friend, a holistic offering to help people get out of their own way in reaching their health and lifestyle goals joins eHealth Radio and the Digestive, Health and Personal Development Channels. Meredith discusses the state of your gut and if it is making you look unhealthy.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Meredith Yardley discuss the following:

  • How does the state of our gut make us look unhealthy?
  • Where does the process of digestion start - where does the 'food journey' begin?
  • What does the small intestine do? 
  • Why is it so important to care for your liver?
  • How can you tell if your liver isn't functioning well?
  • What are the top four things we can do to help our digestive system be more effective and thereby look healthier?

Duration: 14:25

Meredith is a self confessed 'corporate refugee'. She spent 30 years working in the corporate world for large domestic and global organisations. Her postgraduate studies in Communication Management saw her focus her attentions on internal and external communication, media and public relations until the early 2000's when she moved into the change management space. Finding a job where she could help people adapt to, and adopt, the changes imposed in their working lives was enjoyable, however something was missing.

After marrying in 2010, she left the corporate world and took a year off working to recover from feeling burned out. Having always been interested in nutrition, health, exercise and human motivation, it seemed a logical step to move into the health and wellness field, and help others avoid the burnout resulting from their busy lives.

Embarking on studies in nutrition and health, (including Nutrition Adviser certificates from Sanoviv Medical Institute) Meredith decided to combine that with her knowledge and experience of managing change.  The result was the establishment of Enrich Your Energy. Her new program - Be Your Own Best Friend - is a coaching program designed to help people achieve their health and wellbeing goals by helping them discover what is holding them back.

Outside her professional role, she has a love of travel, and enjoys photography, crossword puzzles, exploring the natural environment and connecting with people.


Farm To Table, Literally: Farmbox Direct Delivers Organic Produce Straight to Your Doorstep

July 18, 2015

Ashley Tyrner, CEO of Farmbox Direct, a weekly food delivery services that is bringing new meaning to the phrase "farm to table" joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Ashley Tyrner discuss the following:

  • Tell us more about your background  as a busy New York single mom working in the fashion industry, and how that sparked the idea to design a concept like Farmbox.
  • Tell us more about how Farmbox Direct aims to address this public health crisis. 
  • Tell us more about what you believe families can do to keep their kids healthy- the conversations we should have with them about fresh food, how to make vegetables something they enjoy eating, and maybe even aspire, like your daughter, to switch toward a more plant based diet? 
  • Since stress and mental health is a huge health concern, especially for entrepreneurs, what would you say kept you grounded and undeterred on the path throughout that time that you were growing Farmbox, and what still helps you deal with stress and life's roadblocks today? 
  • What are some other food truths or eating "non-negotiables" you live by on a regular basic that you would recommend to our listeners?

Duration: 9:50

Launched in March 2014 in New York and since having expanded to all over the U.S., Farmbox Direct is a growing startup founded with a vision of how food SHOULD be: farm to table. The founder and CEO, Ashley Tyrner, realized when she became a busy single mom that she didn't always have time to make a weekly trip to her local farmer's market. Yet, as a farmer's daughter and having spent her childhood summers in the Midwest, she knew the all the amazing benefits of fresh and local foods, and how GMO and pesticide-sprayed food just paled in comparison.

Ashley also knew firsthand what its like to have little or no access to affordable, quality produce, having had to live off of food stamps while pregnant. And now with over 42 million Americans living in food desserts, many don't even have access to a farmer's market. That's where Farmbox Direct comes in.


The Whole Story: Dr. Mike Discusses The Fallacy of the Calorie

July 13, 2015

Dr. Michael Fenster, aka Dr. Mike, Board-certified interventional cardiologist and author of the new book, "The Fallacy of the Calorie: Why the Modern Western Diet is Killing Us and How to Stop It" again joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Michael Fenster discuss the following:

  • Your new book, "The Fallacy of the Calorie" discusses why we as a culture are obsessed with dieting, counting calories, restrictive eating, and so forth, and also warns that sometimes even the lowest calorie processed staples (like diet, zero-calorie soda) are the WORST things we can ingest in our bodies. Yet there is now the technology side of obession, aka "digital dieting", where we are taking diet and fitness apps to an extreme. Now even Google is getting heat for releasing a-calorie counting app for our food pics on Instagram! What's your take on this?
  • There's a new study that was done on mice at Oregon State University indicating that diets high in sugar and fat may impair cognition by changing gut bacteria. The effects were most severe on a high sugar diet, which was also linked to a deficit in early learning for both long term and short term memory. Your book discusses how we're hard-wired to crave things like sugar, salt, and fat. How can we diminish these cravings and possibly re-wire our brains to crave whole foods so we can avoid the harmful effects on our cognitive states and gut bacteria? 
  • There is however, hope on the horizon. Recent articles show that nutrition experts are deciding to drop recommended restrictions on total fat consumption in the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Wonderful news that the tides are changing! Do you, the standard federal guidelines moving in a new direction in the next five years, given all this new information we have that low-fat dieting is NOT the answer? 
  • Summer is in full swing and that means we still have weeks to enjoy BBQs, indulgent vacations, and of course, summer cocktails! What are some of your favorite go-to healthy summer recipes that are simple, fun to make, and of course delicious and in season?
  • What's next on the horizon? New book? Will you be speaking at any conferences this year? What courses are you teaching? Tell us all about it!
  • If you could provide the #1 health myth that we can completely ignore because it's completely bogus (besides counting calories), what would it be?

Duration: 12:21

Dr. Michael S. Fenster, also known as Dr. Mike, just released his newest book, Fallacy of the Calorie. He  is best known for his renovated approach to food and health, which resulted in the Grassroots Gourmet™: delicious food that fosters well-being through promoting metabolic health. Dr. Mike loves to combine his culinary talents with his medical expertise. Dr. Mike is a Board Certified Interventional Cardiologist and has published original cardiovascular research that has appeared in peer reviewed scientific and medical journals. As a result, he has been asked participate on numerous medical advisory boards and participate in cardiovascular thought leader symposiums throughout the country. But Dr. Mike’s culinary career began before he ever attended medical school. He received his culinary degree in gourmet cooking and catering from Ashworth University where he graduated with honors.


Kuli Kuli, a brand of healthy, delicious, and nutritious moringa products

June 29, 2015

Lisa Curtis, Founder and CEO of Kuli Kuli, a brand of healthy, delicious, and nutritious moringa products joins eHealth Radio and the Nutrition & Health News Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Lisa Curtis discuss the following:

  • Tell us more about this moringa plant. What is it and where do you find or source them?
  • How did you learn about moringa? And what made you decide to anchor your products around moringa?
  • How does moringa compare to other superfood like kale?
  • With 6 out of 10 Americans looking for natural, fortified, and functional ingredients and foods, how is Kuli Kuli supporting this demand?
  • How are you marketing moringa? Does Kuli Kuli have any exciting events or campaigns coming up?

Duration: 8:15

Lisa Curtis began working on Kuli Kuli while in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa. As a volunteer in her village’s health center, she gained a first-hand understanding of the common nutritional challenges faced in West African villages and how moringa can play a role in helping to address those challenges.

Prior to Kuli Kuli, Lisa served as the Communications Director at Mosaic, wrote political briefings for President Obama in the White House and worked at an impact investment firm in India.


Surviving Pancreatic Cancer with Larisa Belote

June 27, 2015

Larisa Belote Owner of Step by Step Wellness and author of the new book Surviving Pancreatic Cancer joins eHealth Radio and the  Cancer Prevention & Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Larisa Belote discuss the following:

  • Tell me about your book "Surviving Pancreatic Cancer".
  • Why did you write this book? Did something or someone influence or inspire you here?
  • Do you incorporate any of the therapies or treatments in your practice as a Holistic Nutritionist today that you describe in your book?
  • What type of message do you want the listeners to walk away with today?

Duration: 14:16

Larisa Belote is an owner of Step by Step-Wellness.  She is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist, CHHC, AADP, who studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and completed her training with some of the world's top health and wellness experts.  She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York.

Larisa is dedicated in helping her clients find balance in all areas of their lives by making lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. By looking at how all areas of life are connected through mind, body and spirit, her clients develop a deeper understanding of the foods and lifestyle choices that work best for their bio-individuality that will improve their energy, balance, health and weight.  Larisa leads workshops on nutrition and offers one on one as well as group health coaching in person, telephone or skype.  Her office is located at 4 Bridge Plaza Drive, Manalapan NJ.

Larisa is also an author of a new book called Surviving Pancreatic Cancer.


Nitrosigine, the New Standard for Pumped Results

June 13, 2015

David Sandler who sits on the Sports Nutrition Scientific Advisory consulting board of Nutrition 21, LLC, the makers of Nitrosigine joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness, Nutrition and Supplement Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest David Sandler discuss the following:

  • Can you tell our listeners a little about yourself and your background?
  • How do supplements help fitness enthusiasts and other athletes interested in bodybuilding, cross-fit, cycling, and other sports, train and perform better?
  • Why are increased Nitric Oxide levels important?
  • Nutrition 21 is the makers of Nitrosigine, what is Nitrosigine?
  • What makes this ingredient so unique?
  • What kind of science and studies does Nitrosigine have?

Duration: 10:21

David Sandler, MS, CISSN, CSCS*D, RSCC*D, HFD, HFI, FNSCA, FISSN, sits on the consulting board of Nutrition 21, LLC. He has worked as a consultant, strength and conditioning coach for over two decades. David currently serves as the President of StrengthPro, which is a training and nutrition-consulting group.

Additionally, he’s worked closely with some of the nation’s premiere fitness organizations and a number of acclaimed professional athletes. He is the Chairman of The Arnold Strength Training Summit at the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend, a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and a Fellow of the International Society of Sports Nutritionists.  He’s authored numerous fitness books and has appeared as the lead exercise and sports physiologist for more than 40 television shows, including National Geographic’s Fight Science, Sport Science and Impossible Science. He’s also a former powerlifter and a three-time U.S. National Bench Press champion.

David has published more than 20 scientific articles and abstracts and more than 320 articles in nutrition and supplementation, power, strength and fitness training for various magazines and literature.