Integrative Oriental Medicine with Dr. McLean

August 20, 2012


Dr. McLean, who has been in the field of health and healing since 1967 & has been practicing what she calls Integrative Oriental Medicine since 1983 joins eHealth Radio.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. McLean discuss the following:

  • You say you practice Integrative Oriental Medicine. What is that exactly?
  • So what would be an example of when to use what kind of medicine?
  • Acupuncture is still relatively new in the U.S. and still seems to have an aura of mystery. Would you explain what it does it works?
  • What kinds of problems do you treat the most with acupuncture?
  • What can a person do to keep themselves as healthy as possible?


Dr. McLean graduated from Duke University School of Nursing in 1967 where she received her B.S. She earned her Masters in Counseling from Pepperdine University in 1977.

Her postgraduate education includes certification in Orthopedic Acupuncture from the Emperor's College of Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, Ca. and a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from the California Acupuncture College in Westwood, Ca.

She is licensed to practice acupuncture in Florida and California. She is a Diplomat in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology with the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture.

Dr. McLean has been a pioneer in the field of acupuncture and holistic medicine. She studied and mentored with Dr. David Bresler who founded the first pain control unit in the U.S. at UCLA. In 1986, Dr. McLean provided treatment to patients in pain and drug detoxification units in the San Fernando Valley.

She has travelled extensively seeking knowledge of shamanism and shamanic healing in order to work more closely with her patients on an emotional and spiritual level. She combines her practice of Chinese and Western Medicine as well as counseling and ancient practices to provide an integrative approach in her healing work.

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Non-Surgical treatments for wrinkles or scarring Dr. Bryan McIntosh

August 18, 2012


Dr. Bryan McIntosh, a solo plastic surgeon in private practice in Bellevue, Washington joins eHealth Radio's Plastic Surgery Information Channel. Dr. McIntosh completed residencies in general surgery, burn and wound surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Bryan McIntosh discuss the following:

  • What do plastic surgeons know now about skin care that they didn't know in the past?
  • What should everyone be using to care for their skin?
  • Bring some clarity to the various laser types of treatments that are available.
  • What non-surgical treatments are there for wrinkles or scarring?
  • What role does plastic surgery play in all of this?


About Dr. Bryan McIntosh

When I went to Seattle Pacific University in the fall of 1992, I was going to be a chemical engineer. A week and a half later, my plans changed. I fell in love with the Russian language and culture, traveled to Europe for two quarters while at SPU, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in European Studies with an emphasis in Russian. All throughout this time, I took the chemistry, biology, and physics classes all premedical students take, making the Dean's List as most Type A premedical students do. I spent a large amount of my time during college and for over a year after graduation at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Virginia Mason Research Center. Combatting cancer in the laboratory was fascinating, but it was too far removed from real life for me to commit my own life to it.

I moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1998 to attend medical school at St. Louis University. I was on my way to becoming a pediatrician. I've always loved kids, having cared for many little cousins and my own sister, changing many a diaper along the way. A couple years into the four-year program, I realized tackling a problem and fixing it at the source with my hands was far more gratifying. Surgery was my new path, and there has been no looking back.

New Haven, Connecticut was my new home for the next five years as I completed a general surgery residency with a major teaching affiliate hospital of Yale University. I went to Long Island, New York for a one year fellowship in burn and wound reconstruction at Nassau University Medical Center. The following two years were spent intensively training with the amazing plastic surgeons at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, the oldest and largest group of plastic surgeons in the United States.

I could never commit to learning just one focused, specific thing. That would lose my interest too quickly. That's one reason why plastic surgery is such a perfect field for me. I can see very old adults, very young children, and everyone in between. Surgeries involve skin, muscles, bones, tendons, nerves, vessels, and various prosthetics. One plastic surgical problem never has just one solution, and it's always nice to have options. The experiences I've had throughout life, in college and medical school, in the U.S. and many other countries, have afforded me a unique ability to view one problem from many angles and come up with several solutions. I love shedding new light on situations with my patients, educating them as to the various options they have, offering hope and opportunity to achieve their goals.


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Brainard’s All Natural Antacid

August 17, 2012


Elliott Brainard, Founder and CEO of Brainard’s Natural Remedies, provider of the only all natural antacid currently on the market for occasional indigestion joins eHealth Radio.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Elliott Brainard discuss the following:

  • How did Brainard’s Natural Remedies come about? Is there a story behind the brand?
  • So blueberries are great for indigestion? What other ingredients power Brainard’s All Natural Antacid?
  • How is Brainard’s All Natural Antacid different from other antacids in the market?
  • I hear Brainard’s is set to get involved with Green Halloween this year, tell us more about that!
  • Getting back to Brainard’s All Natural Antacid, how often does an individual intake this and what form does it come in?
  • Where can our listeners find and buy Brainard’s All Natural Antacid?


A Message From the President and Founder, Elliott F. Brainard

At the outset there seems to be an unlikely connection between my architecture profession and producing a natural antacid product. All of us have life experiences and backgrounds that may not logically fit together. Our early lives revolve around the pursuit of growing up and learning but are usually unrelated to work or careers. It’s not until later that the pieces come together to form a bigger picture.

My life as a small child was very difficult and the struggle to survive was a daily challenge. On the night I was born, a winter storm consumed the San Fernando Valley, a suburb of Los Angeles. My parents took me home when the hospital released us and that’s where the medical relationship began.

Back in the days when doctors still made house calls and gave shots, my mother was reliant upon this service to help keep her young son stay alive. Asthmatic attacks led to life threatening bronchitis and pneumonia. One night when the attacks became more severe she came to the realization that continuing down this path would result in the loss of her three year old. The medical fix was only a temporary rescue and her son would never live to grow up. Could there be a better way?

My mother became determined and empowered to try anything possible to save me. She tried taking me for allergy testing and worked to eliminate known environmental allergens. This helped but it wasn’t enough. Life progressed with difficulty. I missed weeks of elementary school recovering from childhood illnesses.

The Healthy Food Industry was in its infancy. Words like “Holistic Health” and “Alternative Medicine” were not a part of mainstream thinking. My mother began reading, studying, and researching. Refined foods were eliminated from my diet and replaced with natural foods, juices, as well as, organic produce from a local health store. Certified raw goat’s milk from a local dairy replaced cow’s milk.

As we grow up and progress through our lives priorities change to family, friends and careers while self preservation can become less important. Overall, I lead a healthy lifestyle but health issues still arose.

My digestive system began to develop some problems as the pressures of work priorities became most important. Losing track of my health began to have an effect.

I went to get a routine physical checkup and told the doctor that my stomach was having some problems. Indigestion and some acid reflux problems were happening more often. He recommended an over the counter (OTC) medication and told me to do whatever I had to in order to control this condition. The medication didn’t help.

Completely by accident, I discovered one day while eating a handful of fresh blueberries that it resulted in relieving my stomach discomfort. The history of my childhood pushed me to do research to find out why a natural food produced this result. With the help of my mother, we began reading, studying and researching, which resulted in learning a lot about digestion. There are many natural ingredients that help relieve some digestive issues. We started to find out where to get these ingredients.

The original test ingredients came from a health store. After trying a few different options, a mixture of ingredients produced good results but didn’t taste good. With the help of friends and business contacts we finally created the formula that is being produced today.

After many people tried the formula and reported feeling relief from it, I decided to produce it as a consumer product. The early struggle for life helped me to solve a health problem in later years. I hope this helps other people with their search for relief with a healthy alternative. The true thanks goes to my mother, family and friends for their support and without them my life would not exist.



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The problem of diabetes with Professor Sarah Ferber of Orgenesis

August 15, 2012


Professor Sarah Ferber, the chief science officer and the founder of US/Israeli-based Orgenesis joins eHealth Radio & the Diabetes Information Channel. Prof. Ferber's breakthrough discovery suggested that humans carry their own 'stem-cells' throughout adulthood, thus obviating the need for embryonic stem cells for generating an organ in need. Ferber’s research work has been funded over the past 10 years by leading institutions including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Professor Sarah Ferber discuss the following:

  • How huge is the problem of diabetes? Please explain how the disease affects the pancreas?
  • How are patients being treated today?
  • What have your studies proved in this area? Is there major room for improvement?
  • Please explain what are autologous insulin producing cells? Do we as humans have the power to make our own?
  • How does the Orgenesis process work?


Professor Sarah Ferber studied biochemistry at the Technion under the supervision of Professor Avram Hershko and Professor Aaron Ciechanover, winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004. She completed a  post-doctoral fellowship at the Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School. Prof. Ferber's breakthrough discovery suggested that humans carry their own 'stem-cells' throughout adulthood, thus obviating the need for embryonic stem cells for generating an organ in need. Most of the research was conducted in Prof. Ferber’s lab, in the Endocrine Research Lab at the Sheba Medical Center, and currently employs 11 scientists. Prof. Sarah Ferber received TEVA, LINDNER, RUBIN and WOLFSON awards for this research.

Prof. Ferber’s research work has been funded over the past 10 years by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the Israel Academy of Science foundation (ISF) and D-Cure, a non-profit organization that promotes and funds scientific research in Israel, aimed at finding a cure and better treatments for diabetes (together, over US$4M).


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Differences between Cellulaze and the other cellulite treatments with Dr. Theodore Diktaban

August 9, 2012


Dr. Theodore Diktaban, a renowned, highly-specialized plastic surgeon, researcher and pioneer of minimally-invasive surgical techniques with nearly 30 years of experience joins eHealth Radio. He has the distinction of being one of only 180 surgeons in the U.S. certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. For eight consecutive years, he has been listed in the prestigious Castle Connolly “New York’s Top Doctors” Directory as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in New York.”

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Theodore Diktaban discuss the following:

  • What are the main differences between Cellulaze and the other cellulite treatments?
  • Can Cellulaze be used on all problem areas throughout the body? Or is it limited to certain areas, such as the legs or arms?
  • What is the recovery time or “down-time?”
  • With so many treatments emerging that are less invasive, where do you see plastic surgery heading?
  • Do you see this trend continuing to the point where going under the knife will be a thing of the past?
  • What has been your most challenging surgery in your extensive career?
  • What has been a career highlight for you?


Dr. Theodore Diktaban is a renowned, highly-specialized plastic surgeon, researcher and pioneer of minimally-invasive surgical techniques with nearly 30 years of experience.  He has the distinction of being one of only 180 surgeons in the U.S. certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

For eight consecutive years, he has been listed in the prestigious Castle Connolly “New York’s Top Doctors” Directory as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in New York.”

His pioneering work in minimal incision cosmetic (endoscopic) surgery of the brow and breast has earned Dr. Diktaban a unique reputation in the field.  In addition, his work been published in various peer-reviewed scientific journals.

He completed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical College, and his undergraduate degree from New York Medical College.  At that point, he pursued a fellowship in microsurgery at the University of Louisville.  His subsequent work led to a successful private practice in New York City.

Dr. Diktaban is active with the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the American College of Surgeons, the New York State Regional Society of Plastic Surgery and numerous national and regional professional medical associations.

The results of Dr. Diktaban’s research studies have been detailed in frequent national and international presentations at seminars such as the International Plastic Surgery Congress and the New York Academy of Medicine, as well as teaching seminars at Cornell University and Kings County Hospital Center.

Dr. Theodore Diktaban is pleased to offer the revolutionary new procedure, Cellulaze, which effectively reduces cellulite in one treatment. He had the unique opportunity to be one of the first physicians in America to be trained by the Cynosure company (makers of Smart Lipo) in Cellulaze technology for cellulite reduction.


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The Fitness Minister Mr. Jay Jones

August 7, 2012


Mr. Jay Jones, a World Class Celebrity Peak Performance Coach and Fitness Minister committed to resurrecting, renewing and restoring 10 million Temples/[BODIES] to their God Given Greatest LIFE by 2017 joins eHealth Radio to discuss the vision.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Mr. Jay Jones discuss the following:

  • How did you begin Training and what inspired you to become a Fitness Minister?
  • What is exactly Faith Based Fitness Training?
  • Is the Faith Based community more prone to bad health?
  • What is your mission & how can you be of service to churches and other faith based communities?
  • What is the best way people can help you accomplish your mission?


Jay Jones is a Certified Celebrity Peak Performance Coach and Fitness Minister whose motto is "Change your mind, change your body, change your life." Jay puts this philosophy to practice everyday as Inspiration and Owner of Jay Jones INI (Inspiration Not Intimidation) Peak Performance Coaching.

Jay is an all-around athlete and was a standout football player at the quarterback position until his career was cut short by a broken neck. The subsequent physical rehabilitation as well as the mental and spiritual awakening a "near death" experience often creates... inspired Jay Jones to utilize his unique gifts to save the world.

Through World Class Faith-Based Fitness Training that includes elements of muscle confusion, plyometrics, balance training and focused breathing and Life Changing Mentality Coaching that includes elements of Biblical Teachings, Positive Affirmations, Guided Relaxation and Auto Suggestions Jay Jones has built a successful business of building healthier Bodies and Minds for people across the World. Jay Jones has truly created a powerful method of Right Thinking that will tremendously aid you in the obtainment of ANYTHING you want to accomplish!

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Hormones, Health and Happiness with Dr. Steven Hotze

August 6, 2012


Dr. Steven Hotze, the author of Hormones, Health and Happiness, and founder and CEO of the Hotze Health and Wellness Center, Hotze Pharmacy and Physician’s Preference, a vitamin and supplement company, in Houston joins eHealth Radio. Dr. Hotze believes you can achieve optimal health and wellness naturally, without the use of prescription drugs.

Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Steven Hotze discuss the following:

  • What are bioidentical hormones (opposed to synthetic hormones)?
  • How can bioidentical hormones prevent and treat chronic health issues more effectively than prescription drugs or surgery? (Examples of chronic health issues: menopause, heart disease, ED, diabetes, obesity, fatigue, muscle aches and pains, depression, low energy, decreased sexual desire, allergies, etc.)
  • What should someone do if their doctor has told them their hormone levels are in the “normal range”, but they still feel terrible?
  • What other natural approaches to health do you recommend?
  • If people want a complimentary copy of your book, Hormones, Health & Happiness, what phone number should they call?


Steven F. Hotze, M.D., is the founder and CEO of Hotze Health & Wellness Center (HHWC), Physician’s Preference and Hotze Pharmacy. His goal is to change the way women and men are treated in midlife through the use of bioidentical hormone therapy. His 8-Point Treatment Regimen has helped over 20,000 individuals get on a path of health and wellness and enjoy a better quality of life, in an environment of extraordinary hospitality and guest service.

Dr. Hotze is the author of the book, “Hormones, Health, & Happiness”. In the book, he describes his journey from using pharmaceutical drugs to actively listening to his patients and treating the root cause of their symptoms through natural approaches. Dr. Hotze has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows across the nation, including ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX affiliates, and CBS’ “The Morning Show”. He is also a regular guest on the KHOU Channel 11 morning program, “Great Day Houston”.

Suzanne Somers dedicated an entire chapter to Dr. Hotze in her New York Times best seller, "Breakthrough". “This Texan doctor is going to steal your heart,” said Somers. “He has so much energy he can’t wait to get to his office each day. He has built up a practice that is the envy of doctors everywhere."

Dr. Hotze is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy and the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, and is former president of the Pan American Allergy Society.

You can listen to Dr. Hotze and his colleagues on his radio program, “Health and Wellness Solutions”, which airs Monday - Thursday on KSEV 700 AM in Houston from 12-1 p.m. CT, or online at,

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