Nature’s Flavors and Select Teas, makers of the highest quality natural and organic food products

August 16, 2013
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Bill Sabo "the Flavor Guy", founder and CEO of Nature's Flavors and Select Teas, makers of the highest quality natural and organic food products for cooking, baking and consumer consumption joins eHealth Radio and the Health and Nutrition Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Bill Sabo discuss the following:

  • How did you come up with the idea of starting a company with all natural and organic cooking and baking products?
  • You are known as "The Flavor Guy".  How did you learn to mix all these flavors and scents?
  • We understand that you have a very innovative product that you have just introduced and it could possibly revolutionize the wat we look at soft drinks. We also understand that uber-environmentalist and actors, Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle Carson-Begley are a part of this project. (www.BegleysAndBills.com)
  • Can you tell us a little more about some of your other products?  We understand that you have over 8,000 products that you make and sell?
  • Do you think that we have come to a crossroads in consumer products where the public is demanding more accountability in terms of wanting only products that are healthy and sustainable? 

Tip: In today's world we are faced with many food product choices but most of these products are loaded with harmful chemicals and toxins. The American consumer is getting savvy and they are demanding higher quality and more healthy products to put into their bodies and those of their families. Bill Sabo, "the Flavor Guy" of Nature's Flavors mission is to provide the highest quality natural and organic products for cooking and baking and consumption on the market today.  For more information go to www.NaturesFlavors.com.


Duration: 10:04


"If one way be better than another, you may be sure it is nature's way." - Aristotle


Nature's Flavours has been creating from the essence of nature for over 25 years. With over 8,000 Natural and Organic products, Nature's Flavours is a leader in nutritional wellness. We bring life to culinary creations with our pure, honest approach to gathering the natural, nutritional gifts nature provides.


All of our Organic products are USDA Certified and come from only the purest sources-- and no toxins, chemicals, or synthetics are used in production. Nature's Flavours proudly crafts Vegan, Kosher, Gluten-Free, Alcohol-Free, and non-Allergenic products with the delicate touch of nature.


Cultivating right from earth's rich and abundant natural source, Nature's Flavours' Bill Sabo, The Flavor Guy, travels across continents to find and learn about the endless array of ingredients and combinations to bring to Nature's Flavours. From Anise Oil to Ylang Ylang Oil, Nature's Flavours is always crafting and creating flavors for your wellness and enjoyment.

We take pride in our longstanding position as leaders in the Natural and Organic industry and we thank our customers for their continued service to Nature's Flavours.


At Nature's Flavours, it is our mission to spread the Natural and Organic bounty of nature through our products.



Links
: www.NaturesFlavors.com

Training adolescent female athletes since 1995 with Warren Potash

August 16, 2013
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Warren Potash, the managing partner of Learn2TrainSafely.com, a Specialist in Exercise Therapy, Sports Nutrition, and a Sports Performance Coach who has been training adolescent female athletes since 1995 with remarkable success joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Nutrition Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Warren Potash discuss the following:

  • What are some of the reasons that female athletes need to value training to play sports? Are you saying that female athletes have not always trained to play sports?
  • Why did you start your website: www.learn2trainsafely.com ?
  • The subtitle of your book is “Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete” and you say that “all female athletes must value training to play sports”, why are both of these concepts so important?
  • If a female athlete suffers an ACL injury (knee) or other injuries like rotator cuff (shoulder area for overhand sports) – are the long term effects different for a female as opposed to a same age male athlete?
  • Why is your book: They’re Not Boys… important for parents, female athletes, and volunteer coaches of these young women?
  • Why is it so important that before every season, every female athlete and their parents and coaches need to understand the athletes must get proper rest and daily nutrition, set SMART goals, and train to play sports must become a standard practice in youth sports...?
  • How does the female athlete benefit from a lower body, safe and age-appropriate training program that is integral to skills training for all female athletes?


Duration: 17:07


As the father of a two sport D III female athlete, a trainer of more than 600 teen female athletes since 1995, and as a former athlete I am uniquely qualified to speak to the challenges all female athletes need to address during their teenage years.


I studied biomechanics, kinesiology, human anatomy, and spent more than 250 hours working in sports medicine physical therapy clinics as part of 1,500 hours that were required for my [ISSA] certifications after I created, co-developed, and co-authored Your Lower Back (1993); the first book by a patient (me) and his doctor to help everyone understand how a spine-safe exercise program will help the majority of people dealing with low back pain.


Immediately after the book was published I became interested in the non-contact ACL injury challenge for all female athletes when my daughter started playing travel softball and basketball. I created and co-developed the training progressions that I have used since 1995 to help more than 600 adolescent female athletes with sport-specific training to play sports that has produced remarkable results as not one teen has ever reported an ACL injury (which was not expected).  I have also developed exercise programs and personally trained men, women, and children with a variety of medical challenges with my spine-safe training philosophy.


In 2003, my colleagues and I co-authored two online CEU courses at www.issaonline.com  that helps numerous trainers; Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete.  In 2010, I launched www.learn2trainsafely.com to provide quality information so every user can value training to play sports for teen female athletes playing every sport. 

In January 2012, my new book: They’re Not Boys – Safely Training the Adolescent Female Athlete™ has been published.


Training Philosophy: To help every individual achieve, or surpass their personal goals with a safe and age-appropriate, functional/integrated, and spine-safe conditioning program.


Links: www.learn2trainsafely.com


Dr. Sheryl Lewin, dedicated her career to ear reconstruction, specializing in Microtia Ear Surgery

August 12, 2013
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Dr. Sheryl Lewin, a Craniofacial trained Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has dedicated her career to ear reconstruction, specializing in Microtia ear surgery using the Medpor technique joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sheryl Lewin discuss the following:

  • As a doctor with expertise concerning aesthetic ear reconstruction and microtia, please tell our audience more about your specialty and the specific condition you treat.
  • Prior to this interview airing, in fact on this very day (August 9th) you will be part of the Los Angeles Microtia Atresia Conference. Please share some of the key details about this event, including information about the attendees, both physicians and patients?
  • You also have an organization devoted to Earicles? Who are these people, or, more precisely, what inspired this cause?
  • As a surgeon, the specific technique you practice is quite pioneering. Please tell our listeners more about the procedure and its benefits.
  • How do you envision your work on behalf of Earicles expanding in the long-term?
  • Share with us information about how people can support or get more involved with helping the microtia community.

Duration: 11:46

Sheryl Lewin, MD, is a Craniofacial trained, board certified Plastic Surgeon who has devoted her career to ear reconstruction. She has performed over 800 surgeries for children with microtia. Dr. Lewin’s creative and artistic skills have enabled her to develop surgical advances in Medpor ear reconstruction that reduce scarring, improve visual outcomes, and eliminate skin grafts from other parts of the body through tissue expansion (read more).

Dr. Lewin initially planned a career in the Fine Arts. She then focused on the study of architecture, a profession that combined her strong interest and talent in art, sculpture, design, and science. She received her undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.  During her studies, Dr. Lewin founded a student volunteer organization called CalCare to help disadvantaged children in the Berkeley community. Her involvement in CalCare led to a turning point in Dr. Lewin’s career goal: she decided to transition into the field of Medicine, where her combination of skills could change the lives of children in a significant way.

Dr. Lewin went on to attend Stanford University School of Medicine, where she was awarded a Medical Research Scholarship to pursue scientific research while completing medical school. Following Medical School, she entered a prestigious Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Southern California, one of very few residency positions at the time to combine both general and plastic surgery training. Dr. Lewin then completed advanced training with a focus on Microtia Reconstruction through a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).  This fellowship was under the direction of her mentor, Dr. John Reinisch, the founder of Medpor Ear Reconstruction. After working together at CHLA for 3 years, Dr Lewin and Dr. Reinisch joined the Cedars Sinai Medical Group, where they continued their practice for an additional four years. While at Cedars Sinai, Dr. Lewin held the position of Associate Director of Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery, as well as Director of Microtia Reconstruction at CHLA.

Dr. Lewin established Aesthetic Ear Reconstruction in February of 2012 to provide her patients with the highest quality of care through a private practice dedicated to a comprehensive approach to treating microtia. This practice has allowed her to select a specialized team committed to meeting the highest standards of care. Dr. Lewin consults with each family to assess their unique needs and treatment options, and to provide services within their financial resources. She maintains her affiliation with the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles as voluntary Clinical Faculty, teaching and mentoring residents.

Dr. Lewin lives in Manhattan Beach, California with her husband, John, her two children, Geoff and Kaci and their two Basset Hounds. She enjoys spending her free time rollerblading on the beach with her daughter and attending her son’s baseball games as well as her newest hobby, paddle boarding.


Links: microtiaearsurgery.com

Health Partners America, Real Solutions to America’s Health Care Crisis

August 11, 2013
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Josh Hilgers, the Founder and President of Health Partners America, Real Solutions to America's Health Care Crisis joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care Channel. Mr. Hilgers is America’s leading authority on the strategic use of tax and legal structures of benefit plans, private exchanges, and plan design.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Josh Hilgers discuss the following:

  • As the founder of Health Partners America (HPA), please give us an overview of the company's mission and its role within the broader category of health insurance reform?
  • You often speak at various conferences and events. What are some of the pressing issues, in your opinion, audiences want to know more about, in terms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and private exchanges?
  • HPA also issues several white papers, which are available on your site. How does these material better clarify or explain the benefits of private exchanges?
  • In terms of ACA versus private exchanges, what are some of the competitive advantages that make the latter more compelling than the former?
  • How do you envision HPA's influence expanding, both in near future and the long-term?
  • Share with us some success stories involving brokers, HPA and private exchanges.

Duration: 13:56


Josh Hilgers is America’s leading authority on the strategic use of tax and legal structures of benefit plans, private exchanges, and plan design. Since 2007, he’s been pioneering the training concept of Defined Contribution Plans to minimize risk, increase profits and provide tax free raises to employees without costs to employers. His visionary strategies – long before the Affordable Health Care Act was even a bill – have made him a sought after speaker for Associations, Unions, Fortune 500 companies and many more. His articles have been featured in Employee Benefits Advisor, Benefits Selling Magazine, and CDHC Solutions, and he’s a frequent expert for Radio stations nationally such as The Lee Davis Show, and The Michael Hart Show.


In 2012, Mr. Hilgers was inducted into the League of Leaders of the Institute for Healthcare Consumerism for his leadership on national healthcare issues. He has trained over 10,000 insurance professionals, financial advisors and benefits experts in the past 3 years. He is a member of the Professional Development Committee of the National Association of Health Underwriters, and one of its Certified CDHC Instructors.



Links: healthpartnersamerica.com

The most common problem skin issues with Dr. Linda Miles of Derma E

August 11, 2013
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Dr. Linda Miles, Vice President and Chief Formulator for Derma E, the pioneer of vitamin-rich, high-performance antioxidant skincare products joins eHealth Radio once again & the Skin Care Channel.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Linda Miles discuss the following:

  • What are the most common problem skin issues?
  • What natural ingredients can help?  And, how do they help?
  • What is the definition of natural skincare?
  • What would you recommend for the listener that has dry itchy skin?
  • What are some other lifestyle tips that can help?

Duration: 6:09

Dr. Linda Miles, DOM, Vice President and Formulator of derma e®, has blended her expertise in complementary health care and biotechnology for over three decades, pioneering the development of innovative, high-performance natural personal care products.


As a health practitioner and business leader in the industry, Miles has been at the forefront of the cultural shift to natural health solutions. “People still ask me what the benefit of using natural products is, and I always respond that ‘nature knows best’,” Miles says. “The power of nature is pretty amazing, and we often can’t re-create that complexity and balance in a lab by using just synthetic ingredients. Nature provides us with healing agents that are superior in performance to chemical alternatives—antioxidants are our best example of that. Many people were under the misconception that ‘natural’ means a product is not as strong. We’re changing that ideology and have proven time and again, via scientific channels, that natural can be even more effective than man-made.”


As part of her lifelong passion in holistic health, Miles received status as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM) from the state of New Mexico. She also earned her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine from Emperors College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and is a Licensed Acupuncturist. Once a week, Miles donates her time giving Chinese herb and acupuncture treatments to MEND clients. MEND, Meet Each Need with Dignity, is a non-profit organization that helps relieve the effects of poverty through a holistic and humanitarian approach.


In Miles spare time, she enjoys horseback riding, hiking, camping, waterskiing, and organic gardening with red worm compost. With a passion for animals, she also loves spending time with her horses, dogs and cats, and raising Chinese Silkies, a breed of chicken named for its unique silky feathers.


Miles and her husband Ron live on a three-acre ranch in Acton, California surrounded by animals. They have two daughters, Sonny and Kristy, who share her interest in science and healing. Their older daughter Sonny graduated from MIT, spent two years in the Peace Corp in Paraguay and is currently a medical resident at UCSF. Their younger daughter Kristy is a recent graduate from Tufts University and is currently a licensed DVM who resides in Massachusetts.



Links: www.dermae.com

The Bra-ket, helping women who are attempting to live a healthier, happier lifestyle

August 11, 2013
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Sam Beck, Creator of The Bra-ket, a pocket that fits discreetly inside of your bra that is radio frequency shielded and heat and moisture resistant joins eHealth Radio and the General Health and Health News Channels. The Bra-ket helps women who are attempting to live a healthier, happier lifestyle.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guests Sam Beck discuss the following:

  • What is the Bra-ket?
  • What were you surprised to learn as you created & developed this product?
  • How can the Bra-ket help women who are attempting to live a healthier, happier lifestyle?
  • Who can benefit from the Bra-ket?
  • Can you share any customer stories or experiences that stand out regarding the Bra-ket?

Duration: 7:36

Sam Beck - Realtor turned inventor
The story of the Bra-ket goes back four years, and intersects my professional and personal lives.  I’m a Real Estate Broker.  ‘Nuff said?  I MUST have my phone on me all the time.  I can’t tell you how much guff I took from my friends and family about always having to have my phone on me!  Well, I didn’t always have a pocket, or my purse, so I started putting my phone in my bra.  My sisters and I started joking about it being my secret pocket, but since it was in my bra, it became  lovingly known as The Bra-ket™.



Rewind 25 years. My mother was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. All of us know someone who has been affected by this disease in one way or another.  We were  lucky, and my mom is a survivor! After stashing my phone close to my heart, I started wondering about whether or not that might be harmful to me over time.  I began researching, and learned a lot! Our website can explain more about that.

Fast forward to 2012 and the official (patent-pending) Bra-ket™ is on the market!  The best part is that we’re offering not only convenience, but protection to women everywhere!

The Bra-ket:
In the last five years with the advent of wireless devices, there has been a massive increase in radio frequency (RF) exposure from wireless devices as well as reports of hypersensitivity and diseases related to electromagnetic field and RF exposure. Multiple studies correlate RF exposure with diseases such as cancer, neurological disease, reproductive disorders, immune dysfunction, and electromagnetic hypersensitivity.



The electromagnetic wave spectrum is divided into ionizing radiation such as ultraviolet and X-rays and non-ionizing radiation such as RF, which includes WiFi, cell phones, and Smart Meter wireless communication. It has long been recognized that ionizing radiation can have a negative impact on health. However, the effects of non-ionizing radiation on human health recently have been seen.

Because of the well-documented studies showing adverse effects on health and the not fully understood quantum field effect, AAEM calls for exercising precaution with regard to EMF, RF and general frequency exposure. In an era when all society relies on the benefits of electronics, we must find ideas and technologies that do not disturb bodily function.




Links: www.thebra-ket.com

DiningGrades.com, a public grading system improving restaurant food safety practices

August 10, 2013
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Dr. Harlan Stueven who is trained in the specialties of Emergency Medicine and poison management and founder of DiningGrades.com joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel. DiningGrades.com is an online public oriented restaurant grading system poised to improve restaurant food safety practices.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Harlan Stueven discuss the following:

  • What is DiningGrades.com and why is its mission important?
  • Isn’t the Municipal Health Department responsible for restaurant food safety, why should the consumer be involved?
  • How will rating restaurants on DiningGrades.com help improve restaurant food safety?
  • How does the listener benefit by rating restaurants on food safety?
  • What else can a listener gain by becoming an active DiningGrades.com secret diner/user?

Duration: 17:06

Harlan was born in a small rural SW Minnesota community to a farming family with immigrant grandparents. Before graduating from college Summa Cum Laude he was accepted into the University of Minnesota Medical School at 20 years of age and became an USAF medical officer in the USAF at 22. His training in the young specialties of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology (poison management) set the stage for his award winning professional career contributions in medical teaching, research, writing, speaking, digital reference materials and emergency department management.

Dr. Stueven's creativity fostered major changes in American Heart Association cardiac arrest care, the development of a prototype for nurse referral telephone hotlines and digital medical records. His latest career contribution is the development of DiningGrades.com, an online public oriented restaurant grading system poised to improve restaurant food safety practices.




Links: DiningGrades.com

ActiveCare, a real-time patient monitoring company

August 9, 2013
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Michael Jones, an executive with ActiveCare a Utah based, real-time patient monitoring company joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care and Technology Channels.  Jones is an expert in the medical monitoring field, especially as it relates to monitoring the Type 2 diabetic population here in America.


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

  • What is the primary focus of your company, ActiveCare?
  • Please speak on how ActiveCare improves the quality of life of its members.
  • When we think diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes, many look down on the sufferers saying, “It’s an eating issue, or a self-inflicted health issue.” What can a person do to overcome this stigma?
  • Have you seen an increase in diabetics drawn to your service to improve their quality of life?
  • What advice can you offer a Type 2 diabetes patient who’s looking for a positive change in handling their disease?

Duration: 13:35


Michael has been a founder and executive in several of the technology industry’s fastest growing companies. Mr. Jones founded Interactive Care in 2007, filing several patents in the field of video collaboration as a tool for delivery of medical care. As Executive Vice President at RemedyMD, Michael led in the advancement of medical collaboration and the utilization of informatics technologies for the treatment of obesity and diabetes.


While Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at iBahn (formerly STSN), the company was recognized in consecutive years by Deloitte & Touche and Inc. Magazine for its explosive growth, expanding from $29M to over $120M in annual sales over a three-year period.


Prior to iBahn, Mr. Jones led numerous sales and operations organizations at Iomega Corporation during a period of unprecedented growth, exponentially expanding its distribution, customer support, production and logistics capacities. Michael has also led in domestic and international senior sales leadership roles at Siebel Systems, Silicon Graphics and Oracle. A published author and contributor to periodicals and industry publications, Michael graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English.


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Links: www.activecare.com

Trends in technology within the healthcare industry and advantages of privately held companies

August 8, 2013
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Mike Patel, CEO of Meditab Software, developers of Intelligent Medical Software joins eHealth Radio & the Health Care and Technology Channels to discuss overall trends in technology in the healthcare industry and advantages of privately held companies.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Mike Patel discuss the following:

  • How does a privately held company in the healthcare industry differ from one that is publicly held?
  • What are some benefits to the consumer that come from a privately held company?
  • What do you see as the major trend for technology in the healthcare industry over the next 3 years? Ten years?
  • What’s in the pipeline for Meditab and how will you adapt to the evolving healthcare technology landscape?
  • In what ways do you think that technology will continue to encourage patients to take more of an active role in their own care?


Duration: 23:01


Mike Patel, CEO of Meditab Software, graduated from pharmacy school at the age of 20. Upon graduation, he grew a pharmacy business from $600,000 revenue to over $16,000,000 utilizing technology and maximizing workflow. During the course of his pharmacy work he wanted to help his physicians improve their efficiency and started the development of Intelligent Medical Software(IMS) in 1998. His vision was to design software for the healthcare arena to improve patient care and maximize efficiency. He is married with two boys and a daughter. His hobby is to work on continuing to improve the software for his clients.


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Links: www.meditab.com

Paula Stephens Wellness, balancing your life and health

August 4, 2013
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Paula Stephens, Owner of Paula Stephens Wellness who works with clients to change life's overwhelming aspect into successful healthy changes joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Nutrition Information Channels.


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Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Paula Stephens discuss the following:

  • Why is WC an emerging field?
  • How is Wellness Coaching different from Personal Training?
  • Who is the ideal client for Wellness Coaching?
  • What would someone look for when hiring a Wellness Coach?
  • What benefits should someone expect from working with a WC?
  • What advice would you give someone wanting to improve their health?

TIP:  Working with a WC will increase success and improve overall health by focusing on the things that are most important to each individual. Wellness is more about total health not just physical health. The biggest problem people have improving the quality of their life is sticking with making change happen and with knowing what the best next move is. WC address both of these making people more successful and taking steps that are right for them.


Duration: 20:29


Paula’s professional as well as personal life has been build around advocating a healthy life. With a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology she has been a personal trainer, worked in cardiac rehab and currently holds a faculty position teaching at Metro State University in Colorado. Paula has presented nationally for the American College of Sports Medicine and is an online health writer for Greatist.com. She balanced her education by becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher and believes in the power of the mind/body connection.  Through this blend of education, experience and mind/body awareness Paula understands the science and benefits of being healthy while still appreciating the importance of the total person.


Becoming a Certified Wellness Coach was a natural next step in her career. She has deep compassion for those struggling with finding a healthy balance in their lives and understands that for each person wellness is a very different picture. Paula has a unique ability to guide clients to the next step and helping them achieve success quicker.


Paula loves the life she teaches/coaches and when not helping someone else find the fun in life you can find Paula running, biking, skiing or snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains where she lives.



Links: www.paulastephenswellness.com