Infection control within a dental environment is critical with Noel Brandon-Kelsch

September 12, 2014

Noel Brandon-Kelsch a speaker, writer and Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. She is passionate about oral health and joins us on eHealth Radio and the Dental Health Information Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Noel Brandon-Kelsch discuss the following:

  • For the benefit of our listeners, please give us an overview about Support Clean Dentistry.
  • Why is infection control within a dental environment such a critical issue?
  • You have one patient (Jen) in particular who suffered great harm because of a dental procedure gone awry. What happened to Jen?
  • What are some of the questions patients should ask their respective dentists before undergoing a procedure?
  • What other tips or advice should patients follow concerning minimizing their exposure to bacteria or unsterilized equipment?

Duration: 18:41

Noel Brandon-Kelsch is a speaker, writer and Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice. She is passionate about oral health and has the uncanny ability to motivate and enlighten through her unique humor and cutting edge information. She takes tough subject matter and presents it in such an interesting way that it becomes thought provoking even to those not involved in her industry.

She is the Infection Control Columnist for RDH magazine, a syndicated newspaper columnist and has been published in many books. Noel has received many national awards including Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Futures, RDH Magazine Sun Star Butler Award of Distinction, USA magazine Make a Difference Day award, Presidents Service award, Foster Parent of the Year and as if that weren’t enough, she is also a five time winner of the Castroville Artichoke cook off!

Noel is Past President of the California Dental Hygienists Association, Board member of Simi Valley Free Clinic, Sunstar America, GC America, Philip Life Style and Kerr Total Care, Key Organization Leader, member of Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures and the Speakers and Consultants Network. In her rare spare time, she indulges in some of her favorite hobbies, which include underwater basket weaving, navel contemplation and watercolors.

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Twitter: @cleandentistry

Evergreen SkinCare Solutions, providing skincare services for those experiencing cancer and cancer therapies

September 7, 2014

Becky Kuehn, Owner of Evergreen SkinCare Solutions that provides skincare services for clients that are experiencing cancer and cancer therapies such as Chemo and Radiation joins eHealth Radio and Skin Care & Cancer Information Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Becky Kuehn discuss the following:

  • Share with us a little bit about your business/passion.
  • This is different than most spa's, how did all of this get started?
  • What types of things are important to know when working with a client who has cancer?  Why is it different, why should they need to be trained, it's just hair and skin, right?
  • You are certified in Oncology Esthetics - what is that, why is it important?
  • How does one find you or if we don't live in your area, how do we find someone like you that is trained in Oncology Esthetics?

Duration: 14:45

Becky’s dedication to caring for cancer patients unknowingly started at age 18 while in Beauty School, she was diagnosed with a rare form of Uterine Cancer, that at that time there had only been two other women in the US with that particular type of cancer. Both were in their 40’s and as the Dr. told her "the treatment and prognosis were unknown". She remembers the day she got the call from her Dr - like it was yesterday; it is an experience that you don’t ever forget...she did have Chemo and twice yearly checkups for many years and feels blessed to be able to report, she is a 36 yr cancer survivor.

The whole experience left a mark on her - she was touched by the care she received from some of the medical staff and shocked by the way she was treated by others. It made her realize that there really is power in touch especially when it is caring, loving and knowledgeable.

She wondered at the time, how she would incorporate what she learned to be able to share with others.  It took 30 years - but her destiny  was slowly beginning to unfold.  It started with a book called: Oncology Esthetics: A Practioners Guide. Written by Morag Currin. Basically - it rocked her world.  She had finally found the catalyst to use her passion for skin and her love of people to be able to really help and make a difference in the life of a person who was “traveling the cancer journey”.

She began by volunteering at her local hospital with the American Cancer Society and then created her own program to meet the specific needs of each person that she encountered. Her program is currently located in two local hospitals in WA and she works with Morag teaching the Oncology Esthetics classes in the US, sharing and teaching others how to safely care for the client who is experiencing cancer both physically and emotionally beginning with the first treatment.

She met a gentleman at the beginning of her journey that was diagnosed with stage 4 Renal cancer. He shared that he was told, there was no more treatment available for him and to prepare for the end of life and as he was only in his early 40’s, that was a hard thing to hear. So for him, it was finding joy in the little things, the things that made him happy. One of those was his weekly massage, but after a short period of time, his massage therapist learned of his medical condition and as he told Becky, “she fired me”. As he shared, he cried, as the one thing that given him joy, (being cared for by touch), was ripped out of his shortened life. This shouldn’t have happened and would not have if that spa therapist had been trained. Becky has made it her goal to train as many people as she can so that this NEVER happens again to anyone.

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Keys to an Amazing Life, Secrets of the Cervical Spine with Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj

September 5, 2014

Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj, Chief of Spine Surgery at New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine and author of the internationally bestselling book, Keys to an Amazing Life: Secrets of the Cervical Spine joins eHealth Radio and the Orthopedic Channel.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Kenneth K. Hansraj discuss the following:

  • What role does your spine play in your overall health?
  • What is proper posture?
  • How can people be mindful of their posture in everyday / common situations?
  • What are some spine strengthening exercises that people can benefit from?
  • When is surgery necessary?

Duration: 14:00

Kenneth K. Hansraj, M.D. is a spinal and orthopedic surgeon specializing in cervical, thoracic and lumbar procedures, bloodless spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, laminectomies and spinal fusions. He believes in whole body wellness, preventative care and that the spine is a principal indicator of general health impacted by “human software and hardware.”

Dr. Hansraj was inspired to dedicate his life to surgery early on while observing the operating theaters of Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY with cardiothoracic surgeons Drs. Arisan Ergin and Randall Griepp at just 16 years of age. He earned his medical degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine, Philadelphia in 1987 after obtaining graduate studies in biological sciences from Columbia University, New York and an undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey.

He selected spinal surgery as a sub-specialization in orthopedic surgery because it was uncharted territory at the time in contrast to other forms of more traditional orthopedic procedures including joint replacement. Dr. Hansraj wanted to be at the forefront of a new, exciting and challenging chapter in medicine and contribute to the shape of the overall future of spinal health and well-being.

Following the completion of his general surgery and orthopedic surgery residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital and King/ Drew Medical Center, (during which he completed a Fellowship in Orthopedic Biomechanics at The Hospital for Special Surgery, NY), Dr. Hansraj held a Fellowship in at the California Center for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and a Fellowship in Spinal and Scoliosis Surgery at The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York.

Today, with more than two decades of surgical experience, Dr. Hansraj has seen and treated more than 20,000 patients, and has come to recognize and promote the critical importance of the cervical spine as it relates to overall physical and mental well-being.

He is the author of the internationally bestselling book, Keys to an Amazing Life: Secrets of the Cervical Spine, (January, 2013), which he was inspired to write based on this concept. Dr. Hansraj is also the author of Bloodless Spine Surgery: Pictures and Explanations. His goal with each of his books is to bring years of accumulated expert medical knowledge to the public at-large in an easy-to-digest format and to help countless individuals with ongoing spinal and health issues.

Dr. Hansraj currently practices in Poughkeepsie, New York. He is an attending orthopedic spine surgeon at St. Francis Hospital. He is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Board of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

He has authored medical books for the layperson and the professional and has written extensively for medical journals in addition to lecturing at national and global seminars, universities and conferences.

Dr. Hansraj is developing The LandWorks Center an all steel and glass, energy-efficient, Leed Platinum green building in Fishkill, NY. With floor to ceiling glass, a daylight harvesting system, motorized sunshades, open windows, and under floor air distribution this building will augment fresh air, daylight and sunlight (without glare), beauty, health and human comfort in the work place.

Dr. Hansraj resides with his wife, Dr. Marcia Griffin-Hansraj, a doctor of osteopathic medicine, and his son, Jonathan, in Rockland County. In his spare time, Dr. Hansraj enjoys an array of physical activities including skiing, walking, jogging, running and yoga, spending time with his family, and changing people’s lives for the better as often and as dramatically as possible.

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Twitter: @KenHansraj

Possible cure for chronic tinnitus which is now ready for clinical trials with Dr. Ian Dixon

September 4, 2014

Dr. Ian Dixon, a biomedical engineer and innovator who has worked on Tinnitus for 9 years joins eHealth Radio and the Health, Technology & News Channels. He and software engineer Tony Burgess have invented a possible cure for chronic tinnitus which is now ready for clinical trials.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Ian Dixon discuss the following:

  • For those of our listeners who don't know much about it, could you describe what chronic tinnitus is and how it arises?
  • Could you describe the treatment you've developed?
  • How would tinAway cure tinnitus?
  • How would people with tinnitus use tinAway when it's available?
  • tinAway is ready for clinical trials, but I understand you need help to fund them?

Duration: 10:30

Ian has both technology and business expertise. Ian is an experienced and successful innovator and inventor. Ian completed his PhD tinnitus research at Monash University (Australia) in 2013 after 9 years of investigative work in the field. In addition to a PhD in biomedical engineering from Monash University, Ian has an MBA and has worked in Australia, Cambridge UK and California USA on product and process development.

People interested in learning more or contributing to the campaign are invited to visit

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Twitter: @tinnitoff

Coco Polo Chocolate, establishing the new standard for Stevia sweetened chocolate

September 4, 2014

John Cunnell, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Coco Polo Chocolate, the company that makes over (13) Milk and Dark chocolate bars that have established the new standard for Stevia sweetened chocolate joins eHealth Radio and the General Health & Nutrition Channels.

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

  • How long have you been involved with making premium chocolates?
  • How has the industry evolved in your experience?
  • Has chocolate become healthier?
  • Why is Stevia so important?
  • What is the difference from your plant-based, non-GMO Stevia versus the previous versions?
  • Is Coco Polo Chocolate safe for diabetics? Are there options for Vegans?

Duration: 9:26

Following a chance meeting at the 1999 Natural Products Show with Bill Francis, a stevia farmer from Hawaii, we (Diane Yamate and John Cunnell) then met with him on his farm on Oahu. Bill had developed a patented method of extracting Reb A (Rebaudioside A), the component of the Stevia plant that would be finally approved for use in food in the U.S. in 2008. He believed that his Stevia extract with its safety combined with natural clean taste and health characteristics was the best of all sweeteners for all foods. He asked us to make chocolate with his Stevia.

While waiting for the FDA's approval, not realizing that it would take almost 10 years, we started a long process of creating the elusive perfect chocolate formula, bold, balanced and satisfying. On the surface, Bill's request seemed simple but the early results were not encouraging. Our goal was to find a chocolate sweetened by Stevia that would be acceptable to the natural food community. In other words what else could we put in to facilitate the use of Stevia without compromising our desire for healthy purity.

Finally, we launched our Stevia chocolate in 2011 which, after many frustrating trials had evolved into an intensely flavor bar with 70% cocoa to impart substantial health value while delivering the well rounded gentle sweetness that we enjoyed and took for granted, in sugar sweetened chocolate. Our chocolate did not have any lingering Stevia taste. This real chocolate, properly refined and conched naturally, is smooth and silky without the sharp taste normally associated with chocolates with higher cocoa content.

It is also worth noting that, although the emphasis is on the newly released Stevia as a sweetener, the real health and taste champion is the cocoa bean with its massive portfolio of beneficial compounds.  In Coco Polo, these cocoa bean attributes do not have to compete with the detrimental effects of processed sugar.

Our Stevia sweetened chocolate is a developmental step from our original ideas which started in 1996 of making delicious chocolate free from processed sugars.

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Changing your eating increase success rate with Julie Stubblefield

September 2, 2014

Julie Stubblefield, Founder of the Fit Mom Revolution, an online community focused on helping moms feel better so they can care for the ones they love joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management & Fitness Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Julie Stubblefield discuss the following:

  • What is the biggest struggle you've seen with your clients when it comes to changing their eating?
  • How does this impact their long-term success?
  • What steps can they take to turn it around?
  • How does changing their eating increase their success rate?
  • What's the first step listeners can take to get their emotional eating under control?

Duration: 10:20

After spending most of her adult life in the yo-yo diet cycle, Julie Stubblefield became determined to get fit for good. Seventy pounds lighter, she became a fat loss coach and opened her own personal training studio in Mechanicsville, VA.

Julie has spent the last few years working with hundreds of women to not only change how they eat and exercise, but also how they view themselves and their roles in this world. Knowing that the struggles moms face are universal, Julie launched the Fit Mom Revolution to reach women worldwide who are looking for support and guidance on their journey to live fulfilling and healthy lives.

Julie's motto is, "Life is more than the size of your pants or the number on the scales.  It's about the enjoyment of what's around you and the fulfillment you can experience while getting healthy."

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Twitter: @juliefitmomrev
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