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Growing Problem of Myopia among Kids and Its Impact and Treatment options

Growing Problem of Myopia among Kids and Its Impact and Treatment options

June 9, 2016

Dr. Max Parikh, Chief Surgeon at Nvision La Jolla/San Diego joins eHealth Radio and the Eye Health & Health News Channels. Dr. Parikh specializes in Lasik and cataract surgery; which is the most effective treatment for the elimination or reduction of myopia.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Max Parikh discuss the following:

  • What is Myopia?
  • What is the problem with being Myopia—can’t you do lasik to treat?
  • How prevalent is the problem of myopia now and projected to be in the future?
  • Why are so many people getting myopia?
  • Are there any treatment options to slow down or reverse the myopia in childhood?

Dr. Parikh has been a board-certified ophthalmologist for more than 9 years and has performed more than 12,000 LASIK procedures, including many for NFL players on the San Diego Chargers. He was one of the first west coast surgeons trained in custom Wavefront treatment technology. He also specializes in LASIK, PRK, LASEK, cataracts, intraocular lenses, custom LASIK, intrastromal corneal rings (Intacs), and CK.

Dr. Parikh graduated cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine. He received his M.D. from the University of Michigan Medical School.  He did his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary/Mount Sinai and then returned to the west coast for his cornea and refractive surgery fellowship.

In his spare time, Dr. Parikh teaches principles of ophthalmology and refractive surgery to fellow doctors and surgeons.  But when he is not doing that, he spends time with his family in the great outdoors of Southern California.

Dr. Parikh practices at NVISION's La Jolla and San Diego location.

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Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness

Addressing the Stigma of Mental Illness

June 6, 2016

Diana Ketterman, Mental Health Author, Speaker, and Education Provider joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Mental Health Channels.  Diana is owner of Mastering Mental Health, where she provides mental health speaking and curriculum services for educators, students, parents, social workers, faith-based organizations, women's groups, and public groups.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Diana Ketterman discuss the following:

  • What is your purpose for being on the show today?
  • What is mental health stigma?
  • How does mental health differ from mental illness?
  • What are some mental illness facts that are related to youth?
  • What are some of the causes of mental illness?

Duration: 13:06

For nearly her entire childhood, Diana Ketterman grew up in a home with a mother who suffered from undiagnosed paranoid schizophrenia. When Diana was 13 years old, her father was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor affecting his mental capacity. It took his life at the age of 40 when Diana was just 17 years old. Diana, the oldest of three children increasingly took on many adult responsibilities as her parent's illnesses became predominant.

Through resiliency, Diana overcame her early obstacles to build an impressive career, one that combines her interests in teaching and technology while allowing her to stay connected to her community. Diana has 23 years in the field of education, 6 years working for the federal government and a lifetime of experience in building resiliency in coping with mental illness.

Diana holds a BS in Business Administration and Accounting and a MS in Computers in Education. Diana has earned many achievements in education including being named the SBEA Teacher of the Year. She was instrumental in working with Virginia state politicians and educators to establish state standards and college frameworks for students to receive technical industry certifications. Her teaching methods have been published in the National Business Education Yearbook, and her lesson plans have been published in a high school textbook by Cengage Learning.

Diana has been a speaker on the local, state and national level, writing and advocating the implementation of business and technology curriculum. She served as the adviser for a division of Future Business Leaders of America. Under her leadership students were awarded national recognition during multiple years.

Diana graduated from the first cohort of the Future FEMA Leaders, a prestigious program which allowed her to travel and learn about the interworking of the agency.  With this opportunity she developed her professional network which included mentoring by senior executive leadership.

Diana is currently putting her years of technical and public-speaking experience to good use as she promotes a media campaign in parallel with the publication of her first book, A Child of Royalty.  Her experiences entailed a United Way presentation with CNN writer and senior producer Wayne Drash. Diana has also co-authored a Virginia regional United Way community mental health report.

Diana has been actively involved with the national community dialogue through Creating Community Solutions and the Text, Talk, Act campaign.  Diana’s work was represented at the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, Arizona.

It is with passion that Diana has produced this first children’s workbook, Making Sense of Me.  Diana believes that everyone experiences depression and anxiety at some point in life.  She says, “It is more apparent that we as a society must do something to enable children to have a voice, to learn to identify their emotions, and to build resiliency in being overcomers.”


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Perth physio changing the way physiotherapy is delivered

Perth physio changing the way physiotherapy is delivered

June 4, 2016

Scott Wescombe, the Founder of Happy Physio joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, News and Physical Therapy Channels to discuss the missed opportunities in his Nan's life & how that is driving Happy Physio to change the way physiotherapy is delivered.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Scott Wescombe discuss the following:

  • Why did you choose to become a physiotherapist?
  • How did you get started in business?
  • What is the purpose or mission behind Happy Physio?
  • How is your physiotherapy service different?
  • Tell me about your book, 'From Pain & Injury To Healthy & Happy'?

Duration: 28:40

Scott Wescombe is a serial entrepreneur and an international human transformation expert who is obsessed with creating positive long lasting change in peoples lives.

Starting off as a personal trainer and les mills body trainer after transforming his own life as a late teenager, he went on to complete an Exercise & Sports Science degree and Physiotherapy degree with first class honours, as well as multiple other global qualifications that make peoples lives better.

Having impacted over a quarter of a million people in the past decade, Scott is still super hungry and relentlessly looking at even better ways to serve people with his highly valued team at Happy Physio. He is the author of 'From Pain & Injury To Healthy & Happy'. Scott is loving changing the way physiotherapy is delivered in private practice in Australia for more clients to benefit from real results and life changing breakthroughs.

You can follow Happy Physio on Instagram: @happyphysio & on Snapchat: HappyPhysioAus.


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Essential Oils Have Super Powers with Kathy Heshelow

Essential Oils Have Super Powers with Kathy Heshelow

June 3, 2016

Kathy Heshelow, author of the new book “Essential Oils Have Super Powers: From Solving Everyday Wellness Problems to Taking on “Superbugs” again joins eHealth Radio and the Skin Care, Health & Beauty Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kathy Heshelow discuss the following:

  • Your new book about essential oils has just appeared. Tell us about it. Why did you write it?
  • Why don’t you tell us exactly what essential oils are, and why they have super powers?
  • I haven’t heard too many doctors recommend essential oils? Why not?How do you use them, what do you do with them?
  • Do you have a favorite essential oil?
  • What about safety?  Are essential oils safe to use?
  • There is mention of Superbugs in your title. How do essential oils play into the issue of antibiotic-resistant Superbugs or MRSA?
  • Are there current medical studies or tests about this?
  • Why do essential oils work when antibiotics cannot?
  • Are there any live cases of killing bacteria in people with a MRSA infection?
  • There seems to be a lot to talk about but we are running out of time. People can read about all this in your book!  What are some of the other things you cover? Is this book for beginners or people who know something about essential oils?

Duration: 24:23

I was lucky enough to have lived in Paris, France for 16 years.  Paris is the best city in the world, at least in my opinion! So much beauty, history, real enjoyment of life, attention to detail, and never a dull moment.

You can find beauty and calm in a quiet corner of a park or along the Seine; feasts for the eyes and nose in any of the wonderful outdoor markets (my local one was the fabulous rue Cler); appreciation of detail and craft; an understanding of wellness and balance; lots of dogs (my dear Tasha, a cocker spaniel, was with me then); fabulous restaurants of every kind; style in those beautiful French women; the most amazing museums (big and small); and international flair in the city.

I graduated from The American University of Paris (AUP), and was honored to have working papers that allowed me to stay on all for many years. The time went by in a flash!

I worked at AUP and at Parsons School of Design, Paris campus as Assistant Director. So many talented students and professors from every country imaginable, so much cultural understanding and diversity; so much travel and discovery.

I always encourage Americans to spend some time outside the US if they can, even if only for a semester abroad or a summer of living and traveling.  Your attitude and point of view can shift and open up. Try to learn languages and engage with people. I actually back-packed around Europe for 3 months all those years ago on savings from high school jobs before starting college, to really see if I wanted to live and study in Europe. And I did!

Fast forward: When I decided to start up a skincare company, I knew I had to bring secrets I observed in Paris and Europe to Sublime Beauty, Sublime Naturals and ZEN BOX. I love the way French women age, more naturally yet with grand style – nothing overdone.

However, I bring the old-school US approach to customer service:  “Delight them with great customer service, and treat them as you want to be treated” – that is our customer service motto.

When I first returned from Europe in 1996, I actually launched into a commercial real estate career that became very robust and exciting (until 2008 when it seemed the whole world crashed), and I still take on a client or two per year though my specialty niche is still not yet robust even today.

Some ask how I got from commercial real estate to wellness and skincare – my 1031 NNN niche essentially went away after the crash of 2008. I waited for a few years after the crash, thinking the dip would turn, but it has been much slower than anticipated. When it was clear things were not recovering, I decided it was time to do something that I was clearly interested in personally – healthy skin and wellness and quality of life.  And most entrepreneurs realize, business is business. You apply the same principles and models to what you are doing, no matter the industry.

Because I have diverse companies and activities, it was suggested by a mentor to put together a website to pull the information together under one roof, and voila!

I am intrigued by the monthly subscription box phenomenon, and knew that bringing Essential Oils to my clients would be a hit. ZEN BOX launched in February 2016.  While I have used and studied Essential Oils for decades (including use in France), I decided to formalize it with a certification, now in progress. I am now writing a book about the joy and power of Essential Oils for wellness and balance now, and trademarked the phrase: Essential Oils Have Super Powers®.

My hubby and I live in Florida and enjoy the warmth year-round along with our pups.

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Finding the right diet could be as simple as finding the right person to diet with

Finding the right diet could be as simple as finding the right person to diet with

June 2, 2016

Joey Dweck, Founder of the Weight Loss Buddy app and recently, the 5-Day Fast Program joins eHealth Radio and the Weight Management Channel.

Weight Loss Buddy is a community of over 150,000 members who provide honest support to someone else who is in a similar weight loss journey.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Joey Dweck discuss the following:

  • What is the one trigger that finally gets people to make a real commitment weight loss and live healthier?
  • Why is losing weight with a someone you didn't previously know - one could say it's a stranger - more impactful than going to the gym more often with your friends?
  • How is Weight Loss Buddy different from trying dieting fads and established brands like Weight Watchers?
  •  Having launched a 5-Day Fast program, can you explain the science behind intermittent fasting?
  • Is fasting simply about calories, or is there a broader nutritional issue?

Duration: 13:48

Joey Dweck is the Founder of Weight Loss Buddy and the 5-Day Fast program. The Weight Loss Buddy app and community helps people looking to lose weight find their perfect match and unique, brutally honest support system in their journeys toward a healthy and vibrant lifestyle. Weight Loss Buddy has over 150,000 members.

Dweck recently launched the 5-Day Fast program, which is based nutrient ratios versus calories. A recent study from the University of Southern California has shown that a limited, monthly 5-day fast resets an individuals mental relationship with food and improves overall longevity.


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