The powerful antioxidant boost of Muscadines, the super fruit of the south

May 12, 2017




Chris Paulk of Paulk’s Pride, the makers of some amazing muscadine products with great health benefits joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Chris Paulk discuss the following:

  • Tell us about Paulk’s Pride and the products you offer.
  • What are some of the benefits of muscadines?
  • When is harvest season?
  • Are the juices safe for children?
  • Who will the product help?
  • How would listeners learn more and purchase Paulk’s Pride products?


Papa Jacob Paulk planted the first muscadine vine in 1970. Almost 50 years later, the Paulk family has become synonymous with the muscadine industry, growing from that first vine to over 600 acres of muscadines and scuppernongs harvested for fresh produce sales. Today, innovation meets legacy when it comes to Paulk’s Pride. The rich farming heritage mixed with modern industry and technology, results in healthy, natural, and simple products.





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The Heart and Science of Yoga®

May 11, 2017




Leonard Perlmutter, founder and director of The American Meditation Institute and a best-selling author joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness, Health News & Stress Management Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Leonard Perlmutter discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your new book The Heart and Science of Yoga.
  • What important information would you like to share about its contents?
  • What are some of the key health benefits of yoga and meditation?  Are there any scientific studies you can point to?
  • Why is yoga so popular? We are now seeing yoga centers for children and work environments are bringing in yoga experts.
  • Insomnia is an epidemic in the United States and Americans work long hours and with tech gadgets it is difficult to disconnect.  How can yoga and meditation help with insomnia and what tips can you offer our listeners?


Founder and director of The American Meditation Institute, Leonard is the author of “Transformation,” The Journal of Meditation as Mind/Body Medicine and his new book – “The Heart and Science of Yoga® : A Blueprint for Peace, Happiness and Freedom from Fear.” His Heart and Science of Yoga® entry-level course has been accredited by the Albany Medical College, American Medical Association, American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses and American Nurses Association to receive medical education credit. Leonard has been a student of Yoga Science since 1975 and a direct disciple of mind/body medicine pioneer Swami Rama of the Himalayas.

Located in the picturesque foothills of the Berkshire Mountains just 12 miles from Albany, AMI provides a peaceful, healthy setting to learn practical skills that enhance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Since 1996 the mind/body medicine teaching at AMI has reflected the best of the ancient Himalayan wisdom tradition and of all major meditation traditions.





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The views and opinions expressed on any program are those of the persons appearing on the program and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the eHealth Radio Network.

Stroke Awareness With Author La’Wana Harris

May 10, 2017




Stroke awareness advocate La’Wana Harris joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel to talk about strokes and who should be concerned.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest La’Wana Harris discuss the following:

  • May is National Stroke Awareness Month, is this something young, healthy adults need to worry about?
  • Tell us a bit about your story?
  • What are early warnings signs of a stroke?
  • From all you have learned & from your experience, who is a risk?
  • Tell us more about your book & how can listeners purchase your book?


La’Wana Harris is the author of YOU ARE STILL GOOD, a novella that details her story as a mother of a stroke survivor. Through the book she hopes to give encouragement, and inspiration for those finding themselves in a crisis situation.





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Twitter: @coachlawana


The Importance of Interpersonal Boundaries in Maintaining a Healthy Balance in Our Lives

May 7, 2017




Sarah Mandel, a licensed psychotherapist, certified Imago relationship expert and EMDR trained trauma therapist joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health & Health News Channels. In her NJ based private practice, she helps patients address their mental, emotional and psychological issues by providing tools that help them feel better about themselves, their relationships and their lives.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Sarah Mandel discuss the following:

  • What are interpersonal boundaries?
  • What are the key areas in our lives to maintain healthy boundaries?
  • What are some of the signs of weak interpersonal boundaries?
  • Why are having healthy boundaries important to our lives?
  • How can you begin to create healthy boundaries?


Sarah Mandel, R.N., L.C.S.W. is a New Jersey based psychotherapist, Certified Imago therapist, EMDR trained trauma therapist and relationship expert. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Pace University in New York and her Master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers Graduate School of Social Work.

A dynamic advocate for health and wellness with a passion for helping others, Sarah provides expertise to a diverse client base drawing on her multidisciplinary background. Serving as a subject matter expert in the area of relationships, the mind/body connection, family conflict and interpersonal boundaries, Sarah has been quoted in several media outlets.

Be on the lookout for her upcoming blog, and for your free guide and worksheet on “How to Master Your Busy Life”, go to, designed to help inspire you with tips and strategies to simplify your life. You can find out more and connect with Sarah by going to her website at




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Do you have trouble liking your body? Ground-breaking text program can quickly help you turn negative body image around!

May 6, 2017




A nationally recognized authority in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related mental health issues, Lori Osachy MSS, LCSW who recently launched text2Bwell, powered by CareWire joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental Health & Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Lori Osachy discuss the following:

  • Why did you develop a texting program to help people with a negative body image?
  • Why do so many people criticize their bodies and pick them apart?
  • How does negative body image hurt other parts of a person's life?
  • If I have a bad body image, does it mean I have an eating disorder?
  • If one doesn't like their body, is there anything they can do to feel better about it?


A nationally recognized authority in the treatment and prevention of eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and related mental health issues, Lori Osachy has successfully counseled adults, children and families for over twenty years. She regularly lectures, teaches and is the author of numerous articles promoting eating disorders education among health care professionals and the lay population, and is a regular mental health consultant for broadcast and print media. She received her B.A. from Cornell University, and her M.S.S. from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Lori is the owner of The Body Image Counseling Center in Jacksonville, Fla. For more information visit or call 904-737-3232.




Emmy Award-winning producer Neal Baer, M.D. creates social change through storytelling

May 5, 2017




Dr. Neal Baer, M.D. who whose body of work includes Law & Order: SVU, ER & Under the Dome is a veteran TV showrunner/producer/writer and Harvard-educated physician who combines his passion for medicine and storytelling to challenge audiences' views on a broad spectrum of social and political topics joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Neal Baer discuss the following:

  • You are an M.D. and an award winning television producer and writer.  Which career came first and how do they intersect?
  • As a writer/producer on E.R. how was your experience as a doctor reflected in episodic stories?
  • Please tell us about Gloria Reuben's character on E.R. and its importance in the cultural landscape.
  • As EP and showrunner of Law & Order: SVU you were writing stories at the forefront of sexual abuse and domestic violence.  How have the stories on SVU impacted our culture?
  • Please tell us about ActionLab.
  • You have been outspoken about many health issues, including the detrimental effects of soda.  Please tell us the most compelling research from the SODA book.
  • You have been an advocate for drug awareness and you were interviewed after Prince's untimely death.  What can we do as a society to help curb drug addiction?
  • How can health issues be more frequently integrated into mainstream media and culture?


Dr. Neal Baer is a pediatrician and writer/executive producer who combines his passion for medicine and storytelling to challenge audiences' views on a broad spectrum of social and political topics. He currently enjoys an overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television, developing series that push expectations and spur national conversations. Previously, he had a deal at CBS, where he was the Executive Producer and Showrunner for Under the Dome and A Gifted Man. Prior to his work there, Dr. Baer was an Executive Producer and Showrunner of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit for eleven seasons. Under his watch, the series received six Emmys and a Golden Globe for acting. Before SVU, Dr. Baer wrote and produced the hit NBC series ER for its first seven seasons, where he received five Emmy nominations as a producer and two for writing along with a Writers Guild nomination for best dramatic screenplay.
Recently, Dr. Baer produced If You Build It, a documentary chronicling high school students in the poorest county in North Carolina who build a farmers’ market to save their community, which aired on PBS in June and September 2015 and April 2017 and won the Christopher Award. Dr. Baer also produced Home Is Where You Find It, a documentary that aired on PBS January 25, 2016, which depicted the journey of a Mozambican teenager searching for a home after his parents died of AIDS.
Dr. Baer attended Colorado College, where he graduated with a degree in Political Science magna cum laude, and later attended Harvard University, where he received Master’s Degrees in Education and Sociology as well as an MD from Harvard Medical School. He also attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles as a Directing Fellow.
In 2013, Dr. Baer joined the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health as a Research Scientist and is now an Adjunct Professor. There he established the Global Media Center for Social Impact (GMI), where he currently is working on projects using new media to promote health initiatives and social activism around the world, particularly on HIV prevention and reducing obesity.
Dr. Baer’s latest project at GMI is, a web-based social networking platform that bridges the gap between inspiration and action. After individuals see a documentary, read a book, or attend a museum exhibition, they can take actions related to themes raised by artistic or academic works. Most recently, ActionLab was utilized for the book Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning) by Marion Nestle, with the Afterword written by Neal Baer. The book won the James Beard Award and its complementary ActionLab presence provides actions readers can take to decrease soda consumption at home, in their community and in their schools. Before that, ActionLab prompted an immersive museum exhibition at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, which opened November 17, 2015, inspired by the book A Path Appears by Nick Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. This exhibit provided steps visitors could take to make a difference in the world after they explored fifty evidence-based projects that are improving lives around the world.
In addition to his work at the Fielding School, Dr. Baer is a Senior Fellow at USC’s Annenberg School of Journalism and lectures around the world on the power of storytelling to change lives. His second novel, Kill Again, co-written with Jonathan Greene, was published July 2015.
Dr. Baer lives in Los Angeles. He is a trustee of Colorado College and the American Film Institute and serves on the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School as well as the American Jewish World Service. His son, Caleb, is a graduate of Williams College.