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A Smarter Way to Consume Cannabis

A Smarter Way to Consume Cannabis

September 18, 2020




Izzy Kirsh, founder and CEO of Mode, a company focused on managing cannabis dosing responsibly joins eHealth Radio and the Cannabis & Pain Management Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Izzy Kirsh discuss the following:

  1. Mode has a disruptive approach to managing cannabis intake, what is your mission?
  2. What is the problem you are solving?
  3. How did you discover the need to manage cannabis intake?
  4. How does Mode work?
  5. How can Mode help those with chronic pain, anxiety or other health related issues?
  6. Where can Mode be purchased?




Izzy Kirsh is Founder and Co-chief Executive Officer of Mode. A serial entrepreneur, designer and inventor, Izzy has more than a decade of experience leading hardware and software engineering, branding and marketing teams across a variety of products and digital properties. Izzy’s past entrepreneurial endeavors include IoT hardware startup, Altitude Co., and travel app, AirportChatter. His inspiration for Mode came after a personal injury highlighted the lack of proper cannabinoid dosing devices. With Mode’s personalized cannabis dosing, Izzy aims to create a healthier, happier and more productive society.





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Restoring Your Strength With Chil Wellness

Restoring Your Strength With Chil Wellness

April 8, 2020




Kevin DeMeritt, Founder of Chil Wellness, a new generation wellness company with the goal to help others joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Kevin DeMeritt discuss the following:

  1. Why did you create Chil Wellness?
  2. Tell us more about the product you named after your daughter – Aspen’s Deep Relief Salve.
  3. How do you know if CBD is working for you?
  4. Stress and anxiety are a big problem in today’s society. Can CBD help?
  5. What do you want people to know about Chil Wellness?

In 1997, Kevin DeMeritt founded Lear Capital, a precious metals company. In 2008 he also co-founded Wilshire Finance Partners, a real estate investment fund, and currently serves as its president.

Mr. DeMeritt holds his Bachelors Degree with an emphasis in business and economics from the University of Montana. He is nationally recognized as an expert on the markets, the economy and geo-political events. As an expert DeMeritt has been a guest commentator on more than 1000 radio and television talk shows.

In 2008, Kevin’s 18 month old daughter, Aspen, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was immediately put on two different medications for the Arthritis and inflammation. One of the medications, methotrexate, is a cancer drug. It is so potent that doctors told his pregnant wife, not to come in contact with the medication because it could affect the health of the baby she carried.

When Kevin heard what this drug could do to his wife and unborn child, he started to research what this drug was doing to his 18-month-old daughter. Seeing the risks, he knew he needed to investigate alternative approaches. Knowing he could not take Aspen off her medication before he found such an alternative, his search began in earnest.

Like a lot of parents, he reached out to Google for help and found oodles of information. He discovered a variety of natural ingredients that showed promise. Arnica, Boswellia and St. John’s Wart were among those products. When rubbed on Aspen’s joints in the right amounts, some relief was achieved. He then heard about CBD and its potential to fight inflation. So why not blend CBD with the other natural ingredients that showed promise and see what happens. The result? Aspen was elated.

The more research he did, the more convinced he became that CBD could be something special. In 2016 a team of lab researchers from the University of Kentucky published the results of their study of CBD for relieving arthritis symptoms in mice in the European Journal of Pain. They concluded that when they induced arthritis into the knee joints of mice and applied a transdermal CBD gel, it reduced the joint swelling. The result was music to his ears.

He began sharing his formulations with others who started to use it for their own aches and pains. Again the results were positive and the requests for more product began to roll in.

Kevin is not a medical professional, just a parent on a mission to help his daughter. He wanted Aspen to have a normal childhood and to run and play with the other kids. The goal was for her to grow up strong and healthy and be able to do whatever she loved in life. The CBD formulas and products he has developed are the radiant outcome of love. He continually seeks out the best ingredients, scientists and technology to get the best results.

His pledge is to be transparent with the ingredients and testing with a:

  • Commitment to use high-quality natural ingredients
  • Purchase ingredients from socially responsible sources
  • Back all products with a 30-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Today, his daughter is 14 years old and an accomplished athlete with an active and enjoyable lifestyle. He created Chil Wellness as a new-generation wellness company with the goal to help others.



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Heather Hughes, Founder of BioFit 360

Heather Hughes, Founder of BioFit 360

December 6, 2019




Heather Hughes, Founder of BioFit 360, who has been working in the healthcare industry for over 20 years joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

After hundreds of hours of research, product testing and consultation, Heather and her team brought BioFit 360 to market, sourcing the products from the most trusted manufacturers with the highest ratings.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Heather Hughes discuss the following:

  1. Why did you create BioFit 360?
  2. What are issues that you see with dosage transparency in your industry?
  3. I understand you have an Ambassadog? What does Frankie do for BioFit 360?
  4. Tell me more about the environmental benefits of industrial hemp farming?
  5. Where can our listeners learn more about BioFit 360?

Heather Hughes has been working in healthcare for 20 years, and her husband’s family has been involved in farming and agriculture for generations. This uniquely qualifies her to lead a company that produces the highest quality and most effective CBD products, understanding and overseeing every step of creation, from plant to person.

Heather grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Marketing from Minnesota State University Moorhead, and an MBA from North Dakota State University in Fargo. She then moved to Southern California where she began working in healthcare management, and where she and her husband purchased a grapefruit orchard.

While in North Dakota, Heather worked for a research organization which did pharmaceutical testing of generic drugs and for which she wrote the final FDA reports. In Southern California, Heather has worked for over a decade as the Director of Care Coordination for a major health care management company. Working with wonderful nurses and teams of dedicated healthcare professionals, she became aware of the harsh realities of opioid and other prescription drug abuse.

A few years ago she realized the benefits of using industrial hemp-derived CBD in treating an extraordinary number of ailments. Meanwhile, the Asian Citrus Psyllid was slowly spreading in California and carrying a deadly tree virus that had infected about 90 percent of the citrus crop in Florida. So she applied to the California Department of Food and Agriculture and became registered to cultivate industrial hemp. Simultaneously, Heather was sought-out by a group of health care professionals who asked her to join them in creating a CBD company. Their common goal was to help patients manage chronic conditions like pain and anxiety in a more natural, plant-based way.

After hundreds of hours of research, product testing and consultation, Heather and her team brought BioFit 360 to market, sourcing the products from the most trusted manufacturers with the highest ratings. Soon an esteemed crop of experts will be collaborating on manufacturing BioFit 360 products using industrial hemp organically grown in the Hughes Citrus orchard.

In addition to working with BioFit 360, Heather is the busy mother of three, is active in animal rescue, and in her rare moments of leisure, she enjoys early mornings with a good book and a cup of Irish Breakfast tea.





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Twitter: @BioFit360CBD

Australia and the Globalization of Medicinal Cannabis

Australia and the Globalization of Medicinal Cannabis

September 21, 2019




Asaf Katz the Co-founder and COO of Cannvalate, an Australia-based company that provides a number of services across the breadth of the medicinal cannabis community joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Cannabis Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Asaf Katz discuss the following:

  1. By way of brief background, tell our listeners about your involvement in the cannabis industry.
  2. Regarding the industry globally, what most interests you about the legalization of medicinal cannabis?
  3. In Australia, where medicinal cannabis is legal nationwide, what is the takeaway lesson for growers of cannabis in North America?
  4. Why is Australia’s legalization of medicinal cannabis a test case—or proof of concept—of the success of this industry?
  5. Finally, what else should our listeners know about Australia and the cannabis industry in general?

Asaf Katz is the Co-founder and COO of Cannvalate, an Australia-based company that provides a number of services across the breadth of the medicinal cannabis community. A serial entrepreneur, Asaf holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the University of Melbourne - Melbourne School of Business.





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Building a CBD Super Food Brand

Building a CBD Super Food Brand

September 18, 2019




Richie Harrington, CEO of Vaital Organics, a CBD super food brand joins eHealth Radio and the CBD and Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Richie Harrington discuss the following:

  1. Explain how Vaital Organics should be enjoyed.
  2. How does the CBD work?
  3. What are key ingredients in Vaital Organics?
  4. Who are some of your key advisors?
  5. What have you learned as you create this brand?

Richard “Richie” Harrington is the founder and CEO of Vaital Organics, a Los Angeles-based health and wellness company that is pioneering CBD-infused superfood supplements with an emphasis on healthier living.

Born and raised in Santa Monica and residing on the Westside for his entire life, Richie only moved away from Los Angeles to attend school and play football in Oregon. After a string of injuries ended his athletic career and left him with a great deal of post-surgery pain and inflammation, Richie turned to CBD and hemp products as an alternative to opioid medications. After college, Harrington continued to deal with the same issues and sought a way to take control of his health for good. That’s when he met Vaital co-founder, Reno Rollé Jr. Reno also used cannabis and hemp products as alternative medicines to fight the opioid epidemic and introduced Richie to superfoods as a holistic alternative to supplements and as a way to boost energy levels, improve overall wellness, and springboard himself into a better diet and exercise routine. Richie began to see cannabis products and superfoods as the perfect marriage: CBD for inflammation and pain management, as well as to level out brain activity, and superfoods to boost energy, metabolism and overall health and wellness. From this realization and partnership, Vaital Organics was born.

From the company’s conception in July of 2018, Richie has had to wear a lot of hats at Vaital. As founder and CEO, Richie is on the ground overseeing day-to-day operations, communicating with stakeholders, managing finances and sales all the way through the backend. Vaital is his passion, born out of a vision to create an alternative wellness solution that offered benefits that no other superfood or CBD product on the market could match.





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Instagram: @vaitalorganics



August 30, 2019




Jade Beutler, CEO at Emerald Health Bioceuticals, a global leader in the research and development of plant-based phytocannabinoids and the nutritional support of the human endocannabinoid system joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jade Beutler discuss the following:

  1. What is Emerald Health?
  3. How do Emerald products affect the endocannabinoid system?
  4. Talk to us about your new Endo Omega product and its benefits.
  5. What’s next in this new/emerging industry?

Jade Beutler is an accomplished natural products industry executive with a 25 year history of leading innovative and cutting-edge companies. During his career he has been responsible for the research, development, sales and marketing of several award-winning and best-selling natural products.

As CEO of Barlean’s Organic Oil he created Omega-Swirl, an Omega-3 emulsion that completely disrupted and reinvented the Omega-3 category. As CEO of Lignan Research, he won two biotechnology research grants in the development of Brevail, a recipient of a Komen Foundation grant for the prevention of breast cancer. Jade was honored as a recipient of the Ramzanov award in 2008 for excellence in product creation and innovation. He is the author of Understanding Fats & Oils, and Flax for Life.

Emerald Health Bioceuticals is a natural progression allowing him to practice his multidisciplinary skill set in one of the most exciting and promising frontiers of human health in the endocannabinoid system. Jade is a licensed health care practitioner with dual credentials in respiratory care, R.R.T. and C.R.T.T.





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Instagram: @emeraldhealthbioceuticals

Shoogies, Reducing the Stigma of Cannabis with a Cannabis-infused Sweetener

Shoogies, Reducing the Stigma of Cannabis with a Cannabis-infused Sweetener

June 8, 2019




Latham Woodward is Co-founder and CEO of Sense Distribution the Parent Company of Shoogies, that is on a mission to reduce the stigma of cannabis with a cannabis-infused sweetener joins eHealth Radio and the Cannabis & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Latham Woodward discuss the following:

  1. How is Shoogies changing the stigma of cannabis use?
  2. What is Shoogies infused sweetener different or unique to other products on the market?
  3. Who will benefit from Shoogies?
  4. How do you consumer Shoogies?
  5. What does the product replace in the market?
  6. Where is Shoogies available?

Latham Woodward is Co-founder and CEO of Sense Distribution the Parent Company of Shoogies. Latham has set his sights outside traditional cannabis consumption and founded the company to bring a low dose, tolerable, non-offensive, non-obtrusive, portable cannabis product to the greater public. Latham aims to eliminate the stigma and judgmental attitudes surrounding cannabis use and offer a new level of accessibility to incorporate cannabis into our daily lives.




Latham has over three decades of manufacturing and sales experience, previously serving as chief financial officer of Baker Marble and Granite for nearly 25 years.

Latham has also served in leadership roles for a variety of companies including Calagave, Maric Group Bakewood Properties, Laughing Glass Cocktails, VingGo, and Wine Wise Selections, and was also a long-serving member of the board of directors for the West Oakland Chamber of Commerce. Latham studied English Literature at the University of Oregon.




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What Society Needs to Be Aware of As States Continue to Legalize

What Society Needs to Be Aware of As States Continue to Legalize

August 28, 2018




Dr. Antoine Kanamugire, a Canadian medical doctor specializing in psychiatry that discusses the unknown dangers of recreational marijuana joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Antoine Kanamugire discuss the following:

  1. How does marijuana work in the brain? What are the side effects and long term results of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and suicide?
  2. What does society need to know about the impacts of marijuana in children and young adults? How do you discuss this issue with them?
  3. What are the risk factors of falling into addiction of marijuana and other drugs?
  4. How does marijuana affect the professional and social aspects of people's lives?
  5. Can you please explain the difference between medical marijuana and recreational marijuana?


Dr. Antoine Kanamugire, M.D. is a Canadian medical doctor, specializing in psychiatry. He pursued a bachelor's degree in biology in Pittsburgh, USA, then went to Canada where he completed a medical degree at the University of Sherbrooke and then a specialty in psychiatry at the University of Montreal. He is a consultant psychiatrist in outpatient clinics, in the Emergency Department and for mental health first line teams in Montreal suburbs.





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Second Annual Cannabliss Retreat in Joshua Tree, September 28 - October 2, 2017

Second Annual Cannabliss Retreat in Joshua Tree, September 28 - October 2, 2017

September 12, 2017




Sari Gabbay aka MizzCannabiz who is a cannabis entrepreneur who owns the creative agency Redefining Cannabis, & is the Founder and CEO of Cannabliss Retreats and partner of KARE joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Sari Gabbay discuss the following:

  • How is this retreat important for people who are curious about cannabis?
  • What is the focus of the KARE - kannabis accreditation regulation and education and why is it so crucial in our society today?
  • What other wellness benefits will people receive at the retreat?
  • Every retreat has a mission, what is the overall mission of the retreat?
  • Take us through a sample itinerary so guests can know what to expect...
  • Where is the location of the event?
  • What other retreats do you have planned coming up?
  • How can people attend?


Kannabis Certification and Accreditation Program KARE To Launch At Second Annual Cannabliss Retreat in Joshua Tree With Headliner Citizen Cope (9.28.17 - 10.2.17)

KARE - Kannabis Accreditation Regulation and Education - the first standardization certification program is launching at the second Cannabliss Retreats September 28 - October 2, 2017 in Joshua Tree.  All guests attending the 5-Day retreat will be KANNA-KARETM certified, a program developed by Dr. Ira Price a leader in Cannabinoid Medicine for the past 7 years. By obtaining this certification industry advocates, professionals, employees and patients will receive knowledge standards and a certification process that will improve the application of a unique and complex medicine, so that patients can further understand their health, backed by Dr. Price’s evidence and research. This allows people to know their medicine and make the proper recommendations and decisions that serve the greater wellness good.

Guests will get the full blissed-out experience, through education, gourmet medicated and non medicated food, creative workshops, sacred ceremonies, sound baths, yoga, meditation, hiking in the desert, and full access to the festival.  The guests will have the opportunity to learn about the plants and themselves through their experiences of connecting with a variety of plant medicines, expanding their mind, awakening their spirit and strengthening their body.  In addition to cannabis they will be hosting ceremonies which will include; Cacao and other various conscious awakening herbs.

 “The first cannabliss retreat was an incredible event and an amazing personal experience! from the organizers to the retreat guests to the daily visitors, everyone had a wonderful time.  it felt like we were all part of a brand new movement full of infinite possibility.  the seminars, the yoga, and the lifelong connections that we made were all revelatory, and the food was a definite highlight of the week.  cannabis has the potential to change the world, and this retreat was a sample of what that could look like.  i will undoubtedly attend cannabliss retreats in the future, and look forward to be a citizen of the blissful new world that that they are helping create!” - Michael Debernardi, Cannabliss retreat guest

The food will be primarily organic, family style, catered by the company GrassFed, who specialize in pop-up cannabis social dining experiences, featuring culinary master chef Gladys Nyoth, who infuses her African influence with farm- to-table style cooking with cannabis to create the ultimate elevated pallet enhancing experience.

Cannabliss Retreats have partnered with a solid roster of sponsors who are excited to co-create this experience with their guests.  Sponsors currently include: Esoteric Edibles, Redefining Cannabis, Synergy Health, FlowKana, Medicine Box, hmbldt, Marley Natural, Bloomfield, Fiddlers’ Greens, B-Edibles, Buz Meraki, Babinka, Redwoods Farms and many more sponsors are jumping on board rapidly.

As a spin off of the retreat a give-back initiative will also be launching called Set Free Soldier.  This upcoming day event will be sponsored by Cannabliss Retreats and Soul Line Solutions to create a platform of resources, offering people and primarily VETS who suffer from PTSD to gain alternative healing through experiential education, industry experts, and plant medicine products and information.

“If we aren’t focusing on healing the ones who need it the most then we are not working hard enough to change the stigma” Says Lane Carlson - Co-Founder of Set Free Soldier


Founded by Sari Gabbay aka Mizz Cannabiz, with the intention of creating an experience that awakens consciousness and educates the masses about the benefits of cannabis and plant medicines. Sari Gabbay has had over 14 years experience in building brands for lifestyle companies two years ago transitioned her business into a cannabis creative agency called Redefining Cannabis.  Through her passion for awakened consciousness, wellness and cultivating her connections she created the brand Cannabliss Retreats.  Sari partnered with Dr. Ira Price who developed the KARE certification program, to create the ultimate educational platform, through experience, enjoyment and complete and total wellness. Their vision is to expand this into a retreat center that offer education and integrated methods to understand the most beneficial, personalized use of cannabis.  


“This is growing into its own entity, it has now become an experience that is co-created by industry leaders and influencers who believe in the mission and are a big part of curating conscious community with cannabis. We are bringing education, conscious awareness, excitement and ceremony to the masses and showing the world how precious and healing cannabis is.  Everyday is an opportunity to wake up” - Sari Gabbay



Retreat Location:
Joshua Tree Sept 28 - Oct 2


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