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UStrive, Manufacturing Washable Face Masks and other Personal Protective Equipment in Los Angeles

UStrive, Manufacturing Washable Face Masks and other Personal Protective Equipment in Los Angeles

July 10, 2020

 

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Scott Wilson, President of UStrive Manufacturing, a Los Angeles based garment maker specializing in knitwear and is the first and only vertical clothing in manufacturer in North America to be certified to both the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange’s Organic Contact Standard (OCS), the world two leading organic textile standards joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Healthcare Channels. Most recently, UStrive has begun manufacturing washable face masks and other personal protective equipment in Los Angeles for the government, large corporations and other institutions.


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

  1. Your company started out as a garment maker specializing in knitwear and you’ve currently added PPE to your manufacturing line up, how does a t-shirt manufacturer end up making PPE for medical and non-medical use?
  2. How easy was it to transition your manufacturing plant into making the organic washable face masks and what kind of volume are you doing each month?
  3. You’re currently the only manufacturer that can state your masks our organically dyed, why is that? What makes your face masks better than the run of the mill cloth masks being made by a ton of companies?
  4. Being sustainable is a big part of what you do, can you give me some examples of how sustainability is core to your business practices/manufacturing processes?
  5. Are you working on any other new products in the PPE space and is UStrive Manufacturing in it for the long haul?
  6. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of us, and as we move into the phase of post COVID-19, what things have you learned as a good steward of the community and environment?

 

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UStrive Manufacturing is a Los Angeles based garment maker specializing in knitwear and is the first and only vertical clothing in manufacturer in North America to be certified to both the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Textile Exchange’s Organic Contact Standard (OCS), the world two leading organic textile standards. USTRIVE enables brands to meet both Made in American and organic criteria throughout their entire supply chair from cut and sew to dyeing, finishing, screen printing, embroidering, packaging and storage-all within 12 miles.

In early 2020, USTRIVE ventured into the PPE space in developing a line of general purpose organically dyed washable face masks for adults & children during the COVID-19 pandemic; a reusable 2-ply general purpose masks begin with a cotton jersey inner layer coupled with a woven outer layer of poplin fabric, held in place with straps made of a cotton-spandex blend manufactuered to Kaiser and FDA guidelines for non-clinical use at Kaiser Permanente; a general FDA approval for a 2 PLY Medline non-woven polypropylene material mask with a non-latex elastic ear strap for clinic and medical use, which is currently, manufactured to Kaiser and FDA guidelines.

Scott Harper Wilson, grow up in North County of San Diego. An avid surfer, when not riding waves, Scott was drawing waves. His love and inherited abilities to draw lead him into lifelong career in the apparel industry. His love to the ocean has made him lifelong advocate for the environment and sustainability.

With over 30 years in the apparel industry, Scott has done it all. In the 80’s Scott took surf and beachwear to the inner mountain west with Expressions; a small chain of retail stores in Utah and Idaho. In 1992 Scott went from retailer to manufacture with the opening of Tour Image, Inc, a design and manufacturing facility in north county of San Diego. Specializing in golf and ready to wear clothing, Tour Image quickly became a leading provider to the golf and Parks and Attraction industries. In 2000 Tour Image won Vendor of the Year from Disney Worldwide Attractions for shipping one year without a single reject or return. In 2003 Tour Image won the International Parks and Attractions Associations Design of the year for a t-shirt design created for LEGOLAND World Parks.

From 2012 to 2017 Scott was Vice President of JS Apparel, a knitwear specialist located in Carson, CA. As VP, Scott has taken JS Apparel from a “t-shirt” manufacture to one to leading provider of fashion knit with sales of over 100 million dollars a year.

An advocate for sustainable ethical manufacturing, Scott does a lot of public speaking on the subject, and serve on the board of several related organizations including the advisory board of Cal Poly of Pomona. Scott is always working on ways to make the industry more sustainable, specifically reducing energy and water consumption associated with current printing and dyeing procedures.


Website: https://ustrivemfg.com

How to Choose the Best Gluten Free Products for an Allergy Free, Yet Delicious Life

How to Choose the Best Gluten Free Products for an Allergy Free, Yet Delicious Life

July 8, 2020

 

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Michel Tierney, the Founder and CEO of Mikey’s LLC, a company dedicated to delivering wholesome and healthy products that contain a short list of identifiable ingredients joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Gluten Free Channels. At Mikey’s they only use the best, simplest ingredients to deliver products you can love at trust. The portfolio of baked goods ranges from English Muffins and Tortilla’s to Pizza Crusts and handheld Pizza Pockets.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Michel Tierney discuss the following:

  1. Tell me why you founded Mikey’s?
  2. I understand you are a chef – how did that impact you creating a Paleo friendly, Gluten free and sometimes Keto friendly line of products?
  3. You recently launched two new products in the Pockets line – tell me about those and why you fell the Mikey’s pockets fill a need?
  4. Do most people who follow a gluten free diet have Celiac Disease or do you think it is more for lifestyle and health reasons?
  5. What do people need to know or be aware of when choosing gluten free products

Tip: Not all gluten free products are made equal – just because they are gluten free –does not mean they are healthy. Read labels carefully and choose products that are not only gluten and allergy free but all have clean ingredients and taste good.

 

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Michel Tierney is the Founder and CEO of Mikey’s LLC, a company dedicated to delivering wholesome and healthy products that contain a short list of identifiable ingredients. Michael foundered the company in October of 2015. At Mikey’s we only use the best, simplest ingredients to deliver products you can love at trust. Our portfolio of baked goods ranges from English Muffins and Tortilla’s to Pizza Crusts and handheld Pizza Pockets. To date, Mikey’s has 17 SKUs that are sold in more than 8,000 retail locations in North America. Mikey’s is currently carried at retailers ranging from Sprouts Farmers Market and Whole Foods Market to Kroger and Target.

Tierney is also the Founder and CEO of Stuffed Puffs, LLC. Founded in 2019, Tierney created the first commercially viable chocolate-filled marshmallow confection. Stuffed Puffs are perfect for s’mores as they melt from the inside out when roasted over a fire. Stuffed Puffs launched at retail in May of 2019 at more than 2,100 Walmart locations throughout the Untied States. Since launching, Stuffed Puffs has garnered mass media attention for the likes of Good Morning America, The Jimmy Kimmel Show, Delish, PopSugar and many more. Stuffed Puffs have rapidly grown at Walmart expanding to over 4,000 storefronts and have become the number one selling marshmallow in aa number of markets. Tierney has also brought DJ Marshmello and his Manager, Moe Shalizi, into the company as an equity partners who will help the company build brand awareness on a global scale.

Prior to these two ventures, Tierney’s background lies in the world of fine dinning. Tierney worked though the kitchens of both The French Laundry in Napa Valley, CA and Eleven Madison Park in New York, NY. Both restaurants hold the coveted acclaim of being awarded three Michelin stars. The French Laundry and Eleven Madison Park are both riddled with other accolades and have both spent time on the 50 Best List as Best Restaurant in the World and Best Restaurant in North America, respectively.

Tierney graduated with honors from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY with his Bachelors degree in Culinary Arts Management in 2010 but his culinary journey started long before that. At the age of thirteen, Tierney began volunteering his time washing dishes at a Sur La Table teaching kitchen in exchange for a chance to learn from the guest chefs the school brought in, ranging from Food Network stars to Martha Stewart. By fourteen he was assistant teaching the classes. During his tenure at Manhasset High School, Tierney spent his evenings and weekends assistant teaching culinary classes at a local Viking Range Cooking School. Tierney is a native to Long Island, New York and now resides in Bethlehem, PA.

 

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Website: www.eatmikeys.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: instagram.com/Mikeys 
Twitter: twitter.com/eatMikeys 
Facebook: facebook.com/EatMikeys

How to Love Yourself with James Purpura

How to Love Yourself with James Purpura

July 6, 2020

 

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Powerful-U Creator (the world’s first personal evolution company), Award-Winning Filmmaker + Co-Author of "PERCEPTION: Seeing Is Not Believing," James Purpura joins eHealth Radio and the Depression and Mental Health Channels to talk about "How to Love Yourself." He has created a documentary along with a book both with the same title, PERCEPTION: Seeing Is Not Believing.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest James Purpura discuss the following:

  1. What is the premise behind Powerful-U and what is the first step in loving yourself?
  2. Why do we sometimes not see ourselves as others see us?
  3. How can we know how others truly perceive us?
  4. Why do some of us seem to be inherently negative, and others eternally optimistic
  5. How do we change? And does change always have to be painful?

 

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PERCEPTION: Seeing Is Not Believing” Synopsis — James and Steph Purpura’s journey of transformation is nothing short of extraordinary. Before they met 15 years ago, their lives had hit rock bottom. Each was financially, emotionally, and spiritually bankrupt. At the lowest point in their lives, they met and shared a vision of creating a life beyond their wildest dreams. They helped each other to personally evolve, clearing away barriers to self-fulfillment, using the power of perception to change self-limiting beliefs, enabling them to better sense and take advantage of opportunities. Shortly after meeting, Steph wrote James' first resume and taught him how to send an email. This initiated an unlikely but highly successful career in the technology industry.

Fast forward more than a decade, and their personal philosophy around perception had further evolved, along with the rapid growth in their tech company, until its sale gave them the freedom to begin helping others full time. With their seminar company, Powerful U, they are now sharing their accumulated knowledge so that personal development can be made affordable and accessible for all seekers.

We highly recommend viewing the film prior to the interview, which will definitely help the conversation. While many of us are on lock down during this pandemic, James is gifting a free film download for all who hope to benefit from its messaging.


Movie Link: Click HERE
Password: power4u

Addressing the Foe Behind Covid-19 Deaths: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Addressing the Foe Behind Covid-19 Deaths: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

July 2, 2020

 

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Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia, also an Endowed professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and also the CEO of Aqualung Therapeutics, an early-stage biotech firm working on developing immune-focused therapeutic antibodies for patients suffering from disorders characterized by acute and chronic lung and systemic inflammation joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Respiratory Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Joe G.N. Garcia discuss the following:

  1. You have devoted your career to lung health. Can you tell us about yourself Dr. Garcia?
  2. Can you describe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)? Who is at most risks?
  3. How does the Coronavirus make treating ARDS so challenging?
  4. Tell us about your new company, Aqualung Therapeutics. What is your approach towards addressing ARDS?
  5. Where do you now stand as far as research? When do you believe this treatment will be made available to patients and would it be in time for the next outbreak of COVID-19 or other pandemics?

 

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Joe G. N. "Skip" Garcia, MD, a world-renowned pulmonary physician-scientist, an endowed professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, who heads the Garcia Lab at the University of Arizona and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. A noted health administrator, scholar and educator, Dr. Garcia also is a leading authority on the genetic basis of lung disease and the prevention and treatment of inflammatory lung injury.


Website: www.aqualungtherapeutics.com

Five Myths to LGBTQ Parenting

Five Myths to LGBTQ Parenting

July 1, 2020

 

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Dr. Mark Leondires, a leading advocate for LGBTQ family-building equality, Medical Director and Founder of RMA of Connecticut and Gay Parents to Be, a leading global organization in LGBTQ family-building, busts five common myths to LGBTQ parenting joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Mark Leondires discuss the following:

  1. Many believe adoption is the only way for same sex LGBTQ single people and couples to have children. Is this true?
  2. Is it possible for both intended parents in a same-sex relationship to be genetically related to the same child?
  3. Do all sperm and egg donors have to stay anonymous?
  4. What should you base your choice of sperm or egg donor on besides looks?
  5. Are surrogates, also known as gestational carriers, related to the child she carries?

Dr. Mark P. Leondires is the Founder, Medical Director and Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and Gay Parents To Be (GPTB). He is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. In addition to serving as Chair of ASRM's LGBTQ Special Interest Group, he is currently a member of Resolve's Physician Council. Dr. Leondires has been selected as a Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" in CT & NY for five consecutive years.


Website: www.rmact.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: @RMACT
Twitter: @Fertility_RMACT


The beliefs, views, ideas, thoughts 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.

One of the few clinics in Chicago conducting COVID-19 screenings and the COVID antibody testing

One of the few clinics in Chicago conducting COVID-19 screenings and the COVID antibody testing

June 30, 2020

 

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Dr. Rinku Shah of the Clear Wellness Group, one of the few clinics in Chicago conducting COVID-19 screenings and the COVID antibody testing joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Mental Health Channels to talk about Mental Health Treatment and working during the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Rinku Shah discuss the following:

  1. You recently opened Clear Wellness Group with your husband. Tell me about your experience opening your clinic weeks before a global pandemic.
  2. You offer many treatments, one being Ketamine treatment. Can you tell more about this method and how it works.
  3. You were conducting COVID-19 screenings and now you are offering the COVID antibody testing. How does it feel to be one of the few clinics in Chicago offering this test and playing a large role in your city’s wellness?
  4. Are you still seeing your routine mental health patients via tele-health screenings?
  5. You are taking in new ADHD patients right now when many doctors and clinics are not seeing new patients, what made you open your doors to those in need?

 

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Dr. Rinku Shah and Dr. Manan Trivedi formed Clear Wellness Group with the intention of providing the community with great medicine. Medicine that focuses on disease prevention, as well as providing patients with a multidisciplinary support system.

Dr. Shah specializes in ADHD management, generalized anxiety disorder and chronic depression. She truly enjoys engaging with her patients and forming lasting relationships, a rarity in today’s impersonal medical world.

Dr. Trivedi also shares these values and utilizes his double board certifications to provide novel therapies including IV Ketamine, bringing relief to those suffering with mental health issues as well as those with chronic pain.

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Website: https://clearwellnessgroup.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/clearwellnessgroup
Instagram: instagram.com/clearwellnessgroup

Turn fear and circumstances into action, not waiting for others to solve the problem

Turn fear and circumstances into action, not waiting for others to solve the problem

June 29, 2020

 

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Doug Smith, a traveler, health nut and entrepreneur who owns multiple companies including True Nutrition that manufacture and retail dietary supplements and health foods joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Nutrition Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Doug Smith discuss the following:

  1. Why is nutritional customization key to ultimate well-being?
  2. You invest in sourcing quality ingredients versus packaging and marketing. Why did you make this decision? Does it benefit long-term?
  3. What is your favorite True Nutrition product?
  4. How has Covid-19 affected your business?
  5. You're a world adventurer. Describe a trip that ultimately resulted in you improving as a CEO when you returned home.

Douglas Smith is an adventurer/traveler/entrepreneur who perpetually lives outside of his comfort zone. He thrives on knowledge, especially when it comes to health and the undefined-ever changing landscape of nutrition, longevity and pushing physical limits.

After watching many people around him, including himself, suffer from the negative effects of poor nutrition, he took it into his own hands to learn everything there is to know about proper nutrition and physical/mental health.

Through his ongoing quest for knowledge and heightened consciousness of the effects of his own nutritional path and physical endeavors, he continues to pursue a mission to educate people on the largely untapped and immense potential of proper nutrition, physical movements and mental health.

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Website: www.truenutrition.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/dougsmithtncom 
Instagram: instagram.com/thedougsmith

Oral Health: Talking Clean & White Teeth with Josh “Snow” Elizetxe

Oral Health: Talking Clean & White Teeth with Josh “Snow” Elizetxe

June 25, 2020

 

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Josh Elizetxe aka Josh Snow is the 27-year-old founder of the world's most popular and highest selling oral teeth whitening company joins eHealth Radio and the Cosmetic Dental and Health News Channels to talk about his incredible teeth whitening product that has taken over America and helped us all to get much cleaner, whiter teeth.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Josh Snow discuss the following:

  1. Explain the science behind Snow's advanced formula and technology.
  2. Is it safe to use on dental work?
  3. If someone has sensitive teeth, can they use Snow?
  4. What are you planning for SNOW in 2020?

 

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JOSH ELIZETXE aka JOSH SNOW is the 27-year-old founder of the world's most popular and highest selling oral teeth whitening company, SNOW which is based out of Arizona.

Josh grew up completely poor living in the slums of Phoenix but graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2 years at ASU with a CIS degree and ever since then has been one of the top business leaders under 30 in our country, with celebrities like the Kardashians, Floyd Mayweather and others all being fans.

Additionally, his company now has co-owners in NFL player Rob Gronkowski and UFC legend Chuck Liddell. During the COVID-19 situation, his company gave back to small business owners across the United States and his products saw a huge increase with people wanting to clean their teeth at home + look great on video chats.


Website: trysnow.com

Social Media Links:
Instagram: @Snow
Facebook: facebook.com/snow

A Topical Gel that Reduces Inhalation of Harmful Airborne Contaminants

A Topical Gel that Reduces Inhalation of Harmful Airborne Contaminants

June 24, 2020

 

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Kanika Wahi, the Co-Founder and Co-Inventor of newly patented enhanced formulation of NasalGuard technology a division of Trutek joins eHealth Radio and the Allergy & Health News Channels. Trutek is a privately held company which has developed innovative airborne contamination prevention medical devices, nasal particle blockers and skincare products.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Kanika Wahi discuss the following:

  1. What is NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker?
  2. How does it work to block Airborne Allergens?
  3. Does it prevent a Virus or even the Coronavirus?
  4. And is it safe for children and pregnant women? Or to use with other Drugs?
  5. Tell me about the “Breathe Easier Donation” program.

 

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NasalGuard® Airborne Particle Blocker® is an electrostatic topical nasal gel that prevents airborne particles from entering the nose. The product is drug-free and safe for children, the elderly, pregnant or nursing women, and those concerned about potential drug interactions with other medications.

During these uncertain times, NasalGuard is a unique product that can help people protect themselves from harmful airborne particles! Healthcare workers on the front lines of the pandemic, physicians and other medical personnel, are in desperate need of creative solutions amidst the lack of personal protective gear and supplies that help block harmful airborne pathogens. To help support healthcare workers on the front lines, NasalGuard Airborne Particle Blocker is launching the “Breathe Easier Healthcare Workers Donation Program". Through the program, NasalGuard is offering free donations to any health care professional that would like to try NasalGuard gel for themselves, their hospital or requests are considered and all that is needed is a statement of profession, doctor office/hospital, and quantity needed.

Requests can be emailed to Shaheda at sashtekar@nasalguard.com or by going to www.nasalguard.com.


Website: www.nasalguard.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://facebook.com/NasalGuard 
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nasalguard

When to Seek Therapy or Professional Psychiatric Help

When to Seek Therapy or Professional Psychiatric Help

June 22, 2020

 

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Dr. Casey Noreika of Clarity Clinic Chicago, a network of four outpatient facilities in the Greater Chicago area, that offer clinical psychiatry and therapy services joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Casey Noreika discuss the following:

  1. You treat people with a wide range of mental health conditions. What are the conditions you encounter most often?
  2. Your clinic in the Greater Chicago area has four locations. It's obviously successful. What sets it apart?
  3. What is your advice for how and when people should determine when they need to seek therapy or professional psychiatric help?
  4. What is the most common misconception about mental health care that you hear or read? How does that misconception prevent people from getting ahead?
  5. Nowadays, you hear many people describe themselves as anxious or struggling with anxiety. How have anxiety disorders become more prevalent than they were in the past?
  6. There are several mental health holidays/observances such as mental health awareness week, stress awareness month, etc. How important is it for people to recognize these observances?
  7. What are some tips to achieve/maintain optimal mental wellness?

 

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Dr. Casey Noreika holds a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. She specializes in working with middle aged and older adults, including geriatric individuals. She has experience working with a variety of anxiety based disorders, as well as stress management, adjustment difficulties, and depression.

 

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Website: https://claritychi.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/claritychi
Twitter: twitter.com/ClarityClinic_
Linkedin: linkedin.com/company/clarity-clinic-llc