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The Use of Art as a Healing Modality

The Use of Art as a Healing Modality

August 14, 2016


Julie Rekha and Founder of Art Expedia, The Art Lover’s Community where she advocates the use of art as a healing modality joins eHealth Radio and the General Health Channel.


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

  • How is art a health benefit?
  • Do colours influence a person’s wellbeing?
  • What form of art can be explored to feel well?
  • What if a person has no interest in creating art?
  • How does one choose a painting to ponder and admire?


Duration: 13:33


Julie Rekha is an abstract and inspirational artist with an eye for beauty and the ability to ignite the senses with colours. Her passion has helped many people use art as a feel well mechanism. Expanding on her mission to heal the world she is also bringing together a growing number of Australian and international artists on artexpedia.com. It is a place for artists and interior designers to showcase their work and bring awareness to everything that is Art related.


Website: ArtExpedia.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julierekha.com.au
Twitter: @artexpedia

The Benefits of Telehealth in Mental Health, for Those New to the Concept

The Benefits of Telehealth in Mental Health, for Those New to the Concept

August 13, 2016


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor again joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health and Telemedicine Channels to discuss the benefits of Telehealth in Mental Health, for fhose new to the concept.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us what Telehealth is, when it comes to mental health, and what a person could expect during a session with you?
  • What types of issues lend themselves to Telehealth?
  • What types of issues would not be appropriate for telehealth, and require a different level of care. 
  • What are some benefits a person can experience with Telehealth?
  • What would you tell someone who is leery, or on the fence about giving Telehealth a chance?


Duration: 8:57


Dr. Nikki Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois.


She is the Head of Clinical Development for www.DrNikkiMartinez.com, where she can be reached if you are interested in individual or couples work with her. She is an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, Everydaypowerblog, Older Dating, Success Stories, and a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She just published her first 8th book through Amazon.com.


Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNikkiMartinez
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

9 Keys to Achieving Optimal Health

9 Keys to Achieving Optimal Health

August 12, 2016


Dr. Jim LaValle, Founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Jim LaValle discuss the following:

  • What are some of the main causes of poor overall health, i.e. constantly getting the cold or flu, high cholesterol, obesity, etc.?
  • In your book, "Cracking the Metabolic Code, 9 Keys to Optimal Health,"  you say that the issues are not found in simply one organ, but in several parts of the body (often times in twos and threes), what do you mean by this?
  • What are the 9 keys to optimal health?
  • So many men and women result to prescription drugs to resolve a variety of medical issues, however, according to your book "Nutritional Costs of Drugs," prescription drugs cause our bodies to loose important nutritions. What are some ways to combat these losses and maintain good nutritional health?
  • If there was one "magic pill" that could solve some of our most serious health problems, what would it be?


Duration: 20:44


James LaValle, is a nationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board certified clinical nutritionist, founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises, Inc., a web platform and practice solution enterprise, launching AIR Support and the Metabolic Code Assessment. In addition,  he founded an Practices at Progressive Medical Center in Orange County, CA.  In 2001 he founded and operated LaValle Metabolic Institute, an interdisciplinary medicine facility in Cincinnati for the past 15 years (sold in 2014) where he served thousands of patients using his metabolic model for health. He also founded Integrative Health Resources 15 years ago, which is focused as a natural products industry consulting company. James has 27 years’ experience integrating natural therapies into various medical and business models. James is probably best known for his expertise in natural therapeutics application and drug/nutrient depletion issues and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. As such he has written hundreds of articles for a variety of industry journals and publications, and has lectured for thousands of healthcare professionals and consumer audiences globally on these topics. He was a founding author of the NHI on Demand database and spearheaded the Lexi Comp databases relating to natural therapeutics.


He is author of 16 e books and 20 books including the most recently released, Your Blood Never Lies, as well as his best seller, Cracking the Metabolic Code, along with Smart Medicine for Healthier Living, Nutritional Cost of Drugs and The Cox 2 Connection. He was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine and was one of only nine Americans selected to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau. LaValle served as the nutrition correspondent for Body Shaping, the number one fitness show on ESPN II in the late 1990’s. Jim is a favorite interviewee for the media related to natural care, and has done well over 500 media appearances in T.V. and radio.


LaValle served as an adjunct associate professor at Cincinnati College of Pharmacy for over 14 years and currently serves as Adjunct Professor in Metabolic Medicine at the University of South Florida Medical School. He is also affiliated with George Washington University as the course director in systems biology and clinical lecturer.  He currently is an instructor for the Fellowship for Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Fellowship, which trains physicians and other health care professionals on the application of natural therapies into their contemporary practices.


Industry Highlights include: Most recently in 2014, his company MCE, Inc., has established business development ventures with Metagenics, The Poliquin Group, Wakunaga of America, and AML Labs.  In 2010 his company IHR entered into a venture with Life Time Fitness, the largest publicly traded fitness company in the US (NASDAQ: LTM), providing nutrition and metabolism expertise and developing Life Time’s national nutrition education, protocol design and product development initiatives related to weight loss and prevention. This entailed educating close to 2000 fitness trainers, 100 dieticians and reaching some 1.2 million Life Time fitness members.



Website: www.kyolic.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KyolicAGE
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KyolicUSA

Strength Training for Women

Strength Training for Women

August 7, 2016


Jay Kali an Online Specialist in Strength & Conditioning at Kali Coaching that helps women get stronger physically and mentally even without a gym joins eHealth Radio and the Fitness and Mental Health Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jay Kali discuss the following:

  • What are some commonly believed myths about strength training for women?
  • What are the benefits women get from strength training? 
  • The most surprising fact people dont know about strength training? What would that be?
  • So your saying women should ONLY strength train? 
  • What do you feel is stopping women back from strength training?


Duration: 5:50


After growing up in struggling single parent family, Jay was never taught the basics of health and fitness. He never exercised and grew up always shopping in the husky section for clothes until he joined the military.


After being deployed twice (Iraq ’04, Egypt ’05) Jay was honorably discharged in 2006.


He was quickly accepted into the Federal Bureau of Prisons where he was able to start fine tuning his love for training others. Jay began teaching others how to train and get into the best shapes of their lives using the techniques he learned and used himself.


In 2012 Jay decided to seize an opportunity and moved to Cancun, MX to open the first of its kind fitness facility. Since then he has earned his certifications as a Specialist in Strength and Conditioning, as well as a Certified Fitness Trainer, both earned through the International Sports Science Association. Jay is also a 300-Certified Yoga Teacher in Power Yoga from Aura Wellness Center.


Jay is currently on a mission to help women all over the world get stronger physically and mentally, even if they don't have time to make it to the gym.



Websites:
www.kalicoaching.com
www.kalicoaching.com/free-trial


Social Media Links:
Facebook: fb.com/thekalicoaching
Twitter: twitter.com/KaliCoaching

The Dangers We Face in a Technology Driven World

The Dangers We Face in a Technology Driven World

August 4, 2016


Dr. Lisa Strohman, the Founder and Director of the Technology Wellness Center, one of the first organizations to address the global issue of technology addiction and overuse joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health, Psychology and Technology Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Lisa Strohman discuss the following:

  • Tell us about your background in the field and what inspired you to specialize in technology addiction.
  • We all use technology, whether it is professionally or recreationally; what are signs that you have crossed the line into unhealthy use and addiction?
  • We learned from a recent interview that you worked with a middle school where 30% of its students were suspended due to some inappropriate text messages. Can you tell us a little more about this & why parents should be concerned?
  • Parent's biggest concern with their child's internet use was once cat phishing and online predators, is sexting the next upward battle?
  • You are about to release an online program called The Digital Citizens Academy, can you tell us more about that and how parents/teachers can bring it to their schools?


Recognizing the growing challenges parents now face with their children, and the increasingly serious issues her young patients are dealing with due to our growing dependency on technology, inspired Dr. Strohman to launch the Technology Wellness Center, which she co-founded with Dr. Melissa Westendorf JD, PhD in 2014.


After growing up in California, Dr. Strohman attended the University of California, Davis, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. She then completed a joint, integrated program in law and Psychology at Villanova and Drexel Universities, where she met Dr. Westendorf.


During her undergraduate career, Dr. Strohman gained experience as a lead program coordinator with Families for Early Autism Treatment (FEAT), as a family reunification therapist and a hospice counselor. While attending graduate school, she performed research in substance abuse, risk communication and child abduction. Her avid interest in public policy earned her the honor of becoming a legislative intern for Congress. She was also selected as an honors intern with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and invited to become a visiting scholar with the FBI’s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime division as she completed her dissertation.


After earning her Juris Doctorate, Strohman worked at a large law firm, while completing her residency at the Arizona State Hospital in both a clinical and forensic rotation in clinical psychology. She eventually settled back into her counseling practice as the clinical psychologist with Lifescape Medical Associates, where she utilizes her training in cognitive behavior therapy to help patients.


In addition to establishing the Technology Wellness Center, Dr. Strohman and Dr. Westendorf developed an assessment test (TUC) to help parents identify if their child is at risk from technology overuse. The two have also co-authored a book, Unplug: Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World, published in July 2015.


In an effort to educate parents, caregivers and students, Dr. Strohman frequently speaks at schools, parent organizations and with students to help raise awareness and offer preventative tools and resources. She is also frequently featured in the media as an expert source for issues related to technology use and behavior.


Dr. Strohman is married to her high school sweetheart, Dr. William Strohman and is a devoted mom to their two children.



Website: www.technologywellnesscenter.com

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.”



Website: www.masteringmentalhealth.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masteringmentalhealth


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Forming habits to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle

Forming habits to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle

May 21, 2016


Heather Arora the founding CEO of Purple Plant, a nutrition focused, interactive wellness program using full, on-site smoothie bars as the vehicle to create a happy, healthy and vibrant workplace joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Nutrition Channels.


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

  • Tell us your foundation story. How did you start learning about health - how did you become passionate about this topic?
  • What habits have you formed to ensure you live a healthy lifestyle?  
  • How do you balance time for physical and mental health? 
  • Do you maintain a special diet - avoid or prefer certain foods that help you stay on track with your health goals?  
  • How are you thinking about changing or maintaining your habits as you age?


Tip: Find habits, activities and foods that are fun and enjoyable and healthy. Create a win-win health focused life. 


Heather Arora is the founding CEO of Purple Plant and has bootstrapped the company since starting it in 2011. She is a recognized expert in product development, customer experience, workplace culture, wellness programs, sales and leadership.


As Founder and CEO, Heather has successfully built full-time “in house” smoothie bars at the University of San Francisco and Square Headquarters. She has developed long-standing  catering relationships and partnerships with companies including DataSift, Yammer, Skype, Craigslist, Tagged, box, Macys, Hotel Tonight, RocketFuel & many more.


Purple Plant is dedicated to hiring and training employees in nutrition and creating pathways for them to becoming professional dietitians and nutritionists. It builds full wellness offerings tailored to millennials, through healthy smoothie bar services.



Website: www.purpleplantblends.com


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purpleplantblends
Twitter: @prplplantblends


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Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care

Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care

May 1, 2016


Tamar Krebs, Founder and CEO of Group Homes Australia, a new concept in aged care, dementia care which offers a social, supportive and welcoming environment that values independence and living life to the fullest, and feels like home joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Mental Health & Senior Care Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Tamar Krebs discuss the following:

  • How is Group Homes Australia different from other aged or dementia care providers in Australia?
  • Why did you start Group Homes Australia?
  • What questions should one ask when they are looking for an aged/dementia care home/environment?
  • Does Group Homes Australia offer high care? How many residents are there and how many care givers?
  • Does the person need to move when they become more frail?
  • Why should a family choose Group Homes Australia for their loved one?


Duration: 8:16


Our commitment at GHA and to each resident is to walk the entire journey each day, from beginning to end.


Our mission is to ensure that people living with dementia also live with dignity.


We achieve this by providing homes that look like, smell like and are like real homes.


Group Homes Australia recognises that today's generation of older Australians want something more than traditional aged care homes. They, and their families, want accommodation that provides high levels of respect and personal care combined within a warm, friendly environment.


Because we limit resident numbers in each of our houses to between 6 and 10 people, we are able to deliver care ratios that are usually one carer to every three residents, which is far higher than most aged care facilities are able to provide.


In this environment, we focus on our residents' abilities, not disabilities.  Our residents go on accompanied visits to local shopping centres; they visit hairdressers, buy food and, if they wish, may use our fully equipped kitchens to make favourite dishes – all with carer assistance.


These nurturing factors fit with our philosophy which is to provide new – and better – choices for older Australians; something we have been doing successfully since we opened in 2011.


Group Homes Australia provide a safe, pleasant, and enjoyable environment for every resident. To that end, we stimulate resident interest, personal satisfaction and well-being … and we encourage independence by showing respect for each individual's dignity and pursuit of enjoyable living.


Above all, we provide peace-of-mind to both our residents and their loved ones.



Website: www.grouphomes.com.au


Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Group-Home-Australia
Twitter: @GroupHomesAus


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Natural Treatment of Depression

Natural Treatment of Depression

April 28, 2016


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental HealthTeleMedicine Channels discussing natural treatments of depression.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • What made you want to investigate natural remedies for depression?
  • Who would these tools and techniques best serve?
  • What are some of the tools and tips you could give the listener to naturally help with depression?
  • How can therapy help with naturally treating depression? What might you work on?
  • Is this subject a part of the chronic health book you wrote available on amazon? Why did you feel it was important to include this?


Duration: 8:30


Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her predoctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is a Professional Psychologist, an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, everyday Power Blog, several other publications, and is a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She works as a consultant on medical cases, as well as tund trainings for others. She has recently published 4 books.


Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez

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Is Mind Reading Ruining Your Marriage?

Is Mind Reading Ruining Your Marriage?

April 24, 2016


Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Mental Health & Relationship Channels discussing "Mind Reading" within a relationship.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Nikki Martinez discuss the following:

  • This has been one of the most popular articles you have written. What gave you the idea?
  • What is "Mind-Reading: in a relationship?
  • What should people ask themselves to know if they are doing this?
  • What can they do to stop doing it?
  • How much have you seen relationships improve when people stop mind reading, and start using these tools? Is this covered in your couples book available on Amazon?


Duration: 7:29


Dr. Nicole Martinez received her Masters and her Doctorate from Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and completed her predoctoral and post-doctoral fellowship at Gateway Foundation in Lake Villa, Illinois. She is a Professional Psychologist, an Adjunct Professor for 2 graduate programs, a Blogger for the Huffington Post, everyday Power Blog, several other publications, and is a Contributor to the Chicago Tribune. She works as a consultant on medical cases, as well as tund trainings for others. She has recently published 4 books.


Links:
Website: www.DrNikkiMartinez.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-martinez-35b36231
Twitter: @DrNikkiMartinez


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