The shadowy world of sports supplements

March 16, 2017
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Robert Tauler, managing partner at Tauler Smith, a Los Angeles attorney who protects the nutritional supplement market from people who openly sell illegal steroids and amphetamines as sports supplements joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Legal & Supplement Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Robert Tauler discuss the following:

  • Tell us a bit about problem of illegal steroids being sold right out in the open online and in sports nutrition stores. How big is the problem and what’s at stake?
  • How do these companies work and why can they operate so openly? Where’s the FDA in policing this problem?
  • What are the most common kinds of illegal supplements being sold right now, how do they work, and what are the risks and known side-effects? Do you know of any cases of someone suffering serious physical injury from illegal supplements that you can share with us?
  • How do you use the law to go after these bad actors? How effective have you been in getting the courts to force these people to take these poisons off the market?
  • Who is the market these people sell to? Can you tell us something about the buyers and the sellers? Who makes these supplements? Do the makers of these supplements have any medical backgrounds or qualifications that lets them experiment on customers with unapproved pharmaceutical research drugs?
  • How can unsuspecting people protect themselves from these substances? What should they know? How should they read a supplement’s label?

 

Los Angeles trial attorney Robert Tauler devotes the majority of his practice to nutritional supplement litigation, specifically eliminating steroid and amphetamine analogs from over-the-counter sports supplements. These drugs are sold openly in stores and online under all sorts of names with no warnings about side effects, whether the chemicals have been banned for human consumption, or whether they are outright illegal — as all steroids are without a doctor’s prescription.

In 2016, he was  awarded "Attorney of the Year" by the Los Angeles Westside Bar Association. In 2015 he obtained a $10 million jury verdict against a supplement manufacturer, which was among the top 25 highest verdicts in California that year.

Tauler, a native Californian, is a 2005 graduate from Harvard Law School. He was honored as an NCAA Big West Scholar-Athlete while an undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine, where he majored in political science and played on the Anteater’s nationally-ranked men’s volleyball team.

 

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Website: taulersmith.com

Breakthroughs in Managing Autism with Mitochondrial Supplements

March 1, 2017
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Dr. Suzanne Goh, Chief Medical Officer for MitoMedical, a US manufacturer of all natural supplements and leads her own practice in San Diego California joins eHealth Radio and the Autistic Syndrome Information & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Suzanne Goh discuss the following:

  • During your career as a physician what was the one event that has inspired you and shaped the work that you do?
  • For those of us who are not doctors what is mitochondria and how does it relate to autism?
  • What brought Michelle and her son to your office and how did you help them?
  • Tell us more about your work with these therapies. What kinds of changes have you seen in children with autism?
  • How does this kind of therapy fit in with other therapies that a child with autism might be getting? For any parents or family members who might be listening and interested in getting the best treatment for their child, can you give them any advice?
  • What tips can you offer parents that may be in a similar situation with a child that is on the spectrum, what should they do to give their child the best chance at living a normal life?

 

Dr. Suzanne Goh M.D. MBA., is the chief medical officer for MitoMedical, an all natural dietary supplements manufacturer that identifies state-of-the-art practices to use towards the development of effective products that support healthy mitochondrial function.

Dr. Goh is a board-certified pediatric neurologist with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of children with autism and other neurological conditions that impact brain development, cognition, and behavior. Before establishing Pediatric Neurology Therapeutics, her practice in San Diego California in 2013, Dr. Goh served as co-director of the Columbia University Developmental Neuropsychiatry Clinic for Autism and Related Disorders in New York City.

She is a Rhodes Scholar and a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Goh has collaborated with the world-renowned developmental psychologist Dr. Marion Blank to create ASD Language, a series of programs to teach meaningful language and communication to children with autism and other developmental disorders. She is also co-author of the book Spectacular Bond: Reaching the Child with Autism.

 

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Websites: http://mitomedical.com | GohMD.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mitomedical

Quality Nutraceutical Vitamins and Supplements for Today’s Busy Lifestyle

November 16, 2016
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Jim Rex, President and CEO of the GHT Companies, a leading firm in the research, manufacturing, and sales and distribution of nutraceutical products joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Nutrition Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Jim Rex discuss the following:

  • Tell us about The GHT Companies, what is that that you do?
  • So, you work with Founding Scientists... would you explain further on that and maybe provide some examples?
  • In regard to your Branded line companies, please take a moment to explain how Vibrant Nutraceuticals fits into the equation.
  • If I put you in the tough position of advocating just 3 products in the Vibrant Nutraceuticals line that you believe will provide outstanding benefit to the consumer, which ones would you choose at this time and why?

Duration: 13:29

Jim Rex, President and CEO of the GHT Companies, brings to the GHT Leadership Team a unique combination of business expertise. His skill set includes over 15 years as CFO, over 20 years as President/CEO, and the ability to draw on the experience of consulting with over 100 companies in the areas of strategy, finance and focused problem-solving.

Under Jim's leadership, the company clarified their organization, with four brand names -- Green Leaf Sciences, Health Specialties Manufacturing, Global Health Trax, and Vibrant Nutraceuticals -- under the umbrella of The GHT Companies. Each brand name, or division, serves a specific purpose within the marketplace.

Jim has taught undergraduate/graduate coursework in finance, accounting, strategy and leadership; and, has been retained by organizations throughout North America to teach specific programs on problem-solving and effective communication techniques.

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Websites: www.theghtcompanies.com | www.vibrantnutra.com

Hair Fact – Advanced Cyclical Dietary Supplements

November 16, 2016
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Dr. Rajesh Rajput from Zifam Pinnacle, a leading Australian owned and operated health supplements company which employs over 600 people worldwide and exports to 26 countries joins eHealth Radio and the Hair Loss Prevention, Health News and Supplement Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Rajesh Rajput discuss the following:

  • I understand that you conducted a study of cyclical therapy on 500 patients. Tell me a little more about the study and what results you saw.
  • Are there any topical solutions that people can use in conjunction with cyclical therapy to further stimulate healthy hair growth? How do they work and how often should they be applied?
  • You mentioned bad scalp hygiene. How can we maintain a healthy scalp? Is shampooing every day or so enough?
  • How do cyclical therapy supplements help people avoid fatigue and feel energetic?
  • Are there any key differences between male hair loss and female hair loss? How does cyclical therapy differ for men and women?

Duration: 9:49

Zifam Pinnacle began in 1997 by entrepreneur Chander Khanna after he acknowledged an absence of quality, affordable products in overseas markets. With the stringent Australian standards in mind, the company’s objective was to bestow these quality blends and export them overseas, mostly throughout Asian markets. The inaugural creation was an antioxidant complex which, once achieved, provides the foundation of good health. Now, nearly 20 years later, Zifam Pinnacle produces and exports over 100 specialities internationally that treat specific conditions to improve overall health.

As a manufacturer fulfilling Australian standards, Zifam is able to offer quality controlled products which confirms all produce leaving the factory is contrived within elite pharmaceutical grade standards. Zifam's merchandise is categorised into collections that care for children, women, men, and the family. The leading lines include Facia, a product that improves skin complexion; Max Dura, designed specifically to assist in male health; Tri Bull, benefiting sexual function and libido; Supravit a high potency sustained release tablet that aids in the maintenance of general wellbeing; B Active which revives during times of stress; Urisol, favoring cystitis relief; Emuflam supporting easement amid arthritic pain and Natocare, a compound composed specifically for pregnant and nursing mothers to administer all essential vitamins required for optimal health during pregnancy and breast feeding.

As Zifam Pinnacle's intrinsic creator, Chander continues to monitor each tablet that is manufactured and dispatched globally. Over the last 19 years, Zifam has adopted new techniques and formulations, some that have taken up to four years to develop.

In recent times the Zifam Pinnacle range has become available in Australia. Without neglecting their treasured international markets, Zifam has expanded their product distribution throughout Australia and now supplies leading pharmacies nationally. The Zifam vision is to evolve the Australian market by broadening the range of natural designs available for all ailments. With the majority of prescription medicine coming from China and India, Zifam remains absolute as an Australian owned and manufactured brand imparting enriched natural remedies.

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Website: http://zifampinnacle.com.au/shopfront

Facebook: facebook.com/ZifamPinnacleAustralia

How Essential Mints Help Solve Consumers’ 3 Greatest Concerns

September 7, 2016
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Donald M. Choi, President and Founder of VitaThinQ, Inc., a company committed to fostering good health through innovative products joins eHealth Radio and the Health News & Supplement Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Donald M. Choi discuss the following:

  • Essential Mints launched in June of this year.  Can you tell me about this product line?
  • What are the benefits of a chewable supplement vs. pill supplement?
  • What are the active ingredients in your Energizing and Fat Burner Peppermints?
  • How many Essential Mints products are currently available?
  • Are there plans to create additional flavors or functions of Essential Mints?
  • Where can our listeners purchase Essential Mints?


Duration: 8:29


The idea to build VitaThinQ originated when Choi's mother needed an easier delivery system for her supplements without the discomfort of swallowing pills while she was fighting colon cancer; he recognized an immense opportunity: a more enjoyable method for consumption of healthful supplements for all. VitaThinQ’s first venture is Essential Mints, a line of mints that deliver high-quality nutrition in the form of all-natural, delicious mints; flavors like Energizing Peppermint and Fat Burner Peppermint have launched this Summer 2016 online with in-store distribution coming soon.



Website: www.EssentialMints.com

9 Keys to Achieving Optimal Health

August 12, 2016
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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


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Can Garlic Reduce Our Risk of Heart Disease?

August 10, 2016
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Dr. Matthew Budoff, Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine; Director of Cardiac CT at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center joins eHealth Radio and the Cardiology and Heart Health Channels to discuss how to reduce the risk of heart disease.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Matthew Budoff discuss the following:

  • The CDC has called heart disease the leading cause of death for people of most ethnicities in the United States; why has heart disease become so prevalent here in the US?
  • What are the signs you or a loved one may be suffering from heart disease?
  • This year, The Journal of Nutrition published your study on Garlic and its effect on Heart disease. Can you tell us more about the study and the significance of your findings?
  • Does Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract have any symptoms comparable to prescription drugs such as calcium channel blockers, Antiplatelets, etc?
  • Why do you recommend Kyolic over other supplements?


Duration: 7:24


Matthew J. Budoff, M.D., FACC, is Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine and Director of Cardiac CT at the Division of Cardiology at the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Dr. Budoff received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as a fellowship in cardiology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.


Dr. Budoff is chief investigator in several active medical research trials and is a frequent lecturer on topics of cardiology at symposia, congresses and annual conferences on nearly every continent. He has authored or co-authored over 500 research papers, six books and 36 book chapters.


Dr. Budoff received the Einstein Award for Scientific Achievement from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK, and was awarded the Top Oral Abstract at the American Heart Association’s 2009 meeting. Most recently, he was named to the U.S. News & World Report list of Top Doctors for 2011.



Website: www.kyolic.com


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Bob Sandhu of Sandhu Products Discusses the Benefits of Herbal Products

February 7, 2016
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Bob Sandhu, CEO and Founder of Sandhu Products that produce natural herbal products that are safe and effective in delivering desired health benefits joins eHealth Radio & the Health News, Nutrition & Supplement Information Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Bob Sandhu discuss the following:

  • After receiving your formal education in botany and pharmacy and having engaged in farming activities growing up, how has your background influenced your understanding of plants and their cultivation?
  • What are the benefits of herbal and natural products as opposed to other supplements?
  • Can you give some examples of the medicinal properties of some of the herbs found in Sandhu Products?
  • Sandhu products encompass traditional Ayurvedic knowledge, how does this compare to Western medicine?


Duration: 11:05


With over 70 years of cumulative experience, the management and key personnel at Sandhu Products Inc. have a deep commitment and ever-growing passion to deliver quality products and services that fosters greater health, happiness, and wellness in our customers’ lives.


Bob was born in the State of Punjab, North India, in a farming family. In his early formative years, he grew up engaged in farming activities on a day-to-day basis, thereby accumulating and enriching his knowledge of plants and their cultivation. Bob received his major from Khalsa College, Amritsar (Punjab, North India), and later a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from the JSS College of Pharmacy, Ooty Niligiri (TamilNadu, South India). Formal education in the biological sciences, combined with the hands on experience in cultivation, gave Bob an in-depth knowledge of botanicals. After his formal education, Bob moved to the United States. With a sound understanding of natural products, he began his journey in the nutraceutical industry in the year 1996. Based out of Hercules, California, he marketed herbal teas across the United States and Canada. Visualizing the tremendous scope of herbal products and the ever-growing market of dietary supplements in the United States, Bob founded Sandhu Product Inc. in the year 2004.


With 17 years of wide-spread experience in the nutraceutical and as CEO of the organization, Bob brings to the table an intrinsic and hands on understanding of natural products, with a full knowledge of their health benefits and the ecological impact of their cultivation. In addition, Bob has a vision to make Sandhu Products one of the top organizations in the field of herbal and dietary supplements.


Being the son of a farmer himself, Bob always gives top priority to the welfare of the farming community and the larger community as well.



Website: www.sandhuproducts.com


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Twitter: @SandhuProducts

Don’t Pause For Relief From Menopause

July 17, 2015
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Michael Jeffers, CEO of Helios CORP, a privately owned, award-winning developer of science-based remedies, including estroG-100, which is scientifically developed for the purpose of providing relief from the symptoms of menopause joins eHealth Radio and the Female Health & Supplement Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Michael Jeffers discuss the following:

  • What is EstroG- 100?
  • What are the main ingredients you use and where are they sourced from?
  • What kind of testing has been done to ensure your product’s safety and efficacy?
  • What are the long-term benefits of EstroG?
  • What is the recommended daily dosage?
  • How do they compare to other treatments for the symptoms of menopause?
  • How accessible are your products?  Where can they be found?


Duration: 12:21


EstroG-100 is an all-natural, over the counter supplement composed of botanicals has been used for hundreds of years by women in Korea and China for menopausal symptom relief, and is now conquering the U.S. market. EstroG-100 employs a mixture of hot-water-extracted herbs, all of which have at least 400 years of documented usage in Asia.


Using the E-screen test, the industry standard in testing the effectiveness of each botanical, it’s proven to work 6 times faster (and safer) than any other alternative including black cohosh – the once sought-after herbal remedy for menopausal relief. Side effects reported by black cohosh users include the minor – cramping, nausea, headaches – to more severe claims such as blood clots and even liver damage. Clinical studies have shown EstrG-100 to be the best option in natural relief without the side effects:

  • Safe: No liver toxicity, weight gain, bleeding or estrogenic consequences- no artificial production of hormones
  • Fast working: 6 times faster than any other alternative 
  • Effective: Results in few as 7-14 days
  • All Natural: Completely non-toxic, composed of hot water extracts of 3 botanicals
  • Easily Accessible/Affordable: Available nationwide at stores including CVS and Walgreens
  • Tested and Classified NDI (new dietary ingredient) by the FDA



Website: www.estrog100.com

Recommendations for a basic supplement regimen with Dr. Sue Decotiis

July 7, 2015
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Dr. Sue Decotiis a multi-board certified physician based in midtown Manhattan who specializes in regenerative and functional medicine again joins eHealth Radio and the Health & Supplement Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Sue Decotiis discuss the following:

  • Describe functional medicine and regenerative  medicine. What do you do for your patients?
  • How would an appointment with you be different than the typical doctors office visit?
  • Tell me about the supplements you use in your practice ? How do you utilize them in patient care?
  • In the news there has been so much about poor quality sometimes even harmful supplements. How can the consumer be protected?
  • Can you give any recommendations for a basic supplement regimen to take for the average person out there, man woman middle age, etc.


Duration: 23:43


Sue G. DeCotiis, MD is Triple Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Obesity Medicine, Anti-aging / Regenerative Medicine and a New York State Licensed Physician in private practice for 20 years. She is also an attending physician at Beth Israel Medical Center as well as Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. DeCotiis obtained her medical degree from the New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. Her internship in Internal Medicine was completed at Lenox Hill Hospital, and her residency in Internal Medicine and Pathology were completed at Westchester County Medical Center and NYU Medical Center respectively. She is the author of A Woman’s Guide to Sexual Health, Pocketbooks (Simon and Schuster), and publishes a quarterly newsletter sent to all patients. A firm believer in the benefits of exercise, Dr. DeCotiis is an avid tennis player, kayaker and a beachcomber – and dog lover.


Website: www.drdecotiis.com