Extreme weather phenomena such as destructive storms, heatwaves, or blizzards strain on the electric grid. For National Preparedness Month, we are reminding families to proactively prepare for potential disasters, some of which might lead to extended power outages. MATT BLASHAW, HGTV host and homebuilding expert, partners with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), to share tips to safeguard your home and family before an extended power outage. Matt will share his own experience of living without power after a tornado caused a power outage in his community. This is an important reminder for your viewers during National Preparedness Month, and as the Fall and Winter seasons quickly approach. __ ____ __ SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Blashaw is a home improvement expert and former HGTV and DIY Network T.V. host. The Kansas City resident is building his construction business while raising a family. He has earned the distinct privilege of being named in the country’s top 1% of real estate agents, surpassing $100M in sales, and has a new show on HGTV called "Build it Forward."
Each year, people lose an average of 15.5 hours of sleep during the summer (about 10 minutes a night). It happens for a variety of reasons, including a leisurely pace of life, traveling more, spending more time outside, less structured routines and fewer obligations. The adjustment from summer’s slower pace to the more hectic fall and back-to-school season can be challenging.Sleep Specialist DR. SHELBY HARRIS is teaming up with NATROL – a leading sleep, mood and stress brand – to share some timely sleep strategies to get sleep patterns back to normal. Learn simple ways to inspire quality rest by supporting a healthy sleep routine, including melatonin basics. Dr. Harris will dig into the key tips consumers need to know about using melatonin supplements so they can be more informed. Learn valuable strategies to get sleep back on track and how to get ready for rest with education and insights to support a healthy sleep routine – including melatonin. Dr. Harris visits with Mark Alyn on Late Night Health. .— THE IMPORTANCE OF VISUAL & SENSORY HARMONYHOW TO GET SLEEP BACK ON TRACK GRADUALLY AND CONSISTENTLYDRUG-FREE SLEEP AID SOLUTIONS FOR IMPROVING REST
Carolina Schneider, MS, RD, a registered dietitian known as “Carolina the Green RD” says the farm bill's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formally known as food stamps - provides vital assistance to millions of disadvantaged Americans to ensure that all people have access to nutritious food, however there are some crucial nutrition gaps that demand attention from Congress that voters can elevate to advocate for an updated farm bill to improve SNAP and enhance the program's quality and nutritional offerings for all Americans. Carolina visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of late Night Health. Some points • Why We Need the Farm Bill: The farm bill is a matter of concern when it comes to nutrition because it plays a crucial role in shaping food and agricultural policies in the United States. The bill influences various aspects of our food system, including agricultural production, food access, nutrition programs, and public health. • The farm bill includes provisions for nutrition assistance programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which helps millions of low-income individuals and families access nutritious food. Changes in funding, eligibility criteria, and program structure within the bill can have direct implications for the food security and well-being of vulnerable populations. • Many children and families are dependent on SNAP benefits so nutritional options should be a top priority. • The Farm Bill can promote or hinder the development of local and regional food systems. By supporting initiatives that increase access to fresh, locally sourced foods, the bill can contribute to healthier diets and stronger local economies.· Add Vitamin D Supplementation: Recent data published since the pandemic clearly highlights the critical role of vitamin D in addressing numerous health concerns. However, to meet therapeutic vitamin D levels of 40-60 ng/ml, SNAP falls short in providing solutions. Something as simple as adding vitamin D3 supplements to SNAP offers recipients a solution to address a range of health challenges faced by families, including preterm births, depression, respiratory infections, asthma, cancer, and chronic diseases like cardiovascular issues, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes. • Sun exposure can be impractical. Especially when we are told to wear sunscreen. • People of color face elevated risk due to melanin blocking vitamin D absorption, making them more susceptible to chronic diseases and COVID-19 complications. • Some individuals may have dietary restrictions or preferences that limit their intake of foods naturally rich in vitamin D, such as fatty fish (salmon, mackerel), egg yolks, and fortified dairy products (i.e. vegans). This can make it challenging to obtain sufficient vitamin D solely through food sources. • You can easily ask your elected officials of Congress to add vitamin D3 to the farm bill at: www.All4VitaminD.com http://www.all4vitamind.com/ • Shop at Local Independent Grocers and Natural Product Stores: Independent grocery stores and natural product stores can serve as community gathering spaces, fostering a sense of belonging and connection. They may host events on nutrition, provide more personalized advice on nutrition choices, and provide a gathering place for neighbors to interact with one another. • Independent grocers and natural product stores typically prioritize customer service and foster a more personalized shopping experience. They often develop relationships with customers, offering tailored recommendations, addressing specific dietary needs, and providing a more attentive and friendly atmosphere. • Independent grocers and natural product stores often prioritize sourcing products from local farmers, producers, and suppliers. By purchasing from independent grocers, you contribute to the support and sustainability of local food systems, reducing the reliance on long-distance transportation and supporting local agricultural businesses. • You can Google 'Natural Grocers Directory' or 'INFRA Store Directory' to find an independent grocer and natural product store near you.
When parents put a child on a school bus, the expectation is that the young person will arrive safe and ready to learn. Now, with significant funding available through the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, there’s never been a better time to prioritize clean and more efficient modes of school transportation. The goal is to replace inefficient gas or diesel-powered buses with safer propane or electric alternatives. TUCKER PERKINS, President/CEO of PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, ishares cleaner options for the nation’s school bus fleets, and a study that shows how low-emission buses are linked to improved test scores. We’ll also provide information about school districts using propane buses in your market, and a the unique BetterOurBuses.com http://betterourbuses.com/ program. More than 1.3 million students will ride a propane school bus this year. __ __
Rachel Zemach became Deaf at age ten, and has lived with one foot in both the Deaf and hearing worlds since then. After teaching Deaf students for ten years in a hearing, public school she became more solidified in her Deaf-with-a-capital-D identity. She loved thee job passionately but found it a shockingly, un-necessarily obstacle-laden environment for Deaf students and felt compelled to write a memoir describing it, with the goal of educating hearing people and enacting change. THE BUTTERFLY CAGE came out April 26, 2023 and has gotten strong reviews. As a Deaf person, she doesn’t listen to radio, and had never heard of this show. But when talking with Mark Alyn of Late Night Health she was struck by two things: the passion HE has, when it comes to health issues, and the quick understanding of a person with little knowledge of the Deaf perspective, once they are exposed to it. As an added bonus, Mark wears hearing aids. Reaching hard of hearing people, or “Inbetweeners,” as she calls them, is important to Zemach, because many are less connected to the Deaf community. They are struggling with similar issues to more fully Deaf people, but without access to the support, camaraderie or coping mechanisms Deaf people have and share with each other. Thus, they experience the problems of hearing “loss,” while missing out on its benefits. This is the essence of her book, and of the conversation that transpired here; the beauty and gifts of Deaf culture, even for “hard of hearing” people. It also touched on language deprivation, the innocent but harmful mind-set that leads hearing people (including administrators) to assume that speaking, listening devices, and “fitting in” are good goals for Deaf children in public schools, and how that mind-set causes major and often irreparable, life-time problems.
Lauri Quinn Loewenberg is a professional dream analyst and author of the book Dream on It, Unlock Your Dreams Change Your Life. She is best known as "Dream Expert to the stars" and has been featured on hundreds of radio stations across North America and the UK and on national television shows such as The Today Show, Dr. Oz, The View, Good Morning America, Daily Pop on E! and more. Thanks to a series of recurring dreams, she is also a prominent Pin Up Artist and resides in Tampa, FL with her handsome hubby, musical son and her overlord Sigmund the rescue kitty. Lauri visits with Mark Alyn to talk about the meaning of dreams.
What if no one—gay or straight or bi, trans or cis or nonbinary—was “born that way”? In award-winning psychoanalysts AVGI SAKETOPOULOU and ANN PELLEGRINI challenge the argument widely embraced by rights activists and members of the LGBTQ+ community that gender identity is innate and immutable. “There is nothing wrong with being gay, queer, gender nonconforming, or trans, nor is any of these an undesirable or pathological outcome,” Pellegrini stresses. “Genderqueer and sexually diverse individuals can and do live full, pleasurable, exciting lives—which is not to say that they are spared the miseries that befall everyone as part of the human condition. Indeed, trans people and queer people should get to have all the feels, including negative or bad feelings.” With a vision of expanding the narrowminded view and treatment of queer and trans people by analysts and society at large, Ann Pellegrini talks with Mark Alyn about gender identity.
Everyone deserves to die well. By reimagining End of Life Care and helping to plan in advance,Empowered Endings™ enables everyone to do so. This is what Dr. Bob and Late Night Health’s Mark Alyn discuss. This unique, San Diego-headquartered company evolved based on Bob’s 30 years of experience as a physician in emergency medicine, palliative care and hospice and Elizabeth’s expertise in spiritual counseling and medical social work in end of life and grief care. Dr. Bob and Elizabeth’s combined passion for assisting families at this stage of life has evolvedinto the Empowered Endings Collective, currently serving all of Southern California. With fourentities under its umbrella, Empowered Endings has all End of Life needs well covered.
The overwhelming narrative in the U.S. is that caregiving for older adults is a burden to bear and a problem to be solved. In her new book, Positive Caregiving, Sarah Teten Kanter, Ph.D., offers a different perspective and a practical methodology that combines elements of positive psychology, mindfulness, reminiscence therapy, and lifestyle medicine to help make caregiving and care receiving a more positive and meaningful experience. Dr. Kanter joins Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
STARING BACK AT DOCTORS WHO SAY THE SYMPTOMS ARE NORMAL, BLEEDING THROUGH CLOTHES IN PUBLIC, LOSING BIG CHUNKS OF TIME TO PAIN, AND LIVING WITH UNDIAGNOSED CONDITIONS FOR YEARS–THESE ARE EXPERIENCES I KNOW WELL. ARE THEY FAMILIAR TO YOU? THESE EXPERIENCES ARE COMMON FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE - SOME WILL ENDURE LIFE-ALTERING COMPLICATIONS BECAUSE THEIR CONDITIONS WERE NOT DIAGNOSED QUICKLY. MENTAL HEALTH SUFFERS, RELATIONSHIPS SUFFER, AND THEY ARE LEFT TO BATTLE AGAINST DEBILITATING CONDITIONS WHILE NAVIGATING MISINFORMATION AND BIAS INSIDE A STRESSED HEALTHCARE SYSTEM.WE SAW A WAY TO HELP.CAROL JOHNSON FROM UTERINEKIND TALKS WITH MARK ALYN ON THIS EPISODE OF LATE NIGHT HEALTH.
Author, poet and musician Thomas Lane debuts his first novel, , a work of visionary fiction exploring the boundaries of human consciousness against the backdrop of a classic suspense thriller. With a purpose that transcends the genre, Lane expertly weaves the novel’s wider message in a ground-breaking, white-knuckle ride between worlds, as characters set out to make karmic amendments, right wrongs and re-establish the power of choice. Haunted by a nameless guilt, tired of running from his demons, NYPD detective James Early decides to end his life. Taunting an armed suspect into blind fury, he makes himself an easy target. But the bullets fired at point blank range are mysteriously diverted. Born and raised in Connecticut, Thomas Lane is a multi-dimensional artist drawn to spaces where art, spirit, and social justice intersect. He is the author of The Artists’ Manifesto and a catalog of songs, poems, screenplays, novels, and paintings. He also founded The Helen Hudson Foundation, a charitable organization focused on social issues, including homelessness, racism, and the environment. He currently lives with his wife in Rhode Island. Tom joins Mark Alyn for a look at his book.
Kim Cantin and her daughter survived an unimaginable loss. In January of 2018, heavy rainfall combined with deforestation from recent wildfires caused a series of mudflows northwest of the Montectio, California in 2018. The powerful mudslide took the lives of her beloved husband, son, dog and home. Through it all Kim’s love as a mother and wife, her strength, courage and determination got she and her daughter through the physical healing and into the years-long search for the remains of her teenage son. Kim talks with Mark Alyn on this episdoe of Late Night Health.
Here’s a way you can jumpstart a good mood for Mental Health Awareness Month: By immersing yourself in Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience (open in major cities throughout the country), which features some of the artist’s most famous spring paintings like Almond Blossoms, Fishing in Spring, and other iconic paintings like flowering orchard, sunflowers and irises. Changing your mindset and environment can help, and ironically from an artist who suffered severe undiagnosed mental problems before taking his own life. John Zaller shares the history of mental health problems Van Gogh endured throughout his career, including his lifestyle choices that contributed to these, as well as his enormous willpower, resilience and perseverance traits that propelled him to keep on painting, even during the most difficult periods in his life. John Zaller, Executive Producer, Exhibition Hub visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health.
Dr. Gail Gazelle, MD https://www.gailgazelle.com/, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, renowned physician coach and author of her new upcoming book, “ Visits with Mark Alyln. Our topic tonight is a pressing phenomenon making national and international headlines: the 'Great Resignation' that's causing disruption across various industries, particularly healthcare.
Hiring a consultant or agency can cost tens of thousands of dollars, effectively leaving out small businesses owners who are priced out of taking advantage of this resource. Instead of leaving these businesses out to fail, this tech company asked, why not have a single place where small business owners can meet with pre-vetted consultants who are specialized in the areas that they need help most? Meet technology company, Sobo. Robert Burke, CEO of Sobo, visits with Mark Alyn on this editon of Late Night Health.
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Lowering Drug Costs with Health Insurance Regulations Has Overwhelming Bipartisan Support - Voters Strongly Favor Policies that Hold Pharmacy Benefit Managers Accountable and Provide Value* A new national poll https://www.pbmaccountability.org/ finds that a majority of likely voters overwhelmingly support policies that regulate health insurance middlemen companies known as Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), requiring them to provide more value and help lower drug costs. PBMs act as middlemen between drug manufacturers and patients’ health plans who – instead of lowering drug costs as they initially promised – take advantage of the healthcare system to increase their revenues at the expense of local pharmacies, taxpayers and patients. Three PBM companies control 75% of the market. The poll, conducted by the bipartisan polling team of Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research, found that 84% of likely voters say it’s important or very important to have rules that require PBMs to provide value and lower drug costs for consumers. Respondents said they want elected officials to take on the issue of regulating PBMs, with 73% saying it should be a high or top priority for Congress and their state legislatures. What’s more, 72% say they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports regulating PBMs. Mark Blum, Executive Director of America’s Agenda: Health Care for All. joins Mark Alyn for a look at lowering prescription costs.
Just in time for Arbor Day, the Arbor Day Foundation is renewing its efforts to plant 500 million trees. The organization celebrates the power of trees to oxygenate the planet, purify water and air, lower city temperatures, provide habitat, nurture the soul, and provide essential food sources. A new national survey shows that 94 percent of Americans believe trees are good for the planet. Plus, nearly 9 out of 10 say now is a critical time to replant our nation’s forest. We have a special interview with DAN LAMBE, who is the CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest non-profit member organization dedicated to planting trees. He visits with Mark Alyn on this editon of Late Night Health. Lambe is available to discuss how trees and forests are the number one nature-based solution for reversing the negative effects of a changing climate. He will explain why ‘If ever there was a time to be planting trees, that time is now.’ This renewed campaign comes on the heels of Earth Day and in celebration of Arbor Day 2023. Plus, find out how a global movement to plant trees is gaining momentum, learn about the need to act on a massive scale and plant millions of trees today to have a measurable and lasting impact on billions of lives tomorrow. __ __ SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Lambe is CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation, an organization founded in 1972. Under Dan’s leadership, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees. During his 17 years with the Foundation, he has led the development of innovative programs that expand the organization’s global reach, including international forest restoration efforts and the most recent Tree Cities of the World program. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2022, the Arbor Day Foundation has helped to plant almost 500 million trees in cities and forests in more than 50 countries. For more information visit arborday.org. #arborday
Could we live better if the damage from hidden stress that starts at birth was reversed? The evidence is proving yes, beyond what standard care has been able to achieve.New therapies are being combined with standard medicine to target , resulting in success for thousands of heart patients. as described in the #1 Bestselller in five Amazon categories; https://a.co/d/h5kikh2and its Companion https://a.co/d/dPhaba8With a Foreword by one of America’s leading cardiologists, describes how , but improving lives by reversing the damage. The stories are told in plain language, supported by more than 700 scientific citations. Author Douglas Mulhall vists with Mark Alyn.
In the legal/finance/marketing/retail “After the Elephant” discussion of “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism','' host of Late Night Health Radio, Mark Alyn, moderated the conversation with guests: Alan Lewis, vice president, advocacy & governmental affairs at Natural Grocers, Denise Lamberston, founder and chairwoman of LMS, and Ryan Honeyman, partner and owner of LIFT Economy to respond and discuss session four of the sexism seminar series and challenge other leaders in the industry to do some deep work to make meaningful and fundamental changes when it comes to sexism within the natural products industry. The discussion included some key takeaways and memorable moments including: Lewis noted that respect is necessary for both men and women when having these conversations in addition to setting boundaries and also mentioned that many men may lack respect because they fear that, “if they are vulnerable, they will suffer at the hands of other people, specifically men.” Lambertson has noticed, from her experience in the natural products industry, that men are less likely to invest in female entrepreneurs because there is concern that women must split their time between work and being a caretaker at home. Instead of continuing with this belief, businesses need to change their ideas of what “work” looks like and create an environment that is attractive to all people with different needs. Honeyman expressed that he was happy to see both men and women from all different backgrounds as part of the conversation on sexism because everyone is affected by it, not just women. He also noted that, for him, respect is a “baseline necessity” and believes we need “not just respect, but creating belonging” for everyone moving forward. Each guest noted that respect seemed to be a common theme for this panel. Because respect is viewed differently by everyone, Lambertson noted that we need to ask ourselves “How can we set benchmarks for what respectful behavior is?” Session Four Action Items: Have respect for yourself and others. Set boundaries. Take responsibility for actions. Take sexist complaints seriously. Change views on what work looks like. Practice pitching with a trusted person. Avoid “discomfort giggle” with investors. Project confidence. Be your authentic self. Handle aggressors in the moment. Back up marketing targeted to women with real action. Be part of the change and help us say #GoodbyeElephants by learning more at https://inicivox.com https://inicivox.com/
After the Elephant Recap: Food/Beverage/Beauty Panel In the trade media/association “After the Elephant” discussion of “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism','' host of Late Night Health Radio, Mark Alyn, moderated the conversation with guests: Eric Schnell, co-founder of BeyondBrands and Beyond SKU, Jasmine Dickens, COO/operations manager of Misha’s Kind Foods, and Miguel Leal, co-founder/CEO of SOMOS Foods, to respond and discuss session three of the sexism seminar series and challenge other leaders in the industry to do some deep work to make meaningful and fundamental changes when it comes to sexism within the natural products industry. The discussion included some key takeaways and memorable moments including: Schnell noted that he had a mix of emotions after watching the panel. He was “sad, angry and disgusted” at the presence of sexism in the natural products industry, but he was also happy that women on the panel finally had a platform to speak about their experiences. Schnell also noted the importance of conversations about sexism, such as this one, that “act as a catalyst for change.” Dickens was also excited to be having this discussion, but she noted that we have a very long way to go in the quest to end sexism. She noted that until recently, women were always hushed and not allowed to speak on their own experiences with sexism. She said that “we have to be willing to take risks collectively” for this change to occur. When it comes to leadership, “we need to be willing to lose an account or client to hold the abuser accountable in the event of sexual harassment.” Leal said that he is glad to be a part of this series to learn how he can play a role in ending sexism and how “all of us, especially men, can become a bigger part of the change.” Leal noted that companies need to have resources that allow an individual to file a complaint or concern to retailers, and how being heard is important for change in the future. Each guest agreed that more accountability needs to be taken when it comes to sexism in the natural products industry, especially from men and those in leadership. Additionally, empowering women through leadership roles can also be a driving force in creating a long-term change. Session Three Action Items: Stop calling employees "family." Create policies at work on how to behave. Don't ask about relationship statuses. Compliment women for accomplishments not on appearance. Leadership must set the tone for culture. Don't tell someone to "smile" (it's belittling). Prioritize women leadership on boards (by 51% or more). Boycott retailers for abusive behavior. Develop an educational program requirement for industry leaders. Be part of the change and help us say #GoodbyeElephants by learning more at https://inicivox.com https://inicivox.com/
In the healthcare/nutrition/science “After the Elephant” discussion of “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism','' host of Late Night Health Radio, Mark Alyn, moderated the conversation with guests: Elan Sudberg, CEO, Alkemist Labs, Salma Fathalla, senior director of quality and regulatory, Bonafide Health and Gabriel Paulino, chief product officer & co-founder, renegade.bio, to respond and discuss session two of the sexism seminar series and challenge other leaders in the industry to do some deep work to make meaningful and fundamental changes when it comes to sexism within the natural products industry. The discussion included some key takeaways and memorable moments including: Sudberg’s surprise that the panelists shared so many personal accounts of sexual harassment and sexist comments that they deal with on a daily basis, and said that it seemed like an hour wasn’t long enough to talk about it; that they could have gone on for several more hours discussing their own personal stories, “I’m aware that these things happen, but not to this extent, and if we don’t talk about it, we would never know.” Paulino said one of his biggest takeaways from the session was the concept of the “queen bee” or internalized misogyny, and that he didn’t realize that women hate on women too, giving women just another obstacle to deal with, “Women live in fear pretty much every day and it’s like how can you even function when you live in fear?” Fathalla said she was not surprised by the multiple stories of sexual harassment and sexist comments, that she herself has dealt with during much of her career, and made the point, “It’s about time that we have this conversation and not just in a group of women, but also involving male figures and people from all levels of leadership.” To wrap up the discussion, there were many ideas on ways the industry could take action and each individual could become more aware of personal actions. Sudberg said, “I’m a hugger…. but (based on the panel) I’m rethinking my personal policy of hugging, because what if someone is not comfortable saying no to a hug and suddenly now we’re embracing and that’s an uncomfortable situation for them and in the future for me? I’ve already learned something really good.” Session Two Action Items: Identify and call out "queen bee" behavior. Men: create an initial expectation from the very first interaction. Avoid flirting. Don't gossip. Raise up other women. Document violations. Write down feelings. Focus on her accomplishments not looks. Keep social media open to partner/spouse. Women elevated to leadership have an opportunity to change the environment. Certify companies as "safe" places to work. Speak up and support other women. Be part of the change and help us say #GoodbyeElephants by learning more at https://inicivox.com https://inicivox.com/.
After the Elephant Recap: Trade Media/Associations Panel In the trade media/association “After the Elephant” discussion of “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism','' host of Late Night Health Radio, Mark Alyn, moderated the conversation with guests: Hank Shultz, senior editor at Natural Products Insider, Katrina Tolentino, executive director at Naturally Network, and Craig M. Muckle, senior director of communications at Council for Responsible Nutrition, to respond and discuss session one of the sexism seminar series and challenge other leaders in the industry to do some deep work to make meaningful and fundamental changes when it comes to sexism within the natural products industry. The discussion included some key takeaways and memorable moments including: Tolentino: “When we’re having these conversations, what we're actually trying to do is bridge the gap, whether its a generation gap or its a gender gap.” Muckle: “The United States is based on freedom, but some people feel like they have more freedom than others.” Shultz stressed the need for equality: “If you want full equality, there has to be equality across all categories, if not, everyone’s diminished.” Tolentino gave a concrete example of sexism that’s often overlooked: “Ignoring an email from a woman because you didn’t like the opinion that she had… that has an effect.” Further noting that because we are so used to sexism in our daily lives that, “we’re looking for overt and much more damaging behaviors to call out,” while missing the more common dismissive actions. Additionally she noted, “Obedience sounds a lot like respect to men,” pointing out that, “when women have an opinion and it's different from a man’s opinion, it's seen as disrespect.” Alyn admitted that, “I’m doing things that I don’t realize that I’m doing and I want to learn.” Session One Action Items: Introduce her in a group. Invite her to the VIP event. Cultivate female sources for stories. Have conversations vs. presentations. Call it out if the boss has a poor response. Discuss sexism issues with leadership. Keep producing diversity content. Keep inviting people. Don't give up. Don't be surprised by her title, respect it. Don't tell her to "check with her husband" or call her "honey." Be part of the change and help us say #GoodbyeElephants by learning more at https://inicivox.com https://inicivox.com/.
We started out as a diagnosis. “Your blood pressure’s sky high,” our founder Ira’s doctor told him. “Get it down in 3 weeks, or it’s surgery.” So Ira went on medication, changed his diet, and began exercising. But he also learned about foods that work like natural blood pressure medicines. It turns out there’s some powerful biochemistry going on in the produce section of your grocery store. With help from life-long friend and nutritionist, Susan Schachter, he blended a juice. Drank it. Two weeks later, his BP was 30 points lower. “How’d you do this?” his doctor asked. Find out how Ira lowered his BP when he and Susan Schachter share Blood Pressure secrets with Mark Alyn.
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects nearly one million people in the U.S., and more than 90,000 are newly diagnosed each year – a 50% increase from previous estimates of 60,000 diagnoses per year. There is no to diagnose PD, making it difficult to recognize. Some early signs of PD can include a tremor, small handwriting, loss of smell, trouble sleeping or walking, a soft or low voice, stooping or hunching over, as well as non-motor symptoms like depression and anxiety. No two people experience PD the same way. JOHN L. LEHR, PRESIDENT, AND CEO OF THE PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION, and VIKAS CHINNAN, a person living with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD) visits with Late Night Health. We discuss how to recognize the disease and share information about resources available to help the PD community. The Parkinson’s Foundation is a trusted ally for information at every stage of PD, offering life-changing support to people living with the disease and their care partners. For more information, visit Parkinson.org http://parkinson.org/ or call the free Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (1-800-473-4636) for support in English or Spanish. __ __ SPOKEPERSONS BACKGROUND: JOHN L. LEHR is the president and CEO at the Parkinson’s Foundation, guiding the overall strategy, mission, programs, and resources that make life better for people with PD. He works to expand the Foundation’s research and care initiatives while also working to improve health equity in the PD community by providing support for populations that have been historically excluded from research and underserved by current resource efforts.VIKAS CHINNAN lives with YOPD, and since being diagnosed, he has shifted his focus from his career to Parkinson’s advocacy and promoting awareness. Vikas is passionate about expanding access to resources to populations within the PD community that have been historically underserved and ensuring that employers across the country, large and small, are best equipped to support employees impacted by PD.
There is a wealth of potential trapped within our hidden and unresolved places of pain. Yet, without conscious participation, we can become stuck in a cycle of repetitive patterns that leave us feeling like an imposter in our own lives. In Expired Mindsets, Charryse Johnson gives people both the courage and the keys to understanding the root of their patterns. She provides an introspective mind-body approach that demonstrates how to shift into a higher place of peace and potential. This book has a gentle yet poignant way of compelling you to own your story and to stop blaming yourself for the choices you made as you sought to survive. Johnson is boldly creating a new lane between the intersection of mental health, inclusivity, and a growth mindset. In this body of work, she is unapologetically challenging the rigidity and stigma that reduces human struggle to a sequence of self-help steps. As you read this book, you’ll create a framework that allows you to investigate the diversity of your experiences through a lens of curiosity and understanding. Dr. Johnson visits with Darrell Wayne on this edition of Late Night Health.
Just in time for National Sleep Awareness Week, World Sleep Day, and the change to Daylight Saving Time (March 12), Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., visits with Mark Allyn on Late Night Health. Dr. Nunez talks about the importance of quality sleep on mental and physical health, including why the American Heart Association recently added sleep as a metric for cardiovascular health. Learn what’s keeping people up at night, what symptoms of sleep deprivation 4 in 5 people say they have – despite most people saying they’re happy with their sleep, and what a “sleep-sumer” is. Feeling bad the next day after a full night’s sleep is also an indicator of a sleep disorder like insomnia – or sleep apnea, which an estimated 54 million Americans have. The lack of deep sleep can cause significant fatigue and elevate the risk for serious health problems and alarmingly, most people with sleep apnea are unaware they have it. Dr. Nunez can discuss how to easily identify whether a person might have a sleep disorder along with remedies to help get a better night’s sleep, as well as common misconceptions around sleep health and sleep disorders. CARLOS M. NUNEZ, M.D., is ResMed’s chief medical officer and the chair of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)’s Health Division. Before working in the digital health and medtech industry, Carlos was a practicing anesthesiologist and director of critical care research, informatics, and analytics at the Duke University educational affiliation at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast. He received his medical doctorate from the University of Miami School of Medicine.
In THE FRICTION FACTOR, TYLER MARTIN provides a philosophy and framework for fitness that fits into even the most hectic life—and can be followed for a lifetime. A former competitive wrestler and coach, Martin realized that staying fit would be a significant challenge after he retired from athletics and embarked on a demanding career in marketing and business. In 2010, he began the serious endeavor of trying to select and implement the most effective and sustainable fitness practices. Tyler visists with Mark Alyn on this editon of Late Night Health.
Harper Hall, Global Flavor Applications and Technical Service Lead at Ingredion, supports Ingredion’s DEI initiatives such as self-ID, access and policy creation. In addition to volunteering with Informa’s JEDI Content Creation Advisory Council and Naturally Proud Network’s board of directors, Harper assists Garden State Equality, New Jersey’s largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization. Harper holds a bachelor of professional studies in baking and pastry arts management from The Culinary Institute of America and a bachelor of science in Culinology® from Southwest Minnesota State University. www.linkedin.com/in/harper-hall-35b2b066 Harper visits with Mark on this edition of Late Night Health.