Caring for an aging parent or loved one can be a difficult responsibility. According to the Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 report, more than one in five Americans are acting as a caregiver to a loved one. Many times, family members take on this critical role at the expense of their own financial and physical wellbeing. Independent, family-owned and award-winning homecare agency Assisted Living Services, Inc (ALS) in Cheshire and Westport, Connecticut is ensuring that all caregivers get away this summer, while getting paid by the State of Connecticut. Mario D’Aquila from Assisted Living Services shares information with Mark Alyn.
Dr. Bruce B. Baird is a 1980 graduate of the UT Health Science Dental school in San Antonio. After graduation he spent 4 years in the U.S. Army in Korea and at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio. After leaving the service he built a scratch dental practice in the small town of Granbury Texas. Over 36 years he grew the practice into a multi doctor multi-million-dollar business with revenues in 2019 of over 5 million dollars. Dr. Bruce visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of the show.
Del Jolly is an Advocate & Educator who is focused on shifting the cultural narrative on stigmatized plant and fungi medicine. Del worked as part of Decriminalize Denver, the historic psilocybin initiative that took place in May of 2019, and Charlotte’s Web CBD before co-founding Unlimited Sciences, a psychedelic research nonprofit partnered with the likes of Johns Hopkins University. Del Jolly believes functional mushrooms have just as much, if not more, potential than psychedelics and is committed to exploring and unearthing everything we can. Del visits with Mark on the first part of this episode.
Teaming up with NFL quarterback, Jake Plummer, and UFC Hall of Famer, Rashad Evans, and Del Jolly, Umbo was created to introduce the power of functional mushrooms and natural health solutions to their community. Umbo provides functional mushroom bars that have 2500mg of functional mushrooms in them! These are bars you crave, not just tolerate. Umbo plans to launch a dairy-free option in August, so stay tuned! They also supply mushroom supplements in the form of capsules. MycoRise is their energy formulation utilizing the power of Cordyceps mushrooms, while MycoRest is their sleep formula leaning into Lions Mane and Reishi. These formulas also come in convenient travel packs that are easy to bring anywhere. All of these products are produced using 100% organic fruiting bodies of mushrooms. And Umbo is hyper local! Producing their bars and capsules in Longmont Colorado. Del
Darrell Wayne sits in for Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health. Teachers, plumbers, doctors, lawyers...the list is endless-- all with cardiac events triggered by work stress so I felt compelled to provide a solution for people, regardless of industry, to effectively reduce stress at work. Employees feel overworked, underpaid, and at risk for Burnout, especially now in the post-pandemic world with people working from home, hybrid-home/office, and back to the office full time. Too much to do, too little time. •Never take work breaks •Feel unacknowledged for work and demands outweigh rewar
Darrell Wayne sits in for Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health. The Guest is Erin Thompson, Chief of Global Partnerships for the Polk Institute Foundation. Thompson enjoys being able to reference skills and relationships developed from her time spent working at: •Inner City Law Center in Los Angeles – where she raised $1 million from one fundraising luncheon, producing the first ever L.A. County-wide Weekend to End Homelessness, and led the team that created www.homeful.la http://www.homeful.la which connects people with opportunities to volunteer, donate or advocate towards ending homelessness. •New Life Covenant Church in Chicago – accomplishments include automating systems for over 60 ministries at this megachurch and successfully managing a $50 million real estate portfolio. •McKissack and McKissack – where she secured multi-million dollar architecture and engineering contracts from The Chicago Housing Authority and the Martin Luther King Memorial in D.C.
In this Late Night Health special, Mark Alyn discusses the 2022 Hero Porsche 911 from Rusnak Westlake Porsche that will lead the Second Ron Helus Tribute Rally honoring all first responders and the Borderline 12 with Keith Goldberg, the General Manager of Rusnak Westlake Porsche. The August 7 event is hosted by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and Ventura County Fire Department in collaboration with Rusnak Westlake Porsche. It is in memory of the 2018 mass shooting at the Borderline Grill and Bar.
Meet the Yoga Gives Back Founder, Kayoko Mitsumatsu “In 2006, as I began to learn yoga asana and philosophy, it hit me very hard that I needed to use all my capacity to help others, especially the underserved women and children in India, motherland of YOGA. I was benefitting so much from the daily practice of Yoga, I had to give back. I shared this idea with my yoga teacher and the studio manager who all supported the idea. That’s how Yoga Gives Back was born with our mantra — For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life. “ Previously Kayoko was a producer/director for documentary programs at NHK (Japan’s National Public TV) since 1984 and Cultural Attache at the Embassy of Japan in London. Kayoko visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
Societal norms around dress and appearance are always shifting and evolving, Spacious Human founder Eli Cohen cites a NY Times Article from August 28, 1977 entitled “Feminism’s Effect on Fashion.” A psychoanalyst is quoted in the story saying: "If a woman came to my office 15 years ago wearing pants, I regarded it, in true Freudian tradition, as behavior to be analyzed." Eli points out that now in 2022 I don't think you could find anybody who would say, “Oh, if a woman is wearing pants to the office we need to have a discussion around gender. It's just somebody wearing pants to the office. But for boys and men, we’re still in the 1950’s or 60’s. If a man wants to wear a dress, or a skirt to the office, there's still a lot of resistance. It feels like we're still in those very beginning stages of breaking through and finding wider ranges of expression for men.” Cohen had a light bulb moment around gender in his 50’s. After building a successful life, Including running his own companies and generating sales supporting hundreds of employees, this happily married father and new grandfather embarked on a third act that surprises him as much as almost anyone else. He began to notice how enforcement mechanisms of dress and appearance limited him in areas far removed from appearance. Breaking through these rigid and restraining structures opened him up to confront intense fears and also to experience exuberant joy. As his confidence and self-understanding grew, so did his physical and emotional health, even his relationship. Now, as a speaker, facilitator and mentor, he guides fellow humans on journeys to access hidden parts of ourselves, expand our notions of gender and find greater happiness. Eli visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late NIght Health.
Alexander Alvarado, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and founder of Thriving Center of Psychology says many people seek therapy when facing a breaking point, be it in a relationship, career or other big life moment. A breaking point is some major event that finally is the proverbial straw that breaks the “camel’s back.” Others seek help after finally reaching a tipping point, or a series of events that lead up to that self-reflective “ah-ha moment” that something is just not right and a change needs to be made. Dr. Alvarado visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
Peggy Lanum, a business consultant and executive coach with a background in organizational psychology, has heard that comment repeatedly the past two years. She also owns Better Working Together, LLC. As Mark’s Alyn’s guest on Late Nigh Health, she talks about her small, unique book that covers 26 topics related to well-being with over 100 “deeper dive” science-based resources, from neuroscience, psychology and biology. Her hope is to provide a resource to help with the ongoing challenge of living well in times of uncertainty. It is Navigating Uncertainty: An A to Z Guide For Well-Being published by Bookmobile, $21.95 softcover.
In today’s uncertain economic times, it’s difficult to find a one-hundred-dollar donor, much less a $20 million dollar one! But Nuvance Health, a system of world-class hospitals in Connecticut and New York, located a generous couple that is helping to fund a new patient pavilion at Norwalk Hospital with their $20 million legacy gift. Tune in today to hear my compelling interview with super philanthropists Carol and George Bauer, pillars of the southern Connecticut community for decades, who have ensured the best possible health and wellness services for the entire region. The Bauer's visit with Mark Alyn on this episode.
Just in time for national tire safety week and as a record number of Americans – prepare to hit the road for the 4th of July. Joining us today is tire safety expert Russell Shepherd of Michelin – here to share important information for taking those summer road trips. Russel chats with Mark Alyn.
Inflation continues to impact life for consumers and businesses. Joining us with suggestions for managing inflation is financial expert and author Jeanniey Walden of dailypay. Walden is a best-selling author, award-winning workplace expert, and the chief innovation and marketing officer at daily-pay. She was named last week as the 2022 marketing officer of the year by the international association of top professionals. Jeanniey talks with Mark Alyn.
The number of extreme weather events increases each year, wreaking havoic on communities and economies. The 2022 hurricane season kicked off June 1st and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts this will become the seventh consecutive “above normal” hurricane season. Genia Welbourn of Verizon visits with Mark Alyn.
The gut, known as the body’s second brain, has an impact on all areas of a person’s health and when it is compromised, immunity, stress response, sleep, mood and hormones can all take a hit. Having a healthy gut also affects your mental health, weight, blood sugar and liver. Dr. Ken Redcross says your gut relies on the precise right balance of different bacteria to digest your food and to prevent infection and inflammation. He joins us today to explain how having the right synergy between both a pre and probiotic can provide a health advantage, especially during spring allergy season. Dr. Redcross visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
With all that has gone on recently in the world, it’s understandable that basic security is more important than ever. At the same time, people are returning to the workplace after two years of remote work, which means businesses and government are tasked with creating innovative ways to guarantee the safety of employees. That often involves leaning on technology and integrated systems that strengthen security on infrastructure and operating systems. Nationally renowned tech expert Jake Stauch of Verkada discusses the challenges of keeping employees safe, including but not limited to making indoor air safer, preventing the spread of viruses and improving physical security. In this special interview, learn why there is a critical need for smart building technology that can make workplaces safer. Jake talks with Mark Alyn on this episode.
Endometriosis is a condition where there are implants of tissue that resemble the cells found in the endometrium (lining of the uterus), outside of the uterus. These cells are stimulated in the same way that the endometrium is monthly, and the same release of blood and inflammatory and other mediators occurs on or within the structures these implants are located. This then triggers a cascade of inflammation and stimulation of nerves and central nervous system which results in a myriad of symptoms that can be cyclic (related to menses) or acyclic (unrelated to menses). The symptoms tend to become progressively worse and involve other organ systems, such as the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, etc. Dr. Laurence Orbuch Medical Director of GYN Laparoscopic Associates in Los Angeles California talks with Mark Alyn on this edition.
After enduring challenges that many can barely imagine, and years of frustration as he relentlessly pursued his dream of becoming a professional musician, only to run into one obstacle after another, Carl Contino discovered several fundamental principles that dramatically changed his life and produced a remarkable transformation. Contino’s company, Untapped Genius, is the cornerstone of his life’s mission – helping passion-driven creatives, entrepreneurs and others who are seeking the knowledge that will enable them to overcome the obstacles in their own lives so they can impact the world and thrive, doing what they love to the fullest. Carl visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.
Joining us today is Matt Blashaw, real estate expert, builder and co-host of HGTV’s ‘build it forward.’ Matt is here to share information about how propane makes it possible to build a comfortable, high-performance, energy-efficient, swoon-worthy home in any location.
Justin “MR. FASCINATE” Shaifer is nationally renowned as one of the top advocates for science education in the nation. He is a LinkedIn Top Voice in Technology, Science Communicator, popular TV host and producer who has starred in shows for ABC News, Hulu, PBS Digital Studios and Travel Channel. Shaifer is hosting the 30th annual Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Challenge, the world’s largest K-12 science competition. This event honors eight national winners, students and their schools, who have produced amazing inventions and innovations to help overcome some of the greatest challenges facing the world today. From healthcare challenges to sustainability efforts and energy efficiency, it's only appropriate that we have “MR. FASCINATE” to introduce these students and their fascinating creations to a national audience. Shaifer will explain the importance of science education while also giving these amazing students some recognition in their hometowns. For a complete list of winners, visit www.exploravision.org http://www.exploravision.org.
LEARN HOW TO ‘PERSONALIZE’ A FIRST AID KIT: THE GOAL — Building a kit that meets the specific needs of your family STYLISH— Providing families with a personalized stylish designed kit building experience at Target and Target.com FAVORITES—Tips for filling a kit with your favorite Johnson & Johnson first aid products to keep prepared SPECIAL—Learn about BAND-AID® Brand products such as, WATER BLOCK® Flex Waterproof Adhesive Bandages, BAND-AID® Brand Lightyear Bandages, OURTONE™ Adhesive Bandages, the FREE first aid bag that is provided with purchase, and more! Joyce visits with Mark Alyn on this epidtion of Late Night Health. SPOKESPERSON BACKGROUND: Joyce Brewer is creator of MommyTalkShow.com an online parenting talk show. She is a mom and professional storyteller working in multiple media platforms. Brewer is “mom blogger”, video blogger, digital media manager, freelance writer, and author of ‘What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms. She has appeared on ABC’s The View and been interviewed by Oprah. Joyce launched MommyTalkShow.com in 2010 to answer moms’ questions.
In his latest e-book, The Heart & Brain Play Jump Rope, renowned author, speaker, and cardiologist Dr. John Kennedy has created an engaging visual and literary tool to teach grade school kids about the Heart-Brain connection and how stressful events can affect their bodies. Dr. Kennedy visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health.
Nuvance Health neurologist Dr. Paul Wright discusses the new U.S. Preventive Services Task Force guidance that says people age 60 and older should not start taking daily, low-dose aspirin to prevent stroke. He also helps people understand why a majority of strokes may be prevented through lifestyle modifications.
The gut, known as the body’s second brain, has an impact on all areas of a person’s health and when it is compromised, immunity, stress response, sleep, mood and hormones can all take a hit. Having a healthy gut also affects your mental health, weight, blood sugar and liver. Dr. Ken Redcross says your gut relies on the precise right balance of different bacteria to digest your food and prevent infection and inflammation. He joins us to explain how having the right synergy between both a pre and probiotic can provide a health advantage, especially during spring allergy season.
During National Nurses Week, there will be many events to honor the contributions of all nurses during these challenging times. But it’s also important to recognize that Black nurses are more likely than their white counterparts to be on the frontlines of the pandemic, leaving them physically, mentally and emotionally drained after each shift. That’s why a special campaign has been created to recognize the stressors Black nurses are facing and that is committed to helping relieve those stressors. Helena Faustin, RN., a registered nurse, cookbook author and the founder of the blog: #ThatNurseCanCook. Helena is teaming up with BAND-AID® Brand to recognize the contributions of Black nurses and promote the BAND-AID® Brand OURTONE™ Nurses Recharge Fund for the National Black Nurses Association. Nurse Helena will also share how OURTONE™ adhesive bandages come in shades of brown that embrace the beauty of diverse skin tones.
Nick McLaughlin is the Founder and CEO of Breez Health, a member of the Good root community of companies, dedicated to furthering the mission of delivering more accessible, patient-friendly financial assistance programs for hospitals across the US. After identifying a critical need in the hospital industry that greatly impacts care affordability for patients, Nick developed a financial assistance technology platform and service solutions that streamline financial assistance applications and processes for patients and hospital billing departments. In his role as CEO of Breez Health, Nick is furthering the development of his technology solution and scaling his team of financial assistance and customer support experts. By partnering with the hospital community to ensure optimization of charity care programs he has maximized revenue opportunities, and affordable care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Nick joins Mark Alyn on the edition of Late Night Health.
Summer Kerley is the Vice President Clinical Services & Business Development for Rite Aid Corporation. In her role, she oversees clinical pharmacy initiatives that further enhance our ability to deliver a higher level of patient care focusing on adherence, immunizations, medication therapy management (MTM), point-of-care testing, and education to deliver on Rite Aid’s “Perfect Fusion”. With over 20 years in the industry, Summer began her career with Winn-Dixie Pharmacy and was selected as the company’s pharmacist of the year in 2003. In 2005, she joined the Eckerd team and joined Rite Aid in 2007 thru the acquisition of Brooks/Eckerd Pharmacy as a pharmacist. Summer was selected as the 2020 Corporate Partner of the Year. Since joining Rite Aid, Summer has held a variety of roles including, Pharmacy District Manager, Clinical Operations Manager, and Director of Clinical Operations. Summer holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. APhA Immunization Faculty Training APhA Certified Immunization Pharmacist APhA Travel Health Faculty Training APhA Travel Health Certification AMGF Chronic Care Roundtable Member 2015 Joslin Diabetes Center – JJDI CORE Diabetes Training Attendee NACDS Community Pharmacy-Based Point of Care Testing and Train the Trainer Certification Power-Pak Medication Therapy Management Certification Integrative Pharmacy Specialist Certfication
Limor Weinstein, MA, LMHC, FAED is a Licensed Psychotherapist and an Eating Disorder Specialist practicing in New York City. Limor received her first Master's in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and her second Master's in Mental Health Counseling from the City University of New York. She also obtained advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, all of which are evidence-based techniques used to help individuals overcome various psychological disorders. Through her personal and professional experiences, Limor developed the KARMA Method, a structured five-step program that serves as the signature coaching method of Bespoke Wellness Partners. Limor's extreme passion for the prevention of mental illness and the promotion of wellness led her on her journey to found and direct Bespoke Wellness Partners. Limor joins Mark Alyn for a chat on this edition of Late Night Health.
Since January 2020, authors Peter R Breggin MD and Ginger Ross Breggin worked fulltime for 18 months examining the real science surrounding COVID-19 and criticizing the fraudulent science used to justify the suppression of personal and political liberty throughout the world. Their extensive research is a wakeup call like no other to rescue freedom around the world. COVID-19 and the Global Predators documents the shocking corruption behind the pandemic catastrophe and shatters the perception that it was an unintended mishap. The Breggins detail the motivations, conﬂicts of interest and deceitful collaborations of the major players behind draconian pandemic policies leading to what they describe as the suppression of our personal freedoms. Ddr. Breggin visits with Mark Alyn.