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April 4, 2011 @ 10:03 am

Success rates for pregnancy to occur with acupuncture with Caroline Jung

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Caroline Jung, an acupuncturist with the Tiffanin Kim Institute joins the show.


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Caroline Jung, L.Ac, MSOM, Dipl. Ac.


After graduating from the University of Memphis with an undergraduate degree in Psychology, Caroline moved to Chicago to attend the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. There, she received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. Additionally, Caroline has trained with some of the most prominent teachers in the field of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, including Dr. Richard Tan, and renowned Chinese Medicine women's health specialist, Giovanni Maciocia. Caroline has a special emphasis on treatments of women's health, infertility, men's health, digestive disorders, and pain management.

Caroline is a nationally board certified acupuncturist and is licensed by the state of Illinois. She is the Secretary on the board of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is also a professional member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


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Before joining the Tiffani Kim Institute, Caroline practiced for several years at locations around Chicago, including Children's Memorial Hospital. For the last two years, she has also worked with the ob-gyn group, Women's Healthcare Partners of Illinois in Ottawa, IL. She presents lectures and workshops on various topics to a wide variety of audiences, and her writings have been featured in both local and national publications for Western health care providers. She is a contributing author of the book "Fit Nurse: Your Total Plan for Getting Fit and Living Well". Caroline is also a certified yoga teacher and has been practicing yoga for over 12 years. She also leads a weekly meditation group at the Tiffani Kim Institute.


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Caroline Jung discusses & answers the following:

  • How does Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) effect the reproductive system?
  • Are there treatments for female and male infertility disorders?
  • What type of infertility issues may be addressed using TCM?What are the success rates for pregnancy to occur with acupuncture?
  • Are there any side effects from acupuncture treatments and will it interefere if pregnancy occurs during infertility treatments?


Links: TiffaniKimInstitute.com


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March 27, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

Realizing He Was Different with J.C. Knudson

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J.C. Knudson author of the book Living the Difference joins the show. As an entrepreneur and small businessman, he holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. Knudson and his ex-wife are the parents of two adopted sons; today, Knudson lives with his partner in Oklahoma City.


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J.C. Knudson Lives the Difference, Brings Experience to Memoir of Being Gay in America

Joseph "J.C." Knudson is an author on a mission to educate the world's population about understanding and accepting people who are gay. His first book, a memoir, is called Living the Difference (2010, Espresso House Publishing). Its subtitle is "An Enlightening Story Revealed For People of All Ages, Straight or Gay."

Editorial reviews of Knudson's book call Living the Difference "a fascinating journey no gay author has been able to capture to date," "conquering the final frontier of bigotry and ignorance," and "filled with love, hate, joy, sorrow and much more."

Living the Difference also turned up on Vonnie Faroqui's book blog, Writers in the Sky. Faroquai calls the memoir "remarkably under-sensationalized," praising Knudson's honest storytelling style that leaves the reader to draw his or her own conclusions. She mentions how Living the Difference lifts the curtain on the so-called "gay lifestyle," revealing a human portrait that resonates regardless of gender or sexual orientation. It's a portrait of success, of meaning, and of hope.

From Faroquai's description, Living the Difference seems to be an important resource for young gay men living with fear, shame or self-loathing; or for anyone coming to terms with a friend or family member's coming out. Knudson, it seems, told his story not to shock, offend or "convert" anyone, but simply to lay out a roadmap for acceptance. The book lights a candle against the darkness of ignorance.

The podcast of J.C.'s recent interview with Vonnie Faroqui can be found here. To learn more about J.C. Knudson, along with details of his book, go to thegaylyblogger.blogspot.com.


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J.C. Knudson discusses & answers the following:

  • J.C. the book you have written, Living the Difference, is biographical in nature and yet there’s more going on than the sharing of memoirs.  What inspired you to begin writing and what is the motivation for you to let readers inside your life in this way?
  • In the book you write of your childhood attractions, crushes and subsequent confusion about what was considered appropriate attractions by those around you. Can you share with our listeners a little of your experiences and how you were impacted?
  • Do you think that you were confused about what or rather who you were attracted to or was the confusion you describe centered in discovering that your attractions were different from those of other children, that you were somehow different.
  • How do you think that early confusion affected you?
  • As an adult looking back at those early years do you see a shift in cultural perception or religious teachings toward or about homosexuality?


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March 2, 2011 @ 10:14 am

What is LifeStyles Condoms doing to combat the HIV/AIDs with Carol Carrozza

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Carol Carrozza - Vice President of Marketing and Global Vice President of eCommerce for Ansell Healthcare Products LLC joins the show.


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Carol Carrozza is Vice President of Marketing and Global Vice President of eCommerce for Ansell Healthcare Products LLC.  Ansell Healthcare is the world’s largest manufacturer of latex products.  Throughout Carol’s career at Ansell, she has worked in the public relations area developing marketing programs for the LifeStyles brand of condoms, household and latex examination gloves, home diagnostic kits, and work gloves.  She has a Bachelor of Arts from Trenton State College and a MBA from Monmouth University, Long Branch, New Jersey.  Carol has worked to promote condom awareness and condom usage throughout North America and has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, FOX’s Bill O’Reilly Report, CNN’s Financial News Network, and continues to interview and lecture on radio stations and college campuses throughout the United States.


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Carol Carrozza discusses & answers the following:

  • What are some of the new, interesting offerings from LifeStyles Condoms?
  • There has been more of an emphasis on female pleasure lately. Are women making up a larger percentage of condom buyers?
  • What is LifeStyles Condoms doing to combat the HIV/AIDs epidemic?
  • Sex is a huge part of our media-driven culture. What is LifeStyles’ technique for “selling safe sex?”
  • What are the common misconceptions about condoms/condom use?
  • Special Tip in Conclusion...


Web Sites:
Corporate: Ansell.com
eCommerce: LifeStyles.com


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February 27, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

How does low libido affect a woman’s general health?

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Dr. Irwin Goldstein, Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital in San Diego and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine joined the show. Dr. Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970's. He has authored more than 325 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction.


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Dr. Goldstein has been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970's. His interests include penile microvascular bypass surgery, surgery for dyspareunia, sexual health management post cancer treatment, physiologic investigation of sexual function in men and women, and diagnosis and treatment of sexual dysfunction in men and women. Dr. Goldstein has authored more than 350 publications in the field of sexual dysfunction, and edited books on erectile dysfunction and on women’s sexual health. He is Editor-in Chief of The Journal of Sexual Medicine, the official journal of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, its regional affiliate societies, and the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health. Dr. Goldstein is Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital, Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego and Director of San Diego Sexual Medicine where he maintains his clinical practice.

Dr. Goldstein holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University, with an honors thesis in biomedical engineering.  In 1975, he graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  He was on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine for 25 years where he was Professor of Urology and Gynecology and founding Director of the former Institute for Sexual Medicine at BUSM. Dr. Goldstein is currently President of The Institute for Sexual Medicine, Inc., a charitable corporation for education and research in the field.

He is Secretary of the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, a former President of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, and a member of the International Society for Sexual Medicine, the International Academy of Sex Research, the American Urological Association, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, and the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease.


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Dr. Irwin Goldstein discusses & answers the following:

  • Describe how low libido affects a woman.
  • How does low libido affect a woman's general health?
  • What are symptoms that women should be looking for?
  • At what age do women commonly begin to experience low libido?
  • What treatments are available for this condition?
  • Special Tip in Conclusion


Web Sites: SexualMed.org


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February 18, 2011 @ 11:42 am

An inactive sex life can be the cause of any common medical issues

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Dr. Eric R. Braverman, best-selling author of Younger You and Younger (Thinner) You & now Sexier You joins the show. He is a professor of integrative medicine in neurological surgery at Weill (sounds like While) Cornell Medical College and the director of the PATH Medical Center and PATH Foundation.


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Eric R. Braverman, MD, is director of the Place for Achieving Total Health (PATH Medical and the PATH Foundation) in New York City. Dr. Braverman  received his BA from Brandeis University Summa Cum Laude/ Phi Beta Kappa and his MD from New York University Medical School with Honors. He is the author of Younger Sexier You (2010), the New York Times bestseller Younger (Thinner) You Diet (2009), and of over 100 research papers. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Integrative Medicine in the Department of Neurosurgery at Cornell Weill Medical College, as well as a lecturer on mild cognitive decline.


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Dr. Braverman discusses & answers the following:


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  • You mention that sex is the prescription for a healthier, more youthful life. What is considered a healthy sex life? Does it vary with age?
  • Can an inactive sex life be the cause of any common medical issues?
  • How exactly can particular foods enhance your sexual drive and pleasure? Are there certain foods that improve everyone’s sex life, regardless of the type of chemical imbalance?
  • You mention that infidelity can be traced to a hormonal imbalance. What exactly causes this urge to cheat? Can this actually be controlled by diet and supplements alone?
  • What is a SexQ?
  • Can couples predict their sexual compatibility from SexQ test results? What about from personality tests such as Meyers-Briggs?


Web Site:


PathMed.com


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February 3, 2011 @ 6:49 pm

The role sexual pleasure plays in our health

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Author and Certified Sexologist Eric Garrison joined the show to discuss sexual pleasure and its important to health.


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Eric Marlowe Garrison is no stranger to sex and sexual health. After a dipping his feet in the sex education pool as a college peer educator, the Masters and Johnson Institute hired him to educate their clients on their then new phone service. Eric also holds masters degrees from two royally chartered universities (in the fields of sex research and teaching) and is both a Diplomate and former student president at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the world’s oldest school of public health.


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Certified by AASECT and the American College of Sexologists, Eric authored the international best seller, Mastering Multiple Position Sex, and appears often in various global media. Recently, while wearing his forensic sexology hat, Eric offered expert testimony in the important trial of US v. Newman, the third sexual assault case at the United States Military Academy at West Point and only the second rape conviction in the Academy’s two-hundred-year history.

Eric is also gifted in the area of “oratorical sex”, frequently receiving invitations to share his wit and wisdom through workshops, grand rounds, and keynotes – all the way from the west coast of the United States to the west bank of the River Thames. His audiences ranged as high in number as one thousand, and the venues include the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Oxford Medical School at the University of Oxford.

Finally, and most importantly, Eric serves as a sounding board, mentor, and sex coach to people around the world who want to have better sex. He sees clients face to face in his Richmond (Virginia) office, and reaches out to people around the globe – especially serving in the US military and Foreign Service – through Skype, the Internet, and phone, when they can’t come in to see him.

For more information or to make an appointment with Eric Garrison, please go to EricMGarrison.com.


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Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Eric Garrison


Eric Michaels: There is so much talk on the importance of orgasms and even multiple orgasms these days. What’s your take on that?
Eric Garrison: When I work with a new client or couple, I stress the importance of sexual pleasure. Orgasms certainly are pleasurable, we may not always be able to have them. So I try to teach my clients have as much pleasure as possible and that means maybe an orgasm or maybe not, but that's fine with me, and I hope they learn that it can be fine for them as well.


Eric Michaels: What role does sexual pleasure play in our health?
Eric Garrison: The way I see it, health is a fundamental human right. Sexual health is part of health, so sexual health is a fundamental human right. Now by extension, because sexual pleasure is part of sexual health, sexual pleasure is a fundamental human right; so when people tell me that they don't experience sexual pleasure or don't have as much sexual pleasures they would like, that is as much of a concern for me as it is for them.


Eric Michaels: How does masturbation fit into sexual health?
Eric Garrison: Masturbation IS self-pleasuring. Masturbation can be practice for sexual act to come, they can teach an individual about their own body, and it can provide a slew of health benefits. It can help reduce pain. It can help control our appetites. It can help relieve sinus pressure. It can expedite a natural childbirth. It can help reduce prostate cancer in men. It doesn't cost anything, it doesn't spread disease, and it doesn't result in unwanted pregnancies. Masturbation is a problem only in two situations: if your religion forbids it, or if by masturbating, other aspects of your life are interrupted. If an individual is late for work because they masturbate, that's a problem. If an individual doesn't take out the trash, because they're masturbating, that's a problem. If somebody forgets to file their taxes, because they're masturbating, that's a problem. Otherwise it is a healthy part of our sexuality.


Eric Michaels: In your book and medical school lectures, you talk a great deal about what individuals and couples should strive for in their sexual relationships. So now for the counterpoint: how would you define abnormal sex?
Eric Garrision: I get this question a lot, so much so, that I had answered in my book. On page 13, I write: “the only abnormal form of sex is when coercion is present or consent is absent.” Minors can’t provide legal consent, nor can people under the influence of alcohol or other mind altering substances. So my definition of abnormal sex is not only a legal one and an ethical one, it is also a very open-minded and non-judgemental one.


Eric Michaels: Seeing as you literally wrote the book on sex positions, what do you consider to be the worst is sexual position?
Eric Garrison: That's a great question! I call it “The Dead Octopus”. Most of us have two arms and two legs, which means our partners probably have two arms and two legs. So when I hear that couples have sex and their arms and legs do absolutely nothing in bed, that's what I call the Dead Octopus. Now if you have an injury or paralysis, then you can eroticize other parts of your body. You may not need your hands to do anything to your body, but your partner may need an extra hand. Likewise your left leg could stroke your partner’s right leg. The important thing to remember is that pleasure in bed belongs to you. Don't rely on somebody else to give you pleasure like it's a gift wrapped up in little a little blue box from Tiffany's. You may ask for help with your sexual pleasure, but don't expect it to be given. So avoid the Cctopus and help take matters into your own hands. Speaking of which, if your partner tries to prevent you from pleasuring yourself during sex without your consent, you need to stop and have a discussion immediately, and perhaps leave that relationship.


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January 31, 2011 @ 9:06 am

Sexual Desires Can Last a Lifetime!

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Hattie - a Holistic Life Coach, Speaker on Health, Beauty and Anti-aging & Author of  3 books, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Looking and Feeling Younger", "RetroAge: 4 Steps to a Younger YOU!" and memoir,  "Sex and the Single Senior: A Cougar's Search for Love", Radio Show "Hot With Hattie" on HereWomen Talk.com and who has made multiple appearances on international TV joined the show. At 74 nothing is stopping her...


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Hattie discusses the following on this eHealth Radio Episode:

  • What led you into being dubbed as "The Quitessential Cougar?
  • Do you believe that sexual desire lasts a lifetime?
  • What can a woman do to insure that they are desirable/appealing?
  • Do you believe that age, size, shape determine a women's sexuality?
  • What role does health play in maintaining satisfying sex?
  • Don't Miss Special Conclusion Tip...


Web Sites:
Blog: holisticallyhattie.com
Radio Program: HOT WITH HATTIE herewomentalk.com
Free 15 minute Private Holistic Life Coaching Skype or phone session  To schedule -- 212-388-8509 or hattie@hattieretroage.com.


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January 27, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

Former Porn Star Speaks Out!

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Shelley Lynn Lubben, one of the world’s leading advocates in the antipornography movement joined the show. Shelley left the sex industry in 1994 when she caught Genital Herpes, a non-curable disease. Shelley also serves as the Executive Director of Pink Cross Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers hope, healing and support to adult industry workers around the world.


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Shelley Lynn Lubben, born on the heels of revolution on May 18, 1968, is one of the world’s leading advocates in the antipornography movement. A former pornographic actress who performed under the stage name of Roxy, she left the sex industry in 1994 when she caught Genital Herpes, a non-curable disease.

Upon her eight year recovery at the Champion’s Centre in Tacoma, Washington, she reentered society as a new Champion woman and began teaching and preaching in prisons and rescue missions in Central California. Ordained as a Chaplain with the Order of Saint Martin, Shelley is also a graduate of Vision International University where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies.

Now, fifteen years into recovery, Shelley has appeared on both Christian and secular television and radio shows and speaks out passionately about the harms of pornography as well as shares her inspirational story of redemption through Jesus Christ.

Shelley also serves as the Executive Director of Pink Cross Foundation, a nonprofit organization that offers hope, healing and support to adult industry workers around the world. Shelley Lubben is sought worldwide to speak, educate, testify, and counsel individuals, organizations, professionals and governments regarding the illegally operating porn industry, pornography addiction, recovery from sexual abuse and the sex industry and the Champion life. Shelley is a mother of three beautiful daughters and married to Mr. Wonderful, Garrett Lubben, for fifteen years.


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Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Shelley Lubben


Eric Michaels: What is your experience in porn?


Shelley Lubben: My experience in porn, I did about thirty movies in about a little over a year when I was in the adult film industry. My time in porn consist of almost about a year and a half and then total time in the sex industry was eight years. Porn was much worse and the worse consequences for my time in there - after about 30 hard core movies - where we were forced to have un-protected sex on a mostly male set filmed in private locations where I picked up Genital Herpes, a non-curable disease...


Eric Michaels: What are the current health and safety laws being broken?


Shelley Lubben: Right now currently the safety and health laws that are being broken are for example in the State of California it's illegal for bodily fluids to touch skin or mucous membranes and yet this happens every single day in the pron industry and they do not want condoms as porn industry leaders say - porn consumers do not want condums - it's not a fantasy if you use condoms and that is why they refuse to protect them...


Eric Michaels: What type of STDs do performers experience in porn?


Shelley Lubben: In my experience, I caught Herpes - a non-curable disease as well as HPV - HPV ultimately had me having early cervical cancer where I had half of my cervix removed and it caused major reproductive damages long term...


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  • What are long term effects of STDs on female performers?
  • Where can they go for help?
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Web Sites:
ShelleyLubben.com
ThePinkCross.org


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January 6, 2011 @ 9:26 am

Why sexual energy is such an important part of life

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Certified Tantra Educator Dawn Beck joined the show to discuss tantra, what it is, how it can be useful in ones life as a single or in a couple.


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Dawn Beck and Gerard Gatz are a Conscious Loving couple. They are Certified Tantra Educators through the Source School of Tantra with Charles Muir, Maui. In both their home city of Boulder, CO, as well as traveling, they offer transformational Tantra based workshops and private coaching for individuals and couples.


Private Sessions

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Dawn and Gerard offer private Tantra and Sacred Sexuality educational sessions. We are committed to sharing their knowledge and experience of Sacred Sexuality with you.  We are delighted to guide and assist you in awakening your pleasure, bliss and wholeness in your heart, mind, body and spirit.  We cherish the opportunity to help you connect your heart and your spirit with your sexuality with the intention of deepening your capacity for connection, pleasure, joy and Love! We are honored to work with you as an individual or in a couple. Each session is as unique as the individual or couple, so to begin our process of private sessions, we will request that you fill out a personal profile before we meet so that we can better get to know you, your experience and your desires.  This will enable us to customize each session to meet your personal needs.


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Notes/Abbreviated Transcript from Interview with Dawn Beck


Eric Michaels: What is Tantra?

Dawn Beck: The word Tantra comes from ancient Sanskrit language meaning “expansion through awareness.”  Tantra is a spiritual path that involves practices that use breath, sounds, movements and symbols to quiet the mind and activate sexual energy. The energy generated by Tantra can be used for pleasure, blissful enlightenment and sexual healing. When practiced by oneself, a powerful flow of energy emerges from within and awakens the essence of your being. When this essence is shared with another, your Love is expanded in a Sacred and Conscious way within yourself, with your partner and the universe. Through the practice of Tantra, you are able to connect with and raise your energetic awareness to increase pleasure and intimacy. With this awareness, your loving soars into the highest realms of bliss and connection that you’ve only dreamed of.


Eric Michaels: What inspired you to study and practice Tantra?

Dawn Beck: Well let's see...I was in a fairly new relationship about 2 years going really having a beautiful time in the relationship, we were very connected, passionate, sweet and wonderful. Both my partner and I, we felt like we wanted to learn more about our own energies and how we could connect our own energies to each other and to take what we already had, the core of what we had and create even more depth and connection...


Eric Michaels: How can Tantra and Sacred Sexuality be useful in ones life as a single or in a couple?

Dawn Beck: That's an interesting question because a lot of people will call me or email me and say that I am really interested in tantra but I'm not in a relationship so there is nothing I can really do and just need to wait until I am in a relationship in order to practice, in order to study and that is absolutley not true. There are so many benefits for first of all being single, being an individual not in a relationship and starting the practice of tantra...


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  • Why is sexual energy such an important part of life?
  • What are some ways to start exploring this practice?


Reccomended Web Sites:
TantricSacredJourneys.com
SourceTantra.com


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December 30, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

The Secret to Health in Every Department

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Health Expert Lorne Caplan joined the show. Lorbe is a Health Expert, Speaker, Author and Chief Scientific Officer. he touches on a wode variety of topics leading to one foundational secret to good overall health - listen in.


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Lorne Caplan has over fifteen years of expertise developing, sourcing, researching and training staff and clients about constituent ingredients, both natural and synthetic while creating product lines and specific programs for products, services and devices in the fragrance, anti-aging skincare, wellness, aesthetics (cosmetics), and gift (scented candles) industries. Lorne has built, managed and developed these product and service lines as a former owner and operator of the 14,000 square foot Danielle Spa/ Aevium Institute and Radiance Med Spas, as well as when advising clients that included SpaMedicus, Pure Laser, American Leisure, Cornelia Spa, individuals and physicians. Lorne has written and presented training and educational forums on aphrodisiacs (yes, they do exist), sensuality, romance, passion and intimacy as relates to human relationships and pheromone research.

Along with his current role as Director of Product  Development at Pheromone products company Victor Goth, LLC, an Master & Mistress, Lorne successfully advised, funded and invested in companies within the cosmeceutical, nutraceutical, biotech and life sciences sectors. As a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and founder of the Womens Total Health and Wellness Conference and Exhibit, Lorne maintains and often benefits from his experiences within the fields of womens health and sexual health.

Lorne has been frequently quoted and published in industry periodicals such as Self Magazine, Spa 20/20, Spa Management, Medical Spa Management, Spa Canada, Inside Cosmeceuticals and is a regular speaker on subjects related to , fragrance / olfaction, relationship and sexual health, integrative therapies, age-management and the aesthetics industry at conferences such as The everything to do With Sex Show, Exotic Erotica, Face & Body, Medical Spa & Aesthetics Conference, Society for Plastic Surgery Skin Care Specialists, Grayson Natural and Organic Personal Care Conference, The International Anti-aging Show and The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Lorne received his combined degree in history and political science at McGill University in Montreal and his MBA at The Ivey School of Management in London, Canada. He is currently completing his Naturopathic Doctorate from Clayton College and spreads his optimal health and life message through his blog at Anti-AgingBeauty.com and AgeMedica, LLC.


Conference Topics


Romance, passion and intimacy in an age devoid of courtship
Physiological influences of scent
Topical Hormone Therapy
Cosmetic Peptides
Medical Spa Marketing
Training and Education for Medical Spas
Product Development
Developing A Medical Spa for Physicians and Non-Physicians
Setting Up an Anti-aging Wellness Center


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Transcript of Interview with Lorne Caplan


Eric Michaels: Beyond the myriad of typical sexual enhancement products, some effective some not, what is the single most important aspect of maintaining and building sexual health?


Lorne Caplan: As you know, we are bombarded daily by on-line spam and traditional media that offer numerous products to enhance our sexual performance and prowess, with some 95% not having any actives that would be effective while perhaps 5% offering some benefit.

By taking these products we expect to immediately improve our romance quotient, but it is a much more complex issue than simply taking a pill. In fact, if we added something as simple as scent to our daily regimen, we would find that our attitude and confidence level would improve, which in turn increases the feel good hormones that are secreted by our brain and other glands. These hormones are typically referred to as “feel good hormones” such as dopamine, vasopressin and seratonin. I often refer to these as addiction hormones because they are similar to those that are affected by those that are addicted to drugs. We want more of that feeling, so we tend to do what we can to get it. That is why being “in-love” is an addiction. It changes our feel good hormone balance and therefore, it changes how we feel. That can be good, but also difficult because we lose some control over how we think and act.

Keeping that in mind, how our new found feeling will affect the way we behave, we can obtain key aspects of a healthy sexuality by adding these aphrodisiacs and pheromones to our daily regimen. By improving our confidence, self-esteem and attitude, our whole physical body and underlying health will improve. Now certainly we are aware that our blood pressure and circulatory system are important aspects to a healthy sexuality, just as numerous pharmaceutical companies tell us everyday, but we can derive these benefits from scent and fragrance when we build in the powerful aspects of aphrodisiacs and pheromones because they directly affect our overall endocrine system. When we feel good, we actually can change our physical health which is absolutely necessary to having great sex and supporting our healthy sexuality.


Eric Michaels: Are there any secrets or knowledge that isn't widely known about sexual health and how to improve it?


Lorne Caplan: Certainly, there are a number of lesser known aspects of what we can do to improve our sexual health as opposed to simply popping a pill or thinking that intercourse is the answer. Intimacy is far more than simply how often we have sex. It is simply touching hands or looking at your partner. Those secrets include the use of aphrodisiacs in your daily life. Something as simple as cutting fresh basil and inhaling the scent will do wonders for your disposition. If you include these scent solutions to your daily routine, then you will notice improvement in a variety of aspects in your daily life, from your mood, to your physical health related to your underlying hormone and endocrine balance and that is what we should all be striving for. After-all, just having your longevity, size or otherwise improved won’t ultimately benefit your sexual health. It is far more involved than simply that. Keeping in mind that the brain is ultimately the largest sex organ because it has to be involved in the process of intimacy, we as sophisticated mammals have to understand that we must feel good to perform better at anything, whether it is sexuality or business. If we don’t take care of our bodies, beyond adding sexual hormone supporting scents, then the effects will not be systemic, or complete and that is something we should all strive for. It is the balance and whole body approach that will give us the necessary stamina, quality of intimacy and understanding of what builds a truly excellent romance quotient beyond simply health of your sex life. People tend to misunderstand that (in many mens cases) the number of times we have sex is what dictates our health, when in fact that is the farthest thing from the truth.

We, as humans, need a variety of stimuli to satisfy our sexual health and the secrets lie in supporting those aspects that aren’t simply attached to the physical touch, but our other senses. That is why scent is so powerful. If we bring-in pheromones and aphrodisiacs, we will find a number of perceptions and feelings affected that we otherwise wouldn’t have considered, adding a positive level of complexity and nourishing our relationships, both sexually and alternatively with family, our business associates and others. It isn’t complicated, rather it can be and should be quite simple. That is another secret to healthy sexuality. Keep it simple, breaking down the many outside influences like work, children, money and many more intrusions that make  our sexual health more difficult to maintain and improve because we aren’t letting the more subtle and beneficial aspects seep into our lives.


Eric Michaels: Since people are very complex, is it reasonable to expect a healthy sex life? What are the hurdles we would have to overcome as men and women and are there any major differences?


Lorne Caplan: Well, that is a difficult but important question and yes, we as humans are indeed very complex, since we don’t get attracted by one sense alone. We are impacted by sight, scent, touch and all of the senses not to mention the competing noise around us in our daily lives. It is easy to get lost and lose important aspects of our relationships. We see this all the time with the breakdown in marriages and relationships. Our sexual experiences are affected not by one aspect alone and it is absolutely true that men and women are indeed very differently. The endocrine systems are very different with women having substantially more estrogen and progesterone than men and it does affect the way women respond and think, just as it affects mens responses. While women might be thinking about family, work, the house or numerous other things, men will have their “empty-box” open and be able to focus only on one thing. This is a scientific fact. Our emotions are different and therefore our needs are as well. While men might be thinking about simply how they will have sex with a woman, she may well be thinking about numerous aspects of the relationship, the physical appearance, etc… Men are able to and are often hated for, being able to think about one thing only and not be affected by so many competing aspects of the daily grind as women do.

As complex mammals, we also process information from a variety of resources. That is why we might “see” someone and be attracted to them from across the room.  Our eyes tell us that we might like their hair, their build, or some other physical attribute. The shallow sense if you will. While we can’t smell that person from a distance, we absolutely won’t like someone that we don’t like the smell of. So if you are married or in a relationship today, I can assure you that you like that persons scent, otherwise you wouldn’t be with them. That is how powerful the sense of smell is. It is a deal breaker if that person doesn’t smell well. So if that person from across the room looks great but comes over and smell horribly to you, then there won’t be a relationship in the making. It is, though, perfectly reasonable to expect a healthy sex life, since what we have to do is break it down to it’s more basic elements. Focus on the important and supportive aspects of healthy sexuality. Don’t let all the intrusions impact you. Communicate with your mate or a new prospective partner. Look into their eyes as I mentioned before. Pay attention to what they are saying (men especially). Don’t worry about all the details, the clothes, the fragrance, the restaurant, etc… but make an effort to understand and relate to the important things, the little things and you will find that as confidence builds, so too will your ability to engage in that physical relationship that is often lost in the mix. Essentially, keeping it simple, that is the major hurdle and it is greater for women, because of the way their hormones are configured, versus men and their “empty-drawer”. For men, their role would be in helping the women keep the noise from intruding. Keep it basic, simple and supportive and you will reap the benefits of a healthy sexuality, intimacy, romance an passion that will evolve from the efforts, big and small, that are made.


Eric Michaels: Can hair loss be reversed and are there any treatments that truly work now and what will be effective in the future?


Lorne Caplan: People will often ask me how this relates to passion, intimacy and healthy sexuality and as I mentioned before, the endocrine system and our feel good hormones are directly related to scent and the addition of substantial feel good scents within aphrodisiacs and pheromones that drive the production of those crack hormones or addition hormones. This is true too, for our hair and follicle health, since we do need to have balance and a healthy psychology to impact our physical health. If we don’t eat or exercise, we won’t support our physical bodies necessary nourishment and our scalp, just like our skin will suffer. After all, the scalp environment is skin and if your skin isn’t healthy from a poor diet, no exercise, etc… then you can be sure the follicles will also suffer. Now certainly, there are hormone derivatives like DHT that block up the follicles and prevent nourishment from reaching the follicle, just as we notice how much better our hair and nails grow in the sun. However, beyond the various peptide and stem-cell research that is promised to work within the next few decades to grow our hair back, we do have the ability to get the same benefits from our sun without the side affects of radiation. The technology is called low light laser therapy (LLLT) along with the necessary topical enzymes to clean the scalp and ingredients like wheat germ extract, neem and emu oil (which can be very greasy, but when applied in small amounts has shown to grow hair back) to help stimulate growth from the surface. Keep in mind that the skin is after-all a barrier and large molecule items cannot penetrate it or we’d all be dead from the toxins in our environment. Some items do have the ability to stimulate the health of our follicles as they don’t die easily. They atrophy over time, get clogged by dirt and DHT and then die out. We can, today, influence the health of our follicles and scalp health and the LLLT in turn does indeed help restore our follicles to the growth phase of hair generation, without the side affects of radiation. Of course, blood circulation is necessary to bring the nutrients to our scalp (an extremity) which is not different from our needs for a healthy blood flow for sexual health. I can discuss more commonalities, but if you can see the links with skin health, circulatory system improvement, proper nutrition, you’ll note the necessary elements to gain a healthy scalp as well as sexuality.


Eric Michaels: Is anti-aging of skin obtainable today and do skincare products really work?


Lorne Caplan: As I mentioned before, skin is a barrier and generally, products in topicals don’t penetrate the skin, otherwise it would be characterized as a drug. Some companies like Allergan and the large cosmetics entities like L’Oreal and Estee Lauder would have you believe that their newest peptides, items derived from growing cells in a lab or DNA products would actually change the structure and performance of the skin cell. This is for the most part false as you would need the necessary components that I mentioned before to impact the health of your skin as well as sexuality and scalp for hair growth.

While topical skincare products can have an impact on your anti-aging appearance, it is usually derived from two ingredient categories, the first being a surfactant which covers the skin to lock in moisture. What this does is give you the appearance of plumper, healthier looking skin and yes, you’ll look younger, but it is only a temporary fix along with a humectant that draws moisture to the skin, again hydrating the skin to make it look plumper, healthier and more youthful. I don’t mean to say that all topicals (butters, creams, lotions,serums or other forms) only give you a temporary none cellular change. Some products do contain enough of an active ingredient to make changes in the skin such as hyaluronic acid, collegen and vitamin A in it’s active form. Again, they have to be configured right in order to have an impact but if you don’t exercise, eat right or have a digestive system that absorbs and metabolizes the necessary ingredients to allow your skin to be supported in it’s daily effort to regenerate itself (this is true for the necessary hormones as well, which drop off significantly as we age), than no matter how much stuff we put on our skin, it won’t improve the long term appearance. That is key here, the digestive health of the individual, which relates to the necessary balance of our endocrine system and over all balance of our bodies. Only then will we see a true anti-aging benefit without the use of lasers, injections and other skin abrasive techniques.


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