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December 31, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

How to Date After 40


Dating and Relationship Coach for Women Over 40 Bobbi Palmer joins the show. She defines dating like a grownup, specific things that women can do to attract good men who are good for them and more.

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Bobbi Palmer resides in Long Beach, California. Her company is Date Like a Grownup. If you're a single woman over 40, scared you'll be alone forever and losing hope of ever finding that special man, Bobbi will help you find hope and then teach you how to find him. Bobbi is not just a dating coach; she is a dating success story. She was married for the first time at age 47, and enjoys a loving and fun relationship with her spectacular husband, Larry.


As a coach, Bobbi compassionately and expertly shares her successes – and mistakes – in her 6-step Find Hope and Find Him Program. (That's what worked for her.) As one of her clients said "talking to Bobbi is like talking to a girlfriend who has her act together when it comes to men….She has the insight and empathy that can only come from someone who has been there.”

Bobbi was selected as one of the 101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2010 by WE Magazine for Women. She is the Official Love Guide for, the #1 Self Improvement site on the Internet.

Bobbi is a speaker, author and blogger and event producer. She offers 1-1 private and group coaching, live workshops and singles' events. Her eBook The 7 Secrets to Finally Finding Love After 40: Confessions of the World's Worst Dater. You can email Bobbi at or call 562.608.8685. She invites you to read her blog and pick up your complimentary gifts at In addtion participate in our community at


Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Bobbi Palmer

Eric Michaels: Your company is called Date Like a Grownup. How would you define dating like a grownup?

Bobbi Palmer: Dating like a grown up has a few elements. It is having confidence and trust in yourself. Having awareness of what you bring to a relationship  and knowing that you are enough; also having an awareness of where you might be able to improve yourself to get what you're looking for -- in a mate and in a lifestyle with that mate. Trusting your judgment, making good choices, knowing what you want and focusing on finding a man who will add that to your life. Being realistic and not expecting or waiting for that perfect man. It's looking for a good man; a man who makes you happy and wants to share a great life with you. It is also a balance between your heart and head. Get past the emotions, manage the rejection…grab that grownup girl and make sure you include her in your decisions. Confidence, good choices, balance head and heart = dating like a grownup and with grace – make it look effortless and elegant…you're not trying so hard and you're being yourself.

Eric Michaels: What do you find to be the biggest obstacles for women when they’re dating?

Bobbi Palmer: From my experience it is self esteem. I work with women in their 40s all the way to 70s – it's surprising how many women still judge themselves based on their experiences from long ago. They don't know how fabulous they are! When I coach my 1st step is "Who Am I? Falling in Love With Myself." I help my clients take a fresh look at themselves and begin to see the truth about who they are. It's often eye-opening and life-changing. They think they know what men want …based on when they were 30, mature men – men of life experiences, aren't those guys anymore. Beliefs based on decisions and experiences when they were 18 or 25.  This creates obstacles and patterns they don’t even see that stand in the way. Beliefs: All men are jerks, liars, superficial – they aren't. I have to have a man who is at least 3 inches taller. I refuse to date a man who doesn’t get along with his Mother..ect.

Eric Michaels: Is there something you recommend women do to prepare for dating?

Bobbi Palmer: My First commandment: Know and love thyself - self esteem and awareness. Know what you want in a man and a relationship. Be sure to get past your laundry list of adjectives and dig deep. Know your audience. Understand and appreciate men. Know how to communicate based on our differences...


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  • How can women learn to enjoy dating rather than dreading it?
  • What are specific things that women can do to attract good men who are good for them?
  • Conclusion Tip...

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December 30, 2010 @ 2:42 pm

The Secret to Health in Every Department

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 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


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.

Contacts & Information:

Phone: (917) 881-5613

Office: (914) 355-4532

Web Site:


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December 29, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

How do you know if you are in an unhealthy relationship?

Dr. Joyce, the “Love Doctor” joined the show. Dr. Joyce has extensive experience in helping couples to gain and maintain healthy relationships. On this episode of eHealth Radio she defines what is a healthy relationship and a WHOLE lot more.

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Dr. Joyce Morley-Ball was born the youngest of fourteen children and is the mother of three daughters. She is the owner and CEO of Morley-Ball & Associates, Inc. and is affectionately known as “Dr. Joyce, the Luv Doctor”. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree (B.S.) in Elementary Education/Psychology from SUNY Geneseo; a Master of Science degree (MS) in Counseling from SUNY Brockport, Specialist degrees (Ed.S.) in Counseling and Education Administration from SUNY Brockport, and a Doctorate degree (Ed.D.) in Counseling, Family and Worklife (CFW) from the University of Rochester. She is recognized as a National Certified Counselor and National Certified School Counselor by the American Counseling Association (ACA), a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and a Certified Criminal Justice Specialist by the National Association of Forensic Counselors (NAFC). Dr. Joyce has served as an educator in the public school system and as a professor at the post secondary level for many years. She engages in motivational/keynote speaking, training, executive, relationship, life coaching, and mediation at the national, state and local levels, and she serves as a licensed psychotherapist in private practice.

Dr. Joyce does consulting for businesses, organizations, and educational institutions, including The Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Core Consultant for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN), the U. S. Dept. of Education, the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice, Project GRAD Atlanta, and other organizations. She served as president of the Atlanta Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Jeannette Rankin Foundation in Athens, Georgia. Dr. Joyce has served on several Boards of Directors, including Kate's Club and the Porsche Foxx Community Fund (PFCF). She has been recognized by Who’s Who In Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who Among Human Service Professionals, and The World’s Who’s Who Among Women, and she is featured in the 2008 edition of the African-American National Biography. She was selected to serve as an International Delegate for the World Mental Health Organization, and led a mental health team to assist in the mental health needs of hurricane Katrina survivors, especially first responders and their families. For more on Dr. Joyce click here.


Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Dr. Joyce

Eric Michaels: How would you define a healthy relationship?

Dr. Joyce: Well Eric, one of the first things that people have to decide is if they are in a relationship or a situation. A relationship is for the long haul, and a situation is for the short haul. So it makes it real difficult to be able to have people to decide am I in a relationship or in a situation. Once they decide whether or not they are in a relationship or a situation or whether there is going to be relating - you know the root of the relationship is relate - relate is to communicate. If there is no communication then there is probably not a relationship.

Eric Michaels: There seems to be an increased number of couples whose relationships are ending and the divorce rate is up.  Is there anything that individuals can do to ensure that they are entering into a healthy relationship in an effort to keep it from dwindling?

Dr. Joyce: I think one of the first things that they have to do is to begin to look at - who am I getting into this relationship with? And we talk about people making sure that they have green cards to make sure that people are citizens, I say with a relationship they have to have a color coded card - they need a red card, a blue card, green, orange, any kind of card, what is the credit like, what is this persons history, who is this person, let me find some things about this person that I might have not known before...

Eric Michaels: How does one know when he/she is involved in an unhealthy relationship?

Dr. Joyce: The minute that they see communication has stopped - and often times Eric people realize that you can have a conversation but it doesn't mean you are communicating. Is there respect going on, lack of respect - when there is a lack of communication, when there is lack of acknowledgement, when people are not willing to compromise, when people are not willing to take care with you, and I call them all the C's, are they willing to actually - we are going to look at how are we going to communicate, how are we going to compromise, how can I care about you, what am I doing to make sure you are OK! When a person is emotionally, psychologically, physically abuses any of the abuses this will get in the way...


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Dr. Joyce discusses & answers:

  • Are there certain steps that persons can take to maintain or regain health in a relationship that has begun to sour?
  • Does sex play a major role in helping couples to have healthy relationships?
  • What, if any relationship deal breakers should people consider in maintaining healthy relationships?
  • How does this apply to one's past history as a deal breaker?
  • Conclusion Tip...

Contact Information:

Web Site:
Phone: (770) 808-6570

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December 29, 2010 @ 6:09 pm

How Are Allergies Diagnosed?


Board-Certified Allergist-Immunologist Dr. Andrew Bagg with his practice in Orlando joined the show. He discusses how allergies are diagnosed, how are allergic diseases treated, the cause of allergies and reactions...

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Dr. Andrew Bagg, MD is board certified in Allergy Asthma and Clinical Immunology. He has conducted multiple clinical research trials and has over 15 publications in medical journals and one book chapter.  He presented his research at multiple conferences including the World Allergy Organization. Dr. Bagg is the American Lung Association county chair of education.  He is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He treats both adult and pediatric allergy problems in his practice in Orlando, Florida. He specializes in treatment of all allergic diseases including asthma, eczema, hives, food and drug allergy, allergy shots, eye allergies, insect allergy, sinus infections and immune system problems that might cause frequent infections.


Transcript of Interview with Dr. Andrew Bagg

Eric Michaels: What causes allergies and or what is an allergic reaction?
Dr. Bagg: Fifty million Americans suffer from some form of allergic diseases. Most of us associate sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes with allergies. An allergic reaction is actually a result of several events that occur in your body as a result of overreaction of the immune system.

Eric Michaels: How does the immune system reaction result in allergy symptoms?
Dr. Bagg: Your immune system serves as your body’s defense against a foreign substance such as bacteria and viruses and produces antibodies against these substances. Allergic patients recognize these common harmless substances (allergens) such as pollens, foods, dust mites, and pet dander as foreign and produces an antibody called Immunoglobulin E., or IgE. This antibody attaches to “mast cells” that are located in the respiratory tract, skin, gastrointestinal tract and eyes. Each type of allergen has a specific IgE that recognizes only that allergen. (almost like a radar device).When this IgE antibody comes in contact with the “allergen”; the mast cell explodes releasing a variety of chemicals “mediators” such as histamines, leukotrienes etc. These cause a reaction resulting in inflammation (swelling with white blood cells), edema (another type of swelling with fluid and excessive mucus); and hyperresponsiveness (increased sensitivity of the respiratory tract).

Eric Michaels: What types of allergic diseases are there?
Dr. Bagg:

  • Allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever”
  • Allergic conjunctivitis (itchy, red watery, puffy eyes)
  • Asthma (chest tightness, cough, wheezing, shortness of breath)
  • Atopic dermatitis, or allergic skin reactions (including eczema)
  • Urticaria (hives)
  • Anaphylaxis – severe reactions to substances such as latex, foods, medications, insect stings (which can be life threatening with throat closure)
  • Problems/sequelae of allergic rhinitis (recurrent ear, sinus, throat infections)

Eric Michaels: How are allergies diagnosed?
Dr. Bagg: A board certified allergist/immunologist is best qualified to diagnose and treat allergic diseases. A thorough medical history followed by a physical exam is very important. Skin tests, breathing test (in case of asthma), and blood tests are all used to determine what you are allergic to.

Eric Michaels: How is allergic disease treated?
Dr. Bagg: Once your allergist determines the allergic triggers that precipitate your allergies, he or she can help you establish a treatment program. The first step will be towards prevention by minimizing your exposure to the triggering factors. The second step is to optimize the medications for best results to control the symptoms of inflammation and to decrease acute symptoms and infections. Immunotherapy (vaccination) also known as allergy injections may also be recommended to modify your immune system in order to prevent symptoms, and reduce or eliminate the need to take medications.

Contact & Information:

Web Site:

Phone: (407) 339-3002


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December 29, 2010 @ 2:54 pm

How to Keep Our Hands & Feet Moist in the Winter


Co-founder of Indie Beauty brand, Three Custom Color Specialists - Trae Bodge joined the show to discuss caring for winter skin.

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In addition to being the co-founder of indie color cosmetic brand, Three Custom Color Specialists, Trae has recently embarked on a new career as a beauty & lifestyle journalist for, makeup artist, author and product development consultant. She loves sharing beauty & lifestyle tips, product reco's, gift ideas and deals with her readers. She loves this new era in her professional life!


Abbreviated Transcript of Interview with Trae Bodge

Eric Michaels: Why does our skin feel so dry in the winter?
Trae Bodge: The cold air really drys out the skin, as does the heat in our homes, cars and offices.

Eric Michaels: How should you adjust your skin care routine in the dry, winter months?
Trae Bodge: If you are using a cleanser that foams at all, change to a creamy, non foaming cleanser.  You will also need more moisture - if you really like the moisturizers you are using, you can can supplement then with a serum, which will provide moisture and help your moisturizers work more effectively.  Otherwise, you can use richer moisturizers in winter and then switch back to lighter ones in the warmer months.

Eric Michaels: What if a person has oily breakout-prone skin, but is feeling dry in areas?  How should they adjust their skin care routine?
Trae Bodge: Use a slightly less foaming cleanser and use a serum just where there are experiencing dryness.

Eric Michaels: What about the skin on our bodies?
Trae Bodge: Our body skin will also suffer in the winter months.  I would recommend exfoliating a few times a week - I find that the oily, sugar scrubs are the most effective.  Also, use rich creams or oils after bathing.

Eric Michaels: What about our hands and feet?  How do we keep them moist in winter?
Trae Bodge: A great trick is to apply a rich cream or balm on hands and feet before we put our gloves and socks on. The mild perspiration will create a "spa-like" effect and really allow the moisture to penetrate into those trouble areas.

Contacts & Information:

Facebook: TrueTrae
Twitter: @TrueTrae



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December 29, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

The Skin Takes a Beating in the Winter


Cosmetic chemist and research executive Ron Robinson. He is also a resident beauty expert for Allure Magazine nd joins the show to discuss how to care for your skin during the winter season.

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Ron Robinson has developed beauty products for Clinique, Estee Lauder, Revlon, Avon and Lancome. He has been featured in Womens Wear Daily, Self Magazine, Womens Health Magazine, Los Angeles Times and CBS News. He is also a resident beauty expert for Allure Magazine. Ron is the founder of the #1 beauty community on Facebook called with over 30,000 highly engaged and influential beauty consumers.


Transcript of Interview with Ron Robinson

Eric Michaels: It seems the texture of my skin changes during the winter, What is that?

Ron Robinson: There’s no question: the skin takes a beating in the winter. It gets dehydrated and thereby makes you loose suppleness and elasticity. This issue is exacerbated by the fact that we spend a lot of time indoors where the air is very dry.

Eric Michaels: What does my skin seem to be more sensitive during this time of year?

Ron Robinson: During the winter, sensitive skin is particularly vulnerable to loss of its natural barrier protection. It can become itchy and red quite frequently.

Eric Michaels: What about acne-prone skin and large pores?

Ron Robinson: If you are concerned about acne, large pores or rough texture, remember that your skin's natural exfoliation cycle slows down during colder months, leading to clogged pores and breakouts. So regular exfoliation using a facial scrub is important during this time of year.

Eric Michaels: Why is sunscreen so important during the winter? I thought it to be more crucial during the beach season. Ron Robinson: Yes, Sunscreen is important year round.  The sun's rays reflect off the snow and ice and can become as intense as in the summer months.  So wear sunscreen everyday.

Eric Michaels: As an expert, what would you suggest as the 5 essential rules to follow during the winter season? Ron Robinson: Actually, I have 6 recommendations:

  • 1) Moisturize daily.  Apply up to two to three times a day as needed.
  • 2) Exfoliate at least once a week.  Be gentle especially if you have sensitive skin.
  • 3) Keep showers short and warm. Long, hot showers strip the natural oils from you skin. You should spend no more than ten minutes in the shower.
  • 4) Apply SPF 15 (at least) sunscreen everyday.
  • 5) Consider using a humidifier in your home.  Indoor heaters can reduce the humidity to less than ten percent.  To counter this, place a humidifier in the room in which you spend the most time.
  • 6) Stay hydrated.  Drinking adequate amounts of water benefits your overall health and helps hydrate your skin from within.

Eric Michaels: One last question: With so many products on the market, it can get very confusing what is right for the consumer to choose from, how do we know what is the right product for ones skin type? Ron Robinson: This is a common concern. Me and my team have found a great way to diagnose your skin and it's FREE. It's called Crystalize. Crystalize is an innovative skin imaging service that provides better knowledge about your unique skin, enabling you to make smarter choices about products to use, and can help you to achieve more beautiful skin.  You can now visit a Duane Reade Look Boutique for your complementary, objective Crystalize consultation, and upload your own skin secret by January 24th for a chance to win a $200 personalized skincare regimen. Or visit

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December 29, 2010 @ 7:50 am

Are You Involved in Cyber-Sex?


Clinical Psychologist, Speaker, Author, Media coach and Hypnotherapist Dr. Janet Hall joins the show from Melbourne, Australia. She has written 8 books and recorded 34 CDs. She helps people superboost their confidence and get fantastic results.

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Dr. Janet Hall is the author of eight books on family and relationship issues including “Sex-Wise Teens” and “Sex-life Solutions”. Jan is featured regularly on the television program “Sex Life” as their female sex therapist/advisor. Her 19 CDS in the Sensational Sex Series frankly and informatively discuss sexual issues ranging from sex therapy with hypnosis, to advice on creating and sharing sexual fantasies, and strategies for sparking up your sex-life.

Dr. Jan is consistently in demand from the media for comment on a variety of current issues.


Transcript of Interview with Dr. Janet Hall

Eric Michaels: Why do men make the women attend sex therapy?

Dr. Hall: The most common problem for women is that they are not “turning onto” sex. They're just not interested. Because sex is more important to men usually than it is to women, there are a group of men who send their women in for therapy and asks the therapist -'can you fix my woman?' These men hope that I can give them a magic pill which will get their women interested in sex. (Alas, there is no such magic in a pill – the woman has to turn on the main switch inside her mind and body to find sexual inspiration.)

Eric Michaels: Describe the main difference between the way men view sex vs. the way women do?

Dr. Hall: Men tend to be visual and they like a lot to do with what they are seeing to be stimulated during sex – a woman wearing flimsy underwear is more enticing than a naked woman.
Women like to feel that affection has been shown to them and they like to be touched gently. Put very simply: Men want women to dress up in lingerie and women want to be given roses and to be told that they're beautiful.

Eric Michaels: What is the biggest misconception that men vs women have about sex?

Dr. Hall: Men are often fixated on intercourse as being the 'big bang' they call it, and that sex should end up in orgasms for both. Actually, women often buy into that “big bang” belief as well -but the main belief that causes sexual issues which women buy into is that “as long as you're being a good woman to your partner, it doesn't matter if you don't have sex. If you're a good woman-a good mother, a good partner and a good wife -you can get away with not having sex”.

Eric Michaels: What are your views about cyber sex?

Dr. Hall: If someone is involved with someone and engages in cyber sex or views sex on the web, it can only work as long as you're sharing it with your partner. If it's hidden, it's cheating. So if you're hiding, it's cheating. 
Web based sex usually ends up causing damage to a couple's sex life.

Eric Michaels: What's the most unique sexual problem you've seen a client about?

Dr. Hall: I think that women who have Vaginismus are the most unique (that is, a small but very deserving group of women) because that's something so many people are not aware of except the sufferers. Vaginismus is like anxiety (even a “panic attack”) of the vagina so that nothing can penetrate the vagina. The woman may have been married for several years and never had anything penetrate her vagina, though she can be sexually active, enjoying orgasms and intimacy. 
There's many possible reasons for Vaginismus. For instance, if the girl’s mother has been very negative about sex and warns that -'good girls wouldn't do that.' It can also result from hearing about other women complain about pain. It can just happen to the worrying types, you know people who worry about anything that's new and strange. It can also be caused by a physical problem – perhaps recurrent Thrush which causes severe pain. The vaginal sphincter and internal muscles seize up. We don't know how common it is because women are only starting to come for therapy more often with it now and it has been badly diagnosed in the past.

Eric Michaels: What happens when sex goes bad in a relationship. Can you get it back?

Dr. Hall: 
We need to clear up any upsets that might have happened to in past and come to
terms with them. Then we have to agree on what's going to happen in the
future. If he wants to swing by the chandeliers and you want to do it with
the lights out, it's never going to be good. You have to make agreements
about what you expect and what you will do and won't do.
That's where it's good to get a mediator, sometimes a family counselor but
maybe a sex therapist is best.

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December 28, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

What is the Morning Cocktail?


Dr. Tom Potisk holistic family doctor for over 25 years joins the show to talk about his Morning Cocktail, dangerous exercises and more.

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Dr. Tom Potisk AKA the “Down to Earth doctor” has been a holistic family doctor for 25 years. He is an author, speaker, and blogger on holistic living. He was a winner of the Chiropractor of the Year Award and has certifications in nutrition counseling and wellness.  He is called the “down-to-earth” doctor because of his family oriented country lifestyle and his simplistic, practical, and easy to implement health advice.

He is the author of the new book - “Whole Health Healing: The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages”.


His extensive world travels to remote places, sometimes on volunteer medical missions, adds to his unique perspective and his philosophy. His goal with his books and presentations is to improve patient’s lives by empowering them to make wiser health care decisions.


Transcript of Interview with Dr. Tom Potisk

Eric Michael: What is whole health healing?

Dr. Potisk: It's the solution to what most people are seeking - they want to be in control of their health. They want to cut their health care expenses in a safe manner and also be confident that they are doing everything possible to ensure an active, fulfilling and independent lifestyle until their final days. I wrote this book Whole Health Healing to enable people to have all that. It empowers them with simple, easy to implement lifestyle changes that I learned during both my training and observation of thousands of people in my holistic family practice. I dealt with all ages, my youngest was 1 day old and my oldest was 103!

Eric Michaels: One of the chapters in your book is called Structure Based Health Care. What is that and how can it help people?

Dr. Potisk: I call it the "missing link" in health care. It's often overlooked that structure effects function. This means that the alignment of our bones and joints, especially of our spines, has a profound influence on how our parts work. This concept goes back centuries in other cultures. Cave drawings can be seen of ancient people manipulating each others bodies. Hippocrates himself wrote "Look to the spine for the cause of disease." When our body structure is off balance, it causes irritation or pinching of our nerves, interrupting or impeding the normal flow of impulses. The nervous system controls all parts of the body, including organs and even systems like immunity. This structure -function concept is the basis of chiropractic health care. Doctor's of Chiropractic are thoroughly trained and are specialists in detecting and correcting these misalignments. In the spine they are called vertebral subluxations. The correction is called an adjustment. It's very safe, economical, effective, and one of the best ways I know of to release the power of our "doctor within" as Dr Schweitzer advocated.

Eric Michaels: You recommend we all drink something called The Morning Healing Cocktail. That sounds intriguing, what’s in it?

Dr. Potisk: I told you that holistic health was not that difficult and this is a perfect example. This drink has only 2 ingredients: a glass of hot water mixed with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. This is the first thing we should have before eating or drinking anything else in the morning. This acts as a mild cleanser and detox for our insides, especially the lining of the digestive tract and the liver. It results in increased absorption of nutrients from the food we eat, which in turn cuts cravings. People report such benefits as increased mental clarity, less bloating, more energy and even weight loss. Do this every morning throughout your life.

Eric Michaels: One of the chapters in your book is about exercise and you warn about 5 exercises that are most dangerous. What can you tell us?

Dr. Potisk: Yes, I observed many people who injured themselves by exercising. Most people push themselves too hard especially when starting out. An example is the typical and commonly used military sit-up. It places immense strain on the joints and muscles of the spine in the back and neck. There are better and safer ways to strengthen the abdominal muscles. I recommend a maneuver I call The Abdominal Track Slide. The procedure is to lay on the back with head back and arms to the side. Next, with legs straight, lift your heels so they are about 4-6 inches above the floor. Then move the heels inwards as close as possible towards the buttocks and then out straight with the legs again, as if they are on an imaginary track. repeat this slowly without letting the heels down until fatigue is felt. This better way of abdominal exercising places no significant strain on the back or neck. There are 5 total exercises that I label dangerous and to be avoided. besides explaining and illustrating all of them in my book, I also offer a free report on this matter. It can be obtained on my web site

Eric Michaels: Where can readers find your book?

Dr. Potisk: It's available in or through any bookstore and on Amazon. Also, it's available from my web site and when ordered there I include 2 bonus ebooks - 1)The Healing Cookbook containing dozens of my signature healthy recipes like The Healing Fudge, The Healing Muffin, The Healing Frappucino, and even The Healing Martini! and 2) The Workbook and Study Guide to further assist readers interested in these simple lifestyle alterations, getting them closer to optimum health and wellness. My web site is

Conclusion Tip: To get you started on your path of whole health healing, Dr Tom Potisk provides 4 free health reports on his web site They are:
1) The 5 Most dangerous exercises and their safer alternatives.
2) The recipe for The Healing Salad.
3) How to get control of your child's electronic gaming.
4) How to check yourself and your family for spinal structural misalignments.


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December 28, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

Overhwhelmed With Your Situation?


Psychologist Dr. Lawrence J. Levy joined the show to discuss the difference between a psychologist, psychiatrists and other mental health care practitioners as well the typical patient who he might help and more...

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Dr. Lawrence J. Levy is a Licensed Psychologist in Boca Raton, Florida. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Psychologists Association. He is also a member of the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis, the Florida Society for Clinical Hypnosis and the South East Florida Association for Psychoanalytic Psychology. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his master's and doctorate degrees from Nova Southeastern University. He holds a certification in NLP/Neuro Linguistic Programming. He has also completed an ICF / International Coaching Federation approved program to train to become an Executive Coach. And, he treats depression, anxiety, couples, relationship and dating issues, and personal growth issues. You can visit his website at


Partial Transcript of Interview with Dr. Levy Lawrence

Eric Michaels: There seem to be many sorts of mental health practitioners out there, social workers, mental health counselors, hypnotists, practitioners of NLP, psychiatrists. You are a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. What exactly is a psychologist and how are they different from psychiatrists and other mental health care practitioners?

Dr. Levy: I am glad you asked that question. First a psychiatrist is a medical doctor who goes through medical training and then after medical school receives initial training in psychiatry and perhaps neurology. The main tool that psychiatrists use today is medication. There was a time when the psychiatrist provided therapy but because of the health care situation, and because frankly, people want instant cure, they use medication primarily. Psychologist come from an academic tradition of research and they receive five years of schooling plus, post doctorate work to get licensed and they primarily study research methods, therapy and different types of therapy and their training involves therapy without these meds. The other sort of practitioners often are lesser trained or some of them like hypnotist...

Eric Michaels: If you do not use medications, how does psychotherapy work?

Dr. Levy: At one time, psychotherapy was called the talking cure but really it is the listening cure. Therapy works in several ways. Most people do not experience a time where they are listened to deeply where someone is listening and asking questions that may help them find insight - so good therapy can either help somebody gain insight on their feelings and emotions or help them change their behavior or help the unconscious conscious and makes them aware of what...through talking clearly in a safe environment with a legal psychologist they get an opportunity to explore their emotions and find new ways of thinking, feeling, acting and being so that is actually changes the way they think, act and behave...

Eric Michaels: Who is the typical patient who might come to see you?

Dr. Levy: Actually, it's anybody. People come to see me because they have reached a point in their life where the stress and pain they are feeling is so overwhelming they don't know what to do with it. They may come to see me because they have had a break up and they are overwhelmed with their feelings. Or someone comes to see me because their husband or wife is telling them they are tired of what they are doing - go see somebody. They could come to see me because they are just depressed. Typically it's when symptoms, sadness, anxiety, lack of sleep, stuck in their life, exhausted in reading self help books....basically anyone and everybody.


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December 28, 2010 @ 11:10 am

Is it possible to “get over” allergies?


Registered nurse Cara Landes joins the show. Cara has extensive experience in the medical field has ranged from working in a Trauma Center, to working on a Neuro & Orthopedics floor, to serving as a hospice nurse. She shares some very down to earth basics and interesting information to keeping allergies in check.

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Cara Landes, RN has been a registered nurse for over a decade. Her extensive experience in the medical field has ranged from working in a Trauma Center, to working on a Neuro & Orthopedics floor, to serving as a hospice nurse.

In an industry were bedside manner makes all the difference in the world, Cara has always been a beacon of light for those around her. Her patients describe her as a dedicated, caring, and thorough nurse and appreciate the sense of humor, honesty, and the safety and trust that she routinely provides for them.

Cara has an amazing gift for explaining complex medical details in easy-to-understand terms. This gift has led her to take on an education role, not only with her patients, but with her colleagues as well, teaching such classes as Total Joint Replacement to those in her field.

Cara has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her career. She is well-respected by the physicians she supports, and receives ongoing accolades for the accuracy of her assessments and her ability to care immediately for patients, especially in times of crisis.

Cara’s exposure to patients in all different stages of their medical journey’s has taught her the importance of taking a proactive approach to health. She has the knowledge and experience to help individuals evaluate their current state of health, and has the background and heart to craft a caring solution to improve their health.


Partial Transcript of Interview with RN Cara Landes

Eric Michaels: Cara, what are the different types of allergies?

Cara Landes: There are basically three different type of allergies. The first one is food allergies. It may be specific type of food like seafood for instance or medication - with medication sometime people may have what they consider an allergy to a certain medication although it may be more of a sensitivity as in a rash or hives or they may have a reaction to a certain type of medication and that would just mean that for may people with a reaction, it is a very severe reaction and this would cause their throat to swell maybe stop breathing and those kinds of things - that would be the second type. The third type would be more seasonal allergies. People usually experience this in the spring or the fall. It may be brought on by dust and pollen. An example of that would be hay fever...

Eric Michaels: Is it possible to "get over" allergies?

Cara Landes: Yes, that is a great question. I would say it is possible to eliminate allergies, especially food allergies. For example, for food allergies it is possible to be able to remove that food from your diet and to gradually bring it back in or a person is able to take and adjust that food once again, like dairy and wheat products to name a couple of them. The more severe allergies its possible to decrease the time that a person may have the symptoms of the severity of the symptoms. For example, some people will have a asthma attack with the symptom...

Eric Michaels: Why do some people have so many allergies while others have none?

Cara Landes: As a registered nurse I have taken care of many people over the years and through my experience it comes down to two things: One is lifestyle choices. The second one would be immunity. What I see across the board is that people that are healthy make healthy choices - they really watch what it is that they put into their body. The second thing is immunity. Our bodies were designed, and whatever your belief system is, to fight off the warriors or the diseases that come to us. That is how we were designed. So the stronger your immunity, the more capable your going to be to fight off these kinds of things...


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