Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Plant-Based Diets

Is a plant-based diet the right choice for you? Dr. Deborah Clegg, a lead study investigator on plant-based diets in people with chronic kidney disease (CKD), shares vital information for patients whose kidneys are not functioning properly. She discusses newer treatment options that may help balance potassium levels.

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Hormonal Health and Wellness

Dr. George E. Sadowski, MD, head of research and development for Nourishing Biologicals Skin Institute, is a physician with a thriving surgical practice with Surgical Associates of North Florida in St. Augustine. He has developed an interest in functional medicine and has a specialty in anti-aging elements and transdermal delivery systems. He discusses the role of hormones, hormonal deficit, and wellness as we age.

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Managing Parkinson’s Disease with Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)

Darren-Davis Kandler, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012, was taking up to 34 pills a day to manage his motor symptoms but the side effects took a toll on his life. Darren has found success with the FDA-approved Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System, a technology helping some people manage symptoms of Parkinson’s disease when medication alone is no longer effective. He and Dr. Jonathan Jagid, Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami, are here to talk about this experience.

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How the Brain Works and Why You Need to Heal the Microbiome

Returning guest Dr. Raphael Kellman, the founder of “Microbiome Medicine” and the Kellman Center for Integrative and Functional Medicine, discusses his new book, “The Microbiome Breakthrough: Harness the Power of Your Gut Bacteria to Boost Your Mood and Heal Your Body”, which explains how the brain works and why you need to heal the microbiome, the gut, and the thyroid. It also features a 3-week meal plan, exercise program, and motivation techniques to help relieve stress, anxiety and depression.

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GCI Health’s HealthiHer Movement Encourages Women to Focus on their Own Health

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, women make up over 60% of the PR industry and jobs within the marketing. The PR industry is ranked among the most stressful jobs in the United States. Wendy Lund, CEO of GCI Health, a national integrated healthcare communications agency, discusses the latest survey findings from the HealthiHer movement, showcasing women aged 30 to 60 who work in the communications and healthcare marketing industry, to find out why self-care often falls to the bottom of the to-do list.  

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