How Prolonged Stress Can Cause Weight Gain

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Stress & Weight Gain
:

    • Prolonged chronic stress can cause or significantly contribute to weight gain. Many people already know and recognize that they make poor dietary choices when under high amounts of stress which will ultimately cause weight increases—the self-proclaimed “stress eaters.” 

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Beautifying From the Inside Out: How Women Can Look and Feel Better

Available for Interviews: Dr. Eldred Taylor

Dr. Eldred Taylor, MD, can answer all of your women’s health questions regarding hormonal imbalances and how to correct them. Dr. Taylor is a leader in the hormone industry and is passionate about helping women while using a holistic functional medicine approach.

Talking Points for an Interview with Dr. Taylor
on How Women Can Look and Feel Better
:

    • Stress. The number one enemy to beauty is stress. Stress releases cortisol and cortisol breaks down collagen. When collagen is broken down, skin elasticity suffers and leads to sagging skin and wrinkles. Addressing what causes stress and how you can measure treat, and recover from it is important.

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4 Simple Ways We Can Quickly Shed Pounds This Summer

Available for Interviews: Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith is an internal medicine physician, a work-life integration researcher, and an international expert on the mind-body-spirit connection. She is also an international speaker and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

What Dr. Dalton-Smith  Can Say in an Interview on:
Losing Weight by Following these 4 Tips:

Being able to shed some excess weight this summer and feel happier and more confident is essential to our happiness—and even if many of us are still stuck at home during the pandemic it will still make you feel happier and healthier.

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Beating COVID and Triumphing in Fitness With These 6 Strategies

Available for Interviews: Raphael Velazquez

Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He is also the author of Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.

What Raphael Velazquez can say in an interview on
Achieving Our Fitness Goals:

It is obviously an understatement how COVID has nearly affected every person on this planet. So it’s no surprise that our fitness ideals were also challenged over the past year. Here are 6 strategies that can help us all get back on track with our fitness goals post-pandemic:

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5 Easy Food Changes to Help You Hit Your 2021 Health Goals

Available for Interviews: Raphael Velazquez

Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He is also the author of Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.

What Raphael Velazquez can say in an interview on
Food & Diet Tips That Can Help You :

These talking points were adapted from Velazquez’s new book, Core Fitness: Your Best Shape, Looking and Feeling Great.

    • Commandment 10: You Shall Hydrate
      Hydrating well is essential for many reasons. We are made up of 60-70% of water, at times we think we are hungry when we are truly thirsty. 
    • Commandment 11:You Shall Eat Moderately
      Eat until  you are satisfied, not until you are full. By the time that you are satisfied, the food you’ve consumed has not been broken down to its simplest form, yet the body is sending signals in the form of hormones that it is satiated. 
    • The most important meal is “Breaking Fast”
      Sleep for 7-8 hours and then having your first meal is breaking you fast. Look at breaking fast as the first meal had after any given amount of time has elapsed. Giving exactly what the body needs to fuel it properly is key to your metabolism kicking in and allowing you to attain your nutrition goals.
    • Ask yourself, Does this benefit my goals and the vision of myself? 
      Drop the twinkie and grab some fruit when you want to snack on something. Give your body nutritious food/snacks to benefit your 2021 changes
    • Eat perishable food
      Buying and eating perishable food means that you’re eating less processed foods and will ensure that you eat what you’ve bought so that it does not go bad and you waste money. Added bonus: Many of us need to stretch our dollars during these financially challenging times.
    • Be aware of what’s triggering your hunger
      Use the senses you have: Smell, Taste, Sight, and Hearing. What can be making you salivate and desiring food is smelling, seeing, or hearing food that you like or that is intriguing. When tasting, you can be loving what you’re eating. That gluttony may take over and you may want to go overboard with it. Stick to the script, eat until satiated and keep it moving.

 

Interview: Raphael Velazquez

Raphael Velazquez, NSCA CSCS, is the founder of VELA, and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, celebrity trainer, and body transformation expert. He has built an unparalleled rapport within the fitness and entertainment industry. With years of experience in sculpting and transforming physiques and minds, Raphael formulates and implements techniques catered to the specific goals and needs of each of his clients. Best known for his work in strength and conditioning, Raphael possesses the expertise and professionalism needed to successfully meet demands and sculpt bodies and minds, while coaching his clients to fully embody their best lives. Raphael’s style is evident in the results you see in his clients, his physique is equally important. Recently featured in the Equinox “Impossible Happens” campaign, Miami Swim Week, New York Fashion Week, and Good Morning America with Brooke Burke.

Raphael also has a B.S. in exercise physiology, and in addition to training celebrities, entrepreneurs, and everyday people, he is a motivational speaker, a passionate advocate for the youth being a member of Mastermind Connect, and is devoted to serving others along their journey.

Raphael comes from a Dominican household. As a first-generation American, Raphael looks to be an example to inspire other first-generation Americans to go for their dreams and make them a reality based on one’s circumstances, resources, resiliency, creativity & grit.

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How to End Yo-Yo Dieting in 2021

Spring is here and this is a popular time of year when people start their diets again, in the endless aim to lose—and try to keep off—those extra pounds. Such blind positivism! We all know that diets don’t work are not the solution for any positive, long-term results. Read on for some practical tips from a prominent nurse practitioner who is a health and fitness advocate. . . .

Here are a few things Dr. Secor could say in an interview:

  • First: Stop dieting! This is about a healthy nutritional plan.  You shouldn’t feel deprived. Doing so will only be a temporary fix that will ultimately fail in the long run.

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Experts Available Through the Thanksgiving Weekend

Experts Available in These Categories

HEALTH & MEDICINE

Available for TOPICS on COVID Prevention, CDC Protocols, Obesity, Pain Management:
Dr. Tammy Penhollow, DO, specializing in anesthesiology and pain management, and has a passion for regenerative medicine and holistic healing.

Available for TOPICS on Work-Life Integration, Stress Management, Sleep/Rest, Self-Care:
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, board-certified internal medicine physician and work-life Integration Strategist, international speaker, and bestselling author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity.

Available for TOPICS on Public Health/Policy, Healthcare Reform, Skin Cancer:
Dr. Reagan Anderson, DO, specializing in general Dermatology and served in the United States Navy. Author of Universal Death Care: A Solution for Healthcare in the Age of Entitlement, he is passionate about changing healthcare in the U.S.

Available for TOPICS on Weight Loss, Nutrition, Exercise, Women’s Health, Self-Care:
Dr. Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, nurse practitioner and fitness & health advocate. Author of Debut a New You: Transforming Your Life at Any Age.

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