The US Diet Is Deadly. Here Are 6 Ways We Can Advocate For Change

Available for Interviews: Dr. Franchell Hamilton

Dr. Franchell Hamilton, MD, FACS, FASMBS, FOMA is the Founder of NeuroSwitch™ Weigh Loss–a place for people to receive treatments ranging from bariatric surgery and medical weight loss to hormone therapy. Dr. Hamiltion is also the author of two books, Transformation Is a Mindset: The Journey to Changing Your Input and Your World and And the Best Diet Is . . . .

What Dr. Hamilton could say on
The American Diet Epidemic:

The standard American diet is disheartening and consists mainly of processed food originally meant to be able to last longer during the Industrial Revolution.

    • Diet-related deaths in the US outrank deaths from smoking.
    • Half of US deaths are from heart disease.
    • Dietary risks were responsible for 11 million deaths over a period of time according to some studies.

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The Pandemic Is Gone, So Why Do I Still Feel Anxious and Depressed?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
the Reasons Why We Delay Medical Care:

The COVID-19 Pandemic led to a huge jump in rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide, more than tripling the previous rates. One study out of The Lancet showed current rates of depression in 2021 at 32.8% of the general population.* The concern was that from 2020 to 2021 the rates were climbing, despite the loosening of pandemic lockdown rules. Unfortunately, once anxiety and depression are ‘let out of the bag’ they are hard to control.

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Confidence Matters When It Comes to Sexual Health & Wellness

Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men’s & women’s sexual wellness.

What Dr. Eilber can say in an interview on
Confidence and Sexual Wellness
:

Having sexual confidence is similar to having confidence in any other aspect of your life—you should feel empowered to tell your partner what you like and what you don’t like, try new things, say no, pleasure yourself, seek medical or other treatment if your sexual function isn’t what you want it to be, and feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin.

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How We Can Support Teachers, Our Local Heroes This Year

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. New for 2022, Levitt has launched a new professional development resource for teachers called PD Reimagined.

What Nadine Levitt can say in an interview about
Supporting Our Teachers This School Year
:

What if we celebrated teachers, inspired them, and continued to fuel that inspiration throughout the year? Nadine can talk about what people can do in their hometown. She created online inspiration / learning that schools can provide to teachers. Parents can also chip in and gift it to teachers… so they’ll. have a gift that lasts all year long.

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8 Mental Health Activities to Best Support Kids and Teens

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
Mental Health Support of Our Children:

    • It is important to teach our children about mental health early in life because mental health is health. Human behavior is a manifestation of feelings and thoughts that then elicit specific actions and activities. The epidemic of chronic physical diseases that ail us as a society can be prevented, cured, or managed by lifestyle modification, or by simply changing our behaviors. Therefore, good mental health is a necessity for the consistent and sustained behaviors required for lifelong physical health and overall well-being.
    • It’s often challenging to identify a child’s specific mental health needs. Unlike physical health needs, mental health needs are difficult to target because they are often invisible, and hidden inside the individual until disclosed through direct communication or maladaptive behaviors.

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Subtle Signs You May Not Be as Healthy as You Think

Available for Interviews: Dr. Michael Evangel

Dr. Michael S. Evangel, Chiropractic Physician, is the owner of the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Paramus, NJ. For over 30 years, his mission is to provide state-of-the-art, high-quality care to people of all ages.

What Dr. Mike Evangel could say on
Signs You May Not Be as Healthy as You Think:

      • There are always reasons why changes occur in the human body since nothing happens by “accident.”
      • The body has an innate intelligence that strives for balance and health, but only when there is the correct set of circumstances. Those circumstances include not having significant excesses or deficiencies.

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Why Do We Delay Our Medical Care?

Available for Interviews: John Rodriguez, MD

Dr. John Rodriguez is a Chief Medical Officer of Healthcare2U, and he is passionate about the care that is provided to their patients. He manages all the care providers in Healthcare2U’s network of clinics and oversees care protocols and training.

What Dr. Rodriguez can say in an interview about
the Reasons Why We Delay Medical Care:

Many of us are procrastinators. Somehow, we feel that if we ignore that email from our tax accountant or put the electric bill in the ‘special pile’ everything will turn out okay. But we all know the inevitable of postponing these things leads to bad outcomes. This goes for our health as well. If we keep putting off that physical exam or delay that screening colonoscopy the outcome may cost us our lives. We know that undiagnosed diabetes, hypertension, or premalignant colon polyps can lead to conditions such as heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, and colon cancer to name a few.  

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5 Reasons Why You Should Exercise for Your Sexual Health 

Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men & women’s sexual wellness.

What Dr. Eilber can say in an interview on
Sexual Health & Exercise
:

You eat right for your heart health, you do yoga for your mental health, so why not exercise for your sexual health too?

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5 Myths About Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men & women’s sexual wellness.

What Dr. Eilber Can Say on
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy:

Some women feel safer taking bioidentical hormones compared to prescription hormone replacement therapy because of the belief that they have fewer side effects such as the risk of cancer; however, the scientific data is lacking.

When it comes to bioidentical hormone replacement, here are 5 myths:

 1. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a medical term. It’s just a term used by makers of BHRT but it is not recognized by the FDA. 

 2. It’s safer than traditional hormone replacement. They are not safer just because they are “natural.” There is no convincing data that bioidentical hormones are more or less safe compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy.

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8 Family Solutions to Better Regulate Screen Time

Available for Interviews: Dr. Pete Loper

Dr. Pete Loper, MD, MSEd, FAAP, is a triple board-certified physician in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child psychiatry. He is also a professor and executive coach and is dedicated to mental health and wellness advocacy.

What Dr. Loper could say on
Screen Time Effects and Regulation:

Recommended Screen Time Duration for Most Age Groups, Including Adults
    • The most consistent guidelines have been for children one year of age or younger, where the standard recommendation remains no screen time. Children between the ages of 2-4 according to the World Health Organization, or 2-5 according to the American Academy of Pediatrics, generally should have no more than one hour of screen time daily.
    • The absence of consensus regarding screen time duration for older children and adults is due to a so-called lack of data. Particularly in the context of the pandemic, screens have become even more ubiquitous, making it that much harder to study this issue.
    • However, consistent with our era of quantitative bias, where it’s not true unless you can prove it and big data is confounded with truth, the fear regarding screen time is that we are once again attempting to substitute data for common sense.

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