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  • 01:00

    Winds of Change: The Importance of Clinical Experts As Teachers

    in Health

    We appreciate those who fought to make this profession licensed in the United States and who set up the programs in Chinese medicine, making this a valid career path. However, since it's inception in the United States and the West, Chinese medicine has been ruled largely by academics, scholars, anthropologists, and historians. There has been, and continues to be, a paucity of true clinical experts teaching this medicine. This is largley due to the fact that the leaders in this field simply lack the large, consistent patient volume needed to become expert clinicians. Chinese medicine colleges and state organizations are increasingly focused on revenue, administrative in-fighting and clinically irrelevant adademic ponderings. Meanwhile, the quality of clinical education is declining. Graduates enter the real world of managing patients' many health concerns with largely ineffective skill sets, based on theories regurgitated by scholars, most completely lacking adequate pulse diagnosis skills and/or highly effective acupuncture methods. Luckily, there are American and Western Chinese medicine practitioners who are seeing 300-600 patient visits per week who are stepping forward to teach the real life, clinically proven, practical skills so badly needed to not only survive but thrive practicing this medicine. This is medicine, it has real-world consequences and is not a theoretical exercise, people are sick and they depend on us to get them better. The time has come to listen to those on the front lines, making this medicine work everyday. 

  • 00:47


    in Health

    Please join us this Thursday, January 28, 2016 for a live show with host Denise Messenger.  Our special guest is Dr. Babak Dadvand.  He will be discussing Gynecomastia (breast surgery for men) and the treatment plan he has surgically perfected.  At a very young age he had a fascination with the relationship between the arts and sciences. Indeed, when he went on to pursue an Ivy League education at the University of Pennsylvania, he double majored in chemistry and fine arts to further explore these areas. Dr. Dadvand graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and was further recognized for his outstanding achievements by being named a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He then went on to medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine where he was drawn to the surgical specialties. After earning his doctorate of Medicine (MD) he attended the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation where he completed a full General Surgery training program. He excelled both clinically and academically, with multiple publications upon completion of his training.  Dr. Dadvand passed both the written and oral examinations to become Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery. He was then accepted to the plastic surgery program at Indiana University Medical Center, a rigorous top-tier program. Here, he honed his skills in all facets of plastic surgery, including cleft-lip/palate repair, head and neck reconstruction, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Dadvand also utilized his time at Indiana University to pursue academic interests, including publications in peer review journals. Dr. Dadvand drew from years of training and experience during his advanced aesthetic fellowship in Beverly Hills. He knew that all the additional years of training he pursued were necessary to gain true expertise in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery.  You asked for it and we deliver!



  • 01:13

    The G-Spot w/ Meka Rae: Organic Herbal Tea, Sexercise, Vaginal Waxing

    in Relationships

    Hi Bedroom Playmates, 

    Join us as we interview Tyre Richards regarding his Sexercise4life brand and his Herbal Tea. Tyre Richards is the founder of Sexercise4life a multi-dimensional system that will enrich your love making experience to fulfill all your partners’ sexual expectations, while adding health and vitality to your Sexuality, Sexual health, Sexual Enjoyment and sexual performance. This will be achieved through 15 applicable sexercises (internal and external), nutrition (high octane food for high octane sex) and physical exercises to get that sexy back.  He  also created Revel Herbal Tea. A special blend of organic herbs that you boil and make tea.  It’s for women to increase orgasm intensity, balancing hormones, restore ability to achieve orgasm, restore desire and much more. Clinically tested and Doctors approved. USDA Kosher Certified.  This delicious tea can be enjoyed as is or with almond milk and honey.

    We will also interview Kimberly Grimes the owner and founder of  Vavoom ATL. She provides safe and healthy vaginal waxing solutions for women of color. 

    These two experts are joining us at Sex and Sensuality® on Febuary 6th. I'm looking forward to hearing their presentations and sampling their products. 

    Join us ....

  • 00:59

    Life Talks with Natasha Gayden- Let's Talk About Sex- "The Gray Area"

    in Self Help

    This conversation will focus on “The Gray Area” in Relationships. Answering the question, “How do you Sustain a Sexual Relationship without Getting Emotionally Involved?” Are women capable of sustaining this kind of relationship? What is the down fall of casual sex?

    Natasha Gayden is the founder of Elevate! Master Coaching. Natasha brings over 20 years of corporate experience identifying and developing high potential talent within individuals and teams. She also has many years of life experiences and a track record of helping people get unstuck in their lives. She specializes in those individuals who have been marginalized in their personal lives, which prevents them from realizing their full potential in all areas of life. Natasha has a great passion and love for seeing the underdog succeed. Please contact Natasha Gayden for a complimentary discovery call at 678-416-0228 or visit www.elevatemastercoaching.com.

    Theresa Braddy is Licensed Professional Counselor and has been doing therapy for 17 years.  She is the owner of Boutique Talk Counseling Services PLLC. Miss Braddy’s passion is women’s issues. She addresses issues such as life balance, self-esteem, sexual abuse, intimacy, and depression. Clinically, Miss Braddy operates from a cognitive therapy and solution-focused perspective. In addition, Miss Braddy works at Humana Insurance Company where she does Utilization Reviews for Inpatient Psychiatric and Chemical Dependency.


  • 01:23


    in Motivation


    Our special guest is a young female blogger Lauren Carson, Executive Director and Founder of BLACK GIRLS SMILE INC. Lauren comes to tell a story about the reality of our young females being depressed. She was diagnosed at age 15 of being clinically depressed. What did that look and feel like? What were the resources and help available to her? How did she manage to recover and get better?

    What steps can a person take if they suspect either they or someone they know is experiencing depression? Who/What is most valuable to the young person?  How do you get the young person to open up and discuss?

    Tune in and learn some basic techniques you can use immediately to improve your life.

    See you on the radio.

  • 00:56

    Depression & The Strong Black Woman Part 2: Dealing With Holiday Stressors

    in Women

    Join us as we talk with Therapist Chantelle Taylor-Bittings about depression and black women.  Are strong black women more likely to be clinically depressed?  Oh, and what exactly is a "Strong Black Woman."  As we prepare for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holidays, we see stress, depression and suicides higher than any other time of the year.  Why is that, and how do we create the environment we hope for this time of year?  Let's get some strategies to put joy into our holidays and life.  We would love to have you join the conversation at 914-803-4503, and press 1 if you have a question or comment.

    You are loved.

    Here's Chantelle Taylor-Bittings website:  cbittingstherapy.com

  • 01:02

    Depression and "The Strong Black Woman"

    in Women

    Join us as we talk with Therapist Chantelle Taylor-Bittings about depression and black women.  Are strong black women more likely to be clinically depressed?  Oh, and what exactly is a "Strong Black Woman."  Are we guilty of being compassionate to everyone except ourselves?  Join the conversation as we define depression, womanhood and strength.  We would love to have you join the conversation at 914-803-4503, and press 1 if you have a question or comment.

    You are loved.

    Here's Chantelle Taylor-Bittings website:  cbittingstherapy.com

  • 00:35

    The Author Chat Show with Lynda D. Brown

    in Books

    Author Ashley Hester joins us today to discuss her book, The Invisible Journey: A Memoir

    About the book:

    The Invisible Journey is a compilation of journal entries sharing the battles of living with mental illness, pursuing acceptance and understanding, and striving for greater in spite of life’s obstacles. This book serves as a testament to not give up on your loved ones or to simply dismiss what you don’t understand. Through her personal experiences, Ashley proves that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. 

    About the author:

    Aggressive but compassionate, open and sensitive, a loner and a lover, normal yet…clinically insane. Diagnosed with schizophrenia at the age of 21, Ashley DeArkland-Hester hears and feels what others cannot and experiences spiritual warfare on a daily basis. However, her diagnoses don’t stop her from going to college, falling in love, starting a family, and planning a future. Nor does it exempt her from heartbreak, disappointments, prejudices, and other emotional struggles.

  • 00:33

    Dr. John Di Lemme ~ High-End Business Consultant & Strategic Business Coach

    in Radio

    In September 2001, John Di Lemme founded Di Lemme Development Group, Inc., a company known worldwide for its role in expanding the personal development industry and teaching business owners how to be successful in any economy.  As President and CEO, John strives for excellence in every area of his business and believes that you must surround yourself with a like-minded team in order to stay on top of your game. In addition to building a successful company, John has changed lives around the globe as an international, elite speaker that has spoken in over five hundred venues.  Over the past fourteen years, he has shared the stage with the best of the best including Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Rich Devos, and Denis Waitley only to name a few.  John was also a featured speaker for Dr. John Maxwell’s Impact Leadership Network and has spoken at other events at his home church, Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida pastored by Todd Mullins.  This is truly an amazing feat for someone that was clinically diagnosed as a stutterer at a very young age and told that he would never speak fluently.  John’s teachings have also been featured on Fox Small Business, Inc. Magazine, CNBC, and in many other media outlets. John’s passion is to teach others how to live a champion life despite the label that society has placed on them. Through his books, audio/video materials, sold-out live seminars, numerous television interviews, intensive training boot camps, weekly tele-classes, Strategic Business Coaching, Closing & Marketing University, Millionaire Affirmation Academy, Motivation Plus Marketing Podcast, Channel for Success, and Lifestyle Freedom Club memberships, John has made success a reality for thousands worldwide. 

  • 00:45

    Joseph Randle butterfly effect

    in Sports

    Mind of Mansion Podcast Episode 178: Matt Kelley @fantasy_mansion clinically examines the fallout from the Lance Dunbar injury. 

    Christine Michael love and Joseph Randle hate is fuled by recency bias.

    Dion Lewis is a full blown every week RB1.  He’s more than a Shane Vereen Jekyll and Hyde highly volatile GPP play.  Lewis is a cash game play in even Blount game. Patriots "big back" RB lines the last three times they've faced the Colts: 

    LeGarrette Blount 30-148-3
    Jonas Gray 37-201-4
    Blount 25-166-4

    Thomas Rawls is the embodiment of the unathletic between-the-tackle grinder for which the matchup is ALL that matters.  When the offensive line creates space, and the RB gathers momentum, even a low running back can look explosive. 

    DeAndre Hopkins is a fantasy WR1 despite bad quarterback play for the following reasons: 

    Garbage Time

    Was Andre Johnson's week 5 outburst a function of the "revenge game plan" or Matt Hasselbeck's tendencies. 

    Overrating Jameis Winston and underrating Vincent Jackson in order to justify Mike Evans' 2015 potential. 

    Jameis Winston is 21-years old and has strung together five straight 200+ yard performance and is top-12 in YPA in the NFL.

    Allen Robinson is like Dez Bryant with garbage time. 

    Stash Buck Allen who has an NFL workhorse profile. 

    Is Jamison Crowder the next Willie Snead? 

    Advanced metrics, prospect evaluations, and fantasy football information were provided by PlayerProfiler.com

  • 01:02

    "Dying to Fit In" Erica McKenzie on Near Death Experiences & Dialogues with God

    in Self Help

    Near Death Experience and dialogues with God while clinically dead startle readers of Erica McKenzie's book, "Dying To Fit In" as detailed in this hour interview on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio.  Binge eating, bulimia, diet pills, anorexia, the unnatural urge to be unhealthily skinny --these practices drive many women into the darkest of secret pathways, leading to emotional and physical death.   Why would women so disrespect, even hatefully treat their bodies and risk everything because skinny becomes their self-defined trophy or proof of being worthy?   Erica McKenzie explains this frightening trap of "thin means beauty" from her own dreadfully harried eating, purging, diet pills craze, and starvation journey into death.   Erica McKenzie then reveals her miraculous journey into God's very threshold while clinically dead.  Share her many dialogues with God about human worth, self-respect. love and freedom to honor self and others with trememdous depth in this interview.   Following the trials detailed in this quick and moving book "Dying to Fit In,"  this interview with Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carol Francis and author Erica McKenzie expounds on further profound truths which will help listeners view life from genuine and healthy perspectives instead of the chains of bodily torturous starvation, purging, and weakening slow death.  

     Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, Marriage Counselor, Family Therapist and Hypnotherapist, can be reached through drcarolfrancis.com or 310-543-1824  and her book "If You Can't Stop Eating, Maybe You're Hungry:  Reset Your Cravings"