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  • 01:01

    Radio Show: Is There a Natural Way to Eliminate Chronic Pain?

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    In this show you’ll learn: 



    The difference between pain and chronic pain.
    What causes chronic pain. 
    How to eliminate chronic pain.


    Background and Guest Information:

    There are about 100 million Americans that suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. 
    Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. 

    The common theme, though, is you’ve been told to just live with it. Is there a way out of this pain cycle?


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Dr. Daniel Twogood as they discuss a unique approach to chronic pain.


    Dr. Daniel Twogood graduated from the University of California in Santa Barbara in 1973, then from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles in 1983. 
    He has written four books on chronic pain; his latest is “Chronic Pain Gone 90 Days.” This new book includes the 10 steps necessary to eliminate chronic pain. 

    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that food plays in your health and strategies for planning your meals for you to live your life full of energy and vitality. 

  • 00:46

    Radio Show: Adrenaline Nation – A Wake Up Call For a Stressed-Out America

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    What the connection is between stress, ill health, and the health care crisis.
    Three major stressors that most people don’t know about.
    Understanding of the process of change and its importance in successfully mastering stress.


    Background and Guest Information:


    While our society is the most technologically advanced on the planet, leading the way in economic growth, technological innovation, and standard of living, we are paying the price for this success with unprecedented levels of chronic stress.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Peter McCarthy as they discuss how stress has become an overwhelmingly negative factor in our dietary habits, lifestyle, thought patterns, food supply and environment.


    He is the CEO of Life Energy Holistic Partners, an integrative stress management and wellness consulting practice based in Austin, TX.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that food plays in your health, and strategies for planning your meals so that you can live your life full of energy and vitality.

  • 00:59

    Radio Show: Should We Ditch the Diets?

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    Why we find it hard to achieve eating well all the time.
    How to discern which foods are really healthy for us.
    How to avoid going on-and-off a diet for our health.


    Background:


    Every day, it seems, there is always some new advice, new articles, and new books about dieting. The latest fads from Atkins to Paleo are picked up as ‘quick fixes’ by people the world over. Yet we live in a time of epidemic obesity. Dieting is something we only think to do for six weeks to fit into a dress for a special occasion. What we really need to be doing is finding health, and eating well all the time. But how do we do it?


    Join Dr. Ritamarie as she discusses why we may need to tear up our diet books. The focus on dieting could be costing you your health. A back-to-basic approach on diet is needed.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that food plays in your health, and strategies for planning your meals so that you can live your life full of energy and vitality.

  • 01:06

    Radio Show: You Change Your Body Chemistry Every Time You Eat

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    What does food have anything to do with pain

    Why not to just use drugs to manage pain

    How to manage your pain


    Background:


    Chronic pain is a growing problem, one that affects more people than before, with increasing severity; and now there are new types of pain that are unresponsive to conventional therapies.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Heather Tick, MD, as they discuss ways to seek to help people get through the ins and outs of pain treatment and management.


    Using both the data of modern science and the time-proven traditions of complementary medicine, Dr. Heather Tick, M.D., has helped tens of thousands of patients reach their peak levels of health.


    Dr. Tick is driven by her belief in the strength of the human body. “We change our body chemistry every time we eat,” she reminds us. Dr. Tick blends the precision of Western medicine with research-based complementary treatments to forge an innovative approach to healthcare.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.

  • 01:00

    Radio Show: Bought: The Movie -The Truth Behind Vaccines, Big Pharma & Your Food

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    How the movie ‘Bought’ came to be
    What Jeff and his company learned while making the film
    Why you need to see this film


    Background:


    Like the banks, the food and drug industries have grown more powerful and less transparent over time, and profit has become the primary motive. Hays may be best known for his 2012 documentary “Doctored,” which exposes how the medical and drug industry conspire to control the health care system.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Jeff Hays as they discuss why you can’t effectively address one industry without addressing them all, as they are now inextricably linked. Until enough people raise their voices, nothing is likely to change.


    Jeff Hays is a serial entrepreneur and filmmaker with a long, colorful history of visionary projects. He has been producing films for over twenty years and is best known for his controversial documentary “FahrenHype 9/11".


    Jeff then produced “On Native Soil,” working as both producer and executive producer.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.

  • 00:45

    Radio Show: Maximizing Your Impact: How to Look, Feel, and Live Your Best

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    Why it is so difficult to achieve work/life balance, but how to do it
    Why we sabotage our own success in the areas of health, wellness, and professional success
    What some immediate steps are that you can take to look, feel, and live better


    Background:


    Join Dr. Ritamare and Debi Silber, MS, RD, WHC, FDN, The Mojo Coach®, as they show you how. They’ll share the secrets and strategies you need to create a dynamic presence along with the tools you need to implement as you create that winning edge.


    Debi Silber MS, RD, WHC, FDN, The Mojo Coach®, President of Lifestyle Fitness, Inc., and founder of TheMojoCoach, is a health, weight loss, fitness, wellness, lifestyle, and personal development expert.


    Debi has her own line of deliciously healthy Mojo Fuel Bars and shakes, is a featured expert on nearly 20 websites, is quoted regularly online and in print, and has also contributed to the Dr. Oz show, Shape, Self, Health, Working Mother, Psychology Today, WebMD, Yahoo Shine, Ladies Home Journal, MSN, Woman’s World and Glamour to name a few.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.

  • 01:12

    Radio Show: What Do Carbohydrates Have to Do With Your Blood Sugar?

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    What happens when you eat a food that contains carbohydrates.
    What carbohydrate metabolism has to do with the development of type 2 diabetes.
    The difference between a food’s glycemic index and the glycemic load.


    Background:


    Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are the main nutrients in food that give your body energy. Sugars and starchy foods are examples of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates can raise blood sugar levels more than other nutrients. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the amount of carbohydrates you eat.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie as she discusses how understanding different types of carbohydrates affect your blood sugar is essential to helping you maintain optimal blood sugar levels.


    Dr. Ritamarie’s IRSPT blood sugar balancing practitioner course will teach you how to unravel the mystery of your client’s complex health puzzle, starting with blood sugar imbalance.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that food plays in your health, and strategies for planning your meals so that you can live your life full of energy and vitality.

  • 01:00

    Radio Show: The Untold Testosterone Story for Women

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    Safe and effective testosterone replacement for women
    If testosterone loss is a problem for you
    The big testosterone benefits nobody talks about


    Background and Guest Information:


    While there is ample discussion in the medical community about the effects of estrogen loss, few people are aware of the importance of sufficient testosterone levels in women.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Dr. Tami as they discuss cutting-edge research and strong scientific evidence to give you some of the information you need to balance your hormones and improve your vitality for a strong and healthy life.


    Tami Meraglia, M.D., more commonly known as “Dr. Tami” to her patients and fans, is double board certified in Cosmetic and Integrative Medicine.


    Previously, Dr. Meraglia has been a noted contributor to Unleash the Power of the Female Brain by Daniel Amen, M.D., published in February 2013


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.

  • 01:04

    Radio Show: Why Your Body and Mind Need Sleep

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    Why sleep is important
    How sleep detoxes the brain
    The main hormones that are affected when you don’t get enough good quality sleep


    Background and Guest Information:


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Dr. Geo as they discuss why restorative sleep is an essential ingredient for a healthy mind and body. The notion that “successful people” can get by with just a few hours of sleep a night reinforces a common perception that sleep is a waste of time.


    Geo Espinosa, N.D., L.Ac, C.N.S., is a renowned naturopathic doctor recognized as an authority in integrative management of male and urological conditions. Dr. Geo is the founder and director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC). He is a master formulator of dietary supplements for prostate, bladder, and sexual health, and co-founder of XY wellness, LLC.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.

  • 00:31

    Radio Show: Cortisol: The Unexpected Killer [Encore Replay]

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    A basic understanding of how cortisol works in your body, and what it is perfectly designed to do.
    A list of the most common health threats of having too much elevated cortisol over long periods of time.
    Some easy solutions you can do right now, as well as when you feel a stress reaction, to mitigate the cortisol spike.


    Background:


    Stress leads to the epidemic known as Adrenal Fatigue (also called adrenal burnout or adrenal exhaustion). When you secrete cortisol on a regular basis, it creates a whole host of problems for your body.


    Years of high levels of cortisol cause serious problems. It will catch up with you, eventually.


    Cortisol is not the “bad guy,” however! It is doing its job by reacting to what you tell it to: threats. The problem is that you are no longer being chased by a hungry tiger in real life, but you are reacting to your daily stresses as if you are.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and discover in this show the dangers of continual cortisol spikes, why it’s such a killer, and leave with some solutions you can implement right now to significantly diminish this very real health danger from your life.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.

  • 01:04

    Radio Show: Your Hormones: Stop Guessing, Start Testing

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    In this show you’ll learn:



    How saliva tests work
    What steroid hormones are and how they work
    How steroid hormone imbalance can be corrected more accurately and quickly with testing


    Background and Guest Information:


    Many of us suffer from conditions such as chronic stress, adrenal fatigue, and anxiety, but a blood test might not give us an indication of what is going on.


    Join Dr. Ritamarie and Bridgit Danner as they discuss what saliva testing is, how reliable it is, and if it is something you should use to assess what is going on within your body.


    Bridgit Danner has a Masters in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine, and was the recipient of the Zeng Scholarship. Bridgit is the owner, health coach, and acupuncturist at Joyful Mammas/Bridgit Danner, LAc, in Portland Oregon. Bridgit is also the host of Women’s Wellness Radio and Sperm Meets Egg Online Radio, both through BlogTalkRadio.


    Check out Dr. Ritamarie’s VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that plants and herbs play on your hormones and digestive health, as well as strategies to include in your daily routines to achieve more vitality.