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Joe Cross: Shedding Light & Hope on Childhood Obesity

My interview with filmmaker Joe Cross, an extraordinary entrepreneur, author and wellness advocate, is especially welcome in light of the public's concerned discussion about childhood obesity. Parents, like me, are invested to learn more about our children's diet and support their best health possible!

joe cross the kids menuJoe earned his health and diet knowledge through his own challenging personal journey, one that took him from constant illness to prime health. Joe, despite his commercial success, found himself at age 40 overweight and sick, and elected to take matters into his own hands. After consultation with noted US doctor Joel Fuhrman, Joe embarked on a 60-day journey of transformation across the US, consuming nothing but the juice of fresh vegetables and fruits. That journey – filled with personal milestones for Joe, and eye-opening experiences with average Americans, resulted in his eye-opening films. They have inspired millions of people to follow his example and reclaim their own health and vitality by adopting plant-based eating habits.

Traveling the world with his previous two films, Joe met thousands of people. One issue that came up again and again was what to do about the growing childhood obesity problem. In THE KIDS MENU, Joe meets with experts, parents, teachers and kids, coming to the realization that childhood obesity isn't the real issue, but rather a symptom of a bigger problem, including the knowledge of, access to and affordability of healthy options; and the influence of negative role models, whether a parent, teacher or even a celebrity.

All of this together seems to be a lot to overcome, but - when empowered, he discovers that kids often make the surprising choice of the healthier path! 

Listen to Lisa Davis's Interview with Joe Cross! >> 

Joe directed, produced and was the subject of the award-winning documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead, seen by more than 21 million people around the world, and the popular sequel Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead 2, released globally in multiple languages. They are credited with having accelerated the plant-based eating movement! The response to his film work was so overwhelming Joe founded Reboot with Joe (www.rebootwithjoe.com), a health and wellness company that offers support, encouragement, community, media and tools to everyday people.

Joe began his business career as a trader on the Sydney Futures Exchange where he worked from the early 1980s until 1998. He subsequently managed a diverse portfolio of assets in telecommunications, media, technology and financial services for Queensland Press Ltd., and in 2003 began investing his own capital through his investment vehicle Jaymsea Investments Pty Ltd. He authored the New York Times bestseller The Reboot with Joe Juice Diet book. His website, www.rebootwithjoe.com, has become an integral meeting place for a community of more than one and a half million Rebooters worldwide. He has been featured in various media including the Wall Street Journal, The Times of London and The Dr. Oz Show.

Joe lives in New York and Sydney.

Listen to Lisa Davis's Interview with Joe Cross! >>

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Lisa interviews Laura Prepon from Orange is the New Black

From Laura Prepon, star of Orange Is the New Black, and integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy comes an exciting 21-day plan combining the latest in food science with ancient dietary wisdom, to shed stubborn weight for good and achieve overall wellness.

laura preponDespite her glowing on-screen presence as the star of That 70's Show and Orange Is the New Black, Laura Prepon has always struggled with weight issues, digestive issues, bloating, and low energy. After years of starving herself with crazy diets and punishing herself with tortuous workouts, Prepon met integrative nutritionist Elizabeth Troy, who combines Eastern holistic medicine and food science in her practice. Troy "unstuck" Prepon's malfunctioning organs and metabolism through targeted eating and stretching that finally allowed her to lose those stubborn pounds and thrive.

Wanting to share this life-changing success, Prepon joined with Troy to create The Stash Plan, a 21-day plan and lifestyle guide that combines modern nutritional science with Chinese Meridian Theory (CMT) to detoxify the body and burn fat. In The Stash Plan, you'll learn what to cook and how to create a combinable "stash" of meals—proteins, carbs, and vegetables—and nutritional bone broths to eat throughout the week. With twice-weekly cooking sessions as the basis of the plan, Prepon and Troy will show you how to make healthy, budget-friendly meals that are easy and ideal for a busy, on-the-go lifestyle. The Stash Plan gives you the key to heal yourself from the inside out and start living the life you've always wanted.

Listen to the interview!   Terrific insights for your own health!

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Lisa Davis interviews Dr. Mark Menolascino

Lisa Davis interviews Dr. Mark Menolascino of the MENO CLINIC CENTER FOR ADVANCED MEDICINE

Dr. Menolascino explains his unique approach to youth optimization, physical well-being, and psychological balance. His extensive experience and education has lead to his development of pharmaceutical grade medical dietary supplements, as well as a unique blend of conventional and homeopathic medical treatments.

The Meno Clinic offers unique programs, for both men and women, as well as individually tailored programs to help optimize a client's health.

Lisa chats with Dr. Menolascino about leaky gut, thyroid issues, and much more.

Listen to the interview. Terrific insights for your own health!

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Lisa Davis Interviews David B. Agus, MD


dr david agusBestselling author David Agus unveils the brave new world of medicine in The Lucky Years: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health one in which we can take control of our health like never before and doctors can fine-tune strategies and weapons to prevent illness.

In his first bestseller, The End of Illness, David Agus revealed how to add vibrant years to your life by knowing the real facts of health. In this book, he builds on that theme by showing why this is the luckiest time yet to be alive, giving you the keys to the new kingdom of wellness.

Medicine is undergoing rapid change. In the old world, you followed general principles and doctors treated you based on broad, one-size-fits all solutions. In this new golden age, you'll be able to take full advantage of the latest scientific findings and leverage the power of technology to customize your care. Only those who know how to access and adapt to these breakthroughs—without being distracted by hyped ideas and bad medicine—will benefit. Imagine being able to get fit and lose weight without dieting, train your immune system to fight cancer, edit your DNA to avoid a certain fate, erase the risk of a heart attack, reverse aging, and know exactly which drugs to take to optimize health with zero side effects.

That's the picture of the future that you can enter starting today. Welcome to The Lucky Years.

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Healthier Tiny Living Environment: Tiny Houses

Healthier Tiny Living Environment: Tiny Houses

A healthy and happy life starts with a healthy environment. Many people are finding ways to positively influence their health and the health of their loved ones through the homes they choose to live in. There's a buzz about tiny houses these days. Design-builder like Tiny House Northeast, build with not only the tiny footprint in mind, they also resources green or sustainable materials, including reclaimed wood, non-voc paint and local wood flooring.

This highly efficient and minimalistic approach to life is a big lifestyle change that starts with the question: "What do we really need?" If my book collection means the world to me, this might make it impossible to give them up.The tiny house, at not more than 7.5' interior width (length is more flexible), is probably not a venue for a wall of books, but rather a wall for heat, or clothes storage - or a couch!

If, on the other hand, we might consider what we can have downloaded/stored on a touchpad - or better- what our local library has to offer, then we might see past that objection to the amazingly more affordable and easy-to-maintain and heat tiny house. For more information, please visit TinyHouseNortheast.com or TinyCedarCabins.com

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Easy to Love But Hard to Live With

Easy to Love But Hard to Live With

One of my passions is raising awareness about invisible disabilities, illnesses and disorders. My mother suffered her whole life with two invisible disorders- sensory processing disorder and fibromylagia. I wanted to write a book about her story and about my daughter who also has invisible disorders. Instead of just focusing on my mother and daughter, I decided to do an anthology so I could include lots of stories from others who have also struggled with invisible disorders including ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, autism spectrum disorders, mental illnesses, and more. The book is called “Easy to Love, But Hard to Live With:  Real People, Invisible Disabilities, True Stories.” Below is the preface written by my wonderful co-editor, Tricia Bliven Chasinoff. I hope it inspires you to learn more!  xo Lisa 

 

 

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Easy to Love, But Hard to Live With, Part 2

Easy to Love, But Hard to Live With, Part 2

PREFACE by Tricia Bliven-Chasinoff

This is a book about the power of stories and about the power of connection. It’s a book about the power of saying, “me too.”


We live in a time when 26.2 percent of American adults are struggling with mental illness, when one in eighty-eight of our children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, when an estimated one in
a hundred children have a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and when 4.4 percent of adults are living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. These numbers are not strangers. These numbers are our parents and children. They are our siblings and spouses. They are us.


And yet, despite all the media coverage and the dozens of commercials for the next best drug; despite the piles of books next to our beds, or the list of websites bookmarked on our computers; despite all we know—too many of us still live in silence. Despite all the evidence to the contrary, we believe ourselves to be suffering alone. Our breezy Facebook statuses and cheery holiday letters betray us. We don’t mention the times we were too depressed or scared to get out of bed. We don’t post about the F in math or the disastrous parent-teacher conference. We don’t share pictures documenting our isolation. We don’t tell anyone how hard it really is. We hide the most vulnerable parts of ourselves, and in doing so, we cut ourselves off from each other.


So, what’s the alternative?


We can be honest. We can open the blinds on our fear and grief. We can invite each other in, even when things are messy and hard. We can stop pretending that we’re not lonely and confused. Because the minute I stop pretending, I am giving you permission to do the same. The minute you stop pretending, you are giving me permission to say, “me too.” When we come together, when we utter that first shaky “me too,” we realize that we’re not alone in our complicated, messy, imperfect lives.
It’s the place where all healing begins.


The stories in this book are stories of resilience and courage. They are the stories of people who have offered themselves up for the opportunity to create connection and community. Each writer is holding out a hand and whispering a sacred and blessed “me too.”


Come sit with us.

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