Friday, December 2, 2016

12/02 HEATHER TOM, THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL, DR. JENNIFER STAGG, UNZIP YOUR GENES, STEVE EVANS THE MOVIE GUY

AWARD WINNING ACTRESS HEATHER TOM – TALKS THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL AND DIRECTING SHORT FILM CALLED SERENITY

Heather Tom is a Five-time Emmy Award winning actress who currently stars as “Katie Logan” on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful. As the most popular and iconic soap opera queen, she has catapulted to directing episodes on her own show. One of the characters she is directing is her real life son Zane, now 3 1/2 , who has reoccurred on the show since he was born.
Prior to joining The Bold and the Beautiful, Heather spent three years starring as “Kelly Cramer Buchanan” on ABC’s One Life to Live, and 13 years starring as the tempestuous “Victoria Newman” on CBS’s The Young and the Restless.

Heather and her husband James Achor starred in their own Reality-TV Mini-Series for the HGTV Network called Renovation Unscripted. Heather and James bring their unique backgrounds and incredible design taste along as they renovate and design spaces all over Los Angeles. Their work has been featured in InStyle and Elle Decor magazines. Today, the dynamic duo continues to creatively change the scene of d├ęcor and home makeovers for some high level clientele.

In addition to directing and hosting her own reality show, Heather recently joined the cast of major network shows including FOX’s Lucifer and A&E’s Unforgettable.

Along with her extensive television work, her Broadway credits include the Los Angeles production of Prymate,  a role for which she received a Robbie Theatre LA Award Nomination for Best Actress. Her New York theatre credits include: “Jenn” in Happy Hour; “Chrysothemis” in Electra with Marissa Tomei, Kathleen Chalfont, David Strathairn and Laila Robins, “Barbara Northrup”/”Marjorie Cameron” in Moonchild, and “Polyxen” in Hecuba.

Outside of the limelight, Heather is devoted to helping others and is extremely active with charities such as Project Angel Food, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, AIDS Project Los Angeles and Tuesday’s Child. In 2003, Heather created Daytime for Planned Parenthood. She has also enjoyed sharing her passion for acting with people across the country teaching young aspiring actors improvisation, scene study and on-camera work.


EXPERIENCED PHYSICIAN AND EXPERT IN PRECISION MEDICINE DR. JENNIFER STAGG – AUTHOR, UNZIP YOUR GENES: 5 CHOICES TO REVEAL A RADICALLY RADIANT YOU 

YOUR GENES ARE NOT YOUR DESTINY. 

By understanding your unique gene structure, you can take control of your health and future and bring balance into your life.

UNZIP YOUR GENES: 5 Choices to Reveal a Radically Radiant You (Simon & Schuster; Nov. 15, 2016)
by Dr. Jennifer Stagg provides an actionable plan based on your genomics to radically transform your health.

IN THIS BOOK YOU WILL:

  • Understand how the environment and your genes interact.
  • Learn how to use your own genetic information to your advantage.
  • Create an actionable plan based on your genomics to radically transform your health and improve your vitality.
  • Discover how to improve your health span and lead a productive, happy and healthy life.

Dr. Jennifer Stagg is an experienced physician and expert in Precision Medicine—an emerging approach for disease prevention that takes into account an individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle. In Unzip Your Genes Dr. Stagg provides insight on how you can take practical steps that can radically transform the state of your health and well-being.

Care to review a copy of UNZIP YOUR GENES and/or speak with Dr. Stagg for an elaboration of the above?

Dr. Stagg is a practicing naturopathic physician and is the founder and medical director of Whole Health Wellness Center in Connecticut. Dr. Stagg is a sought-after speaker and medical contributor and has appeared on NBC, ABC and CBS.

WWW.DRSTAGG.COM


STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY

GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

12/1 DR. JOHN DOUILLARD, EAT WHEAT, JEANA LEE TAHNK, GIFTS AND TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS, CATE KORTZEBORN, MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

DR. JOHN DOUILLARD – AUTHOR, EAT WHEAT: A SCIENTIFIC AND CLINICALLY-PROVEN APPROACH TO SAFELY BRINGING WHEAT AND DAIRY BACK INTO YOUR DIET

LET THEM EAT WHEAT!

NBA Nutrition Doc's Expert Tips To Bring Wheat/Dairy Back Into Your Diet

Eating gluten- and dairy-free has taken the health food industry by storm. Food manufacturers are realizing that, unless they offer a gluten-free version of their product, it’s increasingly difficult to be competitive. Studies show that within a single year, as many as 100 million Americans consume gluten-free products. Non-dairy foods and milk substitutes have become increasingly common. In 2015, the U.S. dairy alternatives market was worth 2.09 billion, and growing.

But, how could we not have the genetics to eat wheat? We have been eating it for 3-4 million years! And in just 10,000 years of eating dairy, many have genetically adapted to digest lactose – proof that the human body adapts to digest the foods we eat. After almost 4 million years, it seems impossible that we haven’t genetically adapted to eating wheat.

Enter: Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, former NBA nutrition expert, who has spent the past 30 years and has seen more than 100,000 patients in his natural health practice, helping to improve their digestive systems and begin to eat wheat again. He’s sharing his findings in his new book, Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back into Your Diet (Morgan James, January 2017).

ABOUT DR. DOUILLARD:
Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP, is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda and sports medicine. Over the past 30 years, he’s helped over 100,000 patients repair their digestive system and eat wheat and dairy again. He is the creator of LifeSpa.com, a leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resource on the web with over 4.5 million views on YouTube. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with over 700 articles and videos proving ancient wisdom backed by modern science. Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development and nutrition advisor for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of seven books, a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, and has been featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Yoga Journal, the Huffington Post and dozens of other publications.


Eat Wheat will be released on January 10, 2017. It can be pre-ordered from Eat Wheat Book Amazon and all major booksellers.

WWW.EATWHEATBOOK.COM


JEANA LEE TAHNK - AWESOME GIFTS AND TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

AWESOME TECH GIFTS AND TIPS FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Consumers are hitting the malls and going online in search of the coolest gifts this holiday season…but with so many options, it can be tough to find the perfect gift for your loved ones.

Lifestyle expert Jeana Tahnk can help by putting a spotlight on some of the awesome tech gifts that are available for the holiday.

FEATURING:
·         Personalized gift ideas to please all your loved ones
·         Savvy shopping tips to find the best deals
·         Family fun activities the kids will love!
·         Last minute holiday entertaining tips

PLUS JEANA WILL SHARE HER FAVORITE TIPS:
·         Being tech savvy
·         Shopping strategies
·         Time saving tactics advice for parents
·         How to make Holiday Season shopping fun
… all from her own personal arsenal of tricks!

LIFESTYLE & TECH EXPERT AND TOP TECH MOM, JEANA LEE TAHNK:
Jeana Lee Tahnk is a tech expert and mother who knows about the best gadgets, gear and tips for making life easier, organized and more fun for her and her family. She contributes to Mashable, The Huffington Post, Parenting, Parents and others. More information about her background can be found at www.toptechmom.com.


CATE KORTZEBORN FROM MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) - MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 7

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT ENDS DECEMBER 7: HAVE YOU REVIEWED YOUR MEDICARE PLAN?


If you have a Medicare health or prescription drug plan, you only have until the end of Open Enrollment, December 7, to make changes to your 2017 plan. Even if you are happy with your current Medicare coverage, you might find something better. If you miss the Open Enrollment deadline, most people will have to wait a full year before they can make changes to their plans.

During the week of November 28, Cate Kortzeborn, Deputy Regional Administrator, is available for live interviews to discuss everything your listeners need to know about the Medicare Open Enrollment period. This is the final week of Medicare Open Enrollment, which began on Saturday, October 15 and ends at midnight on Wednesday, December 7.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

11/30 LIFESTYLE EXPERT RONI PROTER, LARRY LIPSON, AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT

LIFESTYLE EXPERT RONI PROTER - TIPS AND TRICKS FOR EFFORTLESS ENTERTAINING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

TWIST ON THEHOLIDAYS
Tips and Tricks for Effortless Entertaining this Holiday Season with Lifestyle Expert Roni Proter!

Too many things to do and never enough time to do them all! We know the challenges you’re faced with when you’ve decided to host a holiday at your home.  Just because you’re the one bringing everyone together doesn’t mean you have to be relegated to soiree servant and miss out on all the fun with your guests.

The holidays are the ultimate time for connecting with friends and family, so treat them to something special this year, with your very own, mouth-watering take on a holiday feast. PLUS has teamed up with Smithfield and Lifestyle Expert Roni Proter to create a new and delicious twist on entertaining this season that you can recreate at home!

Roni Proter was raised by Israeli parents in Texas, and now resides in Dallas. She’s known for cooking food from her Medi-Tex heritage, and cooking fresh dishes and enjoying them together as a family has always been the most important way to slow down and reconnect across generations. Roni has worked as a television journalist and host for more than 10 years and went back to culinary school to hone her skills in the kitchen. Now she contributes to food and lifestyle segments for AOL, ABC and FOX, sharing her easy recipes to help families enjoy dinner time again.


WWW.SMITHFIELD.COM/BACONBAR


LARRY LIPSON – AFFORDABLE WINE REPORT


For fifty years Larry Lipson was the food critic for the Los Angeles Daily News and now reports from Florida weekly with his thoughts and favorite picks for Food & Wine.  His lovely Wife Lillian is also on hand at the Lipson Institute for advanced wine studies.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11/29 CHRISTY JORDAN, SWEETNESS: SOUTHERN RECIPES TO CELEBRATE THE WARMTH, THE LOVE, AND THE BLESSINGS OF A FULL LIFE, TECH & LIFESTYLE JOURNALIST BAHAR TAKHTECHIAN, ‘GIVING TUESDAY’, TODAY’S HOMEOWNER DANNY LIPFORD

CHRISTY JORDAN – AUTHOR, SWEETNESS: SOUTHERN RECIPES TO CELEBRATE THE WARMTH, THE LOVE, AND THE BLESSINGS OF A FULL LIFE

What is sweetness? It’s making memories in our parents’ and grandparents’ kitchens…welcoming guests with an open heart…. And it’s food:

  • Passing slices of old-fashioned Peach Buttermilk Pie around the table. 
  • Greeting kids after school with Chocolate Chip Dream Bars.
  • Laughing together over glasses of sweet tea on the front porch.

In Sweetness: Southern Recipes to Celebrate the Warmth, the Love, and the Blessings of a Full Life (Workman; November 2016), founder of SouthernPlate.com Christy Jordan shares 197 recipes for sweet things to eat that are not only deeply delicious but also rich with tradition. Savoring sweet moments and sweet treats, Sweetness is a true celebration of all good things in life.
Filled with warm reminiscences and meditations on joy, the blessings of friends and family, gratitude, and the sweetness found in the everyday, Jordan’s famously bright, sunny, and positive personality is on full display in Sweetness.

The book captures the essence of southern hospitality and the spirit of the most popular features on Jordan’s wildly popular website, SouthernPlate.com.

DELICIOUS AND NOSTALGIC RECIPES INCLUDE:
Rich and Fudgy One–Bowl Brownies (p. 35)
Busy Week Cake Mix Cookies (p. 12)
Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars (p. 42)
Mama Reed’s Jam Cake (p. 109)
Chocolate Chess Pie (p. 147)
Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding (p. 168)
Amazing Apple Bread (p. 193)
Overnight Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Syrup (p. 205)
Tiger Butter (p. 245)
Lost recipes like Butter Rolls, Wonder Cake, Water Pie, and Feather-Light Chocolate Biscuits
Plus decadent icings and glazes, refreshing fruit salads, simple homemade candies, floats, and alcohol-free coolers and punches

SOUTHERNPLATE.COM 


LIFESTYLE & BEAUTY EXPERT BAHAR TAKHTECHIAN - LEARN HOW ‘GIVING TUESDAY’ KICKS OFF THE SEASON FOR PHILANTHROPY

WHY THIS ‘TIS THE SEASON TO GIVE GENEROUSLY

Lifestyle and beauty expert Bahar Takhtechian Explains How Social Media and Collaboration Help Charities Power the True Spirit of the Season    

There’s something about the holiday season that brings out the best in people.   It’s a special time of year that seems to inspire many generous people volunteer their time and money to help those in need.  In this spirit of the season, the Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday has become known as #GivingTuesday, a day that officially kicks off the season of giving.  On November 29th, we have tech and lifestyle journalist Bahar Takhtehchian available discuss how #GivingTuesday and social media are making it easier than ever to learn about charities and to make meaningful donations.  You’ll also learn how Bahar has teamed up with eBay charities to create a directory of deserving charities and encourage giving.  

BAHAR’S TIMELY TIPS FOR #GIVINGTUESDAY: 

  • GET INVOLVED—How to find easy ways to get involved with help your favorite charities 
  • DONATION INSPIRATION—Why it’s easier than ever to donate to thousands of worth charities that have been vetted by experts  
  • eBay CHARITIES—Learn why end-of-year giving is so important and why it’s easier than ever
  • VOLUNTEER—How you can help by sharing your time and expertise with charities 

With more than a decade of experience in both print and broadcast journalism, Bahar Takhtehchian is a multi-faceted writer and television personality based in New York City. Always on top of the latest research and trends, Bahar is an authority in the beauty and lifestyle industry.  After spending three years as the Editor-at-Large of SHAPE magazine, Bahar is currently working as a journalist in the beauty and lifestyle space. The Chicago native is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.

WWW.EBAY.COM/GIVINGTUESDAY


TODAY’S HOMEOWNER DANNY LIPFORD - CONTROLLING YOUR HOME FROM THE PALM OF YOUR HAND! 

POWER IN YOUR PALM:
Controlling Your Home from the Palm of Your Hand! with Today’s Homeowner Danny Lipford 

With the constant evolutions and advancements in technology, scores of cool gadgets are starting to adorn most homes; changing their efficiency and safety of families that live in them. The gadgets are not just fancy; they provide quick solutions to everyday problems and all from the palm of your hand!

Home Improvement Expert and host of Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford, Danny Lipford is here to share the latest technology advancements on some of your tried-and-true favorites!

Danny Lipford is a veteran remodeling contractor and television personality known to audiences as Host of the Emmy-Nominated and nationally-syndicated home improvement TV and radio shows: Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. Danny served as the home improvement expert for CBS’s The Early Show and The Weather Channel for more than a decade, and has made more than 160 national television appearances. Danny has been a longtime contributor to Better Homes & Gardens Magazine and BHG.com, and is a source for hundreds of other popular magazines and websites each year.

AMONG THE TOPICS DANNY WILL DISCUSS:
- The latest technologies for your home
- Easy apps to control everything from temperature to generators
- When to call in the pros
- And more!

Monday, November 28, 2016

11/28 RICHARD STERBAN, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, JUDITH FINLAYSON, THE CHILE PEPPER BIBLE: FROM SWEET & MILD TO FIERY & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, MARK EL-TAWIL, HUMANA

RICHARD STERBAN OF THE OAK RIDGE BOYS - GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMERS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS WITH TIMELESS HITS AND HOLIDAY FAVORITES

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION TOUR

Every year, a man with a white beard goes city to city giving the gift of Christmas joy, and his name is… William Lee Golden (were you expecting someone else?). For 27 years now, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans' holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year, the award-winning group will play to packed houses across America during the 2016 Christmas Celebration tour, which will take the group to two-dozen cities in 16 states, from the East to West Coast, November 1 through December 22 (see schedule below).

A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—makes up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks’ six bestselling Christmas CDs. A highlight of the evening is the much-loved ‘rocking chair’ segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas.

Known for their iconic and multi-platinum selling hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” and “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight,” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their cross-over brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. Made up of members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, whose unmistakable bass on the lyric “oom poppa, mow mow,” has become one of music’s most recognized sing-alongs on an international scale, The Oak Ridge Boys are members of the Grand Ole Opry and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball and gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Richard Sterban, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Joe Bonsall—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” among dozens more. A multi-genre cross-over act, they are members of the GMA Hall of Fame and they are recipients of the President’s Award from the Southern Gospel Music Guild. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit www.oakridgeboys.com.

WWW.OAKRIDGEBOYS.COM



JUDITH FINLAYSON – AUTHOR, THE CHILE PEPPER BIBLE: FROM SWEET & MILD TO FIERY & EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN 

Contrary to popular belief, a pepper does not need to make your eyes water or start a fire in your mouth to qualify as a chile. Chile is simply the common name for the fruit of the capsicum plant. Chiles come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and flavors.

This comprehensive book (which serves as both a reference and a cookbook) from bestselling author and expert researcher Judith Finlayson takes you through the many varieties of chiles and provides absorbing information on everything from the historical and geographic origins of chiles, information on The Scoville Scale (it measures the hotness of a chile and was invented by Wilbur Scoville), health benefits and finally, 250 delicious and inventive recipes.

From fiery Tex-Mex inspired meals to savory and sweet Thai, this collection of recipes are sure to make you a lover of all things chile!

Chiles add their wonderful and distinctive flavor to fish and seafood and this is highlighted beautifully in Jamaican-Style Fish Cakes, Paella, Shrimp Creole, Bahia-Style Chowder. And Judith's beef and veal recipes marry beautifully with chiles -- resulting in delectable Mexican Meatballs, Chinese Beef with Orange, Beef Fajitas and Ropa Vieja.

There are also recipes for sides, fresh salsas, sambals and chutneys, not to mention sauces, marinades, dressings and condiments.

You're sure to enjoy the wealth of information and recipe in this book that's dedicated to the delights of chiles.



MARK EL-TAWIL FROM HUMANA - MEDICARE ANNUAL ELECTION PERIOD HAS BEGUN; LEARN HOW TO START YOUR JOURNEY TO BETTER HEALTH WITH YOUR MEDICARE HEALTH AND PRESCRIPTION PLAN


ATTENTION PEOPLE WITH MEDICARE: IT’S ELECTION SEASON IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE

Medicare Annual Election Period Has Begun; Learn How to Start Your Journey to Better Health with Your Medicare Health and Prescription Plan

This fall, there’s another election that is just as important to seniors across the country: the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP).   This year’s Medicare AEP lasts from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Similar to voting for elected officials, it is important to research all available choices. The first step in selecting the right Medicare plan is reviewing your current health needs, outlining your health goals and considering what healthcare needs you may have in the immediate future. This will help you identify whether your current plan still meets your needs in 2017.

When looking for ways to maximize your health care dollars, remember the following money-saving tips:

  • Comparison Shop: Use online resources to research Medicare plans that provide the most savings based on your needs and budget. Websites, such as Medicare.gov and Humana-Medicare.com, are good places to start. You can also call 1-800-MEDICARE for 2017 Medicare plan information or call 1-877-486-2048 for TTY contact. 
  • Research Prescription Drugs: Make sure the medications you take are covered by the plan you choose; opt for generics over brand-name drugs; and look into mail-order pharmacies, which often provide the same drugs at a lower price than the retail cost. 


Mark El-Tawil will offer us more details about choosing the right plan this enrollment season. He will also share data from a brand new survey of Boomers, revealing their health concerns, activity levels, approaches for choosing Medicare plans and more.

HUMANA-MEDICARE.COM
MEDICARE.GOV