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Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

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Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

    Sugar Addiction and Detox: Its Not Just Drugs & Alcohol

    Sugar Addiction and Detox: Its Not Just Drugs & Alcohol

    After getting sober 36 years ago from drugs and alcohol, Michael Collins wanted to get healthy as well. So he got off flour, caffeine, and sugar as well. After getting sober 36 years ago from drugs and alcohol, Michael Collins wanted to get healthy as well. So he got off flour, caffeine, and sugar as well. Michael Collins is the founder of SugarAddiction.com and Quit Sugar Summit, as well as the past Chairman of the Board and current Board Member of Addiction Institute, has been completely sugar-free for over 30 years and has worked closely with others to help them regain lives ravaged by this addictive product.  In this episode, we talk all about sugar as a gateway drug, withdrawal, the myth of the "keto flu" and how to tackle social situations without sugar on your side.  

    Coping with Cancer: DBT Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Uncertainty with Hope

    Coping with Cancer: DBT Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Uncertainty with Hope

    If you're a regular listener, you know Dr. Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. 1 in 8 women will at some point in their life. If you're a regular listener, you know Dr. Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. 1 in 8 women will at some point in their life. So today we are talking about coping skills and pathways to healing with Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz. She is a psychotherapist in private practice in Mamaroneck, New York, as well as a cancer survivor and Zen student. We'll hear about the ups and downs of treatment and recovery, dealing with uncertainty and anxiety and all of the emotions a cancer diagnosis brings up, and just exactly what dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is. And while the book addresses cancer directly, the tools outlined within the book can provide guidance in dealing with many other unexpected, challenging situations, including coping with the stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Breaking The Stigma Around Depression & Anxiety

    Breaking The Stigma Around Depression & Anxiety

    After suffering from panic attacks, and battling anxiety & depression, Matana Jacobs decided it was time to help others.   After suffering from panic attacks, and battling anxiety & depression, Matana Jacobs decided it was time to help others.  Her Hope to Recharge Podcast brings hope and community to those who are personally struggling with depression and anxiety or have a loved one who is struggling with depression and anxiety. Each week the show hears from those who have personal experience dealing with mental health issues as well as experts in the mental health world; from therapists and doctors to healers. She joins us to share her own story, finding the right psychiatrist, medicine, and meditation. Matana Poupko Jacobs has conquered the business world all over the globe. After working for some of Hong Kong’s most successful entrepreneurs, Israel’s leading IT provider, and becoming Vice President of Target Promos Online in the U.S., Matana decided to do something more with her life. Matana wanted to channel her business capabilities into a socially responsible venture that would give back.

    The Better Brain: Overcome Anxiety and Combat Depression With Nutrition

    The Better Brain: Overcome Anxiety and Combat Depression With Nutrition

    According to the CDC, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some sort of mental illness, and antidepressant use has risen 65% since 1999.  According to the CDC, 1 in 5 Americans suffer from some sort of mental illness, and antidepressant use has risen 65% since 1999. But what if the key to treating mental illness can’t be found at the pharmacy, but lies in the food we eat every day? Leading scientists Bonnie J. Kaplan, Ph.D., and Julia J. Rucklidge, Ph.D. reveal their groundbreaking research in THE BETTER BRAIN: Overcome Anxiety, Combat Depression, and Reduce ADHD and Stress with Nutrition. Dr. Bonnie Kaplan joins us to dive deeper into her book. She is a professor emerita in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary with 180 peer-reviewed publications and textbook contributions. Both authors and their work have been featured in Psychology Today, Everyday Health, Body of Wonder Podcast, and more. She. touches on why rates of mood and anxiety disorders have gone up significantly in the last decade (about 40 million Americans take some kind of psychiatric medication) despite increases in the prescription of medications, how diet and nutrition can be used to treat mental health issues, and why nutrition is the safest, most effective treatment you won’t get from your mental health clinician

    The Pandemic, Resiliency, and Advocating for Women's Health

    The Pandemic, Resiliency, and Advocating for Women's Health

    Because health is a resource for everyday life and not just the objective of living, the mission of The Women’s Fund is to provide Houston area women, and girls, with the tools they need to be advocates for their health.Because health is a resource for everyday life and not just the objective of living, the mission of The Women’s Fund is to provide Houston area women, and girls, with the tools they need to be advocates for their health. Their health education classes are unique because they include preventative curriculum-based classes that teach resiliency skills and relate those skills to current health risks. Due to COVID-19, The Women’s Fund has pivoted to offer all its programs and classes online, at no cost to the public. I think now more than ever, it’s important to have discussions about health and resiliency especially among young girls. Parents can turn to The Women’s Fund for free tools and resources with a goal that girls learn skills needed to be advocates for their health, make healthy behavior choices, and develop resiliency. Andrea Watkins is the Program Supervisor of the Women's Fund and tells us all about how they have expanded their programming nationwide, growing resilience in women and young girls, and the importance of maintaining relationships during this time of distance and isolation. 

    Staying Fit & Active During A Pandemic

    Staying Fit & Active During A Pandemic

    With all these lockdowns and businesses being closed, it's been difficult to stay fit during the pandemic, especially if going to the gym is part of your wellness routine.With all these lockdowns and businesses being closed, it's been difficult to stay fit during the pandemic, especially if going to the gym is part of your wellness routine. Molly Zientek is a registered nurse at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and she spent four years studying nursing and playing soccer at The College at Brockport. After college, she began her nursing career in the Burn/Trauma Unit at Strong Memorial Hospital but soon transitioned to work as a COVID nurse amid the pandemic.  In this episode, she talks with Dr. Holly about transitioning to being a COVID nurse, the importance of staying fit and healthy during the pandemic, seeing how comorbidities affect COVID outcomes, and how mental health and exercise intersect.

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