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The Bottom Line Advocator was created for those who want to do more and be more in their lives. Each day, you either get better or worse—there’s no staying the same. The outcome depends on making informed decisions. The Bottom Line Advocator, hosted by Bottom Line CEO Sarah Hiner, elicits advice from today’s most successful and influential experts, sharing not just the "whats" but the "how tos" of implementing their knowledge into action-focused advice. The more you know, the better your decisions…and the better your life. Sarah has a unique ability to relate to her guests, who range from top doctors to real estate experts, and create conversations that deliver the perfect combination of quick, easy-to-digest information and entertainment. It's like sitting in on a living room chat with the amazing expert of the day. More than 40 years ago, Bottom Line was founded in the basement of business and marketing legend Martin Edelston with $5,000 and a dream to provide information accurately…concisely…and clearly written. Today, his daughter Sarah Hiner continues to carry out his mission as CEO and host of The Bottom Line Advocator. Are you looking to get more out of life? Looking for ways to improve your health, happiness and bank account? This podcast is for YOU.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.4 • 71 Ratings

The Bottom Line Advocator was created for those who want to do more and be more in their lives. Each day, you either get better or worse—there’s no staying the same. The outcome depends on making informed decisions. The Bottom Line Advocator, hosted by Bottom Line CEO Sarah Hiner, elicits advice from today’s most successful and influential experts, sharing not just the "whats" but the "how tos" of implementing their knowledge into action-focused advice. The more you know, the better your decisions…and the better your life. Sarah has a unique ability to relate to her guests, who range from top doctors to real estate experts, and create conversations that deliver the perfect combination of quick, easy-to-digest information and entertainment. It's like sitting in on a living room chat with the amazing expert of the day. More than 40 years ago, Bottom Line was founded in the basement of business and marketing legend Martin Edelston with $5,000 and a dream to provide information accurately…concisely…and clearly written. Today, his daughter Sarah Hiner continues to carry out his mission as CEO and host of The Bottom Line Advocator. Are you looking to get more out of life? Looking for ways to improve your health, happiness and bank account? This podcast is for YOU.

    The Good, Bad and Ugly of Anger Sarah Hiner Talks to Ryan Martin, PhD

    The Good, Bad and Ugly of Anger Sarah Hiner Talks to Ryan Martin, PhD

    Our increasingly angry world is overwhelming the very real evolutionary benefits of anger…and it’s harming our relationships, our health and our enjoyment of life. While COVID and the quarantine can be blamed for fanning the fires of the current increase in anger, the roots are in our individual expectations and perceptions about the world. Surprisingly, our recent trends toward boosting children’s esteem may be making the anger problem worse!
    In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, nationally known anger researcher Ryan Martin, PhD, joins Bottom Line President and CEO Sarah Hiner to talk about anger’s evolutionary importance…and how it’s now spinning out of control. Dr. Martin is author of Why We Get Mad: How to Use Anger for Positive Change.
    Topics covered include…
    •The real definition of anger (5:14 – 6:40)
    •Mislabeling behaviors as anger (6:40 – 8:27)
    •Seething anger (8:27 – 9:50)
    • Anger on the rise in the US (9:50 – 12:08)
    • Social media enabling the increase in anger (12:08 – 14:10)
    • How protecting children’s self-esteem has increased their anger (14:10 – 17:08)
    • The connection between “fairness” and anger (17:08 – 17:45)
    • What root causes anger? (17:45 – 19:50)
    • Where is your bar of tolerance? (19:50 – 23:20)
    • Fear, shame, embarrassment…and anger (23:20 – 27:17)
    • Seeing the anger habit (27:17 – 33:45)
    • Why we get angry…and how it helps us (33:45 – 37:24)
    • Why it’s vital to let some things go (37:24 – 38:30)
    • Dr. Martin’s 3 questions to ask yourself (38:30 – 43:50)
    • When we blame others for our anger (43:50 – 46:02)
    • How to shift your anger (46:02 – 50:48)
    • Impulse control is vital for anger control (50:48 – 53:08)
    • The power of your posture and facial expression (53:08)
    You can learn more about Dr. Martin at his website AllTheRageScience.com/martin.
    You can connect with and stay in touch with Sarah at her website Bottomlineinc.com! Find Bottom Line on Facebook @WeAreBottomLine and at Bottom Line Inc. on Linkedin.com
    If you enjoyed this podcast, please share a review so that more people can benefit from it. Be sure to subscribe to the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

    • 58 min
    Why Everyone Should Eat Mushrooms—Sarah Hiner Talks to Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc

    Why Everyone Should Eat Mushrooms—Sarah Hiner Talks to Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc

    In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, Christopher Hobbs, PhD, LAc, an internationally renowned mycologist and research scientist, joins Bottom Line President and CEO Sarah Hiner to explain why everyone should be eating mushrooms and to identify the ones with the greatest health benefits. He also shares tips on how to make mushrooms appealing to even the most finicky eaters and/or use them in supplement form. Dr. Hobbs is author of more than 20 books, including Christopher Hobbs’s Medicinal Mushrooms: The Essential Guide.
     
    Topics covered include…
     

    Why mushrooms are such a remarkable food source (5:32 – 9:13)
    How the life cycle of mushrooms impacts nature (9:13 – 11:37)
    The amazing panoply of nutrients provided by mushrooms (11:37 – 16:02)
    What the beta-glucans in mushrooms do to fire up our immunity (16:02 – 19:10)
    Can mushrooms help fight COVID-19? (19:10 – 20:31)
    How to use reishi mushrooms to prevent and treat viruses (20:31 – 21:32)
    Using mushrooms safely if you have allergies or other conditions (21:32 – 22:47)
    From diabetes to dementia, mushrooms have huge health benefits (22:47 – 25:03)
    Why reishi is “king” of the mushroom kingdom (25:03 – 29:19)
    How mushrooms affect the use of pharmaceuticals (29:19 – 34:19)
    Cordyceps, turkey tail and Dr. Hobbs’s other top healing mushrooms (34:19 – 42:44)
    Do “supermarket mushrooms” have significant health benefits? (42:44 – 44:44)
    Why mushrooms need to be cooked…and how to do that (44:44 – 47:32)
    Organically grown mushrooms are superior (47:32 – 49:05)
    Mushrooms with natural insecticide properties (49:05 – 51:10)
    Good sources of high-quality organic mushrooms (51:10 – 51:32)
    How to use mushrooms in supplement form (51:32 – 58:01)

     
     
    You can learn more about Dr. Hobbs’s work at ChristopherHobbs.com.
    You can connect with and stay in touch with Sarah at her website www.bottomlineinc.com! Find Bottom Line on Facebook @WeAreBottomLine and at Bottom Line Inc. on  www.linkedin.com.
     
    And if you enjoyed this podcast, please share a review so that more people can benefit from Be sure to subscribe to the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

    • 59 min
    Mistakes Parents Make When Feeding Their Kids—Sarah Hiner Talks to Nicole Avena, PhD

    Mistakes Parents Make When Feeding Their Kids—Sarah Hiner Talks to Nicole Avena, PhD

    In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, Nicole Avena, PhD, a research neuroscientist and expert in childhood nutrition and food addiction, joins Bottom Line President and CEO Sarah Hiner to share the most common mistakes that parents make when feeding their kids…and easy ways to build kid-friendly eating habits that will set the stage for their lifelong health. Dr. Avena is author of Why Diets Fail, What to Feed Your Baby and Toddler and other books on nutrition.
    Topics covered include…
    • What’s behind the soaring rates of childhood obesity? (4:04 – 5:13)
    • How lack of physical activity makes matters worse (5:13 – 7:23)
    • The hidden dangers for “skinny fat” kids (7:23 – 9:47)
    • Why parents are the best ones to fix the problem (9:47 – 12:34)
    • How “food rewards” contribute to unhealthy patterns (12:34 – 15:09)
    • Why adult obesity is driven by childhood eating habits (15:09 – 16:55)
    • Harmful misconceptions about dietary fat (16:55 – 20:45)
    • Why we’re hardwired to love sugar (20:45 – 23:03)
    • The neurochemical basis of sugar addiction (23:03 – 25:34)
    • Sneaky ways that sugar is hidden in our foods and drinks (25:34 – 28:14)
    • What evolution has to do with your food preferences (28:14 – 31:40)
    • The trick to get kids to eat healthy foods (31:40 – 33:03)
    • Why you should be emotionally neutral when feeding kids (33:03 – 35:44)
    • How babies’ food preferences begin in the womb (35:44 – 38:42)
    • Why nutrition in a baby’s first 1,000 days is so crucial (38:42 – 41:35)
    • How early-life food choices affect a child’s behavior (41:35 – 43:30)
    • “Organic” doesn’t always mean healthy (43:30 – 45:28)
    • How to talk to kids about the importance of nutrition (45:28 – 48:25)
    • A smart way to let kids make their own food choices (48:25 – 50:29)
    • Why it’s a good idea to let kids help you cook (50:29 – 52:06)
    • Why you should introduce your kids to cinnamon and other spices (52:06 – 54:23)
    • Do children need nutritional supplements? (54:23 – 59:04)
    You can learn more about Dr. Avena’s work at DrNicoleAvena.com.
    You can connect with and stay in touch with Sarah at her website www.bottomlineinc.com! Find Bottom Line on Facebook @WeAreBottomLine and at Bottom Line Inc. on www.linkedin.com.
    And if you enjoyed this podcast, please share a review so that more people can benefit from Be sure to subscribe to the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

    • 59 min
    Overcome the Fear That Holds You Back—Sarah Hiner Talks to Ray Higdon

    Overcome the Fear That Holds You Back—Sarah Hiner Talks to Ray Higdon

    In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, Ray Higdon, entrepreneur, marketing executive and speaker, joins Bottom Line President and CEO Sarah Hiner to discuss how he conquered a multitude of challenges, including childhood abuse, to achieve a life that’s beyond his wildest dreams…and what we all can learn from his journey. He is CEO and founder of the Higdon Group and coauthor of Time, Money, Freedom: 10 Simple Rules to Redefine What’s Possible and Radically Reshape Your Life.
    Topics covered include…
    • Ray’s childhood abuse and hard knocks as an adult (4:59 – 9:54)
    • How Ray overcame a hidden fear of betrayal (9:54 – 18:44)
    • The role of nature vs. nurture in conquering your fears (18:44 – 23:07)
    • Getting to the root cause of your most powerful fears (23:07 – 29:06)
    • The sneaky reason Ray couldn’t remember names and his solution (29:06 – 31:52)
    • First steps in overcoming your fears (31:52 – 33:45)
    • What would your life be like if fear weren’t holding you back? (33:45 – 38:12)
    • How to find the courage to start your “change journey” ( 38:12 – 41:31)
    • Facing the challenge of breaking negative ties (41:31 – 43:42)
    • How to use “vision stepping” to embark on change ( 43:42 – 47:18)
    • Making your goals manageable (47:18 – 48:35)
    • Where to start in finding your passion (48:35 – 53:16)
    • How to leverage your life experience into your purpose (53:16 – 54:23)
    • A simple exercise to conquer your limiting beliefs (54:23 – 57:00)
    • The mind-set to adopt to tame your fears about COVID-19 (57:00 – 1:01:23)
    You can learn more about Ray’s work at HigdonGroup.com.
    You can connect with and stay in touch with Sarah at her website www.bottomlineinc.com! Find Bottom Line on Facebook @WeAreBottomLine and at Bottom Line Inc. on www.linkedin.com.
    And if you enjoyed this podcast, please share a review so that more people can benefit from Be sure to subscribe to the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Nature Deficit Disorder: A Massive and Dangerous Epidemic — Sarah Hiner Talks to John La Puma, MD

    Nature Deficit Disorder: A Massive and Dangerous Epidemic — Sarah Hiner Talks to John La Puma, MD

    Our indoor lifestyle may keep us out of the rain and the cold, but it is costing us our health. Even though there’s strong evidence supporting the health benefits of getting regular doses of fresh air, greenery and sunshine, far too many people are now suffering from a “nature deficit disorder.” Sadly, this is contributing to a host of serious health problems, including depression, heart disease and obesity.



    In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, Dr. John La Puma, culinary medicine pioneer and leading expert on ecomedicine, joins Bottom Line President and CEO Sarah Hiner to discuss the various and often unexpected ways that all of us—no matter where we live—can improve our physical and mental health by getting back to nature. A board-certified internist, professionally trained chef and organic farmer, Dr. La Puma is author of seven books, including Chef MD’s Big Book of Culinary Medicine and Refuel.



    Topics covered include…



    What is “nature deficit disorder”? (5:34 – 6:32How your health suffers when you spend so much time indoors (6:32 – 8:15)Shocking statistics showing how little time we spend outdoors (8:15 – 11:08)How to enjoy “nature” in small spaces (11:08 – 12:45)What the climate change movement is ignoring (12:45 – 15:23)Medical conditions that can improve with nature (15:23 – 20:14)Changing one’s environment for self-care  (20:14 – 22:46)City life vs. suburban or rural life  (22:46 – 24:29)The importance of nature for childhood development (24:29 – 25:44)   What’s your nature “comfort food”? (25:44 – 27:07)How nature affects longevity (27:07 – 30:20)Gallbladder patients do better when exposed to nature (30:20 – 30:34)Adding nature to hospital settings with virtual reality (30:34 – 35:16)The hidden risks of indoor pollutants (35:16 – 36:16)Best house plants to bring nature indoors (36:16 – 40:41)Why you need fresh air for ventilation (40:41 – 41:10)Apps and other ways to enjoy nature sounds  (41:10 – 42:22)Why certain plants are better than others for immunity, more (42:22 – 46:02)Forest bathing: Using all your senses to experience nature  (46:02 – 50:03)Will the spike in outdoor activities continue after COVID? (50:03 – 53:07)                                             How ecomedicine can protect you and the plant (53:07 – 55:43)Why you should create a daily routine to be with nature (55:43 – 56:34)



    You can learn more about Dr. La Puma’s work at DrJohnLaPuma.com.



    You can connect with and stay in touch with Sarah at her website www.bottomlineinc.com! Find Bottom Line on Facebook @WeAreBottomLine and at Bottom Line Inc. on  www.linkedin.com.



    And if you enjoyed this podcast, please share a review so that more people can benefit from Be sure to subscribe to the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

    • 57 min
    COVID VACCINES: What You Need to Know Now—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Max Gomez

    COVID VACCINES: What You Need to Know Now—Sarah Hiner Talks to Dr. Max Gomez

    In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast, Dr. Max Gomez, nine-time Emmy Award–winning medical journalist with New York’s CBS-TV, joins Bottom Line President and CEO Sarah Hiner to provide answers for everyone’s most pressing concerns—how the vaccines differ, what their reported effectiveness really means, what to watch out for after getting the shot and more.
    Topics covered include…
    • Vaccine side effects: What’s normal and what’s concerning? (5:40 – 9:48)
    • How the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines work ( 9:48 – 11:20)
    • Who should watch out for an allergic reaction? (11:20 – 12:50)
    • What women need to know about getting the vaccine (12:50 – 14:22)
    • The side effect linked to cosmetic fillers (14:22 – 15:20)
    • Should individuals with allergies forgo the vaccine? (15:20 – 16:03 )
    • How the vaccine trials compare with other testing (16:03 – 17:37)
    • The difference between mRNA and other vaccines (17:37 – 18:36)
    • Why pain relievers should be avoided before the vaccine (18:36 – 20:41)
    • How vaccine effectiveness is really measured (20:41 – 26:52)
    • The truth about “breakthrough” cases after the vaccine (26:52 – 28:52)
    • How long will the vaccine protect people? (28:52 – 30:34)
    • Why COVID immunity is different from other infections (30:34 – 35:00)
    • What the second shot does to boost immunity (35:00 – 36:06)
    • How fleeting antibodies will affect herd immunity (36:06 – 44:29 )
    • Does the vaccine harm a pregnancy or fertility? (44:29 – 47:06)
    • Advice for those with an autoimmune disease or cancer (47:06 – 49:43 )
    • Should I worry about who is administering the vaccine? (49:43 – 52:07)
    • The risk of transmitting the virus after getting the vaccine (52:07 – 54:11)
    • What’s known about the vaccines and new strains (54:11 – 58:01)
    • How non-COVID vaccines affect the COVID vaccine (58:01 – 59:17)
    • What to know about J&J, Novavax and other new vaccines (59:17 – 1:02:45)
    • More details on those at risk for side effects (1:02:45 – 1:04:51 )
    • What the future holds for the spread of COVID (1:04:51 – 1:10:43)
    You can learn more about Dr. Max’s work at DrMaxGomez.com. To watch his “Max Minutes,” go to https://newyork.cbslocal.com/tag/max-minute.
    You can connect with and stay in touch with Sarah at her website www.bottomlineinc.com! Find Bottom Line on Facebook @WeAreBottomLine and at Bottom Line Inc. on www.linkedin.com.
    And if you enjoyed this podcast, please share a review so that more people can benefit from Be sure to subscribe to the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

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71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Roswitha-T ,

The Art of Aging Gracefully

It's a delightful review on an important topic that concerns all of us, young and old. We all age, so it's well to forget about it and live life to the fullest. Since the trend is toward an older population, there're bound to be more age-friendly corporations. When focused on making a contribution, we turn into valuable citizens. Besides, Life is a gift, we may as well savor it while we have it. A most worthwhile discussion. Thank you

bobowolo ,

Interrupting

Sarah interrupts her guests too often and doesn’t let them finish a sentence or thought. Very annoying. 😖

TheDocSarvis ,

Enough with hydroxychloroquine!

The Bottom Line Personal Podcasts are generally informative and have experts well-versed in their subjects. Naturally the main focus for the past few months has been the coronavirus pandemic, and rightfully so. But Sarah’s continual obsession on promoting hydroxychloroquine as a viable treatment modality has strained her credibility as her guests, aside from Dr. Teitelbaum, have discounted its usefulness and have concurred with recent studies that suggest it can be dangerous in some patients. It’s time to move on and talk about what healthcare professionals have learned and are now finding effective and how we can protect ourselves in these times.

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