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EP 64 - Trickle-Down Stress: How Your Lifestyle Impacts Your Kids

It's harder to be a kid than ever before. In fact, one in eight kids suffer from some sort of anxiety.Kids are like little sponges. They soak up the environments around them, even if they don't realize what they're taking in. In some cases, this is good. Modeling proper behavior for your children will help them to be happy, healthy, well-adjusted adults. However, that's not always possible. We all have stress in our lives and sometimes it's just too much to take. As parents, you may...


EP 63 - The Father Effect Film: Stories About the Impact of Fathers

John Finch, author and creator of the book and film with the same name, The Father Effect, rejoins Dr. Bond to discuss how much progress the project has seen in the last year.The Father Effect Ministries (an outreach of The Perfect Father Ministries, Inc.), founded by John Finch, has a multi-faceted mission: Finch, author and creator of the book and film with the same name, The Father Effect, rejoins Dr. Bond to discuss how much progress the project has seen in the last year. He also...


EP 62 - Morning Altars: 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit Through Nature, Art & Ritual

Learn how incorporating the natural world into the everyday encourages positive well-being, even with the simplest of the earth’s gifts.“Morning altars” are colorful mandalas that combine nature, art, and meditation. These stunning pieces of art are a peaceful and creative avenue to express gratitude for nature, to practice mindfulness, and to add meaning to daily life. In his new book, Morning Altars: A 7-Step Practice to Nourish Your Spirit through Nature, Art, and Ritual, author Day...


EP 61 - Benefits of Sex Hormones in Treating Fibromyalgia

Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum discusses how fibromyalgia can be addressed effectively by optimizing the hormones in the body.According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, fibromyalgia is one of the most common chronic pain conditions. The disorder affects an estimated 10 million people in the U.S. and an estimated 3-6 percent of the world population. While it is most prevalent in women (75-90 percent of the people who have fibromyalgia are women), it also occurs in men and children of all...


EP 60 - Room-by-Room Flu Prevention for Unwanted House Guests

If just one person in your household comes down with the flu, it can just take a few hours for it to spread to everyone.Can you believe it’s already time to prepare for another flu season? It feels like we just wrapped up the last one, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it’s time to prepare for the 2018-2019 flu season now, especially coming off of a horrible season that killed more children than any other non-pandemic year on record. Dr. Bond's guest, Dr. Ken...


EP 59 - Canines on Cannabis

Would Sparky benefit from some cannabis?Dr. Carol Osborne sees cannabis products being used for pets just as they are used for humans. It can stimulate or numb receptors for different situations. Dr. Osborne notes that cannabis isn’t approved for animal use by a veterinary authority, but that doesn’t stop holistic practitioners and pet parents from using CBD products on their pets. Since the products aren’t regulated, there’s no telling what exactly is in the vial, capsule or biscuit....


EP 58 - Be in Control of Your Moods, So They Don't Control You

Improve mild mood symptoms with herbal tinctures.Sara-Chana Silverstein endorses lifting your mood with herbs. We already use herbs in cooking and teas, like parsley, mint and cilantro. Using herbal tinctures means you can get the benefits of herbs on the go. Sara-Chana has herbal recommendations for those who need a bit of a boost. Mild depressionAnxietyInsomnia:Stress Sara-Chana advises speaking with your doctor if you are seeking treatment for a chronic or moderate condition. As a...


EP 57 - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Train Your Brain to Overcome Challenges

Take simple steps today to retrain your thinking.Dr. Mike Dow believes in harnessing the brain’s power to become the best version of yourself. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) changes the way you think and act. The fears you choose to face, relationships you choose to cultivate or not shape how you think. Dr. Dow endorses journaling your thoughts so you can see the changes you make. You can set your brain’s default position from pessimism to optimism. This is especially helpful with...


EP 56 - Healthy International Travel Tips

Stay fit and healthy while making the most of international travel.Carolyn Scott-Hamilton has tips and tricks for healthy international travel. The most important thing is to stay hydrated, especially when you’re flying. Reduce cramping, fatigue and jet lag by drinking plenty of water. Get bottled water because the water in your hotel room may leave you bloated. Take vegetable packets so you’re not caught without something you can consume. Rich meals may not contain the veggies your body...


EP 55 - Understanding Suicide

Learn more about suicide and how you can help a friend in need.George Vernadakis of Everyday Health saw the suicide statistics and had to do something about it. Everyday Health published an extensive report about suicide risk factors and how to help. Self injury deaths (overdose and suicide) are higher in Americans than those caused by diabetes. Suicide rates are climbing. Suicide is complex and rarely has just one contributing factor. Financial trouble, illness, relationship difficulty...


EP 54 - Negative Effects of Blue Light & How to Combat Them

Eliminate blue light in your bedroom and improve your sleep.Sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus knows that better sleep occurs when your bedroom isn’t a “blue light” special. In this case, blue light is in the 450 to 480 nanometer range of frequency. Lightbulbs have some degree of blue light frequency. Devices emit blue light without software that adjusts the frequency. Blue light can turn off the melatonin faucet in the brain. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep aid. This is especially...


EP 53 - My Struggle with Yo-Yo Diets & Childhood Obesity

Turn trauma into triumph, eliminate processed foods and work to heal yourself.Fitness coach Shanna Ferrigno struggled with childhood obesity. Her father, Lou, was a body builder and actor. His return to bodybuilding competitions during her youth turned her family into a business. While eating clean food, Lou was emotionally unavailable during his training. Shanna missed the connection with her father. She turned to processed foods for consolation because healthy foods were associated with...


EP 52 - 3 Pillars of Healing: Foods, Movement & Mindset

Use the three pillars of healing to get your life back on track.Motivational speaker and fitness trainer Danette May believes that small hinges move big doors. Huge changes can’t take place overnight, but implementing small changes over time has great impact. Danette’s personal journey started with the loss of her son during childbirth. A divorce and significant financial impact followed. She could choose to let life happen to her or co-create the life of her dreams. You can take control...


EP 51 - Hormone Balancing & Gut Healing with Herbalism

Herbal medicine is a natural option to remedy some ailments.Jovanka Ciares left the entertainment industry behind when she discovered herbal treatments for personal ailments. This led her to a new life as an herbal medicine practitioner. Jovanka looked healthy and fit on the surface during her industry days, but her body was suffering. Reducing stress and using food as medicine set her on the road to healing. Trying culinary herbs for treatment is fairly safe. Ginger may reduce the...


EP 50 - Faith & Fitness of a World Champion

Life's challenges can lead to changes that bring happiness and success.Janine Avanti was an award-winning, high-speed water skier. After a crash that essentially ended her career, her athletic focus shifted to fitness. Competitive since childhood, Janine found athleticism as a fun way to burn off excess energy. High-speed water skiing requires special equipment to handle the speed, along with a thrill-seeking nature. The loss of a fellow high-speed skier led Janine to follow a different...


Encore Episode - Life, Def Leppard & Beyond

Phil Collen, well-known musician of Def Leppard, is disputing the cliche of being part of a "sex, drugs and alcohol" industry with his vegan and alcohol-free lifestyle.Phil Collen, well-known musician of Def Leppard, is disputing the cliche of being part of a "sex, drugs and alcohol" industry with his vegan and alcohol-free lifestyle. Starting as a vegetarian for moral reasons 35 years ago, Collen has been a vegan for the last six years and attributes his diet and exercise regimen to his...


EP 49 - Overlooked Pain: Trivial Aches & Pains Could Lead to Serious Problems

Trivial aches and pains can lead to serious problems.An alarming number of people suffer from pain. Pain is an indicator that something is wrong. How do you know when you need to see a doctor? Dr. Christine Horner suggests you visit a doctor for chronic or severe pain. Minor, short-lived pain may be treated with home care alone. Most people overlook a few types of pain. Neck pain can result from hunching to use devices. Gardening may contribute to back pain. Plantar fasciitis or runner’s...


EP 48 - It’s Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma & Loss

Don't let grief get the best of you.Grief is felt physically, emotionally and spiritually. Loss, fear and trauma all trigger grief. Therapist Edy Nathan experienced such grief that she decided to write a guide for those facing grief. We all have masks that we wear to cover grief. Many people try to avoid the process. It can be healthier to befriend grief and learn from it. Think about forgiveness as you consider your own trauma. Forgiveness doesn’t mean you forget the event and the...


Encore Episode - Train Like a Celebrity & Look Like a Star

Corey Calliet’s cutting-edge personal training style, known as “The Calliet Way”, pulls from athletic strength and conditioning techniques and professional bodybuilding fundamentals.Corey Calliet’s cutting-edge personal training style, known as “The Calliet Way”, pulls from athletic strength and conditioning techniques and professional bodybuilding fundamentals. Not only does Corey’s unique method shape an aesthetic body for his clients, it trains them to meet high physical demands and...


EP 47 - Get the Facts: Checking in with Your Gut

There may be a natural treatment for your digestive troubles.One hundred million Americans experience digestive issues. Gut complaints are a major reason people see a physician. Dr. Michael Murray advocates for natural approaches to many of these functional complaints. Many people turn to probiotics for digestive complaints but they do not digest food. Probiotics support the health of the digestive system. Digestive enzymes aid with gas, bloating, indigestion, constipation and diarrhea....