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New Year’s Week Interviews

Tuesday, Jan. 3rd @ 9:20 AM:  Catharine Shanahan, M.D., on the topic:  “Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food.”

Once a world-class athlete plagued by debilitating injuries, physician and biochemist Cate Shanahan was determined to cure her own ailments. So she researched the diets from around the world proven  to help people live longer, healthier lives—diets like the Mediterranean, Okinawan, and The Blue Zones—and identified four common nutritional habits that for generations have unfailingly produced strong, healthy, intelligent children, and active, vital elders.

Catharine ShanahanThese four nutritional strategies — fresh food, fermented and sprouted foods, meets cooked on the bone and organ meats — form the basis of what Dr. Cate calls “The Human Diet.”  By adhering to this Human Diet, Dr. Cate cured her own ailments and has since helped countless patients and readers of the original self-published edition of DEEP NUTRITION achieve their own optimum health.  It revolutionizes the way we think about food by showing how our dietary choices affect us down to the level of our DNA.  This groundbreaking, thoughtfully researched, engagingly-written book found legions of fans in the nutritional science, parenting, Paleo, culinary, and athletic worlds.

ABOUT Catherine Shanahan, M.D. is a board certified family physician. She trained in biochemistry and genetics at Cornell University before attending Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She practiced medicine in Hawaii for a decade, where she studied enthnobotany, as well as the culinary habits of her healthiest patients. She currently runs a metabolic health clinic in Denver, Colorado and serves as the Director of the Los Angeles Lakers PRO Nutrition Program.

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Also on Tuesday morning @ 9:45:  Former CIA analyst John Nixon, author of “Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein.”

Set for release on the 10th anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s execution, a revealing and news-making account of the CIA’s interrogation of Hussein, written by the CIA agent who conducted the questioning.

In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. At the time, John Nixon was a senior CIA leadership analyst who had spent years studying the Iraqi dictator. Called upon to make the official ID, Nixon looked for telltale scars and John Nixontribal tattoos and asked Hussein a list of questions only he could answer. The man was indeed Saddam Hussein, but as Nixon learned in the ensuing weeks, both he and America had greatly misunderstood just who Saddam Hussein really was.

Nixon, the first man to conduct a prolonged interrogation of Hussein after his capture, offers expert insight into the history and mind of America’s most enigmatic enemy. After years of parsing Hussein’s leadership from afar, Nixon faithfully recounts his debriefing sessions and subsequently strips away the mythology surrounding an equally brutal and complex man. His account is not an apology, but a sobering examination of how preconceived ideas led Washington policymakers—and the Bush White House—astray.

ABOUT John Nixon was a senior leadership analyst with the CIA for 13 years (1998-2011). He did several tours in Iraq and was recognized by several federal agencies for his contribution to the war effort. During his time with the CIA, John regularly wrote for, and briefed, the most senior officials of the U.S. government. John also taught leadership analysis to the new generation of analysts coming into the CIA at the Sherman Kent School, the Agency’s in-house analytic training center. Since leaving the Agency in 2011, John has worked as an international risk consultant in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and currently works for a private security firm.  He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.  This is his first book.

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Wednesday, Jan. 4th @ 9:30 AM:  Author Leanne Jacobs, introducing new book, “Beautiful Money: The 4-Week Total Wealth Makeover.”

Many of us have largely negative associations with money: we’re in debt, we can barely make rent, I can’t afford that, I’m never getting a raise, I’ll never pay off my credit card. The truth is that no matter how many zeros our paycheck contains, most of us are not only financially broke but spiritually and emotionally broke. In our culture, success is often equated with money, and we end up constantly chasing this definition of success until we’re burnt out, unfulfilled, and unhappy.

Holistic wealth expert Leanne Jacobs has been there and done that. In her early 20s she seemed to have it all – the perfect job with a great salary, the husband, the house; but on the inside, she felt constant pressure to work longer hours and didn’t have the mental Leanne Jacobsspace to take care of herself or nurture her marriage. So she took her first step on the path to creating what she would call “Beautiful Money.” Her new release, BEAUTIFUL MONEY: The 4-Week Total Wealth Makeover outlines her wealth creation program, which helps readers align their personal values and lifestyle with their income and career. Readers will learn how to tidy up their finances and pursue their own definition of success by mindfully redesigning their lifestyle and redefining their self-worth.

ABOUT Leanne Jacobs has worked in sales and marketing for several Fortune 100 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Nike, DuPont, and L’Oreal. She has an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and leads seminars on personal finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, spirituality, and holistic health. An 8-time marathoner, amateur surfer, and Reiki Healer, Jacobs is working with her husband to create a health and wellness charity dedicated to the care of children.

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Also on Wednesday morning @ 9:45:  Johnny Whitaker is an American actor notable for several performances for film and television during his childhood. The naturally redheaded Whitaker is best known for his role as Brian Keith’s nephew, Jody Davis, on Family Affair from 1966 to 1971, originated the role of Scotty Baldwin on General Hospital in 1965, played the lead in Hallmark’s 1969 The Littlest Angel,and portrayed the title character in the 1973 musical version of Tom Sawyer.

Whitaker was born in the Los Angeles district of Van Nuys, the fifth of eight children of Thelma and John O. Whitaker, Sr. and started his professional acting career at the age of three by appearing in a television commercial for a local used car dealer. In 1965, Whitaker originated the character of the young Scotty Baldwin in the soap opera General Hospital. In

Johnny Whitaker Photo:  Frederick Brown
Johnny Whitaker
Photo: Frederick Brown

1966, he acted in a major feature film, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, which also starred Brian Keith, the actor who would later play Whitaker’s uncle in the television series Family Affair.

Family Affair aired from 1966 to 1971. It co-starred Whitaker playing the role of an orphaned boy named Jody Davis, living in a high-rise apartment in New York City with his twin sister Buffy (Anissa Jones) and older sister Cissy (Kathy Garver), his bachelor uncle Bill Davis (Brian Keith), and Bill’s gentleman’s gentleman, Mr. French (Sebastian Cabot). While a regular on the show, Whitaker also starred in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production The Littlest Angel and an episode of the long-running western The Virginian in 1969.

After Family Affair, Whitaker went on to star in the 1973 Sid and Marty Krofft Saturday morning children’s series Sigmund and the Sea Monsters alongside Billy Barty and Scott Kolden, as well as appeared in feature films, including Disney’s Snowball Express (1972), The Biscuit Eater (1972), Napoleon and Samantha (1972), and The Magic Pony (1977). His most prominent feature film role during this period was the lead in the musical version of Tom Sawyer (1973).

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Thursday, Jan. 5th @ 8:50 AM:  Jack Gerard, President of The American Petroleum Institute, discussing “What The New Administration means for your Energy Economy.”

What impact is the oil and gas industry having on the economy in your state? Will the US continue to be a leading global energy producer? How will energy development and environmental stewardship go hand in hand under a new administration? Moving forward, will we have smart, common sense regulations that protect the environment and do not raise prices on Americans? The new State of American Energy Report outlines how energy policies could be creating millions of new American jobs over the next 10 years.

On Thursday, January 5th, Jack Gerard, President and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, will share results of the report. He’ll also provide specific information about the impact of the energy industry on the economy in your state.

ABOUT Jack Gerard is president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, the national trade association that represents all aspects of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Gerard has led API since November 2008.

API is the only national trade association representing all facets of the oil and natural gas industry, which supports 9.8 million U.S. jobs and 8 percent of the U.S. economy. API’s more than 625 members include large integrated companies, as well as exploration and production, refining, marketing, pipeline, and marine businesses, and service and supply firms. They provide most of the nation’s energy and are backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 30 million Americans.

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Also on Thursday morning @ 9:20:  Rebecca Scritchfield, introducing brand new book, “Body Kindness: Transform Your Health from the Inside Out–and Never Say Diet Again.”

Happiness is a health issue. This is the founding principle of nutritionist Rebecca Scritchfield’s practice and her first book, BODY KINDNESS: Transform Your Health From the Inside Out—and Never Say Diet Again (Workman; January 2017), which aims to teach how to work with your bodies, treat yourselves with empathy, and embrace the truth: That Rebecca Scritchfieldyou cannot be on a diet and be kind to yourself at the same time.

Diets, juice cleanses, punishing spin classes—no matter how pure the intentions—ultimately lead to failure because the goals are unattainable and unsustainable. And the result is an inner shame cycle fueled by feelings of defeat and inadequacy, made worse by the fact that diets have been scientifically proven to lead to weight gain in the long term, rather than weight loss.

But it doesn’t have to be like this.  By shifting the focus from extreme change to small, incremental changes that build up over time, the inner cycle will become one based on happiness, success, and the desire to be healthy.

ABOUT Rebecca Scritchfield is a well-being coach, registered dietitian nutritionist, and certified health and fitness specialist. Through her weight-neutral Body Kindness practice, she helps people create a better life with workable, interesting self-care goals. She has influenced millions through her writing, podcast, and appearances in over 100 media outlets including NBC Nightly News, CNN, the Today show, the Washington Post, O Magazine, Health, Shape, and many others. She lives in Washington, DC.

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Next up on Thursday @ 9:30:  Internationally-known naturopathic physician Peter D’Adamo discusses “Eat Right 4 Your Type”, the updated edition of his bestselling book.

Twenty years ago, Dr. Peter D’Adamo proposed a radical idea: that blood type is the key that unlocks the door to the mysteries of health, disease, longevity, physical vitality, and emotional strength. Amidst an avalanche of diet fads and advice, he proposed an entirely new way of eating and living: a personalized approach to holistic health based on your blood type, and a new understanding of genetics. In this revised and updated edition of EAT RIGHT 4 YOUR TYPE: The Individualized Blood Type Diet® Solution, he shows how differences in body chemistry, determined by blood type, are the key to understanding our Peter D'Adamoindividual health.

While the chief tenets of the Blood Type Diet have not changed in two decades, a growing understanding of genetics, biochemistry, and gut bacteria has cemented its feasibility and acceptance within the medical and scientific communities. Followers of the Blood Type Diet include Hugh Grant, J. Lo, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kathy Griffin, and Courtney Cox, to name a few.

ABOUT Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician, educator, software engineer, and researcher with a wide international following. His first book, Eat Right 4 Your Type was a New York Times bestseller that has been translated into over sixty-five languages. Eat Right 4 Your Type was recently voted one of the ten most influential health books of all time by a respected industry publication. He is the author of sixteen other books in the “Blood Type Diet” series, including Cook Right 4 Your Type and Live Right 4 Your Type. He was selected Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport, Department of Health Sciences and is the Director of the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine at the University of Bridgeport, CT.

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Wrapping up Thursday morning @ 9:50:  Renowned Dietitian Dr. Wendy Bazilian Shares Tips on Eating Clean and Staying Lean in 2017.

After an indulgent holiday season, many of us are struggling to keep up with our lofty New Year’s resolutions. According to research from the University of Scranton in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only 8% of Americans are successful in achieving their resolutions. Luckily, this year, there’s help.

On Thursday, January 5th, best-selling author, registered dietitian and TV personality, Dr. Wendy Bazilian, will share her “New Year, New You” suggestions for balanced meals that can help you reach your dietary goals and establish healthy routines in the New Year. These include:

·         How to get the most nutrition from your delicious meals—morning, noon and night
·         Simple strategies to combat  cravings with healthy swaps
·         Smart ways to cut calories and sugar without compromising taste

ABOUT Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, is a doctor of public health and nutrition, registered dietitian, and American College of Sports Medicine-certified exercise physiologist. An award-winning journalist and real-food champion, Dr. Bazilian is author of the bestselling The SuperFoodsRx Diet and coauthor of Eat Clean, Stay Lean (Rodale, 2015) and the brand new Eat Clean, Stay Lean: The Diet (Rodale, December 20, 2016). She is a returning guest expert on Live with Kelly, and has been a repeat guest on the Today show, Good Morning America, Fox Business, Telemundo, Univision and a variety of others. She has written for and her advice has been featured in numerous national magazines including Prevention, Martha Stewart Living, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, Town & Country, Fitness, USA Today, and Women’s Health among others, and as a professional writer on nutrition and exercise, has published over 300 articles for corporate and other media. Dr. Bazilian is the owner of Bazilian’s Health Clinic in San Diego and an active consultant to the spa and wellness industry. Dr. Bazilian shares her enthusiasm for healthy living to help thousands of individuals set, achieve, and surpass their healthy living goals.

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