How was your past two months?
It’s been a challenging time for all of us. Shutting down my practice was something I would have never seen coming. But things are looking up, hopefully for all of us.
In this episode, I’m getting personal and sharing what happened to me over these past two months as we all have dealt with this pandemic. It’s definitely been a roller coaster ride.
Please join me as I reveal My Journey and the Light at the End of the Tunnel.
Not every plastic surgeon practices holistic plastic surgery. But my guest this week does.
Dr. Alexes Hazen is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has made huge changes to her life and how she treats patients. Although she is an Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at NYULangone Health Center, she encourages her patients to take a more holistic viewpoint in how they take care of themselves.
On this episode, we’ll discuss exactly what holistic plastic surgery means to Dr. Hazen. We’ll reveal what she recommends for eating (such as decreasing gluten!), putting on the skin, advice for getting better sleep, and treatments to turn back the clock. She’ll also tell us why she hasn’t jumped on every holistic health bandwagon, and what criteria she uses to determine what’s good for her and her patients.
Please join me and my good friend, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexes Hazen, as we discuss Holistic Plastic Surgery: What to Eat, Apply, and Do to Look Younger.
“No matter what I do or eat, I seem to gain weight.”
This is a common statement that I hear from so many of my female patients as they enter their 30s, 40s, and 50s. Eating a healthy diet, counting calories, and exercising regularly don’t always seem to cut it. So what is a woman to do?
My guest this week has created a simple program to help women (and men) lose weight and feel great. The keys involve a ketogenic diet, alkaline foods, stress reduction, and paying attention to your hormones. These can all interact to create a beautiful symphony that is an optimally functioning body where the pounds come off and the energy soars.
Interested? Please join my guest, board-certified Ob-GYN Dr. Anna Cabeca, and me as we reveal Keto-Green 16 – A New Way to Lose Weight and Feel Great.
Although my podcast focuses on holistic health and beauty for adults, occasionally a subject comes up that isn’t one of our usual topics, but I believe strongly must be shared with you.
PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) are childhood conditions where children develop abrupt changes in behavior caused by the body’s response to an underlying infection or exposure. Previously scoffed at by conventional physicians as being false diagnoses, more and more doctors are realizing that this is a real problem for many children.
On this episode of the Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by an expert in treating PANDAS and PANS using a truly integrative medical approach. We reveal how to tell if your child is suffering from one of these conditions, what treatments can help, and why they are so often misdiagnosed.
Please join me and my good friend, Dr. Scott Antoine, as we discuss PANDAS and PANS – What Every Parent Must Know.
We would all love to look ten years younger, but just what do we need to do for this to happen?
Surprisingly, you don’t have to go under the knife to turn back the clock ten years. My guest this week is a board-certified plastic surgeon whose practice has more lasers, devices, and tools than almost any other plastic surgery practice in North America. And he’s going to share with us which of these treatments can help you look ten years younger, or even more.
We’ll discuss such treatments as Morpheus, Fractora, Profound, Renuvion, Facetite, and many more. We’ll also discuss his recommendations on the best skin care to reduce aging of the skin and when actual surgery may be your best option.
Please join me and Dr. Bill Kortesis as we reveal How to Look Ten Years Younger Without Surgery.
Dr. Bill Kortesis is a board-certified plastic surgeon in private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated from medical school and completed a plastic surgery residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine. He’s currently a managing partner and co-owner of HKB Cosmetic Surgery, a nationally recognized plastic surgery practice. He specializes in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments of all kinds, and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Life has turned upside down. Plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and medspas have all closed their doors. So what is a patient or client to do?
On this podcast, I give you ten simple tips to get beautiful skin while you are stuck at home. Botox wearing off? Filler dissolving away? Miss your chemical peels, IPL, or microneedling? What can you do to take the place of these treatments from the comfort of your home?
I give you the answers in this week’s podcast.
Please join me while I give you Ten Top Tips for Beautiful Skin While You’re Stuck At Home.
Do you suffer from migraines, eczema, brain fog, or unexplained rashes after eating certain foods?
If so, you may be dealing with histamine intolerance. This little-known condition can present in many ways, and unfortunately, most conventionally trained physicians know very little about it. Because of this, most people who suffer from histamine intolerance do so without ever knowing what’s wrong.
My guest this week is a natural medicine physician who has dedicated herself to educating people around the country about histamine intolerance. On this episode we reveal how you can tell if you have histamine intolerance and if you do, what you can do about it. It’s a condition that’s more common than we realize, and one that everyone should know about.
Please join me and Dr. Becky Campbell as we discuss Histamine Intolerance: Do You Have It and What Can You Do About It?
Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine who was initially introduced to functional medicine as a patient. She struggled with many of the issues her patients struggle with today, and she has made it her mission to help patients all around the world with her virtual practice. Dr. Becky Campbell is the founder of Dr. Becky Campbell.com and author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan and The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan She has been featured on multiple online publications like Mindbodygreen, Bustle, Popsugar and more. Dr. Campbell specializes in Thyroid disease, Autoimmune disease and Histamine Intolerance and hopes to help others regain their life as functional medicine helped her regain hers.
Food is Medicine.
Dr. Terry Wahls was diagnosed with progressive multiple sclerosis, confined to a wheelchair, and told by her neurologists to get her affairs in order. Instead of giving up, however, she researched the foods that power the mitochondria in the brain, completely revamped her diet, and in less than twelve months she was off her medications and riding her bicycle to work.
Using principles that worked for her, Dr. Wahls is now helping thousands of people with multiple sclerosis and other debilitating autoimmune conditions to get their lives back. Using a protocol which focuses on eating the right amounts of real foods, Dr. Wahls is one of functional and holistic medicine’s leaders in educating the public and other doctors on the power of food as medicine.
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, Dr. Wahls shares with us her story and the protocol she uses to heal autoimmune disease. We discuss which types of foods should be removed from the diet, which foods to add, and what lifestyle modifications can make major changes for our health. It’s an eye-opening discussion with a true trailblazer in functional and holistic medicine.
Please join me and my good friend, Dr. Terry Wahls, as we reveal How to Reverse Autoimmune Disease Using the Power of Food.
Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018 she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles
If the Coronavirus pandemic creates extreme anxiety and stress for us adults, how does it impact our children?
The seriousness of today’s medical climate has compelled me to invite the first ever pediatrician to the Holistic Plastic Surgery Show. On this episode, I’m joined by an integrative, board-certified pediatrician Dr. Elisa Song. We discuss all the issues and concerns regarding Coronavirus and our children, including: How susceptible are our children to developing COVID-19? What can certain foods or nutritional supplements do to prevent getting the virus? What lifestyle modifications can keep us healthy during this concerning time? And how should we talk to our children about Coronavirus and COVID-19?
Dr. Song has some great answers for you this week. This is a must-listen for all parents of school age children.
Please join us as we discuss Coronavirus / Covid-19 and Your Children: Tips to Keep Them Healthy and Happy.
Do you have dark circles under your eyes?
If you do, you are definitely not alone! Undereye dark circles are a complaint that I hear every day from my patients and online. So how do you effectively improve them?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’ll give you the solutions to your undereye dark circles. The key is that you must target the treatment to the cause, and there are three main causes that you need to know about. Once you identify the cause of your dark circles, then you can take actionable steps to improve them.
So if you’re tired of applying makeup to your dark circles or sick of people telling you that you look tired when you really aren’t, then this is the podcast episode for you.
Please join me as I show you How to Get Rid of Undereye Dark Circles.
Psoriasis. Eczema. Dandruff. Tinea Versicolor.
Millions of us are dealing with skin issues that we’re embarrassed about. If this applies to you, you may have seen a dermatologist, been prescribed topical steroids or other prescription or non-prescription medications, yet not seen your skin problem completely resolve.
On this episode of the Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by a clinical nutritionist who has focused her career on the connection between the health of the skin and the health of the gut. And you may be surprised at just how many skin-related problems have their origins partially or completely in the gut. We’ll discuss a truly integrative approach to embarrassing skin problems, give you real actionable solutions, and reveal why this approach is truly the best for curing these issues.
Please join me and my good friend, Jennifer Fugo, as we reveal Natural Solutions to Embarrassing Skin Problems.
Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is a clinical nutritionist empowering women who’ve been failed by conventional medicine to beat chronic skin and unending gut challenges.
She has a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist. Her work has been featured on Dr. Oz, Reuters, Yahoo!, CNN, and many podcasts and summits. Jennifer is an Amazon best-selling author and the host of the Healthy Skin Show podcast.
The terms Coronavirus and COVID-19 have all of us feeling fearful. You’ve been told to wash your hands and avoid close contact with others, but what else can you do to stay healthy during this scary time?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I share with you my holistic tips to help support your immune system. This includes foods to eat (and avoid), lifestyle modifications, and nutritional supplements. I hope this episode helps you and your family stay healthy.
Is your doctor educating you or your daughter about the potential short and long term effects of the pill?
My guest this week has made it her mission to educate women across the globe about the potential side effects of taking oral contraceptives. While millions of women have benefitted from the pill in countless ways, there may be unintended consequences you need to know about. These include gastrointestinal issues, sleep problems, weight gain, rebound acne, libido reduction, and many more.
We get to the bottom of the good, the bad, and the unknown about birth control pills on this educational and informative episode.
Please join me and my good friend, Dr. Jolene Brighten, as we reveal What They Don’t Tell You About Birth Control Pills.
Dr. Jolene Brighten is a prominent leader in women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome — studying the effects of hormonal birth control on female health. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. Dr. Brighten is also part of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, and ABC News.
Non-invasive cosmetic treatments are exploding in popularity. It seems every week there is a new device that offers a more effective way to tighten this, lift that, and even give you bigger muscles. On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to introduce you to the newest technology in cosmetic medicine. Have you heard of Geneveve, Votiva, Emsella, Emsculpt, or the Big D Wave? No? Most plastic surgeons haven’t either!
These are just some of the newest, non-invasive cosmetic treatments being offered by my guest this week. You’ll learn how you can tighten “down under” in more ways than one, reduce stress urinary incontinence without even taking your pants off, enhance your abdominal muscles without doing a single sit-up, and even painlessly improve erectile dysfunction. We cover a lot of really cool plastic surgery “toys” on this episode, so it’s truly a must-listen.
Please join me and my good friend, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Walden, as we reveal Cutting Edge Non-Invasive Treatments To Tighten This, Lift That, and Even Get a Six Pack.
Are cellphones the cigarettes of the 21st century?
My guest this week believes they are. EMF stands for Electromagnetic Frequencies, and we are being exposed to a greater amount of EMF’s than ever before. So what can these exposures do to our health?
Studies show that excess amounts of EMF’s can cause a myriad of symptoms, including headaches, fatigue, brain fog, and even the early onset of cancer. So why aren’t we more worried about them, especially with the upcoming arrival of 5G and even greater exposures?
My guest, Dr. Joe Mercola, has written a new book about the dangers of EMF called EMF’d. In this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, he explains the risks of excess EMF exposures, why these risks are being withheld from the public, and simple steps you can take to mitigate these risks and keep you and your families healthy and safe.
Please join me and Dr. Joe Mercola as we discuss EMF’s, 5G, and the Effects of Your Cellphone on Your Health.
Dr Mercola is a board certified family doctor that transitioned from seeing patients to managing his website, mercola.com that has been the most visited natural health site on the internet for the past 15 years. He is the author of over a dozen best-selling books.
Essences. Masks. Copper. Retinol. Vitamin C. Today there are more categories of skin care products and important ingredients in these products than anyone can learn and master. If you’re like the vast majority of women and men in the United States, the sheer number of different kinds and brands of skin care products on the shelves leaves you confused. Which of the hundreds of different products sitting on shelves in front of you do you actually buy?
Well, rest assured. You’re not alone. Most plastic surgeons and even dermatologists get confused, too. It’s not easy to keep up with all the trends and new products in skin care today.
On today’s episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to get to the bottom of skin care. I’ll reveal what skin care products you need, which may be considered a helpful splurge, and which ones you can definitely avoid. And, I’m going to give you what I consider the Ultimate Anti-Aging Skin Care Routine.
And, if you listen to the end of the episode, I’ll have a special gift for you. Tune in for a skin care routine that will change your skin for good!
Do you have a “sugar brain?”
Sugar brain is the term coined by my guest this week, New York Times bestselling author and psychologist Dr. Mike Dow. It describes the actual physical shrinkage that occurs when you eat too much sugar and other unhealthy foods.
Yes, eating too much sugar can actually make your brain smaller!
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we dive deep into sugar brain and its connections to how you feel, how your brain functions, and your eating habits. For example, did you know that the food you eat can have major effects on anxiety and depression? Or that such acts as obsessive eating, emotional eating, and binge eating can fuel sugar brain? And Dr. Mike explains why he believes a combination of a ketogenic and Mediterranean diet is the best for your overall health, longevity, and avoiding the sugar brain.
Please join me and my good friend Dr. Mike Dow as we reveal How to Fix Your Sugar Brain.
Menopause and perimenopause bring with them major changes to the pelvic region, specifically to the vagina. The vaginal walls can thin and atrophy, making intercourse difficult and even painful. There is also an increase in recurrent vaginitis and urinary tract infections. So what causes these changes to occur, and what can you do about them or even prevent them from becoming a problem?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by the nation’s first female board certified urogynecologist. She’ll give us the latest information on holistic health of the pelvic region, including why changes in pH and bacteria inside the vagina can create major impacts. We’ll discuss why she doesn’t recommend estrogen pills, which topical products she does recommend, and she’ll give us the straight scoop on vaginal rejuvenation lasers. Are they really all that?
This is a discussion that all women, whether pre-, peri-, or post-menopause, should hear.
Please join me and board-certified gynecologist Dr. Betsy Greenleaf as we cover Holistic Pelvic Health – How to Deal with the Changes that Happen “Down There.”
How we eat can be as important as what we eat.
As a society, we are placing less and less emphasis on the timeless tradition of enjoying a good meal with good company. We eat while driving, watching TV, or staring at our phones.
But how does this affect our health, our weight, and our relationships?
My guest this week is a clinical psychologist who has dedicated her career to encouraging the practice of eating mindfully. She’s found in her practice that mindless eating is a major cause of anxiety, weight gain, relationship issues, and even hanger- the combination of hunger and anger that we’ve all experienced at one time or another.
So if you have issues with food, aren’t happy with your family’s mealtime practices, or maybe you’re just tired of being hangry all the time, then this episode is for you.
Please join me and Dr. Susan Albers as we discuss Eating Mindfully and Hanger Management.
In 2018, Americans spent a total of $122 million on collagen supplements. But do they work?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, we’re going to do a deep dive into collagen supplements. What are they? How are they made? Can taking a collagen supplement to improve the collagen of your skin? What do the studies show? And why do the naysayers believe they’re a waste of money?
We’ll get to the bottom of the collagen controversy and I’ll give you my honest take.
Please join me as I reveal What You Need to Know About Collagen Supplements.
Have you tried intermittent fasting?
Also known as time-restricted eating, this method of limiting the hours in which you eat has helped millions of Americans to lose weight, improve their brain function, and even de-age their bodies. But how should one do this, and exactly what benefits can you achieve?
On this episode, we’re going to dive deep into intermittent fasting. I’m joined by an expert in all types of fasting, and she teaches her patients and followers that intermittent fasting is a great option to improve your health and give yourself the body you’ve always wanted. This is especially true for women in their 30s, 40s, and beyond.
So if you’re interested in intermittent fasting and how it can change your life, you’ve got to listen to this episode.
Please join me and my good friend, Cynthia Thurlow, as we discuss Intermittent Fasting – How to Lose Weight and Feel Great.
Plastic surgery is a rapidly changing field. Today’s popular cosmetic treatment could be tomorrow’s afterthought. So what’s trending in the field today, and what appears to be on its way downhill?
On this episode of The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, I’m joined by the head of content at Realself.com, the most popular cosmetic surgery website in the country. We’re going to break down what’s hot and what’s not, and reveal why these treatments may or may not be worth your money. We’ll discuss such treatments as Jeuveau, microblading, fractional lasers, microneedling, mini facelifts, breast implants and breast implant illness, and more.
If you’re interested in putting your finger on the pulse of plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments, this episode is for you.
Please join me and beauty editor and expert Carolyn Hsu as we reveal National Plastic Surgery Trends and Controversies.