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Podcast 32: The Physical Benefits of Massage Therapy – Trigger Points, Cupping and Deep Tissue Massage

Massage is not just a spa treatment. There is a restorative benefit to massage that can help with lower back pain, cramps, muscle pain, and  blood flow. Rebeca Fernandez, a licensed massage therapist, has been treating Risa and her siblings for years. On this episode of Modern Aging, she shares her expertise on different massage modalities such as Swedish massage,…
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Podcast 31: Conscious Breathing and Its Amazing Health Benefits

When you get emotional, do you take deep breaths?  Or do you hyperventilate?  Perhaps you stop breathing?  Breathing is something very simple and essential for life, but sometimes we forget to do it properly. In this episode of Modern Aging, we are joined by licensed acupuncturist physician and conscious breathing practitioner, Dr. Réquel Lopes to teach us conscious ways to…
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Podcast 30: Using Ayurveda To Treat Covid-19 Symptoms At Home

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1N8LsSXQ4tWFmo4zOK9bBf?si=ItrhHW77S3OT4xBTMedkRQ Ayurveda is India’s 5000 year old holistic medical practice and it has been used to treat and prevent symptoms of Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Ayurvedic and holistic family doctor, Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, discusses some of Ayurveda’s basic pillars such as alignment with nature, eating based on the body’s needs, and observing the environment (air, land,…
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The Best Essential Oil for Seasonal Allergies: Get Ready to Love Spring Again

“Blossom by blossom the spring begins.”  — Algernon Charles Swinburne Unless you have allergies and then it’s blossom by blossom, your sneezes begin. Are you tired of walking around like a zombie high on over-the-counter allergy meds? Can’t finish a sentence without sneezing? Are you always searching for more Kleenex at the bottom of your purse because your supply is…
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What Are The 34 Symptoms of Menopause?

How much do you really know about the signs of menopause? You probably know the basics – the hot flashes, the irregular periods, that kind of stuff, but there is so much more. In fact, there are 34 in total! Seems crazy, right? And there are some really unusual menopause symptoms. So, what are the 34 symptoms of menopause? It's…
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Podcast 26: What is Palliative Care?

Palliative care is not end of life care. Heather is a palliative care physician and she shares what palliative care really is. It focuses on managing symptoms of distress of the patients and family members. As a palliative care physician, Heather helps patients define their goals of care and align these goals of care with their individual definition of quality…
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Podcast Ep 25: Covid-19 Long Haulers – Symptoms For 14 Weeks and Counting, Treatment and Recovery

Risa interviewed Amanda Thebes back in July 2020 when she was at week 14 of her Covid-19 recovery journey. At that point she was starting to feel better, but she couldn’t get over her symptoms completely. When Amanda first started feeling under the weather, she presented with the classic symptoms of Covid-19 like cough and difficulty breathing. She didn’t think…
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Over 50 And Want To Stay Young and Healthy? Do This.

Cathy Richards is an expert when it comes to the key things you need to think about when it comes to wellness and aging in a healthful manner. Mindset is a huge determinant of healthy aging. We tend to expect that things can be fixed quickly, but quick changes are not sustainable. It’s all about the small changes and letting…
Podcast Ep 22: Over 40? Over 50? How To Live Healthy, Improve Your Quality of Life and Increase Longevity

Podcast Ep 22: Over 40? Over 50? How To Live Healthy, Improve Your Quality of Life and Increase Longevity

“What good is increasing how many years we have if we are living most of those years in rapid decline?” - Rachel Van Pelt  Dr. Rachel Van Pelt is a healthspan scientist and coach who helps people in midlife increase their healthspan through physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and self care.  I know what you are thinking, but healthspan is not…
Podcast Ep 15: Months Long Battle with Covid-19 and Home Recovery

Podcast Ep 15: Months Long Battle with Covid-19 and Home Recovery

In this episode of Modern Aging, Risa interviews a family friend Elaine who got Covid back in the Spring. She had a variety of symptoms and it took her months to recover.  On the night that Elaine first got sick on March 16th, she experienced chills, and body ache and then, later a cough. Interestingly, her daughter had the same…