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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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Podcast 29: What Happens At The End of Life?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7DZtnEUxqr01eEFhwiCpO7?si=8UNqyicFQQ6MlklEF_w8Rw When we have a terminal illness and are faced with signs of imminent death, many of us are frightened at the thought of dying.  We shy away from talking about dying.  But knowledge helps us calm our nerves about dying and end of life. On this episode of Modern Aging, Dr. Christopher Kerr, Chief Medical Officer and CEO of…
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Podcast 28: Retire in Mexico: Buying Real Estate Tips in Puerto Vallarta and other coastal Mexican Cities

https://open.spotify.com/episode/00QT6JyMH4QhXJdY3WchrI?si=oXinArGTTYi7VyUL1K8c9Q Overcome your fears and retire in Mexico! The guest on this episode of Modern Aging is real estate agent Taniel Chemsian. You may have seen him on  HGTV’s House Hunters International!  Taniel shares tips on how to buy a house in Mexico and most importantly, things you need to be aware of before you purchase real estate.   Whether you…
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Podcast 27: Coronavirus Chronicles: My Daughter Shares Her Symptoms and Recovery

https://open.spotify.com/episode/5XbZdxOby59DtGhxZhCLfQ?si=6fpy_ztVQkWfDFF2GUbTiw My daughter, Ani, came home from school with symptoms of COVID-19 last March. There were many unknowns back then and we weren’t able to get tested. I treated Ani at home and she fully recovered within a few days.. My husband, Paul, also came home with symptoms of COVID-19 a few days after Ani got sick. They were both…
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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…
Podcast Ep 24: Dating After 60, Find True Love at 70: How To Fall In Love Again

Podcast Ep 24: Dating After 60, Find True Love at 70: How To Fall In Love Again

Dating after a breakup or dating after marriage is not easy, but it is possible to find love again. Some of us may want to find love after the loss of a spouse.  It is our innate human need for connection.   Finding romance after 50, finding love after 60, finding a partner after 70, and beyond is possible. Meet…
Podcast Ep 23: How to Reach Your Ideal Weight

Podcast Ep 23: How to Reach Your Ideal Weight

  After we turn 30, we lose 1% muscle mass every year. The good news is that we can grow muscle mass at any age. If you have never worked out before or haven’t trained in a while, check out Get Strong Over 40, the only beginner strength training program made especially for women over 40. This program is designed…
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…