• Podcast 57: What is Breathwork? Benefits of Breathing Exercises and Breathing Techniques
    The health benefits of breathwork are numerous and gaining more recognition around the world. With our daily chronic stress and anxiety, we can easily take breathing for granted. In fact, 90% of us are not breathing correctly meaning that we breathe through our mouths and not our noses. This is concerning because how you breathe…
  • Podcast 56: 5 Ways To Relieve Stress, Depression, Anxiety
    Your emotions affect your everyday life. We experience stress from work, personal matters, and other people. It’s okay to feel stressed, but pent up stress can lead to serious health consequences. Finding ways to manage stress is essential to prevent stress from building up and negatively affecting your health. In this episode, Risa shares 5…
  • Podcast 55: Alternative Therapy For Pain Relief: Prolotherapy and Ozone Therapy
    If you suffer from knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain, ankle pain, or other pain, prolotherapy and ozone therapy may be a possible treatment option for you. Today’s guest is  Dr. Larisa Likver, MD, a physiatrist with a sub-specialty in pain management. She provides her patients with prolotherapy which is the non-surgical reconstruction…
  • Podcast 54: A Beginner’s Guide to Medicinal Mushrooms – Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps and Turkey Tail
    Have you heard about the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms? Different types of mushroom also offer a variety of benefits to our health and wellness. In this episode, Tony shares the health benefits and science behind some of the major medicinal mushrooms such as Reishi, Lion’s Mane, Cordyceps, Chaga, and Turkey Tail.  Tony Shields is…
  • Podcast 53: How to Shop For CBD Products
    The CBD market is flooded with so many different products — CBD oil, edibles, CBD gummies, vapes, drinks, and the list goes on. What is the right product to buy? What brand can you trust? It can get overwhelming and complicated very quickly. Today’s podcast is going to help take away some of the confusion.…
  • Podcast 51: Medical Cannabis and CBD For Women’s Health with Dr June Chin
    Medical marijuana has helped thousands with cancer, Parkinsons, epilepsy, chronic pain, neurological disorders and so many other illnesses to be able to obtain a quality of life that was not reachable through “traditional, mainstream” treatment.  In this episode, Integrative Cannabis physician, Dr. June Chin, dives into the science of cannabis, its application to medicine, and…
  • Podcast 50: Dermatologist Dr. Mamina Tips For Anti-Aging Skin Care for Women Over 50
    As we get older, our skin changes, so our approach for how we care for it should change as well. In this episode, we get back to the basics with Dermatologist Mamina and her mom Michiko. They talk about old school tips and tricks to keep our skin fresh and healthy.  Some natural anti-aging remedies…
  • Podcast 49: Cancer Story of Inspiration and Holistic Soul Healing: Stage IV Throat Cancer to Center Stage
    Denise DeSimone is an author, documentary filmmaker, motivational speaker, singer, ordained minister, cancer wellness coach and throat cancer survivor. When she was 50 years old, she was diagnosed with Stage IV throat cancer and told that she had 90 days to live. Denise was especially devastated to hear that even if she survived, she would…
  • Podcast 48: My Experience with End of Life and Death: Home Funerals, Green Burials and Cremation
    Death is stressful for both the dying and their family. However, with proper planning and preparation, a beautiful ceremony can be created to remember your loved one with less stress. Amy Cunningham, Funeral Director, Fitting Tribute Funeral Services helped plan and execute a beautiful home funeral for Risa’s mother. With emotions running high, it was…
  • Podcast 47: Term vs. Whole vs. Universal: Types of Life Insurance and Long Term Care Insurance Explained
    Today’s guest is insurance agent and financial planner, Franco Livoti. Life insurance is something we should consider sooner rather than later. In this episode, we answer essential questions like: What is life insurance?What is the best kind of life insurance? What types of life insurance are there? How old should I be when I purchase…
  • Podcast 46: Pilates, Somatic Movement, Strength Training: What Are The Essential Exercises For Women Over 40?
    As we get older, we need to think about the best way to move our bodies for better mind body alignment and function. There is no one size fits all in terms of exercise because each of bodies have been to different places. Physical therapist, Ada Wells, gives us practical advice on what we should…
  • Podcast 45: Motivational and Inspirational Self-Help: Overcome Setbacks with Dr. Laura Miranda
    “Put yourself forward one day at a time.” – Dr. Laura Miranda, Doctor of Physical Therapy Dr. Laura Miranda has spent her life helping others. As a fitness trainer and athlete, she is very in tune with her body. So when she started not feeling well and couldn’t put her finger on it (nor could…
  • Podcast 44: Simple, Realistic, Attainable Ways to Reach Your Weight Loss and Health Goals
    “Simple is best. Don’t over complicate it.” – Shanique Allen.  Healthy eating to ensure that you are getting the nutrition that you need is not as complicated as it may seem. The first step to improving your nutrition is understanding what you eat, how you eat, and why you eat. Awareness of your cravings is…
  • Podcast 43: African Dance + Whole Foods Plant-Based Diet – How Kukuwa of Kukuwa Fitness Stays Young at 62
    Kukuwa’s key to a fulfilling and happy life is moving your body, detoxing your body, and eating well. Kukuwa is a dancer, choreographer and founder of Kukuwa Fitness. She is 62 years old and has been dancing since she was 2 years of age. About 40 years ago, Kukuwa created her own dance fusion by…
  • Podcast 42: Struggling with Perimenopause, Menopause, Hormonal Changes and Weight Gain? What To Do.
    Perimenopause is a major transition that happens in every woman’s life, yet it is not discussed publicly enough. Healthspan Scientist and Coach, Dr. Rachael Van Pelt, breaks down the science of what happens when a woman hits perimenopause, what symptoms we can expect to have (it’s not all about hot flashes!) and what we can…
  • Podcast 41: Caring For Dad with Alzheimer’s Disease with MSNBC News Anchor Richard Lui
    Do you have a family member with Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia? There is little in terms of effective Alzheimer’s Disease conventional medical treatment, but there are many things that you and your family can do to maintain a high quality of life for your loved one and alleviate the stress of caring for someone with dementia…
  • Podcast 40: Best Place to Retire Cuernavaca Mexico
    Thinking about the perfect location to move or retire to in Mexico? You have to check out Cuernavaca. In this episode, real estate agent, Andrea Dolch, shares what it’s like to live there, the weather, the types of properties available, and the cost of living in Cuernavaca. It’s a little town about 90 minutes south…
  • Podcast 39: Dream Retirement in Mexico with Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Agent Taniel Chemsian
    In this episode, Risa and Puerto Vallarta real estate agent Taniel Chemsian talk about their upcoming free Dream Retirement in Mexico webinar. If you are someone who has always been curious about moving to Mexico, set aside an hour on June 8th, 9th, 13th, or 16th and come to the webinar. You will learn about…
  • Podcast 38: Moving to Playa del Carmen, Mexico: What You Need To Know
    In this episode, we explore what it is like to live in Playa Del Carmen Mexico, located in the Yucatan Peninsula. Real estate agent Susana MacDonald shares her thoughts on why Playa Del Carmen is a great place to retire to in Mexico. She talks about affordability, entertainment costs, real estate (renting vs buying), safety,…
  • Podcast 37: Moving to Cabo, Mexico during Covid
    Tracy and Glen are recent expats to Cabo, Mexico. They are originally from South Africa, but lived in Tampa, Florida for years. They always dreamed of retiring in Mexico, so when the Covid-19 Pandemic closed the doors on them, it prompted them to do more research. They realized that they didn’t have to wait until…
  • Podcast 36: Live Your Dream to Move Abroad
    Puerto Vallarta Mexico is one of the best places to retire for its affordability, weather, amazing culture and food, small town feel and more. Real Estate agent and friend Taniel Chemsian has been a Puerto Vallarta resident for the last 15 years. He was tired of the daily stress of living in Los Angeles and…
  • Podcast 35: Caregiving Tips for Aging Parents
    Caring for aging parents at home comes with a lot of stress and anxiety, but we can avoid it by preparing early and making a plan. In this episode, Retired Army General Tony Taguba shares his experiences with at-home senior care for his parents. If you are a caregiver or family caregiver and you are…
  • Podcast 34: Signs of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, Types of Dementia: What You Need To Know
    Getting a dementia diagnosis is one of the moments you hope never to experience. However, families need to know the difference between the types of dementia such as vascular dementia, lewy body dementia, frontal lobe dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Today’s guest is Alzheimer’s Care Strategist and Dementia coach Kerry Mills. She helps families manage the…
  • Podcast 33: Seven Phases of Grieving
    We all go through grief and mourning at some point in our lives. Millions of us lost loved ones due to the Covid-19 pandemic within the past year and experienced grief and mourning. There is no wrong way to grief because everyone grieves differently and it’s ok to seek help.  In this episode, I share…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Podcast 30: Using Ayurveda To Treat Covid-19 Symptoms At Home
    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…
  • Podcast 29: What Happens At The End of Life?
    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…
  • Podcast 28: Retire in Mexico: Buying Real Estate Tips in Puerto Vallarta and other coastal Mexican Cities
    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…
  • Podcast 27: Coronavirus Chronicles: My Daughter Shares Her Symptoms and Recovery
    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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • 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,…
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Podcast Ep 21: The Importance of Strength Training for Women Over 40
    “Self care includes making sure that your body doesn’t fall apart. “ – Tina Tang. In this episode on Modern Aging, Risa and fitness trainer Tina Tang chat about why it is essential that we strength train especially once we are over the age of 40.  As we get older, we naturally lose muscle mass…
  • Podcast Ep 20: The Importance of Physical Therapy and How To Move As We Age
    Melissa Lam is a physical therapist who is unlike other physical therapists.  She has a music degree and music background that molds her into a different kind of practitioner. She takes an integrative and holistic approach to care for patients’ musculoskeletal system. Melissa had issues with back pain and foot pain herself. She came to…
  • Podcast Ep 19: Moving to Boquete, Panama
    On this episode of Modern Aging, we chat with Jim White of Route to Retire about retirement in Boquete, a small town in the mountains of Panama. Jim retired at age 43 and moved to Boquete, Panoma with his family in 2019. If you are looking for places to retire to, this episode is a…
  • Podcast Ep 18: Tips For Financial Footing and Freedom
    Because of Covid-19, we are all living in a time uncertainty. If money is a topic that is giving you stress, listen to this episode of Modern Aging. Financial advisor Manisha Thakor talks about how to budget, save and spend your money. Manisha is also the founder of moneyzen.com, a financial education consultancy that helps…
  • Podcast Ep 17: Valuable Life Lessons from a 95 Year Old
    Betty Zimmer, a humorous and deeply spiritual 95-year old, is a special guest on Modern Aging.  She shares valuable life lessons on how to live your best life. Her key secret to longevity is to work on improving yourself and meditating. “When you focus your mind and you are at peace, you eliminate the illness…
  • Podcast Ep 16: Estate Planning and Grief Counseling
    Charlie Jones is an estate lawyer and grief counselor featured on Modern Aging to help us better understand and legally prepare for an unfortunate illness or circumstance. Besides rescuing cats and dogs, Charlie represents conservatee clients as a court appointed attorney.This requires engaging with clients in a difficult point of their life. Conservatorship is a…
  • 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,…
  • Podcast Ep 14: Best Place to Retire: Moving to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
    In this episode of Modern Aging, real estate agent Susana MacDonald shares why you should consider retiring to Playa del Carmen and what to expect if you decide so. Susana lived in many different places. Before she moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Susana lived in South Florida. She started coming to Playa del Carmen…
  • Podcast Ep 13: Medicare vs Medicaid Explained
    If you work, money is taken out of your paycheck in order to contribute to Medicare, the federal health insurance program. Thus, when you turn 65, you are eligible for Medicare to pay for the cost of your healthcare (there are other circumstances where you would be eligible for Medicare as well). However, Medicare doesn’t…
  • Podcast Ep 12: What is Hypnotherapy? How Hypnosis Can Heal Chronic Pain, Anxiety and Illness
    “Western medicine is the only medical society that removes the mind out of the body in healing, but there is no healing without healing the mind because the body is an extension of the subconscious mind,” shares Lisa Ludovici,  a medical support hypnosis practitioner. She teaches people how to mobilize their own inner resources for…
  • Podcast Ep 11: How Medical Cannabis Works
    In this episode of Modern Aging, Risa shares a recorded visit from 2019 with her mom, her sister, and cannabis doctor Dr. June Chin. This recorded consultation contains useful information about how medical cannabis can be used to treat Parkinson’s Disease among many other illnesses. For patients with Parkinson’s Disease, the body is constantly contracting…
  • Podcast Ep 10: Covid-19 Home Treatment and Recovery with Ayurveda and TCM
    A good friend of mine contracted Covid-19 and treated her Covid symptoms with a combination of Western medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She had a wide range of early signs such as cough, sore throat, and nausea. Like most people, she managed at home and has now recovered using an integrative approach. She is…
  • Podcast Ep 9: Vitamin D, Zinc, Sleep, Stress Management – Boost Your Immune System to Fight Flu, Colds, Covid-19
    Dr. Pamela Yee, MD is a functional medicine doctor who is board certified in internal medicine and holistic medicine. In practice, she takes time to fully understand her patients individually by diving deep to find the root cause of a particular problem. As we continue to battle Covid-19, Dr. Yee shares many ways in which…
  • Podcast Ep 8: What is Perimenopause? Menopause Symptoms and Latest Treatments
    Women can spend 8-10 years leading up to menopause. That is a long time to experience a laundry list of possible symptoms such as exhaustion, weight gain, and hot flashes. Menopause is real and it’s time to talk about it more openly. Here with me today is Amanda Thebes, a fitness trainer, women’s health expert…
  • Podcast Ep 7: How To Deal With Stress and Anxiety
    Today, Risa is joined by life and business strategic transformation expert, former Mustang Marine and founder of the Take Command Project, Paul Gowin, to discuss how to overcome stress, fear and anxiety especially during stressful times. Anxiety is prevalent right now for so many reasons — the ongoing uncertainty of the Covid-19 pandemic, political unrest,…
  • Podcast Ep 6: Got Covid-19 Symptoms? Tips On What To Do
    When Risa’s daughter first showed symptoms of Covid-19, she panicked just realizing how serious and prevalent the disease is. Panic and fear are caused by a lack of knowledge, preparation, and understanding. Listen to gain some knowledge and how to prepare properly. Risa shares tips about how to treat Covid-19 symptoms at home, how to…
  • Podcast Ep 5: My Covid-19 Home Treatment Plan
    On this episode of Modern Aging, host Risa Morimoto shares her family’s experience with getting Covid-19. Her daughter came home with symptoms of Covid-19 in March during the beginning weeks of the pandemic.  A few days later, her husband also fell ill, but experienced different symptoms. Although her daughter and her husband contracted Covid-19 back…
  • Podcast Ep 4: What is Ayurveda? What’s Your Dosha (Pitta, Vatta, Kapha)?
    Today’s guest is Dr. Bhaswati Bhattacharya. She is an Ayurvedic and holistic medical doctor practicing in New York. Ayu-means longevity and veda- means wisdom, so Ayurveda means the knowledge of life. The objective of Ayurveda is to not only heal people but to keep them strong. When Dr. Bhattacharya started applying Ayurveda practices to treat…
  • Podcast Ep 1. Tips to Overcome Fear and Stress During Covid-19
    This episode was originally recorded in March 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic for Modern Aging’s YouTube Channel.  Host Risa Morimoto addresses anxiety, fear, and panic about Covid-19. She offers guidance on how to take a step back to stay in perspective. There’s a lot of things we can’t control like who gets sick…
  • Podcast Ep 2: Top Reasons To Retire in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
    In this episode of Modern Aging, host Risa Morimoto chats with her friend and real estate agent Taniel Chemsian in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. They talk about the top reasons why you will want to consider Mexico as a retirement spot.  In November 2001, Taniel visited Puerto Vallarta, Mexico for the first time. He was living…
  • Podcast Ep 3: 5 Ways To Lose Weight Permanently
    For many of us, quarantine has led to weight gain because we’ve found comfort in food and sedentary activities like binge watching movies. In this episode of Modern Aging, host and integrative nutrition health coach Risa Morimoto walks through how to permanently lose the weight by implementing healthy lifestyle changes.  At the top of her…