Headlined Guests

Dr Gaston Cornu-Labat
Guest Occupation: Physician, author, lecturer, surgeon
Guest Biography:

Holistic and Integrative Physician and Surgeon, Gastón Cornu-Labat, MD  graduated from Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1991. He obtained his specialty title in general surgery from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine in Youngstown, Ohio in 2001 to then specialize in liver and pancreatic surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington and became a member of the Pancreas Club, Inc.

Licensed over the past decades in the states of Ohio, Nebraska, Washington, and Texas, after years in academic surgery leading research, numerous publications and international presentations in diverse fields pertaining to his specialty, Dr. Gaston shifted in his career into the study and understanding of the human experience as a whole in all that relates to health and disease, and practiced as a rural surgeon in the US mid-west. He incorporated this understanding into his medical and surgical practice.

As a Holistic and Integrative medical practitioner, he later apprenticed to Jonathan V. Wright, MD and his team at the Tahoma Clinic in Seattle, WA building extensive expertise in natural, nutritional and antiaging medicine, to then serve as a practitioner at said clinic for 5 years. He also participated in numerous seminars for non-pharmacological pain management based on the technique discovered and developed by Dr. Stephen Kaufman, DC, Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT). Dr. Gastón authored with Dr. Kaufman’s contributions the book “PNT, An Unprecedented Revolution in Pain Management.” With this extensive knowledge base and experience he focused his practice in Integrative Oncology.

One of the featured experts at the documentary series “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest” in 2015, Dr. Gastón was also a featured speaker at the TTAC Live Symposium in 2016. He has participated in other documentaries, radio shows and media productions educating the public.

In February 2017 he joined the Hope 4 Cancer family as Chief Medical Advisor, bringing to the table a unique combination of knowledge and experience ranging from traditional medicines to conventional allopathic, and alternative and complementary healing modalities to the Tijuana and Cancun clinics in Mexico. As an integral part of the executive team, he contributed to develop and monitor success of treatment protocols and the educational programs for H4C staff doctors and nurses. He also supervised and managed complex patient cases.

At present, Dr Gaston is focused on research and development of cutting edge natural oncologic protocols for effective management of cancers. More information at: http://www.tahomaclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Gaston-Cornu-Labat-MD-CV-2012.pdf

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help, Technology
Mark Keam
Guest Occupation: Virginia House of Delegates
Guest Biography:

Delegate Mark L. Keam is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, which is considered the oldest law-making body in the New World, meeting continuously since 1619.

His legislative district is entirely within Fairfax County, and includes 85,000 residents living in the neighborhoods of McLean, Tysons, Dunn Loring, Town of Vienna, Oakton, Penderbrook, and Fair Oaks.

In 2009, Mark became the first Asian-born immigrant and the first Korean American elected to any state-level office in Virginia. Since then, voters in the 35th District have returned Mark to Richmond for additional two-year terms.

Over the past decade, Mark has authored dozens of state laws that impact the quality of life for Virginians, such as improving public education and healthcare, creating innovative tech sector and environmental jobs, supporting military veterans and public safety, reforming tax codes and business regulations, and providing more government transparency, accountability, and efficiency.

A recognized leader on technology and innovation issues in the General Assembly, Mark serves on the House Commerce & Labor Committee, Finance Committee, Education Committee, and Agriculture, Chesapeake & Natural Resources Committee.

He is a member of the special Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding and the Joint Subcommittee to Evaluate Tax Preferences. As a co-chair of the Virginia Legislative Tourism Caucus, Mark also works with the Fairfax County Sports Tourism Task Force.

Mark maintains a reputation as an effective bipartisan policymaker and has received awards and recognitions from a wide spectrum of organizations, including Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Education Association, League of Conservation Voters, The Sierra Club, Humane Society, and Commissioners of the Revenue Association of Virginia.

Professionally, Mark has three decades of experiences in both the private and public sectors. On the commercial side, Mark has been an entrepreneur, an in-house counsel with a Fortune 15 technology company, the head of a national Asian American chamber of commerce, and an independent business consultant.

As a member of the bar in two states, he has practiced law in the executive and legislative branches of federal and local governments, including serving as chief counsel to a United States Senate Assistant Leader.

Active in the community, Mark has helped start or worked with dozens of nonprofit organizations that focus on his passions, including civic engagement, serving immigrants and minorities, developing youth leadership, and promoting literacy and lifelong learning.

He currently serves on the boards of Virginia Literacy Foundation, University of Virginia’s Thomas C. Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership, George Mason University’s Virginia Serious Game Institute, Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation, New American Leaders, Asian Pacific Islander American Health Forum, and Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC.

Mark is a member of Rotary Club of Vienna, Optimist Club of Greater Vienna, Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vienna Business Association, McLean Citizens Association, Leadership Greater Washington, Vienna Arts Society, Historic Vienna, Inc., and Vienna Presbyterian Church.

He is also active with the NewDEAL Leaders and BMW Foundation World Responsible Leaders programs.

Mark was born in Korea and lived in Vietnam and Australia before moving to America as a teenager. He received a political science degree from the University of California at Irvine and a law degree from U.C. Hastings College of the Law.

Mark and his wife Alex reside in Vienna and have two children in public schools.

Guest Category: Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Variety
Susan Sember
Guest Occupation: Film Director, Writer, Executive Producer
Guest Biography:

Susan Sember, as a seasoned film director and producer, as well as a former entertainment and sports law attorney, is associated as the Executive Producer and Film Director for “Beyond the Game”. Susan has created, from concept to distribution, award winning films and television programs that have traveled to over 50 countries. Susan, with an additional marketing expertise, has successfully partnered with numerous corporations, educational institutions, grant makers and sponsors to effectively collaborate through innovative partnerships utilizing film and television as an effective platform for outreach, cause marketing, product placement and branding. With a keen sense towards a sponsor’s/grant maker’s’ desire for maximum “eyeball exposure” on a project, Susan developed, along with government statisticians, a scientific based program to measure and monitor this aspect of her projects’ return on investment, as well. Susan is a consummate strategist in her films’ art and power of the story to unite, advocate, engage, enlighten and call to action.

Using cutting edge and immersive camera technology, Susan’s production teams have established an industry reputation in sports, underwater, action and nonfiction storytelling. As a producer and director, Susan has been invited frequently to appear as a panelist and presenter at such recognized film festivals as the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. She has also been invited three times to the United Nations to screen her films noting their quality and cultural/societal importance. Further, through her substantial contacts in the professional sports arena, Susan brings numerous high profile “A list” athletes to her current film project, “Beyond the Game”, including those in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, PGA, LPGA, NHL, FIFPro. NASCAR, Formula One, the Olympics and others.All appearing to share in their desire to give back, in support of the movement to inform, inspire and engage student athletes, these iconic athletes provide a powerful and positive platform to make a difference. Through her career long associations with educational institutions, Susan has also gained the support of major universities and colleges for this film with the visible appearance and participation in “Beyond the Game” and their film screening commitments that make up the 2019-2020 university tour. A Peer to Peer Education app will also provide student athlete, pro athlete and retired athlete content in accompaniment to the film in its film audience engagement and outreach.

Susan is a proud alum of the University of Michigan and a resident of Malibu, California.

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, TV & Film, Variety
Gilad Janklowicz
Guest Occupation: Fitness Legend, National Fitness Hall Of Famer, & Creator of Gilad’s Bodies in Motion
Guest Biography:

Gilad Janklowicz is one of the world’s most popular fitness personalities. As a pioneer in the fitness industry he has helped millions to stay fit with his popular TV fitness shows ‘Bodies in Motion’, ‘Basic Training the Workout’ and ‘Total Body Sculpt with Gilad’ and with his gold and platinum instructional home fitness DVDs and videos.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety
Guest Occupation: Bassist,keyboardist,singer,songwriter
Guest Biography:

D  E  R  E  K

"M O"

M  O  O  R  E

ORIGINAL FOUNDING MEMBER OF PROG ROCK MUSIC LEGENDS

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

Prog Legends Nektar Celebrate 50th Anniversary

With New Studio Album

“The Other Side”

 

The Legendary Rock Band are recording a new album! This is the first new studio album made in the United States since 1977!

We put the old band back together to CELEBRATE the 50th ANNIVERSARY of NEKTAR!

The original members of Nektar; Derek “Mo” Moore, Ron Howden, and Mick Brockett are back. We’ve added Ryche Chlanda from Fireballet and the 78′ band, Randy Dembo from the 2005 band, and newcomer and world-class keyboard player, Kendall Scott.

The music for our new album “The Other Side” comes from the 1978 era when we were writing in Mo’s basement in Chatham, New Jersey. This music was put on pause for the last 40 YEARS and it’s now time to release it with new input and fresh ideas. The music is growing exponentially as we continue rehearsing and writing and letting it take us to new heights.

Nektar has started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording of the new album!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nektarmusic/nektars-new-studio-album-the-other-side

Nektar's contribution over the last 49 years has quite rightly earned them their place in any 'Progressive Rock Hall of Fame'. But the band is much more than a 'Prog Legend', the Nektar brand of innovative composition, performance and visuals is simply unique. 

Nektar's history appeared to have been written when they finally split in the early eighties. Despite attempts to re-kindle the flame, the Nektar light, it seemed, was out . . . . until that is, the year 2000. 
The new millennium saw the long-awaited reunion tour of the classic line up, to rave reviews and fantastic receptions. The light we thought was out, had in fact been kept aglow - by loyal fans across the globe. 

Sixteen years on and the family has grown a little, but the classic Nektar spirit is still very much alive, building on the band's rediscovered popularity. The Nektar family is determined to continue bringing Nektar music to you around the world.

 

 

NEKTAR Studio albums

1972 Journey to the Centre of the Eye  –

A Tab in the Ocean    

1973 ...Sounds Like This –

Remember the Future       

1974 Down to Earth   

1975 Recycled   

1977 Magic Is a Child

1980 Man in the Moon       

2001 The Prodigal Son       

2004 Evolution 

2008 Book of Days    

2012 A Spoonful of Time   

2013 Time Machine

Guest Category: Arts, Entertainment, Music, TV & Film
Dr F. David Peat
Guest Occupation: Physicist and writer
Guest Biography:

The ideas, essays, interviews and thoughts on this Web site represent Peat's work over the last decades. For a time he worked actively as a theoretical physicist in England and Canada. (Many of his scientific papers are available from this site.)

But Peat's interests expanded to include psychology, particularly that of Carl Jung, art and general aspects of culture, including that of Native America. Peat is the author of many books including a biography of David Bohm, with whom Peat collaborated, books on quantum theory and chaos theory, as well as a study of Synchronicity. Since moving to the village of Pari in Italy Peat has created the Pari Center for New Learning. Visitors to Pari can talk with David Peat or attend one of his courses.

His essays as well as a list of his books and other publications are available on this page. To find out more about his life, starting with his childhood in Liverpool, England go to his Biography.

Guest Category: Literature, Physics & Metaphysics
Dr William A Tiller
Guest Occupation: Physicist
Guest Biography:

Fellow to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Professor Emeritus William A. Tiller, of Stanford University’s Department of Materials Science, spent 34 years in academia after 9 years as an advisory physicist with the Westinghouse Research Laboratories.

He has published over 250 conventional scientific papers, 3 books and several patents. In parallel, for over 30 years, he has been avocationally pursuing serious experimental and theoretical study of the field of psychoenergetics which will very likely become an integral part of "tomorrow’s" physics. In this new area, he has published an additional 100 scientific papers and four seminal books.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Science, Spiritual, Technology
JOHN JACOB MUBARAK – How To Live Fully Empowered and Fully Self-Expressed
Guest Occupation: Assistant Director of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, a medically licensed, life-transforming, luxury health and wellness center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Guest Biography:

My guest today shows you how to live a life that you love - Fully Empowered and Fully Self-Expressed. John Jacob Mubarak is the Assistant Director of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, a medically licensed, life-transforming, luxury health and wellness center in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Rythmia’s team of naturopathic healers, health specialists and spiritual teachers work together to create integrative programs that provide a complete renewal of mind, body and spirit. John also serves as a licensed spiritual practitioner, having studied at The Agape International Spiritual Center in California. John joins us to share how clients awaken to their highest potential. He describes the experience of Ayahuasca, and offers insight into umbilical cord stem cell therapy, exploring who would benefit from the treatment. For reservations: (877) 829-9379

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Technology, Travel & Leisure
With Melanie's coaching I eliminated my income ceiling by designing a leveraged offering and was able to take my business into the high six figures.
Guest Occupation: Revenue Strategist and Business Performance Optimizer, is a guide for conscious entrepreneurs
Guest Biography:

What if you could overcome money pressures and business overwhelm?  What if you could achieve the unimaginable? My guest Melanie Benson is a Profit Amplifier, and has a gift for guiding fast­paced, mission­driven messengers to thrive financially in their work. Whether its achieving a bold goal or scaling the reach of your business, Melanie has a proven track record of accelerating results. Melanie hosts the Amplify Your Successpodcast, is author of Rewired for Wealth, co­author of Entrepreneur.com’s Start Up Guide to Starting an Information Marketing Business and has her success tips featured in magazines such as American Express OPEN Forum, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Woman’s Day, Parenting Magazine, and University of Phoenix Alumni Magazine. She is on the Executive Team for the Women Speaker’s Association and is a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual, Variety
DR JEFF McNAIRY
Guest Occupation: ADDICTION DOCTOR and PSYCHOLOGIST
Guest Biography:

What if you could overcome a lifetime of issues and awaken to your highest potential? what if a luxurious all-inclusive resort in COSTA RICA existed where you can heal and awaken to your soul's purpose? Would you book that trip right now? Meet Dr. Jeff McNairy, Psy.D., M.P.H. who is the Chief Medical Officer at Rythmia Life Advancement Center in Costa Rica. He has worked in the mental health field for over 25 years in Los Angeles, California as well as in Hawaii. Dr. Jeff’s specialties include working with patients who have addictions and trauma, as well as those who suffer from acute psychiatric conditions. Previously Dr. Jeff was the Administrative Director of Passages, Malibu, a well-known drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility. He has also managed and worked within various arenas at the UCLA Medical Center, Department of Health in Hawaii, and conducted therapy in psychiatric hospitals as well as a variety of outpatient settings. Dr. Jeff is committed to bringing the ancient healing tool of plant medicine to the Western World in a manner that is safe, regulated, and extremely effective:  For reservations: (877) 829-9379  [ OLD LINK REMOVED ] 

#ShitTheMoonSaid #addiction #rythmia #costarica #plantmedicine #love #ayahuasca #rythmialifeadvancementcenter #puravida #pachamama #meditation #healing #transformation #spirit #breathwork #dance #yoga #movement #MyRythmiaStory

DARE TO MAKE YOUR DREAMS A REALITY. Debbi Dachinger puts the ‘inspiration‘ back into podcasts in a talk show about cutting-edge success. It's your #1 transformation conversation.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Medicine, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Theory & Conspiracy, Travel & Leisure
Adam Rose
Guest Occupation: Musician
Guest Biography:

Adam Rose is a visionary and musician, who has a powerful conviction that we can throw off the yoke of darkness in 100 days.  

Guest Category: Arts, Music, Paranormal, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Religion, Self Help, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Globally Acclaimed Intuitive Messenger
Guest Biography:

Have you ever felt that reality contains a spiritual dimension hidden from your five senses? My guest today is transformation  leader and author Lee Harris, who says that spiritual dimension became startlingly real one day when he began communicating with the Zs, a group of nonphysical beings from another plane of reality. Lee Harris has written a new book called Energy Speaks. He is also an intuitive medium, musician, and visual artist. In 2004 Lee began holding channeling sessions in readings in his home and today he leads workshops throughout the world. A native of England, he is now based in California.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Sex, Society and Culture, Spiritual
A Story of Sex, Drugs & Ayahuasca
Guest Occupation: consciousness thought leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Rythmia Life Advancement Center
Guest Biography:

What if you had a mission to provide every one of your clients with a life-changing experience that was nothing short of a Miracle? And what if 1 out of 3 of your clients re-booked with you even before they left – and you had a 96% life changing satisfaction rate? Meet my guest, Gerard Powell, the owner of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, in Costa Rica, who has a mission of passion that fuels his commitment to share Rythmia’s many gifts with its guests. Gerard Powell is a consciousness thought leader, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Rythmia Life Advancement Center, the “go-to” destination for a spiritually awakening vacation experience. He also founded Truthenomics, an online program teaching the skills and insights essential to a life of manifestation. One of the 1 percent, he made his millions from creating and selling multiple companies, including thatlook.com, a pioneer in mass-market access to cosmetic surgery, and My Choice Medical Inc. For reservations: (877) 829-9379

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Medicine, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual, Travel & Leisure
Messages from Spirit on Living, Loving and Awakening
Guest Occupation: Globally Acclaimed Intuitive Messenger
Guest Biography:

Have you ever felt that reality contains a spiritual dimension hidden from your five senses? My guest today is transformation  leader and author Lee Harris, who says that spiritual dimension became startlingly real one day when he began communicating with the Zs, a group of nonphysical beings from another plane of reality. Lee Harris has written a new book called Energy Speaks. He is also an intuitive medium, musician, and visual artist. In 2004 Lee began holding channeling sessions in readings in his home and today he leads workshops throughout the world. A native of England, he is now based in California.

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Paranormal, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Self Help, Sex, Society and Culture, Spiritual
Michael S Oden
Guest Occupation: Addiction, Behavior and Communication Expert
Guest Biography:

Michael S. Odenis a behavioral and communication expert, consultant/counselor, international speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator. He is an expert in human behavior and a coach who forthe past 20 years as a probation officer and in private practice, has helped thousands of clients (adults and teens) who struggle with addiction, abuse, low self-esteem, poor performance or unhealthy relationships, turn their lives around.

Michael developed “The Needs Based Method®” therapeutic modality and is the founder of “Final Step Int.”, abehavior awareness programthat focuses on getting to the core of the individuals needs and helping the client change those behaviors that are preventing life rewarding achievements. Michael believes that once a person has gained Emotional Wellness, they will be able to move forward and make healthier decisions throughout their lives without hesitation and fully confident.

His success rate with childhood trauma clients stems from his early years as a probation officerworking with people from all walks of life who had turned to addiction in response to that trauma.As a teacher in the juvenile camps,Michael has helped hundreds of youth with drug and alcohol abuse problems linked to criminal behavior find alternative methods for fulfilling their needs.

Michael’s book "When Nobody's Home", winner of the 2016 Eric Hoffer award, is a straight forward, compelling nuts and bolts examination of the behaviors that lead to drug abuse, addictions, violence or emotional distress and his unique technique, that gives the individual an awareness and understanding as to how certain “needs” are being met by the destructive behaviors and how to change those behaviors from life diminishing to life fulfilling.  Mr. Oden is the recipient of the IRWIN Award for Most Innovative Writer for the Needs Based Method® technique he developed.

Michael has presented his successful Needs Based Method® techniqueto numerous organizations, schools and universities including USC, Cal State LA, Cal State Long Beach and Cal State Dominquez Hills, Harvard Faculty Club, Men’s Association for Addition Treatment, Clearview Treatment Program, Bridges to Recovery, New Jersey’s Center for Mental Health, Amtrak, Del Amo Hospital, Haven House and the Department of Juvenile Services to name a few. He has been featured on several radio talk shows and received multiple awards of recognition.

Michael received his M.A. in Counseling in Psychologyfrom the National University, Los Angeles, CA and his B.A. in Sociology from the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA. He served in the US Marine Corp Reserve where he was the Director of Human Relations.Michael splits his time between his private practice and his work as a Deputy Probation Officer in the State of California.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Psychology, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Michael Harrington
Guest Occupation: Health advocate, coach, and motivational writer and speaker.
Guest Biography:

An inspiration and role model to the millions who have heard his story and and seen his videos, Mike Harrington had no idea the impact his health journey would have on the rest of the world when he first set out. As he persisted through his journey and the weight loss was becoming noticeable, people began to tell him that it was motivating them to take charge of their own health. And, after losing over 200 pounds, Mike’s story got the attention of the media.

His story and videos have been featured in numerous web sites and on television shows such as USA Today, MSN Health, Yahoo Fitness Weight Loss Win, Fox 61’s Stan Simpson Show, RVN TV’s Mid Day with Dana, Donovan Green (Dr. Oz' Personal Trainer) Podcast, and Gilad’s Bodies In Motion newsletter. Mike was also a featured presenter at the Toastmasters District 53 Fall 2017 Conference with his “Half the Man, Double the Awesome” presentation.

Mike receives dozens of messages and emails each month from people seeking advice, pouring out their hearts about their health struggles, and how his story has inspired them and given them some hope. Over the past several years Mike has met and spoken to many people, giving tips on lessons learned through his journey, and more importantly, about sustaining health. Mike is a big fan of Lifestyle Medicine, a branch of medicine which promotes curing chronic illness with lifestyle changes over medication or other means.

Mike has a passion for healthy living and helping others who are looking for a symbol of hope. More than mere weight loss, Mike’s story is about his triumph over the adversities in his life. Most weekends you can find Mike hiking in the woods where he hosts his weekly Facebook Live broadcast, “Hike with Mike” on which he talks about a variety of topics related to health, motivation, and dealing with personal struggles.

Mike’s mission is to “Inspire People To Take Charge Of Their Lives And Their Health By Being An Example Of What Is Possible”.

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Variety
Marc Mallat
Guest Occupation: transpersonal psychotherapist
Guest Biography:

Marc Mallat is a transpersonal psychotherapist, corporate trainer, and creator of the groundbreaking therapeutic healing process – the Dimensional Awareness Process. He has over 30 years of experience in personal development training, acquiring “hands-on” knowledge and practical expertise in several different types of psychotherapies, healing and behavioral change methods. He has dedicated himself to intense “inner work” and continuous, never-ending improvement. Mallat is the CEO of Progressions Group—a company specialized in classical corporate trainings, life coaching, personal development, transpersonal psychotherapy, and energetic healing modalities. More information available at: www.progressionsgroup.com

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology, Science, Self Help
Dr  Michael Greger
Guest Occupation: Physician, Best Selling Author, International Speaker
Guest Biography:

A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous “meat defamation” trial. In 2017, Dr. Greger was honored with the ACLM Lifestyle Medicine Trailblazer Award. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. He has videos on more than 2,000 health topics freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day. All proceeds he receives from his books, DVDs, and speaking engagements is all donated to charity. More information is available at: https://drgreger.org/  

Guest Category: Education, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Science, Self Help
Medea Benjamin
Guest Occupation: Co-Founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK, Co-Founder of the human rights group Global Exchange
Guest Biography:

Medea Benjamin is the co-founder of the women-led peace group CODEPINK and the co-founder of the human rights group Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 40 years. Described as "one of America's most committed -- and most effective -- fighters for human rights" by New York Newsday, and "one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement" by the Los Angeles Times, she was one of 1,000 exemplary women from 140 countries nominated to receive the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the millions of women who do the essential work of peace worldwide. She received numerous prizes, including: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Prize from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Peace Prize by the US Peace Memorial, the Gandhi Peace Award, and the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation Award. She is a former economist and nutritionist with the United Nations and World Health Organization.

In 2000, she was a Green Party candidate for the California Senate. During the 1990s, Medea focused her efforts on tackling the problem of unfair trade as promoted by the World Trade Organization. Widely credited as the woman who brought Nike to its knees and helped place the issue of sweatshops on the national agenda, Medea was a key player in the campaign that won a $20 million settlement from 27 US clothing retailers for the use of sweatshop labor in Saipan. She also pushed Starbucks and other companies to start carrying fair trade coffee.

Since the September 11, 2001 tragedy, Medea has been working to promote a U.S. foreign policy that would respect human rights and gain us allies instead of contributing to violence and undermining our international reputation. Medea has also been on the forefront of the anti-drone movement, publishing Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control in 2013. She organized the first-ever International Drone Summit, led delegations to Pakistan and Yemen to meet with drone strike victims, and directly questioned President Obama during his 2013 foreign policy address. The campaign against weaponized drones has helped reduce the number of civilian casualties and force the government to compensate the families of innocent victims. 

Medea’s work for justice in Israel/Palestine includes taking numerous delegations to Gaza, organizing the Gaza Freedom March in 2010, participating in the Freedom Flotillas and opposing the policies of the Israel lobby group AIPAC. In 2011 she was in Tahrir Square during the Egyptian uprising and in 2014 she was detained, beaten and deported by the Egyptian security forces. In 2012 she was part of a human rights delegation to Bahrain in support of democracy activists; she was tear-gassed, arrested and deported by the Bahraini government. In 2015 and 2018 she participated in Women Cross the DMZ, an international delegation of women calling for peace in Korea.

Her groundbreaking work on the negative consequences of the US-Saudi alliance include the 2016 book Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connectionand the 2016 International Summit on Saudi Arabia. Her latest book, Inside Iran: The Real History and Politics of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is part of a campaign to prevent a war with Iran and instead promote normal trade and diplomatic relations. 

Medea is the author of ten books.  Her articles appear regularly in outlets such as The Guardian, The Huffington Post, CommonDreams, Alternet, and The Hill. Medea can be reached at: medea@codepink.org or @medeabenjamin.

If you'd like to book Medea Benjamin for an event, please contact Brienne at brienne@codepink.org.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, History, Kids & Family, Politics & Government, Self Help, Society and Culture, Variety
Greg Justice
Guest Occupation: Best-selling Author, Speaker and Fitness Entrepreneur
Guest Biography:

Greg Justice is a bestselling author, speaker and fitness entrepreneur.  He opened AYC Health & Fitness, Kansas City’s Original Personal Training Center in 1986. Greg is the CEO of Scriptor Publishing Group. He was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame in 2017.

Greg writes feature articles for many industry publications including Club Industry magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal and Personal Fitness Professional magazine. He has authored or co-authored more than 25 books.  Greg holds a master’s degree in HPER (exercise science) from Morehead State University in Morehead, KY. 

Guest Category: Entertainment, Health & Lifestyle, Kids & Family, Self Help, Sports & Recreation, Variety

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