Inaugural Show

October 25, 2018
Hosted by Radhia Gleis and Peter McCarthy

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Episode Description

Welcome to the inaugural show of The Wellness Connection! Your co-hosts Radhia Gleis, certified clinical nutritionist, and Peter McCarthy, certified traditional naturopath, have an exciting and informative show for you to launch this initial season. Our featured guest is Jim LaValle, R. Ph., CCN, a pioneer in the field of functional medicine who will share some of his own experiences with natural health therapies, and valuable information about how YOU can use that same information to improve your own health and that of your loved ones. We’ll also hear attorney Scott Tips, president of the National Health Federation, share some of the ongoing challenges from governments that natural health practitioners face when helping people deal with cancer. Plus, we’ll showcase three additional features every show: the supplement of the week; the Burning Question; and the Drug-induced Nutrient Depletion Update. Join us Thursdays at noon PT, on VoiceAmerica’s Health and Wellness Channel.

The Wellness Connection

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The Wellness Connection provides you with accurate, relevant and compelling information on natural health, green living, and the politics and legislation surrounding those topics. We present interviews with nationally and internationally renowned experts in these fields to discuss the latest innovations and breakthroughs in natural health and green living science, and natural health and green living advocates who devote their lives to health freedom of choice and quality of life for all.

The variety and depth of expertise of our guests offers information and insight that directly and positively impact your own state of health and that of your loved ones and friends. Topics covered on The Wellness Connection include natural hormone balancing, GI health, autoimmune challenges, neuro-immune challenges, natural therapies in addiction recovery, magnesium and health, stress management, health freedom/legislative advocacy, and many more.

Radhia Gleis and Peter McCarthy

Radhia Gleis, PhD, MEd, CCN, a Professional in the field of nutrition for over thirty years, is a resourceful and innovative educator who strives to inspire all people, young and old, to make a long-lasting commitment to a healthy, meaningful life, through diet and lifestyle. Radhia is a Certified Clinical Nutrition, C.C.N. She has a Doctorate of Sacred Philosophy, in Pastoral Wellness, and M.Ed, in nutrition.

Radhia specializes in weight loss/management, detoxification and diet related diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory disease, neurobiology and hormones and obesity. She teaches, lectures and practices the profession of clinical nutrition with great passion.

Radhia is the president of the Texas chapter of the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (I.A.A.C.N), the president of Advanced Health Institute/Natural Health Specialty Inc., president/CVO of AHI Productions and an associate member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association (A.N.M.A.). She is also an Executive Board Member of the Texas Health Freedom Coalition.

Radhia is a former member of the faculty of Le Cordon Bleu College, the Natural Epicurean and Academy of Oriental Medicine Austin, (A.O.M.A.) She teaches and lectures on nutrition and holistic lifestyle in the community and the corporate setting and has up to 50 educational videos on YouTube with over 2.5 million viewers worldwide.

Peter M. McCarthy, CTN, a certified traditional naturopath, is a well-respected and sought-after professional in the field known as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). He is the CEO of AHI Productions, a media company which is the creator of NHN TV, a Web-based TV television network devoted to natural health and green living news, education, and entertainment.

Peter completed the Traditional Naturopathy program from Trinity School of Natural Health in 2003, and was nationally board certified in 2005. He is a past member of the Advisory Committee of the American Naturopathic Certification Board, and founding Chair of the Texas Health Freedom Coalition, the nation's largest state level grass roots natural health advocacy network, with over 50,000 members.

He graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1972 with a BS in Engineering Mechanics and an Air Force commission as a second lieutenant. A 20-year military pilot, staff officer and squadron commander, he earned an MA in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University while on active duty.

He became a Captain and First Officer for Southwest Airlines in mid-1993 and served there until his retirement in mid-2009. It was during this time that his interest in naturopathy developed as he began to see the impact of stressors on the health of those around him, both in his professional and his personal life.

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