Ep.1527: International Adoption and Ep.1528: Weightloss Advice

January 11, 2023
Hosted by Kathryn Zox

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Episode Description

Kathryn interviews Author Julie Gianelloni Connor.Families that have navigated their way through international adoption know that it’s a complex process that takes time and involves multiple agencies — which can make it difficult to explain to children. Award-winning author Julie Connor adopted her son from Colombia when he was 5 months old, and used her own experiences to inform her new children’s book. Using simple language and colorful illustrations by Saman Chinthaka Weerasinghe she explains the process of international adoption in a child-centric but realistic way. Designed to be read by parents to a child adopted from a foreign country, the story traces the separate emotional journeys of the prospective adoptive parents from the United States and the biological mother from another country who makes the difficult decision to give up her baby for adoption. Connor spent 33 years as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, first with the U.S. Information Agency and later with the U.S. Department of State.Kathryn also interviews Dietician and Nutritionist Suzanne Fisher MS, RD, LD/N. A recent research study published by Oxford University Press, finds that when doctors tell patients living with obesity to lose weight the guidance they give is generally vague and commonly not supported by scientific evidence. Obesity is a chronic and relapsing condition, but physicians often lack the proper tools to effectively help their patients lose weight. Giving such vague advice as “just change up your lifestyle a bit” leaves patients with bad experiences and no real results. Studies show that doctors give patients information on how to carry out their advice in only 20% of their consultations. They mostly offer weight loss guidance without any detail about how to follow it. Dietician and Nutritionist Suzanne Fisher sheds light on this topic and other diet-related current events and headlines. She's been featured in Men's Health, Runner's World, USA Today, Prevention, Readers Digest, Glamour, Self and Boca magazine.

The Kathryn Zox Show

Wednesday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Kathryn Zox is your Social Worker with a Microphone™. She’s informative and fun and opens up the mic with conversations that women need to hear. The Kathryn Zox Show is savvy and relationship oriented. Kathryn has counseled hundreds of women and their families who have suffered from eating disorders, addiction problems, marital, family and geriatric issues as well as persons coping with mental and physical disabilities. She combines her feminine perspective, social work skills and acting talents to produce a show that’s smart, upbeat, informative, sometimes irreverent, but never boring! Tune in Wednesdays at 7 AM/PT, 10 AM/ET to The Kathryn Zox Show be a part of Kathryn’s lively interviews on wealth, health, kids, divorce, travel, menopause, recipes, diets, and relationships. Serious and not so serious topics include hair loss, weight gain, face lifts, obsession, and rejection and even male contraception. That’s the Kathryn Zox Show, right here on VoiceAmerica Variety.

Kathryn Zox

Kathryn Zox is your social worker with a microphone™. She has been producing and hosting The Kathryn Zox Show Lunchtime Talk in Albany, NY for over five years and is excited about bringing her show from the capital of NY State to the Nation's Capital. She has also recently been a co-host and featured life expert on Doug Stephan's syndicated Good Day Show. Kathryn's interviewed thousands of guests including lifestyle experts, celebrities, authors, lawyers, psychiatrists, physicians and dieticians. At Albany Medical College she has trained doctors and medical students to communicate effectively with their patients. She's an actor who can be seen on the Sopranos and Law and Order and even admits to modeling for AARP! She has Masters' Degrees in Social Work and Counseling Psychology and is a graduate of the New School of Radio and Television. Much background for her show comes from traveling the world and raising three boys now in their twenties - a rock star, an actor and a film maker. There's also one ex-husband, one boyfriend, two brothers and an aging mom!

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