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RG Best Health Podcast

Best Health is a podcast series that gives you bite-sized tips and tricks on how to optimise your mental and physical performance. Hosted by Carrie Lee Astwood, we connect you with the very best of Bermuda’s health and wellness experts, enthusiasts and influencers


RG Best Health Podcast: The Physical and Mental Impact of Domestic Abuse


In this episode, Laurie Shiell, Executive Director of the Center Against Abuse, and Lauren Trott, explore the profound mental and physical effects of domestic abuse and share valuable insights on supporting survivors and fostering community awareness.

Laurie Shiell is the Executive Director of the Centre Against Abuse (CAA), an agency she has led since 2008. She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Educational Psychology. Along with leading CAA, Laurie is also the key awareness trainer in Bermuda on domestic abuse and sexual assault. CAA is the leading agency in Bermuda for providing services to adult survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, and provides community awareness and training on these topics.

Lauren Trott, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, CFT, MCMI

Lauren Trott has a Master’s in Social Work, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counsellor, Certified Family Therapist, and has completed Bermuda Government’s Leadership by Design Programme and attained an Executive Diploma in Strategic Management with an MCMI designation. She began her clinical career approximately 25 years ago as a student intern at Addiction Services in Bermuda. She has studied extensively in Bermuda, the United States and Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lauren has extensive experience in individual therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, drug and alcohol therapy and treatment of adolescents. She has a keen interest in writing clinical assessments, trauma treatment and developing leadership skills.

Sponsor – Somers Isles Shipping Line Service
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RG Best Health Podcast: Optimal Pelvic Floor Health: A Conversation with Michelle Monk


Learn more about pelvic floor health with Michelle Monk, physiotherapist specializing in women’s wellness. Gain insights into optimal well-being, addressing concerns like incontinence, pain, and pregnancy-related issues from an industry expert!

Michelle Monk, a seasoned physiotherapist with 15 years of experience, is dedicated to guiding patients to optimal wellness. Specializing in pelvic floor health, she offers comprehensive care, including incontinence and pelvic pain treatment.

Michelle’s approach emphasizes education, advocacy, and unwavering support, complemented by expertise in manual therapy, electroacupuncture, and K-Taping. With an MSc in Physiotherapy from McMaster University and a BA in Kinesiology and Health from York University, she exemplifies dedication to excellence. Michelle’s compassionate care and commitment to patients’ well-being make her a respected figure in the field of physiotherapy at Optimum Wellness.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Understanding Autism: A Deep Dive with Dr. Jahnae Harvey in light of Autism Awareness Month


Delve into autism awareness with Dr. Jahnae Harvey of Tomorrow’s Voices, uncovering valuable insights, practical approaches, and the latest research to support individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Jahnae Harvey is the Senior Verbal Behavior Therapist at Tomorrow’s Voices, specializing in working with individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities in a clinical setting. A passionate advocate for ongoing education, Dr. Harvey obtained a dual bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology; Audiology and Psychology, with a minor in Disability Studies, in 2014. She then earned her Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from West Virginia University in 2016.In 2018, Dr. Harvey presented research involving Bermudian participants in San Diego, showcasing her commitment to advancing the field. Continuing her academic pursuits, she obtained her Master of Philosophy (MPhil) followed by her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Developmental Psychology from Walden University in 2022. Dr. Harvey remains dedicated to staying current with research and best practices in her field. In May2024, she is excited to present her latest research in Philadelphia, furthering the understanding of developmental psychology and its applications.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: The Physiology of Rest: Exploring Sleep’s Role in Physical and Mental Wellness


Join Dorothy of 41st Wink as we unravel the science of sleep, delve into the consequences of sleep deprivation, and the impact quality sleep has on your overall health and well-being in honor of World Sleep Day.

Dorothy Bradshaw has a background in public health, is acertified sleep specialist and the founder of The 41stWink, a platform dedicated to improving sleep health forindividuals and families. With expertise in addressing thesleep needs of both adults and children, Dorothy stays atthe forefront of the latest sleep science and industry bestpractices. Collaborating with a team of health andwellness professionals, she provides personalized sleepsupport, corporate wellness initiatives, workshops, andmore. Having experienced firsthand the challenges ofbalancing parenthood and sleep deprivation, Dorothy ispassionate about empowering individuals andorganizations to prioritize and achieve restorative sleep.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: The Hypnobirthing Experience: A Conversation with Doula Feven


Feven Binega-Northcott, a seasoned Doula and Certified Hypnobirthing Teacher, explores the transformative power of hypnobirthing and the invaluable role Doulas play in childbirth. Uncover the principles, benefits, and real-world application of hypnobirthing.

Feven a birth, postpartum educator in Bermuda. As a former Early Childhood Educator, she is passionate about working with families from pregnancy through age 6. She has over 17 years of experience as a Montessori Early Years educator, and has been working as a doula since 2009. Feven left the classroom in 2021 to practice as a birth and lactation educator. In 2020, during the height of the pandemic, Feven co-found the Doula Difference with two other passionate professionals, as well as the grassroots Bermuda Association for Allied Birth Professionals. Feven is also a Certified Hypnobirthing Teacher, and is a trainer of childbirth professionals through Childbirth International.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Grounding: A Path to Inner Peace and Physical Health


Explore the art of grounding with holistic expert Kevina Lorae Santucci. Uncover its profound impact on well-being, from physical health to emotional healing, and learn practical ways to integrate this practice into your daily life.

Kevina Lorae Santucci is a dynamic professional, blending her expertise as a holistic sex educator, certified life coach, and Reiki practitioner to promote well-being and personal growth. Her mission centers on empowering individuals and couples to achieve their fullest potential, providing essential knowledge and tools for enhancing inner comfort and relationship connectivity. Kevina’s unique approach intertwines spiritual health with sexual wellness, advocating for their integral role in a balanced lifestyle.

Beyond personal wellness, she’s a successful entrepreneur in digital marketing, using herstrategies to aid other business owners. This venture, born from a desire to help friends, hasflourished into a thriving business, furthering her commitment to support others.

As a neurodivergent individual, Kevina’s personal experiences profoundly shape hermethods. The strategies she imparts are not only professional tools but also key to her ownfunctioning and well-being. This deep personal connection to her work fuels her dedicationto guiding others towards finding balance, harmony, and success in their lives.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Current Health Trends, Helpful or Harmful?


We are unpacking the latest health trends with Dr. Joseph Yammine. Are they worth the hype? Discover what may be helpful, or potentially harmful as you gear up for the new year!

Dr. Joseph Yammine is a Consultant Cardiologist at the Bermuda Hospitals Board. He is also the director of the Outpatient Multi-specialty Clinics and director of the Cardiac Computed Tomography [CT] program. He received his post graduate training at the Brigham and Women’s hospital, Brown University and the State University of New York. Before joining BHB, Dr. Yammine was in academic clinical practice, as a full time faculty, for eight years, at Brown University . He holds five active American board certifications. During his career in the US, he was awarded multiple teaching and patients’ care recognition awards.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: The Pro’s & Con’s of Social Media and it’s Impact on Mental Health


Explore the complex relationship between social media and mental health in this eye-opening episode with Chardonae Rawlins of Simply Bloom. Uncover valuable insights and strategies for a healthier online experience.

Chardonae Rawlins is the driving force behind Simply Bloom, which is a Bermuda basedmental health consultancy organisation.

Chardonae brings a wealth of knowledge and dedication to the world of mental health. Witha Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from Kingston University, and a Masters ofScience in Child and Adolescent Mental Health from University College London, Chardonae isa certified expert in her field. Her mission with Simply Bloom is to combat mental healthstigma through community wellness initiatives, psychoeducation, workshops, parentingguidance, speaking engagements, podcasts, counseling, and advocacy. Her specialization inchild and adolescent mental health, along with expertise in areas like bullying, anxiety, socialmedia, depression, and self-harming behaviors, underscores her commitment to fosteringemotional well-being in young minds.

Chardonae’s unwavering dedication to empowering individuals and ensuring their needs aremet shines through her work, making her a driving force for positive change.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Real talk on Men’s Mental Health Wellness with MASC BDA

In honor of Men’s Health Month, we chat with Mr. FitzgeraldWilliams and Dr. Ernest Peets Jr. of MASC BDA about men’s mental health. Join us for insights, strategies, and breaking the stigma.

Mr. Fitzgerald Williams, Founder/Therapist of MASC BDA
Meet Mr. Fitzgerald Williams, a man who, just like anyone else (even those who might not readily admit it), has faced life’s unexpected challenges. There have been times when he sought counseling, especially during the toughest moments, like coping with the loss of his best friend. His journey is a testament to the effectiveness of counseling for men when done right.
Mr. Williams is no stranger to the intricacies of male-oriented psychotherapy. He understands that without the right approach, counseling for men can feel uncomfortable, frustrating, and ultimately ineffective. That’s why he’s dedicated to providing a non-traditional perspective on psychotherapy, fostering a trusting, non-threatening environment that places men’s unique needs at the forefront.
His academic pursuits have equipped him with valuable insights. Mr. Williams earned his Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He’s also certified in Rational-Emotive Behavioral Therapy from The Albert Ellis Institute. With nearly 15 years of exclusive experience in counseling men, he employs a “person-centered” approach that emphasizes thought processes and enhances awareness of thinking patterns to foster better behavioral outcomes.

Dr. Ernest Peets Jr., Founder/Therapist of MASC BDA
Dr. Ernest Peets Jr. brings a wealth of expertise to the table as a Certified Family Therapist and International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor. He’s also a founding member of MASC Ltd. Dr. Peets Jr. has held pivotal roles, including Clinical Manager at Turning Point, Family Therapist at Child & Adolescent Services, and Drug Treatment Coordinator for Bermuda Drug Treatment Court.
A proud Bermudian, Dr. Peets Jr. embarked on his academic journey at Howard University in Washington D.C., earning a B.A. in Business in 1993. His pursuit of knowledge continued with a Master’s in Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in 1999. In May 2008, he achieved a significant milestone by completing his doctorate in Marriage & Family Therapy from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Beyond his impressive academic achievements, Dr. Peets Jr. wears another hat as the Pastor of New Life Church of the Nazarene, a role he’s embraced since 1999. His extensive counseling experience spans working with adolescents, conducting individual and group counseling, specializing in couples therapy, and providing support to individuals on the path to recovery from addiction.

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: The Improved Pathways for Breast Cancer Care in Bermuda

Exploring Bermuda’s improved pathway for breast cancer care with Dr.Chris Fosker, Medical Director at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, shedding light on innovations and patient-centered approaches.

Dr Fosker is the Medical Director at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre, where he oversees the medical care provided to patients across the Centre. He ensures that the centre provides high-quality, evidence-based care to its patients. In addition to his administrative role, Dr Fosker is a practising clinical oncologist who meets with patients and works closely with other healthcare professionals to develop treatment plans, coordinate care, and monitor patient outcomes.

Dr Fosker is highly qualified to treat cancer patients with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, molecular therapy, and immunotherapy. Before moving to Bermuda, he worked as a specialist at St James Institute of Oncology in Leeds, which is Europe’s largest purpose-built cancer centre. He has completed a Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto and has published research in a number of clinical areas, as well as in medical education, service development, and health economics. Dr Fosker is also an experienced policy advisor, having worked for the Macmillan Cancer Charity and NHS England as a clinical advisor. He is the recipient of several awards, including the ‘RS Bush Award’ for academic excellence fromPrincess Margaret Hospital and the University of Toronto. Dr Fosker received a Bachelor ofScience in Genetics from the University of Leeds.
As a member of the senior management team, Dr Fosker provides strategic clinical directionfor the Centre. His extensive experience and expertise in oncology make him an invaluableasset to the team and to the patients who receive care at Bermuda Cancer and HealthCentre.

Sponsor – Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre
Web: https://www.cancer.bm/


RG Best Health Podcast: Brain Matters: Understanding ADHD from the Inside Out

Joining us in this episode is Bermuda’s own Dr. Adriene Berkeley, a Chartered Psychologist and Neuroscientist with a keen interest in how the mind and brain influence behavior. Dr. Berkeley is the driving force behind PsyNeu, a premier mental health practice that delves deep into psychology, neuroscience, and neuropsychiatry.

Passionate about nurturing growth and resilience across all age brackets, she believes in the transformative power of genuine, evidence-based therapeutic relationships. Dr. Berkeley’s impressive career spans from the esteemed National Hospital of Neurology & Neurosurgery in the U.K. to various roles in Bermuda, covering areas like neurorehabilitation, forensic services, and private practice. With her vast expertise, Dr. Berkeley is a beacon of knowledge and insight in the realm of mental well-being.

Tune in for some enlightening insights!

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Fitness Myths Part II

In this episode of Best Health, we revisit the commonly misunderstood facts and myths surrounding fitness and nutrition in a Part II episode of Fitness Myths.

Does sugar cause fat gain? Is intermittent fasting a magic weight loss solution?

Carrie Lee Astwood, one of Bermuda’s favourite Personal Trainer’s and myth debunking queen is here to differentiate between fact and fiction, taking the guesswork out of your workout.

Carrie is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, health mindset coach, and CEO of Carrie Lee Fitness coaching.

Carrie pulls back the curtain yet again on fitness industry gimmicks, myths, and misconceptions and provides her clients with realistic, practical tools and knowledge to help them thrive without giving up the foods they love. Carrie brings along with her decades of experience having spent over 20 years yo-yo dieting, trying every weight-loss solution money can buy, and ultimately undergoing her own personal transformation losing and maintaining a 75lb weight loss through healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes.

For more information or PT sessions, you can contact Carrie Lee Astwood directly:
W: http://www.carrieleefitness.com
IG: @carieleefitness

Enjoy this episode? Check out Fitness Myths Part 1 here on the Sound Lounge.
Or catch up on other episodes of Best Health and catch a new episode out on the last Friday of each month.

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This episode of Best Health has been sponsored by Lindos. Why go anyplace else?
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Nutrition Gets Functional

Using food and nutrition to support human health is not new. Research suggests, however, that a food-first approach could be an important factor in healthcare of the future.

Functional nutrition is a subset of functional medicine. Functional medicine views the body as a whole, not taking issues that arise in isolation. Food has the power to heal or harm and the practice of functional nutrition centres around the individual.

In this episode of Best Health we will hear from Functional Nutritional Counselor, Christine Foster, of BEAMS Wholistic Wellness Centre, about the specialised integrative approach to nutrition and wholeness.

Christine Foster holds a Health Coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and also a Hormone Health Coach Certification. She also received a certification in Functional Nutritional Counselling from the Functional Nutrition Alliance.

At BEAMS Wholistic Wellness Centre, Christine works in therapeutic partnership with patients to uncover and address the root causes of their issues using proven systems and tools that embrace lifestyle and diet modifications as the core modalities of their everyday self-care.

Her role is dual in that she supports and educates patients about what is going on in their bodies and how a uniquely targeted set of modifications will help them reach their health goals.

Wholistic Wellness at the BEAMS Clinic
https://wholisticwllness.bm
+1 441 601 8008
receptionist@wholisticwellness.bm
@wholisticwellnessbda (Instagram)

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Fascial Stretch and its benefits

Fascia covers us everywhere from head to toe, skin to bone. Fascia penetrates through all our cells and tissues.

If fascia is the word for our connective tissue system, what are the benefits of having fascial stretch? In this episode of Best Health we speak to Fascial Stretch Therapist, M’Lynn Ganey of the Centre for Orthopaedic Medicine, about the specialised therapeutic technique and its profound impact for flexibility and mobility .

M’Lynn Ganey is the only level 3 Fascial Stretch Therapist in Bermuda. Fascial stretch is assisted stretch performed by a professional trained in fascial stretch therapy ®.

As a Fascial Stretch Therapist, M’Lynn applies different techniques from the joint capsules in waves of movements to target multiple angles. These techniques release, relax, and stretch tissues and fibres.

M’Lynn was led to explore the transformative powers fascial stretch following encounters with her own personal injuries. M’Lynn is also certified to teach Pilates. Her other educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a specialisation in Fitness Studies.

M’Lynn’s professional background has led to her having a diverse client base. She provides Fascial Stretch Therapy and Pilates instruction to professional athletes and office-based professionals. She also treats those managing conditions such as multiple sclerosis , fibromyalgia, scoliosis, and chronic pain.

The Centre for Sport and Orthopaedic Medicine
https://csombermuda.com
+1 441 2926901
info@csom.bm

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Let’s talk feet!

FEET. Highly specialised structures. The foundation of much of our movement. Our connection to the earth. But, what about when feet develop a problem in their intricate network of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, blood vessels, and nerves? In this episode of Best Health we speak to podiatrist, Natalie Bennett of Arches Podiatry, about the specialised care and therapy for your feet and all that is connected to them.

Natalie Bennett has been a podiatrist for nearly 30 years. She graduated in 1994 with a podiatry degree following a residency at Gosford Hospital in Sydney, Australia. In the early 2000s, Natalie completed a Master’s Degree in Health Management and Health Policy. During this time, she was also Area Director of Podiatry services for the Central and South Western Sydney regions, including nine hospitals and health centres.

In 2010, Natalie was invited to work in Bermuda. At this practice, she developed a strong reputation as a dedicated podiatrist providing foot care services, especially the long-term care of individuals with diabetic foot conditions. Natalie has been an active board member for both the Bermuda Diabetes Association Board and the Bermuda Podiatry Board.

Natalie is owner of Arches Podiatry and also co-owner of Island Sole shoe retailer.

https://www.archespodiatry.com
+1 441 232 2724
reception@archespodiatry.com

Sponsor – Lindo’s Group of Companies
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Pathways against pain

In This Episode of Best Health, we speak with Dr. Charles Swart to learn not only about the types of pain that can cause suffering to many. We also learn about the professional methods Dr. Swart engages with in order to intervene in a person’s experience with pain to assist them to live a better and more fulfilling life.

Dr. Charles Swart is an Oxford-trained anaesthetist and pain management specialist. He has been practicing anaesthesia and pain management for more than twenty years. Dr. Swart introduced the treatment modality of radiofrequency therapy to Bermuda in 2009, the first of its kind.

He is a full-time consultant anaesthetist and pain specialist, both in private practice and also the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. He has a ‘super specialty’ in interventional pain medicine.

Sponsor – Bermuda Pain Clinic
Bermuda Pain Clinic specializes in, Treatment of Acute & Chronic & Cancer Pain, Specialist radio frequency service, including pulsed dose radio frequency and denervations. They also provide Comprehensive image-guided interventional pain services and diagnose & Treat complex pain syndromes


RG Best Health Podcast: Mindful Physiotherapy

In This Episode of Best Health…. We speak with Maureen Ryan about how her meditation practice of twenty-five years influences her offerings as a physiotherapist and thus client healing processes.

Maureen Ryan is a registered physiotherapist in Bermuda. She is also a provider of services in the techniques of myofascial release, acupuncture and craniosacral therapy through her private practice, Myotherapy Centre.

Maureen has previously been the team physiotherapist for the Bermuda national football team the Bermuda National rugby team, and of the Bermuda national cricket team. Maureen travelled to the World Cup qualifiers spanning the years 1996 through 2009. As Team Physio, Maureen has travelled to the Olympics, two Commonwealth Games, and two Pan American Games.

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: The Doula Difference

In This Episode of Best Health, we speak with Feven Binega-Northcott on the positive impact a birth doula provides parents for their pregnancy and birthing experience.

Feven Binega-Northcott is a birth and postpartum doula and childbirth educator in Bermuda. She has been doing this work for fourteen years. In recent years, Feven transitioned to doing this work full-time following a career as a Montessori Early Childhood educator.

Feven is also certified in hypnobirthing education, lactation training and is a trainer of childbirth professionals.

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Workout Fuelling

In this episode of Best Health, we’re getting expert fitness advice from two people who have done the hard yards – literally.

Retired track and field athletes turned personal trainers, Dre and Jermain help us navigate through the fitness noise and provide realistic, sustainable health guidance to get us ready for 2023.

For more information and training support, you can contact Hindssight Fitness:
PHONE: (441) 543-0248
WHATSAPP: (441) 599-0412
INSTA: @ABSBYDRE / @HINDSSIGHTFW
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/absbydre
EMAIL: INHINDSSIGHT / ABSBYDRE@GMAIL.COM

This episode of Best Health has been sponsored by Lindos. Why go anyplace else?

Enjoy this episode? Check out our other episodes of Best Health and catch a new episode out on the last Friday of each month.

Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:
@RGMags
@TheRoyalGazette
#RGBestHealth

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Fitness Myths

In this episode of Best Health, we’re covering the commonly misunderstood facts and myths surrounding fitness and nutrition.

Will I get bulky if I lift weights? Can I lose fat on targeted areas of my body?

Carrie Lee, one of Bermuda’s favourite Personal Trainer’s and myth debunking queen is here to differentiate between fact and fiction, taking the guesswork out of your workout.

Carrie is a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, health mindset coach, and CEO of Carrie Lee Fitness coaching.

Carrie pulls back the curtain on fitness industry gimmicks, myths, and misconceptions and provides her clients with realistic, practical tools and knowledge to help them thrive without giving up the foods they love. Carrie brings along with her decades of experience having spent over 20 years yo-yo dieting, trying every weight-loss solution money can buy, and ultimately undergoing her own personal transformation losing and maintaining a 75lb weight loss through healthy, sustainable lifestyle changes.

For more information or PT sessions, you can contact Carrie Lee directly:
W: http://www.carrieleefitness.com
IG: @carieleefitness

Enjoy this episode? Check out our other episodes of Best Health and catch a new episode out on the last Friday of each month.

Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:
@RGMags
@TheRoyalGazette
#RGBestHealth

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: The Realities of Postpartums

In this episode of Best Health, we’re talking all things postpartum.

What exactly are baby blues? How do I know if it’s more than that?

Angela Hovi, one of Bermuda’s biggest supporters of women through the postpartum period is here to guide us through the physical and mental realities new parents face.

Angela is both a personal trainer with a focus on pregnancy and postpartum fitness, as well as the founder of Beyond Blue – a support group for mums with baby blues, depression, anxiety and stress.

During her own pregnancies and postpartum periods, Angela found it difficult to find reliable, evidence-based information on how to continue and return to exercise, and so 10 years ago, retrained as a PT – now passing on her research on postpartum fitness and recovery to private clients and group classes.

During her two pregnancies, Angela also suffered with postpartum depression and anxiety. Not wanting other women to feel alone as new mothers, Angela teamed up with MAMA Bermuda to start Beyond Blue in 2015 – offering support to those suffering with PPD.

For more information or support, you can contact Angela directly:
Instagram: @anghoviwellness
anghoviwellness@gmail.com

If you’re looking for further support, please also contact Beyond Blue: beyondblue@mama.bm

This episode of Best Health has been sponsored by Lindos. Why go anyplace else?

Enjoy this episode? Check out our other episodes of Best Health and catch a new episode out on the last Friday of each month.

Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:
@RGMags
@TheRoyalGazette
#RGBestHealth

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Mind Squats

In this episode of Best Health, we’re chatting through the basic principles of yoga and Pilates, and counting through their seemingly endless benefits.

But can yoga really benefit anyone? Do you have to be strong already to start Pilates?

Akilah Beckles, one of Bermuda’s leading yoga and Pilates instructors is in the studio to answer these questions and more, as she guides us through the basics of each practice, and how they can benefit all of us – whether we’re looking to boost our physical or mental health.

For more information, or to book a class, you can contact Akilah on her website here: https://www.akilahbeckles.com/contact

This episode of Best Health has been sponsored by Lindos. Why go anyplace else?

Enjoy this episode? Check out our other episodes of Best Health and catch a new episode out on the last Friday of each month.

Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:
@RGMags
@TheRoyalGazette
#RGBestHealth

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Gut Health

In this episode of Best Health, we discuss all things gut health.

What does a healthy gut do for us? And do prebiotics, or probiotics really help?

Dr Suraia Barclay, Bermuda’s leading gastroenterologist is in the studio to put the record straight when it comes to separating gut fact from fiction, and why it is so important to check your sources when it comes to medical advice.

For further information, you can contact Dr. Barclay at:
Office Suite 310, The International Center, Par-La-Ville Rd or by calling (441) 295-6994.

This episode of Best Health has been sponsored by Lindos. Why go anyplace else?

Enjoy this episode? Check out our other episodes of Best Health and catch a new episode out on the last Friday of each month.

Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter:
@RGMags
@TheRoyalGazette
#RGBestHealth

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Sleep Matters

In this episode of Best Health, we discuss all things sleep related.

What does good sleep really look like? How can less than optimal sleep impact our mental and physical health?

Dorothy Bradshaw, sleep expert and founder of The 41st Wink is in the studio to help us understand why good sleep is the foundation of our overall health and gives us some tips to try at home.

For further information on her services, you can contact you can contact The 41st Wink, Bermuda:
website: the41stwink.com
Email: the41stwink@gmail.com
Phone: 441-331-2906

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Eating Orderly

In This Episode of Best Health, we welcome Bermudian psychologist Dr Shawnee Basden into the studio to learn about the most common types of eating disorders, and the warning signs to look out for in our children and loved ones.

Did you know that eating disorders among adolescents have doubled since the beginning of the pandemic?

Dr Shawnee Basden is on hand to explain why Covid-19 created the perfect storm for those affected by eating disorders, and what we can all do to raise awareness and provide support.
She is a Bermudian psychologist who, after considerable study overseas, has been practising back on the island since 2011.
Her education accomplishments are extensive, completing her PhD at Boston University in the US (where she was awarded the Martin Luther King Research Fellowship), followed by a pre-doctoral internship at Brown University Medical School. She then went on to complete a post-doctoral internship at Oxford University in the UK, working primarily with individuals with eating disorders.
On top of her academic achievements, Dr Basden also has a number of publications to her name, teaches classes, hosts presentations on the latest research, and supervises other clinicians in the field.

For further information on her services, you can contact Dr Sam at:
website: www.chrysalisbermuda.com
Email: drbasden@chrysalisbermuda.com

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Super Brain

In This Episode of Best Health, we welcome Bermuda’s first Neuropsychologist, Dr. Samantha O’Bannon into the studio to learn how we, and our children, can benefit from this specialist skill coming onto the island.

Dr Sam has studied at some of the top hospitals on the West Coast USA, including UCLA and the LA Children’s hospital.
In pursuit of her doctorate, she helped to open and establish the Sports Concussion Institute in Atlanta, where she was responsible for conducting baseline assessments for student and professional athletes, as well as contributing to the research used to form the Return to Play protocols for the NFL.
She later attended Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Georgia, before receiving both her Masters and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California where she specialized in Neuropsychology.

For further information on her services, you can contact Dr Sam at:
website: www.doctorsamiam.com
Email: info@doctorsamiam.com

Sponsor – Lindos
SM: @LindosBermuda
Web: https://lindos.bm


RG Best Health Podcast: Mental Strength

In This Episode of Best Health, we sit down with Betty Doyling, fitness trainer, figure competitor, and brain tumour survivor who talks to us about the importance of mental strength, both in and out of the fitness arena. We talk about where mental strength comes from, how to harness it, and the role is plays in our everyday successes.

Betty Doyling is an AAFA certified fitness trainer and figure competitor, competing from 2008-2010, where she placed as the overall winner in 2010. After achieving her personal goal in figure competing, Betty had a new goal – to help others find, enjoy and manage a healthier lifestyle. Betty now works with individuals, and coaches group classes, to help each of her clients achieve their maximum potential. With over a decade’s experience in the fitness arena, Betty’s coaching aims to keep her clients’ body guessing and mind focused, with up to date training and guidance on implementing healthy lifestyle choices.

If you would like help or advice on getting achieving your health goals, please contact Betty Doyling:
Facebook: @B.ActiveForLife
instagram: @bactiveforlife
Email: bactivept@gmail.com


RG Best Health Podcast: Mindful Drinking

In this episode of Best Health, we understand what it means to ‘drink mindfully’; just in time for April’s Alcohol Awareness Month.
Join us, and Anthony Santucci from CADA, as we learn the negative impact excessive alcohol consumption has on us as individuals, as well as on the community as a whole – and the changes Bermuda has experienced post pandemic.

If you need help with responsible drinking, or are concerned for a loved one, please contact CADA:
Website: www.cada.bm
Email: www.facebook.com/CADABermuda/


RG Best Health Podcast: Owning Anxiety

In this episode of Best Health, we tackle the timely subject of anxiety. With 1 in 5 people in the US suffering from anxiety, what does that mean for our community?
Presented by:

Dr Darrien Ray is on hand to answer all of our anxiety-related questions and give us strategies to not just cope with anxiety, but to own it.

For further support, you can contact Dr Ray at:
Website: www.reachyourmilestones.com
Email: drdarrienray@gmail.com


RG Best Health Podcast: Healthy Hacks

In this episode of Best Health, we get some tips on how to maintain a healthier lifestyle. There’s no need to overhaul your entire life, listen in for some small changes that add up to big results.
Presented by:

Agathe Holowatinc is a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Co-Founder and Director at FUELLED Bermuda Ltd., author, healthy food private chef and teacher, and health industry entrepreneur. She is a passionate advocate of real food, holistic (“Whole Life”) approaches to health and communicating big ideas in a simple way. Agathe truly believes that vibrant health is our birthright and that achieving optimal health is the best springboard for achieving all of our biggest dreams. She also takes a “Food-As-Medicine” approach and believes that optimal nutrition is key to preventative health and reducing the likelihood of both minor health issues and chronic diseases.

For personalized nutritional support, contact Agathe Holowatinc.
Website: www.fuelledlife.com
Facebook: @fuelledbermuda
Instagram: @fuelledbermuda
LinkedIn: Fuelled Bermuda Limited


RG Best Health Podcast: Everything You Want to Know About CBDs

In This Episode of Best Health: A few of the pharmacist experts at The Phoenix Stores answer all the questions you might have about cannabidiols.
Presented by:

Sian Bowen is the Chief Pharmacist and has worked for the Phoenix stores for the past 23 years. She has practiced pharmacy in the UK and Australia, and is passionate about the practice of Community Pharmacy and patient centered care. Sian is a board member of the Bermuda Pharmacy Council and member of the Bermuda Pharmaceutical Association.

Jessica Overmars is a community pharmacist at Collector’s Hill Apothecary. Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada and a graduate of Dalhousie University in 2017, she is passionate about evidence-based medicine and enjoys collaborating with other health care professionals.

Chris Cairns is proud to serve as Manager of Warwick Pharmacy, where his practice is patient-focused & community-driven.


RG Best Health Podcast: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and Prevention of Diabetes

In This Episode of Best Health: We are talking about Diabetes – one of the most common chronic diseases we face in Bermuda.
Presented by:

Sara Bosch de Noya is the Bermuda Diabetes Associations very own clinical dietician and diabetes educator, with a wealth of knowledge and a passion on getting Bermudians educated about diabetes. Doreen Williams-James is the owner/operator of Wild Herbs and Plants of Bermuda. A funeral director and embalmer by profession, it is her hope to share the importance of a better quality of life and to enhance people’s health through herbs and plants.


RG Best Health Podcast: Men’s Health Awareness

In This Episode of Best Health: We are raising awareness (and funds) for men’s health in Bermuda. The Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre promotes Movember –
an event which assists men with healthcare services and treatment.

Presented by:

Azuree Williams of the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre and Olatunji S. Tucker from the BGA (Gillette) who is the sponsor for the Movemeber event.


RG Best Health Podcast: Toxic Thoughts (Detoxifying the Mind)

In This Episode of Best Health: We summarizes how to rid yourself of the toxic thoughts that are holding you back.
Presented by:

Dr Stanley James, a physician with degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Religion, and Medicine with a specialty training in Internal Medicine. He owns The Premier Health and Wellness Center where “Nature Embraces Science” using the best evidence-based health principles of Western science for enhanced biology, correct behaviours, and inspired belief to treat the “whole person”.


RG Best Health Podcast: Expanding Your Options with Naturopathic Medicine in the 21st Century

In This Episode of Best Health: We talk about the six principles of Naturopathic Medicine and how they can help you.
Presented by:

Dr Rick Olazabal is a Canadian Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine with a therapeutic focus on intravenous infusion therapy and acupuncture. As a graduate of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), Canada’s only accredited naturopathic medical school, and registered healthcare provider in Ontario, Dr. Olazabal is committed to providing safe, ethical, competent, and judgment-free care within the scope of naturopathic medicine. He supports and empowers patents on their journey toward better health.


RG Best Health Podcast: Deadly Addictions! Slay the Dragon (Detoxifying the Body) Part 2

In This Episode of Best Health: We start to learn how to address our personal “dragons” and deal with deadly addictions of all kinds.
Presented by:

Dr Stanley James, a physician with degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Religion, and Medicine with a specialty training in Internal Medicine. He owns The Premier Health and Wellness Center where “Nature Embraces Science” using the best evidence-based health principles of Western science for enhanced biology, correct behaviours, and inspired belief to treat the “whole person”.


RG Best Health Podcast: Deadly Addictions! Slay the Dragon (Detoxifying the Body) Part 1

In This Episode of Best Health: We start to learn how to address our personal “dragons” and deal with deadly addictions of all kinds.
Presented by:

Dr Stanley James, a physician with degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Religion, and Medicine with a specialty training in Internal Medicine. He owns The Premier Health and Wellness Center where “Nature Embraces Science” using the best evidence-based health principles of Western science for enhanced biology, correct behaviours, and inspired belief to treat the “whole person”.


RG Best Health Podcast: Health Care and Health Insurance – What You Should Know

In This Episode of Best Health: We get insight into the world of healthcare, health insurance, and how Bermuda is managing during these challenging times. We ask some pertinent questions of some of the experts at The Argus Group.
Presented by:

Shakira Warner joined The Argus Group in 2016 to manage its Population Health & Wellness programme, Thrive. As Vice President of Population Health Management, she provides leadership in health and wellness promotion, complex case management and provider relationship management.

Christopher Mundy has over 25 years of insurance and financial services experience. He joined The Argus Group in 2014 and is the Vice President of Client Management. His extensive background includes group employee benefits and pensions solutions for institutional clients.


RG Best Health Podcast: Referrals: What you should know

In This Episode of Best Health: We learn how the referral process may seem complicated, but it can be navigated! The Bermuda Health Council explains what referrals are, how they play into insurance coverage, and what your rights are.
Presented by:

Mr. David Rogers has worked with a wide array of health-related agencies across Bermuda, the United States, and Europe, possessing a BS in Medical Laboratory Science from Andrews University and an MBA in Finance and Investments from the University of Stuttgart. He is currently the Policy Analyst with the Bermuda Health Council.
Ms. Tiara Carlington’s background includes health insurance claims adjudication and clinical integration. She joined the BHC as a Project Officer, and expanded to Policy Analyst, Data & Research. Ms. Carlington holds a MS in Immunology (Allergy) and a BS in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Southampton (UK).


RG Best Health Podcast: More than Skin Deep: Sun Protection & Skin Cancer!

In This Episode of Best Health: We learn how Healthy skin is in! There are both practical and fashionable methods of keeping our skin safe! Listen to discover the treatment options for sunburn and skin cancer.
Presented by:

Dr. Curkova is a European board certified dermato-venerologist and member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology. An active researcher and lecturer, she has published several papers in reputed journals and won multiple awards. She practices at Skin Care Physicians Clinic in Paget.
Azuree Williams is the Event and Programme Manager at Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre. Since 2014, she has played an integral role in advocacy and community outreach in the prevention, awareness and education of cancer.
Michelle Viera is the co-owner of Soltrino, an online retailer specialising in sun protection swimwear, clothing, accessories, and beach gear since 2016.


RG Best Health Podcast: Lets Just Kiss and Say Goodbye – The First Step Towards Your Best Health… Detox!

In This Episode of Best Health: We learn how you can improve your fight against COVID-19 infection by reducing inflammation and improving immunity through lifestyle changes.
Presented by:

Dr Stanley James is a physician with degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Religion, and Medicine with a specialty training in Internal Medicine. He owns The Premier Health and Wellness Center where “Nature Embraces Science” using the best evidence-based health principles of Western science for enhanced biology, correct behaviours, and inspired belief to treat the “whole person”.
Gustavo Ferrer, MD, FCCP, is an experienced pulmonologist trained both in Cuba and the US, founder of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Cough Clinic, Interstitial Lung Disease and president of Intensive Care Experts / Aventura Pulmonary Institute.
Sinead Salandy is a registered dietitian and wellness coach for the Premier Health & Wellness Center, Bermuda. Along with her current roles she has a wealth of knowledge in women, maternal and paediatric nutrition as a breastfeeding counsellor and a trained doula.
Cynthia Mkandawire is a UK-based healthcare commissioner, with a role in strategic and operational planning and management of primary care services for the purpose of improving population health outcomes.


RG Best Health Podcast: Focus on Pain Relief

In This Episode of Best Health: We Learn about a multidisciplinary approach for patients living with acute and/or chronic pain
Presented by:

Dr Annie Pinto, Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Specialist, alongside Shara Crunden, Physiotherapist, and Jeneba O’Connor, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, combine their areas of expertise to help us learn how to address and manage pain. The medical professionals at the Bermuda Pain Relief Centre are ready to serve you!


RG Best Health Podcast: Lets Just Kiss and Say Goodbye

In This Episode of Best Health: We are going on a Wholeperson Detox: “Lets Just Kiss and Say Goodbye”
Presented by:

Dr. Stanley James is hosting this series, with degrees in Biomedical Sciences, Religion, and Medicine with a specialty training in Internal Medicine. He owns The Premier Health and Wellness Center where “Nature Embraces Science” using the best evidence-based health principles of Western science for enhanced biology, correct behaviours, and inspired belief to treat the “whole person”. He is joined by Brian Clement, Ph.D.,L.N. and Anna Maria Clement Ph.D.,L.N. of the Hippocrates Health Institute.


RG Best Health Podcast: What is Health?

In This Episode of Best Health: What is Health?
Presented by:

Dr Simons possesses a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology along with an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Child and Family Relations, with specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat children and adolescents diagnosed with anxiety, depression and other behavioral/emotional difficulties. Dr Fulton has a medical degree as well as a bachelors degree in Neuroscience, a diploma In Tropical Medicine and a masters in Bioethics. A fellow of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, he brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for Bermuda’s wellbeing.