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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 Becky Ezekiel, we connect you with the very best of Bermuda’s health and wellness experts, enthusiasts and influencers


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.