GreenAcres HealthTalk with Brett, Matt and Shannon is a fast-paced hour of interviews, health quizzes and bantering on health topics in the news and within our local communities. The program is designed to inform and entertain, and aims to have something for everyone in the 20-80-plus age range. Our three gurus bring their A-game to a variety of topics including: Matt's Top Five; Is it Fad, Fiction or Fabulous?, Deal of the Day, plus interviews with national and local alternative medicine experts, supplement founders, vendor profiles and more. A great way to get a lot of knowledge in a short hour.
October 19, 2013
- Guest Vendor—Mary Bauman of Wyldewood Cellars is in studio to tell us about the miracle working Elderberry and how she believes it saved her life.
- Guest Expert—Ron Logan, an Iridologist, shares what a life-long study of the iris of the eye tells about a person’s health today and what might be coming down the pike in his future.
- FFF—Matt and the gurus explore the natural methods to boost testosterone.
- Healthy Hero—We salute the Wichita Children’s Home as a safe place children from two to 22 can come for comfort and time out from troubled families.
- Farm Report—Did you know that only three Presidents of the United States were farmers? Can you name them? Tune in to find out!
October 12, 2013
- Guest Expert—Dean Morris with Nature’s Way Alive! vitamins. Catch Dean’s zest for life. He’s a 5th generation herbalist and formulator who walks the walk.
- 2nd Guest—Hayley Hobson, a Pilates and yoga instructor who is also a lawyer, wife and mother, shares her story and shows women they can have it all—but they’ve got to mind their health.
- Fad, Fiction Fabulous—Monolauren: Is it the next big immune boost?
- Farm Report—Shannon warns us that during the government shutdown, food department inspectors are not on duty; so mind your peas and carrots!
September 28, 2013
- Guest Expert-- Andrew Vrbas, founder of Pacha Soap. When you buy one from GreenAcres, Andrew gives one to a child in a developing nation.
- 2nd Guest Expert: John Connole, president of Sundova, manufacturer of Artisan Lotions—leaving dry, flaky skin smooth as silk.
- Fad, Fiction Fabulous – What do you think about “Eating Right for Your Blood Type?” The gurus weigh in.
- Healthy Hero – The Kansas City Care Clinic where health is accomplished with a staff of 150 fulltime and 1,200 volunteers.
- Farm Report – If you see a honey bee in your neck of the woods, thank him! You’ll learn why when Shannon warns about these very necessary, vanishing creatures.
September 21, 2013
- Guest Expert – Stuart Tomc, who talks about Omega 3 and the mental health component in light of the current Navy Yard tragedy.
- 2nd Guest Expert – Suzy Cohen, America’s Pharmacist, advises us to take a good probiotic, CoQ10 and Vitamin D daily for optimum health.
- Fad, Fiction, Fabulous – Tart Cherry Extract: Is it all it’s made out to be? The gurus weigh in.
- Farm Report – Arsenic and Old Rice. Is the arsenic scare that keeps resurfacing really something to worry about? Or maybe just be aware of.
September 14, 2013
We had lots of fun with this broadcast! We actually taped it before a live GreenAcres Market audience before our annual store-wide Tasting Fair. Much applause and such energy! Dr. Ron Hunninghake, Chief Medical Officer with the Riordan Clinic, was in the store to tell us about the new science behind Vitamin D 3 and its necessary circuitry, K 2. Next up was Tony Duran, a man who embellished a relative’s recipe to come up with Joly Jalapa! a hamburger mix that is flying out of our stores. Tony made a huge roaster full of “Holy Sloppy Joes” just for the party, so you can imagine how a star was born. And then, to introduce one of our own to the audience, we brought Tencia GA-Wichita’s chief cook to the mic to talk about her delicious all-organic, made from scratch daily recipes.
September 07, 2013
What’s a long-distant runner and Olympic Trial qualifier to do when he suddenly finds himself with unbearable foot and joint pain? Ron Roybal, West Regional Sales Manager for Membrell, found himself in just such a fix several years ago. He hung up his running shoes and decided he just might be over the hill at 30. Enter an amazing product: JOINThealth. In three months, Ron was back to running his old trails, infinitely more comfortable and a firm believer in his company’s product. Listen for the amazing offer that Ron promises the first 60 customers who ask for the secret product after the broadcast. There’s nothing “funky” about a popular kid (and parent) product that bears just that name: Funky Monkey. Made with fresh—not frozen—fruit, Funky Monkey is a big crowd pleaser with the GreenAcres younger set. And Matt and Shannon weigh in on why it’s so hard to lose weight.
August 31, 2013
A big part of being healthy is having a healthy financial life. Manisha Thakor, a much sought-after TV guest and the founder and CEO of MoneyZen Wealth Management, shares what spurred her to go into the usually-male dominated world of high finance, and gives us some pointers on what to teach our children about managing even the smallest amounts of money. Listen for her time-honored formula to prepare for retirement beginning at any age—but best beginning at age 11 (!) Also, Matt Schueller, Chief Customer Officer for Schwabe North America, is with us to tell about Nature’s Way products, particularly the weight-loss favorite, Green Coffee Bean and EFA Gold Coconut Oil. And Shannon relates some of the fun facts she knows about farming’s bi-products. Picture the elevators in the Statue of Liberty—they use soy-based, hydraulic fluid. Who knew?
August 24, 2013
Dr. Larry Altshuler, with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and one of our medical advisors in the Tulsa area, is with us to talk about the BRCA 1 and 2 breast cancer genes that caused actress Angelina Jolie to take drastic measures to give her peace of mind. He informs us that genomic testing of specific cancers is leading to targeting treatment of those cancers, with lots of success. There is hope! Dr. Larry also advises on the benefits of the ketogenic diet for brain cancer patients. Our guest vendor today is Tammy Ball, a skin care educator with ACURE products, who knows a tremendous amount about the care and cure of our largest organ—the skin. And, we’ll talk about an innovative product founded by a man whose son had digestive issues, and how he created a popsicle that doubles as a probiotic. Listen in; this is a great program!
August 17, 2013
The good doctor comes to advise us on precautions and supplements he recommends to fight the back-to-school blues. Dr. Michael Murray, a frequent GAHT guest, shares the importance of taking a multi-vitamin, fish oil and supplements that help the body detox (from a summer of junk food) and promote brain health in both our children and parents. A big believer in keeping the immune system strong, Dr. Murray recommends a healthy daily dose of Vitamin D and a good probiotic to start the semester off right! Want to know the difference between jams, jellies and preserves? Check out our Facebook page and what guest vendor Dan Latka of Crofter’s Fruit Spreads has to say about his completely organic, low sugar products. And for parents and kids on the run as school athletics heat up, Brett Harris gives us his kids’ choice for Parent Healthy Pick of the week.
August 10, 2013
Our gurus talk to the man who’s grown the Wichita Farmer’s Market to great heights this summer: Greg Cole, retired military, who couldn’t decide what to do after the Army, so he became a teacher and a baker. Cole is the man behind Little Bits, the spicy low-cal, low-sugar cookies you can gobble up by the hands full. Listen for the brand new flavor he’ll be demoing in all our stores soon! Also on the docket is Claire Cretors, the great, great, great granddaughter of G.H. Cretors who invented the popcorn machine in 1885. Claire now heads up her family’s popcorn business that spares nothing when it comes to great ingredients: absolutely NO GMOs, and absolutely YES to real butter and caramel. The gurus take on lab-grown hamburger and pronounce it “gross!” You won’t want to miss this one.
August 03, 2013
Stuart Tomc joins us again, by popular demand, and shares some more about what families should adhere to when cooking to “know your numbers.” For example, certain salad and cooking oils actually destroy the very Omega 3s you’re trying to put on your table! Listen to what Stuart has to say and choose Macadamia nut oil the next time you shop. Also, we’ll hear from a petite dynamo who oversees Olympic training and who is on a quest to make Kansas City the healthiest place on the planet. Brianna Murray, who has a doctorate in chiropractic medicine, has some advice for all of us: Throw out the sugar; prepare your own meals; and ditch the soda. Tune us in and learn some stuff!
July 27, 2013
If ever there was a Dr. Tom Dooley character in the 21st century, Alaffia’s Black Soap CEO, Olowo-n’djo Tchala is just such a man. This self-effacing, altruistic creator of a Fair Trade product that benefits hundreds of people in his native Africa and returns to him not one dime will be our guest on this week’s GAHT radio show. A winner of this year’s prestigious Jefferson Awards, Olowo will share his extraordinary story. You won’t want to miss it! Listen, too, for Matt’s top five signs of a healthy life; and our own Kansas Cowgirl, Tonia Rupe of Lucky Star Farms, will be in studio to tell us why grass-fed cattle make healthier, marbled meat and why we need to beware of processors who beef up their cattle before market by feeding them GMO grains. Yuck!
July 20, 2013
Speaking of hydrating, Darwin Chevalier of Essentia Water visits with the gurus about the importance and uniqueness of “alkaline” water. Darwin breaks down the science about Essentia’s “instant” absorption into the body and discusses in depth the benefits of water that flushes out the toxins at the cellular level and replaces those toxins with “functional hydration.” Next up will be Dr. Alison Levitt, a medical doctor whose travels around the world and studies of ancient healing herbs and medicine modalities led her to combine her love of interactive medicine with the idea of creating a super food snack that anyone could afford and enjoy. Flackers, little flax seed crackers, carry an awesome nutritional punch that GreenAcres customers find easy to enjoy with cheese, peanut butter or hummus. Yum!
July 13, 2013
Dr. Christen Skaer of the Skaer Veterinary Clinic in Wichita, joins us in studio this weekend to talk about one of her favorite non-profits, the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART) and how that organization, upon invitation, handled animal rescue and placement of lost animals after the Moore, OK tornado. And, since August is right on our heels and our high school athletes will be beginning two-a-day work outs in triple digit weather, we’ll hear from Dr. Cameron Maynard in Jenks, OK, who gives coaches and parents some advice on the all-important “ need for hydration.” Heat stroke can be a major concern, so Dr. Maynard gives us a list of what symptoms to look for before our young athletes get into serious trouble, and he gives a nod to pure, cold coconut water and a way to replenish those electrolytes.
July 06, 2013
Our good friend Stuart Tomc joins us on the radio this weekend, but from where? The man travels faster than the speed of light, and we like to catch him when he comes up for air. Stuart is the quintessential Renaissance Man. He knows a lot about a lot of things. In his play life, he’s an art aficionado; in his work life, he’s an expert on Omega 3s, 6s, and 12s. You might be surprised what foods you thought contained the most nutrition may not live up to your expectations. Stuart tells us why. Matt weighs in with his own thoughts about eating healthily: three meals a day plus two snacks. And Shannon breaks down the mystery of the age-old multi vitamin and tells what to look for in a necessary supplement.
June 29, 2013
Pharmacist and nutritionist, Ross Pelton, gives a frank talk about oral contraceptives (The Pill) and the side effects they bring. He encourages women to get ahead of curve and fortify with supplements that can help alleviate insomnia and sexual dysfunction that can result from long-time use. While primarily a woman’s issue, Brett and Matt asked some pretty enlightened questions. You’ll want to listen in! The gurus also visit with Tom Dadant of Planetary Herbals who also touches on sleeplessness, stress and what they do to the body. Tom is an expert in herbal remedies and a student of Chinese medicine. He discusses in depth the problems of modern man and woman in a question and answer blog on the GreenAcres web page. For more insight into what we can do to help ourselves, check out what Tom has to say by clicking on the word “blog” on our website.
June 22, 2013
Feel stressed? Do what our guest expert, Roslyn Rogers, does to decompress. She sends herself a single rose each week and keeps it on her nightstand so it’s the first thing she sees before she starts her day. Roslyn is the author of Redefining Age and is a well-sought-after speaker on Menopause and helping to correct attitudes about going through the change. She talks about one of her favorite subjects: keeping skin moist and “ageless.” Also on the program is Jonny Bowden, the “rogue nutritionist.” An energetic speaker who lives what he preaches, Jonny tells his audience about the benefits of drinking “green,” in particular Barleans Greens and how the product helps to even out blood sugar and keep weight from ballooning. Brett weighs in on his Healthy Parent Pick: Glutinos gluten free Honey Nut Cereal—a huge hit with the whole family.
June 15, 2013
Have you considered that our animals need organic eating just as much as we? Our GAHT gurus will visit with a charming, delightful researcher and author who’s dedicated her life to helping those of us with pets keeping our best friends healthy. Gayle Pruitt, author of the Dog-Gone Good Cookbook, shows us how people food benefits both ourselves and our furry charges. Are you one of the many in our audience who have gone gluten free? Then, you’ll want to hear what Pamela Giusto-Sorrells of Pamela’s Products has to say about her foray into making gluten free tasty as heck! And our man, Matt, gives us insight into a new exercise regime. You’ll have to tune in to find out what it is.
June 08, 2013
Foreign chemicals, new viruses, weakened immune systems—they all work against us in the aging process. Dr. Daniel Casafi, a Canadian naturopath with a PhD in chemistry and a Master’s degree in herbology, talks about what we’re up against in this wild and crazy world we live in, and how we can fortify ourselves for “quality of life” in our waning years. What about helping people in conflict areas around the globe? Amit Hooda, founder the CEO of Heavenly Organics, tells us how he learned from his father the responsibility of sustaining Indian and Afghanistan farmers living among drug cartels and sex trades and how using their natural resources is paying off for them in big ways. Listen to what Shannon has to say about wind turbines and how some of our farmers are coping with complications few of them saw coming.
June 01, 2013
Ever wonder what essential oils to use when you look at all the myriad choices in GreenAcres Market? Well, Charlynn Avery from Aura Cacia is in studio this week to give you the soothing scoop on oils as perfume; oils as massaging agents; oils as healers. You can mix combinations of oils to promote better health and vitality. There’s just so much you can do with essential oils, it’s essential that we all learn together! Charlynn’s key suggestion: “Buy what speaks to you. (If Pier One doesn’t mind if we steal its commercial just for this post.) Your nose knows.” Our gurus will visit with Mohammad al-Zaiti, an engineer who, as a Kansas student, got hungry for a taste of old-world goodness. As soon as he graduated, he used his engineering skills to build a restaurant, and his hunger pangs to bring Amman, Jordan recipes to Lawrence. Today, GreenAcres Wichita carries his Mediterranean Delight hummus, tzatziki and pomegranate molasses. Um, um, good!
May 25, 2013
Our whole show this week has gone to the dogs! The gurus interview Beth Ericson, Obedience Director of Wichita’s Chisholm Creek Pet Resort and Sharon Sherman, Co-Founder of Pet Guard organic pet food. Both women have lots to say about raising healthy pets and being responsible, mature pet “parents.” When you think of doggie day camp and obedience training, Chisholm Creek takes comfort and teaching to a whole new level. Dogs can actually learn to dive into water and get out without being afraid. And they can board in the lap of luxury when their owners are on vacations, with families feeling confident watching their pets from afar via web cams. How does a WSU Shocker “room with view” sound? It comes complete with TV, tuned to the Animal Planet channel or to cartoons. Matt talks about the Top Five Benefits to Those Who Own Pets, and Sharon Sherman points out that if organic is good enough for us humans, it’s good enough for Fido. Woof!
May 18, 2013
Remember the old Brewer’s Yeast? Well, it’s still around and the GAHT gurus take it on when Matt asks this week if it’s “Fad, Fiction or Fabulous?” You’ll have to listen in to find the answer. Brett once again takes home a frozen, gluten free product from the GreenAcres Market arsenal and tries it out on his two, young “girly girls.” Dr. Praeger’s Potato Crusted Fish Sticks go over big with the girls and also in the Harris household! You’ll want to hear what guest expert, Mitch Mahler, a lifestyle coach from H2U (Hyland’s Homeopathic University) has to say about the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies. Also, Kevin Tibbs, the mad scientist behind the Clean Happens organic household cleaning products tells how he got started in the biz, and cautioned against those with pets and small children that those conventional cleaning products we all grew up with are actually throwing off toxic gases just sitting under the counter. Yikes! You’ll want to hear this show. Tune us in!
May 11, 2013
Dr. Marita Schauch, a Canadian naturopathic doctor and spokesperson for Natural Factors supplements, will be interviewed by the gurus on this episode of GAHT. Dr. Marita comes with a wealth of information about women’s health, particularly those issues impacting the adrenal and thyroid glands. She warns of high cortisol levels in women today, and is a big believer in herbal remedies. You’ll like what she has to say. Instead of a Guest Vendor this week, we have a second guest who has Kansas connections and is having tremendous success with her new avocation: No Bake Makery. Not that she doesn’t like her oven, it’s just that it’s so much easier and tastier making desserts that require spatulas and food processors instead. Listen in when a bubbly and charming Cristian Saurez Krumsick talks about her serendipitous gig on the Rachael Ray Show!
May 04, 2013
If you’ve listened to our broadcasts for any length of time, you may have noticed we like to partner with a health expert in one of our Midwestern States to get a perspective on important healing information. We’ve chosen Dr. Larry Altschuler , a board-certified internist and director of intake services at Tulsa’s famous Cancer Treatment Centers of America—Southwestern Region. Dr. Larry is an affable doctor who’s a great believer in alternative medicine, and he has lots to say on today’s show about where medicine is going with the treatment and management of cancer. His message: There is hope! Also, you’ll get to hear from a vibrant customer and vendor in our Missouri store, Carla Holcombe, who distributes a great tasting coffee that’s fortified with wheatgrass. You’ll hear why this is the healthiest coffee on the market today. Our Healthy Hero of the Week is Wichita’s The Lord’s Diner which serves free meals at two locations to 575 men, women and children a day, 360 days of the year. Tune in!
April 27, 2013
What does an overweight, angry depressed kid do when he can't see his way out of what ails him? In the case of Terry Lemerond, President and Founder of EuroPharma supplements, he went to Europe and Asia and started educating himself about ancient and alternative medicines. Terry tells his story on this week's GAHT and talks about inventing many of the stellar supplements on the market today-St. John's Wort, Glucosamine and Curamin, among others. Also on the show is Jacob Ansures, Marketing Director for Umpqua Indian Foods. Jacob is a Native American from the Umpqua Tribe which is involved in many endeavors including casinos and delicious steak jerky. To find out Brett's Healthy Parent Product of the week, listen to this week's broadcast!
April 20, 2013
So you want to know how homeopathy works, and if it works? Now’s your chance to hear from our guest expert this week, Marge Roberts, head of Newton Homeopathics who tells whats in those little eye droppers of medicine and how to use them for optimal health. While you’re listening on the radio or your smart phone, you might want to grab a Simple Square, simply delicious with only five, simple ingredients. Chief “Square,” Kimberly Crupi Dobbins tells us how these wonderful RAW treats came to be, and how she, a young woman in the finance industry, came up with the idea in the first place. Munch away while you listen up!
April 13, 2013
Do you want good skin and to learn the skinny on keeping it that way? Kate Tart, a licensed esthetician and educator for the Derma e natural skin care line, has lots to say to both men and women about taking care of the largest organ on your body. Also on this week’s program is Hugh Woodward, President of Health2Go, who shares about the benefits of Twist 25, a DHEA cream that you rub into your arms from wrist to elbow and onto the sides of your body for hormonal restoration and wellbeing. Brett interviews Bethany, for our Deli Spotlight, who shares how GreenAcres chooses its food and product demos that go on daily in all three GA Markets.
April 06, 2013
Today the gurus welcome Jay Levy, Director of Sales at Wakunaga of America Co., Ltd., to tell about aged garlic extract, how one can take it every day for cardiovascular and probiotic health, and how, as a supplement, it’s totally different than consuming copious amounts of garlic cloves. (Your friends and neighbors will thank you!) Also on the program is Todd Habermehl from Amazing Grass, the organic grasses of which are grown right here in Larned, KS. Todd tells us 95% of the grasses sold in other powders and meals come from China under differing conditions and harvesting. The gurus salute our Healthy Hero of the Day, Earnest Alexander, president of Youth Horizons who finds Christian husband and wife mentors for at-risk children. A great program. Tune us in!
March 30, 2013
For those of you following the Paleo Diet, or those just wanting to know more about this popular, energy-filled and energy-efficient lifestyle, you’ll want to hear what Dr. Loren Cordain, one of the Paleo founders, has to say on this week’s GreenAcres HealthTalk. Our man, Matt, one of the radio gurus who likes to think he follows a rigid Paleo regimen, tries to get Dr. Cordain to say it’s OK to cheat a bit on this lifestyle, but the professor is strict and doesn’t cut him any slack. Also on board is Kansan, Karen Hull of Elm Lane Farms, who tells us about raising her beautiful lettuces hydroponically and how they are picked the morning of and distributed to GreenAcres doors that same day. Want your kids to eat better and learn to love organic food? Listen to what Brett finds throughout GreenAcres that keeps his kids satisfied and loving a healthier way of eating.
March 23, 2013
He’s the man who knows the science behind natural supplements. Dr. Michael Murray, author, Natural Factors’ educator and a frequent guest on GAHT and in all our GreenAcres Markets, has lots to say about staying away from some common prescribed meds, and why. One of his best books, “What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know,” has become a medical bible for many who choose alternative medicine. Our gurus thought with all Dr. Murray has to share, why not give him the whole show. And that’s exactly what they did! Matt takes on the all-purpose, all-popular peanut butter and asks, “Is it Fad, Fiction or Fabulous?” Joel, in GA-K.C. tells us about his wine and beer sales and a popular weekly event: Happy Hour.
March 16, 2013
Joining us today is Rob Martin, a leader is intergrative medicine and nutrition, who will talk about his latest new product launch: Axia30. A product developed especially for men, Axia30 uses green tea phytosomes to help increase metabolic and help shed those unwanted pounds. Also on the show will be Anya Kaats, event planner for Brad’s Raw Food. Anya tells us the science behind these nutrition-packed dehydrated veggies that satisfy that snacking instinct and reduce your craving for sweets. Listen for our Healthy Hero of the day that comes from Wichita, KS. It has to do with our children and sports-related concussions, and how one doctor got with a team of doctors and sports medicine people and helped change a state’s law. Listen up!
March 09, 2013
Those of you raising daughters will want to tune in this weekend as Dr. Jennifer Ashton of the ABC News Medical Unit, Mediabistro, an author and Ivy League-educated OBGYN discusses what young girls (and parents who might not quite have made the transition from wanting to be young themselves and their child’s best friend instead of mom and dad) have facing them in this world of computers, Facebook, cell phones and the like. Also with us in studio is Melissa Huges, a young woman on the brink of being diagnosed with a frightening disease, said “no” to conventional medicine and sought health and healing through natural and organic nutrition.
March 02, 2013
This week’s show brings not one, but two guest experts into our studio. Two very popular men in the Wichita area: Dr. Kelsey Klausmeyer and Dr. Aric Cox, a naturopath and a chiropractor respectively. The doctors are what we call the “young guns” of medicine’s future, working with traditional doctors while choosing a naturopathic path, but accommodating both conventional and natural medicine when warranted. And, coming to us for a second time from the Tulsa area is Denise Madeja who has a completely RAW restaurant and is a popular cook/demonstrator in our GreenAcres Market in Jenks. Denise can make the most amazing cheeseburgers using nothing but raw ingredients. We also spotlight a successful non-profit agency in the Kansas City area: BoysGrow, supporting at-risk youth with a year ‘round farming and business program that teaches hard work and excellent work ethic equals fun, profits and career opportunities.
February 23, 2013
Our guest today comes all the way from Brazil where he is studying one of his favorite protocols: environmental toxicity. Dr. Mark Sircus, a brilliant researcher and prolific writer, often at odds with conventional medicine will talk to us about the benefits of simple healers such as bicarbonate soda and sea salt, and medicines some might disagree with: marijuana! Also on the docket: Dr. Fred Pescatore with Essential Formulas’ Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics. Dr. Fred is a weight-loss expert who has appeared on numerous TV talk shows, who has traveled the world, returning to the US with all manner of “other country” remedies which he shares with all of us.
February 16, 2013
We have three exciting guests on our program this week: Brian Bogren with New Chapter’s bone and join supplements will talk about the science behind the company’s successful Zyflamend, Bone Strength Take Care and Wholemega; Karen Kipp, a reflexology and holistic care practitioner will tell us about the importance of detoxing as well as sharing about her popular three-day “juice retreats;” and Shawn Larson, president of Sticky Stacks Pancake and Dessert Syrups will tell us how he got his start and all about his latest yummy “sticky” flavors. Listen for Matt’s Top Five Nutrients for Healthy Bones. And, Brett interviews Wichita’s lead cook, Tencia, about our wildly popular “Green Drinks and Smoothies” and shares the ingredients that keeps our kitchen hopping and making juices daily for at least 25 customers.
February 09, 2013
We go to Tulsa for our guest expert this week when the gurus interact with a local chiropractor and host of his own radio show, “Living Well with Dr. Howard Boos,” heard weekly over KRMG. Dr. Boos will tell us some of the advancements in chiropractic medicine and how he deals with patients at Southwestern Regional Medical Center’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America. You’ll hear mention of two ways customers have had success lowering their cholesterol: taking Nordic Naturals Omega 3 Fish Oil; and by eating just a half of a popular fruit daily. You’ll have to listen in to learn which fruit! Also on deck today, the Midwest’s favorite “herb lady,” Kay Neff. She’ll tell us when to start planting your spring gardens and which herbs do well in the hot, hot Kansas sun.
February 02, 2013
Dr. Michael Roizen, well-known internist, anesthesiologist and Chief Wellness Officer of the prestigious Cleveland Clinic joins us this week on GAHT to tell how his famous RealAge physiology, test and the resulting books and TV gigs came about. Dr. Roizen is right hand man to the popular Dr. Oz, and the two together have collaborated on myriad projects. Also on the program is Dr. Cameron Maynard, a young chiropractic doctor from Tulsa who is the Chair of the Wellness Advisory Council for the USA Olympic wrestling, judo, martial arts and powerlifting teams. Listen to what he has to say about “burst exercise.” We continue to acknowledge men and women who are making a “Healthy Hero” difference in their communities. This week we give a shout out to Kansas City’s Bistro Kids for their work with teachers and kids in keeping school menus healthy. Tune in!
January 26, 2013
Just because she was the daughter of a famous movie star, didn’t mean she didn’t have to earn her stripes. Nell Newman, president of Newman’s Own Organics and the daughter of the late Paul Newman and actress Joanne Woodward, tells how she had to do some convincing before her dad lent money to her new enterprise: organic snacks and pet food. But Nell and her partner won over “Pops,” paid back the seed money almost immediately and went on to fame and glory, returning in time more than $30M by royalty agreement to her dad’s charities. Some Wichita Facebookers pose some questions to Shannon about her “GreenAcres Cocktail with a Twist.” And, a Tulsa bread maker gives us the inside scoop on what makes terrific whole wheat bread and how patience is the number one ingredient to keeping the loaf moist, yeasty and just sweet enough.
January 19, 2013
With the flu reaching epidemic proportions in something like 47 states, it’s good to learn about one healthy thing we can add to our morning regimen that just might keep those germs away. Dr. Hana Solomon is our guest this week and she’ll talk about her own invention: Nasopure, a sanitary, all-in-one nose cleansing apparatus that’s been called “the gentler Neti pot.” “Our noses are our biggest filters,” says Dr. Hana, “so it behooves all of us to keep those delicate tissues free of allergens, mucus and environmental particles.” Also, we’ll hear from Josh Brock, a Missourian, who started Parkville Coffeehouse Coffee and a coffeehouse to sip it in, all because he learned to love the taste of the aromatic brown bean at his grandmother’s knee. Brett tells what his girls thought when he took home a package of all natural, gluten free corn dogs on a stick in the Healthy Parent Product of the Week; and Matt tries his best to stump Shannon with a health quiz that continually leaves Brett in the dust. It’s not all serious talk on the GAHT. These gurus have a lot of fun as well!
January 15, 2013
We have an important guest this week on GreenAcres HealthTalk with Brett, Matt and Shannon. Dr. Bill Benda, one of the early pioneers working with Dr. Andrew Weil in educating both the medical community and the populace in general about the benefits of alternative medicine, will be with us to talk about Hippotherapy and how it benefits children with disabilities. We’ll hear from Darren Landis, president and co-founder of Hyalogic, a Missouri company that uses Hyaluronic Acid in products that support eye, skin, hair and joint health—both in people and animals. Parents, you won’t want to miss Brett’s “Parent Healthy Product” segment where his two girls choose healthy snacks they love to eat and report back. Listen for Matt’s Health Quiz and Shannon’s Farm Report. Lots of knowledge packed into a single hour. We invite you to tune us in every weekend!
January 05, 2013
This week we move to an hour-long format, two new markets, with a new name: GreenAcres HealthTalk with Brett, Matt and Shannon. Our guest will be diet maven, Julia Havey, whose emotional eating throughout a challenging time in her life, saw her tip the scales at 300 pounds. Julia will talk about her determination to turn the corner, lose her weight, fess up to her cravings and fears and write a book about the experience. Also on the program will be RAW foodie, Denise Madeja, who has a RAW restaurant in Broken Arrow, outside Tulsa, and is a popular visiting cook at GreenAcres-Jenks. We think you’re going to love our new segments: Smart and Heathy Parent Product of the Week; Our Community Healthy Hero of the Week; along with old favorites: Fad, Fiction or Fabulous, Matt’s Health Quiz of the Day and Shannon’s Farm Report. Let us know how you like the new format!
December 29, 2012
Before you head into the revelry of the New Year, listen to what our guest expert has to say about whey protein and how plant-based vitamins nourish the system and keep contaminants at bay. Audrey Ross, PhD, the Western Regional Educator for Country Life Vitamins fills us in on the necessity for supportive health as we look forward to optimal health. Also on our program will be the Corporate Wellness Director for Wichita’s brand new downtown YMCA: Lianna Bodlak. As a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, she uses motivational interviewing to work with employees in Wichita area companies to set achievable goals and create lasting behavior changes. She’ll tell us all about why Wichita’s Ys are among the top Ys in the nation.
December 22, 2012
You don’t have to be a loser to be a winner, but you’ll get extra points this January if you’re from Jenks, OK and taking the GreenAcres 90-Day Weight Loss Challenge. Just listen to what The Biggest Loser (Episode 8 on NBC TV) has to say about that! Danny Cahill, actually The Biggest Loser of all time so far tells us what it was like before when he weighed more than 400 pounds and what it’s like now basking in the lime-light glow. Danny will be in Jenks in person on Jan. 5 to kick off the Weight Loss Challenge, so stay tuned; more to come. Also, you won’t want to miss what Greg Cole has to say about retiring after being in the military 20 years and deciding to create the perfect cookie out his own kitchen. Greg’s Little Bits are the perfect spice cookie you can indulge your cravings with none of the guilt!
December 15, 2012
Dr. Ahuva Gamliel, a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor and licensed Acupuncture Physician from South Florida joins us to talk about this age-old remedy for aches, pains, scarring…and surprisingly “beauty.” Did you know there exists such a thing as “Cosmetic Acupuncture?” Listen to what Dr. Gamliel has to say about replacing harmful Botox with longer lasting FDA-approved injectable homeopathic remedies. Also on deck will be an enchanting young woman who married her love for ancient, Chinese medicine with her love of travel. Carrie Pattison, with Wishgarden Herbs, tells how herbal tinctures do the trick when conventional medicine can’t. One of our big sellers in GreenAcres-Wichita is “Kick-Ass Immune.” You’ll hear all about it on this week’s Healthy Half Hour.
December 08, 2012
Ever wonder about vaccinations, if they’re safe—especially for newborns and very young toddlers? Barbara Loe Fisher, a mother of three and co-founder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center in Vienna, VA, wondered the same thing years ago after one of her own children had a vaccine injury. She has a lot to say about the political climate and drug industry that foists vaccines on very young children. Through her non-profit organization, Mrs. Fisher assists parents in knowing their state laws and defending the informed-consent ethic. Also with us is Nancy Para, a blogger and fiction novelist who combines the two things she loves most: writing and gluten-free baking!
December 01, 2012
Thanksgiving down, Christmas to come…what better time to talk about digestion! Tom Bohager, chairman of Enzymedica, discusses enzymes and how they work in the gut and digestive track to keep us in balance and free of bloating, indigestion and heartburn. Shannon gives us a quick rundown about citrus of all things (yes, tis the season for oranges and grapefruits) in the Farm Report segment. And Kathryn Prather, president of Nut Nation, tells how her husband losing his job three years ago turned out to be the most creative time of their lives. Today, Kathryn and Kim work on the perfect spice recipes to add to their all natural pistachios which are then roasted in electric smokers before they’re delivered to all three of our GreenAcres Markets. Newest flavor: Pumpkin Spice!
November 24, 2012
Dr. Joseph Galichia, a Wichita Interventional Cardiologist visits the gurus this week and discusses the number one killer of women: Heart disease. Jody, as he’s known the city over, was the first to bring angioplasty to Kansas and now concentrates on catheter-based treatments which entails threading a razor-thin flexible tube through narrowed arteries to repair damaged blood vessels, coronary blood clots and congenital heart defects. Also on deck: Jerry Smith, independent health industry broker. He has lots to say about the benefits of CoQ10, but discusses cholesterol and the statin drugs at length on our Healthy Half Hour Facebook page. A lot to digest, but worth the effort!
November 17, 2012
The Healthy Half Hour is honored to host the country’s first “green” pediatric practitioner, Dr. Larry Rosen of the Whole Child Center in New Jersey. Dr. Rosen tells how he’s successfully integrated modern medicine with naturopathic, ancient Chinese and global remedies and techniques to benefit his clients from birth to 21. He will discuss his newest book, Treatment Alternatives for Children, and assure anxious parents there are lots of things already in the kitchen cupboard that can help when a child gets sick. Also on the program is James Gibbons, president of Natural Organics, Inc., telling about the science and effectiveness of Nature’s Plus Animal Parade vitamins. A great show that runs long. Catch the outtakes on the HHH Facebook page.
November 03, 2012
Emma Cutfield, Product Manager for Vega One, introduces our audience to the benefits of “plant protein” in the Vega One smoothie, telling us it’s not really to be substituted for a whole meal, but rather to augment our daily menus with Omega 3, fiber and antioxidant “green” goodness. Listen to Matt’s offer at the end of the broadcast—you’ll be glad you did! Also, in our studio will be Phil Hess, sales rep for New Chapter Vitamins. Phil talks about the concentrated immune power in his newest supplement: Elderberry Extract. So potent, it will knock that cold and flu bug right out of your system. Listen for Matt’s Top Five to Control Weight Through the Holidays. You’ll be glad you did.
October 27, 2012
What’s better, taking a single herb as a remedy or a complex supplement? Michael Schwartz, president and formulator of Michael’s Naturopathic Programs, tells why taking a complex supplement gets to the heart of the problem and doesn’t just treat the symptom. With Halloween upon us, our man, Matt just can’t resist giving us the Top Five foods that are the worst for us (think high fructose corn syrup candy corn!) And, Scott Jones tells about the benefits of Baxyl, an oral hyaluronan that’s an excellent support for joint and skin health.
October 20, 2012
Stuart Tomc, Global Educator of Nordic Naturals, visits with the gurus about heart and brain health, linking it to the all-important Omega 3s. The Healthy Half Hour Facebook page is devoting extra coverage to this important interview. To learn more about Stuart, “like” us on facebook and check out what Stuart has to say in “Outtakes.” Not to diminish exercise in our quest for heart health, the gurus talk with Wichita Pilates and Gyrotonics instructor, Jessica Dieker, to learn how a woman who first studied to be a nurse became disenchanted with the medical world and struck out on her own to find the perfect health solution for her.
October 13, 2012
Mushrooms are taking center stage as the first defense against a host of contemporary chronic illnesses. The gurus talk to Jerry Angelini today about the cellular-support supplement, Host Defense, and how it reflects some of the most astounding science in the world of fungi medicine today. Also on tap, if you pardon the pun, is Oogave soda and its founder/creator Stephen Anson who tells how the popular beverage upended his Denver-based natural-health restaurant seven years ago and led him to believe in the agave plant—the same one that gives us Tequila—and how he carved out a whole new industry because of it.
October 06, 2012
Are you going through that “next phase of a woman’s life” and feeling like you’re the only one? You are not alone, says naturopathic doctor, Dr. Holly Lucille, a frequent guest at our GreenAcres stores. Dr. Holly says it’s all part of “growing up,” and not to feel like the odd woman out. Our HHH gurus also interview Devon from Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch. Hers is the quintessential “humane to animals” chicken and turkey farm that has become the benchmark for free range, all natural poultry products. A documentary on her company is being produced with this writing, and will feature one of our own GreenAcres Market store managers, so stay tuned!
September 29, 2012
Karen Masterson, clinical nutritionist and author of the definitive book on gluten, Beyond Gluten Intolerance, stays over an extra day in Wichita (after her packed-house seminar) to visit with our gurus about the dangers lurking in that tiny kernel of wheat. Also, John Mason of Fuhlstrom Farms talks about his very tasty gluten free products, the recipes of which were invented by a relative who believed that you never substitute taste for expediency. John comes off a two-day demo in Wichita where he shared his chocolate chip cookies, waffles and savory garlic-cheese mounds with customers. Yum!
September 22, 2012
Everyone’s into anti-aging these days…or at least they’re into feeling better and making youth last a tad longer. Tim Mount of NeoCell talks about the science behind repairing ligaments and tendons; thickening hair and nails; and promoting healthy skin at any age. And, Carla Bartolucci calls us all the way from her home in Italy to talk about her beautiful, organic tomatoes that come to us in glass jars, and why she became a gluten free believer which led her on a quest to discover ancient wheat and the difference it makes in bakery products.
September 15, 2012
Got frequent heartburn? Then this is the broadcast to listen to. Brenda Watson, known as the Diva of Digestion, doesn’t mince words when it comes to combating a problem that affects more and more people these days. A foremost authority on optimum nutrition for digestion and best-selling author, has a lot to say about “the purple pill.” Warren Sablosky, with NuNaturals, talks about his formula Stevia products and why they are superior to anything with sugar.
September 08, 2012
Big, big issue of the day: Fluoride—do we need it, do we want it in our water supply? Dr. Charles Hinshaw, with the Riordan Clinic, talks about the dangers of having what amounts to a prescription drug in our community water. Also, a spokesperson for Tropical Designs, a Kansas company that supplies plants to commercial, office and residential customers, tells what’s in store for Fall in the way of plants and decorative pots to put them in.
September 01, 2012
Meet the people you see on a weekly and daily basis in our stores: Judy Young, cookbook author and soup and salad demonstrator in our Wichita store, gives tips to easing kids into the kitchen and into eating healthily with her ideas to getting us all back into the kitchen to cook. And Joe Occhipinti, store manager in our Kansas City store, talks about Field Day Food products and the great price value they afford customers in all three of our GreenAcres Market stores.
August 25, 2012
Life can be a giant headache, just ask Dr. Kelsey Klausmeyer, a naturopathic doctor who specializes in a hands-on approach to medicine. He tackles the problems with migraine and other chronic illnesses and shows how natural medicine, determination and stick-to-itiveness sometimes is the best approach to what ails you. Also, Mary from Wyldewood Cellars lets us in on what’s happening in the Elderberry concentrate industry. Tune in!
August 18, 2012
Sometimes we just need a bridge…a bridge that helps marry traditional and natural medicine to get doctors and patients on the same page. Hear Cheryl Meyers, Education and Scientific Affairs Director for EuroPharma talk about breakthroughs in what used to be resistant thinking. Also, Haim Zion, President of Zionhealth, gives us a peek inside the world of montmorillonite clay, a bacteria-drawing clay that works like magic in products from toothpaste to facial masks.
August 11, 2012
Dr. Ron Hunninghake, Chief Medical Officer of Wichita’s Riodan Center, talks about the importance of getting to the root of the problem, otherwise, it’s “just a band aid on a symptom.” Also, a visit with Becky Miles of Hyalogic, serums made with pure hyaluronic acid that support anti-aging. Becky’s even got a serum that protects our aging pets and gives much needed hip and joint support to Fido.
August 04, 2012
You diet, watch your carb intake, exercise like a dynamo…but still can’t lose weight. Maybe the solution is simply to catch a few more zzzzzzs each night. Nancy Angelini, herbalist and national trainer for Source Natural and Planetary Formulas gives the argument for getting more sleep and losing more calories. Also, Will Lochran of Copper Monkey Candy Bars tells what it’s like finding the best chocolate in the world down under.
July 21, 2012
Do you know your number? Stuart Tomc, from Nordic Naturals, dives deeper into the fish oil debate. Western diets are deficient in omega-3 fatty acids, and have excessive amounts of omega-6 fatty acids compared with the diet on which human beings evolved and their genetic patterns were established. This skewed ratio is a big factor in the diseases we have today. So what’s an optimum ratio? Tune in!
July 07, 2012
Ready to transform your looks and your life from the inside out? Kat James, beauty and health expert, shares her incredible health story this week. And we’re excited to feature Janie Hoffman, formulator of Mamma Chia drinks in our vendor spotlight.
June 30, 2012
Karen Masterson from Aloe Life joins us to share on the health support of Aloe Vera and how it supports the immune system. Smoothies are the topic in Fad Fiction or Fabulous – we make them at home, buy them in restaurants, but are they good foods and meal replacements?
June 23, 2012
Garlic has been used for thousands of years as food and as medicine. Jay Levy, of Kyolic Aged Garlic Extract, will share why garlic ranks high among health protecting foods and the benefits it brings. Plus ours hosts weigh in on Plant Protein – is it fad, fiction or fabulous?
June 16, 2012
School is out and the kids are home for the summer! Dana Solomon, health & fitness enthusiast, and more importantly a mom, joins us to discuss meal ideas and great snack options for those hungry kids. Jeff Watson, from Grace’s Best Cookies, also drops by to tell us how those fantastic cookies got their start.
June 09, 2012
Jordan Rubin, founder of Garden of Life, joins us to talk about the Raw lifestyle. Matt has five alternatives to popular unhealthy treats and The Farm Report features tips for growing organic fruits and veggies in your own backyard.
June 02, 2012
What is Homeopathy? Our special guest, David Gerhardt, DCoHom, shares his knowledge of homeopathic medicine. And what about the gluten free diet? Several celebrities swear by it, but is it just another fad? Our hosts weigh in for Fad Fiction or Fabulous?
May 19, 2012
Allergies bothering you this spring? Dr Hana Solomon, from Nasopure, talks about all the ins and outs of nasal washing. The Dirty Dozen is all the talk in the Farm Report and Matt quizzes his co-hosts on Sugar.
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