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February 6, 2014
by Kris Costello
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February 6, 2014
by Kris Costello
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What to do when your kid has trouble in school

A few weeks ago a parent called me.

She was at her wits end.

Her kid had been kicked out of school.

They’d switched schools once or twice a year for the last 5 years.

She’d heard my Interview with ADHD Expert Dr. Ned Hallowell and wanted to know if I’d tried any of his advice with my own kids.

I felt sad for Cathy.

Because, a few short years ago, I’d been in exactly the same situation.

I’m so glad she called.

If you want to hear the first Interview I sent her, you can get it here.

Hang in there,


February 5, 2014
by Kris Costello
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The ‘Money Puzzle’

Recently had a great conversation with two women that have spent their lives unraveling the ‘money puzzle’ and teaching others how transform their relationship with money.

Karen McCall, she has a great freebie on her website. And Barbara Stanny. Author of many books on money, and this one that we talked about in the Interview, Overcoming Underearning.

If you’ve struggled with money issues, can’t make enough or maybe make enough but can’t keep it, this interview could make a big difference in your life.

January 9, 2014
by Kris Costello
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Bill Damon talks about his book The Path to Purpose

Several years ago when our last child was having difficulty at school we decided to homeschool as an alternative.
( I should have seen it coming, on his first day of Kindergarten I enthusiastically asked, “How’s was school?”)
To which he replied, face scrunched up, angry scowl and all…

“It was terrible, they marched us in, and then they marched us out, and then they marched us in again.”

At the time I thought it was kind of funny.

But it soon became ‘unfunny’ as our son struggled to feel successful in the school environment.

Giving our son what he needed to thrive demanded that we completely revolutionize our lifestyle and our ideas about education.
To think differently about our values and what we actually needed in our day to day lives. And of course what he needed, and just how far we could go to provide that.

It hasn’t been easy and there have been sacrifices.

But I haven’t regretted it.

I have a happy, confident super smart kid that feels good about his abilities and has developed his gifts.
And is learning to overcome his challenges.

And come to think of it, along the way, so have I.

Here’s an Interview that made a lot of difference on the journey. I wish I had heard it when my two older kids were younger.

Heart Healthy Eating

January 9, 2014
by Kris Costello
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Dr. Dean Ornish on Making Healthy Lifestyle Changes

In this Interview with Dr. Dean Ornish you’ll learn the most important things to do when it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes.

Dr. Ornish also talks about why it is so hard for most people to make better choices.

He also talks about the importance of community and support in healing.

December 2, 2013
by Kris Costello
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The Quick Start Guide to Plant Based Diet Success

If you’ve ever wondered why the current interest in plant based eating is exploding, or if you’ve struggled with health issues like diabetes, heart disease, depression and other chronic illness, learn the simple steps to regaining your health from these exclusive Interviews with these top Pioneers in the healthy lifestyle movement.
You’ll hear how Author of The China Study, T Colin Campbell uncovered life changing scientific information about this diet for optimal health.
Dr. John McDougall, Physician, Author and Creator of the popular McDougall Program in Santa Rosa California talks about why we are struggling with obesity, and what we can do to change things.
Dr. Neal Barnard offers practical steps that you can take, to quickly and easily transform your lifestyle. and realize the immediate rewards, often within days.
Rip Esselstyn shares why he was inspired to write his book, The Engine 2 Diet and describes how you can start changing your habits immediately, and why you should.
And finally, Dr. Doug Lisle talks about the addictive quality of our current food culture, and why it can be difficult and a challenge, to rewire your brain for healthy eating.
In this Interview with Kris Costello, Dr. Lisle offers new ideas, insights and strategies, to help you break free from addictive eating patterns.
This Mp3 is an “information packed encyclopedia of plant based eating”.

Copyright 2013 WTR Press
As Broadcast on WTR Radio

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July 6, 2012
by Kris Costello
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T. Colin Campbell The China Study

For more than forty years, Dr. T. Colin Campbell has been at the forefront of nutrition research. His legacy, the China Project, is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has more than seventy grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding and authored more than 300 research papers and coauthor of the bestselling the book, The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-term Health.



July 5, 2012
by Kris Costello
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Dr. Neil Barnard The 21 Day Diet

For years, Dr. Neal D. Barnard has been at the forefront of cutting-edge research on what it really takes to lose weight and restore the body to optimal health. Now, with his proven, successful program, in just three short weeks you’ll get fast results-drop pounds, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, improve blood sugar, and more. With Dr. Barnard’s advice on how to easily start a plant-based diet, you’ll learn the secrets to reprogramming your body quickly:

Appetite reduction: Strategically choose the right foods to naturally and easily tame your appetite.
Metabolism boost: Adjust eating patterns to burn calories faster for about three hours after each meal.
Cardio protection: Discover the powerful foods that can help reduce cholesterol nearly as much as drugs do in just weeks.

Whether you are one of the millions who are anxious to get a jumpstart on weight loss or who already know about the benefits of a plant-based diet but have no idea how or where to start, this book is the kickstart you’ve been waiting for. Complete with more than sixty recipes, daily meal plans for the 21-day program, tips for grocery shopping, and more, this book will teach you how to make the best food choices and get your body on the fast track to better health.


December 6, 2010
by Kris Costello
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We are in our 7th year as a Weekly Independent Health News Program, dedicated to bringing you in depth, meaningful conversations with Bestselling Authors on Health, Wellness, Parenting and Entrepreneurial Success.

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Heart Healthy Eating

August 25, 2010
by Kris Costello
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Dr Dean Ornish on Preventing Heart Disease

You probably already have heard Dr. Dean Ornish on talk radio, talking about his amazing heart disease prevention program.

Dr. Dean Ornish revolutionized medicine by directing clinical research proving,(and by showing people what to eat when losing weight) for the first time, that heart disease and early stage prostate cancer may be stopped or even reversed by his program of comprehensive lifestyle changes, without drugs or surgery by using the Dean Ornish Diet

Dr. Ornish was named one of the 50 Most Influential People by Life Magazine. He has served on many Boards concerned with health and well being. And has most recently served on The Senate Committee for Integrative Medicine. Here’s what Quincy Jones said about Dr. Dean Ornish,

“Dr. Dean Ornish knows more about inspiring people to eat well, live well,do well and be well than anyone on the planet. The Spectrum is a powerful book for living longer and better and it shows how to live a healthful,joyful and loving life.

For anyone looking to weigh less, or for the best ways for preventing heart disease, the Dr. Ornish Diet, is a great path to take.

We were surprised by his candid honesty and his emphasis on the importance of connection in health.

Listen to Dr Dean Ornish here


August 23, 2010
by Kris Costello
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Suzanne Somers Interviews with Wellness Talk Radio

You may not know who Ignaz Semmelweis is.

But I bet you know who Suzanne Somers is! Yes, If one more middle aged male tells me they had a crush on her in high school….Ok.. but let’s get serious here.

Suzanne Somers in her new book Knockout, takes on Cancer, traditional vs alternative treatments.

In Knockout she Interviews Physician’s that have stepped out of the traditional ‘standard of care’ model and have had success with innovative and alternative treatments.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Ignaz was a Hungarian Physician, who spent 20 years of his life trying to convince other doctor’s that washing their hands would prevent a fatal disease that many mother’s giving birth to babies in the 1800′s died from. He saved lives but he had a nervous breakdown and died before he could receive recognition for his discovery. ( Bad timing, they hadn’t discovered ‘germs’ yet!)

Let’s hope we don’t have to wait 20+ years for new effective cancer treatments to be explored, accepted and embraced.

Listen to the entire Interview with Suzanne Somers here


August 21, 2010
by Kris Costello
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Kiyosaki on Money and Kindness

Robert Kiyosaki and the Venerable Tenzin Kacho talk about money and kindness.

This was one of our most surprising Interviews.

Robert Kiyosaki and his sister Tenzin Kacho, have written a book called Rich Brother Rich Sister.

Robert Kiyosaki is best known as a world famous entrepreneur and teacher of all things financial. His Bestselling book, Rich Dad Poor Dad has sold more than 28 million copies and been translated into more than 50 languages.

His sister, the Venerable Tenzin Kacho, is a highly devout Buddhist Nun, ordained by the Dalai Lama.The book details their growing up years, the development of their different views about money, Tenzin’s battle with Cancer, and her challenge to pay the mounting medical bills, and ultimately about their perspective and insights about life

I have to admit I was challenged by this Interview.

I was very glad that Kyosaki would be doing most of the talking, and me, most of the listening.

So what a surprise when the subject he wanted to talk about was kindness. And for Tenzin, an awareness that kindness alone may just not be enough.

Tenzin Kacho and Robert Kiyosaki Interview Listen here