Category: CY Health

  • Our Favorite Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back: Discusses Pre-Super Bowl 51 Events, Former New York Jets Great Mark Gastineau’s Health Challenges, More

    A few weeks ago, Dr. Kristen Willeumier had the opportunity to attend some pre-Super Bowl 51 events in Houston. While there, the neuroscientist met some NFL players. Above, you can see a picture of her with former Buffalo Bills star Thurman Thomas. We welcome back Kristen to talk about her experiences at some of the events in Houston, leading up to Super Bowl 51. Speaking of former NFL players, it was recently reported that New York Jets great, all-time team sack leader, Mark Gastineau was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Willeumier provides us her thoughts on Mr. Gastineau and the challenges he faces. Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this CYInterview.

  • Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Super Bowl Bound: Gives Tips For Brain Healthy Super Bowl Foods

    This coming Sunday, millions of Americans will watch Super Bowl 51. A good portion of them will indulge in a variety of snack and party foods. If you are going to a Super Bowl party and want something that is good for the brain and overall health, what would be some good snacks to eat? We welcome back neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier to answer that question. From nuts to baked sweet potato fries, she shared with us some great ideas on healthy foods you can make or have at your Super Bowl party this coming weekend. Speaking of the game in Houston, Kristen will actually be there. She fills us in on that and her hopes to spread her brain health knowledge during the Super Bowl festivities.

  • Golden Age Bodybuilder, the Multi-Talented Ric Drasin Gives Update on Recent Knee Replacement, Already Back in Gym

    A few weeks ago, bodybuilding legend, pro wrestler, actor, author and friend of CYInterview Ric Drasin had knee replacement surgery. Amazingly, Ric is already back in the gym working out. The 1970s bodybuilding legend and training partner of Arnold Schwarzenegger fills us in on how his recovery process is going and provides advice to people who may have to have knee replacement surgery one day. Ric also tells us more about his new book The Time of My Life you can purchase on Barnes and Nobles and other online book outlets.

  • Nationally Known Psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig Joins Us to Discuss New Year’s Resolutions and How to Stick with them, More

    Less than two weeks into 2017 and some folks are already giving up on their New Year's Resolutions. Other people, believing their resolutions would end in futility, did not bother to make any. If you are trying to stay on track to reach your goals for 2017, nationally known psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig has joined us again, this time to share her reaction to all the New Year's Resolution scenarios people are facing. Known for her media appearances on television shows including Oprah, Today and Larry King Live, she has recently written a book titled, Your Best Age Is Now: Embrace an Ageless Mindset, Reenergize Your Dreams, and Live a Soul-Satisfying Life. It sounds like a great read to start the New Year.

  • 2017, Make it a Year for Brain Health! Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back to Give us Insight and Information on Improving Our Brains

    We made it. It is a new year, 2017. What will it bring? In so many ways, this year will be what we make of it. It could be the best year of our lives. Yet, for that to happen, we must take charge of our lives. This is particularly important when it comes to our health. When we think of our health, we often focus on things like losing weight. Perhaps, we might consider getting off the weight gain/weight loss merry-go-round and adopt a lifestyle that has us maintaining our weight. We will get into that subject in a future segment.

  • Putting the Brakes on the Holiday Feeding Frenzy with Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier and Golden Age Bodybuilder Ric Drasin of Ric’s Corner on YouTube, More

    For many of us, the last few weeks have been a time of power eating. For some, this began with bingeing on Halloween candy. For others, Thanksgiving was the moment that the feeding frenzy kicked off in earnest. Oh, and watching football on the weekend while grazing on nachos, chips and pizza has probably not aided us in the battle of the bulge either. With us on CYInterview, to share their perspectives on keeping our weight under control, are two extraordinary individuals. Thankfully, both of them have been with us on a variety of other occasions over the years. Individually, they have shared their insights and anecdotes from their respective areas of endeavor. Now, for the first time, we have paired them up – and what a dynamic duo they make!

  • Ever Dynamic Neuroscientist, Dr. Kristen Willeumier is Back with Advice on Happily Avoiding the Holiday Feeding Frenzy

    The holiday season is here. People are celebrating special days all across the world. In some cases, people will eat a larger main course and more dessert. So how does one navigate the eating bonanza of the holiday season? To help with this, we welcome back neuroscientist and CYInterview regular Dr. Kristen Willeumier to tell us how we all can eat well during the holidays. While at the Amen Clinics, Dr. Kristen Willeumier taught weight loss courses that included former NFL players. She tells us we should all practice something called mindful eating, where we take note of what we are eating and what types of foods we are consuming.

  • Dr. Robi Ludwig on Maintaining Peace and Calm During Thanksgiving and the Holiday Season: Discusses Strategies for Getting Along with People of Different Political Views, More

    Thanksgiving and the rest of the upcoming holiday season are known to bring families together. One of the hot topics of conversation this year will be the recent 2016 Presidential Election. This and other discussions among family members could lead to some heated arguments and possible personal regret. For some insight on how to deal with family members, during the holiday season, who have different points of view, we welcome back nationally renowned psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig. Dr. Ludwig has been on Today, Oprah, Larry King Live, as well as other media platforms. She always provides interesting insight.

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    Sharp, Smart and Charismatic, Neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier Spends Time with Us Discussing Fasting, Its Different Forms and Potential Health Benefits

    When it comes to your health, particularly brain health, why might fasting be beneficial? It is a good question. Recently, it seems, there has been interest in the concept of fasting as a tonic for good health. As with anything related to diet and exercise, it is important to speak with your physician before undertaking a fast. If you are looking for an in-depth discussion about how fasting might be useful for you, look no further. In an almost one hour discussion, neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier and featured columnist Jay Bildstein discuss a variety of topics related to the subject. Kristen, for example, says she is a veteran of the master cleanse and has undertaken it for up to a week at a time. She says it is something she has firsthand experience with for almost 20 years.

  • Dynamic Ric Drasin, the Body from Bakersfield Talks to Us about His Appearance on Nat Geo Arnold Schwarzenegger Documentary, More

    Last week, the National Geographic Channel premiered the documentary Facing Arnold Schwarzenegger. Frequent CYInterview guest, former Mr. Venice Beach, Golden Age bodybuilder and YouTube personality Ric Drasin is one of the people featured in it. He was, for a time, Arnold’s workout partner. In the documentary he shares stories about the action star and former Governor of California. The charismatic Mr. Drasin joins us to tell us what he thought about the Nat Geo documentary that includes Hollywood action stars Lou Ferrigno and Carl Weathers, among others.