Tommy Rosen

expert_tommy_rosenTommy Rosen is a yoga teacher, writer and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in yoga, recovery and wellness. He holds advanced certifications in both Hatha and Kundalini Yoga and has over twenty years of experience assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds.

He is the host of the Recovery 2.0 Online Conferences, a groundbreaking conference series of over 35 hours of inspiring talks from experts that will help you overcome addiction and thrive in recovery.

Tommy is a pioneer in the burgeoning field of Yoga and Recovery, assisting others to holistically heal from addictions of all kinds. He teaches regularly at yoga conferences and festivals, including Wanderlust, Hanuman and Sun Valley. He also teaches annually at Esalen, Omega and Kripalu. Tommy’s first book, ‘Recovery 2.0: : Overcoming Addiction and Thriving through Yoga, Meditation and the 12-Steps will be out from Hay House in 2014. Tommy and his wife, noted yoga instructor Kia Miller, live in Venice, California.

http://www.tommyrosen.com/yoga/about-yoga-for-addiction-recovery/

http://recovery2point0.com/

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Kyolic – Aged Garlic Extract

expert_kyolicKyolic® originated from time-tested organic farming techniques free from pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. Organic cultivation is essential to grow pure and natural garlic bulbs which are well balanced in nutrients. Harvested at full maturity, the garlic cloves are naturally aged to convert harsh and odoriferous compounds such as allicin, into mild, odorless and stable water-soluble sulfur containing compounds which offer the benefits of garlic.Kyolic is quality assured from soil to shelf. The whole production process of Kyolic is controlled by over 250 stringent quality checks to ensure its safety and efficacy, conforming to international GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) guidelines.  Additionally, Wakunaga has earned the distinctive ISO 9002 certification, recognizing compliance to the international quality standard and demonstrating the company’s commitment to total quality assurance.

Choosing an appropriate garlic supplement can be a confusing process. Actually, there are four choices:

1. heat distilled garlic oil in softgels,
2. heat dehydrated garlic seasoning powder in capsules/tablets,
3. garlic oil macerates and
4. Kyolic® odorless Aged Garlic Extract™.

All garlic supplements have some nutritional value. However, powders and oils contain little or no water-soluble compounds which may be essential to obtain some of the key benefits of garlic. Garlic powders and oils contain some beneficial oil-soluble sulfur compounds. However, these compounds also have a pungent garlic odor as well as harsh, oxidizing side effects. Even though these products may claim to be deodorized, the garlic odor is just masked by chemical or sugar coatings. When the capsules or tablets dissolve, garlic body odor results.

Kyolic odorless Aged Garlic Extract, on the other hand, is truly the only odorless garlic supplement. The exclusive aging process eliminates garlic odor and harsh side effects. Moreover, Kyolic contains various antioxidant properties and is the only antioxidant garlic supplement available.

Kyolic is also standardized with SAC (S-Allyl Cysteine), a beneficial water-soluble sulfur containing compound which is characteristic of Aged Garlic Extract.

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David Kessler

expert_david_kessler“Every time a baby is born, God has decided that the world will continue. In the same way, every day you wake up, you’ve been given another day of life to experience. When was the last time you fully experienced that day? We all live under the stars, but do we look up at the sky? Do we really touch and taste life, do we see and feel the extraordinary, especially in the ordinary?”

David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers on death and grieving today, reaching hundreds of thousands of people through his books. “On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief through the Five Stages of Loss is co-authored with the legendary Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. David also co-authored with Kübler-Ross, “Life Lessons: Two Experts on Death and Dying Teach us about the Mysteries of Life and Living.” David considers it an honor and privilege to have worked so closely with Elisabeth for ten years and to be with her during her passing.

David has helped thousands of men, women and children face life and death with peace, dignity and courage. His experiences have taken him from Auschwitz concentration camp to Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying Destitute in Calcutta. His services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illnesses. He also worked with Anthony Perkins, Michael Landon and industrialist Armand Hammer when they faced their own deaths.

His volunteer work includes serving as a member of the Red Cross Mental Health Disaster Team and as a Specialist Reserve Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, on its trauma team. He also is chairperson for the Hospital Association of Southern California Palliative Care Committee.

His work has been discussed in the “Los Angeles Times,” the “New York Times,” “Business Week” and “Life Magazine,” and has been featured on CNN-Cross Fire, NBC, MSNBC, PBS, and “Entertainment Tonight.” He has written for the Boston Globe and The SF Chronicle. He has also been interviewed on “Oprah & Friends” and now writes book reviews for The Los Angeles Times. He is a featured Grief and Loss expert on Oprah.com and AOL Health Expert.

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New Method Wellness

expert_deanna_jordanAbout the Clinical Director:

DeAnna Jordan has always been committed to helping those in recovery. She has worked in recovery services for over 20 years, specializing in the maintenance of healthy relationships.

DeAnna received her bachelors’ degree from University of California in Irvine and did her post-graduate work at Centaur University. In Centaur’s Chemical Dependency program, DeAnna graduated in the top 1% of her class with CAADAC certification and became a talented and respected drug abuse counselor at New Method Wellness.

DeAnna is available to comment on all addiction related issues as well as relationship building and marital problems.

About New Method Wellness

Situated in beautiful San Juan Capistrano, California, the New Method Wellness center for addiction treatment opened its doors in 2006. With a reputation for exemplary care and proven methods they provide intervention, detox, primary care, dual diagnosis, trauma treatment and extended aftercare assist individuals in their successful recovery from addiction and co-occurring disorders through structured, individually tailored treatment programs of counseling, group therapy, substance abuse education, optional 12-step meetings, family groups, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, life-skills training, guided imagery, EMDR and neurofeedback.

New Method Wellness is composed of Hippa certified staff members whose every day goal is to help get the people that enter their facility the help and care that they need. Unlike other treatment teams the staff at New Method Wellness makes a life-long guarantee that upon completion of the program they will provide attentive after- care to all alumni who seek it.

Taking a holistic approach, the staff provides extensive therapeutic advances are combined with methodologies like yoga, meditation, equine therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, nutritional counseling and exercise programs.

The facilities are beautifully appointed, luxury, gender-specific sober living homes providing a serene space where clients can focus on their recovery in a stress-free, comforting and supported environment. With all that is provided individuals have a chance at finding the refuge and assistance from their addictions that they so desperately seek. New Method Wellness has been featured on Dr. Phil and National Geographic.

Visit the website http://www.newmethodwellness.com/

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Marc Kern, Ph.D.

Dr. Kern received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology (Alliant) in 1982. Since 1983 he has been providing clients with groundbreaking, evidence-based flexible treatment. Dr. Kern is one of the founding board members of Moderation Management and SMART Recovery and coauthored the authoritative moderate drinking book “Responsible Drinking.”

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Adi Jaffe, Ph.D

Dr. Jaffe is a UCLA trained addiction expert who serves as one of Psychology Today’s leading addiction authors. Dr. Jaffe received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Even before he graduatedDr. Jaffe’s name had become known through his online and academic writing. His views on addiction and his research on the topic have been published in dozens of journals and online publications and he has appeared on several television shows and documentaries discussing current topics in addiction and the problem of addiction as a whole.Dr. Jaffe also teaches courses at UCLA and the California State University in Long Beach that address addiction specifically or biological psychology and behavioral neuroscience more generally. As Alternatives Director of Research,Dr. Jaffe’s goal is to harness the latest research and monitoring tools to make Alternatives the most successful and science-based addiction treatment provider in the world.

http://addictionalternatives.com/alternatives-addiction-treatment/dr-adi-jaffe-story/

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Dr. John Sharp

John Sharp, M.D. is a psychiatrist specializing in the integrated psychotherapy and psycho-pharmacologic treatment of attention deficit, mood, and anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults. Dr. Sharp maintains an active private practice in Boston and Los Angeles. He is a member of the Medical Staff at Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and he is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Also, Dr. Sharp is the Executive Medical Director of Bridges to Recovery (www.bridgestorecovery.com), a residential center specializing in the treatment of mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and trauma based disorders, chronic pain, relationship issues, and personality disorders.

In Dr. Sharp’s new book The Emotional Calendar, he reveals how environmental, psychological, and cultural forces profoundly affect the way we feel, and how the enduring effects of personal anniversaries can affect our moods and behavior year after year. Dr. Sharp also illustrates a wide range of individual responses to cultural phenomena: some people feel anxious at the start of a new school year or are undone by the prospect of tax season while others are buoyed by the start of a sports season. Dr. Sharp shows us how to recognize the milestones on our own emotional calendars, providing guidance for how to break stifling patterns and remedy destructive moods. This empathetic and deeply resonant book will help readers reach emotional balance for the years ahead.

Dr. Sharp has been recognized as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He is a recipient of the A.P.A.’s Nancy C.A. Roeske Award of Excellence in Medical Education. He is a standing Member of the Examining Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc.

Dr. Sharp has appeared on the TODAY Show and has been featured in E! News, Hollyscoop.com, Yahoo!, AOL News, Psychology Today, and other media.

John Sharp, M.D. is a psychiatrist specializing in the integrated psychotherapy and psycho-pharmacologic treatment of attention deficit, mood, and anxiety disorders in adolescents and adults. Dr. Sharp maintains an active private practice in Boston and Los Angeles. He is a member of the Medical Staff at Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and he is on faculty at Harvard Medical School and the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles. Also, Dr. Sharp is the Executive Medical Director of Bridges to Recovery (www.bridgestorecovery.com), a residential center specializing in the treatment of mental health issues such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and trauma based disorders, chronic pain, relationship issues, and personality disorders. In Dr. Sharp’s new book The Emotional Calendar, he reveals how environmental, psychological, and cultural forces profoundly affect the way we feel, and how the enduring effects of personal anniversaries can affect our moods and behavior year after year. Dr. Sharp also illustrates a wide range of individual responses to cultural phenomena: some people feel anxious at the start of a new school year or are undone by the prospect of tax season while others are buoyed by the start of a sports season. Dr. Sharp shows us how to recognize the milestones on our own emotional calendars, providing guidance for how to break stifling patterns and remedy destructive moods. This empathetic and deeply resonant book will help readers reach emotional balance for the years ahead. Dr. Sharp has been recognized as Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and The Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He is a recipient of the A.P.A.’s Nancy C.A. Roeske Award of Excellence in Medical Education. He is a standing Member of the Examining Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. Dr. Sharp has appeared on the TODAY Show and has been featured in E! News, Hollyscoop.com, Yahoo!, AOL News, Psychology Today, and other media.

http://www.johnsharpmd.com

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Dr. Steven Masley

Steven Masley, M.D. is a fellow certified physician and nutritionist, author, speaker, and award-winning patient educator. His research focuses on the impact of lifestyle choices on aging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cognitive function, and weight control. His passion is empowering people to achieve optimal health through comprehensive medical assessments and lifestyle changes.

Dr. Masley is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida, and he teaches programs at Eckerd College and the University of Tampa. In 2010, he received the physician Health Care Hero award by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Dr. Masley sees patients from across North America at the Masley Optimal Health Center in St Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Masley has published several health books, including Ten Years Younger, and numerous scientific articles. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, the Today Show, plus over 250 media interviews.

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Chris Donaghue – Sex Expert

Christopher Donaghue is a sexuality expert specializing in the sexuality spectrum and addictive behaviors such as sexual compulsivity/sex addiction, as well as mood and relational intimacy disorders. He has dedicated his professional life to helping people reclaim control of their sex lives through intense individual and group therapy sessions. Having received his Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Temple University, Chris is currently finishing a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

He trained in couples and sex therapy at Florida’s Post Graduate Sex Therapy training program, UCLA, and the Center for Health Sex. Currently, Chris specializes in couples and sex therapy, as well as running sex addiction, love addiction and sexuality group therapy at The Hills Treatment Center.  He is  also the former Program Director at La Ventana Rehab’s Sexual Addiction Program. He is a member of American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT).

Chris is in the process of writing his first book tentatively called “Sexual Revolution” and is the sexuality expert for the new docu-reality series Bad Sex on Logo. The book focuses on being sex positive, which means challenging our sex phobic and sex negative culture.  It also explores the neurology of sex, acceptance of everything sexual and sexual diversity, acknowledging individual sexuality and natural sexual biology.

Chris grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and currently resides in West Hollywood, California. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook.

http://www.logotv.com/

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Alison Triessl – Criminal Defense Attorney

Alison Triessl, 2009 President of the Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association, exclusively practices criminal defense law specializing in third strike, drug and assault cases. In addition to being one of the top attorney’s in Los Angeles, Alison is the co-founder and CEO of the Pasadena Recovery Center, a 98 bed drug and alcohol treatment center which she co-founded in 2000 with her father, the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom. Vh1′s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” “Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew” and several episodes of A&E’s Intervention were all filmed on site at Pasadena Recovery Center. Alison is the creator of the app Wild About Trial™ which covers between 15 and 20 of the juiciest criminal court cases nationwide and provides up to the minute reports from local reporters in the courtroom and gives you access to court documents and legal commentary. In 2006 Alison was honored as Woman of the Year for Los Angeles County and in the same year received a commendation for Outstanding Community Service from both the Lieutenant Governor and City Attorney.

Alison has appeared on all three national morning shows: The Today Show, Good Morning America and The Early Show. Alison has appeared on all Los Angeles news stations including KTLA, NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, and KCAL, and Dr. Phil. She has provided legal commentary numerous times for CNN-HLN, and appeared on Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, and Jane Velez-Mitchell. She has also provided commentary to the nationally syndicated show Inside Edition. Alison was a primary legal commentator for the Conrad Murray trial for KTLA Channel 5. At present, Alison’s legal commentary can be watched on a nearly weekly basis on CBS’ The Insider’.

Alison Triessl is the creator of the new innovative app and website, Wild About Trial which is available for Androids, iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The app covers trials in a fresh way by tweeting, and live streaming the nations most riveting and controversial trials right from the courthouse. Wild About Trial is changing the way that trials are being covered. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Alison is a devoted wife and mother.

www.alisontriessllaw.com

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