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Episode 208: 04-11-2013

Chinese Cupping Works – Really

Victor Franks, Ph.D., has spent the last 13 years on Fisher Island as a wellness consultant for the captains of industry and finance. Author of AquaBliss: The Zero-Gravity Solution, Dr. Franks is a knowledgeable and clear voice in the jungle of conflicting information regarding your personal health and well-being. He is a Ph.D. in Naturopathic medicine. This week we discuss Chinese Cupping as written up in the Wall Street Journal.

Advances in Autism

Dr. Jeffrey Brosco, professor of Clinical Pediatrics and director of the University of Miami Miller School of MedicineMailman Center for Child Development, will be the guest on this week’s show. Dr. Brosco will discuss autism and the upcoming University of Miami Autism Programs Conference “Advancements in the Treatment of Autism“.

Work Out Like a Pro

Terek Maddox, B.S. Exercise Physiology, is an exercise science/strength and conditioning coach for ESPA Training, Inc., located In South Florida. After a stint with the New York Jets’ Strength and Conditioning Department, Terek returned To Miami to head his own sports-training company For professional athletes in the South Florida area. He currently works with athletes in the NBA and NFL, in addition to high school and collegiate-level athletes training for the next level of their specific sport. Terek is a member of the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification. We discuss his tips for staying in shape like a pro.

Walk In Lauren’s Shoes

Lauren Book, founder of Lauren’s Kids, was a victim of childhood sexual abuse for six years at the hands of her nanny. Armed with the knowledge that 95 percent of sexual abuse is preventable through education, Lauren has worked to turn her horrific personal experience into a vehicle to prevent childhood sexual abuse and heal survivors by starting Lauren’s Kids. Lauren’s Kids encourages victims to “shine a light in dark places” and “shed the shame.” On March 19, Lauren embarked on her fourth annual 1,500-mile Walk in My Shoes education and awareness journey. This year’s Walk kicked off in the Florida Keys. Lauren will crisscross the state, traveling north and across the Panhandle, before concluding in Tallahassee for the Rally in Tally on the steps of Florida’s Historic Capitol on April 23, 2013. This year’s rally will be especially meaningful, as April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and the national 2013 theme is focused on the prevention of child sexual abuse.

One of our first weekly themes was signs of abuse – things like nightmares, regression, sexualized behavior, mood swings, aggression, eating disorders – these are short-term effects of abuse. However, the effects of sexual abuse extend beyond childhood and into survivors’ adult lives. Many adult survivors of child sexual abuse experience low self-esteem, depression, self-injury, lack of trust, re-victimization in abusive adult relationships and flashbacks. Some adult survivors even get into drugs, alcohol dependence or prostitution.

Even as victims go through the healing process of becoming survivors, the abuse they suffered will stay with them for the rest of their lives. We know that prevention is key – 95% of abuse is preventable through awareness and education.

Lauren has made it more than half-way through Walk in My Shoes 2013. She is walking through Ocala, Gainesville and Jacksonville later this week and looking forward to visiting communities in North Florida for the next few weeks.

During the 2013 Walk, Lauren will be highlighting a different key aspect of child sexual abuse each week: Signs; Disclosure and Reporting; Predators: Grooming/Pedophile Tactics; Prevalence and Healing; Effects of Child Sexual Abuse; Youth-Serving Organizations; Education and Prevention. To learn more about Lauren and her annual statewide Walk in My Shoes, visit

We talk to Lauren from the road every week. This week’s topic: Effects of Abuse.

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