Posted by Elena del Valle on December 13, 2017
Lucas Puente, economist, Thumbtack
Photo: Lucas Puente
A podcast interview with Lucas Puente, economist, Thumbtack, is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, he discusses 2017 Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness Survey with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.
Lucas studies Thumbtack's marketplace dynamics and the policy challenges facing small service businesses. Passionate about using data to better understand the American economy, Lucas’ previous research topics include decision making at the Federal Reserve and the role of technology in the contemporary labor market. He has a master's degree and Ph.D. from Stanford University and is a graduate of the University of Georgia.
To listen to the interview, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Lucas Puente” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the December 2017 section of the podcast archive.
Posted by Elena del Valle on December 6, 2017
Linda Adams and Abby Curnow-Chavez, contributing authors, The Loyalist Team
Photos: Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez
A podcast interview with authors Linda Adams and Abby Curnow-Chavez is available in the Podcast Section of Hispanic Marketing & Public Relations, HispanicMPR.com. During the podcast, they discuss The Loyalist Team with Elena del Valle, host of the HispanicMPR.com podcast.
Linda and Abby Curnow-Chavez are contributing authors of The Loyalist Team How Trust, Candor, and Authenticity Create Great Organizations. They honed their expertise inside some of the largest and most powerful businesses operating today. The authors of have led the human resources, talent management, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness functions of Ford Motor Company, PepsiCo, Accenture, Newmont Mining and Level 3 Communications. Currently, they are two of four partners who comprise The Trispective Group, catering to companies like PetSmart, Equinix, Kaiser Permanente, Hitachi Data Systems, and Vail Resorts.
To listen to the interview, click on the play button below, scroll down until you see “Podcast” on the right hand side, then select “HMPR Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez” and click on the play button below or download the MP3 file to your iPod or MP3 player to listen on the go, in your car or at home from the RSS feed. Some software will not allow flash, which may be necessary for the play button and podcast player. If that is your case, you will need to download the file to play it. To download it, click on the arrow of the recording you wish to copy and save it to disk. The podcast will remain listed in the December 2017 section of the podcast archive.
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Posted by Elena del Valle on December 1, 2017
The Toxin Solution
Photo: Joseph Pizzorno
We are surrounded by invisible toxins that are making us chronically sick. They are in the food we eat, our tap water, household cleaning products and health and beauty aids. “They damage every aspect of our physiological function and play a role in virtually all diseases.” So says Josepth Pizzorno, N.D.
After years of research and clinical work in the medical field and nine months of writing he published The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use Are Destroying Our Health--and what we can do to fix it (HarperOne, $15.99) this year.
In his 280-page hardcover book with lengthy end references, written for a broad audience, he explains how toxins have permeated our lives and proposes a nine week detox program. The book is divided into eight chapters and eight appendices. He explains that toxins are not the only cause of illness, but that they magnify existing issues. They are linked to all chronic diseases such as cancer, dementia, diabetes, and heart disease, he says.
When asked if the average person may affect change to maximize their chances of getting rid of or not be affected by the toxins, he replied by email, “Yes. Paying attention can eliminate 90% of toxins.”
Readers following his eight week plan and a bonus week at the end, he says, may learn how to avoid toxins, boost their defenses by strengthening their detox organs such as the gut, kidneys and liver; and help their bodies excrete and release toxins and repair toxin damage. For example, in the chapter Clean Up Your Gut he discusses nonsteroidal anti-inflamatory drugs, alcohol, high fructose corn syrup and shares information on the correlation between soft-drink consumption and fatty liver disease.
To a question about the source of greatest concern when it comes to toxins the author said, “The surprising answer is arsenic. #1 according to the CDC, which I have independently confirmed looking at a lot of research.”
In the book he says that the average person's detox capacity is severely diminished by the time he or she reaches old age. When asked about the best way to stay ahead of that issue he replied, “Avoiding toxins. Yes, simplistic, but they poison the actual systems we use to get rid of them. Also, optimizing nutritional status helps protect the detox enzymes by helping them work better and be less susceptible to toxin damage.” When asked if there is a facility or retreat he recommends for people unable or unwilling to follow the detox regimen he proposes he replied, “True North. healthpromoting.com/”
Pizzorno is a leading authority on science-based natural and integrative medicine. He founded and served twenty-two years as president of Bastyr University, among the country’s first and largest fully accredited universities of natural medicine. He is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine and Textbook of Natural Medicine. He is a founder and board member of the Institute for Functional Medicine and founder and editor in chief of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, a peer-reviewed journal in integrative medicine. He travels world-wide, consulting, lecturing, and promoting science-based natural medicine.
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