S7 E5 – Unveiling The AI Revolution In Plastic Surgery With Dr. Hani Sinno

Is plastic surgery the latest sector to be engulfed by the AI revolution, from the latest TikTok filters to other AI-generated images? TikTok boasts thousands of filters capable of altering eye color, rejuvenating appearance, or smoothing facial features, among others. These AI enhancements offer a glimpse into potential real-life changes through plastic surgery. But what ramifications will AI’s ultimate impact have on the field of plastic surgery?

Dr. Hani Sinno, an esteemed plastic and cosmetic surgeon located in Montreal, provides a transformative experience at his upscale clinic, Victoria Park Medispa. Influenced by his experiences witnessing the repercussions of war-related injuries, Dr. Sinno specializes in reconstructive surgery, with a focus on aiding breast cancer survivors. Renowned for his dedication to achieving natural-looking results and prioritizing patient-centered care, he has become a highly sought-after authority in procedures such as rhinoplasty and facelifts. With extensive training from McGill University and Harvard, Dr. Sinno’s blend of expertise and compassionate approach has consistently placed him among Canada’s leading plastic surgeons for over five years.

Please join Lauren and Dr. Sinno for a lively discussion about: how AI is transforming/influencing plastic surgery; is AI leading to body dysmorphia where people can no longer see the difference between real and fake?; how Dr. Sinno balances patient requests with what would work best for them aesthetically; if patients now have extreme requests from AI filters; the most current trends Dr. Sinno now sees in his practice; other ways in which social media and social media filters affect plastic surgery, and more.

Show Notes

Website: drhanisinno.com

Instagram: @drhanisinno

YouTube: youtube.com/HaniSinno

Facebook: facebook.com/drhanisinno

S7 E4 – Eat This (Not That) Skin Health Edition with Leigh Brandon

The skin is the body’s largest organ. It serves as a protective barrier between our internal organs and the outside world. Despite its vital role in maintaining our overall health and well-being, we tend to abuse it the most. And it’s not just sun, environmental aggressors and skincare that damage the skin either. It’s also what we are putting into our bodies that’s reflecting on the outside.

Leigh Brandon boasts over twenty years of expertise as a functional medicine practitioner and a renowned authority on skin health. His profound journey from grappling with severe cystic acne to emerging as a prominent advocate for holistic wellness is evident in his book titled “Eliminate Adult Acne for Good.” This comprehensive guide offers invaluable insights into enhancing skin health from the inside out, reflecting Brandon’s dedication to empowering individuals on their path to clear and radiant skin.

As an author, podcaster, and esteemed member of The CHEK Institute Faculty, Leigh Brandon disseminates his expertise worldwide, encouraging individuals to adopt an integrated approach to health and wellness. Through his various platforms, Leigh inspires audiences globally to prioritize holistic well-being and embark on a journey towards optimal health.

Join Lauren and Leigh as they engage in a discussion about: why a skin-friendly diet is not one-size-fits-all; what we should NOT be eating for optimal skin health; what we SHOULD be eating, why mindset is so important; Leigh’s own journey with skin health and how it effected him personally; the four main causes of adult acne and how to take steps today to improve your skin.

Show Notes:

Book: Eliminating Adult Acne For Good

Website: eliminateadultacne.com

YouTube: youtube.com/@adultacnepodcast

Facebook: facebook.com/eliminateadultacne

Instagram: @adultacnepod

X: @AdultAcnePod



S7 E3 How To Get Deep Sleep Without Medication in Midlife with Morgan Adams

We have touched on sleep before but it still eludes many of us in midlife. So we can always learn more! Even if we have tried to improve our sleep hygiene, bedtime routines and have done “all the things” we can still become desperate. Therefore, some of us have turned to sleeping pills and aids which can become highly addictive. So what are the alternatives?

Morgan Adams is a transformative holistic sleep coach who empowers women to conquer their battle with sleepless nights, without reliance on sleep medications. She guides them in rekindling their relationship with sleep, paving the way for less stressful and more fulfilling days. Having struggled herself with insomnia and dependency on prescription sleeping pills for almost a decade, she knows intimately the profound impact sleep has on one’s quality of life.

Join Lauren and Morgan as they talk about: the disadvantages of sleeping pills; evidence-based alternatives; the pros and cons of sleep trackers; the importance of morning and evening routines and what they look like; 3 impactful and free ways to improve your sleep; the constructive worry technique; and why sleep divorces, while popular, are not always the best solution.

Show Notes:

Website: morganadamswellness.com

Free “Sleep Reset” Mini Course: morganadamswellness.com/sleepresetsolution

Instagram: @morganadams.wellness

S7 E2 – What Fresh Hell Is This? Menopause and Your Skin With Helen Marray-Finlay

Did you know 50+ million women in the US and nearly 1 billion globally are expected to experience menopause by 2025? If you are a woman in midlife, you already know how much menopause can wreak havoc on many aspects of your life both physically and emotionally. But what does it do specifically to our skin? It goes beyond sagging and crepiness. It can affect your confidence. Luckily because this is now recognized as a booming sector, there are many new skincare products on and entering the market daily. But do they work?

Helen Marray-Finlay is a highly accomplished Hollywood makeup artist, skincare expert and menopause advocate with over 20 years of experience. Her portfolio includes blockbuster movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and TV shows including Parks & Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, Barry and The Goldbergs.

In 2020 Helen founded Finlay+Green, driven by her personal experience and frustration with the lack of effective options for menopausal women specifically tailored for their needs. In August of 2023 Finlay+Green launched their skin revitalizing moisturizer to address the unique needs of skin during the menopausal transition.

Please join Lauren and Helen as they discuss: what menopause does to our skin; why today’s youth are so afraid of aging; the ways menopause can affect our mental health and confidence; ways in which we feel good in our skin and remain body positive; what we can do for anti-aging prevention; makeup tips for midlife; and recommended resources for discussing menopause with loved ones.

Enjoy a discount! Use the code “FNT20” for 20% off at Finlay+Green

Show Notes:

Website: finlayandgreen.com

Instagram: @finlayandgreen

Instagram: @helenmarrayfinlay

Let’s Talk Menopause: letstalkmenopause.org


S7 E1 – How AI Can Bridge The Gap Between Our Lifespan And Healthspan

According to the latest research, life expectancy has risen dramatically, increasing 26 years since the mid-20th century. However our healthspan (healthy years free of disease) has not followed suit. There is a significant gap between our lifespan and healthspan driven by the pandemic of chronic diseases afflicting a growing aging population.

The current overburdened and reactive health care system is compounding this lag in quality of life, where health risks linger for years and are detected late. The age-old quest for healthy longevity begins with predictive healthcare. And while AI may seem a bit scary to us GenXers, its potential could prove very helpful when it comes to analyzing biomarkers on healthspan and longevity.

Jim Kean CEO of Molecular You, is a pioneering senior tech executive with a focus on innovative, disruptive, consumer-oriented health and wellness digital experiences. The consistent theme: creating user delight, loyalty, and retention while fundamentally re-engineering the cost of delivery. He founded WellnessFx and played a significant role in online health communities as President of Sapient Health Network, which later merged with WebMD.

Join Lauren and Jim as they examine: how we can feel more at ease with AI; how AI can help with our healthcare; how IA is it being used right now; how AI can help bridge the gap between healthspan and longevity; how AI’s role is shifting from reactive healthcare to proactive healthcare; how Molecular You assess an individual’s distinct blood profile to anticipate potential health risks and catch chronic diseases early; how blood test results should be used; success stories using AI in healthcare and so much more.

If we are living to be centenarians, wouldn’t those extra years be better if we were to age well and not just age?

Show Notes:

Website: molecularyou.com

News: globenewswire.com

Instagram: instagram.com/molecularyou

LinkedIn: ca.linkedin.com/company/molecular-you

Facebook: facebook.com/molecularyoucorp

S6 E15 The Importance Of Skin Cycling With Dr. Simran Sethi

Skin cycling? What is that? And is it really important as we age? In a nutshell, skin cycling is taking a cyclical approach to your facial skincare routine by using specific products on different days to regenerate the skin and improves skin quality. It’s actually not that difficult but needs some explaining. And once you understand it, you will want to approach your skincare this way.

Dr. Simran Sethi has practiced Internal Medicine for over 16 years. Not only is she a doctor, she also has her MBA from Wharton. Her background as an internist has given her a strong foundation in understanding the essentials in achieving and maintaining optimal health from the inside out. Dr. Sethi’s mission with RenewMD and her skin by Dr. Simran Sethi line is to empower women who have struggled with the right skincare products and treatments for skin and to celebrate their complexion rather than working against it.

Please join Lauren and Dr. Sethi as they discuss: skin cycling and why it’s a hot topic lately; how one skin cycles; why skin cycling is important for middle-aged skin; what skin fasting is and how it differs form skin cycling; how you can tell what is causing irritation and inflammation; how her skin by Dr. Simran Sethi line is different; and so much more.

Show Notes:

Renew MD Med Spa renewmdwellness.com

skin by Dr. Simran Sethi skinbydrsethi.com

Instagam @skinbydrsethi




S6 E14 Discussing The Tween Anti-Aging Skincare Phenomenon with Flyte.70

Did you know that girls as young as 10 are walking into Sephora and buying anti-aging skincare products that are meant for our skin? “Why?” you might ask. Because they have seen their peers unboxing and using them on TikTok. So now it’s trendy to buy Drunk Elephant Bronzing Drops with peptides for $34 or Dior Lip Glow Oil for $40 or even Summer Fridays Midnight Ritual Retinol Renewal Serum for $69! Yes, tweens are putting anti-aging retinols and Vitamin C’s and other acids on their face because it’s trendy and aspirational, but it’s also hurting their skin.

Why are we as middle aged women told to embrace aging and yet teens fear it? How did we get here?

Elena Frankel and Carolyn Barber are the founders of Flyte.70, a beauty brand that focuses on grown-up skin. They believe life is about embracing, not fighting, change and that we are as youthful as we feel…not by the numbers on our birthday cake. They understand that no matter how many layers of full-coverage concealer or contour sticks we apply, we won’t magically transform into our 20-year-old selves and that we need to be okay with that.

Join Lauren, Elena and Carolyn as they discuss: what lead to this irrational fear of aging; if TikTok or parents are driving the bus; who is paying for this expensive skincare and why; how stores might deal with this (if they can) and calm the dopamine needs of our tweens and teens; how we can talk some sense into teenage girls to not buy into the hype; how teens are ruining their skin; ingredients teens needs to stay away from, and so much more.

Show Notes:

Website: flyte70.com

S6 E13 How Environmental Pollutants Are Affecting Our Health with Clayton Thomas

Why are we getting sicker today than we did even a mere 30 years ago? Have you ever stopped to think why severe allergies, autoimmune diseases and pretty much every illness you can think of is on the rise? In this episode we are going to get to the “root” of what’s making us sick and how to improve our health and overall well-being. Spoiler alert: in a nutshell it all boils down to environmental pollutants and toxins.

Clayton Thomas is the co-founder of ROOT Wellness, a social sharing community focused on foundations of wellness; host of The Green Edition health and wellness show; and founder of The ROOT Brands®. His 25 years of health and wellness experience includes developing business models of analytical testing in medical practices to improve the quality of care by identifying risks of the big three diseases: diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. The ROOT Brands produces products that are non-GMO, organic, vegan, gluten-free, and safe for everyone, including children and professional athletes, to help people detoxify, strengthen the gut, and focus the mind.

Join Lauren and Clayton for this lively discussion where they examine: how environmental pollutants are affecting our health; why detoxification, gut health and focus are vital and why it is so hard to strike a balance to achieve all three at the same time; what the challenge is with gut health today; how long it takes to detoxify and heal the gut; the surprising toxins in our clothing; the first steps to eliminate toxins from your diet; the best way to achieve a day full of focus and productivity especially as we age; what we should do to help eliminate stress specifically in today’s volatile climate; and a bit about The ROOT Brands and how it helps you regain health and beauty from the inside out.

Show Notes:

Website: therootbrands.com/product

Instagram: @therootbrands_

YouTube: youtube.com/TheROOTBrands

S6 E12 Mitigating Migraines in Midlife With Dr. Fred Cohen

Did you know women are more susceptible to migraines than men? Nearly 28 million women in the US suffer from migraines. Fluctuating estrogen levels, pregnancies, and other lifestyle factors can trigger headaches and migraines in women. Migraines are one of the world’s most common health conditions yet it can be very hard to treat since the triggers and affects are different for every sufferer. Thankfully treatments have come a long way in recent years.

Dr. Fred Cohen is one of the few headache specialists in the country trained in both Internal Medicine and Headache Medicine. As a life-long migraine sufferer himself, Dr. Cohen’s research interests include treatments for chronic migraine and evaluating the epidemiology, burden and impact of migraines to help the 37 million of Americans who suffer from them.

Join Lauren and Dr. Cohen as they discuss: what a migraine is and what it isn’t; the symptoms of migraines; why women are more susceptible to migraines than men; how menopause can bring on migraines; treatments to alleviate headaches and migraines in women; what can trigger a headache or migraine; tips to prevent migraines; the economic impact of migraines and so much more.

Show Notes:

Website: https://www.fredcohenmd.com/

Instagram: @fredcohenmd

TikTok: @fredcohenmd

X: fredcohenmd


S6 E11 What You Need To Know About Midlife Food Allergies With Dr. Gill Hart

Can you suddenly develop food allergies in midlife? You bet! As we age, our immune system may weaken naturally (not to mention our out-of-whack hormones) which may be why you’re suddenly struggling with foods you were always able to eat before. But maybe what you are experiencing is actually a food intolerance and not a food allergy. It can be difficult to differentiate between the two. And we need to, because in order to feel our best, it’s important to know which foods to avoid.

Dr. Gill Hart is a PhD Biochemist and the Scientific Director at YorkTest Laboratories. Her passion for science and helping people improve their health has guided her entire career. From managing a hospital hormone testing lab to developing unique “at home” fertility tests for men and women. Since 2005 she has been with YorkTest where her food sensitivity testing came to be. She says seeing the difference that it makes to everyday lives is the pinnacle of her career.

YorkTest Laboratories Inc pioneered the first IgG based food sensitivity in the 90’s, and can boast that as of today, they have tested over half a million people.

Listen as Lauren and Dr. Hart talk about: the main differences between food allergies and food intolerance; why it seems food allergies on are the rise; the age range when food allergies and intolerances typically develop; if both can change as you get older; the most common food allergies and food intolerances in middle aged women; how our hormones impact our reactions to certain foods; the most common symptoms of both food allergies and food intolerances in middle aged women; and the best ways to manage food allergies and intolerances in our daily lives.

Show Notes:

Website: www.yorktest.com/us/

Instagram: @yorktestusa

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/yorktest-laboratories