S6 E5 Why An Integrative Approach Is The Key To Better Aging With Dr. Russak

Want to be the best version of you as you age? I think we all do, but we have been masking aging for centuries. Thankfully, with the advancement of science and technology our understanding of aging is changing and evolving. If you want to learn how to have to a hand in your own aging process and learn how to reverse aging and repair the damage we have done, you are going to want to listen to this episode.

Guest, Dr. Julie Russak, is a board-certified dermatologist who is focused on regenerative aging. Dr. Russak’s Wellness Program and integrative approach benefits women particularly in menopause. Unlike most dermatologists who focus on the external (skin), she goes within recognizing that aging picks up speed in menopause and that internal metabolic stress reflects on your skin.

Join Lauren and Dr. Russak as they examine: what Regenerative Aesthetics is and why she feels it’s the future of dermatology; why this approach is more beneficial for those over 40; what “intentional aging” is and how it ties into regenerative aesthetics; what is the process of intercellular aging and what it means; how holistic nutrition plays into better aging; how to have the ability to rest your cells to a more youthful state through nutrition; why nutrition is even more important in perimenopause and menopause and so much more.

Show Notes

Dr. Russak website: russakplus.com

Dr. Russak’s Anti-Aging Wellness Program: Russak Anti Aging Wellness Program

Instagram: @russakderm

LinkedIn: linkin.bio/russakderm



S6 E4 How Being In Love Can Help Our Aging Skin With Dr. Nicole Hayre

If you want to recapture that fresh-faced youthful, radiant glow, love just may be the drug you’re looking for. Yes, popular skincare ingredients like Bakuchiol, squalane, green tea, vitamin C, etc. are helping aging skin, but board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Nicole Hayre is taking a different approach. She uncovered a new patent-pending ingredient that she believes is going to be a game-changer in the skincare industry!

She discovered that high levels of oxytocin (aka the “love hormone”) in the body, has positive effects on the skin at the cellular level, resulting in glowing, youthful healthy skin. She found that the higher the oxytocin level was in someone’s skin, the better they looked for their age. This discovery was so revolutionary that she was asked to speak at the United Nations on her findings. Now she has a range of skincare products called Cutocin which are formulated with a patent-pending ingredient that mimics the effects on of oxytocin in the skin resulting in a healthier, younger-looking appearance.

Join Lauren and Dr. Hayre as they discuss: Dr. Hayre’s background in skincare; what led her to research the effect oxytocin has on the skin; her findings through this research; how to increase our oxytocin levels even if we are not “in love”; her discovery of the patent-pending Sheperd’s Purse and how she integrated it into her skincare line Cutocin; what it was like creating a skincare line; what’s next for her brand; the skincare concerns that she is seeing most from her patients; and what services they are asking for most.

Show Notes

Dr. Nicole Hayre website: https://cosmetic-dermatology-center.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnicolehayre

Cutocin Skincare: https://cutocin.com/




S6 E3 Aging Smart and Aging Well With Beth Battaglino Of HealthyWomen

Yes, aging is a fact of life, yet, for most women there is still a negative stigma associated with getting older. What can we all do to help change the conversation and learn to celebrate this time in our lives? The short answer is taking care our ourselves! It all boils down to cutting through the messaging which has been confusing at best and putting ourselves first. That begins with advocating for our own health so we can age smart and age well.

Beth Battaglino, RN is a women’s health expert and the CEO of HealthyWomen which connects and empowers millions of women in midlife across the country. They are the nation’s leading nonprofit educating and empowering women to make decisions about their health care.

Join Lauren and Beth as they have a refreshing conversation about: how we can age differently (and better) than our parents; ways in which osteoporosis is preventable; other preventable health issues for women; how to prepare and talk to your healthcare provider; where to find the resources you need to take control of your midlife health; the possible ramifications of not taking your health seriously; and how to truly celebrate this wonderful chapter of your life. This is a conversation you will NOT want to miss.

Show Notes

HealthyWomen: https://www.healthywomen.org

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthywomenorg


S6 E2 What To Do About Midlife Burnout with Dr. Haley Perlus

Women in midlife are burned out like never before. Mix being the sandwich generation (the meat between children and aging parents), menopause, slowly coming out of a pandemic, the economy, etc., mixed with generally not putting ourselves first and it’s a recipe for total and complete burnout. Something has to give. But what?

Dr. Haley Perlus knows what it takes to overcome barriers and achieve peak performance. She was an elite alpine ski racer who went on to get her PhD in sports psychology. Now she works with individuals and teams to mange and expand their energy capacity while increasing resilience, focus and drive. She is a highly sought-after keynote speaker, professor, author and consultant. She is also a midlife woman who knows a lot about the subject of midlife burnout.

Please join Lauren and Dr. Perlus as they talk about: what burnout is (and isn’t); why women seem extra burned out these days; the difference between burnout and depression; signs we are in burnout mode; what we can do to avoid burnout; what can happen if we ignore the warning signs and continue to burn the candle at both ends; if burnout is more prevalent in certain stages of life; what factors may increase midlife burnout; and if we burnout more easily as we age. It’s a fascinating and illuminating discussion.

Show Notes

Website: drhaleyperlus.com

Twitter: twitter.com/sportpsychology

YouTube: Dr. Haley Perlus



S6 E1 The Importance Of Skin Cycling With Madhavi Gavini

If you spend any time on TikTok or the interwebs you might have noticed a lot of talk about “skin cycling.” It seems to be the hot skincare trend, but what is it? Essentially it means rather than applying the same products to your skin every day, you apply them with “rest days” so that your skin can repair itself after using certain active ingredients (like retinol). This process can help prevent irritation and inflammation. Confused? In this episode Madhavi Gavini breaks it down.

Madhavi Gavini is the founder and CEO of Droplette (a device that transforms skincare ingredients capsules into a powerful micro-mist, allowing for the delivery of skincare deep within the skin). A mathematician by training she holds degrees form MIT & Johns Hopkins. Her background is more scientific but she found herself discovering some breakthrough skincare technologies and is now an expert in the field.

Join Lauren and Madhavi as they discuss: how she came to be working in skincare devices, why so many skincare products don’t actually work, what skin cycling is, how skin cycling works, the benefits of skin cycling for aging skin, what happens to the skin if you don’t skin cycle, how skin cycling fits in with in-office procedures, how to start skin cycling, how to fit skin cycling into your existing routine, and so much more!

By the end of the episode you will not only understand skin cycling but you will be armed and ready to try it!

Show Notes

Droplette: https://droplette.io

Instagram: instagram.com/dropletteinc

Read: What Is ‘Skin Cycling,’ and Should You Try It?



S5 E15 – Cutting Through The Confusion About Menopause With Dr. Kelly Casperson

Yes, women are finally talking about perimenopause and menopause but with so much information (and misinformation) coming from every direction these days, it’s hard to decipher the truth from fiction. And social media only adds to the confusion. Dr. Kelly Casperson has become a trusted source on the subject.

Dr. Casperson is a urologic surgeon, author, sex educator and podcaster whose mission is empowering women to live their best lives. Yes she’s a sex educator but she is also extremely knowledgeable and vocal about the topic of menopause. She’s an engaging and humorous storyteller which makes her all the more approachable and relatable…like talking to a super smart girlfriend. Her podcast “You Are Not Broken” consistently ranks in the top 10 in the Apple “sexuality” category.

Join Lauren and Dr. Casperson for a lively discussion about: why there is so much confusion around the topics of perimenopause and menopause; what’s actually happening to our bodies when we go through menopause; Dr. Casperson’s thoughts on bioidentical vs. HRT when it comes to treatments; the real story about the link of HRT to breast cancer (hint: it has been debunked); when is the optimal time to start hormone replacement therapy and when it’s too late; other benefits of estrogen; is testosterone right for you; Dr. Casperson’s belief that the term “all-natural” is a weapon used against women to keep us in our place; the NYTimes article that has the experts cheering; and so much more.

Show Notes

Dr. Kelly Casperson kellycaspersonmd.com

Podcast: You Are Not Broken

Book: You Are Not Broken: Stop “Should-ing” All Over Your Sex Life

Instagram: instagram.com/kellycaspersonmd

NYTimes Women Have Benn Mislead About Menopause

Book mentioned by Dr. Casperson: Estrogen Matters: Why Taking Hormones in Menopause Can Improve Women’s Well-Being and Lengthen Their Lives — Without Raising the Risk of Breast Cancer

Podcast Dr. Casperson recommends: Health By Heather Hirsch


S5 E14 The Madonna Effect: Ageism and Plastic Surgery With Dr. David Kashan

When Madonna presented at this year’s Grammy Awards she went viral. Not because of what she said, but because of how she looked. The flood of negative comments was about her very noticeable plastic surgery. Madonna said days later she was “caught in the glare of ageism and misogyny the permeates the world we live in.” And she’s right. It’s her life, her choice. But the debate continues over what did she do to her face exactly. Listen to this episode where Lauren speaks with renowned New York plastic surgeon Dr. David Kashan to get to the bottom of not only what Madonna probably had done, but how to get the results you want should you decide to go under the knife.

Join Lauren and Dr. Kashan as they discuss the procedures he likes doing the most, what he thinks Madonna had done, why everyone is freaking out about her, how she is handling the blowback, what he would have done differently, what he does if a patient won’t listen to his advice and suggestions, how he approaches facial aging, how he handles patients who might be scared of being overfilled or looking frozen, and so much more.

Note: We are in no way bashing Madonna in this episode, in fact we both love and respect her and feel people should do whatever they want when it comes to their own bodies with no repercussions. As Madonna who has never shied away from public opinion said, “I have never apologized for any of the creative choices I have made nor the way I look or dress and I am not going to start.”

Show Notes

Dr. David Kashan

55 Bryant Ave, Roslyn, NY 11576

(516) 515-9267



S5 E13 How Skin Icing Can Give You Back That Youthful Glow with Alina Mehrle

If you’ve seen those TikTok’s or videos with people jumping in snow in swimsuits or taking ice cold baths, they aren’t necessarily crazy. There is actually something to it. While you might not be game for either, you might seriously consider cryotherapy (skin icing) facial treatments. Before you grab an ice cube from the freezer, listen to this episode where Lauren interviews Alina Merhrle, founder of the innovative skincare company, AMEŌN .

Alina has pioneered a cutting edge 3-step cyroritual with five core products activated by Frozen Essence to awaken and unveil youthful, dewy, glowing and clear skin. Alina shares her fascinating backstory and how she came to create AMEŌN out of necessity. She was diagnosed with breast cancer at 30 and after going through 8 rounds of chemotherapy her skin was left dehydrated and fragile. She spent 2 years developing these formulas that have healing benefits as well as making skin glow.

Join Lauren and Alina as they talk about Alina’s background and why she wanted to start AMEŌN , the challenges she has had to overcome, how being a cancer survivor has impacted her life today, the ice cult movement, how cyrotherapy is an affordable luxury, how we can turn our skin around in midlife and what a “Signature Sculpting Facial” is and how it is beneficial.

Show Notes

Website: ameonskin.com

Instagram: @ameon.skin

S5 E12 What We Can Do To De-Age Internally and Externally With Jan Marini

There is a lot of debate today about the control we actually have over the aging process … and it can be really confusing. Jan Marini, founder of Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. has been in the professional skincare market for over 40 years. Not only is she one of the most respected names in professional skin care, she has formed associations with some of the world’s leading physicians and research scientists to develop cutting edge solutions to today’s most common skin concerns.

In this episode Lauren and Jan discuss: the general position today among cutting edge researchers regarding aging both internally and externally; how we actually age now; if we can control aging now or if we need to wait for some drug far off into the future; what we can do today to limit or reduce the aging process; how diet affects our aging; if intermittent fasting helps with the aging process; how supplementation can help with aging, anti-aging drugs; and how we can “de-age” our skin now.

Show Notes

Website: janmarini.com

Instagram: janmariniskinresearch

Facebook: JanMariniSkinResearch


S5 E11 Why You Should Resolve to Go Damp and Not Dry In January with Georgia Foster

Millions of us do it every new year. We make resolutions like losing weight, getting in shape and/or going completely dry for the month of January. And then? We break them and feel like failures. Join Lauren and world-renowned hypnotherapist Georgia Foster as they talk about how much more successful a “damp” January is versus a “dry” one. She makes an excellent argument on the benefits of how to reduce alcohol consumption without giving it up entirely (which she says is not tenable for most people.)

In this podcast episode Lauren and Georgia talk about what a “Damp January” is and what it looks like, why people drink too much, our inner critic and how help silence it, what a “pleaser” drinking style is, what a “perfectionist” drinker style is, why willpower doesn’t work, how hypnosis can help, and tips for drinking less and shifting your emotional state.

Show Notes

Website: georgiafoster.com

Book: Drink Less in 7 Days by Georgia Foster

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgiafoster/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/georgiafosterofficial/