Meet the White Sox’s New Top Doc; Best Fats to Fuel your Workout

Episode 17.01 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: Head team physician discusses his role keeping players on fieldDr. Nik Verma from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks about his new role.  Hear how he and the other team physicians at Rush help keep Sox players healthy through the long baseball season.

  • Fellowship Director, Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine at Rush Universitynikhil verma Medical Center
  • Shoulder, Elbow and Knee Surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
  • Head Team Physician for Chicago White Sox & Team Physician for Chicago Bulls and Nazareth Academy
  • Advanced Arthroscopic Reconstructive Techniques and Cartilage Restoration expertise
  • Voted Top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.NewWorld Report and Castle Connolly
  • Associate Editor of the Arthroscopy Journal and Editorial Board Member of Journal of Knee Surgery

Segment Two: Karen Malkin discusses the importance of MCTs- medium chain triglycerides: what are they and why are so many athletes adding them to their fitness plans. We tend to think carbohydrates give us the most energy.  How do MCTs compare to carbohydrates for fuel?

Best fats to cook with: Olive oil is known to be one of the healthiest fats for cardiovascular health.  Why shouldn’t we cook with olive oil? What are the best fats for high heat cooking? Can you cook with MCT oil?

Dr. Cole and Steve talk with Karen about the effectiveness of her 14 Day Transformation Program. Enter ESPN1000 in the Coupon Code box for a $100 discount.

Lifestyle and health are transformed though integrative health coaching. Karen practices a client-centered approach that acknowledges the interdependent roles of mind, body and spirit, and the innate healing capacity within each person, with an emphasis on self-care. Read more >>


New Openings: Barry’s Boot Camp & True Food Kitchen; Optons for Weight Loss

Episode 16.35 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: Joey Gonzalez CEO of Barry’s Boot Camp in Chicago discusses the opening of their new Chicago Location.

Since 1998, Barry’s Bootcamp has been delivering The Best Workout in the World®  to a legendary following, including A-list celebs, models—even Olympic athletes. Our signature hour-long workouts include 25-30 minutes of interval cardiovascular treadmill routines and 25-30 minutes of strength training utilizing free weights, resistance bands, medicine balls and other equipment. Instructors, muscle groups and even workout segments vary throughout the week so that no one class is ever the same.

Our innovative technique works to “shock” the body in the most efficient and effectivebarrys-logo way to improve your cardiovascular system, lose weight and build muscle. Our world-class instructors are the best in the business and promote a positive, supportive environment that will help you break past your own personal boundaries. Regardless of skill level, you can burn 1,000 calories in just one hour. You will see and feel results right away in a thumping music-filled environment where every class feels new, fun and exciting.

Segment Two: Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counceling discusses Dr. Andrew Weil’s True Food Kitchen. All True Food Kitchen locations feature dishes that closely adhere to the principles of Dr. Weil’s anti-inflammatory diet. They are intended to be a new kind of restaurant: one in which delicious flavors, healthy nutrients, environmental awareness and an inviting atmosphere come together to create an unforgettable dining experience.

Dishes are influenced by Mediterranean, Asian and Californian cuisine, and include soups, appetizers, salads, pasta, rice and noodle dishes, wood grilled dishes, sandwiches and burgers, brick oven pizzas and desserts.

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Sample dishes: Wild Smoked Salmon with Shaved Radishes; Lemon Cream & Wasabi Peas; Sashimi Tuna Salad with Avocado, Cucumber, Tomato, Edamame & Ginger; Curry Chicken with Rice Noodles; Tuscan Kale Salad; Cauliflower & Cashews; Herbed Hummus; Green Tea Soba Noodles with Peas; Bok Choy & Lemongrass; Fresh Tomato Pizza with Pasilla Chile & Manchego; Grilled Wild Ahi Sliders with Wasabi, Radishes and Cucumber on Pumpernickel; and Natural Half Chicken with Farro, Walnuts, Dried Fig, Brussels Sprouts & Squash.

Segment Three: Dr. Alfonso Torquoti from Rush University Medical Center discusses options for the treatment of obesity including Bariatric Surgery. Bariatric surgery, also called weight loss surgery, helps severely obese people lose weight. In doing so, it also helps prevent or improve obesity-related conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. During a bariatric procedure, a surgeon removes or blocks off part of your stomach. This leaves you feeling fuller sooner and reduces your desire to eat. Some types of bariatric surgery also limit your body’s absorption of calories from food.

Bariatric surgery is an effective way to lose weight and reduce the risk of obesity-related health problems. It might be a good choice for you if these statements are true:

  • You are morbidly obese. This means you have a BMI, or body mass index, of at least 40, or a BMI of at least 35 plus an obesity-related disease such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Determine your BMI.
  • You have tried to lose weight using other methods and they have not worked.
  • You are committed to making the changes necessary for long-term success. Surgery is only the beginning of the weight-loss journey. To lose weight and keep it off — which most bariatric surgery patients are able to do — you will have to commit to making healthy choices.

Neurology and Athletic Performance; NBA Pre-Season Strategy; Environmental Toxins

Episode 16.31 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: The Role of Neurology in Sports and Athletic Performance by Dr. Adam Bruene from NeuroActive Health & Fitness.

adam_80Dr. Bruene earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and graduated from the National University of Health sciences in 2009, with a doctorate of Chiropractic. Since his initial education, Dr. Bruene has continued to search for the most advanced techniques and innovative approaches to chiropractic care and physical medicine. He prides himself on staying current with the newest research, and adapting new techniques and protocols into his work. He is a certified McKenzie practitioner and is working towards becoming only the second chiropractor in Illinois to be certified in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization.

His goals in creating NAH&F was to bring to you a place where you could truly invest in your own health, through education and preventative measures. The design of NeuroActive Fitness classes is an opportunity for all that are interested to participate in a “self-fixing” protocol, and prevent those from needing to become “patients.” It is a neurological pre-habilitation strategy that fits seamlessly with whatever it is you’re already doing, and can help prevent injury while also improving athletic performance.

His clinical approach is to utilize every tool at YOUR disposal, and to help you get well fast.  He believes in treating patients fewer times and focusing on active strategies that the patients could perform themselves producing long-lasting or even permanent solutions.

Segment Two: Steve and Dr. Cole discuss the NBA/Chicago Bulls pre-season strategy to minimize injuries, the importance of ramping up in dealing with the large total number of games, player rest and avoiding play too soon after injury.

Segment Three: Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling talks about environmental toxins from use of personal care products and electronics.

The skin is your largest organ, what you put on it is absorbed into your bloodstream.12 Toxins in your personal care products. The promiseland farm

The average woman in the United States uses over 15 personal care products daily, the average man about six. Each product containing a dozen or more chemicals! Many of these chemicals are carcinogens, neurotoxins and contain reproductive toxins!

You pay attention to what you put in your mouth, so why not what you put on your skin?

Here’s a list of 12 toxins in personal care products

Responsibilities of a Team Physician; Youth Basketball Guidelines; The Next Hot Trends in Food

Episode 16.30 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: Dr. Adam Yanke from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush talks about theMORGif-180x150-link responsibilities and experiences of a head team physician. Dr. Yanke has been recently appointed team physician for the Windy City Bulls. The Windy City Bulls are an American professional basketball team of the NBA Development League and an affiliate of the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

yankeDr. Yanke is a sports medicine orthopedic surgeon who treats shoulder and knee dysfunction with a special focus on cartilage restoration and patellofemoral disorders. Along with performing his training including Sports Medicine Fellowship at Rush University, he has also been involved in Doctorate work in Biochemistry focused on the basic science of cartilage restoration. His practice focuses on balancing the use of accepted surgical techniques while also offering access to clinical and surgical trials that provide access to new evolving techniques.

Windy City Bulls Add Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians to the Roster

Windy City Bulls Finalize Coaching & Basketball Operations Staff For Inaugural Season

Segment Two: Steve and Dr. Cole discuss NBA, USA Basketball  first-ever Youth Basketball Guidelines advising Athletes to Delay Single-Sport Specialization Until at Least 14 Years Old – – Includes Maximum and Recommended Participation Guidelines; Emphasizes Weekly Rest Minimums.

Basketball is a great game that is played by millions of young people in the United States and around the world.   Playing basketball fosters the development of peer relationships, self-esteem, leadership qualities, and physical health.

However, an overemphasis on early competitive success has led to several well-recognized issues that exist across youth sports, including in youth basketball:

  • Pressure to begin high-intensity training at a young age
  • Early single-sport specialization
  • Frequent and multiple competitive event scheduling
  • Increased risk for injury, burnout, and disengagement from sports

Segment Three: Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling discusses The Next Hot Trends in Food. You may not have heard of moringa or regenerative grazing yet. But there’s a good chance you will before long.

Trend-spotting in food: What experts say may become the next açaí berry or coconut water.

Not too far in the future, when you reach for a healthy drink, it might be full of water from a cactus.

Your main course at dinner might be a pear-like fruit from Southeast Asia that does a remarkable job of imitating meat. The next candy bar your children bite into might be infused with mushrooms that help cut down on the sugar needed to sweeten the treat. And their breakfast cereal might be colored with algae instead of chemicals.

KarenWhy the wave of exotic delights? Nutrition science—and customers’ rapidly changing tastes—are forcing the food business to search ever farther afield for new edibles.

 Everybody knows standards change—fat was bad, for instance, until the big no-nos became carbs and gluten—and each time they do, a rash of new products appear that claim to be packed with good stuff and free of things that cause harm.
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Protecting Yourself from Environmental Toxins; AC Joint Sprains; Increasing Testosterone Naturally

Episode 16.27 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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KarenSegment One: Karen Malkin from Karen Malkin Health Counseling discusses how to reduce exposure to toxins in your environment; the use of plastic containers in food storage-cooking-serving; how to purify your water supply. When trying to achieve a healthier lifestyle, diet and exercise tend to get most of the attention. But there’s another critical step to living healthier: reducing your intake of toxic chemicals. In particular, chemicals known as endocrine disruptors can confuse your body by crossing wires in your hormonal system, which may in turn causes an increase or decrease in the production of various hormones. See entire article by Karen posted on this blog October 6, 2016:

 5 Ways to Protect Your Hormones From Toxins & Endocrine Disruptors  

Segment Two: Dr. Cole and Steve discuss the recent AC Joint Sprain suffered by Jimmy Garoppolo of the New England Patriots. Understanding the injury which can come from a direct blow and the decision to use injections vs. rest; getting the player back in the game without causing further injury.

The AC joint is made up of the clavicle (collarbone) and the acromion (what most refer to as the shoulder-blade). You can run your finger out on your collarbone to your shoulder and hopefully appreciate the location of the joint. Structurally this joint is important for stability, but in the case of throwing, there are a few other stabilizers that can compensate for a short time. Functionally this joint is important, as the shoulder complex relies on the humerus and scapula being in synch; however the AC joint should not be a major limiter to the throwing motion.

Segment Three: Thomas Delaur, Executive Body and Business Coach talks with Dr. Cole and Steve about increasing testosterone levels naturally; the importance of healthy fats in your diet; Finding the Balance between Body, Brain, Business and Family; how to harness your skills in business to optimize your body. Tapping into the levels of discipline that make you successful in one aspect of life, and correlating them with other aspects of their life and business.

Work/Life Balance – Re-imagined

We are constantly reminded of the work/life balance and how integral it is to a happydelaur life. But I know that as a top performer the idea of balance can be de-motivating. I encourage my clients to reestablish their view on balance as not something that forces them to bring their work ethic down to other avenues of their life, but to bring those other avenues UP to the levels of discipline and focus that they have in the best areas of their life. If you’re in business, you’re hard wired for optimization, we just have to tap into it… using health and performance as the platform.

Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet; Stem Cell Therapy: Myths and Misconceptions; Treatment and Prevention of “Text Neck”

Episode 16.23 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One: Certified Integrated Health Coach, Karen Malkin discusses the health med-dietbenefits of the Mediterranean Diet.  This anti-inflammatory diet promoted by Andrew Weil, MD, helps counteract chronic inflammation, and prevent age-related diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases.

Health benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet include lower LDL and total cholesterol and long-term weight loss without calorie counting. Key foods on the Mediterranean diet include 5-9 servings each day of phytonutrient containing vegetables and fruit and cooked Asian mushrooms to support immune function.

The anti-inflammatory food plan encourages fiber- rich beans and legumes; fish loaded in Omega 3’s such as wild salmon; whole soy foods such as tofu, tempeh; healthy fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, ground flax seed and avocados.  Of course, we can’t forget a small amount of dark chocolate and red wine, plus 2-4 cups of green tea each day, all loaded with antioxidants.

Segment Two: Dr. Cole discusses stem cell therapy and its use for elite athletes andstem-cell
the weekend warrior; definition, benefits, myths and misconceptions; the procedure and current research.

Manipulating stem cells from a patient’s bone marrow near the site of the defect in order to encourage cartilage growth and regeneration is an approach that could potentially be used to avoid surgical intervention.

Ongoing clinical trials and research efforts

Segment Three: Megan Randich, PT, DPT, ATC, Cert. MDT and Facility Manager from Athletico discusses “Text Neck”: Causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

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More teens than ever are complaining of “text neck,” or back and neck pain that can only be explained by the strain on the body caused by constant viewing of hand-held technology.

“We have teens experiencing the same shoulder, neck and back pain usually felt by people 30 years older,” said Megan Randich, a physical therapist and facility manager for Athletico in Westchester. “They shouldn’t be experiencing those issues.”

Randich said spine specialists also are seeing evidence of strain from cellphone, tablet and laptop use in high school athletes who complain that they don’t have the normal range of motion — or feel pain when trying to throw a baseball, strike a football stance or perform in other sporting activities.

More on ‘Text Neck’ article with Megan Randich plus video