The next broadcast of my Get Healthy show on Croydon radio is going to feel like Girl Power convention with an all female cast touching on subjects as far reaching as healthy vision, weight loss and the launch of a new book on nursing.
First guest is Dr Susan Blakeney, Clinical Adviser to the College of Optometrists; there will also be Paula Goode a highly skilled life and business coach and book author, and multi-award winning weight loss guru, Debbie Holden.
Just before Christmas, Dr Blakeney was on the show to urge caution with fireworks and eye injuries. She’s back now to highlight the lesser known risks of cigarette smoking to eye health.
Smokers are up to four times more likely as non-smokers to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and tend to develop it earlier than non-smokers. AMD can lead to blindness and is a major cause of vision loss in the western world. It occurs when the delicate cells of the macula – the small, central part of the retina responsible for our central vision – become damaged and stop working. Smoking can impede the protective effects of antioxidants and reduce macular pigment density which is vital for good sight.
Paula Goode has 25 years’ experience working in the health sector as an expert nurse, senior manager and leader. She’ll be talking about her newly released book, Notes on Nursing a Thought. This is a book about being human; about thriving and making a difference. Paula shares her observations, which are revealed in the context of healthcare, and points the reader toward a life of personal and organizational transformation.
She has left a series of signposts which guide the reader in an exploration of what is possible when the impossible is all that we can see.
My third guest is Debbie Holden, a multi award winning weight loss expert and therapist. Described as an exceptional talent in the field of human potential, Debbie is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals.
She has worked with some of the worlds most sought after trainers in hypnosis and NLP, namely Paul McKenna, Richard Bandler (co-founder of NLP), John La Valle (President of the Society of NLP) and Michael Neill (the celebrity coach).
Debbie is the creator of the award winning Get Real! and Get Slim for Life weightloss programme – a unique programme designed exclusively to help her clients stop dieting for good. Using a combination of therapies and her own system for weight loss without dieting, her clients around the world achieve amazing long-term results.
Follow this link for a download link to my Get Ready To Stop Smoking course.