ProfNet Experts Available on Cannabis, Heart Health, Football Helmet Technology, More

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  • February is Heart Health Month
  • Cannabis, the Endocannabinoid System and Health Care
  • Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?
  • Blockchain Technology Can Reshape Healthcare
  • The New Generation of NFL Football Helmet Technology
  • Nine Ways to Alleviate Super Bowl Stress
  • Custody of Pets in Divorce Cases


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February is Heart Health Month
Stacy Mitchell Doyle, MD
Founder and Physician
Approximately 75 million adults, or one in three, have high blood pressure — and of those, about seven out of 10 are taking at least one prescription medication to treat the condition. Says Dr. Doyle: “Food is medicine, and that is something I have come to truly believe in. I have witnessed firsthand the tremendous benefits that transitioning to a plant-based diet can have on a person's health — benefits that can be achieved without a reliance on prescription drugs.”
Dr. Doyle is a Los Angeles-based physician and the founder of FoodTherapyMD. This month, she is launching a consultation service called “Second Opinion, which is geared to help people develop a personalized, plant-based, prescription diet to combat chronic disorders like hypertension. She can address topics such as: the benefits of a whole plant-based diet; the best way to transition to a plant-based diet; and how phytonutrients can be effective in treating and reversing conditions like hypertension, diabetes and many more debilitating diseases.
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Contact: Alisa Bay, [email protected]

Cannabis, the Endocannabinoid System and Health Care
Gary Hiller
Hiller is available to share his perspective on the current research landscape, the endocannabinoid system, and promise in natural and semi-synthetic cannabinoids: “The endocannabinoid system has tremendous potential to treat serious diseases, including disorders in the areas of mental health, metabolism and inflammation. Phytecs continues to attract preeminent scientific talent from around the world, helping to advance our efforts to develop targeted therapies that address areas of medicine with significant unmet patient needs.”
Contact: Breanne Van Nostrand, [email protected]

Is Intermittent Fasting Right for You?
Jonathan Jordan
Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach
“There are a lot of nutritional strategies being popularized in the news and on social media these days: fasted cardio, macro tracking, elimination diets, keto, etc. It can be hard to make heads or tails as to whether these are legit or just some whacky protocol designed to sell you supplements and pipedreams of ripped abs. One very legitimate strategy for fat loss, digestive health and improved energy that has been around for quite some time but may be misunderstood is intermittent fasting. Fasting gives your body, liver and digestive track a 16-hour break from processing food. Insulin levels spike less frequently throughout the day thus helping to make you more insulin sensitive. The 'feeding window' can help us understand when we are actually hungry and when we are being triggered for 'mindless eating.'”
Based in San Francisco, Jordan is the author of JJ's Guide to Eating Clean and Getting Lean (
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Contact: Jonathan Jordan, [email protected]

Blockchain Technology Can Reshape Healthcare
Khalid (Ken) Parekh
Chairman and CEO
The healthcare industry is decades behind and inefficient when it comes to technology. Witness the annual, manual processing of more than 3 billion transactions. Enter the hottest buzz going: blockchain technology. Parekh believes blockchain can reshape healthcare the way transistors revolutionized electronics: “Blockchain technology is the healthcare industry's Rosetta Stone to decode and solve infuriating problems inherent in an industry, technology-wise, still in the '70s: Wrong, non-portable medical records; patient information security breaches; unnecessary redundancy of multiple forms when seeing multiple providers; continuously out-of-date information on medications, diagnostics and procedures.”
Parekh is chairman and CEO of AMSYS, an international group that invests in six principal verticals, backed by a seasoned team with decades of respective experience in each field.
Contact: Chris Wailes, [email protected]

The New Generation of NFL Football Helmet Technology
Tobin Arthur
Founder and CEO
The multi-billion-dollar world of football — from Pop Warner to high school to college to the NFL — is reeling from traumatic brain injuries. As science reveals the extent of concussions and their cumulative, long-term damage, the game — and business — of football is in danger. Says Arthur: “Only 1 out of 20 medical technology startups will receive enough funding to escape the 'valley of death,' the time between an idea's initial investment and the creation of a commercially viable product. Investment and startup activity in medical technology is in a precipitous decline, putting future medical technology innovations in grave jeopardy. I'm fighting to give promising, but long-shot, medical technologies a chance to see the light of day.”
Arthur is available to discuss concussions, brain injury and the new generation of NFL football helmet technology. He is founder and CEO of AngelMD, a health care investment marketplace connecting the largest network of medical startups in the world with physicians, investors, and industry with the goal of creating successful outcomes. From efficient capital to our platform, AngelMD's vision is to help innovative companies impact the future of health care.
Contact: Chris Wailes, [email protected]

Nine Ways to Alleviate Super Bowl Stress
Dr. John Huber
Mainstream Mental Health
Dr. Huber is available to discuss how Super Bowl viewers can alleviate stress while watching the game: “1) When the clock is ticking down and your team is falling apart, breathe. Transcendental meditation has shown to lower mortality rates by as much as 43% for heart attacks, and significantly reduce all reasons for death in general. So when the stress hits, as much as you feel the need to sit on the edge of the chair and hold your breath, sit back and breathe. 2) Take a break. Go outside in the backyard and walk the perimeter of the yard. Stop and take several deep breaths, turn around and walk the perimeter back the other way. Take two more deep breaths, then enter the house and keep breathing. 3) Don't drink alcohol during the game. If you must drink, have a drink before kick-off, one during the commercials at half time, and maybe one to celebrate if your team wins. Don't overdo it. 4) Just like athletes playing in the big game, game-day preparations are important. Get a good night's sleep – 7-9 hours — the night before the game. 5) Don't just watch sports. Staying physically fit by working out three times a week can help ward off stress. Make sure you mix it up and do both resistance and cardio exercises. 6) Stay hydrated. Drink lots of water and try to snack on healthy fruits and vegetables. Stay away from salty processed foods. 7) Find something to laugh about. A good belly laugh doesn't just lighten the load mentally, it lowers cortisol, your body's stress hormone, and boosts brain chemicals called endorphins, which help your mood. Remember, no matter how big a deal the game is, it is still just a game. 8) If it gets too bad, just turn the game off. It may be the best thing for those with hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol or other risks for heart attacks. 9) After the game, meditate, do some stretching, take a hot shower and get a good night's sleep.”
Based in Texas, Dr. Huber is the chairman for Mainstream Mental Health, a nonprofit organization that brings lasting and positive change to the lives of individuals that suffer from mental health issues. A mental health professional for more than 20 years, Dr. Huber is a clinical forensic psychologist and a practitioner with privileges at two long-term acute-care hospitals.
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Contact: Ryan McCormick, [email protected]

Custody of Pets in Divorce Cases
Michael Ian Bender
Family Law Mediation/Litigation/Children's Representative
Law Office of Michael Ian Bender
Many laws have gone into effect in 2018, but one Illinois law that hasn't gotten as much attention as it deserve is the new law regarding pets in a divorce. On Jan. 1, a law went into effect regarding the custody of pets in divorce cases. Previously, pets had been treated much like any other material asset in a divorce, to be divided up in whatever way best balanced the scales. Now, however, judges are allowed and encouraged to consider the well-being of the pet when deciding which spouse will receive custody, in much the same way that custody of children is determined. Says Bender: “I am pleased that the legal system has finally addressed the issue of pets in divorce. As a retired judge myself, I often served on cases with pet-related conflicts. And now, as a private practice family law attorney who also happens to be animal lover, I'm happy to know that judges will look at pets as beloved members of the family.”
Bender re-opened The Law Office of Michael Ian Bender in December 2013 after retiring from his tenure as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, where he served the People of the State of Illinois and residents of Cook County. Bender was assigned to the Domestic Relations Division, Parentage and Child Support Section, where he heard matters involving child abuse, custody, support, parentage, visitation, and college contribution. During this time, he protected the rights of minor children. Prior to becoming a judge, Bender was in private practice for 15 years. He received recognition from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Legal Counsel where he was voted one of the “10 Best” in his field. He is based in the Chicagoland area.
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