Fit As A Fiddle

Fit As A Fiddle

If you want the "in" on your health, search no further. Fit As a Fiddle brings you top tips from experts in many fields of health and wellness. Grow with our community as you learn how to enhance your overall physical and mental wellbeing.

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June 9, 2022 46 min

When you don’t have the answers from trusted sources, or the answers seem to conflict, you often turn to Dr. Google and social media for advice. But when it comes to pregnancy and postpartum, everyone’s journey from conception to menopause is so unique. Instead, we can draw from ancient cultures that often have almost the same advice: trust your intuition and evidence based research (what tends to work!). 


That’s exactly what we do ...

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Whatever type of parent you are, the world often categorizes you and you are set to behave and see the rest of the world through lenses that have already been created for you. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Our guest, Justin Batt, joins us today to talk about the real meaning of parenthood, specifically, fatherhood. Justin is the founder of Daddy Saturday Foundation, a 501(c)(3), and The Fatherhood Institute, LLC. He is a husb...

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With the wonders of technology in healthcare come tremendous improvements in patient outcomes and quality of life. On today’s episode, we have two phenomenal guests chatting with us about osseointegration in the field of prosthetics, which helps individuals with limb deformities such as amputations move and function more optimally.


Haris Kafedzic is an American Board Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist and Eschen’s lead Manhattan Pr...

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Tameka Mclean, a former foster youth and Motivational Speaker, joins us today in a heartfelt conversation about how she has built an organization to support individuals to thrive no matter their background or life challenges. Tameka shares her story and tips on how she was capable of sustaining herself while having to endure the weight of a heavy load (trials, tribulations, turmoil, and trauma). 


Tameka is the author of the book “11...

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While it’s easy for some of our listeners to understand that there is inherent social injustice in the public school system in America, it is still a topic that is fraught with intense political, economical and ethical conversation. What we do know for sure is that there is always room for improvement at schools to progress our future society. Teacher burnout is real and so are statistics that point to increased detention, suspensi...

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Music is often a powerful medium for promoting healing and creating activism of all kinds within popular culture. As we move more and more into a world of technology, we can sometimes lose sight of how vast the nonhuman world still is and our impact on our diverse biosphere. On today’s episode, we have Priya Parrotta, a writer, musician and activist dedicated to promoting environmental consciousness across borders. She composes, si...

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The last 2 years shed light on how lack of childcare acutely hurt working mothers. It showed there is no gender equality. It showed that 2 million women left the workforce. But none of this is new. 


The US has policies that do not support working mothers. We have no universal childcare, and women still do most of the physical and mental work of parenting. Half of the gender pay gap is due to motherhood. Fathers still get a pay bonus...

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April 21, 2022 42 min

You’ve probably come across an orthosis at some point in your life, whether it was an insole for your shoe or a brace for your knee. But there is so much more to the world of orthotics and prosthetics in helping people function and move optimally. On our show today is Andrew Myers, a Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist with over 35 years of clinical experience.


We discuss different types of orthoses, both for the upper and lower lim...

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 If you think of “physical therapy” and immediately think of a massage, hot pack, or exercises, then this episode is for you! There are many flaws in the healthcare system, particularly due to insurance policies, paperwork requirements, and most importantly, the money-making outlook that often overpowers quality patient care. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Physical therapists in particular can make massive changes in the healt...

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We all experience some level of stress and worry throughout our lives. But when these thoughts begin to interfere with our daily activities and lead to anxiety, it’s important to analyze why and come up with solutions! Today we are joined by Dr. Terri Bacow, a clinical psychologist and cognitive behavioral therapist, to discuss ways that you can tackle your anxiety head on. 


Dr. Bacow shares her new book, Goodbye Anxiety, a guided j...

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March 3, 2022 39 min

If you think it’s a workout, well my dear, it most certainly is not. And the reason you might think so is because of the misuse of the word in the money-making Western world. Yoga is a broad term that originates from the Indian spiritual tradition well before 1000 BC that simply cannot be boiled down to a paragraph or even a book, let alone a word. The ancient Hindu texts written in Sanskrit and archeological evidence from South As...

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How important is it for you to be able to move around in your environment and do the things you love, and with less pain? I hope the answer is “very much!” The art and science of movement is fascinating and complicated. Physical therapists (PTs) dedicate their lives to optimizing movement and improving quality of life. But there are lots of things that people misunderstand about PTs, and the field itself has evolved so much over th...

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Today we experience the spiritual journey of Sej Saraiya, an award-winning ethnographic and fine-art photographer and filmmaker who has spent the last several years traveling to the deep interiors of Asia and the Americas, capturing images that tell stories of remote cultures. Sej and I join together in an enthralling conversation about her journey understanding the role of women  in indigenous communities where resilience, environ...

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February 10, 2022 35 min

It’s a hush-hush topic in most cultures, societies, religions and more. But this podcast is meant to bring light to difficult subjects and help people improve the quality of their life. So on the show today is Emily Sauer, the founder of Ohnut, who chats with us about a product she developed to help herself and others overcome pain with intercourse. 


Emily reflects on her own journey struggling with the psychological and physical im...

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It seems simple enough, right? Just breathe? But there is so much to the science of breathing, and particularly breathing in specific and calculated ways with the appropriate mindset. Today we have Elan Gepner-Dales joining us to share his story with Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY). Elan serves as the US Director of SKY Schools, an initiative of the International Association for Human Values (IAHV). On the show he talks about how these ...

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While a healthcare professional’s main job is to provide excellent patient care, there’s a lot more that goes into creating a successful healthcare practice. Today we have Millen Rastogi joining us to tackle some of the important facets of running a practice. Millen Rastogi is the visionary behind UniversaCare, a family-run, accredited, and licensed home care services agency serving the NYC and Nassau areas since 2008. 

In today’s s...

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Nobody wants to be hospitalized or plans for it to happen. Especially with the pandemic, we have seen incredibly high numbers of hospitalizations. In many cases, you get discharged and leave the hospital. But what happens afterward? Does life just go on as usual? Well, it depends! 


Joining us today to tackle some of these difficult questions is Dr. Vignesh Doraiswamy, an Internal Medicine and Pediatric hospitalist at Ohio State Univ...

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If you are a healthcare professional who is experiencing any sort of overwhelm (which is many of us!), then tune into this episode. Today we get to chat with Dr. Joe Sherman, a pediatrician, coach, and consultant to individuals and healthcare organizations in the areas of cross-cultural medicine, leadership, and provider well-being. He dives into what burnout is and why it happens. We discuss how to stay healthy and emotionally sup...

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Should men open the door for women and pay for dates? Why did that even come about? How do you feel about a man making less than his female counterpart? Does that make him less of a man? What does being a man even mean? 


Today we have a thought-provoking conversation with the renowned Cleo Stiller, an Emmy Award and Peabody Award-nominated television journalist speaker and television host. Cleo is the author of the #1 New Release on...

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It has been truly an incredible year. Sneha Physical Therapy, our in-home & telehealth PT practice, has cared for more patients in 2021 than any year before. Dr. Sneha Gazi proudly serves NY, NJ, and MD and treats across the age spectrum: 1-week-old babies with developmental delay, elderly individuals with gait and balance issues, and everything in between. Dr. Gazi is known for her specialties within dance medicine, pelvic hea...

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