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.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 34 min

What does your mouth have to do with your anxiety, sleep quality, food cravings, and cardiovascular disease? Everything! When you tune in to this episode, you will begin to think about your overall health in a way you have never thought before. Dr. Michael Gelb, DDS, MS joins us today with a vibrant evidence-based conversation on airway management and how dysfunctional breathing during sleep can lead to various other issues in our ...

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February 18, 2021 34 min

 We go to the doctor for our physical health and our mental health, but what about our BRAIN health? The brain regulates everything in our bodies and the way our mind functions. Dr. Teralyn Sell is a Psychotherapist & Brain Health Expert who chats with us today on the problem in our world with over-medication and negative beliefs that don’t help us thrive.

She discusses how amino acids affect serotonin and dopamine, how exercise...

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February 11, 2021 31 min

It's almost Valentine's Day! Keeping with the theme, we're talking about sexual health today - which focuses primarily on the time between a woman’s first period and menopause. Many women keep this topic “hush hush” due to embarrassment or lack of knowledge on the subject. Today, we have Jackie Giannelli, an ANCC board certified family nurse practitioner, talk to us about two important topics around female sexual health...

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This week’s episode on Fit As A Fiddle is a little unusual. Today Dr. Maria Muto and myself, Dr. Sneha Gazi chat with our Instagram followers about our journeys becoming physical therapists, our experiences in physical therapy school, and why we chose to work in our respective sub-specialities. We explain why we began our 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Physical Therapy International Service Foundation (PTIS) and our current proje...

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What are emotions? We don’t usually think about what they are or where they come from. We usually either express or suppress emotions. Dana Wang, MD, is a board certified adult psychiatrist and one of the founders of RIVIA Medical, a mental health clinic in New York City. She chats with us today on how emotions manifest from our “templates'' - formed from our previous experiences, preconceived notions, and belief systems. B...

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January 21, 2021 30 min

Nope it’s not mind control. Nor is it a stage trick. Hypnosis is a real therapeutic modality used by certified hypnosis practitioners to help us channel thoughts, memories, and feelings in a way that serves us better. Through hypnosis, people have overcome PTSD, managed their anxiety, and moved past fears and beliefs that hold them back in life. The cool part of hypnosis, is that it works through a specific state of our brain waves...

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Diversity is getting people to not view others in oversimplified labels. Diversity is including people who don’t look like you into your circles. Diversity is so much work. But it’s work that we need to do, and we need it so badly. 

Dr. Tadé Ayeni is the Director of Diversity and Equity at Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine and Assistant Professor in the Human Dimension program. Dr. Ayeni enjoys creating meaningful connections w...

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Thank you to all of our listeners and our guest speakers! 

In 2020, we published 47 episodes totaling about 22 hours of content. That’s about 1,325 minutes or 79,513 seconds for your listening pleasure. 

I am grateful to this community of humans who are oriented towards their health and wellness. Happy New Year!

Love,
Dr. Sneha Gazi

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What drives you to stay healthy? Without knowing the answer to this, making a New Year Resolution or health goals for 2021 might not even be worth it. Knowing what motivates you to have a good relationship with health and fitness is key to creating new habits and sticking to them. 

Laurent Amzallag, a celebrity fitness expert, chats with us today on how to approach health. It’s not about the big fitness goals. It’s about the small t...

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December 24, 2020 41 min

Everyone has experienced some degree of stress this year. Teenagers today in particular are going through their own set of unique challenges. Without the physical social connections, young people this year have been forced to resort to social media to stay in touch with their peers. While technology and social media have been so important this year for positive reasons, they can also lead to heightened anxiety amongst Gen Z. 

Jodi A...

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About 10% of males in the US experience some form of pelvic pain. Nonbacterial Prostatitis tends to be one of the most common diagnoses. However, many men are seen by multiple urologists, receive extensive medical work up, find that none of the medications works, and end up feeling helpless. When they are finally seen by a pelvic specialist, they can begin to have the confidence they need to regain control of their life.

Dr. T. R. C...

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December 10, 2020 47 min

Yes the holidays are coming up folks, and that might mean absolutely nothing socially for all of us. But it doesn’t stop the need for hot chocolate, pies, and cookies! Today we have the lovely Brigitte Zeitlin, a registered dietitian-nutritionist, help us with some very tangible advice. She covers everything like mindset and avoiding the “all-or-nothing” mentality when it comes to indulging in foods. Brigitte discusses how ephemera...

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December 3, 2020 44 min

Any parent who has raised a toddler knows the deal here, especially during a pandemic. And if you don’t have a toddler yet, listen up! Dr. Terri Bacow specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, mood disorders and ADHD. She joins us today to discuss the topic of Threenagers. Threenagers are 3-year-olds who appear to have the hormonal rollercoaster of a teenager. However, the reason for the tantrums and emotional ...

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It’s Thanksgiving! And with lots of yummy food can come lots of gut issues. Outside of the holiday season, chances are either you or someone you know experiences bowel or hormonal issues that may be hindering their quality of life regularly. Today we have top notch advice from Lauren Minchen, a registered dietitian for over 7 years, who breaks down some very important information for us. She discusses food intolerances, how to rest...

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Just for today, stop listening to the news and listen to this instead. We are honored to have Dr. Janish Kothari, a Board Certified Physician in Internal Medicine, speak to us on current medical information regarding COVID-19. Dr. Kothari busts very important myths, discusses the efficacy of masks, and what the second wave could mean for us all. He works in the front line treating patients in the hospital and discusses only medical...

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To all of you who work sleepless nights in hospitals to care for others this year (and every year) - we salute you. It hasn’t been an easy year for anyone. People who have had to directly interact with and treat patients who were diagnosed with the Coronavirus had unique challenges. Not only did they have to deal with the global uncertainties and their own families, but they also had to be present and strong for their patients. 

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Estimates reveal that anywhere from 11-40% of adults in the U.S. have chronic pain, which is linked to disability, opioid addiction, anxiety, depression, and increased medical costs. More specifically, chronic pelvic pain affects up to nearly a quarter of all women worldwide. 

Dr. Jana Scrivani, a clinical psychologist specializing in pelvic pain, joins us for a lively conversation today to answer the question - “What is Pain?” She ...

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Most people have experienced a stomach issue at some point - abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. Sometimes these symptoms go away in a few hours or days. But many times, people live with these issues for weeks, months, or even years and require medical intervention. The great news about issues related to your GI tract is that many symptoms can be alleviated with lifestyle modifications including changes in your diet and exe...

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October 22, 2020 27 min

You might have heard of all the different types of challenging races: sprints, Olympic distances, Iron Mans, or Escape from Alcatraz. Personally, I’m lucky if I can even endure a 3-mile run, so I didn’t know much about them! On today’s episode, you’ll hear the story of a woman who started by not knowing how to swim... to competing in these very races. Now, she even coaches others to do them too!

Sara Dimmick, founder and co-partner ...

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October 15, 2020 23 min

As of 2018, 55% of our total world population live in cities. Studies show that living in urban environments increases the risk for psychosis, anxiety disorders, and depression due to reasons like social isolation, poverty, and discrimination. In fact, over 90% of Gen Z said they have experienced some degree of physical or mental stress. However, globally, there aren’t as many resources for urban youth to seek help for the unique c...

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