Healthy Eating Solutions Featuring Deano Kastis!

Professionals struggle with the unpredictability of their schedules and when you add stress to the mix, it creates an environment for unhealthy eating. Whether you are on the road most of the day requiring quick meals at fast food restaurants, or turn to food for relaxation from stress, healthy eating is oftentimes sacrificed. Our guest today was Deano Kastis, Founder of Naked Fit Foods where they offer four different healthy weight inspired meal plans, and are passionate about using high quality locally sourced ingredients, and outstanding customer service. He is an entrepreneur who has incorporated healthy eating as the backbone of his business model and was in studio today to offer solutions to the busy professionals who struggle with poor eating habits.

Launching the brand 4 years ago, his services provides daily delivery with freshly cooked meals in portioned sizes designed for adequate caloric intake. While meal delivery services are not a new concept, he works to differentiate his service by making daily deliveries with meals cooked that day where many in the area operate on a 1-2 day a week delivery service. His plans are outlined below:

Healthy Meal Plan – designed for individuals looking to maintain an overall healthy lifestyle with well balanced meals consisting of lean proteins, grains, complex carbohydrates, and vegetables.

Ladies:

Approx Calories 375-450g Protein 25-35g Carbs 20-30g Saturated Fat <5

Men:

Approx  Calories 425-500 Protein 30-40g Carbs 25-35g Saturated Fat <5g

Olympian Meal Plan – designed with an emphasis on a higher caloric intake in addition to a higher ratio of protein, carbs and fibers to promote muscle growth and recovery for individuals with extreme physical regimen. This plan is not recommended for individuals looking for weight loss.

Approx  Calories 575-650 Protein 40-55 Carbs 30-45 Saturated Fat <5g

Paleo Meal Plan – referred to as Stone Age diet, hunter-gatherer diet, primal diet or caveman diet, the meal plan consists  vegetables,  unprocessed lean meat, fruits, and nuts. The meal plan is free of any processed foods, grains, sugars, dairy or table salt

The basic principle is simple: eat items that our bodies can digest well, that nourish us and allow our systems to self-regulate appropriately. The Paleo approach is a great way to lose weight while maintaining a high protein intake.

Ladies:

Calories- Approx. 325-400 Protein 25-35 grams Carbs 20-30 grams Saturated Fats<5g

Men:

Calories- Approx 375-450 Protein 30-40 Carbs 25-35 Saturated Fat <5g

Vegan Meal Plan – Complete plant-based meal plan that excludes meat, eggs, dairy products and all other animal-derived ingredients. Naturally low in fat, salt and sugar the meal plan provides delicious nutrient-dense flavor from vegetables, beans, grains, herbs and spices.

Approx  Calories 350-400 Protein 15-25 Carbs 25-35 Saturated Fat <5g

Delivery is free and pricing ranges from $90/month to $185/month depending on plan and the number of meals delivered per day. Naked Fit Foods is also a subsidiary of Acropolis Restaurant Group and Deano is committed to helping guide your dietary needs. Reach out to him today for a consultation at 407-719-6500 or visit www.nakedfitfoods.com for more information. Hear this interview and more entrepreneurial discussions at www.thatbusinessshow.com or videos at www.thatyoutubechannel.com and take a daily shot of apple cider vinegar for tremendous health benefits per Deano and Google!

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Advancements in Alzheimer Disease Featuring Dr. Faizi Ahmed!

Alzheimer’s disease is a condition that has perplexed the medical community since its discovery. With over 50 million affected, there is still no cure for this debilitating disease. The cause is not fully understood with many Doctors tying it to a genetic condition and others to environmental influences and while today’s medicines have helped slow its advancement, Doctors and researchers still have great ground to cover to win the battle against Alzheimer disease. Our guest today was Dr. Faizi Ahmed, a Neuropsychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of Alzheimer disease and dementia and is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at the University of South Florida. He runs an independent neuropsychiatry clinic in South Tampa where he treats primary patients with dementia and brain injuries.

Dr. Ahmed takes us through the basics of Alzheimers and dementia on this segment of That Business Show and we learn that Alzheimers disease is a form of dementia and that dementia is a broad category encompassing many degenerative brain disorders. AD makes up about 60 or 70 percent of the dementia cases. The early signs are short term memory loss and diagnosis is often delayed and written off as normal aging. Once diagnosed, the condition is often severe and prognosis bleak. Dr. Ahmed goes on to explain though that while the consensus of the medical community is that the condition is poorly understood, his colleague Dr. Dale Bredesen has pioneered leading research on the treatment of the condition.

Dr. Ahmed shares with us how he discovered Dr. Bredesen’s paper and it influenced him to such a degree that he decided to travel and study with Dr. Bredesen and now practices his treatment methods in the Tampa Bay community. In short, Dr. Ahmed explains that AD is not caused by one thing but a variety of imbalances in the body and brain. Proper treatment of AD requires multiple treatments of differing bodily systems to result in improvement of AD symptoms. It is a time consuming and arduous process and works best on patients in the early stages of the disease only but is showing promise to finding a solution to this devastating condition.

The daily protocol for his program is outlined below:

  • eating a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables and good fats
  • regular cardio exercise
  • fasting at least 12 hours after dinner
  • brain training exercises
  • getting at least 8 hours of sleep
  • a regimen of supplements to address each patient’s deficiencies.

His program resulted in significant improvement in 90% of patients treated and all patients treated in the program saw at least some sort of improvement in their cognitive skills. Dr. Bredesen is now working with the Cleveland Clinic to further advance the studies of the program and Dr. Ahmed is working to promote and develop his research in the Tampa Bay community. If you have or are affected by dementia and AD, it is imperative to act quickly before it advances. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmed if you are in Tampa today at 813-995-1775 or visit www.tampaneuropsychiatry.com for more information and find this entire interview at www.thatbusinessshow.com or video at www.thatyoutubechannel.com.

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Putting Women Front and “Centre” Featuring Kathleen Pravlik!

The pathway to women’s equality has been riddled with obstacles. From voting rights to equal pay, many have been made to feel second rate to a society dominated by masculinity. Fortunately there have been women along the path that have stood steadfast in opposition to this discrimination and now many women have benefited from their resolve. Our guest today on That Business Show was Kathleen Pravlik, Director of Advancement with the Women’s Centre where they strive to empower women personally and professionally. The Women’s Centre was founded in 1977 by Helen Gordon Davis who was a leading voice for the rights of women throughout her life and we learn a lot about her and the history of the Centre from Kathleen in this segment of That Business Show.

From http://www.thecentre.org/about/history

During the 1970s and the era of the Equal Rights Amendment, several fledgling organizations serving women developed in the area.  There was discussion among the Boards about combining all their grassroots efforts and ultimately, two organizations prevailed, The Spring and the Women’s Survival Center, later known as The Centre for Women. Led by then State Representative Helen Gordon Davis, a staunch proponent of women and minority rights, the founding group of volunteers wanted a place that could help women deal with the emotional and financial traumas that occurred as a result of divorce, widowhood, or separation.  The typical consumer was a woman in her forties, who had not been employed in many years, if ever.  She had two children and her income had dropped over 70% as a result of the change in her marital status.  Both counseling and education programs were needed to help the women work through their feelings, face the economic realities and move ahead to become self-sufficient. With small federal grants and contributions, services started in July of 1978, and the passage of state Displaced Homemaker legislation several months later (which Representative Davis co-sponsored) provided more stable, on-going support for these services.

The Centre has evolved through the years but its mission to stand up for women’s rights has never wavered. Today, the Centre’s focus is on employment programs for women, a business center for women to learn about starting their own business and counseling services. They also have construction services such as the Seniors Home Improvement Program (SHIP), Women’s Building Futures and Pay it Forward Repairs which also work to benefit the community as a whole. Below are links for more information on these programs:

Employment Services – http://www.thecentre.org/programs/economic-empowerment

Women’s Business Centre – http://womensbusinesscentre.org/

Counseling and Wellness – http://www.thecentre.org/programs/counseling-a-wellness

SHIP – http://www.thecentre.org/programs/services-for-older-adults/senior-home-improvement-program

Women Building Futures – http://www.thecentre.org/programs/services-for-older-adults/women-building-futures

Pay it Forward Repairs – http://www.thecentre.org/programs/services-for-older-adults/pay-it-forward-repairs

Located at 305 Hyde Park Ave in Tampa, FL, the Centre is a non-profit organization and helped over 3,000 women, girls and families last year and 60,000 since its inception. They are also the only SBA women’s designated business center on the West Coast of Florida. They have a sister organization, The Centre for Girls too which works with younger women on challenges such as financial literacy and leadership. Learn more about it at http://www.thecentreforgirls.org/ and more about the Women’s Centre at www.thecentre.org and catch this entire interview and many more entrepreneurial and business discussions at www.thatbusinessshow.com and videos at http://www.thatyoutubechannel.com!

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