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December 24, 2016

Get Focused at Work
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Do you ever lose focus while doing your work? If so, distraction may be the culprit. And the biggest cause of distraction probably isnít your coworkers. Itís that screen you stare at all day long. Then Ė if you want to perform at your best, good nutrition is the key. But have you left healthy meal planning off of your to-do list?
Episode Segments:
Driven to Distraction at Work

Many people in the workplace feel increasingly overwhelmed by a mix of nonstop demands and rapidly changing technology. Edward M. Hallowell, MD, Child and Adult Psychiatrist who specializes in ADD and ADHD, author of Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive discussed the underlying reasons why people lose their ability to focus at work. He said the most common distraction is caused by electronic screens of all kinds. He offered suggestions on how to sustain a productive mental state at work.
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The Overworked Person's Guide to Better Nutrition

Nutrition, Culinary & Diabetes Expert, Jill Weisenberger is author of The Overworked Person's Guide to Better Nutrition. Ms. Weisenberger offered practical steps to plan, cook and eat better for a healthier lifestyle. She explained why meal planning is so important and why an organized kitchen is critical in that process. She explained how to ease a family into a lower-sodium diet.
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The Link Between Poverty and Poor Education

Growing up poor can affect a child's behavior and school performance. Dr. Jacquelyn F. Gamino, Research Scientist and Assistant Research Professor at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas, led a study that determined that intervention programs can help bring low-income adolescents up to speed with their more affluent peers. She explained how cognitive intervention could easily be integrated into a normal school setting.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Dr. Edward Hallowell
A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Sudbury, MA and New York City. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004 until he retired to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures, and the writing of books. Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized speaker around the world. He has presented to thousands on topics such as ADD, strategies on handling your fast-pace life, the Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness, how to help your employees Shine, ADHD and Relationships and other pertinent family and health issues. He has been prominently featured in the media, including 20/20, Oprah, Dr. Oz, CNN, PBS and NPR as well as 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, US News and World Report, Newsweek, the Harvard Business Review, Washington Post, New York Times and other popular publications.

More About Dr. Hallowell

Jill Weisenberger
Jill makes nutrition science under standable, realistic and oh so delicious. She has been on a two-decade mission to empower people to grab control of their health. She does more than teach. When working with individuals and groups, Jill acts as their coach, cheerleader and strategist.

As a speaker and writer, Jillís informative and entertaining while offering practical advice to eat better, feel better and live better. She inspires individuals, audiences and readers to take action and get results. She is contributing editor for Environmental Nutrition and also writes for many other publications including Diabetic Living, Kidís Eat Right, The DX and Todayís Dietitian. Jill is also the author of three books.

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