For the first hour on The Dr. Stan Frager Show we discussed Autism.

Our first guest was Laurie Spezzano who is a founding member of the Autism Society of Kentuckiana, having served as its president twice and currently on the executive board. She was an original member of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Coalition (ASDAC) and has worked on various legislative issues in Kentucky, including the creation of the KATC and the Autism Commission, the mandate for insurance coverage for children with autism, First Steps, Impact Plus and Medicaid issues for children and adults. She has worked with other families to ensure their children’s rights under IDEA and is currently pursuing Personal Future Planning and self-determination for her son and others.
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Our second guest was

Jacob Teitelbaum, MD is the author of the popular free iPhone application “Cures A-Z,” and author of the best-selling books From Fatigued to Fantastic!  and Real Cause, Real Cure. He is lead author on several studies showing effective treatment for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, and a recent study on effective treatment of autism using NAET. Dr. Teitelbaum does frequent media appearances including Good Morning America,  Fox News Channel, the Dr Oz Show and Oprah & Friends. His Web site: www.EndFatigue.com www.NAETAutismTreatmentCenter.com

one – what are the main symptoms of autism
two – what age does it usually show?
Three – is it more common in boys than girls?
Four – how common is autism?
Five – what causes autism?
5b-why did you decide to fund the study
Six – what did your study show?
Seven – what is NAET?
Eight – how many treatments does it take and what are they like?
Nine – why would allergies be more common in autism?
10 – does the cause of autism overlap with chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia?
11 – how does one treat fibromyalgia effectively?
12-can the full study on autism and NAET be read online?
13-how can I find more information about NAET?
14-how can I find an NAET practitioner?

Our third guest:

Dr. Eva Markham is a Licensed Psychologist. She is a faculty member in the U of L Department of Pediatrics.  A native Kentuckian with 30 years of experience, Dr. Markham has an interest in autism spectrum disorders. She provides clinical services, supervision, training, and consultation regionally and nationally. Dr. Markham is the current Chair of the KY Board of Examiners of Psychology. She is a provider of training for the American Psychological Association.

1. Is autism more common than in the past?
2. Why is autism more common?
3. What causes autism?
4.  How many people have autism?
5. What are the best treatments for autism?
6. What are some of the resources available for people with autism?
7. Is there a medication for autism?
8. What sort of outcomes may we expect for people with autism?
9. What resources are available in Kentucky?
10.  How can psychologists help persons having autism?
11. Whjere can families get help?

Our second hour show was on binge eating and over eating.

Our first guest was :
Registered dietitian and Chief Diet Buster Melanie Jatsek, helps people break their diets, get healthy and start living! She is the author of two published books on health and nutrition—Healthy You and Healthy U. By speaking, writing and through the Healthy You wellness program, Melanie helps organizations lower their health care costs and increase employee productivity.

Tell me your story of Binge Eating Disorder. What exactly is it?
How did you overcome Binge Eating Disorder?
How does dieting trigger eating disorders?
Exactly how does calorie-counting cause weight gain?
What is the fastest way to start obsessing over food?
You say that all diets have one thing in common? What is it?
What do you mean by “Making peace with food?”
How can someone eat with 100% mindfulness and what exactly does this mean? What is the benefit?
There is a world of difference between knowing and doing. How can the listeners shift to doing with the least amount of pain possible?
What is the 90-10 rule?
On their next grocery trip, what foods do you suggest the listeners put in their cart?
What foods would you tell them to avoid?
When they look at a food label, what should they pay attention to?
What is the “F-Factor?”
What do you think is responsible for the rising rates of obesity in the United States?

Diet Busters

Our second guest on this topic:

Dr. Sarah Shelton
Brief Bio for Dr. Stan Frager Show April 20 2012 (Topic: Overeating)
Dr. Shelton is a native of Western Kentucky. She earned a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Murray State University, a Masters of Public Health degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and a Doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology from Spalding University in Louisville. She completed her internship at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine where she was appointed Chief Intern. She completed two additional years of training as a Postdoctoral Fellow of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia where she then became Faculty in the Dept. of Psychiatry & Health Behaviors and the Dept. of Pediatrics as well as Director of Pediatric Psychology Services at their Children’s Medical Center. She also acquired specialty training in Forensics at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where is now faculty, earning the Faculty of the Year award last May.
Dr. Shelton is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She also held licenses in Georgia and South Carolina and practiced in all three states before returning to Kentucky on a full time basis. She is Co-Founder of Psychological Wellness Group in Paducah, Kentucky, where she provides assessment and treatment for the full spectrum of mental health disorders for patients of all ages. She is an active member of the Kentucky Psychological Association, serving on several committees including a Chair position. Dr. Shelton has authored multiple journal articles and book chapters and is frequently published in the popular press. She has presented her research, lectured, and trained other healthcare providers at the national and international level.
1.) How big of a problem is overeating in America?

2.) Aside from issues like body image and vanity, why should someone be worried about overeating?

3.) With so many diets, medical weight loss programs, and even surgical procedures available, why is overeating still such a problem in the U.S.?

4.) Are there certain types of foods that tend to lend themselves to emotional eating or overeating?

5.) What do these types of foods have in common with each other that contribute to or drive the overeating cycle?

6.) If someone is hungry, doesn’t that mean that their body actually needs food?

7.) What are some of the most common reasons why dieting fails?

8.) What determines whether or not a person simply eats a little too much at times as opposed to a clinical problem that warrants treatment?

9.) If a person is struggling with a pattern of overeating and would like to get help, what type of professionals should he or she consider consulting?

10.) What types of interventions do health psychologists like yourself provide to address this type of problem?

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