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Partners in Health and Biz

Partners in Health and Biz

By Gail Dixon-McBride
The Partners in Health and Biz show was created to inform, educate and inspire the community to appreciate the benefits of healthy living, nutrition and exercise. In addition, we highlight business owners from various career fields to learn what makes them successful and to promote their products and services.
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How to Eat More Veggies and Love it
In a recent report published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, researchers estimated that nearly 8 million premature deaths per year could be avoided if we ate 10 portions of fruits and vegetables a day. Fruit's easy -- but vegetables? Most of us struggle to eat even a couple of servings each day. If you're sick of salads and sauteed greens, join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride and learn 16 delicious tips and recipes -- some sneaky, some fancy -- to boost your veggie intake and spruce up your meals through the weeks.
October 9, 2021
Unsalted - The benefits and negative effects of ingesting salt
Salt tends to get a bad rap, but this flavor enhancer is vital to your health. The minerals it supplies are essential for the proper function of your nerves, muscles, brain and more. However, some people may be more sensitive to the effects of a high-salt diet than others. Too much salt has been associated with stomach cancer, heart disease and death. Then here are some studies that show decreasing salt intake may reduce blood pressure, especially in those who are salt-sensitive or have high blood pressure. On the other hand, a low-salt diet can also lead to a condition called hyponatremia, or low blood sodium. Tune in to learn which forms of salt are best for you, why some people may or may not be sensitive to salt, and how much salt the average person should be ingesting each day.
October 2, 2021
Updates on Pfizer Booster Shots and Monoclonal Antibodies
Certain groups of people who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine for 6 months or longer can now receive a single Pfizer booster dose, according to updated FDA emergency use authorization guidelines. However, to date, you can’t receive the Pfizer booster if you received other COVID-19 vaccines, like Moderna or Johnson & Johnson. Tune in to this episode of the Partners in Health and Biz podcast show with your host Gail Dixon-McBride, and learn the details about getting a COVID-19 booster shot, what it is, who is eligible to get one and how monoclonal antibodies can help if you are diagnosed with COVID-19.
September 25, 2021
How to Choose Natural Supplements
Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed in the supplement aisle, paralyzed by the plethora of options? The growing popularity of natural health products has led to the creation of countless capsules, tablets, teas, oils, sprays, tinctures, and more. Faced with such complexity, what's the average consumer to do? How can you get the most bang for your buck - and ensure you're choosing options that will work for you? Tune in to this episode of the Partners in Health and Biz show and learn how to get a little clarity and be able to choose the best supplements for your particular, individual needs.
September 11, 2021
Overcome Your Fear of Finances
When we stop buying things to keep up with the Joneses, or to keep up with the reward-seeking part of our brains, we can make more conscious choices about our spending. This allows us to start using our money in ways that align with our values. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride and learn how to move beyond fear-based financial habits to find true prosperity. Learn what a scarcity mindset is and how to move to a more conscious, calm and generous one.
August 28, 2021
Too Much Screen Time and Your Health
Do you suffer from headaches? Do you often find yourself rubbing your eyes? Are you regularly fatigued during the day, but have trouble sleeping at night? Well, you may be suffering the ill effects of chronic exposure to blue light, due to too much screen time. Tune in this week to the Partners in Health and Biz podcast show with your host Gail Dixon-McBride and learn what the effects of blue light is doing to your and your children's eyes, brain, sleep and overall health.
August 14, 2021
Eat Yourself Beautiful
Eating an array of colorful fruits and veggies is the essential way to create, obtain and maintain healthy, beautiful skin. If you want to be healthy and look beautiful from the inside out, incorporate these vital foods and herbs into your diet to keep your skin healthy and counteract the effects of aging. Tune into this episode of the Partners in Health and Biz podcast with your host Gail Dixon-McBride, and learn how easy it is to feel good and look your best!
July 31, 2021
Why Your Belly's Not Better
You're avoiding gluten, minimizing carbs, and taking your supplements - and you're still experiencing indigestion, bloating, gas, stomach upset or constipation. Could it be that common daily habits are harming your gut? Tune into the Partners in Health and Biz show with your host Gail Dixon-McBride, and learn about 6  surprising gut-killers that may be upsetting your gut and making your life very uncomfortable.  Change your eating habits, negative routines, and make your belly better now!
July 24, 2021
Age Beautifully, Naturally
Take a lap in the pool. Take a hike. Sing a song. Stretch your body. Indulge in small talk whenever you can.  If you want to learn the details of why these and many other activities are the secret to aging beautifully, tune into to this episode of the      Partners in Health and Biz podcast show. Spy a sparrow, snack on watermelon, chill your chair, sip a lemonade nightcap. You'll the tips and tricks for a more beautiful, healthier you, during this episode. For more information, visit: Want to be a guest on my podcast show? Email: or
July 17, 2021
Shape and Change Your Body with Strength Training
If you've been working out every day, doing cardio aerobics to lose weight and tighten and firm your body, you may have noticed that your efforts are somewhat disappointing. Aerobics may be good for your heart, brain, and muscles, but if you want to actually change the shape of your body, strength training combined with low to moderate cardio workouts is the way to go. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as she leads you through the steps of reshaping your body and becoming totally fit and firm.
July 10, 2021
Medicare and Medicare Advantage 101
If you're new to Medicare, the first thing you need to know is that you have 2 main ways to get your Medicare coverage - Original Medicare (Part A and Part B) and Medicare Advantage - Part C. If you're close to age 65, but not getting Social Security or Railroad Retirement Board benefits, you'll need to sign up for Medicare. Contact Social Security 3 months before you turn 65. You can also apply for Part A and Part B at or 1-877-772-5772. After signing up for Medicare, contact licensed Medicare agent Gail Dixon-McBride to learn more about any additional Medicare benefits you may be entitled to: 1-855-7070-481.
July 3, 2021
Men's Health - What You Should Know About BHP, Prostate Cancer and Prostatitis
June is Men's Health month, so in recognition of our wonderful men, I present this show to encourage all men to take good care of their prostate health. BPH — or benign prostatic hyperplasia — is the medical term for an enlarged prostate (the prostate is the male sex gland that produces the fluid for semen. An enlarged prostate is not cancerous and is the most common prostate health problem among men over 50. How common is it? Half of all men between the ages of 50 and 60 will develop it, and by the age of 80 about 90% of men will have BPH. The symptoms of BPH may be uncomfortable and may include frequent urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, a weak urine stream, or difficulty starting urination. Tune in this Saturday, or at your leisure, to learn how men can learn the signs of BHP, Prostate Cancer, and Prostatitis, and how to stay healthy as you age.
June 26, 2021
What's In Your Cosmetics May Be Making You Sick
Dioxane, Formaldehyde, Triclosan, Phthalates, are all chemical preservatives that may be lurking in your every day cosmetics like shampoos, lotions nail polish, etc. The bottom line is what you don't know about the ingredients in your cosmetics can most definitely harm you and your family. What's really disturbing is that most personal care products that contain ingredients such as the ones mentioned, don't even list them on the label. Join Partners in Health and Biz podcast host Gail Dixon-McBride as she shares a few of the most commonly found toxic ingredients that are most likely in your cosmetics, and how these chemicals could be negatively affecting your health.
June 19, 2021
Truth on Tap - Bottled Water vs. Tap - Pt. 2
Bottled water is more expensive than you may think. Did you know that most bottled waters are really tap water? The EPA requires local regulators to notify the public immediately if any contaminate posing a threat to human health exceeds its maximum levels, which is how the decision to issue boil orders and other warnings is made. By contrast, bottled water is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, and tested weekly. Manufacturers must remove excess contaminants, but they're not required to tell the public if and when they're found! Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride and discover why tap water is USUALLY the better choice.
June 12, 2021
Truth on Tap - Bottled Water vs. Tap - Pt. 1
Visit any grocery store and you will find rows of various types of bottle water - mainly are sold in packages of 24 - 40 bottles, in each plastic-sealed pack. Many people believe that botted water is safer and healthier to drink than tap water. However, after listening to this show, you will probably change your mind. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride and discover why tap is usually the better choice, and why bottled water is more expensive than you think! Learn about "Pandora's Bottle", the expense, the waste and the safety.
June 5, 2021
Mental Health Awareness and You - What You Need to Know
May is Mental Health Awareness Month and a wonderful time to ask yourself, "How am I really doing Mentally and Emotionally?  Are you depressed? Are you routinely sad? Do you suffer from frequent bouts of insomnia? Do you have thoughts of suicide? Do you feel that you're worthless? If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's time for you to make an appointment to talk to, or see your doctor.  2020 was a difficult year for all of us who endured the difficulties and tragedies of the Covid-19 pandemic. It's now time for you to come out of hiding and get a complete physical exam, and from there, a possible referral from your doctor to see a mental health provider. Tune into Partners in Health and Biz with talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as she shares what you need to know about mental health, and why taking care of your mental and emotional health is so important.
May 29, 2021
Foods to Eat for Better Sleep - Pt. 2
Aside from assisting in a better night's sleep, tart cherry juice has multiple health benefits. An eight-ounce serving contains 62 percent of our daily vitamin A needs, 40 percent of vitamin C, and 14 percent of manganese. Dehydration can prevent people from sleeping deeply, and cantaloupes provide enough water to combat this. Cantaloupes also supply almost 100% of your daily requirements for vitamins A and C. These minerals act as antioxidants that help you sleep soundly. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as she shares the last 21 foods of 40, that will help you get a better night's sleep. Listen to part 1 of this episode to learn the first 19 foods for a better night's sleep!
May 22, 2021
Foods to Eat for Better Sleep - Pt. 1
It's no secret that many people suffer with insomnia. Some people have trouble falling asleep, and others wake up multiple times during the night. But did you know that there are certain types of food that we should eat during the day and before going to bed at night that can effect your quality of sleep, how long it takes you to fall asleep, and whether you will be able to sleep soundly throughout the night? No need for sleeping pills and night caps! Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as she shares some of the many foods that have been scientifically proven to help you get a better night's sleep. 
May 15, 2021
Vitamin D: What You Need to Know
Vitamin D is a nutrient we ingest (from food or supplement) and our bodies synthesize (from sunlight; skin contains a "precursor" molecule that is transformed into vitamin D when exposed to UVB rays). Research suggests that vitamin-D deficiency may be on reason people get colds and flu in winter, when it's difficult for the body to get enough sunshine to make sufficient D.  The vitamin's immune boosting power may also help explain the protective relationship between sufficient D levels and reduced risk of cancer. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as she shares the latest research on Vitamin D and how important it is for you.
May 8, 2021
Essential Oils and Herbs to Relax Your Mind and Body
Sometimes you need a little help to chill out when you're on edge, overstretched, or a bundle of nerves. Enter essential oils, which have the power to soothe stress with certain scents.  What are essential oils? Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic plant extracts. They're generally derived through steam distillation and are much stronger than the flowers, herbs or trees they come from. Hundreds or even thousands of pounds of a plant can go into making just one pound of its essential oil. Tune into the Partners in Health and Biz podcast this week. Join host Gail Dixon-McBride and learn how to use essential oils, and which essential oils are best for soothing stress.
May 1, 2021
De-Stress and Detox at Home
It's time we all started to relax, de-stress and pamper ourselves. Don't let the pandemic get you down and steal your joy!  During this episode of Partners in Health and Biz, you will learn about at-home spa treatments, do-it-yourself aromatherapy creations, facials, the beauty of massages, and the essence of enhancing hydrotherapy in your own shower.
April 24, 2021
Mind-Body-Health: Check Yourself
Certain health habits can't fall by the wayside forever.  Ask yourself: When was my last doctor's appointment? Am I getting a consistent, good night's sleep? Do my favorite activities still give me joy?  Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as she walks you through why these questions and answers should be your top priority when checking your mind, body, spiritual, mental and emotional wellbeing.
April 17, 2021
Women's Health: Should You Have a Hysterectomy
Getting a Hysterectomy can change your life, and not always for the better. There are newer options to treat bleeding and pain that currently exist, yet many women and doctors are still going for the nuclear option...Unnecessarily. Hysterectomies are the second-most common surgery among women of reproductive age in the U.S., and one of the most controversial. Black women are 2.4 times more likely to have a hysterectomy than white women. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride and learn about your possible and various options to having a hysterectomy.
April 10, 2021
Health and Wellness Tips for Everyone
Omega 3s may help lower levels of inflammation, reduce the risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, and improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and even ADHD. Omega 3s may also help alleviate joint pain and psoriasis, as well as offer help with conditions ranging from asthma to macular degeneration and even cancer. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as she shares a variety of health and wellness tips and tricks from how to get a good nights sleep, to menopause remedies and natural joint pain aids. Tune in this Saturday on
April 3, 2021
What Everyone Should Know About Colorectal Cancer
March is Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Month. If you are not getting tested periodically by having a colonoscopy, you are risking the possibility of slowly developing colon cancer. Colon or Colorectal cancer in most cases can be prevented by going to the doctor for your yearly preventive exams and talking to your doctor about any abnormal or consistent stomach pain or unusual changes in your bowel movements. Tune in to Partners in Health and Biz, with your host Gail Dixon-McBride and learn the signs and warning signals that may indicate a growing intestinal problem. To learn more about health and wellness and/or to be a guest on the Partners in Health and Biz radio show, visit: or
March 27, 2021
Couples Relationship Therapy 101
Lots of people lose themselves in their relationships, but not you. Not this time. In this episode we discuss how to grow as a couple at any stage, without compromising your dreams. Join Partners in Health and Biz talk show host Gail Dixon-McBride as we delve into a few of the do's and don'ts that will lead to a long-lasting and successful relationship. Consider this Couple's Therapy 101.
March 21, 2021