Dr. Mehmet Oz Interview with Dr. Sinatra and Me

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Dr. OzI just found this Oprah & Friends Radio Interview from a few years ago, when Dr. Mehmet Oz, along with Dr. Michael Roizen, interviewed Dr. Stephen Sinatra and me about our then-new book, Sugar Shock: How Sweets and Carbs Can Derail Your Life–And How You Can Get Back on Track.

Sugar Shock was my first book, which delves into the dangers of sugar and refined carbohydrates.

In our Dr. Oz interview, you can listen to me share:

  • How sugar addiction is pervasive in this country.
  • How everyone is affected differently by sugar.
  • How sugar consumption can dampen your sex drive.
  • The truth about agave and brown rice syrup.
  • And more…

In the interview. Dr. Sinatra:

  • Offers the truth about statins.
  • Shares the scoop about salt.
  • Discusses coconut oil.
  • And more…

Listen to our interview now.

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Howard Stern Show Pokes Fun of Me Again!

It seems like every few months I hear from listeners of "The Howard Stern Show" about how they heard the interview I did a while back in which I was the brunt of their jokes, as I blogged about first here and then again here.

At this point, I’ve lost track of the number of times people — mostly cool guys — have written to me after the segment aired — it must have run easily three, four, five (?) times. It’s all very amusing.

Anyhow, I just received a wonderful e-mail from John, a Howard Stern fan in British Columbia, Canada. Here’s what he wrote:

"Hi Connie,

Just wanted you to know that we think that you must have a really great sense of humour to allow the Howard Stern Show to air the "interview" you had with High Pitch Eric posing as a sugared-up
little girl.

You may have heard this from other Howard fans, but we found you and are spending time exploring your site, solely because we love Howard and by extension, anyone who has enough of a sense of humour to laugh, even at themselves.

Thanks for one of the one of the most classic laughs ever. We just heard it again this morning and were inspired to visit your site.

Wishing you continued success in your admirable work."

What a sweet e-mail! Any other Howard Stern fans just hear the interview again?

FYI, the reason I was so ideal to is that it’s been years since I listened to Howard Stern (I was a fan while living in L.A. and trapped in traffic a lot) and I didn’t know that High Pitch Eric is just a fun, wacko character. See, for instance, his MySpace profile (if it’s to be believed?)

Howard Stern Show Airs My Interview Again In Which I Hung Up On the Show!

I’m amused. It seems like every few months, entertained fans(mostly guys) of the Howard Stern Show write to tell me that they just heard me on the show.

Interesting. Apparently, I’ve been getting people laughing so much that the Howard Stern Show keeps re-running an interview I unknowingly gave to the show in back in October 2007.

As I’ve laughed about on this blog several times, I flat out hung up mid-interview, as I explained here, and then then later here.

Yes, you got that right. I abruptly ended an interview, ending a phone call (politely, I think) with the Howard Stern Show!

Only I didn’t know I was being interviewed for the Howard Stern Show. NO one told me, as you can learn here. (And it’s been some six years since I listened to the show, when I lived in L.A. and sat in my car a lot.)

Anyhow, I’m taking it all in good humor, even if I’m repeatedly the butt of ridicule and laughter. FYI, here are two comments I just received:

Here’s Allen from Maryland: 

"Just heard an amusing "interview" with you on the Howard Stern Show. Not only do you dispense good informaiton <CQ> but you’re a good sport as well."

Surprised that it aired yet again — this must be at least the third or fourth time, guys have written to me — I wrote back to Allen to find out more. He further explained in a follow-up e-mail:

"I heard it on Friday morning and couldn’t stop
laughing. Hi Pitch Eric is the one that they use for phony phone calls a lot on the

Meanwhile, Michael from Washington, D.C., also contacted me:

"Loved you on the Jack
and Rod Show!!!"

He also wrote back with more information, when I asked:

"It was
funny. You seemed to take the joke well. I think they aired it] yesterday [Wed., Aug. 13]… It was when the show started…they play some ‘bits’ before
Howard goes on air."

Thanks, guys, for keeping me in the loop. Fans of the Howard Stern Show, keep writing to let me know when the piece re-airs again.

And feel free to keep laughing both with and at me!

Radio Interview on Dr. Fitness & the Fat Guy

Ever hear me on a radio interview giving tips and information about sugar? Well, you can catch a podcast now of the radio interview I gave Thursday to Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy (Dr. Adam Shafran and Lee).

FYI, you can listen to the Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy show Sundays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm EST on 710 WGSR-Atlanta.

You also can get their free newsletter here.

Thankfully, I came off coherent during the interview despite the Lyme disease which has been creating some cognitive challenges for me, as I mentioned during my Lyme disease radio interview this week. (Thankfully, I had my book Sugar Shock! in front of me and was able to refer to it, with no ne the wiser.)

Listen now to our interview on Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy.

“Business Matters” Features Sugar Story

Recently, I was interviewed by leadership innovator Thomas White for his radio show, Business Matters, which which focuses on how businesses are shaping our culture.

The show aired today, and you can listen now to the interview, "The Truth is Sweeter."

FYI, I’m one of two people with whom Thomas chats. The other interviewee is anthropology and economics professor Richard Robbins.


SUGAR SHOCK! — Listen Live to Radio Interview Tomorrow

Wanna hear me share insights, info and tips for a half hour tomorrow? Catch m e when Mary Jane Popp quizzes me for The PoppOff Show with Mary Jane Popoff show Wednesday at 1 p.m. EDT.

Listen live to KAHI Radio AM 1950 from Auburn, California.

Sugar Shock Focus of Interview on “Mastering Ourselves” Radio Interview With Sharmai and Keith Amber

Just got off with Keith and Sharmai Amber, "Spiritual Lifestyle Experts," who interviewed me for their radio show, Mastering Ourselves.

The show airs Monday through Saturday at 7 PST (10 EST) in 229 markets nationwide on CRN through cable TV companies.

You can learn more about Sharmai and Keith here.

You’ll be able to listen here soon to our interview.

Raymond Francis Interviews Me on “Beyond Health” Radio Show & Other Media

I was just interviewed by naturopathic doctor, chemist, registered nutrition consultant and MIT-trained scientist Raymond Francis, DSc, MSc, RNC for his "Beyond Health" Radio Show. on KNTS 1220 AM in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Soon, you’ll be able to listen to Raymond’s interview with me here. (Please note that Raymond begins interviewing me about 10 to 15 minutes into his show.)

Raymond has a fascinating background. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of optimal
health maintenance, chairman and CEO of Beyond Health Corporation, the publisher
of Beyond Health News, host and producer of the Beyond Health Show, and author of the highly-acclaimed book, Never
Be Sick Again
and the Pathways to Health newspaper columns.

Stay tuned, because I will interview Raymond on Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. EST on my Stop SUGAR SHOCK! Radio Show. Mark your calendars now.

Other interviews I gave this week include:

Wednesday, Jan. 2
Interviewed by Dr. Alberta
KKNW 1150 AM
Seattle, Washington
5:15 p.m. EST
Thursday, Jan. 3
"Morning Show With Greg & Bob"
7:45 a.m. EST

To get my current schedule, see Connie’s Calendar here.

Listen To Hot Radio Show: Dr. Stanley Mirsky, Dr. Marc Siegel And I Hit the “Joey Reynolds Show”

Tomorrow, Tuesday night (November 6) — or perhaps early Wednesday morning, at midnight — about 9 million listeners at some 100 stations around the country will get to listen to a very intriguing health-related segment on the Joey Reynolds Show.

The popular Joey Reynolds (to your left) — who hosts the #1 late-night radio talk show in New
York — will present a 60-minute segment on WOR-AM/WOR Radio Network with two renowned physicians and me.

I’ll be interviewed along with the acclaimed Stanley Mirsky, M.D. and Marc K. Siegel, M.D.

This should be an absolutely fascinating program! Just learn some of the many impressive credentials of these two physicians.

Dr. Stanley Mirsky is a leading diabetes expert or "diabetologist," as well as a practicing internist and associate clinical professor of medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

What’s more, he’s past president of the American Diabetes Association of New York State
and a board member of the Joslin Diabetes Center.

In addition, Dr. Mirsky was named Endocrinologist of the Year for 2005 by the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

As the Joslin Center website points out, Dr. Mirsky "not only teaches his patients and residents Joslin’s credo that good blood glucose control equals good outcomes, [but] he has written four books based on this premise…"

For instance, Dr. Mirsky has authored the popular Controlling Diabetes the Easy Way and his latest, Diabetes Survival Guide: Understanding the Facts About Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention."


Meanwhile, Marc K. Siegel, M.D. is a practicing internist, an associate professor at the New York University School of Medicine and a fellow in the Master Scholars Society at New York University.

In addition, Dr. Siegel is a prolific writer. He is the author of False Alarm; the Truth About the Epidemic of Fear (top  20 books
of 2005 – Discover Magazine) and Bird Flu: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Pandemic.

He is a sought-after speaker and frequent TV and radio guest — for instance, he appears regularly on CNN, The Today Show and the Fox News Channel.

Dr. Siegel also was a contributor to the U.S. Senate Finance committee investigation of the 2001 bioterror crisis.

What’s more, he’s penned many articles over the years, including these recent ones. (I especially like this piece, "Who’s in Charge: It’s Your Care. Take Control of It, Recommends One Physician," which ran in the Washington Post.

Dr. Siegel also writes a column, "Unreal World," for The Los Angeles Times, and he is a frequent contributor to the Washington Post, USA Today, Slate and many other publications. His articles are syndicated through Tribune Media Services.

Spread the word to your friends about our appearance on the Joey Reynolds Show, which airs Tuesday through Saturday from 12 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. EST in the New York City tri-state area
and is syndicated nationally to more than 100 stations, with an estimated
reach of 9 million listeners.

As the WOR website explains, the legendary Joey Reynolds is "Leader of The Royal Order of the Night People." 

He’s "Mr.
Nice Guy of Night Radio from coast-to-coast, where his show is the absolute king
of the night."

In fact, the glowing bio points out, "His radio shows sparkle with a rare and wonderfully sharp, spontaneous wit that
made him, then and now, one of the greatest personalities in radio. He has also
developed a warm sort of humor that jokes more with the person to whom he’s
talking, rather than against them — An approach on the air that builds friends."

Joey is also author of the entertaining book, Let a Smile Be Your Umbrella…But Don’t Get a Mouthful of Rain: The Joey Reynolds Story.

Sure sounds like this’ll be a fun, fascinating hour!