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Ask Dr. Bunny. Free Chemo Care Bags For Chemo Patients? Melissa Duker, guest

melissa_dukerMelissa Duker, Mary Kay Cosmetics Independent Sales Director, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss a very special project that she and her Mary Kay associates have put together: Chemo Care Bags for anyone going through chemotherapy.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Melissa shares with us the reason why Breast Cancer Awareness is a topic that is very close to her heart. Please tune in and learn how you can help with this very special project!

Each Chemo Care Bag contains safe, paraben-free products including facial cleansing cloths, extra emollient night cream, satin lip balm, soft socks, lavender bath ball, and so much more. Melissa and her colleagues are hoping to get these special Chemo Care bags out to anyone in Ventura County that is going through chemotherapy and can benefit from them.

Melissa and her Mary Kay Associates are accepting donations for the Chemo Care Bag project. This is a not-for-profit venture – ALL donations will go into making more Chemo Care Bags for chemotherapy patients.

Each Chemo Care Bag is $30 to make (the cost of the products only) and any donations are greatly appreciated so that these bags can be given for FREE to chemotherapy patients.

If you would like to help in any way, please contact Melissa Duker TODAY at 805-218-8761 or e-mail:

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About Parabens:
What are Parabens and why is Paraben-free important?
Parabens are preservatives that are frequently added to cosmetics to prevent bacteria growth. They’ve been used since the 1950’s. You will frequently see methylparaben, propylparaben and butylparaben on the ingredient list and these are the parabens to avoid.

Numerous studies have been conducted on parabens, but why should we avoid them? Parabens have been identified as xenoestrogens, meaning they mimic estrogen in the body. This has been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues. Researchers have located parabens in breast tumors and believe there is a relationship between parabens and tumors. In the July 2002 issue of the Archives of Toxicology, Dr. S. Oishi of the Department of Toxicology, Tokyo Metropolitan Research Laboratory of Public Health reported that newborn male mammals exposed to butylparaben “adversely affects the secretion of testosterone and the function of the male reproductive system.”

Parabens all to appear to be stored in your body, which has a cumulative effect and, over time, may damage health. While there may be no official scientific evidence to confirm that parabens directly cause cancer, it is good to be mindful of the use of parabens. The good thing is that many paraben-free products can be found, so it is possible to avoid them if you are concerned.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Olive Oil fraud? Paul Dutcher, guest.

download-7Paul Dutcher, co-owner (with his wife, Lynn) of Epicurean Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars in Camarillo, California, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss all things Olive Oil! Tune in and learn about the many aspects of this amazing oil – and how all Olive Oils are NOT created equally! A delicious interview you won’t want to miss!!

About Epicurean Olive Oils in Camarillo:
Epicurean Olive Oils is a family owned and operated specialty extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and select gourmet foods boutique and online shop located in the heart of Camarillo, CA.

We offer a carefully selected assortment of 100% extra virgin olive oils, flavored oils, aged balsamic vinegars, truffle oil and gourmet nut and seed oils from around the world. Every day, our guests are invited to complimentary tastings. Taste one, taste all! Have fun! It is our goal to create a warm and friendly atmosphere that, while attracting chefs and connoisseurs, also inspires the casual cook to infuse a little adventure and fun in their daily meals. We know you will enjoy our products as much as we do.

We are committed to providing our customers with the finest, freshest products available. Our ultra-premium extra virgin olive oils are imported from both hemispheres, which produce counter to one another. This allows us to offer the freshest oil available in the world, throughout the year. We are committed to sourcing the best oils and vinegars through our relationships with artisans and producers worldwide.

We also offer an expansive selection of traditionally-aged Balsamic Vinegars imported from Modena, Italy. These balsamic vinegars are intensely flavorful and healthful.

Our extra virgin oils, balsamic vinegars and other gourmet selections make excellent gifts for any food-lover or health-conscience friends and family.

Shop online or stop by our Camarillo, CA location. You’ll be delighted with our suggested recipes and pairing oils and balsamic vinegars that create an “epicurean delight.”


Protective against heart disease
Lower blood pressure
Help prevent formation of blood clots
Increase HDL “good cholesterol
Improve LDL:HDL ratio
Reduce risk of Alzheimer’s
Reduce breast cancer risk
Improve insulin sensitivity
Help prevent bone loss
Reduce inflammation
Reduce colon cancer risk


Protective against heart disease
Reduce cancer risk
Improve insulin sensitivity
Boost digestive enzyme, pepsin
Reduce cholesterol level
Improve metabolism
Help prevent anemia & fatigue

Visit Epicurean Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars (and Paul and Lynn Dutcher!) at:
97 E. Daily Dr.
Camarillo, CA  93010
(805) 383-6489
 Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What are Clinical Psychology and Mindful Behavior Strategies? Barbara Morris Jensen, Psy. D., guest

Dr. Bunny and Barbara Morris Jensen, Psy. D.

Dr. Bunny and Barbara Morris Jensen, Psy. D.

Clinical Psychologist Barbara Morris Jensen joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Clinical Psychology and Mindful Behavior Strategies – and how it can help!  A very informative interview!

Barbara Morris Jensen, Psy. D., is a therapist in Camarillo, California, providing individual therapy, and personalized Life Coaching.

Treatment specialization includes:

  • Life Coaching – personal and professional
  • Evidence-Based assessment and curriculum for:
  • Stress Management
  • Executive Coaching
  • Anger Management
  • Therapy for Depression and Anxiety
  • Parenting Support
  • Work and Career issues
  • Conflict Resolution

I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues providing services that span from therapy for depression, parenting support, stress management and beyond.

For those desiring to clarify direction, create a specific action plan, and move toward consciously creating, and manifesting inspired life goals, Life Coaching provides an alternative for those not needing therapy. Life Coaching is available in person or over the phone.

In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, I offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth they’re striving for.

Frequently Asked Question:  Is therapy right for me?

Seeking out therapy is an individual choice. There are many reasons why people come to therapy. Sometimes it is to deal with long-standing psychological issues, or problems with anxiety or depression. Other times it is in response to unexpected changes in one’s life such as a divorce or work transition. Many seek the advice of a therapist as they pursue their own personal exploration and growth. Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, weight control, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

Contact Barbara Morris Jensen at (805) 758-4854 or by E-mail:

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Introducing Mercury Broadcasting’s NEW SHOW: Advanced Spine and Sport with Dr. James Baranski!

Dr. Bunny and Dr. James Baranski

Dr. Bunny and Dr. James Baranski

Dr. James Baranski joins Dr. Bunny to discuss his NEW SHOW on Mercury Broadcasting: Advanced Spine and Sport with Dr. James Baranski – airing every Friday, starting October 7th, 2016.  We are very excited about this great new show!

As a Chiropractor, Dr. Baranski brings a vast amount of expertise and experience to his show.  At his office in Ventura, California he works with a dedicated team of Medical Professionals, trained in many disciplines, to better serve the goals and needs of their patients. They are Ventura’s only integrated medical sports and wellness clinic which offers Medical Pain Management (Drug-less), Stem Cell and Advanced Alternatives, PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections, Chiropractic, Physio Therapy, Massage, and Medical Weight Loss to helping our patients achieve their Health and Wellness goals.

Dr. Baranski’s office is the first of its kind in Ventura County to bring this special blend of integrated medicine – including an M.D., chiropractors, physical therapy, massage therapy, and medical weight loss all in one location.  Their holistic medical team strives to educate and provide their patients with the most advanced forms of non-surgical therapies possible.

On Dr. Baranski’s new show, he will delve into the many facets of  integrative, regenerative medicine and wellness, and you’ll learn about cutting edge therapies like Regenerative Therapy/Stem Cell, Platelet-Rich Plasma injections, Synvisc and so much more!

More about Dr. James Baranski:
Baranski, D.C., an avid sports enthusiast, enjoys basketball, golf, and working out. He understands that with activities comes injuries, and how treating these injuries as quickly and successfully as possible is crucial, whether it be for an elite athlete or for the weekend warrior.

Dr. Baranski graduated in December 1999 from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Los Angeles. He worked as an associate for three years in North Hollywood, CA, then worked for a prominent orthopedic medical group in Los Angeles, CA. There he directed patient care which included chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, pain management, surgical procedures, and pre- and post-operative rehabilitation.

Dr. Baranski specializes in sports injuries, personal injuries such as motor vehicle accidents and slip-n-falls, as well as work-related and repetitive stress injuries. He works with many of the top attorneys and MD’s in the Ventura County ensuring the most comprehensive care possible for the patients.

He has taken 100’s of hours of post-graduate classes on sports injuries and exercise therapy, as well as work injury laws and personal injury seminars. He also did personal training for 3 years, helping people reach their personal and fitness goals.

Contact Dr. James Baranski at Advanced Spine and Sport (805) 642-4061
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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is RAIN Communities? David Kohlmeier, guest.

Dr. Bunny and David Kohlmeier

Dr. Bunny and David Kohlmeier

David Kohlmeier, President of the Board of Directors of RAIN Communities, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss being homeless, finding faith, and how RAIN Communities helps people to transition from homelessness to permanent housing. An absolutely amazing, and uplifting, interview!

About RAIN Transitional Living Center:
A bridge to permanent housing…
Since 1997, the RAIN Transitional Living Center (RAIN) has provided housing and services to families and single adults in Ventura County, California, to help with the transition from homelessness to permanent housing.

Serving up to 70 people at a time in a home-like setting in Camarillo, RAIN provides nutritious meals; intensive case management services; employment assistance including transportation to work; life skills courses on topics such as money management, parenting, and relapse prevention; and privately-funded enrichment programs for children.

Some facts about homelessness:

A 2003 survey by the Ventura County Homeless and Housing Coalitions (VCHHC) revealed the following findings: the majority of homeless in Ventura County are women and children; the homeless population is growing – 51% were newly homeless (6 months or less); people are remaining homeless longer- 37% homeless 2 or more years compared to 28% in 2002; disabled people comprise 1/3 of the sheltered population; those sheltered are long time County residents –59% have lived locally for 10 years or more; and 34% were working at least part time but were not making a living wage. Rapidly growing housing rents have outpaced the growth in wages leaving more families, particularly single working mothers, behind.

How can I help?
Become a Partner in Transforming Lives:

Homeless families and individuals working to make a new start in life need community support and comprehensive resources beyond the restrictions often attached to public funding. Therefore, RAIN Communities, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3), partners with the County of Ventura to provide funding for special programs at RAIN, including counseling, childcare, and fun activities for the children and their parents.

Half of RAIN’s residents are children. Field trips, gardening, arts, and other enrichment activities funded by RAIN Communities, Inc. are important parts of the RAIN program, helping children whose lives have been so difficult feel more like “regular kids.

To volunteer at RAIN (individual and group volunteer projects are welcome) please call RAIN Communities, Inc. at (805) 482-5063. You can also help by making tax-deductible in-kind, or financial donation that will help a RAIN resident make a new start in life.

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RAIN Transitional Living Center, P.O. Box 1934, Camarillo, California 93011

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is Colon Hydrotherapy? Jacalyn Booth, guest

Jacalyn Booth and Dr. Bunny

Jacalyn Booth and Dr. Bunny

Jacalyn Booth, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Colon Hydrotherapy, the difference between colonics and enemas, how Colon Hydrotherapy can benefit you, and the importance of colon health. Tune in and learn more about this vital area of health & wellness.  A very informative interview!

About Jacalyn Booth:
With over 30 years of working with people in varying modalities,  and over a decade as a colon hydrotherapist, Jacalyn brings a deep level of caring, presence, and experience to the “art” of colon hydrotherapy — also known as a colonic or colon irrigation. It is her goal to create an environment of comfort, relaxation, and ease as she works with you to improve your digestive health.

Jacalyn teaches Digestive Anatomy, Pathology, and Health at a state accredited massage school, and Digestive Health periodically at the Oaks of Ojai.  She is a Certified Massage Therapist, Certified Movement Expression Facilitator, and Certified Dance Alive™ Teacher. Nutritional information and appropriate referrals to other skilled professionals are also provided.

People from all of Ventura County, Santa Barbara County, Los Angeles County, as well as other states and countries have been coming to see Jacalyn for over a decade.

Only sterile, disposable tubes and nozzles, and filtered water is used, as well as state of the art colon hydrotherapy equipment, which is manufactured through compliance with strict FDA guidelines.

Ojai is known throughout Ventura County as a healing oasis. The pleasant drive from Ventura is approximately
20 – 30 minutes. From Santa Barbara, it is a beautiful drive either by the ocean or through the hills, past Lake Casitas, and takes approximately 45 minutes. Come visit Ojai, cleanse your body and head home refreshed and rejuvenated!

“The lower digestive tract really does set a foundation for health and well-being. . . Among other things, what goes on in the colon can shape the immune system in the rest of the body.”  Dr. J. Inadomi — Chairman of Gastrointestinal Medicine at UC San Francisco and Chairman of the Clinical Practice and Quality Management Committee for the American Gastroenterological Association

Contact Jacalyn Booth at (805) 901-3000
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Jacalyn Booth, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist
Ojai Digestive Health
115 Pieie Road, Suite B
Ojai, CA

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Gorgeous shoes that are comfortable, too??? Beth Freeman, guest

downloadBeth Freeman, assistant sales manager at Donald J Pliner shoes in the Las Vegas Caesar’s Palace Forum Shops, joins Dr. Bunny for a fun and informative interview about all things SHOES! Tune in and get the inside scoop from a real shoe expert!

About Donald J Pliner:

The Donald J Pliner Company has built a reputation for its innovative materials and quality craftsmanship in men’s and women’s luxury footwear and accessories. Since 1989, the brand has been known for the combination of fashion, fit and comfort that embodies every design.

Inspired by Energy. Drawn from Destinations. From the beaches of Miami to Metropolitan rooftops, the lights of Las Vegas and beyond, Donald J Pliner shoes, boots and accessories are infused with uniquely bold, colorful, modern styling influenced by a mix of evocative places both near and far away.

Donald J Pliner products are sold nationwide in select specialty stores and upscale department stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale’s. The entire collection is also available at the company’s six retail stores – Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, New Orleans, Orlando, San Jose and on

Welcome to the World of Donald J Pliner.

About Donald J Pliner at The Forum Shops at Caesars, Las Vegas:
We invite you to step into an exceptional shopping oasis. Infused with elements reflective of Donald’s worldly travels, the environment emulates the richness of the unique designs found in each shoe, boot and accessory for both men and women.
Highly-trained Donald J Pliner associates are prepared to provide one-on-one assistance with detailed knowledge of the handcrafted nature, exotic materials and unique design of each style. From offering fashion trend advice to selecting the perfect shoes and accessories for any occasion, a personal shopper will aspire to deliver on your every need and desire.

Email Beth Freeman at today to make an appointment for an experience tailored to you.

Donald J Pliner at The Forum Shops at Caesars
3500 Las Vegas Boulevard South Suite S-25
Las Vegas, NV 89109
(702) 796-0900
Sun – Thurs 10AM – 11PM
Fri & Sat 10AM – MIDNIGHT

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is motion picture production like? David Preston, guest.

David Preston

David Preston

David Preston, CEO of E Alan Enterprises and Producer at Mountain Jack Studios, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss digital media, motion picture production, post production and so much more! Tune in and learn some very fascinating & exciting behind-the-scenes info!

About David Preston:  David’s career began working at an NBC Television affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada working as a camera operator, lighting technician, technical director and director of news, public service and commercials.  David was also a News Producer, News Anchor/Reporter for a local Las Vegas radio station.  For five successive years he worked as the audio gaffer on the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Telethon.

David then entered film school where he earned an Associates of Arts in Communications and a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, and met his current business partner, Ron Gulette.  After college, David worked as the Production Manager on a film titled “Forgotten Heros”, and in special projects for a company called, Klasky Csupo.  David co-Produced a low budget feature film called “Black Water”, then opened a Location Service company managing various location properties to the film community.  David then spent the next seventeen plus years working as a Project Manager/Producer, mastering and restoring older Hollywood film classics for major studios such as Paramount, 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures and Inter-Media, working for such companies as Technicolor, Warner Bros, Post Logic Studios and Ascent Media.

David has now moved back into film production, where his real passion has always been.  David has teamed up with his good friend, Ron Gulette, to create Mountain Jack Studios, LLC, a company that will develop, produce and distribute the motion pictures that they will be making.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Starting a new school and dealing with change? A kid’s perspective! Elizabeth and Isabel, guests.

Dr. Bunny, Elizabeth and Isabel

Dr. Bunny, Elizabeth and Isabel

Elizabeth, 10, and Isabel, 9, join Dr. Bunny to talk about their recent experience starting a new school, in a new town. Elizabeth and Isabel share their perspective and offer advice to other kids who may be facing a similar transition. This is a wonderful interview with two very delightful young ladies. Tune in and gain some insight on what it’s like to be a kid in today’s world!

Some thoughts on starting a new school:

It is September and time for kids to back in school. We all remember being excited – nervous – stressed –happy – confused, or, any combination of those feelings when we returned to the classroom after summer vacation.

But, what if you have to change schools? Eeek! …Starting over…It can be a big deal, traumatic even! Old teachers, old friends, and an old school building will be left behind – and that can feel very sad.  So, make sure you let yourself experience the sadness by talking it over with friends who are going through it, too, or your parents, grandparents or other family you feel close to.  And remember, if you’re sad, it’s not a bad thing – it’s actually a good thing, because it means you had a good experience there that you’re sad to leave behind.  If you’re not sad, then it’s probably time for a new start where you have a new chance to make it a happy experience.

So what’s the best way to face it?  The one thing that never changes about life is just that: Change.  Change happens.  And while you can’t prepare for every change you’re going to meet, you can learn to get better at dealing with change itself.  And for kids in school, changing schools – and changing towns! – that can be a huge challenge.  I hope we’ve helped provide some tips for how to handle, and embrace, change!

Thank you to Elizabeth and Isabel for sharing their honest feelings and giving us insight into the world of kids today!

Check out one of Elizabeth’s favorite websites,, for fun facts about your name and others!

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Ask Dr. Bunny. How do you find your joy by helping people? Lisa Marquez, guest.

Lisa MarquezLisa Marquez, one of the most upbeat & inspiring women you’ll ever meet, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how helping people helps her to find, and keep, the joy in her life! A wonderful interview with a delightful woman!

About Lisa:

Lisa is from the little town of Santa Paula, CA and has lived in the City of Ventura, CA
for the past 10+ years now. Lisa is a Licensed Sales Producer for Allstate Insurance
Company and currently works at the Jill Olivares Insurance Agency in Oak View. She is
licensed in property casualty, health, life, commercial and also has her series 6, 63, and
26 license.

In addition to being passionate about educating her clients about their insurance needs,
Lisa is very passionate about helping those in her community that may not have a
means to help themselves. She currently serves as the Junior Regent at the Ventura
Moose Lodge where fundraising for the community is flourishing. Lisa is also a board
member for Project Understanding where she believes in their philosophy of a hand up
and not a hand out. She is the current chairperson for the Ventura Marathon fund
raising event and participate by running a ½ marathon(13.1 miles) all while raising
money for Project Understanding and its many services.

Lisa was very instrumental in creating the first “purple room” at the City Center
Transitional Living where a survivor of domestic violence and their family was able to
find a safe place they can now call home. She is extremely honored to now be serving
as an official board member for the City Center and looking forward to the opportunity of
having more purple rooms for those affected by domestic violence.

Lisa has two beautiful daughters and one amazing son but it give her great joy spending
time with the love of her life, her grandson Gauge! She loves running in her spare time
and hopes to run a full marathon in the future, Lord willing. She believes that putting
God first in her life makes all things possible and for that she is truly grateful!

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