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Ask Dr. Bunny. Retired? How does it feel? Mel Sheeler, guest

Mel SheelerMel Sheeler joins Dr. Bunny to discuss retirement.  How does it feel to be retired after spending much of your lifetime being busy?  How do you fill the ‘void’ when you suddenly have the freedom to do anything, or nothing, at all?  Mel has some very interesting insight that might surprise you.

Mel made a conscious decision not to get involved quite as much in Henderson, Nevada, where he and his lovely wife, Kathy, moved to after retirement.  He has become more active in his local church, and is still very involved in the National Police Dog Foundation, as well as still being involved with Caregivers Assisting the Elderly.

This is an inspiring interview with a very special man!

Here’s more info on the National Police Dog Foundation and Caregivers Assisting the Elderly, both of which Mel spoke about in his interview:

About the National Police Dog Foundation:

In 1998 the Ventura Police Dog Foundation began as a local group helping to fund the K-9 program for the City of Ventura, CA. Ventura Police Department Lt. Dave Inglis and veterinarian Dr. Ron Dalzell, along with a few volunteers, realized the need for a civilian organization to help fund K-9 units. In addition, many cities in Ventura County lacked budgets to fund their K-9 programs in their entirety, so the foundation expanded and became the Police Dog Foundation. Not only did police departments lack the initial funds to purchase and train a dog, many did not have a budget for serious medical issues. This continues to be the same circumstance today throughout the US, so the foundation expanded again and became the National Police Dog Foundation. Visit our FAQs page to learn more.

The National Police Dog Foundation began to support K-9 units throughout the United States in 2004. We currently assist law enforcement agencies through funding to achieve their goals of providing a K-9 unit with quality police dogs and training. In addition, the NPDF has also incorporated a network of veterinarians to help assist agencies with providing for maintenance care and possible emergencies as well as costly medical situations that might occur during their active service career. Equally important is to provide continued care for the police service dog after it retires. Our network of veterinarians includes some of the country’s most valued specialists in many varying areas of health care.

Currently many dogs for police service work are imported from Europe. The origins of most working breeds are in these countries, providing us with some of the best bloodlines available. Although through many years of importing excellent breeding stock from Europe, the United States now has the ability to produce dogs of equal quality. One of the many benefits of dogs bred in America is that they do not have to travel the many hours now necessary by plane to come to the US, saving them the stress of these long flights.

It is the mission of the National Police Dog Foundation to raise funds, promote education and awareness for the purchase, training and on-going veterinary care for active and retired police K-9s. We hope you’ll join us in this effort by supporting this noble cause.


Caregivers Assisting The Elderly:

Founded in 1984 with a grant from the Interfaith Council on Aging and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondolet developed a community-based model to meet a growing need in the United States. Today, CAREGIVERS serves hundreds of seniors in six cities throughout Ventura County – one of the largest aging populations in the Nation! Thanks to generous gifts from Individuals, Foundations, Corporations and Public Agencies, CAREGIVERS continues to respond to the important needs of homebound and frail elders.


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Ask Dr. Bunny. Running a marathon in full Fireman gear?? Rudy Marin, guest

Rudy MarinFirefighter Rudy Marin joins Dr. Bunny to discuss running a 26.2 mile L.A. Marathon in full fireman turn-out gear (approximately 70 pounds!)!  Tune in and learn what compelled Rudy to complete such a huge accomplishment!  Rudy’s dedication and commitment is evident as he tells the story about how became a firefighter.  A true inspiration!

About the Fallen Firefighter Memorial:

The Ventura County Fallen Firefighters Memorial is a lasting tribute to the firefighters who gave their lives to protect the citizens of Ventura County.

In the fall of each year, the Ventura County honors its fallen firefighters and their families at a memorial ceremony.   The service features a reading of the names of the fallen, bagpipes, personal tributes, uniformed procession and the traditional Firefighter’s Bell Ceremony.  The annual service provides a place where people can spend time in the company of others who have lost a loved one.

About the Memorial

The Ventura County Fallen Firefighter Memorial was built in 2004 to remember those lost in the line of duty from traumatic injury or job-related illness.

The memorial is located on the grounds of the County Government Center off of Victoria Avenue.  It features a circular granite pedestal inscribed with the names of the 44 fallen firefighters and Firefighter’s Prayer.  On top of the pedestal is a seven-foot statue of a firefighter holding a small child.  Three flagpoles serve as a backdrop to the Memorial.


The Fallen Firefighter Memorial is the culmination of a four-year effort to build a permanent monument to honor Ventura County fallen heroes.  It serves as a joint venture of the Ventura County Fire Chiefs Association, firefighter labor organizations, Rotary International and the eight fire agencies serving the county – Ventura County, Oxnard, Ventura City, Federal Fire, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Cal Fire and the U.S. Forest Service.

Contact Rudy Marin at (818) 2632082

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Natural, Handcrafted Body Care? Sabine Dodane, guest

Sabine DodaneSabine Dodane, owner of Rêves de Sabine joins Dr. Bunny to discuss growing up in France with parents who were artists, and how she came to create her wonderful line of eco-friendly, handcrafted, botanical & natural body care products.

Sabine has some very interesting stories about her life growing up in France & travelling to Ibiza, living ‘off the grid’ in the 70’s (before it was popular!), and how she learned to appreciate nature, natural products and the beauty of living a simple life.

About Sabine’s natural body care:

Rêves de Sabine (“Sabine’s Dreams”) is a line of eco-friendly, handcrafted, botanical & natural body care products to look, feel and smell beautiful, from head to toe.

✴ Made with Love in Ventura
✴ Handcrafted in small batches
✴ Over 90% organic
✴ Food grade whenever possible

✴ Chemicals
✴ Preservatives
✴ Added water
✴ Refined oils
✴ Genetically modified ingredients
✴ Animal testing – tested on ourselves and our loved ones first 🙂

Each ingredient is active and effective, selected for its therapeutic benefits and aromatic qualities. We believe that essential oils have a significant and positive impact on our mental, physical, and spiritual health, and we have crafted unique blends for each one of our products.

✴ Being in harmony with nature
✴ Being respectful of our environment and our planet
✴ Using clean ingredients
✴ Quality before profit
✴ Being honest and ethical
✴ Truly caring about customers

I am an artisan inspired by nature, the smell of the ocean, the feel of bare feet in cool sand, the taste of honey and the sound of bees, the scent of white sage on a warm summer day and, most of all, by Love.

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Sabine’s products can also be found in Ojai, California, at Rainbow Bridge Natural Foods, 211 E Matilija St, Ojai, CA 93023

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Financial freedom? Craig Miller, guest

Craig MillerCraig Miller joins Dr. Bunny to discuss financial issues.  Learn how you can free yourself financially, build wealth ‘off the radar screen of the IRS’ (yes, it’s legal!), and how to understand the tax implications of what you are currently doing with your money.  Tons of great info to be had, so be sure to tune in!

About Craig Miller:

In the world of money, what is it that financial institutions deliver? They have products to sell – to use a golf analogy, they offer clubs. Unfortunately, too much focus is on the product, when focus should be spent more directly on the swing, which is the process.

Do you need to have clubs to play golf? Of course you do. Similarly, to compete in the world of wealth, one is going to need financial products to play, but the product, or club, one chooses is not as important as having the correct swing.

Most professionals are so busy focusing on how great their product is that their client never really learns how to leverage it effectively. You must master the use of your money and learn to avoid losing strategies along the way. You must also have access to your money and be able to make the necessary adjustments when needed (liquidity, use and control).

I teach people how to build wealth off the radar screen of the IRS for income tax purposes. I believe that you should be financially free when you retire and not subject to government taxation. By using the IRS tax code I teach people how to achieve this freedom.

There’s a reason family dynasties have been using this strategy for generations to grow and protect their wealth. Even when subject to estate limits, these strategies go a long way toward promoting the tax-free, inter-generational transfer of wealth.

You won’t find another type of account or investment that has all these benefits in one investment — not 401(k)s, IRAs, mutual funds, stocks, bonds, precious metals, real estate, nor any other account.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. How do you stay so young? Dr. Johannes Ramirez, guest


Dr. Johannes Ramirez joins Dr. Bunny for a fascinating and informative discussion on staying young, Women’s health care, Men’s health care, SculpSure (the latest non-invasive fat reduction option), bio-identical hormones, testosterone therapy for men – and so much more.

Lots of great info that everyone needs to know!

About Dr. Johannes Ramirez

At Women’s Care Center in Oxnard, Camarillo, California, Dr. Johannes Ramirez is a leading provider of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He specializes in female reproductive health issues, weight loss, and gynecological health issues as well as testosterone replacement treatment for men and women.

Dr. Ramirez has a Master’s in Physiology and Neurobiology and over 20 publications in print. He has been a practicing OB/GYN for 28 years and has the unique experience and qualifications which blend together to provide a cohesive approach to patient care. He stays abreast of the latest developments in women’s health issues and renews his certification with the American College of OB/GYN board annually.

The practice is committed to staying up-to-date with new developments in obstetrics and gynecology and informing patients through consultation and regular educational seminars. Dr. Ramirez can help with a variety of issues.

Dr. Ramirez and his staff are also dedicated to helping their patients lose weight in a way that takes into account their own personal needs and medical profile. A physician-supervised medical weight loss program will also be the safest method for weight loss and maintenance. The practice offers strategies and nutritional plans available only to medical doctors which provide results that no other program can duplicate. The practice’s weight loss plans not only result in patients feeling better about their appearance but put them on the road better health as well.

When not with his patients, Dr. Ramirez enjoys spending his free time with his wife and three children, kitesurfing, and golfing. He is also a private pilot with over 500 hours flight time.

Whatever a patient’s needs or concerns, call Women’s Care Center today for a free consultation. To accommodate the busy schedules of today’s patients, the practice also supports email and telemedicine visits.

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Women’s Care Center
650 Hobson Way, Suite 201, Oxnard, CA 93030
Phone: 805-214-4092  Fax: 805-247-1893

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Great service at a Pharmacy? Amani Hishmeh, guest

AmaniAmani Hishmeh joins Dr. Bunny to discuss being a pharmacy owner – both in Jordan and in America.  Amani has just opened her third pharmacy in Ventura County: Ventura County Pharmacy, at 3350 Loma Vista Rd. in Ventura, CA.

Amani’s motto for great service is “Treat everyone like they are family!”.  Her pharmacies really go above & beyond to give great service to everyone who walks thru the door – they have coffee, friendly smiles, quick service, and even delivery if you can’t make it in!  They also offer free blood pressure screening.  Even vaccines are available!

Amani explains the difference between vaccines, and you may be surprised to learn that there IS a difference in quality & content for each vaccine.  She shares some incredibly valuable information that you need to know.

Amani has amazing energy!  She is passionate about her work, her love of community, and her family.  She’s also passionate about a new diet:  The Ideal Protein Diet.  It is a simple diet & is, well Ideal!  Tune in and learn more!

A great interview with a fascinating, energetic woman!

Contact Amani Hishmeh at (805) 765-6046
Also visit: Ventura County Pharmacy, 3350 Loma Vista Rd., Ventura, CA – right across from Ventura County Hospital

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Ask Dr. Bunny. First time Mother at 41? Elana Daley, guest


Elana Daley joins Dr. Bunny to discuss how becoming a mother at 41 changed her life.  She was making a 6 figure income, she had been told by doctors that she couldn’t get pregnant, and then…   Well, as they say, “When man makes plans, God looks down & laughs” :-).

Tune in and listen as Elana shares honestly about how she felt about this huge, life-changing event, homeschooling and more!

About Elana Daley:  Re-invent, invigorate, and passionately recreate who I am. That’s what Arbonne is doing for me. Have you ever met someone who’s energy is contagious? The entire company is filled with men and women with passion and energy.

“Career Woman gone Mom” is the name of a book I started when I entered motherhood for the first time. I had a true identity crisis. It was difficult to shift from corporate to full time motherhood. I had no idea what would come, and I fell in love with my family. Upon realizing that I did not want to return to corporate life but remain a stay at home mom, I also found that I missed having my own career.

I did not marry until I was over 40 and had my only child late. Before marriage I had started a successful training and coaching company and then stepped into our family business to help my husband while I stayed home raising our son. The work was not fulfilling. I wanted more.   I also knew that returning to coaching and training would require me to travel and I did not want to leave my family.

I attended a Healthy Happy Hour at the insistence of my neighbor. I knew it was about healthy products and I had been invited to other nutritional events with poor quality ingredients. With reluctance I attended. I have many food allergies, so I was cautious. Upon being introduced to the protein shakes, I immediately read the ingredient labels. Then I began reading all the product labels for the clean eating program and tasting each product. I reviewed the details of the 30 Days to Healthy Living program. It followed everything that my doctor of 24 years prior had advised me about eating healthy and training clean. Because of many food allergies, I was still skeptical and thought, “I”ll give it a try”. Being the discount queen, I signed up as a consultant to get the best price and bought the 30 Days To Healthy Living Set and the RE9 skin care line.

My first Clean Eating Challenge went well, but I did not give up sweets. My coach, Tracy Schuetz told me, “if you’re going to do this, do it right and go all the way”. So I started the Clean Eating Challenge again and gave up sweets. I knew I could not make it alone so I invited 3 girlfriends to do it with me. They became my accountability team. My first month I lost very little weight but I lost 1 1/2 inches in my waist, and 1 inch in my hips! As I made eating clean a priority, I realized that this was about getting healthy. I dropped from size 10 to size 6 in two short months. As I began to share my experience, more and more friends wanted results like mine.

The rest is history. I have had great results from the 30 Days to Healthy Living program. I have more energy, my memory is spot on, and I am more alert. I get compliments from strangers on my skin and I tell them about the RE9 skincare line. All I do is share my enthusiasm, my love of the products and most of all my results. It’s a blast reuniting with friends, helping them get results, and growing a business that I believe in.   I never thought I would be in network marketing. It’s hard not to share when I feel so passionately and believe in the products and philosophy of Arbonne. Join me in building your business with Arbonne.

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Ask Dr. Bunny. The Plastic Surgeon for Mama June? Dr. Daniel Kolder, guest

Dr KolderBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Kolder joins Dr. Bunny to discuss plastic surgery, how he became a plastic surgeon and how he was chosen to be the Plastic Surgeon for Mama June Shannon on WE TV’s “Mama June: Not to Hot”.  Dr. Kolder shares how he helped Mama June to acheive her aesthetic goals after her extreme weight loss.

Tune in and get to know Dr. Kolder as he explains what a Plastic Surgeon is, and how a Plastic Surgeon is trained.   Is a Cosmetic Surgeon the same as a Plastic Surgeon??  The answer may surprise you!

An extremely informative and interesting interview with a very compassionate and skilled doctor!

About Dr. Kolder and The Pacifica Institute:

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. As a highly trained plastic surgeon, his specialties include tummy tucks; liposuction; breast augmentation, lifts and reduction; facelifts; upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. He is best-known for his warm, easy manner, compassionate care, and beautiful, natural results.

Dr. Kolder is a graduate of Creighton University undergraduate and medical school in Omaha, Nebraska. Following medical school, he completed his Plastic Surgery residency training at the University of Missouri. While there, he received exceptional training in surgery of the hand, breast and skin cancer as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. During his time in Missouri, Dr. Kolder was also the recipient of numerous outstanding resident teaching awards.

Contact Dr. Daniel Kolder at (805) 484-2855

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Lose Weight and Keep it Off – at a Special Price??

It’s Dr. Bunny’s birthday month and YOU are getting the gift! She is offering her Lose Weight & Keep It Off CD set for $20 off (regular price is $59.95, now only $39.95!!)! Take advantage of this great special just in time for swimsuit season!!

Go to to order yours today!!

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Ask Dr. Bunny. Is there help for Perimenopause symptoms? Dr. Zoe Wells, guest

Dr. ZoeDr. Zoe Wells, licensed naturopathic doctor, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss perimenopause and her book Women’s Transformational Journey – 5 Steps to Creating Joy and Balance in Perimenopause. 

Tune in and learn more about the options perimenopausal women have for feeling better, Dr. Zoe’s opinion on bioidentical hormones and the different types of therapies that are available to help balance and support women during this very special time of life.  A fascinating and informative interview!

About Dr. Zoe’s book: Women’s Transformational Journey – 5 Steps to Creating Joy and Balance in Perimenopause:

A woman’s life is full – full to the top and overflowing. When a woman feels out of balance it stops her from enjoying the flow of her life and robs her of the joy of living. Every day I see women in my medical practice who want help with low energy, sleep problems, and mood swings. They are journeying through the complex and challenging stage of perimenopause, and they want off the hormone rollercoaster. Each stage of a woman’s life brings new challenges and new discoveries. Our bodies help us to maneuver through these stages, and our hormones create the physiological shift to push us to evolve and grow our body, mind, and spirit.

Have you yourself had any of these experiences?
• Feeling consumed and controlled by your emotions and not knowing where they come from or what to do with them
• Feeling like you’re riding the hormone rollercoaster each month and wanting to get off
• Not being able to stay focused on your goal
• Being so tired you can’t imagine having the energy to do something new or different even though you know you need to break out of the rut
• Sensing changes in your body but not knowing what to do about them – mood changes, sleep problems, new PMS symptoms and an inability to handle family or work demands that you juggled successfully before

I’ve worked with so many women that have these challenges. They may come in to my practice for hot flashes and sleep problems but as we talk, they speak of brains that won’t shut off, persistent nagging thoughts and worries, racing hearts, an undercurrent that something is wrong but they can’t figure it out and they’re scared.
Women are intelligent. They know when something is up, but taking the next step to stop and listen can feel overwhelming.
I understand these issues from the perspectives of the thousands of women I have worked with in my natural medicine private practice.

I wish to share with you much of what I’ve learned about women.
• How to be happy and feel good
• How to enjoy your body, feel vital and be able to do the things you really want to do
• How to show up for your life and be who you really want to be
• How to support and nourish this beautiful vehicle of the body – the house of our emotions, mind and soul
• How to be there for yourself and commit to yourself before everyone else
• How to hold yourself when you hurt and stay by your own side even when it seems that no one else will

With these tools you’ll be unstoppable, the irresistible you that you dream of being!

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About Dr. Zoe Wells:

Dr. Zoe Wells is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a thriving natural medicine practice in San Luis Obispo, California since 1997.

Dr Zoe currently specializes in women’s health particularly endocrine (hormonal) issues encompassing peri-menopause and post-menopause issues, PMS and menstrual disorders, thyroid and adrenal dysfunction. She has had a family practice for 20 years and also works with teens, men, and senior men and women for general medicine complaints. As a naturopathic doctor she works to find the cause of disease and imbalance in the body and return the body to its natural state of health and well-being. She uses herbal, homeopathic and nutritional medicine as well as craniosacral therapy to treat the whole person – body, mind and spirit.

Dr. Wells received her medical degree from National College of Naturopathic Medicine and her B.A. in psychology with high honors from the University of California. She has lectured extensively on health issues including menopause, depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, cancer and osteoporosis as well as teaching herbal medicine and nutrition classes. In 2004 Dr. Wells was nominated as a San Luis Obispo Woman of Distinction.

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