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Ask Dr. Bunny. Overcoming opioid addiction and reclaiming your life? Dr. Randy Nordyke, guest.

Dr. Randy Nordyke

Dr. Randy Nordyke joins Dr. Bunny to discuss pain, opioids, addiction, and getting your life back.  Dr. Nordyke shares a very personal story about having knee replacement, surviving 9 blood clots, becoming addicted to opioids, his journey to overcoming opioid addiction and reclaiming his life.

Tune in as Dr. Nordyke tells us about the scariest night of his life, and the lesson he learned from this whole experience.  We’ll also learn about what Dr. Nordyke is doing to help others avoid opioid addiction.

 

About Dr. Randy Nordyke:

Dr. Randy Nordyke is an experienced medical professional who has enjoyed a 30-year career working as a doctor, entrepreneur, product innovator, and mentor. After spending several years as a professional motocross racer, a number of injuries forced Dr. Nordyke to retire from the sport and pursue occupation elsewhere. Dealing with his injuries opened his eyes to how incredibly rewarding a career in medicine would be. He followed this interest and found practicing medicine to be incredibly fulfilling, enjoying especially treating difficult or unusual cases. In a way, practicing medicine gives Dr. Randy Nordyke the same kind of thrill and excitement that had first drawn him to motocross years before.

Dr. Randy Nordyke is most proud of his surgical procedure that treats nail fungus. Due to health or environmental reasons, the finger- and toenails of some individuals become distorted and disfigured, causing undue embarrassment and shame in physical appearance. Dr. Nordyke developed a procedure that can take even the worst-looking nails and restore them to their original glory and help them look normal again. Although nail fungus is certainly a minor concern in the scope of practicing medicine, it can inhibit people’s lives in many ways. Now, these patients — with the help of Dr. Randy Nordyke — have regained the confidence to wear open-toed shoes in public and visit the beach with family and friends without fear. His technique proved to be a truly life-changing procedure that gave back many great aspects of people’s lives.

Furthermore, within his work in medicine, Dr. Randy Nordyke has greatly enjoyed his entrepreneurial pursuits as well, developing life-changing products and procedures, including his Wound Honey. Dr. Nordyke’s Wound Honey is a product that was and is now being sold all across the globe. Wound Honey provides a safe and sanitary option for minor cuts and wounds that has proven extremely beneficial in helping people who do not have the ability or the resources to seek medical attention to treat their injuries.

Now, Dr. Nordyke has developed what he feels is his best product to date; INSPIRIT CBD Crème. This cannabinoid-based creme is a breakthrough Pain Crème that has no negative side effects, yet is highly effective in reducing pain and inflammation for people who chronically suffer from joint or inflammatory pain. This product can, in many cases replace, or at least reduce, the need for over the counter pain medications, for which more and more negative side-effects are being discovered all the time.

Rob 20 Foundation:

Dr. Randy Nordyke is committed to making serious changes within the United States’ pharmaceutical industry, specifically reducing the number of opiate prescriptions. Although the United States makes up only 5% of the world’s population, it’s citizens consume 99% of all Vicodin and 86% of all pain medication combined. While there has been legislation introduced to reduce the number of prescriptions, and there is evidence that it has reduced these numbers ever so slightly, greater awareness needs to be made.

In an effort to address this growing problem, Dr. Randy Nordyke has worked to establish the Rob 20 Foundation, which stands for Reduce Opiates by 20%. This non-profit will work to create an awareness campaign through online channels and speaking events with physician groups so that they can educate the public on this “epidemic of opiates.” The foundation will also provide resources for patients and physicians who are abusing drugs and/or alcohol.

Dr. Nordyke states that every physician understands that there is an epidemic with opiates in America, but what they do not understand is that every single doctor that over-prescribes is part of the problem. Rob 20 Foundation hopes to change that perspective, by making every doctor accountable to help make a positive change with this American epidemic.

Contact Dr. Randy Nordyke at drnordyke@gmail.com

Also visit: https://inmotionpaincreme.com

Ask Dr. Bunny. A journalist and Fulbright scholar? Charles Crumpley, guest.

Charles Crumpley

Charles Crumpley, publisher, editor and columnist at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss his career in journalism, as well as being a Fulbright Scholar.

Charles is a very interesting person and shares some wonderful stories about his time being a journalist in Japan. We’ll also learn about Charles’ incredible history in journalism, and the journey that brought him to being publisher, editor and columnist at the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.

Charles shares his views on the future of the traditional newspaper in print, digital news, and what, ideally, he would love to see happen, if he had a ‘magic wand’.

Tune in for a fascinating interview!

About Charles Crumpley:

Charles weighs in each week with his opinion – his “Comment” – about local business. While he pats the heads of those who make prescient or brave decisions, he’s not afraid to kick the shins of businesses that make dunderheaded moves or governments that interfere with free markets. It can be newsy, it can be opinionated, or it can be funny, but the Comment column is always about business in Los Angeles County.

Charles Crumpley has been a reporter, writer or editor for 30 years, mostly with daily newspapers. He was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, and worked for years for the Kansas City Star, mainly as a senior financial writer. He was the editor of the business news section for two daily newspapers, including the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He has won four national journalism awards and studied Japanese banking and business practices in Tokyo as a senior Fulbright scholar. He has been editor of the Los Angeles Business Journal since January 2006.

The History of the Fulbright Program (from Wikipedia):

In 1945, Senator J. William Fulbright proposed a bill to use the proceeds from selling surplus U.S. government war property to fund international exchange between the U.S. and other countries. With the crucial timing of the aftermath of the Second World War and with the pressing establishment of the United Nations, the Fulbright Program was an attempt to promote peace and understanding through educational exchange. The bill devised a plan to forgo the debts foreign countries amassed during the war and in return for funding an international educational program. It was through the belief that this program would be an essential vehicle to promote peace and mutual understanding between individuals, institutions and future leaders wherever they may be.

On August 1, 1946, President Harry S. Truman signed the bill into law, and Congress created the Fulbright Program in what became the largest education exchange program in history.

Since it began, the program has operated on a bi-national basis; each country active in the Fulbright Program has entered into an agreement with the U.S. government. The first countries to sign agreements were China in 1947 and Burma, the Philippines, and Greece in 1948.

Contact Charles Crumpley via the San Fernando Valley Business Journal website: https://www.sfvbj.com

Interested in subscribing to the San Fernando Valley Business Journal?  Click here: https://www.pubservice.com/subnew.aspx?PC=SF&FC=UNITED+STATES
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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is Elevated Resources? Bruce Ferguson, guest.

Bruce Ferguson

Bruce Ferguson, COO and co-founder of Elevated Resources, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Elevated Resources, a contingent workforce management firm.

Elevated Resources works with companies who hire temporary workers.  Most companies have full time employees, but they also hire temporary workers, and that’s where Elevated Resources can be of assistance.  Imagine trying to handle the ins and outs of hundreds of temporary employees at any given time – you would definitely need a professional company to keep things organized. Bruce explains the fascinating process of this specialized service.

Bruce also explains the “gig economy” that many millennials favor – for instance, working a temporary job for 6 months, then traveling for 2 months, then picking up another temporary job.  This is why more and more businesses are moving to a higher mix of contingent workers versus full time workers.

We’ll also hear a very sweet story of how Bruce met his wife, got married for the first time at age 51, and is now the proud father of triplets!

This is a great interview you don’t want to miss!

About Elevated Resources:

Elevated Resources is a premier, global talent acquisition & management service provider dedicated to helping middle-market companies build talent-driven organizations through identifying, hiring and retaining exemplary talent. Founded in 2007, Elevated Resources is a rapidly growing, Inc. 500 Company.

We lead the industry by integrating best-practice processes and flexibly scalable resources and world class technology tools into the Talent Acquisition & Management functions of our clients. Our approach supports the efforts of our client to transform their human resources activities into value-added channels for branding their companies as the career progression choice in their industry.

Elevated Resources’s consultative approach is aimed at designing, implementing and operating our proven talent acquisition programs by seamlessly integrating our people, systems, experience and technology with each client’s existing talent acquisition and contingent talent management functions.

Contact Bruce Ferguson by e-mail: bferguson@elevatedresources.com

Also visit: http://www.elevatedresources.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/https://vreelandcollege.org/https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.comhttps://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

 

 

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is Tenant Advocacy in Commercial Real Estate? Rick Pearson, guest.

Rick Pearson

Commercial Real Estate Broker, Rick Pearson, joins Dr. Bunny to discuss Tenant Advocacy. Rick is the owner of Cresa, which is a premier commercial real estate company that exclusively represents the occupiers.

Rick explains why it’s important to have a tenant representative when you are buying commercial real estate, and what a tenant representative does for their clients.

Cresa helps their clients acquire new leases, as well as renewing a lease, and they help their clients avoid costly mistakes in that process. They can also save their clients money well beyond the lease, by helping them find the right city, find what city might offer better incentives to put a manufacturing facility in, where the best logistic place to locate a distribution hub, what are the best demographics to put your office space in – and so much more!

There is so much valuable info in this interview – you don’t want to miss it!

About Rick Pearson:

I have spent the majority of my career representing occupiers of space (“tenants”) with a unique package of services, seldom found in the commercial real estate field.

I am a true Tenant Advocate. Cresa is a premier commercial real estate company that exclusively represents the occupiers.

I recognize there is no shortage of commercial real estate people who can represent a tenant in a real estate lease. The vast majority of them primarily represent the property owner or landlord and are trying to attract tenants to a particular property.

If they don’t fit within that category, they are probably young people trying to break into this highly competitive business. Although you may meet a more experienced person at the initial interview, most likely the inexperienced broker will be managing your deal.

I exclusively represent tenants with office, flex and industrial property leases. My experience allows me to identify the business drivers behind the real estate needs, formulate a strategic plan to achieve your goals and carry out the project on time and on budget.

In addition to negotiating the right real estate terms, I am able to save substantial time and money on other project costs. Construction, Design, Furniture, IT and Relocation costs can all get out of control after the real estate deal is completed. My understanding of how all of these vendors work together and are compensated will save thousands of dollars and avoid delays.

I urge you to meet with me before you engage another broker to represent you – and certainly don’t speak with your landlord without having someone you trust in your corner.

Rick Pearson provides tenant representation services to companies who lease office and industrial space from Pasadena to Ventura, including the entire San Fernando Valley, Conejo Valley, Simi Valley, Moorpark and Ventura County. Other areas Rick provides these services would include Warner Center, Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Camarillo, Northridge, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Chatsworth, Moorpark, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Studio City, and Burbank.

Contact Rick Pearson at Cresa (818) 439-6951

Cresa: 21820 Burbank Blvd Suite 150, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Also visit: https://rickpearson.me/

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.comhttps://communicatewithanyone.wordpress.com/

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Ask Dr. Bunny. What is UltraGlas®? Jane Skeeter, guest.

Jane Skeeter

Jane Skeeter, CEO and Founder of UltraGlas, Inc., joins Dr. Bunny to discuss what UltraGlas® is, and what makes it so gorgeous, strong, versatile, and environmentally friendly, too!

UltraGlas® is a full-service custom design and glass manufacturing company providing virtually every specialty glass fabrication capability. Their beautiful projects can be found in Airports, Casinos, Museums, Resorts, Restaurants, Homes, Offices, and many other destinations.

UltraGlas® is manufactured under California’s strict air and environmental standards. All manufacturing processes meet or exceed regulations set forth by the City and County of Los Angeles and the State of California.

Tune in for a fascinating interview!

About Jane Skeeter:

Jane Skeeter is CEO and Founder of UltraGlas, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of all facets of designed architectural and high performance glass and glass tile. The company offers a full complement of glass fabrication techniques and innovative processes. Its projects can be large in scale, 125,000 square feet, 5,000 panels of permanently colored, molded, tempered, heat-soak tested, translucent, back-lighted UltraGlas for the exterior façade of an iconic hospital in Kuwait City. A 250’ long by 5’ high molded glass mural of abstract molten lava for the Honolulu International Airport is the focal point for the Delta and American Airlines’ check in lobby. It has a patent on products made from 100% recycled glass and is introducing the production of custom made Building Integrated Photo Voltaic, BIPV, to the US. It has also developed permanent unleaded coloration for use in its tiles and other architectural glass. UltraGlas strives to offer valuable highly sustainable products while utilizing best production and business practices.

In 1973, phasing out of her clothing design and dressmaking business, and her Porsche restoration business, she began Skeeter Studios, an architectural art glass and glazing business. It offered and installed stained and leaded glass, sandblasted and carved glass, showers, mirrors and various art glass works.

In 1987 Skeeter introduced a new brand of architectural glass — and a new company by the same name, UltraGlas, Inc. Today, UltraGlas is the glass of choice among the world’s distinguished architects and designers. The company has evolved into the single source resource for all facets of specialty glass use from flooring to ceilings, inside and out, including walls, windows, curtain-wall, doors, showers, stair treads and balustrades, lighting, art, signage, surfacing, counter/bar tops, flooring, partitions, water features, screens, ceilings, hi-rise cladding for the building’s surfacing and windows that offer heat gain protection and power the building. Capabilities include: glass fabrication, carving, etching, slumping/heat molding, fusing, laminating, encapsulation, tempering, permanent coloration- opaque and translucent, mirroring, switchable glass, heat-soak testing and patented UltraGlas-E made from salvaged glass all diverted from landfill, BIPV and insulated glass.

In 2011, Skeeter expanded the company’s manufacturing capacity and increased its diverse glass product offerings. The company now has a state of the art facility and equipment to create all facets of laminated and encapsulated glass. The most exciting advancement for the company though, is its developing ability to provide BIPV, Building Integrated Photo Voltaic, glass panels that will clad a building, both the vision (windows) and spandrel panels (course of panels between the windows), and create energy from the sun to power the building. An alternative energy source in Europe for several years, UltraGlas is now pioneering this R&D in the US.

Skeeter received her California Lifetime Teaching Credential and taught college and adult-education classes in creative design, rug making, clothing design and construction, and stained glass. She holds licenses as a General and Glazing Contractor, and is a Certified Interior Designer. She is also a graduate of UCLA’s MDE program, the NAWBO-LA Peak Leadership Academy, and is a LEED AP, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional, by the USGBC. She maintains membership in numerous professional trade organizations as well.

Some of Jane’s other accomplishments are: NEWH 2016 Icon of Industry, received LA Chamber of Commerce 2017 Export Achievement Award, Past President of NAWBO-LA- National Association of Women Business Owners, SFVBJ’s Women in Business CEO of the Year and one of ten to win their Business Woman of the Decade award; the L. A. SBA’s Women in Business Champion of the Year; 2012 Small Business of the Year from the 23rd State Senate District,

Pioneer Woman Award from the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women; and the NAWBO/Wells Fargo National Trailblazer Award, along with a variety of others.

Jane is a highly regarded consultant, popular lecturer, community activist an engaged member of many non-profit organizations and boards: the Advisory Board of Woodbury University School of Business, The Valley Economic Alliance, VICA, Val*Pac, The Valley Group, NAWBO-LA Foundation, Promerica Bank Advisory Board, West Hills Hospital Trustee, Valley Pres Hospital Annual Golf Classic and her favorite, The Boys & Girls Club of the West Valley and its Board of Directors.

In 2017 the company was inducted into the VICA Hall of Fame and has won numerous awards for its innovative products, 2 Crystal Achievements Awards from The National Glass Association and Best of Boutique Award from Hospitality Design Magazine.

Jane has been a West Valley resident since 1959. She lives in West Hills with her husband of 40 years, Barron Postmus, who is an award-winning fine artist. They have four children and six grandchildren, who along with her other interests of art/design, athletics/fitness, gardening, fiber arts, fine cuisine, and traveling, keep her very busy.

Contact Jane Skeeter (800) 777-2332 or (818)772-7744, or E-mail: sales@ultraglas.com or jane@ultraglas.com

Also visit: http://www.ultraglas.com

Contact Dr. Bunny Vreeland at (805) 482-8111 or E-mail: Bunny@BunnyVreeland.com
Also visit: https://bunnyvreeland.org/ https://vreelandcollege.org/ https://upgradeyourlifewithdrbunny.com 

 

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