Sleep & Wellness: We Welcome the Speakers for the 2014 ASBA Sleep & Wellness Conference Wed April 30th, 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • The importance of sleep to health
  •  What gets in the way of good sleep
  • How nutrition feeds into sleep health
  • Who is Pro Player Health Alliance?
  • The future of sleep medicine

Ed Grandi

Edward Grandi served as the Executive Director of the American Sleep Apnea Association from 2004 to 2014. He is a resource on the prevalence of sleep apnea and diagnostic and treatment options available to address this chronic disease. He is an invited speaker on sleep to patient and professional groups.

You can read more about Ed here.

Cheryl Forberg

Cheryl Forberg, RD, is a James Beard award-winning chef and a New York Times bestselling author. In 2011 she was named as one of America’s 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. As a former research dietitian at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, she had the opportunity to integrate her scientific background into recipe creation for a variety of dietary protocols. This distinctive skill set enabled her to extend her culinary expertise beyond celebrated restaurant kitchens into the creation of inspired recipes that are also healthful. She has developed a clear and concise recipe format, easily understood by novice students.  In 2004 she was selected as the Nutritionist for the NBC hit show, “The Biggest Loser”. As the show’s nutritionist, her role is to help overweight contestants transform their bodies, health and ultimately, their lives. She co-wrote the eating plan for the show and has shared cooking and nutrition tips with the contestants for thirteen seasons. Additionally, Cheryl has written or contributed to all of the books in the NYT bestselling “Biggest Loser” series, including “The Biggest Loser: 6 Weeks to a Healthier You” which was named “Best Diabetes Diet” and ranked 2nd as “Best Weight Loss Diet” by US News and World Report. Along with her contributions to the “Biggest Loser” series, Cheryl has authored or co-authored other books, including Positively Ageless: A 28-Day Plan for a Younger, Slimmer, Sexier You ,the James Beard Award-winning New Mayo Clinic Cookbook and her most recent work, . Flavor First: Cut Calories and Boost Flavor with 75 Delicious, All-Natural Recipes. Cheryl’s writing and recipes have appeared in mainstream culinary and health publications, including Sunset, Health, and Prevention magazines as well as the Washington Post. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and a columnist for The Saturday Evening Post. She lives in Napa, California with her boyfriend, twelve chickens and two dogs.

You can read more about Cheryl here.

Mark Walczak

Mark Walczak is a former professional American football player who played tight end for five seasons for the Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Phoenix Cardinals, and San Diego Chargers.[1] Since being retired from the NFL, Walczak has shifted his focus to helping improve the health of current and former professional athletes through promoting sleep apnea awareness across the country. He has teamed up with dental icon, David Gergen, and a company called Pro Player Health Alliance to hold free public awareness events in local communities all over the nation. After joining Pro Player Health Alliance, he has helped get over 150 former players successfully treated for sleep apnea. He can be found in old town quite often…

Living in Scottsdale Arizona , Mark is the Director of Pro Player Health Alliance . A National Sleep Apnea Awareness and prevention group focused on testing and treatment options for prevention of Sleep Apnea. Mark also works with the NFLPA and former NFL greats across the country to provide testing and treatment to all former players.

You can read more about Mark here.

Dr. Archie Roberts

Dr.  Archie Roberts is the President of Pro Player Health Alliance.  He is a Cardiac surgeon and played for the Miami Dolphins prior to going to medical school. He started the Living Heart Foundation to promote cardiac health, especially among NFL players and retired players.

You can read more about Dr. Archie Roberts here.

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