HOT for your Health

HOT for your Health

HOT for Your Health is a fast paced, high energy, luxury lifestyle brand focusing on relentless health innovations.

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How to live the life you envision during Menopause and the financial and cultural impact of midlife with Amy Garnier, CEO of Lisa Health

Welcome to season four of HOT for your Health where Dr Vonda Wright is joined by leading innovators in the exploding FEMTech space- focusing on physical and mental health needs of 51.1% of the world’s population. In Episode 2 Dr Wright is joined by Ann Garnier, CEO and Founder of Lisa Health, a curated website and community focused on science-based solutions for thriving in midlife.   Ann Garnier, founder and CEO of Lisa Health, is a seasoned healthcare leader, helping to create, launch, and scale innovative tech companies and products that have improved patient outcomes and access to care. At Lisa Health, Ann leads the team to create tech-enabled solutions and community to empower women to gain control over their bodies and thrive during menopause and midlife. She is passionate about women’s health and advancing research beyond pregnancy and fertility to reduce the serious and costly health risks that women face as they age and help them celebrate the start of something great. https://lisahealth.comInstagram @lisahealthappTwitter @lisahealthappFacebook
January 14, 2021

Introduction to the powerful FEMTech and FemAging movement with creator Denise Pines

Welcome to season four of HOT for your Health where Dr Vonda Wright is joined by leading innovators in the exploding FEMTech space- focusing on physical and mental health needs of 51.1% of the world’s population. In Episode 1 Dr Wright is joined by FemAging Pioneer, Denise Pines, creator of the WisePause movement and ideator of the FemAging Report which summarizes the who, what, where and why of this powerful demographic. Denise Pines: CEO, AUTHOR, SPEAKER, FILMMAKER, HEALTH ADVOCATE A longtime community health advocate and media pioneer, Denise Pines is president of the Medical Board of California and serves on the Martin Luther King Community Hospital Foundation board and the admissions committee for the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) School of Medicine. She’s a trusted resource for women as they pursue midlife wellness. She’s the founder of WisePause Lifestyle Summit (, a pro-aging women’s health and educational platform and the FemAging 2020 HealthTech (, a report introducing a new industry sector (FemAging tech), which is defined as health innovations developed specifically for women ages 40+. She also is an award-winning filmmaker producing 11 documentaries including the award-winning film “PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools” her next documentary, “Anthony Facui” will air on PBS June 2021. She’s a graduate of San Francisco State University (BS), John F. Kenney University (MBA) and Stanford University (MBA).
January 7, 2021

Re-framing Women’s Roles in Work, Home and Society with Dr Dion Metzger

Winding up 2020, Dr Vonda Wright is joined on HOT for your Health by Dr. Dion Metzker, celebrity Atlanta Psychiatrist as they explore the mental health challenges of this year and take an interesting look at  re-framing women’s roles in work, home and society via her book, “The Modern Trophy Wife.” Dr. Dion Metzger is a board certified psychiatrist who manages her own practice in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Doctorate of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Emory University School of Medicine. She also completed medical research at Stanford University School of Medicine and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Dr. Metzger is currently on faculty as a professor of psychiatry at Emory University School of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia and Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a health and wellness expert who has been featured on The Doctors, Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), ABC, NBC, HLN, and in The New York Times. Dr. Metzger’s motto of “better mind, better life” encourages audiences to prioritize their mental health in life’s balance. She also is the co-author of The Modern Trophy Wife: How To Achieve Your Life Goals While Thriving at Home, a book that gives women the tools to strengthen, deepen or revitalize themselves and their relationships.
December 31, 2020

The Running Man with Charlie Engle

In this episode of HOT for your Health, Dr. Vonda Wright is joined. By Charlie Engle, otherwise known as “The Running Man” who has run across the Sahara Desert and faced and overcome life’s greatest challenges one step at a time. A World class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle. Charlie tells the gripping, surprising, funny, emotional and inspiring story of his life, detailing his setbacks and struggles—from coping with addiction to serving time in prison—and how he blazed a path to freedom by putting one foot in front of the other. This is a propulsive, raw, and triumphant story about finding the threshold of human endurance, and transcending it.
December 30, 2020

Active Eating Advice with Leslie Bonci, RD, MPH

In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright is joined by long time colleague and friend, Leslie Bonci as they talk about how to pivot the conversation surrounding food and nutrition from having less to having more of the best food for life.  Leslie Bonci RD MPH, is the owner of Active Eating Advice- Be fit, fed and Fearless? – A nutrition consulting company. Her clients include: The National Dairy Council, California Dried Plum Board, The National Peanut Board, Potatoes, USA, Gatorade, Ready Nutrition, General Mills and Douglas Labs. She is the nutrition consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs , Carnegie Mellon University athletics and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She was the sports dietitian for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Blue Jays ,the Washington Nationals and the WNBA. Leslie is a member of the Whey Protein Advisory Panel, and is an ambassador for the National Dairy Council. She is also a member of the Monsanto LEAD network. She is the author of Sport Nutrition for Coaches and the American Dietetic Association Guide to Better Digestion and co-author of Run Your Butt Off, Walk Your Butt Off, the Active Calorie Diet and Bike Your Butt Off. She is also a blogger for Us News and World Report Eat + Run, and has a weekly television segment – The Winning Plate on KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Today Live show. Leslie also has a weekly radio spot on KDKA-radio. She is a former spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has appeared on the Today Show, Dr Oz, and has been quoted in USA Today,,, among others. She is on the Fitness magazine advisory board. Leslie has done several interviews on behalf of clients including The California Dried Plum Board, Kelloggs, SoyJoy, The National Dairy Council, Gatorade, and the Wonderfuls brand. She also does media training for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics spokespersons program.
December 26, 2020

Save the U: How microvascular procedures can stop “horror show bleeding” from uterine fibroids and change women’s lives with John Lipman, MD

In this episode, Dr Vonda Wright is joined by Interventional Radiologist, Dr John Lipman, founder of the Atlanta Fibroid Center as they talk about the hidden impact of uterine fibroids and the non-surgical way, he is saving women from hysterectomy and restoring their quality of life. Uterine fibroids are an incredibly common diagnosis for women. In fact, out of every four women in America, three of them usually have fibroids during their lifetime. Only one in three women usually experiences symptoms, so it can easily go undiagnosed. Atlanta Fibroid Center. and Dr John Lipman treats fibroids without surgery and saves the U.  Dr. John Lipman is a nationally recognized fibroid expert who has made it his life’s goal to educate and treat women who suffer from uterine fibroids. He is most known for his pioneering work in the non-surgical UFE procedure, Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Dr. Lipman attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. He served as chief resident at Brigham & Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lipman was awarded the Vascular & Interventional Radiology Fellowship at Yale New-Haven hospital, at the Yale School of Medicine, the Fellowship of Society of Interventional Radiology and the Fellowship in American College of Radiology. His current academic appointment is as an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Morehouse School of Medicine.
December 24, 2020

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Dr. Vonda Wright, MD, MS

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD, MS

Orthopedic Surgeon, Author, Speaker, Biotech Consultant, Non-profit Founder, Health Innovator, and "The Mobility Doc," Dr. Vonda Wright is an internationally recognized authority on active aging and sports medicine.

She currently serves as the inaugural Chief of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for Northside Health System in Atlanta and her pioneering research in mobility and musculoskeletal aging is changing the way we view and treat the aging process.

In addition to her surgical practice, Dr. Wright is a media content expert and regularly appears on national TV shows including “Dr. Oz,” and “The Doctors.” She is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and U.S. News & World Report, as well as in magazines such as Maxim, Prevention, Fitness, MORE, Runner’s World, Best Life, and Arthritis Today and numerous online publications. She proudly serves on the Sharecare Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Wright speaks worldwide and has authored five books.

She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, 2x Stanley Cup champion, Peter Taglianetti, and their blended family of 6 kids.

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