Late Night Health

Late Night Health is designed to empower healthcare consumers to take charge of their own health. The show started when our host, Mark Alyn, experienced back pain and his insurance company refused to cover the problem.

Partnering with “The Insane Darrell Wayne” resulted in the creation of an upbeat, unique program showcasing a wide range of health topics - from energy healing to the latest techniques to fight cancer, the show is a blend of traditional and alternative health modalities.

Being health consumers just like you, our focus is on what’s good for people, not Big Pharma or insurance companies. Join Mark and Darrell on our journey to great health on Late Night Health - available on the radio stations listed below or search for individual shows through our website and download them to your preferred mobile devices.

You can also listen on iTunes, Spreaker, PodcastAddict, SoundCloud, Spotify, RadioActive and through many of your favorite apps.

Features Overview

Changing Seasons, Changing Sleep Routines?


Summer fun is giving way to the rush of back-to-school preparations and earlier bedtimes, making the return to a more regulated fall nighttime regime a challenge. On this episode of Late Night Health, Dr. Shelby Harris, NY Times and Today Show Contributor, Clinical Psychologist, and Sleep Specialist, visits Mark Alyn to discuss valuable strategies to get sleep back on track after summer’s much less structured bedtime schedules.

School Bus Innovations


With the new school year starting for students all over the country, Mark gets a transportation update from Tucker Perkins, President/CEO of PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, who shares cleaner options for the nation’s school bus fleets and a study that shows how low-emission buses are linked to improved test scores.

Can Unlocking Your Dreams Change Your Life?


Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, a professional dream analyst and author of the book Dream on It - Unlock Your Dreams, Change Your Life, and best known as the "Dream Expert to the Stars," joins Mark to delve into the world of dreams.  Where do they come from?  Is there a purpose behind our dreams?  What are they trying to tell us?  Does everyone dream?  Lauri answers these questions and shares some insight into a dream of Mark's - what's the connection between his dad and boxes?

Positive Caregiving with Sarah Teten Kanter, Ph.D.


The overwhelming narrative in the U.S. is that caregiving for older adults is a burden to bear and a problem to be solved.  Sarah Teten Kanter, Ph.D., joins Mark to offer a different perspective and a practical methodology that combines positive psychology, mindfulness, reminiscence therapy, and lifestyle medicine to help make caregiving and care receiving a more positive and meaningful experience. 

Uterinekind - Supporting Healthy Uteruses


Carol Johnson chats with Mark to describe how her experience with unhelpful results from the medical system when seeking diagnosis and treatment for chronic conditions led her to establish the app, Uterinekind.  Because delayed diagnoses cause harm not only to the patient but also collaterally to health systems, providers, and society, Uterinekind is designed to help patients and providers arrive at a diagnosis quickly and achieve shared decision-making, saving lives, resources, and time.

The Karma Factor


Thomas Lane, author, poet, and musician, joins Mark to introduce his first novel, The Karma Factor, an exciting work of visionary fiction exploring the boundaries of human consciousness against the backdrop of a classic suspense thriller, combining mysterious forces, a hero’s quest for redemption, righting wrongs through the ages, and the timeless human need for hope.

Hope Blooms in the Wake of Tragedy


Mark welcomes Kim Cantin, author of Where Yellow Flowers Bloom, who shares her healing journey after suffering the devastating losses of her husband, son, dog, and home in the catastrophic Montecito mudslides in January 2018.  Kim recounts how she and her daughter were blessed by the incredible group of people who helped them through the aftermath of the tragedy and subsequent search for her son’s remains, leading to her profound realization that love transcends life. 

The People's Advocate


Almost everyone has run into roadblocks when trying to navigate through the maze of trying to get answers and assistance from the likes of medical companies, banks, and government agencies. It’s even more frustrating and disheartening when a serious medical condition is involved. Mark Alyn welcomes The People’s Advocate, Harold Cameron, to delve into his journey from being diagnosed with two brain tumors to turning his experience with corporate bureaucracy into a way of helping others.

The PBM Accountability Project


A new national poll finds that a majority of likely voters overwhelmingly support policies that regulate health insurance middlemen companies known as Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), requiring them to provide more value and help lower drug costs.  Are these PBMs providing the services they claim or taking advantage of the healthcare system to increase their revenues at the expense of pharmacies, taxpayers, and patients?  Mark Alyn talks with Mark Blum, Executive Director of America’s Agenda: Health Care for All, to learn how to hold these companies accountable.

A Tree Can Be Change - Celebrating Arbor Day


Just in time for Arbor Day, Dan Lambe, the CEO of the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest non-profit member organization dedicated to planting trees, visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health to discuss how trees and forests are the number one nature-based solution for reversing the negative effects of a changing climate.

After the Elephant Session 5: Supplements/Ingredients/Pet Panel


In the fifth episode of a special series, Mark Alyn moderates the supplements/ingredients/pet “After the Elephant” panel discussion of “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism” with thought leaders in the natural products industry.  Session 5 Guests: Tyshawn Bryant, CEO of Green Regimen, Lillian Cartwright,  board member of Naturally New York, and Thomas Aarts, founder and managing director of Nutrition Business Advisors.

After the Elephant Session 4: Legal/Finance/Marketing/Retail Panel


In the fourth episode of a special series, Mark Alyn moderates the legal/finance/marketing/retail “After the Elephant” panel discussion of “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism” with thought leaders in the natural products industry.  Session 4 Guests: Alan Lewis, vice president of advocacy and governmental affairs at Natural Grocers, Denise Lamberston, founder and chairwoman of LMS, and Ryan Honeyman, partner and owner of LIFT Economy.

After the Elephant Session 3: Food/Beverage/Beauty Panel


In the third episode of a special series, Mark Alyn moderates the food/beverage/beauty “After the Elephant'” panel discussion of “Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism” with thought leaders in the natural products industry.  Session 3 Guests: Eric Schnell, co-founder of BeyondBrands and Beyond SKU, Jasmine Dickens, COO/operations manager of Misha’s Kind Foods, and Miguel Leal, co-founder/CEO of SOMOS Foods.

After the Elephant Session 2: Healthcare/Nutrition/Science Panel


In the second episode of a special series, Mark Alyn moderates the healthcare/nutrition/science "After the Elephant" panel discussion of "Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism" with thought leaders in the natural products industry.  Session 2 Guests: Elan Sudberg, CEO, Alkemist Labs, Salma Fathalla, senior director of quality and regulatory, Bonafide Health, and Gabriel Paulino, chief product officer and co-founder,                                                                               

After the Elephant Session 1: Trade Media/Associations Panel


In the first episode of a special series, Mark Alyn moderates the trade media/association "After the Elephant" panel discussion of "Identifying the Elephant in the Room: Critical Communications Strategies in the Face of Sexism" with thought leaders in the natural products industry.  Session 1 Guests: Hank Shultz, senior editor at Natural Products Insider, Katrina Tolentino, executive director at Naturally Network, and Craig M. Muckle, senior director of communications at Council for Responsible Nutrition.

Living with Parkinson's Disease


Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects nearly one million people in the U.S., and more than 90,000 are newly diagnosed each year – a 50% increase from previous estimates of 60,000 diagnoses per year.  John L. Lehr, President and CEO of the Parkinson’s Foundation, and Vikas Chinnan, a person living with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease (YOPD), visit with Mark Alyn on Late Night Health to discuss how to recognize the disease and share information about resources available to help the PD community. 

How Quality Sleep Affects Overall Health


Just in time for National Sleep Awareness Week, World Sleep Day, and the change to Daylight Saving Time, Carlos M. Nunez, M.D., visits with Mark Alyn to talk about the importance of quality sleep on mental and physical health, including why the American Heart Association recently added sleep as a metric for cardiovascular health. Learn what’s keeping people up at night, what symptoms of sleep deprivation 4 in 5 people say they have - despite most people saying they’re happy with their sleep - and what a “sleep-sumer” is.

Can Clean Energy Buses Help Our Kids in School?


Tucker Perkins, President and CEO of PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, visits with Mark Alyn on this episode of Late Night Health to reveal an exciting new program designed to provide clean, low-emission school buses and show how they are linked to better test scores.

Celebrity Chef Teams with PERC to Illustrate The Benefits of Cooking with Propane


Chef Dean Sheremet shares timely information with Mark Alyn about propane, a clean energy source that can work alongside renewable energy sources in any home.  Learn how propane cooking appliances can also be integrated into any home, no matter its size, design, or architectural style, while offering excellent performance at a reasonable cost.

Our Bodies – Our Vitamins


Why are so many Americans unsure about taking dietary supplements?  Do doctors educate patients on the benefits when a majority of people aren’t getting all the nutrients they need from the foods they eat?  Join Mark as he talks with Karen Howard, CEO and Executive Director of the Organic & Natural Health Association, to get an update on what part legislation and the media play in how the general public perceives the supplement industry.

The Emerging Use of AI in Nutrition Research


How can Artificial Intelligence (AI) help create better nutrition around the world?  Anand Swaroop, biochemist and president of Cepham, an evidence-based nutritional ingredient supplier, outlines the many important ways AI is being used as a tool to study nutrition in his discussion with Mark.  From identifying previously unknown nutrients in food and their impact on human health to improving food security and reducing waste, Swaroop shares how AI is enabling researchers to streamline the process.

The Importance of Making Pitch-Perfect Connections


Mark explores how connections are crucial in the relationships between PR companies and their clients with Pitch Publicity intern Tiffany McKinnie at SupplySide West.  Pitch Publicity, a public relations firm in New York City founded by entrepreneur Amy Summers, is celebrating 20 years of excellence in communication and media relations, with a unique focus on preparing the next generation of publicists through the internship mentorship program.

NJ Labs Announces New Program with “Only Murders in the Building” Style Challenge


Mark Alyn finds out “whodunit” in a testing “Only Murders in the Building” style mystery challenge at SupplySide West with the “Mabel Mora” of NJ Labs, CEO Sandra Lee.  With the help of conference attendees, this on-site “testing investigation” introduces NJ Labs’ new loyalty program for nutraceutical and dietary supplement manufacturers while highlighting the importance of partnering with a lab that will go beyond simply testing samples.

Clean Label Alliance Fosters Transparency in Dietary Supplement Labeling


Not all dietary labeling is created equally.  How do consumers know that the supplements they take to stay healthy measure up to their expected high-quality standards?  Mark Alyn is joined by RIBUS president Steve Peirce to discuss Clean Label Alliance, an organization formed to offer assistance and guidance to dietary supplement companies by providing top-of-the-line resources and solutions to more efficiently produce clean label supplements.

Breaking Racial Barriers with Persistence and Love


Mark Alyn examines the impact of discrimination toward the Asian American community with Richard Cheu, author of Love Letters From Janey: 50 Years of Breaking Barriers Together, to gain some insight into the history of racial bigotry and the prejudice, both subtle and overt, that many Asian Americans still find themselves experiencing today.  Richard also shares how he and his wife Janey helped each other to surpass their family's and society's expectations to reach both of their true potentials.

Make Mine Sunny Side Up: The Nutritional Powerhouse Inside the Incredible, Edible Egg


Greg Macpherson, biotechnologist, pharmacist, and author of Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging, says the source of some of the best immune nutrients can be found in egg yolks, which positively benefit bioactivity, or actions that promote good health.  Listen in to hear Greg and Mark share the latest news about eggs, including the three nutrients found in egg yolks that help improve immune health.

Yoga Gives Back - Creating Opportunities for New Lives in India


Kayoko Mitsumatsu, the founder of Yoga Gives Back, visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health.  Kayoko, a former producer/director for documentary programs at NHK and Cultural Attache at the Embassy of Japan in London, benefitted so much from learning yoga that she felt compelled to give back to the underserved women and girls in India.  Her foundation, Yoga Gives Back, gives them a chance to create better lives.

Life as a Wave with Carl Contino


After years of frustration and challenges as he pursued his dream of becoming a professional musician, Carl Contino discovered several fundamental principles that dramatically changed his life. For the past 25 years, Contino has helped people tap into their full potential and make a maximum difference in the world and in the lives of others by sharing the unique concepts and insights into mindset and peak performance that revolutionized his own life.

Late Night Health Presents NJ Labs: The Intricacies Involved in Mycotoxins Testing


Testing for mycotoxins is both intricate and tricky.  Today on Testing Tuesday, the latest episode of Going Beyond Testing takes an inside look at Mycotoxins and More.

Late Night Health Presents NJ Labs: Finding the "Sweet Spot" in Testing Methodologies


Finding the “sweet spot” is not only for Valentine’s Day or Sports; it also relates to Testing Methodologies.  Discover how finding the "Sweet Spot" helps to achieve more consistent, accurate testing results.

Late Night Health Presents NJ Labs: The Challenges of CBD and Cannabis Testing


Find out what the challenges are for proper CBD and Cannabis testing in today’s episode of Going Beyond Testing.  A “Buyer Beware” situation still exists in this industry due to conflicting regulations and the lack of recognized and validated testing methods. 

Late Night Health Presents NJ Labs: Hey, If It Ain’t Heavy, Then You Must Be Using ICPMS


What does the FDA prefer when testing products for heavy metals?  Find out the answer to this question on today’s episode of Going Beyond Testing.  This episode looks at Heavy Metals Testing and the intricacies that go into testing processes that analyze products for heavy metals.  And we let you in on what the FDA prefers when testing for heavy metals too!  

Late Night Health Presents NJ Labs: Going Beyond Testing Takes a Look at Testing for Potency


It's Testing Tuesday, which means that it’s time for another episode of Going Beyond Testing.  This episode looks at testing for potency and the quality checks that go into testing processes that analyze product potency. 

Meal Planning Made Easy with Maegan Brown, The BakerMama


Food influencer, cookbook author, and founder of The BakerMama blog, Maegan Brown joins Mark Alyn to share inspiring recipes for quick and easy meals, plus a great plan for your big game gatherings for the playoffs and Super Bowl.  Maegan has teamed up with the Albertsons Companies to show you how to use exclusive, fan-favorite “Fresh Picks” products to assemble meals that your whole family will enjoy.

Fueling Your Nutritional “Quaranteam”


Jim LaValle, clinical pharmacist, board-certified clinical nutritionist, author of more than 20 books, and clinical director for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Performance Health Program, visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health to discuss foods like garlic, grains, and greens that are immunity and antibody all-stars for your entire "Quaranteam."

The Importance of GivingTuesday


GivingTuesday, the international day of giving recognized on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is on November 30th this year.  Rachel Hutchisson, VP of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, explains the importance of GivingTuesday and how giving during one-day and year-round campaigns can truly change lives. 

The Hottest Trends in High-Tech Gift Ideas


When it comes to gift-giving this holiday season, the latest high-tech devices are among almost everyone's must-haves.  Jessica Naziri, founder of TechSesh.Co, influencer, tech expert, and content creator visits with Mark Alyn on this edition of Late Night Health to share great gift ideas for all the techies on your list.

Dating for Lasting Love


Women no longer need to get married for financial security or to start a family. Society now widely accepts being single as a personal choice, with no stigma attached - regardless of a woman’s age. Still, many women want to get married. And so do many men. Psychotherapist Marcia Naomi Berger joins Mark to talk about the many benefits of being married, with insights and strategies for overcoming the most common obstacles to a lasting, fulfilling union.

What is Medical Intuition?


Tina Zion, author of BE YOUR OWN MEDICAL INTUITIVE: Healing Your Body and Soul, visits Mark to demystify what it means to be medically intuitive, and sheds light on how to develop the skills to pay attention to and further the understanding of the mind-body connection. 

How to be the Hero of Your Own Life at Work


While the world's recent changes have magnified the importance of well-being at work in so many ways, the old habits and challenges of our workplace are sneaking back in.  Professionals are more valuable than ever, and Darcy Eikenberg offers fresh ways to take back control and get what you need in your life at work - without overwhelming yourself and changing everything in your life. 

Tillamook Makes a Difference on National Farmer’s Day


The economic effects of the pandemic on the farming community have been far-reaching, but with support from the “All for Farmers” national campaign, deserving farmers in 25 states have received grants from Tillamook to help them continue that most essential of work - feeding the world.  Sharing the impact of this program with Mark is Jocelyn Bridson of the Tillamook County Creamery Association.

A Look at Medical Malpractice with Gary Stern


Medical malpractice cases are fairly prevalent in the United States, and, more often than not, the judgment is rarely on the side of the patient.  Mark Alyn is joined by medical malpractice attorney Gary Stern to shed some light on why this occurs, and for a spirited discussion on the outdated rules regulating medical negligence.

Encantos - The Storyteaching Platform


The pandemic has fundamentally changed the educational experience for children everywhere.  Education technology expert Anna Maria Chavez, Encantos’ Chief Impact Officer, talks with Mark Alyn about a new program that goes beyond teaching the basics, and in a way children learn best – through stories.

The Secret Faces of Alzheimer's


There are over 6 million people living with Alzheimer's disease in the United States, with someone developing the disease every 66 seconds.  Lisa Skinner, a behavior expert in Alzheimer's and other related dementia, offers some solutions to help patients and caregivers deal with the challenges associated with brain diseases.

Big Brain, Little Brain: How to Control Which One Speaks for You


In today’s world, anything you say, text, tweet, or post can go viral in an instant.  Most of us know better than to blurt out or rant our unfiltered feelings.  So, why is it so hard to control our words?  How can we prevent conversations from becoming confrontations?  Kevin Thomas McCarney joins Mark and reveals ways to thoughtfully communicate.

Dr. Seema Bonney of the Anti-Aging and Longevity Center of Philadelphia


Mark talks with Dr. Seema Bonney, the founder and medical director of the Anti-Aging & Longevity Center of Philadelphia, a lifestyle and functional medicine practice committed to a proactive approach to wellness.   

Rochester Lifestyle Medicine's 15-Day Jumpstart Program


Tune in as Mark talks with Dr. Ted Barnett, known as 'Dr. Veggie', and accepts the 15-Day Challenge from the Rochester Lifestyle Medicine Institute, which focuses on the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet.

Paradigm Treatment Centers - Helping Teens Achieve Sustainable Wellbeing


Mark talks with Dustin Wagner of Paradigm Treatment, a program focused on helping teens and young adults cope with mental health issues and providing them with the tools to bring about positive, sustainable changes in their lives.

Cold Case: Stuart Sobel and the Killing of 'Bugsy' Siegel


Who killed 'Bugsy' Siegel? June 20 was the 74th anniversary of his murder, one that encompasses the mystery that includes old Hollywood, gangsters, molls of the oldest cold murder case in the U.S., and the beginnings of the Las Vegas Strip.  Late Night Health’s Mark Alyn learns how Stuart Sobel discovered the details that have him convinced he knows the answer.

FedEx – Delivering Solutions to the National Labor Shortage


As a result of the pandemic, more people than ever before are shopping and buying online. Shannon Brown, Senior Vice President of FedEx Express, discusses how his company is expanding its labor force to meet the challenge of the ever-increasing e-commerce trade.

Small Business Days and the Health of Small Business


Steve Van Dinter, former tech reporter and now the director of communications for Verizon, joins us with some special ways small businesses can digitally transform their company in the post-pandemic landscape.

Just Another Day of Hell in Paradise


Author Brian McGowan shares the touching true story of the incredible journey to find answers to heal his wife, who suffered from an extremely rare illness, and the precious life lessons they learned along the way. 

National Logistics Day - June 28th


Jen McQuiston of stops by to chat with Mark about National Logistics Day and to celebrate truck drivers, the unsung heroes that keep our country moving.

Reach Beyond Your Limits


Robert Clancy, from Guide to The Soul, shares insights on reaching "Beyond Your Limits" with Mark Alyn. 

Becoming a New Parent During COVID


Dr. Kecia Gaither talks about the unique challenges surrounding pregnancy and becoming a new parent in the time of COVID.

12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient


Dr. Patrick Quillin joins Mark Alyn to discuss how to augment your doctor's best care while undergoing cancer treatment in his new book, 12 Keys to a Healthier Cancer Patient.

Healing the World's Oceans


Mark looks at an innovative new program, Social Plastic, designed to keep our oceans healthy with guest Alan VanderMolen of SC Johnson.

Love and Music Make Powerful Medicine


Dr. Steven Eisenberg, The Singing Oncologist, shares just how important love and human connection are in fighting cancer and explains how he weaves the joy of music into his practice.

Positive Self-Talk with Dr. Shad Helmstetter


Dr. Shad Helmstetter sheds light on the ways your mental health is impacted by how positively or negatively you speak to yourself.

Heart Health and Seasonal Allergies


Dr. Stephen Sinatra discusses the connection between allergies affecting the lungs and the development of cardiovascular disease.

The Secrets of Bio-hacking with Ari Rastegar


Celebrity Real Estate Tycoon Ari Rastegar, known as the 'Oracle of Austin', shares Bio-hacking secrets as the reason for his success.

Nurturing Yourself Through Laughter with Allan Sidley


Allan Sidley stops by to prove the adage that laughter really is the best medicine.

April - Parkinson's Awareness Month


Leslie Ledee-Lozada and Adolfo Diaz introduce the Parkinson’s Foundation’s "Aware in Care" kit to benefit those with Parkinson’s disease.

Taxes and Your Health


Patrice Washington explains how several major corporations are assisting some of the most vulnerable Americans with filing their tax returns, enabling them to receive vital stimulus payments.

NeedyMeds - A Vision of Affordable Healthcare for All


Dr. Richard J. Sagall joins Mark Alyn and Darrell Wayne for a conversation on resourcing pharmaceutical patient assistance programs.

New Season, New Home Internet?


We welcome Verizon's Andrew Testa for an inside look at the latest wireless option for your home.

Sleep is Essential


Carlos Nunez joins Mark Alyn to discuss how getting adequate sleep is vital to every aspect of our lives.

Dressing For Success During The Pandemic Keeps You Mentally Healthy!


Art Lewin of Art Lewin Bespoke visits with Mark Alyn to talk about how dressing for success helps keep you mentally healthy.

Aging With Attitude


A new book “Growing Old Sucks - But It Doesn’t Have To” is featured in a special video. 

An Angel Told Me So


Michael McAdams talks with Mark Alyn about how his mother talked with angels.

Natural Health


Steve Ribus talks about the health of America and natural food products. 

The Herbal Pharmacist


David Foreman joins Mark Alyn for an informal discussion on health and supplements. 

Heart Health and Longevity


The latest thoughts about heart health with D. James DiNicolantonio. 

Is America Healthy?


A look at health in America with Todd Harrison, the president of Organics & Natural Health.

Cannabis Oasis


A Look at the 160-acre Coachillin’ business park in Palm Springs, California with COO Katherine Dickerson.