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This show was broadcast on: Tue 20 Jan at 17:00 UK

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It's Girl Power on the show today with an all female cast touching on subjects as far flung as healthy vision, weight loss,the launch of a new book and NHS privatisation.

Live with me in the studio will be Gay Lee to talk about a forthcoming exhibition entitled 'How come we didn't know?'. Organised by Lambeth Keep Our NHS Public (Lambeth KONP), one of about 30 local groups in England campaigning to keep the NHS public, free at the point of use and for everyone, under the umbrella of national Keep Our NHS Public.

The exhibition will be revealing the many different faces of NHS privatisation in stunning photos and words and will be held at Streatham Library, 63 Streatham High Rd SW16 1PN, from 3rd - 16th Feb.

Gay has been a nurse and midwife for 30 plus years and has been campaigning to improve the NHS for most of that time.

To find out about campaigning to save NHS hospitals in Lambeth:

Email: lambethkonp@gmail.com

Telephone number: 07913496012

Twitter: @LambethKONP

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LambethKONP

Website: www.keepournhspublic.com

We also have, joining us on the phones Dr Susan Blakeney, Clinical Adviser to the College of Optometrists; Paula Goode a highly skilled life and business coach launching a new book; and multi-award winning weight loss guru, Debbie Holden.

Just before Christmas, Dr Blakeney was on the show to urge caution with fireworks and eye injuries. She's back now to highlight the lesser known risks of cigarette smoking to eye health.

Smokers are up to four times more likely as non-smokers to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and tend to develop it earlier than non-smokers. AMD can lead to blindness and is a major cause of vision loss in the western world. It occurs when the delicate cells of the macula – the small, central part of the retina responsible for our central vision - become damaged and stop working. Smoking can impede the protective effects of antioxidants and reduce macular pigment density which is vital for good sight.

The College of Optometrists is the professional, scientific and examining body for optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit.For more information on this you can visit


Paula Goode has 25 years’ experience working in the health sector as an expert nurse, senior manager and leader.

Paula will be talking about her newly released book, Notes on Nursing a Thought. This is a book about being human; about thriving and making a difference. Paula shares her observations, which are revealed in the context of healthcare, and points the reader toward a life of personal and organizational transformation.

She has left a series of signposts which guide the reader in an exploration of what is possible when the impossible is all that we can see.

With a career working at the forefront of healthcare delivery, Paula has spent a lifetime working with people and organisations that are committed to delivering high performance and innovation. She specialises in transformational change.

There are several ways to reach Paula Goode:


Telephone number: 07872 488266

Twitter: @goodeinsight

Facebook: www.facebook.com/goode.insight

Website: www.goodeinsight.co.uk

Third guest is Debbie Holden, a multi award winning weight loss expert and therapist. Described as an exceptional talent in the field of human potential, Debbie is passionate about helping her clients achieve their goals.

She has worked with some of the worlds most sought after trainers in hypnosis and NLP, namely Paul McKenna, Richard Bandler (co-founder of NLP), John La Valle (President of the Society of NLP) and Michael Neill (the celebrity coach).

Debbie is the creator of the award winning Get Real! and Get Slim for Life weightloss programme – a unique programme designed exclusively to help her clients stop dieting for good. Using a combination of therapies and her own system for weightloss without dieting, her clients around the world achieve amazing long-term results.

Email address: Debbie@debbieholden.com

Telephone number: 07952 192074

Twitter: @GetRealGetSlim

Facebook: www.facebook.com/GetSlimforLife

Website: www.debbieholden.com

Get Healthy with the best health inspired discussions with expert guests and personal live experiences. Exploring life style tips and that can help us look after our most treasured assets: our minds and body.

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Once a fortnight I invite health specialists, both traditional and complimentary, get fit experts, healers, and protectors of our mental health. I also welcome first hand contributions from every day people like you telling the story of our journey to, or away, from good health.

This show is presented by: Jimi Sayo

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