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Exclusive Interview: Dr. Rachael Ross Chats on Emmy Award Winning Series, Mommy hood, and Career Inspirations

Dr. Rachael Ross

Dr. Rachael Ross

By Naomi K. Bonman

“I am looking forward to just being in the room and seeing all of the people that I see on TV. I’m still in awe about the whole thing. I’m looking forward to just seeing it all and taking it in. Normally I watch it on TV, but to actually be there, it’s pretty amazing,” Dr. Rachael Ross, of The Doctors, states on what she was most looking forward to at this year’s past Emmys.

With the array of different reality sitcoms that are on the air, it is very rare that we see one that educates us, as well as enlightens our minds. The majority of popular TV is filled with drama, drama, and more drama! It is just there to entertain which is why most have started to steer away from the silver screen in their homes because it’s bad enough that social media has polluted our minds. However, there are a few shows that are getting the recognition that they deserve, such as Emmy nominated show, The Doctors.

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing one of the featured doctors on the show, Dr. Rachael Ross. After interviewing her, now I definitely have to catch up and watch it to see her live and action. In our interview, Dr. Ross chatted about what she expected from the Emmys, life as a new mommy, and her health tips so that we can continue to live healthier and longer lives.

For those who are unfamiliar with the show, The Doctor, can you give us a brief overview?

The Doctors is a panel of doctors that basically sit and discuss different health related issues, and sometimes it’s not just health, we also talk about fashion. Believe it or not fashion can affect your health. We always talk about is it okay to use waist trainers to different plastic surgery options. We run up a schedule to what we will discuss, but I think what makes us a little different is that I’m on there (laughs) and I’m an African American female that comes with a different perspective than the rest of the panel does.

Nice! So when does the show air?

It’s a syndicated program so it airs somewhere different in every city, but if you go to thedoctorstv.com they have local listings.

What inspired to you get on the show?

I’ve been practicing medicine now for about ten years and I think at the end of the day I think of The Doctors as an extension of my medical practice. It’s the same type of practical advice and information that I give to my patients at my clinic in Gary, Indiana, so to me it’s just a way to take what I do every day to reach a broader audience.

Cool! So I know that you just recently had a baby! How are you enjoying motherhood?

It’s amazing! I never though I’d be the type of mom that just stares at the baby or that’s constantly checking to see if she’s breathing or anything like that. I turned in to a real helicopter mom and I’m loving every second of it. I just keep looking at her and thinking ‘I can’t believe this came out of me.’ I’m in awe of it all.

(Laughs). What are your tips for new moms on how to get their bodies back?

Oh yes! It’s funny because all this year I’ve done three interviews on waist trainers where people ask ‘Are they affecting your health?” “Should you be wearing them?” And I would say the best tip that I have is that after you give birth you should put on an abdominal binder, and it doesn’t have to be as strong as a waist trainer because a waist trainer is kind of  like putting a tire on and wrapping it around you, but just make sure you have an abdominal binder to help mold things back to the way they used to be. And two, breast feeding. You can burn an extra 500 calories a day if you breastfeed.

What inspired you to get into medicine? 

Growing up as a child, my dad was like the town doctor. We lived in a small town, Gary, Indiana. He did house calls and would do a fantastic job at taking care of everybody, and he wasn’t doing it for the money. We always had a roof over our head and food to eat, but I still remember he had patients that would pay him in a peach cup or an apple pie, so I kind of got a chance to experience that small town doctor and how people looked up to him when they saw him. I think just experiencing all of that growing up kind of helped push me, besides my mom telling us every day that we were going to be doctors like our dad.

What is the most challenging thing about being a physician?

I would say the most challenging thing about being a doctor is balancing what they tell us to tell everybody verses what seems a little more like the truth, if that makes any sense. I’ve seen medicine come and go in these past ten years and been in situations where I’m supposed to say, “This is the most greatest medicine that everybody should be on,” then a year or two later its recalled from the market. So I think the hardest part is just balancing doing what we say, which is do no harm, which is really trying to make sure that you’re aren’t harming people just because you’re taking whatever the structure tells you that you’re supposed to push out on people.

Gotcha! What is the most rewarding thing?

The  most rewarding thing for me personally is treating families. I practice in the town that I grew up in and knowing the uncles, the aunts, the cousins, I don’t really have to ask the family history because I know it already.

What are your goals for the next few months to a year?

Being a new mom, I think that my goal is to help other moms, especially since I now see things a new perspective. I want to make sure that I give them the right information. There is a lot of debate going on right now about vaccines and whether or not they’re causing damage and whether they need to be revised. I think that for the next few months my goal is to make sure that I am as honest about that as I can be without necessarily worrying about the backlash.

Any last remarks?

I think it is important that everyone understands that pretty much what you’re eating every day is going to be the thing that dictates your overall health. I don’t think that we don’t put enough emphasis on eating fresh fruits and vegetables. We’re eating a little too much processed food. So I think that the readers should really go to their cabinets and look at their products. If it has more than six things in it when you read the label, donate it somewhere or give it to someone else, but try to get it out of your cabinets and your refrigerators and replace it with fresher foods.

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What it do with LUE: Moon Bush

Moon Bush

Moon Bush

By Lue Dowdy

Highlighting talent and beauty is WHAT IT DO WITH THE LUE. So with that being said, please allow me to introduce the DIVA, MODEL, MOON BUSH. This model is doing her thing all over Cali in a major way. I love seeing women go for what they want; it’s clear that Moon Bush knows exactly what she wants. Please take a moment and learn more about this Queen!

A former Collegiate Basketball player and all-around athlete, Moon Bush of San Bernardino, California, strutted down the runway in 2015. She hit the catwalk during Style Fashion Week in Los Angeles, Ankara Festival Fashion Show, The Model Experience Summer Fashion Show, and again during their New Girl Expo Fashion Show. Moon has been published in Designer Original Magazine, Fashion Xchange Magazine and Styleloftz Magazine, just to name a few.

In the same year, this natural beauty was casted to walk in A Cultural Invasion Fashion Show, Taste of Caribbean Fashion Show, FOGO Fundraiser Fashion Show, Yere Fashion Show, Urban Nature Fashion Show, and the ReUp fashion Show. As you can see she loves the runway because this workaholic has also done the Art Is My Drug Fashion Show, Sheen Magazine Fashion Show, Cypher Fashion Show, Haunted Couture by Russell Couture where she was transformed into Maleficent. Moon also has published print work with Tinz Clothing, Stephanie Burkhalter and Philthy Ragz.

Moon Bush wrapped 2015 up with walking in an intimate show displaying the styling’s of Philthy Ragz Fashion Show Fall collection and finally in the Lady MV Fall Fashion Show. Just 5 weeks later, after entering the tough contest, Moon was super excited to be named the 2016 Lady MV Host.

She will also be walking in Los Angeles Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week for Celebrity Designer Leontine Abdullah of Leontine Collection in the latter part of 2016. Moon Bush has worked with amazing photographers like Will Utley of Will Utley Photography, Derrick Rodgers Director of Photography for Fashion Xchange Magazine, Tyrone Richardson of Tyrone Richardson Photography, Monette Hamilton of Eye Take Pictures and with Director Duke Givens of Duke Enterprise. She has worn amazing pieces by designers like DYMOND of Dhaleter Design, Stephaine Burkhalter, Gaynelle White of Philthy Ragz and Tiara Saleem of Tiara Saleem Designs.

Charities Moon has worked with are San Bernardino Feed the Homeless, Inland Empire Coat Drive, St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Pennies for Patients (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) and K.I.O Kids Club. Being a Christian attending Cathedral of Praise Ministries pastored by Bishop Craig W. Johnson, Moon’s unwavering Christian faith is at the forefront of her existence.

She is an obedient child of God whose footsteps are guided by the Almighty. She gives all glory to Jesus, for each and everything that she has been able to accomplish. All the ups and downs she has been through and because of his grace and mercy, not only did she survive but thrived during those times. Moon Bush hopes to inspire others with her experiences to know they can accomplish their dream with hard work and true faith. She realizes that at the essence of it all, our job as humans are to help someone else, so they can help someone else.

Be sure to follow Moon Bush all social media sites. Please like our LUE Productions Face Book page and our Listening with LUE radio Facebook page as well. Until next week L’z!

Building Greatness Together: A Mother Daughter Team Tells All

Stacia and Ariana Pierce

Stacia and Ariana Pierce

Stacia and Ariana Pierce, mother-daughter duo, have created a national platform that fosters creativity, independence, and inner beauty through the mother daughter relationship.

From building her self-worth to teaching her how to take ownership of her dreams, moms carry a heavy yet powerful weight on their shoulders. Stacia Pierce understands these challenges firsthand as a mom and mentor, and is an expert at giving moms the tools and attitude needed to become a role model for success.

Stacia Pierce has built a name for herself as an award-winning life coach, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur. She helps her clients unlock their full potential by empowering them to take responsibility for their lives and meet each challenge head-on. Her seminars, inspirational materials, 21 books, and coaching program have assisted hundreds of thousands in their pursuit of happiness.

Ariana Pierce is more than just Stacia’s daughter – she’s a fierce go-getter with a passion for entrepreneurship. She provides a bird’s eye view into the struggles of the millennial daughter, where the need for independence is often at odds with a desire for reassurance and guidance.

With the love and support of her own mother, Ariana is making her mark on the beauty world. At the age of 25, she has already launched a fashion and beauty blog that attracts over 100,000 visitors weekly, the Superstar Nail Lacquer product line, an online accessory company called Style Shoppe, and a collection of marketing courses for enhancing one’s online influence.

Creating a fulfilling mother daughter relationship takes two, and Stacia and Ariana are a success story that’s ready to be shared with the world. Follow the duo at arianapierce.com and lifecoach2women.com.