Kerri Kasem, a multimedia personality, producer and writer, who has anchored music, talk and entertainment programs for radio and television. 2018 marks her twenty-first year in the business. She is passionate about health and believes that nutrition plays a huge part in physical and mental health. Having symptoms of ADD and being incorrectly diagnosed with the disease in her early 20’s, Kerri was given medication that made her feel sick. In the documentary, Food Heals, Kerri states, “Within twenty minutes of walking into the doctors office I was diagnosed with ADD. No one asked me about my diet, allergies or vitamin deficiencies.” Trying to find answers, Kerri did some research of her own finding out that she was anemic and had several vitamin deficiencies. She also learned that her sleep patterns were disrupted because of her allergies. She states, “I was not stupid, I did not have ADD and my mind worked perfectly fine after I changed my diet and handled my allergies.” Kerri believes most people have been misdiagnosed and need to look into healthier alternatives and that why she co-founded “Breakthrough Naturally” with her partners, Neiko Alexander and Mary Squire.
More about Kerri: she has hosted shows for , MTV USA and Asia, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Coming Attractions on the E! Network, SiTV’s The Rub and UFC programs Ultimate Knockouts 3, Ultimate and Ultimate Knockouts for the UFC and SPIKE among others. In February 2010, she joined Premiere Radio Networks for the launch of Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx and The Side Show Countdown. In April of 2014, she left Sixx Sense to form the Kasem Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization which and has successfully passed bills in multiple states to stop elder abuse. Soon after her exit from Sixx Sense, Kasem joined Gurvey’s Law on 790KABC.
In addition to co-hosting Gurvey’s Law, Kasem co-hosts the syndicated Red Carpet Radio for Cumulus Media heard on 300 across the US and Get Mortgage Fit heard on 170 stations.
Kasem has made guest appearances on, The View, Good Morning America, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, Access Hollywood, The Doctors, Piers Morgan, Good Day LA, Fox and Friends, Greta Van Susteren, etc.
For more information, please visit www.KerriKasem.com
Neiko Alexander is a Natural ADD/ADHD Coach. He helps parents of children and adults alike who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD through nutrition, diet, exercise and organizational skills. He works with doctors who test for vitamin deficiencies, allergies and sleep issues.
On a recent health podcast Neiko explained his frustrations with his own diagnosis:
“At 6 years old I was diagnosed with ADHD, and the worst part about the initial diagnosis was that it was done by my grade school teacher NOT by a doctor. At my first doctors appointment, within 15 minutes of entering his office, he wrote me a prescription based on the teachers “examination”, not from any tests that he had administered. For the next 14 years I felt like I was a drug addict, not by choice. The medication made me feel like a zombie and introverted. While other kids were playing I was zoned out and wanted to sleep most of the time. I was forced to take ADHD medication daily because the doctor was too lazy to find out what my body truly needed. They put a bandaid on an open wound that needed stitches.”
Neiko’s passion to help people has resulted in testimony from parents stating, “Neiko has done what the doctors could not, actually help my child. He is our saviour.” and “Getting off of sugar and processed foods and adding vitamins to my diet has changed my life. Not only do I feel more in control of my mind and body, I have more energy and I’m happier!”
Neiko’s philosophy is, “If you have the knowledge to help somebody, it is unethical not to.”
Mary Squire is the CEO and owner of River Park Executive Suites. This dynamic business woman has been in the real estate and interior design world for the past 30 years. In 1993, with her ex-husband, she co-founded and ran the very successful Squire Construction that has grown into a multi-million dollar company.
To know Mary, one would never think she grew up with a learning disability. She was placed into special classes that embarrassed her, did not help, and made her feel stupid. Back then, kids were not put on Ritalin right and left and Adderall did not exist. Knowing that she couldn’t learn gave Mary low self-esteem and she withdrew from life, isolating herself so know one would, “find out.” Later in life, Mary learned that there are several ways that children can learn. And for the most part, schools only taught one way expecting every child to learn that same way. Children who do not fit into the “cookie cutter” way of learning can act out, have low self-worth, and exhibit signs of ADD and ADHD leading to misdiagnoses.
Mary’s passion to educate parents about the alternatives to study and medication has led her to co-found Breakthrough Naturally.
Mary has two very successful sons and at one point when there were “behavioral issues” Mary worked through them without resorting to medication. She believes whole-heartedly that a life free of drugs is possible and leads to greater contentment and enjoyment!