Dr. Sanjay Gupta was on Hawaii Island in June, with his “Fit Nation” triathlete team, and took the time to talk with Sherry Bracken, Mahalo Broadcasting’s host of its weekly interview show, Island Issues. Dr. Gupta talked about the latest information about sugar–how it affects our health, the relationship of sugar to cancer, why our nation has a problem with obesity. They also talked about the incoming debris from Japan and radiation, and more.
Gupta is the Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, does reports for Sixty Minutes on CBS, has written books, and still maintains a practice in neurosurgery. His weekly program on CNN, Sanjay Gupta M. D., covers a wide range of topics. Forbes Magazine called Dr. Gupta one of the country’s most influential celebrities.
Gupta was here on the island staying at the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bugalows with seven members of what he calls his “Fit Nation” team. For the third year in a row, CNN has selected seven ordinary Americans and worked with them to get them trained not only do a triathlon, but to change their lifestyle and become more healthy on an ongoing basis. This year the team will do the Malibu Triathlon in early September.
Bracken says Gupta is an engaging and interesting guest, and very knowledgeable about a wide variety of health matters. This is his second time as a guest on Island Issues. He was here in 2011 with his Fit Nation team.
The Island Issues broadcast will air Sunday morning, August 5, at 6:30 a.m. on KKOA 107.7 fm and at 8 a.m. on LAVA 105.3 fm. It’s also posted here at www.bigislandnewscenter.com, down on the right, for online listening or downloading.