I have decade-long experience working in broadcasting. My call-in radio talk shows entitled “Bon
Appétit, Chicago” and “Bon Appétit, New York” enjoyed
continuous high ratings and popularity. I was heard on the following
— People‘s Wave, New York, 620 AM. 2000 - 2003,
— Radio New Life, New York, 920 AM. From to
2003 to 2005; weekly;
— New Life Radio, Chicago, 1330 am, [link],
2001- present, weekly;
— Radio Nadezda (Hope). Subscription-based
Russian-language radio, transmitted nationwide. 1999 - 2001, 2008 -
present. Weekly guest appearances.
— Voice of America, Russian service. Several guest
appearances in 2007.
persona can be judged from videos
on this site. I am fortunate not to be affected by stage/camera/lights fright, and am at ease
speaking extemporaneously on any subject related to my work. I always enjoy live Q&As with hosts and audiences.
“My name is Tatyana Rodos and I am a radio host
at 87.7 FM WNYZ New York. I had the pleasure of working and
co-hosting a show with Konstantin Monastyrsky in 2010 and 2011.
Mr. Monastirsky is truly an inspirational figure and a true
master of his craft. One of the reasons our shows were popular
was the fact that Konstantin could always explain extremely
complicated topics in a layman's language.
Another reason was his unique ability to tell the truth, even if it is commercially unattractive. He is not afraid to go against the establishment
and always stands behind his words. I recall our shows fondly and looking forward to having another opportunity to work together in the future.”
Tatyana Rodos, Host
Radio “Positiv”, 87.7 FM, New York, USA
Just like my writing, my responses are culturally
relevant and are often humorous. Since the subject matter I am
dealing with often encroaches on medicine, I am always first to point out that
I am not a medical doctor, and if I don't know the answer, I always say
so. I avoid using unfamiliar terminology or medical jargon.
When it comes up, I always “translate” it into plain English.
I am not confrontational with audiences, and don't
respond in kind to aggressive or provocative questioning. Instead, I
try to defuse these situations by directly addressing the 'sore.' I enjoy good
rapport with medical professionals, and am always respectful toward
physicians, as is apparent from my explanations here.
“Konstantin Monastyrsky has been a frequent
guest on my Russian-language radio programs for almost 15 years
now. Our broadcasts reach Russian-American audiences in
practically every state.
Konstantin’s programs have been immensely
popular from the get-go. Listeners like them not only because he
discusses the most relevant and timely subjects related to
health, but also because he possesses an amazing skill of
presenting these complex and often controversial topics in
accessible, simple language.
At first, some of Konstantin’s opinions seemed
too controversial and subjective, particularly because they
contradicted the dominant academic research and opinion in the
United States and abroad. But the passage of time has
demonstrated again and again that many of his positions and
predictions that, at first glance, seemed outrageous and
provocative, have been eventually confirmed by hard science and
I also had an opportunity to introduce
Konstantin during several of his lectures and meet-ups with his
readers in New York and Chicago. He is a great speaker and
gifted presenter with a unique ability to present his thoughts
with scientific clarity, irony, and humor, which I believe is
Finally, I am an ardent follower of
Konstantin’s nutritional and lifestyle recommendations. Thanks
to his guidance, I have been able to eliminate knee pain,
strengthen my joints, and continue enjoying my daily 10-mile
runs and participation in several international marathons
Michael Buzukashvilli, Host,
Radio Nadezda (Hope),
New York, USA
Some readers of my books assume that doctors “hate my
guts.” To the contrary, many readers are referred to my work by their physicians,
and in almost a decade of public appearances in unscreened live broadcasts,
I haven't experienced a single act of verbal hostility from a medical
Audiences enjoy my style because it is direct,
to-the-point, and fluff-free. Numerous people have commented that my
accent makes my presentations more engaging
because it encourages concentration. Some people compare my style to Dr. Ruth Westheimer's,
which I consider a huge compliment.
I am at ease filling a guest spot on short
notice, and in any time slot because I enjoy a high-level of energy from pre-dawn to post-dusk,
and my mood isn't overly dependent on weather, blood sugar, or traffic.
(Speaking of traffic: I am within 40 to 60 minutes driving range from
any studio location in Manhattan, and about 15 minutes from Secaucus and
Fort Lee in New Jersey.)
Finally, I enjoy a good rapport and quick bond with hosts,
producers, and support staff, am well versed in the specifics of live
radio and broadcast television, arrive on time, well rested,
appropriately attired, and thoroughly prepared, which includes bringing
along background notes/possible questions for hosts related to the topic
Books and Publications
From 1999 to 2003 I published close to 200 weekly columns
in two Russian newspapers – Courier (Курьер)
and New Russian Word (Новое Русское Слово).
The content of these columns made the core texts of my first two
Although writing in Russian for me (non-working
language) is harder
than in English, several logistical reasons lead to that decision: my
wife is a professional Russian-language editor; the large body of content
was already written in Russian; finally, my work on
Russian-language radio assured a widespread interest in my books.
Both titles became instant bestsellers. Because the
Russian-language community in the United States is small — under 2
million people — and rapidly shrinking, we decided to redirect my
efforts to English-language market.
Here is a chronological list of my books. You may click
the respective link to learn more about each title:
» Functional Nutrition: How to Prevent
Nutritional Disorders and Premature Aging with Functional Nutrition,
2000, Russian language, 360 pages;
» Reversing Metabolic
Syndrome: How Carbohydrates Ruin Your Health and Wealth, and What
You Can Do To Reverse the Onslaught of Metabolic Syndrome. 2002, Russian
language, 340 pages;
» Fiber Menace:
The Truth About the Leading Role of Fiber in Diet Failure, Constipation,
Hemorrhoids, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's
Disease, and Colon Cancer; 2005, 296 pages.
» Gut Sense: How To Reverse and Prevent Constipation and Irregularity In Children and
Adults. 2008, Published
on the Internet only.
If you represent a prospective publisher, and are
interested in acquiring any of these titles, please contact me directly,
and I will refer you to my literary agent at Curtis-Brown, NY.
Feel free to contact me here,
and I look forward to participating in your