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Summary: RadioMD’s “talking” Health A-Z Interviews with experts in the world of health, including world-renowned physicians, authors and celebrities in every area of health, wellness, fitness and medicine. Learn the best ways to stay fit, stay healthy and stay well.
Dr. William Li reveals which foods can help boost your body's five natural defense systems.Modern medicine is responsible for treating and preventing countless diseases, but there's a simpler solution that can be just as powerful. In his book, Eat To Beat Disease: The New Science of How the Body Can Heal Itself, Dr. William Li reveals which foods can help boost your body's five natural defense systems: angiogenesis, cell regeneration, the microbiome, DNA protection and immunity. Dr. Li discusses what to eat to support your gut's ecosystem, including one delicious type of bread. Plus, learn which beverage can help stimulate your stem cells and promote hair growth. Bonus Should You Google Your Healthy Symptoms?
Yoga is a fantastic way to improve mobility while taking it easy on your joints.When you reach a certain age, finding the right low-impact fitness can be a challenge. Yoga is a great option for middle-aged individuals to strengthen muscles and maintain mobility. Mid-life is roughly defined as ages 45 to 65. It’s a peak time for career-minded individuals, and the hustle and bustle of running a household is also a challenge. Yoga encourages stress reduction and mindfulness. Listen as Dennis and Kathy Lang join Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how yoga can benefit you in mid-life.
Your liver is actually the key to a healthy metabolism.The path to becoming naturally thin isn't as impossible as it may seem. The hidden truth is that your liver is actually the key to a healthy metabolism. When it isn't functioning properly, it loses the ability to burn fuel. An overloaded liver can only store fuel as fat, which slows your metabolism and leads to excess weight gain. Even if you cut out sugar and carbs, you can still struggle with weight loss and high blood sugar. In Dr. Alan Christianson's book, The Metabolism Reset Diet, he provides readers the information they need to reverse damage to the liver in just four weeks. Once your liver regains its ability to manage your metabolism, you'll have fewer food cravings, steady energy levels, better digestion, and a metabolism that works optimally. Listen as Dr. Christianson joins Dr. Friedman to explain why liver health is so tied to metabolism, as well as how you can achieve optimal liver function to lose weight and get healthy fast.
Grandparents step into parents' shoes when necessary. Grandfamilies are presented with unique challenges.Millions of children across the United States are being raised by their grandparents. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Grandparents have always played a role in children’s lives, but their involvement in raising the children has increased in the past twenty years. Their involvement can go beyond serving as a sitter or providing care while the parents are working. Grandfamilies are often formed under stress. Grandparents typically step in as primary caregivers because of a crisis. Relearning how to parent in modern times with today’s challenges mean a learning curve for grandparents. Listen as Dr. Andrew Adesman joins Melanie Cole, MS, discuss how grandfamilies are formed and resources available to families to manage the new commitment and responsibilities these grandparents have. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. You might be overeating on keto. More info on sugary drinks and their link to increased risk of death. Night shift work is linked to higher risk of miscarriage. FDA has changed mammogram regulations for the first time in two decades. Novartis MS drug gets approved, but it is expensive. More Americans believe vaping is harmful. Climate change is leading to more mosquito-borne diseases. PLUS so much more... Bonus! Top Causes of Acid Reflux and GERD (That You Can Avoid)
After gaining weight at his new job, Scott Bahneman was inspired to create the SitTight chair, a tool to help people practice "active sitting."After moving and starting a new job, Scott Bahneman was puzzled about why he was gaining weight. What had changed? He realized that his new job required him to sit at a desk for 10 hours a day and it was negatively affecting his waistline. This inspired Bahneman to create the SitTight chair, a tool to help people practice "active sitting." The SitTight chair is intentionally unstable, forcing the sitter to work his or her body in order to balance. Tune in to learn how improving your balance also benefits your brain and can be used in treating ADHD, dementia, concussive head injuries and more. Bonus The Fitness Strategy That Could Lead to a Slimmer You
Men face specific challenges as they grow older.Men 50 and over have a lot of opportunity ahead of them. The trick is to be healthy to enjoy them. Older men often become more sedentary and neglect their health. Oftentimes, partners have to motivate them to get necessary screenings and make lifestyle changes to live longer. Tips for Men in Middle Years Get to know what’s most important in your life. Work to enhance those relationships. Eat sensibly. Cut out vices like smoking and alcohol. Get a good night’s sleep. Learn to adapt as you age and your body’s skills decline in certain areas. For partners, it’s ideal to be supportive and encourage longevity. However, you sometimes have to take control so the life-preserving actions can happen. Listen as Louis Bezich joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss how to find fulfillment as you grow older.
Saray Stancic, MD, discusses what lifestyle medicine is and how significant of a difference it can make in your health and well-being.Last year, Americans spent 3 trillion dollars on healthcare, with the majority of this investment for chronic conditions that can be addressed or even reversed with diet and lifestyle habits. One physician, Saray Stancic, MD, is advocating for changes in the way we operate in the healthcare sphere. Upon being diagnosed with MS at a fairly early age, and exploring the traditional treatment methods for the disease, it eventually became quite clear to Dr. Stancic that lifestyle and diet factors were critically important in her own condition, as well as multiple other chronic issues. She began to exercise, even though it was advised not to at that time, and changed her eating habits to a primarily plant-based diet. Through these efforts, she was able to arrest her symptoms and has lived a good life. Listen in as Dr. Stancic joins Dr. Friedman to discuss what lifestyle medicine is, how significant of a difference it can make in many medical conditions, and ways you can take charge of your own health by employing this approach. She also shares information from her feature-length documentary film, Code Blue, which reveals insufficiency in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, treat, and manage disease.
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. Extra pounds in childhood may mean higher MS risk in adulthood. One in five U.S. adults ask doctors for lower cost medications. FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression, but it must be injected and it is expensive. Seniors need to drink more water. Two sugary drinks a day increases your risk of death by 21%. More U.S. youth are seeking help during psychiatric emergencies. New study ties eggs to heart disease. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! 7 Supplements You Probably Don’t Need
Sugary drinks do no favors for your child's health.Sweetened drinks contribute to childhood obesity and chronic diseases you would expect to see in a much older population. It’s very easy to slurp down a tasty beverage without thinking about the sugar that’s entering the system. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Fruity juices, sweetened tea, athletic beverages and sodas contain plenty of sugar and calories. It’s better to just encourage water consumption. In lieu of 100 percent fruit juices, give your child fruit so they get the benefit of fiber with natural sugars. Children should have eight ounces or fewer per week. Children under age two shouldn’t consume any sweetened beverages. Don’t stock your refrigerator or pantry with sugary drinks, so your child won’t consider them a regular option. Listen as Dr. Natalie Muth joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to keep your kids from drinking too many sugary drinks. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matt Richtel discusses how the immune system affects us in life and death.Our immune system impacts every aspect of our lives, including sleep, mood, fitness, nutrition, brain function and aging. And yet, it's widely misunderstood. In his book, An Elegant Defense, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Matt Richtel discusses how the immune system affects us in life and death. Tune in to hear the inspiring story of how immunotherapy helped one cancer patient shrink a 15-pound tumor and dodge death. Plus, hear the latest scientific research on this critical part of our health and wellness. Bonus Study Suggests Eggs Raise Risk of Heart Disease and Early Death
What's the deal with perimenopause?Menopause ends the female reproduction window. Perimenopause is like adult puberty, the transition from regular menstrual cycles to one year without periods. Perimenopause is tough to define. Symptoms can occur for three to five years or longer. Menopause occurs when the ovaries have fully retired. Heavy or light periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats may pop up as the ovaries wind down their work. Until the ovaries shut down completely, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Progesterone may be prescribed by your provider to even things out. Some over the counter products like black cohosh may provide some relief from symptoms. Listen as Dr. Mary Jane Minkin joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss what to expect from perimenopause.
Many people believe that family history and genetics determines who gets breast cancer. Actually, this isn’t true.Breast cancer is the number one killer of females ages 20 to 59. Many people believe that family history and genetics determines who gets breast cancer. Actually, this isn’t true. In fact, 87 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a single first-degree relative with the disease. Dr. Kristi Funk joins Dr. Friedman to discuss preventative care and what to do after a diagnosis. Dr. Funk also busts many of today's most common breast cancer myths, including: Does hormone replacement therapy play a role in the cause of breast cancer? Will putting a cell phone in your bra cause breast cancer? Does consuming soy cause breast cancer? Are bio-identical hormones safe? What foods will help prevent breast cancer and which ones are linked to causing the disease? What is considered “public enemy #1” when it comes to the cause of breast health? Do EMF (electromagnetic fields) cause cancer? What are environmental toxins and how can you avoid them? What herbs are effective at helping reduce menopause symptoms? Does coffee or chocolate cause inflammation of the breasts? Angelina Jolie made the decision to have a preventative mastectomy after finding out she had the BRCA 1 gene mutation. What exactly is this gene and when should you be tested for it? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
Teach your child sleep habits that will last a lifetime.Sleep is important for your child’s physical and mental function. Parental attention to sleep wanes as children age. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Little ones need twelve to fourteen hours of sleep. Try to put your children on your schedule, having them wake when you do. Put them to bed earlier than you hit the sack. Older kids need parental monitoring to put devices away. Set a good example and turn off your phone. Store devices outside the bedroom for optimal sleep hygiene. Help them train their bodies for a regular bedtime and waking time. Encourage routines, like ten minutes of reading before bed. These triggers make late nights and time changes easier. Listen as Dr. Natasha Burgert joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share the importance of sleep as your child grows up. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know.In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know. CBD oil is everywhere. Is it safe? Is it healthy? Air pollution is killing more people than smoking. Trans fat bans are good for the heart. Genes may explain why some women on the pill still get pregnant. Depression and suicide rates are rising sharply in young Americans... this is one reason why. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! Can the Flu Shot Really Save Your Life?