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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.
Life sometimes takes us down an unpredictable path. Find your financial footing once your primary earning years have passed.Millions of people in their 50s and 60s find themselves facing job and financial insecurity. Financial wellness can be defined as the amount that makes you feel grounded and content. You have to find a textured and meaningful life on a modest income. As you age, you may not be considered for jobs that pay as much as the last job you left. Consider taking a freelance position or two in order to generate income. Short consultancies, subletting rooms in your home and driving for a ride share service are options. Things beyond your control may have landed you in your current financial state. You can learn from past mistakes, but the economic state of the country doesn’t boost your savings. Listen as Elizabeth White joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to find your financial footing over 50.
Dr. Friedman weighs in on an important topic: What's in your water?If you’re constantly struggling with your weight no matter what diet or exercise regimen you try, the water you're drinking could be to blame. Chemicals called “endocrine disrupters” commonly found in tap water and bottled water can wreak havoc on your hormones, increase your appetite and cause fat cells in your body to expand. In addition, there could be toxins in your drinking water that have been linked to gut issues, food intolerance, autoimmune disease and cancer. In the early 1990’s, a legal clerk named Erin Brockovich received national media attention when she exposed chromium 6 in the drinking water of Hinkley, California. This contaminated water caused liver damage, reproductive problems, birth defects and cancer! Julia Roberts won an Academy award for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich in the critically acclaimed film. Even with the international press coverage of the water contamination and lawsuit settlement ($333 million,) the problem hasn’t gone away. In fact, it’s gotten worse! Chromium 6 has been detected in the homes of 200 million people in all 50 states. Americans spend close to 17 billion dollars a year on bottled water believing it’s a healthier option. Actually, the federal government places more purity, testing, and quality control standards on tap water than on bottled water. Capital One coined the phrase “What’s in your wallet?” In this revealing episode, Dr. David Friedman answers the question, “What’s in your water?” He also shares which water filters are the most effective and the healthiest choice when choosing bottled water. --- To stay up to date with Dr. Friedman’s latest articles, videos and interviews, go to DrDavidFriedman.com. You can follow him on social media: Twitter and Facebook: @DrDavidFriedman Instagram: @DrDFriedman
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%
Neurosurgery expert Dr. Christopher Ogilvy explains what a brain aneurysm is and potential risk factors.Many people walk around with unruptured brain aneurysms without knowing it. Is it dangerous? Neurosurgery expert Dr. Christopher Ogilvy explains what a brain aneurysm is and how risk factors, such as family history, can increase your odds of having one. Learn the key symptoms to look out for—like the worst headache of your life—and what you should do if your pain persists (hint: get a CT scan). Dr. Ogilvy also shares why misdiagnosis is so prevalent and the latest advances in treatment technology that make surgery quick and low risk. Bonus Beware Hidden Sugars in So-called Healthy Foods
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. People who understand the benefit of exercise may spend more time being active. Dance like your doc is watching. It's great for mind and body. Juice on school menus -- why it's a problem. 13 best foods to cleanse your colon. Are you overdosing on antibiotics? More evidence abuse of Xanax and Valium on the rise. Doctors aren't getting better at treating gunshot victims. Best way to boost your immune system? Sleep. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! 9 of the Worst Health Mistakes Men Make
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.
Our over-stressed, over-scheduled lifestyles don't always allow for us to follow through with our best intentions.Any successful goal starts with a plan. Unfortunately, our over-stressed, over-scheduled lifestyles don't always allow for us to follow through with our best intentions. Too often, we end up hitting the drive-thru as a solution. A health gut (flora) makes life a lot easier. The good news is: there is something you can do about that! Try Kaya Biotics – as a treat for your gut. Click on this link to save 25% off your first order, use code "goodhealth" at checkout. - sponsor The evidence of this choice is apparent on our collective waistlines. Nikki Sharp, former model, Instagram star, and author of The 5-Day Real Food Detox discovered that the best way to drop pounds and feel great is through meal prep: making portion-controlled dishes in advance that can be enjoyed all week. In her new book, Meal Prep Your Way to Weight Loss, Sharp shares her secrets and shortcuts for creating a week’s worth of healthy, plant-based food designed to help you lose the weight and keep it off. Sharp joins Dr. Friedman to explain what you'll learn as a "meal prep master," including: Steady, satisfying weight loss—up to five pounds each week Automatic portion control without counting calories, fat grams, or carbohydrates An escape from emotional eating and bingeing Tips and tricks for easy-to-freeze preps Stress-free cooking, eating—and an overall healthy lifestyle Listen in to learn more about this effective approach to a healthier, slimmer life. Sponsor: A health gut (flora) makes life a lot easier. The good news is: there is something you can do about that! Try Kaya Biotics – as a treat for your gut. Click on this link to save 25% off your first order, use code "goodhealth" at checkout. - sponsor
Learn more about respiratory syncytial virus.Every parent worries when their children get sick. Many children get respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at least once before age two. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor RSV pops up mostly from late fall to early spring. It presents as cold-like symptoms with sneezing, runny nose and coughing. It can cause pneumonia or other bronchial difficulties. Early symptoms aren’t worrisome, because they mimic the common cold. If the child has respiratory distress on the third or fourth day (fast breathing, grunting, nodding head to breathe, whistling on exhalation), contact your pediatrician right away. If your child is blue, gray or has stopped breathing, contact emergency services. Antibiotics do not treat viruses. Steroids won’t help. Supportive care is the only treatment. Stay in contact with your pediatrician. Fluids, cold-mist humidifiers, and saline nasal rinse can ease the symptoms. Listen as Dr. Candice Jones joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to manage RSV. Sponsor: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%
Jessi Bloom explains how to make plants an ally for your everyday struggles, such as stress and burnout.The solution to some of the most common health issues plaguing Americans is simpler and more affordable than you may think. Jessi Bloom, author of Creating Sanctuary: Sacred Garden Spaces, Plant-Based Medicine and Daily Practices to Achieve Happiness and Well-Being, explains how to make plants an ally for your everyday struggles, such as stress and burnout. Bloom discusses how the spaces and plants around you can affect your mental and physical health and why it's important to find daily rituals and practices to help center yourself. Learn how to incorporate sanctuary into any space—whether you're inside, outside, at home or at work. Plus, find out her favorite herbal remedies to sleep better, soothe anxiety and even clean your home. Bonus 3 Food Ingredients to Avoid No Matter What
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.
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. Every demographic group of Americans is getting fatter. Menopause-related sex urinary problems not discussed with doctors. Evening workouts help with lowering blood pressure. Exercise improves thinking in sedentary seniors with cognitive decline. Getting a report card on Friday is bad for kids. A runaway immune system may play a role in causing chronic fatigue syndrome. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! Is This the Most Important Meal of the Day?
Certain foods work together in ways that are almost magical.Food affects our body, mind, and health in many remarkable ways. And, certain foods work together in ways that are almost magical. In his groundbreaking new eating plan, Dr. Michael Murray identifies foods that act together to produce a total effect or force that is greater than the sum of the individual foods -- what is known as a synergetic effect. As the foods work together, they improve your energy and your physical and mental health. Dr. Murray joins Dr. Friedman to discuss insights from the book, as well as some of the work he's done as Chief Science Officer for Enzymedica.
Winter is here! Keep your child safe and warm.Winter is here. Make sure your child stays warm and healthy during these frigid times. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%- sponsor Infants Dress baby in thin layers before putting him in a car seat. Strap him in and cover him with blankets for warmth. It’s safer than strapping in a baby in a puffy coat. Babies should be in one more layer than an adult requires for warmth. Your baby should wear warm pajamas in the crib. Don’t leave spare blankets in the crib. School-Age Children Drive your kids to school if it’s really cold. Dress them in several thin layers. Add a warm coat, mittens, hats and scarves. Helmets are best for winter sports. Don’t forget sunscreen. Wet clothes draw heat from the body. Make sure your children change clothes if they get wet or excessively sweaty outside. Hypothermia happens when the body temperature drops below normal because of cold weather. Watch for shivering, tiredness and behavior changes. It’s best to schedule breaks to warm-up inside during the outdoor playtime. Frostbite affects extremities and smaller body parts like the ears, nose and fingertips. Watch for pale or gray skin. Your child may complain that the area hurts. Apply warm water to the area and watch for recovery. Wrap your child in blankets and feed her some soup. If you see blistering or hear complaints of numbness after gently warming the area with water, contact your pediatrician or visit the hospital. Dry Skin Winter wreaks havoc on skin. These tips will help: Stick to warm baths— not too hot. Pat dry after the bath and apply moisturizer and any balms or ointments. Remind your children not to lick their lips and chap them. Heating Watch out for carbon monoxide poisoning from a wood burning stove. Don’t operate a space heater unattended. Use cold water on burns, not ice. Don’t pop blisters, because they protect the sensitive skin beneath. Listen as Dr. Jaime Friedman joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share winter safety tips. 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. Asian longhorn tick carries a very dangerous, even deadly, disease -- what to look for. IBD more than doubles your heart attack risk. Can you really inherit trauma? When not in Rome, eat like the Romans used to do. A "stair test" may predict your risk for heart disease. Older adults may be unwilling to forgo preventative tests. Plus so much MORE... Bonus! 7 Ways to Save Money on Your Meds
When food becomes an emotional crutch, you might develop an unhealthy dependence on it, resulting in overeating.It can be easy to misuse food as a form of therapy—we all love comfort food, right? But, when food becomes an emotional crutch, you might develop an unhealthy dependence on it, resulting in overeating. Psychotherapist Arlene Englander, author of Let Go of Emotional Overeating and Love Your Food, defines emotional overeating as eating to distract from painful thoughts and feelings, rather than for pleasure or hunger satiation. She says the key to a healthy food relationship is saying goodbye to rigid diets and eating in an enjoyment-oriented, relaxed way. Learn how to replace overeating with healthier habits and how to still savor your food without overdoing it. Bonus Extra Pounds Can Prolong Your Flu Symptoms