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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.
Find out if the group, crowd, family or tribe you are hanging out with is too much, or just enough for your health and wellness.Contrary to the concept of popularity in high school cliques or the "in crowd," bigger isn't always better. Believe it or not, an anthropologist has studied an upper limit for human social cohesiveness. Find out if the group, crowd, family or tribe you are hanging out with is too much or just enough for your health and wellness.
Depression, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and IBS have all been linked to STRESS. Learn how you can overcome the risk factors.Depression, headaches, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have all been linked to STRESS. Fortunately, there are approaches you can take to counteract stress and therefore avoid these potentially dangerous conditions. Relaxation response techniques are practices that will help lower your body's tension, heart rate, and nervous center, which will help change the state of your mind and your body. In this segment, you will learn some easy and efficient relaxation practices to try.
News of the week, toxic dangers, and plastic surgery secrets. You don't want to miss this!Straight talk from the docs! Dr. Mike and co-host Joe Galuski discuss more of the most prevalent health news you need to know from the past week. Plus, find out "What's Toxic & What's Not" from toxicologist and regular contributor, Gary Ginsberg. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Perry, joins Dr. Mike in the second half hour, and you won't want to miss what they have to say. More from RealAge 7 Superfoods for Women Plus! Dr. Perry's Flap of the Week What's Dr. Perry all fired up about this week? Tune in to find out.
Many of the unhealthy habits kids pick up during childhood may increase cancer risk.Many of the unhealthy habits kids pick up during childhood may increase cancer risk. Experts say healthy kids today can prevent cancer tomorrow. The American Institute for Cancer Research and SuperKids Nutrition are teaming up to show kids and parents that healthy foods can taste great and staying active can be fun. Tune in to registered dietitian and SuperKids Nutrition founder, Melissa Liang. When Liang became a parent, she was surprised to find few resources on childhood nutrition. Motivated to help young children develop healthy eating habits, Liang has authored children's books and provided the tools to help parents promote smart habits. Learn more about her unique approach to health and wellness from childhood to adulthood. Bonus! RealAge Tip Crunch This for Healthier Eyes
Join Dr. Roizen and his expert guests for the latest health news, wellness advice and most up-to-date research from around the world.World-renowned physician, Dr. Michael Roizen, MD, continues to update your understanding of the meaning of health by providing an in-depth review of the most impactful health headlines. Joined by his co-host, Joe Galuski, they discuss the health news that matters most to you. The duo is later joined by registered dietitian and SuperKids Nutrition founder, Melissa Liang. Bonus! RealAge Tip Crunch This for Healthier Eyes
A regular sound and/or music healing practice is a powerful tool for many people already, much like yoga, so how can those unfamiliar with the field learn about it and integrate it into their daily lives?A regular sound and/or music healing practice is a powerful tool for many people already, much like yoga, so how can those unfamiliar with the field learn about it and integrate it into their daily lives? Jon Beerman graduated from the Sound, Voice and Music Healing Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California, and he has begun to explore the power of expression through musical improvisation and discussion. For his final project, he invited students of the program into his studio for discussion and musical improvisation over several months, and through these sessions discovered how some of them have integrated a sound/music healing practice into their daily lives, as well as creating some interesting improvisational musical pieces, which are featured throughout the show. The Sound Voice and Music Healing program at CIIS, run by Silvia Nakkash, explores a myriad of modalities taught by master teachers including: the Art of Improvisation, Tibetan Sound Healing and the 5 Seed Syllables, the Tomatis Method, Medicine Melodies, Yoga of the Voice, Chinese Mantras, Sound Science, Drumming and Overtone Singing, and many more. Students are introduced to these modalities over the nine month program and are expected to integrate the one that resonates best with them into a final project that summarizes their experience and showcases the integration of their chosen modality into their lives. Jon's project focuses on the art of improvisation and its healing qualities. He has found these musical improvisation sessions to be a powerful force for students, as well as himself, for expression and to help process emotions. It's also a lot of fun!
To put it simply, playing music just makes people feel better.To put it simply, playing music just makes people feel better. Jon Beerman graduated from the Sound, Voice and Music Healing Certificate Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, California, and he has begun to explore the healing power of expression through musical improvisation and discussion. For his final project, he invited students of the program into his studio for discussion and musical improvisation over several months, and through these sessions discovered the impact the class had on them, as well as creating some interesting improvisational musical pieces, which are featured throughout the show. Jon feels that expression is the opposite of depression: The more we express ourselves musically, the less we are depressed. Musical expression helps process emotions so they are just passing through and do not define us. When we dwell on emotions, those emotions can become larger issues if we do not process them properly. When we hold things in, close up and let nothing in or out, it is a recipe for depression and unhappiness. Music opens us up. It literally stirs emotions so they can move on. Our society is so set on people having to be the best at everything, it scares people away from playing music if they aren't virtuosos, and one of the fundamental purposes of music is simply to express ourselves, whether the music sounds perfect or not. This concept has eroded our ability to process emotions on a regular basis and we feel stressed and we don't know why. Jon's mission at Expressive Sound Studios is "to provide a safe, sacred space to explore our relationship with music and reconnect to the child-like joy of expressing ourselves through musical improvisation without judgment."
New research shows that omega-7 fatty acids facilitate weight loss by decreasing hunger.The Sea Buckthorn plant has an unusual concentration of the essential omega-7 fatty acid. But why is this important to you? Well, for starters, omega-7 helps your body maintain itself in a variety of ways, including counteracting weight gain. The discovery of this fact has obviously produced a great amount of interest among medical researchers, and initial surprising research has many predicting that omega-7 may ultimately become a powerful tool in the weight loss battle.
While some people inherit high blood pressure, it can be prevented and treated through healthy lifestyle habits.People who have hypertension are usually overweight, stressed and inactive. Aging adults must be reminded that inactivity saps the vigor of the mind and body. High blood pressure causes the heart to work harder which ages the body and increases mortality. Fortunately, much of this is avoidable with behavioral modifications. Join special guest, Jenn Zerling, and Dr. Mike to learn important lifestyle changes that you can start making immediately.
Low magnesium should be viewed as an independent risk factor of heart disease. Are you in danger?Low magnesium is so common with people with heart disease, it should be considered as an independent risk factor. The heart muscle and arteries require magnesium for optimal performance for a variety of reasons – ranging from regular heart rhythm to normal blood pressure. It’s no wonder that when this vital mineral is low, Americans suffer from all kinds of cardiovascular disease. Magnesium expert, Dr. Carolyn Dean, joins Dr. Mike to explain the importance of getting enough magnesium into your diet.
Magnesium deficiency is at epidemic proportions in the U.S. and could be a root cause of many of America’s health problems.As a result of modern farming methods, our soils and foods are depleted of vital minerals and nutrients. It is believed that over 75% of Americans are not getting their recommended daily intake of these important nutrients, and one mineral in particular is epidemically deficient: Magnesium. The deficiency of this vital nutrient could be a root cause of many of America's health problems. Join special guest, Dr. Carolyn Dean, to learn more about this increasing health issue as well as what you can do to protect yourself and your family from nutrient deficiency.
Runny, itchy nose and sinus headaches got you down? Black cumin seed oil could provide the relief you need.Black cumin seed oil contains a known immune modulator that could potentially help millions of people dry up their sinuses. This is not the spice cumin — that’s a totally different plant species from black cumin. This is something else entirely. While you should always cook liberally with cumin, it probably won’t help your runny, itchy nose. Black cumin, however, may very well help because it provides thymoquinone — an immune modulator.
If you're a couch potato, you might be setting your kid up to be one too.Are you a parent that watches a lot of TV? If so, then you might be setting your children up to be couch potatoes. According to a study in the August 2013 issue of Pediatrics, the amount of time children and teens spend watching television may have more to do with their parents' TV habits than with family media rules or the location of TVs within the home. If there's even a chance you are setting a bad example by planting yourself on the couch, you might want to re-think your tube time. Special guest, Dr. Amy Bleakley, shares tips and tricks for making sure your kids are happy and healthy.
Not every runny nose warrants antibiotics. Learn which symptoms do.Does your child have an upper respiratory infection that has symptoms that have lasted more than 10 days? Or have they had a severe onset of symptoms including fever and nasal discharge lasting at least three days in a row? Before you head to the doctor, you should know... not every runny nose warrants antibiotics. You've probably heard recently that it's not good to give antibiotics unnecessarily; so how does your doctor decide if your child actually needs antibiotics? If the diagnosis is a sinus infection, you may need to try a few types of treatment to get rid of it. If antibiotics aren't an option this time, when IS it a necessity to give your child antibiotics? Special guest, Dr. Ellen R. Wald, shares some important information regarding antibiotic treatments and when they are appropriate.
A well visit or sports physical can be very important for your child's overall health.Taking your child to the doctor for an ear infection or a fever is one time you see your pediatrician. But taking your child to the doctor for their well visit or a sports physical is another type of visit altogether and one to which parents should look forward. This is your chance to raise questions and concerns about your child's development, behavior, and general well-being — questions that are difficult to discuss during sick visits. It is also an opportunity to see how your child has grown, ask the doctor about sensitive subjects and really prepare your child for the the best care possible. Dr. David A. Levine shares important information you should be considering for these types of doctor visits. Don't be a parent that misses out on this essential appointment!