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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.
Processed fructose is biologically connected to gout, high blood pressure and body fat.In 1980, the Seven Countries Study erroneously associated a high-fat diet with heart disease and ushered in the low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet craze. Unfortunately, the prevalence of heart disease increased and remains our nation’s number one killer. Why? The answer is simple: fructose. Fructose, when stripped of natural fibers, is linked to gout, high blood pressure and obesity. Join Dr. Mike to learn how you can prevent processed fructose from damaging your health.
Can the nutrients in fresh juice give you as much get-up-and-go as a caffeinated energy drink?Some experts say that the nutrients found in fresh juice can give you as much get-up-and-go as an energy drink. But could it really be? Those same experts don't stop there. They believe juicing on a daily basis may help treat or prevent autoimmune disease, cancer and heart disease. Many people think juicing is for hippies, yuppies, or old folks with bowel issues, and that it's difficult to do and downright messy. Get that stereotype out of your mind. The question is this: should you replace your Monster, 5-Hour Energy or Mountain Dew with fresh juice? How about your triple espresso with rice milk and two pumps of vanilla?
New research suggests Down's Syndrome may be the first genetic disorder to respond to gene therapy in the womb.Could a cure for Down's Syndrome become a reality? New research suggests the disease may be the first genetic disorder to respond to gene therapy in the womb. Discover what scientists are now learning about Down's, and if a cure may be the next step.
Your digestive health is related to all your bodily systems. Now, research is suggesting it is linked to anxiety and depression as well.Your digestive health is related to all your bodily systems, including conditions like diabetes and autoimmune disease. Now, research at UCLA is suggesting your gut health could be a culprit in anxiety and depression as well. With all the depression medications out there, from Prozac to Paxil, could you be overlooking the simple solution? Perhaps it is time to look at gut bacteria more seriously in finding the underlying cause of anxiety and depression.
Do you believe that vaccinations have a part in the Autism epidemic?Do you believe that vaccinations have a part in the Autism epidemic? Controversial star Jenny McCarthy does, and she has made her opinion known very well in this matter. Not everyone agrees, however. The Canadian government and the pharmaceutical industry are apparently not happy with American television network ABC for adding McCarthy to their hit TV show, The View. McCarthy's stances on vaccination and childhood nutrition comes not only from her as a spokesperson, but also from her as a concerned mother. Some parents, especially those with autistic kids, might find more comfort in McCarthy's approach to addressing autism than the stiff confines of the pharmaceutical industry. But the bottom line is that you need to do what is best for you and your family. The best way to do that is to be informed and to make your OWN choice - not a choice based on a celebrity's opinion.
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to everything from cardiovascular disease to depression. But what if your physician doesn't test you for it?Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to everything from cardiovascular disease to depression. But what if your physician doesn't test you for it? Or, what if you don't have the time to spend at the 2-3 doctor's appointments it may take to diagnose and treat the deficiency? You're in luck. A few symptoms and a low-cost blood test that you can get at the grocery store can diagnose vitamin D deficiency. Knowing if you need more of the vitamin can possibly improve both the quality and quantity of life. With this approach, you can save time and keep your money in your pocket.
Do you know the precautions you need to take if your kids are playing outside on a very hot day?What are the precautions you need to take if your kids are playing outside on a very hot day? If your child/teen has sports practice outside in hot weather, what are the recommendations for hydration, rest, emergency service availability, and rapid cool down? Does the coach know these procedures? And, as a parent, will you be called obnoxious if you ask the coach if they are aware of the special risks associated with kids and heat stress? Are there special considerations in place for any kid who has a special health care need, or for those who may not be in great physical condition? These questions and more are answered as Dr. Mark Halstead, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to make sure your children are safe in the summer heat... whether they are playing sports or just playing outside.
Make sure your children are up-to-date with vaccinations before the back-to-school rush at the pediatricians office.Are your children ready for the upcoming school year? Have you checked off your vaccination list? Required vaccinations for your child's school will vary depending on your location. However, some schools will not let your child in without the proper vaccinations. Even college kids need to be updated. Special guest, Dr. David Hill, helps you to make sure your children are up-to-date with their vaccinations before the back-to-school rush at the pediatricians office.
Learn some of the healthiest options when it comes to feeding your kids snacks.Do you find it hard to come up with snacks you don't mind feeding your children? They seem to want so many things that are unhealthy, yet would they eat healthier choices if they were available? It's a daily struggle... all the ads for junk food make those cookies, cakes and chips look so good and tasty. But they are packed full with additives, colors and preservatives, making them the absolute worst choice for your kids. Fortunately, there are healthy options you can keep around your house and even make in a flash to keep you hungry little ones satisfied - without feeding them junk. In this segment, Melanie Cole, MS, is joined by Dr. David Hill, MD, to give you some great ideas for healthy snacking for your children and the whole family.
Too much sodium can lead to high blood pressure - even in kids. Learn where most of the extra sodium is hidden.Do your kids get too much sodium in their diets? Could this be putting them at risk for high blood pressure? How much sodium is actually OK for your children? What are the most common sources of sodium in kids' foods? Do you know where so much of the extra sodium you ingest is hidden? Dr. Stephen R. Daniels, MD, expert Cardiologist and Chair of the AAP Committee on Nutrition joins Melanie Cole, MS, and shares some tips for parents to avoid too much sodium in family meals and snacks.
What is clean eating? Does it mean you clean your food before you eat it? Not quite. But it does mean a healthier lifestyle.What is clean eating? Does it mean you clean your food before you eat it? While that would certainly make sense... it's not quite right. Clean eating is primarily based on eating whole foods in their most natural state. And who better to learn about this style of eating from than internationally renowned physician, scientist, and expert in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness, Dr Pamela Peeke? In this segment, Pamela joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share the ins and outs of clean eating so you can achieve your best and healthiest lifestyle.
Muscle milk, protein powders, bars, goo, ready-made drinks... do any of them make a difference in your results or in your workout?Have you seen all those ads for pre-workout supplements? They all seem to promise that they will make your workout easier, or more successful. Some even suggest that you'll have more energy and lose more weight. And there is no shortage of choices, coming in the varieties of Muscle Milk, protein powders, carbohydrate bars, goo, and ready-made nutrition drinks... just to name a few. But do any of them truly make a difference in your results OR in your workout? Listen as Dr. Pamela Peeke and Melanie Cole, MS, hash out the dizzying world of workout supplements and give you the real and final scoop on what works and what doesn't.
You have seen those people walking with weights. It can look odd, but you may wonder what it could do for your workout.You have seen those people walking with weights. It looks a little odd, but you may find yourself wondering, "would that make my workout harder - and therefore more beneficial?" You might also wonder if it makes any difference at all. Special guest, Teri Bladen, MS, shares her best advice on whether walking with weights will ramp up your workout or just weigh you down.
Whether you want to burn fat, build muscle or beat stress, you CAN find the perfect workout DVD.Sometimes you want to work out at home. But it isn't always easy to get that extra motivation you need to achieve a great workout. The DVD fitness arena is a $260 million dollar industry, and it's still growing. But with all the options, how do you choose a DVD that will really motivate you and get you sweating? Zumba, Booty Boot Camps, Tae Bo, Sweatin' to the Oldies, the Tracy Anderson Method, and even the good old Buns of Steel... you can get lost in the sheer number of DVDs available. Whether you want to burn fat, build muscle, or beat stress, fitness expert Teri Bladen, MS, will help you find the perfect workout DVD.
Beauty expert, Cara Brook, shares which beauty products will work best for you.Do you have favorite beauty products? If you're like most women, that answer is yes! But have you ever put them to the test or researched them? Most likely not. Or, are you confused by the mass amount of products on the market today? Cara Brook, Allure's Beauty Blogger of the Year and Beauty Inside Out's go-to beauty expert will help you take the guess work out of choosing beauty products. Through her years of experience she will share which products work the best. Will your favorite make the cut?