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Travis Rieder's experience with opioids after a motorcycle accident exposes a dark secret of American pain management.When Travis Rieder, PhD, was in a motorcycle accident in May 2015, he couldn't have imagined what would follow. It was the most severe trauma he'd ever experienced. Having to endure half a dozen surgeries, in addition to the excruciating pain of the accident itself, he found opioids to be both miraculous and essential to his recovery. At the time, he didn't realize what the "cost" of those opioids would be. Rieder developed a great dependence on the drugs and suffered for weeks, what he calls "dope sick," upon getting off them. Rieder’s experience exposes a dark secret of American pain management: a healthcare system so conflicted about opioids, and so inept at managing them, that the crisis currently facing us is both unsurprising and inevitable. Listen as Rieder joins Dr. Roizen to share his personal journey through opioid use, as well as why this is such a significant problem in our society today. Bonus 6 Nighttime Snacks That Won't Make You Fat
Essential oils are a natural and cost-effective therapy for many health conditions.Essential oils have been used for thousands of years. They are a natural and cost-effective therapy for many health conditions, including hormone imbalance, inflammation, depression, digestive issues, and for boosting the immune system. Leading expert in essential oils, Dr. Eric Zielinski, joins Dr. Friedman to discuss his new book, The Essential Oils Diet: Lose Weight and Transform Your Health with the Power of Essential Oils and Bioactive Food.
Spend plenty of time in the car with your new driver to support safety and wise judgment under different driving circumstances.Let’s face it, your child learning to drive can be very stressful for you as a parent. You want them to gain independence while still keeping them safe. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor The most important investment you can make in terms of the safety of your driving teen is giving them a structured experience behind the wheel. The biggest single risk factor for teens is their lack of driving experience. Introduce them to safe but stressful situations while you’re in the car, like interstate driving and country roads. Be clear about driving restrictions for the first few months your child has a license. Before that learner’s permit is in your child’s hand, you can be a good role model as a driver and avoid distractions. Consider implementing the Parent-Teen Driver Contract provided by the AAP. Listen as Dr. Brian Johnston joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss safe driving for teens. Sponsors: 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. Time restricted feeding improves markers of aging and gene function in as few as four days. Pear shape healthier than apple shape -- in more ways than one. Gut bacteria supplements help prevent diabetes. Residue of pesticides found in non-organic milk. Low-fat diet high in produce decreases risk of dying of breast cancer by more than 20%. Mosquito season! Here's how to protect yourself. Varied bedtimes and sleep duration can negatively impact diabetes. Feeling bloated? This ingredient may be to blame. PLUS so much more... Bonus! 9 Best and Worst Foods for Heart Health
No matter how you perceive the future of technology, the fact is, it's coming.Many people view technological advances as a good thing; progress. Others resist change, and meet these advances with skepticism -- and sometimes fear. If you've ever watched an episode of the futuristic Netflix show, Black Mirror, you might be leaning towards the latter. No matter how you perceive the future of technology, the fact is, it's coming. We already have automobiles that essentially drive and park themselves, but according to automotive expert Jason Torchinsky, autonomous vehicles will soon be on every street in America. In his book, Robot, Take the Wheel: The Road to Autonomous Cars and the Lost Art of Driving, Torchinsky discusses the cultural and conceptual impact of driverless cars and why they are really the first mass deployment of robots in human society. Listen in as Torchinsky explores what’s ahead and considers what we can do now to shape the automated future. Bonus Screen Time and Alzheimer’s
Learn about the 200+ health-boosting foods that can stave cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases.We've all heard the saying, "you are what you eat." What if you could eat to actually beat disease? Dr. William Li has compiled scientific evidence behind over 200 health-boosting foods, that can stave cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and beat dozens of avoidable diseases. His book, Eat to Beat Disease: The New Science of How Your Body Can Heal Itself, isn't about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add to your meals that support the body's defense systems. Listen as Dr. Li joins Dr. Friedman to explain the science of healing and prevention, as well as the strategies for using food to actively transform health.
Coordinate with your pediatrician to know where to go for emergency treatment.If an emergency happens with your child, what should you do? Can your local emergency department handle your needs? Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Underlying conditions and special needs can influence where your child should receive emergency care. It’s important to speak with your pediatrician to coordinate the best place to go if an emergency arises. Not all hospitals are required to prepare to meet the unique emergency needs of children, and no provider wants to feel ill prepared to deal with a critical child. While there are programs working with hospitals to handle those gaps in critical care needs, there is no national standard on what emergency departments should have in place to treat children. You can speak with your local hospital’s leadership to see what you can do to help bridge the gap. Listen as Dr. Kate Remick joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to prepare for an emergency and know where you should take your child. Sponsors: 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. Your bottled water has plastic in it. Should you worry? Should everyone take statins, even if they don't have high cholesterol? Skipping breakfast before exercising -- will it help you lose weight, or not? Premature menopause affects physical function in women. FDA warns of hidden ingredients in sex enhancement products sold online. Some e-cigarette flavors may pose a heart risk. 4,400 or more daily strides means a longer life. PLUS so much more... Bonus! 7 Mammogram Myths You Might Still Believe
Painfully familiar with Alzheimer’s because of her family history and her experience as a nurse, Jamie Tyrone felt as if she had a ticking time-bomb inside her after undergoing genetic testing.Jamie Tyrone was forty-nine years old when she learned she had a genetic predisposition toward Alzheimer’s disease. Her genes translated to a 91% chance she would contract the disease during her lifetime. Painfully familiar with Alzheimer’s because of her family history and her experience as a nurse, Jamie felt as if she had a ticking time-bomb inside her, ready to go off at any moment. After an initial bout with depression, Jamie decided to take action rather than concede defeat. She teamed up with renowned neurologist Dr. Marwan Sabbagh to write Fighting for My Life as a practical, helpful guide for those who know they are at greater risk of contracting Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Sabbagh's portion of the book focuses on the genetic medical science that is currently available to the regular consumer -- and how it can be both a positive and negative thing. Listen as Dr. Sabbagh joins Dr. Roizen to share insights from the book, as well as information on dementia and Alzheimer's risk factors and treatment options. Bonus What to Do in the Morning to Beat Bloat
Dr. Friedman weighs in on a few of his listeners' important questions.On this episode of To Your Good Health Radio, Dr. Friedman answers a variety of listener's questions including natural remedies for arthritis, brain fog, hot flashes, and weight gain. PLUS... With Summer here, how do you pick the best watermelon? Dr. Friedman shares his four steps to getting the sweetest and ripest melon. With all the conflicting opinions on whether or not coffee is good or bad for you, Dr. Friedman percolates over this topic and shares his opinion. Recently there have been two major lawsuit victories against Monsanto and their cancer causing product Roundup. In this segment Dr. Friedman shares some proactive steps you can take to avoid ingesting this chemical. And, he’ll also share some tips on how to create your own home made environment and pet friendly weed killer. One listener asks why bananas go bad so quickly and Dr. Friedman shares a simple hack on how to keep your bananas staying fresh twice as long. And, he weighs in on the soy and oatmeal controversy. All this, and much more. You have questions, Dr. Friedman has answers! Here's what listeners have to say... Dr. Friedman, it’s summer time, my favorite season of the year because I get to eat watermelon! But, I don’t have much luck picking out the ripest and best tasking melons. Can you offer any suggestions? -Dawn, Myrtle Beach SC Dr. Friedman, I’m really enjoying your book. Seems like you are not a fan of soy. What about organic soy milk powder? -Paula, Wilmington NC Dear Dr. Friedman, I am a new listener and have been binge listening to all your previous shows. My question is, with all the recent lawsuits on Monstanto’s Round up causing cancer, what can I do to make sure my family isn’t consuming it? -Shelly, Smyrna GA I’m 55 years old and was hoping you could suggest something natural I can take to help with my hormones. I’m sick of the hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings and feeling like crap all the time. I don’t want to take a prescription. -Ann, Ft. Worth TX Dr. Friedman, I love your show and always learn so much. I just got a gym membership for my wife and I. But she doesn’t want to go because she’s worried she’ll end up grotesque and muscular like a professional female body builder. Can you please set the record straight? -Mike, Dayton OH What’s the difference between yellow bananas and red bananas. Also, I’ve heard that if a banana has brown spots on it, this means it’s been chemically ripened. Any truth to this? -Leslie, Los Angeles CA Dr. Friedman, I’m a long time listener and love your show. Lately I’ve been getting brain fog. I forget things and seem to be living in a cloud. Is there anything I can eat that might help? -Nicole, Montana Dr. Friedman, your book Food Sanity has helped clear up most of the confusion on what we should be eating. What’s your opinion on coffee? Some say it’s bad for us while others say it’s healthy. What’s your take on coffee? -Richard, Lexington KY I’ve eaten oatmeal all my life but I’ve heard recently that oats are bad for me. What gives? -Jennifer, Joliet IL I have osteoarthritis and I don’t want to be on anti-inflammatory drugs or steroids. Is there a natural remedy for arthritis that works? -Susan, Atlanta GA Do you have a question for Dr. Friedman? Send it to you him at: AskTheDoctor@ToYourGoodHealthRadio.com If he answers your question on the air, he’ll send you a signed copy of his award winning, #1 bestselling book, Food Sanity: How to Eat in a World of Fads and Fiction. He’ll also include a free copy of his audio book, “America’s Unbalanced Diet” (over a million copies sold!). 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
How can you plan for your child's summer camp experience?Summer camp is a fun opportunity to remove kids from stressors of daily life, encourage them to learn new skills, and promote socialization. Of course, you want them to head to a camp that’s a good fit. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor A few things to keep in mind with your kid heading to camp: immunizations allergies swimming skills homesickness technology Listen as Dr. Michael Ambrose joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss summer camp. Sponsors: 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. Are veggie chips healthier than regular potato chips? Not so much. Good blood pressure and blood sugar stats can prevent heart block. Drinking red wine for heart health? You may want to rethink. Improvements in U.S. air quality prior to the Trump administration saved lives. What will the Trump EPA era bring? Weight training may help reduce hot flashes. Seniors who believe their lives have purpose live longer. PLUS so much more... Bonus! Are You a Sitting Duck?
According to investigative journalist, Katherine Eban, there is a lot of fraud going on with generic medications -- putting patient safety at risk.Today, 90 percent of our pharmaceutical market is comprised of generics, the majority of which are manufactured overseas. The thought is that these drugs are as effective as their brand-name counterparts, just less expensive. Is that really true? According to investigative journalist, Katherine Eban, there is a lot of fraud going on with these generic medications. Her book, Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom, exposes the deceit behind generic drug manufacturing. Drawing on exclusive accounts from whistleblowers and regulators, as well as thousands of pages of confidential FDA documents, Eban reveals an industry where fraud is rampant, companies routinely falsify data, and executives circumvent almost every principle of safe manufacturing to minimize cost and maximize profit, confident in their ability to fool inspectors. Meanwhile, patients unwittingly consume medicine with unpredictable and dangerous effects. Listen as Eban joins Dr. Roizen to explain how this could happen -- and what can be done to change the process and ultimately ensure the health and safety of those who consume generics. Bonus Surprising Mental Side Effects of Pain Relievers
Learn the secrets behind individuals who live the longest, healthiest, happiest lives.Award-winning journalist Dan Buettner has spent years uncovering the secrets behind longevity. His work revealed five places around the world – dubbed Blue Zones – where people live the longest, healthiest, happiest lives. Diet plays a significant role. A nutritional regimen based on a plant-based diet (high amounts of complex carbohydrates, medium amounts of protein, and medium amounts of fat) rose to the top as commonalities among these areas. Specifically, the following are key components: whole grains greens nuts cooked beans (which is the cornerstone of all areas) Individuals in Blue Zone hot spots also drink moderate amounts of wine and regularly drink coffee and tea. Another life factor Dan researched was happiness and the characteristics that accompany a fulfilled, happy existence. Listen as Dan joins Dr. Friedman to discuss the nutritional and lifestyle habits of healthy, happy people.
You child can enjoy seafood a few times a week without worry.Kids don’t always get excited about seafood for dinner. However, seafood is packed with omega-3s, calcium, vitamin D and lean protein. Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30% - sponsor Earlier generations were warned about toxicity of seafood, which is why it’s been left out of many meal plans. Tuna is a common childhood staple, and light tuna contains very little mercury. You can feed your child three servings of tuna a week without worrying about mercury. You needn’t worry about mercury in fish sticks, salmon and shellfish. Listen as Dr. Aaron Bernstein joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how to add more seafood into your child’s diet. Sponsors: Fight colds and flu with Hydralyte. Rapid and complete hydration, suitable for all ages and doctor recommended. Use code “hydrakid” to save 30%