Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Looking to create your best self? Whether it’s good-for-you lifestyle hacks, smarter ways to supplement, or tasty tips to fuel optimal health, Talk Healthy Today -- brought to you by the folks at Better Nutrition, Amazing Wellness, Clean Eating, and Vegetarian Times -- provides you the latest research, tools, and common sense tips you need to get and stay healthy... starting today!
While age can play a role, strokes aren’t reserved for the elderly. Surprisingly, about 10 percent of all strokes occur in people age 18-50.A stroke can hit without warning. Oftentimes, it can rob you of your speech, your ability to move, and even your life. And, while age can play a role, strokes aren’t reserved for the elderly. Surprisingly, about 10 percent of all strokes occur in people age 18-50. Regardless of age, the key to limiting the damage a stroke can do is to be able to quickly identify the signs that someone is having a stroke, get them the right treatment, and get it within a certain window of time. In this can’t-miss episode, Dr. Jeff shares what signs to look for and how to take fast action when someone you are with is suffering a stroke. He also gives you the tools you need to minimize your own risk factors so you don’t become a stroke statistic.
Welcome to the holidays... better known as the season of stress!Welcome to the holidays... better known as the season of stress! While most of us love the season that starts on Halloween and doesn’t end until after the New Year, it’s also one of the busiest times of year. Between the decorating, shopping in crowded stores, entertaining, parties, baking, preparing meals for family and friends, and getting all of those gifts and holiday cards mailed, it’s no wonder the holidays are stressful. In this episode, Dr. Jeff shares the 411 on how to decompress when your holiday to-do list threatens to turn you from joyful into the Grinch.
Are you suffering from post-election anxiety?Are you suffering from post-election anxiety? Admittedly, it’s been a tough couple of weeks no matter who you voted for. How to cope? Tune in as Dr. Jeff offers up some practical strategies for dealing with election angst. Plus, he shares the best natural supplements that can ease stress and help you move forward.
Creating a strong immune system is like your knight in shining armor, offering protection 24/7.Why is it that some people can sail through life with nary a sniffle, let alone a major illness? The secret lies in a robust immune system. Creating a strong immune system is like your knight in shining armor, offering protection 24/7. How can you strengthen your defenses? Join Dr. Jeff and health expert Cheryl Myers for the best lifestyle tips and immune-specific supplements to help you be your healthiest this year, and for the rest of your life.
Are drugs the answer for addressing ADHD symptoms?Kids will be kids. But, if you have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), life can be a roller coaster. Ditto for adults with the condition. Are drugs the answer? Health expert Cheryl Myers doesn’t think so. Tune in as she joins Dr. Jeff to discuss natural alternatives to managing the symptoms of ADHD, including dietary changes and supplements that can calm the mind and enhance focus in both kids and adults.
Gout is making a comeback and now affects approximately three million Americans.Gout: it’s not something you hear much about these days. In fact, you might think that this condition died out after the Dust Bowl. But, this old-fashioned ailment is making a comeback and now affects approximately three million Americans. Are you at risk? Find out as health expert Cheryl Myers joins Dr. Jeff to talk all about this painful condition, as well as the steps you can take now to avoid a future bout with gout.
Asthma isn’t just more common in adults; it’s potentially more serious.Asthma. It can leave you gasping for breath as your respiratory tract goes into overdrive. And, while it’s often thought of as a condition that primarily affects kids, adults aren’t immune. In fact, about 15 million adults have it, compared with seven million children. Asthma isn’t just more common in adults; it’s potentially more serious. Dr. Jeff talks with Cheryl Myers, RN, about the risk factors and sometimes surprising warning signs for this chronic condition. Plus, she offers up some natural solutions to help you breathe easy.
When there’s too much sugar circulating through your bloodstream on a steady basis, it can lead to devastating consequences.Ah, blood sugar! It’s that wondrous stuff that fuels your energy, and you need a continual supply to carry out your daily tasks. But, when there’s too much sugar circulating through your bloodstream on a steady basis, it can lead to insulin resistance, a condition that, when combined with other factors like high blood pressure and unhealthy cholesterol levels, puts you at a high risk of developing metabolic syndrome. Listen in as Jacob Teitelbaum, MD and Dr. Jeff give you the skinny on what metabolic syndrome is and why it could set you up for a future heart attack, type-2 diabetes, colorectal cancer, or even dementia. Plus, learn about some natural ways you can prevent or even reverse metabolic syndrome, starting today.
If your "get up and go" got up and went, you’re not alone.There’s been a lot of talk lately about energy... especially the fact that we are running out of it. But, what about your personal energy supply? Do you have enough or are you frequently exhausted and overwhelmed? If your "get up and go" got up and went, you’re not alone. In a recent survey of adults by HealthFocus International, 45 percent of respondents said they were concerned about how often they felt tired. In fact, fatigue is the fourth most common health complaint, affecting 28.5 million Americans, and it’s on the upswing. Join Dr. Jeff as he talks with America’s leading authority on fatigue, Jacob Teitelbaum, MD. You’ll not only discover surprising energy thieves, Dr. Teitelbaum also shares some smart, easy-to-implement strategies to lift your lagging energy levels.
From doorknobs and telephones to the change you get at your corner convenience store, cold and flu viruses are everywhere.Your head throbs, your muscles ache, your conversation is punctuated by sniffles and sneezes. You have a cold, or worse, the flu. From doorknobs and telephones to the change you get at your corner convenience store, cold and flu viruses are everywhere. But, before you head for the drugstore or break out the chicken soup, check out Dr. Jeff’s tips on how nature’s medicine chest can soothe your symptoms.
High blood pressure is aptly called “the silent killer” because it typically has no symptoms.High blood pressure, measured at 140 mmHg over 80 mmHg or higher, is aptly called “the silent killer” because it typically has no symptoms. Although this condition often flies under the radar, it can lead to stroke, an enlarged heart, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis (damage to and subsequent narrowing of the arteries), mental decline, kidney and eye damage, and early death. According to the American Heart Association, one in three adults in the U.S. suffers from high blood pressure. Join Dr. Jeff as he discusses the risk factors that can make you vulnerable and natural ways to bring the pressure down.
A typical American diet, lack of exercise, out-of-control stress levels and the sheer speed of life can keep your stomach in a constant state of turmoil. Probiotics can help.If there was ever any doubt that modern life disrupts digestion, just look at the number of ads for heartburn remedies, laxatives and diarrhea relievers. The typical American diet, lack of exercise, out-of-control stress levels and the sheer speed of life today can keep your stomach in a constant state of turmoil. As a result, a growing number of Americans suffer from everyday maladies like indigestion, flatulence and constipation... not to mention even more serious woes like irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Probiotics can fortify our defenses against these tummy troubles. Join Dr. Jeff for an in-depth discussion of how these beneficial bacteria can support digestion and immunity as well as vaginal and urinary tract health.
Get prepared for your pre- and post-surgery with these tips and tricks.So you’re scheduled for surgery... it can be a nerve-wracking time. But, taking some simple, common sense steps before your procedure can contribute to a better outcome and help ensure a healthy and stress-free recovery. Dr. Jeff shares the scoop on how to prep for your upcoming surgery; from which supplements to avoid to making sure you have all your medical directives in place and even having your fridge stocked with food. Plus, he provides some tips on how to be your own advocate during your hospital stay.
"Live long enough and you’ll have trouble with your prostate." It doesn't have to be that way."Live long enough and you’ll have trouble with your prostate." That’s what men have been hearing for years from mainstream media and even their doctors. But, it doesn’t have to be that way. Join Dr. Jeff for a frank discussion of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), including why your prostate is enlarging, smart dietary choices and supplements that can help ease symptoms, and the truth about PSA testing.
When stress becomes the norm instead of the exception, it can have major consequences for both mind and body.Stress has been with us since the beginning of time. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Short-term stress can generate the impetus necessary to convert thought into action, whether that action is planting a garden, meeting a deadline, or escaping from a fire. In fact, stress has been the force behind much of humankind’s progress through the ages. But, when stress becomes the norm instead of the exception, it can have major consequences for both mind and body. Join Dr. Jeff as he discusses how stress can affect your overall health. He also offers up some easy ways to decompress your stress... everything from healthy habits to relaxation exercises and calming supplements.