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!
So, you’ve found out which foods are your enemy. Now what?So, you’ve found out which foods are your enemy. Now what? Dr. Jeff and food sensitivity pioneer, Roger Deutsch, join together to help you understand what it’s like to live with food sensitivities and allergies. Discover easy tips for avoiding problematic foods, what to do if you accidently ingest a problem food, and resources for shopping, cooking, and eating out. The duo also provides parents with great tips for raising kids with food sensitivities and allergies, whether they are at home, at school, or at a birthday party.
What’s really in the water coming out of your tap?It’s an ongoing mantra of health advocates everywhere: drink more water! After all, drinking an adequate amount of water, at least half of your body weight in ounces every day, helps you maintain a healthy weight, flushes toxins and waste out of your body, aids with digestion and the absorption of nutrients, and keeps your cells hydrated. But, what’s really in the water coming out of your tap? Environmental toxics expert Andria Ventura from Clean Water Action joins Dr. Jeff for a lively discussion of how the water you drink is regulated and why current laws may not be enough to keep you safe.
Learn some easy tips for cleaning up your H2O.From fluroide to prescription drugs to lead, what's really in the water you're drinking? And, how does it affect your health and the health of your family? Environmental toxics expert, Andria Ventura joins Dr. Jeff to expose the contaminants in the water you drink, whether it's from a tap or from a bottle. Andria also shares some easy tips for cleaning up your H2O.
Waning energy, along with unexplained weight gain, feeling cold, and mood swings can be a sign of an underactive thyroid.Feeling tired, even though you’ve had plenty of sleep? Waning energy, along with unexplained weight gain, feeling cold, and mood swings can be a sign of an underactive thyroid. It’s a problem that affects an estimated 27 million adults in America. Dr. Jeff welcomes health expert and advocate, Terry Lemerond, to discuss this growing health crisis. Learn why this little butterfly-shaped gland is so important for good health, as well as the signs and risk factors for hypothyroidism. Plus, Dr. Jeff explains why current thyroid testing methods are so inadequate and what you can do to detect borderline underactive thyroid function.
So you have an underactive thyroid... now what?So you have an underactive thyroid... now what? Health expert and advocate Terry Lemerond joins Dr. Jeff to outline a comprehensive strategy for enhancing thyroid function naturally. He discusses the key nutrients that are essential for a healthy thyroid. Tune in to discover which foods can help the thyroid and which foods can hurt, and how exercise, relaxation and sleep can all play a role in better thyroid function.
Getting too many rays can have significant impacts on your health.It’s no secret that we crave the warm sunshine on our skin, especially this time of year. But, overexposure (something that happens all too frequently during the summer months) can contribute to wrinkles and other signs of pre-mature aging. And, those sizzling sunburns are a leading cause of skin cancer. Author Kim Erickson joins Dr. Jeff to explain how the sun can keep you healthy, but can also harm you. She discusses the risk factors and signs of skin cancer. Plus, Kim and Dr. Jeff share all of the surprising ways you are becoming overexposed... not simply during the summer, but all year long.
Will any sunscreen safely give you the protection you need against those UV rays?You hear it every summer: wear sunscreen. But, will any sunscreen safely give you the protection you need against those UV rays? Author Kim Erickson joins Dr. Jeff to shine some light on the surprising number of potentially harmful chemicals found in many sunscreens. The duo also shares plenty of ways to protect yourself naturally, from head to toe. Tune in to learn what SPF really means, the best ingredients to look for, and how to get the most out of that bottle of sunscreen.
Could diabetes or pre-diabetes be in your future?Here’s a not-so-sweet statistic: according to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. And another 86 million suffer from pre-diabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal. Could diabetes or pre-diabetes be in your future? It’s been estimated that half of all Americans will develop one of these two conditions by the year 2020. What’s behind this looming health epidemic? Tune in as Dr. Jeff talks with Jonny Bowden, aka "The Nutrition Myth Buster," about the causes of high blood sugar levels and the effects of on America’s health and waistline.
Think that diabetes, pre-diabetes, and other blood sugar-related conditions are inevitable? Think again.Think that diabetes, pre-diabetes, and other blood sugar-related conditions are inevitable? Think again. In this segment, Dr. Jeff and guest Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, explain how diet and exercise can help keep these conditions at bay. Plus, they share the skinny on the Glycemic Index: what it is, how it works, and why it matters to you. Dr. Bowden also provides tips on how to slay the Sugar Dragon that has so many of us in its clutches and discusses the safe and effective supplements that can support healthy blood sugar levels. Whether you are looking to prevent diabetes or help manage an already-existing condition, tune in for the best ways to support healthier blood sugar levels naturally.
As we head into the dog days of summer, you may find yourself at an increased risk of dehydration and heat-related problems.Excessive heat exposure can cause dehydration, which in turn can cause dangerous conditions like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke (also called sunstroke). Join Dr. Jeff as he explains how dehydration affects the body and the difference between heat stress, heat stroke and heat exhaustion, as well as what habits can put you at risk. He also shares the steps you need to take if you or someone you are with becomes a victim.
Maintaining the right balance of electrolytes is essential for optimal health.Unless you’re an elite athlete, electrolytes aren’t a hot health topic. But, if yours are out of balance, especially in the heat, it could be a sign of heat stress. Listen in as Dr. Jeff explains what electrolytes are, why you need them, and how your habits can deplete them. He also shares easy ways to replenish those critical electrolytes so you can keep running optimally... even when the heat’s on.
Learn how low testosterone can impact your life and your health.In their younger years, most men feel like they can conquer the world. But around age 40, changes start to occur, including a few extra pounds around the mid-section, less energy and focus, and maybe even higher blood pressure and cholesterol levels. But, what most often makes a man sit up and take notice are changes in his ability to perform in the bedroom. It’s a problem that affects more than 30 million men in the U.S. One thing all of these changes have in common are low testosterone levels. Listen in as Dr. Jeff explains how low-T can impact your life and your health and the special risk factors that can set you up for erectile dysfunction.
Think you need that “little blue pill”? Think again.Want to perform a bit better in the bedroom? While there are many pills and potions available that claim to help you do just that, many men are hesitant to go down that route... and some would say rightly so. Synthetic solutions often range from ineffective to downright dangerous. Dr. Jeff and guest Jay Levy from Wakunaga of America explain how diet and exercise can help keep love alive. They also discuss the safe and effective supplements that can support a healthy sex life, including some cutting-edge nutrients that may surprise you. Whether you are in prevention mode or want to reignite your passion, tune in for the best ways to support optimal health and performance in and out of the bedroom.
Have you ever noticed that life doesn’t look as sharp and vibrant as it used to?Have you ever noticed that life doesn’t look as sharp and vibrant as it used to? Host Dr. Jeff Burke, ND, MH, discusses the 411 on the changes that can affect our eyes as we age. Plus, he shares the lowdown on the top five threats to healthy vision, the most common vision-robbing diseases like cataract, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, and what you can do right now to protect your peepers.
Learn about the top foods that can safeguard your eyesight.According to studies, one in six people over the age of 45 has some type of vision impairment. Don’t want to become a statistic? Host Dr. Jeffrey Burke shares the rundown on the best foods that can safeguard your eyesight. He also discusses sight-saving supplements, including the three essential nutrients you need now... whether your goal is to improve your vision or protect it for a lifetime.