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!
High blood pressure.... It’s often called “the silent killer," and for a very good reason.High blood pressure. It’s often called “the silent killer," and for a very good reason. Although it affects approximately one in every three Americans, it’s a condition with few (if any) symptoms. That makes it easy to ignore. In fact, almost 30 percent of those with high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, are unaware of their condition. This week’s guest, James LaValle, RPh, CCN, helps listeners understand what high blood pressure is and how it increases the odds of stroke, atherosclerosis, enlarged heart, congestive heart failure, kidney and eye damage, mental decline, and early death. Lavalle also discusses the risk factors that put individuals in the crosshairs for this all-too-common condition.
What are some easy ways to reign in high blood pressure?Whether you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension) or are concerned because you have some of the risk factors for the disease, understand this: while there is no cure, high blood pressure is manageable. James LaValle joins Dr. Jeffrey Burke to share some easy ways to reign in high blood pressure, starting with easy dietary swaps that will promote healthy blood pressure levels and support a healthy weight. He also discusses other lifestyle changes that can have a positive impact on blood pressure, including targeted nutrients. One of these nutrients is aged garlic extract. Studies show can this extract can help prevent hypertension and also lower blood pressure.
Healthy fat is essential for both optimal wellness and healthy weight loss.Fats. For much of the past two decades, it’s been a four-letter word in diet circles. But, as Americans rushed to eliminate fat from their dinner tables, the nation’s weight and health suffered. Udo Erasmus, PhD, joins host Dr. Jeffrey Burke to set the record straight on why fat is essential for both good health and healthy weight loss (hint: eating fat won’t make you fat!). He explains the surprising physiological consequences of cutting this critical nutrient out of our diets and shares the skinny on how adding healthy fats can improve your health, starting today.
What's the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids?What's the difference between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids? Udo Erasmus joins host Dr. Jeffrey Burke to discuss the difference between these fatty acids and why balancing these two dietary fats is so important. Erasmus shares easy ways to determine the ratio that’s right for you. He also explains how combining smart dietary choices with supplements can help you get the most beneficial fats to support optimal head-to-toe health... from cardiovascular health and weight maintenance to a glowing complexion.