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Summary: Chiropractic physician, Dr. David Friedman, is doing his part to change the dynamics of health talk radio by incorporating entertainment, shock value and solutions to everyday health and wellness issues. Dr. Friedman and co-host Melanie Cole, MS, expose health industry leaders for their part in some of the health epidemics plaguing our nation. He interviews world-renowned doctors, celebrities, sports figures, and New York Times bestselling authors who share the common goal of finding a healthy lifestyle in unhealthy America.
Learn how you can simply change your health for the better in just 31 days.How would you like -- in just 31 days -- to use the amazing power of delicious food to heal your gut, lose excess weight, and lower your risk for disease, all while contributing to a healthier planet? That's Ocean Robbins's goal with his new book, 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World. Ocean's plan includes 31 simple and affordable step-by-step actions that give you a road map to healthy, ethical, and sustainable food. He breaks it down into four parts: Detoxify: Get rid of the unhealthy foods and environmental factors making you sick. Nourish: Fuel your body with the healthy micronutrients you need to thrive. Gather: Build your community and surround yourself with supportive, positive people. Transform: YOU can be part of the solution. It's a lot easier to change the world than you imagine. Listen in as Ocean joins Dr. Friedman to discuss how even small improvements can lead to significant results.
Even a brief health scare in 2016 has not diminished William Shatner's zest for life. If anything, it has made him stronger.The average life expectancy is 76 years of age. Emmy and Golden Globe actor William Shatner has surpassed that by a decade -- and he shows no sign of slowing down. Even a brief health scare in 2016 has not diminished his zest for life. In fact, if anything, it forced him to take stock of his lifestyle and health habits. As he tells Dr. Friedman, the health "secrets" he describes in his new book, Live Long And . . .: What I Learned Along the Way, are not really secrets at all. Eating well, exercise, and proper rest are common ideologies among those who live long and prosper in life. Listen as Shatner discusses the meaning of life, finding value in work, and living well -- whatever your age.
Superfoods contain compounds that promote vitality, regulate cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and may even prevent type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.Superfoods are thought to be the key to achieving optimal health. These foods contain certain compounds that promote vitality, regulate cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and may even prevent type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Which foods should you be eating? Audience favorite Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, who is the health and nutrition expert for the TODAY show, joins Dr. Friedman to discuss the health-enhancing benefits of specific superfoods, as well as why sparkling water is a good alternative to soda and so much more.
Learn how you can reach your full life potential, despite struggles with chronic illness, daily fatigue, or high stress levels.Most of us have dreams and aspirations of taking our health, social lives, and careers to the next level. Unfortunately, chronic illness can often get in the way and derail these goals. Jaya Jaya Myra knows this all too well. Working as a research scientist, pursuing a PhD in cell and molecular biology, she became incapacitated from a clinically-diagnosed case of fibromyalgia. Unable to work, she tried conventional medical treatments to no avail. She eventually bounced back to good health through natural, alternative methods. Jaya Jaya joins Dr. Friedman share her personal journey of healing and to discuss how you can still reach your full potential, despite struggles with chronic illness, daily fatigue, or high stress levels.
Dr. Friedman weighs in on an important topic: What's in your water?If you’re constantly struggling with your weight no matter what diet or exercise regimen you try, the water you're drinking could be to blame. Chemicals called “endocrine disrupters” commonly found in tap water and bottled water can wreak havoc on your hormones, increase your appetite and cause fat cells in your body to expand. In addition, there could be toxins in your drinking water that have been linked to gut issues, food intolerance, autoimmune disease and cancer. In the early 1990’s, a legal clerk named Erin Brockovich received national media attention when she exposed chromium 6 in the drinking water of Hinkley, California. This contaminated water caused liver damage, reproductive problems, birth defects and cancer! Julia Roberts won an Academy award for her portrayal of Erin Brockovich in the critically acclaimed film. Even with the international press coverage of the water contamination and lawsuit settlement ($333 million,) the problem hasn’t gone away. In fact, it’s gotten worse! Chromium 6 has been detected in the homes of 200 million people in all 50 states. Americans spend close to 17 billion dollars a year on bottled water believing it’s a healthier option. Actually, the federal government places more purity, testing, and quality control standards on tap water than on bottled water. Capital One coined the phrase “What’s in your wallet?” In this revealing episode, Dr. David Friedman answers the question, “What’s in your water?” He also shares which water filters are the most effective and the healthiest choice when choosing bottled water. --- 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
High cholesterol is a critical conversation to have, with more than 100 million Americans affected."If I can inspire people to talk to their doctor about their statin, that’s better than getting a laugh.” --Howie Mandel That statement is on the home page of the "Take Cholesterol to Heart" webpage, an organization Howie Mandel has partnered with to raise awareness about high cholesterol and the treatment options available. It's a critical conversation to have, with more than 100 million Americans affected. Howie himself was diagnosed with high cholesterol in his late 30s, but at the time he really didn't realize the importance of the words coming out of his doctor's mouth since he felt generally "healthy." He was prescribed a statin, which he took initially but then quit taking after experiencing some undesirable muscle pain as a side effect. A year later at his doctor's visit, his cholesterol was through the roof. He then began to really listen, now understanding that his time bomb was ticking. Howie joins Dr. Friedman to discuss how dangerous high cholesterol can be, why there's not just one statin, and the importance of talking to your doctor about cholesterol and medication options. To learn more, visit the Take Cholesterol to Heart website.
Are your weight loss efforts in vain?Are you tired of being on the roller coaster of dieting? You lose five pounds, gain them back only to have to fight to lose them again. Plus, there are so many diets to choose from, deciding on one can be dizzying. Are your efforts in vain? According to Jonathan Bailor, your body fights to keep you within a range of about 15 pounds -- also known as your "setpoint weight." New research reveals that you can lower your setpoint and end that battle for good by focusing on the quality of calories you eat, not the quantity. In his book, The Setpoint Diet, Bailor discusses how to reprogram your body with a 21-day plan that will rev up your metabolism, eliminate inflammation, heal your hormones, repair your gut, and get your body working like that of a naturally thin person... permanently. Listen as Bailor joins Dr. Friedman to explain how you can overcome your dieting struggles, lose weight naturally, and find your "thin" you.
Your liver is actually the key to a healthy metabolism.The path to becoming naturally thin isn't as impossible as it may seem. The hidden truth is that your liver is actually the key to a healthy metabolism. When it isn't functioning properly, it loses the ability to burn fuel. An overloaded liver can only store fuel as fat, which slows your metabolism and leads to excess weight gain. Even if you cut out sugar and carbs, you can still struggle with weight loss and high blood sugar. In Dr. Alan Christianson's book, The Metabolism Reset Diet, he provides readers the information they need to reverse damage to the liver in just four weeks. Once your liver regains its ability to manage your metabolism, you'll have fewer food cravings, steady energy levels, better digestion, and a metabolism that works optimally. Listen as Dr. Christianson joins Dr. Friedman to explain why liver health is so tied to metabolism, as well as how you can achieve optimal liver function to lose weight and get healthy fast.
Saray Stancic, MD, discusses what lifestyle medicine is and how significant of a difference it can make in your health and well-being.Last year, Americans spent 3 trillion dollars on healthcare, with the majority of this investment for chronic conditions that can be addressed or even reversed with diet and lifestyle habits. One physician, Saray Stancic, MD, is advocating for changes in the way we operate in the healthcare sphere. Upon being diagnosed with MS at a fairly early age, and exploring the traditional treatment methods for the disease, it eventually became quite clear to Dr. Stancic that lifestyle and diet factors were critically important in her own condition, as well as multiple other chronic issues. She began to exercise, even though it was advised not to at that time, and changed her eating habits to a primarily plant-based diet. Through these efforts, she was able to arrest her symptoms and has lived a good life. Listen in as Dr. Stancic joins Dr. Friedman to discuss what lifestyle medicine is, how significant of a difference it can make in many medical conditions, and ways you can take charge of your own health by employing this approach. She also shares information from her feature-length documentary film, Code Blue, which reveals insufficiency in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, treat, and manage disease.
Many people believe that family history and genetics determines who gets breast cancer. Actually, this isn’t true.Breast cancer is the number one killer of females ages 20 to 59. Many people believe that family history and genetics determines who gets breast cancer. Actually, this isn’t true. In fact, 87 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a single first-degree relative with the disease. Dr. Kristi Funk joins Dr. Friedman to discuss preventative care and what to do after a diagnosis. Dr. Funk also busts many of today's most common breast cancer myths, including: Does hormone replacement therapy play a role in the cause of breast cancer? Will putting a cell phone in your bra cause breast cancer? Does consuming soy cause breast cancer? Are bio-identical hormones safe? What foods will help prevent breast cancer and which ones are linked to causing the disease? What is considered “public enemy #1” when it comes to the cause of breast health? Do EMF (electromagnetic fields) cause cancer? What are environmental toxins and how can you avoid them? What herbs are effective at helping reduce menopause symptoms? Does coffee or chocolate cause inflammation of the breasts? Angelina Jolie made the decision to have a preventative mastectomy after finding out she had the BRCA 1 gene mutation. What exactly is this gene and when should you be tested for it? Find out the answers to these questions and more.
More than 35 million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—making it the country’s fastest-growing autoimmune disease."Food is one of the most powerful tools in your healing journey.” - Dr. Izabella Wentz As a young woman, Dr. Wentz was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, which affects the thyroid gland and causes the body to attack its own cells. She is not alone. More than 35 million Americans currently suffer from Hashimoto’s—making it the country’s fastest-growing autoimmune disease. Many individuals with or without a formal diagnosis suffer daily symptoms, including chronic cough, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, allergies, persistent pain, hair loss, brain fog, and forgetfulness. Unfortunately, many people do go undiagnosed (or misdiagnosed), compounding the symptoms and leading to the destruction of the thyroid gland. Dr. Wentz's book, Hashimoto’s Food Pharmacology, combines her revolutionary and proven approach to reversing thyroid symptoms with delicious, easy-to-use recipes that delight the taste buds while they heal the body. Listen as Dr. Wentz joins Dr. Friedman to discuss the damage Hashimoto's can do to one's body--and how you can use nutrition to mitigate the illness.
Jay Leno has teamed up with Amgen on Cholesterol 911, a national campaign that is aiming to raise awareness about high LDL-C, also known as “bad” cholesterol.Every 40 seconds someone in the U.S. has a heart attack or stroke. Lowering your LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) is considered the most modifiable risk factor. However, many people do not understand the connection between having high levels of “bad” cholesterol and their risk of cardiovascular disease. With cholesterol, there’s no warning sign. You don’t feel it, but it could lead to a heart attack and hit you out of nowhere. Jay Leno has teamed up with Amgen on Cholesterol 911, a national campaign that is aiming to raise awareness of and sound the alarm on high LDL-C, also known as “bad” cholesterol and its link to heart attack and stroke. Jay is speaking publicly for the first time about his high LDL and urging patients with high bad cholesterol who are at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke to see the emergency in high bad cholesterol and to visit Cholesterol911.com to learn more about their risks and how to talk to their doctor about new treatment options. Listen as Jay joins Dr. Friedman to discuss more about the campaign and share his own efforts to lower his LDL-C. The two also chat about cars, Last Man Standing, The Tonight Show, Rodney Dangerfield and more.
In her book, Feeding You Lies, Vani Hari, aka The Food Babe, blows the lid off the lies we've been fed about the food we eat.All the contradictory information we receive in terms of diet and nutrition makes it almost impossible to know what we should (and should not) be eating. Worse, just like the tobacco industry lied to us about the dangers of cigarettes, the same untruths, cover-ups, and deceptive practices are occurring in the food industry. In her book, Feeding You Lies: How to Unravel the Food Industry's Playbook and Reclaim Your Health, Vani Hari, aka The Food Babe, blows the lid off the lies we've been fed about the food we eat--lies about its nutrient value, effects on our health, label information, and even the very science we base our food choices on. A blueprint for living your life without preservatives, artificial sweeteners, additives, food dyes, or fillers, and guide to eating foods that truly nourish you and support your health, Feeding You Lies is the first step on a new path of truth in eating--and a journey to your best health ever. Listen as Vani joins Dr. Friedman to share insights from the book and clear the confusion on what to eat.
Celebrated actor Scott Foley discusses the Not My Watch movement and how its helping women suffering from recurrent ovarian cancer.Scott Foley is a celebrated TV and film star, most known for his appearance on shows like Scandal, Felicity, and the new ABC show, Whiskey Cavalier. What many do not know is that one of Scott’s biggest roles happened off-screen and at an early age, when he acted as a secondary caregiver to his mother during her time with recurrent ovarian cancer. Scott helped his mom through multiple recurrences for four years before losing her to the devastating disease when he was 15. At the time, treatment options were limited and much time was spent watching and waiting for the cancer to come back. Now, women with recurrent ovarian cancer, who have responded to platinum-based chemotherapy, have options called maintenance therapies that can extend their time in response and delay recurrence. Still nearly 50% of eligible women are not receiving or not aware of these options. To help get the word out, Scott has partnered with TESARO, an oncology-focused bio-pharmaceutical company, on "Not on My Watch," a nationwide movement that seeks to inform and empower women with recurrent ovarian cancer and their care partners to take proactive steps in managing the disease, like talking to their healthcare provider about maintenance therapy. As part of the Not on My Watch movement, Scott stars in an educational Public Service Announcement that reveals, for the first time, his very personal story. Listen as Scott joins Dr. Friedman to share more information about the movement. Watch Scott's PSA HERE
In his book, The Wellness Roadmap, certified personal trainer Allan Misner provides powerful tools for middle-agers who want to live happier, healthier, and more fit lives.As we age, it can get harder and harder to lose weight and stay fit. Decades of poor exercise and eating habits make achieving wellness after age 40 substantially different from staying healthy in our 20s. In his book, The Wellness Roadmap, certified personal trainer Allan Misner provides powerful tools for middle-agers who want to live happier, healthier, and more fit lives. He joins Dr. Friedman to help individuals understand their bodies’ unique needs and abilities while offering invaluable direction for choosing sustainable training, nutrition, and recovery plans that suit our specific fitness goals.