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Summary: RadioMD’s “talking” Health A-Z Interviews with experts in the world of health, including world-renowned physicians, authors and celebrities in every area of health, wellness, fitness and medicine. Learn the best ways to stay fit, stay healthy and stay well.
Antacid medications stop your body from performing its normal digestive processes and in the long run do more harm than good.Antacid therapies – particularly the proton-pump inhibitors – increase your risk of various gastrointestinal cancers and can lead to serious nutrient deficiencies and intestinal infections, among several other unpleasant side effects. Bottom line: antacids prevent your body from performing its normal digestive processes and in the long run do more harm than good. So, what are some viable alternatives? If you suffer from digestive distress will you deal with it your entire existence? Special guest, Dr. Michael Murray, joins Dr. Mike to shed some light on this topic.
Common sleeping pills don’t help you get sound, healing sleep...they just knock you out. There are safer, more effective alternatives.Most people don’t realize that sleeping pills disrupt healthy sleep cycles -- the “repair” mechanisms that help us feel rested, happy and ready to face the day. As powerful drugs that interfere with normal brain function, most sleeping pills are highly addictive, cause depression and may even increase your risk of death. Fortunately, there are safer and more effective alternatives. Join Dr. Mike and expert Dr. Michael Murray to learn more about how you can get the best sleep possible.
Men and women are created equal; but they sure do have differences. Most women could benefit from a little nutritional tailoring to their specific needs.So women, if you've ever tried to figure out which supplements are right for you, you can relax a little now. Why? Because this segment should remove a lot of the guesswork from the equation. Dr. Mike discusses why Maca, Saffron and Cruciferous Vegetable Extract are the three fundamental nutrients that nearly every woman should consider as part of her supplement regimen. Sorry, guys... this one is for the ladies!
Why are sales reps telling doctors what to do in surgery? Have physicians gotten so lazy that they gamble important decisions when it comes to your health?Why are sales reps telling doctors what to do in surgery? As physicians, have we gotten so lazy that we do not study products on our own to decide safety? Imagine this strange scenario: the doctor takes her coat off, enters the surgical ward, and is told what to do by a sales representative. Strange, indeed. But it IS happening. Find out how to make sure your doctor is the one dictating treatment and not a medical device rep or sales rep.
A new breakthrough in the diagnosis of cancer may be as close as the sugar bowl; but shouldn't that tell us something?A new breakthrough in the diagnosis of cancer may be as close as the sugar bowl; but shouldn't that tell us something? It is exciting that the new and latest technique for imaging cancer is neither radiation-based nor requires a toxic or allergenic injection. But why is this working, and could it give us an insight on treatment?
Cheap food in large qualities is not just bad for you; it may be destructive to the world.Cheap food in large qualities is not just bad for you; it may be destructive to the world. If you've ever uttered this phrase -- "I will have the 1-pound burger, with the giant fries, and a humungous soda please." -- you probably have also thought this -- "Sure, this food might not be good for me; but am I really hurting anyone else besides myself?" The answer is a big fat YES. Learn what harm our fast food, processed food tendencies are doing around the globe.
Are you as happy as you could be? Do you know what pure delight feels like? How can you bring more joy into your life?Are you as happy as you could be? Do you know what happiness is when you feel it? Have you ever experienced pure delight? Could you be happier? Is there a way to bring more joy into your life? Experts from many fields have put together a simple quiz to identify whether you are happy, trying to become happy, or are just fooling yourself. We help diagnose you in this simple happiness quiz.
Is the convenience of WiFi worth the risks? Find out what new research is suggesting about the safety and hazards of WiFi. WIFI is fun, easy, convenient and... dangerous? Sure, it makes your life ten times easier. But is the convenience of WiFi worth the risks? Scientists are re-investigating this convenient connection from a different light. Find out what they are saying about the safety and/or hazard of WiFi. It might be time to plug back in the hard way.
Learn how to prevent and stop tantrum behavior once and for all.Does you child throw tantrums? So many children do; it wouldn't be surprising if your kid was one of them! There are many reasons that they do it. It might be just communication frustration, or it could be something more. Whatever the reason, tantrums can be one of the most disturbing, frustrating, and tear-your-hair-out moments of parenting. So what is a parent to do? Join special guest, Dr. Melissa Arca, for her best advice on controlling the tantrum midstream... or better yet, stopping them before they start.
Computed tomography (CT) scans are increasingly used in children. But are there potential risks for your little ones? There has been a significant increase in the number of computed tomography (CT) scans being performed on children. But do parents really know the potential risks involved in the procedure? There are so many questions to consider before you allow this scan, and our special guest, Dr. Jack Percelay, is here to answer all of them. For instance, what kinds of injuries or emergencies are CT scans really used for in children? Is the increase in use due to parents requesting CT scans, or is it something the doctor recommends? Does fear of internal injury when your child gets a bump on the head cause you to pause at the thought of a CT scan? Don't miss this informative interview, especially if your little one is prone to bumps and bruises!
Exercising outside in the summer months can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be dangerous.Exercising outside in the summer months can be fun and rewarding. It can also be hot and potentially dangerous. There are many ways to workout outside but keep cool and get a great workout at the same time. Fitness expert and personal trainer, Neal Pire, shares the best ways to take your workout out of doors and still keep it cool, as well as important safety precautions for working out in the hot summer months.
You CAN be your own best trainer. Learn how to "Train Your Body" to get into the best shape of your life.Motivation is one of the hardest parts when you're trying to climb on the exercise wagon. Self motivation can be even harder. But you CAN be your own best trainer, if you learn the right techniques for keeping yourself motivated and getting on a great routine. With our help, you can get the results you have been looking for. Neal Pire, one of ACSM's best experts, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to help you motivate and perform to your fullest potential.
Are you bored with your strength routine? Check out these new fitness apps to go with the latest strength training techniques.Strength training has evolved over the years to include so many facets. Bands, weights, dumbbells, tubing, and all manner of equipment have now become the ways to work that strength training into your routine and keep it from becoming boring. But, it can be confusing to a newcomer on how to use all these things and get results. Special guest, Brian Housle, shares some of the newest strength training techniques and the fitness apps to go with them.
Do you know your "perfect weight"? Learn the secrets to getting there - and staying there.Do you know what your perfect weight is? Even if you knew, would you be able to get there? Exercises of a certain type can be ideal for getting to that perfect weight and maintaining it for the long run. Listen as one of ACSMs great experts, Brian Housle, helps get you to the weight you want to be and help you stay there.
Grains are supposed to be good for you. But with new research and the "gluten-free" craze, might that be a myth?It is generally thought that grains are good for you. They reduce heart disease and are loaded with fiber. Unfortunately, many people are becoming aware of a sensitivity to grains, especially gluten. This is especially evident in all of the gluten-free choices -- from products on store shelves to menus in restaurants. Some experts say grains are linked to inflammation in the body, and as a result can be dangerous for your skin, teeth, digestive system and even your joints. So should you go grain free? Special guest, Dr. Joseph Mercola, helps you answer that very question in this eye-opening interview.