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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.
Recent research suggests that curcumin, the main compound in the spice turmeric, may be effective in fighting depression.Antidepressants come with significant side effects, such as nausea, weight gain and headaches. While some side effects go away after a few weeks, others persist and worsen to where it is serious enough to make you stop taking the medication. Finding the right medication can be a lengthy and costly process. What is ever more worrisome, is some studies raise questions about their effectiveness. A recently published clinical trial involving major depressive disorder (MDD) demonstrated that BCM-95 Curcumin had the same effectiveness of the prescription drug fluoxetine (the generic name for Prozac) but without negative side-effects. The trial was conducted from 20 volunteers who had been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. These volunteers either received BCM-95 Curcumin (500 mg capsules twice daily); fluoxetine (20 mg daily) or a combination of the two. The trial found that Curcumin worked as well as the prescription drug. This is the first human clinical evidence that curcumin (BCM-95 Curcumin) may be used as a therapy for patients with MDD. Curcumin is the main compound in the popular spice turmeric. Curcumin is both a potent anti-inflammatory agent and a powerful stimulator for neurogenesis. Ajay Goel, PhD, is Director of Epigenetics and Cancer Prevention at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He shares the clinical trial results, if you should be adding turmeric to your recipes, what supplement works best and if there are any side effects.
News of the week, toxic dangers, and plastic surgery secrets. You don't want to miss this!Straight talk from the docs! Dr. Mike and co-host Joe Galuski discuss more of the most prevalent health news you need to know from the past week. Plus, find out "What's Toxic & What's Not" from toxicologist and regular contributor, Gary Ginsberg. Plastic surgeon, Dr. Arthur Perry, joins Dr. Mike in the second half hour, and you won't want to miss what they have to say. More from RealAge Eat This Fish for Less Pain Plus! Dr. Perry's Flap of the Week What's Dr. Perry all fired up about this week? Tune in to find out.
Each year, malaria kills over a million people, despite the fact that it can be prevented with a mosquito net and treated for less than $1.50.Each year, malaria kills over 1 million people, despite the fact that it can be prevented with a mosquito net and treated for less than $1.50. But two entrepreneurs are solving this and other big health problems. Humanitarian Dr. Eric G. Bing, co-author of Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty, joins Dr. Roizen in this segment. In this profoundly important book, Bing and co-author Dr. Marc J. Epstein lay out a solution: a new kind of bottom-up health care delivered at the source. They've seen their model work, and they provide example after example of the extraordinary results it has achieved in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Learn how their simple strategies are saving lives. Bonus! RealAge Tip Halt Headaches Naturally
Join Dr. Roizen and his expert guests for the latest health news, wellness advice and most up-to-date research from around the world.World-renowned physician, Dr. Michael Roizen, MD, continues to update your understanding of the meaning of health by providing an in-depth review of the most impactful health headlines. Joined by his co-host, Joe Galuski, they discuss the health news that matters most to you. The duo is later joined by humanitarian Dr. Eric G. Bing, co-author of Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty. Bonus! RealAge Tip Halt Headaches Naturally
An anti-vaccination movement is now resulting in deadly diseases returning in record number.Vaccination, which is a shining triumph of public health, has kept deadly diseases like polio, diphtheria, small pox, Whopping cough, Rubella, and measles off the health radar. Those days are over, according to Dr. Paul Offit, MD, author of Do You Believe In Magic? According to Offit, these diseases are returning in record number. Popular belief in the debunked and fraudulent vaccine-autism connection has compelled otherwise rational Americans to stop vaccinating their children, with opt-out rates as high as 90% in some schools. Measles is making a comeback in Wales (UK) and Brooklyn, NY, with accompanying deaths... the legacy of anti-vaccination groups and deniers, led by celebrity advocates like former Playboy model co-host of The View, Jenny McCarthy.
Even though some popular therapies are helpful, many of them are ineffective, expensive and even deadly.In Do You Believe in Magic? Medical expert Paul A. Offit, MD, offers a scathing exposé of the alternative medicine industry, revealing how even though some popular therapies are remarkably helpful due to the placebo response, many of them are ineffective, expensive and even deadly. Dr. Offit explains how alternative medicine - an unregulated industry under no legal obligation to prove its claims or admit its risks - can actually be harmful to your health. Using dramatic real-life stories, Offit separates the sense from the nonsense, showing why any therapy - alternative or traditional - should be scrutinized. He also shows how some nontraditional methods can do a great deal of good; in some cases exceeding therapies offered by conventional practitioners. An outspoken advocate for science-based health advocacy who is not afraid to take on media celebrities who promote alternative practices, Dr. Offit advises: "There's no such thing as alternative medicine. There's only medicine that works and medicine that doesn't."
Jennifer Margulis, author of The Business Of Baby, and host Christopher Springmann ask the tough questions about male circumcision.Why would a parent consent to having their day-old male child strapped to a board, restrained by Velcro, as a doctor or religious entity cuts off the most sensitive erogenous tissue on his body - the foreskin of the penis - as the child screams hysterically? Why do we allow this ancient tribal initiation ritual to continue in America while passing and enforcing laws to stop female circumcision - the forced, traumatic removal of the clitoris and often parts of the labia, a procedure called a Clitoridectomy? In this segment, Jennifer Margulis, author of The Business Of Baby, and host Christopher Springmann ask listeners the tough questions about male circumcision.
Learn about the scary and expensive world of pregnancy and birth, where greater cost does not equal better outcomes.She's Back! Investigative journalist and The Business Of Baby author, Jennifer Margulis, is back discussing the scary and expensive world of pregnancy and birth, where greater cost does not equal better outcomes. Not only that, but just try to get a price for a typical birth from your hospital and insurer. Fact: The cost of giving birth in the U.S. is more than twice that of any other industrialized nation, including Switzerland, France and Britain. Fact: The U.S. infant mortality rate (death) is the highest in the world among leading industrialized nations. The reasons for this are complicated, but Margulis contends that birth in America is viewed as a medical problem needing intervention vs. a natural occurrence that needs little (if any) help from medical staff. The Business of Baby, an eye-opening work of investigative journalism, exposes how our current cultural practices during pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of a baby's life are not based on the best evidence or the most modern science... revealing how American moms and their babies are being undermined by corporate interests.
Tart cherries provide relief from everyday muscle pain and aches without dangerous side effects. Because NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can have deadly side effects, including gastric bleeding, heart attack, and kidney failure, the search for natural agents that could prove more beneficial and safer has gained increased attention. And where has this search brought us? To tart cherries. Why? Because the compounds found in cherries help control numerous pathways, protecting your body against conditions associated with inflammation.
Massage therapy used to be just a way to relax. But these techniques are now proving to be beneficial for a whole host of specific conditions. Massage used to be available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Oh, how things have changed. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you've never tried massage, you don't want to miss this segment. Join special guest, Dr. Kathy Gruver, as she shares the possible health benefits of massage and what to expect during a massage therapy session.
Ten easy-to-follow tips for improving your nutritional state and well being.These top 10 nutrition tips provide high quality, easy-to-follow strategies for improving your nutritional state and overall well-being. They are perfect for posting on a refrigerator and sharing with your friends. However, these tips and ideas are just a starting point. In this segment you will find a wealth of suggestions that can help you get started toward a healthier diet and lifestyle. Dr. Kathy Gruver joins Dr. Mike to help you choose even just one change that you can make today and move toward a healthier you.
Are you stressed out? Here are some herbs and spices that can safely help you de-stress.The next time you are stressed, don't let it get you down. There may just be an herb or spice that can help you relieve some of whatever is burdening you. Herbalists and Chinese medicine practitioners have used herbs and spices for reducing stress for many, many years. And, according to these practitioners and their patients, these herbs work really well. The previously anecdotal evidence is now becoming more and more supported, following well-designed human clinical studies. Dr. Mike and mind-body expert, Dr. Kathy Gruver, explore the research and the impressive implications.
Do you get unhealthy food cravings? There are healthy substitutes that will still satisfy without all the guilt. Even if you’re not tempted by the sight of fresh donuts or frosted cupcakes, surely there’s something unhealthy you crave from time to time. Of course, just because you’re tempted doesn't mean you have to submit to temptation. As a matter of fact, sometimes you can substitute your unhealthy food craving with something that is actually healthy. Dr. Mike helps you find healthy substitutes that will still satisfy without all the guilt.
Learn how the popular Kellogg's company may be putting you and your family at risk.If toxic food coloring and dangerous preservatives weren't enough to put you on alert, now there's more bad news from the corporate food world. Is the popular Kellogg's company putting profits ahead of safety? Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Be aware! Learn these eight early signs that toxicity is affecting your health and how you can combat it.Toxins are all around you, affecting your health every single second. Toxic bodies, toxic minds, dysfunction in your systems... all of these are a valid concern in this day and age. But what is the first sign to look for? What sort of symptoms should you be aware of? We fill you in on eight early signs that toxicity is affecting your body, as well as what to do about it so it clears safely and effectively.