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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.
Home birth is on the rise, as many women are opting for delivery in the sanctity of their own homes. What might be the reason?Home birth is on the rise. You might be asking yourself, why would anyone want to deliver a baby without modern accommodations such as pain medication and potential surgery options should you need to deliver via C-section? Well, there appears to be several reasons for the shift because the natural way is on the rise. Listen in for the facts on home birth, and the impetus for the increasing number of women who choose it.
Is you baby's crying normal? Is there anything you can do to stop it?Wouldn't it be nice to have a magic pill to calm your baby's crying? If there was such a thing, of course you'd want one that is all-natural. And wouldn't it be great if that remedy would help protect them from colds and flu as well? Many Moms and Dads want to know why their baby cries more than others. The answers up until now have been the same, "we don't know why." Its true, some babies do just cry more than their counterparts. However, new research and a little common medical sense may now give us a reason why.
Sugar substitutes make us feel good because they are labeled with words like 0 calories. But are they safe?Sugar substitutes make us feel good because they are labeled with words like 0 calories and diet. But in the end are they good substitutes? Are they safe? Diet this, Low-Cal that; but in the end, why is our nation getting more and more overweight and increasingly at risk for any number of obesity-related conditions? Maybe because they simply don't work. We let you know if the D in Diet actually stands for Disaster.
Dare we say it? Stomach acid is a good thing! Stay with us as we explain the reasons why.Dare we say it? Yes we do. Stomach acid is a good thing! Gas, bloating, heartburn, stress, ulcers, malabsorbtion of nutrients, and more issues like urinary tract infections and autoimmune disease may be linked to not enough stomach acid. We explain the how and why behind this phenomenon.
They may seem harmless, but condiments could be ruining your diet.Most people love condiments! They are designed to be tasty and can dress up any bland food. But, if you are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle and diet, condiments can be dangerously counter-productive. With hidden fat, sugar and calories, they can turn out to be your worst enemy. There are some condiments you need to use sparingly; others you should try to avoid at all cost (i.e. mayo). Thankfully, it's not all bad news and you don't need to avoid the extra squeeze of tastiness all together. There are condiments that have health benefits and which you should load up on. Registered Dietitian Keri Gans, MS, RD, helps you start making healthier condiment choices without ruining your diet.
On average, North Americans discard a staggering 40% of the food we buy or grow. Learn how you can make a change.On average, North Americans discard a staggering 40% of the food we buy or grow. We all have experienced our fruits and vegetables going bad -- sometimes before you even touch them! So how can you avoid refrigerator rot? Mary Rolph Lamontagne developed recipes and meal plans for the most commonly discarded foods and put them all into her new book, EATS: Enjoy All the Seconds. Mary provides quick and easy ways to help you reduce food waste, save money and protect the environment, by making sure ALL of the food you buy or grow is used in the healthiest, most delicious ways. She also shares quick, easy, money-saving tips we can all implement in our own homes immediately.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you are trying to get to a healthy weight, learn why you should be eating breakfast every day.Fact: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Most people skip breakfast because they are not hungry or are trying to cut out their caloric intake for the day. But eating breakfast is significantly better for you then limiting your calories. If you are trying to achieve or maintain a healthy weight, you should be eating breakfast every single day. Breakfast determines how your metabolism will act for the rest of the day. Not only does it help you lose body fat, it keeps you from binge eating, increases your energy and affects your mood. Dr. Chris Mohr, PhD, RD, says that, "The right nutrients consumed early in the day can ultimately transform your body over time. These foods are nothing 'magical.' Just simple, super-nutrient dense foods that are clearly better for energy and helping you lose body fat." Dr. Mohr shares his seven quick, easy and cheap, tummy-trimming breakfast ideas and why a proper breakfast will help melt belly fat.
Communication is the foundation on building a relationship. But communication also seems to be the biggest struggle between couples.Communication is the foundation on building a relationship and is crucial in order for that relationship to be successful. However, communication also seems to be one of the biggest struggles between couples. Men and women do seem to have different conversation styles. Generally speaking, men find it more difficult to attach words with emotions. Having an emotional conversation can be challenging because women can oftentimes be overly analytical and verbose. We've all been there; a simple conversation turns into raised voices, pointing fingers at who is to blame and before you know it you have a full blown war on your hands. Are men and women really from two different planets who can never see eye to eye, or is there a simple answer hidden behind the question: Do men have a harder time communicating? Certified dating coach, Tara Richter, discusses how men communicate in relationships and solutions on how to get your significant other to open up if you're running into difficulties.
From Adjustable Gastric Banding to Gastric Bypass, there are several types of weight loss surgeries. Which is right for you?Obesity rates have risen to epidemic levels in the United States. Almost one-third of the adult population in the U.S. (32%) is considered obese. We know that adoption of a healthy diet and exercise works for some individuals; but for many others, traditional approaches are unsuccessful for morbidly obese patients to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Weight loss surgery has improved the quality of life of many people suffering from obesity -- now officially classified as a disease by the AMA. Candidacy depends on certain criteria, including a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher and if your insurance will cover the cost. Weight loss surgery can help you have a new beginning in life, but post surgery requires a commitment to eat healthier, exercise more and maintain a support system with your doctors, family and friends to help you stay on track. Robert Bell, MD, has expertise in bariatric surgery for morbid obesity, "I am passionate about improving the quality of life for people who are morbidly obese and unable to lose weight with diet and exercise," says Dr. Bell. Dr. Bell breaks down the benefits of each surgery, symptoms, risk, cost and the success rate.
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 A Surprising Way to Ease Back Pain Plus! Dr. Perry's Flap of the Week What's Dr. Perry all fired up about this week? Tune in to find out.
Concrete steps you can take to promote positive and lasting life change.If you have the will to live more fully, you can find a way. Actress and author Mariel Hemingway teams up with boyfriend Bobby Williams, a nutrition expert and world-class adventurer, in the inspirational book, Running with Nature: Stepping Into the Life You Were Meant to Live. Together, this power couple explains how connecting to nature opens you to a more mindful, healthy life. Hemingway and Williams share their authentic approach, including concrete steps you can take to promote positive and lasting life change. If you're looking for more fulfillment through simplicity, adventure, stillness and laughter, this book is a must-read. Bonus! RealAge Tip Top Foods for Healthy Hair
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 actress and author Mariel Hemingway. Bonus! RealAge Tip Top Foods for Healthy Hair
If you’re having a heart attack, something as simple as ice may be the difference between life and death.Scientists are discovering how cooling the human body down several degrees can actually save lives. This isn’t the stuff of science fiction, but the result of many years of detailed research. In this segment, Dr. Mike explains how hypothermia is making a difference in the medical field. Who knows? It may actually save your life one day.
Obesity is now classified as a disease by the AMA. So, what’s their plan to treat and cure this dangerous epidemic?Obesity is now classified as a disease by the American Medical Association. If that's truly the case -- that obesity is a disease -- what is the AMA's plan to treat and cure this dangerous epidemic? Fortunately, doctors are becoming more and more aware of the problem. Dr. Charlie Seltzer is the only physician in the country board certified in Obesity Medicine. He joins Dr. Mike to discuss his approach for curing our country’s dangerous obesity epidemic. Both doctors will discuss the latest in nutritional counseling, medication, hormone replacement, exercise and supplement recommendations.
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.