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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.
Muscle confusion can lead to greater fitness and boost your metabolism. But how do you confuse your muscles?Have you heard trainers say you need to change up your routine or "confuse your muscles"? What does this mean? How, exactly, do you confuse your muscles? Is there a specific formula for taking your fitness to the next level in a strength training routine? Special guest, Dr. Yuri Feito, from The American College of Sports Medicine explains the best ways to utilize muscle confusion to boost your strength routine and make it the most effective it can be.
Summer sports can be a fun experience for your kids. However, the heat can be dangerous.Is your child involved in a summer baseball, soccer or football camp? These summer team sports can be fun and a valuable learning experience for your kids. However, the heat and sun can drain your child of energy and hydration, especially if the coaches are especially hard on them and require two-a-day workouts. This can leave your kids susceptible to dangerous health concerns such as sunstroke, heatstroke and dehydration. Fortunately there are steps you can take as a parent to protect your young athletes. Join Dr. Michael F. Bergeron for the best ways to keep your child safe while participating in summer team sports.
Do you know what precautions to take to keep your kids safe as they participate in sports?You want your kids to be physically fit and healthy, especially in the wake of the childhood obesity epidemic that's sweeping our nation. You probably also want them to be involved in sports and become a part of a team -- not only for the physical fitness benefits, but so they also learn how to be a team player and develop good sportsmanship. However, while accomplishing all of this, first and foremost you want to keep them safe. Every year over 20 million kids in the U.S. participate in sports, and almost one million suffer serious sports-related injuries. As a parent, do you know what precautions to take to keep your kids safe as they participate in sports? Special guest, Dr. Michael F. Bergeron, explains all you need to know if your kids are gearing up for their next game, match or event.
If you're a bride-to-be, don't miss this interview! Learn tricks and tips to help you achieve a "glow" on your special day and all year long.Stress, diet, and daily routines all take their toll on your appearance. And if you're a bride-to-be, you are likely suffering from more stress than typical! Fortunately, there are things you can do to effectively combat these factors. Special guest, Julia DiNardo, reveals the secrets of how she reduced the signs of stress on her skin and shares her routine for healthy, glowing skin from the inside out. Julia's tips include a vitamin routine full of omega-3 fish oil to reduce inflammation and B12 for energy; eating and drinking habits, such as reducing your caffeine intake in order to preserve essential hydration; and of course a myriad of beauty products and moisturizers. Her simple tricks will help you reduce inflammation, boost your energy levels and create a healthier, more radiant glow... whether you want it for your wedding day or all year long.
Cara Brook, Allure magazine's "Beauty Blogger of the Year," discusses common makeup mistakes and how you can avoid them.Women use makeup to look more beautiful -- otherwise what would be the point? But sometimes makeup can actually hide your natural beauty. That is clearly not the purpose of cosmetics. Allure magazine's "Beauty Blogger of the Year," Cara Brook, will discuss common make-up mistakes on this edition of MaskCara. You will learn the best ways to show YOU off rather than going "undercover."
Hold the toner! Did you know that using skincare products in the wrong order can minimize their effectiveness?Is your bathroom shelf cluttered with all sorts of products? Do you even need all of these products? Or did you fall victim to the cosmetic counter's sales pitch? Beauty expert, David Pollock, reveals the proper way to use your favorite products; what order they should be used in order to maximize their benefit, and whether you need them at all. With David's help, you can save yourself time and money and get the most out of your skin care products.
Does your outfit say who you are? Find out how your wardrobe can make you feel empowered.Do you put much thought into your daily wardrobe? Do all of your outfits fit? Is your closet maximized to help you look your best? If you're not considering all of these questions when you get dressed for the day (or night), you should start. There are easy ways to accent some of your best assets and features through what you wear, which will only help your self confidence. In this segment, fashion and beauty blogger, Kristin Booker, will help you empower yourself through what you wear. Learn tricks to discover the colors and outfits that make you look and feel your best.
The new diagnosis and treatment model for addiction is here. Learn why this one may finally be the answer.The new diagnosis and treatment model for addiction is here. For years we have wanted to know why one group of people behaves differently than other groups, especially when it comes to addiction. With all the evidence that addiction runs in some families and cultures more than others, you'd think there would be an answer by now. So, what can you do if you or someone you love is struggling with addiction? Learn why this new model may finally offer the help you've been looking for.
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.