Talk Healthy Today
Summary: Looking to create your best self? Whether it’s good-for-you lifestyle hacks, smarter ways to supplement, or tasty tips to fuel optimal health, Talk Healthy Today -- brought to you by the folks at Better Nutrition, Amazing Wellness, Clean Eating, and Vegetarian Times -- provides you the latest research, tools, and common sense tips you need to get and stay healthy... starting today!
Hacks can be truly helpful in all areas of life, including reaching your fitness goals.The easier you can make something, the better. Hacks can be truly helpful in all areas of life, including fitness. The key is understanding that some type of moving is non-negotiable. It's not "will I work out today?" but "when will I work out today?" Kathleen Trotter, author of Finding Your Fit, shares her top eight fitness hacks: 1) Distract yourself while you workout. Use music, podcasts, TV shows or movies. 2) Reward yourself with something that is appealing to you, such as a pedicure, trip to the movies, or golf outing (try to not make the rewards food-based). 3) Stay hydrated. Your body cannot perform optimally if you're dehydrated. 4) Something is better than nothing. Commit to 10 minutes, and more often than not, you'll go longer. You can also break up your workouts into 10-minute chunks. 5) Utilize self-talk and mantras. Discipline is a learned skill; you may need to have a stern talk with yourself in order to follow through. 6) Go on fitness "dates" with friends. Accountability is a huge motivator. 7) Set yourself up for success by always having a plan. Schedule activities in your calendar, always have your gym bag packed, or sleep in your workout clothes if you need to. 8) Follow somebody who inspires you or who makes you feel good about yourself. Listen in to learn how you can use these hacks to reach your fitness goals. Buy on Amazon Finding Your Fit: A Compassionate Trainer’s Guide to Making Fitness a Lifelong Habit
Dina Cheney shares five of her favorite healthy breakfast dishes, all of which can be made with dairy-free ingredients.Dairy affects different people in different ways. If you're experiencing undesirable symptoms from traditional dairy products, you might want to try alternatives such as soy, nut, seed, grain, and coconut milks (and milk products). Dina Cheney, author of The New Milks, joins host Lisa Davis to share five of her favorite healthy breakfast dishes, all of which can be made with dairy-free ingredients. Top 5 Healthy Breakfast Dishes Roasted Pear Almond Milk Yogurt Parfaits Chia Seed Pudding Spiced Oatmeal with Pears (or other fruit) Eggs in Paradise Poached Eggs with Hot Sauce
Cognitive decline does not have to be a certainty of aging, nor does the answer lie in medication.Cognitive decline does not have to be a certainty of aging, nor does the answer lie in medication. Mark Menolascino, MD, founder of the Meno Clinic, believes that a natural approach to addressing and reversing this decline can be entirely effective. Dr. Menolascino is currently teaching other physicians how functional medicine can be an incredible asset in treating dementia and Alzheimer's by discovering the genetic and lifestyle imbalances unique to each individual. Listen in to learn how you can use the simple tactics such as proper nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and adequate sleep to stave off the threat of dementia (or possibly even reverse it).
With a few simple hacks, you can build tasty homemade soup and smoothie creations with minimal time investment.Making your own soups and smoothies doesn't have to be intimidating. With a few simple hacks, you can build tasty homemade creations with minimal time investment. Soups Whether your soup is a meal or the precursor to a meal, there are plenty of options. Buy pre-cut vegetables. Use extra veggies you've purchased for other meals or smoothies. Brown meats ahead of time to seal in juices and cut back on fat. Sweat or saute vegetables for added flavor. Substitute coconut milk or cashew milk for dairy in cream-based soups. Beans are a great source of meatless protein. Blending beans can also provide that creamy base. If you have time on Saturday or Sunday, whip up a big batch and freeze for a quick lunch during the week. Bone broth is both nutritionally sound but also serves as a great soup base. Spice it up. Turmeric has wonderful health benefits and provides a savory flavor in sweeter soups such as sweet potato or butternut squash. Cinnamon gives a unique flavor without the sodium. Smoothies Smoothies work well for individuals who aren't crazy about eating breakfast right away in the morning or for those who need a pick-me-up for lunch. Cacao is a versatile (and healthy) ingredient that can give you that chocolaty, sweet flavor without the guilt. Bananas allow for a creamy thickness, but if you're not a banana fan, avocado will do the same thing. Frozen fruit also provides thickness and frothiness. Listen in as Lisa DeFazio, MS, RD, shares more about these soup and smoothie hacks, as well as recipes from her new book, The Women's Health Big Book of Smoothies and Soups.
If you’ve had it with over-the-counter drugstore cold and flu remedies that only address your symptoms, it might be time to think “fungi.”If you’re like most people, you’ll likely find yourself under the weather at least once during this year’s cold and flu season. But, if you’ve had it with over-the-counter drugstore remedies that only address your symptoms, it might be time to think “fungi.” Jerry Angelini, MS, joins our new host Lisa Davis to share the immune-boosting secret behind medicinal mushrooms like maitake, reishi, and shiitake. Turns out these tasty morsels harbor a variety of healing compounds that can help you get well and help you stay well, whether you’re fortifying your defenses against a case of the sniffles or looking to lower your risk of a more serious condition.
When inflammation functions as it should, it helps to heal. But if it gets out of control, it can wreak widespread havoc on your health.aIt’s not something you can see or feel, yet it can quietly simmer away inside your body for years. When it does eventually appear, you probably won’t make the connection between this insidious condition and the diagnoses of heart disease, diabetes or cancer. The “it” is inflammation... the body’s natural response against injury and infection. When it functions as it should, it helps to heal. But if it gets out of control, it can wreak widespread havoc on your health. Join Dr. Jeff as he discusses why chronic, low-level inflammation is such a threat to good health and easy ways to quench the fire.
Periodic cleansing not only helps you feel lighter and more energetic, it can also help you rid your body of accumulated toxins.If all those heavy holiday dinners, platters of Christmas cookies, and cups filled with eggnog have you feeling sluggish and tipping the scale, it might be time for a detox. Periodic cleansing not only helps you feel lighter and more energetic, it can also help you rid your body of accumulated toxins. But, forget about those radical detox fads you find on the Internet. Dr. Jeff shares the 411 on safe and sane ways to effectively enhance your body’s own detoxification processes so you can start 2017 with a clean slate.
From doorknobs and telephones to the change you get at your corner convenience store, cold and flu viruses are everywhere.Your head throbs, your muscles ache, your conversation is punctuated by sniffles and sneezes. You have a cold, or worse, the flu. From doorknobs and telephones to the change you get at your corner convenience store, cold and flu viruses are everywhere. But, before you head for the drugstore or break out the chicken soup, check out Dr. Jeff’s tips on how nature’s medicine chest can soothe your symptoms.
Learn simple-to-implement ways to ease the agony of osteoarthritis.It may start as a little stiffness when you roll out of bed in the morning. And, while it may be easy to ignore at first, it isn’t long before the stiffness turns to pain that can turn even everyday activities like taking a walk or climbing the stairs into a challenge. If you suffer from osteoarthritis, you aren’t alone. In fact, osteoarthritis is one of the most prevalent chronic health problems in America today, affecting more than 20 million people. Dr. Holly Lucille joins Dr. Jeff with simple-to-implement ways to ease the agony of osteoarthritis. She also shares key nutrients that can help support healthy joints to keep you on the move.
More than 30 million American women are in the midst of menopause. Are you one of them?“Is it hot in here or is it me?” If that question sounds familiar, it’s likely you’re among the more than 30 million American women in the midst of menopause. Although menopause is a natural changeover from the childbearing years to a life free from menstrual periods, for some women the unpleasant effects of this transition can be disconcerting, even downright uncomfortable. Tune in as Dr. Holly Lucille offers practical ways women can soothe menopausal symptoms, foster balance, and improve health during this midlife transition.
Fifty percent of all men will experience an enlarged prostate once they hit their 60th birthday.Living a long life can be a wonderful thing, especially if you are in good health. But, if you are a man, a long life can increase the risk of prostate problems. In fact, 50 percent of all men will experience an enlarged prostate, a condition known as benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH, once they hit their 60th birthday. Here’s why: as you prostate grows, it acts like a clamp on your urethra. And that can mean increasingly frequent bathroom trips. In this episode, Dr. Jonny Bowden joins Dr. Jeff with common-sense tips on minimizing those trips to the men’s room and natural ways to help bring your prostate down to size.
Learn why your cholesterol is actually a pretty poor indicator of cardiovascular disease.For decades, we’ve been told that an unhealthy cholesterol profile is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease. Turns out, your cholesterol is actually a pretty poor indicator of cardiovascular disease. In fact, a study by researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found that 75 percent of patients hospitalized for a heart attack had cholesterol levels that would indicate they were not at high risk for a cardiovascular event, based on current national cholesterol guidelines. What’s going on here? To answer that question, Jonny Bowden, author of The Great Cholesterol Myth, joins Dr. Jeff to discuss the real reason behind the cholesterol recommendation. Plus, he offers up some smart heart strategies to truly lower your risk and tells you why eggs are back on the menu!
For many people, the pressure to be merry, the ache of lost loved ones, or financial problems can turn the holiday season blue.‘Tis the season to be jolly! But, for many people, the pressure to be merry, the ache of lost loved ones, or financial problems can turn the season blue. Before you let stress and depression steal your joy, try a little TLC. Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, joins Dr. Jeff with natural ways to de-stress and manage a less-than-cheerful mood when it seems like the whole world in in celebration-mode. From what to eat to which supplements to take, this episode can help you survive the season in a more positive and healthful way.
Living with chronic back pain, when even the smallest movement is agony, can be debilitating.If you’re a weekend warrior, Monday morning back pain is nothing new. Living with chronic back pain, when even the smallest movement is agony, can be debilitating. Unfortunately, back pain is extremely common, affecting 80 percent of Americans at some point in their lives. In fact, a recent study found that Americans spend more money treating back and neck pain than almost any other medical condition. Listen in as Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum joins Dr. Jeff with safe and effective ways to ease the pain and improve mobility without relying on prescription pain medications. It just might get you back in action… naturally.
Join Dr. Jeff as he shares helpful tips and tools for making holiday travel just as enjoyable as the celebrations themselves.‘Tis the season when millions of Americans gear up to make those holiday pilgrimages to visit family and friends. As wonderful as these trips may be, holiday travel can be stressful too. Join Dr. Jeff as he shares helpful tips and tools for making holiday travel just as enjoyable as the celebrations themselves.