Health - Diet and Healthy Eating


Health - Diet and Healthy Eating

How Willpower Really Works

January 25, 2012

 

Interview with Kelly McGonigal, author of the book The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Willpower is something that’s often misunderstood.

 

Kelly McGonigal:
Most people feel like they don’t have any willpower and actually willpower is something that everybody has. It’s a basic biological human instinct.
 


Kelly McGonigal

Preventing Illness & Living Longer - Part 2

January 24, 2012

 

Interview with Dr. David Agus, author of the book The End of Illness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Millions of people take vitamins every day to protect their health – but maybe they shouldn’t.

 

Dr. David Agus:
If you look at the studies of vitamins they cause problems. If a man takes a vitamin E a day for 3 years his rate of prostate cancer is 17% elevated and it lasts for years after stopping the vitamin E.
 


Dr. David Agus

Preventing Illness & Living Longer

January 23, 2012

 

Interview with Dr. David Agus, author of the book The End of Illness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
We can all do a lot to prevent of postpone serious illness.

 

Dr. David Agus:
My hope is, and what I really believe can happen is, we can delay illness to the 9th or 10th decade. You know the 1950tys were the last years in the United States you can die of old age on a death certificate – I want to bring that back.
 


Dr. David Agus

Truth About Health & Nutrition - Part 2

January 19, 2012

 

Interview with Robert Davis, author of the bookCoffee is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Diet and Nutrition Claims

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For years we’ve heard that eating eggs isn’t good for you because they contain cholesterol, but the research says otherwise.

 

Robert Davis:
The evidence shows that is you eat up to six eggs a week it’s not harmful it’s good news because eggs are a good source of protein and certainly it’s a more healthy breakfast than eating a big muffin that’s full of sugar and calories.
 


Robert Davis

Truth About Health & Nutrition Claims

January 18, 2012

 

Interview with Robert Davis, author of the bookCoffee is Good for You: From Vitamin C and Organic Foods to Low-Carb and Detox Diets, the Truth about Diet and Nutrition Claims

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Keeping up with all the nutrition claims and what’s good and bad for you can be a challenge. For instance is coffee good for you?

 

Robert Davis:
There is good evidence that coffee may in fact have some benefits. Coffee drinking is linked to a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, stroke, diabetes.
 


Robert Davis

Why People Get Fat

January 12, 2012

 

Interview with Gary Taubes, author of the book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Vintage)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What types of foods make people fat? Well the answer to that question has actually changed over time.

 

Gary Taubes:
Up until the 1960tys the conventional wisdom was that carbohydrates rich foods make you fat; potatoes, pastas, rice, beer, sodas – anything with sugar in it.
 


Gary Taubes

New Facts About Obesity

January 6, 2012

 

Interview with Professor Barry Popkin, author of The World is Fat: The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products That Are Fattening the Human Race

 

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Mike Carruthers:
New Years is when people start thinking about losing weight and more and more people are thinking about it all over the world.

 

Professor Barry Popkin:
You have six countries where two thirds of the adults are overweight; Mexico, Egypt and South Africa are in there. Half of the countries with half of the adults that are overweight are low and middle-income countries.
 


Barry Popkin

Simple Things To Make Food Healthier

January 2, 2012

 

Interview with John La Puma, author of ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine: A Food Lover's Road Map to: Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, Getting Really Healthy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Some scientific research has been done on the food we eat and how we cook it and how that impacts our health - the results are really interesting.

 

John La Puma:
If you marinate meats or chicken or fish and then grill it (at high temperature) you actually reduce the cancer-causing chemicals by 77% just with that marinade.
 


John LaPuma M.D.

Resisting Holiday Food Temptation - Part 2

December 1, 2011

 

Interview with Susan Albers, author of the book "But I Deserve This Chocolate!"

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nothing makes eating healthy more difficult than the holidays but we can try.

 

Susan Albers:
Such as using taller, thinner glasses (actually we feel like we’re drinking more than short glasses) so some of it’s just tricking ourselves into eating in a more mindful way.
 


Susan Albers

Resisting Holiday Food Temptation

November 30, 2011

 

Interview with Susan Albers, author of the book "But I Deserve This Chocolate!"

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nothing makes eating healthy more difficult than the holidays but we can try.

 

Susan Albers:
We underestimate how much we eat by about 40% so anything that you can do to be more mindful of how much you’re eating is going to help.
 


Susan Albers

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