Health - Diet and Healthy Eating


Health - Diet and Healthy Eating

Getting The Best Medical Care

July 6, 2012

 

Interview with Patrick Malone, author of the book The Life You Save: Nine Steps to Finding the Best Medical Care-and Avoiding the Worst

 

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Mike Carruthers:
During a typical doctor visit you don't get a lot of time to discuss the details, so a little preparation can help...

 

Patrick Malone:
Write down what is bothering you: "Why am I going to see this doctor, what are the top three or four things on my mind?"
 


Patrick Malone

What It Really Means To Be Healthy - Part 2

June 27, 2012

 

Interview with Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of the book Healthy Without Health Insurance: Protect Yourself (Volume 1)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Even though we are living longer than ever we are not living healthier.

 

Dr. Matthew Edlund:
And our healthcare system is so functionally based on disease, so focused on sickness that we don’t do the things that actually make us healthy.
 


Dr. Matthew Edlund

What It Really Means To Be Healthy

June 26, 2012

 

Interview with Matthew Edlund, M.D., author of the book Healthy Without Health Insurance: Protect Yourself (Volume 1)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our collective health is in jeopardy because our healthcare system is in trouble.

 

Dr. Matthew Edlund:
Healthcare is our titanic; it’s heading for the ice flows while we reupholster the deck chairs. People are going to have to protect themselves by getting as healthy as they can.
 


Dr. Matthew Edlund

The Spare Tire Around Your Middle

June 8, 2012

 

Interview with Dr. Daniel Monti, M.D. author The Great Life Makeover: Weight, Mood, and Sex

 

www.greatlifemakeover.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You've probably heard that having excess body fat around your middle is a risk factor for heart disease. But what you may not know is...

 

Dr. Daniel Monti:
That fat around the middle secretes an enzyme called aromatase. That aromatase converts a man's precious little testosterone in the middle years into estrogen - causing some of those feminizing effects that men sometimes complain of.


Daniel Monti, M.D.

Salt, Sugar & Fat

May 18, 2012

 

Interview with Dr. David Kessler, author of the book The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite

 

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Mike Carruthers:
To understand why people overeat you have to realize that our brains are wired to focus our attention on the most salient, most important stimulus in our environment.

 

Dr. David Kessler:
You know for some people it can be alcohol, it could be tobacco but for many people it's fat, sugar, and salt.
 

Dr. David Kessler

Your Cancer Risk - Part 2

May 16, 2012

 

Interview with Robin Hesketh, PhD, author of the book Betrayed by Nature: The War on Cancer (Macsci)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While the medical victories in the war against cancer are slow but steady we still know that lifestyle plays a huge role.

 

Robin Hesketh, PhD:
For example before people took up smoking seriously in the early part of the 20th Century lung cancer was virtually unknown. Its sky rocketed since then.
 


Robin Hesketh, PhD

Your Cancer Risk

May 15, 2012

 

Interview with Robin Hesketh, PhD, author of the book Betrayed by Nature: The War on Cancer (Macsci)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the fight against cancer the cumulative effect of some small but significant victories has produced some impressive results so that today…

 

Robin Hesketh, PhD:
The 5 year survival rate for breast cancer when it’s diagnosed for white women in the USA is over 90%. For prostate cancer in men of course it’s over 99%.
 


Robin Hesketh, PhD

Simple Ways To Better Nutrition

May 11, 2012

 

Interview with Wendy Bazilian R.D., author of the book The Superfoods Rx Diet: Lose Weight with the Power of SuperNutrients

 

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Mike Carruthers:
With very little effort you can improve the nutrition of the meals you and your family eat.

 

Wendy Bazilian:
For example right in your cupboard are some of the most concentrated sources of antioxidants around - things like cinnamon, ginger, yellow curry and oregano.
 


Wendy Bazilian R.D.

What Really Impacts Health & Longevity

May 4, 2012

 

Interview with Dr. Duke Johnson, author of the book The Optimal Health Revolution: How Inflammation Is the Root Cause of the Biggest Killers and How the Cutting-edge Sceince of Nutrigenomics Can Transform Your Long-term Health

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Living in an industrialized society may be hazardous to your health - at least as far as heart disease and cancer are concerned.

 

Dr. Duke Johnson:
Literally, I've got a graph from the Ministry of Health of Japan that shows that heart disease and cancer were not an issue until after World War II. In the United States it started at the turn of the 20th Century - then heart disease and cancer become the major causes of death.
 


Dr. Duke Johnson

Fascinating Science Behind Exercise

April 30, 2012

 

Interview with Gretchen Reynolds, author of the book The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can: Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer

 

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Mike Carruthers:
To get the benefits of exercise requires some but not a lot of effort.

 

Gretchen Reynolds:
In fact the best science shows that you get the most benefits in about the 1st 20 minutes of moving - you will have less risk of heart disease, less risk of diabetes, your brain will be healthier, you will live longer.
 


Gretchen Reynolds

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