Health - Diet and Healthy Eating


Health - Diet and Healthy Eating

What Influences How Much You Eat

September 3, 2012

 

Interview with Dr. Brian Wansink, author of the book Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It's estimated that we make about 200 food decisions a day. And we can influence how we make those decisions.

 

Brian Wansink:
We did something where we put candies on their (secretaries) desk or we put them six feet from their desk. And every single day we found out that the average secretary ended up eating a hundred and twenty five more calories if the candy was right on their desk than if it was just six feet away.
 


Dr. Brian Wansink

Getting Kids To Eat Healthy

August 14, 2012

 

Interview with Natalie Digate Muth, M.D., author of the book Eat Your Vegetables and Other Mistakes Parents Make: Redefining How to Raise Healthy Eaters

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Getting kids to eat healthy foods like vegetables has always been a challenge.

 

Dr. Natalie Digate Muth:
Kids intrinsically and all of the people like foods that are sweet and salty and that’s probably due to evolutionary reasons and most vegetables are bitter and most of the things that kids love are either sweet or sour.
 


Dr. Natalie Muth

Important Link Between Food & Inflammation

July 17, 2012

 

Interview with Julie Daniluk, author of the book Meals That Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at at Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In order to stay healthy it’s important to understand a little bit about inflammation.

 

Julie Daniluk:
Inflammation is a body’s response to injuries, infections, irritations or any sort of imbalance and it’s part of our immune system.
 


Julie Daniluk

Surprising Benefits Of Healthy Eating

July 13, 2012

 

Interview with Patrick Quillin, author of the book Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably have a pretty good idea of what makes a healthy diet. But does eating healthy, eating these whole foods really pay off in the long run?

 

Patrick Quillin, R.D.:
There's irrefutable scientific evidence that says if we eat more of these whole foods (that's fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes) we're going to lower our risk for most diseases by 50 - 90 %.
 

 
Patrick Quillin

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

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