Health - Diet and Healthy Eating

Health - Diet and Healthy Eating

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




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




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)




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)




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




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




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




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

Important Facts About Diet & Weight Loss

April 27, 2012


Interview with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, author of the book Diet Myths That Keep Us Fat: And the 101 Truths That Will Save Your Waistline--and Maybe Even Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
You've heard a million times that Americans are fatter than ever but why? Is it just a matter of willpower?


Nancy Snyderman, M.D.:
There's a sabotage that's just a part of the bigger picture. We have created lovely suburbs with no sidewalks; we've taken gym out of school; we do not know how much fat is in the average meal when we go out to eat.

Dr. Nancy Synderman

Importance Of Cooking & Eating At Home

March 15, 2012


Interview with Dr. Mark Hyman, author of the book The Blood Sugar Solution: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease, and Feeling Great Now!




Mike Carruthers:
Something is wrong in the way we approach food and the result is we’re getting fat.


Dr. Mark Hyman:
Americans spend more time watching cooking on TV than actually cooking. So we have to say what do we value? You know most Americans don’t know how to cook anymore.


Dr. Mark Hyman

Effective Ways To Lose Weight

March 2, 2012


Interview with Louis Aronne, M.D., author of the book The Skinny: On Losing Weight Without Being Hungry-The Ultimate Guide to Weight Loss Success




Mike Carruthers:
Weight gain is the result of overeating, so how do you eat less?

Louis J. Aronne, M.D.:

For many people having a protein breakfast can be helpful. Having an egg white omelet, cottage cheese, things that are protein rather than a starch for breakfast can help to control appetite later in the day.

Dr. Louis Aronne

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