Something You Should Know about Staying Healthy

Eating Habits & Weight Gain

October 26, 2015


Interview with Brian Wansink, author of the book Slim by Design: Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life




Mike Carruthers:
In many households the traditional family dinner around the dining room table is almost extinct. And believe it or not that can actually cause weight gain.


Brian Wansink:
The biggest predictor of people being really thin is no TV, you eat at a table, and everybody stays seated until the meals over.

Brian Wansink

Why Getting Sick Is Good For Your Health

August 13, 2015


Interview with Marlene Zuk, author of the book Riddled with Life: Friendly Worms, Ladybug Sex, and the Parasites That Make Us Who We Are




Mike Carruthers:
No one wants to get sick. However, in one respect illness can be a good thing.


Marlene Zuk:
I'm not arguing that disease is good for you or that people should be happy to get sick.

Marlene Zuk

Fascinating Health Facts - Part 2

July 14, 2015


Interview with Jeremy Smith, author of the book Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.




Mike Carruthers:
Despite the large number of people who have quit smoking.


Jeremy Smith:
Smoking is still a leading cause of death if we eliminated cigarette consumption in this country 80% of lung cancer cases would be eliminated.

Jeremy Smith

Fascinating Health Facts

July 13, 2015


Interview with Jeremy Smith, author of the book Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients.




Mike Carruthers:
How often have you heard the advice to eat more fruits and vegetables? Well maybe the advice should be eat more fruits than vegetables.


Jeremy Smith:
I was really surprised to learn that the leading dietary risk factor in the United States isn’t too much red meat, or lack of whole grains it’s not eating enough fruit.

Jeremy Smith

The Water You Drink

July 9, 2015


Interview with Dr. James Symons, author of the book Plain Talk about Drinking Water




Mike Carruthers:
Nothing is more important to your survival than the water you drink which is one reason why so many people buy bottled water.


Dr. James Symons:
To take water on a hike or something in a bottle so you can hydrate yourself is fine but to buy bottled water because you’re afraid of what comes out of the tap is just wrong.

Dr. James Symons

How Your Brain Can Sabotage

June 26, 2015


Interview with Kelly Traver M.D., author of the book The Program: The Brain-Smart Approach to the Healthiest You: The Life-Changing 12-Week Method




Mike Carruthers:
If you've ever tried to change a habit or improve your health you know it can be difficult to make it stick.


Kelly Traver M.D.:
And the reason for that is that your whole body and brain is really based on this homeostasis principle - which is to keep everything the same.

Dr. Kelly Traver

Food As Medicine

June 10, 2015


Interview with Joel Fuhrman, M.D. author of the book Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss




Mike Carruthers:
According to life expectancy statistics, we’re living longer than ever before so, you might assume we’re doing something right, but look a little closer.


Joel Fuhrman M.D.:
We’re not living longer than ever before. Cancer rates have climbed. From 1935 to 2005 cancer rates climbed every single year for 70 years straight. 2% of the population had heart attacks a hundred years ago and today it’s 40%.


Joel Fuhrman M.D.

How You Perceive Risk

 May 14, 2015

Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You



Mike Carruthers:
How we decide what's risky or scary doesn't necessarily follow logic…


David Ropeik:
In olden times it was pretty easy to figure out what was dangerous -  it was the lion that was attacking or it was the guy with the club - and risks were obvious.

David Ropeik

Eating Healthier

May 12, 2015

Interview with Patrick Quillin, R.D., author of Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods

Mike Carruthers:
Eating a healthy diet has benefits you may not be aware of.


Patrick Quillin, R.D.:
There is a synergism that goes on in whole foods that's beyond the sum of the parts.

Patrick Quillin, R.D.

Family Dinner Together

January 27, 2015


Interview with Anne Fishel, author of the book Home for Dinner: Mixing Food, Fun, and Conversation for a Happier Family and Healthier Kids




Mike Carruthers:
In the last few years there’s been a lot of talk and research about the importance of families eating dinner together. And that research is pretty astounding.


Anne Fishel:
It turns out that dinner conversation for young children boosts vocabulary even more than reading aloud to them.


Anne Fishel

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