Something You Should Know about Staying Healthy


Easy Ways To Add Years To Your Life

March 28, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Dean Ornish, author of the book The Spectrum: A Scientifically Proven Program to Feel Better, Live Longer, Lose Weight, and Gain Health
 

www.ornishspectrum.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do we really need to worry all that much about leading a healthy life? After all, life expectancy keeps going up.

 

Dean Ornish, M.D.:
Well actually life expectancy is not improving - it's actually starting to go down, finally. In the case of our kids this may be the first generation in which our kids live a shorter lifespan than their parents did - which is really pitiful.
 


Dr. Dean Ornish

What Causes Chronic Cough & Clearing Of The Throat?

March 12, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Jamie Koufman, author of the book The Chronic Cough Enigma: How to recognize, diagnose and treat neurogenic and reflux related cough

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Millions of Americans have chronic cough, chronic clearing of the throat and a host of symptoms that may all really be acid reflux.

 

Dr. Jamie Koufman:
It’s a great masquerader it is allergies that aren’t allergies, it’s sinusitis that isn’t sinusitis, it’s asthma that isn’t asthma and it certainly isn’t post nasal drip that wakes you up in the middle of the night – it’s reflux.
 


Dr. Jamie Koufman

Staying Heart Healthy

March 4, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. John M. Kennedy, author of the book The Heart Health Bible: The 5-Step Plan to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to live and long and healthy life it’s probably good to know what’s likely to kill you.

 

Dr. John M. Kennedy:
Heart disease is the #1 killer in America for both men and women. You know there 1,500 heart attacks a day, about a million deaths a year and that number is actually rising.
 


Dr. John M. Kennedy

Health Benefits Of Chocolate

February 26, 2014

 

Interview with Will Clower, author of the book Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight: New Science Proves You Should Eat Chocolate Every Day

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Chocolate is often considered a vice, an indulgence.

 

Will Clower:
But in fact all of this new information is showing that the opposite is the case. That chocolate is associated with a healthier heart, a healthier brain, better mood, and even better weight.
 


Will Clower

Your Prescription Drugs

January 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas, contributor to The AARP® Guide to Pills: Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription & Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics, Side Effects & Drug Interactions

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Your prescription medications where in your house do you keep them?

 

Bill Thomas M.D.:
The best place for almost all medications is a place that's cool and dry. Americans on the other hand keep most of their medicines in the bathroom where it is warm and damp.
 


Dr. Bill Thomas

Staying Young While Getting Old

October 24, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Lodge, author of the book Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Statistically, we live longer today than ever. In fact you might say some of us live too long.

 

Henry Lodge, M.D.:
Americans now have far more longevity than they really know what to do with. The vast majority of Americans outlive their health by a good decade or so. So you don't get old and die you get old and live.
 


Dr. Henry Lodge

What You Must Know About The Food You Eat

September 26, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. David Katz, author of the book Disease-Proof: The Remarkable Truth About What Makes Us Well

 

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Mike Carruthers:
To eat healthy and not get fat you have to choose the right foods and that’s not always easy.

 

Dr. David Katz:
There’s actually more added sugar in some pasta sauces than there is in ice cream topping. And I mean that very literally, people don’t know that.
 


Dr. David L. Katz

Foods For Health & Beauty

September 19, 2013

 

Interview with Peggy Kotsopoulos, author of the book Kitchen Cures: Revolutionize Your Health with Foods that Heal

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our health and our mood can be affected by what we eat and what we drink.

 

Peggy Kotsopoulos:
I think a lot of people confuse thirst for hunger so they’ll tend to reach to eat something before they reach to hydrate themselves.
 


Peggy Kotsopoulos

How Healthy Are You?

September 5, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, author of the book Discover Your Optimal Health: The Guide to Taking Control of Your Weight, Your Vitality, Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re not living a particularly healthy lifestyle the decision to become healthy takes more than a little initiative and desire.

 

Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen:
What I’ve found that willpowers, external techniques – none of those things have long lasting success. In fact 85% of people that lose weight gain it back within 2 years.
 


Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen

The Germs In Your Home - Part 2

September 4, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Charles Gerba aka “Dr. Germ” Spokesperson for Service Experts.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you wash your clothes they make look clean but they may not be as clean as you think they are.

 

Dr. Charles Gerba:
Because only 5% of us use hot water anymore our clothes are a lot “germier” than our grandparents were who had to use hot water and dish detergents all of the time.
 


Dr. Charles Gerba

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