Something You Should Know about Staying Healthy


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

 

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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

 

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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

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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
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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

 

TheFamilyDinnerProject.org

 

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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

Simple Ways To Be Healthy

December 15, 2014

 

Interview with David Niven, author of the book 100 Simple Secrets of Healthy People: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use it (100 Simple Secrets)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s never too late to get healthy.

 

David Niven:
A couple researchers did a study of 72 year olds who’d never exercised in their life. And they had them start walking and doing things that were not particularly draining and what do you know if their health didn’t improve.
 


David Niven

Holidays & Your Teeth

December 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Ron Inge, Chief Dental Officer, Western Dental

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The holidays can be tough on your teeth because we tend to eat a lot more sweets.

 

Dr. Ron Inge:
We don’t expect anyone not to have sweets but what we’d like to do is have them brush within what we call the hot zone which is 20 minutes after eating any type of sugar or carbohydrates. You can reduce the effect of the bacteria.
 


Dr. Ron Inge

Getting Better Medical Care

 

November 27, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Kevin Soden, author of the book Special Treatment: How to get the Same High-Quality Health Care Your Doctor Gets

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Have you ever wondered if doctors get better healthcare than the rest of us?

 

Kevin Soden, M.D.:
Doctors do know the inside information. They know how to get to the best hospitals, how to get to the best doctors, and how to get the best care.
 


Dr. Kevin Soden

Skin Care Tips

November 7, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Audrey Kunin, author of the book The DERMAdoctor Skinstruction Manual: The Smart Guide to Healthy, Beautiful Skin and Looking Good at Any Age

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When your lips get chapped you should not use the same product to heal chapped lips as you use to prevent chapped lips. 

 

Audrey Kunin M.D.: 
Most people turn to a wax based type of stick. And wax will help prevent lips from drying out but they're not so great at helping heal them.
 


Dr. Audrey Kunin

Do You Really Need An Annual Physical?

October 16, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Davis Liu, author of the book The Thrifty Patient: Vital Insider Tips for Saving Money and Staying Healthy

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Going for your annual physical is it really necessary?

 

Dr. Davis Liu:
A recent article, as recent as 2007 said this, 2002 said this – there’s no medical evidence that saves lives and it makes sense.
 


Dr. Davis Liu

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