Something You Should Know about Diet and Healthy Eating

Sugar & Health

November 10, 2015


Interview with Dr. Tel Franklin, Board certified family physician
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Mike Carruthers:
For years now we’ve heard that fat in the diet is what makes people fat.


Dr. Tel Franklin:
About 30 years ago the powers that be got it wrong. The focus was always on low fat and it should have been on minimizing sugar.

Dr. Tel Franklin

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

How To Stay Young & Live Longer

September 3, 2015


Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, author of the book You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Looking Good & Feeling Great




Mike Carruthers:
Having too much stress in your life is bad for your health. How exactly?


Dr. Michael Roizen:
Stress (that is unmanaged stress) turns on around 550 of your genes that produce then inflammatory proteins.

Dr. Michael Roizen

How Food Can Change Your Genes

August 20, 2015


Interview with Dr. Mitch Gaynor, author of the book The Gene Therapy Plan: Taking Control of Your Genetic Destiny with Diet and Lifestyle




Mike Carruthers:
What science believes about how our genes work has changed.


Dr. Mitch Gaynor:
Because we used to think is that if we had a family history of people being overweight or a lot of cancer, diabetes, heart disease that, that was going to be our genetic destiny. And what we know now is we can change our gene expression depending on the foods we’re putting in our body.

Dr. Mitch Gaynor

Why People Resist Healthy Choices

August 11, 2015


Interview with Dr. Dean Ornish Professor of Medicine at U.C. San Francisco




Mike Carruthers:
It’s hard to imagine that anyone doesn’t understand that leading a healthy lifestyle prevents disease and improves longevity. Yet many people make a lot of unhealthy choices, why?


Dr. Dean Ornish:
First of all information is not always enough to motivate people to change. It’s not like people who smoke don’t know it’s bad for them it’s on every pack of cigarettes.

Dr. Dean Ornish

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

Why Every Calorie Counts

July 2, 2015


Interview with Kent Sasse, M.D., author of the book Life-Changing Weight Loss: Feel More Energetic and Live a More Active Life with a Proven, Medically Based Weight Loss Program (Sasse Guide)




Mike Carruthers:
Anyone who's tried knows that losing weight isn’t easy, but…


Kent Sasse M.D.:
Just remember that every calorie you burn does count so it doesn’t need to be one hour solid of sweating at the gym on a fancy machine.

Dr. Kent Sasse

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

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