Something You Should Know about Disease


Diabetes

August 28, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Osama Hamdy, author of the book The Diabetes Breakthrough: Based on a Scientifically Proven Plan to Lose Weight and Cut Medications 

 

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Mike Carruthers:
About a hundred million Americans have diabetes or pre-diabetes which can lead to serious complications.

 

Dr. Osama Hamdy:
The commonest complication in type II diabetes is coronary artery disease.  That’s why 65-80% of people with type II diabetes die from heart attacks.
 


Dr. Osama Hamdy

Preventing Dementia

August 15, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Gary Small, author of the book The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to reduce your chances of ever getting Alzheimer's disease, there are some things you can do.

 

Dr. Gary Small:
Four areas of our life where we can have an effect on our risk for Alzheimer's disease, mental activity, physical conditioning, stress reduction and healthy diet.
 


Dr. Gary Small

Headaches

June 27, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Buchholz, author of the book Heal Your Headache

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You very likely have suffered from headaches.

 

David Buchholz, M.D.:
The figures say that about 45 million Americans have enough headaches to be labeled as headache sufferers.
 


Dr David Buchholz

How Much Sugar Do You Eat?

April 21, 2014

 

Interview with Sarah Wilson, author of the book I Quit Sugar: Your Complete 8-Week Detox Program and Cookbook

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While we have focused on fat in the diet as a source of weight gain more and more evidence is pointing to sugar as a big part of the problem.

 

Sarah Wilson:
You know increasingly the science that comes out almost daily linking it to one metabolic disease after another – from pancreatic cancer, obesity, type II diabetes.

 


Sarah Wilson

Importance Of Taking Care Of Your Liver

April 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of the book YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably don’t give a whole lot of thought to your liver, but perhaps you should. Because…

 

Michael Roizen :
It is where everything goes. When you eat an ice cream cone it gets digested and everything in it goes through the liver.
 


Dr. Michael Roizen

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

The Purpose Of Illness

March 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Sharon Moalem, author of the book Survival of the Sickest: The Surprising Connections Between Disease and Longevity (P.S.)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Our evolutionary past has left us with some interesting illnesses and conditions. For example many Asians can't drink alcohol because when they do…

 

Dr. Sharon Moalem:
It's an allergic reaction they appear drunk, their face becomes very red and it's all because they don't have a specific gene that allows them to break down alcohol effectively.
 


Dr. Sharon Moalem

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

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

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