Something You Should Know about Disease


Simple Tips For Healthy Living

November 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Alan Bonsteel, author of the book Stay Young, Start Now: A Family Doctor's Guide to More Energy, Less Stress and Better Sex

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Even though we know what it takes to get fit and stay healthy, too many of us just don't do it.

Dr. Alan Bonsteel:
We're putting on weight, and the numbers on weight these days-the numbers on people who are above "ideal weight" are really pretty scary. They're going up and up, and just no indication that that curve is dropping off any.
 

 

Taking Care Of Your Eyes

October 28, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Neal Adams, author of the book Healthy Vision: Prevent and Reverse Eye Disease through Better Nutrition

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In addition to all the things exercise is good for it also turns out, according to a new study, to be good for your eyes.

 

Dr. Neal Adams:
In fact this study showed that physical activity over a 20 year period decreased your risk of having poor vision by a whopping 60%.
 


Dr. Neal Adams

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

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

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