Something You Should Know about Exercise


Why People Get Fat

June 17, 2016

 

Interview with Gary Taubes, author of the book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It (Vintage)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What types of foods make people fat? Well the answer to that question has actually changed over time.

 

Gary Taubes:
Up until the 1960tys the conventional wisdom was that carbohydrates rich foods make you fat; potatoes, pastas, rice, beer, sodas – anything with sugar in it.
 


Gary Taubes

How Your Diet Affects Your Grandchildren

May 31, 2016

 

Interview with Gray Graham, author of the book Pottenger's Prophecy: How Food Resets Genes for Wellness or Illness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Eating a lousy diet can create health problems, not only for you, but for your children and grandchildren.

 

Gray Graham:
When you hold an improper diet constant, every generation is sicker than the generation before it.
 


Gray Graham

What's Good For You & Bad For You

December 14, 2015

 

Interview with Jeff Wilser, author of the book The Bad

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s hard to know what to believe one study says fat is bad for you. The next study says fats are OK but carbs are bad for you – so when the dust all settles…

 

Jeff Wilser:
It’s really not saturated fat or fat that leads to obesity it’s more about sugar and carbohydrates.
 


Jeff Wilser

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

 

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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

Living With Pain

July 8, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Mel Pohl, author of the book The Pain Antidote: The Proven Program to Help You Stop Suffering from Chronic Pain, Avoid Addiction to Painkillers--and Reclaim Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain and for most of them there is no simple cure or treatment.

 

Dr. Mel Pohl:
But how you respond to it - the amount of suffering you experience is what you can really work on and have a better life.
 


Dr. Mel Pohl

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)

 

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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

Looking At Exercise Differently

June 25, 2015

 

Interview with Michelle Segar, author of the book No Sweat: How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness

 

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Mike Carruthers:

We all know that regular exercise is critical to good health so why do so many of us never seem to get around to it.

 

Michelle Segar:

There’s two primary reasons and the first one is that they’re not motivated. And the second reason is because people in society don’t give themselves permission to prioritize their own self-care.
 


Michelle Segar

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

The Struggle To Be Thin - Part 2

April 23, 2015

 

Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being thin is an obsession in our culture and certain 1 reason for that is…

 

Harriett Brown:
People make a lot of money telling us we need to be thinner no matter how we get there.

 


Harriett Brown

The Struggle To Be Thin

April 22, 2015

 

Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You supposedly have an ideal body weight based on your body mass index or BMI.

 

Harriett Brown:
There couldn’t be a measure that was less scientifically based than that. BMI is just accrued ratio between height and weight and it was never meant as a measure of individual people’s health it was developed as a way to look at populations in a big picture way and make some generalizations.

 


Harriett Brown

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