Something You Should Know about Health Facts


How Lifestyle Affects Health

August 10, 2015

 

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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Have you heard of lifestyle medicine?

 

Dr. Dean Ornish:
Well lifestyle medicine I think is the hottest trend in medicine right now. It’s really lifestyle is treating and reversing chronic diseases that people thought we would have to suffer with forever.


Dr. Dean Ornish

Why People Resist Healthy Choices

August 11, 2015

 

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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

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

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.

What's Going On In Your Brain

May 29, 2015

 

Interview with David Rock, author of the book Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you want to do your very best work your brain would probably prefer you
do it in the morning.

 

David Rock:
Most people only have a few hours of really, really high thinking level ability every day – it tends to be after a good rest, in the morning.
 


David Rock

 

How You Perceive Risk - Part 2

May 15, 2015

Part 2 of 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:
Assessing what's truly risky in life isn't easy - and there's no simple equation either.

 

David Ropeik:
It's not this linear, statistical thing that the media likes to say, "We're too afraid of shark attack and not afraid enough of heart disease." Yeah that's true but it really doesn't work itself out in a kind of a mathematical sort of way.
 


David Ropeik

 

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

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