Something You Should Know about Lifestyle

Ending Heart Disease

February 10, 2016


Interview with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, author of the book Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease




Mike Carruthers:
More and more research keeps pointing to the fact that a plant based diet will help prevent and conquer all kinds of chronic diseases.


Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn:
What happens to somebody when you’re treating them with whole food plant based nutrition who’s overweight, with heart disease, diabetes and hypertension? The risk for a heart attack – gone! The risk for a stroke – gone! Obesity – gone! Diabetes – gone!


Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn

What's New With Alzheimer's Disease

January 19, 2016


Interview with Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik, author of the book Outsmarting Alzheimer's: What You Can Do To Reduce Your Risk




Mike Carruthers:
As the population age’s Alzheimer’s disease is becoming something of an epidemic - and it’s scary how little we know.


Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik:
1% or less of the people who get it – we know why they get it. They get it because it’s hereditary however 99% or more of the people who get it we don’t know why they get it.

Dr. Kenneth S. Kosik

Drinking Less

January 11, 2016


Interview with Dave Andrews, author of the book The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home




Mike Carruthers:
This is the time of year when a lot of people start thinking maybe they should cut back on their drinking.


Dave Andrews:
It is amazing 1 out of 3 adults, about 29.5% qualify as excessive drinkers and this was done by a government study.

Dave Andrews

The Benefits Of Getting Older

December 30, 2015


Interview with Dr. Marc Agronin, author of the book How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old




Mike Carruthers:
The clock is ticking, we’re all getting older and many of us dread the idea. But there are a lot of misconceptions about aging.


Dr. Marc Agronin:
Aging just doesn’t suddenly happen one day, it’s our life-long process and there’s actually a lot that you can do earlier in life that can make a difference later in life. 

Dr. Marc Agronin

Being More Productive

October 30, 2015


Interview with Karlin Sloan, author of the book Smarter, Faster, Better: Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership




Mike Carruthers:
Life seems to go too fast for many of us.


Karlin Sloan:
There's a wonderful Roman proverb "Festina lente" and it means go slow to go faster. And the idea is that personally we need to slow down our thinking process in order to be more efficient and effective.

Karlin Sloan

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 Lifestyle Affects Health

August 10, 2015


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




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




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

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




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




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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