Something You Should Know about Lifestyle


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

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

Americans And Their Cars

June 12, 2015

 

Interview with Anne Lutz Fernandez, author of the book Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Americans love their cars and I bet you’ll be surprised to realize how much time we actually spend in them.

 

Anne Lutz Fernandez:
On average American’s spend (either as a driver or passenger) 18 and a half hours a week in their cars.

 

 

 


Anne Lutz Fernandez

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

Eating Healthier

May 12, 2015

Interview with Patrick Quillin, R.D., author of Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods
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Mike Carruthers:
Eating a healthy diet has benefits you may not be aware of.

 

Patrick Quillin, R.D.:
There is a synergism that goes on in whole foods that's beyond the sum of the parts.
 


Patrick Quillin, R.D.

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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