RadioMD: Healthy Talk

RadioMD: Healthy Talk

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  • Revitalize Your Aging Neck

    Jul 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Most skin care regimens are formulated only for fighting the fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Your neck, however, is a dead giveaway of age.The thin skin on your neck is especially prone to sagging and wrinkles. Unfortunately, this happens often well before your face shows your age.You've seen many women on TV who have had face-lifts but you take one look at their neck and you see the visible effects of aging. Don't you remember your mother telling you never to forget to moisturize your neck along with your face?Collagen is a protein and the main structural connective tissue found in your skin.Over time, your skin is susceptible of UV Ray damage, toxins from your environment as well as t...
  • Boswellia: A Natural Way to block 5-Lipoxygenase

    Jul 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Extracts from a Mediterranean tree block has a powerful inflammatory pathway associated with over 1.5 million deaths.Remember frankincense, gold and myrrh from the classic Nativity story? What the wise men knew as frankincense, today medical researchers know as Boswellia.Boswellia, a gum-like resin scraped from the Boswellia serrata tree native to India. It is burned for its sweet aroma as the highest quality incense. Yet, it is even more valuable as a natural medicine. Boswellia has been used to treat arthritis, asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease.5-Lipoxgenase transforms fatty acids into leukotrienes. However, too much of 5-Lipoxgenase sets off an inf...
  • An Omega-3 Review: Should You Be Eating Them?

    Jul 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Are Omega-3s really good for you?The announcement last year that omega-3 fats increase the risk of prostate cancer might have left you reeling in fear and questioning if you should stop eating certain foods containing omega-3's.Nearly 12 million consumers, mostly younger women and older men stopped taking their Omega-3 supplements.Are Omega-3s good for you?Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids mainly found in fish and are essential for a healthy life. Omega-3's promotes healthy brain function, lowers heart disease and reduces your risk of type-2 diabetes.What are some of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids? saAimée Shunney, ND and Dr. Mike discusses why omega-3's were deeme...
  • A Big Fat Story

    Jul 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Despite decades of the low fat diet craze, there are healthy sources of saturated fats that you should consider adding into your diet.Remember many years back when fats located in your food was plagued as an unhealthy enemy? Since the 80s, fats have been blamed for high risk in heart disease, cholesterol and other health hazards. Now the trend in replacing saturated fats with carbohydrates or polyunsaturated fats is being disputed.Is this a good thing?The reason why fats have been demonized is because a couple decades ago, doctors were seeing an increase of heart attacks and heart disease. Thinking fats were contributing to this epidemic, doctors encouraged people to eliminate fats from thei...
  • Shield Yourself from Environmental Cancer Risks

    Jul 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Shampoos, pesticides, drinking water, plastics, and vehicle emissions contain cancer-causing toxins that we are exposed to on a daily basis.Most of your childhood you were encouraged to play outside and often was scolded if you were in the house before dinnertime. Today, it is almost impossible to avoid the constant onslaught of environmental toxins.Most of the toxins in the environment are chemicals that are easily able to become into your cells and your DNA raising your cancer risk.However, it is possible is to equip your body with the tools it needs to identify toxins and remove them from your system before they can cause any damage.Fortunately, many of you are becoming more aware toxins ...
  • Diet Drinkers: Are You Increasing Your Heart Attack Risk?

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Diet drinks are linked to a 30 percent increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.Remember how great soda pop used to taste during a family cookout, a humid day or a night at the movies? Within the past five years or so, researchers and dieticians have found consuming large (or any) amount of soda pop isn't great for your health, due to all the added sugar.You were thrilled when diet soda pop drinks and other diet drinks (fruit, water, energy, etc.) started making their way in grocery stores and restaurants, giving you the same carbonated flavor of a normal soda pop minus all the sugar.Problem solved, right?Recently, repeated studies have shown diet soda actually backfires on your health ca...
  • Your Thyroid and Adrenal Glands: What's the Connection?

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Your thyroid and adrenals are like Jack and Jill, so tightly bound together, it's not effective to address one without the other.Did you know there's an intimate connection between your thyroid and adrenal glands?Your thyroid gland is located right below your Adam's apple in your throat and has a butterfly shape. Your thyroid is made up of two connected lobes and has several important jobs. The main job your thyroid does is controls how often your body produces and uses energy.Your adrenal gland is located just above your kidneys and is responsible for releasing hormones in your body in response to stressors, large or small.Your thyroid and adrenals are like Jack and Jill, so tightly bound t...
  • Future Regulations of the Supplement Industry

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    What does the FDA have in store for the supplement industry?The main areas of interest to the FDA are good manufacturing practices and the New Dietary Ingredient guidelines.What does it mean for supplement manufactures and for consumers if the FDA tightens the noose of its regulatory responsibilities?Certain supplements do not need FDA's approval before sending them to the shelves of your grocery and health stores. However, if there is a new dietary ingredient, the product will have to be tested to ensure its safety to the public.New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) guidelines require manufacturers products containing new dietary ingredients to notify the FDA the identity and safety of the ingredien...
  • The FDA’s Role in Regulating Supplements

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Dispelling the myths and stating facts about how the FDA regulates supplements.The FDA regulates both finished dietary supplement products and dietary ingredients, but what exactly does that entail?Dietary supplements are usually products in the form of pills you take orally to obtain a dietary ingredient. Sometimes certain dietary supplements cannot be found in regular foods, so the only form is within the supplement. Many dietary supplements contain some type of mineral, vitamin lacking in your normal diet.According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's website, in October of 1994, Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) was signed into law by President Clinton. This law d...
  • A Harmful Ingredient in Your Favorite Skin Cream

    Jun 26, 2014 | 10 min
    Soap based emulsifiers increase skin pH and can cause serious damage.You've been told in order to keep young, beautiful, healthy looking skin, you need to wash and moisturize daily. Without any hesitation, you've been doing just that. However, do you really know what's in your favorite moisturizing skin cream?In order to maintain the integrity and shelf-life of skin creams, manufactures add between three and ten percent of soap-based binding agents, called emulsifiers.Without them, the cream will degrade and separate, leaving the product useless and a big mess within the container. With them, though, the skin cream retains its creamy texture, while protecting the active ingredients inside.Th...
  • Can Curry Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Jun 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Compounds in curry sauces provide protection against Alzheimer's disease.India has a significantly lower rate of Alzheimer's disease compared to the United States and to the rest of the world.In fact, Indians aged 70 to 79 years are four times less likely to have Alzheimer's disease than Americans.The reason for this difference is unknown, but the Indian diet may very well have something to do with it.A few years back, a study actually found that Asians who occasionally ate curry performed better on cognitive tests than those who rarely did.Curry is a spice prevalent in South Asian cuisine that typically contains coriander, turmeric, cumin, fenugreeke and chili peppers.Curry has many well kn...
  • How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Your Scale

    Jun 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Try to remember: The Scale is NOT Your Enemy!When you're trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, you may feel like your scale is your enemy. You dread walking on it in fear of what might read below you.This allows room for negative self-talk, pressure from others, life-long behavioral patterns, and other factors to give that number on the scale more importance than it deserves.It's time to use the innocent bathroom scale as the helpful tool it was intended to be.It may sound easier said than done but the way to do this is to change your relationship with the scale and make it your friend.What are some ways you can do this?One way to keep your spirits up during the trials of weight loss ...
  • Can Peaches Prevent Breast Cancer?

    Jun 19, 2014 | 10 min
    Antioxidants from peaches can prevent the spreading of cancer cells.Peaches are known for their refreshing sweet taste, especially during the dog days of summer. Peaches are also known for their amazing health benefits.Did you know that one large peach contains around 68 calories and zero fat? Peaches are also loaded with vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants.What if this fruit had the power to prevent the spreading of breast cancer cells?Scientists at Texas A&M AgriLife Research found that peaches had the ability to prevent breast cancer cells from spreading. This comes in light of previous research showing the cancer-killing activity of peach and plum extracts in culture.In the study,...
  • Keep Taking Your Calcium Supplements

    Jun 12, 2014 | 10 min
    A study fails to show an increased risk of heart disease from calcium supplements.A review of data from the Nurses' Health Study involving over 74,000 women showed no increased risk of heart disease in women taking over 1 gram of calcium supplements daily. This study showed that women who took calcium had higher levels of physical activity, smoked less, and had lower trans-fat compared with those who did not take calcium supplements. Calcium supplements, with a healthy lifestyle, are safe and effective for preserving bone and cardiovascular health.
  • Acetaminophen During Pregnancy Linked to ADHD?

    Jun 12, 2014 | 10 min
    If you’re pregnant, think twice before taking acetaminophen – it could increase the risk of ADHD.It’s estimated that between 5%-10% of school children suffer from ADHD. It affects more boys than girls and is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Researchers actually found a link between acetaminophen (also known as Tylenol®) use during pregnancy and ADHD disorders in children. This is surprising and concerning, especially since doctors recommend it for pain during pregnancy.
  • 6 Healthy Reasons to Eat Kale

    Jun 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Scientific proof of kale’s health benefits.These days, it’s tough to find full agreement about what’s healthy and what’s not. Fortunately, most of us can agree on at least one thing - kale is good for you. More than just a health fad, kale has earned its healthy reputation for several reasons. In this segment, Dr. Mike will dig into some of the most compelling health benefits that kale has to offer. His goal? To inspire you to start including it in your diet regularly.
  • 7 Steps to Improve Your Brain

    Jun 12, 2014 | 10 min
    The concept that intelligence is entirely inherited and fixed is no longer valid.New scientific evidence demonstrates that the brain is highly plastic and cognitive ability can be increased at any stage of life. Whether in the workplace or the classroom the ultimate competitive edge is an improved mind. Dr. David Bardsley has a 7-step action plan which can immediately implement to improve comprehension, memory, and make faster better decisions whether in business or school.
  • Can Marijuana Prevent Seizures?

    Jun 12, 2014 | 10 min
    Compounds found in marijuana calm excited brain cells, preventing seizures.In an effort to treat their children’s intractable seizures, many families have made the move to Colorado where medical marijuana is legal. This may seem almost insane to some, but it‘s the only option left for many children whose seizures don’t respond to traditional treatments. Many doctors are reluctant to prescribe marijuana to their patients, especially if they’re children. Which begs us to ask the question... can this stuff really help?
  • Natural Asthma Relief

    Jun 5, 2014 | 10 min
    Can you control your asthma with the right nutrients?Have you ever experienced that gasping feeling like you're not getting enough air coupled with a tight feeling in your chest?You might be having symptoms of asthma. Asthma is when you have inflammation in your air passages that result in the narrowing of your airways that transport oxygen from your nose and mouth to your lungs. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the current number of adults suffering from asthma is 18.7 million.By using asthma medications, you are subjecting yourself to their side effects. However, this doesn't me...
  • The Benefits of Green Bananas

    Jun 5, 2014 | 10 min
    Green bananas are not only filled with nutrients but have amazing healing powers.Usually when you're grocery shopping and looking for bananas, you typically pick bananas that are yellow, since they ready to eat immediately. However, do you know the amazing benefits green bananas are to your health?Even though the green banana is usually a sign it's not ripe, it still can be eaten. Green bananas are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals and contain starch that can help control your blood sugar, lower your cholesterol and help manage your weight.What is the difference between eating a yellow banana versus a green banana?Like mentioned before, green bananas have resistant starch that cannot be b...
  • The Regeneration Effect: Rebuilding Your Cells

    Jun 5, 2014 | 10 min
    Regenerative medicine is the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells and organs to restore normal function.Nanotechnology focuses on the impact of nano-scalar metals in regenerative medicine. Nano-metals are a novel technique used to detoxify the body's burden of both heavy metals and other environmental toxins in order for body tissues to regenerate.Regenerative medicine is the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues and organs to restore or establish normal function.Your body has the ability to rebuild and repair tissues, but as you get older, the ability to do so becomes challenging. However, there are other factors that contribute to t...
  • Is Your Mouth Telling You Something?

    Jun 5, 2014 | 10 min
    Be aware of these oral warning signs and the serious disease they may indicate.According to research, oral cancer is one of the only cancers in the U.S where numbers are increasing and not decreasing. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or pharyngeal cancer this year.Oral cancer includes cancer of your mouth, tongue, cheeks, soft palate and sinuses. Oral cancer appears as a growth or sore that does not go away.Recent studies show almost 40 percent of diagnosed cases are for those who are under the age of 45 and non-smokers.What are some warning signs of oral cancer?The first is any mouth ulcer or sore that doesn't heal over two weeks...
  • Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

    Jun 5, 2014 | 10 min
    A recent study in Spain found that by eating nuts three or more times a day decreased your risk of cancer.You might remember the saying, "Eat an apple a day, keeps the doctor away". Have you heard that by eating nuts you will be keeping the doctor away and add years on to your life?A longitudinal study conducted by the Universitat Rovira I Virgili in Spain gathered more than 7,000 people over the age of 50 found that those in the study who ate nuts more than three times a week had reduced their risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease compared to those in the study who did not eat any nuts.In general, nuts have so many powerful health benefits. Obviously the nuts that are raw and dry roaste...
  • Can You Prevent Alzheimer's?

    May 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Uncovering the underlying mechanisms in Alzheimer's dementia provides insight into ways of preventing this devastating disease.You may not be worried about having to deal with Alzheimer's but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be aware of what Alzheimer's can do to your health.Alzheimer's is a progressive mental deterioration that occurs in middle to old age due to degeneration of your brain. Symptoms usually develop slowly and progressively get worse with age.Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease however, there is a lot of research looking into ways to prevent and counterbalance Alzheimer's.Non-traditional research has uncovered oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, insuli...
  • Death of a Loved One? How to Move On in a Healthy Way

    May 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Moving on can be a stuggling battle, what are some empowering rituals to free you from your painful past?After her life was derailed when her husband committed suicide, Dianna Bonny began a passionate mission to help people left behind after a suicide recover and heal.Suicide is a huge underrated problem that women, men and teenagers face. According to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most recent year to collect data on suicide was in 2010, and 38,364 suicide deaths were reported.Her blog offers reflections and resources for parent suicide support, advice on how to heal after trauma, and self-care solutions such as yoga, me...
  • Why You Need Nutrient Dense Foods

    May 15, 2014 | 10 min
    Nutrient dense foods contain few calories but are high in vitamins, minerals, healthy fats and protein.You may think that healthy food is boring and that no matter how you try to cook it, it doesn't taste as great as you had hoped and wanted. However, by eliminating processed, high fat foods from your diet could have a rewarding affect. You may have been told by a doctor to eat healthier, or you may have taken matter into your own hands.For your optimal health, nutrient dense foods are the best way to go. These foods contain few calories and have a high source of vitamins, minerals, complex carbohydrates, lean protein and healthy fats.What are some nutrient dense foods you should be eating a...
  • Your Food Choices Directly Affect Your Health

    May 15, 2014 | 10 min
    If food has the possibility to make you sick, then doesn't food hold the power to make you healthy?If food has the possibility to make you sick, then doesn't food hold the power to make you healthy?GMOs started to hit the food market as early as the 1990s, however now it's all you hear about. GMOs have started making bigger appearances in health articles and news conversations but some still are unaware of foods that contain GMOs.Blame it on the fast, chaotic paced life you're living, but now more than ever you're relying on quicker food options, which causes you to think less about what you're putting in your mouth and the potential health hazards.Also, you may not know that you're the reas...
  • MERS: Everything You Need to Know

    May 15, 2014 | 10 min
    So far, there have been over 500 cases have been reported and 145 deaths.The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus MERS-coV and was first reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012. Since then, MERS has spread throughout the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East. In May 2014, the first and second US case of MERS was confirmed.MERS is very dangerous and has extreme health risks. So far, there have been over 500 cases and 145 deaths. Those who are infected from MERS have a 30 percent chance of death.Before you lock yourself in your apartment, there are some important details of MERS you should know about.Where did this illness come from?Since MER...
  • Is Your Pet Making You Sick?

    May 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Don't worry, the pros of having a pet will always outweigh the risk of potentially getting sick. You love your four-legged companion like they are part of your family. You share everything with them; your food, your kisses and often times your bed. Your dog loves to run in the mud, jump in rivers and ponds and lick unidentifiable objects on the ground that pick up all sorts of germs and tracking them back through your house.Do you know where that tongue and those paws have been? Can all those pet germs actually make you sick?Prevention magazine wrote that there's a certain amount of ickiness you have to accept when you bring home a pet. Don't worry though; the pros of having a pet will alway...
  • Battle of the Sexes: Do Foods Affect Women Differently Than Men?

    May 8, 2014 | 10 min
    The sexes are more different than just the obvious anatomical differences. What's good for a man may not necessarily be good for a woman.The sexes are more different than just the obvious anatomical differences. What's good for a man may not necessarily be good for a woman.In general, women need fewer calories than men because of the differences in body structures. This also means that women and men need different types of foods and nutrients.What foods should women be eating?Women generally need foods that rich in iron, especially when you're menstruating. Fish, meat, poultry, spinach. To better absorb iron; you should be pairing it with vitamin C to help maximize the absorption of iron.Cal...
  • Does Your Food Affect Your Sleep?

    May 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Let's face it, how you eat during the day depends on the sleep quality you'll be getting at night.You're fully aware of the numerous benefits sleep has on your health, but do you really get the right amount of shut-eye each night? Doubt it, not many people do.In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are calling insufficient sleep a public health epidemic.What's causing insufficient sleep?You may think you've heard all the possible reasons why you're getting horrible sleep at night: You're watching TV or Netflix on your computer in bed, you're constantly checking your phone, you've had too much caffeine in the day or you're stressed about the days to come.What about your diet, ...
  • Can Fish Oil Prevent Damage from Strokes?

    May 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Fish oil can be obtained by eating fish or by taking a supplement and have numerous health benefits relating to the heart and blood system.A stroke, also known as a brain attack happens when blood flow to a part of your brain stops and can cause brain damage and even death. In fact, according to the National Stroke Association stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in America and the leading cause of adult disability.Can fish oil prevent the damage of a stroke?Diagnosing if a stroke is happening and increase blood flow to those parts of the brain could prevent permanent untreatable damage.Fish oil can be obtained by eating fish or by taking a supplement and have numerous health benefits...
  • Melatonin Improves Bone Health

    May 8, 2014 | 10 min
    Age-related bone loss is a serious condition and can be prevented most of the time.Age-related bone loss is a serious condition. It not only increases the risk for fractures, but also increases the risk for death especially if bone loss occurs quickly. This is why it's important to stay active as you age, as this can preserve bone mass and strength.Staying active with exercises such as weight bearing and resistance exercises are a great way to build up bone density.It's also important to take supplements that are high in Vitamin D and Vitamin K2. Calcium is important, but if you're low in vitamin D and K2 the calcium doesn't work properly in your body.Have you thought about using melatonin t...
  • Reversing Human Conditions With Regenerative Medicine

    Apr 24, 2014 | 10 min
    Regenerative medicine is revolutionizing health management, offering potential solutions for a myriad of diseases and conditions.Regenerative medicine is the emerging process of replacing (regenerating) human cells, tissues or organs in order to restore and establish normal function with just a small piece of your own skin tissue. Regenerative medicine may become the most powerful tool to improve the human condition by finding ways to boost the body's innate ability to repair itself.Regenerative medicine is revolutionizing health management, offering potential solutions for a myriad of diseases and conditions.You now have the opportunity to save your skin cells at a cell bank. A cell bank is...
  • Surviving Cancer Against All Odds

    Apr 24, 2014 | 10 min
    Radical remission is when you heal from cancer that is medical inexplicable.If you or a loved on has been diagnosed or been through treatment for cancer, you know it's a process that takes a lot out of the patient. There's always a heavy emphasis on the unfortunate outcomes cancer can have, but what about those who survive cancer?Despite medical evidence of the existence of statistically unexpected, or "spontaneous remission," from cancer, Kelly Turner, PhD oncology, was shocked to learn that no one was studying cases of people who recovered from cancer against all odds, without the help of conventional medicine, or after conventional medicine had failed.Radical remission is when you heal fr...
  • Your Food is Making You Sick

    Apr 24, 2014 | 10 min
    If you're constantly tired, cranky and sluggish, maybe it's time to change your food.Have you ever heard the saying, "you are what you eat?" What you are putting into your body is quickly transformed into energy. It only makes sense then if you eat a high caloric, fatty, sugary breakfast you're going to feel sluggish, tired and hungry again within a few hours.We are eating prepackaged foods loaded with sugars, salts and artificial ingredients, colors and flavorings.What cumulative effect is this having on our health? It's a no brainer.It's not a surprise that as a country our health is a growing concern. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease are all on the rise. In fact according to the American ...
  • Vital Tests and Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer

    Apr 24, 2014 | 10 min
    Newer tests and treatment options are proving quite promising for men with prostate cancer.When it comes to prostate cancer, recent advances may help you avoid unnecessary surgery or radiation.According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer found in men other than skin cancer. Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, behind lung cancer.Prostate cancer is a cancer of the prostate gland, an organ that forms a ring around the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.Usually, in order to test for prostate cancer, you would have to go undergo a PSA exam or, Prostate-Specific Ant...
  • Do You Have a Food Sensitivity and Not Know it?

    Apr 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Food sensitivities are very common and have a more serious impact on your health than previously thought.Has it ever occurred to you that fatigue, weight gain, abdominal discomfort, headaches and aging skin could be due to food sensitivity?Eating the same food every day increases your risk of developing an immune reaction, which raises inflammation and might be the underlying cause of some of your symptoms. The problem is, you may not even know which foods are causing you to feel this way.Just to be clear, the difference between a food allergy and food sensitivity can be confusing and often times mixed up. A food allergy is dangerous immune reaction involving you immunoglobulin (IgE) antibod...
  • Home Tips to Keep Your Allergies at Ease

    Apr 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Healthy home tips for relieving allergy symptoms.Medicine and supplements can help prevent and treat allergy symptoms, but did you know there are natural remedies found in your home and office that can help reduce your miserable allergy symptoms?For instance, removing all nylon curtains and vinyl shower curtains can decrease allergy symptoms without even having to take drugs.It's important to remember that the springtime is one of most common seasons for allergies. The weather is changing, flowers are blooming and allergens flow freely through the air. In certain areas, you may need to turn on your AC due to the warmer weather. Sometimes, your indoor air conditioner can be worse for you than...
  • Healing Arthritis Through Natural Foods

    Apr 17, 2014 | 10 min
    Arthritis limits activities of millions, preventing you from being able to climb stairs or walk more than short distances. Can you heal through foods?As you age, your joint cartilage begins to wear away (the main protector of your joint) causing your bones to rub against each other causing you inflammation, excruciating pain and damaged joints.According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects roughly 46 million adults and 300,000 children in America alone.What if there was a way to ease your symptoms naturally?A new field of study links chronic inflammation not only to the development of arthritis but also to all other lifestyle diseases such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. The...
  • Protocal for Arthritis: New Approach to Prevent Arthritis

    Apr 17, 2014 | 10 min
    According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects roughly 46 million adults and 300,000 children in America alone.Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more of your joints that causes stiffness, joint damage and pain. Did you know that arthritis is referred to as a single disease but has more than 100 medical conditions? However, with more than 100 medical conditions all affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically your joints.According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis affects roughly 46 million adults and 300,000 children in America alone.The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, due to aging and wear and tear on your joints. Even though Osteoarthritis cannot be ...
  • 10 Tips to Help Kids Eat Healthier

    Apr 17, 2014 | 10 min
    What if you taught your kids the importance of food, where it comes from and why you need certain food groups to fuel your body?Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you to eat your fruits and vegetables? Sitting at the dinner table until your plate was clear of leafy greens was like torture. If this method didn't work out for you, it probably isn't going to work on your own kids.As a society that is constantly on the go, it's no surprise that the distance between food education and nutrition is growing. Children mimic those around them within their environments. That means if you're not eating healthy, your eating habits are rubbing off on your kids.A new study from Business In...
  • Lose Sleep, Lose Brain Cells?

    Apr 10, 2014 | 10 min
    Losing sleep? You could also be losing your brain cells, according to the results of a latest study.Do you have problems falling and staying asleep? You're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health epidemic. Did you know you might be losing brain cells from losing sleep?Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania placed mice on different sleep schedules to study the effect it had on their brains. What they found was somewhat surprising.Not only did the lack of sleep prove to be damaging, the outcomes turned out to be worse than expected. Lack of sleep increases oxidative stress and kills neurons.The researchers broke up ...
  • Getting Rid of Varicose Veins

    Apr 10, 2014 | 10 min
    Varicose veins are more than just a cosmetic issue.Varicose veins are swollen, twisted and often painful veins that are full of an abnormal amount of blood. Any of your veins could potentially become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are in you feet and legs.One-way valves in your veins allow blood to flow freely from your feet and legs into your heart. When the blood flow isn't working properly, blood builds up in your legs causing these veins to become large and painful.For the nearly 80 million Americans – including 46 percent of men – who have vein disease, it is more than just a cosmetic issue. If left untreated, it can lead to a number of serious health issues, including r...
  • The M.I.N.D Protocol For Alzheimer's and Dementia

    Apr 10, 2014 | 10 min
    A disease treatment strategy that targets the proposed causes of Alzheimer's disease.If you know someone with Alzheimer's disease, you know that one day his or her mind can be functioning exceptionally well. Then on other days, you notice the memory loss or confusion.Constant development in research has been led to find numerous factors in why you or someone you know could have Alzheimer's.There are also just as many sources to help prevent Alzheimer's. This could be Metabolism and core factors contributing to dementia, inflammation and infections damaging brain cells, nutritional deficiencies and drug use and overmedication; aka M.I.N.D.The MIND protocol, designed by Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, t...
  • The Latest in Alzheimer’s research

    Apr 10, 2014 | 10 min
    New discoveries of the causes of Alzheimer's disease is opening the door for exciting new treatment options.Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disorder that damages and eventually destroys brain cells that lead to memory loss, changes in brain function and thinking. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than five million Americans are living with this disease and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.Over 85% of all Alzheimer's cases occur in the United States, Western Europe and developed Asian countries. Rising led many experts to research the impact pollution, toxins and cellular health has on developing Alzheimer's disease.What are some of the biochemistry resea...
  • Does Oil Pulling Offer Real Health Benefits?

    Apr 10, 2014 | 10 min
    Swishing a small amount of oil in your mouth for several minutes may improve your overall health.Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurveda practice that has gained popularity in the U.S over the past couple of years. Placing a tablespoon of oil into your mouth, swishing it around and pulling it through your teeth and gums for 20 minutes. Oil pulling claims to remove unwanted bacteria, plaque and toxins from your mouth.Many people are touting the health benefits of oil pulling, claiming it treats conditions like diabetes, asthma, acne, migraines, and allergies. Oil pulling has also been shown to help with gingivitis and bad breath.But what is the real scoop on this ancient practice? Is it really som...
  • 6 Foods for a Better Mood

    Mar 27, 2014 | 10 min
    "Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food" -HippocratesYou've heard the saying, "you are what you eat" all throughout your life. Is this actually true, or just some cleaver advertisement to get you to buy healthy foods?Put it to the test.If you were to stop right now and acknowledge how you're feeling, what would you say? Have you ever considered that what you're eating could directly affect the way that you're feeling?Foods you're eating can actually make a big difference in the way you feel. Take coffee for example. Did you know that Americans get most of their antioxidants from coffee than anything else?According to the Achieves of Internal Medicine, Coffee drinkers ...
  • Essentials of Hypertension: How to Gain Control

    Mar 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Despite huge profits made by big pharma on anti-hypertension drugs, hypertension continues to silently kill.According to the Centers for Disease Control, one-third of the people in the U.S. have hypertension. Half of the victims don't know they have it and could run the risk of heart attack, stroke and other life-threatening emergencies.Hypertension is referred to as an abnormally high blood pressure that causes your arteries to persistently have elevated blood pressure. You can have hypertension for many years without any symptoms, giving it the name, the silent killer.However, there are some symptoms to watch out for if your blood pressure readings came back higher than normal. If you're c...
  • Green & Red Superfoods for Getting Healthy

    Mar 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Green and red foods are detox powerhouses and are essential for getting healthy. Which ones should you be eating?Superfoods are known as nutrient-rich foods that are extremely beneficial for your health and well-being. You may know that by eating certain superfoods, you can maintain your weight, fight disease and ultimately live a longer life.You may think that you need to go to some secret health food store in order to find superfoods. That is not the case, superfoods are amongst you in your grocery store, it may just take some extra digging to find these hidden green and red gems.Do you know which green and red superfoods you should be eating to help boost your health?One red superfood is ...
  • Melatonin: It’s Not Just For Sleep

    Mar 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Melatonin is known as a natural sleep aid, but what about the other benefits?Did you know that melatonin isn't just for sleep? Melatonin is actually a hormone made by the pineal gland, a tiny gland in your brain. Melatonin is mainly in charge of regulating your sleep and wake cycles. However, melatonin is also used to help slow digestion, calms your brain waves and relaxes your muscles.What if you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep? You're not alone. According to the CDC, sleep insufficiency is a growing problem and considered a public health epidemic. The Sleep Disorders Research at the National Institute of Health about 30-40 percent of adults say they suffer from chronic insom...
  • Can Probiotics Help You Lose Weight?

    Feb 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Probiotics can help your stomach feel better, but can they slim your stomach too? A new study finds that it might. Every day there seems to be a new diet trick out there to help you lose unwanted weight, especially in those hard to reach areas like your tummy. What about using probiotics that naturally target your gut health to help the process?Probiotics are essential in your body's nutrition and contain healthy bacteria found in your gut. This healthy bacteria is used to help prevent gastrointestinal issues. Probiotics can also be taken as a supplement to help replenish your gut.A recent study conducted and published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2013 wondered the same thing: Can ...
  • Foods Never to Feed Your Pets

    Feb 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Just because it's good, doesn't mean it's good for your pet.Foods that are perfectly suitable for human consumption, as well as other animals, may be toxic and even poisonous to your pet, causing a serious threat to its health and well being.Even though your pet might be begging, or giving you that cute look, it's important to understand that not all foods are okay for your pet to consume. Not all animals are affected the same way by the foods you feed them, but would you want to take that risk?For example, did you know that feeding your dogs grapes causes kidney insufficiency?Some other foods that you should avoid giving your dog are raisins, chocolate, garlic, onions, chives, xylitol and a...
  • Race & Vitamin D3 Deficiency: Are You At Risk?

    Feb 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Low vitamin D plays a role in all age-related diseases afflicting African Americans.Optimizing vitamin D blood through diet and supplements will help reduce the risk and prevent the development of age-related diseases so prevalent within the African American population, who for various reasons have a hard time maintaining adequate blood levels.All of your cells in your body have a Vitamin D receptor, so when your cells are Vitamin D3 deficient, your cells are not working the way they should be. This can lead to diabetes, hypertension, and adrenal disease.Majority of the population is vitamin D deficient, but within the African-American population, 98 percent are affected by vitamin D deficie...
  • Does Race Play a Factor In Your Health?

    Feb 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know African-Americans are more likely to develop more health related illnesses and diseases than any other race?African-Americans are more affected by high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and cancer than any other race. African-Americans are three times more likely to die from asthma than white Americans. Did you also know that roughly 42 percent of African-American men and more than 45 percent of African-American women from the age 20 and older have high blood pressure?What are the factors that separate African-Americans from any other race on such a huge level?Even though lifestyle factors can play a role in determining almost any health risk in any race, that is not just the cas...
  • Are You Taking The Wrong Supplements?

    Feb 27, 2014 | 10 min
    Trying to find the right supplements for your body can be overwhelming and frustrating.There are hundreds of supplements to choose from at health stores, online stores and your grocery stores. Not knowing which supplements you need makes the searching and buying process overwhelming.Everyone's body is different and can require more or less intake of specific nutrients, but your body just like everyone else's body needs the same foundation of nutrients.How do you know which supplements are for you?A supplement pyramid can make the process of picking out what your body needs can save you from frustration and confusion. Moving up from the bottom of the pyramid to the top, the supplements start ...
  • Top 3 Anti-Aging Supplements

    Feb 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Nature has given us additional tools in the form of antioxidants to help fight and even reverse aging. As such, it's no surprise that exploring them in depth has been a major focal point of ours for decades.There are so many nutrients that can help with anti-aging. What's important to remember is that your skin differs than anyone's skin.There are also various theories about why we age, some of them being the loss of hormones, the loss of cell membranes, the loss of neurotransmitters or the most recognized theory is the loss of cell energy.Why do our cell energy levels decrease over time and cause anti-aging and what are some supplements to help your skin?The first supplement Coenzyme Q10, w...
  • Tips for coping with your child’s asthma

    Feb 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Avoid feeling helpless and learn how to help your child prevent asthma attacks.Did you know that an average of 36,000 children miss school everyday because of asthma symptoms which causes roughly 14 million lost school days each year?Allergens, the environment and changes in temperature can cause an increase in your child's mucus production and inflammation in your child's large and small airways making it harder to breathe.Most parents are unaware of the symptoms associated with asthma and most children's cases are left untreated. You don't have to feel helpless, there are some ways to be proactive.No matter how hard it may be, try not to take matters into your own hands, especially now-a-d...
  • Top Benefits of Magnesium

    Feb 13, 2014 | 10 min
    The importance of magnesium to good health is underrated by conventional doctors.Magnesium is an essential mineral that is found inside your body. In order for you to be functioning at your best, you need normal to high levels of magnesium.You make think there's a different reason why you have chronic headaches, ingestion and even high blood pressure, did you think to check your magnesium levels?Probably not. Many Americans have no idea that they have low levels of magnesium or what the benefits of magnesium are.Your body has over 300 enzyme systems that depend heavily on magnesium. Your body cannot produce magnesium on it's own and constantly needs magnesium.One of the main benefits of magn...
  • Dangerous Consequences of Magnesium Deficiency

    Feb 13, 2014 | 10 min
    Despite all the breakthrough drugs designed to avoid heart attacks, heart disease remains the number one killer of Americans. Are we missing something?Magnesium is a key mineral in your body and has several important functions that help you maintain a healthy life. Magnesium is essential in more than 300 chemical reactions in your body such as the detoxification process, muscle and nerve function, energy production and blood pressure regulation.Did you know that roughly 80 percent of Americans are magnesium deficient? Why is this percentage so high?You think that you're getting enough through foods that are soiled and placed in your grocery stores. However this is simply not the case. Many a...
  • Undergoing Cancer Treatments? 5 Ways To Replenish Your Body With Food

    Feb 13, 2014 | 10 min
    A healthy, nutritious diet is really important when you're being treated for cancer.If you or a loved one is fighting cancer, it's essential to know that your food choices can help the outcome of your treatments. You're probably thinking you're going to have to spend money and time looking around for fresh, organic food.You're wrong.Instead, focusing on certain food groups will be more beneficial than worrying about if you can eat you're fruit you purchased from a local grocery store. Picking certain foods over others will help you replenish your body while undergoing treatments.The first thing you want to do while undergoing treatment is finding foods with a detox benefit. You not only want...
  • Can Chocolate Reduce Body Fat?

    Jan 30, 2014 | 10 min
    New research reveals chocolate's fat burning potential.Many of us feel guilty after eating chocolate.After all, we've been lead to believe that it's completely unhealthy and fattening for most of our lives.A recent study, however, actually associated eating chocolate with less body fat. Is this true or just wishful thinking?
  • Reduce Hot Flashes Without Hormones

    Jan 30, 2014 | 10 min
    An almost "too good to be true" formulation of natural extracts is stopping hot flashes cold!The next generation solution for hot flashes is EstroG-100 ...an all-natural, botanical, safe and non-toxic formulation.This is a women's health supplement that is practical and has multiple proven benefits including: Decreased severity and frequency of hot flashes and improved vaginal dryness.
  • The Acid & Alkaline Food Guide

    Jan 30, 2014 | 10 min
    In order to be healthy, the bodies requires an acid-base balance.In the last few years, researchers around the world have increasingly reported the importance of acid-alkaline balance.The Acid-Alkaline Food Guide was designed as an easy-to-follow guide to the most common foods that influence your body's pH level.Now in its Second Edition, this bestseller has been expanded to include many more domestic and international foods.Updated information also explores the myths about pH balance and diet, and guides the reader to supplements that can help the body achieve a healthy pH level.
  • Acidic Food Causing You to Age?

    Jan 30, 2014 | 9 min
    An internal acidic environment is damaging to your cells and tissues.Most cellular functions require a non-acid environment.This means if you're eating too many acidic foods, your cells and tissues are struggling to function properly.The result can be cancerous growths, cellular damage and even cellular death.
  • Why You Should Take a Multivitamin

    Jan 30, 2014 | 10 min
    In today's world, supplementing your diet with vitamins and minerals is an absolute necessity.The healthiest diets fall short in terms of supplying the optimal amount of nutrients you need not just to survive, but to thrive.Dr. Mike will discuss how your health is threatened on a daily basis by hidden ingredients in the food you eat, by environmental toxins right inside your home, and by the effects of chronic stress on your body.You'll be convinced that nutritional supplements aren't just a good idea in today's modern world, they're essential.
  • Boosting Collagen: The Science Behind Younger Looking Skin

    Jan 23, 2014 | 10 min
    One of the most visible signs of aging occurs in the skin, where once firm, healthy collagen strands give way to wrinkling, dryness, and looseness.One of the most visible signs of aging occurs in the skin, where once firm, healthy collagen strands give way to wrinkling, dryness, and looseness.Fortunately, nature has provided nutrients that when applied topically, can increase your own production of collagen and protect it from the damaging effects of sun, wind and stress.
  • Reverse the Aging Process: Eat for Your Cells

    Jan 23, 2014 | 10 min
    The secret to success is that, unlike an automobile, the human body is a self-repairing system.In his exciting new book, Never Feel Old Again, scientist Raymond Francis offers a simple road map to anyone who wants to slow, and even reverse, the aging process.As he explains, just like an automobile, the body ages as a result of a lack of maintenance and accumulated repair deficits.The secret to success is that, unlike an automobile, the human body is a self-repairing system.The key is to eat for your cells, helping them stay in good repair, keeping the body biologically young even though it is becoming chronologically older.
  • Protecting Your Health Rights

    Jan 23, 2014 | 9 min
    What can you do to ensure your health rights are protected and preserved?The FDA was established in 1906 to protect the U.S. public from mis-branded and adulterated foods and drugs.While the original intent may have been honorable, over the years, the mission has become tainted by lobbyists and money.James Gormley, joins Dr. Mike to discuss ways for protecting yourself against the government's war on health freedom.
  • The FDA's Silent War Against Health Freedom

    Jan 23, 2014 | 10 min
    How much health freedom do we really have in the United States?Who controls the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and what are the real goals of this powerful agency?These are the central questions explored in Health at Gunpoint, a book that brings into clear focus the silent war being waged by the FDA against American consumers.
  • Treating Heart Burn Naturally

    Jan 23, 2014 | 10 min
    Did you know that orange peels contain a powerful nutrient for treating heart burn?Have you ever wondered why you see so many TV commercials for heartburn medications such as Prilosec® and Tagamet®?It's because a startling 40% of the adult population suffers from either heart burn or a more serious condition known as gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).If this sounds like you and you're not into taking drugs, a safe and extremely effective option is d-limonene, a natural compound found in orange peels.
  • Boost Your Love Life With Oxytocin

    Jan 16, 2014 | 10 min
    Whether it's between a mother and her new born or between two lovers, oxytocin is the hormone that binds us.Many over time have argued that monogamy is "unnatural," but modern science is actually painting a very different story.In fact, it seems that we may be hardwired for monogamous relationships after all, and oxytocin, otherwise known as the "love hormone," may have something to do with it.Dr. Mike discusses ways to get a little more of this love hormone.
  • Feel Healthy & Lose Weight with the Pritikin Diet

    Jan 16, 2014 | 10 min
    It is a popular misconception that you have to starve yourself and abandon any notion of enjoying food in order to lose weight.It is a popular misconception that you have to starve yourself and abandon any notion of enjoying food in order to lose weight."There is a myth in this country," states Dr. Gayle Canfield, "that healthy eating is too difficult to follow".The most important and rewarding thing Dr. Canfield does is giving people confidence that they can eat to be healthy.Her patients learn that a healthy lifestyle is not about deprivation. It's about all sorts of wonderful foods like fresh grilled seafood, savory pastas, incredible desserts – and most importantly, feeling the best that...
  • Reignite & Rebuild Your Metabolism

    Jan 16, 2014 | 1 min
    Becoming a fat burning machine doesn't happen overnight but it can happen relatively quickly if you restore youthful metabolism.While there are many diets that claim to help people lose 15 pounds in 15 days, they rarely help dieters keep the pounds off.With The Colorado Diet and the focus on a "Mile-High Metabolism," residents from every state in the nation can achieve weight-loss success and develop that keeps weight off.
  • State of Slim: The Colorado Diet

    Jan 16, 2014 | 8 min
    Why people from Colorado are the leanest in the nation.Americans are getting fatter. A third of them are now obese - not just a few pounds overweight, but heavy enough to put their health in jeopardy.But, one state bucks the trend. Colorado is the leanest state in the nation, but not because of something in the air or the water.Rather, it's where diet, activity, and environment perfectly intersect.
  • 3 Reasons the USA Lags Behind in Life Expectancy

    Jan 16, 2014 | 10 min
    Amidst all the focus on health insurance, it's crucial not to lose focus on the fact that the United States is lagging behind in life expectancy.Amidst all the focus on health insurance, it's crucial not to lose focus on the fact that the United States is lagging behind in life expectancy.The recently published report, U.S. Health in International Perspectives: Shorter Lives, Poorer Health, demonstrates not only how low our life expectancy is relative to other developed countries, but also how far we have fallen even in the last 30 years.Why are we not realizing the same gains that countries with comparable incomes are?Dr. Mike has three possible reasons why we don't live as long as other cu...
  • Why Food is the Problem AND the Solution

    Jan 9, 2014 | 10 min
    Discover the hidden dangers in the foods you eat and why they could be responsible for making you sick and tired.In her new book, Eat Healthy. Be Healthy at Any Age, Jane Falke identifies problem foods that promote acidic cells and tissues leading to allergies, inflammation, toxicity and age-related diseases.Although avoiding these foods is important, it's often not enough. We need to proactively eat the foods that can reverse the damage that's already been done.
  • Steps to Take after Being Diagnosed with a Serious Condition

    Jan 9, 2014 | 10 min
    Making informed decisions will help you meet the challenges of your illness and minimize the aggravation inherent in our current healthcare maze.When you first receive the upsetting news that you have a serious condition such as cancer, you naturally feel distressed.After the initial anger, fear, and sadness, you often feel overwhelmed and lost. You don't know what steps to take next.Dr. Melissa E. Clarke, a Harvard-educated physician for over 20 years, joins Dr. Mike to discuss steps you should take after being diagnosed with a serious condition.
  • How to Stay Sick & Tired

    Jan 9, 2014 | 10 min
    Are you jeopardizing your health by practicing bad habits that keep you sick?Most of us create a list of New Year's resolutions to finally get healthy. But we forget that we also need to create a list of our bad habits – so we can stop doing them.The bad habits that got us unhealthy in the first place are the same bad habits that prevent any good ones from helping us. So make your list of healthy resolutions; but also be honest with yourself and list the bad ones as well.Do the good ones and stop the bad ones – a simple rule for finally getting healthy.
  • Best Nutrition Tips for 2014

    Jan 9, 2014 | 10 min
    A common New Year's resolution is to eat healthier. But what does that mean and how do we accomplish it on a day-to-day basis?Dr. Kathy Gruver, an acclaimed naturopathic physician and author of The Alternative Medicine Cabinet, is an expert in using supplements, nutrition, homeopathy, and massage as alternatives to Western medicine.She joins Dr. Mike to define "eating healthier" and to discuss her top nutrition tips for 2014.
  • Ranking Popular Weight Loss Supplements

    Jan 9, 2014 | 7 min
    Which weight loss supplements are safe and actually work? Dr. Mike has created a ranking system for popular weight loss products – did yours rank well?With so many options and sensational claims, how can you know which weight loss supplements are safe and actually work? Well, with Dr. Mike's ranking system you can know for sure.He applies his system to the top 10 sellers and ranks the weight loss supplements from best to worst. Ranking weight loss supplements will give you peace of mind and a fighting chance to succeed at losing weight.
  • Ginger: Not Just for Stomach Aches

    Dec 19, 2013 | 5 min
    Ginger goes way beyond helping to settle your stomach; it also reduces pain and inflammation.Ginger contains ultra-potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols, which are the substances that many scientists believe are responsible for the reduction in inflammation people experience when they start taking ginger supplements regularly.Case in point: a recent study involving patients who tried conventional drugs to alleviate painful symptoms found that 100% of patients with muscular discomfort experienced relief of pain or swelling when they consumed ginger on a daily basis.Dr. Mike explains all the benefits of ginger, as well as how you can easily incorporate it into your daily regimen.
  • Hypnosis: Real Relief from Chronic Pain

    Dec 19, 2013 | 10 min
    Hypnosis and mind-body techniques are helping millions of people live free of pain.Some people believe that hypnosis and other mind-body techniques hold the key to stopping chronic pain, without having to take dangerous drugs.But do they really work?Michael Ellner, certified medical hypnotist and self-help coach, joins Dr. Mike to discuss how you can use hypnosis and other mind-body techniques to live a healthy, pain-free life.
  • Suzanne Somers’ Secrets For Staying Young

    Dec 19, 2013 | 10 min
    Suzanne is vibrant, energized and active – and she'll tell you how you can be too.Don't miss Suzanne Somers' tips for staying young.She'll discuss with Dr. Mike everything from fresh foods and cooking methods to supplements and hormones – all geared towards helping you live healthier, longer.
  • How to Safely Replace Hormones

    Dec 19, 2013 | 10 min
    Suzanne Somers' teaches how to safely replace your hormones.If you've read her new book, I'm Too Young For This! you know how Suzanne feels about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).She thinks it's the new way to age. Thanks to BHRT she enjoys robust health, balanced hormones, strong bones, and the energy of someone half her age.She joins Dr. Mike to discuss how you can have what she has – a vibrant, energy-filled life.
  • Are Hormones Safe to Take?

    Dec 19, 2013 | 10 min
    Your body makes them; so doesn't it make sense to replace them?It makes perfect sense to replace low levels of hormones.Without them, your brain cannot talk to your body. The result is disease and aging. So why are so many aging adults not taking hormones?They're scared. Well, let's dispel the myth that replacing hormones is dangerous.In this segment of Healthy Talk, Dr. Mike presents solid research and evidence supporting hormone replacement therapy.
  • This Natural Supplement Helps Suppress Appetite

    Dec 12, 2013 | 10 min
    Suppress your appetite and stop cheating on your diet by taking white kidney bean extract.Excess calorie consumption has become epidemic in the United States.The invariable result is more overweight Americans and a litany of associated health problems. A crucial component of a longevity or weight loss program is reducing portion size and the quantity of ingested calories.A natural supplement has been developed to help tame hunger and promote satiety so more people can adhere to lower-calorie diets.
  • Cooking Healthy Food for the Holidays

    Dec 12, 2013 | 2 min
    Making healthy holiday meals that taste good too.Does the thought of preparing a holiday meal stress you out? Want to learn new – and more healthful – ways to prepare some old-time favorites?Elliott Prag, is a full-time chef instructor at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health (NGI) and frequent contributor to Vegetarian Times.He joins Dr. Mike to discuss ways to make healthy meals that taste good too.
  • Boswellia: Mystical Plant for Managing Pain

    Dec 12, 2013 | 10 min
    Also known as frankincense, boswellia produces a sap containing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic compounds.There are few herbs that have boswellia's mystical reputation.For centuries, it was considered sacred by many religions, both for its healing properties and traditional importance in many religious rituals.Also known as frankincense, boswellia produces a sap containing anti-inflammatory and antiseptic compounds.Taking in pill form, and extract from it can significantly reduce pain and improve mood.
  • Lifestyle Changes to Manage Pain

    Dec 12, 2013 | 10 min
    Changing ingrained habits can be a painful process. However, it's an essential part of leading a pain free life.While changing your lifestyle to include more exercise and better diet to reduce your weight will probably ease your pain, changing ingrained habits can be a painful process. However, it's an essential part of leading a pain free life.Dr. Reza Ghorbani joins Dr. Mike to discuss the simple steps we can take to reduce chronic pain.
  • Probiotics Essential to a Healthy Gut

    Dec 12, 2013 | 10 min
    Replenishing your gut with probiotics can lead to fewer chronic diseases and a stronger immune system.Probiotics have formed a vital part of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern diets for thousands of years, in the form of fermented milk and vegetable products such as yogurt and pickles.They are credited, in part, for the relatively low rates of chronic, age-related diseases that prevail in those regions.Dr. Mike discusses how you can benefit from healthy gut bacteria through diet and supplementation.
  • Did a High School Student Cure Cancer?

    Dec 5, 2013 | 10 min
    Nanoparticles, infrared light and melting tumors – a simple science project for Angela Zhang.Most teenage girls spend their free time with their friends and figuring out how to outwit their parents. But Angela Zhang spends her time somewhat more productively: The 17 year old has found a possible cure for cancer.The extraordinary sophomore at Harvard University was the 2011 Siemens National Individual Winner in math and science and the recipient of a $100,000 scholarship.Her research on cancer diagnostics and therapy has been featured on CNN and CBS. Additionally, Angela has presented her research to President Obama at the 2012 White House Science Fair.She joins Dr. Mike to talk about her res...
  • Sitting Kills. Moving Heals.

    Dec 5, 2013 | 7 min
    Learn about a few simple, everyday movements for preventing pain, illness and even early death.While the technologies of modern times have given us improved quality of life and vastly increased life-expectancy, they have not come without costs.Effectively, our minds are over-loaded with information while our physical bodies are under-loaded, despite the seeming increase in "exercise."Dr. Joan Vernikos, research scientist and former director of NASA's Life Sciences Division, presents a comprehensive explanation for why Americans are so unhealthy — and delivers the solution, an easy-to-follow, scientifically proven plan to restore Americans' health.
  • New Approach to Treating Hypothyroidism

    Dec 5, 2013 | 10 min
    An 8 point treatment regimen centered in natural, bio-identical hormone and thyroid therapy, allergy treatment, proper nutrition, and supplementation.Since 1989, Dr. Steven Hotze and his team of medical experts have treated over 25,000 hypothyroid patients successfully using his 8-point treatment regimen centered in natural, bioidentical hormone and thyroid therapy, allergy treatment, proper nutrition, and vitamin and mineral supplementation.Dr. Hotze likes to say "If you're sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, don't waste another minute. Get your life back today!"
  • Hypothyroidism: Getting the Correct Diagnosis

    Dec 5, 2013 | 10 min
    Using a blood test to diagnose hypothyroidism might not be as accurate as previously thought.In the 1960s, pharmaceutical companies started coming out with synthetic thyroid hormone and developed a blood test to determine and diagnose hypothyroidism.The blood test became the standard of diagnosis and it's still used today. But, given new information on the scientific docket, using this test often leads to a misdiagnosis.Dr. Steven Hotze joins Dr. Mike to discuss how you and your doctor can overcome this serious problem.
  • Using Mung Bean to Lower Inflammation

    Dec 5, 2013 | 10 min
    Chronic inflammation accelerates aging and is an underlying factor in many of the diseases associated with aging.Chronic inflammation accelerates aging and is an underlying factor in many of the diseases associated with aging.But by reducing this chronic inflammation, you can actually live a longer and substantially healthier life.How do you do this?A new target for lowering inflammation is HMGB-1 – what some scientists are calling the "inflammatory switch" in aging adults.Researchers have discovered that an extract from mung beans can inhibit HMGB-1 and dramatically lower inflammation.Join Dr. Mike to learn more about this exciting research.
  • All Natural Migraine Treatments

    Nov 21, 2013 | 1 min
    Maintaining balanced neurotransmitter levels along with healthy blood flow to the brain can be an effective strategy to lessen the impact of a migraine headache.Research has shown that two ingredients, magnesium and gastrodin, an exotic orchid extract, work in unique ways to lessen the distress of migraine pain.Magnesium has been shown to be a major factor in relaxing the smooth muscles within the blood vessels. This in turn supports normal blood flow and helps promote head comfort.Gastrodin enhances the presence of the calming neurotransmitter, GABA. Studies show that the combination of magnesium and gastrodin is a powerful, effective, all-natural migraine treatment.
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency: An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses

    Nov 21, 2013 | 10 min
    Low vitamin B12 is common and often misdiagnosed, leaving people to needlessly suffer.Vitamin B12 is essential for healthy cell growth and repair. When it's low, all sorts of symptoms and problems develop, from anxiety and depression to muscles spasms and memory loss.Sally Pacholok, an emergency room nurse with over 25 years' experience, joins Dr. Mike to discuss her own journey of misdiagnoses and failed therapies.She is passionate about the need to educate the public about the dangerous consequences of this hidden and all-too-common disease.
  • Alternative Cancer Therapies With Traditional Treatments

    Nov 21, 2013 | 10 min
    How cancer patients can blend alternative therapies with traditional cancer treatments.Information is the best weapon in the fight for your life. Dr. Kevin Ryan empowers patients with knowledge in his book, When Tumor is the Rumor and Cancer is the Answer.He joins Dr. Mike to discuss how cancer patients can blend alternative therapies with traditional cancer treatments. His book is a guide for patients from diagnosis through treatment and even death.The goal, he says, is to make patients active participants in their treatment, at home and in the examination room.
  • The Healing Power of Stem Cells

    Nov 21, 2013 | 10 min
    A forward thinking foot and ankle surgeon uses stem cells to treat common runner's injuries.Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Richard Braver, has begun utilizing both platelet rich plasma injections and stem cell treatments for common injuries.The goal of these procedures is to allow for patients to heal from injuries using the body's own healing mechanisms as opposed to traditional surgeries.These FDA-approved, non-surgical therapies have proven ideal for athletes, including Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Hines Ward and Brandon Roy, as well as those who wish to avoid surgical procedures.
  • Stimulating Brain Cell Regeneration

    Nov 21, 2013 | 10 min
    Improving mental performance through brain cell regeneration is possible with gastrodin, an extract of the exotic orchid Gastrodia elata.Your brain is under assault from environmental toxins, oxidative stress, inflammation, and excess sugar.Collectively, these factors contribute to an excited state of neurotoxicity that accelerates brain aging and brain degeneration.Gastrodin, an exotic orchid extract, helps to protect your brain by stimulating dormant brain cell regenerative properties – improving mental performance and energy.
  • Supplements to Boost Your Energy Reserves

    Nov 14, 2013 | 9 min
    Cordyceps and Korean ginseng provide quick and lasting energy.Tired of being tired all the time? Aging people often suffer from diminished energy and persistent tiredness.But contrary to popular belief, mental and physical fatigue are not always natural products of growing older.Cordyceps and Korean ginseng can provide quick and lasting energy without the crash that comes with consuming caffeinated and sugary drinks.
  • Energy Drinks: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

    Nov 14, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn what makes for a good energy drink and what makes for a not-so-good energy drink – one you'll probably want to avoid.Does a concoction of processed sugars and caffeine sound healthy? Of course not! But those are the two primary ingredients in most energy drinks. And the energy they provide is quick and fleeting to say the least. Tom Morse, founder of Rushmore Essentials, joins Dr. Mike to discuss the ingredients that you should look for, the ones that are found in healthy drinks that provide lasting energy.
  • How to Read Food Labels

    Nov 14, 2013 | 13 min
    Learning how to read food labels ensures that you'll not be seduced by manufacture unwarranted claims and marketing jargon.Processed food, fast food, adulterated and chemically enhanced foods make navigating the stocking of our pantries with healthy foods a truly mystifying chore.Mira Dessy, author of The Pantry Principle, joins Dr. Mike to discuss how to read food labels and not be misled by manufacture claims and marketing jargon enticing to you to buy their products.
  • What’s REALLY in Your Food?

    Nov 14, 2013 | 12 min
    How to avoid being seduced by the pretty pictures on the box or the marketing claims of the manufacturer.Many of us don't know where our food comes from, and we don't know what's really in it.Many of the edible-appearing products on grocery store shelves contain ingredients that have the potential to be harmful.While we may be seduced by the pretty pictures on the box, or the marketing claims by the manufacturer, we often don't really know what's in our food, trusting that if they are selling it, we can eat it.Unfortunately, that's not always the case.
  • The Trinity of Nutrients for Lowering Blood Sugar

    Nov 14, 2013 | 6 min
    Sorghum bran, white mulberry and phloridzin when used in combination can significantly and safely lower blood sugar.Three plant-derived nutrients, through their rich array of complementary mechanisms, afford an unrivaled level of optimal, broad-spectrum support for lowering dangerously high blood sugar levels.By targeting all of the diverse glucose pathways, sorghum bran, white mulberry and phloridzin deliver the widest possible support to help naturally stabilize blood sugar levels.
  • Benefits of Sprouted Grains

    Nov 7, 2013 | 10 min
    Sprouted grains contain all of the necessary nutrients for producing a whole new plant. These same nutrients are good for you as well.The body of research detailing the health benefits of sprouted whole grains is growing daily.Although it's important to remember that no standard, uniform definition of sprouted grains has been observed from one study to another, it's intriguing to see - even with a wide range of definitions - how many different benefits seem to be associated with sprouted grains.Join Dr. Mike to learn how you can incorporate sprouted grains into your regimen for incredible health results.
  • Your Diabetes Action Plan

    Nov 7, 2013 | 10 min
    Preventing the devastating consequences of diabetes requires a plan of action. Do you have one in place?Preventing the devastating consequences of diabetes requires a plan of action. Do you have one in place?Christine Lee joins Dr. Mike to discuss her book, The Essentials of Diabetes, which outlines a simple plan for gaining control over the disease and avoiding the dangerous and devastating consequence of high blood sugar.
  • Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver

    Nov 7, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Ruth shares her guide book for the Alzheimer caregiver.Dr. Ruth, a trusted name in relationship therapy, presents effective coping strategies for both the practical problems and emotional stresses of Alzheimer's care.More than 15 million Americans are responsible for the care of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease, a situation that can quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed while trying to balance between the full-time needs of a dependent adult and the caregiver's own physical and mental health.The tactics and resources presented in this book build confidence in the caregiver and provide health-guided advice on how to avoid burnout, and maintain a loving relationship with a spouse or pare...
  • Is Sex Over After Menopause?

    Nov 7, 2013 | 10 min
    Dr. Ruth Westheimer offers straight-to-the-point tips for staying sexually active after menopause.Dr. Ruth Westheimer realizes that as women age, they go through certain changes that may affect their libido or their confidence, which may lead them to thinking that sex is no longer an option.In her straight-to-the-point way, she is out to dispel that myth. In fact, she wrote an entire book on the topic titled, Dr. Ruth's Sex After 50.She joins Dr. Mike to discuss ways women can continue with a healthy, active sex life after menopause.
  • The Lesser Known Thyroid Test

    Nov 7, 2013 | 10 min
    Does your thyroid medication not work – even at higher doses? You might want to test your reverse T3 level.Millions of people with low thyroid remain symptomatic even when they are taking thyroid medication.Conventional doctors may or may not do anything about the symptoms, other than increasing the dose of the medication.However, a tested called reverse T3 may offer some insight to why some people with hypothyroid remain symptomatic even while taking medication.
  • The Many Benefits of Detox

    Oct 31, 2013 | 10 min
    Removing built-up toxins from your body is often the first step towards feeling better and living healthier.Although one may lose some weight in the process of encouraging proper detoxification, there is a bigger benefit with detox programs.It involves the overall health of the body and making sure it is functioning optimally in our overstressed, over-toxic environment. Brenda Watson joins Dr. Mike to discuss safe and effective ways to detox.
  • Exposing Hidden Environmental Toxins

    Oct 31, 2013 | 2 min
    Learn about two dangerous environmental toxins and how to protect against their toxic effects.Phthalates and triclosan are common environmental toxins, considered safe by the EPA, causing untold damage to our bodies.Dr. Mike discusses what they are, how they cause disease, and natural ways to protect you and your family from their toxic effects.
  • How Young Blood May Cure Cancer

    Oct 17, 2013 | 10 min
    Transfusing cancer patients with blood from young, healthy individuals offers hope for a cureThe Life Extension Foundation® has donated $800,000 to the South Florida Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute to fund a research project where activated immune cells from young people will be transfused into cancer patients with the objective of achieving a remission, complete response, or cure.The delay in moving forward with this project is that not enough young people have come forward to donate their blood.
  • PQQ: The Next Generation Energy Supplement

    Oct 17, 2013 | 5 min
    PQQ enhances cell energy by increasing the number of cellular powerhouses.An abundance of published studies underscores the critical importance of the mitochondria to overall health, especially as we age.Until recently, the only natural ways for aging individuals to increase the number of mitochondria in their bodies were long-term calorie restriction or exhaustive physical activity - which are difficult or impractical for most people to implement. PQQ offers a viable alternative.
  • Healthy Kid-Friendly Recipes

    Oct 17, 2013 | 10 min
    Getting kids to cook and eat healthy is easy with ChopChop Magazine's kid-friendly recipesChopChop, the fun cooking magazine, has introduced families to the joys and benefits of cooking together since 2010.Now, they've expanded the boundaries of the magazine in a new cookbook: CHOPCHOP: The Kids' Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family. Sally Sampson, the magazine's founder discusses her favorite kid-friendly recipes.
  • Cooking Up a Cure for Childhood Obesity

    Oct 17, 2013 | 10 min
    Teaching kids how to cook and helping them develop a healthy relationship with food are real solutions to childhood obesityChopChop Magazine, which just won the prestigious James Beard Foundation award as the 2013 Publication of the Year, is a non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families develop a fun, healthy relationship with food.The magazine's mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. They believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics.
  • Brain Tumor Treatment Breakthrough

    Oct 17, 2013 | 10 min
    Treating brain cancer patients for a common viral infection significantly increases survivalPerhaps the most frightening malignancy one can be diagnosed with is a brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme.Median survival without treatment is 4.5 months. Aggressive conventional therapy buys about 10 months of added life.However, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine may represent the most significant advancement in treating this deadly cancer.
  • Nitric Oxide: Lesser Known Heart Disease Risk

    Oct 10, 2013 | 10 min
    Low nitric oxide results in arterial dysfunction and increases your risk of heart disease.Now it's true that cholesterol contributes to arterial plaque, but the mechanism by which it most damages the arterial wall is quite different than what drug companies promote.When levels of cholesterol are too high, there is a corresponding reduction in the amount of nitric oxide available to the inside lining of the arteries – this can lead to catastrophic arterial failure.
  • Can Fruit Juices Increase Diabetes Risk?

    Oct 10, 2013 | 7 min
    Fruit can be an excellent snack, but are you eating it the right way? Yes, there actually is a "right way" to eat fruit, believe it or not.According to a recent study, drinking fruit juice is likely to increase your risk of diabetes, while eating whole fruits could actually decrease your risk.When we add this on top of what we already know about processed fructose, things really start to add up. Dr. Mike will attempt to unravel this "fruit paradox" and offer a safe vegetable to fruit juicing ratio.

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