RadioMD: Healthy Talk

RadioMD: Healthy Talk

  • 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 09, 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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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 05, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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 07, 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.
  • Can Cinnamon Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

    Oct 10, 2013 | 10 min
    Compounds in cinnamon offer hope for millions of Alzheimer's patientsOf all the problems that can come along with aging, the loss of mental function is often feared the most, for good reason.For many of us, a gradual decline in physical abilities seems somewhat acceptable, but a disease that threatens our memories and ability to recognize familiar faces is another story altogether.Amazingly enough, compounds in cinnamon may actually offer hope as a future prevention and treatment strategy for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Eating Green & Healthy for $5 a Day

    Oct 10, 2013 | 10 min
    Go green for $5 a day or less with mostly organic or sustainably raised ingredients.Go green for $5 a day or less with mostly organic or sustainably raised ingredients.You can afford to eat wonderful food that is good for your body and for our planet. Linda Watson, founder of CookforGood.com, created her wildly affordable cooking plans after being inspired by a national challenge to eat on a food-stamp budget.She'll be joining Dr. Mike to discuss her success with eating healthy on a food-stamp budget.
  • Dichloroacetate: A Cure For Cancer?

    Oct 10, 2013 | 10 min
    A powerful anticancer drug, dichloroacetate, induces cancer cell death. The problem? It's too cheap for big pharma.An experimental cancer drug called dichloroacetate shows promise in the fight against cancer by altering cancer cell metabolism and inducing apoptosis – cellular suicide.It appears to exert anti-tumor effects against several forms of cancer, including brain, endometrial, cervical, prostate, breast, and colorectal cancers.But big pharma doesn't want to spend money researching it because of its low return on investment.
  • Do Soft Drinks Cause Cancer?

    Oct 03, 2013 | 10 min
    The bitter truth about sweet soft drinks is that they are linked to one of the most deadly cancers known to man.We know that soft drinks aren't healthy for many reasons — one of which is triggering weight gain.However, a study conducted in Singapore has us even more concerned. According to the study, drinking two or more sodas a week increased the risk for pancreatic cancer by 85% compared to nondrinkers.Interestingly, the study was based in a country whose populace, like ours, tends to enjoy an occasional soft drink.
  • Are You Being Fooled by Unhealthy Health Foods?

    Oct 03, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how to uncover the hidden truth of unhealthy "health food" pitfalls and avoid them all together.Let's say you're committed to eating healthier and maybe start exercising.Your shopping cart now contains whole grains, multi-grains, baked chips, high-fiber cereals, juices, and nuts. Good stuff, right? Hold on there, maybe not.Unfortunately, many healthy foods may not be so healthy after all. Food manufacturers do an incredible job of hiding the truth about many of their so-called "healthy" products.
  • How to Conquer Your Chronic Stress

    Oct 03, 2013 | 10 min
    Although the human body is relatively adept at managing acute stressors, chronic psychological stress can produce a variety of adverse effects.Chronic unremitting stress can increase our risk of suffering from a barrage of anxiety- and pressure-related diseases ranging from high blood pressure and dementia to depression.Chronic stress also increases our risk for some types of cancer and may lead to premature death. According to reports by the American Academy of Family Practice, nearly two-thirds of doctor's office visits are related to stress; yet most conventional doctors offer no real hope.
  • Avoiding Artificial Sweeteners

    Oct 03, 2013 | 5 min
    Avoid artificial sweeteners at all cost – they're linked to many adverse health effects.Artificial sweeteners seem like attractive alternatives to sugar since they add virtually no calories to your diet.Adding to the allure, you only need to use a fraction compared to the amount of regular sugar you'd normally use for adding sweetness.But there's a seriously big catch — they're dangerous and they're showing up everywhere these days. Despite mounting clinical and laboratory evidence pointing to dangerous health consequences attributed to artificial sweeteners, the government has now decided that they're safe.
  • Is Your Hair Dye Killing You?

    Oct 03, 2013 | 10 min
    Permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes contain dangerous chemicals that have been linked to serious health problems — including cancer.In this day and age, you're hard-pressed to find a woman who hasn't colored her hair at least once in her life. If you're like many women, you have a standing date with either your stylist or your take-home bottle of color... typically every 4-6 weeks.You may want to re-think that regimen.Permanent and semi-permanent hair dyes contain dangerous chemicals that have been linked to serious health problems — including cancer.The most dangerous hair dye chemicals are Arylamines. They can be absorbed through your scalp or even inhaled during application of hair dye...
  • Your Ultimate Health Information Resource

    Sep 12, 2013 | 10 min
    Life Extension has published 130 evidence-based protocols on disease prevention and treatment.Imagine, over 1,400 pages of breakthrough information that bridges the gap between cutting-edge science and mainstream medicine ... in one must-have volume that you'll find invaluable now and for years to come.This is information you simply won't find anywhere else, published by an organization passionate about keeping you younger and healthier longer.
  • Staying Healthy as a Caregiver

    Sep 12, 2013 | 2 min
    If you're caring for a loved one you may be putting your own health at risk.With the Baby Boomer generation reaching age 65, there are a growing number of Americans – 42 million in fact - caring for someone who is ill, disabled or aged.And while being a caregiver can be rewarding, it is often time-consuming and stressful. A recent survey revealed that caregivers were more likely to rate themselves in poorer health compared to non-caregivers.Paul Reyes, from Ask the Pharmacist, offers important tips to help caregivers stay on-top of their own health.
  • James Worthy’s Head Start Programs

    Sep 12, 2013 | 10 min
    The James Worthy's Head Start program addresses the nutritional needs of children living below the poverty lineThe causes of poverty have multiple roots involving individuals' health, families, communities, institutions, systems and cultures.The James Worthy Foundation works with alliance and support organizations to carefully select programs for ensuring the nutritional needs of children living in poverty.
  • James Worthy Helps at Risk Youth

    Sep 12, 2013 | 10 min
    The James Worthy Foundation is on a mission to help a "Nutritionally Insecure" American population – at risk youth.In the low-income communities, where sports are the center of their community interactions and the number one dream of "want to be" sports stars, there is a big information gap about the sources of high-quality and sustainable nutrition and energy.NBA star, James Worthy, wants to get young athletes off "energy" drinks - which are full of empty calories, sugar and potentially harmful chemicals - and replace them with an all-natural drink that meets their nutritional needs.
  • 4 Questions for Interpreting Sensational Medical Headlines

    Sep 12, 2013 | 10 min
    Asking four simple questions can help reveal the truth behind scary medical headlines.One headline read, "Taking a multivitamin won't help you and might even be dangerous to your health."Before believing the sensational hype, ask yourself the investigational questions Who, Why, How and What.You'll soon discover that sensational headlines are often conclusions from poorly designed, biased research.
  • High Homocysteine Can Damage Your Brain

    Sep 05, 2013 | 10 min
    Elevated homocysteine is now associated with cognitive decline in older adults.It's well established that homocysteine, an amino acid metabolite, at high levels can damage the arteries feeding your heart.However, new research shows it can also do some damage to your brain, resulting in poor memory, cognition and worsening hand-eye coordination.Dr. Mike will discuss the latest research and offer safe and effective solutions for lowering homocysteine.
  • Secrets Your Heart Doctor May Not Tell You

    Sep 05, 2013 | 4 min
    Learn what optimal blood pressure is, which vitamins are heart healthy, and how to avoid the side effects of stain prescription drugs.Conventional heart doctors unwittingly place their patients at risk because they mismanage high blood pressure, neglect vitamin deficiencies, expose their patients to drug side effects and inadvertently exchange one risk factor for another.Dr. Kira Schmid, associate director of Scientific Affairs for Life Extension, joins Dr. Mike to discuss important, potentially life-saving information they've recently published.
  • The Mediterranean Diet Makes Cancer Cells Mortal

    Sep 05, 2013 | 10 min
    New research suggests that a compound abundant in the Mediterranean diet takes away cancer cells' "superpower" to escape death.One way that cancer cells thrive is by inhibiting a process that would cause them to die on a regular cycle that is subject to strict programming.This study in cells, led by Ohio State University researchers, found that a compound in certain plant-based foods, called apigenin, could stop breast cancer cells from inhibiting their own death.
  • The Whole Food Diet for Breast Cancer Survivors

    Sep 05, 2013 | 10 min
    Breast cancer survivors can increase their odds of living a long, disease-free life by eating whole foods.If you're a breast cancer survivor, chances are you have renewed your commitment to maintaining your good health and taking care of your body.As one of the best preventative measures known to doctors and nutritionists today, a robust, cancer-fighting diet is vital to your personal plan against a relapse of breast cancer.Join Dr. Mike and special guest, Helayne Waldman, as they explain all the benefits of a whole food diet, especially when it comes to breast cancer survivors.
  • Coffee Drinking Slashes Your Risk of Stroke

    Sep 05, 2013 | 10 min
    Recent evidence indicates that coffee drinking can improve endothelial function, reducing your risk of stroke.Arterial dysfunction is a major risk factor for strokes because it impairs blood flow through the brain's major arteries.Strokes can occur when the cells lining the inside wall of arteries become damaged and dysfunctional, leading to sudden loss of blood flow.But recent evidence indicates that coffee drinking can improve endothelial function, reducing your risk of stroke.
  • Does Surgery Increase the Risk of Cancer Spread?

    Aug 29, 2013 | 2 min
    Even though it contradicts conventional thinking, the facts are undeniable: cancer surgery can increase the risk of metastasis.The surgical removal of a tumor has been the cornerstone of treatment for most types of cancer. The rationale for this approach is straightforward - if you can get rid of the cancer by removing it from the body, then a cure can likely be achieved. Unfortunately, this approach does not take into account that following surgery, the cancer will frequently metastasize. Dr. Mike discusses how to protect yourself before and after surgery.
  • Are Dog Toys Leaking Dangerous Chemicals?

    Aug 29, 2013 | 10 min
    Dogs that chew on plastic toys may be exposed to hormone-altering chemicals. Is your furry friend at risk?If you have a dog, you probably also have several toys or training tools that your furry friend regularly plays with.Unfortunately, those toys may be doing extreme harm to your pet.In a recent study, researchers found that bisphenol-A (BPA) and phthalates – ingredients of hard plastics and vinyl – readily leach from bumper toys, which are used to train retrieving dogs. The new study is one of the first to examine dog products as a potential source of exposure for pets. Dr. Kimberly Wooten joins Dr. Mike to discuss the latest findings and offer safer alternatives for man’s best friend.
  • How to Start a Brain Fitness Program

    Aug 29, 2013 | 10 min
    Can you really exercise your brain? Yes! Learn how you can effectively enhance brain function for the rest of your life.Modern life places extraordinary demands on your brain. Not only do people live longer than ever before, but you must constantly adapt to complex and rapidly evolving personal and professional realities. Yet, you often ignore your most precious resource to do so: your brain. Dr. Alvaro Fernandez joins Dr. Mike to discuss ways to start a brain fitness program. He shares how you can self-assess your current brain fitness needs and identify the most relevant methods for enhancing brain function for the rest of your life.
  • Enhancing Brain Function: What Really Works?

    Aug 29, 2013 | 10 min
    From brain games to fish oils, learn what really works for enhancing brain function.As you age, your brain performance may slow down.Dr. Alvaro Fernandez, author of The Sharp Brains Guide to Brain Fitness, joins Dr. Mike to discuss what really works (and what doesn't) when it comes to improving brain health and performance at any age.Learn how you can avoid the clutter of misconceptions, superficial and conflicting media coverage, and aggressive false marketing claims that exist out in the market today.
  • Intermittent Fasting Extends Lifespan

    Aug 29, 2013 | 10 min
    Intermittent fasting has been practiced for centuries but is now making a pretty big comeback. Why? Because, research shows it can add years to your life.One of the longest living men in the world, Walter Breuning, practiced what is called intermittent fasting. In fact, he attributed his good health to it. Breuning passed away in 2011 at age 114, but his life can certainly be an example for all of us today. If you've ever thought about fasting, you may want to seriously give it a chance. After all, it may actually add years to your life.
  • Is Blue Corn Healthy for You?

    Aug 22, 2013 | 10 min
    Blue corn is loaded with the same type of antioxidants as blueberries and tart cherries. But, is it healthy?Blue corn is one of the oldest varieties of corn. The Pueblo Indian tribe in the Southwestern United States was using it at least as far back as 1540 when Spanish explorers discovered the region. The bluish hue comes from anthocyanins – the plant-based antioxidants also found in berries and cherries. The problem however, could be the corn itself. Dr. Mike will discuss the pros and cons of blue corn.
  • Can You Help Stop Prescription Drug Abuse?

    Aug 22, 2013 | 10 min
    How did prescription drugs become the most abused drug in the United States and what can we do to stop it?Prescription drugs, specifically pain killers, are now the most abused drug in the United States. How did this happen and what can you do to help stop it? Dr. Steven Walker, mental health expert joins Dr. Mike to discuss the problem and offer solutions to this growing epidemic of abuse and disability.
  • The Angel Animals Network: Rescuing Animals

    Aug 22, 2013 | 10 min
    Allen Anderson helps people discover and benefit from the miraculous powers of animals.Allen Anderson and his wife Linda are pet-expert speakers, authors, and founders of the Angel Animals Network. They help people discover and benefit from the miraculous powers of animals. Dedicated to promoting human-animal companionship, Allen and Linda donate a portion of proceeds from their work to animal rescue organizations and do fundraising activities. Allen joins Dr. Mike to discuss his non-profit organization the Angel Animal Network.
  • Do Pets Make Us Better People?

    Aug 22, 2013 | 10 min
    From lowering our risk of disease to improving our mood, pets really can make us better people.People with pets have lower blood pressure, higher good cholesterol, less insomnia and better overall outlook and mood. Allen Anderson, founder of Angels Animals Network, joins Dr. Mike to discuss the medical and social scientific proof supporting our pets as “better people makers.”
  • Is it Dangerous to Take Calcium Supplements?

    Aug 22, 2013 | 3 min
    Dr. Mike uncovers the truth about a study published in May 2012 showing calcium supplements may increase risk of cardiovascular disease.A study published in May 2012 showed that calcium supplements may increase risk of cardiovascular disease. This study tracked almost 24,000 Europeans and suggested that people taking only calcium supplements were about twice as likely to have a heart attack. The problem: It’s only half of the story.
  • Can Niacin Fight Heart Disease?

    Aug 15, 2013 | 10 min
    Niacin, the B3 vitamin, is one of our greatest weapons against heart disease.Niacin is one of the best kept secrets in the field of medicine.Why? Because higher doses of niacin have been shown to maintain blood lipids better than conventional drugs and even help prevent heart attacks. Dr. Mike explains why niacin is just about one of the best supplements you can take for your heart.
  • What is Longboard Therapy?

    Aug 15, 2013 | 10 min
    Longboard “skating” therapy is a solution-focused approach to helping people over difficult life challenges.In 2012, Isaac Farin developed the concept of "longboard therapy" in which he utilizes the sport of longboard skating with some of his clients. Longboard Therapy articles and interviews have been published for Concrete Wave, the Miami Herald, AXS skate magazine, local NPR, and the local Miami channel 7 news. He joins Dr. Mike to discuss this unique “solution-focused” approach to overcoming difficult life challenges.
  • Innovations in Prostate Cancer Treatment

    Aug 15, 2013 | 10 min
    High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryotherapy are exciting new treatment options for prostate cancer.Because of new treatment methods available today, the one-size-fits-all, radical intervention approach is no longer necessary in 85% of men with prostate cancer. Dr. Jay Cohen joins Dr. Mike to discuss to new treatments: High intensity focused ultrasound and cryotherapy. Both treatments offer high success rates with minimal downtime and fewer side effects.
  • New Diagnostic Tests for Prostate Cancer

    Aug 15, 2013 | 10 min
    Doctors who rely solely on PSA testing are initiating aggressive prostate cancer treatments just to be safe.Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Because it can be deadly, doctors routinely over-treat it, recommending a “blind” biopsy followed by surgery and radiation therapy. This aggressive approach is done “just to be safe.” Is it necessary? In most cases the answer is an emphatic no! New diagnostic tests can help doctors target men who really have prostate cancer and need treatment.
  • Reviving the DASH Diet for High Blood Pressure

    Aug 15, 2013 | 10 min
    The DASH diet can lower systolic pressure by as much as 11 points. So why aren’t more people with high blood pressure following it?Do you or someone you love have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medication?High blood pressure is a silent epidemic that threatens the lives of one in every three American adults. For those who take blood pressure medications, actual control rates vary between less than half to only two-thirds. And the effects are even worse in the elderly.This means that the majority of those diagnosed with hypertension spend most of their day with blood pressure levels that are dangerously elevated. You may be at risk.It’s time to revive a dietary approach to stoppin...
  • 4 Important Nutritional Steps for Diabetics

    Aug 08, 2013 | 6 min
    In order to minimize the harmful effects of high blood sugar, diabetics can follow these four nutritional steps.Are you or someone you love a Diabetic?Diabetics taking medication can expect minimal results until they eat healthier and follow four steps: Improve sugar metabolism, restore insulin function, reduce oxidative stress and prevent the dangerous reaction called glycation. Dr. Mike will discuss how to follow these steps and improve your chances of living a disease-free life.
  • 4 Pillars of Longevity

    Aug 08, 2013 | 10 min
    There are four things that impact how long and healthy your life will be: Physical activity, mental prowess, stable mood and proper nutrition.Though there are thousands of studies available on human health, and a number of books that have been written, no one person has laid out the exact things that lead to a long and healthy life that are backed up by research.Noted psychologist, Dr. Dennis Kravetz, joins Dr. Mike to discuss four pillars, consistently proven by research, to increase longevity.These four pillars include: Physical activity, mental prowess, stable mood and proper nutrition.
  • Pain-Free Fitness Routine

    Aug 08, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how to exercise pain-free by improving the health of your connective tissues.Sue Hitzmann is a nationally recognized somatic-movement educator and manual therapist. Her decades of practice, research, and study of connective tissue science and complementary therapies have culminated in the creation of The MELT Method®, a revolutionary approach to pain free wellness and longevity. She’s joins Dr. Mike to discuss how your fitness routine can be pain-free.
  • Melt Your Pain Away?

    Aug 08, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how to release trapped tension and ease pain from repetitive motions and physical stressors.The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment system that restores the supportiveness of the body's connective tissue to eliminate chronic pain, improve performance, and decrease the accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. This patent-pending, pro-active self-treatment technique is backed by science and acclaimed by thousands of devoted MELTers.
  • Can Eating Breakfast Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes?

    Aug 08, 2013 | 10 min
    You can now add a lower risk of diabetes to the growing list of health benefits from eating breakfast.Nutrition experts have written volumes on the benefits of “breaking the fast” — benefits like a youthful metabolism, less body fat and improved energy levels throughout your day. Now, you can add something else to this growing list of health benefits: A lower risk of developing diabetes. When you consider that diabetes is an epidemic in this country, this is really good news.
  • Are Your Air Fresheners Releasing Dangerous Toxins?

    Aug 01, 2013 | 10 min
    The research is pretty clear: Conventional home air fresheners are not a safe option. Fortunately, alternatives exist that are much safer and just as effective.Is your home air freshener safe?Phthalates have been linked to a range of health problems, and many popular air fresheners are full of them. So, whenever you spray your home with an air freshener, you’re not only freshening up your home with your “scent-of-choice” - you’re also inhaling a potentially dangerous chemical that’s been linked to several diseases.
  • Defusing Your Most Dangerous Emotion: Anger

    Aug 01, 2013 | 10 min
    Learn how to control and cope with not only your own anger, but to help defuse other’s anger as well.These days, it is expected that tragic news and potential stressful situations are around every corner.In the midst of this stress, anger and grief, how can you possibly cope with the impact of these sad and frustrating situations? You’ll learn everyday strategies for defusing the "ticking time bomb," known as anger in yourself and others.
  • Effectively Treating PMS Symptoms

    Aug 01, 2013 | 10 min
    PMS symptoms got you down? Lorna Vanderhaeghe joins Dr. Mike to discuss safe and effective remedies for PMS symptoms.Traditional medicine is not well equipped to treat PMS. There are no unique physical findings or lab tests to diagnose PMS, and few drugs that achieve consistent results without side effects. Lorna Vanderhaeghe and Dr. Mike will uncovered a number of nutrients that address underlying deficiencies associated with premenstrual syndrome and excess levels of prostaglandins, which have been linked to symptoms of PMS.
  • Adrenal Fatigue: Improving Your Energy & Mood

    Aug 01, 2013 | 10 min
    Low Energy and depressed mood could be signs of adrenal gland fatigue. Learn how you can reverse it and start feeling better today.Adrenal fatigue occurs when adrenal gland function becomes less than optimal – usually as a result or chronic stress. The consequences can be devastating with symptoms ranging from low energy and depression to insomnia and weight gain. An estimated 80% of people experience adrenal fatigue and its physical symptoms at some point in their lives, with up to 20% experiencing persistent problems.Does this sound like you?

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