Dr. Joe Galati Podcast

Dr. Joe Galati Podcast

A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Joe Galati was raised in a family where good nutrition and family were ways of life. Today, his practice, Liver Specialists of Texas and the Metabolic Liver Center (Fatty Liver Disease Clinic), is devoted to the care of patients with all facets of liver diseases, obesity, fatty liver, and related disorders. Based in Houston, Texas, Dr.Galati is an expert “physician-communicator”, and brings his listeners the information they need to to get on a healthy path to wellness, understand what’s needed to remain healthy, with a solid foundation of food and nutrition. Each week he is joined by experts from around the world to shed light on these important topics to keep America healthy. Since 2003, Dr. Galati has created consumer-oriented radio programming on health and wellness, producing and hosting “Your Health First,” a one-hour radio program each weekend, heard on iHeart Radio’s 740 am KTRH. When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Galati is an avid photographer and is a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, supporting entrepreneurs in all corners of the world. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


June 21, 2024 27 mins

In this episode, we introduce you to Michael Varieur. He is a father of three young children and takes cooking for his family quite seriously. Mike is a tinkerer in the kitchen, experimenting with new techniques always trying to figure out a new and better way to prepare food. 

While he admits that he is not perfect in the meals he prepares, meaning that some of them are not the most nutritious, he is Willing to experiment ...

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This is Part 2 of our discussion on the nutrition of the bagel.

While we may be spending far too much time on the topic (how much can you really talk about the bagel?), I do think it is worthwhile to drive home the point that the "Better Bagel" on its own will not improve your health.

From a consumer standpoint, you are led to believe that a product such as this, allegedly, lower in ...

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May 31, 2024 21 mins

Part 1 of Bagel Nutrition.

Dr. Galati discusses the pros and cons of a frozen bagel product. Is it really better for you compared to an off the shelf NYC bagel? Not sure. Listen and find out.

Next week we'll hear from a Registered Dietitian and fill in some of the blanks.

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March 28, 2024 26 mins

Dr. Joe Galati last week was on the radio with Frank Morano on THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT. The show airs every evening between 1:00-5:00 a.m. EST on 77-WABC out of New York. Dr. Galati was discussing new data from the CDC on increased deaths from alcohol over the past few years.

A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealing a significant increase in alcohol-related deaths in the United Stat...

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March 10, 2024 21 mins

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

This week, Dr. Dang Nguyen joins Dr. Galati discussing the strategies to screen for colon cancer.

Colon Cancer knowledge facts:

Colon CA Stats 2024:

106,000 new colon CA cases

46,000 new rectal CA cases

53,000 deaths (8.6% all CA deaths)

**Younger people increasing CRC by 1-2%/year

Lifetime risk: 1/23 men; 1/25 female

Colon Cancer ranks as the #2 cancer death case, behind lung CA (breast is...

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February 23, 2024 37 mins

Over the past several weeks, we have been highlighting the connection between fatty liver and heart disease.

This is a topic that we feel is not receiving enough discussion. The majority of individuals with fatty liver suffer from a constellation of disorders which is called metabolic syndrome. Within metabolic syndrome, patients have truncal obesity, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and high choleste...

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January 12, 2024 36 mins

Dr. Sudha Kodali  was recently a guest on Your Health First with Dr. Joe Galati. Dr. Kodali is a hepatologist at Houston Methodist Hospital and is a favorite contributor to the program.

With Dr. Kodali, we discussed the benefits of home cooking, and strategies to accomplish this while trying to manage busy work and family schedules. Considering the increasing rates in childhood obesity, as well as the continued concern...

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January 10, 2024 13 mins

Dr. Joe Galati this week on Your Health First shares a few ideas on longevity.

Where to find Dr. Joe Galati and his team:

Dr. Galati's newsletter sign-up

Medical Practice: Liver Specialists of Texas

Dr. Galati's Book Site: Eating Yourself Sick

Facebook: Dr. Joe Galati

Dr. Galati's YouTube Channel

Please send feedback and suggestion. You can message me here.

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December 19, 2023 35 mins

This week we share with you the Mediterranean diet. Dr. Joe Galati is joined by Lauren Mahesri, Registered Dietitian at Liver Specialists of Texas. She will share with everybody the elements of a Mediterranean diet which include fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, nuts, legumes, citrus, good fats, fish, and of course extra virgin olive oil.

Data from around the world indicates that those that follow a Mediterranean diet...

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December 14, 2023 30 mins

This week on the radio, doctor Galati talked about Wellness strategies for the upcoming year in 2024. The key take away is that everybody has a good understanding of various health metrics including your weight and body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, liver chemistries, and blood glucose.

Good health never happens by accident. Wellness is something that is the result of paying attention to your own health details...

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September 29, 2023 26 mins

Dr. Stephanie Coulter from Texas Heart Institute joined Dr. Joe Galati this week on the radio discussing heart health in women. Dr. Coulter is the Director of the Women’s Center for Heart & Vascular Health, the Director of Cardiology Education, and the Program Director of the THI Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship.

Links of Interest:

Heart Health from Texas Heart Institute

BMI Calculator

Keeping Your Heart ...

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July 5, 2023 41 mins


A Listener Calls In

This past week on Your Health First, Paul, a listener from New Jersey, called into the broadcast, and shared his recent experience with the results of his coronary calcium score. The tests results showed a very high calcium score, putting Paul at risk for a cardiac event-such as a heart attack. Joining us on the program was Dr. James Wilson, a cardiologist in the Texas M...

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April 21, 2023 22 mins
This week on the radio, Dr. Galati invited his sister Celeste to comment on our health and wellness as we age, paying attention to our parents. In a sense, our parent are a window into our future. What diseased did they suffer from? What can we/you do now to intervene early and lower your risks. A lively discussion between brother and sister and they sort out a strategy for themselves.


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April 4, 2023 22 mins

Natalie Amante, Physician Assistant, joined Dr. Galati this past weekend discussing fatty liver disease. Natalie is a PA-C at Liver Specialists of Texas, located in Houston, Texas.

Fatty Liver, also called Metabolic Associated Fatty Liver Disease (MAFLD) is a leading cause of chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.

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March 31, 2023 19 mins

Dr. Joseph Rogers, CEO and President of Texas Heart Institute, joined Dr. Galati recently on his weekly radio program, sharing his thoughts on heart disease.

Dr. Rogers spoke about risk factors for heart, disease, and lifestyle changes that can be made to reduce the progression of heart disease, as well as its associated mortality.

Information on Dr. Rogers is available here, along with information...

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This week we dedicate our program to the "Cost of Wellness". Jackie DeAngelis from Fox Business Network and John Grover from Grover Planning and Investing at Raymond James join the discussion.

Without your health, you are jeopardizing your financial prosperity. Higher medical costs, reduced income and job advancement, earlier retirement, disability, and an overall decline in your financial outlook develop with chronic illness.

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February 20, 2023 38 mins

This week on the radio, we discuss a study looking at prostate cancer progression and a plant based diet. No surprise, the plan based diet slowed down the cancer growth. We fully endorse a plant based diet for overall health and wellness.

Check out our latest webinar series replay where we discussed nutrition, FODMAP diet and intestinal gas, and the intestinal microbiome.

The American Heart Association posted an excellent pa...

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February 8, 2023 30 mins

#Fentanyl accounts for 67% of overdose deaths in the past year, with over 100,000 people in the United states dying of drug overdose or drug poisoning.

The fentanyl crisis is truly the number one public health crisis that America faces. Many of these deaths are related to fentanyl being mixed in with other illegal drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana. It's being found that many users ...

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February 1, 2023 26 mins

Personal Chef Chris Spinosa, who is on Season 2 of Fox's Next Level Chef, joins Dr. Joe Galati on the radio.

They discussed food, cooking, and how not to overthink the fear of cooking. Chris shares his Chef journey, and the joy he gets from preparing food for his clients in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Chris Spinosa and the Next Level Chef contestants will air on Fox following Super Bowl Sunday, F...

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January 25, 2023 17 mins

So what is a FODMAP diet? 

FODMAP stands for fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols, which are short-chain carbohydrates (sugars) that the small intestine absorbs poorly. Some people experience digestive distress after eating them. Some of the symptoms that people may develop, if they are intolerant of these foods high in fodmap, include stomach bloating and distention, intestinal ...

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