The Dr. Joe Galati Podcast

The 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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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June 3, 2021 39 min

This week Chuck Garcia joins Dr. Joe Galati and talks about emotional intelligence. Chuck is an executive coach in emotional intelligence, and we consider the possibility of linking the study of emotional intelligence and how we look at our own wellness. Take a listen and see what we come up with.


Talking about other items in the news, research shows that TV shrinks your gray matter and we talk about it. Another study...Bacteria in ...

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In honor of Mother's Day this week, we dedicated this program to discussing women's health, and strategies to talk about it and make sure we are all taking care of the women in our lives.


Additionally, the health of millennials is on the decline with approximately 44% of them having at least one chronic illness. The overall health of these 40 year olds is much less than expected. Check out this alarming article.


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April 7, 2021 38 min

This week on the radio, Dr. Galati reviews a number of current news stories that were making headlines. There is growing research that exercise improves memory and cognitive function in older adults and in another study, there’s evidence that exercise is beneficial in slowing the rate of decline in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. He also discusses the current data indicating that opioid use and opioid deaths pre-dated the 2020 C...

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March 24, 2021 40 min

This week, Dr. Joe Galati covers a wide-range of current health topics.

(1) Bile Duct Cancer (aka Cholangiocarcinoma): Dr. Sudha Kodali from Houston Methodist Hospital joined us to give an overview of the risk factors and symptoms associated with bile duct cancer.


(2) Covid-19 Vaccine Update: Dr. Howard Huang, the Director of the Lung Transplant program at Houston Methodist, provided an update to the Covid-19 vaccine efforts, as well...

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February 25, 2021 8 min

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Galati talked about the deep freeze that hit Texas this past week. He discusses the personal preparation that should always be taken to prevent loss of life and property. He also makes the connection between the preparation you need to take for these natural disasters and the preparation you need to take to maintain your own good health. #texasfreeze #preparation


Websites to remember:

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February 23, 2021 30 min

This week we turn to finding the truth in various medical myths related to heart disease. Dr. Joe Galati recently had a conversation with Dr. Randeep Suneja. Dr. Suneja is a cardiologist based in Katy, Texas. His practice is Cardiology Center of Houston, and they specialize in all facets of heart disease and intervention.


Patients and consumers are inundated with an enormous number of health claims, many of which are simply not true...

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February 1, 2021 35 min

This past week, Dr. Joe Galati had a conversation with Dr. Randeep Suneja. Dr. Suneja is a cardiologist based in Katy, Texas. His practice is the Cardiology Center of Houston, and they specialize in all facets of heart disease and intervention.


Heart disease is the #1 killer across the globe. Risk factors for heart disease include family history, but also obesity, hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, and smoking. Outside of...

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January 11, 2021 41 min

For this weeks podcast, Dr. Joe Galati will be discussing Bagels. He gives an overview of the nutritional assessment of bagels and whether or not you should consider eating them? In moderation, bagels may not be all that bad. Take a listen and you decide.


They will also be an update on the COVID-19 vaccine. Dr. Galati is getting his second vaccine dose this week, and he will keep everybody up-to-date on how he doe. He'll commen...

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December 10, 2020 40 min

This weeks podcast features two very important topics, and two outstanding guests. The first discusses the rise in alcohol use and alcohol use disorder in the era of COVID-19. The fear of the illness, it’s associated anxiety and isolation, as a result of the quarantine, has created a fertile environment for alcohol abuse. Throughout the pandemic, we’ve seen the negative impact, including rising depression, suicide, drug abuse, and ...

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December 3, 2020 41 min

Holiday weight gain is a common point of discussion these days, and there is always a lot of talk trying to prevent it. While COVID-19 may reduce the number of social gatherings this Christmas season, no doubt there will be plenty of food to share this season.


Helen Yuan, RD with Liver Specialists of Texas joined Dr. Galati on the 11/30/20 broadcast of Your Health First on 740KTRH. Together they discussed strategies to reduce the co...

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November 17, 2020 39 min

This week on the Dr. Joe Galati podcast, we are talking about the month of November being Stomach Cancer Awareness month. There is a lot of information to gather here, considering many of the common G.I. complaints that people have could be early warning signals that something more serious is wrong. Don’t ignore the symptoms that are perceived as being OK to have, such as bloating, nausea, heartburn, and difficulty swallowing. Like...

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November 3, 2020 39 min

Tonight on Your Health First, Dr. Joe Galati reflects on the politics of #covid19. #Election2020 is days away, and he offers his political perspective from a physicians viewpoint.


Websites to remember:

Medical Practice: Liver Specialists of Texas

Dr. Galati's Book Site: Eating Yourself Sick

Facebook: Dr. Joe Galati

Dr. Galati's YouTube: YouTube Channel


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


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October 30, 2020 20 min

Mike Emanuel, who currently serves as chief congressional correspondent and senior political correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC), joins us this weekend to discuss his experience covering President Trump and his recent case of COVID-19. Mike shares his insight on the reaction to the President's illness, various screening strategies for news correspondence and politicians in DC, and the overall feel for what was happening in...

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October 22, 2020 21 min

Each year, approximately 43,000 new cases of #livercancer are diagnosed, and approximately 31,000 people will die. Liver cancer rates have tripled since 1980, most likely due to increased rates of #hepatitisC, #fattyliver, and #hepatitisB. This week on Dr. Galati‘s weekly radio program, Your Health First, he interviewed Dr. Sudha Kodali, a partner of his at Houston Methodist Hospital. They discussed the underlying risk factors for ...

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October 11, 2020 41 min

Dr. Howard Huang from Houston Methodist Hospital joins Dr. Galati, and gives an update on #COVID19 and the recent infection that President Trump experienced. He will discuss new therapeutics, and what lessons have been learned.


Also, Becky Vance, who is the President and CEO of Drug Prevention Resources, will come on and shed light on the current state of affairs with regard to addiction and alcohol abuse. The impact of COVID-19 tr...

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September 3, 2020 40 min

This week I have two very special guests joining me. 


The first is Michael Garfield, who is a permanent fixture on the Houston radio landscape. Michael and his weekly program, the High-Tech Texan, airs every Saturday morning between 11:00 and 1:00 PM on 950 KPRC. Michael is an expert on everything technology related, and he is going to share his insight and thoughts on technology issues that we're facing as the Covid pandemic pe...

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August 26, 2020 45 min

Fatty Liver Disease, also known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or #NASH, is a leading cause of chronic liver disease, #cirrhosis, and liver cancer in the United States. Fatty liver develops in individuals who have a condition called "metabolic syndrome". Metabolic syndrome includes truncal obesity (belly fat), type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol or triglycerides. Fatty liver disease is a leading cau...

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August 6, 2020 39 min

This past week we had the pleasure of having #NYTimes writes Anahad O'Connor join Dr. Joe Galati to discuss his latest article. Titled "Should we be Drinking Less?" explores the proof that alcohol is good for us, and the medical science claims. On a deeper dive, there are conflicting results that add to the confusion around alcohol use. Tonight, Anahad takes a deep dive and explains what he wrote. Bottom line: a little ...

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July 17, 2020 39 min

This episode Dr. Joe Galati interviews Dr. Mike Wilson, a cardiologist in Houston's Texas Medical Center. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of heart attacks being seen in the emergency room is down by 30%. This is due to fear of going the the ER, and contracting COVID. Instead, patients sit home with symptoms and neglect getting the care they need. Dr. Wilson details risk factors, symptoms of heart attack and other relat...

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This week Dr. Joe Galati is discussing the important of men's health, and in particular, the health of our dads. Put simply, when men (our dads) have to deal with a chronic medical condition, they will be less available for their children and families. Instead of concentrating of the family dynamics, and what makes a great family, they are sidetracked with their own health concerns. Ill dads have the potential for less earning ...

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