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.... Show More

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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 5, 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 16, 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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So it’s summertime. Your long-awaited time off from work, the kids are off from school, and the dream trip to Europe or some far flung place is waiting for you. Unfortunately a little thing called COVID-19 has gotten in the way. Due to travel restrictions, global alerts, personal transmission and social distancing, vacation travel of all types are being put on hold. Summer camp for the kids is being modified, and everyone is faced ...

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This podcast, kicking off Season 3, is dedicated (mostly) to a disease dreaded by all: Multiple Sclerosis. On the podcast we have an expert in MS, Dr. Julia Jones, a neurologist at Houston Methodist Hospital. She explains the general risks for developing MS, as well as the presenting symptoms, initial diagnostic tests, and possible treatment options.


Later on Janice Dean, Fox News Channel Chief Meteorologist, who has been diagnosed ...

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This past week, Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Sam Pappas joined Dr. Galati to talk about the impact of chronic medical conditions and the outcome in COVID-19 patients. These chronic conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity
  • Fatty liver and cirrhosis
  • COPD and chronic lung disease
  • Alcohol abuse and alcoholism
  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dementia

  • The vast majority of these conditions can be prevented with lifestyle changes.


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    April 13, 2020 37 min

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    February 28, 2020 18 min

    HEADLINE: INCREASED ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES!


    So, what are we to do about this?


    George Joseph, CEO of Positive Recovery Centers in Houston, is an expert on this subject. He joined Dr. Joe Galati this week on Your Health First, and shared his 30+ years of experience in the recovery space on how we have to start addressing this public health crisis.


    #positiverecovery #alcoholism #alcoholabuse #addiction #recovery


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    February 9, 2020 23 min

    #Coronavirus has been in the news now for the past few weeks and the public has numerous questions about it, and want to know if they are at risk. Dr. Jay Murthy, a lung expert, joins Dr. Joe Galati as they review the most common questions about Coronavirus.


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    Here are a few current links to review and...

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    January 26, 2020 35 min

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    January 23, 2020 13 min

    Dr. Mike Wilson, cardiologist in the Texas Medical Center, sits with Dr. Joe Galati and explains details on artrial fibrillation.

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    January 14, 2020 20 min

    Mike Emanuel, chief congressional correspondent and senior political correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) joined Dr. Joe Galati this past weekend to discuss his Greek heritage, and the impact of the Mediterranean Diet on his own (and families) health and wellness. Dr. Galati is also joined by Dr. James M. Wilson, a cardiologist in the Texas Medical Center.


    Mike gives honest insight into his family upbringing in New Jersey, and h...

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    January 12, 2020 21 min

    This week on Your Health First, Dr. Garth Davis joins Dr. Joe Galati discussing obesity, a plat based diet, and intermittent fasting. There has been growing interest in fasting, and Dr. Davis and Galati weigh in.




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    A real treat this episode. The program is co-hosted by Bridget Gleason, Booking Producer for Fox & Friends, seen on the Fox News Channel. She and Dr. Joe Galati tackle current health issues in the news, including millennial health concerns, cancer and modest alcohol use, anti-depressive effects of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as the positive health consequences of youth sports. Ray Yslas, acclaimed percussionist from the leg...

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    December 14, 2019 41 min

    This week we cover a broad range of topics of interest. Settle in and listen.


    Yes, it is true - Willie Nelson has given up smoking marijuana. We get into the lung effects of smoking pot. Spoiler alert...smoking pot is as bad, or WORSE than smoking tobacco.


    Joining the program is Bridget Gleason from Fox News Channel. She is a Booking Producer for Fox and Friends, and we discuss how health and wellness segments are developed for TV. W...

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    December 8, 2019 33 min

    This episode of the Dr. Joe Galati Podcast spins a new light on the information we always try to share with our followers. For this program, I am being interviewed by my dear friend, Chuck Garcia. Chuck and I met in 1978, while students at Syracuse University. I followed a path to medicine, while Chuck followed a path the the business world and Wall Street.


    Over the past several years, Chuck has shed his business suit to become a co...

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