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Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Larry McCleary MD
47 minutes | Feb 12, 2012
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Approaching Life Transitions (Part II): How to avoid stress and feel comfortable talking with loved ones about the move to alternative living opportunities. An interview with Tracy Greene-Mintz.
As we learned last week, Tracy Greene-Mintz (http://www.seniorcaretraining.com/about.html)is a real expert in how to take the sting out of addressing difficult life transitions such as the move of a parent or loved one into assisted living, a group home or a memory care unit. She reveals secrets accumulated during years of teaching life transition strategies to concerned family members and health care professionals. She has a delivery that combines professionalism with her sage sense of humor in an engaging manner that makes learning easy and provides many helpful tips along the way. This week we'll be discussing what different living choices are available, how to choose which one is most appropriate, how to allow the senior to become invested in the process and what questions to ask to evaluate the new lifestyle and make the most out of the living arrangements.
60 minutes | Feb 5, 2012
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Approaching Life Transitions (Part I): An interview with Tracy Greene-Mintz, LCSW
Have you ever had a loved one, parent, or friend who you knew might not be safe living alone? And worse yet, had no idea how to broach the subject or what to do. Didn't even know what the options were? Well my guest today is Tracy Greene-Mintz (http://www.seniorcaretraining.com/about.html), a licensed clinical social worker specializing in the field of aging, and a nationally recognized expert in the field of Relocation Stress Syndrome (http://www.seniorcaretraining.com/index.html)in the elderly. She has written an extremely helpful book on the subject, which is available at her website www.SeniorCareTraining.com (http://www.SeniorCareTraining.com)at the bottom of the page. She has agreed to provide free shipping with the purchase of the book if you mention Brain-Body Breakthroughs. We'll be discussing how to know when a move might be required, how to avoid one, if possible, how to talk about the subject in a meaningful fashion and why it is so important to preserve the dignity of the older person involved. Tracy has savvy, poise and a sense of humor as she discusses these sensitive issues and provides numerous practical pointers for successfully navigating potential minefields along the way.
57 minutes | Jan 29, 2012
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – How to Sleep Yourself Thin: An Interview with Michael Breus, Ph. D.
Have you ever gotten to the point where you only had 5-10 pounds more to lose but were unable to get there no matter what you did? Well, what might have done the trick for you was probably the last thing you would have considered -- SLEEP! My guest today is Dr. Michael Breus who has a new book out called The Sleep Doctor's Diet Plan: Lose Weight through Better Sleep (http://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Doctors-Diet-Plan-through/dp/1609611330/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313279596&sr=1-1). He is an expert in sleep disorders and will be talking about why we need sleep, who is most in need and how to get all the beauty rest that is required. He has even developed a better sleep system that is based on the concept of thermo-neutrality (http://www.thesleepdoctor.com/the-dr-breus-bed/index.html). Please join me to hear why you shouldn't drink coffee before bed even if you have no trouble falling asleep, what is the real skinny about melatonin and who is most likely to sleep walk! You'll even hear what to do to prevent jet-lag.
62 minutes | Jan 22, 2012
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Stop Fractures Now!: An interview with Paul Miller, MD.
We're all getting older and as we do many of us are getting shorter as well. You might have thought this was merely a nuisance but today you'll hear why this is so much more important. My guest is Dr. Paul Miller -- an expert in bone research and osteoporosis -- and the founder of the Center for Bone Research (http://www.centerforboneresearch.com/)in Colorado. He'll be discussing the latest findings about how much calcium you should be taking and why too much is BAD. We will be talking about how to know when your bone health program isn't working, what to do about it and what is the absolute best form of exercise to prevent fractures. You'll also learn about blood tests that can predict what your DEXA scan will show two years down the line. So, if you want to be the most well-informed person on the block regarding the latest news on bone health this is the program for you. And do a friend a favor and tell him/her about the show. Paul Miller -- Link to: Paul Miller -- Link to: http://www.centerforboneresearch.com/About-Dr-Miller.php (http://www.centerforboneresearch.com/About-Dr-Miller.php)
66 minutes | Jan 15, 2012
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – What could happen to you in the hospital if you don’t know about delirium. An interview with Malaz Boustani, MD
Delirium -- an acute brain disorder -- is as serious as having a heart attack! Once it develops, the risk of death is the same as having a heart attack ... and you probably haven't even heard of it. What's worse, it frequently goes undiagnosed. It's probably the most common acute brain disorder affecting adults in general hospitals involving 10% of all hospitalized adults, 33% of elderly hospital patients and up to 80% of those in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). It accounts for $150 billion of health care expenditures and doctors are even beginning to think it is a risk factor for the development of Alzheimer's disease. Some of the OTC (over the counter) products on your nightstand might even put you at risk of getting delirium. Join me today to find out what they are. To hear more about this widespread problem, what it is, how it is treated and even how it can be prevented, listen to what Dr. Boustani -- Research Director for the Healthy Aging Brain Center at Wishard (http://www.wishard.edu/314.html)-- has to say.
57 minutes | Jan 8, 2012
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Doctor-Patient Communication — How to get the most out of your 20 minutes, and walk away happy! An interview with Dr. Richard Frankel.
We've come a long way since the days of Dr. Kildare and Marcus Welby, MD. When men were doctors and we just sat in the office when DOCTOR was ready, and listened. Now times have changed and the stakes are much higher. It's no surprise that many patients are discouraged, upset and confused after leaving a doctor's visit. This often foments an antagonistic relationship with the person who holds your (medical) life in his hands. Because of this, along with the desire to streamline and improve health care delivery and medical outcomes, this entire field has come out of the closet and has gone mainstream. It's new name is patient-centered care (http://communications.medicine.iu.edu/newsroom/stories/2011/training-future-doctors-to-enlist-patients-as-partners-in-care/). And it includes the use of computers and the Internet as tools to facilitate the effective and timely communication of salient medical information and enhance the ability of doctors and patients to relate to each other and accomplish common goals such as improved safety and better health care. An integral component of this transformation is the 4-Habits Model of communication which we will discuss. It is being incorporated into medical school curricula and even medical practitioners who have been in the field for decades are reaping benefits, feeling better about their patient contacts and are experiencing improved outcomes with less time expenditure. So please join me for a trip into the Brave New World of doctor-patient medicine. And find out how it feels and how it will improve your health!
63 minutes | Jan 1, 2012
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – How it feels, literally, when cancer cells die! — One person’s perspective: An interview with Sandra Miniere
Liz Taylor developed a brain tumor. Suzanne Somers had breast cancer. And Farrah Fawcett had colon cancer. At some point in our lives one third of us will have to walk in their footsteps. And we'll have to decide what is the treatment that we believe has the best chance to make us cancer free ... and live, or die, with that decision. Sandra Miniere (http://alightersidetocancer.com/)did just that. She is now a 10-year breast cancer survivor who was told shortly after surgery that they "didn't get all the cancer." Listen to her tell about the journey that took her from coast-to-coast and hear about how she "hit the jackpot" on her trip to "the cure." She reveals how a psychic enabled her to realize what was important, get in touch with her body and realize that she had to heal herself if she was going to beat her cancer. Her training as a life coach (http://www.co-creativecoach.com/)helped guide her, but nothing fully prepared her for having to say "No" to one of her doctors. Join us and gain insight into a courageous woman's fight for her life.
51 minutes | Dec 25, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Finally, What to Eat When You’re Pregnant … and Why. An interview with Adele Hite.
Learn how to choose food during your pregnancy that keeps you healthy and prevents your baby from becoming overweight as a child or developing diabetes, high cholesterol or high blood pressure as an adult! Moreover, you'll hear from a mom and a nutritional researcher why this is so. Join us and hear how to eat a guilt-free diet that is good for you and your baby! LINK: Adele Hite -- Link to: http://fireofthegodsfitness.blogspot.com/2010/08/adele-hite-on-usda-food-guidelines.html (http://fireofthegodsfitness.blogspot.com/2010/08/adele-hite-on-usda-food-guidelines.html)
49 minutes | Dec 18, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – A discussion of the most important nutrition document in the world! An interview with Adele Hite
Learn how The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietaryguidelines.htm), a governmental description of what constitutes a nutritious diet, has become a political tool of the US Department of Agriculture. Listen to how the USDA operates under a large conflict of interest -- they must maximize the sale of American farm products, mainly wheat and corn, while providing guidelines for what Americans should eat. This typically means that their definition of "nutritious" is crafted to coincide with what the farmers grow despite the negative impact on our health. This is the story told by someone in the trenches -- an expert in nutrition who has your health as her number one concern. Listen and be amazed. You'll be outraged at what you hear.
57 minutes | Dec 11, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – ADHD — The rest of the story
An interview with Dr. Mary Anne Block (http://blockcenter.com/blog/about/). How would you respond if you were the parent of a young child who is sent home with a note from the teacher saying your son has been repeatedly disruptive in class and can't sit still? She has suggested that you take him to the doctor to see if something can be done for it. This is very commonly how children get placed on Ritalin (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000606/) or a number of other powerful drugs that act in a manner similar to cocaine. It is exactly how many children are treated. The problem is that placing kids on Ritalin is not dissimilar to giving a child with a brain tumor some Tylenol for the headache. The underlying problem has not been diagnosed and it is not being treated. This happens in adult medicine with some regularity as well. If you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, you will frequently walk out of the doctor's office with a prescription for a diuretic (water pill) without having the doctor look for the underlying cause of the high blood pressure, which is usually NOT treated by the water pill you were prescribed. Today there are over 5,000,000 children diagnosed with ADHD and many of them are on powerful stimulant drugs ... for many years. What impact does this have on their brain and their health in general? Today I'll be talking with a doctor who approaches ADHD differently and you'll hear why. If you are the parent or relative of a child with ADHD, or are an adult with ADHD-like symptoms, you won't want to miss this program.
56 minutes | Dec 4, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – What you absolutely must know about the “flu” shot
An interview with Dale Peterson, MD (http://www.drdalepeterson.com/index.php). About thirty years ago only 15% of elderly Americans received the flu shot. Today the CDC (Centers for disease Control) (http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/flushot.htm) is recommending flu shots for everyone over the age of six months. Tune in to hear what impact this wide-ranging vaccination program has had on the elderly and those most at risk for flu-related deaths. The results will surprise you. I'll be discussing how flu vaccines are produced, how the experts decide what flu strains to vaccinate against, what some of the unlikely ingredients are that you'll find in the flu vaccine "cocktail" and what happens if the experts are wrong. If you had the flu shot last year, tune in to hear whether you need to get it again. You'll learn how the drug companies disagree with the CDC and why this might impact the health of you and your baby. I'll also be discussing a novel approach that might shorten flu symptoms if you become one of the unlucky persons to get the flu. Please join me for an enlightening program and hear what you're NOT being told about flu shots.
57 minutes | Nov 28, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – If you have “high” cholesterol or have been told to take a “statin” drug, you must listen to this program. It could save your life. An interview with Ernest N. Curtis, M. D.
Cholesterol. It's the buzz-word in medicine. It's the darling of the cardiologist. The lower the "normal" level of cholesterol is set, the more patients cardiologists have to see. And what's considered "normal" has fallen dramatically in recent years. The question is "Why?" Today millions of Americans are being told by their doctors that they need to take a potentially toxic, and very expensive, medication for 40, 50, or more years. Many of them are totally asymptomatic. Their only mistake was to have their cholesterol level checked in the first place. Once that is done, many of them will end up taking one of an army of statin drugs. And can they ever lower cholesterol ... often by up to 50%. The only kicker is that how much the cholesterol level is lowered has NO relation to any benefit the drug may provide. If this sounds absurd, you need to read the book The Cholesterol Delusion (http://www.amazon.com/Cholesterol-Delusion-Ernest-Curtis-M-D/dp/1608449629/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322066601&sr=1-1). If you do, the trust in your doctor, and in medicine in general, will be changed forever. We have all been inundated by the adds for drugs like Lipitor, Zocor and Crestor. We will be discussing how these drug companies "legally" distort the purported benefits of these drugs with a well-known statistical trick. You'll learn how funding of heart research for the last generation has been more political than scientific. And you'll get a sense of why doctors feel compelled to treat a number (your "high" cholesterol level) rather than treating the patient (you!).
64 minutes | Nov 20, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – The biggest epidemic the world has ever known … and you’re part of it. An interview with Dr. Michael Holick.
Have you heard there's a new drug that can slash your risk of a number of deadly cancers by up to 50%, almost eradicate childhood diabetes, diminish the risk of multiple sclerosis and double the health benefits of exercise? Sound too good to be true? That's because it doesn't exist. However, if it did, the drug company would be advertising it every chance they got and they'd probably sell billions of dollars of it each year. Don't despair because there is a solution and you can get it for free. My guest today is someone who stuck with his guns and dared to buck the medical system. He was forced to resign as Professor of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine by the same person who had previously nominated him for a prestigious research award and actually made the presentation. He did so because he believed that current medical dogma he was being asked to support was incorrect. He will provide some startling insights about the vitamin deficiency that afflicts almost 2 billion people worldwide including approximately 160 million Americans and many newborn children. If you're overweight or have dark skin you are at even higher risk. The pressing problem is that of vitamin D deficiency (http://www.vitamindcouncil.org/about-vitamin-d/vitamin-d-deficiency/). You will hear as Dr. Holick estimates that correcting this problem could eliminate $260 billion from our yearly health expenditures. He will also provide some unexpected insights about tanning beds and explain why millions of Baby Boomers have the wrinkles they do today and how it's due to their sunscreen.
65 minutes | Nov 13, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Get rid of your pain. Learn about the modern world of chiropractic medicine. An interview with Dr. Rob Harrison.
Jerry Rice (http://www.yourspine.com/Chiropractic/Jerry+Rice+Speaks+Out+for+Chiropractic.aspx), perennial Pro Bowl receiver for the San Francisco 49ers and winner of three Super Bowl rings swears by his chiropractor as being the key to keeping him in the game for so many years. His sentiments are mirrored by many other athletes including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Evander Holyfield and Tiger Woods. Whether its relieving pain, getting ready for the big game or relaxing sore muscles, chiropractic therapy has the answer. However, you don't have to be a world-class athlete to benefit from what this unique branch of medicine has to offer. According to Dr. Rob Harrison, the body is a big erector set and it needs to be maintained. He speaks candidly about how he approaches healing, what it's like to visit a chiropractor and what you can expect. He even explains how low level laser therapy can decrease inflammation and improve a number of conditions. So tune in to be entertained and educated.
59 minutes | Nov 6, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – The Advanced Course in Nutritional Supplementation — Part 2 of a discussion with Dr. Larry McCleary.
Last week we discussed how prolonged, low-grade vitamin deficiencies (http://www.ajcn.org/content/90/4/889.full.pdf)could contribute to the development of many chronic diseases and premature aging. This week we'll carry on the discussion of nutritional supplementation and you'll learn how specific supplements can play vital roles in the prevention of many of the diseases that plague society today including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure, diabetes and stroke. You'll be hearing about new uses for well-known supplements, supplements you might not be aware of, what you MUST be taking if you are on one of those "statin (http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/coenzyme-q10-000295.htm)" medications, how a simple spice could save your life and what supplement you should definitely NOT be taking if you want to live a long and healthy life. So take an hour of time to learn what could add years to your life!
59 minutes | Oct 30, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Are your vitamins killing you or are they the secret to a long, healthy life? An interview with Dr. Larry McCleary. Part 1 of a 2 part program
There have been recent medical studies all over the news (http://archinte.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/short/171/18/1625)claiming that your vitamin supplement may be killing you. Is that really the case, or are things not so clear cut? There are other studies showing that vitamins may slow cognitive decline (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/gps.2758/abstract) or increase levels of deficient nutrients in your body (http://www.springerlink.com/content/j268884096h28038/). What are you to believe? To hear a lively discussion that peels the onion and delves into what is really being said in scientific circles listen to what Dr. McCleary has to say about the cutting-edge research into how subtle, but chronic, vitamin deficiencies are harming your health and what you can do about it. Dr. Bruce Ames has published detailed findings about his TRIAGE theory of long term mild micronutrient deprivation and how it contributes to DNA damage and cellular deterioration that contributes to chronic disease development including cancer and Alzheimer's disease. He describes how our evolutionary heritage directed our cells to deal with vitamin deficiencies ... and what the consequences are for you! It's all in today's program.
32 minutes | Oct 23, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – A Summary of What’s in the News this week with tantalizing tidbits about the PSA-based prostate cancer screening controversy and other relevant topics with Larry McCleary, M. D.
Several years ago, during the convocation of the newly-admitted medical school class at Harvard Medical School the Dean admitted that half of what they will be taught would ultimately be proven to be false -- he just didn't know which half. That appears to reflect the current state of medicine regarding recommendations about screening for prostate cancer -- the second leading cancer in American males. The United States Preventive Services Task Force (http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf12/prostate/prostateart.htm#discussion)has just released recommendations suggesting that PSA-based prostate cancer screening for healthy men not be performed, thus reversing a long-standing medical policy. This has triggered a maelstrom of emotional responses, controversy and misunderstanding. Tune in for an informative discussion to help make sense of what you've been hearing in the media. I also discuss a novel approach (still in the research stage) that could revolutionize treatment for severe allergies, new ways to prevent an array of neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADD and ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) and a new link between Celiac Disease and osteoporosis. Today's shorter program is fast-paced and very informative.
63 minutes | Oct 16, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – The Rogue Nutritionist: An Interview with Jonny Bowden, Ph. D.
It can be pretty easy to lose weight ... the same 15 pounds, over and over again. Just like it's easy to stop smoking. As Jonny's dad said, "I've done it 20 times!" Once you've lost the weight, the difficult part is keeping it off. Dr. Jonny Bowden (http://www.jonnybowden.com/)believes the secret to weight-loss success lies between your ears. We all know what is good food, how much to eat and what to avoid. The hard part is doing the right things consistently, day in and day out, especially when we are constantly being bombarded with eating triggers on TV, on line and in magazines and newspapers. The food manufacturers know what we crave and they package it appealingly and market it with billion dollar marketing budgets. So, what can we do to fight back? Jonny tells us in his new program Unleash Your Thin (http://naturalhealthsherpa.com/unleash/video/webinar-replay/5109)where he discusses how the messaging we are bombarded with literally rewires our brains and makes it almost impossible to resist. The secret is knowing how to bullet proof our minds and achieve the slim self we all desire. To hear about the 150 healthiest foods on earth and how to navigate our toxic food environment, please join me for a rollicking interview with Jonny Bowden.
52 minutes | Oct 9, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Musings from an Issei: An interview with Mr. Paul Okimoto.
We all arrive at that time in our life when we feel the need for contemplation about the decisions we have made and how our life has unfolded. Tumultuous events we encounter along the way can refocus the prism with which we filter future experiences. Nowhere is that more prescient than with my guest today -- Paul Okimoto. At a tender age he was plucked from his Japanese homeland and taken to San Diego, California shortly before the outbreak of WWII. He and his family were subsequently placed in an internment camp in Poston, Arizona (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poston_War_Relocation_Center)where they spent three years. Mr. Okimoto describes these poignant memories and how they catapulted him off to college and then around the world. He reveals his unease with the opposite sex and how he used humor to defuse stressful situations such as childhood dates where he referred to holding hands as "promiscuous interdigitation." He learned to read at age 4 and was introduced to Tchaikovsky's Symphony Pathetique the same year. These events simultaneously launched his musical career and wanderlust. In his memoirs the reader is exposed to many glimpses of an unconventional lifestyle. Join Mr. Okimoto on his journey across Russia, through medical school in Bordeaux, for early morning educational training with a Palestinian mathematician and while careening through Amsterdam streets with crazed cabdrivers. Listen as Mr. Okimoto reflects on a life well-lived and what he would do differently if given a second chance.
62 minutes | Oct 2, 2011
Brain-Body Breakthroughs – Cure Aging or Die Trying: An interview with Dr. William Andrews
As the Founder, President and CEO of Sierra Sciences (http://www.sierrasci.com/index.html), a bio-tech company in Reno, Nevada, he is in the process of doing just that. Seem unlikely? You wont feel that way after you hear what he has to say. Dr. Andrews views aging just as any other disease. He tells you why he feels that way and has data to back him up. The Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology in 2009 was awarded for work done on telemore (http://www.sierrasci.com/telomere/index.html)biology. This is the same field we will be discussing today. You'll soon see why it has the potential to turn back the hands of time as well as cure cancer and a host of other chronic diseases. You'll even hear how the ability to lengthen telomeres might enable AIDs patients to live normal lives. Sound too good to be true? Only if you've never heard Bill Andrews (http://www.sierrasci.com/staff/bill.html)explain how close he is to solving these difficult problems. George Clooney just celebrated his big 5-0 and he said his current aspiration is to be AARP's Sexiest Man to Still be Alive! We all want to live long and healthy lives. Listen today to learn how to take the first step!
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