We decided to have a show that makes you the topic.
We have no prepared topic because the topic is you and your questions and concerns.
We asked for questions on Facebook and live on air.
Below are some of the questions written in, so make to sure listen to us dive in with science backed info on your health.
1. I really need to lose some weight. Type two diabetic that likes to eat, but I am using portion control. Will walking 2 to 3 miles 3 to 4 nights a week do any good to lower my A1C?
2. What is your take on the Ketogenic way of life?
3. The AHA and others keep flip flopping on fats and oils. Fake news and click bait everywhere. What's your final answer with studies that actually had peer review as it pertains to coconut oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, butter, ghee, etc. VS. the heart, liver, cholesterol, insulin response and trigs?
4. I am actually interested in detoxifying. I am not vegetarian by far although I do wish I could maintain healthy weight on a veggie diet. I was recently feeling very sluggish and run down and converted to soy milk and fasted for about 4 days where I had 2 tablespoons of dry quinoa in morning with coffee that was sweetened for breakfast, about the same for lunch minus coffee add a glass of soy milk, and for dinner I had nothing for two days except soy and the 3rd and fourth day a salad. I also had two to 3 oz of Apple cider vinegar... Mothers unfiltered organic made by Braggs. The fifth day I felt pretty darned good and have considered trying this every month. I would like to get your take on this.
Do you think drinking diet soda is healthier than having regular soda?
Scientific research proves otherwise.
Ironically, in pursuit of health, some people switch from drinking regular soda to drinking diet soda. Replacing sugar with artificial sweeteners may seem like a good idea for the waistline and metabolic function, but unfortunately it’s not much better.
Swapping regular soda with diet soda entails trading one set of health issues for another.
Studies have shown that the real sugar or high fructose corn syrup found in regular soda can increase the risks of heart disease and trigger major metabolic damage.
But a study done by researchers at Boston University also points out that artificially sweetened sodas may increase the risk of dementia and strokes. The study found that diet soda drinkers are three times more likely to experience stroke and dementia, especially in populations over 45 years old and 60 years old respectively.
Using cognitive tests and MRI imaging, scientists determined that three regular sodas a day or just one diet soda per day, can shrink the hippocampus area of the brain, resulting in poor memory and accelerated brain aging. This is likely how soda consumption can eventually lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s. This information is particularly important for people who have a family history or genetic predisposition towards dementia, Alzheimer’s or stroke.
The findings of the study accounted for other factors being equal, such as diet, exercise and smoking, among test subjects.
Tea on the other hand, both the black and green varieties, has the power to reduce the risk of dementia by half. A study was conducted with 1000 subjects over the age of 55 in China. This population was at higher risk for developing dementia or Alzheimers due to age and as carriers of Alzheimer’s gene (APOE e4). The study found that drinking tea daily reduced the risk of cognitive decline by 86 percent.
If you’re someone who switched to diet soda for health reasons, consider switching to unsweetened iced tea with lemon instead. Or replace that craving for fizzy drinks with bubbly water with lemon or lime or probiotic-rich kombucha.
There are other conditions connected to long-term consumption of diet sodas, such as depression and kidney damage. Also, surprisingly, daily diet soda consumption increases the risk of type 2 diabetes by 67 percent.
In the 1960s, the sugar industry funded some skewed studies that pointed to dietary fat as the culprit that caused a variety of health issues, from heart disease, to cancer to high cholesterol.
The goal was to take the attention off of excessive sugar consumption as the actual cause of these diseases.
Many studies, over subsequent decades, have proven the original study was wrong, but misguided public opinion about what is and isn’t healthy still persists. The truth is that excess sugar consumption causes the most damage to health.
And it’s especially exacerbated when mixing excessive sugar consumption with unhealthy or rancid fats from hydrogenated oils from fried or processed foods.
It’s easy to consume too much sugar while guzzling sodas. A 12-ounce can of Coke has 39 grams of sugar. All of the 140 calories in that soda comes from sugar.
The type of insulin spike that’s caused by drinking regular soda also causes fat deposits around the belly. This type of belly fat, also called subcutaneous fat, has been associated with increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The 21 Day Body Makeover can help repair metabolic and cognitive damage from consuming both regular and diet sodas. It also includes a green tea extract in one of its supplemental formulas to provide extra antioxidants and boost brain health.
Our 21 Day detox will help dispel some old dietary myths, break bad eating habits and promote a real food diet and habits that support weight loss, energy, brain health and mood.
My guest was Dr. Ken Redcross, MD, board-certified internal medicine, who has been featured on TV shows such as “The Doctors,“The Insider” and E! Entertainment Television.
Americans are trying to fit everything they can into their schedule, and when it comes time to for exercise some people believe a weekend warrior mentality is better than nothing. We will examine the latest study on weekend warriors benefit and increase risk
Only 1 in 3 adults get the CDC’s recommended amount of exercise each week, A recent study from JAMA finds weekend warrior exercises might still reap health benefits similar to a more ideal daily exercise schedule.
The second part of the show we will discuss the Price of Pain while using Pain Meds. The dangers non benefits of muscle soreness for people who take Advil or other NSAID's And are doctors responsible for the painkiller epidemic or is it the patient’s fault?