Why are doctors’ offices and hospital parking lots so full these days? The answer may be a close as your dinner plate. Amy-Lee Goodman, co-author of the new book, “The Meaty Truth,” shines a bright light on diet and makes some surprising connections between what we eat and how we feel. (www.rethinkfoodbook.com)
What happens when a doctor can’t heal himself? Some years ago, OB-GYN physician, Dr. William Rawls, began searching for answers for what was making his life almost unlivable. What he discovered set him on a new course and can provide us with valuable insights into our own health and well-being. (www.vitalplan.com)
Psychiatry done right can be a life saver. Psychiatry done wrong can be deadly. The new book, “Psychiatry Under the Influence,” reveals the dark underbelly of this institution—a world where patient care is sacrificed on the altar of greed and profit—where science plays second fiddle to institutional and political influences. Co-authors Robert Whitaker and Lisa Cosgrove explain.
We think we’ve found the one sure bet for a healthy meal at our favorite restaurant: a big salad! Cameron wells, registered dietitian at the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, suggests caution. Sometimes, salads can be even more unhealthy then the rest of the meal. You just have to know how to build it properly. (www.pcrm.org)
How do we protect the health of our hearts? Good question—one that needs answering because heart disease is our number one killer. The secret is hidden in an underutilized yet completely available resource. Plants! Cardiologist Dr. James Marcum explains.
Anthony Masiello knows what it’s like to be dangerously obese. He also knows what it takes to reverse that condition and regain a normal life—all thanks to the work and wisdom of Dr. Joel Fuhrman. (www.drfuhrman.com)
What’s for supper? Registered dietitian, author, and television personality Julianna Hever suggests that, when it comes to health-promoting plants, the secret is in the color. (www.plantbaseddietitian.com)
If we know so much about the human brain and have so many powerful medicines to deal with any damaging emotion that may arise, why is mental illness skyrocketing around the world? Award-winning Journalist Robert Whitaker addresses this conundrum and reveals some alarming evidence. (www.robertwhitaker.org)
It’s got to be one of the most misunderstood beans on earth. Some say it’s great. Others warn of dire consequences if it’s included in the diet. What’s the truth? Dr. James Marcum weighs in with the evidence concerning soy.
Cholesterol buildup in our arteries can lead to our quick and permanent death. What triggers the event? Seems cholesterol is a double-edged sword… literally. Dr. Michael Greger examines this and other little known facts about health and well-being. (www.nutritionfacts.org)
When it's cold and flu season, we don't have to fall victim to each wandering bug or virus. Nutritarian and well-known physician Dr. Joel Fuhrman explains how we can fight back—and win—the cold wars.
Health-destroying sales receipts, cholesterol in children, Type 1 diabetes, and obesity-fighting dogs are the subjects of this discussion with Dr. Michael Greger, author of “How Not to Die.”
Most of us grin and bear it—this life we live. But there are some among us who look at life and decide that they’re simply not up to the task and find themselves sinking into deep depression. Dr Gregory Jantz, a certified eating disorder specialist, certified chemical dependency counselor, and a nationally certified psychologist offers a place of hope.
Poor people need good nutrition, too. This is one of the many messages promoted by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine in Washington, D.C. Mark Kennedy, vice president for legal affairs at PCRM examines SNAP, farm subsidies, and school lunches, looking for ways to enhance health across the nation.
We’re all burdened by societal pressures, financial crises, wars, bullying, broken families, or out of control depression. For some, the “permanent solution to a temporary problem” seems the only way out. Dr. McDowell offers workable alternatives. (www.AdeleRyanMcDowell.com)