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Cardiac RehabCardiovascular disease kills almost 1 million Americans each year. And 70 million others live with some form of heart disease. Discover how you can have a healthy heart.
Reaching Your Exercise GoalWhat’s your exercise goal? For example, if it's to build a 6-pack we would be thinking about weights and resistance training. If it's to lose fat, then we want to add some cardio. Discover how to reach your exercise goal.
Preventive Foot HealthOur feet sustain your body weight along with the impact of bounce from walking, which can be as much as 3 times your body weight. But what does good foot care entail? Find out on this episode!
Limb LossEvery day around 400 Americans lose a limb, and on globally? The rate is staggering, one amputation every 30 seconds. But there's good news to go with the bad. Stay tuned!
HIV in AfricaSub-Saharan Africa has the most serious HIV and AIDS epidemic in the world. Many governmental and non-governmental organizations have been working hard to bring the epidemic under control. Learn more about this epidemic on this episode!
Nutritional NuancesEvery time we look at a magazine, we're bombarded with contradicting health information, or another health fad that begs belief. So how do you tell what's fact? And what's fiction? Don’t miss this episode!
Tools For Weight LossIn 1960, less than 1 in 100 could be called extremely obese. Nowadays, 1 in 15 Americans are classified that way. And it's all about our environment. The way the world shapes us, and the way we shape our world. And that? We can change!
Tremors, Tics, & Movement DisorderDisorders of movement are relatively common, though we don't really talk much about them. Whether it’s a tremor or tic, restless leg syndrome, or a more severe condition known as dystonia. Discover what can be done to treat these conditions!
Holding Heart Healthy HabitsCardiovascular disease is the top killer in this country, snatching life from people as young as 20. Take action now to reverse this condition.
Nutrition for ChildrenWe all know how important good nutrition is for a healthy, growing child. But what about the picky eater? How do you encourage them to eat the healthy food you lovingly prepare for them? Sometimes it takes a little guidance from an expert. Watch!
The Dietician CoachHas your doctor ever told you that adjusting your diet will help a health condition that you have? So did you make the adjustment? Well if you're ready to change, don’t miss this episode!
High Blood Pressure1 in 4 adults worldwide have high blood pressure. The 2010 Global Burden of Disease Study found hypertension to be THE leading cause of disease. There are many things you can do to stop this pandemic. Don’t miss this episode!
Ageing WellMany say that aging is not for the faint of heart. But it doesn't have to be that way. Discover how you can age well.
How Not To DieMost of our leading killer diseases are not caused by infections, accidents, or event genetics. 80-90% of them are due to lifestyle factors such as smoking, diet, & inactivity. Discover how diet can impact your health.
Nutrition FactsDiscover a way to decipher the academic language in scientific literature to improve your diet. Don't miss this episode!
Lifestyle Change for Your PersonalityAchieving or maintaining health goals can be a struggle. We know what we should do, we might even try it, but we often don't sustain good habits. Well, you're not alone. On this episode, we’ll share some practical tips for you to achieve those goals.
Lifestyle & ThinkingIf we want to think smarter, we need more than a good education and correcting distortions. We need to live smarter! Discover how nutrition, physical activity, and brain inputs such as movies, music, and social media impacts your health.
Correcting Distortions Part 2People with high emotional intelligence quotient or EQ are able to adapt to change and to those around them, they are steady and dependable, and they are open to constructive criticism, innovation, & new ideas. Find out how you can be that way!
Correcting Distortions Part 1A negative event in our day can often result in a series of negative emotions and behaviors, which in turn trigger stress reactions resulting in poor physical, mental and emotional health. Reverse this idea on this episode!
Emotional IntelligenceThe idea that IQ determines outcome has been eroded and is now thought to contribute only 20% toward life success. So who about the other 80%? And are the other factors caught or taught? Don’t miss this episode!
Forgiveness & The BrainOne in 5 of us have a mental health issue and one in 25 live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression. Is it possible that some of the milder mental health issues are not due to anything physical?
StrokeEvery 2 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world is having a stroke. Some strokes are silent, or mild, but some are severe, and will kill one person every 10 seconds. Learn more on how to recover after having a stroke.
Lifestyle 180Most of us know what is needed to live a healthier lifestyle, yet we don't do it. Perhaps we lack motivation, we're too busy, or we just can't sustain changes that we do make. Yet, there are programs available to give us the support we need.
How's your stress recovery?Do you KNOW when you're stressed? Find out how to recover after a stressful day.
Environmental HealthWe all interact with our environment constantly. Maintaining a healthy environment is pivotal to good health. Globally, almost 25% of all deaths and the total burden of disease can be attributed to environmental factors. Learn more about this!
Medical School is Changing80% of the chronic diseases affecting those of us living in developed countries are a consequence of lifestyle choices. Yet, doctors of today are training in prescribing drug medications. If lifestyle change isn't happening, who's to blame?
Naturopathic HealingThe body has an inherent ability to heal when natural physiological processes are supported. In the naturopathic realm, that support may come in the form of nutrition & exercise, massage & physical therapy, and botanicals. Learn more on naturopathy!
Health & Wellness CoachWe all have a vision of where we would like our lives to go, of the things we want to accomplish, and the success we would like to achieve. When it comes to health and wellness, to fitness and longevity, are you achieving those goals?
Whole Foods, As Grown61% of the food that Americans buy is highly processed. That's at least 1000 calories a day for each and every one of us. Find out how that impacts your health.
Visual Acuity & LASIKIn 2012 there were 246 million people in the world with low vision, and almost half of them had uncorrected refractive errors. Which means they were near sighted, far sighted, had presbyopia, and/or astigmatism. Learn more about your options!
Healthful MeditationWhat’s the difference between Eastern meditation and Christian prayer? On this episode, find out the benefits of a healthy meditation.
Hello HealthyIf we think about health in terms of performance, then we might imagine that a healthy person jumps out of bed every morning with energy to spare, & achieves their goals with alacrity! Find out how you can also have that energy.
Being ThankfulWith Thanksgiving upon us, it's the perfect time to ask ourselves: WHAT can we be thankful for? Find out how being thankful impacts your health.
Alcohol: Is Recovery Possible?Alcoholics Anonymous has been working since 1935 to help alcoholics stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. Find out how it works, and how successful it is.
Is Alcohol Safe in Pregnancy?If an unborn child is exposed to alcohol while in utero, it can be affected for life. So how much alcohol must a woman drink during pregnancy to have an affected child?
Is Moderate Alcohol Use Healthy?Have you ever heard that the moderate consumption of alcohol is associated with better health outcomes? Discover the truth about alcohol on this episode!
Alcohol & SocietyFind out how alcohol is impacting our society.
Back Pain - The AlternativesIt’s one of the most common reasons people either see a doctor or miss work, and it’s also a leading cause of disability. Learn more about simple treatments that you can do to prevent or relief back pain.
Preventing Risky BehaviorThe National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System in the US, monitors 6 types of health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults. Find out what can be done to prevent these behaviors.
Is Marijuana Safe?Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. But wait, I hear you say, it's now being used medicinally. You're right! Yet, is it safe?
Protecting our kids from substance abuseYouth who drink alcohol are more likely to experience negative consequences. Find out how you can prevent your youth from drinking.
Alcohol's Impact on the FamilyAlcoholism can cause more damage & pain than any other internal or external influence on the family unit. Learn how you can help a loved one.
Depression Program ResultsOne in 4 American adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year and for many, that disorder is depression. With its chronic, recurring pattern, many people believe there is no cure. But there’s HOPE!
Multiple SclerosisEvery hour of every day, one American is diagnosed with a lifelong, chronic disease called multiple sclerosis. This disease is unpredictable and affects primarily young adults. So what causes it? What are the treatment options? Stay Tuned!
Living More ActiveThousands and thousands of deaths occur every year as a result of inactivity. And it doesn't only cause death! It causes high blood pressure, heart disease, anxiety, depression, cancer, Type 2 diabetes, strokes, osteoporosis... It's time to ACT!
Digestive HealthDuring the 20th century there have been major shifts in the incidence and types of disorders of the digestive tract and it accounts for 10% of all deaths in the US, with increasing risk as you age. So what can be causing all this dysfunction?
Back PainAny one of us can develop it, even children and teens. And many things can be blamed - from physical to psychological factors. However, the good news is that back pain usually resolves without too much ado. How do you tell if it's serious?
Your Frontal LobeThe brain is divided into sections. Being situated at the front of the head, the frontal lobe is the most common place for brain injury to occur. But what happens when the frontal lobe is injured or malfunctions? Watch this to find out!
Functional MedicineChronic diseases are responsible for nearly 80% of total health care costs in the United States today. Yet we're managing the symptoms with pills and temporary remedies. We need to change the way we think about the diseases. Watch this!
NUTRITION AND THE PLANETThrough history, there have been many dietary patterns eaten by many different cultures. There has been one that has stood the test of time that has been promoted for many different reasons, and is now being supported for ... sustainability.
NUTRIENT DEFICIENCIESOften when someone finds out that I don't eat meat, they begin to enquire about nutritional deficiencies. How do I get enough iron? What do I do to replace meat? Do I get sufficient protein? Vitamins? Minerals? Don’t miss this episode!
NUTRITION AND THE BRAINIt is well established that a person's nutrition can substantially affect mood, behavior and brain function. Tune in to find out how you can eat the right combinations to feed your brain most effectively!
NUTRITIONAL RESEARCHThere is so much more to food than simply eating. Is the Mediterranean diet good for Metabolic Syndrome? How does what you eat affect your great grandkids? Which factors influence what you choose to eat? Tune in for these answers and more!
Diabetes ComplicationsHaving lots of sugar in your blood can really do a number on your blood vessels. Symptoms start with small blood vessels first, like those supplying your eyes, kidneys, and feet. To keep those sugars down? Don't miss this episode!
Eye HealthThe human eye is composed of many parts that work together. We receive visual images, focus them properly and send messages to the brain via the topic nerve. How likely is it that as we age, we'll face the possibility of losing our eyesight?
Reversing Cardiovascular DiseaseThirty years ago, when a cardiac patient was told there was nothing more that medicine could offer - it meant the end of the road. But Dr Caldwell Esselstyn thought he knew better. Find out how you can live longer by choosing your food wisely.
Gynecologic CancersEvery 6 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with gynecological cancer. That's over 90,000 new cases this year alone. Those cancers cause 28,000 deaths, and some are called "silent killers". That's because women are often unaware of the signs and symptoms.
Decaffeinate!Caffeine is one of the most researched food components on our tables today. And caffeinated drinks are considered an essential part of everyday life for most Americans. We're increasingly told it's a health food but can a drug be really good?
End DietingThe U.S. has a poorer health status and lower life expectancy than other countries, despite spending the most money on health care. What's going on? And how can we stem the tide of chronic disease? Don't miss this episode!
The China StudyThe China Study is said to be the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. And on this show we interview Dr. Colin Campbell, co-author of America's best-selling book about nutrition. Watch this episode!
Natural Products - Safe & Effective?The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements, daily or occasionally. And by dietary supplement, I mean things such as vitamins, minerals, herbals, etc... Are there safeguards to their use? Watch this episode!
ExergamingWhat do you think when I say the word "game"? You probably imagine being with friends and family having fun! And you're right. Nowadays, with apps and devices, technology is finding a way to turn healthy living into a game. Watch this Episode
Mobile Health TechnologyMobile, wireless, digital, wearable, tele-health, gaming, and connected health are all new tools that are fast becoming part of the health and wellness landscape. We are surrounded by technology. But are we using it to it's best advantage?
Anti-OxidantsAn apple slice turns brown. Nuts become rancid. An old car begins to rust. All as the result of a natural process called oxidation. However, there are anti-oxidants in many foods and drinks right within our reach. Don't miss this episode!
Ebola ResponseWest Africa is still struggling with the Ebola crisis. There have been over 17,000 suspected cases resulting in more than 6,000 deaths and the fight goes on. It seems never-ending, though a small ray of hope is on the horizon.
Disease ProofWhat is it about your health that you would like to change? Perhaps the health history of your family is less than ideal and you see your health slipping away, just like their's did! Don't miss this episode!
COPDEmphysema, chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, and non-reversible asthma, all cluster under the term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD - A disease characterized by breathlessness, coughing, wheezing, and tightness in the breast.
Men's HealthA father's example is a powerful influence over a family's health. For example, if a dad is obese, his children are 4-times more likely to be obese at 18 years of age. It's time to focus our attention on men and their health.
Ebola AwarenessThe 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in west Africa. On today's show, we bring you a special report from several of these NGO's to give us an insider's look at the Ebola Crisis. Don't miss it!
Addictions - AmphetaminesWhen taken excessively or for recreational purposes, amphetamines are highly addictive. However, it is possible to make the break.
Addictions - AlcoholAlcohol misuse is the leading cause of premature death and disability worldwide, for people aged 15 to 50. But, only 10% of those with an alcohol problem recognize that they have one. If you are thinking about drinking, seriously consider the risks.
Addictions - Opiate AddictionThe poppy seed contains morphine and codeine, plus synthetic derivatives like hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, and heroin. To find out more about the effects of opiate in your life, don't miss this episode.
Addictions - Eating Disorder30 million Americans will be suffering from an eating disorder at some time in their lives. Every other teenage girl and nearly 1 in 3 teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors. This preoccupation with food and weight is not healthy!
Adventist Health StudyWho lives longer - vegetarians, non-vegetarians, or vegans? Are nuts a superfood or a fatty food? How much longer could the lifespan be extended by optimal health practices? Find out these answers from the Adventist Health Study.
ConcussionsThe brain can be injured when the head, the body, or both undergo sudden acceleration, deceleration, or rotation. With time and rest, the brain can recover. But what if the injury is missed?
HeadachesLess than half of people with migraine or tension-headaches seek professional help. Instead they rely on over-the-counter medications that can, with chronic and excessive use, actually CAUSE headaches. So if you get headaches, stay tuned!
Fitness FirstSo do you know which is worse for your health - being obese and fit, or being normal weight and unfit? Find out how to be fit and healthy.
Gluten Sensitivity & Celiac DiseaseToday its all the rage to go gluten free. But it's NOT the best diet for everyone! So it's important to know if you're going to benefit from excluding gluten from your diet, or not. Don't miss this episode!
Longevity and ExerciseStarting an exercise program may sound somewhat daunting. However, with a little juggling of schedules and regular reminders to yourself of the benefits, you'll soon be on your way to prolonging you life! Watch this amazing episode!
Longevity and the BrainThere are things you can actively do to promote longevity for your brain. Reduce the oxidative stress, the DNA damage, brain atrophy and delay the effects of aging. Want to know how? Watch this episode!
Longevity: Life ExpectancyLife expectancy of an American both today averages 78 years. However over 70,000 Americans have reached their 100th birthday. So what are they doing? And is, what they are doing, making the difference? Find out on this episode.
Longevity: Adventist Health StudiesThat's right! America has it's very own "blue zone". On today's show we'll discover what specific factors give SDA's significantly less disease and more life, than other Americans. Don't miss it!
ForgivenessForgiveness is often considered a gift we give another. It's true! But in giving it away, we receive much more - the relief of negative emotions that would otherwise destroy our physical, mental and spiritual health. Watch this amazing episode!!!
Reaching ForgivenessForgiveness clearly promotes wellbeing, cardiovascular health and may even increase survival. And we're here to show you how!
Complete Health ImprovementEver considered what it would mean to be completely healthy? On this episode, we set out to find complete health. Don’t miss it!
Make the Change!Do you have items sitting on your wish list? Have they been there a very long time? Like losing weight, getting fit, or working on your cholesterol. We'll help you make them a reality! Watch.
Goodbye DiabetesThe high blood glucose levels associated with diabetes can be very destructive. Obliterating blood vessels around the body, causing heart disease, strokes, impaired vision, and kidney disease. Want to turn it around? Then don't miss this episode!
PCOSPolycystic Ovarian Syndrome or PCOS, is a cluster of hormonal problems characterized by malfunction of the ovaries. Ovulation is irregular, and so is the monthly cycle, pregnancy is less likely, and miscarriages - more likely. Is there hope? Watch.
The Lifestyle Revolution!World-renowned lifestyle specialist and researcher, Dr. Dean Ornish joins Dr. Nerida to discuss the secrets of a better life. Heart disease, prostate cancer, and even how to slow aging down! Don't miss it.
Nutrition ControversiesSo, what's the best weight loss diet? And how much protein do you need if you're working out every day? On today's episode, we've got the answers to these and many of the foodie questions you've sent in. Enjoy!
Osteoarthritis & PrehabilitationThe commonest cause of physical disability in adults worldwide, is osteoarthritis. It affects more than 20 million Americans today. On today's episode watch for an excellent approach to treatment!
The Depression EpidemicA 38% increase in mental disorders and substance use between 1990 and 2010, is blamed on population growth and aging. But what you will learn on today's show will shock you! Celebrated journalist Robert Whittaker shares his research with us.
Prevent & Reverse Heart DiseaseOn this episode: one of the brightest medical researchers of our time, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn shares with us on the latest about prevention and reversal of heart disease. Yes! It is possible! Please watch.
Lose WeightWe have easy access to food, beverages, transport and leisure time. Which really sets us up for packing on the pounds! This means more diabetes, more renal failure, more cancer...Watch! Dr. Arthur Frank guests this episode. Let's stop the epidemic!
MiscarriagesPregnancies, planned or unplanned, are precious. The natural expectation is that all will be well. But when a miscarriage happens, hopes and dreams are dashed and grief ensues...Watch for a touching story and excellent professional advice.
The Doctor of the FutureThomas Edison once said, "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his or her patients in the care of the human frame, in a proper diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." Are we there yet? Meet our specialists.
Spirituality and You - Christmas SpecialFor this episode we have Dr Harold Koenig, from Duke University, sharing with us the latest on the science of spirituality. We also have a very special cooking session and more for the holidays. Don't miss it!
End of Life and BioethicsYou may not have thought about it before, but you CAN have some control over how, you will die. That is, if you plan ahead. Stay with us as we talk about advance directives or living wills.
Your Brain is a GiftDr. Arlene Taylor Ph.D., brain-function researcher and educator, explains how to look after your brain so that it can look after you!
The Male Brain & The Female BrainLearn from Dr. Arlene Taylor Ph.D., brain-function researcher and educator, why men and women misunderstand each other so often!