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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.
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 AlternativesAny one of us can develop it, even children and teens. The good news is that back pain usually resolves without too much ado. Though occasionally there's something serious going on.So how do you tell? And who should you see to sort it out?
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.
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!
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 Expectancy.movLife 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!
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.
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.
Brain Function Series - 4Learn how to maximize your brain function as you watch the fourth, and final part, on this wonderful series with Dr Arlene Taylor.
Brain Function Series - 3Watch the third episode on this amazing series with Dr Taylor and maximize your brain function!
Brain Function Series - 2Watch the second part on this wonderful series with Dr Arlene Taylor.
Brain Function Series - 1You are unique. The color of your eyes, the tone of your skin, even your fingerprints. And so it should not surprise you to learn that your brain is also unique. How can you maximize its function? Watch this series with Dr Arlene Taylor.
ThanksgivingIn this Thanksgiving season, let's see if gratitude can be another tool to achieve better health and wellness. And if it is, should we be giving thanks more than once a year?
Kidney StonesKidney stones are small, hard mineral deposits that form inside the kidneys. They can be very painful, but don't usually cause long term damage. But they do recur. So how does a stone form? What makes it happen? How can you get rid of them? Watch.
Metabolic SyndromeThe Metabolic syndrome affects at least one third of all adults in America and other industrialized countries. It doubles the risk of heart disease and increases the risk of diabetes at least five-fold. What causes it? Can it be prevented?
The Art of ParentingBabies arrive without any instructions! In fact, many times their arrival is unplanned. Yet every child is unique, and precious. Watch as our experts give you ideas, tools and examples on how to master the Art of being a Parent.
Toxins and Your BabyMany chemicals that pregnant women absorb or ingest from the environment can cross the placenta to the fetus. Reducing exposure to toxic environmental agents is critical for the future of your baby. Please watch this shocking episode!
Peptic UlcersHave you ever had gnawing pain in the upper abdomen and worried that you had a stomach ulcer? How can you be sure? Watch as we discuss ulcers, their treatment and prevention.
EndometriosisOne in 10 women have a condition called endometriosis. Its common, yet mysterious. With serious and disabling symptoms there can be little apparent disease or severe distortion of the reproductive organs and few or no symptoms. Watch for solutions.
Depression Series - 4Watch the final part of this amazing series and learn how to conquer depression.
Depression Series - 3Join us to experience the third episode on how to prevent and reverse depression. Dr Neil Nedley shares his extensive knowledge with us.
Depression Series - 2Watch the second part of this wonderful series with Dr Neil Nedley.
Depression Series - 1The World Health Organization estimates 350 million people globally suffer from depression. The number is growing. By 2030, it will be the No. 1 global disease burden, surpassing heart disease and cancer. The good news? It can be prevented. Watch.
Falls in the ElderlyOne in 3 people over 65, fall every year. And for those over 75, that rate rises to 1 in 2. Falls are the largest contributor to injury deaths in the elderly.
Child Behavior and DietAsthma, allergies, autism and ADHD are all on the increase. And those most at risk? Well, it's our children. 1 in 3 kids in the US are affected by at least one of these issues. How might you improve the health of your child? Watch.
Alzheimer's DiseaseOne in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. Alzheimer’s deaths continue to rise increasing 68 percent from 2000-2010. Is there anything you can do to prevent it? Please watch.
Adrenal InsufficiencyAre you feeling tired all the time? Do you feel sleepy constantly? Have you already tried it all but fatigue is making your days unbereable? Watch this show and learn about a condition you may not have heard before.
Smoking Cessation Week Episode 4Becoming smoke free is not all plain sailing. There are often traps along the way. Perhaps some you haven't thought of yet. What foods may help or hinder? Is exercise important? What should I drink? What do I do during breaks at work? Tune in!
Smoking Cessation Week Episode 3So, you've been watching our previous episodes. You're now convinced and motivated to quit smoking. What should be your next step? How to develop a strategy? How can you focus your motivation? What is the best way to quit? Please watch!
Smoking Cessation Week Episode 2There are 4,000 chemicals in every cigarette. 30-40 are carcinogens. ONE is addictive. It's called nicotine. How addictive? Ten times more addictive than anything you can think of. But there's hope. We'll explore nicotine withdrawal on this episode.
Smoking Cessation Week Episode 1Do you smoke? Have you considered quitting? Perhaps you've tried before. Well you're not alone! 50% of all smokers in the US try to stop each year!So if you're one of them and you've not quite made it, then todays show is for you!
Epigenetics IIIEpigenetics is at the epicenter of modern medicine. You are born with your genes. You're exposed to your environment. And then you age. How these factors interact to cause disease, is the study of Epigenetics. Watch and take control!
Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseCrohn's disease and Ulcerative colitis. Both forms of inflammatory bowel disease. A chronic, painful inflammation that affects the lives of of almost 1.5 million people in the US. But what causes it? Who is affected? If you have it, what can you do?
Childhood DepressionSo what are the symptoms that parents need to watch for? Which children are more at risk? How can we protect our kids from depression? The answers to these questions coming straight ahead! Stay tuned.
InfertilityIf getting pregnant has been a challenge for you. You are not alone. 10-15% of couples, in the US are infertile. This can raise emotional, psychological and physical issues that need individualized attention. Watch this episode for expert advice!
Infant Heart TransplantDr Leonard Bailey joins us for this amazing episode. From Baby Fae to the latest in heart transplant. Stay tuned to know the man, the stories and the newest on heart transplant!
Food AllergiesFood allergy is a serious medical condition affecting up to 15 millions people in the US, including 1 in 13 children. Unlike food intolerances, food allergy results when the immune system mistakenly targets a harmless food protein, and attacks it.
Proton Therapy for Breast CancerOn today's show, we're going to discuss how Proton Therapy is now beginning to be used for a new application - Breast Cancer. We'll go on location to Loma Linda California!
PsoriasisPsoriasis is the commonest auto-immune disease in the US, affecting over 7 million Americans. What causes it? What treatment is best? Are allergies involved? The answer to these questions and more, coming right up!
Congenital Heart DefectsIn the US, about 36,000 children are born with a heart defect each year. That's about 9 out of every 1,000 infants. On tthis episode, we're going to learn more about them and meet a very special surgeon, who has been repairing hearts for many years.
Proton Therapy for Prostate CancerProton therapy for prostate cancer is a treatment option involving a focused ray of proton particles aimed at destroying cancerous tissues. This treatment is capable of delivering precise, high doses of radiation to accurately target cancer cells.
WeaningWeaning is when a baby transitions from breast milk to other sources of nourishment. It's a gradual process that calls for patience and understanding from both mother and baby! Watch this episode.
Anger ManagementShould you hold in your emotions and not express them? Should you vent them and let them out? Or is there another way to deal with the annoyances in life, that's healthier and more constructive? Stay tuned to find the best way to deal with anger.
Colon CancerColorectal cancer is a type of cancer for which screening is possible, enabling it to be detected early. In addition, treatment is better, resulting in 1 million survivors of this cancer in the US. But, how do we safeguard ourselves from getting it?
Atrial FibrillationAtrial Fibrillation or AF is the most frequent heart arrhythmia. More than 1% of the US population will experience AF within their lifetime and the numbers are growing. Why is the risk of AF rising? Are lifestyle factors implicated? What can you do?
Allergies and EczemaHow do we stop the watery eyes, those horrible headaches, the sneezing and all of the itching? How can YOU avoid to trigger allergies and suppress this exaggerated immune response?
Skin CancerSkin cancer is the most common of all cancers, affecting more than 2 million Americans each year. This number is rising rapidly. What can you do to prevent it? Are there ways to detect it at an early, curable stage? Please watch.