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Why Is Obesity Such a Serious Condition?
"Today. We look at a condition that comes with a multitude of serious health issues. Obesity and we start with the best ways to figure out our optimal weight based on our height. We seem to become inured to the mortal threat of obesity. Go back medical issue. A half century or so when obesity wasn't just run of the mill. The descriptions are much more grim. Obesity is always tragic and its hazards are terrify but it's not just obesity of four million deaths every year tribute excess by nearly forty percent of the victim are just overweight or obese. According to two famous. Harvard studies weight gain of as little as eleven pounds from early adulthood through middle age increases risk of major chronic diseases such as diabetes cardiovascular disease and cancer the flip side though is that even modest weight loss can major health benefits. What's the optimal bmi The largest is in the united states and around the world found that having a normal body mass index a bmi from twenty to twenty five associate with the longest lifespan. Put all the best available stays with the longest follow up together and that can be narrowed down even further to a bmi of twenty two twenty two. that'd be about between one hundred and twenty four hundred thirty six pounds for someone who stands five foot six but even with a normal bmi the risk of developing chronic diseases such as type two diabetes heart disease and several types of cancer starts to rise towards the upper end even starting as low as a bmi one a bmi five eighteen point five and twenty four point five or both considered within the normal range but a bmi five maybe shared with twice the heart disease risk compared eighteen point for just as there are gradations risk within a normal bmi range their spectrum with an
Breaking the Sugar Habit | Dishing Up Nutrition Podcast
"Good morning everybody. i am brittany vincent. I'm also a registered dietitian. I work individually with clients. Teach many of our different nutrition classes but one of my favorite classes to teach is breaking the sugar habit so if eating sugar is a difficult habit for you to break i really recommend taking this online class for only twenty five dollars you can go to weight and wellness dot com. Click on nutrition classes at the top of our website. And i really think the most important reason nowadays to kick the sugar habit is because controlling your blood. Sugar plays a key role in the risk. You may have contracting and then the outcome if you get the cove it or if you get krona virus infection because studies have found that the way people eat in the. Us often result in a weakened immune system because sugar process. Carbs will actually slow down How your white blood cells work and that's a serious problem. Yeah and it makes it so important for us to kick that sugar habit. Research has found that sixteen teaspoons of sugar a day reduces the ability of a special kind of white blood cell. Called neutral fills to help your body fight off infections particularly those caused by certain bacteria and viruses to. I know you listeners. Are saying i never eat. Sixteen of sugar is an obscene amount. Well let's take a look at where you might be getting all the hidden sugar and you're gonna find out it's pretty darn easy to get sixteen teaspoons to. Here's a pretty common scenario. You make your daily drive throughout your favorite for your morning. Vanilla lock and then a muffin. Just sons delicious especially with the lot tastes. You grab one of those. while you're vanilla. Lattakia has seven teaspoons of sugar and the muffin contains eight and a half teaspoons. So you're starting your day off with fifteen and a half teaspoons of sugar with just one quick trip through the drive thru. You're already at your sugar limit for the entire day in starting your day like that i can almost guarantee you're gonna eat more sugar right because as we know the more sugar you eat the more sugar as i was introducing myself Earlier i mentioned that i am trying to prevent my children from developing a sugar habit. So here's some interesting news from food business newsletter. In the fall. Pumpkin spice latte as are very popular but they typically do not attract new customers but rather they appeal to the former and existing customers who purchase them more frequently. Pumpkin spice latte today. Lovers tend to be women who are forty five years or older. So what does that say that. Sounds like my demographic will not quite but it says that basically once you have that pumpkin spice latte those are the people that are going to continue to buy that particular item. And they're going to keep coming back for more so i don't want my kids to even taste pumpkin. Spice latte day or a peppermint flavor or the chocolate mocha or any of those types of sweet drinks with fifty grams of carbs or more per per cup. I mean shoot. My kids have enough energy. I certainly don't need to give him that much. Sugar much less a caffeinated burger. I drink so remember. Just sixteen teaspoons of sugar a day. That can slow your immune function. If you have one pumpkin spice latte with twelve and a half teaspoons of sugar and then say like brittany was saying it. Sounds really good to have something with it. Say you decided by a slice of coffee house. Banana nut bread which has thirteen teaspoons of sugar. You have taken in twenty five and a half teaspoons of sugar all before ten. Am in the morning and like we said once you start the day that way it's gonna keep on that's right. The american heart association recommends limiting your sugar intake to only six teaspoons of sugar per day. Just six that is not much at all no and today. We know that over. A third of all calories come from sugar and white flour and our bodies do have great resilience but frankly i bodies are not able to cope with that amount of sugar and flour on a regular basis. And i do think you know most of you know the story about sugar and what it does to us but sometimes you have to hear it many many times for it to actually sink in. So i'm going to repeat what you may have heard before but shit just reminds me just because they've been talking about my kids. You know we as adults were just like kids right. We have to hear the same things over and over and over again before they start trade especially if you love sugar because you don't want to accept the truth now we do what we do we like it. Yeah yeah so but we know sugar gives you that initial high then you crash. Then you crave you want that high again and again over and over happens you're on that roller coaster and sugar stresses your adrenal glands get more anxious moody fatigue sets in your brain. Your body just start to not function as well however. The long term side effects are really the real trouble troublemakers. That recap vic on your health and often times. People don't even know that that's happening inside their body So before you grab one of those sugary treats that you received from a friend during the holidays. Truce and i want to share some of the health problems. You're inviting to come into the first. One is decreased immunity. Which makes you more susceptible to infectious. Bacteria and viral infections. Right and research suggests that that susceptibility happens. Because that sugar will it inhibits vitamin c entering into your white blood cells. So the more sugar you eat the less productive. Your white blood cells are and the more likely you are to get sick. Sugar also directly affects your chocolates ride number it's sugar and processed carbs not fat that stimulate your liver liver's production of triglycerides. So many people really don't realize the triglycerides are linked to stroke two heart disease and of course obesity a usually suggest to my clients. Say look at their checklists number on their blood chemistry panel. Don't just silk the total cholesterol number. Look that that whole breakdown. You'll find the glass rides and your triglycerides level is the fat in your bloodstream. And many experts believe that your triglycerides number is really the best predictor of heart disease and stroke so the number we recommend the optimal number is seventy five or less in. We've had clients with numbers over two thousand bright It's crazy but at the same time i've had clients in a matter of a couple of months drastically reduces so. That's possible we. I just read an email from a listener. Who eats a weight and wellness way and she also exercises daily. She just received her blood chemistry panel and her reckless rides. Were twenty three. Well yeah that is. That's number to strive for as you've just heard and as we all know we have these intellectual reasons in our head based on science for why we should eliminate sugar and carbs from our diet. But it's hard because sugar is sneaky and it finds its way into foods that we wouldn't even consider to be high in sugar for example pizza. Would you consider to be a high sugar food absolutely no because it's savory right it's not sweet. The stock prices of domino's pizza have risen ninety nine percent in the last three years. My gosh and i wonder how much of that was in twenty twenty. Yes but we will talk a little bit more about that when we come back. You are listening to dishing up nutrition. The holidays are over. So perhaps it's time to break your sugar habit because eating excess sugar is certainly worse for you. While we are all experiencing the ongoing cova nineteenth stress the center for disease control and prevention reports that people with underlying health conditions such as type two diabetes heart disease high blood sugar and obesity are at an increased risk for complications. If you become infected with covid nineteen we will share ways that we help clients reduce their sugar consumption with the hope that it will reduce their risk of serious health complications.
Why Dr. Kumar is Changing The Wellness Game
"Welcome back once again, see the outcomes, rocket podcasts where we chat with today's most successful and inspiring health care leaders. I really WANNA. Thank you for tuning in again and I welcome you to go to outcomes rocket dot health slash reviews where you could rate and review today's podcast because he is one outstanding individual and healthcare is name is Dr Rajiv Kumar he's the president and chief medical officer at Virgin Pulse during medical school he realized that many of the worst health problems we face as a nation diabetes heart disease cancer hypertension. Et, CETERA. I related to the collective unhealthy lifestyle, and so he has pledged to make a difference in this industry. He's done and as a frontline physician and now through various different companies, some amazing things and so what I WANNA do is open up the microphone to Raji to fill in any of the gaps of the introduction and then a so we could get into the podcast. Reggie welcome to the PODCAST. Think saw glad to be here. So Rajiv, what would you fill in in your intro that I that I left out? I think that was pretty comprehensive. Just, a little bit about virgin pulse. You know what? I think that may not be familiar name to a lot of folks on your that are listening to your podcast. We are an employee wellbeing company. We work with large employers all around the world, and our goal is to help them activate their employees to lead healthier lifestyles which had to kind of go around the healthcare system a little bit, and go direct to the employees and figure out ways to motivate them to inspire them and to help them sustain behavior change over time, and it's not just about healthcare cost reduction. It really is about how do we help people be? Healthier, happier and more productive at work in their personal lives. So that's really what our mission is. That's beautiful and listeners for those of you who haven't connected the DOTS virgin pulse. One of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group companies. So you know with the gentleman like that behind something like this and and Rajiv as part of the executive leadership team, you can imagine some great things are happening. It's an exciting time for us. We definitely are inspired by Sir Richard Branson leadership in his philosophy is if you take care of your employees, they'll take care of your business, and so we're trying to empower employers to take better care of their employees. So strong, and and you know it's really interesting that you guys are tackling this employer perspective of the entire health career equation because costs are soaring and aside from labor costs, it seems like healthcare cost is oftentimes double digits in that front. What are your thoughts on what should be on every medical leaders agenda today? Well, I'm biased but I think it has to be a behavior change remember too often looking for a magic pill or magic device or something to kind of stem the tide of rising obesity, diabetes and heart disease in our country and at the end of the day, there's so much. We can do to actually change people's behavior a lot of what we're facing as a result of our diet, our physical activity or lack thereof the stress that we have in our lives just how we how we treat ourselves and how we don't take care of ourselves, and so I think it's not necessarily a hot topic I. Think it should be and and I wish there was more focus on it is the perennial that if we can change behavior, we can prevent a lot of disease and we can produce significantly greater outcomes and Reggie. What would you say right now at at at Virgin? Pulse. Is an example of how you guys are improving health outcomes. Well, I think we really tried to think outside of the box I think traditional health interventions and and health and wellbeing platforms have largely been ineffective and they've been around for decades. So we sat around and we said what if we took a different approach rather than making people feel like they're failures rather than telling them that they're sick what if we actually make them feel successful what if we make them feel good about themselves right off the bat what would that do for self esteem for their motivation and for their ability to change. Most of what we see in our industry is a heavy focus on screening, and so employers asked their employees to take health risk assessments and do biometric screenings and so forth, and the problem with that is they take a health risk assessment tells them you're sick. You know you have high risk, your unhealthy needs to do more change your lifestyle, get your biometric screening results and you have high blood pressure. You may not like the results that you get back and that can be very demotivating, and so we've said is, is there a scientist out there? Is there a behavior change model that focuses on success? We found a scientist by the name of Dr Bj fog out of Stanford University and Dr Fog is sort of a new guru of behavior change and he's come up with a behavior change model that he caused the fog behavior change model and it's very simple as model is is a formula to it is called B. Equals M. A. T.. Equals motivation times, ability times a trigger, and so what he means by that is to get somebody to do a behavior that we want them to do or they want to do. First of all, they have to have the motivation to do it. Second is they have to have the ability to do it, and a third is you have to trigger them. To trump to do that behavior and too often in the in the kind of behavior change space, we ask people to do things that require either too much motivation or too much ability. So we say something like go to the gym four times a week and exercise for sixty minutes. Each time you go that takes a lot of motivation and some people may not even have the ability a really know how to do that where to get started so forth so Dr Fog says, well, motivation is hard to change. Your motivation waxes and wanes on a daily basis on an hourly basis, we can't really change somebody's motivation that easily what you can do is changed the behavior you're asking them to do to make it easier. You can change the ability to perform the action, and so the idea is if you take a behavior like washing your teeth and you break it down to the smallest tiniest thing that somebody could possibly do like floss one tooth and you ask them to do that they can actually do. That very easily, it doesn't take a lot of motivation is very quick to do, and if they do that and you celebrate the fact that they did it, you can help them build what we call success momentum, and then they're going to feel better about going to the next step and try something harder and so in our entire approach to behavior change, we break behaviors down into their simplest most basic action we ask people to do that would trigger then and then when they do it we. Reward them make them successful. We give them social status. They might get some kind of points or some kind of reward, and then we ask them to do something harder the next time around and stuff feedback loop that builds up momentum, and it changes behavior in a very sustainable way in a very habitual way, which is really the key to behavior changes creating habits.
Coronavirus presents risk for about half of school employees, study finds
"As schools at every level work to keep students and staff safe. A new study finds as many as fifty. One percent of school employees may be at an increased risk for covid nineteen because of underlying conditions like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and age low-skilled support staff face the highest risk
Getting Things Done with Senator Doug Jones
"I'm Senator Doug Jones from Alabama and here's the truth it all my work in the Senate I have your back and no one else. Sorry, not sorry first of all senator thank you so much for taking the time to do the podcast I would like to start by talking about Kobe nineteen and we're recording this in the middle of July. We knew in February and March, what needed to be done right now one hundred, thirty, eight, thousand people have died projections indicate more than two hundred, thousand people will die by November, cases are rising almost everywhere in the. Country especially in the South and the trump administration is just I don't know how else to say it, but he has just failing in every possible way in managing this pandemic. So what is your opinion? What should we be doing nationally and what should Alabama be doing to combat covert nineteen listen first of all, thanks for having me I really appreciate this opportunity to speak with you. It's good to talk to you. See you again. Let me tell you I think we have to do what I've said all along that we have to do and that is listened. To the healthcare experts listen to the healthcare experts that are the national voices like Dr, Fallacy and Dr Redfield and those that are on top of this, listen to your local healthcare professionals, listen to the statewide healthcare professionals and follow their advice. The problem that we have right now is that clearly we have a lack of leadership from the administration. We have not seen the kind of leadership that we should have from the very beginning of this administration was downplaying it, and then as I think the president realized that we had to shut the economy down which was. His Pride and joy Dan, he started to try to intimidate people too much to open the economy up. He was intimidating protesters in Michigan and elsewhere, and that had a ripple effect around the country. Then it was politicizing the wearing of masks as we learned more and more about this virus it became clear that we needed to wear masks, and then all of a sudden became a political issue. It's not as much anymore, but it's still in places a political issue, and now we're politicizing the opening schools schools. Do you think that Alabama was too quick to Rio Ben? I think we tried to accelerate. The process and I think you know From our standpoint that has had a negative impact on our progress and I think that's why we've regressed. And we've seen a three hundred percent increase. In cases month over month after going the first three weeks of this. At a forty percent club if people would listen to the healthcare professionals, follow the guidelines and understand the world had never seen this virus before like December nobody has the antibodies at that time. Nobody had the immunities and this is a work in progress. We are learning more and more and more about this virus. As we go along, we have no vaccine are therapeutics are getting better. The only way we can stop the spread of this virus is for us to do our part. We're in this together, we need to act like, do you think we need some sort of coordinated national shutdown? To try to get this under control I. think that would be very, very difficult to try to do that in there are places in this country where I think that you wouldn't need to shut down nationally right now if they take some of the precautions, we're a big country where diverse country we have seen the virus spread in different areas I think it would be very, very difficult to try to have any kind of national shutdown but you know a lot of the governors are stepping a lot of them are not and lot of them are seeing their states ravage along the governors. have been stepping up doing the right thing. Our governor in Alabama issued a statewide score. She's the only governor in the deep South that his issue that in fact, the governor of Georgia, which is raging as much as Alabama yesterday issued something banning local officials from issuing a mask order. So damnedest thing I've ever heard of and so I think that the states are stepping up individual beers have been stepping up. I mean. When you have a lack of leadership coming from the administration, you've got to have the local leaders stepping up. So I think we're doing it on a hot spot by. Hotspots state-by-state by state community, mount community basis be tough to do it on a national basis, but there's plenty of spokesman out there illicit from the national level better telling people to wear masks and suggestions and do those things. It's amazing to me how the masks were politicized and I saved a lot on this podcast. But anytime, we politicize something we dehumanize it and I think this is a perfect example. But when you look at deaths, the numbers don't lie. So even if you were the type of person to say you know what? I don't believe in science I think truth and fact is. Relative there's concrete numbers here that are undeniable and do you think that there's any chance that we get this under control while this administration is still in place or do you think that it's going to continue to rage and grow until we have leadership in there that can at least be willing to listen to science? Are we gonNA answer you with a glass half full and I'm going to say I put faith in the majority of the American people to start doing the right thing. They're seeing these numbers to their seeing the lack of leadership they're seeing the numbers in the deaths in. The virus, they're seeing the fact that the average age of someone catching this virus now has gone down fifteen years fifteen years from when we first started to. This is just not a senior's forest anymore. So I'M GONNA put more faith than I guess I have more faith these days in. Awadh. The governors of whatever political party and local leaders and mayors to lead by example, and to do those things necessary. What's interesting to me is that her so many folks in Alabama and we had a problem with folks not wearing masks we still do but the so many people aren't listening to the Reason why you wear a mask they think it is just to protect themselves. I've heard so many people say well, I don't need to wear a mask I may get it but I'm gonNA low risk category. So I'll take my chances. It's not about you. It's about the people with preexisting conditions, the diabetes heart disease that things like that puts them at risk. You could be a symptomatic and spread this disease spread this virus so easy without wearing a mask and you not even know it and putting people at risk. So I'll tell folks down here. Look this is golden rule time. Okay. This is new unto others as you would do unto yourself and so wear the mask for others where the mass for those healthcare professionals that are on the front lines that are just having mental breakdowns these days with all that they are overwhelmed about look I'm going to again go back to your question I'm going to have a glass half full I give a lot of faith in the American people to see where we are at start making these comparisons and see through the like of leadership and start doing the things necessary for themselves.
ACES and Trauma Informed Care
"The early developing brain is uniquely malleable. It takes in and incorporates a huge amount of the surrounding environment and shapes who we are and how we approach problems. This is Dr Michael Wilks where the second opinion brandon now, seventeen grew up in a rural part of California surrounded by economic and social stressors. For most of his life, his parents have both been addicted to methamphetamine his father was constantly in and out of jail and his mother couldn't take care of the five children. So. Brandon was put in a succession of foster homes, but he tells me it didn't work out because he constantly felt rejected and he couldn't trust people. He would never let them get close to him for fear that they would reject him again he couldn't trust people who were just trying to help him. He was constantly moved and changing schools so he developed. No friends and no relationships with teachers he considers himself dumb in unable to learn. So with no self esteem brandon stopped attending school he began constantly fighting with everyone andy found that the negative attention he received was the only way he could feel seen will drug use landed him in juvenile hall and recently his fifteen year old girlfriend found out that she was pregnant. This pattern of childhood trauma extending through generations is not a tall uncommon in some ways social and institutional trauma surrounded brandon and compounded his problems collectively these childhood traumas are called aces or adverse childhood experiences, and we know that aces are a risk to both. Emotional health it's amazing. The correlation between high. Act Scores measured on a scale of one to ten and subsequent health problems. The ACE's scale asks questions about activities that occur during childhood such as childhood, domestic violence, parental substance, abuse incarceration, or being deprived of food or love. The higher person like, Brandon's Ace's scores the more likely they are to develop in the future diabetes heart, Disease Substance Abuse Domestic Violence, cancer suicide, and much more. While the mechanism by which aces impact later health is still being worked out. We do know the toxic stress has biologic effects including impacting hormone release, altering immune functioning, and creating havoc with the accuracy by which DNA is transcribed. We are all creatures of habit and as we move from children to adults, people often unintentionally tried to create what they had growing up because that feels most familiar will people with high aces often end up running their own households much as they did when they were growing up with lots of screaming and heading and even drug use. So how can we intervene? Well, the emerging field is called trauma informed care and it seeks to address the root causes of aces. Next week, we'll take a look at what constitutes trauma informed Care Mrs. Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion.
Coronavirus Pandemic is Making America's Food Deserts Worse
"The covert pandemic is widening the economic gap in our country. Exacerbating divides. That were already there tonight. In our continuing series inequality in America Blaine Alexander reports on access to healthy food, and how so-called food deserts are getting even worse. There's a lot packed into this little stand. Fresh fruits and vegetables most grown right out back. But for this neighborhood and Jonesboro Georgia, this stand is so much more. They're only healthy food option for miles. How crucial is this market to the people who live in this community? This market is like an oasis food desert. The nearest supermarkets about four miles away. A food desert the USDA defined it as any urban neighborhood where residents have to travel more than a mile to reach a grocery store, and you're going to see a lot. Gas stations a lot of fast food stations across the country food deserts exist in every state impacting an estimated twenty three point, five million people, disproportionately minority communities, and the areas are almost exclusively low income. We've got some beautiful locally grown tomatoes will sellers with wholesome wave. Georgia is helping with affordability and access partnering with Farmer's markets like Atlanta harvest so. So any shoppers using snap benefits can buy fresh food at half all for those living in food deserts, the two biggest barriers transportation and income problems only made worse by the pandemic recent numbers show an additional seventeen point. One million people here in the US could experience food insecurity because of Corona virus, and the health impact could last for generations and without healthy food without those fruits and vegetables, so we always talk about getting every day. It's not an effect. Your Immune System's GonNa fake obesity diabetes heart disease, even long-term cancers? Burger. King and her children coming here is a lifesaver for kids on new way to experience food. A lot of kids don't even know. Who Comes from the ground? They expected to come out of a box and for Crystal Dalton Son Hunter new possibilities now he wants to be a farmer. It gives them something before. It's giving them a purpose providing equal access to health hope. Blaine Alexander. NBC News Jonesboro Georgia.
Arizona hospitals at 83% capacity, elective surgery may stop
"About how Arizona hospitals are now at eighty three percent capacity and how he renewed fear of the spread of the corona virus and a shortage of room inside hospitals might create a stoppage in what are called elective surgeries which can have long term health consequences because we yeah if you don't take your **** can't take your something now it's minor it could become a major medical issue later now you know there are elective surgeries that don't lead to something like that I like a few years ago I had an elective surgery were you know I had a implantable contact lens put in my eyes you know it's called right back to me you know I wouldn't have ended up with anything worse except you know maybe not that scene the road quite as well again they're also weight loss surgeries I mean you're talking about type two diabetes heart disease you know muscular skeletal problems you're not being that right and there's a lot of issues that can come without getting that kind of surgery if somebody has already elected to do
Is it finally time to hug your grandparents again?
"While we're still keeping social distancing mommy made up with people when will it be Arcada? Say Hug out all the parents when we visit them. Look I think this is a hard one and I think that we're taking away autonomy from older people here. To be honest I think when the viruses that low levels in the community and families are being responsible. Sofas a cough for cold or a sniffle any doubt or anybody's been tested. You simply don't go to visit your parents at all but if everybody's well I think it's up to the parents if there's a small risk but how long do you go without hugging your kids. You're so what are you doing here? You're T you're making a decision on the part of your elderly parents that you're not going to hug them to protect them but they might be prepared to take the risk. And if so why not so? I think this is a conversation. You need to have in families because it's not so much about spreading the virus. It's more about protecting them against serious illness. And if they're prepared to take the small risk you know why not but families have got to really be responsible about. No coughs colds. Sniffles slighted symptoms maximum testing particularly families. Their parents so that you know that you're you're as much as you can know that you're safe as you can be. It's funny because we've actually got quite a lot of questions along the same lines of just elderly people trying to know how to take care of themselves and rub its asking He sort of pointing at people. Seventy are at greatest risk of covid nineteen. But he saying he's feeling like this little advice that specifically for his generation he wants to know Kenny sees grandchildren. Can they visit his hyman eight with him? Can they drive them to and from school? Can I go back to work? How do these people know how to protect themselves? If they can't be informed. I mean I think it's a fair comment. The answers aren't easy because just like the previous comments have a risk based discussion and decision. So if you're over seventy and quite on well and you've got lots of other problems and you are worried about yourself. Then you wouldn't want to expose yourself very much at all. You probably want to wear a mask when you're outside even though a mask doesn't protect you as well as other people protecting themselves from spreading it but nonetheless you might want to wear a mask lots of hand hygiene and so on so if you're seventeen really healthy the still an increased risk of dying if you get covered nineteen but it depends on whether you're prepared to take that risk as an individual if the rule is in your family just repeating myself is that nobody comes to you with a call a cold. If there's any doubt toll the family gets tested then it should be no reason why you can't come round and have dinner with you at home assuming this basic hygiene driving to and from school where you probably put the kids in the back of the car anyway. So that's that's going to be okay. And you disinfect surfaces. And you have you have hand sanitizer with you and going back to work. That's a risk based decision. And if you maintain a reasonable amount of social distancing when you can if it's felt well-ventilated workplace then the risk is probably going to be relatively low but again if you've got lots of other problems if you're obese if you got diabetes heart disease and so on you've really got to think this through whether or not you're willing to take the risk. The risk is low at the moment because we got very low levels of virus. But it's there and I think now is the time when you can start easing back into things but with a lot of care a lot of care by the people around you. I think people feel like they may maybe getting mixed messages because we have another question from Lennon's that are going for kids to go to school because statistics show. They haven't been getting the virus and transmitting it to adults as much but at the same time we're being told died visit elderly grandparents for fear of spreading the disease. So he's kind of going like which one is it? Well it's it's not one size fits all here so for example residential aged care. The problem there is that as you go into the residential care facility. Your elderly relatives might be perfectly fine and well but there are other people in the facility. Who ARE REALLY SEEK. And therefore you don't want to bring in any disease or infection and that's why residential aged care facilities are being super careful. You just don't want an outbreak like the one they've seen short contact outdoors is pretty safe. Indoor contact that's prolonged. Even with social distancing can be risky. So you've got a balanced these things out but essentially grandparents in the current environment was not allow around with hand hygiene sensible disinfecting surfaces particularly in bathrooms and nobody coming close. Who's got any hint of illness and people are getting tested in the family. I think the we're getting to a point was pretty safe. So do you think that maybe it sounds like the theme? That's coming through. The what you're saying is families should be having conversations and deciding what their rules are going to be for their family. That's right and giving some autonomy to older people. There's no reason why they can't make decisions about their own lives themselves and the fair prepare to take a calculated risk. Why not it's just. He can't take a calculated risk in a residential care facility. Because you're taking a risk for other people who are not your relatives who live in the same facility so residential care. You're going to have to follow the rules of that residential aged care facility but when it's your elderly grandparents living separately from you then you should make the rules together. So Norman. Last week on chronic cost we were talking about measures that people could take to be able to basically go back on public transport. And you recommend will. You were making the comment that if ever wearing a mosque and if everyone had the carpet Saif App then maybe we could have more people in public transport. We had some feedback on that from a couple of people including Helen who says that not everyone has a smartphone especially all the people she can't actually use smut fine. Because of a hand impediment she has and she says that your suggestion is discriminatory and presumptive. Take that one on the Chin Teagan and say meal Copa. That I hadn't really thought that through in terms of order people's access to that I was kind of assuming that smartphone access was broader a shooter through. But they're still might be a way of doing it which is particularly for young people who are spreaders so for example forty percent of infections that are causing spread between twenty and forty now they will have smartphones so the question is. How do you administer something that this understand that but you could have somebody asking? Do you have a smartphone is it. They're encouraging it. You might have a washing period for example so I think even if you got that twenty to forty year old age group with the covid safe APP with high density than that would be a big step forward for what it's worth. We actually got other feedback from people who have oldest smartphones and even those people with smartphones but all the models are finding that the site. That doesn't actually work on them. I think it's quite a lot of work to be done on the covered safe at which I think I did say last week. So it's not. This is not a straightforward exercise and I thank Corona Kastner's for keeping me right on this one. Well let's talk about some research now. We are learning more way. Scientists are learning more every day. About how the virus is working in body including how to fix our immune system this new research into these which also has some implications designing treatments. Yes this research looks at how the virus gets attacked by the immune system or not as the case may be and broadly speaking. There's there's a to phase response to There's an earlier response of the immune system. There's a slightly later response of the immune system to a viral infection and viruses. Incredibly clever getting round this. I mean for a little thing of that doesn't actually live by itself. Just a little bundle of irony doesn't by itself needs our bodies to replicate it. Devises fiendishly clever ways of getting round our immune system and so what what they're discovering with this forest and they've never seen it seen it to the same extent with other viruses. Is that when it gets? Into the cell it really inhibits the chemical messengers alert the immune system these are called interferon so these are the chemical messengers that tell the immune system. Something's going wrong here. Come on guys and gals get in here and start attacking and whistling the army so it suppresses these interferons and then the second response is actually an over an overactive response but it's a dysfunctional one terribly. Clever response on the part of the virus but it is a serious respond. Swear it interferes with the jeans in the second wave of response. These are called site kinds and some people that have heard of the site. Kind storm that you get. Which is what largely kills you with the COVID. Nineteen seventy makes you seriously ill now. What this means is there's an opportunity in this first response. So for example there already finding indications that interferon treatment for a covert nineteen does seem to be helping particularly in combination with antivirals or other medications and this makes sense when they started using it own with covid nineteen. They didn't know the results of the study. But this was study shows. The interferons are very low. So in fact you're replacing them and then also now that you know more about the site of kind response. There are some targets there that you can use to block that response which again. They're already trialing but it allows you to do that more effectively. So you get a sense. Where if you really do attack the virus and its effects in that first episode you're going to help minimize the reaction the second episode as well because it won't get a chance to whistle up. This overreaction
Scared To Return To Work, Or Can't With Kids At Home? Here's What You Need To Know
"A lot of people who work at restaurants hair salons and other close contact type. Jobs are scared that they'll get sick. Is businesses start to reopen others? Say They can't work because their kids. Schools are still closed as a result. These people would rather stay on unemployment. So what options do workers have? Here's NPR's Chris. Arnold Lindsay is a waitress and I am. Who's been out of work for two months but this week the pug style restaurant that she waited tables at is reopening. I don't feel comfortable going back yet. I don't feel comfortable at all. I don't think that there's any way with people eating food. Not having masks on with servers having to touch their plates and their silverware. There's just absolutely no aid to keep the servers safe. Lindsay says her restaurant setting up increased handwashing and disinfecting rules and spacing the table six feet apart but she doesn't think that that's enough. Were only using her first name because she's worried about losing her job and she just feels like it's too early for restaurants to reopen. I believe that restaurants are one of the most unsafe places I mean obviously other than the various essential jobs and that's the thing that restaurants aren't as essential if we can do delivery and takeout. That's totally fine. But it's insane to put yourself in that sort of risk category just so you can walk. People their food to their table. Also she sees younger people not social distancing even having keg parties in not wearing masks and she worries that those same people will come into the restaurant. Still if your employer offers you your job back and you refuse it. Generally speaking you're not supposed to be able to keep collecting unemployment. But there are exceptions and strategies. That workers should know about Andrew statiners a worker protection expert at the progressive think-tank the Century Foundation. He says for people like Lindsey. The best place to start is by talking to your employer and say you know what I don't feel comfortable comeback back right now maybe in two weeks. I might feel comfortable once. You've got things rolling. We know how this is all working out. Can I wait? And if your employer says okay. Sure I can't even bring everybody back in anyway then. Your unemployment benefits won't stop. That's something that any worker can try. But beyond that some workers have special protections. My big concern is that most workers don't understand their rights here. Michelle Evermore is with the nonprofit National Employment Law Project. She says if you have a medical condition like diabetes heart disease and immune deficiency and your doctor advises against going to work during the pandemic Congress voted to let people in that situation collect unemployment. You have an underlying condition. I contact your employer and explain why you can't return to work and then explained to the state agency why you can't report to work and you should be eligible to remain on unemployment assistance. Evermore says the decision is made by the state unemployment office when she says a letter from. Dr Should help then. There's the problem of parents who are stuck because they can't do their job from home but they also returned to work because they don't have child care. Congress approved help for them to Hye. Feldblum is a lawyer with Morgan. Lewis and DC. She advises businesses as they reopen and. She says she tells many employers to consider letting those parents not return to work. Mine is unable to work because of child care needs because they school play here has closed then. That person is eligible unemployment. She says some people may be eligible for paid leave in addition to the unemployment benefits. But she says getting back to the safety issue. Just feeling unsafe. That's not enough to stay on unemployment now. If you just scared about going to work you have to go to work. In order to get paid studier and more say though if your workplace is not taking the basic safety precautions at similar businesses in the area are you can document that you might qualify to refuse to go back to that job and stay on unemployment. Chris Arnold NPR news.
Q&A: Coronavirus expert speaks about the spread of COVID-19 Pandemic
"So I'm really confused as to what the difference between a pandemic an epidemic is regardless of. Whatever you call it. People are starting to panic us. Everyone just going to be working remotely and avoiding travel for the foreseeable future. So just how serious is the corona virus situation really for you personally? There's no question. There is not really a sector of our society that has not been impacted by what has happened over. The last several weeks having covered a lot of these outbreaks over the last twenty years. I knew that the economy would be affected. But I don't think anyone could have predicted. Just how badly corona virus fears coupled with an oil price war with tank the markets. What is clear? Is that investors parents. Just about everyone is getting spooked. Look some of it is warranted in. Some of it is not and today. We're GONNA explain why I'm Dr Sanjay Gupta. Cnn's chief medical correspondent and this is corona virus fact versus fiction. Let's start at the beginning or at least as close to the beginning as possible. In December of last year a novel or New Virus started circulating in China and over the last three months virus spread to nearly one hundred countries in regions around the world. More than one hundred thousand people have been infected and around. Four thousand have died when you hear. The global fatality rate is around four percent. Now you have a rough idea of where they get those numbers. Let's also define some terms that are increasingly being used by public? Health officials and I will preface by saying sometimes they sound scarier than they are for example. You may have noticed that. Cnn shifted its terminology yesterday and started calling the ongoing corona virus situation. A pandemic truth is many public. Officials have been telling us that it meets the criteria for a pandemic for some time and I will share those criteria with you in a moment but still we thought long and hard about using this word. This is not a decision. We take lightly. We don't WANNA cause panic. We simply want everyone to be prepared. Individuals hospital systems cities and the country. So let me get some of your questions question. One first things first. What is a pandemic honestly? There isn't a universally agreed upon definition which was surprising to me. Many will describe it. Generally speaking as an outbreak that has spread to several countries incontinence. It typically affects a large number of people. Harvard epidemiologist Mark Lipstick. Says it helps to call a a horse a horse. I think it helps clarify that. It's not a series of locally contained outbreaks and when we see more cases it's not because necessarily those cases just appeared. It's finally testing them. I think the reporting to some extent has been that there are a few hundred cases at most the United States and that you know every day the number goes up a little bit when in fact there may be quite a number of more cases. Testing is critical here and with increased testing. We will certainly have increased numbers of those diagnosed with the infection but that is good news and bad news. The bad news is that the numbers will go up. The good news. Is that many of the people who test positive may not be that ill. And that will bring down that fatality ratio. Remember those numbers. We discussed earlier say that instead of four thousand people dying out of one hundred thousand which is a four percent fatality rate. Say instead it was four thousand people dying out of two hundred thousand. That would be two percent fatality rate. You get it. So it's more people test positive. It may bring that fatality ratio down. Also another important thing about a pandemic is that it does not necessarily mean. The symptoms of an illness are more serious or that the disease is more deadly. The three general criteria for a pandemic are a virus that can cause illness or death sustained person to person transmission of that virus and evidence of spread throughout the world. And that's what we're seeing with the novel Corona Virus. Right now question too. So why is CNN calling this pandemic now? Well words matter on Monday morning we made the decision that many epidemiologists and public health experts had already made to call the novel. Chronic virus pandemic essentially. We checked the final box. We already knew the virus was out there and we recently learned there was community spread after carefully evaluating the global picture. It is now clear. There is spread around the world in one day last week. The number of new cases outside of China was nearly nine times higher than the number of new cases in China. This virus has found a foothold on every continent except for Antarctica and in several countries the number of cases continues to climb again just to reiterate calling it. A pandemic doesn't necessarily mean it's more deadly. It's just more widespread so here. Cnn We knew using the word pandemic was a big decision. But we think it was the right one. Dr Anthony FAUCI Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Thinks the focus should be on what we do going. Forward people call that a pandemic is. Cnn would call a pandemic whol quo pin them. It's not GonNa make any difference with what we do. That's the point instead of people getting all bent out of shape about what you call it. It's a serious situation for sure. Question three so how does calling this a pandemic change things in terms of our response when something is considered a pandemic? It means that we've moved beyond this idea that we can simply contain the virus and now all the focus is on slowing the spread as much as possible. So that would be switching gears from containment to mitigation. Us Surgeon General. Dr Jerome Atoms explained this in an appearance on CNN state of the Union. This past Sunday. Initially we had a posture of containment. So that we could give people time to prepare for where we are right now. Now we're shifting into a mitigation faith which means that we're helping communities understand you're going to see more cases unfortunately you're going to see more deaths but that doesn't mean that we should panic but again it does mean that it is time to start preparing some countries around the world are taking drastic measures some of the largest quarantines ever recorded in history have taken place over the last few months. I in China and now in Italy where the entire country is in a state of lockdown could be recommended in the United States schools might be closed and mass gatherings cancelled in your town. It might mean changes at work or how you work as in working from home it might mean putting off a family vacation or catching up over the phone instead of getting together question for do we have the infrastructure to support this pandemic doctor. I think of the medical infrastructure first nurses doctors hospital beds. Icu beds and I am a little worried about that. For example if lots of medical staff get exposed to the virus and need to be quarantined. We could start to quickly have a shortfall at. Cnn's corona virus townhall last week. I asked Ron Clean about this clean. Was the Ebola response coordinator. Under PRESIDENT OBAMA GETTING OUR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. Ready for this influx of cases is something we should be doing now. We saw China they. They built temporary hospitals. They really flexed up their capacity. And I think this is the point. We all need to think about the possible impact on our healthcare system is something we should be using this time. We'll cases ramp up to really get ready for the US Department of Health and Human Services is estimating that if this becomes even a moderate pandemic at least two hundred thousand people in the United States could need intensive care. Problem is at the moment. Are Hospitals have fewer than one hundred thousand beds in intensive care units and many of them are being used because we are in the middle of flu season and will need more equipment on hand as well like breathing machines again estimates are that we would need around sixty five thousand breathing machines and we have just barely enough with again? Many being currently used this is all a fundamental part of pandemic preparedness. And we need to be working to address these deficiencies and plan ahead question. Five should the elderly be afraid so many listeners have reached out to ask about their parents and their grandparents. And you know what? I've been speaking to my own parents every day down in Florida. Older people are worried understandably. We've been talking about the elderly in general terms as an at risk population. But I WANNA be clear about who that means when the CDC talks about older adults. They're really referring to anyone sixty years or older. Starting at age sixty there is increasing risk of disease and the risk increases with age the highest risk of serious illness and death people older than eighty years. That's Dr Nancy Mess and the Director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and respiratory disease. She was speaking in a teleconference on Monday. People who are at greatest risk are those who are older and you also have serious long term. Health conditions like diabetes heart disease or lung disease. You might not feel old if you're in your sixties but you do need to take precautions. Dr Anthony FAUCI warned. Even younger people need to think about the safety of older adults they interact with eighty percent of people will do well if they don't have any underlying conditions but you may get infected and then come home and infect your grandmother or grandfather who does have an underlying condition so each family unit each individual has the look about not only the risk for themselves but what risks will they putting the people around them in but just because you're older or have an underlying condition that doesn't mean it's fatal or that you'll even get seriously sick. It means you need to be prepared and take precautions. Use Good Judgment. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid crowded areas especially now and for the next several weeks. Stay away from sick people even if it is a granddaughter or grandson who you haven't seen in a while and if you do get sick you need to get tested and you need to seek treatment. The World Health Organization's Director General Pedro Adam gave races offered some optimistic words yesterday. Now that the virus has a foothold in so many countries that threat of abundance has become very real but it would be the first fund music in history that could be controlled. The bottom line is we are not at the mercy of the virus. The bottom line is humanity has overcome pandemics before in this globally connected world. We may be asked to add more social distance between one another but that doesn't mean we still can't collectively come together as a nation and as a world we'll be back tomorrow. Thanks for listening.
CDC tells people over 60 or who have chronic illnesses like diabetes to stock up on goods and buckle down for a lengthy stay at home
"Meanwhile the CDC is announcing its own recommended restrictions according to business insider people who are over sixty years old as well as those with underlying health conditions like diabetes heart disease and lung disease are most vulnerable to getting sick or even dying from corona virus and should take particular precautions to protect themselves our goal is to prevent protect you said Dr Nancy Meissonier director of the national center for immunization and respiratory diseases she said this will require you and your family to take action this means what you have supplies on hand like routine medications for blood pressure and diabetes over the counter medicines and medical supplies to treat fever and other symptoms Sony A. also recommended people at higher risk in their family stock up on enough household items and groceries so you'll be prepared to stay home for a period of time she reiterated advice to avoid close contact with people who are sick wash your hands often well steer clear of high touch surfaces in public places and avoid crowds particularly those in poorly ventilated spaces this weekend she said the federal government made a very specific recommendation in this context the travelers particularly those with underlying health issues to for all cruise ship travel worldwide she also added the people at higher risk should cancel cancel or reschedule nonessential travel like long plane trips the airlines even sending out emails to people telling them of all the precautions that they've been undertaking themselves having Mister bleaching the inside of planes not just lavatories every night Missoni pointed out it's important for family members and neighbors to look out for folks or in higher risk categories by making sure you're familiar with their medications and helping them get necessary food and supplies C. caretaker should make a plan in case their loved ones you get sick as well as a plan if they become ill themselves like having backup caretakers as well she did say that the risks are increasing dramatically with age she said we use broad categories of over sixty or sixty five but they did a really says as you get older the risk goes up they've been announcements that the average age of death for those who died in the United States as well over the age of eighty so again we are all operating in the absence of information is why you're seeing such uncertainty in the market using market bounce around looking for a floor it's hard to find a floor when you just don't know what the hell is going on and that seems to be the basic perception right now is that people don't really know what the hell is
Do health care providers have a duty to work during pandemics?
"Physicians and nurses and others at the University of California. Davis are facing a time honored dilemma. They have a social contract with society to provide healthcare in both sunny in stormy weather for the most part over the past one hundred years. The forecast has been generally rosy antibiotics and public health interventions have kept. The American public generally healthy today. The major killers of Americans are chronic diseases. Things like Diabetes Heart Disease and cancer infectious diseases like TB and polio and Spanish. Flu are no longer serious public. Health threats these chronic diseases do not pose a threat to health workers the way that infectious diseases did and still do over the past forty years the world has been challenged by a series of new infectious diseases. Hiv SARS Ebola murs and now covert nineteen they threaten the public's health and perhaps place healthcare workers at an even greater risk of contagion so the question is do health care. Workers need to assume a risk to their own health to assure that patients receive care for decades. Ten percent of each medical school class would develop tuberculosis in the early nineteen. Hundreds hundreds of doctors died from Spanish flu and the same was true for those caring for people affected with Ebola. I can remember in the early years of caring for HIV infected patients and in covering the HIV epidemic for NPR. I met providers who refuse to care for HIV infected persons perhaps because of fear but also because of a hostility toward the victims homosexual men and drug users the stigmatized received inferior care returning to co vid if all providers get sick that would be a disaster to current patients. But so would it be a disaster? If healthcare providers refuse to come to work. What would it be like if a firefighter was only willing to fight? Small fires or a police officer would only respond to parking violations out of fear for their own safety. We cannot ask health providers to assume risks to their own health. Unless we're doing everything to minimize those risks but today we have protective where that we didn't have a generation ago masks gowns disinfectants. In the like we also have powerful medicines and ventilators that can increase the chance of people surviving but we need healthcare providers to accept some personal risk and a moral commitment by adhering to their social contract that provides for a duty to treat people. Medical students understand the inherent personal risk when they arrive at medical school and they are immediately reminded of this risk in our opening ceremonies. That welcomes them to the profession. The public depends on our commitment to put their welfare above our own to our commitment to provide unbiased compassionate care and to our willingness to place ourselves at some risk by simply coming to work albeit with reasonable protections. I am proud that my colleagues at UC Davis are standing tall and they are united in their commitment to provide care to all those in.
About 40 percent of U.S. adults are obese, government survey finds
"More than forty percent of American adults are obese according to new government survey as AP correspondent Jackie Quinn reports it's not one of the nation's leading health problems about forty two percent of Americans are severely overweight and nearly one in ten is severely obese obesity expert Dr William Dietz at George Washington University says many of these people will face diseases like diabetes heart disease and cancer and doctors will be overwhelmed he blames the government in part for not pushing more for healthy eating and more physical activity like walking hi Jackie
The Best and Worst Diets of 2020 with Jill Weisenberger
"The reason. I've asked you to join us today. Is that she was also a member of that panel of experts that raided the diets this year for US News and world reports. So I thought it would be interesting. Not just to talk with her about the results but also maybe get a little peek behind the scenes at the process. Welcome to the nutrition diva podcast Joel. Oh Hi so. Is this the first time that you have been on this panel or have you been doing this for a while now. This is my third year my third set of rankings workings might first year was twenty eighteen and said the first seven years where without me while they're making progress then will tell us a little bit about the process. Does the panel. Do you all have any input into which diets are going to be rated R.. Those always selected by the Journal Journal. Those are selected by the people who work for US news and do you know what criteria they used to select. It's them yes. They look at the things that are very popular. It's not what they think is good or bad or best or worst they look at what is very very popular so for example sample this year we ranked thirty five diets but last year I think we ranked forty on. I think the year before there were thirty eight so they asked some they subtract some depending on just the popularity of what people are talking about in in doing so the list includes diets had been around for decades as well as as you say some of the newer more trendy diets. Do you know if any of the diets that got ranked this year. We're brand new. First Time to the list I know there is actually nothing that was brand new this year. There are actually five less so five diets from last. Ask Your disappeared. But I can't remember off the top of my head. which ones they were they were just to at least popular? Okay so you get your list of diets that you're going to review and then what sort the things do you. The panelists take into consideration as you are ranking the diets or scoring the diets okay. So we don't meet as group. I know a lot of people. Ask that question we meet as a group and Hash things out. That's not the way it's done. We work on our own with a very long questionnaires where we're ask. Ask questions about how we think it holds up against healthy eating in general like the Guy Terry guidelines what we think it will do based based on rapid weight loss or long term weight loss. Heart health diabetes. That type of thing like you mentioned earlier and they give us a profile so the folks at US news give us a profile for each diet and we use that we use. What what else we know in our own experience? So I've been Dietitian in diabetes educator for many many years tons of experience working with people will with lots of various types of diets in various success of so we answered the questions based on our own experienced what we look in terms of research to the profile includes research summaries links so we can go and find out more so it sounds very comprehensive. I can see why by that would've taken you so long to to go through that but it's also very thorough and very comprehensive. I feel so I feel like I. I know I spent a lot of time. I would have to assume that others others did as well. Well let's talk a little bit about the results of this year's ranking so topping the rankings for overall best diet this year was the Mediterranean Diet which has been at or near the top of the list for years yes and other diets but in that top ten for overall best diet included the dash diet flex -tarian diet the mind diet many of these diets that my listeners will recognize because podcasts passed on them in the past but in your view what do these top rated diets seemed to have in common. Is there a common thread. Yes so the the top guys particularly the top three are very very similar. So That's Mediterranean dash inflexible -tarian so the top diets tend to to be more whole food based in they tend to have a plant slant so they may not be vegetarian Vegan but Mediterranean training dash lexa carrion new Nordic mind these diets Definitely a plant slant. That's doesn't surprise me which ones rank at the top lit also seem to me that another thing that these top diets had in common is that they were not so much a set of diet of rigid dietary. ooh or specific meal. Plan that you had to follow but more a a guideline set of eating habits almost a lifestyle approach I would agree with that for shore. You're the one that's probably. The most prescriptive would be dashed. Because is I know you're aware that was a giant that was designed by the NIH is a research tool originally to look at how we can lower blood pressure so that one is probably the most scripted that even and that one has a lot of flexibility in it so at the other end of the list for overall best diets were the Atkins Diet the do candidate the Kito Janik Diet which are all very low carb approaches right but I noticed that some of the other things at the bottom of the list were things like the raw foods Diet Paleo and whole thirty now those are not low carb diets per se. was there a common denominator. There were did these all end up at the bottom of the list for different reasons. Do you think I think they ended up at the bottom of the list. Because they're restrictive. They're taking away a lot of foods and then that of course lowers the score on. Ah Ease of following a diet. Not as one of the things that are that is scored is up following it and as you said. The flexibility of those others Diet Diet make make it easier to follow that gave them a higher score over all the other thing about it is dropping out a bunch of foods. You have less nutrition even if you think about all those fighter nutrients that we have in our plant foods like four thousand plus fighter nutrients or phytochemicals help fight disease. Protect us from cancer. Type two diabetes heart disease so forth. Those are largely in the foods that are taken away in these various groups and then when it comes to hold thirty something else in there. That's really kind of a problem for me. And that is that you have to follow a very rigid prescription for thirty days. And if you mess up by one bite or one lick you had on day twenty nine or thirty you have to start back day one and I just think that is a horrible message to tell people that either. You're a hundred percent right right or you're a total loser. Well and you know one of the things. A lot of people don't understand about the whole thirty is that it was designed not buy health or nutrition professionals but for what it's worth it was designed as a method of identifying food sensitivities and so it's essentially an elimination diet where its effectiveness. Activeness might be dependent on strict compliance. So that you can get that but you know it's not the best elimination diet out there and I think most people don't think of it as As a as an elimination diet they think of it as weight loss diet or a detox cleanse or some other kind of healthy diet reset so there's a lot of misunderstanding understanding about the whole thirty diet hoop a great so joe some of the diets that ranked at the bottom of the list were overall Diet. Actually ranked highest I in subcategories such as the one for fast weight loss. Now frankly I have always had a problem with that category to me it. It seems like a bit of an oxymoron because I think that fast weight loss' much more likely to be temporary weight loss so that's generally not what I'm looking for in a diet plan but it's still this this disparity between the ones that were best for fast weight loss were at the bottom of the list for overall helpfulness. So do we need a different diet to lose weight. Eight than we knew. Do just need to stay healthy while I don't think so. I think that the vast weight loss diets really set us up to have two sets. That's an unhelpful. Eating patterns one is when we're losing weight in one is when we're not gaining weight and so I think it's not a good idea at all but the to answer the question in the survey. Is this diet likely to lead to fast weight loss. Now I had to say yes kito and things like that. So that's how it gets up there because I think it is. It is true we see more rapid weight loss with very low carbohydrate diets than we do with other guy and commanded by the time you get out to your one year two there's really no difference anymore Of course I prefer the dies were rated overall for weight loss. Because because I don't care how long it takes you to lose weight and I don't mean you personally of course monitor but I don't care how long it takes somebody to lose weight. I just want them to lose it and keep it off
The Impact of Environment and Background on Health and Nutrition
"Oh a lot of my family members all had to go dieticians at some point be at their anal disease diabetes heart disease and so they all go to Dietitians that don't look like them and I have to tell someone hey you can never have that again and then they go home to their family and their family gets to joy totally that's not fair so it's finding that sort of balancing changes completely and so it's knowing and I say this with a lot of experience knowing I watched a family member live this and so how they afford groceries is so different than how you afford advised black while physically speaking mass let three thousand now that's not a yeah I think you're right don't ask me to do math on the spot but yes that's that's not a lot when you think about how many Americans right absolutely I mean I've experienced that in my own practice when I have a client who I can tell there's a level of discomfort because I don't look like them and you know the I don't know right away how how much awareness I have or what what work I've done to kind of challenge my own internalised bias stigma and all of that stuff but at the same time I have so much empathy for how difficult it is to move through the world kind of like okay I wanna I wanNA promote my health and wellbeing but I want someone and who gets me and who understands where I'm coming from so I think that that's a really important part of what you said and I'm so glad that you're speaking out and in more ways than one just with you have your practice you also have a podcast talk a little bit about what you do with the podcast that is it's becoming more of a stream of consciousness but it's very approach it's intuitive eating based in very hayes based health at every size but it's just conversations about how culture effects food in mine as black person mostly comes from my blackness but it's a conversation around okay so you have this this need to eat food we all need food in order to keep living but how does everything around you act that how does where you live impact that what you how much you make impacts that your knowledge level how does your disease state or lack thereof impacts that in the conversations that ensued from that whether it's hey I understand and sometimes even body image of like what it's like to be a black person in exist in a in a in an environment where whiteness is such a coveted thing where this beauty standard if you google beautiful woman is going to give you a white woman like how do you conceptualize my own beauty when if i Google beautiful woman I don't even come up yeah that is such a good point and so problematic again saying earlier like think of the just I mean people who listen to this podcast or not just American so I don't WanNa make this Super American centric but thinking of the United States like where a really diverse country what's what is up with that why would you google that and only see white people come up that's problematic and so is those conversations of like how do you cultivate your own beautiful how you cultivate that whether you're black or Hispanic or South Asian or wherever you're from in the world like how do you call tomato on standard of beauty that isn't rely on your body is I love that
Struggling Fitbit Adds Subscription Service, Launches New Do-Everything Watch
"This episode of business wars daily is brought to you by sent pro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk is never been simpler than with sent pro online from pitney beaus. Try it free for thirty days and get a free ten pound scale when you visit p._b._a. Dot com slash b w daily <hes> <hes> uh from wondering i'm david brown and this is business wars daily at the start of a new week happy labor day friends for those of you who have a smart watch. We have a question. How necessary do you find. We're betting that you just might leave the house without it sometimes but that your smartphone phone is always with you that sound familiar well the makers of smart watches or on a quest to make them just as essential to our everyday lives as our smartphones are and to do that apple and rival fit have been transforming their watches from relatively simple fitness trackers into potentially life-saving digital health devices. You may have heard our story in february about fitbit and apple watch users who said their lives were saved when they're smart watches alerted them to very fast or very slow heartbeats and they sought medical help will now fit bid is transforming its devices into accessories that do everything from tracking your heart rate to your weight loss to your sleep and beyond last week it announced a new ten dollars a month subscription service called fitbit premium. The service offers workouts access to health coaches and personalized health reports but you can and bring to your doctor. The company also announced the next version of its smartwatch the versa too in a humorous ad campaign called. What else could they do. Fit bit implied that diversity versity can do pretty much anything. One of the most significant changes is that you can now talk to the versa using amazon's alexa voice technology the fitbit ad campaign shows users ranging from herod workers to sweaty exercisers commanding the versa to to delay a meeting call up a spotify playlist ensured that they're entree really is begin even provide conversation fodder for a first date. The implication is that the verse two is essential to helping you get through your days as the campaigns punchline. The versa too can do virtually everything you could want but it can't predict whether you'll get a second date. The two hundred dollar our watch will go on sale. September fifteenth behind the humor is a serious likely painful transformation of fitbit strategy for the last couple of years the price your apple watch soared word in sales while fitbit's business struggled analysts say shoppers were willing to pay higher prices for more features including apples e._k._g. App and a fall detector hector up against such tough competition fitbit has had a tough time. Its stock price was down to less than three dollars. A share prior to this announcement so fitbit's bits leaders are attempting to morph the device maker into a software and services company that will generate profits from subscriptions starting with the new fitbit premium sure sure the initial service offers consumer wellness services but i wonder whether fitbit's devices and future smart watches from all companies will continue to be seen as fun consumer boomer trackers or were they'll cross the line and become outright medical devices after all fitbit promises that subscription service will eventually help you manage of chronic conditions like diabetes heart disease high blood pressure and sleep apnea and fitbit claims all of the data you'll be able to track will help your physician improve. Move your care as fit transformed from a hardware company into a software services maker. It's prophets are taking a hit but overtime. Fitbit won't just just be more help centric business. It's likely to become financially healthier too <music> from wondering this is business wars daily. Hey listen if you like our show. Hop on over your favorite podcast app. Give us five star rating truly helps other listeners by this and we are so thanks for listening. I'm david brown will be back in this episode is brought to you by centro online from pitney bowes shipping and mailing from your desk has never been simpler than with centro online from pitney bowes with simple online line is just click sand and save for as low as four dollars ninety nine cents. That's right four dollars and ninety nine cents a month. Send envelopes flats packages right from your p._c. And you were back to business in no time. Try it for free for thirty days and get a free ten pounds scale but only when you visit p._b. Dot com slash v._w. Daily that's p._b. Dot com slash b w daily.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"The fallacy policy of personal choice in our food system. You were part of the initiative new york that said no more trans fats in the deep fryers right and i think because nobody goes into a fast food restaurant and says i want my french fries with trans fats in them like that's. That's a false choice. We didn't have that choice was put in there and we just received it that way and we talk talk about added sugar or sodium right. The vast majority of sodium in our diet is already in the food when you purchase it is coming from processed and packaged foods. It's not what you're putting on the table. It's not the celtics are putting on your food when you're cooking. That seems to be the most difficult thing for me to tackle with. Because how do we start to push the food industry to do the right thing. Yeah i mean first thing that we need to acknowledge that the healthiest diet is one. That's based on whole foods not processed us for diet and not an ultra processing diet so while we can work with industry around packaged foods and beverages and we have to because we rely heavily on them. We don't want to lose sight of the fact that the best foods that we really should have as essential part of our diet are not in that realm so so most now look at the <hes> processed in manufacturer foods because it's already in the food when you purchase it. You don't have the choice of having a lower sodium diet because the vast majority media foods already has it in their if industry however lowers amount of sodium in processed and packages foods then you do have the choice the choice is back in the hands of the consumer now they can add it at the table if they want they can add it to taste or they can choose not to add it at all but at least it's a choice that the consumer has. I always say you can't make healthy choices. If you don't have healthy choices the thing that was causing most of the that i was seeing in my clinic was not just about an individual making a choice that may not have been a good choice as for their health that was actually where they were living and what was around them that was pushing them into having choices. That weren't healthy for them. Which is very different. People realized realized degree of health disparities in this country. It's really like to countries. It's you know it's a developing country and involved country and you've got african americans having far greater. The rates of diabetes heart disease early death <hes> cancers. You've got same thing in the hispanic population. I mean it's not surprising because the environments that they live in are heavily targeted by processed food fast food outlets and even advertising marketing. It's pretty easy to see that where you're the diseases higher is also where the neighborhoods have less resources not only with respect to food. We have higher rates of crime. When you have higher rates of crime. It's much more difficult to walk in the streets to use the parks. Kids are kept indoors all of that it sort of snowballs and in the end you can see very much that this is about the structure so the question is how did that happen and we in the united states have a long history of of racism of discrimination the nation of limitations of opportunities and access. It's remarkable. How a lot of things that has been in our community for a long time. We start to assume it's because there's some sort of cultural tendency towards that when in fact some of it may be imposed from the outside for all of the reasons that we've just been discussing many of our industrial processed foods have been found to be addictive. It is not a failing of personal responsibility moral fiber or or even willpower that drives people to over consume. These unhealthy foods columbia university teachers college professor pam cook discusses how government policy drives a food supply that acts as a main source of chronic disease epidemic. We have a big system that we have to change. I think we need to change our food supply..
The impact of hearing loss
"Rudy is a seventy two year old retired electrocution he and his wife live alone in a small house over the past couple of years Rudy has become more isolated. He no longer sees his friends goes to the movies or watches TV. In fact, he met many of the diagnostic criteria of depression. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion in the exam room was I turned to reach for my stethoscope on the nearby counter. I kept talking to Rudi I realized though he couldn't hear me when I wasn't facing him. I turned back in asteroid if he'd noticed any trouble with his hearing reluctantly, he said he had but had ignored the problem because it made him feel old and he didn't want to wear a hearing aid. I tried to suggest that he might seem older without hearing eight people might think he was ignoring them or not paying attention. It was Helen Keller who was blind and deaf. Who once said that blindness separates people from things deftness separates people from people for people over the age of sixty forty percent of a hearing loss that affects the quality of their life. Hearing loss has a more profound effect on the quality of life, then diabetes, heart disease or thrice hearing aids can be life, saving not only extending the length of life. But also the quality of life. A recent study in JAMA showed that if people have an uncorrected hearing loss. There is a forty percent higher risk of depression. Also for people with a hearing loss healthcare costs or forty six percent higher. They have forty percent more hospitals ations, and they stay on average two days longer compared to those without a hearing loss. Unfortunately, hearing aids are will outside the reach of many Americans most people. Wait seven to ten years before they get evaluated for a hearing aid. And only thirty percent of people who could benefit from a hearing aid will ever get one a hearing aid cost between two thousand and four thousand dollars per year. And they're not covered by Medicare or many private insurances. Now, you might wonder why Medicare the insurance for older Americans wouldn't cover hearing aids will Medicare's forbidden from covering hearing aids. Because in one thousand nine hundred sixty five legislators considered hearing loss normal part of aging, and according to the thinking at the time, why would an insurance intended for diseases cover something that was normal. Well, the sales of hearing aids which require prescriptions have been enormously profitable for manufacturers. But as with other disruptive technologies the world is changing fast over the. The counter hearing aids are now available at a fraction of the cost and many are linked to smartphones. That also offer transcription and other services. It also seems that everyone these days has earphone sticking out of their ears and facing cool. So perhaps the stigma is also changing well Rudy ended up getting one hearing aid. That's all he could afford. According to both Rudy and his wife his life has changed radically for the better. He's back to socializing watching TV at normal volumes and going to the movies as for me. I am now far more careful to ask everyone. Whether they've had any trouble with hearing. This is Dr Michael Wilks with a second opinion this season unless notes from KCRW how does it feel to be like a girl plane in instrument of this? Well, how's it feel to be a man asking simple questions? I mean what? Had I said, no to this invitation from John Fahey, I would have for the rest of my life wondered what I had missed. We thinking about Billy Tipton it very interesting time because I don't know that young people and older people agree on the meaning of trends. I love you for the greatest, Sean. I love that. It is an unholy album made was holy methods. Hey, everyone. I'm just gonna hopper a music journalist and author and your host for season two of lawsuits. Unless notes relook at music's untold stories this season is packed. It's about legacies. How do they hold up? And how do they change over time disco say off the truly means beyond disco? Learn how decades on a sunken find new meaning something different than when it was written. You feel like it's up justifying women feel. Yeah. Now, fifty six, and it's freaking embarrassing embarrassing to seventeen years old. You can't just write it office being on. Here from pioneering women who've been written out of music history. I get there and producer says, no, no, no, we're not doing your music. We have a script here. And we want you to do the sound. Plus find out what happens when we apply. Our twenty nineteen politics to nineteen seventy four songs, we didn't think about it as we will all go band. We were out of the point. We just lived the music. The first episode of the season of loss notes arrives April twenty fifth. Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on AP News
"Diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. This is the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. Julie Walker New York. If you're traveling to Canada to indulge in legal marijuana remember to leave your stash behind before coming back to the US on Wednesday candidate became the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace, but US customs and border protections reminding travelers that it's still illegal to bring marijuana into the US at border crossings in other words, be smart about it. Border agents are asking the same kinds of questions of travelers that they did prior to the change in Canadian law but agents generally will not ask routine questions about marijuana. Use a twelve pound chunk of the moon that fell to the earth as a lunar meteorite sold at auction this week for more than six hundred thousand dollars the moon rocks. Composed of six fragments that fit together like a puzzle. It was found last year in a remote area, north west Africa. It's considered one of the most. Significant lunar meteorites ever found because of its large size, and because it has partial fusion crust which was caused by the tremendous heat, Sears, the rock has it falls to earth. Boston-based our auction predicted. It would get five hundred thousand dollars for the rock, but the winning bid was six hundred twelve thousand five hundred dollars. The president says the Saudi explanation of a journalist death is credible. I'm Jacky Quin with an AP news minute Saudi Arabia's confirmed Washington Post columnist Jamal cash. Go gee was killed at the consulate in Turkey saying that he died in a brawl with a group of agents. Several members of congress are casting doubt on that account. But President Trump says it's early will he impose sanctions on the kingdom Vinogradov ally in the Middle East. We need them as a counterbalance to Iran and simpler solution the president is threatening to use the US military to close the border with Mexico. If authorities there can't hold back a caravan of Honduran migrants, the department of homeland security says a Russian woman is being charged with meddling online to influence, the midterm elections..
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on AP News
"Diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. This is the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. Julie Walker New York. If you're traveling to Canada to indulge in legal marijuana remember to leave your stash behind before coming back to the US on Wednesday candidate became the largest country with a legal national marijuana market place, but US customs and border protections reminding travelers that it's still illegal to bring marijuana into the US at border crossings in other words, be smart about it. Border agents are asking the same kinds of questions of travelers that they did prior to the change in Canadian law but agents generally will not ask routine questions about marijuana use. The president says the Saudi explanation of a journalist death is credible. I'm Jacky Quin with an AP news minute Saudi Arabia's confirmed Washington Post columnist Jamal cash. Go gee was killed at the consulate in Turkey saying that he died in a brawl with a group of agents. Several members of congress are casting doubt on that. That account. But President Trump says it's early will impose sanctions on the kingdom had been a great ally. In the Middle East. We need them as a counterbalance to Iran and simpler solution the president is threatening to use the US military to close the border with Mexico. If a thorn there can't hold back a caravan of Honduran migrants, the department of homeland security says a Russian woman is being charged with meddling online to influence, the midterm elections..
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on AP News
"Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. This is the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. Julie Walker New York. Dairy cows are being fed seaweed to cut down on how much they burp and passed gas. It's an attempt to make cattle more climate-friendly the university of California Davis is studying whether adding small amounts of seaweed to cattlefeed can help reduce their emissions of methane a potent greenhouse gas. That's released by cattle, and it seems to be working in a study this past spring. Researchers found methane emissions were reduced by more than thirty percent. In a dozen Holstein cows that ate the ocean algae when it was mixed into their feet. It was sweetened with molasses to disguise the salty taste, the researchers will conduct a six month study of a seaweed infused diet in beef cattle starting in October. The American film institute's entering Denzel Washington with a life achievement award. The organization says Washington whose career has spanned more than four decades will receive the award at a gala tribute on June sixth in Los Angeles will be broadcast on TNT Washington will be the forty-sevens recipient of the prestigious honor from the AFI joining the ranks of Mel Brooks, Robert deniro, Meryl Streep and Alfred Hitchcock. A call for an end of the nation's deep divide. I'm Tim Maguire within AP newsmen minute. The Senate votes tomorrow on bread Kavanagh's nomination to the supreme court, and it appears he has the votes to be confirmed, but the bitter confirmation fight leaves the political parties even more sharply divided and supporters of those parties, even more entrenched. Alaska, Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski who voted against sending Kavanagh's nomination to the full Senate says the vitriol has to end for the sake of the nation, truly truly awful manner. Which with? So many. Are are acting now. Got to end Murkowski will vote present tomorrow as a courtesy to cavenaugh supporter, Montana, Republican Steve Daines who's attending his daughter's wedding back home. She using a procedure that lets one Senator offset the absence of another without affecting the outcome of a vote. I'm Tim Maguire AP digital news back in a moment. This is firefighter Raphael. Poor yet from firehouse subs. Introducing the new firehouse pub stakes up with savory stay crispy fried onions and.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on AP News
"Diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. This is the first federal study to look at how often adults eat fast food. Julie Walker New York. Don't shut that toy box. Just yet toys R us is making a comeback. A group of investors made up of secured lenders said it's scrapping an auction for toys R us assets. Despite getting a number of qualified bids. They now believe it stands a better chance of realizing a return on its investment by potentially reviving the toy chain rather than selling it off for parts toys R us suffocated under a staggering five billion dollar debt load before liquidating its US business. This year a leveraged buyout hobbled. The company in hundreds of stores were shuttered in June to the dismay of children and numerous generations of one time children. In addition to the debt it was settled with by its private equity owners toys R us bounded self in a battle with Amazon and other toy sellers like target and WalMart. Volcanoes erupted and the same central Indonesian islands struck by last week's earthquake and soon NAMI, maybe correspondencia. Your shack leases the volcano spewed ash, nearly twenty thousand feet into the sky a government vulcanologists said it's possible there option was excel A-Rated by the seven point five magnitude earthquake on Friday, the head of Indonesia's volcanology and disaster mitigation agency said we'll Cannock activity had been increasing since August and began surging Monday planes were worn of the ash clouds because we Cannock ash is has it hazardous for their engines, I'm Sarah shakily. Hi. I'm Megan crane AP digital manager and host of the podcast ground game. I look at the top political issues bubbling up around the country ahead of this year's midterm elections. It's available on apple podcast and podcast one. While you're there, be sure to subscribe rate and review it that's the podcast ground game. AP radio news. I'm Tim Maguire Florence South Carolina.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on WLAC
"Diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol, whatever is genetic. So when someone tells you well, grandma, had it grandpa had it mom had it dad had it. So you're going to get it. It's not true necessarily. With cancer cancer has what's called the hit theory, which is kind of like to lice, which is you ever seen too. Little light switches on a wall next to each other. He turned one on. Not gonna totally give you cancer turn both on you will so one typically they're saying is genetic the other one is more based around our environment or lifestyle choices. So you have to have both of those to be hit or turned on for you to get cancer. And also takes ten years to develop cancer as well. But it's it's amazing to think that we can really based on the choices we make every single day make a huge impact in our overall health. And that's that gives us hope that gives me hope. And then no one I'm talking to people here on the radio show, and in clinically and all that sort of thing it gives other people hope because if your body can get sick, it truly can get. Well, we have to learn what that means and educate ourselves and learn about it and not only that. But take action do you want to get? Well, that's the pivotal question. And if you do then you Bill be willing to do whatever it takes, no matter how hard it might be. If you do that. Then you're going to live and experience the life that we all were designed to live triple eight two eight three seventy two seventy two this triple eight two eight three seventy two seventy two. Let's go to Joe. Hi, joe. Welcome to the show. Hello, joe. Welcome. How can I help? I.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Mac show shows show. Struggle with diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, whatever it is realized that the body can also get well going to the phones to talk to Carol. Hi, carol. And you what she knew about. Humid day, really hot prickly heat. Well, there's several things you can do. You know, depending you've got to look at. Several factors. Are we get some testing done your primary care? I think that's important. Really is. It's a critical aspect of it. Because one of the things you want to make sure that you're looking at is. At the end of the day. Really? You wanna make sure that there's no neuropathy that there's no nutritional deficiencies that are being affected me all that matters. So until you get that looked at and you make sure that there's no neurological components. That's where you want to start because if there's vitamin and mineral deficiencies, you can get some lab work done testing, you can do certain dietary measures to to lower the inflammation support the body and get a good dietitian to kind of walk with you in that process. And that's what I think would be a good option. But you gotta get a good team member on you. I appreciate that could be so many different things. That's why you wanna make sure that you get looked at and have a good solid game plan. Okay. Aaa two eight three seven two seven to.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on WLAC
"Diagnosed, high, cholesterol diabetes, heart disease whatever. It is and the question tends to. Be okay the, doctor, says well you need to lose weight and you need to eat better and probably do some exercise and, you're. Like. Great okay so you leave and then you get kind of in your routine, and, say, okay well now? What now what do? I do you get stuck and you just. Don't know maybe no one's ever told you what to. Do before, I mean crazy as, it is but. It's true, I mean no one really knows what to do with. All that so it's about coming up with the lifestyle plan on. This show that's what it's. All about it's about coming up with a new game plan because if you do the things that you've been doing over and over again and expect a, different result it's called the definition of insanity on. The show we don't want you to. Be insane we want you to be empowered and equipped she. Can win it's all about. Winning, now What I've learned about hills I've changed this I used to say it was eighty percent behavior. In twenty percent head knowledge I really do believe it's ninety percent behavior. And ten percent had knowledge. Health is not rocket science now fixing, your health is rocket science and that's why it's so tough. To get a medical degree I know because I have. One, and it's very difficult however to mess your health up does not take a lot and really to get it back Doesn't take. A lot of know-how it's the want to and when you get the wants. You back all you need is some good solid Hal to and you. Can make an Eappen all. Right Kenny we're going to you on, the phones Kenny how can I help yes Hello I've had. Diabetes for a number of years and my doctor's telling. Me, that for that reason that some of the got some, nerve damage that's preventing me from Having, now some of the warning signs I used to have when my blood sugar levels were dropping down there too low So in other words I used to I. Used to know when I was going to need something to eat. Or I'm gonna need to get orange juice or whatever, I used to know and I have some warnings about it now I'm not having some of those warnings and Well I'm getting in trouble Sure So my question, is who is what could I do to could I? Have what can I do to replace those? Nerve What can? I do there to get the help that Well what? Is the what are the doctors told you so far. I, mean they giving, you much of a game plan well what we have Have been. Doing, some things with? My insulin that helped me out but but? It has you know still having moments fan when I. Just, don't realize that Well I'm gonna need some neat you're pretty quick I'm just not. Getting that just Be going right alone the next thing he knows just I don't I don't. Realize that I'm getting in trouble Yeah I understand Things just to think. About this one you've got to change. If, you got Urination to the nurse. At, any level, you know it's always. Good to create a new dietary playing I you know eating habits are. Important you can go straight for you You know certain supplements, and that sort of thing but I still think I'm kind of old school. In the way of I do believe that you change you eat change the way you live you. Start. Exercising and you begin to change the body all the way. Around so that really would be kind of the first and foremost? Spot to go in in my opinion okay so talk, to me a little bit about, your exercise habits are you exercising on a regular basis or not really your survey I ride a bicycle five, point three, miles every morning and when I finished doing that. I, walk two, mile and that's averaging. Six days a week doing that Way one hundred and fifty two pounds I'm doing really good. In most areas is it just don't. I've lost those warning signs that No I guess everybody had a warning sign, or two if you would. Know you know when you bless your levels dropping out to. Love you would know about it No And in just Is kind of hard, to explain it but it is end up following. Home in this. Don't realize it I'm I'm about to be in trouble Now the doctors that they have that? You're, working with. They got you set up in a routine right and yet anyone working with you. On diet and, all on your eating habits yes I do and I'm eating lean protein healthy foods and, trying to do everything that I can I'm just. Wondering what could. I do to have that nerve damage Is there anything you can do that. Would improve you, nerve damage well as far as the damage goes The nervous system itself is And people get different opinions, on that medical science guy their own studies with it two as far as can the nerves regenerate can but tell you there's a couple of things out there that have been. Shown to be very helpful one being anything, from a fatty acid, perspective like an, omega three six or nine you plenty. Of your fish oils, eating fresh fish of course can give you plenty of the good omega. Three fats which are phenomenal but this supplemental form of. Fish oil now Joe cast but the oil itself have been. Known to be very helpful Galactosyl which is a milk, sugar founding goat's milk yogurt can be very protective to the nerves it helps rebuild the Mylan around the nurse which can be very helpful in this kind of situation so those. Are a couple of things vitamin b. five, to vitamin b. six, preferably be six, in the form of pure doc seen. Or Doxa mean that, is just say no that's a water soluble vitamin so it goes in. And out of the system very quickly very efficiently and. You can get it in a lot of fruits and vegetables But if you're if you're real, deficient and you're having a condition whiteness where you're dealing Neurath degeneration, the nurse at any level six can. Be quite helpful it's an all out of the studies and a lot of the textbooks now are highly, recommend. In this talk with your doctor when you go in and meet with them and kind of. Mission that to really good way to go these days can play, a? Big big, role anything, really in. These kind. Of situations so that's that's a, big one but yeah I mean as far. As being protective to the nurse that's the. Key because sometimes once you get into the, neuropathy phase something's potentially are not able to regenerate but. If you're in a place where you can get stable on a regular basis, and get good nutrition sure you've got the person working with you from any perspective and you, can, get things lined up it. Can be so couple things to think about along the way right triple eight two eight three seventy two seventy two lines are open with Questions about your health check us out of the web Email I'll. Be? Glad to, make it part of. This show. We're going to go now Jack hijack welcome to the show. Man regarding price take care I, was wondering if you, could tie information. About that Well prostate. Issues big one guys now we're seeing more and more it's the. Same as, you have with women in with breast cancer I mean it's just it's, the one thing that guys tend to be concerned about and it's the one thing that seems to hit guys on a fairly regular basis. Where we're seeing, more and more, as time goes on that's for sure but prostate issues one keep kind of a good protective around it. Is there's a couple of natural things. You can do and a lot of. Studies out there we'll talk about things, like salt meadow there's a big debate on testosterone levels and if you should even have higher levels or, keep them low most of the. Traditional therapy right now we'll go after your testosterone levels if you get, diagnosed with any kind of prostate issue and lower it And the thought is there's a byproduct of testosterone and how gets metabolize in the body called v. h.. T. or dihydrotestosterone, and when that, gets low then the incidence of prostate cancer goes down the goes up and conversion of your own testosterone. Into d. h. t. then the risk. Of prostate cancer and prostate issues goes. Up so the one you got to, be really careful with and monitor and they can do a blood test to find out exactly how much, do you have on your body. Nettle route is from a natural perspective something that can be really helpful For that sort. 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"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on Super Station 101
"Why drope in tripoli two eight three seven seven triple eight two eight three seven to what you're struggling with a sock about your health your life remember the body he is sick and also get well let's mazing thing about it you don't have to be stuck where you are so that's one of the things you got to realize is that you don't have to be stock you really can do well so just when you focus in on that you understand that you realize how powerful the body is you don't have to be stuck where you are you really can come out of it and begin to thrive in on this show we want to help you do that so whatever you struggle with we wanna help as a matter of his diabetes heart disease fibromyalgia arthritis whatever it is no that the body can change but you have to want to change you have to want it to get to different level that's what it's all about heavy kids now they're suffering more fractures than we've seen obese children which unfortunately it's very very high in this country can break their arm above the elbow or more likely to suffer complex fractures and have complications after surgery than normal weight children they did a research on this and of course it's it's coming down to the parents how they're feeding the kids leading the kids get overweight in future research needs to focus on modifying obesity in kids i agree it comes down to everything from what the eat the the programs in the schools now the eating plans that are in place that can really wreak havoc on the kids for what they can do in in in giving them the ability to really begin to do well that's the ultimate game because you don't want your child when when they're overweight it creates all kinds of of issues that can become very very challenging triple eight two eight three seven two seven two triple eight two eight three seven two seven to you ever checked out our lifestyle providers our healthcare providers in your area that believe the same way we do all this nutrition and lifestyle based care we talk about always there to help no matter what you're struggling with we.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Twenty seven dollars you can come in we'll do a full body composition analysis you'll meet with either one of the doctors one of the certified health and wellness coaches that we have work in there as well and we'll look at a body fat percentage will look at the body water percentage will look at your visceral fat rating so important to look at that fat rating that's the that's the gray fat that brown fat yeah that's not the fact you see your field that you could page no that's not the fat you can pinch that's the fat that's the fact that only we can get into because the the this is that deep down fat that we got to get the body into a sale of low fat burning to get to and so that fat is the link to the diabetes heart disease cancer sixty eighty percent of all the other awful things that people are getting in this country because await us we have to look at that visceral fat will look at your metabolism was working as well so important if you're struggling to lose weight and you're like somebody will come in i'm doing everything right i'm drinking the water i'm exercising all the time on i'm eating i'm not snacking meeting the three meals a day i mean not eating carbohydrates in whatever it is you're doing everything right you might be but your metabolism might be to the point where it doesn't matter if you're doing it right because it's not working the right way and so that's one of the things that we need to tweak here and that's one of the things we take a look at basic metabolic rate and metabolic age daily caloric intake and all these things that we look at it on the body composition analysis and then we're able to personalize the supplements if you take a look everybody's a little different around everybody holds weight in different areas that's because the body is protecting certain areas because of areas of hormonal disruption you know the.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on 710 WOR
"Twenty seven dollars you can come in we'll do a full body composition analysis you'll meet with either one of the doctors one of the certified health and wellness coaches that we have work in there as well and we'll look at a body fat percentage will look at the body water percentage will look at your visceral fat rating so important to look at that visceral fat rating i mean that's the that's the gray fat that brown fat they don't say yeah that's not the fact you see your field that you could pinch no that's not the fat you can pinch that's the fat that's the fact that only we can get into because the the this is that deep down fat that we've got to get the body into a sale of low fat burning to get to and so that fat is the link to the diabetes heart disease cancer sixty eighty percent of all the other awful things that people are getting into this country because await us we have to look at that visceral fat will look at your metabolism was working as well so important if you're struggling to lose weight and you're like so many people come in i'm doing everything right drinking the water i'm exercising all the time i'm i'm eating i'm not snacking meeting the three meals a day i mean not eating carbohydrates in whatever it is and you think you're doing everything right you might be but your metabolism might be to the point where it doesn't matter if you're doing it right because it's not working the right way and so that's one of the things that we need to tweak here and that's one of the things we take a look at basic metabolic rate and metabolic age in daily caloric intake and all these things that we look at in the body composition analysis and then we're able to personalize supplements if you take a look everybody's a little different around everybody holds weight in different areas that's because the body is protecting certain areas because of areas of hormonal disruption you know the.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"What sets you off to this cascade of information so we know that a hat jigger any sugar you should really try it balanced with a protein or fat taught the quick absorption and the gradual increase in insulin as opposed to stakes and insulin of blood sugar plays a big role in not only diabetes heart disease inflammation it does take a toxic effect on your kidneys and as a result of all of this it's you know heart disease and and things like that so does those blood sugar let's put it this way does excessive blood sugar caused diabetes or are people genetically predisposed it just triggers it blood sugar diabetes now if unfortunately you are a one diabetic which is h and medically is is it genetic predisposition to getting diabetes early in your life you can get diabetes at the age of three or four but that's a from genetic 'cause that means that something happened genetically that your pancreas doesn't make insulin without insulin breakdown sugar so i seen young children with type but i think we are very close to being able to actually genetically create i know that they're doing a lot of research down at columbia presbyterian medical center i'm sure spills were they can actually in check a stem cell with a genetic marker to actually make insulin and create insulin in these type one diabetics and i think that's going to be breakthrough in in medicine but most people don't realize that type two diabetes which is usually a result of mostly results insults the pancreas i'm talking about just true elevated blood sugars with that does is that actually happens sort of in the fourth decade of life was a fifth decade of life but seeing more type two diabetic in the younger decades of life i have a really good friend he only i think he's forty three years old he started having shook problems he's not he's not overweight he does not drink excessive alcohol by no means although he does all liquor store but he's like i don't understand i have diabetes and i told them tell me what you're eating and he goes i lot of fruit is a lot of vegetables i a lot of pasta i eat a lot of rice and potatoes and well what do you think is in all those foods.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on Season 4 - Christy Harrison - Intuitive Eating Dietitian, Health at Every Size Coach,
"Research showing those things are more important than what you eat right and and socioeconomic status privilege right education race gender all of those things also factor in two peoples physical health outcomes and those are factors that we can't really control right especially like race and gender and things like that we don't have any control over those and socioeconomic status is very difficult to disentangle ripe people are often stuck in a cycle of poverty and can't just bootstrap their way out and so being in a lower socioeconomic status has been shown in many many many studies to be associated with worse health outcomes on disease states like diabetes heart disease all kinds of chronic health conditions and also mental health conditions like depression anxiety and things like that so you know there's lots of factors beyond our control is my point that influence our health and so it's a real fallacy to think that what we eat has that much of an effect on her house at all right and i think that's an important point to consider for anyone who struggles with orthodoxy and anyone who sort of buys into this cultural emphasis on physical health and on what you eat determining your health because that's the myth that we're all taught these days but it just isn't true what you eat does not have that much impact on your health as linda bake put it in her episode it's a very low amount i think she says in her book like 25 percent or less of your physical health has anything to do with behaviors you can control including food or movement the rest of it is all these things outside of your control and so just putting that in perspective and thinking about the fact that okay if you're really thinking about your health and you're doing it from a selfcare place a you're not going to be able to influence that much just by your food choices and be if you do find that certain foods make you feel better but your.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on WGTK
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"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on Why I'm Not... with Brant Pinvidic
"And what's happened recently is he spin expose the fact is not the devil the scientists the fraudulent scientists and sell keys whose behind the disgusting f up took birdseed research about fat being the double has been absolutely discredited the the mass i try and africa they live on meat and milk woke the devil is is suga schevach our national health service all at genius doctors say of the fine things look slightly to kill you prematurely sugars behind four of them so i join forces because i've been saying this since the '90s and people before me have been saying that shook up is linked to obesity diabetes heart disease liver disease and we right now have an epidemic however the sugar industry has paid fraudulent scientists and set up bogus organisations to try muddy the waters and on a bit of a food evangelist of i think hey we should be able to eat what the we want and still lose weight vacuous i know it sounds like an outrageous claim allied and expect people to believe they get me and they get all your to s thin why english guy right uh no i've been in the trenches for a long time all my family were overweight right so i grew up in a fat family understand the mindset and i don't need to be hit tonight on any to every do anything else in my life ever again book i'm on a mission and daddy's to stop the disgusting corrupt doughnut industry all the hatred body industries i like to cooler and educate people about.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on No Jargon
"So in one generation we've seen communicable an infectious disease decline and we've seen noncommunicable diseases like diabetes heart disease on that effects related to those in terms of liver and kidney issues we've seen those rise to be the number one two and three causes of death in mexico mexico has eighty thousand people a year dying of diabetes so i what i want to ask about the connection between closet affect their because i actually read once that the second most recognizable word in the world is coq yeah um you know the first is okay come into my question is though how do we know that it's coke pepsi urged all these other sodas in sugary foods that are meet leading to these increases in uh diabetes heart attack at cetera your route kirk and perhaps the and and yet at preparations have tried very hard and me get so we don't think we know why or that we have dow or that there are some kind of to be about why causes on diet related illness i'm and that these are just questions of personal responsibility and not if people have trouble consuming a healthy quantity of calories it's kind of their own fault or their own problem is the case that drinking too much coq is making making me odds of fat and sick yes and there's data shows that a sugar is addictive as cocaine instead he's a they've done on rats on their studies that have documented the way that when we consumer soda it him one fota immediately alters what's going on internally in terms of heart ray um in terms of the liver in terms of the pancreas all of these things are altered with one soda um and mexico is number one consumer of in the world of soda at this point and that wasn't the case before nafta.
"diabetes heart disease" Discussed on WGTK
"Of our peace was one you and buy your strikes were he'll volley you told moses in the children of israel the you would take away from us all sickness input none of those evil diseases upon them but you would lay him up all those that hate the so lord you say you will take away all sickness more that means cancer that means diabetes heart disease or you take it away are you would he lewis and so today lord i declare your name you're my healer i've healed by the power guy mob back as he my neck is he'll monday's by loves every part of my body he is made all follow we halle your name as always chamaa the god that is there and i thank you order that your prices will never leave us what you said you would be with us until the end of the aids lord our bodies of the temples of god you live inside a bus so a father may your presence we real may be alive may go with us in everything we do follow we worship used to who we shall all yuli god piece and i thank you lord that you the purchase of peace you're the king a piece you said for linked the days long live in peace schilling added did the eu said the mountain shield of parked in the ills we removed might kind shall not depart from the and neither celic cabinet ahmad 'peace be removed sipo lord that have mercy of one.