Lifestyle Medicine: Redefining Healthcare in the 21st Century
Saray Stancic, MD, discusses what lifestyle medicine is and how significant of a difference it can make in your health and well-being.Last year, Americans spent 3 trillion dollars on healthcare, with the majority of this investment for chronic conditions that can be addressed or even reversed with diet and lifestyle habits. One physician, Saray Stancic, MD, is advocating for changes in the way we operate in the healthcare sphere. Upon being diagnosed with MS at a fairly early age, and exploring the traditional treatment methods for the disease, it eventually became quite clear to Dr. Stancic that lifestyle and diet factors were critically important in her own condition, as well as multiple other chronic issues. She began to exercise, even though it was advised not to at that time, and changed her eating habits to a primarily plant-based diet. Through these efforts, she was able to arrest her symptoms and has lived a good life. Listen in as Dr. Stancic joins Dr. Friedman to discuss what lifestyle medicine is, how significant of a difference it can make in many medical conditions, and ways you can take charge of your own health by employing this approach. She also shares information from her feature-length documentary film, Code Blue, which reveals insufficiency in the current state of medicine and provides a common sense solution by featuring the practice of lifestyle medicine to prevent, treat, and manage disease.
EP 938 News of the Week
Every week, Dr. Roizen discusses the latest health headlines YOU need to know. In this episode, Dr. Roizen talks about the latest health headlines that YOU need to know.
Extra pounds in childhood may mean higher MS risk in adulthood.
One in five U.S. adults ask doctors for lower cost medications.
FDA approves drug for treating postpartum depression, but it must be injected and it is expensive.
Seniors need to drink more water.
Two sugary drinks a day increases your risk of death by 21%.
More U.S. youth are seeking help during psychiatric emergencies.
New study ties eggs to heart disease.
Plus so much MORE...
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Encore Episode: Perimenopause: Adult Puberty
What's the deal with perimenopause?Menopause ends the female reproduction window. Perimenopause is like adult puberty, the transition from regular menstrual cycles to one year without periods. Perimenopause is tough to define. Symptoms can occur for three to five years or longer. Menopause occurs when the ovaries have fully retired. Heavy or light periods, irregular bleeding, vaginal dryness, hot flashes and night sweats may pop up as the ovaries wind down their work. Until the ovaries shut down completely, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Progesterone may be prescribed by your provider to even things out. Some over the counter products like black cohosh may provide some relief from symptoms. Listen as Dr. Mary Jane Minkin joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss what to expect from perimenopause.