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Hour 243
Diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome; treatment of chronic prostatitis; don't take the standard heart-rate formula too seriously; what you should ask your doctor before you have a colonoscopy; more . . .


Hour 242
The death of Ulysses S. Grant; babies with pigeon toes; signs of probable STD's; lowering cholesterol with diet; how to take niacin to avoid itching; more . . .


Hour 241
Smallpox and bioterrorism; why you don't need colon cleansing products; calcium needs after menopause; vasectomy; the principle of "background before peaking" for fitness; prostate cancer; how vitamin D research clows cell turn-over and may prevent some cancers; more . . .


Hour 240
A recent case of the Bubonic Plague; sleep apnea; flesh-eating bacteria; will you burn more fat by exercising before breakfast?; rectal herpes; more . . .


Hour 239
The inventor of the stethoscope dies of the disease he discovered; why the temperature of your exercise drink is irrelevant; arthritis treated with antibiotics; osteitis pubis, a common running injury; more . . .


Hour 238
How sugared drinks cause weight gain; why sickle-cell anemia increases risk for mental illness; recurrent throat ulcers; cloning dangers; how vaccines work; more . . .


Hour 237
Treatment of premature ejaculation; abnormal eye dilation; can blocked fallopian tubes be cleared?; STD's can be acquired without sexual relations; why Lyme's disease can be difficult to treat; more . . .


Hour 236
Large doses of vitamins A, C, & E and risk for heart attacks; menstruation in an eight year old; nitroglycerine ointment for impotence; water reduces acrylimide formation; balding may be related to diet; more . . .


Hour 235
A sexual practice that can kill a pregnant woman or her fetus; Peyronies's disease; the best way to stay warm during cold weather exercise; liver tests imperative during long-term use of metronidazole; more . . .


Hour 234
(with Diana) How did the use of fire and cooking contribute to the evolution of the human race?; health food store hype; use a blender instead of a juicer that has you discard pulp; bed-wetting; low salt can cause muscle cramps in exercisers; prions & the mechanism of mad-cow disease; washing lettuce and other vegetables; more . . .


Hour 233
Don Dale Alexander was right: new research shows cod-liver oil really does ease the pain of arthritis; mononucleosis; maintaining the same resistance levels will not decrease fitness; more . . .


Hour 232
Understanding the role of calories and cholesterol in determining heart attack risk; protein is protein: don't be fooled by label claims; the side effects of prednisone; is "organic" milk better for kids?; more . . .


Hour 231
Does happiness boost immunity?; the latest research on polycystic kidney disease: is nano-bacteria the culprit?; Viagra for women with low libido; ghrelin may be the answer to obesity; the tragic story of two of the world's greatest gymnasts; more . . .


Hour 230
Medical and historical aspects of the American Revolution; understanding synthetic versus "natural" medicines; the study of DNA, genetics & race-based illnesses; designer steroids and the "doping" scandal; more . . .


Hour 229
(with Diana) The dental amalgam controversy; nutritional value of Jerusalem artichokes; arginine and other body proteins; oregano health benefits?; can you change your body's pH?; "super-oxygenated" water purifiers; more . . .


Hour 228
The secret advantage of Olympic runner Stella Walsh; a cure arthritis before joint damage; the antibiotic controversy; whole grains & intestinal gas; more . . .


Hour 227
Erin Brokavich's latest crusade; carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetes or lyme disease: get a diagnosis before rushing into surgery!; biomedical research aids paraplegics; fraudulent fat blockers; anti-depressants offer help for hair-pulling habit; more . . .


Hour 226
Pediatrician and poet William Carlos Williams; body odor; the physiology of multiple sclerosis; sudden sleep disorders; is flouride safe?; more . . .


Hour 225
Treatment of recurrent urinary tract infections and e. coli syndrome; treating sun damage with anti-cancer cream; prostate cancer; diet for diabetes and high blood pressure is the same; treating hepatitis B; more . . .


Hour 224
Bogus longevity pills & potions; reactive or rheumatoid arthritis versus osteoarthritis; link between adult acne and diabetes; ethics of cloning and stem cell research; patient privacy laws; droopy eye syndrome; more . . .


Hour 223
John Harvey Kellogg's strange obsession with gastrointestinal dysfunction; Noni juice nonsense; veggies best cooked or raw?; SARS and other disease control; tongue splitting & tattoos; curing iron deficiency; more . . .


Hour 222
The WHO nutrition recommendations challenged by sugar lobbyists; health implications of an inability to gain weight; menopause and sexuality; anthrax; head trauma and bleeding in to the brain; medication during pregnancy; more . . .


Hour 221
Acrylamides, AGE's and cancer risk; dubious testing for mercury levels; olive oil, butter or both?; be careful with selenium supplements; thumbs down on penis enlargement surgery; more . . .


Hour 220
(with Diana) Herbert Shelton's fasting theories debunked by the principle of "surface tension"; cause and treatment of diverticulitis; treating iron deficiency in men; the Ephedra issue; "30 minutes 3 times a week" won't make you fit; more . . .


Hour 219
The best treatment for premature ejaculation; unblocking fallopian tubes will not guarantee pregnancy; contracting STDs without sexual contact; distinguishing between carpal tunnel syndrome and reflex sympathetic dystrophy; more . . .


Hour 218
The sad story of Florence Nightingale, the mother of modern nursing; surgery for spinal stenosis is risky; treatment for anal fissures; dried fruit bars; hormone replacement and risk of dementia; when are ear tubes recommended?; more . . .


Hour 217
The current state of anti-aging science; low thyroid levels require TSH test; grape juice and weight loss claims; side effects of Viagra; HIV positive with no detectable AIDS virus?; stopping staph aureus infections; is sorbitol safe for diabetics?; more . . .


Hour 216
Theory and practice of proper exercise technique; choose a diet you can stay on; association between frequent ejaculation and prostate cancer?; hot tubs and decreased sperm count; more . . .


Hour 215
Drug commonly used for diabetes may treat prostate cancer as well; treatment of spinal cord injuries; sunlight-fueled laser beams; PCB levels in farmed salmon; differences in Omega-3's from seafood and plant sources; Atkins diet; how to prevent heat-stroke; more . . .


Hour 214
Hitler's medical history; recumbent vs. upright bikes; new drug for peanut allergy sufferers; getting calcium from your food and how calcium gets into your bones; more . . .


Hour 213
Many germs cause stomach ulcers, not just helicobacter pylori; bone-growth stimulators; beware of supplements to increase libido; protein for exercisers and serious athletes; the mechanics of carpal tunnel syndrome; more . . .


Hour 212
Catching colds; genetic screening wars of the future; how to make a salad taste good; more . . .


Hour 211
Major food manufacturers commit to enhancing the nutritional value of their products; juicers rob you of nutrients;
Prednisone and aseptic necrosis; plastics in microwave ovens; more . . .


Hour 210
The pros & cons of giving testosterone to elderly men;
What Vitamin B6 can and cannot do; birth control pills and cancer risk; drooping eye-lids; nasal spray insulin; spider venom: male contraceptives; more . . .


Hour 209
The tragic story of one of the greatest gymnasts of all time; treating lupus symptoms with antibiotics; the trend towards letting childhood ear infections run their course; nano-bacteria and promising results treating kidney stones with doxycycline; more . . .


Hour 208
Ernest Duquesne, the discoverer of modern antibiotics, and other brilliant people once considered quacks; interval training for runners; tanning bed dangers and the latest findings about UVA and UVB rays; caffeine and marijuana affect sperm motility; common misconceptions about non-fat pastries and cookies; everyone has had herpes -- how to get rid of it for good!; more . . .


Hour 207
Consumer Reports' misrepresentation of the safety of irradiated meat; one-third of sexually active people test positive for STD's; testosterone or viagra?; how to treat prostate infections; "split routines" to customize your work-out for maximum muscle recovery; more . . .


Hour 206
Why all men get prostate cancer if they live long enough, and how a plant-based diet may prevent it; Sjogren's syndrome; how to incorporate strength training, endurance and speed for marathon training; amusement park ride dangers; bio-terrorism threats; more . . .


Hour 205
Early lab findings on the SARS virus; moles and their potential for malignancy; dog food and refined grains; sinus infections caused by fungi; classes of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance; more . . .


Hour 204
Faster running tips from T-Rex; why no one should take calcium supplements without taking Vitamin D; spermicide coated condoms may encourage infection; how to control excessive sweating; why allergy shots are often a waste of money; more . . .

Hour 203 (with Diana) Who should avoid the Atkins diet and why; what are refined carbohydrates?; the behavior of Herpes viruses and CDC recommendations; mouth sores and citrus fruits; polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); does it matter what you use to wash your hands?; does early allergen exposure enhance immunity?; more . . .

Hour 202 Are you at risk for heat stroke?; why your kids shouldn't skip breakfast before a big test; testicular hernia; an electronic nose to sniff out cancer?; the good news about Hepatitis C; more . . .

Hour 201 The death of Benjamin Franklin; prednisone withdrawal; mercury in dental fillings; shift work and incidence of breast cancer in women; pre-relationship STD tests; the poison in poison-ivy; more . . .

Hour 200 (with Diana) Will a diet high in beans reduce heart attack risk?; how to de-gas beans; the pros and cons of using creatine; why plants have evolved with substances that have medical benefits for humans; why vitamins in foods are more healthful than those in pills; Quaker instant barley; ilio-tibial syndrome in runners; more . . .

Hour 199 Large doses of certain anti-oxidants and minerals may increase cancer risk; choosing a prostate cancer treatment; the mechanism of scarring; a gene for SARS?; more . . .

Hour 198 (with Diana) Prevent heart attacks by correcting the Omega 6 to Omega 3 ratios; how can you optimize the nutritional value of vegetables?; breathing during exercise; gardinerella; grind your own grains to make bread?; do nitrates and nitrosamines increase cancer risk?; lactose intolerance; are plant estrogens harmful to infants?; can diet relieve menstrual discomfort?; more . . .

Hour 197 New concerns about plant estrogens and other alternatives to hormone replacement therapy; fasting; how does traction work?; diagnosing medical causes of depression; the mechanics of muscle enzyme loss; the IPT theory for cancer treatment; more . . .

Hour 196 Deception in the health food industry; vaginal dryness; how to compute your recovery pulse rate; seat height, cadence, and other fine-tuning tips for cyclists; MAP and antibiotics; benefits vs side effects of antidepressants; Mediterranean fever; more . . .

Hour 195 How to exercise for true fitness; is the frequency of male orgasm related to prostate cancer risk?; do hot tubs cause sterility?; what's the best time to exercise?; why is intestinal bacteria in sperm cultures on the rise?; does vinegar have health benefits?; more . . .

Hour 194 (with Diana) Salt and exercise in hot weather; manure tea and other folk remedies; the right temperature for your refrigerator and how to tell if food is spoiled; can French fries be healthful?; acidophilus milk for recurrent yeast infections; more . . .

Hour 193 No such thing as cellulite; PAP smear fears & HPV; what insurance companies want to know about you; ephedra abuse; don't run with bad knees; more . . .

Hour 192 President Eisenhower's heart attack and how Paul Dudley White revolutionized the treatment of heart patients; misdiagnosing piriformis syndrome; how to get started with lifting weights; high temperature and exercise during pregnancy; small pox vaccination fears; more . . .

Hour 191 (with Diana) Eating too much meat and too few plants increase risk for Alzheimer's disease; refined carbs make you sleepy; who can benefit from antibiotics to relieve arthritis?; diet pill dangers; iodine for your survival kit; yoyo dieting shortens life; more . . .

Hour 190 Even slight blood pressure elevations increase risk for heart attack; malodorous urine; pain on ejaculation; the resurgence of AIDS; protect your eyes - loosen your tie?; muscles prevent stretch marks; more . . .

Hour 189 Reflections on the war in Iraq; T3 and T4 medications and depression; Raynaud's phenomena: the inability to retain heat; more . . .

Hour 188 The death of Apollinaire; suggested dosage of Cipro for travellers; how to make walking a worthwhile exercise; preventing late-onset asthsma; high estrogen levels and incidence of breast cancer; how to enlighten your doctor; colonics for weight loss?, more . . .

Hour 187 What to stock up on to prepare for an emergency; nutrition concerns in an infant; starting minocycline long after arthritis symptoms begin; the molecular configuration and safety of SPLENDA; cranberry pills vs. cranberry juice; more . . .

Hour 186 Seizure medications may help with hot flashes; the first course of action for intestinal distress; sugarless gum; Dr. Barefoot and the nonsense of coral calcium claims; pervasive ignorance about nutrition; more . . .

Hour 185 Typhoid Mary and how the typhoid epidemic could have been prevented; bone-marrow extraction; antibiotics that treat prostate infection; parasitic infections; how steroids work and how to weigh theirrisks and rewards; more . . .

Hour 184 How taking calcium without Vitamin D increases risk for prostate cancer; SARS and other communicable disease risks to airline attendants; ""Smoke Away" products; false positives with Hepatitis C and interferon treatment; more . . .

Hour 183 Why diabetic men are likely to be impotent; is there any advantage with "Centrum Silver" and other brand name vitamins?; Gilbert's disease; push-ups; exposure to chicken-pox during pregnancy; turning a heavy-set 13-year-old into an athlete; safety of weight-lifting; more . . .

Hour 182 (with Diana Mirkin) Medicinal plants: history and future; systemic lupus and nutrition; depression and nutritional deficiencies; understanding cholesterol numbers; the research on arteriosclerosis and plaque dissolving in rabbits; what are pink beans? more . . .

Hour 181 (with Diana) Probiotics and prebiotics; clearing plaques from arteries; meeting your requirements for vitamin B12; treatment of benign tremors with beta-blockers; co-enzyme Q10 and animal colostrum; itching during exercise; avoiding a prostate biopsy; more . . .

Hour 180 Dangers of fasting; anti-depressants and low libido; applying the stress and recover principle to a running program; causes of chronic hives; more . . .

Hour 179 President Martin VanBuren's death from late-onset-asthma; hip pain during menstruation; hepatitis C exposure; can supplements replace fruits and vegetables?; chewing tobacco worse than smoking; treatment of vaginal burning; enlarged prostate often from infection; unexplained aches and pains in a 12-year-old with low white cell count; more . . .

Hour 178 Stomach rupture not caused by baking soda and water; homosexuality; benefits and concerns about flax seeds, royal jelly and bee pollen; "Phase Two" carbohydrate equalizer and other product claims; more . . .

Hour 177 African Americans more likely to suffer Vitamin D deficiency; why high calorie intake increases cholesterol levels; the relationship between weight and TV viewing habits; evaluating back pain; Atkins diet; alcohol and heart health; grape juice, wine and beer; more . . .

Hour 176 Asthma and allergies among children decrease with exposure; prostate cancer statistics; should you have surgery for a biceps tear?; natural progesterone creams; endocrine disrupters and pregnancy; root vegetables for diabetics; more . . .

Hour 175 American Heart Association recommendations on eating fish, and other ways to get Omega-3 fatty acids; breast feeding benefits; nutritional value of dehydrated foods for emergency reserves; more . . .

Hour 174 (with Diana) Evolution of the diabetic gene; get calcium in food rather than supplements; "burning foot syndrome" from nerve damage; tropical oils maligned by the soybean industry; a new poison ivy cream; will eating chicken feet help your joints?; the Mediterranean diet; more . . .

Hour 173 Garlic extract folklore and current use; benefits of avoiding flour; measuring carotonoid levels; chromium picolinate for diabetes?; more . . .

Hour 172 Lance Armstrong; tingling in the hands and feet; paranoid schizophrenia and a possible link to vitamin deficiency; "Super Prostate Formula" and other unregulated health products; what are the normal levels for homocysteine , Lp(a), and CRP tests; more . . .

Hour 171 Napping makes you smarter; the relationship between belly fat and a fatty liver; cause and treatment of skin-tags; low blood pressure in a thirty-year-old; chiari malformation; negative effects of iron on people with high cholesterol levels; more . . .

Hour 170 Marathon runner Johnny Miles; work-up for neuropathy in a child; sudden inability to swallow and TIA; treatment of infected hair follicles; SSKI (super saturated potassium iodide) for phlegm problems; prozac for PMS?; treating Lyme disease; a runny nose when you running is normal!; more . . .

Hour 169 The risk of heart attack during sex; the most important dietary rule: eat plants!; shelf life of Viagra; the effect of low blood sugar on your body; weight lifting for young children; more . . .

Hour 168 Multiple partners and risk of chlamydia; physical examination of the prostate raises PSA level; black strap molasses; jock itch and pigmentation changes requires culture; reflex sympathetic dystrophy following injury; more . . .

Hour 167 Fluid consumption and heart attack risk; CDC recommendations for treatment of chronic herpes and the use of Valtrex; spinal tap for pain along nerve paths; two decades of rheumatoid arthritis research; four-year-old with burning on urination; more . . .

Hour 166 Sexuality among seniors resulting in high rates of infection; fatigue and low iron level is usually an absorption (celiac sprue) or a bleeding problem; various sources of estrogen; nutrients in oats and oatmeal cereals; fish oil lowers high triglycerides; work-up for swollen legs; more . . .

Hour 165 The DASH diet to lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels; does Androgel cause hair loss?; irritation from condoms most likely an infection; sugar, flour, belly fat and diabetes; more . . .

Hour 164 Cholesterol in chicken and red meat; hot feet; applying the "stress and recovery" principle to any fitness regimen; pros and cons of Evista; getting back in to shape after pregnancy; more . . .

Hour 163 A scientific explanation for the Ten Plagues; standard treatment for atrial fibrilation; sunlight requirements for Vitamin D; unknown long-term effects of taking testosterone; anti-gliadin antibodies and infection as part of infertility workup; salty taste in the mouth signals infection; more . . .

Hour 162 Polydysmorphic disorders and associated health risks to young girls; removing nutrients from milk and wheat; data on antibiotics for rheumatoid arthritis; males with breast milk may have a prolactinoma brain tumor; what a diagnosis of fibromyalgia really means; more . . .

Hour 161 The death of Joseph Stalin; hysterectomy for fibroids?; testicular hernia; hair loss and high insulin levels; acid reflux symptoms in an infant; endometriosis; more . . .

Hour 160 Circumcision; is celiac disease hereditary?; the nightshade family of plants; aloe vera; kidney stones; inversion boots; more . . .

Hour 159 Bicycle helmets; teen with pericardial cysts; sudden weight loss may signal cancer; "normal" growth during puberty; what causes plaques in arteries; more . . .

Hour 158 Nutritional value of nuts; tachycardia and exercise; HBA1C; Accutane; tropical sprue vs. celiac sprue; high blood pressure in adolescence; heavy children may be great athletes; more . . .

Hour 157 Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and infertility; vitamin pills; lack of vitamin D impairs immunity; recurring urinary tract infections; Lyme's disease; more . . .

Hour 156 Maximum heart rate; fluctuating blood pressure; how to lower cholesterol; more . . .

Hour 155 Niacin and irregular heartbeat; water and salt during intense exercise; shingles; more . . .

Hour 154 Glucosamine; exercising with an irregular heart beat; effect of antidepressants on libido; skin cancer; more . . .

Hour 153 The death of President Zachary Taylor from typhoid fever; green color on potatoes; new research on Crohn's disease; testicular hernia; medications during pregnancy; more . . .

Hour 152 How doctors learned about washing hands before surgery; hot flashes; products promoted to increase penis size; when does a shoulder injury warrant surgery?; treating reactive arthritis with minocycline; protecting weak ankles; shingles; more . . .

Hour 151 (with Diana Mirkin) Products to make you taller are bogus; the use of Glucophage (metformin) for weight loss; how insulin affects hunger; more . . .

Hour 150 Arthroscopic knee surgery; painful testicles; treatment of psoriasis; benign essential tremors; symptoms of hypertension; applying stress and recovery principle to swimming; knee replacement surgery; Parkinson's disease; more . . .

Hour 149 Link between cancer and lack of Vitamin D; rapid heart beat and over-active thyroid; neuropathy from diabetes or pernicious anemia; agoraphobia; infection is the most common cause of miscarriage; elliptical trainer versus treadmill; more . . .

Hour 148 Blood cholesterol and calories; sources of protein for recovery from workouts; long-term use of prednisone; organic milk; premature menopause; more . . .

Hour 147 Lance Armstrong's testicular cancer and training techniques; swelling of the hands and feet; skin cancer; "The Firm" and bad knees; frequent urination with enlarged prostate; diet pills and chest pain; more . . .

Hour 146 Does mood affect your immune system?; kidney disease; Androgel to treat low libido in women; stimulants for weight-loss; blood clots and nutrition; mitral valve prolapse; more . . .

Hour 145 Saturated fats and breast cancer risk; early warning signs of diabetes; snake venom to treat cancer; causes of diverticulitis; prostatitis; more . . .

Hour 144 The death of President Calvin Coolidge's son from a blister on his toe; deformed toenails; bogus treatment for Hepatitis C; alcohol and diabetics; blood poisoning; magnet therapy; more . . .

Hour 143 (with Diana Mirkin) The Kreb's Cycle; treatment of acid reflux disease (GERD); diet and polycystic ovary syndrome; getting enough calcium without milk; abnormal thyroid levels and weight loss; impotence; more . . .

Hour 142 (with Diana Mirkin) Ancel Keys, polyunsaturated fats and heart attack prevention; sensitivity to MSG (monosodium glutamate); fatigue and B vitamins; surgery for deviated septum; salad dressings; more . . .

Hour 141 Zinc supplements and prostate cancer; diverticulitis; diagnosing Lyme's disease; how to run faster; more . . .

Hour 140 Smallpox vaccine and risk of heart-attacks; aluminum and Alzheimer's disease; sunscreen; teens and creatine use; more . . .

Hour 139 (with Diana Mirkin) Do you really need 8 glasses of water a day?; Human growth hormone and anabolic steroids; how the body utilizes carbohydrates; chemotherapy and nutrition; vitamin E and cataracts; the meaning of frothy urine; more . . .

Hour 138 (with Diana Mirkin) Partially hydrogenated oils and heart attacks; what is a healthful body fat percentage for women?, oral sex and the risk of AIDS; swimming in the ocean while menstruating; treatment of rheumatoid or reactive arthritis with antibiotics; gastric bypass and the Glucophage for weight loss; more . . .

Hour 137 (with Diana Mirkin) The FTC's case against SeaSilver; celiac sprue or gluten intolerance; brewer's yeast; causes of back pain; benefits of yoga; more . . .

Hour 136 Tropical oils maligned by the soybean industry; what's missing from white bread; carbohydrate loading; preparing for a marathon; microwave safety; frequency of meals; more . . .

Hour 135 Diet for Crohn's disease; vitamin B12 deficiency and nerve damage; cocoa butter and saturated fats; the benefits of biking; how to make walking a real work-out; nicotine addiction; more . . .

Hour 134 Rickets and vitamin D deficiency; research on macular degeneration and vitamin A; post-exercise protein or carbohydrates?; using fructose in baking; coral calcium claims; more . . .

Hour 133 Pasteurization of milk and Crohn's disease; "pyramid sets"; antibiotics during pregnancy; sleeping pills; walking pneumonia; the DASH diet; more . . .

Hour 132 Will moderate exercise increase longevity?; nutrition during pregnancy; safety of sorbitol; the 20/30 diet; pre-mixed salads; more . . .

Hour 131 (with Diana Mirkin) Mercury in fish; nutrients missing in refined flour; the "inch-of-pinch" test for body fat composition; high blood sugar; treatment of hemorrhoids; more . . .

Hour 130 (with Diana Mirkin) Eggs don't raise cholesterol; pigeon-toes make fast runners; the difference between fully hydrogenated oils and partially hydrogenated oils; building muscles; benefits of saunas?; common sense for sleep disorders; more . . .

Hour 129 Bogus pills and products including RFA1; lowering triglycerides and raising HDL; treating nerve damage with diet or anti-convulsants; irregular periods and infection; herpes; hay fever; recurrent blocked arteries; more . . .

Hour 128 (with Diana Mirkin) Deceptive advertising of "Energy" bars; fructose; long-term use of birth control pills; excess protein and calcium loss; when does a broken collar bone warrant surgery; more . . .

Hour 127 (with Diana Mirkin) Link between high blood sugar and brain damage; antibacterial phytochemicals in garlic and onions; are biking and tennis compatible?; creatine; nutrients in fruits and vegetables; sources of folic acid; more . . .

Hour 126 (with Diana Mirkin) Atkins diet; increasing testosterone; genetics and Lp(a); depression and thyroid hormones; why you should not take pills with grapefruit juice; ginger for nausea; more . . .

Hour 125 (with Diana Mirkin) Omega 3's and postpartum depression; reducing blood pressure with the DASH diet; salt restriction and diuretics; exercising and hypertension; ulcerative colitis causing osteoarthritis; more . . .

Hour 124 (with Diana Mirkin) High insulin levels linked to hearts attacks; whole flaxseed or flax seed oil?; vibration can aggravate arthritis; aging, exercising and immunity; what's a safe heart rate during exercise?; statin drugs and muscle pain; more . . .

Hour 123 (with Diana Mirkin) Food label cholesterol claims; cooking wheat berries; aloe vera; psoriatic nails; delayed puberty related to absorption problems; more . . .

Hour 122 (with Diana Mirkin) Alzheimer's disease and homocysteine; sugar substitutes, reactive arthritis; Omega-3's in salmon; chronic nasal congestion; protein after a workout; more . . .

Hour 121 (with Diana Mirkin) Omega-3 fatty acids in seeds compared with those in fish; calcium supplements and vitamin D; can milk trigger juvenile diabetes?; lycopene sources; the "Power of Ten", super-slow work-outs; antacids and vitamin supplements; more . . .

Hour 120 (with Diana Mirkin) Healthful diet; refined vs unrefined carbohydrates; popcorn and blood sugar; long-term effects of marijuana, various causes of infertility; more . . .

Hour 119 The death of Baltimore Oriole Steve Bechler; constipation; antibiotics and resistant organisms; alcohol and heart attacks; elevated PSA; genetic component of high cholesterol; more . . .

Hour 118 118 Saccharin; calcium supplements; bouillon and salt; human growth hormone; what science tells us about prolonging life; more . . .

Hour 117 Health claims for chicken?; endometriosis; breakthrough treatment for vitiligo; diabetic spilling sugar in to urine; losing weight while breast-feeding; more . . .

Hour 116 (with Diana Mirkin) Antioxidants; excess carbohydrates; constipation in infants; echinacea and immunity; L-glutamine supplements and depletion work-outs; weight gain from exercise; children and sports; more . . .

Hour 115 Sigmund Freud and cocaine; unexplained itching; respiratory arrest from asthma, hemochromatosis and iron poisoning; treatment of Hepatitis C, nitroglycerin as an inexpensive alternative to Viagra; shrimp; how to increase concentration; more . . .

Hour 114 Medical school humor; mnemonics to remember the cranial nerves; beans and insulin; lack of Omega-3 fatty acids and Alzheimer's disease, arteriosclerosis and post-partum depression; knee replacement surgery; more . . .

Hour 113 The death of Olympian Bob Hayes, the world's fastest runner; serious cholesterol problems in a 34 year old; infertility and infection; how to train for a marathon at 50; mastoidectomy; more . . .

Hour 112 Colon cleansers and autointoxication theory; impotence caused by diabetes; laser weight-loss therapy; heat-blisters on the feet; margarine containing mono and diglycerides; Elvis Presley's colon on autopsy; constipation; caffeine pills; more . . .

Hour 111 Child abuse; osteoarthritis, medications for diabetes; wild or farm-raised salmon and omega-3 fatty acids; weight-lifting for children; risk of swimming in a lake during pregnancy; nutritional values of different types of oatmeal; ovarian cysts; more . . .

Hour 110 Jellyfish stings; penile warts; cramps during intercourse; energy bars and nutritional needs during exercise; pre-eclampsia; hepatitis C, umbilical hernia repair; more . . .

Hour 109 How JFK's doctors contributed to his death; bloody discharge from a nipple; long-term antibiotics for elevated PSA; applying "stress and recovery" principles to an average work-out;
niacin and cholesterol; antibiotics after heart surgery; more . . .

Hour 108 Smoking and pneumonia; high blood pressure and the DASH diet; treating adult onset asthma before airway remodeling occurs; high potassium levels; irregular heartbeat; anxiety, pain on ejaculation; more . . .

Hour 107 The death of Cole Porter and reflex sympathetic dystrophy; swelling in the hands when arthritis tests are negative; coral calcium claims; the limitations of throat cultures; pamidronate for RSD (reflex sympathetic dystrophy); acid reflux; more . . .

Hour 106 FTC assessment of pest control devices; the importance of LDL and HDL to diabetics; yeast infection or psoriasis?; cellulitis, gout and gall bladder problems; Baker's cyst; wrist pain; more . . .

Hour 105 Coral calcium and blood acidity and alkalinity; yeast infections; gout; manitol; aspirin and pancreatic cancer; more . . .

Hour 104 Sweetened drinks and obesity; parasites and toxins; knee injuries and knee surgery; osteoarthritis; niacin and HDL; more . . .

Hour 103 The common cold; weight loss after stopping an exercise program; flu shots; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; muscle building and steroids; more . . .

Hour 102 (with Diana Mirkin) Vitamin D deficiency in children; tap water and the reverse osmosis; exercise and salt level; aortic dissection and the death of John Ritter; postpartum depression linked to lack of Omega-3's; more . . .

Hour 101 Impotence linked to a lack of physical fitness; shingles can lead to permanent nerve damage; candida albacans; tendinitis; pamidronate and Fosamax; more . . .

Hour 100 Cod liver oil to reduce the pain of arthritis; arsenic in pressure-treated wood; helicobacter symptoms; more . . .

Hour 99 sexual dissatisfaction; vertigo and exercise; rheumatoid arthritis and hair loss; Grave's disease; osteoporosis; more . . .

Hour 98 (with Diana Mirkin) Aspartame; potatoes and high insulin levels; how to interpret HDL and LDL; HBA1C; more . . .

Hour 97 Athletic training before puberty, cooking and the fat content of red meat, spinach every day, Peyronie's disease and diabetes, premature ejaculation, more . . .

Hour 96 (with Diana Mirkin) Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids; vaginal infections, burning foot syndrome and diabetes; complex-carbohydrate drink mixes, the super-slow workout method; the association of insulin with cancer; more . . .

Hour 95 The death of President William Henry Harrison, heavy periods after nursing, treating diarrhea with antibiotics, rectal-bleeding, jet lag, more . . .

Hour 94 New food label requirements for trans fats, supplements with multiple ingredients, bloating and Helicobacter pylori, fish oil pills, vitiligo, more . . .

Hour 93 (with Diana Mirkin) HPV (venereal warts) and multiple sexually transmitted diseases; male and female fertility, exercise before bed-time, good fats and bad fats, why changing the food pyramid is so hard, more . . .

Hour 92 Sigmund Frued and Coca Cola, frozen french-fries and partially hydrogenated oils, alkaline diet, varicose veins, more . . .

Hour 91 (with Diana Mirkin) Electromagnetic waves and brain damage; sea-salt or table-salt; diet and seratonin levels; whole wheat or white flour; headaches in children from Harry Potter books?;
normal homocystine levels; niacin; more . . .

Hour 90 (with Diana Mirkin)The death of Edgar Allen Poe and "The Raven"; intermittent claudication; atrial fibrillation and antibiotics; healing ruptured biceps muscle; protein loading to hasten muscle recovery; testicular swelling; more . . .

Hour 89 (with Diana Mirkin) Alzheimer's disease; claims for cortisol; muscle versus fat density and weight; enlarged thyroid with nodules; stress and recovery principles to enhance performance in any exercise; more. . .

Hour 88 (with Diana Mirkin) Probiotics and prebiotics; good and bad bacteria in the colon; low testosterone and athletic performance; dizziness and cold temperatures; distinguishing between carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon tears and arthritis; surgery for a prolapsed bladder; recumbent biking; more . . .

Hour 87 (with Diana Mirkin) Aspirin therapy, shelf life of foods, best time to exercise, mercury detection, hydrogenated oil in body fat, memory and napping, heart palpitations after exercise, more . . .

Hour 86 Recurrent herpes, side stitch, "effort migraine", stopping Premarin, Viagra and heart attacks, gag reflex and helicobacter, depression, more . . .

Hour 85 Sudden fatigue; alkalinity and acidity; insomnia; minocycline for arthritis; snoring; bladder surgery; more . . .

Hour 84 Testosterone levels, arteriosclerosis and heart disease in men; nasal sprays and athletic performance; blood in stool; Crohn's disease; hyper-parathyroidism; effect of exercise on metabolism; more . . .

Hour 83 (with Diana Mirkin) High fructose corn syrup and obesity, recovery heart rate, VO2 max, smallpox vaccine, more . . .

Hour 82 (with Diana Mirkin) Farmed or wild salmon?, calcium supplements, blood proteins (albumin, globulin), water requirements, more . . .

Hour 81 (with Diana Mirkin) Irradiated foods, carbohydrates, heart failure, sleep apnea, honey better than sugar?, more . . .

Hour 80 Impotence, HDL and LDL cholesterol, celiac disease and vitamin absorption, low libido in females, prostate cancer treatment options, more . . .

Hour 79 The death of Andrew Jackson, thinning hair in women, coenzyme Q10, hemorrhoids, rectal seal, more . . .

Hour 78 (with Diana Mirkin) FDA bans designer steroid THG, hypoglycemia, "immune enhancing" supplements, late-onset asthma, PSA, more . . .

Hour 77 (with Diana Mirkin) Trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils), gastric bypass surgery and grehlin, DNA testing, helicobacter, home HBA1c tests, osteoporosis, more . . .

Hour 76 The death of Alexander the Great, chronic vaginal infections, statin drugs and muscle soreness in exercisers, vaginal dryness and pain on intercourse, constipation, failure to ejaculate, more . . .

Hour 75 Infants given early solid foods have increased risk for diabetes; how to prepare for a fitness test, night sweats, diverticulitis, tachycardia, unexplained weight loss, more . . .

Hour 74 Exercise prevents heart attacks in women, allergies, pelvic ultrasound, arthroscopic knee surgery, gallstones and weight loss, more . . .

Hour 73 Athletic scholarships, sources of HPV infection, Grave's disease, noisy joints, neuropathy, TERP procedure for prostate infection, neck pain in cyclist, more . . .

Hour 72 (with Diana Mirkin) Horace Fletcher and chewing your food; gallstones, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, gastric banding or bypass for obesity, low libido and irregular periods, immune-enhancing supplements, more . . .

Hour 71 Lorenzo's oil and the legal system, diabetes, ear tubes, fibroids, magnet therapy, lazy eye, botox for larynx injuries, more . . .

Hour 70 Full body scans; night shift work, melatonin and breast cancer risk; diabetes and yeast infections; pre-diabetes and high triglycerides, stress & recover, Crohn's disease, more . . .

Hour 69 The Baskerville Effect, aspirin and cancer, ACE inhibitors, rapid heart rate, the best nuts, more . . .

Hour 68 (with Diana Mirkin) NIH research on herbs and cardiovascular disease, specifically garlic; fractionalized oil, soy milk & isoflavones; hepatitis-C; tennis-elbow; more . . .

Hour 67 Senate hearing on overhaul of dietary guidelines, blood pressure, calcium and nano-bacteria, hair loss in women, human growth hormone, more . . .

Hour 66 Testosterone for women with low libido, heath concerns for the elderly; performance enhancing supplements for athletes, virtual colonoscopies, failure to lose weight with diet and exercise, more . . .

Hour 65 Large doses of vitamin pills may cause heart attacks; water intoxication and urinary symptoms; fiber intake problems; sugar in blood and urine during pregnancy; what happens to fat during exercise; insulin-like growth hormone in milk; more . . .

Hour 64 French researchers claims about male fertility linked to boxer shorts; viagra versus levitra; cortisol hormone , weight-loss claims; side effects of asthma medication; algae supplements; more . . .

Hour 63 Men with low sperm counts increase fertility with frequency; polycystic ovary syndrome symptoms and diabetes, cooking spray oils, asthma medications , allergy elimination diets, chronic urinary tract infections , more . . .

Hour 62 Stress and vitamin pills; coaching teenage soccer, obesity and Glucophage, pneumonia, DASH diet , blood pressure, unsubstantiated HGH injection claims , more . . .

Hour 61 61 Intensive screening and aggressive treatment for prostate cancer fails to reduce death rate; night sweats and alcoholism; sinusitis and long-term antibiotics; alopecia totalis and Aldera; teeth-whitening products, more . . .

Hour 60 (with Diana Mirkin) Organically versus conventionally grown foods; sarcoidosis; treating dogs with antibiotics for arthritis; applying stress and recovery principles to chin-ups, more . . .

Hour 59 (with Diana Mirkin) When did humans learn to cook?, bread, hyper-extended thumbs, should humans eat grains and beans?, celiac sprue, diabetic nerve damage , more . . .

Hour 58 History of the discovery of Helicobacter pylori as the cause of stomach ulcers, DHEA use, low iron in men, gallstones and kidney stones, candida, weight loss, more . . .

Hour 57 FTC stops claims about electromagnetic shields, cortisone shots for tendonitis, human growth hormone for very short children, sushi and gastrointestinal distress, exercise before bedtime , more . . .

Hour 56 Men with low testosterone , arteriosclerosis, carbohydrate drink mixes, headaches after sex, heart strain from exercise, vitamin D and calcium deficiency, PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome), unexplained chest pains , more . . .

Hour 55 Grave's disease in President George Bush Senior, his wife and dog ; premature ejaculation; stopping birth control pills; refined carbohydrates; more . . .

Hour 54 Autism and vaccinations; overhydration, potassium deficiency and sodium loss; low-carb diets; ulcerative colitis; Evista; more . . .

Hour 53 Early research on anthrax; auto-immune diseases and long-term antibiotics; recurrent bladder infections; phytochemicals in purple and green vegetables; bowel removal; more . . .

Hour 52 (with Diana Mirkin) Intense vs casual exercise; diet during pregnancy; how to lower triglycerides; aspartame; macrobiotic diet; more . . .

Hour 51 Cell phone radiation; cortisone shots for tendonitis or joint injuries; human growth hormone for short children; Helicobacter pylori; more . . .

Hour 50 (with Diana Mirkin) Whole grains vs refined grains; Atkins diet; delayed muscle soreness; more . . .

Hour 49 (with Diana Mirkin) Prostate cancer and vitamin D; blood sugar and memory loss; knee pain, glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate; blood pressure and salt; more . . .

Hour 48 (with Diana Mirkin) Diets: low carb, low protein, low fat?; coral calcium; fish oil pills and the ratio of omega 3's to omega 6's; more . . .

Hour 47 Training for hot weather competition; acid reflux, blood test for Helicobacter pylori; Glucophage for weight loss; West Nile virus; botox; shingles; Crohn's disease; gestational diabetes; more . . .

Hour 46 Whole grains vs refined grains and Sylvester Graham (the Graham cracker); Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS); omega-3's in fish compared to seeds; constipation; more . . .

Hour 45 Circumcision; abnormal fasting blood sugar levels; celiac disease; dementia prevention; more . . .

Hour 44 Chewing tobacco vs smoking; interstitial cystitis; rectal prolapse and Cystic Fibrosis; diagnosing Parkinson's disease or benign tremors; more . . .

Hour 43 Marathon champions, training for hot weather, acid reflux, antidepressants and metformin, herpes, West Nile virus, malaria, shingles in children, more . . .

Hour 42 Blood type, low blood pressure, ticks and Lyme disease, nitroglycerin instead of Viagra, more . . .

Hour 41 Lightning, tendonitis and shoulder injuries, rheumatoid or reactive arthritis vs osteoarthritis, shingles, atrial fibrilation, polymyalgia rheumatica, more . . .

Hour 40 Low testosterone levels, toenail fungus, eye floaters, sinus congestion, knee injuries, more . . .

Hour 39 Smallpox vaccine, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sinus infections, rheumatoid arthritis, more . . .

Hour 38 (with Diana Mirkin) Research on whole grains to prevent diabetes, high triglycerides and cholesterol, delayed onset soreness, getting back in shape after a sports injury, cancer cells and cell death.

Hour 37 (with Diana Mirkin) Colon cancer risk, Omega 3 essential fatty acids in fish and seeds, irregular heartbeats, shingles, sorbitol, advanced glycation end products (AGE's), more . . .

Hour 36 Chlamydia; hypertension and the DASH diet; atopic dermatitis, eczema and staph aureus; Baker's cyst (knee swelling); cataracts and macular degeneration; more . . .

Hour 35 Calcium, vitamin D and prostate cancer; SARs; hepatitis C, lupus and Raynaud's phenomenon (cold hands); childhood asthma; hernias; more . . .

Hour 34 Laser eye surgery, fibroids, ovarian cysts, reactive hypertension, multiple sclerosis, acne, more . . .

Hour 33 Homeopathy; hot flashes after stopping hormone replacement therapy (HRT), black cohosh as an alternative; weight lifting; neuropathy from diabetes; more . . .

Hour 32 The Framingham Study: blood insulin levels and diet for diabetics; fish oils, SAMe supplements, peptic ulcers, tooth whitening products, fibroids, more . . .

Hour 31 Heart disease and infection, athletic training, impotence and Viagra, rheumatoid arthritis, C-reactive protein, more . . .

Hour 30 (with Diana Mirkin) What colleges look for in students, dehydration, enlarged prostate and PSA, antidepressants, tap water or bottled water?, more . . .

Hour 29 Mike Tyson, rheumatoid arthritis, knee replacement, neuropathy, quitting smoking, more . . .

Hour 28 Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and shellfish, male infertility, niacin, testosterone gel, Crohn's disease, plantar warts, more . . .

Hour 27 (with Diana Mirkin) Flat feet and running, polycystic ovary syndrome, Atkins diet and diabetes, more . . .

Hour 26 Japanese study on muscle damage; heart attacks and breathing myths; the use of Levaquin and prostate cancer; long-term effect of x-rays; running injuries; excess skin after weight loss; more . . .

Hour 25 Male promiscuity and HIV transmission; neuropathy; Vitamin and acne; Accutane; former boxer with heart damage wants to get back to health and fitness; high fructose corn syrup, more . . .

Hour 24 (with Diana Mirkin) Colon cleansers and enemas block the absorption of some nutrients; 16 year old needs to improve his fitness level for high-school football team; creatine; can kidney failure be arrested?; mycoplasma infections, more . . .

Hour 23 (with Diana Mirkin) Wonder Bread's calcium claims, nuts and seeds, food irradiation, bedwetting, constipation, more . . .

Hour 22 Are cell phones dangerous?, rheumatoid arthritis, increasing coordination, Crohn's disease, napping, methotrexate, more . . .

Hour 21 (with Diana Mirkin) Canola oil, low HDL-high triglyceride syndrome (Syndrome X), prostatitis, polymyalgia rheumatica, more . . .

Hour 20 Venereal diseases, hypertension, dietary supplements, hemorrhoids, more . . .

Hour 19 Weight lifting, Helicobacter pylori, kidney stones, Crohn's disease, more . . .

Hour 18 C-reactive protein blood test and heart attack risk, colon polyps, hair transplant surgery, C-peptide test for diabetes (whether or not you make insulin), Accutane for hidradenitis, more . . .

Hour 17 Wilt Chamberlain and chlamydia; high triglycerides, HDL and LDL; Imiquimod for multiple warts; Lipitor and muscle pain; more . . .

Hour 16 (with Diana Mirkin) Coral calcium, acid and alkaline foods; food combining; vitamin C to prevent colds; vegetarian milks for children; more . . .

Hour 15 (with Diana Mirkin) Soybean oil, tropical oils and partially hydrogenated oils; refined carbohydrates and apple or pear-shaped body; regurgitation test for Helicobacter; gluten intolerance; lack of vitamin D and prostate cancer; more . . .

Hour 14 Bubonic plague in New Mexico, snoring, genital herpes, heat stroke warning signs, acid reflux, more . . .

Hour 13 Can hair turn grey overnight?, alopecia areata, elevated heart rate during exercise, blood sugar spikes during exercise, venous insufficiency, eggs and cholesterol, more . . .

Hour 12 Obesity and a healthy diet, hemochromatosis, late-onset asthma, spotting between periods, difference between osteopathic and allopathic medicine, more . . .

Hour 11 Mozart's death and beta strep group A; androgel and low sex drive in women, C-reactive protein blood test, chronic sinusitis, HPV (human papilloma wart virus) and genital warts, more . . .

Hour 10 Marathon running and alcohol, human growth hormone, epididymitis, excess calcium and prostate cancer, duct tape for warts, more . . .

Hour 9 Hard exercise protects against heart attacks, tendoninitis, male pattern baldness, treatment options for prostate cancer, natural birth control methods, more . . .

Hour Eight What is a healthy breakfast?, stairmasters safer than running?, urinary tract infections, post-anthrax syndrome, miacalcin for osteoporosis, more . . .

Hour Seven Strength training before puberty, DASH diet, Metabolife products, resting between sets of weight lifting, osteoporosis in men, more . . .

Hour Six The death of Johnny Unitas, bovine colostrum, good carbs, Glucophage for weight loss, elevated PSA test, more . . .

Hour Four Homocysteine and Alzheimer's, androgel or testosterone patch for low libido, pityriasis rosea, desmopressin and bedwetting, reflex sympathetic dystrophy and pamidronate, more . . .

Hour Three Childhood asthma and allergies, training for young runners, kitchen for a healthy diet, cooling down and stretching, more . . .

Hour Two Madame Curie, diabetic diet, stress and recover, low blood sugar, ricin, more . . .

Hour One Court throws out suit blaming McDonald's for obesity; penis enlargement?; gastrointestinal distress; long-term antibiotics for multiple infections; weight training for teenage athletes; carpal-tunnel syndrome, more . . .

July 4th, 2013
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About the Author: Gabe Mirkin, MD

Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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