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The HealthCall Radio Hour
The HealthCall Radio Hour is for curious listeners who want to know more about aging well and feeling their best. Each episode features interesting health news and insights from top doctors, researchers, authors, nutritionists, specialists and others with information that helps listeners make informed healthcare decisions.
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Many of the radio broadcasts feature audio from interviews featured below.
HealthCall Radio Hour
A family guide to Alzheimer's Care with Teepa Snow
An extended version of the Health Call Radio Hour with Teepa Snow, a noted dementia care specialist and the founder of the Positive Approach to Care. HealthCall's Lee Kelso explores the misconceptions surrounding Alzheimer's and dementia, including how it's more than memory problems, brain changes that affect everything about a person, how dementia ultimately leads to death, and how to handle hostility or frustration by the patient. This is important information for everyone affected by Alzheimer's or dementia. More at www.teepasnow.com www.healthcall.live
Alzheimer's - Diabetes of the Brain Caused by Fructose?
Is high-fructose in our diet leading to Alzheimer's? HealthCall's Lee Kelso explores the possible connection with Richard J. Johnson, M.D., professor of medicine at the Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension, University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus, and the lead author of a study on this topic. The discussion centers around how our bodies may be going wrong in an evolutionary survival mechanism that leads to neurological damage, and how fructose, a form of sugar found in high concentrations in many foods, can contribute to this mechanism. The conversation provides an interesting look at the role of fructose in our diets and its effect on our bodies.
Pharmacist's Guide to Blood Sugar Control
Long before your doctor recommends drugs to fight diabetes, your body is already suffering the consequences of excessive blood sugar. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell, founder of FWCustomRX.com, helps people in this pre-diabetes stage with diets and supplements shown to help. He tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso what numbers matter, and suggests herbal and mineral supplements available over-the-counter known to assist in controlling blood sugar and insulin resistance. Items mentioned are available at www.FWCustomRX.com.
Is Pain Relief Better with A Direct Primary Care Doctor?
When you suffer from pain, getting to your doctor can be a real pain. HealthCall's Lee Kelso looks at how managing pain is different with a doctor offering direct primary care. Dr. Jarrod Wiegman, founder of Indiana Direct Primary Care, explains how this new approach to medicine offers convenience, alternative pain relief therapies and an opportunity to save money on medications, lab tests, and more. Reach Dr. Wiegman at www.indianadirectprimarycare.com Find a DPC doctor near you at https://mapper.dpcfrontier.com/
Understanding Schizophrenia with Clinical Psychologist Lisa Cowley
Clinical psychologist Lisa Cowley tells HealthCall's Lee Kelso what she's learned after 20 years of treating schizophrenia, a condition that affects 1 in 100 people. She explains how it usually presents itself with a gradual shift in behavior leading up to a psychotic break. Cowley dispels myths about the disorder, and provides resources and support for those affected. She also explains the importance of seeking treatment with the right medication and support system. Finally, she sheds light on why people with schizophrenia can be her favorite patients and how to better understand those struggling with the disorder. https://www.drlisacowley.com/ Lisa's Recommended Resources: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12UA_CwbhdohsHBheB_sg-6DaThEBMaoO/view?usp=share_link
Pharmacist's Advice for Thyroid Care
Millions of us have undiagnosed thyroid disorders resulting in symptoms you might never link to an underactive thyroid gland: fatigue, constipation, and weight gain, dry skin, hair loss and more. Pharmacist and clinical nutritionist Gregg Russell explains what happens when there is an imbalance of the thyroid hormones (T3 and T4), how they're regulated and why a custom blend of these hormones can help. He explains how cortisol and liver sluggishness can impact your thyroid health, and touch on the correlations between thyroid disorder and conditions like obesity, PCOS, and inflammation. Plus, we look at nutritional elements that support your thyroid and why Gregg recommends https://fwcustomrx.com/store/product/thyroid-support-with-zinc/ to help your body convert thyroid hormones to a form it can use. WWW.fwcustomrx.com
Aging and Food: Eat Differently As We Age?
What changes should you make at the dinner table as you age? Obesity specialist Dr. Nick Fuller recommends a handful of specific changes to accommodate changes to our digestive system, plus a regular dose of exercise to avoid loss of muscle mass. Learn about Medicare and exercise: https://www.fitsw.com/blog/5-types-of-fitness-programs-covered-under-medicare/ Listen to his podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/9-minutes-to-better-health-with-dr-nick-fuller/id1641218886
No Surprises Act - Are You Safe from Surprise Medical Bills?
The No Surprises Act is supposed to protect consumers from shocking out-of-network medical bills. One year in, how's that working out? HealthCall's Lee Kelso talks with health finance researcher Loren Adler to find out, and explore the impact of big business buying up physician practices. More at https://www.brookings.edu/blog/usc-brookings-schaeffer-on-health-policy/2021/02/04/understanding-the-no-surprises-act/
Forever Chemicals in Makeup, and the Wrinkle Cream Hoax
HealthCall's Lee Kelso explores new reports flagging concerns about endocrine-disrupting "forever" chemicals with dermatologist and author Fayne Frey, MD. She also explains why wrinkle creams will never be a permanent fix, what makes inexpensive moisturizers the best buy, and more. Learn more in her book, The Skin Care Hoax, at www.fryface.com.
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