Dr. Goel recently joined Tonia on the show to talk about the benefits of using turmeric as a daily supplement and in cooking.

Ajay Goel, PhD, Director of Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention, and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center, is at the forefront of the latest research on the use of curcumin for the prevention and treatment of cancer, especially colon cancer.
Colon cancer can take decades to progress, but for men and women in the U.S. it remains the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths. A beautiful yellow compound extracted from turmeric, curcumin, has become a gold standard for the natural treatment of many chronic health conditions, including colon cancer. Not only can curcumin help prevent cancerous mutations to our cells, but in the fight against cancer it has been shown to make conventional treatments, like chemotherapy, work better with less adverse effects.
Dr. Goel’s research has also shown how curcumin targets cancer stem cells, disrupts cancer cell communication, and triggers cancer cell death. They’ve even found a way to turn ON the gene that suppresses cancer tumor growth.

Ajay Goel, PhD, Director of Epigenetics, Cancer Prevention, and Cancer Genomics at Baylor University Medical Center, has spent 20 years researching cancer and has been the lead author or contributor to over 150 scientific articles published in peer reviewed international journals. He is one of the world's leading researchers on curcumin and colon cancer and is currently researching the prevention of gastrointestinal cancers using integrative and alternative approaches, including botanical products. Two of the primary botanicals he is investigating are curcumin (from turmeric) and boswellia.

Meet The Herbal Pharmacist

But, actually David Foreman prefers the term "Natural Pharmacist.  He stopped by Food Talk For Health with Tonia King to talk more about what it is he actually does.  First and foremost, David told Tonia he understands pharmacology, since he is by training, an actual pharmacist.  That gives him a unique insight into what various supplements actually accomplish with your body.  As for what he tells people to eat, David says whole foods, like fruits, vegetables and nuts are key.  But a key difference between him and many other nutritionists, is that David is NOT a vegetarian.  He says lean proteins are the best way to go, things like chicken and fish, that contain a lot of vital protein.


One interesting insight that Tonia discussed with David, is the issue of disease and obesity here in the United States.  David does think a big reason for it, is because convenience foods, which are arguably the most accessible foods, are simply not very good for you. A big reason for that, David argues, is
the wrong perception of cost.  He thinks people tend to gravitate toward processed foods because they believe they're cheaper.  But David told Tonia that in-season fruits and vegetables can be just as cost effective if you buy them at the right time, which is to say right before they expire.

Yet, that doesn't mean you have to eat clean food all the time. David readily admits, when he goes to a ballgame or travels, he goes right ahead and orders a hot dog or a beer!  But the key, he doesn't do it every day. For those who have health problems, he thinks it's more of an issue.

Carbs and starch can be an enemy to your body, but David says, that by following a few simple steps, you can really reduce the negative impact on your body.  David gave Tonia a few examples.

Rice-For every cup of rice you cook, use 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, put the rice with coconut oil in a refrigerator for 12 hours and reheat.  It decreases the calorie count by 60-percent.  The reason, it makes it more resistant to digestion

Bread-Freeze it, then put it directly in the toaster, you can lower the glycemic score.

Pizza and Pasta-Before you eat it, take a Phase 2 supplement, which is made of white kidney bean extract.  It acts as a starch blocker.  It will block up to 60-percent of the starch from being digested.


Joining Tonia on the show is Dr. Richard Jacoby.



The Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s, Cancer, Autism and More

Most people know sugar and carbohydrates aren’t good for us – but many don’t realize exactly how bad they are, or that they are the two leading causes of our current public health crisis. 

Dr. Richard Jacoby is a top peripheral nerve surgeon who realized that when too much sugar is in the blood, it causes nerve compression and inflammation that leads to a number of chronic diseases.  He lays out the situation in his new book, SUGAR CRUSH (Harper Wave, January 2016), which highlights the link between sugar and a number of conditions from cancer to Alzheimer’s.  Dr. Jacoby then shows how to better understand the affect of sugar on your health, where hidden sugar and carbs are coming from, and how to cut these poisons out of your life.  

DR. RICHARD JACOBY is one of the country’s leading peripheral nerve surgeons.  He practices in Scottsdale, AZ and specializes in the treatment of peripheral neuropathy.  He is also one of the cofounders of the Scottsdale healthcare Wound Management Center, a diplomat of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, and a member of the American Podiatry Association, the Arizona Podiatry Association, and the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons.  


Tonia talks with Dr. Fuhrman about his new book

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to live the rest of your life in pain or on medication.
You can reverse diseasereduce high blood pressurelose unwanted weightlower your cholesterol levelsprevent heart disease andcancer, and improve your health — all without relying on drugs and fad diets. The importance of good nutrition is emphasized in Dr. Fuhrman's Nutritarian dietary program.
Nutritarian Handbook cover
Dr. Fuhrman offers advanced nutritional advice based on sound scientific research. Learn the basics of a Nutritarian lifestyle inDr. Fuhrman’s Nutritarian Handbook and ANDI Food Scoring Guide.

Dr. Fuhrman is the father of Nutritarian eating. His health (longevity) equation H = N/C, (healthy life expectancy is proportional to lifetime intake of micronutrient diversity and quantity per calorie) has interested scientists the world over. As an advocate of diets rich in a vast array of plant micronutrients per calorie, his ANDI scoring system (featured in Whole Foods Market), has directed millions of consumers to eat an anti-cancer diet-style. Visit

“Dr. Fuhrman lays out the science of ending and reversing heart disease using the most powerful drug on the planet: food. A whole-food, predominately plant-based diet works faster and better—and is cheaper—than any currently available treatments to prevent and reverse heart disease. Dr. Fuhrman cuts through noise and provides a clear path to health for millions. If you have a heart, read this book!”
Mark Hyman, M.D.New York Times bestselling author and director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, New York Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows including The Dr. Oz ShowThe Today ShowGood Morning America, and Live with Kelly and Michael. Dr. Fuhrman’s own hugely successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health and Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution,and his latest show, End Dieting Forever,bring nutritional science to homes all across America.

Dr. Michael Ozner, MD

Dr. Ozner joined Tonia on Food Talk For Health and talked about his latest book, The Complete Mediterranean Diet.



Enjoy a Mediterranean Diet and 
Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease

Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer – all diseases that have been scientifically linked to diet –are at an all-time high. “But there’s a way to prevent and fight these diseases that has been successful for millions of people for thousands of years,” says Dr. Michael Ozner, one of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention.

His book, the Complete Mediterranean Diet, offers the traditional Mediterranean diet, clinically proven to reduce your risk of heart disease and other debilitating diseases. It’s simple. The main components include whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, legumes, fish, olive oil, and red wine (in moderation). With over 500 recipes, the book shows you how and why to change your diet for a longer, healthier, happier life. 

 Michael Ozner, MD, FACC, FAHA, is one of America’s leading advocates for heart disease prevention. Dr. Ozner is a board-certified cardiologist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and of the American Heart Association, Medical Director of Wellness & Prevention at Baptist Health South Florida and a well-known regional and national speaker in the field of preventive cardiology. He is also the Symposium Director for “Cardiovascular Disease Prevention,” an annual international meeting highlighting advances in preventive cardiology and dedicated to treatment and prevention of heart attack and stroke. Dr. Ozner has frequently appeared in the print, radio and television media including The New York Times, NPR radio and CBS News. He was the recipient of the 2008 American Heart Association Humanitarian Award and has been elected to Top Cardiologists in America by the Consumer Council of America. Dr. Ozner is also the author of The Great American Heart Hoax, Heart Attack Proof and The Complete Mediterranean Diet.

Prebiotics and Probiotics

Tonia talks with Dr. Pamela Nathan - Good Gut Solutions Team Member, Homeopathic Physician and Health Center Director

With over 40 years of successful experience in helping clients maintain healthy guts and heal from digestive conditions such as IBS, Leaky Gut, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, and more, Perfect Pass Founder Dr. Pamela Nathan is dedicated to bringing greater well being too all that encounter her and her products.

Her pioneering gut ecology products, Perfect Pass Prebiotics and Probiotics, were created in response to the most recent research from the hallmark Human Microbiome Project and are changing the way the world understands health.

Listen to the interview. 

Visit the Good Gut Solutions web site.


Tonia talks with 
Politico Senior Food Policy Reporter, Helena Bottemiller Evich.
Helena Bottemiller Evich


The FDA issued a final decision Tuesday that gives the food industry three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fat, which are still used in a wide variety of products from microwave popcorn to cake frosting.

The FDA’s final ruling gives the food industry until June 2018 to stop using partially hydrogenated oils and shift to only very limited uses that are proven to be safe. The decision does not apply to naturally occurring trans fat found in small amounts in some dairy and meat products, but is aimed at the artificial or industrial trans fat added to processed foods.

The local bans set the precedent for FDA’s move, but the federal government’s decision has much broader implications, especially if it can be interpreted to mean there is no safe level of trans fat, said Michael Reese, an attorney and partner at Reese LLP, a firm that regularly sues food companies for misleading consumers.
FDA’s ruling on trans fat is likely to change the legal landscape and “really open up the floodgates on strict liability claims,” he said

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Excerpts reprinted with permission from Politico