When Exactly are you Supposed to Eat Anyway?

It's an excellent question, and one who's answer has varied over the years. But it's not just when you eat of course, it's more about what you eat. On this edition of Food Talk For Health, your host, Tonia King, talks with book author Dr. Michael Roizen and Dr. Oz Medical Director Dr. Michael Crupain about their new writing What to Eat When.  They promise it's not a diet book, but rather a guide to meals that could help you look and feel younger, or snacks that prevent diseases.  Based on science, the doctors show how what you eat when can affect your health, your energy, your sex life, your waistline, your attitude, and the way you age.

Case in point: What if eating two cups of blueberries a day could prevent cancer? If drinking a kale-infused smoothie could counteract missing an hour's worth of sleep? When is the right time of day to eat that chocolate chip cookie? And would you actually drink that glass of water if it meant skipping the gym?

What to Eat When discusses the following:
  • How food moves through our body
  • The science and benefits of intermittent fasting
  • How to nudge ourselves into eating habits that allow our body to work most efficiently
  • The 5 foods you probably aren’t eating but should
  • How their 31day Plan of Action can help us improve our food choices
In WHAT TO EAT WHEN, a groundbreaking new book about the science of nutrition timing, Drs. Roizen and Crupain show us how the food choices we make each day—and when we make them—can affect our health, energy, sex life, waistline, attitude, and the way we age. Using the latest research and their decades of experience, the doctors explain What and when to eat during the 24-hour cycle of life and What to eat when our body, mood, and circumstances change. The result: better health, weight loss, and the ability to use food to prevent disease (and in some cases, reverse it).

Dr. Roizen, the chief wellness officer of the Cleveland Clinic, and Dr. Crupain, take us through easy-to-remember guidelines on how to adjust our diet to maximize our biological rhythms and offer 30 short chapters on situational eating that guide us on how to eat, for example:

  • When we’re stressed or anxious
  • When we’re tired or hangry
  • When we’re exercising
  • When we have a family history of heart disease
  • When we have digestive distress
  • When we have a family history of cancer

Fighting the Flu

It's back! And this season it could be stronger than ever. On this edition of Food Talk for Health, we join the battle against the flu, and we've brought some pretty powerful ammunition! But it's not what you expect, we're setting the clock back...all the way to medieval times.  Back in the Middle Ages, people fought things like bubonic plague and leprosy. In those times, mankind made some important discoveries about how to fight illness, and there's someone who's making sure those ancient, yet effective, treatments aren't forgotten.
Sherry Torkos

On the show, Tonia talks with Sherry Torkos, a holistic pharmacist and author of more than a dozen books on natural healing. She says colloidal silver, mint and turmeric are as effective today, as they were back in the 15th Century, at fighting flu, stomach aches, pains and wounds. Learn more about these remedies, as we go back to the future!

The flu pandemic is real, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say last year, an estimated 80,000 Americans died from the flu, and more than 23,000 passed away from superbugs. It's a problem, and it's something Sherry takes very seriously. Learn more on Food Talk for Health.

Disease Prevention Through Good Eating

On this edition of Food Talk for Health, Tonia speaks with Dr. Robert Zembroski, but we'll call him Dr. Z. He's the author of Rebuild, as well as a medicine specialist and clinical nutritionist. He wrote Rebuild after a battle with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, which included having a five-inch tumor removed from his chest. This experience caused Dr. Z to commit to rebuilding himself from the devastating Chemotherapy, by creating a "roadmap" of diet and exercise. Readers of rebuild will learn the same lessons to increase their health and wellness. REBUILD provides simple yet proven guidelines to ensure what you eat, how you exercise and manage other aspects of your lifestyle, contribute to your personal recovery and level of health you want to achieve. Dr. Z’s advice is radically practical: no fads and no extremes, just sound, actionable strategies rooted in real science. Leveraging cutting-edge research in epigenetics and the root causes of chronic illness, REBUILD can help you prevent disease and recover from cancer, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease, or other chronic health issues.

Dr. Z is a physician, specialist in functional medicine, board-certified chiropractic neurologist, and clinical nutritionist with 24 years of experience in rebuilding people from chronic health issues and disease back to excellent health. Dr. Z is committed to providing you answers in a confusing world of medical opinions and poor results. He is the founder of the Cancer Victor Protocol®, and Director of the Darien Center for Functional Medicine in Darien, Connecticut.

Autoimmune Disease and You

On this edition of Food Talk for Health, we look at some of the possible triggers of Autoimmune Disease, and some of the lingering mysteries that might lead to its onset. Dr. Chad Larson joined host Tonia King to try and clear up some of the confusion regarding the disorder. Dr. Larson, who is a consultant for Cyrex Laboratories says there's a lot of work still to be done, and it's not a simple matter of A vs. B. In fact, there's over 100 types of autoimmune diseases that have been identified. They affect tens of millions of people in the United States alone. A number of environmental triggers may cause the illness.  They include:

  • Dietary proteins – Each person has their own unique body chemistry and digestive function. Sensitivities to different foods can not only bother one’s digestive tract but can also trigger an autoimmune-related response. While each of us may react differently to different foods, there are some proteins that are more likely than others to present symptoms of autoimmune response, such as gluten (a wheat protein).
  • Chemicals – When thinking of the health risks associated with excessive chemical exposure, many of us are quick to think of cancer. However, the loss of immune tolerance associated with toxic-chemical exposure can also lead to autoimmune reactivity. Environmental toxins are believed by many healthcare professionals to be the leading cause of autoimmune disease. Over 80,000 chemicals have been introduced into our society since 1900, and only 550 have been tested for safety. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), about 2.5 billion pounds of toxic chemicals are released yearly by large industrial facilities.
  • Heavy metals – Cadmium, lead and mercury are known to have strong associations with autoimmune reactivity. However, studies have shown mercury to be the worst. The EPA also reports that six million pounds of mercury are poured into our air every year.
  • Bacteria, viruses and other pathogens – Repeated exposure to bacteria and viruses wears on our immune system. For some, that hard-working immune system can turn on its own body and mistake its own healthy cells for harmful ones, thus attacking them and leading to autoimmunity.
  • Stress and other factors – Levels of stress-related illness are higher than ever. Both physical and emotional stresses weaken our immune system, allowing the body to develop a variety of illnesses. Stress is also known to trigger and intensify autoimmune-related disorders.

Identifying potential dietary, chemical or other environmental triggers to your individual immune reactivity is key. Cyrex Laboratories, a clinical laboratory specializing in advanced, innovative testing designed to detect food sensitivities and monitor autoimmune reactivities and their possible triggers, offers the Array 10 – Multiple Food Immune Reactivity Screen – to evaluate immune reactions to foods, raw and/or modified, food enzymes, lectins and artificial food additives, including meat glue, colorings and gums. This helps with early detection of dietary-related triggers of autoimmune reactivity. The Array 11 – Chemical Immune Reactivity Screen – identifies the loss of immune intolerance associated with toxic chemicals exposure, which may lead to autoimmune reactivity.
We are exposed to environmental toxins and bacteria through the food we eat, the air we breathe and the water we drink. If you have symptoms that you believe could be related to autoimmune reactivity, speak with a healthcare professional to determine if testing might be an option for you. We learn more and more about the causes and impact of autoimmune disease every day, so determining any triggers you may have can set you on a path toward a much healthier, happier quality of life. 

#Cure Me

We all hurt. There's not a single human being who doesn't feel pain, but sometimes the question why hurt can be more mystifying and annoying than the actual pain itself. Enter America's Pain Detective, Dr. Mitchell A. Cohn, DO, who's out with the new book #CureMe -Stories of real people finding relief from chronic pain.  On this edition of Food Talk for Health Tonia talks with Dr. Cohn about Americans who find themselves suffering from chronic pain, how the so-called "Opioid Crisis has helped bring us to this crossroads we now find ourselves in.

Tonia discovered, through her discussion with Dr. Cohn that  innovation in real pain resolution has been stymied, why it has undergone no real changes since the inception of modern pain management
by anesthesiologists. Through his book, Dr. Cohn provides those suffering from chronic pain  with encouragement and tools to seek out real pain cures without dependence upon medications like opioids.
Find out more:

Twitter: @AmPainDetective
My training, like that of all Osteopathic Physicians, encompasses the full range of medical science, pharmacology, and surgery. I have, however, always been drawn to manual medicine, the art and science of using touch to diagnose and treat health problems, especially muscular and skeletal disorders. This Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) has been likened by my patients to a form of ‘Super-chiropractic’ – super because OMM is more all-encompassing, not just focused on the spine, and is the product of training in ALL areas of medicine and surgery.
Since we DO’s can do anything MD’s can do and a great deal more regarding manipulation than many chiropractors, I call us the ‘Elite, Complete Physicians.’