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What The Health: News & Information To Live Well & Feel Good

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 33 episodes, 16 hours, 9 minutes
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What The Health is a biweekly podcast designed to help put people on a pathway to a happier and healthier life. John Salak and the journalists from WellWell USA will serve up news, insights, and interviews on traditional and alternative health and wellness information. Each episode addresses a different topic that can cover everything from fitness and nutrition to mental health, gut health, lifestyle guidance, body care, men’s and women’s health issues, mature aging, relationships, child development, our connection to nature and pets, and much more. We’ll also offer research-based health hacks to help empower our listeners to take better care of their bodies and mental well-being. Go on. Help yourself feel and live better by listening to What The Health.
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The Straight Poop on IBS with Megan Riehl, Psy.D.

This episode of the What the Health podcast delves into the often stigmatized and under-discussed topic of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), affecting millions globally, including about 45 million Americans. IBS is characterized by recurrent abdominal pain associated with changes in bowel movements, including constipation, diarrhea or a mix of both. With guest expert Dr. Megan Riehl, clinical director of the GI Behavioral Health Program at the University of Michigan and co-author of 'Mind Your Gut: Living Well with IBS,' the conversation illuminates the causes, symptoms, treatment option, and research surrounding IBS. The discussion emphasizes the importance of seeking professional help and the multifactorial nature of IBS causes, including stress, genetic and environmental factors. It also explores the integral role of a multidisciplinary treatment approach involving dieticians, psychologists and potentially physical therapists. It also tackles common misconceptions and highlights the need for greater research and awareness to improve the quality of life for those suffering from IBS.00:30 The Unspoken Reality of IBS01:09 Introducing Dr. Megan Riehl: An IBS Expert01:55 Understanding IBS: Symptoms, Causes and Prevalence05:24 The Impact of Stress and The Pandemic on IBS07:19 Treatment Approaches and the Importance of Professional Help13:09 Exploring the Symptoms and Seeking Diagnosis24:13 Addressing IBS: Behavioral and Dietary Strategies26:27 Mind Your Gut: A Comprehensive Guide to Living Well with IBS29:06 The Future of IBS Research and Combating Misconceptions32:36 Final Thoughts and Health Hacks for IBSDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with Megan Riehl, Psy. D.:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/meganscheible/ Connect with the GI Behavioral Health Program at the University of Michigan:https://www.uofmhealth.org/conditions-treatments/digestive-and-liver-health/gi-behavioral-therapy 
5/23/202435 minutes, 50 seconds
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Stroke-Fighting Strategies with Dr. William “B.J.” Hicks

This episode of What the Health podcast focuses on strokes, their causes, types and advancements in treatment and prevention. Strokes, largely influenced by diet, lifestyle and stress, pose a significant risk, leading to paralysis, speech and movement impairment or even death. Featuring Dr. William “B.J.” Hicks, Vice President of Neurosciences at Ohio Health and a volunteer expert with the American Stroke Association, the discussion explores the mechanics of strokes, the distinction between ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, and the impact of lifestyle choices on stroke risk. Dr. Hicks highlights the critical role of public awareness, healthy behaviors, and timely medical intervention in reducing stroke risks and improving outcomes for stroke patients.00:30 The Alarming Reality of Strokes in America00:56 Advancements in Stroke Treatment and Recovery01:51 Understanding Strokes: Causes, Types and Prevention02:18 Expert Insights: Dr. William “B.J.” Hicks on Stroke Risks and Management05:52 Lifestyle and Health: Key Factors in Stroke Prevention06:52 Addressing Stroke Risks: Smoking and Blood Pressure10:11 The Impact of Social Determinants on Stroke Risks15:52 Exploring Stroke Symptoms, Treatment and Recovery29:14 The Importance of Stroke Awareness and Research39:24 Closing Thoughts and Resources on Stroke PreventionDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with the American Stroke Association:https://www.stroke.org/ Connect with the American Heart Association:https://www.heart.org/ Connect with William “B.J.” Hicks II, MD:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-b-j-hicks-ii-md-a2bb89b9/
5/9/202442 minutes, 21 seconds
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Spotlighting Epilepsy: Challenges & Prospects with Stephen Austin

This episode of What The Health focuses on epilepsy, a disease that, despite affecting tens of millions worldwide, remains under-researched and stigmatized. The guest, Stephen Austin, a board member of Cure Epilepsy, shares his personal experience with epilepsy and discusses the organization's mission to advance research. The conversation covers the difficulties of diagnosing and treating epilepsy due to its varied manifestations, the impact of epilepsy on daily life, including the side effects of medications, and the importance of self-advocacy. The episode also addresses misconceptions about epilepsy, the potential of gene therapy and artificial intelligence in advancing treatment, and the critical need for more public awareness and research funding. Additionally, it highlights how many with epilepsy can lead normal lives thanks to current treatments, with hopes for more significant progress in the near future.00:30 Unveiling the Shadows: Understanding Epilepsy01:52 A Personal Journey: Stephen Austin's Battle with Epilepsy03:46 The Stigma and Misconceptions Surrounding Epilepsy06:18 Living with Epilepsy: Challenges and Coping Mechanisms12:30 The Science of Epilepsy: Causes, Triggers and Treatments25:22 Advancing the Fight: The Future of Epilepsy Research and Support26:15 Joining Forces for a Cure: How You Can Help27:55 Health Hacks and Community Support: Beyond Epilepsy28:27 Closing Thoughts and TakeawaysDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with the Cure Epilepsy:https://cureepilepsy.org/ Connect with Stephen Austin:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/steve-austin-a696245/ 
4/18/202429 minutes, 56 seconds
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Taking A Bite Out of Oral Health with Dr. Erinne Kennedy

In this episode of What The Health, John discusses the widespread issues of dental and oral health in the United States, highlighting the high prevalence of cavities and gum disease among Americans of all ages. An interview featuring Dr. Erinne Kennedy of The American Dental Association delves into the complexities of dental care, including challenges in access and insurance coverage. Dr. Kennedy emphasizes the importance of prevention and personalized care, covering topics such as the benefits of certain toothpaste ingredients, the significance of professional dental visits, and the innovative potential of teledentistry. The conversation also explores the connections between oral health and conditions like diabetes and heart disease, advocating for a comprehensive approach to healthcare that includes dental wellness. The episode concludes with actionable advice on maintaining oral health, underscoring the critical link between oral hygiene and overall physical health.00:31 The Alarming State of Dental Health in America01:55 Expert Insights: Dr. Erinne Kennedy on Oral Health Challenges and Solutions11:43 The Evolution of Dental Care: From Prevention to Person-Centered Approaches20:46 The Impact of Telehealth on Dental and Oral Healthcare24:16 The Cultural Obsession with Perfect Smiles: A Look at Spending24:38 The Beauty of Enamel and Aesthetic Dental Treatments26:39 Personal Oral Health Care: Beyond Brushing and Flossing27:27 Choosing the Right Toothpaste: Ingredients Matter30:32 The Importance of Cleaning Between Your Teeth32:09 Additional Oral Health Tips and Misconceptions36:39 Navigating Dental Care Products and Visits40:29 Oral Health as a Reflection of Overall Well-being42:40 Community Benefits and Dental Health Challenges43:13 Concluding Thoughts on Oral HealthDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with the American Dental Association:https://www.ada.org/ 
4/4/202445 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pointing Out Acupuncture’s Benefits with Dr. Nell Smircina

This episode of the What the Health podcast features an in-depth conversation with Dr. Nell Smircina, a licensed acupuncturist and advocate for the ancient medical practice of acupuncture. The discussion highlights acupuncture’s growing popularity in the U.S., touching on its reported benefits for conditions like pain management, allergies and stress, as well as the safety, effectiveness and misconceptions surrounding the practice. Dr. Nell shares her journey from aspiring surgeon to acupuncturist, emphasizing acupuncture’s role within the larger system of traditional medicine and its potential as an integrative remedy in modern healthcare. The episode also covers the importance of choosing a licensed practitioner and how acupuncture is adapting to contemporary needs, such as through telehealth. Resources for further exploration of acupuncture, its benefits and finding qualified practitioners are shared and included below in the show notes.00:32 Introduction to Acupuncture: Popularity and Questions01:46 Exploring Acupuncture with Dr. Nell Smircina02:32 Dr. Nell's Journey into Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine04:19 Demystifying Acupuncture: Misconceptions and Realities10:07 The Evolution and Efficacy of Acupuncture14:47 Acupuncture's Role in Recovery and Pain Management17:20 Understanding How Acupuncture Works20:54 Integrating Acupuncture with Traditional Medicine25:50 Navigating Licensing and Finding a Qualified Acupuncturist30:24 Closing Thoughts and Resources on AcupunctureDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with the American Society of AcupuncturistsWebsite: https://asacu.org/ Connect with Dr. Nell Smircina:Website: https://drnell.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-nell-smircina-10094267/ Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/drnellofficial/ 
3/21/202433 minutes, 21 seconds
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Mental Health In A Broken World with Dr. Ahona Guha

In today's turbulent world, where societal, political, and environmental challenges seem to abound, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and distressed. In this episode, host John Salak sits down with Dr. Ahona Guha to explore the impact of a broken world on mental health and strategies for coping and thriving amidst adversity.00:32 Introduction: The Broken World We Live In01:17 The Impact of a Broken World on Mental Health01:45 Introducing Our Guest: Dr. Ahona Guha02:37 Dr. Guha's Journey into Mental Health04:13 Understanding the Book: Life Skills for a Broken World05:16 Is the World Really Broken?06:20 The Global Impact of a Broken World08:03 The Role of Mental Health in a Broken World08:23 Understanding the Biopsychosocial Framework09:43 The Challenge of Addressing Societal Impact on Mental Wellbeing17:38 The Importance of Seeking Professional Help19:33 The Misconceptions and Realities of Mental Health23:58 Joining the WellWell-Being Community24:29 Health Hacks for a Broken World25:56 Conclusion: Navigating a Broken WorldDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with Dr. Ahona Guha:Website: https://www.ahonaguha.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drahonaguha/ 
3/7/202426 minutes, 26 seconds
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Heart Disease’s Growing Threat to Women with Harmony Reynolds, MD

In today’s episode of What the Health, John discusses the severity of cardiovascular disease with Dr. Harmony Reynolds, a volunteer for the American Heart Association focused on women's issues in cardiovascular health. They discuss the increasing prevalence of heart disease, particularly among women. Dr. Reynolds emphasizes the importance of recognizing the signs and symptoms of heart disease, as early diagnosis can be critical. Furthermore, she highlights common misconceptions about heart disease in women and provides practical advice on maintaining heart health. The conversation covers the increasing risk due to lifestyle factors like poor diet and lack of exercise. Important insights are shared about countering these factors and promoting heart health.00:30 Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease01:44 The Growing Threat of Heart Disease in Women01:46 Interview with Dr. Harmony Reynolds on Women's Cardiovascular Health02:04 Understanding the Perception of Heart Disease in Women03:24 The Rising Risk of Cardiovascular Disease03:43 The Impact of Lifestyle Choices on Heart Health04:59 The Global Impact of Cardiovascular Disease06:01 The Disproportionate Rise of Heart Disease in Minority Women06:15 The Connection Between Pregnancy and Heart Disease07:50 The Importance of Raising Awareness for Women's Heart Health10:44 The Role of the Medical Community in Heart Health Awareness16:06 Understanding Heart Attack Symptoms and Prevention19:37 The Importance of a Healthy Lifestyle for Heart Health25:42 Addressing Challenges in Raising Heart Health Awareness31:36 Health Hacks and Final ThoughtsDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with the American Heart Association:Website: https://heart.orgWebsite: www.goredforwomen.orgConnect with Dr. Harmony Reynolds:NYU Langone Health Website: https://nyulangone.org/doctors/1285627695/harmony-r-reynolds Connect with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:Website: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/ 
2/22/202434 minutes, 7 seconds
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HIV’s Continuing Threat with Angel Algarin, Assistant Professor

In today’s episode of What the Health, Professor Angel Algarin from Arizona State University discusses the current status of the HIV epidemic. He highlights the urgency of the situation, emphasizing that despite significant advancements in treatments, HIV remains a consequential national and global issue. The virus continues to impact particular sections of the population, including gay and bisexual men and certain racial/ethnic groups disproportionately. The conversation also touches on the persisting, insidious effects of HIV-related stigma and the need for better awareness regarding prevention, testing and treatment. Effective interventions are available, but access disparities persist. Professor Algarin ends with an optimistic outlook, hoping for an escalation in efforts to reach those who need it the most.00:31 Introduction to the Current State of HIV01:30 The Silent Threat of HIV02:20 Interview with Professor Angel Algarin02:52 Understanding HIV Stigma and Misconceptions04:42 The Role of Advocacy in HIV Awareness05:27 The Importance of HIV Testing and Awareness09:34 Addressing HIV Stigma in Different Communities11:47 The Impact of Culture on HIV Perception22:17 The Future of HIV Epidemic26:41 Conclusion and Health HacksDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusaConnect with Angel Algarin:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angel-algarin-8a3b19151  X: https://twitter.com/PHealthAngel Connect with Arizona State University:X: https://twitter.com/ASUResearchInstagram: https://instagram.com/shhlab_asuResources Mentioned in the Episode:Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/  HIV.orgWorld Health Organization: https://www.who.int/  
2/8/202430 minutes, 9 seconds
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Uncovering Thyroid Autoimmune Diseases with Anupam Kotwal, MD

In this What the Health episode, our guest, Dr. Kotwal, discusses the complexities of thyroid conditions and autoimmune diseases. Delving into personalized treatment approaches, long-term management, and common misconceptions, the episode provides valuable insights for listeners. Dr. Kotwal dispels myths, emphasizes individualized care, and shares proactive measures for maintaining thyroid health. Tune in to unravel the intricacies of thyroid well-being with expert guidance from the American Thyroid Association.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights by joining our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:00:30 Introduction to Thyroid and its Importance00:51 Understanding Thyroid Conditions and Autoimmune Diseases01:50 Interview with Dr. Anupam Kotwal on Thyroid Conditions02:29 Understanding the Thyroid Gland and its Relation to Autoimmune Diseases04:36 Exploring the Causes and Dangers of Thyroid Conditions11:55 Demographics and Thyroid Conditions20:21 Treatment and Management of Thyroid Conditions30:09 Misconceptions and Myths about Thyroid Conditions32:41 Preventive Measures and Lifestyle Changes for Thyroid Health35:14 Conclusion, Final Thoughts, and Health HacksDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with The American Thyroid Association:Website: https://www.thyroid.org/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThyroidAssociationInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/amthyroidassn/?hl=enX: https://twitter.com/thyroidfriendsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/american-thyroid-association/Connect with Anupam Kotwal, MD:Bio: https://www.unmc.edu/intmed/divisions/dem/faculty/kotwal.html X: https://twitter.com/DrAKotwal Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
1/25/202437 minutes, 34 seconds
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Waking Up To The Dangers of Sleep Apnea with Dr. Andrew Michael

Welcome to another episode of What the Health. Join our host, John, in an in-depth exploration of sleep apnea—an often overlooked sleep disorder. In conversation with Dr. Andrew Michael Namen, an American Academy of Sleep Medicine expert, they dissect the neurological impact, testing, diagnosis, and treatment options for sleep apnea.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights by joining our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:0:00:30 Introduction to Sleep Apnea0:02:33 Understanding the Prevalence of Sleep Apnea0:02:54 Exploring the Types and Causes of Sleep Apnea0:05:49 The Impact of Sleep Apnea on Health0:13:05 Identifying Sleep Apnea Symptoms0:18:01 Testing and Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea0:22:36 Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea0:29:38 Living with Sleep Apnea: Personal Experiences and Advice0:31:07 Conclusion and Final Thoughts with Health HacksDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Angie Miller:Website: https://www.wakehealth.edu/providers/n/andrew-michael-namen Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
1/11/202432 minutes, 56 seconds
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A New Year’s Resolution To Succeed with Angie Miller

Join hosts John Salak and wellness expert Angie Miller as they unravel the complexities of New Year's resolutions and personal growth. Delving into the allure and challenges of setting resolutions, the conversation emphasizes the need for realistic goal-setting, strategic planning and the role of accountability in achieving sustainable change. Angie's insights highlight the importance of support systems and embracing learning curves while empowering listeners to foster self-belief and redefine success. Tune in for expert guidance on navigating the path to personal wellness.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights by joining our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:0:00:30 Introduction to New Year's Resolutions0:01:32 The Reality of New Year's Resolutions0:02:51 Guest Introduction: Angie Miller: Perspective on New Year's Resolutions0:06:22 The Importance of Support and Strategy0:09:47 The Role of Accountability in Achieving Goals0:16:28 Angie's Personal Experiences with Setting Goals0:22:14 Final Thoughts and Takeaways0:24:19 Health Hacks and ConclusionDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Angie Miller:Website: https://www.angiemillerfitness.com/Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/strong-mind-strong-body/id1539692297 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angiemillerfitness/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angiemillerfitness/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngieMillerFit Connect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
12/28/202326 minutes, 41 seconds
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‘Tis The Season For Depression with Dr. Gregory Scott Brown

Dr. Gregory Scott Brown joins John Salak to unravel the complexities of seasonal depression in this episode of What the Health. They explore how seasonal changes affect mood, energy and behavior, shedding light on the prevalence, risks and remedies for this often underestimated mental health concern. Dr. Brown emphasizes early recognition, self-care strategies and professional intervention as crucial steps in managing seasonal depression.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights by joining our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:0:00:30 Introduction to Seasonal Depression0:01:56 Understanding Seasonal Depression with Dr. Gregory Scott Brown0:02:51 Exploring the Reality of Seasonal Depression0:06:20 Seasonal Depression: Who is at Risk?0:07:19 The Growing Problem of Seasonal Depression0:08:02 Distinguishing Seasonal Depression from Other Types0:09:37 Dealing with Seasonal Depression: Strategies and Remedies0:12:42 Recognizing Seasonal Depression in Others0:13:22 Confronting Seasonal Depression: Self-Awareness and Professional Help0:16:00 Health Hacks: Practical Tips for Managing Seasonal Depression0:17:25 Conclusion: Acknowledging and Addressing Seasonal DepressionDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Dr. Gregory Scott Brown:Website: https://www.gregoryscottbrown.com/ Book: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/the-self-healing-mind-gregory-scott-brown?variant=39727618588706 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregorysbrownmd/?hl=en  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GregorySBrownMD/ Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
12/14/202318 minutes, 14 seconds
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Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease with Dr. Jason Fung

Join Dr. Jason Fung as he unveils the hidden dangers of diabetes, shedding light on its prevalence, misconceptions, and actionable insights for prevention and treatment. Discover the reversibility of Type 2 diabetes through lifestyle changes in this informative episode of What The Health.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights by joining our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:0:00:30 Introduction to the Diabetes Epidemic0:01:32 Misconceptions and Ignorance about Diabetes0:02:49 Introducing the Guest Speaker: Dr. Jason Fung0:07:56 Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes0:11:47 The Rising Prevalence of Diabetes in Younger Populations0:14:47 The Role of Weight and Diet in Diabetes0:16:22 The Medical Profession's Approach to Diabetes0:17:47 The Importance of Diet and Lifestyle in Diabetes Management0:23:44 Demographic Differences in Diabetes0:24:48 Key Takeaways and Closing Remarks0:26:17 Health Hacks: Final Thoughts on DiabetesDon't miss an episode of What The Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Dr. Jason Fung:Website: https://www.thefastingmethod.com/ https://www.doctorjasonfung.com/ Books: https://www.doctorjasonfung.com/books Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjasonfung/ Facebook: https://twitter.com/drjasonfung Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
11/30/202328 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tackling Risks for Student Athletes with Julius Thomas

In this episode of "What the Health," host John Salak engages in a meaningful conversation with former NFL player Julius Thomas. The interview delves into the topics of concussions and mental health challenges in sports, shedding light on the importance of awareness and education in these areas. Julius Thomas shares his insights and experiences as a professional athlete, emphasizing the significance of identifying and addressing the hidden challenges that student-athletes may face. The episode encourages parents, athletes, coaches, and administrators to take charge of recognizing and dealing with these issues, providing guidance on identifying symptoms and seeking professional help when needed. The conversation also highlights the positive impact of sports on physical and mental health while emphasizing the need for a balanced and informed approach to protect the well-being of athletes.Listeners are encouraged to visit Julius Thomas's website, ParentsPlaybook.com, for further information and resources related to youth sports, mental health and performance.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights by joining our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:0:00:30 Introduction to the episode: The Impact of Concussions in Sports0:02:55 Introducing Special Guest: Julius Thomas0:04:58 Julius Thomas' Journey to Pursue a Doctorate0:06:21 The Impact of Sports on Mental Health0:09:35 The Reality of Concussions in Youth Sports0:12:32 The Impact of Concussions in Professional Sports0:17:40 The Importance of Concussion Evaluation0:20:03 Julius Thomas' Personal Experience with Concussions0:25:09 Mental Health Challenges in Sports0:31:51 The Role of Parents and Coaches in Supporting Athletes0:36:03 Julius Thomas' Personal Journey and Reflections0:43:31 Health Hacks:The Importance of Awareness and EducationDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Julius Thomas:Website: https://www.parents-playbook.com/https://www.mastery-development.com/Social Media LinksInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/julius_thomas/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuliusThomas80 Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
11/16/202346 minutes, 57 seconds
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Dracula Always Rises with The Granddaughter of Béla Lugosi

Prepare to explore the hypnotic allure of horror films with special guest Lynne Lugosi-Sparks, the granddaughter of horror film legend Béla Lugosi. Immerse yourself in the captivating narrative of Béla Lugosi's unexpected rise to stardom, his enduring influence and the history of horror films from their genesis in the 1920s to their current stature. Discover the psychological reasons behind our affinity for horror films as Lynne Lugosi-Sparks provides an exclusive insight into how these movies tap into our fascination with fear. Unravel the stories behind iconic classics like "Dracula," and the impact of technological advancements on horror films. Lynne also reveals riveting details about Lugosi Enterprises and offers a sneak peek into the forthcoming book, "Béla Lugosi: The Man Behind the Cape." Whether you're a horror film fan or just intrigued by the genre's intriguing history, this episode promises an enthralling journey.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:0:00:30 Introduction to the episode: Horror Films0:02:27 Interview with Lynne Lugosi Sparks, Granddaughter of Béla Lugosi0:06:51 A brief history of Béla Lugosi's life and career0:14:00 Discussion of the role of horror films and their enduring appeal0:17:09 Inaccuracy of Béla Lugosi in the Ed Wood film0:25:04 Béla Lugosi's roles in various films and the sympathetic elements of classic monsters0:30:32 Discussion about Béla Lugosi's legacy and contribution to the acting profession0:34:43 Wrapping up the discussion 0:36:36 Closing remarks and call to actionDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Lynne Lugosi Sparks:Website: https://belalugosi.com/Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
10/26/202337 minutes, 35 seconds
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Tips For Picking The Perfect Pooch with Heather Mishefske

In this engaging episode of What the Health, we are joined by certified dog trainer Heather Mishefske, owner of Embark, a dog training school. Heather shares her expertise and passion in dog training and pet ownership, shedding light on the emotional, financial, and personal benefits of owning a dog.Whether you are a prospective pet owner, a dog lover, or simply someone interested in understanding canine behavior, this episode offers valuable insights. It encourages listeners to appreciate the profound bond we share with our four-legged companions and provides practical tips on nurturing this bond.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries;0:00:03 Introduction to the Episode: The Benefits of Dog Ownership0:02:52 Interview with Heather Mishefske0:10:51Animal Emotions and Benefits of Pets0:14:02 Choosing the Right Dog Breed0:20:45 Choose the Right Dog Breed0:33:59 Building Confidence and Training for Dogs0:41:56 Wrapping up the discussion with Health Hacks0:43:51 Closing Remarks and Call to ActionDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Heather Mishefske;Website: https://www.embarkdog.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/embarkdog/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embark_dog/?hl=enHeather’s Personal Instagram Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-artuso-563a4469Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
10/12/202343 minutes, 25 seconds
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Food Allergies On The Rise with Dr. Vincent Ho

In this episode of the What the Health podcast, we discuss the rise in food allergies and their impact on individuals. We explore the reasons behind the increase, highlight the seriousness of allergies and address misconceptions. Our expert guest, Dr. Vincent Ho, shares insights on allergies in children and emphasizes the importance of awareness and precautions. Tune in to learn about the connection between allergies and the gut and strategies to protect against allergic reactions. Don't forget to visit WellWellUSA.com for more health news and support the podcast.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries:0:00:31 The Rise of Food Allergies: An Unprecedented Phenomenon0:02:23 Introducing Dr. Vincent Ho: An Expert on Food Allergies0:10:44 The Seriousness of Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis0:15:06 The Rise in Food Allergies And The Hygiene Hypothesis0:23:33 Rise of Adult-Onset Food Allergies and Possible Causes0:25:28 Common Types of Food Allergies0:30:25 Sensible Measures for Alerting Possible Reactions to Food Allergens0:34:16 Sublingual Immunotherapy Shows Promise in Allergy Treatment0:39:03 Dr. Ho's Book: The Healthy Baby Gut Guide0:40:24 Health Hacks - How Do You Protect Yourself From Food AllergiesDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Dr. Vincent Ho:Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gutdrofficial/LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/gutdrBook: The Healthy Baby Gut GuideConnect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
9/28/202342 minutes, 12 seconds
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Saving Lives Through Road Safety

In this What the Health podcast episode, we discuss mobility safety in America with Amy Artuso from the National Safety Council. We highlight the need for car seat education and enforcement, seatbelt usage, and avoiding impaired driving and distractions. We emphasize the importance of prioritizing vulnerable road users' safety and supporting safe driving for teens and new drivers. Visit the National Safety Council's website for resources and information.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries;0:00:31 Americans' love for cars and the high number of drivers0:03:09 Amy's personal journey and focus on child passenger safety0:06:09 Paradox: Increase in traffic fatalities despite advancements in safety0:08:05 The importance of promoting car safety beyond narrow focus0:10:03 Growing awareness and use of car seats for young children0:12:07 Ensuring Correct Seat Belt Fit for Children0:20:22 The Importance of Proper Seatbelt Use0:22:23 Factors Affecting Safety: Impairment, Distraction, and Checklist0:30:19 Technology for Children in Hot Cars and Vehicle Safety0:33:01 Misconceptions and Awareness about Leaving Children in Vehicles0:41:56 Wrapping up the discussion with Health Hacks0:43:51 Closing Remarks and Call to ActionDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with Amy Artuso;Website: nsc.orgLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-artuso-563a4469Additional Resources;Checktoprotect.orgCar Seat Basics E-LearningConnect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
9/14/202344 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Battle Against Bullying

In this eye-opening episode, join host John Salak as he delves into the pervasive issue of bullying in various forms, from classic bullies in history to the rise of modern-day bullying. From schools to workplaces, bullying is a distressing experience that affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. While awareness is growing, so is the severity of the problem. This episode explores the different types of bullying, the profound physical and mental consequences it inflicts, and its tragic link to suicide. Learn how to spot signs of bullying, offer support, and help prevent lasting issues that can carry into adulthood. With valuable insights and strategies, this episode is a must-listen for parents, students, and anyone concerned about the impact of bullying.Take advantage of other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries;[00:00:31]: Introduction to classic bullies from history and movies.[00:01:11]: Dealing with bullies throughout life and the rise of bullying.[00:02:20]: Understanding the seriousness of bullying and its consequences.[00:02:49]: Prevalence of bullying among children, teens, and adults.[00:03:29]: Factors that make individuals vulnerable to bullying.[00:04:03]: Explanation of different types of bullying: verbal, social, physical, and cyber.[00:04:45]: Rise of cyberbullying and its impact on adolescents.[00:05:24]: Physical and mental consequences of bullying, including suicide.[00:06:25]: Lingering effects of bullying into adulthood.[00:08:05]: Health Hack Segment: Strategies for dealing with bullying.[00:10:41]: Closing remarksDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
8/31/202311 minutes, 21 seconds
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Managing A Healthy College Transition with Coach Alissa Cappelleri

In this episode, we provide an insightful guide for students transitioning to college life. Our guest, Alissa Cappelleri from New Frontiers in Learning, discusses the various academic, social and personal challenges that students often encounter during this critical phase. We delve into the anxiety levels students face, the stigma associated with seeking help and the generational differences impacting self-advocacy. Additionally, we highlight the importance of strong support systems within educational institutions and the role advisors play in student success. Towards the end, we offer guidance on how to prepare for college life, emphasizing the importance of establishing a resource matrix and understanding the implications of living independently. Tune in for an enlightening conversation that equips you with the tools for a smoother and more manageable transition to college life.Don't miss out on other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries;0:00:31 College: A Life-Changing Period with New Challenges0:02:36 Introducing Alissa Cappelleri: Expert in College Transition Challenges0:04:32 The Challenges and Consequences of College Transition0:13:09 Challenges faced by students with disabilities and lack of awareness0:15:06 Stigma and support for students facing difficulties0:19:03 Preparing students for challenges and seeking early support0:22:02 Support Services in Colleges and Universities0:28:48 Assessing the Effectiveness of College Disability Support Services0:31:07 Evaluating Support Systems: Face Time with Professionals and Rating Systems0:39:29 Creating a frame of reference for handling challenges in college0:41:34 Health Hacks: Insights on helping students succeed in the college experience0:42:37 Exclusive Discounts on Health and Wellness ProductsDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Connect with Alissa Cappelleri;Website: https://nfil.net/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alissa-cappelleri-743740187Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
8/17/202345 minutes, 42 seconds
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Unlocking The Power of Holistic Nutrition with Casey Weiss

In this engaging episode, we delve deep into the pervasive influence of diet culture and the importance of holistic nutrition. Join us as we discuss with holistic nutritionist Casey Weiss the damaging cycle of insecurity that diet culture can perpetuate, the problematic focus on size, and the significance of personal health goals. We also explore why quick fixes don't work and the vital role of holistic nutrition in maintaining overall health. Moreover, Casey shares her insights on body acceptance, the shortcomings of the traditional medical system, and women's health from a holistic nutrition perspective. Tune in and learn valuable insights that could change your diet, nutrition, and wellness approach.Don't miss out on other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries;(0:00:30) - Introduction to the podcast episode and guest Casey Weiss.(0:04:15) - Discussion on the challenges of diet culture and the weight loss industry.(0:10:00) - Casey Weiss talks about the confusion between diet and nutrition.(0:14:23) - Discussion on the impact of body shaming and diet culture.(0:18:01) - Exploration of the importance of personal health goals beyond just weight.(0:21:32) - Deep dive into the importance of holistic nutrition and its differences from traditional medical care.(0:26:56) - Discussion on holistic nutrition and women's health.(0:33:51) - Discussion on the influence of emotional root causes and past traumas on eating habits.(0:37:53) - Casey shares insights on creating a peaceful eating environment.(0:40:22) - Health hacks for a holistic nutritional approach(0:44:00) - Conclusion of the episode and final thoughtsDon't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.nutrition bundle for the WellWell audience.Let’s Connect:Connect with Casey Weiss;Apply for Private Coaching: https://mailchi.mp/af20b66f875e/nourish-thrive-private-coachingInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/yourcaseforwellness/LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/yourcaseforwellnessLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caseyweiss/Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
7/20/202342 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why Women Should Fast with Megan Ramos

In this enlightening episode, we explore intermittent fasting's benefits for women's health with special guest Megan Ramos, co-founder of "The Fasting Method." Discover the power of intermittent fasting beyond weight loss as Megan debunks misconceptions and shares insights. Learn about different fasting approaches, optimal meal timing, and hormonal balance. Gain valuable guidance on incorporating fasting into your life, addressing concerns for diabetics. Explore the fascinating science of autophagy and its impact on disease prevention and anti-aging. Overcome mental and practical fasting challenges with expert advice.Whether you're a beginner or experienced faster, find practical tips and resources for your intermittent fasting journey. Tune in for an empowering discussion on optimizing women's health through intermittent fasting.Don't miss out on other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries;[00:03:00] - Introduction of Megan Ramos and her personal journey with intermittent fasting.[00:07:45] - Discussion on women's unique challenges with fasting, including hormonal changes and fertility.[00:15:20] - Explanation of how intermittent fasting affects hormones and metabolic health in women.[00:22:10] - Insights into optimal meal timing and fasting strategies for diabetics.[00:26:50] - Debunking the myth that fasting negatively impacts female hormones.[00:30:15] - Exploring the benefits of fasting for disease prevention and autophagy.[00:34:00] - Wrap-up and conclusion of the interview with Megan Ramos.[00:35:00] - Health hacks: tips for starting intermittent fasting, including consulting a doctor and starting slowly.[00:36:00] - Reminder to seek professional guidance for pregnant women, children, and individuals with medical conditions.[00:37:30] - Promotion of Megan Ramos' latest book and contact information for further engagement.Don't miss an episode of What the Health. Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let's Connect:Connect with Megan Ramos;Website: https://www.thefastingmethod.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fastingmethod/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFastingMethodBook: The Essential Guide to Intermittent Fasting for WomenConnect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
7/6/202336 minutes, 43 seconds
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Mobility & Healthy Aging with Suzanne Ausnit

In this episode of What The Health, we explore the benefits of the Feldenkrais Method with special guest Suzanne Ausnit. She is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner with extensive experience in helping people improve their physical and mental well-being through this innovative approach.Join us as we delve into the world of the Feldenkrais Method with Suzanne Ausnit, exploring its potential for unlocking movement capability at any age. Discover how this mind-body approach can enhance physical functioning, alleviate chronic pain, and promote overall well-being.Stay active, keep moving and tap into your body's untapped potential with the Feldenkrais Method!Don't miss out on other health and wellness insights. Join our WellWell-Being community at WellWellUSA.com for exclusive discounts on a wide range of health products and services.Chapter Summaries;[00:00:30] Introduction to the Episode and the Importance of Physical Activity[00:03:51] Introduction to the Guest, Suzanne Ausnit, and Her Expertise in the Feldenkrais Method[00:05:20] Discuss the Mind-Body Connection and How the Feldenkrais Method Enhances Cognitive Function[00:06:48] The Host Asks About the Age Range for Practicing the Feldenkrais Method[00:09:56] Elaborates on the Connection Between Movement, Brain Function and Overall Well-Being[00:11:20] The Differences Between the Feldenkrais Method and Other Exercise Approaches[00:12:55] Discusses the Holistic and Individualized Nature of the Feldenkrais Method[00:14:33] Explanation of the Importance of Slowing Down and Paying Attention to Movement[00:18:47] Highlights the Effectiveness of the Feldenkrais Method in Relieving Chronic Pain[00:20:10] Discussion About the Physical Barriers to Activity as People Age[00:24:00] No Barriers to Practicing the Feldenkrais Method at Any Age and Emphasizes the Need to Slow Down and Pay Attention[00:25:00] Advice on Staying Physically Active[00:26:00] Conclusion of Interview: Suzanne Provides Her Insights and Provides Contact Information for Further Inquiries[00:28:00] Health Hacks for Older Adults to Get Started and Stay Active[00:30:00] Closing RemarksDon't miss an episode of What the Health Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Connect with Suzanne Ausnit;Website: http://www.move2livenow.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suzanneausnit/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063767164070Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
6/22/202330 minutes, 24 seconds
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Learning to Live with Memory Loss with Marianne Sciucco

Discover invaluable insights on addressing mental health challenges in mature adults with our special guest, Marianne Sciucco, a nurse, caregiver, and founder of AlzAuthors. Together, we'll shed light on the potential causes of anxiety, depression, and dementia-related issues and share crucial strategies for supporting those affected and their caregivers.Join us as we explore the complexities of diagnosing Alzheimer's and dementia, battling the stigma attached to mental health conditions, and navigating the financial challenges that arise with a diagnosis. We'll discuss the importance of basic physical exams for older individuals and the hurdles to obtaining an accurate diagnosis. Don't miss this eye-opening conversation with Marianne Sciucco and learn how to be better prepared for the mental health trials of aging.Chapter Summaries;0:00:30 - Understanding Alzheimer's and Dementia0:03:04 - Introduction: John Salak introduces Marianne Sciucco, founder of AlzAuthors0:04:19 - Challenges of Aging and Mental Health 0:06:32 - Marianne explains why she thinks Alzheimer's is growing0:08:35 - Discussion about the factors that can contribute to Alzheimer's0:11:59 - Healthy Habits for Brain Health0:14:29 - Alzheimer's and Dementia Diagnosis0:18:56 - Living With Dementia 0:24:20 - Caregiver Health and Well-Being0:28:05 - Milton’s Discounts: WellWell-Being Community Health Discounts0:28:46 - Health Hacks: Support to Caregivers and Individuals Affected by Alzheimer’sDon't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Connect with Marianne Sciucco;Website: https://alzauthors.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alzauthorsTwitter: https://twitter.com/alzauthorsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlzAuthors/Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
6/8/202331 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Pandemic's Hold On Mental Health with Dr. Liz Nissim-Matheis

Welcome to another episode of What the Health! In this episode, we delve into the pandemic's academic, social, and mental health impacts on young people. Our guest, Dr. Liz, a licensed psychologist, provides valuable insights and guidance for parents in identifying and addressing these challenges. From the effects of virtual learning to the importance of communication and support, we explore how parents can help their children navigate this difficult time and ensure their well-being.Join us in this informative episode as we navigate the complexities of the pandemic's impact on young people's academic, social, and mental health. Gain valuable tips and guidance to support your child during these challenging times.Chapter Summaries;[00:00:30] The Growing Mental Health Crisis Among America's Youth[00:03:49] Exploring the Lingering Impact of the Pandemic on Children's Mental Health [00:08:00] The Impact of Changing Dynamics and the Pandemic on Children's Mental Health[00:09:23] The Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Health and Education[00:11:48] Impact of the Pandemic on Education and Socialization[00:16:38] Promoting Mental Health Awareness and Support in Schools and Families[00:19:35] Navigating the Impact of the Pandemic on Teenagers' Academic and Social Development[00:20:27] Recognizing and Addressing Anxiety in Children and Teens[00:26:55] Navigating the College Transition[00:28:22] Challenges Faced by College Students During the Pandemic[00:33:01] Health Hacks for Parents: Creating a Comfortable Space for Communication[00:34:34] Closing RemarksDon't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Connect with ​​Liz Nissim-Matheis, Ph.D;Website: https://www.psychedconsult.com/Email: [email protected] Number: (973) 400-8371Connect with WellWell USA;Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
5/25/202334 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Risks and Rewards of Adolescent Gaming

Welcome to another episode of What the Health! In this episode, we explore the highly debated topic of the impact of gaming on young people. While critics warn of harmful mental and physical health issues, advocates argue it can ease anxiety, provide social connections, and support cognitive development.Over 90% of American kids and teens play video games, making it crucial to establish guidelines and encourage balance with other activities. We discuss potential dangers, including addiction and poor health, but recent research suggests benefits such as improving mental health and cognitive skills.Join us for practical tips and recommendations for monitoring children's gaming habits and establishing healthy boundaries. Learn about the latest research and the need for ongoing discussion and education.Chapter Summaries;[0:00:30]: The Impact of Gaming on Children and Adolescents: Debates and Discussions[0:01:12]: The Dangers of Excessive Gaming Among Children and Adolescents: A Closer Look at the Research[0:02:35]: The Pros and Cons of Gaming: New Research Sheds Light on the Benefits and Drawbacks for Young People[0:00:30]: Health Hacks: Promoting Well-Being and Managing Excessive GamingDon't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
5/11/20239 minutes, 17 seconds
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Warming Up to Outdoor Fitness

Curious about how to incorporate more physical activity into your daily routine? In this episode of What the Health, we discuss the importance of physical fitness for mental health, injury recovery, pain management, and reducing the risk of health issues. Physical fitness is an ongoing journey that should change with a person's age, condition, and personal goals, which is emphasized in today's episode. The conversation offers various options for outdoor activities that can be done solo, as couples, or as part of a team. These activities range from easy to intense, including walking, hiking, Nordic walking, rock climbing, and more. The podcast also provides exclusive discounts from JumpSport and health hacks for listeners to stay fit and healthy. So grab a friend, family member, or pet and head outside to enjoy the many physical and mental benefits of outdoor activities today!Chapter Summaries;[0:00:30] Leading a Healthier Life: Insights on Fitness and Wellness[0:00:55] Improving Physical Fitness: Benefits, Definition, and Guidelines[0:03:01] The Benefits of Outdoor Physical Activity for Adults of All Ages[0:09:09] Exploring Physical Activities and Health Hacks for Wellbeing[0:10:41] Universal Health Hacks for Staying Active and Involved: Tips for Any Age and ConditionDon't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let's Connect:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
4/27/202312 minutes, 56 seconds
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Getting The Most Out of Your Gym Membership

Looking to lead a healthier life? In this episode, we discuss how a gym membership can help you achieve your fitness goals. We share tips for selecting the right gym, overcoming gym intimidation, and avoiding common gym dangers like overtraining and gym germs. We also provide health hacks for making the most of your gym visits, including setting up a plan, tracking progress, and staying hydrated. Plus, members of the WellWell-Being community can enjoy a special deal from Revgear! Don't let gym intimidation or gym germs hold you back - it's never too late to start working towards a healthier lifestyle.Chapter Summaries[0:00:30]: Jumpstart Your Health and Fitness Goals: Tips for Starting in April[0:01:09]: Maximizing Your Gym Membership: Tips for Choosing the Right Gym and Overcoming Gym Intimidation[0:04:17]: Navigating Gym Intimidation, Trainers, Overtraining, and Germs: A Comprehensive Guide for Fitness Enthusiasts[0:09:04]: Post-Workout Recovery Tips and Health Hacks for Gym-Goers[0:10:57]: Health Hacks for Going to the Gym: Tips and Strategies for SuccessDon't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
4/12/202311 minutes, 59 seconds
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Harms and Benefits of Caffeine

In this episode of What the Health, we explore the world of caffeine, a central nervous system stimulant found in various beverages and foods. While it's a popular ingredient in the diet of many, caffeine's effects on the body can be both positive and negative, depending on individual factors. Caffeine can be a double-edged sword, with both advantages and disadvantages to its consumption. As with any dietary choice, it's essential to be informed and mindful of the caffeine you consume to ensure you're not putting your health at risk. You can enjoy the potential health benefits while avoiding the negative effects by drinking coffee, tea, and other caffeine-containing beverages and foods in moderation. We delve into the pros, cons, and confusion surrounding caffeine, helping our listeners make informed choices about their health.[0:00:00]:  "Exploring the Pros and Cons of Caffeine: A Discussion on the Good, the Bad, and the Confusing"[0:01:29]: Caffeine Consumption: An Overview of Common Foods and Drinks[0:03:24]: Caffeine Content in Popular Beverages and Foods[0:05:11]: "The Dangers and Benefits of Caffeine Consumption"[0:10:32]: Caffeine Consumption: Symptoms of Excessive Intake and Health Hacks[0:12:34]: Health Hacks for Dealing with Caffeine: Natural Energy Boosters for People and Pets[0:13:56:] Natural Energy Boosts to Replace Caffeine[0:15:58]: "The Buzz on Caffeine: Understanding the Pros and Cons of Caffeine Intake"Don't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
3/29/202317 minutes, 45 seconds
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Heart Disease: Understanding The Risk Factors, Symptoms, And Health Hacks For Prevention

Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US, accounting for 24% of annual deaths and costing $230 billion each year? Yikes! And here's another shocker: a study from the University of Texas found that the US also has one of the highest mortality rates among high-income countries regarding heart attacks.But wait, it's not just a problem for men. In fact, 50% of expectant women between the ages of 20 and 44 have poor heart health before becoming pregnant, according to a study from Northwestern University. Unfortunately, women between 18 and 55 who visit an emergency room with chest pains receive less urgent care, have to wait longer, and are less likely to be admitted for observation to diagnose a heart attack.Heart disease can refer to several conditions that affect people of any age, gender, or family history. Risk factors include smoking, poor diet, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, lack of exercise, stress, and even poor dental health.The good news is that we can take steps to reduce the risk of heart disease, like maintaining a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and avoiding smoking and excessive drinking. Let's all work together to protect our heart health and seek proper care and attention when needed.[0:00:30]: Heading: Heart Disease: The Leading Cause of Death in the US[0:02:43]: "Women and Heart Disease: Examining the Gender Disparity in Diagnosis and Treatment"[0:05:04]: Overview of Heart Disease: Causes, Risk Factors, and Complications[0:08:11]: Risk Factors for Heart Disease: A Discussion[0:09:53]: Symptoms of a Heart Attack: What to Look Out For[0:11:41]: Heading: Understanding the Symptoms of Heart Disease and How to Lower Risk[0:13:24]: "Health Hacks to Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease"[0:17:07]: Health Hacks for Heart Health: 30 Tips for a Healthier Heart[0:18:50]: "Tips for Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease"[0:20:07]: "Taking Control of Your Heart Health: Tips for Reducing Risk Factors and Improving Well-Being"Don't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
3/15/202322 minutes, 22 seconds
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Sleeplessness And Insomnia: A Hidden Health Crisis With Deadly Consequences

Are you struggling to get enough sleep? You're not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation and insomnia, which can seriously affect our health and well-being. Women are at a higher risk than men, and losing just one hour of sleep due to daylight savings time can compound the issue. Poor sleep patterns can even be linked to 8% of deaths from any cause.But don't worry; there are things you can do to improve your sleep. The key is to create a healthy sleep environment, reduce stress, and lead a healthy lifestyle. And if you're considering sleep aids, weigh the potential risks and benefits and seek professional help if necessary.Don't let sleeplessness and fatigue hold you back. Take action today to improve your sleep and protect your health.[0:00:30]: The Hidden Health Crisis of Sleep Deprivation: How Lack of Rest is Killing Us[0:02:19]: Impact of Sleep on Everyone’s Lifespan and Common Causes of Insomnia[0:04:14]: Impact of Sleeplessness and Insomnia on Society and Personal Health[0:07:37]: The Impact of Sleep Deprivation and Insomnia on Health and Well-Being[0:09:20]: Sleep Hygiene and Practices: Advice on Using Sleep Aids and Improving Routines[0:10:41]: Tips for Winding Down Before Bedtime[0:13:00]: Tips for Better Sleep: Avoiding Cell Phone Use, Hydrating, and Resolving Conflict Before Bed[0:14:16]: Sleep Hygiene Tips and Health Hacks for a Better Night's Sleep[0:15:45]: Tips for Better Sleep: Weighted Blankets, Hot Showers, Gratitude, and Sleep Logging[0:18:19]: Tips for Improving Sleep Quality and Overcoming InsomniaDon't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
3/15/202320 minutes, 10 seconds
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What the Health - Your Source for Reliable Health and Wellness Information

Welcome to What the Health, your reliable health and wellness information source. In this introductory episode, host John Salak explains the podcast's mission to bridge the information gap in the health and wellness industry. Each episode will focus on a different topic, providing accessible and sourced information on pressing issues. The podcast is not here to replace medical professionals but to empower listeners to make better life choices and relate more effectively to medical professionals. In addition to valuable information, each episode will offer exclusive discounts on related products and services. What the Health is committed to providing balanced and unbiased information and is not here to evangelize or advocate for any particular approach to wellness or healthcare.Overall, What the Health is a must-listen for anyone looking to improve their health and well-being. Tune in for reliable and accessible information on various health and wellness issues.Chapter Summaries;[0:00:31]: Introduction to "What the Health" podcast and its purpose[0:00:57]: What the Health is not a replacement for medical professionals[0:01:16]: Explanation of why What the Health was created[0:01:40]: Information provided by What the Health will come from reliable sources and cover a wide range of health and wellness issues[0:02:04]: Overview of upcoming podcast topics, including heart health, sleep deprivation, fitness, child development, healthy aging, nutrition, and the benefits of pets[0:02:27]: Information presented in each podcast will come from reliable and attributable sources[0:02:44]: Interviews with experts on specific topics will be featured in many podcasts[0:03:00]: Conclusion and encouragement to listen to What the HealthDon't miss an episode of What the Health! Subscribe now on your favorite podcast app to get the latest news and insights on health and wellness issues delivered right to your device.Let’s Connect:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
3/15/20233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Introducing What The Health: News and Insights on Traditional and Alternative Health and Wellness Practices Podcast

Join John Salak, host of What The Health, for biweekly discussions on the latest in traditional and alternative health and wellness information. Each episode features journalists from WellWell who will provide pathways to living a healthier and happier life, covering topics such as fitness, nutrition, mental health, lifestyle guidance, body care, men's and women's health issues, mature aging, relationships, child development, our connection to nature and pets, and much more. We also offer research-based health hacks to help empower our listeners to take better care of their bodies and mental well-being. Stay tuned for exclusive discounts on health and wellness products and services, and visit WellWellUSA.com for more news, insights, and inspiration. Join our WellWell-Being community to access hundreds of service and product discounts from our partners.
2/22/20231 minute, 5 seconds