Episode #1: A NEW HEALTHCARE MODEL
(Original Air Date: Jan. 7, 2014)
Instead of focusing so heavily on dis-ease and how to manage symptoms with a pill, it’s time we change our healthcare model and refocus our efforts on true preventative medicine.
Your Wellness Expert is teaching people how to transform their diet and lifestyle into health-promoting habits which add health and wellness everyday. The old healthcare system is outdated, for example: permitting individuals to sit by and wait for a dis-ease to develop, only then going to seek professional solutions and discovering its too late to do anything about it. This is N wellness. Preventative medicine allows our diets and lifestyles to become our source of health, and therefore we avoid chronic conditions altogether.
Wellness is about having health physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is about recognizing that we are all interconnected and by taking care of ourselves, we take care of each other, and the earth we live on. Taking responsibility for our actions starts today. Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #2: REAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE PRE-DIABETES AND DIABETES CRISIS
(Original Air Date: Jan. 14, 2014)
Why are diabetes and pre-diabetes one of the most devastating healthcare crises of the modern world? Because they are the result of our modern lifestyle. Blood sugar imbalances are extremely destructive to the body and cause damage to multiple organ systems, ultimately leading to permanent destruction. Even on medications to control blood sugar, the damage still occurs, hence the reason this disease contributes to seven of the top ten causes of death, being #7 itself, and the main contributor to heart disease. It is considered that Type 2 Diabetes is nearly 80% preventable, and that is a conservative measurement. Learn how natural medicine, diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle habits really are at the heart of not only preventing Type 2 Diabetes but treating it as well! You don’t want to miss this Wellness Radio episode. Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #3: DOES YOUR DIGESTIVE SYSTEM HAVE YOU ALL UPSET?
(Original Air Date: Jan. 21, 2014)
Digestive symptoms and conditions are extremely common. From reflux and belching; to indigestion, gas, and bloating; to IBS, IBD, Celiac and other chronic conditions. Why are these symptoms so common? Well the digestive system is very sensitive, and is tightly regulated because it is one of our main barriers, along with our skin, from the outside world. The digestive system has multiple jobs including breaking down food, absorbing key nutrients, protecting the body from microbes, getting rid of waste, and keeping us hydrated. It also has to maintain a delicate balance of living organisms, known as probiotics, which promotes health. The digestive system is prone to being thrown off by emotional factors, stressful lifestyles, partaking in poor quality food and drinks, and poor dietary habits like eating too much, too late or too often. Learn what natural medicine can help you do to help calm your digestive system, and ease those constant pains. Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #4: FOODS THAT HEAL AND FOODS THAT KILL
(Original Air Date: Jan. 28, 2014)
Food is what keeps us going, literally. If you didn’t eat food, you would starve and die. We all know that intellectually. Yet few of us realize the true power of food, as it also has the capacity to help us thrive! Instead of just getting by in our health journey, we could actually be thriving and preventing chronic disease with our diet. Remember, diet is what you eat, not something you go on. Based on the choices we make with our diet, we are either adding to or taking from our health bank account. The industrial revolution brought with it the unfortunate disaster of packaged foods and agricultural changes, which favored growing a lot of only a small number of crops. This has left our food system damaged. Do you know where your food comes from and what it is made of? Learn about where food comes from, what mainstream agriculture practices are doing to our food supply and how you can reclaim your health through your diet! Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #5: STRESS AND ITS AFFECT ON HEALTH
(Original Air Date: Feb. 4, 2014)
Is stress ruining your life?
Stress is a normal response. It even serves a purpose: increases our heartbeat, improves oxygen flow to muscles and lungs and allows us to stay focused in the short-term. However, over the long-term, chronic stress can raise blood pressure, increase fatigue, raise blood sugar, imbalance hormones, and so much more. Is your stress response ruining your life? Learn the science behind stress and some easy tools you can incorporate into your daily lifestyle routine to improve your stress response – and decrease your risk of disease.
Are you ready to Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #6: ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE
(Original Air Date: Feb. 11, 2014)
It is becoming increasingly common for complex medical cases to show up in the office. Since everything affects our overall state of health, how much is your environment adding to or taking from your health bank account? The routine use of pesticides, heavy metals and solvents in our everyday life as well as electromagnetic radiation, from wireless devices, may be contributing to disease. Chronic disease is on the rise and conditions such as Autism and ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, unexplained nervous system conditions, Alzheimer’s, and autoimmune diseases are becoming more and more common. Tune in to find out what your environment has to do with your health and what you can do about it. Reclaim Your Health!
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Episode #7: THYROID HEALTH AND COMMONLY MISDIAGNOSED CONDITIONS
(Original Air Date: Feb. 18, 2014)
Thyroid issues are increasingly common, and the symptoms can look like many other conditions. Even though Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the most common type of hypothyroid disease in developed countries, conventional medicine rarely tests for this condition. And, this condition is actually an autoimmune condition, so the treatment would be different than just an underactive thyroid treatment. What could you be missing out on in your treatment plan if you knew you had an autoimmune condition in addition to a thyroid condition? A lot! Tune in to learn about what tests would be best to get run and what you can do to help your thyroid gland. Whether you have an underactive or overactive thyroid gland, natural treatment is possible. Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #8: WOMEN’S HEALTH THROUGH THE YEARS – MENARCHE TO MENOPAUSE
(Original Air Date: Feb. 25, 2014)
Women experience life through many cycles. We will explore what it takes to live as healthy as can be as a woman, from menarche to fertility to menopause. Within each of these life cycles, there are many conditions which can be healed and optimized with natural medicine; including PMS, dysmenorrhea, infertility, fibroids, cysts, endometriosis, PCOS, and symptoms of menopause. A healthy diet, coupled with health promoting lifestyle habits goes a tremendous way in laying the foundation of curing common symptoms many women experience. Tune in to learn more about what you can do as a woman to optimize your health and live a more fulfilled life; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #9: HEART DISEASE AND CHOLESTEROL MYTHS
(Original Air Date: Mar. 4, 2014)
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 cause of death in America. We have long tried to blame this on cholesterol. Yet the cholesterol medications that nearly every patient is on don’t seem to be doing much to remove this as the top cause of death. Does the benefit of statin medications really have to do with cholesterol? It may be because statins also reduce inflammation, as well as deplete the body of other necessary nutrients. Some good with some bad! Looking at more than just cholesterol labs can give you a lot of information about independent risk factors for heart disease. Why is this still the number one cause of death? What are we overlooking by narrowing down treatment to cholesterol lowering? How can you effectively lower your risk of heart disease naturally? Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #10: PREGNANCY – PRECONCEPTION THROUGH POSTPARTUM
(Original Air Date: Mar. 11, 2014)
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Episode #11: DETOXIFICATION FOR HEALTH
(Original Air Date: Mar. 18, 2014)
We live in a very toxic world. Our bodies not only have to contend with the natural waste that is made on a daily basis from cellular reactions; but also the massive amounts of toxins, chemicals and pollutants in our environment. It doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom though, and there is a lot you can do about it. In this week’s show we will be talking about what it means to do a detox that supports the body’s natural detox processes. We will be addressing how a detox is something your body does constantly and how to support that through your daily dietary and lifestyle habits. We will discuss the best ways to get started on a detox and what the difference is between a good and a bad detox. And lastly we will address how to make a detox work for you long after the detox is over. Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #12: OVERCOMING ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND OTHER PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS
(Original Air Date: Mar. 25, 2014)
Depression is one of the most common reasons for someone to be on a pharmaceutical. Other conditions including anxiety, irritability, OCD, bipolar disorder and more are all manifestations of disease within the psycho-emotional part of ourselves. It is not surprising that we also live in a very individualized, ego centered society promoting disconnection from one another, constantly pushing us to do better and be more, while feeling overly stressed, leading us to ultimately making poor dietary and lifestyle choices. Those individuals who suffer with such conditions can find help naturally and benefit the most from addressing the true causes to why they experience these mental and emotional setbacks in their life. Tune in to learn more. Reclaim Your Health!
Episode #13: LIVING THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS
(Original Air Date: Apr. 1, 2014)
It is often hard these days to find people who are truly chasing their dreams, and even fewer who are living them. Did you know that your state of mind determines your actions in your everyday life? Individuals, who more regularly believe they can achieve success, will in fact go on to achieve success. When you have an idea and believe in your idea or dream, you can move mountains. If however, you don’t have the mental stamina to back up your idea or dreams, they are nothing but that, ideas and dreams. How can you become stronger mentally to really live the life you are destined to live? On today’s show, Darrell Foster will be discussing his newly released book “Breathe: Your Choices Determine Your Success.” We will be discussing what it means to really live from a place of choice and perseverance, even when the odds may be stacked against you. Reclaim Your Health!
Your Wellness Expert,
Dr. Maggie Luther