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  • You CAN Overcome Thyroid Dysfunction
    Your thyroid is considered your "master metabolism gland" because it is intimately connected to every bodily function.If you're experiencing any of the following symptoms, the problem could be your thyroid: mood swings brain fog depression digestive issues insomnia hair loss inability to lose weight Your thyroid is considered your "master metabolism gland" because it is intimately connected to every bodily function.The first step in reversing autoimmune conditions, including thyroid issues, is to heal your gut. Eat lean, organic, pasture-raised, hormone-free meat and other animal products, as well as organic produce. Avoid endocrine-disrupting ingredients and compounds. Make sure you're getting quality sleep because that is when your hormones sync up and your body heals as a whole.Listen in as Amy Myers, MD joins Dr. David Friedman to discuss all things thyroid, including solutions and tips from her book, The Thyroid Connection.  
  • How to Survive Temper Tantrums
    Learn how to survive the dreaded temper tantrum.It’s your worst nightmare. Your child throws a tantrum in a public place. You’re stressed out and are ready to have a tantrum of your own.How can you deal?The most difficult -- yet most important -- thing to do is to ignore your child during the temper tantrum. See if the tantrum dies down.If that doesn’t work, divert your child’s attention. Remove him from the environment. This may be tough because you’re pressed for time and are in a public place for a purpose. Leaving that environment shows him that you mean business.You may have to physically move your child. There could be thrashing and resistance. Try hugging him to calm him down. Talking to him might not work until he is calm.Don’t make false promises or threats. Uphold your rewards and consequences so your child knows your promises have integrity.Maintain your composure. Enlist the help of your spouse or partner. Make sure you’re both on the same page with rewards and consequences.The good news is that kids tend to outgrow the tantrum phase. If the tantrums are greatly stressful for you as a parent, speak with a professional.Listen as Dr. Naveen Mehrotra joins Melanie Cole, MS, to advise on dealing with temper tantrums in this encore episode from March 2017.
  • EP 1139B - Conquering Glaucoma and How to Treat it
    What is Glaucoma? How can it be treated?WHAT IS GLAUCOMA and how can you treat it?Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in African Americans and people from the Caribbean, and the simple way to prevent the devastating effects of glaucoma is to maintain regular eye visits.“Eyesight or human vision is one of the most important senses,” Dr. Laroche said. “By protecting the eyes, people will reduce the chance of blindness and vision loss while also staying on top of any developing eye diseases, such as glaucoma and cataracts.”Dr. Laroche is a glaucoma specialist who takes patient education seriously. He wants people to be aware that glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration and retinopathy can begin to surface between the ages of 40 and 70, and that any vision changes should be evaluated by your eye doctor immediately.“Over time, these diseases can lead to blindness, so it’s best to address them as soon as possible,” said Dr. Laroche. “We have new treatments with earlier surgical options that can help preserve (or restore) their vision with faster recovery times.”What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disease of the eye characterized by three components:1) Damage and loss of the retinal ganglions cells and optic nerve described as cupping2) Loss of visual field3) Usually increased eye pressure (pressure may be normal at times)Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness in the world today. There are over three million people with glaucoma in the United States today and over 1 million do not even know it. There are over 80,000 people that go blind from glaucoma every year. It is the leading cause of preventable blindness in African-Americans and people from the Caribbean.People at risk for glaucoma include the elderly, blacks, and people with elevated eye pressure primary relatives with glaucoma, persons with high myopia, high hyperopia, history of eye trauma, and diabetes. Blindness from glaucoma is insidious. In most cases, there is no pain, and the loss of vision occurs slowly from peripheral to central. The central reading vision is not affected until the end thus most people do not realize it until they have lost a substantial amount of their peripheral vision. In low or normal pressure glaucoma the central vision may be affected first.In many cases, glaucoma optic nerve damage occurs from high eye pressure. Nerve damage can usually be stopped or slowed by lowering the eye pressure. Most glaucoma treatment, with medicines, laser, or conventional surgery, is designed only to lower the eye pressure. Some eyes with glaucoma optic nerve damage continue to deteriorate despite having the lowest possible eye pressures. It is not known why this happens. Intensive research around the world is now directed at understanding the cause of the damage in these patients and to develop new treatments to preserve the optic nerve.Many different eye disorders cause high eye pressure. After measuring the eye pressure, your ophthalmologist attempts to determine the cause of the elevation. Nearly always, some form of “clogging” or blockage of the drainage of internal fluid within the eye (aqueous humor) causes increased eye pressure. Since the eye continually produces this fluid, obstruction of the drainage causes the eye pressure to increase. Almost any eye disorder associated with aging, inflammation, bleeding, injury, tumor or even birth defects can raise the eye pressure. However, in most cases of glaucoma, the eye has no specific abnormality and is said to have primary open-angle glaucoma. In other cases, the eye may be unusually small or exhibit other minor shape abnormalities that cause closed-angle glaucoma. In closed-angle glaucoma, the drainage system is totally blocked instead of just being clogged. At least fifty different mechanisms have been described that can raise the eye pressure, but all produce similar damage of the optic nerve. All methods of treatment are designed to lower the eye pressure to a level that will prevent further optic nerve damage.
  • What to Do Next: Taking Your Best Step When Life Is Uncertain
    If you're a regular listener, you know that I believe the main reason for stagnancy when it comes to your health, your career, and even marriage is routine.  SPONSORED BY CARDIOMIRACLE: The most advanced heart-healthy nitric oxide booster in the world, with 50+ whole food nutrients. [use promo code "CardioNow!" for 20% discount] If you're a regular listener, you know that I believe the main reason for stagnancy when it comes to your health, your career, and even marriage is routine. People get comfortable with the way things are, and they don't excel to the next level.A ship moving at sea won't develop barnacles, but a ship that's stagnant at dock will. Has your life become stagnant with mental barnacles? If so, this is the show you've been waiting for. Our guest today is Jeff Henderson, his best-selling book, What to Do Next offers tips on how to take your best step forward during times of uncertainty.SPONSORED BY CARDIOMIRACLE: The most advanced heart-healthy nitric oxide booster in the world, with 50+ whole food nutrients. [use promo code "CardioNow!" for 20% discount] Sit back and get comfortable as you learn how to get out of your comfort level and embrace the adventures that life has in store for you.Jeff was named by Forbes Magazine as one of 20 speakers. In addition, he's worked for well-known organizations such as the Atlanta Braves, Callaway Gardens, Chic-Fil-A, and Point Ministries, one of the largest churches in America. While there, he was the lead pastor for three churches over 17 years and helped launch North Point online, which became one of the world's largest online ministries. His new book is called What to Do Next, taking Your Best Step When Life Is Uncertain.
  • What to Do if Your Child Has Lice
    You child comes home with the dreaded note: the class has lice. What do you do?Even the cleanest children get lice. Those little bugs tend to nest in certain colors and textures of hair, which is why some people get repeat visits.Lice are bugs that crawl from one scalp to another. They can crawl from combs, brushes, and clothing onto a fresh scalp. The bugs look like sesame seeds, and their eggs stick to the hair shaft.A louse will only live one to two days when not on a scalp. Eggs don’t hatch if they aren’t in a warm environment. Of course, you should still vacuum and clean linens. It can take up to two weeks for eggs to hatch. It’s better to be cautious.It takes four to six weeks for itching to start because of the lice saliva. When the note comes home with your child, the lice have had plenty of time and opportunity to spread.You can check your child for lice at home with a couple of sticks, sifting through the hair. Your pediatrician can also check the scalp, make recommendations, and provide prescriptions as needed.Lice are treated with over-the-counter medications like Nix (permethrin) and Rid (pyrethrum). Nix is used on wet hair and can kill eggs. Be sure not to use a conditioner before application. Rid is used on dry hair but doesn’t kill eggs. Consider the life cycle of the eggs. You should repeat treatment on day nine, and perhaps once more. Follow your pediatrician’s recommendation for the right medication.In this encore episode from March 2017, Listen as Dr. Corinn Cross joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how to get rid of lice.

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