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

John Salak

Welcome to What The Health – your premier guide for everything health and wellness. With an unwavering commitment to unbiased, transformative information, our platform is committed to putting you on a pathway toward happiness and health. Your host, John Salak, an award-winning journalist and editor, will break down today’s complex health issues and narratives to deliver clear, actionable insights and compelling interviews that explore traditional and avant-garde health paradigms. What The Health tackles a broad range of topics from fitness and nutrition to mental well-being, gut dynamics, and the unique challenges facing both women and men. Our episodes are meticulously crafted, providing you with research-backed strategies and insights designed to arm you with the knowledge to elevate both body and mind. Trust What The Health to equip you with the information needed for a life of vitality and wellbeing. read less
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Episodes

Tips To Avoid Ulcers with Dr. Nina Nandy
2d ago
Tips To Avoid Ulcers with Dr. Nina Nandy
In this episode of What the Health, the focus is on ulcers, a prevalent but often misunderstood medical condition. Host John Salak and guest expert Dr. Nina Nandy, a practicing gastroenterologist with the American Gastroenterological Association, delve into the causes, symptoms and treatments for gastrointestinal ulcers. Dr. Nandy dispels common myths, such as the misconception that stress directly causes ulcers, and discusses the significant role of bacteria like Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and medications like NSAIDs. She underlines the importance of proper diagnosis and treatment, stressing the potential dangers of untreated ulcers, such as bleeding and perforation. The episode also covers preventive measures, diagnostic improvements and the importance of patient-doctor communication.00:00 Introduction: Why Worry About Ulcers?00:48 Debunking Ulcer Myths: Stress and Causes01:45 Expert Insights: Meet Dr. Nina Nandy03:45 Understanding Ulcers: Types and Symptoms04:56 Causes and Risk Factors of Ulcers11:08 Ulcer Symptoms and When to Seek Help18:50 Treatment and Prevention of Ulcers21:08 Maintaining a Healthy Stomach Lining23:04 Common Misconceptions About Ulcers26:23 Health Hacks and Advice29:37 Conclusion and Thank YouDon'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 Connect with the American Gastroenterological AssociationWebsite: https://gastro.org/ Connect with Dr. Nina Nandy:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nina-nandy-md
Migraine’s Painful Truths with Angie Glaser
Jun 20 2024
Migraine’s Painful Truths with Angie Glaser
In this episode of What the Health, John Salak is joined by Angie Glaser, an editor at Migraine Again and blogger of Chronic Migraine Life. They discuss the debilitating nature of migraines, shedding light on the fact that you have the power to manage this condition. They delve into the widespread prevalence of migraines affecting millions of Americans, the difference between migraines and headaches and the significant impact migraines have on individuals' daily lives.Angie provides a personal account of her experience with migraines, discussing the different phases and types of migraines, risk factors, genetic influence and the latest treatment options and lifestyle strategies to manage the condition. The episode underscores the need for better diagnostics, increased funding for research and proactive prevention steps for those suffering from this chronic condition, emphasizing that your proactive steps can make a difference. 00:00 Introduction to Headaches and Migraine01:44 Understanding Migraine: Symptoms and Impact02:54 Migraine Statistics and Demographics06:41 Phases and Types of Migraine14:14 Personal Journey with Migraine18:25 Medical Treatments and Advances26:21 Lifestyle Adjustments and Future Outlook35:16 Conclusion and ResourcesDon'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 Angie Glaser:Website: [Migraine Again] (https://migraineagain.com)Angie's blog: [Chronic Migraine Life] (https://chronicmigrainelife.com) Migraine Self-Quiz: (https://www.migraineagain.com/id-headache-vs-migraine-quiz/)
Boning Up on Osteoporosis with Dr. Doug Lucas
Jun 6 2024
Boning Up on Osteoporosis with Dr. Doug Lucas
This episode of the What the Health podcast dives deep into the hidden dangers of osteoporosis, a disease that significantly compromises bone health and increases fracture risks. Host John Salak interviews Dr. Doug Lucas, an expert in healthy aging and founder of Optimal Human Health. They discuss the causes, prevalence and misconceptions of osteoporosis, particularly emphasizing that it can affect not only mature adults but also younger populations due to lifestyle and dietary factors. Dr. Lucas sheds light on the shortcomings of current screening practices and the economic factors impeding a proper diagnosis. Importantly, they highlight that osteoporosis is reversible with the right commitment to lifestyle changes, diet and targeted medical interventions. Dr. Lucas advocates for a thorough understanding of individual risk factors and the pursuit of early screening to prevent severe outcomes. The conversation underscores the necessity of increased awareness and proactive measures to combat this silent disease.00:31 Introduction to Hidden Physical Challenges01:33 Understanding Osteoporosis01:51 Interview with Dr. Doug Lucas04:21 The Reality of A Osteoporosis Diagnosis10:10 Factors Contributing to Osteoporosis12:55 Gender Differences in Osteoporosis19:52 Reversing Osteoporosis: Is It Possible?22:59 Personal and Lifestyle Changes for Bone Health29:41 Conclusion 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 Dr. Doug Lucas.:All Things Dr. Doug Lucas: https://www.drdouglucas.com/links Connect with Optimal Human Health:Website: https://www.optimalhumanhealth.com/
The Straight Poop on IBS with Megan Riehl, Psy.D.
May 23 2024
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
Stroke-Fighting Strategies with Dr. William “B.J.” Hicks
May 9 2024
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/
Spotlighting Epilepsy: Challenges & Prospects with Stephen Austin
Apr 18 2024
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/
Taking A Bite Out of Oral Health with Dr. Erinne Kennedy
Apr 4 2024
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/
Pointing Out Acupuncture’s Benefits with Dr. Nell Smircina
Mar 21 2024
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/
Mental Health In A Broken World with Dr. Ahona Guha
Mar 7 2024
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/
Heart Disease’s Growing Threat to Women with Harmony Reynolds, MD
Feb 22 2024
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/
HIV’s Continuing Threat with Angel Algarin, Assistant Professor
Feb 8 2024
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/
Uncovering Thyroid Autoimmune Diseases with Anupam Kotwal, MD
Jan 25 2024
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
Waking Up To The Dangers of Sleep Apnea with Dr. Andrew Michael
Jan 11 2024
Waking Up To The Dangers of Sleep Apnea with Dr. Andrew Michael
Welcome to another episode of What the Health. Join our host, John Salak, for 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 Your 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 The American Academy of Sleep Medicine:Website: American Academy of Sleep Medicine | AASM | Sleep | Medical SocietyConnect with WellWell USA:Website: https://wellwellusa.com/Join WellWell-Being: https://wellwellusa.com/register/All Things WellWell USA: https://linkin.bio/wellwellusa
A New Year’s Resolution To Succeed with Angie Miller
Dec 28 2023
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
‘Tis The Season For Depression with Dr. Gregory Scott Brown
Dec 14 2023
‘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
Diabetes: An Unrelenting Disease with Dr. Jason Fung
Nov 30 2023
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
Tackling Risks for Student Athletes with Julius Thomas
Nov 16 2023
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
Dracula Always Rises with The Granddaughter of Béla Lugosi
Oct 26 2023
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
Tips For Picking The Perfect Pooch with Heather Mishefske
Oct 12 2023
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
Food Allergies On The Rise with Dr. Vincent Ho
Sep 28 2023
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