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Dr. David Friedman offers a cutting edge approach to achieving optimal health by incorporating entertainment, shock value and solutions to everyday health and wellness issues. Each week he interviews world-renowned doctors, celebrities, sports figures and New York Times bestselling authors who all share a common goal of helping others get healthy in the sickest developed country in the world… good ole USA.


Rolling Meadows, IL


Dr. David Friedman offers a cutting edge approach to achieving optimal health by incorporating entertainment, shock value and solutions to everyday health and wellness issues. Each week he interviews world-renowned doctors, celebrities, sports figures and New York Times bestselling authors who all share a common goal of helping others get healthy in the sickest developed country in the world… good ole USA.






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The End of Craving: Recovering the Lost Art of Eating Well

Nearly half of the population is considered obese. 88 million American adults are pre-diabetic and 100 million have high blood pressure. People continue to try fad diets, cut fat, reduce carbs and eliminate sugar, but it's not making a dent. In his book, The End of Craving, Mark Schatzker takes a deep dive into food and its purpose. He believes that by restoring the relationship between nutrition and the essential joy of eating, we can live longer and happier lives. Mark Schatzker is an award-winning writer based in Toronto. He is a writer-in-residence at the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center at Yale University, and a frequent contributor to The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Condé Nast Traveler, and Bloomberg Pursuits. He is also the author of The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor and Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef.


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The Miracle Morning

Hal Elrod, the author of "The Miracle Morning," shares his journey of surviving a near-fatal car accident and battling cancer, which led him to develop a transformative morning routine. The routine, encapsulated in the SAVERS acronym, includes Silence, Affirmations, Visualization, Exercise, Reading, and Scribing. Elrod emphasizes the importance of personal development and starting the day with intention to achieve success. He also discusses the "five minute rule" for processing emotions and maintaining a positive outlook despite challenges. The episode highlights the global impact of "The Miracle Morning," which has been translated into 37 languages and sold over 25 million copies. Elrod's message is to embrace personal development to create the life you desire, and he provides practical advice for both morning people and night owls to improve their lives. For more information, go to:


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Steps to Boosting Immunity Naturally

One of the biggest concerns of the last year is how to have a stronger immune system. Andrea Beaman is a bestselling author, natural foods chef, thyroid expert, holistic health coach and herbalist, dedicated to natural healing, and sustainable eating and living. She educates people on how to heal and prevent disease using ancient, time-tested wisdom. Andrea was a featured contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef and hosted the Award Nominated, Fed UP! A cooking show that educates viewers on how to cook for, and heal, bodily ailments using food and herbs as medicine. She's back on the show to talk about supplements, gut health, and lifestyle modifications that you can make TODAY to boost your system and live the life you deserve!


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CBD Use in Sports and Health & Fitness

Research shows it may be an effective treatment for inflammation, pain, anxiety, insomnia, depression, post-traumatic stress, and even autoimmune disease. But, not all CBD is created equal. Due to a lack of regulations, many CBD products on the market contain an undisclosed amount of THC, pesticides, metals, and other toxic additives. Matt Lombardi and Kevin Moran, two professional athletes, join Dr. Friedman to share their stories on how CBD changed their lives and how getting the right quality product can change yours. Matt and Kevin break through all the confusion on CBD and answer your questions about the difference between CBD & cannabis, the legality of CBD, and the most effective ways to use it (tincture, cream, pills, infusers), and more.


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Weight loss is one of our top health concerns, so much so that we keep looking for good ways to lose weight, preferably a way that is easy, effective, and permanent. It turns out that, when properly chosen, certain foods cause weight loss, with no need for the deprivation and planning that most weight-loss regimens require. In his next book, leading nutrition researcher and author Dr. Neal Barnard reveals three breakthroughs that are supported by research, revealing that certain foods: 1. can reduce the appetite 2. trap calories so they are flushed away and cannot be absorbed, and, 3. increase the body's ability to burn calories for about three hours after each meal. These breakthroughs make weight loss incredibly easy, without calorie counting or deprivation. This diet encourages people to eat, not to stop eating. Dr. Barnard also reveals that some of the foods we think are good for us can actually be harmful, like salmon, goat cheese, and coconut oil, all of which pass easily into body fat...and often overstay their welcome. To make it easy, Dr. Barnard will include a simple to follow meal plan that includes delicious, and even indulgent recipes which include foods we have often been told to avoid, like potatoes and pasta, so you can eat real food, and still lose real weight. The New Approach to Health: Using Power Foods to Cause Rapid, Permanent Weight Loss Scientists have found that certain foods trigger weight loss automatically. Unlike the usual approach to dieting which focuses on going hungry and avoiding the foods you love, the Power Foods approach encourages you to add specific foods that cause weight loss. Power Foods work in three ways: First, they trigger satiety, taming your appetite so that you naturally eat less. Second, they trap calories in your digestive tract and carry them out with the wastes. Third, they ramp up your metabolism, so you burn calories faster hour after hour. There are dozens of Power Foods, including common, everyday foods, like blueberries, melons, apples, and asparagus, as well as certain spices (cinnamon, ginger, and hot peppers). Blueberries, for example, get their color from anthocyanins, which have been associated with weight loss in research studies. Cinnamon contains a natural ingredient that boosts metabolism. Weight loss can be as easy as including these foods in your daily routine, say, with French toast made with cinnamon and topped with blueberry syrup. The Power Foods and how to use them are spelled out in the Power Foods Diet, the new book by Neal Barnard, MD, author of the best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain and The 21-Day Weight-Loss Kickstart. In this scientifically proven program, Power Foods do the work for you at home, at restaurants—anywhere you eat. You will never count calories again. And while exercise is always a good idea, the program works whether you exercise or not. The Power Foods Diet includes 120 mouthwatering recipes, from French Toast and Wild Blueberry Muffins to Creamy Chipotle Butternut Soup, Southwest Chili, and Pesto Spaghetti with Broccoli and Sundried Tomatoes. And don’t forget dessert! The Power Foods ingredients are built into Blueberry Pops, Triple Berry No Churn Sorbet, a Fruity Banana Split, and Carrot Cake. There are also plenty of tips for people who prefer convenience foods or who generally eat in restaurants. The approach is revolutionary: • Power Foods bring you a healthier weight, healthier cholesterol level, lower blood pressure, and healthier blood sugar. • Power Foods boost your energy, making you look and feel younger. • Power Foods let you end “dieting” forever. • Power Food allow you to enjoy eating again—at home or restaurants. No more skimpy portions. • Among the Power Foods are those under study for their ability to reduce the risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The Power Foods Diet: The Breakthrough Plan That Traps, Tames, and Burns Calories for Easy and Permanent Weight Loss By Neal D. Barnard, MD,...


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Importance of Self-Talk in Difficult Times

During this uncertain time, many people are overcome by negative emotions. Fear, anxiety, doubt... these all creep into our minds multiple times throughout the day. Even when the pandemic eases, a lot of individuals struggle with negative self-talk -- which can have a severe impact on one's mental health. Shad Helmstetter, PhD, is the founder of the Self Talk Institute, joins Dr. Friedman to explain how to most of our negative thinking has been programmed from birth, and how to reverse those thoughts and essentially erase a negative mentality. Listen in to learn how you can make positive, life-changing transformations.


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Never Die of Heart Disease

Dr. Joel Kahn, a distinguished cardiologist, debunks common misconceptions, stressing the importance of routine screenings like coronary artery calcium CT scans to detect silent blockages. Dr. Kahn warns against the dangers of yo-yo dieting and discusses unusual heart issue indicators, such as erectile dysfunction and earlobe creases. The episode also covers the impacts of lifestyle factors like alcohol, coffee, and sleep on heart health, and the potential for reversing heart disease through diet and lifestyle changes. The conversation underscores the need for proactive heart disease prevention and a balanced approach to patient care in the medical field. Dr. Kahn can be found at


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7 Days To Drink Less

Whether you want to drink less for mental or physical reasons, we're talking about how to do it today with Georgia Foster. She is a world-leading therapist as well as a hypnotherapist, specializing in alcohol reduction. Georgia joins us from Australia to talk about the difference between quitting drinking and drinking less, why we become addicted to alcohol, dealing with stress without that glass of wine, and how dehydration can lead to increase alcohol intake. Learn more about Georgia and her program 7 Days To Drink Less here.


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Unfunc Your Gut & Boost Your Immune System

Fast forward to today and science is proving this to be true. Our gut health might be to blame for many chronic diseases, such as depression, obesity, autoimmune disease, autism, and even cancer. This is the foundation of Dr. Peter Kozlowski's practice as well. He is a family medicine residency graduate who has devoted his career to helping uncover the underlying cause of chronic disease through functional medicine. He trained with leaders in his field, including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Susan Bluhm. He now serves patients in person and online at his Montana and Chicago-based practices and is also an author. If you want to boost your immune system, heal your gut and reach your optimal health, stay tuned! We have a gut feeling you're going to enjoy this episode.


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Why Can’t I Keep Up Anymore? Tips to Regain Energy, Focus and Performance for Men Over 40

According to the Cleveland Clinic, over 50% of men experience erectile dysfunction! Particularly those over the age of 40. Dealing with this condition can of course put a damper on romance, lead to depression and fatigue, and much more. Dr. Deb Matthew MD, The Happy Hormones Doctor, is a best-selling author, international speaker, educator, wife, and mother of four. She is also the founder and Medical Director of Signature Wellness, as well as the President of the North Carolina Integrative Medicine Society. In this episode from January 2021, Dr. Deb will answer all your questions about low T and men's sexual health, including what causes low T? Are there natural remedies instead of that little blue pill? Are my prescriptions causing my ED? Am I losing interest because I'm getting older? and why you can't "oyster" yourself out of a low testosterone problem.


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How to Rewire Your Brain for Better Thinking and Better Decisions

It's become an epidemic... with 24/7 access to just about anything, we don't have a reason to ever stop moving. From a scientific perspective, Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Austin Perlmutter (his son) explain that today's society is posing serious risks to our physical and mental states, our connections to others, and even to the world at large. In their new book, Brain Wash: Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness, they explain how our brains are being manipulated, resulting in behaviors that leave us more lonely, anxious, depressed, distrustful, illness-prone, and overweight than ever before. Listen as the Drs. Perlmutter join Dr. Friedman to share the tools necessary to think more clearly, make better decisions, strengthen bonds with others, and develop healthier habits. Follow the Drs. Perlmutter on their social media at: @davidperlmutter @austinperlmd


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No More Excuses!!

99% of failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses. Whether you wanna lose weight, attain more success in your business, or just become a better you, excuses are the nails used to build a house of failure. But our guest will get you motivated, energized, and working to be the best possible you. Are you ready to finally shed those unwanted pounds or achieve a more positive and productive life? Natalie Jill is a Fat Loss Expert And Creative Sales Strategist who helps women ReIgnite, ReDefine and ReBrand what aging has to mean! In the 50+ crowd herself, she is changing conversations around age, potential, and possibility! In addition to her Midlife Fat Loss Business, She helps entrepreneurs skyrocket their sales through up-leveling their unique relatable, and compelling STORY, expanding their brand online, and fixing their sales process. Natalie is also the creator and host of the top-ranking Listen Up! with Natalie Jil?l? She chats with Dr. Friedman about breaking bad habits, building a healthy diet for YOUR lifestyle, and how she kills FAT every single day, (False Assumed Truths.) To learn more about Natalie Jill or to get her amazing and empowering books, visit To inquire about working directly with Natalie go to:


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Calm Your Mind with Food

Dr. Uma Naidoo, author of "Calm Your Mind with Food", discusses the significant impact of diet on mental health, particularly in relation to anxiety, sleep, and inflammation. Dr. Naidoo offers practical advice on choosing anti-anxiety foods and avoiding those that exacerbate stress. She emphasizes the importance of hydration, magnesium, and antioxidants, and provides advice on how to help remember key nutrients. This episode also covers the effects of sleep on hunger hormones, the individual response to coffee, and the cautious use of cannabis for anxiety. Dr. Naidoo suggests healthy snacking alternatives and natural sweeteners to reduce inflammation, and aims to empower listeners to improve their mental well-being through informed dietary choices. NEW BOOK - Calm Your Mind with Food (December 26, 2023) A revolutionary full-body approach to relieving anxiety, including anti-anxiety recipes and meal plan guidelines, from bestselling author, chef, nutritionist, and nutritional psychiatrist Uma Naidoo, MD. The United States is facing an unprecedented anxiety crisis. At the same time, scientific and medical knowledge about these conditions is rapidly increasing, with massive strides being made in our understanding of the complex relationship between the mind and the gut. In this groundbreaking guide, Dr. Uma Naidoo presents cutting-edge research about the ways anxiety is rooted in the brain, gut, immune system, and metabolism. Drawing on the latest science on the connection between diet and anxiety, Dr. Naidoo shows us how to effectively use food and nutrition as essential tools for calming the mind. In Calm Your Mind with Food, you’ll learn: Along with guidelines for creating your own personal anti-anxiety meal plan and dozens of supernutrient-forward, delicious recipes, Calm Your Mind with Food will help you boost your immunity, reduce anxiety, and enhance your overall mental well-being. Follow Dr Uma at: @drumanaidoo Contact: Jill Cromwell-Wang and Alexis Adlouni


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Clear Thinking

Dr. David Friedman talks with Shane Parrish, the author of "Clear Thinking." Parrish discusses the importance of recognizing pivotal moments and making clear decisions. He shares insights from his book and his experiences, explaining how to overcome motivational challenges and how to make tough choices. Parrish emphasizes the need for pattern recognition, taking small steps for better decision-making, and avoiding analysis paralysis. They also touch on the impact of digital technology on attention and thinking. Parrish advises on shifting from autopilot to intentional living by setting rules and making decisions that align with one's best self. Order his book here: Newsletter here: Twitter: Instagram:


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The Global War on Democracy and Public Health

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is the founder of Waterkeeper Alliance, as well as Founder, Chairman of the Board, and Chief Legal Counsel for Children’s Health Defense. Mr. Kennedy is an esteemed author, with a long list of published books including the New York Times’ bestseller, “Crimes Against Nature.” Mr. Kennedy was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping Riverkeeper lead the fight to restore the Hudson River. His reputation as a resolute defender of the environment and children’s health stems from a litany of successful legal actions. He received recognition for his role in the landmark victory against Monsanto, as well as in the DuPont Case that inspired the movie “Dark Waters” (2019).


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Unexpected: Finding Resilience Through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith

Unexpected is a cross between Dr. Carnahan’s memoir about trauma, healing, and recovery coupled with a personal development/self-help guide designed to give practical advice for those seeking solutions to long term chronic illness. Unexpected explores the role faith & spirituality can play in one's healing journey, coming from a medical doctor who has diagnosed and treated countless patients suffering from life-altering disease, and who has also suffered from great loss herself. Unexpected highlights these concepts: Dr. Jill In The Media - LINK HERE Socials/Website: IG: @drjillcarnahan Facebook: Website: Twitter: @DocCarnahan


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New Program PowerSync60

Why are women never taught how to eat and exercise according to their shifting hormonal needs? That's the issue renowned fitness guru Tony Horton, the visionary behind the widely acclaimed P90X® fitness programs, and esteemed women's health expert Dr. Mindy Pelz, author of The Wall Street Journal best-seller Fast Like A Girl, are looking to solve with the launch of their new workout program Power Sync 60. "Power Sync 60" is a cutting-edge 60-day fitness program meticulously crafted to elevate overall wellness, boost vitality, sculpt physiques, and foster inner strength. This innovative program is designed to combat monotony, mitigate injuries, and transcend plateaus that often hinder conventional fitness routines. "Power Sync 60" isn’t just a workout program, it's a transformative experience tailored to empower women holistically and foster a vibrant sense of community. For more information visit


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Why Friendship and Kindness May Be More Important To Your Health Than Diet And Exercise

We've covered a LOT of diets on this show. From fasting to keto, vegan to paleo, each diet has one common focus: longevity! Science journalist Marta Zaraska says it's not just diet and exercise that helps with our longevity, it's a support network of family and friends. Join Dr. Friedman as he explores how the secret to living a longer life may not be on your plate or fork, but rather through empathy and kindness.


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Pessimism to Optimism

Kristel Bauer is a corporate wellness expert, popular keynote and TEDx speaker, and the host of top-rated podcast, “Live Greatly,” a show frequently ranked in the top 1% for self-improvement where she talks with the top minds about happiness, leadership, mindset, and success. Kristel is an Integrative Medicine Fellow & Physician Assistant and in 2019, she founded her wellness platform “Live Greatly” to share her message around well-being and success on a larger scale. Today she is here to talk about the power of optimism and how you can embrace a growth mindset, boost resiliency, and improve your relationship with yourself and others. She shares powerful insights into leadership, mental well-being, performance and work/life balance for more happiness, success and profitability. Booking virtual or live events worldwide. You can learn more at


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Vani Hari (The Food Babe) Dispels Popular Myths About Feeding our Kids

Vani Hari is a revolutionary food activist, a New York Times best-selling author, co-founder of the organic food brand Truvani, and was named one of the “Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time Magazine. Hari started to spread information about what is really in the American food supply. She teaches people how to make the right purchasing decisions at the grocery store, how to live an organic lifestyle, and how to travel healthfully around the world. Visit her online at: and Her new cookbook, Food Babe Family will officially hit stores October 17, 2023.