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Zorba Paster On Your Health

Wisconsin Public Radio

Laughter is the best medicine! Each week, co-hosts Zorba Paster, M.D., and Tom Clark kick back with callers from around the country to talk about what's new in health and fitness, and share tips for healthy living. The hosts' irreverent humor makes this one show that's not just informative but downright fun.

Laughter is the best medicine! Each week, co-hosts Zorba Paster, M.D., and Tom Clark kick back with callers from around the country to talk about what's new in health and fitness, and share tips for healthy living. The hosts' irreverent humor makes this one show that's not just informative but downright fun.
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Madison, WI

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Laughter is the best medicine! Each week, co-hosts Zorba Paster, M.D., and Tom Clark kick back with callers from around the country to talk about what's new in health and fitness, and share tips for healthy living. The hosts' irreverent humor makes this one show that's not just informative but downright fun.

Language:

English

Contact:

Zorba Paster on Your Health Wisconsin Public Radio 821 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706 800-462-7413


Episodes

Is Running the Best Exercise? / Diet Soda & Dementia Risk (Spicy Lentil Soup!)

5/19/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom look at a study suggesting one hour of running can add seven hours to your life, and they discuss a new study that links drinking diet soda with an increased dementia risk. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for Spicy Lentil Soup.

Duration:00:52:59

Cleaner Air = Fewer Lung Issues / The Dirty Dozen (Beet Salad with Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Arugula)

5/12/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom look at a study equating cleaner air to fewer lung issues in children, and they discuss “The Dirty Dozen” -- a list of the most pesticide-contaminated fruits and veggies. Plus, they share a tasty recipe for Beet Salad with Mushrooms, Goat Cheese and Arugula !

Duration:00:52:59

A Frank Discussion On Bathroom Hand Dryers / Cell Phone Radiation Risk (Persimmon Arugula Salad)

5/5/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom have an enlightening discussion on the cleanliness of bathroom hand dryers, and they look at any potential radiation risks from cell phone use. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Persimmon Arugula Salad!

Duration:00:53:14

Life Expectancy in NYC / Ultra-processed Foods (Pulled Chicken Sliders with Apple-Jicama Relish)

4/28/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom discuss a study showing the effect of affluence and environment on life expectancy, and they look at a study showing that much of the foods Americans eat are ultra-processed. Plus, they share a delicious recipe for Pulled Chicken Sliders with Apple-Jicama Relish!

Duration:00:53:14

On the Accuracy of Fitness Trackers / Caffeine Not Linked to Heart Palpitations (Mediterranean Rice Noodle Bowl)

4/21/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom discuss a study showing that fitness tracker gadgets may not be accurate, and a new study about caffeine and heart palpitations. Plus, they share a healthy and delicious recipe for a Mediterranean Rice Noodle Bowl!

Duration:00:53:14

Hug Your Children / Phthalates In Our Food (Eggplant Mexicana with Tofu)

4/14/2018
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Zorba and Tom discuss a study that looked at the health benefits of children who were hugged, and they look at phthalates in our food. Plus, they share a healthy and delicious recipe for Eggplant Mexicana with Tofu.

Duration:00:52:59

Dancing Helps The Brain / Fruit Juice Study (Salmon Teriyaki)

4/7/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom discuss a study about how dancing affects our brains, and a new study focusing on the consumption of fruit juice. Plus, they share a healthy and delicious guest author recipe for Salmon Teriyaki! Recipe is from Amy Kaneko's book, Let's Cook Japanese Food!

Duration:00:52:59

Sleep Deprivation & False Claims / Injury Deaths & Life Expectancy (Chipotle & Sweet Potato Chowder)

3/31/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom discuss a study showing that sleep deprivation may lead to false confessions, and they talk about a study showing that the U.S. has far worse statistics compared to Europe in terms of accidents (deaths). Plus a tasty recipe for Chipotle & Sweet Potato Chowder!

Duration:00:52:59

Smartphone Infant Monitors / Stress & Heart Disease (Zucchini & Eggplant Rigatoni)

3/17/2018
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Tom and Zorba look at the effectiveness of infant monitor socks. They also discuss the link between stress and heart disease. Plus, they share a healthy recipe for Zucchini & Eggplant Rigatoni.

Duration:00:53:14

Icy Plunge For Pain Relief? / Eating Fast Raises Obesity Risk (Stars and Chicken Stew)

3/10/2018
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Tom and Zorba look at research suggesting that jumping into cold water may help with pain relief, and they discuss a study showing that eating fast may increase risk for obesity. Plus, they'll share a tasty recipe for Stars & Chicken Stew!

Duration:00:53:14

How To Fall / Seniors & Psychiatric Drugs / Green Vegetable Egg Tortilla

3/3/2018
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Tom and Zorba talk about the correct way to fall, and they discuss a study showing the rise in seniors taking psychiatric drugs. Plus, they share a special guest chef recipe for Green Vegetable Egg Tortilla!

Duration:00:53:14

Children & Bacteria / Cell Phones & Radiation (Banana Pudding!)

2/17/2018
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This week Tom & Zorba discuss a study suggesting children benefit from exposure to dirt and bacteria. They also look at new research that looks any potential risk from cell phone radiation. Plus, they share a tasty recipe: Banana Pudding!

Duration:00:52:59

Camping In The Cold Helps Sleeping / Opioids & Alcohol (Creamy Carrot and Leek Soup)

2/10/2018
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Tom and Zorba look at a study that suggests camping in the cold may help with sleep issues. They also discuss the dangers of mixing opioids, alcohol, and benzos. Plus, they'll share a healthy recipe for Creamy Carrot & Leek Soup!

Duration:00:52:59

Fake Olive Oil / PPI Drugs & Kidney Risk (Spicy Spaghetti Carbonara)

2/3/2018
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This week Zorba and Tom discuss a report about counterfeit olive oil coming out of Italy, and they look at new research pointing to a potential kidney disease risk from using proton pump inhibitor drugs such as Prilosec. Plus, a delicious recipe for Spicy Spaghetti Carbonara!

Duration:00:53:14

Dog Owners Live Longer / Healthiest U.S. States (Popeye Pot Pie!)

1/27/2018
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This week Tom & Zorba discuss a new study suggesting dog owners live longer. They also look at this year's rankings for the healthiest states in the U.S. Plus, they share a tasty recipe: Popeye Pot Pie!

Duration:00:52:59

Caring for the Caregivers / Bone Health (Broccoli with Anchovies & Garlic!)

1/20/2018
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This week Tom & Zorba discuss tips on how caregivers can take care of themselves. They also look at new research suggesting Vitamin D and calcium supplements may not strengthen bone density. Plus, they mix up a few recipes for Broccoli with Anchovies & Garlic!

Duration:00:52:59

Flouride For Kids / Blood Donations From Gay Men (Moroccan Chicken & Couscous)

1/13/2018
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Tom and Zorba talk about the importance of providing flouride to children. They also discuss the FDA changing its position on blood donations coming from gay men. Plus, they share a healthy recipe for Moroccan Chicken & Couscous!

Duration:00:52:59

Weekend Warrior Workouts / Statins & Non-heart Surgery Link (Soba Noodle Salad with Cucumbers and Asparagus)

1/6/2018
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Tom and Zorba look at a study comparing exercising only on the weekend vs. working out all week. And they discuss a new study showing that statins may do more than just lowering cholesterol. Plus, they'll share a healthy recipe for Soba Noodle Salad with Cucumbers and Asparagus!

Duration:00:52:59

Bah Humbug Syndrome / Dangers of Powdered Caffeine / Multi-grain B&B Pancakes

12/30/2017
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Tom and Zorba talk about a study that showed people who don’t enjoy Christmas the areas of their brain that are affected. They also discuss the dangers of powdered caffeine. Plus, they'll share a healthy recipe for Multi-grain B&B Pancakes!

Duration:00:53:14

Foods To Keep Us Young / Dementia Prevention (Mocktails!)

12/23/2017
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This week Tom & Zorba walk though some foods that help keep our brains healthy and fit. They also discuss new research on preventing dementia. Plus, they mix up a few recipes for: Mocktails!

Duration:00:52:59

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