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Dr. Kahn fights for your health every week with his unique brand of eastern and western medicine focusing on wellness of mind, body and spirit. Each month he will interview a Health Hero and how their journey can help you find wellness, discuss with a leader in heart disease how to reverse heart disease, talk to leaders in the food movement for health, and review the science that can take you to a new level. He is known internationally as the heart doctor not afraid to take on the giants and expose lies, follies, and confusion so you know the path to feeling better, looking better, and living better.

Dr. Kahn fights for your health every week with his unique brand of eastern and western medicine focusing on wellness of mind, body and spirit. Each month he will interview a Health Hero and how their journey can help you find wellness, discuss with a leader in heart disease how to reverse heart disease, talk to leaders in the food movement for health, and review the science that can take you to a new level. He is known internationally as the heart doctor not afraid to take on the giants and expose lies, follies, and confusion so you know the path to feeling better, looking better, and living better.
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Dr. Kahn fights for your health every week with his unique brand of eastern and western medicine focusing on wellness of mind, body and spirit. Each month he will interview a Health Hero and how their journey can help you find wellness, discuss with a leader in heart disease how to reverse heart disease, talk to leaders in the food movement for health, and review the science that can take you to a new level. He is known internationally as the heart doctor not afraid to take on the giants and expose lies, follies, and confusion so you know the path to feeling better, looking better, and living better.

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Episodes

Is There an Anti-Aging Pill?

10/12/2018
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Is the answer to the fountain of youth NO or NR? Nicotinamide riboside or NR is getting a lot of attention. The science is mainly in animal studies but a few human ones exist. Can it help us live longer or better? Can we add it to a longevity Blue Zones lifestyle and gain even more? Is it a "mimetic" to garner the health advantages of fasting or calorie restriction? These questions and more are the focus of this week's discussion. To life!

Duration:00:23:11

Joe Rogan, Larry King and Dr. Kahn

10/9/2018
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Why is this edition of the pea cast a few days late? Listen in and learn but it is Joe Rogan's fault! Dr. Kahn discusses fast food, fake news, an amazing visit to LA to meet Larry King, Joe Rogan and Bassem Youssef, and a host of other topics. You won't want to miss this discussion.

Duration:00:25:02

Do You Fit Into Your Heart Genes?

9/28/2018
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Your genes load the gun but your lifestyle pulls the trigger of illness. Yet, genes may be 20% of the risk of developing heart disease, the #1 killer of men and women. This episode dives into genetic testing for heart disease as practiced at the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity. If you have "bad" genes, get a great lifestyle. If you have good genes, get a great lifestyle too!

Duration:00:21:40

The Food World Gone Crazy

9/21/2018
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It's a tough week if you read the web. Reports all over the internet claim full fat dairy three times a day is good for your heart. That is the PURE study. Some question whether it is pure BS but it has big numbers and tells people what they want to hear about ice cream. Then, a cardiologist in San Diego has an editorial in the Houston Chronicle saying eat more meat to prevent heart disease. Is it Alice in Wonderland and the Cheshire Cat? Find out the back story on this edition of Heart Doc...

Duration:00:23:27

Stents: What, When, Who?

9/18/2018
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The word stent is only used in cardiology circles but these small devices are used to treat well over a million people every year. For over a decade, stents have largely replaced using a balloon alone to unblock arteries (called PTCA). The history of stents is interesting and the proper use of stents is controversial. Everyone should know some information about stents and then work very hard to avoid them!

Duration:00:24:20

Secrets of Heart Disease

9/7/2018
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A new report from the CDC says we are not reaching an important group of middle aged persons and 75,000 a year are dying needlessly in the USA alone. The basics remain no smoking, exercising, a quality diet rich in whole plant foods, sleep, and stress management. This week we go in more depth about some hidden secrets that cause heart disease and finish we two big recommendations to improve your heart. Know Your Numbers.

Duration:00:22:33

Chest Pain: Angina vs Heartburn

8/31/2018
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One of the most important decisions in the determination of symptoms as heart burn (GI) versus angina (cardiac and serious). This week we discuss the features of heart vs. GI symptoms, what to do, when to call, and when to go to the ER. Angina is a symptom of the #1 killer in the Western world, coronary heart disease, and must be dealt with aggressively. Share with your loved ones.

Duration:00:21:52

Meditation is Medication: How to Cope and Thrive

8/24/2018
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Who isn't stressed? Everyone has their share at every level of life. A method to cope with stress is the key and meditation has so much evidence to support it as a useful tool. TM, KKM, and MBSR are an alphabet soup but are 3 methods with scientific support for healing and health properties. Even the ability to promote a longer life, a lower risk of heart attack, and less depression and anxiety. Yes, meditation is medication.

Duration:00:24:11

Why Your Mouth Matters: Dental Health

8/17/2018
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You may take your mouth and teeth for granted except for 1-2 visits for the dentist a year but in fact, your mouth is alive and teeming with good and unhealthy bacteria. The mouth is often overlooked as a source of disease and inflammation and can effect your blood vessels. The association with cardiovascular disease is strong. Dr. Kahn will talk about his journey with advanced dental care and why you should consider getting cutting edge care so hopefully you do not need to be cut on!

Duration:00:22:42

Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses

8/10/2018
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After 4 years, Dr. Kahn's smash hit book, Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses, has been released in a revised edition, just this week. It is updated and now published by a well respected publisher to make it even easier to reach millions. It lays out how to get checked the right way to avoid being a deadly statistic. The mantra is "test not guess" but what tests to ask for? It's all spelled out win a clear, quick, and urgent manner that becomes a "must read" for 2018. Buy a lot, give them out, and...

Duration:00:21:49

Basics in Cardiology: Nuclear Imaging

8/3/2018
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The topics of ECG, Echo and Stress Testing was previously covered but now let's turn to a "hot" topic: nuclear cardiology. Dr. Kahn's roots go way over 30 years ago to training making pictures of heart blood flow and strength and participated some major advances in this field. All these years later you may still be asked to undergo a nuclear cardiology scan. Therefore, lets discuss what they are, how they are done, the risks, the alternatives, the benefits. At the end you will know thallium...

Duration:00:25:47

Living a Clean Life: Avoiding Toxins

7/27/2018
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It may seem radical to talk about your toothpaste and deodorant, but the nearly 100,000 industrial chemicals created in the last century area part of the struggle we are having with your health. A new study in pregnant women is discussed. The role of BPA, triclosan, bromides, RoundUp and other toxicants are the focus. Strategies to boost your bodies defenses and switching out products (ewg.org and thrivemarket.com) are the key messages.

Duration:00:20:07

The Magic Kill Pill

7/19/2018
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Have you heard of a documentary called the Magic Pill? How eating more fat and less fruit can heal autism, cholesterol issues, diabetes, and obesity? These are the examples given in the film populated by a few doctors, authors, and a celebrity chef with handsome eyes. But is it real? Is it the Magic Pill to eat more fat? Or is it the Magic Kill Pill? Listen and learn on this edition of Heart Doc VIP on Empower Radio.

Duration:00:24:08

Do The Drug Companies Hate Vitamins and Can Journals Be Trusted?

7/13/2018
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Dr. Kahn looks at two studies that made major headlines in the last 6 months, both suggesting that vitamins are a waste of money. Also, are medical journals benefiting from the success of pharmaceutical companies as opposed to natural therapies? Do journals take millions of dollars from drug companies? Were the studies of good quality? Is there any new data? Dr. Kahn dives deep to find reasonable conclusions on this edition of Heart Doc VIP on Empower Radio.

Duration:00:22:35

The American Heart Association is Right! They are Not Coconuts!

7/6/2018
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In this weeks discussion a surprising new article by 4 prominent leaders in nutrition join forces to reach consensus on one aspect of nutrition and health: which fats are preferred. The data goes back over 60 years and a kind shout out to Ancel Keys, Ph.D. is provided by some former (and off base) critics. We are inching towards the realization that largely or solely plant diets are the best (and skip the coconut oil).

Duration:00:23:57

New Chelation Therapy: The Claw That Heals?

6/29/2018
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Chelation Therapy means "the claw" in Latin and refers to chemicals that may trap and remove toxins like lead and mercury from the body. Does Chelation Therapy also make heart arteries younger and cleaner? The data is growing that it does but an interesting patient today in the Kahn Center has me scratching my head. Take a listen.

Duration:00:22:12

The Importance of Social Support

6/22/2018
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The critical role of having a community is put into focus with a discussion of Roseto, Pennsylvania and the famous Roseto Effect. Alas, now a memory of modern life. In addition, two new research studies indicate that feeling lonely and living life without a partner are associated with adverse health effects for a variety of heart disease. Groups like the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group, faith groups, sports leagues, and extended family and friends are another basis for total health and...

Duration:00:22:23

Hard Attacks Not Heart Attacks

6/15/2018
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The news this week from Johns Hopkins University was that erectile dysfunction (ED) in men doubled the risk of having a heart attack, stroke or even a heart death. It is a clue NOT to be ignored. In fact, other studies have identified a risk much higher, even 50X higher, if ED is present. It may be the clue that saves a life so if you have or know anyone with ED, have them get the advanced cardiovascular check up and lifestyle training that may save their life and restore their joy and...

Duration:00:19:37

CoQ10: Expensive Urine?

6/8/2018
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The word is that vitamins are a waste. Wait! How about a vitamin that saves lives? Reduces a serious heart disorder Congestive Heart Failure? Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol? Before you pitch your vitamin bottles, take a listen to the news on CoQ10.

Duration:00:17:48

Blood Pressure: How Do You Know Your Risk

6/1/2018
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The number one cause of death in the world relates to elevated blood pressure which is a shocking statistic. How do you know your risk? The best way is to monitor your blood pressure at home AND a 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitor. This can tell if you have normal, elevated, white coat or masked hypertension. It can also tell if you blood pressure DIPS normally at night. You will learn more here today in a short and sweet conversation on Heart Doc VIP.

Duration:00:16:18