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Rolling Meadows, IL

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Integrative physician, Michael A. Smith, MD is committed to providing listeners with the most current health information available.

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@YourRadioMD

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English

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1600 Golf Road, Suite 1200 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008 847-577-6155


Episodes

Ask Dr. Mike: Reducing Risk for Genetic Cancer Predisposition

2/24/2016
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans. Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know: I don’t want to get cancer, but I have a family history of cancer. What can I do to decrease my odds? The key to cancer prevention is keeping your cells healthy. Cancer is a cell...

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Ask Dr. Mike: CoQ10 Dosing PLUS Should You Take Both CoQ10 & AMPK?

1/13/2016
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:I started taking CoQ10 based on Dr. Mike's suggestion. However, after a day or so, I started feeling really energized and worried that I was too stimulated, so I stopped.If you've...

Ask Dr. Mike: Oxidizing Supplements, Vitamin K2 & Do Supplements & Vitamins Deteriorate ...

12/2/2015
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:I read from your website to take fish oil and put it in a bowl to help it get oxidized and take some of the smell away. You said that all fats are like that and have a stability...

Ask Dr. Mike: Feel Good Neurotransmitter & Prioritizing the Best Brain Supplements

11/18/2015
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:In Life Extension's recent dopamine article, dopamine is called the "feel good" neurotransmitter. But, I've heard you say that serotonin is this feel good neurotransmitter. Which is...

What Causes Eczema?

11/18/2015
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If left untreated, what other issues can eczema cause?During times of stress or certain times of the year, you may begin to notice your skin becoming dry, blotchy, and itchy. Even though individuals are often prone to dry skin in the winter, if you've noticed red splotches all over your body, you might have eczema.Eczema is a general term used to describe a number of different skin conditions.What are the common misconceptions about eczema?Listen in as Dr. CherylEberting shares the...

How to Stay Mentally Sharp

11/18/2015
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What are ways to prevent cognitive decline?One of the downsides to aging is cognitive decline. It may slowly start to happen... you forget where you put your Smartphone, you can never find your car keys when you need them, and you have "brain farts" and forget the name of something (or someone) you used to know so well.However, research has found that eating a healthy diet, doing mental exercises (like crossword or Sudoku puzzles), and taking certain supplements can help keep your mind...

Echinacea to Fight the Flu

11/11/2015
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How can echinacea help combat the common cold and flu?Echinacea is an herb that's used to fight infections like the common cold and other respiratory infections.According to a recent study, echinacea may also help to fight symptoms of the flu. Having the flu can be miserable, and the symptoms can knock you on your butt for weeks.How can echinacea help fight the flu?Listen in as Dr. Mike shares the latest study on echinacea and how it can help shorten the duration of the flu and common cold.

Ask Dr. Mike: Easing Depression through Lifestyle & Nutrition Changes

11/4/2015
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:I just worry about my mother. She's really sick and has been to a lot of doctors and they say "try this, try this." She's been up and down, at times with depression and anxiety, etc....

Taking a Holistic Approach to Cancer

11/4/2015
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How can diet and nutritional supplements play a key role in both cancer prevention and treatment?If you've been diagnosed with cancer, surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the most utilized treatments. Unfortunately, with all of these treatments, there are many physical and emotional side effects.How can diet and nutritional supplements play a key role in both cancer prevention and treatment?Dr. Jack C. Westman shares how you can take a holistic approach to healing cancer, without...

Promising Treatment for Scleroderma

11/4/2015
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A new stem cell treatment is showing impressive results and improvements in scleroderma patients.Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that involve the tightening and hardening of your skin and connective tissues.Scleroderma can also affect your blood vessels, your digestive tract, and your internal organs.According to the Mayo Clinic, scleroderma affects more women than men and occurs between the ages of 30 and 50. Unfortunately, there isn't a cure for scleroderma, but there are several...

Get a Better Back in 3 Weeks

10/21/2015
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Having back pain is the second most common reason people visit their doctors; third most common reason for hospitalization; and fifth most common cause for surgery.Did you know 33 percent of all people over the age of 18 have sought out some type of treatment for back pain in the last five years?In fact, back pain is the second most common reason people visit doctors and is the leading cause of disability in the United States for Americans under the age of 45.Back pain can keep you from...

Are OTC Anti-Inflammatories Safe?

10/21/2015
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What are the latest warnings on OTC NSAIDs?Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are the most common pain relief medications used to help ease inflammation, fever, and pain.Some of the most common NSAIDs include Advil, Aleve, and Motrin.Most NSAIDS are available over-the-counter, which can make them easier to be accessed, and abused.What are the latest "black box" warnings for NSAIDS?Listen in as Dr. Mike discusses the latest news on NSAIDS and if it applies to the OTC versions.

Ask Dr. Mike: Fulvic Acid & Longevity Strategies

10/14/2015
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:I've been looking at fulvic acid lately. It looks like it's sometimes paired with shilajit, and sometimes used in mineral supplements. However, some people are against it. What are...

The Slow Medicine Approach to Healthy Living

10/14/2015
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How can slow medicine help your overall health?Slow medicine is a growing trend in healing and has become more available in nursing homes. Slow medicine typically uses less aggressive care toward the end of life.Your whole body is connected, and when part of your body is out of sync with the other parts, it can create a domino effect on your health.To achieve and sustain optimal health, you might need a perspective that goes beyond the obvious symptoms and to become aware of what is...

Dietary Tricks for Diabetics

10/14/2015
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Typically, people with diabetes limit their carb intake to prevent blood sugar from soaring. But, what if you ate bread at the end of the meal?When you're eating a meal out at a restaurant, there's typically a bowl of bread on the table to satiate you until the main course arrives. However, instead of eating bread before your meal, it might actually benefit your health to eat it last.According to a study that was published in Diabetes Care, 11 middle-aged people with diabetes were given a...

Chamomile Tea Linked to Longevity in Mexican American Women

9/2/2015
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The most common use for chamomile tea is easing anxiety, but it has several benefits for your overall health.Chamomile tea has been used in traditional medicine for many years. If you've ever wanted something natural to drink before bed to help soothe your body, your doctor might have recommended drinking this tea.A recent study from the University of Texas and published inThe Gerontologistshowed that chamomile might help extend your life. Researchers studied the effects of chamomile in the...

Ask Dr. Mike: What Foods Can & Can't You Eat with Gout?

8/19/2015
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:Can you review the foods that I can and cannot eat with gout?Gout is a type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in your blood, which causes inflammation.There are some...

Ask Dr. Mike: Are Nutritional Deficiencies to Blame for Being Overweight?

8/19/2015
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Listen in as Dr. Mike provides the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions.Here you'll find the answers to a wealth of health and wellness questions posed by Healthy Talk fans.Listen in because what you know helps ensure healthy choices you can live with. Today on Healthy Talk, you wanted to know:Are nutritionaldeficiencies to blame for being overweight? When you lack proper nutrition, your body may be showing you signs that you have a nutritionaldeficiency. These signs can be a...

Preventing Heart Disease with Antioxidants

8/19/2015
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What role do zinc, copper, iron, and glutathione play in heart health?According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the number-one killer of U.S. men and women, accounting for 40 percent of all U.S. deaths. That's more than all forms of cancer combined.What antioxidants are the most important for preventing heart disease?Listen in as Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum joins Dr. Mike to share how you can prevent heart disease with antioxidants.

Tips for Beating Your Sugar Addiction

8/19/2015
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Consuming just one 12-ounce sugary soda a day could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease by a whopping 30 percent.Did you know that increased consumption of sugar can trigger insulin resistance and diabetes, as well as magnesium deficiency, all of which have an impact on heart health?Research supports this, with a study in JAMA Internal Medicine (2014) revealing that American adults consume, on average, about 15 percent of their calories from sugar added to their food, with 37 percent...
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