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Oxnard, CA

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Using a news style interview format, Chris creates ‘theatre of the mind’ to draw the listener in and keep them coming back week after week. Over the years, Chris has interviewed TV celebrities, sports celebrities, doctors, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, nutritional experts and healthcare professionals.

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English


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Five Common Cold and Flu Myths

4/28/2016
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Cold and flu season is picking up and we figured it was time to take a look at some of the common myths surrounding the season. Fact or Myth?Getting the flu vaccine too early in the year, means your protection will wear off before flu season ends. Answer: Myth Because the flu vaccine is readily available, many doctors begin receiving shipments in August. This doesn’t mean you should hold out until November (peak flu season) to get your vaccine. The vaccine is good for one year. So, you...

Duration: 00:03:21


Episode 38

4/27/2016
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Why Knee Pain Worsens with Age Every step you take puts pressure on your knees and joints, so it makes sense that as you age, that wear and tear takes a toll and you notice more pain. However, certain conditions can increase your knee pain and being aware may help you avoid some of the discomfort. Osteoarthritis – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 14 percent of Americans over the age of 24 have osteoarthritis. It’s a common type in which the cartilage...

Duration: 00:02:28


Eat Better in 2016 with These Four Food Trends

4/26/2016
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Some of the latest foods trends are also some of the healthiest we’ve seen in awhile. Incorporating these into your diet is a sure fire way to eat better in 2016! Spiraled Veggies – Instead of pasta, spaghetti squash is all the rage. Not only, do they cut down on calories and refined grains, they’re full of nutrients and you’ll barely even notice they’re vegetables! There are many tools now available to transform vegetables into pasta-like noodles from the expensive spiraling machine to...

Duration: 00:02:59


The Calming Effects of Calcium and Magnesium

4/25/2016
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Do the stresses of your day sometimes get you all worked up? Then the day ends and you just can’t seem to fall asleep as you re-run it all over again through your head? You need to relax and calm down. But it seems almost impossible. Let’s talk about the calming effects of calcium and magnesium. Calcium is an essential nutrient for maintaining total body health. It’s necessary not just for keeping your bones and teeth strong, but also to ensure proper functioning of muscles and nerves....

Duration: 00:02:33


Episode 35

4/22/2016
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Whenever you’re preparing for your next big game party (you know like the super bowl or the world series) you might be gathering up all the fixings for nachos, wings, chips and dip and more. And while your team might thank you for the support, your digestive system and waistline will most definitely not be thanking you. Instead of the traditional high-fat fare, try these five healthy game day snack ideas: Veggies and Hummus – Hummus is a great Mediterranean spread made by combining...

Duration: 00:03:31


Exercise and Vitamin B Deficiency

4/21/2016
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B vitamins are responsible for creating energy from the food you eat. According to recent studies, being even slightly deficient in these vital nutrients can decrease your body’s ability to repair itself after exercising. Not to mention their negative impact on your energy levels and performance during workouts. A study from the University of Oregon found that athletes who don’t consume enough B-complex vitamins were more likely to experience greater difficulty building muscle and healing...

Duration: 00:03:42


Five Ways to Protect Your Memory

4/20/2016
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It’s happened to all of us. You get to the store and can’t remember what you’re there for. Or, even with a calendar reminder, you still forget that appointment. It doesn’t mean you have Alzheimer’s disease or are having a so-called “senior moment.” However, research shows that memory loss can actually begin as early as your 20s, and it continues as you age. Thankfully, there are some simple things you can do throughout your day to help protect your memory and stay sharp. Don’t Skip...

Duration: 00:03:08


Why Jigsaw Puzzles are Good for Your Brain

4/19/2016
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Not only are jigsaw puzzles excellent brain training and coordination improvement tools, they’re fun, too! Working a puzzle helps develop your abilities to reason, analyze, sequence, deduce, logical thought processes and problem solving skills. These types of puzzles also improve hand-eye co-ordination and develop a good working sense of spatial arrangements. When you solve a jigsaw puzzle, you are engaging your brain to retain information on shapes and colors in order to choose pieces...

Duration: 00:03:34


Five Exercises to Relieve Joint Pain

4/18/2016
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Forty to 80 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cite fatigue as their most debilitating symptom, according to research published in the Israel Medical Association Journal in 2014. That, coupled with joint pain and other symptoms of RA, can be a big barrier to getting regular exercise. Decreased activity levels in people with rheumatoid arthritis actually results in reduced muscle strength and ultimately can lead to increased arthritis pain and disability. It becomes a vicious...

Duration: 00:03:09


Brain Boosting Breakfast Ideas

4/15/2016
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Your mother was right – breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Try these brain boosting breakfast ideas with foods shown to keep brain cells healthy and ward off age-related cognitive decline. Breakfast Quesadilla – need a fresh take on eggs? Try a breakfast quesadilla. Choline, a B vitamin found in eggs, has been shown to play a role in brain function and memory. In a study of almost 1400 men and women published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, those who consumed...

Duration: 00:03:18


Diabetic Skin Care

4/14/2016
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Diabetes can affect every part of the body, including skin. In their lifetime, as many as one third of diabetics will have a skin disorder caused or affected by diabetes. Most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated with early detection. To improve diabetic skin care, there are several things you can do: Manage your diabetes – If you have high blood glucose levels, you are more likely to have dry skin and a decreased ability to fight off harmful bacteria. Both conditions...

Duration: 00:02:44


Episode 28

4/13/2016
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The food we eat provides us with energy in the form of glucose. However, if you have diabetes, glucose builds up in your blood and can’t get into your cells to be used for energy. When glucose levels remain high, over time, it can cause damage to your eyes, kidneys and nerves. You are at a greater risk of diabetes if you: Have a family history of diabetes Are overweight Don’t exercise Or are Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, Alaska Native, African American, Asian American, or Pacific...

Duration: 00:02:18


Boost Your Brainpower with These Five Foods

4/12/2016
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You know healthy eating is important for weight management, heart health and a general sense of well-being. But you can also nourish your brain with the foods you choose. Boost your brainpower with these five foods: Blueberries – Research from Tufts University found that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss. Bonus – blueberries are delicious and readily available. Toss them on your cereal, grab a handful for snack or even put them...

Duration: 00:02:35


Six Brain Exercises to Improve Memory

4/11/2016
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As we get older, our bodies naturally decline. We lose muscle, energy and more. Our brains can atrophy, too. The hippocampus, the area of your brain responsible for building memory, loses 5 percent of its nerve cells with each passing decade. Plus, aging slows production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter vital to learning and memory. That can make performing mental tasks more difficult. Just as you need to work out your muscles to maintain them, your brain also needs exercise....

Duration: 00:03:07


Learning a New Sport May Strengthen Your Brain

4/8/2016
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According to a recent study, learning a new sport could strengthen your brain in different ways than the familiar brain training exercises such as crossword puzzles and word searches do. It is part of growing research on the impacts of motor learning on the brain. We have all heard the ads for Luminosity – a brain training website touting the benefits of increasing memory and overall cognition. But very few of us associate motor activity with brain function. Past studies have already shown...

Duration: 00:02:42


How B Vitamins Combat Stress

4/7/2016
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It seems everyday there is so much to get done, and not nearly enough time. But if you don’t get that stress under control, you’re going to deplete your supply of B vitamins. B vitamins help with stress by working with brain chemistry and balancing neurotransmitters, helping to achieve balance over stress. There are several B vitamins and this is how each one works with your body to combat stress. B1, Thiamine Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is important in keeping the nervous system...

Duration: 00:02:52


Five Sleep Inducing Foods

4/6/2016
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When the clocks spring ahead we need all the help we can get. Try these five sleep inducing foods to give yourself a head start on the day. Honey – Honey contains glucose, which tells your brain to shut off a chemical known to trigger alertness, known as orexin. It doesn’t take much – just one tablespoon is enough to encourage a good night’s sleep. Try it on oatmeal or yogurt. Almonds – A handful of almonds can send you drifting into dreamland. That’s because almonds contain tryptophan...

Duration: 00:02:08


How Reading Before Bed Improves Sleep

4/5/2016
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According to a recent study, reading before bed can help you sleep better. In fact – just six minutes with a good book can improve your sleep quality. How? Scientists believe that reading is the best way to help you relax before bed because immersing yourself in another world takes your mind off of the stress in your life better than other coping mechanisms, like listening to music or drinking a cup of tea. Researchers at the University of Sussex put this hypothesis to the test. Subjects...

Duration: 00:02:28


Three Diet and Fitness Apps to Help You Stay On-Track

4/4/2016
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Technology is a wonderful thing and now you can even use it to help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals. Here are three apps you might want to consider in 2016: IPIIT – The Food Ambassador – This app reads food labels so that you don’t have to. It helps you check products for food allergy triggers, specific ingredients and nutrition facts when grocery shopping. Select from a list of allergens, preservatives and additives, such as almonds, eggs, gluten, lactose and...

Duration: 00:02:38


Four Steps to Reduce Stress at Work

4/1/2016
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According to the experts at Forbes, the average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate at any given time. Modern employees are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. Plus four out of 10 people working at large companies are experiencing corporate restructuring, and are facing uncertainty regarding their futures. Perhaps this is why more than 40% of adults say they lie awake at night plagued by the stressful events of the day. Signs of job...

Duration: 00:02:59

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