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Pilar Gerasimo

How to Be Healthy in an Unhealthy World

With Pilar Gerasimo
Season 5, Episode 3   May 3, 2022

While many of us have the desire to be healthy, the unfortunate reality is that our culture is not set up to make it easy — and often makes it really hard. That does not mean it’s impossible, just that it requires intentionality. Pilar Gerasimo, health journalist, author, and founding editor of Experience Life, shares why her work is centered around helping people become “healthy deviants,” including tips for breaking against the norms of society so you don’t break yourself.

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The Health Benefits of Butyrate

By Helen Martineau
Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that plays a surprisingly big role in overall health.
a plate with 2 peas for eyes and a frowning pea pod

Does Food Reactivity Increase the Risk of Disordered Eating?

By Mo Perry
It can, but working with a functional nutritionist can help.
Owamni Restaurant

Sioux Chef Sean Sherman on the Importance of Indigenous Food

By Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl
Native chef Sean Sherman is striving to decolonize America's idea of food.
An illustration of a woman jogging with a heart logo on her tank top.

3 Unique Ways to Assess Your Heart Health

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT
These simple-to-conduct assessments can provide valuable insights into the health of your heart — and guidance for your fitness regimen.
a man in a wheelchair looks at a flight of stairs

PUMPING IRONY: A Formula for Frailty

By Craig Cox
An outing with an elderly friend seems to corroborate recent research weighing the impact of social isolation on the physical fitness of seniors.
hops plant

NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Hops Help Ease Insomnia?

By Henry Emmons, MD
This plant can ease anxiety and insomnia — especially sleeplessness related to nervous tension.
a woman meets with a nutritionist

What Are the Best Strategies for Coping With and Recovering From Food Reactivity?

By Mo Perry
If your symptoms are mild, you could start with an elimination diet. Otherwise, it's best to consult with a functional-medicine practitioner.
photo composite of water, water bottles and people drinking water

Everything You Need to Know About Hydration

By Sarah Tuff
Hydration is so good for our health that it’s become a hot wellness trend. We weigh in on the hype and answer common questions about what to drink and when.
Ajay Pant

Why Pickleball?

With Ajay Pant
Season 5, Episode 2   April 26, 2022

Pickleball is the fastest-growing sport in America — but why? Ajay Pant shares the reasons the sport has exploded in popularity and what it is about the game that hooks players of all ages and experience levels once they give it a try.

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a table set with common foods attributed to allergies

Allergy, Sensitivity, or Intolerance? A Guide to Food-Reactivity Issues

By Mo Perry
Learn more about the difference between food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities, what might be behind their increasing prevalence, and what you can do about them.
Paul Kriegler

Everyday Habits for Building Immunity

With Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT
Season 5, Episode 1   April 19, 2022

The topic of immunity has gotten a lot of attention because of the pandemic, yet our immune systems always need support so we’re healthy and strong at the metabolic level and prepared to fight off germs, bacteria, and other potentially compromising invaders. Paul Kriegler, RD, CPT, shares the lifestyle habits within our control that can build our immunity, including primary factors to be aware of and what might provide us with the greatest resilience.

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Low-Fat Diets Linked to Low Testosterone

By Craig Cox
Higher-fat diets are associated with higher levels of testosterone, according to three small studies.
a pharmacists holds a prescription

PUMPING IRONY: Is There a Pharmacist in the House?

By Craig Cox
The pandemic has pushed pharmacists into primary-care territory traditionally dominated by physicians, and some policymakers believe convenience and expense argue for giving them even more latitude to test and treat. The American Medical Association begs to differ.
a woman washes her hands

What Is the Skin Microbiome?

By Mo Perry
Turns out our skin has as many microbes as our gut. Here's why that matters for health.
a coffee pod with coffee beans

Do the Chemicals in Single-Serve Coffee Pods Disrupt Hormones?

By Marco Dregni
A recent study looked at estrogenic chemicals in pod- brewed coffee. Here's what it found out.
a person canoes across a mountain lake

NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
a young girl drinks a cup of tea

Can the Common Cold Prime Our Immune System to Fight COVID?

By Mo Perry
Exposure to germs may help our B cells and T cells battle COVID later on.
A medical professional holds a piggy bank that has a band-aid on its head.

PUMPING IRONY: Home Healthcare Shakeup: Palliative or Predatory?

By Craig Cox
Health-insurance conglomerates are gobbling up home-healthcare companies, despite the industry’s inability to attract and retain workers. Early signs suggest that few of the benefits of these mergers will accrue to caregivers and their elderly clients.
a person cleans a door handle

The Problem With Antimicrobial Cleaning Products

By Mo Perry
Surface transmission of COVID is rare. But, many of us are still using antimicrobial products to clean surfaces — and killing good bugs in the process.
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