1/26/2013 (Cranberry Crusted Salmon)
#1 Minneapolis, MN Excessive Eye Tearing
Z notes that we're very touchy with our eyes - when they don't tear we get worried, when they tear too much e get worried. He suggests-initially-OTC Vasocon A or Nafcon A allergy eye drops due to their deongestant components. He also recommends gently washing the eyes every night. Z also suggests safety (wrap around) eyeglasses or sunglasses.
#2 St. Louis, MO Lifestyle during Cancer Radiation
Z emphasizes the mental strength it takes to combat a serious dagnosis and says getting the right mindset is step 1 in the process. For physical upkeep, Z recommends meeting with a trainer for one on one counseling on what you can and can not do. He also recommends a multi-vitamin, plus 500 mg of Vitamin C and 2000 units of Vitamin D and of course a nutritious diet too!
Topic Echinacea for Common Cold
Z emphasizes the mental strength it takes to combat a serious diagnosis and says getting the right mindset is step 1 in the process. For physical upkeep, Zrecommends meeting with a trainer for one on one counseling on what you can and can not do. He also recommends a multi-vitamin, plus 500 mg of Vitamin C and 2000 units of vitamin d and of course a nutritius diet.
#3 Buffalo, NY Nagging Foot Callus
Z explains that the foot has a memory, meaning our gait can cause friction in a simiar way that it causes a blister to occur in the same spot repeatedly. A common cure for this ca be a totally different shoe style and/or doubling up on socks. Z recommends a pumice stone callus remover after showering. That may keep the callus under control.
E-mail Body Scanners
T reads an e-mal from a concerned Grandma-to-be who is worried about her pregnant daughter's rips through airport's full-body scanners. Z says not to worry because the scanners have a minimal amount of radiation. Z says the only risk may come from frequent flyers, and he recommends the pat downs instead - if you're concerned about it.
#4 Eau Claire, WI Caffeine and Eyesight
Z explains that there is no correlation (or scientific evidence) between excessive caffeine and failing eyesight. TC quips that if there were, Z would be blind!
E-mail Football Weight
T reads a note from Shawn in Chiago, IL who is gearing up for football training and needs to gain weight. Z recommends well-balanced meals - specifically the Mediterranean Diet rich with soy and nut proteins. He says to stay away from sweets.
TOPIC: New Federal Panel for Alzheimer's
Z and T discuss a study done by the Melbourne School of Population Health in Australia of 15,000 medalists from nine countries, which found that Olympians live 2.8 years longer than their fellow countrymen - irrespective of country, medal or sport (even golfers!) Z says this just emphasizes the importance of moving around every day.
#5 Bloomington, IN Numb Arms
Z believes this was caused by pressure on the nerves. He cites a case from his practice where a young man passed out drunk on his arms and had no feeling for 6 months. The only treatment is to let the nerves regenerate, he says. The caller admits to sleeping on a couch when the symptoms occurred. Z recommends travel pillows for putting under arms, legs, etc, to help avoid constant pressure.
Mythbuster: Warm Water Health
T reads a myth from Rhonda in Knoxville, TN who received an e-mail warning that cold water or beverages during meals can solidify deadly oils and fats in food and cause heart troubles and cancer. Z reassures her that this is demonstrably false and totally a myth.
#6 Edmund, OK Vitamin Health
Z explains that vitamins have a history of being responsible for great public health reliefs. So natrually there is a vitamin market with a blurring line between private vitamin providres and scientific proof. So, Z says to look for vitamins with "USP" label on it because it has accomplished certain standards. Z recommends spending money for fresh fruits and vegetables and taking a multivitamin with an additional 200 units of Vitamin D.
E-mail Putting a Finger on Leg Cramps (Listener Tip)
T reads an e-mail from JC in Tonawanda, NY who has a quirky home remed for leg cramps. He suggets putting your index finger under your nose and pressing firmly for 20-30 seconds and the cramp will subside. Z says if it works for him, go with it!