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Five to Thrive Booklet

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Attention Carnivores: Here’s The Truth About Red Meat

A recent study involving meat intake and cancer risk made us think about the bad wrap that meat sometimes gets. Saying all meat is bad is like saying all berries are good, when, in fact, non-organic berries can be very bad. So, let’s break it down first by taking a look at the latest study.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Reclaim Your Identity After Trauma

Michele Rosenthal, author of Your Life After Trauma discusses three key steps everyone needs to take to heal from trauma.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple

On this episode the topic of meditation is explored but it's more about how to live a more mindful life.... Read more

Science Update on Citicoline to Support Brain Health

Citicoline is a natural substance that supplies the brain with vital nutrients so it can continually generate electrical impulses and protect neurons from free radical damage.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Creating Calm And Sleeping Soundly

On this episode, holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos will give advice on how to reduce anxiety, cope with stress and sleep better.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Love, Compassion, and Equanimity

During this inspiring episode, learn how mindfulness can help cultivate compassion, equanimity, and love.... Read more

How to Fall in Love with Exercise: Participate in activities you actually enjoy

We all know we should exercise and that we will feel better after we exercise. But expecting yourself to get excited about exercise when all you focus on is the should and the reward is akin to expecting kids to get excited about eating their vegetables because they should—and they’ll get dessert when they’re done.... Read more

Your Tummy Loves Ginger

Of all its uses, ginger is best known for its ability to soothe an upset stomach. Today, ginger’s most popular uses include the treatment of nausea and vomiting associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy, motion sickness, and surgery, as well as arthritis.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Inspiration from Singer and Songwriter ILSE

On this episode, ILSE talks about being bullied and how she overcame many obstacles to become a recording artist. You'll also hear her latest single... Read more

Love Your Heart with CoQ10

Did you know that our hearts beat about 100,000 times every day? During an average lifetime, the human heart will beat more than 2.5 billion times.... Read more

Play Pleases the Heart and Soul

When we play, we can discover a great deal about ourselves and others. In fact, did you know there is even an American Journal of Play and a National Institute for Play? Play is serious business! ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Is the FODMAP Diet for You?

Have you heard of the FODMAP diet? It can help with all kinds of digestive issues.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Natural Solutions for Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential mineral that is involved in a variety of important bodily functions.... Read more

7 Ways to Get Back that Lovin’ Feeling

Cancer is traumatic and stressful on couples. If you feel like cancer has caused you to lose the connectedness and intimacy you once shared with your spouse or significant other, you are not alone. With so many challenges, how do you begin to get these feelings back? It may take some time, but taking steps as often as you feel up to it may help.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Natural Solutions for Iron Deficiency

Iron is an essential mineral that is involved in a variety of important bodily functions. Unfortunately, certain individuals are at risk of iron deficiency. On this episode find out why iron is so essential and how you can enhance the iron in your diet. You’ll also discover the truth about iron supplements from our expert guest, registered pharmacist and best selling author Sherry Torkos, RPh.... Read more

What the FODMAP?!

No, “FODMAP” is not a foreign delicacy nor is it a curse word. It is actually an acronym representing a diet protocol now being used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, gas and bloating.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Enhancing Cervical Health Naturally

On this episode you will also find out the latest information about controversial HPV vaccines.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Making Sense of Melatonin

How much should you take? Is it safe? What can it do? You just may be surprised by the answers!... Read more

Fitness and Friendship: A Great Combination!

Research indicates that regular exercise combined with a strong social network is even more powerful.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Searching for SACRED Survival

On this episode learn how to transform a life from bearable to beautiful and get tips on how to navigate during times of uncertainty and loss.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Codependent Caregiver

This episode explores the fascinating, complex personality traits that can surface during being a caregiver or experiencing an illness such as cancer.... Read more

Thinking Like a Thriver

What we believe can become habit, especially core beliefs that have stayed with us from childhood or have even been passed on for generations.... Read more

Quality Ingredients Make The Difference

We are often asked why we have “branded ingredients” as our sponsors: Setria® (glutathione), Cognizin® (citicoline), Suntheanine® (L-theanine), and Sunphenon® (organic green tea). Before we answer that question, it’s important to explain exactly what a branded ingredient is.... Read more

How to Set Healthy Boundaries and Implement the Five to Thrive Plan

Setting healthy boundaries can have a huge impact on our emotional, physical, and spiritual health. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Quenching the Fires of Inflammation

On this episode, we connect the dots between inflammation and illness... Read more

Thriver as Teacher

We have often said that some of our best teachers in the world of cancer care are the survivors: those brave souls who have made the journey and in a reflective, heartfelt way, they exude lessons of courage, transformation and love.... Read more

Take Five—Not Minutes, Deep Breathes!

Soon the December solstice will be upon us. Depending on where you live, the shortest day of the year will be on December 20, 21, 22, or 23. For many, this can be an exciting time of the year with Holiday festivities, the approaching New Year, and a time to do our own version of hibernation. But for some, this time of year can be very challenging.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Picture Your Prosperity Post Cancer

What are the secrets to planning a prosperous future?... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Caring for the Caregiver

On this show, caregivers will get practical advice on how to stay healthy and energized this holiday season... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Learning About Lung Cancer

Learn about risk factors and the truth about e-cigarettes... Read more

Practitioner Chat with Dr. Lise Alschuler

A diagnosis of cancer is a tremendous opportunity to rediscover our most profound desire to live fully, deeply and truly. Life is a most precious gift, with each life unique in all of creation.... Read more

Let’s Give Thanks Thrivers!

As you anticipate the calming effects of the tryptophan in your tasty turkey (or vegetarian substitute), think too about the thanks in Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude, but did you know that scientific research demonstrates that gratitude can be even more powerful when it is expressed.... Read more

Caring for the Caregiver – 4 Simple Ways to Boost Your Nutrition

Making nutritious meals can seem daunting, especially when faced with the many other challenges of caring for a loved one.... Read more

How Dr. Eric Dorninger Lives the Five to Thrive Plan

On the Five to Thrive podcast, The Many Faces of Hypothyroidism, Eric Dorninger, ND, explains how the thyroid, an endocrine gland, can reveal sources of fatigue, brain fog, depression and inflammation... Read more

The Power of the Creative Word

Writing is, in fact, a sacred act—a communion of spirit, mind and our sense of belonging or community. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: How to Boost Brain Health Naturally

Dr. Danielle Citrolo discusses the various ways we can naturally and effectively enhance and support brain health... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Setting Healthy Boundaries

On this episode, learn why boundaries are so important and how to create them... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Fun with Flavanoids!

​There are compounds in food and supplements that can help reduce inflammation, enhance immunity, balance blood sugar, and reduce risk of disease.... Read more

How One Fearless, Fabulous Cancer Survivor Implements the Five to Thrive Plan

In her appearance on Five to Thrive Live, Melanie Young shared tips and wisdom on developing a deeply satisfying life.... Read more

Have You Been Playing Enough Lately?

Find time to embrace and experience joy, spontaneity and fun through the act of play... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Fearless Fabulous You - Cancer Survivor

Melanie Young shares tips and wisdom on developing a deeply satisfying life.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Multivitamin Mineral & Cancer Survivors

Did you know there are ingredients in a multi that cancer survivors should not take?... Read more

Choice by Choice:  Getting back in charge of your wellness after cancer

Survivorship is an opportunity to become re-empowered: to rediscover your own ability to create wellness and with it, peace of mind.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Winning at Weight Loss

Here are some practical strategies for successful weight loss that last.... Read more

5 Ways to Create Healthy Boundaries to Establish and Maintain Balance

Do you have balanced relationships with loved ones? Are you balancing those fall comfort foods with equal amounts of colorful fruits and vegetables?... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Many Faces of Hypothyroidism

What is one of the most misdiagnosed and missed illnesses of our time? This guest says its hypothyroid.... Read more

RDA for Vitamin D is “Grossly Inadequate”

A huge and growing amount of research has now shown that vitamin D deficiency is very common (at least 50% of the general population and 80% in infants), and plays a major role in the development in many of the chronic degenerative diseases.... Read more

iHeartRadio: Understanding Chinese Medicine

​Chinese herbs and acupuncture has a lot to offer the person going through cancer treatment.... Read more

Getting the most out of your fruits and vegetables!

With the summer drawing to its glorious end, a veritable cornucopia of tree-ripened fruits, berries and luscious vegetables await our hungry palates.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Practical Advice to Help You Thrive

What diet is best? How important is movement? What dietary supplements should I take? Get answers to these questions and more on this episode!... Read more

The Ice Bucket Challenge, Robin Williams, and Lessons Learned

What lessons can we learn from these experiences that we now share as a culture? Life is humbling. It does not matter how successful you may be in the eyes of the world—life will present obstacles. These obstacles are gifts. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Stress Remedy

On this episode find out how to optimize health during times of stress from Dr. Doni Wilson, author of The Stress Remedy.... Read more

Back to School Brain Boosters

It’s that time of year again, when young and old alike search for wisdom as they crack open those books and buckle down.... Read more

How Does a Qualitarian Implement the Five to Thrive Plan

Ashley Koff appeared on Five to Thrive Live to define what it means to be a "qualitarian" and to explain... Read more

Do Not Be Fooled by E-cigarettes

E-cigarettes are not the safer alternative to smoking and they won’t help you quit. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Quality Counts

Find out why diet quality is so critical and how you can become a Qualitarian on this episode of Five to Thrive Live! ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Does Medical Marijuana Make Sense?

Cannabis has a long history as a medicinal plant. What role can it play in cancer care?... Read more

Potent Polyphenols Can Help You Thrive!

Smoldering and simmering inflammation burns away our resistance to chronic disease--extinguish it with potent polyphenols!... Read more

Gazpacho with chickpea flatbreads

Gazpacho isn’t only delicious — it’s also been shown to boost vitamin-C levels and lower oxidative stress and inflammation, all of which are associated with a lower risk of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.... Read more

The Mediterranean Whole Foods Diet

At a time when meat is sold as unrecognizable cuts swathed in plastic wrap and polystyrene, and when the cashier at the supermarket holds up a leek and asks: “What is this?” it’s worth reminding ourselves what “whole foods” are.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Understanding Autoimmunity

We can change the way the immune system functions even if we have an autoimmune conditions.... Read more

Are you surviving or thriving in today’s toxic world?

Environmental toxins can be found in what you eat, drink, breathe, feel and think. You may not be aware of toxins, but if you want to be healthy, being educated on the latest in toxins is a must!... Read more

Make Vacations a Priority: Your Health Depends on it!

To many Americans, vacations have become a luxury when they really should be a necessity. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Sustainable High Performance Nutrition

How can you use food to increase energy levels, sleep better, and improve concentration and brain power?... Read more

Adaptogens: Supplements for Supreme Balance

One of the most fascinating categories of medicinal plants is adaptogens. Just as you might guess from the word, plants in this group help us to adapt to our environment—and most notably to the stress in our environment.... Read more

iHeart Radio Talk: Homeopathy and Cancer

Homeopathy is a powerful system of healing that can help to relieve side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, enhance recovery from treatment and then optimize healthily longevity. ... Read more

The Healing Power of Gratitude

We love anything that encourages gratitude! We also propose that we can make gratitude a way of life—a part of each and every day. And one way to do that is to combine two of our favorite activities—practicing gratitude and creating movement.... Read more

While Eating, Set Your Senses Free

Would you like to feel happier? More trusting? More loving? More connected to others? Less fearful? Sure, who wouldn’t? Good news: your brain needs more of just one thing to make that happen—oxytocin... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Healthy AND Yummy Picnics and BBQs

​Find out how to add some tasty Mediterranean meals and snacks to your summertime fun... Read more

Power of the People

Robert Emmons, PhD, director of the Emmons Lab at University of California, Davis, is a world-renowned expert on the health benefits of gratitude. Emmons reminds us that there are two aspects of being grateful—the second of which is often overlooked, but perhaps the more important than the better-known first.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Finding Peace During Times of Change

Petrea King shows us that peace is always possible no matter what our circumstances.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Changing the Course of Cancer

​Pioneering researcher and educator Jeffrey Bland, PhD, shares his views on how we can reduce chronic illness through personalized lifestyle medicine.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Tips to Reduce Inflammation

​Inflammation can increase risk of cancer and other illnesses. On this show, learn how to reduce the damaging effects of inflammation and in the process reduce risk!... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Changing the Course of Cancer

Pioneering researcher and educator Jeffrey Bland, PhD, shares his views on how we can reduce chronic illness through personalized lifestyle medicine.... Read more

5 Strategies to Avoid Food Binges (And Keep Your Mood in Check)

Have you been feeling frustrated and angry lately? Are you ready to flip your lid at a moment’s notice? You may want to look at your “food swings.”... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Is The Ketogenic Diet Right For You?

Here is some practical information to help you understand and potentially implement the ketogenic diet.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Osteoporosis and Cancer

Learn how to build bone health before, during, and after cancer treatment.... Read more

Podcast: The Menopause Spectrum

Menopause – Premature Ovarian Failure or Mother Nature’s Perfect Plan?... Read more

Podcast: The Healing Power of Music

Guest Gary Malkin shares his infectious passion on the topic of the healing power of music.... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: Important Information on The Paleo Diet

Paleo diet? Mediterranean diet? Find out in less than 4 minutes what's important... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: Why is Fiber so Fabulous?

Chances are you aren't getting enough fiber. It's important that you do!... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: Take a Mini Vacation Right Now!

No time to get far away? Take a mini vacation... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: Important New Glutathione Study

Glutathione, the master antioxidant, is the subject of a new published clinical study which demonstrates the benefits of supplementing with oral glutathione.​... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Important New Glutathione Study

Glutathione, the master antioxidant, is the subject of a new published clinical study which demonstrates the benefits of supplementing with oral glutathione.​... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Psychology of Eating

What's the slow down diet and how can it help us be healthier?... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Lose Weight to Prevent Cancer

Ovarian cancer joins the long list of 8 different cancers that are linked to obesity. Find out more about this connection and how you can lose weight and reduce your risk of cancer in the process! ... Read more

Release Toxins with This Simple 3-Step Meditation

​Here’s a simple meditation and breathing practice to help you start focusing on your breath to cleanse you mind, body, and spirit.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Exploring The 7 Elements of Wellness

Dr. Holly Christy shares her 7 elements to wellness. Find out why she chose these elements and how they can impact your health. A few of the elements may even surprise you!... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Secret to Health is in Your Cells!

The core to good health begins on the cellular level. In this episode of Five to Thrive Live, you'll learn how the mighty mitochondria can help you stay healthy and prevent serious illnesses like cancer.... Read more

Cleanse Your Body, Mind and Spirit with Breath

Beginning a detoxifying cleanse can seem novel, exciting, and nurturing. But as the days progress, staying committed to the cleanse can become an issue. Fortunately, there’s a path you can follow that not only leads to increased motivation and discipline, but also shows you how to call on your inner, or spiritual, core during and after your cleanse.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Pain Relief and More!

I​f you could find out about a specific manual therapy that can relieve pain, ease lymphoma, heal digestive issues, and do so much more, would you be interested?... Read more

What Is Angry Fat

The link between extra weight and cancer is explained... Read more

How Detoxification Can Lead to Healing on a Deeper Level

Crankiness. Euphoria. Deep satisfaction. What do these diverse emotions have in common? They’re all natural outcomes of a successful detoxifying cleanse.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Impressive Integrative Cancer Research

In this show, leading integrative cancer research Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD, describes the research she is working on in the area of diet and lifestyle for people diagnosed with breast cancer. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Connecting the Cell and the Self

On this episode of Five to Thrive Live, Dr. Paul Epstein shares his wisdom about how dis-ease tells a story, not just of cells and a diagnosis, but of the self and our experienced life history.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Curcumin for Colon Cancer and More!

Leading researcher Ajay Goel, PhD, of Baylor University, shares his latest research involving curcumin and colon cancer, other cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, and even depression.... Read more

5 Supplements to Reduce Your Liver’s Toxic Burden

Show your liver some love with the right supplements. It is the master organ of detoxification, breaking down harmful substances so they can be safely eliminated from the body.... Read more

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