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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

iHeartRadio Talk: How Food Can Enhance Mood

How big of an influence does food have on our mood? Not only find out the answer to that question, find out which diet expert guest Kelly Brogan, MD, recommends to most of her patients with mental health issues... Read more

Podcast: A Deeper Look at the Quality and Benefits of Fish Oil

This episode of Five to Thrive Live explores fish oil supplements with special guest, Adam Ismail.... Read more

Podcast: The Basics of Healthy Eating

Paul Gannon, ND, shares some simple tips and tricks in the kitchen to make healthful dietary changes approachable and convenient.... Read more

Why You Should Aim For that Sweaty Glow

“Don’t sweat it” may be a good idea when you’re overstressed, but not when you’re detoxing.... Read more

5 Ways to Avoid Toxins in Your Food and Reduce Your Cancer Risk

We all know the perils of supersized sodas and not-so Happy Meals. But even the foods we think are good for us may actually pack a powerful and toxic one-two punch. ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Startling Facts About Canine Cancer

On this episode, we explore the amazing impact that our four-legged friends have on us and how we can help them reduce their risk of developing cancer.... Read more

The Healing Power of Canine Companions

While all domesticated animals provide innumerable pleasures, dogs have helped us understand the health benefits of animal companionship the most. What is it about canines that comfort us so?... Read more

Podcast: The Nature of Health

Louise Edwards, ND, joins Five to Thrive Live to discuss creating the conditions for healing and health.... Read more

Is All Stress Bad?

​Of course too much stress is a bad habit…or is it? Placing stress in the bad habit category actually may be unfair.... Read more

A Look at Alcohol Consumption and Cancer Risk

Regular alcohol consumption has been subjected to significant scientific scrutiny over the years. There have been several studies that have warned us of the dangers associated with regular consumption of alcohol. While these studies gain the eye of the media, an equally impressive body of data has found alcohol consumption contributes to healthy longevity. On balance, here are a few of the conclusions that we can make.... Read more

Podcast: Polyphenols Pack a Punch

As Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella dig into the Five to Thrive Plan, this episode explores the fascinating topic of polyphenol dietary supplements and share which ones they feel are the most potent for health and cancer prevention.... Read more

The Pleasure in a Cup of Coffee

Many people express guilty pleasure about their morning cup of coffee, assuming that it must be bad for them. Actually, the scientific data tells us a different story.... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: How to Create Calm

What do you do when life gets crazy?... Read more

Good News about Bad Habits

We all have a few bad habits; there’s no shame in admitting it. Any one of us could confess to doing things habitually that are just not good for us. Admitting these behaviors is the first step to beating them.... Read more

Stretch Yourself by Focusing on Flexibility

Exercise is a critical component to thriving! Enhancing flexibility as a part of a regular exercise program is key.... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: Mediterranean Diet Makes Sense

​There can be a lot of debate about what qualifies as a healthy-promoting diet. Find out what the creators of the Five to Thrive Plan recommend.... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: The Truth About ChemoBrain

​Chemobrain is a recognized long-term adverse effect of chemotherapy. Find out some promising natural strategies to address this challenge.... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: The Healing Power of Happiness

Everyone deserves to be happy. Learn what happiness is – and isn’t.... Read more

Podcast: Holistic Hints for Breast Cancer Prevention

Maggie McKivergin, RN, shares tips and tools for breast cancer prevention with a focus on naturally nurturing our bodies for optimal health.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Maximizing Cancer Treatment Outcomes

This episode features Dr. Rena Bloom who is not only a talented integrative physician, she is also a breast cancer survivor. She shares some of her most successful strategies for minimizing the side effects of cancer treatment.... Read more

Stress Relief with L-Theanine

There seems to be no end to the health benefits found in a cup of green tea. One of them is the sense of calm it can bring—not just because of the act of slowing down and sipping, but also because it contains a soothing amino acid, L-theanine. In supplement form, L-theanine is even more powerful, making it a popular stress-reliever. One of the most studied forms of L-theanine is a branded ingredient known as Suntheanine®.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: How to Maintain Your Digestive Health

Learn how to protect your gut for overall health.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: How to Encourage More Joy, Laughter, Hope, and Love in Our Lives

On this episode, hosts Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella share significant strategies to have a spirit-filled life.... Read more

Mindfulness: Finding Joy in Awareness

Buddha teaches that the path to enlightenment is created through mindfulness. Mindfulness, or paying attention to all things in the present moment, is also being used as a psychological tool and even as a therapy to heal mental and physical conditions. For everyone, a heightened sense of awareness brings us more joy, happiness, and appreciation in our day-to-day lives.... Read more

Podcast: Whole-Brain Thinking for Financial Success

​Ellen Rogin joins Five to Thrive Live to discuss financial wellness.... Read more

Podcast: Doctor as Patient with Breast Cancer

​On this episode of Five to Thrive Live, Dr. Lise Alschuler hosts Dr. Molly Niedermeyer. Niedermeyer discusses the side effects of chemotherapy. These include the impact on family members, pets and her environment. She describes the emotional roller coaster of each treatment option from surgery, to chemo, to radiation and the foundational necessities nutritionally to get through and counter act the side effects of chemo.... Read more

Podcast: 6 Steps to Set Your Spirit Free

On this episode of Five to Thrive Live, Dr. Lise Alschuler and Karolyn Gazella share some of their favorite tips and tricks for exuberant living.... Read more

The Healthy Aging Diet

Our ability to age healthfully comes down to the health of each of our cells. By taking a proactive approach to aging, we can experience healthy aging instead of disease-related decline.... Read more

Podcast: Keys to Weight Loss for Cancer Survivors

Katherine Neubauer, ND, FABNO, shares the best practices for cancer survivors struggling with weight loss.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Exploring the Ketogenic Diet

​On this episode listeners will learn about the ketogenic diet and how it may help support a holistic cancer prevention and treatment plan.... Read more

Do Dietary Supplements Make Sense?

Dietary supplements are called “supplements” for a reason. They are meant to supplement a healthy diet. They should not be used as replacements for healthy eating.... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: Why is Green Tea so Good?

What can stimulate your immune system, reduce inflammation, enhance detoxification, and assist with weight loss?... Read more

iHeartRadio Daily Pulse: The Healing Power of Laughter

Laughter really does have health benefits and should be considered one of the most important healing tools we can use to prevent illness and live vibrant lives.... Read more

The Strengths and Limitations of Yoga

Numerous studies have described and confirmed the many benefits of yoga. Here is a quick guide to find out which is best for your cancer prevention plan.... Read more

Podcast: Qigong to Create Vibrant Health

Shoshanna Katzman joins Dr. Lise Alschuler on this episode of Five to Thrive Live to discuss the health benefits of qigong.... Read more

Podcast: How Chinese Medicine Can Help Manage the Side Effects of Cancer Treatment

Amy Matecki, MD, LAc, joins Karolyn Gazella on Five to Thrive Live to discuss how acupuncture and herbs can help manage side effects of cancer treatments.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Under Pressure? Stress Management Tips

You may not be able to reduce the amount of stress you are under, but what if you could find ways to manage that stress and thrive despite it?... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Bringing Back Balance Prediabetes Detox

It may take more than diet and exercise to reverse this disorder. Find out what toxins impact prediabetes and how you can get back on track to conquering this disease.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Cancer Prevention Dietary Dos and Don’ts

When it comes to cancer prevention and treatment, are there specific dietary do’s and don’ts? A healthy diet has the potential to lower cancer risk by up to 30%! ... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Calling All Cancer Survivors!

You've had the diagnosis of cancer, you've completed treatment, now what? Now it's time to focus on true, deep healing.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Cutting Edge Cancer Research

Find out what's new in the area of integrative cancer treatment. Learn about special diets during treatment, intravenous vitamin C, and more!... Read more

Go Green to Boost Your Workout

What if there were an easy way to get even more benefit from movement? Would you be interested? Well luckily, there is–and it’s simple. Just go green to boost your workout.... Read more

How Does Color Kill Cancer?

Enhancing your diet by eating more color can support cancer prevention.... Read more

Podcast: Virtual Colonoscopy, The Newest Choice in Colo-Rectal Cancer Screening

​Dr. Lise Alschuler interviews William Blanchet, MD, on the topic of colon cancer prevention.... Read more

Podcast: Breast Density & Cancer – The Impact on Screening, Risk and Outcomes

In this show, you’ll learn how breast density impacts screening and cancer risk, as well as breast cancer treatment outcomes and risk of recurrence.... Read more

5 Things You Can Do to Add More Love to Your Life

Create a love meditation, speak from the heart, and engage in your favorite past times are just three of the many ways you can add more love to your life.... Read more

Podcast: Sweets that Kill

Nalini Chilkov, LAc, OMD, joins Five to Thrive Live to discuss why so many women are at high risk for cancer, diabetes and heart disease and what we can do to reverse it.... Read more

Podcast: Redefining Able with Trish Downing, Pioneer in Women’s Sports

​We are excited to host Trish Downing on this episode of Five to Thrive Live! She is recognized as a pioneer in the sport of women’s paratriathlon, which is the sport of triathlon for athletes with disabilities.... Read more

Podcast: Managing Prostate Cancer Treatment Side Effects with Integrative Medicine

Karolyn Gazella interviews Dr. Philippa Cheetham on the topic of prostate cancer and how integrative medicine can help patients manage the side effects of prostate cancer treatment.... Read more

Podcast: The Role of Natural Medicine in Cancer Prevention

Dr. Lise Alschuler hosts Dr. Dan Rubin to discuss naturopathic oncology, integrative oncology, and the role of natural medicine in cancer prevention.... Read more

Podcast: Stress, SunFiber and How Fiber Relates to Bowel Health

Dr. Cathleen London joins Five to Thrive Live to discuss stress, SunFiber, and how fiber relates to bowel health.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: The Healing Power of Horses

Karolyn and Lise are joined by guests Diane Chaffe and Kerry Borcherding to talk about the healing power of equine therapy.... Read more

3 Simple Steps to Help Set Your Spirit Free

Core Strategy #1 of the Five to Thrive plan to support cancer prevention and sustainable exuberant living: Enhance Your Spirit. These simple steps can help.... Read more

Rise to New Levels with a Mental Health Cleanse

Core Strategy #5 of the Five to Thrive plan to support cancer prevention and sustainable exuberant living: Create Rejuvenation. A CREAM cleanse can help clear the mind and lift the spirit.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Make a Big Impact on Your Health with a Little Vitamin D

You will be amazed by what a little Vitamin D can do for you!... Read more

Podcast: The Master Antioxidant - Glutathione

On this episode of Five to Thrive Live, Dr. Danielle Citrolo joins us to explain what glutathione is and its function in our health and wellness.... Read more

Podcast: Food as Medicine, A Conversation with Terry Wahls, MD

​Dr. Terry Wahls visits Five to Thrive Live to discuss the paleo diet in relation to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and her own personal journey with MS and how the paleo diet can enhance cancer prevention.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Natural Cold and Flu Relief

Whether you are interested in boosting your immune system to help prevent the cold and flu, looking for symptom relief, or wanting to reduce the duration and severity of the common cold, this show is for you.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Foundations of an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

​Why is it so important to reduce chronic, internal inflammation and, more importantly, how do we do it?!... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: What Is the Birth Control Pill Really Doing to a Woman’s Body

This episode of Five to Thrive Live demystifies birth control pills.... Read more

5 Goodies to Soothe Your Sore Throat During the Cold & Flu Season

Suffering from a sore throat this cold and flu season? Try a cup of slippery elm tea to help alleviate it.... Read more

What Does It Mean to Exuberate?

A few weeks back, we introduced our CREAM cleanse to rejuvenate the mind and help you rise to the top just like cream when you implement Core Strategy #5 of the Five to Thrive plan for cancer prevention: Create Rejuvenation.​ So far, we have explored what it means to capitulate and remediate. Now let’s examine: exuberate.... Read more

iHeartRadio Talk: Enrich Your Diet, Give Fat a Fighting Chance

When we take aim at the battle of the bulge, we need to remember that not all fat is bad. In fact, there are fats that are essential... Read more

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8 Facts About Dietary Supplements to Help Clear Up Confusion

Ever since Dr. Paul Offit’s book, “Do you Believe in Magic: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine” was released last summer, there’s been a burst of new negative dietary supplement study results and position papers. Editorials, featuring provocative headlines such as: Enough is Enough: Stop Wasting Money on Vitamin and Mineral Supplements and Don’t Take Your Vitamins, have been published in prominent medical journals and major media outlets.

Dr. Lise has contributed to following article that helps clears up the misconceptions: Dietary Supplements: Harmful or Essential? Cutting Through the Unrelenting Rhetoric.

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