Which Way is Life
Which Way is Life? is designed to help busy, overworked, stressed out people find their way to a more balanced, healthier, inspired life. Two times a week host Bill Klaproth will interview trendsetting doctors, fitness professionals, life coaches, meditation experts and more in a quest for transformational discovery and positive change.

Ep50 - Breaking the Cheese Habit: Dr. Neal Barnard

From the Show: Which Way is Life
Summary: How cheese is harming your health, the benefits of ditching cheese, and how to break the cheese habit with Dr. Neal Barnard.
Air Date: 4/3/17
Duration: 26:32
Host: Bill Klaproth
Guest Bio: Neal Barnard, MD
Dr. Neal BarnardNeal Barnard, MD, FACC, is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, president of the nonprofit Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, and founder of Barnard Medical Center, a nonprofit primary care center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Barnard is the 2016 recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award and is the author of more than 70 publications, including a groundbreaking diabetes study, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Barnard conveys this research through four PBS specials and 18 books, including the New York Times best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today best-seller, Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes

Learn more about Dr. Barnard at NealBarnard.org.

What You’ll Learn in this Episode:

High Five Highlights:

  • What made you fall in love with medicine? The year before medical school, I was an autopsy assistant at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis. One day, a man died of a heart attack. The pathologist showed me the man's diseased heart, and I felt the atherosclerosis with my own hands and it was stunning to me. That day they were serving ribs in the hospital cafeteria, and I just couldn’t eat them. As time went on, I realized I had to help people understand how nutrition affects our health, and I’ve been talking about it ever since.
  • What was the best piece of advice you were ever given? When it comes to changing any habit, it’s good to set up rules. Set up guidelines and stick with them. It’s better to do that than tease yourself with moderation.
  • I ask most of my guests about joy... what bring you joy in life and how can we all experience more joy in our own lives? Researchers have found that dopamine is released (the brain reward chemical). The healthy ways to trigger dopamine (the feel good in your brain) is 1) Being around other people. 2) Physical activity. 3) Music. Feeling good in a natural way.
  • Do you have a favorite quote you can share? “I’m not an optimist, I’m not a pessimist, I am determined."
  • Finish this sentence: “Throughout my life the most important thing I’ve learned is...” Life is short. We have a window of time to make this world a better place.

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