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3 "D" Health Hacks for Spring

From the Show: Life's Too Short
Summary: Get your vitamin D, destress and declutter with these great spring tips.
Air Date: 5/1/18
Duration: 16:49
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Ken Redcross, MD
Dr. Ken RedcrossDr. Ken Redcross, MD, is founder of Redcross Concierge, a personalized medical practice designed to enhance the patient-doctor relationship while providing convenient access to a full spectrum of healthcare services and holistic and wellness counseling.

As one of the first full-service concierge, personalized medical practices in the United States, Redcross’s patient portfolio includes executives, athletes and entertainers, as well as individuals from all walks and stages of life. His focus on developing the patient-doctor bond is a unique characteristic of his concierge services that allows for a more strategic and customized approach to each patient’s healthcare plan.

Redcross earned his medical degree from Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, specializing in internal medicine. He has extensive on-camera experience with major national television shows including The Doctors, HLN’s Nancy Grace, The Insider and E! Entertainment Television.
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Spring has sprung. These three “D” health hacks will help you make the most of it.

Vitamin D

The CDC has discovered vitamin D deficiency is the third most common deficiency found in testing. You need 5000 IU of vitamin D daily for bone and immune health.

Vitamin D can be found in the sun. Twenty minutes of sunshine daily will help, but you have to get sun without the sunscreen. Keep your personal skin sensitivity in mind.

You may consider taking a hearty dose of vitamin D. Once weekly doses are available.


Unplugging is necessary in the busy world. Meditation is common worldwide. You don’t have to imagine mountain ranges. It can be as simple as thinking about your breath. Three to five minutes per day is very helpful.

Stress increases inflammation. Exercise is great for battling stress.

Whatever you do, make it part of your daily routine.


"Spring cleaning" has that label for a reason. Ditch expired pain medications and antibiotics. Don’t pour them down the toilet. Take them to your doctor’s office, pharmacist or the police for disposal.

Clear out your refrigerator. Refill with food from the perimeter of the grocery store.

Listen as Dr. Ken Redcross joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share three simple health hacks for a happy, healthy spring.
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