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September 25, 2018

Jody’s FitLife – Episode 10

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September 25, 2018. Special guest is Stefanie Miller who is the Founder and CEO of barre’letixx. She is showcasing her brand along with her exclusive product “Element 14.”

    September 18, 2018

    Jody’s FitLife – Episode 9

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    September 18, 2018. Jody is joined by Patrick Masopust who is representing Cryospa Detroit. Also, Jody has some interesting and delicious snacks to share!

      August 29, 2018

      Gracefully Greying – Episode 25

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      August 29, 2018. Special guest is Henry’s daughter, Laurie Jerris, personal trainer and creator of LOSEitWRITE! She is here to talk about exercise, fitness, and overall wellness of your health.

        August 21, 2018

        Jody’s FitLife – Episode 6

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        August 21, 2018. Greg Russell is back again with Jody. Also, they are joined by Elias Majid of Eli Tea. He is here to talk about his company and the products they have available that are beneficial to your health.

          August 14, 2018

          Jody’s FitLife – Episode 5

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          August 14, 2018. Special guest is Greg Russell! This may be a familiar setting for these two paired together. Greg tells us about his own weight loss journey and we get to show a little bit about what he’s all about in his own profession.

            July 24, 2018

            Jody’s FitLife – Episode 2

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            July 24, 2018. Caroline Eldredge is back with Jeff Krause as Jody’s special guests. Discussing the floating spa and benefits that it has on your body, and wellness. All the while, drinking wine and enjoying healthy snacks!

              July 18, 2018

              Gracefully Greying – Episode 12

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              July 18, 2018. Special guest Dr. Joel Kahn  discusses homeopathic health solutions plus other ways to stay healthy – and maintain your health as you grow older.

                Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media - Cross Training
                March 8, 2018

                Prescription for Your Health – Cross Training

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                If you’re like one of the many Baby Boomers that I see in my practice who is plagued by constant aches and pains, then the prescription for what ails you might be a regimen of cross training.

                The aches and pains of aging have been recorded since the days of the ancient Greeks and Romans. These days, Baby Boomers who grew up with a solid program of aerobic exercise are finding that all that work may have paid off in their cardiovascular and immune system health, but it took a toll on joints that should have been given a breath years ago. The result we see in clinical practice is a combination of arthritis, bursitis, and tendinitis which one researcher chose to call “Boomeritis.”

                When this happens it’s time to give up your beloved morning runs and concentrate instead on an exercise program that gives all of your body a chance to work and relax. So, instead of running, jogging, or playing basketball, you should consider swimming, biking, or walking. The mixing and matching of exercise routines is known as cross training, and it appears to be the wave of the future for Baby Boomers who want to combine living an active life that includes exercise to stay in shape.

                Remember, joint pain is no excuse to go to the couch and settle on a diet of ice cream and potato chips. Rather, it should be a signal that it’s time to add variety as a spice of life to your daily exercise routine. There are numerous newer exercise modalities such as spinning, Peloton, rowing machines, ellipticals, and ski machines that will take the edge off your aching joints. Remember, when outside or on a treadmill each foot strike is three to four times your body weight!


                Dr. Bragman - Host of Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media

                About the Author:

                Dr. Jim Bragman
                Host of Prescription For Your Health on New Radio Media

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                A highly successful Doctor with a practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jim is also an award-winning broadcast journalist who has served as the “on-air” medical expert for various Detroit radio stations, including: WWJ Radio in Detroit (CBS owned and operated), WJBK-TV (Detroit’s FOX network affiliate) and WKBD in Detroit. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical media industry, including nine years as a national radio medical expert for CNN.

                Dr. Jim Bragman has 30 years of experience in private practice, and is also a clinical teacher of medicine at the Wayne State and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medical Schools.

                 

                Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media - Leg Cramp
                March 12, 2018

                Prescription for Your Health – Leg Cramps

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                Almost everyone has experienced the agony of leg cramps at night, but is there a way to prevent them? Unfortunately, the answer appears to be no, but it is possible to limit your risk of nocturnal leg cramps.

                First, it is of paramount importance to make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, since dehydration can trigger cramps. During the day women should avoid high heels or completely flat shoes as this will put great strain on your calf muscles. You should instead wear comfortable shoes with low heels. If you are prone to nocturnal leg cramps then I strongly advise my patients to take a few minutes to massage and stretch your calf muscles before going to bed. In addition, you want to avoid tucking your sheets and blankets too tightly as this can actually put pressure on your feet especially if you sleep on your back causing you to point your feet thereby thereby triggering a cramp. Another trick to try is sleeping on your back or your stomach with your feet hanging off the end of the mattress.

                One old time remedy that still works is an item you’ll find in the supermarket and that is tonic water. What is it about tonic water that has therapeutic value, you may ask? Well, the active ingredient in tonic water is Quinine which is a wonderful elixir for this problem. There are several medications that have been tried for leg cramps as these include the anti-hypertensive and anti-arrythmia drug Verapamil as well as Benzodiazapines (tranquilizers) such as Clonopin or Ativan. Finally, if you experience a night time leg cramp then immediately pull your toes toward your knee and rub the muscle. Pointing your toe will only make the cramp tighten and will greatly increase your pain.


                Dr. Bragman - Host of Prescription for Your Health on New Radio Media

                About the Author:

                Dr. Jim Bragman
                Host of Prescription For Your Health on New Radio Media

                Get it on Google Play Download on the App Store

                A highly successful Doctor with a practice in West Bloomfield, Michigan, Jim is also an award-winning broadcast journalist who has served as the “on-air” medical expert for various Detroit radio stations, including: WWJ Radio in Detroit (CBS owned and operated), WJBK-TV (Detroit’s FOX network affiliate) and WKBD in Detroit. He has over 20 years of experience in the medical media industry, including nine years as a national radio medical expert for CNN.

                Dr. Jim Bragman has 30 years of experience in private practice, and is also a clinical teacher of medicine at the Wayne State and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medical Schools.