Tag Archives: Health



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!

    September 4, 2018

    Jody’s FitLife – Episode 7

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    September 4, 2018. Special guest Rua Oshana from Planthropie. She is here to talk about healthy eating, and how she makes her all raw and natural food items.

      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.

            August 7, 2018

            Jody’s FitLife – Episode 4

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            August 7, 2018. Barbara is back with Jody. Also, Paul from Stretch Zone is in the house to help shed some light on how to properly stretch if you can’t do it on your own.

              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.

                  Alcohol and your brain
                  May 9, 2018

                  Alcohol and Cognitive Decline

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                  One of the common questions I get in my office is, “what effects does alcohol have on our brain as we age?”

                  While it’s known that heavy alcohol intake can cause a loss of brain cells, most studies have found that light to moderate drinking is not harmful and some have suggested it may help age related cognitive impairment. For instance, a Finnish study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011 found that middle aged light or moderate drinkers were less likely to develop cognitive impairment two decades later than teetotalers or heavy drinkers.

                  Heavy drinking is defined as three or more drinks per day. Besides the amount of alcohol, the pattern of drinking was found to be an independent risk factor for a loss of memory and cognitive impairment even after controlling for total alcohol consumption. This goes against the argument that my patients sometimes try to use, “I only drink on weekends.” Clearly, four or five drinks (even glasses of wine or beer) is a formula to cut both the quality and quantity of years from your life.

                  Another study in the same journal, which followed people from the San Diego area over a 20-year period, found that those who reported drinking five to seven days a week were more likely to live to age 85 without significant cognitive impairment than non drinkers. However, a British study in the British Medical Journal seemed to undermine the idea that drinking is good for the brain. The study followed 527 healthy people for 30 years and correlated their drinking habits with results of periodic cognitive testing as well as findings on an MEI scan. Not surprisingly, heavy drinking was associated with the highest risk of hippocampus atrophy. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that is is involved in memory and spatial navigation and other abnormalities. Even moderate drinking was linked to an increased risk of hippocampal atrophy compared to abstinence.

                  Based on the data, I don’t want to insist upon everyone becoming a teetotaler, but when it comes to your brain health, less is more.


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

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                  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.