On this Feeling Good episode, Dr. Phil announces changes for the podcast this year, including expert guests once or twice a month. Dr. Phil will also be sharing stories, research and news pertaining to all things health, wellness, and fitness. On this episode Dr. Phil answers a question from his personal trainer, explains what medicines may cause weight gain, or difficulty losing weight, and in particular, how statins affect the body. Dr. Phil shares the stories of two Feeling Good Superheroes.
Key Takeaways from This Podcast:
[3:28] Dr. Phil recommends starting your New Year’s resolutions, if you haven’t already. Starting it later in the month may reduce your chances for quitting. Dr. Phil’s book, How to Live Until You Die: The 7 Keys to Living Happy, Healthy, and Whole, can help you succeed in your commitments to live a healthier life, in body, soul, and spirit.
[4:56] The book is now live on Amazon, but Dr. Phil is still offering special pre-launch packages, with an autographed copy, plus some awesome bonuses. Go to HowToLiveUntilYouDie.com to take advantage of this limited-time offer.
[5:48] Dr. Phil answers a question from his personal trainer, Jeff McMahon, who has a client on several medications. She wonders if any of them prevent her from losing weight. Yes, some medications, such as antidepressants, blood pressure medicines, birth control medicines, anti-seizure and anti-migraine medicines, and statins, have that effect.
[8:17] Statin drugs deplete the nutrient coenzyme Q10 from our bodies. CoQ10 is a powerful antioxidant found in every cell, and vital for the Kreb’s cycle. With low CoQ10, our muscles weaken, energy drops, and we may gain weight. Dr. Phil is of the opinion, if you take a statin drug, you must take CoQ10. Or, take a natural alternative to a statin.
[10:00] There are natural alternatives on the market to replace statins. Policosanol is an alternative, also red yeast rice. You can make lifestyle changes to keep your cholesterol in a healthy range. Another method to lower cholesterol is to increase water intake.
[11:56] CoQ10 and other antioxidants neutralize free radicals which helps prevent certain diseases, and the breakdown of our bodies. Some researchers say CoQ10 can help with heart-related conditions. CoQ10 is available free-form or as Ubiquinol. Dr. Phil recommends free-form CoQ10 tablets if younger than 40, and Ubiquinol, over 40.
[14:24] This episode’s Feeling Good Superheroes are Joyce and Jeanette, patients with high cholesterol, who chose not to go on statin drugs. They are getting great numbers on natural alternatives and lifestyle changes! Thank you Joyce and Jeanette, for being our Feeling Good Superheroes of the day, you are awesome!
[16:52] If you have any health questions you want answered on our podcast, please visit carsonnatural.com & click on the ‘Ask Dr. Phil’ microphone to record your questions, or email your questions to [email protected], and listen for your question to be answered on one of our future episodes.
[17:24] Dr. Phil looks forward to hearing from you, and until next time, wishes healthy blessings to you all.
Mentioned in This Episode of The Feeling Good Podcast:
Carson Natural Health & Wellness Consulting – Facebook page
Dr. Laura Washington
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