The period of time between Halloween candy corn and Valentine’s Day chocolates can be treacherous for those of us trying to watch our weight. There is certainly no shortage of diet books to guide us, embracing a wide range of perspectives on how people should eat to shed pounds. But do you get tired of following the diet every day? Maybe dieting just two days a week (and following a heart-healthy Mediterranean diet plan the other five) could be the answer. We talk with the researcher who came up with this idea.
Most people keep their cell phone close at hand, but some of us keep them a little too close. Dr. Devra Davis tells us why keeping a cell phone in the bra could raise the risk of breast cancer. Men who keep this tiny two-way transmitter in their pants pockets might be lowering their sperm count.
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Guests: Michelle Harvie, PhD, is a research dietitian at the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, University Hospital South Manchester Trust. She received the British Dietetic Association Rose Simmond’s Award in 2005 for her paper on weight gain amongst breast cancer patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy. She is the co-author, with Tony Howell, of The 2-Day Diet.
Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and toxicologist. Dr. Davis is president of the Envirotnmental Health Trust and author of numerous books, including When Smoke Ran Like Water, The Secret History of the War on Cancer, and her most recent, Disconnect: The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family. Disconnect received the Nautilus silver medal award for investigative reporting. The website is ehtrust.org.
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