Category Archives: Health

Today on The Marilu Show – Wednesday July 10th, 2013

Heart Disease

Heart Disease

Heart Disease & More – Today Marilu talks about the scourge of Heart Disease on our society. Learn the best way to deal with heart disease and the steps you can take to prevent it in yourself and your family.

Marilu also speaks to special guests about chiropractic care and plant based diets.


Dr. Debra Pavlovic

Dr. Debra Pavlovic

6am PT – Dr. Debra J. Pavlovic-Okolichany, D.C. discusses Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic and how it is different from other types.

Story of Inspired Care – An Interview with Dr. Debra Pavlovic



J. Morris Hicks

J. Morris Hicks

7am PT – J.Morris Hicks returns to the Marilu Show to discuss Plant-Based Diets and heart health!

Today on the Marilu Show – Tuesday July 9th, 2013

Marilu Henner's Total Memory Makeover

Marilu Henner’s Total Memory Makeover

All things Total Health Makeover! We will discuss why people have such success on THM, hear transformational testimonies of THM lifestyles, and hear from the fabulous coaches, Jan Brandvold and Kyra Richardson!



Jan Brandvold & Kyra Richardson

Jan Brandvold & Kyra Richardson

Jan Brandvold and Kyra Richardson are the mother-daughter team who coach the annual class Viva la Veganon Jan (the mom) is a former restaurant owner, a traveler, an adventurer (skiing, snorkeling, or white-water rafting, anyone?), and not-quite a vegan. She has been married for 43 years, is a mother of two daughters and grandmother of seven. Kyra, who is one of those daughters, is also a wife, and mother of three young boys. She was a vegetarian for six years, then became a vegan when she read Marilu’s book, The 30-Day Total Health Makeover. Since she was already meat-free, giving up dairy was something she knew she could do. Her life radically changed as she actually started eating more vegetables, added regular exercise and married the produce guy (a carnivore – go figure!) at her favorite grocery store. Kyra has now been a vegan for over 14 years! She works full-time as an elementary school librarian.

Take the Sense Memory Quiz!

Brain Food

Brain Food

Take the Sense-Memory Quiz and find out which one of your senses you are the most connected to! This quiz is taken from Marilu’s Best-Seller Total Memory Makeover – Chap. 3 Pg. 51

Number a paper from one to ten. Answer with the corresponding letter for each question. Remember to move quickly and don’t get stuck too long on one question.

1. Which appeals to you most?

a. Corn
b. Lilac
c. Calla lilies
d. Cactus
e. Mango

2. Which is your favorite thing to do on a day off?

a. Go to a movie
b. Spend the day at the beach
c. Visit a museum
d. Participate in sports
e. Dine at your favorite restaurant

3. Which of these are you most likely to collect?

a. Records or CDs
b. Antique books
c. Art and design books
d. Travel or nature books
e. Cookbooks

4. Which is your favorite part of a wedding?

a. Dancing
b. Open bar
c. The ceremony
d. Visiting with friends
e. The food

5. What do you enjoy most about school?

a. Socializing with friends
b. The feeling of fall in the air
c. Learning new information
d. Buying new pencils and supplies
e. The cafeteria

6. Which of the following frightens you the most?

a. Violence
b. Fire
c. Loneliness
d. Floods
e. Famine

7. Which one of these colors appeals to you most?

a. Black
b. Orange
c. Red
d. Rust
e. Yellow

8. Which of these guides you most?

a. A Higher Power
b. Passion
c. Logic
d. The advice of others
e. Instinct

9. Which of these is your favorite part of a romantic evening?

a. The right music
b. Foreplay
c. The way your partner looks
d. Holding hands
e. An intimate dinner

10. Which among these is your favorite holiday?

a. Independence Day
b. Christmas
c. Halloween
d. Valentines Day
e. Thanksgiving

Now add up how many of each letter you answered. The letter you answered the most often is the sense you are most connected to.


Tabulate your answers like these examples. (The following are mine and Lorin’s, showing the order of dominance of each sense.)


4 – B’s: Smell
3 – A’s: Sound
1 – C: Sight
1 – D: Touch
1 – E: Taste


4 – C’s: Sight
2 – A’s: Sound
2 – D’s: Touch
1 – B: Smell
1 – E: Taste

Milk and dairy products cause heart disease, diabetes and osteoporosis — interview with Robert Cohen

Milk is PoisonThe following is part three of an interview with Robert Cohen, author of “Milk, the Deadly Poison,” and

Mike Adams: What is it that drove you to have this kind of interest and energy to pursue the truth about milk and dairy products?

Robert Cohen: Three little girls named Jennifer, Sarah, and Lizzie — my daughters. I wanted them to have healthy bodies. I wanted them not to live four years of high school life with zits all over their body like their dad did. And you know something? They’ve been zit free! No acne, and if you look at my book, Milk A to Z, I take every letter of the alphabet and fill in something about milk. Z is for zits, and we know that these cows are actually being milked before they give birth, and that milk is different milk — it’s milk instructing mammary tissue to grow. Little girls have changed these days, but we find that with the secretion of all of these androgens, the cows are constantly using the androgens to produce other hormones. Teenage acne is improved the second we give up milk. It takes a couple of weeks, and the acne’s gone. And these androgens stimulate the sebaceous glands, which are the glands that cause the acne, cause the zits.

So we find a dairy link to a number of human conditions. And I’m not the first to say this — Dr. Spock said this. Dr. Spock sold 75 million copies of his book on child care. The only book that sold more than Dr. Spock’s book in history is the Bible. Dr. Spock said that no human, no child, no adult needs cow’s milk — it’s a deception on the government’s part to promote. And we’re learning, as I’ve said, more doctors are learning today something they were not taught in medical school. You want to look at the etiology of allergies and diabetes? You look at diabetes, you look at the New England Journal of Medicine, July 31, 1992 — right there, you can look it up! It said that exposure to these bovine proteins, bovine serum lactobumin is a trigger for insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, and a few months later, October of ’92, Scientific America talked about the dairy slogan,”Milk, it does a body good.” It said, “Milk, it does a body good — it sounds a little hollow these days.”

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Be sure to check out Robert on The Marilu Show 06/03

Plant-Based for ALL Patients! Says Kaiser Permanente.

Finally some much needed CLARITY from the “system”

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente

In their Spring 2013 Journal, America’s largest managed care company and hospital system has taken a bold stand on the superiority of plant-based nutrition to promote health. This is big news and deserves widespread distribution. Please share this blog with your doctor.

“Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients…encouraging whole, plant-based foods and discouraging meats, dairy products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.”

Background. Although our medical doctors receive little if any nutritional training in med school, they are the primary gatekeepers when it comes to advising patients about what they should be eating. And since most of the doctors eat the Standard American Diet (the S.A.D.) themselves, naturally that is what they advise their patients to eat. That practice has resulted in the sickest nation on Earth with by far the highest cost of healthcare. But things are finally beginning to change.

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The Permanente Journal: A Nutritional Update to Physicians Regarding Plant-Based Diets


Vegetables on White Background

Plant Based Diets Recommended by Kaiser Permanente Study

The objective of this article is to present to physicians an update on plant-based diets. Concerns about the rising cost of health care are being voiced nationwide, even as unhealthy lifestyles are contributing to the spread of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Forthese reasons,physicianslooking for cost-effective interventionstoimprove health outcomes are becoming more involved in helping their patients adopt healthier lifestyles.Healthy eatingmaybebest achievedwithaplant-baseddiet,whichwedefine as a regimen that encourages whole, plant-based foods and discourages meats, dairy
products, and eggs as well as all refined and processed foods.We present a case study as an example of the potential health benefits of such a diet. Research shows that plant based diets are cost-effective, low-risk interventions that may lower body mass index, blood pressure, HbA1C, and cholesterol levels. They may also reduce the number of medications needed to treat chronic diseases and lower ischemic heart disease mortality rates. Physicians should consider recommending a plant-based diet to all their patients,
especially those with high blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or obesity

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