Mar 9, 2017|
Tommy talks with Melinda Sothern, Professor and Jim Finks Endowed Chair in Health Promotion at LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health, about the consequences of being overweight or obese.
Tommy talks to Kevin in Metairie about his wife's need for medication to cope with constant, chronic pain.
Tommy talks to WWL-TV reporter Meg Farris about a new report that New Orleans had more drug-related deaths than homicides.
Tommy talks to State Representative Cameron Henry about the current state and the future of TOPS.
Tommy talks to David Howard, Professor in the Dept. of Health Policy and Management at Emory University, about the state of Obamacare going forward.
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Discussion of as a country Heidi decide who to now and who not it's an article is somebody go blind when there is treatment. And you don't have means so maybe that's when we really page in and now I'm glad you called Raman. Did you have the surgery it. He's gonna say Sampras theory animal in the southern joins us right now professor. And Jim thinks endowed chair. In health. Promotion and LA issue to help new all in school of public health to morning Melinda. You must have liked the business card. Like just because there's in doubt fun nobody is used title leads you street. Now it's an odd that representative bank account. Which pleased about it for research in childhood obesity. Think in this Everett looks very union Leland for another job just put that that'll tournament. You would not does is it. Are people given up on how much they wasting you know what. It is by bigger pants are going to be fine. According to this report it looks like there's trend and that. Especially in the most overweight I had given up and I'm not trying to lose weight. But it's still like oh lord but the job was to recognize that having excess weight. Will promote disease and they continue to try and and with some success. Provided they have enough support and that's key. I haven't. Elliptical machine and treadmill. Nice stuff you know I'm not trying to bring him to saying it's not it is health club quality stuff and it's in my home so I have no excuse not to use of other than. The recent knee replacement. But I got to sign up in the room to remind the really why am doing that and it's his feet knees and diabetes. And that's what I'm trying to avoid but. I mean did you shoot people may be are we looking at it from the wrong way in terms of motivation instead of doing it for looks. Should we think of it says you know what he needs in year. It's either going to be glad that other guy got a loss. And you won't have to worry about the heart disease or diabetes etc. are people yeah as far as you know still looking ended as a beauty thing if you will look saying Andy's that would be different if they looked at it medically. I think it depends on your age of course the younger. Population. They don't recognize down the road how bad except wait is going to gradually over time contribute to that disease states. Older individuals and probably are and the symptoms may be high cholesterol high blood pressure knee problems that it is in your case so they recognize that. It was an effect joke but it months. It was a sad joke. That you Sydney's is in your case talking about obesity on the idea and just season and just season with a yet woods tees and easy and it has outlets. We think that's important. Your radio audience to understand is that the earlier you become excessively overweight. The more detrimental to your house so if you can delayed becoming really overweight when you're younger. And then keep keep from getting old. That category of obesity which is about you know 3540 pounds overweight you can keep that less and that when you're young. That you have and you know you really low risk later life at having no problems because people peace sell themselves. Unfortunately when you get them over time. They're toxic. And over time they did in all parts of body in the car all kinds of problems. And the hormones bassist decreased. Are the ones that control appetite and control. Your ability to feel satisfied with you eat we'll go to increase it would come elected double whammy at these toxic cells. Caught in disease and then you have these chemicals in the brain the more we really wanted to be disease and so. That I think that's key in it's it's it's it's funny because the very thing that's gonna. Make your brains being better. Is that exercise if you as you mentioned and also eating healthy is. It's not just eating the right amount of food which I think is important we do really all too much. But it's choosing those foods that are high in chemicals. That reduce inflammation. That sells and trying to promote. Are ready jaguar opinion poll here at WWL asking you are you concerned about your weight and that that can mean a whole lot of things from you don't have a weight problem. Do you do when you just don't care but 77%. Right now. Highly unscientific they are saying yes there again Yasser guests doctor Melinda southern. Professor. And Jim thinks endowed chair in health promotion at LSU health new loans. School of medicine and she's it was only also from one of New Orleans top female achievers and for that. She posed gleefully on on a playground says you don't think we do our research. Hot. I have to laugh about that because. I think that that was the death trap with the intentional act if I play with children I get paid click until. Well that's good. That's good. Any authorities know of this. Yet and you'd need. You actually broke some ground when it comes to. Obesity in children and I'm gonna try to get some tips from the doctors southern if I can for example I have a tremendous. Sweeter John not a salty I'm a sweet guy and I guess some times it breaks down day you one way or the other. The somebody tell me and especially after a beef like crave sweets and if you brush your teeth that's a good way. To kinda woman only maintain good oral hygiene but to take away that sweet craving good idea. Sound like a good idea but I'm not sure that as an Einstein. What we recommend is about selecting and a dessert that. Fruit because treated very sweet. And especially. Super foods like that raspberry and and can't look disputes that have those real high up and answered I'm from could go to. For comfort desserts and it's a good way to get one of those five servings of fruits and vegetables. Intra day if you act sister freed after dinner purpose. So doctors southern Shiite prisoners they mr. doctor southern. OK I don't wanna give me your personal lines the millions who this. Like on the obviously. Now. You know American gladiator. Wanted to throw it seriously. Dale it's like to Beck nails indulgence. Com so when you. Bomb go out deed and he did I mean you know you see like you in terms of beating. Because it is going to be slapped his hand tailored Aetna knockdown drag out over of the Red Bull or something you know. Nobody can say this is if they were weak and how people eat them. So there and at least I. You know what Duncan led you said that because the same thing with me have been gone through this thing where. And realize don't buy him don't bring an announcement Denning at the sweet craving a scenario brush twenty Ryan in Metairie hide your indebted WL. I am doing well sir and tell doctor southern alone. A sudden Ryan Ryan of the. At quarterback the southern oil though multiple mental picture that you beat for the emperor of the Potomac approach to the so having not enough clean up. Q what notre falls into that work problem but it really the recovery although there are way but does that contribute. Lean muscle mass with churches their homeland. So if you've if you. Seeing. You know a lot of Lima amassed from exercise and eating healthy. It is actually going to prevent. All of the diseases that being overweight. Promote. That is if you get them away and there aren't individuals who put on leave them out besides. Using steroids and drinking you know except that potent. In liquid form that not help much more it's okay amp approach in which you often need. Other sources of protein and you meet fiber in your diet and that's very important. But there's the direct relationship between how much we monthly you have. And risk for disease so the more clean up that you have the lower your risk for heart disease a little arguments for diabetes. And that's why exercise is such a magic tool. For preventing disease because when Oakmont over trained. They can handle. The toxins that come from the fat cells much better they can handle the the hormone that mr. created that helped bring to eat too much much better. So that is out. What we tell everybody in the anyway which is increasing physical activity if you can increase that up and especially if you get older. Under the terms it's kind of a pain he termed called sore puppy yeah. Without opinion means that you lack the muscle. You black and also necessary. To have normal metabolism and a lot of elderly people because they don't lose their sedentary are in that situation and that's why there. There are they get dementia at higher risk for cancer all of these. Method is these events that it would not having. A very good question. Only get back to the the question they came up earlier about on television shows that. And I don't think glamorize. Being 600 pounds blew it. Then there is one my 600 pound lives and there are other shows with people under heavy and does that. Hurt the cause memorial and and in some ways make it's for people more acceptable to be grossly overweight. And that certainly research that suggests that what we want a TV you know can promote ST unhealthy. And can keep that and trained and the TV and keep from being physically active. But these shows that over dramatize. The situation. I think they're. Bit they're the kind of a double edged sword in one respect that kind of promote empathy and a some and we look at these individuals and we. We want them to be healthier and we can see that was causing them some and not. Get healthy is an environment that's not allowed them to change and and frankly a medical system that. Doesn't quite support. You know these people who are there genetically promoted to be a BC is definitely support. Stopping me from getting to that point we're not very very good. Act providing nutrition counseling exercise counseling. As part of wreck regular medical care. And that's something that you know really needs to be changed and we really need to prioritize that over. Other types our medical treatment they want to stop that train into that very very severe obesity. It takes here in some lenders says they thought they could keep working out. And running I guess I mean weightlifting. Until there were nine years old along as they never sub that they didn't plan on the body. Break it down around them and lord knows I can identify with that. Com what do you what do you tell people liked him. Yeah interestingly I used to train an eighty year old ultra marathon runner. I'm not added weight lifting to get routine that he actually get you know get help improve the ability to run improved. But I doubt that the weight training appropriately in this is very very important people weight train that cap to allow the body time after the training sessions to recover and all that you are. The longer it takes. So you don't wanna wait train everyday absolutely not and in some cases you may wanna rest two days in between weight training because the muscles become stronger. After you that waits not journey during your breaking them down. But you know sometimes it takes human being treated depending on how hard you work chip awful for them to recover. So that'll stop that that that problem you know doing going. Going bad because he didn't you know he didn't wrap up enough for that information to lower and the muscles to regenerate. Elderly people can regenerate their muscles and and well into the night it's it's been shown very very clearly in the literature. Is it com. A given that age you go from thirty to forty to fifty to sixty. You gonna have to stop push in the heavyweights and kind of backed off a little bit and have a different goal may be lighter weights and more reps. I think it's very individual but the good question and I think that you need to listen to your body and set up. For the three month training routine and see how your body responds because it's different for every month some people can actually keep. Lifting heavy weight that they inventive. Into the elderly years others may need to kick back because they have some degenerative. Problem's been that they may have some underlying genetic inflammatory disease that undetectable. But you know common medical tests can accept that the antibody response. When he did anybody tell you what what what you need. When Mary Joseph one more tech suits as my wife has been trying to lose weight after I lost fifty pounds. I've found that I'm whole quote hard on her because. I wondered to succeed but I feel them discouraging her so much that she doesn't even like bringing it up any more what's the best thing I can do. To encourage my wife to succeed for reference she isn't huge she's about five wood to. And a 160 done under 65 dollars and around time six and lost fifty pounds. Get meets about once 65 and 17 cricket I wouldn't it. To recognize that women want to. Keep weight on their bodies that that the natural things threat because the top child bearing. But and it's also much more typically the women age to keep the weight off because. We actually go into. A state where we become vitamin. Will gain weight so it's in some ways it's a little bit harder for women. Really strongly encourage him to just complements our whenever he's seen. Hurt selecting healthy foods are doing some type of physical activity just turn it around he always just compliment and when you see her choosing healthy things. And just maybe try to re directed to see. Is something that's unhealthy you know for example we can possibly. The fridge refrigerator which you maybe wanna do that instead of death and said the note and leave and then the next time you're selecting breeds that and a lot of great reflected from. From what about did parents Knology Gupta this with a young women because there if you if you watch. Come to any kind of you litter or read any literature about Adobe. Anorexia can erect CEO or or bully me it'll make you terrified to tell young lady anything about her weight how how do you approach that was a young teenage girl isn't any different with a with a young teenage boy your preteen boys noticing into having. It's it's definitely. Work and the women upset with the the research shows that boys are also at risk. And acting. Again you need to figure out what motivates them and in boys that can step export perform and their ability to be athletic. If you can use that to. They vote you eat the threat there it's gonna you know make a couple perform better. And girls it's more about appearance and fortunately. But you need to downplay. Part of that that includes the words back. And say you know your skin is going to be pretty if you'd see these type of the time an accident and if you exercise. That's really gonna improve the look of your skin and your hair. And did not make it out bodies side but more about the health benefits of exercise and and free and they didn't. You know act more fruits and vegetables and more healthy lead proteins. It's been delightful and informative thank you doctor we'll talk to you again. Yeah I appreciate that thank the leadership and. You dead Melinda southern professor and Jim thinks announced here in health. Promotion at LSU held the lone school of public health.