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Dr. Christopher Mohr is an expert in sports nutrition, weight loss and essential fatty acids.

Dr. Christopher MohrOmega-3If you are a regular listener to HealthQuestPodcast.com, you know I think omega-3 fatty acids are perhaps the most important single nutrient you can take. Especially marine based omega-3 (as opposed to plant based omega-3). Second only maybe to a multi-vitamin supplement. If you listen to our collection of interviews on fish oil omega-3 you will understand why this nutrient is foundational to your health. My personal opinion is that if you don’t increase omega-3 AND reduce omega-6 in your diet and if your omega-3 is deficient, you will be challenged to be fully healthy. The deficiency of omega-3 is epidemic and is a major factor in every inflammatory condition. Again, this is my personal opinion. Click on the Omega-3 image in the upper right to see all of our interviews on omega-3.

In this interview with Dr. Christopher Mohr, we will discuss the challenges of weight loss and the importance of omega-3. Dr. Mohr is a recognized expert in weight loss, sports nutrition and training, fitness and exercise, inflammation, heart disease, prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity, whole food nutrition and dietary supplement use for disease prevention, essential  fatty acids, fish oil supplementation, lifestyle changes for improved health and mental performance.

“Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for disease prevention and increased quality of life. Aside from their benefit on the heart, brain, and other areas of the body you can’t “feel” on a daily basis, they also help with joint fluidity and pain reduction, which are very tangible issues. The benefits received from obtaining adequate levels of omega-3 fats go on forever, and I believe they should be as “mainstream” as a simple multivitamin.” —Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD

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About Dr. Christopher Mohr

Dr. Christopher Mohr, PhD RD is a nutrition spokesperson and consultant to a number of media outlets and corporations including the The Dairy Council, Clif Bar, Subway, Cardioviva and Nordic Naturals. He is a consulting Sports Nutritionist for the Cincinnati Bengals and is also the Sports Nutritionist for Under Armour’s Training Council. Through his company Mohr Results, Inc., he works with all types of individuals from soccer moms to collegiate and professional athletes.

He is on the Advisory Board for Men’s Fitness Magazine and has written over 500 articles for consumer publications, such as Men’s Fitness, Weight Watchers, Men’s Health and Fitness, to name a few. Dr. Mohr has Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition from The Pennsylvania State University and University of Massachusetts, respectively. He earned his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Registered Dietitian. To contact Chris, email him at Chris@MohrResults.com

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Learn Dr. Murray’s recommendations for stress and receive a FREE PDF copy of his book.

Dr. Michael MurrayBrain SupportEveryone has stress. Even happy events are stressful. It is even more challenging if one has anxiety and/or insomnia. It is difficult to be happy and healthy if one is overburdened with stress. If you are anxious and don’t sleep well it is difficult for your body to recharge and remain energetic. There are powerful natural therapies and nutritional supplements that can provide profound benefit. If fact, if you are missing or deficient in some of the key nutrients then you will continue to face challenges. There are many lifestyle factors that you can incorporate such as exercise, diet, positive mental visualization etc that can provide powerful results. While some medications may be useful, medications do not address the other missing elements in your life.

Dr. Murray has written a book on the subject entitled Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia –  What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know. You can receive a FREE PDF copy of this book by going to DoctorMurray.com. His book can provide you with a good foundation of what you can do to relieve stress and anxiety. If you need to sleep better this book will be invaluable. All you need to do is register your email address and name.

What is Anxiety? (excerpt from DoctorMurray.com)
Anxiety is an unpleasant emotional state ranging from mild unease to intense fear. But while fear is a rational response to a real danger, anxiety usually lacks a clear or realistic cause. Though some anxiety is normal and, in fact, healthy, higher levels of anxiety are not only uncomfortable, they can lead to significant problems.

StressWhat are the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety?
Anxiety is often accompanied by a variety of symptoms. The most common relate to the chest, such as heart palpitations (awareness of a more forceful or faster heartbeat), throbbing or stabbing pains, a feeling of tightness and inability to take in enough air, and a tendency to sigh or hyperventilate. Anxiety can also cause tension in the back and neck muscles, which often leads to headaches, back pains and muscle spasms. Other symptoms can include excessive sweating, dryness of mouth, dizziness, digestive disturbances, and the constant need to urinate or defecate.

People with anxiety usually have a constant feeling that something bad is going to happen. They may fear that they have a chronic or dangerous illness—a belief that is reinforced by the symptoms of anxiety. Inability to relax may lead to difficulty in getting to sleep and to constant waking through the night.

What Causes Anxiety?
Anxiety can be the result of both physical and psychological factors. For example, extreme stress can definitely trigger anxiety, and so can certain stimulants like caffeine. Anxiety can also be triggered by elevations in blood lactic acid level. Lactic acid is the final product in the breakdown of blood sugar (glucose) when there is a lack of oxygen.

Which Dietary Factors are Important in Anxiety?
There are at least seven nutritional factors that may be responsible for triggering anxiety by raising blood lactic acid levels: caffeine, sugar, deficiency of B vitamins, deficiency of calcium or magnesium, alcohol and food allergies. Simply avoiding caffeine, sugar, alcohol and any foods that trigger allergies, along with boosting B vitamins, calcium and magnesium, can go a long way in relieving anxiety. In fact, cutting out caffeine alone often results in the complete elimination of symptoms. Your diet should also be rich in foods that have higher levels of B vitamins, such as leafy vegetables, whole grains and legumes. Foods high in calcium and magnesium include sea vegetables, sesame seeds, milk and dairy products, and leafy green vegetables.

Anxiety responds quite well to a natural approach, but I have found that without learning how to calm both your mind and body, natural medicines do not work as well. Among the easiest methods to quiet the body and mind are relaxation exercises. Some of the popular techniques are meditation, prayer, progressive relaxation, self-hypnosis and biofeedback. The type of relaxation technique best for each person is totally individual; I have found that audiotape relaxation programs are the most effective at quieting the mind. The important thing is to set aside at least five to 10 minutes each day for whichever technique you choose. (excerpt from DoctorMurray.com.….READ MORE…..

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FREE BOOK
This book provides insight into the many causes of unhealthy stress, and explains why the drug approach generally doesn’t work. It gives practical advice and guidance on how to cope with stress naturally, along with tips and strategies for all aspects of stress management, from managing time and relationships to healthy eating, exercise, and achieving a positive attitude. In this book you will learn:

  • What stress is and where it comes fromStress_Anxiety_Insomnia
  • The difference between “good stress” and “bad stress”
  • How to develop positive coping strategies, and avoid unnecessary stress
  • To address the underlying causes of stress instead of just treating the symptoms
  • How to use the positive power of stress to ramp up your passion for living
  • What is keeping you awake, the downside of sleeping pills, and how to improve sleep quality naturally
  • The critical role blood sugar plays in stress, weight gain, and insomnia
  • The negative effects of excess cortisol
  • How to nourish your body and your brain with natural dietary supplements and herbal medicines
  • The key nutrients that can protect against stress and anxiety

About Dr. Michael Murray
Dr. Murray is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health. His research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for a best-selling line of dietary supplements from Natural Factors, where he is Director of Product Development. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.

One of the great myths about natural medicines is that they are not scientific. The fact of the matter is that for most common illnesses there is greater support in the medical literature for a natural approach than there is for drugs or surgery.” Dr. Murray.

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141 – Boosting Your Brain Power – My Interview with Dr. Thomas Shea

Clinical nutritional science has shown conclusively that supplements of specific nutrients can improve both structure and function of our brains,. Brain cells have been shown to be very receptive to certain nutrients. A brain that is well nourished will always do better than one that is nutrient deprived.

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140 – The Clinical Benefits of Korean Ginseng – My Interview with Gregg Noll

Ginseng is known as the world’s most powerful adaptogenic herb. It is also known as the “King of Herbs”. An adaptogenic herb is an herb that assists the body to adapt and adjust to maintain balance and optimal health. Ginseng is considered one of the wonder drugs of nature.

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139 – Omega-3 and Mental Health Research – My Interview with Capt. Joseph Hibbeln, MD

In this interview Dr. Hibbeln will describe some of his research and the important implications for mental health. His research at the time of this interview was to determine if omega-3 fatty acids can reduce suicide behaviors. He also discusses the role of omega-3 for depression and their importance to pregnant and nursing mothers as well as their children.

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138 – The Powerful Potential of Probiotics – My Interview with Natasha Trenev

I ate my first yogurt in 1971 and it happened to be Continental yogurt which was created by Natasha Trenev’s father. I took acidophilus on my first trip to Mexico around that same time to aid my digestive health while traveling. So over 50 years ago I began to appreciate the importance of digestive bacteria.

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137 – Natural Relief for Migraine Headaches – My Interview with Dr. Raj Aggarwal, MD

Doctors and researchers are discovering that nutrition is a viable way to reduce headaches, reduce severity and frequency and potentially lead to reduction or elimination of the need for medications. In this interview with Dr. Raj Aggarwal, we will discuss the cause of migraines and what you can do. Dr. Aggarwal discusses the 10 things you should do to best manage your headaches.

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136 – Overcoming Iron Deficiency Anemia – My Interview with Dr. Erin Stokes, ND

Many years ago, I discovered Blood Builder by MegaFood. This is an amazing supplement. It is the perfect supplement for women struggling with iron deficiency anemia. First of all it works seemingly much better than ferrous sulfate. Women feel much better when taking Blood Builder. It does not upset the stomach or cause constipation.

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135 – My Interview with Daniel Fabricant – CEO, Natural Products Association

I think the heading of this podcast sounds intriguing considering the decades long animosity between the FDA and the natural products industry. Dr. Daniel Fabricant holds the unique position of being involved with FDA regulation of nutritional supplement manufacturers to becoming the Executive Director and CEO of the nation’s only trade association for natural products.

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134 – The Benefits of Omega-3 Fatty Acids – My Interview with Brenda Watson

This interview is Part 2 of our 4 part series on Brenda’s H.O.P.E. program. High fiber, Omega-3 oils, Probiotics, and Enzymes. Her message is straight forward. One of the most important things a person can do when they have digestive issues is evaluate how to incorporate these 4 elements

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