Health Optimization

The psychology of believing in free will

Posted on Oct 11, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the July 2, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show From coffee table books and social media to popular science lectures, it seems it has has become increasing fashionable for neuroscientists, philosophers and other commentators to tell anyone that will listen that free will is a myth. But why is this debate relevant to anyone but a philosophy student keen to impress a potential date? Actually, a growing body of evidence from psychology suggests belief in free will matters enormously for our behaviour. It is also becoming clear...

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Toddlers are consuming way too much sugar. Study shows many exceed adult recommendations.

Posted on Sep 4, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the June 11, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show   A little of the sweet stuff is okay; the American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 6 teaspoons of added sugar a day for women and 9 teaspoons daily for men Time. Americans love affair with sugar starts at a very early age as many toddlers are consuming added sugar at levels that exceed the maximum amount recommended for adults, a new study has found. Added sugar consumption starts for many before their first birthday and increases with age as toddlers...

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Exercise might make you happier — even if you rarely work out

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the May 21, 2018 Advanced Medicine Show Originally published May 20, 2018 at 7:00 am A new review of research linked physical activity to better moods. (Marijan Murat/AP) A new review of research shows that even minimal exercise — as little as once a week or 10 minutes a day — could make a difference. By  GRETCHEN REYNOLDS  The New York Times | article from Seattle Times Small amounts of exercise could have an outsize effect on happiness. According to a new review of research about good moods and physical activity,...

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Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One.

Posted on May 29, 2018 in Health Optimization

Hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article on the January 2, 2018  Advanced Medicine Show Happiness has little to do with it. Research suggests meaning in your life is important for well-being. Volunteering to help children, for example, or to take care of a pet can improve your well-being, research suggests. CreditIgor Kovalenko/European Pressphoto Agency My favorite medical diagnosis is “failure to thrive.” Not because patients are failing to thrive — that part makes me sad. But because of the diagnosis’s bold proposition: Humans, in their natural state, are...

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Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar – January 2, 2018

Posted on May 28, 2018 in Chronic Disease, Health Optimization, Heavy Metals, Medical Rewind

If you missed Advanced Medicine with Dr. Rashid A. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell, be sure to go to www.MedicalRewind.com to listen to the show replay.   Get ready to learn things not traditionally taught to medical doctors! Some of the things you will hear Dr. Buttar and Robert talk about in this week’s show are: Finding Purpose for a Good Life. But Also a Healthy One – Only about a quarter of Americans strongly endorse having a clear sense of purpose and of what makes their lives meaningful, while nearly 40 percent either feel neutral or say they don’t. This is both a social and...

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The Indoor Air Quality Epidemic + 6 Natural Solutions

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 in Health Optimization

Do you ever think about the quality of your indoor air? Indoor air quality is an often forgotten aspect of our lives that can seriously impact our health. Indoor air pollutants can cause a wide range of health problems including eye, nose, and throat irritation or as serious as respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer. According to the EPA, our indoor environment is two to five times more toxic than our outdoor environment and on average Americans are spending about 90 percent of their lives indoors! (1) I’m about to share some scary yet very helpful indoor air quality facts plus...

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