Dr. Oommen on CJAD AM800

Health Tips of the Week!

October 16, 2018 / educational / recommended

Hello and Welcome!

Once again, we’re very excited to share with you brand new health segments of
Dr. Oommen’s radio appearances on CJAD AM 800 with radio host Andrew Carter. 
All the segments below aired LIVE between September 20th to October 1st, 2018.

Listen to all the segments below, we’re so excited to hear what you think!


Thursday September 20, 2018

In this segment, Dr. Oommen discusses a new study that talks about how taking a baby aspirin per day for primary prevention – preventing your FIRST heart attack or stroke- could potentially have more risks than benefits for older ( >70 years old), otherwise healthy people. In some cases, taking a baby aspirin a day could have benefits outweighing disadvantages but that’s not always the case. Listen to Dr. Oommen talk about the study to learn more!




Friday September 21, 2018

We all love junk food, whether we eat some once in a while, or whether we eat it every single day. Be that as it may, what happens when you stop indulging in junk food for a few days? Does sadness start kicking in? Do you feel more irritable? Do you suddenly start feeling more tired? Do you start craving different things all at the same time? What does this phenomena qualify under? Is it an addiction, is it a habit or is it just a desire? In this segment, Dr. Oommen discusses a new research describing what happens when people stop eating highly processed foods.  Some might compare it to when a person stops smoking, others compare it to alcohol and drugs. Here Dr. Oommen talks about how junk food withdrawal is actually proven to be like cocaine withdrawal. So fascinating!




Monday September 24, 2018

Of all of the calories burnt during the day, around 70% of it is used to keep our organs going. So far, we know that the brain burns close to 320 calories per day. However, does that mean that when you think more, you burn more calories? Let’s find out!




Tuesday September 25, 2018

A new medical study shows roller coasters help in dislodging kidney stones! According to MDs Marc Mitchell and David Wartinger, multiple patients of theirs said that they passed kidney stones while riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster at Walt Disney World. Listen to this segment to learn more about the research!




Wednesday September 26, 2018

A new fascinating research gives hope to those with Spinal Cord Injury. This new study could potentially help spinal cord injury patients regain independent voluntary movements and body functions.  Listen to Dr. Oommen explain the details of this research!




Monday October 1, 2018

Dr. Oommen often says: “Why do individuals eat when they’re not hungry? If we answer that question, we’ve unlocked the secret to weightloss.” The context of this new McGill University study takes us back 20 years ago, where it was proven that intensive lifestyle modification -one on one diet & exercise coaching- could help lose weight and prevent diabetes. However, that concept is intensive and expensive, which is why researchers at McGill University came out with a new, group lifestyle program concept, that just might be more beneficial overall. Listen here!


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