Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

New Approaches to a Healthy Life

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Catch these great tips to improve your health and longevity.
Air Date: 9/5/17
Duration: 23:36
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Robin Miller, MD
Dr. Robin MillerDr. Robin Miller is an established author (The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife and Beyond and Kids Ask the Doctor) and has gathered the knowledge, insights and anecdotes offered in this book over the course of 33 years of treating patients using the principles of integrative medicine. Board certified in Internal Medicine, she trained with Andrew Weil as an Integrative Medicine Fellow at University of Arizona. She is currently Medical Director of Triune Integrative Medicine, a highly innovative integrative medicine clinic in Medford, Oregon. She blogs regularly for Sharecare.com, an interactive health and wellness website founded in conjunction with Dr. Mehmet Oz, where she serves as Executive Advisory Board member.Robin is also a medical reporter and a regular correspondent for KOBI-5, the NBC affiliate in Southern Oregon.
  • Book Title: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Midlife and Beyond and Kids Ask the Doctor
  • Guest Facebook Account: Facebook.com/DocRobinMiller & Facebook.com/Healed
  • Guest Twitter Account: @RMillerMD
New Approaches to a Healthy Life
With the wealth of information available, sometimes you just want some simple tips to improve your health and longevity.

  • The MTHFR gene codes how folic acid is processed. The resulting L-methylfolate amino acid is responsible for dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine production. This gene helps you feel good. Most people have one mutation while many have two. Boosting L-methylfolate can reduce depression and improve IBS symptoms. A cheek swab test is covered by insurance.
  • Those with a college education tend to live longer.
  • Your tough childhood tends to fade by age 50.
  • Men do well for a long life in a stable marriage. Women need a happy marriage.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Reduce consumption of red meat, egg yolks and farmed fish.
  • Improve your gut health.
  • Chocolate can help with blood flow. Dark chocolate can also help with chronic coughing.
  • Work on losing weight at a rate of no more than one pound per week so your body maintains balance. Find what works for you long-term.
  • Ballroom dance builds neural networks, no matter how good you are. It helps with Parkinson’s and dementia.
Listen as Dr. Robin Miller joins Dr. Holly Lucille to share how small actions can provide big benefits for your health.