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Show 1034: How to Stay Healthy with Minimal Medications

Show 1034: How to Stay Healthy with Minimal Medications

Americans take a lot of pills with the goal of staying healthy-pills to lower cholesterol, pills to control blood pressure, even pills to keep bones strong. How can we use fewer pills but still maximize our health?
What Is Exercise Good For?
It shouldn't be surprising to learn that both diet and exercise are important pieces of the puzzle. But what kind of exercise? What does it really do?
What Should We Be Eating to Stay Healthy?
And what should we be eating to stay healthy? For years, we've been told to watch out for butter and cheese, and turn instead to vegetable oils high in polyunsaturated fats.

But was that advice ill-advised? We'll discuss the recently disclosed results of a study done decades ago that suggest concentrating on vegetable oil, especially corn oil, as the primary source of fat in the diet might not help you stay healthy, despite the conventional wisdom.
Sleeping Pills and Allergy Drugs:
Commonly used prescription and over-the-counter medications can sometimes int