Welcome to Warrior Health. A podcast dedicated to the education of those seeking to find a holistic approach to health and wellness. Each week Dr. Adam Splaver, M.D., will speak to his listeners about a method and blueprint that will integrate every aspect of their physical and spiritual health. Sharing this information so that you too, can enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Do the veins in your legs look overly pronounced? It’s probably worth a trip to your doctor to check for varicose veins. Whether it’s the result of strain from pregnancy, endured trauma or just hereditary, there are treatments available and they’re not the barbaric practices of the past. Varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic issue, they can cause pain, swelling, and even skin ulcers.
Dr. Splaver never in a million years thought he would be talking about measles as a current issue, but with over 750 cases in the U.S. this year there’s a lot of confusion surrounding the issue. Adam goes over the MMR vaccine, some reasons people choose to opt out of it, and how you can protect yourself. Find out who is most at risk, how complications can be deadly and other honest information on risks vs benefits so you can make an informed decision.
Atherosclerosis, a fancy name for the clogging of arteries. Whether it be fats, cholesterol or even nicotine, these blockages can lead to a heart attack. Dr. Splaver warns that symptoms don’t usually occur until an artery is at least 70% blocked. Atherosclerosis can be slowed or stopped but is much harder to reverse. If you have risk factors for coronary disease Dr. Splaver suggests a non-invasive imaging test to stay on top of the issue.
Dr. Splaver often gets asked by patients about the benefits of a fish oil supplement, so today that’s what we’re discussing. Fish oil is an omega-3 fatty acid that most people first hear of in regards to helping their metabolism, giving them more energy, but at its core, fish oil helps maintain cell membranes. Adam explains why a healthy cell membrane is so important to our health and wellbeing but warns that not all brands of fish oil are created equal.
Today we’re discussing the practice of fasting, not for spiritual reasons but for health and wellness. Adam shares his experience on an intense, 5-day ‘extended fast’ and how it helped to reset his metabolism and boost his immune system. More common is the practice of ‘intermittent fasting’, which Adam calls more of an eating strategy than a diet. Fasting can be beneficial in the context of health and wellness but always consult your physician first.
Today Adam has longtime friend and yoga expert, Miriam Amselem, in the studio to talk about living our best life. They discuss how technology today has us available 24/7, doing too much, and feeling rushed. Miriam reminds listeners there is no trophy for being the busiest and that being more focused and deliberate with our time will always get us further. Yoga is a great way to practice mindfulness and simply slow down, something we should all try.
Today we’re joined by special guest, Edwin Fion, whose titles include psychic medium, life coach, motivational speaker, and spiritual advisor. Edwin is here to help us in our daily decision-making, from the mundane to the extraordinary. Edwin says decisions are made from either unconditional love or from fear. He goes on to explain how we can be mindful of what is driving our decisions and warns to be wary of fear’s twin brother, ego, that can charade as unconditional love.
Today Dr. Adam has two guests, Tah and Kole, who are experts in personal development from top to bottom, inside and out. Today they’re talking to listeners about the trauma cycle, how it affects our health and puts our bodies in a state of dis-ease. If you’re familiar with bio-hacking, they take that a step further and help clients to end trauma cycles, get out of toxic thought patterns and take a holistic approach to longevity.
Joining us today on Warrior Health is a special guest and international comedian, Mona Aburmishan. Adam and Mona talk about the profound impact laughter has on our health and well-being. We’ve all heard the saying, ‘laughter is the best medicine’, but there is so much more to it. Did you know when a room of people are laughing together their heartbeats are synchronized? Mona would argue that comedians are modern-day philosophers that can bring people together and facilitate healing.
Adam is joined today by self-protection guru, Nick Balestriere, who has too many qualifications to list. Nick started as a personal trainer and was driven to take his teachings a step further after a client was a victim of an armed robbery. Learning self-protection skills takes mental and physical commitment but it’s something Nick says we should all possess. Your personal safety and protection is your responsibility, are you prepared?
Your Warrior Health host, Dr. Adam, has brought in a special guest, dietician Suzanne Fisher, to help him talk about nutrition. Suzanne is currently working on developing meal planning software and a mobile app to make nutrition easy. With all of the conflicting studies on what is healthy and what is not, Suzanne and Adam discuss some easy lifestyle changes that can make a big impact.
Do you have a love/hate relationship with traveling? Who doesn’t love seeing new places, or maybe you’re simply required to travel, either way, it can be very taxing. From diet and exercise to sleep patterns, traveling can make it easy to stray from our normal schedule and tough to get back on. Before setting off on his own travels, Dr. Adam shares his tips and tricks for maintaining some normalcy while away from home.
Have you ever had a fight with a friend? Did you hold on to the anger, resentment, negative energy longer than you should have? Today, Adam pulls from his personal life to share with listeners the importance of forgiveness. Those other feelings are a natural reaction but don’t dwell in them. Take responsibility for your part, apologize, but most importantly, forgive; give yourself permission to let go of the negative energy.
Do you know the difference between sadness and depression? In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam explains how the two differ and warns that the most common treatment isn’t necessarily the best. There are a number of contributing factors that can be addressed naturally rather than simply blunting the feelings with pills. Let Dr. Adam encourage you to avoid the quick fix and explore a more holistic approach.
There are many people nowadays that follow a salt-restricted diet believing it is healthier for them but is that really the case? In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam explains how salt can work against and for your body. It is not always the case that salt is bad for you, it has a number of health benefits and help regulate your body. Follow along in this episode as Dr. Adam explains how a salt-restricted diet may not be the best option.
Responsibility is an important aspect of life but where in your life do you lack responsibility? In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam explains how an irresponsible patient had him examining his own life to see where he is irresponsible. In the end, we’re only human and taking responsibility in all aspects of our life 100% of the time is difficult. Join Dr. Adam in this episode as he explains that we should not just judge others on their lack of responsibility but also examine our own lives.
Sometimes the results you want don’t come to you without effort. In this episode of Warrior Heath, Dr. Adam talks about the power of persistence. Dr. Adam recounts a story of a situation that, without persistence and determination, wouldn’t have turned out the way he desired. Follow along in this episode as Dr. Adam explains how persistence and unwavering commitment is the way to your desired results.
What is the thyroid? Why would it be overactive or underactive be a problem? In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam explains just what a thyroid is and does. Complications with your thyroid can cause you to gain or lose weight and cause other unhealthy symptoms in your body. Follow along in today's episode to learn just how important your thyroid is to your overall health.
Small things can make a big difference over time. In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam discusses the “Core Four”. Dr. Adam explains that your body, being, balance, and business are all connected. Following a daily ritual to improve these connected areas can help you grow as a person. Follow along in this episode to see just how these four elements helped Dr. Adam in his day to day life and how they could help you as well.
IBS is a wastebasket diagnosis. In this episode of Warrior Health, Adam discusses Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome. IBS is often the go-to diagnosis for stomach problems. Often times a Doctor must investigate a little further with IBS symptoms to get to the root of the problem. Follow along in this episode and learn the multiple different causes from stomach and digestion problems.
Would you be surprised to discover that doctors don't even really know that much about vitamins? In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam discusses the importance of vitamins. Adam recalls that during his whole education to become a Doctor they only trained him on health and nutrition for two weeks. They train Doctors to be experts in medications but not experts in vitamins, so Adam had to educate himself. Follow along in this episode and discover the benefit of vitamins.
Everyone at some time will experience the loss of a loved one. In this episode of “Warrior Health” Adam discusses the topic of mourning. Many people don't understand that mourning is a process. It takes time to heal and completely move on. Having the ability to share your pain is the key to going through the process. Follow along in this episode and gain more understanding and empathy for the grieving process.
We can prevent a lot of our health problems by being proactive. In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam discusses the importance of screenings. A lot of the cancers that are out there can be avoided simply by discovering it in its early stages. We don’t have to suffer needlessly. Follow along in this episode and discover the screenings that are highly beneficial for your health.
It's time to talk about sex. In this episode of Warrior Health, Adam talks about a sensitive yet hard subject to talk about. Erectile dysfunction can cause a lot of frustration and even depression. Is it a blood flow problem or a physiological? Follow along in this episode and learn the different reasons why this dysfunction could be happening.
Everyone gets the common cold, but everyone doesn't really know what it is or how they get it. In this episode of Warrior Health, Adam discusses how many people run to their Doctor and request antibiotics when they experience a running nose and a cough. There are literally 100 different cold viruses which makes preventing them impossible to do. Follow along in this episode and discover the difference between viral and bacterial infections.
Quality and quantity of food during the holiday time can be a very real issue. Dr. Splaver talks about a few ways to help you make it through the holiday season without eating unhealthy foods . . . or too much!
Pre-diabetes is far more rampant than most people realize. In today’s episode of Warrior Health, Adam discusses in detail Metabolic Syndrome. The S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) is the cause of this condition being so prominent. A lot of the food we consume contains a nice killer ingredient called High Fructose Corn Syrup. Follow along in today’s episode and educate yourself with the knowledge to obtain better health.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver discusses the very real condition of Broken Heart Syndrome. A person can experience a traumatic event so severe that they will have the symptoms and signs of a major heart attack. It is important to find your zen and peace which is crucial in calming your mind and ultimately improving your health.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver takes on the topic of Flu Shots and Vaccinations. Over the past several years there has been much discussion about the necessity and dangers of vaccines, and if the benefits outweigh the risks. Discussing your particular situation with your physician as to whether or not you are a high-risk patient and would benefit from the flu shot every year is always advised.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver discusses some was to not only improve the quantity of your life but the quality. Staying active, physically and mentally fit as well as engaged in healthy relationships will significantly enhance the longevity of life. Start investing in you to see a better return on that investment.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver covers the important topic of Health Insurance. There are many things to consider when shopping for a Health Insurance Product. Too many people focus one just the Premium but not the many other important factors that will affect not only their pocket book, but essentially the quality of care they could receive. Do your research, ask questions and look at the product on the whole. Your life and health are worth the time, and not the consequences.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver discusses how meditation is not just the ability to sit and be still, but it is scientifically proven to improve your cardiovascular health. By learning to breathe and clear your mind, it allows you to take pause, make space and view your mind in a non-judgemental way; while bringing your heart variable into alignment and improving your life.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver discusses the importance of sleep not only for your body but also your mind, hormonal balance and cardiovascular system. Rest is a major player in your overall health, and without proper sleep, your body has no time to recover or process the information it has taken in during the day. Develop healthy habits to ensure a solid 7 hours of sleep; your body, mind, and heart will thank you for it.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver discusses how exercise is not only essential for maintaining your physical health but your cognitive health as well. Starting small and conditioning your mind and body to adapt to a new lifestyle, will ensure success in the long term. Grab a buddy and hit the gym, or take a class; it doesn't matter what you do, but do something.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver answers questions and takes away the mystery behind Cholesterol; it's function and what it is exactly. With three different types of derivatives, it is essential to be aware of your levels and how to lower or raise them if needed. Diet, supplements, and exercise are important but specific medications may be necessary for some instances.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver discusses Diabetes. A critical and in most cases, preventable condition, that left untreated can cause many additional life-threatening problems. There are natural and medicinal ways to control your blood sugar and improve your health. Being consistent and persistent will help you to reap the benefits of a long, healthy life.
In this episode of Warrior Health, Dr. Adam Splaver discusses the life-altering event that changed the course of his life forever. Having an open mind to alternative solutions to medical needs can create an improved quality of life in certain situations. Diet, exercise, supplements and a healthy sleep cycle can lower blood pressure and regulate hormone levels. Invest in your health and adopt a healthy lifestyle by making small changes for significant impact.
Welcome to Warrior Health. Dr. Adam Splaver, M.D. is a successful Clinical Cardiologist, who began a journey to find a method to integrate all of the aspects of his life; physical well-being, spirituality, relationships and business. In doing so he was able to take a holistic approach to enjoy a happy and healthy lifestyle. There is more to healthcare then pills and medications. It's a lifestyle change to change your life.