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The Dr. Joe Galati Podcast

A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Joe Galati was raised in a family where good nutrition and family were ways of life. Today, his practice, Liver Specialists of Texas and the Metabolic Liver Center (Fatty Liver Disease Clinic), is devoted to the care of patients with all facets of liver diseases, obesity, fatty liver, and related disorders. Based in Houston, Texas, Dr.Galati is an expert “physician-communicator”, and brings his listeners the information they need to to get on a healthy path to wellness, understand what’s needed to remain healthy, with a solid foundation of food and nutrition. Each week he is joined by experts from around the world to shed light on these important topics to keep America healthy. Since 2003, Dr. Galati has created consumer-oriented radio programming on health and wellness, producing and hosting “Your Health First,” a one-hour radio program each weekend, heard on iHeart Radio’s 740 am KTRH. When he’s not practicing medicine, Dr. Galati is an avid photographer and is a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, supporting entrepreneurs in all corners of the world. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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Handing our Veggies to His Patients? Get Outta Here!

In this episode, Dr. Joe Galati discusses several worthwhile health and wellness stories in the news, and explains his "produce giveaway" program in his office. Yes, he gives our vegetables to his patients in an effort to support good eating habits. He also talks about some new research showing that doing pushups is a very good indicator of cardiovascular health and future risk for heart disease. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 May 2019

Rank #1

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Eat Like a Sicilian

In Episode 6, Dr. Joe Galati shares his experience while on the road traveling to Sicily. With his Sicilian roots, Dr. Galati digs deep into the Sicilian culture through the centuries, and how all of this has impacted the food that is eaten on this relatively small island just off the coast of Italy. Sicily embodies the best of the "Mediterranean Diet", but with their own twist. With a diet high in local vegetables, fruits, nuts, herbs and spices, and of course, olive oil, the Sicilian way of eating is optimal for health and wellness.Dr. Galati is joined by Eszter Vajda, an expert new anchor, reporter, and journalist, who is the creator and co-executive producer of "You Me & Sicily!" with Alfred M. Zappala. A true Sicilian expert, Eszter shares some of her experiences with Dr. Galati about both the history and culture of Sicily, but also the food.One of the olive oils from Sicily to consider using is ASARO Olive Oil. We are all eager to hear from you regarding the Sicilian way of eating. Can you give it a try? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


20 Jun 2019

Rank #2

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Ed Henry Donates His Liver

What a story! Ed Henry from Fox News donated about 30% of his liver to his sister that was in need of a liver transplant as a result of end-stage liver disease. Through a series of amazing twists, I was was asked to appear on Fox and Friends last week to help explain live liver donation, organ transplant, and the overall liver transplant process to the Fox and Friends audience. During this broadcast, Ed Henry announced his decision to donate, in a very emotional segment. For most that saw this genuine outpouring of emotion from Ed, they were very much unfamiliar with organ donation and transplant, let alone a partial liver donation and transplant, and the eventual regeneration of both the donor's liver (i.e. Ed) and his sister who received the transplant (i.e. 30% to 100% in a matter of weeks after transplant). While we all enjoy these type of human interest stories on TV or the web, this story has struck a chord with America, seeing both the raw emotion displayed, but also the amazing good that organ donation and transplant achieves. Being a small part of this story has been an amazing experience for me, and one I can only hope continues to foster discussion, understanding, awareness, and hope for those thousands of people that are awaiting a transplant.Check out a video highlight of the story.For information on ORGAN DONATION, check out this link. Discuss with your family today your wish to be an organ and tissue donor.Thanks for listening. Send me an e-mail with your comments.Dr. Joe GalatiHouston, Texas See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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Eating Out is a Hazard to Your Health? You Bet!

This week Dr. Joe Galati comments on the hazards of eating out, and why he feels eating out is indeed a hazard to your health. During this episode, learn about an awesome NY Times article, by Anahad O'Connor, outlining a well-rounded exercise and fitness program you can follow. Other news items talked about include the dangers of impure supplements, dangers of deli meats, and non-invasive treatments of high blood pressure.Lastly, for segment III and IV, Dr. Howard Huang, lung disease expert, joins Dr. Galati in studio to talk about lung disease and what you can do to keep your lungs in tip-top shape. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


31 May 2019

Rank #4

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Daddy Saturday Explained

This week, Justin Batt joins Dr. Joe Galati to talk about his new book, Daddy Saturday, and the program he has developed to foster more intentional parenting for men with children.They both discuss the cross-over association between good parenting skills, fatherhood, and the health and wellness impact that this brings to children, and the family as a whole.Also on the program, Dr. Galati discusses low blood pressure, and the symptoms (and strategy) you need to be aware of.Lastly, for this individuals with fatty liver disease, Dr. Galati mentions the opportunity to participate in clinical research studies. For information on this, contact Dr. Galati's practice, Liver Specialists of Texas, for more information, or call them at 713-794-0700 and ask for Teresa for eligibility and details.Let us know how you enjoy this podcast. Visit us and send a message.Dr. Joe Galati See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


21 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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All About #Peloton

Big treat this week. Eddie Martiny, President and Market Manager of iHeart radio-Houston, joins Dr. Joe Galati and talks about his experience with the Peloton cycle. Eddie recently purchased a Peloton, as did Dr. Galati, and is super excited about adding this cycling experience to his overall work-out routine. They discuss exercise strategies for the busy executive, including the use of cardio, weight training, and a solid nutrition plan. Listen to Eddie and Dr. Galati as they share their common enthusiasm for Peloton and all the cycle - and its digital platform -has to offer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


2 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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Let Me Come Over and Cook You Dinner

Dr. Joe Galati is back from his Sicilian vacation, and in Segment 1, he shares some of the things he learned while traveling through the countryside, learning about the people and food of Sicily. There, the Mediterranean Diet is taken seriously, and displayed at every meal they make.In Segment 2, Dr. Galati talk about how he takes care of patients with "complication" related to diabetes, obesity, fatty liver, GERD, and how the common thread is poor eating habits that leads to obesity - thus obesity is the common thread to obesity. Here, he announces the new program he is offering to have him and his team cook dinner for you and three additional couples. He and his team want to bring back the dinner party at home, and they want to help you get started, and the skills to be successful. E-mail Dr. Galati at his website and send your interest to be selected.Segment 3, Dr. Galati reviews the gastrointestinal benefits of ginger. Research shows there is some value in various GI disorders.The month of June is Men's Health Awareness Month. Dr. Galati in Segment 4 reviews some key points regarding screening that you need to be aware of-especially men! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


30 Jun 2019

Rank #7

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Come on Now...Have a Heart!

It's a pleasure to introduce everyone to Dr. Tom MacGillivray, Chief, Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic TransplantHouston Methodist Cardiovascular Surgery Associates. Dr. MacGillivray is an expert heart surgeon and heads up the heart transplant program at Houston Methodist Hospital, located in the world-famous Texas Medical Center. Together with Dr. Joe Galati, he discusses some of the breakthroughs in open heart surgery, and the questions to ask if you are a patient being considered for open heart surgery.Back on the program is Helen Yuan, Registered Dietitian, with Liver Specialists of Texas. Helen discussed some of the more common food labeling misconceptions, that leads to poor food choices. She stressed the need to beware of any food products that contain the claim of being "natural".Lastly, Dr. Galati gives an overview of the best nuts to consider in your diet. How about adding walnuts, sunflower seeds, and soy nuts? These all contain the largest amounts of polyunsaturated fats, which are good for your cholesterol values.For more information about Dr. Joe Galati and his team, visit www.drjoegalati.com. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


7 Jun 2019

Rank #8

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#COVID19 Complications: Interview with Dr. Sam Pappas

This past week, Internal Medicine specialist Dr. Sam Pappas joined Dr. Galati to talk about the impact of chronic medical conditions and the outcome in COVID-19 patients. These chronic conditions include:DiabetesHigh blood pressureObesityFatty liver and cirrhosisCOPD and chronic lung diseaseAlcohol abuse and alcoholismCancerChronic kidney diseaseDementiaThe vast majority of these conditions can be prevented with lifestyle changes.Stay in tune with us through our website.Websites to remember:Radio site: Your Health FirstMedical Practice: Liver Specialists of TexasBook Site: Eating Yourself SickFacebook: Dr. Joe GalatiYouTube ChannelPlease send feedback and suggestion. You can message me here.#covid19 #chronicdisease #diabetes #fattyliver #cirrhosis #obesity #alcoholism #copd #kidneydisease #dementia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


1 May 2020

Rank #9

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Brian Kilmeade Discusses #COVID19

This week, Brian Kilmeade from Fox News Channel joins Dr. Joe Galati to discuss COVID-19, and the impact on the nation. Brial also takes a few minutes to share some of his own secrets to his success in TV and radio.Edward Lawrence from Fox Business also comes on to give an update on what's happen on Wall Street.#covid19 #foxnewschannel #briankilmeade #talkradio #podcast #iheartradio #foxnewsradio See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


13 Apr 2020

Rank #10

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#COVID19 Financial Impact with Jackie DeAngelis Fox Business

This past weekend, Jackie DeAngelis with Fox Business, joined Dr. Joe Galati and discussed the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Jackie has been a broadcasted with Fox Business since 2019, and prior to that was at CNBC and Yahoo Financial.Dr. Galati will also provide an overview of strategies we all need to follow to reduce the chances of becoming infected and ill from this sinister virus.#covid19 #covid_19 #coronavirus #stopcovid19Links of interest are posted below:CDC WebsitePresident's Coronavirus StatementCOVID-19 Situation Summary See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


23 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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#COVID19 : Interview with Mike Emanuel Fox News Channel

Mike Emanuel with Fox News Channel, the Chief Congressional Correspondent, and Senior Political Correspondent joined Dr. Joe Galati this week to give the Washington perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic. #covid19#coronavirus#podcast#preventcovid19#pandemic#foxnewschannel#iheartradio#yourhealthfirst#drjoegalati#mikeemanuel See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


17 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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Increased Alcohol Related Deaths in the US

HEADLINE: INCREASED ALCOHOL-RELATED DEATHS IN THE UNITED STATES!So, what are we to do about this?George Joseph, CEO of Positive Recovery Centers in Houston, is an expert on this subject. He joined Dr. Joe Galati this week on Your Health First, and shared his 30+ years of experience in the recovery space on how we have to start addressing this public health crisis.#positiverecovery #alcoholism #alcoholabuse #addiction #recoveryStay in tune with us through our website.Websites to remember:Radio site: Your Health FirstMedical Practice: Liver Specialists of TexasBook Site: Eating Yourself SickFacebook: Dr. Joe GalatiYouTube ChannelPlease send feedback and suggestion. You can message me here. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


28 Feb 2020

Rank #13

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#CoronaVirus: What You Need to Know

#Coronavirus has been in the news now for the past few weeks and the public has numerous questions about it, and want to know if they are at risk. Dr. Jay Murthy, a lung expert, joins Dr. Joe Galati as they review the most common questions about Coronavirus.Don't forget, subscribe to our podcast, and sign-up for our newsletter to keep up to date with all of our health and wellness news.Here are a few current links to review and share.CDC Coronavirus PageWHO CoronavirusNY Times Review Coronavirus See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


9 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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Is V-8 Juice Health For You?

This week, you'll get a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of drinking V-8 juice. We try to outline some of the advertising strategies they use to give you a false sense of security, in making you feel like this is a perfect substitute for eating FRESH fruits and veggies. It is NOT. The best I can say right now, and of course listen for more details, is that V-8 may serve as a good substitute for a sugary, low nutrition snack. A serving of V-8 is better than a bag of chips, double-stuffed cookie, or killer coffee drink. I do not feel that this, in any way, replaces the necessary servings of fruits and vegetables we so desperately need to maintain health each and every day.Where I do have a major issue is with the advertising, on the coattails of the original V-8 products, that all of their new "Fruit and Veggie Blends" are of the same make-up as the original formulation. They are not. It's a well marketed version of a sweetened fruit juice. Sugar, water, and no fiber.For information on V-8 products, check out this link.To send Dr. Joe Galati a message, or be seen as a patient, visit his website and contact page.Make sure you subscribe to all of the podcast episodes, rate them, send us feedback, and share them with your community.Available on:SPOTIFYTUNEINAPPLE PODCASTPOCKET CASTSOVERCASTACASTIHEART RADIO PODCASTGOOGLE PODCASTSTITCHERYOUTUBE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


26 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Atrial Fibrillation

Dr. Mike Wilson, cardiologist in the Texas Medical Center, sits with Dr. Joe Galati and explains details on artrial fibrillation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Mike Emanuel - Fox New Channel

Mike Emanuel, chief congressional correspondent and senior political correspondent for FOX News Channel (FNC) joined Dr. Joe Galati this past weekend to discuss his Greek heritage, and the impact of the Mediterranean Diet on his own (and families) health and wellness. Dr. Galati is also joined by Dr. James M. Wilson, a cardiologist in the Texas Medical Center.Mike gives honest insight into his family upbringing in New Jersey, and his recent travels through Greece. Mike's Instagram feed is here.Dr. Galati also made mention of a recent lecture Mike gave at Rutgers University, his alma mater, sharing his personal and professional journey. This is well worth a look, and most importantly, have your teens and college age children take a view. Learn from Mike Emanuel what it takes to be successful.Spoiler alert...it takes hard work.Enjoy. Send me your feedback at this link.#mikeemanuel #mediterraneandiet #greeklifestyle #healthyeating #wellness #foxnewschannel See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Jan 2020

Rank #17

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Intermittent Fasting

This week on Your Health First, Dr. Garth Davis joins Dr. Joe Galati discussing obesity, a plat based diet, and intermittent fasting. There has been growing interest in fasting, and Dr. Davis and Galati weigh in. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


12 Jan 2020

Rank #18

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Rock and Roll Health, Youth Sports, and the Mediterranean Diet

A real treat this episode. The program is co-hosted by Bridget Gleason, Booking Producer for Fox & Friends, seen on the Fox News Channel. She and Dr. Joe Galati tackle current health issues in the news, including millennial health concerns, cancer and modest alcohol use, anti-depressive effects of the Mediterranean Diet, as well as the positive health consequences of youth sports. Ray Yslas, acclaimed percussionist from the legendary band CHICAGO calls in to discuss health related strategies while touring on the road with Americas most famous rock and roll band. Stay in tune with us through our website.#chicagotheband #rayyslas #millenialhealth #alcoholabuse #liverdisease #cirrhosis #youthsports #mediterraneandiet See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


24 Dec 2019

Rank #19

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Millennial Health Concerns

This week we cover a broad range of topics of interest. Settle in and listen.Yes, it is true - Willie Nelson has given up smoking marijuana. We get into the lung effects of smoking pot. Spoiler alert...smoking pot is as bad, or WORSE than smoking tobacco.Joining the program is Bridget Gleason from Fox News Channel. She is a Booking Producer for Fox and Friends, and we discuss how health and wellness segments are developed for TV. We also cover millennial health concerns. This later topic is a significant health concern facing those of us in healthcare, as well as employers, families, and millennial themselves. The outlook does not look good for them. Action (and education) is needed. That's why we are here.Websites to remember:Radio site: Your Health FirstMedical Practice: Liver Specialists of TexasBook Site: Eating Yourself SickFacebook: Dr. Joe GalatiYouTube ChannelPlease send feedback and suggestion. You can message me here.Happy Holidays.Dr. Joe Galati See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


14 Dec 2019

Rank #20