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Straight Talk on Health

How do you live your healthiest life when health information seems to change every day? Each week on Straight Talk on Health, Dr. Chet Zelasko examines the health headlines, digs into the latest research studies, explores the claims of miracle nutrients and diets, and gives you his insight about what’s real and what’s not so you can make informed decisions about your health. Straight Talk on Health airs Monday afternoons during WGVU’s Midday West Michigan.

The health information Dr. Chet talks about is for educational purposes only and not a substitute for medical advice from your healthcare provider; it should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. This information is, however, designed to motivate you to work towards better health, which includes seeing your healthcare professional regularly.

Latest Episodes
  • This episode continues the thought from our last episode on exercise. We’re looking at exercise that can reduce our risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. How much is enough to be reduce that risk? Dr. Chet Zelasko explores this topic on this edition of Straight Talk on Health.
  • I'm sure that you've heard of the expression less is more. Could less exercise than we've been taught actually reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension? Sounds all wrong but Dr. Chet Zelasko will tell you what he found out on this edition of Straight Talk on Health
  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids have been in the health research news. Could that tuna fish sandwich help reduce your risk of chronic kidney disease? Could those sardines help your lungs? Dr. Chet Zelasko looks at the research of Omega-3 Fatty Acids on today’s Straight Talk on Health
  • Keto diets are all the rage nowadays, but is there a dark side to going Keto? Dr. Chet Zelasko looks this topic on this edition of Straight Talk on Health
  • Is the food we eat dangerous to our health? We know about ultra-processed foods but are there poisons in our food supply? That’s what the documentary Poisoned suggests. Dr. Chet Zelasko gives his take on the movie on this edition of Straight Talk on Health
  • Dr. Chet Zelasko has made the decision to go back to jogging and running after a complete knee replacement. He turned to the research to help make his decision. He’ll let you know what he found out on this edition of Straight Talk on Health
  • Did you know that we lose calories every day in our stool? Today on Straight Talk on Health Dr. Chet Zelasko reviews the latest research that gives us the scoop on poop
  • Ultra-processed foods are in health news because of a couple of recent studies. Is ultra-processed food bad for us? If so, why or why not? Dr. Chet Zelasko dives into the research to answer those questions on this edition of Straight Talk on Health
  • Heat waves and extreme weather are becoming common place these days, so is the risk of heat stress. Who is most at risk and why? What can we do about it? Dr. Chet addresses those questions and more on this edition of Straight Talk on Health
  • Today on the Straight Talk on Health podcast, Dr. Chet Zelasko shares some take-home messages he gathered from a recent webinar on supplementation, exercise and intermittent fasting