Dr. Michael Roizen, MD

Bio

Michael F. Roizen, MD, a Sharecare Editorial Advisory member, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, and is board certified in both Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine. In 2007 Dr. Roizen was named the Chief Wellness Officer (the first such position in a major healthcare institution in the United States) for Cleveland Clinic, and Chair of its Wellness Institute. Dr. Roizen co-founded RealAge and chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. He is 68 calendar years of age, but his RealAge is 47.9. He and Dr Oz have authored 8 NY Times bestsellers between them, and three separately, including 4 #1 NY Times Bestsellers, including RealAge, Are You As Young As You Can Be, YOU: The Owner’s Manual, YOU: On A Diet, the Owner’s Manual for Waist Management, and YOU Staying Young, the Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty.

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  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Vitamin C and echinacea are both popular supplements. However, medical research has found little benefit for echinacea. A recent meta-analysis, a collective review of multiple studies, also found mixed results for vitamin C. Research suggests that larch arabinogalactan has 2 times more immune benefit...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    We wrote a whole book about being a smart patient because it can make a huge difference in the quality of your care and what you get out of each of your visits with your doctor. Asking questions is a big part of that. And record what she answers, or bring a person with you (not your hubby; he is probably...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    In general, if you eat a balanced and healthy diet, with four servings of fruits, five servings of vegetables, and plenty of grains, you should get most of the nutrients you need through your food.

    However, most of us have busy lives and hectic schedules, which means that it's not always easy...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Here are four ways to make healthy eating easier:

    Plan your meals. Start each day knowing when and what you're going to eat. That way, you'll avert the 180-degree shift between starving and gorging that occurs when you skip meals.

    Get a good knife. When following any eating plan, what you do and don't...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    To cope with your anxiety about Ebola, you have to be realistic about your risk of getting it. You're more likely in North America to get struck by lightning or have a car accident that disables you. You're much more likely to get virtually any other disease you know the name of.

    Get your mind off Ebola...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    When Ebola progresses, you get dehydrated because of vomiting and diarrhea. That can lead to what we call multi-system organ failure: your kidney, liver and other organs start to shut down. As a result, your body also stops producing blood-clotting factors, putting you at risk of serious bleeding from...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Internal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs commonly used to treat Parkinson's disease may raise the risk of so-called impulse control disorders, according to a new review.

    These disorders include compulsive gambling, compulsive shopping and/or hypersexuality.

    That increased r...Full Article

  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    While you should aim for around 30 grams of fiber a day, the key is bulking up in the morning. Studies show that consuming fiber in the morning (at breakfast) makes you less hungry in late afternoon -- a notorious candy-sucking, diet-busting time of day.

    Great sources of breakfast fiber include...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Research shows that broccoli and tomatoes -- two vegetables known for their cancer-fighting properties -- are more effective against prostate cancer if they're eaten together as part of a daily diet than if they're eaten alone.

    The avocado is known as the testicle plant -- not just because it's...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Planning prevents you from creating a home (or work) environment that’s filled with junk. It makes it easier (and cheaper) to eat right and well. Brining snacks or your lunch to work means you’re less likely to go out and get a big burger with fries for lunch or raid the vending machine in the af...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Health news seems to be full of gloom and doom much of the time, so brace yourself for some good tidings: Americans cut their intake of deadly trans fat by an incredible 58% between 2000 and 2009, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trans fat is the type found in partially...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Excessive sugar is not your friend if you're trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.

    High amounts of sucrose (another name for regular sugar) can cause inflammation, which is an overly revved up response of the immune-fighting system. Besides causing sudden spikes in blood sugar, foods...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    There's not much hard science that shows a direct link between eating a good diet and having luxurious, healthy, shiny hair...but anyone who has pets knows that the better you feed your pets, the better their coats look. They feel softer and their sheen is brighter. The same may also be quite true...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD - Cleveland, OH - Internal Medicine
    Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    YES!! Fish oil supplements, especially DHA (you can get it from algae if you do not like fish oils), seem to directly improve osteoarthritis symptoms, but more data is needed for us to be absolutely sure. But since it has so many benefits and no known side effects (save allergies or burping), we’d...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Average life expectancy in the United States reached an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2012, federal officials reported Wednesday.

    The increased life expectancy is likely due to Americans living healthier lifestyles, according to researchers fro...Full Article