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 64 calendar years of age, but his RealAge is 44.3. 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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  • Cleveland Clinic

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  • 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 to eat a balanced...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Some recommendations:
    • It's a perfect time to try meditation and deep breathing.
    • Find a surrogate worrier—someone who can sweat the small stuff. This is a great task for a husband, friend, or a mom who insists on helping with something.
    • Find a buddy who's been through it all before. Her ex
    ...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    One good suggestion for improving your brain function in everyday life: Get out of that rut. At work, many people follow the same routine every day: Get coffee, sit down, check eBay, get more coffee, return e-mails, take bathroom break, do paperwork, call client, grab lunch, get yelled at by boss,...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Some of the most common causes of knee pain are swollen or torn ligaments, meniscus (cartilage) tears and arthritis. If an old knee injury was not properly treated, it may cause occasional or constant knee pain. Knee cap pain is common in women, especially runners; it happens when the knee cap slides...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    You should ice an injury for 48 hours after it occurs because of the swelling (and for the sympathy you might get, of course). While swelling indicates an increased fluid or blood deposits in the area, it slows down recovery from the injury as the swelling from fluid makes joints stiffer and more...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Anxiety is characterized by a feeling of uneasiness, apprehension, or tension in response to stressful situations and can be mild or intense enough to trigger panic. Brought on by alcohol, caffeine, and certain drugs, as well as conditions like a heart problem or a lack of vitamins, some anxiety...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    As you know from your first love (whether it was Sammy in seventh grade or Cheryl Tiegs in a bathing suit), the mind and body have a strong connection. You feel different when you're happy. In fact, you're healthier when you're happy. So it shouldn't be a surprise that your emotions can have an e...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Are you breathing -- you are at risk. Seventy percent of people in the developed world at age 70 develop some form of high blood pressure. So we all are at risk, until we have no pressure -- called nopertension. A bad condition, since your blood pressure is what pushes blood from your heart to your...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD posted a photo:
    If you don't like something in your life, change it. Every morning provides a new opportunity to change and grow.
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    In reality, most memory loss is a little like vegetable soup. Your brain is really a pot of several cognitive ailments at once-some neuron loss, some neuron tangling, some vascular problems-that all contribute to losing some ability to recall information. In fact, almost all of us have some of the charac...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    The environment continually ages our bodies through oxidation or other internal processes. What is oxidation? Like the rusting of your house's foundation or pillars, it is a natural process and a byproduct of your body functioning properly. But when too much oxidation occurs, it puts you at a higher risk...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    When we feel our own pulse pressing upward to our skin, we tend to picture the heart beating like a drum, pushing outward on each beat.

    But the heartbeat is more like a squeezing or twisting than a thumping. It begins like this: Electricity from special cells (called pacemaker cells)-starting...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    When you exercise, you make your RealAge substantially younger and decrease disability from arthritis, including knee osteoarthritis. In fact, you make knee arthritis worse when you don't exercise the muscles around your knee and use your knee joint. Research shows that walking, using the elliptical machine...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    Here's a 7-day prescription for a strong, lean, fit body. And improved longevity. And a sack full of other benefits (such as being better in the sack). Every day, do 30 minutes of walking (and never use hand weights while walking; that can be dangerous).

    On each day below, add the following ac...Read More
  • Michael Roizen, MD answered:
    A major symptom of knee arthritis is a gradual increase in pain, especially after inactivity, but sometimes after changes in weather. Other symptoms include swelling or tenderness, warmth, locking up or buckling and decreased range of motion.  Read More