Lifestyle Magazine

2015 TV-PG

Life can be difficult! So where do we find the help we need in facing real-life challenges? Lifestyle Magazine is a weekly talk show designed to address the health, relationship, and social issues people face every day. Hosts Mike and Gayle Tucker interview a variety of authors, experts, and interesting guests who share their stories and practical advice. Lifestyle Magazine is modeled after Christ.

21. The Pregnancy Depression

In 2004 Tina Zahn drove up to a bridge and jumped. Miraculously, a state trooper caught her wrist and saved her. In this episode Zahn shares what led to her severe depression and how she was able to return to hope.

22. The Balancing Act

Optimal female health is dependent on many factors, and Dr. Bob DeMaria shares how women can balance their ever-changing hormones through proper care and diet.

23. Smart People Dumb Choices

Author and speaker Deborah Smith Pegues shares real-life dumb choices of ordinary people and biblical characters and reveals the secrets for making good decisions.

24. Ten Relationship Myths

In this Mad About Marriage episode, marriage and family therapist Dr. Linda Mintle dispels relationship myths that can hinder one’s marriage. She is the author of I Married You, Not Your Family, and Nine Other Relationship Myths That Can Ruin Your Marriage.

25. Side Effects of Medication

Dr. Anthony Cardillo and Dr. Becky Wang identify the side effects of various common medications.

26. Necessary Endings

Dr. Henry Cloud shares why at various times in one’s life, it is necessary to end a relationship, whether it be personal or professional.

27. Getting Over the Ultimate Loss

Terry Caffey from Across America Ministries discusses how he lost his wife and kids through a violent homicide, and how God brought him out of that darkness to a place of salvation and healing.

28. Grieving Gods Way

Margaret Brownley, author of Grieving God’s Way, shares helpful tips for working through one’s grief.

29. The Health Power

A lively discussion with Dr. Hans Diehl and Dr. John McDougall on various health issues and how they can be alleviated or eliminated through proper dietary care and exercise.

30. A New You by Friday

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman walks readers through their own personal five-day action plan to change their lives by concentrating on becoming who they really want to be.

31. This Isn’t the Life I Signed

In her signature honest and transparent style, author Donna Partow joins us to offer encouragement and help for women who “signed up for” a great marriage, lifelong friendships, and vibrant health, but now find themselves in a life they didn’t sign up for.

32. Should I Be Worried: Heart Attack vs Heart Burn

Dr. Anthony Cardillo and Dr. Becky Wang help you determine if you are having an actual heart attack or just experiencing symptoms of a bad meal.

33. Setting Boundaries with Adult Children

There are many adult children who continue to make life painful for their parents and grandparents. Author Allison Bottke shares how we can establish boundaries with our dysfunctional adult children to enable hope and healing to take place.

34. How We Love

Marriage and family counselors Milan and Kay Yerkovich share the various styles of love and why our relationships with our spouses and kids are the way they are. This show was awarded a Silver Remi Award at the Worldfest-Houston International Film & Video Festival in 2013.

35. A God Blessed America
36. Negaholism

What is negaholism? Are you a negaholic? How do you handle the complainers in your life? Carol Cannon, author of Hooked on Unhappiness, answers these questions and more.

37. Child Labeling

Dr. Michael Gerson and Sheila Matthews join Mike and Gayle Tucker to discuss parenting and how labeling one’s child can be destructive, and how it can sabotage the child for a lifetime.

38. The Next Level

There’s a lot of research on the prevention side of medicine – but what if we look at not just preventing illness but getting to the next level. Can we actually step up physical well-being to improve such things as eyesight or to obtain more energy? Dr. Becky Wang and Dr. Anthony Cardillo share their study on this particular subject. Special cooking segment: Vegetarian cookbook author and instructor Debi Pedersen shows Mike and Gayle how to adapt a meal like Hachis Parmentier (Cottage or Shepherd’s Pie) or Zucchini Bateaux to make it meatless and still delicious.

39. Building A Love That Lasts

On this Mad About Marriage episode, authors Dr. Charles Schmitz and Dr. Elizabeth Schmitz shed light on how to make a marriage successful and long-lasting. The Schmitz discuss their most recent book, Building A Love That Lasts, with hosts Mike and Gayle Tucker.

40. When Perfect Isn’t Enough

Striving for perfection may be an all too familiar topic for women and men alike. Author and humorist Nancy Kennedy shares her thoughts on making peace with imperfection by recognizing God’s love for us as we are. Kennedy discusses how the perfect woman, such as the Proverbs 31 woman, does not exist.

41. Drugless Doctor

Is your body in need of a detox? Dr. Robert Demaria, author of Dr. Bob’s Drugless Guide to Detoxification, offers his practical advice for improving health without drugs.

42. Peace Over Violence

Is teen violence on the rise? Patti Giggans, executive director of Peace Over Violence, and Mikell Crumble, a Peace Over Violence volunteer, discuss the frequency of teen violence in our society today, reasons for its occurrence, ways to curb it, and how to offer support to those in need. Chef Debi Pedersen shares her recipes for an international breakfast at the end.

44. When There’s A Lot to Overcome

Former professional baseball star and current Christian radio host Frank Pastore shares his journey from atheism to finding God’s love. Pastore describes his transformation in his book, Shattered, providing a meaningful understanding of what it means to be a Christian.

45. Ready to Win Over Anxiety

Hosts Mike and Gayle Tucker welcome Dr. Thelma Wells, author of Ready to Win Over Worry and Anxiety. Wells discusses how to overcome anxiety, a biological response to fear. According to Wells, a key step in defeating anxiety and worry is to know that you are loved.

46. Intimacy and Desire

Hosts Mike and Gayle Tucker are joined by Dr. David Schnarch, a licensed clinical psychologist, director of the Marriage and Family Health Center in Evergreen, Colorado, and author. Dr. Schnarch answers common questions on intimacy in a marriage and the relationship between spirituality and sex.

47. Smart Moves

Dr. Carla Hannaford speaks about the benefits of movement and activity from before birth to the end of life. Hannaford shares information from her book, Smart Moves, that shows the effects of movement and relaxation on brain functioning and development. David Garcia and Sandra Rocha from the Learning Gym contribute to the discussion on movement and overall health.

48. Are People Messed Up

Elizabeth Brown, author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People, reveals how to make relationships work with difficult people and challenging situations. Special cooking segment: Vegetarian cookbook author and instructor Debi Pedersen cooks with Mike and Gayle.

49. How to Get Past Guilt

On this episode of Mad About Marriage Joe Beam, author of Getting Past Guilt and founder of LovePath, discusses how to deal with guilt in a healthy way.

50. When You’re Not Born Religious

Dave Schmelzer, author of Not the Religious Type, shares how he went from being an atheist to becoming a man of great faith. He’s created a place where faith can blossom in the very secular, skeptical world of Harvard University.

51. Diet The Miracle Cure

Did you ever think the color of what you eat could have something to do with your overall health? On today’s show we’ll show you how to unlock that color code. Dr. David Heber, the founding director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition and author of the book What Color is Your Diet? is here to show us how colors can improve your health and even help us lose weight.

52. Who Switched Off My Brain

Did you know that what we think can be toxic to our bodies? Dr. Caroline Leaf, researcher and author of Who Switched Off My Brain? discusses how to avoid toxic thought patterns and how we can achieve our greatest potential for healthy living.

53. Time in Money in Marriage

You’ve heard it said that time is money. On this Mad About Marriage episode Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think, is going to help us learn to better manage these two precious resources as a means to improving our marriage. Vanderkam has practical advice on how to fit all the important and essential things you need to do, including sleep, into your busy life.

54. Loss of a Child

There’s no pain like that of losing a child. Our guest Elizabeth Brown, author of Surviving the Loss of a Child, will show us some specific steps toward grief recovery.

55. Setting Boundaries
56. Peace With Your Thighs

Our guest is Dr. Linda Mintle, one of the nation’s leading authorities on eating disorders. She’s the author of Making Peace with Your Thighs: Get Off the Scale and Get On with Your Life. She’s here to create a paradigm shift in women’s thinking about body image.

57. Hightower and Hall Interview

In this Lifestyle Magazine episode our celebrity co-host Ruta Lee sits down with Chelsie Hightower from “Dancing With the Stars” and everyone’s favorite coroner, Robert David Hall from “CSI”.

58. Taylor and Wallace Interviews
59. Ferrigno and Van Patten
60. Meriwether and Trebek Interviews

Our friend Ruta Lee sits down with actress and former Miss America Lee Meriwether. Later, Ruta interviews Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.

61. Hicks and Yeager Interviews

Quote of the day

Lord, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.