Podcast – Is ALS Reversible? with Dr. Shelena Lalji
Every 90 minutes someone in the United States loses their battle with ALS. A myth by absence, and often left undiagnosed, neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS leave a devastating wake. Common neurodegenerative diseases include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and today’s topic, ALS or Lou Gerhig’s disease. The diagnosis is often considered a death sentence, and my guest today is working hard to change that.
Podcast – 2020 Update on Leaky Gut — The New Hypothesis with Dr. Tamara Duker Freuman
Leaky gut is the catchall scapegoat for bloating, fatigue, and constipation, but is it a real diagnosis? Is it possible that it’s not a real condition at all? Also known as increased intestinal permeability, leaky gut is a digestive condition in which bacteria and toxins are able to “leak” through the intestinal wall, but is that such a bad thing?
Podcast – Do Doctors Ignore Women? with Dr. Mariza Snyder
Have you heard that horse urine is an effective hormonal treatment? Or that a commonly recommended solution for endometriosis is getting pregnant? Did you know that it has only been in the last 30 years that women have received equal federal healthcare research funding to men? Too much of the information and too many of the findings we have about women’s health aren’t really about women at all.
Podcast – Top 3 Myths About Your Vagina with Dr. Aviva Romm
Have you ever considered using jade eggs for pelvic floor physical therapy? Does a vaginal steaming sound like an effective way to cleanse your reproductive organs? Too many women are struggling with symptoms that they don’t know what to do with, and with all of the noise from the internet and celebrity endorsements, it can be hard to separate medical truth from wishful thinking.
Podcast – Using Carbs to Lose Weight with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne
Do you feel fearful of carbohydrates? Essential nutrients have been demonized by many popular diets which have only resulted in confusion and frustration for too many. Our conversation today centers around the role of insulin in both health and disease.
Podcast – The Dangers of Bathing With Salt with the Integrative Health Docs
Is it possible to avoid iodine entirely? The concerns about iodine, especially for those with thyroid disease, are not limited to what we put in our mouths. Many people try to avoid iodine by eliminating it from their diet, but there are other sources of iodine that may be negatively affecting your thyroid levels. Beauty and skincare products with high iodine levels, especially those containing seaweed, sea salts, and kelp, may also contribute to dangerously high TSH levels.
Podcast – The Real Consequences of Betrayal with Dr. Debi Silber
“Just get over it” might be the worst possible advice someone can hear after suffering through a major life crisis. Trauma can be a major source of chronic symptoms, but too often it is misunderstood and left unresolved, resulting in prolonged health problems and unnecessary suffering. Dr. Debi Silber explains the definition of betrayal, the ways it can manifest in your physical and mental health and the steps that must be taken in order to completely heal.
Podcast – Do Conventional Medications Work for Depression? with Dr. Irving Kirsch
Are antidepressants harmful? Do their side effects outweigh their benefits? Should you avoid using them except in the most critical cases? The answers to these questions only matter if the medications you’re taking actually work. And, particularly in the case of psychotherapy drugs, the answer is not always a clear one.
Podcast – Does Animal Protein Cause Cancer? with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon
Do animal proteins cause cancer? Are they dangerous? Many popular views and diets including the keto and paleo diets say that animal proteins should be reduced or eliminated for various health reasons, while other evidence shows that the health benefits of animal proteins outweigh the risks. We’re going to dive deep into this critical topic today to figure out exactly how much protein is too much, what happens to muscle mass when you limit protein intake, and how protein affects overall health and wellbeing.
Podcast – Does Red Meat Cause Cancer? with Dr. Garth Davis
Are you having a hard time determining if you have too much or too little protein in your diet? Too much protein means you might be dealing with potential disease risks, while too little protein presents the possible risk of changes to health span. Either way, the literature is often confusing and inconclusive and often leaves people with more questions than answers.
Podcast – Top COVID-19 Myths with Dr. Susan Wilder
I had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Susan Wilder about some of the biggest myths surrounding this coronavirus. Previously a physician for the AirForce, Dr. Wilder has been active with the Arizona government and is currently working as a first-line private practice physician during this pandemic. She shares her perspective on the COVID-19 crisis from the medical community and has answers to your questions, including the effectiveness of face masks and a realistic timeline for an approved vaccine.
Podcast – COVID-19 Top Myths and Updates with Dr. Tom Moorcroft
I want to address some of the most common myths surrounding the topic that is on everyone’s mind right now 1 COVID-19. I don’t want you to panic, but there are important medical facts that I want to make sure that you are hearing. I know how hard it can be to separate facts from myths in this rapidly changing environment that we are all suddenly living in, and I want to give you the facts so that you can make informed decisions today that will keep you safe and healthy.
Podcast – Healing MS Beyond Observation and Anecdote with Dr. Terry Wahls
I’m joined today by Dr. Terry Wahls, a clinical professor at the University of Iowa who conducts clinical trials testing therapeutic lifestyle and diet on multiple sclerosis, the progression of the disease and its symptoms. Dr. Wahls is an author and speaker who has joined me to discuss the personal experiences and extensive research that she has conducted in order to make a claim as grand as finding the answer to healing MS. She shares the trials and setbacks she has encountered along the way, updates with her research and several action items that anyone with MS can take today to begin their journey toward healing.
Podcast – Is It Worth It To Test Your Genes? – with Dr. Ben Lynch
Genetic testing is all the rage these days, but is it necessary? Is the information accurate or clinically relevant? Does it result in medical action that is unnecessary? Dr. Ben Lynch is a leader in the world of nutrigenomics and he has joined me today to shed some light on the topic. As the founder of Seeking Health and the author of Dirty Genes, Dr. Lynch has extensive experience, knowledge, and answers about the value and importance of the information you can gain from genetic testing.
Podcast – The Whole Truth About Whole Grains – Part 3 with Stephen Yafa
Today we’re continuing our conversation on the effect of grains on health. I’m joined by Stephen Yafa, an author and speaker who has critically studied the current ideas and widely accepted misconceptions about wheat — if it has been genetically modified in dangerous ways, whether its basic structure has changed over recent decades, and whether it triggers diseases outside of Celiac. Stephen clarifies the differences between refined wheat and whole wheat, explains the benefits of various types of sourdough, and offers insights into the artisanal flour movement in America.
Podcast – Mediterranean Diet: Top Myths with Dr. Steven Masley
The Mediterranean diet is considered the top diet in the world, but what exactly makes it so successful? How difficult is it to get started? How expensive is it? There are many myths surrounding the Mediterranean diet that can confuse and complicate this highly effective method for losing weight and living longer, but on today’s episode we’re going to separate fact from fiction as we dive into the delicious details of the Mediterranean diet.
Podcast – The Whole Truth About Whole Grains – Part 2 with Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Today we’re continuing our conversation about grains with family physician, nutritional researcher, president of the Nutritional Research Foundation and best-selling author Dr. Joel Fuhrman. He and I discuss the role that plant foods have in promoting overall health, especially whole grains, legumes, nuts, and seeds.
Podcast – The Whole Truth About Whole Grains – Part 1 with Dr. Peter Osborne
Today is the first episode of a three part series that examines the effect of grains on health. I’m joined today by the Gluten-Free Warrior — Dr. Peter Osborne, the founder of the Gluten-Free Society who works to help people with autoimmune and degenerative diseases. He shares some of the experiences and citations that have led him to work so passionately to educate people about the effect of grains on our overall health. Dr. Osborne has helped over 5,000 patients regain overall health and wellness with a grain-free diet, and his approach to healing is focused on individuals with auto-immune diseases.
Podcast – Following the Path that Turns Carbs into Fat with Chris Masterjohn, PhD.
I’m joined today by Chris Masterjohn, PhD to examine the pathway that turns carbs into fat. I admire Chris as someone who is consistently putting out good data and cutting through the hype that too often confuses too many of us. Like me, Chris does not fully endorse a low-carb or ketogenic diet, and he explains why.
Podcast – How Do Carbs Really Affect Your Health? with Dr. Alan Christianson
On this episode I want to address your fears about how carbohydrates really affect your health. Our understanding of energy balance has increased dramatically over the last decade, and I want to make sure that you have a solid understanding of the science-based information that is available today so that you can make the best decisions for your health. Carbs have been villainized for too long and I want to help you understand the dangers of eliminating any macronutrients from your diet.
Podcast – Does Green Snot Deserve Antibiotics? with Susan Wilder
On this episode we’re looking at antibiotics, which are incredibly useful when fighting bacterial infections, but can be just as harmful to your body and your gut health if you’re taking them when you don’t need them. But what are the potentially harmful side effects of taking multiple rounds of antibiotics? And how can you know when you should take them and when you are better off trying something else instead?
Podcast – How Can a Plant Based Diet Heal Hashimoto’s? with Elena Wilkins
On this episode we’re looking at plant-based options for improving the health of your thyroid. I’m joined by Elena Wilkins of 360 Impact Health to discuss the success she has had with overcoming hypothyroidism, pituitary adenoma, and infertility without medication. Instead, Elena has used healthy eating and lifestyle choices to overcome her symptoms and today she is healthier than ever before.
Podcast – Deep Dive into Oxalates with Dr Sarah Ballantyne
On this episode we’re examining oxalates, taking a look at the benefits and dangers of consuming higher amounts of them, and the effect that oxalates can have on your body and overall health, from kidney problems to causing inflammation, vaginal pain, and fibromyalgia. There is some scary information circulating online about the negative effects of oxalates in your diet, and I’ve teamed up with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne, also known as the Paleo Mom, to tackle this topic.
Podcast – Do Pro Athletes Burn Carbs or Fats? with Matt Fitzgerald
On this episode we cover what the best ways to fuel your active body and your active muscles are. Do you have to choose between carbs and fat, and do you know which one is better for fueling your body? Athletes aren’t the only people that need to consider the best way to fuel an active body. Choosing the right fuel makes a big difference in overall health for everyone. I’m joined today by Matt Fitzgerald, endurance sports coach, nutritionist and author of over 20 books.
Podcast – Shattering Pre- and Post-Workout Fueling Myths with Ben Greenfield
On this episode we’re looking at the best way to fuel your body before a workout and the most effective way to refuel after your workout is done. You’ve probably heard mixed messages about the optimal time of day for consuming the bulk of your calories, whether or not you should graze or snack throughout the day, and whether overnight fasting has any real benefit.
Is the Dirty Dozen Dirty with Steve Savage
On this episode we’re examining the facts behind organic foods and pesticides — which pesticides are the most dangerous, what are the exposure limits for pesticides in the food system, and exactly how much better are organic foods for your health? The Environmental Working Group releases a Dirty Dozen list each year of the foods that are highest in pesticide residue, as well as a Clean 15 list that reports that which produce is the safest to eat. But many people don’t realize that these lists are changing and updated every year, and that the methods used to compile the lists may not be the most accurate or reliable approach to gathering this data.
The Sauerkraut Bath and Other Insights from the Life of a Fermenter with Summer Bock
On this episode we’re taking a look at your gut and the fermented foods that are claiming to increase your overall health. Fermented foods can be good for your intestines, but some fermented foods are actually harmful to your health in certain situations. Oftentimes the fermented foods that are being sold in grocery stores are not the same foods that are being studied in research, and that can make it very difficult to know which fermented foods you should incorporate into your diet.
Do You Have Lyme Disease? Parts 1 & 2 with Dr. Tom Moorcroft
On this episode we’re diving into one of the most misunderstood diagnoses in the medical field — Lyme disease. Do you think you might have Lyme disease? If you’ve been experiencing symptoms that you haven’t been able to explain or are wondering if Lyme disease might be the diagnosis you’ve been waiting for, then you need to listen to my conversation with Dr. Tom Moorcroft. Dr. Moorcroft is a world renowned expert on Lyme disease who practices osteopathic medicine and focuses his work on finding the true causes behind the symptoms of those who may be suffering from Lyme disease.
Which Lectins Are the Most Dangerous? with David Katz, MD
On this episode we’re discussing lectins, the naturally occurring proteins that are found in most plants. Are they dangerous? Which ones are the most dangerous? What do you do about high lectin foods that are otherwise healthy? Lectins are a hot topic in today’s health conversations and the research seems to be both confusing and inconclusive. Joining me to break down this controversial topic is Dr. David Katz, author and founder of the Preventive Research Center. He has a strong background in public health and a solid understanding of how to weigh medical evidence accurately. He has joined me today to share his research-based opinions about the benefits and risks of keeping lectins in your diet.
How Much Thyroid Medication is Too Much? Parts 1 & 2 with Janie Bowthorpe, M.Ed.
On this episode we’re going to wrap up our examination of current thyroid disease issues. Have you ever wondered if it is okay to take higher doses of thyroid medication, even if your blood tests say you’re getting too much? Many patients say that they don’t feel better until their hormone levels are much higher than is recommended. I’m joined today by Janie Bowthorpe, thyroid patient activist and author who feels it is important to disregard blood test results.
Further Investigation of the Shocking Link Between Soy and Thyroid Disease, Part 3 with Anthony Dissen, MA, RDN
On this episode we’re going to continue our examination of the link between soy and thyroid disease. I want you to consider the sum total of knowledge on this topic and the general scientific consensus of evidence from real human studies, not just the shocking results of one or two outlier studies. To help with the conversation I’m joined by Anthony Dissen, professor of public health at Stockton University. He is a nutritionist and is active in many non-profits in the cancer world, and is a scholar of plants and specifically soy.
Uncovering the Shocking Link Between Soy and Thyroid Disease, Part 1 & 2 with Dr. Kaayla T. Daniel, PhD
On this episode we’re going to begin our examination of the link between soy and thyroid disease. As I have spent time deep in the research, my opinion of the correlation between the two has changed over the years. My goal for this three-episode series is to have conversations with people with strong views from both sides of the argument of the link between soy and thyroid disease.
Can Your Breast Implants Cause Autoimmune Disease? With Dr. Anthony Youn, M.D.
On this episode we’re talking about the connection between breast implants and thyroid disease. Awareness of Breast Implant Illness (BII) is growing in the medical community, and today we’re going to answer some of the most pressing questions surrounding this topic. Who is at a greater risk for developing an illness after implants? Is implant removal the only solution for those with Hashimoto’s disease? If you already have implants what are your options?
On this episode we’re talking about one of the most controversial topics in the medical field today — vaccines. Are vaccines safe and do you really need them to stay healthy? I’m joined by Dr. Max Cohen, naturopathic physician and passionate advocate for vaccines as an essential part of whole health natural care.
On this first episode of Medical Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales, I offer an overview of all that you can expect from each episode.