Recent Episodes

Podcast – Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? with Ari Whitten

Is adrenal fatigue a real thing? Is it the culprit behind some of your most frustrating chronic symptoms? Do low levels of cortisol mean that your body is unable to make cortisol? The balance and rhythm of your cortisol levels are immensely important to your health and can be one of the biggest predictors of your longevity and wellbeing, but regulating your cortisol levels can be an unnecessarily frustrating journey with misinformation at every turn.

Podcast – GMO: Myths and Facts with Robert Saik

Do you try to avoid GMO foods in an effort to eat more healthfully? Are genetically engineered crops really as harmful as they are portrayed to be? Is it true that there is a beta carotene-rich golden rice that could solve Vitamin A deficiencies and cure blindness that is illegal to use in Africa? What information surrounding GMOs, glyphosates, and pesticides is true, and what is simply misinformation? I know you have a lot of questions and I want to make sure that we’re examining this topic from every angle.

Podcast – Top Myths About Intermittent Fasting with Melanie Avalon

Intermittent fasting is one of the trendiest ways to lose weight these days, but is it really that effective, or that good for your overall health? Is intermittent fasting superior to other methods of controlling dietary intake? Intermittent fasting may not seem like the clear-cut winner in controlled settings, but real-world applications tell a different story.

Podcast – Biggest Hormones Replacement Therapy Safety Myths with Dr. Shawn Tassone

It’s no secret that many women suffer extensively from the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause. This major life change is the cause of sleep disturbances, changes in cognitive function, weight changes, hot flashes, night sweats, migraines, and more. Hormone replacement therapy has proven to be an effective and welcome relief from such symptoms, but is it safe?

Podcast – Chronic Pain Disease: Is all pain physical? With Dr. Sheetal DeCaria

Would you believe that we don’t know the cause of most back pain? You would think that it would be the variation or the compressed nerve but those things don’t explain it. Chronic Pain is a fair amount of a mystery and sadly, a lot of people do not align with what we know but only base on myths or misinformation.

Podcast – Does Meat Have to Come From Animals? with Dr. Elliot Swartz

Humans eat meat. Right or wrong, the fact is that over 92% of individuals from most cultures around the world consume meat on a daily basis, regardless of the environmental, humanitarian, and global quality of life impacts that this diet entails. But what if we could eat meat without raising animals?

Podcast – How does the Thyroid affect the Heart? with Dr. Steven Masley

If you have thyroid disease, you are most likely to get heart disease. Hypothyroid causes weight gain, lowers your energy, raises your cholesterol and increases the heart disease risk. People who have uncontrolled heart disease can have more cardiovascular risks.

Podcast – Is Gluten Healthy or Not? with Dr. Alan Christianson

People talked about how they cut out Gluten and improve their thyroid functions, but there are studies showing that those who have Celiac Disease have a higher rate of having Thyroid Disease. Let’s explore Iodine, Gluten, and their relation with Thyroid and other diseases.

Podcast – How Much Dairy is Healthy for You? with Dr. Alan Christianson

Dairy foods may be the largest single contributor of Iodine, but it may still vary from different factors and sources. How much dairy food is considered healthy for you?

Podcast – Yes, You Can Have Seafood when you have Thyroid Disease. But Which Kinds? with Dr. Alan Christianson

It is clear that there are a lot of benefits we can get from seafood. It also belongs to the higher categories in Iodine-rich food sources. In this episode, learn more about seafood and its effect on your diet with relation to Iodine.

Podcast – What Sea Vegetables are Best for Your Thyroid? *Hint: NONE with Dr. Alan Christianson

Sea Vegetables or “Seaweeds” are a big part of Asian diets. They are often considered generally healthy foods. But if you look at their Iodine content, you might want to control your Sea Vegetables intake.

Podcast – Do You Have Thyroid Disease? How Much Iodine is Safe in Your Supplements? with Dr. Alan Christianson

Every single form of Iodine enters the body as Iodide. We can get it from food, medications, topical products, and supplements. But how much Iodine would be considered healthy?

Podcast – How Much Iodine is in Your Skincare? with Dr. Alan Christianson

Some products you put on your skin can have substantial amounts of Iodine such as topicals and cosmetics. How much Iodine have you been taking?

Podcast – Why is Iodine on the Rise? & How Does that Impact your Thyroid? with Dr. Alan Christianson

Iodine content on foods has increased over time, along with thyroid and other auto-immune diseases. How does this affect our health?

Podcast – How Much Iodine Is In Your Medication? with Dr. Alan Christianson

Medications with Iodine is one of the most common triggers for thyroid diseases. You might not know it, but many medicines can be hidden sources of Iodine. How would you know if you’ve already been excessively exposed to them?

Podcast – A Deep Dive on the Iodine Content in Salt with Dr. Alan Christianson

Being aware of your Iodine can go a long way towards healing your thyroid, to keep it stable and work better. So why does salt matter and what are the safe ways to use it?

Podcast – Sleeping Smarter and Better with Shawn Stevenson

Sleep has been a huge thing in medical research and also one of the top concerns of the audience for quite some time. Did you know that your sleep quality depends on your nutrition? Shawn Stevenson joins us in understanding how our food choices play a huge role in our sleeping habits.

Podcast – What Do Farmers Think of GMOs and Pesticides? with The Farm Babe Michelle Miller

Are you worried about pesticides on your produce? Do you want to eat healthy but can’t always afford to buy organic? Do you worry that the chemicals that farmers use are compromising your health? I want to help you understand the real danger of pesticides and GMOs from the perspective of someone who has been on both sides of the argument. My guest today was previously opposed to pesticides and GMOs, but after increasing her understanding of farming practices by becoming one herself, has become an advocate for GMO practices and works to inform consumers about the truth behind pesticides.

Podcast – Colloidal Silver, Myth or Miracle? with Dr. Alan Christianson

A listener asks, “What are your favorite brands of Silver Sol or Colloidal Silver? And is there a difference between those types of Silver, or are they two different names for the same thing?” Let us learn more about Silver and Colloidal Silver, their bearings in the medical field, particularly in COVID prevention.

Podcast – New Treatment for Thyroid Nodules with Dr. Marisol Teijeiro ND

By the age of 60, half of the American women grow at least a single thyroid nodule. While 90% of them are benign, the symptoms and the possibility of them being precursors to cancer require medical treatment. Dr. Marisol Teijeiro ND joins us in understanding thyroid nodules and the medical mystic of Castor Oil.

Podcast – Low TSH Levels From a New Angle with Dr. Brittany Henderson

We’ve discussed the topic of low TSH levels on the podcast before, and I’ve shared with you my own perspective and the testimonials of healthy patients with varying TSH levels. Too commonly misdiagnosed as a pituitary disease or thyroid hormone resistance, low TSH levels can play a major role in the struggle to overcome sleep disturbances, weight loss or low energy levels.

Podcast – The Latest Research – How Red Meat Can Improve Your Health with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon

Should doctors make massive health recommendations based on weak evidence? It seems strange, but one of the most controversial points in a healthy diet is also one of the most essential — protein has been villainized for too long and is the topic of today’s myth-busting episode.

Podcast – Myth – Posture and Back Pain with Aaron Alexander

Sit up straight! Posture is incredibly important, but not in the ways you might think. Done well, you can enjoy the benefits of correct posture and movement without adding any additional exercises to your already busy day. From wearing the right shoes and hanging from your arms to doing the dishes the right way, today’s guest shares simple and doable ways to improve your posture and eliminate your pain.

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

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.

Podcast Is the Dirty Dozen Dirty with Steve Savage

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.

Summer Bock Sauerkraut Bath Podcast

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?

Do You Really Need Vaccines to Stay Healthy?, Part 1 & 2, With Dr. Max Cohen, N.D.

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.

Introducing the Podcast
Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health today so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place.

On this first episode of Medical Myths, Legends and Fairy Tales, I offer an overview of all that you can expect from each episode.