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Aug 16, 2017

What should you do when you’ve done everything for your constipation but nothing has worked? First, we have to better understand what type of constipation you have, then select from the advanced therapies for your constipation type. These therapies go beyond fiber, probiotics, magnesium, and herbal laxatives.  Today I speak with clinician and researcher Dr. Satish Rao to help you understand how to overcome your constipation once and for all.

Aug 9, 2017

Today I speak with Dr. Lo about female hormone health. We detail what causes female hormone imbalances, testing to quantify imbalances, and what the available treatment options are.

Aug 2, 2017

Today I speak with vegetarian diet advocate Kristie Middleton. I think many of us criticize, or are not welcoming of, a plant-based diet. However, in my continued attempts to be objective, I wanted to give someone from this dietary camp a chance to make their argument.

Jul 26, 2017

Today we will cover listener questions, which include antioxidants, gene-tailored diets, joint pain and gut health, hydrogen sulfide SIBO, probiotics during a hospital stay, and more…

Jul 19, 2017

What do you do if you fear eating off-plan food or you can’t go a day without supplements? Or, alternatively, if you can’t seem to make any healthy changes stick?  You may need to reexamine your relationship with food and health.  Today we speak with Kevin Geary, who has developed a great program to help you self-assess where this might be coming from and, more importantly, what you can do to overcome it. 

Jul 12, 2017

Another edition of Health News Updates!  Today we discuss:

  • Hypothyroid vs Thyroid HRT
  • Vanity & Health
  • Iodine & Thyroid
  • CoQ10 & Skin
  • FODMAPs & Gut Health
  • Paleo Diet & Heart Disease
Jul 5, 2017

Today Ben Greenfield is back to discuss methods for preventing overtraining and adrenal fatigue. He shares some valuable tips and insights on how to both monitor for overtraining and techniques to maximize performance. 

Jun 28, 2017

Let’s jump into another edition of Health News Reviews! Today we will discuss gluten and brain fog, stomach autoimmunity, ketogenic diets and performance, probiotics and depression, probiotics and diabetes, sun exposure and gluten intolerance, and more…

Jun 21, 2017

SIBO breath testing can be an incredibly valuable tool for those suffering with gas, bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, and/or constipation.  However, there is debate on what the best test is and how to interpret the test results.  Today Dr. Allison Siebecker and I discuss the new North American Consensus statement regarding SIBO breath testing. We also discuss an upcoming SIBO summit Dr. Siebecker is organizing.

Jun 14, 2017

Today let’s dig into the mail bag with listener questions. Here is what we’ll cover: The massive difference between saying “the evidence shows” versus “there is evidence showing”; Are vegetarian diets really best for rheumatoid arthritis?; Addressing criticism of my ‘cost effective functional medicine’ approach; Can your stool test results help you determine the probiotic for your gut?; Thoughts on the best stool testing; What to do for bad breath; What to do if your vitamin D levels are always low; Testing for nutrient deficiencies.

Jun 7, 2017

I recently went down to San Jose and did an interview with the guys from Mind Pump Media.  We had a very candid conversation about the health and the exercise industry.  We then jumped around different topics regarding the gut and thyroid.  They are a fun group and this should be a very enjoyable read or listen!

May 31, 2017

Another episode of listener questions! Today we will discuss a smart phone app to fine tune your diet, iodine & goitrogens, SIBO & H. Pylori, T3 levels, gluten avoidance, and more.  I will also provide some updates on the book and answer questions from a recent lecture I gave for the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. 

May 24, 2017

The health of your gut has a massive impact on the health of your brain.  Today we speak with doctor and author David Pelmutter to elaborate on this connection and expand upon strategies for optimizing your brain health. 

May 17, 2017

Today I spoke with Dr. Susan Blum on her 4-component plan for healing autoimmunity. We emphasize the importance of gut health, of course, but also get into an interesting debate regarding what type of diet is best for autoimmunity. We also cover the importance of stress and toxins.

May 10, 2017

Here we go with Health News Updates - Episode 2. Today we will discuss: the thyroid-SIBO connection, probiotics and H. Pylori, vitamin D and fatigue, iodine and thyroid autoimmunity, CoQ10 and fatigue, viruses and hypothyroid, and more…

May 3, 2017

Today I spoke with Dr. Jill Carnahan and we had a great conversation about mold, mycotoxins, and CIRS (chronic immune response syndrome). Oftentimes this topic is made out to be overly complicated, but today’s conversation pierced through to the practical core on this issue. This is an important topic to be aware of for those who have not responded to other therapies.

Apr 26, 2017

What do you do if nothing has worked to fix your gut?  One option is to get a new gut microbiota.  A fecal transplant is a technique wherein you can replace your gut bacteria with the gut bacteria of a healthy donor. Today we speak with a pioneer in fecal transplant therapy, Glenn Taylor of the Taymount clinic. 

Apr 19, 2017

Today we speak with co-founder of Paleo f(x), Keith Norris. I like to call Paleo (f)x the spring break of health conferences, where you binge on an assortment of health and wellness information.  In today’s podcast we discuss important aspects of the paleo movement.  We also delve into some interesting tangents, like women and carbs, and exciting new technologies that can help improve your health.

Apr 12, 2017

Today I would like to try something a little different. This podcast will contain a brief summary of the most important research that has been published over the last few weeks. We will cover some important updates regarding SIBO, vitamin D, thyroid autoimmunity, probiotics, gluten-free diets, ulcerative colitis, autoimmunity, heart disease, and leaky gut.

Apr 5, 2017

My good friend and best-selling author, Robb Wolf, is back on the podcast to discuss his new book entitled Wired to Eat. Robb lays out a great holistic plan to find a personalized diet that is right for you.  We also tackle some interesting aspects of a healthy relationship with food, “cheating,” and finding one’s ideal carb intake.

Mar 29, 2017

I was supposed to discuss carbs, IBS, metabolism, and thyroid on Ben Greenfield’s podcast, but Ben and I had to reschedule our recording, so I thought we could cover this today. Let’s discuss some important aspects of how carbs affect IBS, metabolism, and thyroid and provide guidelines to make sure you are using carbs to your advantage and not your detriment.

Mar 22, 2017

We often think of nutrition as things like protein, carbs, and fats. However, movement is an important nutrient also. We need the right balance of movement nutrients (cardio, strength training, and stretching) to maintain optimum health.  Additionally, we are now learning that movement is required on a cellular level for healthy cell function. Today we speak with movement specialist, Katy Bowman, to elaborate.

Mar 15, 2017

I'm turning over a new leaf in 2017 to answer our listener questions monthly. Today I’ll answer some January questions, and here is what we will cover. Is paleo healthy? Fasting, good or bad? What to do when gluten free doesn’t work. Constipation being caused by prokinetics.

Mar 8, 2017

Sometimes we make the mistake of thinking that functional medicine is infallible; unfortunately, this is not the case.  Today we will discuss how a fairly popular functional medicine lab was found to falsify lab ranges, a change which led to increased treatment recommendations, which were serviced by their sister company’s supplements.  This story provides a good example for both clinicians and patients as to why a more conservative outlook on functional medicine is important.

Mar 1, 2017

You’ve likely heard something about methylation as it’s an area of functional medicine that is ‘hot’ right now.  I’ve been very cautious regarding ‘methylation testing and treatment’ recommendations for a number of reasons.  In today’s episode we speak with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald and I share some of my concerns.  Dr. Kara provides an excellent overview of how we can optimize methylation and do so reasonably and safely.  Things you should know: testing is way overhyped, and over supplementation can actually harm you.

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