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Nov 16, 2016

The first clinical microbiota test was just released, but is it worth doing? Let’s discuss this test’s pros and cons and help you determine if it’s right for you.

Nov 9, 2016

What do you do if all of your digestive tests are normal but you still have symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea or nausea?  We have spoken a lot about SIBO but today I’m very excited to share with you a conversation with one of the leading researcher in SIFO, Small Intestinal Fungal Overgrowth.  This discussion with Dr. Satish Rao is one you will not want to miss.

Nov 2, 2016

Sean Croxton has produced some highly influential healthcare documentaries and podcasts, but he has recently made a shift to another important aspect of the health picture – mindset, beliefs and happiness.  In my opinion this is one of the most under-served areas of healthcare at the moment.  Sean and I discuss some key issues regarding how to find happiness and how to dismantle any self-limiting beliefs that may be holding you back.

Oct 26, 2016

Today we talk with Dr. Allison Siebecker on all things SIBO. We discuss biofilms, small intestinal fungal overgrowth, worms and more.

Oct 19, 2016

Have you considered undergoing fecal microbiota transplant therapy? We have previously discussed the science behind this process and what conditions this may work best for. Today we speak with Jen Broyles, who recently underwent fecal transplant therapy, to get a firsthand understanding of what this therapy is like.

Oct 12, 2016

Adrenal testing is one of the most recommended tests in functional medicine, but unfortunately, most of the tests recommended are antiquated.  Furthermore, most test results are not used correctly.  Today Dr. Nick Hedberg joins us to discuss which adrenal tests make sense and, more importantly, how to use them.

Oct 5, 2016

Dr. Ruscio’s reads a few excerpts from his coming book.  We discuss fiber; is it good, is it bad?  Or, is it good for some but not for others, and if so how to know who it will help and who it will harm.  Possibly the most important issue discussed is what impact dietary fiber actually has on colorectal cancer.

Oct 5, 2016

Dr. Ruscio’s reads a few excerpts from his coming book.  We discuss fiber; is it good, is it bad?  Or, is it good for some but not for others, and if so how to know who it will help and who it will harm.  Possibly the most important issue discussed is what impact dietary fiber actually has on colorectal cancer.

Sep 28, 2016

Dr. Rob Knight, co-founder of American Gut, Discusses the Microbiota and microbiota testing.  This was a fascinating discussion about the current state of microbiota research.  We cover what the newest breakthroughs are and what place your American Gut microbiota results have related to gut interventions.  There are a few gems here you won’t want to miss.  

Sep 21, 2016

Dr. Richard Maurer, author of The Blood Code, discusses how to use the results from common blood tests to fine-tune your metabolism. If you are having a hard time determining if you should be low carb or higher carb, can’t lose weight, or can’t get your blood sugar or cholesterol under control, this episode should help.

Sep 14, 2016

At this year’s Paleo f(x) I discovered not only great tasting wine but ones that were actually healthy. I didn’t know all the reasons why these wines were healthy, but I felt great while drinking them during the speaker dinner. I reached out to the owner of this wine club, Todd White, to come on the podcast and explain what makes these wines so healthy. After hearing more from Todd I am even more impressed by these wines. If you haven’t been able to tolerate wine or alcohol, this might be the solution you have been searching for.

Sep 7, 2016

Abel James, New York Times best-selling author and host of the top podcast Fat-Burning Man, discusses how to master the 20% of health practices that yield 80% of the results. This was a great episode that speaks to common areas of health that we are all guilty of neglecting. It was a great reminder of important principles that we should all be constantly working toward making a priority.

Aug 31, 2016

What is the best level of vitamin D? This can be a tough question to answer because there seems to be conflicting opinions and research. Today we speak with Dr. Chris Masterjohn, who provides a radically different but highly logical approach for determining what your personalized and ideal levels of vitamin D should be.

Aug 23, 2016

Should you treat SIBO if you have all the symptoms but your SIBO labs are negative? Let’s discuss an approach for navigating this and close with a few reflections on life.

Aug 17, 2016

Dr. Dan Kalish visits us again to discuss the landmark study he just published in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic. This study is a huge step in validating functional medicine. We discuss how patients were treated and the results they achieved. We also discuss our differing philosophies on adrenal testing.

Aug 10, 2016

Today we speak with Dr. Dean Howell, who specializes in correcting structural problems in the head. If you have chronic eye, ear, nose, throat, or neck issues, this information is for you. However, if you have had teeth pulled or braces, there is some interesting information you should know also.

Aug 3, 2016

Eat Well, Move Well, Live Well coauthors discuss their new book. We cover some great tips for how to implement healthy diet and lifestyle changes.

Jul 27, 2016

What is the best test for SIBO? Is it the lactulose or the glucose breath test? The answer may surprise you. Let’s dig into the details.

Jul 20, 2016

Dietary fiber has a long stereotype of being healthy, but if you have been following our work, you have likely heard a few things that challenge this concept. Today we speak with Konstantin Monastyrsky, author of Fiber Menace, to dig into some of these details. 

Jul 14, 2016

High carb or low carb? Why not go back and forth between the two periodically? This oscillation between different balances of macronutrients is likely what our ancestors did, and this approach seems to be helping many people with stubborn body fat. Today we speak with Jason Seib, author of The AltShift Diet, which walks people through a unique dietary approach that oscillates your intake of carbs and calories.

Jul 13, 2016

High carb or low carb? Why not go back and forth between the two periodically? This oscillation between different balances of macronutrients is likely what our ancestors did, and this approach seems to be helping many people with stubborn body fat. Today we speak with Jason Seib, author of The AltShift Diet, which walks people through a unique dietary approach that oscillates your intake of carbs and calories.  

Jul 6, 2016

Which supplements for weight loss and performance are actually worth the money? This is an area where the internet is permeated with outrageous claims and snake oil sales. Fortunately, Dr. Nelson looks at the clinical studies and provides us a summary of what some of the most popular supplements can and cannot do. 

Jun 29, 2016

There are a handful of healthy diets that are commonly mentioned in the Paleo and functional medicine realm. One of these is the SCD diet, or Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Today we speak with Steven Wright, who provides easy steps to get started with the SCD diet and how you can use it to improve your gut health.

Jun 22, 2016

Over 95% of adults have evidence of viruses in their blood, and many of these viruses have been shown to correlate with autoimmunity. But how do you know if this is something that requires treatment or not? Today we delve into a responsible approach to viruses with Dr. Nick Hedback to answer this question. 

Jun 15, 2016

Today we speak with Dr. Neil Stollman, MD. He was involved in the very first FMTs performed under medical supervision and was involved in establishing the first-ever protocol used. Since then Dr. Stollman has gone on to perform hundreds of FMTs and published several research papers on this topic. He shares his insights with passion and enthusiasm in this episode. 

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