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Mark Pettus

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YOUR ROADMAP TO OPTIMAL HEALTH WITH Dr. Mark Pettus

The Health Edge: translating the science of self-care

Drew Pearlman Interview:  Dr. Mark Pettus is a triple-board certified Internist, Nephrologist, and Integrative Medicine physician practicing for over 25 years.   He is also the author of two books, The Savvy Patient: The Ultimate Advocate for Quality Health Care and It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health.  He hosts The Health Edge Podcast along side John Bagnulo.During the pandemic, humanity is dealing with a sustained level of stress.  Mark explains that our “fight or flight” sympathetic nervous system is an important survival response when it is short lived; however, this prolonged stress can cause a disruption in our circadian rhythm, causing issues with sleep and mental health.  This raises the question: how do we become more resilient to these stressors?Mark tells us that when it comes to the virus, there is a real threat out there, but there is a lot you can do with food and lifestyle strategies to empower your health and the health of your loved ones.For instance, Mark offers some key food interventions like avoiding processed and sugary foods while eating more healthy fats and vegetables.  He shares some of the critical nutrients necessary to strengthen the immune system, such as fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, and K as well as water soluble vitamin C.Mark also emphasizes the role of the gut in keeping our immune system defenses strong.  For instance, it’s estimated that over 2/3 of the immune system is housed in the gut lining.  “The gut is probably as much an immunologic organ as it is an organ of digestion.”  This ecosystem of trillions of microbes dwelling in our gut – our microbiome – acts in partnership with our immune system.A major problem with the way we are currently living is a result of “circadian disruption.”  Most of us don’t get enough natural light during the morning and day hours, and we get too much artificial light from our electronic devices at night.Another factor that interferes with our wake / sleep cycle is that we eat all day long and very often, late into the night.  This late night feeding confuses the brain and is not a normal evolutionary biological pattern.Mark tells us that when it comes to the virus, there is a real threat out there, but there is a lot you can do with food and lifestyle strategies to empower your health and the health of your loved ones.For instance, Mark offers some key food interventions like avoiding processed and sugary foods while eating more healthy fats and vegetables.  He shares some of the critical nutrients necessary to strengthen the immune system, such as fat-soluble vitamins like A, D, and K as well as water soluble vitamin C.Mark also emphasizes the role of the gut in keeping our immune system defenses strong.  For instance, it’s estimated that over 2/3 of the immune system is housed in the gut lining.  “The gut is probably as much an immunologic organ as it is an organ of digestion.”  This ecosystem of trillions of microbes dwelling in our gut – our microbiome – acts in partnership with our immune system.A major problem with the way we are currently living is a result of “circadian disruption.”  Most of us don’t get enough natural light during the morning and day hours, and we get too much artificial light from our electronic devices at night.Another factor that interferes with our wake / sleep cycle is that we eat all day long and very often, late into the night.  This late night feeding confuses the brain and is not a normal evolutionary biological pattern.Mark talks about what the virus can teach us.  He says “the pandemic has lifted the veil of the many inequities that exist in our culture.  Those with less are hurt even more, those with more are hurt less.”  During these challenging times, Mark says that we must come t

47mins

20 Mar 2021

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Your Roadmap to Optimal Health with Dr. Mark Pettus

The Drew Pearlman Show

47mins

20 Mar 2021

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Mark Pettus: Healthy Living and Life Extension | Stories Next Door #1

Stories Next Door

For our inaugural podcast, we are joined by Dr. Mark Pettus, a public health specialist in the Berkshires. Dr. Pettus has his own podcast called The Health Edge, and has authored two books: It's All In Your Head and The Savvy Patient. Our conversation spans a wide range of topics from tips for leading a healthy lifestyle to the intersection of quantum mechanics and modern medicine.

1hr 20mins

27 Jan 2021

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Relationship Goals: Single Life - It's Complicated | Mark Pettus | 3.08.20

Ethos Church

36mins

10 Mar 2020

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Episode 50 - John Erwin, Mark Pettus, and Wrapping up Winter Conference

Dawson Now

Join Scott Dawson as he interviews film maker John Erwin, the man behind I Can Only Imagine, October Baby, Mom's Night Out, and the new film I Still Believe. Also, Scott talks with Highlands College president Mark Pettus, as well as SDEA team members Caleb Jones and Will Roberts about their personal observations about the winter Strength to Stand Conference.

52mins

19 Feb 2020

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Episode 9: Reaching the Next Generation with Mark Pettus

10TEN Project

This week, the Called gang is joined by Highlands College President Mark Pettus to talk about the ways Gen Z will reshape society and how churches can be prepared to meet this new generation where they're at.ADDITIONAL INFO:If you are a Pastor or Youth Pastor visit onehope.net/called to receive an exclusive free copy of The Catechism Devotional Book by using the promo code CALLED.

56mins

13 Nov 2019

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Pastor Mark Pettus – How Am I Going To Fill The Void?

The City Church Mississauga

Pastor Mark Pettus joins us from Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama!

6 Oct 2019

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Mark Pettus — VOUS Conference 2019: The Future of The Church

VOUS Church

Register now for #VOUSConf 2020 here:http://vousconference.com It is a big, almost intimidating thought, but the future of the Church rests on our ability to outpace culture. What does that mean? It means, while being multigenerational, we’re focused on capturing the faith of this generation. The workers are few, but there’s a harvest full of people waiting to get closer to God. In his talk "The Future of the Church," Highlands College President Mark Pettus helps us see that our harvest field is in Generation Z. Will the Church heed the call and choose to see what Jesus himself sees ⁠— the great potential of for young people? Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be out front, breaking through the confusion and answering the key questions of this generation. There is a lot in store for the Church, it’s our move to take on the great opportunity of our time.

43mins

5 Sep 2019

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Four Practices of Progress | Mark Pettus

Youth America Leadership Podcast

Mark Pettus gives four practices of making progress during the 2016 Youth America Leadership Conference.

39mins

18 Jun 2019

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2018 – DAY 3 – SESSION 1: Heritage of the House (Ps Mark Pettus)

Lifehouse Conference

A brief summary of this episode

47mins

24 May 2019

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