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A Different Kind of Healing with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

Your Longevity Blueprint

Western medicine can go a long way to improving health and saving lives. Yet, it often leaves many unanswerable questions. Today’s guest has built her practice around weaving together the best of Western health care with Chinese medicine to create a comprehensive approach to helping her patients. The solution to difficult health situations lie in: Loving your body, yourself, and others Maintaining a physical balance Identifying your unique lifestyle Learning to listen to your body Managing and understanding your emotions Being persistent and not giving up Trusting the process About Dr. Shiroko Sokitch Shiroko is a doctor who cares about you. The owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach. Trained in general surgery and working as an emergency room doctor for ten years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Finding Your Balance with Chinese Medicine In this episode, Dr. Shiroko explains the basic principles behind Chinese medicine. It’s all based on the flow of energy. Your organs are central to this. Dr. Shiroko describes how each organ has an emotional function, a spiritual function, and other physical functions.  With her background in different medical fields, Dr. Shiroko looks for patterns between all the body’s systems. By looking for patterns of imbalance, she can help get to the root cause of medical issues and address them at the source. This all helps promote longevity. Helping your energy flow through regular practices like acupuncture and chi gong keeps your body in balance. It also helps balance emotions which are often at the root of ailments. The Emotional Heart of Your Health It’s all about creating balance. Yet, this will not happen by accident. Dr. Shiroko describes the role of various organs in emotional and physical health. Often, negative emotions like anger can be healed through forgiveness. Therefore, healing can often be achieved by coming to a position of forgiveness.  Overall, healing depends on faith and trust. Dr. Shiroko explains how we are all on journeys of health. For that journey to succeed, we each need to be open to possibilities and be accepting of the love we have and the love we receive. How will you start a practice of loving your body every day? How will this help balance your emotions? Leave a comment on the episode page! Call the Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic today and schedule your first appointment at 319-363-0033. Quotes “Chinese medicine is based on the idea that you are made of energy. That energy travels through your body in certain patterns. When your energy is out of balance, there are problems.” [7:26] “You’re a spirit living inside of a body, but your body loves you. It’s your friend, not your enemy.” [11:54] “We all know that energy exists. We feel energy in different points, but we don’t know what to call that. The cool thing about Chinese medicine is it’s a system that’s been in place for thousands of years for accessing our own energy.” [27:44] “Put your energy into love and, if possible, put your energy into loving yourself and your body and appreciating whatever is happening to you.” [39:40] In This Episode What makes Chinese medicine different [7:20] Understanding the keys to balance and longevity [10:50] The link between emotions and organ health [20:20] The benefits of acupuncture to help increase longevity [24:20] How Chinese medicine takes a unique approach to the healing process [31:05] The role of energy in Chinese medicine [34:10] Links & Resources Use code CALM to save 10% on Adrenal Calm The Magnificence of Magnesium Get 10% off Magnesium Chelate: Magnesium Follow Dr. Shiroko Sokitch on Facebook | Linkedin Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds by Dr. Shiroko Sokitch Get Dr. Shiroko’s Your Free Workbook The Web That Has No Weaver by Ted J Kaptchuk Find Your Longevity Blueprint Online Follow Your Longevity Blueprint on Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn Get your copy of the Your Longevity Blueprint book and claim your bonuses here Find Dr. Stephanie Gray and Your Longevity Blueprint online Follow Dr. Stephanie Gray on Facebook | Instagram | Youtube | Twitter | LinkedIn Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic Podcast Production by the team at Counterweight Creative Related Episodes Episode 60: Break the Yang Addiction with Brodie Welch

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29 Sep 2021

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Healing When It Seems Impossible | Interview with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

The Flipping 50 Show

Healing when it feels impossible is the name of a new book by my guest in this episode. If you've sought medicine and physical changes, and still nothing, you may be overlooking one most important component.  My Guest: Shiroko Sokitch MD is a doctor who cares about you! The owner of Heart-to-Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Trained in general surgery and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds a book about her unique and comprehensive healing approach is available on Amazon. She’s the owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California since 1993, and Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach. Questions we answer in this episode: First, what are the odds? What are the 7 Keys to Defy the Odds? Why is love so important to healing? What is the emotional connection to health? How does stress play a role in our chronic conditions?             Causing             Preventing/slowing healing Connect with Dr. Shiroko: http://www.hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com Connect on Social https://www.facebook.com/HearttoHeartMedicalCenter https://twitter.com/DrShiroko https://www.instagram.com/drshiroko/

38mins

17 Aug 2021

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💚Healing When It Seems Impossible, Dr Shiroko Sokitch, Green Healing Show

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🎤 Healing When It Seems Impossible with Dr Shiroko Sokitch, MD, IFMCP(certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified Medical Acupuncture and the owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center 💥If you don't believe in power of healing by Acupuncture/Traditional Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine, then listen to this episode. I am so excited to interview Dr Shiroko Sokitch who is not only a medical doctor, but functional medicine and acupuncture practitioner. Learn: 💥How integration of functional medicine and acupuncture can help you heal? 💥How to use Chinese medicine to help you understand your body? 💥What is the healing power of love? 💥How much do emotional factors play a role in health? ✳️Dr Shiroko Sokitch MD is a doctor who cares about you! The owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. ✳️Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach. ✳️Trained in general surgery, and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. ✳️Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds a book about her unique and comprehensive healing approach is available on Amazon. ✳️The owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993 and author of, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach. You can access her here: 👇🏼 🔗www.hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com, 🔗https://www.facebook.com/HearttoHeartMedicalCenter 🔗https://twitter.com/DrShiroko

30mins

14 May 2021

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Trust the Journey You’ve Been Sent on by Your Body — Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

Younger with Dr. Robyn Benson

Key Takeaways: How did Dr. Shiroko go from being a medical doctor to taking on a more holistic approach?  The first time Dr. Shiroko saved a life, it was life changing.  Within the first year of pursuing her medical degree though, she hit a ‘midlife crisis’ despite only being in her 20s.  When someone has a difficult health issue, what should you do?  Think of your body as your friend rather than as your enemy.  It can be difficult to think positively when you feel like you’ve been betrayed by your body.  If you can’t put love into your body, then put love onto someone else, just start somewhere!  There’s three key things to getting balance in your body: Hormones, nervous system, and immune system.  Remember, we can't control our outer environment, but we can control our body and reconnection to the heart.  We really don’t notice how big of our emotions play on the immune system.  When you have difficult health issues, it can be so easy to give up. But it’s critical to your success that you don’t!  Why is love your healing superpower?  After Dr. Shiroko’s marriage ended, she felt completely lost.  The real secret to staying young is finding your passion, your purpose, and clearing out old emotional traumas.  Episode Summary: Dr. Shiroko Sokitch understands it can be hard to love your body after it betrays you and hurts you, but the key to our natural healing superpower is love and finding ways to love our bodies. In this episode, she shares her 7 keys to health that will help you defy the odds and allow you to live and feel younger than ever before.  Guest Bio: The owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach.  Trained in general surgery, and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds a book about her unique and comprehensive healing approach is available on Amazon. Resources for a Younger Lifestyle: Dr. Robyn Benson’s Free Youthful Aging eGuide Connect with Dr. Shiroko: Hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com & Free Gift Here: Hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com/summit Quotes: “One of the deepest things for healing is love. If you connect with your own body, everything in your body is always communicating, if you lay down that foundation, your journey will be different.” “Any kind of love that you put in any direction [in your body] will help build the love you have. If that’s not possible, then put love on someone else.” “Emotions are not the first thing that we think of as a component of our health.” “You have to trust the journey you’ve been sent on by your body and by your spirit.”

37mins

24 Nov 2020

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#174: Mapping Love with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

15-Minute Matrix

Today on the 15-Minute Matrix I welcome Dr. Shiroko Sokitch to the mic to talk into the healing powers of love. We all need a dose right now! “Love is the most healing power in the universe”, and when we look at love as a mediator in our healing protocols, we uncover the many ways it has the potential to mitigate challenges we encounter in many body systems, including the nervous system, immune system, and endocrine system. Big takeaway: Give a dose to get a dose!Click here to download the completed Matrix from this week’s episodeTo learn more about Dr. Shiroko click hereTo get you hands on her book ‘Healing When it Seems Impossible: 7 Keys To Defy The Odds’ click hereRelated Episodes: Episode #35: Dr. Venu Julapalli Maps Therapeutic Love on The 15-Minute Matrix Episode #32: Dr. Lindsey Berkson Maps Oxytocin on The 15-Minute Matrix Episode #163: Dana Frost Maps Heart Rate Variability on the 15-Minute MatrixGet 15-Minute Matrix podcast notifications delivered to your inbox!

17mins

6 Nov 2020

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Episode 50: Healing When It Seems Impossible, with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

The Functional Gynecologist

Has conventional medicine failed to heal you? Are you searching for answers to why you don't feel better no matter what you do? Have you ever wondered how Chinese Medicine can be used in this day and age? Please listen to this episode! Dr. Tabatha has an authentic, heart to heart conversation with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch, the author of Healing When it Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds. They discuss the inherent problems with our sick-care model of medicine and how to look outside of that system to reclaim your health.Dr. Shiroko is the owner and practitioner at Heart to Heart Medical Center. Board certified in Medical Acupuncture, Integrative Medicine, and Functional Medicine, she has been practicing a blend of Chinese and Western medicine for nearly 30 years, including 10 years as an ER doctor. In that time she’s helped over 40,000 people heal their bodies and their lives."When I work with my patients, we create a partnership. We look deeply at how your body is functioning, and address any potential imbalances in order to bring your whole body into balance so that can live your best possible life. My goal is to provide hope, to ease pain, and to give you the tools and understanding you need to take command of your health and sustain your wellness and vitality throughout your life." ~Dr. ShirokoDr. Shiroko's Website: https://hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com/Dr. Shiroko's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL9UP416Ak5pz1Ne1EufrXQThe Functional Gynecologist's Guide to Balancing your Hormones: https://drtabatha.synduit.com/sueb0001Dr. Tabatha's Website: https://www.drtabatha.com/Dr. Tabatha's FB: https://www.facebook.com/DrTabathaDr. Tabatha's IG: https://www.instagram.com/dr_tabatha/Dr. Tabatha's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TheFunctionalGynecologist

41mins

30 Oct 2020

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How TCM Can Keep Us Young with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch MD

The Rachel Varga Podcast

How can be become our most vibrant and radiant versions of ourselves using ancient healing modalities? How can we reduce cellulite naturally? How can we "tune into" our life force using TCM. What can we do to restore balance to our body, mind and spirit. Learn with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch MD from the Heart to Heart Medical Centre in this episode on The Rachel Varga Podcast!Learn more about Dr. Shiroko Sokitch at hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com on the many ways she can help you integrate various healing modalities!Buy her book Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds here!Learn more with Rachel Varga BScN, RN, CANS, Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist https://RachelVarga.caBOOK YOUR ONE ON ONE Virtual Skin and Aging Consultation with Rachel Varga here: RachelVarga.ca/get-startedLearn with me as I take you through my toolkit for aging well in my latest eBook Unlocking Your Vitality!Get more free resources on the SCIENCE of BEAUTY at https://rachelvarga.ca/registerDOWNLOAD my FREE Treatment Planning Guide and Sophisticated Skin Cheat Sheet at https://rachelvarga.ca/As a Board Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist since 2011 with over 18,000 rejuvenation treatments performed on thousands of patients. I offer guidance through education on skin, rejuvenation practices/treatments, and achieving overall wellness in the areas of spirit, mind, body and beauty.I would love to hear from YOU!Rachel Varga, BScN, RN, CANSEmail: info@rachelvarga.caDISCLAIMER: Information in this podcast is not to be taken as medical advice, and always consult with your Physician before making any lifestyle changes. The material shared by guests in this podcast is not the opinion of Rachel Varga, and disclaims any responsibility of inaccurate credentials of guests or information used that may cause harm. Always consult with your licensed Physician before any lifestyle modifications.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

30mins

21 Aug 2020

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Ep. 11: Using Chinese Medicine to Get to the Root Cause of Your Fatigue​ | Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

Fix Your Fatigue

This week, my guest is Shiroko Sokitch, MD, the owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California. Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Together, we discuss blending Chinese and Western medicine to fix fatigue, and what you can do TODAY to see improvements in fatigue.  Get Dr. Shiroko’s book: Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds https://amzn.to/3iJqMuc Go to fixyourfatigue.com to get more info on my Fix Your Fatigue course. Timestamps: [01:58] How did you get into Chinese Medicine? [05:27] How would you address fatigue using TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)? [10:09] Kidney, liver, and immune system ties to fatigue [15:53] How do we achieve “balance”? [19:02] Infections and Chinese medicine [23:53] What are some of the ways that Chinese Medicine is different than other ways of healing? [27:52] Healing When It Seems Impossible - 7 Keys to Defy the Odds [41:13] What is one thing you would say to our audience that they can do today to feel better?

46mins

8 Jul 2020

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The Astonishing Power Of Love In Healing | Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

Field Notes: An Exploration of Functional Medicine

Dr. Rob Downey speaks with Dr. Shiroko Sokitch about the power of both love and healing.  Read more about Seaworthy Functional Medicine at https://seaworthymed.com/ ABOUT THE GUEST: The owner of Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa, California, since 1993, Dr. Shiroko is an expert at using many modalities to bring your body to balance and wholeness. Her specialty is Healing When It Seems Impossible. She brings hope and healing to difficult health conditions by blending Chinese and Western medicine with a deep spiritual and emotional healing approach. Trained in general surgery, and working as an Emergency room Doctor for 10 years while attending acupuncture school, gave Dr. Shiroko a broad range of medical experience. Her new book –Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds a book about her unique and comprehensive healing approach is available on Amazon. Chick here to read the written blog: https://bit.ly/2U1nyYf 

48mins

25 May 2020

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056 The Case of Constant Heavy Periods and Pelvic Pain w/ Dr. Shiroko Sokitch

Health Mysteries Solved

The Case:  Amanda is 37 and dealing with pelvic pain, discomfort and heavy periods Doctors diagnosed her with endometriosis and fibroids They prescribed birth control but she’d had a bad reaction in her youth Endometriosis affects 10% of women between the ages of 15 - 49. That’s 176 million women in the world. The most common, traditional way to treat this issue is with hormone therapy in the form of birth control medication.  The Investigation When Amanda came to me, I understood her hesitation in using birth control to manage her endometriosis symptoms. I wanted to find out if we could find the root cause of the endometriosis and treat that instead. The hunt was on and there were many clues to consider. Dr. Shiroko Sokitch is a functional medicine doctor, a trained acupuncturist, and a traditional Chinese medicine doctor. This unconventional combination makes her very good at solving health mysteries. She shares my approach of getting to the root cause of a problem, so I thought she would be the perfect person to discuss Amanda’s case.  What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a condition where uterine tissue starts to grow beyond what is needed for the reproductive process. This can be contained in the uterus but it can also cause endometrial tissue to grow outside of the uterus. For example, a woman may have uterine tissue growing on her fallopian tubes or in her intestines. The excess endometrial tissue can really cause problems because it will continue to respond to hormones and can cause an imbalance that leads to many different symptoms.  Symptom of Endometriosis The location of the endometrial tissue overgrowth will dictate the symptoms experienced. However, many women who have endometriosis experience abdominal pain, heavy and/or irregular periods, inflammation, pain with sex, and/or bloating. If the endometriosis has spread, they may also experience digestive issues and related symptoms.  There is a second level to the symptoms caused by the hormonal imbalances related to endometriosis. These imbalances can cause migraines, headaches, moodiness, irritability, and other symptoms that may seem unrelated.  Diagnosing Endometriosis It can take conventional doctors a while to test for endometriosis because many will dismiss it as PMS at first. This can be very frustrating. Endometriosis can be diagnosed using a pelvic scope, and sometimes it can be seen through ultrasound, CT scan or MRI. Once a definitive diagnosis is made, conventional doctors will generally recommend medication or surgery. However, in the functional medicine world, diagnosing the condition is only the start of the process. There are many things that could have caused the endometriosis and so, we search for that cause in the hopes that reducing or eliminating it will positively impact the condition.  Causes of Endometriosis There are a variety of underlying causes and more research is needed. One of the possible causes that Dr. Shiroko is that many women are exposed to toxins in our environment. This includes feminine hygiene products that contain chemicals, plastics, beauty products, cleaning products, and food. Additionally, women are also exposed to xenoestrogens which mimic estrogen and disrupt the natural production of estrogen and can cause an overload of estrogen.  Dr. Shiroko also points out that some women are genetically predisposed to endometriosis.  There is no one singular cause of endometriosis which means that each patient has to be treated as a unique case.  Understanding Endometriosis through the TCM Lens In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the menstrual cycle is regulated by the liver. Every organ in TCM has a different set of physical and emotional functions. So, the liver’s job is to regulate the menstrual cycle, store the blood  and regulate smooth flow of energy in the body. It deals with the emotion of anger. If you have PMS, fibroids or endometriosis, it would fit within the perspective of liver imbalance.  Tests to Find the Root Cause of Endometriosis The DUTCH test looks at the adrenal hormones (including eight kinds of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, cortisol, and DHEA). Alternatively, an organic acids test can also reveal the root cause. Dr. Shiroko also likes to use the NutrEval Plasma® test which looks at how your cells generate energy and your digestive system. It also tests for parasites or bacteria, yeast production, food absorption, amino acid levels, the chemicals your brain produces, vitamins, minerals, toxins, heavy metals, and your body's ability to detoxify and manage oxidative stress. Treating Endometriosis Treatment for endometriosis, from a non-conventional perspective depends on finding the root cause of the condition. In following Chinese medicine, Dr. Shiroko would listen to the patient’s story, examine the abdomen, feel the pulses, and look at the tongue to determine where the imbalance is in the body. Then, she would use acupuncture and herbs to rebalance the area that is out of balance. She points out that emotional causes also need to be considered.  With a functional medicine approach, she would look for the cause through testing. It might be necessary to test hormone levels, look at chemical or heavy metal toxicity, measure exposure to pesticides and other toxins, and consider the nutritional status of cells. This would then lead to removing or reducing the cause of the imbalance. Often a detox is suggested as well as shifting away from toxins. Mystery Solved With Amanda, I ran a DUTCH test and saw there was estrogen dominance which meant she was not properly detoxifying or metabolizing her estrogen. We started with her diet by replacing any meat or dairy produced with hormones with clean options. We also gave her personal care products a makeover to significantly reduce her xenoestrogens. Plastics were the next to go. I put Amanda on Calcium D Glucarate and DIM to help her better metabolize and detox her estrogen while naturally supporting the proper estrogen and progesterone balance with Chaste Tree.  We added in methylated B vitamins in liquid form and used a combination of EPA, DHA and GLA to help balance her omegas. Amanda also started seeing an acupuncturist (who specializes in hormone balance) once a week. Happy Ending After 2 months on the nutritional protocol and doing acupuncture, Amanda noticed her cycle was not as heavy and she didn’t have as much pain. Two months after that, the pelvic pressure reduced significantly. She went back to her gynecologist for an annual and the ultrasound showed that her fibroids have shrunk to about half the size they were the year before. Most importantly, Amanda’s cycle is much more manageable and she avoided having to take medication. Eliminating Health Mysteries For Amanda we were able to find the root cause of her health issue and help regain her health without having to go on birth control medication. Could you or someone in your life be missing the real cause of their health mystery?  Links: Resources Mentioned: Thanks to my guest Dr. Shiroko Sokitch. You can connect with her through her website https://hearttoheartmedicalcenter.com/. You may also want to check out her book, “Healing When It Seems Impossible: 7 Keys to Defy the Odds”. We also discussed the EWG (Environmental Working Group) website as a great resource for living toxin-free. You can find it here https://www.ewg.org/ Suggested Products: Calcium D Glucarate DIM Methylated B vitamins EPA, DHA and GLA Related Podcast Episodes: EPISODE #030 The Case of Horrible PMS w/ Dr. Anu Arasu Thanks for Listening If you like what you heard, please rate and review this podcast. Every piece of feedback not only helps me create better shows, it helps more people find this important information. Never miss an episode -  Subscribe NOW to Health Mysteries Solved with host, Inna Topiler on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Google Podcasts and remember to rate and review the show! Find out more at http://healthmysteriessolved.com PLEASE NOTE All information, content, and material on this podcast is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Some of the links provided are affiliate links. This means we may make a very small amount of money should you choose to buy after clicking on them. This will in no way affect the price of the product but it helps us a tiny bit in covering our expenses. 

42mins

23 Apr 2020

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