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BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott as he empowers your better health!

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BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott as he empowers your better health!

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By baileylistens - Jan 13 2020
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This is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to since learning I my illness was due to toxic mold exposure. I have learned more from this podcast than from the doctors I have seen and have gained so much information on how to work toward getting well. I am always amazed that although Scott is not a doctor, he is so informed and knowledgeable. He is so well prepared for interviews and asks great questions to get deeper into the subject at hand . Definitely one of my favorites to listen to.

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Scott has helped me more than any doctor I’ve seen and gave me the information to seek my healing doctor! I’m forever grateful for all the information you’ve provided me in my healing journey. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. Thank you

iTunes Ratings

73 Ratings
Average Ratings
64
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3
4
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Excellent Podcast

By baileylistens - Jan 13 2020
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This is one of the best podcasts I’ve listened to since learning I my illness was due to toxic mold exposure. I have learned more from this podcast than from the doctors I have seen and have gained so much information on how to work toward getting well. I am always amazed that although Scott is not a doctor, he is so informed and knowledgeable. He is so well prepared for interviews and asks great questions to get deeper into the subject at hand . Definitely one of my favorites to listen to.

Amazing

By ck-bii - Jan 05 2020
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Scott has helped me more than any doctor I’ve seen and gave me the information to seek my healing doctor! I’m forever grateful for all the information you’ve provided me in my healing journey. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for you. Thank you
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Rank #1: Episode #42: DNRS with Annie Hopper

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the limbic system and how DNRS may support recovering from a wide array of chronic health challenges.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Annie Hopper. Annie Hopper is a journalist and health, wellness, and environmental toxin expert whose life was turned upside down by a chronic, debilitating condition. She knows the challenges and hardships involved with limbic system dysfunction and she personally suffered from severe Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Fibromyalgia, and Electric Hypersensitivity Syndrome. She went on to creatively rewire the neural circuits in her brain that had been altered due to toxic trauma, and the symptoms of illness eventually dissipated. In 2008, Annie Hopper founded The Dynamic Neural Retraining System – a drug free, neuroplasticity-based approach to rewire chronic illness disease patterns in the brain. The program can be an effective treatment for chemical sensitivities, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and many other chronic illnesses. Annie has lectured throughout North America and abroad, educating both patients and doctors alike about the connection between environmental toxins, brain trauma, and physical health. She has spoken at events hosted by the Canadian Brain Injury Association, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the Canadian Counseling and Psychotherapy Association, and the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is the author of Wired for Healing - Remapping the Brain to Recover from Chronic and Mysterious Illnesses. She is on a mission to take the "mystery" out of mysterious illnesses.

Key Takeaways:

- What is the limbic system, what is it intended to do, and what does it do in chronic illness? - What is DNRS? - What conditions respond to DNRS? - What body systems can be impacted by a hypersensitive limbic system? - How might DNRS help those with Lyme, electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome, POTS, mold, MCAS, chronic pain, inflammation, tinnitus, and more? - Why is telling someone that their illness is all in their head a serious mistake? - How does the DVD course differ from the in-person course? - What medical studies are underway?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.retrainingthebrain.com

Course Options:

DNRS DVDs DNRS Online/Streaming 5 Day Bootcamp

Related Resources:

Wired for Healing - Remapping the Brain to Recover from Chronic and Mysterious Illnesses POTS: What It Really Is & Why It Happens

Interview Date:

August 28, 2017

Disclosure:

BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of DNRS.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Aug 29 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: Episode #15: Klinghardt Conversations with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn some of the latest from Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD on the topics of Lyme disease, detoxification, diet, and much more.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. Dr. Klinghardt studied medicine & psychology in Freiburg, Germany, completing his PhD on the involvement of the autonomic nervous system in autoimmune disorders. Early in his career he became interested in the sequelae of chronic toxicity (especially lead, mercury, environmental pollutants & electromagnetic fields) and its impact on chronic illness. While working in India he encountered Eastern concepts of disease etiology & blended them with his Western training. This laid the foundation for his 5-level system of Integrative Medicine – the 5 Levels of Healing. Increasingly aware of the limitations of conventional medicine when dealing with chronic conditions, Dr. Klinghardt expanded the focus of his work to include body-oriented psychotherapeutic approaches such as applied psychoneurobiology, Family Constellation work, and other tools. Dr. Klinghardt has contributed significantly to the understanding of metal toxicity & its connection with chronic infections, illness & pain. He has been instrumental in advancing various fields within biological medicine such as non-invasive pain management, injection techniques for pain & orthopedic dysfunction, anti-aging medicine, toxicology, neuro-developmental disorders, energy psychology, biological dentistry, and more. He has also developed Autonomic Response Testing, a comprehensive evaluation system that has helped many to become accomplished holistic practitioners. He founded Sophia Health Institute in 2012, and is actively involved in patient care at his clinic outside of Seattle.

Key Takeaways:

- What can we do to step up our EMF mitigation efforts? - What works better for parasites; natural options or pharmaceutical ones? - How can we detoxify aluminum and glyphosate? - What role do viruses play in chronic illness? - What is Dr. Klinghardt's approach to treating Lyme? - What are SIBO and MCAS and how to approach treatment? - What probiotic may help with SIBO? - How do we get more energy and a better functioning brain? - Is copper toxicity a common concern? - What diet is best for people wit Lyme? - Is alkaline water a useful tool? - What type of bee venom is best? - Are stem cells moving people significantly forward? - What Dr. Klinghardt does for his own health?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.sophiahi.com

Related Resources:

The Ruggiero-Klinghardt (RK) Protocol for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Conditions with Particular Focus on Lyme Disease - http://betterhealthguy.link/RKProtocol

Interview Date:

March 9, 2017

Disclosure:

BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of BioPure.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Mar 14 2017

1hr 15mins

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Rank #3: Episode #85: Toxic with Dr. Neil Nathan, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about healing your body from toxic illnesses such as Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Neil Nathan. Neil Nathan, MD was introduced with a more formal summary of his bio in podcast episode #19. For this podcast, I want to be more informal and just say how much I value and respect Dr. Nathan and the work that he does to help his patients. Dr. Nathan has been a mentor to me over the years, and I am always grateful when there are more opportunities to learn from him. I appreciate that Dr. Nathan has never accepted the toolbox that he has available and that he has continued to look for new and better options to help his population of chronically ill patients. While his toolbox is quite large, he’s still looking, still searching, still open to new and different approaches. Until we have all the answers, this is the type of doctor I think most of us would want. In his new book “Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness”, Dr. Nathan shares his wisdom, experience, and toolbox with all of us. It is profoundly enlightening.

Key Takeaways:

- What is the difference between toxicity and sensitivity? - What is a binder? How are absorption and adsorption different? - How does one determine which binders to use? - Can binder effectiveness be maximized with a focus on the liver and gallbladder? - How are intracellular toxins detoxified? - How important are HLA-DR genetics in terms of being a predictor of illness and a predictor of treatment outcome? - What screening tests might be used to evaluate an environment for the possibility of mold? - How are urine mycotoxin tests helpful? - How can mold from a water-damaged building vs. mold from food consumption be differentiated in urine mycotoxin tests? - How often is colonization a consideration in recovering from mold illness? - Does treating MARCoNS make a positive shift for patients clinically? - How do Bartonella and Babesia differ in their symptom presentation? - What is provocation testing? - Can Bartonella be treated without antibiotics? - What is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and how is it treated? - How might various body systems be rebooted? - What is Polyvagal Theory, and what role does it play in recovery?

Connect With My Guest:

http://neilnathanmd.com

Related Resources: Book:"Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness"  International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness

Interview Date:

October 22, 2018

Additional Information:

To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Oct 23 2018

1hr 39mins

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Rank #4: Episode #31: PANDAS and PANS with Amy Joy Smith, NP

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about PANDAS and PANS and the impact it has on children and families.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Amy Joy Smith, NP. Amy Joy Smith is a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Functional Medicine in Northern California. Amy is a renowned pioneer on the PANDAS front and also the mother of an amazing child with PANDAS. She is a dedicated PANDAS awareness advocate. Amy serves on the PANDASNetwork.org Board of Directors. Amy has practiced functional and nutritional medicine since the early 1980s and has studied with a number of pioneers in the field. She attended Syracuse University School of Nursing where she received her BSN in Maternal-Child Nursing, and all of her acute care and hospital experience is in pediatrics. She was a Fellow in the World Health Organization's renowned Adolescent Health Training Program in the University of Minnesota Medical School, and in addition to being a Nurse Practitioner, has a Master's Degree in Adolescent Health with a focus on Youth Development and Community Health, from the University of Minnesota. She was featured in the recent documentary “My Kid Is Not Crazy” which is a powerful film exploring the impact PANDAS and PANS has on the lives of those it affects.

Key Takeaways:

- What are the primary symptoms of PANDAS? How is PANS different? - At what age does it often present and what is the split between boys and girls? - What triggers PANDAS and PANS? - What are the criteria for diagnosing the condition? - What is the Cunningham Panel? - How do you control inflammation and modulate the immune response? - Can homeopathy be helpful? - Is PANDAS associated with autism?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.amyjoysmithnp.com

Related Resources:

http://www.mykidisnotcrazy.com

Interview Date:

June 20, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Jun 20 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #5: Episode #38: Beating Bartonella with Dr. Evan Hirsch, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn the latest on the treatment of Bartonella, a common co-infection of Lyme disease.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Evan Hirsch, MD. Doctor Evan, as he is affectionately known, is one of the nation’s leaders and authorities on Chronic Fatigue. He suffered from chronic fatigue for 5 years until he achieved resolution using the protocols he pioneered in his medical practice. He has helped over a thousand people resolve their Chronic Fatigue and is now on a mission to help 100,000 more people through training of providers and creating online content including web articles, videos, and online courses. He has lectured nationally and internationally on topics in Integrative and Functional Medicine and is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine. When he’s not at the office, you can find him singing barbershop, listening to musical theater, playing basketball, traveling, dancing hip-hop, and spending time with his family. His mentors include: Jonathan V. Wright, MD, Alan Gaby, MD, Andrew Weil, MD, Mark Hyman, MD, Datis Kharrazian, DC, Richard Horowitz MD, Jacob Teitelbaum MD and Nikolas Hedberg DC. Dr. Evan’s focus is on Fatigue and Autoimmune Disorders.

Key Takeaways:

- What role does Bartonella play in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? - How prevalent is this microbe? - How do people get exposed? - What testing is most helpful? - What do some get sick and others may not? - What symptoms does Bartonella create? - What about striae, nodules, and cherry angiomas? - How does Bartonella affect the thyroid and impact those with Hashimotos? - How does one support symptoms like anxiety, rage, and depression while treating Bartonella? - What treatment options have been most helpful? - What is the role of detoxification? - Does a moldy home impact recovery from Bartonella? - What is the role of mental and emotional health in recovering overall health? - What is the overlap between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Lyme disease?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.thehirschcenter.com

Related Resources:

Fix Your Fatigue Book: http://betterhealthguy.link/FixYourFatigue

Interview Date:

August 2, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Aug 02 2017

49mins

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Rank #6: Episode #78: Klinghardt Conversations 2 with Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the impact of retroviruses in chronic illness and several recent clinical pearls from Sophia Health Institute.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt. I shared Dietrich Klinghardt MD's professional bio in episode #15, and for this introduction, I am going to be less formal and speak from personal experience. I met Dr. Klinghardt in January 2006 shortly after my own Lyme diagnosis in July 2005. I was in the front row of his conference probably asking more questions than he would have liked, but it was the start of my journey with his work, and I was beyond excited and hopeful. I then became a patient and worked with him for several years and was able to regain my health through the implementation of not only his treatment protocols, but his healing framework. To this day, no other person has impacted my understanding of health and wellness as much as Dr. Klinghardt, and I will be forever grateful. Key Takeaways:

- What conditions may have a retroviral component? - Are retroviruses the deeper core issue? - How are retroviruses encountered? - What tests can be done to eplore retroviruses? - What is the connection between retroviruses and the cell-danger response? - What role do EMRs, glyphosate, and aluminum play in the activation of retroviruses? - What are some of the key retrovirus treatment options? - What is the connection between EMF and mold illness from water-damaged buildings? - What role might breast implants play in impacting recovery? - What are the latest perspectives on rope worms? - How commonly do stem cells result in sigificant improvement? - Do DMPS, DMSA, and EDTA still play a role in patient recovery?

Connect With My Guests:

http://sophiahi.com

Related Resources:

The Role of Retroviruses in Chronic Illness – A Clinician’s Perspective Safe Uses of Suramin and Other Anti-Retroviral Approaches

Interview Date:

July 2, 2018

Disclosure:

BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of BioPure.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Jul 03 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #7: Episode #91: Break The Mold with Dr. Jill Crista, ND

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about mold illness and how to effectively "Break The Mold" and regain health and wellness.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Jill Crista. Jill Crista, ND is a naturopathic doctor, best-selling author, and nationally recognized health educator. Her hope is to improve health through education, by bridging gaps in understanding between medical research and practice. She writes books and offers online courses for anyone wanting to gain concrete steps to conquer health challenges. She focuses on conditions that cause injury and inflammation to the brain and nervous system, including concussion, mold, Lyme disease, and autoimmune encephalopathies. Dr. Jill graduated with Honors from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine (NUNM) in 2003, and in 2012, she completed the Physician Training Program with the International Lyme & Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). She is passionate about herbal medicine and has completed the Advanced Botanicals course with Dr. Jillian Stansbury. For over a decade, she was director and practicing member of two integrative medical clinics in Southern Wisconsin. She had the opportunity to practice with colleagues from naturopathic medicine, integrative medicine, acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy. Here she experienced the synergy and efficacy of a team approach to patient care. She’s now focusing on research, teaching, and writing, incorporating what she learned.

Key Takeaways:

- How is mold a survivor and how common is mold in buildings in society? - How do mold-associated "bad gasses" impact our health? - Do molds potentially colonize the body resulting in the need for antifungal therapies? - Can immune dysregulation from mold exposure lead to an activation of Lyme, co-infections, or opportunistic microbes in the body? - How is mold allergy different from mold biotoxin illness? - How does mold and mycotoxins lead to food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, and EMF sensitivity? - What is the "Crista Mold Questionnaire" and what do the categories mean? - If someone has to leave their home, what can they taken with them? - What testing is a good initial step in exploring the potential of mold in an environment? - Is urinary mycotoxin testing helpful clinically? - Why is reducing dust important in optimizing an environment for health? - Are some supplements potentially a concern for those with mold issues? - What binders may be helpful, and what needs to be considered before adding binders? - Why is a focus on bile movers important, and what tools may be helpful? - How might lymphatic massage, sauna, or coffee enemas be supportive?

Connect With My Guest:

http://drcrista.com

Interview Date:

February 12, 2019

Additional Information:

To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Feb 13 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #8: Episode #76: RESTORE and Hydration with Dr. Zach Bush, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about intestinal hyperpermeability, applications of RESTORE, hydration, and detoxification.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Zach Bush. Zach Bush, MD is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country - with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. The breakthrough science that Dr. Bush and his colleagues have delivered offers profound new insights into human health and longevity. In 2012 he discovered a family of carbon-based redox molecules made by bacteria. He and his team subsequently demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. This science has resulted in a revolutionary class of dietary supplements, including the product, RESTORE. Dr. Bush points to his kids as the driving force behind his passion for change. He is fiercely motivated by a desire to have them experience a much brighter and healthier future. His education efforts provide a grassroots foundation from which we can launch change in our legislative decisions, ultimately up-shifting consumer behavior to bring about radical change in the mega industries of big farming, big pharma, and Western Medicine at large. Key Takeaways:

- What is the role of intestinal hyperpermeability or leaky gut in chronic health conditions? - What is RESTORE? - How does RESTORE create a communication network within the body? - Does RESTORE have benefits beyond the GI tract? - What are some of the ways RESTORE can be used? - What is the intent of the nasal version of RESTORE? - Why is hydration so important, and how does hydration support detoxification? - How is hydration connected to electrical charge? - Can RESTORE help to optimzie our mitochondria? - In Lyme disease, do we need to kill the microbes to improve our health? - Are there any pathogens we really need to eliminate from the body?

Connect With My Guests:

http://zachbushmd.com http://restore4life.com

Interview Date:

June 18, 2018

Disclosure:

BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of Biomic Sciences.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Jun 18 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #9: Episode #49: Brain on Fire with Dr. Mary Ackerley, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about inflammation, its effects on the brain, and its role in chronic health challenges such as Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS).

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Mary Ackerley, MD. Mary Beth Ackerley MD, MD(H), ABIHM is a classically trained board-certified psychiatrist. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University, studied at NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) and finished her residency in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins. Currently she is an integrative holistic physician who specializes in natural treatments. Patients commonly come to her with conditions of anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue. Her treatment protocol for biotoxin illness combines a variety of methods including conventional and integrative medicine. Her expertise includes differential diagnosis from brain MRI analysis in conjunction with Neuro Quant software. She has also uncovered a statistically significant relationship between methyl resistant nasal pathogens in relation to hidden dental infections known as cavitations. This discovery is linked to neuro-inflammation with psychiatric implications and has led to greater improvement in diagnosis and treatment. Currently she is researching the affects from biotoxin illness on oxygen absorption and metabolism. The malabsorption of oxygen leads to severe physical debilitation and exhaustion with an inability to accomplish simple daily tasks. Her internet article entitled “Brain on Fire” is widely acknowledged as a pre-eminent summation encapsulating the psychiatric implications from acquiring biotoxin illness. Her private practice, called My Passion 4 Health, is located in Tucson Arizona. Often she is contacted from around the world consulting through Skype about complex cases.

Key Takeaways:

- How was Andrea's family impacted by illness resulting from water-damaged buildings? - What factors lead to the growth of mold in an indoor environment? - What options may be helpful for testing for the potential of mold in the environment? - When mold is visible, how should it be cleaned? - What should one look for to find a good inspector and/or remediator? - When should one consider moving as opposed to remediation? - Might ozone or fogging solutions be helpful? - What should not be taken with you from a moldy environment to a new environment to minimize cross-contamination? - What treatment options were helpful? - Is it possible that the exposure to environmental mold leads to a colonization within the body? - Why is it important to reduce our exposure to EMFs to optimize wellness? - What are the top ten things Andrea learned the hard way?

Connect With My Guest:

http://mypassion4health.com

Related Resources:

Brain on Fire ISEAI

Interview Date:

November 3, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Nov 04 2017

1hr 29mins

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Rank #10: Episode #58: Mast Cell Master with Dr. T.C. Theoharides, PhD, MD

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In this episode, you will learn about mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) and some key considerations when treating this common issue seen in those with Lyme disease, mold illness, autism, and other complex conditions.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Theo Theoharides.  Dr. Theo Theoharides, PhD, MD has studied the regulation of mast cell activation and its role in neuroinflammatory disease for over 30 years. He holds a Masters in Neuroimmunology, a PhD in Pharmacology, and an MD from Yale University.  He was the first to report that mast cells can secrete specific mediators selectively without degranulation, regulate blood-brain-barrier permeability, stimulate microglia, be activated by corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) secreted under stress to release VEGF selectively, be activated by synergistic action of CRH and neurotensin, be activated by IL-33 and substance P synergistically to secrete the pro-inflammatory cytokine TNF, secrete mitochondrial DNA extracellularly that is mistaken by the body as a pathogen resulting in inflammatory reactions, and communicate with microglia and are involved in inflammation of the brain.  He discovered that mast cells are inhibited by certain natural flavonoids, especially luteolin and tetramethoxyluteolin.  He has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers and is in the top 5% of authors cited in pharmacological and immunological journals.  He is the developer of the well-known liposomal mast cell blocking nutritional supplement known as NeuroProtek and several other products.

Key Takeaways:

- What is the difference between mastocytosis and mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS)?

- What are some conditions where MCAS may play a role?

- What are some of the common symptoms of mast cell activation?

- How do temperature or season changes impact symptoms?

- What are the common triggers of MCAS?- What role does stress play in triggering mast cells?

- What are the best ways to approach testing for MCAS?

- Can Lyme disease itself be a trigger for mast cells?

- What is the link between MCAS and brain fog?

- What role does leaky gut play in MCAS?

- How do EMFs impact mast cells?

- What treatment options might be appropriate in MCAS?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.mastcellmaster.com

Related Resources: 

Algonot (NeuroProtek)

My Mystery Symptoms and Mast Cells Video

Lecture with Dr. Theo

Donate to support Dr. Theo's Work

Interview Date:

January 29, 2018

Disclaimer: 

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority. 

Jan 30 2018

1hr 58mins

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Rank #11: Episode #37: CIRS Update with Dr. Keith Berndtson, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn the latest in the treatment of CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome) resulting from water-damaged buildings.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Keith Berndtson, MD. Dr. Berndtson is a graduate of Rush Medical College. He practiced in Chicago for over 28 years and has clinical and administrative experience in both conventional and alternative medical settings. He has served as a clinical instructor for students at local medical and health professional schools. He is the author of Seek Wisdom: The Modern Quest for Health and Sustainability, a collection of essays on health care and what’s needed for us to become wiser stewards of nature. He co-authored The Immune Advantage and has been a consulting editor for several health publications including The Reader’s Digest Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and Herbs. He is certified by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine and specializes in the evaluation and management of symptoms that persist despite usual medical care. He has undergone additional training to help patients address Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections. He is the author of a widely read peer-reviewed article, Review of evidence for immune evasion and persistent infection in Lyme disease. He is certified by Ritchie Shoemaker, MD to help genetically susceptible patients address the chronic inflammatory response syndrome caused by mold toxins found in water-damaged buildings.

Key Takeaways:

- What air purifier can shift a person from a failed to passed VCS test? - How are transcriptomics used in evaluation of CIRS patients? - Does VIP change gene expression? - What is the role of leaky gut and the microbiome in CIRS? - What is the connection between MARCoNS and dental cavitations? - What is the latest in the treatment of MARCoNS? - Is there a connection between CIRS and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or POTS? - How do mast cells fit into the CIRS discussion? - Do natural binders work? - What can we do to raise awareness around CIRS?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.havenmedical.com

Interview Date:

July 28, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Jul 28 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #12: Episode #22: Healing Lyme with Stephen Harrod Buhner

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about herbal approaches for treating Lyme diease, how the environment impacts Lyme disease, and how plant medicines can be used to modulate and balance health.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Stephen Buhner. Stephen Harrod Buhner is an Earth poet and the award-winning author of twenty books on nature, indigenous cultures, the environment, and herbal medicine. He comes from a long line of healers including Leroy Burney, Surgeon General of the United States under Eisenhower and Kennedy, and Elizabeth Lusterheide, a midwife and herbalist who worked in rural Indiana in the early nineteenth century. The greatest influence on his work, however, has been his great-grandfather C.G. Harrod who primarily used botanical medicines, also in rural Indiana, when he began his work as a physician in 1911. Stephen's work has appeared or been profiled in publications throughout North America and Europe including The New York Times, CNN, and Good Morning America. Stephen lectures throughout the United States on herbal medicine, the sacredness of plants, the intelligence of Nature, and the states of mind necessary for successful habitation of Earth. He is a tireless advocate for the reincorporation of the exploratory artist, independent scholar, amateur naturalist, and citizen scientist in American society - especially as a counterweight to the influence of corporate science and technology.

Key Takeaways:

- What drew him to the field of Lyme? - How has the environment and ecosystem impacted Lyme disease? - What has changed with the core protocol? - What herbs may be helpful for Bartonella, Babesia, and Mycoplasma? - Do we need to eliminate every microbe to be well? - Is astragalus a problem in Lyme disease? - What toxin binders may be helpful? - How do we modulate the immune system? - What herbs help with mast cell activation? - Do microbes develop resistance to plants? - Do antimicrobial herbs impact beneficial flora?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.gaianstudies.org

Related Resources:

http://betterhealthguy.link/BuhnerLymeBooks

Interview Date:

April 18, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Apr 18 2017

1hr 8mins

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Rank #13: Episode #14: It's Mold I'm Told with John Banta

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the types of problems that lead to mold and water-damaged buildings, how experts test for mold, and much more. Enjoy!

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is John Banta. John Banta is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist with a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health Science and over 30 years of experience in Indoor Environmental Quality. He is a specialist in microbiological problems resulting from water damage in buildings. He has conducted investigations, trained technicians, established worker safety and health programs and supervised crews in sewage, flood, and fungal remediation throughout the United States. He is the co-author of the book titled Prescriptions for a Healthy House: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders, and Homeowners. He also authored Extreme Weather Hits Home, Protecting Your Buildings from Climate Change. His current project is a book tentatively titled “Prescriptions for a Mold Controlled House”.

Key Takeaways:

- Why did John become interested in environmental contributors to illness? - What does he look for when he walks through the front door of a home? - What are the most common issues that lead to water-damaged buildings? - Is humidity worth monitoring? - How are outdoor molds different from indoor molds? - What are the pros and cons of air sample testing and ERMI testing? - Besides mold spores, what about mycotoxins, VOCs, and mVOCs? - Can most homes be remediated successfully? - Are essential oils helpful?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.johncbanta.com

Related Resources:

https://igg.me/at/MoldControlledMattress (Mattress Contamination Research Project)

Interview Date:

March 6, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Mar 14 2017

1hr 31mins

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Rank #14: Episode #27: LDI - Low Dose Immunotherapy with Dr. Ty Vincent, MD

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In this episode, you will learn about creating immune tolerance using LDI, or low-dose immunotherapy.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Ty Vincent, MD. Dr. Ty Vincent attended medical school at the University of Washington and finished near the top of his class. He achieved “Honors” designation in 22 out of 27 pre-clinical courses during the first 2 years, and won a special award for excellence in the study of anatomy during the first year WWAMI site in Alaska. He completed residency at Alaska Family Medicine where he was selected as chief resident. Dr. Vincent served on the boards of the American College for Advancement in Medicine and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. Dr. Vincent has had an intense interest in complementary and alternative medicine since before attending medical school. He has continued to ask difficult questions about health and wellness and pursues the answers in many directions. Dr. Vincent has devoted years to studying nutrition and many other methods of natural healing, always with a firm grounding in science and scrutiny of the available scientific literature. Dr. Vincent has completed further training in bio-identical hormone therapy, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, allergy treatment, environmental medicine, Chelation Therapy and Reiki. He now practices full-time from Hawaii, and tries to effectively balance work with enjoying his wife and seven children. He is the author of the book "Thinking Outside the Pill Box" which is available on Amazon.com.

Key Takeaways:

- What is LDI and what is immune tolerance? - How are LDA and LDI different? - What are dilutions? - How frequently is LDI administered? - What are LDI flares? - What is a booster dose? - What restrictions need to be followed? - How has LDI helped children with PANDAS? What are its applications with autism? - Can LDI help with GI issues such as SIBO, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's, IBD, and similar issues? - Can LDI help with those dealing with mold illness? - Does LDI help in those with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)? - Does LDI help in dealing with parasites?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.globalimmunotherapy.com

Interview Date:

May 18, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

May 18 2017

1hr 43mins

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Rank #15: Episode #106: Bartonella and MCAS with Dr. Tania Dempsey, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Bartonella and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, the role they play in chronic illness, and options for addressing them.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Tania Dempsey. Tania Dempsey, MD received her MD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and her BS degree from Cornell University. She completed her Residency at NYU Medical Center / Bellevue Hospital and then served as an attending physician at a large multi-specialty medical practice in White Plains, NY, before opening Armonk Integrative Medicine. Dr. Dempsey combines primary care treatment and integrative medicine with particular focus on thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune disease, hormonal imbalances, vitamin deficiencies, food sensitivities, and weight management. She is an active staff member of Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut. She is a member of the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) and the American College of Physicians and holds a certificate in Vanguard Endocrinology. Dr. Dempsey has been featured on Fox News, Harpers Bazaar, Readers Digest, Clean Plates, Prevention, SHAPE Magazine and countless other media outlets.

Key Takeaways:

- What are the vectors for Bartonella transmission? - What are the hallmark symptoms of Bartonella infection? - Is Bartonella more common and more devastating than Lyme itself? - How does Bartonella impact the neurological system and result in symptoms that may appear to be mental and emotional? - What testing approach has been most helpful for identifying Bartonella? - What is the role of Bartonella in autoimmunity and in conditions such as PANS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, POTS, dysautonomia, insulin resistance, and Type 1 diabetes? - What is the connection between Bartonella and MCAS? - What is MCAS, and how does it impact the body? - How common is MCAS in the general population and in the chronically ill population? - What are the best tools to test for the presence of MCAS? - What is the QEESI, and how do MCAS and MCS overlap? - What is the role of the vagus nerve in MCAS? - How does one detoxify the body if toxins themselves lead to mast cell activation? - Is CIRS a mast cell activation syndrome induced by mold? - How is MCAS treated? - What is the role of genetic and epigenetics in MCAS? - What is the role of neuroplasticity or limbic system retraining in MCAS?

Connect With My Guest:

http://DrTaniaDempsey.com

Interview Date:

October 15, 2019

Transcript:

To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode106

Additional Information:

To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Oct 16 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #16: Episode #99: MCAS Revisited with Dr. Raj Patel, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and steps that may lead to its resolution.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Raj Patel. Raj Patel. MD received his Master’s degree in Physiology from Rutgers University and his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Dr. Patel is trained to work with people of all ages with his education in Family Medicine. He has extensive experience with various natural therapies including nutritional medicine, homeopathy, herbs, and mind-body medicine. Integrating these diverse therapies with allopathic or Western medicine has enabled Dr. Patel to offer a highly refined approach to healthcare that produces lasting results. Over the years, Dr. Patel has specialized in treating patients with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Lyme and tick-borne diseases, and mold illness (or “Sick Building Syndrome”) from exposure to water-damaged buildings. While these conditions seem separate and unrelated, they share many common underlying characteristics and frequently coexist. Dr. Patel’s interest in Lyme disease started in 2004 when he was diagnosed with it after having suffered from numerous seemingly unrelated symptoms for several years. Having successfully gone through his own journey with chronic Lyme disease utilizing a variety of treatment modalities, Dr. Patel has been able to refine his approach to treating chronic Lyme sufferers with incredible success. Dr. Patel is an active member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS). He has also completed advanced training in pediatric Lyme disease and is a frequent speaker at Lyme conferences. Dr. Patel deeply explores the impact of exposure to mold from water-damaged buildings and finds this is key to recovering many of his patients dealing with chronic Lyme disease. Today, Dr. Patel, as the founder of Medical Options for Wellness, sees primarily severe chronically ill patients who have not been able to recover in spite of working with numerous other doctors.

Key Takeaways:

- What is MCAS? - What are the symptoms of MCAS? - How is treatment of MCAS approached? - What are the key triggers of MCAS? - What are the symptoms of EMF sensitivity? - What role does EMF exposure play in MCAS and in chronic illness in general? - How important is rewiring the limbic system in MCAS? - What role does mold illness play in MCAS? - Why is the microbial support focus later in the overall approach? - How might the immune response to normal flora be a trigger for MCAS? - How can vaccine residues be a contributor to MCAS in some patients?

Connect With My Guest:

http://MedicalOptionsForWellness.net

Related Resources:

Interview Date:

June 11, 2019

Additional Information:

To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Jun 11 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #17: Episode #63: Mycoplasma with Dr. Garth Nicolson, PhD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Mycoplasma and its role in chronic health challenges.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Garth Nicolson. Garth L. Nicolson, PhD, MD(H) is the founder of The Institute for Molecular Medicine at California, and he serves as the President, Chief Scientific Officer, and Emeritus Professor of Molecular Pathology. He is Conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Newcastle, Australia. During the outbreak of the Gulf War syndrome, he was the leading authority on the study of the cause, treatment and prevention of the disease. He was appointed Chairman of the Medical-Scientific Panel for the Persian Gulf War Veterans Conference. On suspicion of the bacterium that caused the disease as a product of biological warfare, he made extensive scientific investigations and served as authority to the United States House of Representatives. For his service he was conferred honorary Colonel of the US Army Special Forces and honorary US Navy SEAL. With S.J. Singer, Nicolson published a paper titled "The fluid mosaic model of the structure of cell membranes" in 1972, which is now regarded as a classic paper in cell biology. With over 600 scientific papers, the majority of Nicolson's research is in cancer biology and cellular properties related to aging. He had invented a number of techniques in the study of cancer, and has five US patents. He was a Nobel Prize nominee in Cell Microbiology. In 2003 he introduced the practice of lipid replacement therapy into a scientific concept. He observed that the therapy had anti-aging effects, restorative potential for chronic muscle weakness (fatigue), and was beneficial to patients undergoing cancer treatments. Nicolson found that at the cellular and molecular levels the actual replacement of damaged cellular lipids with undamaged lipids helped to maintain proper structure and function of cellular structures, mainly cell membrane and organelle membranes (especially those of mitochondria), and this is important for maintaining stable cellular functions.

Key Takeaways:

- What is Mycoplasma? - What are some key symptoms and conditions associated with Mycoplasma? - What is the role of Mycoplasma in Gulf-War Syndrome? - What are the different types of Mycoplasma? - How is Mycoplasma transmitted? - What is the best way to test for Mycoplasma? - Is it best treated with antibiotics or with natural options? - Is Mycoplasma the kingpin in Lyme disease? - How might lipid replacement therapy be helpful in recovering from chronic illness?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.immed.org

Interview Date:

March 5, 2018

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Mar 05 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #18: Episode #21: How Can I Get Better? with Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Lyme Disease, co-infections, persister cell regimens, and the MSIDS model of chronic illness.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD. Dr Richard Horowitz is a board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 26 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, and Europe to his clinic. He is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases. Dr Horowitz has presented at numerous local, national, and international scientific conferences on Lyme Disease, and has published on the role of co-infections and toxins in Lyme Borreliosis. He was awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the Turn the Corner Foundation for his treatment of Lyme Disease, and has dedicated his life to helping those stricken with this devastating illness. He has written two bestselling books on Lyme disease. The first “Why Can't I Get Better? Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease” in 2013 and his most recent “How Can I Get Better?: An Action Plan for Treating Resistant Lyme & Chronic Disease” which just came out in February of 2017. Both of these are top resources for those that want to understand Lyme disease and all the things that come with it.

Key Takeaways:

- What is MSIDS and why do we need to look beyond Lyme? - How is Lyme disease transmitted? - How is treatment of coinfections approached? - What is Dapsone and what is a persister cell? - Is mold a common issue in chronic Lyme patients? - How common are parasites and is treating them important? - How does one approach detoxification? - What is the role of chronic viruses? - Do EMFs matter? - What is the impact of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS)? - Does the mental/emotional backdrop contribute to chronic illness? - What is Lyme here to teach us?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.cangetbetter.com

Related Resources:

Why Can't I Get Better: http://betterhealthguy.link/WhyCantIGetBetter How Can I Get Better: http://betterhealthguy.link/HowCanIGetBetter

Interview Date:

April 15, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Apr 16 2017

1hr 36mins

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Rank #19: Episode #44: Lyme Genomics with Dr. Bob Miller, CTN

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn genetic variants that are prevalent in those with chronic Lyme disease.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Bob Miller, CTN. Bob Miller, CTN is a Certified Traditional Naturopath specializing in the field of natural health, including genetic-specific nutrition, homeopathy, stress reduction, detoxification and education. He earned his naturopathic degree from Trinity School of Natural Health and is board certified. In 1993, Bob Miller opened the Tree of Life practice and he has served as a traditional naturopath for 20+ years. For the past several years, he has been engaged with genetic variants and related research. Working with many clients, he is astounded at how many peoples’ health concerns are related to the genetic issues. For Bob, following a natural approach to health is personal. It was during a personal health crisis in 1993 that Bob experienced first-hand the profound effects of natural remedies as a solution to regain his health. His passion to help others and to learn more catapulted his desire to obtain knowledge in the natural health and wellness field. He is committed to educating others, empowering them to have more control over their health care and their lives. He feels the naturopathic philosophies of working with the mind, body and spirit in a natural approach to be the best way to help others. Recognizing that there was not a nutritional supplement line on the market comprehensive enough to address all of the possible genetic variants, he began working with a national company, Professional Health Products, to formulate an Epigenetics line of products for use by health care providers. Bob lectures at nationwide seminars to educate physicians and health care practitioners about genetic variants and nutritional supplementation for achieving optimal health, and has created an online certification course in genetic nutrition for health professionals. He has created a propriety software program, MethylGenetic Nutritional AnalysisTM , which he uses in his practice to assess, analyze and design support for his clients based upon their personal genetics, lab work and presenting symptoms. To support his growing genetic research efforts, Bob founded the NutriGenetic Research Institute in 2015 to research and publish reports on the relationship between genetic variants and labs and presenting symptoms. His first research project on genetic variants and Lyme disease won an award for research at the International Lyme Conference held in Helsinki, Finland in June 2016.

Key Takeaways:

- What genetic patterns are more common in those with Lyme disease as compared to the 1000 Genomes Project. - Are today's health challenges more of a genetic issue or an epigenetic issue? - Why is supporting methylation not always a good idea? - Which genes impact iron absorption at higher levels in Lyme patients and lead to hydroxyl radical production? - What are KEAP1 and Nrf2 and how do variants in these genes lead to some of the sickest patients? - What is MTOR and autophagy and how do we shift these to be more supportive of improved health? - When are things like vitamin C, ozone, glutathione, NAC, glutamine, GABA, and arginine potentially not a good idea? - What tools can we use to mitigate these issues?

Connect With My Guest:

http://nutrigeneticresearch.org http://www.tolhealth.com

Related Resources:

http://www.methylgeneticnutritionclasses.com (Practitioners) https://dnasupplementation.com (Practitioners)

Interview Date:

September 15, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Sep 18 2017

1hr 34mins

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Rank #20: Episode #51: Biological Dentistry with Dr. Stuart Nunnally, DDS

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about biological dentistry and the impact of mercury amalgams, root canals, and dental cavitations in those with chronic health challenges.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Stuart Nunnally. Dr. Stuart Nunnally, DDS is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center Dental School in San Antonio (1980). He maintains an integrative biological dental practice in Marble Falls, Texas where he and his partners have treated patients from all fifty states and twenty-four countries. Dr. Nunnally is chairman of the jawbone osteonecrosis committee of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. He holds fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry and in the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. Dr. Nunnally is board certified in naturopathic medicine and is board certified in integrative biologic dental medicine. He is licensed in intravenous conscious sedation and is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiologists. He serves on the teaching faculty of the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine and The American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry, and he frequently teaches on all aspects of biological dentistry. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca, and they have three grown children.

Key Takeaways:

- How should one approach the microbiome of the mouth? Should the goal be to eliminate oral microbes? - What is an optimal daily routine for oral maintenance? - Can oil pulling be helpful for oral and systemic health? - How do the teeth relate to the merdians and organs in the body? - What is the role of amalgams in chronic illness? - Can microbes exist in root canal teeth? - What role do dental cavitations play in chronic health challenges? - How are cavitations addressed? - What is the recurrence rate for a surgically-addressed cavitation? - How are cavitations evaluated? - Is zirconium a better option than titanium for an implant? - What is the cause of grinding teeth and what problems might this create? - What role do dental issues play in sleep apnea? - How is gum recession treated?

Connect With My Guest:

https://www.healthysmilesforlife.com

Interview Date:

November 24, 2017

Disclaimer:

The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

Nov 24 2017

1hr 18mins

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