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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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Informative clear and a pleasure to listen too!

By k rubin - Oct 26 2019
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I so enjoy your show and have learned so much ! You have given hope and direction to so many ! Thank you Katrina

Scott is THE BEST podcast interviewer

By Palmer Kippola - Jun 22 2019
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I listen to a lot of health podcasts and no other host is as prepared, interested and thorough as Scott. If you want to take control of your health, listen to this podcast for fantastic guests, interesting discussions, and leading edge thinking. And, if you really want to optimize your health, put the information into action! A+

iTunes Ratings

58 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
1
3
4
1

Informative clear and a pleasure to listen too!

By k rubin - Oct 26 2019
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I so enjoy your show and have learned so much ! You have given hope and direction to so many ! Thank you Katrina

Scott is THE BEST podcast interviewer

By Palmer Kippola - Jun 22 2019
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I listen to a lot of health podcasts and no other host is as prepared, interested and thorough as Scott. If you want to take control of your health, listen to this podcast for fantastic guests, interesting discussions, and leading edge thinking. And, if you really want to optimize your health, put the information into action! A+
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BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts

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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!

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

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Rank #2: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: Episode #20: Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), what triggers it, and how it may be treated.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD. Dr. Carnahan is board certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative Holistic Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Illinois Program in Family Medicine at Methodist Medical Center and received her medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-Engineering at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. Dr. Carnahan moved to Boulder Colorado in 2010 joining medical partner, Dr. Robert Rountree. She opened her own practice, Flatiron Functional Medicine in Louisville CO to expand the services that she offers to her patients. Dr. Jill Carnahan uses functional medicine to help you find answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. Functional medicine is personalized medicine that deals with root cause of disease instead of just treating symptoms. Dr. Jill will search for underlying triggers that are contributing to illness through cutting edge lab testing and tailor the intervention to the specific needs of an individual. She may use diet, supplements, lifestyle changes or medication to treat illness but will seek the most gentle way to help the body restore balance. She seeks to promote wellness and create hope, health and healing. Dr. Carnahan walks her talk. She is both a cancer survivor and recovered CIRS patient after she encountered mold in her practice.

Key Takeaways:

- What are mast cells and what do they do? - What does a mast cell produce when over-activated? - What are the symptoms of MCAS? - What triggers overactivation of mast cells? - What is the role of environmental toxins and MCAS? - Is there a connection between MCAS and POTS? - What role do food reactions and leaky gut play? - What is the link between MCAS and CIRS? - How is MCAS treated? - Are some probiotics bad for people with MCAS? - What mind-body tools may be helpful with MCAS?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.jillcarnahan.com

Related Resources:

Umbrellux DAO - http://umbrelluxdao.com/

Interview Date:

April 7, 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 07 2017

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Rank #6: Episode #58: Mast Cell Master with Dr. T.C. Theoharides, PhD, MD

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Why You Should Listen: Why You Should Listen: 

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 #7: 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

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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

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Rank #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: Episode #57: Liposomes and Detoxification with Dr. Christopher Shade, PhD

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Why You Should Listen: 

In this episode, you will learn about liposomes, detoxification, and the role of detoxification in regaining health.  

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Chris Shade.  Dr. Chris Shade, PhD is a globally recognized expert on mercury and liposomal delivery systems. He has lectured and trained doctors in the U.S. and internationally on the subject of mercury, heavy metals, and the human detoxification system. Dr. Shade developed the patented liquid chromatographic mercury speciation technology used at Quicksilver Scientific while conducting his PhD dissertation work with advisor Robert Hudson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This technology was used to create the Mercury Tri-Test used today.  Dr. Shade's current focus is on the development of cutting-edge, lipid-based delivery systems for nutraceuticals, such as liposomes and micro-emulsion systems to address the growing need of high quality, affordable detoxification solutions.  Dr. Shade has a diverse spectrum of interests and experiences, ranging from traditional Scottish stone masonry and geology to open-ocean sailing and marine chemistry.

Key Takeaways:

- What is the role of liposomal and nano-emulsion technologies in nutritional products?

- What testing is offered for heavy metals through QuickSilver Scientific?

- Why does the Tri-Test look at urine, hair, and blood in evaluating mercury toxicity?

- What is Phase 3 or the transport phase of detoxification?

- What is the connection between detoxification and inflammation?

- Does allergy or sensitivity to a substance make it more difficult to detoxify?

- How does toxicity lead to a Th2 shift and this more allergy and inflammation and less microbial response?

- What is the role of leaky gut in inflammation and reduced detoxification capacity?

- How do toxins lead to anxiety?

- Why are trace minerals a key aspect of detoxification?

- What is the push/catch method of detoxification?

- How does one detoxify aluminum, glyphosate, and gadolinium?

- What other tools may be helpful in the realm of detoxification?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.quicksilverscientific.com

Interview Date:

January 26, 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 27 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #12: 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 #13: Episode #67: Environmental Medicine with Dr. Lisa Nagy, MD

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In this episode, you will learn about environmental illness and how to approach recovering health after having been impacted by environmental toxicity.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Lisa Nagy. Lisa Nagy, MD graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Pennsylvania and then from Cornell Medical College in 1986. After Emergency Medicine residency in NYC, she practiced in Los Angeles until becoming severely ill as a result of a complex medical condition known as Chemical Sensitivity or Environmental Illness. Her story of survival and journey of discovery led her to learn about the field of Environmental Medicine and focus on finding the causes of disease including genetic, hormonal, nutritional, allergic, and environmental factors. She is now president of Preventive and Environmental Health Alliance which is a group focused on educating medical students, doctors, the AMA, congress and the public and assists patients to find help nationwide. Listening to physicians and other people who have developed severe Environmental Illness is the first step towards helping the 75 million people in the country with various health issues, including autoimmunity, autism, even ‘Chronic Lyme’ related to their environments. She is medical director of Environmental Health Center of Martha’s Vineyard and effectively treats the countries sickest patients. She has delivered talks at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences in 2016, Congressional Subcommittee on Veterans Health 2015, The University of Pennsylvania Medical School, the EPA in Boston, and was the keynote speaker on the health effects of mold after Super Storm Sandy in NYC in 2013. She is the Communications Liaison for The American Academy of Environmental Medicine, Vice Chair of the Integrative Medicine Consortium and on a roundtable on Building and Health. She has been featured on TV shows such as “Nightline” and “The Doctor’s” on EMF intolerance, “White House Chronicles” on mold and CFS, and a pending Netflix series on afflicted patients.

Key Takeaways:

- What are the key conditions associated with environmental toxicity? - How does one test for environmental toxins? - What is "unmasking"? - What testing may be appropriate for exploring mold in the environment? - How might treatment for environmental illness be approached? - What is the role of allergy in environmental illness? - Can personal belongings from a moldy environment be taken to a new environment? - What is the role of fasting in identifying food triggers? - What is the connection between POTS, dysautonomia, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.lisanagy.com

Interview Date:

April 9, 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.

Apr 11 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #14: Episode #41: Morgellons with Dr. Ginger Savely, DNP

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Morgellons, what it is, and how to approach treatment.

About My Guest:

Dr. Savely graduated in 1972 from the University of Maryland with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Music. In 1978 she earned a Master’s degree in educational philosophy from Lesley College in Cambridge, MA. In 1985, she enrolled in the nursing program at the University of Texas at Austin and in 1988 completed her Bachelor’s of nursing degree. Dr. Savely worked as an RN for the next 10 years in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care, and family practice. She received her Master’s degree in Nursing and certification as a family nurse practitioner in 1998. During this time, she became interested in and progressively more knowledgeable about Lyme disease. By 2003, 80% of her practice was devoted to Lyme patients. At about this same time, she became aware of a strange new disease called Morgellons disease. When word got out through a local news story that she was helping these patients, people with the symptoms of Morgellons disease started coming to her by the dozens. In 2004, she was honored with the title of Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year for her work with Lyme and Morgellons disease. Dr. Savely began to publish articles, do presentations at conferences and appear in the media about her work with Lyme and Morgellons disease. She was accepted into the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society and sat on the advisory Boards of the Texas Lyme Disease Association and the Morgellons Research Foundation. Doctors in Austin had a very narrow view of Lyme disease. They were convinced that it did not exist in Texas and thought that even if it were contracted elsewhere, a simple week of antibiotics would totally cure it. Many of them resented the fact that a nurse practitioner had the nerve to use diagnosis and treatment methods that went against the prevailing medical paradigm. From 2003 to 2006, at the instigation of the Texas Board of Medical Examiners, Dr. Savely endured a drawn-out investigation by her regulatory board, the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. The Board investigation finally ended with no more than trivial findings and what amounted to a “slap on the wrist”. In 2005, having seen the “writing on the wall” and realizing that her days of practicing in Texas might soon be over, Dr. Savely had opened an auxiliary office in San Francisco. Although many doctors in Austin believed in what Dr. Savely was doing and even referred patients to her, none would agree to collaborate with her for fear of raising a red flag with the medical Board. Because Dr. Savely could find no other physician in Austin willing to assume the risk of practicing with her she moved her practice full-time to San Francisco in 2006. In 2009, Dr. Savely earned a doctorate degree in nursing practice from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where she was honored with the Dean’s Legacy Award. In March, 2011 she moved her practice from San Francisco to Washington, DC. In 2016, she published her book "Morgellons: The legitimization of a disease: A Factual Guide by the World's Leading Clinical Expert" which is available on Amazon.com.

Key Takeaways:

- What is Morgellons and what are the common symptoms? - Why is Morgellons not "delusional parasitosis"? - What is the connection between Lyme disease and Morgellons? - What microbes are commonly observed in Morgellons? - What are some of the myths about Morgellons that should be dispelled? - Is Morgellons contagious? - What are the fibers, or more correctly, filaments made of? - How is Morgellons treated? - What are some things people should explore to lighten the load on the immune system? - What is the prognosis for someone struggling with Morgellons?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.gingersavely.com

Related Resources:

Morgellons: The Legitimization of a Disease: A Factual Guide by the World's Leading Clinical Expert - http://betterhealthguy.link/MorgellonsBook The Charles E. Holman Morgellons Disease Foundation - http://www.thecehf.org Skin Deep: The Battle Over Morgellons - http://morgellonsmovie.org

Interview Date:

August 22, 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 22 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #15: 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 #16: Episode #27: LDI - Low Dose Immunotherapy with Dr. Ty Vincent, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

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 #17: Episode #94: Environmental Toxicity with Dr. Ann Shippy, MD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about environmental toxicity including glyphosate, heavy metals, and mold exposure including solutions for improving health.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Ann Shippy. Ann Shippy, MD is a physician, scientist, engineer, and mom who works with science, clinical data, and research to provide the knowledge and tools needed to achieve optimal health. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and certified in Functional Medicine. She holds a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Texas, a Master of Science in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She uses cutting-edge science, innovative testing, research and genetic information to determine and address the root causes of health issues – not to simply treat the symptoms of illness. She approaches each patient as a whole person and forms a therapeutic partnership to achieve the highest standard of health. Her approach to medicine is a unique blend of measured, precise data with a heart-felt and sympathetic attitude towards all of her patients. This method stems from her engineering background and her own failed experience as a patient of traditional medicine. She treats patients suffering from any combination of physical, environmental, or genetic issues. Her hope is to contribute to and inspire a positive movement towards solving some of the more complex health challenges we face today – and to help create a world where everyone has the opportunity for wellness.

Key Takeaways:

- How important are genes in recovering from chronic health challenges? - How can toxin introduction into the body be limited? - How is glyphosate toxicity approached and what role might glycine play? - How important are heavy metals in those with chronic health challenges? - Should metal detoxification be aggressively approached or are gentle methods often better? - What are some of the questions that might be asked when considering the potential for mold in the environment? - How often does remediation work for her patients? - What is the difference between mold allergy and mold biotoxin illness? - What tests might be used to explore for the potential of exposure to water-damaged buildings? - What is the connection between yeast overgrowth and mold exposure? - Can mold exposure from water-damaged buildings lead to colonization in the body? - What are the key steps in recovering someone from environmental illness? - What role might sauna therapy, coffee enemas, and HBOT play in patient protocols? - What are the triggers for hair loss in environmental illness? - What are some tools that can help with supporting the parasympathetic nervous system?

Connect With My Guest:

http://annshippymd.com

Interview Date:

March 29, 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.

Mar 31 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #18: Episode #102: Frequency Specific Microcurrent with Dr. Carolyn McMakin, MA, DC

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about Frequency Specific Microcurrent and how FSM is used in optimizing health.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr Carolyn McMakin. Carolyn McMakin MA, DC is the clinical director of the Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Clinic of Portland, Oregon. She developed Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) in 1995 and began teaching FSM courses in 1997. In addition to maintaining a part time clinical practice, she teaches seminars on the use of FSM in the United States, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. She has lectured at the National Institutes of Health and at medical conferences in the US, England, Ireland, and Australia on the subjects of Fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome, Fibromyalgia associated with cervical spine trauma, and on the differential diagnosis and treatment of pain and pain syndromes and sports injuries. Her peer-reviewed publications include papers on the FSM-induced changes in inflammatory cytokines and substance P seen with FSM treatment of Fibromyalgia associated with spine trauma, treatment of pain in the head, neck and face, and low back caused by myofascial trigger points, delayed onset muscle soreness, shingles, and neuropathic pain. She consults with various NFL and MLB teams and players on the use of Frequency Specific Microcurrent in the treatment of sports injuries. Her textbook Frequency Specific Microcurrent in Pain Management was published in 2010. Her book The Resonance Effect was released in March 2017 and describes how FSM was developed and provides case reports and frequency protocols for the visceral uses of FSM.

Key Takeaways:

- What are frequency and resonance? - What are some of the conditions that FSM can help a person with? - What role might FSM play in SIBO, Ehlers-Danlos, and MCAS? - How does FSM impact ATP production? - Can FSM influence gene expression? - How might FSM benefit those dealing with traumatic brain injuries or concussion? - How might FSM play a role in supporting detoxification? - Can FSM be used to support those dealing with interstitial cystitis? - Is Shingles responsive to FSM therapy? - How does FSM affect the limbic system and the vagus nerve? - How might FSM be used as a "rebooting" strategy?

Connect With My Guest:

http://TheResonanceEffect.com

Interview Date:

July 17, 2019

Transcript:

To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode102

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.

Jul 18 2019

1hr 20mins

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Rank #19: Episode #68: IGeneX with Dr. Jyotsna Shah, PhD

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Why You Should Listen:

In this episode, you will learn about the various testing options offered by IGeneX in the realm of vector-borne diseases.

About My Guest:

My guest for this episode is Dr. Jyotsna Shah. Dr. Jyotsna Shah PhD is the President and Laboratory Director of IGeneX Clinical Laboratory, Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Shah has over 40 years of research experience in immunology, molecular biology and microbiology, has been published, and holds more than 20 patents. After receiving her B.Sc. and M.Sc in Biological Sciences in the UK and her PhD. in diagnostic immunology from Nairobi University in Kenya, Dr. Shah joined the International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases (ILRAD) as a post-doctoral scientist and started the first DNA sequencing laboratory in East Africa. On completion of her fellowship, she went on to join Harvard University's Department of Tropical Medicine as a research fellow and continued work on development of molecular tools for diagnosis of parasitic diseases. Since then, Dr. Shah has worked at several Biotechnology companies focusing on the development of novel molecular technologies for diagnosis of infectious diseases and has become a world expert on use of Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) technique for direct detection of pathogens in clinical samples. Dr. Shah joined IGeneX as the Director of Research and Development in 1997 and in 2003 became Laboratory Director. During her time with IGeneX, she introduced the first Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization (FISH) test for Babesia and also set up the PCR department for tick-borne diseases. Under Dr. Shah's direction, the laboratory has developed an excellent QA program and with her scientific guidance, IGeneX has become the world's leading reference laboratory for diagnosis of tick-borne diseases. Dr. Shah is now the owner of IGeneX and continues her mission to help those struggling with vector-borne illnesses.

Key Takeaways:

- What is the history of IGeneX? - What is the difference between antibody and antigen testing? - Why is IgM and IgG in Borrelia not the same as other infectious conditions? - Why are bands 31 and 34 included in IGeneX Western Blots but not other commercial blots? - What is the difference between the Western Blot and the ImmunoBlot? - What is the importance of the Relapsing Fever Borrelia test options? - What testing does IGeneX offer in the realm of coinfections? - What is the IGXSpot and when might it be useful to consider? - What microbes where found in her research on Morgellons? - How can tick testing be performed with IGeneX?

Connect With My Guest:

http://www.IGeneX.com

Interview Date:

April 23, 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.

Apr 24 2018

1hr 11mins

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Rank #20: 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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