BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts

Scott Forsgren, FDN-P

BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts is the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his more than 26 years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. Some of his mentors have included Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD, Neil Nathan, MD, Jill Crista, ND, Simon Yu, MD, Dale Bredesen, MD, Amy Derksen, ND, Raj Patel, MD, and many more. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are conversations with many of these experts on topics such as: Lyme disease and coinfections (such as Bartonella and Babesia), mold and mycotoxin illness (CIRS), CFS/ME, PANS/PANDAS, autism, Alzheimer's, parasites, microbiome, detoxification, limbic system, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott, the Better Health Guy, as he empowers your better health! read less
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Episode #196: Cellular Wellness with Justine Stenger
14-02-2024
Episode #196: Cellular Wellness with Justine Stenger
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about lipid therapies and the importance of healthy lipid balance in optimizing cellular health. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Justine Stenger.  Justine Stenger received her degree from the University of Alberta in Nutrition and Physical education.  She proceeded to pursue a Holistic Nutrition/Therapeutic Chef certification from Bauman College.  Justine has completed her Functional Medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine.  Justine is a trained Bredesen (ReCODE) practitioner and specializes in cell membrane medicine and works primarily with patients who suffer with neurological conditions, mast cell activation syndrome, Lyme disease, and autoimmune disease.  Justine has worked beside Dr. Bruce Hoffman for the past 10 years and has supported hundreds of Dr. Hoffman's chronic, complex illness patients nutritionally. Key Takeaways: What factors lead to poor health of cellular membranes?What tests can be run to explore cellular health?What is an optimal balance of Omega 6 to Omega 3?Are fish oils bad?What information does the Red Cell Fatty Acid Analysis convey?Are seed oils bad?Which cell membranes are supported with phospholipids?Do healthy lipids act as an "oil change" for our cells?Can lipid therapies move one out of the Cell Danger Response?What is the connection between PC, bile flow, and SIBO?Do phospholipids modulate cholesterol?What is the difference between PC derived from soy vs. sunflower?Might plasmalogens be synergistic with PC?What is a DNA adduct?What is IGL testing?How do TUDCA and butyrate fit into the cellular wellness discussion? Connect With My Guest:  http://JustineStenger.ca Related Resources: BodyBio Use code BETTERHEALTH15 for 15% off Interview Date: February 5, 2024 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode196. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com. Disclosure:  BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of BodyBio. 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.
Episode #195: Heavily Metalled with Shari Guess
22-01-2024
Episode #195: Heavily Metalled with Shari Guess
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about heavy metals, metal allergy, and Type IV delayed hypersensitivity responses.  About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Shari Guess.  Shari Guess almost died from severe allergies due to metal hypersensitivity after a litany of orthopedic surgeries, all performed within a few short years, which implanted a large amount of metal and dental hardware in her body.  At the time she got sick, she was working as a full-time realtor and attending college, studying pre-med, hoping to eventually become a Physician’s Assistant.  After being bedridden for nearly 3 years and feverishly researching everything she could to help find out the cause of her severe systemic symptoms, she had a lucky break in the case and was able to connect the dots with all of her symptoms. Suddenly everything made sense!  Shari has undergone numerous surgeries to date to remove and revise hardware. These surgeries have restored her to near-full health as the symptoms related to her metal allergies began to subside by leaps and bounds immediately following the procedures.  While in the thick of her illness, due to a compromised immune system, she also acquired Lyme Disease, Alpha Gal Syndrome, and several other autoimmune diseases.  Shari is blessed to have been able to put almost all of that behind her, experiencing near complete relief from the symptoms of Lyme and co-infections after LymeStop treatment in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, along with the restoration of her immune system through the removal of the metals and implementing limbic system retraining. Key Takeaways: - What is a Type IV hypersensitivity reaction? - What is the difference between a Type IV hypersensitivity reaction to heavy metals and a mast cell reaction? - Is there an overlap between metal hypersensitivity and autoimmunity? - What role do medical implants play in triggering metal hypersensitivity? - Can IUDs or hernia mesh trigger type IV hypersensitivity reactions? - Might metal allergy play a role in Stiff Person Syndrome? - Should titanium dioxide in supplements be avoided? - Might heavy metals lead to EMF hypersensitivity or EHS? - Is gadolinium toxigenic or immunogenic or both? - What is MELISA testing? - What is patch testing? - Can detoxification of heavy metals be done too aggressively? - Is there a place for immune modulation in dealing with metal allergy? - How might tools like LDN, LDA, or LDI be helpful? - What is the role of the low nickel diet in metal allergy? Connect With My Guest:  http://HeavilyMetalled.com Interview Date: January 10, 2024 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode195. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #194: Sacred Psychiatry with Dr. Judy Suzanne Reis Tsafrir, MD
02-01-2024
Episode #194: Sacred Psychiatry with Dr. Judy Suzanne Reis Tsafrir, MD
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about "Sacred Psychiatry" and healing through the integration of heart, mind, body, soul, the biosphere, and the cosmos. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Judy Suzanne Reis Tsafrir.  Judy Suzanne Reis Tsafrir, MD, is a holistic healer, activist, artist, and gardener with a private practice of holistic psychiatry, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and psychoanalysis located in Newton, Massachusetts.  She is a board-certified adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Boston Psychoanalytic Institute and teaches and supervises at the Cambridge Health Alliance.  She has particular interest in combining spiritual and developmental approaches to healing, helping patients wean from psychiatric medications, and treating complex chronic medical conditions that present psychiatrically, including mold toxicity, mast cell activation, and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  She is a practitioner of a variety of energy healing and esoteric modalities including astrology, Tarot, Shamanism, Body Intuitive, and Reiki.  Spiritually, she is drawn to Animism, Kabbalah, Buddhism, Taoism, Wicca, and Quakerism.  Her practice is dedicated to healing through the integration of heart, mind, body, soul, the biosphere, and the cosmos.  Key Takeaways: Why does allopathic medicine fail with chronic health conditions?What is the connection between autoimmunity, inflammation, and psychiatric conditions?Might attempting to improve our health be working against our "heavenly mandate"?What are some practical things that can be done to foster connectedness?Can acupuncture act as a connector to the spiritual realm?How might rose and geranium essential oils support the limbic system?Is there a place for psychedelics such as Ketamine in supporting mental health?What foods contribute to neuroinflammation?How do energy vampires promote sympathetic dominance?How much of a focus on regaining health should be in the mental / emotional realm vs. the physical realm?How important is working on the limbic system?What is the connection between MCAS and mental, emotional, or limbic health?Has COVID been another contributor to psychiatric conditions?Does EMF play a role in chronic illness?How often does mold exposure contribute to psychiatric conditions?Do patients with EDS improve their symptoms with treatment?How is autonomic dysfunction assessed and addressed?What is the role of LDN in the clinical toolbox? Connect With My Guest:  http://JudyTsafrirMD.com Related Resources:  Sacred Psychiatry: Bridging the Personal and Transpersonal to Transform Health and Consciousness Interview Date: December 13, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode194. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #193: Actinos as a Root Cause of CIRS with Dr. Eric Dorninger, ND, LAc
12-12-2023
Episode #193: Actinos as a Root Cause of CIRS with Dr. Eric Dorninger, ND, LAc
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the root causes of CIRS including Actinos and endotoxins. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Eric Dorninger.  Eric Dorninger ND, LAc is a Registered Naturopathic Doctor and Licensed Acupuncturist. He graduated from Bastyr University, the leading accredited university for science-based natural medicine.  Prior to medical school, he received his B.A. in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1997. During this time he also finished his E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) training and volunteered at Porter Care Hospice in Denver. This dual exposure of medical perspectives laid down the roots for Dr. Dorninger’s integrated approach to diagnosis, treatment, and healing.  Following undergrad, Dr. Dorninger served as an EMT for the Cranford First Aid Squad in Cranford, NJ. He then completed his doctorate in naturopathic medicine and his master’s degree in acupuncture at Bastyr University in 2003, after which he returned to Boulder, Colorado to complete a 2-year residency in naturopathic primary care.  In 2005, Dr. Dorninger founded Roots and Branches Integrative Health Care, a clinic dedicated to “Mystery Illness” where he focuses on elucidating the underlying causes of unrelenting chronic illness.  Dr. Dorninger is not concerned with what you have as much as he is with why you have it. He has dedicated his professional life to a deeper understanding of differential diagnosis based in the tradition of “Remove Obstacles to Cure.”  After the 2013 floods in Boulder, Dr. Dorninger noticed that patients who were initially getting better suddenly regressed. Moreover, patients he was struggling to diagnose got worse.  Fortunately, he was guided to the honest, data-driven, peer-reviewed, reproducible published work of Dr. Ritchie Shoemaker on mold and biotoxin illness. In 2014 Dr. Dorninger signed on for his Shoemaker certification training.  Dr. Dorninger is a certified Shoemaker practitioner and remains true to the Shoemaker protocol.  According to Dorninger, diagnosing underlying causes and facilitating accurate treatment plans is a grind. At Roots and Branches, we embrace the grind.  In addition to private practice, Dr. Dorninger teaches functional medicine for Apex Energetics, practices Jiu-Jitsu, skis, and enjoys watching his biotoxin-genetically susceptible kids thrive post chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS) treatment. Key Takeaways: What are the root causes of CIRS?What is the difference between endotoxins and lipopolysaccharides?Do Actinos or endotoxins trigger MCAS?Should Actino and endotoxin testing always be done along with the ERMI?Is there still a place for HLA-DR?What has GENIE revealed about patients with CIRS?How should Actino and endotoxin testing be evaluated?Are soil habitat Actinos a contributor to CIRS?What is the role of Actinos on the skin?What drainpipe maintenance should be considered to reduce exposure to Actinos?What steps should be taken to optimize our sleep location?Do air filters play a role in reducing Actinos and endotoxins?What is the role of Cholestyramine in dealing with Actinos and endotoxins?Can Actinos be found in the blood?Might there be a place for antimicrobial interventions in dealing with Actinos? Connect With My Guest:  https://DrDorninger.com Interview Date: November 29, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode193. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #192: Cutting Edge Approaches in Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Christian Bogner, MD, FACOG, CFMNP and Alex Zaharakis, MA, MS, DABR
27-11-2023
Episode #192: Cutting Edge Approaches in Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Christian Bogner, MD, FACOG, CFMNP and Alex Zaharakis, MA, MS, DABR
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about cutting edge approaches to support children dealing with autism. About My Guests: My guests for this episode are Dr. Christian Bogner and Alex Zaharakis.   Christian Bogner, MD, FACOG, CFMNP is a lecturer, educator, and experienced practicing clinician. He has four children, with his oldest affected with autism.  He is a certified Functional Medicine physician with additional board certification in OBGYN.  He has obtained his certification in Plant-Based-Nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Bogner is a clinical consultant for MaxGen Labs, LLC, a nutrigenomics lab analyzing genetic data, utilized by over 800 practitioners around the world.  He has lectured throughout the United States and abroad regarding integrative approaches to disease with a focus on genetics, the microbiome, and toxicities. Alex Zaharakis, MA, MS, DABR is a grateful husband and father of two beautiful children.  His interest in the microbiome and biomedical healing is driven by his son's regressive autism at 17 months, after a culmination and spark of several timely medical insults several of which were microbiome focused.  Alex has devoted his spare time and efforts to researching and learning about the microbiome while helping other parents to navigate the biomedical and microbiome issues experienced in autism to develop strategies for intervention.  Alex is a licensed and board-certified Medical Physicist in Radiation Oncology, a scientist with background in physics, mathematics, and biology who has utilized his life experiences to develop an analytical method for quantifying and intervening with intestinal dysbiosis which he believes to be significant in the development and severity of autism and other disease states.  He has devoted his personal time to studying the microbiome through analysis of 16s type sequencing, and he has developed software to analyze raw 16s data and provide suggestions to improve dysbiosis in a targeted manner.  Alex feels that providing support for dysbiosis is a direct window into increasing the quality of life for all individuals, including his own son which has been the driving force in the work that he does. Key Takeaways: What are the top contributors to autism?What is the role of 16s microbiome balancing?What role might mold and mycotoxins play in autism?How might cyanide play a role in autism?What is the role of ammonia in autism?What tools may be helpful for neuroinflammation?What are the mechanisms by which sodium thiosulfate may support the body?How might sodium thiosulfate assist the body in increasing reduced glutathione?Is sodium thiosulfate generally well-tolerated in those with sulfur sensitivities?  Might the body need additional detoxification support when starting to use the sodium thiosulfate lotion?How important is constipation when attempting to support detoxification?Is the potential for glutamine to convert to glutamate a real concern?How well-tolerated are herbal products in those with sensitivities to phenolics or salicylates? Connect With My Guests:  Christian Bogner, MD, FACOG, CFMNP Alex Zaharakis, MA, MS, DABR Related Resources: Researched Elements Get 15% off with discount code BETTERHEALTH Thiogenics Interview Date: November 15, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode192. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com. Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of Researched Elements. 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.
Episode #191: Ellen Cutler Method with Dr. Ellen Cutler, DC
07-11-2023
Episode #191: Ellen Cutler Method with Dr. Ellen Cutler, DC
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the components of the Ellen Cutler Method including detoxification, enzymes, and desensitization.  About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Ellen Cutler.  Ellen Cutler, DC is a bestselling author and an internationally recognized teacher, public speaker, and media spokesperson.  Her books include "MicroMiracles — Discover the Healing Power of Enzymes," coming soon in a revised, expanded edition.  She has a chiropractic degree and specializes in the use of desensitization of food and other sensitivities, gentle detoxification, and enzyme and nutritional therapies for chronic conditions that have perplexed the conventional medical establishment. This is all addressed in her revolutionary healing technique the Ellen Cutler Method (ECM). Key Takeaways: What are the components of the Ellen Cutler Method?What is the role of organ-specific drainage?How does the nervous system impact our ability to detoxify?Might exposure to EMFs impact our detoxification ability?What is the connection between environmental toxicants and being overweight?How might digestive enzymes reduce food sensitivities?Can digestive enzymes maximize the potential of our supplement protocols?Is there a role for proteolytic or fibrinolytic enzymes in optimizing health?What factors lead to becoming sensitized?What is the process of desensitization?Can people react to the frequency or energetics of a substance?Can desensitization to our supplements potentially improve their effectiveness?Is it possible to desensitize one to microbes within the body?Is there a place for desensitization in the mold and mycotoxin landscape? Connect With My Guest: http://DrEllenCutler.com Interview Date: November 2, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode191. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #190: Exploring Mold with John Banta, CIH
11-10-2023
Episode #190: Exploring Mold with John Banta, CIH
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will explore mold and consider how Pathways testing might be a helpful tool in an environmental exploration. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is John Banta.  John Banta, CIH, BA is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene as a Certified Industrial Hygienist with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Health Science and 35 years of experience in Indoor Environmental Quality.  For the last 27 years John has specialized in mold and water damage problems in buildings. He conducted investigations and supervised crews in water damage and flood and mold remediation throughout the United States.  He trained workers in restoring water damaged buildings, contaminated water clean-ups, mold remediation, and worker health and safety programs throughout the United States and Canada; as well as England, Australia, and New Zealand.  John currently specializes in medically important investigations with 85% of his clients referred to him by their physician.  John is the co-author of the book titled Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 4th Edition: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders and Homeowners and author of Extreme Weather Hits Home, Protecting Your Buildings from Climate Change. John’s upcoming book Mold Controlled is about recovering buildings from mold and other water damage organisms, finding, avoiding and fixing problems. Key Takeaways: What is the five step process to investigation, mitigation, remediation, and maintenance?How might MSQPCR or ERMI be used and interpreted?What is inhibition and how might it lead to false negative MSQPCR results?Are there concerns with diffusion of essential oils in an environment?When might the outdoor environment lead to issues with mold indoors?Why are portable dehumidifiers recommended over whole house systems?What are some key considerations with doing basements, crawlspaces, and attics right?What is the Pathways process?How might one approach drain cleaning to optimize the environment?Should antimicrobials and encapsulants be used as part of a remediation effort?How much of a concern is lumber yard mold?Is there a place for fogging or misting as part of a remediation effort?What is the Effective Cleaning process? Connect With My Guest: http://JohnCBanta.com Related Resources: Prescriptions for a Healthy House, 4th Edition: A Practical Guide for Architects, Builders and Homeowners 25 Days of Investigation, Mitigation, Remediation, and Maintenance in 25 Minutes Effective Cleaning Practices  Pathways™ Presentation Interview Date: October 3, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode190. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #189: ImmunoLytics with JW Biava
07-09-2023
Episode #189: ImmunoLytics with JW Biava
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about ImmunoLytics and gravity plate testing. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is JW Biava.  JW Biava is the Owner and CEO of ImmunoLytics, an environmental laboratory that specializes in assessing indoor environments for mold contamination and provides consultations with clients over how best to reduce any contamination found.  JW's interest in environmental mold exposure grew tremendously after determining that high levels of mold in his own home were a major contributor to his various illnesses, as well as those of his family members.  JW was introduced to Dr. Walter Hayhurst R.Ph. in the early 2000s, at which time he began working on the development of natural botanical products aimed at improving mold contaminated environments. These products were taken to market though CitriSafe, BioBalance, and Micro Balance Health Products.  JW created ImmunoLytics Laboratory to address indoor air quality issues related to mold. ImmunoLytics began by assisting a few doctors who wanted to determine if mold exposure in their patients’ homes could be contributing to their health issues.  ImmunoLytics has since grown to service hundreds of doctors and tens of thousands of patients around the world on a yearly basis.  JW holds several certifications including Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Mold Remediation Contractor, AHERA Inspector, Lead Inspector, Radiation Safety Officer, Shipper of Hazardous Materials including Radioactive Materials, Thermography, and more.  JW currently spends his days running a suite of businesses aimed at providing solutions for those with environmentally acquired illnesses.  JW has been a featured speaker to hundreds of thousands through events such as The Toxic Mold Summit, The Candida Summit, The Toxic Mold Masterclass, as well as numerous podcast appearances. Key Takeaways: What are the various types of testing available?How does one break the tie when multiple methods paint different pictures?How is sampling with gravity plates performed?Do gravity plates have the ability to identify all relevant molds in biotoxin illness?What are the colony counts and how are they interpreted?What does bacteria showing up on a plate tell us?What does it mean if Candida appears on a gravity plate?What are some of the unexpected environments where mold might be found?Can swab testing identify molds that gravity plates may not?How important is source removal?What is the role of fogging or misting?How can the health of a car be improved? Connect With My Guest: http://ImmunoLytics.com Related Resources: ISEAI Mold Testing Guide (PDF) Interview Date: August 31, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode189. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com. Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of ImmunoLytics 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.
Episode #188: Latest Insights on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Dr. Kelly McCann, MD and Beth O'Hara, FN
25-08-2023
Episode #188: Latest Insights on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Dr. Kelly McCann, MD and Beth O'Hara, FN
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the latest insights on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. About My Guests: My guests for this episode are Dr. Kelly McCann, MD and Beth O'Hara, FN.  Both of our guests today are prior podcast guests.  You can find their full bios by looking at episode 142 for Dr. Kelly and episodes 101, 109, 122, and 156 for Beth.  Dr. Kelly works with patients with complex, chronic illnesses and is also an experts in Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.  Beth is an expert on Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and operates MastCell360.com.   Both of them are amazing practitioners and are people that I have been honored to collaborate with and be mentored by.  They recently partnered up to host the Mastering Mast Cell Activation Summit which runs in October.   Key Takeaways: What are the triggers for more sensitive patients?What are the top triggers of MCAS?Is MCAS the core problem or a symptom of other root causes?Can aggressive detoxification trigger mast cells?What is the connection between methylation and MCAS?What tests are consistently helpful for MCAS?How might MCAS lead to neuro-cognitive symptoms or brain fog?Can salicylates and oxalates trigger mast cells?Are benzodiazepines helpful or do they complicate the picture?Can exposure to gas stoves trigger mast cells?What is the role of chronic infections in MCAS?How do hypercoagulation and biofilms fit into the discussion on MCAS?What place does immune modulation have in a MCAS strategy?Can porphyria or pyroluria contribute to MCAS?How might MCAS contribute to Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?What are the top treatments for stabilizing mast cells?How might peptides, LDN, or black seed oil support the body?What is the role of minerals in MCAS?Can IgE blockers be helpful in dealing with MCAS?Do EMFs trigger MCAS?How important are limbic retraining systems? Connect With My Guests: http://DrKellyMcCann.com http://MastCell360.com Related Resources: Mastering Mast Cell Activation Summit (Registration opens September 18th)  Interview Date: August 18, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode188. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #187: Microbiome and Beyond with Dr. Haroldo Magarinos, ND, DDS
24-07-2023
Episode #187: Microbiome and Beyond with Dr. Haroldo Magarinos, ND, DDS
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the various microbiomes in the human body and the impact of the sinubiome and oral biome on the broader microbiome. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Haroldo Magarinos.  Haroldo Magarinos, ND, DDS is a Chilean dentist with expertise in Periodontics, Oral Medicine, and Surgical Implantology.  After a decade of conventional practice and university teaching, he followed his passion and became a board-certified naturopathic doctor.  Additionally, he has expertise in Integrative Biological Dental Medicine, Homeopathy, Live blood analysis, Peptide therapy, and Advanced Clinical Ozone therapy.  Dr. Haroldo has long been a strong advocate of the study of the human microbiome, with the conviction that treating patients with dysbiosis can prevent and even correct many prevalent forms of chronic disease.  Using his knowledge and experience in this field, he has been able to improve the lives of hundreds of people who wanted a deeper understanding and management of the underlying causes of their health problems.  He is the co-founder and clinical director of Revolution Gut Health, an online platform that provides counseling services to anyone interested in learning about and improving microbiome-related health conditions. Key Takeaways: What is the microbiome?How similar or different are the various microbiomes in the human body?Is there a brain biome?What is the bi-directional connection between the oral microbiome and the gut microbiome?How important is brushing and flossing?What role does mouth breathing play in impacting the oral microbiome?What are the best type of dental implants?Can tooth enamel be repaired?What role do the sinubiome and the oral microbiome play on the gut microbiome and in SIBO/SIFO?Do microbes such as H. Pylori and Clostridia warrant aggressive treatment?What common themes have emerged from years of microbiome testing?What role do viruses, fungi, and parasites play in our biome?How might prebiotics, probiotics, postbiotics, and paraprobiotics be ordered in a protocol?What role do lipopolysaccharides (LPS) and endotoxins play in chronic illness? Connect With My Guest: http://RevolutionGutHealth.com Interview Date: July 17, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode187. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #186: Plasmalogens with Dr. Dayan Goodenowe, PhD
29-06-2023
Episode #186: Plasmalogens with Dr. Dayan Goodenowe, PhD
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the role of plasmalogens in cognition and overall health. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Dayan Goodenowe.  Dayan Goodenowe, PhD is a neuroscientist and founder and CEO of Prodrome Sciences.  His research into the biochemical mechanisms of disease started in 1990.  His curiosity about the biochemistry of life is as insatiable today as it was over 30 years ago.  In those more than 30 years, Dr. Goodenowe invented and developed advanced bioinformatic technologies, designed and manufactured novel supplements, and identified biochemical prodromes of numerous diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and numerous cancers.  Key Takeaways: What are prodromes of disease and of health?What are plasmalogens?Where are plasmalogens high in the body?What conditions do low plasmalogens contribute to?What factors lead to lower than optimal plasmalogen levels?  How can endogenous production be optimized?Are plasmalogens addressing root causes of cognitive decline or are they essentially shielding the body from their damaging effects?How do plasmalogens impact amyloid precursor protein?Can plasmalogens mitigate the potential contribution of ApoE4 to cognitive decline?Do plasmalogens have a similar effect in SCI, MCI, dementia, and Alzheimer's?How do plasmalogens impact cholinergic neuron function?How do other phospholipids such as phosphatidylcholine fit into the plasmalogen conversation?What is a healthy cholesterol level?From a lipid optiminization perspective, what is an optimal diet?Do plasmalogens play a role in traumatic brain injuries?What is the ProdromeScan test?  Why are specific markers included?What are ProdromeNeuro and ProdromeGlia plasmalogen precursors? Connect With My Guest: http://DrGoodenowe.com Related Resources: Prodrome Sciences 25% off discount code BETTERHEALTH25 Interview Date: June 23, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode186. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com. Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of Prodrome 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.
Episode #185: Unraveling Bartonella with Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
01-06-2023
Episode #185: Unraveling Bartonella with Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni, MD
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about unraveling Bartonella. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. B. Robert Mozayeni.  B. Robert Mozayeni, MD is an expert in Translational Medicine, the science and art of advancing medical science safely and efficiently.  He is the Chief Medical Officer of Galaxy Diagnostics, LLC.  He is a co-founder of the Foundation for the Study of Inflammatory Diseases.  He serves as an advisor to pharmaceutical and nutraceutical companies and serves on an Institutional Review Board specializing in nutraceutical products for pain management.  He is the immediate past President of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society where his goal was to advance the science of translational medicine.  In late 2019, Dr. Mozayeni launched T Lab Inc., a research and clinical laboratory engaged in research using advanced microscopy to understand better the pathogenesis of disease in inflammatory conditions associated with persistent infections.  He has research and clinical expertise with regard to autoimmune diseases and the effects of chronic infection and inflammation on vascular physiology and neurovascular conditions seen commonly with autoimmune and neurovascular diseases.  With a strong foundation in the basic sciences and evidence-based medicine, he analyzes complex medical cases using a combination of basic scientific principles and clinical experience along with the balance of the evidence base.  Dr. Mozayeni has published numerous papers on immunology and cerebrovascular blood flow hemodynamics.  He has been actively researching and publishing his work on chronic rheumatic diseases and their relationship to persistent human Bartonella spp. infection.  Of note, chronic persistent Bartonella spp. infections are strongly associated with neurovascular diseases.  Thus, Dr. Mozayeni is uniquely qualified in the combined areas of chronic persistent endovascular infections and related rheumatological and neurovascular diseases.  He has also published papers providing new insights as to a potential infectious  (Bartonella spp.) cause of osteoarthritis and also, a case of arthritis associated with hypermobility that was likely caused by Bartonella spp. Key Takeaways: What advances have been observed in recent years in the realm of Bartonella?What are common symptoms of Bartonella?How is Bartonella transmitted?Might Bartonella lead to autoimmunity?Can Bartonella be a trigger for PANS?Might Bartonella be a contributor to osteoarthritis?Is there a connection between Bartonella and hypermobility or EDS?Does Bartonella contribute to MS?What is the connection between Bartonella and SIBO?Can Bartonella act as a trigger for MCAS?Is Bartonella activation observed in those with COVID?What is the state of the art in Bartonella testing?What is Babesia odocoilei?What agents are most helpful in the treatment of Bartonella?Is there a place for herbs and other natural interventions in Bartonella treatment?Should pets be considered as a potential source of exposure to Bartonella? Connect With My Guest: http://TMGMD.com Related Resources: Article: Unraveling the Mystery of Bartonellosis Interview Date: May 24, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode185. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #184: Adrenal Transformation Protocol with Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP
10-05-2023
Episode #184: Adrenal Transformation Protocol with Dr. Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the Adrenal Transformation Protocol.  About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Izabella Wentz.  Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP is a compassionate, innovative, solution-focused integrative pharmacist dedicated to finding the root causes of chronic health conditions.  Her passion stems from her own diagnosis with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2009, following a decade of debilitating symptoms.  As an accomplished author, she has written several best-selling books, including the New York Times best seller "Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Lifestyle Interventions for Finding and Treating the Root Cause," the protocol-based #1 New York Times best seller "Hashimoto's Protocol: A 90-Day Plan for Reversing Thyroid Symptoms and Getting Your Life Back," and the Wall Street Journal best seller "Hashimoto's Food Pharmacology: Nutrition Protocols and Healing Recipes to Take Charge of Your Thyroid Health."  Her latest book, "Adrenal Transformation Protocol," focuses on resetting the body's stress response through targeted safety signals and features a 4-week program that has already helped over 3,500 individuals.  The program has an impressive success rate, with over 80% of participants improving their brain fog, fatigue, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, and libido.    Key Takeaways: Is adrenal fatigue a real condition?Is the larger problem the adrenals or the mitochondria?What are key symptom clues for adrenal dysregulation?How important is testing to assess adrenal issues?How do we decrease danger signals and increase safety signals?Should the adrenals be addressed before the thyroid?How often are DHEA, hydrocortisone, or adrenal glandulars needed?Is the need for caffeine a trigger for or the result of adrenal issues?Can high chlolesterol be a clue for adrenal issues?How important is working on the vagus nerve, the limbic system, the autonomic nervous system, and feeling safe in the world?How often do Lyme disease and mold illness impact the adrenals?What is an inverted cortisol pattern?Can a CGM provide clues as to factors impacting the adrenals?What are some of the top interventions in the Adrenal Transformation Protocol?Is adrenal dysregulation a factor in POTS?What are the ABCs of adrenal support?Which adaptogens might be supportive?Might nasal oxytocin have a role in an adrenal support protocol?What are some approaches for reducing ammonia? Connect With My Guest: http://ThyroidPharmacist.com Interview Date: May 4, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode184. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #183: The Iron Curse with Dr. Christy Sutton, DC
20-04-2023
Episode #183: The Iron Curse with Dr. Christy Sutton, DC
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about iron dysregulation and hemochromatosis.   About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Christy Sutton.  Christy Sutton, DC's interests in asking why health problems occur, what the root causes are, and what are the safest and most effective solutions to health problems are the foundation of her writing, teaching, and clinical practice.  Her personal health struggles, and her desperation to find answers to her own serious health problems surrounding Crohn’s and Celiac disease have led her down the alternative healthcare path and to look for ways to find and avoid genetic landmines.  Her first book "Genetic Testing: Defining Your Path to a Personalized Health Plan" and its corresponding "Genetic Detoxification" report were the precursors to creating the Labrogenomics educational webinars and to writing her upcoming book "The Iron Curse".  Her book "The Iron Curse", inspired by diagnosing her husband and many patients with hereditary hemochromatosis and iron-related health problems, takes a deep dive into hemochromatosis and other iron-related disorders.  Her husband's hemochromatosis led to liver problems and likely led to the development of a pituitary tumor that caused Cushing's syndrome.  From her experience as a clinician, she has discovered that there is an epidemic of undiagnosed and untreated hemochromatosis, and this epidemic is being driven by myths, misperceptions, and a failure on the part of the medical community that should be diagnosing people with hemochromatosis; a disease that is easy to screen for, prevent, diagnose, and treat.  "The Iron Curse" course and upcoming book are powerful tools for ending the epidemic of undiagnosed and untreated hemochromatosis, and they give people the information they need to diagnose, prevent, and correct iron-induced damage.   Key Takeaways: What is hemochromatosis?What factors affect iron regulation?What genes are involved in iron overload?What is hepcidin?What tests should be done to explore iron regulation?What is ferroptosis?Can iron play a role in neurodegenerative conditions?What is the connection between high iron and diabetes?Can iron play a role in autoimmune conditions?Does iron impact the endocrine system?How might high iron be involved in elevated uric acid levels or gout?When might nitric oxide supplementation be considered in relation to iron levels?How does iron act as fertilizer for infections?Does iron play a role in hypercoagulation?How does iron impact mitochondria?What are the key components of the Iron Curse Protocol?What are the different types of anemia? Connect With My Guest: http://DrChristySutton.com Resources: The Iron Curse Workshop Interview Date: April 13, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode183. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com. Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of DrChristySutton.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.
Episode #182: Paraprobiotics with Steven Wright
28-03-2023
Episode #182: Paraprobiotics with Steven Wright
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the role of paraprobiotics in immune modulation. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Steven Wright.  Steven Wright is a Medical Engineer, Kalish Functional Medicine Institute Graduate, and gut health specialist.  He’s spent close to $400,000 overcoming his own health challenges using everything from western medicine to shamans.  Steven is the founder of HealthyGut.com.  He lives in Boulder, CO with his wife Shay and their two dogs.  Key Takeaways: What is a paraprobiotic?What are the benefits of paraprobiotics?How do paraprobiotics support modulation of the immune system?What are the five common malfunctions of the immune system?How do each of the paraprobiotics in HoloImmune support the immune system?What is the role of beta glucan in supporting the immune system?How well-tolerated are paraprobiotics in the MCAS community?Can paraprobiotics improve tolerance to foods and to the outside world?Is there an interplay between paraprobiotics and the vagus nerve?Where might paraprobiotics fit in a protocol with prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics?Do paraprobiotics play a role in SIBO? Resources: HoloImmune™ HCL Guard+™ HoloZyme™  Tributyrin-X™ Interview Date: March 21, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode182. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com. Disclosure: BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of HealthyGut.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.
Episode #181: Oxalates with Sally K. Norton, MPH
26-02-2023
Episode #181: Oxalates with Sally K. Norton, MPH
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the role of oxalates in many chronic health conditions. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Sally K. Norton.  Sally K. Norton, MPH holds a nutrition degree from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Public Health.   Her path to becoming a leading expert on dietary oxalate includes a prior career working at major medical schools in medical education and public health research.  Her personal healing experience inspired years of research that led to her forthcoming book, Toxic Superfoods, which was released in January 2023 from Rodale Press and is available everywhere books are sold.  As a leading expert on oxalates in food, Sally’s work has been featured by podcasters, radio shows, and several online and print journals. Key Takeaways: What are oxalates?What symptoms and conditions are associated with oxalates?What is the connection between oxalates and gut health?Might an Oxalobacter probiotic help with the excretion of oxalates in the future?Can oxalates act as a trigger for MCAS?Do oxalates play a role in EDS or other hypermobility syndromes?What is the best way to test for the potential of hyperoxaluria?Do genes play a role in the production of oxalates in the body or in the excretion of oxalates from the body?What are the top foods to consider as contributors to elevated oxalates?Can oxalate content be reduced with specific cooking practices?What is oxalate clearing or dumping?Does one need to remain on a low-oxalate diet for life?Might supplemental collagen lead to more issues with oxalates?Can oxalates be produced by fungal organisms?How might calcium, magnesium, and potassium support oxalate excretion or oxalate binding?What nutrient deficiencies may lead to more significant oxalate issues? Connect With My Guest: http://SallyKNorton.com Related Resources: Toxic Superfoods: How Oxalate Overload is Making You Sick-and How to Get Better Interview Date: February 22, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode181. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #180: Unexpected with Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, ABOIM, IFMCP
09-02-2023
Episode #180: Unexpected with Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, ABOIM, IFMCP
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about finding resilience through functional medicine, science, and faith. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Jill Carnahan.  Known as ‘Your Functional Medicine Expert®’ Dr. Jill Carnahan, MD, ABIHM, ABOIM, IFMCP has been featured in People magazine, Shape, Parade, Forbes, MindBodyGreen, First for Women, Townsend Letter, and The Huffington Post; as well as seen on NBC News and health segments with Joan Lunden.  She is a prominent global keynote speaker and a prolific writer sharing her knowledge on stage and in podcasts.  With over a decade of producing popular content, her articles can be found in journals, newsletters, books, and on social media.  She is the Medical Director of Flatiron Functional Medicine, a widely sought-after practice with a broad range of clinical services including functional medicine protocols, nutritional consultations, chiropractic therapy, naturopathic medicine, acupuncture, and massage therapy.  A survivor of breast cancer, Crohn’s disease, and mold toxicity, she routinely treats patients who come to her for solutions to their medical mysteries that haven’t been solved.  Her YouTube channel and podcast features interviews with the world’s most respected names in medicine, science, and functional medicine.  She co-authored the Personalized and Precision Integrative Cardiovascular Medicine Textbook and just released her prescriptive memoir "Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith" through Forefront Publishing.  People relate to Dr. Jill’s science-backed opinions delivered with authenticity, love, and humor. She is known for inspiring her audience to thrive even in the midst of difficulties. Key Takeaways: How did Dr. Jill's first experience with rock climbing become a metaphor for the challenges of life?What role does intuition play in patient care?What is functional medicine?How did the ecosystem, microbiome, and terrain of growing up on a farm influence her work with her patients today?How do we create "margin" on our buckets?How significant are pesticides and chemicals relative to heavy metals?Are EMFs a contributor to chronic illness?What are LPS and endotoxins?What is an HSP or highly sensitive person?Is the consumption of animal protein health-supporting?How might elevated ApoB be approached?What is the true driver of TMAO production?Are most people iron deficient and copper toxic?What is the role of neuroplasticity in healing?When do stress and trauma move from supportive or hormetic to pathogenic? Connect With My Guest: http://ReadUnexpected.com Interview Date: February 3, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode180. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #179: Genomics with Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD
30-01-2023
Episode #179: Genomics with Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the role of genomics in complex, chronic conditions. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Sharon Hausman-Cohen.  Sharon Hausman-Cohen, MD is the co-founder, Chief Science Officer, and Medical Director of IntellxxDNA™.   Dr. Hausman-Choen has been using genomics for over a decade to deliver personalized medicine and help her patients achieve optimal health and wellness.   As a researcher and clinician advocate, she recognized that information inaccuracies and complexity were previously barriers to entry for many.   She saw the need for an easy-to-use, accurate, science-based genomics interpretation tool for clinicians, and she began to develop what is now IntellxxDNA™.   In addition to being a well-regarded doctor and researcher, Dr. Hausman-Cohen is a sought after speaker and educator on genomics, personalized medicine, and integrative medicine.   Dr. Hausman-Cohen received both her master’s and medical degrees from Harvard Medical School.   She is board-certified in Family Medicine, a Fellow of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and possesses additional board certification in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Physician Specialties.  She has been practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine and Integrative Medicine for more than 20 years. Key Takeaways: What is a gene?  What is a SNP?  What is genetics vs. genomics?Can modern diseases be the results of genetics?Are genes our destiny?Can supplements be used by bypass every potentially probelmatic SNP?What are the contributors to brain fog?  What can be done to improve mental clarity?What is the role of ApoE in Alzheimer's disease?How similar or different is autism to conditions like Lyme disease or MS or Alzheimer's?What role do genes play in our ability to detoxify environmental toxicants?What SNPs may play a role in biotoxin illness such as CIRS from Lyme disease or mold?Can the Lyme spirochete itself be an epigenetic influencer of gene expression?What role does the HLA-DR gene play in mold illness?Do genes play a role in immune modulation and autoimmunity?What is the connection between genes and MCAS?When is nitric oxide a good things vs. potentially a bad one?Are genes involved in hypermobility syndromes such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?Are some more likely than others to have adverse reactions to anesthesia? Connect With My Guest: http://IntellxxDNA.com Interview Date: January 20, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode179. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #178: A Functional Medicine Approach to Biotoxin Illness with Dr. Terri Fox, MD, ABIHM
13-01-2023
Episode #178: A Functional Medicine Approach to Biotoxin Illness with Dr. Terri Fox, MD, ABIHM
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn how to approach biotoxin illness using a functional medicine model. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Terri Fox.   Terri Fox, MD, ABIHM is a holistic, integrative, functional medicine doctor in Boulder, Colorado where she founded Boulder Holistic Medicine.   She did her medical training at the University of California San Francisco Medical School.  She has practiced functional medicine for nearly 20 years and is board-certified by the American Board of Integrative Holistic medicine.  In the realm of Lyme disease, she has participated in ILADS events and trained with Dr. Richard Horowitz.  She is also a Founding Member of ISEAI.  She works on her patient’s behalf as a medical detective searching for the underlying dysfunction, instead of just treating the symptoms.  She has expertise in fatigue, bioidentical hormones, sleep disorders, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome from mold toxicity and Lyme disease.  She brings a unique blend of western medicine, herbal medicine, nutrition and exercise counseling, supplements and stress reduction techniques to provide her patients with a true holistic approach to healing.  Dr. Fox begins the healing journey with her patients with a two-hour intake to unearth the underlying triggers that contribute to imbalance and dis-ease.  She uses the latest cutting-edge technology and lab testing to help illuminate underlying causes.   She does an extensive work up and tailors a unique individual treatment for you to restore balance and bring you back to wellness. Key Takeaways: What are some of the key functional medicine tests that may help to uncover those factors impacting health in biotoxin illness?What tools can be used to optimize gut health and the microbiome?Why is yeast an important exploration in the biotoxin patient population?How important is implementing EMF hygiene to optimize outcomes?What role do environmental toxicants such as heavy metals, chemicals, pesticides, and plastics play in biotoxin illness?How important is supporting the adrenals?What is the role of the supporting the mitochondria in biotoxin illness?What are some tools for supporting sleep optimization?What tests are used to test the person for the presence of mold illness and Lyme disease?How is testing performed on the external environment in support of health?What approach is used in treating mold illness?How are Lyme and coinfections treated?Do chronic viruses or MARCoNS matter?What is the role of hypercoagulation and biofilm in chronic illness?What is the role of limbic system retraining?How important is it to consider mental and emotional trauma? Connect With My Guest: http://BoulderHolistic.com Related Resources:  JRS® Eco Wireless on Asus® Router Interview Date: January 4, 2023 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode178. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.
Episode #177: Microbes in Chronic Disease with Dr. Stephen E. Fry, BS, MS, MD
28-12-2022
Episode #177: Microbes in Chronic Disease with Dr. Stephen E. Fry, BS, MS, MD
Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the role of microbes in chronic disease. About My Guest: My guest for this episode is Dr. Stephen E Fry.  Stephen E. Fry, BS, MS, MD has a BS in Microbiology and an MS in Molecular Biology and a Medical Degree all earned at the University of Arizona. He completed his Post graduate training at Banner Health and St Joseph’s Medical Center in the Phoenix metropolitan area.   He has been in General Practice in the Scottsdale, Arizona since 1992 and has had a special clinical interest in CFS, autoimmune, and vascular disease.  He has lectured nationally and has numerous publications, abstracts, and patents.   His science interests are in the microbial causation of chronic disease, biofilms, and their treatment.  Because of these interests Dr. Fry has worked on new methods for disease detection which have culminated in the development of a Next-Gen Sequencing system for microbial identification.  Dr. Fry is the founder of Fry Laboratories LLC, a CLIA clinical diagnostic laboratory that participates in CAP (College of American Pathologists) and API (American Proficiency Institute) validation systems.  He founded the Southwest Center for Chronic Disease to help fund basic medical research.  His laboratory, Fry Laboratories, specializes in vector-borne diseases, molecular methods of detection of prokaryotes, archaea, protozoans, fungi, and viruses. Dr. Fry enjoys family time and has a private pilot’s license, is an avid skier, sailor, and bicyclist. Key Takeaways: Where do things stand today with Protomyxzoa and Funneliformis?What is the role of biofilms in chronic infections?Are fungi or viruses likely more health-impacting?Is kombucha a healthy drink?Why is Next-Gen Sequencing the leading edge technology for exploring the presence of microbes?What microbes play a role in ME/CFS, ALS, MS, Parkinson's, RA, and Cystic Fibrosis?How has the landscape changed in chronic illness patients since COVID came on the scene? Connect With My Guest: http://StephenEFryMD.com http://FryLabs.com Interview Date: December 20, 2022 Transcript: To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode177. Additional Information: To learn more, visit https://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.