High Intensity Health with Mike Mutzel, MS

Dr. Vincent Pedre, medical director of Pedre Integrative Health, is a board-certified internist and a Functional Medicine–certified practitioner in private practice in New York City. Dr. Pedre’s integrative medical approach combines both Western and Eastern traditions. He is a clinical instructor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and is also certified in yoga and medical acupuncture. His holistic philosophy is patient-centered and focuses on uncovering the root causes of illness to create long-term wellness. Dr. Pedre based his Gut C.A.R.E. Program on his own recovery from irritable bowel syndrome, becoming an expert on healing the body from the inside out with an emphasis on the gut microbiome. He believes the gut is the “seat of all health.” He is also the founder of Dr. Pedre Wellness, which offers health-enhancing programs, content and lifestyle products, dietary supplements, and weight loss programs. Dr. Pedre is a sought after speaker at medical conferences around the world.

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Liping Zhao is professor of microbiology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Mike and many expert guests have quoted Dr. Liping’s research.  He had already begun work on the microbiota when he read a paper on the microbiome and fat storage. He had been obese for nearly 15 years by then.  Dr. Liping was inspired. He shifted the focus of his research to how the microbiome may contribute to the development of metabolic diseases: obesity and diabetes. Both of these are important health issues in China.

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Dr. Carrie and I caught up to discuss “adrenal fatigue.” What is Adrenal Fatigue? Well many people think the adrenals just “get tired,” but she says there is more to the story. The pituitary tells the adrenals what to do. In response, the adrenals make cortisol. It is a miscommunication issue. Most often it is from the hypothalamus and the pituitary, not the adrenal. 

Dr. Jones earned her ND from National College of Natural Medicine, where she is Adjunct Faculty and now serves as the Medical Director at Precision Analytical, Inc. Hormone Lab.

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Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD has had the privilege of contributing to the “birth” of modern integrative medicine. He works from first principles of biology to clarify the causal mechanisms of good health and ill health. His over 100 articles and invited reviews attest to his professional contributions.

Key Highlights:

4:34 Microbiome Wasteland: For many of us, our microbiomes are a wasteland. Few of us were breastfed, and even fewer of us were breastfed until we were ready to be weaned and our guts were mature

20:48 A Detailed Description of Digestion: Digestion begins with your eyes. They tell your gut and your brain, what you will be consuming.

27:43 Pre-Meal Strategies to boost digestion.

31:37 Calming Your Brain

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Danielle Pashko is a New York City based Wellness practitioner with almost two decades of experience. She is a holistic nutritionist, certified yoga instructor, licensed massage therapist, fashion model, thyroid cancer survivor and author of "Smile At Your Challenges".

In this episode we discuss:

How Sumo wrestlers maintain their weight by not snacking and only eating 1 or 2 very big meals (lunch and/or dinner) per day. Sumo wrestlers also drink a lot of beer and wine.

Our Struggle with Cellulite:  It is easier to prevent cellulite than to get rid of it. Cellulite can be genetic; however, it can be caused by poor quality foods and toxins.

And they exercise. This hits home for a lot of us.  To keep our metabolism going, we need to eat throughout the day. Lean children eat small meals and small snacks and keep active throughout the day.

Orthorexia, the Obsession with Being Healthy: Being so rigid and demanding negates many of the benefits of the healthy lifestyle. It corrupts our mindset, bringing it out of balance. You need to be healthy and have healthy habits, but you need to be able to live and be happy and have your soul fulfilled.

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Kevin Kruse is a serial entrepreneur and NY Times BESTSELLING AUTHOR, who has used a relentless focus on Wholehearted Leadership and employee engagement to build and sell several, multimillion dollar technology companies, winning both Inc 500 and Best Place to Work awards along the way.

Kevin is also the author of several books including Employee Engagement for Everyone, Employee Engagement 2.0 and the NY Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, We: How to Increase Performance and Profits Through Full Engagement, which was named one of the top leadership books in 2011 by 800-CEO-Read.

Kevin writes regularly as a columnist for Forbes.com and American Express OpenForum, and has published over 100 articles for various publications on topics related to leadership, engagement and entrepreneurship. He delivers keynotes to audiences around the world.

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Dr. Andrea Maxim graduated from McMaster University, completing an Honours Degree in Biology and Pharmacology. After another four years of rigorous training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Andrea completed her degree as a licensed Naturopath in Ontario and is proud to be serving the Haldimand and Burlington Community.

Dr. Andrea Maxim is one of Southern Ontario’s leading naturopathic doctors and the creator of ‘The Maxim Movement’; a movement helping people move towards improving their digestion, hormones, and facilitating weight loss.

I posted the show notes at www.highintensityhealth.com/drmaxim

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Jeff Leach is the Founder of the Human Food Project. author of Honor Thy Symbionts and Rewild. His opinions on health and nutrition have appeared as Op-ed articles in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Sydney Morning Herald and his peer-reviewed research has been published in the British Journal of Nutrition, European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, BioScience and Microflora, Journal of Archaeological Science, Public Health Nutrition and many others. He lives in New Orleans – but hopes to spend more time in Africa.

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After 25 years of practicing internal medicine, Dr. Principe got frustrated that his patients were still sick (and some were dying). So he closed his business, went to culinary school and re-opened a new clinic focused around teaching people how to better manage stress and cook real food!  His story is so unique, we had to film this onsite in his “teaching kitchen” adjacent to his medical clinic in Chicago, IL.

His clinic is called WellBeingMD and is located in the Chicago suburbs.

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Ian is a currently a first year medical student and former researcher at Queens University in Ontario. He authored two widely popular papers, titled: 

a) Comparison with ancestral diets suggests dense, acellular carbohydrates promote an inflammatory microbiota, and may be the primary dietary cause of leptin resistance and obesity 

b) Evolutionary aspects of obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk 


During this interview, we caught up with Ian to discuss advances in research in the field of diet, gut bacteria and metabolism since his 2012 and 2013 publications. 

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In 2014 Dr. Carnahan discovered that hard way that she is part of the 1% of the population that is genetically sensitivity to mold. She had never had asthma, yet it was so pronounced that she had to stop running and became short of breath walking the two flights of steps to her office.  She also now caught every bug or fungus that came along.  As a functional medicine doctor, she knew something was wrong with her immune system. 


In this episode, we talk about all things mold. You can watch the video interview at www.Highintensityhealth.com 

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As a former three time division 1 all-american (NCAA) athlete, Deanna recognizes how important food is for optimal performance and health. She’s been a licensed chiropractor for over 13 years and has a real gift for making healthy fruits and vegetables taste amazing. 

In this episode, we discus the details of real food vegetable wraps and cheesy kale chips. It’s our first of many kitchen tutorials to help you balance your gut bacteria and optimize your metabolism with real food. 

To watch the video interview and access to the two video cooking tutorials head over to: www.highintensityhealth.com/realfoodlab  



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Dr Chutkan is a member of the faculty at Georgetown Hospital since 1997, Dr Chutkan founded the Digestive Center for Women (DCW) in 2004, an integrative gastroenterology practice that includes nutritional therapy, stress reducing techniques such as meditation, biofeedback and counseling, as well as gastrointestinal procedures like endoscopy, colonoscopy, and video capsule endoscopy. In addition to digestive disorders in women, her clinical areas of interest include alterations in gut bacteria (dysbiosis), inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, and food as medicine. She is a recognized leader in gastroenterology both nationally and internationally and Washingtonian magazine has consistently named her one of the top doctors in her field. Board certified in Gastroenterology, Dr Chutkan serves on numerous committees and boards and is actively involved in patient and physician education. She is a past Governing Board member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and former Chair of their Training Committee and Public Relations Committee. She is the author of the bestselling book Gutbliss, and the newly released The Microbiome Solution, and has lectured extensively throughout the United States and Europe. 


Here are a few highlights from the show:


22:55 The Over-Prescribing of Antibiotics: In her new book, The Microbiome Solution, Dr. Chutkan has a list of 10 questions to ask your doctor if you are about to be prescribed an antibiotic. She also provides a list of 10 things to do if you must take antibiotics.


31:51 Good News—You Can Change Your Gut Microbes: Many of our cravings are mediated by gut bacteria. In numerous ways, our gut microbes drive this behavior. Different strains of gut bacteria will overthrow others and dominate.


35:28 The Mysteries of Morning Breath: Because we sleep with our mouths closed, cutting off much of the oxygen, the bacteria in our mouths shift and give us morning breath.



41:23 Fecal Matter Transplantation—Is It Right for You? About 50% of the stool is bacteria, but there are toxins, viruses, and other things in your stool that your body is eliminating.

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Dr. Alverdy performs a wide variety of complex minimally invasive and open gastrointestinal surgical procedures with 25 years of experience in the field. He is nationally recognized for introducing several new operations into the field, including minimally invasive pancreatic surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgery for disorders of the foregut including the esophagus and stomach.

Here are some highlights: 

1:37  Understanding Post-Surgical Infections and Gut Bacteria: Dr. Alverdy is a gastrointestinal surgeon.  He also has an NIH-funded laboratory that studies how gut bacteria complicates recovery from surgery.  Every patient’s fear is that they will develop an infection after an operation.  Infection is especially problematic when prosthetic material is placed in the body.  Dr. Alverdy has been working for 20 years to apply the latest molecular techniques to understand problems that most doctors tend to blame on mechanical issues.  

4:06 Healing from Surgery and Gut Flora:  When you are a surgical patient, you have your procedure, you go home, and you start eating your regular food.  You have generally had one shot of antibiotics, which assaults your gut microbiome, but you can rebuild your gut flora quickly at home by resuming your regular diet.  There are about 80,000 elective operations done every day and most of us heal quickly at home.  

5:00 Longer Hospital Recovery and Gut Biodiversity:  Sometimes we have a prolonged recovery, for example after, a car accident, a liver transplant, or burn injuries.  In the intensive care unit, even when there is no identified source of infection, doctors will put 80% of us on antibiotics unnecessarily.   


6:37 The Consequences of Unnecessary Antibiotics in Prolonged Recovery:  It is called ecological collapse of the normal gut biome.  Your normal health-promoting microbiome is replaced with a pathobiome.  Harmful, pathogenic, bacteria become predominant in your gut.  This dysbiosis can directly impair the immune system and directly and adversely affect the outcome.  Instead of being better in a day or two, it may take you 2 weeks to recover.  

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Scientists are publishing many studies linking time spent in nature with many health improvements. From blood pressure reductions, to anxiety reduction and better sleep quality, time spent outdoors appears to have drug-like effects on our biology. This is no surprise to Nate Summers—program director for a leading Wilderness Awareness School on the west coast.  For the past 18 years, Nate has been helping city-dwelling people improve their health and quality of life by promoting more time outside—all season long. (Even walking barefoot in the winter.) 


Nate Summers, M.Ac. has been with WAS since 1997. Nate’s journey with ancient living skills started as a teenager, and this exposure to stone-age living sparked a life-long interest in anthropology, hunter-gatherer lifestyles, and indigenous cultures. Nate has served as both Youth Programs Director, Adult Programs Director, and as a core instructor in most programs for WAS. He has also worked with King County Parks and the Seattle Parks Department.

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We caught up with professional crossfit athlete, Christmas Abbott to discuss cellulite and tips to build a better butt. She says a tight booty is more functional and valued higher than lean abs and sculpted arms.

Christmas is living proof that fitness is sexy, and a badass body is a birthright for one and all. A CrossFit star, professional athlete, former NASCAR pit crew member, Olympic weightlifter, and former unhealthy "skinny fat" woman herself, Christmas knows what real women need in order to get the butts and bodies of their dreams. In The Badass Body Diet, Christmas provides a quick and simple workout plan that tones everything—from booty to total body—and teaches you how to spot-reduce excess fat with targeted meal plans and recipes.

Your glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in your body, not to mention one of the most beautiful. But they often go dormant, flat, and flabby due to poor lifestyle choices. 

You can check out the full video interview on YouTube.com/HighIntensityHealth

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Natalie is a sought after personal trainer and weight loss coach n the UK. She has trained underneath world renowned strength coach, Charles Poliquin and is a certified Biosignature Practitioner. In this episode Natalie shares tips to help you overcome common weight loss hurdles. We discuss mindset strategies to help you achieve the body composition you’re looked for, how emotions can affect food and exercise choices and why eating more actually leads to better fat

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Alanna Collen is a British science writer with degrees in biology from Imperial College London, and a PhD in evolutionary biology from University College London and the Zoological Society of London. In this episode we discuss the details of her book, 10% Human: How Your Body’s Microbes Hold the Key to Health and Happiness. 

As you’ve heard before on the show, our gut bacteria act as an intermediary between us and our environment.  We cannot change our genes, but we can change how they express themselves.  That’s epigenetics.  We can influence gut bacteria more directly, which affects our epigenetics.  Our gut bacteria play a huge role in influencing disease and our overall health.   


We thought of the large intestine as a place where water is absorbed and where stools are formed. Traditionally, we have not been concerned with the biochemical processes that go on in the large intestine.  But we now find that what out gut microbes do in the large intestine and elsewhere is very important to nutrition, appetite regulation and the way we store energy.  

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Ross Pelton is licensed pharmacist and expert on pharmaceutical drugs and their life-altering side effects. As a certified clinical nutritionist (CCN), he counsels clients on diet, nutrition and natural therapies for a wide range of health issues. As a health care professional, Ross helps clients utilize and integrate the best of both worlds to achieve a healthier, longer life. With over 30 years of research and scientific experience, Ross Pelton has turned his passion for educating people on their health into a legacy for thousands of clients around the world. Whether its tackling tough subjects like Safe Natural Therapies for Menopause, Preventing the Side Effects of Oral Contraception, Natural Therapies for Acne or Depression, Ross covers a myriad of subjects and speaks frankly about what you need to do naturally to take charge of your life. 

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Dr. Brighten is a naturopathic doctor. She began her studies in nutritional biochemistry, receiving a PhD in nutrition. As a kid, she had GI issues and discovered that food was her medicine. She stumbled across naturopathic medicine and it was an instant fit. One of the things she likes about naturopathic medicine is that the body is regarded as wise. It is medicine, but also an art.

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Tom Bilella, DC, is director of the Nutrition Treatment Center in Red Bank, NJ. Tom is an energetic, captivating, thought-provoking, and sought-after speaker. He has spoken nationally and internationally on topics such as anti-aging, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, sports nutrition, and other important health topics. His audiences have included the New York Giants, Villanova University, Seton Hall University, and Rutgers University. In 1995, he was the NPC Natural New Jersey Bodybuilding Champion. 

Key Takeaways:

Dr. Tom’s Work with Professional Athletes: Dr. Tom was the team nutritionist for the New York Jets. He introduced nutrient timing, macronutrients, all organic foods, and pulled out the soda and ice cream machines.

Which Carbs Should We Consume? Dr. Tom likes the slow-releasing carbohydrates, the super starch for athletes and people looking for recovery.

Muscle-Building Strategies for Women: Examine caloric and protein intake. Often, increased protein is what’s needed.

The Importance of Eccentric/Concentric  Time Under Tension: You will build more muscle on the release of a motion than from the initial motion.

Switching Exercises: Work different muscle groups.

Impact of Deadlift and Squats on the Spine: When you put the bar on your back, you are compressing your discs.

The Successful Ketogenic Diet: In the ketogenic diet, you are shutting down the glucose and you teach your body to adapt to burning fat.

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Alessandro (Alex) shares many details about how keto-adapted diets can improve sports performance and affect heart rate variability (HRV). Alex discovered the use of HRV when he was searching for a way to measure the inflammatory response. Now that he has increased his HRV, Alex no longer suffers from overtraining syndrome and no longer injures himself by pushing too hard. A drop in HRV shows that something is taxing the body, perhaps the immune system.

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Brandon O’Connor is a Master Muscle Restoration Specialist. His mission is to improve the quality of your movement capabilities. Over the past decade he’s helped a wide variety of people recover from nagging injuries, improve their health and well being, and achieve personal goals. Muscle Restoration System, which utilizes a combination of Muscle Activation Techniques and Strategic Resistance Training, helps people recover from injuries, gain strength and improve quality of life life.

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Jimmy More is a the best selling author of Cholesterol Clarity and Keto Clarity. He maintains a popular blog and has Interviewed over 900 experts on his Livin’ La Vida Low Carb. In this podcast, Jimmy shares tips about ramping up the keto-adaptation period, myths about high-fat diets and interactions between ketogenic diets and gut bacteria. 

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Did you know that the vast majority of IBS is actually SIBO. Symptoms such as, gas, bloating and distention (many report they look like they are pregnant!) are from gut bacterial imbalances.  Discomfort or pain which can feel like muscular pain. Foul gas (& you know who you are!) Diarrhea, constipation, or both, even floating stools – occasionally or often. Weight loss. Muscle loss. Weight gain (yes, it can cause either!) Reflux, nausea, or burping (that gas has to go somewhere!) Fatigue / Weakness and perhaps even loss of appetite Edema (swelling). All of these common symptoms are linked with gut dsybiosis. 


Tracy is a Functional Medicine trained dietitian with extensive training in gut health. She shares her latest breakthroughs that can help you boost the health of your gut. 

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Dr. Stephen Wangen is the co-founder and Medical Director of the IBS Treatment Center. He is a licensed and board certified physician, the award winning author of two books on solving digestive disorders, and a nationally recognized speaker. He has been seen and heard on ABC, NBC, and Fox as well as public radio and television. He was recently named one of Seattle’s Top Doctors by Seattle Magazine. 

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Dr. Carrasco is board certified in both Family Medicine and Integrative and Holistic Medicine. Her approach is comprehensive, innovative, holistic, and empowering. Learn new medical tools to nourish yourself and your family.

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In this podcast, Dr. Vincent Pedre, author of Happy Gut, shares his cleansing program to help you lose weight and gain energy. He also discusses SIBO AKA small intestinal bacterial overgrowth from a whole new vantage point and why everything that ails us, from fatigue to weight gain to bloating and bad skin, can be traced back to the gut.

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Dr. Ben Lynch is a naturopathic physician and methylation expert. In this episode, he discusses life beyond MTHFR genetic variants and common gene SNPs. It’s all about paying attention to your environment, he says. We also discuss ways to overcome exercised-induced asthma and seasickness, and how to handle over/under methylation. 

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Dr. John Fitzgerald, author of Fat Loss The Truth, is know by his patients as Blood Doc John for his radio shows in the late 90's and his work with many professional athletes. He helps numerous UFC professional fighters lose body fat for their bouts. He also ran a diet clinic and wrote nutrition protocols for many other doctors clinics. 

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Gastroenterologist, nutritionist, and top authority on the gut microbiome, Dr. Gerry Mullin shares his cutting-edge approach to rebalancing metabolism by reducing the fat-forming bacteria in the gut and reseeding it with fat-burning bacteria. In this episode, learn his top foods to eat and which to avoid. 

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Best-selling Author, Abel James explains how getting back to our wild roots and eating real food can help end the viscous cycle of obesity and fat gain. Involving kids in the cooking process, buying local meat and periodic fasting are some of Abel’s top fat-loss tips. 

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Although many people have a daily exercise routine, some continue to struggled with weight loss lose and have digestive issues. Our high-speed life often causes people to eat mindlessly, quickly, which places stress on our digestive system; promoting fat gain and inflammation. In this episode, Karen discusses practical tips to improve mindfulness, giving your metabolism and digestion a serious boost. 

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We all have subtle abnormalities in a key cellular process called methylation. Without proper methylation, we can’t properly detoxify, make hormones, neurotransmitters, creatine and glutathione. Dr. Eric explains the critical ways to support methylation, starting with the basic foundational principles in functional medicine.

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Fit physician and mother of three, Deepa Verma, MD, shares insights into what helps her and her family stay lean and healthy. She insists that a vegetarian diet is key, along with simple home workouts and 15 minutes per day of meditation or yoga. She shares other mindset tips that will help you lose weight and keep it off. 

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Weight loss expert Dr. Steve Sisskind shares some insights about making small but powerful steps to get and stay lean. Dr. Steve says we often overeat and under exercise because because we are unaware of the mental triggers causing us to overeat and lack clarity in our long term goals. 

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Best-selling author and allergy specialist Dr. Susanne Bennett. In this episode, Dr. Bennett offers tips to help you get rid of swollen belly, allergies, and brain fog. She also discusses the best way to make an amazing kimchi at home. 

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Evan Brand, CPT is the founder and host of Not Just Paleo. He is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in training and Certified Personal Trainer from the Onnit Academy in Austin, TX. Evan shares lessons learned from spending over 10,000 hours working in the forest and natural world restoring farmland to park space, planting trees, natural habitat restoration, observing wildlife and learning to use nature as medicine.

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Hunter shares a few tips about how meditation can change your brain. The practice helped him quickly rise to a top-paying position with a New York City-based luxury jewelry designer. We discuss how twice-daily meditation helps the brain function better. It increases the size of the hippocampus and strengthens communication with the left hemisphere so that it is in sync with the right hemisphere.

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Dr. Bob Rakowski holds multiple post-doctorate certifications, clinic director of the Natural Medicine Center in Houston Texas, where he treats elite professional athletes to critically ill patients with a variety of cancers and autoimmune diseases. He’s has lectured internationally for over 20 years on various topics in Natural and Lifestyle Medicine. 

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Dr. Conners helps us understand what cancer is, why individuals get cancer and shares his top tips to get rid of cancer once it starts. We discuss testing modalities and personalized nutrition protocols that can be used to help treat the cause of cancer, naturally. 

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Celebrity nutritionist, fitness expert, and New York Times best-selling author JJ Virgin shares critical mindset strategies to ignite the fat-burning process. These tips enabled JJ to thrive during the toughest part of her life—nearly losing a child to a tragic accident. Anyone can benefit from this amazing story of success. 

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Dr. Wendy Ellis is a naturopathic physician and hormone expert based in the Seattle, Washington area. In this episode, she shares her top nutritional and hormonal replacement strategies to help men and women combat hair loss, increase energy, and burn fat.

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Drs. Justin Sonnenburg and Erica Sonnenburg are two top microbial scientists at Stanford University and authors of The Good Gut. In this episode, these pioneers share diet tips from their work at Stanford to help you increase the diversity of the trillions of bacterial organisms in your gut. 

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Steve Best, MD is Board Certified in Psychiatry and completed a 2-year Fellowship in Neuropsychiatry. He specializes in treating disorders of the brain that harm emotional health, cognitive ability or everyday behavior. In this episode we discussed the many health benefits of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT); including anti-aging, treating lyme disease, increasing production of stem cells and more. 

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Naturopathic doctor Tim Gerstmar shares his “new model” for treating autoimmunity—no complex immunosuppressive drugs needed. In this episode you’ll learn how your thoughts and emotions affect inflammation, and how the foods you eat impact your genes and the trillions of bacteria (the gut microbiome) that turn inflammation either on or off. We also discuss top nutrients that you can eat to increase the healing powers of your gut microbiome. 

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Geri Brewster RD MPH CDN, a registered dietitian-nutritionist, began her clinical career specializing in pediatric and young-adult developmental disabilities, including metabolic and gastrointestinal disorders; specialized tube feedings; dysphagia; autism; behavioral, attention, sensory and oral-motor integration disorders; and eating disorders.

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Best-selling author and interventional cardiologist Dr. Joel Kahn shares new research about the number one cause of premature death—heart disease. You’ll learn why high-fat diets and lots of animal protein may not be such a good idea for your gut or your heart. Dr. Kahn will tell you which are the best foods for improving the health of your gut microbiome and reducing arterial plaque buildup, and how women can reduce their risk of heart disease. You’ll also learn about functional biomarkers and how to assess and minimize your risk of heart disease.

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Dr. Erica Peirson is a licensed Naturopathic Physician who specializes in helping children with Down Syndrome, Autism and special needs. In this podcast Dr. Peirson shares cutting edge researching linking thyroid hormone imbalances to develop mental delays in children. She also discusses how to help children with special needs by reducing free radical stress with nutrition and addressing MTHFR and gene-environment interactions. 

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We caught up with Metabolic Expert, Dr. Jade Teta to learn the inside scoop on targeted fat loss. Jade teaches you how to be a metabolic detective. In brief, you need to monitor your body’s biofeedback signals: hunger, energy, cravings, mood, exercise performance and recovery to see if your diet is working for you. You’ll also learn the best fat loss strategies so you burn fat, instead of muscle. 

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Dr. Sousley has created one of the most popular and successful heath centers in the Pacific North West. His dynamic ability to move and inspire others has landed him speaking gigs on seminar stages and appearances on television, local radio, and in newspaper write-ups. In this episode Dr. Ryan shares proven strategies to accomplish your life and health goals; so that you can live with more vitality, vision and purpose. 

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Dr. Justin share his top remedies to treat SIBO, H.pylori, other gut infections and parasites that are blocking you from healing leaky gut. He reveals top testing GI testing laboratories and how to restore gut ecology with natural antibiotics, including herbs, like goldenseal, Oregon grape and Barberry.  

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Dr. Tami Meraglia is an integrative medicine and skin-health expert. In this episode she shares top strategies from her new book, The Hormone Secret. We discuss natural ways to boost testosterone, slim down, improve mood, lower risk of heart disease, increase energy and libido, prevent osteoporosis, enhance skin tone and texture, and even prevent cognitive decline.

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Feelings of anxiety can sap your energy, joy, and vitality. Dr. Rozman, the president and CEO of HeartMath,  shares methods to increase cognitive performance and break free from anxiety, depression, food cravings, addictions and fear once and for all. By focusing on positive feelings such as appreciation, care, or compassion, you can create coherence between your brain and heart rhythms-with amazing results.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT


Dr. Grover discusses novel brain-based treatments for depression, anxiety, traumatic brain injury and age-related decline in cognitive function. His therapies include neurofeedback, quantitative EEG, brain maps, sound and light therapies as well as meditation and IV glutathione. 

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In this episode Mike shares the science about caffeine, fat loss and exercise. Caffeine helps you burn more fat during exercise and also improves strength, power and mental performance.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:36pm PDT



Dr. Nickels blends the best of clinical nutrition, homeopathy, acupuncture, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, whole food supplements, and natural thyroid and hormonal therapies with extensive training in modern medical care to bridge the gap between naturopathic and conventional medicine. She shares tips to stimulate the body’s natural healing response and rebalance hormone levels, naturally. 

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With obesity on the rise in children, adults, and even pets, we need to look beyond calories as possible causes for the bulging epidemic. Phthalates, pesticides, and flame retardants are without question making us fatter and sicker. In this episode Mike shares tips about preventing exposure to these toxic compounds. 

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Dr. Patel is a functional medicine practitioner, motivation speaker, author and wellness practice consultant. In this episode, Dr. Patel shares his functional medicine, lifestyle, dietary, and motivational strategies to help his clients achieve greatness through balanced biochemistry and answering their higher calling. We discuss how sleep, nutrition, and blood sugar can affect motivation and neurochemistry. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT


Kathleen was in the field of Capital Markets for a publicly-traded Fortune 500 and woke up in August 2007 with sudden onset neuropathy in my leg. Five months later she was paralyzed, had autoimmune issues, chronic pain, fatigue, severe food allergies, fibromyalgia and more. Soon after, her oldest son who had several developmental disabilities was diagnosed with autism. In this episode she shares the journey about how she reclaimed the health of her family, with real food. 

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Allergic disease was virtually unheard of in the early 1800s. But, by the 1860s in the United Kingdom, hay fever was epidemic. The rapid rise of this major immune system imbalance–which we confront on a daily basis is astonishing. In this episode, Dr. Fitzgerald will share top nutritional and environmental factors which create the perfect storm for the development of allergic disease and how you can prevent it from happening in the first place! 

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Mark Houston, MD, MS is triple board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Society of Hypertension, and the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, ABAARM. He also has a Master of Science degree in human nutrition. He is an author and teacher and is active in clinical research. Among Dr. Houston’s best-selling books are The Handbook of Antihypertensive Therapy, Vascular Biology for the Clinician, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension, Hypertension Handbook for Students and Clinicians, and The Hypertension Handbook. His latest book is What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease.

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Dr. Matt Angove focuses on maximizing patient health at every age and stage of life. He practices general medicine, but also has specific interests in cancer, autoimmune conditions and digestive diseases, as well as anti-aging medicine, obesity and cardiovascular issues. 

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Lisa is also the go to nutritionist for cardiologist and author of the New York Times best seller, Wheat Belly, Dr. William Davis. The National Institutes of Health has found that gliadin protein can penetrate the blood-brain barrier and latch onto opiate receptors in the brain. In the session she helps you avoid pitfalls many of her clients make when going on a gluten free diet. 

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Nutrition and Functional Medicine expert, Dr. David Brady, reveals the tops solutions to boost mitochondrial energy production. He relates mitochondria to the “furnace” of the body and oxygen as the “gas line” of our metabolism. Many conditions such as fatigue, diabetes, obesity and metabolic issues are linked to poor oxygenation and mitochondrial function. Learn the top tips to give your metabolism a boost.

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Best-selling author, Michelle Corey, Autoimmune Recovery Expert, health advocate and former autoimmune patient, presents you with the keys to reversing autoimmune conditions such as Hashimoto's, Graves disease, lupus, Celiac, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue for good! Autoimmune thyroid conditions such as Hashimoto's and Graves' account for over 90 % of thyroid dysfunction in the Western world. 

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Dr. Jeffrey Fine is the Chief of Gastroenterology for the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving. In this episode, Dr. Fine shares lessons learned from his 30 plus years of experience helping patients overcome gastrointestinal, liver and pancreas disorders.

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No one is exempt in our modern world from toxicity. Everyone is toxic is due to the contamination of our air, water, and food from industrialization, pesticides, and the hundred thousand toxic chemicals and dozens of toxic heavy metals that infest our environment. Health Coach, Wendy Myers shows us the simple and practical ways to improve our ability to detoxify.

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For the last 30+ years, Dr. Russell Jaffe has been rethinking healthcare. In this video interview he shares tips to increase our bodies’ ability to better detoxify environmental compounds with sulfur, vitamin C and methylation.

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Dr. Peter Osborne questions whether corn gluten, rice gluten and other assumed safe gluten-free grains are ok those seeking optimal health. He discusses advanced testing strategies using Elisa-Act to rule out genetic susceptibility to such glutens found in grain products; including corn and rice.

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Dr. Kelley is a sought after Integrative Medical specialist in the Chicago area. In this interview she shares cutting-edge assessment and treatment strategies to help patients conquer  lyme disease, autoimmunity, leaky gut and candida overgrowth.

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Integrative medical expert, Dr. Cindy Howard shares her candid cancer survival story. She shares key mindset tips and strategies that helped her body overcome cancer, keep her hair and only miss one day of work during chemotherapy. 

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One in four people are genetically susceptible to mold toxicity, a growing problem in the United States. It’s estimated that toxic mold affects over 80 million people living in the United States are vulnerable to a chronic form of inflammation caused by poor clearance of these biotoxins. Mold expert Dr. Berndtson shares tips about treating and preventing mold toxicity.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:53pm PDT


We discuss Pulse wave velocity (PWV), a non-invasive measure of arterial stiffness.It is easy to measure, is highly reproducible, has a strong correlation with cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, and was recognized by the European Society of Hypertension as integral to the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension.

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Dr. Finker has over ten years of didactic and clinical experience in treating various female health problems. There are many environmental and nutritional factors that impact a woman’s health and cause hormonal imbalances. Dr. Finker effectively balances the female hormones by providing nutrition, botanical and other hormonal balancing treatments.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:21pm PDT


Natural medicine expert, Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo shares her top solutions to reduce belly fat, brain fog and burnout. You’ll learn how stress, blood sugar imbalance and insulin resistance cause belly fat, brain fog, and burnout - even if you have a 'healthy diet'. Dr. Loscal discusses specific, and simple, steps you can start taking today to eliminate these conditions. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:56pm PDT


Josh reveals new science about exercise: how high-intensity interval training changes gene expression patterns, DNA methylation patterns and also influences telomere dynamics. Josh also reveals some shocking facts about how sedentary activity causes epigenetic changes within our genes as well. 

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1 in 52 children born today are autistic. In this episode integrative medical expert Dr. Norm Schwartz shares success stories about treating the root causes of ADHD, autism and bad behavior in children. He reveals tips that all parents should know, which can help avoid ADHD and autism- such as avoiding top triggers before and during pregnancy, including, tylenol and antidepressants, living near freeways and exposure to air pollution, living near farms spraying pesticides and exposure to anti-flea dog shampoos.

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Natural medicine expert Dr. Holly Lucille shares tips and strategies to combat stressors that cause hormone and metabolic damage. Digestion, reproduction and hormone production is an “optimistic” long term processes. When you’re chronically stressed, your body will shut things down and compensate to prepare your body to fight of an invader. (Which shuts down digestion.) Learn tips to unwind this viscous cycle.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm PDT