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50 minutes | 5 years ago
016 - Genomic Medicine - Dr. Paul Anderson
SUBSCRIBE: ITUNES | STITCHER LISTEN NOW: Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Anderson is medical director of Anderson Medical Specialty Associates, a clinic focusing on the care of patients with cancer and chronic diseases. Former positions include professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Medicine at Bastyr University and Chief of IV Services for Bastyr Oncology Research Center. He is a graduate of NCNM and began instructing classes at naturopathic medical schools in the early 1990’s. He has been involved in both the research and clinical implementation of genomic medicine since genomic testing became available. He presented the first human research regarding the implementation of genomic assessment and treatment in a population of patients with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Syndromes. He teaches courses in practical genomic medicine and mentors physicians in the use of genomics in their practices. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Medicine personalized to your DNA. What your DNA has to say about your nutritional needs. The differences between genetic and genomic medicine. DNA mutations (SNPs) explained. Why MTHFR testing isn’t enough and what tests to get instead. LINKS & RESOURCES Anderson Medical Specialty Associates Dr. Anderson’s Physician Education Services - Consult Dr. A Connect with Dr. Anderson on Facebook Dr. Anderson’s Podcast Medicine and Health If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
69 minutes | 5 years ago
015: Deeply Happy - Dr. Teray Garchitorena Kunishi
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Teray offers natural and integrative programs for treating anxiety, panic, depression, insomnia, chronic stress, PTSD, adult ADHD, and chronic fatigue. She serves her clients locally in Berkeley, CA, as well as remotely by phone or video conferencing. She is also a speaker and author, and is the creator of the Deeply Happy Expert Series. Dr. Teray has spent most of her life exploring what it means to be truly happy and well. Her inquiry has led to naturopathic medical training, research and energy work with Tibetan nuns in India, working in sustainable agriculture in the Philippines, and becoming a lifelong student of Eastern and Western spirituality. Her methods include: Food as medicine Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements Hormone balancing (female and male hormones, adrenals and thyroid) Correcting digestive problems (an essential factor in brain health) Nutrigenomic therapy (for patients with MTHFR, COMT, MAO-A and other polymorphisms) Life purpose and spirituality-oriented coaching Guided imagery and mindfulness Dr. Teray received her naturopathic medical degree from Bastyr University, an institution renowned for bringing science into natural medicine. She is also certified in hypnotherapy and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). She is licensed in California and Hawaii. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS How to treat depression and anxiety without over pathologizing mood disorders. The serotonin myth and why depression isn’t a serotonin problem. The intersection of mind & body: physical wellness, purpose & meaning, and connection. Depression as a natural process. LINKS & RESOURCES Depression is NOT a Serotonin Deficiency Why Aren't We Awesomer? - Michael Neill A role for inflammatory metabolites as modulators of the glutamate N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor in depression and suicidality. The New Psychiatry: Psychoneuroimmunology Deeply Happy Website Connect with Dr. Teray on Facebook & Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
46 minutes | 5 years ago
014: Digestive, Reproductive, and Pelvic Health - Dr. Jennifer Karon-Flores
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Jennifer Karon-Flores is a licensed naturopathic physician. She found her way to naturopathic medicine as a young adult, tired of looking for fixes with medications that did not assist her in resolving her health issues. Through compassionate care and coaching from her naturopathic physician, she was able to achieve the health and balance she craved, and now experiences vibrant health on a daily basis. Through her own experience with chronic illness, she has gained insight to the root causes of illness and symptoms. She brings compassion and humor to her work with patients and online program participants, along with the facts and techniques required to turn poor health into vibrant wellness. She specializes in women's health, including fertility, menstrual issues, and pelvic health. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Addressing digestive issues, libido, and sexual function with Holistic Pelvic Care. How pelvic circulation affects your reproductive health. Caring for your reproductive system for a healthy, pain-free menstrual cycle. Why kegel exercises might not be the answer to pelvic problems and what to do instead. Arvigo Mya Abdominal Therapy & abdominal circulation. LINKS & RESOURCES Wild Feminine - Tami Kent Rainforest Remedies True Health Programs Connect with Dr. Jennifer Karon-Flores on Facebook & Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
43 minutes | 5 years ago
013: Ideal Medical Care - Dr. Pamela Wible
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Pamela Wible, M.D., is a family physician and pioneer in the ideal medical care movement. In 2004, Dr. Wible left assembly-line medicine and held town hall meetings where she invited citizens to design their own ideal clinic. Open since 2005, Wible’s innovative practice has inspired physicians to create ideal clinics nationwide. Her model is now taught in medical schools and undergraduate medical humanities courses and is featured in the Harvard School of Public Health’s newest edition of Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, a textbook examining major trends with the potential to change the dynamics of health care. Dr. Wible is author of Amazon’s top-rated Pet Goats & Pap Smears: 101 Medical Adventures to Open Your Heart & Mind. She is also coauthor of two award-winning anthologies: Goddess Shift: Women Leading for a Change with Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and other visionary women and Optimism: Cultivating the Magic Quality that Can Extend Your Lifespan, Boost Your Energy, and Make You Happy Now with Jimmy Carter, Steve Jobs and other world leaders. When not treating patients in her community clinic, Dr. Wible devotes her time to medical student and physician suicide prevention. Her articles on physician suicide have been picked up by major news outlets such as The Washington Post and her pioneering work on ideal medical care and physician suicide aired on a special 2014 primetime segment on America Tonight. Dr. Wible has been interviewed by CNN, ABC, CBS, and she is a frequent guest on NPR. An inspiring leader and educator of the next generation of physicians, Dr. Wible has been awarded the 2015 Women Leaders in Medicine Award from the American Medical Student Association. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS From assembly line medicine to ideal medical care. The surprising industry that hospitals are modeled after. The flaws of western medicine & getting back to real healing. Mind body spirit disintegration. Healing healthcare by educating medical school students on health and human skills for themselves and their patients. How the fear based medical model promotes abuse of medical students and doctors. The epidemic of physician suicide: 1 million Americans lose their doctors to suicide each year. Why doctors are afraid to seek help for fear of losing their licenses. How the medical profession destroys doctors. How Dr. Wible finds joy in educating people about physician suicide and saving lives. What kind of a society kills their own shamans? Loyalty & collaboration between patient and doctors. The solution: accessible, affordable health care outside of corporate. Why the healthcare industry needs to focus on disintermediation and break free from the current system. The mathematical formula that shows how high overhead is destroying your life. Ending the cycle of victimization. LINKS & RESOURCES Create Your Ideal Clinic Do Physician Health Programs Increase Physician Suicides? idealmedicalcare.org beahappydoctor.com Connect with Dr. Pamela Wible on Facebook & Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
32 minutes | 5 years ago
012: Functional Medicine - Dr. Christina Bergstrom
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Christina Bergstrom is a physician, teacher and mother with extensive training in Functional Medicine, Integrative Medicine, Nutrition and Acupuncture. She has been interested in nutrition and the body’s power to heal itself since childhood and has been studying how to assist the body in creating optimal health ever since.Her functional medicine journey began years ago when she studied biochemistry during her undergraduate years at Harvard University. She began to understand and appreciate the complexity of the body’s chemistry, but felt the need to help people more directly than she could as a researcher. She worked with Dr. Brian Berman, a physician and alternative medicine researcher for the NIH, and learned about the role that acupuncture and alternative medicine can take within a conventional medicine setting.Inspired by the brilliant minds around her with the same interest in creating true health, she decided to study medicine to use the best of science along with her desire to connect with and help people.During her medical school training at Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans she maintained her dedication to educating herself about natural health. She studied several forms of meditation, developed presentations on nutrition and in her fourth year of medical school she completed the Helms Medical Acupuncture Course in addition to her conventional medicine training. When she graduated from medical school Dr. Bergstrom chose to specialize in family medicine, because it seemed most consistent with her desire to teach people how to prevent and proactively treat disease. She completed her family medicine residency at Providence Milwaukie Hospital in Oregon.Dr. Bergstrom stayed in the Portland area and practiced family medicine with PeaceHealth Medical Group in Vancouver, Washington. She used natural medicine, acupuncture and lifestyle changes to help her patients. She had two lively children, and her desire to educate herself and others about optimizing health became even stronger as she learned about the profound effects of nutrition and environment on pediatric health.Even though she already had extensive training in integrative medicine, one of her real “ah-ha!”moments occurred during her first functional medicine conference. At this conference she heard thought leaders in the functional medicine movement talk about fully understanding prevention, finding the underlying cause of illness rather than simply treating symptoms, and using the most up to date knowledge about biochemistry, labs and medications. Dr. Bergstrom believes that this is what all MDs went to medical school for, but were never taught and has since felt that functional medicine is her hobby and her passion as well as her career. She continued her integrative medicine education and studied the Institute for Functional Medicine curriculum. Since then, she has become a passionate educator who enjoys showing people that they have the ability to heal themselves once they have the right tools and the right information. She has developed programs to help everyone reclaim their health and enjoys witnessing the amazing benefits that people receive when they take charge of their health armed with the right information. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Transitioning from conventional to functional medicine. On average it takes 17 years for doctors to adopt the latest medical research. Why more doctors are starting their own practices to offer patients the best health care. What visit length has to do with quality of care. Functional Medicine practitioners are energized by their job and engaged with their patients. Dr. DeFrancesco’s pet peeve: “It’s just because you’re getting older.” The happy side effects of natural medicine. Giving patients the information they need to heal themselves. Busting medical myths and educating patients. What your genes have to do with your health and why it’s not like the movie Gattaca. Medicine and epigenetics. Why lifelong medications don’t have to be your reality. Offering patients an opportunity for real change. You have the power to determine the future of your health. Take one step today to figure out how you’re going to do that. LINKS & RESOURCES Functional Forum Northwest Functional Medicine Connect with Dr. Christina Bergstrom on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
65 minutes | 5 years ago
011: Botanical Medicine - Dr. Eric Yarnell
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Eric Yarnell, ND, RH(AHG) graduated from Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) in 1996, after which he completed a two-year residency with master herbalist and physician Silena Heron, RN, ND in Sedona, AZ. Dr. Yarnell served as chair of the department of botanical medicine at Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM; Tempe, AZ) where he also taught gastroenterology, urology/men's health, and pulmonology/sleep medicine. He has served as senior and associate editor of the Journal of Naturopathic Medicine. He has been in private practice or supervising students since 1997. He is chief medical officer at Northwest Naturopathic Urology. He is a founding member and current president of the Botanical Medicine Academy (Seattle, WA), a specialty board for practitioners who use herbs. Currently Dr. Yarnell is associate professor in the botanical medicine department at Bastyr University and adjunct faculty at SCNM. He is a co-founder and chief financial/operations office of Healing Mountain Publishing, Inc., a publisher of natural medicine textbooks for students and practitioners. He is also president of Heron Botanicals, Inc. an herbal pharmacy providing hand-crafted, whole plant extracts exclusively to health care providers. Dr. Yarnell is author of numerous texts and articles including Natural Approach to Gastroenterology 2nd ed, the forthcoming Natural Approach to Urology and Men's Health 2nd ed, and Natural Approach to Nephrology (all by Healing Mountain Publishing). He is co-author of Clinical Botanical Medicine 2nd ed (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.) and the A-Z Guide to Drug-Herb-Vitamin Interactions (Prima Publishing). He is a contributing author for The Textbook of Natural Medicine 4th ed and Principles and Practice of Phytotherapy: Modern Herbal Medicine 2nd ed. He has lectured widely. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Why there’s no such thing as an herb for X symptom or an herb you can use instead of a drug. Formulating botanical medicines vs using off the shelf products. Taste is part of the medicine. Energetic vs physiological effects of botanicals. How to dose botanical medicines appropriately. Understanding a patient’s constitution and how it influences correct formulation. Misconceptions about commonly known herbs. Using medicines native to your region. Supporting the sustainability of botanical medicines. LINKS & RESOURCES Herb, Nutrient, and Drug Interactions Heron Botanicals Alternative & Complementary Therapies Journal Journal of Restorative Medicine Sylvan Institue of Botanical Medicine Dr. Yarnell’s Northwest Naturopathic Urology Dr. Yarnell’s Students & Doctors Site Connect with Dr. Eric Yarnell on Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
74 minutes | 6 years ago
010: Allergies & Autoimmune Disease - Dr. Erica Zelfand
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Erica Zelfand is an integrative family physician, medical writer, teacher, and co-founder of Natura Integrative Medicine in Beaverton, Oregon. Dr. Zelfand provides primary care to both children and adults, with special interests in pediatrics, endocrinology, autoimmune conditions, and digestive health. Dr. Zelfand's patients and students alike appreciate her straight-shootin' attitude, upbeat personality, and commitment to educate, inspire, and empower. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Timeline of Immunology: 1986 – Th1 vs Th2 model of T helper cell function (Timothy Mosmann) T Cell 101 Th1 - fighting off a bacteria or virus. Th2 - fighting off a parasite or having an allergic reaction - releases histamine and causes itching and swelling. Th3 - tolerance, lack of an allergic reaction. Th17 - increased with stress, sugar, and autoimmunity. Our Th1 response (for fighting bacteria and viruses) matures after 12 months of age. Is hyper-sanitation and increased vaccination before 12 months training the immune system to be Th2 dominant resulting in an increased incident of allergies, asthma, and autoimmune disease? Why getting a fever is a good thing. How being raised in barn supercharged my immune system. Kids with pets tend to have fewer allergies. Kids with allergies tend to have the highest level of sanitation in their homes. How Dr. Zelfand monitors and treats high fevers without suppressing the immune system. Fevers increase antiviral and anticancer immune cells. How un-necessary C-sections are compromising children’s immune health. Breastfeeding and probiotics decrease risk of allergies by promoting the Th1 pathway. The microbiome (the bugs in your body) & the immune system. Dr. Zelfand’s approach to treating dysbiosis. Why leaky gut is a precursor to immune dysregulation including autoimmune disease and allergies. Up to 60-80% of kids with eczema have an underlying food sensitivity. How Americans are doing everything right to cultivate leaky gut. The precautionary principles and GMOs. Gluten, zonulin, leaky gut, molecular mimicry, and autoimmune disease. Celiac Disease effects 1/100 people and can develop any time in life. Dairy intolerance is associated with eczema and cow’s milk is associated with increased incidence of Type 1 Diabetes in children. Polarizing health topics and multifactorial causes of illness. Children absorb more toxins than adults. Any vaccine given before age 1 drives Th2 (allergic) response. Moving from a well child visit one size fits all vaccination schedule to an individualized biologically appropriate vaccination schedule. Why the rotavirus is the most unnecessary vaccine for infants in developed countries and its scary side effects. How to optimize your immune function to avoid allergies, sensitivities, and autoimmune disease. LINKS & RESOURCES An Epidemic of Absence Prenatal farm exposure is related to the expression of receptors of the innate immunity and to atopic sensitization in school-age children. La Leche League Episode 005: Celiac Disease & Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity - Dr. Lisa Shaver Delayed administration of the first dose of DPT of more than 2 months from the recommended 2-month period was associated with a reduced risk of childhood asthma by 50%. Connect with Dr. Erica Zelfand on Facebook & Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
48 minutes | 6 years ago
009: Wellness Advocacy & Marketing - Keirsten Lindholm
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Keirsten Lindholm is a talent digital reach strategist offering a strong sense of alternative medicine centric marketing expertise. Her understanding of supporting doctors who spin a lot of plates is innate from previously being a chronic pain patient who had to learn about the industry in order to fully heal. Before returning to school to finish the necessary education in graphic, website, and social media campaign design, she was an expert support staff member for a high volume chiropractic clinic and was used to wearing five hats in a lean staff team model. These days, she focuses on leveraging technology for growth hacking the health & wellness industry. This entails translating what bigger marketing budget companies are discovering into the right bite size pieces for independent wellness clinics. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS How Keirsten leveraged her healing experience into a new career. From doctor talks and health fairs to digital strategy. Challenges in finding the right doctors when you’re struggling with your health. Why practitioners aren’t usually good at marketing and how that’s hurting the people who need their help. Is your website too ego centric and not communicating to potential patients clearly? Keirsten’s website design & copy advice. Keirsten’s wish for the future of medicine and the ability of holistic care. Being appropriately pissed at the health care system and getting in table flipping mode to demand a change. Websites & social media strategy. Leveraging the internet to educate the public. LINKS & RESOURCES Lime Tree Advocacy Connect with Keirsten Lindholm on Facebook & Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
42 minutes | 6 years ago
008: Endobiogenic Medicine - Dr. Kamyar Hedayat
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Kamyar M. Hedayat, MD is the president of the American Society of Endobiogenic Medicine and Integrative Medicine, and medical director of Full Spectrum Health Center: An Endobiogeny Medical Center. Originally trained in pediatric intensive care medicine at Stanford University, Dr. Hedayat’s early career focused on pediatric medical ethics. Dr. Hedayat was director of integrative medicine and pediatric intensive care where he created the first holistic pediatric intensive care unit in 2005. In 2007 he started his training with Dr. Jean-Claude Lapraz in Endobiogeny. Currently he trains doctors in the United States and Europe, is actively engaged in research on Endobiogeny, and is in clinical practice. Dr. Hedayat is married with four children and spends his free time with them in the woods, learning new stuff, or writing poetry. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Endobiogenic Medicine: as systematic and scientific method of practicing a deep level of holistic medicine while telling the story of the interconnectedness of all life forms. Moving beyond functional levels of standard lab testing to using the relationship between biomarkers to find the root cause of imbalance and illness. How hormones manage biology, tissue, and organ function. A deeper level of understanding why a patient is sick allows practitioners to individualize treatment and get better results. How a school of fish can teach us a better system of medicine. The endocrine system coordinates and manages all the other systems in the body including itself. Why Dr. Hedayat doesn’t measure blood hormone levels and what he tests instead to understand the endocrine system effect on health and disease. Making patients the center of the visit. Using common blood tests to practice advanced medicine. Relationships are what it’s all about and celebrating interdependence day. The womb of life is the bone marrow. Dr. Hedayat on botanical medicine, “A living system needs a living treatment. A complex system needs a complex treatment. The body is a complex living system and plants are really the only thing that are intelligent enough to work at the level of the intelligence of the body." Plant compounds work on groups of compounds in the body, making them a very efficient medicine. “There’s no alternative to good medicine. So there’s really no such thing as alternative medicine.” - Dr. Hedayat The joy of holistic practice. LABS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE Complete Blood Count with White Blood Cell and Platelet Differential Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Osteocalcin Alkaline Phosphatase Bone Isoenzymes Lactic Acid Dehydrogenase Creatine Kinase Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) LINKS & RESOURCES American Society of Endobiogenic Medicine and Integrative Medicine Connect with Dr. Kamyar Hedayat at the Full Spectrum Health Center. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
57 minutes | 6 years ago
007: The Smarter Way Back to Health - The Health Geeks
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. ENTER TO WIN A COPY OF PRACTICAL PALEO Subscribe & Leave us a review in iTunes before midnight on Friday July 3rd. Email us your iTunes user name or a screen shot of your review at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be chosen and notified by email next Monday. Dr. Paul Nottoli DC Dr. Paul Nottoli is an Integrative Diagnosis Provider, which is a comprehensive functional and orthopedic assessment to ensure a proper diagnosis and to make sure you get the correct treatment. He is certified on all levels and continues his training every day with online content and in person multiple times per year. This makes Dr. Nottoli an expert in sports and soft-tissue injuries. His mission is to restore function and eliminate your pain by providing a better assessment, an accurate diagnosis, and precise treatment. Brian Musial LAc Having been a science student at the time of his injury, Brian made a convenient detour and focused his aptitude and his talents in the direction of alternative medicine at the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. After graduating with honors, he became board certified at NCCAOM and belongs to the Illinois Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (ILAAOM), and is also national acupuncture detoxification association (N.A.D.A) certified. Brian has logged many hours of experience with various clinics specializing from women's health issues to muscle and joint pain. The possibilities are endless with what acupuncture can do for your body and mind. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS Improving the quality of internet health information with practitioner approved education. The synergistic qualities of chiropractic care, acupuncture, and functional medicine to improve patient outcomes. The Health Geek’s Free Back to Basics Health Guide: 7 Principles that Beat Any Diet, Cleanse, or Pill. Practicing Functional Medicine and accessing organic foods in the midwest. Education and communicating effectively when you’re a health geek. Why you want a doctor who’s a health geek and keeping up on the latest research and treatment options. Working with athletes in chiropractic medicine. Insurance free clinics and removing obstacles to getting the care you need. The link between stress and fertility problems + treating infertility with acupuncture. The power of education and becoming a leader in your own community. Why it’s important for practitioners to podcast. Walking the talk and modeling healthy practices for patients. LINKS & RESOURCES Dr. Paul Nottoli DC - Vitality Chiropractic Center in Aurora, IL. Brian Musial LAc - Acupuncture Inc in Naperville, IL. Health Geeks first video & latest video. Connect with Health Geeks on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
98 minutes | 6 years ago
006: The True History of Medicine - Dr. Rick Kirschner
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Rick Kirschner is a Naturopathic Doctor, motivational speaker, and communications skills trainer who delivers artful programs on business, relationships, and life. Through his company The Art of Change, Dr. Kirschner helps his audience find the personal motivation and learn the needed skills to do the important work today for creating a better tomorrow. Dr. Kirschner is an accomplished author of several audio programs and books, including the international best seller Dealing With People You Can't Stand: How To Bring Out The Best In People At Their Worst. In addition, Dr. Kirschner is an expert in the history of medicine and continues to write, lecture, and advocate to turn sick care back into health care. SHOW HIGHLIGHTS The True History of Medicine: From Health Care to Sick Care How did sick care become the dominant form of medicine in the United States? The major players behind the narrative of what constitutes health care. The story you probably know about the history of medicine, isn’t even close to the truth. Prescription drugs are the #4 killer of Americans. Iatrogenic disease (disease caused by medical intervention) is the #3 killer of Americans. “The care people are receiving doesn’t care that much about them, but it definitely cares about the drug industry’s bottom line.” - Dr. Kirschner. The sick care culture of our current medical model isn’t new. The divide between health care and sick care began in ancient Greece. How the Greek Gods Asclepius and Hygeia represent the idea that our environment is hostile vs nourishing and how this has played out throughout history. How did natural medicine end up so marginalized? In 1905-1914 a dramatic shift in America was created by the American Medical Association to outnumber competing forms of medicine such as botanical medicine, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy. Concerns about medical freedom and that began in the early 1800s. Is the conventional model aimed at maintaining sickness or restoring health? “Disease is not caused by a lack of drugs. It’s not a drug deficiency” - Dr. Kirschner Our system is focused on treating patients with patented products. Censorship around nutritional medicine in our country. and why there’s not as much money to be made by producing natural medicines as patented pharmaceuticals. The history of naturopathic medicine. The most popular form of medicine in the early 1900s was natural medicine, which was used to avoid the asclepian medicine of the time - bloodletting, leeches, and poisons. Homeopathy, botanical medicine, and the eclectic physicians. The major historical influences of natural and naturopathic medicine. The founder of naturopathic medicine, Dr. Benedict Lust and his wife and partner in creating the naturopathic movement Louisa Strable. There were 20 naturopathic schools in the United States by 1920. Today there are 6. People believe that the AMA brought scientific discipline to medicine. But actually, it was the Rockefeller empire that took control of medicine. Science and Quacks as branding tactics. You rarely get a balanced view of medical topics in the news, only the story that benefits the publication’s advertisers. Our hope to have all the best medical options widely available in the future to create the best medical system. The Flexner Report of 1910 and how it changed medicine forever. John D Rockefeller, monopolists, and focusing medicine on efficiency instead of the best medicine. How the internet is changing medicine and the beginning of the new popular health movement. “The increasing lack of confidence and the infallibility of modern medicine will eventually make itself felt to such an extent that the person on the street will turn upon these self constituted oppressors and not only demand, but force a change. I may not be here to witness this revolution, but I believe with all my soul that it is coming. Yes the future of naturopathy is indeed bright, it merely requires that each and every true naturopath carry on to the best of his and her abilities.” - Benedict Lust, 1945 LINKS & RESOURCES The Lloyd Library Museum NCNM Press books on the history of natural medicine. Connect with Dr. Rick Kirschner on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
64 minutes | 6 years ago
005: Celiac Disease & Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity - Dr. Lisa Shaver
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Lisa Shaver is a Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, and co-founder of The Everyday Wellness Clinic in downtown Portland, Oregon. In addition, Dr. Shaver is an adjunct professor at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and the branch manager for the Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland. Dr. Shaver is an expert in treating chronic lifestyle diseases such as non-celiac gluten-sensitivity and Celiac disease, digestive disorders, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, and Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She also has a special interest in conditions as varied as autoimmune conditions, hormone and thyroid imbalances, mental and emotional imbalances. Show Highlights Why many doctors still believe Celiac Disease is rare. The difference between Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. You can’t diagnose Celiac Disease vs Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity by symptoms alone. The old vs the new clinical picture of Celiac Disease and why neurological symptoms (including anxiety, depression, brain fog, memory issues, dementia, tremors, and neurological skin sensations) are the most common signs of Celiac Disease NOT digestive problems. Chronically low ferritin (iron stores) or elevated liver enzymes can be Anger or rage can be a symptom of Celiac Disease. If you have the gene associated with Celiac Disease and negative antibody tests repeat testing is warranted, because Celiac Disease can manifest at any age from infancy to late adulthood. How to properly diagnose Celiac Disease and why you need to test for Celiac Disease BEFORE going gluten free. How to find out if Celiac Disease is a possibility for you when you’ve already gone gluten free and don’t want to go back. What labs to run and how to prepare for Celiac Disease Screening. The problem with going gluten free without getting tested for Celiac Disease. Increased risk factors for those with untreated Celiac Disease including colon cancer, thyroid cancer, osteoporosis. The link between Celiac Disease and other autoimmune diseases. An early sign of Celiac Disease can be short stature due to lack of nutrient uptake. Treatment of Celiac Disease and Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity is the same, but there are advantages to having a Celiac Disease Diagnosis - including insurance coverage for repeat lab tests and endoscopy; Hidden sources of gluten including natural flavorings, caramel coloring, and mint toothpicks! Maintaining a gluten free home or gluten free kitchen set. Gluten isn’t the only problem with wheat. A research study that found 100% of subjects without Celiac Disease had increased intestinal permeability when exposed to gluten. Why gluten free beer from "gluten removed" beer isn’t actually safe for people with Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity. Why a gluten free diet should focus on vegetables, fruits, and meats NOT gluten free products that are lacking nutrients and potentially harming digestive integrity. The intrigue and drama in the gluten free pharmaceutical industry. The increased risk of morbidity with gluten exposure for those with Celiac Disease. Treating Celiac Disease: it’s more than going gluten free. How to heal the damage done to the digestive tract. How Celiac Disease has an effect on every body system. You don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on gluten free products. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store and eat the least processed foods possible to heal your gut and get the nutrients you need. If you're diagnosed with Celiac Disease keep track of all the gluten free products and kitchen replacements necessary for a gluten free home - you can claim some of the costs on your taxes as a medical necessity. Celiac Disease Screening Blood Test *Must be eating 1-4 pieces of bread or equivalent per day for 1-2 months to avoid the risk of a false negative test. Total IgA Deamidated Gliadin Peptide IgA Deamidated Gliadin Peptide IgG Tissue Transglutaminase IgA Tissue Transglutaminase IgG Celiac Disease Gene Tests HLA-DQB2 and HLA-DQB8 Confirming Celiac Disease After a Positive Screening Blood Test Continue eating gluten. Referral to a Gastroenterologist for Endoscopy with Biopsy. Minimum of 6 Biopsies: (2 Duodenal Bulb, 4 Duodenum Biopsies, 2 via Jejunal Push). Savvy Gastroenterologists will do a Jejunal Push, which increases the accuracy of Celiac Disease diagnosis by 50%. Should be interpreted by the pathologist with a MARSH score to determine the level of damage. Links & Resources Dr. Alessio Fasano Gluten Intolerance Group of Portland Gluten Intolerance Group of North America Grain Damaged Blog Connect with Dr. Lisa Shaver on Facebook. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
43 minutes | 6 years ago
004: Optimal Health for New Moms - Dr. Jolene Brighten
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Jolene Brighten is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, wife, mother, and entrepreneur located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Brighten specializes in women’s health, from fertility to postpartum care, adrenal and thyroid support, autoimmune conditions, and digestive disorders. In her family-oriented practice, Dr. Brighten thrives on navigating the space between conventional and alternative medicine, all while working with patients to help them achieve optimum balance, health, and happiness. Show Highlights Postpartum Care: how to take care of mom in the year after childbirth and beyond. Why feeling tired isn’t just a normal part of being a new mom and needs to be investigated. Viewing childbirth as an intense athletic event and caring for moms appropriately. Creating a postpartum care plan as part of your prenatal and birth plan. Solutions for fatigue, decreased milk production, and irritability. Holistic Pelvic Care: Rehab for the pelvic bowl myofascia on a physical and energetic level. Why kegel exercises aren’t always the best approach for healing pelvic issues. How postpartum depression can be caused by thyroid problems and when to get your thyroid levels checked. Dr. Brighten loves coffee! And her message to you about why she wants you to enjoy it instead of depend on it. Feeding the adrenals with B-vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C, gelatin, and bone broth. Finding the support you need to thrive. Why your #1 job in the first two weeks postpartum is to lay in bed and cuddle your baby. Labs Dr. Brighten runs for her postpartum patients. What to do about hair loss and anxiety postpartum. Labs Discussed in This Episode Complete Blood Count Ferritin MTHFR Testing Comprehensive Thyroid Panel: TSH, Free T3, Free T4, Total T3, Total T4, Reverse T3, Anti-TG (Thyroglobulin), Anti-TPO (Thyroperoxidase). Adrenal Stress Index Test Vitamin D HgbA1c Folate Magnesium Links & Resources Great Lakes Gelatin Dr. Brighten’s free resources: Taking Control of Your Postpartum Hormonal Health and Natural Remedies for 5 Common Childhood Ailments. Connect with Dr. Jolene Brighten on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
57 minutes | 6 years ago
003: Organizing Community to Accelerate the Evolution of Medicine - James Maskell
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. James Maskell has been looking for levers to create significant positive change in healthcare for a decade. Following education in healthcare economics, James has played a part in building a number of successful businesses in the integrative medicine space. James has lectured to audiences of physicians on three continents, including four years on faculty of “Heal Thy Practice”, Integrative Health Symposium and George Washington University’s Metabolic Medicine Institute. James has been featured on platforms as diverse as TEDMED, Huffpost Live, TEDx and more, as well as writing for blogs like Huffington Post, KevinMD, thedoctorblog and MindBodyGreen. He sees a unique aperture to help fuse the massive potential of digital health and functional approaches to accelerate the evolution of medicine. James is also a co-founder of The Functional Forum, the world’s largest integrative medicine conference. On the first Monday of every month, this new concept in practitioner education, “medutainment”, brings together the latest health news, functional medicine research, practice development and health technology in an upbeat, entertaining way. Show Highlights James talks about how he turned frustration with the flaws in the medical system into action to accelerate the mainstream availability of functional and integrative medicine. How James started The Functional Forum as a meetup group in New York, NY and leveraged technology to grow it into an international movement that reaches more than 9,000 health professionals monthly. James tells us his vision for where integrative medicine is going in the next 10 years. What is a micropractice? And why is it so important for doctors to create their own practice? Changing medicine from a reactive practice to a proactive practice. Why positioning to make sense the end user is important in natural medicine and why functional medicine is getting so much attention. Leveraging the synergy between technology and medicine to reach more doctors and patients. Why getting Naturopathic Doctors and Functional Medicine Practitioners to the forefront is the only sustainable path for America. Participating in your own health to to accelerate the evolution of medicine and why the doctor is no longer the hero in the journey. Finding ways to get data on yourself. Four key areas of health: diet, stress, detoxification, the microbiome, and finding a provider to kick in the placebo effect. How James is like a good alexander microbe in his ability to organize excite community into action (see Dr. Leo Galland’s lecture in May’s Functional Forum: Community in Medicine to get in on the joke). Look for The Evolution of Medicine Summit Part II: Healthcare From Scratch September 21-28th. What studying the microbiome teaches us. Organize your community and find or start a Functional Forum Meetup in your town. "Take initiative. The thing about initiative is that it can’t be given, it has to be taken.” - James Maskell Links & Resources The Functional Forum & Functional Forum YouTube Channel The PDX Functional Forum Meetup (Every Dr. Jeff Gladd Connect with James Maskell on Facebook & Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
37 minutes | 6 years ago
002: Connecting Consumers with the Health Professionals They Need to Maximize Their Health - Dr. Meghan Walker
Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. Dr. Meghan Walker is a naturopathic doctor, speaker, serial entrepreneur and mother. Dr. Walker is the CEO and Co-founder of Bright Almond, an online navigator that connects consumers to licensed and regulated complementary health practitioners. In addition, Dr. Walker maintains a part-time private boutique practice in Toronto’s downtown core and has created a line of high-end neutraceuticals under her own brand. Dr. Walker maintains private practice, caters to executives, entrepreneurs, and inspired individuals looking to maximize the health of their body and brain. She is immensely passionate about establishing the foundations for effective living and supporting brain health through healing traditions grounded in functional medicine. Show Highlights How Bright Almond can help you find a complementary health professional near you, even if you’re not sure what type of practitioner you’re looking for. Transitioning from running a big clinic to creating ways people can access natural health tools on a broader scale. Educating the public about their options for health care and how to help people improve their health on the spectrum of readiness. How Naturopathic Medicine fits into the medical system in Canada compared to the United States. Dr. Walker’s wish list for improving naturopathic licensure in Canada. How people misunderstand the meaning natural medicine and why there’s no competition between conventional and natural medicine. How natural medicine can change the world. Living life proactively instead of reactively. Links & Resources Learn more about Dr. Meghan Walker at www.meghanwalker.com. Find a practitioner near you or list your practice on Bright Almond. Connect with Dr. Meghan Walker on Facebook & Twitter If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe, leave us a review on iTunes, and share the show with your friends, colleagues, and your doctor. You can also connect with us on thrivingforceradio.com for more episodes as well as show notes, freebies, articles, and more so you can learn how to fuel your thriving force.
47 minutes | 6 years ago
001: Creating Health and Innovating the Medical System With Natural Medicine - Dr. Sara DeFrancesco
Welcome to Thriving Force Radio! Get the full show notes at thrivingforceradio.com. About your host, Dr. Sara DeFrancesco Dr. Sara DeFrancesco is the founder and lead physician at Thriving Force Natural Medicine. As a board certified Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Chinese Herbalist, she’s trained in both the science of modern medicine (in other words, what your average MD is qualified in) as well as the groundbreaking art of advanced natural medicine which emphasizes the importance of resolving illness by treating the root cause. From therapeutic nutrition to musculoskeletal alignment, botanical medicine and acupuncture, Dr. DeFrancesco employs a refreshingly new (and proven) approach to what creates health, how to make a diagnosis and treatment plan based on the real underpinnings of the issue, and the driving principles behind medicine that gets results. About today’s co-host, Mallory Leone Mallory Leone is a holistic Nutrition Consultant trained in the biochemical systems of the body. She uses an education-based coaching style that teaches people to incorporate whole foods nutrition and holistic lifestyle changes into their already busy lives. Mallory sees clients one on one and works closely with licensed medical practitioners as a go-to diet coach for prescribed diets. She’ll be accepting new clients this fall. Show Highlights What people think natural medicine is and what it really is. Why natural medicine is based in science. Why old age is not a diagnosis and if you’ve been told “there’s nothing we can do and you’ll just have to live with it” there are more options for you in the new medical paradigm. Disease centered medicine vs patient centered medicine. How natural medicine provides more health care options. Why conventional medicine is more appropriate for acute and emergency health care, while natural medicine is more equipped to deal with treating chronic illnesses. Becoming a leader in your community by taking your health into your hands. How our healthcare crisis is holding us back from solving global problems. Treating the cause instead of symptoms, re-establishing the foundations for health, and optimizing function. What does wellness really mean? How advanced health can improve your quality of life. Full spectrum medical care and being ready to participate in your health. Trends in medicine and how functional medicine is bridging the gap between conventional and natural medicine. A brief introduction to Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. The future of individualized medicine. How you can learn more about bringing naturopathic and functional medicine into your practice through The Functional Forum. Links & Resources Dr. Jolene Brighten - Oakland, CA The Cultured Caveman - Portland, OR Dr. Mark Davis - Portland, OR The Functional Forum The Institute of Functional Medicine The Center for Functional Medicine at The Cleveland Clinic The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians The National College of Natural Medicine Connect with Dr. Sara DeFrancesco on Facebook & Twitter Connect with Mallory Leone on Facebook & Twitter
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