Limbic System Retraining with Ashok Gupta

Ashok Gupta Limbic System Retraining

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview Ashok Gupta about his limbic system retraining program. Trauma of any kind can change the brain and nervous system in a way that prevents one from getting well. Many people never get well because they don’t address the underlying trauma that has triggered or contributed to their health challenges.

If you’ve tried eating right, exercising, sleeping well, taken the best supplements, and managed your stress, but you still aren’t feeling well, your brain and nervous system may be out of balance. The Gupta Program is designed to change the neuroplasticity of your brain and nervous system so you can heal and feel well again.

We discuss a new and exciting published paper that validates this method of limbic system retraining.

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Male Sexual Performance with Dr. Deb Matthew

Why Can't I Keep Up Anymore Deborah Matthew

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview Dr. Deb Matthew about her new book on male sexual health “Why Can’t I Keep Up Anymore?: A Guide to Regaining Energy, Focus, and Peak Physical & Sexual Performance for Men Over 40”. We discussed the causes of male sexual dysfunction, lab testing, causes of low testosterone, stress and cortisol levels, sex hormone binding globulin, testosterone replacement methods, how sleep affects hormones and much more.
This book isn’t just for men. If your male partner is showing signs of low testosterone then this book is a must-read with resources on how to find the right kind of doctor to get well.

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Heal Your Oral Microbiome

Heal Your Oral Microbiome

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview my friend and colleague Cass Nelson-Dooley, M.S. in a discussion on how to heal your oral microbiome. Cass recently published the book “Heal Your Oral Microbiome” and we discussed many important topics about this often overlooked health issue. We discussed what conditions may be connected to a dysbiotic oral microbiome, how oral microbiome dysbiosis affects your health, health sweeteners, strategies to heal the oral microbiome, testing, dental products and more. If you’re struggling with healing your gut or have a health issue that won’t resolve, your oral microbiome may be the missing link.

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How to Overcome Mold and Biotoxin Illness

How to Overcome Mold and Biotoxin Illness

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview dietician Tracey Long in a deep discussion about how to overcome mold and biotoxin illness. Tracey has firsthand experience with mold and biotoxin illness so she brings a unique and valuable perspective to this topic. We discussed Tracey’s personal journey with mold and biotoxin illness, how to test your home for mold, lab testing, associated conditions, symptoms, and management strategies to get well.

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Can the Paleo Diet Cause Iodine Deficiency?

Can the Paleo Diet Cause Iodine Deficiency

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The Paleo Diet is a popular diet that can work well for many chronic diseases, especially autoimmune diseases like Hashimoto’s disease. However, the Paleo Diet can be somewhat restrictive which can result in deficiencies if the dieter doesn’t carefully review their food and micronutrient intake. Iodine is one important micronutrient that may become depleted on a Paleo Diet. The Autoimmune Paleo Diet is an even more restrictive diet so the same deficiency may happen.

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Heal Your Gut with GI Meal Select

Heal Your Gut with GI Meal Select

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I would like to report on the new product GI Meal Select from Moss Nutrition. With the increasing prevalence of gut disorders, we need more strategies to help patients get well quickly and effectively. GI Meal Select has been carefully formulated to address many aspects of gut healing in an affordable and effective product.

GI Meal Select is designed to provide optimal nutrient sustenance so it can act as a stand-alone meal replacement. It is easy to digest, pleasant tasting, and reasonably priced. One of the issues with many meal replacement products is the carbohydrate and fat content which can cause gut issues like gas and bloating so this product has almost completely eliminated both.

It also contains no protein powder such as whey and pea which most people with gut issues can no longer tolerate. Instead, it uses the Reginator amino acid blend to maintain muscle mass and promote tissue repair.

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A Phased Approach to COVID-19: Prevention to Recovery

A Phased Approach to COVID-19 Prevention to Recovery

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview Dr. Sam Yanuck in a discussion about his latest paper on COVID-19, written with co-authors Drs. Joseph Pizzorno, ND, Helen Messier, MD, PhD, and Kara Fitzgerald, ND.  Their excellent paper outlines a phased approach to COVID-19 with specific strategies on prevention, management throughout the infection, and into the recovery period.  Dr. Yanuck has an erudite understanding of the immune system which you’ll find to be extremely useful in navigating this virus.

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Does Adrenal Fatigue Exist?

Does Adrenal Fatigue Exist

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Adrenal Fatigue” is a term used for many years by alternative medicine practitioners but does it exist? This is certainly a term that I have used for some time but not in the way that most practitioners use it. I will use terms at times that are widely searched for on the internet so that I can spread the science behind these terms but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I endorse the term or subscribe to the existence of a condition.

There are a few published papers that tackle this very issue that I’ll cover in this article on “adrenal fatigue”.

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How to Overcome Inflammatory Bowel Disease

How to Overcome Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview naturopathic physician Dr. Ilana Gurevich on overcoming inflammatory bowel disease.  We had a deep discussion about testing and treatment options for inflammatory bowel diseases including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.  We covered diagnostic testing, the pros and cons of stool test markers, probiotics, fiber, digestive enzymes and hydrochloric acid, gut healing nutrients, diets like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, helminths, and much more.  It was a pleasure to have Dr. Gurevich’s expertise on inflammatory bowel disease.

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Selenium, Vitamin D, Glutathione and COVID-19

Selenium, Vitamin D, and COVID-19

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In this episode of Functional Medicine Research, I interview a very distinguished guest, Ethan Taylor, PhD about his published research on selenium, glutathione, and COVID-19.  Dr. Taylor has a wealth of knowledge and research experience on pandemics, selenium, glutathione, vitamin D, viruses, antimicrobial drug resistance, and how human relationships with animals causes so many of our health problems and climate change.  I was extremely grateful to have someone like Dr. Taylor on the show to share his expertise.

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