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"dr todd" Discussed on Self Made Man
"dr todd" Discussed on Self Made Man
"If you've ever suffered from any kind of chronic illness or if you know somebody who has this episode could change your life or there's our bodies are under assault on a daily basis. We are eating dead and processed foods that are high toxins and low in nutrients were being exposed to toxic chemicals preservatives pesticides enough radiation and heavy metals that are in our air our water supply and what we eat. All of this is putting an unprecedented amount of pressure on our immune systems. Autoimmune diseases are skyrocketing right now and as a result there are entire niches and the food industry that are popping up with products designed for the growing number of people who simply can't eat foods with wheat. Dairy are nuts in the many more because they cause an immune response in their body in addition to that. It's estimated that over sixty million. Americans are dealing with some form of chronic parasitic infection. Right now here today. So as this toxin load increases our immune system's ability to handle that burden decreases which opens the door to illness like chronic fatigue. Lime disease toxic mold and parasites. So can you do about it. How can you detox your body and strengthen your immune system which is obviously needed now more than ever today. We are joined by dr todd. Watts who is the founder of microbial formulas. And he is going to tell you how this is not about a juice cleanse or the basics that you've heard about detox that we've all seen and read about hundreds of times before online. Dr watts is going to walk you through the bodies actual detox pathways and mechanisms. How they work and he's going to teach you how you can give your immune system support. It needs right now and into the future. This episode is super geeky. Super nerdy goes into a level of detail. That i haven't really had the privilege or have been exposed to before so i learned a ton and i think you are going to as well. I'm a huge fan of microbes formulas products. That's how i reached out in found dr watts. So if this is an area of your life that you could use supporting or helping definitely get ready to take some notes and please help me. Welcome dr todd watts. Dr todd watts. Thank you for joining us on the show today. how are you doing. I'm doing great. Thanks for having me on. You bet this is obviously a subject that is near and dear to my heart. My audiences might even be a little bit tired of me talking about it at this point. But what's really interesting. Is that more. And more of my friends. And people in my personal circle are having to deal with health issues around toxic mold and and other biotoxins to friends in austin have two houses in the last two months alone because of toxic mold and this is really becoming a pandemic throughout specifically the southern united states and michael. Here's to help generate some awareness around what's happening why it's happening and how it is affecting people's health you're one of the founders of microbe formulas dot com. Y'all are really on the cutting edge of products that are helping support people who are going through health challenges like myself in this area on the customer of y'all so i'm super excited to have you on the show but i'd love to start with your personal story and your personal background if you wouldn't mind sharing that with us so my background started. My personal health journey started back. When i was twenty eight i got obscene barbarous and with that at getting over that after about what is what is.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"You're really stressing the bones that are going to be the biggest thing Optimizing their rice drank training lifting. Fam's and also exercise like that. You just really need to push your bones and at the same time. You're building the muscles young. Then you're also helping with balance so it's not so much that when you fall because you know everybody falls if you want to have the muscles and the reflex time to be able to catch yourself so that you don't necessarily breaks on us right so really important to have the muscle mass and the The the is true of core. Strengthening exercises are so important. People have just so low stability as they get older and they lose their balance and yup. That's an important point. And then also optimizing vitamin d levels and we actually will do some Genetics relate to that. And interestingly there are some gene variations are related to the vitamin d receptors so people who have a genetic variations of the vitamin d receptors need higher levels in quote unquote normal. So if you look at the range of normal vitamin d standard laboratories about thirty to one hundred. And if you're at thirty to your doctor will say. Oh you're fine. You have enough vitamin d. Well guess what if you have a problem with the polymorphism relate to the vitamin d receptor. You need to have the ibm higher end. You may be up to about eighty to one hundred in order to have that the beneficial effect a threat so we really focus on exercise in strain training folks on vitamin d levels. We also do a lot with diet right because you want to eliminate the bone dissolving things in your life and your lifestyle and your diet and you want to add the bone building thing. So what are the bone dissolving things. We want to help get rid of in to talk about a little bit. But yeah well l. x. amounts of protein and also up you have Acidic urine you can actually be more susceptible to More or less peeing out your bones so decreasing The those things. Which is our process die will cause to be more acidic exactly and then the green leafy vegetables are very good and then you know things like sardines which are great because they have natural The sardines are one of my favorite foods. Because guess what they've got great protein. They have great to make threes. And they have great calcium in his highly absorbable calcium. Want to actually help your bones eat sardines herrings sardines macro. That's when i'm in for lunch. Mavin can macro with the bones in better as apple. That's a lot of the populations who lived on. Islands would give their calcium. They'd eat the fish bones. Yeah yeah so so. Getting rid of things like alcohol. Caffeine excess- saw excess protein Too much sugar. All the sodas the junk food. The food add is that so important and then adding in all the foods that are going to build your bone like sardines herring or mackerel but also the the greens. I mean where where to cows get their calcium from graph right so you can actually get more calcium more abnormal calcium from things like tahini which is sesame seed says amec's that's probably the highest source. Chia seeds have more calcium per serving than a milk Plus omega threes than fiber all the dark green leafy vegetables that you mentioned the vitamin k is also in these green leafy vegetables. See you you'll mega three faster really important which can get those from the sardines in the fatty fish. So a lot of food bone building foods. Absolutely the other thing. Which i we talked about earlier is a measure. This is an interesting thing in preparing for. This talk is looking at women who are post menopausal. And there's an interesting a finding. And i i sort of stumbled upon this when i had a patient who had severe osteoporosis. And i did testing on our did serum testing of her moans and it turns out that When you're low in your Hormone levels Whether it be testosterone or estrogen. Use your body's tutoring land starts making efforts h. l. h. which are follicle stimulating hormones or loot as hormones and it turns out that the higher you have of s h f h levels in a post menopausal woman the higher your osteo classic activity so In women It's important only measure the hormones but measured the patou itary hormones because lowering the episode h level can be one of the tools that you can help to prevent worsening osteoporosis. That's incredible so so. We really take a comprehensive approach of diet lifestyle stress reduction and then we use very specific nutritional supplements to help absolutely so. What are the things that you know. You obviously hear calcium but there's just so much more than just calcium when it comes to ostia process also the key things. We mentioned vitamin d. And and also trace minerals. Things like making sure you have sufficient amounts of zinc copper magnesium manganese There's also Some evidence that Boron can be helpful. Silicon can be helpful in overall of a complex multi-mineral. Yes and you want the vitamin k to anyone. The vitamin d. n. magnesium too. Yep and i don't give you too much calcium hundred milligrams. Most dot diet is the best way to get your calcium. And don't eat drink your milk. It's just a bunch of hooey I wrote. I wrote an article you know based on those got milk as a got milk. Ads were Actually funded in part by our government by usda and dairy council. They weren't science base and the ftc. Which is the federal fc which is a communications going to trade commission actually ruled that they were not scientific and had to be removed from all the air. And that's don't see them anymore. Well because they were like there's no proof that it builds better bones. There's no proof as answered as that. It's making this is the opposite opposite. Yeah so i wrote an article called got proof and there's no so i think check out that milk and health article by dr regan. Dr willett we so citing. If you are looking at wanting to live to be one hundred twenty. Like i am then. It's important that you know what your bone density is because you don't want to end up having everything be healthy but you have thin bones and then you fall and then end up in a disastrous situation. And it's hard to get ahead of the game. But i i have some cases that are pretty made. It had this one woman who is seven years. All came in with pretty significant osteoporosis. We did all the things we said and she got into vigorous yoga. This this lady was seven bigger. Show got every day like five six days a week. She came back without any drugs and then just not lose bone but she gained ten percent while in her bone mass. Which which sounds like nothing. But it's a lot. You'd rarely see those changes. Yeah like you see a couple of percent yes with these drugs but you see ten percent. That's massive so when you take a comprehensive functional medicine approach you really can can increase your bone density. You can prevent further bone loss and as a side effect. You're going to get healthier all the way around absolutely absolutely one other. This clinical pearl. I learned this mark In in seeing patients is we oftentimes do Testing for heavy metals and it turns out that nowadays we don't have as much exposure but lead actually gets stored in bones and there are cases where i've tested for heavy metals in women who are postmenopausal. Yes what happens if the lead is coming out of their bones massively in their started. Getting problems related to lead toxicity from osteoporosis. Access that most doctors including functional not. I did notice that. I paid attention really. I remember the study. I read once where they the to move some old church in europe and they had to dig up this grave yard and there was three hundred years old and when they dug up all these bones they three bury them they actually ran through decks machines to see their bone density and then they compared them to modern day humans and and they looked at lead levels as well obviously the bunker far more dense but the lead levels or three hundred percent higher in modern humans than those who were from three hundred years ago while and and so it's everywhere like we had leaded gas leaded paint. It's in our food. I mean if you if you have a garden in a city in your reporting the soil. You're you probably had coal-burning in that city in the soles contaminated lead it doesn't go away So i think. I think we. We often miss these really subtle things in patience. Ns beauty about functional medicine. That you really address these things comprehensively. And i think if you'd have suffered from osteoporosis bone loss you really wanna comprehensive you. You know. we're here to help you. At the ultra wellness center were lenox massachusetts. But we do virtual consultations now telemedicine ultra wellness center dot com..
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"He's one of the smartest dues on the planet and functional medicine teaches all over the place and is just such a brilliant mind and we get to go deep into your bones today. We're going to get into your bone so todd. Welcome the doctors pharmacy again. Thank you mark. All right. So us he prosise. This is kind of a big deal. Yeah it's one of those invisible killers that people kinda ignore about his cancer diabetes dementia. We're all scared of that. But osteoperosis actually kills a lot of people silent killer. Yeah so how common is this problem. It's very common because it's it's under diagnosed And and this is a condition. Where what i would say is that you want to preempt the you want to diagnose the condition which is us you mentioned osteopor- so us japan stands for Is latin for a bone poverty So before you develop osteoporosis. Which is a technical definition. When measure on indexes. Can you gotta have a t score. You know a greater than negative two point five. That's a standard definition of we. Measure it s right. It's a statistical in terms of your bones compared to the normal a healthy population and pro says When you have that you're much higher. Risk for Fractures the bone so a lot of times older people when they fall. They'll break a hip if you break a hip. You're an album much higher. Chance of dying in that first year after hip fracture because of complications related to the hip fracture so uh gio paralysis is a condition. That you don't wanna have you gotta preempt it. You want to teach the horse out of the barn. By the time i mean. It's it's really the thing that oftens killing people. Because if you're old and frail you fall you break your hip and with a blood clot and you get pneumonia. And it's it's really a killer. Life expectancy a year after a hip fracture is dismal. It's like worse than cancer. It's like fifty percent. Life expectancy joke. And you know there's about ten million americans. How older americans that have osteoperosis forty three. That have osteopor- lomax. That's like fifty. Three million americans who are headed for disaster. And it's one of those things that most doctors don't check they don't really think about until the horse is out of the barn and you've already broken a half where you're already got osteopor- osteoporosis. Anaerobic can start early. So why are we seeing. This incredible rate of osteoporosis. Because you know we as a society drink so much. Milk has so much calcium. We should or toll the take calcium but what is going on. Why are we seeing these incredible rates of us. You'll be well that you bring up a really good point. Which is that most most patients and most doctors think. oh i just need more calcium russia process. I need to drink more milk for osteoporosis. And i'll never forget when i was in my primary care practice. I had a patient who is an older woman who had severe caifa. So she was had the hunchback and guess what her yes which he did for living. She was a farmer and her family have very very farm and she guess what. She drank every day of her life and she had the most severe case of osteoporosis. Ever seen workouts have good for her. Exactly right. And i think as i mentioned earlier or is that for every two hundred grams of milk that you drink you have a nine percent increase. Risk for osteoporosis. Okay so every glass of milk that you have you. Increase your risk of osteoporosis. By nine percent. Yeah of a fracture is a fracture though. Yeah i mean this is. This is incredible. Incredible the check out this brilliant article in the new england journal medicine. You can just go on line and google. It's called milk. Health by dr david ludwig and walter willett and it really is one of the most well researched profound analysis of all the data on milk. And whether or not there's any data to support its health benefits and i do believe it's nature's perfect food but only if you're a calf for humans and animals it seems to cause a lot of issues including us your process so it doesn't decrease actress. So what does that. The cause of osteoperosis what are the. What are the real causes in. Our society of osteoporosis. Why are we seeing these high rates because it seems like a design flaw a why. Why are we seeing such high rates of osteoporosis. In this population. I mean there's there's the risk factors trusttheprocess. Obviously as you get older you will. You will lose some bone mass. And that's part of the aging process in. I always want to look at the risk factor so women are more prone towards is it or is. Is it what we do. While we're remaining inflammation is. Is it what we do our aging that makes us aid faster and actually. It's inflammation implement. Chronic inflammation is one of the big things is tied in with Osteoporosis and There's a term called inflammation so as you age. Your body can develop more inflammation so chronic low grade inflammation patients who have colitis patients have rheumatoid. Arthritis are at higher risk for osteoporosis. P patients have heart right. yeah absolutely had fully. So there's there's this phenomenon where we're seeing at high rates of osteoporosis. And as i as i dug into one of the things we had to do a kanye ranch as we had to give lectures three or four times a week and one lectures. I was on osteoporosis. I got really smart about it. And we also a kenya of preventive screening and we do a lot of dexia scans decks ganay a special machine. That is a low dose ex rates like flying across from new york ta that amount of radiation. You get when you find a plane very low dose and it looks at the bone density so you can see on this very low dose x ray whether or not you have thin bones or strong bones and where they're weaker where they're thin and so we treat a lot of patients but i need these lectures. I started looking. Why are we seeing such high rates in this society and we came up with so many different factors are diet. We know that sugar.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Body can develop more inflammation so chronic low grade inflammation patients who have colitis patients. Rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risk for osteoporosis. Hey everyone it's dr mark. What if today's episode sponsors is butcher box. I love his company because they make eating high quality meat and seafood accessible affordable and most importantly really delicious talk about high quality animal protein that means caring for the lies of the animals and the livelihoods of farmers also reducing our impact on the environment and climate and also feeding our bodies real food for optimal health. This is the huge caveat of eating meat and seafood. it has to be clean to be a beneficial part of our diet. But your box delivers one. Hundred percent grass fed grass finished beef and wild caught salmon right to my door. They have different package and frequency options available. So you can order the best combination for you and your family without any penalty if you decide to cancel and shipping is always free. The meat and seafood. I get from butcher box way. Better than what. I find in the grocery store for a quick weeknight meal. This time of year. I love grilling up. Some of their wild caught salmon and throwing it together with some aruba. Lots of basil ambassador vinegar side spaghetti squash. If you sign up for butcher box today you get two pounds of wild. Caught alaskan salmon free in your first box. Just go to butcher. Box dot com for its pharmacy. That's butcher box dot com forward slash pharmacy f. a. r. m. y. And you'll get two pounds. A wild caught salmon for free. But you're box sticks a strict fishing and handling practices. When it comes to wild caught sustainably harvested seafood. So you can feel good knowing your eating the highest quality salmon available. I hope you'll take advantage of this great offer. I know you're gonna love butcher box much as i do right now. More than ever. We need a strong immune system. And that is why offering my eight part sleep masterclass free to my entire community if you wanna get access to my free course and reclaim your sleep. Go to dr hyman dot com forward slash sleep and sign up today free. That's dr hyman dot com forward slash sleep.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Hyman that's pharmacy within. Ffa place for conversations that matter. Have you ever ever had a headache. You better listen up especially if if you had a migraine because today we're having a special episode of doctors pharmacy called housecall with my colleague and friend. Dr todd lupien here at the ultra wellness center lenox massachusetts and we see so much migraines. Todd has been a colleague of mine for over twenty five years. Worked with me can rancho now. The ultra want to center for ten years. And we've just been a four front of this movement of functional medicine. And i would say migraines are among the worst condition that people can suffer from from a functional medicine perspective. They're probably the easiest things to treat when you say doctor levin absolutely yeah exactly so how. How do we think about this condition. Traditional medicine what what is the normal approach to diagnose the treatment and what's wrong with it. The interesting thing is when i look back i can remember when i was practicing mainstream medicine. I always looked at migraine migraine patients and there were so many different things that were offered by mainstream medicine for migraines and it sort of made me question. there's no such thing as one migraine. There's so many different flavors of migrant You can have a patient who has up periodic migraines you can have someone who's got menstrual migraines so to me that was telling me that migraines there's a lot of pathways to developing what we call eighty migraine or another. They also vascular headache. And i found. It really is an interesting approach to snow that each individual their presentation for migrant new injury thing is i would never treat to marine patients the same because they all have different features. So that's that speaks to a very central idea and functional. Medicine was which is this. Just because you know the name of your disease. It doesn't mean you know what's wrong with you. You have a migraine that just describes people who have a certain type of headache with certain types of symptoms like light sensitivity noise senstitivity maybe on one side maybe visual aura. Symptoms nausea vomiting. These are just the typical things. Okay you have a migraine. And then there's then we divide the classical migraine and this migrant and they're all just different ways of describing the kind of migraine but none of them tell you. The cause of functional medicine is about focusing on the cause. Which is what. You're talking about these different flavors. Twenty nine different factors that can drive a migraine and judicial medicine. Just use a one size. Fits all approach. Yeah so what does the typical approach to treating migrants. Well in mainstream. Medicine is really just basically a board of therapy. You know you might take a at Advil or aleve or an excedrin. You might take a trip tan. You might take a an opening imitrex. Imitrex imitrex exactly Or opioids and severe cases steroids in other cases. So it's basically treated aboard a therapy. Which is when you get an attack. You treat that attack and for people who get them more frequently It's about trying Preventive therapies and. They're all over the place i that was. I actually quite interesting. When i was looking at you know how do neurologist approach migraines headache neurology specialists. And they'd use everything they throw everything in there. They will throw in betablockers. They'll throw in calcium channel blogger to prevent migrants to prevent migrants exactly. So it's a so. The preventive role is really important. I think because when you look at someone who's suffering from migraines i mean people can lose a lot of work over over migraines militating. Oh it's absolutely in sometimes for some people. It might be two or three days or a whole week. that's lost. They're just like you know they got to stay in bed and turn the lights off and just you know. Wait till the whole a whole episode passes and and then other medications are using mainstream. Medicine are anti-seizure medication you know. It's a depressant seizure. Medications blood pressure medication. Calcite block all the stuff that the kind of throwing antidepressants tricyclic antidepressants. You name it. There's a way to actually figure it out. You sort of like. It's like spaghetti on the wall. He's talked to try this. Try that try. This and i can't tell you how many pages i've seen have been through the whole miller these medications and it might help a little. Might bo bo talks now. Using botulinum toxin paralyze the muscles in the back of the head right. Exactly yeah right so terrible condition. I've met people who had chronic daily migraines. Are you know twenty days a month and it's just so awful for people especially in women. Women are ten ten to have a little more. I think In general women. I probably see more women with migraines than as opposed to men and women also get menstrual migraines which is another sort of flavor of migraines which is another probably related to estrogen detoxification. So it really is. It's it's and it's actually. It's it's it really keeps me on my toes in functional medicine when i see migraine patient. Because it's not like oh here's your problem. Just do this and it's fine. I've got to like play detective. I've got to figure out. What are the factors that are driving that person's unique presentation of their mike. Is this absolutely right. Because what what. We do in traditional medicines. Okay you have this type of headache and ask these questions and makes these criteria for what a migraine headache as according to the neurological society criteria. But once. you make the diagnosis. There's no more thinking involved. It's like okay. Here's a cocktail of drugs. I get to pick from start with these. Try this try this and it's just like it's kind of a merry go round of drugs and often is is so difficult for people to get better because they're not asking the right questions sewn functional medicine. We don't just name and blame. Which is what our mentor. city. Baker talks name. It blaming payment. You name the disease as the oh you have a migraine. That's why your head hurts. That's why your head hurts. That's just a name of wire and we try to the drug instead of actually figuring out the cause so so let's talk a little bit from a functional perspective about what the causes are us get some cases because we've both seen so many cases he's one of the most satisfying things for me as a doctor to actually treat because it's so easy usually and people do so so well with simple approaches that route deal with the root causes. Yep absolutely yeah so what. Tell me what one of the things that you think. When you're coming to see these patients that could be driving the the migrants one of the things that i think is missed by a lot of mainstream doctors. Even polishes is to understand the role that might have andrea play in migraines so interestingly mighty congre with the powerhouse of the cell the they basically is where our when our body a consumes food we produce energy from that food in the form of atp and mighty andrea are not really tested by mainstream medicine. they are not. Well understood something that you learn about in medical school. And then you forget about it and the interesting thing is that people who have migraine also have a higher incidence of seizures And that's why to some degrees. Anti-seizure medication can actually have efficacy. In some patients who have migraines so..
Health officials warn of post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 case surge
"Across the nation. Today, Health experts are bracing for a post Thanksgiving surge in covert cases is comes while the United States anxiously awaits the process of getting newly finished covert vaccines approved for emergency use and rolled out America's top infectious disease specialist, Dr Anthony Fauci, tells ABC this week today that the health community is nearly certain Things are going to get worse before they get better. We likely will have an increase in cases as we get into the cold weeks of the winter, and as we approach The Christmas season. And as for those who did gather outside their homes for Turkey Day this year, Dr Todd Halloran of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth says people need to get tested. Best thing to do now is for anyone who's traveled and, you know cross bubbles. You want to go out. You want to get tested. We know that probably getting cereal tests is important as well because single test can sometimes lead to false negative result. Here in the Commonwealth. We're seeing no exception in the cove in 19 surge, state health officials reporting more than 2900 new cases of Cove it and 40 deaths in the last 24 hour count. Hospitalizations also won the on the rise, 1000 and 45. As of yesterday, 225 of those patients in ICU.
U.K. "challenge" trials will infect healthy volunteers with COVID-19
"China defending its giving of an experimental covert vaccine to thousands of people. It says number one lack of side effects so far and says it needs to protect itself from people returning through its borders. Three vaccines actually are being used UK is preparing for the first test that expose healthy people to call that 19 the so called human challenge trials as part of vaccine development. There are differing ethical views. As you can imagine. Dr. Todd Alan says he doesn't think it's a very good idea feel much more comfortable if we had a proven therapeutic that could keep healthy people out of the hospital. Without that I'm really personally challenged as to the ethics of this study will involve volunteers between 18 and 30, and the U. S. Is looking at the potential of doing it next year.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"It's like when when it sees the the the gram negative endotoxins says off a full steam ahead, we're going to like really try to counteract this, and that's where you get this real systemic inflammation i. mean that's essentially what you talked about sepsis. I mean that's when you get sepsis. You're getting a bacterial endotoxins in your bloodstream and then you get a full full sign storm. That's yeah, exactly. Yeah incredible. So we'll look at. Antibodies against gluten against things are related leaky got look at Cross reactions to other proteins that are in your food whether it's dairy or other grains which are really common. So what happens is a gluten often opens the door. Literally, the Leaky Gut, and then all the other food proteins leak in and your body starts react to those. You get an vicious cycle exactly. I'm getting rid of gluten and healing. The Gut can usually help reverse a lot of that but it's it's a big issue and also look at stool testing. Why are we looking at Poop for the skin? Exactly that's a good. That's a good point. So yeah. So the microbiome and there's is interesting because you know. What is a healthy microbiome more? That's that's what is what is call you by Osa? It varies it's a very interesting concept and what did we call despises what is a you know what is an unhealthy microbial? I. Often want to read a book called Paleo poop Paleolithic Right. Right what is the what is the indigenous microbiome says what are we actually had as we were exact golfing exactly how? Yeah. Absolutely. There's no autoimmune diseases. There's no psoriasis in hunter gatherer. Yeah. Autoimmune disease except that, right there's no. Yeah. To some degree, you know just like you know there's a there's a museum, not a museum, but it's a research into that actually has in. Cold storage all the seeds of the world. Yes. I think that we actually need a freeze. Good poop. Great. Maybe running. We need to go to the Amazon and find that Paleo poop. Exactly. Africa we need to go. Yes. That's true because we we really don't know even what the total healthy microbiome looks like and it can change very quickly your diet if you. To Go Paleo. So it's a very quickly on exactly and the and the and the thing about it is the the microbiome is a dynamic is not a static. Process is always changing and there are a variety of different companies out there that that do testing the test that I like an right now I think it probably the clinically most beneficial one is the map test because it does quantitative PR. It's a great test. It's not a perfect S. in there is no perfect. There really isn't. There's a lot of controversy over like what test there's. You know there's all different ones the volume on the. Canova you, gi yeah there's a whole bunch. There's a whole bunch of them out there and they all have their their role but I think the the quantitative pr which is very, very sensitive and the the key thing about that particular test is so sensitive will pick up a bacterial DNA, which may or may not be significantly oftentimes sometimes, you'll see like Ra right? Yeah. Are are are and pick up bacterial. DNA that that you know let's say you ate a hamburger is a little bit. You might have a little bit interro. HEMORRAHAGIC E-COLI and it may come up on the stool test setting you have an infection from it no high but I'd rather have a test showing me lots of data and then I can use my clinical judgment to say, okay what's what's going on here so and some people don't know how to really read the test in my opinion because they over read the tax. Original context. And I think that as time goes on the stool tests are gonNA. Get better. We're going to have more clinical utility of them. An and again, we're still we're just in the infancy stage of learning about the GUT microbiome. So we we do foods, Cincinnati testing, Luton testing, soil, testing, vitamin D, The other thing about is heavy metals and there's a subset of patients who have autoimmune disease. That have heavy metals because these compounds are toxic and they are immunotoxic at very low levels. So all you have to have a toxic load of this, but it may trigger immune response. Often I've helped patients looking at their heavy metal. Oh, so we do maybe challenged testing other approach. So now we've got the data we're looking at their gut we're looking at food vitamin D we're looking at maybe look at other factors. What what do we do for these patients? How do we start to treat these patients? What does the Functional Medicine Approach? What one of the key things I always ask my patients also is the component of stress. Not that stress causes riot stress causes autoimmune but stress affects the immune system affect everything else exactly. Yeah exactly. So I always a handle on how much stress do you are you having your life and also how is your sleep? Those those two things if you're not getting good sleep and if you're under stress that's like throwing gasoline on a fire Yup and you're not GonNa fix the issue until you address a Good Circadian Rhythm and you also address a person's stress and lifestyle. Those are those are key things too because. That's not going to cure your you know your autoimmune condition but I can't tell you the number of times and I've had a patient who had an autoimmune condition that was triggered by a very stressful event a divorce loss of job loss of a child you name it and stress alone 'cause leaky gut absolutely. Yes. Yeah. Going to healthy people exactly. Absolutely. Yes. Yeah. So you know as you said, you know you address Diet and you know the low hanging fruit are things like gluten dairy sugar. Grains. Dutiful. People rains option Paleo yeah. Yeah. I I I don't even Paleo Diet for people who have significant autoimmune conditions. The AIP died I think is probably the go. That's where you eliminate gluten. Sugar, grains. Dairy and Beans. Will elected electons are another thing that potentially can play a role in some individuals causing leaky gut on nuts and seeds and eggs even or taken out. Yeah. So if you're really an extreme situation, the idea isn't to be extremely restricted your whole life but to remove all the things that are potentially trigger for a short time see what happens if your skin clears up. And that's the exit the night shades. All those things he what happens yeah. The the point of elimination diet is not to eliminate all those foods for the rest of your life because a lot of people say why can't do that? Well, I tell them. Well, let's do it for like two months and let's see what happens and it's SORTA like you know cleaning the sleighs basically decreasing the. immuno-genetic load to the immune system via the got most of your union systems in the Gar-. So when you're eating these foods, it can trigger the immune system. It can feed the bacteria on the are eating the food, but the bacteria eating the food. So sausages eliminating the food, but it's also feeding the good microbiome with he keith of Polyphenols and fibres right We talked about that earlier about the Ackerman, an acronym you. Shake, if you will using polyphenyls to increase that and it's protective type of bacteria. So again in an eventually, you can then start adding in those who it's a one food that will never add in if somebody has a gluten sensitivity like that's it and. I tell them it's Kryptonite. Don't. Don't go don't go near us. Yeah. So we do that but then not just eliminating, but then we have to repair the GUT. So and how do we do that? Well. You repair the gut use can use food also gay can be very helpful bone broth with which is high in Collagen peptides. You can also use beauty rate is one of my favorite goto things. Nowadays,.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"We don't have a methodology to navigate to the cause of the problem and we have the ability to diagnose something based on what it looks like where it is in the body and pathology, and that's what we follow. So psoriasis is a diagnosis that tells you the name of what's wrong with you, but doesn't tell you the 'cause exact right and so you can have arises, but it could be four or. Five different things like gluten? Yeast. microbiome issue the strap, the heavy metals all kinds of issues. The people aren't vitamin D issues and medics genetics right. So so we have to really navigate for that particular person what the clauses and it's different for different people. I just show more case than I wanNA talk about how we work up the case. So this was a patient Casey. Mu At psoriatic arthritis yet. The. Same thing. Yeah, which means joints get destroyed. So such as the skin, but it's starting to affect the joints autoimmune issue and these drugs are inexpensive and she had all these other issues that she complained about. So she goes the dermatologist and he's like, okay, I'm GonNa Treat your thrice and sorry athritis and the rheumatologist gives you the rheumatology drunks but she also had terrible bloating and irritable bowel and reflux and she was on acid blockers and she was Struggling with bloating after eating and bacterial overgrowth, and she had depression and shed prediabetes and she was overweight and she was inflamed everywhere and she was depressed. She couldn't sleep. I was like she was a mess I and I'm like, okay. Well, what's going on? Well, her mother most bothersome symptoms this is terrible bloating after eating which we call seaboard bacterial overgrowth, you've talked about it on. The podcast century, the back bugs growing the small intestine and you eat food and then they ferment in and blows up and you get you feel like you have a food baby well treated her with an antibiotic to clear out the bad bugs I gave fungal. Declare out the and rebuilt her gut using what we call the five, our program functional medicine, which is gut restoration program. And I gave her basic multi vitamin vitamin D and fish oil not not a whole lot of stuff. probiotics. Healthy. and. She comes back six weeks later she's lost twenty five pounds or depression Scott. She's sleeping. She's got no more bachelor overgrowth. No more reflects no more heartburn. She's offered drugs she she didn't tell her to stop the biologic she was on for arthritis she stopped at her psoriasis gone or thrice was gone or make. Got Everything, was gone in six weeks and I'm like. It may sound like a miracle, but it's not a miracle is just using the right strategy in the right map to figure out what's wrong with the person and we do this over and over and functional medicine. So if you're out there suffering from the heartbreaker psoriasis or eggs, Amar acne all these skin conditions there systemic conditions that we have to think about the cost. So Todd, tell us how do we figure out and functional? Medicine. What the root causes, what of the tests that we do? How do we look at patients? Differently let's get into what we do to treat them Eso. Some of the testing that I like to use AW is looking at gluten sensitivity. As you mentioned before, a will do the testing where we check for the antibodies against gluten in the breakdown products of balloon. So glutinous big long protein proteins are made up of amino acids in Napa chopped up and the tests that we do which is the Cyrus testing in it looks at a whole bunch of different protein fragments of gluten gluten protein, and that shows antibodies to this. That's I. Think very, very valuable test. The one caveat is that if patients are on immunosuppressant medications are steroids, you may get a false negative test. Yeah. Or if they've been taking immunoglobulins, which is like for different disastrous, they can get false positives. Yeah. Yeah. That's true So that test is very helpful and then testing for intestinal permeability the tests that I got leaky got leaky leaky, gut. So in my explanation to patients, patients of what is leaky got his a very, very simple. Just imagine you have a screen door in your house and screen door. Let's the errand right but it keeps the mosquitos out. And you have leaky gut. Your screen door has holes in it and the -squitoes in coming. That's that's essentially leaky gut the best way to understand more complicated I, use a coffee got coffee filter. Let's in the copy, but not the grinds. The Essay might is they might, and so the leaky gut test is really good because what it does is it checks for the antibodies designing alliance was Aniela Nisus molecule issue facade did a whole bunch of research. Fantastic Harvard expert on. Harvest Celia in connection between Celia can all kinds of autoimmune conditions? So when your body? Has Leaky Gut it produces. One in overtime Zahn Ulan can cause antibody formation to the. So when you have antibodies design and tells you that over time you've had long. Got Leaky exactly. You can have transient leaky gut like every time anybody even if you don't have anybody who eats gluten will have transient he got. Nine levels will go up, but then they come down. But when you have antibodies to the the donyell, that's when you really know this more chronic kind of. And then the other and you don't have to have act by the exactly. So you could just have gluten sensitivity. Yes. This whole phenomenon, non Celia Gluten sensitivity out very real and his ex millions and millions of people linked to all sorts of conditions including a lot of autoimmune disease and it's a it's a spectrum illness because I've had patients who had no symptoms for the throughout their life and all of a sudden they developed full-blown Celia. You've seen that I'm sure of course, many times, and that's and that's probably related to. Yes. There's a genetic component yesterday's and exposure component is probably also relate to the microbiome microbiome is also tied in with Celia. Too. So it's it's really interesting and then the other part of the leaky gut test which I really like is checking for antibodies against the L. P. S. or like Papa sack rides these are the coatings of the gram negative bacteria in the gut. Bacterial, toxin exactly you get absorbed endotoxins, exactly make your immune system react you and your immune system does not like these things as well..
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"To this special episode of the Doctors Pharmacy Cau- housecall and I'm sitting down my colleagues at the ultra wellness center in Lenox. Massachusetts discussed some difficult medical conditions that have amazing solutions using functional medicine that you won't get going to your regular doctor. We're getting to the root causes things and today I'm sitting down with Dr Todd Pain who's been one of our featured guests on the doctors pharmacy talking about all sorts of conditions and has the second most popular podcast on the Doctors Pharmacy. I would say congratulations on that, which is no small. We've been working together for twenty five years maybe twenty something like tap. At, Kanye ranch for ten years and then here the ultra wellness center for over a decade Dr Filippini went to Dartmouth. Medical. School is Board Certified Internal Medicine and he certified in Functional Medicine Integrated Medicine and he's one of the smartest guys out there when it comes to understanding the body and how to heal it. I've learned so much from todd over the years as my colleague and friend and we are privileged to take really challenging cases. At the Ultra WanNA center today we're GonNa talk about psoriasis. So welcome, todd thank you. Thank you mark. Now this podcast is about things that matter and if you have psoriasis probably nothing matters more than figuring how to fix it because it's what they call the heartbreak of psoriasis and the reason is it's a miserable condition where you get thick scaly plaques and irritation on your skin, which is like crazy and scarring disfiguring and just a miserable disease. Traditional Medicine doesn't really have a lot of great treatments except ones that are extremely expensive and often come with very significant side effects. Exactly, so todd, what's the general view of? Psoriasis and traditional medicine. The.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
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Herd immunity to end coronavirus pandemic 'simply unethical,' WHO chief warns
"Warned against the idea that Herd immunity might be a realistic strategy is to stop the Corona virus pandemic, dismissing such proposals as simply unethical Never in the history ofthe public. ALS has herd immunity being used as a strategy. For responding to an outbreak. Let alone a pandemic. It's scientifically and ethically problematic. Dr. Todd Rose at a nom Gabrielle says, said Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not exposing them to it. It's a no go for
US extends ban on cruise ships through October
"The U. S ban on cruise ships through the end of October of amid Corona virus outbreaks on ships overseas infectious disease specialist and Dr Todd Ellen says cruise ships will need to make changes to prevent outbreaks early on in the pandemic. If cruise ships are going to be allowed to sail there need to be major infection prevention Recon. Figuration. So there's less passengers on board. There's more optimized ventilation. The passengers and the crew are masked as much as possible. Physical distancing remains important. And then there have to be a plan when crew or the passengers become infected, that they're able tto get off the ship. He says Typical conditions aboard cruise ships make them hot zones for infections. The
Seminole County issues face mask mandate
"Seminole County known as North Orlando is the neighboring county of Orange County, where a mask mandate is already in effect. Medical director Dr Todd Dusty. I called all the hospitals and I said, What are you seeing, and every single one unanimously said. We're seeing a big jump in cases and it's not just Slightly sick people were seeing really dictations. Four weeks ago, the county had one hospitalized Cove in 19 patient Now they have nearly 100. We could be really pushing the envelope here
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"And he had a lot of trust. We also had other thanksgiving mold exposure. Yeah, he had hit. He was working in in a building and they found out that he. Water, damage building unknown to him, and he had mold exposure which you've been. Experienced yourself in the bucket NAFTA. And they'll and we live in. A lot of people are in older buildings. You know and you know you might by the building. There's water damage. You don't even know what to their. I mean fifty percents. Buildings have water damage in America. That's a lot really. Well! As a lot, yeah, so he was actually he came to me and he was. He had the diagnosis of mold talks. In fact, he actually learned about this through the one of your podcast. You're talking with David Aspirin. Exactly, it was the moldy moldy. Guests so, that's how he sort of went down that road. He got treated. With a variety of different therapies, he got some. Igloo he got some ozone therapies and other. Interventions got about fifty percent better, and then within several months he went back to where he he was also again not. Sleeping much because he was. He was. Doing a lot of litigation stress, he wasn't sleeping well. The big thing that I see with patients with. Conditions like immune dysregulation is stress and. Sleep is probably the number one stressor, so people aren't getting a deep restorative sleep apnea that is stressed the immune system. And I was trying to emphasize that you. Can't. You know you can do that for like one or two days, but you can't do that on an ongoing basis. So, really really important. I always emphasize getting good deep restorative sleep with patients. So I emphasized that with him so when he came in, he also had a lot of digestive symptoms he was actually on. A whole bunch of inhale as he was on lake a Brio, spy riva ventilation. Injections flonase. For his sinuses Yeltsin had A. Very expensive like twenty thousand dollars a year tense, immune suppressing medication. Yeah, it wasn't better. A still wasn't better know exactly, and and that that actually worked stabilizing muscles, which you can actually naturally do, I actually can help high-dose. KARSTON can be very helpful for a cells age for covid. He's at exactly yeah yeah. So so we came in here I did a thorough workup on him and I did re-test them for mold, and he did have some will, but I I compared it to its previous laps, and it wasn't that bad, so empirically treated with some binders sort of help, but he had already moved out of the optimal Moldy building that out of the moldy environment and use these binders help. Get the mole toxins out of your system right because the might the Michael Toxins, they do tend to. Re circulate in the body, Interro Paddock recirculating, so they'll get reabsorbed by the body kind of binders us. In him I actually used very natural things I used. Clay Medically and I also use activated charcoal. That was pretty much it. These things that don't get absorbed that suck and suck all the bad stuff out. Oh, yeah, exactly and when you worked in merchant, right? We used to somebody overdose on drugs. We give them charcoal. Drink black charcoal. and every time they vomit. We've been there done that, yes, we. Right. Yeah, so so this guy. Had, also other stuff, right? He had issues. And so so. Unfortunately when he went to the the previous doctors who did help him out, they didn't go deep enough. They didn't sort of you know. Get all the pieces of the puzzle so. Did Not check them for gluten sensitivity, which would markedly was gluten sensitive, and also did the Cyrus testing on him for a gluten Cyrus for leaky gut in both of those were markedly positive tests that we use the ultra wellness center that are a little bit different than traditional food testing that looks at antibodies that aren't true. But. Their reactions that our immune system having against foods, and we can tell what you should and shouldn't eat based on this. What's causing immune response exactly exactly and then also did. Did Stool testing on them. Did the what I think is the state of the art. The the map test, which does quantitative PR for the DNA of bacteria, yeasts, viruses, parasites, and he had probably one of the worst cases of despair of ever seen imbalance. Yeah, IMBALANCE! Yeah, lot of lot lot of imbalances. I tell patients that everybody has you know hundreds of different kinds of bugs in their gut, and they're a little bit like weeds in the garden. No Garden does not have wheats. You just don't want to many weeds and the interesting thing about. The digestive track and bacteria is that there is a phenomenon which is known as quorum sensing. And quorum sensing means that when certain bacteria has reached a critical level, they start acting as as bad actors. An example of that is clustered him dipa seal so when patients get antibiotics, and they wipe out the good guys bacteria the CD. Basile, somehow another sense that there's not enough cops around take over the place, and they start producing toxins. Same thing happens in this. In this particular case, he had one of the highest levels of pseudomonas bacteria that I've ever seen, and we typically see that in patients with cystic fibrosis. So he had a bacterial despite now that organism other organisms. Gut Symptoms right Y- Yes. Dear, yes, exactly exactly very. A lot of mucus in that's in my opinion that mucus that sticky mucus is a biofilm. That's where the bacteria live. They live in that that biofilm layer and antibiotics are very difficult to penetrate that having a smooth log that just comes out clean. There may be some problems in their exactly. And also had east overgrowth, which was not unexpected while they antibiotics. He's had absolutely absolutely acid blocker. He was taking. He was on a Proton pumping opener. That's one of my. Bright hate I hate them I. They're. They're good and bad, they they. They can be helpful but I remember medical school talked about on the podcast. We were told they just came out and they were like. These are very powerful drugs. You don't want to go to any patient more than six weeks. Shutdowns acid production. It's risky long-term, and now everybody's on it. Through over the counter over the counter and for life, and the caused also destruction that God causes you to not absorbed your nutrients, it causes overgrowth of yeast changes the Ph leaky gut leaky gut I mean causes air we'll. PROSISE Yossri presence pneumonia. Should say. It's not. It's a great way to keep the business going..
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Which is a long long time? He graduated Harvard Medical. School he teaches all around the world. He's one of the smartest guys I know, and he's just an awesome physician and we get to talk about some really interesting cases today. Today we're GonNa talk about brain fog now. That's not something I learned about medical school. There was no class brain fog. There was no is CD ten diagnostic code brain fog, but it is a real thing that people experience and most doctors dismiss so in traditional medicine. We don't really have a way of thinking about it actually. Accept it is really really common, and when people have it, they noted as I've had it I'm sure you've had it and it's not a fun thing. You feel like you're walking through silly putty. You can't focus. You can't thank your brains all foggy, and it's very difficult to get through the day, and there's so many different causes of it, so talk to me in general about. Sort of skip the part where what traditional medicine does with brain fog? Because maybe they'll give you an angry press in. Maybe they'll i. don't know to. Ignore you, but what would what would be the major reasons that we're seeing this pandemic of brain, dysfunction and brain fog today, so brain fog is really a symptom like cough, so cough can be caused by a cold bronchitis pneumonia post, nasal drip asthma thing so you got to figure out what's driving it and there is no the ten code brain fog You know you might call it. You know altered mental status, but oftentimes it's story, and that's the really interesting thing and I've seen patience where they'll. Get brain fog when they're in a certain building. They'll get brain fog after they've had a certain meal. You know they'll. Certain foods may trigger brain fog. and. It is something that I. Think is intimately connected to the GUT. The. We'll talk about that at this particular case is gut. Fermentation is oftentimes they cause for brain fall like bugs fermenting the food. You're eating creating all snapchat. Yeah and I. I don't know I don't know if you've had patients who've had. This is a really interesting because I have patients come in, they say I feel like my gut is just like bloating fermenting and that's exactly what's happening, so there's there is a conditioner. Just recently had a patient who had auto brewery syndrome. Yeah, I've seen your own like beer factory. When you WanNa hear what what do you do you take sugar and you add yeast, and you can actually produce alcohol and I've had a couple of cases where it was missed. Actually not just the recent finances, not just east in the gut. That do this also clubs yellow bacteria. So both bacteria in yeast can actually produce these compounds which are toxins, all is a toxin us when you get drunk or toxic aided, and you'll actually produce alcohol and other toxins which affect your brain. Never really had that insight before you. That word intoxicated your toxic toxic. Toxic..
Dexamethasone Reduces Coronavirus Deaths, Scientists Say
"Scientists said today in an inexpensive steroid abuse appears to reduce the number of deaths from the corona virus after a trial in Britain involving thousands of patients doctors at the university of Oxford said the steroid dexamethasone reduced coronavirus deaths among patients on a ventilator or receiving oxygen this would be the first medication that is proven to have a survival benefit Dr Todd element itself your health your Boston said steroids generally quiet the immune system and reduce inflammation but risk leaving the body open to other infections this steroid appear to help those very sick with covert nineteen but did not help those whose cases were
WHO changes COVID-19 mask guidance
"New instructions on how to protect yourself from cover nineteen from the World Health Organization ABC news medical contributor and infectious disease physician Dr Todd Ellery explains about masks WH just recently on Friday changed its guidance and is now recommending that everyone go wild with masks especially if you're within six feet of someone and there's a potential for covert transmission now they also recommended how to use masks safely and hand hygiene is very important for that you want to make sure you wash your hands so you're not contaminating your mask when you take it on or take it off
"dr todd" Discussed on The Rich Eisen Show
"Break the law their job stuff? Hold the law, and you just don't believe that you know police officer would do something so reprehensible in spite of the fact that they may have done it. I think they call it cognitive dissonance. Home, but if you don't have that knowledge and education, if you have no empathy and unable to live other people's shoes at least vicariously then. Nothing ever changes because you only look added a certain way, so that's what I mean when I say educate yourself That's where it starts, and then from that you know recognized that we live in a society that. Is still very divided and their numerous of disadvantages and longstanding issues that consistently need addressing You know I think that's where we have to start even though it looks like. Maybe it's a bit late to be doing so right now, but that's really what it's about. Dr Todd Boyd the USC professor of Cinema. Media Studies race in popular culture as well right here on the rich Eisen show. What a sports! We're going on right now. What if sports were I mean we're seeing we're seeing statements. from from the biggest names in all of sports. But wh you know what if what if we actually if there was no covid nineteen and there'd be games tonight. What do you think I mean you know Of I think in some ways. Some of what we've seen transpiring the over the last week is directly due to the fact that people have been. You know cooped up in the house for the last few months a lot of this. Is Beyond. Politics or ideology? Restless I think which is. Kind of. Ironic. And funny. You know strange way but I think that's part of it So you know there's no covert and we've been watching sports for the last few months I mean like normal and You know who knows what the reaction is still be a strong reaction to these videos you know joggers getting killed by private citizens in Georgia, and you know police putting their next on individuals in Minneapolis and you know woman getting killed in Louisville etc. I mean those things would prompt a a response. Guess I. I guess I'm not to interrupt, but I guess I. Asked the question poorly. I guess lawyers things. We've seen so many times. Sports take the lead in this country on showing how people should act and react or right. We've in a perfect example that you know so many people to even think of quarantining. Yeah, let's let's shut down the economy until Rudy Gobert Utah Jazz tested positive for corona virus, and the Sports Leagues started shutting down in ways that we didn't get from leadership on the federal level. So I guess that would be the way. I'm framing the question I'm thinking I'm thinking though you know, and perhaps you remember this back in ninety two the riots following the Rodney, King verdict and NBA playoffs with going on. and it felt at that time as though the play offs took a back seat, the playoffs with secondary in that moment. I mean obviously sports play such a prominent role in our society and athletes are. Very visible I think it's sports not stopped where it's still going on you know people would be able to see athletes in what we might call their natural habitat. They wouldn't just be at home like we all are, but instead would be participating in their sports, and you know interviews and press conferences. It'd be a lot more dialogue and opportunities to. Participate in shaping the narrative I. Don't think athletes would control it. but I think certainly participate in in Enhancing the narrative way. You know not going on just because of the circumstances of Kovic so imagining that would be different way of thinking about how you particularly in age of social media when athletes are able to you, know, reach their followers directly I think you could imagine a different set of circumstances, but at the same time the magnitude of the events may very well have trumped athletics at least for a time, so did any of the statements from any of the players stand out to you where you thought that that was particularly profound or housing that the voice it came from. At all well I've noticed a at what what has caught my attention. Not, necessarily one or two statements or any statements that have been necessarily. profound, but I think has attracted. My attention is the volume of statements. There's been a large number of statements from. You know corporations institutions as well as individuals And in each of these, I've seen people who have commented on police. Brutality of you know African Americans being killed solidarity with black people, the tone and the sentiment, and the volume of them has You know caught my attention more so than any you know individual statements. It seems to be more pervasive throughout society I mean. If you go on instagram today, people are blacking out there page You know so I guess I feel like. This is a interesting. What's transpiring, but there's a lot of people who seem to be on the right side of this in larger numbers than maybe we've seen in the past. That's what's caught my attention more so than the substance of anybody statement so for Dr Todd Boyd here on the rich Eisen show, and many of my listeners and viewers may recognize the voice face also from the documentary, the last dance that was quite popular over a five week period on ESPN. and you know how about the fact that it's twenty. Twenty Jordan is putting out a statement on the subject that he is still. Considered one of the titans of our sports world and it is now all gosh almost two decades since he's. Up Dr Boyd Well. You know when you talk about Mike I mean you're talking about one of the? you know maybe two or three? Most popular athletes in American history So you know that's a very lofty status I think you know one of the things that came up on the last was. That conversation about you know Mike's refusal to or desire not to endorse Harvey began back in the early nineties running against Jesse Helms. you.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
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"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"You need him if you've been a noisy area yeah I use it when I travel a law classes. So there's a lot of a lot of ways to structure environment so that it's really good mixture. The temperatures right you just another clinical case. I had this older gentleman who had a whole bunch of different kinds of problems and had probably a little bit of Early Parkinson's milder slowing down. He's in his late seventies and he on his own was found out that when he turned the thermostat down from seventy degrees to sixty four degrees. He slept so much better. Yeah and again. That's the other thing is what what happens to animals. At nighttime there are actually out in nature. And guess what we're animals as true. We're actually designed to be out in nature and that that lowering of the temperature. Also I think is very very good for inducing sleep and I actually think this is my own sort of theories that when you take the warm bath and then you go to bed in colder environment that shift of the temperature ranch house we re. I just get very relaxed true. I mean the best sleep I had a years was. I was doing with my daughter last year in Utah in the middle of winter. And you're climbing up so exercising up hot. You're sleeping in an unheated hot in a sleeping bag. And it's like thirty degrees or anything but you got your hat on. You is love like a baby and I my wife and I had. This is a common debate. You know she asked me out a comedy skit about this how you go to bed and winter coat with a hat on and so we figured out the solution which is really cool. Being called the chilly pad. It's something you can buy which you put. It's filled with water. Water that goes through it and it cools is air conditioned water and I can have like sixty four on my bed and she can be like seventy five on the other side and like it's the best and I use that I sleep great because in New York when an apartment the radiator was on I couldn't control the temperature in the country opened the windows to cold. Yeah best invention ever with different size. You can like switch for the guys young so it's really important to get the temperature right. So there's all these really simple hacks and there's in the show notes with this podcast. It's going to be a articles that have a lot of these things in them. So I think it's really really important for people to to kind of think about how they optimize your sleep because.
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Yeah you're blind which is but exposure to light shortly after you get up is one of the things that helps to synchronize jobs at your circadian. Every morning my wife and I we we get up and we take the cats for walk around the yard. Yes our cats go for a walk. They're well trained Burmese cats and we literally walk around and get the sunlight and in twenty minutes out there just walking around the yard and it's just so nice to get that sunlight in the morning. Exactly Yeah and you WANNA do it. Relatively early within twenty thirty minutes of getting up and exposure to sunlight is very very helpful for synchronizing. Your body clocks so so. That's one reason that people having so many sleep issues and what other reasons people have sleep issues other than the light. Pollution sometimes can be medications. Medication side effects Some of the people who are taking the stimulants. So I'm tired so here. Your doctor gives you rid adderall. And then that is a stimulant and sort of keeping up excess amounts of overuse of caffeine or having caffeine too late in the day You know some people are very happy insensitive and you know they can't have any kind of tea or coffee most people in general. I'm going to say that you know if you have one or two cups of green tea coffee in. Its early in the day. It's not GonNa Affect Your sleep. The half life of coffee about six hours so in six hours half of its out in those hours a quarterback. I knew exactly exactly nothing afternoon. Exactly and most people. It's not going to affect them and alcohol. Alcohol is a big one in fact I had about tell you about a case so I had a patient who was eating late at night. That's another one another one another one in that. Actually I think also affects sleep. Also because when you're sleeping you don't want to be digesting. You Really WanNa be. Fasting state was going to interrupt your sleep and is fat examination storing instead of metabolism. That's right the sumo diet. That's how sumo's get fat. They eat and go to sleep. Let's try that was actually was actually a chapter in my book one of my first book. Ultra metabolism is called the sumo wrestler Diet. The the sumo's Have a recipe for knowing how to put weight on. Eat and go to sleep so and it was. It was a simple patient. Came into me and they were eating late at night. It was like eight eight anywhere between eight to ten o'clock at night and they were having a couple of glasses of wine which you know. That sounds okay well. It was a combination of eating late at night. And those two glasses of wine or alcoholic drinks and very commonly especially as you get older. Maybe after forty five fifty. You'll get what's called rebound insomnia so the alcohol relaxes you whatever but when it wears off the the brainwave wakes up and I I started experiences myself when they started turning forty five fifty and so. I'm very aware of it so any patient. You drink wine in the morning Israeli wine in the morning..
"dr todd" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"F. A. R. Mac Y. And welcomed special episode called call. And it's about sleep today and we are going to get deep into sleep. But we're not gonNA put you asleep and I'm here with my good friend colleague and partner at the Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox Massachusetts. Dr Toddler who I've known for decades. We worked together at Canyon Ranch over twenty five years ago and he's been involved with puncture medicine longer than I have. Which is a long time. I really respect him. He teaches all over. The world is one of the leading leaders in the space of functional medicine and welcome to the Doctors Pharmacy. Thank all right so this is called. Today is about sleep. Which is a big problem is I? I think we have epidemic problems. Yes we tell us. How prevalent is this? And what's going on with our sleep. It is you bring up a really good thing so you know most people and I ask questions I asked him. How do you feel do you know? Where's your energy level in the scale of one to ten? And do you wake up refreshed and a lot of people are not waking up. Refresh so I think what's happened is we're living. I'm refreshing my coffee. Yeah exactly and I'm actually GonNa talk about copy and how actually coffee works on interrupting that that thing. That triggers sleep which I'll get to get to later way. Are you going to take away my coffee time? No no I will not. I love my coffee teacups. This morning. It's illegal drugs that got me through medical school medical training but anyway I think what we have in modern society is a disruption of our sleep wake cycle so when you look I always I always like seventy percent of Americans have sleep issues absolutely. Yes so so we have into our bodies are natural sleep wake cycle and the natural sleep wake cycle is part of how we are as animals when you look at most animals. What happens at nighttime? The Sun goes down. What are they do they go to sleep? Do not under ipads. They're not on their. Iphones are not on the computer. Then on their television it'll light bulb and they're not right in the refrigerator right all the my cats around night looking for mice. They're not all right. Yeah Yeah So. I think that a in my opinion when my experiences artificial light at nighttime I think is a big. Is this sort of the elephant in the room and for people that have had sleep problems. One of the things that you can do that can help fix. That is to have a blue blocking lights. Glasses yeah I actually have them. I do too absolutely so when you look at the look goofy but you sleep right exactly. Yeah and it's it's actually in the medical literature and these led have a very high blue spectrum and blue light. Is that type of thing that sort of wakes your body up in it? Suppresses Melatonin Melatonin which we can measure we can measure that easily In patients the darkness. So one of the times when I'm seeing patients not only do I measure their sex hormones that are hormones but also measure their sleep hormone which is their melatonin night. Maybe at night so you actually you can check it in the morning and you can also check metabolites of Melatonin and your Melatonin levels. Tell you whether or not you're getting enough darkness so you can take Melatonin and as you get older our bodies produce less Melatonin but the thing that you can do to boost your melatonin is not expose yourself to light at night. Candles wrecked candles. That candles yeah locker glasses. Yeah yeah candles actually work. Well they do but the led's on screens and all you know all lights now. There are no more incandescent light so what what about the sort of sort of setting on the computer. Just it doesn't cut the mustard It's not as when you use the screen if you'll know they work because when you were the the real ones that really cut out ninety nine point nine percent of the blue light you tire by glasses on and my Bloomberg who I got from true dark and you dot com and you you put the glasses on and I watched my movie on my computer bed and kind of mess with my sleep a little bit but it was like fine. I had a great deep sleep. Yeah wow this is really mazing. Yeah I mean the whatever you're GONNA do computer whatever it's not. GonNa look normal but you will sleep a lot better and I do that myself and I actually. This is where it really hit me about the effect of light that was in New York City one weekend and I was giving a lecture and it was. It was a Friday night and I was lecturing the next day and I'm walking down. Just what do you do in New York? You Walk Down Broadway. So I'm walking on Broadway is about ten o'clock at night. I did it for a couple of hours like eleven. Twelve o'clock and you know the lights on Broadway like I could not sleep at night and that's where it really hit me all my God. This is obviously real real bright. Led lights but it was phenomenal. I just could not fall asleep. Well that Stacey that's incredible and that SORTA got me down that path of really understanding light. So light is a big problem. Light pollution light pollution. Late I mean there was a book years ago called lights out. Yeah which describes the advent of chronic disease and obesity with a Light Bulb. Yes and how that affects our sleep wake cycles picture. Circadian Rhythms X. Our hormones that affects our metabolism. Which is something. We don't think about exactly especially traditional medicine. We never learned about light exact. But now there's I mean and one of the best things that you can do and I try to do this as often as I can..
Dr. Todd McCarty and Dr. Justin Hovey from the Alabama College of Ostepathic Medicine discuss COVID 19
"I just heard each of you say is that until we have seen There still will be the potential for spread and yet We aren't going to see that by June I in some states talking about opening back up potentially that soon I guess my first question to each of you is. Is that too soon if we do it? Inappropriate staged steps and in two. Besides the vaccine. Are there any other technologies that are being developed right now that might allow us to better monitor the public at large for they have the disease or not? Well I think testing is going to be key to kind of reverse course where we are right now. We're going to have to have widespread testing. So if you have antibody testing net will allow to know that someone has been exposed or does have immunity. People who've been exposed may not have complete immunity to the virus. Either So it's GonNa have to be a combination in my mind of testing but you're gonNa have to socially distance. You're going to have to wear masks. You'RE GONNA have to take appropriate precautions. You just can't guarantee that if we're not passed the peak far enough and we reopened too. Soon we will go back through this all over again. A lot of people will die. Obviously we don't want the economy to fail and we don't want people to be out of work for long periods of time. We also need to protect life. Yeah I definitely agree with Justin. I think The conversation around reopening the economy in fashion is going to be carried on the back of where the question we're bask ourselves and how did we end up in position to begin with well? We had inadequate had access to testing Inadequate application of the testing that we had as well. And so there's GonNa be a second way it's inevitable people are gonNA get out is GonNa be interactions in the community and We'll see a rising cases again. It's a matter of how much and how well can. We detect them so we have to have an ability to have huge amounts of testing and repeated testing infrequent type thing and it has to be available all across the country and every community can't beat sort of isolated pockets that have better access than other parts of the country and I think the the rebuild In the reintroduction of society is going to be very very region dependent Yet and I think as much as we need to have kind of a background of of ability to test and identify we also have to make sure that became careful the new infection. That are still to come. Do we have we reestablish. The supply chain does PP to help protect healthcare workers when these patients do up in the hospital. Do we have treatment data around some of these investigational agents say okay? We'll these drugs will work. This can limit some of the morbidity and mortality when people do get infected. And if we can't say yes to these questions I'm a really really big skeptic that there's GonNa be a significant progress back towards a normal economy and I think a vaccine is the answer to getting back to a truly normal economy and are sort of way of life that we were used to. I think there's GonNa be a middle ground new normal that we're going to live on for quite some period of time while we wait for those things to happen. Some things were a little bit closer to having answers at the moment that we did two months ago. The whole nation learned a lot in the past couple of months but they're still far for war to learn in the coming weeks and months We have to be prepared for a lot of false dawns you know in the process to be very very slow we do. There's the two plus week lag time in any sort of intervention and seeing what kind of impact has instead of has to be very gradual very measured with very clear guidance on if this them that if you rise above a certain rate then you've got to walk it Back Down. GotTa happen quickly. This is not the new normal. But it's the now
Antibody research indicates coronavirus may be far more widespread than known
"And a new antibody study out of Stanford medicine painting an encouraging picture fifty to eighty fold more people in Santa Clara county California had covert nineteen antibodies than had been believed ABC medical contributor Dr Todd eller and explains what that means that's good news because that means that even though we think only seven hundred thousand people have had confirmed cases in the U. S. it's more like tens of millions of people so the mortality overall is much less than the four percent that we thank but as of this morning at least seven thirty seven thousand people in the U. S.
CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Wearing Cloth Face Coverings In Public
"New York the CDC now recommends people put on cloths face coverings when going outside as a corona virus precaution Dr Todd element ABC news medical contributor and director of infectious diseases at south shore health in women Massachusetts says it's not as good as a medical mask but cloth may be the next best thing they may prevent you from spreading virus to another person but they may not prevent you from acquiring the virus so still the social distancing the stay at home guidance is most important and don't forget to wash
White House estimates up to 250,000 may die from coronavirus
"Trump administration health advisors projecting U. S. pandemic deaths could range from one hundred thousand to two hundred forty thousand infectious disease specialist Dr Todd Halloran says there is still much we do not know we don't know how many people have mild infection we don't know how many people are a symptomatic that's really important to understand this virus in what the true mortality as U. S. desktop four thousand more than one thousand in New York
At War With No Ammo’: Doctors Say Shortage of Protective Gear Is Dire
"Has covert nineteen infections continue to skyrocket in the U. S. the protective equipment increasingly short supply for medical workers some hospitals are disinfecting respirator masks in order to re use them the number of confirmed cases that nearing twenty thousand in the U. S. with at least two hundred sixty deaths some studies show the disease is killing far more men than women infectious disease doctor and ABC news contributor Dr Todd Halloran warrants corona virus in addition isn't just a disease of the elderly the CDC just published a study that shows people between the ages of twenty and fifty roughly forty percent of those patients are hospitalized hospitals across New York state are bracing for the worst as public health officials report more than eight thousand cases have been diagnosed in that state with one New York City surgeon and making a desperate plea for help and supplies were from ABC's Diane Macedo New York pediatric surgeon Dr Cornelia Griggs is making a plea on social media she and her husband are both doctors with two small children desperate for supplies as they fight the outbreak what people are doing at hospitals green using masks that we would otherwise throw out after one Jesus and writing our names on it so that we can remember whose is whose and do you ration and concerns there was mass that we do have last and what we're doing in the meanwhile is using regular masks not and ninety five FEMA has now declared New York a major disaster meaning further emergency aid can be sent the death toll continues to rise at alarming rates in Spain and Italy Spain's count passing a thousand Italy's now passing four thousand A. B. C.'s Julia macfarlane has more from London a stock new milestone in the fight against corona virus Spain and Italy grappling with the new Ryzen cave at nineteen cases the number of new infections in each country soaring spay now seeing over twenty thousand cases I needed to leave the epicenter of the outbreak in Europe nearly fifty thousand diagnosed
Coronavirus cases approach 20,000 nationwide, most between the ages of 20 and 50
"A growing number of states ordering millions of Americans to stay home that as cases of the coronavirus rise faster than one health the system can handle nearly twenty thousand of tested positive across the country a CDC report says the people are between the ages of twenty and fifty who catch the virus mostly and nearly half of those wind up in the hospital infectious disease doctor at ABC news contributor Dr Todd element says that troubling statistic is a warning to younger people this isn't just a disease of the elderly and we have to make sure that our younger folks are taking the social distancing really
Candida auris: Drug-resistant fungus spreading through some healthcare facilities
"There is drug resistant yeast fungus out there called Candida or us that's making its way around the world. It can be deadly for those with compromised immune systems, and so far it has been resistant to the drugs that usually stop it. It seems to have resistance to certain classes of antifungal agents even before patients are treated with these agents that's important, but it also has the capacity to develop resistance, so it has natural resistance. And it also has the ability to gain resistance while you're treating with antifungal agents. That's a little scary. Dr Todd Eller in itself shore, health and Massachusetts says and other problem this bug doesn't go away this microbe candidate ores. Is resistant to the typical cleaning agents that hospital in healthcare facilities often use. So if we don't change the way, we clean rooms, then the Canada will hang out there potentially infect the next person that enters the room for what it's