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Advancing Cell Therapies Beyond Cancer
"Thanks for joining us as a pleasure to be here. We're gonna talk about regulatory t cell therapy and cinema bio therapeutics efforts to develop these for autoimmune and degenerative diseases perhaps we can start their. What are regulatory t cell. Therapy's and how do they work sure So this is a feel that has Really over the last two decades exploded in our understanding of the importance of these cells in controlling everything from allergy to organ transplant rejection to autoimmune diseases. In basically what to rags. Dr is a very small population of white blood cells largely circulating in the blood but also present in tissues and these cells have the capability and capacity to actually shutdown unwanted immune responses perhaps most Typically in patients that have a defect in these cells called apex patients They'll usually die within a year or two of massive autoimmune and allergic responses unless they get a bone marrow transplant from a mother or father that That gives back there to population so these cells are really essential to controlling tolerance in the immune system preventing immune cells from attacking and destroying self tissue. You see these. Potentially addressing large populations of people with autoimmune degenerative diseases potentially how big a market re talking about an. How effective are we today in treating these conditions. Yes certainly this is a very big bucket ranging everything from rheumatoid arthritis to multiple sclerosis type one diabetes and over eighty other autoimmune diseases Up through including degenerative diseases like ls potentially alzheimer's or even parkinson's disease and the reason is is that so many of these diseases are mediated by uncontrolled inflammation. People don't fully appreciate the fact that the immune system is playing an active role in a of of diseases outside of the more classic immune diseases so when you think about market potential it's almost impossible to To ferret out what the actual size will be in reality. of course These cells are gonna be used. I in diseases that are highly morbid and potentially a strong medical need either as disease class or as individuals and we hope to start out in diseases that are clearly a fall within that that rubric but ultimately one can imagine cell. Therapy's being a new pillar of medicine where you can think about them. In a variety of immunological settings where you wanna give a treatment once or a couple of times and then have a long-term living drug that will suppress unwanted inflammatory responses.
Best of 2020
"Lucky for me. Growing up in a family where i was. I'm the fourth generation. Also cillian yorkers luckily in new york. Everyone uses her hands. I mean just as such a part of who we are new yorkers. My mother actually went to school. You know she came out with a lot of experience. Is you know in the hearing community and You know my mother often would go to studio fifty four new york actually. She is big dancer. Used to go there all the time and is very very very good within reacting with hearing people so when we were kids of course my mom was very much sort of that bridge right. She kind of taught us how to you know work interact with young people. My my mom always really pushed on her to play on hearing leagues to play sports. And you know when of course we would always asked like. Why are we playing here kids. She's they at some point. You have to learn how to interact with them and now looking back that experience. I'm incredibly grateful for that. Gave me right. I never really felt a big difference between hearing people enough people. I really more or less felt that hearing people just spoken to language you know. They were kind of a foreigner arms kind of foreigner all of our raw close friends in the neighborhood role hearing so it really wasn't interesting experience. Certainly and that of course contributed to my experience on america's top model and now with my career in the industry ninety percent of the people that i work with live in the hearing world. So you know for the first twenty five years of my life. Things are very different but of course really impacted that. I'm so thankful you know. But i definitely wasn't sheltered by any means we'll sports that makes so much sense is a great idea especially because baseball has signs. What what sports did you play. Yeah absolutely absolutely To be honest with you. I played just about everything i could. You know baseball. There's actually a really interesting history. You know dating back to sign for strike were to ball or to all the different gestures and those were actually created years ago by deaf. Baseball players name was dummy hoy and he was the first baseball player who ever made it professional in the eighteen hundreds and when he got into the police he communicate with people and so they developed a essentially a system of hand signs or hand signals and the rest is history. Now we see that you know those hand signals have made it to all sorts of other sports how we communicate across fields and yet because of percent while i was i was reading the gala. That is where the football Huddle originated because folks were signing and needed for anybody listening that want anybody to be able to signing. And they didn't want people to see the signs right yet against playing against another football team. Obviously if you're communicating sign language across the football field you can see you know across the football field. You can see exactly what the other team is planning for. So that's where the huddle was invented. And you know i. I don't know why hearing people thought it was great idea but you know i guess they really love it now. You see it on. Tv every sunday right. I mean i get. I mean maybe it also just. Is that thing of you know feeling protective in lake. You're part of a group which again would be mood. Which makes so much sense. Why your mom would suggest that like it's it makes perfect sense and i also curious now that i'm like realizing 'cause i just had the we're listening. D do you interact with podcast you personally as a human to be honest with you. It's kind of another thing. So podcasts are typically just done through spoken english in with and with a lot of them. Dan provide transcripts which pretty extensive and occasionally. I'm happy to to pull it up and give it a read through but it's not the same experience as it would be. You know to listening to a conversation you know if there were podcast with you know say sign interpreting or something that i could essentially listen to you through my eyes. I think it'd be a lot more comfortable and i. I might even be a fan. But i think it anyway but you know honest with you. I don't have any favorite podcast. Really come to mind. That makes perfect sense. I mean i will say. I do not think it is a an art that is accessible like. I just don't think that it's something that folks are focused on making it accessible for for hurry appearing folks and i won't even say as a comic you know A lot of times. When i've provided in asl interpreter. Which i've done many times. It usually comes per request. Which again is something that like. I could continue to work on But it is it is the rise is on the deaf. Hard of hearing person to send me some random tweet or to get in touch through my management overbooking. The show and that has happened many times. But like one fucking bummer to have to constantly work to be accommodated right right. Definitely definitely you know. It's it's always a matter of reaching out but it's just so become part of a part of what it is you know. We oftentimes which wish accessibility just come to us. Yeah you know it's funny. I actually for Trump's large meetings and for his large rallies you know he he doesn't provide interpreters and so a group actually sued the white house and finally they are putting access and transcripts up live while lawsuit and that makes much sense to that that that it would be important. I mean to read what he's saying that specifically that person versus being able to see what he's saying comprehend what he's saying in a visual format like that is so it is so impactful. His presence is so impactful in a negative way. But it's it's part of stuff fidelity. You're absolutely right. you're absolutely right. Yeah i mean honestly he downplayed the whole thing right and continued to deprive millions and millions of americans. You know of their access to participate in the democratic system and to vote. I mean it's just while do you think there is there any is there anybody. Is there any art form were. Who's doing a good job with this. Is there anybody doing a good job. Making things accessible for you like just in general. Yeah i mean now that. I guess now that you're saying time like this feels like it would always be on you. You know like i just. I can't think of something. And i thought maybe you had that like magic. You're like this team. Yeah i mean it is definitely a constant. It's constantly constantly a lack of access But yeah. I can't think of anyone specifically while i mean i i will pursue for my partner is. She has an autoimmune disease that affects her energy level and affects her ability to get around show also and she can use some if she's walking sticks like as a as an aide but the particular ones that she uses their hiking sticks so i think it can look like i think it can look like stuff's going on right in the she also visit visually. She's one of those people who doesn't necessarily look like she's dealing with right and It's been really. I opening traveling with her that so much. A part of general community of disability is really just an invisible. Definitely
A New Type Of Multivitamin
"Hi sarah welcome to the show. Hi thank you for having me well. i'm kind of curious about your own background. So can you tell us more about that. And of course with jim is all about. Yeah so. John is hiring food first nutritional ecosystem to improve our human and planetary health. I'm so he believed food as medicine with that philosophy in mind were designing products that replace traditional supplements with real fruit bites made of whole foods plants in algiers. So we can get into more of that later but a little background on me. I've been long passionate about the food. Nutrition space. I studied this mortgage lens of policy sustainable development in college and then i went on to start my first company in a plant based Beverage space and i really had my own set of health experiences in my late twenties that brought me to realize just how broken our food system is dealing with commission metabolism that Digestive skin issues. You name it. And i always consider myself relatively healthy but it turns out better. Food system is just so depleted start of its nutrients today that we really do need to figure out how to fill the gaps in our diets in a more holistic way. when i turned to the supplement. i'll. I just found a lot of confusion a lot of dirty things a lot of things that did more harm than good. So that's what kinda brought me to building jen. I'm building this food. I on attritional solution so before we talk a bit more jim. I'm kind of curious. What do you think is wrong with on current nutrition general in the us. Yeah i love that question. I think so much how we look at our health and our food system is through the sort of reductionist lens. And so it's kind of addressing just parts of you not all of you and truly taking if you just look at our supplement. I'll today for instance a lot of it's just taking vitamin c. n. Driving that micronutrient straight into a capsule not including any of the other kind of health benefits that come from you eat real foods the bioactive compounds that enzymes antioxidants that really helped create a synergistic effects. Do a lot of good for your body and the way that we approach service supplements that same reductionist lens we eat. We have on our health in general even looking at our medical world right. A lot of our doctors today in their decade of medical schooling. They have one course on nutrition. So we're really just not approaching our health in a holistic way in one that takes our lifestyle into account as well. I think that that's a huge problem in in. Why we we just gotten more unhealthy over time. I mean even just looking at thirty years ago. One in four hundred people that often autoimmune disease today one in four you which is really crazy or one in twelve. Excuse me so. I think this just speaks to both the kind of decrease in our as a whole of the nutrients in our food system and also just the rise of These supplements and things that are working through this reductionist lens instead of building. Something that's more holistic and rooted in a more nutrient dense product. Right in. do believe that. There's no possibility for us anymore to will live without supplements. You think that's still something that that is necessary. And there's no warnings of that to get all of our nutritionist through our wreck vast lunch and dinner. Yeah that's a great question. I think you know it's sadly impossible to to get all of your nutrients from a well rounded diet in. I believe you know you should still shoot for a well-balanced diet but that's what happened to me in in my own story that you know just looking at an apple today doesn't have the same tree power due to our soil soils being depleted and whatnot. So we do have to figure out how to supplement our diet in get those nutrients that i think the way that our supplements have been set up. Today is one that isn't built holistically to put in play. And so that's what we're seeking to do. I think that the definition of supplement needs to change. And it's not just one in a gummy bear or pill or capsule or all of these complicated powder routines. It's one that really is rooted real food. And how can we choose these different plants in superfoods that have higher nutrient density to help deliver that And that's what we're trying to do with jam and actually with jan were a real food. Product actually fda regulated nutritional penalty. Don't have a supplement panel but we're really trying to replace a lot of those supplements and how we think about those supplements and how they're designed so to our listeners who've never seen what jim looks like what the what should they imagine. Well it's looks completely different than what you would imagine. A traditional supplement with tila quake so instead of a pill or capsule is a real food bite. So it's our first product is made from thirteen different plant based ingredients compress down into one. Chewable bite that you eat And it's all plant based it's different plants. Algae and mushrooms herbs and it's designed to address you in a much different way than most multi vitamins multivitamins have notoriously neglected kind of key nutrients that i think are really important to our modern lifestyle demands. So things like we have also gone to for instance gen and national gone desert really powerful adapted jin herb that helps regulate record levels. And we're all very stressed out nowadays so having things like that in your multivitamin and having things Other really great superfoods are the types of things that we want to think about. And how you and how you take your supplements what they're actually designed to do for you so it looks differently on. It's also designed completely differently
Solutions for Menopause Symptoms
"Well. Let's get started on today's topic. And i. i want to clear up a misconception. That many women still believe in the past. Many women were told that as we age and reach menopausal years we become deficient in the hormone estrogen. Now the truth is most women have too much estrogen. The excess estrogen. Let's just call it. Estrogen dominance and joanne is gonna talk more about that as well. That's right. I think a better way to explain. Estrogen dominance is if we compare the amount of the hormone progesterone that we have to the amount of estrogen that we have so. It's really we really want to be in balance and when we have too much estrogen and not enough progesterone. That is where we get the term. Estrogen dominance right and when we taught her popular menopause survival seminar in house. Most women were very surprised to hear they did not need more estrogen from hormone replacement therapy or hr t which has a lot of what they had heard from Their from their doctors And to be honest these women actually needed to detox. The excess toxic estrogens for their health. Now some of you might be wondering what are the symptoms of access toxic estrogen. So i want to share some information before. I answer that question because i find that women. Even when they're younger you know in their thirties or forties they can also experience those symptoms of estrogen dominance or excess estrogen and so again too much estrogen. That's the of what we've always been told her. That the misconception that we need more men right. here's just a couple of the symptoms that can occur from this. Estrogen dominance and so many women will experience. They'll notice a decrease in sex drive decrease in libido irregular menstrual periods swelling of the breasts breast tenderness. Even fibro cystic breasts. Disease and uterine fibroids sign of too much estrogen right. You had mentioned earlier Headaches or migraines the ones that come before the menstrual cycle. That's right irritability. Depression problems sleeping insomnia and of course weight gain is another one favorite topic right exactly. Oh in joanne You and i were talking before the show about how we have both had clients in the past who had come in and they would talk about. Oh i used to get headaches and migraines but they would be coming to us postmenopausal and they say oh my headaches and migraines no longer bother me right. So that's just an example of someone who was getting headaches and migraines due to likely s excess estrogen right and then with you know with menopause. The hormones all shift right and then the headaches and migraines style and that's not the only caused migraines but it definitely plays in because yachts of women have come in and say i used to get migraines but now don't anymore so we know that's true and there are also more Other more serious symptoms that have been linked to excess estrogen or estrogen dominance and there are certainly links to estrogen dominance and breast cancer. There's also links to uterine cancer. There are links between excessive estrogen and autoimmune diseases especially comes to mind the hypo hypothyroid shimoda thyroiditis. There is a link between excess. Estrogen and excessive. Blood clotting that can lead to heart disease so those symptoms can be very serious.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on Dishing Up Nutrition
". I'm Cassie Wenas. . I've been a registered and licensed stay Titian for twenty two years and of those twenty two years I've been teaching nutrition classes and Co hosting this dishing up nutrition program for about the past fourteen to fifteen years. . I am telling you this certainly not to make myself feel old. . But to let you know that I have quite a bit of experience to share and I feel really fortunate to be able to be here this morning to help all of you listening better understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel. . And today my co host Teresa and I will be discussing subject that I know a lot about and if we're being honest I know a lot about this topic more by destiny certainly not by choice we're going to be talking about the myriad of health problems that gluten grains cause for a lot of people as many of our listeners know I know a lot about this topic not only because of how gluten has negatively affected my health but what? ? Really drives, , my passion on this topic stems from the fact that both of my kids have a condition called seal EAC and if you're not familiar with this autoimmune condition in a nutshell, , it's when your body has a severe reaction to gluten and actually causes your body to begin attacking itself. . It's kind of like the immune system goes haywire, , and if you swallow even just a tiny speck of gluten, , your immune system I begins attacking your own small intestine. . So. . Now you know a little bit about our topic for the day next, , I'd like to ask a few questions just to get everybody connecting the dots as we delve further into what we call the dark side of gluten. . So question number one, , do you or a close family member have lupus. . Do you or a close family member have rheumatoid arthritis or do you have a thyroid condition like? ? Disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis. . Do you have Raynaud's if you're not familiar with rain odds, , I can explain from personal experience. . Raynaud's is when the blood vessels in your hands and your feet. . Constrict when you get cold and they constrict beyond what's Normal When the weather or the air is cold or it can happen because of stress as well, , and then your fingers or your toes might turn white and you get sort of a burning pain not fun. . Or is your Autoimmune Disease Scleroderma or type one diabetes. . Do you or a loved one have chronic acid reflux or do you have osteoporosis if you can say, , yes to any of these questions you're in for a super informative show today theresa and I WanNa help you make the connection between eating gluten grains namely the the Ri- The barley and most oats and your health problems. . And as I just mentioned, , my co host today is Theresa. . I WanNa tell you a little bit more about her Theresa Wagner like me is a registered and licensed AIA Titian she to teaches many of our nutrition classes she of course, Co , host this radio program. . She's a mom of young kids and she counsels clients several days a week either by zoom or phone appointments because of Covid, , nineteen were offering all of our nutritional counseling either by video or phone appointments. . Yes. . That's right and we are staying busy with those phone appointments and zoom appointments but as it relates to our topic today, , cassie. . Mentioned earlier that your kids CEAC. . Disease. . It made me think were you shocked at the many hidden sources of gluten when you started? ? Living a gluten free life all those years ago I really was shocked I had been a Dietitian for many years at that point by the time our family got diagnosed. . So I knew gluten was inbred. . I. . Knew it was in anything made with wheat flour but I had no idea of the more hidden sources of gluten in our American food supply just to give you a couple. . Of examples. . Gluten is in some brands of Deli meat. . It's in a lot of summer sausage and beef stick brands. . It's in some ice creams for heaven's sakes and even in some medicines, not , only that but when you have, , CEAC, , you have to be careful about personal care items to you need to be sure you're buying gluten free shampoo gluten free toothpaste, , gluten-free Lotion, , and gluten-free makeup. . Yeah. . It's so crazy to me that gluten is an ingredient in so many every day nonfood products. . It reminds me of a client who had ongoing migraine headaches. . We have limit. . You know we had gone through elimination where we Eliminated. . The dietary sources of what we thought causing the Migraines and we went through lifestyle habits that we thought could possibly be causing the migraines when we finally looked at her personal care products and switched to a shampoo without added gluten. . Her migraines they disappeared.
The Gluten Connection to Osteoporosis and Autoimmune Diseases
"I'm Cassie Wenas. I've been a registered and licensed stay Titian for twenty two years and of those twenty two years I've been teaching nutrition classes and Co hosting this dishing up nutrition program for about the past fourteen to fifteen years. I am telling you this certainly not to make myself feel old. But to let you know that I have quite a bit of experience to share and I feel really fortunate to be able to be here this morning to help all of you listening better understand the connection between what you eat and how you feel. And today my co host Teresa and I will be discussing subject that I know a lot about and if we're being honest I know a lot about this topic more by destiny certainly not by choice we're going to be talking about the myriad of health problems that gluten grains cause for a lot of people as many of our listeners know I know a lot about this topic not only because of how gluten has negatively affected my health but what? Really drives, my passion on this topic stems from the fact that both of my kids have a condition called seal EAC and if you're not familiar with this autoimmune condition in a nutshell, it's when your body has a severe reaction to gluten and actually causes your body to begin attacking itself. It's kind of like the immune system goes haywire, and if you swallow even just a tiny speck of gluten, your immune system I begins attacking your own small intestine. So. Now you know a little bit about our topic for the day next, I'd like to ask a few questions just to get everybody connecting the dots as we delve further into what we call the dark side of gluten. So question number one, do you or a close family member have lupus. Do you or a close family member have rheumatoid arthritis or do you have a thyroid condition like? Disease or Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Do you have Raynaud's if you're not familiar with rain odds, I can explain from personal experience. Raynaud's is when the blood vessels in your hands and your feet. Constrict when you get cold and they constrict beyond what's Normal When the weather or the air is cold or it can happen because of stress as well, and then your fingers or your toes might turn white and you get sort of a burning pain not fun. Or is your Autoimmune Disease Scleroderma or type one diabetes. Do you or a loved one have chronic acid reflux or do you have osteoporosis if you can say, yes to any of these questions you're in for a super informative show today theresa and I WanNa help you make the connection between eating gluten grains namely the the Ri- The barley and most oats and your health problems. And as I just mentioned, my co host today is Theresa. I WanNa tell you a little bit more about her Theresa Wagner like me is a registered and licensed AIA Titian she to teaches many of our nutrition classes she of course, Co host this radio program. She's a mom of young kids and she counsels clients several days a week either by zoom or phone appointments because of Covid, nineteen were offering all of our nutritional counseling either by video or phone appointments. Yes. That's right and we are staying busy with those phone appointments and zoom appointments but as it relates to our topic today, cassie. Mentioned earlier that your kids CEAC. Disease. It made me think were you shocked at the many hidden sources of gluten when you started? Living a gluten free life all those years ago I really was shocked I had been a Dietitian for many years at that point by the time our family got diagnosed. So I knew gluten was inbred. I. Knew it was in anything made with wheat flour but I had no idea of the more hidden sources of gluten in our American food supply just to give you a couple. Of examples. Gluten is in some brands of Deli meat. It's in a lot of summer sausage and beef stick brands. It's in some ice creams for heaven's sakes and even in some medicines, not only that but when you have, CEAC, you have to be careful about personal care items to you need to be sure you're buying gluten free shampoo gluten free toothpaste, gluten-free Lotion, and gluten-free makeup. Yeah. It's so crazy to me that gluten is an ingredient in so many every day nonfood products. It reminds me of a client who had ongoing migraine headaches. We have limit. You know we had gone through elimination where we Eliminated. The dietary sources of what we thought causing the Migraines and we went through lifestyle habits that we thought could possibly be causing the migraines when we finally looked at her personal care products and switched to a shampoo without added gluten. Her migraines they disappeared.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Radiant Health Show
"Their disease when they're following your program. Wi a couple of different kinds of people that that Kinda, Fini and one of the things that will tell them. Is Okay. So the two kinds of people are ones that here about me that are that have been strictly in Western model of of medicine trying to navigate, get their symptoms managed that they're you know they've been told there's no care and so their brand new to the whole way of being and I my office sells them to start reading solving the immune puzzles. They can really learn the freedom framework that I'm about to us with them so they can understand just a whole new language. And way of thinking. the second kind of person that comes to see me is often really angry dave been to lots of functional medicine. Doctors, they've spent thousands of dollars out of pocket already on laboratory testing and supplements and foods and Diet. They'd been on an autoimmune she leo. AP. Food Program and they're not better yet. and. So they're going to be a different answer depending on. What's going on so When I get people that have been, what if I'm so medicine people and they come and they go, you know what I realize listening to you. I haven't dealt with my trauma I haven't dealt with and and some of them will even start to recognize when they hear me talk about my my realization I talked about it last week when I went through my story when I learned the irony at medicine says that Auto. Immunity is on digested anger. They'll. They'll go. Oh, you mean the anger that I have toward the medical community is keeping me sex you know. Good. You're right. You know and and those people that that are that come in and they say, okay, let's do this. Let's get underneath us when I really WANNA shift those and I went to work on the trauma component. I do that with them and we have a whole emotional healing Package that we do with them include some laboratory testing but also a lot of the therapy part, but I do at them so that they actually recover is they can let go of their anger and they can start to get into a place where they go. Like. Everything. That's happening is being done for me not to me and they can start to use these old hurts as. The the sand in that waster. Now, they're coming out with these pearls of with them. They get better pretty fast like within months. The people that are brand new. that have never even considered that the Diet soda that they drink every day and the toes and the sugar, and you know that that all of the things that they're putting in their mouth when I take them off all of that and start. Working on A. Genetically, appropriate detoxification program for them because there's no prison where one vice football then they often recover really quickly because. They're they're getting rid of them triggers for inflammation that they've never considered but if You know if they go. Wow and I also walk thirty pounds and I wasn't even trying you know and they just get better quickly and they continue in that vein but then others will say there's no way I'm living for the rest of my life without alcohol and you can forget about taking away my coffee. You know then and every time I have a birthday party or a wedding I'm GONNA eat that. Kate then they're not going to get better faster. You know. So it's really all about I call I always say they're really Hue very important words when we're talking about reversing autoimmune disease, the first one is willing to. Really get in there and and do what I've been describing over the last two shows. And the second one is integration. You know that that a breakthrough that you have then get integrated. So. That's a long answer about this because no one has the same and there's really no time line that I could point to it. It just kinda depends. Yeah well, believe it or not. We have like one minute left. So. Is there anything that we didn't talk about that? She wanted to include before we. We've and here. The one fast thing someone can do really quickly on all they watch your language internally. You know not sit down and how that like Oh, how often are you coming up with? Angry verbiage toward yourself. You know, are you talking to yourself kindly as you would have stranger and just start clocking not for twenty four hours and just noted. how hard you are on yourself. and. you just start right there it's like a really fat thing you can do. Great. So want to go ahead and share the best way for people to get in contact with you. Walk through Dot Com D. R. E.. H. A. Dot Com or INFO at Dr Kisha Dot Com. And quarter reading solving autoimmune puzzle or the quicken the Auto Immune Paleo Cookbook. Great. Thank you so much. You. You mean you're just a wealth of information I think this is like the most important thing and you know obviously there's not a lot of doctors that are doing this. So many people are suffering needlessly. So I'm like thrilled that you're out there that I can send people to. Thank you Dr Ornery appreciate you and the work that.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Radiant Health Show
On the trail of COVID-19 misinformation
"Hi. An tesha Mitchell welcome to science fiction. You are about to mate to people who have really felt the fault lines of covid nineteen in their families. But in the way you might imagine. A mother, he told me I've been on the Victorian government website and the coronavirus testing is boosted a son. That's when my father said Australian scientists have now found out that sunlight is quite effective in preventing nineteen fiction confronting two pieces of medical misinformation. When it comes to medical misinformation, that term is actually really knew what we're used to as snake oil quackery, the waves of misinformation misleading content conspiracy content. It's really everywhere in a way that's really shocking. ABC's technology reporter investigative journalist Ariel Bogle joins us. Now she's been tracking the spread of health information since this pandemic began some of its mono-, some of it easy flat out dangerous and aerial imagine the spink kind of like wrestling with the arms of an octopus. It's really out there. I've seen dodgy posts and videos about carbon nineteen everywhere, and when we put a call out on ABC News website for examples. We received hundreds of tips and that's we're investigating here in click sick this a three part series on where health misinformation comes from, and it's impacting our lives. We're going to start with a single social media post then aerial and the team going digging and found what's out. There is really confusing papal testing their relationships including this woman. We'll call her lucy she lives a life on the move. Yeah Gypsy had. For more than two years Lucy's been travelling around Australia with a small dog picks the angel in a Pink Caravan. I couldn't afford to rent a house at any of the places places near where my children live, which ones album winds up in Byron Bay. So then I was like our will all to stick to being in the caravan and and that way I can float between my children but early in the pandemic in Queensland and interstate travel bans kept her apart from the son and daughter. So when restrictions as FA- caravan parks in Victoria I really wanted to just come and see my son that was that was migraine lot and I just bugged out acquaintance. When she arrived in Melbourne, she heads straight for his sons share house. There's been a dramatic escalation in the efforts to control a spiking corona virus cases in. Victoria in Melbourne. Getting grim as the number of covid nineteen cases, Russula, large parts of Melbourne now in danger of being put into lockdown. So I, only really got to see my son. A COUPLE OF TIMES BECAUSE? I want it to be careful because I didn't know you know how well they were self-isolating and protecting themselves. Busey was more worried than most about being infected with the coronavirus as you're going to hear Ya when Melbourne look like it was heading for a second wave of covid nineteen she bio just before the city went into second lockdown she was staying in a caravan park in country Victoria when she got some bad news on he got really sick really really sick about a week after I left Melbourne a son was on the fine couldn't get out of bed aching alive. You know coughing and I was really nervous I was like honey I really think you should get tested. It wasn't clear what it was, but his son saying it's probably not covid earned. It's probably just a bad flu and I was like, yeah. But for my sake, just to reassure your Mama I'd really appreciate it. If you go get tested because if you get tested and it's negative than I, know at least I'm okay and then he said something that really took her by surprise his words on the phone were I've been on the Victorian government website and the coronavirus testing is boosted. Lucy was really worried about him, but she was also especially worried for Oregon Health I've got to autoimmune diseases and the worst being rheumatoid arthritis, which affects all the joints causes stiffness and sometimes I can't walk. So Lucy takes powerful medication, which also suppresses her immune system's ability to protect itself from infections. My immune system does not function well. Well doesn't really function at all. But I do tend to pick out coughs and colds and sniffles sore throats if I just around people. I live as a total recluse on my iron but that's what I have to do to to stay healthy. And this means contain is a big threat to. Lucy. So at this point, lucy son was feeling really sick and they was a risk he might have covid nineteen though it seems he wasn't eager to take testify doubt. It's important to say that Lucy son didn't want to be part of the story. Sorry. These impressions only. But this was a time when Victorian health authorities wanted everyone even with modest symptoms to get tested to help contain the pandemic Lucy didn't know what to do so I said well. What makes you think that it's crap and he said, well, I've been reading on the government website and it says the tests that they give you. Is just the test corona viruses in general, not specific to. Sarah's To the one that causes covid nineteen then her sunset Lucy a screen shot of a website he'd seen on facebook and it was from CDC Dot Gov Had the link at the top and pretty said what he'd said. But it had like highlights across the words and a big Red Maka pen round
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Conditions so preemptive personalized medicine is the way to go on, so we do the ALTONA center here at the medicine, so so this patient had had this condition. There was treated by as much on a bunch of drugs. She actually came in. Had done courses of primarily lack mel and prednisone on. She was actually pretty proactive in in her. Sort of self care. If it's. By. The way for those listening is the same as hydroxy. Clark when they're using for covid nineteen right and we also realize that plaque actually antimicrobial. For Malaria that's the original use for him, but they somebody somebody must've. Somebody must have had malaria and then develop Lupus, and they said Hey, this is working, so it's sort of like how they sort of discover other uses for a medications. But this particular. She was actually involved in the healthcare field. I think it was a therapist. Recall properly and associated done a lot of stuff on her own. The big thing with her is that she told me this that she felt that her lupus was actually triggered by stress. She had a son who had some medical issues and was having issues both. With Dealing with a teenager who was having some illness, and that's tr- shifted over, and oftentimes I take the history of patients who develop autoimmune condition. It's oftentimes followed by a period of chronic stress That's unrelenting, very very common thing and. Just from it because you know my thinking about stress, is it sort of sets the table for other things to sort of take over so? It doesn't cause not ended up itself. It may may cause some illness for some people, but for the most made exacerbates. Whatever's going on? So if you're stressed, your immune system suppressed. You're going to get more inflammation Yup, and then if you have underlying issues like this woman did it. They're gonNA. Come out at so tell us how you approach this functional medicine perspective. How do we think about autoimmune disease in general from a functional medicine perspective and Lupus when I see a patient who has lupus and go down the checklist so a look at great do they have sensitivity to gluten? The thing which I find a lot of lupus patients is obscene virus. Oh Epstein Barr. Virus the virus that causes mono. And Mono stands for mononucleosis, because the virus infects your white blood cells. And the thing about Epstein Barr virus is, it's very common about seventy eighty percent of the population, has it? And most of the time, the immune system will clear it, and it's a herpes class virus, just like a culture, and once you get herpes a cold sore that Irish stays in your body the time most of the time immune system keeps it in check, but there are certain individuals where the virus will reactivate, and the herpes virus will come out, or the mono can actually reactivate a cold sore, and your lip is basically a herpes virus. Doesn't come out all the time. It comes under stress under stress weather. He's at emotional strategies. Sunlight getting cold sunlight, so it's sort of a late and virus that we all live with hundreds of viruses and us. When we're stressed, it allows US viruses to emerge, and so this is what happened with patients, and and and and so I. I always liked to go down and ask the question she'll. Why is this? Why do women have? Lupus more the nets, functional medicine, Y Y Y, and then, and then, and then interestingly when you go into the medical literature in Auto Immunity Related Lupus the Epstein Barr. Virus is associated with seven different autoimmune conditions, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus type, one diabetes, all sorts of Colitis. So what happens is the virus. In some cases, patients will reactivate it causes the stimulation of the immune system, and the immune system will then start reacting to it, and then interestingly I've always. been curious about photosensitive. Why? Why does photo sensitivity happen in patients who have Lupus? What what's what why? Why is when they get sunlight Is it affecting them and what they found in literature? Is that the? Virus. Causes the body to produce more Interferon Gamma Interferon Gamma is our bodies of the. Of. Kinds that help our bodies to fight all viruses, and when we have high levels of this interferon gamma it. As the body to sunlight, so that's why you get that that sort of lupus lighten photosensitive especially with exposure to sunlight. And Interferon is one of the treatments for looking at for fighting yes. They have what they do is they have an over abundance, and it may be a genetic predisposition. There may be some single polymorphisms that certainly patients haven't. They produce lots of Interferon Gamma, and and in that in that actually gets involved in the skin cells, and can make them more photosensitive so it's. It's an interesting. It's an interesting phenomenon. And then the other thing about you know when I've seen this with a lot of regular mainstream doctors, they'll say well. You can't really check representing bar virus because everybody's if antibody positive just means that you've been exposed well, that's true, but if you actually do specific testing for Epstein Barr, so there's a panel that we do which checks for antibodies to the nuclear antigen and the Settled Plassnik Antigen, and then also the early Antigen and then also throw in the Epstein Barr virus by PR PCR's checking for the DNA virus, actually seeing if there's live virus around circulating in your blood, not exactly exactly so typically in the panel that we that we use if you have the three out of four antibodies that are positive, especially with the early Antigen, and or with the PR Epstein Barr Virus. You know proof positive that the obscene viruses is reacted exactly reactive, and that's where then you can say then you have to ask yourself. What do I do to calm down that particular virus? So. It's it's. There's a lot of things that you have to look at yeah. True folks from really has a different perspective, and that's why we we see so many patients here at the ultra. Center who've tried so many things, and then they get better because we look at all the factors so when I think of. Patient or just any disease in general, they're really only five main triggers a toxin, so I've had patients with Lupus have autoimmune disease triggered by medals for example could be mercury. An infection liked lupus, or it could be the microbiome changes. Yes, Allergen, something. They're eating like Luton. And it could be poor diet, which is inflammatory and has for example, the EMULSIFIERS, our food like Carrageenan, and all these gums. Yes, they caused leaky gut, driving inflammation, and it also can beat stress like you said and. Many of those things together. He's Athle- Superhero. It was a few of those things for her with stress in the virus and also. her. Gut was a mess to yes or was. He so the other thing that that she noticed is that if she ate foods that were high electons, things like the nightshade family that her symptoms actually got worse, and there's interesting.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"Welcome to the Doctors Pharmacy. I'm Dr, Mark Hyman and that's pharmacy with an F. F. A. Place for conversations that matter, and if you suffer from on autoimmune disease, if you've had Lupus, this conversation is going to matter to you if you know anybody who has got these problems because they affect eighty million Americans one type, or another, which is more people than have heart, disease, cancer and diabetes combined. So it's a big problem and has very poor answers with traditional medicine, we have today with US my colleague at the Ultra Wellness Center Dr Toddler was an incredible physician. He's one of the leaders in functional medicine. Teach all over the world and from Dartmouth Medical School. He's been working with me for now twenty five years together and you've been on this road. He looks the same as the day Madame I. Don't know how he does it one gray hair on his head. And and he is going to talk today about a patient, his with Lupus who had autoimmune disease that is. A very common problem with very bad outcomes, it can lead to brain issues. Kidney failure lung issues joining shoes. It's a really horrible problem, so tell us what is the? Lubis and what is the traditional approach in medicine to to this problem or is? The lupus actually comes from the Latin word meaning Wolf. And typically people with classic lupus have We'll get a facial rash. Oh, it's called the male Arash. It's like a butterfly rash and. Over time, they can actually. They say that you built like Wolf like. Appearance. Cheeks get all ran. Exactly and that's due to photo sensitivity, and so lupus is one of those conditions which we see a lot. Interestingly, it's about nine times more prevalent in women, so that raises the question. What's the difference between women and men? And why are women still trying to figure that out? I, actually I actually think I have A. I have an insight into that. It's really quite interesting. Women are different. Right right, and then the other thing that is also interesting. Is that we traditionally treat it with medications like steroids methotrexate PLA- Quinnell those kinds of things we're telling me I'll have their significant side effects. And in my opinion, one of the powerful immune suppressing drugs, and they even use biological agents logic, which really shut off your immune system and they they can work, but they're often fraught with danger, including the risk of cancer and overwhelming infection. If you get about infection so right, they're not. They're they're very expensive up to fifty grand a year per yeah per person. And then also you know one of the things I always used to. A was intriguing to me when I was. Doing my training was drug induced lupus because we were taught that lupus immune condition, but there is a condition called drug induced. Lupus raised my question. What's what? How is a drug causing lupus and what we see is that in one of the? Major drugs was an older drug called Pro Amman. Remember using that. Yeah, it was an anti arrhythmic and in certain patients who got pro canidae develop. Lupus looks just like you know what we call Lupus. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. And that always fascinated me that a drug would be triggering this and when I actually went down that sorta rabbit hole, we find out. Is that it? Can actually damage DNA. and. It's probably theorized that that some types of things like drugs or stealth. Infections like viruses. May trigger a the body and caused some damage in DNA and when we test for Lupus I mean some of the tests that are are double, stranded DNA antibody with traditional blood tests. Look at one of the autoimmune antibodies, and it's interesting because there's a whole bunch of different markers that are are used in the diagnosis, autoimmune conditions you autoimmune panels like tradition. One is an A. A the anti-nuclear antigen typically in patients who have lupus that's positive, and then you can look for other other biomarkers like double stranded DNA and such a million. It can be positive and many many people, even if they don't have Lupus, and there's this whole phenomena pre autoimmune disease where you starting to have these autoimmune antibodies, but you don't really have a lot of symptoms yet right by. Betes priore immunities exactly and I..
Healing The Land IS Healing Ourselves
"So welcome thank you. It is an honor to be here Thank you both for your work that you do within this podcast but also outside Of It You are both and inspiration to me as well My name is Kim Smith. I am bitter water woman to Cheatin- initially dotes at Nardini by Shas gene. A she does Chicago. Dole Kia Annella What'S OUT DENNIS ON? Initially I ac- Dan Not Shaggy. Ill Adult Day It's a doc on the Audition on National Shogun Hello Relatives My name is Kim Smith. I am Dinette. Bitter Water Woman Who hails from? A small village called Saint Michael's Arizona And now I live in another village. Another village call hug back New Mexico. Thank you thank you for having me. We are so thrilled that you're here came. Let's start the episode of by discussing how you came to understand that violence on the land is violence on our bodies. It took Me Really Looking. Got My spirit looking at how it is broken In the sense of how my body is reacting to the things that are in my environment I have an autoimmune disease. I have rheumatoid arthritis And you know having that type of disability can be very Hard and you know. Feeling the pain the intense pain and you know thinking about the land and how the land is hurting and thinking about it on that context of why. Why is the land hurting? And why is my body my spirit taking about in And so really expanding on that and thinking about it but also looking at things on the outside world as well you know because there are a lot of communities like my own are exploited That have these the rape of the land as you mentioned And really the deep understanding that I had the privilege of learning the most was on our walk and he called by the journey for and what that is is it was journey. of young women organizing A pilgrimage to our sacred mountains and there's six sacred mountains and when we first started the walk said there's four sacred mountains and come to find. There's a lot more than that you know. And so it was really this scouting mission for us of finding our original selves. You know reconnecting back to our homelands and These mountains are sacred because we believe our deities live there in their connected to our creation stories and from two thousand thirteen to two thousand fourteen. We really started to look at our communities. Like why are we in the state that we are in And so in me and my analysis of that I had to look at where I am rooted and looking at it from that type of Lens you know there is a coal mine five miles away to the east of me and then to the south of me. There is a transfer station for gas natural gas and so really looking at it. Like in that context of okay. This is how the community the this is how the earth is being broken and this is why I'm broken essentially And so it was really this idea of the idea that was planted in to me of okay. How are you going to heal it? How are you going to make things better? And I've been taking you know. Taking the prayers to the mountain is something that has helped me to do all of the healing. I feel I have done up until this point. And that really shows the connection the power of the reconnection that we have to their into the deities and to these sacred places and also the responsibility really that it takes to to make those pilgrimages to be in tune with nature with the elements as deny people. The elements are dis. Water is a deity air as a deity. And you know we need those things to live and when you're connected with that it's so healing and I feel that and it came from the walk. Can you tell us a little bit? More about the walk How long was it? How long were you on the road at? What were some of the things that you saw on this journey So in the Bay journey for existence we walked over fourteen hundred miles in the span of a year We started in the winter and the choice to go in the winter. Had to do with In honor of our ancestors who were forced to go on the long walk in the dead of winter like if we want to Honor them and so we left in the winter and For me I think of it as a modern day scouting what what type of monsters are on our land. It's a lot different. When you're walking on the land as the CO as opposed to driving through it you know you feel you hear you smell Can you hear different things and at the same time? You're connecting the DOTS in listening to elders and community members and sharing stories. And you know you're remembering or reconnecting to These places and it's just so incredible in that's where I met Matija She came and photographed us on our first leg of the walk in It the feeling and the things that we have seen It's so mind boggling that we are we were and continually are in that state.
Hashimotos Disease Improves by Eradicating Blastocystis Hominis
"Welcome everyone to punctual. Medicine Research on Dr Hedberg and today I'm going to be reporting on a new study on how she motos disease. And the intestinal parasite blastocyst ominous. There's a new paper very very good. Paper just came out and it's a stronger study than what we had previously on blastocyst. This ominous Hashi motos disease which was really just a case. Study and case studies are fairly weak when it comes to their scientific rigor and How much we can really put our faith in a study. That's just a case study because it's just a single individual but this paper is really well done not as many subjects as we would like but still a strong start. And so the paper is called improving. Hashimoto's thyroiditis by radic aiding blastocyst this Hamas in relation to I l seventeen. This was published in the Journal. Therapeutic advances and etto chronology metabolism by L. Zawawi we at all out of Egypt so the authors begin talking about a very important fact that Hashi motos thyroiditis was once thought to be a T. H. One mediated disease but now we know it's a t h seventeen mediated Z's and so t h one just means t helper one cells anti-age seventeen or t helper seventeen cells in until we had discovered t h seventeen cells. We thought that autumn unity was regulated by t h one or t h two cells. And now we know that's not true actually known that for quite a while but for a long time there. It was taught that a autoimmune disease could be t h one or t h to illness But that's just not true. So t h seventeen cells are the cells that drive auto immunity and they produce interleukin seventeen. Or I'll seventeen and that's what this paper is is investigating so quick review of blastocyst. This hominids it is the most common intestinal parasite and humans but most people never get any symptoms but it is an opportunistic parasite so if your gut immune system becomes compromised it can multiply and cause got symptoms like Constipation Diarrhea Year. Double Bowel like symptoms joint pain. Of course it will drive auto immunity and a lot of other health issues and so blastocyst hominids. We don't know exactly the prevalence of somewhere around one point six to sixteen percent in developed countries. But it's up to sixty percent in developing countries and that's because we get it from contaminated food or water and so in developing countries the water. The food is much more likely to be contaminated. So let's break down. The study was sixty patients age. Nineteen to fifty seven and there were nineteen females and one male in each group so we at twenty patients in each group three groups group one twenty patients recently diagnosed with Hashi Motos and they did not have blastocyst as Hamas infection group to twenty patients recently diagnosed with harshly motos. They had confirmed blastocyst. This ominous infection and group. Three were twenty healthy subjects without Hashi motos and were not infected with blastocyst as ominous so just remember group three Are the healthy people with no issues group. One had Hashimoto's with no parasite group to had Hashi motos with the parasite so all the subjects in group one in two had a history of fatigue nine patients in group one and seven patients in Group. Two had a history of constipation and six patients in group to had a history of diarrhea and so blasio sisters as is commonly causes diarrhea so interestingly everyone in group to. Who's infected with blastocyst? Us had higher blood pressure than the other two groups and so they ran a bunch of tests they did free t four free. T. Three T. S. H. Anti Peo-. Antibodies I'll seventeen. They did a stool analysis. Complete blood count liver enzymes. Albumin Billy Ruben. Cholesterol triglycerides blood urea nitrogen and created. And so they were looking at liver and kidney health lipids and the immune system so group to which was the group infected with blastocyst sisters ominous. They were treated with the medication. Nana's Oxyde for three days to eradicate the parasite and they were retested. Six weeks later to confirm that the parasite was gone and it was effective for everyone. So these are the study results. So T. S. H. levels were higher and groups one and two compared to the healthy group as expected
The Kidneys Connection to Our Emotions
"Today. We're going to go off on a different subject here about kidneys. You guys haven't heard us discuss kidneys very much in the past episodes but we thought with everyone being a little bit on the fearful angry side we would address kidneys because they very much have to do with those emotions. So the name of this show today is called the kidneys connection to our emotions. And we're going to tell you a little bit about what to look for when you might suspect it your kidneys what you can take to help. Get them better and we also have a question at the end that we're going to answer. So Dr Lewis. Could you tell us why you have chosen to discuss the kidney connection today on our podcast? Well Yeah I'd love to. I chose to do this because Janet wanted to. That's right that is true. You know I think the main thing is is because the throughout this Kobe stuff that I think is you know crock. Crap but You know we. We've been told things so long so loud. You know you can tell a lie long enough and loud enough people begin to believe it and so saying stay safe Co home. Stay home be safe in. Its implying that US people like me. That think it's a crock that get out or sinful and where. The enemy were being brainwashed. Folks you've got to think past that and I'm absolutely amazed at the people that choose. It's a choice. They choose to cower down in fear and and we've noticed that people are more agitated more irritated and that's me because I can't believe that idiocy that's going on like trying to get into home depot and his lap. Geez there's one hundred and fifty feet between everybody but you're worried about how many people walking in the store and one of the reasons that we as a society besides the mental spiritual they're throwing at us is because we're eating incorrectly. We're drinking to excess with when it talks when you talk about alcohol. Excessive to me is very little but Done tight much and we get irritated because we're putting our her kidneys under stress. One of the worst things you can do is have high blood pressure that you don't take care of either medically or naturally or both because at high blood pressure can really calls all kinds of problems with the kidney so please please please take care your kidneys. It it's incredible is super important but kidneys are their damaged from all sorts of things like certain drugs are really really tough on the kidneys and you have to watch that and you know. Have your doctor that puts you on the medications to monitor that but heavy metals our society full of heavy metals. It's full of solvents. It's of a chemotherapy. Does that Different Benham's snake insect spider and I went through a lot of that after God only knows how many Brown recluse spider about gotten and it will wreak havoc on your kid. He's poisonous mushrooms. I don't know anything about that because I don't experiment with those mushrooms that grow on cow patties like some people. I know Do it because it's a psychedelic psychogenic psychotic or something Pesticides and we know we've got pesticides all over the. It's really really really common in our food. Which is a sad thing and herbicides and people say but I'm not around our besides York Janet. I was coming to work two days ago. And there's the Texas highway department spraying herbicides. Oh Good God but you know us a goat to eat but we have done that to ourselves with the poisons in our society and renal failure and not even failure but when you put your kidneys in stress it can add to things like congestive heart failure diabetes or diabetes slash Metabolic Syndrome. Can put pressure on your kidneys. It can go both ways and lock said before the chronic hypertension a bad thing liver disease liberal ever you got. The liber is like a woman. The Lib rain happy. Ain't nobody happy. And then you have diseases. The autoimmune diseases like Lupus and sickle cell. Things like that There are people that have genetic tendencies the have issues with Kidneys like poly cystic. Disease and kidneys. Are They Tennessee to have mineral accumulations that she usually calcium? And we see that into your analysis. It'll say crystals calcium oxalate. Now you know. We can't make any claims about supplements but if you're having calcium oxalate stones that usually means you have a lack of magnesium or potassium to offset because we get minerals that out of balance. And that's the problem with our society mentally and physically because we get out of balance we forget to laugh. We forget to you know have a good time and I just love people that come in here and I'll go hug their neck and watch them freak out or I'll shake their hand and it's like you know we've been doing this for tens of thousands of years and it's not an issue in. Don't you enjoy the HUG and s? You're actually I do I. I like the way you social distance dot because I don't social distance. That's one of the things we're missing. Now is the social interaction. That is way way more important than any other thing now again. I I said disappear. Podcast AGO that they're scripture somewhere to Bible. I forget probably proverbs but is a wiseman foresees danger and takes precautions K. And I think that's a smart thing to do but the Bible also says in Titus very plainly. God didn't give you a spirit of fear so quick fear crap You talk about stones oxalate downs in nineteen seventy four when you say stoned rattling talking about oxalate stones. The ones that are GONNA be urine. Just what would those manifest in normal? Layman's terms that someone might understand that. They may have a kidney problem. Kidney Stones you know very sharp pain in the back and you know This is because one sweetheart of a sweetheart patients or no the different parts of magnesium and we're getting people that say well. I have this symptom and they want me to diagnose Office set a symptoms everytime time Janet. I give a list I say. Be careful though because these same symptoms can go with a different organ. Be careful how you diagnose off of just symptoms but one of the things That you can bet your bottom dollar as you're deficient in magnesium so I had this sweetheart patients they can you explain the different types of magnesium. I'm saying that because there's plenty of research says if you take magnesium it buffers The bad side effects of calcium or calcium oxalate stones that that's research that and it says be six. Pp and potassium so let's talk about. Magnesium purchased a little while because magnesium can take the anxiety irritability that we are feeling and. I think is obvious in my voice. It's like oh good. God quit despair crap but if you take magnesium there's actually research says magnesium if it's the right form can work even better. I'll stress anxiety. Depression era ability and anger than many many many drugs and again we can't make claims that but the research says it so let's talk just briefly about the different types of magnesium if you poop once a day or less unietd magnesium citrate now. We have that for people. They say about once as normal permissiveness common. But it's not normal. He got three trains in three trains. Out Is Janet says about three meals and three meals out so citrate because it was bound citric acid. And that's a pretty large molecule. And that's why you don't get enough in a multi vitamin or multi-mineral. Because it's a large molecule. Takes up too much. Real Estate It's a mild laxative. And so it's it's a great choice. Then you've got magnesium oxide folks it. They're putting oxide in your multi-donor multi-mineral throw it away. Because that's the cheap crap that yes it works as a laxative. But you don't really absorb it where you can absorb more the cows of magnesium citrate then you got the magnesium glassy night and it's a pretty gentle form that's what I'd generally suggest for people that have hypertension It slower going through the system. It absorbs a little bit less water. So you end up. Absorbing more of it It glasses night. Actually it's Connected to an Amino. Acid glossing blessing is incredibly incredibly incredibly important amino acid to help form neurotransmitters and calms your nerves.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"I talked to someone who has become a personal friend and also has a really cool and somewhat similar story to mine of covering from immune disease Losing weight and the process that made that possible and go deep on some tactics that we both used that led to that and also One of the things he does which is create bars that are meet all the criteria of every dietary plan but also that are highly nutritious and repeatable habit that was part of his story man we also have some fun references to the eighties and some lifestyle just in Gerald Time Management Tips that we share in this episode as well so I know you're going to enjoy this fine and lighthearted interview with Ryan Lee. Who is the founder of rewind without further ado? Let's Twain Ryan Ryan. Welcome to the PODCAST. I'm excited to be here. Katie I am ready to get this wellness Mama thing rockin. Well there's so much we can talk about today both in current events and also about your story but that is where I would love to start. I always love to hear someone story in their origin. There so much power in that so to start off. Will you walk us through your story and how you got to be where you currently are? Sure I don't know how far back like I'm not going to go to. I was born but I'll let me go to my first job at a school. It was graduated college and I. I spent the first six years of my career working in a children's Rehab Hospital as a recreational therapist. And that's what. My degree was in recreational therapy and play therapy and adapted aquatics and. I worked with kids who every type of disability you could imagine things from Spina Bifida cerebral palsy spinal cord injuries. Gunshot wounds you name it and we did play therapy and it was. It was amazing. I loved working with kids. I've always loved working with kids but on the side. I was a trainer so I would train young athletes that was I loved staying fit. I was captain my track team all through college and good there and I wanted to keep staying athletic and I trained. Athletes are trained hockey players. Although it was ironic I still can't skate. elite tennis players gymnasts and. I wanted to build a website for my sports. Training Company. Might part time business and this was the end of ninety eight would really early on and I started writing articles about sports training running faster jumping higher and all that stuff and things just kind of started to take off. I mean that was. That was the genesis of me getting into this health world and trying to have more impact than reaching more people Fast forward a little bit Sold by site and then I that kind of fell apart and then it became a gym teacher in the South Bronx This really rough. Part of the area called hunts point as an alternative high school kids. They'd all pretty much been arrested at one point or another wad former gang members and I started the whole health. Phys ED program. So this was two thousand and two thousand one and I was still building my part time business to the point where my part-time income was making more than my full time. And that's where I took the leap and I've been a FULLTIME ENTREPRENEUR. Ever since most of companies and business has been in the health space and my wife and I have been married now this year. It'll be a twenty year anniversary and we have four beautiful happy healthy kitties and now I'm run wind and I know we're GonNa talk about that too and they go. There's there's a little two minute version of a of my journey and lots lots and lots of ups and downs during those twenty years. Absolutely will and I've always I've heard it said that You know people go into psychiatry to kind of be able to self diagnose her to work through their own struggles and I know for me. That was very much. The reason I got into health was like having health problems. That doctors couldn't figure out the answers to wanting to find my own health answers. And I think we actually have some overlapping parts of our story here when it comes to like health declining and autoimmune disease at from what I'm remembering is that part of your story as well. Yes yes so. That's so I think about ten. During the one of the downtown's ten years ago my My wife and I. We just had our fourth kid and right about that time. My Mom away from cancer. Really like a two-month battle as she was only sixty three at the time One of my businesses fell apart. I tried to launch a print magazine so I went to all this debt All this stress and you know when you when you have so many kids I know I think you have like fourteen kids. I only have four but what happened was I you know. We started eating Eating off their plate a little more start gaining weight combined with the stress. I started getting joint pain and yet I would ignore it. I'm a guy I try to toughen up and just play through it and run through to do whatever and to the point. Where though is getting worse and I woke up one day and I could barely walk. I was I. I couldn't step because it hurt that much and I couldn't bend my fingers and it took months and months of going to every kind of doctor and healthcare professional. I started with my general practitioner. I went to physical therapist and went to chiropractors. I went to podiatrist feed her to my good friend. Who's an orthopedic surgeon and no one can figure it out till finally I went to a rheumatologist and he looked at me and in saw my my fingers swollen. My feet were swollen. I gave them all the history and in about ten seconds. He looked at me he said. Oh you've not immune disorders called PSORIATIC arthritis. And I'm like Oh that doesn't sound good so that was the beginning of this journey back to health. I mean I gained forty pounds like everything was falling apart physically and it took me a lot of starts and stops. I try to complete. Noche Noah Inflammation Free Diet. I went all in went to a natural path. They said okay. No more sugar. No more dairy no more gluten ever Mike. What and I tried that for two weeks couldn't do it. It was just too hard to be honest with you. I know people can do it I couldn't so lots of ups and downs till about two years ago. I said you know what? That's it. My symptoms the starting to come back. I don't WanNa go on methotrexate. Which is the drugs recommended? So how do I figure this out and I said let me just win the morning? Let me start something in the morning. That's good for me on the go. I got four kids. I've run businesses. I don't have time to do a lot of stuff. Let me. Is there a good bar and I just had a bar every morning and the problem was I couldn't find a bar though that didn't have dairy gluten added sugar sugar alcohol and all that stuff and that gave me the big while maybe I can create one for myself. And maybe there'd be some of the people that like it and that that became this journey back to health and really focusing on simplification. And that's become this business now called rewind where it's about rewinding a years and and that's having things that are that make you feel good physically emotionally mentally non inflammatory and now that the Pinnacle Katie. I'm talking with the wellness. Mama look at this amazing how far I've come. Oh I love that and I think your story in my story like I said they overlap a little bit and they illustrate that we do have to become partners in our own health and that there is such a personalized individualized aspect to it. But at the same time there are some commonalities like those whole real foods and like avoiding certain common inflammatory triggers those phases that can be kind of universally helpful across the board. How long did that process for you? I know I also recovered from Hashimoto's I'm now in remission and And all my numbers are great. But how long did that journey take for you? I think from the first time I diagnosed. It was about two years of me trying different things you know being good and saying okay. I'm starting to get some symptoms. Let me go strict no sugar. No dairy no gluten and then I would last a couple of weeks and then I'd kind of slowly fall off the wagon and then I'd go back so it was. It was two years of that till the breaking point. I'll never forget my wife and I took her kids on vacation down Florida and you know I wore pair of jeans going down because I northeast. Connecticut and I was putting the same jeans back on after the vacation coming home and they didn't fit and I asked my wife at the hotel. Did you wash your dry clean. Djilas going on. Why can't they didn't touch jeans? What he's talking about and I gained weight and and I got home and I was so sick and I went ahead a double ear infection and went the doctor. Then they said you have high blood pressure. Like you've got some serious things starting to happen here and that was that was like the scary point so it took two years up and down starts and stops till. I said you know what I need. Something that you're right that that has the universal principles of Anti Inflammation. That's GonNa make me feel good but something. That's not so restrictive from me that I feel like I could never do it. And I'M GONNA fall off the wagon again. So I needed something. That had a little built in flexibility. Which is how Hamilton is kind of thing about the eighties? We can go into a few minutes but that was. I think it's important for everyone. Said kind of know themselves and know their own body and see what what makes them feel good and what doesn't make them feel good like right. What's what's against it. So that was. It was two years of starting stop and then now. I've been hundred percent. Well I won't say one hundred percent. Ninety nine percent symptom free for these past two years so it's been like four years since I've been diagnosed it. Do you maintain that same level of like dietary restriction? Now or like I. I found that once I was able to heal the underlying issues. I actually have a lot more leeway. Now Yeah Yeah and that's exactly what happened now. I I have this theory. It's lived like the eighties. And you know relying we kind of have a fun retro thing. We talk about the eighties because that was the best decade ever but my my idea was with the eighties. I can do that. Potatoes principle of eighty percent of the time. I'm going to eat real good clean whole foods as many vegetables as I want like unlimited veggies unlimited fruits and veggies all good stuff and eighty percent really good stuff but yet you know what a little bit of leeway with that twenty percent so if there's a salad and it has all this good stuff so I love Luckily I like a lot of healthy foods. I love sardines in olive oil. One of my favorite things in the world that in a bowl of Greens maybe Swiss chard or ruge or Kale. So that's like the eighty percent really good but it's missing a little something so maybe I'll throw in some croutons which I shouldn't have but that's my little twenty percent and because it has that little crunch in that little extra flavor It makes me really look forward to the salad instead of just saying. Oh It's good like I really over to it. So that is my way to kind of play with the eighty twenty myself. Some of that flexibility. So I'm not I'm definitely not one hundred percent strict but I try to eat really well. Eighty percent of the time. If I'm not feeling good what I find is I'll I'll kind of move up in the nineties and tighten it up even more and go ninety percent so that it's worked. It's worked well for me and for people that I've I've helped feels like it gives them a little bit of that leeway. Yeah I think Why love the tie in with the eighties? I'm a huge fan of the Prado principle as well and I use that in a lot of areas of life both dietary and fitness but also just time and organization and House management. I feel like it's kind of almost universally applicable but I think it also speaks to another really important point which is Because I did the exact same thing. I had that cycle for years of like all my symptoms would flare and I would feel bad. And then I would tighten everything up and to an probably Roddick level and be one hundred percent compliant which is not sustainable and then eventually fall off the wagon and I think the key of it for many people we all have ideas of what we probably should be doing or we know that we should be eating less sugar. We need to certain inflammatory things. But it's keeping that consistent motivation and focus on being able to do it and I think that's where that eighty twenty comes into play because it makes it sustainable and what it just gives us a little bit of a break and we put so much stress and pressure on ourselves and I know obviously a large majority of people listening to this our on MOMS Some don't of case we're under so much pressure anyway. You know so much stress caring for not just ourselves but our family that you see and you see it all the time. Katie the Diet books. And what's one of the first pages they have? It's always within the first ten pages. It'll say something like forbidden foods. You know ten food you can never eat again for the rest of your life and you look at it and you're like you telling me I can.
Coronavirus antibody testing, explained
"Antibodies. What exactly are these? And how are they different from things and people may have heard of like convalescent plasma? Yes so convalescent. Plasma is the idea that you had the disease he recovered. And you can pull the plasma out of someone that has a commissioner of antibodies. And then give that to someone else. the monoclonal idea is select the best antibodies out of that commission. Or you can make those antibodies in mice or you can make them synthetically. Monoclonal means one clone one thing. We're going to just make a bunch of it and give it to people. People typically just an antibody is a thing. Well you know more so than I scream. Store has ice cream you know there are lots of flavors. Antibodies and and some are far more effective than others and some can even cause harm. You have to be careful right and this is not like a vaccine. Where you're you're actually injecting a person with a piece of a virus or the virus killed and then the body is producing antibodies. Right so whatta vaccines doing. Is it's artificially teaching your immune system how to make an immune response including antibodies. With a vaccine you get the vaccine. Your body then knows how to make the antibodies and other immune warriors with the monoclonal antibody treatment. You have to keep getting it. You can use it either as a preventive like a vaccine or as a treatment. If you're going to use it as either you have to keep getting it because it wears off right. How do you administer monoclonal? Antibodies to a person for treatment. You have to do it. Iv IV DRIP for preventive. Where you would get it before you got the disease you can do it. As an intramuscular injection has been used to treat people for other infections or other disorders. There's a huge industry of monoclonal. Antibodies for cancer and for Autoimmune Diseases. But there are very few monoclonal antibodies that have made it to market for infectious diseases. The rarely used to of Mer for anthrax for example. Which just isn't a big problem. Right and another one that's on the market is for HIV infected. Who FAIL ALL DRUGS? And then there's one other on the market for respiratory virus for a certain subset of infants but that's it so this is something that's been done and that people have taken but it's not why lease for infection at this point not yet but we're right. On the precipice of an explosion of monoclonal antibodies for infectious diseases. Several have moved very far in clinical trials and we just had this great success story in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with Ebola where everything failed all these drug treatments failed. Convalescent plasma failed but monoclonal. Antibodies two different monoclonal antibody. Preparations worked. Well let's talk about how this is going to be applied to corona virus. Actually before that we should take a little detour to neutralizing antibodies. These seem to be the goal of lot of the research. That's going on. Can you talk a little bit about those? Yeah they're the superstars of antibodies. Basically what neutralizing? Antibodies do is when they latch onto the virus they prevent that virus from infecting a cell. In this case the virus that causes Kovic nineteen has a protein on its surface called spike. And you have a region of spike at the tip that is really and needed for the virus to get into a cell because it binds to a receptor on the cell surface that small and that small region of spike has to hit the receptor just so so the neutralizing antibodies by-in-large target that small region of Spike. You know basically. It's like taking a key. That's heading for a walk and putting chewing gum all over it. So he mentioned what an antibody that is not neutralizing monoclonal antibody. That's not neutralizing would do to prevent infection. Antibodies combined all over spike. They can also bind to the human cell when they bind to the human cell they can tell the immune system to turn on a separate arm of the immune system that brings out T. CELLS. We have a mop-up system of t-cells that can identify infected cells and clear them. And you really want these two things working in concert with each other. There are lot of approaches that you investigated in your story. Lots of researchers going down different has to try to get this treatment working. What are some of the things that they're trying to optimize about the antibodies? There are about fifty. Different efforts underway to make monoclonal start with the simplest thing. Find Somebody who's recovered and then try to pull neutralizing antibodies out of them. And then you can actually optimize their neutralizing antibodies. You can you can mess with that stock of the antibody to give it a longer half life so it lasts longer in the body. Another thing you can do. You can take the spike protein and injected into mice that have human b cells in them and they will produce antibodies. That you can then fish into the pool you've made and find the best ones that are neutralizing whom you can then modify those by making their half-life longer. Lots of fishing going on right lots of fishing going on you can also create a library of antibodies with a completely synthetic system. These are not naturally made an animal. You can then stick your fishing pole in there. I mean you. Basically stick bait into their like spike protein or just the region of the spike protein that the neutralizing antibodies attached to. That's Your Bait. That's your worm. And then the antibody jumps on that you can have two at about that. Both find the spike protein but different parts. See you kind of have the backup. In the case of one of the Abullah monoclonal antibody treatments in Congo. That worked that has three in the cocktail. There's no real limit to how many antibodies you can have. But there is a limit because of cost and manufacturing rights. There's there's one other limit. That's interesting Sarah. That's I mentioned. The spike protein has a small region on it that is where the neutralizing antibody wants to attach. That small region can only handle probably two different. Antibodies don't overlap with each other and as you mentioned there are what fifty different teams chasing this but now there's an organizing force out there. This is a consortium started near near you. Yes so the bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded Erica Omen Sapphire here in San Diego to try and sort through all the different. Antibodies being made in help prioritize triage with one's look best. These consortium ideas make a lot of sense in practicality. They're often hard to run because not everyone's cooperative. I'M OPTIMISTIC BECAUSE COVA. Nineteen has led to more cooperation than I personally have ever seen in the scientific community that you know these are companies. That are competitive. But they're all pledging to work together so we'll see a lot of what we talked about so far as a mechanism so we know where it should bind. We know how to improve the life span of these antibodies. What about translating these ideas these experiments into the clinic? How optimistic are you? And researchers about this working in people so antiviral drugs are a big ask when it comes to respiratory diseases. We don't have a lot of them that were in fact for viral diseases in general. It's it's tough to make drugs monoclonal. Antibodies hold great promise. We know the structure of spike protein. And how it attached to human cells. We know how to make monoclonal much better than we ever have. Because the technology has improved greatly through and autoimmune diseases and we have some hints from convalescent plasma. That can work if used early enough so I think there's high hope that these monoclonal. Antibodies will prove their worth and the Ebola experience where everything failed other than the monoclonal adds to the enthusiasm I'm GonNa keep picking at this a little bit longer so you mentioned that. Ebola had three monoclonal treatment but that people are aiming more for two in treating corona virus because these are expensive. They're not necessarily easy. To produce is going to be a problem if this does prove to be a really good treatment. Yes or no of first of all in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A second MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY. That worked was a single monoclonal antibody. Okay yeah so it's not necessarily better to have a cocktail It might be better to things like resistance that could build but both of those work the triple Combo and the single against Ebola. Are THEY EXPENSIVE. They have been in the past but the cost has dropped. I've been told tenfold in the past ten years. Just as manufacturing has improved. We also are seeing a rush internationally to provide support for treatments and preventive for Cove. In nineteen and my hunch. Is that if something does work. A lot of money will pour out of wealthy countries. Will there be a problem. Getting these out equitably to poor people and they're also hard to deliver yes inevitably inevitably. It will be a problem and there's also the risk of rich people getting it. I right so I think these issues are very real the bill and Melinda Gates. Foundation's consortium is trying to address this upfront. But these are always sticky. Sarah you know back historically if we look back at what happened with pandemic flu vaccine. They're the rich countries of the world. So will will donate ten percent of our vaccines to the poorer countries. That's not the real solution to the problem. You talk about a race with vaccine so if a vaccine comes to clinics for the antibodies do. Is there any call for them? At that point so the antibodies can be used both as a preventative and as a treatment in theory. Antibodies are going to enter the clinic in June. They probably will have an easier time proving whether they work and are safe than a vaccine so in all likelihood if antibodies are effective they will prove themselves. I necessarily who knows? But that's how it looks to me today and on May first. That's how it looked. Thank you for putting the date in there. Yeah Yeah 'cause you know this is where we're living in corona virus. Dan Our everything is so accelerated. Who knows you know weird? Things happen every day. Now Yeah and it could be that we never have a vaccine
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition
"Two hundred and fifty million people around. The world are suffering with an autoimmune disease. Nasty things like lupus. Hashi Motos thyroiditis grades disease or hyperthyroidism. It can be things like Multiple Sclerosis. Psoriasis RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS and we're looking at autoimmune diseases. What we know is an auto immunity. The body's own immune system is attacking the tissue cells and so there are five key nutrient deficiencies that we commonly see on lab work that are associated with these autoimmune diseases the first one is vitamin D deficiency. We know about eighty percent of our population has vitamin D deficiency in Vitamin D is extremely key for modulating coordinating the immune response without that modulation or coordination. Our Body is much more likely to attack itself and create some sort of an autoimmune disorder or chronic inflammatory disorder. And so why are we deficient in vitamin D? Our ancestors used to get it from the sun and from organ meats like liver consuming on regular basis in our society. Today we typically avoid the SONNER spending a lot of time indoors. Many people are putting on sunscreens when they do go outside. We're just not getting the sun exposure to boost up vitamin D and we don't consume the organ meats that are rich in vitamin D. So what do we do for Vitamin D? I would definitely recommend supplementing with Vitamin D and I use several different varieties. This is my doctor. Dr Span D Three K. Two and it's always a great idea. Get Vitamin K to with your Vitamin D. Because they synergies help get calcium out of the bloodstream to bring it into the bones and they work together to help coordinate the immune system. So this right here. Easy one cap gives you ten thousand. I use of Vitamin D. Which will really get your levels in the ideal reach for autoimmune disease. I like to see vitamin D levels between sixty and one hundred nanograms per milliliter most of the clients. I'm talking with non working with the Rangers are usually between twenty and up to maybe forty nanograms per milliliter so boosting it up with a good high quality ten thousand. I use a great strategy. They also use this. Thorn D Three K. Tooth so liquid dropper and so this works fantastic sting up your vitamin D levels and you can really modulate how much you're using instead of just a standard dose of of ten thousand US. You can take six thousand or eight thousand in general. The Standard Dose should be between one thousand two thousand international units per twenty five pounds of body weight so a good maintenance dose is one thousand international units per twenty five pounds of body weight and accelerated dose for an advance dosage to raise your levels up higher should be about two thousand international units her twenty five pounds of body weight again. Good idea to get in. Fight Him with vitamin K as well. So too great strategies you can also use something like cod liver oil which works great and this is something I used for my own children out of them do teaspoon of cod liver oil which provides a thousand international units of Vitamin D and so small children. This works graded also gives them Omega. Three FATTY ACIDS VITAMIN A. So it's just jam packed with nutrients. This is coming from the liver of COTS. So you think about again the organ meats really powerful so the second nutrient deficiency that. I see most commonly with autoimmune disease is seek and so- zinc is so absolutely critical for the production of something called superoxide dismutase which is a key antioxidant that protects our DNA so we need zinc for that fact. Studies have shown that when we are deficient are thymus gland this is where our t helper cells which are critical for coordinating the immune system the thymus gland atrophy streets. We have a smaller thymus gland we pour maturation of our t helper cells. We end up with an imbalance between the two branches of the immune system and that can lead to chronic inflammation and a lot of immunity. So we want to boost up our zinc okay. One of the best ways is zinc supplements. Zinc supplementation is very inexpensive. I'm a fan of sync listening. It's a glossy molecule amino acid of glycemic that helps bring zinc through the digestive track and into the different cells body. Glazing is also very anti inflammatory for the body and helps with liberty toxic so I have a sub mccaw zinc charge right here and so this is in charge so I'll put my clients on twenty to forty milligrams of zinc charge sometimes higher if we see Really really strong deficiencies on their lab work but a good twenty to forty milligrams. A day is a great maintenance dose. If you're lighter under one hundred and twenty five pounds twenty milligrams if you're over one hundred twenty five pounds. He probably be twenty milligrams twice a day with the fantastic dosage zinc which is also keep hormones. It's really important for healthy skin and good detoxification so zinc great supplementation dumper verse shutdown auto mutiny in your body the third big one is glutathione. You know that you cannot have an autoimmune response in the body without a glutathione deficiency. So we've got to address this. Vitamin D is critical for producing Luthuli on in the body. So we always want to address that zinc is also important for it but sometimes even when we have those nutrients our body just isn't good at producing the glutathione that it needs. Maybe it's overwhelmed by chronic stress. Maybe we're in. We've been exposed to a lot of toxic metabolites that have drained our youth. I on production so we can supplement with different things in order to boost up Gouda. Thion one would be something like a high quality way protein which will have sistine insisting sulfur containing amino acid that is the the major precursor to loosening up. Now what I found is that most people autoimmune disease they struggle with dairy even way protein or grass that way so. I don't use that. I will use a lot of sulfur containing vegetables like Broccoli Cauliflower Avocados Red Onions as well as garlic. These can all be really good. They're all Sofer sopra compounds and they helped boost up system levels so those are great. I also use a supplement a bluetooth ion supplement. There are many that you can use in fact selenium helps you stop Louis. Theon things like NS CDL sistine or otherwise called Knack. Anisul Sistine provides that Sistine molecule for Lutheran production also Alpha LIPOIC. Acid is an amazing accident that Helps Support Bluetooth Production now with auto unity. Oftentimes I see that people have a genetic issue where they're just not able to convert sistine into effectively. So what are we use? We use actually this Super Ludo Theon for these individuals and this is in a seat elated. Luda THEON SLAVEN. Acetyl group that connects to these sulphur. Containing Amino acid within the glued on compounds helps bring it through the digestive track. As if you were to just take straight I on your digestive system would break it down. This is a patented form that helps get it through the digestive track and into the cells. Were commutes right away as a mass rainy ochsner to protect the DNA till coordinate the immune system and the white cells very critical people. That have autoimmune disease. The fourth officiency is going to be Omega. Three fatty acids and so in our society. We eat so much omega six fats because reading processed foods reading lots of Greens. Different things like that. All of those things create a essential fatty acid in balance. So we want Omega three fats. We're GONNA get those from wild caught fish so you can eat wild. Caught fish like wild caught sockeye salmon sardines and show these things like that to boost up your mega threes. You can also take a fish oil highly qualified. Pipe purified fish oil supplement. I'm a huge fan of riddick. Naturals brand I know they'd be third party testing fully purified no mercury or environmental toxins in there and he'd get purified. Epa IN DHA. You WanNa Marine source of Omega Threes. If you're thinking flaxseed walnut spor green leafy vegetables are going to provide the right amount of Omega threes knows very tough for your liberty convert into the long chain. Dha so I prefer fish. Wild caught fish. That's been purified again Nordic naturals. They've talked about the COD liver oil earlier. That's a fantastic source of Omega. Three fats also provides vitamin A and vitamin D. as well so fantastic source though last deficiency we've got to address with auto immunity is healthy gut flora healthy probiotics so in our society. We processed foods. We Genetically Modified Foods processed foods genetically modified foods. These things have a lot of compounds in them that destroy our gut. Microflora we also take in antibiotics. Take them through a prescription. We also find them in our tap water drink tap water and we also find a lot of our meat products our commercialize meat products so taking a good probiotic supplement. Really keep community. I'm a huge fan of rotating different probiotic strains the major ones that we use. Are things like lactobacillus acid off lactobacillus planetarium bifida bacterium difficult? Bacteria is a really powerful one for large intestines lactobacillus small intestine fifty `bacterial for the large intestine will rotate those in along with soil based organisms. We use the promo charge. This one's one hundred billion. We also thirty billion somebody. That's been on antibiotics at some point recently. Or maybe you've been on chemotherapy. We go ahead. And we use the hundred billion to re inaugurate. They're fast and then we rotate it with the prescriptive cyst which is soil based organisms rich and full vic and humic acids which are great for helping our body to detoxify and their spore forming probiotics. That help reoccupy late. The Gut in a really mild manner on. That's typically very easy on people who have more sensitive digested trans. So we'll use the promo charge and the prescriptive system rotate those through. So we're getting kind of the full blend of bacteria to help reinstate the gut to down regulate inflammation and help the body heal the way it was assigned. That's five nutrients that we've got to address. You'll autoimmune disease number one. We talked about vitamin D number. Two we talked about zinc number. Three talked about glued Afyon Number Four. We talked about Omega. Three fatty acids number five. We talked about Healthy Gut. Flora utilizing the right type of probiotics. If you do those five things you are well on your way to healing autoimmune.
Malaria Drug Helps Coronavirus Patients Improve, in Small Study
"We're starting to see some promise shown in various drugs that are being used to treat corona virus in your times reported that the malaria drug the president trump had been promoting hydroxy chloroquine not detecting cleaner you idiots hydroxy chloroquine and that that is actually been effective according to The New York Times no Larry address address the floor clean up to speed the recovery of a small number of patients mildly ill from the coronavirus according to doctors in China William Shatner infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt that is going to spend it send a ripple of excitement out through the trading community that's what it was small and limited to patients were mildly or moderately ill not severe cases but we're starting to see some evidence emerge Dr oz actually talk about this and he said yeah that we're seeing some we're seeing some news that the hydroxy floor cleaners is actually effective all the patients had the mall near when they started over the course of the five day treatment with the hydrochloric when a fifty five percent of the control population where they just got to normal therapy there's that wasn't resolved the resolution of the pneumonia eighty one percent of the patients on that record when there was improvement in the logs images in addition and that was small those by the way I everything I've said is that physically significant even at sixty two patients despite being small they still got the measures that we like to see that is very good news Dr Sanjay Gupta of course comments over at CNN is their chief medical correspondent he just would rather still unproven treatments for cover nineteen a number of trials are in the works we don't know if any of them will show effectiveness against the novel coronavirus here if you might have heard of these I dropped the floor clean and clear clean these related drugs are used to treat conditions like malaria and autoimmune diseases there's limited evidence partially from studies on human cells it could have anti viral effects when I process is being that they could make it harder for coronavirus enter human cells thank you said the evidence isn't there history should make us cautious in the past chloroquine showed promise in vitro against influenza but ultimately can prevent infection in humans he says the danger isn't just false hope we see shortages of these drugs which people need for unrelated conditions now as you read this severe which is one of a number of anti viral treatments doctors are looking into now they work by blocking the virus ability to replicate says this was developed by Gilead sciences previously Gilead sciences previously tested against people and mirrors it is not been approved as a treatment yes other anti retroviral drugs are also being tested like a combination of HIV drugs a randomized trial published this month found they did not improve seriously ill patients compared to standard care alone and then there's convalescent plasma which is taking a component of blood from people very recovered and hoping that their antibodies could mitigate the effects and people were exposed or infected he said we tested this with the ball up to get this up and running we need to ramp up antibody testing a blood test different from the nasal swab we've been hearing about he says the list isn't exhaustive nothing has been proven to work so far he says right now again don't rely on all this but we're we're seeing some promising treatments but we just don't have enough evidence to say that this is definitely the the be all end all at this
Now we are living like people with Autoimmune Diseases
"And I think I speak on behalf of most of my fellow bay area residents when I say that living like this has taken a while to get used to it but it's actually a glimpse into the daily lives of many people who suffer from immune disorders like HIV aids and some cancers who were also as it happens among the most vulnerable to dying of the virus KQED's Laura Clive ins has that story massage therapist Candace Palmer Lee lives in a suburb northeast of San Francisco her daily routine it may sound familiar I'm careful about door handles I always put my sleeve over my hand or right touch things with my elbow instead of my fingers if I go into an urgent care clinic I'm wearing my mask and I don't touch anything and I'm constantly washing my hands the palm really hasn't been doing this for just a few weeks she's been doing it for more than a year that's because she has a rare auto immune disease that among other things weakens her lungs in my support group we joke that allow you know everybody else is finally living the way we live every day to control her illness she takes two medications that suppress her immune system Dr Paul volberding runs the aids research institute at the university of California San Francisco he says that millions of Americans have weakened immune systems damaged by viruses like HIV or suppressed by medications for conditions like asthma psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis being in a compromised might not so much increase your likelihood of getting infected with something like code nineteen but it might make the outcome of that infection much worse just a few days ago Palmer Lee found out she has a corona virus well I'd say my stomach dropped out Palmer Lee's been sick and stayed home for the past few weeks she thinks she's through the worst of it but will remain under quarantine with her
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The mindbodygreen Podcast
"The study entirely through philanthropic gifts because We need to show I with some pilot data that we're not harming anyone by not giving them drugs So that were co Doing this comparing people who are not getting drugs and people who are getting drugs in that well let us finally be into answer. I can you get control of your serious autoimmune disease activity with Diet and lifestyle although If not what? What is the level harm So that that's an incredibly exciting innovative study. That will change everything for the autoimmune patients in really for the punctual medicine in integrated medicine. Docs taking care of them. So what do you think we're going to be if you could look into the crystal ball? What do you think we're GONNA be talking about and five years? I S wealth. What'll what'll happen is once. Get that study enrolled in wordless show that people can get control their disease or to what level they can control it without drugs. Then the next study will be taking Newly DIAGNOSED MS PATIENTS. Who want to have a diet lifestyle. And then we would randomize them into those who have to wait a year to get drugs and those who don't and compare the two groups and then we'll build the show do drugs add much or not it that study if I can show that the drugs. Don't add much that you can do just as well in Iran my sitting on Diet and lifestyle that will change everything and I think I'll be able to be answering that question about five years so that's why I can't sleep at night. This is so profound so if we go back in time when you first got diagnosed did you ever imagine where we'd beat it a word you'd be today and no you know and Whereas I diagnosed I was trying to be brave. I read the literature was terrifying to see rap progressive disease and then it was apparent that I had a very aggressive form. You know very rapid decline in so in two thousand seven. I thought I knew exactly what was going to happen to be Bedouin. Demented Powell intractable pain. My pain turns on I it is so severe involuntary grimacing. Grunting can't talk can't walk. Can't swallow can't speak in so in two thousand seven. I had a very grim future ahead of me. So how did you get through that and to mindset will was it was it? The was it that exactly because you start to think about like my kids. It's not about you anymore. It's not it's not about me. It's about my kids In the fact that my kids were watching me and I knew that whatever I did would be the ultimate lesson that they would absorb in so I could either model that you get up and go to work no matter how difficult life is and that your life is difficult. It's not fair and used to the best he can or I could make other choices. That would not that would model that. When things are difficult you give up. I Love I love the path. You chose yes. You've changed the lives of so many people There are a lot of people listening. I'm sure whether it's our autoimmune. And do you have any? General buys for those people yeah My whole program is designed around Siler Health Sawyer nutrition..
Possible Symptoms of Autoimmune Disease
"Today show is called possible symptoms of autoimmune disease based on the rest of our show from last week about thyroid problem. So we're going speak a little bit about thyroid. Problems turning into autoimmune things. We're also going to talk about some other auto immune issues and the possible signs and symptoms that you're headed towards auto immune disease so with that getting started. We've got a ton of questions at the end again. Thank you so much for writing in to us in giving this those world. Try our best. Well Dr Elissalde tries best to answer them and We'll see if we can inform you and get you a little more educated because you guys out there learning so much coming back in quoting as things we've taught you and we're just so proud of our students here so Dr Lewis. Can you tell us a little bit about auto immune issues and why? They are so prevalent in this day and time it seems everyone has won a Can ramble on that for quite a while. You know one of the things. I'd like to say though. Yes you've learned a lot but it's not what you know it's what you do. What you do is by far more important. I'd rather have a not very well educated patient that just follows instructions because they always get better results Speaking of that and I'll let you get back to that. You're talking about a patient patients. They get good results. Do and what you do. We had a lady that came in for You know we run low cost lab work here for those people that don't know what we do and then in in about three months we run it again just to see how things are coming along and what. We change with the products Our last patient of the evening walked in our store last night and I said your lab results just came back and I just need to compare them again she. She had run her lab. I think it was about four months ago. I lab looked pretty high risk of heart attack and a whole bunch of other flags on the lab and really scared her pretty pretty bad and she was so diligent in keeping up with the program we gave her. I mean you saw like clockwork. She never ran out of any of the products she never said. Hey how about I take one of these off and just get these few. She did everything we told her to do and When I showed her lab last night just briefly I said Oh by the way your chance of heart attack and stroke. That was currently high is now in the in the low range non-existent All your digestive issues are are are corrected. All the flags that were on. There were totally God. Immune system was way better and she started crying and I said I did. I do something wrong. And she said no she said I needed to hear this so bad she said I cannot believe that in a few short months that you have totally reversed all of this. She said I had another functional medicine. Doctor that I was with for over a year and he tried and tried to get my heart risk down and he could never do it and I said well you know it wasn't us that was doing it. Yes it was our knowledge but it was her participation at it like Dr Lewis said. She totally trusted what we told her to do. And she did the work and That it made me cry. We were all up there all crime for different reasons so I just wanted to pass that along. You're absolutely right. Yeah and and you know the other functional medicine doctors very good very competent but You know they're also playing with hormone replacement therapy and I'll tell people wanna see you know. Go to your MD or do for that if you want that. And there's a caveat for everything There's there's certain risk no matter what you do so you know. I I tell people all the time. This is not Alternative to good medical care but it's certainly very very complimentary so out on the end diseases you know. Some people just bigger. Oh well if I just removed this. Everything goes away your part of the plan. Some some people's College for four hours and you got to remove the toxins that organisms or the harmful foods There's essential oils. That can actually help with that. To help. Kill some of the noxious bacteria in the In Gums and down in the GI track. We use some of those Cappella ACID oversee Help fight yeast and most of us have too much of that going on. The reason is is because we have a society that has The farmers have been compensated for growing corn and soybean and then they're genetically modified. That's not necessarily a good thing. Then then we have food. That has Antibiotics in it sometimes growth hormones the antibiotics and our food and just the pesticides can just cause all kinds of problems with the microbiome of the Gut. Which that's Worthy Immune System Resides for the most part so remove the toxins or organisms. Found out. You know what it is. There's it's usually just dairy wheat. Excuse me I keep having this bronco stuff. But it's not nearly as bad as used to be Darrien weights. The top two chocolate comes in usually third-place which bothers me a lot but the dark chocolates. Not Nearly as offensive coffees and Eric can be nut served. Citrus fruits outs and people. So but you doc you talk about going gluten free. Oats don't have gluten in it. Well what if it's grown in the field where they used to grow wheat so gluten can be a big problem and it depends on the condition for you know for example? Migraines it's usually wait seventy eight percent of the time then in oranges and eggs come in second and third but for Coladas or IBS. It's dairy wheat. Chocolate coffee is different things but dairy and I'm not against dairy if it's raw milk and still has a good bacteria in it but going gluten free is is made a big difference for many people. But you know depending on the conditions if you have psoriasis. The first thing I would suspect is a nightshade sensitivity. Pepper cloves nutmeg Sometimes the nuts can't do that sometimes artificial flavorings. There's so many possibilities. That is hard to figure this out so you know that's why I tell people yet. Try the most common ones but more importantly Let's go to reoccupy the guts with the good bacteria. That's very very important. But that's not even going to work unless you replace the digestive enzymes because digestive enzymes have an immune boosting effect. That's actually it maximizes itself. When the blood is alkaline is but that's kind of an over-simplification isn't it? True you know the auto immune things haven't hasn't there been a rise in it that there's a lot of people getting it Has Something to do with losing some of the bacteria in the colon. That should be there. That's not anymore. I think it's worse than it was five or ten years ago. Or maybe God just sends us more people because we're a little bit more intelligent or better educated Than we used to be so yes. I think in common but at least more and more people with autoimmune thanks for coming to us in Macau partner. I'll tell ya I don't trade it unless it's connected to the musculoskeletal system but you know if the cells are going bad you've got metabolic syndrome or diabetes or whatever it it's adversely affecting those sales it's adversely affecting the sales that Come at well the muscles and the skeletal system so it it if you fix when you fix the other. The main thing is use the power in the body to do that and so yeah. I think it's the lack of bacteria and I take several different types of products. I think it's very important and I've said this for years. That people have over sanitized the biggest Ingredient in the hand sanitizer paranoia. I don't do that and there's nothing wrong with good bacteria that come out of the soil. I don't wash the Heck Outta my organic carrots. You know rent some. There's studies kids that have dogs and cats have greatly reduced allergies because their body has been exposed to and and their good bacteria in the soil. Unless the crops or ground on conventionally farmed You know because it has the N. p. k. and has the glyphosate etcetera go to your local organic farmer. I promise you it's worth a little bit of bonus that they charge extra for that sometimes. It doesn't even cost extra but it's really worth it. Well in old days didn't a lot of the people eat. Dr Like you know during the time of hippocrates at all that didn't they actually eat dard I mean I know a and now we have you know bat dirt but If it was organic dark that they tried to get a little bit of Dart on their food just so they'd be healthier.
What Is Your Body Trying To Tell You?
"Dr. Cynthia Lee had several mysterious and debilitating symptoms arise and she spent several years forging a path to healing in her conversation with Dr Hyman Dr Lee shared how tapping into her own intuition played a key role in her recovery. And it's just amazing the kinds of things that that people can recover from. And now you've written this great book brave new medicine which is a really fabulous story about how you as a physician understood that. There's a different way to heal your illnesses and your autoimmune disease and all this weird nonsense that we don't know how to deal with in medicine. It was a strange sense that because I understood chronic diseases I mean I was an internist. After all an expert in chronic diseases that was somehow immune to it had. I known about Functional Medicine or even integrative medicine at the time it would have been a much smoother path but I because I had to rebuild the paradigm from the bottom up in order to even get there It took me many more years. Oh how did you come out of it so The first thing I did was I went back to basics. And so I didn't you know I I did secondly just start seeing an acupuncturist or start. You know trying energy medicine or anything. That's really alternative. I was like okay. No I'm Dr off of crystals. No Oh God. Meditation was like like pulling teeth so I went back to basics. What I ended up doing also was distancing myself from the diagnosis and the prognosis. Because it was more despairing those are the name of your disease isn't the cause of your disease right. Exactly this Oughta know me. It just means your nervous system isn't working syndrome. Just injured tired all the time. Tell you why when my thyroid is out of whack. It wasn't just. My thyroid was my whole hormone system which is tied then to the digestive system which is tied to an immune system like it suddenly started making thighbone right exactly connected to the brain which is actually amazing medicine that our entire training teaches us the opposite that there's all these organ systems right tech the GI system and the liver and the lungs and the brain and the hard and the home. And you go to specialist for every different part. You and nobody connects the dots right. It felt very overwhelming And so that's when I ended up I I actually I. I did and you know I had an unconventional navigator was. We had a visit from some friends of ours who ended up staying with US and We had known them for years that they'd never stayed with us and we knew that the wife Pia was Was also clairvoyant. And she said I can teach you how to develop intuition which I had never heard of. I did not know that intuition was something like music or art like you can develop it. Yeah you can practice it. And she was very pragmatic about it and she said No. This isn't mean you're going to be clairvoyant right but it just means that you can learn to to open this other side of your brain that has probably been closed off for a long time because of your training and your upbringing so I So she taught me how to do that Well she me what I needed to do. To begin to practice to open up to that and a lot of it was it was so basic a lot of it was just silencing my analytical mind and being in my body the second part was the well actually they were both really hard they were both really hard silence analytical. Mind being in my body because my body was so uncomfortable and so she said you know you can only heal something that you are connected to. Here's something you're detached from So that was healing on multiple levels. Both that I had to inhabit my body which was probably one of the biggest Steps in terms of healing not being afraid of it but going into it and then also learning how to read sensations for messages and not just symptoms that. We're making me miserable. Yeah always say the smartest doctor. The room is your own body. If you listen to it absolutely and I really learned to use intuition to guide me like how do I choose? What TO DO Is this the right diet for me? is gluten. Really something that I can return to something that I really need to stay off strictly so It began to it. May that navigation much easier for me and And it's something that I encourage my patients to you know to develop if they're interested. It's it's simple. It just takes a lot of repetition and quite listening. There are tools waiting within all of us that can help improve multiple states of disease. We just have to open ourselves up to them and be willing to dig deeper. Dr Hyman further explored how we can begin this process and cultivate greater soft love and his conversation with Dr Andrew. Pennington you might. Here's something when you start to tune into your body and say well. What is that pain associated with? Well it's because you're over working or because you were hanging out with those people that you know you don't have any business hanging out with like you start to get underneath the chatter and underneath the symptoms and the pain to the deeper meaning and that only comes the more that you're willing to listen and face it Mussa research study. I'm sure you know about this. Were were they had people journal for. Twenty minutes a day not like I went to the store and bought milk. But what's going on underneath? What's really up below in their hearts and their minds or souls and they just twenty minutes a day it was a randomized controlled trial where they looked at people who just wrote about whatever they did that day versus what recently deep inside and these people rheumatoid arthritis and asthma. They got better on objective measures over the course of three six months. Which is kind of bizarre. I mean how can you regulate asthma rheumatoid arthritis which are quote Real Diseases? Which people suffer from it? How do you do that with just writing in your journal? And that's the power of this process and I think that's a really important piece that that is is hard to do people. Actually I think don't know how to write what's inside. They don't even know how to listen to. What's inside? How do you get people to sort of begin to listen to that other higher self waste because there's a there's a unconscious voice that we can rant and rave and blame and not own and you're inviting people to do something quite different? Which is to listen to that other voice in your head. That's whispering maybe faintly. How do you get it to be loud and clear? Well I take people through an atonement meditation and in the beginning just like with the first step of the cornerstone process. I envy people to take five deep breaths and just become aware aware of whatever's going on so if there are thoughts if there is some little chatter even if it's the mean snarky chatter of self judgement or it's your laundry list or all the things you've forgotten. Just become aware of it without judging it and let it pass without grabbing hold and going down the rabbit hole with these thoughts and as we invite people to do this we we asked him to only start with like eight minutes a day because of course the studies show that you can literally impact your brain and eight minutes go. We lead people through this atonement meditation process which starts off with allowing anything that comes up to just be without judgment and then we start to tune into what would it feel like if there was a loving presence that said it was okay but said you know what you are feeling like. Everyone's taken advantage of you. I'm so sorry you're going through that What if that compassionate presence was just saying I see that and I'm here for you So that inner critic and exactly and again you might still be in the. This isn't fair. That's okay but if you can invite compassion in little by little you'll start to feel that compassion towards yourself and as we tune into the compassion that is typically when people are willing to like let go of a little of the intense ego struggle of. This should be my way or this shouldn't be happening and it's like well. What if we opened up our mind and said okay whatever's best. Let me be guided by that. As Dr Hyman regularly says our body is the smartest doctor in the room in order to hear what is telling us we have to take time to meditate reflect and practice self love these tools at our disposal anytime of day. We just need to utilize
What is the Microbiome?
"Let's back up a little bit and talk about this whole thing of the microbiome because we we started with functional medicine. There wasn't the word microbiome but we still focus on normalizing the gut function. We talked about the four our program which is a restoration program for the gut and how that can help so many different diseases. But the microbiome is the sum total of all the organisms that we have in care around inside of us in that also can include Viruses can also include fungi. You know the ecosystem of the microbiome inside the body is like a rainforest and at some point. Some people's ecosystems are so disturbed. So messed up. This like napalm is hit your rainforest that's like a corn mono-crop. Yes so you've got this whole ecosystem bacteria it's been disturbed by all these new talked about C.. Sections anybody anybody accused lack of breastfeeding and so on and our diet also Plays a huge role in the growth of good or bad bacteria and you can feed it certain things and it makes it worse than other things and it makes it better so talk about that. Yeah so so. I always tell patients that when you're eating food you WANNA be choosing your food not just for you what you like. Your you know the things that are pleasurable for you but you also want be feeding the good bacteria and we talked earlier about the Ackerman Ms Sinophilia. That's a specific bacteria that is in the body and that you want to have on high levels and when we do the testing we can actually determine. Do you have high levels of it or do you have low levels or we have no levels are very low levels and there are certain foods which you can incorporate into your diet. Things like pomegranate and Baca and A case the case Uvira cranberries and things like that these are foods which are basically pre pre a prebiotics. And when you incorporate them into your diet you it's like praying miracle-gro grow and a garden they start to flourish. They start to take over and they help balance out the whole ecosystem. Yeah I think is one of the biggest advances in our thinking about God. We get probiotics and that'll fix it but you know you're giving like fifty billion is a lot right but you have it hundred trillion bacteria so it's like a drop in the ocean he's athlete and one of the big insights I had was actually from an experience I had last year where I develop colitis so long story but I had been sick for mold and I've told that story and I had had a recurrence of my gut because I had the C. Diff and that was kind of really messed me up and I check my stool and had really low levels of this ackerman SIA which has been linked linked to autoimmune disease linked to poor response to immunotherapy for cancer. It's billing two Cardi metabolic disease and diabetes. And I'm like WHOA. Oh this is not good so I started to research it and created this cocktail of cranberry Pomegranate Green Tea Keisha fiber products other products. And I took it and it literally. Within three weeks I went from full blown clients to completely normal perfect. Yeah and it was sort of a wakeup call for me. In which was you can't just get products you've got to feed the whole inner garden and what it likes is certain foods and likes all the polyphenols yes in the polyphenyls colorful dark rainbow color chemicals that are in plan foods certain plant whose have more of the berries and so forth. Absolutely your microbiome is depending on what you feed it. How you grow your inner garden depends hands on what you're eating and you can create a nasty garden with weeds and toxins and bad stuff and poisonous plants or you can create a really flourishing rich garden it it actually takes care of you and also the other thing that a lot of even physicians are not even aware of is that most of your immune system is got? Yeah yes so I mean I had one patient in particular particular who I saw. Who came in? It was a great story. She came in And she was Having a MS as their diagnosis she also have community autoimmune disease multiple sclerosis and she also had infertility and I did a a complete workup on her. She had Despite osas had had bacterial overgrowth also had sensitivity to gluten and had also some not a heavy now big level but some level of of Mercury in the body. So so I worked on a diet worked on You know both prebiotics and probiotics to clean up the gut got her completely of gluten and Lo and behold I guess what her multiple sclerosis went away. Amazing disappeared are not not to say that you all her medals out to not to say that all cases of multiple sclerosis this are due to that but there are many pathways to multiples. Close the door. Many pathways to Alzheimer's disease or any disease Aaron disease exactly because the body hit will manifest it in and only certain inflammatory pathways but and then ultimately she got off of her medications her. Ms To this day is in complete remission. She has no symptoms on nomads. And as the side effects you've got pregnant. The personalization of medicine is what functional. Medicine is all about. and that's really what's different here about. How are we practice medicine at the ultra wellness? Because we're looking at each person as an individual or creating personalized medicine and personalized health which is radically new way of thinking and we we just lump everybody with the same symptoms in the same categories. But it doesn't tell you anything about the cause and I always say just because you know the name of your disease. I mean you know what's wrong with you all right. And that's what we do too very detailed histories here through very advanced diagnostic testing. Look some of these things so the microbiomes ecosystem of bugs and our God. It's trillions of bacteria area. It outnumbers ourselves by ten to one outnumbers. DNA my one hundred one and it has been linked to everything from disease to cancer. Heart Disease Diabetes Obesity to autism to Alzheimer's. I mean the list goes on and
How Metal Toxicity Affects Health And Aging
"You're going to one hundred eighty you're going to be full of metals metals inhibit metal Kendra function. They lower your testosterone because hair loss they caused grain and they cause cancer As was actually a whole bunch of other diseases you've got to lower your exposure to them and you have to get rid of them as you live. Hi I'm K- pro. At one of the producers of the doctors pharmacy podcast genetic variations. Make some people more prone to heavy metal toxicity. Some of us are very very good at detoxifying while others are not in this mini episode Dr Hyman shares his personal experience with mercury poisoning in conversation with founder and CEO of bulletproof. Three Sixty Dave asprey. Let's listen in there's compounds I read about called key leading agents that you can take with your food when I eat Sushi. You need the fat from. I'm fishing. I take cla which is a fracture. Also while Klerl will bind to the mercury in the Gutsy poop it out but clearly will not pull mercury out of your brain so so what you end up doing is over time you lower the incidence of metal entering your body and you slowly remove. What's in your body and I talk about how to do that in the book but if you don't know that metals matter and you're just sort can you roger how much metals you have in your system and yeah there's two ways in supreme that I write about the gold standard is you collect urine and see what your body's excreting with or without an agent that may cause you to release more and more common and cheaper way but less telling is a hair test and there's usefulness for both of those but you can go to functional medicine doctor and say I'd like to do have medals test and they're usually order a urine test for you and it's it's very common to find elevated mercury and lead in fact if you're over forty you're probably going to find it? Yeah so here. He let me share the practicing physician. Who won suffered suffered from mercury poisoning added to and to have straighted literally tens of thousands of people with mental poisoning and have done tens of thousands of tests? And I would say it's probably one of the most ignored and underappreciated causes of chronic disease. He's that doctors don't know how to think about well. Measure and personally for me. I lived in China. It got huge exposure to mercury. I don't have great jeans detoxifying. And it destroyed every system to my body yet destroyed my gut. I had diarrhea for for years and bloating and pain. It destroyed my might Aqa Andrea. I develop chronic fatigue syndrome and there was such an extreme version that my muscle enzymes were high my CBK's wok six six hundred. My liver was affected. My immune system was affected. I sort of rashes and sores all over I was completely cognitively impaired. I couldn't focus distinct concentrate remember I was you know in your your thoughts. This is like you know twenty five years ago and I was so bad and I literally had to become an expert in mercury and heavy metals detoxification. And I've written a lot about it but I think you know I would say that for many of my patients who suffer from weird a strange elements. It's ready things to look at and the only way to really know what your body burden is. You can look at your blood but that only ninety. Yeah I mean if you're eating a lot of Sushi you'll it's high but I'd ages stop. It'll go away. You can look at your urine but you're in also wasn't going to be high unless there's an current exposure so if the lead foundry or your you know eating tons of Sushi I might see a little bit of mercury the only way to really look at your body burden. It's a challenge test where you take a pill. It's a key later. And you clicks this year and for six hours hair tests also check for fish methylmercury which is where we mostly get our our mercury from that that also will go away if you haven't eaten fish for awhile and then there's another test that looks at the blood work that measures the inorganic mercury which comes from pollution in or from fillings. And that's called the quicksilver test and that that is surprisingly when people have a mouthful of fillings and you can see the difference between fish or or or or Ah Dental Mercury. I and the treatments are depending on the person you know can be very aggressive depending on what they need a guy. I've a patient. WHO's got this terrible herbal autoimmune disease and giving her intravenous support other people can do is oral support? There's medications but it's it's it's a whole process. It has to be done safely. I think your point is really well taken. I think it's an under served. An under appreciated component of medicine and a hopefully one day. We'll get on board with this just because it's just I mean it was interesting there was there was a An article near Time said I was quoted and it was based on the special forces. Oh yeah the says get lead right. Yeah so this guy. This guy came to see me. Whose job was he was a special forces guy who was a blast expert so they go blow up stuff you know blow up doors up up this and they had to train and practice and they had indoor practice training and and these guys were getting all sick and out you know the special forces? This guys aren't lingers. They're not Weiner's I don't feel good at work. Those aren't those guys either guys who stay in freezing ice water for an hour and swim right right right and do four thousand pushups and like you know. Don't sleep for three days. I mean these guys are not Weiner's humans and so the guy came in. I'm like okay. Well tell me you want your job like oh we blow stuff up we shoot like Oh okay and so I said let's check your heavy metals. And they were sky high. We put him there whole program. He was metabolically. Quiz system was working. He was overweight. PREDIABETES had cognitive functioning immune issues gut issues all got better and then he started sending special forces guys to us us. We start treating them and they just got better and one of them was written about in the New York Times how has his medical crew and everybody dismissed him and he completely turned around and the guy who is the lead expert at Mount Sinai who measures bone lead which is the most accurate way to measure leading the body. It's not an easy easy available commercial test but it's a very powerful research tool. He said these guys had really high levels of lead and he said on the follow up tests he saw the level's come way down and he says he's never seen that in his entire experience and this is a guy who was an expert in. How can you be an extra in lead in not know how to the body drives me nuts? It's not because it's not seen as a problem acute poisoning yes chronic poisoning. No and there's nothing you can do about it. It's just nonsense and there's in fact an FDA approved drug called the MSA yes Zayn for lead removal and actually removes mercury. So I think you know people listening if you have any stranger where two elements if you have anxiety. Depression Russian insomnia autoimmune disease gut issues fatigue. Cognitive issues it may well be heavy metals and And you need to find a good functional medicine doctor to help you diagnose that are you gonNa Functional Medicine Dot. Org Ifm Dot Org and you can find a practitioner. Who May know how to do this? I I'm GonNa go a little bit broader than go. If you are over fifty you and you have not gone through a course of action. You are not doing aging right. You have to do this if you are alive in the modern world and you wanna live to a highly functional old age and the reason I say this is that the safe. EPA limits for lead us to be twenty parts per million and they cut his forty goes forty two twenty ten to five five and now they're finding even down to one. They're seeing cognitive impairment and kids cognitive impairment and increased risk of cardiovascular disease and now the people who are the experts in letter saying quote there is no safe limit of lead in. If you are forty or fifty you cannot be alive and not have a lead burden in your body. You must remove it and it's not that hard especially if you're not really sick it's not gonna be a big deal and it's so strange because medicine just ignores this but in the journal circulation which which is one of the top cardiology journals. It was a paper number years ago that showed that if your level was over two which is quote within the normal which which by the way affects almost forty percent of the population. Has Your risk of stroke goes up eighty nine percent. The risk of a heart attack goes up one hundred and fifty percent. The risk of death goes up from a heart attack fifty five percent and this is more than smoking or cholesterol. Wake and it's like. Why doesn't your cardiologists talk to you about this? So what are the. What are the basic tips? If you're not getting a key. lated what are the basic tips for detoxifying detoxifying not just metals or you mean metals metals. Like how I mean. How or it all works for everything but how do you? One of my favorite compounds is glued Afyon and you can increase glucose levels by increasing vitamin C. BY TAKING NS Beatles osteen I- manufacturer glorify on pill. You can get intravenous glutathione which acid and you do you go to find out your clinics right. Yeah Yeah and we do it at upgrade labs in La for people to recover better. I'm Alpha LIPOIC. ACID is another thing selenium can help and and Zinc zinc can help the natural key later Cilantro but surprisingly. You WANNA take to launch only after you've removed most of the metal from your body because Asandra can actually move heavy metals into the brain because it's one of the things that can also penetrate the blood barrier so you go through and you say you know I'm just going to build some of these in on a regular because base and then you need fiber and P and sweat shocking. How those
What the World's Longest-Lived People Eat
"This many episode Dr Hyman Sits Down with National Geographic Fellow and author of the Blue Zones. Dan Buettner blue zones is a term Dan. Dan coined to designate the geographic regions were high. Percentages of centenarians are enjoying remarkably long and full lives. Let's listen in as Dan shares the commonalities season. Diet as well as lifestyle among the longest lived populations in the world in two thousand. My team came across an interesting fact the World Health Organization named Okinawa's the place in the world with the longest disability free life expectancy and so they have we want they live a longtime managed to elude most chronic disease and die fairly quickly. We we call that the rectangle survival curve. You don't die long painful so you you. You live along time healthy well in boom. You're dead. Yes that's kind of what you WanNa do and really that was kind of the founding of blue zones in two thousand and that that expedition expedition was hugely successful and I had the idea that if there are there's a blue zone area and area where people live a long time in Asia there must be other areas in Europe and Latin American United States. I got funding from the National Institutes on aging to hire demographers to to do the science of population defined statistically longest lived and then recruited a team of experts to help me distill that sorta common denominators the the the bigger high in these blue zones areas around the world is that longevity was not something that was pursued. It's it's something that ensued from the right environment so the healthiest foods beans and Greens and nuts and tubers huber's and grains are they're the cheapest and most accessible curiously no matter where you go and you see people living along time doing the same nine things and they they're clustered in four more areas number one. They're moving naturally as opposed to exercise so nudge into movement. They tend to have a sense of purpose. They can identify the articulate that sense of purpose purpose. They're downshifting. There's things sacred daily rituals downshift them so stopping and being as opposed to doing yes but it's it's less less conscience and Moore wrote for example. Okinawan women are Okinawa older will can owns will always stop what they're doing before they eat. They'll say three words Hachi BU which reminds them to stop eating when their stomachs are eighty percent full adventists were the longest the Americans they all say a prayer so the punctuation between the busy busy life and their food so they're slowdown in each slower. Costa Rica can cut you. They take a nap sir. They do happy hour hour nap. I don't know what everybody does it. So it's not like you're the outlier by you know having having a couple glasses of wine after work or taking a nap at three in the afternoon so and then when it comes to what to what they eat their ninety five to one hundred percent of their dietary intake comes from plants the pillars of all longevity diets in the world. I mentioned before Greens grains whole grains nuts beans and tubers so no matter where you go those five things making daily diet eat meat about five times a month the fish maybe two times a week unless you'd think commodities commuter coastal communities right. They look coastal okay so they're Sardinia Italy it cut he agrees Okinawa Japan the Nagoya Peninsula of Costa Rica and ill Loma Linda three of those Pfizer kind of island. One is peninsula but the blue zone areas are always inland. They're always up in the highlands. They tend to live on a slope in fact one of the biggest corner stigma. Mill longtime is the slope of the land which you live so live on a hill exactly. Yes I live on a well. Yeah and you have to walk down down. Yeah I mean that that's makes sense to me but that was K- studied very carefully in Sardinia and the this the steeper the village the longer the people lived so and then the the the foundation the power nine foundation was keeping your investing in your family became part of a faith in me faith it was and then really paying attention to the people you hang out with yeah so I started out with blue talk about purpose and the ports of the family ah shifting but at the end of the day you realized that the runway for health for most Americans is what we eat through our mouth three times the day there are networks people love to eat so in the last year or two. I've been really focusing on food and trying to really think through what the longest people eight and how to translate it for American populations so you know there's some interesting data on like you know meet and and whether it's harmful or helpful and a lot of it has to do with what the context through overall diet is you know my my view on meeting for I mean in all honesty and blue zones people didn't need you know they typically knew the name of the animal and they took occur the animal for a long time and then it was time for the wedding but it was infrequent often as a condiment. I would argue that most Americans are are disease comes from overeating and over the the wrong kind of food which is usually usually meet not always I mean there's a few one percent of meat. Is You know grass-fed and we ate at once twice a week. There'd be no problem with the reality is to send the message alleged that it's okay to eat meat or the longest people in the world he meet people. Take it the wrong way of if you really want to eat healthy the one one of the keys is having the skills to make a few I I would say plant based meals. I beans is I would say is the the the should be the main ingredient because they're hardy and they kept the protein. You need got cook them. We probably know the plant paradox but the thing is is interesting because you know you talk about how a lot of these cultures consume a lot of beans and there's been a lot of popular books out there lately saying that electons issue and beans are concerning anything 'cause autumn unity and inflammation when you look at these cultures they had very sophisticated ways of actually combining different foods of cooking them breaking down these things that actually may be problematic so can you talk a little bit about that. I Yeah I think that was unfortunate propaganda about that so I mean yeah I mean yes if you eat them raw their problem but I mean here we have seventy percent of Americans are be third are pre diabetic dropping dead of heart disease and we're worried selected for crying out loud. It's it silly I can tell you beyond a shadow of a doubt the the five cultures who are living the longest were eating beans almost every day and probably a cup of beans means and I would say that I mean as long as you soak him. Cookham to a boil electons aren't an issue the reality of the gas problem. Is this your if if you're eating meat cheese and eggs all the time your gut bacteria is is going to proliferate to die to optimally digest meat eggs and cheese when you shift and all of a sudden if if that's all you're eating egg mcmuffins and then all of a sudden you shift to healthy being based your your your gut bacteria. Gaza what the Hell's going on here. It's GonNa be a war but that were only last for about a week or week and a half and then all of a sudden your gut bacteria shift so it can break down those long chain carbohydrates that are in beings to digestible carbohydrates well hydrated and you don't have that issue I every single day I zero issue and and you're talking about how to start out with these smaller beans like rather than kidney beans. Lima beans lentils goals and beans that are easier to follow the far the gaseous if you're not eating them regularly again after two weeks of historic lentils PS and move your way is an important thing that people don't realize about the microbiome in the role plays in all chronic disease including obesity and diabetes and so the way to cultivate your inner garden is by eating getting a lot of plans by eating a lot of fiber rich foods. I liked the inner garden. Yeah I mean we gotTA tender garden. We got the we got a lot of weeds growing in there that are causing disease and the way you get the weeds as you put in the good stuff and it crowds it out so you know when you look at these traditional cultures and I have you done this in Burkina south facade in Africa they looked at the microbiome microbiome of of these people eating more traditional dies and then compared to western Diet and what the microbiome listen they're and they're completely different and you know this is really an important thing that I think hobbies happening in these cultures where all have much healthier digestion is much less autoimmune disease much more anti inflammatory diet which is which is really what's driving being their alone Javadi because we know the longevity is really related to two things one is inflammation or lack of it and to is your ability to handle sugar and
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Doctor's Farmacy with Mark Hyman, M.D.
"In Lenox three other doctors. I Two P as five nutritionists and we work with people from all over the world. We've probably over seventy years of clinical experience together and it's just amazing the kinds of things that that that people can recover from and now you're doing that your own practice. You've written this great book brave new medicine which is a really fabulous story about how you as a physician understood. There's a different way to heal your illnesses and your autoimmune disease and all this weird nonsense that we don't know how to deal with medicine right and sort of what does it look like like the lived experience. you know to your point though I mean I right at the end of my book about this essay this famous essay say called arrogance back in nineteen eighty and the the New England Journal of Medicine editor at that time where he'd been retired Ingle Goldfinger he was dying from cancer and had written this very provocative essay where he's talking about arrogance at the time and I would say it's Arrogance is probably probably not the not vice of today. I think it's more just not seeing right not seeing or denial a little bit hubris. It's a little bit of denial and he had posed the question. What would what would medicine look like it. If one of the prerequisites for all doctors entering medical school was that they had a serious illness. What would it look like right and so oh yeah we're there'd be more empathy. Would there be more belief. I mean like this. This one of the central questions in my life has always has been around belief like what is true and what's not true. How do we make ourselves. Believe things if we don't and yeah and like how do how do we start with that like as a doctor but just believing all patients and as physicians we were subliminally trained to have a dismissive attitude too many categories of patients you know if you had aero bow well that was in in your head or if you had chronic fatigue of mal joe or if you had a you know even more serious illnesses like krones are colitis all that was psychological yet manifested visit physically but you know these were trouble patients right right. I mean which is so ironic and unfortunate for everyone. I mean like I know for myself and many many of my colleagues and friends that I went into medicine to alleviate suffering and you know how much of it are we perpetuating you know one of the the themes also that that comes up over and over again with chronic illness and I know for myself to is you know reaching that point of hopelessness helplessness and there becomes a learned helplessness on top of that when you get punted from doctor to doctor to doctor so are we perpetuating illness as well through through the system and you know I so yeah what I want doctors to go through this. I mean hello but you know so. I sort of turn that question question its head like what would medicine look like if doctors nurses healthcare practitioners had immersion in wellness yeah what if doctors right were taught to sleep well what doctors were fed well and their training. What if doctors talk terrible. What would it look like? What would medicine look like if we could consider weaknesses in residency training? Oh that I know that but would we would. We have that experience then to be able to translate to our patients right. I mean we're ultimately teachers. Let's functional medicine is it's the science of creating health yes and when you do that disease goes away as a side effect. Yes and you're right. I think you know if you look at most healing traditions. A lot of Shamans or healers went through some crisis health crisis some trauma something initially. Tori illness was sort of help. You know sort of select them to be healers. We'll do that anymore. We just have the hazing of medical school it but that makes us all kind of unwell anyway and we then normalize that absolutely yeah yeah and then we sort of pass it on right. It's it's a kind of trauma is kind of trauma and we pass it on to our patients inadvertently so how do we break that cycle and I would say one thing though just to to bring up related to that in terms of my healing was it was hard for me. I mean even when I found functional medicine. it just it was e- I I just had such little energy and that it was easy still for me to have hope I hope fatigue quite detri- by another thing to try again and what I ended up. Discovering that was easier was to release so instead of sort of going you. You know trying to think positively trying to be optimistic which were things that surrender to it. Absolutely I mean because it those whose qualities feel like sunlight to someone who is suffering from a migrate right. I know I need that sunlight but it is killing me right. Now you know my husband was the sort of embodiment vitamin of resilience and confidence and optimism. I couldn't stand being around him. You know he was stressful up from where I was and so what I a ended up stumbling across was. Oh my God like I'm carrying around a lot of grief okay yes. I've got my lost identities and time lost and all all the suffering but like you know all this stuff came out right to agree ritual I didn't I didn't know this existed but you know back generations nations ago and cultures those like soul detox is right like how do we do. This is not a body sold the hearing and it is subconsciously programmed into the way our. DNA falls into the way our our neurons are wired and so you you know in grief is in is non discriminate so like my father was going for my health you know just the loss of function of my body and all this stuff came out cobwebs right from childhood from you know residency relationships in the past and and in the shame the shame of having ving these this mysterious illness but being a doctor who cannot figure it out and that was really really really healing so then as as you say as a side effect what ends up filling up that space is health right is oh. I suddenly become more are optimistic. I have more hope because their space for it. It's not something that I have to will myself in order to get I couldn't do that. That's amazing yeah so you've you've taken all you've learned you've been through so many different cycles of struggle and you've recovered and come back on top and you're in this book and you know as beautiful as you know. It's really your your story but it's an inspiring story and it's a it's it's sort of a window into both sort of how traditional the medicine we kind of missed the boat a lot of times and how you can on your own become empowered to find a brave new medicine but you also also share at the end of the book fifteen steps that are about healing about how to care for your body and how he also in a way you sort of and make it really simple for people in how to actually create hell for themselves. Can you take us through those yeah so I mean a lot of the steps. Were ones that we covered and so the way that I sort of live through the experience of my healing journey is you know was really through the Journal. All that I kept in the Journal was something that I had kept since I was a little girl and so when I began when I sort of made that shift like of God to try differently you go back to pathology one. Oh One review inflammation okay. What's my first step like this is going to be my experiment. I'm an N. of one and my doctor and my own patient. Life is experiment. Step number one asked new questions and so then you know number two I think was the resetting my inner clock right number three so I kind of yeah. I just build it. Step wise as I'm living through my healing journey so it's a how to you but it's sort of it's really can't miss really simple. How do you see your rhythm these sleep. Yes you give yourself permission to receive in how people help you right right right which was yeah. It was really challenging. 'cause. I stopped driving for a quite a while and yeah most people are just just like. Oh my God that's just horrible you know like how do you get a you know you can't even get around and I started thinking about like who who can. I carpool with WHO can get a rifle. It ended up being a strange community building experience and then I realized also I don't have to live my life so fast. I I can slow things down can wait for Carpool. so there's a lot of things. I think that happened with healing like for instance diet. I might prescribe a diet. That's that's human for myself for my family or my patients and maybe it's less about the Diet per se than just getting them to connect to their food right right getting them to connect to their bodies and they're paying attention and they're treating themselves with love. Like how much is that yeah get daily dose of. Nature detoxify ourself ms are really well laid out in very simple almost like you've taken all the concepts of functional medicine listen and traditional Chinese medicine and everything about healing and integrative medicine put into really very practical things. Some of them are kind of strange like what your intuition intuition. Tell your thinking mind where to look next right so now that's a that's a quote from that are took from Jonas salk right one of the inventor of one of the polio of accidents and that was another thing that was was sort of reassuring to me when I when someone's would have thought well. I'm getting to woo who out there but really looking at scientists forefathers of modern medicine who were they. They let their intuition SORTA guide their discoveries so I was like oh again. We calling blue. It's actually very human we've just forgotten it in our culture and so many other things like heal your gut and the thirty day diet reset which is super important 'cause diet drives so so much diseases people know and breaking habits and just having pleasure and looking for root causes. I mean surviving. Levin loss really really fantastic. uh-huh finding your story. I mean these are just real nuggets of wisdom around healing that you've really come to the hard way. Pleasure is my favorite prescription amazing..
When Someone With Celiac Disease Gets 'Glutened'
"Wanted to talk about being gluten te which sucks it's also funny word like what I got over Colorado has Celia or nausea sensitivity getting gluten to which is now a verb which is funny is when you have you experienced some kind of Karan's contamination or you unknowingly or knowingly I guess consume something that is going to make you feel like balls from the inside out it's horrible so what happened was I was at a Mexican restaurant in Colorado when we were out for this wedding and I was careful to order all the gluten free foods you know ask questions whatever and then about halfway through the dinner I started feeling that telltale feeling for me that there are was in tiny knives stabbing me on the sides of my intestines and you kind of start to double over in it's horrible in for all of you than experienced this before I'm so sorry I'm giving you the official right now but so after that happened I knew that there had been some kind of cross contamination or something luckily by these uh-huh I knew it was only a cross contamination I hadn't actually ingested like a piece of bread which probably would put me in the hospital because the last time that I had unknown knowingly consumed any kind of gluten was I'm pretty sure back in twenty thirteen and having one sip of beer put me out of commission for four days and I had to stay home from work and it was horrendous That was not great so I can only imagine what would happen since it has been that long without me adjusting any of this he is fully not equipped to deal with any of that plus it's like an autoimmune disease so there's two anyways strategies to deal with this is is being really careful in trying to do all things that you can to not consume gluten so luckily I had known really quickly in this situation that something had happened and was able to take some activated charcoal really quickly which is kind of my first line of defense for anything like this I always take activated charcoal with me ever I'm traveling usually when I go out to restaurants too just in case it's kind of like a much much milder version of EPI pen for someone who has and if lactic allergies so my throat isn't going to close but I'm going to feel like death for the next couple of days and this is one of those ways to naturally carry something out that is not going to do great things for your body so even though I had taken that almost immediately within like fifteen minutes I still felt like absolute crap all night in halfway through the next day so luckily with the things that I'm about to tell you right now this is how is able to feel better faster also keep in mind this is not a substitute for medical advice these are just things that you might want to try again this is not going to work for everyone I'm not saying that this is the protocol that will make no better immediately this is just what I have done and it worked pretty well for me you know aside from just abstinence from gluten which would be the best stink so took the activated charcoal as soon as possible after I knew or suspected what had happened tried to drink tons of water to flush it all out attempted to sleep it all off even though sleeping was not really happening because I felt horrible in was worried about all of the things that were going to happen the next day after something like this happens highly highly recommend drinking something like broth Luckily I had brought with me travel packs of barebones broth for a little bit of protein Collagen gloomy and all of the minerals that are basically going to bring you back to life I also added some new tablets like the electric relates in water that I was continuing to drink throughout the day and then some simple food that you know is safe the best thing that you can do is eat in your own kitchen where you know there's going to be no cross contamination if you can't do that because you're traveling the next best thing is to go to a place I have been taking the just drive probiotics since before I went to Bali while I was in Bali since I got back so I knew that that was something that could help I got back on track a little bit quick ler quick quickly earlier while that's a word things are going well I'm a little bit burned-out guys anyways so yeah that's what I did in terms of
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on Real Talk with Dana | Nutrition, Health
"To focus on what really matters others because you don't have to choose between your health and your heart which is just amazing and i love that and her goal is to show women how to regain respect love and trust of their bodies and the food who've eat after years of damage but <hes> before we get to the episode at this point i will have just gotten back fresh off the a plane from bali which is pretty cool. I'm probably severely jetlagged. At this point. I hope you guys have been following along my instagram if you haven't than i have been logging and saving everything on stories probably put a bunch of pictures up at this point and i'm going to save it in my highlight so that you and i can both relive vicariously seriously through all of the amazing time that i have been having out there but anyway anyway so what does it tell you guys that this month on the podcast. I'm going to be focusing a lot on god digestive health probiotics on food sensitivities on leaky gut on all of the things trying to make our tummies feel a little bit better because on this podcast we are all about feeling better from the inside out and a lot of time. We're dealing with digestive issues whether that's a result of an autoimmune disease whether that's a result zolt of not tolerating a certain food that you're eating whether that's a result of a history of disordered eating or eating disorders controlling your food bacterial overgrowth parasite all all of the things we are going to be talking about all of it so if you guys have any specific questions about digestive health and we did go into that a little bit on this episode specifically specifically talking about digestive health for vegans vegetarians which isn't something that i've talked about before i know that for a fact but if you have any questions about digestive health cinnamon either due to my email it's real food with dana dot com. You can also submit a question to the podcast. You can message me on instagram all of the things but that's going to be the focus for this month. Let's get started so sarah. You are a digestive specialists for vegans with celia activities and you also work with women struggling with their relationship with food in their bodies so that's like well first of all a mouthful you tell me how you got to where you are today in specializing in this from your own personal health journey yeah no like a lot of i think coaches ben just medical professionals definitely got to wanting to help basically like a a prior version of myself back when i was struggling more so a lot of those things do apply to me and my own past. I was was a vegetarian back in junior high definitely not a healthy vegetarian. It's what you'd expect. When you lead at twelve or thirteen year old start dictating their diet and on ben started having a lot of like really random like seemingly unconnected issues in high school and then right before i turned eighteen hours diagnosis lake disease and so going gluten free solved a lot of.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on Fit Fierce and Fabulous Podcast
"Yourself looking back. I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and e-, you know, anybody who has had to navigate the autoimmune maze per particularly in western medicine. You know, it's like God bless all of us because trying to navigate that in in western medicine is just ridiculous western medicine is so reductive, and they really yeah. I'm all about things that are evidence based, but there's such a reliance on evidence based in the insurance system that you know, a lot of things you could try you're going to have to pay out of pocket for. So when I was diagnosed I I was super scared. I was highly symptomatic I was I was like how could this have happened to me because I didn't do cross fit back then. But I was a runner never smoked would meditate, you know, vegetarian always doing what I considered to be healthy things and on and on. Lawn. And you know, it took some time. There was like some actual grief that I had to reconcile. And then it just always felt wrong to me that I was ever diagnosed. And then a couple of years later. I was just in a lot of pain about it. And there was something. Like, I don't know when you were training clients. Did you ever see any of them like just get backed into a corner around their limitations? And then something came out that was just like F this, no more. I'm not doing this anymore. I'm all in like, everything shifted and that that's kind of what happened with me around that. And I just went. No, no, no, I'm done. I am. I don't know when it's going to happen. But one of these days, I'm going to go in for my blood draws and this is going to be gone this this just I'm done. No. I'm not doing this. It's no. And yeah, I I have experienced dot with people like the the phase of they're doing everything. And then they decide that it's not enough. And then they go into like this weird thing where they're like. I'm not doing enough. I'm not losing the weight fast enough. I just give up and then I'm like come on like you. You know, you feel better and really pointing out all the amazing things that are going on for them. And then they shift that hall like, okay, I can do this. Yeah. There's something really powerful about deciding. I don't know how I don't know the way. But like this is what's happening here. I'm all in and I'm committed, and that's like that's what I decided, and I stopped being symptomatic. I have figured out my combination of supplements that have me basically Haman right along, and you know, doing cross fit and half iron man's and running after a four and a half year old and keeping pace with her and running a company, and I really think a lot came out of that decision which like we're talking like the day that that happened. I mean girlfriend I I was doing the ugly cry. Okay. It was not like, oh, I was meditating. And I had a zen. Download it was like I was just backed into a corner. With my own grief, and anger that this had happened to me. And it was just like, no, this isn't even happening to me. I'm not doing this anymore. I'm not symptomatic anymore. And I just started dragging my ass out of bed when I didn't feel like it. I just started going. No, no. Here's what we're doing here. This is what we're doing here. And it wasn't like being unkind to myself. It wasn't like a kicking my ass. It was more like a very firm. This is what my life is about. And I will not accept anything less, and that was really powerful. So I look back on that. And I'm like Yay. And it's not that I never have bad days. Nobody's perfect horse. I I'm I'm feeling pretty damn good. Most days event is to love that. End to let me tell you don't let the doctors tell you anything. I mean, listen to your doctor, of course, suggesting you know, like, you need to decide what's best for you. But when your doctors are saying, this is just how it is. Now. No, no, no, no, no, no, go to the doctor. Who's like, we're going to get you to the, you know, even if this illness has limitations of some kind we're gonna get you into like tip top shape, surround yourself with the friends who are like Hella..
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Bio Report
"Dexterity and the company efforts to bring the benefits of precision medicine to people with autoimmune diseases. If If you you think of. think of the diseases dexterity is focused on MS lupus rheumatoid arthritis. A common element of these conditions. That patients will go through periods of remission separated by flares for listeners, not familiar with flares. Can you explain what they are? Now. The short version is temporary worsening of disease condition, you know, autoimmune diseases different from a lot of other ones in that. It goes curious of what seems like remission, but will then go through a period of intensity where it really picks up in for not really sure why from a biological point of view what what's happening during these flares. It's a little different everybody. But on one level your body for whatever reason has decided that it is mounting, a more intense immune reaction against something in your system. It's RA Julie joint or the liquid in the joint if it's something like this. It can be anywhere throughout your body from a patient point of view what happens to someone during their health change. How were they treated? It can vary greatly in some cases, it can be just. More discomfort have difficulty movement for other individuals that can be really the ability beyond able to get out of bed. That'd be very similar to if they were had the flu very hard and very fatigued. We've seen great advances in precision medicine the ability to develop more targeted interventions. Detectives eases earlier stages before they can be tougher to treat and do greater damage, but I you that most of the efforts today focused on cancer in which you're also working in are there things like autoimmune disease just more complicated or not as well. Understood. Or is it just not as economically attractive a market? Well, it's a little several different things. There are some commonalities between cancer and autoimmune disease. An answer particularly eleven relevant nowadays is immune therapies for treating cancer come on board. But there's also quite some differences. You know, in the US, we have a very strong, focus on cancer, the cancer moonshot, and such and autoimmune diseases of you know, you tend to have to look at different types of marker. And it's a different way of treating them of versus cancer Kanter tended to be a single episode that you're really focused on trying to figure out what's going wrong. Very often the precision medicine is based upon looking at the tumor itself and mechanism like a mutation that has led to a change in autoimmune disease, you need to look at a different molecule than DNA. You're looking at. Arne his DNA's dynamic cousin, and you are looking to see what is changing in terms of how your body is reacting and it is this evaluation of immune response that is key to apply precision medicine. What's the potential to detect flares before they become full blown and the benefit of doing? So be. Well, I mean first thing is understand the magnitude of auto immune disease. Whether people realize authors, really autumn, you Napa democ in the US. And I h estimates had there's at least twenty three million individuals living with an autoimmune disease the auto immune related diseases sociation estimates that number closer to fifty. There's more than eighty different conditions, but some of the most prevalent tend to be are a lupus MS and the difference between them is what part of your body. Your immune system has decided is you know, is foreign that it needs to attack. If it was a virus or germ. If you could for these people had leaving normal life is very difficult. Imagine if you were always feeling like you were flight of fighting the flu, and they're very often is very little information to give them, you know, to predict whether or not there's going to be a flare up in their disease activity. If we can learn how to monitor those patients effectively from home to spot of flare before the change happens such that you can bring them in to increase their treatment. Or, you know, the even greater. Moonshot would be to say can we read not only your home monitoring of.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on SuperTalk WTN 99.7
"And it helps to maintain energy production it balances out your mood. Remember, we said that the adrenals their ears people. They got a short fuse. They're anxious all the time. They don't like to be under stress put them under stress, and they get mad, and they get irritable. So adrenaline helps to calm them down. And it's a good source of natural vitamin c not a scorebig act acid, but natural vitamin c. So it's a good source of that and vitamin c is an antioxidant is one of the true vitamin c is one of the highest antioxidants that you can get. So that's what we would do with the adrenals. So again at my office. We're looking at the adrenals were evaluating the adrenals, usually if you have a thyroid issue here, you're going to have an adrenal issue. Even if you haven't addressed it a lot of people they're walking around with a thyroid issue. They're taking their medication. But yet the symptoms are still the same. That's because the underlying issue hasn't been addressed, which is your dream glands. They're the backup for the thyroid. Here's another issue on the thyroid is a lot of people have never been checked for what's called Hoshi motos Hoshi motos is an autoimmune disease that attacks. The thyroid it is not a thyroid problem per se. It's thyroid is the target. So an autoimmune means that you're. Immune system went haywire. Usually it's the antibodies which are there to protect you against viruses bacteria, parasites in yeast. They went haywire in they're attacking the thyroid. Nobody knows why. Well, that could be an issue because there's no medicine for Hoshi motos. But luckily, there's nutrition to help suppress and eliminate the symptoms of Hoshi models that can be handled naturally. All right. We're gonna take another break there. If you have any concerns health concerns that doesn't have to be on our topic. You can call six one five seven three seven nine.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on KQED Radio
"The lot of people on from the left side of the aisle really come after me about the identity politics stuff and the people on the right side of the aisle come after me about the nationalism stuff or the populism stuff and into part of my point and this is gets to my point about how we don't focus on any progress at yale we've seen all these controversies of late about how you know minorities feel oppressed there was this whole thing where they got rid of the word master for like the ra's and some dorm because master conjured images of slavery these fights over free speech and there's this this running theme about how you know minorities people of color women need these safe spaces they need to be respected if you actually go through the course catalog at yale gaels been in the process of respecting these points of view for a generation there are scores of courses on everything you can the everything a social justice warrior would want to see courses on there are almost no courses on the american founding or the revolutionary war meanwhile at yale and plenty of other schools there are dozens of identity politics safe spaces the african american students union the hispanic caucus whatever you go down a list for every kind of sort of transgender gay all these kinds of things all of these spaces have been carved out for for for people who feel like they need to be respected and yet the response is always this is not enough that there is still this vestigial bigotry and oppression lurking within these institutions and a lot of ways i think it's symptomatic of a larger problem we have in our culture which is sort of that we have kind of an autoimmune disease where when you have an autoimmune disease the.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show
"What we need more ways to study whether and what works for people as opposed to works in some abstract yes i think you're absolutely right and it's uncomfortable to talk about yeah well it's it's and you're because you're talking about the kind of materialist frame in which medicine is has been conduct right and that we've and medicine has tried very hard to get alchemy and mysticism out of its out of its purview and here comes back in and i think that's very threatening to some people but there's been so much interesting work going on about the links between the mind and the body and the extent to which you know our mentality affects our physical health inflammation has you know is is a physical phenomenon with strongly tied to stress and that can affect our whole body and i think you know we're moving toward breaking down this simps implicit mind body duality and this work is taking us further in that direction one of the most stunning store stories i heard which i actually did not include in the book for various reasons was of a woman who was dying of an autoimmune disease the horrible disease i forget the name of it right now but it basically turns all your cartilage into bone so you gradually lose your your flexibility your joints and you're eventually bedridden she was completely bedridden this is a woman who'd been a kind of a junior administrator at harvard and i heard about her from a second delic researcher and and she was you know seventy five percent of people die who get this disease and she was bedridden and had heard about iowa's go which is this you know now very popular amazonian psychedelic plant medicine which contains dm tea which is a powerful second dot com pound and other stuff and she wanted to go to peru to have an experience because she'd been told this might be a last ditch thing that could help her a she couldn't travel though she was bedridden so the people in peru.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on WVNJ 1160 AM
"To live in active and independent life that eating the right foods is important um mostly plantbased foods that are unprocessed or minimally processed a good variety of fruits and vegetables and whole grains over the course of the week um and being careful about portion size so there was a very interesting article that i read and it was published in the journal frontiers in nutrition and what they did was put together groups of foods that are proven to relieve rheumatoid arthritis and i wanted to share that information with you because this journal listed foods that have been proven to relief symptoms in the long term you know that rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease it affects uh what over a million people over a million adults in the united states i don't think that sounds like enough considering there more than three hundred million of us because i know a number of people that have rheumatoid arthritis um it's an autoimmune disease that means that the body doesn't recognize its own healthy cells emmett attacks them as though they will foreign and this causes inflammation in the joints and that translates into stiffness and swelling and pain and sometimes even miss shape and joints we've all known people whose hands for example you can look at them and you know immediately they have rheumatoid arthritis so this there are anti rheumatic drugs that's normally the first line of treatment to modify the disease there's not a cure at at this time um and there are biological response modifiers or biologicals the second line of treatment that they're very expensive and they can have some pretty serious side effects still um there are food that had been proven to ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and slow the progression of the disease and there are you know they're there are categories there's fruits there's cereals legroom whole grains are spices herbs oil um so let's look at the fruits the fruits include things like prune plums grapefruit great blueberries bananas pomegranate mango peaches and apple um cereals hole oatmeal was the top of the list there's wholewheat bread and whole rice um whole grains add corn ride billy barley millet sorghum um obviously if you are gluten intolerant uh you got to be very careful about the foods that contain gluten spices uh include turmeric and ginger um olive oil and fish oil are among the oil and green tea and.
"autoimmune disease" Discussed on The Healthy Moms Podcast
"Sauce every day is a great thing to do when your kids are not post antibiotic would just in general i'd give them a lakes three or tablespoons a couple of three times a week or more jerry say very healthy for them because and this is where the whole premise of at apple a day keeps the doctor away came throw because it really does it helps to heal intestinal permeability increase iaak which as a result you've got a healthier got in the help your biker bio so those are a few things that bombs could do to protect their camps those are super helpful and i'll make sure to include links any we both have post on the cell those links will be in the show notes but what about someone who may be because of symptoms or a diagnosis from a doctor knows that they already have some kind of autoimmune disease or just strongly suspects that they do what course of action would you suggest for people in that scenario or uber uber that's a really good question and of i think the most important thing you can do and uh i'm sincere about this is re read my book because it's not that i wrote the book or rather it's the game plan once you understand the game plan it's a big picture game plan is gonna take have six months to a year to arrest this thing and then reverse it it will take that long but you have to understand the big picture of how did there is no pill that's ever going to reverse ms there is no hill that's going reverse rheumatoid arthritis there is no pill let's going to reverse hashimoto's we have to stop thinking that way and we've grown up in a society that believes when you got a symptom do something to get rid of the symptom well that doesn't work anymore we have to our game and how we bank so that when you have a disease or a symptom you asked the question why do i have this and here's the visual that i get.