The Root Cause Medicine Podcast
In each episode, we’ll meet renowned medical experts, specialists and pioneers who’ve influenced the way certain conditions and diseases are understood and treated. We focus on giving you the information you need to understand the root cause, symptoms and treatments available for specific medical conditions.
Your Gut, Your Health: How to Take Control of It with Katie Morra: Episode Rerun
February 29, 2024 • 44 MIN
In this episode, Katie Morra talks about all things related to the gastrointestinal system, including Helicobacter pylori, indigestion, and GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). They dive into: 1. The health risks of heartburn, GERD, and acid reflux 2. Unveiling the symptoms of indigestion reflux 3. Understanding the causes of indigestion and heartburn 4. A mindful approach to food and diet 5. Addressing indigestion Katie is an accomplished expert in gut health, specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition and holding certification from the Institute for Functional Medicine. With over ten years of invaluable experience, Katie has had the opportunity to help numerous patients by utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates comprehensive laboratory testing, targeted supplement protocols, and lifestyle adjustments. Her primary focus is on identifying the underlying causes of inflammation, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities, and other chronic conditions. In addition to her successful patient treatments, Katie takes pride in her role as an educator. She has had the privilege of training various healthcare professionals, including nutritionists, dietitians, MDs, PAs, NPs, and health coaches. Through her guidance, these practitioners gain the skills and knowledge to confidently interpret laboratory results, evaluate complex cases, and provide effective treatment plans for their own patients.
Eating Disorder Treatment: A Functional Medicine Approach
February 27, 2024 • 52 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we navigate the importance of nutrition and medications in treating eating disorders and mental illnesses with Dr. James Greenblatt. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. Addressing malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies in eating disorder treatment 2. How does zinc deficiency impact eating disorders? 3. The role of omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins in eating disorder treatment 4. The connection between brain health and nutrition in psychiatry 5. Dr. Greenblatt’s approach to eating disorder treatment With over 30 years of experience, Dr. James Greenblatt is a dedicated clinician, health system leader, and innovator in medical education. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Psychiatry Redefined, the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. With a prolific writing career, Dr. Greenblatt has authored numerous books on integrative medicine and frequently shares his knowledge through podcasts and social media. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Guide to Preventing Heart Attacks and Improving Your Cardiovascular Health (Part 2)
February 22, 2024 • 30 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we're back for part 2 of the cardiovascular and metabolic diseases talk with Dr. Sanjay Bhojraj. You’ll hear us discuss: How to improve cardiovascular health Approaches to reduce inflammatory burden for better cardiovascular health The role of oral health in cardiovascular health Powerlifting and cardiovascular fitness Dr. Sanjay Bhojraj is a cardiologist and functional medicine practitioner, as well as an educator at Rupa Health. He is the founder of Well12.Health, specializing in the reduction and management of cardiometabolic risk. Before this, Dr. Sanjay was an Interventional Cardiologist at Mission Heritage Medical Group. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Guide to Preventing Heart Attacks and Improving Your Cardiovascular Health (Part 1)
February 20, 2024 • 58 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the importance of diet, lifestyle changes, and personalized approaches to improve cardiovascular health with Dr. Sanjay Bhojraj. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The different types of plaque that can cause heart attacks 2. How to assess cardiovascular risk 3. Personalized approaches to cardiovascular health 4. The role of diet and lifestyle in cardiovascular health 5. Misconceptions surrounding cholesterol and triglycerides Dr. Sanjay Bhojraj is a cardiologist and functional medicine practitioner, as well as an educator at Rupa Health. He is the founder of Well12.Health, specializing in the reduction and management of cardiometabolic risk. Before this, Dr. Sanjay was an Interventional Cardiologist at Mission Heritage Medical Group. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Key to Longevity: A Deep Dive into Amino Acids, Cellular Repair, and Muscle Maintenance with Dr. Daniel Kalish: Episode Rerun
February 15, 2024 • 43 MIN
In this episode, Dr. Daniel Kalish shines a light on topics such as amino acids, longevity, mitochondria, cellular repair, and the importance of maintaining muscle mass for longevity and overall health. They dive into: 1. The importance of amino acids in protein synthesis and overall health 2. Essential versus non-essential amino acids 3. Solving amino acids issues 4. Improving mitochondrial health 5. Maintaining muscle mass for longevity and overall health Dr. Daniel Kalish, the visionary behind the Kalish Institute, has established an esteemed online training program devoted to cultivating Functional Medicine practices. Since its inception in 2006, the Kalish Institute has been instrumental in shaping practice models for over 1,000 practitioners worldwide. Driven by a steadfast commitment, Dr. Daniel Kalish passionately imparts Functional Medicine philosophy and practices to fellow physicians. In 2016, he collaborated on a groundbreaking research study titled "Evaluation of a Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Fatigue, Stress, and Digestive Issues in Women," which meticulously examined the efficacy of various treatments and protocols. Furthermore, Dr. Kalish's knowledge and expertise are encapsulated in three influential books: "The Five Pillars to Building a Successful Practice," "The Kalish Method: Healing the Body, Mapping the Mind," and "Your Guide to Healthy Hormones." Renowned for his profound insights, Dr. Kalish is frequently sought after as a speaker at integrative medicine conferences throughout the United States. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Evidence-Based Medicine Shapes Patient Care
February 13, 2024 • 38 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we dive into evidence-based medicine, biases in clinical studies, and the significance of a patient-centered approach with Dr. Allen Sussman. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The role of evidence-based medicine in patient-centered care 2. How to critically evaluate medical studies 3. Statistical versus clinical significance in medicine 4. Integrating complementary and alternative medicine 5. “Saving the Art of Medicine” book 6. Balancing compassion and evidence in medical practice Dr. Allen Sussman is a highly experienced endocrinologist who has practiced for over 34 years and taught as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Washington. He co-founded the Rainier Clinical Research Center, where he was involved in numerous evidence-based studies and helped develop innovative treatments for diabetes. He also served as the director of Alternative Medical Services at Valley Medical Center and was part of a task force in Washington State to create standardized practices within alternative medicine. Dr. Sussman authored "Saving the Art of Medicine," which provides an all-around view of the medical field and what it means to be a healer. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Why Understanding Your Metabolism is Critical for Achieving Your Health and Fitness Goals with Sam Miller: Episode Rerun
February 8, 2024 • 48 MIN
In this episode, Sam Miller shares all about metabolism, including how nutrition and lifestyle affect hormones and metabolism, the correct way of dieting, and habits for optimal well-being. They dive into: 1. How nutrition and lifestyle affect hormones and metabolism 2. Understanding your metabolism 3. Menopause and metabolic changes 4. Calories in versus calories out - myth or reality? 5. Is dieting good for you? With over a decade of experience as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach, Sam Miller is a renowned expert in his field. His programs are designed to help coaches and health professionals enhance their clients' results. Sam's workshops, classes, and specialization programs have been used by over 2,500 coaches worldwide. He has been invited to speak for prestigious companies like LinkedIn and contributed content for industry leaders such as Barbell Shrugged, Muscle Intelligence, T-Nation, Elite FTS, and many others. In addition, Sam holds a master's degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University. He is also a certified nutritionist and licensed, board-certified health practitioner. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Secrets to Reversing Your Biological Age: Younger You Protocol
February 6, 2024 • 48 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we explore the science of reverse biological aging and Dr. Kara Fitzgerald's Younger You protocol to help you estimate and reverse your biological age. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. How to estimate your biological age 2. How to reverse biological age through diet and lifestyle 3. The role of DNA methylation and the pace of aging 4. Foods that support methylation and DNA health 5. The Younger You program Dr. Fitzgerald is a well-known figure in the field of functional medicine, actively engaged in clinical research on functional longevity and epigenetics through diet and lifestyle intervention. Her groundbreaking book, "Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better," encapsulates her research findings and tools for reversing biological age. She also serves as a faculty at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), authored numerous scientific papers and textbooks, lectures internationally, and hosts the podcast "New Frontiers in Functional Medicine." Dr. Fitzgerald holds a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Oregon. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Reducing Toxins to Detoxify Your Life with Greer McGuinness: Episode Rerun
February 1, 2024 • 54 MIN
In this episode, Greer McGuinness answers questions about toxins and the impact of toxic exposures on our health. They dive into: 1. Uncovering the toxin exposure 2. Toxin exposure symptoms in adults 3. Decrease your toxic load 4. The four pillars of detoxification 5. Investigating PFAS toxins in everyday items With more than fifteen years of experience in the medical field, Greer McGuinness is a biomedical clinician. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Food Science from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master's degree in Science from Central Michigan University. Additionally, she is a Certified Leap Therapist, having helped many individuals with food allergies and intolerances. Greer serves as an expert Clinical Lab Educator at Vibrant Wellness. She also established Biomedical Healing For Kids, a private practice in functional medicine that focuses on children with developmental disorders like Autism, ADHD, and PANDAS.
Redefining a Functional Medicine Approach to Breast Cancer
January 30, 2024 • 45 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we unveil Dr. Jenn Simmons' functional medicine approach to breast health and cancer prevention. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The role of estrogen and progesterone in breast cancer 2.The importance of addressing heart health in breast cancer survivors 3. Redefining breast cancer prevention 4. How nutrition and lifestyle impact breast health 5. Environmental factors and breast health Dr. Simmons has been a key figure in breast surgery and cancer treatment in Philadelphia for over 17 years. With a deep commitment to fostering health rather than simply addressing illness, she has dedicated herself to exploring functional medicine. As the Founder and Owner of Real Health MD, she focuses on empowering women who are navigating their way through breast cancer or autoimmune diseases. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How to Prevent Nutrient Deficiency and Feed Your Body Right with Chris Kresser: Episode Rerun
January 25, 2024 • 52 MIN
In this episode, Chris Kresser and Dr. Carrie Jones dive into nutrient deficiency and talk about vital macronutrients and micronutrients, nutrient testing, RDAs, and more. They dive into: 1. The perfect diet 2. The truth about nutrient testing 3. Why does today's food have fewer nutrients? 4. Unpacking RDAs Chris Kresser is a globally-renowned expert, clinician, and practitioner of integrative and functional medicine. He is the creator of one of the world’s most respected natural health sites, ChrisKresser.com, and a New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com and launched the supplement line Adapt Naturals. In 2014, he co-founded California Center for Functional Medicine and, in 2015, founded the Kresser Institute. Chris continues to tirelessly share evidence-based insights from reputable sources and renowned health practitioners and coaches through various channels such as his blogs, guides, webcasts, interviews, and his podcast, Revolution Health Radio.
Smart Choices for a Happy Gut: The GutSMART Way
January 23, 2024 • 51 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we dive into gut health and Dr. Vincent Pedre's GutSMART Protocol to help you take control of your gut and its microbiome. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. Dr. Pedre’s holistic approach to gut health 2. How to personalize your gut health plan 3. Causes, symptoms, and treatment for leaky gut 4. Environmental toxins and long-term health effects 5. The microbiome and gut health Dr. Vincent Pedre is an expert specializing in health optimization and wellness programs with a focus on gut health. He is the Founder and CEO of Dr. Pedre Wellness and Gut Health, and board-certified in yoga, medical acupuncture, and functional medicine. Dr. Pedre is also a speaker and author of two books, "Happy Gut" and "The GutSMART Protocol." Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Unlocking the Secrets to a Healthy Brain with Dr. Andy Wong: Episode Rerun
January 18, 2024 • 42 MIN
In this episode, Dr. Andy Wong talks about the importance of brain health, including how physical and mental health are connected, the effects of alcohol consumption on cognitive decline, and how to take proactive measures to protect brain health. They dive into: 1. No brain, no gain 2. What is an inflamed brain? 3. What causes brain inflammation? 4. The root cause of depression 5. Dr. Andy Wong’s practical advice Dr. Andy Wong is a board-certified internal medicine doctor trained in integrative and functional medicine. He specializes in investigating the root cause of health issues and working with patients to optimize their health and wellness. Dr. Wong is trained in the Bredesen protocol for the reversal of cognitive decline and is also specialized in acupuncture, functional medicine, and nutrition. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Energy, Hormones, and Health: A Deep Dive into Mitochondrial Function
January 16, 2024 • 39 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Molly Maloof, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. Dr. Maloof’s book “The Spark Factor” 2. The basics of mitochondria and how they help your body 3. The necessity of active living 4. How Mitochondria can help during Perimenopause 5. Why we all need a healthier relationship with food If you’ve ever had questions about Mitochondria, you’re in the right place! Join Dr. Carrie Jones and Dr. Molly Maloof for an exciting conversation about Mitochondria and its wide-reaching impact on our mental state and the health of our bodies. Dr. Maloof talks us through her insights of how lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, can have an effect on our Mitochondria - and how those effects can then, in turn, affect us. The conversation also covers the Mitochondrial impact on perimenopause and fitness as female bodies get older, and how blood sugar levels also play a part. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Are You Taking The Right Supplements with Dr. Jeff Gladd: Episode Rerun
January 11, 2024 • 46 MIN
In this episode, Dr. Jeff Gladd answers all your questions about supplements, including reading labels, fish oil break down, curcumin, vitamin D, and more. They dive into: 1. Are all vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and herbs created the same? 2. Ensure you take high-quality and standardized supplements 3. Debunking the myth of multiple supplements in one pill 4. Good versus bad supplements Dr. Jeff Gladd has over twenty-one years of experience in the medical field. He is the owner of GladdMD Integrative Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Fullscript. Dr. Gladd has become a sought-after speaker on physician entrepreneurship, social media, and technology in healthcare and regularly speaks at Holistic Primary Care’s annual Heal Thy Practice conference. In 2008, Dr. Gladd founded and launched PureHealthMD.com, a website housing professionally authored content to educate people on the lifestyle aspects of health, which he and his partners sold to the Discovery Channel. In 2011, he created and launched the web’s first nutrient depletion calculator, Mytavin.com.
Lyme Disease Everywhere: Lowering Your Risk, Diagnosis, and Treatments for Tickborn Diseases
January 9, 2024 • 66 MIN
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the symptoms, causes, and treatment for Lyme disease with Dr. Tom Moorcroft. You’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. Challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease 2. The link between Lyme disease and co-infections 3. The role of Bartonella in Lyme disease 4. Testing methods for Lyme disease and co-infections 5. A holistic approach to treating Lyme disease and co-infections Dr. Moorcroft has been treating patients with chronic bacterial and viral infections for over a decade. He is the Co-Founder and Physician at Origins of Health, an Osteopathic medical center that specializes in recovery from chronic infections. Dr. Moorcroft is also a member of the ILADS Evidence-based Lyme and Co-Infections Fundamentals program. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Gluten Impacts Your Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Tom O'Bryan: Episode Rerun
January 4, 2024 • 52 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Tom O'Bryan talks about gluten-related disorders and the benefits of going gluten-free for lowering your inflammation and reducing the side effects of autoimmune diseases. They dive into: 1. The five pillars in the development of chronic inflammatory diseases 2. Gluten sensitivity 3. The wheat problem 4. Dr. Tom O'Bryan’s bits of advice Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a recognized world expert on gluten and its impact on health. He is an internationally recognized and sought-after speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and the development of Autoimmune Diseases. Dr. O'Bryan is on a mission to educate patients and healthcare practitioners across the globe about the many possible manifestations of non-celiac gluten sensitivity and celiac disease and why patients with gluten-related disorders require treatment programs that go beyond just a gluten-free diet.
Hormone Replacement Therapy, Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Deb Matthew
January 2, 2024 • 55 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Deb Matthew, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. What HRT and BHRT actually are, and what they do 2. How Practitioners can assess and diagnose your hormone levels 3. Why Breast Cancer isn’t the giant risk we think it is 4. How taking HRT can change depending on whether you have a uterus 5. Taking HRT after you’ve beaten breast cancer Once upon a time, we were told that HRT was the best thing in the world. Then, in 2002, the Women’s Health Initiative Study was published and said that HRT led to more cases of Breast Cancer. Since then, practitioners and women have been in an uphill battle to demyth HRT and increase accessibility to appropriate hormonal care. In this episode, Dr. Deb Matthew helps us break these myths and gives us the truth. Dr. Matthew is known in the US as “The Happy Hormones Doctor”, and you may have seen her share her expertise on TV and radio shows. She’s renowned as a leader in her field of medicine, sitting on many American medical boards and presenting her research internationally. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Got Pain? Use Your Lymphatic System To Fix It with Dr. Perry Nickelston: Episode Rerun
December 28, 2023 • 56 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Perry Nickelston shares his expertise on the lymphatic system, specifically what it does and how to improve it. They dive into: 1. What are some symptoms of lymphatic disorders? 2. What is the lymphatic system? 3. Moving and breathing 4. The big six routine for lymph flow Dr. Perry Nickelston, aka The Lymph Doc, is a Chiropractic Physician with a primary focus on treating chronic pain and inflammation via the lymphatic and vascular systems. He is the owner of Stop Chasing Pain and an international speaker and educator of the self-care MOJO series. Dr. Perry Nickelston is the author of the upcoming book Stop Chasing Pain: A vital guide to healing your body, moving well, and gaining control of your life. He specializes in Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition.
Transforming Menopause Care with Dr. Wendy Warner
December 26, 2023 • 56 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Wendy Warner, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. Transforming women's health with a natural approach 2. The whole-body process of menopause 3. The power of adaptogens and maca for hormonal balance 4. Restoring the mucus lining and the dangers of long-term medication use 5. How to improve bone health naturally Dr. Warner spent 14 years working as a traditional ObGyn and also learned about integrative holistic medicine. In 2004, she started Medicine in Balance, which brought together different medical techniques and perspectives in one place so patients could get the best care. In 2022, she made the clinic fully online, making it more convenient for patients to access medical care from their own homes. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How to Stay Healthy in a Toxic World with Dr. Jill Carnahan: Episode Rerun
December 21, 2023 • 41 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Jill Carnahan shares her health journey through breast cancer, mold, toxicity, and trauma, while giving you guidance on where to start on your own journey. They dive into: 1. Why does a disease start in the soil? 2. Your liver can't do everything by itself - you have to help it 3. Breast cancer causes Dr. Jill is a well-known Functional Medicine Expert who uses functional medicine to help you find the answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Flatiron Functional Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of Queen of Grace Productions. Her new book, Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith, will come out soon. She is also an international speaker, author, blogger, IFM Educator at the Institute of Functional Medicine, and Director of Functional Medicine at Resilience Code.
Take Control of Your Metabolic Health Today with Dr. Casey Means
December 18, 2023 • 61 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Casey Means, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. Metabolic health, energy, and its impact on well-being 2. Key lab tests to assess your metabolic health 3. The root causes of metabolic dysfunction 4. Metabolic health and pregnancy 5. Food, lifestyle, and glucose levels in metabolic health Dr. Means is a Stanford-educated physician who serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of Levels, a pioneering company in metabolic health. She is also an Associate Editor at the International Journal of Disease Reversal and Prevention. Dr. Means is dedicated to unlocking human potential, fighting the rise of preventable chronic diseases, as well as equipping individuals with innovative, technology-driven tools that support intelligent, personalized, and enduring choices in diet and lifestyle. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Enhance Your Body Health, Strength, and Resiliency with Dr. Tyna Moore: Episode Rerun
December 14, 2023 • 49 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Tyna Moore, a trailblazer these last few years on how to be more resilient and metabolically healthy from the inside out. They dive into: 1. What is metabolic instability? 2. Hit the gym and take care of your diet 3. Metabolic health pieces of advice Dr. Tyna Moore has nearly three decades of experience as a leading expert in holistic regenerative medicine and resilient health. Trained as a Naturopathic Physician and Chiropractor, she attempts to bring a unique perspective to those wishing to build a more robust foundation for their health and well-being. Dr. Moore hosts The Dr. Tyna Show Podcast and is a number one best-selling author and international speaker.
Q&A Session with Dr. Carrie Jones and Dr. Kate Kresge
December 11, 2023 • 41 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Carrie Jones and Dr. Kate Kresge, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. Hormones and their impact on mental health 2. The role of antioxidants in protecting mental health 3. Serotonin and gut health 4. Assessing hormone levels for mood and well-being 5. Thyroid health and metabolic wellness 6. ADHD in children and adults 7. Nutrients and lifestyle changes for managing ADHD Dr. Carrie Jones is the Chief Medical Officer at NuEthix Formulations and the Head of Medical Education at Metabolic Mentor University. She is a functional medicine health and hormone doctor who believes in the importance of understanding your body in a simplified manner so people can take control of their health. Dr. Kate Kresge is the Head of Medical Education at Rupa Health. She is a naturopathic doctor with advanced training in mind-body medicine and functional approaches to mental health. Her study of nutrition, botanicals, and lifestyle medicine has enabled her to offer unique expertise and out-of-the-box solutions for chronic and stubborn health issues, including SIBO, PCOS, depression, anxiety, POTS, and more. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Four-Step Process for Fixing Your Fatigue and Improving Your Energy with Dr. Evan Hirsch: Episode Rerun
December 7, 2023 • 54 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss fatigue, ten categories to examine potential causes, and Dr. Evan's four-step process to improve it. They dive into: 1. Fatigue Causes 2. More Than One Cause 3. Toxicities Examples 4.. The Four-Step EnergyMD Method 5. COVID After Effects Dr. Evan Hirsch is one of the world’s leading experts in finding the root causes of fatigue and resolving them naturally. He is the Founder of The EnergyMD, the best-selling author of Fix Your Fatigue, and the host of the EnergyMD Podcast. Dr. Hirsch suffered from low energy and fatigue for five years before he achieved resolution using the EnergyMD Program he developed in his medical practice. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Chronic Inflammation is Silently Destroying Your Brain and Body with Dr. Gary Kaplan
December 4, 2023 • 55 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Gary Kaplan, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. Autoimmune diseases and chronic illnesses 2. The impact of chronic inflammation on the brain and body 3. The role of sleep in brain health 4. PANS, PANDAS, and POTS 5. How to find a doctor that listens to your symptoms Dr. Gary Kaplan is the founder of Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine, specializing in the treatment of chronic pain for over 25 years, and the author of "Total Recovery: A Revolutionary New Approach to Breaking the Cycle of Pain and Depression" and "Why You Are Still Sick, How Infections Can Break Your Immune System & How You Can Recover." Dr. Kaplan is also board-certified in Medical Acupuncture and has studied and practiced Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
What is Brain Inflammation and Is It The Cause of Your Depression and Anxiety?: Episode Rerun
November 30, 2023 • 45 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss neuropsychiatric symptoms, brain health, brain inflammation, head trauma, and neurodegenerative conditions. They dive into: 1. Inflammation Root Causes 2. Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Processes 3. HYLANE Technology Dr. Robert Hedaya is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is a neuropsychiatrist that teaches functional medicine, psychiatry, brain health, brain inflammation, head trauma, and neurodegenerative conditions, and the founder of The Whole Psychiatry & Brain Recovery Center. Dr. Hedaya also wrote several books, including Understanding Biological Psychiatry, The Anti-depressant Survival Program, and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Hidden Power of Your Microbiome: Start Healing and Transforming Your Entire Body from the Inside Out with Kiran Krishnan
November 27, 2023 • 57 MIN
In today's episode with Kiran Krishnan, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. The power of the microbiome for health outcomes 2. The role of the microbiome in hormone regulation 3. What is a toxic microbiome and how does it affect health? 4. Gut health and chronic inflammation 5. Leaky gut and leaky skin 6. How to effectively nourish the gut microbiome 7. Probiotics for improved gut health Kiran is a well-known research microbiologist with 16 years of experience in the dietary supplement and nutrition industry. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Microbiome Labs. Moreover, Kiran is a sought-after speaker at numerous medical and nutrition conferences and he leads the widely popular monthly Microbiome Series webinars. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How To Exercise Your Vagus Nerve To Lower Stress and Inflammation With Dr. Navaz Habib: Episode Rerun
November 23, 2023 • 50 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the functions of your vagus nerve, the difference between your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and vagus tone exercises that help stimulate your vagus nerve to manage and reduce stress. They dive into: 1. What Is the Autonomic Nervous System? 2. What Is the Vagus Nerve? 3. Signs of Vagus Nerve Issues 4. Vagal Tone Exercises Dr. Navaz Habib is a Doctor of Chiropractic, certified in functional medicine, functional range conditioning, and acupuncture. Using a functional medicine approach, he helps people uncover and address health vulnerabilities that negatively affect their energy, focus, and productivity. Dr. Habib is also the author of the book "Activate Your Vagus Nerve" and a Health And Wellness Consultant at electroCore. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Lifting Weights Can Heal Your Trauma with Laura Khoudari
November 20, 2023 • 57 MIN
In today's episode with Laura Khoudari, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. The power of trauma-informed personal training Healing trauma through movement The power of embodied movement Somatic experiences in trauma therapy The importance of boundaries in trauma-informed personal training The true benefits of exercise and movement Lifting as medicine Laura is a personal trainer specializing in helping people struggling with trauma and PTSD. Her professional journey derives from her path to recovery. During the winter of 2014-2015, Laura designed an innovative and holistic approach to complement her PTSD treatment, which combines talk therapy, bodywork, strength training, and mindfulness practices. Laura is also the author of "Lifting Heavy Things," where she shares insights and strategies for healing through physical strength and resilience. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Gas, Bloating, Indigestion, Anxiety, and Frequent Illness Are all Connected With Julie Davey, NP: Episode Rerun
November 16, 2023 • 45 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss gut health, including signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut, conventional and holistic testing and practices, and what you can do to maintain a healthy gut balance. They dive into: 1. What Is Gut Health? 2. Why Does Gut Health Start in Your Mouth? 3. Signs of an Unhealthy Gut 4. Gut Health Practices Julie Davey is an expert in gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, gas, bloating, and gut test. She is a nurse practitioner and natural health educator with over twenty years of experience in healthcare. Julie is also the co-owner and founder of A Natural Shift, co-host of the Take the Upgrade podcast, and author of a handful of wellness books. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Break Free from PCOS: Dr. Felice Gersh’s Expert Strategies for Women to Manage Their Symptoms and Enhance Fertility
November 13, 2023 • 59 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Felice Gersh, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. The impact of PCOS on women's health 2. Diagnosing and treating PCOS 3. The link between PCOS and leaky gut 4. PCOS and pregnancy 5. Lab tests and personalized treatment plans for PCOS 6. PCOS and lifestyle Dr. Gersh represents one of the pioneering integrative gynecologists in the US. Renowned for her educational contributions to women's hormonal health, she has earned praise as a best-selling author with her books, including "PCOS SOS," "PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track," and "Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know." Dr. Gersh serves as the Medical Director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine. Thanks to her exceptional work, she was awarded the Orange County Medical Association's "Physician of Excellence" and the "SuperDoctor" title by LA Magazine for multiple years. Moreover, Dr. Gersh will host the PCOS SOS Summit in November 2023 here. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Are Your Symptoms Due to Histamine Intolerance with Dr. Becky Campbell: Episode Rerun
November 9, 2023 • 38 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss histamine intolerance and mast cell activation. They dive into: 1. What is Histamine? 2. Symptoms Related to Histamine 3. What Is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine. She is also the author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan, The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan, Long Hauler Road Map: A Guide to Recovery from Histamine Intolerance, MCAS and Long Hauler Syndrome, and Fifty One Low Histamine Air Fryer Recipes. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Heal Your Trauma and Reclaim Your Mental Health Today: The EMDR Phenomenon in Modern Trauma Therapy with Lauren Rudolph
November 6, 2023 • 56 MIN
In today's episode with Lauren Rudolph, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. The power of trauma therapy 2. Understanding misconceptions about trauma 3. Reprocessing traumatic memories for healing trauma 4. Trauma therapy and EMDR Lauren is the Director of Program Development at SANARE TODAY. Before that, she served as the company's Trauma Track Supervisor and Intensive Outpatient Therapist. Lauren is also a certified therapist and an EMDR Approved Consultant who possesses vast experience in the fields of mental health and substance abuse. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Facts on Breast Cancer: Mammograms, Estrogen, and Prevention with Dr. Aminah Keats: Episode Rerun
November 2, 2023 • 41 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we learn about breast cancer. They dive into: 1. Breast Cancer Facts 2. Following the Guidelines 3. Breast Cancer Treatments Dr. Aminah Keats is a licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Physician specializing in integrative oncology. She has worked at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and later directed a naturopathic oncology department. Dr. Keats currently works at Capital Integrative Health. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Society of Integrative Oncology, and Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Digital Detox Blueprint: How To Win The War Against Your Smartphone Today With Dr. Erik Peper, PhD
October 30, 2023 • 54 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Erik Peper, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. The role of technology and stress in our lives 2. What is tech stress? 3. Practical strategies for managing tech stress 4. The connection between technology and eye health 5. The negative effects of social media 6. How to use technology for personal health and well-being 7. The importance of sleep for overall well-being Dr. Erik Peper is a globally recognized expert in biofeedback and self-regulation. Since the early 1970s, he has dedicated his research to uncovering elements that foster healing. In 2004, Dr. Peper was honored with the California Governor’s Safety Award for his pioneering work in Healthy Computing, and in 2013, he was awarded the Biofeedback Distinguished Scientist Award by the Association for Applied Psychophysiology. In addition to his vast research, Erik has written multiple scientific articles and books, including "Make Health Happen," "The Neurofeedback Book," and "Tech Stress." Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Do Broccoli Sprouts (Sulforaphane) Actually Improve Your Detoxification with Dr. Christine Houghton: Episode Rerun
October 26, 2023 • 53 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we unfold the properties of the super ingredient called sulforaphane. They dive into: 1. What Is Nutrigenomics? 2. What Is Sulforaphane? 3. What Does Sulforaphane Do for the Human Body? Our guest on this episode is Dr. Christine Houghton, the Founder and CEO of Cell-Logic, and a private Clinician in Nutritional Medicine with thirty years of experience. She is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers and wrote Switched On - Harnessing the Power of Nutrigenomics to Optimise Your Health. Dr. Houghton regularly publishes, speaks, and educates on how nutrition affects our genes. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Becoming the Best Version of Yourself with former ‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer, Erica Lugo
October 23, 2023 • 44 MIN
In today's episode with Erica Lugo, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: Erica’s health challenges Addressing mental health and physical wellness The power of somatics A holistic approach to women's healing Empowering women in their health journeys Erica is USA Networks’ Biggest Loser Trainer, CEO of T4E Systems and Owner of FitLove Squad, coaching people to become the best version of themselves through fitness, wellness, and changing their mindset. She went from having an eating disorder and weighing 322 pounds to losing over 150 pounds, becoming a Certified Personal Trainer and Coach, and overcoming thyroid cancer. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
What’s The Real Cause of Eczema with Christa Biegler: Episode Rerun
October 19, 2023 • 52 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the less stressed approach to eczema. They dive into: 1. Signs and Symptoms of Eczema 2. Eczema Triggers 3. Take Care of What You Eat Christa Biegler is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and the creator of the less stressed approach to eczema. She regularly speaks and educates on the topic of eczema and wrote the book The Eczema Relief Diet & Cookbook. Christa is also the host of the Less Stressed Life podcast, where she explores solutions outside our traditional western toolbox. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Hack ADHD Naturally with Dr. James Greenblatt
October 16, 2023 • 68 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. James Greenblatt, you’ll hear us take a deep dive into: 1. The root causes behind ADHD 2. Natural treatments for ADHD 3. The role of magnesium in managing ADHD 4. The link between copper and zinc in ADHD 5. Food allergies and sensitivities in ADHD 6. Gut health and ADHD 7. Exercise and sleep in ADHD 8. Parenting strategies for children with ADHD Dr. James Greenblatt is the Founder and Medical Director of Psychiatry Redefined. In addition to his leadership role there, he holds the title of Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. A prolific writer, Dr. Greenblatt has authored numerous books on integrative medicine. Throughout his distinguished career, he has been dedicated to investigating the complex relationship between mental health and nutrition, consistently pursuing alternative and complementary methods to conventional psychiatric therapies. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
You Asked, We answered: Q&A Session About Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Ashley Alexis: Episode Rerun
October 12, 2023 • 40 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Alexis answers questions about perimenopause and menopause. They dive into: What Age Is Considered Normal to Be in Perimenopause? Changes During Perimenopause Menopause and Weight Gain Dr. Alexis’ Practical Advice Dr. Ashley Alexis is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor. She graduated from Bastyr University San Diego, a 4-year accredited naturopathic medical school and a leader in science-based natural medicine and research. She is also the Founder of Golden Leaf Health Center, an integrative medical practice that offers natural therapies for hormonal imbalance. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Conquer 5 Key Hormone Shifts with Dr. Tasneem Bhatia
October 9, 2023 • 42 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. “The Hormone Shift” 2. How to manage hormonal imbalances 3. The secrets of hormone health 4. The emotional aspect of hormone shifts 5. Empowering women through Hormone Education 6. Eastern and Western medicine for hormone health Dr. Tasneem Bhatia is a distinguished board-certified physician specializing in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics, and prevention. Her profound expertise encompasses women’s health, weight loss, and nutrition. Dr. Bhatia is the esteemed author of the forthcoming book, "The Hormone Shift," as well as "What Doctors Eat," "The 21-Day Belly Fix," and "Super Woman RX." Driven by a passion for sharing her extensive knowledge, she founded CentreSpring MD, a nationally acclaimed medical and wellness practice dedicated to transformative health care. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Vaginal Health 101: From Douching to Discharge with Dr. Corina Dunlap: Episode Rerun
October 5, 2023 • 43 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the vaginal microbiome and what it means for your health. They dive into: 1. What Is the Vaginal Microbiome? 2. Vaginal Birth Versus C-Section Birth 3. What Affects the Vaginal Microbiome? Dr. Corina Dunlap is a licensed naturopathic doctor and medical researcher specializing in women’s health at all stages of life. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. Her work is frequently published in medical journals such as Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, and more. Dr. Corina Dunlap is also a Medical Research Advisor for LOLA and SkinTē and Co-owner of Beeya Wellness. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How to Beat Long COVID with Dr. Paul Anderson
October 2, 2023 • 53 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Paul Anderson, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. What is long COVID? 2. The most common symptoms of long COVID 3. The cellular mechanisms of long COVID 4. A holistic approach to treating long COVID 5. The role of antioxidants in long COVID recovery Dr. Paul Anderson is a renowned Naturopathic Physician and Educator with over three decades of experience in clinical practice and medical education. Serving as the CEO and Medical Director of Anderson Medical Group and Advanced Medical Therapies, his clinic specializes in the treatment of cancer and chronic diseases. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Should You Eat and Exercise During Each Phase of Your Cycle with Dr. Stephanie Estima: Episode Rerun
September 28, 2023 • 71 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the different phases of the cycle, how hormones impact exercise choices, and cycle syncing. They dive into: 1. What is Cycle Syncing? 2. Cycle Syncing During the Bleed Week 3. Cycle Syncing During the Preovulatory Week 4. Cycle Syncing During the Third and Fourth Week Dr. Stephanie is the Founder of Hello Betty – a community centered around female empowerment through health and business coaching. She is a doctor of chiropractic focusing on metabolism, body composition, functional neurology, and female physiology. Dr. Stephanie is also the Host of the Better! Podcast With Dr. Stephanie, featuring the world’s leading voices on health and wellness, and Best-Selling Author of The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess' Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex. She has featured on Thrive Global and The Huffington Post and has amassed over 3.5 million article reads on Medium.com. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Harnessing the Power of Peptides and Bioregulators with Nathalie Niddam
September 25, 2023 • 43 MIN
In today's episode with Nathalie Niddam, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The benefits of peptides and bioregulators 2. Optimizing health with peptides and bioregulators 3. The pros and cons of peptide-based medications 4. How to use peptides and bioregulators safely 5. The potential of peptides for skincare and tanning 6. Exploring the future of peptides Nathalie is a devoted science enthusiast with a deep passion for human health. As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and an Epigenetic Coach, she is also a proud alumnus of the inaugural batch of the Human Potential Training Institute. Melding disciplines from neuroscience and personalized nutrition to biohacking and ancestral health, Nathalie's innovative approach integrates a spectrum of human performance domains, highlighting nutraceuticals and resilience training. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Functional Medicine and Fertility: A Comprehensive Approach to Reproductive Longevity with Dr. Kalea Wattles: Episode Rerun
September 21, 2023 • 50 MIN
In this episode, Dr. Kalea Wattles, ND explains all about reproductive longevity, including the fertility span, testing for fertility, and how to slow down ovarian aging. They dive into: 1. Focusing on reproductive longevity 2. Understanding lifespan, healthspan, and fertility span 3. Normal versus pathological ovarian aging 4. Oxidative stress and inflammation 5. Slowing ovarian aging Dr. Kalea Wattles is an accomplished naturopathic doctor, certified functional medicine practitioner, and a renowned fertility expert. Her approach to helping women conceive and maintain pregnancies is based on the functional medicine philosophy. She is the Founder of Functional Fertility and also serves as an Associate Director at The Institute for Functional Medicine and currently a Clinical Special Projects Manager. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
When Medicine Meets Mother Nature: Exploring the Synergy of Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals with Dr. Lara Zakaria
September 18, 2023 • 73 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Lara Zakaria, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. Balancing medication and nutrition for optimal health 2. Understanding drug-herb interactions 3. Enhancing medication efficacy with functional foods 4. Nutrient interactions with pharmaceuticals 5. Nutrition and lifestyle strategies for managing depression 6. Factors contributing to chronic anemia 7. Improving mental health with a Mediterranean diet and gut health support Lara is an Integrative Pharmacist, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and IFM Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). With over two decades dedicated to community pharmacy and retail, she seamlessly blends her expertise with more than ten years in integrative Functional Medicine, emphasizing nutritional strategies and plans. Currently, Lara serves as a Pharmacist and Clinical Nutritionist at Foodie Farmacist and holds a position as a Clinical Pharmacist at AndHealth. In the academic sphere, she enriches minds as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bridgeport. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Have You Been Taking Probiotics Wrong? Is It Time for Postbiotics? with Dr. Heather Zwickey: Episode Rerun
September 14, 2023 • 51 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss the difference between prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics for your gut health. They dive into: 1. What Is the Microbiome? 2. What Can Cause Microbiome Disruption? 3. What Are Prebiotics, and What Do They Do? 4. What Are Probiotics, and What Do They Do? 5. What Are Postbiotics, and What Do They Do? 6. Diets and Foods for Balancing the Microbiome Dr. Heather Zwickey has a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 2003, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. She also established the School of Graduate Studies, developing master's programs in research, nutrition, and global health, among others. Currently, Dr. Zwickey co-leads an NIH-funded clinical research training program and is the Director of Communication and Innovation at Thaena. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Tackling Women's Health Taboos with Dr. Jolene Brighten
September 11, 2023 • 52 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Jolene Brighten, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. Is This Normal?: Answering Every Question You Have Ever Had About Your Body book 2. Women's hormonal and sexual health 3. The limitations of traditional medical education in women's health 4. Normal versus common when it comes to hormonal and sexual health 5. The intersection of physical and psychological factors in sexual health 6. Dr. Brighten's approach to hormone balance Dr. Jolene Brighten is a renowned expert in women's hormones and a trailblazer in the realm of women's health. As a board-certified naturopathic endocrinologist and a clinical sexologist, she adopts an integrative approach to patient care and empowers women globally to navigate their health and hormonal challenges. As an international speaker, clinical educator, and tech community medical advisor, Dr. Brighten stands as the foremost authority on women's wellness. She proudly affiliates with the MindBodyGreen Collective and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and is also the President and Chief Medical Officer of Rubus Health. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Your Menstrual Cycle is Your Fifth Vital Sign with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack: Episode Rerun
September 7, 2023 • 60 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss all about the nuances of your menstrual cycle and the fertility awareness method (FAM). They dive into: 1. The Fifth Vital Sign Book 2. What Does a Healthy Menstrual Cycle Look Like? 3. Using the Fertility Awareness Method to Get or Not Get Pregnant Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. With twenty years of experience in the field, Lisa teaches women how to understand their cycles, avoid pregnancy without hormones, or optimize their chances for conception. She is also the author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility, in which she debunks the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children by recognizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. As the Host of The Fertility Friday Podcast, Lisa empowers women to seek the support they need to optimize their cycles and overall health. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Integrative Approaches in Cancer Care with Dr. Sonia Malani
September 4, 2023 • 68 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Sonia Malani, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The impact of integrative oncology on cancer care; 2. Supplements in integrative oncology; 3. The role of integrative oncologists in addressing holistic health factors; 4. Reducing stress, detoxification, and improving outcomes in cancer care; 5. Strategic dietary choices for cancer prevention and supportive care; 6. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for cancer patients. Dr. Sonia Malani is a board-certified naturopathic oncologist with specialized expertise in pain management and palliative care. Passionate about cancer prevention, she delves deeply into precision oncology utilizing ctDNA technology and focuses on addressing metabolic comorbidities in patients with cancer. Beyond her medical honors, Dr. Malani is a published author and dedicated researcher. Moreover, she wears multiple hats as a certified yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and a provider of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. Dr. Malani also plays a vital role as a co-investigator in the AIMS Cancer Outcomes Study (ACOS). Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Are Men’s Food Choices Affecting Their Testosterone with Dr. Robert Silverman: Episode Rerun
August 31, 2023 • 37 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss how the food you eat and your gut relate to men's health and testosterone levels. They dive into: 1. Men Health Problems 2. How Does Nutrition Affect Men's Health? 3. What Is a Leaky Gut? 4. What Is Food Sensitivity/Food Intolerance? Dr. Robert G. Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist, international speaker, and author of “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body,” an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in 2016. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes six different degrees in clinical nutrition. He is also the founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center, specializing in joint pain treatment using functional nutrition, along with cutting-edge, science-based, and nonsurgical approaches. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Finding Quality Omega-3s for Optimal Health with Corinna Bellizzi
August 28, 2023 • 45 MIN
In today's episode with Corinna Bellizzi, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The importance of omega-3 fatty acids for overall health 2. Trans fats, saturated fats, omega-6s, and omega-3s 3. The benefits of omega-3s for women's health 4. Testing in choosing an omega-3 supplement 5. How to find high-quality omega-3 supplements 6. The advantages of algae-based omega-3 supplements Corinna stands out as a trailblazer in the natural products industry and a purpose-driven entrepreneur who's been instrumental in driving Nordic Naturals, an Omega-3 Fish Oil enterprise, from a $1M foundation to a staggering $100M in yearly revenue. Currently, she leads the Sales & Marketing departments at Örlö Nutrition and Vaxa Technologies. Beyond her corporate pursuits, she's the voice behind the Care More Be Better podcast. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
What’s The Deal With Declining Testosterone In Men with Dr. Geo Espinosa: Episode Rerun
August 24, 2023 • 50 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss testosterone, erectile issues, prostate, and many others. They dive into: 1. Men's Health Issues 2. Is Testosterone Declining in Men? 3. Testing the Testosterone 4. Prostate Issues Dr. Geo is a naturopathic functional doctor specializing in urology and men's health. He is also the Co-founder and Medical Director of XY wellness and the Director of the Integrative Urology Center at the NYU Langone Medical Center. As an avid researcher and writer, Dr. Espinosa has authored numerous scientific papers and books, including co-editing the book Integrative Sexual Health and is the author of the best-selling prostate cancer text Thrive Don’t Only Survive. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Unpacking Type 2 Diabetes: Personalized Care and Natural Interventions with Dr. Melody Hartzler
August 21, 2023 • 72 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Melody Hartzler, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. What is type 2 diabetes, and what causes it? 2. What is insulin resistance? 3. Medications and lifestyle interventions for type 2 diabetes 4. The role of gut health in type 2 diabetes 5. Nutrients and natural remedies in the management of type 2 diabetes Dr. Hartzler has developed a passion for functional medicine and treating the underlying causes of disease. Her focus areas are functional gastrointestinal disorders, nutritional deficiencies, metabolic conditions, and autoimmune conditions. She is also a nationally recognized speaker on diabetes and functional medicine. Dr. Hartzler is currently Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Specialist (BCACP) and is Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). She is also the owner of PharmToTable and the Director of Clinical Services for Profero Team. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Do Your Hormones Change at Every Age and Stage with Dr. Alison McAllister: Episode Rerun
August 17, 2023 • 52 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss what happens to your body and hormones as you move from puberty through menopause and beyond. They dive into: 1. Changes at Puberty 2. Changes During Your Twenties and Thirties 3. Changes During Your Forties 4. Changes During Your Fifties Dr. Alison McAllister is the lead clinical consultant for ZRT Laboratory, a specialty hormone lab from Portland, Oregon, and a recognized leader in innovative and meaningful hormone, neurotransmitter, and elements testing. Dr. McAllister is also a regular speaker and educator on women's health, cortisol, neuro-transmitters, and thyroid health, and regularly lectures at the A4M. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Frontiers of Endothelial Glycocalyx and Cardiovascular Health with Dr. Tom Guilliams
August 14, 2023 • 45 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Tom Guilliams, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The secrets of the endothelial glycocalyx 2. Potential biomarkers for assessing glycocalyx activity 3. The role of glycocalyx in cardiovascular health 4. Lifestyle factors that support endothelial health 5. Insights for maintaining cardiovascular health Dr. Tom Guilliams serves as the Director at Point Institute and the Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy, boasting two decades of experience in the critical assessment of lifestyle, nutritional, and dietary supplement strategies aimed at both preventing and managing chronic diseases. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Hormonal Myths You Might Have Been Told with Dr. Trevor Cates: Episode Rerun
August 10, 2023 • 35 MIN
In today’s episode, we debunk myths about hormones and how women can restore their hormonal balance to live healthy and in harmony. They dive into: 1. Hormones, Health & Harmony Documentary 2. What Are Some Common Hormonal Imbalance Symptoms? Dr. Trevor Cates is the author of the USA Today bestselling book Clean Skin From Within and Natural Beauty Reset: The 7-Day Program to Harmonize Hormones and Restore Radiance. She was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in California and is the host of the Hormones, Health & Harmony Docuseries, The Woman’s Doctor Podcast, and the Younger Skin From Within. Dr. Cates’ goal is to inspire and empower women to find the keys to harmonizing their hormones and opening their eyes to their natural beauty. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Exploring Opill: The First Over-the-Counter Daily Oral Birth Control Pill with Dr. Carrie Jones
August 7, 2023 • 45 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Carrie Jones, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. What is Opill? 2. Who can and who can't take it? 3. Opill's benefits and side effects 4. The impact of Opill on birth control 5. Birth control education for teens 6. Gut health and birth control pill effectiveness Dr. Carrie Jones is a highly regarded naturopathic physician esteemed for her exceptional achievements in functional and integrative medicine. She holds the Chief Medical Officer position at NuEthix Formulations and Head of Medical Education at Metabolic Mentor University. With over seventeen years of expertise, Dr. Jones has become a recognized authority in naturopathic endocrinology, earning board certification in this specialized area. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Is estrogen the root of all evil or a helpful hormone with Dr. Tara Scott: Episode Rerun
August 3, 2023 • 42 MIN
In this episode, we discuss estrogen metabolism, including different types of estrogen, how estrogen gets detoxified, what estrogen does in your body, and many more. They dive into: 1. Estrogen Types and Their Functions 2. What Are the Benefits of Estrogen? 3. Estrogen Dominance Symptoms 4. What Factors Affect Estrogen Levels? Dr. Tara Scott is a traditionally trained OB/GYN who now practices functional medicine. With over twenty-five years of experience and three board certifications in OB/GYN, Functional medicine, and Integrative medicine, Dr. Scott has helped thousands of patients struggling with hormone issues. She is the founder of Revitalize, a medical practice focused on wellness, and the creator of the online Revitalize Academy, a course to help patients improve their hormone problems themselves. Dr. Scott is also a speaker and has featured in The List, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, and numerous podcasts. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Melatonin: The Multifaceted Miracle Hormone with Dr. Deanna Minich
July 31, 2023 • 55 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Deanna Minich joins Dr. Carrie Jones to discuss all about melatonin. They dive into: 1. The functions and benefits of melatonin; 2. The importance of darkness in melatonin production; 3. Melatonin's role as an antioxidant; 4. The potential use of melatonin in immune health and brain detoxification; 5. Melatonin supplementation and its potential therapeutic applications. Dr. Deanna Minich is an expert in nutrition science, an international lecturer, a teacher, and an author with more than two decades of experience in academia, food, and dietary supplement industries. She holds the position of Chief Science Officer at Symphony Natural Health. Additionally, Dr. Deanna has authored six consumer books on wellness topics and has published more than fifty scholarly articles. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Does Fasting Help or Hurt Your Hormones with Dr. Mindy Pelz: Episode Rerun
July 27, 2023 • 49 MIN
In today’s episode, we discuss the different types of fasting and how it affects your hormones. They dive into: 1. What Are the Benefits of Fasting in Women? 2. Understanding the Different Types of Fasting 3. Who Should Not Fast? 4. Fasting on Your Menstrual Cycle Dr. Mindy Pelz is a renowned holistic health and fasting expert who is on a mission to get a million people fasting. She is also the Founder of the Reset Academy, a private membership group, where she teaches women how to sync a fasting lifestyle with their hormones. Dr. Pelz talks with leading health professionals and thought leaders on fasting, nutrition, ketogenic diet, hormones, and more on The Resetter Podcast. She is a best-selling author of "The Reset Factor," "The Menopause Reset," and "The Reset Kitchen." Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
From Burnout to Bliss: Journey Back to Health and Happiness with Dr. Linda Matteoli
July 24, 2023 • 59 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Linda Matteoli, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The root causes of fatigue, burnout, and depression 2. The healing power of self-reflection and living in alignment 3. Addressing mental and emotional factors in healthcare 4. The role of magnesium and other biomarkers in managing stress and building resilience 5. Supporting healthcare providers in preventing burnout 6. Practical ways to reduce exposure to toxins in daily life Dr. Linda Matteoli is a Physician at Origins Functional Medicine and Co-founder of Origins Incubator, who adopts a holistic approach to healthcare. With a background in family medicine, a master's degree in nutrition, and a bachelor's degree in food studies, she specializes in addressing the root cause of burnout and helping patients achieve lasting well-being. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Can You Change Your Genetics? With Dr. Yael Joffe: Episode Rerun
July 20, 2023 • 49 MIN
In today’s episode, we discuss how genetics impacts your body's health and how you can influence it positively. They dive into: 1. What is Genetic Testing? 2. Why Should You Care About Genetic Testing? 3. Looking for Professionals Dr. Joffe is a dietician with a Ph.D. in Nutrigenomics. She's at the forefront of this field and regularly educates, speaks on podcasts, and writes about the subject. Dr. Joffe is also the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at CSO 3X4 Genetics, a digital health company pioneering the application of genomics to improve human health and sports performance. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
A Holistic Approach to Period Health with Dr. Saru Bala
July 17, 2023 • 40 MIN
Dr. Saru Bala is an esteemed Naturopathic Doctor and visionary behind the Period Solutions Academy, which combines her expertise in Neurobiology with her naturopathic training to empower individuals in identifying and addressing the underlying causes of hormonal imbalances through holistic approaches. With a profound commitment to natural healing, Dr. Bala provides personalized 1:1 support, expert guidance, and customized action plans to guide individuals on their transformative journey towards optimal hormonal health. In today's episode with Dr. Saru Bala, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The root cause of period problems 2. Naturopathic solutions for PMS and period health 3. The limitations of birth control in addressing period issues 4. Lifestyle changes to help alleviate menstrual cramps 5. How naturopathic medicine can restore hormonal balance and regulate menstrual flow Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions, Incontinence, and Kegel Exercises with Dr. Danielle Bailey, Owner of 360 Health & Wellness Services: Episode Rerun
July 13, 2023 • 44 MIN
In today’s episode, we discuss common pelvic floor issues and symptoms such as urinary leakage, tailbone pain, frequent restroom breaks, pain during intercourse, constipation, and how to treat them correctly. They dive into: 1. What is the Pelvic Floor? 2. What Are Some Pelvic Floor Health Symptoms? 3. Does Kegel Help With Pelvic Floor Health? Dr. Bailey is a physical therapist and functional medicine practitioner specializing in pelvic floor physical therapy. She earned a B.Sc. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Washington University at St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Bailey has been practicing for twelve years and is the owner of 360 Health & Wellness Services, a clinic that believes health is full-circle. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/
A Holistic Approach to Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Rebecca Quintangeli
July 10, 2023 • 52 MIN
Dr. Rebecca Quintangeli is a highly experienced Physical Therapist and Director of the Women's Health Program at The Movement Paradigm. Her background as an Athletic Trainer and certifications in Pelvic Floor and Barefoot Training provide holistic care to patients and clients. With a deep understanding of physical health and performance, Dr. Quintangeli develops personalized treatment plans that address individual needs, considering the interconnected nature of the body. In today's episode with Dr. Rebecca Quintangeli, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1 . A holistic approach to pelvic floor therapy 2. The foot-to-core connection in pelvic floor health 3. Recognizing symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction 4. The benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy for women 5. A comprehensive approach to improving the pelvic floor function 6. Case studies in pelvic floor health Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Oral Health, Fluoride, and Your Toothpaste with Dr. Staci Whitman, a Functional Kids’ Dentist and Founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry: Episode Rerun
July 6, 2023 • 57 MIN
In today’s episode, we discuss oral health, detailing mouth, teeth, gums, and even toothpaste, but also dive into fluoride, flossing, tongue scraping, and more. The dive deep into: 1. Is brushing and flossing enough? What else should you do to maintain your oral health 2. How your oral health impacts every other system in your body. 3. Bleeding gums aren’t normal! Gum disease is connected to a ton of chronic health conditions 5. Fluoride: good or bad? We break it down 4. Explaining Root Canals. If you need a root canal, you should see an endodontist. Dr. Staci Whitman is a Functional Kids’ Dentist in North Portland, Oregon. She is the founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry, where she takes a whole-body, holistic, and functional approach to her patients. Dr. Whitman attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and worked as a general dentist for two years before earning a certificate in pediatric dentistry from Oregon Health & Science University. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Harnessing the Power of Mindset, Nutrition, and Movement with Dr. Arianne Missimer
July 3, 2023 • 44 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Arianne Missimer, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. How to combine mindset, nutrition, and movement for emotional and mental well-being. 2. What is the Vagus Nerve? Learn more about the significance of the vagus nerve in rest, digestion, and breathing, considering mindset and neuroscience through Dr. Steven Porges' Polyvagal Theory. 3. How techniques like humming, meditation, and cold showers can enhance the functioning of the vagus nerve and nervous system. 4. Mastocytosis and its impact on mental health, and how combining functional and conventional medicine provides a comprehensive understanding and treatment approach. With a remarkable career spanning over 22 years, Dr. Arianne Missimer has established herself as an eminent figure in the realm of health and wellness. Her impressive credentials include being an esteemed Doctor of Physical Therapy, a Registered Dietitian, a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Mindfulness Educator, an accomplished author, and a cancer survivor. As the visionary Founder of the Movement Paradigm, Dr. Arianne has left an indelible mark on the health field. Her unwavering commitment to excellence has been recognized through a multitude of prestigious awards. Notably, she has been honored with the National Strength and Conditioning Association Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Specialist of the Year, American Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, the University of Delaware Outstanding Alumni, Neumann University Physical Therapy Alumni Award, Mainline Today Health Care Hero, and Mainline Today Power Women. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Your Gut Microbiome is Tied to Your Hormone Health with Keri Anania, Owner and Physician Assistant at Nebraska Functional Medicine: Episode Rerun
June 29, 2023 • 47 MIN
In today’s episode, we discuss how the gut microbiome affects the body's hormones and how the health of your entire digestive system relates to the health of your hormones. They dive into: 1. What Is the Microbiome? 2. Good Health Starts in the Gut 3. Improving Your Gut Health Keri is a board-certified Physician Assistant who owns Nebraska Functional Medicine. She has been trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She's also the Assistant Director of Clinical Education at Biocidin Botanicals, a supplement company, and frequently lectures on functional medicine and gut health. Keri believes treating the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - is how true wellness is achieved. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/
Revolutionizing Autoimmune Care Through Diet and Lifestyle with Dr. Terry Wahls
June 26, 2023 • 54 MIN
Dr. Terry Wahls is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the visionary behind The Wahls Foundation. Despite facing the challenges of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, she triumphed over her condition by implementing a personalized diet and lifestyle program designed specifically for her brain. In today's episode with Dr. Terry Wahls, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The Wahls Protocol: Dr. Terry Wahls chose to broaden her book's scope beyond MS, focusing on autoimmune disorders as a whole. Through a specific diet and supplements, combined with electrostimulation of muscles, she experiences significant improvements in her health and embarks on a healing journey. 2. Nutrients that help your mitochondria function: Dr. Wahls goes in depth on the nutrients that can help you increase your mitochondria function. 3. Early indicators of chronic illnesses: Do you know the early indicators of neurological illness? Dr. Wahls tells us all about the signs and symptoms to watch for. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/
How to Thrive in the Perimenopause and Menopause Transition with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan, an Integrative Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Speaker, Podcaster, and Author: Episode Rerun
June 22, 2023 • 68 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. Perimenopause versus menopause 2. Perimenopause symptoms 3. What Can Cause Perimenopause and Menopause Symptoms to Worsen? Dr. LaKeischa McMillan is a well-loved OB-GYN with over 15 years of experience, whose mission is to help women who are struggling with depleting hormones get their hormones balanced, regain mental sharpness, and have energy all day. She's also an educator, speaker, podcaster, and author of the bestselling book, "The Other PMS: Your Survival Guide for Perimenopause & Menopause." Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/
Personalized Nutrition Plans: The Importance of Understanding Macros and Micros with Caroline O’Connor, RD
June 19, 2023 • 41 MIN
Caroline O’Connor is a Registered Dietitian and Personal Trainer who helps clients develop habits to support a healthy, sustainable lifestyle. In today's episode with Caroline O’Connor, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. Macronutrients: comprising proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, macronutrients are fundamental food groups essential for creating balanced meals, not just for bodybuilders or fitness enthusiasts, but often misunderstood or overlooked in healthy eating discussions. 2. Balanced eating: It’s all about comfortably navigating the gray area between strict rules and indulgence, such as opting for a combination of favored carbs and vegetables for a satisfying, balanced plate, rather than strictly adhering to low-carb or low-fat options, which should be viewed as tools for balance rather than a lifestyle. 3. Micronutrients: Micronutrients, comprising minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, etc., indicate the non-caloric benefits food provides to our bodies, beyond energy and satiety. 4. The importance of personalized nutrition plans. There is no one-size-fits-all diet. When making dietary changes and recommendations, it is so important to fill in all the blanks on a person’s lifestyle, health conditions, measurements, and their existing diet before even considering what needs changing. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Importance of Gut Health: Impacts Beyond Digestive Issues with Dr. Colleen Cutcliffe
June 15, 2023 • 39 MIN
Dr. Colleen Cutcliffe, Cofounder and CEO of Pendulum Therapeutics, is leading a dedicated team in their pursuit of groundbreaking and transformative solutions for gut health-related ailments, showcasing a remarkable passion for improving people's lives through revolutionary, safe, and effective microbiome interventions. In today's episode with Dr. Colleen Cutcliffe, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The evolution of antibiotics and how their broad spectrum also harms the gut microbiome, potentially causing long-term issues like food sensitivities, chronic illnesses, and conditions beyond the digestive system, such as obesity and neurological disorders. 2. The recent discovery of the keystone probiotic strain Akkermansia, which resides in the gut lining, and its crucial role in preventing gut lining deterioration. 3. Akkermansia’s benefits, including producing proteins that stimulate GLP-1, a hormone involved in regulating insulin and glucose response to prevent high glucose spikes and promote weight loss. 4. How neurons in the gut communicate with the brain, influencing cravings and other functions, and recent studies indicate that neurological conditions like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's may manifest in gut neurons before brain cells. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide Use code root20 for 20% off of your next purchase of Akkermansia - bit.ly/3p8qxkn
Advanced Migraine and Chronic Pain Care with Dr. Asare Christian
June 8, 2023 • 35 MIN
In 2021 alone, an estimated 51 million adults in the United States experienced chronic pain. Dr. Asare Christian is a talented integrative pain management specialist and founder of Aether Medicine, a clinic that focuses on finding the root cause of pain disorders and migraines. On today’s episode, Dr. Kate Henry and Dr. Asare Christian take a deep dive on chronic pain and how some patients may find relief. Here’s some of what they discuss: 1. The basics of migraines and chronic pain, causes, triggers, and how to prevent and resolve it. 2. The difference between abortive therapy to alleviate pain symptoms vs new classes of medications that target calcitonin gene-related peptides. 3. The role of the vagus nerve and nervous system in migraines reveals a fascinating connection between the gut-brain axis and the triggers of this central pain disease. 4. Science-backed nutrients and supplements for migraine relief including magnesium, which helps in relaxation and is involved in various bodily processes to promote balance. 5. Non-nutrient interventions for migraines, like neuro-modulator devices targeting the trigeminal nerve system, pain pathways, and the vagus nerve. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Uncovering The Secrets Behind Common Blood Labs with Dr. Dicken Weatherby: Episode Rerun
June 6, 2023 • 57 MIN
In today's episode with Dr. Dicken Weatherby, we discuss: 1. What Does the Complete Blood Count Measure? 2. What Does a Comprehensive Metabolic Panel Test for? 3. Extra Blood Tests 4. Dr. Weatherby’s Advice Dr. Dicken Weatherby is the Founder and CEO of OptimalDX. He has authored six books on functional diagnostics and has lectured to thousands of doctors, teaching techniques to analyze blood test results from a functional, nutritional, and preventive perspective. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Harnessing Your Hormonal Potential for Optimal Metabolic Health with Dr. Carrie Jones
June 1, 2023 • 29 MIN
Dr. Carrie Jones, a respected naturopathic physician, holds key positions at NuEthix Formulations and Metabolic Mentor University. With over 17 years of expertise in functional and integrative medicine, she is a renowned specialist in naturopathic endocrinology, holding board certification in the field. Dr. Carrie has held prominent roles as a medical director in leading integrative clinics in Portland, Oregon, and served as the medical director for Precision Analytical, the creator of the renowned Dutch test, for nearly a decade. She was also previously Head of Medical Education at Rupa Health and continues to co-host The Root Cause Medicine Podcast. In this episode, Dr. Carrie Jones discusses: What is metabolic health? Metabolic health affects everything from blood sugar levels to energy production and cellular activity. Hormones take the stage, regulating energy creation, utilization, storage, and distribution. Neglecting metabolic health puts these processes at risk, increasing the likelihood of chronic diseases like diabetes. 😔 But here's the plot twist: metabolic health isn't just about diabetes! It's linked to other conditions like cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's. Recent studies have uncovered a connection between metabolic health and Alzheimer's development, suggesting a contributing role. To safeguard your well-being, prioritize a healthy metabolic and endocrine system. What are the symptoms of metabolic disease? Many of the symptoms you may encounter can be linked to underlying metabolic health issues. It's not uncommon to feel tired, notice puffiness or swelling, and even experience pain. Changes in appetite can also occur, ranging from a diminished hunger to an insatiable craving for food. Additionally, headaches and skin problems may arise, affecting your skin's natural cycle. For men, metabolic health can contribute to challenges with libido, including erectile dysfunction. Women may face issues such as cramps, premenstrual symptoms, irregular menstrual cycles, and fertility challenges. Unfortunately, it's often the case that when these symptoms persist over time, we attribute them to aging or the natural demands of life, such as raising a family or managing a full-time job. We tend to accept these experiences as part of the norm, when in reality, we should be striving for optimal well-being and vitality. It is my sincere belief that you deserve to live your life to the fullest. 💪 Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and well-being.
A Root Cause Approach To Managing Concussions, Brain Injuries, & Post-Concussion Syndrome with Dr. Paul Hrkal: Episode Rerun
May 30, 2023 • 49 MIN
In today’s episode, we replay one of the insightful episodes with Dr. Paul Hrkal, Naturopathic Doctor and Scientific Advisory Board Member at Complete Concussion Management. They discuss concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and post-concussion syndrome.
Your Gut, Your Health: How to Take Control of It with Katie Morra
May 25, 2023 • 44 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Katie Morra, Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Founder of Gut Honest Truth. In this episode, Katie Morra talks about all things related to the gastrointestinal system, including Helicobacter pylori, indigestion, and GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). Katie is an accomplished expert in gut health, specializing in Functional Medicine Nutrition and holding certification from the Institute for Functional Medicine. With over ten years of invaluable experience, Katie has had the opportunity to help numerous patients by utilizing a holistic approach that incorporates comprehensive laboratory testing, targeted supplement protocols, and lifestyle adjustments. Her primary focus is on identifying the underlying causes of inflammation, autoimmune diseases, irritable bowel syndrome, food sensitivities, and other chronic conditions. In addition to her successful patient treatments, Katie takes pride in her role as an educator. She has had the privilege of training various healthcare professionals, including nutritionists, dietitians, MDs, PAs, NPs, and health coaches. Through her guidance, these practitioners gain the skills and knowledge to confidently interpret laboratory results, evaluate complex cases, and provide effective treatment plans for their own patients. Key Takeaways: The health risks of heartburn, GERD, and acid reflux Heartburn, GERD, or acid reflux can impact your overall health. Contrary to popular belief, these conditions are not solely caused by excessive acid production. They occur when the pressure within your intra abdominal cavities forces stomach acid in the wrong direction. When acid reflux happens, it can lead to several negative consequences. The acidic nature of the refluxed contents can irritate and inflame the lining of the esophagus and throat. This irritation can cause discomfort and interfere with your day-to-day activities, significantly impacting your quality of life. Moreover, chronic or severe cases of acid reflux can pose more serious risks. Prolonged exposure to stomach acid can contribute to the development of Barrett's esophagus, a condition characterized by abnormal changes in the lining of the esophagus. Barrett's esophagus, in turn, increases the risk of esophageal cancer. Unveiling the symptoms of indigestion reflux Frequent indigestion reflux often leads to a rapid sensation of fullness. During meals, you may frequently experience burping or even food regurgitation, especially after consuming large meals. Additionally, constant nausea and a persistent burning sensation are commonly reported symptoms. Less common symptoms associated with indigestion reflux include wheezing, dry cough, or the development of nodules. Hoarseness can also occur. Some individuals may feel a pressure-like sensation in the upper region of the abdominal cavity and have the urge to push on it. However, identifying these symptoms becomes somewhat more challenging when experiencing silent reflux. Understanding the causes of indigestion and heartburn Various factors can contribute to the development of indigestion and heartburn. While there can be multiple causes, one common factor is the buildup of pressure that pushes things in the wrong direction. Conditions such as hiatal hernias can play a significant role in this regard. Structural issues also contribute to the development of indigestion and heartburn. Infections, particularly Helicobacter pylori, are known to be significant contributors. Many people may be familiar with H. pylori, as it is a commonly recognized cause of these digestive problems. A mindful approach to food and diet There is a specific dietary approach aimed at reducing acidity and promoting better digestive health. This entails eliminating foods such as caffeine, chocolate, highly acidic and spicy foods, as well as heavily fried foods, which can be particularly irritating to the stomach lining. However, it's important to note that dietary preferences and sensitivities vary among individuals. Certain foods, such as gluten, dairy, soy, and eggs, can trigger for some people. These items might need to be avoided to manage symptoms effectively. But it's crucial to consider other factors as well. For instance, if you have low stomach acid, you might experience difficulties in digesting protein. Thus, it's worth paying attention to your body's response when consuming beef, pork, or chicken. It might not necessarily be related to acidity but rather an issue with protein digestion. Alcohol can also cause discomfort for some individuals and should be monitored accordingly. Additionally, some people may experience reflux due to high-fiber foods if there is an underlying bacterial overgrowth in the digestive system. Addressing indigestion In addition to chewing food thoroughly, there are various strategies individuals can employ to address indigestion. To tackle this issue comprehensively, one can undertake various actions, including diagnostic tests such as stool and breath tests for SIBO. Moreover, implementing a diverse set of approaches, from dietary modifications to stress management, can prove beneficial. Additionally, there exists a plethora of supplements that can be considered, offering potential relief from indigestion symptoms. Learn more about gut health by checking out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Intermittent Fasting for Women with Cynthia Thurlow, a Nurse Practitioner, CEO and Founder of the Everyday Wellness: Episode Rerun
May 23, 2023 • 59 MIN
In today’s episode, we replay one of the most insightful episodes featuring Cynthia Thurlow, a nurse practitioner, CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness, as she talks about the basics, myths, and misconceptions about fasting and how it can help women reduce insulin resistance, improve inflammation, support weight goals, and improve energy at every stage of life.
The Key to Longevity: A Deep Dive into Amino Acids, Cellular Repair, and Muscle Maintenance with Dr. Daniel Kalish
May 18, 2023 • 43 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Daniel Kalish, Founder of Kalish Institute Functional Medicine Training Programs. In this episode, Dr. Daniel Kalish shines a light on topics such as amino acids, longevity, mitochondria, cellular repair, and the importance of maintaining muscle mass for longevity and overall health. Dr. Daniel Kalish, the visionary behind the Kalish Institute, has established an esteemed online training program devoted to cultivating Functional Medicine practices. Since its inception in 2006, the Kalish Institute has been instrumental in shaping practice models for over 1,000 practitioners worldwide. Driven by a steadfast commitment, Dr. Daniel Kalish passionately imparts Functional Medicine philosophy and practices to fellow physicians. In 2016, he collaborated on a groundbreaking research study titled "Evaluation of a Functional Medicine Approach to Treating Fatigue, Stress, and Digestive Issues in Women," which meticulously examined the efficacy of various treatments and protocols. Furthermore, Dr. Kalish's knowledge and expertise are encapsulated in three influential books: "The Five Pillars to Building a Successful Practice," "The Kalish Method: Healing the Body, Mapping the Mind," and "Your Guide to Healthy Hormones." Renowned for his profound insights, Dr. Kalish is frequently sought after as a speaker at integrative medicine conferences throughout the United States. Key Takeaways: The importance of amino acids in protein synthesis and overall health Amino acids are the fundamental components of the proteins within your body, including vital proteins like hemoglobin, thyroid hormones, and insulin. Astonishingly, muscle insulin, hemoglobin, and other essential proteins are constructed using the same set of twenty amino acids in nearly identical proportions. A deficiency in any one amino acid can negatively impact multiple proteins in the body, as all proteins, except collagen, are made from the same twenty amino acids in similar ratios. Essential versus non-essential amino acids Essential amino acids are crucial components that our bodies are unable to synthesize independently and must be acquired through diet or supplementation. They are the specific amino acids that can only be obtained from food sources. In contrast, non-essential amino acids are synthesized by our bodies through genetic processes that convert one amino acid into another. While all amino acids play vital roles, the absence of essential amino acids can lead to protein-related complications. It is important to note that the issue lies not in the availability of essential amino acids, as they are readily available in various foods, but rather in their proper utilization and conversion within the body. Solving amino acids issues Some of the most common issues that can lead to amino acid deficiencies are poor digestion and utilization due to stress. You might be eating enough protein, but your digestion might not work well and won't break down proteins into amino acids. You can also have a utilization issue where you're burning through or using up your amino acids at an extreme rate. You might be stressed, and your body produces a lot of adrenaline. Properly chewing food helps improve protein digestion and absorption. Also, eating in a relaxed setting and taking time to chew food can help alleviate digestive issues and improve overall health. It's significant to acknowledge you shouldn't take amino acids without a clear understanding of deficiencies. It's always better to test to ensure proper supplementation. Improving mitochondrial health Mitochondria are your cellular powerhouses. You can improve your mitochondrial health by breaking down old and poor-quality mitochondria and building new ones using amino acids. To achieve that, use intermittent fasting. Additionally, free-form amino acids can help build new mitochondria, while the organic acid test can provide insights into mitochondrial markers and patterns. Moreover, you can stimulate the growth of new mitochondria with amino acid powders taken on an empty stomach. Maintaining muscle mass for longevity and overall health You can stimulate the growth of mitochondria by stimulating mTOR, which stands for the mammalian target of rapamycin. There's a big emphasis now in the longevity community to inhibit mTOR for preventing cancer and other chronic diseases. mTOR can be inhibited or stimulated for certain benefits. The muscle cells themselves and the muscle tissues are dense with mitochondria. There are around 10,000 mitochondria in every muscle cell. So the most important determinant of how long you live is your muscle mass. The muscle on your body is different from the adipose. It all goes down to strength, and there are some general strength tests you should be able to perform based on your body weight. For example, you should be able to deadlift your bodyweight, farmer's carry with half your body weight for two minutes, or hold a wall squat for a minute. Learn more about amino acids, mitochondria, and cellular repair by checking out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Myths and Misconceptions About Your Thyroid Health with Dr. Eric Balcavage, a Functional Medicine Doctor, Author and Owner of Rejuvagen Center: Episode Rerun
May 16, 2023 • 48 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at your health and wellbeing. This week we replay one of our most insightful episodes featuring Dr. Eric Balcavage, a Functional Medicine Chiropractic Doctor, Author, and Owner of Rejuvagen Center. In this episode, Dr. Balcavage talks about myths and misconceptions around thyroid and thyroid testing from a functional medicine perspective.
Vitamin E Unveiled: Dispelling Myths and Maximizing Benefits of Tocotrienols with Dr. Barrie Tan
May 11, 2023 • 49 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Barrie Tan, Founder and Chief Scientist of American River Nutrition. In this episode, Dr. Barrie Tan educates us on the benefits and misconceptions of vitamin E, specifically tocotrienols. Dr. Barrie Tan is an internationally renowned expert in the field of Vitamin E, with over twenty years of experience in identifying primary sources of plant-based tocotrienols such as rice, palm, and annatto. His extensive research has been focused on the annatto plant, considered the most potent source of tocotrienol. As the editor of two prestigious books on tocotrienol and the founder of the International Tocotrienol Conference, Dr. Tan has earned the title of "Tocotrienol King." He has also served as the Chief Scientific Officer and Scientific Board Member for several multinational organizations. Throughout his career, Dr. Tan has collaborated with esteemed institutions, including the US Armed Forces and a Prince of Thailand. His contribution to the field of Vitamin E has been invaluable, and his expertise has been sought after by many. Key Takeaways: A short history of vitamin E Vitamin E, specifically alpha-tocopherol, was discovered about 100 years ago, being known as a birth vitamin because it can bring a fetus to full term. However, the vitamin's reputation as an antioxidant caused it to be overhyped in the first years after its discovery. In the nineties, a big study was done at Harvard and the VA school, which found that synthetic alpha-tocopherol, the most common form of vitamin E, did not do anything at best, and may cause breast and prostate cancer at worst. Tocotrienols: a powerful form of vitamin E Dr. Barrie Tan stresses that synthetic alpha-tocopherol is a counterfeit version of vitamin E and that it's crucial to consider other natural forms of vitamin E, such as tocotrienols. Studies have shown that tocotrienols offer numerous health benefits and are even more effective than the more commonly known form of vitamin E, tocopherol, in treating chronic conditions and cancer. However, Dr. Tan points out that alpha-tocopherol can interfere with the functions of tocotrienol when present together. Therefore, he advises against taking alpha-tocopherol supplements, except in cases of prenatal care for expectant mothers. This highlights the importance of understanding the different forms of vitamin E and using them correctly to optimize their benefits. Tocotrienols benefits Dr. Tan sheds light on the numerous health benefits of tocotrienol, which is effective in mitigating chronic conditions, reducing inflammation, treating hypercholesterolemia, and improving lipid levels. Additionally, studies suggest that tocotrienol may possess anti-cancer properties. Notably, tocotrienols have demonstrated promising results in pre-diabetic patients by moderately reducing both sugar and lipid levels. Learn more about vitamin E by checking out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
ADHD, Addiction, Brain Scans, and Brain Health with Dr. Jay Faber, a Clinical and Forensic Psychiatrist at Amen Clinics: Episode Rerun
May 9, 2023 • 47 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at your health and wellbeing. This week we replay one of our most insightful episodes featuring Dr. Jay Faber, a clinical and forensic psychiatrist at Amen Clinics. In this episode, Dr. Jay Faber, talked about how to improve brain health and ADHD and the impact of addiction and concussions on the brain.
Functional Medicine and Fertility: A Comprehensive Approach to Reproductive Longevity with Dr. Kalea Wattles
May 4, 2023 • 49 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Kalea Wattles, Associate Director of Curriculum at The Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM). In this episode, Dr. Kalea Wattles explains all about reproductive longevity, including the fertility span, testing for fertility, and how to slow down ovarian aging. Dr. Kalea Wattles is an accomplished naturopathic doctor, certified functional medicine practitioner, and a renowned fertility expert. Her approach to helping women conceive and maintain pregnancies is based on the functional medicine philosophy. Key Takeaways: Focusing on reproductive longevity It's a human-specific phenomenon to experience a decline in fertility potential around middle age. This could be attributed to the "grandmother hypothesis," where women lose their fertility at a young age to allocate time and energy to taking care of their offspring. Nevertheless, losing reproductive potential has broader implications for various bodily systems, such as reduced bone mineral density and cognitive function, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it's essential to prioritize reproductive longevity to not only ensure successful pregnancies now, but also promote long-term health and vitality. Understanding lifespan, healthspan, and fertility span Lifespan is the total duration of a person's life, from birth to death. Healthspan, on the other hand, refers to the period of life during which an individual is in good health and free from chronic diseases or disabilities. It's a measure of function rather than a measure of time. The fertility span is the period during which an individual is capable of reproducing, and it refers to the health of the ovaries, regular ovulation, hormone production that protects your bones and brain, and the nervous system. Normal versus pathological ovarian aging Women's ovaries naturally age, leading to a decline in function that culminates in the menopausal transition, usually occurring in the early fifties. This process is a normal part of aging and occurs regardless of a woman's overall health. However, some women experience an acceleration in ovarian aging, resulting in a decrease in ovarian reserve, which can lead to infertility. This can occur even if the woman is still having menstrual cycles and normal hormone levels. Premature ovarian insufficiency is another condition in which the ovaries exhibit perimenopausal or menopausal symptoms, such as irregular periods, even in younger women. Oxidative stress and inflammation Oxidative stress and inflammation are the two biggest contributors to ovarian aging. Oxidative stress is when the body experiences a buildup of compounds that can damage DNA. It can be from having a high sugar diet, environmental toxin exposures, chronic inflammation, or a low intake of dietary antioxidants. Inflammation can come from lots of different sources. Periodontal disease is a significant contributor to inflammation in the reproductive system. But it can also come from food sensitivities, intestinal hyperpermeability, or leaky gut. It's crucial to acknowledge the interconnectivity of all the systems in our body, as each one can impact the others. Therefore, when a woman intends to get pregnant, she must ensure that all her bodily systems are in proper working order and balance. Slowing ovarian aging Be mindful of your diet and reduce sources of advanced glycation. This means cutting back on fried and baked foods and focusing on consuming more antioxidant-rich foods. In addition to dietary changes, it's also important to consider lifestyle factors such as exercise, stress management, and adequate sleep. Also, regularly test. Also, check out Dr. Kalea's recommended lab testing: Hormones testing, Luteinizing hormone test, Follicle-stimulating hormone test, Testosterone panel, DHEA-S Test, Progesterone testing, Thyroid testing, TSH testing, Free T3 test, Free T4 test, Reverse T3 test, Thyroid antibodies test, Comprehensive metabolic panel, Lipid panel, High-sensitivity C-reactive protein test, Hemoglobin A1C test, Fasting insulin test, Nutritional testing, Vitamin D testing, B vitamins testing, Celiac panel, Ferritin test, Iron test, Homocysteine test, Infectious screening, HIV test, Syphilis test, Chlamydia test, Gonorrhea test, Hepatitis test, Cytomegalovirus test, EBV test, Salivary cortisol test, Comprehensive stool analysis, Micronutrient testing Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Heart Disease, Hormones, and Women with Dr. Doreen Saltiel, Executive Director of Clinical Education at Precision Analytical: Episode Rerun
May 2, 2023 • 53 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at your health and wellbeing. This week we replay one of our most insightful episodes featuring Dr. Doreen Saltiel, Executive Director of Clinical Education at Precision Analytical, creators of the DUTCH Test. Dr. Doreen talks about heart disease in women, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
Reviving the Immune System: The Power of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant for Autoimmune Disorders with Dr. Richard Burt
April 27, 2023 • 58 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Richard Burt, Chief of the Division of Immunotherapy, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, Dr. Richard Burt shares his insights on hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for autoimmune disorders. For thirty-five years, Dr. Burt dedicated himself to advancing stem cell and cellular therapy, beginning with animal models and, later, some of the world's first clinical trials. He authored over 145 articles, mostly as the first author, and edited four medical textbooks. As the first Autoimmune Committee Chairperson for the International Bone Marrow Transplant Registry (IBMTR), he led the way in developing stem cell clinical trials for autoimmune diseases, securing a National Institute of Health (NIH) $10,000,000 multi-center contract. Dr. Burt performed America's first hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) for multiple sclerosis (MS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Crohn's disease (CD), stiff person syndrome (SPS), and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). He also published the world's first randomized clinical stem cell transplantation trials for systemic sclerosis and multiple sclerosis. Dr. Burt's pioneering stem cell work earned him recognition as one of the top 50 people in the world for improving humanity by Scientific American in 2006, along with A1 Gore and Steve Jobs. In 2011, Science Illustrated recognized his stem cell work as one of the top 10 advances of the decade. Key Takeaways: What is a hematopoietic stem cell transplant? Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is a medical procedure where multipotent stem cells are transplanted into a patient, typically from bone marrow, peripheral blood, or umbilical cord blood. These cells can replicate and produce new, healthy blood cells, which can rejuvenate or repair damaged tissue in different organs, and also help fight viruses and foreign tissue. While leukemia is caused by defects in the blood stem cells themselves, autoimmune diseases arise from defects in the immune cells produced by these stem cells. To treat autoimmune diseases, specialists target the effector cells responsible for the disease and eliminate them, then quickly regenerate healthy cells from the blood stem cell. By using HSCT to replace damaged or defective cells with healthy ones, physicians hope to mitigate the symptoms of autoimmune disorders and promote long-term recovery. This innovative approach to treatment is still undergoing testing and refinement, but it shows great promise in the fight against these debilitating diseases. Finding the optimal transplant regimen for autoimmune diseases If your regimen is too strong, whether it's myeloablative or non-myeloablative, you can have more toxicity and problems. If it's too weak, it's not going to be effective. And so you've got to find that right regimen. When finding the optimal transplant regimen for autoimmune diseases, the aim is to develop a treatment plan that maximizes the benefits of the transplant while minimizing the risks and complications associated with it. An optimal transplant regimen for autoimmune diseases involves selecting the appropriate donor, considering the type of transplant, choosing the right conditioning regimen, and determining the timing and dosing of immunosuppressive medications. Financial toxicity in American healthcare systems Financial toxicity is a growing concern in America, particularly in medical treatments. Unfortunately, this often leads to patients being prescribed expensive treatments that may not be the best option for their specific needs. To achieve successful outcomes with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, two key factors need to be considered: patient selection and the conditioning regimen used. However, due to the financial pressures facing healthcare providers and institutions, specialists may feel obligated to prescribe expensive treatments, even if they are not necessarily the most appropriate option for the patient. This can be a major source of frustration for patients, who may struggle to afford these treatments or may not receive the care that they truly need. Dr. Burt emphasizes the importance of physicians taking responsibility for their patient's care and being mindful of the financial implications of their recommendations. Rather than being driven solely by financial considerations, doctors should focus on providing the best possible care for their patients. By doing so, they can help to mitigate the effects of financial toxicity and ensure that patients receive the treatments that are best suited to their individual needs.
Lipid Testing with Dr. Ralph Esposito, a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist: Episode Rerun
April 25, 2023 • 55 MIN
This week, we replay one of our most popular episodes featuring Dr. Ralph Esposito, a Naturopathic Physician, Acupuncturist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Author, Speaker, and Clinical Advisor. He talks about cholesterol testing, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, Apolipoprotein B, and sterols.
Beyond Medications: Holistic Strategies for Managing Anxiety, Chronic Panic, and Depression with Dr. Kate Henry and Dr. Rachael Bevilacqua
April 20, 2023 • 49 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Kate Henry, Director of Functional Medicine at Sanare Today, and Dr. Rachael Bevilacqua, Vice President at Sanare Today. In this episode, Dr. Henry and Dr. Rachael discuss mental health and share an integrative approach to treating depression, anxiety, chronic panic, and more. Dr. Kate Henry is a naturopathic doctor with advanced training in mind-body medicine and functional approaches to mental health. Her study of nutrition, botanicals, and lifestyle medicine has enabled her to offer unique expertise and out-of-the-box solutions for chronic and stubborn health issues, including SIBO, PCOS, depression, anxiety, POTS, and more. As Vice President of Sanare Today, Dr. Rachael is responsible for managing all clinical operations. Her duties encompass program development, recruitment of new personnel, expansion of locations, supervising the outreach department, and overseeing backend operations related to clinical product implementation. Additionally, she is currently serving as an IOP therapist for Sanare Today's Exton location, leading morning group sessions for the adult mental health track. Key Takeaways: Overcoming the stigma around mental health When it comes to mental health, people often don't seek help until there is an issue, like they can't go to work anymore, they stop going to school, or they start isolating themselves from others. However, when confronting these types of problems, people realize they can make a revolutionary shift in just a few weeks. The goal is to empower people with tools so they can do it on their own with occasional check-ins for maintenance. What is an integrative approach to mental health? Functional or root cause medicine revolves around a practitioner's efforts to determine the underlying cause of the symptom that a patient is experiencing. In contrast, integrative medicine takes a collaborative approach that involves multiple specialists treating the whole person. These specialists may include a therapist, psychiatrist, nutritionist, and natural medicine doctor. In terms of mental health, it's crucial to view it from a holistic perspective and leverage one another's expertise to gain a more comprehensive understanding of an individual's mental health. Through this collaborative approach, practitioners can work together to address the root cause of the problem and provide more effective, personalized care to the patient. An integrative approach to anxiety and panic disorders The integrative approach to anxiety and panic disorders starts with a two-pronged assessment that involves learning about the patient’s background. The assessment process includes gathering information about their nutrition, sleep patterns, medications, and social interactions and is conducted on a one-to-one basis with a therapist within seventy-two hours of contact. During this phase, the patient undergoes a multi-data point nutrient analysis that identifies the levels of essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, E, B6, selenium, iron, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids, alongside inositol, which can be an effective treatment for panic disorder. An integrative approach to depression The root causes of depression can vary from anemia to dehydration. For irritable depression, you might require serotonin support; for anhedonic depression, dopamine support; and for depression linked with trauma or PTSD, GABA support. Therapies such as acupuncture and homeopathy can also be effective in treating depression. The end goal is to help people function and thrive on their own by taking a natural approach to treating anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Also, check out Sam’s recommended lab testing: Multi-data point nutrient analysis, Blood testing Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Autoimmune Diseases with Dr. Rob Silverman, Founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center: Episode Rerun
April 18, 2023 • 49 MIN
This week, we replay one of our most popular episodes featuring Dr. Rob Silverman, speaker, sports injury specialist, certified nutrition specialist, author, and founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center. In this episode, Dr. Robert G. Silverman shared the root causes behind autoimmune diseases and also dive deeper into the symptoms, tests, and treatments for these conditions.
Why Understanding Your Metabolism is Critical for Achieving Your Health and Fitness Goals with Sam Miller
April 13, 2023 • 48 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Sam Miller, Health and Fitness Coach and Master in Nutrition. In this episode, Sam Miller shares all about metabolism, including how nutrition and lifestyle affect hormones and metabolism, the correct way of dieting, and habits for optimal well-being. With over a decade of experience as a health, fitness, and nutrition coach, Sam Miller is a renowned expert in his field. His programs are designed to help coaches and health professionals enhance their clients' results. Sam's workshops, classes, and specialization programs have been used by over 2,500 coaches worldwide. He has been invited to speak for prestigious companies like LinkedIn and contributed content for industry leaders such as Barbell Shrugged, Muscle Intelligence, T-Nation, Elite FTS, and many others. In addition, Sam holds a master's degree from North Carolina State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Elon University and is a certified nutritionist and licensed, board-certified health practitioner. Key Takeaways: How nutrition and lifestyle affect hormones and metabolism Often, individuals overlook the significant impact of nutrition and lifestyle on their metabolism and hormones. However, a deeper understanding of these physiological processes can lead to informed decisions about your nutrition and lifestyle based on your current metabolic or hormonal state. Achieving optimal health and body composition, as well as enhancing athletic performance, requires consideration of both aspects. Neglecting either of these factors would result in a significant omission in the overall equation. Understanding your metabolism Metabolism is a regulator of stress and energy or the chemical process in the body's cells that transform food into energy. People often use terms such as "slow" or "fast" metabolism, or even "broken" metabolism, to describe their own metabolic status without really understanding what that means. It's natural to throw those terms around when other variables impact your body weight, exercise, or non-exercise activity. The metabolism is malleable and adaptive based on the environment, diet, exercise, health history, and other criteria. So it all depends on your choices and daily actions. Menopause and metabolic changes Hormonal fluctuations of testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and cortisol occur during perimenopause and menopause, leading to an increase in body fat and a decrease in muscle mass. As a result, women undergoing these changes must pay close attention to their body's transformation and modify their training, nutrition, and lifestyle accordingly. High-intensity training without adequate nutrition during perimenopause or menopause can result in metabolic disruption. Engaging in resistance training, walking, and reaching step goals are the most effective ways to maintain optimal metabolic balance during these stages. Calories in versus calories out - myth or reality? Weight loss or gain is not only about calories in or out. Hormones also play a significant role. When we consume food, the number, type, and spacing of the calories and the quantity of energy coming into the system will impact the system from a hormonal perspective. If you're following a standard American diet, which is calorically dense but not micronutrient dense, that will influence your hormones. But hormones also impact everything from hunger and cravings and blood sugar regulation to when you want that next meal, both the hedonic and homeostatic eating systems in terms of the food decisions you're making daily. So find a balance between calorie control and hormone optimization to reach your goals. Is dieting good for you? Often, individuals seeking to reduce their body fat levels resort to drastically lowering their calorie intake. While this approach initially appears logical as it aligns with conventional weight loss education, it often lacks a sufficient runway and an exit strategy. Consequently, weight regain occurs, and upon resuming dieting, metabolic adaptation sets in, leading to elevated cortisol, downregulation in the thyroid, and the HPG axis. Balancing the stimulus and making gradual changes to nutrition is key to successful dieting without overdoing it. Moreover, a well-defined exit strategy is essential to avoid compromising one's metabolic function over the long term. Also, check out Sam’s recommended lab testing: TSH test, DUTCH test Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Using Food as a Medicine Approach to Address Mental Health and Make Your Brain Hormones with Dr. Kate Henry, a Naturopathic Doctor and Wellness Speaker: Episode Rerun
April 11, 2023 • 43 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at your health and wellbeing. This week, we rerun one of our most insightful episodes featuring Dr. Kate Henry, a Naturopathic Doctor and Wellness Speaker. Dr. Kate talks about food as a medicine approach to mental health and the physiology of the vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids that make up the neurotransmitters in our brain.
Reducing Toxins to Detoxify Your Life with Greer McGuinness
April 6, 2023 • 54 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Greer McGuinness, Clinical Lab Educator at Vibrant Wellness and Founder of Biomedical Healing For Kids. In this episode, Greer McGuinness answers questions about toxins and the impact of toxic exposures on our health. With more than fifteen years of experience in the medical field, Greer McGuinness is a biomedical clinician. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Food Science from SUNY Plattsburgh and a Master's degree in Science from Central Michigan University. Additionally, she is a Certified Leap Therapist, having helped many individuals with food allergies and intolerances. Learn more about toxins by checking out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. Key Takeaways: Uncovering toxin exposure People are exposed to over 700,000 toxins daily, mostly man-made chemicals such as plastics, parabens, and heavy metals. Many underestimate the impact of small doses of chemicals. The "dose makes the poison" concept is not applicable when considering multiple toxins. Our current generation is more toxic than ever, and children have a shorter life expectancy than previous generations due to chemical exposure. Toxin exposure symptoms in adults Toxic exposure in adults can cause various symptoms, including weight gain, autoimmune issues, reproductive issues, infertility, fatigue, chronic fatigue, gut and liver issues, and hormonal imbalances, which can lead to endometriosis. Moreover, toxins act like estrogen in the body, and this can lead to symptoms even when hormone levels appear normal. Endocrine disruptors such as plastics, microplastics, parabens, and other products that women use daily can bioaccumulate in the body and throw off its balance. Decrease your toxic load While the body naturally detoxes, the toxic load in our society is much higher than it has been in the past. This can lead to an overload on the liver which can cause bioaccumulation of toxins. To help with this, Greer created the Rebalance Method, which focuses on improving bile and pancreatic lactase flow. It's also important to consider the lymphatic system; physical exercise is the best way to detox it. The four pillars of detoxification Reducing exposure to toxins starts with testing first, followed by applying the four pillars of reducing toxin exposure. These include getting water filtration systems, incorporating organic food, improving air quality, and getting good-quality personal care products. For more information, consult the Toxin-Free Living Guide. Investigating PFAS toxins in everyday items PFAS are called the "forever chemicals" because scientists don't know how to break them down. They can be found in everyday items such as panties, yoga pants, waterproof jackets, shoes, and sports bras. As a result, 99% of people in the United States have PFAS toxins in their systems. Also, check out Greer’s recommended lab testing: Micronutrient testing, Vibrant's Total Tox Burden test, and PFAS testing. Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Heart Health with Dr. Russell Jaffe: Episode Rerun
April 4, 2023 • 39 MIN
This Tuesday, we replay one of our most popular episodes featuring Dr. Russell Jaffe, Chairman and CEO of PERQUE Integrative Health. In this episode, Dr. Russell Jaffe explained the leading causes of heart disease and why doctors need to adopt a proactive and preventive approach that identifies the root cause of their patient's diagnoses.
Empowering Women with PCOS: A Functional Medicine Approach with Dr. Natalie Underberg
March 30, 2023 • 49 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Natalie Underberg, CEO of The PCOS Doc. In this episode, Dr. Natalie Underberg shares the causes, strategies, and lifestyle changes necessary to effectively manage Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). As a seasoned researcher with over a decade of experience studying PCOS, Dr. Natalie is a distinguished expert in her field. In addition to earning her doctoral degree, she has devoted countless hours to advanced functional medicine training through the Institute of Functional Medicine and Apex Energetics, as well as intensive coursework in internal disorders through the American Board of Chiropractic Internists. Dr. Natalie was personally diagnosed with PCOS in 2010, and has since been dedicated to educating, empowering, and advocating for women who also grapple with this complex condition. Alongside her work helping women with PCOS, Dr. Natalie specializes in assisting women with infertility and other hormone-related issues from a holistic perspective. Key Takeaways: What is PCOS? PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS have imbalanced levels of hormones, such as higher levels of androgens and insulin, which can cause a range of symptoms, including irregular menstrual cycles, fatigue, acne, excessive hair growth, weight gain, and even difficulty getting pregnant. Dr. Natalie states that one in seven women are now dealing with PCOS. Challenges of PCOS diagnosis and management When it comes to a PCOS diagnosis, thorough investigations are not being done. There's also a misconception that you need a cyst on your ovaries to qualify for a PCOS diagnosis, which is not true. Many women are being misdiagnosed or mislabeled due to either the presence or lack of polycystic ovarian morphology. If a woman has two of the three Rotterdam criteria, she has PCOS. However, Dr. Natalie believes there is a need for more expansive criteria for diagnosing PCOS than the current Rotterdam criteria. She also mentions that PCOS is a lifelong condition that can be managed well with the proper practices and strategies. Exploring the Rotterdam criteria In order to qualify someone for a PCOS diagnosis, specialists look for two of the three Rotterdam criteria, which are the presence of polycystic ovarian morphology or a cyst, ovulatory dysfunction, and the presence of excess androgens based on labs. However, Dr. Natalie also looks for other signs like inflammation, insulin resistance, chronic stressors, chronic adrenal dysfunction, and more. What causes PCOS? The root causes or drivers of PCOS include inflammation, insulin resistance, environmental toxins, stressors, childhood trauma, sexual trauma, and toxic maternal relationships. Night shift workers, gymnasts, and high-level athletes often have adrenal stress patterns which can lead to hormone dysregulation and PCOS. Additionally, genetics can play a role in PCOS development as well as metabolic issues such as pancreatic beta cell dysfunction and insulin resistance. Dr. Natalie's bits of advice Adopt lifestyle strategies such as getting exposure to natural light within twenty minutes of waking, eating breakfast outside, taking a ten-minute walk after meals, establishing a consistent sleep pattern, eating an anti-inflammatory diet, managing stress through meditation and vagus nerve exercises, using essential oils for self-care, and re-evaluating close relationships. You can also use supplements, herbal therapies, bioidenticals, and natural antimicrobials. Also, check out Dr. Underberg’s recommended lab testing: CBC CMP lipid panel, Iron and ferritin panel, DHEA and DHEAS tests, Progesterone test, Pituitary test, LH and FSH tests, Full thyroid panel, Insulin testing, LDH test, A1C test, DUTCH test, GI-MAP test, CDSA test Order tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
How Poor Oral Health Is Screwing Up The Rest Of Your Body with Dr. Bahar Esmaili
March 23, 2023 • 52 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and well-being. This week we’re joined by Dr. Bahar Esmaili, Director of Clinical Education at Rinovive. In this episode, Dr. Bahar Esmaili talks about dysfunctional breathing, the childhood development of our jaw and facial structures, and how that can impact our health in our adult life. Dr. Esmaili places a great emphasis on the relationship between oral health and overall well-being. She has undertaken multiple advanced education courses that delve into the connection between various aspects of the body, including gait, posture, the alignment of the jaw joint, and tension in facial muscles and how they relate to teeth structure and the airway. Dr. Esmaili is the Director of Clinical Education at Rinovive, Lead Clinical Director at Vivos Institute, and Strategic Advisor for the Council of Innovative Dentistry at 3M. Previously, she worked as a dentist for various companies and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Colorado Denver School of Dental Medicine. Key Takeaways: What are TMJ and TMD? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint, which is the joint that connects the jawbone to the skull. TMD is a term used to describe a range of conditions that affect the TMJ and the surrounding muscles and tissues. Some of its symptoms include pain or tenderness in the jaw, difficulty chewing or opening the mouth wide, as well as headaches or earaches. Teeth and total body health Teeth are not born with us but come into the equation later, and they can affect our overall body health. The hinge of our jaw is directly aligned with the two first two vertebrae in our neck. All the muscles making the hinge of the jaw happen are directly affected by the position of the lower jaw. So if the lower jaw is far back or is hiding on there, you have a neck issue. When the mandible is tucked underneath an underdeveloped maxilla, it can push against the airway, leading to breathing difficulties. This causes the head to go into a forward posture, resulting in neck issues and affecting the curvature of the spine from top to bottom. Environmental factors and facial development Environmental factors such as chewing functions, swallowing correctly with the tongue at the roof of the mouth, and breathing through the nose are necessary for facial development between ages four to seven. Lack of breastfeeding and tongue tie can lead to various issues in children, such as a stuck back jaw, pushing the tongue and palate against the airway, making it difficult for them to breathe. This leads to further problems such as jaw issues, TMJ headaches, and back problems. Understanding sleep breathing disorder The growing epidemic of mouth breathing in children due to underdevelopment of the sinuses and nasal passages can lead to symptoms such as noisy breathing, mouth breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, ADHD, fatigue, and brain fog. Some causes might include misalignment effects on the body, including masking pain with neurotransmitters, metabolic and neurotransmitter issues, an overactive immune system, or narrower airway difficulty reaching the deep sleep stage necessary for hormone regulation.
How to Prevent Nutrient Deficiency and Feed Your Body Right with Chris Kresser
March 16, 2023 • 52 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Chris Kresser, Founder and CEO of Kresser Institute. In this episode, Chris Kresser and Dr. Carrie Jones dive into nutrient deficiency and talk about vital macronutrients and micronutrients, nutrient testing, RDAs, and more. Chris Kresser is a globally-renowned expert, clinician, and practitioner of integrative and functional medicine. He is the creator of one of the world’s most respected natural health sites, ChrisKresser.com, and a New York Times bestselling author of The Paleo Cure and Unconventional Medicine. Chris was named one of the 100 most influential people in health and fitness by Greatist.com and launched the supplement line Adapt Naturals. In 2014, he co-founded California Center for Functional Medicine and, in 2015, founded the Kresser Institute. Chris continues to tirelessly share evidence-based insights from reputable sources and renowned health practitioners and coaches through various channels such as his blogs, guides, webcasts, interviews, and his podcast, Revolution Health Radio. Key Takeaways: The perfect diet A healthy diet should meet your nutrient needs. There are two major nutrient categories, macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients). When you break down micronutrients, there are nutrients that we get from animals and nutrients that we get from plant-based foods. Animal nutrients include vitamin B12, iron, zinc, vitamin A, creatine, vitamin D, and high-quality protein. If you're eating an exclusively plant-based diet, that doesn't mean you can't get these nutrients in other ways. But you have to acknowledge that animals are a much better source of these essential vitamins and minerals. On the flip side, vitamin C can almost be exclusively found in plant foods, as well as phytonutrients such as carotenoids, lycopene, betaine, and lutein. The truth about nutrient testing The processing and storage of nutrients vary within the body, thus necessitating a thorough examination of each nutrient separately. Obtaining a bodily fluid or tissue sample such as blood, saliva, or urine is insufficient for determining what nutrients are present. Take calcium, for instance, which is kept within a very narrow range in the blood. Testing calcium levels in the blood may appear favorable, but it may not reflect reality. Therefore, we typically rely on a dietary assessment tool like MyFitnessPal to determine calcium intake. Similarly, iodine can be examined via a twenty-four-hour urine test to assess recent iodine consumption, but it is not indicative of long-term levels. To accurately assess all nutrients, you have to run different tests. Why does today's food have fewer nutrients? Soil quality degradation is a major factor impacting nutrient availability due to the disruption of the soil microbiome, which aids plants in extracting nutrition from the soil. Pesticides, herbicides, and industrial agricultural practices have restricted a plant's ability to obtain nutrients. Chris notes that consuming eight oranges today is equivalent to consuming just one orange for our grandparents in terms of nutritional value. Additionally, the globalization of the food system is also a contributor, as produce is often transported long distances and stored in unfavorable conditions, resulting in significant nutrient loss over time. Unpacking RDAs Recommended Dietary Allowances, or RDAs, are the levels of intake of essential nutrients that meet the known nutrient needs of a healthy person. RDAs were developed during World War II to create nutritious rations for soldiers. They have been updated over time, but the numbers still represent the minimum amount of a nutrient a person needs to avoid a malnutrition-triggered disease. However, RDAs don't take into account several factors that play a huge role in nutrient absorption and status, like gender, age, and health. Another issue with RDAs is that they don't consider bioavailability. When you see the amount of a nutrient listed on a food label, you might assume that you will absorb a hundred percent of that amount, but you would be dramatically wrong. RDAs also don't consider nutrient synergy. There are many cases where the presence of one nutrient helps with the absorption of another one. Magnesium is required for the bio utilization of vitamin D and vice versa. If you are getting enough vitamin D through sun exposure or supplements, but you are magnesium deficient, you will still have low biological activity of vitamin D. Also, check out Chris’ recommended lab testing: intracellular magnesium test, iodine test, and blood, urine, and saliva tests for nutritional deficiencies. Order these tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Unlocking the Secrets to a Healthy Brain with Dr. Andy Wong
March 9, 2023 • 42 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Andy Wong, Co-founder of Capital Integrative Health. In this episode, Dr. Andy Wong talks about the importance of brain health, including how physical and mental health are connected, the effects of alcohol consumption on cognitive decline, and how to take proactive measures to protect brain health. Dr. Andy Wong is a board-certified internal medicine doctor trained in integrative and functional medicine. He specializes in investigating the root cause of health issues and working with patients to optimize their health and wellness. Dr. Wong is trained in the Bredesen protocol for the reversal of cognitive decline and is also specialized in acupuncture, functional medicine, and nutrition. Key Takeaways: No brain, no gain Brain health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. It is intimately tied to who we are physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. It contains our life stories or experiences. It also mediates our emotions, both joy and sadness, feelings and thoughts. A healthy brain also helps us cultivate meaningful relationships. From a root cause medicine perspective, the brain is the organ that helps to influence all the others, so you have to continuously develop and exercise it. What is an inflamed brain? Neuroinflammation is basically inflammation of the nervous system, which is mediated by the innate immune cells of the brain called microglia that protect neurons. They can become inflamed and damage the neurons if they get out of control leading to symptoms such as brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, memory loss, or depression.. What causes brain inflammation? Alcohol is one major trigger for this type of inflammation, as it disrupts the blood-brain barrier and increases chemical messengers like NF kappa beta. A recent study from the UK showed that even two drinks a week is associated with cognitive decline. Other causes are dysregulated blood sugar, toxins, mycotoxins, an inflammatory diet, hypoxia (low oxygen), and gut inflammation. Physical and psychological stress can also lead to brain inflammation which can cause issues with memory, anxiety, depression, and brain fog. The root cause of depression Depression was recently discovered not as a cause of serotonin deficiency but rather by unchecked chronic brain inflammation. Physical and mental health are tied together. If someone has depression, they might have fatigue, body aches, or other physical issues. Dr. Andy Wong’s practical advice Focus on food by making eighty percent of meals whole food based. Sleep is an active process for the brain, during which it detoxifies beta-amyloid plaques that may contribute to Alzheimer's. So get enough sleep by aiming for seven or eight hours of sleep per night, with two hours before midnight to promote detoxification. Start a mindfulness practice such as yoga or exercise routine. Also, check out Dr. Andy Wong’s recommended lab testing: functional MRI, CT scan, neurology antibody testing, blood molecular tests, apolipoprotein E genetic testing, fasting blood sugar test, insulin testing, hormone testing, micronutrient testing, vibrant testing, omega check test, online neurocognitive testing. Order these tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Top Causes of Mental Health with Brendan Vermeire
March 2, 2023 • 56 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Brendan Vermeire, Functional Medicine Consultant and Founder of Metabolic Solutions. In this episode, Brendan Vermeire talks about mental health, from depression, anxiety, and neuroinflammation to dementia and Alzheimer's. Brendan is a mental and metabolic health researcher, functional medicine educator, board-certified holistic practitioner, personal trainer, writer, speaker, and host of The Holistic Savage podcast. He is also the owner and founder of the Metabolic Solutions Institute for Functional Health and Fitness Practitioners and the Metabolic Solutions Research & Education Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to "changing the way the world views mental health" through advancing the science of mental health dysfunction. Key Takeaways: Debunking the classic psychiatric narrative The current model of mental health treatment in the psychiatric world offers limited treatment options, such as pills or therapy, with little consideration for underlying causes of inflammation or other factors that could contribute to mental health issues. As a result, mental health practitioners like Brendan focus on studying more predominant theories, such as cytokine or neurotrophic ones. Inflammation and mental health symptoms Brendan represents inflammation as "the cleansing fire the immune system uses to fight off pathogens and remodel tissues." Inflammation can be driven by anything, including food, mold, viruses, or pathogens. Most people aren't aware of it, but the average American is inflamed at a low chronic meta-level, which drives the chronic disease epidemic, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. The role of neuroplasticity in mental health Neuroplasticity refers to the brain's ability to change and adapt in response to experiences and environmental factors. It is a crucial process that underlies learning, memory formation, and the recovery of function after brain injury. Interventions that promote neuroplasticity, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based practices, and physical exercise, effectively improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions, which may help to promote positive changes in brain structure and function. How does the microbiome affect mental health? Changes in the microbiome can affect our mental health. Multiple research suggests that the microbiome composition can impact the brain through various mechanisms, including neurotransmitter regulation, inflammation, and immune system modulation. Additionally, some studies have found that a diverse and healthy microbiome is associated with better mental health outcomes. The Mental M.A.P. The Mental M.A.P. (Microglial Activation Profile) is a sophisticated lab panel that assesses the likelihood of microglial activation and neuroinflammation by evaluating multiple serological blood, urine, and even stool markers, as well as other core functions like methylation and nutrient imbalances. Also, check out Brendan’s recommended lab testing: The Mental M.A.P., C-reactive protein test, Homocysteine, Thromboxane B2, and Kryptopyrrole Order these tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Fix Your Period Naturally with Nicole Jardim
February 23, 2023 • 50 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Nicole Jardim, a Certified Women’s Health Coach. In this episode, Nicole Jardim joins Dr. Carrie Jones to share how to fix your periods and balance your hormones naturally. Nicole is a Certified Women’s Health Coach, writer, speaker, mentor, and creator of the Fix Your Period program. She is the author of Fix Your Period: 6 Weeks to Banish Bloating, Conquer Cramps, Manage Moodiness, and Ignite Lasting Hormone Balance, and the co-author of The Happy Balance, a recipe book filled with over eighty hormone-balancing recipes. Nicole is also the host of The Period Party podcast and has been called on as a women’s health expert for sites such as The Guardian, Well+Good, and Healthline. Key Takeaways: What does a normal period look like? Nicole highlights that a true period is always preceded by ovulation. If you don't ovulate in a particular cycle, then you're basically experiencing what is known as an anovulatory cycle or hormone withdrawal bleeding. Normal periods should last between three and seven days long. If they're over seven days, you might experience estrogen and progesterone issues. Painful cramps during the period are another sign of an unhealthy or abnormal period. What is a normal period flow? A range of sixty milliliters is considered ideal for the entire period. Over eighty milliliters is a heavy period, and under twenty-five is a very light period. The normal period range is somewhere between thirty and fifty milliliters. Heavy versus light periods Heavy periods are often caused by a reproductive hormone imbalance, insulin resistance, ovarian dysfunction, or other hormone-related condition. An excessively light period usually indicates a lack of estrogen, nutrients, ovulation, or thyroid issues. What is PMS? Premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, ranges from physical like bloating, crampiness, heaviness, headaches, migraines, and body aches, to mental and emotional symptoms, like being quick to anger, impatient, frustrated, or anxious. Though some of these symptoms are normal, many are driven by inflammation, detoxification problems, blood sugar issues, and lifestyle. What is PMDD? Premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which causes a range of emotional, mental, and physical symptoms, and somewhere between two and eight percent of women worldwide experience it. Also, check out Nicole’s recommended lab testing: Gut testing, DUTCH Test Order these tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
Are You Taking The Right Supplements with Dr. Jeff Gladd
February 16, 2023 • 46 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Jeff Gladd, Founder of GladdMD Integrative Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Fullscript. In this episode, Dr. Jeff Gladd answers all your questions about supplements, including reading labels, fish oil break down,, curcumin, vitamin D, and more. Dr. Jeff Gladd has over twenty-one years of experience in the medical field. He is the owner of GladdMD Integrative Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at Fullscript. Dr. Gladd has become a sought-after speaker on physician entrepreneurship, social media, and technology in healthcare and regularly speaks at Holistic Primary Care’s annual Heal Thy Practice conference. In 2008, Dr. Gladd founded and launched PureHealthMD.com, a website housing professionally authored content to educate people on the lifestyle aspects of health, which he and his partners sold to the Discovery Channel. In 2011, he created and launched the web’s first nutrient depletion calculator, Mytavin.com. Key Takeaways: Are all vitamins, nutrients, minerals, and herbs created the same? Supplements differ by brand and the source from which you purchase it. For example, you might buy a bottle of magnesium with no magnesium in the capsules. Dr. Gladd highlights the importance of sourcing high-quality supplements from reliable sources to ensure their expected benefit. And the quality starts with the ingredient source. Ensure you take high-quality and standardized supplements Dr. Gladd states, "the supplement industry is a bit more wild west," so you should be more diligent and research every single supplement or herb you want to buy. Study the company's website, and if you see they're proud of what they're doing and invest that level of concern in high-quality products, it might be a good indicator the product is good. Debunking the myth of multiple supplements in one pill If you read on the label that one capsule contains about thirty supplements, bear in mind that the dose of each component is insignificant. You can't get thirty supplements into one capsule and get the expected results, but people don't realize this. It's better to choose a single ingredient at the standardized dose that the evidence supports. Good versus bad supplements High-quality supplements shouldn't contain food coloring, cornstarch, or dye. Dr. Gladd also does a multivitamin screening test with his patients to evaluate the form of vitamin E and magnesium and determine the supplement's quality level. High-quality vitamin E should contain mixed tocopherols, while magnesium should be magnesium citrate or glycinate. Most of the inexpensive, poorer-quality multivitamins use DL-alpha-tocopherol and magnesium oxide. Omega-3 and fish oil supplements Omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil are anti-inflammatory and are great for cardiovascular and brain health. However, you have to ensure you take good-quality fish oil and the right dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which is at least 1000 milligrams of total EPA plus DHA daily. Vitamin D: benefits, sources, and dosage Vitamin D isn't really a vitamin, but a pro-hormone in the body, which has multiple functions including bone, metabolic, hormone health, blood sugar regulation, and immune support. Sun exposure is the best way to get vitamin D. Other methods include drops or soft gel capsules. Dr. Gladd suggests taking vitamin D doses between 2,000 - 4,000 international units per day, depending on the individual's blood level. Also, check out Dr. Gladd’s recommended lab testing: Multivitamin screening test, homocysteine tests, and the MTHFR test. Order all these tests through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
The Immune-Heart Connection: How Viruses Impact Us with the Father of Functional Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Bland
February 9, 2023 • 47 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Jeffrey Bland, aka the “Father of Functional Medicine.” In this episode, Dr. Jeffrey Bland talks about immunometabolism, the long-term effects of COVID-19 on our immune system, chronic fatigue syndrome, your cardiovascular health, and much more. Dr. Bland is an internationally recognized leader in the nutritional and functional medicine field. He co-founded The Institute for Functional Medicine in 1991 and is known to many as the “Father of Functional Medicine.” In the early 1980s, Dr. Bland was hand-selected by two-time Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling to serve as Director of Nutritional Research at the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine. Dr. Bland has authored several best-selling books about nutritional medicine and over 120 peer-reviewed research publications. He is also the CEO KinDex Pharmaceuticals, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer of Bering Select Seafoods Company, and Founder and President of Big Bold Health and the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institue.. Dr. Bland is a fellow of both the American College of Nutrition, where he is a certified nutrition specialist and the Association for Clinical Biochemistry. Key Takeaways: - Understanding immune rejuvenation About ten percent of individuals who experienced COVID ended up with some form of consequences, otherwise called long COVID, which presents itself with a myriad of different signs and symptoms, including foggy brain, sleep disturbances, behavior changes, depression, respiratory-related issues, fatigue, and others. Some people describe it as the immune system being scarred. However, these scars are, to some extent, reversible, and scientists call the process immune rejuvenation. - Weak immune system and COVID-19 In terms of health outcomes, from the exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the United States did more poorly than any other developed country worldwide due to the population's less resilient immune system, which was set up to be more vulnerable to COVID. As a result, many people still experience COVID-related symptoms two years after getting over the infection. - The chronic fatigue syndrome Dr. Bland states that the HIV/AIDS era, followed by the chronic fatigue syndrome era in the eighties and nineties, had the same presentation of symptoms that we're seeing with long COVID. Today, doctors and scientists recognize chronic fatigue syndrome as an illness that results in injury to the mitochondria in our cells, which lowers our energy-producing capabilities. Generally, our immune system is energetically hungry when active and can use up to fifty percent of our metabolic energy. So, when affected, our body resilience gets low. - Post-COVID cardiac effects Other than the pulmonary effects on respiration, breathing, and energy and cognitive dysfunction like brain fog, there are also various cardiac effects. People with heart diseases have inflammatory conditions in their coronary arteries and vessels that conduct blood and immune system cells throughout the body, and this represents an inflammatory issue of their immune systems. So the immune system connects to metabolism, which then connects to your heart.
Holistic and Integrative Cancer Care with Dr. Nathan Goodyear
February 1, 2023 • 45 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and well-being. This week we’re joined by Dr. Nathan Goodyear, Medical Director and Physician at Brio-Medical. Dr. Goodyear shares his holistic, natural, and integrative approach to addressing cancer. Dr. Goodyear is the medical director of Brio-Medical, a holistic, integrative cancer healing center in Arizona. He uses the principles and science of holistic, natural, and integrative therapies to treat and target the healing potential in people with cancer. Dr. Goodyear is also the Chairman of the Scientific Medical Advisory Board for the Vitamin C International Consortium Institute, a Fellow in Functional and Regenerative Medicine, and served on the American Functional Medicine Association Board. He has authored two books: Manboob Nation: An Integrative Medicine Approach to Low Testosterone and Total Testosterone Transformation. To learn more about integrative cancer care, check out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. Also, check out Dr. Goodyear’s recommended lab testing: Blood Test, Urine Test, Tumor Markers Testing and Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Test. Glucose-6-Phosphate Dehydrogenase Test can be ordered through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide Key Takeaways: The future of treating cancer Dr. Goodyear believes in taking a precision and accuracy-focused approach to treating cancer, which includes looking at multi-omics such as genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and immunomodulomics. The goal is to create a treatment program that targets the tumor and one that heals the body at the same time. Vitamin C as an option for Cancer A European study showed no benefits in adding vitamin C to the patients receiving the chemo in the immunotherapeutics, but only in patients with RAS mutation. So vitamin C directly targets RAS mutations and does help if you target the correct mutations. Vitamin C properties Vitamin C supports the immune system and pro-oxidative cancer stem cells. If you're dealing with bone metastasis, vitamin C works well in penetrating cancer that is growing in bone. Overall, vitamin C is incredibly metabolically active against cancer cells but not in non-cancer cells. Understanding cancer recurrence When looking at cancer treatments today, we have to recognize that chemotherapy, full-dose radiation, and surgery can shrink a primary tumor. But research shows that it can also set up a situation where it spreads cancer cells. The vast majority of issues associated with cancer, including the cause of death, are when it spreads. So you must continue the healing process because the dysfunction might still persist. Lifestyle tips to help reduce cancer risks Living in an active, healthy, balanced, and stress-free environment is foundational to cancer prevention and treatment. So feed your body with good nutrition that will enable it to function correctly, repair broken mechanisms, and reduce inflammation. Also, help your body combat stress, take care of your emotional, psychological, and spiritual environments, and exercise constantly.
Neurotransmitters: Types, Functions, Disorders, and Testing with Dr. Chip Watkins
January 26, 2023 • 51 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and well-being. This week we’re joined by Dr. Chip Watkins, President of NCHealthSPAN, Regional Medical Director at Community Care of NC, and Chief Medical Officer at Sanesco International. In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Chip Watkins talks to us about neurotransmitters, what they are, what their functions are, the different types, and potential issues related to neurotransmitters. Dr. Chip Watkins has over twenty years of experience in private practice, teaching, and corporate medicine. He uses mind-body medicine in his practice and nutritional approaches to care and has an understanding of traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, and bioenergetics. Dr. Watkins is the President of NCHealthSPAN, Regional Medical Director at Community Care of NC, and Chief Medical Officer at Sanesco International. He is also a Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a past president and Chairman of the Board of the North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians. Also, check out Dr. Chip Watkins’ recommended lab testing: Neurotransmitter testing, Neurotransmitter metabolite testing, Blood testing, Spot urine test These labs can both be ordered through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide Key Takeaways: What is a neurotransmitter? Neurotransmitters are chemical substances released at the end of a nerve fiber. By definition, neurotransmitters are neurohormones because they are signaling molecules secreted by a neuron to affect another cell across a synapse, which could be another neuron, a body part, a gland, or a muscle cell. Neurotransmitters are the chemical messengers that your body really cannot function without. You should have enough chemical messengers, and they have to be in the right balance of release and reuptake for the system to work properly. GABA deficiency symptoms When GABA levels are too low, it's difficult for the body to relax after a stress-induced neurotransmitter release. This might lead to mood disorders, particularly depression, anxiety, panic attacks, sleep problems, memory issues, sexual dysfunction, and even perimenopause and menopause conditions. What are the main neurotransmitters? The human nervous system has about forty neurotransmitters and over 100 neuroactive substances. Some of these are dopamine, GABA, glutamate, serotonin, glycine, and histamine. The scientific community breaks them into inhibitory (serotonin, GABA, and glycine) and excitatory (norepinephrine epinephrine glutamate) neurotransmitters. How does the body make neurotransmitters? Neurotransmitters are synthesized by enzymes, most of which start out as amino acids that we get from our diet. Neurotransmitters can be separated into two groups, the amino acid neurotransmitters (glutamate, glycine, and GABA) and the biogenic amines or the monoamines (dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine). Neurotransmitters and gut health Amino acids come from your diet. So the food you choose to eat and the status of your gut health is crucial to the creation of the neurotransmitters. Many neurotransmitters are made in the gut, like 95% of serotonin and about fifty percent of both GABA and dopamine.
What Should You Know About Fertility to Get Pregnant with Dr. Aumatma Simmons
January 19, 2023 • 62 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & manage results from 30+ lab companies in one place for free. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Aumatma Simmons, CEO of Holistic Fertility Institute. In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Aumatma Simmons shares her method of helping women who struggle with fertility, miscarriage, and staying healthy during pregnancy. Dr. Aumatma Simmons, or "Dr. Aum" as her patients refer to her, is board-certified in naturopathic endocrinology. She has been in practice for fifteen years, ten of which have been hyper-focused on fertility. As the Chief Executive Officer of Holistic Fertility Institute, Dr. Aum works with couples who want to start a family through her four-step restorative fertility model. She is a sought speaker, trainer, and best-selling author of two books, Fertility Secrets: What Your Doctor Didn't Tell You About Baby-Making and (In)Fertility: Struggles, Secrets, & Successes. To learn more about fertility and pregnancy, check out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. Also, check out Dr. Aumatma Simmons’ recommended lab testing: Cheat Sheet Test, Diva's Detox Guide. These labs can both be ordered through Rupa Health - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide Key Takeaways: Start with testing When it comes to fertility and pregnancy, the first thing to focus on is testing. Start testing things like the follicle-stimulating hormone, the luteinizing hormone, the anti-mullerian hormone, and estradiol, ideally on days two, three, or four of your cycle. Regarding lab testing, there is a big diversion between what's considered normal and optimal. So when looking at your results, if you're outside of that optimal level, you have a good starting point of what to focus on. Lifestyle and fertility In a heterosexual couple, a lot of pressure and fertility problems are put on the woman and her age. However, fertility is not just an age factor but also a lifestyle one. If you are not sleeping well, stressing yourself out, living a toxic lifestyle, drinking alcohol, or smoking cigarettes, your age will play a role in your fertility. But that is relevant for both men and women. So lifestyle has a great impact on your reproduction. Ovulation 101 Ovulation is the process of the ovaries producing anywhere from one to fifteen follicles in any natural cycle. After the development of all these follicles, the body detects the one with the highest quality, which will be released into the fallopian tube. This follicle travels down the fallopian tube, where the sperm should fertilize the egg. But the egg still has a protective layer called the zona pellucida. So when the sperm gets to the egg, the one with the right motility, movement, and morphology will break through that zona pellucida. The problem comes when the sperm doesn't have great quality and cannot do its job. And similarly, if that egg doesn't have all the right features, it may not get fertilized. Or it will get fertilized and then turn into an embryo that maybe doesn't implant, which would be called a chemical pregnancy. Or it implants and ends in a loss, hence a miscarriage.
How Gluten Impacts Your Autoimmune Disease with Dr. Tom O'Bryan
January 12, 2023 • 52 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and well-being. This week we’re joined by Dr. Tom O'Bryan, a World Expert on Gluten and Autoimmune Health. In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Tom O'Bryan talks about gluten-related disorders and the benefits of going gluten-free for lowering your inflammation and reducing your autoimmune risk. Dr. Tom O’Bryan is a recognized world expert on gluten and its impact on health. He is an internationally recognized and sought-after speaker and workshop leader specializing in the complications of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, Celiac Disease, and the development of Autoimmune Diseases. Dr. O'Bryan is on a mission to educate patients and healthcare practitioners across the globe about the many possible manifestations of non-celiac gluten sensitivity and celiac disease and why patients with gluten-related disorders require treatment programs that go beyond just a gluten-free diet. To learn more about gluten-free diets and autoimmune health, check out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. Also, check out Dr. Tom O'Bryan's recommended lab testing: Wheat Zoomer Test, Neural Zoomer Test, and Neural Zoomer Plus Test. Key Takeaways: The five pillars in the development of chronic inflammatory diseases The first one of the five pillars is your genetics. The second is environmental triggers, including food, stress hormones, heavy metals, and the toxic chemicals in your body. Number three is dysbiosis, which means too many bad guys and not enough good guys in your body. When you have environmental triggers that are offensive to the body, they create an inflammatory reaction in the gut. Dysbiosis sets the stage for number four, which is the leaky gut. And number five is systemic inflammation. Gluten sensitivity Gluten activates toll-like receptor 4 and leaky gut and increases inflammation. This occurs in all humans who consume gluten, even if you feel you don't have any problems. One person out of eight gets gut problems related to wheat. The other seven get brain, skin, or hair problems. So anytime you have a health disorder that's just not responding the way it should to your efforts, test to see if you have wheat sensitivity. The wheat problem Wheat damages the intestinal lining and prevents poor absorption of essential nutrients. A person may not get gluten sensitivity, but may experience symptoms like abdominal pain, bloating, fatigue, mood irritability, brain fog, or memory issues. Dr. Tom O'Bryan’s bits of advice Spend at least one hour a week learning more about how you can be healthier. You can learn about plastic storage containers and get glass storage containers instead. Then about organic cosmetic companies that aren't using phthalates. And how house plants absorb over seventy-four percent of the toxins in the air.
Got Pain? Use Your Lymphatic System To Fix It with Dr. Perry Nickelston
January 5, 2023 • 56 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and well-being. This week we’re joined by Dr. Perry Nickelston, a Chiropractic Physician, and Owner of Stop Chasing Pain. In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Perry Nickelston shares his expertise on the lymphatic system, specifically what it does and how to improve it. Dr. Perry Nickelston, aka The Lymph Doc, is a Chiropractic Physician with a primary focus on treating chronic pain and inflammation via the lymphatic and vascular systems. He is the owner of Stop Chasing Pain and an international speaker and educator of the self-care MOJO series. Dr. Perry Nickelston is the author of the upcoming book Stop Chasing Pain: A vital guide to healing your body, moving well, and gaining control of your life. He specializes in Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition. Key Takeaways: What are some symptoms of lymphatic disorders? A lymphatic system disorder might cause multiple body symptoms. Some of the most common ones are brain fog, neuroinflammation, puffiness, swelling, and edema. Some people struggle to lose body fat or get a lot of mucus symptoms, like leaky eyes, nose, or sinus infections. What is the lymphatic system? The lymphatic system is a network of tubes throughout the body that manage your fluid levels. It is part of two systems, primarily your immune system, which gets rid of waste products. And your body, and then it's also part of your circulatory system. Another great role of the lymphatic system is killing cancer cells every day. Moving and breathing Two things move the lymphatics primarily. These are movement and breathing. To keep the lymphatic system in good condition, you have to constantly move all your body parts, do various exercises, and breathe through your diaphragm. The big six routines for lymph flow To improve the lymph flow, use the big six routines. Start massaging above and below the collarbone, which is point number one. Go in every direction you want as long as you don't cause pain. Spot number two is at the top of the neck on the left and the right, behind the jaw angle and below the lobe of your ear. Next, go to the shoulder joint, the axilla, and the armpit region. Spot four is where you have most of your lymphatics, and that's your abdomen. Number five is the crease of the groin at the hip, and number six is the spot behind the knees.
Releasing Emotions as it Relates to Pain, Autoimmune, and More with Dr. Christian Gonzalez
December 27, 2022 • 54 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at our health and well-being. This week we’re joined by Dr. Christian Gonzalez, aka Dr. G, Co-Founder of The Swell Score and Host of Heal Thy Self. In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Christian Gonzalez answers all your questions about Neo Emotional Release Therapy. Dr. Christian Gonzalez, aka Dr. G, is the Co-Founder of The Swell Score and Host of Heal Thy Self, a top 100 health and wellness podcast worldwide. He completed his Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2014. Upon graduation, he completed his residency at the Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he found a passion for helping people optimize their health in preventing chronic disease. Dr. G has been featured in countless media outlets, including MSN, the LA Times, Shape, and more. Key Takeaways: Understanding emotional release Suppressing emotions like fear, shame, and anger can have a huge impact on overall body health. So many rely on talk therapy, which is a good way of dealing with the problem, but it won't get to the root of releasing the emotion. Emotional release is about authentically facing the parts of you that had been hidden by you at a certain age, reconciling that relationship, and reconnecting with who you are. It is literally shifting the paradigm of how you are in your body and authentically expressing yourself in a balanced version of who you are. Connecting to your body and emotions During Dr. Gonzalez's sessions, eight out of ten people get into their bodies and feel their emotions. In practical terms, he takes about fifteen minutes to bring people deep into their bodies so they literally feel every part of it. When Dr. Gonzalez knows patients are in their bodies, he starts the process of feeling their emotions. Bodily maps of emotions There is a direct correlation between feelings and emotions and body pain. Practicians like Dr. Gonzalez check out people's bodies, how they are standing, and their posture and hips to understand their feelings. For example, anytime someone feels anger, nine out of ten times they have discomfort in the stomach. When it comes to the lower body, the hips, the womb, the pelvis, and the genitals, that's all usually sexual shame. Dr. Christian Gonzalez’s pieces of advice You can't be healthy if you don't have a relationship with your body. Connect with your body and take ten minutes daily to do a body scan and mindfulness meditation of feeling every part of it. Notice what your body's asking for and honor it. Start expanding and honoring your voice and find out practices that would make you connect with your sexual energy.
How to Stay Healthy in a Toxic World with Dr. Jill Carnahan
December 19, 2022 • 41 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is a weekly one-on-one conversation with renowned medical experts, specialists, and pioneers who are influencing the way we look at your health and wellbeing. This week we’re joined by Dr. Jill Carnahan, a Functional Medicine Expert and Founder and Medical Director of Flatiron Functional Medicine. In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Jill Carnahan shares her health journey through breast cancer, mold, toxicity, and trauma, while giving you guidance on where to start on your own journey. Key Takeaways: 1. Why does a disease start in the soil? Over the years, poor soil management, environmental changes, and chemicals are leading to the depletion of nutrients in the soil and human body. For example, the magnesium in an apple today is about one-fifth of what it was 50 or 100 years ago. We might be eating good organic produce, but it's depleted in nutrients that come from the soil. Those depletions and chemical applications like glyphosate pull out minerals that we need to live in a healthy manner. The corn and soy survive, but all the weeds and growths around them die because they're minerally depleted. Glyphosate kills minerals our microbiome can't survive without, as well as bifidobacteria and lactobacillus, allowing things like clostridia to cause various disorders. So we have this imbalance of microbiome based on the stuff that's applied to our soils, affects the gut, and the immune system gets the wrong signal and starts to attack our bodies. 2. Your liver can't do everything by itself - you have to help it. Our liver was designed to detox. We were created that way, and we have everything we need in our bodies to detoxify. However, the environmentally toxic load is increasing exponentially every year with chemicals that we have no idea how they work or how much toxicity we're taking on. And as this toxicity increases, we are losing our margin. If you think of it as a bucket analogy of how we detoxify, we all are born with a bucket that fills up with chemicals. As the toxic load increases, your bucket fills up, and your liver can do the job to a certain point. But when your bucket is full, the water level starts to spill over, your toxic load increases, and your liver gets behind it and can't keep up anymore. So your liver needs more nutrients like B vitamins, glutathione, and alpha-lipoic acid. 3. Breast cancer causes When it comes to breast cancer development, the hormone estradiol is often blamed but we know gut health, infections, inflammation, and toxicities from chemicals like pesticides and herbicides absolutely play a role. Toxic emotions, trauma, and stress can also trigger a bodily response and affect your hormones and metabolic health. Dr. Jill is a well-known Functional Medicine Expert who uses functional medicine to help you find the answers to the cause of your illness and the nutritional and biochemical imbalances that may be making you feel ill. She is the Founder and Medical Director of Flatiron Functional Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of Queen of Grace Productions. Her new book, Unexpected: Finding Resilience through Functional Medicine, Science, and Faith, will come out soon. She is also an international speaker, author, blogger, IFM Educator at the Institute of Functional Medicine, and Director of Functional Medicine at Resilience Code.
Enhance Your Body Health, Strength, and Resiliency with Dr. Tyna Moore
December 15, 2022 • 49 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Tyna Moore, a Regenerative Medicine Expert, Doctor, Mentor, Coach, Author, and Speaker. They discuss how to be more resilient and metabolically healthy from the inside out. Key Takeaways from this episode: 1. What is metabolic instability? Being metabolically healthy means your body responds well to food and reduces your risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and others. So metabolic health is the ability to ingest nutrients and metabolize those nutrients appropriately. However, because of our modern way of life and eating habits, our insulin and blood sugar levels spike all day, thus leading to metabolic instability. That could cause glucose and insulin issues, cardiometabolic conditions, heart diseases, obesity, and even infertility. 2. Hit the gym and take care of your diet. As you gain body fat, the composition and function of your muscles change and get compromised. Muscles are essential for metabolic health, and under-muscled people are at higher risk of obesity, insulin and heart issues, or other types of chronic disease. Muscles are essential as they help modulate your insulin function, secrete anti-inflammatory molecules like myokines, and lose body fat. So the only way to start the transformation towards metabolic health is to add muscle mass to the body and eat fewer carbohydrates and more meat. 3. Metabolic health pieces of advice. Sleep is a vital element for metabolic health. If you skip a night of sleep or don't hit the necessary hours, your blood sugar handling the next day will be a train wreck. So get your sleep, prioritize strength exercises, and try mitigating stress as much as possible. Dr. Tyna Moore has nearly three decades of experience as a leading expert in holistic regenerative medicine and resilient health. Trained as a Naturopathic Physician and Chiropractor, she attempts to bring a unique perspective to those wishing to build a more robust foundation for their health and well-being. Dr. Moore hosts The Dr. Tyna Show Podcast and is a number one best-selling author and international speaker.
Demystifying The Therapeutic Use of Psychedelic Medicine with Dr. Erica Zelfand
December 8, 2022 • 52 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens. With one delicious scoop of AG1, you get 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced ingredients, probiotics, and adaptogens to help support your gut health, nervous system, immune system, energy, recovery… All the things. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Erica Zelfand, a Therapeutic Psychedelic Expert and Educator. They discuss the therapeutic use of Ayahuasca, MDMA, Ketamine, and Psilocybin for depression, anxiety, addiction, PTSD, panic, and more. Key Takeaways from this episode: 1. What makes psychedelic medicine unique? When people hear the word psychedelic, they think of illegal drugs. However, psychedelic substances can be used for therapeutic purposes and help with addiction, PTSD, depression, or anxiety. The problem is that according to the Drug Enforcement Agency, there's no approved use for these substances, so there are no legal premises to use them. There are a few key medical facilities studying psychedelic medicine with their patients including Johns Hopkins and the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. 2. The science behind psychedelics: Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, MDMA, and Ketamine. Some of the most used psychedelic substances are Psilocybin, Ayahuasca, MDMA, LSD, and Ketamine. Psilocybin is the active constituent in magic mushrooms and is in the spotlight now. It is a constituent found in over 200 different species of fungi, which performed very well in clinical trials for treating things like depression, major depressive disorder, and various addictions. Ayahuasca is a psychedelic medicine that comes to us from the Amazon and is a combination of two different plants brewed together. MDMA has a good chance of being legalized within the next few years because of its healing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder properties. Ketamine is a versatile psychedelic used in pediatrics, pets, surgeries, or dental procedures. It also can be used to treat addiction, but you have to be careful with it as it is an addictive substance in itself. 3. How can you get started with psychedelics correctly? Never buy and do psychedelics on your own. A safer way to do psychedelics is to go to a trusted professional. With Ketamine (for example), that means finding a licensed Ketamine practitioner or clinic. You can also enroll in a clinical trial supported by organizations like Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Certain states such as Oregon and Colorado are also moving towards broadening psychedelic therapeutics in a clinical setting. Dr. Erica Zelfand is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, specializing in integrative and functional family medicine. She is also a medical writer, editor, and speaker. Dr. Erica is a psychedelic expert and educator who helps people understand how the newly evolving world of therapeutic psychedelics such as Psilocybin and Ketamine help with depression, addiction, and more.
The Audacious Woman’s Playbook for Aligning with Your Core Values with Jenn Pike
December 1, 2022 • 51 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Jenn Pike, A Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor, and Medical Exercise Specialist. They discuss top insights and hacks for shedding the limiting beliefs that lead to burnout and hold you back from achieving your potential. The first step to success is learning to take care of yourself. Key Takeaways from this episode: 1. You can’t be constantly burned out and still create the life and business you want. Start by recognizing the signs of burnout and recognize that you’re here because you are not in alignment with who you are at your core. Before you can start making changes, you will need to peel away all your hard-wired and self-limiting beliefs one layer at a time. 2. The notion that our worth is defined by our accomplishments is a self-limiting belief. We are hard-wired from a young age that our value and worth stem from our achievements; the best grades, the most wins, and trying the hardest and doing things others won’t because they are hard. We then evolve into adults who are working harder and trying to produce more. Soon you have a reputation to live up to, even though we’re starting to crumble inside, but we can’t let anyone see that. 3. The smallest things we do can drive the biggest changes. Start by identifying the one thing you do daily that fulfills you and makes you happy. Look within and try to figure out why you have designed your life the way it is, where you have no time to achieve what you want and no rest and recharge time. Are things the way they are because you have an issue with saying “no”? 4. Jenn Pike’s three tips for audaciousness. We are hard-wired with self-limiting beliefs; identify these beliefs and anchor yourself to the woman you are at your core. Next, cultivate a daily routine that lets you tap into moments of joy and self-nurturing. Lastly, take time to look at your schedule and regularly scrub out things you can say no to. Jenn Pike is a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor, and a Medical Exercise Specialist. Jenn is a multitasking achiever who believes that being audacious can cut out the hard-wired self-limiting beliefs we all carry and lead us to simplicity and ease in all that we do. She is the founder of the Simplicity Project, and you can catch her on her YouTube channel, Simplicity TV, or on her weekly podcast of, The Simplicity Sessions. Jenn is also the author of three books, including The Simplicity Project.
What’s the Difference Between Food Allergy VS Food Sensitivities with Dr. James LaValle
November 24, 2022 • 45 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. James LaValle, Author, Board-Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and Educator. They discuss food intolerances, food allergies, and gut health. Key Takeaways from this episode: 1. Food Issues Symptoms: Food is the most significant thing that drives your health. Besides the obvious signs of food conditions, there are symptoms like anxiety, mood disorders, weight gain, joint and muscle discomfort, cardiovascular disease, cognitive function issues, and fatigue. 2. Food Allergy Versus Food Sensitivity: An allergy represents a hypersensitivity reaction that could be life-threatening. When you get an allergic reaction, your airways shut down, you wheeze, get hives, and have itchy skin. Food sensitivity takes longer before it manifests, you may not even see the reaction to the food for up to seventy-two hours after you have eaten it. A sensitivity reaction will not be as dramatic, but initial signs of issues include reactions in your gut, immune system, and other parts of your body. 3. How Food Affects Your Intestines. Your intestine has a lining of epithelial cells which are only one cell layer deep. In between these cells, there is something called tight junctions, which are responsible for absorption. Any food can change the epithelial cells of your intestines and disrupt tight junctions. As a result, you either start getting bacteria that get into the circulation and create an immune system response, or the foods aren't getting broken down. So when your gut barrier loses its integrity, you start to react to certain foods. Dr. James LaValle is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, educator in integrative and precision health, and founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises. He has over thirty-five years of experience integrating natural and integrative therapies into various medical and business models. Dr. LaValle has also authored sixteen e-books and twenty books, was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine, and was one of only nine Americans selected to serve under Senator Harkin to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.
A Deep Dive On Fertility & Reproductive Health with Dr. Marc Sklar
November 17, 2022 • 58 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. This episode is sponsored by Athletic Greens. With one delicious scoop of AG1, you get 75 high-quality vitamins, minerals, whole-food sourced ingredients, probiotics, and adaptogens to help support your gut health, nervous system, immune system, energy, recovery…All the things In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Marc Sklar, a Fertility Expert and Founding Principal of the Reproductive Wellness Clinic. They discuss natural fertility, sperm health, egg freezing, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), and more. Key Takeaways from this episode: 1. Fertility and Family Planning: We think that we can get pregnant effortlessly. But in terms of animals that reproduce, we are not the most efficient at it. At our best, when we're in our late teens or early twenties, we have at most a twenty-five to thirty percent chance of conception every cycle. In terms of age, the general guideline is to get pregnant under thirty-five before you should seek additional support and attention. But if you need that support or have a history of some issues, don't wait for those markers. Get help sooner rather than later. 2. What Is HSG? Hysterosalpingography, or HSG, is a radiologic procedure to investigate whether the Fallopian tubes are open, which is significant because that's where the egg and sperm meet. One of the benefits of an HSG is that if something minor is blocking the Fallopian tubes, often that procedure opens and clears the path. But if there is a profound blockage, changes are not that big because usually, it only opens temporarily. 3. Polyps and Fibroids Affect Fertility: Fibroids depend on multiple factors, like size and location. They don't significantly impact fertility unless they are extremely large and located, so it will hinder implantation. Polyps are basically like little skin tags inside the uterus. So even though they are small, they may be an issue depending on their location because if they are in a spot where implantation would happen. 4. PCOS and Pregnancy: PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) represents one of the most common causes of female infertility. However, Dr. Sklar believes that 90% of all PCOS patients can and should get pregnant naturally. But many of them have been mismanaged and moved into IVF unnecessarily. So much of this can be supported, managed, and addressed without ignoring the patient and pushing them toward IVF. By taking ownership of it, making changes, and getting a good plan, most PCOS patients get pregnant naturally. Dr. Marc Sklar is a fertility expert that helps couples all over the world get pregnant with his online fertility program. Also known as The Fertility Expert, he has been doing this for over twenty years and helping thousands of couples. Dr. Marc Sklar also has two functional medicine clinics in San Diego, California, where he sees over 100+ patients per week with the help of his team of four other fertility experts.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) The Root Cause of Your Gut Symptoms with Craig Strasnick
November 10, 2022 • 45 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Craig Strasnick, President and CEO of Commonwealth Diagnostics International. They discuss small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, known as SIBO, and intestinal methanogen overgrowth, known as IMO, and how the diagnostic side of GI disturbances provides important data that helps guide research and the development of therapies to help patients find relief. Key Takeaways: What Is SIBO? Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth plays an enormous role in the categorization and diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome patients. Irritable bowel syndrome is the world's most common gastrointestinal disorder, which includes symptoms like diarrhea, constipation, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, or dyspepsia. It is estimated that greater than 84% of total IBS patients suffer from SIBO, which represents an excess of bacteria in the small intestine. What Is IMO? Intestinal Methane Overgrowth represents an overgrowth of methane-producing archaea in the small and large intestines. Methane has always been an important component of the breath testing protocol to quantify GI disturbances or SIBO. The distinction between methane and hydrogen is how each trace gas correlates to the symptom set of each individual patient case. Hydrogen is associated with faster motility and diarrhea, whereas methane has been most closely correlated to abdominal distension, bloating, and constipation. Treatment Options for GI Disturbances. There are a host of various therapeutic interventions, dietary modifications, or interventions like the FODMAP or specific carbohydrate diet, which rely on low fermentable and sugar foods, and probiotics and prebiotics. As the President and CEO of CDI, Craig collaborates with international academics and industry leaders to improve current gastroenterological practices. He graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Business Administration and founded CDI in 2015 after securing the acquisition of Commonwealth Laboratories. In 2021, Forbes named Craig Strasnick and Commonwealth Diagnostics International to the Forbes Next 1000. Craig is also a Board Member of Functional Gut Diagnostics, GI Logic, and My Total Health.
The Four-Step Process for Fixing Your Fatigue and Improving Your Energy with Dr. Evan Hirsch
November 3, 2022 • 54 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Evan Hirsch, Founder of The EnergyMD. They discuss fatigue, ten categories to examine potential causes, and Dr. Evan's four-step process to improve it. Key Takeaways: Fatigue Causes: There are thirty-three causes for fatigue, and every person should figure out which ones they have. These causes can be divided into deficiencies of hormones, vitamins, minerals, neurotransmitters, healthy lifestyle habits, and toxicities which cause about eighty percent of the deficiencies. There's More Than One Cause Of Fatigue: Everybody who has low energy has a combination of twenty-plus causes, and part of this has to do with the fact that there are deficiencies. For example, if you have molds plus an infection, that can cause adrenals, thyroid, or mitochondrial deficiencies. Examples Of Toxicities: A toxin is an environmental element that gets into your body and is not supposed to be there. These are things like heavy metals, chemicals, molds, infections, allergies, negative emotional patterns, and electromagnetic fields. The Four-Step EnergyMD Method: The first step is to assess. Out of the thirty-three causes, seventy-five percent of those can be determined by symptoms, while twenty-five percent need lab testing. And you need to figure out which of those twenty-plus causes you have. The second step is replacing the deficiencies, the third is opening up the drainage pathways, and the fourth is removing the toxins. COVID After Effects: COVID is a big fatigue contributor, which causes over 250 different symptoms at this point, and it's a reason why we're seeing so many young people get sick. If you've got COVID and have persistent symptoms that started with it, that means you have an active live virus and you need to ensure that you're addressing it. But what's interesting is the difference between somebody who ends up getting long covid and somebody who doesn't has to do a lot with the toxicities that they already have. So if you have heavy metals, chemicals, molds, and other infections, you're a lot more likely to end up with long covid. Dr. Evan Hirsch is one of the world’s leading experts in finding the root causes of fatigue and resolving them naturally. He is the Founder of The EnergyMD, the best-selling author of Fix Your Fatigue, and the host of the EnergyMD Podcast. Dr. Hirsch suffered from low energy and fatigue for five years before he achieved resolution using the EnergyMD Program he developed in his medical practice.
Long-Haul COVID: Symptoms, Latest Research, Testing, and Treatment with Dr. Nik Hedberg
October 27, 2022 • 53 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Nik Hedberg, Founder and CEO of Hedberg Institute. They discuss the latest research and practices treating patients with long COVID. Key Takeaways: What Is Long-Haul COVID? There are various hypotheses about what causes long-haul COVID and the different mechanisms. Researchers consider post-acute covid, up to twelve weeks, and long-haul beyond twelve weeks. But generally, they classify it by organ damage. So there could be a persistent viral antigen, ongoing inflammation, herpes virus reactivation, potential autoimmune mechanisms, or immune metabolic abnormalities. Long COVID Signs and Symptoms: There are over sixty symptoms of long COVID, like fatigue, brain fog, pain syndromes, brain, cardiovascular, gut, sleep, and skin issues, and loss of muscle mass. Long COVID Predispositions: Some patients have had a compromised immune system ongoing and were dealing with an autoimmune condition, chronic fatigue, or gut issues. Others tend to have high adverse childhood experiences scores. The higher the score, the higher the inflammatory cytokines. Loneliness and social isolation also increase the chances of getting long COVID. Recovering From Long COVID: Though some people might fully recover from long COVID, recent studies suggest that they could still have compromised immune function, even after twelve months. Some hypotheses are that we will see increased cancer rates, ongoing issues later on, and an increased risk of getting other infections. Dr. Nik Hedberg’s Practical Advice: The social aspect of getting well is vital, so spend time with friends, walk in nature, and be around people you like and care about. Fast can play a significant role, so figure out what works for you. Also, anything you can do to stimulate the vagus nerve will give you great results. Dr. Nikolas Hedberg is the Founder and CEO of the Hedberg Institute and has been practicing functional medicine for twenty years. He authored The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide, has written and published numerous functional medicine articles and has lectured at major universities and associations nationwide. Dr. Hedberg is also the Chief Medical Officer at Moss Nutrition Products, Founder of the Immune Restoration Center, and host of the Functional Medicine Research podcast.
How To Be A 21st Century Man with Dr. Judson Brandeis
October 20, 2022 • 53 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Judson Brandeis, CEO, Founder, and Chief Physician of BrandeisMD and Lead Author of The 21st Century Man. They discuss testosterone, sexual function, and how to feel great as men age. Key Takeaways: Men-Related Issues: Men in their forties, fifties, sixties or even seventies could complain about issues like dysfunctional erections, low testosterone and libido, growing man boobs, sleeping problems, heart disease, and others. The Pillars of Men's Health: Most men-related issues could be avoided by taking proper prevention measures, like avoiding smoking, drugs, alcohol, and overeating, constantly exercising and stretching, meditating, being nice to people, managing stress, and so on. Stress and Sleep in Men’s Health: During sleep, your body recharges its testosterone levels. If you are not getting enough good-quality sleep, you negatively affect your testosterone levels and overall health. Stress is different as it produces stress hormones like cortisol, but it produces similar health issues as lack of sleep. Improving Your Erectile Function: Besides relying on lifestyle habits like avoiding smoking, drugs, alcohol, and overeating, constantly exercising, meditating, managing stress, and getting good-quality sleep, you can improve your erectile function with Nitric Oxide, low-intensity shockwave therapy for stimulating the growth of new blood vessels in the penis, and medications like PT-141. Dr. Judson Brandeis is a Board-Certified Urologist with twenty years of experience providing Urological services for adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2002, he helped to start the Surgical Robotics Program at the Concord Campus and started using the DaVinci surgical robot for cancer surgery five years before it was being used at Stanford and UCSF. Dr. Judson Brandeis founded BrandeisMD to focus on male sexual health and wellness.
What is Brain Inflammation and Is It The Cause of Your Depression and Anxiety with Dr. Robert Hedaya
October 13, 2022 • 45 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Robert Hedaya, a Neuropsychiatrist, Clinical Professor, and Author. They discuss neuropsychiatric symptoms, brain health, brain inflammation, head trauma, and neurodegenerative conditions. Key Takeaways: Root causes of inflammation: Depression, anxiety, and inflammation seem to be growing in our society. Inflammation can be caused by stress, mold, chronic infection, poor diet, leaky gut, toxins, and others. Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Processes: Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI in the mental health sphere is rampant. Most people think it might happen after a severe head injury with immediate causes. But even insignificant impacts on the head, like falling off your bike, can cause TBI. Moreover, though that accident happened in childhood, the effects could appear later in adulthood. So TBI could lead to dramatic and lifetime physical, emotional, behavioral, and cognitive changes. HYLANE Technology: Dr. Robert Hedaya is a pioneer of the HYLANE technology, which includes using hyperbaric oxygen therapy, transcranial laser therapy, and neural exercise to help heal psychiatric and neurological conditions. Dr. Robert Hedaya is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is a neuropsychiatrist that teaches functional medicine, psychiatry, brain health, brain inflammation, head trauma, and neurodegenerative conditions, and the founder of The Whole Psychiatry & Brain Recovery Center. Dr. Hedaya also wrote several books, including Understanding Biological Psychiatry, The Anti-depressant Survival Program, and Depression: Advancing the Treatment Paradigm.
How Banking Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Could Save Your Child’s Life with Kathryn Cross
October 6, 2022 • 28 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Kathryn Cross, the Founder of Anja Health. They discuss placenta and cord blood banking for stem cell use later in life. Key Takeaways: What Is Cord Blood? Cord blood is the blood that remains in the placenta and in the attached umbilical cord. This blood is collected after childbirth because it contains stem cells, which can be used to treat various genetic disorders. Why Should You Bank Stem Cells From the placenta? Stem cells help effectively treat lymphomas, solid tumors, inherited red cell abnormalities, leukemias, inherited metabolic disorders, and many other diseases. How Does Anja Health Help People Save Stem Cells? First, you order one of Anja Health's collection kits, which will ship to your home. When the birth has begun, bring the kit to the hospital, and the medical team will collect stem cells. Then, Anja Health will pick up and store the stem cells at their AABB-accredited lab. Building Anja Health was much more than just a startup idea. For Kathryn, it’s a life mission. Having experienced losing her brother Andrew, who could have been helped with his own cord blood stem cells if they had been saved at birth, she was aware of the promising future for this segment of the healthcare industry from a very young age. Kathryn's mission is to spread awareness on the use cases of umbilical cord blood, cord tissue, and placenta and how, by banking these at birth, parents can better prepare themselves for the future of their children.
Empowering Women to Take Back Control of Their Menopause with Esther Blum
September 29, 2022 • 59 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Esther Blum, an Integrative Dietitian, Bestselling Author, and Menopause Expert. They discuss Esther's top tricks and hacks for perimenopausal and menopausal women that she has seen work over her many years of experience. Key Takeaways: Why Aren't Women Taught About Perimenopause and Menopause? When researching for her book, See ya later, Ovulator, Esther saw many past flawed research on menopause. Many doctors still rely on these outdated and ineffective practices. But recent research shows that when it comes to menopause, hormone replenishment therapy is safe for the long term and helps prevent the onset of chronic degenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's, heart disease, and osteoporosis. Furthermore, the medical school curriculum is not up to date on women's health, which has historically had poor representation in research studies. Perimenopause and Menopause Symptoms: The average age for menopause is 50 and menopause. Perimenopause usually starts in the forties. However, many women may have gone through it in their late twenties and thirties. Menopause is when you have gone twelve months consecutively without a period. The average age for menopause is fifty, and some symptoms include irregular sleep, anxiety, depression, changes in your thyroid function, food intolerances, or irritability. What Should You Know About the Thyroid Panel? When doing a thyroid panel, ensure you test TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone), reverse T3, T4, TPO (thyroid peroxidase antibody), and Tg antibodies. Esther Blum’s Practical Advice: First and foremost, focus on your lifestyle, meditate, learn to manage your stress, and put your phone away at night. Secondly, start optimizing your protein intake. Thirdly, work with a good functional medicine practitioner. Esther Blum is a dietician and high-performance coach, which has helped thousands of women lose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. She currently maintains a virtual practice, is routinely quoted in the media and has multiple TV appearances. Esther is the best-selling author of "See ya later, Ovulator," "Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat," "Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous," "Secrets of Gorgeous," and "The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project."
How To Exercise Your Vagus Nerve To Lower Stress and Inflammation With Dr. Navaz Habib
September 22, 2022 • 50 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Navaz Habib, Author, Educator, and Founder of Health Upgraded. They discuss the functions of your vagus nerve, the difference between your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, and vagus tone exercises that help stimulate your vagus nerve to manage and reduce stress. Key Takeaways: What Is the Autonomic Nervous System? The autonomic nervous system is essentially the brain's control of everything happening within our body that we don't consciously need to think about, like digestion or heartbeat. The autonomic nervous system is broken down into two parts. One is the sympathetic nervous system, known as the fight or flight system. And the other one is the parasympathetic nervous system, known as the rest, digest, and recovery system. Most of the parasympathetic nervous system is run through the vagus nerve. What Is the Vagus Nerve? The vagus nerve splits into two distinctive nerves, one on each side of our body, and they come out from our brainstem. The vagus nerve controls involuntary or unconscious body functions such as digestion, recovery, heart rate, and the immune system. Signs of Vagus Nerve Issues: The most significant sign of a vagus nerve problem is uncontrolled inflammation of any system or part of your body. That is because the system controlled through the vagus nerve, in addition to the parasympathetic, is called the colonic anti-inflammatory pathway, which is essentially a reflex to control inflammation. Vagal Tone Exercises: Exercises like aggressive gargling, diaphragmatic breathing, humming, singing, and cryotherapy help increase vagal tone and stimulate your vagus nerve. Dr. Navaz Habib is a Doctor of Chiropractic, certified in functional medicine, functional range conditioning, and acupuncture. Using a functional medicine approach, he helps people uncover and address health vulnerabilities that negatively affect their energy, focus, and productivity. Dr. Habib is also the author of the book "Activate Your Vagus Nerve" and a Health And Wellness Consultant at electroCore.
How Gas, Bloating, Indigestion, Anxiety, and Frequent Illness Are all Connected With Julie Davey, NP
September 15, 2022 • 45 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Julie Davey, a Nurse Practitioner and Natural Health Educator. They discuss gut health, including signs and symptoms of an unhealthy gut, conventional and holistic testing and practices, and what you can do to maintain a healthy gut balance. Key Takeaways: What Is Gut Health? Gut health describes the function and the balance of the bacteria throughout the GI tract. As we get exposed to various external factors, we will always have some pathogenic bacteria. So gut health is about having a good balance in the microbiome. Why Does Gut Health Start in Your Mouth? The mouth is like the gatekeeper for the gut. This is where we regulate everything that enters, whether good or bad. Oral health is crucial because if you have an imbalance, pathogens can cause issues in the oral cavity, systemic problems, and diseases. Signs of an Unhealthy Gut: The most common signs are bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, and abdominal pain. If you have one or more of those symptoms, more than just occasionally or regularly, then something is not right in your gut. Other symptoms include food sensitivities or intolerances, poor sleep, weak immune system, anxiety, depression, and skin issues. Gut Health Practices: Get rid of processed food and eat whole foods. Take probiotics from products like yogurt, kombucha, fermented veggies, and prebiotic fibers from bananas, onions, garlic, and asparagus. Relax and breathe deeply before eating, chew your food properly, try to drink water before or after your meal, and go for a walk after you eat. Julie Davey is an expert in gut health, irritable bowel syndrome, gas, bloating, and gut test. She is a nurse practitioner and natural health educator with over twenty years of experience in healthcare. Julie is also the co-owner and founder of A Natural Shift, co-host of the Take the Upgrade podcast, and author of a handful of wellness books.
How Can You Fix Your Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, or Snoring with Emily Lucente
September 8, 2022 • 37 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Emily Lucente, a Critical Care Nurse and Sleep Care Specialist. They discuss how sleep disorders, sleep apnea, snoring, and mouth taping can affect you. Key Takeaways: What Are Sleep Disorders and Sleep Apnea? A sleep disorder is a problem with sleep due to insomnia, falling asleep, staying asleep, maybe a REM behavioral sleep disorder, sleepwalk, or sleep talk. There are also breathing disorders while you're asleep. And that's what sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea is. There are two different types of sleep apnea. Central sleep apnea occurs when your brain doesn't trigger you to sleep and breathe. And obstructive sleep apnea is a mechanical problem as the airway collapses when you go to sleep. Sleep Apnea Symptoms: There are two types of people with sleep apnea, asymptomatic and symptomatic. The asymptomatic group doesn't have any symptoms, except they snore or stop breathing when sleeping. The symptomatic group has most of the symptoms related to sleep apnea. These include snoring, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, hypersomnia, dry mouth, headaches, brain fog, and fragmented sleep. Sleep Disorders During Perimenopause: We have complex muscles in the back of our throat that work together to keep the airway open and have good muscle tone. As women transition to perimenopause, estrogen and progesterone levels drop, and the throat muscles loosen. So when women go to sleep at night, those muscles relax. And as our estrogen and progesterone levels drop, they relax even more. Emily Lucente is a board-certified nurse practitioner and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As a sleep care clinician and expert, she regularly educates on all aspects of sleep as she feels it's a significant foundation of overall health and well-being.
Is Mold from Hidden Water Damage Making You Sick with Brian Karr
September 1, 2022 • 59 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Brian Karr, Indoor Environmental Consultant and Co-Founder of We Inspect. They discuss all about mold and mycotoxins in your home and what you can do about it. Key Takeaways: Mold Symptoms: Mold affects the whole body and determines neurological issues, brain fog, skin problems, hair loss, chronic fatigue, gut issues, and many others. Looking for Mold the Right Way: If you walk into a house looking for mold visually, you will not find it because mold is hidden. Mold inspectors use generic methods of determining if you have mold, which is mostly ineffective. They should be looking for additional signs of mold and use various approaches. If you've been told your house is fine, yet you are still sick, try finding other inspectors and methods of checking the possibility of mold exposure. Brian’s Practical Advice: If it's not wet now, it doesn't mean there is no mold. Just because the water dried out doesn't mean that the mold would just disappear. Think through wherever you're living and consider the tiny drops that might have happened in places you didn't think were a big deal. Empty all the sink cabinets that you have in your house. If you see staining, bubbling, cracking, or anything that doesn't look consistent with how the wood was installed when they did it, there is a high chance there is some mold issue. Brian is an environmental consultant who specializes in working with hypersensitive individuals to understand if mold, mycotoxins, or other indoor pathogens exist in their homes that may be contributing to their health conditions. He is a Certified Microbial Investigator (CMI) accredited through the American Council for Accredited Certifications, the creator of the Mold Masterclass, and the Co-Founder of We Inspect.
How Do You Know if You Have Mold in Your Home with Michael Rubino
August 25, 2022 • 55 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Michael Rubino, Founder and President of HomeCleanse. They discuss how mold and mycotoxins in your home could secretly be the reason behind your brain fog, hormone issues, and autoimmune diseases and what you can do about it. Key Takeaways: 1. How Can You Tell You Have Mold in Your House? Typically, the gold standard for identifying mold is an air test. But recent studies show that an air sample three feet away from a mold source misses it. The best way is to screen the house by testing the dust. 2. Minimizing the Mold Impact. Inhalation is one of the most exposed systems of our bodies. People inhale diverse particles all the time, including mold ones. It's impossible to protect ourselves 100%. But we should be aware of these issues and find the best solutions to limit high levels of mold exposure. The goal is not zero, but to keep it under control. 3. What to Look for When Replacing the Filter in Your HVAC System? Every filter has an efficiency rating. You can trace that efficiency down to how small a particle will limit from coming in. MERV 16 filters will stop the smallest particle possible at this current stage. The challenge with HVAC is the thicker the filter, the more it restricts the airflow, which can cause other problems. So, you need something that allows the air to pass through and stops different particle sizes. 4. The Correct Remediation Approach. Remediation is basically making the necessary repairs and improvements to a home that will stop and prevent issues from happening. It also includes removing the living organisms, producing particles and toxins, reproducing rapidly, and then removing those particles and toxins from your environment. As the President of HomeCleanse, formerly known as, All American Restoration and Author of The Mold Medic: An Expert's Guide on Mold Removal, Michael focuses on giving people the resources they need to overcome poor air quality and create a safe home environment. His proprietary Home Detox method is an alternative remediation protocol that removes mold sources and contamination.
Are Mold/Mycotoxins the Cause of Your Fatigue, Brain Fog, and Skin Rashes with Dr. Jill Crista
August 18, 2022 • 62 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Jill Crista, a Naturopathic Doctor and Author. Leading Expert at the Forefront of Mold-Related Illness Diagnosis and Treatment. They discuss how mold and mycotoxins could be the reasons behind your fatigue, brain fog, hormone issues, and more. Key Takeaways: 1. How Do Mold and Mycotoxins Affect Our Bodies? Mold can cause symptoms like brain fog, runny nose, watery eyes, allergies, and asthma. In an indoor environment, far from the sun and other natural forces, mold starts producing mycotoxins to defend the mold. Mycotoxins are incredibly harmful. They can affect every body system and can cause almost any symptom, which manifests in every person differently. 2. Mold and Mycotoxins Symptoms. Most common symptoms include fatigue, brain fog, cognition, sleep problems, sinusitis, swallowing issues, esophagitis, skin rashes, gut disruption, interstitial cystitis, anxiousness, static shots, and others. 3. Mold Treatment. This can be broken down into five steps, avoidance, fundamentals, protect, repair, and fight. Treating mold-related illnesses can be done by using natural medicine. Dr. Jill Crista is a leading expert at the forefront of mold-related illness diagnosis and treatment. She is also an acclaimed author, specializing in neuroinflammatory conditions such as mold sickness, PANDAS/PANS, and brain injury.
Are Your Symptoms Due To Histamine Intolerance with Dr. Becky Campbell
August 11, 2022 • 38 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Becky Campbell, a Board-Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine, Author, Founder of Dr. Becky Campbell.com, and Host of The Health Babes Podcast. They discuss histamine intolerance and mast cell activation. Key Takeaways: 1. What is Histamine? Histamine is a chemical released by mast cells when our body senses danger, like an allergen, virus, or bacteria. Histamine is also involved in digestion and delivering messages between the body and the brain. 2. Symptoms Related to Histamine. Typical symptoms are migraines, skin issues like swelling, eczema or flushing, hives, vertigo, itchy eyes, insomnia, runny nose, congestion, or a racing heart when drinking alcohol. Other symptoms include dermatographia anxiety, panic attacks, and the feeling of being allergic to the sun. 3. What Is Mast Cell Activation Syndrome? Mast cells are supposed to release inflammatory chemicals when there is a threat. However, with mass activation syndrome, you're much more sensitive, and the mast cells release chemicals when there are no threats. Dr. Becky Campbell is a board-certified doctor of natural medicine. She is also the author of The 30-Day Thyroid Reset Plan, The 4-Phase Histamine Reset Plan, Long Hauler Road Map: A Guide to Recovery from Histamine Intolerance, MCAS and Long Hauler Syndrome, and Fifty One Low Histamine Air Fryer Recipes.
The Facts on Breast Cancer: Mammograms, Estrogen, and Prevention with Dr. Aminah Keats
August 4, 2022 • 41 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Aminah Keats, a Naturopathic Physician at Capital Integrative Health. They discuss all about breast cancer. Key Takeaways: 1. Breast Cancer Facts Conventional patients have become more proactive in combating the possibility of having cancer. But when it comes to statistics, one in eight women suffers from breast cancer. However, the mortality rate has declined. 2. Following the Guidelines. For high-risk patients, screening should begin before the age of forty. High-risk patients are women with a strong family or personal history of breast cancer, as they may have inherited genes that increase the risk of breast cancer. For the moderate risk category, they should start getting mammograms between the ages of forty and forty-four. Beyond that point, patients should get mammograms every year. 3. Breast Cancer Treatments. When it comes to conventional care, it depends on the stage of breast cancer. If it's an early stage, a patient may be advised to get a lumpectomy or a mastectomy. Other options include radiation, chemotherapy drugs, or hormonal treatments. Dr. Aminah Keats is a licensed and board-certified Naturopathic Physician specializing in integrative oncology. She has worked at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and later directed a naturopathic oncology department. Dr. Keats currently works at Capital Integrative Health. She is a Fellow of the American Board of Naturopathic Oncology (FABNO) and a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Society of Integrative Oncology, and Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Do Broccoli Sprouts (Sulforaphane) Actually Improve Your Detoxification with Dr. Christine Houghton
July 28, 2022 • 53 MIN
The Root Cause Medicine Podcast is created by Rupa Health, the best way to order, track & get results from 30+ lab companies in one place. In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Christine Houghton, the Founder and CEO of Cell-Logic, and a private Clinician in Nutritional Medicine. They discuss the properties of the super ingredient called sulforaphane. Key Takeaways: 1. What Is Nutrigenomics? Nutrigenomics is the science that looks at how food molecules affect gene expression. Depending on the food, the genes will either benefit and be protected or suffer and get predisposed to various health issues. 2. What Is Sulforaphane? Sulforaphane is a compound that comes from plants like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. When these plants are exposed to dangerous factors, like insects, the myrosinase enzyme transforms glucosinolate into sulforaphane, which acts like an insecticide. 3. What Does Sulforaphane Do for the Human Body? Sulforaphane stimulates antioxidants and detoxification enzymes that protect our bodies from tiny particles that weaken and damage healthy cells, and it helps reduce inflammation. Dr. Christine Houghton, the Founder and CEO of Cell-Logic, and a private Clinician in Nutritional Medicine with thirty years of experience. She is the author of several peer-reviewed scientific papers and wrote Switched On - Harnessing the Power of Nutrigenomics to Optimise Your Health. Dr. Houghton regularly publishes, speaks, and educates on how nutrition affects our genes.
What’s The Real Cause of Eczema with Christa Biegler
July 21, 2022 • 52 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Christa Biegler, an Award-Winning Dietician Nutritionist, Online Educator and Host of the Less Stressed Life podcast. They discuss the less stressed approach to eczema. Christa Biegler is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist and the creator of the less stressed approach to eczema. She regularly speaks and educates on the topic of eczema and wrote the book The Eczema Relief Diet & Cookbook. Christa is also the host of the Less Stressed Life podcast, where she explores solutions outside our traditional western toolbox.
You Asked, We answered Q&A Session About Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr. Ashley Alexis
July 14, 2022 • 40 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Ashley Alexis, a Licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor and Founder of Golden Leaf Health Center. They discuss perimenopause and menopause. Dr. Ashley Alexis is a licensed Naturopathic Medical Doctor. She graduated from Bastyr University San Diego, a 4-year accredited naturopathic medical school and a leader in science-based natural medicine and research. She is also the Founder of Golden Leaf Health Center, an integrative medical practice that offers natural therapies for hormonal imbalance.
Vaginal Health 101 (from Douching to Discharge) with Dr. Corina Dunlap
July 7, 2022 • 43 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Corina Dunlap, a Naturopathic Doctor and Medical Research Advisor. They discuss the vaginal microbiome and what it means for your health. Dr. Corina Dunlap is a licensed naturopathic doctor and medical researcher specializing in women’s health at all stages of life. She earned her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, OR. Her work is frequently published in medical journals such as Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, and more. Dr. Corina Dunlap is also a Medical Research Advisor for LOLA and SkinTē and Co-owner of Beeya Wellness.
How Should You Eat and Exercise During Each Phase of Your Cycle with Dr. Stephanie Estima
June 30, 2022 • 71 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Stephanie Estima, Founder and CEO of Hello Betty, Host of Better! With Dr. Stephanie, and Best-Selling Author of The Betty Body. They discuss the different phases of the cycle, how hormones impact exercise choices, and cycle syncing. Dr. Stephanie is the Founder of Hello Betty – a community centered around female empowerment through health and business coaching. She is a doctor of chiropractic focusing on metabolism, body composition, functional neurology, and female physiology. Dr. Stephanie is also the Host of the Better! Podcast With Dr. Stephanie, featuring the world’s leading voices on health and wellness, and Best-Selling Author of The Betty Body: A Geeky Goddess' Guide to Intuitive Eating, Balanced Hormones, and Transformative Sex. She has featured on Thrive Global and The Huffington Post and has amassed over 3.5 million article reads on Medium.com.
Have You Been Taking Probiotics Wrong? Is It Time For Postbiotics? with Dr. Heather Zwickey
June 23, 2022 • 51 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Heather Zwickey, an immunologist/microbiologist, Researcher, Speaker, Mentor, and Director of Communication and Innovation at Thaena. They discuss the difference between prebiotics, probiotics, and postbiotics for your gut health. Dr. Heather Zwickey has a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 2003, Dr. Zwickey launched the Helfgott Research Institute at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland. She also established the School of Graduate Studies, developing Master's programs in research, nutrition, and global health among others. Currently, Dr. Zwickey co-leads an NIH-funded clinical research training program and is the Director of Communication and Innovation at Thaena.
How Your Menstrual Cycle is Your Fifth Vital Sign with Lisa Hendrickson-Jack
June 16, 2022 • 60 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator, Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner, Host of The Fertility Friday Podcast, and Author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility. They discuss all about the nuances of your menstrual cycle and the fertility awareness method (FAM). Lisa Hendrickson-Jack is a Certified Fertility Awareness Educator and Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner. With twenty years of experience in the field, Lisa teaches women how to understand their cycles, avoid pregnancy without hormones, or optimize their chances for conception. She is also the author of The Fifth Vital Sign: Master Your Cycles & Optimize Your Fertility, in which she debunks the myth that regular ovulation is only important when you want children by recognizing the menstrual cycle as a vital sign. As the Host of The Fertility Friday Podcast, Lisa empowers women to seek the support they need to optimize their cycles and overall health.
How Are Men’s Food Choices Affecting Their Testosterone with Dr. Robert Silverman
June 9, 2022 • 37 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Robert Silverman, a chiropractic doctor, Clinical Nutritionist, International Speaker, Author, and Founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center. They discuss how the food you eat and your gut relate to men's health and testosterone levels. Dr. Robert G. Silverman is a chiropractic doctor, clinical nutritionist, international speaker, and author of “Inside-Out Health: A Revolutionary Approach to Your Body,” an Amazon No. 1 bestseller in 2016. The ACA Sports Council named Dr. Silverman “Sports Chiropractor of the Year” in 2015. His extensive list of educational accomplishments includes six different degrees in clinical nutrition. He is also the founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center, specializing in joint pain treatment using functional nutrition, along with cutting-edge, science-based, and nonsurgical approaches.
What’s The Deal With Declining Testosterone In Men with Dr. Geo Espinosa
June 2, 2022 • 50 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Geo Espinosa, a naturopathic functional doctor, acupuncturist, nutritionist, and a recognized expert in men’s urological conditions. They discuss testosterone, erectile issues, prostate, and many others. Dr. Geo is a naturopathic functional doctor specializing in urology and men's health. He is also the Co-founder and Medical Director of XY wellness and the Director of the Integrative Urology Center at the NYU Langone Medical Center. As an avid researcher and writer, Dr. Espinosa has authored numerous scientific papers and books, including co-editing the book Integrative Sexual Health and is the author of the best-selling prostate cancer text Thrive Don’t Only Survive.
How Do Your Hormones Change at Every Age and Stage with Dr. Alison McAllister
May 26, 2022 • 52 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Alison McAllister, a Naturopathic Physician at ZRT Laboratory. They discuss what happens to your body and hormones as you move from puberty through menopause and beyond. Dr. Alison McAllister is the lead clinical consultant for ZRT Laboratory, a specialty hormone lab from Portland, Oregon, and a recognized leader in innovative and meaningful hormone, neurotransmitter, and elements testing. Dr. McAllister is also a regular speaker and educator on women's health, cortisol, neuro-transmitters, and thyroid health, and regularly lectures at the A4M.
Is estrogen the root of all evil or a helpful hormone with Dr. Tara Scott
May 19, 2022 • 42 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Tara Scott, a Hormone Guru, Founder, and Chief Medical Officer at Revitalize Medical Group. They discuss estrogen metabolism, including different types of estrogen, how estrogen gets detoxified, what estrogen does in your body, and many more. Dr. Tara Scott is a traditionally trained OB/GYN who now practices functional medicine. With over twenty-five years of experience and three board certifications in OB/GYN, Functional medicine, and Integrative medicine, Dr. Scott has helped thousands of patients struggling with hormone issues. She is the founder of Revitalize, a medical practice focused on wellness, and the creator of the online Revitalize Academy, a course to help patients improve their hormone problems themselves. Dr. Scott is also a speaker and has featured in The List, Authority Magazine, Thrive Global, and numerous podcasts.
Hormonal Myths You Might Have Been Told with Dr. Trevor Cates
May 16, 2022 • 35 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Trevor Cates, Owner and Founder at The Spa Dr. They discuss myths about hormones and how women can restore their hormonal balance to live healthy and in harmony. Dr. Trevor Cates is the author of the USA Today bestselling book Clean Skin From Within and Natural Beauty Reset: The 7-Day Program to Harmonize Hormones and Restore Radiance. She was the first woman licensed as a naturopathic doctor in California and is the host of the Hormones, Health & Harmony Docuseries, The Woman’s Doctor Podcast, and the Younger Skin From Within. Dr. Cates’ goal is to inspire and empower women to find the keys to harmonizing their hormones and opening their eyes to their natural beauty.
Does Fasting Help or Hurt Your Hormones with Dr. Mindy Pelz
May 12, 2022 • 49 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Mindy Pelz, a renowned holistic health and fasting expert, best-selling author, speaker, and podcast host. She is also the Founder of the Reset Academy, a private membership group, where she teaches women how to sync a fasting lifestyle with their hormones. Dr. Pelz talks with leading health professionals and thought leaders on fasting, nutrition, ketogenic diet, hormones, and more on The Resetter Podcast. She is a best-selling author of "The Reset Factor," "The Menopause Reset," and "The Reset Kitchen." They discuss the different types of fasting and how it affects your hormones.
Can You Change Your Genetics? With Dr. Yael Joffe
May 5, 2022 • 49 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Yael Joffe, a dietician with a Ph.D. in Nutrigenomics. She's at the forefront of this field and regularly educates, speaks on podcasts, and writes about the subject. Dr. Joffe is also the Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer at CSO 3X4 Genetics, a digital health company pioneering the application of genomics to improve human health and sports performance. They discuss how genetics impacts your body's health and how you can influence it positively.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions, Incontinence, and Kegel Exercises with Dr. Danielle Bailey, Owner of 360 Health & Wellness Services
April 28, 2022 • 44 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Danielle Bailey, Owner of 360 Health & Wellness Services. They discuss common pelvic floor issues and symptoms such as urinary leakage, tailbone pain, frequent restroom breaks, pain during intercourse, constipation, and how to treat them correctly.
Oral Health, Fluoride, and Your Toothpaste with Dr. Staci Whitman, a Functional Kids’ Dentist and Founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry
April 21, 2022 • 57 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Staci Whitman, a Functional Kids’ Dentist and Founder of NoPo Kids Dentistry. They discuss oral health, detailing mouth, teeth, gums, and even toothpaste, but also dive into fluoride, flossing, tongue scraping, and more.
How Your Gut Microbiome is Tied to Your Hormone Health with Keri Anania, Owner and Physician Assistant at Nebraska Functional Medicine
April 14, 2022 • 47 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Keri Anania, owner and physician assistant at Nebraska Functional Medicine. They discuss how the gut microbiome affects the body's hormones and how the health of your entire digestive system relates to the health of your hormones.
How to Thrive in the Perimenopause and Menopause Transition with Dr. LaKeischa McMillan, an Integrative Obstetrician-Gynecologist, Speaker, Podcaster, and Author
April 7, 2022 • 68 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. LaKeischa McMillan, an integrative obstetrician-gynecologist, speaker, podcaster, and author. They discuss how women can thrive through perimenopause and menopause, some common symptoms, and hormone therapy.
Is Your Blood Work Really Normal? A Functional Look at Common Lab Markers with Dr. Dicken Weatherby, Founder, and CEO at OptimalDX
March 31, 2022 • 57 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Dicken Weatherby, Founder, and CEO at OptimalDX. They discuss the secrets behind the complete blood count (CBC) and comprehensive metabolic panel (CMP).
Never Felt Well Since You’ve Hit your Head? Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries with Dr. Paul Hrkal, Naturopathic Doctor and Scientific Advisory Board Member at Complete Concussion Management
March 24, 2022 • 49 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Paul Hrkal, Naturopathic Doctor and Scientific Advisory Board Member at Complete Concussion Management. They discuss concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and post-concussion syndrome.
Intermittent Fasting for Women with Cynthia Thurlow, a Nurse Practitioner, CEO and Founder of the Everyday Wellness
March 17, 2022 • 59 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Cynthia Thurlow, a nurse practitioner, CEO and founder of Everyday Wellness. They discuss the basics, myths, and misconceptions about fasting and how it can help women reduce insulin resistance, improve inflammation, support weight goals, and improve energy at every stage of life.
The Myths and Misconceptions About Your Thyroid Health with Dr. Eric Balcavage, a Functional Medicine Doctor, Author and Owner of Rejuvagen Center
March 10, 2022 • 48 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Eric Balcavage, a Functional Medicine Chiropractic Doctor, Author, and Owner of Rejuvagen Center. They discuss myths and misconceptions around your thyroid and thyroid testing from a functional medicine perspective.
ADHD, Addiction, Brain Scans, and Brain Health with Dr. Jay Faber, a Clinical and Forensic Psychiatrist at Amen Clinics
March 3, 2022 • 47 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Jay Faber, a clinical and forensic psychiatrist at Amen Clinics. They discuss how to improve brain health and ADHD and the impact of addiction and concussions on the brain.
Heart Disease, Hormones and Women with Dr. Doreen Saltiel, the Executive Director of Clinical Education at Precision Analytical Inc
February 24, 2022 • 53 MIN
In today’s episode, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Doreen Saltiel, the Executive Director of Clinical Education at Precision Analytical Inc. They discuss heart disease in women, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy.
Lipid Testing with Dr. Ralph Esposito, a Naturopathic Physician and Acupuncturist
February 17, 2022 • 55 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Ralph Esposito, a naturopathic physician and acupuncturist. They discuss cholesterol testing, HDL, LDL, triglycerides, Apolipoprotein B, and sterols.
Using Food as a Medicine Approach to Address Mental Health and Make Your Brain Hormones with Dr. Kate Henry, a Naturopathic Doctor and Wellness Speaker
February 10, 2022 • 43 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Kate Henry, a Naturopathic Doctor and Wellness Speaker. They discuss food as a medicine approach to mental health and the physiology of the vitamins, nutrients, and amino acids that make up the neurotransmitters in our brain.
Heart Health with Dr. Russell Jaffe, Chairman and CEO at PERQUE Integrative Health
February 3, 2022 • 39 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Carrie Jones is joined by Dr. Russell Jaffe, Chairman and CEO of PERQUE Integrative Health. They discuss the leading causes of heart disease and why doctors should adopt a proactive and preventive approach to dealing with diseases.
Autoimmune Diseases with Dr. Rob Silverman, Founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center
February 1, 2022 • 49 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Dr. Rob Silverman, speaker, sports injury specialist, certified nutrition specialist, author, and founder of Westchester Integrative Health Center. They discuss the root causes behind autoimmune diseases and also dive deeper into the symptoms, tests, and treatments for these conditions.
Genetic Testing with Dr. Hailey Arnold, Co-Owner of DNA RX and NutriTots
January 27, 2022 • 43 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Dr. Hailey Arnold, co-owner of DNA RX and NutriTots. They discuss genetic testing and the practicality of how genetic information can help in finding the root causes for patients.
How Does Mental Health Play a Role in Nutrition and Diet and Vice Versa with Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, the Head of Clinical Program at Peace of Mind
January 6, 2022 • 44 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Dr. Antonella Aguilera-Ruiz, the Head of the Clinical Program at Peace of Mind and a Naturopathic Doctor at Wild Lemon Health. They discuss how nutrition and diet influence mental health issues and vice versa, the importance of choosing the right type of therapy, and how our body systems connect and impact each other.
Adrenal Fatigue and HPA Axis Dysfunction with Nathan Bridges, Clinical Support Manager at Sanesco International
December 23, 2021 • 53 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Nathan Bridges, Clinical Support Manager at Sanesco International. They discuss the differences between adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction, the most common root causes, the role of parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, and the types of tests to identify adrenal fatigue and HPA axis dysfunction.
Environmental and Food Allergens with Dr. Chris Meletis, Clinical Science Educator at US Biotek Laboratories
November 17, 2021 • 58 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Dr. Chris Meletis, Clinical Science Educator at US Biotek Laboratories. They discuss the differences between environmental and food allergens, their impact on our body, and several types of tests and treatments for these allergies.
Hormonal Imbalances with Dr. Elizabeth Yurth, Founder and Medical Director of the Boulder Longevity Institute
November 4, 2021 • 45 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Dr. Elizabeth Yurth, Founder and Medical Director of the Boulder Longevity Institute. They discuss the most common root issues linked with hormone imbalances in women, reasons and signs of hormonal imbalances, and the treatment options available for women.
Fertility with Dr. Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP, Founder at Kalish Institute
October 21, 2021 • 36 MIN
Dr. Daniel Kalish, the visionary behind the Kalish Institute, has established an esteemed online training program devoted to cultivating Functional Medicine practices. Since its inception in 2006, the Kalish Institute has been instrumental in shaping practice models for over 1,000 practitioners worldwide. Learn more about amino acids, mitochondria, and cellular repair by checking out the key takeaways of this episode or the transcript below. 1. The importance of amino acids in protein synthesis and overall health 2. The difference between non-essential amino acids (and why it matters for your health) 3. The steps you should take to fix amino acid deficiencies 4. How to improve your mitochondrial health 5. Why building and maintaining muscle mass is SO critical for aging well Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/
GI Health with Dr. Cheryl Burdette, NP, Co-Founder at Dunwoody Labs
October 6, 2021 • 48 MIN
Cheryl Burdette, ND, is the Co-founder of precision point diagnostics, a functional laboratory with a focus on gut-based health, and the founder of PersonalogiX Health Academy, an Educational Initiative. She is on the board of advisors for Xymogen and completed her residency at Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the Family Health and Wellness Center. While practicing in Atlanta, GA, she worked at a laboratory for nutritional and metabolic testing. If you want to discover more about gastrointestinal health, check out this episode! Here's some of what you'll learn: 1. What causes gastrointestinal disorders and what should you avoid doing? 2. What happens in the gut won’t stay in the gut! Understanding body-wide impacts of poor gut health. 3. What’s the deal with Leaky Gut? A quick dive. 4. Understanding the ecosystem that calls your body home and keeps you healthy 5. A step-by-step guide on fixing your gut health issues Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/
Food Sensitivities with Brandy Zachary, DC, IFMCP, Clinical Director at Body Love Cafe
October 6, 2021 • 43 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Brandy Zachary, DC, IFMCP, Clinical Director at Body Love Cafe. They discuss the root cause of food sensitivities, the difference between food sensitivities and allergies and the future of food sensitivity treatment.