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.
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
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. 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
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. 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
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Dr. Dan Kalish, DC, IFMCP, Founder of Kalish Institute. They discuss the root cause of infertility, the negative impact of plastic on the rhythm of your hormones, and how to reverse the effects of years of neglecting your hormones.
GI Health with Dr. Cheryl Burdette, NP, Co-Founder at Dunwoody Labs
October 6, 2021 • 48 MIN
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Dr. Anthony Crifase is joined by Dr. Cheryl Burdette, NP, Co-Founder at Dunwoody Labs. They discuss the importance of nutritional and metabolic tests, how inflammation in the gut can cause depression and the impact of our microbiome on health.
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.