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One Thing with Dr. Adam Rinde

One Thing with Dr. Adam Rinde

By Dr. Adam Rinde
The most engaging conversation between health professionals happens in chance meetings in the hallways. During these moments so much is learned .*One Thing* brings together thought leaders in conversation and we share it with health enthusiasts , practitioners,and learners. Our conversations primarily focus on one significant thing in the arenas of gut health, brain health, immune system, metabolism, performance, and aging . This for clinicians and patients alike who are insightful and motivated.
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WIALD: On Bloating
In this episode we speak about Bloating. the difference between bloating and distention. What things you can try to day to help if you are struggling with bloating and what to pursue if basic things are not helping/
January 01, 2022
Joshua Goldberg, ND Evidence Based Medicine in Naturopathic Medicine
Today I welcome on my friend and colleague Dr. Joshua Goldenberg to speak about Evidence based practice within the Naturopathic Medicine profession and more specifically when it comes to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) Dr. Goldenberg is a shining star in the naturopathic medicine research space especially known for his work in helping push forward research in the IBS and SIBO realm. You can find his work at Goldenberg GI Center. and all of Pubmed by searching for Joshua Goldenberg.  We got together to discuss the landscape of research in naturopathic medicine specifically related to IBS and SIBO. Please see below for the show outline Please note: We will donate $100 for the first 100 plays to Hydrogens Sulfide SIBO Research Study.  Please join me by going to to support this worthy cause  (00:00) show opening (02:00) Route to Naturopathic Medicine. From Molecular Biology at Penn to Naturopathic Medicine.  (07:29) Covid-19 impact on his research  (11:40) IBS Naturopathic Research Overview  (15:57) Reading Naturopathic Research (21:56) Dysbiosis Research  (24:20) Power of Placebo in IBS  (28:48) Key variables in IBS research  (29:38) Absolute effect/Absolute Risk reduction  (34:36) Science vs. Skepticism (39:39) Closing   About Dr. Goldenberg  Dr. Goldenberg is a researcher, teacher, naturopathic doctor and founder of Dr. Journal Club, LLC. He is most passionate about the interplay of evidence and clinical practice. Dr. Goldenberg is an active researcher with numerous publications in high impact scientific journals such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library.  His research focus includes irritable bowel syndrome, probiotics, evidence-informed practice, and research methodology.  He is Research Investigator at the Helfgott Research Institute and Visiting Research Scholar at the University of Technology Sydney. o Dr. Goldenberg is a passionate educator and is faculty for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health and Medicine.   He is past adjunct faculty at Bastyr University, his alma mater, in which he enrolled after receiving honors and distinction in molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania.   As a naturopathic doctor Dr. Goldenberg focuses on integrative approaches to irritable bowel syndrome as well as other gastrointestinal complaints at Goldenberg GI Center.   In 2014 Dr. Goldenberg created the medical education website in order to share his passion for the interplay of evidence and clinical practice with the larger integrative medicine community. •  Resources and Links from the episode: Dr. Goldenberg’s Research   Goldenberg GI center  World Naturopathic Federation Research paper on Covid-19 Zinc for the prevention or treatment of acute viral respiratory tract infections in adults: a rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials 2018  Ted Kaptchuk. open label placebo 
December 22, 2021
Female Hormones after 40 with Dr. Lara Briden
In this episode, I welcome an old friend of the podcast Dr. Lara Briden  a Naturopathic Physician based in New Zealand who is a world-renowned expert on the hormone health and endocrine related women’s health concerns. You can find her at  Dr. Briden was on episode #9 speaking on endometriosis and episode 38 on androgen dominance and she comes back this week to speak about Female Hormones after 40 the subject of her latest book Hormone Repair Manual, every woman's guide to hormones after 40. Dr. Briden has many accolades including: Member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research at the University of British Columbia Member of the Endometriosis Special Interest Group (ESIG) of Endometriosis New Zealand Member of the editorial board of Vital Link, the official naturopathic medical journal of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors In this episode we do a deep dive into female hormones after 40  which Dr. Briden calls ‘’ The second puberty. We discuss including cultural and anthropological aspects of perimenopause and menopause. We discuss the four phases of perimenopause and how it may start as early as 35 for some We have deep discussion progesterone, testosterone, estrogen/estradiol and discuss some of the concerns of treatment and how support may play a role in brain health, metabolic health, and cardiovascular support. Which women are most likely in need of support. See below for show links and show outline: As is a tradition , a donation is made the first 100 plays of our podcast are dedicated to a unique charity. Dr.Bridens episode is dedicated to Vitamin Angels. Show outline: (0:00) Show intro (3:00) opening (4:51)  The cultural and personal experience of menopausal transition (13:23) The four  phases of perimenopause (22:37) Progesterone deep dive (28:11) Different Progesterone Forms and why form matters. (35:12) Androgens in perimenopause and relative androgen dominance (39:06) Sex Hormone Binding Globulin levels (SHBG) why raising SHBG is important in perimenopause (41:47) Estradiol: what happens to it during perimenopause. Why is it so unpredictable?  (46:24) Estrogen and disease risk (47:23) Estrogen Therapy, when is indicated (49:40) Treatment Philosophy (55:11) Closing thoughts References in episode: The Slow Moon Climbs: The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause Swan Study: The Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) is a multi-site longitudinal, epidemiologic study designed to examine the health of women during their middle years Dr. Jerilynn Prior Briden/Prior paper on PCOS
December 14, 2021
Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Autism with Dr. Richard G. Boles
In this episode I welcome on Dr. Richard Boles.  Dr. Richard G. Boles is a medical geneticist and a pediatrician who specializes in mitochondrial medicine, functional disease (including cyclic vomiting syndrome, other atypical forms of migraine, and chronic fatigue syndrome) and autism spectrum disorders. He has over 70 published papers, mostly in mitochondrial medicine and is considered a pioneer in Genomics.  Dr. Boles currently is in private practice in Pasadena, California, and at the Rossignol Medical Center in Aliso Viejo, California. About one-half of his patients have neurodevelopmental disorders. As travel to California can be challenging for many, Dr. Boles has joined NeurAbilities Healthcare in order to provide telemedicine services for helping physicians and families translate modern genetics testing into practical treatment options.  He also is a founder of the mitochondrial nutrition company Neuroneeds that focuses on serving the autism spectrum disorder community. In this episode we discuss Genetic testing overall, the unique genetics of autism spectrum disorder including especially those pertaining to social communication and mitochondria, How mitochondrial dysfunction impacts autism, testing for mitochondrial dysfunction, nutritional applications of mitochondrial dysfunction, the specifics of COQ10.  I had to go back and listen to this three times as almost every sentence was a pearl. I hope you enjoy this conversation with this most esteemed guest. As become a tradition at the One Podcast we will be devoting $1 of the first 100 plays to the charity of choice of our guest. Dr. Boles has selected MitoAction as the charitable recipient of his podcast. Please visit their page at if you would also like to contributed. Here is the show summary: (00:00) Intro (5:09) Genetic Testing In Autism (8:16) Making genetic information actionable (13:36) The unique genetics of Autism (23:30) Mitochondrial dysfunction in Autism (31:48) Nutritional Treatments of Mitochondria (33:37) Implications of Mitochondrial dysfunction (35:42) Oxidative Stress from Mitochondria dysfunction (37:34) Mitoswab testing (42:19) CoEnzyme Q10 (45:55) ASD starting points (50:03) Closing Resources mentioned in the discussion:  Richard Frye, MD at Phoenix Children's Hospital doing trials using Mitoswab and mitochondrial nutrition Neurabilities  Neuroneeds  Variantyx  Mitoaction
December 05, 2021
Intestinal Barrier and Permeability with Lucy Mailing , PhD
So delighted to welcome back my colleague Lucy Mailing, PhD ; who was with us earlier to talk about the Gut-Skin-Axis . I am a big fan of Dr. Mailing and her deep understanding of the gut microbiome, gut immune system, and all things digestive health.  I have been a supporter of her Patreon page for several years and always learn from her unique insight. In this episode we go into all things Intestinal Barrier, Intestinal immune System, Disruptors of the intestinal lining, and more. See below for the show outline 00:00 Opening  1:49 Dr. Mailing's healing journey 11:22 Mucosal Membrane Overview 19:21 Intestinal Immune Team 23:29 Immune tolerance and loss of tolerance 27:46 Food Allergy and Sensitivity 31:56 Intestinal Barrier Disruptors 42:42 Intestinal Barrier Protectors 48:03 Intestinal Gases and Barrier effect 50:55 Where to start when addressing the intestinal barrier 55:06 Healthy Digestive Habits 1:00:02 Dr. Mailing's practice and parting words I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. Please click like and subscribe in your players to show your support. More about Dr. Mailing Below Lucy Mailing /PhD completed her PhD in Nutritional Sciences and continues to perform research on how diet and exercise impact the gut microbiome in states of health and disease. She has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles related to the microbiome and health and was recently named an Emerging Leader in Nutritional Sciences by the American Society for Nutrition. Lucy has also been as staff research associate for Kresser Institute for four years and writes about evidence-based gut health on her blog, where she holds classes, writes, and provides functional medicine consulting.
November 04, 2021
The Mycobiome with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum
With so much talk about the Gut microbiome and the role of gut bacteria in health and disease; we often forget that there are other organisms living in the gut such as archaea, bacteriophages, helminths, viruses, and fungi.  In today’s episode we welcome on a world expert in the Mycobiome Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum. We did a great deep dive into the mycobiome, invasive candidiasis, intestinal permeability, biofilm and generally an expansive view of other players in the microbiome! outline of our talk. 00:00  opening 0:42 Show Intro 2:33 Career, overview  7:39 Good Yeast vs. Harmful Yeast 10:35 Candida Pseudoscience 13:08 Fungal Dysbiosis  14:50 Invasive Candidiasis  20:54 Systemic effects of Invasive Candidiasis  22:33 Detecting Symptoms of Dysbiosis  25:04 Risk Factors for Dysbiosis  27:16 The Challenges of Testing and Diagnosis for Yeast concerns  29:28 Metabolomics and yeast markers 33:30 Nutritional approaches to fungal dysbiosis  36:16 Crohn’s Disease -Yeast connection 37:49 Biofilm and Candida 41:26 Closing thoughts  About Dr. Ghannoum:  Dr. Ghannoum has spent his career study the species of fungi that are living within our body and the role they play in health and disease. Dr. Ghannoum is a  tenured Professor and Director of the Center for Medical Mycology at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals Medical Center. He is also the co-founder of BIOHM Health, one of the leading consumer microbiome companies in the United States. And he is the author of the book Total Gut Balance which is an outstanding book about the gut mycobiome.   #mycobiome #microbiome #candidiasis #inflammation #chronicillness SHOW LESS
October 15, 2021
Better Type 1 Diabetes management with Dr. Jody Stanislaw
The One Thing Podcast welcomes Type 1 Diabetes specialist Dr. Jody Stanislaw to discuss her holistic approach to helping Type 1 Diabetes with blood sugar management and more.  (Please see Dr. Jody's social links and bio below)  The show outline is as follows:   (0:00) opening (0:42) Show Intro (3:07) Difference between: Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes (9:13) Beta Cell Reserve (10:12) Pre-screening for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) (13:01) Environmental Triggers for TID (14:58) The daily life of a Type 1 Diabetic   (17:24) Insulin Injection and Insulin Pumps (17:45) The Basic Factors of Blood Glucose Management (21:52) TID Myths (24:43) Behavioral and Psychological Aspects of T1D (27:39) What's Lacking in conventional T1D care (33:40) The Dawn Phenomenon (42:13) Dr. Jody's Pillars of Health (46:47) Sleep and Blood Sugar (49:27)Hormonal aspects of Blood Sugar (50:16) Innovations in T1D (54:26) Dr. Jody's online programs and consulting practice overview (1:01:06) Closing   About Dr. Stanislaw:   Dr. Jody Stanislaw received her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine in 2007, is a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 7. Her TEDx talk, Sugar is Not a Treat, has over 2 million views.  Her consulting practice is exclusively for people with Type 1 diabetes and is virtual. She has patients in over 10 countries. In addition to teaching patients how to improve their blood sugars, she also supports patients with critical lifestyle areas such as diet, exercise, sleep, and emotional health.  (....Once Covid hit, after being struck by all the fear and negativity that was going around the world, she was moved to make a positive impact in some way. She decided to start doing inspirational Facebook Lives everyday M-F to share optimism and tips for how we with T1D can stay healthy and positive in these challenging times.  She has done over 150 FB lives since March 2020 and is now reaching more T1Ds than ever before. Her videos have thousands of views, and more and more T1Ds are sending her testimonials about how much her content has helped them....)  From her 40+ years of personal plus professional experience with type 1 diabetes, she teaches life-changing information about how to successfully manage this complex condition that standard medical care often leaves out. She has private programs, online courses, and a monthly T1D training program.  For more info, visit:   Dr. Jody's Social Links
September 25, 2021
Hypermobility and Ehlers Danlos Syndromes with Dr. Alena Guggenheim
In this episode we speak to my Colleague Dr. Alena Guggenheim about hypermobility and Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes.  Dr. Alena Guggenheim is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. She is one of the few Naturopathic Physicians in the world that holds such a prestigious position at a major clinical research institution. Dr. Guggenheim specializes in the care of children and adults with chronic pain and connective tissue disorders. She enjoys working with patients with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and associated complex syndromes. 0:00 Intro 0:15 test In this episode we discuss: EDS and its subtypes Non vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndromes Dysautonomia Mast Cell release Genetics related to EDS and more I am sure you will find Dr. Guggenheim as delightful as I did. She is brilliant, informed, intellectually humble, and quite witty.   Please see her course link on Hypermobility and Ehlers Danlos Syndromes and also her professional page #ehlersdanlosyndrome #hypermobility #eds #connectivetissue
August 18, 2021
Obesity Medicine 2.0 with Karli Burridge
Going beyond diets and calories and calories out. It is about time that we have professionals that are treating Obesity as a medical imbalance rather than a result of a purely behavioral act.  In this episode  I chat with Karli Burridge an internationally recognized expert in obesity medicine. Karli is a physician assistant and Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and earned the Certificate of Advanced Education in Obesity Management in 2017. Karli has been working in obesity management, both surgically and non-surgically, since 2012. During this time, she has developed several medical obesity programs in a variety of healthcare settings. She is a co-author of the Obesity Algorithm® and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Obesity Society. She is also the co-founder and president of PAs in Obesity Medicine. Karli has received multiple awards from the Obesity Medicine Association for her work in expanding the field of obesity medicine and in furthering obesity education for health care providers. Karli is the founder of, which she developed to provide resources and support for health care providers who want to incorporate obesity medicine into their medical practice. She has authored a book on developing an obesity medicine program and provides numerous additional tools for obesity program development through her website. Her mission is to increase the availability of science-based, compassionate obesity treatment to all individuals whose health is impacted by obesity. In this episode we speak about: · Karli’s career route to Obesity Medicine, Her mentors, and influential books · The framework of Obesity as a disease · Key hormones of hunger and satiety: leptin , insulin, Glp-1, ghrelin, and more · Insulin resistance as metabolic derangement · Leptin resistance as a metabolic derangement · The causes of Obesity · Diet, weight loss, and weight regain · Medications for weight loss Her program for health care providers at #obesity #weightloss #fatloss #insulinresitance #leptinresistance
July 21, 2021
Neuroinflammation with Jim LaValle
As you may be aware the focus of brain health has become more important. Not only are we seeing an uptick in disorders such as autism and ADHD; we are also experiencing population that is living longer. Due to the modern medicine,  lifespan is increasing,  however that might be coupled with declining cognitive function and increased brain disease risk. Understanding neuroinflammation, the underpinning of what drives brain disorders is important if we are going to be able to solve brain dysfunctions. In today’s episode I welcome on a legend in in the functional medicine and regenerative medicine space  Jim LaValle R. Ph. CCN. He has a decorated background in natural medicine functional medicine and regenerative medicine. His unique training in the field of pharmacy, botany, nutrition and naturopathy and over 40 years of clinical and teaching experience has led him to have a firm grasp of how to help people deal with chronic inflammatory conditions. I think you’ll quickly notice that he is beyond exceptional at what he does. He is author of over 20 books you can find out more about him on website In this episode we dive deeply into the topic of Metflammation; specifically neural inflammation. This is what happens when the brain is upregulated and as they say on fire. This takes place in conditions such as ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, autism, anxiety, and many other disorders. In this episode we cover: Mentors Books of Influence Neuroinflammation Core Concepts Glial Cell Activation Excitotoxins Metflammation Drivers of Inflammation CIRS: Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Lab testing Synapsin and Other Treatments More about Jim: James B. LaValle, R.Ph., C.C.N. M.T. DHM, DHPh. N.D.(trad) is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, and board-certified clinical nutritionist, with over 35 years of clinical experience. LaValle is best known for his expertise in performance health and integrative care with personally seeing thousands of clients over the years. He has an extensive background in natural products, lifestyle, drug/nutrient depletion, and uncovering the underlying metabolic issues that keep people from feeling healthy and vital. He has developed programs for several industries including fitness, professional sports teams and health care companies. Most recently Jim was appointed the Clinical Director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Performance Health Program.
July 02, 2021
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A brief update
June 17, 2021
The Science of Psychedelic Medicine with Dr. Erica Zelfand
- The 5 big psychiatric epidemics are: Depression, Pain, Anxiety, Addiction, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). And, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. -  Traditional models are Psychotropic medications and/or counseling. While widely successful this model may fail in certain populations.  t Treatment failures might be due to not accessing certain neural networks and possibly psychospiritual levels that might be needed for healing.   Because of this Psychedelic Medicine and Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy has emerged.  This traditional medicine now has the science and trials to help understand how to apply in a clinical setting  In this episode , I am joined by Dr. Erica Zelfand who will guide us through  Psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.  She is a perfect guide as she is the instructor of the course called The Science of Psychedelics  Dr. Zelfand gives us some information and highlights on  MDMA, Psilocybin, and Ketamine. We learn about which psychedelics impact Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, (BDNF), the Default Mode Network (DMN) which involves the medial prefrontal cortex, posterior cingulate cortex/precuneus and angular gyrus. Also those that act on 5HT-2A receptors, and NMDA-receptors.   The effect of these therapies appear to allow the brain to change, access new resources, become more neuroplastic, and gain psycho spiritual insight. Before long psychedelics, will soon be a legalized part of mainstream psychiatry.  About Dr. Zelfand  Erica Zelfand, ND is a licensed family physician specializing in functional medicine and integrative mental health. Blending conventional pharmaceutical medicine with nutrition, herbal medicine, counseling, psycho-spiritual work, and other therapies gleaned from her international travels, Dr. Z’s philosophy of healing aims to nourish the whole person. She is also a medical writer, teacher, psychedelic facilitation instructor, and the mastermind behind The Science of Psychedelics, an online training for healthcare providers and empowered individuals alike. She consults with clients across the globe through her practice, Simba Health.  To learn more, please visit  Her social handles on - Facebook, twitter, Clubhouse, and linkedin handles are all the same: DrZelfand - She has been so kind to offer a 15% coupon on her course The Science of Psychedelics by using the code : onething  at the checkout.  Resources in the episode Books referenced - PIHKAL: A Chemical Love Story by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin’s (phenethylamines) TIHKAL: The Continuation; A Chemical Love Story by Alexander Shulgin and Ann Shulgin’s (on Tryptamines) -  Works Cited -  Flight Instructions Bill Richards : -  Resources Cited -  Multidisciplinary Association For Psychedelic Studies  -  Dr. Robin Carhart Harris , UK researcher on Psilocybin  
May 13, 2021
The Endocannabinoid System with Dr. Jake Felice
In this episode I welcome on one of my longtime colleagues Jake Felice, ND, LMP. Dr. Felicie is one of the OG’s of medicinal cannabis. In this episode we go into the Endocannabinoid system (ECS), A 600-million-year-old system that is a “harm-reduction” system as Dr. Felice likes to call it in this article“ As a stress reduction system, the ECS responds positively not only to cannabinoids, but also to diet, lifestyle, and physical medicine interventions .” We also discuss include terpenes and flavonoids, as well as other non-cannabis botanicals that also affect this receptor system. We talk about Cannabidiol (CBD), Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) and how they act on the ECS for medicinal benefits. Specifically we go into  known safety profile, how to maximize patient tolerability, how to achieve efficacy, cannabis topicals, other delivery modalities, and relative contraindications. In addition, we discuss the “Entourage effect”.  This topic is so much more than you think! About Dr. Felice: Jake F. Felice, ND, LMP is a cannabis author, clinician, educator and consultant whose vision is to advance the science and practical application of cannabis for medical and recreational markets around the world. Dr. Felice provides world class education experiences by speaking authentically about hemp and cannabis.  He consults with healthcare providers and the general public.  His Category 1 CME courses for doctors, nurses and pharmacists has now been translated into four languages.  Dr. Felice is the founder of Cannabis Matrix Consulting, LLC, and he maintains a regular cannabis blog at Socials: Website LinkedIn. YouTube. Facebook Twitter #cbd #ecs 
April 26, 2021
Chronic Infections and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with Dr. Amy Proal
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) is a debilitating condition with symptoms of persistent fatigue, neuroinflammation,  post-exertional fatigue, joint pain, nerve pain, muscle pain, sensory hypersensitivity, disturbed sleep, headaches, and bowel changes. It often takes years to get a proper diagnosis and most patients are brushed off as having a psychosomatic illness.  ' Thanks to researchers like our guest Dr. Amy Proal; we know so much more ME/CFS. It turns out there chronic viral and other microbe components that drive a significant part of ME/CFS. These pathogens/pathobionts can set up shop and change DNA, mitochondria, and immune function that contributes to the manifestation of ME/CFS. In this episode , Dr. Proal dives into how viruses find tissue to hide out in, disrupt mitochondria, alter the vagus nerve and how this understanding guides us how in treating ME/CFS Dr. Proal shows us that it is not one infectious organism but multiple co-infections overwhelming the immune system pushing into low function.. If we can help the immune system by reducing the overwhelm ; then we can see good progress.   About our guest: Dr. Proal is a microbiologist who studies the molecular mechanisms by which bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens dysregulate human gene expression, immunity and metabolism. Her work further examines how dysbiosis of the human microbiome and/or the human virome can contribute to chronic inflammatory disease processes. As a member of the research team at Autoimmunity Research Foundation, she has authored papers and written book chapters for organizations like the J.Craig Venter Institute and The Autoimmunity Network, and lectured at the NIH and numerous USA/international conferences. Proal graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 with a degree in biology. In 2012, she obtained a PhD in microbiology from Murdoch University in Australia. Her graduate thesis focused on “Autoimmune disease re-examined in light of metagenomic concepts.” Links to her work  Polybio  Twitter @microbeminded2 #MyalgicEncephalomyelitisChronicFatigueSyndrome #zerozeroscore #chronicfatiguesyndrome #dysautotonmia#CFS#MECFS #naturopathic #chronicinfections #postviral
April 08, 2021
Menopause with Dr. Ginger Nash
"Puberty in Reverse" . That's what Dr. Ginger Nash, refers to the menopausal transition leading into the menopausal years. Even as a guy, that statement really drills down what the menopausal stage can be for some. With anxiety, body composition change, irregular menstruation, and sleep disturbances often presenting as some of the early signs of the menopausal transition,   it can be a distressing time for many women. According to Dr. Nash, only about 10% of women will sail into the menopausal years with no symptoms or major physiologic balances. She speaks about the factors that make the menopausal transition particularly rocky and some ways of approaching those years that is quite refreshing and opening.  And she shares that going through menopause can be supported with lower force interventions and does not necessarily need to involve bio-identical hormone replacement. However, that option may be appropriate in certain situations.  This episode is more than speaking about Menopause. It's also a view into the mind and motivation of one of the most skilled and balanced Naturopathic Physicians in our profession. Dr. Nash is one of the few Doctors that I have come across in my career that can pull the best of our medicine from a deep, compassionate, individualized,  and science based perspective. She shines in not just one area but many domains. So it was a pleasure sharing this time with her and getting to learn more about her process. . About Dr. Nash Dr. Nash earned her doctorate in 1998 from The National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She owns and operates a general medical practice in New Haven, CT that specializes in women's health and chronic immune dysregulation. Dr. Nash has also lectured and taught healthcare programs throughout the U.S. and Canada for practitioners of natural medicine for over two decades. She thoroughly enjoys both clinical work and education. Links in the episode: Dr. Nash's practice  Feminology Feminology Facebook Group #zerozeroscore #menopause #personalsummer #menopausaltransition #longevity #womenshealth
March 11, 2021
Beyond Digestion with Dr. Laura M. Brown
In this episode I welcome on Dr. Laura M. Brown, ND , Author of the newly released book Beyond Digestion: How Gut Health connects to Your Mind, Body, and Soul. Dr. Laura M. Brown, is a registered naturopathic doctor with a functional medicine approach. She focuses on stimulating the body’s natural mechanisms to repair damage and rebuild health. She is a HeartMath Certified Practitioner, a level two Certified Gluten Free Practitioner and holds the designation of ADAPT Trained Practitioner from Kresser Institute, the only functional medicine and ancestral health training company. Titled Miss Teen Ontario at age sixteen, Dr. Brown battled many health challenges of her own, ultimately prevailing through naturopathic medicine. Personally, she writes, gardens, hikes, and entertains on 20 beautiful acres in the heart of Ontario, Canada. Learn more about her practice at In this episode we cover:  Dr. Brown's personal philosophy on gut health Comprehensive stool analysis, cyrex array 3, food sensitivity The three subtypes of tissue transglutaminase antibodies and gluten related issues. Food sensitivities Healing foods Heart Rate Variability training and Heart Math and Gut Health and more Enjoy: #guthealth #digestivehelath Links Her website:
February 24, 2021
Running with Ben Wobker, PT, Physical Therapist
We can't say enough good things about Ben.  His success in founding Lake Washington Physical Therapy in the Seattle area is story in its own. In this episode we discuss Ben's expertise. Ben's professional passion is with core stability, biomechanics, and runners. He sees many running enthusiasts that are working towards an easy 5K fun run as well as those that are training for New York or Boston. He has put on several speed and agility camps and participated in the training of college as well as professional runners. Ben speaks routinely at several of the local running stores (Super Jock and Jill and Everyday Athlete) and high school cross country teams. Ben has also authored two books for IAAF and created over 15 lectures that were presented at USATF, IAAF, WADA, and USOC conferences.   In this episode we go into benefits of running, training modalities, kinetic chain issues, how to train, foot wear, and much more!  References from this episode: Lake Washington Physical Therapy Run Cadence #running #physicaltherapy
February 11, 2021
WIALD : A focus on Polyphenols
Polyphenols fall under the category of phytonutrients.  Which are plant nutrients that confer health benefits.  Polyphenols specifically are food for our microbiota and are involved in housecleaning of potential pathogenic pathobionts.  We should really strive for about 1000mg-1500mg of polyphenols in our diet daily as the evidence is stacking up for their  health benefits for colon health, brain health, cardiovascular health, and overall inflammation support.  In this episode of WIALD (what I am learning daily) I go into the best sources and further unpack polyphenol benefits. The WIALD episodes are snack-size podcast recordings that complement the longer episodes that feature guests from various backgrounds. You are invited to come into my personal learning lab on WIALD. For video versions go to the One Thing Podcast with Dr. Adam Rinde over on youtube. #polyphenols #microbiome #guthealth #inflammation
February 03, 2021
Meditation with Solomon Ezra Berezin
In this episode I welcome Solomon Ezra Berezin, a health coach from Houston , Texas to speak about meditation and its role in performance and health.  More information can be found at in our blog section. This episode covers: Meditation unpacked, different forms, and benefits. Vipassana meditation Equanimity; what is it and how can be nourished by meditation. Practical ways people can get involved with meditation. About Solomon Ezra Berezin Solomon is a Certified Transformational Nutrition Coach and former college basketball athlete. His focus as a coach is on improving health and/or sports performance with mindset, meditation, nutrition and fitness, designing a future vision, releasing undesired habits, and more. He has been practicing meditation for several years and so far has experienced two meditation retreats that transformed his life, which we’ll talk about today. He can be found at #meditation #mindfulness #performance
January 17, 2021
Integrative Approaches to Ehlers Danlos Syndrome With Dr. Jessica Pizano and Sabrina Vaz
In this episode we speak with a repeat guest Dr. Jessica Pizano who a doctor of clinical nutrition and her clinical teammate Sabrina Vaz who is an expert in Pilates.  They are from Mast Cell Advanced Diagnosis and their unique focus on mast cell disorders brings them in close interaction with patients with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS).    EDS is a connective tissues disorder that involves hypermobility of joints and sometimes hyperelasticity of tissue. Those who are suffering from it deal with a unique type of Chronic Pain that involves joints that are overly mobile. These patients also have issues with mast cell activation.  The integrative approach that Jessica and Sabrina take is shared on this episode . I found it very empowering and useful information for an often-overlooked and under-treated population of #eds patients. 
January 07, 2021
Biofilm in human health . Dr. Deanna Berman
Biofilm are communities of bacteria that form in many places in the body including the lumen of the gut where bacteria transition from a free forming and moving organism into joining a community of bacteria living in a unit called biofilm. Biofilms are most acknowledged in dentistry as the purpose of flossing is largely to disrupt biofilm. Also, they are of grave concern in medicine as biofilms often form to the detriment of the host on implants, tubes, and catheters. The significance of biofilm is generally around the concept that bacteria and other organisms (i.e. Yeast) in a biofilm generally evade the immune system and can resist antibiotics. In this episodes we speak about how biofilm appears in the body, how it is tested,  what conditions are most effected by it, and what to do to treat it. About our guest: About Dr. Berman: Dr. Deanna Berman is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a certified Midwife practicing in Vermont. She is a graduate of Bastyr University, a four-year, post-graduate, medical school just outside of Seattle. She has a special interest and advanced training in Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Urinary Tract Infections, and Lyme Disease. Her website is Her Instagram handle is @drdeannberman She also has Facebook Group called UTI recovery Links mentioned in episode:
December 02, 2020
WIALD : Breath Hydrogen Sulfide Testing
Welcome to the next episode of WIALD , a feature of The One Thing Podcast, that stands for What I AM LEARNING DAILY. Today, I speak about Hydrogen Sulfide Breath Testing which may be the missing gas or missing link in identifying dysbiosis, sibo, or IBS factors.   I recently learned a lot about it and I am excited to share.  #ibs #sibo #dysbiosis 
November 12, 2020
Disorders of Gut Brain Interactions with Dr. Douglas Drossman and Johannah Ruddy M.Ed.
Receiving diagnosis like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), often comes with a stigma. Some believe IBS is a diagnosis a doctor uses to describe digestive symptoms when no serious pathology has been found. Thankfully we are moving a way from this definition.  And now we recognize that conditions like IBS involved scientifically proven imbalances in both the gut and brain and must bet treated as such. The progress made can largely be attributed to the work of The Rome Foundation and the guests of this episode Dr. Douglas Drossman and Johannah Ruddy, M.Ed. Dr. Drossman and Johannah are the authors of the new book, Gut Feelings, Disorders of The Gut-Brain Interaction and are pioneering the efforts for patients and doctors to unite to have better approaches to treatment and care of these digestive disorders. Disorders like IBS have now become part of a larger group of digestive disorders now called Disorders of Gut Brain Interactions.”. In this episode we discuss: ● From a “diagnosis of exclusion” to where we are today. ● How the Gut and Brain Interact. What science tells us. ● Doctor-Patient teamwork ● Modalities of treatment for Brain-Gut Interactions About our Guests: Dr. Douglas Drossman Dr. Drossman is the president of the Drossman Center for the Education and Practice of Biopsychosocial Care, the President, Drossman Consulting and Drossman Gastroenterology, the President Emeritus and COO, Rome Foundation, a Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Founder and Co-Director Emeritus, UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders. His list of publications, research, and contributions to the field of functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders is tremendous.@ddrossman Johannah Ruddy, M.Ed. Mrs. Ruddy is the Executive Director of the Rome Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors of DrossmanCare, and is a Co-Facilitator for Teaching Communication Skills to Patients and Providers. Mrs. Ruddy has a BS in Political Science and an M.Ed. in Curriculum Development and 20 years of executive leadership experience working with a variety of nonprofit organizations nationwide. She has a strong background in grant writing, and is a speaker at GI practices, medical centers and conferences in the area of communication and patient advocacy. In this capacity she facilitates patient communication, education and advocacy programs within the Rome Foundation and DrossmanCare. @johannahruddy Links: Presale Page for Gut Feelings: #tuesdaynightibs, #gutfeelings #ibs #motilitydisorders #functionaldigstivedisorders #gutbrainaxis #gutbraininteractions #romefoundation
October 28, 2020
A Fat Loss Lifestyle with Alex Leaf, MS, CISSN
There is an obsession in this world with weight loss. The search term “weight loss” outpaces the search term “fat loss” by leaps and bounds. In fact, on May 3, 2020, “weight loss” reached the most popular search term status on google in The United States. Reaching a popularity score of 100/100. On the same day the term “fat loss” only had a popularity score of 4 out of 100. It may seem trivial and semantic to some; but to me that says a lot about the mentality and understanding of metabolism, body composition, and largely why the dieting culture frequently fails. On the subject of metabolism, fat percentage and fat quality are what matters in the grand scheme of health, fitness, and longevity. Not weight.   However, most “diets” are designed to set you on the path of reaching a specific weight that somehow reflects health.  These weight focused diets often overlook the impact of their weight loss program on your emotions, muscle mass, bone health, brain health, and hormone health. The topic of weight and fat can be very triggering to discuss. Especially for those of us who have had ongoing struggles with metabolism and have reached a point of frustration and even mental health concerns around weight. When approaching this topic, I could think of no one better to bring on Alex Leaf, MS, CISSN one of the up and coming stars in Nutrition Research and one of the pioneers of the Fat Loss Blueprint.  After learning about his approach on this topic, I felt that it was one of the most responsible and integrative approaches to fat loss I have come across. In this episode we speak about: 1. Fat loss factors such as ghrelin, orexin, AMPK, protein muscle synthesis, cortisol, and satiety 2. Resistance training and its effect on metabolism 3. Discuss the impact of sleep and circadian rhythm disruption 4. His take on macronutrients such as protein 5. His take on calories And much more. One of the things about Alex is that he is not hype. He’s grounded, full of science, and his approach to fat loss is very thoughtful and careful. About Alex Leaf, MS, CISSN Alex is a nutritionist, researcher, writer, and scholar. He is a graduate of  Bastyr University’s  master’s didactic program in dietetics . He received his undergraduate degree from Washington State University.  He has worked with and has performed research on overfeeding with the esteemed Dr. Jose Antonio through ISSN.  He is also on faculty at the University of Western States in their  Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine master’s program.  Along with his wife, Briana Theroux, and Ari Whitten he has recently developed a comprehensive online program in fat loss called The Fat Loss Blueprint. He is an advocate of a non-dogmatic and evidence-informed approach to nutrition. Social Media Links: Website: Instagram Facebook Page Fat Loss Blueprint Keywords: #fatloss #weightloss #ghrelin #adiponectin #orexin #protein #ampk #fatlossblueprint #alexleaf #cortisol #circadianrhythm
October 21, 2020
Joint Pain with Dr. Angela Cortal
Chronic Joint Pain often leads to a diagnosis of degenerative joint disease (also known as osteoarthritis) and patients are given the array of physical therapy and anti-inflammatories with the hope of delaying and preventing joint replacement surgery.  This is a standard approach and joint replacement procedures often need to be redone 10-20 years late. . A multi-disciplinary approach to the same problem might look at diet, lifestyle ,exercise, nutrition, hormonal health, and other factors to prevent or delay surgery.   In this episode I welcome Dr. Angela Cortal who is an expert in Joint health and regenerative therapies and the author of Younger Joints Today. This episode covers: 1.  How hormone health matters in joint pain.  2. Nutritional and lifestyle influences 3. Regenerative therapies 4.  Dr. Cortal's  7 step plan for Joint pain . Short BIO: Dr. Angela Cortal is a Naturopathic Physician based in Oregon, and the best-selling author of Younger Joints Today. She is passionate about reversing degenerative joint disease by addressing the root causes. She loves partnering with her patients to optimize their health, happiness, strength, and well-being. In addition to her clinical practice, she teaches and speaks online on addressing your own joint pain, instructs physicians on advanced injection skills and lectures to professional audiences (on hormones, joint health, and injection therapies). In her spare time she tends to her rural property with her husband Xavi and their two rescue dogs. Social Medial Links: Facebook Page Instagram Twitter Keywords:  #connectivetissue #ligaments #tendons #hormonehealth #osteoarthritis #collagen#regenerativetherapy
October 14, 2020
Performance with Idan Ravin
Idan Ravin Esq., MSc, CSCS is an elite performance coach for many of the top NBA players.  He is also the author of The Hoops Whisperer and It Takes Patience. Idan has a very unique life journey and also a gift for the craft of improving and fine tuning performance.  Whether you are trying to improve your fitness, health, or life situation I think you will learn a lot by hearing from someone who trains individuals who are the best in the world at their craft. When I first heard of Idan, I was inspired by his ability to think out of the box and his ability to help his athletes push past boundaries.  He joins me in a  special episode of The One Thing Podcast . In this episode we discuss: How Idan went from an orthodox upbringing, to law, school to becoming a performance coach for some of the top NBA players. How he transitioned from training people more as a personal internship to being compensated greatly for doing what he loves. What it's like to try and improve the performance of the top athletes of the world such as Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Steph Curry,  Lebron James, Chris Paul, and Blake Griffin. How he focuses on progression and performance and how his sessions involve progressions and regression. How he creates training sessions that mimic the outcome he is trying to achieve. How he likes to work with athletes that have been overlooked or who have been given up on. Structure and Rules . How to apply rules to specific situations but not as a generality. How he communicates with athletes and the importances of being calm, thoughtful, direct, and analytical. Seeing things different and asking different questions. Links Mentioned in the episode: Idan on Instagram Idan on Twitter Website  The Hoops Whisperer It Takes Patience #performance #innervoice #outofthebox #details #trainlikeyouplay #trainsmart #authenticity #dowhatyoulove #playwithlove #itakespatience #thehoopswhisperer
September 06, 2020
The Bile and Mold Connection with Dr. Jill Crista
Bile and biliary dysfunction are intimately connected with mold-related illness. In fact, so connected that a key strategy to overcome mycotoxin illness is to help your bile rid of mycotoxin. Bile does so much in our body . Not only is it important in fat digestion and absorption; it also has secondary effects on protecting our gut lining, immune system, our inflammation, and so much more.  We are so fortunate in this episode to have an expert in all things Mold ; Dr. Jill Crista walk us through this link including: Show Highlights The Biliary system, Bile , and Bile Salt overview What conditions are associated with Biliary Dysfunction? The role of  bile and mold/mycotoxin illness related. What are some of the unknown or forgotten roles of bile and how does that play out in mold-related illness What if I don’t have a gallbladder? The journey of the mycotoxin from exposure to dysfunction. Detoxification insanity Dr. Crista’s perspectives on Binders The role of fiber in bile function The importance of Hydrochloric Acid Secondary impact of Mold-related illness Dr. Cristas perspective on testing and treatment. About Dr. Crista: Dr. Jill Crista is a naturopathic doctor, best-selling author, and internationally recognized educator on mold illness. Dr. Crista is the author of Break The Mold: 5 Tools To Conquer Mold and Take Back Your Health. She also provides online training for medical practitioners to help them become Mold-Literate; to efficiently and effectively identify and treat their mold-sick patients. Social Media: @drjillcrista Facebook   @drjillcrista Instagram website References in the Episode Practitioner Course Townsend Letter Article: Mold Questionnaire Courses: Are you missing Mold Illness? Dr. Tessier episode Key words: #mold#dr. jillcrista#bile#mycotoxin#binders #liver #fiber #detoxification #cholagogue
August 26, 2020
Interstitial Cystitis with Dr. Deanna Berman
Between 2.5% and 6.7% of Men and Women Suffer from a chronic bladder condition called Interstitial Cystitis. If they are suffering from this they experience some or all of these symptoms urinary frequency, urinary urgency, painful urination or burning during or after urination, sometimes when bladder fills having pain, nerve pain, urethral pain, lower abdominal pain and bloating, pelvic pain, vulvodynia, and pain during sex.  In this episode I welcome on an expert in Interstitial Cystitis and Urinary Tract Infections; Dr. Deanna Berman. In this episode we cover:  Chronic Interstitial cystitis as a heterogeneous disorder. Chronic antibiotic use is connected to Interstitial Cystitis. Most Interstitial Cystitis cases will have no pathology on imaging (cystoscopy) The bladder microbiome is linked to the functionality A healthy bladder has protection (mucin layer) and a healthy bladder microbiome. Your bladder is a tank for detoxification so it needs to be hardy and also resilient to the environment. Chronic antibiotics use can embed an infection in the bladder! Chronic Infections and Exposures can imbed Mold toxicity, Lyme Disease Histamine-rich foods often are a trigger and must be explored. NextGen Sequencing such as the MicroGenDx test can look at the microbiome of the vaginal and bladder microbiome to navigate Biofilm formation in the bladder may be the root cause  of interstitial cystitis Dr. Berman addresses Chronic IC with a 5-part strategy.It is treatable. UTI testing are often inappropriately negative in patients who have an underpopulated urinary microbiome! This leads to a conclusion that IC is non-infectious. The wrong Probiotics strains are often given to the vaginal and urinary microbiome. About Dr. Berman: Dr. Deanna Berman is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and a certified Midwife practicing in Vermont. She is a graduate of  Bastyr University, a four-year, post-graduate, medical school just outside of Seattle. She has a special interest and advanced training in Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Urinary Tract Infections, and Lyme Disease. Her website is Her Instagram handle is @drdeannberman She also has Facebook Group called UTI recovery Links mentioned in episode: Podcast on Biofilm and IC Microgendx Testing Keywords: #interstitialcystitis #chronicinfections#bladder#chronicurinarytractinfections#femaleurinarymicrobiota#fum
August 12, 2020
Androgen Excess in Women with Dr. Lara Briden episode #38
Androgen excess in women has been poorly understood from a diagnosis standpoint and treatment standpoint . Many women have been told they only fit a Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis if they fit a finely defined criteria and many are offered the same treatment regardless of their unique disfunction.  In this episode we discuss a new definition of androgen excess disorders and understanding subtypes of PCOS. Our expert Dr. Lara Briden, author of The Period Repair Manual will walk us through the following: A need for a new definition of PCOS and androgen dominance. Hint : you don’t need cysts on your ovaries to be diagnosed. Some of the root causes Look alike conditions like hypothalamic amenorrhea , congenital adrenal hyperplasia , medication causes, cushing syndrome. 4 functional subtypes of androgen dominance. A functional approach to balancing androgen dominance. Your subtype matters! About our Guest Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods. Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control.  Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones.  Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women Resources mentioned in the episode PCOS flow chart Is it PCOS or Hypothalmic Ammenorhea or Both #AdrenalpCOS #hypothalamicamenorrhea #LuteinizingHormone #PostpillPCOS #inflammatory PCOS #alopecia #acne #insulinresistance #androgendominance #Testosteronedominance #congenitaladrenalhyperlasia
July 29, 2020
The Estrobolome with Dr. Carrie Jones
Estrogen metabolism dysregulation may be linked to symptoms of bloating, constipation, menstrual problems, weight gain, low libido, and also conditions like pms, acne, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and breast cancer. The link could be explained by the Estrobolome. Which was first mentioned in 2011 by Plottel and Blaser in 2011. as “the aggregate of enteric bacterial genes whose products are capable of metabolizing estrogen." Simply put some bacteria in the gut may be causing increased estrogens to recirculate into our blood instead of being eliminated.  When this happens, it can be not so good for us. In this episode, I welcome Dr. Carrie Jones an international expert in Women's Health and Hormone health to help us unpack this topic. In this episode we cover: What is the Estrobolome. Symptoms of estrobolome      dysfunction Phase 1 detoxification Phase 2 detoxification Phase 2.5 detoxification Phase 3 detoxification How is bile involved with      estrogen detoxification? What lab tests would identify      detoxification issues Beta-glucuronidase Other hormones affected by gut      health How      to correct imbalances. About Dr. Carrie Jones:  Dr. Carrie Jones is an internationally recognized speaker, consultant, and educator on the topic of women's health and hormones. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM), School of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon where she also completed her 2- year residency in women's health, hormones and endocrinology. Later she graduated from Grand Canyon University's Master of Public Health program with a goal of doing more international education. She was adjunct faculty for many years teaching gynecology and advanced endocrinology/fertility and has been the Medical Director for 2 large integrative clinics in Portland. She is the Medical Director for Precision Analytical, Inc, creators of the DUTCH hormone test. Instagram :@dr.carriejones twitter : @dr_carriejones facebook
July 15, 2020
Red Light Therapy with Dr. Drew Sinatra
Photobiomodulation is the use of light to gain some therapeutic effect. One form of photobiomodulation is using red light within a very specific light spectrum to improve cellular function and restoration for conditions like chronic pain, fatigue, connective tissue disorders, and dermatologic health. In this episode we welcome my friend and colleague Dr. Drew Sinatra. I have been fortunate to know Dr. Sinatra for 18 years and he is someone I treasure dearly.  In this episode we talk about What is red light therapy and how does it work? Why might we need red light exposure? What is Hormesis and the hormetic effect of red light? What is the mitochondrial effect of red light? Benefits of red light therapy Product selection or device selection Dosing issues and concern. With so many chronic pain and fatigue related conditions falling short on treatment; red light therapy might feel a void and restore health on a cellular level. Listen in as we Dr. Sinatra Guides us through the process. About our guest: Dr. Drew Sinatra is a practicing naturopathic doctor and self-described health detective. He has a passion for promoting natural healing and improving quality of life by addressing health care rather than disease care. Dr. Drew Sinatra holds a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University, one of America's top naturopathic and integrative medical schools, and he has a vibrant, successful practice in Mill Valley, California at the Clear Center For Health. Through his practice, publications, and podcast Dr. Drew Sinatra continues to educate the public and his patients on the never-ending journey to optimal health that continually integrates the body, mind and spirit. He is also the host of the Behealistic podcast alongside with his father Dr. Stephen Sinatra, a world renowned integrative cardiologist. links Facebook home page Center for Health Behealistic Podcast #photobiomodulation #redlightherapy #chronicpain #chronicfatigue #fibromyalgia #energy #fatigue
July 01, 2020
WIALD: Stress and the Intestinal Barrier
The brain and gut are intrinsically linked . The nervous system has been explored as being the link specifically the via the vagus nerve. Yet, more information is being revealed about how neurotransmitters and stress hormones may interface with the gut microbiome and effect gut function such as intestinal barrier function. In this episode I review a presentation I attended called Gates of Wrath: Role of intestinal epithelial cells in Stress response by Dr. Jacob Allen as part of the May, 2020 Microbiome Summit. We dig into the research he is doing about how stress effects the microbiome and how it effects the intestinal lining ultimately.  Fascinating how the brain and gut interface to act favorably or unfavorably.  #microbiome #microbioata #stress #HPA Axis.
June 26, 2020
Plasmalogen Deficiency And Dementia with Dr. Dayan Goodenowe
Cognitive decline is one of the most concerning aspects of aging and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the US.  As of 2014 the CDC stated that of those older than 65 years of age, there was an estimated 5.0 million people suffering with dementia. This number is projected to be nearly 14 million by 2060.There are laundry lists of ideas to prevent cognitive decline, however, few really address the root cause.  My guest today Dr. Dayan Goodenowe a neuroscientist and inventor with Prodrome Sciences. I was introduced to Dr. Goodenowe by a mutual colleague and he really struck a chord with me when he told me about plasmalogens. As we discussed dementia and its root causes, he shared how these unique chemicals of the membrane of our brain called plasmalogens can become deficient and that they may be one of the key links to understanding neurodegeneration and cognitive decline. In todays episodes we discuss plasmalogens, what they are, how they are made, how they help with our heart, brain, immune system, and nervous tissue, and how they can be measured and potentially restored. We also explore · How Plasmalogens help people with high risk for Alzheimer's Disease who have the APOe4 gene · How Plasmalogens inter-relate with other aspects of Dementia such as Amyloid Beta · Specific plasmalogens that might help with multiple sclerosis and autism About our guest: Dr. Goodenowe’s research into the biochemical mechanisms of disease started in 1990. His curiosity about the biochemistry of life is as insatiable today as it was 30 years ago. In those 30 years, Dr. Goodenowe invented and developed advanced diagnostic and bioinformatic technologies, designed and manufactured novel and natural biochemical precursors, and identified biochemical prodromes of numerous diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, autism, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple system atrophy, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and cancers of the colon, pancreas, ovary, breast, lung, kidney, esophagus, liver, stomach, and endometria. At Prodrome Sciences, Dr. Goodenowe is going beyond the diagnosis of disease and has set his sights on figuring out how long the human body can maintain the physical and biological functions of life. You can find more information at
June 17, 2020
WIALD : Fiber and colonic inflammation
In this episode of What I am Learning Daily (WIALD);  I share my learning form  research of Dr. Eric Martens from The University Of Michigan. I explore what happens in rodents when they are held back from Fiber. What happens to the colonic inflammation in mouse models with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. If you want to watch the video of the episode with graphics go to my youtube video here 
June 10, 2020
Medical Cannabis for Gastrointestinal Health with Dr. Nick Jikomes
This is part 2 of a 2-part episode on medical cannabis and the endocannabinoid system with cannabis expert Dr. Nick Jikomes. In this episode we speak about the role of cannabinoids in gastrointestinal mucosal defense and inflammation. The cannabinoids from cannabis have been used in Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Irritable Bowel syndrome to help with issues related to digestion, appetite, pain, anxiety, inflammation. and altered bowel function. In this episode we talk about how taking cannabinoids may help decrease GI inflammation and possibly improve the important gut neurotransmitter serotonin.  We talk about the nuts and bolts of selecting an appropriate strain for medicinal needs. If you listened to episode 1  you will appreciate some of the practical applications of this episode. About our Guest Nick Jikomes, PHD With a decade of scientific research experience, Dr. Jikomes works to ensure that Leafly takes a data-driven approach to product development, content and strategy. As Director of Science & Innovation, h lead efforts in research and data strategy. This includes forging strategic partnerships with cannabis testing facilities and licensed producers to incorporate laboratory data into Leafly’s massive consumer-facing platform. By combining the latest scientific research insights and data science techniques, he works to enhance the Leafly platform by creating exciting new product exploration and recommendation tools for consumers. Before joining Leafly, Dr. Jikomes completed ten years of formal training in biological research and science education and I earned a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.
June 04, 2020
CBD and the Endocannabinoid System part 1 with Dr. Nick Jikomes
Cannabadiol  (CBD)is a specific plant compound that is  a viable treatment option for many health conditions. However so many of us don’t really understand it. There is a huge need for health consumers , scientist, and physicians to learn the intricacies of this important medicine. In this episode which is part 1 of a 2 part interview;  I welcome Dr. Nick Jikomes, a  well-known scientist and cannabis industry leader . Dr. Jikomes is a neuroscientist and analytical expert in the world of plant medicine. Through his work at Leafly (a world-renown science driven cannabis database and resource) he had helped people learn the science behind cannabis and how to apply that for specific health outcomes.  In episode one we discuss : An overview view of the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) Endocannabinoid systems role in homeostasis Endocannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 and their unique functions Endogenous Cannabinoids Anandamide, 2-AG Diet and Lifestyle influences on the ECS The differences between THC dominant, CBD dominant, and balanced strains The difference between Marijuana, Hemp-derived full spectrum CBD, and synthetic/purfied CBD Chemical Phenotypes of Cannabis This episode sets up further discussion in part 2 about clinical applicatons About our Guest Nick Jikomes, PHD With a decade of scientific research experience, Dr. Jikomes works to ensure that Leafly takes a data-driven approach to product development, content and strategy. As Director of Science & Innovation, h lead efforts in research and data strategy. This includes forging strategic partnerships with cannabis testing facilities and licensed producers to incorporate laboratory data into Leafly’s massive consumer-facing platform. By combining the latest scientific research insights and data science techniques, he works to enhance the Leafly platform by creating exciting new product exploration and recommendation tools for consumers. Before joining Leafly, Dr. Jikomes completed ten years of formal training in biological research and science education and I earned a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard University.
May 15, 2020
WIALD: Atypical Food Allergies in IBS; A review of the literature.
This is a segment of WIALD on the One thing Podcast. WIALD stands for "What I am Learning Daily". This is the attempt to take you along my learning journey.  In this episode I review the clinical study “. Many Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Have Atypical Food Allergies Not Associated With Immunoglobulin E. (Fritscher-Ravens et al., 2019).   This is a very important study that looks at foods that can cause inflammation in IBS. Typically, IBS patients are given the Low Fodmap Diet which is a great starting point to control IBS symptoms ,however, there have long been assumed connections between specific foods triggering IBS.  This study used an imaging technique called Confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) that imaged the small intestine upon introduction of Wheat, Dairy, Soy, and Yeast in confirmed IBS patients compared to controls.   Listen to my takeaways and what I learned. See below for full paper link. Fritscher-Ravens, A., Pflaum, T., Mösinger, M., Ruchay, Z., Röcken, C., Milla, P. J., … Schuppan, D. (2019). Many Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome Have Atypical Food Allergies Not Associated With Immunoglobulin E. Gastroenterology, 157(1), 109-118.e5.  #IBS#integrative#functionalmedicine#nutrition#IBS
May 09, 2020
Mitochondria and Health with Dr. Chris Meletis
Mitochondria lie at the center of life. At conception, we inherit our mother's mitochondrial DNA and our electricity for life is turned on. The mitochondrial journey is much like our life's journey. In fact, as we age the mitochondrial volume and output may start to decline and we then start to experience the effects of aging. In this episode, Dr. Chris Meletis, author of the book, MitoLongevity,speaks with us deeply about the role of mitochondria in health. We discuss the mitochondrial role in the immune system, inflammation, hormonal health, and mental health. We discuss evaluation for mitochondrial decline, nutrition and lifestyle factors, and so much more. enjoy... Show outline 1. Philosophy about Mitochondria 2. Overview of Mitochondria, Mitochondrial DNA, Mitochondrial potential 3. Mitotricity, Inflammaging. immunology , Senescence, Mitochondriopathy 4. Environmental influences on mitochondria from birth and beyond. 5. Mitochondrial dysfunction symptoms: 6. Drugs and conditions with links to Mitochondrial dysfunction 7. Assessment of Mitochondrial Function 8. Mechanism of mitochondrial production of sex hormones 9. COQ10/MitoQ/Niagen/Autism 10. How to mind you manage your mitochondria so they thrive. 11. Mitochondria supportive foods 12. Role of Fat in Mitochondria About our Guest Dr. Chris D. Meletis is an educator, international author and lecturer. His personal mission is “Changing World’s Health One Person at a Time.” He believes that when people become educated about their body, that is the moment when change begins. He has authored over a dozen books and in excess of 200 national scientific articles in such journals and magazines as Natural Health, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Life Extension, Natural Pharmacy and the Journal of Restorative Medicine. Dr. Meletis served as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for 7 years at NUNM, the oldest naturopathic medical school in North America. He has received numerous awards including, Physician of the Year by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians; Excellence Award for his work in treating and advocating for the medically underserved; and most recently a NUNM Hall of Fall award at the State Association’s annual banquet. His passion for helping the underprivileged drove him to spearhead the creation of 16 free natural medicine healthcare clinics in the Portland metropolitan area of Oregon. links: Minding your mitochondria youtube talk by Terry Wahl, MD #Mitochondria #mitochondrialdisease #mitochondrialdysfunction #mitochondrial #MitochondrialDiseaseAwarenessWeek #mitochondrialdna #mitochondrialhealth
May 01, 2020
WIALD :Melatonin and IBS
This is is an episode of my series called "WIALD" .  Which is an acronym for "What I am learning daily."  Enjoy my dive into some research and welcome to the world of my personal learning lab.  Here something I learned about  IBS for Melatonin. Some data on Melatonin as an ant-inflammatory and possibly a mast cell stabilizer. Original research referenced in episode
April 27, 2020
Minding Your Microbiota with Andrea Hardy, RD
The human genome project led to the understanding that the genetics in our body are only about 1% human! What else makes up the genetics our microbiota?  The other genetics in our body are from bacteria, viruses, fungi, phages, archaea and the likes that live in our body; predominately in our gut.  Some of these relationships are commensal while others are pathogenic and the relationship between us and our cohabitants are part of the study of the microbiota. In today's episode we speak to Andrea Hardy, RD a GI dietitian about the intricacies of our gut microbiome and how it relates to health and disease. We will discuss nutrients that enhance our microbiome, polyphenols, fiber, and the concept of the Aging Microbiome. Show notes are over at   About Our Guest:  Andrea Hardy is a registered dietitian from Calgary, Canada. She specializes in gut health & gastrointestinal diseases, and is recognized in the media as 'Canada’s Gut Health Expert’. Using her skills in evidence-based knowledge translation, she empowers Canadians to make lifestyle changes to support a healthy gut. She runs a multi-disciplinary private practice in her province called Ignite Nutrition. She has spoken internationally about nutrition & digestive health, and has performed on the TEDx stage in a talk titled 'Quit Killing Human Connection With Science: Making Patient Care Meaningful’. To stay up to date on her work in the field of digestive health, tune in to her podcast ‘Let’s Gut Real’, or visit her website #microbiome #microbiota#nutrition
April 22, 2020
Mold-related Illness with Dr. Lauren Tessier
Mold related illness with mold expert Dr. Lauren Tessier. In this episode we gain a great understanding of mold related illness including Mycotoxicosis (mycotoxin illness) and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). Specifically, in this episode we cover the following. 2:00:  How Dr. Tessier became interested in mold related illness. Her Uncles illness, Her community, and her own bout with mold exposure. 6:30: The different types of mold related illness. Mycotoxicosis, mold allergy, mold infection, and Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS). 9:55: Symptoms of mycotoxicosis and CIRS. 14:11: The path to a mold related diagnosis. The relationship between Lyme disease, mold illness, and CIRS. 16:20 : The psychoneuroimmunology aspects of mold related illness. 20:00: Diagnosing mycotoxicosis or CIRS. What are important rule outs and considerations? What are the best tests? Which is the best urine mycotoxin test and why? 24:55: Treatment generalities and concepts. Detoxification of mold. Treatment Complexities. 29:22: Treatment expectations. advanced cases like CIRS. Inflammation marker of TGF-Beta and MMP-9,. Detoxification phase, anti-infective phase and then anti-inflammatory phase. 31:00 : After mold treatment, healing and tonification of the body, adrenal support, and supporting endocrine system. 34:00:  Take home messages 38:00 : Her work with International Society For Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI), Life After Mold Practice. Mold Prevention 101 course. Immune support webinar for mold illness. closing thoughts. 43:30: Rinde closing thoughts. Hepa Filter info, American Lung Association mention. Molekule, Alen Corp About Dr. Tessier Lauren Tessier, ND, is a licensed naturopathic physician specializing in mold-related illness. She is a nationally known speaker, monthly contributor to NDNR and is Vice President of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness (ISEAI) a non-profit dedicated to educating physicians about the diagnosis and treatment of environmentally acquired illness. Dr Tessiers practice, Life After Mold, in Waterbury, VT, is the East Coasts only CIRS certified Naturopathic practice. Life After Mold services patients from all around the world who suffer from chronic complex illness as a result of environmental exposure and chronic infections. Dr Tessiers e-booklet, Mold Prevention: 101, has been widely circulated in the public and professional sphere. Links: NDNR articles: ISEAI: Facebook: Youtube: website: Instagram: @lifeaftermold twitter: @lifeaftermold hashtags mentioned #butyoudonotlooksick #spoonie  #mycotoxinillness #mold 
April 01, 2020
Covid-19 "Behind " The front Lines with Dr. Adam Rinde
An un-edited special episode where I share my personal experiences of being a community health care provider in the hub of the COVID-19 outbreak. In the Seattle area. I discuss: 1.  How I first realized the impact of covid-19 on the community and my practice 2. How I reacted and responded early on personally 3. My feeling of connection to the health care system at large 4. How I am coping  and how my patients are coping 5. what I have learned thus far
March 27, 2020
Low Dose Naltrexone with Dawn Ipsen, PhD
Low Dose Naltrexone: A medication and therapy that has been used since the 1980's for immune disorders, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and now being used in PTSD and Overeating disorders . It has a very unique  mechanism that addresses underlying factors in ways that are often unaddressed by standard therapies. About our guest Dr. Dawn Ipsen: Dawn Ipsen, PharmD is owner and pharmacist of Clarks Compounding Pharmacy in Bellevue, WA and Kuslers Compounding Pharmacy in Snohomish, WA. Dawn graduated from the University of Washington with a Doctorate of Pharmacy in 2001 where she received the Deans Outstanding Service Award. She holds memberships with International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists and Washington State Pharmacy Association. She is a Clinical Instructor for the University of Washington School of Pharmacy and an Affiliate Faculty Member for Bastyr University. She is a Pharmacist Preceptor for Washington State and teaches Doctorate of Pharmacy students. Dawn also serves on the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) Advisory Counsel. She was named PCCA Pharmacist of the Month in 2016 and Washington State Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in 2011. Dawn has presented on the topic of pharmaceutical compounding to physician, patient, and peer groups. She is dedicated to helping her community find solutions to medication problems through personalized medication therapies. #lowdosenaltrexone #fibromyalgia
March 26, 2020
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Dr. Jessica Pizano
Mast Cell Activation Syndrome encompasses a consortium of imbalances in the body that results in suffering from sensitivities to foods, chemicals, and environmental triggers. These sensitivities seem to be mediated by over release of histamine and other inflammatory mediators by mast cells. The consequences are vast including digestive, neurologic, immune, dermatologic, endocrine , musculoskelatal, and psychological impact. This episode brings in an expert in this area Dr. Jessica Pizano to help us understand this complex scenario that often gets missed clinically or misdiagnosed leaving people suffering with out answers. About our guest. Dr. Jessica Pizano graduated with honors from the University of Bridgeport's functional nutrition master's program. She continued her education at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) where she graduated with a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition. During her years in academia, she became very interested in working with those with rare diseases. The mantra for rare disease sufferers around the world is "When you hear hoof beats, think zebra's, not horses. This is, of course, the opposite of what has been taught in medical schools. Dr. Pizano is also the owner of Mast Cell Advanced Diagnostics where she sees patients with mast cell activation disorders and other rare diseases. The practice provides patients with a comprehensive approach to rare disorders incorporating nutrition, nutritional genomics, metabolomics, neural retraining, and medical management. Her goal is to provide a comprehensive care solution for patients helping bridge the gap in care that these patients typically face. Dr. Pizano works very closely with some of the top doctors treating mast cell activation syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, immunodeficiency disorders, familial alpha hypertryptasemia, and autoimmune small fiber polyneuropathy. In addition to seeing patients from around the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, she also frequently provides support to physicians working with these rare diseases via practitioner education and consults. In addition to the conditions listed above, Dr. Pizano has worked with multiple chemical sensitivities, Lyme disease, biotoxin illness, mood disorders, autism, autoimmune diseases, rare genetic deletions, mitochondrial disorders and other diseases. Along with her business partner Dr. Chrissie Williamson, Dr. Pizano is the co-owner of SNPed, a webinar-based series to educate practitioners in nutritional genomics and systems medicine. She has developed course work at the master's level at MUIH in nutritional genomic counseling, has published a series of peer-reviewed journal articles on the microbiome and contributed two chapters on nutritional genomics in a graduate level nutrition textbook.
March 18, 2020
Digestive Wellness With Dr. Elizabeth Lipski
One core tenant in natural medicine is that “All Disease Begins in The Gut”. This is a statement that might be debatable however what is true is that digestive health is a core component of prevention and management of chronic disease.  I speak with functional medicine nutritional legend Dr. Elizabeth Lipski on Digestive Wellness in this episode. We cover numerous topics such as nutrition as medicine, diets for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the 5-R model for gut healing, and the DIGIN model for strategizing how to balance underlying factors in digestive wellness.  In addition, we discover mind/body aspects of disease and wellness. See links below for references from the episode. More about Dr. Lipski. Liz Lipski is the Director of Academic Development and full professor for the graduate programs in Clinical Nutrition at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Lipski holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition from the Union Institute. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition and holds two board certifications in clinical nutrition, Certified Nutrition Specialist BCNS & Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (BCHN), plus one in functional medicine (IFMCP). She is on faculty for the Institute for Functional Medicine, the Metabolic Medicine Institute fellowship program. She is on the boards for the American Nutrition Association, and the Accreditation Council for Nutrition Professional Education. She currently sits on the advisory boards the Certified International Health Coaches and the Autism Hope Alliance. Dr. Lipski has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Nutrition in Clinical Practice, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and is the author of several books. Her most recent book is the 5th edition of Digestive Wellness. She co-authored the Gastrointestinal chapter for the American Board of Integrative Health and Medicine and the companion study guide, and is a contributing author for Integrative Gastroenterology, first and 2nd editions. She has been working in the field of integrative and functional medicine for 40 years. Liz is also the founder of the Innovative Healing Academy where she offers courses to clinicians and health-oriented consumers, to deepen clinical skills in the area of personalized clinical nutrition. You can check out her newest course, The Art of Digestive Wellness at References from episode: Digestive Wellness 5th edition DIGIN model Nova Scoring system Adverse Childhood Experiences scoring 2017 consensus on pre and probiotics #digestivehealth #IBD #guthealth #functionalmedicine
February 26, 2020
Insomnia with Dr. John Neustadt
If you have difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, early morning awakening, restless or non-restorative sleep, it may be time start addressing this concern. There are three types of insomnia. 1) Transient Insomnia: which lasts up to 1 week and is usually due to a short-term stressor 2) Short-term Insomnia: which lasts 1-6 months and is usually associated with a more persistent stressor (ie. death or illness of a loved one or environmental factor), and 3) Chronic Insomnia: which lasts more then 6 months and is associated with a wide variety of disorders. Potential causes and risk factors for insomnia include transient concerns such as stress, illness, travel, environmental disruption. Or medical concerns, such as depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, orthopnea, circadian rhythm disorders, restless leg syndrome, chronic pain, and others. In addition, insomnia can be caused by medications, drug, alcohol, or stimulant use. In today's episode my colleague and previous guest Dr. John Neustadt an joins me to peak on Insomnia. We discuss deeply about nutrient, hormonal, lifestyle, and neurotransmitter aspects of what effects sleep.  Topics such as non-rem vs. rem sleep are covered. As well as cortisol, gaba, melatonin and ways that you can improve your sleep with nutrients and herbal medicine.  About Dr. Neustadt. John Neustadt, ND was Founder and Medical Director of Montana Integrative Medicine and Founder and President of the dietary supplement Nutritional Biochemistry, Inc. (NBI) and NBI Pharmaceuticals. He’s a Medical Expert for TAP Integrative, a nonprofit educating doctors about integrative medicine. He’s published more than 100 research reviews and was recognized by Elsevier as a Top Ten Cited Author for his work. Dr. Neustadt’s books include, A Revolution in Health through Nutritional Biochemistry and the textbook, Foundations and Applications of Medical Biochemistry in Clinical Practice. Dr. Neustadt is an editor of the textbook, Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine (2nd Edition). He was the first naturopathic doctor ever voted Best Doctor among all physicians in his area. Dr. Neustadt received 15 Orphan Drug Designation by the US FDA for the use of natural products for the potential treatment of rare diseases. Dr. Neustadt is an expert in clinical approaches to improving sleep. He’s lectured at medical conferences, educating physicians about how they can more effectively help patients with insomnia and other sleep disorders. Based on his research he created the dietary supplement Sleep Relief. Sleep Relief’s bi-phasic, time-release technology delivers NBI’s proprietary formula with clinically validated nutrients in two stages—a quick-release first stage and a slow-release second stage to help you gently fall asleep, stay asleep and wake refreshed and ready for your day.
February 13, 2020
Happiness and Your Inner Mammal with Dr. Loretta Breuning
In this episode we learn about happiness from an inner mammal perspective. Including questions like;  how do we generate  dopamine, serotonin, oxytoxin, and cortisol? and how do we work with our mammalian brain (the limbic system) and balance it with our developing/intellectual brain (the cortex)? It is quite fascinating to learn that we can be happier if we don't entirely squash the part of our brain that is hardwired for survival moves .  I invite esteemed author Loretta Breuning, PhD on this episode to take us through her teachings on this subject.  I first learned about Dr. Breuning after I experienced a tragic loss in my life and my friend and colleague and previous podcast guest,  Dr. John Neustadt, told me to check out one of her books; Habits of a Happy Brain and after reading it  I was enriched with additional tools to navigate my loss.   More about Dr. Breuning.... Dr. Loretta Breuning is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels. As Professor of Management at California State University, and as a mom, she was disappointed by prevailing views of human motivation. She searched for better answers and found studies of the brain chemistry we share with earlier mammals. Suddenly, everything made sense! She began creating resources to help people manage their inner mammal. The Inner Mammal Institute offers videos, books, podcasts, multimedia, and a training program, to help you make peace with your inner mammal. Her latest book is Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness.
January 29, 2020
Cranioelectrical Stimulation for Depression, Anxiety, and Pain with Dr. Kimberly Iller
About Kimberly Iller ND, EAMP, LaC Dr. Iller is an outstanding Functional Medicine Practitioner/Naturopathic Physician in the Seattle area at Functional Medicine Northwest and also the director of a non-profit clinic called Equity in Health Dr. Iller has extensive training in the management of all fatiguing illnesses including Lyme Disease and it’s co-infections, viral infections, biotoxin exposure and mitochondrial dysfunction.  She has clinical training in the management of Lyme Disease through Dr. Ross and Dr. Brooke, and training through the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS), which complements the extensive background she has as a naturopathic physician.  In addition, she is also one of the nation’s leading IV nutritional therapists and a practitioner of traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Iller is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) and Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in the state of Washington. She graduated from Bastyr University with a degree in Naturopathic Medicine, Acupuncture, and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Iller completed a fellowship in Oriental Medicine at the Long Hua Hospital, Shanghai and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, where she focused on endocrine disorders, cardiology, and neurological imbalances. About CES: What is Cranioelectrical Stimulation: CES is an "electroceutical" technique that involves applying a pulsed, low-amplitude electrical current to the head using electrodes placed on the earlobes. Its FDA approved for the treatment of anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Also being used for fibromyalgia, chronic pain, opiate withdrawal, and headaches. There other terms used to describe this technique including transcranial electrotherapy (TCET) and neuroelectric therapy (NET). The device looks similar to Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) but is configured differently. In this episode we discuss CES for PTSD, Depression, Anxiety , and Pain from a clinicians and patients perspective. #ptsd, #anxiety, #depression Read more at 
January 17, 2020
The Gut-Skin Axis with Lucy Mailing, PhD (MD candidate)
One of my favorite sayings in life is " As above , so below" . This can certainly apply to the skin disorders.  As we learn more about skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, and acne we are seeing that that deeper in the body at the gut/immune interface there is likely a driver of inflammation. I speak about this on my most recent episode of my podcast with Lucy Mailing PhD.  Lucy Mailing is an MD/PhD student at the University of Illinois. She recently completed her PhD in Nutritional Sciences but continues to perform research on how diet and exercise impact the gut microbiome in states of health and disease. She has authored several peer-reviewed journal articles related to the microbiome and health and was recently named an Emerging Leader in Nutritional Sciences by the American Society for Nutrition. Lucy has also been as staff research associate for Kresser Institute for four years and writes about evidence-based gut health on her blog, She currently plans to continue her training and begin her MD at the University of Illinois in 2020 after a year dedicated to her blog and the launch of a gut-related startup.
December 11, 2019
Probiotics with Dr. Jason Hawrelak The Probiotic Advisor
 In this episode we dive into the fundamentals and evidence-based use of probiotics with a probiotic expert Dr. Jason Hawrelak. About our guest: Jason Hawrelak, PhD, is a research scientist, educator, naturopath and Western herbalist with nearly 20 years’ clinical experience. Jason practices at Goulds Natural Medicine, a 138-year-old natural medicine apothecary and clinic located in central Hobart in Tasmania, Austrailia. Dr Hawrelak did his Honours and PhD degrees in the areas of the gastrointestinal microbiota, the causes of dysbiosis, and the clinical applications of pre- and probiotics. He has written extensively in the medical literature on these topics – including 16 textbook chapters – and his research has been cited nearly 1000 times. Dr Hawrelak has taught health professionals at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level for the past 18 years. He currently coordinates and teaches the Evidence-based Complementary Medicine Programs in the College of Health & Medicine at the University of Tasmania (Hobart, Australia) and teaches natural approaches to Gastroenterology within the University of Western States Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine program (Portland, Oregon). He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Australian Research Centre for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at the University of Technology Sydney (Sydney, Australia). Jason is on the Medical Nutrition Council of the American Society for Nutrition and is a Fellow of both the American College of Nutrition and the Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia. He is also Chief Research Officer at, which offers a searchable database that enables easy, evidence-based prescribing of probiotic products and online resources for clinicians, and health-conscious members of the public, to learn more about the human microbiome and how they can positively influence these ecosystems. Research mentioned in the episode: Lactobacillus reuteri study: 
November 06, 2019
Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN on The Low Fodmap Diet, IBS, Bloating, Constipation, and More
The Low Fodmap Diet is the most researched diet for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and is estimated to help alleviate symptoms in upwards of 40-70% of IBS patients.  Not many people know more about the low fodmap diet then our guest Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN. FODMAP is an acronym that defines foods that are composed of Fermentable Oligosaccharides (fructans and galacto oligosaccharides), Disaccharide (lactose), Monosaccharides (Fructose) AND Polyols (sugar alcohols). These carbohydrates are small chained carbohydrates that many people with IBS and related digestive disorders have a difficult time tolerating these carbohdrates and may develop symptoms of bloating, pain, constipation, or diarrhea, or a mixture of these symptoms. We dive deeply into the Low Fodmap Diet and also into other advanced conditions that mimic IBS and must be considered if you are not responding to the Low Fodmap Diet. I have show notes on my blog at this link.  Now more about our guest. Kate Scarlata, MPH, RDN, LDN is a registered, licensed dietitian with a nutrition consultation business in Medway, Massachusetts. She has 30 years experience providing nutrition consultation to patients with irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease. Ms. Scarlata is considered a global expert in the low FODMAP diet and an invited speaker to numerous conferences in the US and abroad. Kate is a New York Times Best Selling author for her co-authored book, 21 Day Tummy Diet and author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Well with IBS and co-author of The low FODMAP Diet Step by Step. Ms. Scarlata earned her B.S. in Nutrition from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and her MPH at the University of Massachusetts. She was awarded the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year by the Massachusetts Dietetic Association and voted Boston’s Best Dietitian award by Boston Magazine. Website: Twitter: @katescarlata_RD Instagram: @katescarlata
October 25, 2019
Psychobiotics and the Gut-Brain Axis with Scott Anderson
Do the bugs in your gut influence whether you are anxious, depressed, clear-headed, or distracted?  Well, it turns out quite possibly. Future depression prescriptions may be custom probiotics rather then Prozac.  I invited Scott Anderson the author of the The Psychobiotic Revolution to speak with us today about this most interesting topic. We dive into this and the gut-brain axis, how diet influences the microbiota,  fecal transplants, measuring the microbiota,  anxiety, depression, and more.   About our guest: Scott is a scientist and a science writer who was drawn from the wine country in California to work with horses in Ohio. There, Scott set up a laboratory to help develop equine prebiotics. He found that a less diverse microbiota was associated with colonic ulcers and poor performance. That ultimately led him to John Cryan and Ted Dinan, two pioneers of the gut-brain axis who found that gut microbes can affect the behavior of mice. Scott ended up writing a book with Cryan and Dinan called The Psychobiotic Revolution, from National Geographic. It is now going into the second printing. resources from the episode: Dinan, Melancholic microbes: a link between gut microbiota and depression? Tillisch study. Brain Structure and Response to Emotional Stimuli as Related to Gut Microbial Profiles in Healthy Women
September 27, 2019
Microbes as a driver of Autoimmunity with Dr. Amy Proal
What is driving Autoimmunity? Is it time to turn our beliefs about autoimmune conditions around and look at what is the underlying cause?  According many researchers, including our guest Dr. Amy Proal , a key driver of autoimmunity might be microbe based.  As researchers are finding out specific microbes that turn pathogenic called "pathobionts" may be leading to a chronic inflammatory process that goes unchecked.  In this episode we dive into pathobionts, intestinal permeability, the problem with standard immunosupressive therapy, biophages, and so much more. Get ready to learn as Dr. Proal is a force . Now more about Dr. Proal. Dr. Proal is a microbiologist who studies the molecular mechanisms by which bacterial, fungal and viral pathogens dysregulate human gene expression, immunity and metabolism. Her work further examines how dysbiosis of the human microbiome and/or the human virome can contribute to chronic inflammatory disease processes. As a member of the research team at Autoimmunity Research Foundation, she has authored papers and written book chapters for organizations like the J.Craig Venter Institute and The Autoimmunity Network, and lectured at the NIH and numerous USA/international conferences. Proal graduated from Georgetown University in 2005 with a degree in biology. In 2012, she obtained a PhD in microbiology from Murdoch University in Australia. Her graduate thesis focused on “Autoimmune disease re-examined in light of metagenomic concepts.” You can follow her on her website and also on twitter @microbminded2.   You can fund research she is doing on ALS, MS, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome here. #autoimmunity #dysbiosis #pathobionts #microbes #intestinalpermability #molecularmimicry
September 18, 2019
Gut Health with Jillian Sarno Teta, ND
“All Disease Begins in The Gut.” - Hippocrates This famous quote sets the stage for this episode of The One Thing Podcast. We speak with digestive and gut health expert Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta, a colleague and high-energy Naturopathic Physician. We speak about how the gut interfaces with the rest of your body and important ways we can improve our gut health  Dr. Jillian Sarno Teta is the author “Natural Solutions for Digestive Health” and the creator of Fix your Digestion. She is best known for her expertise in digestive health and has been working in this field for over ten years. Her website contains her blog, free programs and training series and more. Ever-loving of social media, she can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. A sought out voice in her field, she writesand speaks through several avenues,including The Huffington Post, Parade,Girls Gone Strong, PaleoHacks, NaturalTriad, Forsyth Woman, Publisher’s Weekly, Pain Pathways, OnFitness, Dr.Oz Online, the Gluten Intolerance Group National Letter, UnderGround Wellness, Wake Up Healthy, It’s Your Health, Metabolic Effect, Designs for Health, The Smarter Science of Slim and more. In her free time, Dr. Teta enjoys walks in the woods with her dogs, growing and tending to plants and cooking delicious things. She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Boston University in Biology and Energy and Environmental Analysis, respectively
September 06, 2019
A Healthy Relationship With Food with Mckenzie Zajonc, MS, CN, LMHC
This episode is about healing for the diet culture and disordered eating behaviors. Emotional eating, food cycling, restrictive dieting, and sugar Cravings are all discussed in a very deep, intuitive, and practical way.  Our guest is McKenzie Zajonc , MS, CN, LMHC. McKenzie Zajonc, MS, CN, LMHC, is clinically trained in Whole Foods Nutrition and Health Psychology and the owner of Inner Nutritionist, a business committed to freeing those who have been hijacked by our diet-minded culture.  She helps her clients root in nutrition practices that last a lifetime and trade their food and body struggle for a more meaningful and satiated life. She is not your typical Nutritionist. Voted top Nutritionist at Microsoft, McKenzie is a HAES facilitator, a Certified Intuitive Eating Pro, writer, and compassionate healer. She is always inquiring on what will nourish her next, which may be her meditation practice or a beer. She believes nutrition is much more than about food - it's about caring for our whole selves, authentically and unapologetically. She has her Masters in Nutrition and Health Psychology from the world’s largest Naturopathic Medicine school, Bastyr University in Seattle, WA and one day hopes to own a pet pig in her home where she leaves near the Puget Sound with her husband and daughter. Some resources from this episode are Hungry Brain by Stephen Guyenet, PhD Health at Every Size Emily Program a
August 29, 2019
Osteoporosis and Bone Health with Dr. John Neustadt
 Bone health is one of the most important topics in medicine. Why? Because bone fractures are one of the leading causes of mortality in older adults.  In this episode we speak with Dr. John Neustadt; one of the leading integrative medicine clinicians in the area of bone health and osteoporosis. He has really brought to the forefront researched based nutrients such as Vitamin K2 (MK4), Calcium, Vitamin D , and other diet and lifestyle interventions that are geared toward reducing fracture risk. We discuss bone density testing and the context of the T-score on the Dexa Scan as well as what really matters when it comes to choice of therapies.  We speak about risk factors leading toward bone density issues and what we can all do to strive for healthy bones. Bone physiology is a fascinating topic as is a unique coordination of bone production orchestrated by osteoblasts and bone remodeling and re-absorption orchestrated by osteoclasts and for good bone to be made the body needs a coordination between these components.  It also has many factors such as hormone, immune, and inflammatory elements.  Bone density improvement does not necessarily mean better bones.  We go into this and more on this episode.  About Dr. Neustadt John Neustadt, ND was Founder and Medical Director of Montana Integrative Medicine and Founder and President of the dietary supplement Nutritional Biochemistry, Inc. (NBI) and NBI Pharmaceuticals. He’s a Medical Expert for TAP Integrative, a nonprofit educating doctors about integrative medicine. He’s published more than 100 research reviews and was recognized by Elsevier as a Top Ten Cited Author for his work. Dr. Neustadt’s books include, A Revolution in Health through Nutritional Biochemistry and the textbook, Foundations and Applications of Medical Biochemistry in Clinical Practice. Dr. Neustadt is an editor of the textbook, Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine (2nd Edition). He was the first naturopathic doctor ever voted Best Doctor among all physicians in his area. Dr. Neustadt received 15 Orphan Drug Designation by the US FDA for the use of natural products for the potential treatment of rare diseases.  Dr. Neustadt is an expert in clinical approaches to improving sleep. He’s lectured at medical conferences, educating physicians about how they can more effectively help patients with insomnia and other sleep disorders. Based on his research he created the dietary supplement Sleep Relief. Sleep Relief’s bi-phasic, time-release technology delivers NBI’s proprietary formula with clinically validated nutrients in two stages—a quick-release first stage and a slow-release second stage to help you gently fall asleep, stay asleep and wake refreshed and ready for your day.
August 15, 2019
Autophagy and Molecular Nutrition with Jeffrey Novack, PhD
Autophagy is  a term that refers to cellular self-digestion.  We have heard the term self-attack-self in situations like autoimmunity; Well this a different type of process that is a normal every day process in the cell of cellular self-digestion. Technically autophagy is a catabolic metabolic program/process that is activated when intracellular nutrient uptake or availability is diminished.  It was coined in the 1960’s by the late Christian de Nuve. It has resurfaced quite predominately since  Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy – a study into how cells detoxify and repair themselves.  Autophagy has a number of pathways that are studied that are associated with it such as the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (MTOR) and  Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2). This is relavant because we know inflammation causes disease and many protective pathways of inflammation are regulated by NRF2 . Likewise we know that protein aggregating in cells is one of the key findings in disease.  Autophagy is one of the pathways that clears up protein debris from harming cells.   So understanding inflammation and autophagy is kind of important.  Inflammation can knock down autophagy so these topics must be studied together. Our guest Dr. Jeffrey Novack understand these pathways quite well and most interesting to us is that he understands how nutrition and chemicals from plants can influence these pathways.   More about our guest.  Dr. Jeff Novack earned his Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Washington School of Medicine (Department of Pharmacology) in signal transduction (lab of Dr. Joe Beavo). He did post-doctoral research in immunology and tyrosine kinase signaling at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (lab of Dr. John Cooper). He taught pharmacology, immunology, infectious disease, and pathology at the medical school level for 13 years. He most recently was a tenured faculty at Bellevue College, where he taught anatomy and physiology, microbiology, cell biology, and nutrition. Dr. Novack joined the faculty at PNWU in September of 2012 and has taught immunology, portions of pathology, and pharmacology. He has done research on the effects of PSK on immune function in mice and humans and is interested in the effect of natural products on the innate and adaptive immunity and on inflammation. He likes to hike (has climbed all of the volcanoes in Washington state), bike, fish, cook and do polar bear swims in the winter. Articles mentioned in the episode Novack. Jeffrey. 2017, Autophagy and Proteostasis: A Unifying Theory of Neurodegenerative  Disease. Journal of Restorative Medicine.Vol 6 No 1. Pg 3-18 Autophagy Resources DR.Yoshinuri Oshimi, Autophagy Nobel Peace Prize 2016 SIIM Land, Metabolic Autophagy 
July 31, 2019
Endometriosis with Lara Briden, ND episode #9
Lara Briden, ND speaks on Endometriosis. A chronic inflammatory disorder presenting affecting primarily the pelvis but also other regions of the body. Lara Briden is a naturopathic doctor and the period revolutionary—leading the change to better periods. Informed by a strong science background and more than twenty years with patients, Lara is a passionate communicator about women's health and alternatives to hormonal birth control.  Her book Period Repair Manual is a manifesto of natural treatment for better hormones and better periods and provides practical solutions using nutrition, supplements, and natural hormones.  Now in its second edition, the book has been an underground sensation and has worked to quietly change the lives of tens of thousands of women.  Papers mentioned in the episode: paper about macrophages. blog post about endo and immune dysfunction. Period Repair Manual: Lara Briden website Instagram page One thing Podcast on Instagram: One thing Podcast on Facebook
July 10, 2019
Biological Dentistry with Mitch Marder, DDS
 In this episode we speak with Mitch Marder,DDS a well-known Biological Dentist. We speak about such important topics like mercury amalgams, root canals, and how oral health is actually related to the entire field of health and medicine.  For years, the field of dentistry has been seen as a distinct aspect of health focused on this “box” we call the mouth, yet we know how oral health is linked to brain health, gut health, and cardiovascular health.  Conditions like gingivitis are associated with disease process elsewhere in the body and Dr. Marder opens our minds about holistic approaches to cavities and root canals. Dr. Marder has been working in biomedical dentistry for over 30 years. His philosophy is that each person who entrusts their care to him deserves his best. Dr. Marder is a member of the American Academy of Craniofacial Pain, International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Environmental Dental Association, Holistic Dental Association, American Orthodontic Society, American Academy for Functional Orthodontics, and Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. His special interests are in Craniofacial Development (assisting the growing skull and cranium), Treating Sleep Disorders – being aware of the airway (apnea, snoring), Facial Pain – treating TMJ and headache issues, Dental Implants (introducing non-metal implants), and holistic care.  He earned his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S) from the University of Illinois in 1981 and his Bachelors in Art in Biology  from Northwestern University in 1977.
June 30, 2019
PCOS with Dr. Shannon Hirst
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) effects 1 out of 10 women and is one of the most common causes of infertility. PCOS at its core is a metabolic and reproductive hormone problem. Anyone who has dealt with it can tell you that it feels like the metabolism has a mind of its own and common approaches to helping bring hormone balance or blood sugar balance often aren't enough. I brought in Dr. Shannon Hirst a Naturopathic Physician who specializes in women’s hormone health to discuss PCOS. Dr. Hirst is licensed Naturopathic Physician in Woodinville, Washington and received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and Family Medicine Residency from Bastyr University in Kenmore , Washington. She also holds a bachelors in science in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Western Washington University. You can find her at and on twitter @drhirst. In this episode we discuss the underlying hormone and metabolic imbalance in PCOS and what’s important to know. Also, we go the issues that people with PCOS face. With many people silently struggling with this condition; I am appreciative of the integrative and holistic approach Dr. Hirst takes. Our podcast focuses on the integrative health arena with a special emphasis on gut, metabolism, inflammation, and emotional health; this episode approaches and discusses many of these areas. Enjoy and share with friends, loved ones, and colleagues.
June 13, 2019
Mental Health and Neurodiversity with Dr. Teray Garchitorena Kunishi
If you are alive, it is safe to say you know someone diagnosed with a mental health disorder.  You also likely know how important it is to receive an accurate diagnosis and limit the stigma attached to a mental health diagnosis.  In this episode Dr. Teray Garchitorena Kunishi an experienced expert in mental health and a Naturopathic Physician in San Francisco speaks about mental health and the concept of neurodiversity ; where mental health issues are seen as a variant of what is considered as a norm rather than as as firmly abnormal.  This has become a particularly important concept in Autism Spectrum Disorders,  Bipolar Disease, and Schizophrenia.  It is not without controversy and we look at both aspects of neurodiversity approaches in this episode.  We also speak about societies where conditions like Schizophrenia are treated like a gift and people who deal with this gift are supported and nurtured rather then ostracized.   This is a very deep and meaningful episode and one that I am sure will be thought provoking. Please follow Dr. Teray on her website where you also find her course on the Art, Science, and practice of Happiness. It was an honor to interview Dr. Teray and I hope you enjoy  the episode as much as I did. Subscribe to our episode in your favorite podcast player including itunes and stitcher
May 30, 2019
Dr.Debbie Miller on Biofeedback and Heart Rate Variability
 Debbie Miller, ND earned her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University, and her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University.  She practices at Sound Mind Medicine in Seattle, WA During her naturopathic education, she received additional training and clinical experience in biofeedback, counseling, and mind-body medicine. It was then she became fascinated by the connections between our thinking minds and physical symptoms, and the impact that chronic stress has on our bodies, relationships, and daily activities. She has since become board certified through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance.  In addition to her practice, she currently serves as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University.  In this episode we speak about how to regulate vagal nerve tone through training heart rate variability with biofeedback techniques. This is a useful approach for anxiety, digestive disorders, sleep problems, hypertension, and many other conditions. Show notes at our page.
May 23, 2019
Postpartum depression episode with Sunita Iyer, ND, LM
Having a child is supposed to be great joy for a parent. However  up to 11% of women and 2% of men, experience postpartum depression; a unique mental health condition that is often downplayed, overlooked, and under-treated. It has significant implications on child and parent alike.  My colleague Dr. Iyer of Eastside Natural Medicine of Kenmore, Washington joined me in this most thoughtful discussion of this topic. Dr. Iyer has been someone I have respected for many years. She is compassionate, clear thinking, brilliant, and keeps it real. Through her work as a  licensed midwife, naturopathic physician and University of Washington school of nursing instructor,   she has developed a special interest in grief.  She feels  the perinatal period is a type of grief process that needs proactive support. It's quite fascinating to listen to her. It’s no doubt why students, patients, and colleagues love Dr. Iyer as she is someone you can really trust. I hope you enjoy it and please share it with new parents or new parents to be as this episode is important to hear  .Find Dr. Iyer and her bio at
May 08, 2019
Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease with Dr. Kabran Chapek of the Amen Clinics.
Dr.   Kabran Chapek is on the cutting edge of early detection and early treatment of Dementia and Alzheimer's disease.  As a  clinician at the Amen Clinics in Bellevue, Washington he specializes in integrative approaches to neuropsychiatry . In this episode he talks about early warning signs of memory loss compared to attention issues.  In addition, he dives into the some key early markers of the potential of Alzheimer's Disease such as Apolipoprotein E4 and Amyloid Precursor Protein (APP). He talks about ways to address neuroinflammation to help slow progression of disease.  It was really great  speaking with this old colleague of mine who I  first met over  15 years or so ago when we were fellow student clinicians at Bastyr University.  Alzheimer's disease currently has no known cure.  Changes in the brain indicating dementia and Alzheimer's Disease potential can start as early as 20 years before the onset of the disease.  You don't want to miss this episode as it gives some really important information as to how to get ahead in detection and possibly prevention of dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. If you like this episode please share with people you care about.  Please send any comments to
April 09, 2019
Post Meal Glucose Response With Richard Sprague episode #2
 What is the best diet? This question remains the million (probably billion) dollar question in health, nutrition and medicine. The winner will likely be the healthy diet is one that prevents the most disease and weight gain. Now there seems to be an approach that has caught the attention of patients and providers internationally and that looking at individualized post-meal glucose response as a guide to one’s individualized diet. And guess what? The researchers say that the post meal glucose response is largely dependent as to what kinds of bugs are growing in our gut. Listen in on today’s episode as we explore the individualized diet and post meal glucose response. Some back ground information. Post meal glucose response is defined classically as the rises in blood glucose measured in ng/dl. Why does it matter? As a biomarker it predicts one’s ability to regulate glucose. Glucose regulated means less inflammation in the body, less risk for heart disease, less risk for diabetes, less risk for kidney disease, less risk for eye disease, and less risk for obesity…you get the picture. Typically in a non-diabetic a fasting blood glucose will range from 70 ng/dl to 99 ng/dl and after eating a carbohydrate containing meal the blood glucose will rise between 100 ng/dl-140ng/dl. This can be influenced by protein and fat content in the food source however it is largely driven by carbohydrate intake. Until researchers started looking to the gut microbiome, the large dietary agencies that be would look at glucose content of foods and make predictions as to how these foods would spike blood sugar. This list is called the glycemic index of foods. Then later they looked at how combinations of foods might spike one’s glucose and this is called glycemic load. Now a group out of the Weizmann Institute developed a test and algorithm of post meal glucose response based on DNA sequencing of the bugs that are growing in human guts. By monitoring glucose response in human subjects, they were able to predict that one’s own signature gut microbiome, can largely influence ones glucose response to food. about our guest  Richard Sprague is a heath technology executive, biohacker, citizen scientist and engineer. He is quite the interesting man.  He is the CEO of Airdoc (a medical technology company).  He has been quite involved with Stool Microbiome testing using 16s rRnA metabolome sequencing. At one point he worked with Ubiome one of the pioneers in stool microbiome testing.  He must own the record for the number of times he has tested his own stool microbiome (over 300).  With this background he brings an interesting perspective on what is actionable within gut microbiome data. 
March 22, 2019
Metabolic Flexibility with Dr. Geoff Lecovin episode #1
We speak with Geoff Lecovin, DC, ND, LaC, MS, CSCS (Yes thats a lot of initials!).  Dr. Lecovin is a Kirkland, Washington based physician who specializes in performance.  He is very involved with researching the latest on metabolism and sports medicine. We talk about metabolic flexibility and the different trendy diets that are directed at changing our metabolism. So many people feel like their metabolism is stuck in place. If they avoid carbohydrates, they don't feel right and if they eat carbohydrates they crave even more.  This gives us a clue that the body has become metabolically inflexible.  Have you ever driven a hybrid car?  Do you admire how it can run on either gas or electricity? That is similar to someone who is metabolic flexible. If they decide to fast, they feel fine for the 16-24 hours without food. If they decide to enjoy carbohydrates, they don't become inflamed.  Staying metabolically flexible is easier then restoring it.  We are learning approaches to sleep,  exercise,and nutritional strategies that might help.  For full show page visit
March 03, 2019