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Life and Health Matters with Dr Shakib

Life and Health Matters with Dr Shakib

By Dr Shakib
A non-PC discussion of common sense health, posture and life matters that the “Big Guys” don’t want you to think or talk about!
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The most ignored joint in the body
Unless you have a foot and/or ankle pain,  chances are you don’t even think about your ankles. You maybe interested in how to stretch your hamstrings or hip flexors but did you know your ankle joint affects your whole body? Learn how to assess it, what to “listen” for and how to maintain its mobility and health in this episode. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and share the podcast.
September 16, 2021
Spray away anxiety in your pet
If you are told your furry friend is suffering from anxiety and recommended to give meds, you may want to look into pheromones! That is right! This podcast is all about natural ways, other than just pheromones to help manage and tackle the dreaded anxiety in your household pets. Learn the do's and don'ts before adopting and what to be watchful for. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to share and rate this podcast.
September 09, 2021
Useless Body Parts? Really?
It is amazing how when the human’s egotistic mind can’t explain, it undermines! This episode is about some of the body parts that are commonly removed or claimed to have no use and explains how the claims are simply non-sense. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and rate the podcast. Dr Shakib
September 02, 2021
Sciatica and how it is mostly misdiagnosed
One of the most misdiagnosed cases I see in my practice is Sciatica. In this episode it is fully discussed, explaining the anatomy, some of our habits that can easily lead to sciatica; you will learn the most likely imposter of sciatica and the treatments for it. Please direct all your questions, comments and suggestions to and rate the show when you have a chance.
August 26, 2021
Meniere's Disease
Learn the symptoms, potential causes and the treatment of Meniere's disease. Please direct all your questions, comments and suggestions to and rate the show when you have a chance.
August 19, 2021
Biohack your brain for more energy and happiness
Energize yourself and live life happier using the brain's likes and dislikes incorporated in your daily routines. For any questions, comments, or suggestions, please email
August 12, 2021
Simple checklist to improve at-home device use
Ergonomics is more than fancy desks and chairs and this episodes covers it all. From the best chair for less than $30 to what it takes to save yourself from headache and neck pain to back and knee pain. Make sure to check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel dedicated to your posture and movement and direct your questions, comments and suggestions to Until next week, take care.
August 05, 2021
What you don't know about Olive Oil can be damaging
Learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to selling and marketing olive oil. The 3 most important facts you should look on the bottle of olive oil, what the best country of origin is and how their olive oil supersedes the rest. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and follow me on IG @ irvinespine and Youtube
July 29, 2021
Best Weight loss food with a kick
On this episode you will learn how your attitude about food should always be a factor but then, the 'magical' food item with a kick, Turmeric and Black pepper combination seem to be doing amazing things to the white and brown fat cells. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and share this podcast.
July 22, 2021
You are at risk: Pelvic Floor and Ergonomics
In this episode, you see the role of your lifestyle on your pelvic floor and what that decline means to your health. This is a lot more serious than you realize and you need to do something about it now. I referred to Postural Neurology exercise you ought to do daily and here is the link to it: My 2 YouTube channels are: … and my 2 websites are:
July 15, 2021
The truth about braces, supports and taping
Too many people use braces, and supports and now a days tape their body parts for injuries, pain and rehabilitation but they are mistaken on many levels. In this podcast, you will understand the ins and outs of supports and tapes and learn how to effectively tape your self when indicated. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to subscribe and rate the podcast. Follow me on IG and Youtube for much much more.
July 08, 2021
Natural Remedy for Nausea
Natural Remedy for Nausea There are many conditions that lead to nausea and vomiting and medications have side effects that are not much better. On this episode you will learn about the natural remedies for nausea as well as learning some of the causes of nausea. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe. Dr. Shakib
July 01, 2021
Teeth Grinding, TMJ and Head Tilt are Related
There is more to teeth grinding and TMJ than the night guard you wear. Learn why you and our children are at risk and what you can do now to prevent it. Please send your comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate and subscribe. Links mentioned in the show:
June 24, 2021
How unknown trauma can affect your life
How is it possible to have a trauma in life and not know it? How can this get passed on from generation to generation to make the source of trauma multi-generational? What is the starting point to resolve the impact to have a more balanced and happy life? These are all questions that are discussed in this episode with Sepi Bai. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe to the show. After receiving her BA in Business, Sepi chose a path of personal growth and human mind as her mission. She studied with teachers such as Deepak Chopra, Jean Huston, and Tibetan Buddhist organizations and became a mediation guide. Being a Reiki master, she considers herself a conduit to help with the flow of energy and bringing awareness to the interconnectivity between people and everything else. This also has led her to study the human mind further and under the training of Melissa Tier, she is a hypnotherapist. With interest in healing from trauma, she expanded her training even further to include the work influenced by Europe's famous Dr. Franz Ruppert and his "Identity Oriented Psychodrama Therapy" method. Today, Sepi helps many in her private and biweekly group sessions to overcome the impact of trauma that they may or may not be aware of. Contact Info: phone: 949-478-1588 email:
June 17, 2021
How to live with anxiety or do you have to?
On this interview episode with Ken Cunnigham, you will learn about anxiety, how to treat it, how to plan for it and how to support your loved one with it. About Ken Cunningham: Ken is a licensed professional clinical counselor in the state of Illinois and California. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Law from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, he went on to attend Northwestern University for preclinical psychology and receive his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Vanderbilt University. Ken customizes treatment plans to each individual, utilizing evidence-based practices such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and exposure with response prevention (ERP). Ken is fluent in English and Japanese and values multicultural competency in his work with clients.  At The Center for Anxiety and OCD (CAOCD), it is Ken’s mission to help his clients improve the quality of their lives through strongly supported evidence-based practices and a compassionate therapeutic connection. He can be reached at
June 10, 2021
The magical lotion with medicinal properties
If you are looking for a healthy lotion with medicinal properties, look no further. Glycerin, mixed with a tiny bit of lemon juice does magic to the chapped heels and those irritated skin but be careful. No GMO or Petroleum based Glycerin. If you decide to make your own lotion or soap, here is the recipe from scratch: You’ll need animal- or plant-derived oil like lard, tallow, palm oil and coconut oil; then need lye, water and salt. 1. Mix sea salt and 2 ounces of water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir well and set aside to cool. 2. In a glass container, add lye to 9 ounces of water and stir thoroughly. The mixture will heat rapidly because of a chemical reaction. Set it aside to cool to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 3. Pour the oil into a large saucepan and warm it on a stove-top over medium-low heat until it reaches 110 degrees Fahrenheit. 4. Carefully pour the lye and water mixture into the oil, and stir thoroughly. 5. Continue stirring the mixture for around 15 minutes. Once the mixture thickens, add in the brine, stir briefly and allow it to cool. Place the mixture in the refrigerator overnight. 6. Skim off curdles of soap on top of the mixture. You can pour these curdles into a mold to make a bar of soap. After you've removed all traces of soap, pour the glycerin liquid into a glass container and then seal it tightly. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate the show. Until next time, take care.
June 03, 2021
Fentapills: One Pill Can Kill
In this episode we sit down with Perla Mendoza- a mother on a mission to spread awareness on the dangers of Fentanyl and someone who is seeking justice for the death of her son Daniel Elijah Figueroa. You learn how her 20 year old son took one pill, Fentanyl designed to look like Percocet, that killed him within hours. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate and share it with your network. Perla Mendoza:
May 27, 2021
The Myth of Brain Chemical Imbalance
All I can say is, 'Are you okay with this?' 274,000 babies aged 1 and younger were given psychiatric drugs — Of these, 249,699 were on anti-anxiety meds like Xanax; 26,406 were on antidepressants such as Prozac or Paxil, 1,422 were on ADHD drugs such as Ritalin and Adderall, and 654 were on antipsychotics such as Risperdal and Zyprexa In the toddler category (2- to 3-year-olds), 318,997 were on anti-anxiety drugs, 46,102 were on antidepressants, 10,000 were prescribed ADHD drugs and 3,760 were on antipsychotics Among children aged 5 and younger, 1,080,168 were on psychiatric drugs I hope not. Please if you or someone you know are on psychiatric drugs, talk to your prescribing doctor and do NOT go off the meds on your own. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe. Until next time, take care of yourself.
May 20, 2021
The Truth About Constipation
With over 63 million Americans experiencing chronic constipation, chances are that you may be one of them or before long, join the group. Learn the truth about constipation, how laxatives are doing you harm and learn the natural list of things you can do to combat it. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe.
May 13, 2021
Economic cost of vaccination Vs. No vaccination
As if we were not experiencing polarity in the country, now claims are being made about the economic cost of non-vaccine supporters on  tax payers and insurance premiums. Listen to this episode to hear what this is about and then my recommendation on how to proceed going forward. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast.
May 06, 2021
Arterial clogging: You probably have it but don't know yet!
We are deficient in a lot of nutrition one of which is Vitamin K. Learn how this super vitamin helps your body manage your bones to prevent osteoporosis and arterial clogging. In this episode, I referred to: *my website for the list of podcast you can listen to; the website is *the episode on gardening smart: The one size fits all of gardening: Interview with James Fry on Revolution Gardening Thank you for listening to the show, don't forget to rate and subscribe to the show.
April 29, 2021
Dogs, Vaccines and What is Missed
Almost everyone vaccinates their animals yearly but is it safe to do so? Find out how this over vaccination is causing big health issues in our animals. Look up the link by The AAHA 's Lifestyle-Based Vaccine Calculator which helps veterinarians and dog parents determine what non-core vaccines, if any, should be given. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to subscribe and rate the podcast.
April 22, 2021
The do's and don'ts of Niacinamide
Niacinamide is finding its popularity but there are certain facts about it that most people are not aware of. Learn what it is good for, the difference between Niacinamide and Niacin and what to be careful about it when taking it orally. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to subscribe and rate the show.
April 15, 2021
Manganese Deficiency and what that means for your health
Manganese is a trace element that is has to come from the food we consume. Learn why we are deficient, what foods contain the most amount of it and why taking a supplement is not advised. Refer to the Sept. 24, 2020 episode on Revolution Gardening of James Fry to see how easy it is to grow your own garden in small spaces. Please forward your comments, questions and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe to the show.
April 08, 2021
Diabetes Medicine that Harbor Genital Eating Bacteria!
Yes you heard and read it correctly. SGLT-2 inhibiter Diabetes drugs are causing some major issues including flesh eating bacteria that attack the genitals and ketoacidosis. Listen to Episode 7 to learn more about Ketogenic Diet for Diabetes, Episode 38 to learn about Metabolic Typing and Episode 9 on Sleep. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to subscribe and rate the podcast.
April 01, 2021
The truth about incontinence
Incontinence is on the rise; it is seen in men and young people more than ever before and that has to do with our lifestyle of sitting and slouching. Learn about the different types of incontinence and why the treatments being done are mostly part solutions. Listen to the podcast episode 67 when Dr. Sam Siddighi was interviewed about Pelvic Floor Surgery. Read to learn about DNS and movements in babies Watch to learn about the baby breathing discussed on the podcast Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe to the show.
March 25, 2021
How to tell if you are deficient in Vit D without any blood work up?
Learn how to tell if you are deficient in Vit D without taking a blood work up. Use the app DMinder to find out what your level needs to be depending on your geographical location and how to monitor your level. This episode is about the truth behind Vitamin D. Listen to the episode 60 on blood work up if you can. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate and subscribe to the show. Dr. Shakib
March 18, 2021
Neuro Fast-kinesiology: What it is and can it be a part of your journey to health: Interview with Dr. Mary Wolken
This interview certainly topped my exposure to the opposite end of the spectrum of health and its paradigm. Dr. Wolken explains how energy and intuition combined with homeopathy, epi-genetics and chakra/meridians knowledge assist her to get to the core of health issues, trauma specifically and help those seeking her treatments overcome their adversities. Mary Wolken, PhD: Neuro Fast-Kinesiologist Educator Homeopath Pain/Trauma Relief Specialist
March 11, 2021
The Magical Weed In Your Backyard
Chickweed is a weed that grows every where especially in early Spring. It helps with inflammation, itchiness, insect bites, lungs, and the digestive tract. Even your pets can benefit from them. In this podcast, you will learn how to make poultices, salves, teas, infused oil and more. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate the podcast.
March 04, 2021
How to get fit physically and mentally: Q&A session
1. What is fitness? 2. Do I have any fit patients? 3. How to get fit 4. Do I go to the gym? 5. Do I believe in sleeping for 8 hours? 6. What meditation or calming technique is my favorite 7. What supplements do I take? I referred to DNS (Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization) and promised the website info on that so here it is: Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate, subscribe and share the podcast.
February 25, 2021
If Your Feet Could Talk: Interview with Dr. Andrew Yang, Podiatrist
On this episode, I interviewed Dr Yang on some of the common feet problems, what our feet and their 'issues' tell us about is. We discussed the best supportive shoes, how to practice balancing on your feet and how your feet go hand in hand with the rest of your posture and balance. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to rate the podcast. Dr. Andrew Yang Bio: Dr. Andrew Yang is a board eligible American Board Foot and Ankle Surgeon, who was born and raised in Southern California. He attended University of California, Irvine where he earned his Bachelors in Biology and then earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Yang graduated near the top of his class with honors and was inducted into the Pi Delta honor society. Dr. Yang is on staff at Hoag Hospital and multiple surgery centers throughout Orange County. Dr. Yang has clinics in Irvine, Huntington Beach, and Newport Beach. Dr. Yang has received extensive training in all aspects of the foot and ankle including bunion surgery, limb salvage, trauma, and forefoot/rearfoot reconstruction. He can be reached at: IG: @the.foot.facts website: email:
February 18, 2021
Pelvic Floor Surgery: Interview with Dr. Sam Siddighi
Unfortunately, pelvic floor dysfunction is on the rise and it has bypassed the old, the woman, and the obese. In this interview with Dr. Siddighi, you will understand the surgical protocol and reconstruction of the pelvic floor. In this interview, you will learn what to look for in a surgeon if you wait to get to that level. I briefly mention how some of the preventative intervention and mild-moderate case therapy should involve biological breathing ( and how important it is to attend to the structures supporting the actual pelvic floor vs focusing just on the pelvic floor. A blog I write on pelvic floor vs pelvic diaphragm is here: Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to subscribe, rate and share this podcast. Until next time, stay safe and remember, you are in charge of your life’s decisions so be smart about them! Dr. Sam Siddighi Bio: Dr. Siddighi is the Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) at Loma Linda University Health. Dr. Siddighi has been an invited speaker for numerous events around the country and has authored over 40 chapters, four books, and peer review scientific articles. He has been on multiple radio shows and television and his passion and excellence have landed him a handful of awards for teaching, research, and laparoscopic surgery.  Before returning to Loma Linda, Dr. Siddighi lived in the San Francisco Bay area and received a degree in Psychology and Molecular Biology from UC Berkeley, then moved to New York City for medical school.  Dr. Siddighi is a pioneer robotic surgeon and has expertise in the management of complications of pelvic surgery and treatment of prolapse by vaginal and robotic approaches.
February 11, 2021
Serene: 10-year-old entrepreneur
What if our children learned the skills that were relevant to living life, and finances? Skills that were valuable after graduation? On this episode, you will hear a 10 year-old young lady, Serene, who started her second business at the end of 2020 and has been making profit from the get go!!  You can find her on Instagram:  and visit her website at:  Please forward me your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the show. 
February 04, 2021
Living and Working Green for the newbie
We live on this planet but how well are we playing our role to give back? In this interview with Sandrine Cassidy from California Green Business Network, you will learn how to use their recommendations in your personal life, what logos to look for to play your role in minimizing the amount of damage we make to the environment and I hope you encourage your employer and your own company to assess the FREE assessment they provide to put you on the right track. The company even jump start you on your first few hundred dollar purchases for your business so you can see it is easier than you think. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don't forget to subscribe and share the podcast. Sandrine Cassidy Bio: Sandrine Cassidy is a Sustainability Specialist working directly with cities, businesses, non-profits and schools to create and implement programs in waste reduction, recycling maximization, energy and water conservation, pollution control and green purchasing. She created a sustainable reusable bag company and advocated for the plastic bag ban in Los Angeles County. She is an active board member of Ballona Creek Renaissance, responsible for the regular creek clean up events and community outreach. Helping improve our functional relationship with our environment is not just a professional mission for Sandrine, it is a personal passion. SOCIAL MEDIA: California Green Business Network: Ballona Creek Renaissance
January 28, 2021
Early Mortality Prediction
Our blood workup is based on acute diseases when chronic diseases are what people die from. 60% of Americans have 1 chronic disease and 40% have more than 2 chronic diseases. Chronic diseases exist in most people and by the time become symptomatic, too much damage is done. Find out the easy way- yes it is available- to find out where on the spectrum of Health-Disease you stand. A great interview with Dr. Thomas Lewis with great links seen below. Thomas Lewis, PhD Dr. Lewis is the leading medical scientist in neurodegeneration and causes of systemic chronic diseases. He earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from MIT and continuing education from the Harvard School of Public Health and U. Mass, Amherst. Importantly, he studied under two Harvard Medical School professor experts in neurodegeneration and disease mechanisms. Dr. Lewis, and his primary Harvard colleague, Dr. Clement Trempe, published the first comprehensive textbook on the causes and solutions for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases titled, The End of Alzheimer’s – The Brain and Beyond. He also owns a patent on the details of a treatment process he and his colleagues have applied clinically with great success in even severe cases of neurodegeneration (example case: He has also published 2 other books and numerous papers explaining root-cause chronic and neurodegenerative disease mechanism ( Chronic health: Eye / Brain health: Chronic Disease support:
January 21, 2021
If your lower spine could talk
Many people are now working from home with the least ideal work environment and some of the consequences are shared in a study published by the Journal of Injury, Function and Rehab titled "Lumbar Disc Changes Associated with Prolonged Sitting." You will learn the basic understanding of the lower spine to better understand the findings of the research. I then go beyond the research discoveries to explain how this finding impacts different aspects of your health and sickness. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to
January 14, 2021
You WILL get Covid-19, it’s vaccine and what to do: translated interview with Dr. Nasab
This is a translated interview with Dr Mousavi-Nasab, a Virologist,  microbiologist, geneticist researcher with emphasis in Medical  Informatics. His recommendation is to take: 160mcg Selenium twice a day,  1000mg Vitamin C twice a day, zinc, vitamin D, carrot and Apple juice. I  recommend eating well and sleeping well on top of that. By the way, I get my meat from Henson Heritage Farm found at Check it out! Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to
January 07, 2021
Prevent Alzheimer’s Now
With Alzheimer’s being the 5th leading cause of death in the US with no cure as of now, why not learn how to prevent it today. The prevention is much easier than you might have thought and makes sense. Please share your questions, comments and suggestions via email to and don’t forget to rate the podcast.
December 31, 2020
What your annual blood work MUST include
We all know to get our annual blood work up and look at it as a pass or fail! In this episode you will learn what factors should be included as markers of many chronic issues that are not necessarily included routinely and how to interpret them. Grab a pen and paper and write these down! Please send your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the podcast.
December 24, 2020
Is it a Cold or is it Covid?
Covid and a Cold are so much alike that it is hard to tell which is which. Learn what to do if it is a cold and the myths about cold symptoms. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to
December 17, 2020
AMA Conspiracy- What’s new!: Interview with Howard Wolinsky
Conspiracy theories are pretty hot these days but listen to this podcast to explore the proven theory being a fact.Howard Wolinsky is a Chicago-based writer.  He worked for the Chicago Sun-Times for more than 25 years. He was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of the American Medical Association that led two AMA CEOs and seven other top executives being fired for various ethical and financial breaches. In 1994, he wrote "The Serpent on the Staff: The Unhealthy Politics of the AMA which gained the attention of the chiropractic world for a chapter on the AMA's plan to kill chiropractic. His new book is "Contain and Eliminate: The American Medical Association's Conspiracy to Destroy Chiropractic." It focuses on the AMA's plot and how an attorney, the son of a chiropractor, stopped them in a storied antitrust suit. The book maybe purchases on Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the podcast.
December 10, 2020
Covid sniffing dog in the making!
Since Covid seems to not becoming a thing of the past any time soon, testing is necessary. What if the test was free, done in a few seconds and with hardly any false positive or negative? Good news is that this may not be in too far of a future. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the show.
December 03, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving
Nothing but to wish you, my listeners, a Happy Thanksgiving. So many things to be grateful for with health being the top of the list. Make sure to subscribe and rate the podcast and let me know what you wish to hear.
November 26, 2020
Snoring and the alternatives to cPap
Snoring not only impacts the snorer but also the partner. Find out the different current solutions and their pros and cons. Alternatives to devices and surgery? Please send your emails, suggestions and questions to and don’t forget to rate the podcast.
November 19, 2020
The in’s and out’s on Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the few diagnosis that is actually a symptom and not a diagnosis! Learn what it is all about and how the traditional approach may not be the best answer. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the podcast.
November 12, 2020
What are skin tags and how to get rid of them
Skin tags are ugly and no one is okay having them. Learn what they are, if they are indicative of something deeper and how to get rid of them. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the podcast.
November 05, 2020
Gluten: what it is and why so much sensitivity
We know about Gluten-free diet but what exactly is gluten and why all of a sudden and in the recent years so many have become sensitive to it ? Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to: and rate the podcast
October 29, 2020
Why Raw Milk!
Learn the truth about the Dairy industry and the fight against raw milk. Should we trust FDA and their job? Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and make sure to rate the podcast.
October 22, 2020
Medicinal Herbs: Sow Thistle
It is fascinating to discover that the ‘ordinary’ weed growing along the roads and in our backyard actually has a medicinal effect. Sow Thistle is the one that I looked into and even have a receipt for where. Please make sure to direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the show. Here is a pic. of Sow Thistle followed by a recipe for salsa! Pic. from the website: dancing with horses: Smooth Sow Thistle salsa Ingredients 2 garlic cloves (2 ounces) sow thistle leaves (3 1/2 ounces) soaked hazelnuts (1/2 ounce) parsley 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt 2 teaspoons Korean red chili flakes 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 10 cherry tomatoes, chopped Procedure Soak the hazelnuts in boiling water for one hour. Strain and rinse afterward. at the same time soak the sow thistle leaves in cold water for one hour. Remove the leaf blades from the larger leaves and throw away the stalks. Crush the garlic cloves and let sit for 15 minutes. Add the hazelnuts, sow thistle, parsley, garlic, salt, olive oil and chili flakes in a food processor. Run the processor until all ingredients are chopped and mixed up. Don’t let the food become runny. Chop the tomatoes and place the sow thistle mixture in a bowl. Fork the tomatoes through the processed sow thistle. ready to be served.
October 15, 2020
Why you should be eating beets this season
Winter is just around the corner and the veggie of the season is Beet. Learn how nitrate in processed meat is damaging but it saves lives in Beet. Remember to direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the podcast.
October 08, 2020
Q&A series: when and if orthotics are okay, how to tell what supplements are good, and more
Answering some of the emailed questions, in this episode the subject of podiatry and orthotics, how to tell what supplements are good and the truth about vitamin D and how to supplement your body without any vitamin D supplement intake are discussed. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to
October 01, 2020
The one size fits all of gardening: Interview with James Fry on Revolution Garden
If you think you don’t have the space or resources to produce your own veggies think again! In this interview with James Fry, the maker of Revolution Garden (RG), you will learn how even your balcony can be the ground for your weekly produce. The RG consumes minimal water and space while providing nutritious veggies for your family. Please direct you comments, questions and suggestions to James Fry bio: James has been studying sustainability since his high school years when he interned with a solar energy company in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. Having woken up to the fact that some things were seriously wrong in the world, he set out on a mission to help. He's a permaculturist by training, but experiments with and develops any food growing method that guarantees boat loads of nutrient-dense food with minimal effort and resources.
September 24, 2020
Not every herb is as safe as you think: the Valerian root nitty gritty
Learn how Valerian root, while with many benefits can have side effects specially when taken with these medicines. It is commonly used for stress, headaches, insomnia and tension otherwise. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the show.
September 17, 2020
Vitamin C, more than Oranges and common cold remedy
Who knew Vitamin C was good for not just common cold but all these other major common health issues? Who knew this common fruit had more Vitamin C than oranges? Learn what the best type of vitamin C supplement is and become familiar with this under rated vitamin.
September 10, 2020
The truth about Organic and Manuka honey
When you think it is “organic” you think trustable, right? Wellllll, listen to this podcast to learn the truth and how to find the real CLEAN honey to get the numerous medicinal benefits. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate and subscribe.
September 03, 2020
Na-nose technology: Smell the disease to identify it!
Wouldn’t it be nice if a device could smell the disease in you? The technology is being worked on while still in its infancy. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and rate the show.
August 27, 2020
Probiotics and Prebiotics: mystery solved
You hear about Probiotics but don’t know what kind, how much and when to take it. Then now we hear about pre-biotics and symbiotic!! This episode will take away the mystery for good. Please direct your comments, questions and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the show.
August 20, 2020
Breath and Posture
We all want to have better posture and go to the gym or buy devices to help us with that. The missed foundational piece is the role of breathing on posture and that’s the subject of this episode. Please forward your comments, questions and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the show.
August 13, 2020
Relationship between Covid, sense of smell, Zinc and how to safeguard yourself.
Covid seems to have many faces but Zinc seems to be among all treatment approaches. Learn why that is, why some people experience a decline in their sense of taste and smell and how use this info. to safeguard yourself. Please forward your questions, comments and suggestions to and rate this episode.
August 06, 2020
How you are scammed through science
If it is not duplicated through science it is not true! Such and such claim is invalid because we can not duplicate it scientifically! This and that are true and scientifically proven! These are some of what we hear and now you can listen to the evidence showing how what we are fed as scientifically proven are filtered and biased. Don’t let “them” ruin you and stop thinking that the “agencies” there to watch out for you are doing so. Direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate the show.
July 30, 2020
How to tell what food is right for you?
If you have ever wondered how to figure out what food is the right for you, this episode is a must listen to. Atkins diet, Paleo diet, Vegetarian, Etc. are all examples if the fads and guess work that attract attention, sell books, and make money one way or another. Learn how Metabolic Typing takes away all the guesswork of what to eat. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and remember to rate and subscribe the podcast.
July 23, 2020
Reconsider stretching and going to the gym
We hear about working out and stretching as good things to do and here I am telling you otherwise. Learn why you should reconsider going to the gym and stretching. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and make sure to subscribe to the podcast.
July 16, 2020
Secret to a happy and healthy relationship: Interview with Todd Creager
What does it take to have a healthy relationship and what should one do to rescue a sinking relationship is the interview with Todd Creager in this episode.  Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to Todd Creager's Bio: Todd is a marriage and sex therapist who helps couples create loving and passionate long term relationships and helps single people find their soulmate.  He has a talent for helping people become motivated to create new patterns in their lives that lead to more satisfying relationships and experiences.  He is the author of “The Long, Hot Marriage,” a highly endorsed and regarded book for couples and the Amazon best-selling  “Love, Sex and Karaoke- 52 Ways To Ignite Your Love Life.”  Also just out are 2 new healing infidelity products: his e-book- The Little Black Book of Infidelity, and “The Infidelity Cure” a total self-help program for couples with 6 videos and a workbook to help couples heal and thrive after infidelity. He has a private practice in Huntington Beach, CA and has been helping couples and individuals for over 30 years both in person and via Skype and Zoom. He has been a guest as a relationship expert on many radio and TV shows including the FOX Morning News, KCAL 9 in LA, Playboy Radio, and was a featured therapist on the show “Unfaithful” on the Oprah Winfrey Network. He has been a keynote speaker and has done hundreds of talks at conferences, meetings of all sorts and professional trainings.  He also trains seasoned therapists as well as beginners in the field of psychotherapy. Lastly, he is a professor at the USC School of Social Work, helping graduate students learn the theory and practice of becoming professional therapists.  That also happens to be his alma mater and he received his MSW from the USC School of Social Work in 1982.
July 09, 2020
Alternative treatments for Chronic Pain
With Opioid epidemics, we can see the end result of medicine as the treatment for pain. In this episode, I interviewed Cindy Perlin, a licensed Clinical Social Worker and a chronic pain survivor. Learn how alternative treatments such as Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, EFT-like treatments and so much more can become the avenue to address the cause of the pain.  Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and don’t forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast. Guest Bio: Cindy Perlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, certified biofeedback practitioner and chronic pain survivor. She's the author of The Truth About Chronic Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for Becoming Pain Free  and the founder and CEO of the online Alternative Pain Treatment Directory. She lives and works in the Albany, NY area, where she has been helping her clients improve their health and emotional well-being for over 25 years.
July 02, 2020
The Missed Nutrition in Depression
What if instead of thinking of “brain chemistry” you thought of the “gut” chemistry? Would you still take psychiatric meds? How about Magnesium L-Threonate? Listen to this episode to see the other side of the equation.  Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and make sure to rate the podcast.
June 25, 2020
Health and Discrimination
What do you think of when you hear the word discrimination? When do we draw the line? What if it comes to surgery and medical care? In this episode, my guest Ava, a fellow podcast host, and I explore some of the sacrifices that have been made for the advancement of humanity by the very people today’s society discriminates against. As an outsider, as a by-stander, we are as guilty as the perpetrator. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and check out sextalklovetalk podcast on your favorite podcast platform and #sextalklovetalk
June 18, 2020
Pain types and what they mean
Let’s explore the different types of pain and what they may mean. Learn how doctors’ line of questioning helps them identify the source of pain. Direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and remember to rate, subscribe and share this podcast.
June 11, 2020
All to know about cooking oil and milk
With so many options and opinions being thrown at us from every direction, the episode dissects the truth about cooking oil options and milk. Let’s just say that it does not have to be complicated!! Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and remember to subscribe, share and rate the show!😉
June 04, 2020
Algae and why you should have it daily
blue-green and Green algae is nothing new but did you know that Algae is a food group by itself? In my interview with Catharine Arnston, you will learn the ins and outs about Algea. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to and learn about Catheraine’s company, energybits by visiting www. and use the discount code irvinespine for savings.
May 28, 2020
Pets and COVID
Should we be concerned about the Coronavirus and our pets? What should we look for if they can be affected? What pet owner should be more concerned? This episode is all about our pets including chickens and horses. Please direct your questions, comments and suggestions to
May 21, 2020
Sinus Infection and Pressure
Taking meds when sinus infection seems to be ordinary but what can you do if you don’t want to take medicine or you are tired of getting it over and over. This episode is about the natural alternatives as well as the preventative measures. Please direct your questions and comments to drspodcastshow@gmail .com and remember to rate, subscribe and share this podcast.
May 14, 2020
Immune boosting foods for common flu symptoms
To boost the immune system, eating certain foods is necessary. This episode explores different food remedies for common symptoms of flu. Direct your questions and comments to and make sure to rate, subscribe and share this podcast.
May 07, 2020
Government, privacy and Covid-19
There is no doubt that Covid-19 has been tragic. It has caused a drastic economical drop in the US and the whole world but who would have thought that it has single handedly led to the government and WHO to break the seal of privacy on the US citizens! In this episode you will learn the shocking behind the scene news and how our privacy has not belonged to us on many levels already
April 30, 2020
Pregnancy and Childbirth, the American style!
The most natural thing about humans is childbirth and for some reason, we, in the United States of America have managed to create so much myth, fear and lies about it. Listen to this episode to hear why so much of our procedures and routines are more damaging than you realize and what to do to correct it. Please direct all your questions and comments to
April 23, 2020
The truth about EMF
Electromagnetic Field (EMF) has been a subject of controversy for a few decades now but we hear more now than ever before. Is it really bad and if so, what is it that it’s doing that we should be concerned about? Learn how to minimize it and what ‘normal’ daily activities are you doing that you need to stop immediately. Please direct all your questions and comments to
April 16, 2020
Brain Detoxification and sleep
Brain has its own system of detoxification which is most active when sleeping. Learn the in’s and out’s of brain detoxification and the things to do to provide optimal brain function. Direct all questions and comments to and make sure to rate, share and subscribe to the podcast.
April 09, 2020
Do I need a Health Coach? Interview with Sarah Savino, LSW
In this episode, we learn the difference between a Health Coach and a Life Coach and how when struggling to make better food choices and lifestyle habits, having a Health Coach who can cater to your realistic goals and wishes increases your batting average.  Making a decision is much easier than to stay on track and a good Health coach will learn the habits, designs a path that is achievable and sets incremental gains that are rewarding.  Please direct your comments and questions to and don't forget to subscribe and rate the show. Sarah Savino can be reached at:  IG- the_fit_philanthropist
April 02, 2020
Water Fluoridation and why we need to stop it.: Interview with Paul Connett, PhD
In this episode you learn how and why we started adding Fluoride to our drinking water and how politics plays a role in looking the other way to ignore the systemic poisoning of our body and the impact it has on our health. These study is decades old with the Chinese research and as recent as this year all supporting that we are damaging our brain by having Fluoride in our water.  Please direct your questions and comments to To learn more about water fluoridation and research done on the subject, please visit
March 26, 2020
Digital Dementia: The dementia with no age boundaries
Dementia is the shrinkage of the brain essentially and while we are used to associate it to elderly, Digital Dementia has no age boundaries. Learn that that is about, why you don't hear about it and how to avoid it. Yes, we are in charge of our lives and unlike what you may think, your health is at the mercy of your decisions made today! Direct all your comments and questions to and don't forget to rate, subscribe and share this episode and thank you for listening.
March 19, 2020
Tylenol a carcinogen? No way!
Yes it shocked me to find out that Tylenol which is the common name for the drug Acetaminophenis associated with another drug named Phenacetin which was banned in 1983 for being carcinogenic--- causing cancer!! Listen to the podcast to get the scoop on this and the side effects it has. It blew my mind!! and btw, acetaminophen is also in Excedrin, Sudafed, Robitussin and Theraflu!!! Please direct your comments and questions to and don't forget to rate, subscribe and share the episode.
March 12, 2020
Fibromyalgia: What you are missing
In this episode, Dr. Ryan Shelton, ND and I explore the reason behind Fibromyalgia explained in detail, the natural treatment for it, how to identify if you have it and what life style modifications are needed to get rid of it for good. You are not doomed to have this for life! Learn what my experience with it is and what medications to absolutely AVOID which are commonly prescribed STILL!! Please direct all your questions and comments to and don’t forget to rate and subscribe to it. Dr. Ryan Shelton, ND
March 05, 2020
German New Medicine: A new way of looking at sickness and disease-interview with Dr. Alvin De Leon
German New Medicine (GNM) is based on the premise that we are Biological beings and every emotional conflict impacts us on a cellular level. With its foundation of 5 Biological Laws, GNM is able to trace the current health issues back to the areas of brain and cell level to identify the ‘type’ of emotional conflict that contributed to that specific health issue. Interestingly enough, it can ‘predict’ the potential areas of ‘impact’ as a result of current emotional conflict. It looks at health issues not as a negative thing but rather a sign of ‘healing’ from an emotional conflict that might have occurred in the past. This interview with Dr. Alvin De Leon, a practicing chiropractic physician from Canada who uses GNM in his clinical practice was rather enlightening and eye opening.  Check out GNM at Please direct all questions and comments to Dr. Alvin De Leon may be reached at: facebook/Dr. Alving DeLeon Intagram/Dr. Alvin DeLeon
February 27, 2020
What to know about Impossible Burger, Beyond Meat and fake meat
You are a Vegetarian, you are environmentally conscious, you are against animal cruelty or you just want to be a part of the fad, this episode will dissect the truth about the fake meat industry and if you should be eating any of the products. Please rate, subscribe and share this podcast and direct all of your questions and comments to
February 20, 2020
The truth about Free Range eggs
You hear about organic living but have no clue what all these labels mean. This episode dissects each label and its meaning and teaches you how to look for the scam. Direct your questions and comments to and don’t forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast
February 13, 2020
Alzheimer’s do’s and don’ts: Interview with Dr. Ryan Shelton
While you may carry Alzheimer’s genes, you are not doomed to get it later in life. Learn how to detect the subtle signs now, the nutritional aspect of Alzheimer’s and the preventative measures that should be considered. In this interview with Dr. Shelton, we uncover this rising disease thoroughly to put your mind at ease.   Please direct all your comments and questions to Don’t forget to rate, subscribe and share.  Dr Ryan Shelton, NMD
February 06, 2020
Sexual Violence and Waymakers: Interview with Sabrina Hughes
Learn how sexual violence has no boundaries and involves all walks of life. Waymakers is a no-profit organization in Orange County that helps victims of violence. In this episode you will learn how you can help stop this social “cancer”.  Don’t forget to rate and subscribe to the podcast and share it with your loved ones. Be a part of the movement! Direct your questions and comments to Waymakers Sexual Assault Victim Services: Sabrina Hughes: Prevention Coordinator 24 hr hotline: 714-957-2737 @savswaymakersoc
January 30, 2020
What to do about my Thyroid: Interview with Dr. Ryan Shelton
You are tired, have mental fogginess, seem to gain weight or simply can’t lose weight and you are now told to have hypothyroid or Hashimoto’s. Do you really? What does that mean? What are these Thyroid hormones T3, T4, TSH, etc. and what do they mean? Now what? On this episode, Dr. Ryan Shelton, NMD is interviewed to see what the take on Functional Medicine on Thyroid malfunction is.  Direct your questions and comments to Dr Ryan Shelton, ND www.zenith
January 23, 2020
Why Depression?
Learn how more than likely you are adding to your depression by taking anti-depression meds. Understand how the brain chemical imbalance is a theory and research shows how this THEORY started. Direct comments and questions to and learn about EFT at
January 16, 2020
Why we get pain and how to emotionally and nutritionally control it
Why do we have pain and what does it serve? Learn how emotions play a role in how we perceive pain. Learn how to control its presence and intensity. Learn how to control it wit nutrition.
January 09, 2020
The truth about Addiction: Interview with Dr. Adi Jaffe
There is so much stigma attached to addiction. Learn how addiction goes beyond the well known substance addiction and why one seeks addiction. Learn how to treat addictive behavior and where the current treatment fails. Direct your questions and comments to
January 02, 2020
Secrets about Sleep
Learn about Sleep and how the perception of insomnia or deep sleep can be confusing. Direct all questions to
December 27, 2019
LGBTQ: Life challenges for the community and those outside the community
Is being a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and/or Queer person a decision? What are the challenges of this community? What are the challenges of those outside the community with the community’s wishes? Learn about the new pronouns that are not a part of our language, learn what is a derogatory term and what is okay to say and learn what we can do to help each other out.  Direct all questions and comments to Dannie Cesena: center
December 19, 2019
How to starve CANCER with the right diet: Interview with Dominic D’Agostino, PhD
Learn  how we can nourish ourselves while starving cancer cells and how there  is a right diet for most diseases. In this interview, Dr. D’Agostino  explains how diet plays a huge role and the is the go  to resource if you are interested in one specific disease and the right  diet for it . Direct all questions and comments to:
December 16, 2019
Why pain returns despite Physical Therapy and Chiropractic (Functional Movement)
All babies regardless of gender, nationality, religion, socio-economic level, etc. move the same way at each stage of their developmental movement. That’s because we are all born with the same inherit “apps” when it comes to movement. Just like your cellphone that comes with apps you can’t delete, these “movement” apps are a part of you. Developmental Kinesiology is accessing and re-walking those exact tracks of movement development that we were all meant to not just access as infants but our lives. Learn what they are and why we lost accessing them. Direct your questions to
December 12, 2019
Postural Neurology and its role on chronic pain
Learn how our brain has many functions and TWO GOALS. Using those two goals, I explore how it reconfigures its maps of doing certain tasks to accommodate your wants and how this “love” to fulfil your “wish” can lead to chronic aches and pains as well as a postural decline. Learn how to use Postural Neurology to put an end to chronic musculoskeletal pains.
November 28, 2019
How to save money on healthcare: Interview with Johnny Tsai, MD on Direct Primary Care
Learn how a Growing number of Primary Care physicians are fed up with the “sick care” system that we have and practice medicine the way it was initially intended-caring for patients to get them well. Dr Tsai explores why DPC started, how it works and how to be a part of this big movement. Learn how many of your medicines that break the bank can be purchased for $ 2-3 and how most expensive medicines can be provided at a fraction of the cost with super inexpensive DPC membership fees. Dr Tsai can be reached at
November 21, 2019
How your blood work up can be deceiving
Your blood work up range is not the same throughout the country nor the same from a lab to a lab. In this episode you will learn how to read the report correctly.
November 14, 2019
What inspired this podcast?
Why is it important to not stay quiet and be a bystander. This episode explains it all. No BS and no non-sense. ****Correction: United States- and NOT New Zealand- is the one with the most consumption of pharmaceutical drugs.
November 07, 2019