What sounds better to you: waiting until you get sick, visiting your doctor and trying to manage the disease, or taking a proactive approach and optimizing your health, to try to prevent the disease from ever taking hold?
Dr.Sam van Eeden, a functional medicine practitioner, speaks about his approach to preventing and managing the illnesses and metabolic diseases that have become so prevalent in modern society, like heart disease, high cholesterol and diabetes, his views on the issues with the current healthcare system, and explains what functional medicine actually involves, as a concept and a practical treatment format, touching on the importance of considerations like proper nutrition and lifestyle, and treatments like IV vitamin therapy.
3.03 - How is functional medicine sometimes interpreted?
4.14 - Functional medicine is science and evidence based practice.
6.10 - Functional Medicine is a study of external factors and the ability of the body to adapt to those factors.
15.10 The World Health Organization did a study about the link between statins and a reduction in cardiac surgery, but this is not entirely relevant any more.
17.00 - It's not no longer accepted that statins decrease heart disease.
17.47 - Does Dr.Sam think people are being kept sick for profit?
18.48 - Insurance companies are happy to pay for disease management but not for disease prevention.
20.28 - Dr.Sam illustrates the problem with modern healthcare using a Bell Curve.
22.45 - The individual has to make the call about their own health.
27.40 - Cannabis is a good example of change affected from the bottom up.
28.10 - In Canada a doctor can prescribe cannabis as part of a supervised treatment protocol.
35.30 - Health screens generally test for current issues, not future ones.
37.20 - The absence of disease does not indicate the presence of health.
37.50 - Are men and women both tested the same?
40.12 - Are men or women better at making moves and decisions regarding their own health?
45.10 - People are revolting against chemicals and drugs.
48.00 - We know statins don't change the requirements for cardiac surgery, but the current medical guidelines have not changed to reflect this.
49.20 - Cholesterol is like a firetruck responding to a fire, statins stop the firetruck but not the fire. Inflammation is the fire, in the endothelial cells.
51.00 - It's not just about the LDL levels tested, it's more about the levels of inflammation in the blood vessel cells.
56.00 - It's about reducing systemic inflammation in the body.
57.10 - Taking statins can prevent further plaques from forming, but there's no evidence to suggest it helps plaques already formed.
58.05 - Things like Lecithin, Phosphatidylcholine etc can reduce these plaques.
1.00.12 - There is no link between dietary cholesterol and blood cholesterol levels.
1.07.00 - The fast food industry in the UK has grown by 56% over the last 3 years.
1.15.30 - What are IV bars and how do they differ from functional medicine clinics?
1.17.30 - the body is very good at identifying the nutrients it needs through craving and hunger.
1.25.10 - High dose IV vitamin therapy introduces huge amounts of electrons to stabilize free radicals.
1.29.40 - It's up to the individual to investigate the options for their own health.
1.31.00 - IV Therapy bypasses the gastrointestinal system.
1.34.00 - It's important to do IV therapy in the context of a guided and tested approach to get maximum benefit.
Check out our previous podcast about Taking Control of Your Health and Wellness with Eoin Lacey
Eoin Lacey, expert in Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, Health and Wellness from the Irish Strength Institute, has built a career around helping people achieve their health and fitness goals, from the average person seeking weight loss, to the elite and Olympic level athlete chasing world records.
Today Eoin speaks with Dan about the importance of taking an individualised approach to your health, setting proper goals and plans, and the steps you can take to regain control of your own body and make the improvements you have been yearning for in your own life, even if the aim is just to simply feel good.
0.35 - Eoin Lacey describes his own background, and how he started out his career in commercial gyms.
3.30 - Eoin set up the Irish Strength Institute with John Connor.
5.05 - In government departments, you are very restricted in terms of courses you can study or develop.
7.58 - The GTI principle applied by Eoin, what is the objective of the training?
9.20 - Be specific about whatever it is you want to do or achieve.
10.40 - Get advice on training before starting, don't think you can simply show up and start training with no advice or experience.
15.10 - Treadmills force you into extension and do not mimic a normal running pattern, and can actually hamper performance.
17.00 - You don't want all show no go, you want to apply the training to the activity.
18.30 - If you're not testing when it comes to training, then you're guessing.
19.25 - If you are calorie deficient on a diet, then you will definitely be low in micronutrients.
21.10 - The thyroid gland is affected by cutting calories.
22.05 - On the standard American diet it takes 5 years to recover the nutrients lost during pregnancy.
24.55 - Dr.Joel Evans has a book called Dead Execs Don't Get Bonuses.
25.06 - The absence of disease doesn't mean the presence of health.
31.00 - It is always important to give a client what they want as a motivational factor.
32.41 - Dan calls these treatments a 'break in the clouds' which can help people get over the hump or obstacles to change.
33.00 - Some people respond well to crash diets, it provides a form of motivation when they see results.
33.28 - Most people don't realize what it is to actually be healthy or feel good.
34.00 - You are 100% responsible for where you are in life.
34.34 - The things and people you surround yourself with in life have a direct effect on you and your health.
38.16 - Eoin failed with clients, and that motivated him to learn more and develop successful techniques to help people.
39.05 - Is your health your priority? You have to make time to take care of yourself.
39.38 - A lot of trainers just give general advice to cover themselves.
40.40 - You cannot be a generalist with health, you have to be specific.
41.50 - Corporate Health Medical with ISI gives you useful information.
43.25 - Polypharmacy is rife, taking many medications generally causes a bunch of other side effects.
50.20 - Eoin discusses the importance of sleep, and how approaching sleep has to be so individualized.
51.45 - The body does 2 things while you are asleep: detoxifies and regenerates.
54.15 - CPAP machines are given to people to address sleep problems, but there is no coaching or follow up provided.
55.15 - Eoin discusses mouth taping to help train people to breathe through the nose.
55.58 - The Oxygen Advantage provides good information for nasal cleansing techniques.
57.00 - Eoin gives seminars and talks for industry professionals on health, wellness, fitness etc.
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NAD therapy has been hailed as a 'miracle treatment' in the world of anti-ageing, biohacking, longevity, health and wellness in recent years. NAD stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, and this molecule exists in every cell in the body.
NAD IV therapy involves supplementing NA intravenously, and is used to combat chronic fatigue, increase energy and performance, improve general health and wellness and many other applications. John Gillen and Tom Ingoglia, two men with lots of experience in the world of NAD, join the podcast to discuss the many health benefits of using this little molecule.
0.35 - What is the function of NAD? It is important for energy production in the body, and acts on sirtuins, a set of enzymes that control genetic pathways for ageing.
1.00 - NAD levels decrease with age.
1.48 - Fasting and exercise can increase Nad levels.
3.45 - NAD stands for Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, and this exists in all cells in the body.
4.05 - NAD is important for energy production and brain function.
4.35 - Tom Ingoglia got involved with NAD because of a personal illness, and was experiencing chronic fatigue and brain fog among other symptoms. He spoke about this in detail on the Ben Greenfield podcast.
7.50 - NAD treatment is usually performed via IV (intravenous) therapy, and protocols can take anywhere from a couple of hours to a few days.
12.00 - Where does NAD fit in with functional medicine?
18.20 - Many people worry about the side effects of new treatments, what side effects are associated with NAD?
21.30 - NAD is a form of B3 Niacin.
22.25 - What are the natural ways you can boost your NAD levels?
23.14 - Fasting, stretching, decreasing alcohol, better sleep, resveratrol, vitamin B3, Niacin, Nicotinamide Ribicide, NMN are all ways of increasing NAD levels.
24.10 - As you age your levels of NAD gradually decline, and this is thought to be due to the increase in a compound called CD38.
24.35 - NAD levels are at their highest when you are born, by the age of 20 they can decrease to about 50%, by 40 they can be down to about 25%.
30.48 - Is NAD recommended for general health optimization if you are not sick?
32.25 - There is a worldwide intellectual deficit when it comes to NAD.
33.28 - Tom explains the history of NAD and Joseph Goldberger and the connection with Pellagra.
36.45 - Why is there a push-back against these types of treatment? It's similar to cannabis, the intellectual property cannot be owned by big pharma, so it's hushed.
40.50 - Anti-ageing is becoming the main application for NAD therapy.
42.00 - There is an increased interest from the sporting community in NAD.
44.05 - Is NAD a performance enhancing drug?
46.55 - NAD therapy is different than IV Vitamin Therapy.
48.30 - NMN is coming out as a product designed to boost NAD.
1.00.25 - Common complaints seen in clients attending NAD Treatment Centre in San Diego are addiction, depression, anxiety, chronic disease, anti-ageing.
1.04.35 - It's better to have many tests done to get a bigger picture view of overall health, rather than just a simple blood test.
Check out our previous podcast about Hair loss
About 50% of men and women are going to experience some form of hair loss by the time they hit 50. That means that either you, or someone you know, is going through this process right now.
A lot of the common questions we hear are: why am I losing my hair, is there anything I can do that actually works, and who can you can I talk to to if this is something that’s upsetting me?
During this podcast we discuss with Dr.Sam, who is a highly qualified and experienced hair restoration surgeon, the facts and myths surrounding hair loss, and find out what are the very best treatments and techniques available today to manage hair loss.
0.40 - Hair Loss is a chronic medical conditions, and as such it is treatable.
2.20 - The difference between gene-protected and non-gene-protected hair.
4.00 - Dr.Sam explains hair loss patterns, how this is influenced by genetics, and the role of DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) in hair loss.
5.40 - How the miniaturisation process of hair follicles works.
9.11 - When a hair falls out, is the hair follicle actually dead?
13.03 - We discuss the medications for hair loss, Finasteride and Dutasteride.
15.50 - Discussing the potential side effects and worries surrounding Dutasteride and Finasteride.
25.30 - What are the downfalls of breaking tablets for consumption, do we get the full effect? Do they work?
33.29 - Dr.Sam explains some of the different types of hair loss.
39.09 - What are the steps you can take when you are experiencing hair loss?
42.45 - In a nutshell, what treatments are relevant to you personally?
48.44 - Dan explains that knowledge and education when it comes to hair loss is so important. PRP is a bit of a modern buzzword, and if your hair loss doesn't bother you, that's OK too!
51.31 - Hair loss can be viewed like diabetes, it's not a quick fix, and requires ongoing management.
54.50 - There is nothing inherently wrong or shameful about hair loss, it's normal, it's not vanity, and it can contribute to significant confidence issues.
56.30 - We are observing some social changes in mindset when it comes to these types of treatments.
59.20 - There can be many psychological effects attached to hair loss.
1.0.54 - We discuss the observation that many clients are very private about the treatments and don't want anyone to know.
1.02.47 - Hair loss can often become a burden, and a distraction from other things in life, and people often experience hurtful comments from the opposite sex.
1.06.19 - Many clients tell us when they return for a follow up that they have actually forgotten about their hair issues, which is exactly the point.
1.08.05 - Dr.Sam discusses his own hair loss story.
1.11.47 - Hair loss touches many lives, roughly 50% of the population will experience hair loss at some stage in life.
1.13.19 - We need more honesty in the industry, and less people praying on desperate clients.
Check out our previous podcast about Stem Cells with Dr.Ali Ghanem.
Stem cells are specialized cells which develop into all the structures and tissues that make us up as human beings. Many modern regenerative treatments harness the power of these cells to help with injury, illness, aesthetic issues, medical concerns and more, but the use of stem cells in medicine is often a controversial one.
Regenerative medicine expert, Dr.Ali Ghanem, pulls back the curtain on stem cells, explains how they actually work, and how they should be adopted into modern medicine, alongside more traditional treatments, to achieve incredible results for us as patients and wellness clients. He also cautions against the many pitfalls we can face when considering these types of treatments.
0.25 - Dr.Ali describes his own background and the origin of stem cells.
3.18 - The limitations of plastic surgery when it came to tissue repair and regeneration.
3.55 - How water salamanders can completely regenerate tissue after injury, and how this inspired more research into regenerative medicine.
5.05 - Dr.Sam's story has numerous similarities to Dr.Ali's story.
7.10 - Dr.Sam describes seeing incredible regeneration of skin on burn wound victims after gas explosions.
7.40 - Aesthetic medicine can be described as "controlled injury".
8.50 - Dr.Ali was very interested in cleft palates, deformities, and the stigma that is attached to scarring.
12.58 - We explore why there is resistance in the medical field and in the public to regenerative medicine.
17.45 - A contributing factor to some resistance was a Korean scientist who's research was discredited after it was shown that some of the data was falsified.
19.45 - Who is doing these types of treatments using stem cells?
24.10 - Many unqualified people are taking advantage of the grey areas in the legislation surrounding regenerative medicine.
25.27 - Regenerative medicine is being called 'stem cell treatments' by many, but if people knew the difference they might select their practitioner/clinic a bit more carefully.
28.08 - In 1982, embryonic stem cells were actually thought to be cancer cells!
28.59 - Dr.Ali explains that we ourselves were once totipotent stem cells.
30.22 - During early development, as we grow from 4 - 8 cells, we lose the ability to be totipotent.
31.20 - Cells change from totipotent cells to multipotent and pluripotent cells.
33.20 - Selectively isolating tissue and administering it properly is what regenerative medicine is when done correctly.
35.43 - There is huge importance to having specific training and understanding the finer details when performing a regenerative treatment.
37.53 - It is not ethical to tell a client that you are giving them a "stem cell therapy".
38.33 - Dr.Ali distinguishes between research based stem cell medicine and standard regenerative treatments.
39.34 - The best terminology to use in this field is "regenerative cells".
42.55 - There are stem cell banks where specific research and cell isolation is possible, but that is different from regenerative medicine.
44.28 - It is illegal to falsely claim or advertise a specific stem cell clinic.
46.00 - Regenerative medicine is going to expand.
46.44 - As a consumer, should you be wary of clinics claiming 'stem cell treatments'?
Check us out at: https://humanregenerationproject.com/stem-cells
What is wellness? Is it an airy fairy term used to describe something we can’t see, or does it have a base in measurable medicine, with real outcomes? How does regenerative medicine fit into this picture, and how Can this modern and functional approach to health benefit you?
Dan and Dr.Sam van Eeden discuss the growth of regenerative medicine, and the use of real science in the quest for wellness and feeling good.
0.33 – Dr.Sam van Eeden’s journey into Regenerative Medicine – how did it all start?
2.04 – Seeing how burn wound victims recovered from traumatic injury with amazing recovery inspired Dr.Sam.
2.57 – How is regenerative medicine different from a more traditional approach to medicine?
4.38 – Dr.Sam’s Medical Research degree taught him how to question things more.
5.45 – How snake bite victims recovered from other illnesses using the regenerative capabilities of the body.
11.25 – What is the point of regenerative medicine?
14.00 – Doctors who are using regenerative medicine are pioneers in the medical field.
14.52 – Being too comfortable sticking to the same old treatments kills progression in the field.
20.57 – Dan’s background and how he became involved with regenerative medicine from a physiotherapy standpoint.
22.45 – Medicine has lost the personal touch in many cases.
25.00 – The guys discuss wellness and what that actually means.
29.09 – The link between your wellness, neuroscience and the ability of the power of your mind to actually affect your medical health.
37.43 – Combining science and medicine with actually feeling good, not just ‘getting better’.
43.47 – Why shouldn’t a beautician do a filler?
53.55 – What does Dr.Sam get from regenerative medicine, why does he do it?
Check us out at: https://humanregenerationproject.com/wellness
November 30, 2018
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