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Medicine Explained Podcast: The Future is Healthy

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24: How to get rid of body toxins, what’s in our water supply, & why we need to take our shoes off at the door. | Dr. Heather Sandison

Medicine Explained Podcast: The Future is Healthy

24: How to get rid of body toxins, what’s in our water supply, & why we need to take our shoes off at the door. | Dr. Heather Sandison

Medicine Explained Podcast: The Future is Healthy

30: Getting to the root of chronic illness, the future of functional medicine, & healing in communities. | James Maskell
James Maskell is the creator of Functional Forum, the world's largest integrative medicine conference. He is passionate about accelerating medical evolution towards more effective chronic disease care focused on prevention and reversal. He lectures internationally, has been featured on TEDMED, HuffPost Live, TEDx, and more. He has also authored The Evolution of Medicine andThe Community Cure. In todays conversation we talk about the social determinants of health and how to use communities to heal. James explains what functional medicine is and how he sees it as the future of healthcare. We talk about the root cause of chronic illness and much much more. This was an interesting conversation and we hope you'll enjoy it! Now on to the podcast.
June 18, 2021
29: Subscribing to your local farmer, why apples in grocery stores were picked 13 months ago, and how eating locally grown food is better for your health. | Rob Reiner
Rob Reiner is the Founder and CEO of CropSwap he has been designing mobile and web app startups for the past 11 years. He saw a need to make locally-grown , healthy food readily available to consumers. In 2017, he created an app to cater to this market, and launched CropSwap. Crop swap is a farm to phone marketplace that connects consumers and businesses with local selections from sustainable farmers.
June 9, 2021
28: Treating mental illness with technology, how therapy can change brain structure, and women's mental health. | Dr. Sofia Noori, MD.
Dr. Sofia Noori is the first Chief Resident of Digital Psychiatry at the Yale Department of Psychiatry. She is a founding member of the Center for Digital Psychiatry at the Connecticut Mental Health Center, which aims to integrate digital health in the care of patients with serious mental illness. She also served as the curriculum lead for Innovation to Impact, a NIDA-funded substance use entrepreneurship program. Aside from her digital health endeavors, Dr. Noori is the co-founder of the Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale, the first academic and trainee-led conference on women’s mental health in the United States.
May 31, 2021
27: The truth about fake meat, why meat is so nutritious, & why biodiversity in farming is essential. | Diana Rogers
Diana Rodgers, RD, LDN is a “real food” Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She runs an active nutrition practice where she helps people with weight, metabolic, and intestinal issues recover their health through diet and lifestyle. She’s also an author, host of The Sustainable Dish Podcast. She speaks at universities and conferences internationally about nutrition and sustainability, social justice, animal welfare and food policy issues. She’s also co authored and created the film project both titled Sacred Cow which explore the important role of animals in our food system.
May 24, 2021
26: Why your zip code matters more than your genetic code, the healing nature of community, and integrative health inequality. | Dr. Sharad Kohli
Dr. Sharad Kohli has dedicated his career to working with people who have been historically underserved and to advancing health justice. He is a family physician at People’s Community Clinic, an FQHC in Austin, and is strongly committed to looking upstream at factors that influence health. He has helped develop an interprofessional pain management program integrating numerous services including behavioral health, acupuncture, yoga therapy, nutrition, substance use services, a medical-legal partnership, group medical visits and more. Dr. Kohli is also intimately involved in the growth and development of the national nonprofit Integrative Medicine for the Underserved, a multidisciplinary organization committed to affordable, accessible integrative health for all. He co-founded its annual conference.
May 15, 2021
25: Leaky gut and SIBO explained. How to treat bloating, why we eat more if we’re tired, and our innate ability to heal ourselves. | Erin Holt
Erin Holt is a board-certified integrative and functional nutritionist. She is a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, a former chronic dieter, and an autoimmune ally. She helps women re-energize and find real health without restriction. She blends science, experience, and humor for a personalized approach to nutrition counseling and holistic health. She’s not here to tell you what to do, she allows YOU to be an active participant in your health plan. She is a researcher at heart and is enrolled in different classes, always learning and staying on top of current research. Some of the classes and certifications include being a holistic health coach, a registered yoga teacher, a spiritual coach, has taken multiple programs at the Kharrazian Institute, and MUCH more! She also founded and hosts the Funk’tional nutrition podcast with over 1 million downloads.
May 6, 2021
24: How to get rid of body toxins, what’s in our water supply, & why we need to take our shoes off at the door. | Dr. Heather Sandison
Dr. Heather Sandison is the founder and medical director of North County Natural Medicine, San Diego's premier brain optimization clinic, and the founder of Marama. Dr. Sandison specializes in neurocognitive medicine and neurohacking. She has been trained to specifically address imbalances that affect the brain including Autism, ADD/ADHD, depression, anxiety and Alzheimer’s. She has trained with Dr. Dale Bredesen MD, Dr. Neil Nathan, MD, in addition to regularly attending and speaking at integrative medicine conferences throughout the year. In today's conversation Dr. Sandison shares her 5 pillars of healing. We go into depth about toxins and how many we are exposed to in our day to day lives without even knowing. And these toxin exposures can lead to many health problems from fatigue to weight gain and more. She shares some of the surprising places toxins are coming from as well as her approach to detoxing her patients. Throughout the conversation she shares actionable tips for us and you all to do at home to not only avoid and get rid of toxins, but other free health tips to do in the comfort of our own home! We learned a lot from this conversation and we hope you do too! TikTok @MedicineExplained, Instagram @Medicine.Explained,
April 21, 2021
23: The truth about sugar, why we get hangry, and how to read a nutrition label. | Dr. Jeanne Rosner, MD.
Jeanne Rosner is a medical doctor with a passion for teaching about better health, wellness and nutrition. For the past ten years she has been a nutrition educator at local middle and high schools in the Bay area. She teaches middle school and high school students the importance of eating food closest to the source, making good food choices and eating in a balanced and moderate way. In 2011, Jeanne was involved in researching a list of nearly 80 “unacceptable ingredients” for the company Revolution Foods. This project opened her eyes to some of the dangers in our food supply. Revolution Foods feeds over one million freshly prepared, healthy meals per week to students across the country through their school lunch program. Their emphasis on eating food that is more whole and “real” and less processed is Jeanne's main message too. Contact us @
April 14, 2021
22: Using Virtual Reality as a cyberdelic to treat anxiety, pain, PTSD, & more. And how VR affects our brains. | Dr. Brennan Spiegel, MD.
Dr. Brennan Spiegel, MD, is Director of Health Services Research for Cedars-Sinai Health System. He directs the Cedars-Sinai Center for Outcomes Research and Education (CS-CORE), a multidisciplinary team that investigates how digital health technologies – including wearable biosensors, smartphone applications, virtual reality and social media – can strengthen the patient-doctor bond, improve outcomes and save money. Dr. Spiegel has published more than 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is listed in the 2016 Onalytica "Top 100 Influencer" lists for digital health (No. 13) and virtual reality (No. 14). He also authored VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine, which was named one of the 8 best science books of 2020 by Wired Magazine. Beyond his focus on digital health innovations, Spiegel conducts psychometric, health-economic, epidemiologic and qualitative research across a wide range of healthcare topics. VRx: How Virtual Therapeutics Will Revolutionize Medicine: Inquiries:
April 6, 2021
21: Future proofing your immune system - nutrition, stress, allergies, and more. | Dr. Jenna Macciochi, PhD.
Dr Jenna Macciochi has over 20 years' experience as an immunologist researching the impact of diet and lifestyle on the immune system. Based in Brighton, Jenna is a lecturer at Sussex University and a qualified fitness instructor. She is a mother of 5 year old twins and a keen home cook, creating recipes inspired by her farm-to-table Scottish roots and capturing her Italian heritage. With a concerning growth towards generic, oversimplified health recommendations. Coupled with the guilt from trying, and failing, to achieve perfect health, she is on a mission to unravel the science around immunity and decodes exactly what it takes to be well in the modern day.  She explores how we can no longer ignore the fact that our fast-paced, over-consuming, unrelenting lives are slowly eroding our delicate immune defences. Offering simple, clear and educated advice, debunking popular myths along the way, Jenna looks at nutrition, exercise, sleep and even mental health play into your immunity and long-term health.
April 2, 2021
20: Making the perfect meal prep, recovering from an eating disorder, and teaching nutrition to millions. | Amanda Rocchio (MeowMeix)
Amanda Rocchio is a meal prep maven, nutrition guru, and social media influencer living in Orange County, California. After struggling with an eating disorder in high school, she realized that being healthy was about fueling your body with the right foods, not about starving yourself. From that point onward, she started educating herself on all things nutrition and began crafting her innovative meal prep techniques. Today, Amanda inspires more than 1.5 Million followers every day with her simple recipes, words of encouragement, and hacks for maintaining a healthy diet.
March 22, 2021
19: How to prevent and reverse Alzheimer’s, and daily activities to optimize brain health. | Dr. Dale Bredesen, MD.
An internationally recognized expert in the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, Dr. Dale Bredesen’s career has been guided by a simple idea: that Alzheimer’s as we know it is not just preventable, but reversible and his research led to the discoveries that today underlie the ReCODE Report. Dr. Bredesen earned his MD from Duke University Medical Center and served as Chief Resident in Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), before joining Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner’s laboratory at UCSF as an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA, and the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Bredesen also directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute before joining the Buck Institute in 1998 as founding President and CEO. Dr. Bredesen’s research explores previously uncharted territory in explaining the physical mechanism behind the erosion of memory seen in Alzheimer’s disease, and has opened the door to new approaches to treatment. This work has led to the identification of several new therapeutic processes that are showing remarkable early results. Dr. Bredesen is a prodigious innovator in medicine, with over thirty patents to his name. Notably, he put much of his findings and research into the 2017 New York Times‘ Best-Seller, The End of Alzheimer’s. He has also authored The End of Alzheimer’s Programme.
March 15, 2021
The side effects of birth control. (CLIPS)
Listen to episode #14 to hear the full conversation.  Dr. Jolene Brighten ( is a prominent leader in women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome — studying the effects of hormonal birth control on female health. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. Dr. Brighten is also part of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, and ABC News. Her book Beyond The Pill is informative, enlightening and HIGHLY recommended! Learn more at and on Instagram @DrJoleneBrighten
March 8, 2021
18: Beating depression and anxiety with food, according to a Columbia Psychiatrist. | Dr. Drew Ramsey, MD.
Drew Ramsey, M.D. is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is a clear voice in the mental health conversation and one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using nutritional interventions. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.  He founded the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, offering treatment and consultation for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns. His media work includes three recent TEDx talks, a video series with Big Think, and the BBC documentary Food on the Brain. His work and writing have been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post,, Prevention, Lancet Psychiatry, and NPR, which named him a “kale evangelist.” He is the author of three books, most recently the award-winning cookbook Eat Complete: The 21 Nutrients that Fuel Brain Power, Boost Weight Loss and Transform Your Health (HarperWave 2016). Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Drew Ramsey's new book, Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety, found here: Follow us @MedicineExplained on TikTok, @Medicine.Explained on IG. For inquiries:
March 5, 2021
17: What is the best diet? Paleo vs vegan, food as medicine, and why we should eat weird foods. | Dr. Mark Hyman, MD.
Dr. Mark Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. He is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, a thirteen-time New York Times best-selling author, and Board President for Clinical Affairs for The Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the host of one of the leading health podcasts, The Doctor’s Farmacy. Dr. Hyman is a regular medical contributor to several television shows and networks, including CBS This Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The View, and CNN. He is also an advisor and guest co-host on The Dr. Oz Show. Purchase The Pegan Diet here: Follow us @MedicineExplained on TikTok, @Medicine.Explained on IG.  For inquiries:
February 26, 2021
16: Human health is planetary health and why lifestyle can fix both. | Dr. Sam Manger, MD.
Dr Sam Manger, who is a General Practitioner and Family Physician, President of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, Australian representative for the Lifestyle Medicine Global Alliance, founder of “The GP Show” podcast, and Medical Educator with James Cook University (JCU) and Generalist Medical Training (GMT). His passion for health has evolved into reflecting on how to change individual and social behavior to lead to a more healthy, sustainable and ethical culture. 
February 24, 2021
15: Being the voice of GenZ mental health and using TikTok fame to be vulnerable about depression & anxiety. | Zach Dereniowski (@MDmotivator)
Zachery Dereniowski known on Instagram and tiktok as @mdmotivator. He’s studying Medicine at The University of Sydney. Not only is he a brilliant doctor to be, he’s gained an extremely large platform on Instagram and TikTok having started with guiding med students to focusing on mental illness. Zachery often advocates for those with depression, anxiety and related life struggles to not only speak up but assures his community that life does go on beyond any mental anguish. Zachery shares his story with us, which you will hear him tell at the beginning of the episode and how he channeled it to becoming the success he is today. Zachery believes it’s about giving mental health a voice and letting people be heard – this past year has been a really tough year for people with mental health issues. Today, Zachery has become one of TikTok’s top mental health advocates, with over 1.2 million followers. He is changing lives daily with his content. He is also a co-founder of the mental health movement. Zachery believes life is about the impact it leaves on bettering the lives of others. And he wants to use his personal experiences to do just that. His formula is “vulnerability = relatability = empowerment.” Zach truly embodies “motivation” and we’re lucky to call him our friend.
February 16, 2021
14: The truth about birth control. | Dr. Jolene Brighten
Dr. Jolene Brighten ( is a prominent leader in women’s medicine and the emerging science of Post-Birth Control Syndrome — studying the effects of hormonal birth control on female health. A fierce patient advocate and completely dedicated to uncovering the root cause of hormonal imbalances, Dr. Brighten empowers women worldwide to take control of their health and their hormones. She is an international speaker, clinical educator, medical advisor within the tech community, and considered a leading authority on women’s health. Dr. Brighten is also part of the MindBodyGreen Collective and a faculty member for the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine. Her work has been featured in the New York Post, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post, Bustle, The Guardian, and ABC News. Her book Beyond The Pill is informative, enlightening and HIGHLY recommended! Learn more at and on Instagram @DrJoleneBrighten
February 8, 2021
13: A Columbia doctor on meditation, acupuncture, & gratitude. | Dr. Pooja Amy Shah
Dr. Pooja Amy Shah is a dual board certified physician in Integrative Medicine + Family Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor at Columbia University Medical Center, Director of Integrative Medicine and Director of Musculoskeletal Education at the Center for Family and Community Medicine. Dr. Shah teaches Eastern mind-body practices. She has a unique and diverse toolbox to heal her patients including medical acupuncture, herbs, meditation, and yoga. Dr. Shah has received many awards including the Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center Staff Choice Attending Physician of the Year Award, and a 3x Weil Grant recipient. Dr. Shah has an extensive resume, so we’ve only touched on some of the certifications, experiences, awards, and recognition she has received!
January 29, 2021
12: Is organic food actually worth it? How regenerative agriculture can heal our bodies and our planet. | Jeff Tkach
Jeff Tkach serves as the Chief Impact Officer for the Rodale Institute. He is responsible for expanding Rodale Institute’s global influence in healing people and the planet by unlocking the transformational power of regenerative organic agriculture. As Chief Impact Officer, Jeff leads the development and execution of the Institute’s core strategies, overseeing opportunities for partnership and co-investment that drive positive outcomes for Rodale’s philanthropic and programmatic initiatives. For 70 years, Rodale Institute has been leading game-changing research, expertly training farmers, and educating the community to help heal broken agricultural systems. Together, we can transform not only the way we farm, but what and how we eat. We can harness the power of regenerative organic agriculture to secure the future health of the planet and transform lives.
January 22, 2021
11: Yes, you can fix your brain with food. A professor of nutritional psychiatry explains how. | Dr. Felice Jacka, PhD.
Professor Felice Jacka is Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University and an international leader in the transformative field of Nutritional Psychiatry research. She is also founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and immediate past president of the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders. She has been responsible for the development of a highly innovative field of research establishing diet and nutrition as of importance to common mental disorders. These include the first studies to document a role for diet in adolescent depression, the first study to identify both maternal and early life nutrition as important predictors of children’s mental health, and the first trial to show that dietary improvement can address depression. The results of the studies she has conducted have been highly influential Professor Jacka’s current research focuses closely on the links between diet, gut health, and mental and brain health. Professor Jacka has published >160 peer-reviewed scientific papers, the majority in high-impact journals in the mental health field including the American Journal of Psychiatry, BMC Medicine and Lancet Psychiatry. She is listed in the top ten most highly-cited researchers in mood disorders in Australia (Scopus). She has written a book for the lay public called ‘Brain Changer’, which we HIGHLY recommend. She is also passionate about prompting changes by policy-makers to improve the global food environment.
January 15, 2021
10: Wellness starts in kitchen. | Dr. Margaret Adamek, PhD
Dr. Margaret Adamek received her PhD from the University of Minnesota. She is an expert in Adult Learning Theory, Community-Based Knowledge Systems, Philosophy of Consciousness, and Methodological Development for Consciousness Research. She blends her skills as an organizer, network weaver, adult learning expert, capacity builder, social change movement designer, strategic communicator, and facilitator to equip and empower diverse communities to thrive. Nationally recognized for her unique, impact-oriented approach to helping people and partnerships create healthy communities, Maggi provides clients with clear, strategic counsel and comprehensive, creative support as they execute initiatives designed to benefit the public good. Maggi serves on the American Swedish Institute’s Board of Directors and is a former Bush Foundation Leadership Fellow.
January 7, 2021
9: Here's how you make your New Year’s Resolutions stick from a Yale Psychologist. | Dr. Marney White, PhD
Dr. Marney A. White, PhD, MS, is a clinical psychologist, specializing in eating and weight disorders. In addition to her appointment as Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Yale School of Public Health, she holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry (Yale School of Medicine). Dr. White has provided clinical training and supervision for graduate and postdoctoral trainees at Yale University, where she is a faculty member in the departments of psychiatry and public health. She has written more than 150 scientific journal articles and book chapters on eating disorders and weight problems, and has conducted eating disorders treatment studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. Current projects include curriculum-based interventions to improve student mental health on college campuses. Professor White's innovative "Self Care" course, Health Behavior Change: From evidence to action, is now publicly available through Coursera.
December 31, 2020
8: A world famous Harvard scientist and Instagram influencer talks women's health. | Dr. Daisy Robinton, PhD
Dr. Daisy Robinton challenges the assumptions we hold about the world and about ourselves. Her work as a molecular biologist, writer, public speaker, and lifestyle and fitness model, all contribute to the unique lens with which she examines the intersection of science and culture. Robinton completed her PhD in Human Biology and Translational Medicine at Harvard University in 2016 and landed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2017 for her scientific discoveries. Her writing has been published in periodicals such as Nature, Developmental Cell, Vanity Fair and NEO.LIFE. Working with brands like Neutrogena, lululemon, Powerade and Reformation, Dr. Robinton has traveled all over the world for her work in marketing campaigns and in developing the next generation of consumer products informed by biotechnology. Her passion for the effective translation of science has fueled her years of teaching, speaking, and consulting on numerous projects in the US and abroad. She is currently working as a Scientist in Residence developing novel preclinical programs and therapeutic strategies targeting women's health, menopause, and human healthspan. Instagram: @daisy_robinton Twitter: @DaisyRobinton
December 21, 2020
7: How 5 minutes of nature can change your life and improve your health. | Dr. Stacy Stryer, MD.
Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer is a board certified pediatrician and associate medical director for Park Rx America, where she educates providers, schools and park agencies on benefits of nature and nature prescriptions; and works with the core team to strategize ways to move this mission forward. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and other media outlets and has published on this topic. Dr. Beller Stryer served as the health promotion and disease prevention coordinator within the Indian Health Service, and a pediatric subject expert for an online health website, Revolution Health. She also works with her local school system to increase awareness and promote outdoor classrooms and green schoolyards and serves on Governor Hogan's task force for "Project Green Classrooms.” She wants others to benefit from nature as much as she has through the years.
December 10, 2020
6: COVID's effects on the brain, changing your brain structure with meditation, and why quality sleep is so important. | Dr. Jaycie Loewen, PhD.
Dr. Jaycie Loewen, PhD is a Clinical Neuroscientist who received her Doctorate of Neuroscience at the University of Utah. Her background includes the study of basic and clinical brain injury, including the publication of research regarding mechanisms of epilepsy pathophysiology. Dr. Loewen is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar, with a Master's in Clinical Investigation awarded in 2018, as well as a recipient of the Higher Education Teaching Specialist Certificate. Through these degrees, she obtained experience with patient care and education as well as an understanding of the necessity of respecting patient experience and symptoms. At Cognitive FX, a clinic that specializes in addressing concussion symptoms, Dr. Loewen’s focus is firstly patient care and education.
December 3, 2020
5: Working with NFL players, treating brain injuries with sleep & games, and ways to optimize your brain health. | Dr. Alina Fong, PhD.
Dr. Alina Fong earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2008. During her academic career, she received the national American Psychological Association Clinical Neuropsychology Division 40 Graduate Student Research Award in 2004. She also started treating patients with severe traumatic brain injuries at Utah Valley Regional Medical center and now holds the position of director of clinical training for the neuro-trauma rehabilitation clinic and sports medicine/concussion clinic. In tandem with Dr. Mark Allen (who we have a conversation with in the next episode), she has published numerous articles that detail their discoveries and successes with combing neuropsychology and neuroimaging to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries (as well as various mental and emotional disorders). Dr. Fong built her own clinic with Dr. Allen in Utah in 2014, called Cognitive FX. She is the clinical director and co-owner. Her expertise has led her to create the most comprehensive concussion care and brain rehabilitation available and vastly improves the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term planning of mTBI. Cognitive FX has treated almost 2,000 concussion and other brain injury patients, including professional athletes from the NFL, NHL, and the Olympics.
November 30, 2020
4: A doctor explains what supplements are essential and how to know if they're high quality. | Dr. Sara Warber, MD.
Dr. Sara Warber received her MD from Michigan State University. She is the former co-director of the U-M Integrative Medicine program and was a practicing physician at the Integrative Medicine Clinic. Her research interests include Human-environment relationships, Integrative medicine and Reproductive and Women’s Health. In 2000, Dr. Warber became a founding diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and, in 2003, she expanded her clinical practice to include Holistic Women’s Health and Holistic Herbal Medicine consultations. In 2014 Dr. Warber won a Fulbright Scholarship to study integrative medicine therapies and environmental values at the University of Exeter in Cornwall, United Kingdom. Dr. Warber retired as a professor at the University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine and remains with the Department as an active emeritus professor.
November 19, 2020
3: The truth about probiotics, why we have so much bacteria in our bodies, and how our microbiome protects us from disease. | Dr. Azza Gadir, PhD.
Today we get to have a conversation with Dr. Azza Gadir, PhD, an expert in immunology who completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital. Her published research is focused on immunology and the role of the gut microbiome in protecting against diseases early in life. For this work, she holds issued and pending patents and has collaborated with industry partners to accelerate the discovery of microbiome-related immunotherapies for food allergies. Azza currently serves as the Director of Research and Development at Seed Health. She grew up in London and received her PhD at 26 in immunology from University College London.
November 12, 2020
2: A holistic approach to fix your mental health. | Dr. Ellen Vora, MD.
Dr. Ellen Vora received her MD from Columbia University medical school and received her BA from Yale University in English. She is a board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist and yoga teacher. Dr. Vora takes a holistic, functional-medicine approach in addressing mental health through focusing on diet, sleep, stress and other lifestyle changes. She considers the whole person to identify the root cause of the problem. Dr. Vora has done corporate wellness presentations at companies such as Etsy, Refinery29, and Allen and Co! She also leads an online small group to teach participants holistic techniques to manage depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, or bipolar and creating optimal mental health.
November 5, 2020
1: How do everyday toxins affect our bodies and minds? | Dr. Aly Cohen, MD.
Our guest today is Dr. Aly Cohen, a triple board-certified doc in internal medicine, rheumatology, and integrative medicine, who also is a trained specialist in environmental health. She specializes in rheumatologist ailments as well as mental health issues, dementia prevention, obesity, and women’s health. Her practice founded in 2011, Integrative Rheumatology Associates P.C., focuses on both traditional western medical management of rheumatological ailments, as well as integrative options for total “wellness”, such as acupuncture, diet and exercise counseling, environmental toxin counseling, and much more! Dr. Cohen’s work in environmental chemical exposure has also led her to collaborate with the Environmental Working Group. She co-edited the "Integrative Environmental Health" textbook for the Weil/Oxford University Press academic series in 2017 and her new book, “Non-Toxic: Living Healthy in a Chemical World”, was just released in September, 2020, which is a book I HIGHLY recommend!
October 29, 2020