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Triple Play Performance Podcast - Mind | Body | Nutrition

By Dr. Mike Okouchi
Hosted by Dr. Mike Okouchi - Leading Authority in Natural Medicine. This podcast focuses on helping you to attain optimal health through natural means.
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Episode 66: How to Detoxify Your Body Effectively
In this compilation podcast episode, we go over all the things you’d need to do to detoxify your body effectively.  
October 26, 2018
Episode 65: The 3 overlooked healing fundamentals that actually work
In this episode… We’re going to discuss how to start taking your health back from a chronic health issue. This is a growing epidemic in our world and we need to do something about it. Unfortunately, the current medical paradigm doesn’t address chronic health issues properly. In the News The missing link to scoliosis? Intermittent Fasting and Type 2 Diabetes  Show Notes What is the definition of a chronic health issue What’s the ultimate cause of a chronic health issue  The 3 facets you must address to actually start the healing process  Here’s what I want you to do… Post on Instagram what is the one thing that you’re going to do to take back your health and tag me “@tripleplaydoc”
October 17, 2018
Episode 64: Which Nutritional Supplements Do I need?
Let’s clear up the confusion Choosing nutritional supplements can be a very confusing task. Who do you believe? Which ones are effective? Which ones are just expensive pee? In this episode, I go over which ones I think are essential on a daily basis and which ones are on an as-needed basis. Link to Episode 61: How to Choose a Nutritional Supplement When should you supplement * Times of higher stress * Traveling * Heavier workouts * Sluggish/Fatigue * Recovering from an illness * Poor Diet * Exposure to toxins/pollutants Supplements You Need on a Daily Basis * Minerals – Magnesium & Zinc * PQQ/Ubiquinol * Alkalete * Molecular Hydrogen Go to our ONLINE NUTRITIONAL dispensary and set up an account to purchase the other “Daily” recommended supplements Supplements You can take on an “as needed” basis * Omega-3’s * Vitamin D * Proteolytic Enzymes * Probiotics * L-Carnitine * Green Drink Specialty Supplements I recommend * Exogenous Ketones * Nootropics * B Vitamins: Folinic Acid, Methylcobalamin, TMG, DMG * Phytonutrients: Resveratrol/Pterostilbene, EGCG, Curcumin, Quercitin * Iodide/Iodine * Detox Enhancers * Anti-Microbials * Protein Shakes * CBD * Essential Oils * Homeopathics * Herbal Remedies * Fiber * Joint Support Episode Transcript    
October 10, 2018
Episode 63: Can Chiropractic Enhance Fertility, thoughts on Colloidal Silver, and Using Adaptogens for Adrenal Fatigue
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September 28, 2018
Episode 62: How to change your mindset, How do I know where to start and Can you be healthy by not eating meat?
How to change your mindset… How do I know where to start with all this information available? Can you be healthy without eating meat? Sign up for my group coaching:  
September 24, 2018
Episode 61: How to Choose a Nutritional Supplement
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August 8, 2018
Episode 60: The 5 Overlooked Causes of Low Back Pain
Low back pain is just one of those things that will literally keep you from doing the normal things in life Even using the bathroom can become very difficult. One surprising statistic that I ran across was that low back pain actually costs our country more money than cancer. Wow! And one main reason for that is due to the fact that everyone will experience it in their lifetime. Low back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits. And the common treatment they usually give is rest and pain medications. But in our clinic (Velocity Wellness Center) we find that there are 5 commonly overlooked reasons for low back pain. Once these are identified (the key) and overcome, you’ll be on the road to being pain-free in no time. 5 overlooked causes of back pain #1: digestive issues When you start to have digestive issues (bloating, constipation, diarrhea, etc.) your nervous system will refer pain to your back. Depending upon where you’re having issues in your digestive tract will determine where the pain will refer to. #2: dehydration Not having enough water in your body will cause your kidneys to work harder. Kidney issues will refer pain to the low back area. This will also place a strain on your colon to reabsorb and extract every last drop of water from the foods you eat. This will then start the constipation process. #3: shortened psoas muscle The psoas muscle sits on the front of your spine (this is the tenderloin) and often becomes shortened due to inactivity and sitting for long periods (i.e. desk jobs). When this muscle is shortened it will put undue stress on the low back when you stand up or do some sudden movement. This can also cause lumbar disc issues because the psoas muscle is attached to the discs. #4: emotional stress Emotions have a huge part in how your body functions and emotional stress will cause tightening of muscles. This is due to the stress response of “fight or flight”. Your muscles become hyper contracted in preparation to fight against an attacker or run away. #5: underlying heart issue There’s a syndrome that’s really unknown to most called “cardiac low back” where you may have an underlying heart issue that causes your low back to hurt. This is a reactive/protective mechanism your body instantiates to stop you from exerting more. Vitality Masterclass: Become a Patron:
August 1, 2018
Episode 59: The Lab Tests you need for optimal health
Let me clear the air…the standard lab tests your doc is running on you isn’t giving you the information you need for optimal health. And it sure isn’t helping you to prevent diseases from happening. In today’s podcast, I’m going to discuss the lab tests I recommend to patients that will give information for predicting health outcomes based on the current research.  Tests for Optimal Health HS-CRP (goal < 0.5mg/L): a great measure for inflammation. Inflammation is at the core of most chronic degenerative diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancers. If you have high levels of inflammation in your body first make sure to stop doing the things that will increase inflammation. Then flood your body with antioxidants and polyphenols (green tea & olive oil are great sources). You also want to search for the cause of the inflammation, which can be a food sensitivity or gut infection. 25-OH Vitamin D (goal 50-75 ng/dL): Vitamin D deficiencies is another core issue for chronic degenerative diseases. It is synthesized in the skin from sun exposure and then activated in the liver and kidneys. Most people are deficient in this nutrient due to being indoors during the day! If you are deficient 2000IU – 5000IU per day should suffice. Homocysteine (goal: < 5 mMol/L): a byproduct of metabolizing Methionine to Cysteine, high levels is indicative of a folic acid, B12 or B6 deficiency. Common in people who have MTHFR SNP or those who have a lower intake of B12, B6, Folic acid. If you have high levels of homocysteine, you must supplement accordingly and take in foods that help to convert homocysteine into cysteine (garlic, onion, eggs, ginger, broccoli, sprouts). Blood Sugar: Fasting Blood Glucose (goal 75, HbA1c goal < 5%, Glucose Tolerance Test goal slow rise, and fall): Maintaining optimal levels of blood sugar will ensure proper cellular functioning. Higher levels here means that you need to make some serious changes to your lifestyle. This incorporates both diet and exercise as studies have shown that you need both to lower blood sugar levels and increase insulin sensitivity. Cut out the higher sugar foods. Look for hidden sugars in your food. Eat a whole food diet. Urine pH (goal 6.5-7.5): take a pH strip and measure your first urination in the morning. Most people will fall in the acidic range which is typically indicative of lowered alkaline reserves and higher acidic stress on the body (which has numerous causes). Magnesium oil, Alkaline diet and Alkalete helps to buffer the acidic load. Listen to this episode to see the effects of an acidic pH on your body. Omega 3:6 Essential Fatty Acid ratio (goal > 8%): Omega-3 essential fatty acids are anti-inflammatory, while omega-6’s are pro-inflammatory. You need a good balance of BOTH. Modern diets are predominantly omega-6 based. This is the reason you’ll see HS-CRP levels higher. If you’re lower than 8% on this test, you’ll want to consume more grass-fed meats, smaller fishes like anchovies & sardines and also supplementing with fish or krill oil. Flax & chia seeds, as well as spirulina/chlorella, are a great vegan/vegetarian alternative. Shoot for 4-6g of Omega-3 consumption per day. Lymphocyte Response Assay (goal NO REACTION): this measures your immune tolerance. You don’t want any reaction here. BONUS tests Salivary Hormone Panel: this measures the “active” hormones. Here’s an episode where we talk about balancing your hormones. DUTCH test: this measures the “active” hormones and it’s “metabolites”. In my opinion, the best way to go in taking a look at your overall hormonal picture. Organic Acid test: this test will show us nutrient deficiencies that are ...
September 20, 2017
Episode 58: 5 Surprising Things Bad Posture does to You
We were meant to MOVE! Posture affects movement and movement affect how your nervous systems functions. If your nervous system isn’t functioning at optimum, then I can guarantee your organs aren’t functioning at optimum as well. Today’s podcast we dive into the 5 surprising things bad posture does to you! What causes poor posture? * Habit * Shortened muscles * Shortened fascia * Inhibited muscles Idea of central integration It’s been shown that the joint mechanoreceptors in the spine will cause different parts of the brain to become activated or not. If you have bad posture, the joint receptors will not send the proper input to the brain and thus the brain will not send proper signals to the corresponding organs. Plus, abnormal posture causes your rib cage to close down and decrease your lung capacity and really puts a strain on the rest of your vital organs to function. Above all, abnormal posture will demand more energy just to keep you upright and moving. This will increase fatigue. 5 Surprising Side Effects of Bad posture * Chronic Headaches: with the advent of electronic devices we’re constantly looking down. This puts extra strain on the posterior muscles of the neck to keep your head from falling forward. Prolonged forward & downward head posture will induce a strain on the muscles which will display as headaches. The sub occipital muscles can pinch the sub occipital nerve * High Blood Pressure: typical bad posture will result in forward rolling in of the shoulders and rounding of the upper back. This will decrease lung capacity which will lead to decrease in oxygen intake and increase in carbon dioxide buildup in the blood. The kidneys will then have to work harder to buffer the pH in the blood from going too acidic due to the increased carbon dioxide buildup. The kidneys also make hormones that regulate blood pressure, but if it has to work harder to balance blood pH, then it will not be able to regulate blood pressure optimally. Plus there are receptors within the neck that affects blood pressure. * Constipation: altered posture alters how your internal organs function. This has a profound effect on how your intestines move food matter through. Bad posture slows the movement of your intestines and can back you up Important fact with those suffering from IBS * Fatigue & Weight Gain: the body has to work harder just to keep you upright. Your nervous system wants to maintain a posture that is upright and demands the least amount of muscle activation as possible. The more you deviate from center, the harder the system has to work and thus you expend and require more energy. This means you get tired faster and you crave quick energy…this quick energy is often obtained in the form of high sugar consumption. Then the body puts on more weight which will then alter posture even further. It’s a vicious cycle. Upright posture improves fatigue in people with depressive symptoms * Depression: Studies have shown that posture affects mood (see study: 74 participants, randomly assigned to either slumped or upright seated posture. Upright participants reported higher self-esteem, more arousal, better mood, and lower fear, compared to slumped participants. The slumped participants used more negative emotion words,
September 13, 2017
Episode 57: All about your Chronotype with Dr. Michael Breus
You may be doing the right things for health, but at the wrong time! In this podcast episode we discuss your CHRONOTYPE. Listen and and then get the book authored by Dr. Michael Breus. Show Notes Take the quiz to find out your chronotype: Buy the book: “The Power of When”
September 6, 2017
Episode 56: The Truth About Vaccines with Ty Bollinger
Vaccines are a hot topic right now. Many parents are faced with the decision: to vaccinate or not to vaccinate. There are many truths and many myths that surround this topic and I find that people are very emotionally involved in this conversation. In this episode I interview Ty Bollinger on his new docu-series “The Truth About Vaccines”. It’s a crazy world we’re living in right now. It is truly “the best of times and the worst of times.” Vaccines…a very polarizing topic. Some claim that it is the cause of autism. Others claim that it’s perfectly safe. But what does the science show? Show notes: * Welcome [2:20] * The Truth About Cancer Recap [2:40] * Why Ty Chose to do TTAV [5:56] * Vaccine Ingredients…are they safe? [6:50] * “The Vaccine Trust” – Are you being taxed for vaccines? [12:30] * The Birth of Vaccines – Edward Jenner [14:08] * What really eradicated small pox? [16:00] * Pasteur vs. Bechamp – does the bug cause illness? [17:50] * The Measles outbreak and SB277 [22:37] * Medical Mandates & Medical Exemptions [27:17] * What to do when you’re required vaccinations for school or work [31:57] * Homeoprophylaxis [33:49] * Alternative schedule for those who want to vaccine (the vaccine friendly plan) [36:30] * Are there any SAFE vaccines? [38:12] * Pro-Vax or Anti-Vax…where should you fall? [41:50] * Herd Immunity [45:35] * Closing words [48:25] Links to other things we talked about in this episode * Vaccine ingredient list from CDC * Vaccine companies can’t be sued * Edward Jenner – History of Vaccinations * Germ theory vs Terrain Theory * Vaccinated with measles poses to be a silent carrier * Polysorbate 80 effects * Hannah Pauline awarded 1.5 million for vaccine injury * Dr. William Thompson * Watch the docu-series THE TRUTH ABOUT VACCINES
June 7, 2017
Episode 55: The Miracle Mindset with JJ Virgin
Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit. Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at   $rfsn_creative.generate('refersion_client/7479/creatives/dynamic/15776-16527689681a1493919561ee9c553711.json', { aid: '430287.eb7c4' });  
May 31, 2017
Episode 54: The Top 5 Things that cause relationship stress with Robyn D’Angelo
Relationships can be very tricky and one of the highest sources of joy and stress in our lives. In this episode, relationship expert Robyn D’Angelo, helps us navigate through the top 5 things that cause relationship stress.  About Robyn: Robyn D’Angelo is a rogue psychotherapist turned relationship coach and the founder of The Happy Couple Expert private practice in Orange County, California. Robyn’s clinical work and/or writing has been featured on:,,, HuffingtonPost, and she has been a guest on The Big Change of Heart Podcast, Coaching Through Chaos Podcast, and The Couples Expert Podcast. Robyn helps frustrated and disconnected couples and singles learn to LOVE + BE LOVED, better. She walks them through how to connect deeply while creating space for fun. She helps couples master the messiness of couplehood together and create their very own Epic relationships that last. She’s a true #LoveGeek. And when she’s not tossing love and kindness around like confetti, she’s helping anxious people learn to make anxiety their superpower. ======>GET THE CONFLICT REPAIR KIT HERE
May 24, 2017
Episode 52: Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis Naturally with Dr. Terry Wahls
Transcript Show Notes Dr. Terry Wahls is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa. She is the author of The Wahls Protocol: How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine and the cookbook The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. You can learn more about her work from her website, She hosts the Wahls Protocol Seminar every August where anyone can learn how to implement the Protocol with ease and success. Follow her on Facebook (Terry Wahls MD) and on Twitter at @TerryWahls. References
May 10, 2017
Episode 51: Who cares about your healthcare?
Let’s talk about healthcare & insurance. Who really cares about your health and does insurance really mean you’re going to be healthy? Transcripts Show Notes * What the changes in the healthcare arena means to you * Obamacare? Trumpcare? Is it truly preventative medicine? * What you need to do to take back your own health Resources Truth About Cancer Mammograms
April 26, 2017
Episode 50: The Benefits of Fasting
In today’s episode we’re going to discuss fasting Transcript   Show Notes: * Why should you fast on a regular basis? * How evolving from hunter-gatherer times have affected our biochemistry * Why our modern diets are causing so much disease, despite the advancements in medicine * How you can retrain your body to burn fat for energy * How fasting can help improve insulin sensitivity * How to fast properly & the formula I use with patients * What you should eat during intermittent fasting * Who should and shouldn’t fast References: * * * * * * * * * *
April 19, 2017
Episode 49: What to do when you got a devastating diagnosis
Getting told you have something seriously wrong with your health can be very stressful. I’ve seen too many patients do the wrong thing because they can’t think clearly during this time and/or they don’t have a specific plan. In this episode I’ll show you how you can have a plan in mind on what to do when you got a devastating diagnosis.
April 12, 2017
Episode 48: Myth Busting Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel
In this episode we talk about how you can use medical marijuana safely and effectively. Bio: Dr. Rachna Patel has been practicing in the area of Medical Marijuana for half-a-decade now – since 2012. She step-by-step walks patients through how to use medical marijuana for their specific medical condition without getting high off of it, without getting addicted to it, and without smoking it. She speaks from the experience of having treated thousands of patients and having thoroughly reviewed the medical research on marijuana. She completed her medical studies at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Vallejo, California) and her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois). Links: 
April 5, 2017
Episode 47: Always get a second opinion
I was with a patient a few days ago that came in for a “specific” diagnosis from another doctor. But after conducting a thorough history and examination, things just didn’t add up. Needless to say he was headed toward surgery…without consulting other avenues. In this episode we discuss why you should always get a second opinion and how to go about it.
March 22, 2017
Episode 46: Q&A Wellness Wednesday
Here’s a recording of the Q&A sessions we typically do in our Facebook Group. We go over a bunch of topics…so take out your notebooks and take some notes! Show Notes * Clarification of the FUN fast * Stage 4 liver cancer * Fatty liver disease * Food allergies & eczema * Can stevia affect blood sugar levels? * Hormone episode * Parasitic cleanse? * Thoughts on Tylenol use during a flu * Degenerative Disc Disease nutritional approach * Mold exposure, what to do when you’ve been exposed to mycotoxins
March 15, 2017
Episode 45: Does a Diagnosis really matter?
If you’ve ever gone to your doctor, you’ve most likely been given some type of diagnosis. But does the diagnosis really matter? In this podcast episode I give you another angle to take into account regarding a diagnosis.  This episode is brought to you by: Velocity Wellness Center Organifi Green Drink
March 8, 2017
Episode 44 – pH Miracle Author facing jail time and what’s the truth behind Alkaline diets
The author of a book called “pH Miracle” is facing jail time. In this podcast episode I discuss why he’s in trouble and what’s the truth behind it all. Remember we can’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.
March 3, 2017
Episode 43 – Doing this one thing will save your life
This episode is the first of “In the car with Dr. Mike” where I talk about some of the things I’ve been encountering in the office. Today we talk about the one specific thing I think that everyone should do that will save your life. I see so many people fail to do this one simple thing. Listen in!
February 22, 2017
Episode 42: Breakthrough 2-Day Detox to get you over the weight loss plateau
If you’ve ever tried to jump on a weight loss program you’ve probably hit that frustrating plateau. Well in this podcast episode we’re going to go over some strategies to breakthrough to the next level! Here’s a few things that will guide you through your weight loss journey: * Understand why the body gains weight in the first place by listening to this podcast episode * Learn about the science of weight loss in this podcast episode * It all starts with Detoxification learn more here Show Notes * What happens when you hit that weight loss stall & what you should do * Why cutting calories & exercise isn’t that effective for losing weight * Learn what to do during these 2 days If you found this episode to be helpful…please share this with your friends and family and leave us a 5-Star review on iTunes! Just click on the link above when you listen to the episode and you’ll see the link that will lead you to leave us a 5-Star review.    
February 15, 2017
Episode 41: Get out the gout!
Gout sucks. In this episode you’ll learn some things about gout that you may have not heard about yet.   Things that predispose you to gout: * Have family members with the disease * Are a man * Are overweight * Drink too much alcohol * Eat too many foods rich in purines * Have an enzyme defect that makes it hard for the body to break down purines * Are exposed to lead in the environment * Have had an organ transplant * Use some medicines such as diuretics, aspirin, cyclosporine, or levodopa * Take the vitamin niacin 4 Main Triggers of Gout * Mycotoxin exposure: * Fructose: * * * * Inactivation of Nitric Oxide: * Cell damage & ROS: * * Natural Remedies for Gout: * Find out what foods agree with you and which ones don’t * Keep fructose consumption to no more than 15g per day * Cherries – blocks cyclo-oxygenase 1 & 2 * Anthocyanins * Quercitin * Proteolytic enzymes * Pantothenic Acid * Apple Cider Vinegar * Alfalfa * Nutmeg
February 8, 2017
Episode 40: 7 Steps to ending fatigue
* Do you ever wake up tired in the morning even after sleeping for 7-8 hours? Feel like hitting the bed after 2 PM? Need 3 cups or more of Starbucks coffee just to make it through the day? If this sounds like you, you need help. Millions of people suffer from some form of fatigue but have idea what to do about it. * Fatigue is a common complaint for patients in my office. It can either be the primary issue or a secondary effect. Many people, especially teenagers and young adults, are turning to artificial energy boosters such as energy drinks or coffee. These, however, have very detrimental effects upon your body (energy drinks). * Some people think that all they need to do is get more sleep, but then they find difficulty trying to fall asleep or stay asleep. So during they day they feel sleepy and at night time they can’t get rest. This becomes very detrimental to your body and mind. * What I am about to recommend will help about 70% of the people suffering from fatigue. (If your fatigue is chronic in nature – the other 30% – you’re going to need something above this, but you can still use this as your base.) Show Notes * Learn the 7 Steps to ending fatigue * Get the green drink that contains ashwaganda to help restore proper adrenal function * Join our Facebook Group
February 1, 2017
Episode 39: Being obese in a skinny body
Just because you’re skinny, it doesn’t mean that you’re healthy! This is something I say to patients all the time. You can’t just judge your health by your body measurements. In this episode we go over what the heck metabolically obese normal weight is and how to find out if you are!  Show Notes * Why your weight doesn’t determine your state of health * How to calculate your TyG index * Join our FB group Studies referenced Have a question or comment, leave those below!
January 25, 2017
Episode 38: Navigating your weight loss journey
A common reason I see people in practice is for weight loss. I put people on various weight loss regimens, but I notice that people always seem to hit the dreaded plateau. There’s a reason why the body gains weight and why it has a difficult time losing weight. Listen in on this episode to find out how to navigate your weight loss journey. SHOW NOTES * Hitting the plateau [6:45] * Feast & Famine mode and why modern lifestyle messes this all up [7:50] * Insulin & Glucagon [9:37] * Why people typically hit a plateau on typical “weight loss” programs [10:45] * Why to throw out the scale [13:00] * What do we do about the dreaded plateau [13:36] * Why blood sugar still spikes while on a high protein diet [15:00] * “Caloric Periodization” [16:00] * Intermittent Fasting [17:12] * Here’s what to do when the plateau hits[17:45] * 2-day fast * What to eat after [19:52] * [20:42] * Has to be below 55 * Increase water intake [21:11] * How to workout effectively [22:45] * Proper Aerobic zone * HIIT [25:15] * Effective sleeping [28:20] * Effects of cortisol * Remember the why for this weight loss journey [29:25] Other things mentioned in this episode * The 4 Pillars of Weight Loss course * Join our FB group  
January 18, 2017
Episode 37: The Ultimate Detox program for vibrant health
In this episode we talk about the importance of detoxification. But what I’ve been finding is that most detox programs out there in the market don’t follow the proper order for an effective detox. It’s all glitz and glamour, mostly marketing hype they’re trying to sell. So let’s take a look at how to properly detox the body.  Show Notes * Why detoxification is essential for any weight loss program and optimal health * The 5 common toxins we’re exposed to everyday * Signs and symptoms that you’re toxic * The 4 major sources of toxins * The correct order to detoxify * The Ultimate Detox program for vibrant health Make sure you’re on the list to get the special on the Ultimate Detox program for vibrant health! Leave us your comments or questions below! Thanks for listening!!!
January 4, 2017
Episode 36: 2016 recap and How to set meaningful goals and conquer them
Goal setting is the foundation for success. Almost everyone makes some “New Year’s Resolutions” at the beginning of the year. But most people don’t actually achieve those goals. In this episode we’ll learn how to effectively set some meaningful goals and how to conquer them! So how was your year? Did you achieve your resolutions you set at the beginning of this year? What were some of the victories this year? What were some of the struggles? 2016 was a great year. Full of ups and downs! Here’s what we’ll go over in this episode * List of this year’s episodes  Episode 25 – Christie Miller “new year, new you” Episode 26 – Shawn Stevenson “sleep smarter” Episode 27 – Lori Shemek “Emotional Eating” Episode 28 – Kristen Sullivan “Journey back to health” Episode 29 – Dr. Romie “stressed out” Episode 30 – Reversing Diabetes naturally Episode 31 – Hormones & breast cancer Episode 32 – Recovery Pump Episode 33 – Truth about cancer Episode 34 – The road back from cancer (Kim Furness) Episode 35 – Dr. Jolene Brighten “how to have a healthy natural pregnancy”  GET THE GOALS WORKSHEET below [convertkit form=4956806] * How to set goals effectively  * The 6 Areas of your life that you need to focus on  * Relaxation & Visualization technique  * How to achieve those goals using my favorite app  * The tactic that will push you forward  * Show us your goals, take a picture of your worksheet filled out, post it on instagram (tag us @wdupodcast) & facebook (  * The List of Top 10 Episodes  Episode 19 – SB277 Part 2 Episode 21 – Balance Hormones Naturally Episode 22 – Hormones & Pregnancy Episode 33 – The Truth About Cancer Episode 23 – The Hormone masterclass Episode 25 – New Year New You with Christie Miller Episode 20 – Detoxification Masterclass Episode 34 – Road back from cancer with Kim Furness Episode 24 – Healing Leaky Gut Episode 4 – All about pH We want to know your thoughts on this episode…what were your “aha” moments? What are you going to start implementing right now? Add your comments below. Please leave us a review! $rfsn_creative.generate('refersion_client/7479/creatives/dynamic/15776-16527689681a149391956...
December 30, 2016
Episode 35: How to have a healthy pregnancy with Dr. Jolene Brighten
In this episode we chat with Dr. Jolene Brighten about how to have a healthy natural pregnancy. In my opinion, this is where health begins. I see so many patients who’s illnesses trace back to being in the womb. Mom’s health =’s baby’s health. This episode is not just for women, but men should take a listen too!  Show Notes: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information shared here are for purely educational purposes. Please seek the advice of a qualified physician if you have any health issues that needs to be addressed before embarking on any information you may find on this site.
December 7, 2016
Episode 34: The Road Back from Cancer
In this episode you’ll get to hear from Kim as she shares her story on the road back from cancer. It was a tough road, but she made it through. Listen in! These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information shared here are for purely educational purposes. Please seek the advice of a qualified physician if you have any health issues that needs to be addressed before embarking on any information you may find on this site.
September 21, 2016
Episode 33: The Truth About Cancer with Ty Bollinger
Welcome back to season 3 of the WhaddupDoc University podcast! In this episode we have a guest speaker Ty Bollinger discussing “The Truth About Cancer”. Lots of great information shared in this episode: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product and information are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The information shared here are for purely educational purposes. Please seek the advice of a qualified physician if you have any health issues that needs to be addressed before embarking on any information you may find on this site. Show Notes: The best supplements Ty Recommends that will help boost your immune system What you should be doing to prevent issues from occurring What the #1 thing that surprised him by interviewing some of the worlds experts on cancer therapy A great daily regimen for total body health Links mentioned in this show: Oct 14-16 Dallas Cancer Symposium   Dr. Mike’s thoughts: I encounter a lot of patients suffering from cancer, in fact, as of this writing my grandfather recently passed away due to cancer. This is a subject that touches my heart dearly. What I started noticing though is that the common treatment methods aren’t working effectively. I hope that some of the things we discussed in this episode has shed some light into another avenue for you or a loved one.
September 14, 2016
Episode 32: The Secret Recovery Tool
In this episode you’ll learn about the secret, yet simple recovery tool used by elite athletes. But even if you’re not an elite athlete, you can still benefit from compression therapy. Listen in! GET THE SHOPPING LIST I RECOMMEND TO ALL MY PATIENTS
June 27, 2016
Episode 31: Hormones & Breast Cancer
1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer in their lifetime (source). This is a debilitating disease that affects so many. I have had a few friends and family affected by breast cancer. Listen in on this episode as we discuss the role hormones play in this disease. GET THE SHOPPING LIST I RECOMMEND TO ALL MY PATIENTS Show Notes: What are the risk factors for developing breast cancer Some of the lesser know lab testing methods Nutrition recommended  
June 20, 2016
Episode 30: Reversing Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
Type 2 Diabetes is ravaging our world. In this episode we discuss some of the basics surrounding type 2 diabetes and some of the natural ways you can help to reverse this condition. Type 2 Diabetes facts Show Notes: The Accord Trial  Learn about glycemic index and glycemic load The 5 steps you can use to reverse diabetes The tools you can use Have you been successful at reversing type 2 diabetes naturally? If so, leave a comment below and share some of the things you did!
June 13, 2016
Episode 29: Stressed Out? Dr. Romie
We’ve all experienced stress. It’s ubiquitous in our society. It’s also the most common cause that sends people in for a doctor visit. But most people are dealing with it in the wrong fashion. Some people turn to drugs, some to alcohol, others will find some type of thing to “relieve their stress.” These are often destructive. In this episode, I interview Integrative Medicine specialist Dr. Romie on how to handle stress. [convertkit form=4866150] Background Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, M.D., ABIHM, is a traditionally trained neurologist with additional board certification in integrative medicine. Dr. Romie helps individuals and audiences learn to heal from stress-based illnesses such as insomnia, anxiety, and career-burnout. Her innovative program, Mindset Matters, is based in neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness. After surviving career burnout and undergoing life-saving surgery, she traveled the world learning various yoga and mindfulness techniques. Dr. Romie is a media expert analyst and regular contributor in national and local media outlets. She shared her journey in a TED Talk is “The Powerful Secret of Your Breath.” When not speaking around the country, she heals clients at the Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida. Show Notes: * Learn the signs and symptoms that you’re heading toward burn out and what to do about it * How the brain controls everything * The 3 step process to get re-centered after going through a stressful episode * Dr. Romie’s “favorite things” Book Mentioned Super Brain Don’t Stress!!! What a fun episode, I learned so much from Dr. Romie. I learned what I need to do to get centered again, how to be in a state of gratitude for the now and some meditation tips.
June 6, 2016
Episode 28: A Journey back to health
In this episode, we’re deviating a little from the “informative” style to a story many can relate to. This is a story about how Kristin went from suffering from a chronic health issue to regaining her life. I’ve been able to see Kristin from the beginning of her health transformation till now where she’s vibrant and has a whole new outlook on life. Kristin Sullivan suffered from a chronic health disease and just like many others, didn’t find much solutions using medications. After suffering for years, she was introduced to an entire new way of life and decided to dive in.  GET THE SHOPPING LIST I RECOMMEND TO ALL MY PATIENTS Show Highlights * Learn how she overcame her chronic illness * Some tips you may find useful   Subscribe to our podcast If you enjoyed this episode, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Sticher, Overcast, PocketCast or your favorite podcast player. It’s easy, you’ll get new episodes automatically, and it also helps the show gain exposure. You can also leave a review! Here’s how.
May 30, 2016
Episode 27: Emotional Eating with Dr. Lori Shemek
In this episode we’re featuring Dr. Lori Shemek author of FATflammation and #1 leading expert on fat loss Dr. Lori Shemek is a Nutrition and Weight Loss expert, a best-selling author and specializes in weight loss resistance. She shows people how to spot sneaky foods that create weight gain, to kick sugar addiction to the curb, and shift from eating the wrong foods to the exact foods that burn fat.The Huffington Post has recognized Dr. Shemek twice as one of the Top 16 Health and Fitness Experts, alongside such names as Dr. Oz and David Zinczenko, author of Eat This, Not That. Lori is a health contributor to Fox News; she is also a health expert for the ABC TV show, Good Morning Texas. Dr. Shemek is the author of How To Fight FATflammation! and the best-selling author of Fire-Up Your Fat Burn! She is a leading authority on inflammation and its role in weight loss, preventing disease and optimizing health. Website GET THE SHOPPING LIST I RECOMMEND TO ALL MY PATIENTS Show Notes * Why sugar is like a drug * How do identify your triggers * Strategies to get over your triggers * How your emotions & brain affect our food choices * How to shrink your fat cells * Fat cells and inflammation and it’s effect on your body * The #1 fat burning organ in your body and how to help it function effectively * How to get clarity from all the information overload out there * Fat Free diets…good or bad? * The mindset you should have with your weight loss program Order the book FATflammation  
May 23, 2016
Episode 26: A Smarter Way To Sleep with Shawn Stevenson
In this episode we’re featuring Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 Health podcast in the country on iTunes. A graduate of The University of Missouri – St. Louis, Shawn studied business, biology, and kinesiology and went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a company that provides wellness services for individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn has been featured in Entrepreneur magazine, Men’s Health magazine, ESPN, FOX News, and many other media outlets. He is also a frequent keynote speaker for numerous organizations, universities, and conferences – all with outstanding reviews. Check out his podcast here GET THE SHOPPING LIST I RECOMMEND TO ALL MY PATIENTS **Show Notes** * Why you need to sleep more and exercise less to get the best fitness results. * How the clothes you wear to bed can depress your hormone function.Why sleep is the missing ingredient in long-term fat loss (clinically proven!) * Why sleep is the missing ingredient in long-term fat loss (clinically proven!) * What easy exercises you can use to instantly improve your sleep quality. * How to feel more energized and refreshed on less hours of sleep. * Why poor sleep quality depresses brain function (and leads to poor performance). * What supplements are safe and helpful, and which ones to avoid (this will shock you!) * Why going to bed at the right time is more important than how many hours you sleep. * What mineral deficiency can cause severe sleep problems (and how to fix it). * Life-changing tips for fat loss that will literally help you lose weight while you sleep.How to calm your mind so that you can fall asleep faster. * How to calm your mind so that you can fall asleep faster. Order the book Sleep Smarter **TED Talk – How Chocolate Can Save the World**
May 16, 2016
Episode 25: A New Year, A New You with Christie Miller
Today’s guest is Christie Miller of Eat Train Win.  She is a health coach that focuses on helping people to lose weight by eating healthy, training daily and winning happiness. Listen in as we discuss the New Year’s resolutions and how to make advancements in your health.  Show Notes: * Don’t start your diet on a Monday * In order to stick to New Year’s resolutions is to not make them at all. * Dig down deep and find your WHY on why you want to make this change at all. * The 5 “Why’s”…keep asking yourself Why after you think you found your why for the change…till you have something that is very emotional. * When you know your why, you’ll figure out the how * Food can be either nourishment or punishment * Using the Wheel of Life to see how you stack up * Create a PLAN, don’t go forward blindly. Be honest with yourself. * There is no goal date Christie is offering a FREE 30 min, no strings attached coaching session.  Just email Christie and mention that you heard about her through the WhaddupDoc University Podcast.
January 13, 2016
Episode 24: Heal your leaky gut naturally
INTRO PARAGRAPH Show Notes * What is leaky gut? * How does leaky gut happen? * What are the signs and symptoms of leaky gut? * How do you find out if you have leaky gut? * How to heal leaky gut naturally & quickly?
December 30, 2015
Episode 23: The Hormone MasterClass
Hormones have been our discussion lately, so in this episode, we’re summing up the aspects of hormones, what they are and what they do. 
December 23, 2015
Episode 22: Hormones and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is such an important and sometimes confusing topic for most of us. I know most women would love to by-pass the whole “morning sickness” thing. And most parents want their baby to be as healthy as possible. In this podcast episode, we discuss all the aspects of hormones and it’s effects upon a pregnancy. What happens when you enter pregnancy stressed out? Breaking down the trimesters of pregnancy Trimester 1: the body will prioritize survival over thriving. So the hormones for digestion & reproduction are shunted to helping the body combat stress. This results in morning sickness, nausea, digestive disturbances, emotional swings, cravings. Trimester 2: the placenta begins to produce its own progesterone. But mom will take that progesterone and will make cortisol, instead of using it for a healthy pregnancy. Trimester 3: the developing baby begins to produce his/her own hormones and mom begins to steal those hormones. The baby’s adrenal glands begin to enlarge to keep up with supplying Mom’s needs! Mom begins to feel great, but the baby is becoming depleted of it’s hormones. Post-Partum: Now when the baby is born, it comes out hyperstimulated and form sensitivities. Digestive disturbances begin for the baby (i.e. colic). Mom now loses her hormonal supply and falls into post-partum depression. Then the surge of estrogen for lactation will outcompete thyroxine and mom will slip into a relative state of hypothyroidism making it hard to lose the baby weight. So what should mom & dad do before pregnancy? * Get hormones tested and get it back into balance * Detoxify your body…begin with balancing your pH levels * Decrease stress * Eat RIGHT! * Work with a holistic/wellness physician to guide you through the course of your pregnancy This also applies to moms during pregnancy and post pregnancy…  
December 16, 2015
Episode 21: Balancing Your Hormones Naturally
How do I rebalance my hormones naturally? This is a common question I get from patients and from people like you…so here’s a podcast on how to balance your hormones naturally.  The 7 Steps to Rebalancing Your Hormones Step 1: Detoxify. The Liver controls the metabolism of your hormones. It breaks down the excess estrogen. If the liver doesn’t break down estrogen effectively you’ll end up with estrogen dominance. Step 2: “Oil Change”. Rebalance omega-3/omega-6 ratio. You need coconut oil, avocado, flax seeds, chia seeds, wild salmon. Other useful oils…Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil. Step 3: Progesterone supplementation. Step 4: Supplementation. * Vitamin D. As you age, you tend to produce less vitamin D in your skin, plus it needs to become activated in the liver and kidneys. We’re not getting enough sun exposure. Get vitamin D tested. Supplement with 5000IU of Vitamin D daily. * Magnesium oil * Adaptogens – ashwagandha, Rhodiola * Undenatured Whey Protein Step 5: Essential Oils. * Clary Sage * Lemon Oil * Lemongrass * Lavender Step 6: Sleep. The most important part is the quality of sleep. How quickly you get into R.E.M. We use a supplement called “DREAM” to help get your body into REM quickly. Dream has supporting nutrients for melatonin such as valerian root and 5-HTP. Make sure to have a cool, dark room that you sleep in. Step 7: (oops said step 6 on the podcast) get some light exercise. Get your body moving. Stimulates the lymphatic system. Add in resistance weight training. I like these resistance bands  
December 9, 2015
Episode 20: Detoxification Masterclass
Take a ride through the detox express in this episode of our podcast. Let’s learn about the importance of detoxification. Here’s what we’re going over in this podcast episode: The definition of detoxification. Differentiation between “frank poisoning” and “bioaccumulation” Toxins have to be excreted, metabolized or stored. The majority of the toxins we’re exposed to are being stored in our fatty tissues. We are exposed to two types of toxins – endogenous (the ones our bodies naturally make as a by-product of metabolism) and exogenous (the toxins we take in from our environment). Since WWII, we saw a drastic increase in man-made chemicals to the tune of 80,000. These chemicals are causing serious detrimental effects upon our bodies. Banned Dirty Dozen List * Dioxin * PCBs * Aldrin * Chlordane * Dieldrin * Endrin * Heptachlor * HCB * Mirex * Toxaphene * Furans * DDT* (these are still being used to control the spread of malaria) Various Sources of Toxins * Physical * Emotional * Spiritual * Geopathic stressors * EMFs Signs & Symptoms you need to detoxify * Sinusitis/post-nasal drip * Metallic taste in mouth * Recurring upper respiratory infections * Burning skin * Abdominal complaints * Fatigue * Headaches * Joint Pains * Mood Swings/Emotional Imbalance * Brain fog * Sudden urges to urinate * Ringing in the ears * Difficulty breathing * Heart issues * High blood pressure How your body detoxifies Phase 1: bagging up all the trash Phase 2: taking the bags of trash out into the trash receptacles Phase 3: the trash man takes it away to the landfills Routes of detoxification * Liver/Gallbladder/Colon – Feces * Kidney/Bladder – Urine * Lungs – Breathing Secondary route – skin
December 4, 2015
Episode 19: SB277 with Dr. Tyson Perez Part 2
This episode is part 2 of the conversation we’re having with Dr. Tyson Perez on the topic of SB277. Show Notes * Are pediatricians to blame for pushing vaccines? * Now that SB277 has passed, what’s going to happen in California? * What should people who oppose SB277 do? * Referendum * Options for homeschooling * Other loopholes for exemption * Tips for parents who want to vaccinate their child * * Vaccines & eradicating diseases * Book: Dissolving Illusions * Google topic: Cutter Incident * Dr. Tyson’s recommendation for health * Dutch Hunger Winter & 9/11 effects on pregnancy  Dr. Tyson Perez clinic:
July 7, 2015
Episode 18: SB277 discussion with Dr. Tyson Perez Part 1
The choice on whether or not a parent would vaccinate their child has been taken away in the state of California after the passing of SB277. What are the ramifications of this? Listen to this episode as we speak with Chiropractic Pediatrician Dr. Tyson Perez on this topic.
July 3, 2015
Episode 17: Chiropractic Part 1
In this episode we talk about the history of Chiropractic, the principles it was founded upon and what is it really that Chiropractors do. We often thing of Chiropractors as neck & low pain doctors, which we are absolutely great at, but the spinal adjustment does much more than remove pain… Show Notes: * 1800s – Health scams * No standardized medical education curriculum * Louis Pasteur * Antoine Bechamp * 1847 AMA formed * 1849 AMA organizes a board to debunk “quack” remedies * 1901 JD Rockefeller started the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research * 1906 A list of unacceptable medical schools were compiled * 1910 Flexner Report published (funded by the Carnegie foundation) coordinated by Abraham Flexner * 1895 (September 18) DD Palmer delivers the first Chiropractic adjustment to Harvey Lillard * Subluxation is the cause of all disease. The subluxation is caused by 3 things: trauma, poisons & autosuggestion * Universal Intelligence & Innate Intelligence * 1963 AMA creates “Committee on Quackery” * 1966 AMA calls Chiropractic “unscientific cult” * 1976 Chester Wilk sues AMA, September 1987 “Wilks” case won against the AMA for Antitrust lawsuit * What is it that Chiropractors actually do… * Winsor Autopsies – curvatures of the spine adversely affects the sympathetic nervous system, abnormal spinal curvatures precede organic visceral diseases, postural distortions causing sympathetic dysfunction can be treated with fulcrum-assisted reversal (adjustment) of the postural distortion. * Chiropractic & 1918 flu    
June 12, 2015
Episode 16: A Day in the life of Dr. Mike
A frequently asked question I get is “hey doc…what does your typical day look like…and what do you do?” Well here is my answer to that question!
June 5, 2015
Episode 15: On Air with Ella – Top 10 tips for Health & Wellness
Welcome back to the WhaddupDoc University podcast Season 2!  In this episode we hear from Ella from “On Air with Ella.” Listen in as she gives you the top 10 tips for health & wellness for the busy person.  Show Notes: * We all lead busy lives and we let oftentimes let their health go * The average American chooses a life of being complacent, which often leads to disease * You are not designed to “sloth” through life. You are designed for a PURPOSE * There is no such thing as WORK – LIFE balance…learn how to manage it * Learn the Top 10 tips to health & wellness * * On Air with Ella Facebook page Books mentioned: Little Sugar Addicts  
May 29, 2015
Episode 14: Tom Malterre “Elimination Diet, Gut Health, Vaccines”
You may have not been aware that many of your health ailments stem from a reaction that’s occurring from what you’re eating! Expert nutritionist Tom Malterre explains how a simple “Elimination Diet” can work wonders for your health. In this episode you’ll learn about the importance of gut health, the basics of the elimination diet, vaccines and much more! Show Notes: * How to boost your immune system? * Do we really have a 6th sense? * Why you shouldn’t really take antibiotics if you can help it? * Gut/Brain balance * What is the elimination diet? * Allergies vs Intolerances vs Sensitivities * Vaccines, Measles outbreak, Autism * Top 3 things to get your health back * Vitamin D chart GET THE SHOPPING LIST I RECOMMEND TO ALL MY PATIENTS Books mentioned: The Epidemic of Absence The Elimination Diet – Whole Life Nutrition Tweetable Quotes    
April 1, 2015
Episode 13: Dr. Jeff Spencer “The Champion’s Blueprint”
Success is not a solo sport and Dr. Jeff Spencer, former Olympic athlete & world renown Chiropractor, knows first hand. Having worked with the elite athletes and business people all around the world, Dr. Jeff has distilled a simple formula to get you to success and help you stay there. In this episode learn about: * Why talent alone is not enough for success * What the Champion’s Blueprint is * How To Get Predictable Results In Anything And Avoid Preventable Problems, Regardless Of The Size Or Scope Of Your Ambition * Why Athletes like Tiger Woods & Alex Rodriguez’s “dip” is not about physical technique * How you can become a champion
March 25, 2015
Episode 12: Follow Up Friday 4
Show notes FDA says it’s safe to consume genetically engineered apples & potatoes Should Alternative remedies carry a health warning? 5 Tips to reduce stress Shout Outs Hal Elrod
March 21, 2015
Episode 11: The Miracle Morning with Hal Elrod
Mornings…ah, the time to push the snooze button and get your last minutes of shut-eye! Most people dread the mornings. In this episode you’ll learn why your mornings and specifically what you do in your morning routine will have a huge impact upon your day. Today’s guest is Hal Elrod. * Learn the 6 steps to having a miracle morning (this can be done in 7-10 minutes for busy people). * The 3 phases of a 30 day transfrormation * Why some people are propelled by a setback, and why others aren’t. Join the Miracle Morning Community:  Order the book now!
March 18, 2015
Episode 10: Follow Up Friday…Let’s go retire
Articles Reviewed Can dementia be prevented with nutrition? Can your personality determine how long you’ll live? The top 5 best states to retire Shout Outs Dr. Randy Frank Dr. Jeff Spencer
March 14, 2015
Episode 9: Digestive Enzymes
Digestion is one of the most important steps in your overall health, but this is the place most often overlooked. So many people are suffering from faulty digestion and not doing the proper things to help get their digestion back on track. In this episode you’ll learn why you need to get your digestion back on track and how to do it.  [convertkit form=4873877] Show Notes * What happens to your digestion as you age * Why you need digestive enzymes to enhance your health * What happens when your body doesn’t digest properly * What things are linked to faulty digestion * The 3 pools of enzymes * How you can optimize your digestion using digestive enzymes    
March 9, 2015
Episode 8: Follow Up Friday 2
Just spent a week in Cancun and on the flight over I read an article about “professional cuddling.” Yeah, you read that right! Listen to this episode as we recap this week. Articles McDonalds will now use antibiotic free chicken in their nuggets. Voting with your dollars works ( 9/11 impacts health of Utahns. Stress from news can impact your health. Watch what you feed your mind ( Professional cuddling. The need for physical contact is essential to your health. ( Shoutouts
March 6, 2015
Episode 7: Nutritious meals made easy with GreenChef
If you’re like me, you want to be healthy, but you don’t want it to be too difficult, right?! One thing that I don’t like is shopping for groceries. But I know how important it is to get nutritious foods as a part of your health regimen. Well GreenChef is making things easy for you by delivering great nutritious foods right to your doorstep. In this episode: * Hear from CEO of GreenChef Michael Johnson * Learn about their service and how it can benefit your health Show Notes Pre-measured and prepped ingredients. Easy-to-master, original recipes. Typically ready in 30 minutes or less All Certified organic, non-GMO No synthetic pesticides. No genetically modified organisms. No artificial ingredients. No growth hormones or antibiotics. Tasty, balanced meals 450-750 calories per serving GreenChef wants to give you a week for free. This is exactly what we did so that we could see if this would be something we’d want to do. (You just pay for the shipping which is like $9). So click on the link below and get your first week for free! Get your first week of GreenChef Free
March 4, 2015
Episode 6: Tracking your nutrition with MyFitnessPal
Having a plan and keeping track of your progress are a few keys to attaining your health goals. MyFitnessPal has made this super easy for you. Listen to this episode as we talk to the Elle Penner, spokesperson for MyFitnessPal, on what this FREE app can do for you! Show Notes 1:00 – Introduction to Elle Penner 2:42 – What is MyFitnessPal? [4:00] – Food Database [6:00] – Why should someone use MFP? [8:50] – Other uses for MFP besides tracking for weight loss [9:55] – Link MFP with your “activity tracker” (i.e. Fitbit, Garmin, etc) [12:36] – Who is this app best for? [15:30] – How important is being part of a “community” for health? MFP community [16:53] – 3 Tips on how to get the best experience out of using the app [20:00] – UA & MFP partnership [21:10] – Closing remarks Download MyFitnessPal Next Episode… We interview Michael Johnson (CEO) of GreenChef.
March 2, 2015
Episode 5: Follow Up Friday – What not to feed your kids & Warren Buffet’s diet
Articles: 15 foods a nutritionist refuses to eat School Lunches 10 process foods never to feed your children Warren Buffet’s diet Podcasts to listen to: The Model Health Show On Air with Ella Underground Wellness Inspire to Win Achieve Your Goals
February 28, 2015
Episode 4: All about pH and it’s effects on your body part 1
In this episode you’ll learn about: * What is pH * How pH affects your cells * How pH affects your physiology * Does Ionized Alkaline Water work? * 7 tips to balance your pH levels [convertkit form=4873874] Show Notes [1:44] – The discovery of pH. Measured the concentration of Hydrogen ions [H+]. Logarithmic scale going from 0 to 14. [4:05] – What effect does pH have upon cellular function? pH has a vast impact upon your health. The extracellular fluid becomes more acidic due to natural metabolism. [8:40] – How your body generates energy. Food turns into energy. 14:00 – Your cell is like a car. “Banana in the tail pipe” (Beverly Hills Cop) [16:20] – How does your body balance pH naturally? 18:35 – pH Effects on body (What’s happening during FOOD to ATP reaction) [19:00] – pH becomes more acidic as temperature increases [19:50] – The measurement of blood pH is really more accurately described as arterial pH [20:20] – The body is always tending more towards acidity. 21:30 – Primary way your body balances out pH: respiration (breath out carbon dioxide, breathes in oxygen) 22:10 – Secondary way your body balances out pH: Alkaline minerals (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium) which should come primarily from your diet. 23:30 – Tertiary way your body balances out pH: Alkaline reserves (bones, muscles, teeth) this is the last resort. [24:30] – What happens when you’ve exhausted all 3 resources: pH & extracellular immune function (J. leukocyte biol Apr 2001) pH and Immune system 27:39 – Diabesity [28:00] – Patients suffering from chronic health diseases all had one thing in common: metabolic acidosis 29:30 – Insulin binding affected by extracellular pH Diabetes Aug 1985 (Low pH and ketoacids induce insulin receptor binding) [35:00] – how to keep your pH balanced [36:18] – The 7 tips to balance out your pH (what I use in clinical practice) * Proper breathing * Proper hydration * Decrease toxin load * Proper diet * Get the lymphatics moving * Balance out body electrics * Alkalizing supplements & proteolytic enzymes  
February 26, 2015
Episode 3: Find your muse to balance your brain
In today’s episode we learn from Trevor Coleman, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, of Muse biofeedback therapy a “brain sensing headband.” Listen in on what he has to say about this amazing technology. Show Notes [1:00] – Trevor Coleman (Co-founder & Chief Product Officer) introduction [1:50] – How Muse got started [2:30] – Hot tub jets controlled with your mind [3:25] – What is Muse? R&D for 3 years, finally went to market in July of 2014 [4:15] – What is EEG biofeedback therapy? How do you use Muse [7:30] – How long does it take to see noticeable benefits? [8:50] – Is this like Minority Report? How muse can improve your workflow and production. [11:25] – What else can Muse help…obesity epidemic help? [13:30] – ADHD/Anxiety help? [15:40] – Biofeedback as an alternative to pharmaceutical intervention? [16:20] – How easy is it to use for the average, non-techy person? [18:40] – Scatter Brain! [19:18] – The vision & goal of Interaxon [21:18] – Closing remarks from Trevor (reach out to them) [22:42] – Closing remarks from Dr. Mike [23:11] – Get your Muse headbands below! [24:00] – Next week’s episode preview: Balancing your body’s pH levels   Get your muse biofeedback therapy here   References: Next Episode: We’re going to dive into the world of pH! This will be a 2 part podcast talking about pH and how it affects your body.
February 26, 2015
Episode 2: How toxins affect your health part 2
Here’s the second part to the podcast on how toxins in your body make you sick. Show Notes * Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) in our homes everywhere * EPA had to drill over a mile down into the ice core in order to find ice that was not toxin laden * Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Fibromyalgia * Increase in migraine headaches * Toxins affect cravings * Read labels to become conscious about what you’re putting in your body and what you surround yourself with * Dr. Sherry Rogers – need to boost glutathione in your body, any foods that contain sulfur (onion, garlic). * Nutrition for Detoxification: Vitamin A,C,E, Alpha Lipoic Acid, N-acetylcysteine is a great supplement to take. L-carnitine helps to increase mitochondrial function. * Water filtration system to clean out your water – pharmaceuticals in your water * Flouride free toothpaste (flouride is a halogen) * Shampoos, Lotions – need to be “paraben” free * Average American is exposed to about 4000 different chemicals just in the morning before they even leave the house * Organic Green Drink – use everyday * Low heat cooking * Organic as much as possible * Never go “cold turkey” when detoxification. Slow tapering on your detoxification. * Specific colors can stimulate digestion, that’s why fast food chains typically choose the same color scheme (red, orange, yellow). * Brain fitness program & neuroplasticity Next Episode – Muse “Hacking your Brain” Next week we bring you Muse, a company that has developed a headband that can monitor your brainwave activity. By “seeing” your brainwave activity you’ll be able to then consciously control your brain activity. Ever notice yourself being “distracted” from a task at hand, or reading a couple pages of a book and then not being able to remember what you just read? Well you’ll love Muse and what it has to offer. Stay tuned!
February 24, 2015
Episode 1: How toxins affect your health part 1
Here’s an interview that I was featured on another podcast. Here I talk about how environmental toxins affect our health.  Show Notes * My story on how I got involved in functional medicine * A brief history of Chiropractic * *The site she mentions is my old website (new clinic site is * Bioaccumulation of toxins – “slow poisoning” * 1998 1.2 billion lbs of toxins were dumped into our environment * Plastics leeching chemicals like BPA * Our current healthcare system is designed for emergent care, not chronic degenerative diseases * Pesticides account for about 70% of the endocrine damage in our society, causes massive changes in our hormonal balance * Pesticides mimic your hormones, thereby creating abnormal physiology * Pesticides cause a large imbalance in estrogen/progesterone Stay tuned for part 2…how the environmental toxins affect your health  
February 20, 2015
Episode 0: The Science of Weight Loss
We’re being plagued in our world with an epidemic of obesity. We need to do something about this (obviously) and I think many are thinking the same thing. Many have tried dieting, fad supplements and workout regimens, but the problem still persists. We’re on information overload! Here’s an interview I did explaining the science of weight loss… The 4 Pillars of Weight Loss: 1. Re-balance your hormones 2. Re-balance your pH 3. Re-balance your gut 4. Re-balance your lifestyle Resources (The Studies Referenced in the training): Irvingia & Obesity Irvingia & Cissus Leptin and Irvingia Leptin & obesity Irvingia Leptin The Gut Microbiome Influences Whether Or Not You’re Fat Alkaline Diet and Implications on Health Impaired insulin binding to isolated adipocytes in experimental dia.. Pure and Immune system 5-HTP & Obesity Stress & Obesity Whey Protein Increases immune response  
February 10, 2015