Winning is hard. Whether it's coming in first place in a race or making it to the end of a marathon, winning takes a lot of effort. In an age of Instagram life coaches, TikTok motivation accounts, “Alpha” and “Winner” influencers, there are a lot of external forces that can make you feel that the path to winning is one dimensional, “have it or you don't” situation. Dr. Jeff Brown is here to change that. Dr. Jeff Brown is the Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and the Psychologist for the Boston Marathon Medical Team (and a first responder during the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings), as well as a member of Runner's World magazine's Scientific Advisory Board, where he's taken a scientific approach to understanding how to win. Co-authoring the book “The Winner's Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success,” Dr. Brown traveled across the world to hear the stories of some of the greatest high performers in the world, from musician B.B. King and Olympian Kerri Strung, to FBI agents, fighter pilots, and even high-altitude window washers. Dr. Brown believes that everyone is capable of achieving a winner's brain, because it's a skill that you can train your mind to adopt. Empowering your people to be able to adopt a winner's brain is critical for any manager creating a high performance working environment. And plus, who doesn't want a few more wins in their life? This is definitely another episode you're not going to want to miss, so with that…let's bring it in!
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Of the millions of people working in STEM fields in the U.S., only 9% are Black, according to the Pew Research Center. Those numbers are "unchanged" since 2016.How can efforts around “inclusivity” in these fields go farther? Environmental scientist Dr. Nyeema Harris has written about the importance of Blackology.“Blackologists are not simply scholars that are Black but, rather, are scholars who deliberately leverage and intersect Blackness into advancing knowledge production," she writes.Dr. Harris joins us to discuss how this approach is applied to environmental science and so many other disciplines.Plus, public health professor Dr. Ijeoma Opara discusses her work to reduce racial health disparities, and to "strengthen the pipeline of Black youth to the field of public health research."GUESTS: Dr. Ijeoma Opara: Assistant Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Nursing Dr. Nyeema Harris: Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation, Yale School of the Environment Cat Pastor contributed to this episode which originally aired February 24.Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In this week's podcast episode, we talked with Dr. Katherine Unverferth on Menopause, anxiety, and mental health. We covered the below topics: How do we define peri-menopause and menopause? What causes menopause? Why do some have more menopausal symptoms than others? Why do some people report rapid rises in anxiety (and even panic disorder) during menopause. Is the increase in anxiety with menopause biological, physiological, or psychological? Why do some people experience mood differences or report the onset of depression during menopause? What treatments are avaialble to help those who are suffering from menopause (or perimenopause) and anxiety and depression? Welcome back, everybody. I am so happy to have you here. We are doing another deep dive into sexual health and anxiety as a part of our Sexual Health and Anxiety Series. We first did an episode on sexual anxiety or sexual performance anxiety. Then we did an episode on arousal and anxiety. That was by me. Then we did an amazing episode on sexual side effects of antidepressants with Dr. Aziz. And then last week, we did another episode by me basically going through all of the sexual intrusive thoughts that often people will have, particularly those who have OCD. This week, we are deep diving into menopause and anxiety. This is an incredibly important episode specifically for those who are going through menopause or want to be trained to understand what it is like to go through menopause and how menopause impacts our mental health in terms of sometimes people will have an increase in anxiety or depression. This week, we have an amazing guest coming on because this is not my specialty. I try not to speak on things that I don't feel confident talking about. This week, we have the amazing Dr. Katherine Unverferth. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at The David Geffen School of Medicine and she also serves as the Director of the Women's Life Center and Medical Director of the Maternal Mental Health Program. She is an expert in reproductive psychiatry, which is why we got her on the show. She specializes in treating women during periods of hormonal transitions in her private practice in Santa Monica. She lectures and researches and studies areas on postpartum depression, antenatal depression, postpartum psychosis, premenstrual dysphoric disorder—which we will cover next week, I promise; we have an amazing guest talking about that—and perimenopausal mood and anxiety disorders. I am so excited to have Dr. Unverferth on the show to talk about menopause and the collision between menopause and anxiety. You are going to get so much amazing information on this show, so I'm just going to head straight over there. Again, thank you so much to our guest. Let's get over to the show. Kimberley: Welcome. I am so honored to have Dr. Katherine Unverferth with us talking today about menopause and anxiety. Thank you for coming on the show. Dr. Katie: Of course. Thanks for having me. HOW DO WE DEFINE PERI-MENOPAUSE AND MENOPAUSE? Kimberley: Okay. I have a ton of questions for you. A lot of these questions were asked from the community, from our crew of people who are really wanting more information about this. We've titled it Menopause and Anxiety, but I want to get really clear, first of all, in terms of the terms and whether we're using them correctly. Can you first define what is menopause, and then we can go from there? Dr. Katie: Definitely. I think when you're talking about menopause, you also have to think about perimenopause. Menopause is defined as the time after the final menstrual period. Meaning, the last menstrual period somebody has. It can only be defined retrospectively, so you typically only know you're in menopause a year after you've had your final menstrual period. But that's the technical definition—after the final menstrual period, it's usually defined one year after. Perimenopause is the time leading up to that where people have hormonal changes. Sometimes they have vasomotor symptoms, they can have mood changes, and that period typically lasts about four years but varies. I think that people often know that they're getting close to menopause because of the perimenopausal symptoms they might be experiencing. Kimberley: Okay. How might somebody know they're going into perimenopause? I think that's how you would say you go into it. Is that right? Dr. Katie: Yeah. You start experiencing it there. I don't know if there's a specific term. Kimberley: Sure. How would one know they're moving in that direction? Dr. Katie: Typically, we look for a few different things. One of the earliest signs is menstrual cycle changes. As someone enters perimenopause, their menstrual cycle starts to lengthen, whereas before, it might have been a normal 28-day cycle. Once it lengthens to greater than seven days, over 35 days, we would start to think of someone might be in perimenopause because it's lengthened significantly from their baseline before. Other symptoms that are really consistent with perimenopause are vasomotor symptoms. Most women who go through perimenopause will have these. These are hot flashes or hot flushes—those are synonyms for the same experience—and night sweats. Hot flashes, as the name describes what it is, they last about two to four minutes. It's a feeling of warmth that typically begins in the chest or the head and spreads outward, often associated with flushing, with sweating that's followed by a period of chills and sometimes anxiety. The night sweats are hot flashes but in the middle of the night when someone is sleeping, so it can be very disruptive to sleep. That combination of the menstrual cycle changes plus these vasomotor symptoms is typically how we define perimenopause or how we diagnose perimenopause. Once someone is later in perimenopause, when they're getting closer to their final menstrual period, often they'll skip menstrual cycles altogether, so it might be 60 days in between having bleeding. Whereas before, it was a more regular period of time. I think one of the defining features too is hormonal fluctuations during those times. But interestingly, there's not much clinical utility to getting the blood test to check hormone levels because they can vary wildly from cycle to cycle. Overall, what we do see is that certain hormones increase, others decrease, and that probably contributes to some of the symptoms that we see around that time as well. Kimberley: Right, which is so interesting because I think that's why a lot of people come to me and I try to only answer questions I'm skilled to answer. Those symptoms can very much mimic anxiety. I know we'll get into that very soon, but that's really interesting—this idea of hot flashes. I always remember coming home to my mom from school and she was actually in the freezer, except for her feet. It was one of those door freezers. So, I understand the heat that they're feeling, this hot flash, it's a full body hot flash stimulant like someone may have if they're having a panic attack maybe. Dr. Katie: Exactly. There are lots of interesting studies really looking at the overlap of menopausal panic attacks and hot flashes too. There's a lot of this research that's really trying to suss out what comes first in perimenopause because we know that anxiety predisposes someone to hot flashes and it can predispose someone to panic attacks, which is interesting. It seems like there's this common denominator there. But I think that that's a really interesting thing that hopefully we'll get into this overlap between the two. WHAT AGE DOES SOMEONE GET PERIMENOPAUSE AND MENOPAUSE? Kimberley: I'm guessing this is something I'm moving towards as well. What age groups, what ages does this usually start? What's the demographics for someone going into perimenopause and menopause? Dr. Katie: The average age of menopause is 51, and then people spend about four years in perimenopause. Late 40s would be a typical time to start perimenopause. Basically, any age after 40, when someone's having these symptoms, they're likely in perimenopause. If it happens before the age of 40 where someone's having menstrual cycle abnormalities and they're having these vasomotor symptoms, that might be a sign of primary ovarian insufficiency. It used to be called premature ovarian failure, but that would be a sign that they should probably go see a doctor and get checked out. If it's after 40, it's very likely that they're having perimenopausal symptoms. Kimberley: Okay. What causes this to happen? What are the shifts that happen in people's bodies that lead someone into this period of their life? Dr. Katie: I think there are a lot of things that are going on. I think it's really important to emphasize that menopause is a natural part of aging. That this isn't some abnormal process. Nothing is wrong. It's a natural part of aging. It can still be very uncomfortable, I think. But basically, over time, a woman's eggs decline and the follicles that help these eggs develop also develop less. There's this decline in the functioning of the ovaries. There are a few reasons this might be. There are some studies that show that blood flow to the ovaries is reduced as a result of aging, so maybe that makes them function a little bit less. The follicles that remain in the ovaries are probably aging, and then the follicles, which are still there, also might not be the healthiest of follicles, which is why they weren't used earlier. There's this combination of things that leads to these very significant hormonal changes that start around perimenopause. The first of these is an increase in follicle-stimulating hormone. Follicle-stimulating hormone is released by the pituitary and encourages the ovaries to develop follicles. That increases over time because the follicles aren't developing in the same way. It's like the pituitary is trying harder and harder to get them to work. At the same time as these, as the follicles and ovaries are aging, what we see is that the ovaries produce less estrogen and progesterone overall. But there's still these wild fluctuations that are happening. FSH is going up, but it's fluctuating up; estrogen and progesterone are going down, but they're fluctuating down. It's these really big shifts that seem to cause a lot of the symptoms that we associate with this time. WHY DO SOME HAVE MORE MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS THAN OTHERS? Kimberley: Is there a reason why some people have more symptoms than others? Is it your genetic component or is there a hormonal component? What's your experience? Dr. Katie: I think there are lots of different reasons and we probably need more research in this area. There are definitely genetic components that influence it. For example, we know that women who have family members who went through menopause earlier are likely to go through menopause themselves earlier. There's some genetic thing that's influencing the interplay of factors. I think we know that there are certain lifestyles. There are certain behaviors, like certain behaviors in someone's life that can influence, I think, their symptoms. We know that smoking, obesity, having a more sedentary lifestyle can impact vasomotor symptoms. I think some really interesting research looks at the psychological influences here. We know that women who have higher levels of neuroticism, when they go through perimenopause, have more anxiety and mood changes associated with it. People who have higher levels of somatic anxiety, coming into this perimenopausal transition, can also have a tougher time. I think that makes sense when we think about someone with somatic anxiety. They're going to be very, very attuned to these small changes in their body. During perimenopause, there are these huge changes that are happening in your body. That can trigger, I think, a lot of anxiety and a focus on the symptoms. I think with vasomotor symptoms specifically, like hot flashes and hot flashes specifically, night sweats, not quite as much, we know that there are these psychological characteristics that probably perpetuate and worsen hot flashes. When someone has a hot flash, it's certainly uncomfortable for most people. But the level of distress can be very different. They've looked at the cognitions that occur when people have hot flashes and at some point, people believe like, “Oh, this is very embarrassing, this is very shameful.” That doesn't help them process it. They might believe, “This is never going to go away. I can't cope with it.” That's also not going to help. I think that's really a target for cognitive behavioral therapy to help people during this time. Kimberley: It just makes me think too, as somebody who has friends going through this, and you can please correct me, what I've noticed is there's also a grief process that goes along with it too, like it's another flag in terms of being flown, in terms of I'm aging. I've also heard, but maybe you have more to say about people feeling like it makes them less feminine. Is that your experience too, or is that just my experience of what I've heard? Dr. Katie: No, I agree. I think in my clinical experience, people go through it in a lot of different ways. I think that there is this grief. I think it can bring out a lot of existential anxiety. It is a sign that you are getting older. This can bring up a lot of these questions like, who am I? What's my purpose? Where am I going? But I think it's really important to remind women that we're not defined by our reproductive functioning. I think that that's something that people forget. Were you less of a woman when you were 15 or when you were 10 maybe and you hadn't gone through puberty? You're still the same person. But I do think that there's a lot of cultural stress around this, and I think there are a lot of complexities around the way society sees aging women. I think that those are cultural issues that need to be fixed, but not necessarily a problem within the woman themselves. WHAT CAUSES MENOPAUSE AND ANXIETY SYMPTOMS? Kimberley: That's really helpful to know and understand. Okay, let's talk about if I could get a little more understanding of this relationship with anxiety. Maybe you can be clearer with me so that I understand it. Is it more of what we're saying in terms of like, it's the chicken and the egg? Is that what you mean in terms of people who have anxiety tend to have more symptoms, but then those symptoms can create more anxiety and it's like a snowball? Or is that not true for everybody? Can you explain how that works? Dr. Katie: With regard to the perimenopausal period, what I think researchers are trying to figure out is, do vasomotor symptoms, like hot flashes, lead to anxiety and panic, or do anxiety and panic worsen the vasomotor symptoms? We don't have a lot of information there. Part of it is because it's difficult to study. Because when you're doing symptom checklists, there's a lot of overlap between a hot flash and a panic attack. It's just been difficult, I think, to suss out in research. I think what we do know is there was one study that showed that people who have higher levels of anxiety are five times more likely to report hot flashes than women with anxiety in the normal range. Whether or not the anxiety is necessarily causing it, I do think that there's probably some perpetuation of like, I think that the anxiety is perpetuating the hot flashes, which perpetuates the anxiety. We just don't know exactly where it starts. MENOPAUSE & PANIC ATTACKS But I mean, if we just think about it for a second, if we think about what's common between them, I think that both panic attacks and hot flashes have a quick onset. They have a spontaneous onset, a rapid peak, they can be provoked by anxiety, they can include changes in temperature, like feelings of heat and sweating. They can have these palpitations, they can have this shortness of breath, nausea. And then it's very common that panic is reported during hot flashes, and hot flashes can be reported during panic. I think there's this interplay that we're trying to figure out. I think what's interesting too is that common antidepressants can treat both panic and hot flashes, which is not something that probably everybody knows. There are probably different reasons that they're treating each of them, but it is still just this other place where there is this overlap. Kimberley: Okay. That's really interesting. One thing that really strikes me is I actually have a medical condition called postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome (POTS), and you get really dizzy. I'm an Anxiety Specialist, so I can be good at pulling apart what is what, but it is very hard. You have to really be mindful to know the difference in the moment because let's say I have this whoosh of dizziness. My mind immediately first says I'm having a panic attack, which makes you panic. I'm assuming someone with that whoosh of maybe a hot flash has that same thing where your amygdala, I'm guessing, is immediately going to be like, “Yeah, we're having a panic attack. This is where we're going.” That makes a lot of sense to me. Now, some people also have reported to me that their anxiety has made them-- and again we have to understand what causes what, and we don't understand it, but how does that spread into their daily life? What I've heard is people say, “I don't feel like I can leave the house because what if I have a hot flash, which creates then a panic attack,” or “It's embarrassing to have a hot flash. You sweat and your clothes are all wet and so forth.” Do you have a common example of how that also shows up for people? Dr. Katie: Yeah. I think that what you were alluding to is this behavioral avoidance that can happen. We can see that with panic attacks where people sometimes develop agoraphobia, fear of being in certain places. Sometimes they don't want to leave their home. I think with hot flashes, we do also see this behavioral avoidance when people especially tend to find them very distressing. They catastrophize it when they happen. They worry about social shaming. That avoidance, I think, the way that we understand anxiety is that if you have an anxiety and then you change your behaviors as a result of that anxiety, that tends to perpetuate the anxiety. That's one of the targets of cognitive behavioral therapy for hot flashes, is really trying to unwind some of this behavioral avoidance. Also, we know that temperature changes can trigger hot flashes. Unfortunately, it looks like strong positive and strong negative emotion can trigger hot flashes, just feeling any end of the spectrum. There are certain other triggers that can trigger hot flashes. I think that it's just this discomfort and this fear of having a hot flash that I think really generalizes the anxiety during this time. HORMONES, ANXIETY, & MENOPAUSE There's also this interesting hormonal component too that's being studied as well. We've talked a little bit about progesterone. But in reproductive psychiatry, we really focus on this metabolite of progesterone called allopregnanolone. I think this is interesting because allopregnanolone is a metabolite of progesterone. We know that progesterone is going like this, up and up and down during this time. Allopregnanolone works on this receptor that tends to have very calming effects. Other things that work at this receptor are benzodiazepines like Xanax and Ativan or alcohol. It has this calming effect. But when it's going like this, it's calming and then it's not, and then it's calming and then it's not, up and down rollercoaster. There's some thought that that specifically might contribute to anxiety during this time. It can be more generalized. It's not always just related to hot flashes, even though we've been more specific on that. It can be the same as anxiety at any point in anyone else's life, like ruminative thoughts, worry, intrusive thoughts, just this general discomfort. I think this is a really exciting area of research where we're looking at ways to modulate this pathway to help women cope better. There are studies looking at progesterone metabolites to see if they can be helpful with mood changes during this time. Kimberley: Interesting. Let's work through it. As a clinician, if someone presents with anxiety, what I would usually do is do an inventory of the behaviors that they do in effort to reduce or remove that anxiety or uncertainty that they feel. And then we practice purposely returning to those behaviors. Exposure and so forth. From what you understand, would you be doing the same with the hot flashes or is there a balance between, there will be sometimes where you will go in purposely or go out and live your life whether you have a hot flash or not? How do we balance that from a clinical standpoint? Even as a clinician, I'm curious to know. As a clinician, what would I encourage my client to do? Would it be like our normal response of, “Come on, let's just do it, let's face all of our fears,” or is there a bit of a balance here that we move towards? Dr. Katie: It's more of a balance. I think one of the important things is that what you want to do-- I think the focus is on the cognition here a little bit. I'm not familiar and I don't think that exposure to hot flashes is intentionally triggering hot flashes repeatedly, like sometimes we do in panic disorders is part of this. What I understand from the protocol is that it's really looking at the unhelpful cognitions that relate to menopause, aging, and vasomotor symptoms. This idea of like, everybody is looking at me when I'm having a hot flash, this is so shameful. Or maybe it goes further, like no one will like me anymore. Who knows exactly where it can go? We know that when people have cognitive distortions, it's not really based on rational thinking. I think other part is you work on monitoring and modifying hot flash triggers, so it feels more in your control like temperature changes and doing those things. I think other things that you do is there's some evidence for diaphragmatic breathing to help with the management of hot flashes. You teach someone those skills. I think your idea is you want to get them back out there and living their life despite the hot flashes, and also just education. This isn't going to last forever. Yes, this is uncomfortable, but everybody goes through this. This is a normal part of aging. Also encouraging them to seek treatment if they need it. In addition to therapy, we know that there are medications that can help with this. If the hot flashes are impacting their life in a significant way or very distressing to them, go see a reproductive psychiatrist or go see an OB-GYN who can talk to you about the different options to really treat what's coming up. Kimberley: Right. That's helpful. I want to quickly just add on to that with your advice. I think what you're saying is when we come from an anxiety treatment model, we are looking at exposure, but when it comes to someone who's going through this real life, like their actual symptoms aren't imagined, they're there, it's okay for them to modify to not be going to hot saunas and so forth that we know that they're going to be triggered, but just to do the things that get them back to their daily functioning, but it is still okay for them. I think what I'm trying to say is it's still okay for them to be doing some accommodation of the symptoms of perimenopause, but not accommodation of the anxiety. Is that where we draw the line? Dr. Katie: I think that's a really good way of explaining it. DEPRESSION AND MENOPAUSE Kimberley: All right. The other piece of this is as important, which is how depression impacted here. Can you share a little bit how mood changes can be impacted by perimenopause? Dr. Katie: Definitely. We know that there's a significant increase in not only the onset of a new depression, but also recurrence of prior depressive episodes during perimenopause. It's probably related to the changing levels of hormones, but also, I think what we've alluded to and what we have to acknowledge is there are big life changes that are happening around this time as well. I think cultural views of aging, I think a lot of times people have changes in their relationships, their partners. Their libido can change. There's so many moving parts that they think that also contributes to it. But specifically with regard to perimenopausal depression, we categorize this in the reproductive subtype of depression. At these different periods of hormonal transition, certain women are prone to have a depressive episode. We know that that's true during normal cycling. For example, premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD is a reproductive subtype of depression. People sometimes get depressed in those two weeks before their period and then feel fine during the week of their period or the week after. During the luteal phase, they experience depression. We know that that group of women also is at increased risk for perinatal depression, so depression during pregnancy and postpartum. And then that same group is also at risk for perimenopausal depression. What we know is that a subset of women is probably sensitive to normal levels of changing hormones, and that for them, it triggers a depressive episode. One of the biggest risk factors for depression during perimenopause is a prior history of depression. Unfortunately, the way depression works is that once you have it, you're more likely to have it in the future. For people who have had depression in their life or have specifically had depression around these times of hormonal transition, it's probably just important to keep an eye on how they're doing, make sure they have appropriate support, whether that's from a therapist or a psychiatrist, and monitor themselves closely. Kimberley: Okay. This is really helpful to know. We know that people with anxiety tend to have depression as well. Have you found those who've had previous depression or previous anxiety also have coexisting in terms of having those panic attacks and depression at the same time? Dr. Katie: That's interesting. I haven't read any research on that. It wouldn't surprise me. But I think at least for research purposes, they're separating it. I think clinically, of course, we can see it being all mixed together. But for research, it's depression or panic and they keep those separate. Kimberley: Right. One thing that just came to me in terms of just clarifying too is, I'm assuming a lot of people who have health anxiety are incredibly triggered during perimenopause as well, these symptoms that are unexplained but explained. But I'm wondering, is that also something that you commonly see in terms of they're having these symptoms and questioning whether it means something serious is happening? Has that been something that you see a lot of? Dr. Katie: Definitely. I think the first time someone has a hot flash, it can be extremely distressing. It's a very uncomfortable sensation. I think there are other changes that happen during perimenopause that, of course, I think, raise concern. We know that in addition to night sweats, people can just have general aches and pains. They can have headaches. Cognitive complaints can be very common during this time. Just this feeling of brain fog, not feeling as sharp as one used to be. They can have sleep disturbances, which can of course worsen the anxiety and the cognitive complaints, and the depression. I think there can be a myriad of symptoms. Other distressing symptoms, I'm not sure if they necessarily-- I think if you know what's going on, it's not quite as distressing, but there can be these urogenital symptoms, like vaginal dryness, vaginal burning. There can be recurrent UTIs, there can be difficulty with urination. There are this constellation of symptoms that I'm sure could trigger health anxiety in people, especially if they have preexisting health anxiety. WHAT TREATMENTS ARE AVAIALBLE TO HELP THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING FROM MENOPAUSE (OR PERIMENOPAUSE) AND ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION? Kimberley: Yeah, absolutely. Someone's listened to this episode so they're at least informed, which is wonderful. They start to see enough evidence that this may be what is going on for them. What would be the steps following that? Is it something that you just go through and like a fever, you just ride it out kind of thing? Or are there medications or treatments? What would you suggest someone do in the order as they go through it? Dr. Katie: I think it depends on what's going on and how they're experiencing it. If this is distressing, life interfering, if they're having trouble functioning, they should absolutely seek treatment. I think there are a few different things they can do depending on what's going on. For depression and anxiety, medications are the first line. Antidepressants would still be the first-line therapy there. There's some evidence for menopausal hormone therapy, but there's not really enough. There is evidence for menopausal hormone therapy, but it's not currently first line for depression or anxiety. If someone had treatment-resistant depression that came up in the perimenopausal transition, I think it's reasonable to consider menopausal hormone therapy. But currently, menopausal hormone therapy isn't really recommended for that. If someone is having distressing vasomotor symptoms with night sweats and recurrent hot flashes or hot flushes during the day, menopausal hormone therapy is a very good option. That is something to consider. They could go talk to their OB-GYN about it. Certain people will be candidates for it and other people might not. If you think it might be something you're interested in, I recommend going and speaking to your OB-GYN sooner rather than later. Antidepressants themselves can also help with vasomotor symptoms as well. They can specifically help with hot flashes and night sweats. If someone has depression and anxiety and hot flashes and night sweats, antidepressant can be a really good choice because it can help with both of those. There was a really interesting study that compared Lexapro to menopausal hormone therapy for hot flashes, for quality of life, for sleep, and for depression. Essentially, both of them helped sleep quality of life in vasomotor symptoms, but only the Lexapro helped the depression. It really just depends on what's going on. I think another thing that we've also talked about is therapy. This can be a big life transition. I think really no woman going through menopause is the same. Some people have toddlers. Some people have grown children who have just left their home. Some people are just starting their career. Some people are about to retire. Relationships can change. I think that it's really important to take what's going on in the context of a woman's life. I think therapy can be really helpful to help them process and understand what they're going through. Kimberley: Right. You had mentioned before, and I just wanted to touch on this, vaginal drying and stuff like that, which I'm sure, again, a reason for this series is just how much sexual intimacy and so forth can impact somebody's satisfaction in life or functioning or in relationships. Is that something that is also treatable with these different treatment models or is there a different treatment for that? Dr. Katie: With menopausal hormone therapy, when someone has hot flashes or these other symptoms that we were talking about, not the urogenital ones, they need to take systemic menopausal hormone therapy. They basically need estrogen and progesterone to go throughout their body. When someone is just having these urogenital symptoms, they can often use topical vaginal estrogen. It's applied vaginally. That can be really helpful for those symptoms as well. I think if that's something that someone is struggling with that they want treatment for, it's very reasonable to go talk to their OB-GYN about it because there are therapies that can be-- Kimberley: Right, that's like a cream or lotion kind of thing. Dr. Katie: Exactly. Kimberley: Interesting. Oh wow. All right. That is so helpful. We've talked about the medical piece, the medication piece. A lot of people also I see on social media mostly talk about these more-- I don't want to use the word “natural” because I don't like that word “natural.” I don't even know what word I would use, but non-medical-- Dr. Katie: Like supplements or-- Kimberley: Yeah. I know it's different for everyone and everyone listening should please seek a doctor for medical advice, but is that something that you talk about with patients or do you stick more just to the things that have been researched? What are your thoughts? Dr. Katie: I think that supplements can be helpful for some people. I don't always find that they're as effective as medications. If someone is really struggling on a day-to-day basis, I do think that using treatments that have more evidence behind them is better. I think that there are some supplements that have a little bit of evidence, but I do think that they come with their own risks. Because supplements aren't regulated by the FDA and things like that, I don't typically recommend them. I think if someone is interested in finding a more naturopathic doctor who might be able to talk to them about those things is reasonable. Kimberley: Super helpful. Is there anything that you feel like we haven't covered or that would be important for us to really drill home and make sure we point out here at the end before we finish up? Dr. Katie: I think we've covered a lot. I think that the most important thing that I really want to stress is this is a normal part of aging. This is not a disease; this is not a disease state. Also, there are treatments that can be so effective. You don't have to struggle in silence. It is not something shameful. There are clinicians who are trained, who are able to help if these symptoms are coming up. Just not being afraid to go and talk about it and go reach out for help. I think that that can be so helpful and really life-changing for some people when they get the right treatment. Kimberley: Right. Thank you. Where can we hear about you, get in touch with you, maybe seek out your services? Dr. Katie: You can find me online. I have a website. It's just www.drkatiemd.com. It's D-R-K-A-T-I-E-M-D.com. You can follow me on Instagram on the same. If you're interested to see more of my talks and lectures, I often post those on my LinkedIn page. You can follow me on LinkedIn. I think if you are personally interested in learning more about menopause, there's a really great book by an OB-GYN, her name is Dr. Jen Gunter, and it's called The Menopause Manifesto. For anybody who really wants to educate themselves about menopause and understand more about what's going on in their body and their treatments, I really recommend that book. Kimberley: Amazing. That's so good to have that resource as well. Thank you. I'm really, really honored. I know you're doing so many amazing things and running so many amazing programs. I'm so grateful for your time and your expertise on this. Dr. Katie: Of course. I'm so glad that you're doing a podcast on this. I think this is a topic that we really need more information and education out there. Kimberley: Yeah. Thank you.
We discuss the suprachoroidal delivery of a tyrosinase kinase inhibitor and a gene therapy agent for the treatment of neovascular AMD with Dr. Mark Barakat, Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Arizona School of Medicine-Phoenix.
Today, we sit down with Dr. Michelle S. Min, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at UC Irvine's School of Medicine. As a professional that specializes in dermatology-rheumatology, Dr. Min deals with a wide range of skin disorders – from psoriatic disease to lupus… Dr. Min graduated from the Boston University School of Medicine in 2016, and since then, she has continued to refine her role as both a clinician and researcher of dermatology. Wondering how her work has developed over the years? Tune in now to see for yourself! Offer: Magnesium is integral for 600+ biochemical processes in the human body. The common misconception is that consuming more magnesium will automatically improve health and well-being. The truth is that there are various forms of magnesium, each of which is essential for a variety of physiological processes. Most people are inadequate in all forms of magnesium, while even those considered "healthy" typically only ingest 1 or 2 kinds. Consuming all 7 of magnesium's primary forms is the key to accessing all its health benefits.That's why we packed 7 forms of 450mg of elemental magnesium into each serving of Wild Mag Complex. One dose a day is all you need. Learn more and grab a bottle today at WildFoods.co. Use code GENIUS for 10% off your order. Jump into the conversation now to learn about: What dermatology is, and how Dr. Min got interested in it. The most tricky types of skin disorders that dermatologists deal with. How drug-triggered rashes are treated. How technological advancements make dermatological practice easier. Want to find out more about Dr. Min and her work? Click here now! Episode also available on Apple Podcast: http://apple.co/30PvU9C
Covered in Episode 152 with Dr. Aaron Hartman:What is hypermobility and the illnesses associated with itWhy is hypermobility associated with so many different health challenges?The common symptoms of hypermobilityHow hypermobility affect Lyme and Mold illnessDr. Aaron Hartman's journey with functional medicine started when he & his wife adopted their first daughter from foster care. She has cerebral palsy & countless dietary issues. They went from specialist to specialist and, even as a physician, he felt let down & confused. His daughter's health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn't have all the answers. His wife, however, refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him to functional medicine. His daughter & other two kids began to thrive. After years in family practice, he felt called to make a dramatic shift.He now helps patients identify leverage points in key areas of their lifestyle & health that harness their body's remarkable power to heal and begin living the vibrant life they deserve. He has become the ‘go to' doctor for difficult and hard cases in central Virginia.As a clinical researcher, Dr. Hartman has been involved with over 60 clinical studies, he is the founder of the Virginia Research Center, and currently is serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine.In 2016 he founded Richmond Integrative and Functional Medicinewww.RichmondFunctionalMedicine.comwww.facebook.com/rvaintegrativewww.instagram.com/rvaintegrativehttps://twitter.com/aaronhartmanMDhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-hartmanhttps://www.youtube.com/c/AaronHartmanMDMentioned in this episode:https://www.drlisao.com/products/urinary-tract-supporthttps://crunchi.com/lisaolszewskihttps://dryfarmwines.com/healthylivingsimpleLMNT: http://elementallabs.refr.cc/lisaolszewski or https://bit.ly/drlisaolmnt Dr. Lisa's Cookbooks:https://www.drlisao.com/ketocookbooksDr. Lisa's Kick Sugar and Keto Courses:https://drlisao.com/kicksugarhttps://www.drlisao.com/ketokickstarterhttps://www.drlisao.com/ketoblueprintCheck out Dr. Lisa O's favorite things at
Today we have Dr. David Jeffcoach. Dr Jeffcoach is a Trauma and Critical Care surgeon who grew up in the Central Valley. After completing medical school at UC Davis, surgical residency in Tennessee, and trauma fellowship at UCSF-Fresno, he moved with his family to Sodo, Ethiopia where he was the Chair of Surgery and general surgery residency program director for four years at Soddo Christian Hospital. His primary fields of interest are global surgery, surgical education, and trauma systems management. He returned to Fresno and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF-Fresno. This is a wide-ranging podcast where we cover a lot of topics, but all around medicine and global health. Books: Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery Eric Metaxas The Brothers Karamosov Fyodor Dostoevsky Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
We are happy to welcome Dr. Yvonne Bohn to The Hamilton Review Podcast! Dr. Bohn is an OBGYN in Santa Monica, CA. In this conversation, Dr. Bohn covers a variety of topics including: genetic testing pre pregnancy, vaccinations and vitamins before and during pregnancy, preparing the body for pregnancy, at risk pregnancies, safe delivery and much more. Enjoy this important conversation! Yvonne Bohn M.D. is very passionate about her work, believes strongly in preventive medicine, moderation, and most importantly, being fit and eating well. She provides comprehensive health care to women of all stages of their reproductive life ranging from onset of menses, through pregnancy, menopause, and post-menopause. She offers management for contraception, menopause, diagnosing and treating pelvic tumors, infertility and provides prenatal care and delivery. Dr. Bohn initially worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at USC. Then, with two colleagues, she participated in a reality medical series called “Deliver Me” on Discovery Health and the Own Network. During that time they wrote “The Mommy Doc's Ultimate Guide to Pregnancy and Birth.” Outside of work, Dr. Bohn loves to spend time with her husband and two children. She enjoys being active and counts running, hiking, skiing, biking and among her favorite activities. She loves gardening, going to farmer's markets and making home cooked meals for family and friends. How to contact Dr. Bob: Dr. Bob on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChztMVtPCLJkiXvv7H5tpDQ Dr. Bob on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drroberthamilton/ Dr. Bob on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bob.hamilton.1656
Links from the show:* Walk through Fire: The Train Disaster that Changed America* Connect with Dr. Ali* Follow Ryan on Twitter* Leave a 5-Star rating for the showAbout my guest:Dr. Ali is a board-certified cardiologist, bestselling author, and award-winning medical writer who has published across genres and formats, including medical writing, blogging, prescriptive nonfiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. Her current book, Walk through Fire: The Train Disaster that Changed America, a narrative history of the Waverly Train Disaster of 1978 and the creation of FEMA, is now available wherever books are sold. It is a riveting, minute-by-minute account of one of the worst train explosions of the 20th century, which occurred in her own hometown of Waverly, Tennessee.As a medical writer and editor, Dr. Ali has more than 25 years of experience serving in various capacities and with multiple media. She has held the position of Chief Editor of the Atherosclerosis section of Medscape Reference Drugs and Diseases (from WebMD) for 13 years, and has been the Chief Editor of Medscape's Congenital Heart Disease section for 6 years. She served as a member of Medscape's Slideshow Advisory Board for 2 years. Dr. Ali also served as Physician Editor for MCG Health, LLC, for nearly 10 years, aiding in the creation and revision of evidence-based clinical care guidelines. She was a medical editor, writer, and CME speaker for MedStudy, specializing in the creation and revision of board review materials in the fields of internal medicine and pediatrics.In the area of health blogging, Dr. Ali served as Obesity Expert for Verywell Health for 3 years, creating the Obesity site from scratch, writing and updating hundreds of pieces of evergreen article content as well as late-breaking health news, and maintaining a weekly e-newsletter. She continues to be a medical reviewer for Verywell Health and Health.com.She has published extensively in peer-reviewed medical journals, and has been featured in Real Simple magazine, Brit + Co, WebMD, Reader's Digest, Healthline, and more. In 2015, her essay, “How a Patient Renewed My Faith in Medicine,” was a winner of Real Simple magazine's “Life Lessons” essay contest.As a medical consultant, Dr. Ali has contributed her expertise and research skills in cardiovascular medicine, clinical lipidology, and healthcare to international investment firms, medical device manufacturers, CME companies, international food and nutrition companies, law firms, medical communications firms, national disability and workers compensation insurance providers, health and wellness organizations, employee wellness programs, and clinical research ventures.She has appeared on multiple podcasts and on television, and is available for speaking engagements.Dr. Ali is also the author of the Speak for the Heart (TM) newsletter and blog, providing insights on heart health and living well.She continues to write creatively, and is currently working on a series of quotes collections, known as Quintessential Quotes Collections (TM), from LastSky Writing, LLC. Her debut novel, a medical drama entitled The View from the Cliffs, is anticipated to be released in 2024.Dr. Ali is a member of the Authors Guild, the Women's National Book Association, and the American Medical Writers Association. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and of the American College of Physicians (FACP). She is also a member of the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association, and the Tennessee Medical Association. She holds MD and MSCI (Master of Science in Clinical Investigation) degrees from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she is now an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine.You can keep up with her author news and events by subscribing to her author newsletter, and you can receive heart-health news and insights by subscribing to her Speak for the Heart newsletter. Get full access to Dispatches from the War Room at dispatchesfromthewarroom.substack.com/subscribe
Covered in this episode:What is hypermobility and the illnesses associated with itWhy is hypermobility associated with so many different health challenges?The common symptoms of hypermobilityHow hypermobility affect Lyme and Mold illnessDr. Aaron Hartman's journey with functional medicine started when he & his wife adopted their first daughter from foster care. She has cerebral palsy & countless dietary issues. They went from specialist to specialist and, even as a physician, he felt let down & confused. His daughter's health struggles forced him to confront an uncomfortable realization: Our current healthcare system doesn't have all the answers. His wife, however, refused to give up hope. She ultimately pointed him to functional medicine. His daughter & other two kids began to thrive. After years in family practice, he felt called to make a dramatic shift.He now helps patients identify leverage points in key areas of their lifestyle & health that harness their body's remarkable power to heal and begin living the vibrant life they deserve. He has become the ‘go to' doctor for difficult and hard cases in central Virginia.As a clinical researcher, Dr. Hartman has been involved with over 60 clinical studies, he is the founder of the Virginia Research Center, and currently is serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the VCU School of Medicine.In 2016 he founded Richmond Integrative and Functional Medicinewww.RichmondFunctionalMedicine.comwww.facebook.com/rvaintegrativewww.instagram.com/rvaintegrativehttps://twitter.com/aaronhartmanMDhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-hartmanhttps://www.youtube.com/c/AaronHartmanMDMentioned in this episode:https://www.drlisao.com/products/urinary-tract-supporthttps://crunchi.com/lisaolszewskihttps://dryfarmwines.com/healthylivingsimpleLMNT: http://elementallabs.refr.cc/lisaolszewski or https://bit.ly/drlisaolmnt Dr. Lisa's Cookbooks:https://www.drlisao.com/ketocookbooksDr. Lisa's Kick Sugar and Keto Courses:https://drlisao.com/kicksugarhttps://www.drlisao.com/ketokickstarterhttps://www.drlisao.com/ketoblueprintCheck out Dr. Lisa O's favorite things at drlisao.com/bioMentioned in this episode:Our New Supplement Line Has...
Young children are innately curious and enjoy learning about their world. Our school systems, though, often take the fun out of learning. In this episode, Lisa Forbes and David Thomas join us to discuss how faculty can use playful activities to make learning fun for both students and instructors. Lisa is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Counseling Program at the University of Colorado Denver. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist. Her research focuses on intensive mothering practices, gender conformity, mental health, and play and fun in teaching and learning. David is the Executive Director of Online Programs at the University of Denver and Assistant Professor Attendant in the Department of Architecture at the University of Colorado Denver. His research focuses around fun, fun objects, and the meaning of play. He is the author of numerous columns and articles on video games and, with John Sharp as co-author, of Fun, Taste and Games. Lisa and David are the co-editors of The Professors at Play PlayBook, an anthology of almost 100 play techniques developed by over 65 professors. A transcript of this episode and show notes may be found at http://teaforteaching.com.
At one time or another, every goat owner will probably be faced with external parasites on their goats, which usually means lice or mites.Dr. Michael Pesato, Assistant Clinical Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Mississippi State University, joins us to talk about the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of mites and lice in goats.While lice in goats are very common, and can be seen with the naked eye, mites are microscopic and thankfully not so common.We are also busting myths about external parasites, such as goats getting mites or lice from fresh bales of straw or hay. And we talk about why diatomaceous earth does not kill goat lice although it can kill chicken lice.See full show notes here >> https://thriftyhomesteader.com/external-parasites-in-goats/ To see the most recent episodes, visit ForTheLoveOfGoats.comThanks for listening!No one ever said raising goats was easy, but it doesn't have to cost a fortune or drive you crazy! You just need the right information. Click here to learn more about our Goats 365 membership. Or see my other goat courses in Thrifty Homesteader Academy.
On this week's episode we are here with Dr. Lora Shahine (Sha heen). She is a double board certified reproductive endocrinologist and OBGYN, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington, best selling author, mom of two, and host of the Baby or Bust podcast. Dr. Shahine is passionate about educating her community about reproductive health and providing miscarriage and infertility support. During this episode, Brianna and Dr. Shahine discuss the facts and myths surrounding fertility, infertility, and miscarriages.Lora Shahine, MD, is a double board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and OBGYN currently practicing at Pacific NW Fertility in Seattle, WA. Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Shahine graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed her training in medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California at San Francisco, and fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Stanford University. As Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Washington and Director of the Center of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss at Pacific NW Fertility, she is committed to providing excellence in patient care, teaching the next generation of women's healthcare providers, and continuing research in the fields of fertility and recurrent miscarriage. She has published over 75 peer-reviewed research projects and is an active member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Seattle Gynecology Society, and the Babyquest Fertility Grant organization. Dr. Shahine is an accomplished author her best-selling book, 'Not Broken: An Approachable Guide to Miscarriage and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss.'Whether through her research, books, lectures, or active social media presence Dr. Shahine is passionate about educating on reproductive health and supporting the fertility community.Connect with Dr. Shahine!Learn more http://drlorashahine.comConnect @drlorashahine Instagram, Tiktok, YouTube, Twitter, FacebookNewletter http://drlorashahine.com/newsletterBaby or Bust Podcast https://link.chtbl.com/babyorbust Connect with Brianna!Instagram: @mombossinaustinLinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/briannademikeFollow the Podcast on Instagram: @badassbasicbitchLove the podcast? We would love if you would leave a review!
Dr. Columbus D. Batiste is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist, Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine, and Regional Chief of Cardiology for Southern California Permanente Medical Group.In 2010, Dr. Batiste sought to break-the-cycle of prescriptions and procedures as the sole management of chronic disease and began promoting a long-term solution for his patients through nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise. In 2016 Dr. Batiste led a group that collaborated with Samsung Technologies and developed a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program utilizing a Samsung wearable. Since its launch the program, which applies the principles of lifestyle, has treated over 15,000 patients.Understanding that the health of an individual is uniquely tied to their community, Dr. Batiste collaborated on the formation of a non-profit organization called the Healthy Heart Nation. The mission of Healthy Heart Nation is to improve the health of the community by narrowing disparities in education, business, justice, and ultimately health otherwise described as social determinants of health.What we talked about:5:25- Olive oil and the impact that it has on heart health8:45- Flaxseed oil10:35- Introduction to Dr. Batiste14:40- Signs to look for ahead of heart disease17:20- When we should start seeing a cardiologist on a regular basis23:25- Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes26:45- Reversing heart disease31:05- Teaching our kids about the importance of healthy living33:00- Broken heart syndrome42:50- Wrap-upShow notes:Websites:Healthy Heart Nation Website: www.myhhn.orgPersonal Website: www.thehealthyheartdoc.org Social MediaInstagram: @healthyheartdocTwitter: @IamhealthyheartContact Stacey:firstname.lastname@example.org Theherbanfarmacy.comSchedule a call to work with me: calendly.com/theherbanfarmacyConnect with Stacey:Stacey on InstagramStacey's WebsiteJoin The Herban Farmacy Facebook GroupShop Beautycounter for Black FridayJoin as a Beautycounter advocateSandyBoy Productions Shows:Why is Everyone Yelling?The Illuminate PodcastI'll Have Another with Lindsey HeinThe Ready to Run Podcast
Of the millions of people working in STEM fields in the U.S., only 9% are Black, according to the Pew Research Center. Those numbers are "unchanged" since 2016. How can efforts around “inclusivity” in these fields go farther? Environmental scientist Dr. Nyeema Harris has written about the importance of Blackology. “Blackologists are not simply scholars that are Black but, rather, are scholars who deliberately leverage and intersect Blackness into advancing knowledge production," she writes. Dr. Harris joins us to discuss how this approach is applied to environmental science and so many other disciplines. Plus, public health professor Dr. Ijeoma Opara discusses her work to reduce racial health disparities, and to "strengthen the pipeline of Black youth to the field of public health research." GUESTS: Dr. Ijeoma Opara: Assistant Professor, Yale School of Public Health; Assistant Clinical Professor, Yale School of Nursing Dr. Nyeema Harris: Knobloch Family Associate Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation, Yale School of the Environment Support the show: http://wnpr.org/donateSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Susan B. Trachman, MD is a practicing psychiatrist with over 30 years of experience, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Clinical Associate Professor at George Washington University. Dr. Trachman is also a prolific author and a columnist at Psychology Today. Dr. Trachman grew up in the Long Island, New York Lyme belt where a passion for law and medicine grew out of a childhood interest in “learning how things worked”. She merged her two passions by focusing her medical school training and attending physician work to become the go-to doctor for “mystery cases”. In this comprehensive interview, the award-winning Dr. Tractman discusses with Tick Boot Camp: How her passion for exploring medically unexplained illnesses taught her to focus on Lyme disease; How her Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship shaped her ability to diagnose and treat the neuropsychiatric presentations of Lyme disease; How and why the acute care medical system in the United States is ill-equipped to diagnose and treat Lyme disease and chronic illnesses in general; and How the shortcomings of the medical system are causing frustration and trauma to doctors and patients alike. If you would like to learn more about how the author of the soon-to-be-released book on medically unexplained symptoms is using her medical detective skill set to diagnose and treat neuropsychiatric symptoms of Lyme disease, then tune in now! PS Dr. Christine Arseneau special guest co-hosted this interview with Rich from Tick Boot Camp!
With many new options for managing food allergies, including treatments, shared decision-making is at the forefront of best practices for working with your doctor. Learn about shared decision-making and how your family can benefit from this process. Leading this essential discussion is Douglas P. Mack, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FCSACI Board of Directors - Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Pediatric Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, and Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University.To keep you in the know, below are helpful resources:FAACT's WebsiteFAACT's Navigating the Food Allergy Treatment Decision ProcessFAACT's Navigating the Food Allergy Treatment Decision Process PosterYou can find the FAACT Roundtable Podcast on Pandora, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Stitcher, iHeart Radio, Podcast Chaser, Deezer, and Listen Notes.Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, & Pinterest.Sponsored by: The National Peanut Board*Please note that today's guests were not sponsored by the National Peanut Board or compensated in any way by the sponsor to participate in this specific podcast.Thanks for listening! FAACT invites you to discover more exciting food allergy resources at FoodAllergyAwareness.org!
Chronic diseases are preventable. Dr. Paul Kolodzik has seen enough people losing their legs or needing dialysis in his emergency medicine career - all of which can be avoided.For the last 5 years, he focused on metabolic health practice. He knows there's an opportunity to prevent the patients' chronic illnesses and their potential side effects. And it begins with spending enough time with the patient and educating them. Something most primary care doctors lack the time to do.So in this episode, Dr. Kolodzik spends enough time discussing his metabolic health experience as he highlights how valuable a continuous glucose monitor is, why strength training should be a priority, his work on addiction, and the need for the healthcare system to do more than just disease management. Quick Guide:01:08 Introduction06:50 The problem with high blood glucose08:48 His metabolic health practice10:20 The benefits of the continuous glucose monitor15:39 Strength training and lowering the blood glucose20:28 Fatty liver and muscle mass gain31:58 The healthcare system dictates how to take care of patients39:55 The relation of addiction to metabolic health47:28 Contacts and closingGet to know our guest:Dr. Paul Kolodzik graduated from the University of Notre Dame and attended the Wright State University School of Medicine. He then had his Residency in Emergency Medicine in 1987, serving as chief resident in his final year. He has served as clinical faculty at the Ohio State University School of Medicine and has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at Wright State University since 1989. He is Board Certified by The American College of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Kolodzik is also Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. He has been in private metabolic health practice for the last five years.Connect with him:Twitter: https://twitter.com/drkolomdInstagram: www.instagram.com/metabolicmdsFacebook: www.facebook.com/metabolicmdsWebsite: www.metabolicmds.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulkolodzik/Episode snippets08:04 - 08:47 - Making a difference before it gets worse11:11 - 12:33 - The CGM used for the diagnostic phase and therapeutic phase18:28 - 29:26 - The effect of lowering your blood glucose26:07 - 27:17 - Benefits of lifestyle change36:56 - 38:57 - To have the fortitude to do what they want to do as doctors44:26 - 46:17 - Wegovy for non-diabetics51:12 - 52:42 - Never going back to that path again Contact Stay Off My Operating TableTweet with us: Dr. Ovadia: @iFixHearts Jack Heald: @JackHeald5 Learn more: Get Dr. Ovadia's book Stay Off My Operating Table on Amazon. Take Dr. Ovadia's metabolic health quiz: iFixHearts visit Dr. Ovadia's website: Ovadia Heart Health visit Jack Heald's website: CultYourBrand.com Theme Song : Rage AgainstWritten & Performed by Logan Gritton & Colin Gailey(c) 2016 Mercury Retro Recordings
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Dr. Elana interviews Dr. Payam Hakimi, a board-certified family physician who combines his knowledge of medicine with specialized alternative medical modalities to create a comprehensive medical practice. He is currently the medical director of Body of Harmony in Beverly Hills, CA. and Miami, FL. Dr. Hakimi practices Integrative and Functional Medicine, IV Nutrition, Stem Cell Therapy, Anti-aging Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation and Cranial Osteopathy, and Clinical Homeopathy. While finishing his residency at USC with the Department of Family Medicine, he was elected Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is a key instructor for teaching medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and the public, the art and science of integrative medicine. He is currently a senior teaching faculty with the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy in the U.S. On today's episode, they discuss the topic of sleep! Why it is so important for children (and us parents!), common misconceptions of using melatonin along with drawbacks parents need to know, along with how homeopathy can be safely used to help children and adults sleep better and restore their circadian rhythm! We are grateful to Boiron for connecting us with Dr. Hakimi. Boiron is our favorite homeopathy company and is the leading homeopathy distributor worldwide! Topics Discussed: Why sleep is so important for children (and us parents!) Common misconceptions of using melatonin Drawbacks parents need to know about using melatonin, How homeopathy can be safely used to help children and adults sleep better and restore their circadian rhythm! Show Notes: Visit Dr. Payam Hakimi's website Check out Boiron's Sleep Calm Homeopathic Line Read this Article about bedtime struggles Visit Boiron USA to use code DRMOM20 for 20% off any Boiron medicine including SleepCalm Click here to learn more about Dr. Elana Roumell's Doctor Mom Membership, a membership designed for moms who want to be their child's number one health advocate! Click here to learn more about Steph Greunke, RD's online nutrition program and community, Postpartum Reset, an intimate private community and online roadmap for any mama (or mama-to-be) who feels stuck, alone, and depleted and wants to learn how to thrive in motherhood. Listen to today's episode on our website A board-certified family physician, Dr. Payam Hakimi has had diverse medical training and has combined his knowledge of medicine with specialized alternative medical modalities to create a comprehensive medical practice. He is currently the medical director of Body of Harmony in Beverly Hills, Calif. and Miami, Fla. Dr. Hakimi practices Integrative and Functional Medicine, IV Nutrition, Stem Cell Therapy, Anti-aging Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulation and Cranial Osteopathy, and Clinical Homeopathy. While finishing his residency at USC with the Department of Family Medicine, he was elected Chief Resident and Assistant Clinical Professor at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He is a key instructor for teaching medical students, residents, physicians, nurses, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and the public, the art and science of integrative medicine. He is currently a senior teaching faculty with the Center for Education and Development of Clinical Homeopathy (CEDH) in the U.S. This Episode's Sponsors Enjoy the health benefits of PaleoValley's products such as their supplements, superfood bars and meat sticks. 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Calling all educators!!Are you looking for a challenge for your MLS or MLT Students? The Cell Bowl Competition (sponsored by ASCP) is an annual, football-themed event that helps your students show off their hematology acumen through a weekly, interactive competition with other CLS programs In this episode, the co-hosts interview the University of Connecticut's Bruce Blanchard (Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Allied Health Sciences Department) and his 2022 Cell Bowl Competition team! Tune in as Bruce, his teaching staff, and MLS students discuss their experience in the 2022 competition and how they dominated to bring home a companionship trophy!Tune in today as the co-hosts reflect on their eLaborate Topics journey and share tidbits from their favorite episodes of 202 Click on the link to learn more about the Cell Bowl Competition Cell Bowl (ascp.org)! Connect with us on LinkedIn: eLABorate Topics Group and give us your feedback!Join Team #eLABorate and connect with us!Podcast Call to ActionWe would love to feature YOU!!!Share your favorite takeaway from today's episode or anyone from this season: Video ReviewBe an eLABorate Supporter!1. Listen on directimpactbroadcasting.com, Spotify, Apple Podcast, or your favorite podcast platform2. Don't forget to subscribe to the show on your phone, tablet, or notebook so you never miss an episode!3. Be sure to leave a comment, and share it with fellow medical laboratory professionals!4. Join our eLABorate Topics Group on LinkedIn5. Leave us a Video Review and we will feature you on our Social Media: Video ReviewBe a Guest on our show!If you have a leadership or laboratory message to share and would like to be a guest on the show, please reach out to us by completing the guest interest form or send us an e-mail us at email@example.com.
Dr. Baxter D. Montgomery is a Board Certified Cardiologist with years of experience in the latest medical practices and nutritional health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas in Houston, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and the founder and medical director of the Montgomery Heart and Wellness Health Center (formerly The Houston Cardiac Association).Having seen many patients suffer the consequences of chronic heart disease, Dr. Montgomery founded the Montgomery Heart & Wellness Center in 1997 with the mission to reverse and prevent life-threatening illnesses. Located in Houston, Texas, The Montgomery Heart & Wellness (MHW) Center is a state-of-the-art health center complete with all the technology and resources to provide comprehensive medical and wellness care. Combining his medical practice with a food-driven lifestyle intervention, Dr. Montgomery introduces patients to a novel food prescription plan that helps reverse chronic conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, obesity and diabetes without medications or surgeries. He has refined this process over the years with profound positive results in severely ill patients. Dr. Montgomery and the MHW health and wellness team cares for patients at both the MHW Health Center and the world-renowned Texas Medical Center. Can Food Really be Used as Medicine? Dr. Montgomery will share insights on how he uses optimal nutrition in an integrative care fashion to improve the overall well-being of patients with advanced heart disease and other chronic illnesses. He will provide clinical case studies that demonstrate precisely how he utilizes nutrition both in the inpatient and outpatient setting to optimize patients' overall health and well-being. What is the role of a plant-based nutrition plan in a patient who is critically ill in the cardiac care unit? How can a plant-based nutrition plan improve the condition of the patient on multiple medications? What is a stepwise approach that Dr. Montgomery utilizes in managing patients who are acutely ill with both allopathic medical care and plant-based nutrition? What is a good long-term strategy for chronically ill patients to maintain their health without relapsing? Dr. Columbus D. Batiste is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. From 2008 until 2020 he served as Chief of Cardiology. Over the years Dr. Batiste has been recognized for his work in the community and abroad by multiple organizations. In 2010, Dr. Batiste sought to break-the-cycle of prescriptions and procedures as the sole management of chronic disease and began promoting a long-term solution for his patients through nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise. As a result, in 2011 Dr. Batiste established the Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program (based at Kaiser Permanente). This program sought to prevent the re-occurrence of major adverse cardiac events in patients who were diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease byon lifestyle modification. In 2016 Dr. Batiste led a group that collaborated with Samsung Technologies and developed a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program utilizing a Samsung wearable. Since its launch the program, which applies the principles of lifestyle, has treated nearly 10,000 patients. Dr. Batiste's mission is to share information so that “each-one can teach-one” about the benefits of plant-based nutrition, daily exercise, and stress reduction and therefore, provide everyone with the opportunity to take control of their health. This mission and his passion for the community has led to the formation of a non-profit organization called the Healthy Heart Nation, which provides education through lectures, newsletters, social and digital media. Dr. Batiste's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SlaveFoodProject
Milton R. Mills, M.D. graduated in 1991 from Stanford University School of Medicine and did his internship at the University of California-San Francisco, and completed his residency training at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. In the past, Dr. Mills has volunteered as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), a North American group of doctors and laypersons dedicated to promoting improved health care, better and more appropriate nutrition, and higher standards in medical research. Dr. Mills currently works as a Critical Care physician and Internist in Washington, D.C. His broad experience specializing in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and HIV disease, and in the relationship between nutrition and chronic diseases has made him knowledgeable about the unique healthcare needs of all Americans including minority populations and people facing the unique challenges of dealing with HIV infection. As an African-American physician focusing on preventive medicine, Dr. Mills has delved into some of the environmental and societal influences affecting the health of African Americans and other racial/ethnic minorities, as the general population. Dr. Mills has lectured and given research seminars across the United States and in Mexico, Canada, Ireland and the UK on such topics as the negative impacts of meat and dairy consumption on human health; nutrition and HIV/AIDS; nutrition and cancer; and the dietary needs of all humans. Dr. Mills' papers on race and diet have appeared in the Journal of the National Medical Association. Dr. Mills' Website: https://drmiltonmillsplantbasednation.com/ Dr. Columbus D. Batiste is a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California Riverside School of Medicine. From 2008 until 2020 he served as Chief of Cardiology. Over the years Dr. Batiste has been recognized for his work in the community and abroad by multiple organizations. In 2010, Dr. Batiste sought to break-the-cycle of prescriptions and procedures as the sole management of chronic disease and began promoting a long-term solution for his patients through nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise. As a result, in 2011 Dr. Batiste established the Integrative Cardiovascular Disease Program (based at Kaiser Permanente). This program sought to prevent the re-occurrence of major adverse cardiac events in patients who were diagnosed with a cardiovascular disease by focusing on lifestyle modification. In 2016 Dr. Batiste led a group that collaborated with Samsung Technologies and developed a virtual cardiac rehabilitation program utilizing a Samsung wearable. Since its launch the program, which applies the principles of lifestyle, has treated nearly 10,000 patients. Dr. Batiste's mission is to share information so that “each-one can teach-one” about the benefits of plant-based nutrition, daily exercise, and stress reduction and therefore, provide everyone with the opportunity to take control of their health. This mission and his passion for the community has led to the formation of a non-profit organization called the Healthy Heart Nation, which provides education through lectures, newsletters, social and digital media. Dr. Batiste's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/SlaveFoodProject
Dr. Valenzuela specializes in prosthetic urology, sexual dysfunction, post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), treatment of Peyronie's disease, and medical education. He is one of the most prolific implanters of penile prostheses, artificial urinary sphincters, and male slings in the Northeast region. He is a former Assistant Clinical Professor at the Squire Urological Clinic at NY-Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University. He is currently the Director of Penile Prosthesis Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Valenzuela is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. ----------------Thanks for listening to this week's episode. Subscribe to The Dr. Geo Youtube Channel to get more content like this and learn how YOU can live better with age. Join below: https://www.youtube.com/c/GeoEspinosaND/featuredYou can also listen to this episode and future episodes of the Dr. Geo Podcast by clicking the link below:The Dr. Geo Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/8Z6hUclo----------------Follow Dr. Geo on Social MediaFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/drgeoespinosa/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Real_DrGeo/Become a member of Dr. Geo's community and go to:https://drgeo.comImprove your urological health with Dr. Geo's formulated supplement linesXY Wellness: https://www.xywellness.com/Mr. Happy: https://iammrhappy.com/You can also check out Dr. Geo's other supplement recommendations for overall health and wellness
The fecal transplant article referred to: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4438885/ Website referred to about hydrotherapy: https://www.hydro4covid.com/ -Dr. Seheult is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the School of Medicine and Allied Health at Loma Linda University. Dr. Seheult is quadruple board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine Dr. Seheult current practice is in Beaumont, California where he is a critical care physician, pulmonologist, and sleep physician at Beaver Medical Group. He was formerly the Director for Intensive Care Services at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital. He lectures routinely across the country at conferences and for medical, PA, and RT societies. In addition to being a preceptor for PA and medical students, Dr. Seheult was the Medical Director for the Physician Assistant Sciences Program at Loma Linda University, the Medical Director for a sleep lab, and the Medical Director for the Crafton Hills College Respiratory Care Program. His teaching experience goes back to his college days at the University of California, Riverside where he was a tutor in physics and chemistry, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with majors in Chemistry and Biology. He later honed his skills teaching the MCAT, DAT, and USMLE for Kaplan test prep. After graduating from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 2000, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine, a chief residency at the Riverside County Regional Medical Center, and a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Loma Linda University. Dr. Seheult is also the co-founder of MedCram videos on YouTube (over 1 million subscribers) and Medcram.com a continuing medical education website. Because of the pandemic and the lack of quality therapeutics available early on, Dr. Seheult has delved into the science of immunity and immune building to fight COVID-19. Dr. Seheult is on the front line as he sees and treats COVID-19 patients. His passion is to arm us with knowledge in that battle of this pandemic and for future. Dr. Seheult's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Medcram/featured
In this episode we dive deep in Dr. Rachel Wellner children's series "Doctoroo". Dr. Rachel Wellner Bio: Dr. Rachel Wellner is the author of the Doctoroo series of children's books. She is a Board-Certified general surgeon, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and Society of Surgical Oncology-trained breast oncology surgeon. In addition to her MD and surgical training, Dr. Wellner earned a Master's in Public Health from Columbia University, reflecting her interest in global health. Most recently, she founded a start-up called Caelum Diagnostic Solutions, Inc. with the goal to identify cancer edges intraoperatively. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Montefiore-Einstein Center for Care. Buy her series now on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BFFNPPMY?searchxofy=true&binding=kindle_edition& Blu Alchemist Podcast Contact: Website: https://www.blualchemistpodcast.com Twitter: @blualchemistp Instagram: @blualchemistpodcast YouTube: @blualchemistpodcast Buy Dating Assassins Card Game: https://www.datingassassins.com Donate via Cashapp: @KingSiquoyia or Venmo: @KingShay Thanks for listening! Subscribe, Share and Follow us! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/blualchemist/message
If you want to improve your sexual performance or want to solve your erectile dysfunction problems permanently, then you need to learn about foods for erection.Here with me is Dr. Mike Sinel, a board-certified physician in Physical Medicine Rehabilitation and Pain Management with 30 years of experience as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine. He has authored several scientific papers and two books on back pain (including Back Pain Remedies for Dummies), as well as being a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, advisor, and board member of multiple healthcare companies. He is currently the owner of Physician Therapeutics, a scientifically based nutritional medicine company that seeks to transform healthcare through targeted nutrition. Dive into the episode as we discuss the foods for erection that keep a hard and strong erection for a long time.Resources Mentioned: Back Pain Remedies for DummiesMedical Food Products - Use the code 20%offYou can connect with Dr. Mike on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Learn more about medical foods by going to https://www.medicalfoodsinfo.com/Want to regain control of your sex life? It's time to reverse the effects of ED on your life. Join the Modern Man Club and start your road to full recovery and community. For all links and resources mentioned on the show and where to subscribe to the podcast, please visit https://sexualhealthformenpodcast.com....Reveal the FREE treatment most men ignore that solves thousands of erectile dysfunction cases every year, plus the 5 biggest mistakes you must avoid if you want to say goodbye to your ED. Uncover it all in my free ebook, available to download now.https://ed.truongrehab.com/ebook?utm_... Please Subscribe, Share, and Leave a Review so we can keep bringing you valuable content that gets results!
Dr. Steven Feit, a Boca Raton, Florida Prosthodontist, has been in practice since 1987, earned his DMD degree from UMDNJNJ Dental School, and completed his Prosthodontic specialty program at The Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry at Boston University. Dr. Feit is a member of numerous professional dental societies. He has researched cancer at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in NY and NJ Medical School. He has patents on instrumentation and is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Prosthodontics and Biomaterials at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ and a former Clinical Teaching fellow at The Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry at Boston University. Dr. Feit has been implementing the “Paddi Lund” style of “frontdeskless” dentistry, which is happiness centered, for the past several decades. Listen to this information-packed Financial Flossing episode and learn more about the importance of having an open mind in your practice. ✅ Learn about Dr. Feit's experience as an expert witness in the dentist industry. ✅ Understanding how systems run the business and people run the systems and systems is everything when it comes to success. ✅ You should be open-minded to doing things better and more efficiently. ✅ The importance of taking care of your employees, so they feel appreciated. ✅ Dr. Feit's advice if you are considering selling your business. Connect: https://www.facebook.com/StevenFeitDMD/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/steven-feit/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Psychedelic Entrepreneur - Medicine for These Times with Beth Weinstein
Dr. Ben Malcolm, PharmD, MPH, BCPP, earned his bachelor's degree (BS) in pharmacology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, prior to his Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) at Touro University California. He then completed post-graduate residencies in Acute Care at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Psychiatric Pharmacy at the University of California at San Diego Health. After residency training he obtained Board Certification in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP). He began his career as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS), College of Pharmacy.Dr. Malcolm's interests focus on the intersection between psychiatric medications and psychedelic therapies. He has given several Continuing Education presentations to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals as well as published over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed literature relating to psychedelics or psychiatric medications. Currently he provides psychopharmacology consulting services and a resource and support membership relating to the use psychedelic and psychotropic medications via his site https://www.spiritpharmacist.comDr. Malcolm envisions a society in which access to psychedelic drugs in a variety of safe and supported settings is available for purposes of psychospiritual well-being, personal development, ceremonial sacraments, and treatment of mental illness. His vision guides his scholarship, education, and service-related professional activity.In this episode, Ben Malcolm and Beth Weinstein discuss …▶ The revelation that led Ben to call himself “The Spirit Pharmacist” ▶ All about Ben's online membership program▶ Ben's consulting work for people who need more individualized support▶ Psychedelic use in relation to antidepressants and benzodiazepines ▶ Why tapering off of psychiatric meds often takes as a long as six months to a year▶ The physiological safety of psilocybin▶ How the more psychiatric meds someone is on, the higher the risk of adverse reactions when using psychedelics▶ The need for much more research on psychedelic safety ▶ The risks of doing multiple psychedelic medicines in close proximity▶ The reality that death from psychedelics is extremely rare▶ The “Wild West” of psychedelics with respect to the safety of new compounds▶ Ben's rule of thumb about working with new compounds▶ The difference between phase 1, 2 and 3 trials▶ Issues of legality related to the use of analogues of scheduled substances▶ Ketamine as potentially habit forming and addictive, but also highly therapeutic if used safely with clear intention▶ How psychedelics uncover but don't necessarily solve the root cause of psychological symptoms▶ The real (if rare) occurrence of “miraculous” psychospiritual shifts and healings assisted by psychedelic useBen Malcolm''s Links & Resources▶ Website: https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/▶ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/spiritpharmacist/▶ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spiritpharmacist▶ Linktr.ee and Email subscription: https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/link-tree▶ Free Gift: Antidepressant and Psychedelic Drug Interaction and Tapering Guide: https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/a/2147514915/hAiHsDMu
The DINKS had a great time chatting with Dr. Howard Glazer about all things dental materials and a fabulous opportunity for great CE in a very sunny location in April 2023. Listen to the end for an opportunity to save money through another crazy DINKY DEAL!Dr. Glazer is a Fellow and Past President of the Academy of General Dentistry, and former Assistant Clinical Professor in Dentistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, NY). He has been a visiting clinician at several universities around the country. He is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists; International College of Dentists; American Society for Dental Aesthetics, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry. Dr. Glazer is an Attending Dentist at the Englewood Hospital (Englewood, NJ). Additionally, Dr. Glazer is the Deputy Chief Forensic Dental Consultant to the Office of Chief Medical Examiner, City of New York.For the past several years, Dr. Glazer has been named as one of the “Leading Clinicians in Continuing Education” by Dentistry Today, and was named as one of the Top Dentists in New Jersey by New Jersey Monthly, 201 Magazine, and Bergen Magazine. He lectures throughout the United States, Canada, and overseas, on the subject of dental materials, cosmetic dentistry, forensic dentistry and patient management. Dr. Glazer is a frequent author of dental articles and has been published throughout the world. He previously published a column in AGD IMPACT entitled “What's Hot and What's Getting Hotter!” Presently, he publishes the column “I Have It..You Need It!” in Dental Economics, and a podcast contributor to Through the Loupes. He maintains a general practice in Fort Lee, NJ.
Host: Peter Buch, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP Guest: Paul Feuerstadt MD, FACG, AGAF In the United States, about 80 percent of tests used to diagnose C. difficile are PCR assays. So what are the best options to diagnose and treat patients with this infection? To discuss the evolving treatment and evaluation landscape for C. difficile, Dr. Peter Buch is joined by Dr. Paul Feuerstadt, Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Michael A. Tompkins, PhD has just published the anxiety & depression workbook for teens: simple cbt skills to help you deal with anxiety, worry, and sadness with New Harbinger Publications. He a cofounder of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Universtiy of California at Berkleley and an adjunt faculty at the Beck Institute for Cognitve Therapy. Among his other publications relevant to this podcast are My Anxious Mind: A Teens Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic and Zero to 60: A Teen's Guide to Manage Frustration, Anger and Everyday Irritations. Given the documented increase in the prevalence of depression and anxiety in teens, this is a timely and important topic that I was fortunate to talk with Dr Tompkins about.
Dr. Aliza is a developmental psychologist with over 15 years of experience working with families. After co-founding SeedlingsGroup and the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, she began the Raising Good Humans Podcast to bring the latest research on child development directly to parents. Without having to sift through journals or endless parenting books, Dr. Aliza is empowering parents with the knowledge they need to make choices for their families. She's bringing her expertise and background to listeners every week and starting a new community around evidence based parenting practices.Dr. Aliza holds a BA from Dartmouth College, an MA in Risk, Resilience and Prevention from the Department of Human Development at Teacher's College and her PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Behavioral Health Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital where she is co-founding director of The Mount Sinai Parenting Center.Support the show
If you're a mid-life woman, you're very aware of the physical impact of hormonal changes, but did you know that hormones affect your gut health and impact emotional health? Join me and my guest, Dr. Felice Gersh, MD to learn more. This interview is chocked full of great information on women's health. In this episode you'll learn: ⏰ 4:05 The role of hormones in the female body: every organ has receptors ⏰ 7:23 Hormones, the immune system, mast cell activation, leaky gut, molecular mimicry ⏰ 10:32 Why women have higher rates of osteoporosis, brain issues & autoimmune conditions ⏰ 14:44 Hormones and mood disorders, poor sleep, Alzheimer's, overactive bladder and pain ⏰ 22:03 A more natural approach to women's health ⏰ 23:37 Harnessing evidence-based mind-body medicine modalities ⏰ 28:48 Nature's gift to women: phytoestrogen foods ⏰ 32:57 The power of exercise ⏰ 34:06 Herbal treatments: Siberian rhubarb, ashwagandha, bacopa ⏰ 36:38 The importance of timed eating and types of food ⏰ 40:56 The ONE thing you can do today to upgrade your health Listen to Wellness By Design on the go with these apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify iHeart Radio Subscribe, rate and review! Check out Dr. Felice Gersh, MD's Bio: Felice Gersh, M.D. is a multi-award winning physician with dual board certifications in OB-GYN and Integrative Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine, which provides comprehensive health care for women by combining the best evidence-based therapies from conventional, naturopathic, and holistic medicine. She was educated at Princeton University, USC School of Medicine, Kaiser Hospital, and the University of Arizona School of Medicine. She taught obstetrics and gynecology at Keck USC School of Medicine for 12 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor, where she received the highly coveted Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Faculty Award. She now serves as an Affiliate Faculty Member at the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, through the University of Arizona School of Medicine, where she mentors and regularly grades the case presentations written by the Fellowship students for their final exams. She has had many scientific articles published in prestigious medical journals, and most recently had an article chosen to be featured in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Additionally, she is a sought after medical forensic expert and has worked on numerous high profile legal cases. Felice Gersh, M.D. is the bestselling author of PCOS SOS, PCOS SOS Fertility Fast Track, and Menopause: 50 Things You Need to Know. She is a prolific lecturer and has been featured in several films and documentary series, including The Real Skinny on Fat with Montel Williams, Fasting with Valter Longo, Ph.D., and The Business of Birth Control. Dr. Felice Gersh, MD's gift and link: Menopause SOS - a free, comprehensive menopause ebook on lifestyle medicine for menopausal health. Click here to read it: Connect with Dr. Felice Gersh, MD: Website: https://integrativemgi.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntegrativeMGI/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.felicegersh/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrFeliceGersh LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/felice-gersh-md-b0422b13/ ***** Hi there! I am Jane Hogan, the Wellness Engineer, and the host of Wellness By Design. I spent 30 years designing foundations for buildings until the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis led me to hang up my hard hat and follow my heart. Now I blend my backgrounds in science and spirituality to teach people how to tap into the power of their mind, body and soul. I help them release pain naturally so they can become the most wonderful fine version of themselves. Wellness By Design is a show dedicated to helping people achieve wellness not by reacting to the world around them but by intentionally designing a life based on what their own body needs. In this show we explore practices, methods and science that contribute to releasing pain and inflammation naturally. Learn more at https://thewellnessengineer.com Would you like to learn how to release pain by creating more peace and calm? Download my free guided meditation audio bundle here: https://thewellnessengineer.com/audiobundle Connect with Jane: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JaneHoganHealth/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/janehoganhealth DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding a medical condition before undertaking any diet, exercise, supplement, health program, or other procedure discussed in this podcast.
Today, Dr. Alicia chats with Dr. Stephanie Liu, a Family Physician and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Alberta, with a special interest in pediatrics and maternal health. Dr. Liu identified a need for accurate, evidence-based child and maternal health information for Canadian mothers and created Life of Dr. Mom, a blog where she shares her experiences as a first-time Mom and provides parents with a credible medical source to help make informed decisions, as well as By Dr. Mom, an evidence driven product line of books, clothes, and skincare products for children. Today's episode is a full run-down on the magical properties of Beta-Glucan, a groundbreaking new skincare ingredient for the relief of dry, itchy, skin and eczema. Dr. Liu's A - B - C - D approach to avoiding diaper rash, and her top recommendations for newborn skincare! Check-out the She Found Motherhood Newborn Sleep 101 Course to help create a sleep plan in advance and allow you to be ready for when the baby comes!
Clinical psychiatric pharmacist Dr Ben Malcom with Spirit Pharmacist, joins me to share which medications don't mix with which psychedelics, the process of combining the worlds of psychopharmacology + psychedelics AND his consultation practice that advocates for safe psychedelics exploration. In this episode, you'll hear: The cultural narrative about depression, SSRIs + the combination of psychotropic meds and psychedelics. How the DSM5 diagnoses depression How psychedelics can help treat depression or other mental health challenges + diagnosis The pressures in our culture about not being on psychotropic medications or antidepressants + the challenging withdrawals from anti-depressants + other psychotropics Tapering off of psychotropic medications Indications that it is not a good time for someone to start tapering from SSRIs The neurochemical benefits to psychedelics Reducing toxicity or mitigation strategies for harm reduction The development of the field of psychology + the tool of psychedelic assisted therapy How ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, ayahuasca interact with psychotropic medications The affects on long term antidepressant on our society THE SKINNY ON OUR SEXY GUESTS Dr. Ben Malcolm earned his bachelor's degree (BS) in pharmacology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, prior to his Masters in Public Health (MPH) and Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) at Touro University California. He then completed post-graduate residencies in Acute Care at Scripps Mercy Hospital and Psychiatric Pharmacy at the University of California at San Diego Health. After residency he passed his exam to become Board Certified in Psychiatric Pharmacy (BCPP). He began his career as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Western University of Health Sciences (WUHS), College of Pharmacy. Dr. Malcolm envisions a society in which access to psychedelic drugs in a variety of safe and supported settings is available for purposes of psychospiritual well-being, personal development, ceremonial sacraments, and treatment of mental illness. His vision guides his scholarship, education, and service-related professional activity. Dr. Malcolm's interests focus on the intersection between psychiatric medications and psychedelic therapies. He has given several Continuing Education presentations to pharmacists and other healthcare professionals as well as published over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed literature relating to psychedelics or psychiatric medications. Today he provides psychopharmacology consulting, education on psychedelics, and a resource and support membership relating to the use psychedelic and psychotropic medications via his site https://www.spiritpharmacist.com Free Resources Antidepressant and Psychedelic Drug Interaction and Tapering Guide https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/ADpsychedelicGuide Bridging the Gap: Navigating Psychedelics and Psychotropics https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/navigatingpsychotropicpsychedelicinterfacereg 5-MeO-DMT Pharmacology and Drug Interaction Guide https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/opt-in-FiveGuide Breakthrough Psychedelics at a Glance: MDMA, Psilocybin, Ketamine https://www.spiritpharmacist.com/pl/2147604511 Want more? If you've been desiring to experience orgasm for yourself, embody the archetype of the seductress, reach transcendent states in sex, + develop a deep devotion to your own body + inner landscape-- My 6 week Erotically Undone course is for you. Good sex + cultivating those skills takes time + devotion. Take this course at your own pace. https://learn.sexloveyoga.com/EroticallyUndone --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sexlovepsychedelics/message
A pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, James M. Greenblatt, MD, has treated patients since 1988. After receiving his medical degree and completing his psychiatry residency at George Washington University, Dr. Greenblatt completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Walden Behavioral Care in Waltham, MA, and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth College Geisel School of Medicine. Dr. Greenblatt has lectured internationally on the scientific evidence for nutritional interventions in psychiatry and mental illness. He is the author of seven books, including Finally Focused: The Breakthrough Natural Treatment Plan for ADHD. He is the founder of Psychiatry Redefined, an educational platform dedicated to the transformation of psychiatry, which offers online CME-approved courses, webinars, and fellowships for professionals about functional and integrative medicine for mental illness. In this episode: Personal/Professional Journey What is Integrative Medicine Nutritional Psychiatry Lithium Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D ADHD & Anxiety Children & The Standard American Diet Substances of Abuse Ghrelin & Leptin FA & ED overlaps Sweeteners Obstacles and pushback Dr. Greenblatt has received Antidepressant withdrawal Signature Question Follow Dr. Greenblatt: Website: https://www.jamesgreenblattmd.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamesgreenblattmd/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psychiatry_redefined/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/JGreenblattMD LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/psychiatryredefined/ The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede your healthcare provider's professional relationship and direction. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.
When some people hear a goat cough, pneumonia is often the first thing that comes to mind, but it is really not common in goats. A cough is also not a good indication of whether a goat has pneumonia or when it has recovered from pneumonia. In today's episode we are talking to Dr. Michael Pesato, Assistant Clinical Professor of Food Animal Medicine and Surgery at Mississippi State University. He is board certified with the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, specializing in Food Animal Practice.We discuss the wide variety of reasons that goats cough, as well as the real symptoms of pneumonia and how it is diagnosed. We also talk about which antibiotics work best when a goat has pneumonia and why penicillin should not be the one you reach for first. Dr. Pesato discusses the pneumonia vaccine in cattle and why it's not appropriate for goats, as well as how management is the key to avoiding pneumonia.See full show notes here >> https://thriftyhomesteader.com/pneumonia-in-goats/To see the most recent episodes, visit ForTheLoveOfGoats.comWant to support the content you love?Head over to -- https://thrifty-homesteader.ck.page/products/love-goats-tip-jar
This episode features Dr. Arsen Osipov, Assistant Professor of Medicine & Medical Oncologist at Cedars-Sinai; Adjunct Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University; Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA. Here, he discusses his focus on pancreatic cancer, the evolution & future of immunotherapies & precision medicine, the importance of early detection, and more.
Understanding Disordered Eating
Emotions that aren't expressed through words don't just fizzle away…they get channeled through the body and our bodies and behaviors will do the expressing for us. So what in the WORLD do we do about it if we're not interested in having an eating disorder do the communication for us? Tom is a psychologist and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Supervisor. He's a psychoanalyst and chairman of the Department of Psychology at Golden Gate University. He has published several articles and books, the most recent (and my favorite) being Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak. He is on the Scientific Advisory Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, faculty at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California and the Northern California Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology. He is also the Assistant Clinical Professor at USFC's Medical School, and finally, he has a private practice in Berkley, California. So, he's just a little bit busy. In this episode, we talk about what psychoanalysis and deep work therapy are. We break it down in easy-to-understand terms, discuss why it's actually helpful, and most importantly, how it can be helpful to YOU. We'll take the most complex ideas about psychoanalysis and break it down in ways that help you start to think creatively about your own life, your relationship with food, and your recovery. Tweetable Quotes “If we don't have access to words and images and narratives, then the feelings have to go somewhere else. Where else can they go? They go into the body and behaviors.” – Tom Wooldridge “One way to think about eating disorders is that people have feelings they don't have conscious awareness of… but those feelings still have to be regulated, and one way they can be regulated is through a binge, through a purge, through restriction.” – Tom Wooldridge “If somebody is in a place of starving themselves, even to the point of potential death, what is their underlying emotional reality? It's very painful, and it's hard to meet it with our own open-heartedness. If we [therapists] can do that (which is not an easy thing to do), we can really start to understand that person from the inside.” – Tom Wooldridge Resources: Tom Wooldridge's Website Tom Wooldridge's Books: Eating Disorders: A Contemporary Introduction Understanding Anorexia Nervosa in Males: An Integrative Approach Psychoanalytic Treatment of Eating Disorders: When Words Fail and Bodies Speak LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who may need this podcast by sharing this episode. Be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter here! You can connect with me on Instagram @rachelleheinemann, through my website www.rachelleheinemann.com, or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
No Silly Questions- An Education Podcast for Parents