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Dr. Lindsey Berkson

Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson shares decades of experience as a hormone and nutrition expert so you can be a healthier, happier you.

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Dr. Berkson offers a wide-ranging discussion on steroids, aging, belly fat and immune function, and nutrition and pregnancy. Plus, Dr. Berkson offers perspective about how science is an evolving discipline, which makes it difficult to understand phenomena—like COVID-19—in black and white.  In this show you will hear about: We need to be guided by science, but science doesn't have black-and-white answers. A call for common sense and reason. A need to not be nonchalant about steroids. Steroids and bones Steroids and clots Steroids and your immune system Steroids and glaucoma Comparing Mask Material by the Univ. of Arizona Food, probiotics and depression Aging plasticity, chronic low-grade inflammation, belly fat and eosinophils. Sugar consumption when pregnant: what starts in the womb…. That gut overlapping your belt. Your belly fat, not under your skin but deeper inside your abdomen, adversely effects immune function. And drives you to age faster than you would have if you had less belly fat.  This is a great show to keep you up to date and as healthy as you can be. Like to take a deeper dive? Go to drlindseyberkson.com/membership to get daily posts, live meetings, questions answered and more.  

Sep 15

41 min

In this show you will learn: Why are we so complicated? Even Jesus would get frustrated. Peace, why it’s so hard to get over ourselves. Laughing, smiling and your brain. Happiness is not dependent on being partnered. Ionophores and what you should know Zinc a an ionophore and its role with hydroxychloroquine Air is the new food: pollution and brain health Gut microbes and viral infections Body weight has alarming impact on brain function Censorship in today’s pandemic medical space and Dr. Brownstein And more. This show combines science and entertainment with probing questions and perspectives. You won’t want to miss this!

Sep 7

46 min

Progesterone is needed in order for a woman to conceive a child, maintain pregnancy, and is produced at exceedingly high levels (around 400mg a day) in the third trimester. In this episode, Dr. Berkson discusses the many benefits of progesterone, how progesterone interacts with other hormones, and how it affects your health. She talks about bio-identical vs. synthetic progesterone and what we can expect to see from Pharma companies in the near future.  (For full show notes go to www.drlindseyberkson.com/podcast)

Sep 1

51 min

America is an aging country. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now the third leading cause of death in the United States in the aging population. The development of effective treatments and prevention is a major healthcare goal. In this show you will hear about the visionary physician and his program that is successfully reversing AD. Along with the peer review data to prove it! Dr. Dale E. Bredesen Dale E. Bredesen is a professor of neurology at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bredesen has successfully trained 1500 medical doctors in his cognitive decline reversal protocols. These doctors are reporting that they are successfully replicating his success for cognitive decline. In his 40 years in medicine, Dr. Bredesen has over 212 articles published in PubMed with his name on them. Dr. Bredesen has published several studies from 10 to 100 patients demonstrating statistical efficacy in reversal of Alzheimer’s Disease within three to six months in mild and severe cases. In this show you will learn: Key factors for improving cognition. What is a “cognosocopic exam” and where can you get it for free. How and why to go ketogenic. How and why to go ketogenic if you have kidney disease. The safe uses of citicholine. Why hormones protect your brain. What mycotoxins from mold do to your brain. ApoE4 genetic glitches, cognition and testosterone. And more. Guest Links Website Apollo Health Books  The End of Alzheimer's Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at Any Age  The End of Alzheimer's Recent Study  https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/reversal-of-cognitive-decline-100-patients-2161-0460-1000450.pdf Social Media  https://www.facebook.com/drdalebredesen/ https://twitter.com/DrDaleBredesen

Aug 17

54 min

Your Brain Your relationship with your brain rules every aspect of life. Yet, in today’s world, rife with emotional and pollutional toxicity, it’s way too easy to be ruled by your brain, rather than you being in charge. “Brain hygiene” plays a prominent role in everyday world-life interactions and perceptions. This includes work, relationships and even cultural perceptions such as politics and inter-racial justice.  In this show you will learn: What part of your brain responds with fear. How to better control your “reactive” fearful brain. Who are the brain heroes. How toxins play a role in brain health. How hormones play a role in brain health. How the brain and inter-racial perceptions interact. And more. Shonte’ Jovan Taylor Shonte’ has a BA and Masters in Neuroscience, is in the middle of her PhD program, and took a break to start her OptiMind Neuroscience Coaching & Training Institute. Shonte’ holds yearly neuroscience symposiums and had asked Dr. Berkson to co-lecture at one, a few years past. They have been interactive and mutually respective colleagues ever since. In Shonte’s OptiMind Neuroscience Institute she instructs that if you learn how to “rule your brain” you can “rule your world”. To be a successful yet peaceful person, to contribute to world peace and evolution, it is critical to learn how to master your brain so it doesn’t enslave yourself and your actions, even unconsciously. Especially unconsciously. This show is about awakening and opening and utilizing your highest potential. Guest Links You can reach out to find out more about Shonte’ here: OptiMindInstitute.com ShonteJTaylor.com  

Aug 17

52 min

The world is experiencing a pandemic from COVID-19. So research is looking at every which way various physiologic states might be protective or increase vulnerability. Across the world males seem more susceptible, compared to women (especially premenopausal women) to getting COVID. Once they get it, they are more susceptible to severe outcomes as well as fatalities, once again compared to younger women. It has been suggested that estrogen may be protective against COVID-19 in females and/or that androgens (like testosterone) worsen COVID-19 in men. As of this date, there are three studies being done giving males and menopausal females "estrogen" and/or "progesterone" replacement as it "may" be protective against COVID-19. In This Show You will Hear About Estrogen Is estrogen protective against COVID? Estrogen signals are critical in both innate and adaptive immune responses as well as in tissue repairing processes during respiratory virus infection. Estrogens can regulate the expression of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a key component for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cell entry. So estrogen may play a role as a protective COVID “gate-keeper”. The paper that discusses this is: Estrogen regulates the expression of SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 in differentiated airway epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020;318(6):L1280-L1281. doi:10.1152/ajplung.00153.2020 In animal experiments, estrogen treatment silences the inflammatory reactions and decreases virus titers leading to improved survival rate. One article even said stated in it abstract, “Premarin (commercial patented estrogen from horse’s urine) is capable of stopping the COVID-19 pandemic.” (Prevention and therapy of COVID-19 via exogenous estrogen treatment for both male and female patients. J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2020;23(1):75-85. doi:10.18433/jpps31069) Estrogen (and progesterone) may be helpful as "anti-COVID-19 agents" for people with a high risk of cell stress like the elderly, cancer patients, and front-line medical staff. Doctors at the Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University in New York are conducting a randomized trial to determine if the use of a “transdermal estrogen patch” for 7 days in patients with COVID-19 might reduce the need for intubation in men and older women infected with COVID-19. What About Progesterone? Many of the sickest patients with COVID-19 have high levels of immune system proteins called cytokines in their blood. “Cytokine storm” is an overactive immune response to a viral infection and is one of the most devastating complications of COVID-19 infections. Cytokine storms are known to happen in autoimmune diseases. One study of patients who died of H1N1 influenza, for example, found that 81% had features of a cytokine storm. Researchers have looked at the anti-inflammatory properties of progesterone. Pregnant women, who usually have high levels of progesterone, tend to have milder courses of COVID-19. A new study will assess the use of a short course of progesterone therapy in hospitalized men diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. What About Androgens? In January, one of the first publications on those sickened by the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, reported that three out of every four hospitalized patients were male. But many men in China smoke while women don’t, so it wasn’t completely known if androgens (male hormones) were the issue, or smoking. But data from around the world have since confirmed that men face a greater risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 than women. Androgens—male hormones such as testosterone—appear to boost the virus’ ability to get inside cells. Preliminary observations from Spain suggest that a disproportionate number of men with male pattern baldness—which is linked to a powerful androgen—end up in hospitals with COVID-19. Epidemiological data from around the world have confirmed the early reports of male vulnerability. In Lombardy in Italy, for example, men comprised 82% of 1591 patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) from 20 February to 18 March, according to a JAMA paper. And male mortality exceeded that of women in every adult age group in another JAMA study of 5700 New York City patients hospitalized with COVID-19. Several studies link baldness to higher risk of COVID and more severe cases. Baldness is associated with higher levels of the most aggressive metabolites of testosterone (DHT). Two small studies have reported that men with male pattern baldness are overrepresented among hospitalized COVID-19 patients.   A paper by Markus Hoffmann of the Leibniz Institute for Primate Research and colleagues in CELL, sent a lightning bolt through scientific community. This work showed Covid can gain entry into the body more easily by the action of an enzyme called TMPRSS2, a membrane-bound enzyme. The enzyme cleaves the “spike” protein on the coronavirus’ surface, allowing the virus to fuse with the host cell’s membrane and get inside the cell. Male hormones turn this enzyme on. In the prostate, TMPRSS2 is produced when male hormones bind to the androgen receptor. Researchers haven’t established if androgens control TMPRSS2 in the lungs as they have in the prostate. But Andrea Alimonti, head of molecular oncology at Università della Svizzera italiana, looked at data on more than 42,000 men with prostate cancer in Italy. He and colleagues found that patients on androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT)—drugs that slash levels of testosterone—were only one-quarter as likely to contract COVID-19 as men with prostate cancer not on ADT. Men on ADT were also less likely to be hospitalized and to die. In one Italian study, men with prostate cancer who received drugs that suppress androgens were much less likely to be infected with COVID. Prostate cancer researcher Catherine Marshall of Johns Hopkins University is preparing a trial of bicalutamide, an older, inexpensive androgen receptor blocker, in 20 patients hospitalized within 3 days after they tested positive for COVID-19. Women are being included in the trial, she adds, because they have androgens, too, although at lower levels than men. What You will Learn Overall Estrogens help heal acute lung injury. Progesterone tamps down inflammatory cytokines. Androgens might help the virus’s spike protein take grip inside the body. But does this mean high androgens compared to healthy normal levels? We don’t know yet. Drugs ( finasteride and dutasteride) that block the conversion of testosterone to DHT, the most powerful form of testosterone, seem to reduce ACE2 levels in healthy human lung alveolar cells. Androgen sensitivity would explain severe cases in female patients who present with metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or who are using birth control methods that include the use of hormones that bind to an androgen receptor (such as levonorgestrel and norethisterone). There is a lot we don’t know, but in this show you will hear the latest about the link between hormones and COVID!

Aug 10

27 min

In this show you will learn: What is post Covid syndrome. How it is treated. How to prevent it. How to best prevent getting Covid. The use and dosages of natural anti-inflammatories.  And more. Suzanne Steinbaum, D.O. is president of the SRSHeart, program for Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness and was recently the Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at Mt. Sinai Heart in New York City. Dr. Eddie Maristany practices at the Naples’s Center for Functional Medicine in Naples, Florida. Links: Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life, teaching all women how to lead the healthiest lives by “living from the heart”. Naples Center for Functional Medicine: https://naplescfm.com/

Aug 3

59 min

Regular medicine is failing women.   For many health issues from irregular periods to acne to PCOS, doctors pass out oral contraception (oral contraceptives) like M&M’s. The “pill” is good at stopping symptoms. But they do not address the “root cause” of what initiated the symptoms. And they can have downstream adverse effects as they are made up of endocrine disrupting synthetic hormones.     Birth control pills (oral contraception) contains synthetic hormones. These synthetic hormones can damage our own home-made hormones. The pill often contains synthetic estrogens (ethinyl estradiol) and synthetic progesterone’s (progestins).  All have been found to have endocrine disrupting actions.   For example, it’s clearly been shown that women on oral contraceptives have more tendency to experience anxiety, poor partner choices, more divorce, migraines, and even inflammatory bowel disease in women with genetic glitches. Much of this occurs from the endocrine disrupting action of these endocrine disruptors, or by their blockage of healthy hormone protection in various tissues, like your precious gut wall.   The driving answer becomes, what are safe alternatives?   This show discuses new ways for women to know their bodies and fertility. This knowledge can be used to enhance fertility and also to master drug-free, safe contraception.   Dr. Susan Caldwell is a rare bird of a physician. She is double-board certified in internal medicine (the thinkers of medicine) and pediatrics (the heart of medicine). She is smart plus heart.   Dr. Caldwell got inspired by the work of  Thomas W. Hilgers, MD. This works comes out of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and the National Center for Women's Health in Omaha, Nebraska.   Dr. Caldwell, to add this work to her practice, became a Certified Naprotechnology Medical Consultant. This form of consulting helps get to the “root” of health issues, like progesterone insufficiency may be causing your irregular bleeding or leaky gut in PCOS patients.   Naprotechnology also give answers for safe and natural birth control.   This dynamic but heart-felt conversation will help many women on their journey to self-awareness, natural birth control, and to ways to decrease adverse side effects of the pill, should you need to stay on it.     Helpful links:   Caldwell’s website where she also blogs: drsusancaldwell.com.     Natural womanhood blog - a great source of information for women to learn the benefits of charting and risks of birth control. This page explains some methods and has links to help women to start charting: https://naturalwomanhood.org/learn/get-started/#choose-class   FEMM method - designed especially for college aged women: https://femmhealth.org   For women but especially for healthcare providers who want to learn the science behind the methods: https://www.factsaboutfertility.org   Naprotechnology (short for natural-procreative-technology) For women who need a “PHD” method that leads to medical diagnosis and treatment: www.naprotechnology.com   To find a Creighton instructor or Napro doctor: https://fertilitycare.org     Susan Caldwell, MD, CFCMC East Jefferson General Hospital - Lakeview 7030 Canal Blvd, 2nd floor New Orleans, LA 70124 office (504)503-6760

Jul 27

65 min

Melatonin is a versatile molecule. Melatonin is synthesized by the pineal gland in the brain. But it’s not widely known that melatonin is such an important hormone. It’s made all throughout the body—in the gastrointestinal tract, retina, thymus, bone marrow, and by white blood cells called leukocytes. Besides regulating sleep and our relationship with light and dark, melatonin wears a lot of other hats. Melatonin is a power anti-oxidant, hormone protector and up-regulator of critical molecules like glutathione. One important emerging role for melatonin is its huge influence over our immune system functions. In this show you will learn. The role of melatonin in fighting viruses. What’s the melatonergic pathway. Uses of melatonin in COVID. Dose spectrum? Types of supplements. Melatonin as a natural aromatase inhibitor. And more. A good night's sleep will definitely put an energetic lilt our steps. Why? Pineal melatonin (the melatonin made in the brain) regulates mitochondrial melatonin. This runs your energy. Healthy nocturnal release of melatonin makes your immune system respond healthfully and resiliently. You’ve heard a lot about how cytokine storms drive very serious responses to COVID. Melatonin helps prevent this and in some cases is being explored to help treat this. Cytokine storms damage the gut wall. It becomes excessively permeable (leaky gut). Then, more bad than good bacteria and gut-wall damage occur.  Nasty damaging molecules (LPS) cross the gut wall. Then this person becomes more and more vulnerable to a severe response to COVID. This is a show that will give you a lot more helpful insight especially at this time.

Jul 20

38 min

This is a show of reality. You will hear a dialogue of what is going on deep inside humanity’s psyche. In this profoundly healing and inspirational show, Mr. Andrew Harvey shares what the human race is collectively facing during this time of global pandemic and uncertainty. In 2012, Mr. Harvey was nominated for the Templeton Prize, eventually awarded to the Dalai Lama, a spiritual colleague and life-long friend of Mr. Harvey’s. Both Mr. Harvey and the Dalai Lama feel humanity is at a cross-roads: extinction or transformation. In this show you learn what these two paths look like and the how’s and why’s needed for humanity to save itself. Much of humanity has been continually run by greed, money and narcissism. Priorities of profit and power have shadowed humanity’s future or social injustices.  The planet, air and water upon which humanity survives, continues to be polluted for power, greed and self-service. Now is the time for change… or suffer. Now is the time to make “hope come true”. Mr. Harvey had been honored as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2012. Andrew has authored over 40 books including The Hope, A Guide to Sacred Activism, The Direct Path. Andrew Harvey is Founder and Director of The Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability. Sacred Activism, started by Mr. Harvey,  is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, and love, together with wise radical action in the world. You will not want to miss this show. https://www.andrewharvey.net/

Jul 6

46 min

COVID-19 is not the flu.  When folks get ill with COVID-19, it can last a lot longer and adverse effects can linger for months or even years. If folks get ill enough and end up on a ventilator in the ICU, this experience can last a lot longer with more severe issues in and out of the hospital. Someone with COVID can transmit the illness, even if they don’t know they have it, for much longer than the flu. The flu mostly damages the lungs while COVID-19 can travel through the blood causing issues in the gut, kidneys, brain and even the vestibular system which keeps us centered in mind, body and space. In this show you will learn: Why fever may not be the best indicator of COVID in folks over 70 with COVID. What frontline docs especially worry about. How COVID is a blood-clotting illness and which blood type is more prone to blood clots. What you can do at home to naturally vs. pharmaceutically, ward off excess “fibrinogen” a substance that can boost the risk of blood clots. What natural products are helpful and at what dosages. Why you should wear a mask. Why some folks don’t believe in COVID as a viral reality. And so much more like the peer-review citation of the peer review nurse’s article illustrating all the studies that support mask protection. Show Guests Dr. Payam Nabizadeh is an ICU doctor from Jacksonville, Florida. He was a critical care physician at Orange Park Medical Center, a pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Florida and also Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, he was an academic hospitalist at Memorial Health Care University Medical Center and received his MD from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Nabizadeh is certified by the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and by Fundamental Critical Care. This is just some of his hard elbow grease the list of his credentials goes on and on.   Dr. Eduardo Maristany is a board-certified internal medicine physician who is also trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine, advanced personalized genomic interpretation, and inflammatory diseases.   Pass it Along This is a wealth of important information be sure to pass it along so that others can learn. Additional Links Genetics, Medicine, Nutrition & COVID-19 with Dr. E. Maristany (#178) To Mask or Not to Mask Dr. Berkson: COVID-19 Links Coronavirus Update & Integrative Natural Answers COVID-19: In Light of Historical Pandemics, the Health of Planet Earth, & What We Can Do! (#168) COVID-19 with Dr. Leo Galland (#169) COVID-19: Promising Treatments by Docs on the Frontlines (#172) The FDA’s Role in the “Covid Crisis” and What You Can Do About It. (#173)

Jun 29

55 min

Dr. Berkson unmasks recent controversies about wearing masks in the United States. Citing multiple studies from around the world, Berkson shares how wearing a mask or other face covering can reduce the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Berkson discusses statistics about asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission of COVID-19, how different mask types affect the spread of the virus, lessons from countries and communities who have held the virus at bay, and more. In this show you will learn about: Asymptomatic COVID transmission Presymptomatic COVID transmission The Annals of Internal Medicine/Scripps Institute and WHO snafu The 16-cluster study that shows you are more infectious before you know you are ill The Diamond Princess Cruise study that revealed almost 40 guests that were COVID carriers, had CT proven lung damage all without NO symptoms at all. Definition of N95 masks and comparison of mask effectivity Lessons from Iceland, how they beat COVID without masks or lockdown. And more…. Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2020.

Jun 23

37 min

Dr. Maristany is a board-certified internal medicine physician who is also trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine in advanced personalized genomic interpretation, and inflammatory diseases. This is a fascinating show on how a medical specialist can look at your genes and see how this guides your personal use of nutrients, foods, medicine and even life-style recommendations. In this show you will learn: What are genetic polymorphisms or snips. How do doctors interpret your snips to guide you for healing or protection. How hormones and genetic interpretation intertwine. Why some snips don’t show up until we get older. How genetics plays a role in COVID. Tips on getting off Proton Pump Inhibiting Acid Blockers. And info on migraines, gut issues and genes.   Listen and you will hear specific cases of severe migraines and severe histamine reactive patients that could not be helped by medications or other nutrients for years, but with genetic interpretation got better permanently better within weeks. As an active researcher and practitioner in the study of genomics, the field of biology focusing on the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, Dr. Maristany incorporates genomic intelligence into clinical decision-making through use of the cutting-edge IntellxxDNA™ programming. IntellxxDNA™ is an advanced testing tool for genomic analysis to provide comprehensive, clinical-focused knowledge of the health risks and benefits within your genetic make-up. The results from the IntellxxDNA™ test are used to develop a personalized plan to help you achieve optimal health and wellness. Dr. Maristany and Dr. Berkson practice together at the Naples’s Center for Functional Medicine. To make an appointment: https://naplescfm.com/physicians/

Jun 15

57 min

Listening improves connection and success in personal, business and even political relationships.   Listening   The ability to “listen” creates more successful relationships in every aspect of life. But most of us have no idea of how to do it. Most of us do not listen with an intent to “understand”. Many of us merely listen with the intent to “reply”.   Enter Center Stage: Mike Carr   Mike has been lecturing, for decades, throughout the country on “listening” and leadership” for big industry, states associations and even in political realms. He has been a winning speaker many times over for Toast Master’s International. Along with Dr. Berkson, he is a member of “Where Laughing Really Matters” a unique toastmaster club focusing on comedy.    A Critical Art   Listening is a critical art, not taught in schools and most homes. This is a time in history when we need to learn how to “listen” to each other better and authentically. Then, we can create more unity and humanitarian successes versus remaining polarized and more prone to chaos.   A good listener is developed through easy, exact steps. Once you know them you will be astonished as to why you never figured them out nor practiced them… up till now.   In this show you will learn: The benefit of “silence” and how to use it. The art of “questioning”. How to listen as an active life tool of “connection”. How listening contributes toward being the best parent, partner, manager, or entrepreneur. How listening helps you be more “grounded” inside yourself. How blind spots “snag” you back or move your forward.   This show is a soothing yet enlightening conversation between colleagues. This easy-listening show holds simple answers to complex communications issues. You can use these steps instantaneously to create more wins and harmony within your own life and family.   Want to have Mike come and speak to your company, learning institution or business? You can reach him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikecarrofficial/ 

May 27

55 min

Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women. Often, we are told our only answer is medication, more medication…  and to avoid salt. However, if you understand more about why your cardiovascular system is ill, for example if you have some faulty cardiac genes, or a chamber is faulty and causing “nocturnal” hypertension, then you often can fix it. Especially if you work with a doctor that understands the heart from these points of view. Enter center stage. Dr. Mark Houston. Dr. Houston is renowned as the “iconic functional cardiologist” who put functional cardiology on the map. Functional cardiology looks for “root causes” of hypertension and heart disease, such as the specific molecules that create heart damage. The patient is then guided toward making improvements in lifestyle, sleep, blood pressure throughout 24/hours, diet and medications to bring them back to heart health once again. Dr. Houston created the only “functional cardiology certification course” for medical doctors taught at A4M, the Anti-Aging Certification Course.  He teaches all 24-hours himself. Dr. Houston has authored a number of textbooks for cardiologists as well as books for everyday patients. The Hypertension Institute in Nashville, where Dr. Berkson goes for her look-see heart health exams is run by Dr. Houston. Dr. Houston is tripled boarded in hypertension as an American Society of Hypertension (ASH) specialist and Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension (FASH), Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Anti-aging medicine (ABAARM). Nutrition is a subject taken seriously by Dr. Houston. He has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Functional and Metabolic Medicine from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Houston was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Houston has spent his life learning how to figure out the “root cause” of heart disease and high blood pressure and how to individualize natural answers to keep us living longer, healthier and on less medications. In this show you will learn: Differences between blood pressure medications. Which ones do not work very well. Why many patients just don’t get better and what we can do about it. Molecules of mass destruction that “drive” heart disease and how to test and naturally treat these. What is “nocturnal hypertension” and why should your doctor test for this. And more. Dr. Houston and Dr. Berkson are colleagues and both are professors for A4M so this conversation is between friends as well as agile thinkers. You will learn how Dr. Houston’s approach integrates the whole person‚ mind, body and spirit. You will be surprised at the in-depth manner in which his team evaluates the heart, the lining of your blood vessels and even blood pressure analysis. Resources and Links Dr. Houston’s Office in Nashville, TN. Hypertension Institute   Books: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease   What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About: Hypertension: The Revolutionary Nutrition and Lifestyle Program to Help Fight High Blood Pressure   Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine   Podcasts: Functional Cardiology with Mark Houston, MD (#129)

May 18

63 min

What is Organic? We hear a lot about organic foods these days. What are they? Are organic foods from Whole Foods, farmers’ markets, Walmart, and the organic food section of your local grocery store all the same?  What is soil biome and what does healthy microbial life in soil have to do with the biomes in our colon, lungs, or sinuses?  How do plants direct which nutrients “gather round their roots” to create the heathiest microbial life? Eliot Coleman answers these questions in his interview with Dr. Berkson, an interview between two long-time friends. Eliot Coleman and Four Seasons Farm Eliot Coleman is an American organic farmer, author, researcher and educator. Eliot along with Scott Nearing, PhD, is credited with helping farmers and all of us become aware of authentic organic gardening: what it is, how it benefits life, and how the FDA has sold out to big Agra lobbies . . . even when it comes to organic labeling. OMG! It’s just like medicine! His book, The New Organic Grower, is a “bible” for organic farmers, especially those who sell to our food markets. Coleman has been gardening since the Sixties, when he bought 60 acres of land from Scott Nearing for $33 an acre and turned it into Four Seasons Farms. The farm is in Penopscott Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean, in south central Maine. Coleman’s gardens produce 50 different vegetables, even artichokes. He grows them “just to make the Californians nervous.”  Moments in Time Dr. Berkson lived with the Nearings and Colemans for several years, sleeping in the Coleman’s woodshed at night while learning organic gardening and building rock garden walls and log cabins by day. Berkson and a tall mysterious boat maker named Brent felled the trees one year, let them dry, and then hand-scythed them the following year to build the log cabin. They made the filling in-between the logs out of sphagnum moss gathered from local fields and pebbles from the shoreline, hand mixed together with cement in wheel barrels. In this interview, Berkson was shocked to learn that the cabin still exists; it was moved to another part of the Colemans’ land and is now the formal “guest house” for visitors from all around the world. She has learned, though, that the root-cellar she dug by hand, by candle light at night to get finished before the first huge snows, chronically leaked. Coleman in Washington DC Coleman started writing and going to Washington to educate big Agra, serving two years as Executive Director of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). He advised the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1979–80, with input into the document that formed the basis of today's legislated National Organic Program (2002) in the U.S.—the Report and Recommendations on Organic Farming. The program has since become unfortunately diluted by big business. “Organic” labeling now allows inclusion of hydroponics and many plants not really raised organically, especially most berries and tomatoes you find labeled organic, even at markets like Whole Foods. Back in Maine The Four Seasons Farm is across the Bay from two islands once owned by Bucky Fuller. Bucky’s islands housed organic gardens, composting toilets, geodesic domes, and hosted experiments held by international scientists. Way back when, Berkson hung out with thinkers like Bucky (along with her boyfriend at the time, Hans Meyers, an astrophysicist who later became president of The Buckminster Fuller Institute. He also designed the water turbines of Austin, the city in Texas where Berkson now lives.)  In those years, Nearing and Berkson (along with many international visitors) gathered rocks from the countryside (“uglies and beauties,” as Helen Nearing called them), and built huge garden walls (two-and-a-half feet thick, eight feet high, and two feet into the ground,) which extended the growing season two months on either end. The rocks absorbed the sunlight and transmitted it into the soil and plants. With special tools, Nearing could grow food all year long, despite being in Maine and having one of the shortest growing seasons in the U.S. Eliot now uses unheated and minimally-heated greenhouses and polytunnels to be able to grow veggie year round in Maine. Fun Fact Scott and Helen Nearing wrote the foreword for Berkson’s first book, The Foot Book (Harper Row Publishers, 1979), which sold 750 million copies. Friends and Truth Grounded in the Earth This interview between Eliot Coleman and Dr. Berkson is a positive show, just what is needed in the midst of the tsunami of suffering, pain, and misunderstanding that is happening now around our planet. Your whole family, clinic, and neighbors will want to hear the truth about our food, and the noble connection between “good folks” and the earth.  Guest Links and Resources Book:  The New Organic Grower

May 11

50 min

Hear all about Low-Dose Naltrexone from Pam W. Smith, MD, MPH – an Anti-Aging Medicine Specialist. Dr. Smith is an international expert on LDN and was a guest speaker at the first international LDN conference in Australia in 2019. Dr. Smith created and teaches many of the modules that certify MDs, pharmacists and NPs to become board-certified as functional practitioners. For the past decade Dr. Berkson and Dr. Smith have often lectured together most recently, team teaching a 16-hr. hormone course a few months ago in Salt Lake, City. Naltrexone is used in high dosages in the ER for drug overdosages. In smaller dosages (micro amounts to typically 4.5 mg) is referred to as “Low-Dose Naltrexone” known mostly often as its acronym:  LDN. LDN has many uses. For example LDN: boosts immune function, tamps down unhealthy inflammation, stops cancer tumor growth and metastases, helps auto-immune diseases go into remission, and much more. Clinical reports on LDN have demonstrated many possible benefits in diverse diseases such as fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, complex-regional pain syndrome, Hailey-Hailey disease, and cancer. In this show you will learn: Dose ranges of LDN. How to properly take LDN. The use of ultra-low dosages. LDN use for chronic pain and how it may reduce the need for opioids. How LDN is used adjunctively for MS, RA, and other auto-immune diseases as well as inflammatory bowel diseases. How it works as a promising immunomodulatory agent by binding to opioid receptors in or on immune cells and tumor cells. Why many functional doctors are prescribing it for “all” auto-immune and cancer patients.   Naltrexone is a drug and thus any patient can have a reaction but adverse reactions are very rare. Make sure to listen to this highly educational show. Website: Center for Personalized Medicine   Books: What You Must Know About Allergy Relief: How to Overcome the Allergies You Have & Find the Hidden Allergies that Make You Sick What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders and What to Do About Them: Your Guide to Treating Autoimmune Dysfunction, Hypo- and Hyperthyroidism, Mood ... Loss, Weight Issues, Heart Problems and More Why You Can't Lose Weight: Why It's So Hard to Shed Pounds and What You Can Do About It What You Must Know About Women's Hormones: Your Guide to Natural Hormone Treatments for PMS, Menopause, Osteoporis, PCOS, and More What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It: A Guide to Proven Techniques and Supplements to Maintain, Strengthen, or Regain Memory What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More: Choosing the Nutrients That Are Right for You Social Media: Facebook

May 4

58 min

Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a scientist, ethicist, libertarian author/activist and a close girl friend of Dr. Berkson’s. Thus, this show is informative but also down-home; a chat between friends. Dr. Ruwart has a Ph.D. in Biophysics and was a research scientist at The Upjohn Company involved in developing new therapies for diverse diseases, such as liver cirrhosis and AIDS. Presently, in Texas, Dr. Ruwart oversees IRB’s which allow peer-research to unfold in proper regulatory pathways. Dr. Ruwart writes an Internet column, Ask Dr. Ruwart, featured in the Advocates for Self-Government “Liberator OnLine” e-zine. In this show you’ll learn: How the lack of testing kits helped the spread of COVID. Why the CDC’s original testing kits didn’t work. The FDA’s role. The official “change” of the FDA in 1962 and how this effects each one of us. How each of us, the average person, can have some input. What the average person can do to help solve some of these problems. Dr. Ruwart wrote a must-have book on how the FDA got to be what it is today, called  Death By Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It. Guest Resources & Links Book:  Death By Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It Dr. Berkson: COVID-19 Links Coronavirus Update & Integrative Natural Answers COVID-19: In Light of Historical Pandemics, the Health of Planet Earth, & What We Can Do! (#168) COVID-19 with Dr. Leo Galland (#169) COVID-19: Promising Treatments By Docs on the Frontlines (#172)

Apr 27

44 min

COVID-19 has now been reported in every continent but Antarctica. We have no standard treatment nor time for randomized trials to test treatments in accepted scientific manner. In this show you learn about a team of 8 physicians throughout the country, including seasoned ER doctors, ICU physicians and critical care providers, who got together and created a protocol based on various published anti-viral interventions. In their facilities this protocol is saving lives. Their very ill COVID-19 patients given their specific protocol in the ER, in a specific manner of timing, are not progressing to need ventilators, are passing through the disease process faster with seemingly with less downstream permanent tissue damage. Dr. Berkson interviews one of these physicians, Dr. Keith Berkowitz. Dr. Berkowitz is an internist. Dr. Berkowitz was on the teaching faculty at North Shore University and New York University School of Medicine for many years. In addition, Dr. Berkowitz consulted with Island Peer Review Organization in New Hyde Park, New York, overseeing quality management. He has been a reviewer of questions for certification boards of the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz is also a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the American College of Physicians, the Medical Society of State of New York, the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine and the American College for Advancement in Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz is the co-author of Princeton Review’s Medical School Companion (Random House, 1995), Obviously, Dr. Berkowitz has high standing among allopathic medicine. But, we are fortunate that Dr. Berkowitz also thinks outside the box. “Agile thinking” is a trait greatly needed during this pandemic. Thinking that lifestyle and nutrition matter, Dr. Berkowitz founded the Center for Balanced Health in New York City.  Before creating this integrative clinic, Dr. Berkowitz was the medical director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz also published non-mainstream medical books such as The Stubborn Fat Fix (Rodale, 2009) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Flour Free Eating (Alpha Books, 2010). You can see that Dr. Berkowitz is grounded in allopathic medicine but, in addition, has a functional medicine perspective. All eight doctors on this new COVID-19 treatment team are aligned in combining the best of both medical worlds.  That’s exactly what they did with this new protocol to treat COVID-19. This medical team of eight combined nutrition, based on research published in China on COVID-19 patients, and added two medications that address the damaging molecular issues of COVID-19. They developed an intravenous protocol that is administered every 6 hours to patients that are getting very ill from this novel virus. Many of these patients, in the facilities using these protocols, are healing faster and not progressing to the point of needing ventilators. This is a very critical aspect of treating this illness. Ventilators can be lifesaving, but once a patient is put on ventilators for COVID-19, they have a much higher risk of dying from this disease; the numbers being 56% to 85% risk of fatality depending on the studies you read. Any protocol that help treat a COVID-19 patient successfully and also enabling avoidance of ventilators is worth learning about. And passing forward. Guest Links and Resources Website: Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group Center for Balanced Health - Dr. Keith Berkowitz My Medical Journey to Find a Treatment for COVID -19   Books: Princeton Review’s Medical School Companion The Stubborn Fat Fix The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Flour Free Eating

Apr 20

62 min

More and more people are drinking wine. But how healthy is your wine? Are there specific wines to avoid especially if we are ill or have vulnerabilities to gut issues? Turns out the answer is yes and in this show you will learn all the wine facts you ever need to know! Todd White, founder and owner of Dry Farm Wines explains the details of what’s in your wine, what the FDA allows, and what kinds of wine are the healthiest. Or not. In this show you will learn: The difference between “wet” and “dry” farming wines. What additives are allowed in wines no matter what the labels say. If you have a history of gut issues you should avoid this one additive. There’s ammonia in them there grapes. What’s the issue with some organic wines? What’s mega purple? And more. Did you know the FDA allows an incredible number of additives in wine, that are NOT legally required to be on the label. Want to know which ones? Go here https://www.ttb.gov/wine/treating-materials Guest Resources & Links Special Gift to you at Dry Farm Wine: Get an extra bottle of wine for a penny with your first Subscription Order. Click here for special offer with membership: www.dryfarmwines.com About Dry Farm Wines: 1.) All of the wines are lab tested to ensure they are: Sugar Free (< 1g/L) Lower Sulfites (< 75ppm) Lower Alcohol (< 12.5%) 2.) All of the wines are also: Grown Organically/Biodynamically Low Carb-Friendly Dry Farmed/Irrigation Free Fermented with 100% Wild, Native Yeast Handcrafted/Small Batch Old World International Natural Wines Paleo & Keto-Friendly Free of Industrial Additives Grown From Older Vines

Apr 17

61 min

You know how the old saying that the “Two Inevitables” are taxes and aging? Well, what if aging, at least as we know it, wasn’t a given? This show, with one of the world’s experts on anti-aging. Dave Asprey,  is a super dynamic interview about extending your life. Dave is a genius, agile thinker and you get to hear his effective, distinctive array of science-based anti-aging tools. Dave Asprey has used specific nutrients and off-label use of medications, to pull himself back from being a 300 lb. extremely unhealthy younger male, to now being a middle-aged much more youthful dynamic incomparable male. He did this by “bio-hacking”. In fact, Dave helped put this term—“biohacking”—in Webster’s dictionary and on our human radar. Bio-hacking is using tools to hack our DNA so we can improve our genes, moving them toward living longer better. Dave shares with the world his idea that aging is plastic, that it’s encoded. “If something is encoded, you can crack the code.” “If you can crack the code, you can hack the code!” Governments like China and Russia are investing in “Anti-aging Technologies” as they realize it gives them tremendous competitive advantage? Why shouldn’t you do the same? This show tells how. In this powerful dialogue between colleagues and friends, you learn: What is biohacking? How you might live longer but do it much like you did in your 20’s. How to use nutrients to keep your tissues and brain younger longer. Which off-label medications “turn on” your brain mitochondria and immune system healing powers, so your lysosomes can clear “pro-aging gunk” out of your cells. You will learn what lysosomes are, and how and why to take care of them. You will learn exact tools to be rich in energy. Energy is everything. Energy is the true currency of life. That it’s not how long you sleep but how well you sleep. The Keck School of Medicine and the American Cancer Society looked at over 1 million adults 30 to 102, how they slept and their mortality rates and those that slept 6.5 hours lived longer and those that slept 8 hours a night died earlier from all causes! Atypical sleep improving hormones and medications! Dr. Berkson asked Dave, “How can you say in the book that you will live to be 185 years old?”  Dave answered, “At least 185 years old!” Dave then explains, in detail, exactly how he is living toward that reality every single day. Dr. Berkson read Super Human at least three times, underlining many pearls guiding us toward a safer, younger future. She proclaimed, "Super Human is one of the best reads I’ve devoured in years". This is “must-hear” show and a “must-read” book, perfect read for those wanting to know how to be the best that they can possibly be. Super Human has almost 500 peer review citations. It’s based on research but comes from that unique virtuoso Asprey special deep dive. Biohacking is not just for the ultra-rich or CEO’s of Google - but for you and me. This book should be on your shelves and the information guiding your purchasing of supplements and prescriptions. This year, for the first time, there will be more people on Earth over the age of sixty-five than under the age of five. We need biohacking. You and I need this information and need to take actions based on it. Do not miss out on this show or book! And don’t miss out on all the other very cool and life enhancing tools from Dave Asprey from Bulletproof mold-free coffee to the best eye-glasses for sleeping and computer use Dr. Berkson has ever used. Be your best by tuning in, and allowing Bulletproof and Dave Asprey to buttress up your incarnation. Guest Resources & Links Books: Super Human Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster - in Just Two Weeks The Bulletproof Diet: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life Website: www.bulletproof.com

Apr 9

63 min

Dr. Leo Galland practices in the epicenter of the worst outbreak of Covid-19 in the US, in Manhattan. He is a board-certified internist and specialist in immunology and Integrative Medicine and has quickly become a medical spokesperson for COVID-19 in NY and the country. In addition, Dr. Galland has authored 40 scientific articles and written chapters for numerous textbooks including Integrative Gastroenterology and Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition.  In this show you will learn: How COVID-19 uses ACE2 receptors to enter the body. How “unhealthy” ACE2 receptors put us at increased risk of getting very ill once infected with COVID-19. Which nutrients support healthy ACE2 receptors. What diseases are linked with unhealthy ACE2 receptors. The role of enabling “furins”. Which dietary flavonoids are protective and what forms are the most absorbable. How social distancing may not only reduce rate of cases but also the virulence and infectivity of this virus. 80% of people that get COVID-19 will not get very ill. 20% go on to get very ill and 5% may die. Our goal is to learn how to become part of the 80% if infected. You will also learn about biology of viruses and COVID-19 that are not known by many... yet.  Dr. Galland’s practice is grounded in 3 principles: Search for the root causes of each person’s illness; don’t just suppress symptoms with drugs. Treat every patient and every illness as unique. Choose treatments that enhance rather than suppress normal function, whenever possible. Dr. Galland uses these principles in his approach and description of this global pandemic we are all now facing.  This is a must not miss show. Pass this on to save lives. Editor's Note: After the show, Dr. Galland wrote to Dr. Berkson that he loved the interview. “ Great to see you and so good to talk to an intelligent person who understands biology”.  Guest Resources & Links Website: www.drgalland.com Dr. Galland's Coronavirus Protection Protocol Books: The Four Pillars of Healing: How the New Integrated Medicine- -the Best of Conventional and Alternative Approaches- - Can Cure You The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth about Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well The Fat Resistance Diet: Unlock the Secret of the Hormone Leptin to: Eliminate Cravings, Supercharge Your Metabolism, Fight Inflammation, Lose Weight & Reprogram Your Body to Stay Thin Already Here: A Doctor Discovers the Truth about Heaven The Heartburn and Indigestion Solution

Apr 2

61 min

We are at war with the virus that causes the new viral illness, COVID-19. In this show you hear Dr. Berkson’s theory on the “Gaia Principal” and taking a look at “root cause” of escalating pandemics. In this show you learn: Four portals of entry of the coronavirus. Suggested tools for prevention in high-risk and low-risk persons. Suggestions for once infected. What is a virus is. Discussion and controversy on this virus and NSAIDs. The main time-frame for human pandemics and how many have died. How pandemics are increasing. What this means for Mother Earth and for each one of us. Why we need to prioritize values of “humanity” and “future generations” more than money and power. Issues with kits, government response, fatality rates and why. And There Is More! You will hear exact steps to “flatten the curve” (todays COVID-19 mantra) with specific ways to maintain your immunity. You learn what sugar does to your immune system and for how long. We share specific dosages of anti-viral nutrients. You will hear the names of two new promising drugs that may help halt this coronavirus, and how the underlying mechanism of how they work overlaps with melatonin. How melatonin may be a critical player to help you stay well.. and why. (I wrote an entire chapter on melatonin in my book, Safe Hormones, Smart Women.) How the virus binds to ACE2 and the controversy of ACE2 receptors and hypertensive medications. Remember: Stay calm. The stress hormone cortisol is immunosuppressive. We are being asked by the “isness” of this viral reality to live “community” consciousness more than “personal”. We are all in this together. Let’s get the message right. Let’s support the leaders that tell the truth, not manage the truth. Take Note: Twenty-percent of U.S. COVID-19 deaths so far have been aged 20 to 64. Kids can get it. They may not die but may be at risk of permanent tissue damage. You can have the virus without symptoms or only digestive ones. Learn how viruses have consciousness and evolve just like we do. Thus, symptoms and treatments may do the same.  You will learn the “two aspects” of this virus that make it different than what humanity’s immune systems have seen before. This dangerous virus is here for a while, but our fates are not locked in. In this show you learn how to take more mastery of your fate. Want More? Go here to read Dr. Berkson’s in-depth article on COVID-19: how the virus acts and integrative natural answers. https://drlindseyberkson.com/coronavirus-update-integrative-natural-answers/ References:  See my in-depth article on Coronavirus for an indepth listing of my sources. In addition, some background facts came from The Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO-China-Final-COVID-19-report.

Mar 21

88 min

Dr. Berkson interviews Lisa Tamati about the incredible story told in her new book, “Relentless,” of never giving up and healing from brain injury. Lisa’s mom had a stroke and aneurysm both within 3 days and was given a few weeks to live. But Lisa would not take “no” for an answer. In ingenious manners, Lisa had her mother go on  hyperbaric oxygen treatments, nutrients and medications. All these boost brain function to return after devastating injury. Lisa kindly put together a list for our show notes (thanks Lisa!) with all kinds of action-steps, nutrients and even off-label use of meds to help brain trauma patients: Lisa feels that, “Everyone who has had a brain injury would benefit from:” A sleep apnea assessment.  Hyperbaric oxygen tank treatments Exercise to increase BDNF, preferably high intensity interval training Get Pituitary gland checked - hormone production can be impaired by brain injury which can lead to many secondary problems  Brain exercises - challenging the brain all the time  Get thyroid checked as this can be affected  Infrared laser therapy - Photo biomodulation - go vielight.com use code Tamati at Checkout 10% discount on devices  Brain Helpful Supplements: N-Acetyl Cysteine acute dose 2 grams x 2  a day days 1 -4, days 5-7 1.5 gram x a day  Fish oil with higher EPA to DHA (must be of highest quality, many oxidize if not processed properly) Alternative to fish oil for omega 3 is spirulina (all around good omega supplement in high dosages (it’s a food not a supplement so can't overdo it ) the best on the market is energybits.com use code Lisa at checkout to get 20% off Chlorella also from energy bits MCT oil  (brain octane oil - Bulletproof  is probably the best) Curcumin for inflammation  Vitamin C for inflammation Vitamin D 5000 IU/day  Ashwagandha  Bacopa Monniere  N- Acetyl L-Tyrosine Coenzyme Q10  Citicholine  Aniracetam (drug but very well tolerated and used for over 6 decades with virtually no side effects) and piracetam Huperzine A  Gota Kola Panax Ginseng Alpha GPC (1200mg initially)  Acetyl L Carnitine  Cordyceps Mushroom Extract  Phosphatidylcholine  Good quality extra virgin Olive Oil (oleic acid)  Here’s more cool Lisa Tamati stuff: Playlist of all Lisa’s mums videos that accompany the book so people can come along the journey at different stages with us. https://www.lisatamati.com/page/playlist/ Video of her mom learning to swim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6tqbaEHDlc Lisa’s podcast: "Pushing the Limits"  Lisa’s Facebook is @lisatamati and Instagram @lisatamati    Lisa’s books – available on her website at www.lisatamati.com Relentless available on her website at www.lisatamati.com  Running Hot Running to Extremes Online running training club. https://www.lisatamati.com/page/runningpage/   Lisa’s Mental Toughness and Emotional Resilience course  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/mindsetuniversity/\   Lisa’s Epigenetics Testing Program  https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics/  

Mar 10

52 min

Be master of your mind rather than having your mind be master of you! As our culture and world gets more stimuli, more screen time, more job demands, our mindfulness and peace can suffer.  In this show you learn: What is mindfulness. How mindfulness is like “falling in love” with the details that make up your life, rather than be overwhelmed by them. Exact steps to practice it within minutes.  How mindfulness can help you deal successfully with physical pain and negative emotions. How negative emotions “lube” a groove into your survival brain while shutting down your higher executive brain.  What breathing has to do with it. Generation stress. Recipe for peace: pay attention, say thank you, breathe. And more. Dr. Race started the Mindful Life Schools program which has helped over 50,000 children and many teachers learn mindfulness and create more happiness. Kristen Race, Ph.D. is a parent of two young children, as well as an expert in child, family and school psychology. Dr. Race is the author of Mindful Parenting and founder of Mindful Life™.  Dr. Race has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, CNN, and Real Simple Magazine. She is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today and a TEDx speaker. The effect of mindfulness is extremely pronounced. Yale scientists demonstrated (see citation below) that even when participants were subjected to high heat on their forearm, their brain responded as if it was experiencing normal temperature if they were practicing simple mindfulness techniques. It is connecting to the present moment peacefully, gratefully and with NON-JUDGMENT. In this show you learn the easy and effective technique of PBR: Pause,  Breathe, and  Respond with Intention.  Very cool!  Works fast when practiced regularly. Our judgments can rule us... making us vulnerable to anxiety, negativity and unhappiness.  The good news is... we can learn to rule our judgments.  With tools of mindfulness. This leads to awareness and to control over our mind and health. Awareness of what rules us is a huge part of feeling healthier and happier. It rules how you act and react. And what you attract.  It makes you comfy inside your body, brain and relationships. Understand and practice awareness.  This show guides you how! Guest Resources & Links Website: Mindfullifetoday.com Book: Mindful Parenting Additional Reading: Mindful-acceptance down-regulates pain and negative emotion. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 2020; DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsz104 Bigger Belly Fat, Smaller Brain Size & The Shocking Link of Mindfulness (15 Action Steps)

Mar 4

58 min

Astrology is a system that looks at cycles of life using the language of planets. It’s about planetary energies that influence our personal personalities, temperament, challenges and strengths. The practice of astrology has been around in various forms for thousands of years. The New Age movement of the 1960s and ’70s launched the New Age as the “Age of Aquarius”—the 2,000-year period after the Earth is said to move into the Aquarius sign. People especially turn to spirituality and astrology during stress. Millennials and Gen Xers have been significantly more stressed than previous generations since 2012 and are embracing astrology with a huge hug. Dr. Berkson met Alan Oken at a Holy Man Jam, where spiritual leaders converged to discuss the consciousness of planet earth. Alan Oken was the Director of The Wisdom School (Santa Fe, NM), is co-founder of the Australian Institute for the Development of Consciousness and was Director of Esoteric Studies in Lisbon. Alan is the author of a dozen titles, including Soul-Centered Astrology, Rulers of the Horoscope, and Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology. In this personal yet general dialogue, you will learn: Forecasting for 2020 Millennials The New Spirituality Which generation that will come forward to promote international peace. Check out Alan at: https://www.alanoken.com/

Feb 24

55 min

Many of us want love. But most of us have never learned the skills to get love, keep love and make love sustainable. Relationships are more complex today than ever before. In this warm and easy-listening interview you will hear how to approach love effectively and sanely and get the tools you need to enjoy love for years to come. Maya Diamond is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and holds a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Maya was named one of the best life coaches in San Francisco by Expertise.com. In 2014, she was named one of the Best Relationship Experts in California by DatingAdvice.com.  Maya’s dating advice has been featured on mindbodygreen.com and elephant journal.com, and she’s been a regular guest expert on the Brian Copeland Show on KGO-860 Radio in San Francisco. Maya began “Empower Love” - a 4-month online course about attracting and sustaining healthy relational love.  In this show, BOTH Men and women will learn: Contemporary types of relationships such as monogamy, ethical non-monogamy, sapio-sexual, demi-sexual and more.  Tools needed for making love stay. How and why to avoid “Prana Suckers” (those that “drain” you rather then “replenish” you)  Why you shouldn’t have intercourse on the first date. Why half of marriages end in divorce. How to re-wire your attachment skills.  How to let go of unavailable men.  How to unwind the addictive pattern that has you choose the wrong men.  Finding, attracting and keeping your “best” partner. Additional Resources & Links www.empowerlove.us Why is Love So Hard?: Secrets on How to Soften Love and Make it Stay by Dr. Berkson Juicy Souls: Why we give our spirits away ... and how to get them back by Dr. Berkson

Feb 15

46 min

Dr. Berkson interviews Dr. Veronique Desaulniers who specializes in guiding women through breast cancer. Up to 30% of cancers are not found by mammogram, but by self-palpation (do it yourself breast exams). Dr. V—as she is respectfully known as—has a new product (Your Breast Friend) to help train women how to do effective and safe “self-breast exams”. In this show you learn: Current days statistics for breast cancer. For women with breast cancer, 89.7 percent survive for five years after diagnosis. This survival rate includes all women with breast cancer regardless of the stage or subtype The average 10-year survival rate is 83%. If the cancer is located only in the breast, the 5-year survival rate of women with breast cancer is 99%. Sixty-two percent (62%) of people with breast cancer are diagnosed with this stage. V’s personal journey with breast cancer twice. The Breast Cancer Conqueror movement The 7 Essentials System™ for healing and preventing Breast Cancer? How to do coffee enemas effectively. How to use and order frozen wheatgrass juice to put into the coffee enemas. Some quality immune boosting products. Why supplementing with both vitamin D and vitamin K is best. Your “Breast Friend Technology” so women can learn how to give themselves effective breast exams, which are the way both Dr. Berkson and Dr. Desaulniers discovered their cancers (just as this is the way many other women save their own lives, too) Links for Dr. V, my breast friend, Wheatgrass and Biomat. https://breastcancerconqueror.com/   https://mybreastfriend.com/ http://www.dynamicgreens.com/?id=drv http://drv.biomat.com/  

Feb 10

58 min

Health food tends to run in trends. At the moment coconut is king. But just as we live in a material world with two sides to everything, it appears there may be a “shadow side” to coconut oil—for some patients. You will learn Dr. Berkson’s conclusions from first hearing this at an A4M Anti-aging Gastroenterology module she was both a professor and student at, along with “sleuthing’ the science. In this show you will learn: What is intestinal permeability and why is “Goldilocks” just right permeability critical. What is coconut fat and how is this saturated fat very different from animal saturated fat. What is LPS and endotoxins. How to test for LPS and which labs do it. How different oils effect this. How different oils effect how we absorb sugar from food. Who should be very moderate if not avoid coconut oil and who doesn’t need to. What might coconut oil do to the gut wall and what are the studies suggesting this. What might coconut oil to the colonic microbiome and what are the studies suggesting this. Where is the Department of Nutrition that 1st published a pig and now a human study looking at every hour, up to five hour, blood levels of endotoxins, after consuming coconut oil. This does not reflect food. This probably does not reflect MTC oils. The gut and gut wall benefit of spore probiotics. The role of dietary fats and fatty liver. A few interesting citations: Lipids Health Dis. 2016 Nov 5;15(1):186. Postprandial serum endotoxin in healthy humans is modulated by dietary fat in a randomized, controlled, cross-over study. BMC genomics 19 (1), 808  2018 Nov 7 Differential Effects of Coconut Versus Soy Oil on Gut Microbiota Composition and Predicted Metabolic Function in Adult Mice J Med Food 2019 Dec 3 Virgin Coconut Oil Associated With High-Fat Diet Induces Metabolic Dysfunctions, Adipose Inflammation, and Hepatic Lipid Accumulation Influencia de la ingesta de aceites vegetales en la absorción intestinal de glucosa in vitro en hamster dorado [Influence of intake of vegetable oils on the in vitro intestinal absorption of glucose in golden hamsters]. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 1995;45(4):290–294.      

Feb 3

43 min

Judith Fein has traveled all over the world. She has written and spoken about her travels in blogs, books, Tedx Talks and keynotes. Now, Judy writes about traveling between life and death. In Judith’s newest book, How to Communicate With The Dead…and How It’s Done Around The World, you learn that death is not the end. Judith shares with us how to safely and satisfyingly communicate across what is perceived as a curtain between life and death.   In this show you learn: How Judith first started communicating with her past mother and father How people around the world communicate with the dead What Judith thinks of life, death and spirituality How you can use these tools in your own life What this means for your sense of peace in you’re here and “now” Judith Fein has contributed to 110 publications including the Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Hemispheres, Dallas Morning News, and AARP.  She’s the co-founder and Executive Editor of the award-winning group travel blog yourlifeisatrip.com, She gave a TEDx talk about Deep Travel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GErjagMyrYk&feature=youtu.be She blogs for Transformative Travel for Psychology Today https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/life-is-trip) and reviews films and opera. How to Communicate with the Dead and how cultures do it around the world 

Jan 27

56 min

This show is in honor of two amazing scientists that helped the world recognize the human threat of endocrine disrupting environmental chemicals. Dr. Elizabeth (Buzzy) A. Guillet PhD and Dr. Louis Joseph Guillet PhD—lovers, married for decades, visionaries, scientists—and amazing! Both have been Dr. Berkson’s heroes and colleagues for many years. Dr. “Buzzy” Guillett was the anthropologist who first took a look at what endocrine disruptors (environmental pollutants that mimic hormones) were doing to our children’s brains and our daughters breasts. Dr. Guillet and her husband, Dr. Lou Guillett, were instrumental in putting endocrine disruption on the scientific world’s radar. They were the definition of the original power couple. This show honors both and is an amazing interview with Dr. Buzzy Guillet about their work. Dr. Berkson worked with them at the Center For Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and interviewed them for Hormone Deception (available on Amazon second edition) over 25 years ago. Dr. Lou sadly passed a few years ago from lymphoma. Many think this was due to all his years of work in the dirty waters of Lake Apopka in Florida where he did original alligator research. Dr. Louis Guillett was an active man, not averse to actual wrestling with reptiles to take blood samples or measure penile lengths! Dr. Lou demonstrated that the alligators were getting feminized due to endocrine disruptors in the water. Now the lake has been cleaned and the male alligators are manly again, much due to Dr. Lou’s efforts. Dr. Louis Joseph Guillette junior was professor at the Medical University of South Carolina’s obstetrics and gynecology department in Charleston. He worked alongside Ana Soto, Frederick vom Saal and Theo Colborn, when endocrine disruption was a radical and unproven hypothesis. One of his most notable quotes was when Dr. Lou told a US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health and the Environment in 1993 about sperm counts: “Every man sitting in this room today is half the man his grandfather was. And the question is: are our children going to be just half the men we are?” This quote lives on and Dr. Buzzy is part of carrying on the investigation and pursuit of awareness and answers. Dr. Buzzy was a professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Buzzy spent years in Mexico studying the effects of pesticides on children’s thinking, brain development, hand-eye coordination, IQ and breast development. I always thought Dr. Lou looked like a “he-man” that just stepped out of an Irish spring commercial. And I always looked toward their relationship and amazing contributions with a huge heart of admiration. In this show you will learn: How pesticides can adversely affect your children and what to do about them. How Dr. G’s Mexico experiments demonstrated pesticides adverse effects on children’s brain development. How Dr. Buzzy tracked the children and effects of pesticides in food and in bug sprays, for many years. Why many of today’s young boys are being feminized, even having early fat pads similar to older women. How endocrine disruptors are effecting puberty timing. How our dirty planet is effecting our kid’s IQ and what this means for their future and humanity’s future. What we can do to protect ourselves. Which foods have the most endocrine disruptors to avoid. How she and Lou got into all this and stayed together as an amazing couple for many years. And much more. This is a must not miss show as endocrine disruptors have been called “the third major threat to humanity’ after nuclear war and global warming! And Dr. Buzzy Guillet helped scientists and humanity understand all this.

Jan 20

60 min

David Brownstein, M.D. is a Board-Certified family physician and one of the foremost practitioners and speakers of holistic medicine. Dr. Brownstein has practiced holistic medicine for 25 years, has 16 books out, many of them best-sellers. In this dynamic and personal dialogue between two colleagues and dear friends,  you will learn: What are the most accurate ways to assess cholesterol. What are ideal cholesterol levels. Why do cardiologists recommend statins when the statistical science is so poor. Statins include atorvastatin (Lipitor), fluvastatin (Lescol XL), lovastatin (Altoprev), pitavastatin (Livalo), pravastatin (Pravachol), rosuvastatin (Crestor, Ezallor) and simvastatin (Zocor, FloLipid). Learn the most common side effects and the underlying mechanisms. Statins increase calcium score numbers: what this is and why you should care. Relative versus accurate statistical significance. The role of thyroid and hormones in heart health. Thyroid resistance, what it is, what labs look like and how you treat it . How Dr. Brownstein trains medical students to learn this information. And more! Links: https://www.drbrownstein.com/ https://www.drbrownstein.com/blog/ https://www.drbrownstein.com/store/ References: The Statin Disaster Brownstein David How statistical deception created the appearance that statins are safe and effective in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology, 2015; 8 (2): 201 DOI: 10.1586/17512433.2015.1012494

Jan 13

77 min

Dr. Berkson speaks on the “re-analysis” of the Women’s Health Initiative—a 19-year follow-up— presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 13, 2019. (* See abstract below for details). In this show, estrogen gets a “reframe”. You learn: How estrogen protects against breast cancer incidence How estrogen protects against all-cause mortality (death from all causes). How estrogen protects many tissues, especially our energy organelles: mitochondria. You learn how best to take estrogen therapy, optimal timing of initiation, benefits, and theories as to why estrogen is breast cancer protective more than breast cancer dangerous.   Did you know estrogen has been historically used to treat breast cancer! Dr. Rowan T. Chlebowski is the principal investigator in this new re-analysis. Asked if this new data should influence current guidelines on menopausal hormone therapy? Dr. Chlebowski says, "Yes, I would hope so!” Dr. Berkson will be writing a blog on “Estrogen Vindicated” that you can soon find at drlindseyberkson.com in the blog section. Don’t miss out on the most potent anti-aging tools we have: hormones. And one of the most breast, brain and life protective… is estrogen. God bless her! Happy New Year’s 2020!!!

Jan 3

54 min

Dr. Stephen Weiss is a regular family practice physician along with being fully trained as a classical homeopath. Dr. Weiss practices holistic/integrative medicine at Medicine 360 in Santa Fe NM.  Dr. Weiss has a special interest in spirituality- waking up and discovering the truth of who we are. This is a gentle, calm show that enlightens you to: •What is homeopathy? •How does it work? •How it is prescribed. •Case reports that will amaze. •How functional medicine merges with homeopathy. •How functional medicine merges with a spiritual perspective.

Dec 2019

63 min

Go to https://drlindseyberkson.com/bigger-belly-fat-smaller-brain-size-shocking-link-mindfulness-15-sophisticated-action-steps/ for an in-depth article on this topic. When it’s fat or real estate, it’s all about location, location, location! Where your fat is located on your body, affects your overall health, your brain structure and function, and even your ability to be mindful… or not.   In this show you learn plenty of facts and fiction about fat cells.   Fat has more functions than we thought. Fat stores excess calories so you can mobilize the fat stores for energy when you need them. Fat releases hormones that control metabolism (metabolism refers to how you burn calories as energy, or store calories as fat). Fat protects organs. Fat acts like Jekyll and Hyde depending on where it lives, what type of fat it is and how many of them are there. Hormone altering chemicals love fat.  Pollutants that mascaraed as hormones, can hide inside fats cells making them act physiologically nasty. Dr. Bruce Blumberg has labeled these endocrine disruptors that especially make for unhealthy fat cells, obesogens. Fat cares about location.   Not all fat is created equal. Where your fat “lives” modifies it’s function. Visceral fat lives inside your gut surrounding your organs. Subcutaneous fat lies under your skin.   Mounting evidence shows that fat lying deep within the abdomen is more perilous than the fat you can pinch with your fingers on your underarm, inner thigh and even on your belly just under your skin. Fat that lives right underneath your skin, that feels relatively soft and that you can pinch between your fingers, is called subcutaneous fat. In a healthy person, you should have a bit of fat under your skin that makes up a bout 90% of your fat stores. The remaining 10% — called visceral or intra-abdominal fat —lies outside of your easy reach, beneath your firm abdominal wall. This fat fills the spaces surrounding abdominal organs like your liver, intestines, spleen and others. Visceral fact can also be found inside your omentum. This is an apron-like flap of tissue that lies under the belly muscles and blankets the intestines. The omentum gets harder and thicker as it fills with fat. As women approach middle years, their proportion of fat to body weight increases often more than this happens in males.  Their belly enlarges. Fat storage starts to thicken the torso, fill up under the armpits, and thicken the waist, especially in the back.     Even if you don't actually gain weight, your waistline can grow by inches as visceral fat pushes out against the abdominal wall.   Fat is biologically active. It releases hormones that affect our health. Subcutaneous fat releases healthy hormones. Subcutaneous fat releases the hormone leptin. When leptin is released in optimal amounts, it acts on the brain to suppress appetite (to help you not over eat) and even helps burn stored fat throughout the body so you don’t get fat. Subcutaneous fat also releases adiponectin. Adiponectin protects the body against diabetes and heart disease by regulating how the body processes fats and sugars. Adiponectin also is a powerful anti-inflammatory molecule, especially protecting the linings of blood vessels. Adiponectin is made a bit by visceral fat, too, as long as there isn’t too much of it. But adiponectin production falls severely as visceral fat volume increases. As people become fatter, they make less adiponectin. This increases their risk of diabetes, heart disease, dementia and the list keeps growing. Visceral fat cells, in comparison, secrete unhealthy molecules and hormones. Visceral produces proteins called cytokines. These can trigger and maintain low-levels of unhealthy inflammation. Excessive inflammation is an independent risk factor for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, dementias and other serious chronic conditions. Visceral fat also produces a precursor to angiotensin, a protein that causes blood vessels to constrict, blood pressure to rise, and increases the risk of stroke. Visceral fat sets the scene for insulin resistance, another risk factor for many diseases as well as symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, out of control hunger and brain fog.     How to tell if you have too much bad visceral fat? If you have a pot belly you most like have excess visceral fat. If you gut protrudes past your breasts. If a woman’s waist is over 35 inches. If a man’s wait is over 40 inches. Your belly/your brain. One study followed 6,500 members of Kaiser Permanente of Northern California, a large HMO (health maintenance organization), for an average of 36 years, from the time they were in their 40s until they were in their 70s. They tracked who got dementia, and compared this to their belly fat. Those with the biggest bellies had the higher risk of dementia compared to people with smaller bellies. The link was true even for people with excess belly fat but overall of normal weight. How does belly fat cause brain damage? Leptin: Excess belly fat can cause leptin malfunction. This can cause issues with cognition, memory and hunger control. RBP4: Researchers at Harvard have discovered that, compared with subcutaneous fat, visceral fat secretes larger amounts of retinol-binding protein 4 (RBP4). Excesses of this molecule increase insulin resistance. As the volume of visceral fat increases, so do levels of RBP4. This connection is so predictable, researchers are developing a blood test for RBP4 as a way for physicians to accurately measure an individual's amount of visceral fat. Belly fat can be confusing. It can be both visceral and subcutaneous. It’s not easy to know exactly how much of your gut fat is killing your brain and your future. At the moment, the only way to determine which of your belly fat is subcutaneous or visceral, is by CT scan. This is expensive. And creates huge radiation exposure .So the test of RBP4  mentioned above, is promising, but not yet available Did you know there are 3 types of fat cells: white, brown and brite (beige). White fat. This is stored energy. When you cut calories, you tend to loose white fat cells. When you add more exercise expenditure to smaller portions, you tend to loose more white fat cells. Most of visceral fat is white fat cells. Brown fat. Brown fat is now thought to be more like muscle than like white fat. When activated, brown fat burns white fat. Brown adipose tissue contributes to your body’s core temperature maintenance through a process called non-shivering thermogenesis. Lean people have more brown fat and more non-shivering thermogenesis. Children have more brown fat than adults and it helps keep them warm. Cold weather promotes brown fat synthesis. Studies show that in Boston in the wintertime, brown fat is more active, and this stimulates metabolism and burning of calories. Brite (beige fat) is brow fat marbled within white fat. Brite fat regulates energy expenditure and fights against obesity. Interchangeable: White fat can turn beige. Beige fat can revert back to white fat. Conversion factors depend upon how you eat, move and the balance of all your hormone family members. For example, underactive thyroid or testosterone can be tamping down your metabolism and play a role into your types of fat cells. Obesity = occurs when you have more white fat than the other types of fat, from consuming more energy than you use, or having unhealthy hormones and nutrient status (hormone depend on nutrients to keep you health). You can fight obesity = by eating less, moving more, and eating more fishmeals or taking essential fatty acid fish supplements. Why? Fish oil helps you make more brown and brite fat, which ups your ability to burn calories. The “Browning of White Fat” (white fat turning beige). Exercise promotes the release of an exercise hormone called Irisin. In 2012, Bruce Spiegelman, PhD, a cell biologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, dubbed this exercise hormone as "Irisin," after Iris, the Greek messenger goddess. Spiegelman said that exercise “signals” your body to maintain healthier weight. You make the choice to exercise. As you exercise, your activated muscles produce and release irisin. Irisin promotes brown fat cell production within white fat cells. This is browning of white fat, by exercise through the middleman of irisin. More browned white fat means your metabolism increase. You burn more calories. It’s less difficult to maintain a healthier weight. Irisin has multiple benefits. Promotes white fat browning. Triggers neurogenesis (the growth of new neurons), especially within your brain. Increases the expression of BDNF(brain-derived neurotrophic factor). Activates genes involved in learning and memory. Lengthens telomeres (tips of DNA). The longer your telomeres, the more you fight off disease, aging and premature death. In-depth article at Berkson’s Blog:  https://drlindseyberkson.com/bigger-belly-fat-smaller-brain-size-shocking-link-mindfulness-15-sophisticated-action-steps/

Nov 2019

61 min

This is a show with a lot of pearls to help keep you well. In this solo show by Dr. Berkson you will learn: ·      How part of getting well is making sure your environment isn’t making you ill. ·      The bigger picture of health. ·      Not to sell your house when it might be your duvet cover: “Feather lung inflammation syndrome” caused by a feather duvet and reversed by ditching the duvet. ·      “The bigger the poop the smaller the hospital bill.” ·      Why your brain hormones need zinc. ·      Why you need to “train for your remission" based on information from astronauts! ·      Reversal of 16 years of stage 2 kidney disease within 10 months of getting to “root cause”. A real Thanksgiving! ·      Chronic illness can cause brain inflammation.  

Nov 2019

43 min

Dr. Christine Green has been treating tick-borne disease for many decades and lectures world-wide to physicians about testing and treating. This is a must hear show. You will never hear all this science-based and nuanced information on Tick-Borne diseases in one place. Dr. Green is an internationally renowned Tick-Borne “Medical Sleuth”! In this show you will learn: • What is Tick-Borne disease? • Where is it and why is it traveling? • How to avoid it? • Why all the mystery around diagnosing it? • What is Lyme? • What are co-infections? • What are effective tools to address this illness? • Which antibiotics and which herbs work for which conditions. • What does POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) have to do with Tick-Borne illness? • What pathogens must you test for in POTS that are often missed? • Buhner protocols and books for Lyme. • And much more! Dr. Green’s amazing links to help YOU! PATIENT INFORMATION STRATEGY 1: AVOID TICKS • Pest notes is a useful publication for how to avoid getting bit by a tick or how to avoid encountering a tick. • http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn7485.html • Robert Lane PhD • University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter page is useful • https://tickencounter.org/ • Wear tick protective clothing and have your own clothes treated with safe technology • https://www.insectshield.com/IS-Your-Own-Clothes-P338.aspx • For a more general view of safe clothing or measures to avoid ticks and still enjoy the outdoors: • https://www.insectshield.com STRATEGY 2: TICK ENCOUNTER An app that lets you send a picture of the tick and you get an identification apps.apple.com/us/app/ticktracker/id1346060330 To send the tick in for identification of Lyme, babesia, ehrlichia and/or anaplasma:** 1. Local Vector control will frequently identify ticks and Lyme. Less frequently other tick-borne pathogens 2. Tick report https://www.tickreport.com / 3. Igenex Lab Igenex .com **A negative report on pathogens in a tick should never change treatment or prophylaxis for a tick bite. • University of Rhode Island has an informative website that can be reached via this website. Tick free New Hampshire has accurate advice about avoiding ticks, killing ticks on clothing after being outside and removing ticks.** • https://tickfreenh.org/tick-borne-disease/ ** Whenever you come in from a potential exposure to ticks (right season, being near or in grass or oak chaparral) shed your clothes and place dry clothes in a hot dryer for 10 minutes or more. ***Showers and normal washing will not kill ticks. STRATEGY 3: TICK BORNE DISEASE PATIENTS • Columbia Medical Center has an informative website regarding Lyme disease • https://www.columbia-lyme.org/lyme-disease • Lymedisease.org . This website has a wealth of data. Scientific, social and clinical regarding Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The blogs are especially informative. • https://www.lymedisease.org/ • MyLymeData is a patient registry for Lyme disease and tick-borne disease. Already several publications have been produced that can help inform how to diagnose and treat this disease. • https://www.lymedisease.org/mylymedata / • The Lyme disease association • https://lymediseaseassociation.org/ HEALTH CARE PROVIDER EDUCATION CME OPPORTUNITIES Guidelines • Cameron, Daniel and Johnson, LB and Maloney EL Evidence assessments and guideline recommendations in Lyme disease: the clinical management of known tick bites, erythema migraines rashes and persistent disease Expert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy September 2014, Vol. 12, No. 9 , Pages 1103-1135 • The report of the Tickborne disease working group under HHS to Congress provides information on the challenge that tick-borne disease represents to the health and wellbeing of the American population. This clarifies here funding sources should go. • https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/tbdwg-report-to-congress-2018.pdf • This website provides accredited, evidence-based CME modules on Lyme disease for a physician audience. Current topic include: epidemiology of Lyme disease, when a blacklegged tick bite is more than a bite, managing blacklegged tick bites, early Lyme disease, serology, and Lyme carditis. New modules are scheduled to be posted by the end of the year. • https://www.lymecme.info/ • Conferences sponsored by Columbia and LDA • https://lymediseaseassociation.org/lda-conferences/lda-conf-2019/2019-annual-scientific-conference-lyme-tick-borne-diseases/ • Conferences sponsored by International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS) • https://www.ilads.org Books Cure Unknown Pamela Weintraub Conquering Lyme disease by Brian Fallon and Jennifer Sotsky In the Crucible of Chronic Lyme disease Kenneth Liegner Why Can’t I Get Better: Solving the Mystery of Lyme and Chronic Disease    

Nov 2019

111 min

Your vision is priceless. You will learn—in this amazing and magical dialogue—how to preserve, restore and protect your vision, from one of the world’s top eye specialists. Dr. Rani is the founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based in New York City. She is an award-winning Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Banik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for board certification in her field. Dr. Rani’s severe migraines, that no specialist could help, were finally “fixed” by nutrition. Thus, Dr. Rani now adds nutrition, and even essential oils, to her high-powered ophthalmologic practice. In this show you will learn: What is Ophthalmology versus Neuro-Ophthalmology? What medical eye food is the most inclusive at this present time and how to get a prescription. The use of essential oils for various eye conditions. Which plant pigments protect which parts of the eye. What are the best foods to protect our eyes. What is blue-light and which is the largest source? Which screens work the best to block out blue-light and how to purchase them. Which supplements best protect our eyes. How and when to start preventing macular degeneration. What causes and eliminates dry eyes? Do glaucoma patients have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease? And more! Lumega-Z Details and Links Prescription Eye Medical Food (one of the most complete formulas presently and also "possibly" covered by Medicare): Lumega-Z https://lumegaz.com/lumega-z/ It contains: lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-xanthin, and also has astaxanthin in low concentration.   It's also been studied recently in glaucoma patients and shown to have benefit!  https://eyewire.news/articles/results-of-lumega-z-data-to-be-presented-at-arvo/ Guest Resources & Links Dr. Rani’s social media: Private Facebook groups: EnVision Health Eye on Migraine Instagram: @dr.ranibanik YouTube Channel Rudrani Banik, M.D. Also, if anyone is interested in more migraine information, there are Migraine Resources page on Dr. Rani’s website which has 2 videos, supplements and essential oils she recommends, FL-41 tinted glasses, and a screen filter app for light sensitivity.

Nov 2019

63 min

Dr. Gaby is known as the “Father of Medical Nutrition”. His life’s work is the huge reference book: Nutritional Medicine, now in its second edition. This is a “must-have” reference with over 16,000 scientific citations on nutritional therapies. This book was written for healthcare practitioners but has also been extremely well received by the average person who wants to know what nutritional options are available for over 400 health conditions (even when most doctors don’t know about them).   In this show you will learn: Is D a vitamin or a hormone? How sunlight, skin, liver and kidneys are involved. Blood tests for vitamin D are unreliable. Dangers of taking too much vitamin D. How much vitamin D is “too” much? Optimal levels of vitamin D supplementation. Vitamin D in relation to pre-diabetes and cancer. How vitamin D “activates” a symphony of hormones inside the body. The large vitamin D-complex (similar to mixed-tocopherol E’s vs. d-alpha tocopherol) Fraud in nutritional literature and why it’s scary and relevant and where it’s coming from. Open-access publications vs. peer-review publications.   Dr. Gaby and Dr. Berkson have been life-long friends and colleagues, so you listen and learn while being entertained and enjoying a bit of their back-story.   Link to Dr. Gaby’s book: https://doctorgaby.com

Oct 2019

58 min

Palmer Kippola is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach who specializes in helping people reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions. She developed a framework called F.I.G.H.T.S.™ to help others beat autoimmune conditions based on her 26-year battle to overcome MS (multiple sclerosis). She reversed her MS 10 years ago. She wrote her own story and that of 12 physicians who also beat their autoimmune diseases, inside her new best-selling book: “Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health” with a foreword by New York Times best-selling functional medical doctor: Mark Hyman, MD. In this show you will learn: Autoimmune disease used to be rare but is becoming more common. There is a growing list of autoimmune diseases such as MS, RA, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Lupus and more Specific strategies—such as identifying your individual triggers— can make it rare once again. Stress must be face and calmed. Trigger foods like gluten must be avoided. Palmer shares the specific Cyrex array test to discover when you are no longer attacking your own “myelin sheath” (protective covering of nerves that gets damaged by MS). A 3-part Spore program to repair gut hyperpermeability. The “Three-some” taught at A4M to deal with autoimmunity. Steps to improving your diet and the need for measuring blood levels of TMAO. And more! Links: Buy Beat Autoimmune here: https://www.amazon.com/Beat-Autoimmune-Reverse-Condition-Reclaim/dp/0806538945   Beat Autoimmune web site: https://beatautoimmunebook.com/   Download your free Optimal Food Guide @ PalmerKippola.com/gift Facebook.com/palmerkippola Instagram.com/palmer.kippola Private FB group: com/transcendautoimmune

Oct 2019

61 min

Dr. Berkson – an hour medley show updating you on widespread health information from your gut to your kidneys to allergies. In this show you will learn:  The link between the “Keto diet” and gut wall health. Spores, the new way to heal gut wall and overall gut health. What nutrient helps you break-through a weight loss “plateau”. Foods that increase the “satiety” hormone—leptin. Exactly much fish oil to avoid if you are on blood thinners. The mechanism by which artificial sweeteners contribute to underactive thyroid disease. How stress dings your gut wall and how the “love hormone” oxytocin combats this. What the stress hormone “cortisol” has to do with causing and treating allergies. How to protect your kidneys when taking blood pressure medications and aspirin. How shift workers are prone to inflammation, the “melatonin-gut link”. If you are going to have to do radiation therapies, learn how to protect your gut to protect against complications.

Oct 2019

56 min

This show has a lot of dynamic information for men! Dr. Carragher is Board Certified in Family Medicine with advanced certification in Age Management Medicine and specializes in men’s hormones. Dr. Mike has been practicing in the Los Angeles for the past 10 years. Dr. Mike's training is rooted in science. He received his training at New York University, Rutgers University, Yale University and Western University of Health Sciences. Thus, Dr. Mike’s hormone work is solidly based in science. In this show, you will learn why there are so many frustrating ways that men miss out on science-based “optimal” hormone testing and treating. Topics Include: The in’s, out’s and pitfalls of testing hormones in males. The low “T” epidemic - fact or fiction? What else needs to be run in your blood work? When to use HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) vs. Testosterone (T) and why. How Dr. Mike feels about aromatase inhibitors, the good and the bad. The role of pollution as part of the male hormone problem and solution. And so much more, Listen in and Learn! Want to know more about Dr. Mike? Visit: www.thebodywellusa.com

Oct 2019

86 min

Injuries, Lymphedema & Tamoxifen with Dr. Berkson In this show you will learn: Sometimes it’s good to assist in your own healing and not treat yourself like a China teacup. Injury reframe! What’s lymphedema? Some possible causes and symptoms. The lymph system has “tight junctions” that can “leak”. The role of estrogen signaling and iodine in lymphatic flow, lymphatic tight junctions,  and lymphatic health. Possible tamoxifen complications in lymphedema. A flavonoid that may help with lymphedema along with a light-weight program. Supportive nutrients: Vitamin B2 100 mg and B3 500 mg twice a day can potentially help cells use iodine better (enhance bioavailability). These nutrients are co-factors in the NADPH oxidase pathway.

Sep 2019

66 min

Susan Bratton is an advocate and champion of all who desire passionate intimacy. She is a best-selling author of 34 books and multiple online programs that teach passionate lovemaking, bedroom communication skills and restorative sexual wellness techniques. In addition, Susan frequently trains PhD’s in intimacy and sexual behavior.   Just a few of the sizzling things you will learn in this interview:   The best lubes; ditch the AstroGlide. How there are over 10 types of orgasms and how to practice some of them. The difference between estrogen and testosterone in the bedroom. That “Old farts want orgasms!” How our toxic planet is adversely effecting marriage.   This show explains how to achieve the true Vitamin C - Connection!   Guest Resources & Links Check out Susan’s summit:  Moresexualvitality.com You can also enjoy more of Susan’s work at: Website: Personallifemedia.com YouTube channel: Better Lover Instagram:@susanbratton      

Sep 2019

67 min

In this show you will learn how Google is driving traffic “away” from functional medicine sites, like driving large amounts of cyber traffic away from the famous health advocate site named Mercola.com. Google especially drives traffic away from sites that are anti-vaccine, supportive of alternative cancer care, and discuss alternative medicine treatments. Thus, natural answers will be harder to find on Google. Try other sites such as Ecosia.org – the search engine that will plant a tree for every 100 searches! This all first began when Monsanto hired Google to help drive traffic in the direction they wanted when Monsanto had their first huge glyphosate court battle (which they lost). Google’s not only coupled with a big Chemical company; it’s doing the same with Big Pharma. Google’s parent company Alphabet has launched strategic alliances with major pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, Sanofi, Otsuka and Pfizer. They state it’s to spur drug development and to make “changes” in health care delivery. It seems that part of this is trying to minimized the functional medicine space, the major competitor of big chem and pharma companies. They state it’s to protect the public. What do you think? In American we have personal freedom of rights, but these do not apply to private companies in this realm. They do have the right to do this. But we need to know so we can adjust our efforts to get the solutions we are looking for. In this show you will also hear updates on: San Francisco and vaping. Nitroglycerin patches for bug and spider bites. Why you should ditch most commercial mouth washes. Why Cornell blames the consistent marriage rate decline on a “lack of economically-attractive men”. The pitfalls of taking too much vitamin D and at what level. How some breast cancer treatments put breast cancer cells into “sleep mode” and what this means about making “remission” your “mission”. Nature’s intention to sync mother and child’s brain waves, what threatens this and how to reinstate mutual brain harmony.

Sep 2019

58 min

Jim Hrncir, owner of Las Colinas Pharmacy, Compounding & Wellness in Irving, Texas, has received plenty of accolades during his nearly 40-year pharmacy career. Jim was named PCCA Compounding Pharmacist of the Year in 2017. PCCA is the company that makes many of the bases and formulas that compounding pharmacists use. PCCA also trains compounding pharmacists and MDs in yearly functional medicine courses (that Dr. Berkson often lectures).   Jim is the ‘go-to guru’ teaching and giving advice to physicians for many compounded prescriptions.   Recently, Jim was invited to testify in front of the National Academy of Health Sciences, who were given a task by the FDA to review the legality and compoundabilty of bioidentical hormones.   In this show you will learn what is going on with our rights to keep getting bioidentical hormones.   Jim also discussed his very effective and rapid-acting treatment for severe PTSD, that he is using in our returning soldiers.   This show is a powerhouse of amazing information.   You can ask your compounding pharmacist to ask Jim about his creative and effective protocols.   To reach Jim or to listen to some of his talks visit pharmacy's website:   https://www.lascolinaspharmacy.com/

Aug 2019

56 min

Dr. Gordon Pedersen is one of the world’s experts on the health benefits of silver. Dr. Pedersen is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Ph.D. degrees in Immunology and Medical Biology and performed his cardiology internship under Jonas Salk, the medical researcher who discovered the polio vaccine.    In this show you will learn the “ins” and “outs” of which silver is best for healing and how to apply silver for various conditions. For example, you will learn how and why silver nasal spray protects your nasal biomes, and thus your downstream small intestine and large intestine microbiomes.   You will discover: Alkaline vs. acidic silver. How silver is so healing it has put 100% of African children with malaria into remission, in several randomized trails, yet… still doesn’t require a prescription! The history of silver as a healing metal, even used in some food products in countries like India. The difference between structured silver and colloidal silver? Silver and your pets. Silver medically versus jewelry. How structured silver destroys “bad” but not “good” bacteria. And more!   Go to: My Doctor Suggests web site. For ONLY two weeks after this show airs, you can get any book of your choice on this site for FREE.   Silver products designed by Dr. Pedersen are available in lozenges, sprays, soaps, liquids, gels and more.

Aug 2019

58 min

In this show you will learn how to stop your failing struggle with weight.   Michelle Melendez's new book, End Dieting Hell: How to find peace with your body and lose weight is not another diet book! With over ten-years of experience as a weight loss specialist, Michelle shares insights most trainers and even bariatric doctors (weight loss docs) don't know.  Michelle put together a fascinating theory and been working with hundreds of women in her famous and effective Women Being Fit programs based on her new theories. Michelle’s brand-new lose weight and keep it off program details: Your cells literally get “addicted” to your weight loss struggle. Your cells (fat and nervous cells) get “off” on the “sensation” of struggle: keeping you caught repeating the struggle over and over again. Your subconscious is running your struggle and sabotages your efforts. Michelle’s program (which she runs in the gorgeous state of Hawaii rather than the state of denial, ha!) teaches you how to retrain your fat cells and neurology to work “with” you rather than “against” you. A big part of keeping weight off, is finding inner emotional “peace”. In Michelle’s program and new book, you learn EXACT steps to achieve inner peace and FINALLY get your body to stop its fat struggle addiction. Here is the Amazon link: End Dieting Hell: How to find peace with your body and lose weight    Michelle Melendez Þ  Author - End Dieting Hell! Þ  Fitness Expert Since 1996 Þ  1.866.339.4438 ·      WomenBeingFit.com/ ·      PilatesFullBody.com ·      facebook.com/womenbeingfit/   

Jul 2019

50 min

THIS IS VERY TIME ORIENTED: PLEASE TAKE ACTION ALONG WITH US!  Hormones Are Under Attack, Dr. Berkson’s Interview with Dr. Daved Rosensweet.  Daved Rosensweet MD has been specializing in bioidentical hormone therapies for decades. Dr. Rosensweet has developed his own training program (www.menopausemethod.com), patented hormone bases, and now this.   Dr. Rosensweet just came back from Washington D.C, where he testified in front of the National  Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to try to protect our rights and abilities to have access to safe and individualized hormones. Meaning: compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT). The battle is on for who gets the money from women getting hormones. Pharmaceutical manufacturers continually try to be the main influencer of the FDA; trying to keep women on patentable (non- individualized) hormones, versus compounded bioidentical hormones by compounding pharmacies in response to doctor’s individualize scripts. Our monumental efforts are called for right now! NASEM, has been tasked and funded by the FDA to organize a Committee on the Clinical Utility of Treating Patients with Compounded “Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.” To date there have been three meetings of testimonies of "stakeholders and experts" to the Committee. Recently surveys have been sent out to the public and practitioners for their opinions (see link to survey below).   Between the three meetings the majority of time was given to testimonies “negative” to bioidentical hormones. In contrast, about 1 hour and 35 minutes were on the “pro” side, supporting bioidentical hormones.    As far as can be discerned from the biographies of the 12 Committee members of MDs and PhDs, none have treated women or men with Bioidentical Hormones. One Committee member after the meeting had drawn to a close, approached one of the compounding pharmacist experts and said "there is no way we will tell the FDA to back what you do, however, I am interested in you treating me for menopause as this makes sense to me."   You can hear Dr. Rosensweet’s testimony (only allowed 5 minutes) and Q & A at these links: http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/Activities/Quality/BioidenticalHormoneReplacementTherapy/2019-MAY-06/Videos/S2/16.aspx Q & A: http://nationalacademies.org/hmd/Activities/Quality/BioidenticalHormoneReplacementTherapy/2019-MAY-06/Videos/S2/17.aspx   HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: To maintain male and female rights to get bioidentical hormones: Forward this email to all of your friends and family who may be impacted by lack of access to BHRT and ask them to complete the survey also Take the Survey! Copy and paste the link below into your browser to take the survey to let them know that you want to keep your access. You can only click on this once. You can’t open it and then go back. It’s 10 short questions that will take one to two minutes. NOTE: you may have to try a couple of times, this link seems to be glitchy (copy/paste seems to work better which is why we didn't make the link clickable here) https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5017351/NASEM-cBHRT-consumers   So, please complete this short National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) survey today by clicking the ‘Consumer’ link above.  Our deadline is July 19th only 4 days away! Let them know how BHRT has improved your health and quality of life.  ONCE AGAIN:  Take Survey: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5017351/NASEM-cBHRT-consumers Thanks so much for all your help. Every person and email matters! Sign up at drlindseyberkson.com to be on my email list and for notification in the near future of two other actions we are planning to take.  Sign up – Soon you will get MORE ways to help and protect our rights and work along with others urgently trying to protect YOU and me! We would be so appreciative if you would share the podcast on your social media channels. Now Available on Spotify Please Review Us on iTunes! If you've enjoyed the show, please take a minute to review the Best Health Radio Podcast in iTunes. Your reviews are so appreciated, and they help others discover the podcast. iTunes doesn't make it obvious, so here is the secret handshake to writing a review there.... Click hereto access the iTunes page 2. Click the Blue View in iTunes button. 3. Click Ratings and Reviews tab to the right of my picture, after Details.  4. Then click the white "Write a review" button, under the Customer Reviews section. Thank you so much for your support!

Jul 2019

64 min

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