People often believe that just because certain nutrients are healthy, that the more we take the healthier we will be. But this is not necessarily the case. In fact, taking too many supplements, or the wrong combinations or in the wrong timing, can work against your health efforts. For all the money you are spending and the effort you are putting into trying to be healthier, you can actually be making yourself sicker.
Taking supplements safely and effectively is a highly misunderstood nutritional art and science. For example, there are acidic vs. alkaline supplements. How you take them, even the timing of when you take them with food, matters. There are also “pro-oxidative” and “anti-oxidative” nutraceuticals. A balance between the two may make a huge difference in your healing journey and efforts to become well or stay well.
On this show Drs. Brownstein and Berkson share their combined 70 years of clinical experience with using supplements in functional medicine practice. This is a power packed show with empowering knowledge that many patients and doctors alike are not educated about.
David Brownstein, M.D. is a board-certified family physician who combines conventional and alternative therapies. He is the Medical Director for the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan (and so is Berkson) and Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Brownstein is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a serves on the board for the International College of International Medicine.
Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally about his success using natural therapies. He has also authored fourteen books: Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It, 5th Edition; Vitamin B12 for Health; Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do, 2nd Edition; The Miracle of Natural Hormones, 3rd Edition; Overcoming Thyroid Disorders, 3rd Edition; Overcoming Arthritis; Salt Your Way to Health, 2nd Edition; The Guide To Healthy Eating, 2nd Edition; The Guide to a Gluten-Free Diet, 2nd Edition; The Guide to a Dairy-Free Diet; The Soy Deception; The Skinny on Fats; The Statin Disaster; and Ozone: The Miracle Therapy.
Dr. Catherine Hansen is a board certified gynecologist with a fellow in intimacy, hormones and menopause. She discusses the most common problem in her practice: that women are globally exhausted and overwhelmed, which seeds diverse disease. She discusses mindfulness in life and how that feeds the body. You can only have with another person (spouse, kids, office mates, friends) that which you have with yourself. If you are on empty inside, all your relationships suffer. With simple 5 minute steps that we discuss you can turn this around. We each have inside ourselves natural pharmacy cornucopia that we can access to gain energy, balance and health. We discuss how to do this by yourself, for yourself, for you own health and the health of all your relationships.