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Dr. Berkson's Best Health Radio Podcast

Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson shares decades of experience as a hormone and nutrition specialist to help you live a healthier, happier life. Disclaimer: The entire contents of these podcasts are based upon the opinions of Dr. DL Berkson, unless otherwise noted. Individual discussions are based upon the opinions of the respective individuals, based on their research, experience and communities. The information on this podcast or any related websites are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice from practitioners that know your personal medical situation. All material is educational and is intended only as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Berkson and her community. Dr. Berkson encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, you must consult with your health care professional before using protocols or products based on any of this content.
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Now displaying: June, 2018
Jun 25, 2018
There are ten common issues patients identify with menopause: 

1.     Resistant Weight Gain

2.     Insomnia

3.     Hot flashes

4.     Fatigue

5.     Brain mood cognition perception of life

6.     Brand new issues including skin problems

7.     Gut issues

8.     Genitourinary issues – leaking, dryness of vaginal and painful intercourse

9.     Libido

10. Joint pain

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What estrogen has to do with fat cell genes and mass and weight loss.
  • Low estrogen + menopause + hormone altering chemicals is a recipe for resistant fat, and what to do about it.
  • Hormones, appetite, weight control and metabolic syndrome helpers.
  • Sitting and estrogens, what's the scoop and how to help.
  • Insomnia and natural answers from hormones, to nutrients, to a special off label use of a med.
  • Hot flashes: why they occur, what they suggest about longevity, efficacy of black cohosh, roasted soy nuts, and estrogen receptor beta's amazing role that you can tweak with rhubarb.
  • Breast cancer risk, estrogen's, and the "good estrogen dominance".
  • Fatigue: what works, how PABA is a "hormone  and fatigue helper" and more.
  • Estrogen's and the brain, why you want a SEXY or sex steroid brain (check out Dr. Berkson's latest book SEXY BRAIN on hormones and the brain, what tests tor run, what chemicals to detox and more).
  • Hormones and the aging gut and IBS and more.
  • Do male hormones really help women's genitourinary issues including leakage, orgasms and more.
  • How much T do you need? What if you are a high risk woman?
  • Vaginal boosting creams for high risk women and more.
  • Hormone replacement therapy in menopause a review of peer review literature: evidence and relevance for estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and oxytocin.
Jun 15, 2018

This week we heard about two shocking celebrity suicides from people the public dearly loves and who are considered epitomes of American success stories. Add to these the 123 suicides that stunningly occur every day within the United States, and we have to know that something is very wrong with our culture.

We prioritize success. Over peace. And tools for peace. Instead, we customize ourselves and our children to reflex to  anger, pain, judgment, medications and law suits.  We do not teach in our schools or within our homes what it means to develop tools to be able to be present within ourselves, and to manage ourselves emotionally when suffering slams against our door.

We pathologize life and tell people who are depressed that they need therapy. When we have to take a look at how we live. The beat of our culture is producing a suicidal rhythm. We are prioritizing things that don’t ensure peace and ignore tools that anchor the soul.

Our lives can change so quickly. For good or for bad. We leave our own marks, here and there, on life. In return, life leaves marks, here and there, on us. Some are beautiful. Some hurt like hell.  

But learning what runs us, that which we don’t know runs us, is the wise portal to making suffering a smaller font size. 

Some hurts get velcroed. They make up our pain body. Dr. Berkson discusses her own bout lately with her own pain body. And shares the lessons.

The more we know what is going on, within us, the less these run us and the more we can manage our emotions. 

Why do we prioritize math over tools for the quiet mind?

Talking, not texting, out loud, asking questions, dealing with suffering, all work to help each other feel better inside ourselves. Silence doesn’t. 

Need a suicide number? Call 800 273 8255 

And did you know, there are meds today that can decrease suicidal thoughts within 30 minutes, like nasal spray ketamine.

There is much that can be done in both the short and long term within our soul’s crevices. When bleeding, you go to the ER. And mental suffering is the chest pain of the mind. It demands attention. But lives focused on productivity and success don’t have time for that attention.

The earlier we encourage our children to develop tools to know themselves and want to authentically know others, and mirror this to them, the better for all of us.

When do we encourage children to know how to have a quiet and powerful relationship with themselves? Not just great grades. And speak about emotional management. And discussing what lies deep within that’s got us that we don’t know has got us?

In today’s society we give feelings such power. But they are only feelings. They come and go. If we learn to surf them for what they are, we are less their victims.

We all have within us the will to live and the will to die.

We have more will to live when we are less “identified” with our feelings.

And more with a sense of deep personal congruency.

That does not come from things. 

Loneliness is bad for the spirit and our culture and our planet.

It has nothing to do with mailing list in your business account.

It has everything to do with your personal relationship with yourself.

And reaching out in a most real and human way.

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