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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: February, 2019
Feb 28, 2019

This exciting and factoid packed show is a true meeting of the minds and hearts of two docs that have spent their lives studying hormones every which way. You can’t help but hear loud and clear their passion for keeping women around the world safe. In this show Dr. Felice Gersh tackles mammograms and birth control pills.

Dr. Gersh has a brick and mortar practice in Irvine, California. She writes, is an investigative researcher, forensic expert witness plus regularly sees patients.

Dr. Gersh explains the pitfalls of mammography and the ups and downs of ultra sound.

While doing the interview Dr. Gersh texted Dr. Berkson, “Are you my long lost cousin, we’re two peas in a pod. Your “voice” is so like mine on science, hormone-altering-chemicals and hormones, I was floored.” 

In this show you will hear explored:

  • Mammograms, the truth about whether they save lives or not.
  • What is ionizing radiation and how it both saves and/or causes cancer.
  • Should women be given “informed consent” forms before getting a mammogram?
  • What are dense breasts? What’s the problem with imaging them?
  • Do digital-mammograms do a better imaging job for dense breasts?
  • What about the dangers of gadoliniumcontrast?
  • Who should get mammograms and how often?
  • How birth control pills are well-recognized “endocrine disruptors” and women should be required to sign informed consent forms before being put on them. Why? Women need to understand their inherent dangers.
  • The critical rhythms of a woman’s body that keep her health and how synthetic hormones disrupt these making women more vulnerable to diverse diseases.
  • How the practice of birth control synthetic hormones borders on malpractice.
  • And more.

You’ll also hear a mention about Sonocine, a new type of video ultra-sound coming down the pike, picking up tumors supposedly before 10 years before mammograms, without ionizing radiation. But we need more studies.

Soon the inventor and radiologist, Ken Kelley MD will be on this show. Stay tuned.

Feb 21, 2019

Birth control pills are used by approximately 100 million women world wide, yet few doctors and women understand the many potential dangerous side effects and complications well described many times over the scientific literature.

In this show you learn that birth control pills (BPCs):

  • Rinse multiple numbers of critical nutrients out of the body (and the baby’s body if the baby is conceived only weeks after a woman goes off the pill and hasn’t repleted her own natural stores). You will learn exactly which nutrients, all that should be ingested for protection while on the pill.
  • Can cause an approximate 10% decreased “blunting” of emotions and recognition of facial cues. So much so that scientists suggest that women, when given scripts for the pill, should be warned that use of BCPs might contribute to intimacy/relationship problems.
  • Are linked to a higher incidence of mood disorders like depression and anxiety.
  • Are linked to promoting obesity.
  • Profoundly increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and leaky gut in women with genetic predispositions or with other individual vulnerable issues.
  • Can adversely effect thyroid functioning as they rinse out the critical minerals needed to convert “inactive” T4 to “active” T3, which is the main thyroid-signaling molecule. The pill can also increase thyroid binding globulin, which can inactivate thyroid signaling.
  • Can adversely affect adrenal function.
  • Can adversely affect cortisol and anti-inflammatory function.
  • And more!

Synthetic estrogen (ethinyl estradiol) and progesterone (progestins) are hormone-altering-forms of sex steroids. They are not natural. They can have serious consequences in some, not all, well intentioned females.

Birth control pills work by suppressing the natural brain/hormone cross-talk. 

Birth control pills are often used to treat perimenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes. This is not a safe idea for several very important reasons, which you will learn why. 

Feb 6, 2019

We all love sweets but which sweets love us? Sugar is bad for us. Yet artificial sweeteners might be worse, especially for your microbiome integrity.

Dr. Berkson interviews the President of Swerve Sweetener, Andress Blackwell. Andress used to be a radio host, so she is very savvy and dynamic on air. 

You will learn multiple factoids, recipes and healthy chats to enlighten your meal capabilities and sweeten your food in healthy ways that don’t up your risk of metabolic disorder and obesity.

With headlines like this, you need to hear this show. 

  • The Association Between Artificial Sweeteners and Obesity. Curr Gastroenterol Rep.2017 Nov 21;19(12):64. doi: 10.1007/s11894-017-0602-9.
  • Artificial sweeteners induce glucose intolerance by altering the gut microbiota. 2014 Oct 9;514(7521):181-6. doi: 10.1038/nature13793. Epub 2014 Sep 17
  • Non-caloric artificial sweeteners and the microbiome: findings and challenges. Gut Microbes.2015;6(2):149-55. doi: 10.1080/19490976.2015.1017700. Epub 2015 Apr 1.

For more information on this plant-based healthy sweetener alternative, plus lots of yummy recipes, go to:

https://swervesweet.com

Feb 1, 2019

David Brownstein, M.D. is a board-certified family physician that combines conventional with alternative therapies.  He is the Medical Director for the Center for Holistic Medicine in West Bloomfield, MI. 

Dr. Brownstein has lectured internationally to physicians and the public about his success in using natural hormones and nutritional therapies in his practice. He and Dr. Berkson are graduates of the University of Michigan.

In this show you’ll learn:

  • Why regular medicine isn’t enough and how and why Dr. Brownstein changed his practice.
  • Why salt is good and which ones are best.
  • Where iodine “lives” in the body and how it protects against cancer and other diseases.
  • The best thyroid blood tests.
  • How Dr. Brownstein tests and addresses issues to find natural solutions for his patients.
  • And more!

www.drbrownstein.com 

www.centerforholisticmedicine.com

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