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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Jul 23, 2019

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





Jul 15, 2019


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 (, 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:

Q & A:



To maintain male and female rights to get bioidentical hormones:

  1. 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

  2. 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)


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!
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Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Berkson discusses coming back from lecturing in Canada, daikon radish escapades with customs, security, dating and oxytocin.

In this show you learn about oxytocin’s global clinical applications, oxytocin receptor locations, delivery mode options, critical co-factors, and other specific nuances that play direct but often unappreciated role in how oxytocin helps your body function optimally.

A big focus is on liquid oxytocin mixed with a muco-adherent liquid for application in esophageal diseases from severe reflux to the pre-cancerous condition, Barrett’s esophagus.

Dr. Berkson answers a fan’s question as to why you might be taking oxytocin replacement and not getting the benefits you desire, and what to do about it. You also will hear about a possible new pilot trial on oxytocin’s application for esophageal disease.

Join Dr. Berkson for  this fun, useful and heart-felt show!

Jul 7, 2019

In this show you will learn about metabolic medicine, functional compounding pharmaceutical medicine, and an upcoming retreat on oxytocin with Dr. Berkson, Dr. Clack and Dr. Barker in Costa Rica in September 2019.

As humans, we are called to find our own space, and then fill it up.

In this retreat these conversations gets you started.

The Costa Rica conference is called

Without a name. 

Meaning, find your own name, find your own purpose, find your own place and may all that be in-syn-ness with life and community.

For a week we will connect with each other on mind, body, spirit and science levels, and boost each other’s oxytocin. 

Oxytocin is the hormone of connection. We will be connecting with each other as well as with the beauty and nature of Costa Rica.

Want to come hang in an intimate beach front time with experts on everything oxytocin by optimizing your oxytocin?

A once in a life time experience to get real, exhale, learn and enjoy!

Go here: 

Jul 1, 2019

Knowledge is power. Join Dr. Berkson's interview with KATHERINE EBAN, an investigative journalist, Fortune magazine contributor, Andrew Carnegie fellow, and New York Time’s best-selling author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom and expand your knowledge base.

Ms. Eban is known and respected for lecturing on pharmaceutical counterfeiting and pharmaceutical integrity, or lack of it. And… now… generic medications.

In this illuminating and must-hear show you will learn:

  • What are generic drugs and what are the concerns with them.
  • Where you can go to figure out the deep dive on your own generic meds.
  • How is the FDA letting us down and what are the conflicts of interest?
  • 80% of our generics are made overseas, mostly in India and China, who often have very serious issues with their chemical plants, contaminants and other complications.
  • The U.S. makes almost none of its own antibiotics anymore. 
  • Examples of fraud committed by generic-drug makers at manufacturing plants in India and China include: forging of documents and data to prove that generic drugs are equivalent to brand-name drugs, when they’re not; altering of test parameters so that formulations with higher impurities can be approved; superimposing brand-name test results onto generic results in applications to regulators.
  • Overseas drug companies take extreme measures to evade FDA scrutiny.  
  • At one major U.S. hospital center, transplant surgeons found that their patients suffered organ rejection after taking an immunosuppressant medication made by an Indian generic drug company. 
  • Poor-quality generic drugs are feeding the epidemic of drug resistance around the world.


Jun 20, 2019

In this show you will learn:

How iconic female writers and directors get treated in Hollywood or shall we say Shallow-wood?

Sally Wainwright is an English television writer, producer, and director from Yorkshire. Ms. Wainwright has single-handedly revitalized British TV and won many prestigious awards.  After wide European recognition, she journeyed to Hollywood to see how Yankees would receive her and collaborate with her talent. This turned out not to be the case. What is happening to American culture?

If you are a woman and under 34 and not stick thin… watch out. You are not valued as much. In this show we discuss what to do about this!

You will also learn about the Washington State University study, published in the Building and Environment Journal, that found “surprisingly high” levels of pollutants including formaldehyde and mercury detected inside energy efficient modern homes, with harmful pollutants spiking at certain times of the day as temperatures rose.

Indoor air pollution used to be thought to be static. With California’s CARB2 regulatory actions, we thought we were safer. But air tight homes are becoming air tight boxes filled with cancer-causing substances.

In this show you will also discover steps to shop for healthier materials or protect yourself from potentially  harmful materials already filling your air.

People think of air pollution as an outdoor problem, but home is where much of our pollution is. This is bad news. But the good news is, it’s your home and you can do many protective things about it.

You will also learn:

  • About alternative home care.
  • Pyrethroids, the chrysanthemum bug scam.
  • And more!
Jun 13, 2019

Power packed one-hour show with Dr. Berkson.

In this show you will learn:

  • The controversies and science of leaky gut.
  • Which conditions are definitively linked, and which are possibly linked?
  • Nutrients and hormones that heal.
  • Tight junctions and adhesive proteins.
  • Protein that disassembles: zonulin.
  • Endurance exercise, NSAIDs and pregnancy and leaky gut.


Food has been in the scientific journals this week, so you will hear about:

  • Mediterranean-Style diet and its effects on brain cortical thickness.
  • Foods linked to increased risk of cancers and foods that are protective
  • White vs. Red meat vs. plant-based foods’ effects on cholesterol.
  • Ultra-processed foods, what they are and how two to four/day are linked to earlier death
  • How posture impacts taste buds and portion control and even cortisol.
May 24, 2019


A mind is like a parachute. It works best when open. But what if your mind is closing down?

This show is about cognitive decline, one of the worst cases being Alzheimer’s disease, with an interview of the scientist and medical neurologist who is successfully reversing and preventing this brain disease and keeping parachutes open.

In this extraordinary show you will hear from a doctor who has published 226 peer review articles on the brain and dementia:

  • What are the 5 sub-types of Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Why do most Alzheimer meds fail?
  • How 1500 doctors trained in Bredesen’s techniques are reversing Alzheimer’s (and related cognitive decline diseases) within 2 to 6 months in mild and moderate cases.
  • How amyloid is the brain’s effort to protect itself and what you need to figure out is what is attacking the brain.
  • What is true brain plasticity and how to build it.
  • What “builds” brain and what “breaks” brain and how to live, eat and track your brain health to keep it healthier.
  • Why taking a “cognoscopy” is as important as a “colonoscopy” and how and where you can do this yourself and track your mentation.
  • How Ayurveda play’s into Dr. Bredesen's dementia theories.
  • How hormones play a role.
  • How metals and toluene are brain toxins.
  • Which specific fungi and bacteria are brain “breaking”?
  • Where to purchase your own ketone monitor.
  • How exactly does the ApoE4 gene make your more susceptible to Alzheimer’s and what can you do about it?
  • How to buy a book that summarizes all these steps.

Guest Resources & Links


Book on Amazon: The End of Alzheimer's.

Recent Study:

Social Media Apollo Health:

May 17, 2019

This show deals with the lack of authenticity in humanity throughout time and up to today, especially in medicine, hormones and even peer review science.

Listen and learn how doctor’s voting down FDA back of bioidentical hormones often choose bioidentical hormones for themselves. Why? They are safer and more effective. Their claim. No peer review trials. Are there any peer review trials on the synthetic hormones now available? No. The only randomized trial on hormones (Prempro – horse urine along with MPA) were prematurely stopped as the synthetic progestins causes issues.

You will learn about science and what the ex-editor (for two decades)  of the most prestigious scientific journal in the world today (New England Journal of Medicine) has to say about trusting science and many physicians.

You will also hear:

  • About the role of satiety hormones and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • About oxytocin and couple’s alcohol counseling.
  • The role of the gut and Parkinson’s disease especially constipation and appendix removal.
  • How women deal with stress differently than males and that stress hormones is women boost hunger hormone (ghrelin) which then can damage eggs sitting in reserve in the ovaries.
  • What Dr. David Hawkin (functional psychiatrist turned metaphysical teacher) has to say about how the masses can be so easily controlled.


Dr. Berkson shares in her somewhat poetic voice, why authenticity is so elusive (it has been this way since the beginning of mankind).

Discover how you might develop authenticity in yourself and why you would want to do so. Learn how to better tell if others are “for” you or “against” you.

In the world there have always been the “few” trying to control the “many”. But today many are trying to get our attention, money and respect. Learning how to be more authentic and discern authenticity in others, or lack of, are great tools.  You will gain some of these assets by the end of this marvelous show. 

May 3, 2019

In this show you will learn:

  • Eating less and moving more aren’t working, in 2019, to lose weight.
  • Partially because of obesogens
  • Exactly what these are.
  • How they are contributing to the ever growing obesity epidemic.
  • How chemicals can make our fat cells nasty, unfair and non-responsive to life style changes.
  • How obesogens are “transgenerational” (passed on to your offspring).
  • How weight-inducing chemicals are ubiquitous.
  • That obesogens lurk in food, furniture, plastic products and other surprising places.

In his new book, THE OBESOGEN EFFECT, Dr. Bruce Blumberg describes how obesogens work, where they are found, and offers a practical three-step solution for reducing exposures and setting a straight course for better health.

Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D.Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology. Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. University of California Irvine.


Apr 25, 2019

Pomegranates are as close to a miracle food as Mother Nature gets. Pomegranates protect your heart, safeguard your estrogens, “sensitize” insulin receptors better than many diabetic drugs without nasty side effects, slow down aging, and fight cancer.


Pomegranates fight against lots of bad stuff.

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-bad cholesterol
  • Anti-heart disease
  • Anti-kidney disease
  • Anti-cognitive disease
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-obesity
  • Anti-carcinogenic


Pomegranates support a lot of good actions:

  • Pro-nitric oxide availability and levels
  • Pro-kidney health
  • Pro-blood vessel health
  • Pro-heart health
  • Pro-bone health
  • Pro-immune supportive
  • Pro-mitochondrial support
  • Pro-brain protection


In this show you will learn exactly how pomegranates protect heart health:

  • Makes APOCIII genetic glitches work better.
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Lowers Oxidized Cholesterol
  • Makes cholesterol less dangerous and less sticky.
  • Boosts enzymes that keep blood fats healthier.
  • Reduces size of plaque (atherosclerotic lesions).
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce Blood clotting
  • Increases nitric oxide
  • Treats angina

You’ll discover that allparts of pomegranates contain healthy plant compounds.

  • The reddish kernel(referred to as a pomegranate “aril”), and
  • The whitish seed corein the middle of the kernel where the distinct oiland fiber
  • Pomegranate juicecontains all of these components, though it contains more available sugars then chewing the arils whole.

Hard to conceive that pomegranates contain a one-of-a-kind omega fatty acid, omega-5 fatty acid. No other plant on earth contains this special compound. You will hear what omega-5 fatty acid does for the human body, including liver, brain, breast and prostate tissue.

It is rather stunning to realize that numerous scientific articles conclude that pomegranates are type-2 diabetics best friend. Why?  Because Punicicacid, the main ingredient of pomegranateomega-5 seed oil, is a “peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma” agonist. This means it signals insulin receptors. Yet, unlike synthetic insulin signalers, such as the diabetic family of drugs called thiazolidinedione’s, pomegranate oil has no nasty side effects.

Pomegranates also fight insulin resistance..

You will hear a discussion on pomegranates as an “Adaptogenic Food Estrogen” and how consuming pomegranates regularly effects sex steroid hormones, such as estrogen.

Pomegranates also fight cancer. The compounds in the arils fight tumors cells as well as inhibit cancer stem cells. It's cancer stem cells that cause most of cancer recurrences.

Pomegranateseed oil blocks most (90% inhibition) of proliferation of ER+ laboratory breast cancer cells (called MCF-7cells, first harvested from a nun and then cultured continually in experimental cancer labs all over the world).

Pomegranates cause 54% of cancer cell death in ER- breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-435).

Pomegranates are strikingly kidney protective and reduce both renal and heart complications in kidney patients down the road.

After this show you will know exactly what a pomegranate aril is, where to get it and how often to consume it. And you will realize the few pomegranate contraindications.

This show is jammed packed with “food as medicine” facts! Also, don’t miss Berkson Blog on pomegranates coming soon, too, at

Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Zach Bush is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. Yet, besides medical science, Dr. Bush has now focused his research and spirit toward the planet and it’s link with the human gut. Dr. Bush started out designing chemotherapy drugs and now formulates nutraceuticals that can overcome ubiquitous toxins, such as his revolutionary liquid gut product: “Restore”.

In this show you join in on a dynamic dialogue that inspires you to rethink not only how you eat and live, but also what it means to be a conscious and engaged human occupying this precious planet we all share.

Dr. Bush’s new research and nutraceuticals link macrocosm and microcosm. Listen to learn what that means. You will understand subjects like soil degeneration and regeneration and why eating “phallus” shaped tubers and beans boosts your health as much if not more than greens. You’ll also learn exactly how and why to cook your rice in a unique and easy manner.

Dr. Bush reminds us it’s time to stop messing around. Mankind is ruining the body of our planet and of ourselves. It’s now or never to get educated and to take back control of our personal well-being and that of the Mother Earth we inhabit.

Dr. Bush’s research unearthed a family of “carbon-based redox molecules” made by bacteria. Dr. Bush demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. 

Dr. Bush’s science resulted in a new class of dietary supplements, including the liquid product, RESTORE. Use of this daily, according to Dr. Bush, helps reboot the microbiome and protect it from pollutants such as glyphosate, that is ubiquitous in air, food, and even in our rain. 

Get 20% off your first order of Dr. Bush's products at - enter this discount code at checkout to redeem: P9T9E62 

Learn more at:

Mar 29, 2019

Cardio and respiratory fitness has enormous impact on your heart health, and far-reaching implications for a host of other diseases and illnesses. In this show, Dr. Berkson takes a look at recent studies from Harvard and shares how exercise—and high interval intensity training (HIIT)—promotes biome diversity, helps fight cancer, and more. Your gut health isn’t determined by your food choices alone. When you “push” yourself physically, your whole being is rewarded. Learn how physical fitness impacts your gut, your heart, and your mind. And discover how to exercise to gain the most benefit. 

Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Mark Houston will take you on a journey of your heart health that will leave you spellbound.

Dr. Houston lectures for A4M, the Anti-Aging Certification Coursefor MDs. Dr. Houston has been training medical doctors in functional cardiology for over 30 years. Dr. Houston and Dr. Berkson are colleagues, lecture together, are friends, and Dr. Mark is also Dr. Lindsey’s doc!

Dr. Mark Houston is a renowned “iconic functional cardiologist”, looking deeper under the “hood” of your heart than most heart or even hypertension doctors ever would. He has been in practice for 44 years bringing together the best state-of-the-art traditional western medicine with natural medicine, functional medicine and metabolic medicine.

You’ll hear all these words defined.

You will learn how Dr. Houston’s approach integrates the whole person‚ mind, body and spirit.

You will be shocked at the in-depth manner in which he evaluates the heart, the lining of your blood vessels and even blood pressure analysis. He leaves no stone unturned. 

In this show you will learn:

  • What is functional cardiology?
  • Why do so few cardiologists do this?
  • Why there is a huge difference between different functional cardiologists?
  • How an exam at Dr. Houston’s clinic might differ from an exam at a typical cardiology clinic.
  • Why Dr. Houston tests the ApoC3 gene, what it does, and if it’s out of balance how to fix it.
  • Why you may wantyour blood pressure checked for 24-hours especially at night.
  • What is “nocturnal hypertension”?
  • What is the calcium score test?
  • Why run a blood gene panel on the genes that influence heart health?
  • What test evaluates the “flexibility” or “stiffness” of the lining of your blood vessels?
  • Why use fish oil supplements and which kind are the best?
  • Why recommend nutraceuticals?
  • Why a wise healer uses that which works, not just runs yearly blood tests and tells you all is fine even when you still don’t feel well?
  • What about stents, statins and more!


  • USA Todaywrote that Dr. Houston is the Most Influential Doctor in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia.
  • Houston was named one of America’s Top Physicians in 2008 and 2009.


Learn how a patient of Dr. Berkson’s went to many expert cardiologists who did not find the answer, but Dr. Houston found it in the first visit and fixed it.

Books By Doctor Houston

  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease
  • Nutritional & Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular medicine
  • The Handbook of Hypertension

You will hear a bit about these molecules of mass destruction, too:

  • Galectin 3
  • TMAO
  • Cystatin C
  • ADMA - Asymmetric dimethylarginine.
  • SDMA - Symmetric dimethylarginines


Contact Dr. Houston’s Office In Nashville, TN.


Mar 9, 2019

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome is an epidemic happening to teen and college age young women. It is a bit like having parts of menopause extremely prematurely. PCOS is a systemic illness that puts the body into an insulin resistant state. It is partially often treated with birth control pills, that are often part of the “perfect storm” cause.

Dr. Felice Gersh, a double board certified OBGYN and Integrative physician, is passionate about spreading the word. Too many gynecologists, endocrinologists and even integrative therapists do not understand the cause or the best natural answers.

In this show YOU will learn:

  • What is PCOS.
  • Why PCOS is on the rise.
  • Why we need “SOS” for PCOS.
  • What are the causes
  • What are effective long-term natural answers.
  • Why the “Pill” is not a good long-term answer
  • And more.


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—Dr. F. Gersh - private practice in Irvine, California.

—PCOS SOS: A Gynecologist's Lifeline to Naturally Restore Your Rhythms, Hormones, and Happiness  by Dr. Felice Gersh

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:

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!

Jan 24, 2019

Dr. Shallenberger is known as the "Godfather" of Ozone. Dr. Shallenberger's certification Course on Ozone Therapy is the oldest and most comprehensive Ozone Therapy course in the Western world. Shallenberger has been giving this course every year since 1991 and has trained thousands of practitioners from all over the world.


In this show you will learn:

  • What is ozone?
  • What are the different ways it is safely delivered into the body?
  • How ozone effects or reboots mitochondria.
  • The different health issues that are treated with ozone.
  • The use of ozone for pain.
  • Dr. Berkson’s healing eye journey using ozone. This is based on Dr. Menendez’s work. In several studies, Dr. Menendez and her colleagues were able to show a consistent improvement in patients with macular degeneration and visual field loss, using ozone therapy alone. Ozone therapy – all by itself (no drugs, supplements, or foods) – consistently enhanced both visual acuity and visual field.
Jan 16, 2019

In this show Dr. Berkson reviews the science and safety of testosterone therapy in some breast cancer survivors. Dr. Berkson walks you through the studies. You hear how and why testosterone (T) might be a safe answer for some breast cancer patients to improve quality of life and reduce rate of recurrence. 

In this show you’ll learn:

  • How maleness protects femaleness (how T protects breast tissue).
  • The differences between estrogen receptor alpha and beta.
  • All about 3β-Adiol. In both genders.
  • How T protects prostate tissue.
  • The shadow side and controversy of T.
  • Aromatase enzymes.
  • The Estrogen Quotient.
  • The Testosterone Metabolic Profile.
  • The ratios of metabolites of female hormones (estrogens) to male hormones (androgens) and how to test for these, and where to get the kits.
  • Finally, you learn specific natural answers to improve these ratios and decrease risk of hormonally driven cancers.


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Jan 10, 2019

People want to be happy. Why? Science is showing that happy people live longer and have better health.  But getting your “happy on” leans on your physical, emotional and cognitive habits. 

In this show Dr. Berkson discusses:

  • How to cultivate happy.
  • Why peace is more sustainable and desirable than happy.

Dr. Berkson’s explores the science showing that happiness and optimism effect health issues like breast cancer and high blood pressure.

Did you know there is World Happiness Report 2017, sponsored by the NIH? It names Norway the world’s happiest country while the US is way down the list.

We discuss why.

In this show you’ll learn what do to become more peaceful and congruent inside your body suit.  

Positive emotions have such a powerful effect on your cells, there is a branch of psychology now called “Positive Psychology”. 

But having bad things happen to good people is part of life.

Dr. Berkson discusses how to avoid the “new age guilt” of “the law of attraction” on rhoids.

We explore the true Vitamin D = discipline.

You’ll learn why getting you “why” on, helps get your vitamin D on.

You’ll learn the effectiveness of Vitamin L = luxury, and getting your “luxury” on.

You’ll meet: “She Who Swims With The Fireman” and the power of compassion on the human spirit.

Dr. Berkson share’s personal 5 steps she’s taking to get her “happy” on this New Year, 2019.

Jan 3, 2019

In the introduction, you will learn one of the new uses for oxytocin as well as a huge meta-analysis review study demonstrating that the most commonly used drugs for Alzheimer’s disease not only don’t work, but make dementia worse.

The major part of this show discusses the science on how “maleness” protects “femaleness” — how Mother Nature designed breasts to be protected by male sex steroid hormone signals.

Dr. Berkson dives into the peer review literature from 2010 to the present. We explore the use of testosterone therapy immediately “after” breast cancer treatment has ended, and one case study in which testosterone and aromatase inhibitor pellets were placed next to the tumor during chemo.

Much of this research comes from prestigious multi-centers across the globe from Greece to the NIH.

The science is suggesting that breast cancer patients on aromatase inhibitors and testosterone, have less recurrence of cancer. And the aromatase therapy works better in tandem than by itself. This means testosterone helps control growth in the breast (the hallmark of cancer is growth out of control). Testosterone along with aromatase inhibitors also appears to make breast cancer cells “die” more effectively (apoptosis).

Hormones signal receptors. The human breast has many testosterone “receptors” to receive testosterone signals. Testosterone delivers “anti-cancer” protective signals to the breast.

When testosterone sex steroid signals are delivered into a receptor, when the signals get deep into the genes of these receptors, breast cells are informed to “stop growing out of control”. Breast cancer cells are encouraged to “die” especially when the patient is also on an aromatase inhibitor (a drug blocking testosterone’s transformation into estrogen).

The ratio of “free” estrogens to “free” testosterone has much to do with breast safety.

Stay tuned for the next show on the underlying mechanisms describing exactly how testosterone acts as an anti-cancer hormone at the breast. You will also learn that testosterone protects against prostate cancer too, not just breast cancer. You will learn more of how to test your estrogen to testosterone ratios, and even learn about foods, nutrients and lifestyle habits that help maintain healthy T to E ratios (testosterone to estrogen).

Dec 9, 2018

A fan wrote Dr. Berkson a note stating that certain health gurus on the Internet were warning against flaxseeds, especially for high-risk women. Could we do a show on flaxseeds? 

This show is the answer.

Dr. Berkson tackles the science and safety of flaxseeds head on, and gives you a complete picture of the question: To flax or not to flax?”

And you also learn what flaxseeds offer for those of us carrying a little extra weight.

Nov 29, 2018

Shiroko Sokitch MD is a medical physician who blends Chinese and Western techniques with a deeply spiritual and emotional bent to help complex medical patients finally get well. Especially if they have been struggling for a very long time.

While Dr. Sokitch worked as an emergency room doc, she went to acupuncture college.

She realized that allopathic medicine was just one path, and needed to be combined with more tools to help complicated people finally achieve brilliant wellness.

Dr. S’s new book – Healing When It Seems Impossible – 7 Keys to Defy the Odds, puts all that she has learned into one place for you.

In this interview with Dr. Berkson, you’ll learn all the basic points, from Dr. S’s balanced expertise, to her approach to healing in a new and complete way.

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