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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Dec 6, 2019

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.

Nov 29, 2019

Go to 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?

  1. Leptin: Excess belly fat can cause leptin malfunction. This can cause issues with cognition, memory and hunger control.
  2. 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).

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Brite (beige fat) is brow fat marbled within white fat. Brite fat regulates energy expenditure and fights against obesity.


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:

Nov 26, 2019

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 18, 2019

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!


• Pest notes is a useful publication for how to avoid getting bit by a tick or how to avoid encountering a tick.
• Robert Lane PhD

• University of Rhode Island Tick Encounter page is useful

• Wear tick protective clothing and have your own clothes treated with safe technology

• For a more general view of safe clothing or measures to avoid ticks and still enjoy the outdoors:

An app that lets you send a picture of the tick and you get an identification

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 /
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.**

** 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.

• Columbia Medical Center has an informative website regarding Lyme disease
• . This website has a wealth of data. Scientific, social and clinical regarding Lyme and tick-borne diseases. The blogs are especially informative.
• 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.
• /
• The Lyme disease association

• 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.

• 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.

• Conferences sponsored by Columbia and LDA

• Conferences sponsored by International Lyme and Associated Disease Society (ILADS)

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 4, 2019

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 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!

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.

Oct 29, 2019

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:

Oct 21, 2019

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!


Buy Beat Autoimmune here:


Beat Autoimmune web site:


Download your free Optimal Food Guide @

Private FB group:

  • com/transcendautoimmune
Oct 10, 2019

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 1, 2019

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?


Sep 24, 2019

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 18, 2019

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:

You can also enjoy more of Susan’s work at:


YouTube channel: Better Lover





Sep 9, 2019

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

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 – 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.
Aug 26, 2019

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:

Aug 1, 2019

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.

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)


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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!

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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:

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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.


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