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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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Sep 29, 2020

In this show:

  • The winning 7-minute motivational speech that contributed to Mike being named best speaker of the year in 2020
  • How to build a fire in your belly about being fully alive
  • The 80/20 rule that helps Mike raise his 8 kids and be a success in his 31-yr. marriage
  • And the joy to hear a handsome man write… “I’m good with anything”.
  • And, more.

Links

Semi-final winning speech - ‘A Girl Who Was Blue” 

Final winning speech: The Librarian and Mrs. Montgomery

 

 

Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Berkson offers a wide-ranging discussion on steroids, aging, belly fat and immune function, and nutrition and pregnancy. Plus, Dr. Berkson offers perspective about how science is an evolving discipline, which makes it difficult to understand phenomena—like COVID-19—in black and white. 

In this show you will hear about:

  • We need to be guided by science, but science doesn't have black-and-white answers.
  • A call for common sense and reason.
  • A need to not be nonchalant about steroids.
  • Steroids and bones
  • Steroids and clots
  • Steroids and your immune system
  • Steroids and glaucoma
  • Comparing Mask Material by the Univ. of Arizona
  • Food, probiotics and depression
  • Aging plasticity, chronic low-grade inflammation, belly fat and eosinophils.
  • Sugar consumption when pregnant: what starts in the womb….

That gut overlapping your belt. Your belly fat, not under your skin but deeper inside your abdomen, adversely effects immune function. And drives you to age faster than you would have if you had less belly fat. 

This is a great show to keep you up to date and as healthy as you can be.

Like to take a deeper dive?

Go to drlindseyberkson.com/membership to get daily posts, live meetings, questions answered and more.

 

Sep 7, 2020

In this show you will learn:

  • Why are we so complicated? Even Jesus would get frustrated.
  • Peace, why it’s so hard to get over ourselves.
  • Laughing, smiling and your brain.
  • Happiness is not dependent on being partnered.
  • Ionophores and what you should know
  • Zinc a an ionophore and its role with hydroxychloroquine
  • Air is the new food: pollution and brain health
  • Gut microbes and viral infections
  • Body weight has alarming impact on brain function
  • Censorship in today’s pandemic medical space and Dr. Brownstein
  • And more.

This show combines science and entertainment with probing questions and perspectives.

You won’t want to miss this!

Sep 1, 2020

Progesterone is needed in order for a woman to conceive a child, maintain pregnancy, and is produced at exceedingly high levels (around 400mg a day) in the third trimester. In this episode, Dr. Berkson discusses the many benefits of progesterone, how progesterone interacts with other hormones, and how it affects your health. She talks about bio-identical vs. synthetic progesterone and what we can expect to see from Pharma companies in the near future.  (For full show notes go to www.drlindseyberkson.com/podcast)

Aug 17, 2020

America is an aging country. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is now the third leading cause of death in the United States in the aging population. The development of effective treatments and prevention is a major healthcare goal.

In this show you will hear about the visionary physician and his program that is successfully reversing AD. Along with the peer review data to prove it!

Dr. Dale E. Bredesen

Dale E. Bredesen is a professor of neurology at the Easton Laboratories for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Dr. Bredesen has successfully trained 1500 medical doctors in his cognitive decline reversal protocols. These doctors are reporting that they are successfully replicating his success for cognitive decline.

In his 40 years in medicine, Dr. Bredesen has over 212 articles published in PubMed with his name on them.

Dr. Bredesen has published several studies from 10 to 100 patients demonstrating statistical efficacy in reversal of Alzheimer’s Disease within three to six months in mild and severe cases.

In this show you will learn:

  • Key factors for improving cognition.
  • What is a “cognosocopic exam” and where can you get it for free.
  • How and why to go ketogenic.
  • How and why to go ketogenic if you have kidney disease.
  • The safe uses of citicholine.
  • Why hormones protect your brain.
  • What mycotoxins from mold do to your brain.
  • ApoE4 genetic glitches, cognition and testosterone.
  • And more.

Guest Links

Website

Apollo Health

Books 

The End of Alzheimer's Program: The First Protocol to Enhance Cognition and Reverse Decline at Any Age 

The End of Alzheimer's

Recent Study 

https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/reversal-of-cognitive-decline-100-patients-2161-0460-1000450.pdf

Social Media 

https://www.facebook.com/drdalebredesen/

https://twitter.com/DrDaleBredesen

Aug 17, 2020

Your Brain

Your relationship with your brain rules every aspect of life. Yet, in today’s world, rife with emotional and pollutional toxicity, it’s way too easy to be ruled by your brain, rather than you being in charge.

“Brain hygiene” plays a prominent role in everyday world-life interactions and perceptions. This includes work, relationships and even cultural perceptions such as politics and inter-racial justice. 

In this show you will learn:

  • What part of your brain responds with fear.
  • How to better control your “reactive” fearful brain.
  • Who are the brain heroes.
  • How toxins play a role in brain health.
  • How hormones play a role in brain health.
  • How the brain and inter-racial perceptions interact.
  • And more.

Shonte’ Jovan Taylor

Shonte’ has a BA and Masters in Neuroscience, is in the middle of her PhD program, and took a break to start her OptiMind Neuroscience Coaching & Training Institute.

Shonte’ holds yearly neuroscience symposiums and had asked Dr. Berkson to co-lecture at one, a few years past. They have been interactive and mutually respective colleagues ever since.

In Shonte’s OptiMind Neuroscience Institute she instructs that if you learn how to “rule your brain” you can “rule your world”.

To be a successful yet peaceful person, to contribute to world peace and evolution, it is critical to learn how to master your brain so it doesn’t enslave yourself and your actions, even unconsciously. Especially unconsciously.

This show is about awakening and opening and utilizing your highest potential.

Guest Links

You can reach out to find out more about Shonte’ here:

OptiMindInstitute.com

ShonteJTaylor.com

 

Aug 10, 2020

The world is experiencing a pandemic from COVID-19. So research is looking at every which way various physiologic states might be protective or increase vulnerability.

Across the world males seem more susceptible, compared to women (especially premenopausal women) to getting COVID. Once they get it, they are more susceptible to severe outcomes as well as fatalities, once again compared to younger women.

It has been suggested that estrogen may be protective against COVID-19 in females and/or that androgens (like testosterone) worsen COVID-19 in men.

As of this date, there are three studies being done giving males and menopausal females "estrogen" and/or "progesterone" replacement as it "may" be protective against COVID-19.

In This Show You will Hear About Estrogen

  • Is estrogen protective against COVID?
  • Estrogen signals are critical in both innate and adaptive immune responses as well as in tissue repairing processes during respiratory virus infection.
  • Estrogens can regulate the expression of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), a key component for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) cell entry. So estrogen may play a role as a protective COVID “gate-keeper”.
  • The paper that discusses this is: Estrogen regulates the expression of SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 in differentiated airway epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2020;318(6):L1280-L1281. doi:10.1152/ajplung.00153.2020
  • In animal experiments, estrogen treatment silences the inflammatory reactions and decreases virus titers leading to improved survival rate.
  • One article even said stated in it abstract, “Premarin (commercial patented estrogen from horse’s urine) is capable of stopping the COVID-19 pandemic.” (Prevention and therapy of COVID-19 via exogenous estrogen treatment for both male and female patients. J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2020;23(1):75-85. doi:10.18433/jpps31069)
  • Estrogen (and progesterone) may be helpful as "anti-COVID-19 agents" for people with a high risk of cell stress like the elderly, cancer patients, and front-line medical staff.
  • Doctors at the Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University in New York are conducting a randomized trial to determine if the use of a “transdermal estrogen patch” for 7 days in patients with COVID-19 might reduce the need for intubation in men and older women infected with COVID-19.

What About Progesterone?

  • Many of the sickest patients with COVID-19 have high levels of immune system proteins called cytokines in their blood. “Cytokine storm” is an overactive immune response to a viral infection and is one of the most devastating complications of COVID-19 infections. Cytokine storms are known to happen in autoimmune diseases. One study of patients who died of H1N1 influenza, for example, found that 81% had features of a cytokine storm.
  • Researchers have looked at the anti-inflammatory properties of progesterone. Pregnant women, who usually have high levels of progesterone, tend to have milder courses of COVID-19.
  • A new study will assess the use of a short course of progesterone therapy in hospitalized men diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

What About Androgens?

  • In January, one of the first publications on those sickened by the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, reported that three out of every four hospitalized patients were male. But many men in China smoke while women don’t, so it wasn’t completely known if androgens (male hormones) were the issue, or smoking.
  • But data from around the world have since confirmed that men face a greater risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 than women.
  • Androgens—male hormones such as testosterone—appear to boost the virus’ ability to get inside cells.
  • Preliminary observations from Spain suggest that a disproportionate number of men with male pattern baldness—which is linked to a powerful androgen—end up in hospitals with COVID-19.
  • Epidemiological data from around the world have confirmed the early reports of male vulnerability. In Lombardy in Italy, for example, men comprised 82% of 1591 patients admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) from 20 February to 18 March, according to a JAMA paper. And male mortality exceeded that of women in every adult age group in another JAMA study of 5700 New York City patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
  • Several studies link baldness to higher risk of COVID and more severe cases. Baldness is associated with higher levels of the most aggressive metabolites of testosterone (DHT).
  • Two small studies have reported that men with male pattern baldness are overrepresented among hospitalized COVID-19 patients.

 

A paper by Markus Hoffmann of the Leibniz Institute for Primate Research and colleagues in CELL, sent a lightning bolt through scientific community.

This work showed Covid can gain entry into the body more easily by the action of an enzyme called TMPRSS2, a membrane-bound enzyme. The enzyme cleaves the “spike” protein on the coronavirus’ surface, allowing the virus to fuse with the host cell’s membrane and get inside the cell. Male hormones turn this enzyme on.

In the prostate, TMPRSS2 is produced when male hormones bind to the androgen receptor.

Researchers haven’t established if androgens control TMPRSS2 in the lungs as they have in the prostate. But Andrea Alimonti, head of molecular oncology at Università della Svizzera italiana, looked at data on more than 42,000 men with prostate cancer in Italy. He and colleagues found that patients on androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT)—drugs that slash levels of testosterone—were only one-quarter as likely to contract COVID-19 as men with prostate cancer not on ADT. Men on ADT were also less likely to be hospitalized and to die.

In one Italian study, men with prostate cancer who received drugs that suppress androgens were much less likely to be infected with COVID.

Prostate cancer researcher Catherine Marshall of Johns Hopkins University is preparing a trial of bicalutamide, an older, inexpensive androgen receptor blocker, in 20 patients hospitalized within 3 days after they tested positive for COVID-19.

Women are being included in the trial, she adds, because they have androgens, too, although at lower levels than men.

What You will Learn Overall

  • Estrogens help heal acute lung injury.
  • Progesterone tamps down inflammatory cytokines.
  • Androgens might help the virus’s spike protein take grip inside the body. But does this mean high androgens compared to healthy normal levels? We don’t know yet.
  • Drugs ( finasteride and dutasteride) that block the conversion of testosterone to DHT, the most powerful form of testosterone, seem to reduce ACE2 levels in healthy human lung alveolar cells.
  • Androgen sensitivity would explain severe cases in female patients who present with metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or who are using birth control methods that include the use of hormones that bind to an androgen receptor (such as levonorgestrel and norethisterone).

There is a lot we don’t know, but in this show you will hear the latest about the link between hormones and COVID!

Aug 3, 2020

In this show you will learn:

  • What is post Covid syndrome.
  • How it is treated.
  • How to prevent it.
  • How to best prevent getting Covid.
  • The use and dosages of natural anti-inflammatories. 
  • And more.

Suzanne Steinbaum, D.O. is president of the SRSHeart, program for Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness and was recently the Director of Women’s Cardiovascular Prevention, Health and Wellness at Mt. Sinai Heart in New York City.

Dr. Eddie Maristany practices at the Naples’s Center for Functional Medicine in Naples, Florida.

Links:

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum’s Heart Book: Every Woman’s Guide to a Heart Healthy Life, teaching all women how to lead the healthiest lives by “living from the heart”.

Naples Center for Functional Medicine: https://naplescfm.com/

Jul 27, 2020

Regular medicine is failing women.

 

For many health issues from irregular periods to acne to PCOS, doctors pass out oral contraception (oral contraceptives) like M&M’s. The “pill” is good at stopping symptoms. But they do not address the “root cause” of what initiated the symptoms. And they can have downstream adverse effects as they are made up of endocrine disrupting synthetic hormones.  

 

Birth control pills (oral contraception) contains synthetic hormones. These synthetic hormones can damage our own home-made hormones. The pill often contains synthetic estrogens (ethinyl estradiol) and synthetic progesterone’s (progestins).  All have been found to have endocrine disrupting actions.

 

For example, it’s clearly been shown that women on oral contraceptives have more tendency to experience anxiety, poor partner choices, more divorce, migraines, and even inflammatory bowel disease in women with genetic glitches. Much of this occurs from the endocrine disrupting action of these endocrine disruptors, or by their blockage of healthy hormone protection in various tissues, like your precious gut wall.

 

The driving answer becomes, what are safe alternatives?

 

This show discuses new ways for women to know their bodies and fertility. This knowledge can be used to enhance fertility and also to master drug-free, safe contraception.

 

Dr. Susan Caldwell is a rare bird of a physician. She is double-board certified in internal medicine (the thinkers of medicine) and pediatrics (the heart of medicine). She is smart plus heart.

 

Dr. Caldwell got inspired by the work of  Thomas W. Hilgers, MD. This works comes out of the Pope Paul VI Institute for the Study of Human Reproduction and the National Center for Women's Health in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Dr. Caldwell, to add this work to her practice, became a Certified Naprotechnology Medical Consultant. This form of consulting helps get to the “root” of health issues, like progesterone insufficiency may be causing your irregular bleeding or leaky gut in PCOS patients.

 

Naprotechnology also give answers for safe and natural birth control.

 

This dynamic but heart-felt conversation will help many women on their journey to self-awareness, natural birth control, and to ways to decrease adverse side effects of the pill, should you need to stay on it.

 

 

Helpful links:

 

 

  • Natural womanhood blog - a great source of information for women to learn the benefits of charting and risks of birth control. This page explains some methods and has links to help women to start charting:

https://naturalwomanhood.org/learn/get-started/#choose-class

 

  • FEMM method - designed especially for college aged women:

https://femmhealth.org

 

  • For women but especially for healthcare providers who want to learn the science behind the methods:

https://www.factsaboutfertility.org

 

  • Naprotechnology (short for natural-procreative-technology)

For women who need a “PHD” method that leads to medical diagnosis and treatment:

www.naprotechnology.com

 

  • To find a Creighton instructor or Napro doctor:

https://fertilitycare.org

 

 

Susan Caldwell, MD, CFCMC

East Jefferson General Hospital - Lakeview

7030 Canal Blvd, 2nd floor

New Orleans, LA 70124

office (504)503-6760

Jul 20, 2020

Melatonin is a versatile molecule.

Melatonin is synthesized by the pineal gland in the brain. But it’s not widely known that melatonin is such an important hormone. It’s made all throughout the body—in the gastrointestinal tract, retina, thymus, bone marrow, and by white blood cells called leukocytes.

Besides regulating sleep and our relationship with light and dark, melatonin wears a lot of other hats.

Melatonin is a power anti-oxidant, hormone protector and up-regulator of critical molecules like glutathione.

One important emerging role for melatonin is its huge influence over our immune system functions.

In this show you will learn.

  • The role of melatonin in fighting viruses.
  • What’s the melatonergic pathway.
  • Uses of melatonin in COVID.
  • Dose spectrum?
  • Types of supplements.
  • Melatonin as a natural aromatase inhibitor.
  • And more.

A good night's sleep will definitely put an energetic lilt our steps. Why? Pineal melatonin (the melatonin made in the brain) regulates mitochondrial melatonin. This runs your energy.

Healthy nocturnal release of melatonin makes your immune system respond healthfully and resiliently.

You’ve heard a lot about how cytokine storms drive very serious responses to COVID. Melatonin helps prevent this and in some cases is being explored to help treat this.

Cytokine storms damage the gut wall. It becomes excessively permeable (leaky gut). Then, more bad than good bacteria and gut-wall damage occur.  Nasty damaging molecules (LPS) cross the gut wall. Then this person becomes more and more vulnerable to a severe response to COVID.

This is a show that will give you a lot more helpful insight especially at this time.

Jul 6, 2020

This is a show of reality. You will hear a dialogue of what is going on deep inside humanity’s psyche. In this profoundly healing and inspirational show, Mr. Andrew Harvey shares what the human race is collectively facing during this time of global pandemic and uncertainty.

In 2012, Mr. Harvey was nominated for the Templeton Prize, eventually awarded to the Dalai Lama, a spiritual colleague and life-long friend of Mr. Harvey’s.

Both Mr. Harvey and the Dalai Lama feel humanity is at a cross-roads: extinction or transformation. In this show you learn what these two paths look like and the how’s and why’s needed for humanity to save itself.

Much of humanity has been continually run by greed, money and narcissism. Priorities of profit and power have shadowed humanity’s future or social injustices.  The planet, air and water upon which humanity survives, continues to be polluted for power, greed and self-service.

Now is the time for change… or suffer.

Now is the time to make “hope come true”.

Mr. Harvey had been honored as one of the 100 Most Spiritually Influential Living People in 2012. Andrew has authored over 40 books including The Hope, A Guide to Sacred Activism, The Direct Path.

Andrew Harvey is Founder and Director of The Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective, and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability.

Sacred Activism, started by Mr. Harvey,  is a transforming force of compassion-in-action that is born of a fusion of deep spiritual knowledge, courage, and love, together with wise radical action in the world.

You will not want to miss this show.

https://www.andrewharvey.net/

Jun 29, 2020

COVID-19 is not the flu.  When folks get ill with COVID-19, it can last a lot longer and adverse effects can linger for months or even years. If folks get ill enough and end up on a ventilator in the ICU, this experience can last a lot longer with more severe issues in and out of the hospital. Someone with COVID can transmit the illness, even if they don’t know they have it, for much longer than the flu. The flu mostly damages the lungs while COVID-19 can travel through the blood causing issues in the gut, kidneys, brain and even the vestibular system which keeps us centered in mind, body and space.

In this show you will learn:

  • Why fever may not be the best indicator of COVID in folks over 70 with COVID.
  • What frontline docs especially worry about.
  • How COVID is a blood-clotting illness and which blood type is more prone to blood clots.
  • What you can do at home to naturally vs. pharmaceutically, ward off excess “fibrinogen” a substance that can boost the risk of blood clots.
  • What natural products are helpful and at what dosages.
  • Why you should wear a mask.
  • Why some folks don’t believe in COVID as a viral reality.

And so much more like the peer-review citation of the peer review nurse’s article illustrating all the studies that support mask protection.

Show Guests

Dr. Payam Nabizadeh is an ICU doctor from Jacksonville, Florida. He was a critical care physician at Orange Park Medical Center, a pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Florida and also Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, he was an academic hospitalist at Memorial Health Care University Medical Center and received his MD from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Nabizadeh is certified by the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Thoracic Society, and by Fundamental Critical Care. This is just some of his hard elbow grease the list of his credentials goes on and on.

 

Dr. Eduardo Maristany is a board-certified internal medicine physician who is also trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine, advanced personalized genomic interpretation, and inflammatory diseases.

 

Pass it Along

This is a wealth of important information be sure to pass it along so that others can learn.

Additional Links

Genetics, Medicine, Nutrition & COVID-19 with Dr. E. Maristany (#178)

To Mask or Not to Mask

Dr. Berkson: COVID-19 Links

Coronavirus Update & Integrative Natural Answers

COVID-19: In Light of Historical Pandemics, the Health of Planet Earth, & What We Can Do! (#168)

COVID-19 with Dr. Leo Galland (#169)

COVID-19: Promising Treatments by Docs on the Frontlines (#172)

The FDA’s Role in the “Covid Crisis” and What You Can Do About It. (#173)

Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Berkson unmasks recent controversies about wearing masks in the United States. Citing multiple studies from around the world, Berkson shares how wearing a mask or other face covering can reduce the spread of the highly contagious novel coronavirus and COVID-19. Berkson discusses statistics about asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic transmission of COVID-19, how different mask types affect the spread of the virus, lessons from countries and communities who have held the virus at bay, and more.

In this show you will learn about:

  • Asymptomatic COVID transmission
  • Presymptomatic COVID transmission
  • The Annals of Internal Medicine/Scripps Institute and WHO snafu
  • The 16-cluster study that shows you are more infectious before you know you are ill
  • The Diamond Princess Cruise study that revealed almost 40 guests that were COVID carriers, had CT proven lung damage all without NO symptoms at all.
  • Definition of N95 masks and comparison of mask effectivity
  • Lessons from Iceland, how they beat COVID without masks or lockdown.
  • And more….

Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2020.

Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Maristany is a board-certified internal medicine physician who is also trained by the Institute of Functional Medicine in advanced personalized genomic interpretation, and inflammatory diseases.

This is a fascinating show on how a medical specialist can look at your genes and see how this guides your personal use of nutrients, foods, medicine and even life-style recommendations.

In this show you will learn:

  • What are genetic polymorphisms or snips.
  • How do doctors interpret your snips to guide you for healing or protection.
  • How hormones and genetic interpretation intertwine.
  • Why some snips don’t show up until we get older.
  • How genetics plays a role in COVID.
  • Tips on getting off Proton Pump Inhibiting Acid Blockers.
  • And info on migraines, gut issues and genes.

 

Listen and you will hear specific cases of severe migraines and severe histamine reactive patients that could not be helped by medications or other nutrients for years, but with genetic interpretation got better permanently better within weeks.

As an active researcher and practitioner in the study of genomics, the field of biology focusing on the structure, function, evolution, and mapping of genomes, Dr. Maristany incorporates genomic intelligence into clinical decision-making through use of the cutting-edge IntellxxDNA™ programming. IntellxxDNA™ is an advanced testing tool for genomic analysis to provide comprehensive, clinical-focused knowledge of the health risks and benefits within your genetic make-up. The results from the IntellxxDNA™ test are used to develop a personalized plan to help you achieve optimal health and wellness.

Dr. Maristany and Dr. Berkson practice together at the Naples’s Center for Functional Medicine.

To make an appointment: https://naplescfm.com/physicians/

May 27, 2020

Listening improves connection and success in personal, business and even political relationships.

 

Listening

 

The ability to “listen” creates more successful relationships in every aspect of life. But most of us have no idea of how to do it. Most of us do not listen with an intent to “understand”. Many of us merely listen with the intent to “reply”.

 

Enter Center Stage: Mike Carr

 

Mike has been lecturing, for decades, throughout the country on “listening” and leadership” for big industry, states associations and even in political realms. He has been a winning speaker many times over for Toast Master’s International. Along with Dr. Berkson, he is a member of “Where Laughing Really Matters” a unique toastmaster club focusing on comedy. 

 

A Critical Art

 

Listening is a critical art, not taught in schools and most homes. This is a time in history when we need to learn how to “listen” to each other better and authentically. Then, we can create more unity and humanitarian successes versus remaining polarized and more prone to chaos.

 

A good listener is developed through easy, exact steps. Once you know them you will be astonished as to why you never figured them out nor practiced them… up till now.

 

In this show you will learn:

  • The benefit of “silence” and how to use it.
  • The art of “questioning”.
  • How to listen as an active life tool of “connection”.
  • How listening contributes toward being the best parent, partner, manager, or entrepreneur.
  • How listening helps you be more “grounded” inside yourself.
  • How blind spots “snag” you back or move your forward.

 

This show is a soothing yet enlightening conversation between colleagues. This easy-listening show holds simple answers to complex communications issues. You can use these steps instantaneously to create more wins and harmony within your own life and family.

 

Want to have Mike come and speak to your company, learning institution or business?

You can reach him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikecarrofficial/ 

May 18, 2020

Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women. Often, we are told our only answer is medication, more medication…  and to avoid salt.

However, if you understand more about why your cardiovascular system is ill, for example if you have some faulty cardiac genes, or a chamber is faulty and causing “nocturnal” hypertension, then you often can fix it. Especially if you work with a doctor that understands the heart from these points of view.

Enter center stage. Dr. Mark Houston. Dr. Houston is renowned as the “iconic functional cardiologist” who put functional cardiology on the map.

Functional cardiology looks for “root causes” of hypertension and heart disease, such as the specific molecules that create heart damage. The patient is then guided toward making improvements in lifestyle, sleep, blood pressure throughout 24/hours, diet and medications to bring them back to heart health once again.

Dr. Houston created the only “functional cardiology certification course” for medical doctors taught at A4M, the Anti-Aging Certification Course.  He teaches all 24-hours himself. Dr. Houston has authored a number of textbooks for cardiologists as well as books for everyday patients.

The Hypertension Institute in Nashville, where Dr. Berkson goes for her look-see heart health exams is run by Dr. Houston. Dr. Houston is tripled boarded in hypertension as an American Society of Hypertension (ASH) specialist and Fellow of the American Society of Hypertension (FASH), Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Anti-aging medicine (ABAARM).

Nutrition is a subject taken seriously by Dr. Houston. He has a master’s degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Functional and Metabolic Medicine from the University of South Florida in Tampa. Dr. Houston was an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Dr. Houston has spent his life learning how to figure out the “root cause” of heart disease and high blood pressure and how to individualize natural answers to keep us living longer, healthier and on less medications.

In this show you will learn:

  • Differences between blood pressure medications.
  • Which ones do not work very well.
  • Why many patients just don’t get better and what we can do about it.
  • Molecules of mass destruction that “drive” heart disease and how to test and naturally treat these.
  • What is “nocturnal hypertension” and why should your doctor test for this.
  • And more.

Dr. Houston and Dr. Berkson are colleagues and both are professors for A4M so this conversation is between friends as well as agile thinkers.

You will learn how Dr. Houston’s approach integrates the whole person‚ mind, body and spirit. You will be surprised at the in-depth manner in which his team evaluates the heart, the lining of your blood vessels and even blood pressure analysis.

Resources and Links

Dr. Houston’s Office in Nashville, TN.

Hypertension Institute

 

Books:

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Heart Disease

 

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About: Hypertension: The Revolutionary Nutrition and Lifestyle Program to Help Fight High Blood Pressure

 

Nutritional and Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Podcasts:

Functional Cardiology with Mark Houston, MD (#129)

May 11, 2020

What is Organic?

We hear a lot about organic foods these days. What are they? Are organic foods from Whole Foods, farmers’ markets, Walmart, and the organic food section of your local grocery store all the same? 

What is soil biome and what does healthy microbial life in soil have to do with the biomes in our colon, lungs, or sinuses? 

How do plants direct which nutrients “gather round their roots” to create the heathiest microbial life?

Eliot Coleman answers these questions in his interview with Dr. Berkson, an interview between two long-time friends.

Eliot Coleman and Four Seasons Farm

Eliot Coleman is an American organic farmer, author, researcher and educator. Eliot along with Scott Nearing, PhD, is credited with helping farmers and all of us become aware of authentic organic gardening: what it is, how it benefits life, and how the FDA has sold out to big Agra lobbies . . . even when it comes to organic labeling. OMG! It’s just like medicine! His book, The New Organic Groweris a “bible” for organic farmers, especially those who sell to our food markets.

Coleman has been gardening since the Sixties, when he bought 60 acres of land from Scott Nearing for $33 an acre and turned it into Four Seasons Farms. The farm is in Penopscott Bay, an inlet of the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean, in south central Maine. Coleman’s gardens produce 50 different vegetables, even artichokes. He grows them “just to make the Californians nervous.” 

Moments in Time

Dr. Berkson lived with the Nearings and Colemans for several years, sleeping in the Coleman’s woodshed at night while learning organic gardening and building rock garden walls and log cabins by day. Berkson and a tall mysterious boat maker named Brent felled the trees one year, let them dry, and then hand-scythed them the following year to build the log cabin. They made the filling in-between the logs out of sphagnum moss gathered from local fields and pebbles from the shoreline, hand mixed together with cement in wheel barrels. In this interview, Berkson was shocked to learn that the cabin still exists; it was moved to another part of the Colemans’ land and is now the formal “guest house” for visitors from all around the world. She has learned, though, that the root-cellar she dug by hand, by candle light at night to get finished before the first huge snows, chronically leaked.

Coleman in Washington DC

Coleman started writing and going to Washington to educate big Agra, serving two years as Executive Director of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM). He advised the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1979–80, with input into the document that formed the basis of today's legislated National Organic Program (2002) in the U.S.—the Report and Recommendations on Organic Farming. The program has since become unfortunately diluted by big business. “Organic” labeling now allows inclusion of hydroponics and many plants not really raised organically, especially most berries and tomatoes you find labeled organic, even at markets like Whole Foods.

Back in Maine

The Four Seasons Farm is across the Bay from two islands once owned by Bucky Fuller. Bucky’s islands housed organic gardens, composting toilets, geodesic domes, and hosted experiments held by international scientists. Way back when, Berkson hung out with thinkers like Bucky (along with her boyfriend at the time, Hans Meyers, an astrophysicist who later became president of The Buckminster Fuller Institute. He also designed the water turbines of Austin, the city in Texas where Berkson now lives.) 

In those years, Nearing and Berkson (along with many international visitors) gathered rocks from the countryside (“uglies and beauties,” as Helen Nearing called them), and built huge garden walls (two-and-a-half feet thick, eight feet high, and two feet into the ground,) which extended the growing season two months on either end. The rocks absorbed the sunlight and transmitted it into the soil and plants. With special tools, Nearing could grow food all year long, despite being in Maine and having one of the shortest growing seasons in the U.S.

Eliot now uses unheated and minimally-heated greenhouses and polytunnels to be able to grow veggie year round in Maine.

Fun Fact

Scott and Helen Nearing wrote the foreword for Berkson’s first book, The Foot Book (Harper Row Publishers, 1979), which sold 750 million copies.

Friends and Truth Grounded in the Earth

This interview between Eliot Coleman and Dr. Berkson is a positive show, just what is needed in the midst of the tsunami of suffering, pain, and misunderstanding that is happening now around our planet. Your whole family, clinic, and neighbors will want to hear the truth about our food, and the noble connection between “good folks” and the earth. 

Guest Links and Resources

Book:  The New Organic Grower

May 4, 2020

Hear all about Low-Dose Naltrexone from Pam W. Smith, MD, MPH – an Anti-Aging Medicine Specialist.

Dr. Smith is an international expert on LDN and was a guest speaker at the first international LDN conference in Australia in 2019. Dr. Smith created and teaches many of the modules that certify MDs, pharmacists and NPs to become board-certified as functional practitioners. For the past decade Dr. Berkson and Dr. Smith have often lectured together most recently, team teaching a 16-hr. hormone course a few months ago in Salt Lake, City.

Naltrexone is used in high dosages in the ER for drug overdosages.

In smaller dosages (micro amounts to typically 4.5 mg) is referred to as “Low-Dose Naltrexone” known mostly often as its acronym:  LDN.

LDN has many uses. For example LDN: boosts immune function, tamps down unhealthy inflammation, stops cancer tumor growth and metastases, helps auto-immune diseases go into remission, and much more.

Clinical reports on LDN have demonstrated many possible benefits in diverse diseases such as fibromyalgia, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, complex-regional pain syndrome, Hailey-Hailey disease, and cancer.

In this show you will learn:

  • Dose ranges of LDN.
  • How to properly take LDN.
  • The use of ultra-low dosages.
  • LDN use for chronic pain and how it may reduce the need for opioids.
  • How LDN is used adjunctively for MS, RA, and other auto-immune diseases as well as inflammatory bowel diseases.
  • How it works as a promising immunomodulatory agent by binding to opioid receptors in or on immune cells and tumor cells.
  • Why many functional doctors are prescribing it for “all” auto-immune and cancer patients.

 

Naltrexone is a drug and thus any patient can have a reaction but adverse reactions are very rare.

Make sure to listen to this highly educational show.

Website: Center for Personalized Medicine

 

Books:

What You Must Know About Allergy Relief: How to Overcome the Allergies You Have & Find the Hidden Allergies that Make You Sick

What You Must Know About Thyroid Disorders and What to Do About Them: Your Guide to Treating Autoimmune Dysfunction, Hypo- and Hyperthyroidism, Mood ... Loss, Weight Issues, Heart Problems and More

Why You Can't Lose Weight: Why It's So Hard to Shed Pounds and What You Can Do About It

What You Must Know About Women's Hormones: Your Guide to Natural Hormone Treatments for PMS, Menopause, Osteoporis, PCOS, and More

What You Must Know About Memory Loss and How You Can Stop It: A Guide to Proven Techniques and Supplements to Maintain, Strengthen, or Regain Memory

What You Must Know About Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & More: Choosing the Nutrients That Are Right for You

Social Media:

Facebook

Apr 27, 2020

Dr. Mary J. Ruwart is a scientist, ethicist, libertarian author/activist and a close girl friend of Dr. Berkson’s. Thus, this show is informative but also down-home; a chat between friends.

Dr. Ruwart has a Ph.D. in Biophysics and was a research scientist at The Upjohn Company involved in developing new therapies for diverse diseases, such as liver cirrhosis and AIDS.

Presently, in Texas, Dr. Ruwart oversees IRB’s which allow peer-research to unfold in proper regulatory pathways.

Dr. Ruwart writes an Internet column, Ask Dr. Ruwart, featured in the Advocates for Self-GovernmentLiberator OnLine” e-zine.

In this show you’ll learn:

  • How the lack of testing kits helped the spread of COVID.
  • Why the CDC’s original testing kits didn’t work.
  • The FDA’s role.
  • The official “change” of the FDA in 1962 and how this effects each one of us.
  • How each of us, the average person, can have some input.
  • What the average person can do to help solve some of these problems.

Dr. Ruwart wrote a must-have book on how the FDA got to be what it is today, called  Death By Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It.

Guest Resources & Links

Book:  Death By Regulation: How We Were Robbed of a Golden Age of Health and How We Can Reclaim It

Dr. Berkson: COVID-19 Links

Coronavirus Update & Integrative Natural Answers

COVID-19: In Light of Historical Pandemics, the Health of Planet Earth, & What We Can Do! (#168)

COVID-19 with Dr. Leo Galland (#169)

COVID-19: Promising Treatments By Docs on the Frontlines (#172)

Apr 20, 2020

COVID-19 has now been reported in every continent but Antarctica. We have no standard treatment nor time for randomized trials to test treatments in accepted scientific manner.

In this show you learn about a team of 8 physicians throughout the country, including seasoned ER doctors, ICU physicians and critical care providers, who got together and created a protocol based on various published anti-viral interventions. In their facilities this protocol is saving lives.

Their very ill COVID-19 patients given their specific protocol in the ER, in a specific manner of timing, are not progressing to need ventilators, are passing through the disease process faster with seemingly with less downstream permanent tissue damage.

Dr. Berkson interviews one of these physicians, Dr. Keith Berkowitz.

Dr. Berkowitz is an internist. Dr. Berkowitz was on the teaching faculty at North Shore University and New York University School of Medicine for many years. In addition, Dr. Berkowitz consulted with Island Peer Review Organization in New Hyde Park, New York, overseeing quality management. He has been a reviewer of questions for certification boards of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Berkowitz is also a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a member of the American College of Physicians, the Medical Society of State of New York, the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine and the American College for Advancement in Medicine.

Dr. Berkowitz is the co-author of Princeton Review’s Medical School Companion (Random House, 1995),

Obviously, Dr. Berkowitz has high standing among allopathic medicine. But, we are fortunate that Dr. Berkowitz also thinks outside the box. “Agile thinking” is a trait greatly needed during this pandemic.

Thinking that lifestyle and nutrition matter, Dr. Berkowitz founded the Center for Balanced Health in New York City.  Before creating this integrative clinic, Dr. Berkowitz was the medical director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. Dr. Berkowitz also published non-mainstream medical books such as The Stubborn Fat Fix (Rodale, 2009) and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Flour Free Eating (Alpha Books, 2010).

You can see that Dr. Berkowitz is grounded in allopathic medicine but, in addition, has a functional medicine perspective.

All eight doctors on this new COVID-19 treatment team are aligned in combining the best of both medical worlds.  That’s exactly what they did with this new protocol to treat COVID-19. This medical team of eight combined nutrition, based on research published in China on COVID-19 patients, and added two medications that address the damaging molecular issues of COVID-19.

They developed an intravenous protocol that is administered every 6 hours to patients that are getting very ill from this novel virus. Many of these patients, in the facilities using these protocols, are healing faster and not progressing to the point of needing ventilators. This is a very critical aspect of treating this illness.

Ventilators can be lifesaving, but once a patient is put on ventilators for COVID-19, they have a much higher risk of dying from this disease; the numbers being 56% to 85% risk of fatality depending on the studies you read.

Any protocol that help treat a COVID-19 patient successfully and also enabling avoidance of ventilators is worth learning about.

And passing forward.

Guest Links and Resources

Website:

Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group

Center for Balanced Health - Dr. Keith Berkowitz

My Medical Journey to Find a Treatment for COVID -19

 

Books:

Princeton Review’s Medical School Companion

The Stubborn Fat Fix

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Flour Free Eating

Apr 17, 2020

More and more people are drinking wine. But how healthy is your wine? Are there specific wines to avoid especially if we are ill or have vulnerabilities to gut issues? Turns out the answer is yes and in this show you will learn all the wine facts you ever need to know!

Todd White, founder and owner of Dry Farm Wines explains the details of what’s in your wine, what the FDA allows, and what kinds of wine are the healthiest. Or not.

In this show you will learn:

  • The difference between “wet” and “dry” farming wines.
  • What additives are allowed in wines no matter what the labels say.
  • If you have a history of gut issues you should avoid this one additive.
  • There’s ammonia in them there grapes.
  • What’s the issue with some organic wines?
  • What’s mega purple?
  • And more.

Did you know the FDA allows an incredible number of additives in wine, that are NOT legally required to be on the label.

Want to know which ones? Go here https://www.ttb.gov/wine/treating-materials

Guest Resources & Links

Special Gift to you at Dry Farm Wine: Get an extra bottle of wine for a penny with your first Subscription Order. Click here for special offer with membership: www.dryfarmwines.com

About Dry Farm Wines:

1.) All of the wines are lab tested to ensure they are:

  • Sugar Free (< 1g/L)
  • Lower Sulfites (< 75ppm)
  • Lower Alcohol (< 12.5%)

2.) All of the wines are also:

  • Grown Organically/Biodynamically
  • Low Carb-Friendly
  • Dry Farmed/Irrigation Free
  • Fermented with 100% Wild, Native Yeast
  • Handcrafted/Small Batch
  • Old World International Natural Wines
  • Paleo & Keto-Friendly
  • Free of Industrial Additives
  • Grown From Older Vines
Apr 9, 2020

You know how the old saying that the “Two Inevitables” are taxes and aging? Well, what if aging, at least as we know it, wasn’t a given?

This show, with one of the world’s experts on anti-aging. Dave Asprey,  is a super dynamic interview about extending your life. Dave is a genius, agile thinker and you get to hear his effective, distinctive array of science-based anti-aging tools.

Dave Asprey has used specific nutrients and off-label use of medications, to pull himself back from being a 300 lb. extremely unhealthy younger male, to now being a middle-aged much more youthful dynamic incomparable male. He did this by “bio-hacking”. In fact, Dave helped put this term—“biohacking”—in Webster’s dictionary and on our human radar.

Bio-hacking is using tools to hack our DNA so we can improve our genes, moving them toward living longer better.

Dave shares with the world his idea that aging is plastic, that it’s encoded. “If something is encoded, you can crack the code.” “If you can crack the code, you can hack the code!”

Governments like China and Russia are investing in “Anti-aging Technologies” as they realize it gives them tremendous competitive advantage? Why shouldn’t you do the same? This show tells how.

In this powerful dialogue between colleagues and friends, you learn:

  • What is biohacking?
  • How you might live longer but do it much like you did in your 20’s.
  • How to use nutrients to keep your tissues and brain younger longer.
  • Which off-label medications “turn on” your brain mitochondria and immune system healing powers, so your lysosomes can clear “pro-aging gunk” out of your cells.
  • You will learn what lysosomes are, and how and why to take care of them.
  • You will learn exact tools to be rich in energy. Energy is everything. Energy is the true currency of life.
  • That it’s not how long you sleep but how well you sleep. The Keck School of Medicine and the American Cancer Society looked at over 1 million adults 30 to 102, how they slept and their mortality rates and those that slept 6.5 hours lived longer and those that slept 8 hours a night died earlier from all causes!
  • Atypical sleep improving hormones and medications!

Dr. Berkson asked Dave, “How can you say in the book that you will live to be 185 years old?” 

Dave answered, “At least 185 years old!”

Dave then explains, in detail, exactly how he is living toward that reality every single day.

Dr. Berkson read Super Human at least three times, underlining many pearls guiding us toward a safer, younger future. She proclaimed, "Super Human is one of the best reads I’ve devoured in years".

This is “must-hear” show and a “must-read” book, perfect read for those wanting to know how to be the best that they can possibly be. Super Human has almost 500 peer review citations. It’s based on research but comes from that unique virtuoso Asprey special deep dive.

Biohacking is not just for the ultra-rich or CEO’s of Google - but for you and me. This book should be on your shelves and the information guiding your purchasing of supplements and prescriptions. This year, for the first time, there will be more people on Earth over the age of sixty-five than under the age of five. We need biohacking. You and I need this information and need to take actions based on it.

Do not miss out on this show or book! And don’t miss out on all the other very cool and life enhancing tools from Dave Asprey from Bulletproof mold-free coffee to the best eye-glasses for sleeping and computer use Dr. Berkson has ever used.

Be your best by tuning in, and allowing Bulletproof and Dave Asprey to buttress up your incarnation.

Guest Resources & Links

Books: Super Human

Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life

Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster - in Just Two Weeks

The Bulletproof Diet: Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Your Energy and Focus, and Upgrade Your Life

Website: www.bulletproof.com

Apr 2, 2020

Dr. Leo Galland practices in the epicenter of the worst outbreak of Covid-19 in the US, in Manhattan. He is a board-certified internist and specialist in immunology and Integrative Medicine and has quickly become a medical spokesperson for COVID-19 in NY and the country. In addition, Dr. Galland has authored 40 scientific articles and written chapters for numerous textbooks including Integrative Gastroenterology and Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. 

In this show you will learn:

  • How COVID-19 uses ACE2 receptors to enter the body.
  • How “unhealthy” ACE2 receptors put us at increased risk of getting very ill once infected with COVID-19.
  • Which nutrients support healthy ACE2 receptors.
  • What diseases are linked with unhealthy ACE2 receptors.
  • The role of enabling “furins”.
  • Which dietary flavonoids are protective and what forms are the most absorbable.
  • How social distancing may not only reduce rate of cases but also the virulence and infectivity of this virus.

80% of people that get COVID-19 will not get very ill. 20% go on to get very ill and 5% may die. Our goal is to learn how to become part of the 80% if infected.

You will also learn about biology of viruses and COVID-19 that are not known by many... yet. 

Dr. Galland’s practice is grounded in 3 principles:

  1. Search for the root causes of each person’s illness; don’t just suppress symptoms with drugs.
  2. Treat every patient and every illness as unique.
  3. Choose treatments that enhance rather than suppress normal function, whenever possible.

Dr. Galland uses these principles in his approach and description of this global pandemic we are all now facing. 

This is a must not miss show.

Pass this on to save lives.

Editor's Note: After the show, Dr. Galland wrote to Dr. Berkson that he loved the interview. “ Great to see you and so good to talk to an intelligent person who understands biology”. 

Guest Resources & Links

Website: www.drgalland.com

Dr. Galland's Coronavirus Protection Protocol

Books:

The Four Pillars of Healing: How the New Integrated Medicine- -the Best of Conventional and Alternative Approaches- - Can Cure You

The Allergy Solution: Unlock the Surprising, Hidden Truth about Why You Are Sick and How to Get Well

The Fat Resistance Diet: Unlock the Secret of the Hormone Leptin to: Eliminate Cravings, Supercharge Your Metabolism, Fight Inflammation, Lose Weight & Reprogram Your Body to Stay Thin

Already Here: A Doctor Discovers the Truth about Heaven

The Heartburn and Indigestion Solution

Mar 21, 2020

We are at war with the virus that causes the new viral illness, COVID-19.

In this show you hear Dr. Berkson’s theory on the “Gaia Principal” and taking a look at “root cause” of escalating pandemics.

In this show you learn:

  • Four portals of entry of the coronavirus.
  • Suggested tools for prevention in high-risk and low-risk persons.
  • Suggestions for once infected.
  • What is a virus is.
  • Discussion and controversy on this virus and NSAIDs.
  • The main time-frame for human pandemics and how many have died.
  • How pandemics are increasing.
  • What this means for Mother Earth and for each one of us.
  • Why we need to prioritize values of “humanity” and “future generations” more than money and power.
  • Issues with kits, government response, fatality rates and why.

And There Is More!

You will hear exact steps to “flatten the curve” (todays COVID-19 mantra) with specific ways to maintain your immunity.

You learn what sugar does to your immune system and for how long.

We share specific dosages of anti-viral nutrients.

You will hear the names of two new promising drugs that may help halt this coronavirus, and how the underlying mechanism of how they work overlaps with melatonin.

How melatonin may be a critical player to help you stay well.. and why. (I wrote an entire chapter on melatonin in my book, Safe Hormones, Smart Women.)

How the virus binds to ACE2 and the controversy of ACE2 receptors and hypertensive medications.

Remember:

Stay calm. The stress hormone cortisol is immunosuppressive.

We are being asked by the “isness” of this viral reality to live “community” consciousness more than “personal”.

We are all in this together.

Let’s get the message right.

Let’s support the leaders that tell the truth, not manage the truth.

Take Note:

Twenty-percent of U.S. COVID-19 deaths so far have been aged 20 to 64. Kids can get it. They may not die but may be at risk of permanent tissue damage. You can have the virus without symptoms or only digestive ones.

Learn how viruses have consciousness and evolve just like we do. Thus, symptoms and treatments may do the same. 

You will learn the “two aspects” of this virus that make it different than what humanity’s immune systems have seen before.

This dangerous virus is here for a while, but our fates are not locked in.

In this show you learn how to take more mastery of your fate.

Want More?

Go here to read Dr. Berkson’s in-depth article on COVID-19: how the virus acts and integrative natural answers. https://drlindseyberkson.com/coronavirus-update-integrative-natural-answers/

References: 

See my in-depth article on Coronavirus for an indepth listing of my sources. In addition, some background facts came from The Report of the WHO-China Joint Mission on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) WHO-China-Final-COVID-19-report.

Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Berkson interviews Lisa Tamati about the incredible story told in her new book, “Relentless,” of never giving up and healing from brain injury. Lisa’s mom had a stroke and aneurysm both within 3 days and was given a few weeks to live. But Lisa would not take “no” for an answer.

In ingenious manners, Lisa had her mother go on  hyperbaric oxygen treatments, nutrients and medications. All these boost brain function to return after devastating injury.

Lisa kindly put together a list for our show notes (thanks Lisa!) with all kinds of action-steps, nutrients and even off-label use of meds to help brain trauma patients:

Lisa feels that, “Everyone who has had a brain injury would benefit from:”

  • A sleep apnea assessment. 
  • Hyperbaric oxygen tank treatments
  • Exercise to increase BDNF, preferably high intensity interval training
  • Get Pituitary gland checked - hormone production can be impaired by brain injury which can lead to many secondary problems 
  • Brain exercises - challenging the brain all the time 
  • Get thyroid checked as this can be affected 
  • Infrared laser therapy - Photo biomodulation - go vielight.com use code Tamati at Checkout 10% discount on devices 

Brain Helpful Supplements:

  • N-Acetyl Cysteine acute dose 2 grams x 2  a day days 1 -4, days 5-7 1.5 gram x a day 
  • Fish oil with higher EPA to DHA (must be of highest quality, many oxidize if not processed properly)
  • Alternative to fish oil for omega 3 is spirulina (all around good omega supplement in high dosages (it’s a food not a supplement so can't overdo it ) the best on the market is energybits.com use code Lisa at checkout to get 20% off
  • Chlorella also from energy bits
  • MCT oil  (brain octane oil - Bulletproof  is probably the best)
  • Curcumin for inflammation 
  • Vitamin C for inflammation
  • Vitamin D 5000 IU/day 
  • Ashwagandha 
  • Bacopa Monniere 
  • N- Acetyl L-Tyrosine
  • Coenzyme Q10 
  • Citicholine 
  • Aniracetam (drug but very well tolerated and used for over 6 decades with virtually no side effects) and piracetam
  • Huperzine A 
  • Gota Kola
  • Panax Ginseng
  • Alpha GPC (1200mg initially) 
  • Acetyl L Carnitine 
  • Cordyceps Mushroom Extract 
  • Phosphatidylcholine 
  • Good quality extra virgin Olive Oil (oleic acid) 

Here’s more cool Lisa Tamati stuff:

Playlist of all Lisa’s mums videos that accompany the book so people can come along the journey at different stages with us. https://www.lisatamati.com/page/playlist/

Video of her mom learning to swim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6tqbaEHDlc

Lisa’s podcast: "Pushing the Limits" 

Lisa’s Facebook is @lisatamati and Instagram @lisatamati 

 

Lisa’s books – available on her website at www.lisatamati.com

Relentless available on her website at www.lisatamati.com 

Running Hot

Running to Extremes

Online running training club.

https://www.lisatamati.com/page/runningpage/

 

Lisa’s Mental Toughness and Emotional Resilience course 

https://www.lisatamati.com/page/mindsetuniversity/\

 

Lisa’s Epigenetics Testing Program 

https://www.lisatamati.com/page/epigenetics/

 

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