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Dr. Berkson's Best Health Radio Podcast

Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson shares decades of experience as a hormone and nutrition specialist to help you live a healthier, happier life. Disclaimer: The entire contents of these podcasts are based upon the opinions of Dr. DL Berkson, unless otherwise noted. Individual discussions are based upon the opinions of the respective individuals, based on their research, experience and communities. The information on this podcast or any related websites are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice from practitioners that know your personal medical situation. All material is educational and is intended only as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Berkson and her community. Dr. Berkson encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, you must consult with your health care professional before using protocols or products based on any of this content.
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Now displaying: April, 2020
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

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