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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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Now displaying: July, 2020
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/

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