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:
And so much more like the peer-review citation of the peer review nurse’s article illustrating all the studies that support mask protection.
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.
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:
Prevalence of Asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Annals of Internal Medicine, 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:
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/
Listening improves connection and success in personal, business and even political relationships.
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:
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/
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:
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.
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 Grower, is 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.
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
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:
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
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-Government “Liberator OnLine” e-zine.
In this show you’ll learn:
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.
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
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.
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
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
1.) All of the wines are lab tested to ensure they are:
2.) All of the wines are also:
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:
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.
Books: Super Human
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:
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
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:”
Brain Helpful Supplements:
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 to Extremes
Online running training club.
Lisa’s Mental Toughness and Emotional Resilience course
Lisa’s Epigenetics Testing Program
Astrology is a system that looks at cycles of life using the language of planets. It’s about planetary energies that influence our personal personalities, temperament, challenges and strengths.
The practice of astrology has been around in various forms for thousands of years. The New Age movement of the 1960s and ’70s launched the New Age as the “Age of Aquarius”—the 2,000-year period after the Earth is said to move into the Aquarius sign.
People especially turn to spirituality and astrology during stress. Millennials and Gen Xers have been significantly more stressed than previous generations since 2012 and are embracing astrology with a huge hug.
Dr. Berkson met Alan Oken at a Holy Man Jam, where spiritual leaders converged to discuss the consciousness of planet earth.
Alan Oken was the Director of The Wisdom School (Santa Fe, NM), is co-founder of the Australian Institute for the Development of Consciousness and was Director of Esoteric Studies in Lisbon.
Alan is the author of a dozen titles, including Soul-Centered Astrology, Rulers of the Horoscope, and Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology.
In this personal yet general dialogue, you will learn:
Check out Alan at:
Many of us want love. But most of us have never learned the skills to get love, keep love and make love sustainable. Relationships are more complex today than ever before. In this warm and easy-listening interview you will hear how to approach love effectively and sanely and get the tools you need to enjoy love for years to come.
Maya Diamond is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and holds a master’s degree in Somatic Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
In 2016, 2017 and 2018, Maya was named one of the best life coaches in San Francisco by Expertise.com. In 2014, she was named one of the Best Relationship Experts in California by DatingAdvice.com.
Maya’s dating advice has been featured on mindbodygreen.com and elephant journal.com, and she’s been a regular guest expert on the Brian Copeland Show on KGO-860 Radio in San Francisco.
Maya began “Empower Love” - a 4-month online course about attracting and sustaining healthy relational love.
In this show, BOTH Men and women will learn:
Additional Resources & Links
Dr. Berkson interviews Dr. Veronique Desaulniers who specializes in guiding women through breast cancer. Up to 30% of cancers are not found by mammogram, but by self-palpation (do it yourself breast exams).
Dr. V—as she is respectfully known as—has a new product (Your Breast Friend) to help train women how to do effective and safe “self-breast exams”.
In this show you learn:
Links for Dr. V, my breast friend, Wheatgrass and Biomat.
Health food tends to run in trends. At the moment coconut is king. But just as we live in a material world with two sides to everything, it appears there may be a “shadow side” to coconut oil—for some patients.
You will learn Dr. Berkson’s conclusions from first hearing this at an A4M Anti-aging Gastroenterology module she was both a professor and student at, along with “sleuthing’ the science.
In this show you will learn:
A few interesting citations:
Lipids Health Dis. 2016 Nov 5;15(1):186. Postprandial serum endotoxin in healthy humans is modulated by dietary fat in a randomized, controlled, cross-over study.
BMC genomics 19 (1), 808 2018 Nov 7 Differential Effects of Coconut Versus Soy Oil on Gut Microbiota Composition and Predicted Metabolic Function in Adult Mice
J Med Food 2019 Dec 3 Virgin Coconut Oil Associated With High-Fat Diet Induces Metabolic Dysfunctions, Adipose Inflammation, and Hepatic Lipid Accumulation
Influencia de la ingesta de aceites vegetales en la absorción intestinal de glucosa in vitro en hamster dorado [Influence of intake of vegetable oils on the in vitro intestinal absorption of glucose in golden hamsters]. Arch Latinoam Nutr. 1995;45(4):290–294.
Judith Fein has traveled all over the world. She has written and spoken about her travels in blogs, books, Tedx Talks and keynotes. Now, Judy writes about traveling between life and death.
In Judith’s newest book, How to Communicate With The Dead…and How It’s Done Around The World, you learn that death is not the end.
Judith shares with us how to safely and satisfyingly communicate across what is perceived as a curtain between life and death.
In this show you learn:
Judith Fein has contributed to 110 publications including the Smithsonian, National Geographic Traveler, Afar, Hemispheres, Dallas Morning News, and AARP.
This show is in honor of two amazing scientists that helped the world recognize the human threat of endocrine disrupting environmental chemicals.
Dr. Elizabeth (Buzzy) A. Guillet PhD and Dr. Louis Joseph Guillet PhD—lovers, married for decades, visionaries, scientists—and amazing! Both have been Dr. Berkson’s heroes and colleagues for many years.
Dr. “Buzzy” Guillett was the anthropologist who first took a look at what endocrine disruptors (environmental pollutants that mimic hormones) were doing to our children’s brains and our daughters breasts. Dr. Guillet and her husband, Dr. Lou Guillett, were instrumental in putting endocrine disruption on the scientific world’s radar.
They were the definition of the original power couple. This show honors both and is an amazing interview with Dr. Buzzy Guillet about their work.
Dr. Berkson worked with them at the Center For Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and interviewed them for Hormone Deception (available on Amazon second edition) over 25 years ago.
Dr. Lou sadly passed a few years ago from lymphoma. Many think this was due to all his years of work in the dirty waters of Lake Apopka in Florida where he did original alligator research. Dr. Louis Guillett was an active man, not averse to actual wrestling with reptiles to take blood samples or measure penile lengths!
Dr. Lou demonstrated that the alligators were getting feminized due to endocrine disruptors in the water. Now the lake has been cleaned and the male alligators are manly again, much due to Dr. Lou’s efforts.
Dr. Louis Joseph Guillette junior was professor at the Medical University of South Carolina’s obstetrics and gynecology department in Charleston. He worked alongside Ana Soto, Frederick vom Saal and Theo Colborn, when endocrine disruption was a radical and unproven hypothesis.
One of his most notable quotes was when Dr. Lou told a US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Health and the Environment in 1993 about sperm counts: “Every man sitting in this room today is half the man his grandfather was. And the question is: are our children going to be just half the men we are?” This quote lives on and Dr. Buzzy is part of carrying on the investigation and pursuit of awareness and answers.
Dr. Buzzy was a professor at the University of Florida. Dr. Buzzy spent years in Mexico studying the effects of pesticides on children’s thinking, brain development, hand-eye coordination, IQ and breast development.
I always thought Dr. Lou looked like a “he-man” that just stepped out of an Irish spring commercial. And I always looked toward their relationship and amazing contributions with a huge heart of admiration.
In this show you will learn:
This is a must not miss show as endocrine disruptors have been called “the third major threat to humanity’ after nuclear war and global warming! And Dr. Buzzy Guillet helped scientists and humanity understand all this.
David Brownstein, M.D. is a Board-Certified family physician and one of the foremost practitioners and speakers of holistic medicine.
Dr. Brownstein has practiced holistic medicine for 25 years, has 16 books out, many of them best-sellers.
In this dynamic and personal dialogue between two colleagues and dear friends, you will learn:
Dr. Berkson speaks on the “re-analysis” of the Women’s Health Initiative—a 19-year follow-up— presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 13, 2019.
(* See abstract below for details).
In this show, estrogen gets a “reframe”.
How estrogen protects against breast cancer incidence
How estrogen protects against all-cause mortality (death from all causes).
How estrogen protects many tissues, especially our energy organelles: mitochondria.
You learn how best to take estrogen therapy, optimal timing of initiation, benefits, and theories as to why estrogen is breast cancer protective more than breast cancer dangerous.
Did you know estrogen has been historically used to treat breast cancer!
Dr. Rowan T. Chlebowski is the principal investigator in this new re-analysis. Asked if this new data should influence current guidelines on menopausal hormone therapy? Dr. Chlebowski says, "Yes, I would hope so!”
Dr. Berkson will be writing a blog on “Estrogen Vindicated” that you can soon find at drlindseyberkson.com in the blog section.
Don’t miss out on the most potent anti-aging tools we have: hormones. And one of the most breast, brain and life protective… is estrogen. God bless her!
Happy New Year’s 2020!!!
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.
Go to https://drlindseyberkson.com/bigger-belly-fat-smaller-brain-size-shocking-link-mindfulness-15-sophisticated-action-steps/ 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 cares about location.
Not all fat is created equal. Where your fat “lives” modifies it’s function.
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.
Visceral fat cells, in comparison, secrete unhealthy molecules and hormones.
How to tell if you have too much bad visceral fat?
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?
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).
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.
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.
In-depth article at Berkson’s Blog: https://drlindseyberkson.com/bigger-belly-fat-smaller-brain-size-shocking-link-mindfulness-15-sophisticated-action-steps/
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.