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.
RSS Feed
Dr. Berkson's Best Health Radio Podcast







All Episodes
Now displaying: Page 1
Nov 24, 2021

To vaccine or not to vaccine, that has become a polarizing question.

But why is there censorship of early interventions and also of doctors writing scripts for them?

Why are we being pitted against each other?

Dr. Ruwart has been in the pharmaceutical industry for many years, run for the presidential primary on the Libertarian ticket, and is author of three books, one on how the FDA became what she thinks it is today.

This is a tell-it-like-we-think-it conversation.

Mary J. Ruwart, Ph.D. chairs a for-profit IRB and is a former research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry.  She has a B.S. in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Michigan State University.

She did post-doctoral work at the St. Louis University Medical School’s Department of Surgery and became an Assistant Professor of Surgery before joining the Upjohn Company. 

Science is always changing, and we are in a circumstance that is evolving, but it seems that the “narrative” of much of the media is not representing accurately both sides of the science.

Turns out there are details not widely discussed on most TV or radio shows. You will hear some of that here including:

  • Who is most apt to die from Covid and why.
  • What does obesity have to do with it.
  • Is heart damage happening more in vaccinated young adults than from Covid.
  • Why getting two boosters a year exposes you to the “inflammatory spike” protein.
  • The Covid spike protein binds to human tissues than any other animal the bat it derives from, and this is very unusual and makes us wonder about human gain-of-functioning engineering.
  • We are seeing a level of censorship worldwide - bigger than we have ever seen before, even in the medical journals which are thus becoming untrustworthy now.
  • So, in this show we ponder what is going on.

Did you know that the Pfizer submission to FDA for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) is still under EUA? The full approval has been for Biotech – in this show Dr. R. discusses the difference.

You cannot have a vaccine on an EUA if there are already “early effective interventions”. Critical to keep in mind.

We discuss the veracity of VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) and why this is not being discussed, tracked, and Dr. R’s interpretation of the numbers.

Dr. Ruwart believes, teaches, and writes that “Whoever controls your body, controls your mind.”

Think, read, question, debate, learn… but stay calm. And informed.

Dr. Ruwart says, “If the vaccine works, then you don’t need to worry about an unvaccinated person. If the vaccine doesn’t work, it makes no sense to have a mandate. Especially with something so new.”

Dr. Ruwart says the research on the children 5 to 12 years old was done on a group of 2000 children. None in the experiemental nor placebo arm during this time got Covid. 5% of the children were lost to follow-up.

Is this enough safety data to inject our children? Dr. Ruwart says it is something to ponder.

We discuss blood labs to see if heart damage is occurring and suggest nutraceuticals to take prophylactically, especially in children and young adults, that may be heart-protective - if you decide that moving forward is the best way to go.

These are suggestions based on physiology, not studies.

Many studies are included below for your personal reading.


Dr. Ruwart’s three books, “Healing Our World,” “Short Answers to the Tough Questions,” and “Death by Regulation” are available at Amazon.

Podcast - Death by Regulation with Dr. Mary Ruwart PhD (#98) 

Nov 2, 2021

Breast implants are a very popular surgery, especially for re-construction after breast cancer. Dr. Whitfield is an experienced, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in oncologic breast reconstruction.

But he was also the doctor to discover that some cases of autoimmunity, chronic fatigue, cognitive decline… start in contaminated breast implants!

Dr. Whitfiled completed six years of surgical training at Indiana University Medical Center. Then a Plastic Surgery Residency. And then a Fellowship in Microsurgery and Aesthetic under Dr. William Zamboni.

Dr. Whitfield began to have patients that were experiencing systemic illness, and when he removed their implants, called an “explant” procedure, he found identifiable pathogens in the tissue capsule. Treating these infections got rid of many of these systemic problems, such as chronic fatigue.

This lead Dr. Whitfield to start to add more services for his clients, including nutritional and nutraceutical advice as well as personal genetic predisposition screening.

Dr. Whitfield has completed over 4000 breast procedures since 2004 including over 500 implant removals. 

He has the largest series of explant specimens with PCR testing. This tests the genetic sequences of pathogens, so is a highly sensitive test to identify “stealth” infections and find their appropriate medications to eradicate them.

While serving as the President Elect of the Research Foundation Dr. Whitfiled also gave testimony at the FDA hearings in 2019 regarding Breast Implant iIlness (BII).

Oct 25, 2021

Gut health rules the basis of health.

We now know that our gut cross-talks with our heart, brain and all tissues.


If your gut is unhealthy, so is the rest of you!


In this show you will learn:


  • What functional medicine is and why it’s uniquely qualified to treat chronic illness
  • What are elimination diets and if they’re effective
  • The mind/body connection to illness
  • How your emotional health affects your physical health
  • Why food sensitivities have become so common
  • The benefits of intermittent fasting
  • How a mental, emotional, and spiritual connection to the food you eat influences your health
  • How a low-FODMAP diet can drastically improve your digestive system


New Book: UNFUNC YOUR GUT: Boost Your Immune System, Heal Your Gut, and Unlock Your Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health.  




Oct 11, 2021

In this show you will learn how hormones keep not only your skin thicker but waist thinner, but also how estrogen and progesterone are critical for boosting immune health and even treating leaky gut.  


Dr. Angela DeRosa is an osteopathic physicians specializing in female health.

Dr. DeRosa first got into this field because she went through peri-menopause in her 20’s while attending medical school, and then experienced full-blown menopause at age 35.


When no other doctors could help her, Dr. DeRosa had to figure out how to accomplish that on her own.


As of 2021, Dr. DeRosa has been prescribing bioidentical hormone therapies for 25 years.


Dr. DeRosa also trains physicians.


In 2018, she launched The Hormonal Health Institute: Executive Instruction for MedicalProfessionals, a hormonal healthcare consultancy designed to instruct medical providers and provide practice development training on bioidentical  hormone replacement therapies.


In addition to her educational and clinical activities, Dr. DeRosa serves as the medical director for Belmar Pharma Solutions where she provides clinical and scientific technical support for all aspects hormonal therapies. Belmar pharmacy is the same facility that is “Behari Certified”, fulfilling low-dose-naltrexone scripts for $55 for a three month period.


In this show you will learn:


  • Males have multiple forms of FDA approved testosterone, while women have known. If the FDA succeeds in blocking compounding pharmacists from compounding bioidentical hormones, there will be NO testosterone replacement available for women!
  • Why testosterone is one of the most important hormones for aging women.
  • How (and why) big pharma is lobbying against bio-identical HRT
  • The importance of custom tailoring hormone treatments instead of

using a “one size fits all” approach.


  • Why your doctor “must” track FSH and SHBG when prescribing you hormones.
  • Why you want to achieve a “pre-menopausal” FSH level, to improve if not normalize your blood pressure, waistline, bone density, cognition and more. Not to mention your vocal cords, to avoid “little old lady” voice.
  • The gender gap in healthcare.
  • How a lack of transparency in the FDA puts patient health at risk.
  • The evidence demonstrating compounded hormones work for

millions of people.


This is a must-hear conversation between two amazing women who hormone therapies have saved their own lives as well as patients they collaboratively serve.


  • @DrHotFlash


Sep 24, 2021

In today’s environment, there is science to back both polarized sides. So it is difficult for everyone and anyone to figure out the truth.

It takes courage to speak science that might not be the status quo. This show is about courage.

On this show you will only hear peer review facts.  We share about protective nasal sprays, how you can make them at home, and much, more.

In today’s dynamic dialogue you get to hear one of the most active academic physicians from Dallas, TX, Dr. Peter McCullough.

In this show you will hear, backed by facts:

  • What is going on with early intervention.
  • What is going on with the Delta variant and vaccines.
  • Durable immunity.

·      What’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) and how and why to interpret this.

  • How to make nasal sprays that block viral adherence in mucous membranes.
  • And more.


Plus, the reminder to eat your veggies. They matter!


References of these past two studies that should have made headline news everywhere, but didn’t


But you got them here!





Check out The McCullough Report Podcast

Sep 13, 2021

We live in a polemic world of clashing misinformation. Especially about hormones. Including testosterone.

Too many men are taken off Testosterone (T) if they get a diagnosis of prostate cancer or heart disease even though the science shows otherwise. Today’s interview is with Dr. Abraham Morgentaler, Harvard urologist and world expert on Testosterone, who has done much of this science.

This is a must hear conversation on hormones and health that you will want to share with your physicians and patients.

Dr. Abraham Morgentaler

Abraham Morgentaler, MD is an international authority on men’s health and a pioneer in the treatment of testosterone deficiency in men. Dr. Morgentaler’s research is credited with reversing the decades-old belief that testosterone therapy is risky for prostate cancer.

Dr. Morgentaler graduated from Harvard College in 1978 and Harvard Medical School in 1982. He completed his residency in 1988 through the Harvard Program in Urology, and then joined the faculty of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School.

In 1999, Dr. Morgentaler founded Men's Health Boston, the first center in the US to focus on sexual, reproductive, and hormonal health for men.

Dr. Morgentaler was the recipient of the New Investigator Award in 1994 granted by the American Foundation of Urological Disease.


Dr. Morgentaler has published over 120 scientific articles on testosterone, prostate cancer, male sexual dysfunction, and male infertility.

His work has appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, The Journal of the American Medical Association, Cancer, and The American Journal of Medicine.

He is the author of the book Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex, which has been widely hailed as a groundbreaking exploration of male sexuality. Dr. Morgentaler’s other books include Testosterone For Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, Muscle Mass, and Overall Health, and The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships.

In this show you will learn:

  • That T does NOT drive prostate cancer.
  • How this myth started and has incorrectly affected medicine for 80 years.
  • The known and unknown symptoms of low T.
  • The issue with just looking at total testosterone and why you must run “free testosterone” and also “SHBG”.
  • What lizards and men have in common?
  • The unappreciated role of hormones in overall health and why so often our doctors don’t realize this or take this into consideration when treating us.


Why Men Fake It: The Totally Unexpected Truth About Men and Sex

Testosterone For Life: Recharge Your Vitality, Sex Drive, Muscle Mass, and Overall Health

The Viagra Myth: The Surprising Impact on Love and Relationships.

Sep 1, 2021

Dr. George Fareed

Dr. George Fareed is a Harvard trained medical doctor who started out working in virology with Dr. Fauci at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases early in his career.

Then Dr. Fareed wanted to help the “underserved” and moved from Washington to east of San Diego. This is a highly agricultural area and the residents are mainly of Hispanic descent with a high incidence of health issues that often make them much more vulnerable to severe viral disease.

In this population, Dr. Fareed and his colleague, Dr. Brian Tyson, have treated over 7,000 cases of this virus.

Their patient population have a high incidences of type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure and metabolic syndrome. Remember, these are the very “co-morbidities” that increase the risk of severe cases in the pandemic.

Dr. Fareed utilizes “early intervention” as described in the article just published by himself and a number of esteemed medical colleagues below.

At the end of August 2021

The national average of being treated in the typical manner, translated into a 9% hospitalization rate if you are over 60 years of age. And if you are under 50 years old, the hospitalization rate is 0.4%.

Dr. Fareed’s office had a statistician come in and track the efficacy of his protocol on the first 4,500 patients. The hospitalization rate for Dr. Fareed’s patients who received early treatment was only 0.07%!

So… his protocols are keeping vulnerable patients out of hospitals.

The question becomes, “Why is early intervention being censored? Not available? Why are Doctors who talk and write about early treatment worried they might have to go before their medical board?”

What is Next

Dr. Fareed is leaving to go to the Rome Covid World Summits in a few weeks and will come back on the show to share what was discussed by viral experts around the world.

Keep an eye out for Dr. Fareed's upcoming book talking about his journey in the treatment of pandemic patients.

Additional Information & Links

Outline of Dr. Fareed and Dr. Tyson's Current Protocol 

Early Outpatient Treatment in Nursing Homes

International Covid Summit

Dr. Fareed's Book Preview

Multifaceted highly targeted sequential multidrug treatment of early ambulatory high-risk SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19)

Statistical Reference

How Many SARS-CoV-2-Infected People Require Hospitalization?

Aug 28, 2021

Looking for Safe Options for Severe Pain

When you are in severe pain what are your safest options?
How do you not become worse down the road from short-term fixes?
Consider regenerative medicine.

My Personal Experience

A few months ago, I was supposed to fly from Austin, Texas to Houston to give an 8-hour continuing medical education, all-day class, for physicians.

But a few days before all this, I woke up with my right leg so, in pain, I could not walk let alone stand!

I called Dr. David Harris, a Board-Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Board-Certified Pain Medicine specialist, who specializes in safe regenerative procedures.

Usually, Dr. Harris is booked for up to 9 months, but there was an atypical cancellation.

Most patients would get a steroid epidural. But as we age, we get more complicated. As I have shared before, I have an eye condition that cannot handle steroids.

Thus, Dr. Harris, a pain “whisperer” (but all based in science), created a safer alternative epidural made of ozone, B12, sterile homeopathic Traumel, with a dash of steroid.

I was then able to fly, stand and lecture all day, and go on to live my regular life without pain or disability.

It all happened at Dr. Harris’s clinic called “Charm”: The Center for Healing and Regenerative Medicine. They provide “non-surgical” answers for pain that help joints heal without making them worse in the long run, as repetitive steroid treatments have now been shown to do. (If you watch this interview on YouTube, that’s the table where it happened.)

Dr. David K. Harris is a physiatrist in Austin, Texas. Physiatrists are physicians who specialize in helping patients with disabilities. Without surgery. Their focus is rehabilitation, restoration of function, and a return to a high quality of life.

The clinic offers prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, and stem cell injections. Dr. Harris’s wife is a physical therapist, so this is one-stop shopping. Their PA, Michelle Hall is a superb practitioner, too.

I witnessed first-hand how helpful this medicine can be. Ten years ago I referred a 60-year-old man with half his rotator cuff missing, who had not been able to move his arm for 6 months. All other doctors insisted that his only option was to have surgery. Shoulder surgery is not for the faint of heart. With very long recovery times.

Dr. Harris, avoiding surgery, performed his special medical regenerative injections. Within three months, that man’s shoulder was as good as new and continues to be up to today. All without painful, expensive surgery or drugs.
There are only about 187 doctors nationally who do what Dr. Harris has learned to do, and many of these doctors have been trained by Dr. Harris.

Got pain? Consider regenerative medicine and the Charm clinic in Austin, Texas.


Charm Clinic

Aug 16, 2021

Leo Galland MD is an internist and author of medical books including Superimmunity for Kids, The Four Pillars of HealingPower Healing, and The Fat Resistance Diet.

Based in New York City, Galland is a regular columnist for Huffington Post, writing about various issues in integrated medicine.

Dr. Berkson and Dr. Galland have lectured at the same conferences for decades.

They have even co-formulated some nutraceutical lines - decades back.

Dr. Galland being in NYC started to treat Covid patients early on. Dr. G has also written deep scientific dives about it. Presently his focus is on healing long covid cases.

In this show you will learn:

  • What to do to treat long Covid
  • Who is at risk of Long Covid?
  • What nutrient and dosage boosts mitochondrial function often damaged by Covid-19
  • The name of the probiotic that boosts alpha interferon vs. gamma interferon
  • What estrogen has to do with alpha interferon.
  • What progesterone has to do with BDNF.
  • What nutrients boost BDNF and why you should care.
  • What is butyrate and why is it important to keep making it
  • The Johns Hopkins, Stanford, Harvard study that showed how many veggies a day protected against Covid and what about keto?
  • Why having high enterococcus faecalis in your stool is not great for Covid and how to check.
  • And much more, whew.
  • You do NOT want to miss this show.



Protocols  (free eBooks)

Healing Long Covid (video)

Your Brain After Covid-19  (PowerPoint Presentation)

Understanding Long Covid: a comprehensive presentation for health professionals

Covid & The Gut Microbiome with Dr. Leo Galland, MD& Dr. Berkson

Aug 9, 2021

Dr. Pamela Smith is one of the most well-known lecturers in functional medicine. She started out as a family practice and ER doctor but has moved into the arena of functional medicine, hormones and protocols to heal.

Dr. Pamela Smith is the founder of The Fellowship in Anti-Aging. She created the modules for this 5-year board certification program where doctors learn how to become “functional practitioners” – all based on science.

Dr. Smith and  Dr. Berkson lecture frequently together at these modules and at other conferences. For example, Dr. Smith and Dr. Berkson gave a two-day conference for pharmacists in Salt Lake City two years ago.

Dr. Smith is also a prolific author. She has her new book out called Max Immunity.  This show is all about how to keep healthy especially in a pandemic.

In this show you will learn:

  • How to maximize immunity using specific nutraceuticals and medications
  • The two parts of your immune system and timing of nutrients and medications
  • Hormones and the immune system
  • Sugar/alcohol and the immune system
  • Gut health
  • Metformin’s role in immunity
  • And… why it is never too late to improve your gut health, and thus, your overall immunity.

There are lots of clinical pearls in here. You do NOT want to miss this show.

Some of Dr. Smith’s great books:

Aug 2, 2021

Jim Hrncir, owner of Las Colinas Pharmacy, Compounding & Wellness in Irving, Texas, has received plenty of accolades during his nearly 40-year pharmacy career. Jim was named PCCA Compounding Pharmacist of the Year in 2017. PCCA is the company that makes many of the bases and formulas that compounding pharmacists use. PCCA also trains compounding pharmacists and MDs in yearly functional medicine courses (where Dr. Berkson often lectures).

Jim is the ‘go-to guru’ teaching and giving advice to physicians for many compounded prescriptions.

Recently, Jim was invited to testify in front of the National Academy of Health Sciences, who were given a task by the FDA to review the legality and compoundabilty of bioidentical hormones.

In this show, you will learn what is going on with our rights to keep getting bioidentical hormones.

Jim discusses doses, bases, controversies and more.
In this show you will learn what are bioidentical hormones and how they make can make a huge difference in your life. They are the most powerful tool that we have to slow aging down. They are safe, effective and protect your brain against the big “C” cognitive decline.

In this show you will learn of the studies showing that hormone replacement reduces the risk of cognitive decline by 50 to almost 80%, with the natural molecules (the bioidentical hormones vs. the patented synthetic ones) having even more protection. This was shown by a large insurance study on 400,000 patients tracking their cognition and their hormonal therapies history.

This show is a powerhouse of amazing information.

You can ask your compounding pharmacist to ask Jim about his creative and effective protocols.

You can reach listen to some of his talks at his pharmacy’s web site:

Jul 6, 2021

Jack W. Moncrief, MD

Dr. Moncrief has been in practice almost 50 years and was honored as one of the 7 physicians that made kidney medicine what it is today. In this show you will learn why and get in on a great conversation between colleagues and old friends.

Dr. Moncrief and Dr. Berkson worked together in his clinic and dialysis center for almost 10 years. Both, together with Dr. Kenneth Burton, co-invented and worked on a combination drug/herb pharmaceutical and published original research shown below.

Listen to Learn

In this show you will learn how telemedicine got its start with an Austin kidney doctor wanting to do dialysis in faraway cities. By the nephrologist Dr. Jack Moncrief. Dr. Moncrief was the firsts doctor to do organ transplantation, dialysis, and dialysis in an infant, here in Texas.

You hear about kidney health as well as how to treat brown recluse spider bites, so it doesn’t become an acute medical emergency requiring surgeries and wound care. You also hear about nitroglycerin and its application in medicine.

Also amazing is that Dr. Moncrief is still “seeing” patients, though mostly over telemedicine. But not all. So if you have any kidney issues that you need a set of truly experienced eyes on, you may want to reach out to him.

Dr. Moncrief’s accomplishments:

Co-inventor and patent holder primary self/home dialysis procedure (CAPD) continuous parenteral ambulatory dialysis
Nephrology practice 40 years Austin
Biomedical research Moncrief-Popovich Research Institute
Dialysis and Transplant practice
First dialysis in newborn infant

Their study:

Free Radic Biol Med 2013 May;58:46-51.

 doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2013.01.020. Epub 2013 Jan 29.

Acute effects of hemodialysis on nitrite and nitrate: potential cardiovascular implications in dialysis patients

Nathan S Bryan 1Ashley C TorregrossaAsad I MianD Lindsey BerksonChristian M WestbyJack W Moncrief



Cardiovascular mortality in dialysis patients remains a serious problem. It is 10 to 20 times higher than in the general population. No molecular mechanism has been proven to explain this increased mortality, although nitric oxide (NO) has been implicated. The objective of our study was to determine the extent of the removal of the NO congeners nitrite and nitrate from plasma and saliva by hemodialysis, as this might disrupt physiological NO bioactivity and help explain the health disparity in dialysis patients. Blood and saliva were collected at baseline from patients on dialysis and blood was collected as it exited the dialysis unit. Blood and saliva were again collected after 4-5h of dialysis. In the 27 patients on dialysis, baseline plasma nitrite and nitrate by HPLC were 0.21±0.03 and 67.25±14.68 μM, respectively. Blood immediately upon exit from the dialysis unit had 57% less nitrite (0.09±0.03 μM; P=0.0008) and 84% less nitrate (11.04 μM; P=0.0003). After 4-5h of dialysis, new steady-state plasma levels of nitrite and nitrate were significantly lower than baseline, 0.09±0.01 μM (P=0.0002) and 16.72±2.27 μM (P=0.001), respectively. Dialysis also resulted in a significant reduction in salivary nitrite (232.58±75.65 to 25.77±10.88 μM; P=0.01) and nitrate (500.36±154.89 to 95.08±24.64 μM; P=0.01). Chronic and persistent depletion of plasma and salivary nitrite and nitrate probably reduces NO bioavailability and may explain in part the increased cardiovascular mortality in the dialysis patient.

Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Barrie Tan

Dr. Barrie Tan is a Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry. Dr. Tan is considered one of the world’s foremost experts on Vitamin E.

Vitamin E is not regarded as so sexy or trendy. But it has 8 family members, 4 that are tocopherols and 4 that are tocotrienols.

And boy, has Dr. Tan’s many decades of research unveiled the healing aspect of tocotrienols. And the healing aspect of an Amazon plant, the annatto plant, that contains 100% tocotrienols.

The Beginning

The story all starts with the Amazonian annatto plant (Bixa Orellana) that was discovered by Francesco de Orellana (in the 1550s) and continues in the 1700s when the British called it the ‘lipstick plant’ to today where Estee Lauder uses it in their lip products.

The red oil from the annatto seed is used as a natural coloring in cheeses like cheddar, and is found in other foods like ice cream, meats, crackers, salad dressing, tortilla chips, even mac and cheese but.. it even helps fight cancer.

One of the successful human trials that Dr. Tan has done is on ovarian cancer.

In this show you will learn the dosage and the delivery mode of annatto-E. And why perhaps you might even consider it as an addition to your daily nutraceuticals.

Check it out! I am adding this to my dailies!


Dr. Tan’s book: The Truth about Vitamin E: The Secret to Thriving with Annatto Tocotrienols


Jun 19, 2021

This is a dynamic conversation about the reality of the health of the gut and diverse diseases from autism to severe upper respiratory tract infections.

Dr. Sabine Hazan-Steinberg

Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist Dr. Sabine Hazan-Steinberg is past Chief of Medicine at Community Memorial Hospital and has spent the last several decades doing deep dives into fecal transplant research, biomes and the link with overall health as well as specific diseases.

Dr. Hazan has been the principal investigator on over 22 peer review published medical trials. She has published studies on Covid and our biome. Her latest paper coming out is on the specific role of one bacteria in our gut that makes us more vulnerable to Covid infections as well as enhanced severity.

Dr. Hazen is one of the world’s experts on the genetics of the gut biome and now you get to hear it straight from the experts.

In this show you will learn:

  • What the biome has to do with our health and the top issues and foods that make a biome unhealthy.
  • What “biome diversity” means and if you want it, or not.
  • How fecal transplant eliminated disease in some patients and increased it in others.
  • How pathogenic gut infections, even C. diff, is more an issue of loss of “balance” of a healthy biome rather than the virulence of that particular microbe.
  • The role of gut biome health and Covid.
  • Risk vs. benefit of scientific medical research.
  • Early intervention Covid protocols, and more.

You will also learn some of the best and easiest “probiotic foods” to consume such as umeboshi plum paste, and where to get it.

May 19, 2021

The world is in a mess. Of course, life on this planet earth has mostly been a chaotic entanglement of grace, grit and trauma for eons.

Do you ever wonder:

  • How to face the chaos without killing yourself before your time?
  • How to have an enjoyable and successful life no matter what?
  • How do others who have faced unbelievable cruelty and violence, come out better than ever and with many rupees in the bank?

This show is an amazing story of how to succeed after life-changing setbacks.

Joshua Greene

Dr. Berkson interviews long time meditator, Joshua Greene. You hear the “calm” and “stability” in Joshua’s voice. Joshua is a biographer. Stories of people’s lives hold so much for our own.

In his latest book, UNSTOPPABLE: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend  Joshua clearly describes how someone under incredible duress, can put it behind them while exploding successfully forward.

During this captivating interview, Joshua and Dr. B discover they have some of the same dear friends and have walked in each other’s moccasins. And, neither of them knew this before this chat!

This conversation will offer you lessons for morphing angst into calm and success.

You will feel so much better for having heard this conversation!

UNSTOPPABLE: Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend  

May 10, 2021

Age is just a number and mine is unlisted!

We are judged by our age. Recently, science has shown that those that “feel younger” longer have less inflammation, cognitive decline, severe diseases and achieve longer lives.

In This Show

Listen in to learn from the first lady of nutrition, Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman, all about the specific anti-aging steps in her latest book, Radical Longevity.

  • How and why to take Vitamin C to bowel tolerance
  • How immunity is everything and what proline and lysine have to do with it.
  • The vitamin C – collagen “face lift”.
  • Why you don’t want to eat AGE’s and which foods are high and how in AGE’s
  • How to marinate food to avoid/lower AGEs
  • How to stop toxic overload to maintain healthier transit time and you “migrating motor complex”
  • How and why to free up fascia
  • How to activate cellular rejuvenation with specific nutrients
  • About the mind gut link as most neurotransmitters are made in the gut
  • How and why macadamia nut oil is worth a few more dollars
  • Which soluble fiber?
  • and The emerging use of “lipid- based B1” for cognition and neurodegeneration

You also get to hear what Dr. Ann eats throughout her day, along with a few recipes!

Join in the fun between two long-time colleagues and friends!


Radical Longevity: The Powerful Plan to Sharpen Your Brain, Strengthen Your Body, and Reverse the Symptoms of Aging

May 4, 2021

Dr. Hooman Noorchashm

Physician-scientist Dr. Hooman Noorchashm is an advocate for patient safety, ethics and women’s health. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and has taught and practiced medicine for nearly two decades. When his wife, also a doctor, Dr. Amy Reed, tragically (and needlessly) passed away from complications of an FDA approved gynecologist procedure that is still in essence performed today, Dr. Noorchashm began his new incarnation of patient advocacy of do no harm.

Dr. Noorchashm now brings this perspective to why some people may have adverse effects from the vaccine. And how this might translate into who should or should not get the vaccine. As well as how we might test this ourselves.

Faculty appointments for Dr. Noorchashm's include positions at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Philadelphia VA Hospital.

In addition to peer-reviewed publications, he has authored medical book chapters and has lectured at several annual medical meetings and conferences.

In 2017, Dr. Noorchashm founded the American Patient Defense Union, Inc. which he describes as “a union of, by and for patients — capable of providing adequately powered liability signals to the corporate healthcare establishment so that it can improve and evolve.”

In this show you will learn:

  • Dr. Noorchashm’s theory of why vaccine complications might be happening.
  • How you can test yourself.
  • Dr. Noorchashm’s points and discussion of how everyone should be screened before getting the vaccine.
  • About early intervention.
  • and Why biopsying fibroids before removal makes sense.

Faculty appointments for Dr. Noorchashm's include positions at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Philadelphia VA Hospital.

In addition to peer-reviewed publications, he has authored medical book chapters and has lectured at several annual medical meetings and conferences.

In 2017, Dr. Noorchashm founded the American Patient Defense Union, Inc. which he describes as “a union of, by and for patients — capable of providing adequately powered liability signals to the corporate healthcare establishment so that it can improve and evolve.”


American Patient Defense Union

Apr 26, 2021

Dr. Peter A. McCullough

Dr. Peter McCullough is a practicing internist and cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at Texas A & M College of Medicine. Dr. McCullough has broadly published on a range of topics in medicine with > 1000 publications and > 600 citations in the National Library of Medicine.

He testified in front of the Texas State Senate in March of 2021 that our battle against the pandemic is missing “early intervention”. On November 19, 2020, Dr. McCullough also testified in the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs concerning early ambulatory treatment of high-risk patients with COVID-19.

Dr. Peter McCullough has become an expert on Covid-19. He believes that Covid is treatable with a combination of medications, especially if those medications are started early while the disease is still mild. He shares what can we do at home (along with a smart doctor’s help) to avoid ending up in the ER or ICU. In our conversation you will hear the protocol details that diverse doctors around the world are successfully using.

Dr. McCullough feels that there have been “world-wide” blunders in how Covid has been addressed by governments around the globe.

In this show you will learn:

  • Who are the best candidates for the vaccine?
  • Who may not be safe candidates for the vaccine?
  • What combination of medications help Covid at what stages of the illness and info your doctors should know about.
  • About retracted papers on hydroxychloroquine and why the previously prestigious Lancet has lost some of its prestige.
  • About randomized trials on Ivermectin but issues with the ones the WHO held as highest.
  • What nutrients are helpful, though not curative, a list you need to know!
  • The controversy of “durable antibodies”.
  • Who is really guilty of “flawed thinking” and who is not?

And more!


Dr. Peter McCullough

Association of American Physicians and Surgeons

A Guide to Home-Based Covid Treatment

Physicians/Facilities Offering Early Treatment

Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance

Dr. Berkson's Ivermectin Resource Page

Apr 12, 2021

Robb Wolf is a former research biochemist and two time New York Times best selling author of The Paleo Solution and Wired To Eat.  Robb has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world via his top ranked iTunes podcast, books and seminars.

Robb also was a review editor for the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism and as a consultant for the Naval Special Warfare Resiliency program.

In this show you will learn:

  • What is the Paleo diet?
  • What does Robb Wolf eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Is rice allowed?
  • Why, according to this philosophy, are legumes and grains foods to be consumed “carefully”.
  • What about the carnivore diet?

You also hear a discussion the possible role of food in the violence we are seeing in the US today, and more!


Apr 5, 2021

Screen time and prolonged exposure to unhealthy blue light has skyrocketed over the past year as we’ve all been stuck inside during the pandemic. We’ve developed new habits that aren’t likely to change as we get back to our older lives.

So, how can we protect our eyes against blue light exposure and the growing risk of macular degeneration?

In this show you learn the top 4 answers:

  1. Proper nutrition
  2. Supplementation
  3. Blue blocking glasses, and
  4. Screen filters

You will learn:

  • Which spectrum of light is most damaging to your eyes?
  • How to pick the best protective blue light glasses from the worst.
  • How to know if the blue-blocking glasses are working.
  • About a medical food that has the highest level of protective eye pigments and nutrients of anything on the market (link to Lumega-Z is below).
  • Which nutraceutical is the only one to have all three pigments. Link is below. 

Too many ophthalmologists and optometrists leave “nutrition” and “life-style” out of their conversations with patients.

Too much health care is reactive. Most people don’t think of their eyes till they face an emergency.

Dr. Rani wants you and your loved ones to start protecting their eye future, now.

Guest Links

Dr. Rani offers a free webinar and an online training course that might be of interest to you.

  • The Macular Degeneration Masterclass is a FREE one-hour webinar offered every Wednesday at 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT and gives listeners 3 critical things to know to prevent vision loss.
  • Eat Right For Your Sight...And Beyond will teach your listeners the science-backed, eye-healthy nutritional and lifestyle strategies to protect and preserve eyesight through 4 comprehensive weekly modules.

Additional Links

Mar 29, 2021

In this show you hear two old friends and colleagues talk about the early beginnings of functional medicine. And the nutraceutical industry.

In this show you will learn:

  • How and why, Jonathan Rothchild decided to open up one of the first nutraceutical companies. And why cater to ultra-sensitive person and unique needs.
  • Fat soluble thiamin, why it is so helpful with cognitive issues.
  • Time-release niacin and its role in keeping lipids safe.

You will want to buy only organic citrus at the moment. Why?

Two hormone-disrupting fungicides “imazalil” and “thiabendazole were detected on nearly 90 percent of non-organic citrus fruit samples in tests commissioned by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).  Both chemicals are linked to higher incidences of childhood cancers.

The highest levels of imazalil and thiabendazole were found on mandarins, including clementine’s, followed by oranges and then grapefruit.

You will want to mainly eat organic kale. Why? Inorganic kale has now been put third on the list of the EWG’s dirty dozen worst polluting foods.

Ecological Formulas offers a large line of products, including Authia, the company’s transdermal cream that delivers Vitamin B1 and B12 directly into the bloodstream.

Ecological Formulas also offers Vitamin C in a cream for those who are unable to take supplements orally.



Ecological Formulas (888) 933-2759

Environmental Working Group

Mar 22, 2021

Dr. Austin Perlmutter is an internist and co-author of the NY Times Bestselling book: Brain Wash:Detox Your Mind for Clearer Thinking, Deeper Relationships, and Lasting Happiness.

Dr. Perlmutter is a unique doctor that teaches tools to become more mindful in today’s mind-boggling times.

In this show you will hear a fascinating conversation addressing:

  • Why so many people are so quick to take offense?
  • How our “moment to moment” choices influence our reactions to our “is-ness”.
  • What are we getting wrong when it comes to making better choices. 
  • How can we get ahead of bad decisions?
  • What is the role of diet in our thinking? And reacting?
  • How the gut microbiome influences how we see our world?
  • The relationship between mood disorders and our choices. 

Dr. Perlmutter is a word-smith. This show is an enlightening, almost poetic – yet science-based — conversation about the ‘cultural angst’ unfolding today.

You will learn exact steps for rising above the anger and despair. You will learn specific tools to help you find healthier emotional footings. All based on peer-review literature. Put together in a user-friendly manual manner.

Take a look at Dr. Perlmutter's book, Brain Wash, here.   

Mar 17, 2021

In this show you will learn:

  • Variants of highest concern are infectious, virulent, and evade human immune surveillance.
  • The more people that get Covid, the more we are exposed to new variants.
  • The UK variant, called the “Kent Variant” is more infectious and more virulent and may be a hide-and-seek new “strain” that can make more numbers of people ill, with increasing fatality rates, too.
  • Not everyone has access to” functional interventions”, or doctors to order them (like Ivermectin, nutrients and even nebulized glutathione) so… we need a variety of protective actions.
  • Many states are relaxing mitigation strategies, which is not the best approach right now because "we may be facing our biggest challenge yet" with the UK variant. And… perhaps… more scariant, variants to come.

Vaccines are not the only answer. But they not only boost antibody production, they also educate your B and T cells to be able to address new mutations.

If the antibody production didn’t work, the memory in your immune system is great “back-up”.

Scientifically this means: Vaccines produce two measurable responses (aside from clinical outcome) -- neutralizing antibody titers plus t-cell reactivity.

What is clear is that the longer millions of people are infected, the more mutations there will be. We refer to some of these mutations as scariant, as they are becoming more virulent on a variety of levels and already we are closing in on 550,000 Americans having died from Covid. At the same time learning that certain states have “under-count” these cases.

While we wait for new vaccine supplies, experts suggest we should consider alternative vaccination plans: Get more people vaccinated, including delaying the second dose to 6-8 weeks after the first; giving a single dose to people with prior COVID-19 infection; and giving a half-dose of the Moderna vaccine.

We need to get up on what else is helpful that we can do in our own homes.

Science is building a great case that Vitamin D blood levels effect your COVID outcomes. Vitamin D levels over 30 ng/mL are linked to less severe cases of COVID while blood levels under 12 ng/mL are linked to higher risk of ending up in the ICU and intubated.

Take Vitamin D. Know your level. Work with your savvy practitioner on this if you need to.

Avoid high-fructose corn syrup. It inactivates vitamin D even if you supplement or hang out in the sun.

Eat well. Rest well. Take protective nutrients that we have discussed in other shows (such as zinc, melatonin, Vitamin A, N-acetylcysteine, resveratrol) and more.

Vaccines are only part of the way to stop this pandemic, which is presently 5 times more fatal than the flu. But this is the statistical virulence and fatality rate of the original mutations, not the newer more scariant ones.

Mar 8, 2021

In this show you will learn:

  • How much alcohol consumption is safe (especially after age 40).
  • Asthmatics get a leg up with COVID.
  • Urinary Tract Infections to-do’s and not to-do’s.
  • Issues with plastic toys and cancer in your kids.

We also discuss the frustrations and fears that the pandemic has uncovered. We share
Jeff Foster’s “The Exquisite Risk of Being Human”.

You will also learn what brain derived neurotrophic factors are, how they relate to anti-depressants, and how hormones like estrogen and progesterone play a role in “neurotrophins”.

Feb 26, 2021

Dr. Galland is a pioneer in studying the impact of intestinal microbes (the gut microbiome) and overall health, especially with excessive gut wall permeability (“leaky gut”).

A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Galland is board-certified in internal medicine listed in the Leading Physicians of the World and America’s Top Doctors.

In this show, Dr Galland explains what types of dysbiosis may lead to increased vulnerabilities of getting COVID-19. And, conversely, how Covid might adversely affect the gut microbiome.

Dr. Galland explains and names, which nutraceuticals and probiotics may protect against getting COVID and may reduce severity of cases once you contract it..

Dr. Galland discusses specific “nasal sprays” that are being investigated and can be prescribed and compounded by compounding pharmacists. These prevent infection and may be used by people who need to continue to work jobs of high exposure such as teachers, students and those like Dr. Berkson that have to continue to travel. They are safe even for children.

Dr. Galland gives the exact formula for a mouth wash you can make at home to help if you get infected.

In this show you hear an in-depth discussion on how Covid gets into the body, what molecules the protein uses to adhere to ACE receptors, and how “heparin” may be a key in protection from kids to adults.

Heparin is inexpensive, safe and a “heparin nasal spray” is coming commercially within a year, being researched by the University of Massachusetts. In this show you are guided as to where you can get the specific formula (for free) to your physician to get a script if they agree to it.

You also hear an in-depth, scientific discussion on vaccines.

Learn which companies are making the vaccines available for no profit to themselves, what are the differences between the companies, and who is acting in greedy ways and how.

This is a “must-hear” and “must-not miss” show.

Please, pass this show on to help others and our planet as well.




Go to for the FREE Covid guide (contains the script for your doctor to order the heparin nasal spray) and Covid and Microbiome Guide (to find out which probiotics and gut tests to order).

Link to FREE Covid blog Dr. Berkson wrote in April, published as main article in Townsend Letter In June 2020, second half recommends nutrients and citations. Prophylaxis and in Acute Condition.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 10