Dr. Berkson's Best Health Radio Podcast

Dr. Devaki Lindsey Berkson shares decades of experience as a hormone and nutrition specialist to help you live a healthier, happier life. Disclaimer: The entire contents of these podcasts are based upon the opinions of Dr. DL Berkson, unless otherwise noted. Individual discussions are based upon the opinions of the respective individuals, based on their research, experience and communities. The information on this podcast or any related websites are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice from practitioners that know your personal medical situation. All material is educational and is intended only as a sharing of knowledge and information from the research and experience of Dr. Berkson and her community. Dr. Berkson encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, you must consult with your health care professional before using protocols or products based on any of this content.
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Nov 4, 2019

Your vision is priceless. You will learn—in this amazing and magical dialogue—how to preserve, restore and protect your vision, from one of the world’s top eye specialists.

Dr. Rani is the founder of Envision Health NYC, a private practice based in New York City. She is an award-winning Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and also serves as principal investigator for 5 multi-centered clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr. Banik is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Exam Development Committee and helps to set the standards for board certification in her field.

Dr. Rani’s severe migraines, that no specialist could help, were finally “fixed” by nutrition. Thus, Dr. Rani now adds nutrition, and even essential oils, to her high-powered ophthalmologic practice.

In this show you will learn:

  • What is Ophthalmology versus Neuro-Ophthalmology?
  • What medical eye food is the most inclusive at this present time and how to get a prescription.
  • The use of essential oils for various eye conditions.
  • Which plant pigments protect which parts of the eye.
  • What are the best foods to protect our eyes.
  • What is blue-light and which is the largest source?
  • Which screens work the best to block out blue-light and how to purchase them.
  • Which supplements best protect our eyes.
  • How and when to start preventing macular degeneration.
  • What causes and eliminates dry eyes?
  • Do glaucoma patients have a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

And more!

Lumega-Z Details and Links

Prescription Eye Medical Food (one of the most complete formulas presently and also "possibly" covered by Medicare): Lumega-Z It contains: lutein, zeaxanthin, and meso-xanthin, and also has astaxanthin in low concentration.
It's also been studied recently in glaucoma patients and shown to have benefit!

Guest Resources & Links

Dr. Rani’s social media:

Private Facebook groups:

EnVision Health

Eye on Migraine

Instagram: @dr.ranibanik

YouTube Channel Rudrani Banik, M.D.

Also, if anyone is interested in more migraine information, there are Migraine Resources page on Dr. Rani’s website which has 2 videos, supplements and essential oils she recommends, FL-41 tinted glasses, and a screen filter app for light sensitivity.

Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Gaby is known as the “Father of Medical Nutrition”. His life’s work is the huge reference book: Nutritional Medicine, now in its second edition. This is a “must-have” reference with over 16,000 scientific citations on nutritional therapies. This book was written for healthcare practitioners but has also been extremely well received by the average person who wants to know what nutritional options are available for over 400 health conditions (even when most doctors don’t know about them).


In this show you will learn:

  • Is D a vitamin or a hormone?
  • How sunlight, skin, liver and kidneys are involved.
  • Blood tests for vitamin D are unreliable.
  • Dangers of taking too much vitamin D.
  • How much vitamin D is “too” much?
  • Optimal levels of vitamin D supplementation.
  • Vitamin D in relation to pre-diabetes and cancer.
  • How vitamin D “activates” a symphony of hormones inside the body.
  • The large vitamin D-complex (similar to mixed-tocopherol E’s vs. d-alpha tocopherol)
  • Fraud in nutritional literature and why it’s scary and relevant and where it’s coming from.
  • Open-access publications vs. peer-review publications.


Dr. Gaby and Dr. Berkson have been life-long friends and colleagues, so you listen and learn while being entertained and enjoying a bit of their back-story.


Link to Dr. Gaby’s book:

Oct 21, 2019

Palmer Kippola is a Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach who specializes in helping people reverse and prevent autoimmune conditions. She developed a framework called F.I.G.H.T.S.™ to help others beat autoimmune conditions based on her 26-year battle to overcome MS (multiple sclerosis).

She reversed her MS 10 years ago. She wrote her own story and that of 12 physicians who also beat their autoimmune diseases, inside her new best-selling book: “Beat Autoimmune: The 6 Keys to Reverse Your Condition and Reclaim Your Health” with a foreword by New York Times best-selling functional medical doctor: Mark Hyman, MD.

In this show you will learn:

  • Autoimmune disease used to be rare but is becoming more common.
  • There is a growing list of autoimmune diseases such as MS, RA, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Lupus and more
  • Specific strategies—such as identifying your individual triggers— can make it rare once again.
  • Stress must be face and calmed.
  • Trigger foods like gluten must be avoided.
  • Palmer shares the specific Cyrex array test to discover when you are no longer attacking your own “myelin sheath” (protective covering of nerves that gets damaged by MS).
  • A 3-part Spore program to repair gut hyperpermeability.
  • The “Three-some” taught at A4M to deal with autoimmunity.
  • Steps to improving your diet and the need for measuring blood levels of TMAO.
  • And more!


Buy Beat Autoimmune here:


Beat Autoimmune web site:


Download your free Optimal Food Guide @

Private FB group:

  • com/transcendautoimmune
Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Berkson – an hour medley show updating you on widespread health information from your gut to your kidneys to allergies.

In this show you will learn: 

  • The link between the “Keto diet” and gut wall health.
  • Spores, the new way to heal gut wall and overall gut health.
  • What nutrient helps you break-through a weight loss “plateau”.
  • Foods that increase the “satiety” hormone—leptin.
  • Exactly much fish oil to avoid if you are on blood thinners.
  • The mechanism by which artificial sweeteners contribute to underactive thyroid disease.
  • How stress dings your gut wall and how the “love hormone” oxytocin combats this.
  • What the stress hormone “cortisol” has to do with causing and treating allergies.
  • How to protect your kidneys when taking blood pressure medications and aspirin.
  • How shift workers are prone to inflammation, the “melatonin-gut link”.
  • If you are going to have to do radiation therapies, learn how to protect your gut to protect against complications.
Oct 1, 2019

This show has a lot of dynamic information for men!

Dr. Carragher is Board Certified in Family Medicine with advanced certification in Age Management Medicine and specializes in men’s hormones. Dr. Mike has been practicing in the Los Angeles for the past 10 years.

Dr. Mike's training is rooted in science. He received his training at New York University, Rutgers University, Yale University and Western University of Health Sciences. Thus, Dr. Mike’s hormone work is solidly based in science.

In this show, you will learn why there are so many frustrating ways that men miss out on science-based “optimal” hormone testing and treating.

Topics Include:

  • The in’s, out’s and pitfalls of testing hormones in males.
  • The low “T” epidemic - fact or fiction?
  • What else needs to be run in your blood work?
  • When to use HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) vs. Testosterone (T) and why.
  • How Dr. Mike feels about aromatase inhibitors, the good and the bad.
  • The role of pollution as part of the male hormone problem and solution.

And so much more,

Listen in and Learn!

Want to know more about Dr. Mike?


Sep 24, 2019

Injuries, Lymphedema & Tamoxifen with Dr. Berkson

In this show you will learn:

  • Sometimes it’s good to assist in your own healing and not treat yourself like a China teacup. Injury reframe!
  • What’s lymphedema?
  • Some possible causes and symptoms.
  • The lymph system has “tight junctions” that can “leak”.
  • The role of estrogen signaling and iodine in lymphatic flow, lymphatic tight junctions,  and lymphatic health.
  • Possible tamoxifen complications in lymphedema.
  • A flavonoid that may help with lymphedema along with a light-weight program.

Supportive nutrients: Vitamin B2 100 mg and B3 500 mg twice a day can potentially help cells use iodine better (enhance bioavailability). These nutrients are co-factors in the NADPH oxidase pathway.

Sep 18, 2019

Susan Bratton is an advocate and champion of all who desire passionate intimacy. She is a best-selling author of 34 books and multiple online programs that teach passionate lovemaking, bedroom communication skills and restorative sexual wellness techniques. In addition, Susan frequently trains PhD’s in intimacy and sexual behavior.


Just a few of the sizzling things you will learn in this interview:


  • The best lubes; ditch the AstroGlide.
  • How there are over 10 types of orgasms and how to practice some of them.
  • The difference between estrogen and testosterone in the bedroom.
  • That “Old farts want orgasms!”
  • How our toxic planet is adversely effecting marriage.


This show explains how to achieve the true Vitamin C - Connection!


Guest Resources & Links

Check out Susan’s summit:

You can also enjoy more of Susan’s work at:


YouTube channel: Better Lover





Sep 9, 2019

In this show you will learn how Google is driving traffic “away” from functional medicine sites, like driving large amounts of cyber traffic away from the famous health advocate site named

Google especially drives traffic away from sites that are anti-vaccine, supportive of alternative cancer care, and discuss alternative medicine treatments.

Thus, natural answers will be harder to find on Google. Try other sites such as – the search engine that will plant a tree for every 100 searches!

This all first began when Monsanto hired Google to help drive traffic in the direction they wanted when Monsanto had their first huge glyphosate court battle (which they lost).

Google’s not only coupled with a big Chemical company; it’s doing the same with Big Pharma.

Google’s parent company Alphabet has launched strategic alliances with major pharmaceutical companies such as Novartis, Sanofi, Otsuka and Pfizer. They state it’s to spur drug development and to make “changes” in health care delivery.

It seems that part of this is trying to minimized the functional medicine space, the major competitor of big chem and pharma companies. They state it’s to protect the public. What do you think?

In American we have personal freedom of rights, but these do not apply to private companies in this realm. They do have the right to do this. But we need to know so we can adjust our efforts to get the solutions we are looking for.

In this show you will also hear updates on:

  • San Francisco and vaping.
  • Nitroglycerin patches for bug and spider bites.
  • Why you should ditch most commercial mouth washes.
  • Why Cornell blames the consistent marriage rate decline on a “lack of economically-attractive men”.
  • The pitfalls of taking too much vitamin D and at what level.
  • How some breast cancer treatments put breast cancer cells into “sleep mode” and what this means about making “remission” your “mission”.
  • Nature’s intention to sync mother and child’s brain waves, what threatens this and how to reinstate mutual brain harmony.
Aug 26, 2019

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 (that 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 also discussed his very effective and rapid-acting treatment for severe PTSD, that he is using in our returning soldiers.


This show is a powerhouse of amazing information.


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


To reach Jim or to listen to some of his talks visit pharmacy's website:

Aug 1, 2019

Dr. Gordon Pedersen is one of the world’s experts on the health benefits of silver. Dr. Pedersen is board certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, has a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, Ph.D. degrees in Immunology and Medical Biology and performed his cardiology internship under Jonas Salk, the medical researcher who discovered the polio vaccine. 


In this show you will learn the “ins” and “outs” of which silver is best for healing and how to apply silver for various conditions. For example, you will learn how and why silver nasal spray protects your nasal biomes, and thus your downstream small intestine and large intestine microbiomes.


You will discover:

  • Alkaline vs. acidic silver.
  • How silver is so healing it has put 100% of African children with malaria into remission, in several randomized trails, yet… still doesn’t require a prescription!
  • The history of silver as a healing metal, even used in some food products in countries like India.
  • The difference between structured silver and colloidal silver?
  • Silver and your pets.
  • Silver medically versus jewelry.
  • How structured silver destroys “bad” but not “good” bacteria.
  • And more!


Go to: My Doctor Suggests web site. For ONLY two weeks after this show airs, you can get any book of your choice on this site for FREE.


Silver products designed by Dr. Pedersen are available in lozenges, sprays, soaps, liquids, gels and more.

Jul 23, 2019

In this show you will learn how to stop your failing struggle with weight.  

Michelle Melendez's new book, End Dieting Hell: How to find peace with your body and lose weight is not another diet book!

With over ten-years of experience as a weight loss specialist, Michelle shares insights most trainers and even bariatric doctors (weight loss docs) don't know. 

Michelle put together a fascinating theory and been working with hundreds of women in her famous and effective Women Being Fit programs based on her new theories.

Michelle’s brand-new lose weight and keep it off program details:

  • Your cells literally get “addicted” to your weight loss struggle.
  • Your cells (fat and nervous cells) get “off” on the “sensation” of struggle: keeping you caught repeating the struggle over and over again.
  • Your subconscious is running your struggle and sabotages your efforts.
  • Michelle’s program (which she runs in the gorgeous state of Hawaii rather than the state of denial, ha!) teaches you how to retrain your fat cells and neurology to work “with” you rather than “against” you.
  • A big part of keeping weight off, is finding inner emotional “peace”.
  • In Michelle’s program and new book, you learn EXACT steps to achieve inner peace and FINALLY get your body to stop its fat struggle addiction.

Here is the Amazon link: End Dieting Hell: How to find peace with your body and lose weight 


Michelle Melendez

Þ  Author - End Dieting Hell!

Þ  Fitness Expert Since 1996

Þ  1.866.339.4438





Jul 15, 2019


Hormones Are Under Attack, Dr. Berkson’s Interview with Dr. Daved Rosensweet. 

Daved Rosensweet MD has been specializing in bioidentical hormone therapies for decades. Dr. Rosensweet has developed his own training program (, patented hormone bases, and now this.


Dr. Rosensweet just came back from Washington D.C, where he testified in front of the National  Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) to try to protect our rights and abilities to have access to safe and individualized hormones. Meaning: compounded bioidentical hormone replacement therapies (BHRT). The battle is on for who gets the money from women getting hormones. Pharmaceutical manufacturers continually try to be the main influencer of the FDA; trying to keep women on patentable (non- individualized) hormones, versus compounded bioidentical hormones by compounding pharmacies in response to doctor’s individualize scripts.

Our monumental efforts are called for right now!

NASEM, has been tasked and funded by the FDA to organize a Committee on the Clinical Utility of Treating Patients with Compounded “Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.” To date there have been three meetings of testimonies of "stakeholders and experts" to the Committee. Recently surveys have been sent out to the public and practitioners for their opinions (see link to survey below).


Between the three meetings the majority of time was given to testimonies “negative” to bioidentical hormones. In contrast, about 1 hour and 35 minutes were on the “pro” side, supporting bioidentical hormones. 


As far as can be discerned from the biographies of the 12 Committee members of MDs and PhDs, none have treated women or men with Bioidentical Hormones.

One Committee member after the meeting had drawn to a close, approached one of the compounding pharmacist experts and said "there is no way we will tell the FDA to back what you do, however, I am interested in you treating me for menopause as this makes sense to me."


You can hear Dr. Rosensweet’s testimony (only allowed 5 minutes) and Q & A at these links:

Q & A:



To maintain male and female rights to get bioidentical hormones:

  1. Forward this email to all of your friends and family who may be impacted by lack of access to BHRT and ask them to complete the survey also

  2. Take the Survey! Copy and paste the link below into your browser to take the survey to let them know that you want to keep your access. You can only click on this once. You can’t open it and then go back. It’s 10 short questions that will take one to two minutes. NOTE: you may have to try a couple of times, this link seems to be glitchy (copy/paste seems to work better which is why we didn't make the link clickable here)


So, please complete this short National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) survey today by clicking the ‘Consumer’ link above. 

  • Our deadline is July 19th only 4 days away!
  • Let them know how BHRT has improved your health and quality of life. 


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Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Berkson discusses coming back from lecturing in Canada, daikon radish escapades with customs, security, dating and oxytocin.

In this show you learn about oxytocin’s global clinical applications, oxytocin receptor locations, delivery mode options, critical co-factors, and other specific nuances that play direct but often unappreciated role in how oxytocin helps your body function optimally.

A big focus is on liquid oxytocin mixed with a muco-adherent liquid for application in esophageal diseases from severe reflux to the pre-cancerous condition, Barrett’s esophagus.

Dr. Berkson answers a fan’s question as to why you might be taking oxytocin replacement and not getting the benefits you desire, and what to do about it. You also will hear about a possible new pilot trial on oxytocin’s application for esophageal disease.

Join Dr. Berkson for  this fun, useful and heart-felt show!

Jul 7, 2019

In this show you will learn about metabolic medicine, functional compounding pharmaceutical medicine, and an upcoming retreat on oxytocin with Dr. Berkson, Dr. Clack and Dr. Barker in Costa Rica in September 2019.

As humans, we are called to find our own space, and then fill it up.

In this retreat these conversations gets you started.

The Costa Rica conference is called

Without a name. 

Meaning, find your own name, find your own purpose, find your own place and may all that be in-syn-ness with life and community.

For a week we will connect with each other on mind, body, spirit and science levels, and boost each other’s oxytocin. 

Oxytocin is the hormone of connection. We will be connecting with each other as well as with the beauty and nature of Costa Rica.

Want to come hang in an intimate beach front time with experts on everything oxytocin by optimizing your oxytocin?

A once in a life time experience to get real, exhale, learn and enjoy!

Go here: 

Jul 1, 2019

Knowledge is power. Join Dr. Berkson's interview with KATHERINE EBAN, an investigative journalist, Fortune magazine contributor, Andrew Carnegie fellow, and New York Time’s best-selling author of Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom and expand your knowledge base.

Ms. Eban is known and respected for lecturing on pharmaceutical counterfeiting and pharmaceutical integrity, or lack of it. And… now… generic medications.

In this illuminating and must-hear show you will learn:

  • What are generic drugs and what are the concerns with them.
  • Where you can go to figure out the deep dive on your own generic meds.
  • How is the FDA letting us down and what are the conflicts of interest?
  • 80% of our generics are made overseas, mostly in India and China, who often have very serious issues with their chemical plants, contaminants and other complications.
  • The U.S. makes almost none of its own antibiotics anymore. 
  • Examples of fraud committed by generic-drug makers at manufacturing plants in India and China include: forging of documents and data to prove that generic drugs are equivalent to brand-name drugs, when they’re not; altering of test parameters so that formulations with higher impurities can be approved; superimposing brand-name test results onto generic results in applications to regulators.
  • Overseas drug companies take extreme measures to evade FDA scrutiny.  
  • At one major U.S. hospital center, transplant surgeons found that their patients suffered organ rejection after taking an immunosuppressant medication made by an Indian generic drug company. 
  • Poor-quality generic drugs are feeding the epidemic of drug resistance around the world.


Jun 20, 2019

In this show you will learn:

How iconic female writers and directors get treated in Hollywood or shall we say Shallow-wood?

Sally Wainwright is an English television writer, producer, and director from Yorkshire. Ms. Wainwright has single-handedly revitalized British TV and won many prestigious awards.  After wide European recognition, she journeyed to Hollywood to see how Yankees would receive her and collaborate with her talent. This turned out not to be the case. What is happening to American culture?

If you are a woman and under 34 and not stick thin… watch out. You are not valued as much. In this show we discuss what to do about this!

You will also learn about the Washington State University study, published in the Building and Environment Journal, that found “surprisingly high” levels of pollutants including formaldehyde and mercury detected inside energy efficient modern homes, with harmful pollutants spiking at certain times of the day as temperatures rose.

Indoor air pollution used to be thought to be static. With California’s CARB2 regulatory actions, we thought we were safer. But air tight homes are becoming air tight boxes filled with cancer-causing substances.

In this show you will also discover steps to shop for healthier materials or protect yourself from potentially  harmful materials already filling your air.

People think of air pollution as an outdoor problem, but home is where much of our pollution is. This is bad news. But the good news is, it’s your home and you can do many protective things about it.

You will also learn:

  • About alternative home care.
  • Pyrethroids, the chrysanthemum bug scam.
  • And more!
Jun 13, 2019

Power packed one-hour show with Dr. Berkson.

In this show you will learn:

  • The controversies and science of leaky gut.
  • Which conditions are definitively linked, and which are possibly linked?
  • Nutrients and hormones that heal.
  • Tight junctions and adhesive proteins.
  • Protein that disassembles: zonulin.
  • Endurance exercise, NSAIDs and pregnancy and leaky gut.


Food has been in the scientific journals this week, so you will hear about:

  • Mediterranean-Style diet and its effects on brain cortical thickness.
  • Foods linked to increased risk of cancers and foods that are protective
  • White vs. Red meat vs. plant-based foods’ effects on cholesterol.
  • Ultra-processed foods, what they are and how two to four/day are linked to earlier death
  • How posture impacts taste buds and portion control and even cortisol.
May 24, 2019


A mind is like a parachute. It works best when open. But what if your mind is closing down?

This show is about cognitive decline, one of the worst cases being Alzheimer’s disease, with an interview of the scientist and medical neurologist who is successfully reversing and preventing this brain disease and keeping parachutes open.

In this extraordinary show you will hear from a doctor who has published 226 peer review articles on the brain and dementia:

  • What are the 5 sub-types of Alzheimer’s disease?
  • Why do most Alzheimer meds fail?
  • How 1500 doctors trained in Bredesen’s techniques are reversing Alzheimer’s (and related cognitive decline diseases) within 2 to 6 months in mild and moderate cases.
  • How amyloid is the brain’s effort to protect itself and what you need to figure out is what is attacking the brain.
  • What is true brain plasticity and how to build it.
  • What “builds” brain and what “breaks” brain and how to live, eat and track your brain health to keep it healthier.
  • Why taking a “cognoscopy” is as important as a “colonoscopy” and how and where you can do this yourself and track your mentation.
  • How Ayurveda play’s into Dr. Bredesen's dementia theories.
  • How hormones play a role.
  • How metals and toluene are brain toxins.
  • Which specific fungi and bacteria are brain “breaking”?
  • Where to purchase your own ketone monitor.
  • How exactly does the ApoE4 gene make your more susceptible to Alzheimer’s and what can you do about it?
  • How to buy a book that summarizes all these steps.

Guest Resources & Links


Book on Amazon: The End of Alzheimer's.

Recent Study:

Social Media Apollo Health:

May 17, 2019

This show deals with the lack of authenticity in humanity throughout time and up to today, especially in medicine, hormones and even peer review science.

Listen and learn how doctor’s voting down FDA back of bioidentical hormones often choose bioidentical hormones for themselves. Why? They are safer and more effective. Their claim. No peer review trials. Are there any peer review trials on the synthetic hormones now available? No. The only randomized trial on hormones (Prempro – horse urine along with MPA) were prematurely stopped as the synthetic progestins causes issues.

You will learn about science and what the ex-editor (for two decades)  of the most prestigious scientific journal in the world today (New England Journal of Medicine) has to say about trusting science and many physicians.

You will also hear:

  • About the role of satiety hormones and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • About oxytocin and couple’s alcohol counseling.
  • The role of the gut and Parkinson’s disease especially constipation and appendix removal.
  • How women deal with stress differently than males and that stress hormones is women boost hunger hormone (ghrelin) which then can damage eggs sitting in reserve in the ovaries.
  • What Dr. David Hawkin (functional psychiatrist turned metaphysical teacher) has to say about how the masses can be so easily controlled.


Dr. Berkson shares in her somewhat poetic voice, why authenticity is so elusive (it has been this way since the beginning of mankind).

Discover how you might develop authenticity in yourself and why you would want to do so. Learn how to better tell if others are “for” you or “against” you.

In the world there have always been the “few” trying to control the “many”. But today many are trying to get our attention, money and respect. Learning how to be more authentic and discern authenticity in others, or lack of, are great tools.  You will gain some of these assets by the end of this marvelous show. 

May 3, 2019

In this show you will learn:

  • Eating less and moving more aren’t working, in 2019, to lose weight.
  • Partially because of obesogens
  • Exactly what these are.
  • How they are contributing to the ever growing obesity epidemic.
  • How chemicals can make our fat cells nasty, unfair and non-responsive to life style changes.
  • How obesogens are “transgenerational” (passed on to your offspring).
  • How weight-inducing chemicals are ubiquitous.
  • That obesogens lurk in food, furniture, plastic products and other surprising places.

In his new book, THE OBESOGEN EFFECT, Dr. Bruce Blumberg describes how obesogens work, where they are found, and offers a practical three-step solution for reducing exposures and setting a straight course for better health.

Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D.Professor of Developmental and Cell Biology. Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. University of California Irvine.


Apr 25, 2019

Pomegranates are as close to a miracle food as Mother Nature gets. Pomegranates protect your heart, safeguard your estrogens, “sensitize” insulin receptors better than many diabetic drugs without nasty side effects, slow down aging, and fight cancer.


Pomegranates fight against lots of bad stuff.

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anti-bad cholesterol
  • Anti-heart disease
  • Anti-kidney disease
  • Anti-cognitive disease
  • Anti-diabetic
  • Anti-obesity
  • Anti-carcinogenic


Pomegranates support a lot of good actions:

  • Pro-nitric oxide availability and levels
  • Pro-kidney health
  • Pro-blood vessel health
  • Pro-heart health
  • Pro-bone health
  • Pro-immune supportive
  • Pro-mitochondrial support
  • Pro-brain protection


In this show you will learn exactly how pomegranates protect heart health:

  • Makes APOCIII genetic glitches work better.
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Lowers Oxidized Cholesterol
  • Makes cholesterol less dangerous and less sticky.
  • Boosts enzymes that keep blood fats healthier.
  • Reduces size of plaque (atherosclerotic lesions).
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce Blood clotting
  • Increases nitric oxide
  • Treats angina

You’ll discover that allparts of pomegranates contain healthy plant compounds.

  • The reddish kernel(referred to as a pomegranate “aril”), and
  • The whitish seed corein the middle of the kernel where the distinct oiland fiber
  • Pomegranate juicecontains all of these components, though it contains more available sugars then chewing the arils whole.

Hard to conceive that pomegranates contain a one-of-a-kind omega fatty acid, omega-5 fatty acid. No other plant on earth contains this special compound. You will hear what omega-5 fatty acid does for the human body, including liver, brain, breast and prostate tissue.

It is rather stunning to realize that numerous scientific articles conclude that pomegranates are type-2 diabetics best friend. Why?  Because Punicicacid, the main ingredient of pomegranateomega-5 seed oil, is a “peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma” agonist. This means it signals insulin receptors. Yet, unlike synthetic insulin signalers, such as the diabetic family of drugs called thiazolidinedione’s, pomegranate oil has no nasty side effects.

Pomegranates also fight insulin resistance..

You will hear a discussion on pomegranates as an “Adaptogenic Food Estrogen” and how consuming pomegranates regularly effects sex steroid hormones, such as estrogen.

Pomegranates also fight cancer. The compounds in the arils fight tumors cells as well as inhibit cancer stem cells. It's cancer stem cells that cause most of cancer recurrences.

Pomegranateseed oil blocks most (90% inhibition) of proliferation of ER+ laboratory breast cancer cells (called MCF-7cells, first harvested from a nun and then cultured continually in experimental cancer labs all over the world).

Pomegranates cause 54% of cancer cell death in ER- breast cancer cells (MDA-MB-435).

Pomegranates are strikingly kidney protective and reduce both renal and heart complications in kidney patients down the road.

After this show you will know exactly what a pomegranate aril is, where to get it and how often to consume it. And you will realize the few pomegranate contraindications.

This show is jammed packed with “food as medicine” facts! Also, don’t miss Berkson Blog on pomegranates coming soon, too, at

Apr 9, 2019

Dr. Zach Bush is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in the country with expertise in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice/Palliative care. Yet, besides medical science, Dr. Bush has now focused his research and spirit toward the planet and it’s link with the human gut. Dr. Bush started out designing chemotherapy drugs and now formulates nutraceuticals that can overcome ubiquitous toxins, such as his revolutionary liquid gut product: “Restore”.

In this show you join in on a dynamic dialogue that inspires you to rethink not only how you eat and live, but also what it means to be a conscious and engaged human occupying this precious planet we all share.

Dr. Bush’s new research and nutraceuticals link macrocosm and microcosm. Listen to learn what that means. You will understand subjects like soil degeneration and regeneration and why eating “phallus” shaped tubers and beans boosts your health as much if not more than greens. You’ll also learn exactly how and why to cook your rice in a unique and easy manner.

Dr. Bush reminds us it’s time to stop messing around. Mankind is ruining the body of our planet and of ourselves. It’s now or never to get educated and to take back control of our personal well-being and that of the Mother Earth we inhabit.

Dr. Bush’s research unearthed a family of “carbon-based redox molecules” made by bacteria. Dr. Bush demonstrated that this cellular communication network functions to compensate for glyphosate, and many other dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical toxins that disrupt our body's natural defense systems. 

Dr. Bush’s science resulted in a new class of dietary supplements, including the liquid product, RESTORE. Use of this daily, according to Dr. Bush, helps reboot the microbiome and protect it from pollutants such as glyphosate, that is ubiquitous in air, food, and even in our rain. 

Get 20% off your first order of Dr. Bush's products at - enter this discount code at checkout to redeem: P9T9E62 

Learn more at:

Mar 29, 2019

Cardio and respiratory fitness has enormous impact on your heart health, and far-reaching implications for a host of other diseases and illnesses. In this show, Dr. Berkson takes a look at recent studies from Harvard and shares how exercise—and high interval intensity training (HIIT)—promotes biome diversity, helps fight cancer, and more. Your gut health isn’t determined by your food choices alone. When you “push” yourself physically, your whole being is rewarded. Learn how physical fitness impacts your gut, your heart, and your mind. And discover how to exercise to gain the most benefit. 

Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Mark Houston will take you on a journey of your heart health that will leave you spellbound.

Dr. Houston lectures for A4M, the Anti-Aging Certification Coursefor MDs. Dr. Houston has been training medical doctors in functional cardiology for over 30 years. Dr. Houston and Dr. Berkson are colleagues, lecture together, are friends, and Dr. Mark is also Dr. Lindsey’s doc!

Dr. Mark Houston is a renowned “iconic functional cardiologist”, looking deeper under the “hood” of your heart than most heart or even hypertension doctors ever would. He has been in practice for 44 years bringing together the best state-of-the-art traditional western medicine with natural medicine, functional medicine and metabolic medicine.

You’ll hear all these words defined.

You will learn how Dr. Houston’s approach integrates the whole person‚ mind, body and spirit.

You will be shocked at the in-depth manner in which he evaluates the heart, the lining of your blood vessels and even blood pressure analysis. He leaves no stone unturned. 

In this show you will learn:

  • What is functional cardiology?
  • Why do so few cardiologists do this?
  • Why there is a huge difference between different functional cardiologists?
  • How an exam at Dr. Houston’s clinic might differ from an exam at a typical cardiology clinic.
  • Why Dr. Houston tests the ApoC3 gene, what it does, and if it’s out of balance how to fix it.
  • Why you may wantyour blood pressure checked for 24-hours especially at night.
  • What is “nocturnal hypertension”?
  • What is the calcium score test?
  • Why run a blood gene panel on the genes that influence heart health?
  • What test evaluates the “flexibility” or “stiffness” of the lining of your blood vessels?
  • Why use fish oil supplements and which kind are the best?
  • Why recommend nutraceuticals?
  • Why a wise healer uses that which works, not just runs yearly blood tests and tells you all is fine even when you still don’t feel well?
  • What about stents, statins and more!


  • USA Todaywrote that Dr. Houston is the Most Influential Doctor in both Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia.
  • Houston was named one of America’s Top Physicians in 2008 and 2009.


Learn how a patient of Dr. Berkson’s went to many expert cardiologists who did not find the answer, but Dr. Houston found it in the first visit and fixed it.

Books By Doctor Houston

  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Hypertension
  • What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Heart Disease
  • Nutritional & Integrative Strategies in Cardiovascular medicine
  • The Handbook of Hypertension

You will hear a bit about these molecules of mass destruction, too:

  • Galectin 3
  • TMAO
  • Cystatin C
  • ADMA - Asymmetric dimethylarginine.
  • SDMA - Symmetric dimethylarginines


Contact Dr. Houston’s Office In Nashville, TN.


Mar 14, 2019

Dr. Gokani and Dr. Berkson met at MindShare in San Diego and have become close colleagues and friends. You will learn fascinating information within the context of live dialogue and sisterhood.

Dr. Gokani believes that chronic pain, especially migraines, as well as debilitating fatigue, manifest from humans becoming out of touch with Mother Earth and normal physical body/mind rhythms.

Dr. Gokani heals “pain” and “fatigue” by identifying a patient’s unique “disconnect” between their mind, body and humanity from Mother Earth.

Dr. Gokani is the Founder of The Gokani Method: Master your Migraine Pain Program. In this program patients learn the “purpose” of their pain. Once you learn what your pain is trying to tell you, it is easier to let it go.

Patients discover how to heal themselves through a deeper appreciation of their mind-body-spirit connection. 

Dr. Gokani recommends specific foods, nutrients, herbs, imagery, meditation, and medications if needed, all explained during in-depth time with each person.

Dr. Gokani combines Western Medicine Neurology (science of the nerves) with Ayurveda

Medicine (Hindu system of medicine) together with transcendental meditation.

You can watch Dr. Gokani on Dr. Oz. Click HERE 

Zira Mind and Body Center, Founder
333 Waukegan Road, Suite E
Glenview, IL

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