Category Podcasts July 5, 2017 RHR: The Ketogenic Diet and Cancer The conventional view of cancer is that it is caused by DNA mutations in the cell nuclei. However, the metabolic theory of cancer proposes that some cancers are caused by a dysfunction of cellular respiration and that the restriction of glucose in the diet may prevent and even reverse some cancers. Today I’ll review the research supporting this theory and explore how the ketogenic diet may impact cancer tumor growth. February 16, 2017 RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to Anxiety Anxiety can significantly impact quality of life. While the conventional medicine approach focuses on balancing neurotransmitters in the brain, the functional medicine approach is to look for the root cause. Today I’ll discuss the top three pathologies that can contribute to anxiety, as well as steps you can take to correct these issues. February 1, 2017 RHR: New Treatment for SIBO and IBS-C—with Dr. Kenneth Brown As you know, I treat a lot of patients with gastrointestinal issues. Two of the most challenging conditions to treat are methane-predominant SIBO and constipation-predominant IBS. Join me as I talk with Dr. Kenneth Brown, a practicing physician and clinical researcher who has been specializing in treating these conditions for the past 15 years. We discuss the drawbacks of existing treatments and a new product that Dr. Brown has developed, called Atrantil. January 26, 2017 RHR: How to Restore Healthy Gut Flora Over the Long-Term We received a question about how to restore gut flora and function when unable to tolerate probiotics and fermented foods. This is a great question, it’s one that I get a lot, and it turns out there are several potential reasons why somebody may not be able to tolerate fermented foods or probiotics, and one of them is histamine intolerance. December 21, 2016 RHR: High Cortisol and Brain Fog Chronically high cortisol levels, which are associated with stress, have been shown to kill brain cells, cause premature aging in the brain, and decrease the rate at which new brain cells are made. In this podcast, you’ll learn how to diagnose high cortisol and how to protect your brain if you’re suffering from this problem. November 23, 2016 RHR: Does your diet affect your cholesterol level? Today’s topic and today’s big question is, if dietary fat and cholesterol don’t raise cholesterol levels, why do total cholesterol levels drop after you stop eating those foods? That’s a really good question, and for all of the discussion about this topic, this is actually how I got started in blogging and writing. Way back in the Healthy Skeptic days, I started writing articles about the relationship between cholesterol and saturated fat and heart disease. It’s been a dominant theme of my work since then. There are lots of other people who are writing and speaking about this, and there’s still quite a bit of confusion out there, and it’s understandable because this can be a confusing subject. November 16, 2016 RHR: Chronic Fatigue—Treating the Cause Not the Symptoms Symptoms are important because they can give us clues to what the underlying mechanisms might be that are contributing to a health problem. However, if you focus on the underlying mechanisms and causes, the symptoms tend to resolve on their own. When treating a nonspecific symptom like fatigue, you have to investigate all seven of the primary mechanisms that lead to disease. October 26, 2016 RHR: Low-Dose Naltrexone (LDN) as a Treatment for Autoimmune Disease Find out how low-dose naltrexone works, what kind of conditions it’s been studied in, and how you might find a doctor that you can work with to take it. October 13, 2016 RHR: Subclinical Hypothyroidism—What You Need to Know According to recent statistics, subclinical hypothyroidism may be more common than type 2 diabetes. In this podcast Dr. Amy Nett and I will discuss the thyroid physiology behind subclinical hypothyroidism and its clinical consequences. August 4, 2016 RHR: Dispelling the Acid-Alkaline Myth What are the three basic claims of the acid-alkaline hypothesis? I’ll clear up the confusion about what it all means for your health. July 26, 2016 RHR: SIBO Update—An Interview with Dr. Mark Pimentel Dr. Pimentel, associate professor of medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, discusses some unanswered questions about small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Find out how he defines SIBO and what is on the horizon for testing and treatment. July 12, 2016 RHR: Why You Need to Eat More Vegetables—and How To Do It, with Dr. Tom Cowan Did you know that many traditional hunter-gatherer societies ate as many as 100 different species of plants? For several years, I’ve known that the biggest difference between my diet and the ancestral diet was not the meat that I was eating, or the eggs, or even the nuts and seeds, but that it was the vegetables—specifically, the lack of diversity in the plant foods I was eating. This lack of diversity not only affects our phytonutrient intake, but it also affects our microbiome because different types of gut microbes prefer different types of nutrients. Today I’m talking with Dr. Thomas Cowan about his unique solution to adding more plant phytonutrients to every meal. June 7, 2016 RHR: Is a Disrupted Gut Microbiome at the Root of Modern Disease?—with Dr. Justin Sonnenburg Dr. Justin Sonnenburg makes a powerful argument for viewing our microbiota as the control center for human biology—that our microbiota are not just impacting digestion and absorption, but having systemic impacts on our immune system, our metabolism, and our brain chemistry. We discuss the latest research on the microbiome, the strong connection between low microbiome diversity and modern Western diseases, and how people can support their own microbiome health.