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RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.

RHR
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.