Your Magic Mirror: What Your Skin is Telling You About Your Health

Source: TheSpaDr.
Dr. Trevor Cates
May 26, 2017

Skin is your magic mirror. It’s time to stop covering it up with topical creams and makeup and take a closer look at what it’s trying to tell you. In this podcast, I cover the 6 underlying causes behind skin issues and specific diet, lifestyle and skincare tips you can implement today to start addresses these root causes. And, I share exactly how to know which of these root causes are impacting you.

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Dr. Kelly Brogan- Depression & Anxiety Tips for Women

TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
March 6, 2017

Dr. Kelly Brogan is an Integrative psychiatrist (trained at MIT and Cornell) who came on the podcast to chat about her new book, A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives.

For those seeking more information please read Dr. Brogan’s landmark book:

A Mind Of Your Own – The Truth About Depression & How Women Can Heal Their Bodies by Dr. Kelly Brogan

Source: High Intensity Health

Key Takeaways from the interview:

01:58 “Before I stopped prescribing, I never once cured a patient” Dr. Brogan was a traditional psychiatric doctor from a traditional family. The goal of traditional psychiatry is to keep you functioning and to suppress symptoms. Many mental illnesses are not valid illnesses or diseases. They are symptoms. Most outpatient psychiatrists do not run basic blood panels on their patients to rule out known reversible causes, like B12 deficiencies. She began recommending fish oil, Rhodiola rosea, and other supplements to her patients on pharmaceuticals. Then she read an expose’ by Robert Whitaker called The Anatomy of an Epidemic, which brought her to a lesser known body of science. She stopped using pharmaceuticals and began to cure patients. Her goal is to not only get her patients off of their prescriptions, but to give them the tools to not need to see her.

05:45 Depression Medication Paradox: Practitioners and the lay person (via direct to consumer advertising) are taught that depression is a discrete disease that is likely heritable and is a result of a chemical imbalance, often a serotonin imbalance. There are antidepressant medications that are serotonin reuptake enhancers as well as other that serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and others that have little impact upon serotonin, but impact norepinephrine and dopamine. Trials show comparable efficacy in non-psychiatric medications like beta blockers or thyroid hormone.

07:51 Do Such Disparate Medications Work? Dr. Brogan says that these medications do not work. The reported efficacy is 30%. There is much unpublished literature. A psychiatry study found that 37 of 38 negative studies used to approve 12 antidepressants were not published because they were negative. When you adjust for active placebo effect, these medications have negligible efficacy.

09:14 Antidepressants: Active Placebo Effect: It is the recruitment of bodily beliefs about your being sick and there being a chemical fix. When you are in a trial, you are told that if you receive the treatment, you may get dry mouth, diarrhea, or headache. The placebo might be a sugar pill. When you start to get the side effects, you tell yourself that you are in the treatment group and you believe that you will get better. A follow up study of people who were successfully treated with Prozac were told that they would be randomized to placebo or continue on the same does that cured them. Both groups became depressed. The power of belief or expectancy is a very important and complex factor.

11:56 Long Term Effects: There is not a single study that suggests that being treated with antidepressants for any psychiatric disorder results in improved long term functioning or improved long term outcomes. According to the WHO, depression is the number one cause of disability, yet we have more prescribing of treatment than ever before. This should be inversely proportional. What if the treatment is inducing disability and a chronic disorder that might have otherwise been a reversible single episode phenomenon? It is time to re-examine the theory that depression has anything to do with brain chemicals.

13:07 The Cytokine Theory of Depression: The primary literature is beginning to support the idea that it could be a body-wide, system-wide phenomenon. It comes down to the mismatch of lifestyle with our over 2.5 million years of what our genes have come to expect. This theory asks what we can do to better align our lifestyle with those of our ancestors so the alarm systems in the body, inflammatory systems, and immunological mechanisms, are not on constant high alert. Depression is a Symptom

15:41 Diet vs Prozac: Prozac will not produce clinical effects, just side effects, for 6 to 8 weeks after treatment starts. Diet will produce positive effects within 30 days.

The Dirt: The Self Sustainable Diet

Source: Guildbrook Farm | Simple Sustainable Living
February 2, 2017

Vegan or Atkins? Macrobiotic or Gluten Free? Every year there is a new diet trend claiming to be the best way to lose weight or get healthier. Who is right? Jaime talks to you about health issues that plagued her from a young age, the extreme diets she went through to help with her issues, and how it wasn’t until she stopped following diet trends and started listening to her body that her health improved. After years of dieting, she finally settles on what she calls The Self Sustainable Diet, which has helped her to become the healthiest she has been in her life.

The Self Sustainable Diet
1) A permanent diet
2) Improves overall health and immunity
3) Can mostly be grown or raised on a farm or homestead

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”― Hippocrates

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Thanks for watching!

Jaime and Jeremy

Moms Speak Out About Genetically Modified Foods [GMOs]

Source: InstituteForResponsibleTechnology
November 23, 2016

No mother ever knowingly risks her child’s health. Hear what these mothers have to say about their experience with genetically modified foods.

The Remarkable Health Benefits of Eating Broccoli

Source: Mercola
Dr. Mercola
November 11, 2016

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/art… Watch this video, and discover the benefits your body can get when you eat broccoli. To get unique ideas on how to include broccoli in your diet, visit Recipes.Mercola.com.

Save the World By Eating a Diet You Can Grow at Home

Source: GrowingYourGreens
October 19, 2016

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ interviews permaculture designer and founder of Punta Mona Center for Regenerative Design and Botanical Studies about the diet that can save the world.

In this episode, you will learn about the Perennial Diet and how eating Perennial crops can be better for you and the planet. You will learn the difference between eating a diet based on annual plants (what most people eat today) most often results in more labor, tillage, and damage to the soil and environment.

You will discover how a permaculture food forest fits right into the perennial diet and how it can be one of the answers to help save the world.

You will learn how by changing over to eating more perennial based foods, you can do your part to conserve and protect the earth, the soil, and water from degradation and help to regenerate the earth by voting with your dollars or growing your own perennial crops including fruit trees and other plants that easily grow year after year.

Stephen will share the most important perennial foods in a tropical climate and how they can be easily grown to sustain you, your family and other people. You will then learn which crops can be grown in more temperate climates that are focused on disturbing the soil less, creating more fertility in the soil and require less labor.

After watching this episode, your diet will never be the same again. You may want to eat more of these perennial foods in your diet to ensure you are doing your part to save the planet and eat a healthy diet based on plants that you can grow where ever you live.

Why Your Acidic Diet Is Ruining Your Body

Source: iHealthTube.com
October 18, 2016

You probably hear a lot about an acidic versus an alkaline body and why it’s important to try and get your body more alkaline. Peter Goodgold discusses what happens to your body when it becomes too acidic and what you can do to get it back in balance. Find out why your acidic diet is ruining your body.