In today’s broadcast Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates will be discussing the benefits of the Paleo Diet as well as, while it is a diet they embrace, how it is not necessarily the best for certain individuals.
Many patients come to us having been through severe stress. These very unfortunate events in life are not only unpleasant to go through at the time that they are occurring, but also they can remodel our brain. Many of our patients who have been through atrocious stressors will produce heightened responses to stress for the remainder of their lives to seemingly low stress environments.
Today we will discuss the brain chemistry involved in this process and tips you can use on a daily basis to nullify the destructive effects of stress in your life.
Today we are doing our broadcast on the effects of Berberine. Berberine has been used for millennia in Asia in the treatment of diarrhea and gastrointestinal problems. In the 1990’s it was observed to have powerful effects on reducing blood sugar in diabetic patients. Since that time Berberine has been shown to decrease blood sugar nearly on par with other anti-diabetic medications as well as reducing cholesterol levels. There are many other effects of berberine that are being observed in mice, however the limitations at this time mainly center around the fact that Berberine is not well absorbed. Therefore, we have read several articles where pharmaceutical researchers have attempted to modify berberine so that it can be absorbed more effectively. Please enjoy this broadcast, as in the coming years you will likely hear more about this powerful natural compound.
Today we are discussing the antioxidant glutathione. Glutathione is no ordinary antioxidant, and that needs to be emphasized in an age where many products are touted as being the best antioxidant. The uniqueness of glutathione is that our body produces it. However, some individuals may not be able to produce adequate amounts, and also in other instances certain toxins can deplete our body of glutathione. Glutathione production and treatment with this compound is an area of hot research at the moment as there are early signs to indicate its efficacy in treating neurodegenerative as well as autoimmune disorders.
This week we will be discussing the Adrenals as the wrong target. No, we will not give the adrenals completely bad press, as we will discuss the obvious positives in treating the adrenal glands for those with functional adrenal fatigue and also functional hypercortisolism. We will then go on to discuss other factors that are equally important as the adrenals, but may be often neglected.
Today we are doing our broadcast on the truth about liver detox.
Many of our patients come to us having been through liver detoxification protocols. Many report feeling better for a couple of weeks, yet in our observation often the symptoms come back. Today we will be discussing the underlying mechanisms as to why the symptoms return and the complexities involved in elimination of toxins from the body.
Today we are discussing a very hot topic in the media, termed non celiac gluten sensitivity. We have had a tremendous amount of feedback from patients regarding reports of a recent study which showed that non celiac gluten sensitivity does not exist, and even more interestingly the study was conducted by the gentleman who pioneered the diagnosis of non celiac gluten sensitivity, Peter Gibson.
In today’s hangout we will discuss how the study in question was potentially flawed and how other very important data, published just this year by Peter Gibson, is not consistent with what is being reported in the mainstream news. So please tune in, enjoy, and forward us your questions!
Many of our patients come to us taking high doses of fish oil, in an effort to decrease their inflammation, lower cholesterol, and promote vascular health.
While fish oil can do all of these things, we have found several other factors to be more important in decreasing inflammation and cholesterol, so that an individual does not have to rely on taking fish oil, or frankly some other antioxidant product. Therefore, we will discuss the nuances of this in our broadcast today.
This week we have another fantastic broadcast! We will be discussing the topic “hot flashes, go beyond hormone replacement therapy.”
Many with hot flashes, including doctors, are faced with the challenge of using hormone replacement therapy to alleviate their symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy typically consists of taking estrogen derived from a horse and a progesterone derivative. Unfortunately, chronic administration of these hormones has been associated with increased risk of breast cancer, stroke, and dementia.
Therefore, we will be discussing how to approach hot flashes without the use of medications. We will be discussing other hormones of interest that may be significantly safer to use, as well as the effects of the stress response and blood sugar on hot flashes.
Today’s hangout will be on natural IBS remedies. Dr. Gates will be going over the main causes and symptoms of IBS and natural remedies he has found to work with his patients as well as what the current research is showing.