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Episode 27 Terry Wahls, MD

I often find that what can change someone most dramatically and alter their entire life is a personal health problem. Perhaps you’ve experienced this personally with yourself or a loved one.

Well, that happened to Dr. Terry Wahls in 2000 when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Before then, she practiced traditional medicine, mostly treating her patients with drugs or surgical methods.

Her illness progressed to the point where she needed a tilt/recline wheelchair as conventional medical treatments failed her. Fearing that she’d be bedridden for the rest of her life, she used her scientific mind to find alternative treatments based on the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology.

This led to Dr. Wahls not only healing herself but her invention of The Wahl’s Protocol which details how she beat MS using paleo principles and functional medicine.

I’m excited to introduce you to Dr. Wahls and share our engaging conversation about food as medicine and how we can heal ourselves without drugs and surgery. She is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa and New York Times bestselling author. Please join us in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show.

To your best health!

Episode 25 Nick Polizzi

The first time I watched the documentary Sacred Science, I was flabbergasted. I just couldn’t fathom that someone, i.e. producer Nick Polizzi, would make such a film. “Why in the world would he take those sick people into the Amazon rainforest for a month? Who would do that?” I remarked to my wife Sara afterward.

Nick Polizzi is a rare documentary filmmaker. His mission is to learn and teach us about medicinal plant science and hidden secrets. Sacred Science was a blockbuster. Not only is it a highly artful and entertaining, it’s inciteful of the potential of the 44,000 Amazonian plants that can potentially heal us. And yet only about 1% have been studied.

Traditional medicine has much to learn from medicine men of the Amazon. They’ve been studying and passing down knowledge for centuries.

I’m excited to introduce you to filmmaker Nick Polizzi in this week’s Regen360 iTunes podcast show. He’s funny, charming, witty and insightful. Afterall, who arranges for eight ailing patients to go down and into the jungle to heal in isolated huts under the care of Peru’s indigenous medicine men? Click above and listen in now.

Here’s to healing in natural ways,
D

Episode 14 Chris Kresser

This morning I performed my daily ritual of stepping onto the bathroom scale, then walking upstairs to stab my finger for home blood analysis: my fasting blood sugar was at the lower end at 74 mg/dL and my ketones at 1.4 mm. Then, after my morning decaf coffee blended with MCT oil and pastured butter, I hopped on my bike trainer for a 75-minute spin. I’m 56, yet my resting pulse hovers near 50 and I’ve never felt better.

Not only is my food clean, but also how I move, sleep, stress and rid myself of toxins. Daily saunas, epsom salt baths, stretching, core and aerobic exercise are now part of my wife’s insurance plan for me. I don’t deserve any credit, but functional medicine does.

Dr. Sara practices a new form of medicine that’s personalized and preventive, as opposed to traditional medicine which is disease-based. Functional medicine looks at the body as the integration of mind, body, spirit, and addresses the five main causes of disease: toxins, stress, microbes, allergens, and poor diet. The goal of functional medicine is to increase our healthspan so that we can actually become stay young as we chronologically age.

I’ve been the beneficiary of marrying a functional medicine scientist. Since Sara makes most meals, all I have to do is eat her healthy balanced offering. But she’s not seeing patients anymore – she only works with people in our online coaching programs – and many family and friends want to know whom to see for the best functional medicine counsel.

Our go-to guy for referrals? Chris Kresser. He’s brilliant and prolific in his functional medicine understanding. Listen in here and learn more about why we love Chris.

-David

Learn more about Chris and his work here!

Episode 5 Dr. Pedram Shojai

Dr. Pedram is a “green” doctor, spanning the medical and sustainability fields. Trained as an oriental medicine doctor and acupuncturist as well as a Taoist monk Dr. Shojai bridges even further into symbiotic capitalism.

Read more about Pedram