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In each episode, we’ll meet renowned medical experts, specialists and pioneers who’ve influenced the way certain conditions and diseases are understood and treated. We focus on giving you the information you need to understand the root cause, symptoms and treatments available for specific medical conditions.
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In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss food intolerances, food allergies, and gut health. They dive into: 1. Food Issues Symptoms 2. Food Allergy Versus Food Sensitivity 3. How Food Affects Your Intestines Dr. James LaValle is an internationally recognized clinical pharmacist, author, board-certified clinical nutritionist, educator in integrative and precision health, and founder of Metabolic Code Enterprises. He has over thirty-five years of experience integrating natural and integrative therapies into various medical and business models. Dr. LaValle has also authored sixteen e-books and twenty books, was named one of the “50 Most Influential Pharmacists” by American Druggist magazine, and was one of only nine Americans selected to serve under Senator Harkin to participate in the inaugural Dietary Supplement Education Alliance & Dietary Supplement Information Bureau.
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we're gonna go over what to do when your kid gets sick, including what to do, what not to do, and how you can address the top 25 acute childhood concerns using an integrative approach with Dr. Elisa Song. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. Integrative approaches to pediatric health 2. Post-antibiotic recovery for your kids 3. Engaging your vagus nerve to enhance your health 4. Breathing exercises for children 5. Homeopathy and natural remedies for children's health Dr. Elisa Song is a holistic pediatrician and pediatric functional medicine expert who has helped over 1,000 children thrive by combining conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, essential oils, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is the Founder of Healthy Kids Happy Kids, a trusted online resource for holistic pediatric advice. Dr. Song is also the Founder and Holistic Pediatrician at Whole Family Wellness. Her new book, Healthy Kids, Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to Whole Child Resilience, offers practical insights on how to nurture resilient children. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we dive into the latest research and practices treating patients with long COVID. They dive into: What Is Long-Haul COVID? Long COVID Signs and Symptoms Long COVID Predispositions Recovering From Long COVID Dr. Nik Hedberg’s Practical Advice Dr. Nikolas Hedberg is the Founder and CEO of the Hedberg Institute and has been practicing functional medicine for twenty years. He authored The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide, has written and published numerous functional medicine articles and has lectured at major universities and associations nationwide. Dr. Hedberg is also the Chief Medical Officer at Moss Nutrition Products, Founder of the Immune Restoration Center, and host of the Functional Medicine Research podcast.
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we navigate the importance of a holistic approach to pediatric care, focusing on the microbiome and gut health with Dr. Elisa Song. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The role of gut health in pediatric care 2. Holistic approaches to managing childhood health issues 3. The five pillars of gut health for children 4. How added sugar impacts children's health 5. The link between gut health and mental health in children Dr. Elisa Song is a holistic pediatrician and pediatric functional medicine expert who has helped over 1,000 children thrive by combining conventional pediatrics with functional medicine, homeopathy, essential oils, and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is the Founder of Healthy Kids Happy Kids, a trusted online resource for holistic pediatric advice. Dr. Song is also the Founder and Holistic Pediatrician at Whole Family Wellness. Her new book, Healthy Kids, Happy Kids: An Integrative Pediatrician’s Guide to Whole Child Resilience, offers practical insights on how to nurture resilient children. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, Esther shares her top tricks and hacks for perimenopausal and menopausal women that she has seen work over her many years of experience. They dive into: 1. Why Aren't Women Taught About Perimenopause and Menopause? 2. Perimenopause and Menopause Symptoms 3. What Should You Know About the Thyroid Panel? 4. Esther Blum’s Practical Advice Esther Blum is a dietician and high-performance coach, which has helped thousands of women lose weight, eliminate the need for medication, lose stubborn belly fat, and reverse chronic illness. She currently maintains a virtual practice, is routinely quoted in the media and has multiple TV appearances. Esther is the best-selling author of "See ya later, Ovulator," "Cavewomen Don’t Get Fat," "Eat, Drink and Be Gorgeous," "Secrets of Gorgeous," and "The Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous Project."
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we dive into the world of psychedelics, learning all about their adoption into Western medicine with Dr. Maya Shetreat. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The potential benefits of psychedelics in addressing trauma and chronic illness 2. The use of psychedelics in treating addiction and mental health conditions 3. Indigenous wisdom and psychedelics 4. The different types of psychedelic experiences Dr. Maya is a neurologist with sixteen years of experience working with children and adults. She is also an herbalist, artist, ceremonialist, urban farmer, and forager. Dr. Maya authored two books, The Master Plant Experience and The Dirt Cure, which have been translated into ten languages. She created Quantum Drops, also known as Ceremony in a Bottle, a legal, safe, and transformative vibrational psychedelic Master Plant product. Additionally, Dr. Maya founded Terrain Institute, offering free ceremonies, microdosing coaching, and Portal, a training program for aspiring psychedelic-informed professionals. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In this episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we discuss how sleep disorders, sleep apnea, snoring, and mouth taping can affect you. They dive into: 1. What Are Sleep Disorders and Sleep Apnea? 2. Sleep Apnea Symptoms 3. Sleep Disorders During Perimenopause Emily Lucente is a board-certified nurse practitioner and member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As a sleep care clinician and expert, she regularly educates on all aspects of sleep as she feels it's a significant foundation of overall health and well-being.
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we dive into the role of nutrition in maintaining good eye health with Dr. Rudrani Banik. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The 30 nutrients that keep your eyes healthy 2. Macular carotenoids for eye protection 3. Why you need more than beta-carotene for healthy eyes 4. How to reduce eye strain and blue light exposure Dr. Rudrani Banik is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist and Neuro-Ophthalmologist with fellowship training and expertise in Functional Medicine. Skilled in ophthalmic surgery and Botox, she specializes in treating headaches and migraines. Dr. Banik is also the author of three books on eye health and nutrition: "Beyond Carrots: Best Foods for Eye Health A to Z," "Dr. Rani's Visionary Kitchen: Over 200 Recipes For Healthy Vision," and "Dr. Rani's Plant-Based Visionary Kitchen: Over 130 Plant-Based Recipes for Healthy Vision." Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode with Dr. Tasneem Bhatia, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. “The Hormone Shift” 2. How to manage hormonal imbalances 3. The secrets of hormone health 4. The emotional aspect of hormone shifts 5. Empowering women through Hormone Education 6. Eastern and Western medicine for hormone health Dr. Tasneem Bhatia is a distinguished board-certified physician specializing in integrative and emergency medicine, pediatrics, and prevention. Her profound expertise encompasses women’s health, weight loss, and nutrition. Dr. Bhatia is the esteemed author of the forthcoming book, "The Hormone Shift," as well as "What Doctors Eat," "The 21-Day Belly Fix," and "Super Woman RX." Driven by a passion for sharing her extensive knowledge, she founded CentreSpring MD, a nationally acclaimed medical and wellness practice dedicated to transformative health care. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we explore the importance of nutrition and lifestyle changes in managing migraines with Dr. Rudrani Banik. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. Dr. Banik's functional medicine approach to managing migraines 2. Migraine symptoms and causes 3. How to identify and eliminate trigger foods for migraine relief 4. The gut-brain connection in migraine management Dr. Rudrani Banik is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist and Neuro-Ophthalmologist with fellowship training and expertise in Functional Medicine. Skilled in ophthalmic surgery and Botox, she specializes in treating headaches and migraines. Dr. Banik is also the author of three books on eye health and nutrition: "Beyond Carrots: Best Foods for Eye Health A to Z," "Dr. Rani's Visionary Kitchen: Over 200 Recipes For Healthy Vision," and "Dr. Rani's Plant-Based Visionary Kitchen: Over 130 Plant-Based Recipes for Healthy Vision." Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode with Dr. Paul Anderson, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. What is long COVID? 2. The most common symptoms of long COVID 3. The cellular mechanisms of long COVID 4. A holistic approach to treating long COVID 5. The role of antioxidants in long COVID recovery Dr. Paul Anderson is a renowned Naturopathic Physician and Educator with over three decades of experience in clinical practice and medical education. Serving as the CEO and Medical Director of Anderson Medical Group and Advanced Medical Therapies, his clinic specializes in the treatment of cancer and chronic diseases. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we navigate the impact of seed oils on your health and how to make healthier choices with Dr. Cate Shanahan. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The "hateful eight" toxic seed oils impacting your health 2. The impact of seed oils on mitochondria and hormones 3. Seed oils and menopause 4. Prioritizing nutritious foods over seed oils Dr. Cate Shanahan is a leading expert in nutrition and human metabolism with more than 20 years of clinical experience and a New York Times bestselling author of "The FatBurn Fix," "Deep Nutrition," and "Food Rules." Her specialty is addressing the root causes of metabolic damage and inflammation, which can lead to issues like autoimmunity, weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and accelerated aging. Alongside Dr. Tim DiFrancesco and NBA legend Gary Vitti, Dr. Cate created the PRO Nutrition program for the LA Lakers and helped develop a partnership between Whole Foods Market and multiple NBA teams. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode with Nathalie Niddam, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The benefits of peptides and bioregulators 2. Optimizing health with peptides and bioregulators 3. The pros and cons of peptide-based medications 4. How to use peptides and bioregulators safely 5. The potential of peptides for skincare and tanning 6. Exploring the future of peptides Nathalie is a devoted science enthusiast with a deep passion for human health. As a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and an Epigenetic Coach, she is also a proud alumnus of the inaugural batch of the Human Potential Training Institute. Melding disciplines from neuroscience and personalized nutrition to biohacking and ancestral health, Nathalie's innovative approach integrates a spectrum of human performance domains, highlighting nutraceuticals and resilience training. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode with Dr. Jolene Brighten, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. Is This Normal?: Answering Every Question You Have Ever Had About Your Body book 2. Women's hormonal and sexual health 3. The limitations of traditional medical education in women's health 4. Normal versus common when it comes to hormonal and sexual health 5. The intersection of physical and psychological factors in sexual health 6. Dr. Brighten's approach to hormone balance Dr. Jolene Brighten is a renowned expert in women's hormones and a trailblazer in the realm of women's health. As a board-certified naturopathic endocrinologist and a clinical sexologist, she adopts an integrative approach to patient care and empowers women globally to navigate their health and hormonal challenges. As an international speaker, clinical educator, and tech community medical advisor, Dr. Brighten stands as the foremost authority on women's wellness. She proudly affiliates with the MindBodyGreen Collective and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists and is also the President and Chief Medical Officer of Rubus Health.
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we explore the often-overlooked importance of brain health and how it directly impacts our quality of life with Dr. Austin Perlmutter. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. Brain inflammation 2. Brain-related conditions in women 3. Detoxification and brain health 4. Lifestyle choices supporting brain health 5. Supplements for brain health Dr. Austin Perlmutter is a board-certified internal medicine physician, a New York Times bestselling author, and a published researcher. He is also a health investor and international educator dedicated to helping people improve their health by addressing the biological roots of "stuckness" in the brain and body. Currently, Dr. Perlmutter serves as the executive director and research lead at Big Bold Health. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode with Corinna Bellizzi, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The importance of omega-3 fatty acids for overall health 2. Trans fats, saturated fats, omega-6s, and omega-3s 3. The benefits of omega-3s for women's health 4. Testing in choosing an omega-3 supplement 5. How to find high-quality omega-3 supplements 6. The advantages of algae-based omega-3 supplements Corinna stands out as a trailblazer in the natural products industry and a purpose-driven entrepreneur who's been instrumental in driving Nordic Naturals, an Omega-3 Fish Oil enterprise, from a $1M foundation to a staggering $100M in yearly revenue. Currently, she leads the Sales & Marketing departments at Örlö Nutrition and Vaxa Technologies. Beyond her corporate pursuits, she's the voice behind the Care More Be Better podcast. Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we explore holistic approaches to aging and improving skin health without invasive procedures with Dr. Anthony Youn. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. How to enhance skin health and appearance naturally 2. The role of nutrition and supplements in aging 3. Achieving youthful skin without invasive procedures 4. The 21-Day NEW YOU Jumpstart program for healthy aging 5. Dr. Youn's skincare routine for youthful skin With his unique ability to approach beauty, Dr. Anthony Youn is known as America's Holistic Plastic Surgeon®. He is a board-certified and nationally recognized plastic surgeon and the most followed in his field on social media, with over 5 million YouTube subscribers and 8 million TikTok followers. Recognized as a leader in his field, he is the author of several best-selling books, including the newly released "Younger for Life."
In today's episode with Dr. Linda Matteoli, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The root causes of fatigue, burnout, and depression 2. The healing power of self-reflection and living in alignment 3. Addressing mental and emotional factors in healthcare 4. The role of magnesium and other biomarkers in managing stress and building resilience 5. Supporting healthcare providers in preventing burnout 6. Practical ways to reduce exposure to toxins in daily life Dr. Linda Matteoli is a Physician at Origins Functional Medicine and Co-founder of Origins Incubator, who adopts a holistic approach to healthcare. With a background in family medicine, a master's degree in nutrition, and a bachelor's degree in food studies, she specializes in addressing the root cause of burnout and helping patients achieve lasting well-being.
In today's episode of The Root Cause Medicine Podcast, we shed light on how menopause impacts the brain and how to successfully navigate this transition with Dr. Lisa Mosconi. You’ll hear us discuss: 1. The impact of menopause on cognitive function and sleep 2. The lack of research on women's brain health during menopause 3. Brain fog during menopause 4. How to assess brain health in menopause 5. The Menopause Brain book Dr. Lisa Mosconi is an Associate Professor in Neuroscience, specializing in Neurology and Radiology, at Weill Cornell Medicine. She also leads the Alzheimer's Prevention Program there and at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Recognized as a leading neuroscientist, she has been among the top 1% in her field over the last 20 years. The Time named Dr. Mosconi one of the most influential living female scientists while ELLE International called her "the Mona Lisa of Neuroscience." She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed scientific articles and wrote "The Menopause Brain: New Science Empowers Women to Navigate the Pivotal Transition with Knowledge and Confidence." Order tests through Rupa Health, the BEST place to order functional medicine lab tests from 30+ labs - https://www.rupahealth.com/reference-guide
In today's episode with Dr. Saru Bala, you’ll hear us take a deep dive on: 1. The root cause of period problems 2. Naturopathic solutions for PMS and period health 3. The limitations of birth control in addressing period issues 4. Lifestyle changes to help alleviate menstrual cramps 5. How naturopathic medicine can restore hormonal balance and regulate menstrual flow Dr. Saru Bala is an esteemed Naturopathic Doctor and visionary behind the Period Solutions Academy, which combines her expertise in Neurobiology with her naturopathic training to empower individuals in identifying and addressing the underlying causes of hormonal imbalances through holistic approaches. With a profound commitment to natural healing, Dr. Bala provides personalized 1:1 support, expert guidance, and customized action plans to guide individuals on their transformative journey towards optimal hormonal health.
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Jurry Taalib-Deen

loved it! I learned so much & look forward to putting it into play.

Nov 30th
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Ursa Speh

Loved this episode! Sharing it with my friends.

Feb 8th
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Mary E. Shaw Steffen

Great information!!! I have been a registered Dental Hygienist for almost 31 years now, and the fluoride issue has been bothering me for a while now. I hope some changes in policy ate coming our way!

Apr 25th
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Tania G

this doctor speaks to my soul... I'm buying her book right now!

Apr 16th
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