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Author: Jeremy Quinby

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Jeremy Quinby has been an Integrative Health Specialist for over 20 years. In 2014 he became involved in numerous projects across the country exploring better care delivery, vetted local health networks, and the development of a health improvement system as an alternative to our current system of managing care. The Highway to Health Podcast was born out of this, an extension to his 20 year career helping individuals and families become healthier in their day to day lives. His intention, which will be more clear after listening, is to broaden the view of what we call health, to educate, and to encourage all of us to build a healthier, more connected world around ourselves.
88 Episodes
In this episode Jeremy has a conversation with Sue Hitzman, exercise physiologist, manual therapist, educator and founder of The MELT Method.  They discuss the importance of having a daily self-care practice and ways to counteract the effects of stressors on the body.  Together they share what they've learned from more than 50+ years of combined experience educating and treating bodies, and what they've learned about the importance of caring for your connective tissue, aka, fascia.   https://www.meltmethod.comhttps://www.highwayto.healthShow Notes:11:15 Connective Tissue/Recovery19:40 Writing the Manual for MELT22:45 What is pain is teaching all of us?29:05 Treating hands and feet35:20 Fascia is an intelligent tissueSupport the show (
Jeremy shares his conversation from 2018 with Jay Walljasper, former editor of the Utne Reader for 15 years, and  internationally known for his writing about the importance of designing neighborhoods that thrive.  In the last decade of his 40 years in journalism, Jay poured much of his energy into writing, speaking and thinking about how we can make the 'healthy choice the easy choice' when it comes to improving our urban environments.  Jay passed on December 22, 2020, just a few months after a kidney cancer diagnosis.  His ideas will continue to inform our decision making in urban design, and his energy and passion for walking, and the neighborhood experience should continue to inspire us.  Support the show (
In this short season preview, Jeremy checks in , shares what he's been up to during his month off the mic and what to look forward to  in  Season 7 of the show, including the new website  now live (see link below).  The theme to this season is the Highway to Health community, how we can support each other,  we've learned from the past 6 seasons, and how your involvement is helping  build more health support and resource. https://www.highwayto.healthSupport the show (
Jeremy has a conversation with Dr. Mark McLaughlin about his new book, Cognitive Dominance - A Brain Surgeon's Quest To Out-Think Fear, in which he explores what happens to our brains when an unexpected event causes fear to overtakes our executive function.He shares the experience from early in his career when something expected happened post-surgery with a teenager he was treating that affected him profoundly and caused him to leave pediatric neurosurgery for many years until, through writing the book, he developed a new model for sorting these kinds challenges as they arise to be able to make solid quick decisions without fear dominating.  https://www.markmclaughlinmd.comThe Book: notes:8:25Why write Mark wrote the book9:10 Learning to deal with fear11:15 Holding ourselves to an impossible standard12:45 What do you do with unexpected events13:50 Facing our problems, system for processing16:10 The dream18:45 Breaking down the dream, metaphor for the brain’s process of fear21:05 Mapping out fear, understanding the sum of its parts26:40 Recognizing where you’re in the fear matrix28:40 We all have to travel though a full range of positive and negative experience31:15 Risk and Reward34:50 Adaptability32:30 Levels of Anxiety 33:20 Silencing you inner underminer34:25 Concilience - Edward O. Wilson - common thread between humanities and science35:57 What Mark gained through writing the bookSupport the show (
Without assistance, heavy metals continue to recirculate in our systems.  In this part 2, Dr. Shade takes us through the mechanism used in removing heavy metals from our systems, products he's developed and explains in detail how to bind these materials to move them safely through the gut.  They also discuss together their experience working with toxic individuals, common sources of mercury in food, symptoms, and what do to if you think you maybe be suffering from heavy metal build-up.  https://www.quicksilverscientific.com15% Discount on all QS Products (except multi-product line) through 1/31/21Highway to Health Promo Code: HTH2020Show Notes: 4:15 - Mercury detox8:45 - Gall Bladder, Liver, bile movement11:05 - What blocks the flow of toxins in the liver?  Inflammation - endotoxins (bacteria that turn up inflammation).  12:20 -  Anti-oxidant system, fight or flight13:05 -  Hormonal impact, Estogren 14:15 -  Progesterone, helps to detox liver15:15 -  the use of bitters (phosphatidal choline)16:20 -  Methyl mercury19:15 -  Binders to get toxins out of the bile so they don’t re-circulate (ultra-binder, liver sauce), mast-cell regulation22:05 -  Autonomic balancers, Gabba and CBD23:15 -  Mercury symptoms and testing24:20  -  Neurological symptoms- Anxiety, paranoia 26:40 -  Noteables who had mercury toxicity27:20 - Physical symptoms, heaviness, tiredness, damaging mitochondria, thyroid, kidneys/adrenals, liver.30:00 - Pregnancy, thyroid challenges31:30  - Fish, best choices35:40 - Dental Amalgums, blood brain barrier, gut, lungs37:50 -  Teflon, Fluoro Toxics41:20  - Anesthesia 43:15  - Round-up Glyphosate45:20 -   Mold - activate and catch.  More frequency because of re-uptake46:50  - Autonomic support, Rest, Parasympathetic Movement, Light Jog, Saunas, Tai Chi48:15 -   Lifestyle with detox program - no magic pill50:30 -   intermittent detox56:40  Testing, treating or bothSupport the show (
In this episode Jeremy has a conversation with founder of the Myoskeletal Alignment Technique, Erik Dalton.  Known around the world for his teaching, Erik shares the story of what lead to the work that became his life's passion, how he got interested in manual therapy and why he developed MAT.They both share techniques and application from nearly 70 years of combined work experience.  A great listen for anyone in a manual or physical therapy field, or anyone looking to improve their understanding how to have a better aligned body.Show Notes:9:00 Erik's Music Background11:00 Erik's entry into health field12:00 Working with clients - transference14:00 Development of Jeremy's work19:15 Beginning of Dalton Teaching20:00 Dalton MAT course21:10 Costa Rica education retreats27:55 Study at Rolf Institute31:00 Cliente Intake and Rapport31:20 Techniqueshttps://erikdalton.comSupport the show (
There’s one thing we can all do to improve our health in every season; move our bodies.  A seemingly simple thing to do, many of us are out of our routines due to pandemic restrictions.    This short reminds us exactly how movement helps improve the function of all of our body's vital systems, and ways you can include movement through the winter.  Support the show (
The Vasectomy Episode

The Vasectomy Episode


In this roundtable conversation, Jeremy explores the topic of vasectomies; their value and use in our culture.  He's joined by Dr. Aaron Babb and Anthony Monaco who share their experiences having them done, why they chose to do it, risks, the medical precedure, cost, and how it improved their sex lives.  Christen Campbell shares her insights from work as a professional matchmaker, and why she promotes having the procedure done. Some profound subject matter here as it relates to sex practices, pregnancy prevention, responsibility, relationships, and even religion.Support the show (
Love...the other thing  in the air during the pandemic.   Jeremy talks to Christen Campbell,  a professional match maker for the past 20 years.  They discuss the differences in partnership needs between men and women, people who have 'broken pickers', finding love late in life, and how dating services still have value in spite of the rise of dating apps.  There are also a reminders in this one of how this pandemic period is forcing us to re-prioritize what is most essential in our lives, where to put our energy and the role of intimate relationships have in our state of well-being.  Support the show (
Highway to Health welcomes back Mette Dyhrberg, the founder and CEO of MyMee, a digital health company focused on promoting the health of those with autoimmune challenges.   She shares what she's learned about working with conditions like Lupus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and Chrone's Disease over the past three years since she last spoke with Jeremy on the podcast, as more data and research has come in.  She also shares some new finding from studies being done with autoimmune patients who have  been hit with Covid 19, as well as new evidence being gathered on how people can heal their autoimmune conditions, and what they need to do to stay well.Support the show (
Covid19 has hit our family.  This is the story of how Bella and her mother were exposed to the virus, the timeline of events from the first days of symptoms, testing, efforts to recover at home, which Bella did, and her mother's experience in the hospital, and the support she received from the amazing health care workers who did all they could to save her life.It serves as both a cautionary tale, and one that we hope will help people to take proper precautions to prevent the spread of this virus until more is understood.  It is also a blueprint for anyone exposed to Covid19 and what you need to know if you, a child or a family member test positive.  Jump to:5:15 early signs and symptoms22:45 after positive test, 5 days or so in, first call to the hospital to understand how to manage symptoms33:30 admitted to hospital38:00 conversation and decision making process for course of action in the hospital40:15 Put on a ventilator in prone position59:40 Blood pressure plummeted, organs starting to fail.  Bella is told she could come to the hospital1:10:00.  Most contagious period, what we know understand. 1:19:30.  This could have been preventable with better precautionsSupport the show (
Jeremy has a conversation with Dr. Christopher Shade, founder of Quicksilver Scientific, about how we process nutrients and toxins based on our autonomic nervous system's state and what to do when the body lacks the ability to do it on it's own.  While we often look to extremes to solve complicated problems in the body, these two discuss their experience and practices in using the most simple methods, or the 'less is more' approach, to improve function and help regulate the body's own ability to heal itself.  https://www.quicksilverscientific.comJump to:5:00 Chris’ background, traumatic brain injury, farming, cannabis, religious studies, anthoposophy, sailing, Chen tai chi,12:06 Masters and PhD work 13:30 chelation and mercury chemistry19:20 neuroplexus’ and autonomic response with organ systems20:40 glutamate receptors, blocking liver drainage22:15 prioritization, ATP (energy)26:40 Tai Chi - Parasympathetics36:40 Mercury toxicity, anxiety, physiological symptoms38:50 Glutathione, toxic burden, sulfur reactivity40:05 Testing for metal toxicity, genomics, clinicians for support46:50 CBD, autonomics and immune function57:40 restore, maintain, advance1:00:30 Snips, mthfrSupport the show (
Jeremy has a conversation with Shane Foss, Founder and CEO of Hooray Health, a company he started in 2018 to provide affordable basic and urgent health care alternatives to high-deductible health plans.  They discuss together how the insurance system in the U.S. works, where it's strong, but why it's ultimately failing consumers and leading to such high levels of personal bankruptcy.  They also talk about current alternatives to high deductible plans as well as how health care could improve the experience for both consumers and medical professionals.  hoorayhealthcare.comSupport the show (
Jeremy has a conversation with Serge Avery, historian and teacher for over 20 years at the largest high school in the United States, Brooklyn Tech in New York City.  The 2020 fall school start is fraught with challenges which they discuss at length.  Both in person and remote learning pose physical and mental health risks for students, teachers and parents.  As a historian and social studies teacher, Serge also shares what we know from looking to past plagues and epidemics about how our behavior and development are influenced by times like these, and how societies have changed as a result.  Support the show (
In this episode, Jeremy has another conversation with Dr. Aaron Babb about what this next year will likely look like facing Covid 19 in the U.S.  In an attempt to create a realistic blueprint of how to respond to the threat of Covid 19 to get back to normal, they discuss the proper use of masks, how they prevent spread, testing strategies, RNA Vaccines, and ways to boost your immune function.  They also tackle a list of myths and conspiracies surrounding how to address the virus and how it spreads breaking down fact from fiction.  Support the show (
**This re-release from 2018 is meant as a Call to Action to motivate everyone to support your local businesses, especially the Mom and Pop places you know and love in your community.  They are all struggling and we are likely a year away from them operating with full staff and patronage.  If you have the financial means, or time to help fund-raise, there is no more important time.  Our communities will look and feel vastly different without them.**In this episode, Jeremy has a conversation with Chef and Restauranteur, Sohui Kim.  Sohui shares her story of emigrating to the US from Korea at 10, her family food traditions, and how she got started in restaurants.  They also talk about what she learned about the role of restaurants in communities.  After her first restaurant, The Good Fork, was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, the community stepped in and raised funds to help them rebuild the restaurant.  Sadly, this weekend, due to the strain of Covid and the Good Forks remote location, this will be their last week of take out, and last service of brunch will be served on Sunday.  See details at 2 new restaurants will remain open - please support:https://www.insabrooklyn.comhttps://www.gageandtollner.comSupport the show (
Jeremy welcomes back friend and colleague Dr. Aaron Babb to the podcast to discuss the emerging realities of Covid, what we are learning from treating it, new challenges with children, and how it might impact rural areas over the summer months.  He also shares insights on strategies for reopening the economy, developing vaccines, and the challenges clinics are facing with testing, compliance and their own financial difficulties.    Support the show (
In this episode, Jeremy has a conversation with Udo Erasmus, author, speaker and founder of Udo's Oil amino acid complex.  Udo shares his story about how his pesticide poisoning in 1980 propelled him not only to develop Udo's Oil and other health-boosting products, but to become an educator on an inside out approach to sustainable healing practices, bringing him to share stages with luminaries like Deepak Chopra and Tony Robbins. the show (
In this short, Jeremy relates his work with trauma and chronic pain to what many of us are experiencing right now, none more than black community in the U.S. who for centuries have lived under a constant state of threat.  The taking of George Floyd's life in such a cold and callus way on May 25th will haunt us for some time.  This episode serves to remind all of us that when pain speaks we must listen. the show (
Highway to Health welcomes Timothy Klein back to the podcast.  In this episode, Tim takes Jeremy's 16 year old son Phoenix through a series of questions designed to lead Phoenix through the process of self-discovery.  As the conversation progresses, Phoenix begins to see patterns related to his own belief systems regarding his own strengths and perceived weaknesses, gain insight into where they come from, and learn what truly motivates him and where his sense of purpose lies.  This is great episode for high school or college students, parents, or anyone working on their own sense of purpose in their work.https://www.timklein.lifehttps://findyourway.substack.comSupport the show (
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