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Most Recent Episodes

2015-07-25: The microbiome influence on many diseases and more medical news and health advice

Moderate exercise is healthier than too much or too little; Gene discovered in a round worm is linked to longevity; Nasalcrom and probiotics is suggested for chronic non-allergic rhinitis; Certain types of cinnamon contain coumarin, a blood thinner; Try acupuncture and other advise for healing a rectal fissure; More about vitamin D varieties, blood levels and supplements; Warnings against diatomaceous earth as a supplement; The microbiome's influence on arthritis, osteoporosis, gout and other musculoskeletal diseases; Lower testosterone levels with age lead to baldness and hair thinning in men and women; Montelukast and other advice for asthma attacks triggered by a cold; Review of advice and supplements for advanced osteoporosis — too much Splenda can upset your microbiome; Unfortunately, Medicare does not support preventative care like Functional Medicine offers; New recommendations to manage prostate cancer by active surveillance instead of surgery; Successful use of l-arginine for sinus problems and a review of probiotics; Summary of Dr. Dawn's objection to statins in elderly women

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2014-07-18: Various medical uses of Cannabidiol, the importance of fiber in your diet and much more

Cannabidiol in marijuana helps bone growth in fracture healing and help for osteoporosis; The caramel coloring in cola drinks contains a carcinogen; A book of alternative treatments for cancer is recommended by a caller; How adjuvants work in vaccines to stimulate the immune system; A stem cell plus hyaluronic acid injection in knees to build new cartilage; Does biotin work to increase thickness of hair and fingernails? General preventative medicine recommendations for a 60 year-old healthy man; Anti-inflammatories and cannabidiol cream for knee arthritis and other ailments; Inulin is a good prebiotic, which is food for probiotic bacteria; DGL and other demulcents and supplements help heal Barrett's esophagus; High fiber diet and other advice for someone with colon polyps; Thumb arthritis is a major problem for a guitar player

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2015-07-11: The Functional Medicine approach to complex symptoms, plus lots of useful medical news

Lipids in cell membranes and change compositions throughout the day and the seasons; Lack of nutrition leads to higher rate of diabetes in their descendants; Review of the importance of vitamin D and the problem of sarcoidosis; Probiotics are activated in the body and it's best to keep them cool for storage; The Functional Medicine approach to dissecting a complex set of symptoms; New insights into the structure of arterial plaque — smooth muscle cells change into immune cells; New techniques to modulate the immune system to reduce inflammation and nerve damage after spinal chord injuries; The drug Protamine can increase nitric oxide that combats chronic sinusitis; Alirocumab is a newly-approved but very expensive drug for lowering LDL cholesterol; The microbiome of the cervix may predict preterm labor by several weeks

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2015-07-04: Medical Tech news, muscle physiology, pancreatic cancer, pain medications and more

Fear and helplessness increases pain; Medical Tech: Nanotechnology-based self-heating wrist band and 3D printed material to help heal bones; Laser tweezers can repair incorrectly-folded proteins like prions; Physiology of muscle damage and repair during exercise and appropriate use of anti-inflammatories; Using stem cells to selectively suppress organ rejection; Labdoor.com tests popular supplements for quality and price; Dr. Dawn defends her hydration recommendations; Side effects of medicines for high blood pressure and the benefits of magnesium and nitrates; Difficult choices to make with stage 3 pancreatic cancer; The physiology and emotional aspect of pain and habituation to opiate pain meds; Tumor necrosis factor alpha is good for many, but not all, rheumatoid arthritis sufferers; Proteolytic enzymes such as Wobenzym and Zyflamend are alternative anti-inflammatories

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2015-06-27: A variety of topics from MRI contrast dyes to thyroid hormone and chronic fatigue

One form of Gadolinium used in contrast MRI deposits in the brain; QX-314 is an anesthetic useful for asthma; Why periodic high-dose vitamin D is not a good idea — daily dose is better; Why fiber and other prebiotics are important for your microbiome; Zinc or iron deficiency might be behind mouth sensitivity; Why contrast dye like gadolinium is used with MRIs; Review of testing for different types vitamin D; Various aspects of thyroid hormone metabolism and testing are explained; Testing for levels of oxidative stress — Chronic fatigue syndrome is now called myalgic encephalomyelitis; A caller with jaundice and other symptoms needs to get his liver checked out ASAP; Cancer cells in lymph nodes don't respond to angiogenesis-inhibiting chemotherapy

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2015-06-20: Detoxification and genetics underly discussion of breast cancer and other topics

A new drug is approved to increase female sex drive; Hydration and food suggestions for a vegetarian to avoid future kidney stones; The evidence for health benefits of Kombucha for the liver and detoxification; Cryptogenic organizing pneumonia is an inflammatory disease is not a bacterial infection; Bacopa is an Ayurvedic medicine that supports the adrenal gland and probably help memory; Detoxification and DNA repair genes that influence breast cancer risks and what to do if you have them; Finding the immune system cause of joint pain in rheumatoid arthritis and supplements to help; Oral vs. genital herpes and treatments for each; Oral vs. genital herpes and treatments for each; An ultrasound will diagnose a cyst behind the knee; Supplements to aid nerve growth after muscle loss from spinal stenosis; The complexities of vitamin D testing

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2015-06-13: News about the microbiome, probiotics and prebiotic foods from the 2015 IFM conference

The fundamental roles of bacteria in our intestines and correlation with different diseases; Supplements and drugs for advanced osteoporosis with compression fractures; Antibiotics to fight C. difficile and more about gut bacteria; Advantages vs. disadvantages of cooking food depends on specific type of food; Higher levels of vitamin D is important for Crohn's disease; Probiotics to restore good gut bacteria when taking Cephalexin and more about prebiotics and probiotics; Take probiotics on an empty stomach or with room temperature food; Differentiating lymphedema from venous stasis and how to treat it; Dr. Dawn does not recommend UV shoe sterilizers to prevent toenail fungus; More about treating toenail fungus; More about treating toenail fungus

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2014-06-06: Important information about Tamoxifen and advice for osteopenia, arthritis and more

Breast cancer risks from having BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes — drug interactions when taking Tamoxifen; Nutritional advice during radioactive iodine treatment after surgery for a thyroid tumor; Don't worry about the saturated fats in nuts and plants; Why we like sugar and this is leveraged by food manufacturers; Endocrine work-up is suggested for a listener with reduced semen production and sleeping problems; Calcium and other supplements for osteopenia and glycosaminoglycan supplements for osteoarthritis; Treatments and carpal tunnel syndrome — is it related to my Arnold-Chiari malformation? Wear and tear problems: inflammation in calves, torn meniscus and muscle spasms; What can I do to boost immune system before foot surgery and help healing after? Dr Dawn criticizes pertussis vaccine policy; Anti-inflammatory supplements to treat osteoarthritis — the problem with Celebrex

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2015-05-23: All email show on a wide variety of topics from podcast listeners

A review of "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response" to help sleep; Appropriate vitamin D dosing for autoimmune conditions like connective tissue disease; A complicated case of autoimmune diseases including Cushings disease; Long term use of Reglan can lead to movement disorders and possibly Parkinson's disease; Heart disease book review and the problem of arsenic in rice; A rash may be a side effect of taking prednisone and not an allergy to it; Appropriate doses and sources of strontium and boron for osteoporosis; Effect of vitamin K on blood thinners and the difference between superficial and deep venous thrombosis; The various kinds of spots on skin and how to treat them; Dietary advice and supplements to recover from enteric hemorrhagic E. coli infection; An article criticizes the payment practices of Consumer Labs

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2014: Stem cell advances, medicine for ear infections and West Nile virus, and more

Many normal skin cells have cancer mutations, but many are needed to get a melanoma; New advances in controlling stem cell differentiation; The dangers of deep vein thrombosis and the issue of avoiding vitamin K; How much magnesium should I take to address poor circulation in my optic nerve? A stroke medicine applied in the ear in drops helps middle ear infections; Goat and sheep milk have less brain fog inducing caseomorphins than cow milk; Increasing gastrointestinal motility with simple spices and supplements; Treating eczema in an infant who probably has food sensitivities; Osgood-Schlatter disease and food sources of calcium; Causes and treatments of perianal rash and itching; The importance of fat to build a human brain and left vs. right brain issues; Get liver enzyme tests if you have itchiness while taking a statin; Interferon lambda can protect against encephalitis from West Nile virus; Particulate air pollution in mother and infants blood leads to delayed motor development; Long term study shows that half an hour of exercise a day significantly increases life span

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