KUSP's Ask Doctor Dawn

KUSP's Ask Doctor Dawn

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Most Recent Episodes

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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2015-05-16: Mandatory vaccines in CA and the vaccine controversy is the focus of today's show

Fish oil may help your brain and reduce aggressiveness and antisocial behavior; Dr. Dawn comments on the issue of mandatory vaccines; Review of Dr. Kondrot's macular generation treatment; Does resveratrol or other antioxidants slow progression of macular degeneration? Wide-ranging discussion of vaccines: the number required, effectiveness and the anti-vaccine controversy; Heart rate variability is better predictor of heart health than the average rate; The issues of who pays for vaccines not covered by insurance and vaccine scheduling; What is risk of getting Whooping cough if my son didn't get the vaccine as a child; Identifying the cause of reflux using an elimination diet to identify food sensitivities; Kava and other alternatives to alcohol as a end-of-the-day relaxant; Back pain at night might not be from a herniated disc — alternative pain treatments

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2014-05-09: Evaluating drugs and supplements plus advice for a variety of injuries

Paying attention to the amount of radiation should reduce the use of CT scans; An American doctor who is Ebola-free in blood has the virus in his eyeballs; More research about the protein accumulation as the basis of nerve cell degeneration in Alzheimer's disease; Suggestions to diagnose the cause of neck pain — a chiropractor may help; Muncie exercises are good for a knee cap injury; The dose of anticoagulant Coumadin is hard to manage, but newer replacements also have problems; Supplements that have many ingredients at subtherapeutic doses are not very useful; Effectiveness of Flomax depends on timing relative to meal times; Dr. Dawn favors bioidentical rather than synthetic hormones for HRT — the complexity of the steroid hormone pathways; Important diagnostic tests for evaluating adequate supplements and avoiding neuropathy and dementia in elders; Are the various hormones my wife is taking affecting her pancreatitis?

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2015-05-02: The shady side of drug profits and FDA approval plus the usual variety of health topics

Changing behavior and restaurant menus to help us eat more healthy; The strange story of frivolous lawsuits and profiteering with the gout drug colchicine; Listener stories about the shady side of the drug industry; Stress and a monotonous diet can lead to food sensitivity — how to diagnose; Try eliminating gluten and dairy and other ways to a address brain fog; How to try to get off thyroid drugs — doesn't work for all thyroid diseases; Some advice from a caller: try to train opposite hand to use your mouse; Listener experience supports that Lactobacillus probiotic can cure urinary incontinence; Topical estrogen doesn't have the side effects of oral estrogen; Getting off of the drug Domperidone by a very gradual taper

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2015-04-25: Detailed review of recent advances in genetics and applications to disease

Testing and sequencing fetal DNA and RNA in mother's blood reveals health of the fetus; Identifying which genes are most important in predicting diseases; Single nucleotide mutations (SNPs) can control a wide variety of diseases; MicroRNA is involved in epigenetic changes behind a variety of diseases; Interfering with microRNA to turn off genes in cancer cells; Extra DNA in phages and plasmids inside bacteria transmit antibiotic resistance among different species; Gene regulation in our cells involves a gene editing mechanism that exists in all organisms, including bacteria; Utilizing gene-editing enzymes to manipulate genes to fix mutations or other ways to attack cancer and other diseases; Small regulatory changes in the activity of a gene determines blond vs. brunette hair color; Autism may involve the inhibition of DNA unwinding enzymes required to transcribe very long genes linked to Autism; DNA vaccines: Injected bacterial DNA can be taken up by immune cells and transcribed into proteins that cause an immune reaction! Advice for a suspected Lyme disease sufferer bit years ago — look for other tick-borne infections; Successful treatment of Meniere's disease in flight attendants suggests it may be an infectious disease

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2015-04-18: Gut bacteria, probiotics and other gut issues are featured this week

Saliva testing for certain gut bacteria correlates with risk and severity of Parkinson's disease; Stem cells used to create a lab model of the intestine for research purposes; Supplement suggestions to keep you healthy and testing for good absorption; The lack of agreement on what is a normal thyroid hormone level; Avoiding and treating diarrhea when traveling to other countries; Using probiotics to compensate for the effects of amoxicillin for a tooth infection; Strange symptoms in my head after getting a respiratory infection; Adverse symptoms will get a breast reduction operation paid for by insurance; What to do after lab tests indicate insulin resistance; Saccharomyces boulardii is the best probiotic to address a possible C. difficile infection after diverticulitis

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