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Ernesto Gutierrez, MD

Dr. E is a physician by training, an educator and communicator by choice. His training background includes an MD degree and additional degrees in Age Management and Regenerative Medicine. One of his passions is hosting his own podcast 'Dr. E’s Highway to Health Show', where he simplifies complex medical knowledge into everyday language and actionable steps. In it he opens up his rolodex of top scientists, researchers and thought leaders to bring his listeners the best about living ageless, alternative health science, cutting edge nutrition, practical fitness, and overall family wellbeing.
Recent episodes featuring Ernesto Gutierrez, MD
Optimizing Your Stem Cell Treatment
Dr. E’s Highway to Health Show: Living Ageless
Get this episode's resources Summary In this solo episode, I share with you some of the most common questions I've received recently regarding stem cell therapy. Specifically, about what else needs to be done to ensure maximum benefit from stem cell treatments. Actionable Steps Understand that stem cell therapy is something that must be done in conjunction with the rest of your treatment plan, not instead of it. Make sure that you do everything within your reach to improve your current condition before stem cell treatment. So look at improving your nutrition, your physical activity, limiting toxic exposures, etc. Ensure that you follow through with the recommended guidelines after the stem cell treatment. These include physical therapy, nutritional recommendations, rehabilitation, or even medications if your doctor prescribes them. For more thorough recommendations, make sure to download this episode's resources here. Get a FREE copy of my Stem Cell Book -> Show Notes How do stem cells work? [00:03:24] How our stem cells work [00:04:32] The difference between endogenous and exogenous stem cells [00:05:05] The effect exogenous stem cells have in our bodies What can be done to improve the outcome of stem cell therapy? [00:06:16] The number one thing to do before stem cell therapy [00:06:47] Ensuring that your body is in the best possible state helps ensure a maximum result from stem cell therapy [00:07:38] Why it is important to control inflammation before stem cell treatments. Example of a patient with autism. [00:08:16] You just need to do what you can to the best of your abilities. [00:09:04] It is not about just signing up for stem cell therapy and showing up for an injection. [00:09:54] Different conditions require different pre-treatment approaches [00:10:30] If your body's immune system is not in an ideal place, it will not be able to respond to the repair stimuli put out by the exogenous stem cells it received. [00:12:01] To know what you need to do for your specific condition, ask your doctor during consultation, what to do prior to stem cell treatment. [00:12:58] You should always pursue stem cell treatment in conjunction with everything else you're planning to do. What to do after stem cell therapy to ensure maximum benefit? [00:13:20] What else can I do or what should I be expected to do after treatment? [00:13:47] The mistake many doctors make that cause their patients to not get proper results. [00:14:17] Why doctors are neglecting this crucial step. [00:15:16] Why it is so important to be mindful of aftercare recommendations even if we are experiencing an immediate benefit. [00:15:52] The difference between an immediate improvement and the regenerative results that stem cells provide long term. [00:16:33] Rapid decrease in inflammation allows patients to feel good but this is not the complete result of treatment. [00:17:24] Orthopedic patients still require physical therapy after stem cell therapy to achieve the full potential result. [00:18:05] Stem cell therapy does not cure anything. [00:18:58] The most important source of inflammation [00:19:24] Follow up treatments may be required but they should always be disclosed prior to the initial treatment. Should stem cell treatments be repeated? [00:19:51] Do stem cell treatments have to be repeated? [00:20:03] In sports injuries the objective is for a single treatment to suffice. [00:20:21] In stem cell therapy for autism, the goal is also to achieve a noticeable improvement after a single treatment. And this improvement is expected to stay for as long as the patient avoids new toxic insults. [00:20:55] This is different in progressive and degenerative conditions where it is important to emphasize the need for repeat treatments. How to choose a stem cell provider [00:21:32] The most important question to ask yourself when choosing a stem cell provider. [00:22:19] Stem cell therapy is not a solution, it is a tool. [00:23:13] Chiropractors and midlevels are not qualified to provide stem cell treatments. [00:24:17] Ensuring patient safety is even more important than treatment efficacy. Complete Show Notes
23: A New Kind of Doctor Patient Relationship with Dr. Nick
Dr. E’s Highway to Health Show: Living Ageless
Get a FREE copy of my Stem Cell Book -> Summary Dr Nick holds an MD degree and is a board certified primary care physician who practices in Colorado and consults patients via telemedicine throughout the United States. His view of healthcare and modern doctor-patient relationships is a much needed breath of fresh air for an already stale model of sick-care. Actionable Steps Only change as many habits as you feel you can sustain for any given time. You lose fat in the kitchen and you gain muscle in the gym. Study how you eat. And most importantly, the motivations behind how you are eating. Show Notes [00:03:48] Continuity of care is very important for Dr. Nick as a physician and the reason he went into family medicine.  [00:04:09] Seeing the changes that can be accomplished by patients when they act as a unit with their doctors is only possible when there's trust and a solid relationship between doctor and patient. [00:04:50] Many Americans use Urgent Care as their primary care and that does not allow for a relationship to be built. [00:06:14] Dr E believes that patients who trust you as a doctor adhere much better to their treatment plans. [00:06:47] Dr Nick will not prescribe anything to his patients without them fully understanding the reasoning behind that prescription. [00:08:02] Encouraging patients to disagree with you as a doctor is a way to ensure buy-in, compliance and adherence to treatments. [00:09:03] Dr E thinks that as doctors we need to disclose what we think is the best course of action but always leave a door open to discussion with our patients. [00:09:59] The three conditions to select treatments are: Ensure that the treatment is proven safe and effective Incorporate learnings from your own clinical experience and expertise Consider patient preferences. [00:10:58] If a patient does not like a course of action, it does not matter how much you insist, they will probably not follow it. [00:12:43] Without patient buy-in they will not follow the treatment and you will become frustrated and not be able to help them. [00:13:54] As a physician, it is very important to go where patients are. And that includes social media which is why Dr Nick is so active on Instagram. [00:14:47] Dr Nick understands that patients will come to his office have searched their symptoms and gotten information from usually unreliable sources. [00:14:59] Instagram profiles that Dr Nick recommends: @drnadolsky @doctorfitandfabulous @drjoshuawolrich [00:15:22] Although social media followers are not Dr Nick's patients, he feels it is his role to help them from a health, fitness, nutrition and mindset aspects. [00:16:00] Dr E notes that these doctor influencers not only preach but actually follow the lifestyle they recommend. [00:17:43] Patients notice when their doctors are clearly not following themselves the advice they give out. And that shatters any notion of trust between them. [00:19:22] Doctors and health professionals should be health educators first and health "fixers" second. [00:20:34] Your doctor is not only responsible for your health but for the health of the community. [00:21:30] Health professionals need to give a better example of ideal health. And we need to be very vocal about it. [00:22:45] If doctors don't go out and educate the public, any other YouTuber will. Or they will be educated by the ads that food companies put out. [00:24:00] We live in an obesogenic society according to Dr Nick. [00:25:27] As consumers, we need to let companies know that they need to start putting out better products. We let them know by not buying the garbage they currently produce. [00:28:00] Actionable advice [00:29:58] Being dehydrated can trigger hunger because your body knows that there's water in foods. [00:31:20] There are several benefits to working out in the gym, but it is not the way to lose excess body fat. [00:33:47] If your goal is to lose body fat, you do that in the kitchen, not in the gym. [00:34:06] But you can only increase your metabolism in the gym. By lifting weights. [00:35:51] How to work with Dr Nick [00:39:10] You need to choose your doctor based on the trust they inspire you. Complete Show Notes
22: Surviving My  Food Addiction with Emily Boller
Dr. E’s Highway to Health Show: Living Ageless
Get a FREE copy of my Stem Cell Book -> Summary Emily Boller is the author of the book "Starved to Obesity" where she tells her story of food addiction from a chubby child to anorexic as a teenager and then becoming obese until age 47 where she decided to put an end to her addiction and turn her life around. In this episode we discussed why food addictions are so common and often go unrecognized by most of us, the burden they place not only on the addict but on their friends and family. We also discussed how she overcame it and she gives you a few pieces of advice to do the same yourself. Actionable Steps Study and learn about the science behind food addiction Understand the importance of "just one bite". Getting professional counsel. Episode Resources Contact Emily Website Facebook Instagram Books Starved to Obesity The Body Keeps the Score Note: You should assume that all links clickable are affiliate links. Show Notes 00:04:21 Emily explains how the more than 100 pounds of weight she lost, she's been able to keep off for over a decade. 00:04:50 Now she can participate in life, unlike before. 00:05:33 How did Emily get to become obese. 00:07:01 Her childhood chubbiness started since she was a newborn. 00:07:48 Emily shares about her upbringing and how sugar was used as a condiment in her home. 00:09:12 Why she started extreme dieting. 00:10:28 Emily became anorexic in high school. 00:11:10 After normalizing her weight and becoming engaged, a seemingly innocent comment triggered her insecurities and spiraled her out of control. 00:11:37 The price of not knowing what an eating disorder was. 00:12:06 Emily explains how unintentional bullying from her husband put her on the path to weight gain. 00:13:59 She shares her inability to manage cravings throughout her life. 00:16:14 Emily talks about all the diets and interventions she tried and how they never seemed to work. 00:17:42 Her life turned around when she started eating for nourishment instead of satiation. 00:21:51 She was finally free from food addiction. 00:22:15 Eleven years later, she had a small setback after lowering her guard during vacation. 00:23:07 Emily describes food addiction like the rip current underneath the waves in the ocean. You don't see it but it can take hold of you easily and won't let you go. 00:24:45 Emily experienced food bullying shortly after losing her 100 pounds. 00:25:10 Emily shares why she thinks people want you to stay overweight. 00:25:53 We discuss why it's so difficult to overcome food addiction. Even more so than other, better known addictions like drug and alcohol abuse. 00:26:51 Emily discovered she was on her own and had to stop caring about what others thought and said about her and her efforts. 00:27:46 Dr. E shares about how he and his wife are raising their son in terms of food choices. 00:29:01 Emily talks about how our society is normalizing food addictions. 00:31:02 Most people are unhealthy, which makes them "normal" and the people who go out of their way to be healthy are seen as "extreme". 00:31:42 Emily's first approach with the man who eventually changed her life. 00:32:47 Emily talks about her realization that she was indeed fighting an addiction. 00:33:08 The moment Emily decided to turn her life around. 00:34:03 How Emily went about changing her diet and lifestyle. 00:34:29 She shares everything else that improved in her life besides her improved appearance. 00:36:16 Emily talks about the prevalence of food addiction and how that affects families everywhere. 00:38:19 Food addicts are constantly living in shame. From themselves and others. 00:38:53 Eating habits start in childhood, and its parents who are responsible and empowered to set the course for a child's life. 00:40:37 Dr E talks about the book The Body Keeps the Score 00:41:26 Actionable advice from Emily 00:47:23 Emily gives hope and encouragement for other food addicts. Complete Show Notes Join our FREE Facebook Group ->
21: Holistic Menstrual Health with De'Nicea Hilton
Dr. E’s Highway to Health Show: Living Ageless
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> Summary De'Nicea Hilton is a doctor or Oriental Medicine who specializes in holistic menstrual health. In this episode we discussed what she refers to as "period bypassing", the need for further education in regards to menstrual health, and a lot more. Actionable Steps For Women Accept that menstruation and menstrual cycles are an important part of your biology which should not be avoided or "bypassed". Observe what happens in your body, the changes it experiences and how you feel throughout your cycle. Chart and Journal your findings. For Men Understand the menstrual cycle as something that happens throughout the month. Observe the changes and ask questions. Show Notes [00:03:23] What is holistic menstrual health. [00:03:36] How our environment interplays with our biology and affect menstrual health. [00:05:40] How traditional heatlhcare approaches menstrual disorders. [00:09:30] Why so many women get on birth control and are afraid of stopping it. [00:12:38] What is period bypassing. [00:15:18] Why it's better to use menstrual cups or pads instead of tampons. [00:15:57] Tampons leach chemicals that are easily absorbed into the blodstream. [00:17:43] Chemicals absorbed through the vaginal canal affect hormone signaling and production. [00:19:16] How young women are indoctrinated to believe that having a period is a nuisance. [00:20:43] The importance of educating (men and women) in regards to holistic menstrual health. [00:22:02] The menstrual "health" industry is constnatly adding more needs and products to push on young women which are aimed at addressing the "nuisance" that is menstruation. [00:26:39] How empowering women in terms of menstrual health can permeate in other areas of their life. [00:28:31] There are a lot of financial interests in the feminine hygiene product industry. [00:29:54] Women must start by accepting themselves as women. Healthy, fertile, women. [00:30:55] Schools are doing a disservice to everyone by not educating both boys and girls about menstrual health. [00:34:25] Actionable steps [00:37:17] Follow De'Nicea Hilton [00:37:51] Dr. E's closing remarks [00:40:57] Outro Complete Show Notes
20: The Power of Silver with Dr. Gordon Pedersen
Dr. E’s Highway to Health Show: Living Ageless
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> Summary Dr. Gordon Pedersen is a naturapathic doctor with a PhD in Toxicology and a PhD in Immunology. He's a clinician and medical researcher who has authored numerous books and is one of the world's leading experts in the use of silver as a therapeutic and wellness agent. In this episode of the Highway to Health Show, we spoke about achieving optimal health, what he calls 'The Essence of Wellness', the relationship between our gut and our brains and all the wonders of silver as a healing tool. Actionable Steps The ESSENCE of Wellness: Eat Sleep Supplement Exercise Neutralize toxins Clean water Eliminate stress Show Notes [00:03:29] What are the top misconceptions that traditional health care is missing? Why are we so far from health today? [00:04:00] One of the biggest obstacles to wellness is that we don't pick the tools that help ourselves heal ourselves. [00:05:00] Health is an active pursuit. It's not just the absence of disease but it's something that we have to actively be pursuing. [00:05:32] The word essence it literally means the most important part of something. So the essence of wellness would be the most important part of wellness. Eat, Sleep, Supplement, Exercise, Neutralize toxins, Clean water, and Eliminate stress; when you put the essence of wellness in your control you start to realize that this is not just a good commonsense idea. It's actually common sense medicine. [00:06:37] Different types of exercise elicit a different immune responses on natural killer cells and other important immune cells in the body. And what happened was with exercise alone we would get an immune system increase of about 37 percent. But when we combined it with certain herbal supplements we'd get 255 percent. Then when we include it sleep we'd again get a higher increase. when you eat, and sleep, and exercise, and do all of these components of the essence of wellness each one builds like compounding interest in the bank. [00:07:41] the essence of wellness are things that are within our control. [00:07:54] There is no question about whether we can control how we sleep, the quality of our sleep, the time that we spend in bed. There is no question about whether we can control what we eat, how to avoid certain toxins. [00:08:25] Some patients that never, ever should have gotten well carry such a great attitude and such a willingness to work with their body that they get well even when the doctors are scratching their heads going "we don't know why". [00:08:52] What am I thinking about and what am I doing every single day to deserve the healing that I might need during a medical crisis? [00:09:52] How you gut health affects your mood and mindset. [00:11:58] why you feel great when you eat well and you feel awful when you eat bad. [00:12:54] The benefits of silver over antibiotics [00:13:58] Why silver is so unknown. [00:14:46] Current uses of silver in medicine. [00:16:24] Why so many of us have dysbioses [00:19:50] The results of silver in a child with autism. [00:21:15] Why is silver applied to newborn's eyes at birth. [00:22:02] Where to learn more about silver. [00:23:00] The importance of reliable sources of information. [00:24:13] Different forms of using silver for wellness. [00:26:01] Dr. Pedersen's thoughts on vaccinations. [00:29:36] What to look for when buying silver products. [00:31:27] How to apply silver gels for vaginal infections. [00:32:08] Using silver for bladder infections. [00:33:44] What Dr E means when he says that health is an active process. [00:34:19] Dr. Pedersen endorses Dr E. [00:35:28] Dr. Pedersen's experience in Africa treating Malaria with silver. Complete Show Notes
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