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Optimizing Your Stem Cell Treatment
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 -> https://dre.show/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
Get a FREE copy of my Stem Cell Book -> https://dre.show/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
Get a FREE copy of my Stem Cell Book -> https://dre.show/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 -> https://dre.show/group
21: Holistic Menstrual Health with De'Nicea Hilton
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/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
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/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
19: The Power of Positivity with Sas Edwards
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary Sas Edwards is a Cancer Recovery Coach who helps people through the hardest time of their life to shift vibration in order to get out of victim mode and rise above cancer. In this episode she shares some of her strategies and how they can help anyone wanting to shift their point of view and experience life in a more joyful and rich manner. Actionable Steps Write a letter to your younger self. Write a letter to your older self. Do a life wheel exercise regularly (see example in show notes). Complete Show Notes
18: Healing Mind and Body with Laura Di Franco
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary Laura Di Franco, Master in Physical Therapy is the owner of Brave Healer Productions and a powerhouse who writes to Feng Shui her soul. She’s a 6-time published poet and author, inspirational speaker, holistic physical therapist and third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do with over two decades of experience in healing. She was born to build a revolution of brave healers who are getting their badass, authentic voices published in order to heal the world with their words. Actionable Steps Start a journal Breathe deeply Be mindful of your thoughts Show Notes What it means to practice holistically. The thread that connects all her seemingly unrelated fields and experiences. How sports influenced her journey into physical therapy. All her life has teen about seeking Joy. How she overcame imposter's syndrome and how she now helps her clients do the same. The testimonial she received which changed her professional life. Why it is so important for doctors to give hope to patients. Giving hope is like a tiny bit of healing that changes a patient's mindset and outlook. Mental support for patients is not intended to replace traditional methods. Complete Show Notes
17: Prioritize Yourself with Dr. Orlena Kerek
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary Dr Orlena Kerek is a former pediatrician, turned health, weight and life coach helping women over 40 achieve their ideal lives. In this episode we spoke about the importance of prioritizing yourself in order to not only be healthier and happier but also to be more present with your family. Actionable Steps Prioritize yourself Prioritize your sleep Show Notes Why Dr Orlena went into medicine Why she stopped practicing pediatrics How she's found her ideal life in Spain The reasoning behind her career shift and become a health coach for women over 40 Dr Orlena's passion lies in helping people realize that they can lead a healthy life through nutrition, exercise, sleep and mindfulness. How to start creating the life you want. The importance of recognizing how our brains are "negatively wired" and how it affects our life. Why she focuses so much on educating patients instead of prescribing solutions. Why she refers to herself now as "a doctor before you need a doctor". Why it is so important to prioritize yourself. How to start putting yourself first. The reasons that hold people back from prioritizing themselves. Why me time is so important for mothers. Learning to enjoy the bad bits of life because without them, there would be no good bits either. Complete Show Notes
16: How to Drink Ketones with Frank Llosa
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary Frank Llosa, founder and CEO of KetoneAid joined me to talk about the different types of exogenous ketones and how they fit into a healthy ketogenic diet. Unsurprisingly, we learned about companies marketing their salts for weight loss or as a way for you to stay in ketosis while eating crap. Which is utter BS… Listen to this episode to learn about the different kinds of exogenous ketones, how and why to take them, what you can expect and a lot more. Actionable Steps Decide to change your lifestyle and clean out your cupboards, cabinets, fridge and get rid of everything that would sway you from your goals. Learn from other people on the same journey. Try KetoneAid exogenous ketone esters and experience ketosis. Show Notes The keto diet has taken the world of diet and nutrition by storm recently. And with that has come a bunch of ways to "hack" your way into ketosis so you can (in theory) have your cake and eat it too! One of such hacks are exogenous ketones. So, the whole point of following a ketogenic diet is to use your body's fat reserves as energy. Basically, your liver converts your fat into energy which your cells can utilize instead of glucose. This process generates ketone bodies (simply referred to as ketones) which fuel your cells. The problem is that most of us become carb-dependent very early on in our lives. So when we decide to transition and switch from carbs to fat for fuel, it is not a smooth transition. It usually takes time and a very strict low carb diet for us to become fat adapted. And during this period of time we might suffer of the "keto flu". The keto flu is simply a collection of flu-like symptoms that may occur to people who are transitioning to a fat adapted metabolism. It usually resolves with a few modifications to our diets such as adding salt and drinking more water. Unsurprisingly, many people give up the keto diet at this point and never get to experience true ketosis. Enter exogenous ketones. By supplementing your body with the ketones it needs while it reaches the point of ketosis by diet alone can be a very effective way of getting you fat-adapted. The problem came when some companies decided to start marketing their exogenous ketones for weight loss and as a way for you to be able to eat all the carbs you wanted while staying in ketosis. This is not possible. Or healthy. And to add to the mix, it turns out that not all the ketones are created equal. There's ketone salts and there's ketone esters. Complete Show Notes
15: Talk Back to Your Anxiety with Dr Roseann Capanna-Hodge
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary In this episode, Dr. E is joined by Dr. Roseann Capanna-Hodge, a clinical psychologist practicing in Ridgefield and Newton, CT. She is a licensed professional counselor, a certified integrative medicine mental health provider and a board certified neurofeedback provider and is the originator of the 360º Reboot Intensive Therapies Program. Dr Roseann shares her experience in the field of stress and anxiety management. She explains how she empowers her patients to recognize and talk back to anxiety in order to live a better life. Amongst the things discussed about stress and anxiety are: what causes them, what happens in your brain when you're anxious, what makes it worse, and when to seek out professional help. Actionable Steps Break the worry talk and stop shaming yourself.  Quit the negative chatter. We are too hard on ourselves. Intentionally switch a negative thought into a positive one. Acknowledge that stress and anxiety are affecting your quality of life. Seek out professional help from an integrative/holistic mental health provider. Find a therapist who will be your coach. Meditate. Visualize and practice seeing yourself with a smile on your face. Set aside at least two minutes a day for positive visualizations, meditation. Get adequate sleep and proper nutrition to optimize your brain health and reduce inflammation. Switch to a low carb, less inflammatory diet. See Dr. E's suggestions in the resource section. Show Notes In this episode, Dr. Roseann shares her knowledge and expertise on stress and anxiety to help us learn: The difference between stress and anxiety. What can we do each day to keep our brain healthy. What tools to use to help us cope with and manage stress. How to recognize your default perspective on life in order to help you manage stress. The bottom-up and the top-down approaches to managing stress. The ways that nutrition affects how our brain functions daily. How to recognize the warning signs of children experiencing stress and anxiety. What parents can do to help their children who are experiencing stress and anxiety. Why you should seek help from an integrative or holistic mental health provider. Complete Show Notes
14: Building Resilience with Christopher McKinney
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary Christopher McKinney, master resilience trainer and founder of Closer to the Hole Resilience Reformation, joins Dr. E for a lively discussion on the importance of resilience in helping you to be your best self in all aspects of life so you can reach your full potential. Actionable Steps Set goals. Remember, words have meaning. Reframe your vocabulary to instill resiliency. Take a cold shower. This is the easiest hard thing to do. Show Notes How resilience affects our health, well being, and everyday life. Why you want to be the golf ball and not the egg. Why resilience is a crucial skill to develop and teach children and how to model resilience. How resilience is different from optimism. How resilience training helped him once he recognized he was suffering from PTSD, and how that experience led him to his current role as a resilience coach. How resilience gets you out of the everyday routine and off of autopilot. The importance of setting goals and how to set them. Why it's important to seek moments of introspection. How changing your words creates a different meaning and leads to resilience. Complete Show Notes
13: Overcoming Anxiety with Regina Lawrence
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary Regina Lawrence is a self proclaimed noble struggler who had built her identity around her seven-year career as an attorney. She wore her busyness, hard work, drive for success, and her stress as a badge of honor until she had nothing left for herself and was burned out. Join Dr. E as he welcomes Regina to talk about managing stress and anxiety. Actionable Steps When you are suffering from a lot of stress and anxiety, make sure to create space for quiet time. Every day for at least 10 minutes - you can meditate, sit in silence, go for a walk, go to the gym, or sit for a cup of coffee. Examine and take note of when and where you start to feel stressed and anxious? Identify what triggers this? Is there a pattern? When you can identify when and where stress and anxiety are coming into your life, you can study your behaviors and try to understand who you are and where this is happening in your life. Once you've identified the patterns, identify when in your life you started to feel stressed and anxious in those types of moments.  If we can recognize our reactions as learned behaviors from long ago, we can reframe our response. Show Notes How mindset and stress levels have a profound effect on every area of mind, body, and soul. How stress and anxiety manifest in physical ailments. How Regina took her experience and what she learned and turned it into a new career of helping others. How being a noble struggler and taking care of everyone else, leaves you with nothing left for yourself, except burnout. Why human connection is so important, and why we are starving for it. When should someone seek help. How Regina guides her clients to overcome stressors and enjoy life more fully and peacefully. Complete Show Notes
12: How I Beat Cancer with Gary Heyer
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group Summary Gary Heyer joins Dr. E to share his journey and the resources he's used to reach his healthiest self.Gary was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer on December 22, 2017 and was CANCER FREE as of September 11, 2018. He has 180’d his lifestyle and will share how a combination of simple changes can produce results you never thought possible. In this episode, you'll hear Gary's story and learn how to get access to the very products and practices that not only changed Gary’s life… they saved his life! Actionable Steps Get really comfortable having uncomfortable conversations to identify habits or lifestyles that are detrimental to your health. You need to recognize where you are, so you can know where to go. Find people you don't already know who are going through a similar experience and get to know their stories. Make sure you have the support and love of family but don't look to them for advice or guidance - go to those who have fought the fight already. Knowing someone who has gone through it before brings hope. Research and educate yourself on how to implement things into your lifestyle to help you feel better and be healthier. Show Notes Gary's diagnosis and rapid road to remission. The poor habits that rob you of health. How setting incremental goals for each day has a compound effect. The importance of a positive mindset. The two products Gary recommends for the biggest impact and how they impacted his journey to health. How listening to others' stories really helped Gary on his journey. Why you need to take ownership of your health and do the work to take care of your body. The importance of avoiding negative labels, e.g. cancer patient. Don't let the diagnosis define you. How to live the healthiest version of yourself while you can. The importance of research and educating yourself on what you can do to promote increased energy, health, and feeling good. Complete Show Notes
11: Say Goodbye To The Dad Bod with Michael Ashford
Join our FREE Facebook Group -> https://dre.show/group . Summary In this episode, Dr. E 'The Stem Cell Guy' interviews Michael Ashford, certified personal trainer and founder of Fit Dad Fitness. Since 2012, Michael has dedicated himself to living a healthy, active lifestyle by working out at least five times a week. He also changed his diet as he recognized that so much of our health is directly linked to the foods we consume. Through Fit Dad Fitness, Michael's mission is to equip fathers to live an active, involved, healthy life with their children. Actionable Steps Lift weights. Eat real food. Focus on how you want to feel; not how you want to look. Show Notes Skinny doesn't mean you're healthy. Michael knew his health was not where it could or should be. He wanted a lifetime of longevity and health. When someone starts getting physically healthier, other aspects of their life transform - mental wellness, better mood, increased confidence. Michael wants to help dads improve their health and wellness so their bodies have the ability to do what they want to do and won't hold them back from any experiences they can have with their children well into the future. Find out why Michael became a certified personal trainer and why is he targeting dads. Health is simple and Michael equips people with good information to get started in making a difference with their health. Take care of yourself first. Make it a priority. Be an example for your kids. Complete Show Notes
10: Optimizing Women's Health with Dr. Jaime Seeman
Dr. Jaime Seeman shares how she bounced back to health, fitness, and well-being after being diagnosed with pre-diabetes during her third pregnancy. She only makes recommendations to her patients if she hasn't tried it first and seen success with it. We need to make time to optimize our health. Start with nutrition because many ailments stem from poor nutrition. The importance of getting your family aligned with your goal. Educate your kids early on about nutrition to empower them to make food choices based on how it makes them feel and how it fuels their body. She shares how to take control over helping your body heal itself. She understands we experience greater success when we simplify things. The only diet that will work for you is the one you will actually follow. She found a sustainable way to optimize her health. Actionable Steps: Eliminate sugar and flours. Any crushed grain wreaks havoc on blood sugars. Move your body. Find a daily pattern, even small things like taking stairs and parking further away. Start exercising where you are sweaty, exerting effort, and increasing heart rate. Look into your family health history and educate yourself in what you can do now to prevent or reduce your risk of these diseases.
09: Infertility Sucks with Pradeepa Narayanaswamy
Following her own struggle with infertility - labeled as "unexplained infertility", Pradeepa recognized the need for women and men to be supported in this emotional journey through infertility. She views infertility as a disease and wants to promote awareness of how much infertility is present. 1 in 3 women miscarry in lifetime 1 in 8 couples are going through infertility challenges The fertility industry is becoming a $20 billion industry - not just the clinics but companies ready to take advantage of the desperation of couples wanting to get pregnant.  She tried it all in her 12-year journey - hoping for a magic pill. She was stuck. Nothing worked, even after trying everything. The strain affected everything in her life. She tried traditional counseling, but that didn't seem to be what she needed. She was looking for something different. She doesn't promise her clients a baby as an outcome. She helps them get a good mindset to go into treatments, so the experience can be more positive. Men benefit from her coaching as well. She partners with doctors and clinics to offer 1/2 day workshops, mainly targeted for women just starting the fertility journey. Helps then get the right attitude from the start.
08: Is Your Environment Affecting Your Family? with Barry Smeltzer, MPAS PA-C
• Barry recognizes we are creating an environment that causes us to be susceptible to deficiencies, disease, and illness. • There so much in our current environment from an exposure standpoint that can affect our health, that just didn't exist years ago. We have to be actively addressing this exposure to maintain our health. Today, more than 50% of children in public school has a health condition requiring medication. • Managing illness is not health, and education is critically important. Do your own research through the Environmental Working Group (www.ewg.org). The EWG is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting human health and the environment. They are the chemical experts for the Environmental Medicine Academy. • Barry shares why the state of Hawaii has outlawed sunscreen, and why this should concern us, too. The EWG publishes a safe sunscreen recommendation along with many other EWG verified products which are free from the EWG's chemicals of concern. • Barry helps us understand the effects of vitamin D deficiency, especially in children, and how we can counteract this. • Barry touches on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and how can we decrease exposure - especially in kids who are still developing. • EMF is a high level of pollution. We don't yet know the long term effect because EMF hasn't been out that long. Being diligent and reasonable regarding EMF is tough because we can't see or feel EMF like we see or smell smoke and other pollution. • Barry recognizes we are creating an environment that causes us to be susceptible to deficiencies, disease, and illness. He feels our country is at risk of an epidemic which will affect everyone because we are not prepared from a health standpoint to fight something that will affect the entire population. • The best thing for parents and concerned individuals to do is to go out and learn. Educate yourselves, but be careful because a lot of available information is unfiltered. • This is where medical professionals should come in. They should acknowledge that people will be seeking information and team up with them, listen to them, and guide them in the right direction. • Barry shares his perspective on vaccinations. He's not against vaccinations but hopes we move toward ensuring they are safe for all. Parents should educate themselves on the risks involved in every choice - to vaccinate or not. • Barry urges us to create a lifestyle that leads to better health, and then live that lifestyle. Lead by example - your kids look at what you're doing and follow.
07:  Dr. Nisha Chellam, MD - Creating Health Not Managing Disease
Actionable Steps Take responsibility - don't walk into doctor's office saying "I'm really scared because my mom, or grandma, aunt, or other family member...has history of breast cancer or other disease, and I'm going to get it too." Instead, discuss with physician that you have a strong history of that disease. Partner with your doctor, ask to be educated in how you can prevent or minimize the likelihood of getting that disease. You can take ownership and help create your health. How you do one thing in life is how you do everything in life. Remember self-care. If you don't take care of the external you, you probably aren't taking care of the internal you. If you feel there is power in a pill, think of the power in your food. Focus on plant based nutrition. The source of energy on earth is the sun. The only organism on earth that can capture the energy of the sun are plants through photosynthesis. Bonus: Dr. Chellam's nutritional recommendations for health and longevity: She does not advocate one specific eating plan, but she focuses on individual hard wiring, environmental-metabolic profile, and personal desires so it can be sustainable. She does believe that our micro biome benefits from a high fiber -plant rich- whole food diet. Eliminate processed foods. Episode notes: Dr. Chellam shares what caused her to transition from internal medicine to functional medicine where she treats patients as a whole. Rather than treating the symptoms, she partners with patients using a science based approach to understand not only the disease but the person experiencing the disease. We need to stop normalizing inadequate health and focus on creation of health and wellness rather than management of disease. Take ownership of your health. Seek out a physician who will educate you and partner with you. Functional medicine focuses on getting the body to function normally again. What does your body need in order to heal? What does your body need to remove in order to heal? You need to create in your body the right environment for healing to occur. Dr. Chellam's goal is to get her patients to optimal health & well-being no matter where they are. Engage them in their own health.
06: Josh McLean - Are You Living on Autopilot?
In this episode: Josh shares about his “double life” of working at Nike in the mornings and spending his evenings helping people change their lives for the better. How hitting rock bottom allowed him to reevaluate this priorities and forced him to turn his life around. Josh and Dr. E discuss The Power of Not Now as a tool to free up mental bandwidth and focus on what’s important right now. You can do anything in life, as soon as you accept that you can’t do everything. The importance of “creating margins” in your life and getting in the habit of reevaluating your life’s course regularly. It’s imperative to slow down in order to take in all the information we require to make life-changing decisions. If we’re constantly going at full-speed, we miss the details and can only focus on what’s immediately in front of us.
05: Jay Cole - How to Stop Freaking Out
Jay is not your everyday meditation author. He went from a background in the arts and graphic design to touring around Canada with a hiphop crew and performing in front of thousands of people throughout his twenties. Sex, Drugs and Rap music encompassed most of Jay's life at this point but he soon realized that living hard, needed to change. So he moved to California where he discovered yoga and rediscovered his long forgotten meditation practice. In this episode you will learn: How Jay discovered meditation as a child when trying to get away from his siblings' constant bickering. How the roughest times of his life have been those where he has not maintained a regular mindfulness practice. The profound implications that meditation has in our physiology. How you can start meditating today regardless of where you are.
04: Dr E - Is This Keto?
Some of the questions answered are: Why is it good to eat fat? How can you get into ketosis? What type of low-carb diet is better for me? What does this have to do with fasting? What is the best way to transition to a low-carb diet? How to calculate net carbs. Things to avoid when going low-carb.
03: Dr E - Introduction to Stem Cell Therapy
What's the difference between autologous and allogeneic stem cell treatments. Where are stem cells obtained from? Is stem cell therapy even legal in the United States? Why are some doctors (erroneously) saying that a stem cell product is FDA approved? What kind of conditions can be treated with stem cell therapy. Important questions to ask your doctor regarding stem cell therapy.
02: Dr. George Zafra - Basics of Skin Care and Aesthetic Medicine
00:00:38: Dr. E Introduces Dr. George Zafra 00:01:42: Dr. Zafra shares his background in aesthetics 00:04:50: Differences in aesthetic trends in the US vs UK and the rest of Europe 00:06:58: Dr. Zafra explains that aesthetic doctors do more than just provide a treatment 00:10:40: The importance of approaching aesthetic patients in a holistic way 00:13:45: What Dr. Zafra does to complement his cosmetic treatments 00:16:04: How Dr. Zafra approaches his patients' cosmetic concerns 00:19:24: The creams Dr. Zafra recommends 00:22:03: How and when to use sunscreen 00:26:10: The importance of washing your face daily 00:28:25: Dr. E extracts the actionable steps for this episode 00:29:22: Where to find Dr. Zafra and closing remarks
Simplifying Your Road To Health With Dr. E.
Dr. E shares his mission for the podcast and why he wanted to create a health related podcast that is easily accessible to the regular person. It's not for those in the bio-hacking community. It's a show for families that want to take better care of themselves and not have to earn a degree to understand how to do that. What people really want to learn to improve their health and how 'too much' information online can be a detriment. Why a guided mentor can help you make the best health choices, and why this show will serve you as your mentor. Let's simplify your road to health and find out how it does not have to be complicated. Dr. E shares what episodes are coming up, what to expect, what kinds of experts you'll hear from and how to convert the knowledge to actionable steps. Where mental health fits into your overall health and how regenerative medicine fits in too. Where to ask your questions to get them answered on the show. What Master Classes to expect in future episodes. Dr. E covers coaching patients on preventative medicine Why many 'diets' don't typically work Defining your identity is a first step - Dr. E. explains. How to get started with meditations for your path to health, and what habits to create.
Introduction to Highway To Health Show With Dr. E
Dr. E - The Stem Cell Guy is interviewed to introduce the show. The shows mission is to enable you to make the best choices to boost your energy, enhance your physical appearance, and improve your overall health and wellness, Dr. E's expert guidance will empower you to make better choices to start living the life you want to live today! Dr. E shares his background, education and specialties including stem cells, aging and regenerative medicine. How regenerative medicine helps the body heal in a non traditional way, and how the modalities have been effective for many patients. Dr. E wants to bridge the gap and increase the understanding, so that everyday families can make better choices. His mission is to empower people to make healthier decisions and demystify the medicine. Dr. E explains what cutting edge nutrition is and how it can help you create a healthier life. Why are stem cells and stem cell treatments important and what do we need to know about them? What is optimized health and how do stem cells fit into the equation? Dr. E shares what's happening right now in the industry of anti aging and how do stem cells assist with anti aging?
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