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BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott as he empowers your better health!

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BetterHealthGuy.com was the result of Scott's personal journey through Lyme disease and mold illness. Throughout his twenty years of recovering his health, Scott was fortunate enough to be introduced to many experts and healers in the health arena. BetterHealthGuy Blogcasts are interviews with many of these experts on topics such as Lyme disease, mold illness, parasites, detoxification, emotional health, and much more. Follow Scott as he empowers your better health!

    Episode #160: Energetic Diagnosis with Dr. Neil Nathan, MD

    Episode #160: Energetic Diagnosis with Dr. Neil Nathan, MD

    Why You Should Listen:  In this episode, you will learn about the evaluation of personal energies using intuition and medical devices to diagnose and treat complex medical illnesses. About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Neil Nathan.  Neil Nathan, MD has been a Board-Certified Family Physician and is a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine.  He recently retired from clinical practice after nearly 5 decades of patient care.  From the time that he began medical school at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, it has always been his passion to try to help as many of his patients as possible.  He was never satisfied with sending patients home with the cliché: “Sorry, we just don’t have any answers for you.” For him, and for his patients, conventional medicine had many answers, but sometimes they weren’t enough.  Starting his 50-year medical career as a family physician, he delivered babies, did some minor surgery and worked in the emergency room, providing the most comprehensive care that he could.  Over the years, he found that other disciplines held the promise of providing useful answers for those patients who did not respond adequately to conventional medical care.  Slowly his practice evolved into something new, that did not really have a name, and he called it Complex Medical Problem Solving.  Over time, he found himself working mostly with those unfortunate patients who had not received a clear diagnosis from conventional medicine and were suffering with persistent and debilitating illnesses including Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Lyme disease with its coinfections, Autism, and all varieties of Chronic Pain, amongst others.  He is the author of several popular books including his 2018 book "Toxic: Heal Your Body from Mold Toxicity, Lyme Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, and Chronic Environmental Illness" and his 2021 book "Energetic Diagnosis" and 2022 update “Mold and Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment 2022”.
    Key Takeaways:
    Why is conventional medicine not open to many tools in the energy realm? What is the ideal balance of biochemistry vs. physics in a treatment protocol? Is intuition a form of energetic diagnosis? Are empaths more likely to develop physical illnesses? What are energetic cords? What is an energy vampire? Are energy medicine tools necessary as a counterbalance to the increasing levels of EMFs in our environment? What are tools like FSM and LENS? How does one become a healer? What is the piezoelectric effect? Can energetic stagnation be felt using palpation? What can be learned about healing from interactions with plants? Can physical illnesses originate in the spiritual realm? Connect With My Guest:
    http://NeilNathanMD.com
    Related Resources:
    Book: Energetic Diagnosis
    Book: Mold and Mycotoxins: Current Evaluation and Treatment 2022
    Interview Date:
    January 21, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode160.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer: 
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority. 

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode #159: Integrative Cardiology with Dr. Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC

    Episode #159: Integrative Cardiology with Dr. Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about Integrative Cardiology.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Jack Wolfson. Jack Wolfson, DO, FACC is a board-certified cardiologist and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has emerged as one of the world’s leading holistic natural cardiologists and was a Natural Choice Award Winner in the Holistic MD category from Natural Awakenings Magazine. His ideas have been featured by NBC and CNN and covered in publications like USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Prior to opening Wolfson Integrative Cardiology, Dr. Jack was Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Paradise Valley Hospital in Arizona. He was also a partner in Arizona’s largest cardiology practice. As a trusted leader in heart health and natural heart health, Dr. Jack has taught more than 10,000 physicians his natural heart health best practices. His book, The Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health, was an Amazon #1 best seller. He is an in-demand lecturer about natural healthy living without Big Pharma pills and invasive procedures.
    Key Takeaways:
    Why is cholesterol not the cardiovascular risk factor once thought to be? How might one mitigate the impact of statin medications? How important is LDL particle size and LP(a)? What is the role of sugar in higher levels of cholesterol? Should salt be avoided? Is aspirin beneficial for minimizing heart attacks and strokes? Can supplemental calcium lead to systemic calcification? How might the Carnivore diet be helpful? Might reverse osmosis or distilled water be a healthy option? What is the role of food allergy in systemic inflammation? What are the primary causes of high blood pressure? Is POTS a cardiovascular problem or an autonomic nervous system problem? What is the role of nitric oxide in optimizing circulation? Does poor dentition contribute to cardiovascular issues? What infections or toxicants may contribute to heart issues? Can EMFs impact the electrical system of the heart? What are some tools that can be helpful in supporting optimal cardiovascular health? Connect With My Guest:
    https://NaturalHeartDoctor.com
    Related Resources:
    Book: Paleo Cardiologist: The Natural Way to Heart Health - https://FreeHeartBook.com
    https://WolfsonIntegrativeCardiology.com
    https://TheDrsWolfson.com
    Interview Date:
    January 5, 2022
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode159.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Episode #158: Chronic UTIs and Interstitial Cystitis with Ruth Kriz, MSN, APRN

    Episode #158: Chronic UTIs and Interstitial Cystitis with Ruth Kriz, MSN, APRN

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about chronic UTIs and Interstitial Cystitis.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Ruth Kriz. Utilizing her functional medicine background as well as experience in microbiology and teaching pharmacology, Ruth Kriz, MSN, APRN has spent the majority of her professional career as a Nurse Practitioner working with Chronic UTI and Interstitial Cystitis patients. Her practice expanded to patients from almost all the states in the US as well as from 35 countries who came to her seeking answers beyond symptom management. Through molecular testing, an understanding of the genetics common to these patients, and an understanding of how this contributes to chronic infection and biofilms, she has been able to successfully treat this population. These factors have broad implications for other chronic infections (sinus, prostate, ear infections, wounds, etc.) as well as fibromyalgia, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions in which biofilms are an important contributor. She has closed her medical practice, but she has reinvented as a consultant to help practitioners learn how to utilize her approach for curing these patients.
    Key Takeaways:
    How do chronic UTIs evolve into Interstitial Cystitis (IC) over time? What are the primary contributors to chronic UTIs and IC? How is the potential for infection best explored in these conditions? What types of microbes are commonly found in these patients? Do chronic Lyme disease and mold illness play a role in these conditions? What are the key genetic contributors? What role does ammonia play in creating the right environment for microbial overgrowth? How might Nrf2 support be helpful in treating these conditions? What is the role of hypercoagulation and biofilm? How does vitamin D impact these conditions? Is MCAS involved in chronic UTIs and IC? Are oxalates a primary contributor? What are some of the treatment options to explore? Why is detoxification support important? What is the prognosis for those dealing with chronic UTIs and IC? Connect With My Guest:
    https://RuthKriz.com
    Related Resources:
    Slides
    Femologist
    LiveUTIFree
    Interview Date:
    December 9, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode158.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode #157: The Survival Paradox with Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc

    Episode #157: The Survival Paradox with Dr. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about “The Survival Paradox: Reversing the Hidden Cause of Aging and Chronic Disease”.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Isaac Eliaz. Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc is a recognized expert in the field of integrative medicine, focusing on cancer and complex conditions. He is a respected clinician, researcher, author, educator, and mind-body practitioner. Dr. Eliaz partners with leading research institutes, including Harvard, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and Columbia to co-author scientific studies on today’s most serious conditions. He has spent decades studying meditation with an emphasis on healing and deepening the mind-body connection. Dr. Eliaz is the founder and medical director of Amitabha Medical Clinic & Healing Center in Santa Rosa, California.
    Key Takeaways:
    How is the body's ability to survive often a major contributor to a state of poor health? How can we learn to breathe deeply in the midst of fear, anxiety, and panic? How does feeling safe lead to lower levels of oxygen and create an environment for infections and even cancer? Can limbic system retraining shift one from a state of survival to a state of harmony? What is the "architect of the survival response"? Can galectin-3 be tested for with traditional labs? What is the role of galectin-3 in the formation of biofilms? Can targeting galectin-3 flip the inflammation switch to the off position? How does an individual survival focus make us sick? How can galectin-3 be reduced with modified citrus pectin (MCP)? How might MCP act as a prebiotic and support the microbiome? How important is exploring and resolving trauma in order to improve health? How might therapeutic apheresis be a tool for reducing galectin-3? What is the role of galectin-3 in kidney and liver health? Is galectin-3 involved in hypercoagulation or hyperviscosity? Does galectin-3 play a role in neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, or ALS? Can a focus on mental and emotional health improve our detoxification capacity on a physical level? Does the body detoxify more efficiently when inflammation is reduced? Connect With My Guest:
    https://SurvivalParadox.com
    Interview Date:
    November 23, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode157.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Episode #156: Mold as a Root Cause of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Beth O'Hara, FN

    Episode #156: Mold as a Root Cause of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome with Beth O'Hara, FN

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about mold and mycotoxins as a root cause of Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Beth O'Hara. Beth O’Hara, FN is a Functional Naturopath specializing in complex chronic immune conditions related to Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Histamine Intolerance. She is the founder and owner of Mast Cell 360, a Functional Naturopathy Practice designed to look at all factors surrounding health conditions: genetic, epigenetic, biochemical, physiological, environmental, and emotional. Her subspecialties are Mold Toxicity and Genetic Analysis in the area of Mast Cell Activation and Histamine Intolerance. She designed Mast Cell 360 to be the kind of practice she wished had existed when she was severely ill with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Histamine Intolerance, Neural Inflammation, Lyme, Mold Toxicity, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue. Her mission today is to be a guiding light for others with Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, Histamine Intolerance and these related conditions in their healing journeys. Through her Mast Cell 360 Root Cause process, she discovers the unique root factors affecting each of her clients’ health issues, building personalized, effective roadmaps for healing. She holds a doctorate in Functional Naturopathy, a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Bachelor's degree in Physiological Psychology. She is certified in Functional Genomic Analysis and is a Research Adviser for the Nutrigenetic Research Institute.
    Key Takeaways:
    How common is mold as a trigger for MCAS? What internal and external testing options are helpful for exploring mold? What environments are common contributors to mold exposure? What factors have created the perfect storm for mold toxicity? Are some conditions difficult to fix or resistant to treatment if mold has not been addressed first? What is the connection between mold illness and salicylate intolerance? What role do chemicals and pesticides play in terms of toxicant contribution to chronic illness? Does finding Actinomycetes in a water-damaged building change the course of treatment? Are most clients stuck in a Cell Danger Response? What are some seemingly good interventions that may backfire when one is stuck in CDR? What is Beth's 8 step approach to addressing mold illness? How important is a focus on the nervous system, vagus nerve, and limbic system in support of recovery? Can most clients remediate, or do they need to move? How important is a low lectin diet? What are some tips for improving hydration and constipation? What are some of her favorite tools for stabilizing mast cells? Which binders have been most helpful for her clients? How are detoxification and drainage supported? What tools may be helpful for addition colonization? What does recovery look like? Connect With My Guest:
    https://MastCell360.com
    Related Resources:
    MC360 Precision Mold Master Class Course
    10% off code mentioned in the podcast at 01:30:50
    Mast Cell Nervous System Reboot Course
    10% off code mentioned in the podcast at 01:30:50
    Interview Date:
    November 12, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode156.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclosure:
    BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of MastCell360.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode #155: Unfunc Your Gut with Dr. Peter Kozlowski, MD

    Episode #155: Unfunc Your Gut with Dr. Peter Kozlowski, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about how to boost your immune system, heal your gut, and unlock your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Peter Kozlowski. Peter Kozlowski, MD uses a broad array of tools to find the source of the body's dysfunction. He takes the time to listen to his patients and plots their history on a timeline, considering what makes them unique and co-creating with them a truly individualized care plan. Currently he works with patients online and in person via his Chicago, Illinois and Bozeman, Montana based offices. Dr. Kozlowski did his residency in Family Practice but started training in Functional Medicine as an intern. He trained in the clinics with leaders in his field including Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Deepak Chopra, and Dr. Susan Blum. His recently published book “Unfunc Your Gut” encapsulates his collaborative, patient-first healthcare approach which offers a blend of medical insight and the experiential wisdom of his own healing journey through addiction recovery. Overall Doc Koz inspires us to seek and find real answers to "what's going on with my health?" and empowers readers with practical strategies to achieve true balance of body, mind, and spirit. His expertise is in gut health, but he also works daily with food sensitivities, hormone imbalances, detoxing from toxic chemicals such as heavy metals and mold, and most importantly mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
    Key Takeaways:
    Why are so many people experiencing issues with gut health? What are the 5 main areas to explore regardless of a diagnosis? What is the gut-brain connection? Can the mind change our microbiome? How often are tension or dysregulation within the nervous system a roadblock to recovery? How common is low stomach acid? What role do PPIs play in GI issues? How often do MCAS and histamine intolerance play a role? What impact do mold and mycotoxins have on gut health? What diets have been most helpful for his patients? What is the difference between food allergy and food sensitivity? How important is fiber for supporting the microbiome and detoxification? Can intermittent fasting support autophagy and detoxification? Does the presence of Clostridia always warrant treatment? How commonly do parasites play a role in complex, chronic GI issues? Is the treatment of SIBO about killing a bug, or is a broader, more holistic strategy needed? How is IBS different from or the same as SIBO? Could probiotics be contributors to SIBO? What is the role of estrogen dominance? What tools can be used to increase HRV? What interventions have been most helpful for supporting the mental, emotional, spiritual contributors to illness? Connect With My Guest:
    https://Doc-Koz.com
    Related Resources:
    Unfunc Your Gut
    Interview Date:
    October 26, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode155.
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit https://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclaimer:
    The content of this show is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness or medical condition. Nothing in today's discussion is meant to serve as medical advice or as information to facilitate self-treatment. As always, please discuss any potential health-related decisions with your own personal medical authority.

    • 1 hr 31 min

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