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This podcast is for high-performing entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and those who want to upgrade every aspect of their lives by experiencing UPGRADED energy, UPGRADED focus, and UPGRADED ability to show up, every day of their lives. Dr. Navaz Habib and JP Errico will bring you weekly shows including interviews with world-class experts in functional medicine, longevity, health, high performance, and functional movement. We aim to bring you game-changing tools to upgrade your performance, so you can eliminate what is holding you back, show up in your business, relationships, and family, and bring your gifts to the world.

Find out more at: www.healthupgradepodcast.com

The Health Upgrade Podcast Navaz Habib

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 5 Ratings

This podcast is for high-performing entrepreneurs, healthcare professionals, and those who want to upgrade every aspect of their lives by experiencing UPGRADED energy, UPGRADED focus, and UPGRADED ability to show up, every day of their lives. Dr. Navaz Habib and JP Errico will bring you weekly shows including interviews with world-class experts in functional medicine, longevity, health, high performance, and functional movement. We aim to bring you game-changing tools to upgrade your performance, so you can eliminate what is holding you back, show up in your business, relationships, and family, and bring your gifts to the world.

Find out more at: www.healthupgradepodcast.com

    Dopamine and Vagus Nerve Interaction

    Dopamine and Vagus Nerve Interaction

    Welcome to another episode of the Health Upgrade Podcast! 
    Today, we're talking about dopamine and how it affects our motivation, movement, and mental health. We'll look into how dopamine is linked to the vagus nerve and why it's important to keep inflammation low to avoid diseases like Parkinson's. Also, we'll discuss a study that suggests stimulating the right side of the vagus nerve might help produce more dopamine, which could be helpful for treating neurological disorders.
    We'll also talk about l-dopa, a medicine used for Parkinson's disease, and how it can change the way we think. Finally, we'll share some inspiring stories of people who have overcome neurological conditions with vagus nerve stimulation therapy.
    Are you ready to delve deeper into supporting your neurological health and boosting dopamine production? Rate and review before the next episode. If you want to know more about us and what we do, go to www.healthupgradepodcast.com. 
    Contact info: 
    Dr. Navaz HabibEmail: podcast@healthupgraded.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNavazHabib/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnavazhabib/LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/drnavazhabib
    JP ErricoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-errico-097629aa
     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Microglial Activation Syndrome, featuring Brendan Vermeire

    Microglial Activation Syndrome, featuring Brendan Vermeire

    Welcome to another episode of the Health Upgrade Podcast! Today we have the pleasure to be joined by Brendan Vermeire. He is a Mental and Metabolic Health Scientist & Researcher, Functional Medicine Educator, Writer, and Speaker. He is a Board-Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, Master Nutrition Coach, Master Personal Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, and Crossfit Trainer.
    Brendan began his career as a personal trainer and nutrition coach at the age of 18 after disappointingly being medically discharged from the United States Navy Seal training pipeline due to an injury. After being exposed to the power of functional lab testing in the start of his career, he began intensely pursuing that as a career path which has led him to be widely regarded as one of the top leading experts in Metabolic Health and Functional Education.
    In this episode, we dive deep into the world of metabolic and mental health, emphasizing the paramount importance of microglial cells for optimal brain function. This dialogue traverses through the terrain of functional medicine, discussing groundbreaking ideas on physiological tracking, neuropsychiatric conditions, and the interplay between metabolism, the nervous system, and innate immunity. The interview provides complex scientific concepts while still offering practical clinical tools to help maintain and optimize microglial cells for better mental, physical, and metabolic health.
    Tune in to learn how to invigorate your health regime, understand the psyche's intricate mechanics, and foster overall wellness. Share this profound knowledge with friends and loved ones to help spread the message of improved health through understanding and action.
     
    Dr. Navaz Habib
    Email: podcast@healthupgraded.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNavazHabib/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnavazhabib/LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/drnavazhabib

    JP ErricoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-errico-097629aa
    Brendan VermeireWebsite: https://www.metabolicsolutionsllc.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_holistic_savage/ 
     
     
     
     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Addressing Migraine for Upgraded Health, featuring Dr. Tom Malterre

    Addressing Migraine for Upgraded Health, featuring Dr. Tom Malterre

    In this eye-opening episode of the Health Upgrade podcast, we delve into the complexities of migraines and brain health with our special guest Tom Malterre. After suffering from unexplained intestinal issues, joint pain, brain fog, and fatigue, Tom found out that Celiac disease and multiple food sensitivities were behind his troubles by doing an elimination diet. With his newly calm intestinal tract, boundless energy, and sharp focus, Tom felt like he was experiencing life on a whole new level. He is the co-author of three books – The Elimination Diet, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook and Nourishing Meals.
    In this interview, we unpack the interplay between stress, inflammation, and nutritional imbalances. We explore cutting-edge topics from the effects of environmental toxins on our microbiome to the healing power of vagus nerve stimulation, all aimed at helping us understand the triggers of migraines and pathways to relief. 
    Tom shares his transformation through an elimination diet and emphasizes the remarkable potential of simple interventions like deep breathing and finding a sense of purpose to combat stress and promote health. The episode is a robust blend of scientific insights, personal experiences and actionable advice for anyone seeking to alleviate migraine pain and achieve optimal well-being.
     
    Dr. Navaz Habib
    Email: podcast@healthupgraded.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNavazHabib/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnavazhabib/LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/drnavazhabib
    JP ErricoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-errico-097629aa
    Tom MalterreWebsite: https://wholelifenutrition.net/
     

    • 57 min
    Gastroparesis, Gut Health and Vagus Nerve Function, featuring Dr. Linda Nguyen

    Gastroparesis, Gut Health and Vagus Nerve Function, featuring Dr. Linda Nguyen

    In this captivating episode of the Health Upgrade Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Linda Nguyen, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and Clinic Chief in the Digestive Health Center. Dr. Nguyen completed medical school at UCLA School of Medicine and GI fellowship training at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, CA.
    Dr. Nguyen shares insights into this multifaceted disorder, emphasizing the need to address not just the stomach but the whole person by considering factors like emotional trauma and sympathetic activity. Her clinical and research interests include GI motility disorders and disorders of gut brain interaction, with an emphasis on gastroparesis, functional dyspepsia and chronic abdominal pain. Her current research includes identifying biomarkers to better diagnose motility disorders, understanding the role/impact of physiologic testing on clinical care and exploring novel therapies for treatment of motility disorders.
    As we discuss treatment options ranging from dietary changes to potentially promising, non-invasive nerve stimulation therapies, you will gain a holistic understanding of managing this challenging health condition. Tune into this enlightening episode to explore the interplay between diet, stress, and gut health as we unpack strategies for tackling gastroparesis. Whether you're a healthcare professional seeking insights or someone touched by this condition, this conversation offers valuable perspectives on improving digestive well-being.
    Contact info: 
    Dr. Navaz Habib
    Email: podcast@healthupgraded.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNavazHabib/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnavazhabib/LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/drnavazhabib
     
    JP ErricoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-errico-097629aa
     
    Dr. Linda Nguyen LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/linda-anh-nguyen-md/ 

    • 47 min
    Upgrade your Health with Functional Medicine, featuring Dr. Marcus Cirelli, CFMP, DC

    Upgrade your Health with Functional Medicine, featuring Dr. Marcus Cirelli, CFMP, DC

    In this episode of the Health Upgrade Podcast, Dr. Marcus Cirelli joins us to explore the multifaceted world of optimal health for high performers. We delve into the impact of lifestyle strategies on overall well-being, discussing the potential effects of weather, sunlight exposure, and geographical differences on health issues. Dr. Cirelli shares insightful success stories from his patients, emphasizing the transformative power of basic lifestyle changes, such as better sleep, and cleaner beauty products, in improving health!
    The episode highlights the importance of addressing emotional trauma while treating patients, showcasing stories where addressing deep emotional wounds led to significant physical recovery. We also discuss the impact of modern technology on physical and mental health and explore the potential need to integrate traditional lifestyle elements into modern living. The conversation also delves into the significance of nutritional deficiencies in cellular processes and overall health, showcasing the value of preventing health issues before they arise and considering antioxidants and mitochondrial theory in aging and well-being. 
    Dr. Marcus Cirelli graduated from Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has extensive post-doctorate training and education in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition through Functional Medicine University. He has completed a functional diagnostic medicine training program through Southern California University of Health Sciences. Dr. Cirelli is a Certified Gluten Expert and is a current board of director member for a children nutrition company. Dr. Cirelli sees patients both locally in Cleveland, Ohio and via webcam consultations for people around the world. 
    Tune in to gain valuable insights into optimizing your health and well-being. Rate and review before the next episode. If you want to know more about us and what we do, go to www.healthupgradepodcast.com.
    Contact info: 
    Dr. Navaz Habib
    Email: podcast@healthupgraded.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNavazHabib/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnavazhabib/LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/drnavazhabib

    JP ErricoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-errico-097629aa
    Dr. Marcus CirelliWebsite: https://www.tbhfunctionalmedicine.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcus-cirelli-cfmp-dc-a661278b/ 
     

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Vagus Nerve Stimulation in PTSD and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, featuring Dr. Doug Bremner

    Vagus Nerve Stimulation in PTSD and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, featuring Dr. Doug Bremner

    In this episode of the Health Upgrade Podcast, we delve into the fascinating world of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) along with our guest Dr. Doug Bremner, a renowned expert in PTSD and neurobiology. Today we explore the profound impact of VNS on the brain and peripheral functions. Dr. Bremner shares insights into VNS applications for opioid withdrawal, PTSD, and even cognitive enhancement. The conversation delves into the potential of VNS for improving cognitive function in healthy individuals, as well as its promising implications for children's neurodevelopment.
    The episode not only features in-depth discussions on VNS research but also addresses its potential ethical considerations, along with the challenges of early intervention in trauma cases. Dr. Bremner's extensive expertise sheds light on the groundbreaking potential of VNS in the field of psychiatry, cognitive function optimization, and trauma recovery. Whether you're interested in neuroscience, trauma recovery, or overall health enhancement, this episode will expand your understanding of VNS and its potential benefits!
    Rate and review before the next episode. If you want to know more about us and what we do, go to www.healthupgradepodcast.com.

    Contact info:
    Dr. Navaz Habib
    Email: podcast@healthupgraded.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrNavazHabib/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drnavazhabib/LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/drnavazhabib
    JP ErricoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jp-errico-097629aa 
    Dr. Doug BremnerLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dougbremner/
     
     

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

Kelsey Reidl ,

So much knowledge and awesomeness

Dr. Navaz shares health and well-being tips that you don’t hear on every other podcast. The guests are informative too, and I love the episodes!

mary jo denes ,

Excellent podcast Dr. Habib and Laura!

I really enjoyed listening to the podcast. Laura, your story is inspiring! I’m so happy that you found Dr. Habib, as am I. My life has been changed since my time with you two! Everyone always asks me what I did for my life transformation and it’s hard to explain...your words explain this process so well! I hope more people have access to this information and have a chance to turn their lives around!
Thank you for sharing! 😊

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