143 épisodes

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!

BetterHealthGuy Blogcast‪s‬ Scott Forsgren, FDN-P

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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 #143: Healing from Mold and Lyme with Dr. Diane Mueller, ND, DAOM, LAc

    Episode #143: Healing from Mold and Lyme with Dr. Diane Mueller, ND, DAOM, LAc

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about healing from mold and Lyme disease.
    About My Guests:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Diane Mueller. Diane Mueller, ND, DAOM, LAc is a survivor of IBS, Lyme disease, and mold illness. Dr. Diane's journey to heal herself led her to complete two doctorate degrees in holistic health care. She has a Doctorate degree in Naturopathic Medicine as well as a Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is passionate about bringing research, understanding, and compassion to those with these conditions. She has co-authored the book "Use Your Mind to Heal Your Mold and Lyme: A Survivor's Guide". Her practice, the Medicine with Heart Clinic, treats people from around the country. She co-owns an online functional medicine school, the Medicine with Heart Institute, where she trains clinicians around the world in functional medicine. Her recent book “Use Your Mind to Heal Your Mold and Lyme: A Survivor's Guide” shares many of the strategies that she used to recover her own health and the health of many of her patients.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Should mold be treated before Lyme disease?
    - Is killing the bug important for recovering health?
    - How can pulsing antimicrobials be part of a protocol?
    - What are persisters, and how are they addressed?
    - Can mycotoxins lead to leaky gut?
    - Does fungal colonization occur after exposure to water-damaged buildings?
    - How does Bartonella impact the lymphatics?
    - How do Ehrlichia and Anaplasma negatively impact our mitochondria?
    - What is the role of viruses and retroviruses in chronic illness?
    - Can medicine mushrooms be used in those with mold illness or fungal overgrowth?
    - What is the role of bile transporters in detoxification?
    - How might manganese or hyaluronic acid be used as "feeders"?
    - How might pulsing be used to avoid sensitization to therapeutic interventions?
    - What properties does cistus have that make it a useful tool?
    - Why is it important to approach biofilm treatment with caution?
    - What is the role of autophagy in cleansing?
    - What can negative thoughts do to the physical body?
    - Where can patients find support?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://MedicineWithHeart.com
    Related Resources:
    Book - Use Your Mind to Heal Your Mold and Lyme: A Survivor's Guide
    Body, Mind, Mold and Lyme Summit
    Interview Date:
    April 6, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode143
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclosure:
    BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of Amazon.com and HeySummit.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.

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    Episode #142: Lipid Therapy with Dr. Kelly McCann, MD, MPH & TM

    Episode #142: Lipid Therapy with Dr. Kelly McCann, MD, MPH & TM

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about lipid therapy in optimizing health.
    About My Guests:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Kelly McCann. Kelly McCann, MD, MPH & TM is on staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach, California and has been in private practice in Costa Mesa since 2008. She founded Partners in Health at the Spring Center in August 2009. Dr. McCann received a B.A. in Music from Brown University and a Master’s in Library Science from University at Albany. She went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree (MD) and simultaneously earned a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Tropical Medicine (TM) at Tulane University in New Orleans. She completed both an Internal Medicine residency at Banner Samaritan Medical Center and a Pediatrics residency at Phoenix Children’s Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Dr. McCann completed a Fellowship in the Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona where she worked with Dr. Andrew Weil. She is one of only 35 physicians world-wide to participate in this Residential Fellowship.  Dr. McCann became certified in medical acupuncture through the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She is certified by the Institute of Functional Medicine and also Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Board of Physician Specialties. Dr. McCann completed a Masters in Spiritual Psychology at the University of Santa Monica in 2010. She is a Board Member of the International Society for Environmentally Acquired Illness. She lectures internationally on mold, Lyme disease, and environmental toxins.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What symptoms or conditions might benefit from lipid therapy?
    - When might lipid therapy be appropriate in the overall timeline of a chronic illness protocol
    - Which fats are the most health-supporting?
    - Are fish oils helpful or harmful?
    - Can there be an imbalance with too much Omega-3 and too little Omega-6?
    - How can lipid balance be explored?
    - What are VLCFAs and "renegades"?
    - What are DNA adducts?
    - What is PC? How is it different from choline?
    - Do lipids impact our ability to create energy or ATP?
    - How does PEMT impact the need for PC?
    - What is TMAO? Is it a concern when supplementing PC?
    - Is soy-derived or sunflower-derived best?
    - What is the role of ox bile, TUDCA, and butyrate in a lipid replacement protocol?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://TheSpringCenter.com
    Related Resources:
    BodyBio - Get 15% off with code BETTERHEALTH
    Interview Date:
    March 26, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode142
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com.
    Disclosure:
    BetterHealthGuy.com is an affiliate of BodyBio.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.

    • 1h 19 min
    Episode #141: Recovery from Lyme Disease with Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer, MD

    Episode #141: Recovery from Lyme Disease with Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer, MD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about recovering from Lyme disease.
    About My Guests:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Dan Kinderlehrer. Dan Kinderlehrer, MD is a nationally recognized physician with expertise in the fields of nutrition, allergy, environmental medicine, Lyme disease, and the healing of mind-body-spirit as a unified whole. Dr. Kinderlehrer co-founded The New England Center for Holistic Medicine in Newbury MA and has taught extensively, including practitioner training courses at the Omega Institute, The National Institute of Behavioral Medicine, and the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He created and organized the Lyme Fundamentals course which is presented annually at the International Lyme and Associated Diseases conferences. He is the author of several review articles in medical journals and the Lyme Times. His integrated medical practice in Denver, CO focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of tick-borne disease. Dr. Kinderlehrer is the author of "Recovery from Lyme Disease: The Integrative Medicine Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness".
    Key Takeaways:
    - How have the Lyme Wars between IDSA and ILADS changed?
    - What is the role of epigenetics?
    - Do Adverse Childhood Events (ACEs) play a role in the development of Lyme disease?
    - What is Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS)?
    - How might treatment be approached after a tick bite?
    - What are other means of transmission of Lyme disease besides tick bites?
    - Which microbes play the biggest role in anxiety, depression, OCD, and neuropsychiatric symptoms?
    - Do patients do better at higher altitudes or at sea level?
    - What is the latest on Disulfiram for treating Lyme disease?
    - What labs have been most helpful?
    - What are some of the key treatment options for Lyme and co-infections?
    - Might Bartonella play a role in SIBO?
    - How is dysautonomia addressed?
    - What is the role of MCAS in Lyme disease?
    - How much does mold impact patients with Lyme disease?
    - Which oxidative therapies have been helpful for Lyme patients?
    - How important is limbic system retraining?
    Related Resources:
    Recovery from Lyme Disease: The Integrative Medicine Guide to Diagnosing and Treating Tick-Borne Illness
    Interview Date:
    March 12, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode141
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://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.

    • 1h 51 min
    Episode #140: The Devil in the Garlic with Dr. Greg Nigh, ND, LAc

    Episode #140: The Devil in the Garlic with Dr. Greg Nigh, ND, LAc

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about sulfur dysregulation and "The Devil in the Garlic".
    About My Guests:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Greg Nigh. Greg Nigh, ND, LAc is a primary care physician, naturopathic oncologist, and acupuncturist. He is a 2001 graduate of the National College of Natural Medicine where he completed both the Naturopathic Doctor (ND) program and the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) program. He is an avid researcher and has published several peer-reviewed papers covering sulfur metabolism, glyphosate, cancer, and other topics. He has been a prominent voice within the naturopathic profession. He has spoken at dozens of conferences, both nationally and internationally, on topics as diverse as hypnosis in clinical practice, cancer cell metabolism, naturopathic treatment of strokes, the use of therapeutic diets in the clinical setting, and much else. He has spoken at the Conference on the Physics, Chemistry, and Biology of Water which takes place annually in Europe, where he has educated researchers from around the world about the unique role of sulfur in the maintenance of water structure in the body. In addition to his work with cancer patients, he also works extensively with Lyme disease, mold toxicity, and related illnesses, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal symptoms including inflammatory bowel disease, and many other challenging conditions. He has received additional training in both environmental medicine and heavy metal testing and IV chelation therapies. He creates comprehensive detoxification and rebalancing programs related to all these conditions, utilizing one of the widest ranges of therapeutic modalities available. He is in practice at Immersion Health in Portland, Oregon.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What is the cast of characters of sulfur dysregulation?
    - What symptoms might be experienced with sulfur dysregulation?
    - Can testing be helpful when exploring sulfur imbalance?
    - What are common incoming sources of sulfur in the diet that may need to be restricted?
    - Is a vegetarian diet a better option for those with sulfur issues?
    - What is the connection between sulfur and GI conditions like SIBO, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and leaky gut?
    - What role does sulfation play in detoxification?
    - Does sulfur dysregulation lead to chronic infections?
    - Is there a connection between sulfate deficiency and connection tissue disorders like Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome?
    - Is sulfate deficiency contributing to hypercoagulation?
    - Do SNPs in CBS and SUOX correlate to those with sulfur issues?
    - What is the connection between glyphosate and sulfur pathways?
    - Should certain supplements be avoided to minimize incoming sulfur?
    - How do we open the drains in the sulfur bucket?
    - How might Candida overgrowth lead to sulfur dysregulation?
    - Are Epsom salt baths generally tolerated in those with sulfur issues?
    - Can homeopathic sulfur or desensitization techniques be helpful?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://DevilInTheGarlic.com
    http://ImmersionHealthPDX.com
    Related Resources:
    Low Sulfur Diet Guide
    Low Sulfur Protocol - Picture Guide
    Interview Date:
    February 23, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode140
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://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.

    • 1h 22 min
    Episode #139: Autoimmune Pandemic with Dr. Steven Phillips, MD and Dana Parish

    Episode #139: Autoimmune Pandemic with Dr. Steven Phillips, MD and Dana Parish

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about the autoimmune pandemic and how microbes are often at the core of autoimmune conditions.
    About My Guests:
    My guests for this episode are Dr. Steven Phillips and Dana Parish. Steven Phillips, MD is a renowned Yale-trained physician, international lecturer, and media go-to expert. Well-published in the medical literature, he has treated over 20,000 patients with complex, chronic illness from nearly 20 countries. Dr. Phillips experienced firsthand the nightmare of an undiagnosed, serious infection after nearly dying from his own “mystery illness,” and having to save his own life when 25 doctors could not. Dana Parish developed Lyme-induced heart failure as a result of being improperly diagnosed by some of the “top” doctors in the country—and had her life saved by Dr. Phillips. A chart-topping Sony/ATV singer/songwriter who has written songs for artists like Celine Dion and Idina Menzel, she has become a major voice in the world of chronic illness. Her popular column on Huffington Post has been read by more than one million people globally.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Is autoimmunity a symptom of an underlying pathogen or a condition of its own?
    - Why does modern medicine attempt to use steroids and biolgoics, and what are the potential consequences?
    - Why are infections more likely to lead to autoimmunity today?
    - Is detoxification important in a healing strategy?
    - Are vector-borne microbes the core issue or simply one component of autoimmune conditions?
    - What is "Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome"? Is it just another way to invalidate patient experiences?
    - How often are people infected with these organisms but not picked up with existing labs?
    - What role do Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF) Borrelias play?
    - Do parasites play a role in chronic, complex illness?
    - Do infections serve as triggers for demyelination?
    - What are the top triggers for PANS?
    - Are vector-borne pathogens sexually transmitted? During a pregnancy?
    - Can psychiatric conditions be the result of an underlying infection?
    - Can mast cell stabilizers have potential downsides?
    - What role do viruses play?
    - What are the core issues in ALS?
    - What is missing from current treatment strategies for neurodegenerative conditions?
    - Does autism have an infectious component?
    - How might liposomal oregano oil be helpful in the treatment of vector-borne infections?
    - What are some potential concerns with the use of Disulfiram and methylene blue?
    - What does "maintenance" look like?
    - Might a focus on mental and emotional health benefit patients?
    - Does limbic system retraining have a place?
    Connect With My Guests:
    http://TheChronicBook.com
    Interview Date:
    February 9, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode139
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://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.

    • 1h 38 min
    Episode #138: Biotoxin Illness with Dr. Jodie A. Dashore, PhD

    Episode #138: Biotoxin Illness with Dr. Jodie A. Dashore, PhD

    Why You Should Listen:
    In this episode, you will learn about the integrative treatment of biotoxin illness.
    About My Guest:
    My guest for this episode is Dr. Jodie A. Dashore. Jodie A. Dashore, PhD is an internationally recognized pioneering clinician in autism spectrum disorders, mold/ biotoxin illness, chronic inflammatory response syndrome (CIRS), and Lyme disease. As a member of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society) and a Lyme Literate Naturopathic clinician since 2010, Dr. Dashore's has an amazing track record using all-natural protocols for helping patients with chronic and treatment-resistant Lyme disease. Dr. Dashore received her Ph.D. in integrative medicine with her thesis focus on medical herbalism for autism spectrum disorders. She holds a Doctorate in OT specializing in neurology with her thesis focus on traumatic brain injury and stroke. She additionally holds a Post Doctoral specialization in advanced neuro-sensory integration. Dr. Dashore is a registered herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild.
    Key Takeaways:
    - What was Dr. Dashore's personal journey with Lyme disease and biotoxin illness?
    - What is the role of immune dysregulation in biotoxin illness?
    - What are the triggers for MCAS?
    - What tools may be helpful for regaining autonomic balance?
    - What is the role of MARCoNS in biotoxin illness?
    - What is the connection between PANS/PANDAS and CIRS?
    - How is GENIE transcriptomic testing different from SNP testing?
    - Why is never getting sick or not having a fever not always a good sign?
    - Can methylation be supported too early and lead to new problems?
    - What advantages might herbs have over pharmaceutical medications in the treatment of Lyme?
    - How might herbal formulas go beyond biochemistry and into the realm of biophysics?
    - What are the 7 steps of the BioNexus approach?
    - How might camel milk support the immune system?
    - What considerations should be explored when a young person goes to college?
    - What might a maintenance approach look like?
    - What are the two universal truths? Can they co-exist?
    - What is the role of mother's intuition in healing a child with biotoxin illness?
    Connect With My Guest:
    http://BioNexusHealth.com
    Interview Date:
    January 22, 2021
    Transcript:
    To review a transcript of this show, visit http://BetterHealthGuy.com/Episode138
    Additional Information:
    To learn more, visit http://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.

    • 1h 36 min

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